Join the Brattleboro Youth Climate Action Rallies on March 15th

On March 15th, youth across the world, youth will be gathering to focus the attention of local, state and national legislators on protecting our resources and environment. 

Join young people of southern Vermont to demand that our lawmakers work to steer us from climate disaster, and protect our frontline communities who are already suffering the consequences of it. Gather peacefully to share ideas and ensure that future generations can live to experience a healthy natural world. Bring signs, songs, and knowledge. Bring your stories and passions. Bring respectful arguments, and a willingness to listen.


Vermont Interview with American YPG Volunteer Concerning the Revolution in Rojava (Syria)

Waterbury Vermont, February, 2019 – Michael Alexander, a guest of the Green Mountain Central Labor Council AFL-CIO, recently spoke to Equal Time Radio (WDEV 550AM) about his experience serving as a volunteer soldier in the YPG. The YPG & YPJ are the military arm of the revolution in the northern Syria.  The revolution, which is ideologically influenced by the writings of the Vermont philosopher Murray Bookchin, is seeking to establish a secular Town Meeting-like direct democracy in Rojava (Syria).  Alexander, a native of Ohio USA, served as a heavy machine gunner on the Raqqa front. 


BlackKKKlansman to be Shown at All Souls Church Jan 27

WEST BRATTLEBORO — Enough with documentaries, this month All Souls Church will screen a full-length, commercial feature film on Sunday, Jan. 27, as the next offering in its series “Looking Inward at White Power and Privilege.”

“BlackKKKlansman,” the acclaimed 2018 film directed by Spike Lee and starring John David Washington and Adam Driver, will be shown for free starting at noon and will be followed by a discussion.


Youth Services Seeks Volunteers for 2019

Youth Services is offering a Volunteer Training on Monday, January 7 from 6-9 p.m. at their offices in Brattleboro for community members interested in becoming more involved with the nonprofit. Volunteer opportunities range from helping on an ad hoc basis with transportation, meal prep, sharing parenting and life skills to more formal roles such as volunteering as a mentor for a youth-led screen printing business, sitting on a once-a-month Diversion Panel, or serving as a temporary Host Home.


Take Action: Opposing the Criminalization of Poverty, Part II

Join us on Tuesday, November 27th at 5:30 pm, as Brattleboro Solidarity presents the second event geared towards helping the greater Brattleboro community to become more informed about surrounding poverty.

After an initial conversation, attendees will be able to learn about ways that several different local groups help those our town who are in need of support, and how to connect with them. The individual stations to visit will include the following:


Out in the Open Summit for Rural & Small Town LGBTQ Folks | Brattleboro | Nov. 9-11

Brattleboro, Vermont  – November 9-11th, an anticipated 75 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people living in small towns and rural communities from around the Northeast will gather for the fourth annual Out in the Open Summit for rural & small town LGBTQ folks.

Out in the Open is convened by Brattleboro, Vermont-based Green Mountain Crossroads (GMC), whose mission is to connect rural LGBTQ people to build community, visibility, knowledge, and power. Summit attendance is open to any LGBTQ-identified person of rural and/or small town experience. People attended the 2017 event from communities near and far including: California, New Jersey, Oregon, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York.


Windham County Legislative Candidates’ Forum Tonight!

Windham County Legislative Candidates’ Forum on Health Care & Human Rights is happening tonight at the Centre Congregational Church parlor, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. Forum from 7-9 p.m. Doors open at 6:15. All Windham County legislative candidates have been invited & 10 have confirmed. Opportunity to meet the candidates and ask questions about issues of concern to you. Light refreshments. Handicap accessible.


Justice For Plow Drivers

UNION ACTION ALERT: Castleton DPW workers with AFSCME Local 1201 of the AFL-CIO (those that plow the roads and operate the wastewater plant) have been without a contract or raises for over two years.  While these Union members continue to fight for justice, we need to let the Castleton Select Board know THIS IS NOT OK and Local 1201 does not stand alone (and that Vermonters from all over the state stand with them).  Please contact the Castleton Select Board today and leave a message for Selectman Jim Leamy.  Tell Jim: “Jim Leamy, I am a working Vermonter too, and I stand with DPW Union employees.  Fair contract now!”


