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Acceptance Form: Campaign for a Trauma-Informed VA: Racial Truth & Reconciliation Advocacy Day

Posted:  -  By: Chloe Edwards

Dear Advocate,

On behalf of Voices for Virginia’s Children, I am pleased to inform you that you have been selected to participate in our 2020 – 2021 “Campaign for a Trauma-Informed VA: Racial Truth & Reconciliation Advocacy Day” cohort!

As you know, the purpose of the cohort is to create a space for youth, caregivers, and art activists to have a voice at the table and establish meaningful impact in the systems that have impacted their lives. We are very excited that you will be joining us for this amazing opportunity.

All accepted participants must be in attendance for all advocacy day training days and events. Failure to attend all scheduled events will affect your participation in this opportunity and receiving the $50 stipend. Cohort members will be expected to attend the following days: 

Dates of Events:

  • December 11th – 7PM – 8:30PM (Advocacy Training 102 – General Assembly & Storytelling)
  • January 8th – 7PM-8:30PM (Advocacy Training 103 – Justice)
  • Talking Point Prep Session: Advocates will have the option to schedule individual talking point prep sessions leading up to the advocacy day.
  • January 18th – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Virtual & A possible option in-person opportunity) (More details coming soon)
  • January 25th – Campaign for a Trauma-Informed VA: Racial Truth & Reconciliation  Advocacy Day (Virtual)

In order to secure your acceptance, please fill out this online form below no later than Thursday, December 10th at 10AM. Receiving the necessary information as soon as possible will help us in planning events related to this opportunity. Please contact Chloe Edwards at chloe@vakids.org or 804-649-0184 ext. 106 for more information.

Participants Receive: 

  • $50 Stipend  
  • Advocacy Training  
  • Leadership Opportunities  
  • Advocacy Experience  
  • Networking & Engagement Opportunities  

Dates of Events: 

  • December 11th – 7PM – 8:30PM (Advocacy Training 102 – Storytelling)  
  • January 8th – 7PM-8:30PM (Advocacy Training 103 – Justice)  
  • Talking Point Prep Session: Advocates will have the option to schedule individual talking point prep sessions leading up to the advocacy day.  
  • January 18th – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Virtual option and possible in-person) (More details coming soon)  
  • January 25th – Campaign for a Trauma-Informed VA: Racial Truth & Reconciliation  Advocacy Day (Virtual)  
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