Category Archives: Equity & Social Justice

International Women’s Day Burlington Celebration will be held on March 7, 2018

  courtesy of bca FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information: Louise Andrews P 802-310-0008 E geezlouise1010@gmail.com International Women’s Day Burlington Celebration This year’s event to honor Sue Gillis, Barbara Jordan, and Dolly Fleming. Burlington, VT (February 13, 2018): The International Women’s Day Burlington Celebration will be held on March 7, 2018. Wednesday, March 7, 2018 5:30–7:30 p.m. Burlington High School  […]

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Yassin Sarr speaks at Champlain – 1/31

Please join us for a presentation and discussion session with the inspiring gender, human rights, and education activist Yassin Sarr from The Gambia. Consider bringing your classes (snacks provided). Yassin is the founder of Starfish International (http://starfishinternational.org), an organization in The Gambia focused on promoting the education and advancement of girls and young women. Each […]

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Implicit Bias Training Comes to Burlington – 2/7

Implicit Bias Training Comes to Burlington BRANDON DEL POZO, BDELPOZO@BPDVT.ORG, CHIEF OF POLICE, BURLINGTON The Burlington Police Department is proud to bring Dr. Bryant Marks, Sr. to Burlington to provide Implicit Bias Training and Education to every employee of the Burlington Police Department, both sworn and civilian. “Implicit Bias” refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that […]

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Summer Internship Opportunities at VEIC

Do you know someone who’s craving an environment that challenges them to challenge themselves, a place to put their passions and talents towards a purpose, a place to gain experience that takes them further on their path? Are they driven by a desire to solve some of the world’s most challenging issues, like climate change […]

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Peace & Justice Center news & events

courtesy of the peace and justice center  Please check out these actions for peacework from Vermont to Bulgaria. Click here for the latest Peace & Justice Newsletter Also in this issue: Flatbread Benefit Bake Community Job Postings From the Blog: Empowering Women in Bulgaria to be Agents for Peace Put the F35 on the Ballot Community […]

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Crossroads Conference – Nov. 11th

We know it has been a tough year, and thinking about any one of our campaigns or priorities can be really depressing. And in these trying times, we have to work on more than ever — people are active on many campaigns, caring about a bunch of issues, and have so much work to do […]

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“Radical Goodness and the Urge to Help” with Larissa MacFarquhar – 11/6 at UVM

Upcoming Burack Lecture Monday, Nov. 6th, 5:00-6:15, Sugar Maple Ballroom LARISSA MacFARQUHAR New Yorker staff writer, author of Strangers Drowning: Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Urge to Help “Radical Goodness and the Urge to Help” Charity may begin at home, but where should it end? Should we help the worst off, even at the expense of people we […]

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Old Spokes Home seeking volunteers for Kids Bike Bonanza

Old Spokes Home is preparing for its 2017 Kids Holiday Bike Bonanza and we’re looking for volunteer groups to help us refurbish 140 kids bikes for low-income families by December 12th. I’m reaching out because it would be a great opportunity for students, whether they’re into bikes or just looking to get involved in a community effort. No mechanical experience […]

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