Second Vision for Vermont Summit

"Raising Up Voices for a Vermont That Works for All”


Saturday, September 14, 2019, 9:30 AM-4 PM

Bread Loaf Campus 4229 VT 125, Ripton

On September 14, Vermonters from all over the state  gathered at the Bread Loaf Campus in Ripton to continue our work to create a common vision for “a Vermont that works for all.”


We heard from a panel of Vermonters whose voices and perspectives are not always heard.  There was time for reflection, large-group and small-group discussion, music, food, and more.  Our panel members shared what it is like living in Vermont and how their visions for Vermont might shape Vermont's future:


  • Melody Brook, member of the Elnu Abenaki Tribe and educator, activist and artist

  • Jon Turner, U.S. Marine, Iraq War veteran, and farmer

  • Lisa Ryan, Program Manager of the Rutland County Community Justice Center

  • Brenda Churchill, Liaison to the State House for the LGBTQIA Alliance of Vermont