Vermont Commission on Women Statewide Event Calendar

New England Women in Livestock Business | UNH Cooperative Extension

VT

New England Women in Livestock Business Tue, 10/06/2020 to Thu, 10/15/2020 10:00am - 8:30pm Virtual Learning Circles Join UNH Cooperative Extension and partnering states for a two-day focus session where women livestock producers from around New England will tune in virtually to learn how to strengthen communication and improve negotiation skills to become an even more effective employer and business... Read more »

Free

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Meeting

O.N.E. Community Center 20 Allen St, Burlington

The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 7 PM at O.N.E Community Center, 20 Allen Street in Burlington.  Free parking is available in the back of the building.  Join us on the third floor in Room 13.    WILPF is the oldest women's peace organization in the world. ... Read more »

Free

Start Up: Comprehensive Business Planning | Mercy Connections

Online VT

Ready for a Business Plan? Start Up: Comprehensive Business Planning – The next session begins August 18, 2020 and will run through mid-December.  The Women’s Small Business Program (WSBP), Start Up class has provided top-quality business education to entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs since 1989. This semester-long class helps women gain knowledge and build skills in the areas of business operations, marketing, and... Read more »

Fall Conference: Pivot to Thrive | Women Business Owners Network

Online VT

The 2020 WBON Fall Conference will center around a highly requested theme, that of pivoting our businesses to adapt to change, and will be presented 100% online. This year has been challenging but it has also led to opportunities for growth that we never could have imagined. Our engaging speakers and workshops will inspire and educate you while our roundtable... Read more »

$25 – $45

Worksite Wellness Workshops | Vermont Department of Health

Online VT

2020-2021 Worksite Wellness virtual workshop series: Cultivating connection - supporting employee wellbeing We are excited to offer this virtual workshop series free of charge.  Registration is required, please click on each session below to find the link to register.   Sessions will be recorded and available for those not able to participate live. Wellness at Home Video Series October 15: A... Read more »

Free

A Force to be Reckoned With: Womxn in VT’s Food System | Shift Meals

Online VT

A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH: WOMXN IN VT’s FOOD SYSTEM Join us for a virtual six-part webinar series highlighting the intersectional experiences of Womxn and Femmes in all facets of the Vermont food system, from seed to hands. Every Thursday Starting September 10th Presented by City Market Onion River Co-op: City Market is Burlington’s community-owned grocery store. Guided by... Read more »

Free

Alternatives to Policing in Vermont Schools: How to Organize for Safer Schools in Your Community

Online VT

This community forum will discuss how to replace police in your school with systems that support and uplift all students. Panelists will include educator, parent, and school board perspectives. This is the second of a two part panel. This event is being co-hosted by Legal Aid Vermont, Outright Vermont, ACLU Vermont, Rights and Democracy, the Vermont Human Rights Commission, and... Read more »

Power Forward | Center for Women & Enterprise VT

Online VT

The goal of this class to provide both the opportunity and information necessary to strategically think about your business and what you need to do to successfully move through COVID and into the future. This journey allows the student to move their thinking beyond the pre-COVID business road map and develop new strategies to power forward.  The course provides a... Read more »

Free

VIRTUAL Voicing Art Poetry Reading + Call to Writers

Online VT

Poets and poetry-lovers share reflection and community by voicing verse virtually in our changing times. Gather together online for this ongoing poetry reading series to hear new works by poets written in response to the theme of “FALLING” (a word-play on autumn) inspired by the artwork, “with water in sight”, by Cynthia Rosen. And bring along any poetry you love... Read more »

Free

Bystander Intervention Conversation/training

Online VT

Join trainers from Central Vermont Showing up for Racial Justice, the Peace and Justice Center, and the Vermont Human Rights Commission to learn about the tools needed to effectively intervene as a bystander. Reflect on: The specific tactics that work Reflect on: What you need more of and find places where you can continuously engage in this work. All, to... Read more »

Free

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners | Center for Women & Enterprise

