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We are posting this information from an e-mail we received and it includes: * Info on the upcoming Standing Rock Solidarity Evening and supply drop off in Montpelier Nov 12 * Background on NoDAPL and Standing Rock * Other ways to get involved and...
It was such a pleasure to see Medea Benjamin last week at the Peace & Justice Center. Those present learned about Afghanistan, ways in which we can affect change through education and activism relating to Afghanistan, and more. We are...
Education is an essential building block for effective nonviolent activism and conflict intervention. Many people know about nonviolent leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and Cesar Chavez but how often do we learn about the...
Halloween is approaching! As the calendar nears one of my favorite holidays, I am anticipating it with a new and informed perspective that has developed into a prominent concern about chocolate production and consumption. My time here as the Fair...
Deputy Nick Palmier, who shot and killed Jesse Beshaw in Winooski last month, acted in accordance with law enforcement protocols. This was determined by the State’s Attorney’s office, and agreed upon by the “Voice of the Free Press” and others...
Thursday, October 27th 5-6pm at the Peace & Justice Center. This presentation focuses on the issue of child slavery and human trafficking in the cocoa industry. It is designed to educate, brainstorm solutions and create tangible action steps that fit within...
Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.–Saudi Connection October 26th, 4:30-6:30pm at the Peace & Justice Center. Book talk followed by Q&A and a call to action! About the Book: In seven succinct chapters followed by a meditation on prospects for change, Benjamin—cited by...
Please join us on Indigenous People’s Day (formerly Columbus Day) to rally in solidarity with Standing Rock’s struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline and then march to a major public Vermont Gubernatorial debate to push for a “Clean and Green...
We are once again hosting this valuable discussion group, this time in three-parts, facilitated by Traci Griffith and Rachel Siegel on Saturdays, October 22, 29 and November 5, 3-5:00. “I do this for my son,” says Traci. “I have to...
by Judy Dow For years I’ve been interested in how parents and teachers work to protect children from knowing the truth about topics they are uncomfortable discussing. I’ve heard all the excuses; “They’re too young to know the truth,” “I...