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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!...
Ever dreamed of a world with no conflict, no injustice, no cruelty, no discrimination? We do, and we dream of that world everyday. This is why the Peace & Justice Center was created, and why we dedicate our work, time...
Ever dreamed of a world with no conflict, no injustice, no cruelty, no discrimination? We do, and we dream of that world everyday. This is why the Peace & Justice Center was created, and why we dedicate our work, time...
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 afternoon of cultural acceptance and fun because on August 9th...
“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 “drone capital” of the world due to the UK’s 547...
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 nine nuclear-armed nations for their failure to negotiate for nuclear...
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 spine. Place another dowel horizontally across the first dowel above...
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 in Palestinian territories. Ms. Audette-Nikolic will speak about the region...
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 application was accepted, I was responsible for paying my travel...
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 sought after and respectable achievement. From 1996 to 2001 the...
The PJC Kids’ Club continues July 26th from 2-4pm with celebrating Africa! Bring the kids for an afternoon of cultural acceptance, exploration, and fun! Francine Serwili-Ngunga will be sharing about her Rwandan culture through dance, story telling, and yummy sambusa...
The PJC Kids’ Club continues July 26th from 2-4pm with celebrating Africa! Bring the kids for an afternoon of cultural acceptance, exploration, and fun! Francine Serwili-Ngunga will be sharing about her Rwandan culture through dance, story telling, and yummy sambusa...
BY Alissa Boochever, PJC Intern The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) continues to be secretly negotiated among certain members of the US Congress and 11 countries including Australia, Brunei, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru,Singapore,and Vietnam. A major agreement affecting a...
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 other species. While environmental catastrophes are rising, they are impacting...
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 other species. While environmental catastrophes are rising, they are impacting...
BY Samantha Grise, PJC Intern O n June 7, 2014, something truly beautiful occurred. I was moved and excited by the birth of a new celebration for Vermonters to revel in. I joined with members of our community as Vermont...
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...
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 of education and discussion centered on drones as a political...
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 an idea. Everyday in the U.S., individuals of minority groups...
By Andréa Martin, PJC Intern Part of why I am so proud to call myself a Vermonter is because my state has always been a progressive leader. In July of 1777, we became the first colony to outlaw slavery. But...
The fourth of July has always been a staple summer time holiday for me. Growing up, the fourth meant going out on the boat, seeing family and friends, my mom’s brownies, sparklers in the driveway, and patriotic attire from Old...
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 Green Mountain Veterans for Peace, The Peace & Justice Center,...
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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....
Join the Howard Center in support of positive change for its workers. For the Facebook page: click here...
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 GLOVER, JULIAN ASSANGE, DAN RATHER, AMY GOODMAN, DAVID SIMON, NORMON...
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 GLOVER, JULIAN ASSANGE, DAN RATHER, AMY GOODMAN, DAVID SIMON, NORMON...
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 beyond the horrific abuses of a broken power structure toward...
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 in Burlington to drive the 5 hours to upstate New...
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 in Burlington to drive the 5 hours to upstate New...
Come out and enjoy the first annual Vermont Loving Day. Saturday, June 7, 2014. Event Hosted by Loving Day Vermont              ...
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 so we were only out from 11am-2pm.  A huge thank...
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 of Mississippi.” Spies of Mississippi is a journey into the...
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 of Mississippi.” Spies of Mississippi is a journey into the...
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, Drone Surveillance and Global Militarization. This campaign is designed to...
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 skills to make peace with people you love and people...
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 the Peace & Justice Center is hosting a day of...
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 the Peace & Justice Center is hosting a day of...
Please join the Peace & Justice Center in solidarity with the Chittenden County Transportation Association’s organized bus drivers. Please contribute to the Strike fund to help pay for literature, signs and a hardship fund.  Click here to contribute and please...
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 who want to end the use of drones. Afghans traditionally...
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 realize now – two months from my college graduation –...
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...
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...
“Strength of the Storm” tells the moving story of the residents of Weston park, a mobile home park in rural Vermont,  that are brought together to fight against issues of economic discrimination after losing their homes to Hurricane Irene. The...
“Strength of the Storm” tells the moving story of the residents of Weston park, a mobile home park in rural Vermont,  that are brought together to fight against issues of economic discrimination after losing their homes to Hurricane Irene. The...
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 nonviolence. Dr John Reuwer facilitated these three workshops on Peace...
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” Co-sponsored by North End Studios, Peace & Justice Center, and...
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” Co-sponsored by North End Studios, Peace & Justice Center, and...
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. Currently drones are being used by the Obama Administration to...
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 has prolonged and exacerbated the atrocities. In 2009 a military...
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 of the Air Force and release non-classified publicly-owned information in...
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. Are we ready? You’ve probably heard about it:  The Trans...
While news outlets are obsessed with reporting on the National Security Administration’s tactics, and Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning continue to be the subject of countless news articles, a suspiciously secretive trade agreement is being negotiated that critics are calling...
