Hello friends and supporters of Justice for All!
Thank you to everyone who was able to make it out to our general meeting Thursday evening. It was a huge success and we were able to cover a lot of ground toward our mission of bold community action. For those of you who were not able to attend, here are some highlights:
- We grounded ourselves in the Justice for All mission of racial justice through the examination and deconstruction of implicit bias and identifying and addressing institutionalized racism in the criminal justice system.
- We addressed healing and empowerment through relationship building and education. Our goal over the next 90 days is aggressive outreach focusing on these areas.
- We conducted breakout sessions to focus on our key functional areas and created action plans to move those areas forward. Here are the areas with respective contact info. Reach out to them immediately if you are interested in joining the groups because they are meeting this week!
Special thank you to Karen Tronsgard-Scott of VT Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence for coming last night and speaking to our members about the incredible and vital work that their organization is doing. As we deepen our commitment to intersectionality and supporting all members of our community, we will be engaging more guest speakers to share their work with us. Please be in touch if you or someone you know from an area organization would like to come and speak at a general meeting.
Our next general meeting will be from 6:00 till 8:00 PM at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier on February 16th.
Please join us in the Vigil and speak out in support of our Muslim brother and sisters on Wednesday, February 1st at 6:00 PM at the State House in Montpelier. Justice For All speaks out against hate and intolerance, discriminatory immigration laws, mass incarceration, over policing, the criminalization of communities of color, deportations, and border militarization
As you consider where you are investing in social justice issues, remember the racial referendum that we just experienced in our national election. Consider donating to Justice For All, an organically grown, Vermont-based racial justice organization that has been here doing the work over the past couple of years.
Over this past year we worked in a coalition to successfully deliver the Vermont Fair and Impartial Policing Policy for all law enforcement agencies in the state. Our work continues with numerous community outreach activities, Vermont Justice Coalition, Coalition on Racial Justice Reform, the Law Enforcement Professional Regulation Committee and much more but we need your help to continue.
#DecisionPoints is a open source data collection initiative that is underway. This open platform will provide the community access to our data and enable transparency and accountability. Help us with this effort.
Please take some time to review and sign our petition on Racial Justice Reform and fundraiser.
Thanks for the outpouring of support.
Mark A. Hughes, Executive Director,
Justice For All Cooperative, Inc
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About Justice For All
Justice for All is a racial justice organization, which identifies and dismantles institutionalized racism while facilitating healing in our communities. Our mission is to ensure justice for ALL through community organizing, research, education, community policing, legislative reform, and judicial monitoring. We address systemic issues such as racially biased policing and inequities in the criminal justice system.
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We call for a Constitutional Amendment that eliminates all reference to slavery from the Vermont State Constitution.