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Event listings for Monday, January 15

Celebrations and festivals

JAMAICA A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: Join us as we celebrate Dr. King’s birthday featuring readings from his essays and speeches, plus songs and poems that are inspired by his legacy and commitment to peace, justice and anti-racism. We welcome your participation and encourage your sharing any related readings or songs that have been inspiring to you. Potluck dinner follows. Co-sponsored by Jamaica Community Arts Council and West River Community Project. 5 p.m. Free. Jamaica Town Hall, 17 Pikes Falls Rd. Information: 802-874-4743; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Well-being

GUILFORD Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: These classes will introduce and practice the most basic movements of introductory forms taught by Dr. Paul Lam and recommended by the Arthritis Foundation. The pace is smooth, slow, and can be done while seated. Instructor: Leah Gessner, Certified by Tai Chi Vermont, Inc. in Fall Prevention Tai Chi. Sponsored by Guilford Cares. Mondays: Intermediate: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.; Beginners: 11 a.m. - noon. Through Monday, March 12. $2 suggested donation. Guilford Community Church, Crnr Rte. 5 and Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-579-1350, gcares@comcast.net.

BRATTLEBORO "The Vermont Non-GMO Cookbook" with author Tracey Medeiros: This book is a testament to both the struggles and triumphs of the non-GMO movement and shines a light on the far reaching effects of "knowing what is in your food." Join Tracey for a discussion about her new book and non-GMO foods in VT.​. noon - 1 p.m. Free. Brown Bag Lunch Series, River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Martin Luther King Day - A Community Event at the Co-op: In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we welcome area non-profits to come shed light on their work. Take time out of your day to stop by and learn how you can support your community through social justice and activist groups present throughout the store. The Co-op did a lot to broaden our local connections over the last year, and we hope to continue deepening those roots as much as possible in 2018. We invite all WeCAN-affiliated groups to participate also. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Ruth: 802-246-2821, msbfc@sover.net.

Activism

BRATTLEBORO Windham County Organizing Committee for Vermont Workers' Center: This is a democratic, member-run organization dedicated to organizing with a human rights framework and to taking action on issues of concern to people most impacted by economic and social injustice. We welcome anyone who wants to learn more about our work and/or to organize in Windham County. Our Healthcare Is A Human Right campaign is focused on building collective power to win a healthcare system that works for people, not for profit, and provides dignified wages and conditions for people working in the healthcare field. We also work in solidarity with social, economic, racial, and climate justice organizations to build a mass movement for people and the planet. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Tuesdays. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Ellen Schwartz: 802-257-4436, eschwa1@myfairpoint.net.

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