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Xusana Davis, Vermont Executive Director of Racial Equity, to Talk at Northern Vermont University
Johnson and Lyndonville, Vermont — Xusana Davis, Vermont’s first executive director of racial equity, will join Northern Vermont University for a lecture and Q&A session on Tuesday, March 9, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The lecture is part of Northern Vermont University’s Spring Lecture and Arts Series. The live-streamed event can be viewed at: NorthernVermont.edu/Performances.
Appointed to the position in June 2019 by Governor Phil Scott, Davis works with state agencies to identify and address systemic racial disparities and support the state’s efforts to expand and diversify Vermont’s population. She relies on data to inform this work, and on the State Strategic Plan to guide it. Learn more about the duties of the executive director of racial equity.
Prior to joining the State of Vermont, Davis served as Director of Health & Housing Strategic Initiatives at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and as the Director of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus of the New York City Council. Davis holds a Juris Doctor with a concentration in International Human Rights Law from New York Law School, where she also directed a civil liberties education program for low-income and minority youth. She studied Anthropology and Philosophy at Fordham University, earning the Rev. J. Franklin Ewing, S.J. Award for writing on the relationship between global human rights violations and the proliferation of HIV/AIDS.