Vermont Reads 2022 Kickoff Discussion

VTReads Flier 118Elliot

Join three editors of “The Most Costly Journey” for a discussion about migration, farming, cartooning, and more. Panelists include Julia Doucet from the Open Door Clinic, Andy Kolovos from the Vermont Folklife Center, and cartoonist Marek Bennett. All were deeply involved in the development of the anthology of migrant farm worker comics that became our Vermont Reads 2022 choice. This in-person presentation will live streamed and recorded so those who can’t attend may view the discussion. An exhibit at 118 Elliot will share images and stories from migrant workers’ journeys here and of their lives on Vermont farms, brought together… Continue reading

Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams Outdoors at Brattleboro Union High School, May 17 – 10:30 AM

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jody Williams addressed Brattleboro Union High School students and interested public outdoors to kick-off a new WWAC-led partnership on youth programming with PeaceJam and Billion Acts of Peace at BUHS. Jody Williams received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work on a global treaty to eliminate landmines worldwide. She grew up in Brattleboro and attended the Green Street School where she says standing up to a bully helped shape the rest of her life. She graduated from the University of Vermont, the School for International Training and Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies.… Continue reading