Earlier this year, a protester drew public attention to the Everyone Loves a Parade! mural featured in the Church Street Marketplace in Burlington, VT. This mural commemorates individuals who have contributed to life in present-day Vermont. The protester asked why the overwhelming number of those featured in the mural were of European heritage. Individuals from … More Nominations Sought for Burlington Mural
Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity and The Putney School are pleased to announce the 6th Annual Vermont Vision for a Multicultural Future Conference will be returning this year to its roots, to the site of the first Vermont Vision conference. The 6th Annual Vermont Vision for a Multicultural Future Conference will take place … More Registration Now Open for the 6th Annual Vermont Vision for a Multicultural Future Conference, November 2-3, 2017, The Putney School
The Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing and the Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity are pleased to announce that new sites have been added to the Vermont African American Heritage Trail. The additions include the Clemmons Family Farm in Charlotte, as well as Buffalo Soldiers Historic Markers in Colchester and Essex. The new sites … More New Sites Added to the Vermont African American Heritage Trail for 2017
By Eva McKend/WCAX, Burlington, VT It’s a unique resource for people of color relocating to Vermont for school, work or retirement. Now, IAMAVERMONTER.ORG is celebrating its second year online. The website just got a facelift with expanded sections for careers, culture and recreation. It was inspired by Dr. Dan Balón, who died in January 2013. … More Efforts to Attract People of Color to Vermont Are Paying Off
With no persons of color on the town payroll, Brattleboro Selectboard grapples with remedies. By Wendy M. Levy/The Commons BRATTLEBORO—The most recent federal census data, from 2015, shows that in Brattleboro, 9.6 percent of the population identifies as persons of color: black, Asian, American Indian, Latin or Hispanic, or of more than one race. But … More To what end diversity?