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November 2017

Peace Team Focus Group at PJC

The Peace & Justice Center is exploring the idea of forming a Peace Team to serve the Burlington Area as a force the community can called upon. The idea is that this collective may help de-escalate conflict for people with immediate need, walk around the city at night and/or during times where visible and direct violence is likely to occur, and help prevent violence by offering community members tools to de-escalate conflict and utilize active nonviolence in their day-to-day lives.…

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November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

White Fragility Talk

White Fragility is a state in which even a small amount of racial stress becomes intolerable for a white person. Recognizing and naming it can be a helpful way to stay engaged in discussions about racism and in ongoing racial justice work, even when it is uncomfortable. Arrive at 2:30pm to join the New Volunteer Orientation.

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

PJC Game Night

Are you a Jenga master? Excellent at Jeopardy? Super lucky when it comes to BINGO? Test your skills, knowledge, and luck at our game night! Our modified versions of these popular games are a great way to learn a bit about the military industrial complex while meeting people and having fun. Nuclear Numbers BINGO will educate around nuclear weapons/technology. The Jenga competition will include trivia cards that connect militarism with the issues of racism, imperialism, climate justice, and patriarchy. Jeopardy…

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November 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

Nonviolent Engagement in Conflict

November 27, 29, Monday, Wednesday, 6:30-8pm Nonviolent Engagement in Conflict, This program explores how addressing conflict nonviolently can be a positive and effective way to grow and change individually, deepen relationships, and support social justice in all aspects of our lives. Cost: $40 for the General Public and $20 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 of funds Registration form link: https://goo.gl/forms/OOabXpfjs41Inwda2

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November 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
December 2017

High School Leaders Conference

The High School Leaders Conference is a day long event to bring student social justice groups from high schools in the area together to address issues within our communities. The conference will take place on December 2nd from 12 to 4 pm at Main Street Landing: Great Room. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a town hall forum, facilitated discussions, a student-led panel, presentations and more. Snacks will be provided! REGISTER HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/ESu0rB0Rjf2PMEi03

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December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT United States
Free

Benefit Bake with American Flatbread

December 4th   Come join us as we break bread in support of the PJC! From 5:30pm-11:30pm, pop into Flatbread on St. Paul St in Burlington for dinner and $3.50 of each large flatbread and $1.75 of each small flatbread will be donated to the center. This is a great opportunity to eat some delicious food and support the work we do!   You can get on the seating wait list starting at 4pm by calling 802-861-2999. Visit their website…

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December 4 @ 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
American Flatbread, 115 Saint Paul Street
Burlington, VT 05401 United States

December 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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December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

Free Trade vs. Fair Trade

Participate in International Human Rights day by attending this educational event by learning the basic information about globalization and how policies & practices have paved the way for huge companies to profit at the expense of people and the planet. Shows how the Fair Trade movement & principles seek to, at a minimum, counterbalance these atrocities.

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December 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

Seeing and Disrupting Racism

Learn about white fragility and how to take on racism in yourself, community, and more. Geared towards white community members. Hosted by the Shelburne Social Services Committee. FREE

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December 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Shelburne Town Hall, 5420 Shelburne Rd
Shelburne, VT 05482 United States
Free

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
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If you would like to volunteer at any of the Peace & Justice Center’s events, please email volunteer@pjcvt.org. If you have more questions, contact us at program@pjcvt.org or (802) 863-2345 x 6.