As with many of our Land Grant Institution colleagues around the country, University of Vermont Extension is engaging in efforts to support a more diverse, equitable and inclusive reality within our operations and for those we are privileged to serve.

We are using this page to share resources, support learning, promote events and otherwise support colleagues in their efforts in diversity,  equity and inclusion.  Please also see the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Event Calendar in which we are aggregating campus, community and regional events that may be of interest.

The resources offered here are those that have been found to be helpful to one or more members of the UVM Extension DEI committee. 

The views and opinions expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of this committee or of UVM Extension overall. These topics are the subject of active debate, such that cultural norms around how we talk about these topics are continually evolving. We invite you to join us with an orientation of respect and curiosity as you explore these and other resources.

On Racial & Cultural Equity & Inclusion

UVM Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion resources:

Mental Health Resources for People of Color and Allies*

  • Live Another Day - Extensive information on mental health and substance use resources for people of color. Their mission is equal access to life-saving resources. They have guides for black, Latinx, Asian, and native people.
  • Detox Local - An extensive list of mental health and substance use resources specifically for the AAPI (American Asian and Pacific Islander) community.

Other learning & listening:

On Gender Equity & Inclusion

Resources for LGBTQQ members of the UVM community - and those seeking to support them - as offered at an on-campus Trans Inclusion workshop in 2019:

UVM Resources

Community Resources

Other Learning & Listening:

On Land Grant Institutions & History


On Economic & Class Justice & Inclusion

  • Why Detroit Residents Pushed Back Against Tree-Planting: an article exploring how communities resist when experts approach them with solutions that they have not sought or approved.
  • Racial Wealth Gap Learning Simulation offered by the Bread for the World Institute
  • Equitable Food Oriented Development framework, defined as "an equitable food system that creates a new paradigm in which all – including those most vulnerable and those living in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color – can fully participate, prosper, and benefit. It is a system that, from farm to table, from processing to disposal, ensures economic opportunity; high-quality jobs with living wages; safe working conditions; access to healthy, affordable, and culturally appropriate food; and environmental sustainability"


The items shared on this page are those that have been found useful by committee members or other colleagues.  If you have items and resources to recommend, please feel free to email any member of the committee (generally our email addresses are to include here.  Trade and organizational names are offered for informational purposes only and their inclusion here is not an endorsement.

The current EXT DEI Committee is:

  • Chris Callahan
  • Mark Isselhardt
  • Liz Kenton
  • Sarah Kleinman
  • Scott Lewins
  • Becky Maden
  • Allison Smith
  • Sara Stowell