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July 2018

POC in VT Affinity Group

This program is led by Kina Thorpe and Song Nguyen. People of Color make up a very small portion of the Vermont population. Because of this, we often find ourselves to be the only person of color in the room– whether at school, work, social events, or in the grocery store. How can we, as people of color, share our stories, be heard, and come together to build community among ourselves in a predominately white state? All people of color…

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July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

New Volunteer Orientation

Interested in volunteering for the Peace & Justice Center? Our Volunteer Coordinator holds bimonthly orientations on Thursdays and Saturdays. Volunteers will learn about the history of the Peace & Justice Center and our current state wide projects. We’ll talk about how you can use your skills and interests to help the PJC achieve its mission in the community. Each public orientation session is accompanied by a presentation and discussion that usually relates to the our Educational Programs. New Volunteer Orientations…

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July 21 @ 1:30 pm

Cocoa Campaign

Join us for a presentation about the issues of child slavery and human trafficking in the cocoa industry. This program is designed to educate, to brainstorm solutions, and to create tangible action steps that fit each participant. People are encouraged to arrive at 1:30pm to participate in a PJC New Volunteer Orientation.

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July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

August 2018

Free Trade vs. Fair Trade

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 1:30pm to participate in a PJC New Volunteer Orientation.

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August 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

Seeing and Disrupting Racism

This program was developed for predominantly white audiences because efforts to end racism does not fall solely on those oppressed. We start by defining racism. Then we walk participants through the concept of white fragility. We go over how white fragility perpetuates racism and specific ways to disrupt that cycle. Free for all and there is not registration needed. People are encouraged to arrive at 2:30pm to participate in a PJC New Volunteer Orientation.

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

Toxic Whiteness 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 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

September 2018

BlueBird BBQ Community Night

Making your weekly dinner plans? Support the Peace & Justice Center while treating yourself to Bluebird Barbecue on September 5, 2018. Bluebird Barbecue will be donating 10% of the entire evening’s sales to the Peace & Justice Center. You will enjoy your meal even more knowing that a portion of the proceeds will be going towards our non-profit organization and its mission to create a just and peaceful world. Make your reservation today at bluebirdbbq.com or by calling 802-448-3070.

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September 5 @ 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bluebird BBQ, 317 Riverside Ave
Burlington, VT 05401 United States

Toxic Whiteness 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 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

Building Empathy and Addressing Racial Oppression: Part One

Building Empathy and Addressing Racial Oppression on Thursdays, September 20th, 27th and October 4th from 6:15-8:15pm at Sterling College in Craftsbury. 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…

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September 20 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Sterling College, 16 Sterling Dr
Craftsbury Common, VT 05827 United States
Free

Inside Iran – Author Talk with Medea Benjamin

Join us at the PJC to meet Medea Benjamin, co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK and the human rights group Global Exchange. Listen, participate, and ask questions as she discusses her new book, Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran. When the Iran nuclear agreement was signed by President Obama in 2015, the world breathed a sigh of relief. Iran would not get nuclear weapons, relations between the Republic of Iran and the…

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September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free
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