Weekly Email Update 8-28-17

Weekly Email Update 8-28-17

"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present."
Francis Bacon


Happy Sunday, weCANers! There are a lot of new additions to the calendar of events this week so let's get to work. 

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HAPPENING TODAY, SUNDAY, AUGUST 27th, 2017 in KEENE, NEW HAMPSHIRE

Be The Light
Hosted by St James Keene NH and Keene Interfaith Clergy
Sunday, August 27th, 2017 at 7:30pm.
Central Square at Main Street in Keene, New Hampshire
The Keene Interfaith Clergy Association invites you to surround the city in candlelight and love in response to the events in Charlottesville, VA. On Sunday, August 27 at 7:30pm, we will gather in Central Square for a welcome from Mayor Lane, followed by a prayer.

Here are the basic nuts and bolts for Sunday night:
Come prepared to know what we'll be doing by reading these points of info, and please share with others who are coming: 
Bring a candle if you canBring extras to share with others if you can. There will be candles available on Central Square, but we hope not to run out and having too many is better than not enough. We will gather in Central Square. If there are too many people to fit on the green, please stand on surrounding sidewalks - do not stand in the road. There will be a welcome from Mayor Lane and Senator Kahn. Rev. Worth will give an introduction and explain the logistics and then there will be a prayer offered by Rabbi LoewenthalTwo groups of line leaders will be pointed out. People will follow those leaders down each side of Main Street until the whole crowd is evenly spaced through the cityWe must allow traffic to flowOnly cross busy streets with the pedestrian lights or when there is no traffic at all. It's ok to have pauses in our procession for safety's sake. Please stay on the sidewalks as we walk down Main Street. The line will have breaks in it at cross streets. We all love to talk, but for the procession, people are asked to instead listen to the unique silence that can only be experienced when shared among a group of people being silent together. So please do your best to remain quiet without talking throughout the procession and candle ceremony. Just as we all did with the eclipse, when we are gazing together at something outside of us we are fully united as a community. Silence will help us focus on things larger than one another and will deepen our experience together. Once we are all in two long lines, the light will be passed, person to personPeople will say "Be the Light" to one another as they share the flame. Once everyone's candle is lit, we will observe a few moments of silent prayer in memory of those who have died from the effects of hatred. Then, those who have volunteered to help start the singing, who will have been assigned to stand near certain cross streets so that they are evenly spread out down the line, will get a phone call from the head of the square (please put your phone on vibrate!) They'll be listening to when we start the singing up by the square so that they can sing out from their point in the line at the same time. Hopefully, this way, we'll all get singing "This little light of mine" in unison. So be listening intently for people singing so you can join in!

This Little Light of Mine (5 verses, starting on a C pitch)

This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine...
All around Keene, I’m going to let it shine...
Hide it under a bushel - no! I’m going to let it shine...
Won’t let hatred blow it out, I’m going to let it shine...
This little light of ours, we’re going to let it shine...

We will then break into singing "Lean on Me" starting on an E pitch

Sometimes in our lives we all have pain 
We all have sorrow 
But if we are wise 
We know that there's always tomorrow
Lean on me, when you're not strong 
And I'll be your friend 
I'll help you carry on 
For it won't be long 
'Til I'm gonna need 
Somebody to lean on

You just call on me brother, when you need a hand 
We all need somebody to lean on 
I just might have a problem that you'll understand 
We all need somebody to lean on

Lean on me, when you're not strong 
And I'll be your friend 
I'll help you carry on 
For it won't be long 
'Til I'm gonna need 
Somebody to lean on

Here is probably the most challenging part: after singing that upbeat song, it's time to get quiet again. (which will be hard after singing Lean On Me - but you can do it!) Continue, then, to stand quietly as the light is extinguished one person to the next, each person turning to their neighbor as they extinguish their own candle and saying to them "You be the light." We will wait quietly until everyone's candle is out. When the whole line of candles is then extinguished, it's time to applaud and cheer! If you have brought your own candle, make sure you are careful about melted wax as you pack it up. If you got a small candle at the square, please look for our volunteers who will be wearing bring vests and carrying 5 gallon buckets to collect the candles. Please note - we told the fire chief that no one would be walking around with lit candles and that we would not put hot candles into public trash cans. Please either get your candle into a designated 5 gallon bucket or carefully take it home with you.
We hope you'll return home uplifted by the embrace of your community.


