Meg Mott, a professor emerita of politics at Marlboro College, will lead a discussion on the Ninth Amendment on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. at Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro.

Unlike the first eight amendments to the U.S. Constitution, which lay out specific protections such as free speech, free press and the right to remain silent, the Ninth Amendment protects rights that the Constitution has not enumerated. The Ninth Amendment reminds us that the People’s Rights are bigger than anything the Constitution has said.

“Part of the work of this presentation is to think through the ambiguities of the Ninth Amendment in a way that lets different moral frameworks co-exist,” Mott said in a news release.

The program is free, open to the public and accessible to people in wheelchairs. Because it will be held indoors, all attendees, are required to wear masks by town order. For more information call 802-254-5290 or visit

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