Support BIPOC Hair Clinics

image by Eye for Ebony on Unsplash For several months, we have been organizing clinics throughout our service area (Bennington, Rutland, and Addison counties) to give BIPOC kids access to culturally appropriate hair care. In a predominately white state, this is not something that is easy to find, and it is important to help the … Continue reading Support BIPOC Hair Clinics

Racist Mascot presentation with Judy Dow

The Problematic History and Current Reality of Racist Mascots and Imagery Saturday 2/19 • 10:00 AM Indigenous educator Judy Dow joins us to examine the history and reality of racist mascots and imagery, and talk about the implications and effects that they have on all students. This video discusses Vermont bill S.139, "An act … Continue reading Racist Mascot presentation with Judy Dow

Candidate Survey – WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We are distributing surveys to municipal candidates running for office in the towns of Rutland, Addison and Bennington Counties. We are finding it very difficult to gather names and emails of everyone who is running for a town office. We are mailing surveys to anyone that we were able to find addresses for but WE … Continue reading Candidate Survey – WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Teachable Talk: Black Panthers

This first installment of our "Teachable Talk" series is meant for educators and people who are interested in learning more about Black and BIPOC history and the accompanying conversations that can happen. The video and slides below can be used together to teach this content. The Black Panther Party is frequently misrepresented and misunderstood. In … Continue reading Teachable Talk: Black Panthers

Black History Month 2022

PRESS RELEASE For more information:Mia Schultz, presidentRutland Area The Rutland Area NAACP Educates for Black History Month To mark Black History Month in February, the Rutland Area Branch of the NAACP is engaging with local schools and students in two ways. They will be holding a contest challenging high school-age students to reflect on … Continue reading Black History Month 2022