Category Archives: racial equity

Juneteenth Flag Raising

By | June 20, 2021

The Richmond, Vermont Selectboard passed a resolution to fly the Black Lives Matter flag on the flagpole at Volunteers Green, starting on Juneteenth and remaining for three months thereafter. The flag was raised at 10:20 AM or so on June 19. Patty Brushett and Denise Noble of the Richmond Racial Equity group led the observations… Read More »

This Monday! — Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man — YouTube Series by: Emmanuel Acho

By | March 25, 2021

In the You-Tube video series, Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man, Emmanuel Acho takes on all the questions, large and small, insensitive and “incorrect” many white Americans are afraid to ask—yet which all Americans need the answers to, now more than ever. A former NFL player shares his take on American race relations. Emmanuel Acho,… Read More »

Honk to Halt Deportations

By | March 14, 2021

In case you missed it: Today (Sunday, March 14, 2021) Community Voices for Immigrant Rights, Migrant Justice, and others held a drive-by honking at the ICE Law Enforcement Support Center in Williston, VT today to protest continued deportations and other police-state style policies and tactics — such as the proposed high-tech, 120-foot-tall surveillance towers proposed… Read More »

Proposed RRE agenda for Tuesday, Jan 26

By | January 24, 2021

Our last meeting, on January 12, identified many important and helpful opportunities to work on to move racial equity forward. To help facilitate a conversation about how to help all of those opportunities move forward, here is a list that we can use on Tuesday (Jan 26) to decide what belongs in a subgroup (Education,… Read More »

Fair and Impartial Policing Policy Resolution

By | January 18, 2021

Tomorrow, Tuesday January 19th, 7pm Interested in attending the virtual meeting? Zoom details are in the Meeting Agenda   RRE is celebrating this small victory and thanking our Selectboard Members for listening to the voices of the community. We have a lot more work to do but this is one step in the right direction.… Read More »

Jamboard Reflection on Group Norms

By | January 12, 2021

RRE met on Tuesday, January 12 for its usual weekly meeting. RRE member Connie van Eeghen led us on a discussion of group norms using Jamboard. Each person was invited to share one or two thoughts about what our group norms are or should be. Once each person had provided their input, Connie led a… Read More »

A Different Approach to Crime and Justice in Rwanda – and Vermont

By | December 14, 2020

We wanted to share news of an upcoming event at the Bolton-Richmond-Huntington Community Senior Center: “Join Us for This Special On-Line Presentation: A Different Approach to Crime and Justice in Rwanda – and Vermont On Wednesday, December 16 at 1:30 PM, we host Norwich University professor Rowley Brucken for his on-line presentation on Restorative Justice, an approach… Read More »