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Loving Day 2016
Saturday, June 18, 2pm-4pm, Pride Center VT, 255 S. Champlain St., Burlington. Refreshments served.

Tuesday, July 12, from 5:30-7pm,  at Burlington City Hall, the Church Street side. We will be using the medium length version. To request to read a particular portion of the speech e-mail

Nonviolent Activism 101
Saturday, July 16, 12-5pm, Pride Center VT, 255 S. Champlain St., Burlington. Donations accepted. Click here to RSVP!

Tuesday, August 9 from 7-8:30pm,  at Burlington Waterfront.
Bring instruments for community singing of peace and justice folk songs.

Frederick Douglass Book Discussion Group
Wednesday, August 24 from 6-8pm at the Peace & Justice Center. This program is designed and led by Dr. Emily Bernard and is supported by the Vermont Humanities Council. To register call 863-2345 x6. 

Building Empathy and Addressing Racial Oppression
Tuesdays, September 13, 20, & 27, 6:30-8:30pm, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier.
or call 863-2345 x6. FREE!

Saturday, September 24, from 10am to 3pm, at Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave, Manchester Center. FREE!
Flynn Center Vouchers
Pick up a voucher for these shows at PJC and redeem it at the Flynn for a $2 ticket. For current PJC members and volunteers. For more information on PJC membership click here. Limited supply!
Kenny Barron Trio feat. Vermont All State Jazz   Friday,  June 10, 8pm. "One of the top jazz pianists in the world" (Los Ange les Times), Kenny Barron was honored in 2012 with a DC Jazz Festival Lifetime Achievement 
Dianne Schurr & The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra
Sunday, June 12, 8pm. " Dianne Schuur's voice is, to put it very mildly, beautiful. She has a vocal range that can deliver low, grumbly laments and high, crooning wails with equal effectiveness, and wonderful vibranto" (CMJ).
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Hours are subject to change.
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If you would like an event listed, please email  
June 7, 2016
Loving Day Vermont
Loving Day Vermont 2016
June 18th at 2pm
Pride Center of Vermont, Burlington
Refreshments and discussion

Learn more about this local event on facebook and learn about Loving Day here.

Twin Soul Poets, Hamilton Graziano and Ingrid Alli, wrote and performed a piece about Richard and Mildred Loving. Check it out here.

"I am proud that Richard's and my name is on a court case that can help reinforce the love, the commitment, the fairness, and the family that so many people, black or white, young or old, gay or straight seek in life. I support the freedom to marry for all. That's what Loving, and loving, are all about."- Mildred Loving (in 2007, on the 40th anniversary of the Loving decision)

PJC Job Opening
Program Assistant:
Support events and campaigns for the Racial Justice, Fair Trade, and Peace Programs of the Peace & Justice Center. Read more details here.

PJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, members of the queer community, and differently-abled people encouraged 
to apply. Compensation is competitive.
15-25 hours a week.

Send cover letter, resume and three references to Kyle Silliman-Smith at by July 8, 2016.
Filming the Police Commission Meetings
Recent meetings of the Burlington Police Commission have included discussions about police shootings, community accountability, domestic violence prevention, and the role of the commission itself.
Should these meeting happen in a bubble?
Of course not! And the commissioners don't them want to. Unfortunately they have not been successful in leveraging money from the City of Burlington to pay for the meetings to be recorded. As of two months ago, PJC Executive Director Rachel Siegel has been signing out equipment from CCTV, the local public access channel, and recording the meetings herself.
Volunteer camera people needed! Are you interested in learning how to use the CCTV equipment to take turns at filming the meetings? The meetings are the fourth Tuesday of each month. Please contact Rachel to find out more.
Syrian Refugee Benefit

100 Syrian and Iraqi refugees will be resettled in Rutland in October. Last month, Michael Arnowitt organized two benefit concerts to support these refugees and raised $12,500. His goal is $20,000.

Please consider making a donation to the Vermont Fund for Syrian Refugees. Mailing address and paypal options are on benefit concert's webpage where you can also learn more about this momentous event.  

See photos of the concerts by Terry Allen.

Other Community Events
Tuesday, June 7
  • 5:30-7:30pm Gun Sense Vermont-Chittenden County.  Ideas for summer tabling activities and thoughts on the next session of the legislature and the fall elections.  Meet new part-time staff member William Northrup. First Unitarian Universalist Society, 152  Pearl St, Burlington.
Wednesday, June 8
  • 3:30-5:30pm Global Poverty Advocacy and Action Workshop at PJC. Every child should have the chance to grow up health and strong, go to school, and reach their full potential. RESULTS advocates are working across the country. Hear how you can become a local advocate in our global movement.
  • 5:15pm Join Mindful Roots for an hour of guided practice, including gentle movement, sitting meditation, and discussion. Location:  Burlington Friends Meeting House, 173 North Prospect St, Burlington VT. Suggested donation $5 - $10. More info: website or e-mail. 
Thursday, June 9
  • 5:30-7:30pm WILPF (Women's International League for Peace and Freedom) Meeting, at the Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake St, Burlington. All are welcome to attend. First Thursdays.
Friday & Saturday, June 10 &11
  • 7:30pm US and Them Full Length Premiere at the Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St, Montpelier. A live multimedia dance documentary utilizing complex dance movement, storytelling, and projected text and images to portray the separation of family by undocumented immigration and the intolerably flawed U.S. immigration system. Suggested $10 donation at the door. For more information check out this Facebook Event.
  Saturday, June 11
  • 3pm Campaign to stop Victor Diaz's deportation and build union and working class solidarity with migrant labor struggles. Speakers include Victor Diaz, Migrant Justicel Kelsey Aaron, UVM Juntos; Felicia Kormbluh, UVM UA Union; Tristin Adie, union nurse & ISO. At Fletcher Free Library, Burlington.
Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12 
  • 7pm Sat. and 2pm on Sun. Staged Reading of the Gods of the Hills: Tar Sands. Wind Power. Stealthy Deals. A small town fights back. At the Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, Burlington. More information, click here, or call (802) 540-0773. Facebook.
Monday, June 13
  • 6pm Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel (VTJP) works to support the survival of the Palestinian people. Meeting at PJC. For more information, e-mail.
Tuesday, June 14
  • 7pm Champlain Area NAACP meeting at 427A Waterman Building, UVM, every second Tuesday of the month. More information. 
Wednesday, June 15
  • 7:30pm. The Richer Whiter State: Seeing Race in Vermont Schools. A short documentary film about racism in Vermont schools exposing what students of color are experiencing in their own words and addressing the topics of bullying, discipline, and curriculum. After the film we will have a discussion led by a panel of parents, students, and community members of color. At the Champlain Senior Center, 241 N Winooski Ave, Burlington. See facebook event.

Saturday, June 18

    • 7pm. Staged Reading of the Gods of the Hills: Tar Sands. Wind Power. Stealthy Deals. A small town fights back. Irasburg Town Hall. More information, click here, or call (802) 540-0773. Facebook.

    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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