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October 2017

All Age Peace Team Focus Groups

The Peace & Justice Center is exploring the idea of forming a Peace Team to serve the Burlington Area as a force the community can called upon. The idea is that this collective may help de-escalate conflict for people with immediate need, walk around the city at night and/or during times where visible and direct violence is likely to occur, and help prevent violence by offering community members tools to de-escalate conflict and utilize active nonviolence in their day-to-day lives.…

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October 25 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

Cocoa Campaign: FOR KIDS!

This presentation is adapted for kids seven year old and up. It is designed to educate kids on the cocoa supply chain, brainstorm solutions, and create tangible action steps. There will be a fun activity, tastey treats, and absolutely no tricks!   Arrive at 11:30pm to join the New Volunteer Orientation.

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October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States

Prospective Facilitator Gathering

Join us to learn about becoming a facilitator of our educational programs. The evening will include an overview of the programs we offer, explanation of our educational philosophies, and time for you to share your experiences and interest. Next steps include participation in a workshop and then becoming a paid facilitator. Programs include the following topics: non-violence, racial justice, fair trade and anti-war. People from around the state are needed so if you are interested but can not join us…

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October 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free
November 2017

Cocoa Campaign: Fair and Ethical Chocolate

This program focuses on the issue of child slavery and human trafficking. Designed to educate, brainstorm solutions and create tangible action steps. A group of students from Champlain College will join community members at this event.

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November 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States

Nonviolent Action for Youth (Ages 10+)

This program is designed to help unlock meaningful ways to work towards social justice and peace without perpetuating cycles of violence. Similar to Nonviolent Activism 101, with a focus on youth involvement in campaigns and more games.

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November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602 United States
Free

Bluebird BBQ Fundraiser

November 8th Bluebird Barbecue will be donating 10% of the entire evening’s sales to Peace & Justice Center. Support this organization by making a reservation at Bluebird Barbecue! Make Your Reservation: bluebirdbbq.com or 802-448-3070 The Peace & Justice Center on 60 Lake Street is a Vermont-based non-profit membership organization and our mission is to create a just and peaceful world. To this end, we work on the interconnected issues of economic and racial justice, peace, and human rights through education,…

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November 8 @ 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bluebird BBQ, 317 Riverside Ave
Burlington, VT 05401 United States

Free Trade vs. Fair Trade at St. Mikes

Thursday, November 9th from 4-5 pm in Cheray 101, at St. Michael’s College. Free Trade vs. Fair Trade Presentation in partnership with St. Mike’s Civil Rights Alliance and Juntos. Learn basic information about globalization and how policies and practices have paved the way for huge companies to profit at the expense of people and the planet. This program shows how the Fair Trade movement and principles seek to, at a minimum, counterbalance these atrocities.

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November 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cheray Science Hall, Colchester, VT 05439, 1 Winooski Park
Colchester, Vermont 05464
Free

November Toxic Whiteness Bag Lunch Discussion Group

Each discussion group will begin with a different reading, video, or audio file that sets the tone for a facilitated discussion. It is harmful to racial justice work when white people’s emotional needs are prioritized over those of people of color in multi-racial spaces. This space is held specifically for white people, to help process how white supremacy culture is toxic to white communities and individuals. It seeks to help people who experience white privilege see and understand how undoing…

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November 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

White Fragility Talk

White Fragility is a state in which even a small amount of racial stress becomes intolerable for a white person. Recognizing and naming it can be a helpful way to stay engaged in discussions about racism and in ongoing racial justice work, even when it is uncomfortable. Arrive at 2:30pm to join the New Volunteer Orientation.

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November 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

Benefit Bake with American Flatbread

November 20th Come join us as we break bread in support of the PJC! From 5:30pm-11:30pm, pop into Flatbread on St. Paul St in Burlington for dinner and $3.50 of each large flatbread and $1.75 of each small flatbread will be donated to the center. This is a great opportunity to eat some delicious food and support the work we do! You can get on the seating wait list starting at 4pm by calling 802-861-2999. Visit their website at http://americanflatbread.com/restaurants/burlington-vt/…

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November 20 @ 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
American Flatbread, 115 Saint Paul Street
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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If you would like to volunteer at any of the Peace & Justice Center’s events, please email volunteer@pjcvt.org. If you have more questions, contact us at program@pjcvt.org or (802) 863-2345 x 6.