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Join CCALEOVT for a Public Forum on Community Policing at the Fletcher Free Library on October 18 from 6-8PM! Community Members, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Officials are being called upon to  demonstrate a commitment to  verifiablechange in Policing, Courts,...
Job Description: The Store Clerk is responsible for helping customers with shopping needs and check out, stocking inventory, creating displays, receiving product, and completing other administrative duties for the store and center.  In addition, the clerk will act as 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...
Please join us Thursday, June 8 from 11am-12 noon at the Peace and Justice Center (60 Lake Street Suite 1C Burlington, VT 05401) to learn about the the supply chain of the cocoa industry and fair trade. Like most agricultural goods in the...
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...
Science is being mis-characterized as a partisan issue and it has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, undermining the rigorous standards of research conducted by the scientific community. This is a critical and urgent matter. It is time for...
Building A World Beyond War: What Will It Take? Conference Funding provided by the U.S. Women’s International League for Peace and  Freedom (WILPF), the Mercy Peace Initiative, and member groups of the Vermont Stands for a World Beyond War Coalition...
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Indigenous grassroots leaders call on our allies across the United States and around the world to peacefully march on Washington DC on Friday March 10. Standing Rock and Native Nations will lead a march in...
In 2001, eight of the largest chocolate companies signed the Harkin-Engel Protocol, which is an international agreement aimed at ending the Worst Forms of Child Labor (WFCL) and Forced Adult Labor (FAL) within their cocoa supply chains by 2005. This...
It is a busy time for activist mobilization. We are aware of four more national marches in the next few months: Science March, April 22 People’s Climate March, April 29 Immigrants March, May 6 Pride March, June 11 We encourage...
Friends, things are changing for the worse and things are also changing for the better. The brutality of life is more visible for some of us than it was two weeks ago and surely harm is being done. However, it...
The world around us is a unique, complex environment which should be appreciated and celebrated. Diane Elliott Gayer’s work, Of Earth and Being, is a journey through both space and time, highlighting the natural and built world around us, and our...
We are so delighted to welcome our Spring Interns to the Center this week! There is much work to be done and we are delighted to continue all that we do with the infused energy and meaningful perspectives of this...
Read the full study for data on individual departments. This study is by Stephanie Seguino Professor Department of Economics & Fellow, Gund Institute University of Vermont Burlington, VT and Nancy Brooks Visiting Associate Professor Dept. of City and Regional Planning Cornell University Ithaca, NY...
The Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center, organizer of the annual Burlington Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembrance announced that Carol Moseley Braun – first African American woman to be elected to the United States Senate– will deliver the 2017 Dr. Martin...
The Peace & Justice Center was recently approached by Jesse Wiens, the Board President of Baba Tree International about hosting an orientation for their Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program/Play in the Wild! Mentoring Program. This program does not yet have an official...
by Ruby Perry, PJC member Tuesday, December 13, a brief introduction to and exploration of The Work That Reconnects at the Fletcher Free Library from 6:00-8:00 PM. Joanna Macy describes the three great stories of our time.  Business As Usual...
Now, as much as ever, your support makes a difference. Please give today, on #GivingTuesday and #FairTuesday, and join the nationwide movement to support local efforts. Memberships start at $15. Please click here to see all the benefits and to...
In preparation for family and community gatherings that are ripe for racist renditions of our country’s origin, we suggest these three articles: The Suppressed Speech of Wamsutta: 350 Years after invading this continent, in 1970, Wamsutta James, a Wampanoag Man. was...
The Peace & Justice Center was recently approached by Jesse Wiens, the Board President of Baba Tree International about hosting an orientation for their Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program/Play in the Wild! Mentoring Program. This program does not yet have an official...
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...
The head of Champlain College’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Amé Lambert, was recently on a hiatus to finish her PhD dissertation. This caused a temporary halt in some of the work of the Office including many activities that are...
