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September 2019

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

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. Their candid conversations offer rare access into multi-dimensional worlds invisible to outsiders. Screening co-sponsored by Middlebury SURJ. $10 suggested donation. Entry by donation. Additional Screening …

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September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Marquis Theatre & Cafe, 5 Main St
Middlebury, VT 05753 United States

Fair Trade 101: Global Trade and Racism

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. Stick around after the event to learn about volunteer opportunities at PJC. FREE.

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September 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

Talking With Kids About Racism

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 addresses the impact of racism on our children. It is designed to help white people discuss these issues with children in a meaningful and age-appropriate…

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September 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, VT United States
$60 – $75

Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness

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 community and keep the city from shutting it down. It also explores the impact, positive and negative, of groups attempting to address the issue. The…

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September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Castleton University, Castleton, VT 05401 United States
Free

Rapid Response Training

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 learn about how community members can show up in support of immigrants and the farmworker community in times of crisis. We’ll be going over how…

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September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Outright Vermont, 241 N Winooski Ave
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

Undeterred Film Screening

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 rural community, caught in the cross-hairs of global geo-political forces, have mobilized to demand their rights and to provide aid to injured, often times to…

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September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Starksboro Public Library, 2827 VT-116
Starksboro, VT 05487 United States

October 2019

Seeing & Disrupting Racism in 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 LGL form!

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October 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lamoille County Civic Center, 24 Main St
Morrisville, VT 05661 United States
Free

Immigration Teach-In

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

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October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT United States
Free

Prospective Facilitator Gathering

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 topics: non-violence, racial justice, fair trade and anti-war. People from around the state are needed so if you are interested but cannot join us in…

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October 14 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

Community Voices for Immigrant Rights

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 on Close the Camps/Stop the Deportations available here. For too long we’ve looked away. Now is the time to come together in community and plan…

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October 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rights and Democracy, 241 N Winooski Ave
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free
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