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HAPPENING TODAY, SUNDAY, AUGUST 27TH, 2017


Share the Harvest Stand 
sponsored by Edible Brattleboro
Sunday, August 27th, 2017 at the Elliott Street Park (on Elliot Street in Brattleboro, VT, 05301) from 11am-1pm.
You are invited to participate in Edible Brattleboro’s Share the Harvest stand where we will be sharing produce from our gardens as well as donated produce from local farmers and gardeners. The stand is set up at the Elliot Street Park every Sunday from 11am - 1pm; rain location - in front of Experienced Goods / Transportation Center on Flat Street. Everything is available to the community at no cost. 
We are happy to accept your donations from your garden - please drop off your surplus to our stand on Sundays as close to 11amas possible. We also need volunteers to keep this going throughout the season. Please visit http://signup.com/go/GmYCbae to sign up for a spot. It’s real easy to sign up, and your contact information is never shared. We need teams of two to glean at the Farmers’ Market on Saturdays or to operate the stand on Sundays. Brief descriptions of the tasks are on the sign-up site, and complete directions are provided via email. Brattleboro Time Traders can earn hours, too!

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Soul Food Sunday
hosted by The Root Social Justice Center
Sunday August 27th, 2017 at the Root Social Justice Center (The Whetstone Studio for the Arts, 28 Williams Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). 1pm-5:30pm. Free and Kid Friendly. The Root is a nut free and fragrance free space. 
This SFS join us for extended time and a BBQ potluck. Bring something for the grill or a side dish to share. For questions email us at therootsjc@gmail.com.
Soul Food Sundays is potluck gathering held once per month for people of color and their children living in or around southern Vermont to maintain a space for healing connection, solidarity and support. Because Vermont is one of the whitest states in the union, it is imperative for people of color to have a space maintained exclusively to foster resilience and vitality within their own community. Soul Food Sundays is dedicated to feeding the souls of people of color through the sharing of food, music, dance and stories and more. It is a space for us to share our hopes and dreams for the future of our community. Maintaining a gathering exclusively for people of color creates an open process of healing where we can feel safety, empathy and joy. It is open to all ages, abilities, gender and sexual preferences. Next Soul Food Sunday September 17th from 2:30pm-5:30pm.

Group of participants gathered in front of a xylophone

 



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HAPPENING THIS WEEK, MONDAY, AUGUST 28TH, 2017-SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD, 2017



The Healthcare Movie: Viewing and Discussion 
Monday August 28th, 2017 at the Putney Public Library (55 Main St, Putney, VT 05346). 
6pm-9pm.
Marvin Malik, MD of the Vermont chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP)will attend and facilitate discussion afterward.
This documentary provides the real story of how the health care systems in Canada and the United States evolved to be so completely different, when at one point they were essentially the same. Most people under the age of 50, in both countries, are not aware of the intensity of the political struggle that led to the universal medical care system in Canada. Nor are they aware of the public relations campaigns, still active today, that have been prevalent in the United States since the early 1900’s to dissuade the public from supporting national health care.
Produced by Canadian/American couple Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg, The Healthcare Movie reveals the personal and emotional impact on Canadians who now have access to universal health care because of the heroism of people who took a stand nearly 50 years ago. It also reveals the continuing struggle in the United States between the fear of government intervention and the right to quality health care for all people.
Every day people are dying or going bankrupt due to the ills of the United States system. Who are we in the face of this human tragedy? If you agree that people are more important than profits, then you must watch this film. 


