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In This Issue
PJC Educational Programs & Events
Toxic Whiteness Discussion Group
Wednesday, May 16, 12-1pm, PJC. Ongoing monthly drop-in group specifically for white people. FREE 
Thursday, May 17, 6:30-7:30pm, PJC. An evening of bonding and discussion around being a person of color in Vermont. FREE.
Saturday, May 19, 10am-2pm, City Hall Park, Burlington. Celebrate ethics in business with kids' activities, vendors, Jeh Kulu West African Dance and Drumming Company, free Ben & Jerry's, and more! FREE

Seeing and Disrupting Racism with Kids
Sunday, May 20, 2pm-4pm, Manchester Community Library, Manchester. Define racism and white fragility and learn to disrupt that cycle. Learn how to talk with kids about racism
  Cosponsored by MoveOn Manchester. By donation.  
Saturday, May 26, 12-1pm, PJC. Learn the differences between fair trade labels to help better understand the Fair Trade Movement. Volunteer Orientation at 11:30. FREE

Nonviolence Training: Building the Nonviolence Movement Sunday, June 9 10am-5pm & Saturday, June 10, 9am-4pm. Led by Sal Monteiro and PJ Fox, from the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence
Register online .

Sunday, June 10, 3pm, PJC. Learn how trade policies have paved the way for companies to profit at the expense of people and planet. Volunteer Orientation at 2:30. FREE

Tuesday, June 12, 12pm, Davis Center lawn, UVM, Burlington. Celebrate the legalization of interracial marriage, diversity, and community with Loving Day VT and  Myra Flynn.

For more info on these events visit Upcoming Events or contact program@pjcvt.org.
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Kids4Peace Program

Kids4Peace is an international movement that brings together youth of different religions and cultures for dialogue, social change, and special summer opportunities. 6/7 graders (as of the 2017-2018 school year) and 10/11 graders (as counselors in training) are encouraged to apply. Visit their website for more information. 
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Flynn 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!
Chucho Valdés
Saturday, June 2, at 8pm 
Winner of six Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards, the Cuban pianist, composer, arranger, and bandleader Chucho Valdés has been a key figure in the evolution of Afro-Cuban jazz for the past 50 years.
May 15, 2018
Seeing & Disrupting Racism With Kids
In collaboration with Manchester MoveOn, the PJC is excited to be bringing a new program, Seeing & Disrupting Racism With Kids to Manchester, VT on Sunday, May 20.

This workshop was developed for predominantly white audiences and will focus on gaining an understanding of what the white fragility cycle is and how it perpetuates racism as well as how to engage in age-appropriate conversations with kids about racism. This program is appropriate for both adults and teens.

Admission is by donation so please join us on May 20 from 2-4 at the Manchester Community Library!
From the Blog: A Space For People of Color
- Kina Thorpe, PJC staff member

There are many things about Vermont that can't be denied: it has beautiful green mountains, the best maple syrup (don't try to fight me on this), and an overwhelmingly white population. It's the second whitest state in the country falling behind Maine. But unlike the mountains and maple syrup, the 94.6% white population isn't something that most Vermonters like to brag about. The state's whiteness won't be explicitly displayed on a "Greetings from Vermont!" postcard. It isn't even something that most white Vermonters acknowledge until they find themselves in the presence of a person of color. Vermont's whiteness is the state's not so secretive secret. 

World Fair Trade Day
Join us for a day of fun and games as we celebrate Fair Trade! 
The day will be jam packed with interactive activities to help broaden your knowledge of Fair Trade all while having fun and winning prizes! 
Other activities include a drum and dance performance by the West African dance ensemble  Jeh Kulu  at 1pm
And free Ben & Jerry's ice cream from 12-2pm 
We can't wait to see you at the  farmer's market for a day of learning and fair trade fun!
Community Calendar
This is a partial listing. See more events in our public calendar.

May 14-20, Monday-Sunday 
May 15, Tuesday
  • 6-8:15pm Women's Self Defense with the Safety Team at Montpelier Senior Center.6-8pm 350VT node meeting, 350VT Office, 22 Church St, Burlington.
  • 6-8pm Bystander Intervention and Healthy Touch for Children and Youth. Bennington County Child Advocacy Center, Bennington.
  • 7-8:30pm Champlain Area NAACP meeting. 427A Waterman Building, UVM, Burlington.
Wednesday, May 16 May 19, Saturday
  • 10am-12pm Caroline Fund Pro Se Legal Clinic at Lawline of Vermont, Burlington. Every Saturday.
  • 10am-12pm Champlain Valley Amnesty International Monthly Meeting at Brownell Library, Essex Junction.
  • 4-6pm Film Screening Taking Root at Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington. 
  • 6-9pm Hex on the NRA: Sign Making planning/ pizza party, 70 Wright Ave, Burlington.
  • 7-9pm Film screening Taking Root at Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington.
May 20, Sunday May 22, Tuesday
  • 6-8pm Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ-BTV). First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington.
May 23, Wednesday May 24, Thursday
  • 7-9pm Screening of The Devil We Know at Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington.
May 26, Saturday

Please email events for our google calendar and enews 
Action Highlight: Poor People's Campaign: A Call For Moral Revival
Yesterday the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival kicked off six weeks of nonviolent moral fusion direct action in Montpelier and in capital cities across the country. By engaging in highly publicized direct action, the PPC aims to force a serious national examination of the enmeshed evils of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy and our distorted moral narrative.

Visit their Facebook page and website for more information

Join them every Monday for the next 5 weeks:
  • Week One (May 13-19) - SOMEBODY'S HURTING OUR PEOPLE: Children, Women, and People with Disabilities in Poverty 
  •  Week Two (May 20-26) - LINKING SYSTEMIC RACISM AND POVERTY: Voting Rights, Immigration, Xenophobia, Islamophobia, and the Mistreatment of Indigenous Communities 
  • Week Three (May 27-June 2) - THE WAR ECONOMY: Militarism and the Proliferation of Gun Violence (Action will take place on Tuesday rather than on Memorial day)
  • Week Four (June 3-9) - THE RIGHT TO HEALTH AND A HEALTHY PLANET: Ecological Devastation and Health Care 
  • Week Five (June 10-16) - EVERYBODY'S GOT THE RIGHT TO LIVE: Education, Living Wage Jobs, Income, Housing 
  •  Week Six (June 17-22) - A NEW AND UNSETTLING FORCE: Confronting the Distorted Moral Narrative
Each week in Washington, DC there will be events live streamed across the nation. All events will be  live streamed from the PPC: NCMR Facebook Page.
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