More On The Mexican Mobile Consulate

Poster announcing event.
June 12, 2024 0 Comments

Sorry that the poster with date and time of the consulate visit didn’t make it into the post that was emailed yesterday. Here it is today in the body of the text to make it easier to share all the information. The staff will be on site from 8:30 to 4pm, not 2pm as noted …

Mexican Mobile Consulate Coming To Montpelier!

Poster announcing event.
June 11, 2024 0 Comments

Please share this announcement! The Consulate staff have extended the hours – they will now be staying until 4pm.

Symposium: Welcoming New Americans

May 17, 2024 0 Comments

The Vermont Law School Symposium ” Welcoming New Americans” will be held on June 14, 2024. You can attend in person or online. To learn more or register for the event, visit The Vermont Law School’s Events webpage. This event is sponsored by CVRAN.

Chef Ghazi At The Montpelier Farmers Market

Cooked lamb chops and packages of salad for CVRAN's Tunisian feast.
May 10, 2024 0 Comments

Farmers markets are open for the season! You probably already know they can be a great place to get ethnic foods and support new Vermonters. This year, Ghazis Goodies is coming to the Capital City Farmers Market in Montpelier. Chef Ghazi came to Vermont with the assistance of CVRAN several years ago and makes delicious …

Join Us For the 2024 Annual Meeting!

Spring daffodils. Image: Khaleelah Ajibola on Usplash.com
April 2, 2024 0 Comments

The CVRAN annual meeting will be held April 16th at the Montpelier Unitarian Church. We’ll meet from 5 pm to celebrate our accomplishments over the last year and learn about all that will be happening in the upcoming year. There will be guest presentations as well as food products from the Just Food Hub. Board …

The Midway Arts Marathon Gallery Is Here!

March 16, 2024 0 Comments

  It’s hard to believe that the March Arts Marathon is already at the half-way mark!  Never fear – there are still two weeks of creativity to savor before it’s over until next year.     Now is your chance to check out the lovely images, rugs, sculptures, photos, poems and music that have been …

An Online Arts Feast!

Abstract art in tans and browns.
February 19, 2024 0 Comments

The March Arts Marathon Is Here! We are deep into our second – or is it our third – mud season of the winter. If you need a little color, a dose of creativity, some catchy music or visual stimulation in the midst of stick season, the 4th Annual March Arts Marathon might just make …

Vermont Edition Story on Refugees and Resettlement in Vermont

January 24, 2024 0 Comments

Vermont Edition hosted a discussion on January 22, 2024 about bringing refugees and asylum seekers to Vermont when there is a shortage of affordable housing. Guests include: Mark Clark, program manager for the Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) in southern Vermont, Amila Merdzanovic, Vermont director for the US Committee For Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), Tim …

Recruiting for the 2024 March Arts Marathon!

January 20, 2024 0 Comments

We’re looking for artists who want to help asylum seekers and refugees! Central Vermont Refugee Action Network (CVRAN) is inviting painters, writers, poets, musicians, fabric and multimedia artists, sculptors, and photographers to join our fourth annual March Arts Marathon, a fundraiser for the many asylum seekers and Afghan refugees we are supporting in Central Vermont. …

January General Meeting

brightly colored welcome sign. Image: Belinda Fewings on Unsplash.com
January 9, 2024 0 Comments

Join us for the first general meeting of 2024! It’s been a while since we’ve met in person and there is lots to talk about! Come hear about all the exciting things CVRAN has been up to in the last few months. Book Swap: If you have a book covering topics connected to immigration, refugees, …