Events

Below is our Community Calendar with events hosted by the Peace & Justice Center along with other community groups, individuals, and our Allied Groups.

The Peace & Justice Center is not directly involved in all of these event. If you have questions about a non-PJC event, please reach out to the organization listed.

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Author Series: Reuben Jackson

Online Event VT

Scattered Clouds is a volume of lyrical, emotionally forthright meditations on love, loss, and longing. The volume contains the complete text of the author’s award-winning first collection, fingering the keys; his nationally lauded poem, “For Trayvon Martin”; and his suite of ruminations on a long-time and deeply missed friend, the late barbershop owner Amir Yasin, and his widow Khadijah Rollins. These poems, exploring Amir’s late-life romance with Kadijah, became a national internet sensation. Reuben Jackson is the Archivist with the University of The District of Columbia’s Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives. He is the author of two volumes of poetry-…

Free

Author Series: Beverly Little Thunder “One Bead at a Time”

Join the Peace & Justice Center, Thursday, April 21st from 6-7pm for a conversation with Beverly Little Thunder about her book One Bead at a Time! This book discusses Little Thunder's life of service to Indigenous and non-Indigenous women in vast areas of both the United States and Canada. Transcribed and edited by two-spirit Metis writer Sharron Proulx-Turner, Little Thunder's narrative is told verbatim, her melodious voice and keen sense of humor almost audible overtop of the text on the page. Don't miss this insightful conversation!

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Transplants Plant Sale and Block Party

Come by the Pride Center’s parking lot (corner of Maple and South Champlain, across from Advance Music) on May 7th from 11am – 3pm to pick up some new plants or cuttings to brighten your garden, yard, or indoor spaces! This year we are expanding the event to include workshops, community activities, food trucks, and live music. We are asking our communities to donate some plants, cuttings, or both so that there is stock to sell for the event! If you're interested in donating plants or have any questions please reach out to phoebe@pridecentervt.org. Click here to learn more.

Author Series: An Na and “The Fold”

Online Event VT

Join the Peace & Justice Center, Thursday, May 19th from 6-7pm for a conversation with An Na about her book "The Fold". Printz Award–winning author Na has created a surprisingly funny and thought-provoking look at notions of beauty, who sets the standards and how they affect us all. Following Joyce, a Korean teen dealing with societal pressures and beauty standards, this book is sure to spark heated discussions about the beauty myths readers confront in their own lives. Fill out my LGL Form!

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Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education

Online Event VT

Trauma-informed education and equity in education are often seen as two different initiatives. In reality, educational equity reduces the presence of trauma, and trauma-informed practice can help foster equity. In Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education, Alex Shevrin Venet explores the myriad connections and intersections between equity and trauma-informed education, and propose principles for educators who want to make this integrated approach the heart of their practice.

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Volunteer Orientation

Peace & Justice Center 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C, Burlington, Vermont

Interested in volunteering for the Peace & Justice Center? Come join our team! Volunteers will learn about the Peace & Justice Center current campaigns and projects within Vermont. We’ll talk about how you can use your skills and interests to help the PJC achieve its mission in the community. Masks Required. Fill out my LGL Form!

Free

Vermont Stands With Ukraine

Burlington City Hall 149 Church Street, Burlington, Vermont

Come join us for a unique opportunity for all Vermonters to help those suffering on the daily basis from the horrific war in Ukraine. You will hear from Ukrainian speakers, learn about Ukrainian culture and find out about various ways individuals can help: from donating to vetted organizations to signing up to help Ukrainian refugees in the US. • All day Fundraising to benefit Ukraine through participating businesses on and around Church Street• 11:00-6:00PM Silent Auction at information desks• 1:00PM Rally in front of the Burlington City Hall• 2:30PM March from the City Hall Steps to the top of the…

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