Weekly Update 6.2.19
"There remains afoot in Vermont prejudice against gay men and lesbians. ... I have been called names in this chamber, in this building, the likes of which I have never experienced in my life — my personal life or my political life. And I've watched come true what I have always known to be true: that those who stand beside gay and lesbian people as their allies ... they get targeted, too. ...I've had members of my committee say, 'I couldn't sleep at night; I've had knots in my stomach.' I wouldn't have wished this on any of them. Gay and lesbian Vermonters are your friends, neighbors and relatives who simply want the rights that everyone else has.”
Former VT State Representative William Lipert
Pro Civil-Union Speech, VT Statehouse, March 15, 2000
Welcome to June, fellow WeCAN activists. This month we will acknowledge and celebrate LGBTQIA Pride Month, Immigrant Heritage Month, and PTSD Awareness Month by listing some wonderful resources you can use for your own edification or that you may pass on to your groups/organizations so that they benefit. This month we offer resources pertaining to LGBTQIA Pride:
A Timeline of LGBTQ(IA) History in the United States of America: https://www.gsafewi.org/wp-content/uploads/US-LGBT-Timeline-UPDATED.pdf.
This interactive resource has primarily been adapted from PBS Online’s Out of the Past: 400 Years Lesbian and Gay History in America (Byard, E., 1997, www.pbs.org/outofthepast/). This timeline was designed as a starting point for classroom and student club discussions, exploration, and research. A sample lesson plan is included. However, there are many additional ways to use this resource. The timeline can be printed, copied, and posted in full or in part in the classroom, on a bulletin board, or in a display case.
A Comprehensive NPR Article: How VT's 'Civil War' Fueled the Gay Marriage Movement: https://www.npr.org/2013/03/27/174651233/how-vermonts-civil-war-fueled-the-gay-marriage-movement
Late in December 1999, Vermont's high court justices decided that two lesbian couples and one gay couple were correct in arguing that state law confining marriage to heterosexuals was discriminatory. 'Fix it now', the court told the Legislature, 'either by extending full marriage rights and benefits to all or by creating a parallel status that would essentially do the same.' Civil unions were born.
Green Mountain Crossroads’ Andrew’s Inn Oral History Project: https://www.greenmountaincrossroads.org/andrews-inn-oral-history-project.html
Andrew’s Inn, with its bars, discos and lodging, offered a gathering place for rural and urban LGBT people in the heart of downtown Bellows Falls, Vermont. In operation from 1973 to 1984, its history brings to light the complex cross-currents of the 70s and early 80s and the power of shared social space in defining personal and collective identities.
LGBTQIA Resources in VT: https://women.vermont.gov/LGBTQ; http://pridecentervt.org/resources; http://www.outrightvt.org/educationoutreach/education-and-legal-rights-resources/; https://www.greenmountaincrossroads.org/social-and-community-resources.html; https://www.pridecentervt.org/trans-affirmative-medical-providers/windham-county; https://www.frogmeadow.com/gay-brattleboro-vermont-community-resources/.
LGBTQIA Youth Statistics and Resources:
https://www.med.uvm.edu/vchip/projects/lgbtq-transgender-health; https://www.adl.org/education/resources/tools-and-strategies/lgbtq-pride-month; https://legislature.vermont.gov/Documents/2020/WorkGroups/House%20Education/Bills/H.3/Written%20Testimony/H.3~Brenda%20Churchill~LGBTQIA%20Alliance%20of%20Vermont%20Testimony%20-%202~1-23-2019.pdf
This letter of support for H.3 is submitted on behalf of the LGBTQIA Alliance of Vermont. The Alliance views passage of H.3 as being a necessary and critical component in providing support and education to VT’s LGBTQ youth.
Yearly Youth Summit: http://www.outrightvt.org/youth-summit/.
LGBTQIA Worship Resources: http://religiousinstitute.org/resources/lgbtqworship/
The Religious Institute is pleased to offer worship resources to assist clergy in speaking out in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teens and young adults.
Editor's Note: This is by no means a comprehensive list of available resources. If you would like add an entry, please email [email protected] with your suggestion. We are excited to hear from you!
