Author Archives: KelseyWelborn

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… Read More »

Events coming up from local Black Orgs!

By | August 10, 2020

Upcoming policy-related events! 2/11-VOTE- In case you still haven’t voted, the Black Perspective of VT has officially endorsed a few candidates for Governor and Lt. Governor: For Governor: Rebecca Holcombe, and David Zuckerman  For Lt. Governor: Tim Ashe, Brenda Siegel  This group will be moving toward aggregating and sharing more candidate information (around their stance… Read More »

Events in Early August!

By | August 2, 2020

Two Events in early August! The Black Perspective presents: Talent Show on Wednesday August 5th at 6-7:30 pm at the O’Brien Community Center in Winooski.  Event Description: “The Black Perspective is a social justice organization who support the minorities in Vermont, striving for equality, justice and elevation of anyone in need. At this event, they… Read More »

July 24th-July 25th Events!

By | July 23, 2020

Hello all, Every weekend is a good weekend to do some allyship work! This weekend we have some great options: protests/rallies and watching some amazing films! Two events tomorrow (July 24th):  Protest Trump’s Police State in Portland and Everywhere- 6-7:30 pm at the Federal Building in Burlington. It is hosted by Community Voices for Immigrant Rights. … Read More »

July Donating! Black Farmers and Food Producers

By | July 10, 2020

Hello Anti-racist friends! This month, I’ve been enjoying the delicious local VT harvest- strawberries, raspberries, corn etc. etc.. I’ve also been helping my white friends who have houses with their gardens. It’s made me so abundantly grateful that we have access to local fresh produce and that our state is teeming with so many successful… Read More »

Upcoming Events! July 10th-July 31st

By | July 9, 2020

Hello everyone! Per my promise, I am going to let you know about virtual meetings that are happening this week around whiteness/racism/allyship in VT. It is time to join larger conversations so we can think more critically about work in Richmond. UPCOMING EVENTS: Tonight (July 9th) is a virtual presentation from Mark Hughes of the Vermont… Read More »

Vermont Racial Equity Organizations to Support and Follow!

By | July 6, 2020

Hello friends! The following are organizations run by Black Vermonters, Vermonters of Color, and white allies who have been working for years on racial justice work. I think it would be great for our group to support them. Most of these organizations use Facebook, twitter and Instagram to alert the public to their work and… Read More »