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Letters-to-the-Editor for Healthcare Justice
sponsored by the Vermont Workers’ Center
Monday, Aug. 28th, 2017 at the Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room (2 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). 6:30pm-8:00 p.m. Please use the entrance at 7 Canal StreetFor more information please email windham@workerscenter.org or call 802-257-4436.
We will be discussing updates on campaign for universal healthcare in VT; Letter-writing template & training and assistance as needed. Learn how to turn your healthcare experiences and your vision for a just and equitable healthcare system into a letter-to-the-editor. Join the movement for a healthcare system that works for everyone!

  

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Vermont Workers’ Center Organizing Committee 
Tuesday, Aug. 29th, 2017 at the Root Social Justice Center (The Whetstone Studio for the Arts, 28 Williams Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301) from 6pm-8pm. Firs Floor. Doors open at 5:45pm. The Root is nut and fragrance free.
Organizing for the human right to healthcare and the rights of working people within a larger vision of achieving social and economic justice. All are welcome. For more info: email windham@workerscenter.org or call 802-257-4436.


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Planned Parenthood Volunteer Training
Wednesday August 30th, 2017 at Oak Meadow Learning Center (The Brooks Building, 132 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301) in the Meeting Room (2nd Floor). 6pm-7:30pm. Please RSVP to Lisa Ford at Lisa@cozyvtcabin.com.
Planned Parenthood Vermont Action Fund is organizing an official volunteer training in Brattleboro. Volunteers will ensure that our local clinic remain open and accessible to all Vermonters. Receive an introduction to the organization, learn about what is at stake for patients in Vermont, and the direct ways you can get involved. No obligation to volunteer required -- come and see if volunteering with Planned Parenthood is a meaningful commitment for you! Facilitator: Paige Feeser, VT Public Affairs Organizer for Planned Parenthood New England.



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Debating Our Rights, Part 3: The Right to Privacy
hosted by the Putney Public Library
Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 at the Putney Public Library (55 Main St in Putney, VT). 7pm-8:30pm. This event is free and open to the public.
The third installment of Debating Our Rights will take place at the Putney Public Library on Wednesday August 30th at 7 PM, with the focus on the right to privacy. Although privacy does not appear in the Constitution, this right finds it footholds in the Third and Fourth Amendments, with some purchase gained from the First and Ninth. 
While the Supreme Court expanded the right to be left alone through its decisions on birth control, abortion, and sodomy, it has also greatly limited privacy in the workplace with its rulings on sexual harassment. We will deliberate whether it is worth losing privacy to prevent hostile environments. We will also consider the effects of social media on our expectations of privacy. 
Meg Mott, Putney Town Moderator and Professor of Politics, will be facilitating the discussion, using the basic principles of deliberation: providing accessible information; encouraging various perspectives; pushing for the reasons behind a point of view; and maintaining respectful discourse.
“Americans are having a hard time talking across the political divide," explained Mott. "We're great at thrusting signs in each other's faces, but not so good at weighing and considering the options. These discussions are an effort to practice the fundamentals of democracy."
The Fifth Amendment will be debated on September 27th at 7PM at the Putney Public Library. Subsequent rights will be discussed on following Last Wednesdays.

Photo of Meg Mott


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Protest Vigil at TD Bank
sponsored by Post Oil Solutions
Friday, September 1st, 2017 (and every Friday) in front of TD Bank Brattleboro (215 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). Noon-1:00pm. Signs will be provided.
TD is a major investor in Tar Sands. TD helps to fund the Dakota Access Pipeline. The State of Vermont Keeps Most of Our Cash in TD.
What You Can You Do (besides attending the vigils):
If you’re a TD depositor, change banks!
If you’re a Vermonter, demand that state funds not be deposited with a bank investing in fossil fuels.
Contact your state legislators to support the bills in the House & Senate calling for a commission to explore the possibility of a State Bank.
Founded in 2005, Post Oil Solutions is a 501c3 community organizing project in Southeastern Vermont whose mission is to help empower the people of the Central Connecticut River Valley bioregion to develop sustainable, resilient , collaborative, and socially just communities leading to a self- and community-sufficient post petroleum society. For more information please contact bereal@vermontel.net or 802.869.2141.


