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Richelle Franzoni

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October 2020

*DIGITAL* Getting it Right: Research and Diligence in Reporting

October 28
7:00 pm
Reporter writing in a notebook

Author and longtime Vermont journalist Yvonne Daley interviews David Moats, her former colleague from the Rutland Herald, about Moats’ series of Pulitzer Prize-winning editorials on the divisive issues arising from civil unions for same-sex couples, and about the importance of research and depth in journalism. Read More »

*DIGITAL* Educator Discussion with Alan Berolzheimer

October 29
4:30 pm
Two young women with laptop, pointing and looking

Historian Alan Berolzheimer will lead three discussion sessions using recorded videos from our Democracy 20/20 Fall Conference. Educators are invited to attend all of these facilitated sessions free of charge to discuss the conference themes. Read More »

November 2020

*DIGITAL* Say Their Names, A Personal Story of Artistic Activism

November 4
7:00 pm
Mural of George Floyd on brick wall

In May 2020, Dr. Matthew Evan Taylor began a musical composition in response to the escalating uprising in the wake of the murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Ahmaud Arbery. Including selections from his recorded work, Dr. Taylor will discuss his journey towards using music as an avenue for advocacy and activism. Read More »

*DIGITAL* Democracy 20/20 Discussion with Suzanne Brown

November 11
7:00 pm
Image of Suzanne Brown leading a book discussion

Vermont Humanities program scholar Suzanne Brown will expertly lead attendees in a discussion of three short selections that will explore our Fall Conference theme of democracy through the lens of the Chinese-American experience. Read More »

*DIGITAL* Educator Discussion with Alan Berolzheimer

November 12
4:30 pm
Two young women with laptop, pointing and looking

Historian Alan Berolzheimer will lead three discussion sessions using recorded videos from our Democracy 20/20 Fall Conference. Educators are invited to attend all of these facilitated sessions free of charge to discuss the conference themes. Read More »

*DIGITAL* The Presidents vs. the Press: The Endless Battle Between the White House and the Media

November 13
7:00 pm
Podium at the White House

How did we go from journalism as a trusted form of information to an era of “fake news” and “alternative facts”? Presidential historian Harold Holzer examines the tension between chief executives and their chief critics, from George Washington to the present. Read More »

*DIGITAL* Democracy 20/20 Discussion with Suzanne Brown

November 15
4:00 pm
Image of Suzanne Brown leading a book discussion

Vermont Humanities program scholar Suzanne Brown will expertly lead attendees in a discussion of three short selections that will explore our Fall Conference theme of democracy through the lens of the Chinese-American experience. Read More »

*DIGITAL* Educator Discussion with Alan Berolzheimer

November 19
4:30 pm
Two young women with laptop, pointing and looking

Historian Alan Berolzheimer will lead three discussion sessions using recorded videos from our Democracy 20/20 Fall Conference. Educators are invited to attend all of these facilitated sessions free of charge to discuss the conference themes. Read More »

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