Allen Gilbert: Equal is Equal, Fair is Fair

Virtual Book Launch Celebration
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Phoenix Zoom Channel

Join us for a discussion with Allen Gilbert to celebrate the launch of his new book Equal Is Equal, Fair is Fair: Vermont's Quest for Equity in Education Funding, Same-Sex Marriage, and Health Care.

About the book:  Equal is Equal, Fair is Fair  is about Vermont's push during the last 25 years for equity in education, marriage benefits for same-sex couples, and health care services. Why Vermont, and why success in the first two areas but not the third? What's the history behind these movements? Key is Vermont's constitution, the least amended of any state constitution in the country. It contains a vision for equity that's created through citizens' equal access to society's privileges and benefits. Some social scientists believe that the application of reason to bring about collaboration is an ability that sets humans apart from other animals. Striving toward equity becomes one of the most important tasks a society must take up if it hopes to work together to accomplish more than individuals working alone can do.

"This is an engaging inside story of how movements for social justice that began in a small state have led to big social change," said David Goodman, author and host, The Vermont Conversation.

About the author: Allen Gilbert was executive director of the ACLU of Vermont from 2004 to 2016. Before that, he worked in journalism as a reporter and editor. He taught writing at several Vermont colleges, and lived abroad teaching American studies at a German university. Visit

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Registration is free, but book purchases are welcomed and appreciated--thank you for supporting our author! 

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Click HERE to purchase a copy of Equal is Equal, Fair is Fair