Weekly Update 5.07.18

"A library is a place that is a repository of information and gives every citizen equal access to it. That includes health information. And mental health information. It's a community space. It's a place of safety, a haven from the world."
Neil Gaiman


May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, friends, and we'd like to highlight some of the Mental Health Services that are available in Vermont. 
-For Immediate Help in a Crisis Situation TEXT VT to 741741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, about any type of crisis.  A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds quickly.  The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment. Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via the medium people already use and trust: text. For more information please visit http://vtcrisistextline.org/.
-Health Care and Rehabilitation Services of Southeastern Vermont http://www.hcrs.org/ is recommended for Intervention and Recovery Services. Health Care and Rehabilitation Services of Southeastern Vermont (HCRS) serves Windham and Windsor counties except for the towns of Bethel, Rochester, Royalton, Sharon, and Stockbridge. 24-Hour Emergency: 1-800-622-4235
-The Agency of Human Services is committed to interagency teaming efforts to create a seamless Children’s System of Care for children 0-22. Learn more about these cross-departmental (DCF-DMH-DAIL) efforts on the Integrating Family Services website (ifs.vermont.gov).
-Vermont Care Network (VCN) is a statewide provider network of 16 non-profit community-based agencies that serve Vermonters affected by developmental disabilities, mental health conditions and substance use disorders. For more information please go to https://vermontcarepartners.org/index.php
-The Vermont Federation of Families and Children's Mental Health (https://www.vffcmh.org/category/news/
exists to support families and children where a child or youth, age 0-22, is experiencing or at risk to experience emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges. The Federation is committed to:

  • Providing families with peer support and information in order to make informed decisions.
  • Empowering families, youth and young adults to navigate service and support systems.
  • Advocating for accessible, flexible and quality family centered and driven services on a local, state and national level.

The Federation collaborates with schools, communities, governmental, and private agencies, and other advocacy organizations to achieve these ends.
-Vermont Psychiatric Survivors' (https://www.vermontpsychiatricsurvivors.org) mission is to provide advocacy and mutual support that seeks to end psychiatric coercion, oppression and discrimination through peer support and advocacy, patient representation, support groups, and peer operated projects. 
-The Clara Martin Center (http://www.claramartin.org) provides an excellent list of Mental Health Resources on their website (http://www.claramartin.org/mental-health-resources.html). They also provide 24
 Hour Emergency Services at (800) 639-6360. 
- Brattleboro Comprehensive Treatment Center and Opioid Use Disorder Programs (https://www.brattleboroctc.com). Proudly serving the Brattleboro, Vermont community, our Methadone clinic provides adults struggling with addiction the ability to recover from heroin, oxycodone, Percocet, and other opiates. 
-Vermont Veteran and Family Outreach Hotline, available 24 Hours a Day: 1 (888) 607-8773 
-Vermont Veterans in Crisis (http://veterans.vermont.gov/veterans-crisis) can call 1 (800) 273-8255 24 hours a day to speak to a live VA counselor. To operate the national hotline, VA is partnering with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Veterans can call 1-800-273-8255 and press "1" to reach the VA hotline, which will be staffed by mental health professionals in Canandaigua, N.Y.  The call is free and confidential. Some of the reasons to call are below:

  • Call to speak with someone who cares
  • Call if you feel you might be in danger of hurting yourself 
  • Call to find referrals to mental health services in your area 
  • Call to speak to a crisis worker about someone you're concerned about

HAPPENING TODAY, SUNDAY, MAY 6th, 2018

Awakening Our Gardens: Garden Bed Prepping and Planting
sponsored by Edible Brattleboro
Sunday, May 6th, 2018 at Turning Point (the Corner of Frost Street and Elm Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). 
Between the hours of 9am-4pm. There is no need to sign up, but you can let us know you're coming by dropping us an email at ediblebrattleboro@gmail.com. Co-op shareholders and Brattleboro Time Traders can log hours.
Edible Brattleboro has set two dates for "Awakening Our Gardens" and prepping the beds for planting: 4/21 and 5/6. If you can spare a little time between the hours of 9am-4pm, on either of the dates we welcome your support.
If you have any garden tools that you can loan (or donate), please bring them. Please clearly label any tools you loan us with your name and phone number and/or email address. Here are some items we could use: wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes or other garden tools. If you cannot stay either of the days, you may drop off and pick up your tools at a specified location.
Tasks at each garden include:
- Clean up and pile up debris/trash for hauling.
- Renew compost and soil layers on the beds
- Lay down more wood chips on the coop paths
- Set up pea fencing and plant peas
- Plant other suitable early seeds
- Create and fill several container gardens
- Put up new signs (if they are back from the printer)
- Hand out brochures and ask for new volunteers to sign up
So get your garden gloves and shoes ready and let's get digging!

