When: Saturday, September 1 at 9:00 am – Sunday September 2 at 4:30 pm.
Where: Burlington High School, located at 52 Institute Road.
Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments are provided on Saturday and Sunday. Please indicate dietary restrictions in registration. On Saturday evening participants are invited to attend a concert at nearby Battery Park, where street vendors selling affordable dinners (at or under $10) will be available. (More information)
The Vermont People’s Convention will be a space where hundreds of Vermont based individuals and organizations, along with regional and national partners will gather to discuss and continue to develop a broad grassroots vision for the direction of the state and beyond.
Many folks in Vermont are struggling to be able to meet their fundamental needs in order to live a life with dignity. It is often a struggle to access the healthcare one needs, find decent housing, receive affordable childcare, find a meaningful job that pays the bills, or be able to organize at the workplace, all the while our communities are working in the face of climate change for a healthy environment and livable planet.
In 2011, the launch of the Put People First! Campaign was meant to begin to get our communities organized across issue areas so that together we will be able to fashion structural solutions to the problems in our communities.
On May Day 2012, thousands of people representing 40+ organizations came out on a rainy Tuesday to March on the Statehouse in Montpelier and rally together to demand that our state policies must Put People and the Planet First. This was an amazing display of solidarity.