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June 2018

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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June 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

POC in VT Affinity Group

This program is led by Kina Thorpe. 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? This event is open to all people…

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June 21 @ 6:00 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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June 23 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Banana Industry Presentation

This talk is designed to educate, brainstorm solutions and create tangible action steps that fit each participant with regards to the oppressive banana industry. People are encouraged to arrive at 11:30pm to participate in a PJC New Volunteer Orientation.

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June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

July 2018

Reading Frederick Douglass: “What to the slave is the 4th of July”

Join us at Burlington City Hall on the Church Street side to read Frederick Douglass’ most famous speech, originally delivered on July 5, 1852. Declining to speak on the 4th of July, Douglass instead castigated the United States for decades of slavery and injustice. Come and add your voice to this statewide public reading sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council. — In 1852, Frederick Douglass, one of our nation’s greatest orators and abolitionists, was asked to speak at an event…

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July 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Burlington City Hall, 149 Church St.
Burlington, 05401 United States
Free

Banana Industry Presentation

On this independence day, celebrate by learning how you can take steps to be independent from injustice within the banana industry! This talk is designed to educate, brainstorm solutions and create tangible action steps that fit each participant with regards to the oppressive banana industry. People interested in staying involved with the Peace & Justice Center’s programming are encouraged to stay after for our weekly Programming Meeting.

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July 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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 7 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States

Fair Trade 101

The aim of this presentation is to give some background on the history of global trade and how trade has historically come at the expense of marginalizing people in the Global South. We will examine the Fair Trade Movement is an alternative trading system that ensures small producers Global South are given access to the global market, but also provided with basic human rights. Free for all and there is not registration needed. People are encouraged to arrive at 1:30pm to participate in…

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July 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 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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July 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

Talking 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 on our children. It is designed to help people discuss these issues with children in a meaningful and age-appropriate way. It includes resources, discussion, and role playing. Attendees are expected to attend all three sessions. July 17, 24, and 31 7-9pm at ZenBarn studio. Suggested donation of $75. No one turned away…

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July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zenbarn Studio, 179 Guptil Rd
Waterbury, VT 05677 United States
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