Our Future Events

Saturday, November 4, 2017 @ 5 PM – 7:30 PM
The Uncondemned, “ Screening & Discussion
Latchis Theater. Brattleboro, VT
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Co-sponsored by Latchis Arts and the Windham World Affairs Council, and supported in part by the Vermont Humanities Council,The Uncondemned is a riveting documentary about an underdog group of lawyers and activists who defied the odds to do what had never been done: prosecute rape as an international war crime.

Up until this point, rape had not been prosecuted as a war crime and was committed with impunity. Secret memos, witness assassinations, setbacks and barriers––The Uncondemned captures the untold, remarkable story that changed the course of international judicial history. Acclaimed by the Guardian as “a courtroom thriller crackling with suspense” “The Uncondemned” beautifully interweaves a personal human drama and the stories of the characters in this odyssey, leading to the trial at an international criminal court–and the results that changed the world of criminal justice forever.

Director Michelle Mitchell and Honorable Patricia Whalen (War Crimes Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2007 – 2012) will be present for post-screening discussion.


Friday, November 17, 2017  @ 7 pm
One Belt, One Road:   Why Is China Rebuilding The Silk Road and Reclaiming the “Mandate of Heaven”?
A talk by Jim Freedman
Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St, Brattleboro, VT

It is no secret that the current US administration’s withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and its real and virtual wall-building approach to global affairs, is affecting the US’s position as a geo-political global leader. While the USA is building walls, the People’s Republic of China is building roads, in fact, three Silk Roads: The Overland Silk Road, The Maritime Silk Road, and the virtual Cyber Silk Road.
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Jim Freedman

Jim Freedman
Jim Freedman, a global leadership consultant, with extensive business experience in Korea, China, and the Philippines, will discuss the global strategy undertaken by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to build and finance The Silk Roads to secure its leadership in the Asia-Pacific region, and to increase its influence on Western Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Indian sub-continent. The leadership of the Chinese Communist Party is working diligently to use the One Belt, One Road Project to reclaim the historical Chinese “Mandate of Heaven” as a means of legitimizing its control of the Chinese government and the Chinese people. Jim will discuss the One Belt, One Road’s impact on international trade and geo-political affairs if the current US administration continues on its “Fortress America” insular political strategy.
Jim Freedman has significant experience in the Asia-Pacific Region. He has recently been a guest lecturer on the topic of leading effectively in multi-cultural organizations at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China and at both Nanjing University, and Nanjing Normal University in Nanjing, China. For the last 13 years, Jim Freedman was responsible for global leadership and executive development for a global healthcare company with an emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, as a recipient of the Van Fleet Award for his service to the Republic of Korea, he brings a broad set of international experiences to his work and understanding of business affairs in Asia.

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