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Thursday, February 23
6-7:30pm at PJC
Sign-up for Upcoming PJC Educational Programming
Privilege & Accountability: Becoming an Ally
Thursdays (5:30-7:30pm) and Sundays (3-5pm), March 9, 12, 16, & 19, at PJC, Burlington. Facilitated by Francine Serwili-Ngunga and Rachel Siegel. Space is limited, sign-up here or call.

Nonviolent Activism 101
Wednesdays, March 22 & 29, 6-8pm, at the PJC in Burlington.
Space is limited, sign-up or call.
Saturday, April 8, 9:00am-3:30pm, at Burlington High School, e-mail for more info and/or to get involved. Participant registration form coming soon.

Building A World Beyond War: What Will It Take?
Saturday, April 22, 9am-4:30pm at Winooski High School. Click here to apply to be a presenter and answer the question of the event. Apply by Feb 28th. Participant registration form coming soon. 
Emma's Revolution in Concert
Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the 1st UU Society, Burlington. Smart, funny and informative -- like Rachel Maddow and Jon Stewart with guitars. Emma's Revolution  is the duo of award-winning activist musicians, Pat Humphries & Sandy O. Tickets on sale at the Peace & Justice Store. $18 cash or checks only, please. 
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.  
March 9, Thursday, 10am.
The Vermont Youth Orchestra and Vermont Symphony Orchestra.The three-year partnership aims to celebrate the magic of orchestral music and inspire schoolchildren to raise their musical voices. 

March 13, Monday, 12 noon. The American Revolution. An incredible feat of imaginative physical theater, the spirited and multicultural ensemble from Theater UnSpeakable conveys a vast historic cast of characters and a thrilling amount of drama.
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February 21, 2017
World Beyond War Conference and Symposium for Social Justice Action
The Peace & Justice Center is helping coordinate two day-long events in April. SAVE THE DATES!

Symposium for Social Justice Action Groups

Saturday, April 8, 9-3:30, Burlington HS

Hear about the work that the ACLU, Migrant Justice, Rights and Democracy, Vermont CARES, and dozens of other groups are doing and find out how to get involved! If you are part of a group that is looking for more people power, please email Rachel.  

Building A World Beyond War: What Will It Take? Saturday, April 22, 9-4:30, at Winooski HS
Apply to lead a workshop/presentation /panel to share your solution! Organizations and individuals will look at this issue of building a world beyond war from different lenses and angles. If you or someone you know is interested, please fill out an online form by February 28th. If you have questions email Kyle or call 863-2345 x6.

Registration for each event will open soon.
Champlain Area NAACP events
Saving Our Selves (SOS) Symposium
creating a safe place to address the issues of our communities. Discussion Topics: how to get involved, how to prepare my family, preparing for police interactions, and staying healthy. 9:00-11:30. FREE and for all ages. 

Please join us after for a Soul Food Dinner fundraiser to benefit the Champlain Area NAACP. Tickets: $15, $20 at the door.

Both events are this Saturday, February 25, First Congregational Church, 38 So Winooski Ave, Burlington.
Bus to March for Science in DC?
Please contact us to let us know if you might be interested in riding a bus to the March for Science in Washington, DC on Earth Day, April 22. We are determining if there is enough interest to rent a bus. Email Wendy to let her know if you might join us. (No commitment necessary yet.)

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.

