Posts filed under: Peace & Nonviolence

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Indigenous grassroots leaders call on our allies across the United States and around the world to peacefully march on Washington DC on Friday March 10.......
Nonviolence has been proven to be incredibly effective in addressing oppression even though our culture may not embrace or encourage this truth. Nonviolent activists utilize the power we have as......
It is a busy time for activist mobilization. We are aware of four more national marches in the next few months: Science March, April 22 People’s Climate March, April 29......
So many thoughts and feelings swirling in the last few weeks: Shock, then awe, that Trump could have pulled it off. Then anger and questioning: were the elections rigged, as......
By Sandy Baird Seven years ago, on March 8, a student of mine in the Pro Se Legal Clinic arrived with a rose for every female volunteer and litigant. That......
By Diana Gonzalez Sometimes we need to practice practicing so we are able to be courageous when a situation arises. In November, the Peace & Justice Center generously hosted a......
By Colin Bradley When I left Standing Rock at the end of November, my hands were so cold that I couldn’t move them. I had lost the gloves I got......
The Nonviolent Activism 101 workshop presented by the Peace & Justice Center focuses on recognizing and dismantling the various systems of oppression in our society in order to navigate the......
The world around us is a unique, complex environment which should be appreciated and celebrated. Diane Elliott Gayer’s work, Of Earth and Being, is a journey through both space and time,......
The Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center, organizer of the annual Burlington Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembrance announced that Carol Moseley Braun – first African American woman to be elected to......
by Ruby Perry, PJC member Tuesday, December 13, a brief introduction to and exploration of The Work That Reconnects at the Fletcher Free Library from 6:00-8:00 PM. Joanna Macy describes......
Thursday, December 15, 5-7:30pm at the Peace & Justice Center. This Book Release and Signing includes Q&A with the author and light refreshments. One Bead at a Time is the oral memoir of Beverly......
by Ruby Perry, PJC member Tuesday, December 13, a brief introduction to and exploration of The Work That Reconnects at the Fletcher Free Library from 6:00-8:00 PM. Joanna Macy describes......
Have you seen articles about wearing a safety pin? Have you been wearing one? Do you want to wear one? In the wake of the national election physical and verbal......
Education is an essential building block for effective nonviolent activism and conflict intervention. Many people know about nonviolent leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and......
Please join us on Indigenous People’s Day (formerly Columbus Day) to rally in solidarity with Standing Rock’s struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline and then march to a major public......
Border of Lights is a collective coming together to commemorate, collaborate and continue the legacy of hope and justice. It is an annual event at the border of Haiti and......
  Hey people in Southern Vermont! Come join the Peace & Justice Center at the Manchester Community Library on Saturday, September 24th from 10am to 3pm for our FREE Nonviolent......
If we are to believe Gandhi when he says “If we adhere to complete nonviolence in thought, work and dead, freedom is assured,” then it is imperative that we notice......
By Kristen Connors, PJC Volunteer Coordinator August 9-14th I had the privilege to attend the 15th World Social Forum (WSF) in Montreal with 10s of thousands of others. The WSF......
“I hope that Oriented can help people unlearn their defensive and divisive behavior and ’embrace the grey’ of the complex human stories that may lead us to a reconstructive attitude......
Come join us at the Burlington Waterfront for our annual Songs for Hope event, sing peace and justice folk songs (click here for the song sheet) and light candle boats in......
What a week of tragedy. To us at the Peace & Justice Center, it is important to remember that violence does not happen in a bubble. The cycle of violence......
The sit-in on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives protesting Congress’ inaction on gun violence was something I never in a million years thought I would do. But......
It is with a heavy heart and renewed commitment to a better future that we recognize those who’s lives were taken or touched by the senseless murders in Orlando. If......
  Hey Central Vermont Folks! Come join the Peace & Justice Center at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library on Saturday May 28th from Noon to 5pm for our FREE Nonviolent Activism 101......
War is a Racket Performance and Discussion at the Fletcher Free Library, May 25 at 6pm A lively and engaging reenactment of the prescient words of Major General Smedley Butler, War......
Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel began an urgent dialogue with Ben & Jerry’s in 2011 over its franchise in Israel, which shares its name and social mission, and manufactures......
In one week (Friday, March 18th) from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Burke Mountain Room in Lyndon State, we are hosting this workshop to explore violence, types of power, and......
ECHO is perhaps best known in the community for our live animals and hands-on science exhibits. However, ECHO’s mission also includes the exploration of historical and cultural topics within the......
In the video below as well as in her book Why Civil Resistance Works (co-authored with Maria J. Stephan), Erica Chenoweth examines both violent and non-violent resistance movements around the world......
We are so excited to be offering our Nonviolent Activism 101 workshop in Winooski in partnership with the O’Brien Community Center on two consecutive Thursday evenings this month. This program......
  The war on drugs is a hoax, a failure and a tool for oppression. Come celebrate the amazing work being done locally to expose this injustice and to reform......
