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Rutland Social Justice Symposium and Block Party

May 19, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Keynote speaker Kiah Morris!
Are you looking for a way to get involved in social justice work but unsure of where to start? Come learn about groups working in VT that need more people power! The day will end with a Rutland-style block party from 4-5pm!
Suggested donation $15; free under 25. No one turned away for lack of funds. Snacks included!
Attending groups include:
  • 350 Vermont
  • Castleton Indivisible
  • Citizens Against Nuclear Bombers in Vermont
  • Disabled Access & Advocacy of the Rutland Area
  • Let’s Grow Kids
  • Lgbtqia Alliance of Vermont
  • Peace & Justice Center
  • Planned Parenthood Vermont Action Fund
  • Rights and Democracy
  • Rutland-Area NAACP
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Rutland
  • Vermont Legal Aid
  • Veterans for Peace
  • Women’s March VT
Register in advance here or below.
12:30-1:00 registration
1:00-1:45 welcome and keynote
2:00-2:45 Session I
2:45-3:15 snacks/tables/mingling
3:15-4:00 Session II
4:00-5:00 closing and block party
Castleton Indivisible is hosting two events at the Symposium:
1. Social Justice Book Exchange : Donate a book and/or pick up a book to take home for free!
2. Protest poster making contest: We’ll provide the markers and poster board, you supply the great art work and inspiring text! OR bring a protest poster from a past march that you have saved because you love it so much and enter it into the contest!
Planning Team includes organizers from: Rutland Area NAACP, Rutland Free Library, Castleton Indivisible, Rutland Unitarian Universalist Church, Grace Church, Turning Point Center, and Rutland High School.


May 19, 2019
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT


Rutland High School
22 Stratton Road
Rutland, VT 05701 United States
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If you have questions about our programming, please contact Kina Thorpe, Educational Program Manager, at [email protected] or call (802) 863-2345 x9. If you would like to volunteer at any of the Peace & Justice Center’s events, please email v[email protected].