Susan Green, lifelong journalist, activist

Susan L. Green, age 76, passed away at her home in Burlington on Friday, March 1st.

She was born in 1943 in Manhattan to Alfred and Esther (Kaplan) Zuckerman. She grew up in Valley Stream, Long Island, where she graduated from Valley Stream South High School. She attended Goddard College in Plainfield, VT and Simmons School of Social Work in Boston.

Susan was passionate about her writing craft, the arts, film and social justice. An award-winning journalist, she wrote for numerous print and online publications including The Burlington Free Press, Seven Days, VT Digger, The Hollywood Reporter and Box Office, among many others. Her articles appeared in Rolling Stone and USA Today, and other national periodicals. She co-authored three books: Law & Order: The Unofficial Companion, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unofficial Companion and Bread and Puppet: Stories of Struggle and Faith from Central America. Susan served as Director of Burlington City Arts from 1985-1993. She was a lifelong political activist who struggled against racism, sexism, war, and the destruction of the environment.

Family Information

Susan is survived by her daughter, Jennifer (Peter), her brother Steven (Sylvia), her sister Ryki, nieces Lynn (Eric) and Rachel (Daniel) and their children, her former husband Bob (Bill), many beloved cousins, a wide community of devoted friends and colleagues, and her beloved cat, Isabella.