Race Against Racism Starts A Conversation in Montpelier

Race against Racism Starts a Conversation on race

Montpelier, Vt. - Community members in Montpelier took a stand against racism Sunday by simply starting a conversation about it.

The Race Against Racism at the Montpelier High School featured a 5K run/walk and an afternoon rally. The goal of this event was to bring light to the many different forms of racism including discrimination against minorities, immigrant workers and LGBTQ people of color. The event was organized by a high school sophomore.

“I think supporting youth activism and the fact that there young people that organized this event is really going to make a huge difference in us actually putting a dent in the problem of racism in our country," said Dana Paull, a participant.

Bread and Puppet of Glover put on a political puppet performance after the race was completed.

Organizers say they are hoping to make this an annual event.

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