Vermonters like to say “we welcome refugees”, but where are they going to live? Where are they going to keep their chickens?! We believe that the more infrastructure we can create for leaders of color the more we can not only make good on Vermonters’ word, but we can expand the capacity for leadership in the twin climate and racist crises. Get in touch if you want to help! We can accept tax exempt donations and in-kind donations of building supplies, tools, and of course volunteer labor.
Just Construction developed out of a construction delegation at the Standing Rock resistance camp that some of the Center for Grassroots Organizing members participated in. Now a rotating team of skilled volunteer builders and friends have begun to build infrastructure and supply support work for mostly people of color social justice organizers around Vermont. We’re proud to have worked with Kunsi Keya Tamakoce/Beverly Littlethunder; Upper Valley Farmers, Organizers and Landworkers of Color Collective (UVFOLCC); The Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe, and others. Just Construction builds friendship and shared leadership in our movements, offering time and resources and to get some good projects, and good friendships, built with good people. We are currently in the process of forming a hybrid nonprofit cooperative partnership , to supply more salvaged and donated materials, education, construction, and collective enterprise formation for ecological housing and construction.