Our August Newsletter
The Violence that Binds Us: A One-Time Theatric Event
Directed and written by Associate Professor of Theatre at W&L Stephanie Sandberg, The Violence that Binds Us, a play about the experiences of survivors of domestic and sexual violence, will be performed on August 26th at 7pm at Glen Maury Park in Buena Vista. Project Horizon is pleased to be a community partner on this project and to have several staff members acting in the play.
8 of our staff members, Judy Casteele, Annie Baker, Gary Wilson, Adam Schultz, Gloria Fennell, Hannah Knight, Darly Panebianco and Kaitlyn Kaufman will be acting in the play.
Staff Spotlight: Mikhala Stafford
Every month, we'll be introducing a new member of our staff. This month's staff spotlight features Mikhala Stafford, our new Disability Services Coordinator!
Q: Who are you, what do you do at PH, and where are you from?
A: "My name is Mikhala Stafford, I'm the Disabilities Services Coordinator here at PH, and I'm from Lexington, VA!"
Q: What led you to Lexington and the work you do now?
A: "I was born and raised here in Rockbridge, and I really found a passion for sexual and domestic violence prevention work while attending college in Williamsburg. After some big life changes in 2020 (aka the pandemic) brought me back home, I realized that I really wanted to engage back in the community that raised me and do this work here."
Q: What’s the best part of your job?
A: "My favorite part of my job so far has been getting to go and participate in group outreach at several different agencies around the county. I've gotten to meet some really amazing members of this community that I've never gotten the chance to get to know before, so that's been really exciting."
Q: What’s something most people don’t know about you?
A: "- I love any activity that gets me outside, and I will always hop at the opportunity to hike/swim/run around in the mountains."
The Lexington Latinx Festival
Please join Project Horizon for our second annual Latinx Festival on September 20th from 5-8pm at Hopkins Green. The festival will include dancing, food vendors, and face painting.
More information will be announced in our September Newsletter.
The Lexington Pride Festival
Please join us for our fifth annual Lexington Pride Festival! The festival will take place on October 2nd from 2pm to 6pm at Hopkins Green in Lexington. The festivities will include a drag show, a costume contest, and a parade!
More information about the Pride Festival will be announced in our September Newsletter.
Funding for the Lexington Pride and Latin Festival is provided by United Way of Rockbridge.