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    • 25 Feb 2020
    • 2 Jun 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 273 Vermont Route 15, Jericho, Vermont

    Racism in America and Why We Should Care

    https://diovermont.org/2019/12/15/  Sponsored by

    The Vermont Racial Justice Alliance and
    Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

    Hosted by Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
    273 Vermont Route 15, Jericho, Vermont, at 6:30 pm

    Moderated by the Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas, Pastor

    How far have we come as Americans in confronting racism? This is a topic that remains so intimidating and painful that we prefer not to talk about it in public for fear of what we might say or reveal, or how others might see or treat us. In this forum series, we wish to create a safe space where we can speak openly and honestly as people of good intent who seek the best for each other and our nation as we honestly face the racial divisions of our past and present with the hope of reconciliation.

    Each forum is a potluck gathering where we invite you to share a dish along with your thoughts.

    February 4, 2020 Racism and Migrant Justice, Teresa Mares, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Vermont, Recommended Reading: Life on the Other Border: Farmworkers and Food Justice in Vermont by Teresa Mares

    February 25, 2020 The Intersection of Race and Poverty, Mark Hughes, Founder and Executive Director of Justice for All and Coordinator for the Vermont Racial Justice Alliance. Recommended ReadingThe Colors of Poverty: Why Racial and Ethnic Disparities Persist by Ann Chih Lin and David R. Harris

    March 10, 2020 Let’s Talk about Reparations,Sherwood Smith, Director of the Center for Cultural Pluralism at the University of Vermont, Recommended Reading: The Debt by Randall Robinson, H.R. 40, and Vermont State House Bill 478

    April 1, 2020 Civil Right and a Conservative Supreme Court,Alec Ewald, Associate Professor of American Politics and Constitutional Law at the University of Vermont, Recommended Reading: Packing the Court: The Rise of Judicial Power and the Coming Crisis of the Supreme Court by James Macgregor Burns

    May 5, 2020 Being Native American in America, Donald Stevens, Chief of the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation, Recommended Reading: Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices, edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale

    May 19, 2020 People of Chinese Descent in America,Karen Lew Biney-Amissah, former Director of Education at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), New York City, Recommended Reading: The Chinese in America by Iris Chang

    June 2, 2020 Where Do We Go from Here? A Conversation with Young People of Color (panel to be determined) Recommended Reading: Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority by Tim Wise


    • 13 Mar 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • University of Vermont Davis Center in Burlington, Vermont

    STEPPING FORWARD TOGETHER 2020:
    Creating Solutions that Promote Health Equity

    Friday, March 13, 2020

     

    University of Vermont Davis Center in Burlington, Vermont

    Join an esteemed group of public and community health professionals at Stepping Forward Together 2020. Don’t miss NEPHTC marketing expert Michele Levy at the Vermont Care Partners Conference. Michele will be leading a workshop titled: Engaging Diverse Stakeholder Groups with Persuasive Communications 

    Click here to register!

    • 25 Mar 2020
    • 26 Mar 2020
    • Washington, D.C.

    The realities of climate change are being felt intensely in communities across the country, and the 2020 elections are poised to determine our fate. Advocacy is increasing, but opposition remains formidable. How can we make climate a winning issue in 2020, and make certain our leaders implement policies that ensure a healthy, just and prosperous future?

    ecoAmerica is hosting the 9th annual American Climate Leadership Summit (ACLS 2020) on March 25-26 in Washington DC. It will be bigger and bolder than ever, designed to build political will for climate solutions and a broader, more inclusive movement. Join over 500 attendees, 50%+ CEOs, from all sectors of America's society. Read our ACLS19 Recommendations Report here and watch plenaries from ACLS 19 here.

    Click here for registration and agenda information!

    • 7 Apr 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Hilton, Burlington VT


    • 24 Oct 2020
    • 28 Oct 2020
    • San Francisco, CA

    APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo is the largest and most influential annual gathering of public health professionals. Nearly 13,000 attendees join us each year to present, learn and find inspiration. 

    Click here for updates

About the association

VtPHA is a membership organization which facilitates collaboration among people who care about public health and are interested in protecting and promoting the health of Vermont residents.

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Vermont Public Health Association
P.O. Box 732
Burlington, VT 05402-0732

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