 

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The Putney Huddle
Sunday, May, 6th, 2018 at the Putney Public Library (55 Main St, Putney, VT 05346). 1:30pm-3:30pm.
Early Bird Local Love Brigade Action at 1:15pm. All are welcome! You can find out more about this event here.  
We will welcome Commons Editor, Jeff Potter and Rep. Valerie Stuart to speak with us about their work. Followed by a Sister District campaign action. 
There are Mueller Firing Rapid Response Events now scheduled to take place in both Putney and Brattleboro. If Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees Mueller, or attempts to compromise the investigation by other means we will be called to action. 
Our response in the hours following a potential power grab will dictate what happens next—whether Congress will stand up to Trump or allow him to move our democracy toward authoritarianism.You can sign up for either Brattleboro, Putney or other participating communities through THIS LINK
In Putney if the event is triggered BEFORE 2 p.m. local time —> events will begin @ 5 p.m. local time If Mueller is fired AFTER 2 p.m. local time —> events will begin @ noon local time the following day. We will meet in front of the Tavern Green and spread out on the sidewalk down Main Street. Please use Kimball Hill Street parking and parking down Main Street near the library. PLEASE be respectful of the limited storefront parking and DO NOT use the Tavern Parking lot or park in front of the local businesses. If you choose to attend an event, you agree to engage in nonviolent, peaceful action, to act lawfully, and to strive to de-escalate any potential confrontations with those who may disagree with our values.

 

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HAPPENING THIS WEEK, MONDAY MAY 7th, 2018-SUNDAY, MAY 13th, 2018

 

The 2018 Sandanona Conference
Monday, May 7th, 2018-Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 on the SIT Campus (1 Kipling Rd, Brattleboro, VT 05301). For more information please see the
SIT Graduate Institute website. All the week’s events are open to the public.
The week of May 7th offers a great opportunity to learn about the social justice and experience-based learning that informs all of SIT’s graduate-level programs. The 2018 Sandanona Conference May 7-9 is organized by the second-year students of SIT’s master’s program in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). The central focus is language teaching, however, student presentations also address refugee education, the use of Tibetan Buddhist debate style in classrooms, a cross-cultural view of compliments, and many other subjects.

 

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Sustainable Development; Peace-Building and Conflict Transformation; International Education; and Intercultural Service, Leadership and Management
Monday, May 7th, 2018-Thursday, May 10th, 2018 on the SIT Campus (1 Kipling Rd, Brattleboro, VT 05301). For more information please see the SIT Graduate Institute website. All the week’s events are open to the public.
May 7-10, students from SIT’s other current graduate programs – Sustainable Development; Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation; International Education; and Intercultural Service, Leadership and Management – present the research projects they’ve undertaken, the final step in their degree programs. Students offer their capstone presentations, participate in discussions, and respond to other students’ capstones over several packed days.

 

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Intentional Peer Support Training
Monday, May 7th, 2018-Friday, May 11th, 2018 at the Winston Prouty Campus (20 Austine Drive, Brattleboro, VT, 05301), in Holton Hall on the 4th Floor. 9am-4:30pm daily. Free admission, wheelchair accessible, lunch provided daily. People who are interested should contact Malaika Puffer directly at (802) 591-7291.
There will be an opportunity for any interested community members to attend an Intentional Peer Support training in Brattleboro. Intentional Peer Support is a framework for inviting and thinking about mutually transformative relationships. The training also shares some alternative perspectives related to mental health. The training is being offered by the HCRS (Health Care and Rehabilitation Services of Southern Vermont) peer support team and there is funding available to sponsor community members to attend, with lunch included.

tips training

 

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Boys Unboxed: A Book Talk
Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 at Brooks Memorial Library (224 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301), in the Community Room. 6pm-7pm.
The "Boys Unboxed" book talk focuses on books about boys being true to themselves and will happen in the Brooks Memorial Library Meeting Room. Often boys are put into a box about what they can like and what emotions they are allowed to have. Local author, Ann Braden, Everyone's Books Owner, Nancy Braus, and Youth Services Librarian, Lindsay Bellville, will discuss picture books, chapter books, and YA novels with boy characters who break away from stereotypes and other's expectations. For all parents, educators, and kids who want to expand the types of boy characters they read about and challenge the idea that there is just one right way to be a boy.

