Category Archives: Equity & Social Justice

AmeriCorps VISTA opportunities in Vermont

My name is Andrew Kane, and I am a VISTA Leader with the SerVermont AmeriCorps program.  The SerVermont VISTA Project is a comprehensive umbrella project that welcomes host sites tackling a wide array of poverty related issues in Vermont. We place members in organizations and state agencies to fight poverty across the state by increasing […]

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8-week skill building, volunteer opportunity with Bike & Build

Bike & Build’s Volunteer, Awareness, & Advocacy Program (VAAP) Through service-oriented biking experiences and long term volunteer programs, Bike & Build raises awareness and advocates for affordable housing and empowers young adults to commit to a life-time of service and civic engagement. Our 8-week Volunteer, Awareness, and Advocacy Program places young leaders with one of […]

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Saturday: Join us for May Day Action!

DonateFacebook | Twitter | Instagram Last week we shared the testimony of Vermont farmworker Primitivo. He spoke about being fired after protesting unbearable conditions: sub-minimum wages, three shifts a day without time for rest, and a house without sufficient heating or hot water. Primitivo worked on a farm that produces Hannaford-brand milk, and unfortunately his experience […]

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Advance Screening of My Tulsa 1921 PBS Documentary

Join Human Rights Watch to preview a new documentary by Jonathan Silvers, Tulsa: The Fire and Forgotten, for free, April 30–May 10 across the United States, and join a live discussion May 5 featuring: Nicole Austin-Hillery, Human Rights Watch US Program Executive DirectorDeNeen Brown, Washington Post ReporterRep. Regina Goodwin, OK House District 73Dreisen Heath, Human […]

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SI Scholars Speak Out online event (Fri. 4/30)

The Social Impact Scholars will be hosting an online “SPEAK OUT” event through InSpace on Friday 4/30, 1:15 to 2:15PM. Each of the Scholars has created a piece (essay, visual design, poem, video) that addresses a contemporary issue that is significant for them. Topics this year include: shark finning diversity in games campus sexual assault transgender athletes […]

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USCRI Vermont School Tutors Needed

We are currently looking for volunteers to tutor elementary through high school students. Ideally tutors will support the tutees through this school year and next. Please let me know if you are interested in tutoring and what your availability and skill capacity is. At this point the tutoring could be remote and/or in person on […]

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Peace & Justice Center news & events: Renaming Negro Brook, Centering BIPOC at the PJC and more

 After saying farewell to Rachel, transitioning continues at the Peace and Justice Center including a shift in our E-news as I take over. Thank you for staying with us and I look forward to continuing this journey with you! -Jorja Lamb, Programming Coordinator Click here to visit our fair trade, local, and educational store! April 13, […]

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USCRI Vermont Newsletter – April 2021

USRCI Vermont April 2021 Newsletter USCRI Vermont’s Kristen Rengo, Coordinator of Interpretation and Translation Services, was a featured panelist for “The Embedded Racism of Language Access Barriers” presented on March 25th as part of Vermont Law School’s “Embedded Racism in the Law” discussion series. Through this series, South Royalton Legal Clinic at Vermont Law School invites attendees to discuss solutions to […]

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“The Opposite of Hate is Mending” – April 17

If you have some time this Saturday afternoon, please come to this outdoor, COVID safe, performance I’ve been working on.  “The Opposite of Hate is Mending”Saturday, April 17th- 2pmFlynn Ave.  Located on the green on the north side of the street, just west of the train tracks (by the new City Market). Follow the signs […]

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Being Black and Seeing Green: Risking to Gain and Playing the Long Game with Carolyn Finney – April 16

Being Black and Seeing Green: Risking to Gain and Playing the Long GameCarolyn Finney, Storyteller, Author and a Cultural GeographerFriday, Apr. 16, 12-1 p.m.Virtual Link Christian Cooper. George Floyd. John Muir. Systemic racism. Cancel Culture. In this moment of racial reckoning, how do we call ourselves out in order to call ourselves in? What does […]

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