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Aug
16
Thu
Fermentation Class
Aug 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Aug
17
Fri
Color Recovery™: A Diversity Town Hall
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Color Recovery™: A Diversity Town Hall
@ The Oak Bluffs Library
Co-Sponsored by
Ferry Godmother MV™, Coping on The Cape™ & The RBH United Diversity College™

Keynote Address by Dr. Thelma Baxter
Thursday, 8/16/2018 from 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
African-Americans, Latinos, and people of color report suffering from increased rates of anger, stress, and depression during the past 2 ½ years of America’s increasingly divisive, hate-filled, national climate (Brown-Holloway, 2018). We’ve heard from the pundits. We’ve heard from the politicians. Now join ethnotherapist, research scholar, and Columbia University Psychology Ph.D., Dr. Rita Brown-Holloway, for Color Recovery: A Diversity Town Hall, the first-ever Town Hall aimed at exploring and documenting the “traumatic” impact of the current national division and polarization on the socio-emotional health of Peoples of Color in America in their own words. The Diversity Town Hall will be followed-up with the opportunity for participants to explore strategies proven to help the nation in general, unite, and people of color, in particular, “recover” from the ongoing ravages of race, racism, and division as they:
Become psychoeducated about current social and economic oppression, police brutality, and the community dysfunction that emanates, largely, from historical and ongoing systemic racism;
Become empowered with the skills required to become more “racially resilient” in an increasingly hostile America by mastering Cognitive-Behavioral Race Resilience Strategies (CBR²s), Culture-Specific Coping Techniques (CSCTs), as well as,
Regain power and control by facilitating Maximal Voting Behavior in themselves and their communities; and
Explore stress reduction strategies and relaxation techniques designed to help them overcome race-induced stress, rage, stress, anxiety, and depression attributed to current-day division and public policies.
Exemplary participants will be invited to extend their learning by becoming trained as Certified Color Recovery Specialists/Ethnotherapists™ (CRSPs), equipped with the training and skills to conduct their own Color Recovery: Diversity Town Halls and workshops for communities, schools, churches, and organizations across the nation through the United Diversity College (UDVC).
Space is Limited. Please RSVP ASAP! @ DrRitaPhD@yahoo.com or Text 203.543.3424

Keynote Address: Dr. Thelma Baxter

Powerpoint Presentation

Friday Night Magic: The Gathering Gaming @ Meeting Room
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come join us as we play the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering. We will be playing different formats each week; it is recommended for intermediate and above players. Get in touch ahead of time if you are a beginner and want to learn, and we may be able to arrange instruction. On the first and third Fridays of the month.

Aug
18
Sat
Color Recovery™: A Diversity Town Hall
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Color Recovery™: A Diversity Town Hall
@ The Oak Bluffs Library
Co-Sponsored by
Ferry Godmother MV™, Coping on The Cape™ & The RBH United Diversity College™

Keynote Address by Dr. Thelma Baxter
Thursday, 8/16/2018 from 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
African-Americans, Latinos, and people of color report suffering from increased rates of anger, stress, and depression during the past 2 ½ years of America’s increasingly divisive, hate-filled, national climate (Brown-Holloway, 2018). We’ve heard from the pundits. We’ve heard from the politicians. Now join ethnotherapist, research scholar, and Columbia University Psychology Ph.D., Dr. Rita Brown-Holloway, for Color Recovery: A Diversity Town Hall, the first-ever Town Hall aimed at exploring and documenting the “traumatic” impact of the current national division and polarization on the socio-emotional health of Peoples of Color in America in their own words. The Diversity Town Hall will be followed-up with the opportunity for participants to explore strategies proven to help the nation in general, unite, and people of color, in particular, “recover” from the ongoing ravages of race, racism, and division as they:
Become psychoeducated about current social and economic oppression, police brutality, and the community dysfunction that emanates, largely, from historical and ongoing systemic racism;
Become empowered with the skills required to become more “racially resilient” in an increasingly hostile America by mastering Cognitive-Behavioral Race Resilience Strategies (CBR²s), Culture-Specific Coping Techniques (CSCTs), as well as,
Regain power and control by facilitating Maximal Voting Behavior in themselves and their communities; and
Explore stress reduction strategies and relaxation techniques designed to help them overcome race-induced stress, rage, stress, anxiety, and depression attributed to current-day division and public policies.
Exemplary participants will be invited to extend their learning by becoming trained as Certified Color Recovery Specialists/Ethnotherapists™ (CRSPs), equipped with the training and skills to conduct their own Color Recovery: Diversity Town Halls and workshops for communities, schools, churches, and organizations across the nation through the United Diversity College (UDVC).
Space is Limited. Please RSVP ASAP! @ DrRitaPhD@yahoo.com or Text 203.543.3424

Keynote Address: Dr. Thelma Baxter

Powerpoint Presentation

Aug
21
Tue
Cookbook Club: Vegetarian
Aug 21 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Vineyard Book Club: More Vineyard Voices
Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

See and hear the “Voices” of these remarkable Islanders. We’ll discuss the Oral History collection at the MV Museum; the island’s people, the changes, and what makes the Vineyard unique. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

Aug
22
Wed
Island Author Talk: Susan Klein with photographer Alan Brigish
Aug 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Joyce’s Way is, at once, an inspirational and unpretentious story of accepting and meeting the challenges of parenthood, especially when raising a child with a disability.

The book relates the life and love of Joyce Brigish, her husband Alan, and their children—Cy, Hal, and Jackie. In 1968, when Alan and Joyce’s first child, Cy (Cyril Quintin), was born with Down syndrome, the couple immediately made the decision to keep their family together—ignoring endless advice to put Cy in an institution and go on with their lives.

The story unfolds through the day-to-day challenges, frustrations, and triumphs of advocating for a child who is clearly not like most others, offering him every opportunity to reach his potential educationally, socially, and spiritually. With a desire for the inclusion of all people with disabilities, Joyce Brigish embodied the kindness and patience as well as the diligence and fortitude necessary to change public sentiment concerning people who, historically, have been marginalized.

Delightful surprises await.

MV Movie: Mental Breakdown in Aquinnah during Rainstorm
Aug 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Follows the intimate relationship between Chase Phillips and Elizabeth Cole over the course of one summer on Martha’s Vineyard. As Chase recovers from a nervous breakdown, she and her children are cared for by a 20-year-old mother’s helper, Elizabeth. As the summer lazes on, the two women form a very special bond.

Aug
23
Thu
Teen Wii U Afternoon
Aug 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

It’s time for a Super Smash Bros. tournament. Please call to pre-register; space is limited. For kids ages 10+.

Kids Glow Yoga @ Meeting Room
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This before bed Yoga and Movement class will be taught by Emily LaPierre. Please call the library to pre-register. For kids 4-7.