HAPPENING TODAY, SUNDAY, JUNE 2nd, 2019
Pride Family Picnic
hosted by Green Mountain Crossroads
Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 at Living Memorial Park (61 Guilford Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301) at the Kiwanis Pavilion at the top of the hill. 11am-2pm.
The much anticipated PRIDE FAMILY PICNIC hosted by Green Mountain Crossroads is back! One of the only events each year in southern Vermont where LGBTQ parents and kids (of all ages!) come together and get to celebrate the community, visibility, knowledge, and power of LGBTQIA+ people with their families. Bring a dish to share! GMC will provide watermelon, drinks (kid-friendly), hot dogs (meat, turkey, and tofu), buns, and condiments. Find us all the way at the top of Living Memorial Park!
Vermont Stonewall 50th Anniversary Celebration
hosted by the Pride Center of VT, the LGBTQIA Alliance Center of VT, and GLAM VT
Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 at the Vermont State House Lawn (115 State Street, Montpelier, VT, 05301). 1pm-3pm.
Join local LGBTQ activists, public officials, entertainers, and leaders on Sunday, June 2nd on the lawn of the statehouse as we celebrate LGBTQ rights and history in Vermont over the past 50 years since the 1969 Stonewall Riots in NYC. Speakers and entertainers will be scheduled throughout the afternoon, as well as an open mic opportunity for LGBTQ Vermonters to share their own histories & memories of the past 50 years. An Afterparty sponsored by GLAM VT will follow.
HAPPENING THIS WEEK, MONDAY, JUNE 3rd, 2019-SUNDAY, JUNE 9th, 2019
Youth Demand Action on Climate Change!
sponsored by WWAC (Windham World Affairs Council)
Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at 118 Elliot Gallery (118 Elliot Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301) from 6pm-8pm. Free. Doors open at 5:30pm. Refreshments will be available. To participate, contact: [email protected] or windhamworldaf[email protected]
On June 5, United Nations World Environment Day, come to 118 Elliot and hear student activists from our region, ages 13 to 20, who will share their hopes, actions, and frustrations, get audience feedback and take questions. The event will be facilitated by Dr. Julie Snorek, Environmental Studies, Dartmouth College, and Lissa Weinmann, WWAC.
Inspired by Greta Thunberg, the young Swedish girl who sat every Friday on the steps of the Swedish parliament to protest her government’s inaction on climate change, youth movements have been mushrooming around the world, including in our area.
VT Workers’ Center Get Involved Meeting
Thursday, June 6th, 2019 at the Root Social Justice Center (The Whetstone Studio for the Arts, 28 Williams St., Brattleboro, VT, 05301). 6pm-8pm. Light refreshments provided. Families welcome, rides available. Childcare provided on request. For more information or to request a ride or childcare contact [email protected] or Ellen at (802) 257-4436.
Learn about the Vermont Workers’ Center, its Healthcare Is A Human Right campaign, and ways to be involved locally and state-wide. We’ll share our own connections to the struggle for healthcare justice and workers’ rights, and get an orientation to the VWC’s mission, democratic member-run structure, and campaign work.
Protest Vigil at TD Bank
sponsored by Post Oil Solutions
Friday, June 7th, 2019 (and every Friday) at TD Bank Brattleboro (215 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT). In front of the building. 12pm-1pm. Signs will be provided
TD is a major investor in Tar Sands. TD helps to fund the Dakota Access Pipeline. What You Can 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.
Nixon's Nixon - A Political Satire
presented by Shoot the Moon Theater Company
Friday and Saturday, June 7th and 8th, 14th and 15th, 2019 at Hooker Dunham Theater and Gallery (139 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). 7:30pm-9pm. For reservations call 802-254-9276. All seats $15.00.
It is the night before, and President Richard Nixon (Colin Grube) is considering resigning. However, he just can't or, maybe, won't bring himself to do it. Enter his trusted ally, Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger (Elias Burgess), who has his own agenda. The two men engage in a hysterical and horrifying trip down memory lane. Secrets are unearthed, tensions mount, accusations fly, as the two men struggle to cling to their power. An insightful evening about America, the role of the President, and the use of Power. Alistair Follansbee is the stage manager and Joshua Moyse directs. All shows Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery.
