Here are some resources that might help raise understanding and begin to light a path to action. It’s a short and imperfect list offered as a catalyst.
Toolbook: Learn essential concepts from ‘Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor.’ Find it at your local bookstore or Phoenix Books and for Kindle or audio book on Amazon.
Article (Mic): The best books on racism you can read for free right now
Article (Refinery29): Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They’re Okay — Chances Are They’re Not
Directory (via VBSR): Support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) businesses in Vermont. (Access might be limited).
Podcast (via VPR): Racism — And Anti-Racism in Vermont, a conversation hosted by Jane Lindholm with a panel including Xusana Davis, Vermont’s Executive Director for Racial Equity; Erin Maguire, director of equity, diversity and inclusion at the Essex Westford School District; Christie Nold, a social studies teacher at Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School in South Burlington; Tabitha Moore, president of the Rutland Area NAACP in Vermont; Mark Hughes, co-founder and executive director of Justice For All and a member of Burlington’s police commission; Rajnii Eddins, a poet, author, facilitator and educator. https://www.vpr.org/
Organizations offering further information (via Burlington Partnership for a Healthy Community):
- Black Lives Matter VT & Black Lives Matter of Greater Burlington
- American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Vermont
- NAACP – Rutland Area Chapter & Champlain Area Chapter
- Vermont Racial Justice Alliance
- Vermont Coalition for Ethnic and Social Equity in Schools
- Showing Up for Racial Justice – BTV chapter
- Vermont Peace & Justice Center