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For the Love of N’dakinna: Abenaki Continuity and Adaptation | Vermont Humanities

April 7 @ 7:00 pm
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Abenaki people have thrived within N’dakinna, their homeland, for more than 10,000 years. While the people and their culture have changed during this time, the core values of their ancestors have remained constant. Melody Walker Brook, citizen of the Elnu Abenaki Band of N’dakinna and former chair of the Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs, describes how these core values... Read more »

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Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Couple in Early Vermont

April 7 @ 7:00 pm
Brownell Library, 6 Lincoln Street
Essex Junction, VT United States
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Drawing from the Sheldon Museum collections, archivist Eva Garcelon-Hart presents the story of two extraordinary women, Charity Bryant and Sylvia Drake, who were accepted in early 19th-century rural Vermont as a married couple. The collection served as the basis of the popular book Charity & Sylvia: A Same-Sex Couple in Early America by Rachel Hope Cleaves (Oxford University Press, 2014). Eva Garcelon-Hart is... Read more »

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Eating While Fat

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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APRIL 7 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Comic Josie Leavitt shares her hilarious attempts at exercising and dieting, addresses fat shaming, and describes her struggle for body acceptance in a society that could do more to welcome different bodies. Josie Leavitt is a stand-up comic, educator, and founder of the Vermont Comedy Divas. Register here for this free talk.

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