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 with it, and the fact they share her desire to find a cure.  “You don’t know the answer. I don’t know the answer,” Archer said Saturday in the last in a series of Voices in the Park anti-racism events. “But what I do know is that we came here to try to find … (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)

Recounting a lifetime of daily discrimination

VERGENNES — Vergennes resident Alicia Grangent gets a pat-down search from TSA guards at the Burlington International Airport every time she travels. She receives remarks about how she “might be more comfortable” if she lived in Burlington. She said she i … (read more)