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October 2019

Vermont Reads: Film Screening of Selma

October 16
6:30 pm
Manchester Community Library, Manchester Center

Director Ava DuVernay's Selma tells the unforgettable true story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition, via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. Join us for a screening. Read More »

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Vermont Reads 2019: Civil Rights Songs Sing-along

October 16
6:30 pm

Singing was an important part of the Civil Rights movement at meetings and during marches. Paul Ippolito will lead a sing-a-long of songs from the era. Each song will be introduced with its historical importance. Read More »

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Vermont Reads: Cooperatives and Social Change

October 20
10:00 am

Join us for a discussion of the role of cooperatives in the Civil Rights and other social change movements. Explore what makes co-ops a suitable model for social justice now and in the future. Debbie Diegoli will facilitate and share her knowledge on cooperatives. She has served in various roles for non-profits across the Upper Valley including current board member of White River Junction Food Co-op. Read More »

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Brighton Elementary School Vermont Reads Celebration

October 23
6:00 pm

Our middle schoolers have been reading the graphic novel March and learning about the Civil Rights Movement, and are ready to share all they have with the community. As students are choosing how they will celebrate their learning, the presentations will be diverse. We might even have some special guests to share their own stories. You don't want to miss out! Read More »

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Vermont Reads Movie Night: When Justice Isn’t Just

October 25
6:00 pm

Join Hartland Public Library for a free screening of When Justice Isn't Just. Directed by Oscar nominee David Massey, this dynamic documentary explores why so many unarmed people of color have been shot and killed by police officers. Read More »

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