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A Meditative Vigil of Lovingkindness
sponsored by Post Oil Solutions
Friday, September 1st, 2017 at Wells Fountain (Main Street near the intersection of Routes 30 and 9 in Brattleboro, VT, 05301) from 5pm-6pm. 
Please join us in providing a meditative presence for the loving, compassionate society we are seeking. All are welcome to join us for a few minutes or for the entire hour. These silent vigils will be held under a banner that reads
“May All Beings Be Free Of Pain And Suffering, May All Beings Know Peace And Happiness.”
All too often, when we become caught up in the evil and negativity of our world, we can lose sight of the importance of expressing and simply being our inherent heart values. Although silent, our Vigil of Lovingkindness is intended to give voice to these values that are the foundation of a wholesome society, and to speak up for the compassionate alternative that they represent.
People may stand, sit or kneel, as they see fit. Please bring a chair, cushion, mat, or whatever you are comfortable with.
For further information, or if you wish to be part of a contact list that will inform people of future Lovingkind Vigils, please forward your name, e-mail address, and phone number to: bereal@vermontel.net or 802.869.2141.


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Free Health Screenings 
sponsored by The Vermont Workers’ Center’s Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign 
Friday, September 1st, 2017 at the Restless Rooster (134 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301) in the Parking Lot as part of Brattleboro’s Monthly Gallery Walk.
The VT Workers’ Center’s Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign is offering free health screenings at the F.E.E.T. Neighbors Pole Painting Gallery Walk Exhibit. Local nurses will provide blood pressure and blood glucose screenings, and we’ll have information about local health resources as well as an opportunity to weigh in on what health means to you and how you’d like our healthcare system to work. Stop by anytime between 5:30pm and 7:30pm!

 

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We Celebrate Democracy/Civil Rights For All Banner Hanging  
Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 on Main Street in Brattleboro, VT at 8am-9am. 
We are Woody Bernhard and Susan Kunhardt of Marlboro Vermont. With the help of many supporters we are thankful to have been able to make the banner and fly it over Main Street for one week  in April and in June and to carry it in the 4th of July parade. We are now fundraising to fly the banner over Main Street in Brattleboro from Sunday Sept 3rd to the 10th.
We need: A $600 Hanging Fee for hanging the banner and $50 for the Vendors Permit, for a gallery walk fundraiser for the banner raising that we held in front of Vermont Artisan Designs on August 4. We have received $55 in donations so far, so we need to raise $595, about sixty $10 donations. Any over-funding will be donated to Brattleboro Area Hospice. This time the banner will be up by itself above the center of the street. The fire company will hang the banner starting at 8 am. It takes about an hour. Come and see the banner go up. Come and show your support for continuing to make this positive statement that we stand for democracy in the face fascism and corporate tyranny. True democracy with equal civil rights for all is love and sharing and caring and helping. Join us. Stand with us to send the message: Democracy is one big valentine to all the people. Thank you for your support. To donate got to: Go fund me We Celebrate Democracy. Contact: woodyandsusan@gmail.com  or call 802 464 3154.

