University of Vermont

VPR Host to Discuss Culture Clash in Vermont

At its annual meeting, the Center for Research on Vermont will host a keynote address, "Culture Clash: Acknowledging Where Vermonters Don't See Eye to Eye," by Jane Lindholm of Vermont Public Radio's "Vermont Edition."

The lecture, free and open to the public, will take place Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building.

After 20 years away, living and traveling in places as varied as Nairobi,
Los Angeles and Bangkok, Vermont native Jane Lindholm found herself back in her home state, renting an apartment in a house in Charlotte. It was in that seemingly mundane location that she witnessed the most profound culture clash of her life. Using her own experience as backdrop, Lindholm explores where class, race, and culture collide in Vermont and why she thinks we don't do enough to acknowledge our cultural differences.