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Racial Justice and Equity

Many individuals and organizations, including here in Vermont, have worked tirelessly on addressing racism broadly and specifically within the food system for decades. We encourage you to elevate their work, galvanize support and educate yourself. This is, by no means, an exhaustive list of resources, so please reach out if you have additional resources to add.

Racial Justice and Equity Peace & Justice Center

Since 1979 the Peace & Justice Center has been a leader in social justice activism in Vermont. Our Board and Staff work with community members, local businesses, non-profit organizations, activists, and volunteers to help all Vermonters achieve self-sufficiency and shared prosperity. Our Center is open to the public and offers a social justice library and a community meeting room space.

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Racial Justice and Equity Justice For All

Our mission is to pursue racial justice within Vermont’s criminal justice system and beyond through advocacy, education, and relationship-building.

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Racial Justice and Equity Rutland Area NAACP

The Rutland Area branch of the NAACP is dedicated to the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminating race-based discrimination in Vermont.

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Racial Justice and Equity Windham County Vermont NAACP

The Windham County Vermont Branch of the NAACP is dedicated to serving the needs and promoting the social, economic, political and inter-personal power of people of color and their allies living in our county. We hope you can be part of that mission too.

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Racial Justice and Equity Black Lives Matter of Greater Burlington

Black Lives Matter of Greater Burlington (BLMGB) is an unofficial chapter of the national and global #BlackLivesMatter movement. Greater Burlington is loosely defined as north to Milton, east to Jericho, south to Richmond, and west to Burlington. Our Vision To see the greater Burlington area transformed into a place where all Black people thrive bodily, socially, and economically. Our Mission To organize poor Black folk and their natural allies, cultivate the peoples’ culture, and model the beloved community in which we want to exist to achieve our collective liberation.

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Racial Justice and Equity I Am Vermont Too

I Am Vermont Too project shines a light on the experiences of POC across Vermont. The project is opportunity for reflection and dialogue for people who may unaware of their perpetuating racial stereotypes and harm. POC are invited to post photos.

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Racial Justice and Equity Vermont Racial Justice Alliance

The Vermont Racial Justice Alliance is under the leadership of a people-of-color led Steering Committee and assisted by a network of individuals and organizations across Vermont. We advocate for the implementation of State and local policy with of our collective strength, voice and leadership. We also provide a variety of community forums, panels and lectures to enable community members to gain an understanding of the issues and provide input and perspective on important related policies. Our focus is on mitigating the direct impact and dismantling the root (systemic) origins of racism in Vermont. We are placing a priority on policies that generally affect change across a broad spectrum, including housing, education, employment, health services and economic development and the criminal justice system.

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Racial Justice and Equity Showing Up Racial Justice Middlebury

SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals working to undermine white supremacy and to work toward racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. We work to connect people across the country while supporting and collaborating with local and national racial justice organizing efforts. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change.

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Racial Justice and Equity Central Vermont Showing Up for Racial Justice

SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals working to undermine white supremacy and to work toward racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. We work to connect people across the country while supporting and collaborating with local and national racial justice organizing efforts. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change.

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