Panel Discussion America has the largest prison population in the world as well as one of the highest rates of recidivism. Why is it that so many people find themselves trapped within the cycle of incarceration? What can we do to help create meaningful transitions from a life behind bars to a life in community? This year students in the Speech Matters semester intensive have visited prisons, public defenders, and nonprofits to answer these questions. Please join us for a panel conversation with the students on their projects and discuss how to reframe American criminal justice from a system of punishment to one of responsibility, redemption, and healing.
Join one or two of the new weekly classes hosted by the Winhall Community Arts Center! Beginners’ classes starting the first week of April: Tuesdays 6-7 pm // Fridays 10-11 am - registration open until the end of April. Come to discover, share a soft and grounding practice and relax. The Winhall Community Arts Center is located in the former Town Hall Building: 3 River Road, Winhall, VT (off Rte 30). Led by Djemila Cavanaugh of Long River Tai Chi Circle, Cheng Man-ching lineage. Tuition: $65 per month - Scholarships & sliding scale available. For more info call Djemila at (802) 490-0225, email: email@example.com, or check updates on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/gemstaichi/ (Djem’s Tai Chi classes)
Adam O'Farrill Quartet - Emerging Artist Series O'Farrill, a brilliant trumpeter, took 3rd place in the Thelonious Monk Competition and received two ASCAP awards. His father is Grammy award winning pianist/composer Arturo O'Farrill; his grandfather the legendary Chico O'Farrill, composer/ arranger for Benny Goodman and Dizzy Gillespie. Adam's talent and abilities combined with his strong character and his father's continuous message to stay true to his vision have served him well. He is a focused, creative musician who has surrounded himself with other brilliant, like-minded individuals and created a new paradigm, a new music, and unique composing style that is musically engaging, energetic, surprising and humorous. This quartet includes his brother Zack on drums, saxophonist Chad Lefkowitz-Brown and bassist Walter Stinson. Their new album Stranger Days received positive reviews from the NY Times, NYCity Jazz Record and All Music Guide to Jazz. Tickets $20-$40 Sliding Scale, $15 Students. Available online, at door, reserved by phone and In the Moment Records. Main St Brattleboro VT. Please call ahead for handicap access. Sponsored by Mary Ellen Copeland and Ed Anthes. Vermont Jazz Center 72 Cotton Mill Hill #222 Brattleboro 05301 802 254 9088 firstname.lastname@example.org www.vtjazz.org