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U.S. Attorney, Vermont Attorney General, and Rutland Area NAACP to Co-Host Hate-Free Vermont Forum in Bennington

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Vermont

The United States Attorney’s Office, the Vermont Attorney General’s Office, and the Rutland Area NAACP will be co-hosting a Hate-Free Vermont Forum in Bennington on September 28, 2022, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. 

“The Forum aims to bring policymakers, stakeholders, and community members together for productive and difficult conversations that will work to reduce animus, discord, and misunderstandings,” said co-facilitator Etan Nasreddin-Longo. “When we began these conversations in 2019, our goal was to take the pulse of Vermonters’ experience of discrimination. Much has happened since that time, and our hope is to engage and to listen to our historically-disadvantaged communities about what they view as the continuing and new problems in 2022.”

Community members are encouraged to join us for a conversation on understanding and addressing bias, discrimination, and hate crimes in Vermont. 

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Where: The Forum will be hosted in-person and also remotely.

  •  Physical location: Mount Anthony Union High School, Cafeteria, 301 Park St, Bennington, VT 05201 
  •  Remote registration link: 
  •  In-person registration link (optional):

Who: All are welcome. 

For physical attendance, masks are requested. Registration is required for remote attendance.

Updated September 14, 2022

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