Vermont Humanities

Where Do We Stand? A Report from the Climate Battle

Norwich Congregational Church, United Church of Christ 15 Church St, Norwich, VT

Author and activist Bill McKibben— the Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College and leader of the climate campaign group 350.org—provides an overview of the climate crisis and what changes need to be made to save the planet. 

Poetry Reflections with Richard Blanco

Norwich Congregational Church, United Church of Christ 15 Church St, Norwich, VT

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.