VUHS students to host anti-racism talks on Vergennes green this Saturday

VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School’s Racial and Social Justice Alliance has organized an anti-racism event on the Vergennes green for this coming Saturday, June 20, that will consist of a series of discussion groups.

From 4 to 5 p.m. attendees can choose to join any of the discussions, each of which organizers said would focus “on a different dimension of race either in our community or the broader United States.” Those who attend are asked to wear masks.

Everyone is invited.

According to an email from organizers, discussion topics could include “color blindness and white fragility, what defending the police would look like in Vergennes, racism in education in particular at Vergennes, and the history of policing in the U.S.

“Each discussion group will start by reading or listening to the work of a black author or creator. The event was centered around the idea that it is not the sole job of people of color to educate white people. And that white people need to educate other white people, in a way that still centers voices of color.”

 

 

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