August 16, 2019 • 5:30-8:30 • Franklin Conference Center, Rutland Ticket and sponsorship information coming soon.
You are invited to enter our first Art Contest! Who can enter: Anyone between the ages of 12 & 22 Your submission can be: 300-500 word essay or short story Up to two pages of poem(s) A drawing, painting, collage, or other material form of art 2-3 minute video of a performance (singing, dancing, or … Continue reading Rutland NAACP Art Contest
February 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th, and March 6th, 2019 • 6–8pm Location TBA CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP We are excited to be launching a month-long work group around Dr. Layla Saad's "Me and White Supremacy" curriculum in February. As Dr. Saad describes, this opportunity is intended for "people holding white privilege to examine their … Continue reading Me and White Supremacy
We are pleased to present you with our first ever Candidate Inquiry Report. This report compiles information received from candidates from local and state positions in Vermont as well as responses from candidates seeking election to federal positions. The goal is to provide Vermonters with insight into the attitudes and beliefs as well as intentions … Continue reading Candidate Survey Results
Those who follow our Facebook page or local politics have likely heard that Vermont's only Black woman representative, Kiah Morris, has withdrawn from her uncontested race to represent Bennington following months of racially-charged harassment and threats. As all of this comes to a head and Kiah prepares to take legal action regarding the matter, her … Continue reading Solidarity with Kiah Morris
RESCHEDULED TO OCTOBER 30, 6pm Thursday, October 24, 6 pm • Rutland Free Library Join us for a discussion of Robin DiAngelo's book White Fragility. We read this book a few months ago, but folks felt like they had more to discuss. Feel free to join whether or not you attended the last group.
Thanks to everyone who helped make our 2019 Freedom Fund Dinner a huge success. We had a wonderful evening and are grateful to our community for their support. Special Thanks to our 2019 Sponsors! Awesome GraphicsCastleton IndivisibleEpiscopal Church in VermontThe GymnasiumSherman and Pat HunterAmy Hastings and Larry YarbroughIonne CreativeOtter Creek YogaFran and Spence PutnamRights and … Continue reading 2019 FFD
Thursday, April 11th at 6:30 PM • Phoenix Books, Rutland To celebrate National Poetry Month, we invite you to join us for an evening of reading and listening to the art of poets of color. Poetry has always broken down barriers, defying expectations as it eludes simplistic definitions. With lyrical cadences inspired by cultures not … Continue reading A Celebration of Poetry
We've put together a suggested reading list for the new season! Check out these books at your local library or bookstore.