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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George Lakey: How We Win

May 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

$10 – $75
In this participatory workshop led by social movement veteran George Lakey, participants will explore how to use direct action campaigns strategically, including:
  1. choosing the right target
  2. designing a creative campaign
  3. avoiding burnout within your group
  4. building a movement of movements to achieve real progressive victories.
Workshop participants who have read How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning will get the most out of the workshop, but it is by no means a prerequisite. Copies of the book will be available for sale at the Peace & Justice Store starting on April 29 and can also be ordered here.

Admission is on a sliding scale $10-$75 for the general public. Free for PJC members. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Click here for information on membershipsAdvance registration is required. Register online here or below.

About George Lakey and How We Win
George Lakey, author of How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning, has led over 1500 workshops on five continents. He was first arrested in the civil rights movement and was a trainer for 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer. In 2018 he was arrested campaigning for Power Local Green Jobs. In between he gave leadership to campaigns on neighborhood, city-wide, state, national, and international levels, including cross-race, cross-class coalitions and the LGBTQ movement. He co-led strategy workshops with César Chavez. He’s worked with labor unions, Mohawks, high school students, environmentalists, and the Puerto Rican independence movement. He also taught conflict studies at colleges and universities, most recently Swarthmore College, and authored ten books on how to bring about change.


May 11, 2019
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
$10 – $75


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First Unitarian Universalist Society
152 Pearl St
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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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].