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Do you want to be able to identify racism as it manifests in yourself and your community? Are you looking to build a tool kit of skills for taking on this racism? If the answer to either (or both) of...
Yesterday (December 26th) marked the beginning of the Kwanzaa celebration. These next six days will serve as a time for African Americans to gather and celebrate African heritage and African American culture with friends and family. Festivities will continue through...
Join the PJC on Saturday, January 13th, 2018 from 10am – noon at the Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C, Burlington, VT for a special two-hour workshop. It’s not just being polite, or a Hallmark Card invention...
There are vigils happening around Vermont and the nation to commemorate the horrible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School five years ago. See calendar listings here. The Vermont organizers have wisely chosen to name the events “Vigils for ALL Victims...
Just this year, three student activists at my school joined forces to form the Burlington High School Social Justice Union. The student-run group is dedicated to addressing discrimination in the school community. In the last couple of years, similar groups...
What is militarism, how does it influence American society, economics, politics and culture? These are some of the questions we will be exploring as a study group on militarism. Vermont Action for Peace has been examining militarism in all it...
If you were out on Church Street this past Saturday, you were likely to have run into a mass of college students enthusiastically spreading the word about fair trade. This was a part of a partnership with the PJC and...
Come join us for this two-part workshop Monday, November 27th and Wednesday the 29th from 6:30-8pm. This program explores how addressing conflict nonviolently can be a positive and effective way to grow and change individually, deepen relationships, and support social...
A few years ago I was invited to join an international delegation of diplomats and human rights experts as an interpreter in a Bulgarian village facing ethnic violence. I was not a professional interpreter back then, nor am I now,...
In October two focus groups were held at the PJC to discuss the idea of creating a nonviolent street team – a body of people who could be called upon as an alternative to the police when there is an...