Call to Action:
Black Lives Matter Day: Racial Justice Solidarity!
February 12, 2016
Join people from across the state as we gather at the Vermont State House for Black Lives Matter Day. In 2015, Governor Peter Shumlin declared February 12th as Black Lives Matter Day, stating in the proclamation, “We must continue to reduce and eliminate racial and ethnic disparities for all populations, and support efforts to increase diversity and promote racial equality in our Green Mountain State.”
The reality is that racial and ethnic disparities in Vermont will not change unless we as people come together to educate ourselves, organize, and create strategies for change. Racial justice will happen when people of color and white people are able to come together to stand in solidarity and to hold our communities accountable to racial justice.
Join us for a day at the statehouse!
We will begin assembling at 9:15 am in the Well of the State House with the opening devolution, resolutions, and recognition of Black Lives Matter supporters. The day will continue with a press conference, speakers, the kickoff of “I am Vermont Too” project. Lunch with legislators and opportuniy to testify and the 1st convening of People of Color Caucus.
(SURJ) Standing Up for Racial Justice, groups are also encouraged to meet during this time.