Hate-Free Franklin County

The United States Attorney’s Office, the Vermont Attorney General’s Office, and the Rutland Area NAACP will be co-hosting a Hate-Free Vermont Forum in St Albans on March 13, 2023 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. This forum will be the third held in an ongoing series; last year, Hate-Free Vermont Forums took place in Rutland and Bennington.

“The Forum aims to bring policymakers, stakeholders, and community members together for productive and difficult conversations that will work to reduce animus, discord, and misunderstandings,” said Co-facilitator Etan Nasreddin-Longo. “Many community members have told us they do not feel comfortable reporting bias incidents to the police or feel that is not an effective option. What additional options for reporting and addressing harm and conflict already exist in your community, and what new or improved options would you like to see?”

Participants are welcome to share what they want their government officials to know about their experiences, and to ask questions of their government officials about bias and discrimination.

When:      Monday, March 13, 2023, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Where:     The Forum will be hosted in person and remotely.

·Physical location: Bellows Free Academy – Cafeteria, 71 South Main Street, St. Albans, VT 05478

·Remote registration linkhttps://bit.ly/HateFreeFranklinCo

·In-person registration link (optional): https://forms.gle/ofP9yx5vpmN2dbqT7

Who:        All are welcome.

For physical attendance, masks are requested. Registration is required for remote attendance.

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