-- Two easy petitions on immigration rights and anti-semitism at the end of this email.
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In This Issue
PJC Educational Programs & Events
Friday, November 2. 
This workshop is presented as part of the  Y outh Environmental Summit (YES!) in Barre.  Click here for more info.

Saturday, November 3, 2-3pm, PJC. Learn the history of global trade and how it has come at the expense of people in the Global South. Join at 1:30pm for New Volunteer Orientation. FREE  

Toxic Whiteness Discussion Group Tuesday, November 6, 12-1pm, PJC. Monthly drop-in group specifically for white people. FREE 

Talking with Kids about Racism  Tuesdays, November 13, 27, and December 11, from 7-9pm at Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury. A program for parents, families, neighbors, caregivers, teachers, or anyone concerned about racisms' effect on children. Register here.
POC in VT Affinity Group Thursday, November 15,  6-8:00pm,  PJC. Join Song Nguyen in exploring how people of color can be heard and build community in a predominately white state. This monthly meeting is for all people of color. FREE
Shake Off Saturday, December 1, 6-11pm, 
at the Train Station at Main Street Landing.  Be part of the best dance party of the year. Money goes to support VT Access to Reproductive Freedom. Cosponsored by the PJC. Suggested donation is $15-$150. 
Seeing and Disrupting Racism  Thursday, December 8, 2-3pm PJC. Define racism and explore how white fragility perpetuates racism and specific ways to disrupt the cycle. FREE
For more info on these events visit Upcoming Events or contact program@pjcvt.org.
Abolish ICE Legal Fees
On July 28, 13 protesters participated in civil disobedience and were arrested outside the ICE offices in Williston. Two of the protesters were minors.

It would be great if civil disobedience was a tactic more people could utilize regardless of economic status. Most of the people who were arrested are able to pay for their share and more. Others are not able to do so easily. 
Help those who can't afford the fees and other immigrant rights efforts by contributing to this Go Fund Me .
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Guerilla Girls
PUSH/PUSHBACK- 9 Steps to Make a Difference with Art and Activism with Aphra Behn of the Guerilla Girls!
10/30 @ 6pm @ the Fleming Museum.

Guerilla Girls on Tour are feminist activist artists dedicated to generating a conversation about the current state of women in the arts. In this humorous and enlightening interactive talk, Aphra Behn details how the actions of one person can push against the status quo. 
October 30, 2018
From the Blog: Tree of Life Attack, "White Right" film, and Community
-Rachel Siegel, PJC Executive Director
When my partner, Jules, showed me the headlines Saturday morning about the murders at the Pittsburg Tree of Life Synagogue during their Shabbat service, I was deeply rattled. I imagined being there. I imagined my kids being there. I felt panic, fear, desperation. I felt myself losing hope for humanity.
Then I learned of the  attempted rampage just days before at the predominantly black First Baptist Church in Jeffersontown, Kentucky. I was equally horrified by that and was disturbed that it was getting so little media attention. Was it because it was a black church? Was it because "only" two people were killed?
It is hard to find words to express how disturbing it is to live through this era of increasingly brazen fascist ideology and violence. At times it is hard to "keep on keeping on" but I carried on with my weekend of work and family commitments. One of my stops was at the Vermont International Film Festival (VTIFF).
Armistice Day

Join us in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I on November 11th, 1918. Come together to celebrate peace. A procession will take place down Church Street from the Unitarian Church to the BCA firehouse at 12:30 p.m.

From 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., on the second floor of the BCA, there will be songs, poetry, and speeches from artists aimed towards understanding Armistice Day and reclaiming it as a celebration of peace. The event will also include a panel featuring community voices as well as members from VT Veterans for Peace, and Activists Against the F-35.

