Upcoming PJC Events

The following events are hosted, organized, co-sponsored, or put on in partnership with/by the Peace & Justice Center and are open to the public – we hope you can make them!

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 so. This helps keep our programs financially accessible to all, regardless of income. Not sure if you should pay less, nothing, or more? View our Sliding Scale document to choose an amount that feel appropriate to you.

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POC in VT Affinity Group

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

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.

Free

“Reflections from Montgomery” in Grand Isle

Grand Isle Elementary School 224 US-2, Grand Isle, VT 05458, 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...

Free

Banana Industry Presentation

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

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

“Reflections from Montgomery” at PJC

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

  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...

Free

Learning Nonviolence: Activism 101

Richmond Free Library 201 Bridge Street, Richmond

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.

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.

Free

George Lakey: How We Win

First Unitarian Universalist Society 152 Pearl St, Burlington

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...

$10 – $75

POSTPONED “Reflections from Montgomery” in Montpelier

Kellogg-Hubbard Library 135 Main Street, Montpelier

POSTPONED. CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES. 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...

Free

Toxic Whiteness Discussion Group

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

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.

Free

A People’s History book discussion

Sterling College 16 Sterling Dr, Craftsbury Common

This is part of a book discussion series hosted by the Peace & Justice Center. As Vermonters, it is crucial that we each understand and acknowledge the generational harm that systemic racism causes on the lived experiences of people of color in this state. When a moral society shuns overt acts of racism and bigotry,...

$50

POC in VT Affinity Group

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

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.

Free

Rutland Social Justice Symposium and Block Party

Rutland High School 22 Stratton Road, Rutland

Keynote speaker Kiah Morris!   Are you looking for a way to get involved in social justice work but unsure of where to start? Come learn about groups working in VT that need more people power! The day will end with a Rutland-style block party from 4-5pm!   Suggested donation $15; free under 25. No...

The Way Home: The Way Women Talk About Race in America

Montpelier Senior Activity Center 58 Barre Street, Montpelier

Over the course of eight months, sixty-four women representing a cross-section of cultures (Indigenous, African-American, Arab/Middle Eastern, Asian, European-American, Jewish, Latina, and Multiracial) came together to share their experience of racism in America. With uncommon courage, the women speak their hearts and minds about resistance, love, assimilation, standards of beauty, power, school experiences, and more....

“Wisconsin Rising” Screening

Back in 2011, long before the Vermont GOP invited the former Gov. of Wisconsin Scott Walker to our state as a celebrated guest and before his 2018 defeat for a third term of Governor, Scott Walker was notorious as the third governor in American history to face a recall election due to his efforts to...

Free

What Pete Taught Woody

North End Studios 294 North Winooski Ave Suite111, Burlington

An intimate portrait of the friendship and working relationship between Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie. 2019 marks the centennial of Pete Seeger’s birth! To honor Seeger’s 100th birthday, Nora Guthrie (Woody Guthrie’s daughter) has created this special multimedia presentation featuring rare and intimate interviews with Seeger, as he recalls his working relationship with Guthrie. The...

$15

Cocoa Campaign Presentation

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

This presentation focuses on the issue of child slavery and human trafficking in the cocoa industry. It is designed to educate, brainstorm solutions and create tangible action steps that fit within the comfort zone of each participant. For more information contact Amy Crosswhite at [email protected] or 802-863-2345 x3. People are encouraged to stick around after...

Frederick Douglass Reading

Join us in reading Frederick Douglass’ most famous speech, originally delivered on July 5, 1852. Declining to speak on the 4th of July, Douglass instead castigated the United States for decades of slavery and injustice. Come and add your voice to this statewide public reading sponsored by Vermont Humanities Council.  -- In 1852, Frederick Douglass,...

The Hate U Give book discussion

St Albans Recreation Department 39 Barlow St, St Albans City

This is part of a book discussion series hosted by the Peace & Justice Center. As Vermonters, it is crucial that we each understand and acknowledge the generational harm that systemic racism causes on the lived experiences of people of color in this state. When a moral society shuns overt acts of racism and bigotry,...

