Membership with Minority Vets is free and is open to underrepresented veterans, including women, people of color, LGBTQ, and non religious or religious minorities. We also welcome allies to the community, including military family members and supporters.
We believe in creating belonging and advancing equity for our members through access to leadership development, networking opportunities, and providing resources to our community.
We recognize that without true and committed work to creating equity, there is no hope for equality and justice in our community.
We are a community and organization inclusive of veterans of all walks of life and lived experiences. Our members fight for our collective liberation
History has shown us that if we do not find a way to organize, we will lose our seat at the table and our communities will suffer for it.
Education, development, and connectivity of the minority veteran community is the means for sustaining our organization, our work, and our community.
Through multiple programs, we offer cost-free personal and professional development opportunities, mentorship from community partners, and access to career coaches.
All of your questions about Membership Rights and Responsibilities, from rights and responsibilities to reporting violations, answered.
If you believe a member or leader of MVA has violated these these Rights & Responsibilities, you can submit an internal grievance to MVA at email@example.com. These grievances will be sent directly to the Chair of the Board of Directors.
If you need help or are in crisis, a variety of resources can be found at MVA Resources. This list is ongoing so please return periodically for additions.
Please remember that minoritized communities are impacted differently in situations involving police/legal interventions, and consider mobile crisis teams and other alternatives to law enforcement when possible and safe to do so. You can read more about this topic and find alternative resources here: “What to do Instead of Calling the Police” by Arron Rose.
If you are physically harmed or threatened with violence, seek necessary medical assistance and contact local authorities and/or legal representation.
If you still have questions about membership benefits, rights & responsibilities, reporting violations, or how you can help MVA, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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