Newsletter

November 1, 2021
Newsletter Vol 1 No 11

November NewsletterThe Vermont Professionals of Color Network Relaunch! Vermont Professionals of Color Network has a new and improved website, with tons of new features for members and partners to explore! Read up on all of the site’s functionality below. Our new features include an easy-to-use, interactive BIPOC-owned Business Directory.  You can find the Directory here, or submit […]

October 19, 2021
Newsletter Vol 1 No 10

Honoring Indigenous Peoples of Vermont In honor of Indigenous Peoples Day on October 11th, this month’s newsletter is focused on highlighting the Indigenous Peoples of Vermont. It is necessary to recognize that Vermonters live on un-ceded Abenaki land. The Abenaki nation has deeply influenced the culture, experience, and traditions of Vermont’s history. The rights of […]

October 18, 2021
Spotlight on Chief Don Stevens

Name: Don Stevens Pronouns: He/Him Current Town: Shelburne Years in VT: 55 years Industry: Tribal Business name: Nulhegan Abenaki Organization Business website: abenakitribe.org What do you enjoy about working in your industry? It’s who I am. It is our culture, it’s what connects us to the past and connects us to the future. I mean […]

September 11, 2021
Newsletter Vol 1 No 9

Latinx Heritage Month September 15th marks the first day of Latinx Heritage Month.This month, we are recognizing, celebrating, uplifting the voices of Latinx Vermonters. Our September newsletter includes relevant events and news, and a showcasing of Latinx people and businesses. Our feature highlights Oscar Arencibia and Luis Calderin, co-owners of Santiago’s, a new Cuban restaurant […]

September 10, 2021
Spotlight on Oscar Arencibia & Luis Calderin

Names: Luis Calderin (left) and Oscar Arencibia (right) Pronouns: Luis – He/Him, Oscar – He/Him Current Town: Luis – Winooski, Oscar – South Burlington Years in VT: Luis – 35, Oscar – 6 Industry: Luis – Food & Beverage / Marketing & Creative, Oscar – Restaurant Business name: Santiago’s Business website: www.santiagosvt.com Business address: 1127 […]

July 20, 2021
Newsletter Vol 1 No 8

BIPOC Youth This month, we celebrate the hard work of BIPOC youth — from the ages of 16 to 25 —from across the state. Rather than our typical events and news section, we wanted to feature many faces of the countless BIPOC youth who are helping make our Vermont communities a better place. Not only […]

July 16, 2021
Blog: Spotlight on Maddy Ziminsky

Tell us a bit about your background before arriving in VT and what brought you to the state. I was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but was adopted and moved to Stowe, Vermont at just a few months old. My life in Vermont has been largely a mix of experiences from first trying to assimilate to […]

July 6, 2021
Newsletter Vol 1 No 7

Recognizing our Healthcare Heroes This month, we celebrate and recognize the hard work of BIPOC Healthcare Heroes, who have worked tirelessly to keep our communities safe during the past year and a half of the COVID-19 pandemic. In May, VT PoC launched a new branch of the organization called Vermont Health Equity Initiative that, in […]

June 30, 2021
Blog: Spotlight on Gary Scott

Name: Gary D. Scott Pronouns: he/him/his Current Town: South Burlington Years in VT: 0.6 Industry: Healthcare Business name: University of Vermont Medical Center Business Role: Vice President, Hospital Services Business email: gary.scott@uvmhealth.org Tell us a bit about your background before arriving in VT and what brought you to the state. Currently living in Dallas, TX; […]