We have some exciting news to share with you! You are now able to make financial contributions to the Project through a new online system. Before we share more information on this new way to support us, we’d like to provide news from the powerful gathering that marked the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
Several members of our staff, volunteers, and our chairperson, Vincent Harding, attended the SNCC event in Raleigh, NC from April 13-18. It was an inspiring occasion. It was also a great opportunity to connect with folks who have been working decades in movements for social change, and to meet a new generation of young people who are continuing the work. (See Vincent’s reflections on the VOHP blog!) Hearing the stories of some of the 1000 participants was amazing and it became clear to us that we need to capture more of these stories through our video interview process. Since 1997 the Veterans of Hope Project has interviewed more than 75 “veterans” of peace and social justice movements, including many SNCC workers and supporters. In addition, we lift up the next generation of activists through our intergenerational Ambassadors of Hope compassionate leadership development programs for young people.
Now to return to the exciting news we provided above: The Project is urgently requesting your support in continuing and expanding our important work. Please go to the “Donate” button at the bottom of our website or click here to contribute to the Project. Your contribution is tax deductible and we will acknowledge your gift through a letter of thanks. If you don’t want to contribute online, you can mail a check to: Veterans of Hope Project, 2201 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO 80210 or call us at 303-765-3198.
Be on the lookout for four (4) new DVDs – Sonia Sanchez, John Biggers, Tom Feelings and Vine Deloria. These will be available at the end of June. For other Project news and events, please join us on Facebook.
Thank you so much for continuing on this journey with us to create “a more perfect union.”