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Employment Opportunity
We are hiring two positions: A Programming Assistant and a Seasonal Store Clerk. Both positions are part-time.  Please help spread the word. For full description and application details, see our click here.
Sign-up for Upcoming PJC Educational Programming
Nonviolent Activism 101
Wednesdays, March 22 & 29, 6-8pm, at PJC in Burlington. Space is limited, sign-up online or call.

Disrupting Violence Discussion and Practice Group Thursday, March 23, 6-7:30pm, at PJC. This is a new monthly drop-in event currently scheduled for the fourth Thursday for three months. Led by Kyle Silliman-Smith.

Understanding Free Trade Agreements Presentation and Discussion
Saturday, March 25, 3:30-4:30pm, at PJC. Arrive at 3pm to participate in a PJC New Volunteer Orientation. Led by Grace Viscito

Learning about Nonviolence: Children's March of 1963 Wednesday, April 5, 3:30pm, at Brownell Library in Essex. Best for 5-12 year olds. Led by Kyle Silliman-Smith. 
Saturday, April 8, 9:00am-3:30pm, at Burlington High School. Click here for the online registration form.

Building A World Beyond War: What Will It Take?
Saturday, April 22, 9am-4:30pm at Winooski High School. Click here to register, this online form is still being updated but it has most of the info.

Email or call Kyle at 802-863-2345 x6 for information on all PJC programs and events. 
Emma's Revolution in Concert
Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the 1st UU Society, Burlington. Smart, funny and informative -- like Rachel Maddow and Jon Stewart with guitars. Emma's Revolution  is the duo of award-winning activist musicians, Pat Humphries & Sandy O. Tickets on sale at the Peace & Justice Store. $18 cash or checks only, please. 
Flynn Center Vouchers

Pick up a voucher for these shows at PJC and pay $2 cash at the door. For current PJC members and volunteers. For more information on membership click here . Come to the Peace & Justice Store to pick up your voucher. Limited supply! Email to confirm availability.  
April 17, Monday, 9:30am. Grammy Award winner Ty Defoe (Giizhig) is a multidisciplinary cultural artist from the Oneida and Ojibwe Tribes. Joined by dancers of other tribal ancestries in magnificent and authentic handmade regalia, Ty and friends share Native American folklore and teachings through vibrant traditional storytelling, dance, and music played on several indigenous instruments. A highlight of the presentation is the breathtaking sacred hoop dance, in which Ty weaves in and out of as many as 30 swirling hoops as a symbol of humanity's interdependence.  
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March 21, 2017
Support Human Rights in Vermont:
Stop Migrant Deportation Rally Today

Three migrant workers were arrested in Burlington last week. These three were targeted specifically because they are leaders at Migrant Justice who have put their names and faces in the public to demand human rights for all Vermont workers.

Demand the release of detained human rights leaders Cesar Alexis Carrillo Sanchez, Enrique "Kike" Balcazar and Zully Palacios! Sign two petitions and learn more here. 

Rally today, Tuesday, 4-5:00 at the Statehouse in Montpelier. More info on the facebook event.

Protest in Burlington on March 18.
Symposium for Social Justice Action Registration Deadline March 29
If you are concerned about the direction our country is going and are looking for ways to work for social change, this is an event for you.

At the Symposium you will find out about current grassroots efforts in Vermont and ways to plug into this work. Over 25 organizations will be at the event including NAACP, BLM, Migrant Justice, 350VT, Rights and Democracy. Vermont Workers Center, Human Trafficking Awareness Club, Amnesty International, and many more.

More info on facebook.
Register here before March 29.

March for Science in Vermont and DC

"On April 22, 2017, we walk out of the lab and into the streets." (From the March for Science website.)

It is time for peop le who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand.

Join us on the bus to DC or join one of the satellite events across Vermont. Details are pending for the local events. Contact us for more information or go to the facebook page.

Bus tickets to DC are $125. If you are in need or a scholarship, or able to contribute toward the scholarship fund, please let us know. Contact Wendy for more information or 802-863-2345 x8.

Drone Resisters Acquitted
Great news: four drone resisters, James Ricks, Daniel Burns, Brian Hynes, and Ed Kinane, from the 2015 Big Books Action at Hancock Air Force Base were found innocent of all charges! After deliberating for only about a half hour, the jury announced the verdict of not guilty on all charges, and applause erupted in the courtroom. Read more here.

Daniel Joseph Burns said, "Would any of us deem it acceptable for our precious loved ones to be sacrificed for another nation's anticipatory self defense? Of course not! Moreover, if drones were being aimed at my children by another country, I would hope with all my might that the citizens of that country might try and stop their country's illegal and immoral actions."

