Archives for February 2019

Race Matters: A Castleton Dialogue

The library is helping to organize and publicize this series of events inspired by Black History Month.

All events are free and open to students, faculty, staff, and the community

Book Display
Relevent books are on exhibit in the library. See a list of what’s on display.

Study group
For anyone looking for ways to learn or teach about race, racism, and the experiences of our community members of color. Come to any or all, participate or just listen.

See suggested resources for self-study

Fri. 2/15 12:00 pm       Discussion of possible sources for self-study
Tues. 2/19 5:00 pm      Introduction of chosen sources for self-study
Tues. 3/5 5:00 pm       Sharing of sources read/viewed over break
Fri. 3/8 12:00 pm        Sharing of sources read/viewed over break
Location: Library Media Center Viewing Room (LMCVR)

Green Book film screening
SGA is showing the 2018 feature film “Green Book” twice
When a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx is hired to drive a world-class Black pianist on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger as well as unexpected humanity and humor—they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.
Fri. 2/15 4:00 pm
Sun. 2/17 8:00 pm
Location: Jeffords auditorium
More about the film:

Green Book brown bag discussion
Bring your lunch and discuss the film
Mon. 2/18 12:00 pm
Location: Library Media Center Viewing Room (LMCVR)

Speaker: Adam Taylor, Superintendent of Rutland City Public Schools
“Disrupting Inequities in Education”
Thurs. 2/21 12:30 pm
Location: Jeffords auditorium

A couple of opportunities beyond our campus, in Rutland:

Monday Feb 18 at noon – Dreams into Action: A Community Conversation about Race at Grace Church, 8 Court Street, Rutland City. Featuring Etan Nasreddin-Longo, Co-chair of the Fair and Impartial Policing Committee of the Vermont State Police and the chair of the Attorney General’s Racial Disparities in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice System Advisory Panel; Mickie and Neil Richardson, citizen activists from Randolph; and Rutland NAACP President Tabitha Pohl-Moore. This event is free and lunch will be served.

Saturday Feb 23 at 1 pm More than a Month at Fox Room, Rutland Free Library, 10 Court St, Rutland City. The public is invited to join the Rutland-area branch of the NAACP for a free screening of More Than a Month, Shukree Hassan Tilghman’s exploration of Black History Month in a “post-racial” America. Tilghman examines the idea of ethnic heritage months, and asks whether relegating African American history to the shortest month of the year – and separating it from American history as a whole – denigrates the role of black people and black culture. A film about what it means to be an American, More Than A Month reveals Tilghman’s journey to reconcile his own conflicting feelings about identity and history.