Black History: Engage with RFL Resources

By | November 17, 2020

We’re sharing a link to another site’s information, but it’s useful information, so humor us.

The Richmond Free Library maintains a list of fiction and non-fiction books, audiobooks, and DVDs on Black history and topics.

Click here or click the image below to go to the RFL website.

Have an opinion on officers in your schools?

By | November 16, 2020

Several SRO contracts are up at the end of this school year and so it is a hot topic regarding budget planning.

Here are the links for local meetings this week.

RRE is also hosting a meeting Tuesday night, 6:30pm to discuss action for the MMUSD meeting. Zoom link in calendar.

CVSD Board of Education initial budget meeting information:

Tuesday – November 17th, 6pm

Zoom meeting info
Link: https://cvsdvt-org.zoom.us/j/96678520100

Meeting ID: 966 7852 0100 Passcode: xZ5bNr Phone Participation: 1-646-876-9923 Passcode: 808522
 
Meeting Materials:
MMUSD public forum budget meeting
Thursday – November 19th, 6pm
https://meet.google.com/yyi-rrez-ksi. To join meeting by phone call: (‪US‬)‪+1 415-849-1180, PIN: 783 485 812#.
Meeting Agenda:
#showupspeakup
Wanting more information on how officers in schools and racial equity are related?
Here are some resources:
It was co-signed by Justice for All, Migrant Justice, Outright Vermont, Pride
Center of Vermont, Rights and Democracy, Vermont Branches of the NAACP, Vermont
Businesses for Social Responsibility, Vermont Center for Independent Living, Vermonters for
Criminal Justice Reform, Vermont Human Rights Commission, Vermont Legal Aid, Vermont
Public Interest Research Group, and the Women’s Justice and Freedom Initiative. I wrote out all
of those names because it’s amazing to me that so many Vermonters (ie. school boards) seem
to be ignoring such a unified voice from the communities and identities who are most impacted
by this issue.

 

From the Huffington Post: “Trump Administration Moves To Freeze Wages For Farmworkers Before Leaving Office”

By | November 9, 2020

We saw the following article in the Huffington Post today and thought it was worthy of sharing. Click through to the link to read the article in its entirety, but in a nutshell: “The Trump administration is moving ahead with a federal rule that would freeze pay for many agricultural guest workers for the next two years, even as they remain essential personnel during a pandemic.”

Link: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-administration-freeze-wages-farmworkers_n_5fa96ef7c5b67c3259b18a59

Urgent funds needed for Vermont family!

By | October 29, 2020

Richmond community–

We’ve received an urgent call for monetary support for a Vermonter of Color. Here’s an excerpt from a letter from Kesha Ram and Kiah Morris to support Tabitha Moore which was shared with our community via Burlington SURJ:

“Tabitha Moore, founding chapter President of the Rutland County NAACP and and State Director of the Vermont NAACP, needs your help. She and her three children, including her oldest who worked bravely to raise the Black Lives Matter flag at Mill River High School, have been targeted with threats, violent language, and racialized attacks. Recently, Tabitha’s neighbor physically assaulted her while simultaneously calling the police on Tabitha, and her children live in constant fear of someone targeting their home.

Sadly, Tabitha and her family are no longer safe in their home, and Tabitha needs to move to find safety, opportunity, and well-being for her and her children. We need her in Vermont, and that means helping her buy a home in another community and making the transition as smooth as possible during a pandemic and the start of the school year. Please dig deep and give directly to Tabitha via Venmo (@Tabitha-Moore22) or PayPal (paypal.me/tabithamoore22 or tabithaannjulie77@gmail.com) to help her with moving and closing costs.
We are trying to raise $60,000 to allow Tabitha and her family the peace of mind they need to keep moving Vermont and the country toward justice. Please help and spread the word.”

Please give directly to Tabitha and her family via Paypal or Venmo, so that they may live safely in Vermont, and can continue to do their incredible work.

Thanks!

-Reparations Sub-committee

Join us!

By | October 24, 2020

Thank you, everyone, who came to our “Life as a Vermont Migrant Worker” session on Thursday night. We think it’s safe to say that anyone who attended left impressed and moved by the stories the presenters shared.

For those of you who were not able to attend, the session was recorded and we will be posting a link to the recording in the near future so you too can enjoy it.

Our group, the Richmond Racial Equity group, has full meetings on Tuesdays the weeks that the Richmond Selectboard does not have a Monday meeting, and has more informal meetings on the other Tuesdays. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, October 27 at 7 pm. All are welcome to attend!

Richmond Town Host is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Richmond Community Racial Equity Group
Time: Oct 13, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Tue, until Dec 29, 2020, 12 occurrence(s)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 864 8989 6358
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Event Tonight! – Life as a Vermont Migrant Worker

By | October 22, 2020

Panelist discussion tonight! –Hosted by Richmond Racial Equity

Please have a piece of paper and pen handy.

You can use this document as a reference to help with the discussion: Sample Notesheet

See you there!

 

Join via Zoom
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Passcode: 036766
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10/22 Event Registration is now Open!

By | October 12, 2020

Thursday October 22, 2020 – 7pm

Here in Richmond: Life as a Migrant Worker

Meet the migrant workers who work on our farms.

Hear their voices.

Listen to their stories.

Learn their hardships.

Richmond Racial Equity invites you to an evening of shared stories and gaining new perspectives on the lives of the people who grow our food and milk our cows.

Here in our community.

Click Here to Register!

 

The artwork is shared thanks to the permissions and efforts of

Vermont Folklife Center’s Comics Workshop:

El viaje más caro | The Most Costly Journey

If you’d like to contribute to the publishing of their Vermont experiences, please visit:

Kickstarter Page

Policy and Policing Subgroup Meeting Tuesday, 10/6/20 @ 7p

By | October 6, 2020

The RRE Policy and Policing subgroup is meeting Tuesday evening, October 5, 2020, 7p at the following Zoom link for anyone interested in an update and review of next steps:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://uvmcom.zoom.us/j/92664939320?from=msft

Meeting ID: 926 6493 9320
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