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Please join us for our Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday October 24th from 1-2:30pm at 60 Lake St. Suite 1C. This event includes overviews of our current work, voting on new board members, and time for you all to offer input into...
Please join us for our Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday October 24th from 1-2:30pm at 60 Lake St. Suite 1C. This event includes overviews of our current work, voting on new board members, and time for you all to offer input into...
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 culture was emerging and it sought to drastically transform 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...
The presentation above was made by Alix Mcatee who was the Cost of War: Focus on Drones intern at the Peace & Justice Center in the summer of 2015. She is a UVM student majoring in Sociology with minors in...
Friends have asked me how to respond when kids say things like, “I wish I was white so I could be a princess;” or, “I don’t like the brown kids in my class because they smell.” I don’t have a...
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 Cesar Chavez but how often do we take a deep...
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 strategies for encouraging young people to engage in peace work...
Amelia Boynton-Robinson, a long time Civil Rights activist has passed away at age 104. Boynton-Robinson, initially coming to fame for her participation in the Selma-Montgomery marches during the Civil Rights movement, was awarded the Martin Luther King, Jr Freedom Medal...
Thursday, September 10, 7pm, Roxy Theater, details below The documentary REUSE! Because You Can’t Recycle The Planet follows “Reuse Pro” Alex Eaves’ cross-country adventure to the 48 contiguous U.S. states. On his journey, he demonstrates the different ways people and...
Thursday, September 10, 7pm, Roxy Theater, details below The documentary REUSE! Because You Can’t Recycle The Planet follows “Reuse Pro” Alex Eaves’ cross-country adventure to the 48 contiguous U.S. states. On his journey, he demonstrates the different ways people and...
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 “Mobilizing the Nation for the Times We’re In: Ending War,...
The Peace & Justice Center is proud to support the Congo Luzingu (Congo Life) Festival on Saturday August 15th from 12-3 pm at Contois Auditorium in Burlington City Hall.  This festival is being hosted by the community of people from Congo-Brazzaville living...
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 songs followed by candle boats set afloat in memory of...
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, race, or gender – should have access to alternatives that...
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 workshop will teach techniques to apply nonviolence in interpersonal conflicts, including...
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 tool for change. Young people are an integral part of...
Join us at Aldrich Library, 6 Washington St., Barre, VT on Monday, September 14th and Tuesday, September 15th for two workshops where participants will discuss “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander. The...
I can remember my first time trying to understand my own power to change the world around me. I had just returned from a summer program of backpacking in Western Pennsylavania.  A month of showering under waterfalls and sleeping under...
On Tuesday, August 4th, 9:00am-1:30pm join us at the Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Burlington, VT for this workshop. This workshop is designed for participants to increase their skills as allies who can effectively build support with and for...
We would like to say a very special thank you to all the people who came to the event last night, many of whom joining in by reading and others who participated as an attentive and gracious audience. A huge...
A big thank you to all who participated in this month’s kids clubs! Young people are an integral part of social justice movements now and have been in our history. Together at the two different events kids and adult family...
A big thank you to all who participated in this month’s kids clubs! Young people are an integral part of social justice movements now and have been in our history. Together at the two different events kids and adult family...
As a community, we invite you to the steps of Burlington City Hall on the 163rd anniversary of Frederick Douglass’ speech to reconsider the meaning of racial justice and freedom through a historic lens as we celebrate our nation’s independence day....
As a community, we invite you to the steps of Burlington City Hall on the 163rd anniversary of Frederick Douglass’ speech to reconsider the meaning of racial justice and freedom through a historic lens as we celebrate our nation’s independence day....
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 Burlington for the victims of the Charleston massacre. This vigil...
As an interracial couple, here are a few reasons why  Loving Day, and the Supreme Court decision (Loving v. Virginia) that it commemorates, matters to us: Prior to 1965, we could not have wed in Indiana, the state that our...
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 Gilbertetta told a story about a boy from a family...
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 Gilbertetta told a story about a boy from a family...
