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  • Saturday, November 10, 2007

    VIRGINIA FOCUS: Virginia Organizing Project Events and Actions

    The Virginia Organizing Project (VOP) is a statewide grassroots organization dedicated to challenging injustice by empowering people in local communities to address issues that affect the quality of their lives. VOP especially encourages the participation of those who have traditionally had little or no voice in our society. By building relationships with individuals and groups throughout the state, VOP strives to get them to work together, democratically and non-violently, for change.

    El Proyecto de Organizar Virginia (VOP) es una organizacion de base a nivel estatal dedicada a luchar encontra de la injusticia dandole poder a la gente en las comunidades locales para que puedan exponer sus preocupaciones que les afecta en su vida diaria. Como una organizacion no partidista, VOP especialmente fomenta la participacion de aquellos que tradicionalmente han tenido poca o ninguna voz en nuestra sociedad. Estableciendo relacion con grupos o personas individuales atraves del estado, el VOP sigue luchando para que trabajemos juntos, democraticamente sin violencia por cambio social.

    Find action alerts from VOP here.

    Here are some upcoming events throughout Virginia:

    November 16, 2007, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    Westminster Presbyterian Church, Charlottesville
    Social Justice Bowl IV. For more information, contact Sally Bastian at 434-984-4655 x229 or bastian@virginia-organizing.org.

    November 17 - January 18, 2007
    Shalom Retreat House,Hanover County
    Virginia Organizing Project Leadership Institute. For more information, contact Cathy Woodson at cwoodson@virginia-organizing.org or (804) 261-7497.

    November 26, 2007, 5:30 p.m.
    Petersburg Library - 137 S. Sycamore Street-- 2nd floor meeting room
    Petersburg Virginia Organizing Project Chapter Meeting

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