Posts filed under: Nonviolence

Come join us for this two-part workshop Monday, November 27th and Wednesday the 29th from 6:30-8pm. This program explores how addressing conflict nonviolently can be a positive and effective way to grow and change individually, deepen relationships, and support social...
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,...
In October two focus groups were held at the PJC to discuss the idea of creating a nonviolent street team – a body of people who could be called upon as an alternative to the police when there is an...
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...
Join us in supporting a Burlington showing for the Global Vigil hosted by Border of Lights (borderoflights.org).  We will meet in front of the Peace & Justice Center to remember the 1937 Haitian Massacre where thousands of Haitians and their...
Ellen Davidson and I are both active members of Veterans for Peace, and have organized two solidarity delegations to Occupied Palestine. The delegation’s intent was to join with Palestinian nonviolent resistance and oppose, vocally and simply by their presence, the...
by Gabriella Ribeiro and Rob Persons, PJC Peacework Interns On August 9th, 2017 a number of Peace & Justice Center volunteers, interns, and staff members came together and performed an informative pop-up piece that gave insight into the current and...
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...
In addition to the Peace & Justice Center’s events: Mindfulness for Activists and Nonviolence Activism 101 – make sure to check out the other amazing events all around Vermont during the Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions this September!   Youth...
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...
Interested in becoming a PJC Event Facilitator? Join us, Sunday, October 29 from 3-4:30 at the Peace & Justice Center for a Prospective Facilitator Gathering to learn about becoming a facilitator of our educational programs. The evening will include an...
Join us at the Peace & Justice Center on August 26th, 3:30 – 4:30 for the White Fragility Talk. White Fragility is a state in which even a small amount of racial stress becomes intolerable for a white person. Recognizing...
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...
Dear Friends and Family, Yesterday was my second day attending the United Nations New York convention for a treaty banning nuclear weapons. I hope the news of the US shooting down Syrian jets and the Russians buzzing US military aircraft,...
Nonviolence has been proven to be incredibly effective in addressing oppression even though our culture may not embrace or encourage this truth. Nonviolent activists utilize the power we have as people working collaboratively for a common good to employ a...
The Nonviolent Activism 101 workshop presented by the Peace & Justice Center focuses on recognizing and dismantling the various systems of oppression in our society in order to navigate the path towards peace and social justice. This program teaches participants...
Join us on Tuesday, January 10 for a Standing Rock Report Back Circle. See details following this article by Beverly Little Thunder, PJC Board Member and enrolled member of the Standing Rock Lakota Band. Standing Rock is my home. It...
The Peace & Justice Center is organizing buses to the Women’s March on Washington on January 21, 2017. We are also supporting a rally in Montpelier on the same day. For more information on that, please see the facebook event....
Have you seen articles about wearing a safety pin? Have you been wearing one? Do you want to wear one? In the wake of the national election physical and verbal assaults towards Muslims, queer folks, and people of color have...
Education is an essential building block for effective nonviolent activism and conflict intervention. Many people know about nonviolent leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and Cesar Chavez but how often do we learn about the...
  Hey people in Southern Vermont! Come join the Peace & Justice Center at the Manchester Community Library on Saturday, September 24th from 10am to 3pm for our FREE Nonviolent Activism workshop! Through this we’ll be looking into systemic forms...
If we are to believe Gandhi when he says “If we adhere to complete nonviolence in thought, work and dead, freedom is assured,” then it is imperative that we notice negative, self destructive thoughts. Therefore, if we root our nonviolent activism...
  Hey Central Vermont Folks! Come join the Peace & Justice Center at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library on Saturday May 28th from Noon to 5pm for our FREE Nonviolent Activism 101 Workshop in Montpelier! We’ll be exploring systems of oppression and...