What Is The UVBN?
The Upper Valley BIPOC Network was created to provide resources and networks that support the Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern and other communities of color in the Upper Valley of NH & VT.
The Upper Valley BIPOC Network Steering Committee:
Emmanuel Ajavon, Dia Draper, Raven Lovelock, Alisha Robinson, and Julius Turner
with Allies: Stacey Dameron, and Tracy Hutchins
Juneteenth Celebrations In The Upper Valley
Join Us For Our Business Support & Social Event on June 8, 2023
Join the Upper Valley BIPOC Network in celebrating and supporting BIPOC-owned small businesses in the Upper Valley. The UVBN will be holding a check presentation to grant recipients of the Upper Valley Business Alliance Foundation Small Business Grant for BIPOC Businesses on Thursday, June 8, 2023 at 5:30 pm at the Lebanon Opera House. A reception and social will immediately follow.
The Upper Valley Business Alliance Foundation (UVBAF) Small Business Grant is a funding opportunity for small businesses located in the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire and Vermont owned by underrepresented entrepreneurs. The UVSBA is a community-based organization that seeks to support and promote the growth of small businesses in the area.
The 2023 Upper Valley Business Alliance Small Business Grant is a funding opportunity sponsored by Hypertherm designed to support small businesses owned by underrepresented entrepreneurs located in the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire and Vermont. The grant is intended to help businesses overcome financial difficulties and make investments that will allow them to grow and thrive as they work to achieve their goals and continue to contribute to the local economy.
The community is invited to attend and celebrate supporting BIPOC-owned small businesses.
Join Dartmouth College for a 2 Day Summit on April 25 and 26, 2023.
Nourishing Change: a Summit with Jessica Wilson on the intersection of anti-blackness, weight bias and disordered eating
Jessica Wilson, dietitian, activist and author will be visiting Dartmouth College for a 2 Day Summit on April 25 and 26. Nourishing Change: a Summit with Jessica Wilson on the intersection of anti-blackness, weight bias and disordered eating will offer a series of events that will showcase Jessica’s Work and allow the community to engage in conversation with her. Jessica’s debut book, “It’s Always Been Ours: Re-writing the Stories of Black Women’s Bodies” addresses the reality that the stories and experiences of Black Women have been long absent from discourse on eating disorders, diet culture, health and wellness. Jessica identifies the relationship between Anti-Blackness and Anti-Fatness and names racism as an underpinning of weight bias while looking to amplify, uplift and celebrate the stories and experiences of Black Women.
For a full schedule of events, visit www.dartgo.org/nourishingchange.
Honoring those working toward diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, Dartmouth Health to host first-annual Community Impact Social Justice Awards
Nominations accepted through March 21, 2023
Award Ceremony April 29, 2023
As Dartmouth Health nears one year since the creation of its Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB), we reflect on what has been accomplished, and look forward to much more work to be done, in our mission to nurture a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. Much of this inspiration comes from people right in our communities who step up and lead the way to creating a more just and equitable society.
In the spirit of honoring these heroes, Dartmouth Health's Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Employee Resource Group (BIPOC ERG), which works to promote belonging, safety, and unity by relationship building and contributing to the community in meaningful ways, announces Dartmouth Health's first-annual Community Impact Social Justice Awards. The three categories for nominations include a community member, a youth community member under age 24 and a Dartmouth Health employee. Nominees should meet the following criteria:
- Actively engaged in demonstrated social justice action aimed at making the lives of others and/or communities better
- Engaged in empowerment of marginalized individuals and/or communities
- Engaged in community organizing and systems change that promote human rights and social justice action
- Demonstrated evidence of ongoing inclusive change in the community/communities within which the individual(s) work
"Our BIPOC ERG is truly 'walking the talk' of our DEIB mission, and our upcoming Community Impact Social Justice Awards is an outstanding example of this group showcasing the individuals making our communities better," said Teresa Dean Malcolm, MD, FACOG, MBA, vice president of DEIB at Dartmouth Health. "At Dartmouth Health, we are invested in the health of the communities we serve and whole-heartedly support those who are doing the critical work within those communities to make them fairer and more inclusive."
Nominations for the Community Impact Social Justice Awards are being accepted through Tuesday, March 21. To nominate someone, go to our Community Impact Social Justice Award Nomination Form. The awards ceremony will be held at the New Hampshire Audubon Society, located at 84 Silk Farm Road in Concord, on Saturday, April 29, at 6 pm. To purchase tickets, go to our Community Impact Social Justice Awards event page. For more information, email BIPOC-ERG@hitchcock.org.