Schedule of Events

Vermont Honduras Partners Conference
Chase Center, Vermont Law School, April 7, 2017
Outline of Program

8:30 – 9:30 Registration (coffee and pastries)
9:30 – 10:00 Introduction: Vermont Law School President and Dean Marc Mihaly
10:00 – 11:00 Panel I: Facilitating Sustainable Community Development in Honduras
Chair, Prof. Daniel Baker
Panelists: Carolyn Meub, Pure Water for the World; Linda Gilbert, Hands to
Honduras – Tela: Dean Seibert, ACTS Honduras
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 12:15 Panel II: Welcoming Central American Migrants to Vermont – What does
it mean to be a Sanctuary Community?
Chair, Prof. Erin Jacobsen
Panelists: Michele Jenness, AALVT; David Chappelle, Chappelle Consulting:
Kate Semple Barta, WANN.
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:00 Plenary Session
Welcoming remarks, Senator Patrick Leahy or representative
Keynote Address: Governor Madeleine Kunin
2:00 – 3:00 Workshops I: Vermont’s Border with Central America
Concurrent sessions, led by Vermonters and Hondurans will discuss in more detail
work being done in both communities, opportunities for volunteers. Please see the
“Workshops” schedule or the registration form.
3:00 – 3:15 Refreshments
3:15 – 4:15 Workshops II: Taking Stock, Looking Ahead
Additional discussions, with an emphasis on the future; see schedule.
4:15 – 4:30 Refreshments
4:30 — 5:00 Plenary Session: Partnerships of Resilient Communities—Next Steps