about us

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

Our Approach

A Black ADOS Board of Directors leads the Vermont Racial Justice Alliance. A people-of-color-led Steering Committee is assisted by a network of individuals and organizations across Vermont in daily operations.


Through platforms and initiatives, outreach and education, community engagement and support, and cultural empowerment, the Vermont Racial Justice Alliance is mitigating the direct impact and dismantling the root (systemic) origins of racism in Vermont.  We are driving systemic transformation across all systems of state and local government.

Racial Justice Alliance Steering Committee

Rev. Arnold Thomas

Ashley Laporte

Brian Cina

Bob Wolford

Mayumi Cornell

Amanda Moran

Shawn Pratt

Wilda White