We are so excited to announce that we received a $20,000 grant from the Vermont Community Foundation to help implement Act 1, the Ethnic Studies and Social Equity Working Group Law. Now we need your help to raise $60,000 total in 30 Days! To make ethnic studies a reality in Vermont we are raising money to hire an Act 1 Education Justice Organizer and to sustain our amazing Coalition Coordinator.
Can you donate $250, $100, $50 or $25 to by July 30th to fund this crucial work? Any amount makes a huge difference! You can make a tax deductible donation to our Mightcause.
As attacks on the Critical Race Theory boogeyman sweep across our country and Vermont we need more than ever to stay focused on our vision for change. Act 1 has the potential to transform our education landscape by updating educational standards to fully recognize the history, contributions, and perspectives of BIPOC, Disability Justice and LGBTIQ+ communities for the benefit of all Vermonters. This is a time sensitive request because the Act 1 Working Group needs our support this summer to gather community input and engage in community outreach.
We have a matching donation of $5,000 and we need to raise $5,000 in the next week to secure it!
Here is the work your donation will help support:
- Supporting Grassroots Education Justice Organizing: We create convening spaces for networking, offer training and tools, and lift up the voices of local organizers.
- Police Out of Schools Coalition: We lead a Coalition of statewide and local social justice organizations to support folks removing police from schools and transitioning to restorative justice.
- Community Response Team: In partnership with other organization leaders, we directly support students and their families in cases of school injustice.
- Implementing Act 1: We support the Act 1 Working Group in gathering community input and lifting up ethnic studies in Vermont schools.
Please donate here to build education justice in Vermont! We are raising money through our fiscal sponsor the Peace Development Fund who plays a financial role only. If you would like to send a check, checks should be written to the Peace Development Fund with the Education Justice Coalition of Vermont written in the memo. The address is 44 N Prospect St, Amherst, MA 01002.