Weekly Update 4.9.18

Weekly Update 4.9.18

"The Spring wakes us, nurtures us, and revitalizes us. How often does your Spring come? If you are a prisoner of the calendar it comes once a year. If you are creating authentic power it comes frequently or very frequently."
 Gary Zukav

Happy weekend, WeCAN Family. We have more than a few new listings this week so please take a moment and scroll down to discover a variety of unique opportunities, classes, and events. Have a wonderful week and we look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

HAPPENING TODAY SUNDAY, APRIL 8th, 2018

“We Celebrate Democracy/Civil Rights For All” Banner Raising and Candlelight Vigil 
Sponsored by the We Celebrate Democracy Project: Woody Bernhard, Susan Kunhardt and Friends
Banner Raising:
Sunday, April 8th, 2018 at the Intersection of High and Main Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301. 8am. 

The We Celebrate Democracy/Civil Rights for All banner will be hung for one week over Main Street in Brattleboro beginning early Sunday morning the 8th of April. We are: Woody Bernhard and Susan Kunhardt of Marlboro, Vermont. We are dedicated to positive non-violent public action promoting Democracy and Civil Rights. We are fundraising for an anniversary solo flight of  the "We Celebrate Democracy/Civil Rights For All" banner over Main Street in Brattleboro from Sunday, April 8th, to Sunday the 15th and to hold an anniversary "Light a Candle for Democracy" candle light vigil at Pliny Park, High and Main streets in Brattlleboro, Vermont at 7:25 p.m. (sunset) on April 8th. We need to raise $380:  A $300 hanging fee for the Fire Department to hang the banner, and $80 for permits ($75) and supplies ($5) for the candle light vigil. Please make a small donation. Please join us.
We will be there to watch the banner go up on the morning of April 8th. The fire company hangs main street banners at High & Main streets in Brattleboro, on Sunday mornings at 8 a.m. or a little after. The Works will be open. The vigil later that evening begins at sunset (7:25pm) in Pliny Park, Main and High Streets in Brattleboro Vermont. Bring a candle; we will have some there, too. In order to stand up to the bullies in our society we say at all our events: "All people who attend this event agree to be nonviolent in word and in deed."
This is the anniversary of the first banner raising and "Light a Candle For Democracy" candlelight vigil . We raised funds to have the banner made by Ann Brush of Starksboro Vt. We raised funds to fly the banner over Main Street in Brattleboro in 2017 on April 23rd, June 25, September 3rd and October 8th. We also held a candle light vigil for democracy at Pliny Park on the 23rd of April 2017, and 40 of us marched and carried the banner in the Brattleboro 4th of July parade. It was also up on Martin Luther King Day week, 2018. It will be hung again on Main Street on April 8th, on the week before the 4th of July, on Labor Day and on Columbus Day/Indigenous People's Day. We have made postcards from pictures of supporters holding the banner at the Brattleboro, Marlboro and Putney post offices. The cards are available at the Marlboro and Brattleboro town offices, and at the Brooks Memorial Library.
We Celebrate Democracy / Civil Rights For All banner projects are funded by small local donations. Please make a small donation to "WCD/CRFA", POB 6231, Brattleboro VT, 05302. Any over-funding will be donated to Brattleboro Area Hospice. Since April 2017, we have donated $358 to Hospice. THANK YOU FOR DONATING!

civil rights banner


Candlelight Vigil: 
Sunday, April 8th, 2018 at Pliny Park (Main & High Streets, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). 7:25pm (Sunset). Email woodyandsusan@gmail.com or call (802) 464-3154 for more information. 
The WE CELEBRATE DEMOCRACY/CIVIL RIGHTS FOR ALL banner will be hung for one week over Main Street in Brattleboro beginning early Sunday morning the 8th of April. 
Democracy is the light of the world. But the Dark Force is trying to put it out. Stand up for democracy. Stand with people all around the world who cherish the promise of Democracy. We will gather at Pliny Park and light our candles for Democracy, hold a silent vigil, then listen to  some speeches, sing some songs and finish up around 8:30pm. If you would like to speak or sing a song or two please let us know. In order to stand up to the bullies in our society, we always say at our events: All who attend agree to act nonviolently in word and deed. To donate to "WCD/CRFA", POB 6231, Brattleboro,VT,05301.

candlelight

______

 

