Welcome to the Peace & Justice Center

Since 1981, the Peace & Justice Center has been a Vermont leader in creating a just and peaceful world, tackling the interconnected issues of human rights and economic, social, and environmental justice.

“I am so proud of the work the Center does and how we’ve grown in the past year to better support our staff and you – our community. 2021 was a year of internal reflection for us: we talked about what we do, why we do it, and how we do it. This year, we are putting those reflections and plans into action and it’s so exciting to be here at the start of our new growth.”

Zoraya Hightower, Executive Director

Upcoming Events

Our Programs

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Through the Peace & Justice Store, the Peace & Justice Center acts as a tangible means of support for local and global economic justice. We do this by forming relationships with local and certified Fair Trade global suppliers that share our justice-based values.

Racial Justice Workshops

Education &

We offer a range of educational programs centered around our core issues of Social and Racial Justice.  We offer workshops and educational programs to private agencies and public communities. We are able to provide in-person and virtual programs.

Projects and Campaigns


The mission of Community Engagement is to connect with and serve our community members, activists, partner organizations, and groups and work together to create a more just and peaceful world.

Recent Blog Posts

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Vermonters Must Oppose War in Ukraine

Vermonters Must Oppose War in Ukraine By Ashley Smith Ashley Smith of Burlington works for Spectre Journal and is a member of the Champlain Valley…