Popular Education is at the core of Wayside’s work for social justice. In addition to our weekend programs, Wayside educators travel throughout the region offering popular education workshops tailored to the needs of local communities. Recently, Carolina Velez has...Read More
Over the past couple of months Wayside has been preparing the way for parents of the 42 students killed in Ayotzinapa, Mexico to visit Richmond. The stop is part of a tour called Caravn43 seeking to raise awareness and call on people to pressure our own government to stop...Read More
Latin@ Students and Families United for Inclusive Schools Win Major Concessions Richmond, VA Organizers with Wayside Center have offered organizing support and interpretation services to this struggle from the very beginning. Participants in our summer internship program were...Read More
Interpreting for Social Justice May 15-17, 2015 “Wayside Center for Popular Education is an amazing place for people to come together for the opportunity to learn knowledge, culture, language and social work. For the first time, I needed services accommodated to have...Read More
Hats off to PHAR – People Power in Action! When an elderly resident was evicted from their home in 2011, PHAR, the Public Housing Association of Residents of Charlottesville began a long struggle to pressure the housing authority to change their eviction policies. After...Read More
Call to Action! Please Forward Widely! #blacklivesmatter Tuesday January 20th – Call Charlottesville Department of Social Services (DSS) Demand that that they reunite Que Williams with her family and end racist policies! Please watch and share this very short video to...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.