the connection between warfare abroad and economic exploitation and racism at home were made plain in MLK's speech one year before his murder.
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Also in this issue:
Arlo Guthrie and
Peter Yarrow Concert

Please join us for this benefit concert for the award-winning Vermont-made film, "The Resurrection of Victor Jara."

Arlo Guthrie & Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary) 
Thursday, June 8, 7:30pm 
Barre Opera House  
Filmmaker John Summa will present an extended film trailer, and there will be other special features. Please help support the release of this award-winning film about the Chilean folk-music legend, Victor Jara who was known as the voice of his countries dispossessed and was murdered by the Pinochet regime in Chile in 1973 for his political activism.

Victor Jara - las casitas del barrio alto 
Victor Jara - las casitas
del barrio alto

PJC Educational Programming
Thursday, June 8, 11am-12pm,  PJC. Led by Kristen Connors.

Black Lives Matter Forum Sunday, June 11, 3pm Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburgh. Facilitated by Rachel Siegel. $2

Wednesday, June 14, 12-1pm, PJC. Led by Rachel Siegel and Kyle Silliman-Smith.

Family Dance Party for Loving Day 
Thursday, June 15, 6:30-9pm, ArtsRiot, Burlington. Held in partnership with Loving Day Vermont and with the support of ArtsRiot. Sliding scale admission. Proceeds will support racial justice programs at the Peace & Justice Center and the Clemmons Family Farm.

Saturday, June 24, 3-4pm, PJC. Led by Amy Crosswhite.

"What to the Negro is the 4th of July?" Community Reading of Frederick Douglass' Speech
Tuesday, July 11, 5:30-7pm, Burlington City Hall on the Church Street side.

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
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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!

Robert Cray: Saturday, June 3 at 8pm. 
"Cray is one of those rare trinities in music: an excellent musician who is also an excellent vocalist who is also an excellent songwriter." --Village Voice
Kamasi Washington: Wednesday, June 7 at 8pm.
With raw creativity and an uncanny ear in the vein of Pharoah Sanders, John Coltrane, and other astral jazz pioneers, Washington has become one of the most exciting jazz musicians of the 21st century. 
May 30, 2017
Beyond Vietnam: a Time to Break Silence
50 years ago, Dr. King gave his address "Beyond Vietnam: a Time to Break Silence." He was assassinated one year later to the day. The speech highlights the links between violence abroad in the form of warfare and violence at home in the form of economic exploitation and racism. Many of his advisors thought that linking the Civil Rights Movement to the Anti-War Movement would be disastrous to the Civil Rights Movement. 

Some of the readers of MLK's speech
"Beyond Vietnam: a Time to Break Silence
on May 4 in Burlington.

Through our partnership with the YWCA Vermont  who organized this Stand Against Racism event and the Vietnam Peace Commemorative Committee who organized readings of this speech all over the country, we were able to support this community reading of the speech.

If you missed it, I highly recommend that you  watch it here thanks to CCTV. Even if you just listen to the stream, I'm sure you will be moved. The relevance of his words has not faded.

Thanks to all who were involved!   
Welcome Kina, Programming Assistant
Kina Thorpe,
PJC Programming Assistant

Kina joined us this month right after she graduated from Champlain College. With her, she brings a passion for social justice that she cultivated over the years through participating in, organizing, and hosting various educational and activist events. Some of Kina's other joys include theater, writing, and watching documentaries. We are so excited to welcome her and look forward to learning and serving together. Both her upbeat attitude and her serious drive for justice are infectious.
A couple loose ends
Looking for youth programs? In the last enews, we highlighted a few youth programs. We erroneously stated that Play in the Wild has programs for kids up to 11. They actually run camps for 5-19 year olds! Check out Play in the Wild here.

Are you on Facebook? The Peace & Justice Center has a facebook page! Like and follow us to stay informed about not just our events and other activist work statewide, but to find resources on nonviolence, anti-war, racial justice, and more!

Our Peace & Justice Store also has a separate page. Check out the Store's page here.

