On the Silver Screen

In our latest Before Your Time podcast episode, we explore the myths that Hollywood creates about Vermont, and the myths we create ourselves.

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Democracy 20/20

Join us online, and then in person, at our 47th annual Fall Conference as we take a clear-eyed look at the theory and practice of democracy. Free online sessions begin August 19.

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Upcoming Events

Wed 19

*DIGITAL* Women’s Suffrage: Moral Advancement or Politics as Usual?

August 19
7:00 pm
The suffrage movement operated under two very different principles. Elizabeth Cady Stanton saw women’s suffrage as a right that had been unfairly denied to women, while Frederick Douglass saw women’s suffrage as a means to save the country's soul. Professor Meg Mott considers both of these visions. Read More »
Tue 25

*DIGITAL* Book Discussion: A Brother’s Blood by Michael White

August 25
7:00 pm
Part of the New England Uncovered series. What lies hidden beneath the popular images of New England with its white spires and Yankee frugality? More than meets the eye! Read More »
Wed 26

*DIGITAL* Democracy, Social Change, and Representation in N’dakinna (Our Homeland)

August 26
7:00 pm
Deviating from the common format of solo keynote presentations, this lively discussion will include contributions from several Abenaki voices. Beginning with a greeting and historic overview of democracy in  N'dakinna (Abenaki for Homeland), the panel will consider the threads of place, home, belonging, and representation in a time of great social change. Read More »
Fri 28

**Digital Only** Book Discussion: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

August 28
4:30 pm
A book of short stories, a memoir, and two novels bring us to a present-day consideration of migration, immigration, and refuge. Their love and a sense of their past as they walk through fantastical doors to new lands. Read More »