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September 2019

Black is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time and Mine with Dr. Emily Bernard

September 22
3:00 pm
Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburgh
Dr. Emily Bernard

In a collection of twelve deeply personal and interconnected essays, Emily Bernard explores the nuances and paradoxes of her identity—as a woman who grew up black in the South and who married a white man from the North, as a black professor teaching mostly white students in Vermont about race, and as a mother who adopted two babies from Ethiopia. Bernard will read from her well-received book and discuss her work. Read More »

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October 2019

The Benefits of Being an Octopus: Reading and Discussion with Author Ann Braden

October 10
6:30 pm

Join Ann Braden, author of  The Benefits of Being an Octopus, in an all-ages discussion of her book. The event is part Let’s Read 2019, a community reading initiative of the Wellness Committee of Windham Southeast Supervisory Union, taking place during the summer and fall of 2019. Read More »

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Eleanor Roosevelt: Hammering Out Human Rights

October 10
7:00 pm

2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This historic document drafted under the leadership of Eleanor Roosevelt has stood the test of time, as a testament to the enduring universality of the values of equality, justice, peace, and human dignity. To celebrate the anniversary, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and Middlebury College host guest speaker Dr. Blanche Wiesen Cook, professor and author of a three-volume, definitive biography of Eleanor Roosevelt. Read More »

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Eleanor Roosevelt: Hammering Out Human Rights

October 11
7:00 pm
Ira Allen Chapel, Burlington

2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This historic document drafted under the leadership of Eleanor Roosevelt has stood the test of time, as a testament to the enduring universality of the values of equality, justice, peace, and human dignity. To celebrate the anniversary, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and the University of Vermont host guest speaker Dr. Blanche Wiesen Cook, professor and author of a three-volume, definitive biography of Eleanor Roosevelt. Read More »

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Brattleboro Literary Festival 2019

October 17 – October 19
Downtown Brattleboro, Brattleboro

The Brattleboro Literary Festival is a three-day celebration of literature. The festival presents both award-winning literary authors and emerging authors in a series of free events including panel discussions, exhibitions, readings and special events. For more information, visit brattleboroliteraryfestival.org. Read More »

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