- - Carolina Velez, Wayside’s Richmond-based organizer, sent in two postcards from the immigrant justice front in Virginia. - From Roanoke: - Dear Wayside, - We had a powerful immigrant rights organizing training here in Roanoke. We talked about race, class,...Read More
We had $2 radio sets and a broadcaster in a box. Before Wayside, many of us were driving around the state and fighting against hate legislation, raids, and detention centers. We didn’t have a home base, but we met in libraries, churches and homes, and we interpreted all of our...Read More
Join us Wayside on Saturday July 19th to celebrate five years of popular education and movement building! Activists, organizers and cultural workers from around the region will celebrate Wayside’s anniversary with a weekend of singing, dancing, storytelling and...Read More
Jess Jude is coming on as a fellow after having interned with Wayside last summer, and is so excited to take on new projects, as well as continue where she left off after having gotten to know what Wayside is all about. She is a proudly (and loudly) black, queer, southern,...Read More
Wayside Center seeks applicants based in Richmond and Charlottesville for the 2014 Summer Internship Program. Interns will learn and practice community organizing and popular education skills through assistance with day-to-day operations of Wayside Center, planning and...Read More
Call for Regional Support for Operation Social Equality best internet security software 2013 Cville Weekly is at it again – just months after a popular protest by the Public Housing Association of Residents (PHAR), Wayside organizers and others forced them to apologize and...Read More
We just finished an exciting weekend of board, staff and educators collective making big plans for the new year. To implement those plans, we need: what is antivirus software A reliable minivan to transport immigrant youth to meetings, trainings, protests and other events. A...Read More
The voice of the South is changing. What would our movement look like, how much more power could we have if we began communicating well across language? At the center of Wayside’s work is education and building relationships across class, gender, immigration status, sexuality, language, and race. Our language work lies at the center of this commitment: to connect people at the base who often are not engaged in meaningful dialogue around shared struggles.
Central to Wayside’s vision is the belief that those directly affected are the ones best qualified to create solutions to the problems affecting their communities. In addition to creating spaces where people can come together and reflect on those problems, we offer a variety of organizer skills training programs to increase the capacity of our communities to implement those solutions. These range from evening programs to weekend workshops to months-long internships. Most can be offered both at Wayside and in your area.
The Wayside Center offers a beautifully restored 200 year-old farmhouse on 25 lush, river bottom acres for use by your group. If you’re interested in using the space, please contact us and we will get back to you within a couple of days.