Virginia Union University National Alumni Association and Operation Stamp the Vote hosting We Love Virginia’s HBCUs Walk

September 17, 2021

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When: September 19, 2021, at 1 PM ET, Where: L. Douglas Wilder Library (1500 N Lombardy St, Richmond, VA 23220), Who: Sponsored by the Virginia Union University National Alumni Association and voting rights advocacy group Operation Stamp the vote. The walk is open to the public, What: A walk beginning at the L. Douglas Wilder Library (VUU Campus) with Voter Registration/Restoration & Early Voting Information available after the walk at the Hovey Field Parking Lot on the corner of Lombardy St & Brook Rd

Purpose: The walk is dedicated to raising awareness about HBCUs and the need for equitable funding from the commonwealth of Virginia. Additionally, voter registration and early voting information will be available to attendees. Supplies will be provided to design posters in support of Virginia’s HBCUs to interested walkers

“Despite efforts by the federal and state governments to address a historical legacy of inequitable funding and investments, resource disparities continue to plague historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). HBCUs are significant gateways to higher education and play an essential role in boosting educational attainment, especially among African-American students,” said An’Jou C. White, President of the Virginia Union University National Alumni Association, Inc. “Furthermore, these institutions serve many first-generation students and those who need financial aid to attend college—a growing percentage of the college-going population in the United States.”