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Ideas and education

Habeas Corpus: The Legal Meaning of This Ancient Right: The Vermont Institute of Community and International Involvement presents Sara George Esq., State's Attorney and Chief Prosecutor of Chittenden County, who leads a community discussion on the legal meaning of Habeas Corpus, an ancient right in our law to challenge unlawful detentions and the importance of that right to preserve our basic freedom from arbitrary and false imprisonments. Habeas Corpus, "You have the body," is a directive to the state to produce the body of a person who may have been falsely imprisoned in order for that person to challenge the legality of that arrest and detention. Based on the presumption of innocence, habeas is a guarantee that a person will not be 'disappeared' into the black sites of the correctional system and lose his/her liberty without a finding by a court that due process of the law has been afforded to the person and that probable cause has been established to detain or arrest the person and if probable cause is not established to release him or her. 6 p.m. Zoom. Website: (also has information on phone access) Zoom: Meeting ID: 878 4312 5559 Passcode: 053020.


BRATTLEBORO Lunchtime Pipe Organ Series: Gavin Klein: Our monthly Estey Pipe Organ program will showcase compositions from around Europe spanning the Renaissance to Modern musical periods. 12 noon - 1 p.m. Free. Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St. Information: Info/RSVP:

Ceremonies and memoriams

BRATTLEBORO A Silent Vigil of Loving Kindness: Under a banner that reads, "Holding a Space of Loving Kindness for All Living Beings," we conduct a silent vigil. Our purpose is to serve as a living reminder of the inherent goodness of each of us, as well as our inextricable connection with one another. All are welcome to join us in extending sentiments of loving kindness to all living beings: to family and friends, neighbors and strangers, kindred spirits and adversaries, human and non-human beings, alike. And to ourselves, as well. 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. (for a few minutes or the full hour) on alternating Weds. and Thur. Choose to stand, kneel, or sit in a chair you bring (stone benches circle the Fountain). Please mask and observe appropriate distancing. Wells Fountain, south side Windham County District Courthouse, Jct . Putney Rd. & Main St. (Rte 30). For more info and to be on the mailing list for future vigils, contact: Tim Stevenson,


BRATTLEBORO Wednesday Night Charity Bingo: Join us for a chance to win awesome prizes while donating to great local causes! Tonight's charity is Youth Services. 7 - 9 p.m. every Wednesday in the Taproom Brewpub & Biergarten. Bingo cards for all 10 prize rounds are $1 each. Whetstone Station, 36 Bridge St. Information: 802-490-2354.

Local history

First Wednesdays: Daisy Turner's Kin (via Zoom): Folklorist Jane Beck shares the story of the Turner family, a saga that spans four generations and two centuries. This rare account of the Black experience in New England covers capture in Africa, the middle passage, two generations of enslavement, escape from bondage, and eventually a family farm on a Vermont hilltop. 7 p.m. Offered through Brooks Memorial Library. Zoom. Information: Register:



October 2021