CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Tuesday, September
BRATTLEBORO Tuesday Trivia Night: Live trivia every Tuesday night. One team per table (up to 6 people). Great prizes. 7-9 p.m. in the Brewery Taproom Brewpub & Biergarten. Free to play. Whetstone Station, 36 Bridge St. Information: 802-490-2354.
Brattleboro Democracy Forum: "Is the United States a Democracy?" with Tim Kipp (via Zoom): This presentation posits that we are not a democracy. While there have been magnificent and significant episodes of true struggles for democracy, they have only come as a reaction to the absence of democracy. It is the victims of this political and economic system who have led the struggle for real democracy. Real democracy in the US happens when the people fight back: the Civil Rights, Women's, Peace, Labor, Gender Identity and Environmental Rights movements, etc. The founders created a rhetorical and historical trap for themselves and us - as the story goes, we are a nation founded on an idea, the promise of democracy. And when, at those times when the people try to cash that promissory note demanding the country live up to its articulated ideas, the people are most often met with government intransigence, opposition and or class and white backlash. Tim will explore the undemocratic nature of our system from an historical and structural perspective by examining key aspects of the Constitution, Federalism, the Representative System; the Party System; and the Supreme Court. And, time permitting, offer a vision of what real democracy looks like. 6:30 p.m. "Forum will be recorded and air on BCTV and WVEW. It's a re-presentation of our 7/6 meeting. Since we've had time to let thoughts percolate in our heads, it could lead to a really good discussion (if you weren't at the meeting, come to this one)." Organized by We Celebrate Democracy Civil Rights For All. (To call in, find your local number: https://tinyurl.com/c3bnnxmx). 6:30 p.m. Zoom. 802-258-7045, firstname.lastname@example.org Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/vcdrd63z Meeting ID: 845 0956 0179 Passcode: 150977.
GRAFTON Tractor Show, Bake Sale, Raffle, Tag Sale (Outdoors): Lisai's BBQ and Grill for lunch. Fall mums and asters will also be for sale. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Main Street. Offered by the Historical Society Museum and The Grafton Public Library. Grafton Historical Society, 147 Main St. Information: 802-843-2584.
BRATTLEBORO Veggie Van Go (Vermont Food Bank): Free produce for people to take home. 10-11 a.m. Normally the 1st and 3rd Mondays in parking lot across street from main entrance. Drive through model: Stay in your vehicle. If walking, see a VT Foodbank associate but stay 6 ft. back. No income requirements, registration, paperwork. You do not need to be present to get food - you may ask someone to pick up on your family's behalf. Brattleboro Union High School, 131 Fairground Rd. Information: Questions: Kira Sawyer-Hartigan, WSESU Site Coordinator: 802-254-3730, email@example.com.