Democracy in Theory, Democracy in Brattleboro and Its Applications: An Exploration of the Town Meeting and the Town Charter   
Sunday, April 8th, 2018 at 145 Green Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301. 1pm.
For more information please call Spoon Agave at (802) 257-0533.
Most would probably agree we enjoyed another successful Representative Town Meeting; a little long, perhaps, but also little wasted time.  It does get tough late in the day but, well, that’s a good discussion for another time.  In any case we knocked out a lot of business, resolved or worked on some long standing issues and generally could depart with a reasonable sense of accomplishment.  I felt some rich moments of genuine community spirit and cohesiveness.  That’s worth a lot. Could the meeting have accomplished much more (in the same or less time)?  Not just this meeting, perhaps, but the RTM organ itself?  What does RTM actually do?  Can it and/or should it do things we’ve never considered?  What is its powers and are we fully exercising them?  Whose meeting is it?  Who sets the agenda and why?  Can it take a different shape to do different things?  Is its role sufficient?  Can it approach problems that are considered inadequately in other places or not at all?  Who determines what responsibilities RTM should take on?
As you can see there is a host of very interesting questions.  They relate to the principles and elements of democracy itself.  The warp and woof of the fabric of our society.  Of our very community.  As we reshape or re-interpret the elements of our democracy (make new laws and rules) we correspondingly change the way we live.  The way we relate to one another.  It’s not easy to see that connection but when one does it alters how we look at ourselves and community.  It is too often said, as we tackle certain municipal problems, that we are helpless.  That we are at the mercy of forces beyond our control.  Developing a clearer understanding of democracy begins to create a sense or picture that we have more power and control, as a community, than we thought we did.
On Sunday, April 8th, after 1pm, my doors will be open to any and all who are drawn to discuss and learn more about this subject.  It will be a slightly guided conversation.   Let me know if you‘re interested.  I’ll make a big pot of coffee if there’s a good bunch of people.  If there are too many people I’ll try to figure out a different venue if possible.  There can also be a second session.  Bring a friend.

 

______

 

HAPPENING THIS WEEK MONDAY, APRIL 9th, 2018-SUNDAY, APRIL 15th, 2018

 

Youth Power Snack & Yak
Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 at 16 Washington Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301. 6:30pm.
The BCS Youth Vote amendment will allow youth 16 and 17 to vote on local issues, to serve on the school board, be a  representative town meetings. The process requires a petition, a local vote and then state approval.
Brattleboro Common Sense is offering training and orientation for the Youth Vote campaign: Let Youth Vote and Hold Public Office! 

 

______

 

Public Hearing on the sale of VT Yankee hosted by the VT Public Utility Commission

Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at the Brattleboro Union High School multi-purpose room (131 Fairground Road, Brattleboro, VT 05301). 7:00pm. Please use the East side entrance past the gymnasium for entrance. At 6pm, prior to the 7pm public hearing, the Vermont Department of Public Service will host an information session.

"In Re: Joint Petition of NorthStar Decommissioning Holdings, LLC, NorthStar Nuclear Decommissioning Company, LLC, NorthStar Group Services, Inc., LVI Parent Corporation, NorthStar Group Services, Inc., LVI Parent Corporation, NorthStar Group Holdings, LLC, Entergy Nuclear Vermont Investment Company, LLC and Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., and any other necessary affiliated entities to transfer ownership of Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, LLC, and for certain ancillary approvals, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. §§ 107, 231, and 232"

For more information on the sale of VT Yankee go to www.safeandgreencampaign.org/

 

______

 

 

Protest Vigil at TD Bank
sponsored by Post Oil Solutions
Friday, April 13th, 2018 (and every Friday) in front of TD Bank Brattleboro (215 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). 12pm-1pm. 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!
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.

 

______

 

Let’s Grow Kids Action Team Meeting : Power Mapping / Pathways of Influence
Friday, April 13th, 2018 in the Brattleboro Food Coop (2 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301) in the Community Room (use the 7 Canal Street Entrance). 12pm–1:30pm. Anyone who is passionate about creating positive, lasting change for Vermont children is welcome. Lunch will be provided! Check us out at www.letsgrowkids.org. For more information or to RSVP, please contact me by phone: 802-793-2744 or by email: vicky@letsgrowkids.org.  
Together we'll learn about power mapping, and how we can connect lawmakers to our issue.  We’ll also discuss the current legislative session as it relates to affordable access to high-quality child care in Vermont. Bring a laptop/tablet, or let me know if you need one. The research is clear that children who have high-quality early learning and development opportunities experience greater success in school, relationships, and life. 

