Join us at ArtsRiot in Burlington at 6:00 PM on MLK Day for “The Making of a Game Changer”.  Too often we gather on MLK day reciting, “I have a dream” only to return to the same place the following year. Mark Hughes and Rev. Arnold Thomas are having a community discussion on various aspects of our national history of racism.  They will share a video of Professor Tricia Rose, Chancellor’s Professor of Africana Studies and Director of the Center For Study of Race and Ethnicity at Brown University.  This video is one of the best presentations to date on how systemic racism works. They will also provide a video of a case study by researcher Sam Rosen of Brown University “2014” to illustrate how systemic racism plays out on the ground.  They’ll provide some updates on the work of the Racial Justice Alliance and let you know what you can do to become a GAME CHANGER.  This is the soft launch of the Vermont Racial Equity Association, a new organization committed to disrupting the root causes and mitigating the impact of systemic racism and poverty through disruption, advocacy and transformation.  Don’t miss it!

About The Vermont Racial Justice Alliance

Led by people of color, the Vermont Racial Justice Alliance consists of both individuals and organizations committed to the work of advocating, implementing and defending policy.  Meetings are normally the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, from 6:00 PM till 8:00 PM at the First Congregational Church, 38 S. Winooski Ave., Burlington. People Of Color Steering Committee, Leadership Team Meetings are normally on the first and third Mondays of each month at the same location. Go over to our Web Site and learn about the legislative agenda, all of the supporting forums and panels and how you can become a partner in the work. Take a look at our new calendar on the site to keep up with events as we plan them (bottom of the main page).