There’s so much to do at the Peace & Justice Center.  Make sure you don’t miss these upcoming events!

Thursday, April 14th, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center at 60 Lake Street will be hosting a a free screening of “Mother Nature’s Child: Growing Outdoors in the Media Age.”  The documentary by Burlington filmmaker Camilla Rockwell will be shown at the Film House Theater, followed by a discussion with Rockwell and other guests. The movie explores nature’s role in child health and development.  To learn more about Mother Nature’s Child, visit www.mothernaturesmovie.com.

Join us for Virginia Eubanks’ Book Tour, “Digital Dead End” here at the Peace & Justice Center on Thursday, April 14th from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Based on 5 years of participatory action research with women living in the YWCA of Troy-Cohoes community, Digital Dead End offers solutions and strategies from poor and working people on the front lines of technological change for addressing the persistent injustices of the high-tech economy. Join Eubanks for a reading, signing, and lively discussion of how we can make an information age that works for everyone!

Also on Thursday is panel on Lockheed Martin & Burlington from 7:00pm to 8:00pm at UVM’s Lafayette Building, room L207.  If you’re interested in knowing more information about Burlington’s involvement with the world’s biggest war profiteer, Nathan Joseph,  Juliet Buck,  and Jonathan Leavitt, will all be speaking about this unlikely partnership.

This Friday, April 15th, starting a 10:00 am, join us at the Statehouse for a rally and press conference with nurses, IBM workers, and Vermonters from all over the state.  There will also be meetings with our Senators and we will be packing the committee rooms and Senate floor with supporters of universal healthcare.  We’re having a huge presence in the state house to show what real Vermonters think about big business interfering with our opportunity to lead the way for the county to create a real universal healthcare system.  We need Senators to pass amendments that strengthen the bill, not water it down!