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There are vigils happening around Vermont and the nation to commemorate the horrible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School five years ago. See calendar listings here. The Vermont organizers have wisely chosen to name the events “Vigils for ALL Victims...
Just this year, three student activists at my school joined forces to form the Burlington High School Social Justice Union. The student-run group is dedicated to addressing discrimination in the school community. In the last couple of years, similar groups...
What is militarism, how does it influence American society, economics, politics and culture? These are some of the questions we will be exploring as a study group on militarism. Vermont Action for Peace has been examining militarism in all it...
If you were out on Church Street this past Saturday, you were likely to have run into a mass of college students enthusiastically spreading the word about fair trade. This was a part of a partnership with the PJC and...
Come join us for this two-part workshop Monday, November 27th and Wednesday the 29th from 6:30-8pm. This program explores how addressing conflict nonviolently can be a positive and effective way to grow and change individually, deepen relationships, and support social...
A few years ago I was invited to join an international delegation of diplomats and human rights experts as an interpreter in a Bulgarian village facing ethnic violence. I was not a professional interpreter back then, nor am I now,...
In October two focus groups were held at the PJC to discuss the idea of creating a nonviolent street team – a body of people who could be called upon as an alternative to the police when there is an...
In partnership with St. Mike’s Civil Rights Alliance and Juntos. Learn basic information about globalization and how policies and practices have paved the way for huge companies to profit at the expense of people and the planet. This program shows...
Join us this Saturday for a chance to play games on, learn about, and meet other youth committed to being involved in meaningful causes! This program is designed to help unlock meaningful ways to work towards social justice and peace...
The first biographical documentary about John Lewis. An inspiring portrait of one man cast into extraordinary times and his unhesitating dedication to seeking justice for the marginalized and ignored. The film spans more than half a century, tracing Lewis’ journey...