Who We Are

Through Black leadership the alliance addresses the root causes and impact of systemic racism with an approach that includes solutions ranging from platforms and initiatives; outreach and education; community engagement and support; and, cultural empowerment programming.

The Vermont Racial Justice Alliance’s work spans a broad range of activities to ensure the accomplishment of the mission: To secure sustainable power, ensure agency, and provide security for American Descendants of Slavery, while embracing their history and preserving their culture.  See more on the Campaign site and take the pledge and donate to the campaign below below

Abolish Slavery Vermont Campaign

Our work in eradicating systemic racism led us to the discovery that the Vermont was the first state to constitutionally permit enslavement in any form. For the past 245 years it has done so with the use of an exception clause that permits the enslavement of folks under age 21 and individuals bound by their own consent. The exception clause also permits the enslavement of those “bound for payment of debts, damages, fines, costs or the like.”  Proposal 2 is a Vermont constitutional amendment to prohibit slavery and indentured servitude in all forms. It has passed the legislature twice and it has been proclaimed by the Governor that it will be on the ballot on November 8th.  Take the Abolitionist Pledge and donate to the campaign below. Go to the campaign site for more details.

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