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Education and Outreach

The Vermont Human Rights Commission is charged with increasing public awareness of Vermont's civil rights laws. It fulfills this mandate by conducting workshops about civil rights laws and the Commission's role in enforcing those laws, by speaking with groups about their rights and responsibilities under those laws, and by responding to inquiries from members of the public.  Many workshops are conducted in conjunction with other public agencies and private organizations. In addition, VHRC staff participate regularly in a number of networks, coalitions, and committees with other public and private entities.


Staff are regularly asked to do trainings throughout the state on fair housing law, accessibility issues, illegal overview,  sexual harassment and bias and implicit bias. The charge for training covers the costs of time, mileage and materials. For more information or to set up a training, please call (802) 828-1625 or email

Fair Housing Education

VHRC staff members conduct free Fair Housing trainings on the second Monday of every month. These workshops are open to the public, though we request that interested parties contact our office in advance to ensure we have enough room for all attendees. Please check our Fair Housing Training page to review our training dates and contact information.

Housing Discrimination video Presented by the Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc.

"A Matter of Place" by Fred Freiberg

Staff Attendance

Staff attend the following regular network/coalition/committee meetings:

  • ADA Coalition
  • Vermont Fair Housing Committee
  • Vermont Dignity in Schools Coalition
  • Hazing, Harassment and Bullying Advisory Council

If you are interested in having a member of the Vermont Human Rights Commission conduct a training in your workplace/venue, please contact us at (802) 828-1625 or   The topics we can cover in workshops include:

  • Fair Housing Issues (service animals, reasonable modifications, reasonable accommodations, harassment, etc.)
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  • The Vermont Human Rights Commission process
  • Implicit Bias
  • ADA Requirements for Private Businesses
  • Service and Assistance Animals