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Upcoming Events
"One Bead at a Time" by Beverly Little Thunder, Book Release and Signing Thursday, December 15 5-7:30pm, at the PJC. See article for more info. ----> 
Saturday, December 17 3-4pm, at the PJC. Led by Kristen Connors. Email to register or just drop-in.

Orientation for Mentoring with VRRP/Play in the Wild!
Thursday, January 5 at 6:30pm, at the PJC.

Standing Rock Report Back
Tuesday, January 10 5:30-7pm
at PJC. Join us at 5pm for refreshments before discussion. All donations will go to Two Spirit Camp. FREE

Wednesdays, January 11, 18, and 25, from 6:30-8:30pm, at Memorial Hall in Essex. Limited space, register here. Supported by Heart and Soul and the Essex CJC. FREE

Toxic Whiteness Bag Lunch Discussion
Wednesday, January 11 12-1:00, at PJC.Facilitated discussion on the negative impact of racism on white people. This drop-in lunch time program will continue on Feb 8 and March 8. FREE

Understanding Fair Trade Labels Presentation
Saturday, January 14 from 3:30-4:30pm, at the PJC. Arrive at 3pm to participate in a PJC Volunteer Orientation.

Zumbathon for the PJC
Saturday, January 14 from 5:30-7pm, at Colchester High School. $15 admission, 100% of the proceeds support PJC! 
Dr. King and the Children's March of 1963

Monday, January 16 from 11-12 noon, ECHO Center, Burlington. Best for kids ages 5-10. Part of ECHO's full day of MLK programming. FREE  
Thursday, January 19 from 6-10pm. ECHO Center. PJC's annual fundraiser. As in all good revolutions; there will be celebration, food, & dancing!

"I Am Not Your Negro" Thursday, Jan 26 at 6:00, Main Street Landing Film House. A doc based on James Baldwin's writing. Free for VTIFF members, more ticket info hereIf cost is prohibitive for you, please let us know.

Fair Trade vs. Free Trade Presentation and Discussion
Saturday, January 28 from 3:30-4:30pm, at the PJC. Arrive at 3pm to participate in a PJC Volunteer Orientation.
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December 13, 2016
This week: "One Bead at a Time" Book Event

"One Bead at a Time" is an oral memoir of Beverly Little Thunder, a two-spirit Lakota Elder from Standing Rock, who has lived most of her life in service to Indigenous and non-Indigenous women in vast areas of both the United States and Canada. Transcribed and edited by two-spirit M├ętis writer Sharron Proulx-Turner, Little Thunder's narrative is told verbatim, her melodious voice and keen sense of humor almost audible overtop of the text on the page. Enjoy this book review in My LGBT POV.

Listen to this lovely and powerful interview with Grandmother Beverly and Pam Alexander on Moccasin Tracks radio last summer.

Join us for a book release and signing at the PJC with Beverly Little Thunder on Thursday, December 15, 5-7:30 at the PJC. This Book reading and signing includes Q&A with the author and light refreshments. For more information about this free event call 802-863-2345 x3.

Coming Back to Life: Revolutionary Connection TONIGHT

Winona LaDuke, American environmentalist, economist, and writer, reminds us, as do the Water Protectors at Standing Rock, that "part of the mythology that they've been teaching you is that you have no power. Power is not brute force and money; power is in your spirit. Power is in your soul. It is what your ancestors, your old people gave you. Power is in the earth; it is in your relationship to the earth."  Joanna Macy's Work that Reconnects addresses how to utilize that power. 
Come to an introduction to and active exploration of Joanna Macy's work on Tuesday, December 13, 6-8:00pm at the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. More info on facebook

GunSense Vigils around the State

On December 14, 2016 Vermonters across the state and others across the country will gather to remember the victims of gun violence in the United States and renew their commitment to working to keep guns out of the wrong hands.

For details of the vigils in Brattleboro, Burlington, Middlebury, Norwich and Woodstock, and for more information, please see the facebook event.
Other Community Events
  Thursday, December 15
  • 6-8pm The Student Diversity Union of South Burlington High School is hosting a screening of the documentary '13th.'  The film centers on race in the US criminal justice system. The title references the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution, which outlawed slavery (unless as punishment for a crime). Ava DuVernay's documentary argues that slavery is being effectively perpetuated through mass incarceration. Facebook link.
Saturday, December 17
  • 10am-12 noon Caroline Fund Pro Se Legal Clinic at Lawline of Vermont, 274 N Winooski Ave, Burlington. Every Saturday. For more info, contact Sandy Baird 802-862-2001 or
  • 10am to 12 noon Veterans for Peace, Will Miller Green Mountain Chapter meets monthly in Montpelier's Kellogg-Hubbard Library.
  • 2-5pm A Yogic Lens into Oppression led by Candace Taylor. Aloha Healing Hut, 315 Plains Rd, Westford VT. $45.
Tuesday, December 20
  • 5-6:30pm Let's Taco About It! (Ages 12-26). Spectrum's Youth panel & discussion with Attorney General-elect T.J. Donovan, Rapid Intervention Community Court Coordinator Emmet Helrich, lawyer Chris Reiss, ACLU-Vermont staff attorney Jay Diaz, and more. Many young people have expressed concerns regarding their safety and are unsure of their futures. Spectrum Youth and Family Services is hosting a panel and discussion for our youth and any others who'd like to attend. Downstairs Community Room at the 1st UU Society, top of Church St. Facebook link.
  • 7-8:30pm Champlain Area NAACP meeting at 427A Waterman Building, UVM. Meetings are every second Tuesday of the month. 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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