Today is a day that reminds us of the importance of our commitment to nonviolence and civil rights. The work we, together, have done and will continue to do prepares and supports people to take meaningful action around a multitude...
We are posting this information from an e-mail we received and it includes: * Info on the upcoming Standing Rock Solidarity Evening and supply drop off in Montpelier Nov 12 * Background on NoDAPL and Standing Rock * Other ways to get involved and...
Halloween is approaching! As the calendar nears one of my favorite holidays, I am anticipating it with a new and informed perspective that has developed into a prominent concern about chocolate production and consumption. My time here as the Fair...
Halloween is approaching! As the calendar nears one of my favorite holidays, I am anticipating it with a new and informed perspective that has developed into a prominent concern about chocolate production and consumption. My time here as the Fair...
Deputy Nick Palmier, who shot and killed Jesse Beshaw in Winooski last month, acted in accordance with law enforcement protocols. This was determined by the State’s Attorney’s office, and agreed upon by the “Voice of the Free Press” and others...
Please join us on Indigenous People’s Day (formerly Columbus Day) to rally in solidarity with Standing Rock’s struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline and then march to a major public Vermont Gubernatorial debate to push for a “Clean and Green...
Please join us on Indigenous People’s Day (formerly Columbus Day) to rally in solidarity with Standing Rock’s struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline and then march to a major public Vermont Gubernatorial debate to push for a “Clean and Green...
by Judy Dow For years I’ve been interested in how parents and teachers work to protect children from knowing the truth about topics they are uncomfortable discussing. I’ve heard all the excuses; “They’re too young to know the truth,” “I...
Sunday, October 23, from 3-4:30pm, Peace & Justice Center Annual Membership Meeting at the PJC. This event includes overviews of our current work, voting on new board members, and time for you all to offer input into the work we...
Border of Lights is a collective coming together to commemorate, collaborate and continue the legacy of hope and justice. It is an annual event at the border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. October, marks the anniversary of the 1937...
Join us this Thursday (September 22) at 7pm at Main Street Landing Film House, 60 Lake St. in Burlington for a screening of Indivisible: Love Knows No Borders, a documentary about the fight to reunite families separated by deportation. Imagine...
By Kristen Connors, PJC Volunteer Coordinator August 9-14th I had the privilege to attend the 15th World Social Forum (WSF) in Montreal with 10s of thousands of others. The WSF is the largest gathering of civil society organizations and activists...
“I hope that Oriented can help people unlearn their defensive and divisive behavior and ’embrace the grey’ of the complex human stories that may lead us to a reconstructive attitude in forging a shared future,” said Jake Witzenfeld, Director/Producer of...
I am Sophia from Middlebury, Vermont and a junior at Ithaca College. I am a racial justice and peacework summer intern here at the Peace & Justice Center. Before my internship started, I was asked to attend a Building Empathy and Addressing Racial...
I am Sophia from Middlebury, Vermont and a junior at Ithaca College. I am a racial justice and peacework summer intern here at the Peace & Justice Center. Before my internship started, I was asked to attend a Building Empathy and Addressing Racial...
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....
The sit-in on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives protesting Congress’ inaction on gun violence was something I never in a million years thought I would do. But since 20 children were slaughtered in Newtown, there have been...
It is with a heavy heart and renewed commitment to a better future that we recognize those who’s lives were taken or touched by the senseless murders in Orlando. If you are near Burlington, please join the community tonight at...
Muhammad Ali, one of the most iconic figures of the 20th century, has died at the age of 74. Poet and professor Elizabeth Alexander reads her persona poem “Narrative: Ali,” written from Ali’s perspective. This video and language is being...
Muhammad Ali, one of the most iconic figures of the 20th century, has died at the age of 74. Poet and professor Elizabeth Alexander reads her persona poem “Narrative: Ali,” written from Ali’s perspective. This video and language is being...
