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  • Free Speech v. Government Ministry of Truth
    May 04, 6:00 PM
    Zoom
    Join us for a community discussion and debate led by citizen activist and journalist Pete Garritano as Elon Musk takes over Twitter and President Biden creates the Disinformation Governance Board within the Department of Homeland Security. The moderator will be Sandy Baird, of VICII.
    Share
  • Elections in France, Our Oldest Ally: What Does the Victory of Macron Say?
    Apr 27, 6:00 PM
    Zoom
    Join VICII, Eric Agnero from Ivory Coast and Jacob Bogre from Burkina Faso, both Francophones and both from the French speaking areas of West Africa, as we analyze the results of this important election in our Sister Republic of France.
    Share
  • Homeless In Burlington: The Case of Sears Lane
    Apr 20, 6:00 PM
    Zoom
    Join the Vermont Institute of Community and International Involvement as we talk to some of the unhoused people of the Sears Lane encampment and discuss the homeless in one of America's most livable cities.
    Share
  • Sanctions: Warfare by Other Means
    Apr 06, 6:00 PM
    Zoom
    Join VICII and Peter Lackowski, who has been visiting Venezuela since 2005, witnessing the effect that sanctions have had on that country and its revolution. Will sanctions continue to work for the US as they have in the past? Or will a new alignment of nations make sanctions ineffective?
    Share
  • BRICS/Ukraine/NATO
    Mar 30, 6:00 PM
    Zoom
    Join VICII and the People's Law School as Eric Agnero and Sandy Baird explore the reactions in the former colonies and developing nations of color to the ever growing conflict in Europe. Mr. Agnero is a former CNN reporter from Ivory Coast.
    Share
  • Vladimir Putin: President of Russia
    Mar 16, 6:00 PM
    Zoom
    The shape of a new world order is appearing amidst all the misguided personal attacks on Vladmir Putin, President of Russia. Leader of the discussion will be the Lawyer and Scholar Kurt Mehta, Sandy Baird will moderate.
    Share
  • Our Economy in Crisis
    Mar 09, 6:00 PM
    Zoom
    Rising gas prices, Lack of Affordable Housing, Long Waits for Health Care, Blocked Supply Chains, Empty Food Shelves: What is Happening to the American Economy?
    Share
  • Policing the City
    Feb 28, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    Join the Vermont Institute of Community and International Involvement and the People's Law School on Zoom for a discussion and an update on Policing in the City. We will discuss this issue with Jon Murad, the acting chief of police in Burlington.
    Share
  • Always Cuba
    Feb 16, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Zoom
    Members of the Cuban American Friendship Society , Armando Vilaseca, JoAnne Murad and Sandy Baird will discuss Cuba Today as the Island after COVID suffers yet survives from the 60 year War.
    Share
  • Roe v Wade: A Victory for Women and Girls
    Feb 09, 6:00 PM
    Zoom
    Join VICII and the Leader of the discussion Justine Snow, Esq. on Weds the 9th of February in this important discussion of the rights protected under Roe v. Wade and the consequences for all of us if this important case is overturned.
    Share
  • Pandemic Times in Another American Republic:  Costa Rica Today
    Feb 02, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    Pete Garritano, a citizen activist & journalist, and resident of Vermont and Costa Rica will present a view on life outside the United States as the Pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the world.
    Share
  • Bitcoin and Why it is the Best Currency Today
    Jan 26, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    Join us for a discussion about Bitcoin and why it is the best form of money in existence today.
    Share
  • The Real Deal with Fake News
    Jan 18, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Zoom
    VICII discussion on Zoom with Dr. Rob Williams
    Share
  • Jacobson v. Massachusetts 1905, (197 US 11): Mandated Vaccines Then and Now
    Jan 12, 6:00 PM
    Zoom
    Our leader Nathan Virag, a graduate of the Univ. of Illinois Chicago Law School, immigrant rights specialist and a legal scholar will help us understand the debate between individual liberty and the collective good.
    Share
  •  The Case of Julian Assange: Free Press or Treason
    Jan 05, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Zoom
    Join the Vermont Institute of Community and International Involvement and the People's Law School to discuss the "Case of Julian Assange : Free Press or Treason". Kurt Mehta, Esq. lawyer and scholar will lead this important community discussion on Zoom.
    Share
  • Cuba Today: An Update on Our Friends and Neighbors
    Nov 22, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Zoom
    Kurt Mehta, a lawyer who has visited Cuba and studied the island extensively and Sandy Baird from the Cuban American Friendship Society and a person who fell in love with Cuba decades ago will lead this community discussion on Zoom
    Share
  • Death Penalty in the United States: Its Use, Practice and Future in a Free Republic.
    Oct 27, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    Join us with Justine Snow and Amanda Dietz from the Florida Public Defenders Office, and co-hosts of the podcast Gin & Justice as we discuss this important American issue.
    Share
  • Habeas Corpus: The Legal Meaning of This Ancient Right
    Oct 20, 2021, 6:00 PM
    Zoom
    Sara George Esq. will lead a community discussion on the legal meaning of Habeas Corpus, an ancient right in our law to challenge unlawful detentions.
