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May 2020

**POSTPONED** Dual Book Discussion: The Hate U Give and The Revisioner

May 1, 2020
12:45 pm
Bugbee Senior Center, White River Junction

The Bugbee Senior Center will hold a conversation about issues raised across generations in two books: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and The Revisioners by Margaret Wilkerson. Read More »

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**DIGITAL** Vermont Reads Book/Film Discussion: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

May 26, 2020
4:00 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee

Join Quechee Library for a discussion via Zoom of Vermont Humanities' 2020 Vermont Reads pick, Angie Thomas’ debut novel The Hate U Give. This story focuses on a teenage black girl and her two communities—neighborhood and private school—illuminating police violence, racism, and young love. Read More »

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July 2020

*DIGITAL* Vermont Reads Book Discussion: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

July 27, 2020
7:00 pm
The Hate U Give cover

Join the Rockingham Public Library for Part one of a 4 part book discussion of "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas. The story explores racism and police violence through the eyes of a black teenage girl. Read More »

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Vermont Reads Book Discussion: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

July 28, 2020
5:00 pm
The Hate U Give cover

Mississippi writer Angie Thomas’ debut novel, “The Hate U Give,” runs headlong into the challenges faced by young black kids in a world that doesn’t value their bodies or respect their voices. Yet it’s a universal story about a young girl making the choice to speak out. Starr’s struggle to find her voice will likely resonate deeply with any kid who is facing down violence in their home, their neighborhood or their country. Read More »

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October 2020

Let’s Talk Antiracism

October 1, 2020
2:30 pm
Jason Broughton and Laura Jiménez

Join Latinx scholar Dr. Laura Jiménez and Vermont State Librarian Jason Broughton on Zoom as they examine ways to lead effective discussions centered on diversity and antiracism. Read More »

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Women Voted Here: Before Columbus

October 21, 2020
7:00 pm
Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner

As part of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom's celebration of the 19th Amendment, this free online presentation featuring Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner will explore important influences in the US women’s suffrage movement that are often forgotten. (Pre-registration required.) Read More »

Women’s Suffrage: The Rest of the Story

October 22, 2020
2:00 pm
Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner

As part of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom's celebration of the 19th Amendment, this free online presentation featuring Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner will explore important influences in the US women’s suffrage movement that are often forgotten. (Pre-registration required.) Read More »

Focus on Women, Culture and Herstories of Suffrage

October 22, 2020
5:00 pm
Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner

As part of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom's celebration of the 19th Amendment, this free online presentation featuring Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner will explore important influences in the US women’s suffrage movement that are often forgotten. Read More »

December 2020

*DIGITAL*: Racism in America Forum: Growing Up Black in Rural Vermont

December 1, 2020
7:00 pm
Young African American man seen in profile

Moderated by Reverend Arnold Isidore Thomas, this month's forum Growing Up Black in Vermont features a panel of African American students from Mount Mansfield Union High School, Woodstock Union High School, and Randolph Union High School, who will share their experiences. Read More »

February 2021

*DIGITAL*: Split/Screen – African American Women Filmmakers

February 19 – February 28
Four Black women from different films

A focus on films made by African American women directors, including screenings and filmmaker conversations. Lasting 10 days, this virtual film series offers and opportunity to watch a range of films - both classic and contemporary from some of the most prominent filmmakers in the USA. Read More »

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