Vermont Humanities

Jayna Zweiman: A Conversation about Craft and Activism

Heritage Winooski Mill Museum Winooski Falls Way, Suite 301, Winooski

Jayna Zweiman, founder of Welcome Blanket and the Pussyhat Project joins us from California for this special in-person event about craft and activism.

Vermont Reads: Podcast Interviews

Brownell Library 6 Lincoln St, Essex Junction, VT

Bring a friend or family member to share a short story about finding yourself in new places or situation. Your story will be edited by teens and shared with the wider community as part of our 2023 Vermont Reads Programming about "The Most Costly Journey." Prompts and easy-to-follow instructions will be available, along with help from a youth librarian.

Under the Cloak of Darkness Film Screening

Waterbury Public Library 28 N Main St, Waterbury, VT

The Waterbury Public Library wraps up its Vermont Reads 2022 programming with a movie night “Under the Cloak of Darkness” (2008), a feature-length documentary about Vermont’s migrant Mexican farm worker population that aims to humanize this invisible community and bring to light the issues surrounding migrant labor.  The movie will be followed by a discussion and refreshments.

Finding Jesse: A Fugitive from Slavery in Vermont

Shelburne Town Hall 5376 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT

“Finding Jesse: A Fugitive from Slavery in Vermont” traces Jesse’s life from enslavement in North Carolina to freedom in Vermont. His story is told through letters in the collection at Rokeby Museum and documents at the North Carolina State Archives. The illustrated talk brings the narrative of one slave out of anonymity and explores his life and pursuit of freedom.

John Lewis and RUN!

House Chamber, Vermont State House 115 State Street, Montpelier, VT

In this special Farmers' Night presentation at the Vermont State House, Andrew Aydin, co-author of The March Trilogy with civil rights icon John Lewis, describes the creation of the next book in the series, RUN! Aydin also relates becoming an author, how he became involved in politics, and his experiences working with Congressman Lewis.

For Vermont Students: John Lewis and RUN!

Paramount Theatre 30 Center Street, Rutland, VT

In this free live-streamed presentation for Vermont middle and high school students, Andrew Aydin, co-author of The March Trilogy with civil rights icon John Lewis, describes the creation of the next book in the series, RUN! He'll be joined by a panel of students from Rutland Union High School.

War & Peace – 4 of 5

Stowe Free Library 90 Pond St, Stowe, VT

Join Stowe Library to read and discuss Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace. The novel chronicles the French invasion of Russia and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society through the stories of five Russian aristocratic families. 

The Most Costly Journey Comics Workshop

Brownell Library 6 Lincoln St, Essex Junction, VT

Join award-winning cartoonist and educator Marek Bennett as he presents some of the many comics documenting human migrations and struggles throughout the ages, and lead a hands-on demo to show how YOU can cartoon the stories of your own family, neighborhood, and wider world.