Indigenous Peoples Day “Civil Rights For All” Banner Raising

Civil Rights for All Banner Raising for Indigenous Peoples Day
 week: 8am-9am, Sunday, October 7th, 2018, at the corner of Main Street and High Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301.

The Fire Company will raise the “We Celebrate Democracy / Civil Rights For All” banner over Main Street on Sunday the seventh of October at 8 am.  The eighth is Brattleboro’s Indigenous People’s Day.
 Democracy is our problem, and the answer to our problems. You can stand up for democracy on the 5 occasions each year when the banner goes up over Main Street.


VT Listening Project: The Hidden Side of Women’s Lives in Our Community

Join Brooks Memorial Library on Wednesday, September 26 at 6 pm as the Vermont Commission on Women presents: The Hidden Side of Women’s Lives, a special event highlighting their statewide listening project, which is designed to help voice the concerns of women around the state. Brattleboro Commissioner Emilie Kornheiser and Saxtons River Commissioner Carol Buchdahl will be present, as well as Commission Director Cary Brown.


Celebrate the Workers of the World on Labor Day

5:30 to 6:30 pm, Monday September 3rd, rain date the 4th Pliny Park, Main and High Streets, Brattleboro,  Vt.
Political Speeches and Revolutionary Songs for the Peaceful Revolution. Stand with the workers of the world
Windham County legislators Mollie Burke, Jeanette White and Emilty Long will attend. Volunteer to help set up. Make a sign. Make a speech. Lead  a song. Sing along


“I Am Not Your Negro” To Be Shown Sunday at All Souls Church

Sunday, August 26th, 2018, at All Souls Church (29 South Street in West Brattleboro, Vt 05301). 12 noon, preceded by a light lunch at 11:15 a.m.
The film is part of the “Looking Inward at White Power and Privilege” series sponsored by the All Souls Church Social and Environmental Action Committee (SEAC). Both the lunch and the film are free and open to the public.  Childcare will be provided upon request. For more information, contact George Carvill at 802-490-2052.


A Facilitated Community Circle of Understanding: Regarding the Recent anti-Semitic Chalking on Elliot Street

Join us at 7 pm on Monday, July 23rd for A Facilitated Community Circle of Understanding: regarding the recent anti-Semitic chalking on Elliot Street, as the Brattleboro Community Justice Center encourages discussion and sharing of concerns, hopes and ideas, around recent events. This FREE, accessible event is co-hosted by the Brattleboro Compassionate Community Committee.


Defend Our Future hosts Green Mountain Gala in Support of Youth Grassroots Environmental Outreach

Join Defend Our Future, VT Lt. Gov. Zuckerman, Senator Becca Balint and environmental leaders for a night of community celebration and fun at our Southern Vermont Fundraising Gala!

With a ticket, gala-goers can look forward to a night of live music, catered treats, and a photo booth! There will be a cash bar with beer and wine from Windham Wines available.


Help Brattleboro Time Trade

Brattleboro Time Trade www.brattleborotimetrade.org has an opportunity to win a grant WITH YOUR VOTE. Just follow this link:

https://www.mlb.com/redsox/community/impact-awards/form

to the voting page for the Red Sox Foundation’s “Impact Award” – an award which would help BTT regain financial stability:


Red Sox Foundation To Highlight Vermont Charities Dedicated To Social Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion for 2018 “IMPACT” Awards

The Red Sox Foundation invites local residents to vote for their favorite non-profit in the the fourth annual “IMPACT” Awards. The awards provide Red Sox fans in the five New England states surrounding Massachusetts with the opportunity to vote to decide which organizations will be awarded grants. Starting this year, the IMPACT Awards will highlight a different charitable mission each year, with 2018 focusing on non-profits dedicated to improving social justice, diversity, and inclusion in New England communities.


Sports By The Numbers

The Boston Celtics are in the news today. Its 6/25/2018. Boston=31 in English Reduction. Its a day with 31 (6+25=31) numerology. They picked up a “guard”=24 in English Reduction.  Bradley Daniel Wanamaker=199. 199 is the 46th prime. Celtics=46 in Reverse Reduction. His last name, Wanamaker=33 in English Reduction and 156 in Reverse Ordinal.Boston Celtics=66 English Reduction (s-exception) and 156 in English Ordinal. Thirty three=66 in English Reduction , 156 in English Ordinal.