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Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO "Animal-ing and Peopling of the Arctic: End of the Ice Age, Adaptations to a Harsh Land of Plenty": The Arctic is one of the most dynamic, rapidly changing ecosystems on the planet, yet our scientific and social understanding is nascent relative to our historical and contemporary focus on the mid-latitudes, especially in the West. The remoteness/sparseness of its Indigenous and colonial human populations have contributed to this. But its immense natural resources, influential role in northern hemisphere weather/climate, contested social-cultural, political realities, and aspirations of the 8 Arctic countries have recently sharpened the attention of many lower-latitude sectors. Much of the Arctic was covered by ice sheets and glaciers during the last ice age. Plants, animals, humans successfully adapted to environments marginal to the ice and expanded throughout the Arctic and into North and South America at the end of the ice age. This lecture series, "The Arctic-Past Present, Future," reviews environmental/cultural dimensions of the Arctic. Presenter for this lecture: James Jordan, Core faculty member in the Environmental Studies Dept. at Antioch University New England. 10 a.m. - 12 noon. (The Osher Lifelong Learning Series lectures continues 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5). $6 per lecture. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Information:

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center - Nature Day: On this day of no school, drop the kids off to play and learn in the fields and forests at BEEC. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $45 ($35 BEEC members). Scholarships available. Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, 1221 Bonnyvale Rd. Information: 802-257-5785; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Spouse/Partner Loss Support Group: Facilitated by Cicely Carroll, Bereavement Care Counselor. 12 noon (2nd and 4th Mon.). Free. Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St. You must have one meeting with a bereavement counselor before participating in this group: 802-257-0775 x 108.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Lost River Racial Justice, Black Lives Matter-South, and People Of Color Caucus Regular Meeting: Childcare provided. Fragrance and nut free space. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. (2nd Monday of every month). Free. Whetstone Studio for the Arts, 28 William St., 1st fl.


BRATTLEBORO Youth 4 Change: For local-area youth ages 12-22 interested in political organizing around local/state/national social justice issues you find important. Brattleboro-area advocates and educators will assist you in building a strong personal tool kit to organize for change. Using creative methods, we aim to empower you with tools for resilience, courage and compassion, while fostering your ability to speak up about issues that matter to you and to take action in the name of love and liberation for all people. Explore issues of racial, economic and gender justice through art, movement, first-hand accounts, contemplative practices. Connect with area youth around the issues that matter to you and strengthen your tool kit for action. 5:30 p.m. Drop in homework time and art making, 6:00 p.m. Food, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Meeting and Organizing (1st and 3rd Mondays of every month). Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information:



October 2018