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In This Issue
Wanted: Music!
The stereo in our store has bit the dust. Do you have a stereo with an auxiliary jack and/or speakers that you can donate?
Join us tomorrow at Bluebird BBQ!
Join us at Bluebird BBQ tomorrow for Community Night where 10% of the night's sales will benefit the PJC. It's a meal that tastes good and will make you feel good too! Make your reservation by visiting bluebirdbbq.com or by calling 802-448-3070.
PJC Educational Programs & Events
Community Night at Bluebird BBQ  Wednesday,September 5,  5-9pm. Bluebird BBQ will donate 10% of the entire evening's sales to the PJC. Call Bluebird to make a reservation 802-448-3070 or at bluebirdbbq.com.
Understanding Fair Trade Labels
Saturday, September 8, 2-3pm , PJC. Learn about the Fair Trade Movement, and differences between various certifications. Join Volunteer Orientation at 1:30pm. FREE.
Sunday, September 9, 10am-5pm , at Barre Civic Center. See article in this issue for more information.
Toxic Whiteness Discussion Group Monday, September 17, 12-1pm, at PJC. Process how white supremacy culture harms white people. FREE
Seeing and Disrupting Racism Sunday September 17,  6 -7:30pm,  at the Unitarian Church, Montpelier. In partnership with NASW VT. This program was developed for white audiences because efforts to end racism do not fall solely on the oppressed. Learn how white fragility upholds racism and specific ways to disrupt the cycle. FREE.
Wednesday, September 19, 7-9pm , Davis Center, UVM, Burlington . Atomic bomb survivors from Hiroshima and Nagasaki will join disarmament educators on a panel. This group will discuss the historic, ethical, human and environmental consequences of nuclear weapons and efforts including ratifying the UN treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons.    
People of Color in VT Affinity Group  Thursday, September 20, 6-8pm, PJC. A space for people of color to share their experiences. Open to all POC. FREE.
Banana Industry Presentation
Saturday, September 22, 2-3pm, PJC.  Learn how millions of residents in the banana lands, banana production means social upheaval, violence and pesticide poisoning. FREE.
Inside Iran: Author Talk with Medea Benjamin 
Tuesday, September 26, 6pm , PJC. This book highlights the heroic efforts of Iranians to live in a more open, more democratic society free of outside interference. It also traces how Western sanctions have affected life in Iran and delves into Iran's tumultuous relationship with the U.S. and its neighbors. FREE .
Talking with Kids about Racism Tuesdays, September 26, October 2, and 9, 6:30-8:30pm, at St. Mike's College,
Colchester. ´╗┐This event is designed to help people see and address racism with children in an age-appropriate and dynamic way. It is facilitated by Hal Colston and Emma Redden. FREE for youth, no one turned away for lack of funds.
For more info on these events visit Upcoming Events or contact program@pjcvt.org.
Voices from Palestine

"On September 3, as we celebrated Labor Day in Vermont, the jobs of more than 30,000 Palestinians who work for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency  (UNRWA) were put at risk by the Trump administration's sudden cancellation of U.S. funding to the agency.  The potential loss of Palestinian employment, largely in UNRWA health facilities, schools and social services across the 5 regions in which the agency operates could decimate the jobs and services on which Palestinian refugees depend, because their employment opportunities are severely limited by the occupation in the West Bank and Gaza, and their status as less than second class citizen/refugees in Jordan and Lebanon."
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September 4, 2018
How Does it Feel to be a Problem?
Join Moustafa Bayoumi  at the University of Vermont as a  part of the Will Miller Social  Justice Lecture Series on September 6 at 7pm in the Livak Ballroom in the Davis Center.  Bayoumi, a Brooklyn College professor, journalist, and author among many other things, will explore themes 
from his critically acclaimed book  How Does it Feel to be a Problem?: Being Young and Muslim in America in light of recent challenges,  especially the Trump administration.  

The following is an excerpt from Bayoumi's interview with Kymelya Sari at Seven Days:

"A lot of things have happened in the last 10 years. Some good, but mostly bad. The level of hostility, alienation and racist anger against Arabs and Muslims has risen dramatically. I think it has become part of our politics. Now, it's been instrumentalized into our very politics so that we have a president who very directly campaigned on vilifying Muslim people from around the world. And not only that; at this point he's successfully introduced the Muslim ban, which I see has a legacy that goes all the way back to Chinese exclusion law, to Japanese internment. Now we are back to making laws that are not really based on rational threat but really on just the basis of our own national prejudice."

From the Blog: Water Protector Statement and Poem for Pride Week
-Guest post by Liz Mariani 

I am a poet. I am a water protector. I'm also a being with memory. An enormous watershed of memory. I'm also a white person in America evaluating the values I hold. Better to evaluate how I Walk, not what I say. the Value of values.

I have a responsibility to evaluate all the manifestations of white supremacy, cisgender domination, patriarchy, water-hoarding and greed. This means the mess will reveal itself. I am implicated. I am responsible.

The PJC will be marching in the Pride parade! Join us in solidarity and celebration while bringing an intersectional message. We will carry signs demanding ICE be abolished and to boycott TD Bank. [The Pride Festival accepted sponsorship money from TD Bank amidst consternation from some members.]

Meet us at 11:30 at the PJC to get your tshirt and sign! Contact Alex for more information. 
Youth Activist Summit
The Youth Activist Summit is just around the corner. Join young people from all over Vermont as they explore the following topics and more:
  • Youth Activist Strategies
  • Racial Justice
  • Gender, Sexuality, and Identity
  • Immigrants and Refugee Rights
Registration closes tomorrow.  Click here to register so we can have an accurate count for food.
Planning committee members Meryl Braconnier, Jason Dana, Dina John, Sonia John, Greta Solsaa, and Ira Siegel.
Store Announcement 
It's inventory time! The Peace & Justice Store will be closing early for inventory on Tuesday, September 18 at 4pm and closed all day on Wednesday, September 19 for inventory. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding! 
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Community Calendar
This is a parti al listing. See more in our public
calendar .

September 4, Tuesday
  • 6-8pm 350VT meeting, 22 Church St, Burlington.
  • 6-8pm Save Our Skies meeting at PJC, Burlington.
September 5, Wednesday
  • 6-8pm RAD Organizing Team Meeting. 423 Main St, Bennington.
  • 6-8pm Families United at The Root Social Justice Center, Brattleboro.
September 6, Thursday September 7, Friday
September 8, Saturday
September 9, Sunday
  • 2-5:30pm Soul Food Sundays: POC Gathering. The Root Social Justice Center, Brattleboro.

September 10, Monday
  • 6-7:30pm Vermonters for Justice in Palestine - VTJP meeting at PJC
  • 7-8:30pm 350VT meeting, 22 Church St, Burlington.

September 12, Wednesday
September 13, Thursday
  • 5:30-7pm Women's International League for Peace & Freedom - WILPF meeting at PJC, Burlington.
September 15, Saturday September 16, Sunday September 17, Monday
  • 5:30-8pm Youth 4 Change. The Root Social Justice Center, Brattleboro.
September 18, Tuesday

Please email us events for our google calendar and enews.
Action Highlight: 40 Days of Fire


Join Justice For All for 40 Days of Fire. This is a statewide racial justice community organizing campaign aimed at educating and powering Vermonters to take an active role in racial justice work.  To meet this goal, Justice for All will work to amplify their message, increase community outreach, and educate and organize folks for action. They are also registering voters  across the state.  Visit their website   to learn more and sign up to bring 40 Days of Fire to your community. 
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