In 1970 alumnus Larry Yurdin (BA ’67) organized the first Alternative Media Conference at Goddard, a revolutionary event with the goal of creating media that “awakens rather than anesthetizes.” Goddard’s community radio station, WGDR, was one of the important outcomes of this ground-breaking conference. In the spirit of that original event, I warmly invite you to attend the 2013 Goddard College Alternative Media Conference on May 18.
Join us for a day of TED-style talks, performances, panels and workshops. Progressive talk show host Thom Hartmann is keynoting and there will be talks by Bitch Magazine’s Andi Zeisler, and White House Correspondent and Bureau Chief for The Talk Radio News Service Ellen Ratner.
Members of the Goddard community will receive half-price admission to the conference – simply enter coupon code AMC2013 when registering online to receive 50% off. We hope you’ll join us!
All through the Alternative Media Conference watch interweaving old-world street performance styles of kamishibai, cantastoria, and puppet shows with the future in multimedia, video projection and hip-hop linguistics. At 8pm the show kicks into full gear and takes center stage. All original works in quick succession. Hosted by Morgan Andrews. Curated by Ben t. Matchstick.
Doors open at 7:30pm on May 18th
At every commencement we hear graduates say, "Goddard gave me so much."
Please consider giving back to your alma mater so that the next generation of students can be transformed through a Goddard education.
A donor has offered to give $5,000 if we can find 39 new donors needed to help us meet our challenge to get 50 new donors before June 30, 2013. Please make a gift to the annual fund (small or large) to help us access these funds. And, higher participation from alumni helps us leverage funding from other sources such as foundations. Click here to make a gift.
Gifts of Stock:
The stock market has been rising steadily in recent months. Do you have securities that have appreciated? Transferring stock to Goddard allows you to support Goddard and get tax benefits at the same time. To make a gift of securities, click here for more information, or call Lauren Moye, Chief Advancement Officer, at 802.322.1732 or email at [email protected]
On view through May 11, 2013, The Nature of Things installation features seven local Vermont artists creating a naturespace installation at the Goddard Art Gallery at 54 Main in Montpelier. Gallery hours are Weds.-Thurs. 12-5pm, Fri. & Sat. 12-7pm.
The Goddard College Storyphone offers all members of the Goddard community the opportunity to call, record, share, and preserve their personal stories about their time at Goddard. The Goddard College community has over 10,000 alumni living and working around the world, each with a unique story to tell. We want to hear from you!
Call and record your story about when you were part of the Goddard community. To reach the Goddard Storyphone line, dial 1-802-230-4702.
Please be prepared to leave your message at the beep!
Since graduating from Goddard College's Residential Undergraduate Program (RUP) in 1968, Donald John Willcox has led a life of creativity and global service, providing resources and opportunities to those less fortunate. He is a quiet hero.
Twenty-three years ago, Donald founded the Foundation to Encourage the Potential of Disabled Persons in Thailand. Just last month, the mayor of Thailand's 2nd largest city, Chiang Mai, presented Donald with a Certificate of Thanks for providing 40 wheelchairs to disabled persons in the area. Donald is a true embodiment of the Goddard College mission: To advance cultures of rigorous inquiry, collaboration, and lifelong learning, where individuals take imaginative and responsible action in the world. He has, in his own words, "kept the dream alive" through his "quiet performance."
The April 29-May 6 Pledge Drive includes live, in-studio performances with Anais Mitchell at 8pm on Friday 5/3; Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars at 8pm on Monday 5/6; Sara Grace (date tba); and Fly Illusion on Sunday at 8pm on 5/5. Listen in for all the special programming at 91.1fm in Plainfield, and 91.7fm in Hardwick, and call with your donation: 802.454.7762.
Donate in person from 10am - 6pm at the Hunger Mountain Coop in Montpelier and the Buffalo Mountain Coop in Hardwick.
Make a secure online donation at www.wgdr.org today.
Thank you for your support. You are community radio!