Burlington Peace and Justice: A Participatory Reading of Frederick Douglass’ “The Meaning of the 4th of July for the Negro” 07/02/2015
The Burlington Peace & Justice Center presents a Participatory Reading of Frederick Douglass’ “The Meaning of the 4th of July for the Negro" on the 163rd anniversary (July 5, 1852) at Burlington City Hall. As a community event, they invite you to reconsider the meaning of freedom and racial justice through a historical lens as we celebrate our nation’s Independence Day. Copies of the speech will be provided and audience members are encouraged to partake in the shared reading of this influential speech.
For more information or to be involved in the planning as a community member, group or organization please contact Kyle at 863-2345 ext 6 or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Everyone welcome. Click here for the medium version of the speech (this is the version we will be reading at this event).
In the World of Winooski: French Heritage Festival - City's Major Projects this Summer - Wonderful Winooski! 06/23/2015
Steve Norman from the French Heritage Festival, is joined by Rita Martel from the Winooski Historical Society speak to the upcoming festival. Mayor Seth Leonard provides a Quick City Update and is then joined by Peter Wernsdorfer, the Winooski Director of Public Works, to discuss the department's major project list for the summer. For more information: www.winooskivt.org and follow Winooski on Facebook.
Due to a scarcity of silver in early America, silver smiths often melted down coins to obtain the raw materials needed to produce silver spoons; hence the term “coin silver”. David Perrin, author of “Coin Silver – Is it a Vermont Mark?”, discusses the origin of the process. Emphasis is placed on Vermont silver spoons made in early Burlington. This talk is of interest to both history buffs and those who enjoy collectibles.
Watch the lifting of the Lost Shul Mural at it's new home at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue on North Prospect Street. The historic 1910 mural, representative of traditional Eastern European Jewish art, was painted by Lithuanian immigrant Ben Zion Black. More information at: http://www.lostshulmural.org
Kyendamina Cleophace Mukeba, Activist and Founder of the Vermont Ibutwa Initiative, shares insights into his upcoming return to the Democratic Republic of Congo this summer and the implications of efforts of the Ibutwa Initative. Cleophace also provides background to the historyof conflict in the Democratice Republic of Congo, and human kinds responsibility to address the causes of this continuing crisis. www.facebook.com/ibutwa
Essex Memorial Day Parade Committee is proud to be the sponsor of the Annual Memorial Day Parade and Memorial Service. The event brings the community of Essex Junction and Essex together to honor those men and women who served our country.
Held at the South Burlington Veterans Memorial, and sponsored by the South Burlington Veteran's Memorial Committee. The ceremony includes placing of the wreath, SBHS Chamber Singers, and a Tribute for Memorial Day.
Essex Memorial Day Parade Committee is proud to be the sponsor of the Annual Memorial Service as part of the weekend events surrounding Memorial Day. This service brings the community of Essex Junction and Essex together to honor those men and women who served our country, designating Grand Marshal's TSgt. Gary Cook and Col. James Spaulding, Essex High School Air Force JROTC Teachers. The 2015 Theme is '30 Years of Remembrance'..
Ethan Allen Homestead Enrichment Program: Harvey Amani Whitfield - The Meaning of Slavery in Vermont 05/17/2015
Vermonters have always been proud that their state was the first to outlaw slavery in its constitution - but is that what really happened? The author of The Problem of Slavery in Early Vermont 1777-1810 considers the deepest questions about what freedom actually meant for African Americans in Vermont well into the nineteenth century.
For more information, contact the Ethan Homestead Museum at www.ethanallenhomestead.org or call 802.865-4556
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