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My Vermont Eyes: Opening Reception

African amercian woman on a stage with drummers, arms outstretched speaking into a microphone

Come meet and greet our Artist-in-Residence and enjoy a short performance.  
Hear poetry and stories about Black American Migrations: Rural to Urban and South to North within the United States featuring Dr. Jolivette Anderson-Douoning. The public is invited to experience Dr. Jolivette's Poetry Theater with a story about growing up in Louisiana, living in Mississippi, Indiana, and eventually becoming a proud resident of Vermont. Her stories connect to the history of African Americans from the 1700s to the present and touches on the relationships between Black Americans and recent Black / African immigrants from other parts of the world, specifically West Africa.

Refreshments will be served.

The Reception will be held in the Main Lobby.

For a sampling of Dr. Jolivette's reading poetry, check out this video of the Feb. 1 devotional at the Vermont Statehouse for the beginning of Black History Month. The reading runs from the beginning of the video to minute 3:36. The poems are My Migration Part 1 by Jolivette Anderson-Douoning and  "Midway" by Naomi Long Madgett.

My Vermont Eyes was developed in partnership with Clemmons Family Farm and supported in part by a Vermont Community Fund Arts & Social Cohesion grant. 

The Library is ADA accessible, patrons are asked to call (802) 846-4140 in advance if special services are required.

Masks may be worn in the library and at any library program.