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Ideas and education

"A Photo is Worth a Thousand Words" - Sponsored by Vermont Independent Media's Media Mentoring Project (via Zoom): Want to take engaging and/or newsworthy photos or video? Learn tips/tricks about the art of imagery and storytelling from photo journalism experts: Kris Radder, photographer and videographer for the Brattleboro Reformer; Kelly Fletcher, documentary photographer; Ziagul Azimi, journalist/executive for Afghan Women News Agency. 7 p.m. Workshop leaders coach participants in crafting images/video that tell a captivating story but also bring more likes on social media/YouTube and may help bring change. Subject matter includes: choosing a compelling topic, angles/framing, light, color, subject, composition, capturing images in volatile situations. This is the first of MMP's spring programs that will continue on Zoom/Facebook Live with assistance from BCTV. Joyce Marcel, writer of cover stories for Vermont Business Magazine, moderates. Free. Zoom. Information: Register:

Film and video

PUTNEY NXT Rockumentary Film Series: "Searching for Sugar Man" (2012): This documentary about a South African cultural phenomenon, written/directed by Malik Bendjelloul, details efforts in the late 1990s of two Cape Town fans, Stephen "Sugar" Segerman and Craig Bartholomew Strydom, to find out if the rumored death of American musician Sixto Rodriguez was true and, if not, to discover what had become of him. Rodriguez's music, which had never achieved success in the U.S., had become very popular in So. Africa, though little was known about him in that country. 7 p.m. The film won the 2013 BAFTA Award for Best Documentary at the 66th British Academy Film Awards in London. Two weeks later, it won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood. $10 suggested donation. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Medicaid & Health Resource Drop-in Hours: All are welcome to stop in to find out whether they will be affected by the upcoming Medicaid cut-backs, what their rights are in this process, and how to be sure that they aren't cut off for bureaucratic reasons. People who are not on Medicaid and have questions about health care access are also welcome as there will be other health care resources available. Hosted by Vermont Workers Center. 2-4 p.m. in the Meeting Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: For more information, email

BRATTLEBORO Healthcare Resource Info Hours: Members of VT Worker's Center will be on hand to provide information about the Medicaid re-determinations that will be starting on 4/1. Members of the public are invited to drop in to find out about the re-determinations, how they're impacted, and what you can do if you are cut off. There will also be resources answering other questions about healthcare – not only Medicaid – and the opportunity to participate in a healthcare survey. 2-4 p.m. Additional days (same time): March 8, March 22, April 5, April 19. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Parenting 4 Justice - Monthly Book Group: Dive deep into the topics of Social Justice, Parenting for Social Justice, Parenting for Racial Justice, Parenting for Economic Justice, Parenting for Disability Justice, Parenting for Gender Justice, and Parenting for Collective Liberation. Facilitated by Abby Mnookin. Snacks will be provided and we also hope to offer childcare. 6-8 p.m. monthly, 2nd Wednesday. To sign up/have questions, email Abby at Some copies of "Parenting 4 Social Justice" by Abby Mnookin are available for loan from the library, can be purchased at Everyone's Books, or online. Hosted by Brooks Memorial Library and Parenting for Social Justice. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.



March 2023