Meet Cornel, a Wayside youth organizer in training.In this brief video, Cornel shares his thoughts on leadership development, the power of youth to lead the way for social change and why spaces like Wayside are so important to movement building.Read More
REGISTRATION OPEN This workshop is open to multilingual social justice activists and workers who would like to learn more about interpreting and translating in a social justice context to empower immigrant communities and build alliances across communities and struggles.Read More
Wayside continues to support the immigrant-led group ICE Out of RVA as it builds grassroots capacity in it’s campaign to get ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) out of Richmond.
Popular Education to Build Skills, Analysis and RelationshipsRead More
Do you want to explore the intersections of struggles for justice? Do you want to work for real and lasting change instead of always reacting to crises? Do you want to meet people from different backgrounds who share those desires and build power for change together?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.