$50

Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation book discussion

Description:This is part of a book discussion series hosted by the Peace & Justice Center. As Vermonters, it is crucial that we each understand and acknowledge the generational harm that systemic racism causes on the lived experiences of people of color in this state. When a moral society shuns overt acts of racism and bigotry,...

Youth Activist Summit 2019

Barre Civic Center 20 Auditorium Hill, Barre

A daylong, youth-led event supported by the Peace & Justice Center on youth activism! Whether you are already a part of social justice work or if you want to learn more about how to get involved, please come for a day of bonding, education, and more. Those in middle school, high school and beyond are...

CANCELED! Seeing and Disrupting Racism

Montpelier Senior Activity Center 58 Barre Street, Montpelier

Seeing and Disrupting Racism: A Workshop: Sunday, June 16, 3-5pm ($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...

POC in VT Affinity Group

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

DATE CHANGED TO JUNE 18 Led by people of color, for POC. A monthly gathering for POC to share their experiences. You do not have had to previously to join.

Free

Toxic Whiteness Discussion Group

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

This space is held specifically for white folks to process how white supremacy culture is toxic to white communities and people.

Free

Fair Trade 101: Global Trade and Racism

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

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....

Free

Frederick Douglass Reading

Burlington City Hall 149 Church St., Burlington

Join us to read Frederick Douglass’ most famous speech, originally delivered on July 5, 1852. Declining to speak on the 4th of July, Douglass instead castigated the United States for decades of slavery and injustice. Come and add your voice to this statewide public reading sponsored the Vermont Humanities Council, Brown n' Out, and Black...

Free

Fair Trade 101 : Global Trade and Racism

Wednesday, July 10, Fair Trade 101: Global Trade & Racism at Plainfield Co-Op, 53 Main St, Plainfield. 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...

Toxic Whiteness Discussion Group

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

Tuesday, July 9, 12–1pm, PJC. 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....

Fair Trade 101: Global Trade & Racism

Plainfield Co-op 53 Main St, Plainfield

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....

“Black is the Body” book discussion

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

LIMITED SPACE LEFT This is part of a book discussion series hosted by the Peace & Justice Center. As Vermonters, it is crucial that we each understand and acknowledge the generational harm that systemic racism causes on the lived experiences of people of color in this state. When a moral society shuns overt acts of...

$50

Jeffersonville Farmers Market

149 Old Main St

Stop by our table to learn more about the Peace & Justice Center's programs and volunteer opportunities!

Fair Trade Labels Talk

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

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!

Free

Never Again Means #ShutDownICE in Vermont

Protest on Sunday, July 28, 2:30-5:00 in Williston! See details below. Children are being separated from their families at the border and imprisoned in concentration camps. ICE raids are increasing in frequency and severity, instilling fear and terror into immigrant communities. People are dying at the border as they flee for their safety. Valued members...

Richmond Farmer’s Market

Richmond Farmers Market 300 Bridge St, Richmond

Friday, August 2, 3-7pm Visit us at the Richmond Farmers Market. Learn about the Fair Trade Movement through interactive games and activities. We will share resources and provide tangible actions steps to create meaningful change.

Burlington 2030 SDG Games

First Congregational Church 38 South Winooski Ave, Burlington

Help create a more sustainable future!    The United Nations has identified 17 priority goals for improving the sustainability of human society by 2030. Join us in finding out what it will take to achieve these goals. Meet others interested in creating a sustainable world. Learn about local organizations working to build that world. Find...

$25

Burlington 2030 SDG Games

Help create a more sustainable future!    The United Nations has identified 17 priority goals for improving the sustainability of human society by 2030. Join us in finding out what it will take to achieve these goals. Meet others interested in creating a sustainable world. Learn about local organizations working to build that world. Find...

$25

Songs for Hope

Burlington Waterfront Park 20 Lake Street, Burlington

Thursday, August 8, 7pm. Songs for Hope: vigil to remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in Burlington. Gather for a vigil in honor of the 74th anniversary of the US dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Join us in singing folk songs and lighting candle boats at Burlington's waterfront. FREE

Free

Jay Summer Fest

Downtown Jay

Come visit our table at the annual Jay Summer Fest, where we will be vending fair trade goods from the Peace & Justice Store!

