If Trump moves to fire Mueller, be ready to take to the streets. There are at least seven events being planned in Vermont.

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Also in this issue:
PJC Educational Programs and Events
Building Empathy and Addressing Racism
Thursdays, January 11, 18, 25, 6:45-8:45pm, at the Grand Isle School Library. Led by Hal Coston and Lauren Layn. Fees Vary. Register here .
 
Thursday, January 11, 12-1pm, PJC. Led by Rachel Siegel and Kyle Silliman-Smith. FREE

Saturday, January 13, 10-12pm, at the PJC. Led by Ginny Sassaman. Fees Vary. Register.

Sunday, January 14, 2:30-3pm, PJC. Learn about opportunities to get involved! FREE.

Sunday, January 14, 3-4pm, PJC. Led by Kristen Connors. FREE.

Participatory Cesar Chavez Play for Kids on MLK Day
Monday, January 15, ECHO in Burlington.  Led by Kyle Silliman-Smith. Click here for more info.

Saturday, January 20, 1-4pm, Montpelier. On the anniversary of the inauguration, Vermonters will gather to lift the voices of our youth. Visit their Facebook page and website for more info. FREE

Film Screening "13th"
Wednesday, January 24, 6-8pm, MMU High School Library, 211 Browns Trace Rd, Jericho. Hosted as a collaboration with MMU students, MMU's After Dark Program, and PJC. FREE.
 
Saturday, January 27, 12-1pm, PJC. Led by Amy Crosswhite. Also come early for a Volunteer Orientation at 11:30am. FREE

For more info on these events visit the Upcoming Events page on our website or contact us at 863-2345 x6 or program@pjcvt.org
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Flynn Center Vouchers
Pick up a voucher for this show at PJC and pay $2 cash at the door. For current PJC members and volunteers. For information on membership click here. Come to the Peace & Justice Store to pick up your voucher. Limited supply!
  


January 27, 
7:30pm
 Conducted by Jaime Laredo featuring the VSO Chorus.


 

Vermont Youth Orchestra. Sunday, January 28, 2018, 3:00pm
Join the Vermont Youth Orchestra for its second installment of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64. Musicians perform the first movement and feature Vermont artists who have been inspired by Tchaikovsky. Senior soloist and tubist, Malachi Witt performs the third movement of Edward Gregson's Tuba Concerto. Other works include two dance favorites; Johann Strauss Jr.'s The Blue Danube and Arturo Márquez's Danzón No. 2.

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December 27, 2017
It's Not Too Late to Donate!
This enews is free to you but it does have a cost to publish it. If you are already a donor, please consider an additional end up year contribution of any amount. If you are not yet a donor, please consider joining! Click here for information on membership and how to give.

We all need to stay involved however we are able -- come to events, create events, join campaigns, educate yourself and your families, volunteer, and/or make donations. Together we can sustain a long term resistance movement to build a better world.

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PJC Internships!

Are you a student looking for a unique internship for the spring semester? Look no further because we're still accepting applications for our upcoming spring internships! 

These are not your standard internships-- every individual internship is crafted around each intern's interests, passions, and schedule. Our current internship offerings are fair trade, racial justice, peacework, programming & fundraising, and volunteer program development.  Visit our website to learn how to apply before the January 8th deadline!
From the Blog: Joyous Kwanzaa!
Yesterday (December 26 th) marked the beginning of the Kwanzaa celebration. These next six days will serve as a time for African Americans to gather and celebrate African heritage and African American culture with friends and family. Festivities will continue through January 1st.
Kwanzaa was founded by Dr. Maulana Kerenga in 1966 during the Black Freedom Movement. The name Kwanzaa originates from the phrase "matunda ya kwanza" which means "first fruits" in Swahili. The holiday was created with three objectives: to reaffirm and strengthen the roots between African Americans and African culture, strengthen the bond between Africans as a people, and reinforce  Nguzo Saba also known as the seven principles.
Mueller Firing Rapid Response
Donald Trump is publicly considering firing  special counsel Robert Mueller, the person leading the Department of Justice investigation of possible illegal actions by Donald Trump and members of his presidential campaign, and the efforts to conceal those activities.  It would be a constitutional crisis for our country. It would demand an immediate and unequivocal response to show that we will not tolerate abuse of power from Donald Trump.
Our response in the minutes and hours following a power grab will dictate what happens next, and whether Congress-the only body with the constitutional power and obligation to rein Trump in from his rampage-will do anything to stand up to him. 
"Nobody is Above the Law" rallies are being planned around the country in the event they are needed. There are currently seven locations planned in Vermont. Click here to learn more.
Old Calendars Wanted
Don't let your 2017 calendars go to waste! The PJC will reuse your calendars by making origami boxes out of the beautiful pictures.A little writing on the back of the pictures doesn't matter. These boxes are offered to shoppers free of charge for their treasures!

Community Calendar
This is a partial listing. See more events in our public calendar.
 
December  28, Thursday December 30, Saturday
  • 10am-12pm Caroline Fund Pro Se Legal Clinic at Lawline of Vermont, Burlington. Every Saturday.
  • 5-6pm Champlain Area NAACP needs YOU!
January 2, Tuesday
  • 5:30-8pm Volunteer drop-in 350VT Office, Burlington. Every Tuesday.
January 8, Monday
  • 6-7:30pm VTJP (Vermonters for Justice in Palestine) meeting at PJC.
January 11, Thursday
  • 5:30-7pm WILPF (Women's International League for Peace & Freedom) meeting at PJC.
 
Please email events for our google calendar and enews.
Action Highlight: Tell Congress We Need a Fair NAFTA


The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been bad for small farmers and low-wage workers in North America currently lacking enforcement of vital labor and environmental regulations. Right now it's sixth round of renegotiations. Take action now by visiting Fair World Project's website where you can calling your congressperson and telling them that NAFTA needs to protect workers' human rights and address climate change.
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