Labor Day Week Celebrations in Vermont

Organizing for Action! – Workshop with Si Kahn

Monday, September 4, 4:00 pm
At the Old Labor Hall, 46 Granite St, Barre:

A civil rights, labor, and community organizer, and musician for 52 years, Si Kahn will lead a participatory workshop about organizing for action in your community.

This workshop is free and open to the public. No reservation is required.

Southern Civil Rights and Labor Songs – Singalong

Monday, September 4, 7:00 pm
At the Old Labor Hall, 46 Granite St, Barre:

Acclaimed songwriter and community organizer Si Kahn will lead the audience in great songs of struggle and protest. Si will also tell the stories behind many of the songs and provide audience members with a free songbook they can take home.

Local favorites Anything Goes (Mark Greenberg and Ben Koenig) will open the evening with songs fit for the occasion.

Tickets: $15, under 12 free, $12 for union members, seniors, students—online or at the door.


Community Conversation and Book Reading
with Elizabeth Minnich

Wednesday, September 6, 7:00 pm
At Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Main St, Montpelier:

Elizabeth MinnichDr. Elizabeth Minnich is an educator, professor of philosophy, and award-winning author and administrator. As Hannah Arendt’s teaching assistant, Dr. Minnich accompanied Arendt to defend the controversial concept, the “banality of evil.”

Dr. Minnich’s new book, The Evil of Banality: The Life and Death Importance of Thinking continues her quest to comprehend how ordinarily decent people make “extensive evils” (genocide, slavery) and “extensive good” possible. Dr. Minnich will discuss these concepts and read from the book.

Free and open to the public.

Community Conversation and Book Reading
with Elizabeth Minnich

Friday, September 8, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
At Brooks Memorial Library, Main St, Brattleboro:

A program similar to that described above will take place in the Meeting Room of the library in Brattleboro.

Opening the program will be a group of local singers led by Peter Amidon, who has arranged a few of Si’s songs for choral singing, Here is my Home and  What You Do with What You’ve Got.

Also on the program is Brattleboro guitarist and songwriter Scott Ainslie who will perform two original songs that relate to the themes of Elizabeth Minnich’s book,  Confession and Don’t Obey.

Free and open to the public


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