Brattleboro Solidarity is a group located in Southern Vermont, acting with the people of the world who are resisting injustices. Our organizing is rooted in deepening knowledge and building the world we wish to see.

For upcoming events visit Brattleboro Solidarity’s Facebook page

Standing in solidarity with the people of Palestine and Honduras on December 10, 2017.

A group of local educators initially formed Brattleboro Solidarity in response to Israel’s attack on Gaza in 2014. Since then, the group has been facilitating community events and study groups.

May 14-15 Rally In Solidarity With Palestinians

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this episode of Difficult Dialogues, Dr. Shabazz speaks with Zeiad Abbas Shamrouch, the Program Manager for Cross-Cultural Programs with the Middle East Children’s Alliance. Shamrouch discusses his life as a Palestinian refugee and outlines MECA’s Maia Project which aims to bring clean water to the children of Palestine.
Amherst Media’s Difficult Dialogues

Listen to Nina Kunimoto speak with Olga Peters at Green Mountain Mornings about Voices of Working People reading.

 

Brattleboro Solidarity in the Media:

“Nationwide Prison Strike to Highlight Inhumane Conditions” by Anna Mullany and Crystal Barney in Brattleboro Reformer (August 25, 2018)

“The National Prison Strike: a discussion and a documentary” – Anna Mullany on Green Mountain Mornings radio show (August 2018)

“Local Group Urges Bernie Sanders to Visit Gaza” Brattleboro Reformer (May 2018)

“Not My Homeland” by Lauren Perlstein and “Building A Better World For Our Children” by Nicole Awwad Brattleboro Reformer (May 2018)

“Act and Organize for a Better World” Brattleboro Reformer (January 2018).

Brattleboro Solidarity on wkvt radio: “Speak Out for Justice” (January 2018)

“Standing in Solidarity with Oppressed People”, Brattleboro Reformer (December 2017)

“Events Planned to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.”, Brattleboro Reformer (January 2017)

“Their Names in Chalk: local groups join Black Lives Matter to remember those lost to police violence,” The Commons (July 2016)

“Area Artists, Residents Look to Spark Conversation on Gaza Conflict”, Brattleboro Reformer  (August 2014)”

“Construction of Whiteness” Study Group Material

When people are on the streets against police brutality, it is important to come together to expand our knowledge on the history of race in this country. Brattleboro Solidarity has hosted study groups in the community to expand our understanding of the construction of whiteness as a tool for economic exploitation and the historical divisions along race and class lines in the U.S. The following are links and downloads of reading materials from the workshop.

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Race (from PBS’s Race: The Power of an Illusion)

“Race: The U.S. Creation Myth and its Premise Keepers” by Elizabeth Betita Martinez

– How the Irish Became White by Noel Ignatiev

– “Drawing the Color Line” in A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn

– “Hidden Origins of Slavery” (Chapter 3) in A Multicultural History of the United States by Ronald Takaki
R.Takaki Chapter 3-Caliban reference

“Shining the Light on White” by Sharon Martinas

“As Chinese Exclusion Act Turns 135, Experts Point to Parallels Today” (NPR)

– “White Poverty: The Politics of Invisibility” in Where We Stand: Class Matters by bell hooks
White Poverty bell hooks

“I Know Why Poor Whites Chant Trump, Trump, Trump” in Stir Journal by Jonna Ivin

– “Report From The Bahamas” in Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism by June Jordan
June Jordan Report from the Bahamas

“Panthers and the Patriots” in Jacobin by Michael McCanne