Tigers, Hornets decry racism

Before the girls’ basketball game at Middlebury Union High School between the Tigers and visiting Enosburg Tuesday, two members of each team took turns reading a prepared statement condemning the racism that students around Vermont have faced in a series of incidents in recent years. 

CSAC releases its anti-racism statement

At its September board meeting the Counseling Service of Addison County Board of Directors unanimously voted to issue a statement affirming CSAC’s commitment to becoming an anti-racist organization.

Ways of Seeing: Yoga can, must advance equity

The Yoga Equity Project seeks to provide the physical, emotional and spiritual benefits of yoga and meditation to everyone, by addressing the inequalities that keep some people from accessing yoga spaces.

MUHS students raise the BLM flag

THE FLAGPOLE AT MUHSIndependent photo/Steve James MIDDLEBURY — More than 80 Middlebury Union High School students stood shoulder-to-shoulder during a picture-perfect Friday afternoon to witness the raising of the Black Lives Matter banner on the MUHS flag … (read more)

Cullinane: ACSD is committed to creating a more inclusive environment

The Addison Central School Board agreed on this statement regarding the flying of the Black Lives Matter flag at Middlebury Union High School, and board Chair Mary Cullinane read the statement at this past Friday’s flag-raising ceremony.

Letter to the editor: Anti-racism slogans can send the wrong message

The BLM slogan is inclusive, despite the desperation of so many people to brand it as divisive.

MUHS essayists win two top prizes in NAACP

RUTLAND — Middlebury Union High School students won two of the top three prices in a regional NAACP essay contest. February’s Black History Month educational outreach by the Rutland Area NAACP has shown considerable impact on local schools and students, w … (read more)

Middlebury eyes antiracist work

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard later this month will consider inking a $32,000 pact with a consulting duo who would help municipal and police officials identify and address systemic racism within the town, and engage with the community on issues … (read more)

Rose Archer: It’s not enough just to listen

VERGENNES — Rose Archer made it clear she appreciated the fact that dozens of her fellow Vergennes residents had come to the city green several times this summer to hear her speak about the virus of racism that infects this country and her own experience … (read more)

Final anti-racism event in series planned in city

VERGENNES — The last of the Vergennes anti-racism Voices in the Park gatherings of the summer is planned for the city green this Saturday, Aug. 29, from 4 to 5 p.m. Vergennes resident Rose Archer, who has spoken at the earlier events, will speak again thi … (read more)

Rose Archer: Step up and be antiracist

VERGENNES — “Relaxation is a privilege. It’s complicity,” Rose Archer told the gathering of about 40 on the Vergennes green this past Saturday afternoon. Archer, a native of Trinidad and Tobago who grew up mostly in Newark, N.J., and is a recent graduate … (read more)

Anti-racism speaker set for city park

VERGENNES — The next in a series of anti-racism events on the Vergennes will be held on Saturday, July 11, when city resident Rose Archer will speak on racial equality. Archer, a recent Brandeis University graduate, followed fellow Vergennes resident Alic … (read more)

Vergennes youth keep focus on anti-racism

VERGENNES — For the third straight Saturday afternoon organizers staged an anti-racism event on the Vergennes city green: This time members of the Vergennes Union High School Racial and Social Justice Alliance sought to spark conversation and education am … (read more)