Event Calendar

Vermont Left Events: March 2024

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

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DateLocationEvent Description
Friday
March 1
5:30 PM
The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St, BrattleboroTeach-in: No new prisons in Vermont
FreeHer VT
“Join FreeHer VT organizers and community members for a teach-in on the history of prisons in Vermont. We will explore this history to show how the proposed new prison is not a way out – it’s actually how we got here – and how we are organizing to stop the new prison and build safer, healthier, more liberated communities. All are welcome. Food at 5:30, teach-in starts at 6.”
Saturday
March 2
10:00 AM
Montpelier Transit Center to State Capitol
Montpelier
Poor People’s Campaign Statehouse Assembly
Vermont Workers Center and others
“If you believe in a living wage, universal access to healthcare, immediate action on climate change, upholding and strengthening voter rights, and challenging the war economy, then join us on Saturday, March 2nd 2024, as Vermont joins 30+ states for this nationwide, simultaneous day of mass action: Mass Poor and Low Wage-Workers’ Statehouse Assemblies and to the Polls!”
Saturday,
March 2
1:00 PM
City Hall Park
Burlington
March for Palestine
PSL Vermont
“Join with students, workers, and Vermonters all across the state as we gather at City Hall Park to demand an end to Israel’s genocidal war on Palestine! As Israel and the US threaten Rafah with invasion, it is our responsibility to continue showing up in greater numbers and to show our ruling class that we REFUSE to be intimidated!”
Sunday, March 3
11:00 AM
7 Farrell St South BurlingtonRally at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility
FreeHer VT
“Join FreeHer VT outside of Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility (CRCF) for a rally to show solidarity with our incarcerated community members! Come out to show some support and make some noise!”
Sunday, March 3
4:30 PM
28 Recreation Field Rd
Plainfield
Candlelight Vigil for Nex Benedict
Out in the Open, Rainbow Bridge Community Center, and others
“All 2STLGBQ+ people and allies, come join us for a candlelight vigil and time to honor Nex Benedict at the convergence of the Great Brook and the Winooski River. This will be a chance for folks to grieve and process together as well as chat and laugh and smile. Please bring yourself and candles if you have them. For accessibility questions, please email Jake@weareoutintheopen.org.”
Saturday, March 9
10:00 AM
Southern VermontTeaching Palestine: A struggle for the past, present, and future
Jewish Voice for Peace VT/NH
“We know teaching and talking about Palestine takes a lot of courage. In this historic moment, Jewish Voice for Peace wants to help you learn and grow as an educator or community member. During our event, we will be reviewing history, current events, and connections to struggles across the globe. Educators and participants will be provided context, history and tools to teach about Palestine in their classrooms and talk about Palestine with community members.”
Sunday
March 10
2:00 PM
Junction Arts and Media
5 S. Main St
White River Junction
2024 Healthcare is a Human Right Spring Tour
Vermont Workers Center
“Cuts to Medicaid, skyrocketing costs, denial of care — We’re all impacted by the growing crisis of for-profit healthcare. The Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign is on tour this spring to hear from YOU. We’re organizing to take on the healthcare industry and its backers on Wall Street to make healthcare as a public good for all.”
Wednesday
March 13
6:00 PM
Democracy Creative
266 Pine St
Burlington
Burlington Workers’ Circle
Vermont AFL-CIO, DSA
“A Workers’ Circle is an informal, peer mentoring group for workers to help each other resolve workplace issues while creating a more democratic culture. Workers’ Circles are open to all workers who do not have hiring, firing, or disciplining power in their workplace.”
Thursday
March 14
7:00 PM
Williston Rd near Higher Ground
South Burlington
Picket Matisyahu: No Support for Genocide
Vermont Coalition for Palestinian Liberation
Matisyahu, a vocal Israel Defense Forces (IDF) supporter, is scheduled to come to Higher Ground in South Burlington on Thursday March 14th. Several of Matisyahu’s shows have been cancelled during this tour due to his support of Israel’s genocidal campaign in Gaza.
Friday
March 22
12:00 PM
Howe Library steps
UVM campus
Burlington
Graduate Students Union Election Kickoff Rally
UVM Graduate Students Union
“Calling all graduate students workers and our community supporters! Join us this Friday, March 22nd at noon on the steps of the Howe Library for a rally to celebrate our upcoming union election! Bring a friend and let’s stand together to voice our solidarity and support for each other as we strive for better representation and rights. See you there!”
Saturday
March 23
5:00 PM
Spiral House
19 Church St
Burlington
Food Not Cops Benefit Concert
Food Not Cops
“As the Vermont government mass-evicts unhoused community members from motels with the end of the motel shelter program, Food Not Cops is expecting a sharp increase in need for food, tents, and sleeping bags.
To meet this increasing need, we will be asking for a donation of $10 or more at the fundraiser, although no one will be turned away for lack of funds.”
Tuesday
March 26
7:00 PM
Lafayette Hall L207
University of Vermont
No New Prisons: Reimagining Communities Through Collective Organizing
Will Miller Social Justice Lecture Series
“In the US there are approximately 250,000 women in jails or prisons on any given day. Join us for a special panel discussion of what it would look like to shift investment away from incarceration and into true public safety, transformation, and healing.
Activists with the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls and their FreeHer campaign will discuss their ongoing efforts to raise awareness and shift public opinion towards their goals: closing women’s jails and prisons and ending incarceration of women, girls, trans, and non-binary people.”
Wednesday
March 27
11:00 AM
Montpelier High School & elsewhereSchool Walkout For Palestine
Racial Justice Alliance of Montpelier High School and others
“Outright youth organizers and members of the Racial Justice Alliance who attend Montpelier High School are organizing a school walkout on Wednesday, March 27th, from 11am-12pm and they’re calling other students and allied adults to take action! You are invited to plan a walkout at your school for Wednesday, March 27th from 11am-12pm.”
Wednesday
March 27
6:00 PM
Democracy Creative
266 Pine St
Burlington
Burlington Workers’ Circle
Vermont AFL-CIO, DSA
“A Workers’ Circle is an informal, peer mentoring group for workers to help each other resolve workplace issues while creating a more democratic culture. Workers’ Circles are open to all workers who do not have hiring, firing, or disciplining power in their workplace.”
Saturday
March 30
1:00 PM
City Hall
Burlington
Rally and March on Palestinian Land Day
Vermont Coalition for Palestinian Liberation
“Join us on Palestinian Land Day in Burlington to rally and march against Israel’s genocidal war on Gaza. Israel has killed over 32,000 people, obliterated entire cities, driven two million Palestinians from their homes, blocked humanitarian aid, and caused a famine that threatens to starve one million people to death. It stands poised to invade Rafah and complete its ethnic cleansing of Gaza.”

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