Are you a parent that is looking for fun, educational activities focused on empathy and nonviolence for your child(ren) to participate in this summer? Look no further. Come to the two June Kids’ Club events at the Peace & Justice...
Are you a parent that is looking for fun, educational activities focused on empathy and nonviolence for your child(ren) to participate in this summer? Look no further. Come to the two June Kids’ Club events at the Peace & Justice...
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...
At six am, I woke up and saw the scary and sad posts on Facebook. I found out that on April 25, 2015, at 11:56 p.m. (NST, Nepali time) a massive earthquake occurred in Nepal with a 7.8 magnitude which...
To register and for detailed information about each session, click here. Are you passionate about racial justice issues, but are looking for a more engaging and complex dialogue about systems of oppression? Do you want to learn more about institutionalized racism and how...
To register and for detailed information about each session, click here. Are you passionate about racial justice issues, but are looking for a more engaging and complex dialogue about systems of oppression? Do you want to learn more about institutionalized racism and how...
  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 will be a presentation by Liberty in North Korea. The international...
Ever wonder why a banana from Central America costs a third of what an apple from Michigan costs? The new documentary Banana Land: Blood, Bullets and Poison attempts to answer that question by examining the supply chain between Central America...
Ever wonder why a banana from Central America costs a third of what an apple from Michigan costs? The new documentary Banana Land: Blood, Bullets and Poison attempts to answer that question by examining the supply chain between Central America...
  10am – 2pm Free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, fair trade chocolate samples, fair trade banana smoothies, fair trade vendors and a performance by Jeh Kulu Drum and Dance theater...
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 day so we were only out from 11am-7pm.  A huge thank...
Join the “New Jim Crow” book discussion in Burlington on Sunday, April 12th from 3pm-5pm and Tuesday April 14th from 6pm-8pm at the Peace & Justice Center. This is a two-part facilitated discussion of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” by Michelle Alexander. Participants are...
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 be tabling all day starting at 11am to raise awareness...
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 victims as “collateral damage,” dehumanizing the innocent. Moreover, only 20%...
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...
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...
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...
Saturday, March 7, 14, 21, 28, 3:30-5:00pm How to Talk to Kids About Racism at the Fletcher Free Library, College St, Burlington. We are excited to host this month long discussion group. All who are concerned about the impact of racism and/or white privilege on our...
Militarization of the police has negative impacts on both the relationship between the public and the police as well as security and safety concerns. Vermont is arming our police forces in our own backyard with assault riffles and other weapons....
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 video game fairs by military leaders who know the value...
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 to The Hague to stop World War I and the...
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 presentation about the people who operate unmanned aerial vehicles to...
Talking about race and racism can be a difficult discussion especially with children. That doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be having these discussions. Check out Rachel Siegel and Denise Dunbar talking with WCAX about why having these discussions are imperative...
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 people who operate unmanned aerial vehicles. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder...
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 people who operate unmanned aerial vehicles. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder...
Fair Trade Program and Store Manager Earn a living wage while promoting fair trade in a retail setting.  The Fair Trade Program and Store Manager plays a key role for the Peace & Justice Store. The store is the mainstay of...
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 base in Missouri earlier this year. Kelly, along with another...
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 potent tools there is for extrajudicial killing and American imperialism....
In 1910, members of the immigrant Jewish Community of Burlington, Vermont paid $200 to a little-known Lithuanian painter for the purpose of painting the Chai Adam Synagogue. Little did they know that within a few decades, their synagogue mural would...
On Dec. 12, 2013, United States drone operators attacked a wedding party in Yemen killing at least 12 people.  Below is a video account of Abullah Huhammad Al-Tisi, who witnessed the attacked, quoted on Democracy Now Feb. 21, 2014. “We...
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 program became specifically about drones. As I am finishing...
In Michelle Alexander’s powerful book entitled, “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration and the Age of Colorblindness”, Alexander uses historical and empirical evidence to support her claim that the War on Drugs has continued the legacy of Jim Crow in deliberately...
We are so excited about the event this Thursday at the Center beginning at 7pm. Don’t miss the presentation from touring representatives of Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) also known as LiNK Nomads. LiNK is a global movement standing with...
