THURSDAY, JAN. 17

NAMI SUPPORT GROUP: 3 p.m. Saint Paul’s Cathedral, 2 Cherry Street, Burlington. NAMI VT (National Alliance on Mental Illness) hosts a 90-minute recovery support group for people living with mental illness where people learn from one another’s experiences, share coping strategies, and offer mutual encouragement and understanding. The groups provide an ongoing opportunity to discuss the challenges of living with mental illness and the techniques for maintaining wellness. All meetings are facilitated by trained NAMI peers living in recovery. Group meets every Thursday. Free. For more information: namivt.org.


SATURDAY, JAN. 19

WOMEN’S MARCH & RALLY: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 115 State St, Montpelier. Women’s March Vermont announces a Women’s Rally in Montpelier in coordination with sister marches and rallies in cities and communities across the globe. The rally in Montpelier is one of thousands happening Jan. 19, commemorating the 2017 Women’s March on Washington. Featured speakers include Kiah Morris, Madeline Kunin, Beverly Little Thunder, and many more. Musical performance by Patti Casey. For more information: https://womensmarchvermont.com.


MONDAY, JAN. 21

MLK COMMUNITY EVENT: 9-11:30 a.m., South Burlington High School, 550 Dorset Street. The sixth annual teen-led South Burlington Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Community Event is free, open to the public, and appropriate for all ages. A collaborative effort of South Burlington School District Healthy Schools, South Burlington High School Key Club, and the South Burlington High School National Honor Society. For more information, contact Healthy Schools Coordinator Susie Merrick at smerrick@sbschools.net or 652-7035.

NO ONE IS FREE UNTIL WE ARE ALL FREE: 4:30-6:15 p.m. Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel, 810 Campus Road, Colchester. St. Michael’s College’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation Week presents “No One is Free Until We Are All Free: The Centrality of Collective liberation for an Inclusive Vision of the World” - the keynote address of Jonathan L. Walton, an acclaimed Harvard University author, social ethicist and religious scholar. Free and open to the public.


TUESDAY, JAN. 22

MLK WEEK MOVIE SCREENING: 7 p.m. McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael’s College. “BlacKkKlansman” is a 2018 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Spike Lee and written by Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, and Lee, based on the 2014 memoir “Black Klansman” by Ron Stallworth. Set in 1970s Colorado Springs, the plot follows the first African-American detective in the city’s police department as he sets out to infiltrate and expose the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. The film won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival and the American Film Institute selected it as one of the top 10 films of 2018. Free and open to the public.


THURSDAY, JAN. 24

COMMUNITY SERIES ON DIVERSITY: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School cafeteria, 500 Dorset Street. Join the South Burlington School District’s Healthy Schools program at the third annual Community Series on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Jacqueline Woodson’s 2018 picture book “The Day You Begin” will be read and discussed. For more information and to register: contact Susie Merrick at 802-652-7035 or smerrick@sbschools.net.

EATING ANIMALS: 6:30 p.m. Deborah Rawson Memorial Library, 8 River Road, Jericho. Join the Jericho Energy Task Force for a screening of the documentary “Eating Animals.” Based on a bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer and narrated by Natalie Portman, the film looks at the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming. Local farmers will be on hand to discuss how they are able to compete against large agri-businesses. Light refreshments will be served. Waste-free event, please bring your own mugs and dishes. For more information: email Larry Lamb, lblamb@hotmail.com.

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