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February 2018

PJC Nuclear Film Week

Twenty seven years removed from the end of the Cold War, over 14000 working nuclear warheads still remain around the world today, in the possession of nine nations. The US and Russia still account for over 90% of this total, with those remaining being split between the UK, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel, and perhaps most infamously, North Korea. Even as the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons wins a Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 for their tireless work, conflict…

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February 20 - February 25

Nuclear War and Weapons Film Week: Day 3

On Thursday, Feb 22, 7-9pm, Countdown to Zero (2010) will be screened in Cheray Science Hall Room 101 at Saint Michael’s College, Colchester. Countdown to Zero is a documentary about how the risk of nuclear weapon (or fissile materials) usage has continued to increased over time, due to the rise of terrorism and lack of safeguards and accounting of fissile material and how the world can ultimately bring its number down to zero. This screening is hosted by the Peace…

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February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cheray Science Hall, Colchester, VT 05439, 1 Winooski Park
Colchester, Vermont 05464

Nuclear War and Weapons Film Week: Day 4

On Friday, Feb 23, 6-8pm, Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987) will be screened at the Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake St., Burlington. Amazing Grace and Chuck is a story about a young American boy, Chuck, who protests nuclear weapons by giving up his favorite pastime (baseball). The story gets picked up by a local newspaper, and a professional basketball player “Amazing Grace” Smith joins him in his protest. This screening is being hosted by members of the PJC Programming…

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February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States

Banana Industry Presentation

This presentation will expose the oppressive banana industry. Poor wages, detrimental chemical use, and exploitation of labor are just some of the issues this industry is facing. Large, multinational companies primarily control the market and do not believe human and environmental rights fall into their sphere of responsibility. This talk is designed to educate, brainstorm solutions and create tangible action steps that fit each participant’s interest. People are encouraged to arrive at 11:30pm to participate in a PJC New Volunteer Orientation.

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February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Nuclear War and Weapons Film Week: Day 5

On Saturday, Feb 24, 6-8pm, Countdown to Zero (2010) will be screened at the Champlain College Center for Communication & Creative Media, Room 221. Countdown to Zero is a documentary about how the risk of nuclear weapon (or fissile materials) usage has continued to increased over time, due to the rise of terrorism and lack of safeguards and accounting of fissile material and how the world can ultimately bring its number down to zero. This screening is hosted by PAUSE…

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February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Champlain College Center for Communication & Creative Media, 375 Maple Street
Burlington, VT 05401 United States

Nuclear War and Weapons Film Week: Day 6

On Sunday, Feb 25, 2-4pm, The Man Who Saved the World (2012) will be screened at Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. The Man Who Saved the World is a one hour documentary about a Russian sub commander who refused to use nuclear torpedoes against the US Navy when protocol called for it. This screening is being hosted by the Burlington Friends Meeting.

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February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fletcher Free Library, 235 College St
Burlington, VT 05401 United States

Livable Wage Workshop

This program gives participants a working knowledge of livable wage figures, definitions, and research about VT’s economy and jobs. It highlights research and analysis.  Hosted by Civil Rights Alliance, through the St. Mike’s MOVE Office.

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February 26 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, VT United States
March 2018

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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March 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
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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March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States

Seeing and Disrupting Racism

This workshop-style event was developed for predominantly white audiences. 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. People are encouraged to arrive at 2:30pm to participate in a PJC New Volunteer Orientation.

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March 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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