Civil Rights Banner in front of the Bratt Post Office

 

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Share the Harvest Stand 
sponsored by Edible Brattleboro
Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 at the Elliott Street Park (on Elliot Street in Brattleboro, VT, 05301) from 11am-1pm.
You are invited to participate in Edible Brattleboro’s Share the Harvest stand where we will be sharing produce from our gardens as well as donated produce from local farmers and gardeners. The stand is set up at the Elliot Street Park every Sunday from 11am - 1pm; rain location - in front of Experienced Goods / Transportation Center on Flat Street. Everything is available to the community at no cost. 
We are happy to accept your donations from your garden - please drop off your surplus to our stand on Sundays as close to 11amas possible. We also need volunteers to keep this going throughout the season. Please visit http://signup.com/go/GmYCbae to sign up for a spot. It’s real easy to sign up, and your contact information is never shared. We need teams of two to glean at the Farmers’ Market on Saturdays or to operate the stand on Sundays. Brief descriptions of the tasks are on the sign-up site, and complete directions are provided via email. Brattleboro Time Traders can earn hours, too!


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Rights & Democracy Labor Day Celebrations with Bernie Sanders!
(Both family friendly with food, music and speeches from Bernie and statewide social justice leaders)
Upper Valley Labor Day Celebration
When: Monday, September 4 at 3pm-5pm
Where: 167 Maple St, White River Junction, VT
Middlebury Labor Day Celebration
When: Monday, September 4 at 4pm-7pm
Where: Town Green, Middlebury, VT
Rights & Democracy presents an afternoon of music, food, and political action with special guest US Sen. Bernie Sanders!
The Labor Day Celebration will mark the second anniversary of Rights & Democracy, your local grassroots organization that is bringing the political revolution to communities throughout Vermont, and supporting candidates across the state who will push for a lasting, progressive in Montpelier.
All summer, Rights & Democracy has been holding community forums to build a true people's agenda in Vermont as we head into the 2018 election.
Nationally, Sanders' Our Revolution has been building momentum behind their People's Platform.
Join us and hear from Bernie and local progressive leaders about legislative issues like raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, enacting paid family and medical leave, universal primary care, energy democracy, and much more.
Find out what you can do next to keep up the fight in our community and in Vermont to put people and the planet over profits.
Together We Win!


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UPCOMING EVENTS


Burned: Are Trees the New Coal? 
(A Sneak Preview)
hosted by Burned: Are Trees the New Coal?
Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at 118 Elliot Street (118 Elliot Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3275). 7pm-9:30pm. Entrance by donation at the door.
Alan Dater & Lisa Merton's film BURNED tells the little-known story of the accelerating destruction of our forests for fuel, and probes the policy loopholes, huge subsidies, and blatant green washing of the burgeoning biomass power industry. A dedicated group of forest activists, ecologists, carbon scientists, and concerned citizens fight to establish the enormous value of our forests, protect their communities, debunk this false solution to climate change, and alter energy policy both in the US and abroad. It’s not too late.
Join us for a Q & A with the filmmakers, Associate Producer Chris Hardee, Composer Ty Gibbons, and Mary Booth from Partnership for Policy Integrity. 

burned out trees with the words BURNED across it

 

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Community Rights Awareness Workshop
presented by the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) and sponsored by Post Oil Solutions & Rights and Democracy
Sunday, September 10th, 2017 at the Brattleboro Food Coop (2 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301) in the Community Room (please use the entrance at 7 Canal Street). 10am-1pm.  FREE, but registration required: bereal@vermontel.netRefreshments will be provided. 
In this workshop, we take an in-depth look at how political and legal structures have been set up to protect the interests of an elite wealthy minority, at the expense of the majority of people and community self-government. We’ll look at how corporations have received more rights and protections than real people living in communities. Most importantly, we’ll look at how communities have pushed back against these oppressive structures to reclaim democratic self-government in their communities, and at the state level with a proposed Community Rights Amendment.

