Newsletter Vol 2 No 6

This month, we’re focusing on Juneteenth!

Juneteenth came nearly two years after the signing of the  Emancipation Proclamation doctrine but Juneteenth is considered to be Independence Day for African Americans and is one of the longest celebrated holidays within the community. Juneteenth has previously went by the name of Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Second Independence day, and Emancipation day just to name a few. Now Juneteenth is recognized as a federal holiday and there are celebrations across the nation! Juneteenth allows of to celebrate our differences, strengths, and how far we have came. 

In this month’s newsletter, we’re featuring Emiliano Void who works in Racial Equity Consulting through his business, nuwave Equity Corporation. We also have important news and event updates from all over the state.

Read all of these opportunities below!

Get to Know VT PoC

Businesses and People

Emiliano Void

Emiliano Void was born and raised in Montreal. He came to Vermont in 2016. His work centers around creating a more equitable habits and  practices for racialized folks.  It is difficult, in Vermont, to get financial commitment from organizations that are 90%+ white. He overcomes this by continuously bringing awareness and education to the value of this kind of work. Emiliano has not been afraid to carve out his own space in the business community  and he encourages you to do the same.
Read the rest of our interview with Emiliano Void here.

Find all the ways to connect with Emiliano Void below!

Resources & Updates


Summer Kickoff Event
Join VtPOC at Whirligig Brewing and build community with the Fam in the NEK!
Find more info here.

Burlington Discover Jazz Festival

Jazz festival by the Flynn and in association with Burlington City Arts. June 3-12, 2022.
Find all the info at this link.


NAACP leaders reflect on threat of white supremacy in Vermont
 VPR’s, Peter Hirschfeld, and Mia Schiltz, president of the Rutland-area branch of the NAACP,  speak about the recent shooting in Buffalo, NY and its relevancy to Vermont.
Find the story at this link.

Attend one of out upcoming listening sessions!
We would love to hear from you! Follow the link below for more information and sessions.
Click here to for more info

Eshqua Bog Walk
VT Professionals of Color Network is excited to be partnering with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) on a walking series for our BIPOC members this summer. Each month, we will be selecting a different TNC area to walk through and explore.
Link to the event here.

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