 

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Amirah Sackett: We're Muslim Don't Panic Residency
Tuesday, May 8th - Saturday, May 12th, 2018
presented by the partnership of Sandglass Theater and Southern Vermont Dance Festival, with support from  National Performance Network and main sponsor Sobo Studio.  Thank you to sponsors BSD and WMA and partners Windham Regional Career Center Dance Program and The Putney School

Artist Talk and Meet and Greet with Amirah Sackett and Others 
Thursday, May 10th, 2018 at Windham Movement Apparel (2 Elliot Terrace, Brattleboro, VT 05301). 6pm-8pm.
Meet Amirah and hear more about her story and her art.  Have a chance to ask questions and dive deeper into this artists work and the importance of social awareness and justice in the arts. To learn more:  https://www.facebook.com/events/180904985892411/

Hip Hop Workshop with Amirah Sackett
Friday, May 11th, 2018 at Brattleboro School Of Dance ( 22 High St # 2, Brattleboro, VT 05301). 6:30pm-8pm.   
Learn Hip Hop Skills and Break Dance basics with an emphasis on what makes hip hop and how Amirah is able to spread her message.  This is an excellent Hip Hop workshop and perfect for all levels. To Learn More: https://www.facebook.com/events/1628560210559702/ There are only 20 spots available, early registration is suggested:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southern-vermont-dance-festival-6th-annual-passes-mid-season-tickets-registration-37553069241

We're Muslim Don't Panic: Amirah Sackett Performance
Saturday, May 12th, 2018 at Sobo Studio (74 Cotton Mill Hill #346, Brattleboro, VT 05301). 2pm and 7:30pm. 
The hip-hop group “We’re Muslim, Don’t Panic“ was conceived of by dancer Amirah Sackett in 2011, a moment Sackett referred to as “a really tumultuous time in history as far as Islam is concerned.”Determined to shift the terms of the conversation, she teamed up with dancers Iman and Khadijah to create WMDC, a three-woman performance group that executes flawless hip-hop numbers in niqab and high-tops. To learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/1991716507528959/ There are only 60 seats per show.  Advanced ticket purchase is highly suggested. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southern-vermont-dance-festival-6th-annual-passes-mid-season-tickets-registration-37553069241

don't panic postcard

 

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Protest Vigil at TD Bank
sponsored by Post Oil Solutions
Friday, May 11th, 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 in this era of global warming and climate change to develop sustainable, resilient , collaborative, and socially just communities leading to a self- and community-sufficient post petroleum society.

 

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The Bi-Weekly Solidarity Vigil
sponsored by Post Oil Solutions
Friday, May 11th, 2018 at the Windham Hotel Corner (across from the Flat Iron Cafe, Bellows 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.

 

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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

 

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SIT Commencement 
Saturday, May 12th, 2018 on the SIT Campus (1 Kipling Rd, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). For more information please click here
Abby Maxman, CEO of Oxfam America and an alumna of School for International Training, will be the commencement speaker at SIT Graduate Institute on Saturday, May 12. Maxman has more than 25 years of experience in international humanitarian relief and development. She received a master’s degree in International Administration from SIT in 1995. Fifty-one students are expected to receive master’s degrees at the ceremony. They include 25 graduates in International Education; 10 in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management; seven in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation; five in Sustainable Development; and four in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). 

