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PJC Educational Programs and Events
Privilege and Accountability for Aspiring Allies November 2 and 7, 6:30-8:30pm, Shelburne Town Hall. Ita Meno and Kyle Silliman-Smith. Register.
Cocoa Campaign: Fair and Ethical Chocolate Saturday, November 4, 10-11am, PJC. Learn about the cocoa industry and action steps. FREE
Nonviolent Activism for Youth Saturday, November 4, 1-4pm, Kellogg Hubbard Library, Montpelier. Kyle Silliman-Smith and Kina Thorpe. FREE
Bluebird Barbecue Fundraiser Wednesday, November 8, 4:30pm, Bluebird Barbecue, Burlington. Visit or call 802-448-3070 to make a reservation. 
Free Trade vs. Fair Trade Thursday, November 9,  4-5pm, St. Michael's Cheray Science Hall. FREE.

Toxic Whiteness Discussion Group Friday, November 10, 12-1pm, PJC. FREE.

White Fragility Talk Sunday, November 12, 3-4pm, PJC. FREE.

John Lewis- Get in the Way Screening  Thursday, December 14, 7-9pm, Big Picture Theater & Cafe, Waitsfield. 

Nonviolent Activism 101  Saturday, December 16, 3-6pm, PJC. Kyle Silliman-Smith and Kina Thorpe. Register here.

Benefit Bake with American Flatbread Monday, December 20, 5:30-11:30pm, American Flatbread, Burlington. PJC will get a slice of the sales for every pizza you buy. Call  calling 802-861-2999 to make a reservation.

For more info on these events visit the Upcoming Events page on our website or contact us at 863-2345 x6 or
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Grab a bite and help the PJC
What's better than eating good food? Eating good food AND giving back at the same time!

Head over to Bluebird Barbecue on November 8th for their Community Night in support of the PJC. 10% of the entire night's sales will be donated to the PJC. Make sure you let them know you're there for us when you arrive! You can make a reservation by going to or by calling 802-448-3070.

There will also be a bake benefit at American Flatbread on  November 20th . $1.75 of each small pizza and $3.50 of each large pizza will be donated to the PJC. You can make a reservation starting at 4PM by calling 802-861-2999. In the meantime, check out their website to see all of the delicious menu options!

Support the PJC when you shop online!

The New Poor People's Campaign
Do you know about the Poor People's Campaign ? Justice for All is taking the lead on a Vermont contingent of this revival of the campaign Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr started just before his assassination. If you are interested in joining, it is imperative that you compete a pledge card   to enable those at National to have visibility of our numbers. Please email Mark for more information.

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October 31, 2017
Through Survivors' Eyes: Charlottesville, Greensboro and the Fight to Resist White Supremacy
In 1979, in Greensboro, NC, m embers of the KKK and N eo-Nazis o pened f ire on demons tra tors w ho w ere beginning a mar ch ag a inst t he KKK . Tragically, fiv e people were killed and nine were wounded. Sally and Paul Bermanzohn are survivors of the massacre. They are also my parents. My mother was pregnant with me at the time and my father was shot in the head and in the arm. 
Sally and Paul are coming to UVM to talk about Greensboro, Charlottesville, and the historical context of white supremacy. Perhaps most importantly, how we need to resist this hate and move towards a more just society.
For me this story is personal, it is foundational to who I am and how I live my life. This is also one story of many that have happened in this country. This hate, white supremacy, is a heinous part of the foundation of this country. I believe that it is imperative that we learn as much as we can, so we can resist as much as we can when it comes to this kind of hate.   
Sally Bermanzohn comforts her husband, Paul Bermanzohn, after he was shot.

Hear Sally and Paul speak on Thursday, November 9, 4:00pm-6:00pmin the Sugar Maple Ballroom of the  Davis Center at UVM. This event is free and open to the public. 
From the Blog: Equity in the Workplace
by Kina Thorpe, Program Assistant 
Often when we think about the impact of poverty we think about things such as difficulties obtaining basic necessities (housing, food, heat), a lack of transportation, and the inability to save for your child's college fund. These are all very real and serious ways in which poverty impacts individuals but there is another way that we often neglect to think about: work. This goes beyond unemployment, underemployment, or working multiple jobs, to issues within certain policies and expectations that make it difficult for people of lower economic statuses to thrive at work. This is not something that I had given much thought to until I attended Part 1 of "Poverty in an Unequal Economy -- and what we can do about it."  The PJC hosted this workshop by Equity Solutions on October 12. 
One of the first activities we participated in was called Ten Chairs. This activity consisted of one participant laying out across seven chairs while nine others shared the remaining three. Not only was this a striking visual representation of how much wealth and power the top 1% has in comparison to the bottom 99% but it also highlighted our misguided response to this problem. Instead of calling out the system and fighting to gain the extra chairs that they deserved, the nine participants were left trying to get their small sliver of three chairs. As with most people in America today, they had been conditioned to fight over crumbs when there is still an entire cake before them .  
The Ghost of Lord Balfour: Palestine on the 100th Anniversary of the Balfour Declaration
By Mark Hage, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine 
On November 2, 2017, the British government made a public statement via the U.K. Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Lord Rothschild, a prominent leader of the British Jewish community, concerning the establishment of a "national home" for the Jewish people in Palestine: "His Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country."
This declaration, despite its clause on "the civil and religious rights of existing, non-Jewish communities in Palestine," effectively allied the world's strongest empire with international Zionism....
Join VTJP for a talk with Steven Salaita on the Centenary of the Balfour Declaration on November 9 at UVM.
Community Calendar
This is a partial listing. See more events in our public calendar.
October 31, Tuesday    
  • 5-6pm Champlain Area NAACP needs YOU!
  • 5:30-8pm Volunteer drop-in at 350VT Office, Burlington. Every Tuesday.  
November 1, Wednesday      
  • 5-7:30pm Burlington Community Forum on Current Issues. Burlington High School, Burlington.
  • 6-8pm Center for Crime Victim Services listening forums. Green Mtn Tech and Career Ctr, Hyde Park.
  • 6-8:15pm REAL BOY. Film about gender identity. Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington.
  • 6-8pm 350VT Local Group Meeting. Brattleboro.
  • 6-8pm Earth Matters meeting. The Tutorial Center, Manchester Center.
November 2, Thursday         
November 3, Friday November 4, Saturday
November 5, Sunday     November 6, Monday November 8, Wednesday
November 9, Thursday November 10, Friday        
November 11, Saturday November 12, Sunday
  • 2:30-3pm New Volunteer Orientation. PJC.
  • 4-5pm Planning meeting for March for Our Future. 126 College St., Suite 400, Burlington.
  • 4:30-10pm Ethiopian Night at ArtsRiot, Burlington.
November 13, Monday         
  • 7-8:30pm 350VT Node Meeting. Burlington.
November 14, Tuesday November 15, Wednesday         
Please email events for our google calendar and enews. 
Action Highlight: Veterans for Peace this Armistice Day

Veterans for Peace and other peace groups around the U.S. have come together to speak out against the threat of war between the U.S. and North Korea.

Sign the petition now
 and advocate for peace between the two nations rather than war!

On Sunday, November 5th there will be a town hall at the Contois Auditorum in Burlington City Hall for Veterans and community members in order to bring about understanding between Veterans and the communities that they served. You can find out more here. You can see a listing of other Veterans Day events happening across the state in the Burlington Free Press.
And remember, if you see representatives from Veterans for Peace while celebrating Veterans Day, stop to say hi and show them your support!

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