Vermont Humanities

Montpelier First Wednesdays

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First Wednesdays

Venue: Kellogg-Hubbard Library

135 Main Street, Montpelier
Library phone: (802) 223-3338
Library website
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Montpelier First Wednesdays brochure

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Montpelier First Wednesdays

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Digital Event

Youth in Agriculture: Why It Matters

Greenagers engages young adults in environmental conservation, sustainable farming, and natural resource management. Sarah Monteiro from the Massachusetts non-profit reflects on the importance of getting youth involved in environmental and agricultural industries. 

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Live Event

The Art of the Haiku

Poet Keiselim (Keysi) Montás discusses how to read the traditional Japanese poetic form of haiku, illustrated with works from his haiku collection, Like Water.

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Live Event

Dare Not Speak: Autocrats and the Campaign to Silence LGBTQI+ Communities

Michael Bosia, a leading scholar on global trans- and homophobia, argues that manufactured “LGBTQI+ peril” helps obscure growing social inequality and the policy failures of politicians who have turned their backs on democratic accountability. In this talk, Bosia focuses on laws and rhetoric that target LGBTQI+ youth, teachers, and allies as part of a global anti-democratic effort.

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

Series Underwriters: Montpelier Community Fund

Program Underwriters: Bear Pond Books; Leonine Public Affairs, LLP; Federation of State Humanities Councils funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Pomerleau Real Estate; Preservation Trust of Vermont

Printed Montpelier First Wednesdays brochure

We’ll share the PDF of the Montpelier First Wednesdays talks by September 21.

Vermont Humanities*** November 21, 2014