Free

Toxic Whiteness Discussion Group

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

Tuesday, August 13, 12-1pm, Toxic Whiteness Discussion Group, PJC. 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

“Undeterred” Screening

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

Thursday, August 15, 6pm "Undeterred" screening, at the PJC. Undeterred is a documentary about community resistance in the rural border town of Arivaca, Arizona. Since NAFTA, 9/11 and the Obama and Trump administrations border residents have been on the front-lines of the humanitarian crisis caused by increased border enforcement build up. Undeterred is an intimate and...

$10

Black Beauty

Center for Whole Communities 209 Battery Street, Burlington

Facilitated by Mercedes Mack and Zymora Davinchi. This program hopes to help those of the African diaspora understand the history of black beauty, and how these beauty standards have evolved over time in the hands of colonization, slavery, and Jim Crow. More importantly, it aims to encourage them to embrace their beauty and be proud...

Free

Free Trade vs Fair Trade

Saturday, August 24, 2-3pm Free Trade vs. Fair Trade Presentation, PJC. Learn about globalization and how policies & practices have paved the way for huge companies to profit at the expense of people and the planet. Discover how the Fair Trade movement & principles seek to, at a minimum, counterbalance these atrocities.

Free

Toxic Whiteness Discussion Group

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

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

The Way Home: Women Talk About Race in America- Film Screening

Marquis Theatre & Cafe 5 Main St, Middlebury

Over the course of eight months, sixty-four women representing a cross-section of cultures (Indigenous, African-American, Arab/Middle Eastern, Asian, European-American, Jewish, Latina, and Multiracial) came together to share their experience of racism in America. With uncommon courage, the women speak their hearts and minds about resistance, love, assimilation, standards of beauty, power, school experiences, and more....

The Way Home: Women Talk About Race in America- Film Screening

Marquis Theatre & Cafe 5 Main St, Middlebury

Over the course of eight months, sixty-four women representing a cross-section of cultures (Indigenous, African-American, Arab/Middle Eastern, Asian, European-American, Jewish, Latina, and Multiracial) came together to share their experience of racism in America. With uncommon courage, the women speak their hearts and minds about resistance, love, assimilation, standards of beauty, power, school experiences, and more....

Fair Trade 101: Global Trade and Racism

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

This presentation touches on the history of global trade and how it has historically comes 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....

Free

Talking With Kids About Racism

Saint Michael's College, Cheray Science Hall 1 Winooski Park, Colchester

Tuesdays, September 17, 24, and October 1 This three-part program 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...

$60 – $75

Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness

Castleton University Castleton

Lt. Governor's Monthly Movie Series Screens "Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness" in Jeffords Hall Auditorium. Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness, is a documentary about a tent city under a bridge in Indianapolis and the criminalization of homelessness in the United States. The movie follows Maurice as he tries to help his...

Free

Rapid Response Training

Outright Vermont 241 N Winooski Ave, Burlington

As Trump's threats against immigrant communities escalate and widespread outrage across the county grows, now is the time to join in solidarity with our immigrant neighbors! Farmworkers in Vermont continue to organize and fight for human rights despite the threat of immigration arrests and check points. Please join us for a Rapid Response Training to...

Free

Undeterred Film Screening

Starksboro Public Library 2827 VT-116, Starksboro

Undeterred is a documentary about community resistance in the rural border town of Arivaca, Arizona. Since NAFTA, 9/11 and the Obama and Trump administrations border residents have been on the front-lines of the humanitarian crisis caused by increased border enforcement build up. Undeterred is an intimate and unique portrait of how residents in a small...

Seeing & Disrupting Racism in Morrisville

Lamoille County Civic Center 24 Main St, Morrisville

Addressing racism should not be the responsibility of those who experience it. In this workshop, developed for predominantly white audiences, you'll learn about the concept of white fragility, how it perpetuates racism, and specific ways to disrupt that cycle.   Advanced registration suggested. Register here. For more information, contact: [email protected] or 802-863-2345 x9Fill out my...

Free

Immigration Teach-In

University of Vermont Burlington

Learn about the the US' role in Latin American migration, the history of ICE in the US, and how ICE became what it is today. We will also be giving information about the Anti-ICE Data Center protest happening on October 20 in Williston. Light snacks served. In the Lafayette 207, UVM

Free

Prospective Facilitator Gathering

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

Join us to learn about becoming a facilitator of our educational programs. The evening will include an overview of the programs we offer, explanation of our educational philosophies, and time for you to share your experiences and interest. Next steps include participation in a workshop and then becoming a paid facilitator. Programs include the following...

