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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...
By Jen Berger On January 19, 2017, The Peace & justice Center gathers new friends and old, to remember the life of Ed Everts, and to recognize the important work of Rising Tide Vermont. Ed Everts was a World War...
By Diana Gonzalez Sometimes we need to practice practicing so we are able to be courageous when a situation arises. In November, the Peace & Justice Center generously hosted a workshop in non-violent interventions. In this workshop participants practiced ways...
By Colin Bradley When I left Standing Rock at the end of November, my hands were so cold that I couldn’t move them. I had lost the gloves I got from donations. But when I first arrived, in the beginning...
The Nonviolent Activism 101 workshop presented by the Peace & Justice Center focuses on recognizing and dismantling the various systems of oppression in our society in order to navigate the path towards peace and social justice. This program teaches participants...