- Take the Fair Housing survey to help the City of Burlington, the Burlington Housing Authority, and the Winooski Housing Authority understand more about housing and neighborhood issues.
- Join the Ceremony of Solidarity and Protection at Geprags Park in Hinesburg from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. as part of the Week of Action VT to protest the final construction of the Vermont Gas Pipeline. No new fossil fuel infrastructure!
- Come to Burlington City Council at 7 p.m. at Contois Auditorium. Share your feedback on continued negotiations for the Burlington Town Center development project.
- You can also speak out in a support of a resolution I’ve co-sponsored with Progressive colleagues, thanks to the leadership of Councilor Giannoni. The resolution would form a task force on community oversight of police with representatives from the “ACLU, LGBTQ, communities of color, mental health community, Police Commission, Police Department,survivors of domestic and sexual violence, youth, homeless community, and refugee and immigrant communities.” I’m hearing the administration prefers to bring forward a set of recommendations without the engagement this resolution calls for and will likely oppose it, so please come speak up for COMMUNITY INPUT ON COMMUNITY OVERSIGHT OF POLICING if that’s important to you.
- Join the Vermont International Film Foundation at a repeat screening of the James Baldwin documentary I am Not Your Negro, 7 p.m. at the Champlain College Alumni Auditorium.
- Check out the amazing Peace and Justice Center community calendar for a fuller listing of local social justice events and opportunities to get involved. Become a member to support their important work.
- Join me at a hearing on Fair and Impartial Policing, held by the Judiciary Committee of the Vermont House of Representatives in Room 11 of the statehouse, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Learn what Vermont is (and isn’t) doing to eliminate bias in policing.
- Join this webinar, from anywhere with an internet connection! Moving Forward on Climate Without Washington: A Reality Check with Senator Bernie Sanders at 7 p.m.
- Public Forum on the Sale of Burlington Telecom, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Contois Auditorium in Burlington. “This meeting is an opportunity to hear [about] the proposed timeline and process for the sale of BT prior to its submission to the City Council for approval. Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions and provide feedback either in-person or by completing the comment form found at this web address: http://bit.ly/2jGhznU“
- Get involved at the neighborhood level. The Ward 1/8 Neighborhood Planning Assembly meets at the UVM Medical Center, in the McClure Lobby Conference Room, starting at 7.00 p.m. Parking free of charge in the McClure Garage, courtesy of UVM MC.
- It’s Black Lives Matter day in the Vermont statehouse. Join the kick-off from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for scheduled press conferences, discussions, and meetings. Check out the reveal of the fantastic I Am Vermont, Too project.
- The House General committee is holding a hearing at the statehouse on the question of a $15 an hour minimum wage. Please come raise your voice on the value of livable wages for Vermonters.
- Another opportunity to take action on issues affecting your neighborhood and hear from city council candidates: the Ward 2/3 (Central District) Neighborhood Planning Assembly begins with a free community dinner at 5:30 p.m., followed by the NPA meeting at 6:30 p.m. Both are at the McClure Center at 241 North Winooski Avenue.
- Join the Peace Vigil at the top of Church Street from 5 to 5:30 p.m.
- Start making your plans for the People’s Climate March on April 29th. There will be actions in Washington, DC and Montpelier, VT.
- Demand that TD Bank divest from the Dakota Access Pipeline, as part of the Week of Action VT. The group’s Facebook page says that protestors will gather at the Burlington Waterfront at 8:30 a.m. for an action at 10:30am at TD Bank at 111 Main St, Burlington.
- Many of us are concerned about Governor Scott’s proposals to level fund local school spending and interfere with collective bargaining. Join legislators and the Burlington School District for a Community Discussion on Education Funding in VT, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., at the Edmunds Middle School cafeteria.