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  • Lesley Dyson
    commented 2020-02-17 00:19:47 -0500
    Hi, Are there any carpools from Southern Vermont to Montpelier for the Gun Legislation currently under consideration in Vermont: Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 5:00-7:00 p.m., State House, Montpelier? From Brattleboro, Bennington, Wilmington areas? Thanks.
  • Evan and Alex
    commented 2020-02-05 10:41:57 -0500
    Hi There, I was wondering if there is a way to share this message with your subscribers?


    • HELP **** NEED SOME ON THE GROUND HELP IN TOWNSHEND. Are there any members in this group that are Townshend residents? If not, any that are in bordering towns?



    I am the founder of a group called Rename Negro Brook Alliance. We have been working hard to build consensus and allyship around renaming Negro Brook (yes, it’s a real place that runs through the Townshend State Forest). We are committed to deconstructing the narrative that African Americans were not amongst Vermont’s first founders and reversing black and brown erasure from Vermont history.

    We have identified an African-American family who were Revolutionary War beneficiaries and fought against the British who lived in Townshend even before it became a town in 1792. Vermont is one of the only states with only 1 identified race-based place name in the USGIS database—meaning we could be the first state to get to ZERO.

    Our initial appeal was denied and we are addressing the failure points the Board of Libraries cited. Here is what we need:

    1. Residents of Townshend who can write letters of support specifically addressing our petition language and we would need to counsel you on what needs to be included and where to send it.

    2. Residents of either Townshend or nearby that would be willing to take our petition to Townshend and gather some signatures (not many are needed)—a few hours of your time should be all that it needs.

    3. Residents of Townshend who can sign the petition.

    4. After all 3 of those are handled, we’d ask that you engage some local entities in supporting our petition.

    We have broad support from a variety of social justice organizations and leaders but without support from within and around Townshend this petition will likely fail again. Unfortunately, we are a Burlington-based organization and are considered “outsiders” …

    THIS PETITION WILL FAIL WITHOUT THIS HELP. Please help us undo this damage, bring to all Vermonters the story of the family who thrived there, and to make Vermont’s state park’s welcoming and affirming to everyone.

    PLEASE E-MAIL US AT renamenegrobrookalliance@gmail.com

    THANK YOU!
  • Lucy Congleton
    commented 2019-03-05 19:27:27 -0500
    Hi! I am Lucy, BUHS class of 2018. I’ve been following WeCAN’s newsletter for a few years and it’s been really inspiring.

    I’m organizing a Greta-Thunberg inspired rally for next Friday, March 15 with a few current BUHS students and some homeschoolers and would be thrilled if WeCAN would help spread the word about it!


    Across the world, youth are gathering on March 15 to focus the attention of local, state and national legislators on protecting our resources and environment. Join young people of southern Vermont to demand that lawmakers do what they can to steer us from climate disaster, and protect our frontline communities who are already suffering the consequences of it. Gather peacefully to share ideas and ensure that future generations can live to experience a healthy natural world.

    Help us make space for the voices of our students, a considerable portion of our community, many of whom are too young to vote.


    The first rally will gather in front of Brattleboro Union High School from 7:40 am- 8:45 am.


    Can’t make it in the morning? Join the following rallies on the same day:

    Noon-1 pm – Join climate school strikers at Pliny Park (they’ve been striking there on Fridays since December!)


    4 pm – 5 pm – Pliny Park climate mass action. Everyone encouraged to come and make your voice heard.


    Bring signs, songs, and knowledge. Bring your stories and passions. Bring respectful arguments, and a willingness to listen.

    Hope to see you there!
  • Francie Marbury
    commented 2018-10-11 22:16:52 -0400
    Putney Area CASP (Community Asylum Seekers Project)) will meet on Thursday, October 25, 6:30pm at the Putney Friends Meeting House. Simple potluck supper and planning/strategizing meeting.
  • nicholas biddle
    commented 2018-09-07 20:45:04 -0400
    Announcement. River Garden Bag Lunch Series — Democracy Forum, September 12, Noon to 1 pm at the River Garden, Brattleboro.

    When Do We Call It Fascism?

    Tim Kipp and Nick Biddle will review authoritarian tendencies in American history and culture with an eye toward identifying components of fascism. Widening income disparity, declining faith in democratic process, resurging racism and a shrinking middle-class induce resentment, intolerance and rage. Opportunist elites take advantage of these conditions to promote autocratic policies. The maxims of civilization — reason, dialogue and compromise — fall away. Fascistic tyranny arises. How far along that path is the United States today? Come find out what we, and you, think about this unfortunate but unavoidable question.

    Tim Kipp is a longtime activist and retired Social Studies Teacher at Brattleboro High School.

    Nick Biddle is co-owner of Artrageus1 in Brattleboro.
  • George Carvill
    commented 2018-02-24 13:56:57 -0500
    POSTPONED — Based on the weather forecast for Sunday, All Souls UU at West Village Meeting House has cancelled all activity for Sunday, Feb. 25. The church’s SEAC committee plans to show the film “Mirrors of Privilege” at a later date.
  • Spoon Agave
    commented 2017-11-26 20:04:49 -0500
    I’d like to post a notice for a meeting on December 11th but nothing I see tells me how to do that.
  • Spoon Agave
    commented 2017-11-26 20:04:49 -0500
    I’d like to post a notice for a meeting on December 11th but nothing I see tells me how to do that.
  • Diana Williams
    commented 2017-10-31 05:25:09 -0400
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  • Woody Bernhard
    commented 2017-09-22 17:07:01 -0400
  • Morgan Mahdavi
    commented 2017-09-17 10:19:00 -0400
  • Thom Parker
    commented 2017-06-12 01:09:59 -0400
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  • Rosalyn Shaoul
    commented 2017-04-24 09:17:29 -0400
    I represent the Windham World Affairs Council. We host free monthly events that inform the public about important world affairs issues. I recently spoke with Patricia Whalen who suggested that we could submit our events to your Weekly Update list. Can you let me know if that will be possible, and if so, can you explain the process?
  • Woody Bernhard
    commented 2017-04-20 16:00:44 -0400
    Global Love Day is May 1st, since 2004. If the light of love fights the darkness of hate we should all check this out.
  • George Carvill
    commented 2017-04-13 09:16:26 -0400
    Song & Solidarity will NOT meet this Sunday, April 16.
  • Spoon Agave
    commented 2017-03-03 00:39:43 -0500
    Is there room for another table? I’d like to set one up for the Progressive Party
  • Vicky Senni
    commented 2017-02-20 17:31:09 -0500
    Hi! I’m wondering if Let’s Grow Kids can participate in the WeCAN Action Fair on March 19th? Either way, I’ll be there with bells on and looking forward to it!

    Thank you,

    Vicky Senni
  • Lynn Haas
    commented 2017-02-20 14:33:30 -0500
    Wondering if someone on this list knows who organized the protest at Highgate border crossing and is there some way we can support them. Seems important.
  • Spoon Agave
    commented 2017-02-08 11:45:52 -0500
    Progressive Party Quarterly Meeting; Sunday February 19th; 1-4 pm; Edmunds Elementary School; 229 Main St, Burlington. Open to all. Only members can vote.
  • Becky Karush
    commented 2017-02-07 07:12:12 -0500
    I’d love to be on the mailing list!
  • Caitlin Adair
    commented 2017-02-05 06:34:00 -0500
    We have just started a political action group for the Earth. It is so new it does not have a name. In Westminster West, meeting Fridays from 5 to 6 at the West West Library or the church if the library is not available on a given Friday. Contact person: Caitlin Adair, caitlin@sanctuaryvermont.com, 802-387-5779