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Brattleboro Democracy Forum Featuring Tim Kipp
organized by We Celebrate Democracy/Civil Rights for All, Box 6231, Brattleboro Vt, 05302
Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden (157 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). 12pm-1pm, during the Brown Bag Lunch Hour.
Check out the Brown Bag Lunch calendar at Brown Bag Lunch on Strolling of the heifers.comPlease make a date to Speak up for Democracy: June: 13.  July: 11 & 25;  August 8 & 22,  September: 12 & 26;  October: 10 & 24:  November: 14 & 28;  December: 12 & 26 are available. Contact Woody Bernhard: woodyandsusan@gmail.com -  802 464 3154,   to arrange to make a presentation at the Democracy Forum. When you present at the "Democracy Forum" you are making a public statement that you care about democracy and civil rights for all people. Democracy can't stand up for itself so, we the people (all of us!) have to stand up for democracy.  Thank you for presenting. In order to stand up to the bullies in our society we say at all our events: All who attend this event agree to behave nonviolently in word and in deed. 2017- 2018 Democracy Forum Presenters: 06/05/17-  Nick Biddle: Democracy's Fatal Flaw. 07/19/17-  Dan DeWalt: Restorative Justice in the Age of Trump.  07/26/17-  Woody Bernhard: All About The We Celebrate Democracy/Civil Rights For All Banner.  08/02/17-  Bill Pearson: Government For The Wealthy. 08/23/17-  Woody Bernhard: Redefining Democracy . 08/30/17-  Nick Biddle: Democracy Round Table. 10/04/17-  Tim Kipp & Nick Biddle: The New Jim Crow. 10/11/17-  Wendy Weber: The Heart of Change is We the People. 10/18/17-  Woody Bernhard: Positive Nonviolent Public Action.   11/15/17&11/22/17-  Kurt Daimes: The State of Democracy in Brattleboro. 11/29/17-  CJC Mel Motel & Jackie Trepanier the COSA program. 12/06/17 & !2/13/17 & 12/20/17- Woody, Margaret, Susan: Songs for the peaceful revolution.   5/02/18- Nick Biddle: Americas Bargain With The Devil.  5/16 /18 Tim Kipp. If Democracy could talk, Democracy would say "Thank You". Positive Nonviolent Public Action For Democracy And Civil Rights For All People.

 

rights and democracy

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Whetstone Walkabout & Open House co-organized by Hilltop Montessori, the Town of Brattleboro, Vermont Performance Lab and the Vermont River Conservanc.Special thanks to the Root Social Justice Center for hosting.

May 18th, 2018 The Root Social Justice Center (The Whetstone Studio of the Arts, 28 Williams Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301) on the First Floor. 4:30pm-7:30pm. 

As part of the Confluence Project, Middle School students at the Hilltop Montessori School have been working with Abeneki artist and educator, Judy Dow, and river experts and regional planners to focus on the floodplain restoration project at 250 Birge Street in Brattleboro at the 12-acre parcel along the Whetstone Brook, known as "Saw Dust Alley." On May 18th join neighbors and hear from local youth for a site walk and community conversation. Hilltop students will share their recommendations on potential future uses for the site to transform the site into an ecological and cultural asset for the community. The program includes a site walk at 5:15 with Steve Libby of the Vermont River Conservancy, and presentations by Hilltop Montessori students and a community conversation starting at 6pm. Refreshments will be provided. https://www.facebook.com/events/193599474594031/

 

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Climate Change Café
sponsored by Post Oil Solutions presents
Healing Our Divisions and Biases and Unifying Our Movements
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at Brooks Memorial Library (224 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301) in the Main Room. 7pm. As always, the Café is free, and light refreshments will be provided. Please note the 7 PM start time, and the downstairs location in the library for thIs talk.
The Climate Café and Brooks Memorial Library are honored to co-host Sherri Mitchell Weh’na Ha’mu Kwasset, an indigenous activist, spiritual teacher, and transformational change maker who has spoken and taught around the world on issues of Indigenous rights, environmental justice, and spiritual change for more than 25 years. 
Her new book, Sacred Instructions: Indigenous Wisdom for Living Spirit-Based Change, has just been released, and will be available for purchase.
Sherri will talk about the divisions and biases, including hidden biases, that have been built into our societies and ideologies. She will look at the divisions created by our shared history, the biases informed by that history, and the ways that they prevent us from joining our movements, with special emphasis on how colonization has impacted our thinking and the ways that we engage one another and the world around us, as well as the work required to decolonize our hearts and minds. Participants will learn how to find interest convergence points that enable us to work with one another across these divisions, and how to manage the intersectionality of the emerging movement of movements.
Born and raised on the Penobscot Indian reservation (Penawahpskek), Sherri received her Juris Doctorate and a certificate in Indigenous People’s Law and Policy from the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law. She is the Founding Director of the Land Peace Foundation, an organization dedicated to the global protection of Indigenous land and water rights and the preservation of the Indigenous way of life. Sherri has also served as a law clerk to the Solicitor of the United States Department of Interior; as an Associate with Fredericks, Peebles and Morgan Law Firm; as a civil rights educator for the Maine Attorney General’s Office, and; as the Staff Attorney for the Native American Unit of Pine Tree Legal. Recipient of numerous awards, Sherri is also the cohost of the syndicated radio program Love (and revolution) Radio, which focuses on real-life stories of heart-based activism and revolutionary spiritual change.

