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October 2019

POC in VT Affinity Group

This program is 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. Light snacks provided. Facilitated by Kina Thorpe and Chuck Brewer. This is a free event. This month’s meeting will focus on body image and self-esteem; specifically how POC manage living in a cultural dominated by Eurocentric standards of…

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October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

Building Empathy & Addressing Racial Oppression

Wednesdays October 16, 23, 30 from 6:30-8:30pm   This program strives to give participants the opportunity to build skills and knowledge to engage in conversations about oppression. Participants are expected to attend all three parts of this workshop. The first session will focus on the concept of white fragility, the struggle for dominant communities to tolerate discussions on race without feeling shame, guilt, or victimization. The second session dives into myths and stereotypes in order to identify subconscious bias and…

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October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sterling College, 16 Sterling Dr
Craftsbury Common, VT 05827 United States
Free – $75

Cocoa Campaign Presentation

This presentation focuses on the issue 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. Stick around after the presentation for our New Volunteer Orientation to learn more about how to get involved with our work.

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October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

ICE Protest: Close the Camps/End Deportation

Signup here to co-sponsor Route & Logistic details TBA. From the day he took office, Donald Trump escalated a failed and cruel immigration policy into an all-out war against immigrants, banning Muslims, slamming the door on refugees, tearing children from their parents’ arms. Each new affront has been met with outrage and protest, but even when he has retreated, Trump has sought new lines of attack: concentration camps, workplace raids, new bars to green cards and citizenship. Meanwhile many immigrants…

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October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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. FREE

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October 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

PJC Community/Annual Meeting

Followed by a reception with snacks. See Facebook event for more information and to RSVP (it will help us plan the food accordingly). We are excited to announce that we are holding a Community Meeting. This event will include our Annual Meeting but we hope to attract a broad audience beyond our membership. We will discuss and seek input on what it means to be an anti-racist organization and put oppressed communities at the center of our work. Whether you’re heavily…

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October 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Old North End Community Center, 20 Allen St
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

November 2019

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. The topic of this month’s discussion has yet to be determined. If there are specific topics you’d like to discuss, please contact Kina at [email protected]

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November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

Seeing & Disrupting Racism: A Focus on White Fragility

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. For more information, contact: [email protected] or 802-863-2345 x9

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November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
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 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 @ 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 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Heritage Winooski Mill Museum, 20 Winooski Falls Way Suite 302
Winooski, VT 05404 United States
Free
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If you would like to volunteer at any of the Peace & Justice Center’s events, please email v[email protected]. If you have more questions, contact us at [email protected] or (802) 863-2345 x 9.