Each year, the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance hosts Act. Honor. Hope., an event to recognize individuals and groups who have gone above and beyond to turn the tide and support the development of safe, healthy, and thriving communities across the Commonwealth.
This year, we celebrate and honor the action of individuals and organizations that embody change and empower the communities around them to promote conditions in which every person can thrive. These agents of change provide an example for us all.
This year’s honorees are:
An organization challenging racial injustice in Virginia by working to dismantle the youth prison model and promoting the creation of community-based alternatives to youth incarceration.
- Carol Adams — Richmond City Police
Sgt. Adams’ foundation has become a resource center connecting domestic violence victims with services such as counseling and housing, serving the Richmond area’s historically underserved and unserved communities.
- Pat Brown — Director, Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley
A tireless advocate for women’s rights, who, for the past 33 years, has nurtured and grown the Women’s Resource Center into an agency that helps 3,500 survivors each year, providing resources, advocacy, and education.
- Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy— (D) Prince William
Del. Carroll Foy has devoted her life to public service and started a political action committee, Virginia for Everyone, aimed at supporting women of color entering political leadership. She has been a passionate advocate and spokesperson for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment in Virginia.
Act. Honor. Hope. is an opportunity to celebrate the incredible work that has been accomplished this year by the honorees, join with advocates and allies from across Virginia, and raise the necessary funds to continue this critical work.
Please join us in HONORing these leaders who have taken extraordinary ACTION to bring about the change necessary to end sexual and domestic violence. Their leadership offers HOPE for a better tomorrow.
Act. Honor. Hope. will be held on December 6 from 11:30am to 2:30pm at the Henrico Ballroom at Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center in Glen Allen, Virginia and will include lunch as well as a silent auction. Proceeds support the policy, prevention, and advocacy efforts of the Action Alliance. We hope you will join us and bring a friend! Purchase your tickets here by Nov. 22, 2019.