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March 2019

POC in VT Affinity Group

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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March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

Fair Trade vs Free Trade

Saturday, March 23, PJC 2-3 pm. 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. Stick around after the event to learn about volunteer opportunities at PJC. FREE.

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March 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

Film Screening: “13th”

The title of this documentary refers to the 13th Amendment of the US Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States…” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the current rate of mass criminalization and the state of the American prison industry is thoroughly laid out in this film. This event is being hosted as part of a series…

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March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street
Montpelier, VT 05602 United States
Free

9th Annual Ed Everts Social Justice Activist Awards Celebration

Every year the PJC honors activists who are doing the hard work of making change in their communities. This award was inspired by the work of Ed Everts (1919-2013), who was a decades long supporter and member of the PJC. This year we are celebrating the work of Robing Lloyd and Loving Day Vermont. Chili dinner, cash bar, silent auction, and dance party! Suggested donation $25. Reserve your tickets below or purchase in store. For more info email rachel@pjcvt.org. This event sponsored by…

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March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Echo, 1 College Street
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
$25

April 2019

Talking with Kids About Racism

There is a wait list for this program. If you register now you will be added to the wait list.  This discussion group is facilitated by Hal Colston and Marianne Hunkin. It 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…

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April 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
50 Joy Drive, 50 Joy Drive
Burlington, VT 05401 United States

Seeing and Disrupting Racism

Seeing and Disrupting Racism: A Workshop: Tuesday, April 9, 7-9pm 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 (and individuals) to see it. It will include going through the concept of white fragility and specific ways to disrupt racism.  This event is being hosted as part of a series put…

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April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street
Montpelier, VT 05602 United States

Learning Nonviolence: Lunch Counter Sit-In

This interactive theater presentation is from the National Museum of American History, where a piece of the actual lunch counter from the protest is on display. The year is 1960. An African American college student (a fictional composite character) is conducting a training session for people interested in joining a student sit-in to protest racial segregation. The student speaks about the recent protests in Greensboro, North Carolina, and coaches members of the audience in the philosophy and tactics of nonviolent…

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April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Richmond Free Library, 201 Bridge Street
Richmond, VT United States
Free

Toxic Whiteness Discussion Group

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.

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April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

Banana Land Documentary Screening

Wednesday, April 17, Jost Foundation Room (422), UVM Davis Center, 7-9 pm. Join us for a free screening of Banana Land, a documentary exposing the truths of the banana industry in Latin America. Bananas have been promoted as wholesome and healthy, but behind the smiling Miss Chiquita propaganda lies a past and present system of terrorism, worker exploitation, biological disasters, and environmental damage. After learning about the oppressive banana industry, we will discuss new perspectives and action steps. Let’s question…

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April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dudley H. Davis Center, 590 Main St
Burlington, VT 05401 United States

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. You do not have had to attend previous meetings in order to come. FREE.

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April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free
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