March With the “ We Celebrate Democracy/Civil Rights for All” Banner in the Strolling of the Heifers Parade
Saturday, June 8th, 2019, Downtown Brattleboro, Vermont. Meet at 9:30am in the Church Building Plaza parking lot on Flat Street. Parade starts at 10am sharp. No political signs: The banner will be our political statement. No Dogs are allowed at this event. To volunteer to help Democracy at the Stroll contact Woody or Susan at [email protected] or (802)-464-3154. Please RSVP.
We are proud and we are very, very happy, to have this chance to show off the words on the banner to Stroll watchers. Civil rights are the heart of democracy. Help us stand up for our rights. Thank you to the Stroll for accepting our application. The Stroll guidelines say participants should walk to the Church Lot from Canal to Elm to Flat Street or from Elliot to Elm to Flat Street. Leave plenty of time to walk.
WE NEED: PEOPLE TO MARCH IN THE STROLL PARADE with the banner and carry signs supporting CSAs, local food and local farming. We can have up to 30 people. So, come one and all. Special permission for more. Please RSVP.
8 PEOPLE TO CARRY THE BANNER. The banner is light (about 23 lb.) and easy to carry.
15 PEOPLE TO CARRY SIGNS: We have made 15 two sided signs supporting CSAs, farming, and local food. (Please! No political signs! The banner will be our political statement.) Please get support from your CSA if you bring signs, T shirts etc., with their names on them. We did.
COSTUMES: We need cow costumes. Cow hats. Cow T shirts, etc. You're welcome to DRESS UP AS A COW OR A VEGETABLE!
Please be sure to search on line at 2019 Strolling of the Heifers application guidelines and rules and read the guidelines and rules if you plan to join us in the parade.
Thank you, Woody Bernhard and Susan Kunhardt
WE CELEBRATE DEMOCRACY/CIVIL RIGHTS FOR ALL, positive nonviolent public action for democracy and equal civil rights for all people
Medicare For All March
Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church (19 Seminary Street, Barre, VT), in the parking lot. Meet at 12pm. Carpools from Windham County: contact [email protected]. Register for the march here.
For more information or to get into a Windham County carpool contact [email protected] or (802) 257-4436. For questions about accommodations call (802) 825-8399 by Friday, May 31.
On Saturday, June 8th the Vermont Workers’ Center is holding for a family-friendly march to protect and expand Medicaid and to stand up for healthcare for all. Meet at noon in the parking lot of the First Presbyterian Church, 19 Seminary St., Barre.
One in three people in Vermont are on some form of Medicaid (Green Mountain Care) or use a Medicaid-funded service, including half of Vermont's children. Many of us find it hard to get full-time work, and the jobs that exist pay poverty wages with little or no benefits. For many of us, Medicaid has been a lifeline in uncertain times. As healthcare costs rise, the federal government is moving to defund and dismantle Medicaid by allowing states to impose work requirements and other obstacles to enrollment. We need to ensure that that doesn’t happen in Vermont by making our voices heard now!
Youth 4 Change Graduation and Dance Party
Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at The Root Social Justice Center (The Whetstone Studio for the Arts, 28 Williams Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). First Floor. 6pm-8pm. For more information and accessibility questions please email [email protected].
Youth 4 Change invites Youth, friends, and community members to join us for our end of the year celebration, graduation and Dj dance party. Dan will be turning up the music as we eat, celebrate and dance through the night. This is a family-friendly event. Bring a dish to share if you like.
Our Dj and friend Dan from Friends for Change will be graduating and our very own Trynity Strickland will be graduating and be a first-generation college student attending Wesley College in the fall. We are asking for any amount of donations to help support Trynity in this transition. Donations, cards, and gift certificates can be directly made out to Trynity Strickland and sent in care of the Root at 28 Williams Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301.
Racial Justice Organizing Meeting: BIPOC Caucus and Lost River
Monday, June 10th, 2019 at The Root Social Justice Center (The Whetstone Studio for the Arts, 28 Williams Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). 5:45pm-8pm. Light Vegetarian dinner is provided and folks are encouraged to bring something to share. Childcare is provided.
