-- Ways you can support youth leadership and help change state gun legislations: see the Action Highlight below!
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PJC Educational Programs & Events
Agents of Change Screening Thursday, March 22, 6-7:30pm, MMU High School Library, Jericho. Hosted by MMU students and MMU's After Dark Program.  Register  here  FREE. 

March for Our Lives Saturday, March 24, 2018  in Montpelier, Rutland, and Washington, D.C. See Action Highlight section for more info..

Free Trade vs. Fair Trade Presentation Saturday, March 24, 12-1pm, PJC. Learn how Free Trade policies have put profit before people and planet. Arrive at 11:30am for Volunteer Orientation. FREE.

Anti-Militarism Game Day Sunday, March 25, 12-2pm, PJC. Play modified versions of Jeopardy and Jenga to learn about the military industrial complex. Enjoy pizza and prizes while playing. FREE

Wednesdays, March 28th and April 4th, 6pm-8pm, at the Unitarian Church, 130 Main St, Montpelier. Led by Ginny Sassaman. Register.

Nonviolent Engagement in Conflict Tuesday, April 10, 6-8pm,  MMU, Jericho. Explore how addressing conflict nonviolently can be a positive and effective way to support social in many ways. Register. FREE.
Saturday April 14, 9am  at Burlington High Learn about activist work in the community. Register . Fees vary.

Toxic Whiteness Discussion Group Wednesday, April 18, 12-1pm, PJC. Ongoing monthly drop-in group specifically for white people. FREE.

Building a World Beyond War: What Will it Take? Conference Saturday, May 12, 9:30-4:30 at St. Joseph School, Burlington. Keynote by Beata Tsosie-Peña of Tewa Women United, more info coming soon. 

For more info on these events visit Upcoming Events on our website or contact program@pjcvt.org.
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Flynn Center 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!
VYO & VSO Link up
Thursday, March 22,10am
Music moves. Melody, rhythm, and harmony all change, shift, and develop. Through the Link Up repertoire, hands-on activities, and a culminating interactive performance with a professional orchestra, we will discover how the orchestra moves.

VSO Masterworks
Saturday, March 24, 7:30pm
Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage;
ANDRÉ PREVIN- Double Concerto for Vioin and Cello; TCHAIKOVSKY - Symphony No. 2, "Little Russian"
March 20, 2018
Social Justice Symposium 
You're invited to the second annual Social Justice Symposium on Saturday, April 14. During this day-long event,  35 groups and organizations will be sharing ways for you to get involved with their efforts.

Saturday, April 14, 9-3:30,  Burlington High School

This year you'll also see the addition of Community Conversations:  90 minute workshops that explore a number of different issues and topics including the South Burlington high school name change and implicit bias.

Click here to register  or register over the phone by calling 802-863-2345 x6. 

If you have any questions contact Kina at program@pjcvt.org or by calling the above number.
PJC Game Day
Are you a Jenga master? Excellent at Jeopardy? Test your skills, knowledge, and luck at our game night! Our modified versions of these popular games are a great way to learn a bit about the military industrial complex while meeting people and having fun.
1. The Jenga competition will include trivia cards that connect militarism with the issues of racism, imperialism, climate justice, and patriarchy.
2. Jeopardy categories are Anti-War Activists, Women leading Peace Movements, U.S. International Atrocities, Police Militarization, Cost of War, and Anti-War Song Lyrics.
This is a free event and there will be pizza for all! Participants who answer questions correctly in each game will get raffle tickets for our GRAND PRIZE drawing!
From the Blog: Youth Journalism Trip
Conversations from the Open Road is a program that brings together high school students and journalists to travel, listen to stories, engage in tough conversations, and transform their experiences into digital media. Click here to find out about and apply for upcoming trips.

"The trip to Detroit with Conversations from the Open Road, was exactly what I thought traveling meant. A small group of people, a goal in mind, no maps in hand, letting spontaneity and word-of-mouth lead us on to the next discovery. The beaten tracks of Detroit were ignored in favor of the side streets, and the other tourists were politely ignored in favor of the people whose city it really was. We didn't take pictures of the water protest from a distance-we joined the crowd and held picket signs in the air with everyone who had their water turned off by the city... We stopped in urban gardens to learn about the communities that are grown through mutual love of food and friends; we talked to Yusef Shakur, an ex-gang member who now works to promote knowledge and understanding in his neighborhood. We learned about artists and how they create brighter futures and healthy communication with their projects."

-- Kassandra Morse, CFTOR 2014 participant.
Community Calendar
This is a partial listing. See more events in our public calendar.
March 20, Tuesday
  • 6-8pm 350VT node meeting, 22 Church St, Burlington. Every Tuesday.
  March 21, Wednesday
March 22, Thursday
  • 6-7:30pm Film Screening of Agents of Change at Mount Mansfield Union High School, Jericho.
March 24, Saturday
March 26, Monday
  • 5:30-8pm Youth for Change, at the Root Social Justice Center, Brattleboro. Every Monday
  • 7-8:30pm 350VT 
    Burlington Node Mtg
March 27, Tuesday
  • 6-8pm What Happened with the (Act 54) Advisory Panel? 
    CCTV Productions.
  • 6-8pm SURJ-BTV at First Unitarian Universalist Society, Burlington.
March 29, Thursday
April 7, Saturday
April 8, Sunday
  • 2-5:30pm  Soul Food Sundays. POC Gathering at The Root Social Justice Center, Brattleboro. Every Sunday.
April 9, Monday
April 11, Wednesday
  • 7-8:30pm 350VT Local Group Meeting, Second Congregational Church, 115 Hillside St, Bennington. 
April 12, Thursday
  • 5:30-7pm Women's International League for Peace and Freedom meeting at PJC.
Please email events for our google calendar and enews
Action Highlight: Support March for Our Lives and Gun Reform
On March 24, young people across the country will take to the streets to demand that politicians put an end to the senseless gun violence that has become an all too common part of American life. Here are some ways that you can help support the students who are calling for change:
Contact your legislators and the Governor about legislation that will be out of committee and taken up in each chamber as soon as tomorrow. Find out who your legislators are here.  
  1. Tell your Representatives: "Please pass S.55."
  2. Tell your Senators, "Please pass the domestic violence and extreme risk bills ." 
  3. Tell the Governor: "Please pass all gun legislation in front of you." 
To contact the Governor, please call 802-828-3333. To contact your legislators, please call the Sargent at Arms at 802-828-2228. You can leave a message for all your Reps and Senators simultaneously. If you are unable to get through to the Sargent at Arms, you can also call or email your reps. 
These two phone calls will take less than five minutes! Check GunSense  Vermont for more details on the bills.
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