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Wednesday, February 8th
12 noon - 1:00pm at PJC
Sign-up for Upcoming PJC Educational Programming
Wednesdays Feb 8, 15 and 22, 6:45-8:45, Sterling College, Craftsbury. Facilitated by Kesha Medina and Kyle Silliman-Smith. Space is limited, sign-up online.
Saturday, February 11, 18 and 25, 3-5pm, Steele Community Room, Waterbury. Facilitated by Isaiah Hines and Jade Walker. $75 for the general public / $60 for PJC members. No one turned away for lack of funds. Space is limited, sign-up online or call.
Nonviolent Activism 101
Thursday, February 16, 6-8:30pm, CVU High School, Hinesburg. 
Register online or call 802-482-7194. $10 general / $5 for people over 64 and under 18. 

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. $150 general, $100 for PJC members, scholarship available. Space is limited, call to sign-up.

Nonviolent Activism 101
Wednesdays, March 22 & 29, 6-8pm, at the PJC, Burlington. Space is limited, sign-up or call.
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 PJC membership click here.
come to the Peace & Justice Store to pick up your voucher. 
Email to confirm availability.
Limited supply!

2/8, Wednesday, 9:30am. Mayhem Poets . Student Matinee. Engaging, funny, and powerfully in tune with the real issues that students face each day, the Mayhem Poets impart a hip and positive message that inspires future generations of young people to study and write poetry in classical and contemporary forms, while embracing diversity, non-violence, and a strong sense of self.

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.  
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February 7, 2017
Chocolate for Valentine's Day: At Who's Expense?
In 2001, eight of the largest chocolate companies signed the Harkin-Engel Protocol, an international agreement aimed at ending the Worst Forms of Child Labor and Forced Adult Labor by 2005. This public certification has good intentions, but it is non-binding, has no legal ramifications, and has not done what it intended. Read more about it here
When buying chocolate, we urge you to seriously consider which chocolate companies you support. It is a complex issue and I heartily encourage you to be part of the conversation. Join us this Saturday for our Cocoa Campaign presentation and make sure the chocolate you buy for your sweetie, is not made at the expense of a childhood.

Cocoa Campaign Presentation
60 Lake St, Burlington
Sat, Feb 11, 2017
3:30-4:30 (come early to participate in a New Volunteer Orientation at 3:00)
Marches, rallies, buses
It is a busy time for activist mobilization. We are aware of four more national marches in the next few months:
Click here for information about buses from Vermont.
Protest Signs Wanted!
The Vermont Historical Society is collecting signs and banners from the Women's March on Montpelier and on DC. If you were at either march and want your sign archived, please deliver it to them in Barre, or to the PJC and we will bring them for you. Read more info on their website.

"I Am Vermont Too" is modeled after the "I, Too, Am Harvard" initiative which was designed around people of color sharing their experiences of racism and racial microaggressions at Harvard University. This project is an opportunity for dialogue and reflection for majority white communities who are unaware of the impact that their racial microaggressions have on our community.

Thursday, February 9, at the Statehouse, Montpelier
10:00-11:00 - BLM Press Conference - Ethan Allen Room
11:00-12:00 - I Am Vermont Too Reveal - Cafeteria
12:00-1:00 POC Caucus

More info on facebook

How to Talk With Kids About Racism

"I am a kid who regularly talks with adults about race and racism. I offer a unique perspective to this discussion group because of my age (I am a senior in high school) and my experiences as a youth of color living in Vermont."
--Isaiah Hines, co-facilitator

"As a mother of a toddler and an educator in the public school system I am always looking to connect with others around how are we making  anti-racist parenting and teaching part of our daily lives."
--Jade Walker, co-facilitator

Read more thoughts from the facilitators and other information here. To register for the three-part event, click here.

