Below is a selection of upcoming events in Vermont relevant to the left.
A new documentary made by a local filmmaker has ambitious aims. Bookended with words from Assata Shakur and Angela Davis, “Abolition & Revolution” attempts to ground the present political crises with their roots in history, not just to better understand our present context but to learn how to change it.
Last Thursday, in the halls of the Waterman Building on the campus of the University of Vermont, dozens of staffers across various departments — from biology to residential life — lined the hallways outside the executive offices of the school, laptops open, diligently at work. This “work-in” was held to object to UVM’s proposed implementation of new time-tracking software on roughly 700 staff.
Perhaps unlike the rest of the state, the Queen City features several commissions with an unclear mission to the broader public. Within the walls of these meeting rooms sit power and direct access to many city officials, something The Rake will examine.
The FreeHer Campaign has been pushing for the decarceration of women in Vermont and throughout New England. The Vermont campaign has been canvassing, running phone banks, and organizing events to mobilize the community.
When Ali Amani received his lease renewal agreement last month, he was shocked. Amani, who manages Little Morocco Cafe in the Old North End, read that his monthly rent would increase from $1,875 to $5,000 as of July 31, 2023.