This week the fine folks at Black Sheep Books are co-sponsoring two great events at the Langdon Street Cafe in Montpelier:

On Thursday, April 17 from 6:00- 7:30 pm

Co-sponsored by BSB and the Vermont ACLU:

Whose Space? The Changing Law and Culture of Privacy in the Wired Aged

Join in a conversation with panelists Frederick S. Lane (First Amendment legal expert and emerging technology specialist), Thomas Streeter (UVM sociology professor and specialist in media, technology, law, and culture), Matt Shagam (UVM graduate student specializing in internet media and social trends), and Allen Gilbert (executive director of the VT-ACLU).  They will discuss and answer questions (probably ask a few themselves) about how our views of privacy are evolving as wired culture becomes the norm.  


And then…..

On Sunday, April 20 at 2:00 pm

Co-sponsored by BSB and Rural Vermont:

Everything I Want to Do is Illegal:  Vermont Farmers Read Joel Salatin

A Discussion on Community-Scale Agriculture and Government

Joel Salatin’s frustration with a regulatory structure that restricts, rather than embraces, community-scale agriculture is presented in his book “Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal”.  Come watch snippets of a Salatin film and hear excerpts from his book read by Vermont farmers struggling with some of these same regulatory barriers.  A short discussion will follow, including an update on the work that Rural Vermont is doing to make it easier for farmers and consumers to connect.  Mr. Salatin will be at the event only in spirit, but the Vermont farmer’s in attendance can be expected to fill his shoes quite readily.