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PJC Educational Programming
Tuesday, May 16, 5:30-7:30pm, at the PJC. Led by Robert Appel. Sliding scale suggested donation $5-$50, no payment required.

Screening of National Bird Thursday, May 18 at 7pm, at Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St, Montpelier. Learn about three whistleblowers who broke the silence around the secret U.S. drone war. The film will be followed by a panel.

Saturday, May 20, 3-4pm, at the PJC. We encourage folks to arrive at 2:30pm for our New Volunteer Orientation.

Thursday, June 8, 11am-12pm,  at the PJC. Led by Kristen Connors.

Wednesday, June 14, 12-1pm, at the PJC. Led by Rachel Siegel and Kyle Silliman-Smith. This is a monthly event held on the second Wednesday.

Saturday, June 24, 3-4pm, at the PJC. Led by Amy Crosswhite.

All programs are FREE unless otherwise noted. For more info on these events visit the Upcoming Events page on our website or contact us at 863-2345 x6 or
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Resist and Rebuild Summit

The Central Vermont Citizen Action Network's Resist & Rebuild Summit will bring together various organizations to provide learning opportunities while connecting you with people who share your passion to build better, stronger communities and fight back against policies that hurt Vermonters.
More info here.
Saturday, May 20, 12-4:00
Montpelier High School
Arlo Guthrie and
Peter Yarrow Concert

Please join us for this benefit concert for the award-winning Vermont-made film, "The Resurrection of Victor Jara."

Arlo Guthrie & Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary)
Thursday, June 8, 7:30pm
Barre Opera House
Tickets are available.

Filmmaker John Summa will present an extended film trailer, and there will be other special features. Please help support the release of this award-winning film about the Chilean folk-music legend, Victor Jara who was known as the voice of his countries dispossessed and was murdered by the Pinochet regime in Chile in 1973 for his political.

Victor Jara - las casitas del barrio alto 
Victor Jara - las casitas del barrio alto

Read more about  Margaret and Divine Chocolate here.
May 16, 2017
Ben & Jerry's: Friend or Foe?
Last Saturday, we partnered with Ben & Jerry's at World Fair Trade Day last Saturday. We were excited to share free ice cream but our partnership is complicated.

Ben & Jerry's, like the PJC, is committed to supporting and promoting Fair Trade. Unfortunately, these principles haven't been applied domestically to achieve fair labor standards in local supply chains. Ben & Jerry's has an opportunity to change this now by joining the worker-led Milk With Dignity Program and securing the human rights of dairy workers right here in its own backyard....
Worth Celebrating: Divestment Works!
Great news! American company Textron has announced it will end its involvement with cluster munitions. This is wonderful news and truly a victory for the global campaign against cluster munitions showcasing the valuable contribution divestment makes to disarmament...
Efforts continue in Vermont to pressure UVM to divest from banks that invest in fossil fuels. Be in touch if you want to learn more and to get involved.
Welcome Luca
Stop by the store on Saturday and Sunday afternoons to welcome Luca to the PJC staff!

I'm Luca (they/them & she/her) and I've lived in the Burlington area for six years. While here, I've spent my time working with a number of local nonprofits and organizing efforts, including working to implement Restorative Justice practices in Burlington High School, Outright Vermont, Planned Parenthood, and Migrant Justice. My interests lie in building united working class movements against white supremacy and militarized police while engaging in queer and trans resistance. 

I'm excited to have the opportunity through the Peace and Justice Center to connect with folks from around New England about the ways exploitation occurs under capitalism and to continue to build networks with local organizers and nonprofits around regional and national issues of race, class, and gender.

Youth Programs - Summer and Beyond
If you are a young person or have one in your life, check out these wonderful opportunities and help spread the word! We are happy to support and partner with these fabulous groups.
Play in the Wild! Youth Programs offer a full-immersion education in the principles and practice of nonviolence. Kids 5-11, July 10-14 and/or July 17-21, Jeffersonville, VT.
One amazing week of teen empowerment, creativity, action, and friendship for youth aged 13-19. August 6-13, Wheelock, VT.

Kids4Peace camp brings together kids from different religions and cultures for a week of fun, friendship and peace. Current 6th and 7th graders, June 28-July 9, Plymouth State University, NH.