Change was coming to America and the fault lines could no longer be ignored—cities were burning, Vietnam was exploding, and disputes raged over equality and civil rights. A new revolutionary......
Nonviolence education is an essential building block for effective activism and conflict intervention. Many people know about nonviolent leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and......
Join members of the Peace & Justice Center staff at the Center (60 Lake Street) for tea, dessert and conversation about effective approaches to recruiting for peace. This training explores......
I had the pleasure and fortune to attend the Pace e Bene Campaign Nonviolence training and conference in Santa Fe August 7th and 8th. The name of the conference was......
Join the Peace & Justice Center on Thursday, August 6th at 6:30 p.m. for our annual Songs for Hope event. There will be community singing of peace and justice folk......
We believe that there are safer ways to pursue adventure, gain discipline, and develop job skills than joining the armed forces. All young people – no matter their socioeconomic class,......
Looking to further your competence and understanding in conflict intervention and the theory of nonviolence? Join us at the Peace & Justice Center on Saturday, August 1st from 2-5pm. The......
This Saturday (July 11th) from 2-5pm at the Peace & Justice Center (60 Lake Street) young people will be getting together for a workshop that explores nonviolent action as a......
There will be a silent candlelight vigil on tonight (June 19th) from 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM in front of the First Unitarian Universalist Society (top of Church St.) in......
I first learned about truth and justice in first grade when my class was studying the Ten Commandments and we were on number five, “Thou Shall Not Steal”. Sr. Mary......
I first learned about truth and justice in first grade when my class was studying the Ten Commandments and we were on number five, “Thou Shall Not Steal”. Sr. Mary......
  The North Korean people are overcoming one of the greatest challenges facing humanity today. On May 8th at 5pm at the Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street there......
April 15th was Tax Day and also the Global Day of Action Against Military Spending so to celebrate we conducted a Penny Poll on Church Street. It was a beautiful......
Join us outside of Panera Bread on Church Street Wednesday April 15th to participate in the Day of Action Against Military Spending. April 15th is Tax Day, therefore we will......
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015, 6pm-8pm Drone Quilt Block Party at the Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake St., Burlington, VT 05401. When the U.S attacks other countries with drones, they label innocent......
Check out this new video made and published by The Guardian: In tiny bunkers in the United States, young pilots are operating unmanned drones targeting ‘bad people’ in Pakistan. Recruited at......
Sunday, February 15th from 2:30pm-4pm Talking with my Grandmother at the Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Burlington, VT. Join us for a performance by PJC member Robin Lloyd about her grandmother’s experience traveling......
Join us Wednesday, February 4th at 6:30pm The Experience of Drone Pilots at the Bradford Public Library, 21 S. Main Street in Bradford, VT. We are excited to bring our......
Wednesday, January 21st at 6:30pm The Experience of Drone Pilots at the Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Burlington, VT. We are excited to launch a new presentation about the......
Check out this story and video from Democracy Now! Peace activist Kathy Kelly is about to begin a three-month prison sentence for protesting the U.S. drone war at a military......
We Boycott Honeywell because of their manufacture of navigational and propulsive technology for Reaper drones, making them hundreds of millions of dollars for their work supplying one of the most......
The Peace & Justice Center started their Cost of War program in 2012. The program focused on numerous costs of war, especially how soldiers are affected by war. In 2014,......
The Drug War’s reach is global. As illicit drug use is on the rise in Vermont, another dimension of the Drug War is playing out with unprecedented violencesouth of the US-Mexico border. Questions......
We remember. We remember the six Jesuit priest scholars and academics, their housekeeper and her teenage daughter shot to death on the campus of the University of El Salvador. We......
Wednesday, December 10th at 6:30 pm, The Experience of Drone Pilots Presentation, at the Peace and Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Burlington, VT. Since the implementation of the Cost of......
Violinist Michael Dabroski will perform two concerts for humanitarian relief for the people of Gaza. On Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at 7pm, he will play works by J. S. Bach......
Wednesday, November 5th at 7:00-8:30pm, Engaging Conflict For Peace, at the Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Burlington, VT. By seeing oneself in all beings we automatically create a frame......
Listening For What Matters Most, 7pm on October 21st, at the Peace & Justice Center, Burlington, VT. This workshop will be lead by Robin Guillian and is being offered as......
Saturday, October 18th The Skinny Pancake, 60 Lake St., Burlington, VT, 05401 6:00pm Address from South Sudanese “lost boy” Gabriel Bol Deng 7:00-9:00pm Reception and art auction Please join us......
Join us on October 18th (6:00pm) at The Skinny Pancake with the Canvas Peace Project for an exciting event! The evening will feature an address by “South Sudanese, Lost Boy” Gabriel......
The Peace & Justice Center is pleased to support VT’s Conflict Resolution Month. All over the State various organizations, groups and individuals are hosting workshops, speakers, drafting and declaring conflict......
BY Michaela Herrmann, PJC Intern The documentary Wounds of Waziristan reveals the damage caused by American drones. Waziristan is a federally administered tribal area in Pakistan. This area has a......
