“Who We Are” Documentary Screening, Become a PJC Intern and more!

Join us April 7th at 6pm for a poetry reading and Q+A with Reuben Jackson!
-Grace Pfeil, Community Engagement Manager

In This Issue
‘Who We Are’ Documentary Screening
Become a PJC Intern!
VTPOC Network Storytelling Event
PJC Author Series with Reuben Jackson
Fair Housing Workshop
PJC Spring Sale

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April 4th, 2022

“Who We Are” Documentary Screening

Join the Peace and Justice Center and The VT Racial Justice Alliance for a free screening of the landmark documentary Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America at Merrill’s Roxy Cinema, April 9th from 2-4pm!

In Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America, Robinson shows us how legalized discrimination and state-sanctioned brutality, murder, dispossession, and disenfranchisement continued long after slavery ended, profoundly impeding Black Americans’ ability to create and accumulate wealth as well as to gain access to jobs, housing, education, and health care. Weaving heartbreak, humor, passion, and rage, Robinson’s words lay bare an all-but-forgotten past, as well as our shared responsibility to create a better country in our lifetimes.
Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America was written by Jeffery Robinson, and directed by Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler.
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Become a PJC Intern!

PJC is looking for two summer interns! Weather you are a student or a community member, PJC’s internships provide an opportunity to gain experience and work on social justice issues. Apply by April 10th using the link below!

Community Engagment Internship
PJC supports and empowers diverse grassroots and community groups seeking to make long term, systemic change. We are currently supporting a growing list of 30 organizations — including 9 new groups in the last six months alone. Our Allied Groups support issues ranging from immigrant rights and labor unionization to racial and environmental justice. This position will work closely with the Community Engagement Manager and tasks include but are not limited to:
Event Promotion and Coordination
Social Media Management
Marketing and Graphic Design
Community Engagement Events

Education and Workshops Internship
The PJC offers educational programs predominantly on racial justice, bias, and allyship but also on peace and ethical consumerism. We have hosted hundreds of gatherings for Vermont communities and organizations. Our programs include workshops, discussion groups, films, and other presentations offered to the public around the state, and we partner with groups such as schools, faith-based institutions, other nonprofits, and businesses to bring our workshops to their organizations. This position will work closely with the Community Engagement Manager and tasks include but are not limited to:
Workshop Logistics & Tech Support
Marketing and Graphic design
Community Engagement Events

Both internships are 15 hours a week. Learn more and apply by clicking the button below.
Learn more and apply!

VTPOC Network Storytelling Event

Hosted by VTPOC Network and Ferene Paris Meyer
Sunday, May 1st, 2022 4-6pm
Attention all BIPOC women and non-binary entrepreneurs (or aspiring entrepreneurs)! Join Vermont Professionals of Color Network in collaboration with Ferene Paris Meyer of All Heart Inspirations for an evening of wine, snacks, and storytelling. Meet and network with other women and non-binary entrepreneurs from across Vermont, and connect with one another through the powerful storytelling of Ferene Paris Meyer. Wine by the glass is available for purchase, but small food and snacks will be served curtesy of VT PoC!

For the purpose of building community, this event is for individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color.
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Center and Store Hours 

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Tuesday – Friday: 9am-5pm
60 Lake Street, Suite 1C
Burlington’s Waterfront (Next to Skinny Pancake) 

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PJC Author Series!

Thursday, April 7th,
6pm-7pm on Zoom

Reuben Jackson, poet and beloved former host of Friday Night Jazz on VPR joins the PJC April 7th for a poetry reading from his recent collection Scattered Clouds and Q+A. Learn more about Reuben here.
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Fair Housing Workshop

Monday, April 11th,
5 – 6:30pm on Zoom

Join PJC and CVOEO for an introduction to Tenant’s Rights & Responsibilities, and Fair Housing protections. Presented by CVOEO’s Housing Advocacy team, this workshop is for tenants, landlords, and all community members in-between. We will briefly cover tenant skills, landlord obligations, who is protected under state and federal Fair Housing Law, what housing discrimination can look and sound like, and what we can do to prevent housing discrimination. Our workshop will focus on introducing relevant information and tools participants can put directly into practice. 
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PJC Store Spring Sale!

PJC Store is welcoming spring with a 25% off sale! Use the code “SPRINGINTOAPRIL” in store and online until April 30th 2022.

Covid-19 Booster Shot

It may be time for your booster shot!
If you are homebound, call your local home health agency or 802-863-7240 to schedule an appointment or register below.
Register Here