Posts filed under: Peace

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...
We are delighted to have Margaux Miller and Colby Yee lead a discussion on Saturday, September 30th from 2-5 at the Peace & Justice Center. Margaux was a 2017 Summer Intern with us and she and Colby are the co-coordinators...
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...
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...
The Greater Bennington Peace and Justice Center has lead a partnership of peace groups to craft the following letter. They are looking for individuals statewide to join them in contacting our Congressional delegates. Please contact our delegates through their webpages...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
Thank you to the YWCA and everyone who was a part of last week’s reading of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Speech “Beyond Vietnam: a Time to Break Silence“. If you missed it we really recommend watching the reading, we...
Join us this Thursday, May 4, at Arts Riot in Burlington for this Community Reading. More details below. One of Martin Luther King Jr.’s lesser known yet equally impactful speeches, “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence,” condemns the violence...
Sunday May 7th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm hosted at the Barn House on the Clemmons Family Farm on 2122 Greenbush Road in Charlotte. Explore the planning and implementation of the Children’s March of 1963 in Birmingham, AL. In between watching...
The Peace & Justice Center is delighted to share screenings being hosted in various places throughout Vermont next month. Each screening will be followed by a panel and/or Q&A. VT PBS, local communities and the PJC are coming together to do...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Come join us at the Burlington Waterfront for our annual Songs for Hope event, sing peace and justice folk songs (click here for the song sheet) and light candle boats in remembrance of those killed during the US dropping of the...
What a week of tragedy. To us at the Peace & Justice Center, it is important to remember that violence does not happen in a bubble. The cycle of violence in the systems of privilege and oppression must be understood....
War is a Racket Performance and Discussion at the Fletcher Free Library, May 25 at 6pm A lively and engaging reenactment of the prescient words of Major General Smedley Butler, War is a Racket is a one person show based on General...
In the video below as well as in her book Why Civil Resistance Works (co-authored with Maria J. Stephan), Erica Chenoweth examines both violent and non-violent resistance movements around the world from 1900 to 2013 and compares their rates of success...
Dr. John Reuwer partnered with the Peace & Justice Center to create the Peace is Possible Series, it is designed to offer tools of nonviolence for people to use in their everyday life to make us all safer in a...
What’s the point of enlisting nowadays? Everyone has a reason for joining the army whether it be following one’s family’s footsteps, lacking guidance, having a sense of purpose to protect their nation and those they love, etc. As I see...
What’s the point of enlisting nowadays? Everyone has a reason for joining the army whether it be following one’s family’s footsteps, lacking guidance, having a sense of purpose to protect their nation and those they love, etc. As I see...
The Peace & Justice Center and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom will celebrate Mother’s Day by honoring the two founding mothers of the PJC: Wendy Coe and Robin Lloyd. Sunday, May 9, 3-5pm On the lawn (inside,...
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...
“The Peace & Justice Center opposed the War in Afghanistan in 2001 and continues to oppose the war today,” PJC Executive Director Nancy Lynch told the Times Argus last week. “The President’s escalation of this war is fundamentally wrong and...