Free

Community Voices for Immigrant Rights

Rights and Democracy 241 N Winooski Ave, Burlington

This will be our 8th open-community working meeting with opportunities for new and seasoned organizers alike to get involved. The primary purpose of this meeting will be to organize for the protest on 10/20. No matter your skill-set, introvert or extrovert, there is something for you to contribute and make a difference! Lots more info...

Free

POC in VT Affinity Group

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

This program is 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. Light snacks provided. Facilitated by Kina Thorpe and Chuck Brewer. This is a...

Free

Building Empathy & Addressing Racial Oppression

Sterling College 16 Sterling Dr, Craftsbury Common

Wednesdays October 16, 23, 30 from 6:30-8:30pm   This program strives to give participants the opportunity to build skills and knowledge to engage in conversations about oppression. Participants are expected to attend all three parts of this workshop. The first session will focus on the concept of white fragility, the struggle for dominant communities to...

Free – $75

Cocoa Campaign Presentation

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

This presentation focuses on the issue of child slavery and human trafficking in the cocoa industry. It is designed to educate, brainstorm solutions and create tangible action steps that fit each participant. Stick around after the presentation for our New Volunteer Orientation to learn more about how to get involved with our work.

Free

ICE Protest: Close the Camps/End Deportation

Signup here to co-sponsor Route & Logistic details TBA. From the day he took office, Donald Trump escalated a failed and cruel immigration policy into an all-out war against immigrants, banning Muslims, slamming the door on refugees, tearing children from their parents’ arms. Each new affront has been met with outrage and protest, but even...

Free

Toxic Whiteness Discussion Group

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

This space is held for white people to specifically process how white supremacy culture is toxic to them. 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

Free

PJC Community/Annual Meeting

Old North End Community Center 20 Allen St, Burlington

Followed by a reception with snacks. See Facebook event for more information and to RSVP (it will help us plan the food accordingly). We are excited to announce that we are holding a Community Meeting. This event will include our Annual Meeting but we hope to attract a broad audience beyond our membership. We will discuss...

Free

POC in VT Affinity Group

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

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. The topic of this month's discussion has yet to be determined. If...

Free

Seeing & Disrupting Racism: A Focus on White Fragility

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

Addressing racism should not be the responsibility of those who experience it. In this workshop, developed for predominantly white audiences, you'll learn about the concept of white fragility, how it perpetuates racism, and specific ways to disrupt that cycle. For more information, contact: [email protected] or 802-863-2345 x9

Free

Toxic Whiteness Discussion Group

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

This space is held for white people to specifically process how white supremacy culture is toxic to them. 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

Fiber Fair Friday

Heritage Winooski Mill Museum 20 Winooski Falls Way Suite 302, Winooski

Mark your calendars! The Heritage Winooski Mill Museum is excited to announce our next event! Fiber Fair Friday will feature a variety of handmade goods made by artisans working in fiber arts. With the holidays quickly approaching, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to pick up some unique and locally made gifts for your...

Free

Toxic Whiteness Discussion Group

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

This space is held for white people to process how white supremacy culture is toxic to them. 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

Talking With Kids About Racism

The Schoolhouse Learning Center 8 Catkin Dr, South Burlington

Wednesdays January 15, 22, and 29 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 program is for all who are concerned about the impact of racism and/or white privilege on our children. Learn tools to discuss these issues with...

Fees Vary

Fair Trade Labels Presentation

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

Explore the differences between Fair Trade Certifications, Membership Organizations, and Direct Trade to better understand the Fair Trade Movement. Stay after to learn about volunteering at the PJC.

Free

POC Affinity Group

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

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

Iran Teach In

Fletcher Free Library 235 College St, Burlington

Join us to learn about current events and the history of Iran. Hear the perspective and poetry of Iranian-Americans and Iranians living in the US. Tea and snacks provided.

