Newsletter Vol 1 No 2

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Launch Date: Feb 2, 2021

Self Love and Black History

The month of February recognizes Black history and love. So how do the two blend together? As BIPOC professionals whether conscious or unconscious, we are often consumed in our daily lives as advocates for racial equity and justice.

The micro-aggressions and racism we face over time affects our body, mind, and spirit. We need to give attention, care and gratitude to ourselves as we deserve to bring and keep wellbeing into our BIPOC community.

We know that Black contributions, voices and experiences shouldn’t be confined to a month but amplified throughout the year. This is why VT POC Network exist. Our goal is to promote, support, and affirm your successes and stories to strengthen Vermont. Black History Month is more than just an annual celebration, but is something to recognize everyday as a driver of change and inclusion.

Self-love is key in the fight for racial equity and justice. We are excited to share this month’s newsletter with great resources and connections to help you be more mindful about loving yourself.

You are loved, you are enough, and you are awesome.

With love and gratitude,
The Fam

Get to Know VT PoC

Businesses and People

Maricela Ehmann

Maricela Ehmann is the owner of Ehmann Events, a full-service wedding and event planning business located in Killington, Vermont. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Maricela moved to Vermont about four years ago and has become involved in advocating for BIPOC in the events businesses, ranging from mentorship to policy.

Click here to learn more about her experience as an entrepreneur in Vermont.


Updates and Resources


  • ALL HEART Inspirations and Vermont Collaborative Circle: Storytelling Workshop


  • Consciousness Homestead: Yoga with Candace Taylor


  • ACT x Juniper Creative: Expressions of Color Art Class


  • Radical Dharma with Jabari Jones

    Weekly discussions about Race, Love, and Liberation. Contact Jabari Jones


  • Explore Vermont’s Black History


  • COVID relief for undocumented immigrants begins rolling out


  • COVID-19 Vaccines appointments are now available to people in Vermont age 75 or older!


  • “Chanjo” by KeruBo

    Watch KeruBo’s newest song about the COVID-19 vaccine

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