I had the great pleasure of witnessing a pivotal moment in my children’s lives at the National Zoo in Washington DC last February. We had traveled down for my partner Jules’s work and timed it so we could go to...
Over the years, I have been a part of many different activist communities and fought for social justice in various ways throughout my professional and personal life. I was raised by an activist woman who took me and my siblings...
A couple years ago I was in a hotel room in Boston, buying myself some time, flipping through television channels before attending a dinner later that evening. I ended up settling on an episode of NOVA, the popular science television...
“What is our role in shaping a just peace for Palestine and Israel, the Middle East, and the world at large?” On Sunday, January 5 at 11:30am, Earlham College senior, Basil Farraj and junior, Alex Cook will respond to this...
By Judith Yarnall, PJC Board member Nelson Mandela’s life ended last week, but his power to inspire others, as a leader who never wavered in his dedication to racial justice and to the liberation of the oppressed, survives. He also...
Watch this short video of a group of PJC staff, interns and volunteers performing on Church Street to encourage people to learn more about Guantanamo Bay and the human rights abuses that continue to happen there. If you are interested...
A big thanks to Champlain College Student Sam Rogers for creating this!...
A big thanks to Champlain College Student Sam Rogers for creating this!...
First, I want to thank the Peace & Justice Center for asking me to speak tonight. This is like a memorial service for those who died in the atomic bombings and have died or harmed since from radiation and collateral...
Click here to officially register. This event is FREE and open to the public. It is being sponsored by the Peace & Justice Center’s members as well as a grant from Haymarket People’s Fund. For more information contact Rachel: 802-863-2345...
Alta Gracia Event Poster The Peace & Justice Center is teaming up with UVM’s Fashion Club and VSTEP for an exciting event on Wednesday, October 30th. Workers from Alta Gracia Apparel, based in the Dominican Republic, will be coming to...
Frederick Douglass once wrote: “Slavery cannot stand. Its character is like that of Lord Granby: ‘it can only pass without censure as it passes without observation.'” The same can be said about racism itself, especially today—We can’t talk about the...
What’s the point of enlisting nowadays? Everyone has a reason for joining the army whether it be following one’s family’s footsteps, lacking guidance, having a sense of purpose to protect their nation and those they love, etc. As I see...
Friday, November 1st from 6pm-9pm at the Peace & Justice Center (60 Lake Street, Burlington) and Saturday, November 2nd from 10am to 5:30pm at Fletcher Free Library (235 College St,  Burlington): This two day interactive racial justice training based on...
  Tuesday, October 29th, 6-8pm: Recruiting for Peace Training at the Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake St., Burlington. The Peace & Justice Center is hosting a training for community members who want to work towards the cultivation of peace...
Sunday, October 27th at 5pm: “Where Soldiers Come From” a film screening at Merrill’s Roxy Theater in Burlington. Part of our Cost of War Speaker and Film Series this film follows the four-year journey of childhood friends, forever changed by...
Sunday, October 27th at 5pm: “Where Soldiers Come From” a film screening at Merrill’s Roxy Theater in Burlington. Part of our Cost of War Speaker and Film Series this film follows the four-year journey of childhood friends, forever changed by...
  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...
  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...
With so many Fair Trade labels out there, it can be hard to know what to buy. This guide should clear up the confusion! FLO/Fairtrade International: While the term “Fair Trade” refers to all products certified through a set of...
CALL YOUR CONGRESSMEN, SIGN A PETITION AND JOIN THIS LAST MINUTE RALLY ON THURSDAY AT LUNCH!!!Tomorrow at NOON there will be a rally against an attack on Syria in front of Senator Leahy’s office on Main St. (corner of S....
  WHEN:  Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 at 7:00 pm WHERE:  Merrill’s Roxy Cinema WHAT:  A screening of the film Dirty Wars, which follows investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill, author of the international bestseller Blackwater, into the heart of America’s covert wars, from...
WHEN:  September 6th-8th WHERE: The Volunteers for Peace Office, 7 Kilburn St, suite 316, Burlington — during the South End Art Hop! WHAT: The PJC paired with local Burlington artists and activists to create The Reference for Radicals art show!...
  WHEN:  August 22nd, 2013 WHERE:  Main Street Landing Film House, 60 Lake St, Burlington, VT 05401 WHAT:  A book signing & film viewing.   This event will be a fun evening held in conjunction with our friends at the Burlington...
Ebony Nyoni from Vermont Change Committee is leading the efforts to bring a bus from Burlington to D.C. for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. The Peace & Justice Center is extremely excited to support this effort as...
C.O.R.N. (Conversation on Race Now) Invites you to join us for a conversation on race with the support of the Peace & Justice Center and the Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center. The event will begin with a viewing the President’s...
C.O.R.N. (Conversation on Race Now) Invites you to join us for a conversation on race with the support of the Peace & Justice Center and the Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center. The event will begin with a viewing the President’s...
The Peace & Justice Center is committed to the promotion of nonviolent resolutions to conflict through awareness, education, and outreach.  We are shocked and saddened by the case and subsequent verdict concerning the late Trayvon  Martin, which condone our culture...