Saturday, April 8 from 9:00am-3:30pm at Burlington High School.

[Please note: The official deadline to register was Wednesday, March 29.  You are encouraged to still sign up but because it is past the deadline, we may be less able to accommodate your first choices for presentations. We will do our best.]

If you are concerned about the state of our community and want to join the resistance, please join us! Please register here.

This event is being organized by the Peace & Justice Center with support from the Burlington School District and in collaboration with Dr. Laura Clemmons.

The Symposium is for individuals looking for ways to get involved and for groups to find new people to join their efforts. It will provide the public the opportunity to learn about local organizations and groups who are involved in social justice activities and choose ways to get involved.

Each participant in the event will be able to go to four presentations by different social justice groups that are active in the area. Our hope is that most people will leave the day feeling motivated to stay involved with at least one of the groups. We also will allow the presenters to hear from each other so that all the groups involved with increase their ability and likelihood to support and collaborate with each other.



The timeline for the day is as follows:
8:45 – 9:30 registration and opening reception (coffee, bagels and fruit)
9:30 – 10:00 welcome remarks
10:15 – 11:00 Session I
11:15 – 12:00 Session II
12:00 – 1:00 lunch with presentation
1:00 – 1:45 Session III
2:00 – 2:45 Session IV
2:45 – 3:30 Closing reception with snacks: Muslim Girls Making Change

The full list of presenters is as follows:
Justice for All
Baba Tree (with Vt Refugee Resettlement Program mentor program)
H.O.P.E. Works
Migrant Justice
Ccaleovt
Understanding Prejudice
Vermont Interfaith Action
Vermont CARES
Race Up
StepUP! Think. Care. Act.
Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
Human Trafficking Awareness and Activism
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
350 Vermont
The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Gun Sense VT
Peace & Justice Center
Vermonters for Justice in Palestine
The Vermont Workers’ Center
Black Lives Matter
Discussing Intimate Violence and Accessing Support (DIVAS)
Vermonters for Criminal Justice
Rights & Democracy

[See registration form for descriptions of each group.]

Thank you to our sponsors:
UVM Medical Center
Burlington High School
City Market
CCRPC
UVM Department of Human Resources, Diversity, and Multicultural Affairs
CEDO Lead Program
CEDO Americorps
CEDO Community Engagement
Skinny Pancake
Myers Bagels
Burlington School Food Project

$20 public. $10 under 25. Free for high school students and middle school students. For more information contact Rachel at 863-2345 x1 or rachel@pjcvt.org. Registration deadline is Wednesday, April 29th. Please register here.

[Please note: The official deadline to register was Wednesday, March 29.  You are encouraged to still sign up but because it is past the deadline, we may be less able to accommodate your first choices for presentations. We will do our best.]

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