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February 2019

Toxic Whiteness Discussion Group

This space is held specifically to process how white supremacy culture is toxic to white people. The hope is that by joining this space, white people will be better able to allow for the emotional needs of people of color to take priority in multi-racial spaces. FREE

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February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

POC in VT Affinity Group

This program is led by people of color, for people of color. It is a monthly gathering for POC to come together to share their experiences and explore their identities. This month’s meeting to be facilitated by Dr. Marissa Coleman, a licensed clinical psychologist. You do not have had to attend previous meetings in order to come. FREE.

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February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

Fair Trade 101: Global Trade & Racism

Saturday, February 23, PJC, 2-3:30 pm. This presentation touches on the history of global trade and how it has historically come at the expense of marginalizing native nations. The Fair Trade Movement came about as an alternative trading system to ensure that producers in the Global South are given access to the global market, but also provided with basic human rights. Stick around after the event to learn about volunteer opportunities at PJC. FREE.

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February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

Jeffersonville Racial Justice Study Circle

The Varnum Memorial Library along with the Waterville Union Church and the Second Congregational Church in Jeffersonville would like to invite all the folks in our Lamoille communities to our first Uprooting VT Racism workshop. This January, Saturday 19th at 6pm at the Varnum Memorial Library we invited our friends from the Peace & Justice Center to lead us in a workshop on seeing and disrupting racism in Vermont. The program is focused on learning to see and disrupt some…

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February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Varnum Memorial Library, 194 Main Street
Jeffersonville, VT 05464 United States
Free

Bakersfield Racial Justice Study Circle

Facilitators from the Peace & Justice Center will offer a brave space to explore what racism is, why it is often difficult for white communities (and individuals) to see it, and racial justice within the Barkersfield community. This program was developed for predominantly white audiences because efforts to end racism do not fall solely on those oppressed.  

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February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bakersfield School, 82 Academy Drive
Bakersfield, VT 05441 United States
Free

March 2019

Learning About Nonviolence: The Children’s March

Enjoy a One Pot Meal at the library followed by a program for the whole family, ideal for age 8 and older. Appropriate for people of all ages as long as they are with family and/or friends who can continue the conversation. Participants will watch and discuss excerpts from Mighty Times: The Children’s March, a film about the 1963 actions in Birmingham to learn about Kingian Nonviolence and the power of working together to take on big problems as a…

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March 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Richmond Free Library, 201 Bridge Street
Richmond, VT United States
Free

Talking with Kids About Racism

Wednesdays March 20, 27, and April 3, 6:30-8:30pm This discussion group is facilitated by Hal Colston and Marianne Hunkin. It is designed for all who are concerned about the impact of racism and/or white privilege on our children. Talking about rJoy ace and racism can be difficult — especially with children. But that does not mean we shouldn’t have these conversations. This three part discussion group addresses the impact of racism on our children. It is designed to help white…

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March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
50 Joy Drive, 50 Joy Drive
Burlington, VT 05401 United States

Fair Trade vs Free Trade

Saturday, March 23, PJC 2-3 pm. Basic information about globalization and how policies &  practices have paved the way for huge companies to profit at the expense of people and the planet. Shows how the Fair Trade movement & principles seek to, at a minimum, counterbalance these atrocities. Stick around after the event to learn about volunteer opportunities at PJC. FREE.

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March 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

Talking with Kids About Racism

Talking with Kids About Racism Wednesdays March 20, 27, and April 3, 6:30-8:30pm at Lund, 50 Joy Drive, South Burlington This discussion group is facilitated by Hal Colston and Marianne Hunkin. It is designed for all who are concerned about the impact of racism and/or white privilege on our children. Talking about race and racism can be difficult — especially with children. But that does not mean we shouldn’t have these conversations. This three part discussion group addresses the impact…

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March 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
50 Joy Drive, 50 Joy Drive
Burlington, VT 05401 United States

9th Annual Ed Everts Social Justice Activist Awards Celebration

Every year the PJC honors activists who are doing the hard work of making change in their communities. This award was inspired by the work of Ed Everts (1919-2013), who was a decades long supporter and member of the PJC. This year we are celebrating the work of Robing Lloyd and Loving Day Vermont. Enjoy a chili dinner, cash bar, silent auction, and dance party with DJ Craig Mitchell! Suggested donation $25. Reserve your tickets below or purchase in store.  For more info email…

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March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Echo, 1 College Street
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
$25
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