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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Thursday, November 

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Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Men, Patriarchy, and Capitalism: From the European witch hunts of the 1300's to rape culture, male violence has been a troubling theme of modern history. Thanks to the visibility gained by social mobilizations such as the MeToo movement, one would be hard-pressed to argue that we have made much progress in decreasing it. In mainstream discourse, male violence is explained away as the actions of deviant individuals, "bad apples." This explanation avoids questions that implicate the system in which we live. In order to really understand where male violence comes from, we need to situate our understanding in a larger analysis of history. Grounded in readings from (but not limited to) Angela Davis, bell hooks, Silvia Federici, and Jackson Katz, we will focus on the following questions: Is male violence a men's issue for men to analyze, discuss and end? What are the connections within the current political climate to historical events? How do our thoughts and ideology shape our actions and interactions? Does capitalism affect how men act in the world?. 11/29: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; 12/6: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; 12/13: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Men, please join us in doing this work. Readings provided. Refreshments served. Sign-up: brattleborosolidarity@gmail.com.

Well-being

GREENFIELD Calming Down Christmas: If you find yourself working harder in December than any other time of the year, just to wind up miserable and unhappy with your family, this workshop is for you. Practical strategies for making the holidays fun and harmonious for everybody, led by Janet McKenna Lowry, mom, nanny, and strategist. Presented by 9 to Thrive, a podcast about balancing work, community, and creativity. 6:30 p.m. $20. Studio 7, 229-231 Main St. Reservations: working9tothrive.com/events.

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