Tell the Truth
Come meet Bill McKibben and Sherri Mitchell in person and also see their portraits. Bill will be speaking about his new book, Radio Free Vermont, and Sherri will be reading from her new book, Sacred Instructions. As well, Robert Shetterly, creator of the 16-year portrait project “Americans Who Tell the Truth” will speak of some of the stories behind the 180 portraits that include Bill and Sherri. Chase Center, Vermont Law School, South Royalton on Sat., Mar. 3 from 5:15-7 PM. This program is free and sponsored by WFVR (Royalton Community Radio), BALE, 350Vermont, and the New Economy Law Center at Vermont Law School. There will be an opening of the exhibit at the White River Gallery @ BALE from 3-5 PM just prior to the program. For more info, click HERE.
Building Resilient Communities
Save your Wednesday evenings for the six-session series “Building Resilient Communities” that launches on Wed., Feb. 28. The series runs on alternating Wednesdays though May 9at the Bethany Church in Randolph from 6:30-8:30 PM. Programs are:
- What It Takes: Stories of Revitalizing and Resilience in Our Towns
- Land and Town: Cultivating the Bonds Between Farms and Community
- Solutions from Around the World Seen Though the Film Tomorrow
- What Does a Localand Sustainable Economy Look Like?
- Slow Growth, No Growth, De-Growth: What’s in Our Future?
- Designing Whole Systems with Ben Falk
For more info, contact BALE HERE.
Surviving the Future
How can we make our communities and ourselves more resilient and better able to withstand the shocks coming our way? Surviving the Future is a six-session book discussion and action series based on the book Surviving the Future: Culture, Carnival and Capital in the Aftermath of the Market Economy that will be led by Rick Gottesman. Alternating Wednesday evenings from 6-8 PM, starting Feb. 21 at the Kimball Public Library, Randolph. Free; all are welcome. To register or get more info, contact Rick HERE.
Acupuncture, Chronic Pain, and the Opioid Crisis
Two components of the opioid crisis are over prescription of opioid medications for chronic pain and addiction due to recreational use. Because of this, as of Jan. 1, 2018, non-pharmacological pain treatment modalities are required for all hospitals to be accredited by the Joint Commission. Recent studies have shown that acupuncture can be effective in reducing chronic pain and pain medication use, as well as opioid addiction treatment. Come learn from Bethel’s licensed acupuncturist Kirk White about the latest findings regarding one of the oldest healing systems in the world. Commons @ BALE, South Royalton on Wed., Feb. 28 from 7-9 PM. For more info, contact Kirk HERE.
Culture and Agriculture
NOFA-Vermont’s winter conference theme is “Organic Matters: Culture & Agriculture,” which celebrates our agrarian roots. It’s the winter event of the year for farmers, gardeners, homesteaders and enthusiastic eaters. Please join 1,100 of your fellow organic food enthusiasts for three days of learning, inspiration, good food, great conversation, and communitybuilding. Feb. 17-19 at Davis Center, UVM, Burlington. For more info, click HERE.
Kids and Racism
Talking about race and racism can be difficult, especially with children, but that does not mean we shouldn’t have these conversations. Come to a discussion group that was developed by the Peace & Justice Center to address the impact of racism on our children. It is designed to help people discuss racial issues with children in a meaningful and age-appropriate way. It includes resources, discussion, and role-playing. Led by Zymora Davinchi and Jade Walker, this three-part series runs Saturdays, Feb. 10, 17, 24 from 11 AM-1 PMat Kimball Library, Randolph. Sponsored by Peace & Justice Center, Kimball Public Library, and Focus on Racial Equality. Free, but please register in advance HERE.
Post-Apocalyptic Woodcuts & Show
Come to a performance by Bread & Puppet Theatre’s Peter Schumann and see his “Post-Apocalyptic Woodcuts” at theWhite River Gallery @ BALE in South Royalton on Sat., Feb. 3 from 2-5 PM. The show runs through March 2. For more info, contact Dian HERE.