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to participate in this historic event in rededicating ourselves to fostering peace!
Talking with Kids About Racism
Children are aware of the horrific things that are happening in our country surrounding race and racism, nationalism, etc.. Whether a parent, teacher, babysitter, whatever your role, it is imperative that you engage in meaningful conversations with the children in your life about why all of this is happening and what it means. 
Luckily, you don't have to go into these conversations unprepared. Talking with Kids About Racism is a three-part program that addresses the impact of racism on our children. It is designed to help people discuss these issues with children in a meaningful and age- appropriate way. Space is limited. Register here.
Community Calendar
This is a parti al listing. See more in our public  calendar .
October 30, Tuesday
October 31, Wednesday
  • 3:30-6:30pm Social Justice and Conflict Resolution: Examples from Africa. Room 419, Livak Ballroom, Davis Center, UVM, Burlington.
  • 6:30 Vigil to Remember Tree of Life Victims, Statehouse Lawn, Montpelier
  • 6-8pm RAD Organizing Team Meeting. 423 Main St, Bennington.
  • 6-8pm Families United. The Root Social Justice Center, Brattleboro.
November 1, Thursday November 2, Friday November 3, Saturday November 4, Sunday November 5, Monday November 6, Tuesday
  • 6-8pm 350VT meeting. 179 South Winooski Ave #201, Burlington.
  • 6-8pm Save Our Skies meeting at PJC, Burlington.
November 7, Wednesday November 8, Thursday
  • 5:30-7pm WILPF meeting at Peace & Justice Center, Burlington.
  • 7-9pm Coming Home film screening. Vermont Veterans Home, Bennington.
November 10, Saturday November 11, Sunday
  • 11am-7pm 350Vemont Annual Convergence. 11am-3pm Workshop: How are racial justice & climate justice connected? First Cong Church, Burlington.
  • 12:30-2:30pm Armistice Day: A Celebration and Reclamation. Burlington City Arts, Burlington.
  • 2-5:30pm Soul Food Sundays. POC Gathering. The Root Social Justice Center, Brattleboro.
  • 7-9pm Coming Home film screening. The Congregational Church of Middlebury.
November 12, Monday
  • 5-6pm The Ambiguity of Thanksgiving: the Role of Womyn and Two Spirit People in the Past and Today, Beverly Little Thunder and Rachel Siegel speak at UVM Davis Center
  • 6-7:30pm Vermonters for Justice in Palestine - VTJP meeting at PJC, Burlington.
  • 7-8:30pm 350VT mtg. 350VT office, 179 South Winooski Ave #201, Burlington.
November 13, Tuesday
  • 6-8:30pm PJC board mtg at PJC, Burlington.
November 14, Wednesday
  • Basic Meditation Fall Workshop. Champlain College, Burlington.
  • 6-8pm Bennington RAD Organizing Team meeting, 423 Main St, Bennington.
  • 6-8pm Families United. The Root Social Justice Center, Brattleboro.
  • 6-8pm Interrupting Hate & Addressing Unintentional Bias. Unitarian Church Of Montpelier
  • 6:30-7:30pm Book Discussion: In My Father's House by Ernest J. Gaines. South Burlington Public Library, located in University Mall, South Burlington.
  • 7-8:30pm 350VT  Meeting. 115 Hillside St, Bennington.

Please email us events for our google calendar and enews
Action Highlight : Tree of Life and Amazon Immigration Petitions
In response to shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue that claimed that life of 11 congregants, over 72,000 people have signed an open letter  from progressive Jewish leaders saying President Trump is not welcome in Pittsburgh until he denounces white nationalism:
"For the past three years your words and your policies have emboldened a growing white nationalist movement. You yourself called the murderer evil, but yesterday's violence is the direct culmination of your influence. 
President Trump, you are not welcome in Pittsburgh until you fully denounce white nationalism.

Our Jewish community is not the only group you have targeted. You have also deliberately undermined the safety of people of color, Muslims, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities. Yesterday's massacre is not the first act of terror you incited against a minority group in our country." 
Click here to read and sign the full letter.
New research shows that Amazon is helping ICE track, detain, and deport immigrants -- in a big way. We've known that Amazon's servers host Palantir, the company that provides ICE with "mission-critical services," such as its case management software, and we've been pressuring Amazon to drop Palantir. But it turns out Amazon's role in the deportation machine goes deeper than that.
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