Category Archives: racial equity

Abolish Slavery: Educating Communities on Prop 2

By | February 22, 2022

Vermont Interfaith Action Deputy Director Melissa Battah will present “Abolish Slavery: Educating Our Communities on Prop 2, ” developed in collaboration with the Vermont Racial Justice Alliance, on Wednesday, March 2 from 7 to 8:30 pm on Zoom. The purpose of this presentation is to explain the Vermont constitution’s current language regarding slavery and how… Read More »

Richmond Racial Equity Large Group Monthly Meeting: Wed, Feb 2 @ 7p

By | January 31, 2022

Please join the RRE Large Group monthly meeting on Wednesday, Feb 2 at 7p via this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87273193709?pwd=UUxaMlJzTmRGeUJPZGU4Ry84QmZDUT09 Meeting ID: 872 7319 3709 Passcode: 504345 +16465588656,,87273193709#,,,,*504345# US (New York) Our agenda will include: 7:00 – Greetings and Welcome! Focus for tonight: Andrews Forest Committee and the plan for the Policy and Policing wing of RRE… Read More »

Richmond Racial Equity Large Group Monthly Meeting: Wed, Jan 5 @ 7p

By | January 2, 2022

Please join the RRE Large Group monthly meeting this Wednesday, Jan 5, 2022 at 7p with the following agenda and Zoom link below: 7:00- Greetings! Tonight’s agenda will focus on our goals for community oversight group for and engagement with the RPD 7:05 Land Acknowledgement: updated from Scott Silverstein’s and Alexis Lathem’s work with the… Read More »

From the Huffington Post: “I’m Black But Look White. Here Are The Horrible Things White People Feel Safe Telling Me.”

By | December 9, 2021

From the Huffington Post: “I’m Black But Look White. Here Are The Horrible Things White People Feel Safe Telling Me.” Miriam Zinter (@MimZWay) writes a sobering (some might say infuriating) personal history of the abuse she suffered as a black child with very light skin — some inflicted at her directly, some spoken in her… Read More »

Call to post questions about RRE Member Questions about Housing, Zoning, Climate, & Impact on Racial Equity in Richmond

By | December 1, 2021

Hi RRE members and friends, At our Large Group Meeting on Wednesday, Dec 1 2021, we realized we have a lot to learn about Richmond Town policies and ordinances that can affect our Town’s inclusion, diversity, and equitable opportunities relating to those who historically have not been included. We decided to collect our questions first… Read More »

Anti-Racism At MMUUSD – Difficult Conversations About Race Special Session

By | November 28, 2021

Kennedy Jensen and her colleagues at MMUUSD have put together a great program on talking about racism. I read their short homework assignment this evening, a link to NPR, and am excited about being part of next Sunday’s session, Dec 5. Here’s the link to the assignment; see her previous announcement on the RRE webpage… Read More »

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 »