Students from the Vermont Youth Lobby and the Vermont Student Anti-Racism Network have joined forces to host a statewide Youth Voice Summit on May 20th at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. The overarching theme will be youth voice and lowering the voting age, and sub-themes include racial, climate, and economic justice. Young people are invited to choose a subtopic and attend educational, empowering, and engaging projects and events throughout the day related to that theme. There will also be discussion, resources, friends, artwork, good food, games, and networking during the day, as well as inspiring youth and adult speakers. […]
Join us on April 29th for a return of the Youth Lobby Rally for the Planet! For individuals or groups, here is the link to register. Start to arrange your transportation and field trips now! Event Time:9am-1:30pm Location: Montpelier, VT More details to come on… GREEN JOBS FAIR!* Activist art work Meet your representatives Youth Speakers MUSIC! Teach-Ins (For youth, by youth) …and more! *Here is the link for organizations to register to table at the Green Jobs Fair
Youth Launch into Climate Justice The Youth Launch into Climate Justice will match young people with the resources and connections we need to make a difference in the state and the world. Focused on the actions that we can take right now to make a difference, the education we need to advocate, and the connections to each other that are vital for this work, this event will start what hopes to be a school year of unprecedented action. Join us and bring your friends for food, fun, connections, and actions!
The Youth Organizing Coalition, founded by Iris Hsiang, youth representative on the VT Climate Council, has organized an amazing event designed to refocus and reinvigorate the Youth Climate Movement in Vermont. Please REGISTER HERE for this important event… https://youthorganizingcoalition.wordpress.com/youth-climate-justice-summit/ LOOKING FOR PRESENTERS! They are also looking for folks who would like to share any of the climate-related work they, or their school, has been doing over the past year. If you are interested in sharing your work, please check out the guidelines here and sign-up to present on the registration page (scroll down) The youth organizers have worked very hard […]
The 3rd Annual Race Against Racism will take place on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Montpelier High School! The Race Against Racism is a state-wide annual anti-racist event, organized by youth from several Vermont high schools. All are welcome to a public rally, comprised of a short list of notable speakers, and lots of live music and performances beginning at 10:45. An optional 5k run or walk will begin at 11:30 on a scenic loop through the city of Montpelier. The goal of the event is to further a conversation surrounding racial justice in Vermont and to ensure the […]
The 2nd annual Race Against Racism is a youth-led community event held at Montpelier High School on September 23rd, 2018, beginning at 11:30. The event starts with a 5K run/walk through the city of Montpelier. Throughout the event, there will be local vendors vending food, including pizza from Woodbelly Pizza. After the race is completed, the performance portion of the event will begin, featuring activists, artists, musicians, and performances. Performers include Soundcheck and A2VT. If you would like to attend the rally instead of running and show your support for equality in VT, you can plan on arriving at 12: 00; the speakers will […]
On September 8, thousands of rallies will be held in cities and towns around the world to demand our local leaders commit to building a fossil free world that works for all of us. Join us as we hold our local leaders to account and demand that they walk the talk on climate action. Why? From Sept. 12 – 14, leaders of cities, towns, states, companies, and organizations from all over the world will gather at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco to highlight and make new commitments to climate action. The Saturday before the summit, climate groups all over […]