Andy Kolovos of the Vermont Folklife Center will be speaking at North Hero Public Library on The Most Costly Journey: Latin American Migrant Workers, Health Care, and Collaborative Non Fiction Comics.
Threshold Collaborative invites you to an evening of monologues by the Voices of St. Joseph’s Orphanage Writers’ Group, directed by Eric Nightengale and performed by Ami Brabson and Eric Nightengale. The performance is part of an ongoing series of trauma-informed creative writing workshops and culminating theatrical events presented in the original spirit of Greek theatre […]
Join award-winning cartoonist & educator Marek Bennett for a closer look at the Vermont Reads 2022 book The Most Costly Journey. This hybrid event will focus on visual narration. Personal narratives have great power both to the teller and the receiver. Marek will help participants see that there are many different ways to tell a story.
Many communities recently have questioned the value of long-standing monuments. These debates can strike at the heart of history and memory. Seeking dialogue instead of a shouting match, author Raffi Andonian suggests four simple questions for communities to consider as they evaluate historic sites, famous figures, and public monuments.
In his book The Haymakers: A Chronicle of Five Farm Families, Steven Hoffbeck shows that haymaking was more than just harvesting grass, alfalfa, and clover. It was about toil, fears, and the fragile nature of human life. Anyone who grew up on a farm—or wishes they had grown up on a farm—will enjoy the insights and humor of this multimedia presentation.
Trauma-informed journalist and essayist Lori Yearwood explores what it means to be a trauma-informed journalist when reporting on difficult topics. Having experienced homelessness herself, she suggests key ideas to keep in mind as journalists engage with populations who face dire situations and systemic poverty.
The Milk with Dignity Program, created by Migrant Justice, brings together farmworkers, consumers, farmer owners and corporate buyers with the principal goal of fostering a sustainable Vermont and Northeast dairy industry that advances the human rights of farmworkers, supports the long-term interests of farm owners, and provides an ethical supply chain for retail food companies and consumers.