Electing the Most Powerful Person in the Criminal Justice System

This Thursday, from 6:00-7:30, the ACLU-VT and Rights & Democracy are sponsoring an online public forum/webinar as part of our efforts to educate more community members on the influence that state's attorneys (prosecutors) have in driving mass incarceration -- or helping to end it. We are hoping to get high attendance for this session, so please … Continue reading Electing the Most Powerful Person in the Criminal Justice System

Benefit Concert for Quincy Merlin

  October 25, 6 pm • Grace Congregational Church, Rutland Join us for this event to raise funds for the family of Quincy Merlin, who survived an apparent attempted lynching in August in Claremont, NH. Local bands Rick Redington and the Luv and Promised Land will play, and refreshments will be available. $5/person or $20/family … Continue reading Benefit Concert for Quincy Merlin

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

Waking the Sleeping Giant

350Vermont, along with Fossil Free VSC and the Rutland Area Climate Coalition, will be hosting a Summer Pop-up in Rutland from July 12-July 15th. What's a pop-up you might ask? Well, it's part traveling exhibit, a listening tour, a set of powerful workshops and trainings, and gatherings to build a stronger community of activists and organizers … Continue reading Waking the Sleeping Giant