Watch Hamilton Graziano and Ingrid Alli (Twin Soul Poets) performing their group piece, ‘The Lovings’. A true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple living in Virginia in the 1950’s whose love changed history. Want to know more...
Watch Hamilton Graziano and Ingrid Alli (Twin Soul Poets) performing their group piece, ‘The Lovings’. A true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple living in Virginia in the 1950’s whose love changed history. Want to know more...
The Peace & Justice Center is proud to co-sponsor this amazing event by renowned pianist Michael Arnowitt. Arnowitt will be performing specially selected works from a variety of Syrian musical traditions, prose, and poetry in addition to special performances by...
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, examines institutional racism in the United States and how it relates to and has evolved from previous oppressive laws, such as slavery and Jim Crow policies. The New York Review of Books describes...
Click here to fill out out a form for a Black Lives Matter sign to be delivered to your lawn for you. These signs will all be delivered once enough people have signed up and based on our delivery volunteer’s...
Come join the Peace & Justice Center to celebrate Fair Trade around with world at Burlington’s first outdoor Farmer’s Market of 2016! Come support and celebrate Fair Trade with free ice cream, kids activities and games, bike-powered smoothies, Fair Trade...
The poet sits at the edge of a precipice, the water licks away the words as she writes . She shouts but there is no echo. She has lost the catalogue of extinctions. – Alexis Lathem, The Book of the Sixth...
More than 250 people participated in this year’s Penny Poll. Thanks to the Will Miller Chapter of Green Mountain Veterans for Peace for tabling with us and to all who join in this activity! It was a beautiful day to...
IMPORTANT UPDATE: The PJC agreed to co-sponsor a presentation by Ken O’Keefe based on our knowledge of him as a staunch anti-war and human rights activist. We did not expect him to speak as he did. His assault on Jewish...
IMPORTANT UPDATE: The PJC agreed to co-sponsor a presentation by Ken O’Keefe based on our knowledge of him as a staunch anti-war and human rights activist. We did not expect him to speak as he did. His assault on Jewish...
Come join us on Church Street this Friday, April 15 for our Tax Day Penny Poll and tell us how you think your taxes should be spent! What would you prioritize? Health care? Agriculture? Education? The Penny Poll is your...
Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel began an urgent dialogue with Ben & Jerry’s in 2011 over its franchise in Israel, which shares its name and social mission, and manufactures ice cream inside Israel. But that ice cream, we discovered,...
Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel began an urgent dialogue with Ben & Jerry’s in 2011 over its franchise in Israel, which shares its name and social mission, and manufactures ice cream inside Israel. But that ice cream, we discovered,...
Have you signed up for our upcoming workshop at the Brownell Library on May 25th? Building Empathy and Addressing Racial Oppression strives to give participants the opportunity to build skills and knowledge to engage in conversations about oppression with the...
As we begin gearing up for our workshop Building Empathy and Addressing Racial Oppression we’d like to share this eye-opening TED talk by the one and only Michelle Alexander.     There’s still time to RSVP for our March 15 workshop coming...
In one week (Friday, March 18th) from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Burke Mountain Room in Lyndon State, we are hosting this workshop to explore violence, types of power, and practice diffusing heated interpersonal conflicts nonviolently. Participants will be encouraged...
Saturday, March 12, from 1-3pm, Burlington International Women’s Day Celebration at King Street Center, 87 King St, Burlington We invite you to join us and the rest of the world in celebrating and honoring the women and girls of the...
Saturday, March 12, from 1-3pm, Burlington International Women’s Day Celebration at King Street Center, 87 King St, Burlington We invite you to join us and the rest of the world in celebrating and honoring the women and girls of the...
ECHO is perhaps best known in the community for our live animals and hands-on science exhibits. However, ECHO’s mission also includes the exploration of historical and cultural topics within the Lake Champlain Basin. This cross-disciplinary approach can be found in...
