Safe Spaces Advisory Board

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Arielle V. King

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Native to Albany, NY Arielle is a 3L at Vermont Law School, where she also completed a Master’s in Environmental Law and Policy (MELP) degree. During her time at Vermont Law thus far, King has spent much of her extracurricular and academic time advocating for environmental justice, including co-founding the Environmental Justice Law Society, a student group interested in advancing environmental justice through advocacy, education, and knowledge of the law. Last year, she worked as an Advanced Student Clinician in the school’s new Environmental Justice Clinic, which strives to use civil rights law to combat environmental harm in low-income communities and communities of color. King is the Publisher of the school newspaper, The Forum, which she helped revive last year after a 7-year hiatus.

   Before starting at Vermont Law, King graduated from Bard College at Simon’s Rock with a BA in Environmental and Sustainability Studies with a concentration in Political Ecology. This year Arielle was selected as a New Hampshire/Vermont Albert Schweitzer Fellow, where she is co- writing a grade 5-8 teacher’s guide to incorporate BIPOC perspectives into traditional curriculum with a coinciding activity book and teacher’s conference. Recently, Arielle co-wrote an Anti-Racism policy and corresponding procedure for K-12 school districts, organizations, and municipalities and is working with many groups for adoption of the policy nationally. King also mentors undergraduate BIPOC women interested in law school and enjoys taking care of her houseplants.

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Vince Wilson

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Currently with the Dartmouth College Fund, where he raises money from alumni to support financial aid. Vince has been with the college for the past 5 years and has been actively involved in the community. He serves on the board for Black Caucus at Dartmouth and volunteers at Lebanon High School talking with students and staff about creating a more inclusive environment for black students and students of color. He also serves as a mentor for the black student-athletes at Dartmouth and recently was appointed the Diversity and Inclusion Advisor for Dartmouth Athletics. Vince earned his BS in Sports Management from California University of PA, where he ran track all four years and he earned his MS in Sports Management from Western Illinois University. In his spare time Vince enjoys working out, reading, traveling, and enjoying the outdoors.     
 

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Jarvis Green

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Relocating to the Upper Valley of Vermont/NH in 2011 from New York City Jarvis founded BarnArts Center for the Arts in Barnard, VT. He is the Founding Producing Artistic Director of JAG Productions and the former Director of Theatre Arts at ArtisTree Community Arts Center right outside of beautiful Woodstock, VT. Jarvis received his training at the prestigious Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City, Anderson University and South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts.  Directing credits include: Choir Boy, Fences, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill  (JAG Productions), Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Fiddler on the Roof (ArtisTree Theatre Company), The 39 Steps, Master Class, Porgy and Bess in Concert, Oliver!, Grease, Little Shop of Horrors (BarnArts Center for the Arts), Suessical the Musical (NCCT). He has also had an extensive career on the stage including My Heart is the Drum (World Premiere), Once On This Island, The Who’s Tommy (Village Theatre), Twelfth Night (RAW Shakespeare Company), Our Town, Clybourne Park, Twelve Angry Men (Northern Stage), The Wizard of Oz, Pirates of Penzance (Pentangle Arts), Ragtime (New London Barn Playhouse), Rent, Little Shop of Horrors, A Chorus Line, La Cage Aux Folles, A New Brain (Capital Playhouse), Smokey Joe’s Café (Bellevue Civic Theatre), The Buddy Holly Story (5th Ave Theatre), Stardust (Harlequin Playhouse), The Play’s The Thing, Black Nativity, Our Town (Intiman Theatre).

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Emmanuel Ajavon

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Sara Kobylenski

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Sara Kobylenski grew up in the 1950s and 60s, during the last time of national attention to some of the levels of the racism embedded in our democracy. She comes to Safe Spaces with humility, looking to gain awareness and take action against racism at the personal, interpersonal, institutional and structural levels. Her lifetime of being in service to the community has allowed her to learn from many people. The critical importance of paying attention to the things that affect the safety, peace of mind, and access to opportunity of others, especially when they do not affect her as a white woman, is the point of view she brings as an Ally. Sara earned her MSW at the University of Pennsylvania and has worked for 52 years as a social worker. In the Upper Valley since 1981, she most recently served as Executive Director of the Upper Valley Haven from 2009 through 2018.