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The Ground We Share: Access, Equity, and Justice on the Land


September 24, Montpelier, VT —

Who: Free and open to the public, including Vermont Land Trust (VLT) members, owners of conserved farmland and forestland, and conservation partners

What: VLT’s online Annual Meeting, featuring keynote speaker Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity for the State of Vermont; announcement of conservation awards; and announcement of new Trustees

When: Thursday, October 1, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • Announcement of new Trustees
  • Keynote Address: Vermont Land Trustworthy: Systemic Change for a Stronger Community with Xusana Davis
  • Conservation Awards

Where: Online via Zoom

Why: The Vermont Land Trust will explore the connection between land access, equity, and justice with keynote speaker, Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity for the State of Vermont and head of the newly established Racial Equity Task Force. Davis has served as an official in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and as past director of New York City Council’s Black, Latino, Asian Caucus. She has a Juris Doctor with a concentration in International Human Rights Law from New York Law School, where she also directed a civil liberties education program for low-income and minority youth.

Woman - Xusana Davis serves as the State of Vermont’s first Executive Director of Racial Equity. She will be the keynote speaker at VLT's 2020 annual meeting.

Xusana Davis






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