Posts filed under: Economic Justice

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...
Growing up poor in rural Vermont, I always knew that my family had less than some of my friends and the families on TV. I built assumptions based on my experiences and observations. The store clerk looked at me differently...
Growing up poor in rural Vermont, I always knew that my family had less than some of my friends and the families on TV. I built assumptions based on my experiences and observations. The store clerk looked at me differently...
Since Bernie ran for president, there has been nationwide talk about our desperate need to get Big Money out of our elections, and the need for public financing of campaigns.  Ironically, back home in Vermont, the Attorney General has set back...
Here’s a clip of the 2014 community reading of”What to the Negro is the Fourth of July”, Frederick Douglas’ provocative 1852 speech, in which he sharply and meaningfully critiqued the irony of white American’s celebration of the Fourth of July...
This presentation focuses on the issue of child slavery and human trafficking in the cocoa industry. It is designed to educate, brainstorm solutions and create tangible action steps that fit each participant. This presentation will be led by Amy Crosswhite....
Thursday, August 10 from 12-1pm, Free Trade Agreements Presentation at the Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Burlington. U.S. Free Trade Agreements were intended to ease trade and boost economies. This is not what the impact has been. This...
Poverty impacts our communities in both big and small ways. And many of us have experienced poverty at one time or another in our lives. Equity Solutions brings people together for a deeper understanding of the root causes of poverty...
Thursday, September 14 from 12-1pm, Understanding Fair Trade Labels is a presentation that breaks down the differences between Fair Trade Certifications, Fair Trade Membership Organizations, and Direct Trade to help us better understand the Fair Trade Movement. People are encouraged...
Come check out our Mindfulness for Activists event on Thursday September 28th and October 5th from 6 to 8pm at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg, Vermont. In order to keep taking on injustice, we need to develop a...
Through a series of interviews, university speeches, and lifelong activist work, the book Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis gives valuable insight into the power, influence, and interconnectivity of collective freedom movements from all around the world. Davis...
As our world has become increasingly interconnected and globalized, Free Trade Agreements, or FTAs, have been created to provide jobs and increase trade between countries. While these intentions appear to work on paper, many free trade agreements have negatively impacted...
More than 350 people participated in this year’s Penny Poll. Thanks to members of the Burlington Chapter of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom for tabling with us and to all who join in this activity! It was a...
Saturday, April 8 from 9:00am-3:30pm at Burlington High School. [Please note: The official deadline to register was Wednesday, March 29.  You are encouraged to still sign up but because it is past the deadline, we may be less able to...
Globalization has contributed to the demand for global trade and, as a result, the creation of free trade agreements. These agreements are intended to benefit the countries involved and stimulate trade and job growth, but who has it actually benefited? Come...
Sunday, August 28th 2-4pm at the Peace & Justice Center Author, organic farmer, and bottom up economy advocate Anthony Flaccavento will sign and discuss his new book, Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up: Harnessing Real-World Experience for Transformative...
The Peace & Justice Store is the perfect place to find your holiday gifts for everyone on your list. And you’ll get the warm fuzzy feeling that comes from supporting Vermont businesses. On sale through December 20 are Fair Trade...