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    Champlain Valley Amnesty International Monthly Meeting

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    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.

    Race Against Racism

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    Sun., Sept. 23, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

    A 5K run/walk leads to a rally featuring activists, artists, musicians and spoken word artists. Race, 11:30 a.m.; rally, noon. at Montpelier High School in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). $5-15.

    Building Empathy & Addressing Racial Oppression

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    Thursdays, 6:15-8:15 p.m. Continues through Oct. 4

    Three weekly workshops touch on topics such as white fragility and subconscious bias. at Sterling College in Craftsbury Common. Northeast Kingdom (map). Free; preregister; limited space.

    'Environmental Justice & Nuclear Waste: The Road From New England to Texas and New Mexico'

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    Tue., Sept. 18, 6 p.m.

    In a stop on a New England tour organized by the Citizens Awareness Network, speakers address issues related to nuclear waste. A mock high-level nuclear waste cask shows what shipments through the region look like. at Unitarian Church of Montpelier in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free.

    Veterans for Peace

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    Sat., Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Those who have served their country attend a morning meeting to discuss conflict resolution. at Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free.

    Justice for All's 4th Birthday Party

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    Fri., Sept. 21, 6-9 p.m.

    Activists celebrate the Vermont-based racial justice nonprofit by boogying to the blues stylings of Dave Keller. at Sweet Melissa's in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free; nonperishable food items are accepted.

    Banana Industry Presentation

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    Sat., Sept. 22, 2-3 p.m.

    When we buy bananas, are we supporting injustice? An educational discussion puts forth tangible action steps. Arrive at 1:30 p.m. for a PJC new volunteer orientation. at Peace & Justice Store in Burlington (map). Free.

    Talking With Kids About Racism

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    Tue., Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m.

    The second of a three-part facilitated discussion addresses the far-reaching effects of prejudice and white privilege. Attendance at all three sessions is required. at International Commons, Saint Michael's College in Colchester. Chittenden County (map). Free.

    Fair Trade 101: Global Trade & Racism

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    Tue., Sept. 18, 2-3 p.m.

    Attendees gain an understanding of the effects of U.S. trade policies on the Global South. Arrive at 1:30 p.m. for a PJC new volunteer orientation. at Peace & Justice Store in Burlington (map). Free.
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