July 28, 2023
Q2 Donor Newsletter

Dear supporters of the Vermont Professionals of Color Network, We are thrilled to share how our organization is growing in all aspects: in membership, employees, influence, and financially. Weiwei and […]

July 3, 2023
Newsletter Vol. 3 No. 7 – July 2023

NAVIGATION Making the AI future work for you This month, we are focusing on the relationship between AI and the BIPOC community. For those who stay up to date with […]

Spotlight on Coumba Win

Our member spotlight is on Coumba Win, a web designer based in Burlington, VT, who relocated from New York to attend school at Middlebury College. She appreciates the characteristics that […]

May 1, 2023
Spotlight on Ahmad Yassir

Website: LinkedIn: @ahmad-yassir Our member spotlight this month is on Ahmad Yassir, an artist and media specialist based in Bennington, VT who relocated from Lebanon to attend school at Bennington […]

December 7, 2021
Spotlight on Monika Ganguly-Kiefner

Name: Monika Ganguly-Kiefner Pronouns: she/her Current Town: Clarendon Years in VT: 18 years total (not consecutively) Industry: Public Health Profession: Chronic Disease Prevention Specialist for the Vermont Department of Health […]

December 6, 2021
Newsletter Vol 1 No 12

BIPOC in the Outdoors Our home state of “Vermont” is known nationally for winter sports, activities, and recreation. However, it’s important to recognize that we enjoy these activities on unceded […]

Spotlight on Hana Saydek

Name: Hana Saydek Pronouns: they/them/han/hana Current Town: So-called Cavendish, VT, occupied Abenaki land Cavendish is along Mkazatekw (the Black River), which heads east to the Kwenitekw (the Connecticut River) and […]

September 5, 2023
Newsletter Vol. 3 No. 9 – Sept 2023

NAVIGATION AN OPEN LETTER FROM A COMMUNITY MEMBER Preface Dylan Rhymaun Every month, VT PoC shines a spotlight on a member of the community. These usually take the form of […]

August 7, 2023
Newsletter Vol. 3 No. 8 – Aug 2023

NAVIGATION Finding Strength in Community After Disaster On July 10, 2023, most of Central Vermont flooded as a result of two-months worth of rain that fell over only two days. […]

Spotlight on Harmony Edosomwan

Our member spotlight is on Harmony Edosomwan, a chef based in Burlington, VT, who relocated from New York to attend school at the University of Vermont. She loves the natural […]

June 5, 2023
Newsletter Vol. 3 No. 6 – June 2023

This month we are focusing on BIPOC Vermonters in music. When examining various aspects of the BIPOC experience in Vermont, it’s easy to find challenges people of color face within […]

Spotlight on Mimi Duong

Pronouns: she/they Hometown: St. Johnsbury, VT Years in VT: 22 Occupation: Outreach and Member Coordinator at VT PoC Social Handle: @mimi.duong Our member spotlight this month is on our new […]

May 1, 2023
Newsletter Vol. 3 No. 5 – May 2023

This month’s theme is BIPOC representation in the arts and media.We all know the representation matters. Unfortunately, there still remains immense backlash when major companies like Walt Disney work to […]