Vermont Humanities

Norwich First Wednesdays

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First Wednesdays

Host: Norwich Public Library and Norwich Historical Society

Library phone: (802) 649-1184
Library website

Venue: Norwich Public Library

368 Main Street
Norwich, Vermont 05055
Directions to the library

Norwich First Wednesdays brochure

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Norwich First Wednesdays Events

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Live Event

Poetry Reflections with Richard Blanco

Selected by President Obama as the fifth inaugural poet in US history, Richard Blanco is the first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in such a role. Born in Madrid to Cuban exile parents and raised in Miami, the negotiation of cultural identity characterizes his four collections of poetry.  

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Live Event

Essential Work in the Food System: Imagining a Better Future

Consumers are increasingly concerned with what goes into their food and demand a healthier and more ecologically sustainable food system. However, labor is rarely part of the so-called sustainable food discussion. Dr. Mares shares her ongoing research on food and farmworkers, focusing both on local labor concerns in the dairy industry and national conversations about essential work.

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

Program Underwriters: Anne Commire Fund for Women in the Humanities; Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Middlebury College and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; The Norwich Bookstore; Otto & Associates; Stave Puzzles

Library Sponsors: Friends of the Norwich Public Library; Norwich Historical Society

Printed Norwich First Wednesdays brochure

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

Vermont Humanities*** November 21, 2014