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June 2017

Understanding Fair Trade Labels Presentation & Discussion

This presentation breaks down the differences between Fair Trade Certifications, Fair Trade Membership Organizations, and Direct Trade to help us better understand the Fair Trade Movement. It will be led by Amy Crosswhite. People are encouraged to arrive at 2:30pm to participate in a PJC New Volunteer Orientation. We are committed to including the Deaf community and others who need language interpretation, if you need ASL or other language interpretation, please let us know ASAP and we will work to…

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June 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free
July 2017

Frederick Douglass Community Reading

In 1852, Frederick Douglass, one of our nation’s greatest orators and abolitionists, was asked to speak at an event commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence. In his provocative speech, Douglass refused and said, “This Fourth of July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn.” And he asked, “Do you mean, citizens, to mock me, by asking me to speak to-day?” Instead, he delivered his powerful condemnation of American hypocrisy – “What to the slave is…

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July 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Steps of City Hall, 149 Church Street
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

Fair Trade vs. Free Trade Presentation

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

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July 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

Banana Presentation

Learn about the oppressive banana industry. This talk is designed to educate, brainstorm solutions and create tangible action steps that fit each participant. People are encouraged to arrive at 3pm to participate in a PJC New Volunteer Orientation.

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July 22 @ 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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July 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free
August 2017

How to Talk With Kids about Racism

Talking about race and racism can be difficult — especially with children. But that does not mean we shouldn’t have these conversations. This discussion group addresses the impact of racism and white privilege on our children. It is designed to help adults (and young adults) discuss these issues with children in a meaningful and age-appropriate way. It includes resources, discussion, and role playing. This discussion group is guided by Isaiah Hines and Jade Walker. Participants are expected to attend all…

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August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Richmond Free Library, 201 Bridge Street
Richmond, VT United States
$75

Free Trade Agreements Presentation

U.S. Free Trade Agreements were intended to ease trade and boost economies. This is not what the impact has been. This presentation explores how these agreements, in combination with corporate greed and developmental inequity, has led to a devastating effect on the Global South. People are encouraged to arrive at 11:30am to participate in a PJC New Volunteer Orientation.

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

How to Talk With Kids about Racism

Talking about race and racism can be difficult — especially with children. But that does not mean we shouldn’t have these conversations. This discussion group addresses the impact of racism and white privilege on our children. It is designed to help adults (and young adults) discuss these issues with children in a meaningful and age-appropriate way. It includes resources, discussion, and role playing. This discussion group is guided by Isaiah Hines and Jade Walker. Participants are expected to attend all…

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August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Richmond Free Library, 201 Bridge Street
Richmond, VT United States
$75

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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August 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

How to Talk With Kids about Racism

Talking about race and racism can be difficult — especially with children. But that does not mean we shouldn’t have these conversations. This discussion group addresses the impact of racism and white privilege on our children. It is designed to help adults (and young adults) discuss these issues with children in a meaningful and age-appropriate way. It includes resources, discussion, and role playing. This discussion group is guided by Isaiah Hines and Jade Walker. Participants are expected to attend all…

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August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Richmond Free Library, 201 Bridge Street
Richmond, VT United States
$75
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