Vermont Humanities

“The Most Costly Journey” Latin American Migrant Workers, Health Care, and Collaborative Non-Fiction Comics

Rockingham Free Public Library 65 Westminster St, Bellows Falls

In this presentation, Andy Kolovos from the Vermont Folklife Center and Julia Grand Doucet from the Open Door Clinic provide an overview of the goals of the El Viaje Más Caro Project, the collaborative methods that define its approach, and insight into the lives and experiences of the workers whose labor supports the continued viability of dairy farming in Vermont.

Hispanic and Latino/a/x Heritage Celebration

Vermont State House 115 State Street, Montpelier, VT

Join the State of Vermont Office of Racial Equity and The Vermont Human Rights Commission on October 15 from 2 pm to 6 pm to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with food, activities and music! Open Mic poetry and music will be 2pm to 4pm. From 4pm to 6pm will feature music by MalMaiz.

The Most Costly Journey Student Led Book Discussion

TSA Middle School 20 School Street, Sharon, VT

Students at Sharon Academy Middle School have been reading The Most Costly Journey and learning about migrant workers on dairy farms in Vermont. The TSA middle school will host a community literacy night where students will lead discussions on essential themes in the book.

The Most Costly Journey Book Discussion

Deborah Rawson Memorial Library 8 River Rd, Jericho, VT

Please join us at the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library as we discuss this year’s Vermont Reads selection The Most Costly Journey, an anthology of comics that depict the oral histories of migrant workers who traveled from southern Mexico and Central America to work on Vermont farms. If you would like to participate in the discussion, please drop by the library to sign up and borrow a copy of the book.

Bristol Social Justice Series: The Most Costly Journey Community Read & Discussions

Lawrence Memorial Library 40 North St, Bristol, VT

Please join us at the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library as we discuss this year’s Vermont Reads selection The Most Costly Journey, an anthology of comics that depict the oral histories of migrant workers who traveled from southern Mexico and Central America to work on Vermont farms. If you would like to participate in the discussion, please drop by the library to sign up and borrow a copy of the book.

Introduction to Oral History

Vermont Humanities Zoom VT

Do you have an interview project in mind but don’t quite know where to begin or how to proceed? Vermont Folklife is offering Introduction to Oral History to help you move your project forward. This free 90-minute Zoom workshop combines discussion of the theories and methods that inform oral history research with practical guidance in oral history interview techniques.

Latino Journeys to Vermont and Beyond

Manchester Community Library 138 Cemetery Ave, Manchester Center

The journeys of Latino migrant farm workers to Vermont are part of a larger and longer story of Latino migrants coming to the region in search of work. Professor Carmen Whalen, Professor of History and Chair of the Latinx Studies program at Williams College, will present context for this important Vermont Reads book, "The Most Costly Journey."

The Most Costly Journey Book Discussion

Waterbury Public Library 28 N Main St, Waterbury, VT

Author and graphic novelist, Alison Bechdel says of the anthology, The Most Costly Journey: "Every North American should read this book in order to understand the disturbing degree to which we all depend on the self-sacrifice of these workers." Join with the Waterbury Public Library for a discussion around themes of immigration, border crossings, language barriers, climate and weather disparities, health crises and working unimaginable long hours.

POSTPONED: The Most Costly Journey Book Discussion

Essex Free Library 1 Browns River Rd, Essex Junction, VT

Join Essex resident Leonora Dodge for a discussion of The Most Costly Journey / El viaje más caro - a nonfiction graphic novel anthology which presents stories of survival and healing told by Latin American migrant farmworkers in Vermont.