Online VT

CWEVT - Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - 10/21 This workshop provides a high-level overview of a range of legal matters that entrepreneurs need to be aware of when starting a new company. Attending this workshop will help you avoid common mistakes and employ preventative measures that can protect and ensure the success of your new business.  Workshop topics... Read more »

Free

Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner on the Women’s Suffrage Movement: Performances and Discussions

Various VT

The Burlington Branch of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is partnering with the Vermont Suffrage Centennial Alliance and the League of Women Voters of Vermont to host four free, virtual presentations on Women’s Suffrage with Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner on October 21st, 22nd, and 23rd.  These online public programs will be sponsored by St. Michael’s College, Community... Read more »

Sex, Politics & Cocktails with Comedian Cindy Pierce

Zoom

Comedian, social sexuality educator, and author Cindy Pierce will bring her signature one-woman comedy show to the virtual stage to make you laugh while promoting healthy sexual behavior. It's a win-win! Your donation will support the critical advocacy and electoral work led by the Planned Parenthood Vermont Action Fund IE PAC.

$15

Mister Chris and Friends Band | Vermont PBS & Let’s Grow Kids

Higher Ground 1214 Williston Road, South Burlington

The Mister Chris and Friends Band performance originally scheduled for April 4 has been postponed to October 25. All tickets for the April 4 performance will be honored at the October 25 show. Apologies for any inconvenience. — The Mister Chris and Friends Band at Higher Ground $12 advance | $15 day of show | children under 1 admitted free... Read more »

Free – $15

Writing a Healing Poem: Online Workshop

Online VT

Taking inspiration from “Adirondack Chairs” by award-winning artist, Sarah Yeoman, learn how to write an art-inspired healing poem with JC Wayne, poet and founder of The Poartry Project, for soothing peace, solace and wellbeing in our uncertain world. Sarah will be in attendance to answer participant questions. Registration required: $20. See poartry.org/workshops for more information and to register.

$20

The Embedded Racism of Public School Discipline | VT Law School

Online VT

Nationwide racial and disability-based disparities in school discipline have always been a feature of the American educational system. This presentation will provide the context and legal framework for school discipline policies nationwide and in Vermont and will discuss recent efforts to end the presence of police in our children's schools. Presented by VLS Professor Matthew Bernstein and Vermont Legal Aid... Read more »

Free

Could You Use Some Help Right Now? With Pat Heffernan of Marketing Partners | WBON

Online VT

Time is tight but there are two State of Vermont recovery programs still accepting applications from small businesses (and nonprofits). P Pat will briefly explain the process and benefits of the Small Business Recovery Technical Assistance program and the Expanded Emergency Economic Recovery Grant Program, answer questions, and share tips learned from her own business, clients, and colleagues about asking... Read more »

Free – $20

10-Week Biz Planning For Food & Ag

Online VT

Do you have a food business in its infancy?  Have you always wanted to start a food business? Has COVID interrupted your existing business and you are pivoting?  If so, The Center for Women & Enterprise in partnership with The Center for an Agricultural Economy has a course for you: 10-Week Business Planning Course.  This course is intended for new... Read more »

Free

Democracies, Libraries, and Free Information | VT Humanities Council

Online VT

Democracy works only when citizens enjoy unfettered access to good information. But a broken system of publishing can impede this learning. UVM dean of libraries Bryn Geffert shares the innovative ways that some libraries get information into the hands of everyone who needs it. Register for this free talk Underwriter: University of Vermont Humanities Center Partner: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation... Read more »

Emma Willard: Early Female Education & Campaign for Suffrage | VT Humanities Council

Online VT

Emma Willard founded the first school for women’s higher education in the United States. Saint Michael’s History professor Susan Ouellette describes how the educational opportunities provided by Willard’s schools laid the groundwork for the early suffrage movement, although Willard was not a suffragist herself. Susan Ouellette is professor of History and American Studies at Saint Michael's College, and the author... Read more »