Voices for Ethnic and Multicultural Awareness
- Monday: 10AM-4PM
- Tuesday: 10AM-4PM
- Wednesday: 10AM-4PM
- Thursday: 10AM-4PM
- Friday: 10AM-4PM
To lift up the voices of all people in our communities that experience racism, discrimination, injustice and/or predjudice. To enact change, educate, and provide cultural experiences. To provide resources to community members who are affected by issues of racism, discrimination, and injustice.
VEMA was founded in the spring of 2020 following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Seraphia Gravelle (Aguallo), Elizabeth Robinson (Allen), and Nathaniel Coward began the work of educating the community and providing a voice for people of color throughout the region. Historically there has been a lack of representation as well as complaints and concerns falling on the deaf ears of the leaders of the regional community. VEMA stands united to work against racism and injustice. Through educating not only the members of VEMA but also the community surrounding them, they intend on chipping away at the systemic and blatant racism that exists throughout their community. In addition to education, a priority of VEMA is to ensure accurate and adequate representation as the community as a whole works to disrupt racism and discrimination.
Our amazing team of regular and part-time volunteers, Directors, Board Members, and staff are here to answer questions, have open conversations, provide resources, and advocate for community members.