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Marieke Sperry

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March 2019

A History of the Concept of Race

March 9
10:00 am
Quechee Library, Quechee
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The first European to divide the peoples of the world into distinct races, in the seventeenth century, claimed that the Sami people of northern Scandinavia were one of four races on earth. Professor William Edelglass will trace the intellectual history of the concept of race in the West, from its prehistory to today. Read More »

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April 2019

Vermont Reads: Bugbee Senior Center Book Discussion

April 5
12:45 pm
Bugbee Senior Center, White River Junction

For the seniors we will offer copies of March and also copies of American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice by Khizi Khan, the Muslim Gold Star father and DNC speaker. The discussion will center on forms of protest, issues of Constitutional protection, and racism and tolerance in America from 1963 to present. All ages welcome! Read More »

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Vermont Reads 2019 Talk with Cartoonist James Sturm

April 15
7:00 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee

James Sturm, co-founder of Center for Cartoon Studies, will talk about how to read a graphic novel and discuss Vermont Reads 2019 pick March: Book One, along with his own new book, Off Season. Read More »

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