Free

Toxic Whiteness Discussion Group

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

This space is held for white people to specifically process how white supremacy culture is harmful to them. 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

Chocolate & Modern Slavery

Morrisville Co-op 46 Pleasant Street, Morrisville

For millions of people, chocolate production means social upheaval, violence, and human trafficking. Learn how child and adult laborers work long, grueling days with little to no pay while facing water and food insecurity, exposure to chemicals, and unsafe living and working conditions. Brainstorm ways that you can help support ethical sourcing.

Free

Black Beauty

Join other people of African descent in discussing the history of black beauty; how beauty standards have evolved over time, the impact of colorism and texturism, and be in community with each other as you embrace your beauty and be proud of your roots. This event is free. Snacks provided. This program was designed by...

Free

Free Trade vs Fair Trade

Learn 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.

Free

POC 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

No Más Polimigra Teach-In @ St. Michael’s College

Saint Michael's College, Cheray Science Hall 1 Winooski Park, Colchester

Join activists fighting for the rights of your immigrant neighbors in learning about the No Mas Polimigra Campaign. This campaign, started by Migrant Justice, is working to close loopholes in the statewide Fair and Impartial Policing Policy that allow for collaboration between local police and federal immigration officials. Winooski passed this policy in 2018, so...

Free

Toxic Whiteness Discussion Group

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

This space is held for white people to specifically process how white supremacy culture is toxic to them. 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

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Migrant Justice Milk with Dignity Tour!

This event is postponed until further notice. Farmworkers from Vermont are hitting the road this March to spread the word about Milk with Dignity! Since Ben & Jerrys' became the first company to sign onto the Milk with Dignity Program in 2017, farmworkers have seen groundbreaking improvements in human rights issues on dairy farms across...

Free

10th Annual Social Justice Award Celebration– POSTPONED

ECHO Center 1 College Street, Burlington

POSTPONED-- NEW DATE COMING SOON Celebrate the work of Wendy Coe, co-founder of the PJC, and Vermont Coalition for Ethnic and Social Equity in Schools at the 10th annual Ed Everts Social Justice Award Celebration. Enjoy a chili dinner, cash bar, and silent auction! Suggested donation $25. Tickets available for purchase online by clicking here...

$25

POSTPONED- Prospective Facilitator Gathering

THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED. CHECK BACK FOR NEW DATE. Join us to learn about becoming a facilitator of our educational programs. The evening will include an overview of the programs we offer, explanation of our educational philosophies, and time for you to share your experiences and interest. Next steps include participation in a workshop and...

Free

Fair Trade 101: Global Trade and Racism

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....

Free

Honk Protest to Free ICE Detainees from Vermont and Everywhere

Join Vermont’s first Honk Protest at the ICE Data Center in Williston to protest the inhuman and unnecessary detention of immigrants including those arrested in VT and detained at the Stafford County House of Corrections in Manchester, New Hampshire. This protest is a non-arrest/non-civil disobedience protest. We ask everyone to help ensure the safety of...

Free

Banana Industry Presentation

This industry has been dominated by three major corporations, who have maximized their profits by exploiting banana workers and the environment. Learn how Fair Trade is as an alternative to our current conventional trade systems. We'll be giving this presentation over Zoom video chat. Click here to register. For more information, contact: [email protected] or 802-863-2345...

Free

POC Affinity Group

Online

This program is led by people of color, for people of color. Join us for a calm quarantine with other people of color. Share your experiences of COVID-19 and how you've been coping with it. Learn breathing and relaxation techniques. FREE Registration required. Once you register you will receive the link for the Zoom call....

Free

Chocolate & Modern Slavery

Online

This talk focuses on the issues of child slavery and human trafficking in the cocoa industry.  It is designed to educate, brainstorm solutions and create tangible action steps that fit each participant.   Register below to receive Zoom call information.     For more information, contact: [email protected] or 802-863-2345 x3. Fill out my LGL form!

Free

Chocolate & Modern Slavery

Online

This talk focuses on the issues of child slavery and human trafficking in the cocoa industry.  It is designed to educate, brainstorm solutions and create tangible action steps that fit each participant.   For more information, contact: [email protected] or 802-863-2345 x3. Register below to receive Zoom call information. Fill out my LGL form!