Black, Indigenous, People of Color Caucus and Lost River Racial Justice members, host Racial Justice Organizing meetings. We invite all those who wish to join the movement for racial justice and organize for change to attend these monthly meetings.
*What will this meeting be like?* Each of our meetings will include time and space for:
-Introductions and to talk about what we are working on
- Breakout time for the BIPOC Caucus, a space for those who self-identify as people of color to build relationships, leadership capacity, and community organizing power for the issues that are impacting lives of People of Color
- Breakout time for Lost River Working Groups, including Fundraising (planning monthly events to benefit The Root SJC Racial Justice/ BIPOCC, Lost River Racial Justice), Ready Response (showing up for specific racial justice campaigns and actions), and Political Education
-Direct accountability and support from white allies/Lost River to the BIPOCC and communities of color with issues of need or concerns that might arise
- Community announcements and relationship-building
Community Concert with May Cay Brass and Choirs
Thursday, June 13th, 2019 at SIT Graduate Institute International Center (1 Kipling Road, Brattleboro, VT, 06301). 7pm-8:30pm. For more information and questions about accessibility or disability-related accommodations for this event please call 802-258-3527.
Join choirmaster Mary Cay Brass and her community choirs for a free community concert in celebration of the CONTACT Summer Peacebuilding Program at SIT. These choirs perform music from the Balkan countries including songs and chants from the Orthodox, Islamic and Sephardic spiritual traditions of Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia and Macedonia. The choirs also explore vocal traditions of various African countries, the Republic of Georgia, the British Isles as well as many American folk traditions This 90+ voice group sings a dynamic cornucopia of soulful, thrilling songs of joy, hope, peace and courage from many cultures.
3rd Annual Franklin County Pride March and Rally (Massachusetts)
hosted by Franklin County Pride, Inc.
Saturday, June 15th, 2019 at Greenfield Energy (50 Miles St, Greenfield, MA 01301). 12pm-3pm.
The 3rd Annual Franklin County Pride March & Rally will take place at Greenfield Energy Park on Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 12-3pm. Visit our website https://www.franklincountypride.org/events for all the details. Join us!
Franklin County Pride, Inc. values the experiences and voices of all ages, especially elders and youth, and we strive to make our events family friendly and accessible for all. We aim for inclusion for those with physical and mobility challenges, and audio and visual impairment. Please contact [email protected] with additional questions.
At the FC Pride March and Rally accessibility strategies include:
-ASL interpretation of the performance.
-Large print programs available for those with visual impairment.
-Venue is fully wheelchair-accessible, including wide gravel access down to stage area. Some vendors will only be accessible via grass.
-Shade tent with seating.
-Gender-neutral and wheelchair-accessible porta-potty at both march launch point and at event.
-The event is outside, which we hope will help make it accessible to people with chemical sensitivities.
Mother Up! Monthly Meet-Up
Monday, June 17th, 2019 at KidsPLAYce (20 Elliot St., Brattleboro, VT, 05301). 5:30pm-7:30pm. A vegetarian meal and childcare for ages 10 and under will be provided. RSVP helpful, but not required. Contact Abby Mnookin for more info at [email protected].
Mother Up!: Families Rise Up for Climate Action is a project of 350Vermont that brings together families to talk about the tough realities of climate change and to participate in the transition to a healthier and safer world. Note: This month's meet-up is on the 3rd Monday (instead of the 4th), and there will be no meet-up in July.
A Night of Food Justice with Mark Bittman: For PVWC and FCWA
benefitting the Pioneer Valley Workers Center and the Food Chain Workers Alliance
Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 at Valley View Farm (16 Walpole Road, Haydenville, MA, 01039). 6pm-10:30pm. Tickets available HERE ($150 for Cocktails with Bittman & Dinner/Music at 5:30pm; $100 for Dinner & Music & talk with Bittman and PVWC at 6pm).
Enjoy a seasonally driven multi-course dinner at the beautiful Valley View Farm. Neftali Durran will lead a team of local chefs, who will prepare a menu with food from Sutter Meats, Crimson and Clover Farm, and Belly of the Beast. You will be serenaded by the infectious Rio Mira band stateside from Columbia and Ecuador with their socially conscious old school Afro-Caribbean marimba music! Monte Belmonte will lead an important conversation with Mark Bittman and local farm and restaurant worker leaders.
