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Ideas and education

Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holliday by Angela Y. Davis (Online): "From one of this country's most important intellectuals comes a brilliant analysis of the blues tradition that examines the careers of three crucial black women blues singers through a feminist lens. Angela Davis provides the historical, social, and political contexts with which to reinterpret the performances and lyrics of Gertrude 'Ma' Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday as powerful articulations of an alternative consciousness profoundly at odds with mainstream American culture.". Continues 4/26. Presented by the Pioneer Valley Project (PVP) Racial Justice Book Group. Join this multi-racial and anti-racist, liberty filled space to learn, share, build community. Free for PVC members; $25 donation, or amount that works for you, for non-members. Online. Register:

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Garland School Campfires are for Learning: The Garland School invites you to come visit our campfire! Learn about how we make a fire every day with children ages 3-5, and how we use fire-making to teach science, safe and healthy boundaries, and being a member of a community. 2 p.m. This event is part of the Month of the Young Child celebration throughout Windham County. Free. The Garland School, Winston Prouty Campus, 60 Austine Dr., Lower Croker Hall. Information: See for a full list of family-friendly events.

Community building

2021 Meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (Webcast and Teleconference): NorthStar and Vermont State Agencies present highlights of recent Vermont Yankee (VY) decommissioning activities. Additionally, the Panel's newly formed Federal Nuclear Waste Policy Committee will discuss progress on its first meetings and will take questions and feedback. 6 - 8:45 p.m. Complete Agenda: Questions about access to this meeting: Tony Leshinskie, VT State Nuclear Engineer,, 802-272-1714. Webinar. Weblink for audio/video. Dial-in available for audio only: VT NDCAP 2021; 802-828-7228 or 802-552-8456. Conference Rm. # 263 635 335 (followed by # sign).



April 2021