 

______

 

The Bi-Weekly Solidarity Vigil
sponsored by Post Oil Solutions
Friday, April 13th, 2018 at the Windham Hotel Corner (across from the Flat Iron Cafe) in Bellow’s Falls, VT. 1pm-2pm.
A vigil of community, solidarity and diversity.
We are one cause of peace, freedom & social justice for all living beings.
Bring signs expressing your passion and concerns.

 

______

 

Community Meal, Health Fair, and Meeting on Health Care Issues
hosted by the Vermont Workers’ Center
Friday, April 13th, 2018 at the Centre Congregational Church (193 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). 5:15pm-8pm. Rides, childcare, and ASL interpretation available upon request. For more information please call (802) 257-4436 or email windham@workerscenter.org.
On April 13, the Vermont Workers’ Center will host a health fair and community meeting on health care issues accompanied by a free community meal. This event will take place from 5:15pm-8:00pm at the Centre Congregational Church; blood pressure and blood glucose screenings by registered nurses will be available, as well as other mutual aid and healthcare resources.
Having trouble getting the care you need? Concerned about cuts in services? Questions about healthcare? This meeting will include information and an opportunity to connect with others in the community on the (in)justice of our healthcare system and to discuss how we can make a difference.

 

______

 

Emilie Kornheiser for State Representative Campaign Kick-Off Party!
Saturday, April 14th, 2018 at American Traders (257 Marlboro Road, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). 4pm-6pm.
Have you heard that saying, “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for”? Our sister in activism, Emilie Kornheiser, is running for State Representative of District 1 in Brattleboro, and her whole campaign is about bringing people together to solve the problems in our communities. She has the amazing ability to have grand visions and very particular solutions. While the nuts and bolts of community building and governance are her wheelhouse, she is also the kind of inspirational, transformative leader this moment calls for. And she throws an amazing party. We’ll have music, tasty food, activities for kids, and plenty of conversation about our vision for community in our district, in Brattleboro, and in Vermont.
Don’t take our word for it. Come to the Campaign Kickoff on April 14th, 4pm-6pm, and join the conversation.

emilie picture and event details

______

 

Deeper Than Skin: Building Bridges with Music
Saturday, April 14th, 2018 at All Souls’ Unitarian Universalist Church (29 South St, Brattleboro, VT 05301). Time TBD.
From their website: Reggie and Greg were born three days apart, both with family ancestry flowing through the same portal of American history, Richmond, VA. They are now on a pilgrimage together - one that began three decades ago. The racial divisions that are the reality of America started each of them in two very different worlds. But, the amazing bonds of music, mutual respect, sheer admiration, and shared vision have brought them together as friends and colleagues. 
Their stories together form a unique American experience. The music that flows from their lives is powered by unadorned truth, raw and riveting, beautiful and up-lifting. Echoing Gandhi, they believe that in telling our truths, we are able to rise up from the past and build bridges to the each other, and to the future.

 

______

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Elections for NAACP Windham County Branch
Thursday, April 19th, 2018 at Center Church Parlor (193 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301). 5:30pm-7pm.
We are excited to announce that the NAACP is hosting its first election since it became an official chapter in this area of Vermont. We tabled last year at a Winston Prouty School event, which was wonderful, and it helped us gain a lot of new memberships. Now, we are holding elections on April 19th at Center Church in downtown Brattleboro and would like to get the word out. 
Your votes matter so please come and bring a friend! Thanks for your support.

 

______

 

Climate Change Café presents
An Indigenous Perspective on Today's Environmental Challenges
a project of Post Oil Solutions
Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at Brooks Memorial Library (224 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301).
6pm-8pm. FREE. Light Refreshments Available. For information please email bereal@vermontel.net.
By way of exploring an indigenous perspective on today's environmental challenges, Rich will consider the original people of our immediate region, the Sokoki Abenaki, and their relationship with the land and water, as an exemplar. We will take a look at how colonization began, and continues, to effect change and to whom. He will examine the cultural values of relationship and reciprocity, exemplified through connection and community, and how this differs from the mainstream dominant culture. Lastly, a parallel will be made between the larger, better-known actions for positive change, such as DAPL and Standing Rock, and similar situations and needs right here in our own area.
Rich is a Windham County resident (Wantastegok/Brattleboro, VT) of Mi’kmaq and European heritage and an indigenous cultural researcher. He serves on the Vermont Commission for Native American Affairs and as a public liaison for the Elnu Abenaki Tribe, representing with governmental agencies of oversight such as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and the Vermont State Department of Historic Preservation (DHP). He also interfaces with other tribal groups, corporate entities, other local and state agencies, civic groups, and public and private educational institutions, providing outreach and building connections.

