Event Calendar

Vermont Left Events: December 2023

Below is a selection of upcoming events in Vermont relevant to the left.

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DateLocationEvent Description
Dec. 2
1:00 PM
Capitol Building
State House Rally for Palestine
Vermont Coalition for Palestinian Liberation
“Israel has declared total war against the people of Gaza with the full military, economic, and diplomatic support of the U.S. While the U.S. government denies its own citizens access to healthcare, climate disaster relief, education, and more, it is sending billions of dollars of aid and military supplies to Israel. Already, Israel has used that to kill and wound tens of thousands of Palestinians and displace more than one million from their homes. It has destroyed schools, hospitals, mosques, churches, and civilian housing in flagrant violation of international law, and has also carried out attacks in the West Bank and the surrounding region. We must stand with Palestinians in their struggle for liberation.”
Dec. 5
6:00 PM
Fletcher Free Library
Labor for Palestine
Tempest Collective
“Since Israel launched its murderous bombing campaign and invasion of Gaza there have been huge protests all over the world. Here in the US a resurgent labor movement has come out in solidarity with Palestinians. Many unions have passed resolutions calling for a ceasefire and condemning Israel’s assault on Gaza. These developments are encouraging but there is much more that can be done. Join us on December 5th for a panel discussion about the importance of the labor movement in the fight for Palestinian liberation.”
Tuesday Dec. 5
8:00 PM
Democracy Creative
266 Pine St
Declare a Climate Emergency: VT Campaign Watch Party
Sunrise Movement Champlain Valley
“We’re starting a campaign to urge President Biden Declare a Climate Emergency. We want you to be a part of the movement! Come to our watch party!”
Dec. 7-14
5:30 PM
Pliny Park
Hannukah Against Apartheid: 8 Nights of Light for Palestine
Jewish Voice for Peace VT/NH
“Each night will have a different theme related to justice and solidarity. JVP VT/NH offers this event to honor and fight for the lives and communities destroyed in Gaza, the West Bank, and Israel. As anti-Zionist Jews, we call on allies to gather and loudly advocate for immediate and permanent ceasefire.
We will light candles, sing, mourn, and organize, and we invite community members to bring menorahs and candles, warm layers, posters and signs, songs, instruments, and latkes, sufganiyot, or juice to share.”
Dec. 8
10:00 AM
UVM Waterman Building
UVM Graduate Student Worker Work-In
UVM Graduate Student Union
“Attention UVM community! Join us on December 8th, anytime between 10 am to 3 pm, on the first floor of Waterman for a powerful action. Graduate Students United invites you to a work-in to showcase our vital role as employees. Let’s do our grading and final semester work outside the admin offices to show we ARE workers and we demand acknowledgment and fair treatment. Your presence amplifies our message!”
Dec. 8
10:00 AM
Champlain College
Rozendal Court
Rally for Palestine: Protect Palestinians Here & Overseas
Champlain College Students for Justice in Palestine
Dec. 9
1:00 PM
Fletcher Free Library
75 Years of the Declaration of Human Rights: In the Midst of War What is the Path Forward?
WILPF-Burlington VICII, Green Valley Media
A panel discussion with David Gallup, Wafic Faour, Mark Oettinger. Introduced by Robin Lloyd, Sandy Baird, and Henry Nichols.
Dec. 13
8:00 PM
Radio Bean
8 North Winooski Ave, Burlington
Food Not Cops Benefit & Kind Goods Donation Drive
Food Not Cops
“Featuring: Baby Fearn & the Plants, Marxist Jargon, Tall Travis, and more?! Accepting kind goods such as: tents, sleeping bags/pads, tarps, backpacks”
Dec 21
4:30 PM
City Hall Park, BarreLongest Night Vigil in Barre
Vermont Workers Center, Rainbow Bridge Community Center
Join folks from the Poor People’s Campaign and Rainbow Bridge Community Center for a candlelight vigil to honor those without homes whom we’ve lost due to poverty and the denial of housing in this country.

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