Twice during the opening years of the War the Mount was the focal point of command decisions that created consternation and even anger among America's revolutionary leaders. Mt. Independence Coalition president Stephen Zeoli examines the consequences of those decisions while exploring Mount Independence's significant role in winning America's freedom.
Robin Lloyd of Women's International League for Peace speaks on the crisis in Burundi and the Quaker Peacemaking respnse with: Elie Nahimana, Burundi Quaker Pastor and Administrator of Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities, Adrian Bishop, Friends Peace Teams and African Great Lakes Initiative, and Sebastien Hakizimana, of Association of Africans Living in Vermont.
Host Ron Wanamaker and Co Host Liisa Reimann, of the Preservation Burlington Education Committee, interviews Vermont author Adam Krakowski about his new book "Vermont Prohibition: Teetotalers, Bootleggers & Corruption."
Adam Krakowski has worked at museums, historical societies, art galleries and restoration firms all over New York and New England. Adam co-authored Vermont Beer: History of A Brewing Revolution. He writes for Yankee Brewing News, a brewing industry newspaper. In 2010, he was the recipient of the Weston Cate Jr. Research Fellowship from the Vermont Historical Society on the project “A Bitter Past: Hop Farming in Nineteenth-Century Vermont.”
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 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.
The locally produced film Quiet Rebel: Lynn Martin’s Story will show on BCTV Channel 8. The 80 minute film on the life and work of a unique Brattleboro figure, just turned 80–poet, activist, painter, retired AIDS prevention volunteer, is produced by Paul Bennett and Vidda Crochetta. It is being presented with the help and support of BCTV and Write Action.
Write Action, Inc., a community-based nonprofit writer’s organization formed to strengthen a community of writers in the Brattleboro area, and to promote the literary arts in the tri-state region.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Vidda at (802) 579-1833
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.
International Socialist Organization Burlington Chapter • United Academics • Toward Freedom • Global Justice Ecology Project • Will Miller Green Mountain Vets for Peace • UVM Sociology Department
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.
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.
On Friday, March 17th Channel 17/Town Meeting TV community producer Enrique “Kike” Balcazar, producer of Nadando Contra la Corriente con Justicia Migrante, the popular Spanish language program for Vermont migrant farm workers, was one of three people detained and arrested by U.S. Immigration and Custom's Enforcement (ICE) officials last week. Enrique’s arrested colleagues include Zully Palacios and Alex Carrillo.