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Gently used t-shirts wanted!
Our last batch of PJC t-shirts is long gone and we are stuggling to find affordable shirts that meet our purchasing policy. If you have shirts of any size or color, that do not have logos or images on them, please drop them by our store so we can screen print our image on them and spread the good word! 
Sign-up for Upcoming PJC Educational Programming
Saturday, April 8, 9:00am-3:30pm, at Burlington High School. Registration has closed. If you would like to show up on the day of, please come promptly at 8:45 and we will do our best to get you into the sessions of your choosing.

Building A World Beyond War: What Will It Take?
Saturday, April 22, 9am-4:30pm at Winooski High School. Click here to register, this online form is still being updated but it has most of the info.

Learning about Nonviolence: Children's March of 1963

Sunday, May 7, 2-4pm at the Barn House on the Clemmons Family Farm in Charlotte. Includes a tour of the Barn House after presentation as well as snacks. Sign-up through e-mail.


Introduction to your Bill of Rights in a Time of Resistance (Two-part workshop). Tuesdays, April 9 and 16, 5:30-7:30, at PJC. Led by Robert Appel. Register here.

Email or call Kyle at 802-863-2345 x6 for information on all PJC programs and events. 
Flynn Center Vouchers


Pick up a voucher for these shows at PJC and pay $2 cash at the door. For current PJC members and volunteers. For more information on membership click here . Come to the Peace & Justice Store to pick up your voucher. Limited supply! Email to confirm availability.  
 
 
April 17, Monday, 9:30am. Ty Defoe
(Giizhig) is a multidisciplinary cultural artist from the Oneida and Ojibwe Tribes. Joined by dancers of other tribal ancestries in magnificent and authentic handmade regalia, Ty and friends share Native American folklore and teachings through vibrant traditional storytelling, dance, and music played on several indigenous instruments. 


April 22, Sat., 8pm. Joey Alexander.
"I've never heard anyone who can play like him. No one has heard a person who can play like him." -Wynton Marsalis
Charged with intricate bursts of improvisation, piano prodigy Joey Alexander plays with a strikingly vast emotional range. The Bali-born 13-year-old is a fully-formed artist whose musical maturity has earned him critical nods of appreciation and a fervent endorsement from jazz giant Herbie Hancock. 
 
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Sunday: 9am-4pm

Hours are subject to change. Call 802-863-2345 x2 to confirm.
  
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Burlington's Waterfront.
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If you would like an event listed, please email calendar@pjcvt.org  
Employment Opportunity
We are hiring two positions: A Programming Assistant and a Seasonal Store Clerk. Both positions are part-time.  Please help spread the word. For full description and application details, see our click here .
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April 4, 2017
Building A World Beyond War:
What Will It Take?

Join us at this conference with inspiring local and out of state organizers, resisters, and leaders!



Winooski High School
Saturday, April 22, 2017
9 AM to 4:30 PM

Workshops will include an educational component, as well as a key focus on potential solutions. Topics include protecting the environment from the consequences of militarism and war; connecting the dots between oil, corporations, and war; moving the money from war to peace; civilian unarmed peacekeeping; etc. 

We are proud to have David Swanson and Pat Hynes with us for the conference. Click here for more information and click here to register.
 
Sponsored by Vt Stands for a World Beyond War Coalition.
Milk With Dignity: Protect Worker Rights!
As you may know Migrant Justice quickly pivoted from fighting the deportations of Enrique, Zully and Alex toward relaunching Milk with Dignity. This campaign calls on Ben & Jerry's to practice what they preach and follow through on their 2015 commitment to join the Milk with Dignity Program. This program will secure the fundamental human rights of dairy workers.

Yesterday at Ben & Jerry's scoop shops across the country there were protests and educational outreach. What you can do:
Jostein Solheim, CEO
Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc.
30 Community Drive
South Burlington, VT 05403

March for Science and People's Climate March
Ma rch for Science on Saturday, April 22, in Washington DC or in multiple locations in Vermont: Montpelier, Rutland and Burlington. For buses to DC, email Rachel@pjcvt.org.


Join the People's Climate March on Saturday, April 29, in Washington, DC or in Montpelier. For buses to DC, contact 350VT.   



Democracy Now! An Evening with Amy Goodman
"Covering the Movements Changing America"

Goodman will speak about increased threats to freedom of the press and the importance of truly independent media to hold those in power accountable. In more than 20 years of reporting, Democracy Now! has covered the social movements that are now forming the groundswell of opposition to the Trump administration; movements long ignored by the corporate media, but central to Democracy Now!'s daily journalism.
Amy Goodman speaking at a Water is Life Rally

Thursday, April 27, 7pm, UU Society, Burlington.
$5.00 at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds. Sponsored by PJC. 
Community Events
 
This is a partial listing of what we have in our public calendar. If you have questions about any of the events below, you can find more information by visiting our calendar.

