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PJC Educational Programs & Events
New Volunteer Orientation Sunday April 8, 2:30-3pm, PJC. Come hear about how you can get involved as a PJC volunteer. FREE. 
 
Seeing and Disrupting Racism Sunday, April 8, 3-4pm, PJC. Explore how 
white fragility perpetuates racism and specific ways to disrupt that cycle. FREE.
 
4-5:30pm. L earn how to become a facilitator of our programs.  To register call Kyle at 863-2345 x6 or email kyle@pjcvt.orgFREE. 
 
Nonviolent Engagement in Conflict Tuesday, April 10, 6-8pm,  MMU, Jericho. Explore how addressing conflict nonviolently can be a positive and effective way to support social in many ways. Register. FREE.
 
Saturday, April 14, 9am-3:30pm  at Burlington High School. Hear from social justice groups from around the state and learn how you can get involved.  Register . Fees vary.
Wednesday, April 18, 12-1pm,  PJC. Ongoing monthly drop-in group specifically for white people. FREE.

Montpelier Tuesday, May 1, 4:30-6pm.  Join us for an afternoon of music, poetry, street theater and art as we rally to advance pressing issues for human rights and to celebrate working class power and unity. More details to follow.
 
Vermont Peace Conference 2018: Building a World Beyond War Conference Saturday, May 12, 9:30-4:30 at St. Joseph School, Burlington. Keynote by Beata Tsosie-Peña of Tewa Women United, more info coming soon. 
 
For more info on these events visit Upcoming Events or contact program@pjcvt.org.
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The Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity's Mobile Home Program is seeking an experienced, energetic, and committed individual with a high degree of initiative as a Mobile Home Program Resident Organizer to provide education and outreach to residents of Vermont's mobile home parks. Visit their website to view the full job description.
April 3, 2018
Tax Day: Global Day of Action Against Military Spending

Click here for info from the National Priorities Project on these numbers

From the National Priorities Project Website:
To learn more about where your tax dollar goes - from nuclear weapons to Medicaid to the National Endowment for the Arts - visit our tax receipt.

For a few years the Peace & Justice Center has held a Penny Poll on Church Street as a part of the Global Day of Action Against Military Spending. Below are the results from the past two years, when hundreds of people participated.

 
Contact kyle@pjcvt.org if you want to volunteer on the Global Day of Action. 
From the Blog: Teen Solidarity Against the Merchants of Death
by Kathy Kelly,  
Voices for Creative Nonviolence

The outrage now directed toward the National Rifle Association should also challenge all assaults made by the U.S. military.

People often tell me they believe the U.S. military remains in Afghanistan because it wants to eventually control mineral wealth and other resources. But right now, weapon manufacturers like General Atomics and Boeing - which supply the U.S. base in Kandahar with drones, missiles and bombs - are profiting from the perpetuation of war. This profit gives them common cause with arms manufacturers like Sturm Ruger and Sig Sauer earning millions from equipping U.S. police forces as well as deranged killers in U.S. classrooms.

Could international teen solidarity challenge both the U.S. military and the National Rifle Association to end assaults on human life? "Our goal must be to demand that every person around the world agree to stop producing and using weapons," says Nasir, a university student.

Pursuing Peace Despite Everything
Pursuing Peace Despite Everything

On "Nao Roz", the Afghan New Year, a suicide bombing occurred near Kabul University. Despite complicated fears and emotions, teens gathered at the to build a peace sign and lift it up into the air with balloons. 


Vermont Peace  Conference 2018
Community Calendar
This is a partial listing. See more events in our public calendar.
 
April 3, Tuesday
  • 6-8pm Burlington 350VT node meeting, 22 Church St, Burlington. Every Tuesday.
April 4, Wednesday
  • 6-8pm Families United at the Root Social Justice Center, Brattleboro. Every Wednesday.
April 7, Saturday
  • 10am-4:30pm The Law and Systemic Change:  A Workshop for Lawyers and Activists, Main Street Landing Lake Lobby, 60 Lake St, Burlington.
  • 10am-12pm Caroline Fund Pro Se Legal Clinic, Lawline of Vermont, Burlington. Every Saturday.
April 8, Sunday
  • 2-5:30pm   Soul Food Sundays
    POC Gathering at The Root Social Justice Center, Brattleboro. Second Sunday of each month.
April 9, Monday
April 11, Wednesday
  • 7-8:30pm 350VT Local Group Meeting, Second Congregational Church, 115 Hillside St, Bennington. 
April 12, Thursday
April 15, Sunday
April 17, Tuesday
April 18, Wednesday
Save the date:
Please email events for our google calendar and enews
Action Highlight: Social Justice Symposium
Saturday, April 14, 9-3:30 
Burlington High School

Looking for a way to get involved in community work but not sure of where to start? Come to the symposium and hear from up to four groups to see if their mission and work is a good fit for you!



40 groups will be present at the symposium including: 350 Vermont, American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont, Baba Tree International / Play in the Wild!, Big Heavy World, Black Lives Matter Burlington, Champlain Valley Amnesty International, Change the Story VT, Community & Economic Development Office (CEDO), Community College of Vermont -- Conversation Partners, Constitutional Council of Accountability with Law Enforcement Officials VT (CCALEOVT), Digital Civic Underground, Generation of Social Change, HOPE Works, Justice For All, Let's Grow Kids, Middlebury Refugee Outreach Club (MiddROC), Migrant Justice/Justicia Migrante, Outright Vermont, Parallel Justice & Burlington Community Justice Center, Planned Parenthood Vermont Action Fund, Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, Rights and Democracy, Rokeby Museum, Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), Speak Up Roosevelt Forum, UVM Human Trafficking Activism and Awareness Club, Vermont Climate Union, Vermont Interfaith Action, Vermonters For Justice in Palestine (VTJP), Vermont State Police, Vermont Sierra Club, Winooski Community Justice Center, YWCA Vermont Camp Hochelaga, Foster Grandparent & RSVP Programs of United Way of Northwest Vermont.


At this year's symposium, in addition to learning about specific activist groups, you can choose to join a community conversation or training on one of the following topics: Step UP: Think.Care. Act-Bystander Intervention Training, Implicit Bias presented by Vermont Human Rights Commission, UVM Mindfulness, From Rebels to Wolves: What is in a Name?, What is Prejudice Really?, A Local Perspective: A History of Burlington in the American Context, Truth or Consequences: Whose History Do We Tell?

Contact Kina at program@pjcvt.org or 802-863-2345 x6 for more information.
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