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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Monday, November 

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Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Mother Up! Monthly Meet-Up: Join us in building solidarity among parents by taking action to protect the health and safety of our collective future. A vegetarian meal and childcare for ages 8 and under will be provided. Mother Up!: Families Rise Up for Climate Action is a project of 350Vermont that brings together families to talk about the tough realities of climate change and to participate in the transition to a healthier and safer world. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St. RSVP helpful: abby@350vt.org.

BRATTLEBORO Parent/Tot Open Gym: This is an unstructured program where the parent is responsible for their child/children (age 5 and under). Open Gym is a place for parents and tots to get out of the cold and enjoy playing with blocks, a playhouse, cars, toys, puzzles, a tunnel, a play kitchen, big rubber balls and more. 10 - 11:45 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Through Thursday, April 23. $1 per day. Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Dept., 207 Main St. Information: 254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Book Launch/Reading - "Much Madness: A Survivor's Guide to Extreme States and Self-Advocacy for Young Adults": Presented by the Hive Mutual Support Network for its first book - a collection of personal stories from eight individuals who experienced psychosis or other extreme states as adolescents or young adults. Contributors share what helped them navigate their extreme states, as well as what supports were unhelpful or harmful. Contributors found meaning through various channels - poetry, film making, activism, academia, and friendship. "Much Madness" also contains a list of resources that can be helpful to young people experiencing psychosis or extreme states. The event will feature contributors reading from their essays, Q&A with editors Kaz DeWolfe and Calvin Moen, and representatives from Hilltop Recovery Residence, Youth Services, and Spark Teacher Education Institute talking about their work. 5:30 - 7 p.m. Main Reading Room. Light refreshments. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Calvin Moen and Kaz DeWolfe: 802-432-8993, bratthive@gmail.com.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Quantum Social Change in the Climate Change Era with Wendy Webber: Wendy will read a compelling story from "Stories to Empower Quantum Social Change: Our Entangled Future." This book was produced as part of the Adaptation CONNECTS research project, which is studying the relationship between climate change adaptation and transformations to sustainability. This is followed by a facilitated dialogue on the impact of the story on you and how it might empower you to rise into your own contribution to make a difference. 12 noon - 1 p.m. Free. River Garden - Brown Bag Series, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Activism

BRATTLEBORO Youth 4 Change: For young people (ages 12-22) interested in political organizing around local, state, and national social justice issues important to you. Brattleboro area advocates and educators can assist you in building a strong personal tool kit to organize for change. Using creative methods, we offer tools for resilience, courage and compassion, while fostering your ability to speak up and to take action in the name of love and liberation for all people. Explore issues of racial, economic, gender justice through art, movement, first-hand accounts and contemplative practices. Connect with area youth and strengthen your tool kit for action!. 5:30 p.m. Drop-in homework time and Art-making; 6 p.m. Dinner, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Meeting and Organizing (1st and 3rd Mon. of every month). Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information: youth4changeaction@gmail.com.

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