Launch Date: March 8, 2021
Women’s History Month
This month, we are celebrating BIPOC women in our community. BIPOC women are key change-makers across Vermont, whether as small-business owners, executive directors, community leaders and more. For the month of March, we’re highlighting their wonderful work – check out the events, news and opportunities to get involved below.
We also want to extend an enormous thank you to all those that attended our discussion, Power of the BIPOC Professional in Social Justice, on February 26th. Thank you for your support and for sharing your experiences and ideas.
We have a new addition to the VTPoC team! Charlotte Graf, a senior at the University of Vermont studying Political Science and Environmental Studies, is our Communications Intern. Welcome, Charlotte!
Lastly, we have exciting announcements – we are now on Instagram and Twitter! Find us on both platforms as @vtpoc_network for updates, news, and events – including our upcoming event on Financial Literacy. Save the date!
FINANCIAL LITERACY WORKSHOP
Join us April 21st at 5:30pm
for a panel on financial literacy:
personal finance & more!
Get to Know VT PoC
Businesses and People
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF VT HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
Bor Yang is the Executive Director of the Human Rights Commission in Montpelier, where her job in part is to amplify the voices of other BIPOC. Yang moved to Vermont five years ago
from South Minneapolis, where she was practicing law. Although she has faced barriers and discrimination both in the personal and professional realm upon her arrival in Vermont as a BIPOC woman, Yang now views her current position at the HRC as her “reason for being.”
Read more about Bor Yang’s experiences as a professional of color in Vermont at our website.
Updates and Resources
Generator: BIPOC Scholarships.
Burlington’s Generator makerspace, has announced a new BIPOC Scholarship to support those working in STEAM. Apply by April 7 2021
International Women’s History Month Mindfulness Workshop
March 9, 2021, 3:30pm – 5:00pm O.N.E. Community Center
Petra Cliffs: BIPOC Climb Nights for UVM Students
Advancing Equity in VT Webinar hosted by The Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Representative Hal Colston and Senator Kesha Ram.
Lake Champlain Chamber:
The Lake Champlain Chamber is seeking applications to form a Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion committee.
COVID-19 Vaccines appointments are now available to teachers and people in Vermont age 55 or older!
Vermont has promised equal vaccine access for people of color. Will it be enough?
Program Created to Support BIPOC Women in Political Office
As women of color leave Rutland and Bennington counties, Vermonters reckon with racism
Conscious Homestead Botanica: BIPOC Healing Center
Free COVID-19 Testing Centers