PEACE & JUSTICE STORE
Fair Trade, Local, and Educational Products
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About Our Store
The Peace & Justice Store is a program of the Peace & Justice Center, a nonprofit organization which has a mission to create a peaceful and just world by addressing the intersecting issues of racial and economic justice, peace and human rights, through education, advocacy, training, non-violent activism and community organizing.
The products available in our store reflect and support our mission with fair trade, local, and educational products. Through educational displays and conversation, we introduce people to fair trade principles, communities around the world where products are made, social justice issues related to trade, as well as our Center’s work as a whole.
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The Peace & Justice Store is an economic empowerment project of the Peace & Justice Center. The store itself represents more than 60 artisan groups from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Each of these groups has one or several programs that benefit their local communities including micro-credit for starting a small business, education, medical care, vocational training for youth, street violence prevention, rescuing and rehabilitation for women and children victims of human trafficking, housing, community gardens and more. In turn, supporting these communities promotes economic, social, and environmental justice.
In addition to providing a market for these artisan’s goods, we are committed to sharing their stories, goals, and accomplishments with every customer that comes to the store. We also work with local businesses in Vermont communities that have fair and transparent business practices.
More than just Burlington’s source for local and Fair Trade products, the Peace & Justice Store is a window to learn about other cultures and an open door for discussion on social justice, peace, sustainability, and transparency. Our store is dedicated to raising awareness and promoting change!
Our fair trade store is very well connected and supported by our community. The store is completely staffed by our wonderful volunteers who come from various backgrounds and paradigms who offer invaluable assets to our Center. We have a core of over 19 very committed and passionate volunteers that believe in the importance of raising awareness and educating our community regarding Fair Trade.