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September 2019

Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness

Lt. Governor’s Monthly Movie Series Screens “Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness” in Jeffords Hall Auditorium. Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness, is a documentary about a tent city under a bridge in Indianapolis and the criminalization of homelessness in the United States. The movie follows Maurice as he tries to help his community and keep the city from shutting it down. It also explores the impact, positive and negative, of groups attempting to address the issue. The…

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September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Castleton University, Castleton, VT 05401 United States
Free

Rapid Response Training

As Trump’s threats against immigrant communities escalate and widespread outrage across the county grows, now is the time to join in solidarity with our immigrant neighbors! Farmworkers in Vermont continue to organize and fight for human rights despite the threat of immigration arrests and check points. Please join us for a Rapid Response Training to learn about how community members can show up in support of immigrants and the farmworker community in times of crisis. We’ll be going over how…

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September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Outright Vermont, 241 N Winooski Ave
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

Undeterred Film Screening

Undeterred is a documentary about community resistance in the rural border town of Arivaca, Arizona. Since NAFTA, 9/11 and the Obama and Trump administrations border residents have been on the front-lines of the humanitarian crisis caused by increased border enforcement build up. Undeterred is an intimate and unique portrait of how residents in a small rural community, caught in the cross-hairs of global geo-political forces, have mobilized to demand their rights and to provide aid to injured, often times to…

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September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Starksboro Public Library, 2827 VT-116
Starksboro, VT 05487 United States

October 2019

Seeing & Disrupting Racism in Morrisville

Addressing racism should not be the responsibility of those who experience it. In this workshop, developed for predominantly white audiences, you’ll learn about the concept of white fragility, how it perpetuates racism, and specific ways to disrupt that cycle.   Advanced registration suggested. Register here. For more information, contact: [email protected] or 802-863-2345 x9Fill out my LGL form!

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October 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lamoille County Civic Center, 24 Main St
Morrisville, VT 05661 United States
Free

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 cannot join us in…

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October 14 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

POC in VT Affinity Group

This program is by people of color, for people of color. It is a monthly gathering for POC to come together to share their experiences and explore their identities. You do not have had to attend previous meetings in order to come. Light snacks provided. Facilitated by Kina Thorpe and Chuck Brewer. This is a free event. This month’s meeting will focus on body image and self-esteem; specifically how POC manage living in a cultural dominated by Eurocentric standards of…

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October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

Building Empathy & Addressing Racial Oppression

Wednesdays October 16, 23, 30 from 6:30-8:30pm   This program strives to give participants the opportunity to build skills and knowledge to engage in conversations about oppression. Participants are expected to attend all three parts of this workshop. The first session will focus on the concept of white fragility, the struggle for dominant communities to tolerate discussions on race without feeling shame, guilt, or victimization. The second session dives into myths and stereotypes in order to identify subconscious bias and…

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October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sterling College, 16 Sterling Dr
Craftsbury Common, VT 05827 United States
Free – $75

Cocoa Campaign Presentation

This presentation focuses on the issue of child slavery and human trafficking in the cocoa industry. It is designed to educate, brainstorm solutions and create tangible action steps that fit each participant. Stick around after the presentation for our New Volunteer Orientation to learn more about how to get involved with our work.

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October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

Toxic Whiteness Discussion Group

This space is held for white people to specifically process how white supremacy culture is toxic to them. The hope is that by joining this space, white people will be better able to allow for the emotional needs of people of color to take priority in multi-racial spaces. FREE

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October 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

February 2020

Cocoa Campaign Presentation

This talk focuses on the issues of child slavery and human trafficking in the cocoa industry. It is designed to educate, brainstorm solutions and create tangible action steps that fit each participant. For more information, contact: [email protected] or 802-863-2345 x3

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February 13, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Morrisville Co-op, 46 Pleasant Street
Morrisville, VT 05661
Free
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