What's the Story? The Vermont Young People Social Action Team
An experiential and digital storytelling course for middle and high school learners. Monthly during the 2017-18 school year in different Vermont locations.  
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.
May 17, Wednesday    
  • 6:30-8:00pm Coalition for a Livable City. Peace & Justice Center, Burlington.
  • 7-9pm Public forum on the worldwide Divestment Movement. Burr & Burton Academy, 57 Seminary Ave, Manchester.
May 18, Thursday     May 19, Friday         
  • 5-5:30pm Peace Vigil. Top of Church St, Burlington. Every Friday.
  • 7-9:00pm "Of the Better Kind," staged reading from Theatre Kavanah. Main St Landing Black Box Theatre, Burlington. Fri, Sat and 4-5pm on Sunday.
May 20, Saturday         
  • 10am-12:00pm Caroline Fund Pro Se Legal Clinic. Lawline of Vermont, 274 N Winooski Ave, Burlington. Every Saturday.
  • 10am-12noon Vets for Peace meeting. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier.
  • 12noon-4pm Resist & Rebuild Summit. Montpelier High School, Montpelier.
  • 2-5pm BLMVT Silent Auction, 325 Main St, Winooski.
  • 2:30-3pm New Volunteer Orientation. Peace & Justice Center, Burlington.
  • 3-4pm Free Trade vs. Fair Trade Presentation. Peace & Justice Center, Burlington.
May 21, Sunday         
  • 9-10:30am Peer-Led Mindfulness Meet-Up for Teens. Stillpoint Center, 7 Kilburn St. Suite 305, Burlington. Every Sunday.
  • 7-8:30pm Central VT Climate Action meeting at UU Church, Montpelier.
May 22, Monday        
  • 5:30-7:30pm Mother Up! Monthly Meet-Up. KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St, Guilford.
  • 7-8:30pm Burlington Node Meeting. 350Vermont office, 255 South Champlain St, Burlington.
May 23, Tuesday    
  • 6-8pm SURJ-BTV. First Unitarian Universalist Society, 152 Pearl St, Burlington.
  • 7-8:30pm Indie Lens Pop Up: Real Boy. Catamount Arts, 115 Eastern Ave, St Johnsbury.
May 24, Wednesday         
  • 7-9pm Merchants of Doubt Film. First Congregational Church, Manchester Ctr.
  • 7-9pm Solidarity Singers. 255 S. Champlain St, Burlington.
May 25, Thursday          May 26, Friday    
  • 6:30-8:30pm Waking the Sleeping Giant: the making of a political revolution. Main St. Landing Film House, 60 Lake St (3rd floor), Burlington.
May 27, Saturday          June 2-4, Friday-Sunday         June 3, Saturday         
  • 10am-12noon Take Steps in Their Shoes. ArtsRiot, Burlington.
  • 10am-12noon Water Ceremony to Begin Riverwalk Clean Up. Manchester.
  • 12:30-1:30pm Greater Bennington Peace & Justice Center Vigil. Four Corners, Bennington.
June 4, Sunday         
  • 11am-1pm Religious Freedom or Religious Tyranny. Bugbee Senior Center, 262 N Main St, White River Junction.
  • 12noon-1pm Vets for Peace live call-in TV show. VCAM, Channel 15.
June 5, Monday         
  • 6:15-8pm Burlington-Bethlehem-Arad Sister City Committee meeting. Miller Center, 130 Gosse Ct, Burlington.
June 8, Thursday         
  • 10:30-11am New Volunteer Orientation. Peace & Justice Center, Burlington.
  • 11am-12noon Cocoa Campaign Presentation. FREE. Peace & Justice Center, Burlington.
  • 5:30-7:30pm WILPF meeting. Peace & Justice Center, Burlington.
  • 5:30-7:30pm Mother Up! Monthly Gathering. First UU Society, 152 Pearl St, Burlington.
  • 7:30-9:30pm Peter Yarrow and Arlo Guthrie Benefit Concert at Barre Opera House, Barre. Tickets.

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
Three more statewide marches are coming up in June. Volunteers are needed. Save the dates for the following events and contact the organizers if you want to be a part of the organizing of them.

March for Truth: Restoring Faith in American Government, June 3, Montpelier
Vermont Lgbtqia Solidarity March, June 10, Montpelier
March for Milk With Dignity supporting Migrant Justice, June 17, Waterbury

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