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The written word

Brooks Memorial Library - Teens Only Book Club (via Zoom): For this new teen book club, the book we'll be discussing this month is "Scythe" by Neal Schusterman. Hosted by the Teen Advisory Board. "Teens Only" events are open to people in grades 7-12. Teens@brookslibraryvt.org. Zoom. Information: For link, email: Teens@brookslibraryvt.org.

Business and economy

"The Lenses We Look Through: Unconscious Bias at Work" (Virtual): Understanding our own "lenses" makes us better able to identify and address assumptions and stereotypes (i.e., bias) so we can create genuinely inclusive work environments. While this discussion is geared toward how unconscious bias "shows up" in the workplace, the content and tools can be used in any part of life. Offered by Adaptiva HR. 10 a.m.-12 noon. This can be a difficult topic to explore so attention is given to create a safe/structured discussion, providing all participants an opportunity to learn the definition of unconscious bias, info about how it impacts the workplace, and tools for self-awareness and action. Virtual. Information: www.adaptivahr.com/events-workshops.

Well-being

COVID-19 Grief Support Groups (offered by Brattleboro Area Hospice via Zoom): "Brattleboro Area Hospice is broadening our support to include issues of loss, transition, other difficulties and challenges that arise and are magnified during this time of pandemic. This group experience will focus on strengthening resilience and expanding inner resources. The group will offer times for journaling, shared reflection, and conversation, with an emphasis on attentive listening, compassion, and mutual trust - all of proven value in difficult times like ours.". 5:30-7 p.m., 1st & 3rd Tues. of each month (8 sessions). Limited to 7 participants. This is not a drop-in group (after the first session, you are under no obligation to continue). Co-facilitated by Muriel Wolf, BAH's spiritual companion, and Rick Willhite, who has a professional background in spiritual care/social work. Both offer opportunities to learn simple, nonreligious spiritual practices plus practical tools that have helped many find their way through times of difficulty and change. Through Tuesday, June 15. Free. Zoom. Registration required/more info: muriel.wolf@brattleborohospice.org or leave a message for Muriel Wolf with Hilary Farquhar: 802-257-0775 x 105.

Community building

Vote - Town Meeting Day and Windham Southeast School District Elections: Town Meeting Day and Windham Southeast School District elections are today. Register to vote using the online registration page at https://olvr.vermont.gov or contact your Town Clerk: Brattleboro: 251-8157, Dummerston: 257-1496, Guilford: 254-6857, Putney: 387-5862 x 13, Vernon: 257-0292 x 4. All voters are encouraged to visit their My Voter Page, https://mvp.vermont.gov, to update their registration address, including their physical AND mailing addresses, and request an absentee ballot to be mailed to them. If you encounter problems logging in, contact your Town Clerk. There will be no in-person early voting in Brattleboro. (If you have already requested your absentee ballot, disregard this notice.). Town Meeting Day and Elections.

Statewide LGBTQ+ Town Hall Series (Online): Join us for weekly Town Hall Sessions on Health Justice, Housing, Rural Queerness, Youth, Aging, and Racial Justice. We'll be culminating the series with a Statewide LGBTQ+ Town Meeting. Share what is important to you and explore ways we can build together across the state. 7 p.m. Today is the final day of this series - a collaborative project offered by the LGBTQIA+ Alliance of VT, Outright Vermont, Pride Center of VT, and the Rainbow Umbrella of Central VT. Online. Information: Register: www.pridevt.com.

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