Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014
Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church
1720 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23223
Suggested donation: $10 – more if you have it, less if you don’t, no one turned away for lack of funds. Includes lunch, dinner and coffee and tea all day.
Open to the public, but only organizations and individuals endorsing the VPA can sponsor and/or present at workshops and panel discussions, display literature and vote on resolutions.
What it means to endorse: Supporting the call for a one-day, statewide networking conference of progressive activists under the general theme of Jobs, Peace and Justice. Endorse online at http://www.vapeoplesassembly.org.
Schedule for the 2014 VPA
Note: As much as possible, we will try to include members of various communities in the different workshops and panels. Check back here as the full schedule comes together.
Morning: Registration, Opening Plenary Session, workshops and panel discussions.
Afternoon: Rally. Keynote speaker: The Rev. William Barber II, President, North Carolina State Conference NAACP and Organizer of the historic Moral Mondays protests at the N.C. Legislature.
Followed by more workshops and panel discussions.
Final Plenary Session: Voting on Resolutions and the proposed Action Plan.
Proposed Action Plan: That we gather in large numbers outside Capitol Square on Wednesday, Jan. 8, the opening day of the 2014 Virginia General Assembly, raising all the issues supported by the VPA and showing a display of united solidarity. And that we then attend committee hearings on bills we are supporting or opposing.
Evening Cultural Program: Music, dance, spoken word and more from the many communities represented at the VPA.