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Published: March 21, 2022
This is Why BIPOC Professionals Should Live and Work in Vermont, with Tino Rutanhira

“Vermont Professionals of Color advocates on behalf of 40,000 BIPOC Vermonters” VT PoC Founder, Tinotenda Rutanhira, talks career and professional development, supporting entrepreneurship and making VT an attractive place to live for BIPOC professionals.

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Published: February 25, 2022
US and Vermont’s top court picks could make history

On Friday, Governor Phil Scott said Waples will make an “exceptional justice”. Waples is the daughter of Chinese immigrants who fled the communist revolution in China. Some Vermonters dedicated to supporting the BIPOC population are proud to see this representation. “I do identify with the Chinese community and that’s part of why this is exciting […]

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Published: February 3, 2022
VTPOC/BIPOC BUSINESSES, CALDECOTT MEDAL, WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES

We open the show learning about the Vermont Professionals of Color and the innovative BIPOC Business Directory that the organization has created. Next, we meet children’s book author and illustrator Jason Chin, recent winner of the Caldecott Medal. After that, Linda Radtke joins us to share the story of the many women-owned businesses in Waterbury, including right here on Stowe Street. And we […]

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Published: November 14, 2021
New website launched to support BIPOC professionals

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – The Vermont Professionals of Color Network is hoping to eliminate the economic and professional gap between white and BIPOC entrepreneurs, and increase visibility of BIPOC-owned businesses, with the launch of a new website. The website features a directory of 300 businesses across the state that are owned by Vermonters of color. It […]

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Published: November 8, 2021
Vermont Professionals of Color Network launches redesigned website

A community-based network for BIPOC Vermonters has redesigned their website to increase access for business owners and others statewide. New additions to the Vermont Professionals of Color Network website include a directory of BIPOC-owned businesses, a jobs board, and an events calendar. These features hope to make the work of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) […]

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Published: October 28, 2021
Vermont Professionals of Color Network’s new website redefines resource accessibility for BIPOC statewide

Burlington, Vermont: Vermont Professionals of Color Network (VT PoC) announced today the launch of their redesigned website with the goal of increasing visibility of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) statewide, and increasing access to statewide resources to the BIPOC community.  “Our primary goal during the redesign process was to create a more valuable, […]

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Published: October 28, 2021
Vermont Professionals of Color Network debuts new website

Vermont Professionals of Color Network (VT PoC) announced the launch of their redesigned website with the goal of increasing visibility of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) statewide, and increasing access to statewide resources to the BIPOC community. “Our primary goal during the redesign process was to create a more valuable, user-centric and responsive […]

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Published: July 4, 2021
Burlington Mayor Honors ‘Heroes’ of COVID Emergency

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – Mayor Miro Weinberger has awarded 10 people or community organizations for their service to Burlington during the COVID-19 emergency. Some of those recipients included the Association of Africans Living in Vermont, Age Well, Vermont Professionals of Color, ANEW Place and Garnet Health.

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Published: May 21, 2021
New BIPOC health equity group to tackle Covid-19 and larger health disparities

The leaders behind Vermont’s effort to vaccinate Black, Indigenous and people of color are launching a new organization to centralize the state’s effort to lessen vaccine disparities. It’s called the Vermont Health Equity Initiative and was announced Wednesday at Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger’s weekly press conference. The organization is born out of the Vermont Professionals […]

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Published: May 13, 2021
New Initiative Created To Increase BIPOC Vaccinations In Burlington Area

A new initiative has been launched in Vermont’s most populous county to get people of color vaccinated against COVID-19. On Wednesday board members of the Vermont Professionals of Color Network joined Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger to discuss a new Vermont Health Equity Initiative. Burlington Racial Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Department Public Policy and Research Analyst […]

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Published: May 12, 2021
‘Building The Plane While We Fly It’: BIPOC Community Organizers Shrink The Gap On Vaccine Equity

Vermont has one of the highest vaccination rates in the country. But in early April, the vaccination rate for BIPOC – people who identify as Black, Indigenous or people of color – lagged 13% behind white Vermonters. Now, that gap has closed by half. And it appears to be shrinking even further, thanks to clinics […]

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Published: May 12, 2021
Vermont Health Equity Initiative to provide vaccination clinics for BIPOC through July

The Vermont Health Equity Initiative, a community partner organization managed by The Vermont Professionals of Color Network, announces a commitment to providing COVID-19 vaccination clinics for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Vermonters and their households through July 10.

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Published: September 25, 2019
Vermont Professionals Of Color: ‘We’re Not Alone’ VPR Interview

Two Vermonters have started a group for professionals of color across the state to connect, mentor and recognize one another. And they’re holding their second-ever event on Thursday, Sept. 26 in Burlington.

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