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“Mirrors of Privilege”

Date & Time: 
Feb 25 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

All Souls Church will continue its film series “Looking Inward at White Power and Privilege” with a screening of “Mirrors of Privilege” on Sunday, Feb. 25, at noon, proceeded by a simple lunch.

VT Clean Water Day

Date & Time: 
Feb 22 2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

You’re invited to Vermont Clean Water Day on Thurs., Feb. 22nd from 10AM to 4PM in Montpelier to celebrate our lakes, ponds, rivers and wetlands, and call on lawmakers to invest in cleaning up and protecting our waterways. This is a great opportunity to hear from respected Vermont water advocates and then meet with your lawmaker to share your perspective on why it’s important to invest in clean water. For more information and to RSVP, visit: http://bit.ly/VTCleanWater18

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Democracy Forum - Songs for the Peaceful Revolution

Date & Time: 
Jan 24 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Learn songs from the 4th of July Parade! Forty of us walked with and carried the We Celebrate Democracy/Civil Rights For All banner in the 2017 4th of July Parade. Woody Bernhard who created the banner will lead you in singing these simple "revolutionary march" songs with the help of his daughter Maggie Bernhard. And we will talk about democracy too.  Please join us.


Yale Alumi Non-Profit Alliance for Vermont - Brainstorming Meeting

Date & Time: 
Jan 22 2018 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

YANA is the only Yale alumni organization dedicated to the nonprofit and social impact sector.
Since its founding in 2011, it has instituted engaging programs that educate, connect and inspire independent 501 (c) 3 and added regional chapters.
One of those chapters is the New England Chapter, and within that Chapter we are launching a Vermont group.
We plan to focus on the UN 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development. Those goals include: eradication of poverty, sustainable water and soil, gender equality, responsible consumption and peaceful and inclusive societies.

While the group is formed by Yale Alum, those interested in participating in our activities may attend - we are inclusive.

This is our first gathering in Vermont.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Democracy Forum - Songs for the Peaceful Revolution

Date & Time: 
Jan 17 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Learn songs from the 4th of July Parade! Forty of us walked with and carried the We Celebrate Democracy/Civil Rights For All banner in the 2017 4th of July Parade. Come and learn the songs we sang in the parade as we marched along so we can sing them together in the 2018 parade. Woody Bernhard who created the banner will lead you in singing these simple "revolutionary march" songs with the help of his daughter Maggie Bernhard.  Let's sing together for the peaceful revolution, and talk about democracy.  Please join us.  

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Democracy Forum - Songs for the Peaceful Revolution

Date & Time: 
Jan 10 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Learn songs from the 4th of July Parade! Forty of us walked with and carried the We Celebrate Democracy/Civil Rights For All banner in the 2017 4th of July Parade. Come and learn the songs we sang in the parade as we marched along. so we can sing them together in this years parade. Woody Bernhard who created the banner will lead you in singing these simple "revolutionary march" marching with the help of his daughter Maggie Bernhard.  Let's sing together for the peaceful revolution. And we will talk about democracy too. Please join us.    

Potluck & Healthcare Stories

Date & Time: 
Jan 6 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

The January potluck of the Hive Mutual Support Network will feature a letter-writing and storytelling workshop, facilitated by the Healthcare Is A Human Right campaign of the Vermont Workers’ Center. The vision of the campaign is that our healthcare system should guarantee all of us access to care we need.

In addition to yummy food, we’ll have updates on the state of healthcare in Vermont and information and people and tools to help you write a letter or tell your story. Sharing our experiences with the healthcare system is an important way we can change the public narrative about healthcare to one that is human-centered, rather than being framed in terms of costs, profits, and policy that is divorced from our lives.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Democracy Forum - It's All About Democracy!

Date & Time: 
Jan 3 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The banner petition drive has been cancelled. We will not be organizing a petition drive to ask Brattleboro Town Meeting voters to waive the hanging fees and hang the We Celebrate Democracy/Civil Rights For All banner over Main Street whenever there is no other banner.Join banner sponsor/Democracy Forum organizer, Woody Bernhard. Talk about Democracy. Learn songs we sang when we carried the WE CELEBRATE DEMOCRACY/CIVIL RIGHTS FOR ALL banner in the 4th of July parade and songs for the peaceful revolution and for Democracy. You are welcome to teach us a song or two. or say a few words. Please join us for Democracy's sake!

Martin Luther King Day - A Community Event at the Co-op

Date & Time: 
Jan 15 2018 - 10:00am - 6:00pm

In honor of the great Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr., we will be welcoming many area non-profits to come
shed light on their work. Check out volunteer opportunities! Take time out of
your day to stop by and learn how you can support your community through these
organizations.

