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March 2020

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

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 now Burlington and Hartford are working to pass the same resolution. Burlington City Council will be voting on whether or not to pass it on…

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March 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Saint Michael’s College, Cheray Science Hall, 1 Winooski Park
Colchester, VT 05464 United States
Free

Toxic Whiteness Discussion Group

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.

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March 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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 the state. This program also supports farmers by securing a milk premium from big dairy-buying companies which goes directly to farmers and farmworkers. In the…

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March 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

10th Annual Social Justice Award Celebration– POSTPONED

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 (and also below) or in the store. For more info email [email protected]   Wendy Coe Wendy is one of the founding members of the Peace…

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March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ECHO Center, 1 College Street
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
$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 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…

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March 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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. We’ll be giving this presentation over Zoom video chat – see info below. For more information, contact: [email protected] or 802-863-2345 x3. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/588640300?pwd=VHJNLzZiZ3MxN3FLcXIzOFZyYVptZz09…

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March 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

April 2020

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 our community members who are more vulnerable to state violence at the hands of the police. While the CDC urges everyone to take life-saving precautions…

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April 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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 x3.  

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April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

POC Affinity Group

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. Register for the event below. Fill out my LGL form!

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April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online,
Free

May 2020

Chocolate & Modern Slavery

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!

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May 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online,
Free
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