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Also in this issue:
Donor Drive Was a Hit!
Thanks to all our new donors from July! We exceeded our $5,000 goal and received the full matching donation!
Gabby and Elizabeth make calls
PJC Educational Programs and Events
How to Talk with Kids about Racism
Tuesdays, August 8, 15, 22, 6-8pm,
Richmond Free Library, Richmond. Led by Isaiah Hines and Jade Walker. Includes resources, role playing, and discussion. Register online.

Understanding Free Trade Agreements Presentation
Saturday, August 10, 12:00, PJC. Join a PJC Volunteer Orientation at 11:30. FREE

Tuesday, August 22, 12-1pm, PJC. Also September 26. FREE

White Fragility Discussion
Saturday, August 24, 3:30-4:30pm,
PJC . Come at 3pm for PJC Volunteer Orientation. FREE

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Book Discussion
Wednesday, September 13, 7-8:30, PJC. L
ed by Emily Bernard. Supported by the VT Humanities Council. Registration coming soon.

Understanding Fair Trade Labels Presentation
Thursday, September 14, 12-1pm,
PJC. Come at 11:30am for PJC Volunteer
Orientation. FREE

Cocoa Campaign Presentation
Saturday, September 23, 3:30-4:30pm,
PJC . Come at 3:00 for a New Volunteer Orientation. FREE

Mindfulness for Activists September 28, 6- 8pm. This program focuses on ways to utilize mindfulness for nonviolent social justice and peace work. Emphasis is on developing skills in deep listening, and what Gandhi called "soul force." CVU High School, Hinesburg. Register online.
For more info on these events visit the Upcoming Events page on our website or contact us at 863-2345 x6 or
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August 7, 2017
From the PJC Blog
How to Talk With Kids about Racism:
The Importance of Starting Conversations Young

by Margaux Miller, PJC Racial Justice Intern

While my parents promoted ideas of equality and anti-racism in my own liberal home, as a child, I was never really spoken to about the realities of race and racism in a meaningful way. Like so many other parents, mine allowed prevailing culture or other sources of influence to inform how my sister and I understood race relations....
Join Isaiah Hines and Jade Walker in our three-part discussion group starting tomorrow in Richmond. There's still time to register. Find more information and sign up here .

Film: Vermont Speaks for Itself
Vermont Speaks For Itself is a 1973 social justice multi-media documentary project produced and distributed by the Vermont Media Project. The documentary uses extensive interviews with Vermonters and original photography to illustrate the economic and social hardships endured by Vermont's low-income and working people during that period. Additional narration presents research findings and proposes solutions for a way forward. A traditional string band sound track recorded by local performers accentuates the project.
In recent years, the progressive path of Vermont has aroused widespread attention, most notably with the national political campaigns of Vermont activist Bernie Sanders. There is great interest in why and how Vermont became the symbol of progressive politics it is today. Vermont Speaks for Itself is an important part of that story.

Vermont Speaks for Itself was originally produced as a slide-show accompanied by a separate audio track. That was the advanced state of multimedia in those years! ....
Film Screening followed by Q&A with Filmmakers
Friday, August 18, 2017, 7:00pm
First Unitarian Universalist Society
152 Pearl St, Burlington, VT

For more information on the film:
For more information on the event: contact Jesse Drew at or 415-819-2859.

This event is sponsored by the Vermont Media Project, the California Center for Media Arts and Democracy: Stories of Solidarity, the Peace & Justice Center, and the Economic Justice Task Force of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington.

Benefit Yoga Class for Peace & Justice Center
Thanks to the generosity of Candace Taylor and Laughing River Yoga we invite you to this hatha flow benefit yoga class.

Saturday, August 19, 2:00-3:15
Suggested donation $10
1 Mill St

More information here.
Community Events
This is a partial listing. See more events in our public calendar.
August 9, Wednesday, Nagasaki Day    
  • 11-12 noon, Silent Vigil to Commemorate the bombing of Nagasaki, top of Church St, Burlington. Sponsored by Pax Christi Burlington.   
August 10, Thursday        
  • 11:30am-12pm New Volunteer Orientation. PJC, Burlington.
  • 12-1pm Free Trade Agreements Presentation. PJC, Burlington.
  • 5:30-7:30pm WILPF meeting at PJC, Burlington.
August 12, Saturday          
  • 9am-4pm KidSafe Community Yard Sale. Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction.
  • 10am-12pm Caroline Fund Pro Se Legal Clinic. Lawline of Vermont, 274 N Winooski Ave, Burlington. Every Saturday.
  • 11:30am-2pm Benefit Brunch For Vermont Access to Reproductive Freedom. Waterworks, 20 Winooski Falls Way, Winooski.
  • 12-2pm Rutland Democracy Summer Town Hall. Vermont Food Center, Rutland.
  • 5-6pm Champlain Area NAACP needs YOU! Champlain Area NAACP
August 13, Sunday          
  • Camp Uprise: teen activist camp. Wheelock Mountain Farm, Greensboro Bend.
  • 9-11am Ohavi Zedek Gleaning Party! Intervale Center, Burlington.
  • 9am-4pm KidSafe Community Yard Sale. Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction.
  • 1-4:00pm Pie & Ice Cream Social. Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburgh.
August 14, Monday         
  • 6-8pm Vermonters for Justice in Palestine meeting at the PJC.
  • 7-8:30pm Burlington Node Mtg. 350VT office, Burlington.
  • 7-10pm Black Lives Matter VT Action meeting. Integrated Arts Academy, 6 Archibald St, Burlington.
August 15, Tuesday          
  • 5:30-8pm Volunteer drop-in at 350VT Office, Burlington.
  • 7-8:30pm Champlain Area NAACP meeting. 427A Waterman Building, UVM, Burlington.
August 16, Wednesday          
  • 5-6:30pm Veterans Book Group: VA Women's Care Center. 215 N Main St, White River Junction.
  • 6:30-8:00pm Coalition for a Livable City PJC, Burlington.
August 18-20, Friday-Sunday          August 18, Friday August 19, Saturday          
  • 10am-12pm Vets for Peace. Kellogg-Hubbard library, Montpelier.
  • 12-2pm St. Albans Democracy Summer Town Hall. Place TBD.
  • 2-3:15pm Hatha Flow Class at Laughing River Yoga with Candace Taylor, proceeds support the PJC. 1 Mill St #126, Burlington.
August 20, Sunday    
  • 7-8:30pm Central VT Climate Action meets at Montpelier UU church.
August 22, Tuesday         
August 23, Wednesday          
Please email events for our google calendar and enews. 
Action Highlight: Can we abolish nuclear weapons?
On August 6 we commemorated the 72 year anniversary of the US Military attack on Hiroshima, Japan and on August 9, we will commemorate the bombing of Nagasaki, Japan.

Some say it is impossible to abolish nuclear weapons, but that was also said about land mines and chemical warfare. We abolished those weapons and we can do it again but we have to do it together. The majority of governments around the world are preparing to sign the recently adopted United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Guess which government is predicted to not sign on??

Read more here about the anniversaries of these tragic bombings and click here to email your U.N. Ambassador. urging them to sign the treaty.

And one other thing related to nuclear weapons: As president of the United States, Donald Trump has supreme authority to launch a nuclear strike and literally no one can stop him. We can change that. Two members of Congress, Rep. Ted Lieu and Sen. Ed Markey, have proposed urgent legislation to prevent the U.S. president from starting a nuclear war without a declaration of war by Congress. Sign the petition here.

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