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September 2018

Building Empathy and Addressing Racial Oppression: Part Two

Building Empathy and Addressing Racial Oppression on Thursdays, September 20th, 27th and October 4th from 6:15-8:15pm at Sterling College in Craftsbury. This program strives to give participants the opportunity to build skills and knowledge to engage in conversations about oppression. Participants are expected to attend all three parts of this workshop. The first session will focus on the concept of white fragility, the struggle for dominant communities to tolerate discussions on race without feeling shame, guilt, or victimization. The second…

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September 27 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Sterling College, 16 Sterling Dr
Craftsbury Common, VT 05827 United States
Free

October 2018

Prospective Facilitator Gathering

Join us to learn about becoming a facilitator of our educational programs. The evening will include an overview of the programs we offer, explanation of our educational philosophies, and time for you to share your experiences and interest. Next steps include participation in a workshop and then becoming a paid facilitator. Programs include the following topics: non-violence, racial justice, fair trade and anti-war. People from around the state are needed so if you are interested but cannot join us in…

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October 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 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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October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

Building Empathy and Addressing Racial Oppression: Part Three

Building Empathy and Addressing Racial Oppression on Thursdays, September 20th, 27th and October 4th from 6:15-8:15pm at Sterling College in Craftsbury. This program strives to give participants the opportunity to build skills and knowledge to engage in conversations about oppression. Participants are expected to attend all three parts of this workshop. The first session will focus on the concept of white fragility, the struggle for dominant communities to tolerate discussions on race without feeling shame, guilt, or victimization. The second…

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October 4 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Sterling College, 16 Sterling Dr
Craftsbury Common, VT 05827 United States
Free

Cocoa Campaign

This presentation focuses on the issue of child slavery and human trafficking in the cocoa industry. It is designed to educate, brainstorm solutions and create tangible action steps that fit each participant. People are encouraged to arrive at 1:30pm to participate in a PJC New Volunteer Orientation.

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October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

Building Empathy and Addressing Racial Oppression–Day 1

This program strives to give participants the opportunity to build skills and knowledge to engage in conversations about oppression. Participants are expected to attend all three parts of this workshop. The first session will focus on the concept of white fragility, the struggle for dominant communities to tolerate discussions on race without feeling shame, guilt, or victimization. The second session dives into myths and stereotypes in order to identify subconscious bias and how these bias affect our daily lives. The…

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October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unitarian Church Of Montpelier, 130 Main St.
Montpelier, VT 05602 United States
Sliding Scale (see description for details)

Building Empathy and Addressing Racial Oppression–Day 2

This program strives to give participants the opportunity to build skills and knowledge to engage in conversations about oppression. Participants are expected to attend all three parts of this workshop (Mondays, October 8, 15, 22, 6-8pm). The first session will focus on the concept of white fragility, the struggle for dominant communities to tolerate discussions on race without feeling shame, guilt, or victimization. The second session dives into myths and stereotypes in order to identify subconscious bias and how these…

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October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unitarian Church Of Montpelier, 130 Main St.
Montpelier, VT 05602 United States
Free

POC in VT Affinity Group

This monthly gathering is for people of color to come together to share their experiences and explore their identities. Each month focuses on a different topic as determined by the group. You do not have had to attend previous meetings in order to come. This program is led by Kina Thorpe and Song Nguyen. FREE. For more information contact Kina at program@pjcvt.org or 802-863-2345 x9

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October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

PJC Annual Meeting

Join us for our Annual Meeting. PJC members, board of directors, staff, volunteers, interns, other stakeholders, and interested community members gather to discuss and share updates on our work. Current PJC members vote for board members. The public is welcome. Refreshments will be served.

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October 21 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States

Building Empathy and Addressing Racial Oppression–Day 3

This program strives to give participants the opportunity to build skills and knowledge to engage in conversations about oppression. Participants are expected to attend all three parts of this workshop (Mondays, October 8, 15, 22, 6-8pm). The first session will focus on the concept of white fragility, the struggle for dominant communities to tolerate discussions on race without feeling shame, guilt, or victimization. The second session dives into myths and stereotypes in order to identify subconscious bias and how these…

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October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unitarian Church Of Montpelier, 130 Main St.
Montpelier, VT 05602 United States
Free
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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.