Public Events

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

1/22/2017

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Mass

Sponsored by the Vermont Ecumenical Council.The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed in the octave of the Christian feasts of St. Peter and St. Paul, January18-25, in recognition of Jesus’ hope expressed in the Gospel that the followers of Christ might all be one (John 17:21). Observance of the Week is supported by The Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute, a ministry of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement.For more information: info@vecbs.org

The 25th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation

1/23/2017

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Lecture/Speaker

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 Talk

1/25/2017

4:15 PM - 5:45 PM
Lecture/Speaker

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 & Cookies Hour

1/26/2017

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Social

Math and Cookies social hour. Everyone is welcome!

Beyond the Safety Pin Workshop

1/26/2017

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Workshop/Training

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!

"Divided by Diversity" Documentary Screening

1/26/2017

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Film

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.

MLK Poetry Slam

1/27/2017

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Performance

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 Concert

1/28/2017

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Concert

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.

Trio Concert

1/29/2017

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Concert

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.

Math & Cookies Hour

2/2/2017

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Social

Math and Cookies social hour. Everyone is welcome!

Math & Cookies Hour

2/9/2017

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Social

Math and Cookies social hour. Everyone is welcome!

Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate of Brother Michael Carter

2/11/2017

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Mass

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.

Math & Cookies Hour

2/16/2017

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Social

Math and Cookies social hour. Everyone is welcome!

It Happens Here

2/16/2017

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Reading

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

"How I Brought Peace to the Middle East"

2/18/2017

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Play (theatre)

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.

Fresh Check Day

2/22/2017

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Exhibit/Showcase

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.

Math & Cookies Hour

2/23/2017

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Social

Math and Cookies social hour. Everyone is welcome!

John Engels Memorial Poetry Reading

3/1/2017

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Lecture/Speaker

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.

International Religious Freedom: From Genocide to Peace

3/6/2017

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Lecture/Speaker

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.

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