On June 17th, hundreds of migrant workers, allies, and advocates set out from the Vermont state capital of Montpelier in a thirteen mile March for Dignity to the Ben & Jerry’s factory in Waterbury, VT. They demanded that the ice cream giant make good on overdue promises regarding working and living conditions for workers in its dairy supply chain.
More than 1,500 people gathered in Burlington on the evening of Monday, June 13th to hold a collective vigil for the 49 victims of the recent mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Organized on the fly by the Pride Center of Vermont, the vigil celebrated Burlington's LGBTQ community and condemned ongoing violent homophobia and transphobia in Vermont and across the nation.
Hundreds of protests from 350 Vermont and Rising Tide Vermont stepped up their years-long campaign against the Vermont Gas Pipeline over the weekend by occupying State Street in Montpelier, VT and erecting a 25 foot tall “fracking rig” in front of the Public Service Board's (PSB) building on Saturday afternoon, October 24th.
In this inaugural episode of the Toward Freedom podcast we dive into the profoundly personal effect that our criminal justice system has on individuals and communities. Joining us on this journey are criminal justice reform advocates Jeremy MacKenzie and Suzy Wizowaty to help us start rethinking what it means to be taken away in the Green Mountains.
A photo essay from the May 1st March for Health and Dignity in Montpelier, Vermont.
Diego Cupolo’s short collection Seven Syrians: War Accounts from Syrian Refugees is a testimony to the innumerable voices often excluded from conventional coverage of war and conflict. Faces of presidents, generals, and world leaders flash across television screens as Cupolo quietly assembles a collection of flowing narratives of just seven of the estimated 2 million people that have fled the Syrian civil war.