Promoting Dialogue on International Matters

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Windham World Affairs Council encourages learning and action on global issues that impact us all.

Windham World Affairs Council connects people with global expertise and knowledge to Windham County to inform, educate, foster community and dialogue, and encourage civic participation.

JOIN US EVERY FOURTH WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH FOR OUR SALON DISCUSSIONS

Sa•lonnoun:  A conversational gathering of intellectuals, artists, and politicians.

Upcoming Events

Join us for our next Members & Friends Salon Wednesday, February 28th at 6pm

 Our Members & Friends February Salon will feature A Conversation with Isaac Evans-Frantz Humanitarian & coalition builder, Isaac...

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Join us at Next Stage Arts Sunday, March,1st at 7pm Larry & Joe – acclaimed “Latingrass” musicians & story tellers will highlight the immigrant experience through music.

Larry & Joe were destined to make music together. Larry Bellorín hails from Monagas, Venezuela, and is a legend of Llanera music. Joe...

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Join us for our featured speaker event on Wednesday, March 21st at 6pm with Latin American Historian & Scholar, Dr. Sarah Osten

Thursday, March 21st, 6 PM  118 Elliot118 Elliot St, Brattleboro VT Join us for a talk on migration from the Northern Triangle with:  ...

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Recent News

BUHS PeaceJam Students present The Cure for Hate

We are grateful for Annie Landenberger's coverage of this event....

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America 250: Examining America’s Identity and Leadership in a Changing World

We are pleased to announce that we have recieved a three-year Vermont Humanities Council ‘Partnership Grant’ to work with Brooks...

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Congratulations Eva Gould!
BUHS PeaceJam senior wins coveted award.

BUHS senior named delegate to U.S. Senate Youth Program We are proud to celebrate Eva Gould, one of two students from Vermont,  to win a...

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WWAC began working with Nobel Peace Laureate and WWAC Member Jody Williams when we presented her Zoom talk in 2020.

We created a Peace Jam Task Force composed of Carla Lineback, Amanda Thurber, Lissa Weinmann, Kerstin Roos, Kenny Pepper on behalf of The Commons Media Mentoring Project and Lauren Coffano of PeaceJam international and are building a PeaceJam Community Support Group to help initiate an ongoing club and programming at Brattleboro Union High School students starting September 2022.

“Human security requires directing our resources toward providing for the basic needs of human beings so they are secure in their daily lives. For too long, security has een defined in terms of the security of the state, not of individuals. We call it national defense. The US spends more on its military and weapons systems than all of the other nations of the world combined. The billions and billions of our tax dollars that go to weapons systems and other aspects of ‘defense’ is money that will never be spent on our public schools, or on an affordable health care system that gives everyone access to health care, or on creating jobs with dignity. Money for war will never be used to fight poverty and other social ills that tear apart the socioeconomic fabric of a country and often are fundamental causes of armed conflict. We have to change that kind of thinking.”
Jody Williams
in her book
“My Name is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl’s Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize”

Peace Jam Update

Peace Jam Voices

Sophomore Ida Des Jardins is January’s PeaceJam Voice Peace Jam Members:    (left to right) Nathaniel Domina, Django Grace, Paige...

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The World Affairs Councils of America is an independent, nonpartisan organization dedicated to engaging the public and leading global voices to better understand the world, America’s international role, and the policy choices that impact our daily lives and our future.

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