Author Archives: jayfurr

Google Groups mailing list

By | January 8, 2024

The Richmond Racial Equity group does a lot of its chatting on a Google Groups mailing list. In order to post, you will need to have a Google login. https://groups.google.com/g/richmond-racial-equity When you click the link above, you’ll be taken to the group page, but you’ll need to click “Ask to join group” if you are… Read More »

Police Accountability and Environmental Justice bills

By | April 17, 2022

State Senator Kesha Ram-Hinsdale spoke with the Richmond (Vermont) Racial Equity group and the Climate Action Committee group on the evening of April 6, 2022. Senator Ram-Hinsdale briefed the attendees on the reasons for and status of two bills she is sponsoring — S.250 and S.148. S.250 focuses on police accountability — qualified immunity, transparent… Read More »

Juneteenth Flag Raising

By | June 20, 2021

The Richmond, Vermont Selectboard passed a resolution to fly the Black Lives Matter flag on the flagpole at Volunteers Green, starting on Juneteenth and remaining for three months thereafter. The flag was raised at 10:20 AM or so on June 19. Patty Brushett and Denise Noble of the Richmond Racial Equity group led the observations… Read More »

Honk to Halt Deportations

By | March 14, 2021

In case you missed it: Today (Sunday, March 14, 2021) Community Voices for Immigrant Rights, Migrant Justice, and others held a drive-by honking at the ICE Law Enforcement Support Center in Williston, VT today to protest continued deportations and other police-state style policies and tactics — such as the proposed high-tech, 120-foot-tall surveillance towers proposed… Read More »

Book Group in September/October: “me and white supremacy” by Layla F. Saad

By | August 26, 2020

The Richmond Racial Equity group will be conducting a book group discussion series in September and October, focusing on the groundbreaking 2020 book “me and white supremacy” by Layla F. Saad. (Visit the book’s own website here: https://www.meandwhitesupremacybook.com/) Our sessions will take place on Thursday evenings at 7 via Zoom. Our first meeting will be… Read More »

Story Circles: September 2

By | August 26, 2020

The Richmond Racial Equity group is going to do a pilot of a story circles evening on Wednesday, September 2. What to expect? The Story Circle is made up of 8 participants in addition to a volunteer facilitator. The story prompt is shared in advance, but no preparation is needed. Participants share their stories in… Read More »

Reshared from VPR’s “Brave Little State” — How To Support Vermonters Of Color: ‘Listen To Us’

By | August 9, 2020

VPR’s “Brave Little State” podcast asked the question “How can a state that is 94% white do better in supporting its citizens of color?” Vermonter persons of color weighed in with their answers. https://www.vpr.org/post/how-support-vermonters-color-listen-us#stream/0

Reading Workshop: The 1619 Project

By | August 7, 2020

Richmond Racial Equity team member Rebecca Starks will be leading a four-week online discussion on the subject of The 1619 Project, an ongoing effort by the New York Times to reframe American political, social, and economic history and place the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the center of our national… Read More »