In Wayside's third year we saw new programs, new people, and new organizing. We wanted to share a few highlights from 2012 with you.
?The Spring and Fall Bring It! Youth Organizing Weekends hosted over 50 young organizers for two weekends of movement building education and training
? Launched the Breaking Barriers Building Power program by hosting 20 community organizers from Virginia and DC for a weekend of cross-issue collaboration, cultural sharing, and education.
?Dozens of bilingual interpreters and organizers came together for two Interpreting for Social Justice intensive weekend workshops.
?Provided major support to Harrisonburg's successful campaign to keep anti-immigrant 287-g legislation from being signed. ?We launched Wayside's first paid summer internship program in Richmond with three dynamic young organizers. ?Over 150 people attended the Wayside Commons, our annual summer gathering. Organized by our interns, the Commons included popular education sessions on the prison industrial complex and Virginia movement history, as well as a Spanish-language immigrant justice exchange.
?Wayside's first summer youth camp included dozens of teenage participants from North Carolina and Virginia.
?Organizers kicked off the first annual Family and Friends of Incarcerated People Retreat at Wayside with 30 teens and mentors from DC affected by incarceration.
?Founded the Moving Train Collective, a project in DC committed to study and political and popular education in the region.