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Thursday, January 19 from 6-10pm. ECHO Center. PJC's annual fundraiser. As in all good revolutions, there will be celebration, food, & dancing! Tickets available now!

"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.

Saturday, February 11, 18 and 25 from 3-5pm, Town of Waterbury, Steele Community Room, 28 North Main St. Facilitated by Isaiah Hines and Jade Walker. Space is limited, sign-up online or call.
Nonviolent Activism 101
Thursday, February 16 from 6-8:30pm at CVU High School, Hinesburg. 
Register online or call 802-482-7194. $10 general / $5 for people over 64 and under 18.

Privilege & Accountability: Becoming an Ally
Thursdays (5:30-7:30pm) and Sundays (3-5pm), March 9, 12, 16, & 19, at the Peace & Justice Center. Facilitated by Francine Serwili-Ngunga and Rachel Siegel. $150 general, $100 for PJC members, scholarship available. Space is limited, call to sign-up.

Nonviolent Activism 101
Wednesdays, March 22 & 29 from 6-8pm, at the PJC, Burlington. Space is limited, sign-up or call.
Flynn Center Vouchers
Pick up a voucher for this show  at PJC and pay $2 cash only at the door. For current PJC members and volunteers. For more information on PJC membership click here.

Limited supply! Email to confirm availability.
1/23 Monday 9:30am Student Matinee. The Grapes of Wrath. Evicted from their farm and driven from Oklahoma by drought, economic hardship, and changes to the agricultural industry, the Joad family leaves the Dust Bowl behind and sets out for California along with thousands of other "Okies." 

1/27, Friday. Balé Folclórico da Bahia. With infectious energy and rich pageantry, Balé Folclórico brings to life the rich culture of Bahia, a region of northern Brazil influenced by enslaved Africans as well as Portuguese, Spanish, and indigenous Native American cultures. From Samba to Capoeira (an Afro-Brazilian art form that combines martial arts and dance), this troupe of over 30 exuberant performers fills the theater with thrilling folkloric choreography, joyous song, explosive percussion, and feisty, irrepressible energy! 
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Join Beverly Little Thunder, Colin Bradley and others for a
 Tuesday, January 10
5:30-7:00 at PJC
Refreshments served.

January 9, 2017
Standing Rock Report Back Circle
Beverly Little Thunder, PJC Board Member and enrolled member of the Standing Rock Lakota Band, shares her experience at the water protectors camp in North Dakota in the following article and will be sharing live tomorrow evening. I hope you can come!

"Standing Rock is my home. It is where my people have lived and died for nearly 100 years since we were forced onto reservations. Prior to that, we roamed and lived in the area for more years then can be counted...." Continue reading here
This event is for people who have b
een to Standing Rock to connect with each other and for those of us who have not been to listen and learn. Experiences will be shared and questions addressed. Priority will be given to First Nations people for sharing. Refreshments at 5:00. Discussion 5:30-7:00. FREE. Donations of money and supplies accepted for Two Spirit Camp. At PJC, 60 Lake St, Burlington.
Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
"Nonviolence is power, but it is the right and good use of power," Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

We would like to highlight each of the amazing events being planned for Martin Luther King Day but do not have space and cannot choose just one! Join any of these amazing events and see details for some of them in the Community Events listings near the end of this email. Locations include Montpelier, Barre, Burlington, Winooski, Middlebury and Bennington.
Join us to celebrate and honor the life of this remarkable man not just next week, but all year long.

"It is no longer a choice, my friends, between violence and nonviolence. It is either nonviolence or nonexistence," Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
PJC Fundraising Events!
Big shout out to Miranda Keir and Guthrie Galileo who contacted us and offered to host fundraisers on our behalf! We are so grateful to our community.

On Wednesday, January 11, Guthrie has organized a Concert for Peace and Protest to support our work getting folks to the Women's Marches on Washington and Montpelier and our general programs. The concert features Guthrie Galileo and WaterFowl, with Sam Talmadge, & Emma Cook. 8:00-11pm. More info on facebook.

On Saturday, January 14, Miranda and friends are holding a Zumbathon to support our work! It's going to be at Colchester High School from 5:30-7:00. You can fundraise or donate in advance on the Go Fund Me site, or plan to contribute $15 at the door. More info on facebook.

