Vermont Commission on Women Statewide Event Calendar

Housing and Conservation Legislative Day

Vermont State House 115 State Street, Montpelier

The Vermont Housing and Conservation Coalition (VHCC) Legislative Day is the day for housing and conservation supporters to champion the projects and values supported by Vermont Housing and Conservation Board (VHCB) funding. Legislators need to hear from YOU—Vermonters doing the work on the ground—about how VHCB-funded projects are helping solve some of Vermont’s most pressing issues. Together, our partnership with... Read more »

Free

Circles: An empowering support group for all survivors

Umbrella, St. Johnsbury 1216 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury

Join us at Umbrella in St. Johnsbury for an empowering support group for all survivors beginning on January 2, 2020, 10:00am-11:00am. Drop-ins welcome! 1216 Railroad St. Suite C Call us at 802-748-1992 with any questions.

Free

Play: Jane: Abortion and the Underground

Middlebury College 14 Old Chapel Rd, Middlebury

As a culmination of our classwork this J-term, GSFS 203 is performing and producing an adaptation of Paula Kamen's play "Jane: Abortion and the Underground." Come learn about abortion, reproductive justice, and badass 1960s housewives through the lens of the Jane Collective -- an underground provider of safe (illegal) abortions in Chicago in the years before Roe v. Wade. Tickets... Read more »

$5 – $10

Race and the Law: Re-imagining Criminal Justice Reform in the 21st Century

Chase Center at Vermont Law School 164 Chelsea Street , South Royalton

Please join the Vermont Law Black Law Student Association for a candid conference (Race & the Law: Reimagining Criminal Justice Reform in the 21st Century) on January 31, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. in Chase Community Center. Hear from prosecutors, public defenders, criminal defense attorneys, criminal justice reformers, activists, and restorative justice practitioners discussing new approaches to the criminal justice system.

Free

Film Festival: One Woman, One Vote: Women’s Suffrage in Film

Oldcastle Theatre -- Bennington

One Woman, One Vote: Women’s Suffrage in Film Saturday, January 18, Not For Ourselves Alone. Tracing the American women's suffrage movement through the unlikely friendship between Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. Saturday, January 25, Suffragettes in the Silent Cinema. In a rare assemblage of silent era footage, this film raises key issues about the struggle for gender equality and portrayal of... Read more »

by donation

“A Woman, Ain’t I?” | Vermont Humanities Council

Castleton University 86 Seminary Street, Castleton

Born a slave in New Paltz, New York, Isabella Baumfree walked away from slavery and in her travels evolved into Sojourner Truth: maid, laundress, evangelist, abolitionist, and suffragist. This program, presented by Kathryn Woods, tells Sojourner Truth’s story in her own words, speeches, and songs. February 4. Castleton University Campus Center, Room 1787. 7:00 pm.

The Spirit in the Mountains

Green Mountain Club Visitor's Center Route 100 , Waterbury

The Spirit in the Mountains Melody Walker Saturday, February 8th, 2020, 7 P.M. GMC Visitor Center, Waterbury Center, VT Join us for an interactive lecture on understanding the Abenaki perspective of power, place, and the spirit in all things. Melody Walker will discuss concepts within the Abenaki worldview and the understanding of what a homeland means to indigenous people. Admission... Read more »

Free – $8

Practice Session: Interrupting Hate & Addressing Unintended Bias

Unitarian Church of Montpelier 130 Maint Street, Montpelier

Have you ever wished you knew how to respond better to racist comments and jokes? Have you remained quiet, but wished you had spoken up? Join Central Vermont Showing Up For Racial Justice to practice responding.  You can apply what you learn to respond better to all kinds of biased remarks, not just on race. SURJ is collaborating with the... Read more »

Racial Bias in Criminal Justice in Vermont | League of Women Voters of Vermont

Kellogg-Hubbard Library 135 Main St, Montpelier

A look at why people of color in Vermont are overrepresented in prisons and have been found to be more likely to be stopped by police, including a discussion of the Vermont State Police’s fair and impartal policing program. Criminal Justce in Vermont Speaker Series The League of Women Voters, in partnership with Kellogg-Hubbard Library, is pleased to present its... Read more »

