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In 1910, members of the immigrant Jewish Community of Burlington, Vermont paid $200 to a little-known Lithuanian painter for the purpose of painting the Chai Adam Synagogue. Little did they know that within a few decades, their synagogue mural would...
On Dec. 12, 2013, United States drone operators attacked a wedding party in Yemen killing at least 12 people.  Below is a video account of Abullah Huhammad Al-Tisi, who witnessed the attacked, quoted on Democracy Now Feb. 21, 2014. “We...
The Peace & Justice Center started their Cost of War program in 2012. The program focused on numerous costs of war, especially how soldiers are affected by war. In 2014, the program became specifically about drones. As I am finishing...
In Michelle Alexander’s powerful book entitled, “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration and the Age of Colorblindness”, Alexander uses historical and empirical evidence to support her claim that the War on Drugs has continued the legacy of Jim Crow in deliberately...
We are so excited about the event this Thursday at the Center beginning at 7pm. Don’t miss the presentation from touring representatives of Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) also known as LiNK Nomads. LiNK is a global movement standing with...
The Drug War’s reach is global. As illicit drug use is on the rise in Vermont, another dimension of the Drug War is playing out with unprecedented violencesouth of the US-Mexico border. Questions of legalizing marijuana and addressing police violence have dominated political debates...
We remember. We remember the six Jesuit priest scholars and academics, their housekeeper and her teenage daughter shot to death on the campus of the University of El Salvador. We remember Archbishop Oscar Romero, a bullet pierced his heart as...
For those of you who came to our party on Saturday, surely, you left inspired by the powerful words from Migrant Justice!!! Please join Migrant Justice this Saturday 6pm-11:30pm in Burlington for their annual Fiesta! For more information and to purchase tickets in advance...
Wednesday, December 10th at 6:30 pm, The Experience of Drone Pilots Presentation, at the Peace and Justice Center, 60 Lake Street, Burlington, VT. Since the implementation of the Cost of War Program in 2012, the Peace & Justice Center has...
Earn a living wage while promoting fair trade in a retail setting. Assistant Manager is responsible for operations; customer service; recruiting, training & supervising volunteers; visual merchandising; special events; off-site sales; and educational presentations to the public. 16 hours /...