Immigration in Vermont

The following events are in the community forum series on immigration, sponsored by Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, the United Church of Underhill, and the Mount Mansfield UU Fellowship. Good Shepherd is responsible for bringing the March groups, with support from a Thrivent Action Team grant. Contact: Jan Steinbauer.


SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2:00-4:00 PM

WHERE: Deborah Rawson Memorial Library, Jericho.

Migrant Justice: Milk With Dignity

Join farmworkers from the Vermont-based human rights organization Migrant Justice for a stop on its “Dignity Tour.” Since Ben & Jerry’s became the first company to sign onto the Milk with Dignity Program in 2017, farmworkers have seen groundbreaking improvements in human rights issues on dairy farms across the state.

This program also supports farmers by securing a milk premium from big dairy-buying companies that goes directly to farmers and farmworkers. Now, farmworkers are engaged in plans to expand the program to another regional dairy-buyer, the Hannaford supermarket!

Come to learn more about Milk with Dignity, for exciting updates about the Hannaford Campaign, and how to get involved in this and other Migrant Justice endeavors. Refreshments and time to talk with farmworkers will follow the presentation.

The Dignity Tour – Full Schedule 3/8 – 3/22: From March 8th through March 22nd, Migrant Justice will embark on a 14-day speaking tour of 7 states for a total of 24 presentations. The Dignity Tour will bring Migrant Justice’s message to audiences around the region to share the success story of the Milk with Dignity program and the “new day for human rights in dairy.” LEARN MORE: Migrant Justice Dignity Tour.


SUNDAY, MARCH 29CANCELLED

WHERE: Deborah Rawson Memorial Library, Jericho.

What is happening in Vermont with refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers?

Guest speakers: Michele Jenness and Laurie Stavrand.

There is much concern about immigration in our country, and the ever-changing context impacts those hoping to come or who are already here in Vermont. Michele Jenness, legal counsel at AALV in Burlington, and Laurie Stavrand, volunteer coordinator at USCIS in Colchester (formerly known as VT Refugee Resettlement Program), will give updates and share stories of migrants, immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees served by these organizations. Learn practical ways to do something to help make a difference in the lives of these new neighbors.


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