Register for this program here: https://bit.ly/3jgvku9.
This summer we are seeing the climate crisis getting frighteningly and increasingly severe. Scientists are telling us that the window for preventing runaway climate change is closing fast. We must act boldly now to protect communities today and safeguard a viable future for our children and grandchildren.Share your thoughts and learn what Vermont is doing about the climate crisis. Your voice is needed to ensure we take meaningful and effective action!
Vanessa Rule, co-founder of Mothers Out Front and Better Future Project and 350Massachusetts and now Lead Organizer of 350Vermont will talk about the state’s plan for action, why it is critical for Vermonters to raise their voices and be engaged in the process, and how we can do that. A Charlotte Public Library event. (Chittenden County.)
Join the conversation: https://bit.ly/38nNQdU
Yet more freedom of information also brings more opportunities for disinformation, declining trust in established news organizations, and increasing popularity of conspiracy theorists.
Join us for a conversation on media literacy with Adam Davidson, Christina Asquith and Jesse Wegman, founders of The Charlotte Bridge, and national journalists. Adam co-founded Planet Money and has been a staff reporter for the New York Times and the New Yorker. Christina reported for newspapers and radio for 20 years before founding her own nonprofit news organization, The Fuller Project. Jesse is an editorial board member of the New York Times. A Charlotte Library event (Chittenden County.) Register here: https://bit.ly/38bA127
The Fletcher Free Library (Burlington, VT, Chittenden County) is excited to offer a Zoom author event with Sharon Draper: Telling a Slave’s Story. Mrs. Draper will talk about her Coretta Scott King Book Award winning Young Adult Novel, “Copper Sun.” You can register for this event at fletcherfree.org/register.
This event is part of the City of Burlington’s first Annual Juneteenth Celebration, an event for all to celebrate Black liberation in the United States (juneteenthbtv.org). There will be music, art, food, educational events and more.
“Copper Sun” by Sharon Draper
Amari’s life was once perfect. Engaged to the handsomest man in her tribe, adored by her family, and fortunate enough to live in a beautiful village, it never occurred to her that it could all be taken away in an instant. But that was what happened when her village was invaded by slave traders. Her family was brutally murdered as she was dragged away to a slave ship and sent to be sold in the Carolinas. There she was bought by a plantation owner and given to his son as a “birthday present.” Now, survival is all Amari can dream about.
A Deborah Rawson Memorial Library event. (Jericho, VT, Chittenden County.)
Where we live matters. It has a huge impact on our opportunities, such as the ease of getting to work, school, healthcare, services, and recreation. When we don’t have access to safe and stable homes, we lose out on these social and economic benefits. Join the Jericho Affordable Housing Committee and the Fair Housing Project of CVOEO for a community conversation about housing equity and the importance of affordable, inclusive housing. The program includes a presentation on the history and provisions of Federal and Vermont fair housing law and the realities of housing discrimination in Vermont followed by a discussion about community housing needs and how to make change at a local level.
Registration required — Please click here to register: https://forms.gle/
This program uses the application Zoom.