are the infamous buzz words that followed the 2021 Vice Presidential debates. They were how Vice President Kamala Harris took back the microphone and reclaimed her voice. The words will forever go down in history. Inspired by Madame Vice President, this space is used to reassert the female voice and power.
VPM launched Racism: Challenging Perceptions in 2020 to explore the social, cultural and economic impact of racism on our community. Through conversations with local experts and leaders, we look at the disparities racism creates within our systems including: education, wealth building and housing. We encourage participants to use the information from the series to have authentic and informed dialogue with family members and friends on race and racism.
Our second installment of Challenging Perceptions examines the progress and promises toward dismantling historic racist systems. These discussions will continue to explore community initiatives and efforts to create a more equitable world. Each discussion is hosted on Zoom and recorded for later release on VPM platforms. Participate in the discussion online on the VPM Facebook and Twitter pages.
Chloe Edwards, at just 25 years old, was the youngest person to be honored as a 2021 Richmond History Maker.However, she has earned the title as much as any of her seniors. Edwards was given the History Maker title for championing social justice. Edwards was given the History Maker title for championing social justice. For her day job, she is the Advocacy & Engagement Manager at Voices for Virginia’s Children (VVC). She also founded Racial Truth & Reconciliation Virginia, the state’s first ever racial truth and reconciliation league.
Chlo’e Edwards is the CEO of Chlo’e Edwards Consulting, Inc. with a mission to mutually empower you and the community surrounding you. In addition, she serves as a Policy Analyst at Voices for Virginia’s Children and leads policy and advocacy work in domains related to the social determinants of health (SDOH) with a focus on healthcare, family economic security, trauma-informed care, and equity. In 2020, Chlo’e founded Virginia’s first Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week, which was recognized by Governor Ralph Northam.
Henrico CASA is a nonprofit organization committed to advocating for the best interests of children involved in the Henrico County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court process. The Henrico CASA program recruits, screens, trains, and supervises volunteers dedicated to representing the needs of abused and neglected children, children in juvenile dependency proceedings, and children in need of services or supervision. The volunteers promote safe permanent homes for all children and seek to educate the community concerning the needs of abused and neglected children.
Destiny's Flow is a creative storytelling piece that addresses the intersection of navigating the hustle and frenzy of capitalism, overcoming childhood trauma, and combatting racism and oppression. This piece speaks to transitioning from the hustle and frenzy addiction to a process that fosters hustle and flow in addition to healing. The narrator is navigating the chaotic process of healing, meeting her basic needs, and achieving her purpose, which is achieving equity and justice for all people.
Voices for Virginia's Children, through their Uplifting Voices series and in celebration of Black History Month, interviewed cousins, Chlo'e Edwards and Aaliyana Carr (student and youth advocate) about what led them to discover their voice, where they see their advocacy leading them, and more.
Voices for Virginia’s Children to Host 2nd Annual Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week
Racial Truth and Reconciliation Week conference to begin
'People power': Henrico residents urge Board of Supervisors to create police civilian review board.
Building resilience, providing opportunities: YWCA honors women's leadership.
In first year on the job, Henrico's police chief is working to increase transparency and strengthen community relationships.
Black Lives Matter 804 calls for justice at rally in Henrico.
'Not enough has changed,' Advocates Say Richmond Police Have More To Do.
Protesters march in Henrico against the decision to scrap civilian review board plan.
Black Lives Matter 804, Urban League Young Professionals to hold march in Henrico’s West End June 5.
Richmond, Henrico among first in Va. to release equity data for recent cases, vaccinations.
Why Are Nonprofits Still So white? - Elevate Post
Williamsburg Regional Library, William & Mary focus on anti-racism for second annual ‘One Book One Community’ program
Richmond History Maker Chlo'e Edwards makes mark on social justice scene.
Chlo'e Edwards, Style Weekly "40 Under 40"
Advocates Say Digital Connections Are Meaningful, Accessible.
State Senate committee advances resolution declaring racism a health crisis in Virginia.
COVID-19 Will Inflict Trauma On Virginia's Children. Analysts Don't Yet Know How Bad It Will Be.
Richmond Community Groups Hold ‘Unity Walk’, Commemorating March On Washington.
Monday Moms – Chloe Edwards, Voices for Virginia’s Children
Nonprofit's rally encourages Black girls to advocate for change in time of unrest.
Women & Politics with Amanda Lynch and Chloe Edwards on Resilience Week
30 kids in 30 days: Meet Majesty, a 15-year-old looking for a permanent, loving home
JFS Adoption Partners with Connecting Hearts
iPower 30 Under 30: Chloe Edwards
Pasture hosts foster children for Thanksgiving feast
CCE Welcomes 2021-22 Community Partner-in-Residence Chlo'e Edwards
The Advocate ISSUE NO 8: Fall 2018
Challenging Perceptions: Progress and Promises - "Policy and Progress"
Hollins students emphasize love over hate after swastika found on university landmark
Daughters of a Dream: What makes me hopeful