In this year-end video playlist, Vermont Humanities staffers share their most memorable moments from the last year including a visit from New York Times Best-selling author Jason Reynolds, the return to in-person Words in the Woods events, the release of the new Freedom and Unity comic, and the quiet moments in between that make our work so rewarding.
YA Author Sarah Henstra to Visit Vermont for Public Vermont Reads Events
By Ryan Newswanger | March 29, 2022
Sarah Henstra, the author of the Young Adult novel “We Contain Multitudes,” will visit Vermont from April 12-15 for a series of free events, including two in-person public talks in Essex Junction and Middlebury and a virtual discussion with a panel of Vermont high school students.
Vermont Humanities staffers describe the virtual visit to Vermont by author Angie Thomas, a humanities camp focused on indigenous knowledge, our Words in the Woods collaboration, and our Fall Conference on climate change and the humanities.
Mi Vida, Mi Voz Connects Migrant Youth Stories and Farmworkers through Storytelling
By Vermont Humanities | April 30, 2021
The mastermind behind the vision of Mi Vida, Mi Voz (My Life, My Voice) is a 17-year-old senior at Hinesburg High School, Lena Ashooh of Shelburne. Her project aims to draw attention to Vermont’s migrant community and to rural youth through annual workshops.
Vermont Humanities is delighted to announce the creation of the Anne Commire Fund for Women in the Humanities, created through a legacy gift of $125,000 from Anne’s estate. The fund will support projects at Vermont Humanities that focus on women writers.
Our staff and board have had many complex conversations since the December announcement that the University of Vermont plans to eliminate 23 programs in the coming years, most in humanities disciplines.
Vermont Humanities staffers share their favorite moments from this sad, strange, and sometimes uplifting year. Includes clips from our Words in the Woods, First Wednesdays, Speakers Bureau, and Vermont Reads programs.