The Rutland NAACP has a full slate of events in January, especially the week around the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. You can RSVP to any event on our Facebook page – RSVPs are not required, but they help us get a sense of how many people to plan for.
1/8 6:30: Membership Meeting, Rutland Free Library
1/15 6:30: Book club, The Hate U Give, College of St Joseph library
“Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.” You can join even if you haven’t finished the book!
Cancelled due to Snow
1/20 5pm: Soul Food Sunday at Green Mountain College, East Room
Join us for a potluck dinner and good company! Bringing a dish to share is encouraged but not required. Free; donations appreciated and we’ll have a 50/50 raffle.
Postponed due to Snow, new date TBA
1/21 12pm: Dreams into Action: Community Conversation about Race and White Supremacy, Grace Church Featuring Etan Nasreddin-Longo, Co-chair of the Fair and Impartial Policing Committee of the Vermont State Police and the chair of the Attorney General’s Racial Disparities in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice System Advisory Panel; Mickie and Neil Richardson, citizen activists from Randolph; and Rutland NAACP President Tabitha Pohl-Moore. Sponsored by the Rutland Interfaith Clergy Group.
Lunch will be provided. Free; donations appreciated.
1/22 7:30pm: showing of the film Divided by Diversity, panel to follow at Green Mountain College
“Divided by Diversity” tells the story of how these young men, along with their coaches, teammates and supporters, endured physical and verbal attacks as well as covert attempts to have them returned to New York. It also reveals many of the modern elements that are contributing to racial tension nationwide. Click here to watch the trailer.
1/23 6pm: Conversation with the Attorney General, Rutland Free Library
Join us for a conversation with T.J. Donovan, Vermont’s Attorney General. We’ll be talking about the justice system, including bail reform and private and out-of-state prisons, hate crimes, and bias. Open to the public, light refreshments will be available. Come to our January meeting on the 8th to help decide the questions we’ll ask!
1/24 5:30: Conversation with Peter Welch, Rutland Free Library
This members-only event is an hour-long discussion with VT Representative Peter Welch to discuss issues of concern for the community. Members look for an email about this soon.