Diversity

Independent Musician Ariel Zevon

Independent Musician Ariel Zevon

Ariel Zevon is a singer songwriter based in Vermont who recently appeared on the podcast Rocket Shop Radio Hour, which features Vermont music and artists.   When I first walked ...
From Woodstock to Vermont: Bonnie Ward

From Woodstock to Vermont: Bonnie Ward

Bonnie Ward is a singer songwriter based in Vermont who recently appeared on the podcast Rocket Shop Radio Hour, which features Vermont music and artists.   On Wednesday June 22, Bonnie Ward ...
Vermont companies support New American workers

Vermont companies support New American workers

In a 2016, the New American Economy reported that, as a whole, New Americans in Vermont earned $654.7M in 2014. These employees work for hundreds of Vermont businesses, and many of these ...
I Am a Vermont Artist: Shanta Lee Gander

I Am a Vermont Artist: Shanta Lee Gander

Shanta is a multidisciplinary artist who transformed a challenging childhood into a creative career as a photographer, poet, investigative journalist, and advocate. Her education includes an ...
April 2nd is Vermont Equal Pay Day

April 2nd is Vermont Equal Pay Day

Governor Phil Scott today signed a proclamation recognizing April 2, 2019 as Equal Pay Day in Vermont, highlighting the gender pay gap between men and women’s earnings and the importance of ...
Vermont ranks #1 in US for gender parity

Vermont ranks #1 in US for gender parity

We’ve reported many times before that Vermont is a state where women can get ahead, ranking high on numerous measures ranging from healthcare to parenting to representation in government. ...
I Am a Vermont Artist: Toby MacNutt

I Am a Vermont Artist: Toby MacNutt

“I’m a queer, nonbinary-trans, disabled, multidisciplinary artist, author, and teacher”  just begins to describe who Toby is as an artist and a person. They constantly work to expand access to ...

New Human Rights Commission Director Bor Yang Has Big Plans

By KYMELYA SARI Not long ago, Bor Yang, the new executive director of the Vermont Human Rights Commission, contemplated leaving the state.  At the time, Yang was an administrative law ...

NATIVE AFRICAN CROPS KEY TO NEW AMERICAN’S SUCCESS IN VERMONT

After spending her entire life in refugee camps in Rwanda and Tanzania, Janine Ndagijimana is now a successful farmer in Colchester, Vermont, growing African eggplant and other crops native to ...