See National Bird with VT PBS this April

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 this. We are excited to help make connections to members of the Will Miller Chapter of …

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Bring the whole family to learn about nonviolence!

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 wide variety of strategies, such as rallies, marches, hunger strikes, boycotts, and much more. This …

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Violence Begets Violence

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. In our nonviolence workshops, we explain the difference between visible and invisible violence. Invisible violence …

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War is a Racket!

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 Butler’s incisive book of the same name that outlined the military industrial complex two decades …

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Nonviolence: May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor?

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 against authoritarian regimes. The numbers uncovered by Chenoweth (a former ROTC student) were not what …

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