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August 2017

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. People are encouraged to arrive at 3pm to participate in a PJC New Volunteer Orientation.

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August 26 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free
September 2017

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Book Discussion Group

For the last few years the Peace & Justice center has offered readings for the writings of Frederick Douglass. However, this year we wanted to take a look at inter-sectional writings that explore slavery and gender. This year PJC is happy to invite you to a reading of Harriet Ann Jacobs’ autobiography Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. The book recounts Jacobs’ life, under the pseudonym Linda Brent, as she fights for freedom and identity for her and…

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September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

Understanding Fair Trade Labels

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 to arrive at 11:30am to participate in a PJC New Volunteer Orientation.

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September 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

Galvanizing Social Justice Through Comics

Thursday, September 21, 2017 5:00-6:30 PM Galvanizing Social Justice Through Comics Marching Forward with John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell are co-authors of MARCH, a graphic novel trilogy that recounts Lewis’s experiences throughout the Civil Rights Movement. The three will give an hour-long keynote presentation, followed by a Q&A. Regrettably, this keynote presentation coincides with the Jewish New Year holiday of Rosh Hashanah. The presentation will be live-streamed and recorded; anyone…

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September 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States

Building Empathy and Addressing Racial Oppression: a three part program

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 how these bias affect our daily lives. The…

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September 21 @ 6:45 pm
Sterling College, 16 Sterling Dr
Craftsbury Common, VT 05827 United States
Free

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. This presentation will be led by Amy Crosswhite. People are encouraged to arrive at 3pm to participate in a PJC New Volunteer Orientation.

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September 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

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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September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

Mindfulness for Activists

In order to keep taking on injustice, we need to develop a strategy for self-care as activists. This program focuses on ways to utilize mindfulness for nonviolent social justice and peace work. Emphasis is on developing skills in meditation, deep listening, and what Gandhi called “soul force.” We will explore ways to see and act on a sense of common humanity that lies deeper than conflict. This workshop is designed by the Peace & Justice Center, a Vermont-based non-profit, membership…

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September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Champlain Valley Union High School, 369 CVU Road
Hinesburg, VT 05461 United States
$25
October 2017

Mindfulness for Activists

In order to keep taking on injustice, we need to develop a strategy for self-care as activists. This program focuses on ways to utilize mindfulness for nonviolent social justice and peace work. Emphasis is on developing skills in meditation, deep listening, and what Gandhi called “soul force.” We will explore ways to see and act on a sense of common humanity that lies deeper than conflict. This workshop is designed by the Peace & Justice Center, a Vermont-based non-profit, membership…

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October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Champlain Valley Union High School, 369 CVU Road
Hinesburg, VT 05461 United States

Poverty in an Unequal Economy – and what we can do about it!

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 and economic inequality, so that we are ready to implement innovative and equitable responses in our work and communities. This workshop will cover: poverty in a vastly unequal economy; our personal place in this reality; how an equity lens is…

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October 12 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Main Street Landing Art Gallery, 2nd Floor, 60 Lake Street, Burlington, VT, 60 Lake Street 2nd floor gallery
Burlington, VT United States
$5 - $100
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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.