Letter, Opinion

RYP cancels series over controversial statements


Dear Editor,

Rutland Young Professionals has made the decision to cancel the remaining sessions of our professional development series.

We recently became aware of an incident involving the virtual Summit Series presenter, and subsequently, additional incidents and remarks that do not align with the mission and values of our organization. We apologize to our members who found value in this opportunity, and we are looking into meaningful future activities to fulfill this need. RYP will be refunding those who paid to take part in this series.

Rutland Young Professionals is an all-inclusive organization focused on creating a vibrant Rutland Area. We engage with our community, create social and professional networking opportunities, and work to build a region that attracts and retains young professionals – young professionals of different races, ethnicities, genders, religions, sexual orientations, and more. There is no room for inequality within our organization, Rutland County, or anywhere in our world.

The Rutland Young Professionals board of directors has been thoughtfully developing a statement to our community including specific goals to support respect and equality for all.

Be safe. Be kind. Be well.

Rutland Young Professionals Board of Directors

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