ECHO is perhaps best known in the community for our live animals and hands-on science exhibits. However, ECHO’s mission also includes the exploration of historical and cultural topics within the Lake Champlain Basin. This cross-disciplinary approach can be found in...
We are excited to offer a Surveillance Drones Presentation on Thursday, March 3rd from 7:00-8:00pm,  at Kellogg Hubbard Library, 135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602. This presentation offers a basic overview of the history of surveillance in the U.S., how it is currently...
Last fall, a subgroup of the Vermont Justice Coalition, which is convened by VCJR (Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform) developed several bills for introduction to the VT Legislature this past January.These are savvy people, directors of the ACLU-Vt., Human Rights Commission, Prisoners’...
This Saturday the Peace & Justice Center is partnering with the Burlington Film Society and Vermont International Film Festival to present a special screening and panel discussion of the feature documentary Welcome to Leith by filmmakers Michael Beach Nichols and Christopher...
This Saturday the Peace & Justice Center is partnering with the Burlington Film Society and Vermont International Film Festival to present a special screening and panel discussion of the feature documentary Welcome to Leith by filmmakers Michael Beach Nichols and Christopher...
We are so excited to be offering our Nonviolent Activism 101 workshop in Winooski in partnership with the O’Brien Community Center on two consecutive Thursday evenings this month. This program was piloted in September and is designed to help people...
The Peace & Justice Center is pleased to work in partnership with VT PBS, UVM’s ALANA Student Center, and Partnership for Change to present a FREE screening of The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution on February 21st at 7pm in...
We are excited to offer a Surveillance Drones Presentation on Wednesday, January 27th from 7:00-8:00pm,  at Charlotte Public Library, 115 Ferry Rd, Charlotte. This presentation offers a basic overview of the history of surveillance in the U.S., how it is...
Monday, January 18th from 1:30-2:15pm, Children in the Civil Rights Movement at the ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Nonviolence education, whether for kids or adults, is an essential building block for peace building. Learn a bit more about...
The Peace & Justice Center is currently holding a raffle to win a vintage “Bernie for Burlington” poster from Bernie Sanders’ 1983 mayoral campaign. The poster numbered 1/20 is signed and dated by the artist as well as then-candidate Sanders....
As many are aware by now, GOP front-runner Donald Trump will be visiting Burlington for an event at the Flynn Theater on Thursday evening. While the PJC does not endorse or oppose candidates we do support activists engaged in positive...
The Peace & Justice Center has the following internship opportunities for qualified applicants. Please note that our internships are 15 hours a week for the entirety of a semester and are unpaid. Available Internships: Cost of War Internship Peacework Internship Racial...
Surveillance technology in the United States is extremely advanced, and its newest up-and-coming tool comes in the form of drones. There is relatively little legislation surrounding the private, commercial, and governmental usage of drones, and in order to keep pace...
Surveillance technology in the United States is extremely advanced, and its newest up-and-coming tool comes in the form of drones. There is relatively little legislation surrounding the private, commercial, and governmental usage of drones, and in order to keep pace...
Our upcoming 3-part workshop Building Empathy and Addressing Racial Oppression looks to tackling an issue that runs deeper than many are able to comfortably address. Myriad issues around white fragility, privilege, and holding meaningful discussion that transcend feelings of guilt and shame...
The Peace & Justice Center will be hosting a Drone Quilt Block Making Party with a special screening of the film “Wounds of Waziristan” at the Huntington Public Library on Thursday, December 10th from 6:30 to 8:30. In addition to...
The Peace & Justice Center will be hosting a Drone Quilt Block Making Party with a special screening of the film “Wounds of Waziristan” at the Huntington Public Library on Thursday, December 10th from 6:30 to 8:30. In addition to...
  The war on drugs is a hoax, a failure and a tool for oppression. Come celebrate the amazing work being done locally to expose this injustice and to reform our prisons. Saturday, November 21st from 7pm-Midnight: Social Justice Award Ceremony...
