Category Archives: Equity & Social Justice

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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Volunteer Opportunities with the Intervale Center in September

Glean and Garden With Us! We believe that all Vermonters should have access to—and be able to afford and enjoy—fresh, locally-grown food. Intervale Gleaning and Food Rescue develops sustainable solutions to improve food access in Vermont. Utilizing primarily volunteer labor, the program gleans and rescues fresh food from Intervale farms during the growing season and […]

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Join Us in Mobilizing Climate Action for Health! 🌎 Sept. 23

Monday, September 23, 7:30–9:00pm @ The Silver Maple Ballroom, UVM Davis Center All Welcome — Free to Attend RESERVE YOUR SEAT As people gather for the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, get inspired and motivated locally by stories of successful action against climate change and for human health. Panelists will share stories of how they’re fighting to protect human […]

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Clemmons Family Farm Events

Hello all, Please see the news releases for upcoming and exciting multicultural events happening at the Clemmons Family Farm in partnership with the Division of Communication and Creative Media and Champlain College! Clemmons Family Farm Artists in Residency To Sing of Common Things Press Release — Dr. Roz Whitaker-Heck, APR  (STUDENTS: Preferred reference is Dr. […]

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