Community Events
Tuesday, January 10
  • Universal Background Check Bill Introduction. 12:00pm Lunch with your representatives in the Statehouse cafeteria.12:45pm Press conference in the Cedar Creek Room. 1:30 - 3:00pm Strategic Organizing Meeting in Room 10. If you live far from Montpelier, we'll have carpools coming from every corner of the state. RSVP Gun Sense VT.
  • 5:30-7pm Standing Rock Report Back at the Peace & Justice Center, Burlington. Join us at 5pm for mingling and refreshments before a more structured discussion. FREE, all donations will go to Two Spirit Camp. See the facebook event or email Rachel for more information.
Wednesday, January 11 
  • 12-1pm Toxic Whiteness Bag Lunch Discussion Group at the PJC. This group is especially for people who experience white privilege, to help them see and understand how undoing racism directly benefits them. Free. Email Kyle for more info.
  • 8:30pm (doors at 8), Concert For Peace and Protest with Guthrie Galileo and WaterFowl, at ArtsRiot, 400 Pine St., Burlington. Peace is the objective. Protest is the means. It is not only our right, as citizens, to stand up for what we believe to be good -- it is our collective responsibility. The concert will include performances from Guthrie Galileo appearing with Waterfowl to play the music of Stevie Wonder and more, Emma Cook (of Questionable Company), and Sam Talmadge. All proceeds go to the Peace & Justice Center and transportation to and from the Women's Marches in D.C. and Montpelier. $10. ALL AGES
Thursday, January 12 
  • 5:30pm The Women's International League of Peace and Freedom meeting. All are welcome to attend. More info: Robin Lloyd 862-4929.
Saturday, January 14
  • 5:30-7pm Zumbathon fundraiser event to benefit the PJC. $15 donation will get you into this amazing event but please consider asking people to donate in your name or on their own. The more we raise together, the more positive influence we can spread. Colchester High School, 131 Laker Ln, Colchester. Facebook event. 
Sunday, January 15 
  • 3pm The Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center's annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembrance Day speaker is Carol Moseley Braun, the first African American woman to be elected to the US Senate.  Program includes the Montpelier Community Gospel Choir under the direction of John Mark Harrison and Trumpeter Ray Vega. At the First Unitarian Universalist Society, 152 Pearl St, Burlington. The event is free and open to the public, though tickets are required. Free tickets may be obtained at Fletcher Free Library, City Market and the Peace & Justice Center/Store.
Monday, January 16
  • 10:30-11:30am, Dr. King and the Children's March of 1963 at ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, 1 College St., Burlington. Explore the planning and implementation of the Children's March of 1963 in Birmingham, AL. In between watching age appropriate excerpts from Mighty Times: The Children's March, participants of all ages will explore Kingian Nonviolence (and more) through discussion and song. Click here for information.
  • 2-3pm, Beyond Martin Luther King Jr: Exploring Guilt & Racism at Winooski Senior Center, 123 Barlow St, Winooski. MLK Day can be a wonderful time to remember the power of community awareness and action. This program highlights the importance of thinking and talking about racism as a current issue that effects people in all communities. It includes an exploration of White Fragility, a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves. Being able to name and recognize White Fragility can be a helpful way to stay engaged in discussions about racism, even when they become uncomfortable. We hope that this hour-long program helps people gain skills to continue to fight for the racial justice for which Martin Luther King, Jr. worked so tirelessly. Click here for information.
  • 2-5pm, No School to Prison Pipeline and No Police Brutality in Chittenden County. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., BLM-VT is organizing this demonstration and speakout.  Click here for more information. 
Tuesday, January 17
  • 7:30-9pm An Evening of Mindfulness. A guided mindfulness meditation and a space where people can share their feelings about the new administration. Katrina Dreamer is a mindfulness instructor, dreamworker, academic coach, and tutor. Pride Center of Vermont, 255, S Champlain St, Ste 12, Burlington. Facebook event.
Wednesday, January 18
  • 5:30-8:30pm MLK Health Equity Lecture. At the UVM College of Medicine Diversity & Inclusion, 89 Beaumont Avenue, Burlington. Could a lead crisis like the one in Flint, Michigan happen in your town? Come hear Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha speak about the historical and current situation in Flint and the role of public health advocacy in ensuring safe water in our communities. Free and Open to the Public.
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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