Posts filed under: Economy

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...
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...
Saturday, May 6th from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at Champlain College on 163 South Willard St, 05401. Open to youth ages from 14 to 24, hosted for the youth and by the youth. Our multi-regional conference includes youth and...
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...
Happy May Day! Celebrate worker solidarity and human rights by checking in about on livable wage in Burlington and take action! The Peace & Justice Center works toward social justice and has focused on economic justice issues as a core...
As the legislative session draws to a close, we wanted to give you a quick update on the H.382, the Paid Sick Days Bill that would allow all hard working Vermonters to earn up to 56 hours of paid sick...
Peace & Justice Center proud to host a special screening of the documentary about the life of Howard Zinn, “You Can’t be Neutral on a Moving Train” by Vermont Filmmaker Deb Ellis. Friday April 23rd, 7pm Contois Auditorium, City Hall,...
On Saturday March 20th from 1-4pm at Contois Auditorium at Burlington City Hall a broad coalition of organization will host forum titled “War Without End in the Obama Era: Understanding & Challenging U.S. Empire and the War Economy”. The forum...
With 106,000 hard-working Vermonters lacking paid sick days, it is crucial to the health of our community that H.382 on Paid Sick Days gets passed. We all get sick and we all care for our loved ones who are sick....
The Peace & Justice Center has released the newest installment of the long running Vermont Job Gap Study.  The first new phase since 2006, the report is the first part of a three part Phase 10 series “Toward a New...