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By Richard Czaplinski “I’m for peace, but not your kind of peace.” So said a man as he came up close to me while I led the Vermont Veterans For Peace (VFP) “Budget Banner” down State Street during the July...
Mindfulness and similar contemplative practices have become increasingly common in activist circles in recent years. In fact, we do workshops on this topic here at the Peace & Justice Center! Mindfulness practices have a lot to contribute to activists, however,...
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...
By Vicky Castillo, a student at Saint Michael’s College who co-leads the Civil Rights Alliance (CRA) through the Mobilization of Volunteer Efforts (MOVE) on campus It’s in the air. It surrounds us. At all times. In all places. And we can’t...
The Peace & Justice Center, and affiliated groups are proud to announce the second Vermont Peace Conference: Building a World Beyond War, on Saturday May 12 from 9:30 – 4:30 pm at the Old North End Community Center on 20...
Adrienne Kinne is a ten-year Army Veteran and an 11-year peace activist, now the Vice President of the Veterans For Peace US National Board of Directors. She has also served as the President of the Will Miller Green Mountain Veterans...
On March 24 people across the country will take to the streets to demand that politicians protect the lives of their citizens and put stricter gun control laws into place. The Peace & Justice Center is organizing two buses to...
Thank you Margaret Harrington, Dr. John Reuwer and Channel 17 for this show. We are so excited for our Nuclear War and Weapons Movie Week to start tonight with the 1984 movie Threads at UVM. For more info on Dr....
Join our Nuclear War and Weapons Film Week later this month! This series is designed and supported by Dr. John Reuwer in partnership with the Peace & Justice Center’s programming team. Each film is being hosted by a different partnering group....
At 1:00 on Saturday, while Women’s March events worldwide were having a minute of silence for women’s equality, we had a minute of yelling — a wild rumpus! This was the kick off of the March for Our Future. The...
In this current political climate, discussions surrounding race-related issues can be heated and controversial. As a senior who will be leaving Vermont in just a few short months and who will be meeting people from around the country and world,...
All seasoned activists know that the journey toward justice is a long one indeed, and that we need to take care of ourselves in order to avoid burnout. At the same time, we only have one life to live, and...
Just this year, three student activists at my school joined forces to form the Burlington High School Social Justice Union. The student-run group is dedicated to addressing discrimination in the school community. In the last couple of years, similar groups...
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,...
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...
Just a week ago I joined the Peace & Justice Center as Community Solutions Fellow for an intensive 4 months fellowship. The Community Solutions Program is a professional development program for the best and brightest community leaders from around the...
My response to the heinous violence in Charlottesville has become longer than I intended but I want to send you something and I don’t know what to cut out of it. I want to be part of your loving community...
Reading Mumia Abu-Jamal’s We Want Freedom: A Life in The Black Panther Party (2016) felt like embarking on an extensive and enriching conversation with a respected friend; page after page, I experienced an unfolding story, told by Abu-Jamal himself, about his...
Vermont Speaks For Itself  is a 1973 social justice multi-media documentary project produced and distributed by the Vermont Media Project in the mid-1970s. The documentary uses extensive interviews with Vermonters, and original photography to illustrate the economic and social hardships...
Press release: August 4, 2017 On Sunday, August 6, marchers in Burlington will commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan by gathering at the top of Church St. at 7 pm and walking and singing...
Growing up in an affluent, mostly white town, my exposure as a child to folks that were different me was limited. Truly, the culture of my hometown, which is about 30 miles north of Chicago, was largely homogenous in racial...