 

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No Retreat- A Putney Huddle Mini Retreat
hosted by The Putney Huddle
Sunday, September 17th, 2017 at the Green Mountain Camp (565 Green Mountain Camp Rd, Dummerston, VT 05301). 10am-2pm.
Carpooling from the Putney Park & Ride (by the fire station). Meet at 9:30am. We'll wait until 9:35am before leaving. There will not be childcare at this event.
The Putney Huddle presents a day of relaxed learning, fun, food, and connection. Whether you have been a part of the Huddle or are just interested in partaking, you are welcome to join us as we explore through listening and activity many aspects of being involved in local politics and activism, guided by those deep in the movements.
Featuring Vermont’s All Stars
-Poet, Activist, and Guilford Selectboard Member, Verandah Porche
-Senator Rebecca Balint
-Activist and Author, Ann Braden
-Environmental Activist and Contender for Governor James Ehlers
Along with representation from Rights and Democracy, Sister District, The Putney Democrats, The Local Love Brigade, and many more.
Chair Massages from Collin Leech, Tacos By Tito or brown bag lunch.
Please keep in mind that this is at a camp. The paths between bathrooms and buildings are all dirt. We are invited for this meeting as guests. We must be respectful of the land and clean up after ourselves. We are still seeking volunteers for set up and clean up.

No Retreat Putney Huddle Informational Postcard

 


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Progressive Party of Vermont Biennial Reorganization Meeting 
Tuesday, September 26th, 2017. Brooks Memorial Library,  Library Local History Room on the Mezzanine Floor. (224 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301). 6pm.
There are currently seven Progressives in the House, three in the Senate and two holding state office, the Lieutenant Governor and the Auditor. It holds the most elected seats in the country for a third party. The Progressive Party expects its candidates to support and advance its principles ((http://progressiveparty.org/principles/) and platform ((http://progressiveparty.org/vpp-platform/) and we will be discussing our organizational practices at this meeting. 


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Freedom March
Wednesday, September 27th at Pliny Park (Corner of High and Main Streets, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). 5pm-5:45pm. Speakers Anna Stevens and Ellen Schwartz will speak 15 minutes before the March. 
Join us on a Freedom March to demand prison reform and to encourage our State Government to work to reduce the prison population here in Vermont. Speaking at a 15 minute rally before the March will be Anna Stevens of Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform and Brattleboro resident Ellen Schwartz. Schwartz is president of the Vermont Workers Center whose mission is "taking action on issues of concern to people most impacted by economic and social injustice." For more information, please call Eesha Williams at (802) 254-2531 or e-mail ewilliams@ValleyPost.org.

 

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IN DEVELOPMENT

 

Impeachment Rally
Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at the Vermont State House (115 State St, Montpelier, VT 05633). Time TBD. 
Join us for a PEACEFUL PROTEST to be held in Montpelier, VT, at the Vermont State House (115 State St, Montpelier, VT 05633). 12pm to 5pm (tentative).
Our immediate goal - to get Phil Scott, Bernie Sanders, Patrick Leahy, and Peter Welch to take up the call for Impeachment proceedings based on Trump's "intimidation, failure to supervise, and unbecoming conduct." Donald J.Trump’s leadership poses a threat to the peace and safety of our nation on both national and international levels. His immoral reputation and misconduct are an embarrassment and threat to the freedoms this country stands for and will not be tolerated by United States citizens.
Sign the petition: https://www.change.org/p/the-people-impeach-donald-j-trump
Do you have questions or are wondering what you can do to help organize, get the word out, and prepare? Contact Sarah Vitale at 802.246.7603 or email her at mamahospital@gmail.com.

 

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STANDING REGULAR MEETINGS

 

 

350Brattleboro Regular Meetings
350 Brattleboro will be taking a break from our regular schedule for July and August. We will return to our regular meeting times from September onwards. To be kept in the loop follow us at 
facebook.com/350brattleboro and sign up for our email list by emailing brattleboro@350vt.org. Thanks!

  

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Lost River Racial Justice, Black Lives Matter-South, and People Of Color Caucus Regular Meetings
Reoccurring racial justice organizing meetings every 2nd Monday at The Root Social Justice Center (The Whetstone Studio of the Arts, 28 Williams Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301) on the First Floor. 
6pm-8pm. 
Childcare provided. Fragrance & nut free space.  

