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Activism, political and otherwise

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Positive Nonviolent Public Action

Date & Time: 
Oct 18 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Marlboro resident Woody Bernhard, organizer of the We Celebrate Democracy/ Civil Rights For All main street banner and the Brattleboro Democracy Forum, will present: "Positive Nonviolent Public Action: What is the 'love rally' that can stand up to and defeat Donald Trump’s nation-wide 'hate rally?" Join us for the discussion.

New England Coalition on Nuclear Pollution 46th Annual Meeting

Date & Time: 
Oct 21 2017 - 1:30pm - 5:30pm

What happens next is up to you.

Please bring yourself, your ideas, and your support to our Annual Meeting.

Bring a friend! The public is encouraged to attend.

NEC proudly welcomes David Kraft – educator, organizer, and founder/director of Nuclear Energy Information Service. David will speak to the issue of our times as we work to safely decommission Vermont Yankee. Our lineup also includes a video greeting from Winona LaDuke, executive director of Honor the Earth, a Native environmental advocacy organization; our own workhorse Ray Shadis; and Arnie Gundersen, director and chief engineer of Fairewinds Energy Education.

1:30 Mingling
2:00 NEC Members Meeting
3:00 Refreshment Break
3:15 Call to Action! – Winona LaDuke, Native environmentalist (video greeting)

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Heartful Conversation

Date & Time: 
Oct 11 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Heartful Conversation: United or divided? Where do we go from here?

Hosted by the Democracy Forum and facilitated by Wendy Webber, founder of “The Heart of Change is We the People”, a community initiative to support transformative change, individually and collectively. Heartful Conversations uses conversation 'rounds'--small circles to support connection, reach across differing perspectives, and inspire something new to emerge. It is best for participants to be present at the start, if possible.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: White Fragility and the Racial Status Quo

Date & Time: 
Oct 10 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Evangelina Holvino will discuss how white people can’t tolerate even a minimum amount of racial stress. Talking about race/ism triggers a range of defensive moves such as anger, fear, guilt, arguing or withdrawing. These responses prevent dialogue and maintain racial inequality. How do we see this in our private and public life and what can we do about it?

Voices of Working People

Date & Time: 
Oct 13 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Voices of Working Peoples
FREE EVENT: Brattleboro Solidarity and community members will read voices of working people's history, a play written by Western MA Jobs for Justice. There will be a dramatic reading of labor organizers, abolitionists,and civil rights organizers.
Join us to remember the struggles of our ancestors and to have a discussion about current labor struggles and how this topic can be brought into the classroom.

Vermont Climate Action Commission Listening Tour - Brattleboro

Date & Time: 
Oct 5 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

In June Governor Scott formed the Climate Action Commission to draft and recommend (by July 2018) an action plan aimed at reaching the State's renewable energy and greenhouse gas reduction goals while driving economic growth, setting Vermonters on a path to affordability, and ensuring effective energy transition options exist for all Vermonters.

The Gathering Live Stream on Ecological Devastation

Date & Time: 
Oct 1 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Live stream of "The Gathering" with Rev. Dr. William Barber of North Carolina. The topic this month is Ecological Devastation. 

Rally & March to End Over-Incarceration in VT

Date & Time: 
Sep 27 2017 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Rally and march to call for an end to over-incarceration in VT

Featured speakers: Shela Linton, who serves on The Racial Disparities in the Criminal and Juvenile System Advisory Panel created by H.308 and Anna Stevens of Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform (VCJR). Participants in the rally will be invited to read anonymous excerpts from letters that VCJR has received.

Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform is spearheading a campaign to end unnecessary incarceration in VT, where the incarceration rate has grown 300% for men and 1,000% for women since 1985, despite crime being at its lowest point since the 1960s.

Dummerston Source to Sea Clean Up

Date & Time: 
Sep 23 2017 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Join others to help clean up the rivers of Southeastern Vermont!
Southeastern Vermont Watershed Alliance is sponsoring a Source to Sea river cleanup event.
Saturday, September 23
9 AM till 12 NOON
Meet @ the Dummerston Covered Bridge, Route 30, Dummerston
Work gloves & trash bags are provided courtesy of the CT River Conservancy
Water, coffee and snacks will be on hand
Complimentary “thank you” tee shirt!
Questions? Contact Gloria Cristelli at (802) 365-7232 or cristellig@gmail.com.


Brown Bag Lunch Series: Democracy Forum

Date & Time: 
Sep 13 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join us for a special reprise of our summer Democracy Series. There's a lot going on with democracy these days. Democracy Forum host Woody Bernhard  leads a discussion to share ideas about the state of our democracy.

Letters-to-Editor Writing Party

Date & Time: 
Aug 28 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Updates on the campaign for universal healthcare in Vermont and support in writing letters-to-the-editor rooted in you own experience with the healthcare system and your vision for a system that works for all.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Democracy Forum

Date & Time: 
Aug 30 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Democracy in America and its Prospects

In the final Democracy Forum of the summer, Nick Biddle leads a roundtable discussion on the condition of democracy in America and its prospects. How to deepen the voice of the people. Come with ideas, comments and aspirations.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Democracy Forum - Redefining Democracy

Date & Time: 
Aug 23 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

People around the world cherish the promise of democracy. What is that promise? Come to the forum and share your dreams for democracy. Woody Bernhard, creator of the “We Celebrate Democracy/Civil Rights For All” main street banner, will host the discussion.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Discussing Race and Combating Microaggressions

Date & Time: 
Aug 15 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Let’s start a longer conversation about race and how it impacts our lives. Presenters: Christol Long, a recent graduate of BUHS, reflects on her experience living as an African American female living in a predominantly white community. She is passionate about voicing and acting on different social justice issues. Mikaela Simms is the Diversity Coordinator at BUHS. Join them for a relaxed and courageous conversation.

Interfaith Pride Service, 3rd Annual

Date & Time: 
Jun 25 2017 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Interfaith LGBTQ Pride Service is an affirmation and celebration of the lives
of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer People by LGBTQ people
and their allies. Prticipants include Jews, Christians, Unitarian
Universalists, Budehists, and people unafilated with any denomenation or religious
group. Agnostics and atheists welcome! A special collection will benefit Green
Mountain Crossroads, a local non-profit that connects rural LGBTQ people
to build community, visibility, knowledge, and power. Learn more about

Rally to "Say No to the Veto" (of the state budget)

Date & Time: 
Jun 7 2017 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Governor Scott just vetoed the entire state budget and education funding bills including funding for child care, affordable housing, clean water, fighting the opioid crisis and our state colleges. The education funding bill is what ensures our schools are open to all students to receive the high-quality education they deserve... if you want to speak out against the veto, come to the rally Wednesday afternoon from 4:30-5:30 at Pliny Park. Other rallies are being held across the state, including in Putney & Bellows Falls.


Secret of the Seasons: A Global Warming Co-Opera

Date & Time: 
May 7 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm


Green Up Day

Date & Time: 
May 6 2017 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

Green Up Day, meeting at Restless Rooster

"Listening to Signal", A Film About Climate Change

Date & Time: 
Apr 27 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Listening to
A film on a sustained dialogue on
Climate Change

Brattleboro Tax March

Date & Time: 
Apr 15 2017 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm


As part of the nationwide TAX MARCH, there will be a BRATTLEBORO TAX MARCH on April, 15th, 2017.

The Brattleboro Tax March begins at the Whetstone Walkway (the wide brick sidewalk that runs alongside the Coop parking lot).

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