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    POC in VT Affinity Group

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    Wed., Oct. 16, 6-8 p.m.

    People of color come together in the name of sharing stories and building community in a predominately white state. New attendees are welcome. at Peace & Justice Center in Burlington (map). Free.

    Systemic Racism: Origins, Impacts & Solutions

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    Wed., Oct. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

    What is systemic racism and how does it manifest in Vermont? A brief talk lays the groundwork for a panel discussion on causes of and solutions to this system of oppression. at First Congregational Church in Burlington (map). Free.

    Having Effective Conversations About Race: Trainings for Aspiring White Allies

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    Thu., Oct. 17, 6-7:45 p.m.

    In session two of a four-part series, participants take an in-depth look at the topic of unrecognized bias. at South Burlington Community Library, University Mall in South Burlington. Chittenden County (map). Free; preregister.

    Cocoa Campaign Presentation

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    Sat., Oct. 19, 2 p.m.

    Child slavery and human trafficking in the cocoa industry are the focus of this educational seminar designed to educate, brainstorm solutions and create tangible action steps that fit each participant. at Peace & Justice Center in Burlington (map). Free.

    Champlain Valley Amnesty International Monthly Meeting

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    Third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Activists gather with the goal of advancing human rights. at Brownell Library in Essex Junction. Chittenden County (map). Free.

    Toxic Whiteness Discussion Group

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    Mon., Oct. 21, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

    Peace & Justice Center representatives facilitate a conversation on the harmful effects of white supremacy on communities and individuals. at Peace & Justice Center in Burlington (map). Free.

    An Inside Look at Mass Incarceration by a Black Vermonter

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    Tue., Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m.

    Daimeyon Williams discusses the Legacy Museum: from Enslavement to Incarceration and EJI Lynching Memorial in Alabama, mass incarceration, growing up African American in Vermont and the implications of race on Vermonters as a whole. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (Jericho) in Jericho. Chittenden County (map). Free.

    Mother Up! Montpelier

    Mother Up! Montpelier

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    Fourth Tuesday of every month, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    Parents discuss the realities of the climate crisis and its effects on young people. Dinner and childcare are provided. at Unitarian Church of Montpelier in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free.

    People of Color Steering Committee Meeting for Racial Justice Alliance

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    Wed., Oct. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

    All people of color interested in being a part of the leadership of this racial justice policy advocacy group are encouraged to attend a monthly meeting. at First Congregational Church in Burlington (map). Free.

    Vermont Racial Justice Alliance Meeting & Use of Force Forum

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    Thu., Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m.

    From training to policy and data collection, this community forum provides insight on use of force in policing in Vermont, as well as policy proposals. at Rights & Democracy Vermont in Burlington (map). Free.
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