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Manchester Center, 05255 United States

November 2021

*DIGITAL* Global Food Sovereignty, from Resilience to Reclamation

November 3
7:00 pm
Manchester Community Library, Manchester Center
Native American woman with two sheep in a pasture

The global food system is marked by Black land loss, the dispossession of Indigenous territory, and violence against land defenders. But grassroots movements around the world are building communities of care against these harmful systems. Foodways researcher Veronica Limeberry describes how these communities honor the sovereignty of their peoples and ecologies. (Registration required.) Read More »

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December 2021

*DIGITAL* War Reenactors: Who Gets to Tell History?

December 1
7:00 pm
Manchester Community Library, Manchester Center
Middle-aged man in World War Two uniform with helmet

Artist Ed Gendron shares and discusses images from his photo project about World War II reenactors in the United States. Gendron later produced Playing Soldier, a feature-length documentary on the same topic. “The re-enactors assert that ‘history is a personal thing,’ says Gendron. “And for them, it may be quite true.” (Registration required.) Read More »

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March 2022

*DIGITAL* “Rebel Music:” Afro-Caribbean Music and Political Thought

March 2, 2022
7:00 pm
Manchester Community Library, Manchester Center
Musician Bob Marley holding a guitar and pointing skyward during a concert.

Middlebury College professor Kemi Fuentes-George traces the development of pan-African political theory in the early 20th century and discusses how Afro Caribbean “rebel music” helped these ideas challenge established assumptions about nonwhite people and global relations. (Registration required.) Read More »

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