Friday August 14 - Sunday, August 16


For the 20th Gathering, under the special conditions of the Pandemic, a small number of us will convene at the farm on Friday night, Saturday and Sunday:  


Friday night: Bring your own food. Quiche provided from Sandy's Cafe. Coffee, wine and other drinks provided. Links on Saturday and Sunday conversations by zoom will be posted here by Friday.

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10 am:  Welcome and Discussion with Dorothy Tod  on the Bagavad-Gita. Face-to-face.


11 am:  Charlotte Dennett: What really happened in Beirut? Charlotte was borne in Beirut. Face-to-face & Zoom (see Zoom instructions above).


12 pm:  lunch - Salad from garden.  Discussion of the recent Reparations Resolution passed unanimously by the Burlington City Council, plus Cancel Culture, how long will the shutdown last?, etc. Face-to-face.


2 pm:  Zoom conversation with new resident of Rochester who has recently written a book about why she resigned from serving in the State Department in the South Sudan. Elizabeth Shackelford was a U.S. diplomat until December 2017 when she resigned in protest of the administration. She served in Somalia, South Sudan, Poland, and Washington, DC. Elizabeth is a fellow with the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and author of "The Dissent Channel: American Diplomacy in a Dishonest Age,"  published in May 2020. 


4 pm:  Report from Marguerite on the Vt suffrage project, and the New England campaign to restrict toxic chemicals from our airports. Face-to-face & Zoom (smaller WILPF group - link not published publicly).


6:30 pm:  Dinner.  Stay Saturday night if you'd like.




11 am: Conversation with Sameena Nazir from Pakistan. Zoom.

$25  for the weekend. Bring food for yourself, and/or others.