Posts filed under: Gender & Sexuality

-Elise Guyette; author, historian, and PJC member We propose to change the name of “Negro Brook” in Townshend to Susanna Toby Brook. Susanna (1750– 1855) lived in Townshend, sometimes Acton, beginning as early as 1810 for at least 40 years. She...
-Hannah Stump, former PJC Intern Content Warning: Sexual assault, abuse. Though slavery’s existence precedes written records, it is not a thing of the past. It is a dehumanizing practice still prevalent in societies across the world today, and most often...
-Rachel Siegel, PJC Executive Director May 13, 2020  I set out four days ago on a drive from Burlington, Vermont to Durango, Colorado, to pick up my 16-year-old daughter, Gertie. She had gone home with a friend during spring break and...
President Trump finished his first year in office being exposed as an abuser of women. He announced his misogynistic agenda to overturn Roe v. Wade and deny women control of their bodies. In response, women and girls over the planet shouted:...
Saturday, March 12, from 1-3pm, Burlington International Women’s Day Celebration at King Street Center, 87 King St, Burlington We invite you to join us and the rest of the world in celebrating and honoring the women and girls of the...
Tuesday, October 20th at 7pm, Screening of The Mask You Live In followed by panel discussion at Merrill’s Roxy Cinema at 222 College Street, Burlington. This film follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves...
Join us as Gabriela Maj speaks about her new book: ALMOND GARDEN: PORTRAITS FROM THE WOMEN’S PRISONS  IN AFGHANISTAN  Thursday, May 21st at Oak 45   45 Main Street, Winooski 6pm-8pm “Women [in Afghanistan] who run away from home to escape...
On Mother’s Day weekend, the Burlington Branch of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) presents Most Dangerous Women—celebrating a century of the international women’s peace movement. Under the direction of author Jan Maher, with music direction by...
Thursday, March 12th, 7pm ‘I Am A Girl’ Screening at The Roxy, 222 College Street, Burlington, VT 05401  There is a group of people in the world today who are more persecuted than anyone else, but they are not political...
Tomorrow join the Peace & Justice Center and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) for a screening of the documentary “Orgasm Inc” at the Friends Meeting House (173 North Prospect St) at 6:30 p.m. An inter-generational discussion between...
12 noon Women’s March for Dignity: Paid Sick Days for All!  March for women’s rights to obtaining paid sick days in the workplace!! Women are the majority of workers in low-wage industries and jobs that are part-time or temporary that...
  Rex Butt will be visiting the Peace & Justice Store this Sunday at 3 pm to talk about his new book, ‘Now What? For Families with Trans and Gender-Nonconforming Children”. This is a great opportunity to pick up a...
Monday, July 1st, 7:00pm Merrill’s Roxy Theatre   During our last screening, we sold out of tickets.  Reserve yours here ASAP! http://gathr.us/screening/4234 Visit our facebook event here. Girl Rising is a groundbreaking film, directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins,...
By Morgan Sherry, PJC Racial Justice Intern It was in the wake of the PJC’s involvement with the One Billion Rising campaign (February 2013), a movement dedicated to ending violence against women, that I discovered another campaign with a mission...