Vermont Humanities

Ethical Implications of AI Panel Discussion

As our society increasingly relies on artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, how can we understand and articulate the ethical implications of this rapidly developing field? Designed to connect more deeply with BCA's exhibition "Co-Created: The Artist in the Age of Intelligent Machines," join us for a moderated discussion with a panel of speakers who will explore the moral and social complexities of AI.

Stepping into the Studio: A Visit with Illustrator James Ransome

Fletcher Free Library 235 College St, Burlington, United States

Award winning children’s book illustrator guides a behind the scenes look into his studio and step-by-step process of creating his illustrations. James shares the tools, including vintage photographs, paints, palettes, friends, and family that are essential to his craft, while revealing the ins and outs, ups and downs of creating artwork for children's books.

A Webinar on the Employee Retention Tax Credit Program With Cynthia Moore

Vermont Humanities Zoom VT, United States

Are you leaving game changing COVID Relief Funds on the table? For many nonprofits, this emergency financial support was critical during the depths of the pandemic, yet few know about the Employee Retention Tax Credit program. It’s not too late! In this webinar, Cynthia Moore of Operation Fairy Godmother will introduce the Employee Retention Tax Credit program and the process for evaluating eligibility and claiming the credit.

Artist Talk – Pinturas de El Emigrante – Paintings by El Emigrante

Bent Northrop Memorial Library 164 Park St, Fairfield, VT, United States

On May 19, 2023 from 4:30-6:00pm join artist and dairy farm worker El Emigrante for an artist talk (in Spanish, with English translation) at the Brownell Library in Essex Junction, VT. Pinturas de El Emigrante/Paintings of El Emigrante will be on display at the Brownell Library in Essex Junction, VT from April 6 - June 30, 2023. The exhibit is viewable during normal library hours.

Reckless Ideas: This Changes Everything

Generator 40 Sears Ln, Burlington

The smart machines are here, ever more so, and there is no going back. Now what? What exactly is A.I.? How does it work? How is it used? And who gets to say? Join us at Reckless Ideas, a free and open-to-the-public lecture series.

Film Showing: How Can We Better Care for Ourselves, Each Other and Our Home?

Main Street Landing Film House 60 Lake St, Burlington, VT, United States

Conversations From the Open Road is a documentary storytelling program for VT high school and college students. Last summer, a crew of 8 students, a UVM grad filmmaker and the coordinator of the program, all drove across the country to Oregon, exploring how our capacity to care is intertwined. Alex De Louise has created a beautiful chronicling of the journey.

Becoming Norwich: Featuring the art of cartoonist, Emily Zea

Norwich Historical Society 277 Main St, Norwich, VT, United States

Cartoonist Emily Zea brings to life Norwich history. This exhibit presents Emily’s illustrations and connects them to the artifacts, portraits, photographs, and archives that she used for her art. Learn more about the Abenaki people who were here when the settlers from Connecticut first arrived, Norwich’s early years, and big debates and decisions made at town meeting.

BIPOC Summer Camp

Common Ground Center 473 Tatro Rd, Starksboro

Join us for our first annual BIPOC Summer Camp! The Educators of Color Association has organized retreats for educators of color. They have been generative times for educators to connect, heal, and have fun. What to expect: sleeping in cabins, art, music, swimming, nature, crafting, healing circles, connection, conversation, laughs, joy and learning about ourselves and each other.