Are you a member of Burlington's City Market/Onion River Coop? If so, please take their member survey and suggest that they mandate anti-oppression and in particular racial justice education for their management. Problems have been surfacing and the Union can use our support. The survey is open until June 4 and you can make a statement to this effect in the comments at the end. Union negotiations are currently underway and member comments can make a difference! If you've already taken the survey, feel free to leave a comment card the next time you shop.
Community Events
This is a partial listing of what we have in our public calendar. If you have questions about any of the events, you can find more information by visiting our calendar.
May 31, Wednesday        
  • 5-8pm Burlington's Welcoming Community Committee Mtg. This is a meeting of the City Council's ad hoc committee. City Hall, Burlington
June 1, Thursday
  • 7-8pm Outright Vermont presents the world premier of Trans-What? Film and panel. Suggested donation $10 to benefit Outright Vermont. Main St Landing Film House, Burlington.
June 2-4, Friday-Sunday        
  • 350VT leadership training. Common Ground Center, 473 Tatro Rd, Starksboro.
June 2, Friday
  •  5-5:30pm Peace Vigil. Top of Church St, Burlington.
June 3, Saturday         June 4, Sunday        
  • 9-10:30am Peer-Led Mindfulness Meet-Up for Teens. Stillpoint Center, Burlington. Every Sunday.
  • 11am-1pm Religious Freedom or Religious Tyranny? Bugbee Senior Center, White River Jct.
  • 12-1:00pm Vets for Peace live call-in TV show.  VCAM, Channel 15.
  • 4:-6:00pm January 2018 Youth March Planning Meeting. 135 College St, 2nd floor, Burlington.
June 5, Monday        
  • 5:00-midnight People's Climate Fest! Arts Riot, Burlington. Celebrate the People's Climate Marc.
  • 6:15-8pm Burlington-Bethlehem-Arad Sister City Committee meeting. Miller Center, Burlington.
June 6 , Tuesday       
  • 7-9pm Indivisible Calais and Migrant Justice invite you to meet Peter Shapiro, an Oakland labor journalist.
June 8, Thursday        
  • 10:30-11am New Volunteer Orientation. PJC
  • 11-12noon Cocoa Campaign Presentation. PJC
  • 5:30-7:30pm WILPF. PJC
  • 5:30-7:30pm Mother Up! Monthly Gathering. First UU Society, 152 Pearl St, Burlington.
June 9, Friday        
  • 5-5:30pm Peace Vigil. Top of Church St, Burlington.
June 10, Saturday        
  • 10am-5pm Vermont LGBTQIA Solidarity March on Montpelier.
  • Pride March, Washington DC.
  • 9pm-1am SASS: A Monthly Queer Social And Dance Party. Higher Ground, South Burlington.
June 11, Sunday        
  • 11:30am-12:30pm Film: What the Health. First UU Society, 152 Pearl St, Burlington.
  • 3-5:30pm Black Lives Matter Forum.Rokeby Museum, 4334 US-7, Ferrisburgh.
June 12, Monday        
  • 6-8pm Vermonters for Justice in Palestine. PJC.
  • 7-8:30pm Burlington Node Mtg. 350VT office, 255 So. Champlain St. 3rd floor. North end of hallway.
  • 7-10pm Black Lives Matter VT action meeting at Integrated Arts Academy, 6 Archibald St, Burlington.
June 14, Wednesday        
  • 12-1pm Toxic Whiteness Bag Lunch Discussion Group. PJC
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.
Action Highlight - Youth March Planning
Planning is underway for a Vermont event designed to give a platform and outlet to youth. Organized, led by, and featuring youth and kids. Children up through college age adults welcome to participate. Young children encouraged to attend with their parents/caregivers. Join the Youth March planning meeting on June 4 in Burlington. For more information, please email Michelle.

Women's March on Montpelier, January 21, 2017

March for Truth: Restoring Faith in American Government, June 3, Montpelier
Vermont LGBTQIA Solidarity March, June 10, Montpelier
March for Milk With Dignity supporting Migrant Justice, June 17, Montpelier to Waterbury
Women's March to Ban the Bomb! Supporting UN Negotiations to adopt a treat to ban nuclear weapons. June 17, in NYC.

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