Keynote speaker Nyle Fort is a minister, organizer, philanthropist, and scholar whose commitment to global transformative justice, has let him to Ferguson, Missouri to help build the Movement for Black Lives across the nation to bring awareness to the killings of unarmed Black people in the United States. He recently participated in the Vatican's Third World Meeting of Popular Movements. Some of his writings have been featured in publications such as the Harvard Journal of African American Public Policy and Socialism and Democracy, The Guardian, Huffington Post, The Root, and more.
Dr. Renee Stapleton, a clinician scientist at the University of Vermont, completed an internal medicine residency, pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship, as well as a PhD in Epidemiology. She will be speaking about unconscious gender bias in medicine.
Math and Cookies social hour. Everyone is welcome!
Diana Gonzales will be hosting a workshop on how to be an effective ally for people who are marginalized. This important workshop will teach skills for responding to public conflicts and build confidence for those who want to wear a safety pin or be an ally but might not know exactly how to go about it. All are welcome!
Experience the lives of five teenagers from Brooklyn as they play basketball in a small Vermont town. The documentary screening will be followed by a conversation with Director Duane Carleton, one of the players involved, and his host mother.
Six of the best upcoming and established poetry slam artists: Mic-Andre (NY), Denise Casey (VT), Mustlim Girls (VT), Cedrick Dale Hoard (Wisconsin), Danez Smith (Minnesota), Rajni Eddins (VT),
Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir, the largest in the region, has constantly emphasized the breadth and depth of gospel music to expose the region to this unique American genre and to honor those killed during the Civil Rights Movement. The choir fuses traditional gospel, urban gospel, contemporary Christian, European harmonies, Caribbean and Afrocentric rhythms and overtones. Doors open at 3:15pm.
Three local professionals, violinist Letitia Quante, cellist Emily Taubl, and pianist (and former St Mike’s faculty member) Annemieke McLane, perform a program of classical piano trios by Haydn, Schubert, Shostakovich, and Mendelssohn. Admission is by donation, with free admission with SMC id card.
Jay Rosen, the nation’s most astute observer of the press, is coming to Saint Michael's College to ask and answer the question, “What do we need from journalists now that Trump has been elected?” Rosen is one of the Trump administration’s most visible and influential critics. He has 189,000 twitter followers, has been quoted in every major U.S. newspaper and has appeared on Bill Moyers Journal and more recently on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, The Last Word, and other national television outlets. A long-form blogger and creator of PressThink, Rosen has written two pieces that are considered blueprints for journalists covering a presidency that threatens First Amendment protections. The pieces are “Winter is coming: prospects for the American press under Trump ” and “Prospects for the American press under Trump, part two .” This rare opportunity to hear this important and engaging speaker is open to the college, the public, and the press. McCarthy Recital Hall, Saint Michael's College, Wednesday, February 1 at 8 p.m. BIO:Jay Rosen has been on the journalism faculty at New York University since 1986; from 1999 to 2005 he served as chair of the department. He lives in New York City. Rosen is the author of PressThink, a weblog about journalism and its ordeals (www.pressthink.org ), which he introduced in September 2003.Rosen is a former member of the Wikipedia Advisory Board. From 2010 to 2014 he was on the advisory board of Digital First Media, second largest newspaper company in the U.S. He is also a consultant to Post Media, the largest newspaper company in Canada. In November, 2011 he joined the corporate board of The Gazette Company, based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. From November 2013 to October of 2014 he was an adviser to First Look Media, founded by Pierre Omidyar.In 1999, Yale University Press published his book, What Are Journalists For?, which is about the rise of the civic journalism movement. Rosen wrote and spoke frequently about civic journalism (also called public journalism) over a ten-year period, 1989-99. From 1993 to 1997 he was the director of the Project on Public Life and the Press, funded by the Knight Foundation.bio: Twitter:
The Society of Saint Edmund invites you to attend the Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate of Brother Michael Carter, S.S.E.Conferred by Most Reverend Christopher J. Coyne, 10th Bishop of Burlington. A reception will follow in the Roy Room, 3rd floor of the Dion Family Student Center.
IHH is an annual event that began in Spring 2014. At the event, volunteers read anonymously submitted accounts of sexual assault. We want to hear from people who never said 'no' but never said 'yes'; from people who intervened when someone couldn't stand up for themselves; from people who want to tell their story and from people who need to tell their story.We want to hear your story, because your story is important. There is no specific 'criteria' for submitting. Every voice can make a difference. These stories are shared at IHH in order to raise awareness about sexual assault at SMC. They shed light on an issue that must be dealt with, and they prove that it does happen here. If you would like to contribute your story, visit our website below.We hear you. We believe you. You are not alone.Submit your story here: http://ihhstmikes.wix.com/ihhstmikes
St. Michael’s College Department of Theatre will present one performance of David Kaye’s award winning solo-play How I Brought Peace to the Middle East: A Tragicomedy.Kaye tells the story of moving his small family to Israel for six months in 2012 to teach on a Fulbright Scholarship. With missiles flying and his wife and children kvetching, Kaye had high hopes of settling the turmoil overseas once and for all. This funny and touching one-man show will take the audience along on Kaye’s misadventures from New England to the Holy Land. The true story of a naïve “Jew from Vermont,” (Kaye grew up in St, Albans and was Bar Mitzvahed at Temple Sinai in South Burlington) the play reveals one man’s optimism put to the ultimate test. Kaye won a Spotlight on the Arts Award for best new play for the show, and performed the piece as an official selection at the prestigious United Solo Festival in New York City as well as the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine and at colleges all over New England. Kaye currently serves as chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of New Hampshire. He has worked throughout the U.S. as a professional actor and director for such companies as the Texas Shakespeare Festival, the Theater at Monmouth in Maine, the National Theatre of the Performing Arts in NYC, Boston Chamber Theatre, and Stages Repertory Theatre in Houston, TX.How I Brought Peace to the Middle East, A Tragicomedy is an Actor’s Theatre of New England production. For more information contact Professor Cathy Hurst, St. Michael’s Department of Theatre at (802) 654-2203.
Live music, free food, therapy animals, and tons of free prizes! Join us for a mental health celebration focused on reducing stigma, encouraging dialogue, and raising awareness for mental health resources and coping strategies.
The annual John Engels Memorial Poetry Reading will feature a number of his colleagues and friends reading John's work. John Engels was a beloved colleague and internationally known poet whose memory and work we keep alive each year with this event.
The screening is made possible thanks to the Quebec Government Office in Boston.The film is shown in French with English subtitles.Is there a connection between making maple syrup and the essence of Québécois identity? This odd question takes an unexpected but entirely relevant turn in Le goût d’un pays. Centered on a poignant dialogue between Gilles Vigneault and Fred Pellerin, the film records the testimonials of amateur and professional producers, creating a tribute to one of our natural treasures. It is also a unique, positive reflection on the relationship between the people of Quebec and the land. There’s no cynical defeatism or idle navel-gazing here: Le goût d’un pays is a clarion call for an awakening of the Québécois people and their love for a land open to all and proud of its natural wealth.
International Religious Freedom: From Genocide to PeaceDr. Maryann Cusimano-Love will discuss the current situation of Religious Freedom in Iraq and other countries in the region.