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Formerly Incarcerated People in West Virginia Find Community Support (yesmagazine.org)

Amber Bjornsson says she had a “true heart change” while serving a two-year prison sentence for the years of fines and felonies she previously collected. Once her sentence was complete, Bjornsson moved into a recovery home. As Bjornsson returned to life outside of incarceration, she started to see the full picture of the obstacles in front of her. She took a job that paid minimum wage at a restaurant within walking distance of her transitional housing. Then, she faced the substantial court...

VA TICNs eNote May 24 2021 [grscan.com]

Enjoy this Resilience Week recap video showcasing some of the amazing contributions and celebrations throughout the week! Save the Date! Virginia's second annual Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week will be August 1-7, 2021. The week aims to implement the Racial Truth & Reconciliation Virginia mission of empowering marginalized communities in acknowledgment of truth to promote healing, reconciliation, and justice for children and families. View the Racial Truth & Reconciliation VA...

VA TICNs eNote May 10 2021 [grscan.com]

Thank you all for making the second annual Resilience Week Virginia so wonderful! Many of the events are still available to view if you missed them, and the website will remain available as a resource. May 1st marked the beginning of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a moment to reflect on and celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of AAPI communities. Read more about taking on myths and uncovering resilience during this month . AAPI faculty and staff at UCLA...

Resilience Week Virginia 2021 Begins May 2

The second annual Resilience Week Virginia begins Sunday, May 2, and it’s shaping up to be another transformative and much-needed experience. In the year since the first Resilience Week Virginia, we have continued to endure a global pandemic, racial and economic injustice, and so much grief and loss. At the same time, we have continued to persevere, connect, and care for ourselves and one another. The lessons of trauma and resilience illuminate our individual and collective strengths and the...

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