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December 2017

John Lewis- Get in the Way Screening

The first biographical documentary about John Lewis. An inspiring portrait of one man cast into extraordinary times and his unhesitating dedication to seeking justice for the marginalized and ignored. The film spans more than half a century, tracing Lewis’ journey of courage, confrontations and hard-won triumphs. With sponsorship from VT PBS.

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December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Big Picture Theater & Cafe, 48 Carroll Rd
Waitsfield, VT 05673

Nonviolent Activism 101

Participants will learn aspects of Kingian Nonviolence, build knowledge of successful nonviolent campaigns, explore how their own identities impact this work and engage in role play. This program is designed to help unlock meaningful ways to work towards social justice and peace without perpetuating cycles of violence.   Cost: $30 for the General Public and $15 for Current PJC Members/Volunteers. People under the age of 25 are not expected to contribute financially. No one will be turned away for lack…

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December 16 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
January 2018

Building Empathy and Addressing Racial Oppression: Grand Isle

January 11, 18, 25, 6:45-8:45pm, Building Empathy and Addressing Racial Oppression at Grand Isle School Library, 224 US Route 2, Grand Isle, VT. Building Empathy and Addressing Racial Oppression is a three-part program that the Peace & Justice Center has been running, and constantly updating and improving, since 2015. It is led by two facilitators and takes place in three 2-hour sessions. The program gives participants the opportunity to build skills and knowledge to engage in undoing racism. The sessions…

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January 11, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Grand Isle School Library, 224 US Route 2
Grand Isle, VT 05458 United States

Gratitude for a Happier, Healthier, Better You

It’s not just being polite, or a Hallmark Card invention — a regular gratitude practice yields many scientifically proven mental, physical and spiritual benefits. Becoming a more grateful person leads to greater happiness, better physical health, and enhanced capacity to do good in the world. Learn more about both the research and fresh new ways you can start or deepen your own gratitude practice. This two hour workshop is led by Ginny Sassaman, a co-founder and currently president of Gross…

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January 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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