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FREE PJC Events with sign-up info
New Volunteer Orientation with Fair Trade vs Free Trade Presentation. Sunday, September 18,  3-4pm. Learn about the history and current programs of the PJC and how you can use your skills and interests to help. Email or call (802) 863-2345 X9 for more information. 

Mindfulness for Activists
Mondays, September 19 & 26, 6-8pm, PJC. Led by Rachel Siegel and Judy Yarnall. Sign-up here or call (802) 863-2345 X6.

Screening of "Indivisible: Love Knows No Borders"  Thursday, September 22, 7pm, Main Street Landing Film House, Burlington. Director Hilary Linder will answer questions following the screening. Cosponsored by PJC.

Saturday, September 24, 10am - 3pm, Manchester Community Library, Manchester. Sign up here or call (802) 863-2345 X6.

Building Empathy and Addressing Racism
Mondays October 3, 10, & 17, 6:45-8:45pm, Sterling College, Simpson 3, Craftsbury Common. Led by Alyssa Chen and Rachel Wilson. Sign up here or call (802) 863-2345 X6. 
Saturdays, October 15, 22 and 29, 3-5:00. PJC. Discussion group facilitated by Traci Griffith and Rachel Siegel. Sign up here or call (802) 863-2345 X6.
Flynn Center Vouchers

Pick up a voucher for these shows at PJC and redeem it at the Flynn for a $2 ticket. For current PJC members and volunteers. For more information on PJC membership click here.

Available next week. Limited supply! Email to confirm availability.
10/7 at 8pm : Rennie Harris  Puremovement encompasses rich African-American traditions voiced by a new generation, providing a sincere view of the spirit of hip-hop.

10/14 at 8pm
: Esperanza Spalding: Emily's D+Evolution. "A fresh artistic vision for the four-time Grammy winner, a daring tapestry of music, vibrant imagery, performance art, and stage design." -Ebony  

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September 13, 2016
North Dakota Pipeline
The Peace & Justice Center is collaborating with others to plan a solidarity action in the Burlington area to join the 1000s of people in North Dakota protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. Stay tuned and be in touch if you are able to help.

The mainstream media has only minimally reported on the situation but you can find a lot of information on social media, Democracy Now!, and other outlets. Here is one article from the Huffington Post with very powerful photographs.

Lastly, thank you Rising Tide Vermont for the action you held today in Vergennes. Here are ways you can support the effort that they recommend.  #NoDAPL
Mindfulness for Activists 

Gandhi says "If we adhere to complete nonviolence in thought, work and deed, freedom is assured." This statement suggests that it is critical that we notice negative, self destructive thoughts. When we root our nonviolent activism in mindfulness, we are more effective in our work. 

Join us as we discuss, cultivate, and practice the use of self compassion and compassion for others in our work for peace and social justice.

Monday, September 19 & Monday, September 26
6-7:30pm at PJC. Click here for more information and to sign up.
is a feature-length documentary film about the real people at the heart of our nation's immigration debate. Renata, Evelyn, and Antonio were young children when their parents brought them to the U.S. in search of a better life; they were teenagers when their mothers, fathers, and siblings were deported. Today, they are known as Dreamers.
Indivisible takes place at a pivotal moment in their lives, as they fight for a pathway to citizenship and a chance to be reunited with their loved ones. Frustrated with the stalled legislative process, the trio take matters into their own hands and petition for a special waiver that would allow them to leave the U.S to visit their families-and legally return. With the future of immigration reform uncertain, the three do not know if their trips are a once in a lifetime experience, or the beginning of true family reunification.
Director Hilary Linder will answer questions following the screening. More info.

Thursday, September 22, 7-9pm (6pm refreshments) at Main Street Landing Film House, 60 Lake St., Burlington. Free.  
What Can Tarot Cards Teach Us About Climate Change?

It can be hard to face a future we fear. Divination has been used by cultures throughout the world to help people navigate difficult futures. Artist James Leonard has adapted Tarot cards to help others process what he calls "overwhelming climate anxiety." This summer he's traveling the country, making one-day stops to give climate change divinatory readings inside a special, hand-sewn tent. 

He calls his artwork The Tent of Casually Observed Phenologies. Come check it out!

15 minute free Climate Change Tarot Card readings
Thursday, September 22,
outside the Peace & Justice Store
Other Community Events
Tuesday, September 13
  • 7pm  Champlain Area NAACP  Meets every second Tuesday of the month. More information. 427A Waterman Building, UVM, Burlington VT.
Saturday, September 17
  • 10am-12noon Veterans for Peace, Will Miller Green Mountain Chapter meeting at Montpelier's Kellogg-Hubbard Library.
Tuesday, September 20
  • 7pm The Killing of Michael Brown: Four Hours, a Boy, and the Agony of a Father. Michael Brown, Sr. decided to turn the pain and challenges of losing his son into an opportunity of change. McCarthy Arts Center, St Michael's College, Colchester, VT
  • 7pm Toward a Just Economy: A Framework for Progress  with the 1st Unitarian Universalist Society, Vermont Interfaith Action, Public Assets Institute, and Rights & Democracy. The greatest defense of democracy is an informed and active citizenry. At the 1st UU, 152 Pearl St (top of Church St). Email for more info
Wednesday, September 21
  • 12 noon - 2pm Community Council for Accountability with Law Enforcement Officials (CALEO): Community members, law enforcement and criminal justice officials are being called upon to demonstrate a commitment to verifiable change in policing, courts and public institutions. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Email for info.
  • 6:30pm The Coalition for a Livable City is a an alliance of Burlington, Vermont community groups working together to restore threatened public processes in defense of the environment, quality of life, transparency in governance, and democratic participation to our city.
Thursday, September 22
  • 5-6:15pm Racism, Islamophobia, and Empire: A New Understanding of Islam, Rooted in Social Justice, Gender Equity, and Religious/Ethnic Pluralism Memorial Lounge, Waterman Hall, UVM.
Saturday, September 24
  • 9am-4pm Freaks, Radicals & Hippies: Counterculture in 1970s Vermont. This exhibit offers a look back into this influential time in Vermont's recent past. More info. Vermont Historical Society, 60 Washington St, Barre, VT
Monday, September 26
Thursday, September 29
  • 7pm A Legacy of Love: Teaching Non-Violence to Heal a World consumed by violence with  Gandhi's grandson, Arun Gandhi. McCarthy Arts Center, St Michael's College, Colchester, VT
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.  
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