Townhall on critical race theory to be held in Barre July 14

For Immediate Release
Thursday, July 8, 2021
Contact Gregory Thayer
m. 802-417-7734

Vermonters for Vermont Initiative (V4V) announced today that they will host a public Townhall Informational on public school’s teaching of Equity, also known as; Critical Race Theory (CRT) in the the classroom. V4V is a organization started in December 2018 to educate all Vermonters on public policies coming from Montpelier and local governments.

On Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 6:30pm five speakers will take to the stage at The Canadian Club in Barre, VT. for a two hours discussion on Critical Race Theory/Equity teachings in our schools. All of the speakers have experience with the public schools and with the introduction of CRT to our children. CRT is also being introduced in many of our public institutions and businesses. Proponents claims that it does not harm children, that CRT teaches equity and the true history of our nation. While opponents argue that CRT is destroying our children and making them think as racist, and pitting races and ethnic groups against each other.

Critical Race Theory teaches people that they are either oppressors or oppressed/victims. It’s been around since the 1970s, being taught in many colleges across the nation and now it is coming to students of all ages. CRT is a product of the writings of the communist manifesto works of Karl Marx.

Our speakers for the evening are:

Welcome & Comments by Gregory Thayer; “Vermonters for Vermont” Initiative

Martha Hafner; Former Educator
Alice Flanders; Former Educator
Ellie Martin; VT. Grassroots
John Klar; VT. Liberty Network
Rep. Samantha LeFebvre; R-Orange Cty. 1

Speakers are allowed 12 minute speeches, and after the last speaker all of them will come to the front a Q&A with the audience. Our Townhall will conclude at 8:30pm.

The event will be facilitated by Gregory Thayer, “Vermonters for Vermont” Initiative.

One thought on “Townhall on critical race theory to be held in Barre July 14

  1. I recommend that those interested in CRT, why it’s being pushed, and the misinterpretation of its claim of systemic racism, brush up on the Dred Scott v. Sandford decision of the SCOTUS in 1857. It is this case that’s becoming the rallying cry for progressive leftists. The decision held that the U. S. Constitution was not meant to include citizenship for people of African descent, regardless of whether they were enslaved or free, and so the rights and privileges that the Constitution confers upon American citizens could not apply to them.

    If this decision seems deplorable, it is. It is one of the darker moments of our constitutional judicial rulings, and every reference to it in later years concurs. Let it be a lesson. But it’s being misrepresented by CRT supporters. And it’s being incorrectly compared with some of the voting fraud laws recently passed or being considered.

    There is nothing in our constitution guarantying that the individuals it protects ‘with certain unalienable rights’ are going to make good decisions. Racism does exist. It did then, and it will in the future. But it’s not ‘the system’ that’s racist. Certain individuals operating within the system, however, ARE racist.

    I could go on. But understanding our history is key to any successful discussion. And this specific case, Dred Scott, is one that you will all be well advised to study. You’re going to hear more and more about it.

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