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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...
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...
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...
I am a kid who regularly talks with adults about race and racism. I offer a unique perspective to this discussion group because of my age (I am a senior in high school) and my experiences as a youth of color...
It is a busy time for activist mobilization. We are aware of four more national marches in the next few months: Science March, April 22 People’s Climate March, April 29 Immigrants March, May 6 Pride March, June 11 We encourage...
Friends, things are changing for the worse and things are also changing for the better. The brutality of life is more visible for some of us than it was two weeks ago and surely harm is being done. However, it...
 By Nathan Suter With Vermont considering joining the other states and cities that are raising their minimum wages to $15 an hour, legis- lators are beginning to look at the likely impact. Experience to date and the best economic analysis...
By Rachel Siegel Before I worked at PJC, I had focused much of my activist work on anti-war ef- forts, economic justice (through job train- ing for women and healthcare access), and social justice issues (especially feminist, queer and racial...
So many thoughts and feelings swirling in the last few weeks: Shock, then awe, that Trump could have pulled it off. Then anger and questioning: were the elections rigged, as he insisted rigged, though, to support him? I wanted to...
By Sandy Baird Seven years ago, on March 8, a student of mine in the Pro Se Legal Clinic arrived with a rose for every female volunteer and litigant. That student was from Moldova, a former republic of the Soviet...