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Richmond and VT events/meetings/discussions

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »