The Errin J. Vuley Fellows Program (EVFP) was launched in March 2017. EVFP is an intensive, hands-on, 10-month leadership development program. Errin J. Vuley was the Feminist Women’s Health Center’s first Community Engagement Coordinator (1997-1999); Errin inspired everyone she met with her passionate devotion to social justice, particularly in the areas of abortion access, trans justice, and racial justice. EVFP seeks to honor Errin’s memory by strengthening the leadership in reproductive, gender, and racial justice movements in Atlanta, the state of Georgia, and across the global landscape of the justice forward community.
“[W]e completed an art project … that highlighted what Fellows are passionate about. Many of our passions were skills that we could bring to the group. By weaving our passions and pieces of ourselves, we could see how we could come together as a group to accomplish our goals.
EVFP 2017 Orientation, March 11, 2017
The program's flexibility is ideal for work and school schedules with a ten hour average time commitment per month. Over ten months, fellows will attend one Saturday workshop per month and have the option of participating in supplemental activities and events.
Each fellow will also complete an individual or group project, and fellows will focus on at least one self-designated skill set (i.e, policy, organizing, development, messaging and communications, and programming).
By incorporating community partners as workshop facilitators, EVFP provides fellows with several opportunities to gain experience alongside professionals working in social justice. Moreover, fellows will expand their social justice network in metro-Atlanta and beyond.
Upon completion of their fellowship projects and EVFP, fellows will each be awarded a Launch Forward Award to support their next steps as leaders.
How can you get involved?
If you are interested in serving as a facilitator or interested in serving on the EVFP Advisory & Development Board, please contact email@example.com.