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November 2019

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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November 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

Fiber Fair Friday

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 loved ones! Co-sponsored by the Peace & Justice Center.

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November 22, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Heritage Winooski Mill Museum, 20 Winooski Falls Way Suite 302
Winooski, VT 05404 United States
Free

December 2019

Toxic Whiteness Discussion Group

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.

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December 16, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

January 2020

Talking With Kids About Racism

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 children in a meaningful and age-appropriate way through resources, discussion, and role playing. Co-Sponsored by The Schoolhouse.   Free for people until 25. No one…

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January 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Schoolhouse Learning Center, 8 Catkin Dr
South Burlington, VT 05403 United States
Fees Vary

Fair Trade Labels Presentation

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.

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January 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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.

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January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

February 2020

Iran Teach In

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.

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February 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Fletcher Free Library, 235 College St
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

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 multi-racial spaces.

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February 13 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

Chocolate & Modern Slavery

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.

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February 13 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Morrisville Co-op, 46 Pleasant Street
Morrisville, VT 05661
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 and for people of African Descent. Facilitated by Zymora Cleopatra Davinchi and Jaya Touma-Shoatz. Pre-registration encouraged but not required. Register below. Fill out my LGL…

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February 23 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mosiac Center, UVM, 633 Main St
Burlington, VT 05405 United States
Free
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