 

______

 

Vermont Rural Pride Convening 
Friday, April 27th, 2018 at Goddard College in Plainfield, VT. Time TBD. 
Please join Green Mountain Crossroads and The National Center for Lesbian Rights as we host the next Rural Pride event at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont on Friday, April 27. Register for this free event here
These Rural Pride gatherings are about recognizing that the myth of the affluent urban cis gay is not even close to representing the full spectrum of our community and where we live. Come explore experiences and challenges of being LGBTQ in rural America. Full session descriptions and speaker bios to come! This is a free and open event.
General sessions will focus on the state of LGBTQ rights under the Trump Administration, the challenges still facing LGBTQ families post-marriage equality, poverty and economic justice in the LGBTQ community, and protecting and improving our access to health care. Breakout sessions will focus on the needs of rural LGBTQ seniors and youth, LGBTQ people in agriculture, and incarceration and its alternatives.
We hope you can join us! Register now (it’s free!) and mark April 27th on your calendar!

 

______

 

Building Ground: A Climate Justice Leadership Training
sponsored by 350Vermont
Friday, April 27th, 2018-Sunday, April 29th, 2018 beginning at 6pm Friday and ending at 3pm on Sunday. Please contact katherine@350vt.org for location information. No prior experience in organizing or climate justice work is needed to attend this program - All are welcome! Read more about the program here and register online today. Cost: This Leadership Training costs between $50 – $175.
Join 350Vermont and facilitators Abby Mnookin, Phoebe Gooding, and Katherine Quaid from April 27 - 29 in Waitsfield for a weekend of learning, skill development, and community building! Building Ground, part one of our Climate Justice Leader Training, is designed to provide background and basic skills for individuals looking to grow their leadership and involvement within the climate movement. And we want you to join us! 
This program will include the opportunity to connect with other new leaders around the state, explore core definitions and concepts of climate and racial justice, learn about 350’s particular approach to change-making, and practice fundamental organizing and facilitation skills taught by experienced organizers.  All of this while building the strong container of community that carries our climate justice movement forward.

 

______

 

Apartheid from Gaza to the Reservation
presented by Brattleboro Common Sense
Sunday, April 29th, 2018 at First Baptist Church (190 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). 2:00pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door and can be purchased by mailing payment to Brattleboro Common Sense, 16 Washington Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301. For further information please call Mia Feroleto at 802 952 6217.
Brattleboro Common Sense presents a discussion with Middle Eastern Scholar Norman Finkelstein and Lakota Sioux Elder Alex White Plume on Sunday, April 29th at 2:00 pm. at the First Baptist Church, located at 190 Main Street in Brattleboro, Vermont. The discussion will focus on the parallels between the treatment of Palestinians in Gaza and Native Americans here at home. BCS founder Kurt Daims will serve as moderator for the talk.
NORMAN FINKELSTEIN
Norman Gary Finkelstein (born December 8, 1953) is an American political scientist, activist, professor, and author. His primary fields of research are the Israel-Palestinian conflict and the politics of the Holocaust, an interest motivated by the experiences of his parents who were Jewish Holocaust survivors. He is a graduate of Binghamton University, and received his PhD. D in political science at Princeton University. He has held faculty positions at Brooklyn University, Rutgers University, Hunter College, New York University, and DePaul University where he was an assistant professor from 2001 to 2007. In 2007, after a highly publicized feud between Finkelstein and an academic opponent, Alan Dershowitz, Finkelstein's tenure bid at DePaul was denied. Finkelstein was placed on administrative leave for the 2007–08 academic year, and on September 5, 2007, he announced his resignation after coming to a settlement with the university on generally undisclosed terms. An official statement from DePaul strongly defended the decision to deny Finkelstein tenure, stated that outside influence played no role in the decision. In 2008, he was banned from entering Israel for 10 years. Finkelstein taught at Sakarya University Middle East Institute in Turkey between 2014 and 2015.

