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June 2017

What If Poor Women Ran the World?

June 7
7:00 pm
Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury
Image of African American women marching

Labor historian Annelise Orleck tells the story of nine African-American union maids in Las Vegas during the 1970’s who challenged welfare cuts and built a long-lasting, vibrant anti-poverty program run by poor mothers. Read More »

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American Exceptionalism Revisited

June 7
7:00 pm

Derek Boothby, former director of the UN’s Department of Political Affairs, considers how the determination of America’s original settlers to create a society different from the 18th century European model has fared in the long term, and offers a naturalized American’s assessment of whether modern America is all that different from anywhere else. Read More »

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