WINOOSKI, Vt. – Dozens took to the streets of Winooski Sunday afternoon to support Black Lives Matter Vermont.
Rally-goers got together at Shop 4 Change to make posters, then lined up along Main Street before marching downtown.
Organizers say it’s all about doing outreach to let the community know about racial disparities in Vermont.
“When it comes to school suspensions and expulsions, when it comes to drivers that are pulled over, and also sentencing in the justice system. And also representation in various levels of school governance and state governance,” said Jabari Jones, an organizer with Black Lives Matter Vermont.
Right now, local social justice groups are crafting a bill that would establish a racial justice oversight board.
Leaders say this board would look at racial disparities and correct them at the state level.