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.
TUESDAY, April 27, 6:00 – 7:00 PM • VIRTUAL MEETING Click here to register! The Aspiring NAACP Chapter at Castleton, in collaboration with the Rutland-Area Branch NAACP, has coordinated a Know Your Rights presentation. This session, facilitated by the Vermont ACLU, will provide tools for young Vermont residents to deal with police traffic stops and … Continue reading Know Your Rights Workshop
Sunday, April 25, 2021 • 2pm–4pm • Stream Virtual Forum Live Black men are especially vulnerable to traffic stops and interactions that can lead to arrest and sometimes death in police custody. The events of the past few years leading to George Floyd’s death and, recently, an active-duty soldier’s arrest ignited a conversation about police … Continue reading VOICES OF BLACK MEN IN VERMONT
April 20, 2021 • 6:30pm • Free for members or $50 donation Register now! From “That hair just isn’t professional” and “Well, what was she wearing?” to “That isn’t a proper way to protest” and “He should have complied,” respectability politics tries to use an ever-shifting goalpost of “respectability” to justify the poor treatment of … Continue reading “Respectability Politics” workshop with Tabitha Moore
Book club meeting to discuss the first half of the book: Wednesday, May 12, 6:30 pm. Register on Zoom. Q&A with the author: Wednesday, May 26, 6:30pm. Register on Zoom. We are relaunching our book club with UVM professor Emily Bernard’s wonderful book Black is the Body. This series of interconnected essays follow Dr. Bernard’s … Continue reading “Black is the Body” Book Club