-- Voter registration and much more at the Race Against Racism and Let Equality Bloom Festival!
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In This Issue
Wanted: Music!
The stereo in our store has bit the dust. Do you have a stereo with an auxiliary jack and/or speakers that you can donate?
PJC Educational Programs & Events
Wednesday, September 19, 7-9pm , Davis Center, UVM,Burlington . Atomic bomb survivors from Hiroshima and Nagasaki will join disarmament educators on a panel. This group will discuss the historic, ethical, human and environmental consequences of nuclear weapons and efforts including ratifying the UN treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons.

Thursdays, September 20th, 27th and October 4th from 6:15-8:15pm at Sterling College in Craftsbury. FREE. Register here.
Thursday, September 20, 6-8pm, PJC. A space for people of color to share their experiences. Open to all POC. FREE.
Banana Industry Presentation   
Saturday, September 22, 2-3pm, PJC.  Learn how millions of residents in the banana lands, banana production means social upheaval, violence and pesticide poisoning. FREE.
Inside Iran: Author Talk with Medea Benjamin 
Tuesday, September 26, 6pm , PJC. This book highlights the heroic efforts of Iranians to live in a more open, more democratic society free of outside interference. It also traces how Western sanctions have affected life in Iran and delves into Iran's tumultuous relationship with the U.S. and its neighbors. FREE .

Tuesday, October 2, 12-1pm, at PJC. Process how white supremacy culture harms white people. FREE

Cocoa Campaign Satuday, October 6, 2-3pm at the PJC.  This event focuses on the issue of child slavery and human trafficking in the cocoa industry. Come early for our Volunteer Orientation. FREE. 

Building Empathy and Addressing Racial Oppression Mondays, October 8, 15, 22, 6-8pm,  at Unitarian Church, Montpelier. 
This program strives to give participants the opportunity to build skills and knowledge to engage in conversations about oppression. Participants are expected to attend all three sessions. Sliding scale fee- no one turned away for lack of funds. Register here.
For more info on these events visit Upcoming Events or contact program@pjcvt.org.
Voices from Palestine
The Last 48 Seconds of a Child's Defiance in Gaza 

YouTube issues a warning:
This video may be inappropriate for some viewers."

Assurances must then be given by said viewers that they "understand and wish to proceed'' before being permitted to watch a Palestinian child be gunned down in an open field by an unknown Israeli sniper.

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September 18, 2018
Inside Iran: Author Talk with Medea Benjamin

Join us at the PJC to meet Medea Benjamin, co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK and the human rights group Global Exchange. Listen, participate and ask questions as she discusses her new book, Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

This easy-to-read book is designed to help Americans understand Iran so that we will be better equipped to prevent war. It recounts Iran's long, proud history and the disastrous effects of outside intervention. It sets the stage for the 1979 Islamic revolution and the religious regime's crackdown on human rights, religious minorities, and women. The book traces how decades of Western sanctions have affected daily life, and delves into Iran's tumultuous relationship with the United States and with its neighbors in the region. Most importantly, it highlights the heroic efforts of Iranians to live in a more open, more democratic society free of outside interference.   
From the Blog: Meet Our New Interns
Say hello to our interns for the fall 2018 season.  Click their names to read more about them!

Bridget Manning - Fair Trade
Hayley Martin -  Programming
Ryan Murphy -  Programming
Tim Nyhus -  Programming/Racial Justice
Cecily Breen - Racial Justice
McKenzie Imhoff - Racial Justice
Deanna Tuttle -  Volunteer Development
Bananas and war: what's the connection?
For us, bananas are cheap, healthy snack that can be found in the homes of millions of Americans. But for the millions of people who live in the banana lads, the production of our cheap treat means social upheaval, violence, and pesticide poisoning. The documentary Banana Land explores the origins of these disparate realities, and opens the conversation on how workers, producers and consumers can address these issues.