Wednesday, February 22         
  • 4-5pm Equal Exchange Action Forum: "The Citizen-Consumer Dilema." Facebook Live.
Thursday, February 23         
  • 6-7:30pm Disrupting Violence Discussion and Practice Group. Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake St, Burlington.
  • 6-8pm Saint Michael's alumnus and NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman:  "Reporting on war and conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq." Bowman will speak alongside a veteran of both wars who will describe their lives in Vermont since returning. Free. Email for more information.
  • 7-8:30pm Black Lives Matter in the Era of Trump. The Will Miller Social Justice Lecture Series presents Keanga-Yamahtta Taylor, assistant professor of African American Studies at Princeton, who writes on black politics, social movements and racial inequality in the US. Free. More info here. UVM Davis Center, Burlington.
Friday, February 24         
  • 6:30-8:30pm Burlington City Council Candidates Panel. Unitarian Universalist Society, 152 Pearl St, Burlington.  More info.
Saturday, February 25         
  • 9-11:30am Saving Our Selves Symposium. Free. Followed by 11:30am-3pm Soul Food Fundraiser for the Champlain Area NAACP. Tickets: $15, $20 at the door. Congregational Church, 38 S Winooski Ave, Burlington.
  • 10:00am-12noon Caroline Fund Pro Se Legal Clinic. Lawline of Vermont, 274 N Winooski Ave, Burlington. Every Saturday.
  • 10:30am-12noon Montpelier Save Healthcare Rally. Unitarian Church Of Montpelier, 130 Main St, Montpelier.Facebook event.
  • 10:30am-12noon Bennington Save Healthcare Rally. Oldcastle Theatre Company, 331 Main St, Bennington. Facebook event
  • 12noon-1:30pm Rutland Save Healthcare Rally. Unitarian Universalist Church, 117 West St, Rutland. Facebook event.
  • 3-3:30pm New Volunteer Orientation. Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake St, Burlington.

  • 3:30-4:30pm White Fragility Presentation and Discussion. Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake St, Burlington. FREE
Sunday, February 26         
  • 3-4:30pm A Celebration of Black History Interfaith Community Solidarity Event. Speaker Rev. Toussaint King Hill of Atlanta, Georgia. With the Montreal Gospel Choir. Presented by Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center. UU,152 Pearl St, Burlington.
  • 3-5pm Together We Rise is a sacred space for activists to gather guided by intention and the power of prayer. Winooski.
  • 6-10pm The Show Up Shows Vol. 1: A Benefit for the ACLU. The Monkey House, 30 Main St, Winooski.
  • 6:30-8:30pm Jacobin reading groups bring leftists together to engage with socialist ideas in a lively, open, and non-doctrinaire environment. Vermont Worker's Center, 294 N Winooski Ave, Burlington.
Tuesday, February 28            Wednesday, March 1         
  • 10am-12noon Empathy Day. Make Vermont safer and better by locking up fewer people! VCJR will join the national event sponsored by #cut50. State House, Montpelier.
  • 4:30-9pm BlueBird BBQ Supports Pride Center of VT. 317 Riverside Ave, Burlington.
Thursday, March 2         
  • 6-8pm Rutland RAD Community Action Mtg. Leahy Education Center at the Rutland Regional Medical Center.
  • 7-9pm Alonzo Bodden at Vermont Comedy Club (Multiple Shows). 101 Main St, Burlington.
Saturday, March 4         
  • 12:30-1:30pm Greater Bennington Peace & Justice Center Vigil. Shock. Outrage. Resistance. Repeat. At Four Corners, Bennington.
Sunday, March 5         
  • 12noon-1pm Vets for Peace live call-in TV show. VCAM, Channel 15.
Monday, March 6         
  • 4:30-6pm International Religious Freedom: From Genocide to Peace. Dr. Maryann Cusimano-Love will discuss the current situation in Iraq and other countries in the region. Saint Michael's College, Dion Family Student Center, Colchester.
  • 6:15-8pm Burlington-Bethlehem-Arad Sister City Committee meeting. Miller Center, 130 Gosse Ct, Burlington.
  • 6:30-8pm Burlington RAD Community Action Mtg. Champlain Senior Center, 241 N Winooski Ave, Burlington.
  Wednesday, March 8         
  • International Women's Day.  A Day Without a Woman strike. Women and our allies will act together creatively to withdraw from the corporations that harm us and find ways to support the businesses, organizations and communities that sustain us.
  • 12noon-1pm Toxic Whiteness Bag Lunch Discussion Group.Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake St, Burlington.
Thursday, March 9         
  • 5:30-7:30pm WILPF Meeting. Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake St, Burlington.
Friday, March 10    
  • Stand with Standing Rock March on Washington DC. Facebook event.

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.
Activist Highlight


If you haven't already checked out Indivisible, please take a minute to do so now. We are so excited about this incredible resource for both seasoned activists and those who are new to nonviolent resistance. In the guide, former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen.
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