Newsletter

June 5, 2021
Newsletter Vol 1 No 6

Celebrating Juneteenth This month, we celebrate Juneteenth. June 19th, 1865 marked the day that enslaved Africans were freed from slavery. The first official Juneteenth celebration occurred the following year, and has since become an annual tradition. Modern day Juneteenth celebrates Black liberation and achievement, to “promote and cultivate knowledge and appreciation of Black history and […]

May 29, 2021
Blog: Spotlight on Tyeastia Green

Name: Tyeastia Green Pronouns: she/her Current Town:  Burlington Years in VT: 1 Industry: Government Business name: City of Burlington Business email & website: tgreen@burlingtonvt.gov Tell us a bit about your background before arriving in VT and what brought you to the state. I came to Vermont for this position, Director of Racial Equity, Inclusion and […]

May 5, 2021
Newsletter Vol 1 No 5

Celebrating Asian, Pacific Islander, & Desi (APIDA) Month May is Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi (APIDA) Heritage Month.This month, we celebrate the history, lives, experiences, and joy of our AAPI friends, neighbors, fellow Vermonters. Over the last year, the APIDA community has seen an increase in attacks as a result of the pandemic, which has […]

May 4, 2021
Blog: Spotlight on Ita Meno

Name: Ita Meno Current Town: Burlington Years in VT: 18 Industry: Health & Housing Inspector Business name: City of Burlington Business website: www.burlington.gov Tell us a bit about your background before arriving in VT. If you wanted to get off the island, there are a few ways to go. My parents both chose to join […]

April 5, 2021
Newsletter Vol 1 No 4

Celebrating Earth Day We’ve shared the announcement on our social media accounts, but in case you missed it – VTPoC is now officially a Vermont 501(c)(3) Non-Profit! And, we’re doing big things: in collaboration with Winooski Strong, the VT Racial Justice Alliance, New Alpha Missionary Baptist Church and the Black Perspective, we have been hosting […]

Blog: Spotlight on Natanya Vanderlaan & Jake McBride

  Name: Natanya Vanderlaan Current Town: Burlington, VT – Land of the Abenaki Years in VT: 5 Industry: Non-Profit/Wellness Business name: WholeHeart Inc. Business Website: https://wholeheartinc.org/ , https://www.vtreleafcollective.org/   Tell us a bit about your background before arriving in VT and what brought you to the state. I came to VT ready for a slower […]

March 9, 2021
Newsletter Vol 1 No 3

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 […]

March 7, 2021
Blog: Spotlight on Bor Yang

Name: Bor Yang Current Town: Pittsfield, VT & Montpelier, VT Years in VT: 5 years Industry: Government Business name: Human Rights Commission Business email: bor.yang@vermont.gov Business website: hrc.vermont.gov Tell us a bit about your background before arriving in VT and what brought you to the state. Before moving to Vermont, I was an instructor in […]

February 3, 2021
Newsletter Vol 1 No 2

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 […]