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In This Issue
PJC Educational Programs & Events
Reading Frederick Douglass Monday, July 3, 5:30, City Hall, Burlington. PJC hosts this community reading. Dozens of other readings around the state all month.

Fair Trade 101 Saturday, July 7, 2-3pm at PJC. Learn how global trade has historically come at the expense of marginalized people in the Global South. Arrive at 1:30 for New Volunteer Orientation. FREE.

Talking with Kids About Racism Tuesdays, July 17, 24, and 31, 7-9pm at ZenBarn studio, 179 Guptil Rd, Waterbury Cntr. This three part discussion group 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.

POC in VT Affinity Group  Thursday, July 19, 6pm, A space for Vermonters of color share their experiences. Open to all POC. FREE.
Sunday, August 5, 6pm,
Downtown Burlington. Meet at the top of Church St. near the UU Society of Burlington, 152 Pearl St. Event ends at the Waterfront. Hosted by the PJC and WILPF's Burlington Branch.

Seeing and Disrupting Racism Sunday August 12, 3-4pm, PJC.  This program was developed for predominantly white audiences because efforts to end racism does not fall solely on those oppressed. Learn how white fragility perpetuates racism and specific ways to disrupt that cycle.FREE.
 
For more info on these events visit Upcoming Events or contact program@pjcvt.org.
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Voices for Palestine
Note: This piece is being published as part of a regular series to bring under-reported Palestinian voices to Vermonters.

 

by Wafic Faour,  Vermonters for Justice in Palestine
 



" I was born in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon 12 years after my parents were forced to flee the Upper Galilee in historical Palestine. They lost their home, land, livelihood, and my mother lost her father to a bullet fired by a Jewish terrorist organization called the Haganah. I write "terrorist" organization because that is the label that was given them by the British authority that mandated Palestine post-World War I. My family became scattered between Lebanon, Syria, and the newly formed state of Israel." 

350Vermont Job Opening
350Vermont is hiring for two positions starting this fall:  Development & Communication Manager and Extreme Energy Field Organizer! Check out the descriptions below and find more information on their website .
Vermont Commission on Women Survey
The Vermont Commission on Women would like to know about the most important issues facing women in Vermont. They are doing this survey to learn about what is working well, and what is not working well. Anything you share will help them understand how they can best help women in Vermont. Click here to take the survey.
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June 24, 2018
Frederick Douglass Readings

Throughout the month of July, libraries and other entities around the state will be hosting readings of the famous July 5, 1852 speech where Frederick Douglass objected to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

These events are participatory -- community members are invited to witness and/or join in on the reading. Copies of the speech will be provided. Visit the Vermont Humanities Council's website to find a reading near you!
From the Blog: Why become a member?

There is a lot of deeply disturbing stuff going on - family separation, nuclear threat, police profiling, growing poverty. And there's a lot to be grateful for - the people who show up for rallies and marches, who call and email legislators, who come to educational programs. We appreciate you for being a part of the Peace & Justice Community.

 

You help us build movements through collective engagement. Can you increase your involvement by becoming a new donor or member? We received a $5,000 matching donation so any amount you give will be doubled!

 Continue reading here.

Rebel Womxn: A "Sisters of the Yam" Gathering
It's time. Join REBEL WOMXN July 10-July 13 in New Orleans for an affinity gathering for womxn of color. 
  

This summer Briana Martin, Candace Taylor, Naomi Doe Moody, and Mercedes Mack are inviting you to gather together in community to connect, share offerings related to ancestral food practices, self-love, shadow work, and healing. We'll explore New Orleans, move our bodies, reconnect to ourselves, our wholeness, and to the land. 

For more details visit rebelwomxn.com. For payment/investment details visit  https://www.rebelwomxn.com/join-us.html
Not a womxn of color, but want to support our healing and gathering?! Donations are graciously received at  https://www.rebelwomxn.com/join-us.html
Thank you! 
Community Calendar
This is a partial listing. See more in our public calendar.

June 24, Sunday

June 25, Monday

June 26, Tuesday
  • 6-8pm SURJ-BTV at First Unitarian Universalist Society, Burlington.

June 27, Wednesday

June 28, Thursday
  • International Restorative Justice Conference: Building Communities with a Restorative Approach. UVM Davis Center, Burlington. (Also Friday and Saturday)
  • 1:30-2:15pm Libraries Rock! Author and master drummer, Saragail Benjamin, will bring drums for everyone to play. She'll teach us to play together, then we'll drum a story! Dance it! Sing it! Rock it to the moon! Creative, innovative fun for all ages! Aldrich Public Library, Barre.
  • 6-8pm LGBTQ Community Potluck. Pride Center of Vermont, Burlington.

June 29, Friday

June 30, Saturday

July 1, Sunday

July 2, Monday

July 3, Tuesday
  • 6-8pm 350VT meeting, 22 Church St, Burlington.

July 4, Wednesday

July 5, Thursday
July 8, Sunday

July 9, Monday

July 10, Tuesday
 Please email events for our google calendar and enews.
Action Highlight: End Family Separation


What's happening at the southern border is horrific. Children as young as three months old are being separated from their parents and locked in up in cages like criminals. Some of these children are being sent to detention centers across the country with no clear understanding of when they'll see their parents again. Even more, attempts to reunite families have been difficult due to the government's failure to accurately track where the children are being sent.

We cannot sit by and let our government traumatize these children. Protests are happening across the state from Burlington to Brattleboro so if you are able to go please do. Visit our website to find a protest close to you as well as other ways that you can help support these children. 
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