UVM Health Network

UVM Health Network Honored to Participate in City of Burlington’s Juneteenth Celebrations

Network leadership and staff will be participating in a variety of events to commemorate the holiday.

Red, yellow and green graphic reading "Juneteenth Freedom Day June 19"

Burlington, Vt. – The University of Vermont Health Network is proud to participate in the City of Burlington’s Juneteenth celebrations, and encourages our patients, families, staff and community to join us. Juneteenth is a commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. For more information, visit Burlington’s Racial Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Office. The UVM Health Network will also have an outreach table at Battery Park for anyone who wants to learn more about health sciences education and careers in health care.

Saturday, June 18: The Black Experience 2022 Panel Discussion with Angela Davis

The Black Experience 2022 (BX22) is a free holistic celebration of Vermont’s Black lived experience (cultural, communal, educational), and a welcomed new addition to Burlington’s Juneteenth celebration. The event, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., will be headlined by a panel discussion with iconic Black activist, educator, and author, Angela Davis.

  • Jackie Hunter, DC, MHA, SVP, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at The UVM Health Network, will join Angela Davis, Zoraya Hightower, and Kiah Morris on the panel at Battery Park. 

Sunday, June 19: Black Health Panel (two sessions):

1 p.m. at Battery Park, moderated by Adrianne Johnson Ross, MHA, President & COO, UVM Health Network – Home Health & Hospice

3:45 p.m. at Waterfront Park, moderated by Jackie Hunter, DC, MHA, SVP, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, The UVM Health Network

Our four featured panelists will be:

  • Anthony Williams, MD, Family Medicine Physician
  • Marissa Coleman, PsyD, Psychologist & VP of DEI at UVM Medical Center
  • Oscar Omuonya, RN, Nurse Manager
  • Noma Anderson, PhD, Dean, UVM College of Nursing and Health Sciences