norman finkelstein close up

ALEX WHITE PLUME
Alex White Plume was born on the Pine Ridge Reservation. He grew up strongly connected to traditional Lakota culture. He joined the US Army and was stationed in Berlin, Germany, where he left the US Army in 1978. White Plume’s interest in sociopolitical issues developed later in life after his return to Pine Ridge. White Plume has pursued a life of farming but had difficulty succeeding with crops on the limited agricultural lands of the reservation, where physical conditions are harsh and challenging. He and his extended family, or tiospaye, tried alfalfa, barley and corn; they also raised horse and bison, which are being raised by ranchers in growing herds on the Great Plains. All yielded little more than subsistence under the harsh conditions .After considerable research, in 1998 the Oglala Sioux Tribe passed an ordinance to allow the cultivation of low-THC-hemp on the reservation. The market for the crop was high around the world, and it is a sustainable product with a short growing season. During World War II, the US government encouraged hemp’s cultivation for its qualities of “hardiness, utility and low cost.” In April 2000 White Plume and his family planted industrial hemp on their farm on the Pine Ridge Reservation. At that time, he was reportedly the only farmer to openly plant, cultivate, and produce cannabis-related crops within the borders of the United States since it was prohibited by federal anti-drug laws in 1968. While hemp products can be sold in the United States, its cultivation is prohibited, a law implemented by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).Although related to cannabis, hemp does not have psychoactive properties and is used worldwide for a variety of applications, including processing as a cloth and as food. In addition, White Plume believed that the tribe’s sovereignty on its land would enable him to grow the crop. Federal DEA agents made a surprise raid on his field that August and destroyed his crops. In August 2002, he was served with eight civil charges by the US District Attorney related to the hemp cultivation, and a court order prohibiting continued growing of the crop. Although he has appealed, the 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the DEA, while acknowledging that its registration process could be a burden and that hemp might be a good crop for the Pine Ridge Reservation. Finally in 2017, Alex White Plume has planted his first hemp crop in more than 15 years. He intends to build a hempcrete home for himself and his family.

alex white plume

BRATTLEBORO COMMON SENSE
Founded by Kurt Daims, BCS has advanced democracy for everyone in the state of Vermont. As Brattleboro has gained a small voice on the national stage, it becomes important for us living here to express ourselves on national issues. And as many people addressed global issues locally, others with a more traditional approach to government began in 2011 to actively suppress the peoples’ free speech and petition rights. Brattleboro Common Sense has gone to the streets and to the courts, to end voter suppression, to end the abuse of government power, and to restore those rights whose use gives Brattleboro so much of its character and reputation, rights that are essential to innovation in government and to democracy.

 

______

 

Incarceration in America: Immigration Detention, Part of the CAPA Symposium
Friday, May 11th – Saturday, May 12th, 2018 at the Center for the Advancement of Public Action (1 College Drive, Bennington, VT, 05201). Free and open to the public. For more information please contact capa@bennington.edu or 802-447-4267.
Panel Discussions
-General Trends in Immigration Enforcement
-Immigration Detention and Private Prisons
-Local Government and NGO Involvement

incarceration logo

______

 

STANDING REGULAR MEETINGS

 

Lost River Racial Justice, Black Lives Matter-South, and People Of Color Caucus Regular Meeting

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.  

 

______

 

Youth4Change Regular Meeting 

The Root Social Justice Center (The Whetstone Studio for the Arts, 28 Williams Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). First Floor. 
Youth4Change (Y4C), a program of The Root Social Justice Center, builds the leadership skills of youth ages 12-21, especially those from/in historically disenfranchised communities who want to use education, art, and action to address issues of racial, class, gender, queer, immigrant and indigenous justice.

 

______

 

Alternatives to Suicide meets every Wednesday 6pm-7:30PM at the Hive Space (24 Flat St, Suite 202, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). Second Floor, up one flight of stairs.

Alternatives to Suicide is a mutual support group open to anyone who has experienced thoughts of suicide. The group is guided by a charter of values provided by the Western Mass Recovery Learning Community. The group is non-clinical and does not link suicide with illness.  Participants are free to talk about and find meaning in their experiences in/on their own terms. 