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 8       
  • 12noon - 1pm Commission for a Vermont State Bank, Cedar Creek Room, State House, Montpelier VT
  • 12noon - 1pm Toxic Whiteness Bag Lunch Discussion Group at Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake St, Burlington, VT.
  • 4:30 - 9:00pm Community Night supports Spectrum at Bluebird Barbecue, 317 Riverside Ave, Burlington.
  • 5:30 - 7:00pm  End Mass Incarceration at Rutland Free Library, 10 Court St, Rutland.
  • 7 - 9pm Moving Forward on Climate Without Washington Webinar with Bernie Sanders. Register now. Contact Johanna Miller for more information.
Thursday, February 9        
  • 9 - 11am  I Am Vermont Too Reveal at BLM Day. Vermont State House, 115 State St, Montpelier.
  • 9am - 1pm  Black Lives Matter Weekend kick off at the Vermont State House, 115 State St, Montpelier, VT.
  • 5 - 7pm  WILPF meeting at Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake St, Burlington.
  • 6 - 9pm To Washington With Love: a postcard writing party at The Art House Gallery, Studio & School, 67 S. Craftsbury Rd, Craftsbury, VT.
  • 6:30 - 8:30pm Talks at the Schomburg: Women's and Girls' Lives Matter on
  • 7 - 9pm Raise the Wage Speakout! Vermont State House, 115 State St, Montpelier.
Saturday, February 11   
  • 8:30am - 12 noon TD Bank out of #DAPL. Burlington.
  • 10am - 12 noon Caroline Fund Pro Se Legal Clinic at Lawline of Vermont, 274 N Winooski Ave, Burlington. Every Saturday.
  • 3 - 3:30pm New Volunteer Orientation at Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake St, Burlington.
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm Cocoa Campaign Presentation and Discussion. Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake St, Burlington.
Sunday, February 12
  • 11am - 5pm  Fighting Fascism: Building Your Community. Vermont Worker's Center, 294 N Winooski Ave, Burlington.
  • 12 noon - 2pm  Romance and Resistance. Potluck Brunch and Valentine Card Making for the politicians we love, like John Lewis and UNValentine Day Cards for the ones we do not . Bring food and/or art supplies. At 70 Wright Ave, Burlington.
Monday, February 13        
  • 6 - 8pm Vermonters for Justice in Palestine meeting at Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake St, Burlington.
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm  Do Not Resist with Filmmaker Craig Atkinson. About the militarization of police in America. Silver Maple Ballroom, Davis Center, UVM.
  • 7 - 9pm Black Lives Matter VT Action Meeting at the Integrated Arts Academy, Archibald St, Burlington.
Wednesday,  February 15       
  • 6:30pm - 8pm Coalition for a Livable City at Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake St, Burlington.
  • 7 - 9pm Freedom Cafe, 118 Elliot St, Guilford, VT. An evening of dance and discussion, interweaves personal stories, evocative imagery, and athletic choreography in an examination of mass incarceration in the US.
Thursday,  February 16
  • 7:30pm - 10pm Comic Relief: A Benefit for COTS at ArtsRiot - ArtsRiot, 400 Pine St, Burlington.
Friday, February 17        Saturday, February 18
  • 10am - 12 noon Vets for Peace meeting. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier.
  • 10:30 - 11:30am Learning about Nonviolence: Children's March of 1963. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier.
  • 7 - 9pm "How I Brought Peace to the Middle East" at Saint Michael's College, McCarthy Arts Center Recital Hall, Colchester.
Sunday,  February 19        
  • 6 - 8pm  Barre Community Action Meeting. Old Labor Hall, 46 Granite St, Barre.
Tuesday, February 21        
  • 11am - 11pm Planned Parenthood Benefit At Three Penny Taproom, 108 Main St, Montpelier.
  • 7 - 8:30pm Champlain Area NAACP meeting in 427A Waterman Building, UVM, Burlington.
  • 7 - 9pm Community Book Discussion: Brown Girl Dreaming. Richmond Free Library, 201 Bridge St, Richmond.

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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