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April 2019

Seeing & Disrupting Racism

Seeing and Disrupting Racism: A Workshop: Tuesday, April 9, 7-9pm ($25 per person, $15 for PJC members) This program was developed for predominantly white audiences because efforts to end racism does not fall solely on those oppressed. In it the group will explore what racism is and why it is often difficult for white communities (and individuals) to see it. It will include going through the concept of white fragility and specific ways to disrupt racism.  This event is being…

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April 9 @ 7:00 pm - May 7 @ 9:00 pm
Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street
Montpelier, VT 05602 United States
Fees Vary

Toxic Whiteness Discussion Group

This space is held specifically to process how white supremacy culture is toxic to white people. The hope is that this work help white people engage in collective liberation, rather then white savior behavior. FREE.

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April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

Banana Land Documentary Screening

Wednesday, April 17, Jost Foundation Room (422), UVM Davis Center, 7-9 pm. Join us for a free screening of Banana Land, a documentary exposing the truths of the banana industry in Latin America. Bananas have been promoted as wholesome and healthy, but behind the smiling Miss Chiquita propaganda lies a past and present system of terrorism, worker exploitation, biological disasters, and environmental damage. After learning about the oppressive banana industry, we will discuss new perspectives and action steps. Let’s question…

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April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dudley H. Davis Center, 590 Main St
Burlington, VT 05401 United States

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. You do not have had to attend previous meetings in order to come. FREE.

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April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

“Reflections from Montgomery” in Grand Isle

  A group of fifteen people from the Peace & Justice Center took a trip to Montgomery, Alabama to visit the Memorial for Peace & Justice and the Equal Justice Initiative: From Slavery to Mass Incarnation. Through this presentation they will be sharing what they learned, the impact that this trip has had on their work, and why visiting sites like these that hold our country accountable for its history of racial terror, is so important.

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April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Grand Isle Elementary School, 224 US-2, Grand Isle, VT 05458
Grand Isle, VT 05458 United States
Free

Banana Industry Presentation

Saturday, April 27, 2-3 pm, PJC. Learn about the oppressive banana industry. This talk is designed to educate, brainstorm solutions and create tangible action steps that fit each participant. Stick around after the event to learn about volunteer opportunities at PJC. FREE

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April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States

May 2019

“Reflections from Montgomery” at PJC

  A group of fifteen people from the Peace & Justice Center took a trip to Montgomery, Alabama to visit the Memorial for Peace & Justice and the Equal Justice Initiative: From Slavery to Mass Incarnation. Through this presentation they will be sharing what they learned, the impact that this trip has had on their work, and why visiting sites like these that hold our country accountable for its history of racial terror, is so important.

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May 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

Learning Nonviolence: Activism 101

Learn aspects of Kingian Nonviolence, build knowledge of successful nonviolent campaigns, explore how our own identities impact this activism, and engage in role play. Designed to help unlock ways to work towards social justice and peace without perpetuating cycles of violence.

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May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Richmond Free Library, 201 Bridge Street
Richmond, VT United States
Free

World Fair Trade Day

Burlington’s World Fair Trade Day is a community celebration of the Fair Trade Movement. This event features ethically sourced goods from small producers in the Global South, a Fair Trade Education Station with interactive games with fabulous prizes, and a Photo Booth that’s absolutely bananas! At the Burlington Farmers Market Dealer.com on Pine Street.

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May 11 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

George Lakey: How We Win

In this participatory workshop led by social movement veteran George Lakey, participants will explore how to use direct action campaigns strategically, including: choosing the right target designing a creative campaign avoiding burnout within your group 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…

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May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Society, 152 Pearl St
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
$10 – $75
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