Vermont Coalition for Ethnic and Social Equity in Schools
The VCESES is a statewide coalition led by a multicultural and multigenerational group including people of color from various racial and ethnic groups, anti-poverty, disability rights, and LGBTQIA advocates. Our coalition includes elders, students, parents, educators, and organizations. Between November 2017 and January 2018 the VCESES solidified and began its groundbreaking work of drafting the Ethnic Studies and Social Equity Working Group bill. This idea was inspired by the pioneering work by Oregon’s Ethnic Studies Coalition in passing HB 2845, which established statewide Ethnic Studies for Oregon K-12.