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

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

Burlington, 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 for the Orange County community in Randolph on May 8, 2023, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. This forum will be the fourth held in an ongoing series that started in 2019; recent Hate-Free Vermont Forums have taken place in Franklin County (2023), Rutland, and Bennington (2022).

“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. “Many community members have told us they do not feel comfortable reporting bias incidents to the police or feel that is not an effective option. What additional options for reporting and addressing harm and conflict already exist in your community, and what new or improved options would you like to see?”

Participants are welcome to share what they want their government officials to know about their experiences, and to ask questions of their government officials about bias and discrimination. The Forum will be hosted in Randolph, but everyone from the Orange County community is invited.

When:      Monday, May 8, 2023, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Where:     The Forum will be hosted in person and remotely.
       *  Physical location: Randolph Union Middle/High School – Cafeteria, 
                                              15 Forest St, Randolph, VT 05060
       *  Remote registration link:
Who: All are welcome.

Registration is required for remote attendance.  


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Updated April 25, 2023

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