The Pioneer Valley Workers Center is an immigrant and worker-led organization that organizes for collective power and racial and economic justice. Our Worker Committees in Northampton and Springfield develop and lead grassroots campaigns for worker and immigrant rights. They are supported by PVWC’s innovative solidarity and interfaith rapid response networks of 2,500+ individuals and participants from over 30 congregations. When PVWC received the 2018 Food Justice Award from the Food Chain Workers Alliance and won a James Beard Leadership Award in May 2019, it was a victory for the thousands of us in the wide circles of PVWC. Thank you for being part of that circle. Together we believe another world is possible!
Mark Bittman is the author of 20 acclaimed books, including the How to Cook Everything series, the award-winning Food Matters, and The New York Times number-one bestseller, VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00. For more than two decades his popular and compelling stories appeared in the Times, where he was ultimately the lead food writer for the Sunday Magazine and became the country’s first food-focused Op-Ed columnist for a major news publication. Bittman has starred in four television series, including Showtime’s Emmy-winning Years of Living Dangerously. He has written for nearly every major newspaper in the United States and many magazines, and has spoken at dozens of universities and conferences; his 2007 TED talk has more than a million views. He was a distinguished fellow at the University of California (Berkeley) and a fellow at the Union of Concerned Scientists; he is a member of the faculty of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Throughout his career Bittman has strived for the same goal: to make the food, in all its aspects, understandable.
About Neftali Durran and the team of PVWC Cooks:
Neftalí Durán was born in Oaxaca, Mexico to a Mixteco family of cooks, healers, and campesinos. He is a a chef, advocate, educator, and organizer, working toward an equitable food system. He is a Salzburg Global Fellow, and his writing and culinary projects have been featured at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the Smithsonian Museum of Merican History, the Native American Culinary Association, Food52.com, The Cooking Channel, and as a signature pitmaster at the Cook 'n Scribble Longhouse Food Revival series in upstate New York. He has been a featured speaker on The Moth MainStage, Harvard, Smith College, and more. Neftalí's work is grounded in the belief that access to food is a human right. Neftalí was awarded Native American Chef of the Year by the National Museum of the American Indian in 2014 and 2015. Neftali has been an active member of the Native American Culinary Association (NACA) since 2013. Visit his Instagram.
Jose Manual Zaruma loves to cook and has worked in restaurants in Western Mass for 8 years. He is a leader in the PVWC and believes deeply in the power of organizing to better our lives.
Marisol Amaya is a leader at the PVWC and organizes to build power with restaurant workers. She has worked in restaurants in Western Mass for 15 years and specializes in Mexican and El Salvadoran cuisine.
Patricia is a leader at the PVWC and is one of the 7 members helping to start the cooperative run farm. She specializes in El Guatemalan cuisine.
About the band, Rio Mira:
On the heels of their first US tour last fall, the marimba super-group from Ecuador and Colombia is state-side this Summer to share their old-school Afro-Pacifico vibes with us again. Formed by artists across borders in a region connected by a shared history and African slave roots, the celebratory spirit of this socially conscious music is undeniably infectious. The UNESCO-recognized musical tradition channels the Cimarrones’ history of self-realised liberation and post-nationalistic awareness of self. It is bigger than any country, as long and broad as its riverine namesake, and it ripples back through the centuries with its call-and-response vocals, drums, shakers, hand-claps, and the joyous sound of the marimba itself.
About Food Chain Workers Alliance:
The Food Chain Workers Alliance is a coalition of worker-based organizations whose members plant, harvest, process, pack, transport, prepare, serve, and sell food, organizing to improve wages and working conditions for all workers along the food chain. The Alliance works together to build a more sustainable food system that respects workers’ rights, based on the principles of social, environmental and racial justice, in which everyone has access to healthy and affordable food. Currently, FCWA has 31 members representing roughly 340,000 food workers in the US and Canada.