 

______

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 

Designers & Doodlers: Create an Image for Our Bag Share Program!
sponsored by 350Vermont and Downtown Brattleboro
The Bag Share Project is a coalition of residents, downtown Businesses, 
350 BrattleboroMother Up!: Families Rise Up for Climate Action and Downtown Brattleboro.
Due Date: Earth Day (of course), April 22nd. 
Please email coordinator@brattleboro.com with your submissions.
What would your dream design on a cloth bag be? Okay now draw it, submit it and help launch the town's plastic bag ban, which goes into effect on July 1st! 
The voters were clear: ban plastic bags in Brattleboro. The Select Board ironed out all the details and the ban will take effect July 1st, 2018. Now, a group of us have created a Bag Share Program to make it happen!
This is where you come in: A fantastic image for the bag will be the secret to the success of this Bag Share Program. We want it to convey:
*the urgency of banning plastic bags
*the commitment Brattleboro has to protecting our Earth
*the commitment we have of doing it as a community
*the hip factor of this bag share program
Why would you do this:
*it feels good to help your community rise up 
*your design will be hanging from the arms of 1,000 people
*Mother Earth will smile on you
Details:
-2 colors
-print on only 1 side of the bag

 

______

 

Volunteer Sister District Soup Makers Needed

Volunteer soup chefs provide the time and the ingredients so that 100% of subscription fees went directly to support candidates. We distribute soup on the third Mondays of each month - February 19, March 19, April 16 and May 21.  All soups are vegetarian, dairy free and gluten free. We need cooking volunteers each month during the weekend before distribution Monday. Volunteers receive a simple recipe the weekend before they cook and pick up containers and labels the next Friday.  Soup makers cook in their own kitchens and purchase ingredients which should cost around $20/4 quarts. If you want to cook but can’t cover that expense, we will hook you up with an ingredient sponsor. Once prepared, the soup is delivered cold to our refrigerators in Putney or Brattleboro. From there, it is picked up by subscribers or donated to the Putney Food Shelf according to the subscriber’s instructions. 
You can sign up to make soup as many months as you want. If you would like to cook or have questions, please email Diane Shamas at diane.shamas@gmail.com or call 802-579-8294.  We will need to know which months you’d like to cook, whether you’d like to make a single (4-5 quart) or double (8-10 quart) batch, and whether you want to pick up/drop off in Brattleboro or Putney. 
A Little About Southern VT Sister District: Subscriptions to our SisterDistrict Soup CSA raised $10,000 for progressive Democrats in strategic races! We helped elect two fine candidates, John Bell and Jennifer Foye, to the Virginia House of Delegates and our third candidate, Margaret Good, is running for Florida's House of Representatives on February 13, 2018. Read more about her here. Many many thanks to all of you who’ve cooked so far and donated the soup that makes it possible!!!

 

______

 

Inclusion Center is Looking for People Who are Interested in Helping our Organization Grow and Mature in Various Directions
Inclusion Center is an amazing program that works with all people who have disabilities or medical issues, and everyone else who has an interest in being with us. 
The possibilities for what Inclusion Center could be in the future are endless: A drop in center within another program! Have our own space with our doors always open. Offer classes. Offer services as well as being a drop in center! And those are just a few of our ideas! 
However, in order for us to grow, we need a few more people who can either come to our board meetings (the second friday of each month at 2:00), or come to a work group each month (generally Friday mornings). 
At Inclusion Center we all matter. Everyone helps make decisions. It doesn't matter if you want to join the board or just drop in as often as you can. Either way, your ideas and input matter just as much as everyone else's.
Please contact us (inclusioncenter2013@gmail.com or 802-387-5285) to discuss how we could work together. 

 

______

 

INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE

Internship with 350Vermont Available
I
f you are interested, apply online at 350vermont.org/internships and feel free to get in touch with Katherine (katherine@350vt.org) with any questions.
This summer 350Vermont is looking for two dynamic people to join our team starting June 4, 2018 for a ten week internship, ending August 10, 2018. These two people will work together to advance our Re)Generate New Solutions campaign and engage communities around the state in climate solutions. They will be integral to planning and implementing different outreach and engagement opportunities with 350VT staff, board, and volunteers. Most often, these internships are based in Burlington, but based in Brattleboro might be an option.
In each position, we are looking for someone with a commitment to and passion for the 350Vermont mission of building a local movement to stop the climate crisis.  We seek self-starters with the passion, creativity, and drive to make things happen while working independently and in close coordination with a team. 
Each position will be paid, 30 hours a week, with some work taking place during the evenings and weekends. This internship includes free housing accommodation (if wanted!) and 20 hours of training by our staff and facilitation team. 

 

______

 

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

 

______

 

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.

 

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave