Three community centers in Burlington were vandalized.

I am disgusted, saddened, and upset by the vandalism of Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, the Pride Center of Vermont and the unnamed third organization by white supremacists.  For many of our neighbors, who are just starting to hear about incidents of hate in Vermont, this kind of vandalism might come as a surprise, but homophobia, racism, colorism, antisemitism, and ableism have always been alive and well in Vermont.

It is our responsibility as a community to shoulder and address this responsibility together. So to everyone impacted by these events, I want you to know that I am with you, I see you, and I will stand with you. 


Kienan Christianson, Burlington Vermont