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October 2021

*DIGITAL* The Zone is Us: Sacrifice in the Space-Time of Climate Change

October 19
7:00 pm
Woman walking through a maze in stones on a cliff edge

While some have sheltered themselves from the effects of climate change so far, others are already traumatized by wildfires, droughts, hurricanes, rising seas, and wars over land and water. And for Indigenous groups, climate change follows centuries of world-destroying, identity-rupturing trauma. Gleaning from classical mythology, UVM professor Adrian Ivakhiv suggests three paths for navigating climate-related trauma: those of Chronos (science), of Aion (arts and humanities), and of Kairos (action without guarantee). (Registration required.) Read More »

*DIGITAL* Discussion: Are “We the People” Up to the Task?

October 20
7:00 pm
Young man holding an American flag jumping between rocks in a river

Join constitutional scholar Meg Mott for a lively discussion based on her October 6 First Wednesdays talk at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, which will be recorded and offered in advance of this event. Ask your questions of Meg and add to the conversation! (Registration required.) Read More »

*DIGITAL* Vermont Teen Shakespeareans Save the Planet

October 21
7:00 pm
Drawing of people fleeing in terror during Midsummer Night's Dream

In 2020 the Get Thee to the Funnery Shakespeare camp for teenagers studied Merchant of Venice to frame a discussion of prejudice and hate speech. And in 2021, the group discussed global warming and climate justice through Midsummer Night’s Dream. Funnery founder Peter Gould and a panel of informed, passionate, articulate, and wise campers describe their experience. (Registration required.) Read More »

*DIGITAL* NPR’s Eric Westervelt on Bigger Fires, Hotter Days, and Drier Lands

October 22
12:15 pm
Person with a red umbrella standing on a dock in the rain

Mega fires, excessive heat and widening drought all underscore how climate change is fueling the routinization of extreme weather, with consequences for all of us. (Registration required.) Read More »

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