 

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SKILLED VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

 

Childcare as a Radical Act: Sign up to Provide Childcare! 
The Family Solidarity Action Network is moving forward with their next big effort to support families in local activism: a collective of folks to provide childcare for local activist meetings or events. If you or someone you know would be able and willing to offer childcare (as a volunteer, or paid) for meetings and events please fill out this spreadsheet:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YGVI8wECe4ZDdghtAG147j7ktwgB_J5ZoWUPkwGrOhM/edit#gid=0
We are looking for people young and old with varying degrees of experience.  Having a large pool of people to call on will make it much easier for organizers to arrange childcare for meetings, allowing for more voices of families with young children to participate in local activism!  We will then be making this list available to other local organizations so we can be sure that childcare doesn't have to be a barrier to participation for anyone. 

 

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VOLUNTEER AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT OPPORTUNITIES

 

Sister District 
Here is an update from the Vermont district team:
SisterDistrict Soup
We currently offer a monthly soup subscription to benefit either SisterDistrict directly or our current candidate (subscriber's choice!) and we are considering extending our offering into this Fall/Winter; if you would be interested in subscribing to a monthly soup offering please use this form to get in touch! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfU1Vv1oJRgTBATJ8TTp8vHUaGFIz0coVCVe28gYVOrK9K-BQ/viewform?c=0&w=1 
For more information please email svtsisterdistrict@gmail.com or diane.shamas@gmail.com
In addition to raising money to help get our nation onto a better trajectory, we are also committed to providing you the most delicious and locally-sourced soup that we can. Vegetarian, gluten- and dairy-free options will be available. 
There is no reason that you can't eat well and resist at the same time!
SisterDistrict is an organization that connects you with your local home district team to work on Sister Races in Virginia, Washington State, and Georgia. The goal? To turn Red states Blue. Support these critical races by donating to them and sharing about them on social media. Or, get in on the fun by joining your local district team for even more action items! 

 

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Exchange Student Hosts Wanted
PAX (Program of Academic Exchange Vermont)
 is looking for families who are interested in hosting a high school exchange student for Brattleboro HS and Bellows Falls for the upcoming school year.  Clara is one such student, a 15 year old girl from Spin whose interests include skiing, scouting and gymnastics.  Could you open your home to one of these students? Host families come in all shapes and sizes - they represent the diversity of American culture, with varied economic, religious and racial backgrounds. Among those who truly enjoy the exchange experience are parents looking to give their families a glimpse of the world and introduce them to new customs and cultures, without having to travel the globe.
Many of our host families do not have high school age children, while others have adult children who no longer live at home. They say that hosting an exchange student gives them an opportunity to enrich their own lives and connect with their community in a whole new way.
If you've considered hosting but have questions, please contact Kimberly at keckhardt08@gmail.com or 802-824-3792.

 

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ONGOING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING

 

Indigo Radio
Sundays at 12pm on Brattleboro Community Radio 107.7FM
To stream live: Visit 
www.wvew.org 
Indigo Radio, deepening understanding and making connections!
IndigoRadio is a group of area educators seeking to learn through engaging with others in our community and throughout the world. We will be talking about educational and social issues both globally and locally and connecting them to our lives and Brattleboro community.
Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/indigoradiowvew/
For archive recordings of past shows: https://soundcloud.com/user-654648353



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Democracy, Eventually 
WVEW 107.7FM, Brattleboro Community Radio Station
You can listen to recorded and archived episodes here: https://soundcloud.com/democracy-eventually and you can find us on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/democracyeventually/ and on Twitter here @Democrazeee.
We are Democracy, Eventually a radio show covering local, state, and underreported national news stories from a progressive analysis. We air live on WVEW 107.7FM LP Brattleboro Community Radio Station. 


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Thank you for showing up this and every week for Justice. Our country needs you now more than ever. 


Your Friendly WeCAN Admins,
Ann and Joanna