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Protests and actions have sprung up in response to the Trump administration’s decision to separate children from their parents when attempting to seek asylum in the U.S.. Below is a list of protests and actions that you can be a...
Note: This piece is being published as part of a regular series to bring under-reported Palestinian voices to Vermonters. Razan Ashraf Abdul Qadir al-Najjar, 21 was killed on June 1 by Israeli sniper fire as she ran in her white...
Though less than 6% of Vermonters are people of color, 100% of recent U.S. Poet Laureates are, including three African American women: Rita Dove, Natasha Trethewey and Tracy K. Smith. Their work and that of many other African American poets,...
Hi, I’m Kathryn (she/her)! I am a recent graduate of the University of Vermont with a bachelors degree in English, with a focus in Cultural Studies and a minor in History. I am excited to spend the summer working with...
Hello, my name is Meryl Braconnier (she/her), and I am a new Programming Intern at the Peace & Justice Center. I am a rising junior at the University of Vermont, studying Environmental Science with minors in French, Chemistry and Mathematics....
Hi! My name is Jason Dana, I use he/him/his pronouns, I am a Senior Social Work Major at the University of Vermont and I’m really excited to be a Peacework intern with the Peace and Justice Center this summer! I...
Hello! My name is Elizabeth McConnell and I am an incoming senior at Burlington High School. A fun fact about me is that I am a huge dog lover and currently have four dogs. I am delighted to say that...
by Robin Lloyd, PJC founder and member Why do I want to take part in the Poor People’s Campaign, especially its focus this week on militarism and gun violence? I’m not a poor person, but I have an aversion to...
Guest post by By Mark Hage from Vermonters for Justice in Palestine May 15, 2018   There are more than 7 million Palestinian refugees worldwide, and greater than half remain de jure stateless.  It wasn’t until college that I learned why....
There are many things about Vermont that can’t be denied: it has beautiful green mountains, the best maple syrup (don’t try to fight me on this), and an overwhelmingly white population. It’s the second whitest state in the country falling...