As an ongoing effort to prevent the spread and development of the Covid-19 Pandemic, we will adhere to the following recommended protocol:
Unvaccinated individuals will wear a mask and physically distance inside, when not in their own sleeping spaces.
Vaccinated individuals will also physically distance when inside.
Meals and meetings will be held outside when possible.
More information on effective masking and why preventing the virus from continuing to mutate is so important:
Friday, August 13-15
On the weekends, beginning Friday, August 13-15, and 20-22, we will be taking part in the WILPF US 34th Congress by zoom. Join us on a group screen, or register and take part at home.
You can view the complete Congress schedule and register here: https://wilpfus.org/news/wilpf-us-34th triennial-congress. WILPF members across the country will be meeting to plan the focus for the next three years. Many exciting speakers!
Sunday: 3 PM on US Congress zoom link: Robin moderating discussion with 4 anti-nuclear activists: UNITING COMMUNITIES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: RADIOACTIVE POLLUTION – DEADLY IN ANY SPACE
Monday, August 16
10:00 am - Introduction and themes for our week together.
11:00 am - Educator Laurie Larson on Health, Freedom and the Pandemic, with Sandy Baird
2:00 pm - Charlotte Dennett on Afghanistan: Do the women stand a chance?
4:00 pm - Jean Vertheim: Why I have written two books on the holocaust.
6:30 pm - Eileen Kurkoski: Highlights from Ray Acheson’s, “Banning the Bomb, Smashing the Patriarchy” about the making of the TPNW, with our group reading & discussing parts of the remarkable Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. View or print the 11 page Treaty
8:00 pm - Congress Zoom session: How To - Legislative Advocacy: Uniting for Effectiveness
Tuesday, August 17
10:00 am - Haiti’s Second Revolution: World Premiere of Robin’s historic film
Shot in 1991. Followed by speaker and artist Elsie Berrouet and journalist Jane Regan.
Also, June Levinson, who has sponsored and created a garden project (AKV) in Haiti since 1988, will join us, with two friends.
2:00 pm - Journalist and activist Eric Agnero from Cote D’Ivoire will speak on Africa.
Black Lives Can’t Matter Until African Lives Matter:
An advocacy for uprooting US racially biased support to French neo-colonialism in Africa.
Wednesday, August 18
10:00 am - Former Economics professor at UVM, John Summa, will speak by zoom about his soon to be published book Class Canceled: Keeping the Economics Curriculum Safe for Capitalism. This is a nonfiction book about the teaching of economics in institutions of higher education, and the narrowing of its aims with respect to broadly and critically educating students.
2:00 pm - Christine Meagher, World Language Education in Rural Vermont.
Thursday, August 19
4:00 pm - Remembrance and reading of poems by and for Phyllis Rachel Larrabee
Poet, writer and peace activist (1938-2021) at the Gazebo in Rochester Commons, VT
Friday, August 20
11:00 am - Eleanor Ott: a shared reading of her play Weaving the World Anew
2:00 pm - Birthday celebration for Eleanor in Rochester!