Banana Land - Blood Bullets & Poison (Official Trailer)
Banana Land - Blood Bullets & Poison (Official Trailer)

After checking out the trailer, be sure to mark your calendars for our upcoming Banana Industry presentation. Join us in learning about the oppressive banana industry and figure out how we got here. We'll brainstorm solutions that each participant can take in order to say "no" to the traditional banana industry.   
Hibakusha in Vermont: Survivors of the Atomic Bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Visit UVM on September 19 from 7-9pm at the Davis Center at UVM for Hibakusha Stories, a panel led by atomic bomb survivors from Hiroshima and Nagasaki   Shigeko Sasamori and Yaskuaki Yamashia   .The panel will discuss the historic, ethical, human, and environmental consequences of nuclear weapons and efforts. 

The panel will analyze of the role of nuclear weapons in our society including ratifying the UN treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons.  The program will open with a short performance by Burlington Taiko.
Community Calendar
This is a parti al listing. See more in our public
calendar .

September 18, Tuesday
September 19, Wednesday September 20, Thursday
  • 11:30am-1pm Vigil at TDBank. Woodstock.
  • 7-9pm Hiroshima and Nasagaki: First-hand accounts from Nuclear Attack survivors. McCarthy Arts Center, St Michael's College, Colchester.
September 22, Saturday
  • 8am-12pm Walks and Run for Children. 1st Unitarian Universalist Society, Burlington.
  • 10am-12pm Caroline Fund Pro Se Legal Clinic. Lawline of Vermont, 274 N Winooski Ave, Burlington. Every Saturday.
September 22, Saturday
  • 6:30-8pm Indian Dinner and Silent Auction: Child Haven International Benefit. $20. Old North End Community Center, 20 Allen St, Burlington.
September 23, Sunday September 23, Sunday
  • 12-3pm 2nd Annual Race Against Racism, Montpelier.
September 24, Monday
  • 9am-12pm Working with LGBTQ Youth, Saint Johnsbury.

September 25, Tuesday
  • 6-8pm Save Our Skies meeting at PJC, Burlington.

September 25, Tuesday
  • 6-8pm SURJ-BTV at First Unitarian Universalist Society, Burlington.
September 26, Wednesday
  • 9am-12pm Working with LGBTQ Youth, 147 State St, Montpelier.
September 27, Thursday
  • 6:30-9pm Lt. Gov. Zuckerman Hosts Movie: Tough Guise 2. 1325 Main St, Saint Johnsbury.
  • 7-9pm Between Democratic Pluralism and Racial Dominance: The Escalating Threat of White Supremacist Violence and Intimidation. McCarthy Arts Center, St Michael's College, Colchester.
September 28, Friday
  • 9am-12pm Working with LGBTQ Youth Rutland

September 29, Saturday
  • 8am-1pm Burlington Out of the Darkness Community Walk to Fight Suicide, Oakledge Park, Burlington.
October 1, Monday
  • 5:30-8pm Youth for Change, The Root Social Justice Center, Brattleboro.
October 2, Tuesday
  • 6-8pm Burlington 350VT meeting, 22 Church St, Burlington.
  • 7-9pm You can Call It Apartheid: the challenges facing the Palestinians under Israeli Occupation. McCarthy Arts Center, St Michael's College, Colchester.

Please email us events for our google calendar and enews.
Action Highlight: Let Equality Bloom + Race Against Racism

Hosted By the Women'sMarch Vermont: This Sunday, a day-long empowerment and voter education festival will be based at the O.N.E. Community Center.
Festivities begin at noon, will take place at venues across the Old North End, and include: guest speakers, live music, performance art, interactive workshops, group art projects, food trucks, and, of course, voter registration!  This event is free and open to all!  For more information and details on all the specific locations, speakers, workshops, and collaborative groups attending, you can check out the event's  Facebook Page   and  website .

I n a unification against discrimination, the second-annual Race Against Racism is taking place this Sunday, September 23rd, at Montpelier
High School. The 5K run/walk will begin at 11:30, but there will also be music, lawn games, food, tabling organizations, and a selection of speakers from around Vermont at the Rally Against Racism starting at noon. Proceeds will be benefiting Migrant Justice and Youth 4 Change at The Root Social Justice CenterFor more information you can check out the event's Facebook Page and Website.
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