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.

  • You Can Help Virginia Organizing Put an End to Racism

    You Can Help Virginia Organizing Put an End to Racism

    On August 19, 1995, Virginia Organizing was born in Charlottesville, Virginia. One of the goals we committed to at that very first meeting was dismantling systemic racism in Virgin ...

  • NRV Chapter Calls on School Board to Fight Racism

    NRV Chapter Calls on School Board to Fight Racism

    On August 15, leaders and supporters from the New River Valley Chapter of Virginia Organizing attended the Montgomery County School Board's regular meeting to ask for a public stat ...

  • Success with Augusta Health!

    Success with Augusta Health!

    Three years ago this month Rita Wertman faced a terrifying crisis. Rita had been brought to the emergency room of Augusta Health Hospital for chest pain, but because she is deaf, s ...

  • 2017 Mid-Year Report Now Online!

    2017 Mid-Year Report Now Online!

    Click here for a downloadable PDF version of our mid-year report to see more photos and accomplishments!   Virginia Organizing could not do our work without your support, and ...

You Can Help Virginia Organizing Put an End to Racism

You Can Help Virginia Organizing Put an End to Racism

On August 19, 1995, Virginia Organizing was born in Charlottesville, Virginia. One of the goals we committed to at that very first meeting was dismantling systemic racism in Virgi ...

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NRV Chapter Calls on School Board to Fight Racism

NRV Chapter Calls on School Board to Fight Racism

On August 15, leaders and supporters from the New River Valley Chapter of Virginia Organizing attended the Montgomery County School Board's regular meeting to ask for a public sta ...

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Success with Augusta Health!

Success with Augusta Health!

Three years ago this month Rita Wertman faced a terrifying crisis. Rita had been brought to the emergency room of Augusta Health Hospital for chest pain, but because she is deaf, ...

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2017 Mid-Year Report Now Online!

2017 Mid-Year Report Now Online!

Click here for a downloadable PDF version of our mid-year report to see more photos and accomplishments!   Virginia Organizing could not do our work without your support, and ...

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Report: Reduce Incarceration To Narrow Achievement Gap

Report: Reduce Incarceration To Narrow Achievement Gap

RICHMOND, Va. — Widespread incarceration of African Americans during the drug war feeds the achievement gap in U.S. schools, according to a new report. The study from the Economic ...

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Equality for All Students

Equality for All Students

Published in the News and Advance I’m writing this letter to commend Scott Brabrand, superintendent of Lynchburg City Schools, and Derrick Brown for introducing change in our scho ...

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Police Training and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

Police Training and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

Published by Michigan Department of Civil Rights. Contact: Vicki Levengood 517-241-7978 Agency: Civil Rights Lansing — Communication with law enforcement will be easier for indivi ...

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Virginia Organizing Challenges Number of School Suspensions

Virginia Organizing Challenges Number of School Suspensions

In the past two years, Virginia Organizing Chapters have worked to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline that has sent so many students unjustly into the juvenile justice system. ...

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Virginia Organizing to Hold ‘Day of Empathy’ Media Call

Virginia Organizing to Hold ‘Day of Empathy’ Media Call

What: Tele-media conference When: Wednesday, March 1 at 10:30 a.m. Where: Call 712-432-1500, access code is 529122# Lynchburg, Va. ­— Virginia Organizing will hold a tele-media co ...

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Help End Mass Incarceration

Help End Mass Incarceration

Today, Virginia Organizing participated in the National Day of Empathy as part of the #cut50 campaign to reduce mass incarceration by 50 percent. The research shows school suspens ...

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