Dear Colleagues,

The Center for Cultural Pluralism would like to share the information about this important community event with you! Please feel free to share widely with the community!

Join us to honor two individuals enslaved in Burlington, VT:
Lavinia & Francis Parker (mother & child)

Virtual Ceremony
September 13, 2020

Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, and Stopping Stones invite you to a virtual ceremony recognizing the lives of Lavinia Parker and her son, Francis, enslaved in Burlington, VT from 1835-1841.

Stopping Stones<> is an historical and social reparations initiative created to recognize individuals enslaved in early America at places they were held. A project of the Engagement Arts Fund, Stopping Stones supports organizations to engage citizens and groups in repairing the echoes of slavery that continue in their communities today. Watch our new video to learn more here<>.

A livestream ceremony on September 13 in downtown Burlington will be accessible via Zoom Webinar<> and feature the following speakers:

  *   Reverend Arnold Thomas, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
  *   Rabbi Amy Small, Ohavi Zedek Synagogue
  *   Paul Growald, Stopping Stones
  *   Kiah Morris, Movement Politics Director, Rights & Democracy Project
  *   Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity, State of Vermont
  *   Tyeastia Green, Director of Racial Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, City of Burlington
  *   Bishop Shannon MacVean-Brown, Episcopal Diocese of Vermont
  *   Reverend Mark Hughes, Executive Director of Justice for All, Coordinator of the Racial Justice Alliance
  *   Representative Hal Colston, D-Winooski
  *   Reverend and Senator Debbie Ingram, Executive Director of Vermont Interfaith Action
  *   Dr. Wanda Heading-Grant, Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, UVM
  *   Mayor Miro Weinberger, City of Burlington

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Masha Shelukha
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Administrative Assistant to Dr. Sherwood Smith
Center for Cultural Pluralism
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Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
The University of Vermont, Center for Cultural Pluralism, Allen House, 461 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05405
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