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February 2018

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

CANCELLED: Gratitude for a Happier, Healthier, Better You

  CANCELLED 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…

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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

International Women’s Day Celebration

Hosted by Burlington International Women’s Day   March 8 is the official date for International Women’s Day. Burlington’s International Women’s Day Celebration is March 7. 2018 Honorees: Sue Gillis of Vermont Woman, Barbara Jordan fitness guru, and Dolly Fleming of Mercy Connections. We will also be celebrating Tarana Burke, originator of the #MeToo movement, as Special Honoree in absentia. Guest speaker: Robin Lloyd of Women’s International League of Peace and Freedom We invite you to join us and the rest of…

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March 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Burlington High School, 52 Institute Road
Burlington, VT 05408 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

Social Justice Activist Award

Join us for a celebration in honor the inspiring work of both Isaiah Hines (South Burlington) and the performance poetry of Muslim Girls Making Change (Burlington & South Burlington). Come celebrate the amazing work being done locally!   Click here to learn more and to purchase tickets     Photo Credit:

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March 15 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ECHO Lakeside Pavilion, 1 College Street
Burlington, VT United States

Agents of Change Screening

Through accounts of students at the forefront of protests in the 1960’s for the creation of Black and Ethnic Studies Programs, Agents of Change examines the untold story of the racial conditions on campuses and in the country that led to these protests. The film connects this history to today’s student-led movement. This event is being hosted as part of a series put together in collaboration with MMU students, MMU’s After Dark Program, and the Peace & Justice Center.  It will include a…

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March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mount Mansfield Union High School Library, 211 Browns Trace Road
Jericho, Vermont
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