‘Watch out for that word equity’: Critical race theory debate reaches Rutland

Audience members listen to critiques of Critical Race Theory during a gathering held by Vermonters for Vermont in Rutland on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger

RUTLAND — A national controversy about naming systemic racism in schools has made its way to Rutland. 

The town hall-style meeting, held at the Vermont State Fairgrounds on Wednesday night, featured six speakers who denounced “critical race theory,” which acknowledges the sprawling existence of racism in the country’s institutions. Rhetoric on Wednesday aligned with a recent nationwide push among conservative activists to ban conversations about racism from local schools.

“We have trusted

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to play three games at 2021 Cancun Challenge

TEMPE, Ariz. – The Sun Devil women’s basketball team will be spending Thanksgiving weekend in Mexico where they will play three games in three days at the 2021 Cancun Challenge.
 
The event, which will take place at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, features four teams in the Mayan Division (Arizona State, Baylor, Fordham and Houston) and six teams in the Riviera Division (UCF, Idaho State, Iowa, Seton Hall, Toledo and USC). 
 
The Sun Devils will open play at the Cancun Challenge on Thurs., Nov. 25 with a Turkey Day contest against Houston (1:30 p.m. EST/11:30 a.m. MST). The game
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Wonderwall exhibit at Danforth at Framingham State University

FRAMINGHAM – Lying on the museum floor, 8-year-old Alice Ploetz told her mother the kaleidoscopic installation twirling above her reminded her of the make-believe girl who fell down a rabbit hole into “Wonderland.”

Her mother, Jessica Roscio, is responsible for bringing together the five eclectic artists who created the imaginary realms displayed in the boundary-bending exhibit “Wonderscape” at the Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University.

Working mostly in the Bay State, this quintet includes a sculptor, an installation artist, a painter who uses acrylics and another who favors encaustics, and a nontraditional photographer.

More:Wander through history of Boston,

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Native Americans in New Hampshire bring their history into the light

Darryl Peasley and his friend Sherry Gould started the Abenaki Trails Project in August 2020, not only to correct misconceptions about Native Americans in New Hampshire, but also to verify their long history – and ongoing presence – in the state.

The group holds hikes and paddling trips to explore Native American sites in the area and has worked with historical societies and museums to sponsor exhibits.

Why We Wrote This

History is only as useful as it is thorough. By bringing their history out of the shadows, Abenaki people paint a fuller picture of New Hampshire’s past – and

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New assisted living communities debut in the Washington, D.C. area

Leaders in healthcare collaborate to launch The Élite Collection — three boutique-style senior living communities rooted in hospitality and integrated wellness.

Two of the nation’s leading senior living experts, Silverstone Senior Living and Watermark Retirement Communities have collaborated to bring boutique senior living rooted in hospitality and integrated wellness to the Washington, D.C. area. These stunning properties offer features and amenities not typically found in assisted living communities and provide personalized service, care, and innovative programming focused on renewal, rather than retirement. 

The Élite Collection

Dallas-based Silverstone entered the Washington market in 2018

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A Hudson Valley art tour that skips all the usual stops

When you hear “a tour of Hudson Valley art and architecture,” do you picture Victorian houses filled with age-darkened paintings of leafy landscapes? Think again.

It’s true that in the late 19th century artists like Thomas Cole, Frederic Edwin Church, Albert Bierstadt and Asher B. Durand found inspiration in the misty green hills, lushly wooded forests and snaking rivers of the Hudson Valley region. These Hudson River School artists, as they came to be known, depicted a state of harmonious co-existence between man and nature, and the area is still strongly associated with them. Church’s home and studio Olana, a … Read More