Vermont Humanities

Brattleboro First Wednesdays

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First Wednesdays

Venue: Brooks Memorial Library

224 Main Street, Brattleboro
Library phone: (802) 254-5290
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Brattleboro First Wednesdays Talks

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Digital Event

Biodiversity, Conservation, and Civic Participation in Paraguay

South America’s Atlantic Forest is one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. Cristian Fretes Ojeda, technical trainer for Peace Corps Paraguay, discusses how civic participation is leading the effort to conserve crucial natural areas like the Atlantic Forest and the Gran Chaco, which span several South American countries. 

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Live Event

Revolution in Our Time

National Book Award finalist Kekla Magoon discusses her award-winning nonfiction book, Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People. The Vermont author also considers the importance of reading as a tool for social change, and our individual and collective power to transform our communities.  

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Live Event

We Are All Fast Food Workers Now

Labor historian Annelise Orleck provides a close look at globalization and its costs from the perspective of low-wage workers themselves—berry pickers, fast food servers, garment workers, cashiers, hotel housekeepers, home health care aides, and even adjunct professors—who are fighting for respect, safety, and a living wage.

Statewide Underwriters: The Institute of Museum & Library Services through the Vermont Department of Libraries

Series Underwriter: Chroma Technology Corp.

Program Underwriters: Anne Commire Fund for Women in the Humanities; Peter Gilbert Endowment Fund

Library Sponsors: Friends of the Brooks Memorial Library

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Vermont Humanities*** November 20, 2014