RSVP deadline is April 19.
Touro University Presents: Building Black Political Power and Leadership Fellowship’s Community Needs Assessment and Focus Group Study 2023
Welcome to the Enrollment Survey for the Building Black Political Power and Leadership Fellowship’s Community Needs Assessment and Focus Group Study. Touro University has partnered with Black community leaders in Vallejo to conduct research as a first step in using data to drive change and achieve equity in the City of Vallejo for its Black residents. Your participation in this research is voluntary.
If you want to participate in upcoming focus groups in South and North Vallejo, please sign up below. To thank you for supporting this effort, we are offering all participants a $50 Safeway Gift Card.
Who Should Participate?
This research is meant to collect input from Black Vallejo residents about their quality of life. We are particularly interested in hearing from Black youth, Black aging populations, Black immigrants, Formerly incarcerated, small business owners, those from the unhoused community, and faith leaders.
Why should I participate?
As a part of the Black community, your experiences, concerns, visions, and goals are crucial to understanding the needs of our community in the City of Vallejo. If you or your family has encountered discrimination or have experienced other barriers while living in your neighborhood, we want to hear your voice. For example, suppose you have found strong social networks in the Black community. We want to listen to your voice and solutions to unite the community. Your input will help us inform data-driven policy recommendations for the City to achieve greeted equity and belonging in our community.
We look forward to hearing from you and getting your feedback on the Black community in Vallejo.
If you have questions about the process, please contact the project leaders, Dr. Kerby Lynch at email@example.com or Jasmine Chisley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vallejo Building Black Power Initiative Purpose and Vision:
VBBP has been launched to build the capacity for power building work within Vallejo’s Black community, VBBP’s longer-term vision is to grow a dynamic, purposeful and powerful ecosystem of leaders with the knowledge, resources, and medicine needed to sustain generational pursuits for justice in the face of white supremacy and racialized violence directed at Black people. VBBP’s short-term objective is for the four leaders who have been identified and invited to participate as a cohort to gain new insights and motivation to pursue a leadership development path that is centered on their own healing, which in turn can be tied to an intention for community healing and transformation. It is intended that cohort members engage in a process that builds individual and collective leadership that is grounded in a vision for communal healing, racial justice, and transformation.
Vallejo Building Black Power Initiative Goals and Objectives:
1) affirm and nurture participant’s demonstrated leadership capacity
2) foster relationship and solidarity-building within the cohort
3) support healing and repair
4) provide space for participants to clarify and deepen their commitments to a transformative vision for Vallejo
Date(s) - Wed, Apr 19, 2023
Multiple Locations, Vallejo
Upcoming events at this location
- Participatory Budgeting Voting ends June 30 - Thu, Jun 1, 2023 - Fri, Jun 30, 2023 - All Day
Tags Civil Rights, Politics