we are not lacking in opportunities to help make the world better. I am confident you'll find something in the information below that is useful to you.

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Also in this issue:
PJC Educational Programs and Events
Fair Trade vs. Free Trade Presentation
Thursday, July 13, 12-1pm,  PJC. People are encouraged to join our New Volunteer Orientation at 11:30.

Banana Presentation
Saturday, July 22, 3:30, PJC. Learn about the oppressive banana industry. People are encouraged to join our New Volunteer Orientation at 3:00.
Tuesday, July 25, 12-1pm, PJC. This is happening on the 4th Tuesday of July, August and September. 
Songs for Hope
Sunday, August 6, 7pm,
Burlington. Remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki with the PJC and Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

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.  

Free Trade Agreements Presentation
Saturday, August 10, 12:00, PJC. Explore how U.S. Free Trade Agreements, in combination with corporate greed and developmental inequity, has led to a devastating effect on the Global South. People are encouraged to join our New Volunteer Orientation at 11:30.
All programs are FREE unless otherwise noted. 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
Quick Links
ACLU job posting
The ACLU of Vermont just launched a search for a Director of Development. They will begin reviewing applications August 1, but the position will remain open until filled. Click here for the full description and more information.

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July 11, 2017
No pre-emptive nuclear attack on DPRK!
The Greater Bennington Peace & Justice Center has lead a partnership of peace groups to craft a letter to our Congressional delegates urging them to do everything in their power to prevent any preemptive strike against North Korea. In the letter they state, " In light of the July 4th launch of what most analysts agree was an intercontinental ballistic missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, we view the language used by Secretary of Defense Mattis as an implied threat to carry out a preemptive attack against the DPRK."

You are urged to contact Leahy, Sanders, and Welch to voice your opinion. Read the letter and find contact info here
Check out our new website!

We are so excited to launch our new fresh website! Special thanks to Lara Dickson at
Deep Dish Creative who worked far beyond our expectations. Please check it out . We are still making small tweaks so let us know if you see something that needs our attention.
Angela Davis: Persistent Resistance
Through a series of interviews, university speeches, and lifelong activist work, Angela Davis' book gives valuable insight into the power, influence, and interconnecti vity of collective freedom movements from all around the world.... Angela is a woman who dedicated her life and voice for justice, equality, and freedom for all, while supporting intersectional thinking and actions to widen th e perspective of the world. She realistically empowers women and girls to believe in their great potential to change the world despite being socialized into ideologies and practices of patriarchy, capitalism, and white supremacy. It is easy to see the contagious spark that radiates and leads young women of color to affirm in themselves, "If Angela Davis can do it, why can't I?"
Elizabeth Corronel, PJC Racial Justice Intern
  Click here to read the full review.
Community Events
This is a partial listing. See more events in our public calendar.
July 12 , Wednesday 
  • 5-8pm Against All Odds: The Fight for Black Middle Class documentary screening. Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, 128 Lakeside Ave, Burlington.
  • 5:30-7:30pm Retrospective with Robin Lloyd and Doreen Kraft. Opening reception and 16 mm screening of "Black Dawn." Champlain College, Burlington.   
  • 6:30-8pm "A Woman, Ain't I?"  Sojourner Truth's story in her own words and songs. 1625 Maple St, Hartford.

 July 13, Thursday          

  • 11:30am-12pm New Volunteer Orientation. PJC
  • 12-1pm Fair Trade vs. Free Trade presentation. PJC
  • 5:30-7:30pm WILPF meeting.PJC
  • 7-8pm Frederick Douglass Reading. Hartland Public Library, Hartland.
  • 7-8:30pm Waking Up White book discussion. Unitarian Church of Montpelier.

July 14, Friday     

  • 5-5:30pm Peace Vigil. Top of Church St, Burlington.

July 15, Saturday          

  • 10am-12pm Caroline Fund Pro Se Legal Clinic. Lawline of Vermont, Burlington. Every Saturday.
  • 10am-12pm Vets for Peace meeting. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier.
  • 10am-1pm Community Wellness Gather at Wheelock Mountain Farm, Greensboro.  Workshops with local healers and a potluck lunch. $5-$30 sliding scale.

July 16, Sunday          

  • 9-10:30am Peer-Led Mindfulness Meet-Up for Teens. Stillpoint Center, Burlington. Every Sunday.
  • 7-8:30pm Cental VT Climate Action meets. UU Church, Montpelier.
July 18, Tuesday          
  • 4:30-5:30pm Book Discussion: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. 676 Village Road, East Corinth.
  • 5:30-8:00pm Volunteer drop-in. 350VT Office, Burlington. Every Tuesday.
  • 6-8:30pm Champlain Area NAACP meeting. 427A Waterman Building, UVM, Burlington.

July 19, Wednesday          

  • 5-6:30pm Veterans Book Group: VA Women's Care Center, 215 N Main St, White River Junction.
  • 5:30-7:30pm CcaleoVt Public forum, Winooski High School, 80 Normand St, Winooski.

July 21, Friday          

  • 5-5:30pm Peace Vigil. Top of Church St, Burlington.

July 22, Saturday          

  • 3-3:30pm New Volunteer Orientation, PJC
  • 3:30-4:30pm Banana Industry Presentation. PJC

July 23, Sunday          

  • 3-4pm Picturing Frederick Douglass with John Stauffer at Rokeby Museum, 4334 US-7, Ferrisburgh.

July 24, Monday          

  • 7-8:30pm Burlington Node Mtg. 350VT office, 255 So. Champlain St, Burlington.

July 25, Tuesday          

  • 12-1pm Toxic Whiteness Bag Lunch Discussion Group. Peace & Justice Center, Burlington.
  • 6-8pm SURJ-BTV. First Unitarian Universalist Society, Burlington.
  • 6-9pm A community discussion about how activists can strengthen their ability to navigate criminal legal charges based on the book, A Tilted Guide to Being a Defendant. This event is also a fundraiser for J20 folks facing charges from the inaugural protests in D.C. For more info about their case, click here. For more information about the Tilted Scales Collective, other event locations, and to order a copy of book. At UU Church, Montpelier.
Please email events for our google calendar and enews. 
Action Highlight: Oppose the $54B Military Budget Increase
Two weeks ago, the U.S. Conference of Mayors unanimously passed the resolution written by Code Pink in opposition to Trump's $54 billion increase in military spending!

Code Pink is continuing to build momentum for budget resolutions by House and Senate budget committees and for when the budget is sent to the floor for a vote. Follow their work as in unfolds on their website.

And for now, take this quick action: click this link to send a letter to ranking Democrat on the Appropriations Committee, Nita Lowey, to vote against Trump's proposed budget.

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