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January 2019

POC in VT Affinity Group

At this month’s meeting we’ll be joined by a local mental health professional of color to guide us in discussion. This program is led by people of color, for people of color. It is a monthly gathering is for POC to come together to share their experiences and explore their identities. Each month focuses on a different topic as determined by the group. You do not have had to attend previous meetings in order to come. FREE.

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January 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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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January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Varnum Memorial Library, 194 Main Street
Jeffersonville, VT 05464 United States
Free

Participatory Cesar Chavez Play

Celebrate MLK Day by learning and telling the story of Cesar Chavez, a leader who, like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., used the strategy of nonviolence in action to organize and build power with oppressed people. A simplified and fun play of Cesar Chavez will be shared by children who attend the full hour event. They will make signs, and/or perform the story. There are roles for kids with different skill sets and of different ages. This activity is part…

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January 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Echo, 1 College Street
Burlington, VT 05401 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.   Due to scheduling conflicts with co-organizing group, the study circle date is subject to change. Please follow our website for up-to-date information.

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January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
United Church of Bakersfield & Fairfield in Bakersfield., 54 E BAKERSFIELD RD
BAKERSFIELD, VT 05441 United States
Free

Fair Trade Labels

Explore the differences between Fair Trade Certifications, Fair Trade Membership Organizations, and Direct Trade to help us better understand the Fair Trade Movement. Stick around after the event to learn about volunteer opportunities at PJC. FREE

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January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

Privilege & Accountability for Aspiring Allies

Privilege & Accountability for Aspiring Allies

January 29, February 5, 12, & 19, 6:30-8:30pm This four part program is designed for participants to increase their skills in effectively building support with colleagues, neighbors, and other community members to address racial oppression. Participants will explore their own identities and practice take action in addressing microaggressions and interrupting oppression in real time. Space is limited! Sign-up online or call 863-2345 x6. This program is supported by Civil Rights Alliance through MOVE at St. Mike’s It is free for…

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January 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, VT United States

February 2019

Screening of “Howard Zinn: You Can’t be Neutral on a Moving Train”

This acclaimed film looks at the amazing life of the renowned historian, activist and author, Howard Zinn. Following his early days as a shipyard labor organizer and bombardier in World War II, Zinn became an academic rebel and leader of civil disobedience fighting against institutional racism and war. His influential writings shine light on and bring voice to factory workers, immigrant laborers, African Americans, Native Americans, and the working poor. Featuring rare archival materials and interviews with Zinn and colleagues…

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February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Savoy Theater, 26 Main st
Montpelier, VT 05602 United States
$5 – $20

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
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