Errin J. Vuley Fellows Program

Errin J. Vuley Fellows Program (EVFP) is a 10-month leadership development program focused on gender, racial and reproductive justice.

Vuley Fellows

What we do

Errin J. Vuley Fellows Program (EVFP) is a 10-month leadership development program focused on gender, racial and reproductive justice. This program is named after Errin J. Vuley, Feminist Women’s Health Center’s first Community Engagement Coordinator. Errin inspired everyone who met her with her passionate devotion to social justice, particularly in the areas of abortion access, trans justice, and racial justice. This program seeks to honor her memory by creating a leadership pipeline for gender, racial and reproductive justice movements. Key activities include:

Monthly Events: Workshops and other action-based events to equip fellows with the necessary skills, content knowledge, and strategies through the lenses of reproductive, gender, and racial justice. The program’s events are designed to accommodate the schedules of a diverse group, including those with work, school, and other scheduling needs. The average time commitment per month is ten hours.

Social Justice Networking: Facilitators vary for each monthly event and include community partners and social justice professionals. We are committed to ensuring that our fellows graduate with an expanded network of local social justice experts as well as with the knowledge of how to delve deeper into their areas of interest.

Launch Forward Awards: Each graduating fellow will receive a Launch Forward award uniquely tailored to their passions and interests. The award is designed to provide a modest “starter kit” with small funding or tools to complete a project or launch a social justice initiative. We hope this culminating encouragement will ‘”launch forward” these incredible social justice leaders.

 

How you can get involved

Apply to be a Fellow: Vuley Fellow applications open in January and the orientation and the first monthly event are in March. The program concludes in December.  

Volunteer with us: Throughout EVFP’s inaugural year, volunteers helped elevate the program by contributing to curriculum development, designing marketing materials, and facilitating workshops. If you would like to contribute to our leadership development pipeline, sign up to Feminist Center’s newsletter or email LeighB@feministcenter.org.

Join our Committee: We envision that our new EVFP Advisory committee will provide guidance and support on various activities including recruitment, application and interview screening, curriculum mapping and development, fundraising, and help planning social events. If you are interested in joining, please email LeighB@feministcenter.org.

Donate : Our EVFP Fellows are continuing advocacy “in the name of a true leader.” Your donation will help Feminist Women’s Health Center honor our first Community Engagement Coordinator, Errin J. Vuley, who led with passion in her work for abortion access, trans justice, and racial justice.