Sears Lane

Learn about and support the rights of this community!

The residents of the Sears Lane Community in Burlington, VT are in crisis. The city is attempting to forcibly evict this long-established encampment. Not only is this inhumane, it is cruel because it is on the precipice of the state's most dangerous season - winter. It goes without saying that this is doubly worrisome during a pandemic that has unhoused several and has killed more than a half a million in this country alone.

Everyone has a right to live and flourish on this planet. Those of the Sears Lane Community are no different. Our capitalist society makes it extremely difficult for those that don't make the cut for its exclusive club to make ends meet. Especially in times like these, we have to stand in solidarity against this colonialist mindset that has caused unnecessary violence worldwide.

The looming eviction of Sears Lane is just one example of this of many.

What can you do to help? Below are some links to help inform as well as to mobilize supporters.

Miro: Reopen the RFP!

Taking steps towards solving the housing crisis requires programs and creative solutions - not an eviction!

Sign the petition to show your support!

You can also show your support for reopening the RFP by spending some time at Sears Lane over the next several days! The court hearing was disappointing and did not provide the relief the community needed. Reopening the call for nonprofits to propose solutions will bring us a step in the right direction.