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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 Migrant Justice

Migrant Justice's mission is to build the voice, capacity, and power of the farmworker community and engage community partners to organize for economic justice and human rights. We gather the farmworker community to discuss and analyze shared problems and to envision collective solutions. Through this ongoing investment in leadership development, members deepen their skills in community education and organizing for long-term systemic change. From this basis our members have defined community problems as a denial of rights and dignity and have prioritized building a movement to secure these fundamental human rights to: 1) Dignified Work and Quality Housing; 2) Freedom of Movement and Access to Transportation; 3) Freedom from discrimination; 4) Access to Health Care.

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Racial Justice and Equity Champlain Area NAACP

The mission of the Champlain Area National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

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Racial Justice and Equity Association of Africans Living in Vermont

The AALV helps new Americans from all parts of the world gain independence in their new communities through a range of integration services, including bridging case management, workforce development, behavioral health awareness, and interpreter services programming. With support from our multicultural, multilingual staff, our clients are able to smoothly transition to living and working in Vermont. ​ ​Our Mission: ​​To promote the equal opportunity, dignity, and self-sufficiency of refugee and immigrant individuals and families in Vermont, regardless of race, ethnic group, religious or political affiliation, or sexual orientation.  History: The AALV was founded more than seven years ago as a way for the small African community at that time to get together for social events as well as to discuss the challenges of being in America. Over time, AALV has steadily grown into a small social services agency with full-time staff. In 2009, AALV made a decision to not only serve Africans, but to provide services to all refugees in Vermont including Bhutanese, Burmese, Iraqis, and others. AALV is proud to be able to extend its experience in mutual assistance to newly arrived refugee groups.

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Racial Justice and Equity The Root Social Justice Center

The Root Social Justice Center is a Vermont-based, POC-led nonprofit organization focused on racial justice organizing, community advocacy, and relationship-building programming. We are led by our Root Collective and our Collaborative Directorship team who help the organization maintain the integrity of our beliefs, purpose, and vision.

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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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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 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 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 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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