Register for: Bullying and Harassment – Know Your Rights
December 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
If you are unable to attend, you can still register and we’ll send you a link to the recording of the workshop which you can watch on your own time.
Big Hartman, Esq. and Amanda Garces from the Vermont Human Rights Commission will present this workshop to educate parents and caregivers of students with disabilities about harassment and bullying protections under Vermont law. They will focus on legal rights, definitions, and the complaint and appeals process, and share resources and strategies for addressing these issues in schools.
- Big Hartman, Esq., (they, them) is the Human Rights Commission’s Executive Director & General Counsel. They are a non-binary attorney who has worked at the HRC since 2021, and their law practice prior to joining the HRC centered around workplace harassment prevention.
- Amanda Lucía Garcés, (she/her/ella) joined the Vermont Human Rights Commission as the Director of Policy, Education, and Outreach in December 2019. Amanda brings a background in immigrant rights, border rights, and educational equity across multiple states, some of her work at the Human Rights Commission now focuses on education equity and includes roles in the Bullying and Harassment Council and former leadership of the Act 1 working group. Amanda has a lifelong commitment to equity, justice and activism, and she founded the Vermont Coalition for Ethnic and Social Equity in School in 2017.