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March 2021

*DIGITAL* Libraries in the Time of Covid

March 10
3:00 pm
Young woman walking into lit-up library building

Libraries have a central role in their communities, often being the only place to access free internet and other technology necessary for life in 2021. In the wake of the pandemic, libraries have had to both evaluate and rapidly respond to the changing world. Librarian Jessamyn West helps us to understand the role of the library in these unusual times.   Read More »


*DIGITAL* Answering the Challenge of Democracy: Building Unity, Connection, and Engagement for a Stronger Future

March 23
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Colorful illustration of hands casting ballots in a box

Join the Vermont Council on Rural Development for a panel presentation and discussion on the future of our democracy. How do our differences impact civic engagement? How do we come together to communicate across differences and build unity to move forward? Read More »


April 2021

*DIGITAL* For the Love of N’dakinna: Abenaki Continuity and Adaptation

April 7
7:00 pm
Abenaki artists in front of Wall of Honor

Abenaki people have thrived within N’dakinna, their homeland, for more than 10,000 years. While the people and their culture have changed during this time, the core values of their ancestors have remained constant. Melody Walker Brook, citizen of the Elnu Abenaki Band of N’dakinna and former chair of the Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs, describes how these core values can help shape a more beautiful future. Read More »


May 2021

*DIGITAL* Television Cop Shows, Police Brutality, and Black Lives Matter

Policeman from behind with close up of holster

How do television cop shows shape our understanding of police, race, and crime in America? Focusing on the television series The Wire, Middlebury professor Jason Mittell challenges our understanding of this television genre in the era of the Black Lives Matter movement. Read More »

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