Hello UVM Staff - quick update:

We are wrapping up the weekly Campus & Community Resources newsletters for the time being. With HRS communicating frequently about the many online and campus resources, and with the establishment of the Return to Campus website and the Employee Guidebook for Returning to Campus (PDF), we feel that much of the need is now being met. 

In its place, we will be putting out Staffline twice a month instead of once a month, and it will include space for some of the recurring features in this Resources newsletter, such as local and state financial, nutritional, and educational resources, and our ongoing focus on racism, which is having an outsized impact on BIPOC communities, and is a risk factor for dying of COVID-19.
Our "how are you doing" questionnaire will also remain and we'll continue to share your comments directly with UVM senior administration.

Staffline biweekly issues will commence next week. Thank you for reading!

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Quick links to content:

Currently there are no dates published past August on the VT Human Resources website nor on the VT Foodbank website. However, make sure to check those sites frequently for updates, and in the meantime, take a look at our PDF index of all resources, including food resources. You can also get up-to-date information by calling 2-1-1. 
This week, check out the Dissecting Racism series, hosted by the Peace and Justice Center in conjunction with Rodney Patterson of The Learner’s Group. It'll take place on Tuesdays, September 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd, from 5-7pm, online.

The goal is to bring willing participants together in a meaningful forum to dissect the realities and presence of race and racism both in society and within the workplace, the manifestation of both, and strategies for successfully addressing incidents and issues.

Participants need to commit to attending four sessions. There will also be an additional two optional sessions. 

The recommended fee is $100 but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. You can use the Sliding Scale Document on the registration form to assess what amount would be most meaningful for you.

Registration is required - register here.

Drive-in movie theaters have built-in social distancing, which has quite suddenly brought them back from near-extinction. A recent article in Seven Days featured a non-exhaustive list of local drive-in theaters and pop-up drive-ins to check out: 

Each week we've featured ways you can help others affected by the pandemic. We encourage you to check out the index of all the ways to help which we've featured to date in this PDF

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