Posts filed under: Great Reads

What are you afraid of?  A fairly simple question with any number of possible answers.  If I asked every person who read this post to make a list of their greatest fears, there are a few items that would appear...
For the last few years the Peace & Justice Center has offered a Reading Frederick Douglass Book Discussion Group led by Dr. Emily Bernard. This year Dr. Bernard proposed reading and discussing Harriet Ann Jacobs’ narrative “Incidents in the Life...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Thursday, December 15, 5-7:30pm at the Peace & Justice Center. This Book Release and Signing includes Q&A with the author and light refreshments. One Bead at a Time is the oral memoir of Beverly Little Thunder, a two-spirit Lakota Elder from Standing Rock, who...