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December 2017

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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Big Picture Theater & Cafe, 48 Carroll Rd
Waitsfield, VT 05673

Nonviolent Activism 101

CANCELLED  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, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
January 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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January 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States

Building Empathy and Addressing Racial Oppression: Grand Isle

January 11, 18, 25, 6:45-8:45pm. Grand Isle School Library, 224 US Route 2, Grand Isle. 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 focus on racism within self, community, and taking action. White…

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

Free Trade vs. Fair Trade

Learn 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. People are encouraged to arrive at 2:30pm to participate in a PJC New Volunteer Orientation.

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January 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States

Participatory Cesar Chavez Play for Kids

Celebrate MLK Day by learning and telling the story of Cesar Chavez, a leader who, like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., used the strategy of nonviolence in action to organize and build power with oppressed people. A simplified and fun play of Cesar Chavez will be shared by children who attend the full hour event. They will make signs, and/or perform the story. There are roles for kids with different skill sets and of different ages. For more information contact program@pjcvt.org or…

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January 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
ECHO Lakeside Pavilion, 1 College Street
Burlington, VT United States

Children in the Civil Rights Movement

Nonviolence education, whether for kids or adults, is an essential building block for peace building. Learn a bit more about the principles that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood for and the strategy of the movement he was a part of. This program includes exploring how young people can be, and have been, leaders in social justice movements. We will watch video excerpts from Mighty Times: The Children’s March, a film about the 1963 actions in Birmingham to learn about…

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January 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Zenbarn Studio, 179 Guptil Rd
Waterbury, VT 05677 United States
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