In 1946 The School of the Americas (currently known as Western Hemisphere Institute for Security and Cooperation  began training Latin American soldiers in “counterinsurgency operations” out of Fort Benning Georgia. Upon returning to their home countries, many of these soldiers used...
November 19, 2015 Contacts James Haslam, Rights & Democracy, james@radvt.org, (802) 272-0882 Rev. Debbie Ingram, Vermont Interfaith Action, (802) 310-4625 What: Vermont community leaders and members from local organizations will speak out in support of Vermont embracing Syrian refugees against...
  The Peace & Justice Center is proud to present this event with the support of the VT Humanities Council’s Reading & Discussion Program. It will be led by Dr. Emily Bernard on Thursday, November 5th from 5:30-7pm at the...
The Peace & Justice Center is excited to be heading to the Big Picture Gathering on November 1st, 10am-4pm at Vermont Technical College in Randolph. This event is designed as an opportunity for people actively involved in social justice issues to...
Please join us for our Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday October 24th from 1-2:30pm at 60 Lake St. Suite 1C. This event includes overviews of our current work, voting on new board members, and time for you all to offer input into...
Please join us for our Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday October 24th from 1-2:30pm at 60 Lake St. Suite 1C. This event includes overviews of our current work, voting on new board members, and time for you all to offer input into...
Change was coming to America and the fault lines could no longer be ignored—cities were burning, Vietnam was exploding, and disputes raged over equality and civil rights. A new revolutionary culture was emerging and it sought to drastically transform the...
Tuesday, October 20th at 7pm, Screening of The Mask You Live In followed by panel discussion at Merrill’s Roxy Cinema at 222 College Street, Burlington. This film follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves...
The presentation above was made by Alix Mcatee who was the Cost of War: Focus on Drones intern at the Peace & Justice Center in the summer of 2015. She is a UVM student majoring in Sociology with minors in...
Friends have asked me how to respond when kids say things like, “I wish I was white so I could be a princess;” or, “I don’t like the brown kids in my class because they smell.” I don’t have a...
Nonviolence education is an essential building block for effective 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 take a deep...
Join members of the Peace & Justice Center staff at the Center (60 Lake Street) for tea, dessert and conversation about effective approaches to recruiting for peace. This training explores strategies for encouraging young people to engage in peace work...
Amelia Boynton-Robinson, a long time Civil Rights activist has passed away at age 104. Boynton-Robinson, initially coming to fame for her participation in the Selma-Montgomery marches during the Civil Rights movement, was awarded the Martin Luther King, Jr Freedom Medal...
Thursday, September 10, 7pm, Roxy Theater, details below The documentary REUSE! Because You Can’t Recycle The Planet follows “Reuse Pro” Alex Eaves’ cross-country adventure to the 48 contiguous U.S. states. On his journey, he demonstrates the different ways people and...
Thursday, September 10, 7pm, Roxy Theater, details below The documentary REUSE! Because You Can’t Recycle The Planet follows “Reuse Pro” Alex Eaves’ cross-country adventure to the 48 contiguous U.S. states. On his journey, he demonstrates the different ways people and...
I had the pleasure and fortune to attend the Pace e Bene Campaign Nonviolence training and conference in Santa Fe August 7th and 8th. The name of the conference was “Mobilizing the Nation for the Times We’re In: Ending War,...
The Peace & Justice Center is proud to support the Congo Luzingu (Congo Life) Festival on Saturday August 15th from 12-3 pm at Contois Auditorium in Burlington City Hall.  This festival is being hosted by the community of people from Congo-Brazzaville living...
Join the Peace & Justice Center on Thursday, August 6th at 6:30 p.m. for our annual Songs for Hope event. There will be community singing of peace and justice folk songs followed by candle boats set afloat in memory of...
We believe that there are safer ways to pursue adventure, gain discipline, and develop job skills than joining the armed forces. All young people – no matter their socioeconomic class, race, or gender – should have access to alternatives that...