Trip to the Black Experience

We are organizing transportation to Burlington for The Black Experience 2022 (BX22), a free holistic celebration of Vermont’s Black lived experience (cultural, communal, educational), and a welcomed new addition to Burlington’s Juneteenth celebration. We're proud to be sponsors of this event! We are planning buses from our service area in Addison, Rutland, and Bennington counties … Continue reading Trip to the Black Experience

Juneteenth Hair Clinics

Bennington • June 12, 2022 • 9-5 | Rutland • June 19, 2022 • 9-5 We're delighted to be offering youth hair clinics again for Juneteenth! Taking place in Bennington on June 12 and in Rutland on June 19th, we will have both barbers and hair braiders available in slots throughout the day for kids under 18. … Continue reading Juneteenth Hair Clinics

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. https://youtu.be/9a04W3_5NII This video discusses Vermont bill S.139, "An act … Continue reading Racist Mascot presentation with Judy Dow

Black History Month 2022

PRESS RELEASE For more information:Mia Schultz, presidentRutland Area NAACPpresident@naacprutland.org 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