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.
We’re helping to spread the word about 350Vermont’s postcard campaign. Attached are premade postcards encouraging the Climate Council to support a plan that centers on equity, Justice, and a fair distribution of economic incentives, as well as low income weatherization, food justice and green Justice zones.
The Rutland Area branch of the NAACP will host its third annual Freedom Fund Dinner on Saturday, September 18, 6:30pm to 8pm. Due to the pandemic, the program will be virtual this year, much of it recorded professionally at Castleton University. The organization is also soliciting local restaurants in Addison, Rutland, and Bennington counties to … Continue reading Freedom Fund Dinner goes virtual
Thanks to VT Digger for publishing the following piece, which also went out to our members in a slightly different form. Please join or renew your membership today. This commentary is by Mia Schultz, president of the Rutland Area Branch of the NAACP. Three hundred: the number of new members the Rutland Area NAACP received … Continue reading Mia Schultz: Be the force that bends the arc of the universe to justice
Sunday, June 13, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. The aggregate of people identifying as non-white is expanding in the United States. Yet, Vermont remains the least racially diverse state in the U.S. The nation’s population total of non-white (Census Bureau, 2021) was 42% in 2019. The percentage of Vermonters, by comparison, was 7.7%. Vermont must embrace … Continue reading Voices of BIPOC Community Organizers in Vermont