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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Wednesday, October 

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Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Amy Arbus - Photographs from "On the Street - 1980-1990": This cutting edge series of photographs resonates today with the nostalgic yearning for the innocence and idealism of an earlier time. Wed.-Sun: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. COVID-19: Visitors required to wear face masks/maintain distance of 6 ft. Photos are laid out to allow for comfortable/safe viewing with markers on floor. Through Sunday, November 22. Free. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St. Information: 802-251-8290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

Vermont Humanities Annual Fall Conference - "The Reporter: Preview of the VT International Film Festival." (Online): This festival begins on October 23 and features 12 films focused on the importance of journalism to democracy, plus panel discussions. See previews and clips from these films, along with a discussion on these choices with director Orly Yadin. 7 p.m. Each Wednesday brings a new digital event premiering on VT Humanities website and Facebook page. Questions: 802-262-1355. Free. Online. Information: www.vermonthumanities.org/digital.

Music

"Music and the Mind" (Online): In this course with James Stewart, VPR Classical Music Host, we'll explore how music has been utilized in our culture and in our history. We'll experience audio experiments and illusions for ourselves and see if we can trust our own ears. We'll look at cutting-edge research and discuss some of the latest efforts of music therapy. Along the way, we'll talk about ancient graffiti, Mozart's starling, and answer the question, how do you get rid of a pesky ear-worm? . 1 - 2:30 p.m. If you want to know how all of this connects, come experience this multi-media lecture based on the podcast "Timeline" from VPR Classical. $10. Online. Information: learn.uvm.edu/program/ osher-lifelong-learning/olli-at-uvm-distinguished-speaker-series.

Government

Voter Rights, Voter Suppression Panel Discussion plus the Film: "Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook" (Online): Panelists include: Jim Condos, VT Secretary of State; Brianna Cea, CEO/Co-Founder of Generation Vote & Research and Program associate at Brennan Center for Justice; Paul Burns, VPIRG Exec. Dir.; Falko Schilling, ACLU VT Advocacy Dir., Tim Smith, Exec. Producer of "Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook." Leading up to the panel, co-presenting organizations will promote documentary film, exploring the effects of new election restrictions that have emerged in legislatures countrywide since the 2008 presidential election, which saw the most diverse electorate in American history. The film chronicles barriers to enfranchisement being imposed nationwide - a systematic scheme of homegrown voter suppression going on in plain sight. Filmmaker The American Issues Initiative strives to educate the American public about issues of our day – from criminal justice to education to the challenges of maintaining the vibrancy of our democracy - and to give voice to viable solutions that will make America a better, fairer place for Americans of every race, creed, sex. 7 p.m. Presented by Next Stage Arts Project along with VT League of Women Voters, VT ACLU, VPIRG, Jonathan Daniels Center for Social Responsibility, Disability Rights VT. Discussion/mini documentary screening: bit.ly/3ntI68V. BCTV will produce the technical production of the live streamed panel discussion. More info about "Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook" or the 10/21 event, visit riggedthefilm.com, nextstagearts.org, call 802-387-0102. Free. Online. Information: Full documentary: https://vimeo.com/369584224 Password: rigged.

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