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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...
On November 2, 1917, the British government made a public statement via the U.K. Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Lord Rothschild, a prominent leader of the British Jewish community, concerning the establishment of a “national home” for the Jewish people...
Often when we think about the impact of poverty we think about things such as difficulties obtaining basic necessities (housing, food, heat), a lack of transportation, and the inability to save for your child’s college fund. These are all very...
Gearing up for Halloween this year, I wanted to pause and reflect about what “fair trade” really is and why we should care. Looking briefly to the past, the concept of fair trade was introduced during the 1700’s in response...
We’re excited to share that Bluebird Barbecue will be helping to raise money for the Peace & Justice Center as a part of their Community Night. On Wednesday, November 8th they will be donating 10% of the entire evening’s sales...