Pod 10 starts may 2024
In Virginia, we are experiencing the severe effects of racial injustice, violent repression, and health inequities, all within a context of attacks on democracy. Social and progressive political movements have reached new levels of power and reach, yet there are still barriers to civic participation for those who have been historically excluded, erased, and imprisoned. The tide is shifting for a wave of progressive leadership to build a new Virginia in the shell of the old.
The Virginia Progressive Leadership Program (VAPLP) is a four-month experiential learning program for leaders who are Black, Indigenous, or part of the global majority and those with diverse lived experiences who aim to transform systems & culture to realize the Virginia we imagine.
Unlike holistic leadership development programs, VAPLP is focused by applying a lens of liberatory leadership to social movement strategy. By embracing the tension between the realities of Virginia as it is and the dreams of liberation embodied in the vision of Virginia as it should be, participants will learn practices & tools that move social change work forward.