Category Archives: racial equity

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 »

Reading Workshop: The 1619 Project

By | August 7, 2020

Richmond Racial Equity team member Rebecca Starks will be leading a four-week online discussion on the subject of The 1619 Project, an ongoing effort by the New York Times to reframe American political, social, and economic history and place the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the center of our national… Read More »

Thoughts about 8/4/20 meeting and Policy & Policing Subgroup

By | August 6, 2020

I so appreciated the perspectives shared at this past Tuesday’s meeting of our Richmond Racial Equity group on Zoom. It was a late meeting (following a late Monday for many who attended) and I also appreciated the sustained investment in the conversation. In particular, Christine Werneke’s description of how she approaches differences of opinions and… Read More »

Events in Early August!

By | August 2, 2020

Two Events in early August! The Black Perspective presents: Talent Show on Wednesday August 5th at 6-7:30 pm at the O’Brien Community Center in Winooski.  Event Description: “The Black Perspective is a social justice organization who support the minorities in Vermont, striving for equality, justice and elevation of anyone in need. At this event, they… Read More »

Support Local Black-Owned Businesses and Organizations!

By | August 1, 2020

Would you like to make a difference in supporting racial equity in Vermont? One easy way to do this is by shopping at Black-owned businesses and financially supporting Black-owned organizations. Richmond Racial Equity will periodically be posting Black-owned Vermont businesses to shop at, as well as Black-owned organizations and fundraisers, in Front Porch Forum. This… Read More »

Support Local Black-Owned Businesses and Organizations!

By | July 24, 2020

Would you like to make a difference in supporting racial equity in Vermont? One easy way to do this is by shopping at Black-owned businesses and financially supporting Black-owned organizations. Richmond Racial Equity will periodically be posting Black-owned Vermont businesses to shop at, as well as Black-owned organizations and fundraisers. Check these out:  Clemmons Family… Read More »

Recent data on SROs from The Economist, July 2020

By | July 24, 2020

I read an article in this week’s Economist on the subject of School Resource Officers (SROs) – timely, and not surprising. A link is below; the article is a little over a page long. Because you may hit a paywall, I have added a PDF of the article to the resources section in our website.… 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 »

Black Lives Matter mural on Main Street in Burlington

By | July 20, 2020

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 »