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Office of the Vermont Attorney General

AG launches series of talks at Vermont high schools focusing on civil rights, tolerance and free speech

November 15, 2017

Slider Three 2As 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 next few months.

“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.”

Update: Since the series was launched in November, Attorney General Donovan and AAG Julio Thompson have been to 10 high schools around the state. If you want the Attorney General to speak at your school, contact Natalie.silver@vermont.gov.

Photos (various high schools in Vermont)

Last modified: February 5, 2018