NEAC Statement on Claremont Lynching Incident

Below you can read the statement released by the New England Area Conference of the NAACP (our regional unit). Advisory Statement Of Alleged Attempted Lynching Of Young Black Child September 26, 2017 Contact: Juan M. Cofield, President (617) 323- 8885 The NAACP, New England Area Conference (NEAC), is disturbed by the incident involving Quincy Merlin, … Continue reading NEAC Statement on Claremont Lynching Incident

Charlottesville Solidarity Rally

We are heartsick over the demonstration of racism, white nationalism, and Nazism on display in Charlottesville, VA yesterday, and the violence and loss of life that resulted. We are taking this opportunity to invite our community to stand against racism and in support of their neighbors of color, those who are LGBTQ, and other communities … Continue reading Charlottesville Solidarity Rally

Dorothy Canfield Fisher and the Eugenics movement

We had a brief but interesting discussion at the last meeting about the recent controversy surrounding the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award. Member Caroline Marotti shared several articles on the subject. From an article from VT Digger, "Author under scrutiny for long-ago ties to eugenics": "Fisher’s reputation has been questioned in recent weeks, as … Continue reading Dorothy Canfield Fisher and the Eugenics movement

Changing Perspectives

We were lucky to host Sam Drazin as the speaker at our June meeting, where he talked about his organization Changing Perspectives. Changing Perspectives is a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Vermont, which provides K-12 schools with disability awareness programming through a combination of curriculum materials and teacher trainings. The Changing Perspectives model has already … Continue reading Changing Perspectives