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Now, as much as ever, your support makes a difference. Please give today, on #GivingTuesday and #FairTuesday, and join the nationwide movement to support local efforts. Memberships start at $15. Please click here to see all the benefits and to...
The Peace & Justice Center is organizing buses to the Women’s March on Washington on January 21, 2017. We are also supporting a rally in Montpelier on the same day. For more information on that, please see the facebook event....
In preparation for family and community gatherings that are ripe for racist renditions of our country’s origin, we suggest these three articles: The Suppressed Speech of Wamsutta: 350 Years after invading this continent, in 1970, Wamsutta James, a Wampanoag Man. was...
The Peace & Justice Center was recently approached by Jesse Wiens, the Board President of Baba Tree International about hosting an orientation for their Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program/Play in the Wild! Mentoring Program. This program does not yet have an official...
Have you seen articles about wearing a safety pin? Have you been wearing one? Do you want to wear one? In the wake of the national election physical and verbal assaults towards Muslims, queer folks, and people of color have...
The head of Champlain College’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Amé Lambert, was recently on a hiatus to finish her PhD dissertation. This caused a temporary halt in some of the work of the Office including many activities that are...
Today is a day that reminds us of the importance of our commitment to nonviolence and civil rights. The work we, together, have done and will continue to do prepares and supports people to take meaningful action around a multitude...
Sunday, November 13, 2016, 4:30 documentary film screening, Main Street Landing Film House This event is in honor of Veteran’s Day. Soldier’s Heart, founded in 2006, tends the invisible wounds resulting from war and military service. These wounds are now...
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...