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An Open Letter to the Poultney Rotary Club

On July 11th, 2022, Peace & Justice Center (PJC) staff arrived for a virtual meeting with the Rotary Club in Poultney, at the request of the Rotary Club members, ready to discuss our educational programs and approach. We were not…

Transformation Continues as Rachel Departs

-by Rachel Siegel, Outgoing Executive Director I have been reflecting and dreaming as I prepare for my last two weeks in this role at PJC. When I was hired in 2013, I met with Paij Wadley-Bailey, a mentor of mine.…

Mayor Weinberger: “Oops” is Not Enough

-by Rachel Siegel, Executive Director [Edit: Since writing this post, a petition for the Mayor to resign has been created.]   Mayor Miro Weinberger admitted a mistake, but he did not adequately apologize. When one makes a mistake, if they…

Welcome Spring 2021 Interns

We are excited to welcome three interns to our team this spring. Please help us welcome Martha MacGregor, Holly Morway, and Thomas Caswell! Here they are to introduce themselves: Hi! I’m Holly Morway, I’m 19 years old, and my pronouns…

Decarceration Statement

The Peace & Justice Center calls for the decarceration & demilitarization of society leading to the eventual abolition of systems of punishment. This statement is put forth by the Board of Directors of the Peace & Justice Center with leader…

Farewell Kina!

It is with mixed emotions that we announce Kina Thorpe’s departure from her role as the PJC Educational Programming Manager. Kina joined us almost four years ago, straight out of college, as a Program Assistant and quickly grew into her…

Celebrating a New Role for Aris Garcia!

We are so excited to announce that Aris Garcia has expanded her role at the PJC! She started in September, 2019 as our Volunteer Coordinator and Assistant Store Manager. In December, 2020, Aris took on new responsibilities as our Community Engagement…

A Recordkeeping Crisis and How we Dug Out

-by Joshua Oyetubo, Operations Manager Hello Vermont and Welcome to 2021! First, I would like to welcome all new members and readers and thank those of you who have renewed your commitment to support us in this new year! In…

PJC 2021 Pause Reflections

-Rachel Siegel, PJC Executive Director Like everything else that’s happened during the pandemic, the PJC’s Annual Staff Pause was different than it was in past years. We spent five days together in virtual space focused on content, hard skills, joy,…