The Rutland Area branch of the NAACP is dedicated to the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminating race-based discrimination in Vermont.
Due to scheduling conflicts, the June membership meeting has been rescheduled to June 19, location TBA.
This Thursday, from 6:00-7:30, the ACLU-VT and Rights & Democracy are sponsoring an online public forum/webinar as part of our efforts to educate more community members on the influence that state’s attorneys (prosecutors) have in driving mass incarceration — or helping to end it. We are hoping to get high attendance for this session, so please … Continue reading Electing the Most Powerful Person in the Criminal Justice System
Please plan to join us for this exciting event on June 30! You can buy your tickets now by making a donation and leaving a note specifying that it’s for the Freedom Fund dinner.
This month we are reading an article about the history of Black soldiers from Rutland in the Civil War. Download a PDF of the article here. “The telling of Vermont history would be incomplete without the telling of contributions of persons of African heritage in the state,” as said so eloquently by Curtiss Reed, Jr., … Continue reading Book Club: Their Share of the Glory