Today’s Inspire Indeed was previously recorded at WRIR’s first ever, Local Voices Live. Carol Olson interviewed Stacie Vecchietti, the new Program Director for the Virginia Anti-Violence Project. Stacie talks about the history  and future of the organization, LGBTQ violence, the  LGBTQ warmline, resiliency, and an upcoming  Richmond collaboration entitled NERVE. This interview is followed up by a live recording of The V Word by Jenn Gallienne reading a queer survivor’s piece submitted to the V WORD for Local Voices Live.

VAVP’s mission is: to provide a world free from all forms of violence, such as: homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and heterosexism racism, classism, sexism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, ableism, ageism, hate violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, state-sanctioned violence, stalking, bullying and harassment.

VAVP promotes respectful and equitable relationships, community accountability, LGBTQ visibility, access to survivor support, and affirming collaborations.

Listen to the episode here

Resources:

Virginia Anti-Violence Project   – Email VAVP

LGBTQ Partner Abuse and Sexual Assault Helpline: 1.866.356.6998

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