Office of the Vermont Attorney General

AGO in the Community: Attorney General TJ Donovan Launches Series of Talks at High Schools Around the State on Civil Rights

October 27, 2017

CONTACT: Natalie Silver, Executive Assistant, (802) 595 8679

Today, Attorney General TJ Donovan announced a series of forums at Vermont High Schools around the state. As part of the “AGO in the Community” initiative, Attorney General Donovan and Civil Rights Unit Director, Julio Thompson, will be presenting on civil rights issues at schools throughout the month of November.

“Issues of civil rights, tolerance and free speech are at the surface of today’s political discourse. Our kids and students are listening,” said Attorney General TJ Donovan. “I’m looking forward to having these discussions with Vermont students.”

Julio Thompson, Director of the Vermont Attorney General’s Civil Rights unit said: “To do our best work, we need to hear what’s on Vermonters’ minds, and we need to share what we are doing to protect and advance the cause of civil rights. That includes connecting with students, who are now entering our economy and who are tomorrow’s leaders. We have lots to learn and lots to share. I’m excited to get started.”

Forum Schedule:
November 1: Champlain Valley School 1:30-2:00pm
November 6: South Burlington High School 10:30-12:00
November 8: Rutland High School 10:30-11:30
November 14: Montpelier High School 9:25- 10:05
November 15: Essex High School 9:45-11:15
November 28: Brattleboro Union High School 12:00-1:20

If you are interested in having the Attorney General come to your community to speak on this issue or others, please contact Natalie Silver at 802 595 8679 or at ago.info@vermont.gov.

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