Category Archives: Education

Vermont bookstores see record sales of anti-racism titles

By | July 11, 2020

From VTDigger: https://vtdigger.org/2020/07/10/vermont-bookstores-see-record-sales-of-anti-racism-titles/ As the article linked in above relates, Vermont’s 20+ independent bookstores are seeing booming sales of anti-racism titles. It’s heartening to see that there’s such interest and it’s also good, period, for the bookstores themselves. That said, the article didn’t go on to say which independent bookstores are minority-owned; if anyone knows… Read More »

Statement on Diversity, Equity, Social Justice, and Inclusion for service organization

By | July 8, 2020

I am a member of the Board of Our Community Cares Camp, a non-profit service organization that supports children in our school district with a free camp experience, both in person at Camels Hump Middle School and in virtual sessions. OCCC Board Members want to develop a process for examining our work for systemic inequity… Read More »

A Resource for Indexing and Analyzing Incarceration vs. Community Health

By | July 8, 2020

This is a data rich resource for our discussions about priorities, public safety, community health, and the ways in which budgets serve as moral documents. The authors of this study and project explain: “If ‘money talks,’ then budgets tell a story about a community’s investment priorities. At a time of renewed interest in budget priorities,… Read More »

Forsyth County, Georgia — 1987

By | July 7, 2020

My name is Jay Furr and I’m a resident of Richmond, Vermont. I’ve lived here since 2002 and in Vermont since 1998. But prior to that, I was as Southern as one could be; my mother descended from generations of dirt-poor central Floridians and my father’s folks had been in the Piedmont of North Carolina… Read More »

Welcome!

By | July 4, 2020

Welcome to the newly-created Richmond Racial Equity site. This site was created in response to member requests to have more of a comment-board-based discussion system rather than having everything go to your email. In order to create posts or take part in the forums you will need to create a login — you can do… Read More »