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Hi, my name is Greta(she/her), and I will be a senior at Rutland High School. I am a new intern at the Peace and Justice Center, and my focus over this summer will be the youth activist symposium! I have...
There is a lot of deeply disturbing stuff going on – family separation, nuclear threat, police profiling, growing poverty. And there’s a lot to be grateful for – the people who show up for rallies and marches, who call and...
I was born in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon 12 years after my parents were forced to flee the Upper Galilee in historical Palestine. They lost their home, land, livelihood, and my mother lost her father to a bullet...
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...