CES Archive

Community Education Series 2023


Thanks to everyone who attended this session. Howard Center’s Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Catarina Campbell (they/them), invited participants to understand racism through a trauma lens and to contextualize social justice through a frame of healing across generations. Through a praxis of auto-ethnography, history, and ancestral wisdom, and folk practices, we explored how people of the global majority have survived some of the most unspeakable oppressions and transformed suffering into liberation. Catarina encouraged participants to engage with somatic, reflective, and meditative practices as a means of embodying healing and racial justice for ourselves in the here and now.

April 13, 2023 6:30 – 8:00 pm Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops an Emmy award-winning HBO documentary. Film followed by panel discussion and Q & A.

Information about Howard Center Community Education Series

Ernie and Joe: Crisis Cops Free and open to the public virtual film screening via Zoom webinar, followed by a panel discussion and Q & A. The documentary is an intimate portrait of two officers from the San Antonio Police Department’s Mental Health Unit who are helping to change the way police respond to mental health calls. Panelists include Kristin Chandler, Team Two; Shawn Burke, South Burlington Police Department; and Howard Center staff Tammy Boudah, Street Outreach; Rachel Lawler, Community Outreach; and Leslie Nelson, START. This is a free and open to the public virtual Zoom webinar. Registration is now open.

Ernie and Joe: Crisis Cops is a documentary film that follows two police officers in San Antonio, Texas who specialize in responding to mental health calls, showing their innovative approach to policing and highlighting the importance of addressing mental health in law enforcement, while also shedding light on the need for systemic change in the criminal justice system to better serve individuals with mental health issues.

⚠️ Trigger Warning: The first 30-seconds of the documentary contains uncensored footage of a fatal officer-involved shooting. To avoid triggers from disturbing images, sensitive viewers are advised to turn off the sound and minimize the window for the first minute of the screening.

March 28, 2022 Problem gambling and its effects: help and treatment is available.

Panelists are Dan Hall, LADC and Mallory Stunell, LADC, LCMHC, from Howard Center, Jacqueline Posley from Vermont Department of Liquor and Lottery, and Cait Huble from the National Council on Problem Gambling.  For more information please visit Vermont Problem Gambling Resource Center and the National Council on Problem Gambling websites. Click here to view and download the powerpoint presentation.

CES 2021

March 9, 2021 6:00-7:15 pm: Dr. John Brooklyn | Alcohol Use – Why we should be talking about it


February 17, 2021: Maureen McGough, J.D., Policing Project, NYU School of Law | Policing, Community Relationships, and Public Health and Safety

More Past CES Recorcings


Daniel, Debra, Leslie, (and You?) on 10/3/19

Daniel, Debra, Leslie, (and You?) A film screening about the complex meaning of “recovery.” How do individuals with serious mental disorders cope? Daniel, Debra, Leslie (and You?) invites us to listen – empathically and constructively – as courageous individuals speak openly and honestly to each other of their experience.

Suicide: The Ripple Effect on 9/26/19

Screening in partnership with Champlain Community Services.

Suicide: The Ripple Effect   This film is part of a global mission to help reduce the number of suicides and suicide attempts around the world. Through sharing stories of survival and recovery we are creating significant awareness of this health crisis, while helping people find the support they need to stay alive, heal and #BeHereTomorrow

Major! on 9/12/19

MAJOR! follows the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a 73-year-old
Black transgender woman who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years.

MAJOR! trailer from What Do We Want Films on Vimeo.