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 of legalizing marijuana and addressing police violence have dominated political debates...
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 remember Archbishop Oscar Romero, a bullet pierced his heart as...
For those of you who came to our party on Saturday, surely, you left inspired by the powerful words from Migrant Justice!!! Please join Migrant Justice this Saturday 6pm-11:30pm in Burlington for their annual Fiesta! For more information and to purchase tickets in advance...
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 War Program in 2012, the Peace & Justice Center has...
Earn a living wage while promoting fair trade in a retail setting. Assistant Manager is responsible for operations; customer service; recruiting, training & supervising volunteers; visual merchandising; special events; off-site sales; and educational presentations to the public. 16 hours /...
Earn a living wage while promoting fair trade in a retail setting. Assistant Manager is responsible for operations; customer service; recruiting, training & supervising volunteers; visual merchandising; special events; off-site sales; and educational presentations to the public. 16 hours /...
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 as well as his own Suite for Gaza at the...
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 as well as his own Suite for Gaza at the...
  Thursday, December 4th at 7:00pm Liberty in North Korea Presentation at the Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Burlington, VT. Three dedicated members of the LiNK team will bring our community the voices and insights of friends who have...
  Thursday, December 4th at 7:00pm Liberty in North Korea Presentation at the Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Burlington, VT. Three dedicated members of the LiNK team will bring our community the voices and insights of friends who have...
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 of mind for a peaceful coexistence. And only by embracing...
Join us on Wednesday, October 22 (6:00pm – 7:30pm) for Beyond the Peel: Fair Trade Bananas with Equal Exchange at the Peace & Justice Center. According to the USDA, the average American eats 26 pounds of bananas per year. That’s...
SATURDAY, NOV 15th 7pm-12am   1 MAIN STREET, BURLINGTON VT Scroll down to purchase tickets now! Join us at The Ed Everts Social Justice Activist Award Event to celebrate Migrant Justice/Justicia Migrante with special guest Julia Alvarez and live music by Alejandro...
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 part of Vermont’s Conflict Resolution Month activities. If you are...
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 to support this exciting initiative.  The auctioned paintings illustrate the...
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 Bol Deng and an art auction featuring pieces illustrating the...
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 resolution proclamations, and facilitating dialogue about ways to resolve conflict...
Join us on Wednesday, October 8th (6:00pm-7:30pm)  at the Peace & Justice Center for a film screening and discussion with representatives from SUDEF (Sudan Development Fund). SUDEF is a non-profit working in South Sudan in partnership with rural villages to improve...
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 long history of being bombed by US drone strikes. Many...
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, culture shock.” Unapologetic and thought provoking, Hari Kondabolu is 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, culture shock.” Unapologetic and thought provoking, Hari Kondabolu is a...
Position Title: Organizational Ambassador/Program Developer Peace and Justice Center (PJC)  This position serves to educate the community about racial and economic justice. The member will do this in two ways at the Peace and Justice Center: They will serve as...
Interested in better understanding the current form of institutionalized racism in this country and how it relates to and evolved from the previous oppressive laws such as slavery and Jim Crow policies? Be sure to sign up for our “New...
“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 part of Vermont’s Conflict Resolution Month activities. For more information...
Join us for tea and conversation with Sister Lucy Kurien. Sister Lucy is the founder of Maher Ashram in Pune, India which is one of the Peace & Justice Store’s vendors. Found out more about the story and impact behind...
The Peace & Justice Center will host an information session on Saturday, August 30th at 11:00am for students and community members that are interested in volunteer opportunities with us! (Please spread the word). We will discuss and answer questions about...
When heinous acts of racist violence happen elsewhere, many well-intended people use that as evidence that there isn’t racism in Vermont. The staff and board of the Peace & Justice Center disagree. There is more to discrimination than just the...
The Peace & Justice Center is seeking qualified candidates for the following internship opportunities: Cost of War:Focus on Drones, Development/Fundraising, Fair Trade, Peacework, and Programming. For more information please contact Armando at volunteer@pjcvt.org. Thank you!...