BENNINGTON - Margaret “Peg” Bowen was born about 1742 in or near Hadley, MA. She was enslaved in Bennington by Stephen Fay from 1772 to 1778. On Saturday, June 25, at 10 am, she will be remembered and honored by the people of Bennington.
Peg lived and worked at Fay’s Tavern, better known...
VERMONT - On Thursday, the Vermont Student Anti-Racism Network held an Equity in Education conference over Zoom. Student and teacher panelists answered questions on advancing racial equity in the public education system.
Within Vermont, acts and accusations of racism in public schools have...
Cai Xi
BRATTLEBORO - The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center will present a free Lunar New Year cooking demonstration on Tuesday, February 1, at 5:30 pm via Zoom and Facebook Live. Organized by the Asian Cultural Center of Vermont, the event will feature artist and chef Cai Xi, of Cai’s Dim Sum Catering...

Gail Somers
BRATTLEBORO - Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announces it has hired the organization’s first-ever director of diversity, equity, and inclusion, Gail Somers.
Somers comes to BMH from C&S Wholesale Grocers in Keene, NH, where she held a series of management roles in finance, sales...
SOUTHERN VERMONT - The Windham County and Rutland County NAACP chapters are building a holiday shopping guide featuring Black-, indigenous-, and people of color-owned businesses based in the two regions. The guide will include a description of the products and/or services provided.

Marker for Caesar, a slave from 1750. Markers are meant to serve as recognition of America’s history in new project.
BENNINGTON - The Stopping Stones project is a national effort intended to engage communities with the local and broader history of slavery by memorializing the names of enslaved persons with markers in the places they were once held. The organization works toward repairing inequality in education...

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