Progress Ownership Wellness Economic Relief
Progress
Progress through embracing true history and culture. Black folks who are descendants of enslaved people come from a rich and proud tradition.
Ownership
Ownership through agency and equity. Ours is a journey from being property to one of owning property.
Wellness
Wellness by replacing corrosive systems with systems of care. Racism is a public health emergency.
Economic
Economic empowerment, changing systems and moving money. There can be no change without a redistribution of political and economic power.
Relief
Relief from COVID-19. As with all national and global disasters, the impact of systemic racism on our people has been amplified by COVID-19 and related crises.

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.

OUR

MISSION

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

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Vermont Racial Justice Alliance Continues in the Global Novel COVID-19 Pandemic

Our work is more important than ever now because the COVID-19 pandemic (as with any major crises) amplifies the the impact of systemic racism and poverty on Black and Brown and poor people. The good news is that the COVID-19 crisis is now shining a light on the edifice of structures of oppression, giving our honest selves the fleeting opportunity to earnestly address them. We are working with impacted communities to understand the extent of their challenges and concerns, monitoring national, state and local responses to the pandemic, and providing advocacy on public policy. We are also offering information and sign up resources on BIPOC vaccine clinics in Vermont. Please do your part in saving lives. Unless absolutely necessary, please stay at home!