Happy Sunday and a very warm welcome to the new members joining us for this week's email blast! Thank you so much for your commitment to social and environmental justice and your community. We are so happy to have you on board and we can't wait to see you at an upcoming event.
Weekly Events February 20th-26th, 2017
Youth For Change
A project of The Root Social Justice Center
Monday, February 20th, 2017 from 6pm - 8pm at The Root Social Justice Center (The Whetstone Studio for the Arts, 28 Williams St., Brattleboro, VT, 05301). First Floor.
Youth for Change will be hosting a public gathering to write letters and postcards of welcome to Syrian refugees that are arriving in Vermont. The youth have been inspired by other efforts throughout Vermont to extend explicit welcome to war refugees. They feel that these gestures are necessary to counter the perception of nationwide hostility to refugees that has been popularized during the election cycle and it’s aftermath.
Thank you for the wonderful feedback we received from our first email blast. We are grateful to be able to help connect Windham County people, groups, and organizations to one another. In addition, we're excited to announce the date for our Windham County Action Fair. We hope you'll be able to join us!
Weekly Events February 12th-19th, 2017
Parenting for Social Justice Chat
**STILL ON DESPITE SNOW**
Sunday February 12th, at the Putney Public Library (55 Main St, Putney, VT 05346). 10am-12noon.
This chat will focus on supporting each other and our children in social justice learning and action as we navigate the charged and challenging political climate of the new administration. Racial justice will be a topic of focus.
(We will have one more chat at the Putney Library - on March 19th. A new series begins at the Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro from 6-8pm on March 8th, April 12th, and May 10th.)
This project is a collaboration between The Putney Public Library and ACT for Social Justice. Light refreshments. Childcare is provided for kids ages 3 and up. Please RSVP to reserve a spot for your kids. For more information or to RSVP email Angela@act4socialjustice.com or call 802.254.3400.
Communication and Technology Safety Workshop
**STILL ON DESPITE SNOW -- THERE WILL BE A FOLLOW-UP FOR THOSE WHO CAN'T MAKE IT**
Sunday Feb 12, 2017 at the Winston Prouty Campus (Austine Drive, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). 2pm-4pm. Holton Hall, 4th floor.
If you use Facebook to connect with friends, use Google to do research or use text messages to make plans with family members your personal information and private communications are being collected, collated, sold, and searched. Our trainer has spent 25 years researching how it's done and how to protect against it. Topics he used to think were just for nerds and threats that were purely theoretical are now real and relevant to everyone. Folks can feel free to bring laptops or just a notebook and their curiosity. Come, listen, and ask questions. We'll be meeting on the 4th floor of Holton Hall which is the tallest building on the Winston Prouty (formerly Austine) Campus.