Author Archives: jayfurr

30-Day Anti-Racism Challenge

By | July 17, 2020

This isn’t terribly fresh news (it came out a month and a half ago) but it’s worth sharing to make sure everyone sees it: https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/essex-teen-creates-30-day-anti-racism-challenge/Content?oid=30566483

Burlington declares racism a public health emergency

By | July 16, 2020

Burlington is not Richmond and Richmond is not Burlington, but it’s interesting to note that on Thursday morning, mayor Miro Weinberger and the other groups formally declared racism a public health emergency. Quoting from the WCAX.com article on the event, “As part of the declaration, the group outlined three main goals. They include a commitment… Read More »

Meeting Tonight: 7/14/2020

By | July 14, 2020

The Racial Equity group will meet tonight via Zoom. We will hear from town planner Ravi Venkataraman regarding the new town Housing Committee, discuss any other pending business, and then will split off into breakout rooms. You may choose which group you want to join during the meeting tonight or let Christine Werneke know and… Read More »

Letter to Richmond Selectboard re: Police Chief hiring

By | July 11, 2020

The Police and Policy subgroup of the Richmond Racial Equity group spent quite a bit of time this past week discussing the posting of the Richmond Police Chief position by the Richmond Selectboard. In consequence of that discussion, a letter was prepared, modified, commented-on, and ultimately approved and transmitted to the Selectboard members and to… Read More »