Fair Trade vs. Free Trade Presentation & Discussion

Free Trade Agreements like NAFTA and TPP have a number of social, economic, and environmental consequences around the world. The Fair Trade movement poses an alternative to Free Trade and attempts to, at minimum, counterbalance these negative externalities. Come to the Peace & Justice Center on Saturday, March 11¬†from 3:30-4:30 to for our “Fair Trade …

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White Fragility Presentation and Discussion

Come by the PJC on Saturday, February 25th from 3:30 to 4:30 pm to build useful tools for addressing racism. Explore the meaning and implications of white fragility by examining the way it stifles compelling conversations on racism. White fragility refers to the state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes unbearable, …

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Bring the whole family to learn about nonviolence!

Nonviolence has been proven to be incredibly effective in addressing oppression even though our culture may not embrace or encourage this truth. Nonviolent activists utilize the power we have as people working collaboratively for a common good to employ a wide variety of strategies, such as rallies, marches, hunger strikes, boycotts, and much more. This …

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Chocolate for Valentine’s Day at who’s expense?

In 2001, eight of the largest chocolate companies signed the Harkin-Engel Protocol, which is an international agreement aimed at ending the Worst Forms of Child Labor (WFCL) and Forced Adult Labor (FAL) within their cocoa supply chains by 2005. This public certification has good intentions, but it is non-binding and has no legal ramifications. In …

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