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Arts Calendar: Lecture in Southern Vermont

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Feb
5
2020

Refugee Theater: Kurdish and Yazidi Women Speak Out

Refugee Theater: Kurdish and Yazidi Women Speak Out

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.

2/5/20 7:00pm

Brooks Memorial Library, Brattleboro

Feb
5
2020

Daybreak Express: Duke Ellington’s Train-Inspired Compositions

Daybreak Express: Duke Ellington’s Train-Inspired Compositions

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.

2/5/20 7:00pm

Rutland Free Library, Rutland