Today at 11:59PM is the deadline to register to vote in the March 3rd primary.
Follow the link to register or check your status: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/
Remember that you MUST bring Photo ID with you in order to vote!
NVCC still has 90 scholarships available! Apply by this Friday (2/14).
The register has various scholarships geared towards those who are single parents, STEM track, welders, Administration of Justice track, and students who are re-entering the workforce, in addition to numerous other opportunities.
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. While slavery may seem like a dark and distant time in our history, slavery still happens all over the world, even in the United States, while many people are unaware. In fact, over 40 million people are enslaved around the world, according to UN News. According to the United Nations, modern slavery “is used as an umbrella term covering practices such as forced labour, debt bondage, forced marriage, and human trafficking.”
These horrible acts need to be stopped, which is why in January many try to raise their voices and bring awareness. As Obama said in his Presidential Proclamation in 2016, “During National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, we resolve to shine a light on every dark corner where human trafficking still threatens the basic rights and freedoms of others.”
What can we do to bring about change to this significant problem?
First, we ourselves need to be informed of the reality of modern day slavery. Some resources include organizations like the End It Movement and Hope for Justice, or for a more in depth look, there is a fact sheet of external resources compiled by NCTSN.
Second, we should raise our voices and try to bring awareness so our friends, classmates, co-workers and colleagues can also be informed.
Finally, we need to keep our eyes open to our own safety and the safety of those around us. You may have heard the mantra, “See Something, Say Something” and this is extremely important! Do you know about the college safety resources available to you at NOVA? Your safety is a priority, so please use these resources and encourage others to do the same. Toward the end of his Proclamation, Obama reminded us that “We must always remember that our freedom is bound to the freedom of others.”
Throughout the Fall 2019 semester, students, faculty, and staff knitted and crocheted 6×6 inch squares. Some were experienced needle workers, while others had never attempted it in their lives.
United by yarn, there was one goal in mind: To yarn storm the library and cover a chair with our own, unique patchwork. On Thursday, December 12, we unveiled the finished chair!
For some, knitting this semester served as a much-needed reprieve from studies. Others used it as an opportunity to learn a new skill.
There’s a life lesson that can be learned from these little knit patches. One square can’t cover a chair on its own, and yet, when people come together, contributing their time and effort, even if they just make one square, something beautiful can be created.
Next time you stop by the library, take a seat and admire the handiwork!