Vermont Humanities

The Ecology of Queer and Trans People in Education

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum 1171 Main St, St Johnsbury, VT, United States

UVM professor Jay Garvey describes why it’s important to boost educational opportunities for queer and trans students and educators. Taking an ecological lens, Garvey will review legislative priorities and institutional approaches that could help queer and trans people succeed in secondary and postsecondary education.

Red Scare in the Green Mountains: Vermont in the McCarthy Era

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum 1171 Main St, St Johnsbury, VT, United States

What happened in Vermont when the anti-Communist fear known as the “Red Scare” swept the country? Quite a bit, as it turns out. Rick Winston, author of the book "Red Scare in the Green Mountains: Vermont in the McCarthy Era," explores some forgotten history as we see how a small, rural “rock-ribbed Republican” state with a historically libertarian streak handled the hysteria of the time.