This year, Act. Honor. Hope. 2020 is going virtual! Join us on December 4, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Every December, the Action Alliance honors leaders and community members who have taken extraordinary action to bring about the necessary change to end sexual and domestic violence. Their leadership offers hope for a better tomorrow. 

This year, the Action Alliance honors Delegate Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria) with the HOPE Award. In addition to recently stepping into the roles of House Majority Leader and Chair of the House Courts of Justice Committee at the Virginia General Assembly, Delegate Charniele Herring answered the call of sexual and domestic violence advocates and preventionists statewide to sponsor and successfully champion during the 2020 General Session HB 1015 — a bill to establish the first-ever state sexual and domestic violence prevention fund in Virginia. As a member of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus, Delegate Herring has also been instrumental in the ongoing development of policy platforms and strategies to support the advancement of racial justice, housing justice, criminal justice reform, and recognizing and advancing the needs of Black and Brown survivors of state and interpersonal violence in Virginia.

In addition to honoring our HOPE Awardee and recognizing our new Lifetime Members, we invite you to join advocates and supporters from around Virginia as we take some time to have fun together.  With the virtual format, you can ask friends and family from beyond Richmond and Virginia to join in, too! Each participant can choose their own adventure for the evening (separate devices required).

Choose Your Own Adventure

Paint Night
Teresa Brown
Calling all art lovers, aspiring artists, and those just itching to unleash their creative side! Follow along with a live painting lesson. In a Bob Ross-style session, Teresa Brown will guide us in painting a social justice-themed work of art. Don’t forget to show off your painting on social media and be sure to tag us! #acthonorhope2020 We can’t wait to see your art! (Participants will need painting supplies (e.g., canvas, brushes, paints); additional estimated cost for materials is $15-20. Or, you can purchase a kit for $15 plus $8 for shipping. To guarantee kits arrive in time, paint kits must be ordered by November 18. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, the Action Alliance has a limited supply of kits available for those who find the cost of materials prevents them from participating. Contact us at give@vsdvalliance.org.)

Trivia Night
Katie Moffitt
Are you the next Action Alliance Trivia Champ? Compete for a $50 VISA gift card or just play along with the live trivia game hosted by the Action Alliance’s very own trivia buff, Katie Moffitt! Categories may include pop culture, history of the anti-violence movement, social justice, and some season-specific topics.  

Virtual Happy Hour
Nate Chisolm of the Nate Chisolm Experience
Do you love to cook or just enjoy eating tasty food?  Follow along in making an appetizer and learn about beverage pairings with Chef Nate Chisolm. Recipes for food and drink will be shared in advance so you can gather the supplies you need to participate. Be sure to share your food/drink photos with us on social media and don’t forget to tag us! #acthonorhope2020  (Participants who choose to cook along with us will need to provide their own ingredients; the estimated cost for ingredients is $15-20.)

Interested in becoming a sponsor for Act. Honor. Hope. 2020? Contact us at give@vsdvalliance.org.

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