Arts Calendar: Lecture in Southern Vermont
Rojava, a revolutionary experiment in Kurdish Syria, attempts to create an inclusive democracy safe from ISIS, Turkish incursion, and Syria’s civil war. Smith College professor Ellen W. Kaplan discusses interviewing women, activists, refugees, and fighters from the Rojava region, and transforming their experiences into theater. Part of the First Wednesdays series, a Vermont Humanities Council program hosted by Brooks Memorial Library.
Brooks Memorial Library, Brattleboro
Reuben Jackson, jazz scholar and former host of VPR’s Friday Night Jazz, shares some evocative Ellington recordings and discusses Ellington’s love for trains and the role they played in his orchestra’s work in the then-segregated United States. Part of the First Wednesdays series, a Vermont Humanities Council program hosted by Rutland Free Library.
Rutland Free Library, Rutland