At this point there is no denying the seriousness of COVID-19. The coronavirus, which spreads mainly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, has already cost 63 Virginians their lives.
by Dina Hackley-Hunt, Director of Education and Outreach
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. SARA-Roanoke stands at the forefront of the battle to eliminate sexual violence against all women. However it is critical to note that according to the U.S. Department of Justice, African-American girls and women experience higher rates of rape and sexual assault than their Caucasian, Asian and Latina counterparts. Continue reading SARA-Roanoke→
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. The same meals will be available at no separate charge to all participants at each site. Continue reading Feeding SWVA announces sponsorship of emergency feeding under SFSP→
Effective Thursday, April 9, Valley Metro will limit the number of passengers on buses to a maximum of nine passengers at any one time. This is an additional precaution in order to further encourage social distancing while using transit, and to follow Department of Rail and Public Transportation recommended guidelines. Continue reading Valley Metro announces passenger limits→
As old as time itself is the game of “divide and conquer.” According to St. Mark 3:24-25, “If a kingdom be divided against itself it cannot stand.” Neither can a house divided against itself stand and most certainly nor can a nation divided against itself. Yet we allow ourselves to become such easy prey by being so easily divided, controlled and subsequently conquered through our multiple prejudices—or “pride” if we chose to dress it up as such. Actually the only difference between the two is who has it! If it’s yours it’s prejudice–if its mine, its pride! Continue reading A House (or Nation) Divided . . .→