Office of the Vermont Attorney General

AG to Host ‘Forum for A Hate-Free Vermont’ in White River Jct.

June 4, 2019

Contact: Charity R. Clark, Chief of Staff, 802-828-3171

Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced that the second Forum for a Hate-Free Vermont will take place at Hartford High School in White River Junction on June 13th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Forum was organized in conjunction with the Vermont NAACP, the Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity, the chair of the Racial Disparities Panel, and others. The purpose of the Forum is to encourage and facilitate community conversations about bias incidents and hate crimes in Vermont. Community members are encouraged to attend to tell their stories, learn, provide support, and share in a vision for a hate-free Vermont.

“This series of fora is intended to take the pulse of Vermonters’ experience of discrimination,” said moderator Etan Nasreddin-Longo. “It aims to bring policymakers, stakeholders, and community members together for productive and difficult conversations that will work to reduce animus and discord.”

Representatives of marginalized groups have been invited to attend as panelists, including Vermont Pride Center, the Vermont Center for Independent Living, Migrant Justice, and more.

A video of the first Forum, held at Winooski High School on May 23, can be found here.

When: June 13, 2019, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Hartford High School Library, 37 Highland Ave., White River Junction, Vermont
Who: All are welcome

Last modified: June 4, 2019