Community Events

From: Woodstock Social Justice Initiative

John Brown Day Celebration and Anti-Racism Symposium

On 5 May of this year, the Vermont legislature adopted a concurrent resolution “designating October 16, 2017 as John Brown Day in Vermont.” We at WSJI are excited to celebrate this first-of-its-kind holiday by hosting an anti-racism symposium in Woodstock, Vermont. Please join us on Saturday 14 October for a day aimed at empowering community members with the understanding and tools needed to take action against racism.

What: John Brown Day Celebration and Anti-Racism Symposium

When: Saturday 14 October

Where: Woodstock Union High School Woodstock, Vermont

Workshops will be facilitated by area activists, educators and artists. Examples of topics are:

John Brown’s legacy today
Abolitionism and anti-abolitionism in the Upper Valley
Overcoming personal barriers to taking action against injustice
Understanding and pushing back against modern white supremacy
Visual arts and Black experiences
Race and the criminal justice system
Activism thru music workshop
Teaching about controversial topics and
figures in schools
YOH Theater performance
WUHS High School Band performance
And MORE!!

$10-20 sliding-scale registration fee includes breakfast, Register Here:

 Tech Tuesdays at the Norman Williams Public Library, 4 pm to 6 pm

Free one-one help with technology. Computer basics; how to use an e-reader, get a free email address, download e-books and audiobooks, start a blog, learn HTML, FTP, CGI or JavaScript, Word or Excel. To set up an appointment, please contact the library at 457-2295