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True Stories, Real People
The sad truth is that Black residents of Vermont are experiencing real and traumatic levels of racism every day. They experience overt and covert racism from white people in the community and law enforcement.
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It is essential for us not to forget that behind the numbers are real lives being impacted every day. We want to make sure those stories are heard and shared if they want to be shared.
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What is the Vermont Racial Justice Alliance?

We are a state-wide black led racial justice organization in Vermont focusing on our four pillars creating platforms and initiatives; providing outreach and education; engaging and supporting communities; and empowering cultures. Ongoing work includes community organizing and the unprecedented launch of the Richard Kemp Center in the old north end.

Spotlight on Wellness


Our wellness is at the epicenter of all we do and experience. We must consider every action taken to dismantle systemic racism as an act of enhancing our wellness. We will disrupt status quo systems and develop long-range strategies for Black-led alternative approaches to create healthy outcomes. We will fight for wellness as if our lives depend upon it – because they do.



To secure sustainable power, ensure agency, and provide security for American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS), while embracing their history and preserving their culture.

COVID-19 Still Affects Us
Though the governor, and others have made the political decision to lift the COVID-19 "emergency" declaration across Vermont, the pandemic is far from over – especially for Black and Brown folks.