Category: Anti Discrimination

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We believe that all people should be treated fairly and with dignity in all aspects of life, regardless of race, class, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability or country of origin. Discrimination must be eliminated in our schools, communities and workplaces. Virginia Organizing leaders speak out against discrimination of all kinds whether it be fighting against housing discrimination in Richmond, fighting for increased accessibility in Fluvanna County or supporting gay rights in Roanoke.

We believe that we should enhance and celebrate diversity in our community and in our state.

Take Action to Stop School-to-Prison Pipeline

Take Action to Stop School-to-Prison Pipeline

For the past two years, Virginia Organizing Chapters from Fredericksburg to Lynchburg and Christiansburg to Portsmouth have been working locally to stop the school-to-prison pipel ...

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Parents, Educators Fight Back Against Rising Suspension Numbers

Parents, Educators Fight Back Against Rising Suspension Numbers

To watch the original video, visit WAVY. HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — More than 20,000 students across Hampton Roads received suspensions last school year, according to data obtain ...

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Fight for Your Rights as a Patient

Fight for Your Rights as a Patient

This letter was published in The Nelson County Times. My wife Peggy and I are deaf and need sign language interpreters whenever we have important doctor appointments. My wife had ...

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Governor McAuliffe Signs Executive Order to Combat Discrimination in Virginia

Governor McAuliffe Signs Executive Order to Combat Discrimination in Virginia

Released by the Office of the Governor. Full release and Executive Order text found here. CHARLOTTESVILLE – Governor McAuliffe today issued Executive Order 61, which will advance ...

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Editorial: A Better Choice for Student Discipline

Editorial: A Better Choice for Student Discipline

Published in the Free Lance-Star THE REPORT presented a disconcerting situation. Virginia, more than any other state, turns students with disciplinary issues in school over to pol ...

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Grassroots Group and Spotsylvania Schools Make Progress on Discipline

Grassroots Group and Spotsylvania Schools Make Progress on Discipline

About a year ago, Spotsylvania County resident Bryn Pavek saw a startling headline. Virginia, she found, led the nation with the highest number of student referrals to police. A r ...

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Letter: Spotsylvania Schools Take an Important Step

Letter: Spotsylvania Schools Take an Important Step

Published in the Free Lance-Star I would like to thank School Superintendent Scott Baker and Sheriff Roger Harris for their diligence and responsiveness in making progress on redu ...

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Virginia Organizing continues conversation with Danville police for ‘more accountability’

Virginia Organizing continues conversation with Danville police for ‘more accountability’

Standing on the steps of City Hall, members of Virginia Organizing announced the progress they are making in an ongoing conversation with Danville police on accountability and tra ...

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Virginia Organizing Lynchburg Chapter to Hold School-to-Prison Pipeline Discussion

Virginia Organizing Lynchburg Chapter to Hold School-to-Prison Pipeline Discussion

What: School-to-prison pipeline public forum When: Monday, November 14 at 6 p.m. Where: Lynchburg Public Library (Main Branch, 2315 Memorial Avenue, Lynchburg, VA 24501) Lynchburg ...

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Police Referrals, Out-of-School Suspensions Decline in Roanoke Schools

Police Referrals, Out-of-School Suspensions Decline in Roanoke Schools

Published by The Roanoke Times Roanoke nearly cut in half the number of black students who were referred to police last year because of a disciplinary incident, proud administrato ...

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