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*DIGITAL* Talking In Place: What Can Vermont Town Meetings Teach Us About Bridging Divides?

February 24
7:00 pm

Vermont Humanities Zoom
Woman speaking into a microphone at East Montpelier Town Meeting. Photo by Terry J. Allen
Photo by Terry J. Allen
Please note: this free event will be held on Zoom. Advance registration is required. Register for the discussion.

Before this discussion, we invite you to listen to “Town Meeting,” a new half-hour show in the award-winning Rumblestrip podcast series. You’ll enjoy sound from the floor of town meetings and some surprising stories from participants who normally don’t share their opinions: Vermont’s town moderators.

Then join us as our panel reflects on the podcast and what Vermont’s rural town meeting tradition can teach us about our nation’s democracy today. What is the role of community, culture, and place when we take part in democracy? How have Vermonters dealt with division over history? As demographics change, can lessons from town meeting help us strengthen democratic engagement?

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About the Vermont Civics Collaborative

“Why it Matters: Civics and Electoral Participation” is an initiative sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Federation for State Humanities Councils.

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