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    Mother Up! Monthly Meet-Up


    Third Thursday of every month, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Continues through June 21

    Families discuss the realities of climate change and what that means on a local level. A vegetarian meal and childcare are provided. at First Unitarian Universalist Society in Burlington (map). Free; preregister.

    Champlain Valley Amnesty International Meeting


    Sat., Jan. 20, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Area members and interested individuals gather with the goal of tackling human-rights issues. at Essex Police Department in Essex. Chittenden County (map). Free.

    Plainfield Resistance Fair: January 20, One Year Later


    Sat., Jan. 20, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Neighbors stay engaged with current issues by connecting with social justice groups amid music, poetry and activities. at Plainfield Town Hall Opera House in Plainfield. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free.

    March For Our Future


    Sat., Jan. 20, 1-3 p.m.

    Youth and their allies make strides for human rights by proceeding to the Vermont statehouse lawn for speakers and performers. at Montpelier City Hall in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free.

    ACLU Smart Justice Campaign Launch & Celebration


    Wed., Jan. 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

    Community members learn new ways to help end mass incarceration at a gathering with advocate Bill Cob, slam poets Muslim Girls Making Change and the ACLU of Vermont. at ArtsRiot in Burlington (map). Free.

    Fair Trade Labels 101


    Sat., Jan. 27, 12-1 p.m.

    A presentation and discussion breaks down designations within the fair trade movement. Arrive at 11:30 a.m. for a PJC new volunteer orientation. at Peace & Justice Center in Burlington (map). Free.

    An Economy for All of Us: Eradicating Poverty, Building Economic Justice


    Tue., Jan. 30, 7 p.m.

    A panel of economic experts explores the systems and structures that transfer real wealth from low-income individuals to the rich. at Unitarian Church of Montpelier in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free.

    Mental Health Advocacy Day


    Wed., Jan. 31, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Citizens join NAMI Vermont representatives to meet with elected officials and voice their concerns regarding the state's mental health system. at Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free.

    Traci Griffith


    Wed., Jan. 31, 7-8:30 p.m.

    The St. Michael's College professor demystifies the differences between free speech and hate speech. at Brownell Library in Essex Junction. Chittenden County (map). Free.

    Women's International League for Peace & Freedom Meeting


    Second Thursday of every month, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    Socially conscious ladies convene to discuss upcoming programs and community-related topics. at Peace & Justice Center in Burlington (map). Free.
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