 

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Democracy Forum - Songs for the Peaceful Revolution

Date & Time: 
Dec 6 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Forty of us walked with and carried the We Celebrate Democracy/Civil Rights For All banner in the 2017 4th 0f July Parade. Come and learn the songs we sang in the parade as we marched along. Woody Bernhard and his wife Susan will lead you in singing these simple "revolutionary march" marching songs with the help of their daughters Maggie Bernhard and Rose Bernhard. It's about singing together as we march for peaceful revolution. Please join us.


Letter Writing for the Right to Healthcare

Date & Time: 
Nov 27 2017 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Drop in any time between 5:30 and 8:00 for updates on healthcare in Vermont and to turn your experiences with our healthcare system into a letter to the editor advocating for the human right to healthcare. Whether you are having trouble paying for premiums, co-pays or deductibles, lack health insurance, or are concerned about losing insurance you currently have, your story matters! Or,if you work in the healthcare field--perhaps as a nurse, LNA, or homecare provider--please come and share your experience on the frontline of caring for patients. We'll have information and tools to help with letter writing. Family friendly/children welcome. Sponsored by the Vermont Workers' Center/Healthcare Is A Human Right campaign.

Public Forum: Strategies to Address Racial Disparities Within State Systems

Date & Time: 
Nov 20 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

There will be a public forum to discuss racial inequities in the criminal and juvenile justice system held here at Brooks Memorial Library. It is brought to you by the Root Social Justice Center, the Vermont Attorney General’s Office and the Vermont Human Rights Commission. For more information, please click on this Facebook event link!

Ace in the Hole: Journalism Film Discussion Series Continues!

Date & Time: 
Nov 15 2017 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Journalism film series looks at the dark side of reporting Ace
in the Hole’ examines fake news, ethics, and sensationalism, at the Latchis Theater, Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 4 pm.

 The history of journalism
hasn’t always been honorable. It is littered with the stories of scoundrels
willing to do anything for a story — anything at all.

Perhaps the best portrayal
of an amoral, anything-for-a-scoop reporter is found in the filmic one-two
punch that is Billy Wilder’s 1951 Ace in the Hole, starring Kirk Douglas.

 The Journalism Film
Festival will show this witty yet brutal film at the Latchis Theatre on Sunday,
Nov. 19, at 4 p.m. Admission is free, and donations are welcome.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Democracy Forum- The State of Democracy in Brattleboro

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

 

Discussion with Kurt Daims of Brattleboro Common Sense (BCS) following his views on the recent history of democracy, free speech and the petition process in Brattleboro. BCS advances common sense and fairness in town government, making global issues local. Their current agenda addresses civil rights, environment, economic fairness, and local democratic process.


Since 2008 BCS has Led or Advanced:

Bush Indictment Resolution

True Pardon Resolution for plea-bargaining re Bush war crimes

EMDOVY Resolution for legislative study on forcing closure and cleanup of Vermont Yankee reactor because of economic threat

Mark Bray reads 'Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook'

Date & Time: 
Nov 3 2017 - 6:00am - 7:00am

Everyone's Books is proud to present Mark Bray reading from his new book 'Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook' on Friday, November 3, at 6pm.

“Focused and persuasive... Bray’s book is many things: the first English-language transnational history of antifa, a how-to for would-be activists, and a record of advice from anti-Fascist organizers past and present.”—THE NEW YORKER

In the wake of tragic events in Charlottesville, VA, and Donald Trump’s initial refusal to denounce the white nationalists behind it all, the “antifa” opposition movement is suddenly appearing everywhere. But what is it, precisely? And where did it come from?

Divest the Globe Vigil and Speak-Out

Date & Time: 
Oct 23 2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Between October 23rd and 25th, ninety-two of the world's largest banks will meet in São Paolo, Brazil to discuss policies on the climate and Indigenous People's rights to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC). 

On these dates, the Indigenous-led coalition Mazaska Talks is calling on allies everywhere to join us for 3 days of mass global action. The banks need to know that financing climate disaster and the abuse of Indigenous Peoples is not acceptable business practice. 

In Vermont, TD Bank is the target because of its long history of funding tar sands extraction, pipelines such as Keystone XL, and fossil fuel activities.

Telling Our Stories: Health Care Letter Writing

Date & Time: 
Oct 23 2017 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Come and turn your personal experience with the healthcare system into a letter to the editor. This drop-in "clinic" will have updates on the state of healthcare and tools and mutual support for writing a letter to the editor. These letters are one way to personalize the campaign for healthcare justice and making sure that the public narrative about healthcare includes the very real ways that it affects us, our families, and our community. Stop by at any point between 5:30 and 8:00 and stay as along as you'd like. Questions/more info: windham@workerscenter.org. Sponsored by the Vermont Workers' Center's Healthcare Is A Human Right campaign.

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.


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