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The Virginia League for Planned Parenthood (VLPP), Minority Health Consortium (MHC), and Virginia Anti-Violence Project (VAVP) are partnering to offer a free, fun, interactive six-session class about healthy relationships. VAVP's relationship skills class is a six-week course that builds the skills to clarify values, set boundaries, resolve conflict, foster communication, understand cultural differences and strengthen community connections. Refreshments will be provided. Participants must be 18 or older to register. Registration is required, and the group is a closed group, meaning new participants will not be able to join once the class has started, so please register before August 18th. You can register at our Eventbright page.
VAVP sponsored LGBTQ Support Group to begin on August 25,2015
The support group will be a closed, eight week peer support group starting August 25th. This group is intended to be a safe space for people who have been in relationships where physical, emotional, verbal and/or sexual abuse/violence was present. We will be discussing boundaries, the dynamics of power and control, relationship myths and understandings, and other topics related to LGBTQ relationships. To register for this event, please contact VAVP's Community Advocate, Jackie Small via email or by phone at 804-925-9217.
COMMUNITY ALERT:The Virginia Anti-Violence Project has been made aware of a reported anti-LGBTQ vandalism incident in Norfolk, VA
The Virginia Anti-Violence Project has been made aware of a reported anti-LGBTQ vandalism incident in Norfolk, Virginia. According to local media source 13NewsNow, Andy Stacy, who saw the word “gay” spray painted and covered in red nail polish on her wife’s car, stated that she immediately called police to report the incident. While VAVP has yet to make contact with the victims, we do want the victims and the community to know that we are here to support them and are tirelessly working to further prevent instances of hate motivated biases and violence. This particular incident is currently under investigation and suspects are unknown at this time.
COMMUNITY ALERT:The Virginia Anti-Violence Project has been made aware of a reported anti-LGBTQ hate violence incident at the Amazon shipping facility in Chesterfield County, VA
The Virginia Anti-Violence Project has been made aware of a reported anti-LGBT hate violence incident in Chesterfield County, Virginia. The 24 year old male victim, who has not been named at this time, is an employee at the Amazon shipping facility in Chesterfield County and was attacked by an Amazon employee.