The Rutland Area branch of the NAACP serves Vermonters in Bennington, Rutland, and Addison counties by providing education, advocacy, and support around issues of racial justice, equity, and discrimination.
This year, the Rutland Area NAACP held our second annual Black History Month High School Contest. Unlike last year, when the contest only included essays, this year there were two categories: writing and digital art. The focus was on problematic laws that perpetuate rather than eliminate racism. We selected these in order to engage young … Continue reading BHM ’22 Contest Winners
Bennington • June 12, 2022 • 9-5 | Rutland • June 19, 2022 • 9-5 We’re delighted to be offering youth hair clinics again for Juneteenth! Taking place in Bennington on June 12 and in Rutland on June 19th, we will have both barbers and hair braiders available in slots throughout the day for kids under 18. … Continue reading Juneteenth Hair Clinics
Click here to sign the petition now! Vermont is regarded as a state with a strong record on environmental issues. However, Vermont is one of the few states without a law concerning environmental justice. The practice in Vermont has been for state agencies and departments to create solutions to environmental issues, and then seek input … Continue reading URGENT! Environmental Justice Bill Petition
Rutland Area NAACP Releases Election Survey Results The Rutland Area branch of the NAACP is pleased to share the results of its 2022 Racial Justice Survey for candidates for municipal office in Bennington, Rutland, and Addison counties. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded 113 years ago with the vision … Continue reading Results of Municipal Election Survey