Response to Chauvin Trial
Last week, in a momentous trial on police brutality and white supremacy, a former police officer was found guilty for the murder of George Floyd. This verdict has allowed us to exhale, if only momentarily, and hope that our system is not broken beyond repair. Still, we remain deeply troubled by how rare it is to see a law enforcement officer held to account when a member of the Black community dies at their hands.
This single guilty verdict is not the end of the road but a step forward on a long and arduous path toward equity and equality for all. The journey will only be complete when Black people are able to go for a run, play in the park and drive their children to the supermarket without fearing for their lives if approached by law enforcement. Burlington Against Racism (BAR) is committed to promoting policies that will keep our most vulnerable community members safe, our most overlooked cared for and our leadership accountable to all.
If you would like to join us, we are always seeking interested volunteers to help us push for progress and implement change. Please email us at martha@BurlingtonAgainstRacism.com or nancy@BurlingtonAgainstRacism.com.
CHECK OUT - Interviews and videos!
Martha Duffield, president of BAR, Sara Shaikh, BHS Student Representative to the School Committee, and Patrick Larkin, Assistant Superintendent talk about being part of the District-Wide Equity Committee and BAR as well as the proposition to hire a district-wide position of Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Martha Duffield, President of BAR, spoke about our initiative to hire a District-Wide position of a Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Check out the following!
Check out - articles in the news!
Check out some letters of support for Director of DEI!
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETINGS
September 8, 2020Video starts with the a Equity report from Sara Shaikh about a recent racist incident that occurred. Next, Martha Simon gives further information regarding the hiring of Director of DEI.
July 21, 2020Video starts with the Equity report from Sara Shaikh, Student representative to the School Committee. Then. it moves to the MASC's Anti-Racism Resolution. Then, Martha Duffield reads the letter from BAR to the School Committee.
August 18, 2020Video starts with the official presentation to request a position for Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as presented by Martha Duffield, Patrick Larkin, and Sara Shaikh.
June 23, 2020Video starts with Sara Shaikh's report to the School Committee on behalf of the BPS Equity Committee.
August 10, 2020Includes only school reopening plan conversations.