Vermont Mad Pride 2019 in Brattleboro!
hosted by Vermont Psychiatric Survivors, Inc
Saturday, July 13th, 2019. March starting at Pliny Park (corner of Main Street and High Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301) and ending at the Brattleboro Common (Park Place, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). 12pm-4pm. Free t-shirt for the first 100 participants.
This year Vermont Mad Pride is in Brattleboro! Vermont Mad Pride is a march and celebration organized by psychiatric survivors, mental health consumers, mad people, and those the world has deemed “mentally ill.” Mad Pride is about challenging discrimination, advocating for rights, affirming mad identities, remembering and participating in mad history, and having fun. Our lives and contributions are valuable and need celebration!
12pm: Meet at Pliny Park
12:15pm-1pm: March to the Commons
1pm-4pm: Rally and speeches
Farm to Ballet Performance Camp for Kids at Retreat Farm
presented by Ballet Vermont and Retreat Farm
Monday, July 15th, 2019-Friday, July 19th, 2019 at Retreat Farm (45 Farmhouse Square, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). 9am-3:30*pm. *Paid aftercare option of 3:30pm-4:30pm for an additional $50. Please go to www.balletvermont.org for performance tickets.
Your camper can dance on the big stage with Farm to Ballet! Campers who participate in this camp will perform the choreography they learn at camp as the pre-show to Farm to Ballet's Retreat Farm show. Camp week will include daily ballet class, farm and garden exploration, activities, and craft. Dancers will work on choreography and craft costumes in addition to other activities to prepare for the big Farm to Ballet performance.
UPRISE Youth Activism Camp (Ages 13-19)
Sunday, July 28th, 2019-Sunday, August 4th, 2019 in Marshfield, VT. For more information please go here: https://www.uprisecampvt.org.
We're inviting youth ages 13-19 to the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont for one amazing week of teen empowerment, creativity, action, and friendship -- all while strategizing for our collective future. As mentors with a broad spectrum of skills, we are passionate about empowering teens as organizers, change makers, and allies in our rapidly changing world.
The cost of the camp is $450 for the week, but please feel more than welcome to ask us about scholarships. Bring your hopes and fears for the future, your unique style and skills, your passion and ideas -- but most of all, bring yourself, just as you are -- and join us!
Youth interested in attending Uprise! are asked to go through a short application form process. The application will give us an idea of who’s interested in the camp and help our team make this camp accessible and awesome for everyone. There are financial aid questions at the end of the application. You can find information on the application process here.
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.
STANDING REGULAR MEETINGS
Women Veterans Weekly Coffee and Tea Social
Thursday Mornings at Brattleboro Legion Post 5 Inc. (32 Linden Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). 9am-10am.
All female veterans are invited to join in the Women Veterans group coffee held at the American Legion. All women veterans are welcome. You do not need to be a Legion member.
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.
Youth 4 Change
Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month from 5:30pm-8pm.
For more information please contact Youth 4 Change at [email protected].
5:30pm: Drop in homework time and art making
6:30pm: Meeting and Organizing
Youth 4 Change is for local-area youth 12-22 interested in political organizing around local/state/national social justice issues that are important to them. Brattleboro area advocates and educators are holding a space, and assisting youth in building a strong personal tool kit to organize for change. Using a variety of creative methods, we aim to enable youth with tools for resilience, courage and compassion, while fostering their ability to speak up about issues that matter to them, and to take action in the name of love and liberation for all people. Come explore issues of racial, economic and gender justice through art, movement, first-hand accounts and contemplative practices. Connect with area youth around the issues that matter to you and strengthen your tool kit for action!
Windham County NAACP Regular Meetings
Monthly community meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month at The Root Center for Social Justice (The Whetstone Studio for the Arts, 28 Williams Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301) on the First Floor from 6pm-7pm. Upcoming Meetings: 3/21/19; 4/18/19; 5/16/19. For more information please email [email protected]. All are welcome.
The meetings are open to anyone interested in racial justice. The Mission of the NAACP is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
ONGOING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING
Sundays at 12pm on Brattleboro Community Radio 107.7FMTo 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.
Have a wonderful week, WeCAN Friends. We look forward to seeing you at and event or meeting in the near future!