Free

Reparations in Vermont: Is that a Thing? | VT Racial Justice Alliance

Vermont State House 115 State Street, Montpelier

The Racial Justice Alliance announces the 2020 Legislative Series. The Legislative Series is created to provide a forum to educate community members and gain their perspectives while informing legislator’s decisions on policy. The Series will run through the legislative session and all forums will be conducted in room 10 in the Statehouse, from 5:30 PM till 7:30 PM. The Legislative... Read more »

Free

Centennial Gala | LWVVT

Capitol Plaza Hotel Montpelier

Join us Friday, February 14, 2020 at 6PM at the Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center in Montpelier, Vermont. Ticket information and more will be shared at https://my.lwv.org/vermont

A Small Crumb of Justice Denied: The Struggle for Woman Suffrage in Vermont

Old Brick Church 60 Church Street, E. Montpelier

The E. Montpelier and Calais Historical Societies will meet on Monday, February 17 (also Presidents Day and a federal holiday) with a potluck supper starting at 6:00 p.m. at the Old Brick Church in E. Montpelier Village. The program will be at 7:00 with Lyn Blackwell of E. Montpelier speaking about "A Small Crumb of Justice Denied: The Struggle for... Read more »

Free

1619 and the Legacy That Built a Nation

Middlebury College 14 Old Chapel Rd, Middlebury

Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of The New York Times’ 1619 Project, will give a talk titled “1619 and the Legacy That Built a Nation” on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Middlebury College. Hannah-Jones is an award-winning investigative reporter covering civil rights and racial injustice for the New York Times Magazine. The project, which includes the podcast 1619, is an ongoing initiative from... Read more »

Free

Use Of Force: How Much is Enough and How do We Know It? | VT Racial Justice Alliance – Legislative Series

Vermont State House 115 State Street, Montpelier

The Racial Justice Alliance announces the 2020 Legislative Series. The Legislative Series is created to provide a forum to educate community members and gain their perspectives while informing legislator’s decisions on policy. The Series will run through the legislative session and all forums will be conducted in room 10 in the Statehouse, from 5:30 PM till 7:30 PM. The Legislative... Read more »

Free

Building a Better Activist Conference

University of Vermont, Davis Center 590 Main St., Burlington

Dr. DaMaris Hill                                                                                 Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 7 pm - 9 pm                ... Read more »

Fair Housing Workshop: Tenants Rights, Your Protections, and Housing Resources | Pride Center of VT

Pride Center of Vermont 255 South Champlain St. Suite 12 , Burlington

Fair Housing Workshop Would you like to learn more about your rights as a tenant in Vermont? Join us for this workshop hosted by specialists at CVOEO to learn about: -Your Rights & Responsibilities as a Tenant -The Fair Housing Act: What it is and how it applies to you -Resources & Support for finding and maintaining housing Questions? Email... Read more »

Free

Welcome Party | Out in the Open

Out in the Open 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Suite 206, Brattleboro

Join us as we celebrate our new rural LGBTQ-space, and thank all of you who helped make it happen. All are welcome! Hang out with your friends in the community (and meet new ones!), get out of the house in this late winter time, find out what Out in the Open has been up to and where we're going, and... Read more »

Free

Fair Housing Training | VT Human Rights Commission

Vermont Human Rights Commission 14-16 Baldwin Street, Montpelier

Fair Housing Training Join Staff Attorney Melissa Horwitz for Fair Housing Training on the Second Monday of every month at the Vermont Human Rights Commission. RSVP: (802) 828-2494 or melissa.horwitz@vermont.gov Topics Covered: Federal and State Fair Housing Laws Protected Classes Prohibited Activities and Fair Housing Violations Exemptions in Fair Housing Law Reasonable Accommodation & Modification Requests Service & Emotional Support... Read more »

Free

Morning Biz Buzz – Burlington | Vermont Womenpreneurs

Scout & Company 237 North Ave, Burlington

Start your day with coffee, tea, juice, and/or a pastry while meeting other womenpreneurs in the area. Learn from one another of resources and get feedback on a business matter you are working on. Bring your business cards.