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May 2019

Vermont Reads: Learning Nonviolence: Activism 101

May 7
7:00 pm

Participants will learn aspects of Kingian Nonviolence, build knowledge of successful nonviolent campaigns, explore how their own identities impact this work, and engage in role play. Designed to help unlock ways to work towards social justice and peace without perpetuating cycles of violence. Read More »

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Vermont Reads: Meet the Authors

May 8
6:00 pm

We’re screening a talk with authors Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, two of the authors of March: Book One, the Vermont Reads 2019 pick. The pre-recorded author event will run for about an hour. Light refreshments will be served as we discuss any topics of interest that arise during the talk with viewers. Read More »

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Remember and Resist: The Dutch Example

May 19
2:00 pm
Image of Dutch resister Hannie Schaft

Contrary to the image that most Dutch people resisted the Nazis, only a small percentage actively participated. Writer Mary Fillmore considers what they would say if they could speak to us now. Read More »

June 2019

Vermont Reads: The Black Freedom Movement with Penny Patch

June 23
2:00 pm

Come and hear from someone who was in The Black Freedom Movement—Penny Patch. Penny worked as an Organizer for SNCC (student Non-Coordinating Committee) from 1962-65 in Georgia and Mississippi, organizing and participating in demonstrations to desegregate public accommodations. She took part in sit-ins with some of the young people you read about in March. She helped register voters and taught in Freedom Schools. Penny moved to Vermont in 1966 and has continued to work for racial justice in Vermont and elsewhere. Read More »

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