Vermont Declaration of Inclusion


Milton Inclusion Festival

Saturday, May 7th, from 12:00-4:00pm EDT

Bombardier Park West, 20 Park Place, Milton, VT 05468


"Celebrating diversity in our incredible Milton community.
Featuring multicultural food, music, dancing, storytelling and other arts. Highlighting minority-owned businesses and social groups."

12:00-1:30 PM: Burlington Taiko Drums Workshop

2:00-2:30 PM: Dance Up North Hip Hop Dancers

2:30-3:15 PM: Jeh Kulu African Dance Workshop

3:15-3:45 PM: Dance Up North Hip Hop Dancers

Also Featuring: Henna Art, Hair Braiding, Tchaka Bag Making, Art Display by Transgenderland, Student Group Exhibits, Free Multicultural Food Tastings for Children from Food Vendors (up to age 18, while supplies last) - and more!

Presented by Milton on the Move, a community-sponsored initiative.

Info Session: The Declaration of Inclusion in Vermont

Monday, May 9th from 1–3pm EDT.


In celebration of the 2nd year of Vermont’s Inclusion Week, Abundant Sun is hosting an event that explains what the Declaration of Inclusion is, and why it is important for Vermont cities, towns and businesses. The event will be held virtually. 

We invite all members of VLCT to join us, to engage in this important and complex conversation, and to explore critically the value that the Declaration of Inclusion brings to Vermont and to our collective effort to ensure that civic life in Vermont is exemplary.

Event links and confirmation will be sent to your email upon registration.

Hosted and Moderated by:

Dr. Jude Smith Rachele, CEO of Abundant Sun

One Architect of the Declaration of Inclusion:

Al Wakefield
Town of Mendon resident & Global Executive Search Consultant

Opening Statement:

Ted Brady
Executive Director of Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Check out his profile here.

Additional Contributors:

Xusana Davis
Executive Director of VT Racial Equity

Don Turner
Town Manager of Milton

The State of Inclusion and Belonging in Vermont: Research Report

Tuesday, May 10th, from 8:30–9:30am EDT


We have some beautiful news about the State of Inclusion and Belonging in Vermont.

Join us via Zoom when we reveal what the data is showing us.

Since landing in Vermont in 2015, Abundant Sun has been busy conducting Culture and Climate surveys for our various clients. We decided that it would be pretty cool and clever to aggregate all of our client data (of course maintaining the utmost confidentiality and anonymity which is our forever promise) in order to see what the big picture is looking like for our Vermont clients. While nothing and no place is perfect, there is definitely cause for celebration. It is also an opportune time  to focus more upon what is really crucial to improving justice for all in Vermont.

Event links and confirmation will be sent to your email up registration.

Hosted by:





Dr. Jude Smith Rachele,
CEO of Abundant Sun
View her profile here.





Andrew Wakelin
Data Wizard, Abundant Sun
View his profile here.

Moderated by:





Karen Mittelman,
Executive Director Vermont Arts Council
View her profile here

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