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Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Speaks on Indigenous People's History and the Roots of America's Endless Wars 03/29/2016

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is a longtime feminist, native rights, antiwar, and antiracist activist. She is a teacher and the author of five books, including "An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States." This is part of the Will Miller Social Justice Lecture Series

Sponsored by:

International Socialist Organization Burlington Chapter • United Academics • Toward Freedom • Global Justice Ecology Project • Will Miller Green Mountain Vets for Peace • UVM Sociology Department

Chelsea Green Book Talks: Carbon Farming Solutions with Eric Toensmeier 03/25/2016

A public lecture by Eric Toensmeier on Carbon Farming hosted by Chelsea Green Publishing and NOFA VT at Shelburne Farms in partnership with Edible Landscapes.

Carbon farming is a suite of agricultural practices and crops that sequester carbon in the soil and in aboveground biomass. Combined with a massive reduction in fossil fuel emissions—and in concert with adaptation strategies to our changing environment— carbon farming has the potential to bring us back from the brink of disaster and return our atmosphere to the “magic number” of 350 parts per million of carbon dioxide

Eric Toensmeier is the award-winning author of Paradise Lot and Perennial Vegetables, and the co-author of Edible Forest Gardens. Eric is an appointed lecturer at Yale University, a Senior Fellow with Project Drawdown, and an international trainer. He presents in English and Spanish throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, and the Caribbean. Eric has studied useful perennial plants and their roles in agroforestry systems for over two decades, and cultivates about 300 species in his urban garden.  Eric is currently writing: Carbon Farming: a Global Toolkit for Stabilizing the Climate with Tree Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices.  More of his writing can be viewed online at perennialsolutions.org.

Ethan Allen Homestead Enrichment Program: One Family, Four Generations, Two Hundred Years 03/20/2016

Jane Williamson, Director of the Rokeby Museum, tells the story of early VT resident Thomas Robinson and his descendants, one of Vermont’s most influential families.

For more information, contact the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum at (802) 865-4556.

Ohavi Zedek Lunch & Learn - Dr. Anna Hajkova on The Children of Terezin 03/17/2016

A presentation prepared and presented by Dr. Anna Hajkova, Professor of Modern Continental History at the University of Warwick, UK in connection with the Theatre Kavanagh production of Brundibar. Brundibar was performed in Burlington, VT over the weekends of March 11-13 and again March 18-20 in 2016 at Contois Auditorium in City Hall.

First Wednesdays - Gothic Magnificence 03/02/2016

Part of the Vermont Humanities Council's First Wednesday Lecture Series, Dartmouth professor Cecilia Gaposchkin discusses the power of Gothic architecture in thirteenth-century Paris, including the cathedrals of Notre-Dame and Sainte-Chapelle.

Cleophace Mukeba Updates his 2015 Trip to South Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo 02/29/2016

Cleophace Mukeba, Founder and Director of the Vermont IBUTWA Project, speaks with Meghan O'Rourke about his August 2015 trip to South Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the positive impacts Vermont IBUTWA has made, and the challenges that lay ahead.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/ibutwa

Gospel Fest 2016 02/27/2016

Gospel Fest 2016 features: Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Gospel Choir, Burlington Ecumenical Gospel Choir, Montpelier Community Gospel Choir, and The New Alpha Missionary Baptist Church Children's Choir.

Gospel Fest is an annual Christian music ministry hosted by the New Alpha Missionary Baptist Church. Gospel Fest's anchor choir, the Burlington Ecumenical Gospel Choir (BEC), is now in its 23rd year. BEC is made up of performers from different religious denominations and walks of life; their mission is the educate the community about Black History Month through music.

Preservation Burlington: Burlington's Historic Women 02/25/2016

Ron Wanamaker, Liisa Reimann, and Britta Fenniman-Tonn join in a discussion on Burlington's Historic Women. Preservation Burlington will be hosting events during March which is Women's History Month.

More information on Preservation Burlington

Britta Fenniman Tonn

Britta joined the board in 2012. She has coordinated PB's walking tour program since 2010, an activity which merges her background and interest in education, historic preservation, and local history. Britta currently works as an architectural historian for EBI Consulting, an environmental consulting firm. Britta also works with the Church Street Marketplace to prepare historical reports and plaques for downtown Burlington buildings, teaches piano lessons to young children, and serves on the Winooski Planning Commission. A native New Yorker, Britta has lived full-time in Vermont since 2005 and spends much of her free time slowly repairing her 1860s vernacular home in Winooski.


Liisa Reimann Rivera
Originally from England, Liisa has lived in Burlington since 2006. She earned her Master's in Historic Preservation from the University of Vermont and is a principal with Blue Brick Preservation. Liisa lives in a 1954 ranch house, whose historic wooden windows she thinks are of a genius design seldom seen since, in Burlington's New North End. Liisa's passions include historic industrial buildings, firehouses, and little-known builder-architects of the vernacular landscape.


Ron Wanamaker
Ron Wanamaker has been a member of the Board since 2007 and has served as Vice President and President. A passionate preservationist, he continues to serve on the Education Committee for Preservation Burlington and is also a member of Burlington’s Design Advisory Board. A contractor since 1988, he has lived and worked in Burlington since 1998 and managed Wanamaker Restoration as well as Champlain Valley Millworks.

Yoga is For Every Body! 02/22/2016

Host Barrie Silver speaks with Bill O'Connor, Hot Yoga owner, to discuss the history of Yoga, how he got started, and the health benefits. Bill also explains how Yoga is for Every BODY. 

bill@hotyogaburlingtonvt.com | (802) 999-9963  

For more info visit: http://hotyogaburlingtonvt.com/

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Ethan Allen Homestead Enrichment Program: Ethan Allen, Vermont's Founding Father? 02/21/2016

Always controversial, Ethan Allen still inspires lively debate over his importance to the founding of the Fourteenth State. Was he a brawling, land-hungry drunkard or a persistent effective force in breaking away the Green Mountains from the grips of New York oligarchs? Just how should we think of the man who captured a British fort, languished in an English dungeon, and ended his days in a modest farmhouse in Burlington's intervale? Presented by Willard Sterne Randall, Distinguished Scholar in History and Professor Emeritus, Champlain College.

For more information, contact the Ethan Homestead Museum at (802) 865-4556.

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