April 5, Wednesday         
  • 3:30-4:30pm Learning about Nonviolence: Children's March of 1963. Brownell Library, 6 Lincoln St, Essex Junction.
  • 5-6pm Justice Vigil: 1st UU Society, Burlington. Opening reading, songs and silence. 5:30 indoor discussion.
  • 5-10pm Community Night at Pizzeria Verita. Benefit for Pride Center of VT. 156 St Paul St, Burlington.
  • 6-7:30pm "Life, Animated" VT PBS Screening & Discussion. Sheraton Burlington, Emerald III Ball Room, Burlington, VT
  • 9-10pm LGBTQ LOL: A Queer Comedy Showcase. Vermont Comedy Club, 101 Main St, Burlington.
April 6, Thursday    
  • 12noon-1pm "Interrupting Whiteness: Racial Estrangement, the Command to Hear, and the Reorientation of Reason." St Michael's College, St Edmund's Hall Farrell Room.
  • 4:30-6pm International Religious Freedom: From Genocide to Peace. St Michael's College, Dion Student Center, Colchester.
  • 7-8:30pm VTJP Film Showing of "Junction 48" at Merrill's Roxy Cinemas, Burlington.
  • 7-9pm "Little Jerusalem" Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, 60 Lake St, Burlington.
April 7-9, Friday-Sunday    
  • 350VT Leadership Training: Building Ground. Common Ground Center, Starksboro.
April 7, Friday
  • 12noon-1pm Protest at TD Bank, 215 Main St, Brattleboro.
  • 1-2pm Protest at TD Bank. Bellows Falls.
  • 5-5:30pm Peace Vigil. Top of Church St, Burlington.
April 8, Saturday
  • 9am-3:30pm Symposium for Social Justice Action Groups. Burlington High School.
  • 10-11am Resilient Farm Systems: Mindfulness in the Field. Wild Roots Farm, 195 Harvey Rd, Bristol.
  • 12noon-2pm Girl Rising. Q&A with author Tanya Stone. More info. Savoy, Montpelier.
  • 7-10pm 3rd Annual ONE Spring Fling. 294 N Winooski Ave, Burlington.
April 9, Sunday
  • 2:00pm Brother Outsider - the Life of Bayard Rustin, film. 58 Barre St, Montpelier.
April 10, Monday    
  • 6-8pm Vermonters for Justice in Palestine Meeting. Peace & Justice Center, Burlington.
  • 7-8:30pm Burlington Node Mtg. 350VT office, 255 So. Champlain St. 3rd floor. Burlington.
  • 7-10pm Black Lives Matter VT Action Meeting. IAA, 6 Archibald St, Burlington.
  • 8-11pm Support John Summa. Rage against UVM's Thought Control Machine. Burlington.

April 11, Tuesday         

  • 10:00am-2pm Community Resource Fair. VAL, 29 Church St #9, Burlington.
  • 5:30-6:30pm. I See Myself in You: A Community Seder of Immigrants & Refugees. Congregational Church, Middlebury.
  • 5:30-8pm Volunteer drop-in at 350VT Office.
  • 7-9:30 Film: "Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA" at the Savoy, Montpelier
April 12, Wednesday          
  • 9am-3pm. 2nd Annual Youth Rally for the Planet. Vermont State House, Montpelier.
  • 10-am-12noon Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform's Legislative Day. State House, Montpelier.
  • 12noon-1pm Toxic Whiteness Bag Lunch Discussion Group. Peace & Justice Center, Burlington.
  • 5-6pm Justice Vigil: In front of the 1st UU Society, Burlington.
  • 6-7:30pm White Fragility Presentation. Saint Michael's College, Colchester.
  • 6-8pm Catwalk for Water. Music, fashion and hair with flair drive this benefit for environmental organizations. ArtsRiot, Burlington.
  • 7-8pm Common Ground Panel discussing disability and ableism in the LGBT+ community. Farrell Room, St. Edmund's Hall, Saint Michael's College, Colchester.
  • 7-8:30pm Climate Advocates Meeting. Second Congregational Church, 115 Hillside, Bennington.
April 13, Thursday 
  • 11am-12noon Understanding Fair Trade Labels. FREE Event! Peace & Justice Center, Burlington.
  • 12noon-12:30pm New Volunteer Orientation. Peace & Justice Center, Burlington.
  • 5:30-7:30pm WILPF Meeting. Peace & Justice Center, Burlington.
  • 6:30-8pm Screening of National Bird The Art House Gallery, 67 S Craftsbury Rd, Craftsbury.
  • 7-8:30pm The Case for Open Borders. Speaker: Todd Chretien, socialist author and activist from Portland, ME. Lafayette Hall, UVM.

Please tell us about other community events in Vermont. If they are mission-aligned, we are happy to list them in our google calendar and in this publication. Please email us.
Action Highlight
Here are two important bills that need our support to get through the legislature this session. Please send emails and/or make calls for either or both of these issues of justice. You can email full committees by contacting the committee assistants (see links below). Please also make individual calls if you are able - especially if a committee member is your representative ( find your representatives here). And it always helps to contact the Speaker of the House as well.


1. Gender-free bathrooms

Please contact the VT House General, Housing and Military Affairs committee and let them know you want them to consider and support H.333 on gender-free restrooms

The Trump administration wants to turn back protections for trans people using restrooms matching their gender identities. By way of contrast, Representative Selene Colburn has introduced a bill that would make all public, single-occupancy restrooms gender-free. This is a common sense bill that would reduce restroom waiting lines, provide more flexibility for caretakers, and enhance access for trans users.




2. Marijuana legislation

Adults in Vermont are still being punished for possessing small amounts of marijuana. Current law disproportionaltely impacts people of color and low income Vermonters. 
 
H.170 is a measured criminal justice reform bill that would remove and reduce penalties for low level marijuana crimes. There is still time fo rit to be passed and to be sent to the Senate this year. Contact the Human Service Committee today and let them know you want them to bring H.170 to the floor for a vote.

For more information, email Laura Subin, Director, Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana.



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