 

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The Community Asylum Seekers Project Potluck and Info Session
hosted by The Putney Huddle and Putney Friends Meeting
Saturday, June 9th, 2018 at the Putney Friends Meeting House (17 Bellows Falls Road, Putney, VT, 05346). 6pm-8:30pm. For more info about CASP please visit- http://caspvt.org/. For more information about the event please contact Mike Mrowicki at 802-387-8787 / mmrowicki@gmail.com or Francie Marbury at francie.marbury@gmail.com.
The Community Asylum Seekers Project’s mission is to provide basic needs and a supportive community for those in the process of seeking asylum in the U.S.
Steve Crofter of CASP has now visited both Putney Friends Meeting house and The Putney Huddle to spread the word on the good work CASP is doing and ask the Putney Community to get involved. Many of us in both forums agreed that we would like to help. If you are interested in supporting this project please join The Putney Friends Meeting House on June 9- 
Agenda:
6:00pm Potluck
7:00pm Mtg for Gathering for Information in building a Support Network and possible host families for asylum seekers/ refugees.

 

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Brattleboro CBD/Hemp Farmers Market
presented by Heady Vermont and sponsored by Vermont Hempicurean
Sunday, June 17th, 2018 at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden (157 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). 10am-2pm. Attendance is free to the public. Interested vendors can sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/ba83snLnCpLeAH873.
Following the success of multiple CBD Hemp Farmers Markets this winter, Heady Vermont is proud to bring Vermont cannabis, CBD and hemp products and producers to the heart of Brattleboro.
Taking place the gorgeous River Garden on Sunday, June 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the CBD Hemp Farmers Market will feature a diverse group of local CBD and hemp producers and cannabis advocates - all continuing their efforts to bring CBD education to the canna-curious public and foster positive dialogue between the burgeoning hemp industry and the citizens of Vermont.

hemp bcd farmers market image

 

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Southern Vermont Dance Festival Announces Early Registration and Performance Tickets Available:
Early Registration for the Southern Vermont Dance Festival is now open! Early Registration allows everyone to get the classes that they want before they sell out.  Advance tickets for all the performances are now on sale including the Midsummer Night's Picnic and Promenade which will take place at the Retreat Farm nature trail.  Southern Vermont Dance Festival was designed as a long term economic driver for the community as a response to Tropical Storm Irene. The festival returns for a 6th season with an exciting round of dance classes, community events and performances hosted in the one and only Brattleboro, VT.   Festival attendees are invited to attend dance performances each evening as well as a choice of many different classes each day.  For people who want to experience the beautiful town of Brattleboro, there are community events with live music and dance performance throughout the 4 days.  For the third year in a row, SVDF will offer a Mid Summer Night's Picnic and Promenade, using Vermont's natural beauty as a stage for top notch performance. There are early registration discounts, advanced ticket prices and group discounts as well as opportunities to volunteer and sponsor the festival.  Volunteers will be able to take classes and see performances.   In addition there are internships available for people of all ages. see more at http://www.southernvermontdancefestival.com

souther not dance fest details with a photo of dancers in the background

 

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RESOURCE FOR WeCAN: Rapid Response text alert system.
When WeCAN began, Song & Solidarity set up a Rapid Response text alert system for WeCAN groups. Directions for signing up are on WeCAN's website, here: https://www.wecantogether.net/rapid_response We were reminded of the Rapid Response text alerts system as President Trump moves towards firing Mueller. In the event Mueller is fired, MoveOn is planning a nation-wide simultaneous protest. The trick will be to get the word out fast if/when the time comes. We are grateful to Song and Solidarity for providing this service.

 

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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.  

 

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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.

 

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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. 

 

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 

Inclusion Center is Looking for Assistance with Our Annual Reporting Requirements
NEW: As Inclusion Center grows we find we are in need of assistance with our annual reporting requirements. We all have different skills and if this is your skill, please do consider donating your time in this way to our wonderful program! Volunteering with Inclusion Center by helping us for (literally) one or two hours a year in this area would help IC very much!
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. 

 

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INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE

Internship with 350Vermont Available

If 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. 

 

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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, once again, for your continued support and effort. We look forward to seeing you at an event this week!



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