On Art, Pedagogy & Activism with Comedian Hari Kondabolu By: Armando Carmona Armando: “I’m from California and have been living in Vermont for a little over a year.” Hari Kondabolu: laughs, “Wow,......
We are half way through this year’s PJC Summer Kids’ Club and our first two events have been a great success! Keep your sense of adventure high for a new......
“Afghans are more used to the presence of UK and US armed and surveillance drones flying overhead” than kites (Voice for Creative Non-Violence UK).  The country has since become the......
Post by Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. The movement to end the nuclear arms race is still underway. On April 24, the Marshall Islands filed the Nuclear Zero lawsuits against all......
Take a big piece of lightweight newspaper and draw a perfect square on it. Open the paper and place your wooden dowel vertically on the fold line to make the......
Join us at the Peace & Justice Center (60 Lake St, Burlington) this Thursday at 7:30pm as we hear from Meg Audette-Nikolic about her experiences living in Jerusalem and working......
BY Lucy Gluck  In March of this year, I traveled to Arizona to take part in an action I camp sponsored by Greenpeace (an independent global environmental organization). After my......
Next Saturday the Peace & Justice Center will be flying kites on Burlington’s waterfront to celebrate an Afghani tradition. Being the best kite flyer in ones neighborhood is a very......
It is arguable that environmental justice is the issue of the time. Without deep societal change, we will eventually obliterate ourselves as well as most of the earth’s ecosystems and......
On Monday, July 14th from 6pm to 7:30pm join Central Vermont WILPF and the Peace & Justice Center at the Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington Street in Barre for an evening......
Although we would all like to think of the United States as a country where liberty and justice is actually for all, in the twenty-first century this still remains only......
Condoleezza Rice spoke in Northfield, Vermont this past Thursday as a part of Norwich University’s Todd Lecture Series. A delegation of activists from CODEPINK Vermont, the Will Miller Chapter of......
Click here to register today for our Nonviolent Conflict Intervention Training on June 28th & 29th from 10-6pm at VEIC, 128 Lakeside Ave in Burlington....
The documentary film Shadows of Liberty reveals the extraordinary truth behind the news media: censorship, cover-ups and corporate control. In highly revealing stories, renowned journalists, activists and academics including DANNY......
What would it look like to have security obtained through means that were aligned with our ends of a peaceful society? What kind of action is required to get us......
This Sunday, April 27th, at 8:00 a.m. a contingency from the Peace & Justice Center and the Will Miller Chapter of Veterans for Peace will depart from 60 Lake Street......
April 15th was Tax Day and also the Global Day of Action Against Military Spending so to celebrate we conducted a Penny Poll on Church Street. There were torrential downpours......
On Sunday, April 20, from 4:00-5:30pm The Peace & Justice center invites you to The Film House at Main Street Landing,( 3rd floor, 60 Lake St., Burlington) to view “Spies......
The Peace & Justice Center is excited to work with our members throughout Vermont in solidarity with a world wide coordinated campaign in April and May to End Drone Killing,......
This all-day seminar is based on Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and lead by John F. Reuwer, MD. If you wish you could find more peace within yourself, or have more energy and......
March 20th marked the first day of spring, as well as Nowruz (New Year) on the Persian calendar. In celebration of Nowruz and in solidarity with the people of Afghanistan......
Fly kites with the Peace & Justice Center on Sunday, March 23rd from 10:30am to 11:30am at Burlington’s Waterfront Park. This event is in solidarity with the Afghan Peace Volunteers......
To be quite frank, enlisting in the US Armed Forces never crossed my mind. Instead, college was always an expectation, a path I would be silly not to follow. I......
We are very pleased to have had over 50 people participate in our January “Peace is Possible” series to examine what it means to live in peace and the power of......
From March 21 – 24 participate in “Fly Kites Not Drones” event in your community in solidarity with people in Afghanistan and the United Kingdom. http://vcnvuk.wordpress.com/2013/12/02/fly-kites-not-drones/...
Hello Everyone. The Peace & Justice Center is co-sponsoring an event along with  North End Studios and Amalgamated Culture Works. “A Celebration of the Life and Music of Pete Seeger”......
With the words of President Obama’s State of the Union Address fresh in our minds it is an opportune time to pursue drone aircraft resolutions via our local city councils.......
There is a human rights crisis in Honduras that has not been widely reported on in the US.  Drug trafficking is rampant and the related violence is dire.  US involvement......
Sometimes defending freedom does not require the use of bombs, rockets, or jet planes. Sometimes defending freedom just requires the Air Force to follow the orders issued by the Secretary......
Remember that extraordinary confrontation? When 40,000 protestors, in November of 1999, occupied Seattle and brought the World Trade Organization Conference to its knees? Well, now, another trade battle is brewing.......
Dr. John Reuwer partnered with the Peace & Justice Center to create the Peace is Possible Series, it is designed to offer tools of nonviolence for people to use in......