Getting it Right: Research and Diligence in Reporting
Vermont HumanitiesOctober 28, 2020
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.
Vermont’s Temples of Democracy: A Tour with State Curator David Schutz
Vermont HumanitiesSeptember 9, 2020
In an exclusive video tour, Vermont State Curator David Schutz explores the architectural symbolism of our beautifully-restored capitol building, and visits a rural town hall, another Vermont civic structure that enables us to govern ourselves.
Democracy, Social Change, and Representation in N’dakinna (Our Homeland)
Vermont HumanitiesAugust 26, 2020
Beginning with a greeting and historic overview of democracy in N’dakinna (Abenaki for Homeland), this panel of Abenaki voices considers the threads of place, home, belonging, and representation in a time of great social change.
Video: Join writer Geof Hewitt in an entertaining video shot at Elmore State Park as he recites several of his poems and leads a fast-paced writing workshop. The video features a seven-minute interlude of scenery taken at the park, designed to inspire you to write!
JAG Talks with Major Jackson, Felicia Swoope, and Desmond Peeples
Ryan NewswangerJune 25, 2020
Video: Join Jarvis Green, producing artistic director at JAG Productions, as he leads a discussion with poet Major Jackson, choreographer Felicia Swoope, and writer Desmond Peeples about being Black culture bearers in Vermont during this time of protest and pandemic.
David Blight on “Writing the Life of Frederick Douglass”
Ryan NewswangerMay 6, 2020
Video: Yale historian David Blight, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in History for his biography “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom,” tells Douglass’s story: an escaped slave who became one of the leading abolitionists, orators, and writers of his era.
Video: Richard Blanco reads from his recent poetry collection “How to Love a Country,” exploring immigration, gun violence, racism, LGBTQ issues, and more, unraveling the fabric of the American narrative in accessible and emotive verses.