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FREE PJC Events w/sign-up info
"Rising to the Challenge" Book Signing and Talk by Ruah Swennerfelt
Thursday, August 18, 6-7:30pm PJC. Email or call (802) 863-2345 X3 for more info.

New Volunteer Orientation with Fair Trade vs Free Trade Presentation. Saturday, August 20,  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.

Frederick Douglass Book Discussion Group
Wednesday, August 24, 6-8pm, PJC. Designed and led by Emily Bernard. Pick up a free copy of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave at the Center. Sign up here to receive the recommended reading list or call (802) 863-2345 X6.

Building Empathy to Address Racial Oppression  Tuesdays, September 13, 20, & 27, 6:30-8:30pm, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier. Led by Alyssa Chen and Julie Drogin. Sign-up here or call (802) 863-2345 X6.

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. 
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August 16, 2016

Jake Witzenfeld
"I hope that Oriented can help people unlearn their defensive and divisive behavior and 'embrace the grey' of the complex human stories that may lead us to a reconstructive attitude in forging a shared future," said Jake Witzenfeld, Director/Producer of Oriented.

Sharing why he wanted to make this film, he continued, "As a British Jew tired of the cyclically clashing narratives on the Israel-Palestine conflict..."
Free copies of Frederick Douglass' book
Get your free book and join this discussion on the life and work of Frederick Douglass, slavery in the United States, and current manifestations of racism. Designed and led by Dr. Emily Bernard and supported by the Vermont Humanities Council's Reading and Discussion program, participants are asked to consider Douglass' narrative in terms of its continuing implications in the world of contemporary American race relations... 

Wednesday, August 24, 6-8pm at PJC.
Signing up is strongly encouraged.
For more info: 863-2345 x6

"Do Not Resist" film screening and Q&A
Starting on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, as the community grapples with the death of Michael Brown, Do Not Resist offers a stunning look at the current state of policing in America and a glimpse into the future. The documentary film puts viewers in the center of the action - from a ride-along with a South Carolina SWAT team and inside a police training seminar that teaches the importance of "righteous violence" to the floor of a congressional hearing on the proliferation of military equipment in small-town police departments - before exploring where technology could lead the field next.

Thursday, August 25, 7pm, Main Street Landing Film House
Followed by a post-screening Q&A with the film director Craig Atkinson and Burlington Chief of Police Brandon Del Pozo.
More information at VTIFF.

People involved with and/or concerned about the militarization of police and Black Lives Matter movement encouraged to show up, add information, and ask questions.



Other Community Events
Wednesday, August 17
  • 6:30pm The Coalition for a Livable City is a an alliance of Burlington 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. Monthly meeting at PJC.
Thursday, August 18
  • 6-7:30pm Ruah Swennerfelt will be reading a few excerpts from her new book Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith (transitioning to a carbon free world) followed by an open discussion at the Peace & Justice Store. Foreword by Rob Hopkins, the founder of the Transition Movement and endorsements by Bill McKibben, Starhawk, Stephanie Kaza, Rabbi Arthur Waskow, and Brian Tokar. More information.
Saturday, August 20
  • 10am Veterans for Peace, Will Miller Green Mountain Chapter meets monthly in Montpelier's Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Email for more information.
Thursday, August 25
  • 7-9pm Do Not Resist documentary film followed by a post-screening Q&A with film director Craig Atkinson and Burlington Chief of Police Brandon Del Pozo. Presented by Main Street Landing and VTIFF. $8 / $5 Students / FREE for VTIFF Members. Purchase tickets at the door or online.
Friday & Saturday, August 26 & 27
  • 7:30pm and 10pm. It's Hari Kondabolu! Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based comic who the NY Times has called one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today. He has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, CONAN, John Oliver's New York Standup Show, Comedy Central's Live at Gotham and in 2014 at Arts Riot. TICKETS: $20 (plus taxes & fees). Vermont Comedy Club, Burlington.

Wednesday, August 31 

  •  6pm Join the Fight for Fifteen! A Vermont coalition wants to move Vermont minimum wage to $15 per hour. Join us as we plan strategies and take action. At the Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Contact Charles Winkleman for more information.
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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