Free

Panel and Organizing Meeting for Racial Justice in Vermont

Join us for a this event moderated by Jayna Ahsaf featuring UVM student activist Harmony Edosomwan. Panelists include representatives from organizations and groups that are doing racial justice work in Vermont. Each panelist will give an overview of what their group does and how YOU can get involved. There will be time for discussion and...

Fair Trade 101: Global Trade and Racism

Online

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....

Free

Toxic Whiteness Discussion Group

Online

EVENT REGISTRATION IS FULL -- We are scheduling additional sessions so be on the lookout for those. This space is held specifically for white people to help process how white supremacy culture is toxic to them. Having a separate space to experience the pain of racism will help white people allow for the emotional needs...

Free

Toxic Whiteness Discussion Group

Online

EVENT REGISTRATION IS FULL — We are scheduling additional sessions so be on the lookout for those. This space is held specifically for white people to help process how white supremacy culture is toxic to them. Having a separate space to experience the pain of racism will help white people allow for the emotional needs...

Free

POC Affinity Group

Online

Recent events have caused a massive uprising against police brutality and support of the Black Lives Matter movement in a way we haven't seen before. Real change is happening, but it isn't without struggle. This month's POC (People of Color) Affinity Group will focus on these events, the impact they're having, and how we can...

Free

Fair Trade 101: Global Trade and Racism

Online

An educational program and discussion about global trade systems and what we can do to break the cycles of abuse we as consumers inflict on small producers around the globe.We will explore the history of global trade and how it has historically come at the expense of marginalizing native nations. We will also discuss The...

Free

Seeing & Disrupting Racism: A Focus on White Fragility

Online

EVENT REGISTRATION IS FULL — This introductory-level workshop defines racism and white fragility, explores how white fragility perpetuates racism, and gives ways to disrupt that cycle. This workshop was developed for predominantly white audiences, but all are welcome. Space is limited, registration is required (register below). Suggested donation $10, no one turned away for lack...

Seeing & Disrupting Racism: A Focus on White Fragility

Online

EVENT REGISTRATION IS FULL —This introductory-level workshop defines racism and white fragility, explores how white fragility perpetuates racism, and gives ways to disrupt that cycle. This workshop was developed for predominantly white audiences, but all are welcome. Space is limited, registration is required (register below). Suggested donation $10, no one turned away for lack of...

White Fragility Four-Part Book Discussion

Online

EVENT REGISTRATION IS FULL   Wednesday July 1, 8, 15 and Thursday July 23, 6:30-8pm, ONLINE.   Join Peace & Justice Center, Showing Up For Racial Justice, and the Charlotte Library for a four-part discussion on the book White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo. DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it...

Free

Fair Trade Labels Presentation

Online

Explore the differences between Fair Trade Certifications, Fair Trade Membership Organizations, and Direct Trade to help us better understand the Fair Trade Movement. Register below to receive the Zoom call information! For more information, contact: [email protected] or 802-863-2345 x3. Fill out my LGL form!

Free

Prospective Facilitator Gathering

Online

Join us to learn about becoming a facilitator of our educational programs. The evening will include an overview of our programs, explanation of our educational philosophies, nuts and bolts of working for PJC, and time for you to share your experiences and interest. People from around the state are needed. To register email Kina Thorpe...

Free

POC Affinity Group

Online

This program is led by and for people of color. Building off of conversations from the last meeting, this meeting will explore the ideas of healing and community building between communities of color. Time will be spent in caucuses, but there will be time spent in full community in the beginning and end. You do...

Free

Toxic Whiteness Discussion Group

Online

This space is held for white people to specifically process how white supremacy culture is harmful to them. 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. Space is limited and registration is required....

Toxic Whiteness Discussion Group

Online

This space is held for white people to specifically process how white supremacy culture is harmful to them. 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. Space is limited and registration is required....

$10

Fair Trade Labels Presentation

Online

Explore the differences between Fair Trade Certifications, Fair Trade Membership Organizations, and Direct Trade to help us better understand the Fair Trade Movement. Register below to receive the Zoom call information! For more information, contact: [email protected] or 802-863-2345 x3. Fill out my LGL form!

Free

Toxic Whiteness Discussion Group

Online

This space is held for white people to specifically process how white supremacy culture is harmful to them. 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. Space is limited and registration is required....

$10



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].