Learning about Nonviolence: Children’s March of 1963 at Clemmons Family Farm

Sunday May 7th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm hosted at the Barn House on the Clemmons Family Farm on 2122 Greenbush Road in Charlotte. Explore the planning and implementation of the Children’s March of 1963 in Birmingham, AL. In between watching age appropriate excerpts from Mighty Times: The Children’s March, participants of all ages will explore Kingian Nonviolence (and more) through discussion and song. This program includes a tour of the Barn House after the official presentation as well as snacks. Limited space is available so please sign up by clicking this link. Free event!

Understanding Free Trade Agreements Presentation & Discussion

How much do you know about free trade agreements like NAFTA, TPP, and WTO?

Come to the Peace & Justice Center on Saturday, June 24 from 3-4 pm for our Understanding Free Trade Agreements Presentation and Discussion! This program discusses how free trade’s good intentions, like boosting economies and encouraging trade, have not necessarily benefited countries as a result of developmental inequality and corporate greed. The presentation will highlight some of the larger trade agreements, such as GATT, WTO, and NAFTA to provide an overview about how these policies have had detrimental effects on the Global South. The program will conclude with an introduction to the concept of fair trade and ways that we, as consumers, can fight for fair trade over free trade.

This presentation will be led by Amy Crosswhite, our Fair Trade Store & Program Manager. People are encouraged to arrive at 2:30 to participate in a PJC New Volunteer Orientation. We are committed to including the Deaf community and others who may need language interpretation. If you need ASL or other language interpretation, please let us know ASAP and we will work to make that happen!

2nd Annual Multicultural Youth Leadership Conference

Saturday, May 6th from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at Champlain College on 163 South Willard St, 05401.

Open to youth ages from 14 to 24, hosted for the youth and by the youth. Our multi-regional conference includes youth and partner led workshops, a keynote speaker, lunch, raffle prizes, entertainment and more. The PJC will lead a Conflict and De-Escalation Workshop for a portion of the event. During this workshop, participants will explore the idea that conflict is neutral and that one way to work towards positive change is through learning nonviolent ways to address conflict.

Can’t attend the whole day? No problem, our conference is designed to be open allowing you to come and go as you please in order to get the best experience for your busy schedule. For any questions, please contact myp@spectrumvt.org, participants must register at www.spcvt.org/MYLConf

Employment Opportunities

We are hiring two positions: Program Assistant and Seasonal Store Clerk.

The Program Assistant supports the the Program Managers on events and campaigns. This includes Racial Justice, Fair Trade, Peace, and miscellaneous programming. 15-25 hours a week.

The Store Clerk is responsible for helping customers with shopping needs and check out, stocking inventory, creating displays, receiving product, and other administrative duties.  The clerk acts as an ambassador for the PJC. This is a 10-12 hour a week summer position.

The ideal candidates must have a demonstrable commitment to the organizational mission. Click here to see full job descriptions. PJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer; people of color, members of the queer community, and differently-abled people encouraged to apply.  Compensation is competitive.

March for Science!

Science is being mis-characterized as a partisan issue and it has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, undermining the rigorous standards of research conducted by the scientific community. This is a critical and urgent matter. It is time for people and organizations who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to make your priorities known, pressure lawmakers to vote against ravaging budget cut proposals, support the staff of threatened organizations, and further science education and funding for students.

On Saturday, April 22, 2017, the March for Science will bring together passionate supporters to walk the streets in D.C. and at sister marches in Burlington, Montpelier, Rutland and Brattleboro! See details on Burlington below and more on the other locations on the March for Science Vermont website.

You can ride the bus with us to Washington, DC — there is still room! We are asking $125 per ticket. If you are able to contribute to the scholarship fund, or if you need a scholarship, we are glad to accommodate you. The bus departs from Burlington at 10pm, Friday, April 21 and from Fair Haven at 11:30pm. For more info or to reserve a seat, email rachel@pjcvt.org.

The Burlington March will gather at Royal Tyler Theater at UVM at 4:30 with a send off from Brass Balagan. We will march down College Street to Waterfront Park to the beats of Africa Jamono. The Tsunamibots will be with us at the rally as well as feature speakers Marguerite Dibble, Harry Chen, M.D., and Bill McKibben.

Support the movement:

  • Attend the march and share this message!
  • Mail or deliver checks to PJC, 60 Lake St, Suite 1C, Burlington, VT, 05401 or donate on Paypal (Your financial support for the march is tax-deductible and will go toward event permits, promotional materials, compensation for musical performers, bike parking, trash pickup, public toilets, and public safety compliance. Every dollar helps us produce this important citizen demonstration of action.)
  • Join and share our Burlington Facebook event and/or our Facebook group.
  • Email march4sciencevt@gmail.com with any questions.