VBSR Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Training Series – Fall 2023

Join VBSR, Tabitha Moore from Intentional Evolution Consulting, and Rachel Siegel from Toward Liberation, LLC, for a four-part training series addressing some of the core competencies of Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI).

Participants will deepen their understanding of Unconscious Bias, Microaggressions, Class & Classism, and Power Dynamics, building awareness, knowledge, and skills supporting change at both the individual and collective level; from personal evolution to organizational transformation.

Individual trainings are $45 for VBSR members and $65 for nonmembers. VBSR Members who register for all four trainings receive a discounted rate of $150 (savings of 20%/$30 per person).  

Sessions will be held virtually in September, October, and November 2023:

    1. Unconscious Bias with Tabitha Moore
      September 12, 2023
      10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
    2. Microaggressions with Tabitha Moore
      October 19, 2023
      10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
    3. Classism with Rachel Siegel
      November 2, 2023
      10:00 – 11:45 a.m.
    4. Power Dynamics with Rachel Siegel
      November 15, 2023
      10:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Click on the links above to learn more about each session and register.

Note: Participation is limited to 35 people per training and expected to sell out. 

Meet Your Facilitators

Tabitha Moore (she/they)
Owner & Principal Consultant, Intentional Evolution Consulting, LLC.

Tabitha Moore is a mother of three and the owner of Intentional Evolution, LLC. She has consulted on identity-based equity for 20+ years, working extensively within mental health, law enforcement, education, and child welfare. Tabitha earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, the Psychology of Latin America in the Context of Its Language and Culture, from Wells College where she graduated with distinction for her research on women’s identity development in the Dominican Republic. She earned her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Syracuse University and is a licensed Family Therapist. She is completing her doctoral degree in Transformative Social Change at Saybrook University. Tabitha is the founding president of the Rutland Area Branch of the NAACP and serves as a Cultural Equity Editor for the Journal of Humanistic Psychology. Tabitha was awarded the Rights and Democracy Human Rights Award (2020), NAACP Rutland Lifetime Achievement Award (2021), and the Wells College Outstanding Young Alumnae Award (2021).

Rachel Siegel (she/her)
Toward Liberation, LLC

Rachel (she/her) is a white, queer, Ashkenazi Jewish mother, artist, activist, organizer, and educator on unceded Abenaki land in the Historic North End of Burlington, VT. She worked as the Executive Director of the Peace & Justice Center, served on the Burlington City Council, and ran programs at Vermont Works for Women before founding Toward Liberation. She was a founder and board member for Vermont Access to Reproductive Freedom, co-founded and co-coordinated the Old North End Mutual Aid network, and has coached and continues to volunteer for Center City Little League. Rachel believes in collective liberation and envisions a world free of chains. She brings her work forward from a place of compassion and curiosity with hope for the world.


Thank you to our JEDI Programming Sponsors: 

Since 1970, King Arthur Baking Company has been sharing the joy of baking. A certified B Corp headquartered in Vermont, King Arthur is the ultimate baking resource, providing the highest quality ingredients for the most delicious baked goods, while inspiring connections through baking. As a 100% employee-owned company, we believe in the power of baking to make a difference for our employee-owners, the larger baking community, and the planet. From cultivating a workplace that embraces differences and prioritizes trust to teaching children across the country how to bake bread from scratch to partnering with farmers and suppliers who share our vision for a greener planet, we strive to be a force for good in all that we do.


Mascoma Bank was founded in 1899 by community members seeking ways to establish a healthy local economy. For over 120 years, Mascoma Bank’s foundation of mutuality has continued to be a force for positive change supporting communities to reach thriving sustainability. As a Certified B Corporation® we continue on our mission to be Best for the World®, a company where we don’t answer to stockholders, but respond to the needs of our communities, where we also live, work, and play.


Since 1990, White + Burke has filled a specialized role within real estate development projects, bringing value-added strength to achieve our clients’ real estate project goals. By offering a comprehensive range of services in both development and brokerage, White + Burke is a client’s extended real estate department. Our breadth of work includes taking clients from site selection and project planning through financing, permitting, and construction oversight, to turnkey. Across the northeast we serve a variety of sophisticated clients each with specific opportunities and a focus on success.


Thank you to our JEDI Programming sponsors – King Arthur Baking Company, Mascoma Bank, and White + Burke – for helping to make this programming accessible while ensuring fair compensation to our professional facilitators. Interested in sponsoring this programming? Contact Madison Wood at madisonw@vbsr.org.

Questions? Please reach out to VBSR Education & Events Manager, Molly Barfuss, mollyb@vbsr.org.