Newsletter Vol 1 No 3

Women's History Month

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:

  • investment

  • student loans

  • personal finance & more!

Get to Know VT PoC

Businesses and People

Bor Yang

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

Events

  • Generator: BIPOC Scholarships.

    Burlington’s Generator makerspace, has announced a new BIPOC Scholarship to support those working in STEAM. Apply by April 7 2021

    Read more >>

  • 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

    Read more >>

  • Advancing Equity in VT Webinar hosted by The Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Representative Hal Colston and Senator Kesha Ram.

    Read more >>

News

  • Lake Champlain Chamber:

    The Lake Champlain Chamber is seeking applications to form a Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion committee.

    Get involved >>

  • COVID-19 Vaccines appointments are now available to teachers and people in Vermont age 55 or older!

    Read more >>

  • Vermont has promised equal vaccine access for people of color. Will it be enough?

    Read more >>

  • Program Created to Support BIPOC Women in Political Office

    Read more >>

  • As women of color leave Rutland and Bennington counties, Vermonters reckon with racism

    Read more >>

  • Conscious Homestead Botanica: BIPOC Healing Center

    Read more >>

  • Free COVID-19 Testing Centers

    Read more >>