Join discussion on voter suppression at Brown Bag Lunch

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BRATTLEBORO — Join in this week for a discussion of voter suppression with Democracy Forum, plus soothing Valentine themed songs on the piano by Katharine Bruenig, and more at the Strolling of the Heifers' Brown Bag Lunch series at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St.

All Brown Bag Lunch events take place from noon to 1 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Performers as well as speakers of all kinds are invited to be a part of this series. If interested, stop at the Stroll office at the River Garden, or call 802-246-0982.

Monday: Sukyo Mahikari with Susan Hebson. This will be a one-on-one 7- to 10-minute demonstration of this calming and purifying Light Energy— and discussion.

Tuesday: Katharine Breunig will entertain with Valentine-themed songs on the piano.

Wednesday: Democracy Forum— Voter Suppression with Tim Kipp. "Voter Suppression— The Old Jim Crow." Kipp will address the legacy of Jim Crow and the rise of a new civil rights movement. Come and join in the discussion. Kipp taught U.S. history, political science and law for 39 years. He has been a political activist since the 1960s.

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Thursday: Local Government & Energy Conservation Revolution with Gaia Raimondo. This will be a presentation on the process of working within the democratic government of Brattleboro as a grassroots organization trying to enact change. This presentation is intended to clarify specifics of the energy conservation advisory that will be presented in the March Representative Town Meeting, and to describe the steps required to bring such a resolution to the RTM with Gaia Raimondo

Friday: No Brown Bag Lunch

GALLERY AT THE GARDEN

The Brattleboro Historical Society presents Brattleboro: 1870-1920, The defining decades. This particular period of time shaped the town dramatically.

This exhibit showcases Brattleboro from 1870 to the 1920s, when the Main Street we recognize today began to take shape; industry and commerce expanded and arts and culture began to flourish. A unique combination of people, ideas and place occurred and made it possible for the town to grow and prosper.


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