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VT Humanities Council

Fall Conference 2020: Democracy 20/20

Join us online, and then in person, at our 47th annual Fall Conference as we take a clear-eyed look at the theory and practice of democracy. We’ll pay special attention to the current state of civic engagement in the United States. How can we work to bring people together when we are so divided? Learn more about Democracy 20/20.

*DIGITAL* Cartoonists: Still Foot Soldiers of Democracy

September 16
7:00 pm

Vermont Humanities Digital Channels

Political cartoonist Jeff Danziger will speak about his role in a French documentary film, Cartoonists, Foot Soldiers of Democracy, and about creating editorial cartoons during this time in American history. The film, an official selection at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, weaves together portraits of 12 cartoonists who defend democracy, often at personal peril. Danziger is the sole American cartoonist featured in the film.

View the Film

Watch the complete Cartoonists, Foot Soldiers of Democracy film on Vimeo in advance of this conversation with Danziger.

To access past sessions, visit the Vermont Humanities website.

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Local Teens invited to paint a mural in Bradford!

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CLiF Virtual Storytelling Series

BPL encourages kids to join CLiF’s virtual storytelling series Zoom!  You need to register in advance so please visit this page on the CLiF website:

CLiF has created an overview for each presentation that includes links to virtual ways to enjoy the author’s work, related literacy activities from CLiF’s resource library, and questions to guide students in preparing to “meet” the author.

Here’s the upcoming schedule:

Wednesday, July 15, 1pm – Meet author Eric Pinder
Wednesday, July 22, 1pm – Meet author/photographer/adventurer Jan Reynolds
Wednesday, July 29, 1pm – Meet storyteller Marv Klassen-Landis
Wednesday, August 5, 1pm – Meet author/illustrator/humorist Marty Kelley
Wednesday, August 12, 1pm – Meet non-fiction author Sandra Neil Wallace

We appreciate this cross-section of our amazing CLiF presenters – storyteller, nonfiction, author/illustrator, poet – living, working, and finding inspiration in their Vermont and New Hampshire homes.

If you aren’t able to catch this presentation live it will be posted to the CLiF website as well.  Thanks!

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