Voting Rights and the Criminal Legal System

Click HERE to watch the video recording of this powerful, informative event. The Detroit League of Women Voters and Detroit Public Library are sponsoring a panel on Voting Rights and the Criminal Legal System. This discussion will bring together representatives of several organizations that address the treatment of voting rights …

VAAC Member Spotlight: E.B. Jordan

This month’s honoree is powerhouse E.B. Jordan. Her work with VAAC is driven by her passion to make sure that people know that they can vote even if with a felony. (Check her out in VAAC’s Yes, You CAN Vote video!) Determined not to let any barriers hold her back, E.B. founded her own non-profit in Detroit called S&D PJ Housing to provide much needed re-entry housing and services. She’s also a vocal advocate with Safe and Just Michigan striving to change the narrative about people who have been incarcerated.

Strong Women Warriors Table of Perseverance

The Grand Rapids Chapter of A. Philip Randolph Institute recently hosted a panel discussion as part of their Black History Month Virtual Community Conversation program. Watch the recording from the February 15th Facebook Live event HERE. Hear our sisters as they share their stories of the obstacles and challenges they’ve …

VAAC Members Key Speakers at Community Conversation focusing on Black Men and Mental Health Issues.

This event has taken place. To watch a recording of the conversation, please click HERE. On February 1, 2022, to kick off Black History Month, Grand Rapids Chapter of A. Philip Randolph Institute and Grand Rapids ProActive held a moving Community Conversation focusing on Black men and mental health issues. …

Prison Gerrymandering Addressed at MICRC Public Meeting

Several people, including volunteers from VAAC, gave testimony at the recent Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC) meetings, on the topic of Prison Gerrymandering. Additionally, VAAC posted a statement and related materials on the MICRC website. Please check it out here and add your comments in support of ending prison …