Upcoming PJC Events

The following events are hosted, organized, co-sponsored, or in collaboration with/by the Peace & Justice Center and are open to the public – we hope you can join us!

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

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Dissecting Racism Series

Online

The Peace and Justice Center, in conjunction with The Learner’s Group, is bringing you a 4-6 Part series on race and racism. The goal is to bring willing participants together in a meaningful forum to dissect the realities and presence of race and racism both in society and within the workplace, the manifestation of both, and strategies...

$100

Unpacking Whiteness

Online

This program was formerly titled "Toxic Whiteness Discussion Group" 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...

$10

Unpacking Whiteness

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. Each month has a different topic, so...

$10

Seeing & Disrupting Racism: A Focus on White Fragility

Online

REMAINING SPOTS ARE RESERVED FOR VERMONTERS 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 and registration is required. Register below Suggested donation $10, no one turned away...

$10

Fair Trade 101: Global Trade & Racism

Online

Racism exists everywhere, even in the ways we make daily purchases. Join us as we touch on historical and current global trade systems, how the continued marginalization of native communities has led to fast money, and how, in response to these problematic practices, the fair trade movement serves as an ethical alternative. We will show...

$10

Seeing & Disrupting Racism: A Focus on White Fragility

Online

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 and registration is required. Register below. Suggested donation $10, no one turned away for lack of funds.  Not sure...

$10

Unpacking Whiteness

Online

This space is held for white people to specifically process how white supremacy culture is harmful to them. We hope by joining this space, white people will be able to allow the emotional needs of people of color to take priority in multi-racial spaces.  Each month has a different topic, so repeated participation is encouraged....

$10 – $15

Seeing & Disrupting Racism

Online

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. This workshop is happening online and will not be recorded. Suggested fee $10 from Vermonters, $15...

$10 – $15

Bystander Intervention

Online

Join trainers from the PJC, Central Vermont Showing up for Racial Justice (SURJ), and the Vermont Human Rights Commission (HRC) to learn about the tools needed to effectively intervene as a bystander. Reflect on: The specific tactics that work. Reflect on what you need more of and find places where you can continuously engage in this work....

Free

BIPOC Affinity Group

Online

This program is led by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color), for BIPOC. This month's session will focus on internalized racism. We will discuss how we perpetuate internalized racism towards ourselves, members of our racial groups, and other BIPOC, and explore why it's important to confront internalized racism when we see it. Registration is...

Free

Chocolate & Modern Slavery

Online

The cocoa industry generates over 130 billion dollars a year. So then why do companies like Hershey and Nestle still use exploitative child labor? Why, after admitting to it, do they continue to utilize it? During this discussion, we will explore the cocoa industry's lack of accountability on a global scale. How wealth distribution practices...

$10

PJC Annual Meeting

Online

Join us for our Annual Meeting! We will share updates on our work including how we're responding to the COVID pandemic and the uprisings. Members will have an opportunity to vote on by-law changes and board elections. Registration required, register below. Fill out my LGL Form!

Free

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].