Is it too late to stop the F35s from coming to Vermont?

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Please take a minute to take this survey and let us know what you think about the work the PJC is doing. The results will be used as we move forward with our strategic planning process. 
PJC Educational Programs & Events
Good Thinking  Wednesday, February 21, 6-8pm at the PJC. Part of PJC Nuclear Film Week. FREE.

Countdown to Zero  Thursday, Feb 22, 7-9pm at Saint Michael's College, Colchester. An additional screening on Feb. 4. Part of PJC Nuclear Film Week. FREE.
Amazing Grace and Chuck Friday, Feb 23, 6-8pm at the PJC. Part of Nuclear Film Week. FREE.
Countdown to Zero   Saturday, Feb 24, 6-8pm, Champlain College. Part of PJC Nuclear Film Week. FREE.
Saturday, February 24, 12-1pm, 
at the PJC. Come at 11:30am for the New Volunteer Orientation. FREE.

The Man Who Saved the World Sunday, Feb 25, 2-4pm at Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Part of Nuclear Film Week. FREE.
Saturday, March 3, 10-12pm, at the PJC. Designed and led by Ginny Sassaman, president of Gross National Happiness USA (GNHUSA), creator of the Happiness Paradigm. Register.  
Seeing and Disrupting Racism
Sunday, March 11, 3-4pm, PJC. A rrive at 2:30pm to participate in a New Volunteer Orientation. FREE .
Ed Evert's Social Justice Activist Award Celebration  Thursday, March 15, 5:30-9pm, ECHO Center, Burlington. Join us in honoring the inspiring work of Isaiah Hines at So. Burlington and the performance poetry of Muslim Girls Making Change. More info here. 

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. 

Wednesdays, March 28th and April 4th, 6pm-8pm, at the Unitarian Church, 130 Main St, Montpelier. Led by Ginny Sassaman. Register.
For more info on these events visit Upcoming Events on our website or contact
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March for Our Future Video
Whether you couldn't make it in January or you just want to relive the experience you can now watch January's March for Our Future online! Click here to view.
Nuclear Free Future
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!

Urban Bush Women  Friday, March 9, at 10am and at 8pm.  HairStories 3.3 is a multidisciplinary work that addresses matters of race, gender identity, and economic inequality through the lens of hair, primarily that of African American women.
February 20, 2018
Hunger Strike in Support of BLM
Photo from WCAX

John Meija, the Assistant Director of Student Community Relations at the University of Vermont, has begun a hunger strike in support of Black Lives Matter and against the anti-black racism that has become more overt and commonplace at UVM and in Burlington.

Meija has created a list of nine demands and has vowed to continue the strike until the demands are met. These demands include permanently flying the BLM flag at UVM and increased funding for anti-racist work on campus. You can view the full list of his demands and sign to show your support of Meija and Black Lives Matter here. 
Building a Better Activist

Join area students and others for this half-day conference to develop and deepen insights, passion, tools and connections to create an inclusive, equitable society.

The Building a Better Activist conference is offered in conjunction with the Annual Student Conference on Race, Gender & Sexuality on March 2, 2018. It will officially close UVM's Equity Week which runs from February 26 to March 3.

Visit the website for more information and to register.
From the blog: International Women's Day
President Trump finished his first year in office being exposed as an abuser of women. He announced his misogynistic agenda to overturn Roe v. Wade and deny women control of their bodies. In response, women and girls over the planet shouted: throw out the abusers and the predators, resist male control of all societies and build a movement to stop the age-old discrimination, violence, and harassment of the 51% of the planet that is female.
International Women's Day should be on everyone's calendar this year. 2018 saw the strengthening of the "Me Too" movement when millions of women and girls throughout the world, and those who love them, raised their voices to say "enough."
PJC Job Opening
We're hiring!

The PJC is looking for a  Volunteer Coordinator/Assistant Fair Trade Store Manager. This is a key role at our center and store. The three main components of the job are to recruit and retain volunteers, day-to-day store operations, and assist our Fair Trade Education Program. 
30 hour/week. Applications will be accepted until Monday, March 19. Position starts mid-April. PJC employees are paid, at a minimum, the livable wage.
PJC is an equal opportunity employer. People of all backgrounds encouraged to apply. 
Visit our website for the full job description and application information.
Community Calendar
This is a partial listing. See more events in our public  calendar.

February 20, Tuesday
  • 6-8pm 350VT node meeting, 350VT Office, Burlington. Every Tuesday.
  • 6:30-8:30pm In Focus Film Series: Before The Flood, Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Craftsbury.
  • 7-8:30pm Champlain Area NAACP meeting, 427A Waterman Building, UVM, Burlington.
February 21, Wednesday
  • 5:30-9pm LGBTQ Youth & You: Supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Questioning Youth. 426 Industrial Ave, Suite 130, Williston.
  • 6-8pm Families United. The Root Social Justice Center, Brattleboro. Every Wednesday.
  • 7:00pm Self-Confessed: The Inappropriately Intimate Comics of Alison Bechdel, Davis Center, UVM, Burlington.
February 22, Thursday
  • 5:30-8pm Made in Dagenham. Lt. Governor Zuckerman Monthly Movie Series, Vermont State House, Montpelier.
February 24, Saturday
  • 10am-12pm Caroline Fund Pro Se Legal Clinic. Lawline of Vermont, 274 N Winooski Ave, Burlington. Every Saturday.
  • 5-7pm The Hive Mutual Support Network monthly gathering and potluck. The Root Social Justice Center, Brattleboro.
February 25, Sunday
  • 3-5pm Militarism Study Group. Plainfield Friends Meetinghouse.
  • 4:30-10pm Authentic Ethiopian Night at Zenbarn, Waterbury Center.
February 26, Monday
  • 3:30-4:30pm Livable Wage Workshop, Saint Michael's College
  • 5:30-8pm Youth for Change. The Root Social Justice Center, Brattleboro. Every Monday.
February 27, Tuesday
  • 5:30-7:30pm Active Bystander Training presented by Calling All Crows, ArtsRiot, Burlington.
  • 6-8pm SURJ-BTV, First Unitarian Universalist Society, Burlington.
February 28, Wednesday
  • 8am-6pm Disability Awareness Day at the State House, Montpelier.
March 3, Saturday
  • 1-5pm Building a Better Activist Conference. Waterman Bldg, UVM, Burlington.
  • 2-5pm In Our Hearts General Assembly. Peace & Justice Center.

March 7, Wednesday

  • International Women's Day Celebration in Burlington. See details above.

March 8, Thursday International Women's Day



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Action Highlight: F35 Resolution in Burlington
It is not too late to stop the F35s from coming to Vermont.  Other communities have made stopped a planned basing this late in the process. A strong response at the polls will get the Air Forces attention. Burlington was not their chosen location and it is our belief that they will listen to the people's voice. If we come out strongly opposed to the basing.

Whether or not you live in Burlington, there are many ways to help us pass the resolution to resist the basing of the F35s here in Vermont. Here are some ways to get involved: Check out the live debate on Channel 17, Burlington's public access channel, this Friday at 5:25. We will post a link on social media after to allow people to stream it if you can't see it live.

For more information on the basing, and why we are opposed to it, please visit the Save Our Skies/Stop the F35s website.

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