The Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center hosts this annual Diversity Conference. Luncheon keynote address for the conference by Carol Moseley Braun, former US Senator from Chicago and former Ambassador to New Zealand.
The Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center hosts this annual Diversity Conference. Opening keynote address for the conference is Devon Harris, Olympic Athlete and Founding Member of the Jamaican Bobsled Team.
Conversation on Race Now (C.O.R.N.) facilitated community conversation on the Trayvon Martin - George Zimmerman decision. The dialogue begins with a viewing of President Obama's remarks shortly after the legal decision to clear Mr. Zimmerman of all charges. More information: email@example.com
Conversation on Race Now (C.O.R.N.) invites community members in a listening session to the voices of Parents from our community, in facilitated dialogue
addressing their experiences in relationship to race/racism in their lives. (with audience participation).
Facilitated by: Kiah Ellis, Undergraduate student, pursuing a history/philosophy degree at UVM, Avid, competitive snowboarder, participating
member of " Voices of Youth Restorative Circle"
Keynote Guest Speaker: Robert L. Walsh, noted author, graduate of Colgate and MA from UVM, Bob retired from the USMC as Lt. Colonel,
served as a member of the Vermont House of Representatives, adjunct faculty at UVM, and taught Africa American Studies at South Burlington H.S. His life experience in these areas has afforded him a wide range of experience as related to racism in our state, country and throughout the military world. His stories as a real life witness express the true nature of what it was like, what we see today and what the vision for our future may hold as we explore undoing racism in our community. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Burlington School Board’s Committee on Diversity and Equity engages the community in a dialogue to guide the direction of the School District’s efforts on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Thet School Board of Commissioners has moved forward its proposed updated Policy for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the School District. Additionally, the Board approved a Board Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion that includes a Mission and Vision for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the District. All documents can be found at www.bsdvt.org
Conversation on Race Now (C.O.R.N.) invites community members in a listening session to the voices of youth. Facilitated by: Dr. Stacey Miller. Students from area high schools/colleges engage in a facilitated dialogue addressing thier experiences in relationship to race intheir lives and our community. More informatoin: email@example.com
A presentation and discussion exploring the successes and challenges of the Bosnian and Congolese Communities. Burlington High School students Esmir Hadzic, Medina Korajkic and Darijo Piplica share insights into the Bosnian Community. Cleophace Mukeba speaks to the challenges and successes of the Congolese community and his efforts to improve opportunites and conditions in the Congo through the Vermont Ibutwa Initiative. Presented as part of the Cultural Diversity Series of the Diversity and Equity Office of the Burlington School District.
A community discussion of next steps after the release of Uncommon Alliance Race Data Collection Report. Presentation of Race Data Report by Stephanie Seguino, UVM Economics Professor. Q & A Panel: Lianne Tuomey, UVM Police Chief; Steve McQueen, Winooski Police Chief, Mike Schirling, Burlington Police Chief, Trevor Whipple, South Burlington Police Chief, Stephanie Seguino, UVM Economics Professor, Robert Appel Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission. Moderated by Wanda Hines, Uncommon Alliance Steering Committee. Community Feedback facilitated by Dr. Sherwood Smith, Director, Center for Cultural Pluralism, UVM.
On Friday, March 17th Channel 17/Town Meeting TV community producer Enrique “Kike” Balcazar, producer of Nadando Contra la Corriente con Justicia Migrante, the popular Spanish language program for Vermont migrant farm workers, was one of three people detained and arrested by U.S. Immigration and Custom's Enforcement (ICE) officials last week. Enrique’s arrested colleagues include Zully Palacios and Alex Carrillo.