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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

16 Jan 2024

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

12:45pm - 2:00pm

Chase Community Center

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Mia Schultz (she/her)—a mixed-race Black woman and commissioner for the Vermont State Truth and Reconciliation Commission—is a devoted advocate for truth, healing, and reconciliation in Vermont’s diverse communities. Originally from Arizona, Mia’s transformative journey led her to Bennington, Vermont, in 2016. Recognized as a human rights champion by both the American Civil Liberties Union and National Education Association, Mia currently serves as the Rutland Area NAACP President. She also made history as the first Black woman to assume the role of chair for the Bennington Democratic Party. Her leadership extends to engaging in community organizing, empowering individuals from diverse backgrounds, and addressing systemic issues for positive change.




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