|WEDNESDAY - FEBRUARY 21, 2018|
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Award-winning educator and author Dr. Khyati Y. Joshi will address Berkshire County K-12 educators on the topic of “Finding Comfort in Uncomfortable Conversations” at Miss Hall’s School in Pittsfield as part of a multi-day visit to the region to work with area college and K-12 faculty and staff to build more inclusive learning communities through better understanding of bias and privilege. Joshi’s visit is the result of an informal collaboration of the Pittsfield Public School District, Miss Hall’s School, and Williams College’s Davis Center and the Center for Learning in Action.
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'TAX POLICY IN THE AGE OF TRUMP (AND BEYOND)'
|THURSDAY - FEBRUARY 22, 2018|
Williamstown, 4:15 p.m.
Jon Bakija, professor of economics, will present the third lecture in the Williams College Faculty Lecture Series in Thompson Chemistry, Wege Auditorium. It is free and open to the public. In his lecture, titled “Tax Policy in the Age of Trump (and Beyond),” Bakija will discuss the main economic and social challenges that should inform the design of tax policy in the U.S., explain the major elements of the new federal tax law that was enacted in 2017, and consider what we can learn from empirical evidence and the experiences of other countries about the likely impacts of the recent tax changes and other reforms that are likely to be considered in the future.
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'PLANNING A VEGETABLE GARDEN'
|TUESDAY - FEBRUARY 27, 2018|
Vermont, 6-7:30 p.m.
The Stamford Seed Savers will host a presentation titled “Planning a Vegetable Garden” in the Stamford Community Library by Sharon Wyrrick, the farmer and owner of Many Forks Farm in Clarksburg. Many Forks Farm is going into its seventh season and provides produce to 50 local households through its community supported agriculture (CSA) farm share program. Wyrrick will be discussing a multitude of considerations that come into play when planning and managing a successful home vegetable garden in our region.
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SLAVERY & THE PALATINES: A LECTURE BY TRAVIS BOWMAN
, 1:00 p.m.
Usually considered a "Southern" issue, slavery played a surprisingly large role in colonial and revolutionary era New York. Mr. Bowman will examine how slavery evolved in New York under the Dutch, British, and American systems of government and how the institution was utilized at a local and personal level among the Palatine immigrants and their descendants in the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys. Admission $5. www.friendsofclermont.org (518) 537-4240
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