Organizing, Collaboration, and Advocacy

In addition to hosting programs that challenge practices and behaviors that support white supremacy culture and the military industrial complex, we also provide ongoing partner support to other groups in Vermont doing racial justice and pro-peace work, especially those led by people of color. This includes free meeting space at our center, priority promotional support, and reduced or free educational programming. There are also additional perks, including fiscal sponsorship, that are available to members of our Allied Groups Program. Click here for more information.

How We Advocate for the Issues

Racial Justice

We provide ongoing support to other groups in Vermont doing racial justice work. This includes free meeting space for groups led by POC, event promotion and co-sponsorship.

We also partner with other groups to advocate for Vermont’s Fair and Impartial Policing policy. We are part of a group called Community Voices for Immigrant Rights which is working to help amplify the work and voices of those most impacted by our country’s racist immigrant policies. Much of our work around policing fits in both or Racial Justice and our Peace Programs.

Peace

We collaborate with and support other local efforts to expose and dismantle the military industrial complex while building alternatives to violence.

 

We are responsive to local and national events that demand action. In the past we have organized buses to the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., organized protests against ICE and the treatment of immigrants, and speak outs about the threat of military escalation. If there is something that you think we should be taking action on or need information about other groups that are taking action, please reach out to us.

Fair Trade

We believe fair-trading principles are at the core of a solution to a healthy and dignified lifestyle for people all over the world. We are engaged in local and national campaigns that exert pressure on US companies to end abuse and forced child and trafficked labor. We support initiatives that demand transparency and accountability for a more sustainable way of trading.

We also work with venders from around the world to give Vermonter’s access to Fair Trade goods, and small artisans and growers in the Global South access to the global market. Their products are available for purchase in our store.

How the PJC Can Partner With You

Support group meetings/programs

  • Meeting space in our Burlington community room for $10/hour or pass the basket. No fee for student groups or groups led by people of color
  • White board; projector, laptop, and screen; and reduced cost photocopies provided
  • Space for up to 30 people

Event promotion

  • Add to our community calendar
  • Put in the “upcoming events” section of the biweekly e-news that goes to 6,000+ people
  • Publish a guest post about your event on our blog
  • Link to the blog post in our enews
  • Officially cosponsor an event
  • Help hang fliers in the Burlington area
  • Cross market on social media

Legislative campaigns

  • Mobilize people to attend committee hearings, press conferences, etc
  • Mobilize people to call and/or email elected officials
  • Host and/or staff phone banking
  • Highlight issues in our blog and on social media
  • Join coalitions as we are able

Amplification of your ideas and voices

  • Publish articles in our quarterly print newsletter (distribution 1200)
  • Publish a guest blog post on our website
  • Linking to the blog post in our enews
  • Link to the blog post on social media

Miscellaneous

  • Photocopying at a reduced rate
  • A guaranteed audience at our weekly programming meeting and/or monthly volunteer gathering for short educational presentations on your work
  • Send press releases to our media list of 135 contacts
  • Share our event insurance
  • Sign municipal permit applications
  • Button making (1” or 1.5”)

Allied Group Program

Fiscal sponsorship and more. Click here to learn more.