Yesterday, almost 200 young people gathered in nearby Brattleboro to protest racism and police brutality. The gathering was a peaceful one where teen organizers expressed their feelings of frustration and connected with others eager to show their support for change.
The rallies, protests and riots that are predominating the news are an emphatic wake up call to many of us who have been too long complacent. It can be difficult to sit with the knowledge that silence and non-involvement is also damaging to the lives of people of color, as disengagement does nothing to shift the systems that are preventing social equality.
We urge you to learn more, and actively seek out voices of color and those of indigenous people. Focus your attention, time and funds where they can make a positive change. You may want to start here: https://www.racialequitytools.org/home
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