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Racism in America

  • 13 Jan 2021
  • 9 Jun 2021
  • 6 sessions
  • 13 Jan 2021, 7:00 PM (EST)
  • 24 Feb 2021, 7:00 PM (EST)
  • 24 Mar 2021, 7:00 PM (EDT)
  • 21 Apr 2021, 7:00 PM (EDT)
  • 5 May 2021, 7:00 PM (EDT)
  • 9 Jun 2021, 7:00 PM (EDT)
  • Online

Racism in America 

2020 - 2021 Focus on Vermont

Sponsored by

The Vermont Racial Justice Alliance

Mount Mansfield Community Television
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.

HOW TO ATTEND: For the 2020-2021 program year, each forum will be a virtual gathering through Zoom Video Conferencing and distributed through Mount Mansfield Community Television. Pre-registration is required, please. Simply provide your name and email in the quick pre-registration form below. Thank you.

Click here to register.

WEDNESDAY, JAN 13, 2021, 7 PM ~ “The Meeting.”

  • A virtual production of Shades of Truth Theater. The Meeting is a fictional account of a secret meeting between Malcolm X and Martin Luther King.

WEDNESDAY, FEB 24, 2021, 7 PM ~ Is There a Future for Black Entrepreneurs in Vermont?

  • Robert Hughes, Hughes Development Properties
  • Leslie McCrorey Wells, Pizzeria Verità, Trattoria Delia and Sotto Enoteca
  • Earl Ransom, Strafford Creamery
  • Al Wakefield, Wakefield Global

WEDNESDAY, MAR 24, 2021, 7 PM ~ Black Female Activists in Vermont

  • Ebony Kirkland, Black Lives Matter, Vermont
  • Shela Linton, Organizer/Program Coordinator, The Root
  • Sha’an Mouliert, Community Organizer, Educator, Artist

WEDNESDAY, APR 21, 2021, 7 PM ~ Reimagining Policing and Public Safety in Vermont

  • Lieutenant Robert Lucas, Commander of the Williston State Police Barracks
  • Maroni Minter, Campaign Director, Vermont ACLU
  • Captain Garry Scott, Director of Fair and Impartial Policing, Vermont State Police

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2021, 7 PM ~ NAACP in Vermont

  • Steffen Gillom, President of Windham County NAACP and Tabitha Pohl-Moore, President of Rutland NAACP share their thoughts regarding major issues and concerns of Black Americans, including Black Vermonters.

WEDNESDAY, JUN 9, 2021, 7 PM ~ The Social Equity Caucus

  • In the summer of 2019, Vermont state senators, representatives and citizens met at Hartford Union High School in Hartford, Vermont to form the Social Equity Caucus to advocate for the creation and passage of social justice legislation affecting people of color. We shall hear and discuss what progress has been made from its founding members, State Representative Kevin Christie, State Representative Brian China, and State Representative Lucy Rogers.

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.

VtPHA is an Affiliate of the American Public Health Association (APHA). APHA is the national voice of public health and champions the health of all people and all communities. They are the only organization that combines a 140-plus year perspective, the ability to influence federal policy to improve the public’s health and a member community from all public health disciplines and over 40 countries. Learn more at www.apha.org.


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