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 »
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 »
Here’s the footage! MMUHS Black Lives Matter Rally 7-25-20 The video was recorded by Craig Rettew, with production & editing support by MMCTV.
Organized by MMU rising junior Sirena Sawyer and friends in MMU BLM, a rally was held at the school this afternoon with quite a few people in attendance — I didn’t count — but everyone practiced safe social distancing so the crowd looked a lot more “sparse” than it really was. Here are a few… Read More »
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 »
Sunday afternoon (July 19) saw dozens of volunteers and hundreds of participants painting a bright orange mural reading “BLACK LIVES MATTER” on Main Street in Burlington (between South Winooski Avenue and St. Paul St). My wife Carole and I volunteered to stand in the middle of all that blacktop in near-100° conditions to keep the… Read More »
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 »
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 »