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    People of Color Steering Committee Meeting for Racial Justice Alliance


    Wed., Oct. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

    All people of color interested in being a part of the leadership of this racial justice policy advocacy group are encouraged to attend a monthly meeting. at First Congregational Church in Burlington (map). Free.

    24-Hour Protest Song


    Thu., Oct. 24, 12 p.m.

    From poets to professors to politicians, folks join composer Daniel Bernard Roumain to improvise a collaborative performance piece expressing disapproval with discriminatory U.S. immigration laws. at Burlington City Hall in Burlington (map). Free; preregister to participate.

    Domestic Violence Awareness Month Candlelight Vigil


    Thu., Oct. 24, 5:30 p.m.

    Flames in hand, attendees march up Church Street in remembrance of those who have lost their lives to domestic violence. The walk culminates in a survivor speakout at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington. at Burlington City Hall in Burlington (map). Free.

    Vermont Racial Justice Alliance Meeting & Use of Force Forum


    Thu., Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m.

    From training to policy and data collection, this community forum provides insight on use of force in policing in Vermont, as well as policy proposals. at Rights & Democracy Vermont in Burlington (map). Free.

    New England Coalition on Nuclear Pollution Annual Meeting


    Sat., Oct. 26, 1:30-4:15 p.m.

    Heidi Hutner excerpts her documentary feature, Accidents Can Happen: The Women of Three Mile Island, telling the tale of four mothers who formed an antinuclear advocacy group. at 118 Elliot in Brattleboro. Brattleboro/Okemo Valley (map). Free.

    Practice Session: Interrupting Hate & Addressing Unintended Bias


    Wed., Nov. 6, 6-8 p.m.

    Have you ever wished you knew how to respond to racist comments and jokes? Join Central Vermont Showing Up for Racial Justice to hone effective reactions. at Unitarian Church of Montpelier in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). Donations.

    Champlain Valley Amnesty International Monthly Meeting


    Third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Activists gather with the goal of advancing human rights. at Brownell Library in Essex Junction. Chittenden County (map). Free.

    Mother Up! Montpelier

    Mother Up! Montpelier


    Fourth Tuesday of every month, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    Parents discuss the realities of the climate crisis and its effects on young people. Dinner and childcare are provided. at Unitarian Church of Montpelier in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free.
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