Part of VAR’s mission is to advocate for our community. We do that through educating our community about the issues that impact us and through meaningful partnerships for civic and community engagement. These kinds of projects ensure that we are involved in the important decisions that are made on the national stage and down to the local level. We take on these kinds of projects because our apathy to issues involving immigration, housing, human rights, and other matters gives others the power to make decisions for us rather than with us.

VAR is proud of its history of engagement and activism through culturally competent organizing. We integrate our advocacy into the events and projects we take on to observe and honor our culture, and we collaborate with other groups representing local youth, seniors, and neighborhoods to bring us closer together.

Justice for Workers Conference
March 2018: Wildflower Walks with the Open Space Authority
Cafe VAR Escape Room @ VeggieFest
UVSA Summit Presentation
API Voter Training
VAR on CreaTV’s Valley Politics
VAR-o-Ween Public Safety & Haunted House |
2018 Willy Wonka and the Haunted Factory
2017 Nightmare in Wonderland
2016 A Bizarre Bazaar Extravaganza
Inaugural Halloween Family Night