Community Events
This is a partial listing of what we have in our public calendar. If you have questions about any of the events below, you can find more information by visiting our calendar.

March 21, Tuesday
  •  4-5pm Rally to #FreeEnrique #FreeZully #FreeAlex. State House, Montpelier.
  • 5:30-6:30pm Tweets from Another World. St Michael's College, Colchester.
  • 7-8:30pm Champlain Area NAACP meeting. 427A Waterman Building, UVM, Burlington.
  March 22, Wednesday 
  • 6-7:30pm Burlington Police Commission special forum. Perry Hall, Champlain College, 251 S Willard St, Burlington,.
  • 6-7:30pm Women & 1970's Counter Culture. Vermont History Center, Barre.
  • 7-9pm Film: The Perfect Victim. Catamount Arts, 115 Eastern Ave, St Johnsbury.
  • 7:30-9:30pm Water Is Life March. Meet in front of Waterman and march down College St to the Waterfront, Burlington.
March 23, Thursday          
  • 6-7:30pm Burlington Police Commission special forum. St. Joseph's School, Burlington.
  • 6:30-7:30pm Book Release for Jan Maher: Earth As It Is at Phoenix Books Burlington.
  • 7-9pm "Human" film screening and discussion. Plainfield Food Coop.
March 24, Friday          
  • 12noon-1pm Protest at TD Bank, Brattleboro.
  • 1-2pm Protest at TD Bank, Bellows Falls.
  • 7-10:00pm Wings & Open Mic Night. Black Lives Matter Vermont Store, Winooski.
March 25, Saturday         
  • 10am-12noon Letters Through the Bars. The Root Social Justice Center, Brattleboro.
  • 10am-1pm Civil Rights Complaints Day. Black Lives Matter Vermont Store, Winooski.
  • 10:30am-12noon Save our Healthcare Rally. Unitarian Church Of Montpelier, Montpelier.
March 26, Sunday          
  • 5:30-9pm Awareness Film Night. Black Lives Matter Vermont Store, Winooski.
March 27, Monday          
March 28, Tuesday           
  • 6-8pm Standing Up for Racial Justice meeting. First UU Society, 152 Pearl St, Burlington.
  • 7-9pm Film: "Newtown." Catamount Arts, 115 Eastern Ave, St Johnsbury.
March 29, Wednesday          
March 30, Thursday         
  • 6:30-8pm Let's Talk: "Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise." River Arts, 74 Pleasant St, Morrisville.
  • 7-9pm Arun Ghandi: A Legacy of Love: Teaching Non-violence to Heal a Violent World. Saint Michael's College, Colchester.
March 31, Friday          
  • 8am-3:30pm Blackboard Jungle 2017 Symposium "Cultivating Space for Learning in Turbulent Times." UVM, Burlington.
  • 12noon-1pm Protest at TD Bank, Brattleboro.
  • 1-2pm Protest at TD Bank, Bellows Falls.
  • 7:30-9pm Rise Up and Sing: Justice For All. Guilford Community Church, Guilford.
April 1, Saturday     
April 2, Sunday          
  • 12noon-1pm Vets for Peace live call-in TV show. VCAM, Channel 15.
  • 1-4pm Black Lives Matter March. Main Street, Main St, Winooski.
April 3, Monday         
April 4, Tuesday 
  • 8:30-10am Arraignment of the TD3. Superior Court, Brattleboro.
  • 6-7:30pm Film: "1984" at Brattleboro Food Co-op.

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.
Activist Highlight
We are excited to highlight this mechanism for involvement that we heard about on one of our favorite podcasts, CodeSwitch.

Safety Pin Box is a monthly subscription box for white people striving to be allies in the fight for Black Liberation. Box memberships are a way to not only financially support Black femme freedom fighters, but also complete measurable tasks in the fight against white supremacy.

What is it? A physical box shipped to you with 3 guided ally tasks each month. Tasks will vary in scope from individual to group assignments, and task categories include data collection, personal development, influencing your networks, and showing radical compassion. Tasks are designed to be completed within the month and members are encouraged to document their work and collaborate with other Safety Pin members online to complete projects.Plus:
  • Exclusive "calls to action" when urgent ally services are needed in times of crisis
  • Subscribers ONLY Safety Pin Box Facebook group featuring connections to other subscribers & exclusive SPB content
  • The Pincast - an exclusive Podcast hosted by SPB Creators
  • Monthly Ally Chat Q&A
  • Quarterly "Beyond The Box" Webinar with Special Guests

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