2013

2013 Gathering Schedule (July 24-28)

 

WEDNESDAY: July 24

 

4 pm: Early birds welcome.

 

6:30: DINNER. Meet and greet. Followed by Yoga and meditations on Gaia with Genevieve Jacobs. Bring a yoga mat! Check out her website at www.wateranddreams.com.

 

THURSDAY: July 25

 

8-9 am: BREAKFAST

 

9 am: More Yoga with Genevieve

 

11am New Developments in Prison reform with Vt. State rep. Suzi Wizowaty

 

12:30 Lunch

 

2 pm:  Discussion with Peggy Luhrs, Joan Ecklein and members of FedUp /Occupy of Burlington: Feminism 2013

 

4 pm Paki Wieland:  Drone and anti-drone legislation. Plus: report from Pakistan.

 

6 pm: Dinner

 

7 pm: Denise Dunbar: Racism Continues. Denise is an educator in Reading to End Racism and author of a new book: “Black Males in the Green Mountains: Color-blindness and Cultural Competence in Vermont Public Schools.” See http://thecitizenvt.com/?p=15266. She will be joined by Paij Wadley Bailey.

 

FRIDAY: July 26

 

8-9 am: BREAKFAST

 

9:30 am: Ann Braden, co-founder of Gun Sense Vermont, will speak about citizen efforts to pass sensible gun control in Vermont. Also the UN Arms Trade Treaty will be discussed.

 

11 am: Sandy Baird: the militarization of America

 

12 Noon:  lunch

 

2 pm: Andrea Stander, director of Rural Vermont: struggle against corporate industrial agriculture – GMO labeling, hemp, etc. Connections will be made to WILPF’s Earth Democracy issue committee. With Laurie Larsen

  

4 pm: Monetary policy: movement towards a State Bank and other issues. Katherine ‘Max’ Vose.

 

6 pm: DINNER

 

7 pm: Ria Kulenovic and Barbara Soros reporting on their recent trips to Sarejevo.

 

SATURDAY: July 27

 

8-9 am: BREAKFAST

 

9 am: Learning from our Ancestors: family history research becomes a gateway for empowering communities and supporting social change. With Dorie  Wilsnack

 

12 noon: LUNCH 

 

2 pm: Plans for the 100th Anniversary with Laura Roskos, Cheryl Diersch, Charlotte Dennett, and Robin Lloyd

 

4 pm: Continuation…?

  

6 pm: DINNER

 

7:00: The effects of Uranium Mining on Indigenous peoples: with Ellen Thomas, Crystal Zevon and Hattie Nestel

 

SUNDAY: July 28

 

8-9:30 am: Special pancake breakfast

 

10 am: Evaluation of weekend: ideas for next year

 

11:30 Plant walk and herbal lunch with herbalist Amy Goodman Kiefer.

 

2:30 pm Clean up and goodby!!!

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