Category Archives: Equity & Social Justice

USCRI Vermont Bulletin

1/15/20 Bulletin UPCOMING EVENTS IN OUR COMMUNITY: • USCRI Vermont Volunteer Orientation — Community members are invited to learn more about the organization and how to get involved. Where? USCRI Vermont, 462 Hegeman Avenue, Suite 101, Colchester, VT When? Tues., February 11, 12:30-1:30pm and Wed., February 19, 5:30-6:30pm • USCRI Vermont Current and Prospective Volunteer […]

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Winter 2020 Quarterly PJC newsletter

Here is the PDF of the January/February/March 2020 issue of the Peace & Justice News. This is my last issue as I am retiring January 27, 2020 after 41 years. Have fun reading some of my history. Thank you for your interest in the newsletter. I have enjoyed producing it. Please let Rachel know what you think of […]

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Womxn Rising 2020 | January 18th

WOMXN RISING 2020 WHAT: Womxn Rising 2020 WHERE: Casella Theater at Castleton University OR ANYWHERE with an internet connection via our professional Live Stream WHEN: January 18, 2020 | Noon – 3pm On January 18, 2020, we’re changing things up to bring you a more accessible and action oriented Womxn’s March. Womxn Rising 2020 Vermont will take place on Saturday, January […]

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Vermont Research Newsletter: Floods, Ferns, Horror Movies and more…

Integrating stories into policy-making Local storytelling has a substantial impact on the ways in which residents in communities strive to make sense of climate-related events. In a recent survey, Waterbury residents blamed government institutions for flooding based on perceptions that government entities had historically valued industrial or recreational uses of the rivers over protecting residents from floods. […]

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The limitations of privilege; the power of collective action; and more

The limitations of privilege: how diversity, equity, and inclusion are crucial to solving the challenges of climate change Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) doesn’t just happen. It has to be intentional. It has to be embedded. It has to be given space to thrive. But without actively embedding it in our day-to-day interactions, we won’t […]

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Early September News from Shelburne Farms: Mobilizing Climate Action for Health, Celebrating Abenaki Agriculture, and a Late Summer Recipe

Join us at the Farm Barn for our 41st Annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 21 from 10AM–4PM! It’s a full-day celebration of Vermont forest, farm, and food traditions for the whole family. Want to support the event? Harvest Festival is free for members. Renew your membership today and volunteer to help! Mobilizing Climate Action for Health MONDAY, 9.23 • 7:30-9PM @ […]

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Vermont Research Newsletter: Wal-Mart, women legislators, new spider spotted and more

Short constitutions equal more trust Vermont has the shortest constitution of any state, at 1,433 words. A recent article finds that trust in the government correlates to constitution length, with higher levels of trust associated with shorter constitutions. The study also finds that there is a relationship between social capital and constitution endurance, the amount of time […]

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Screening September 18, 5:30 pm: Merata: How Mum Decolonized the Screen

As part of the month-long Maori Artist Residency, you and our students are invited to the screening of the New Zealand documentary Merata: How Mum Decolonized the Screen Wednesday, September 18 at 5:30 pm in the Alumni Auditorium Watch trailer here Followed by Q&A on Zoom with the Director, Hepi Meta, joining us from New Zealand. Also joining […]

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