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May 2019

What Pete Taught Woody

An intimate portrait of the friendship and working relationship between Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie. 2019 marks the centennial of Pete Seeger’s birth! To honor Seeger’s 100th birthday, Nora Guthrie (Woody Guthrie’s daughter) has created this special multimedia presentation featuring rare and intimate interviews with Seeger, as he recalls his working relationship with Guthrie. The program will also highlight archival materials, photographs, and music – providing insight into their significant friendship, which ultimately played a huge role in the Folk…

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May 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
North End Studios, 294 North Winooski Ave Suite111
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
$15

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 within the comfort zone of each participant. For more information contact Amy Crosswhite at store@pjcvt.org or 802-863-2345 x3. People are encouraged to stick around after the event for the New Volunteer Orientation.

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May 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States

June 2019

Frederick Douglass Reading

Join us in reading Frederick Douglass’ most famous speech, originally delivered on July 5, 1852. Declining to speak on the 4th of July, Douglass instead castigated the United States for decades of slavery and injustice. Come and add your voice to this statewide public reading sponsored by Vermont Humanities Council.  — In 1852, Frederick Douglass, one of our nation’s greatest orators and abolitionists, was asked to speak at an event commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence. In his…

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June 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation book discussion

Description:This is part of a book discussion series hosted by the Peace & Justice Center. As Vermonters, it is crucial that we each understand and acknowledge the generational harm that systemic racism causes on the lived experiences of people of color in this state. When a moral society shuns overt acts of racism and bigotry, communities must actively work towards becoming anti-racist in all forms from daily microaggressions and microinvalidations in the workplace or in our schools to championing legal…

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June 9 @ 1:00 pm - June 10 @ 8:00 pm

Youth Activist Summit 2019

A daylong, youth-led event supported by the Peace & Justice Center on youth activism! Whether you are already a part of social justice work or if you want to learn more about how to get involved, please come for a day of bonding, education, and more. Those in middle school, high school and beyond are welcome, although the programming will be geared towards teenagers. This event is FREE or by donation at the door. Limited mileage reimbursement is available. Lunch…

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June 16 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Barre Civic Center, 20 Auditorium Hill
Barre, VT 05641 United States

CANCELED! Seeing and Disrupting Racism

Seeing and Disrupting Racism: A Workshop: Sunday, June 16, 3-5pm ($25 per person, $15 for PJC members) 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…

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June 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street
Montpelier, VT 05602 United States

POC in VT Affinity Group

DATE CHANGED TO JUNE 18 Led by people of color, for POC. A monthly gathering for POC to share their experiences. You do not have had to previously to join.

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

Toxic Whiteness Discussion Group

This space is held specifically for white folks to process how white supremacy culture is toxic to white communities and people.

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June 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free

Building a Progressive Future: A Night with New Leaders Council Vermont

Meet the inaugural cohort of New Leaders Council Vermont and learn how you can be involved in 2020. Tickets include a delicious dinner from Woodbelly Pizza, a drink, and dessert from Nutty Steph’s at the beautiful Granite Museum in Barre, Vermont. Special guest speakers include: Mary Moulton, MPA, Executive Director of Washington County Mental Health Services More speakers to be announced! New Leaders Council provides leadership training to collaborate, promote and implement inclusive based programs and policy in Vermont by…

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June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Granite Museum, 7 Jones Brothers Way
Barre, VT 05461 United States

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. Stick around after the event to learn about volunteer opportunities at PJC. For more information contact store@pjcvt.org or 802-863-2345 x3

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June 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
Free
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If you would like to volunteer at any of the Peace & Justice Center’s events, please email volunteer@pjcvt.org. If you have more questions, contact us at program@pjcvt.org or (802) 863-2345 x 6.