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PJC Events & Registration Info
Building Empathy and Addressing Racial Oppression Wednesdays, May 25, June 1 & 8, 6:30-8:30pm. Brownell Library, Essex Jct. Led by Hal Colston and Kyle Silliman-Smith. RSVP or call 863-2345 x6. FREE!
Nonviolent Activism 101 Saturday, May 28, 12-5pm, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. RSVP 863-2345 x6 or e-mail. Presented in partnership with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Click here to RSVP. FREE!

Loving Day 2016 Saturday, June 18, 2-4pm,  Pride Center VT, 255 Champlain St, Burlington. Presented in partnership with Loving Day VT and Pride Center VT. FREE!

Saturday, July 16, 12-5pm, Pride Center VT, 255 Champlain St, Burlington. RSVP at 863-2345 x6 or e-mail . Presented with Pride Center VT. Donations accepted. Click here to RSVP

Building Empathy and Addressing Racial Oppression Tuesdays, September 13, 20, & 27, 6:30-8:30pm, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier. RSVP  or call 863-2345 x6. Presented in partnership with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. FREE!
Flynn Center Vouchers
Pick up a voucher for these shows at PJC and redeem it at the Flynn for a $2 ticket. For current PJC members and volunteers. For more information on PJC membership click here. Limited supply!
Kenny Barron Trio feat. Vermont All State Jazz Band  Friday,  June 10, 8pm. "One of the top jazz pianists in the world" (Los Ange les Times), Kenny Barron was honored in 2012 with a DC Jazz Festival Lifetime Achievement 
Dianne Schurr & The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra
Sunday, June 12, 8pm. " Dianne Schuur's voice is, to put it very mildly, beautiful. She has a vocal range that can deliver low, grumbly laments and high, crooning wails with equal effectiveness, and wonderful vibranto" (CMJ).
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May 24, 2016
PJC Classes Empower Vermonters
Building Empathy and Addressing Racial Oppression past participants say:
"I find myself talking about this all the time now! Being able to just begin the conversation made all the difference. It was interesting to address the personal prejudice that exists inside me that I often deny and deem harmless and to realize the power that it plays in my life."
"I learned how challenging it can be to talk to someone who expresses a bias in an empathtic way. I began to scratch the surface of this in the scenarios you offered. You presented these challenges in a positive and encouraging way that gives hope for change."
Join us the next three Wednesdays to explore the concept of white fragility, stereotypes and myths, and take action to create an anti-oppressive society. 6:30-8:00, Brownell Library, Essex Jct.  Register here.
Nonviolent Activism 101 past participants say:
"The most meaningful activity was the Coordinated Nonviolent Response to Systems of Oppression. It allowed me to answer a lot of questions and showed me some new questions I should be asking myself. The Violence Pyramid and the Cycle of Oppression activities were beneficial."
"I have always believed in a nonviolent activism, but after attending to this workshop I believe it stronger."
Join us this Saturday to learn about and practice nonviolence. We will build skills and strategies to lift up local movements. 12:00-5:00, Kellogg Hubbard Library, Montpelier.  Register here.

The Gods of the Hills
Tar Sands. Wind Power. Stealthy Deals. A small town fights back.  
"The Gods of the Hills" staged reading followed by panel and Q&A
Sat, June 11, 7pm, Off Center in Burlington
Sun, June 12, 2pm, Off Center in Burlington
Sat, June 18, 7pm, Irasburg Town Hall
"The Gods of the Hills" taps into the hot button topic of energy production, from tar sands oil to ridgeline wind power. It raises issues of the loss of democratic process and local control in small communities, and how that is balanced against the urgent need for renewable energy. This drama explores explosive dynamics in the intersecting lives of select board members and their families in a rural town, a environmental group's lead attorney, and a state agency lawyer when both tar sands oil and wind power are slated to land in a small town.
Written and directed by Vermont playwright Lesley Becker. $8 tickets and available at PJC or online.
For more info email Lesley or go to Facebook.
Vermonters Block Bomb Trains
The PJC supports 350Vermont and all the folks who participated in the Albany action. We encourage you to read about it on their website.

That was the headline that ran in The Guardian on May 16. Thousands of people on six continents have stepped up their commitment to keep fossil fuels in the ground with courageous actions that have challenged business as usual.


Other Community Events
Tuesday, May 24
  • 6:30pm SLAM! Spoken Word Poetry at Arts Riot, Pine St, Burlington, with Burlington's Youth Poetry Team: Muslim Girls Making Change. The team hopes to compete in Brave New Voices, July 12-16 in Washington D.C. The team consists of 4 sophomores from South Burlington and BHS. Hawa Adam, Kiran Waqar, Lena Gnawi and Balkisa Abdikadir will make up this wonderful showcase of youth brilliance. FREE. ALL AGES. Read more here

Wednesday, May 25 

  • 6-7pm War is a Racket Multimedia Performance and Discussion at the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Based on Major General Butler's 1935 expose on what would come to be known as the military industrial complex. Call (802) 863-3403.
  • 7:30-9pm "You Never Call! You Never Write!" The Historical Legacy of American Jewish Mothers at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, 188 N. Prospect St, Burlington. Professor Joyce Antler traces her evolution from the Molly Goldberg "Yiddishe Mama" to the "monster" mother mocked by Philip Roth, nagging through history to today's intrusive "helicopter mother." For more info call (802) 864-0218.
Saturday, May 28
  • 11am-2:30pm Peace & Justice Store DEMO: We will be sampling jams and spreads from Eswatini Kitchen -- a women's cooperative in Swaziland.
Wednesday, June 1
  • 5:15-6:15pm Mindfulness with Movement. Join Mindful Roots for an hour of guided practice, including gentle movement, sitting meditation, and discussion. . At Burlington Friends Meeting House, 173 North Prospect St, Burlington VT. Suggested donation $5-10. For more info visit website or e-mail Lindsay.
 Sunday, June 5
  • Noon-1pm Vets for Peace Live call-in TV show VCAM, Channel 15.


Monday, June 6
  • 6:15-8pm Burlington-Bethlehem-Arad Sister City Committee meeting at Miller Center, 130 Gosse Ct, Burlington. More info: 802-865-7272.
Tuesday, June 7
  • 5:30-7:30pm Gun Sense Vermont-Chittenden County.  Ideas for summer tabling activities and thoughts on the next session of the legislature and the fall elections.  Meet new part-time staff member William Northrup. First Unitarian Universalist Society, 152  Pearl St, Burlington.
Thursday, June 9
  • 5:30-7:30pm WILPF (Women's International League for Peace and Freedom) Meeting, at the Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake St, Burlington. All are welcome to attend. First Thursdays.
Saturday, June 11
  • 7-9pm Staged Reading of the Gods of the Hills, at the Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, 294 N. Winooski Ave #116C, Burlington. See more information above, click here, or call (802) 540-0773.
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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