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Hear the strong, empowered voices of women and men whose right to vote was denied through incarceration. (You can also watch the full 18-minute version.)

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Listen to Daniel Jones talk about participating in his first Presidential election.

Listen to Demetrius talk about making his voice heard through voting.

Listen to Corey B. talk about missing out on voting.


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Voting Rights
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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
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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
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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.
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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. …