Upcoming PJC Events

The following events are hosted, organized, co-sponsored, or in collaboration with/by the Peace & Justice Center and are open to the public – we hope you can join us!

We charge a fee for many of our publicly hosted programs. No individual is turned away from any of our our programs due to a lack of funds. People under 25 are not expected to contribute financially. We ask those who are able to pay full price or more for our programs to do. This helps keep our programs financially accessible to all, regardless of income. Not sure if you should pay less, more, or nothing? View our Sliding Scale document to find an amount that feels appropriate to you.

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10th Annual Social Justice Award Celebration– POSTPONED

March 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT



Celebrate the work of Wendy Coe, co-founder of the PJC, and Vermont Coalition for Ethnic and Social Equity in Schools at the 10th annual Ed Everts Social Justice Award Celebration. Enjoy a chili dinner, cash bar, and silent auction!

Suggested donation $25. Tickets available for purchase online by clicking here (and also below) or in the store. For more info email [email protected].


Wendy Coe

Wendy is one of the founding members of the Peace & Justice Center (formerly known as the Burlington Peace Coalition). She has been with the organization for 41 years, and throughout all of them her devotion to the center and its mission never wavered. From being on the front lines of the civil disobedience at Vermont Yankee in 1979 to providing support to other activist groups around the state through PJC’s Allied Group program, Wendy has done it all, and done it with the goal of making the world a more peaceful place for all. She continues her work outside of the PJC as the Ward 2 Elections Clerk and the site leader of Burlington’s Tommy Thompson Community Garden.


Vermont Coalition for Ethnic and Social Equity in Schools

The Vermont Coalition for Ethnic and Social Equity in Schools (VCESES) is a statewide coalition led by a multicultural and multigenerational group including: people of color from various racial and ethnic groups; anti-poverty, disability rights advocates; and LGBTQIA advocates. The coalition includes elders, students, parents, educators, and organizations.

In late 2017/early 2018 the VCESES began its groundbreaking work of drafting the Ethnic Studies and Social Equity Working Group bill (H.794). The bill was introduced by Representatives Kiah Morris, Selene Colburn, and Kevin “Coach” Christie, and quickly gained momentum and popularity as a priority piece of legislation for individuals, educators, and families statewide. The bill narrowly missed passage in the 2017-2018 legislative session but passed the house and senate unanimously in 2019 and was signed into law in March 2019!


March 19, 2020
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT


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If you have questions about our programming, please contact Kina Thorpe, Educational Program Manager, at [email protected] or call (802) 863-2345 x9. If you would like to volunteer at any of the Peace & Justice Center’s events, please email v[email protected].