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This October, the second part of Hartness Library Book Club’s Social Justice Series will address the vulnerability of childhood & LGBTQIA+ issues (Oct), and how to move forward: next steps for allyship and greater justice (Nov).
Centering this leg of our series will be the Vermont Reads 2021 selection, We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra and Moonlight, the Oscar Winner for Best Picture in 2016 directed by Barry Jenkins.
About the book: “It tells the paired stories of two very different teenage boys who are initially reluctant to participate in a pen-pal assignment from their high school English teacher, but ultimately grow well beyond the boundaries of the school project to reveal earth-shattering revelations about themselves and their families.
The novel contains many strands relevant to current community conversations including economic disparities, how veterans return from war, domestic violence, opioid addiction, bullying, and coming out. But lest it sound too heavy, it is also a beautiful story of friendship, poetry, coming of age, and aspiring to move beyond social expectations.”– Vermont Humanities: Vermont Reads 2021. Received 3.81 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.
About the Film: “Oscar-winner for Best Picture, MOONLIGHT is a moving and transcendent look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to adulthood, as a shy outsider dealing with difficult circumstances, is guided by support, empathy and love from the most unexpected places..” – Kanopy.
Request a copy of October’s book from Hartness. We have around 25 copies donated from Vermont Humanities!
View our special Vermont Reads Guide as well!
Also widely available in the public libraries!
Watch the film (Kanopy registration required. Also age restricted to 18+)
Also of interest, check out these programs from the Vermont Humanities:
On Monday, October 4 at 4:30 pm, join Latinx scholar Dr. Laura Jiménez on Zoom for Reading for Social Justice. She’ll use We Contain Multitudes as a catalyst for the conversation. Designed for a wide audience, this webinar is good for anyone thinking of running a Vermont Reads project over the next year. Teachers, librarians, community organizers, parents, and students are all welcome!
On Monday, October 18 at 4:30 pm, join local organizers and social service providers on Zoom for Community Engagement & Complex Conversations. Panelists from Outright Vermont, Recovery Vermont, the Vermont Network Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, and the Howard Center will tell us about their work supporting LGBTQ+ youth, people in recovery, survivors of violence, and others.
Join us for the extended discussion on Friday, 10/22 from 12-1:30pm.
Email email@example.com or call 800-431-0025 for the Zoom link or if you have any questions.
Art by Katie Runde
Katie Runde’s art straddles several disciplines and draws from a wide range of expertise. She was raised among medievalists, has been drawing as long as she was able to hold a crayon, playing saxophone since age eight, and theologizing since that day somewhere around age eleven when Mass stopped making neat story sense. She holds a master’s degree in religious studies from the University of Chicago Divinity School, a BA in folklore/ethnology and music from University College Cork in Ireland, and undertook two years’ apprenticeship with the great realist painter Evan Wilson.
Where so much of the adventure of contemporary art comes down to exploring new media, Runde takes her wild paradigm of spirituality, scholarship, and even some improvisation and tonal colors into the traditional medium and techniques of classical oil painting to wrap it all together into something completely new, integrative, and deeply human.
Recent awards include the Collection Magazine Award at the 2016 ARC Salon, Best in Show at the Wethersfield Academy of the Arts Juried Fine Art Show and Competition, first place at the NH Center for the Arts Regional Juried Show and second place at the Connecticut Women Artists 84th National Open Juried exhibition in Norwich, Connecticut. Her work has appeared in galleries from the Salmagundi Club and the MEAM Museum in Barcelona (ARC Live Exhibition 2017) to the annual gala exhibition at the Huntsville Museum of Art in Huntsville, AL, the Madelon Powers Gallery of East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg, PA, and solo shows at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester, VT and the Artistree Gallery on the Green in Woodstock, VT.
Runde’s artwork will be on display at the Hartness Library in Randolph Center through the Spring semester.
Angie is a handmade paper and mixed media artist, creativity mentor, movement facilitator, and teacher. Angie was born in Sicily, Italy, and has immersed herself in her-story as she reclaims her identity to women’s wisdom traditions of Old World Europe. Angie is a guide, a trusted teacher with over 20 years of teaching experience, and a model of how to live a life of abundant creativity, personal growth, and purpose.