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Fall Festival

Freedom and Unity Launch Party

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October 27, 2022: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hosted by the Center for Cartoon Studies, this lively presentation about the making of Freedom and Unity, A Graphic Guide to Vermont Democracy will feature the cartoonists and scholars that helped create a comic book about the past, present, and potential of democracy and civics in Vermont. Learn more about our brave little state, cartooning, and using comics to teach civic and history. We’ll also have copies of the comic book to give away. Bring an oven mitt—they’ll be hot off the press!

Susan Clark, town moderator and co-author of Slow Democracy, and cartoonist Dan Nott ‘18, (who was also the lead cartoonist for CCS’s first graphic guide, THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE) will discuss the creation of the comic and what they discovered about how democracy works in Vermont.

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Location: The Center for Cartoon Studies Post Office building | 46 South Main Street | White River Junction, VT 05001

The Center for Cartoon Studies was offered a challenge by The Office of Vermont’s Secretary of State and Vermont Humanities create a graphic guide about the past, present, and promise of democracy and civics in our brave little state. FREEDOM AND UNITY is the answer to that challenge. You can use this graphic guide to learn more about Vermont, cartooning, and how to use comics to teach civics and history. Copies of FREEDOM AND UNITY will be on hand to give away. We hope to see you at the launch party!

The FREEDOM AND UNITY Launch Party is a Vermont Humanities program and it is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The launch party is also part of the Vermont Humanities “Where We Land: Stories that Propel Us” Fall Festival featuring 11 events held across Vermont from October 3 to 29. The festival is a remix of the organization’s long-running annual Fall Conference, and this year occurs during National Arts and Humanities Month.


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About the Fall Festival 2022

Join us in October during National Arts and Humanities Month for our Where We Land Fall Festival, a remix of our Annual Fall Conference. Attend in-person events in communities around Vermont or join hybrid events online. Many sessions will center around the themes of our Vermont Reads 2022 selection, The Most Costly Journey, a comics collection of stories told by migrant workers in Vermont.

Illustration by Dan Nott.

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October 27, 2022
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Jacob Pelletier


CCS Post Office Building
46 South Main Street
White River Junction, VT 05001 United States
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