April 2016

The Unfolding of the Heartbeet Community

Alumna Hannah Schwartz (IBA ‘01) Constructs a Cultural Hub for the Northeast Kingdom “Goddard is the reason I came to this area,” says Hannah, the executive director and co-founder of Heartbeet Lifesharing, a community that is home to 47 adults, including 16 individuals with special needs. Heartbeet Lifesharing in Hardwick, Vermont is wrapping up a […]

March 2016

Black/ Land Project and Deep Inspiration

Black/Land Project’s founder and director, Mistinguette Smith, joined us during the Spring 2016 Undergraduate residency. Mistinguette’s morning keynote, “Whose Speech Matters,” gave a deeply inspiring overview of the Black/Land Project while challenging us to see beyond the narrow frames of black relationships to land. Mistinguette also spoke about historical trauma in the context of black […]

And Our Jaws Dropped

A special day of graduating student presentations in the Undergraduate program, Spring 2016. A sampler of images and talks below: Herbalism & Permaculture: The House, The Farm, and the Marketplace, with Ifatunmise Jon Provost Cooking up Reflection, Connection, and Liberation, with Kristin Schwab I Believe It While I See It, with Cole Tucker-Walton Recognition Matters: […]

Chanelle John’s (BA ’13) Whole Soul Health

Recent alumna Chanelle John (BA ’13) joined us to lead two events during the Undergraduate Program residency. Drawing on her experiences as an entrepreneur, yoga teacher, and activist, Chanelle gave her workshop, “Working for Liberation: How Inspired Entrepreneurship Can Support Social Justice” to a packed room in the Clockhouse. “How can you build a business that […]

February 2016

An Extraordinary Graduation

The Undergraduate Program’s Graduation Ceremony was particularly special today, Feb. 28, 2016. It included a truly remarkable lineup of graduates. Plus, the graduates invited the incomparable Dr. Lisa Brooks (BA ’93) to be their commencement speaker. Lisa Brooks, whose Abenaki identity informed a large part of her own Goddard studies as well as her ongoing […]

Freeing Speech/ Speaking Freedom

The Spring 2016 Undergraduate (UGP) Residencies are focusing on the theme, Freeing Speech/ Speaking Freedom. The UGP1 Residency Opening Session launched with a participatory “Citizen Howl” and transitioned into a World Cafe reflection about Goddard College’s draft Social Justice and Anti-Oppression Statement. The theme of Freeing Speech/ Speaking Freedom will be an ongoing thread through […]

Yoga, Justice, and Inclusion: Chanelle John (IBA ’13) in the News

Goddard Undergraduate alumna Chanelle John (IBA ’13) is featured in a news story produced by WBUR in Boston. The story is called, “Boston’s Yoga For People Of Color Raises Questions About Inclusiveness.” We are thrilled Chanelle John will be a guest presenter during the upcoming Spring 2106 Undergraduate Residencies. Chanelle will be offering a workshop, […]

January 2016

New Goddard Partnership with Food First!

The Undergraduate Program is thrilled to announce that current Goddard students can now receive academic credit (up to 3 undergraduate credits) for ten-day Food Sovereignty Tours (FST) organized by Food First. Participants can experience local food systems and the food sovereignty movement first-hand, with critical reflection and writing. The educational tours take place over ten-day […]

October 2015

A Note from Malawi

Porter Witsell (IBA ‘16) sent us this note from Malawi, where she is living this semester as part of her Goddard studies: “I am learning tailoring from a bunch of teenage boys at a center that teaches vocational skills to ‘street children’. We use old singer sewing machines with foot peddles and mostly make school […]

The Birth of “From Packets to Practice”

Two Goddard Undergraduate students, Jay Masika (IBA ’16) and Kristin Schwab (IBA ’16), have joined forces to design and co-facilitate powerful Justice & Inclusion trainings for the Spring 2015 and Fall 2015 UGP residencies. From Jay and Kristin’s description of their workshops, which they call, “From Packets to Practice: An All Community Workshop Exploring the […]