    Share

Upcoming Events

  • Free Speech v. Government Ministry of Truth
    May 04, 6:00 PM
    Zoom
    Join us for a community discussion and debate led by citizen activist and journalist Pete Garritano as Elon Musk takes over Twitter and President Biden creates the Disinformation Governance Board within the Department of Homeland Security. The moderator will be Sandy Baird, of VICII.
    Share
  • Elections in France, Our Oldest Ally: What Does the Victory of Macron Say?
    Apr 27, 6:00 PM
    Zoom
    Join VICII, Eric Agnero from Ivory Coast and Jacob Bogre from Burkina Faso, both Francophones and both from the French speaking areas of West Africa, as we analyze the results of this important election in our Sister Republic of France.
    Share
  • Homeless In Burlington: The Case of Sears Lane
    Apr 20, 6:00 PM
    Zoom
    Join the Vermont Institute of Community and International Involvement as we talk to some of the unhoused people of the Sears Lane encampment and discuss the homeless in one of America's most livable cities.
    Share
  • Sanctions: Warfare by Other Means
    Apr 06, 6:00 PM
    Zoom
    Join VICII and Peter Lackowski, who has been visiting Venezuela since 2005, witnessing the effect that sanctions have had on that country and its revolution. Will sanctions continue to work for the US as they have in the past? Or will a new alignment of nations make sanctions ineffective?
    Share
  • BRICS/Ukraine/NATO
    Mar 30, 6:00 PM
    Zoom
    Join VICII and the People's Law School as Eric Agnero and Sandy Baird explore the reactions in the former colonies and developing nations of color to the ever growing conflict in Europe. Mr. Agnero is a former CNN reporter from Ivory Coast.
    Share
  • Vladimir Putin: President of Russia
    Mar 16, 6:00 PM
    Zoom
    The shape of a new world order is appearing amidst all the misguided personal attacks on Vladmir Putin, President of Russia. Leader of the discussion will be the Lawyer and Scholar Kurt Mehta, Sandy Baird will moderate.
    Share
  • Our Economy in Crisis
    Mar 09, 6:00 PM
    Zoom
    Rising gas prices, Lack of Affordable Housing, Long Waits for Health Care, Blocked Supply Chains, Empty Food Shelves: What is Happening to the American Economy?
    Share
  • Policing the City
    Feb 28, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    Join the Vermont Institute of Community and International Involvement and the People's Law School on Zoom for a discussion and an update on Policing in the City. We will discuss this issue with Jon Murad, the acting chief of police in Burlington.
    Share
  • Always Cuba
    Feb 16, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Zoom
    Members of the Cuban American Friendship Society , Armando Vilaseca, JoAnne Murad and Sandy Baird will discuss Cuba Today as the Island after COVID suffers yet survives from the 60 year War.
    Share
  • Roe v Wade: A Victory for Women and Girls
    Feb 09, 6:00 PM
    Zoom
    Join VICII and the Leader of the discussion Justine Snow, Esq. on Weds the 9th of February in this important discussion of the rights protected under Roe v. Wade and the consequences for all of us if this important case is overturned.
    Share
  • Pandemic Times in Another American Republic:  Costa Rica Today
    Feb 02, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    Pete Garritano, a citizen activist & journalist, and resident of Vermont and Costa Rica will present a view on life outside the United States as the Pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the world.
    Share
  • Bitcoin and Why it is the Best Currency Today
    Jan 26, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    Join us for a discussion about Bitcoin and why it is the best form of money in existence today.
    Share
  • The Real Deal with Fake News
    Jan 18, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Zoom
    VICII discussion on Zoom with Dr. Rob Williams
    Share
  • Jacobson v. Massachusetts 1905, (197 US 11): Mandated Vaccines Then and Now
    Jan 12, 6:00 PM
    Zoom
    Our leader Nathan Virag, a graduate of the Univ. of Illinois Chicago Law School, immigrant rights specialist and a legal scholar will help us understand the debate between individual liberty and the collective good.
    Share
  •  The Case of Julian Assange: Free Press or Treason
    Jan 05, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Zoom
    Join the Vermont Institute of Community and International Involvement and the People's Law School to discuss the "Case of Julian Assange : Free Press or Treason". Kurt Mehta, Esq. lawyer and scholar will lead this important community discussion on Zoom.
    Share
  • Cuba Today: An Update on Our Friends and Neighbors
    Nov 22, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Zoom
    Kurt Mehta, a lawyer who has visited Cuba and studied the island extensively and Sandy Baird from the Cuban American Friendship Society and a person who fell in love with Cuba decades ago will lead this community discussion on Zoom
    Share
  • Death Penalty in the United States: Its Use, Practice and Future in a Free Republic.
    Oct 27, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    Join us with Justine Snow and Amanda Dietz from the Florida Public Defenders Office, and co-hosts of the podcast Gin & Justice as we discuss this important American issue.
    Share
  • Habeas Corpus: The Legal Meaning of This Ancient Right
    Oct 20, 2021, 6:00 PM
    Zoom
    Sara George Esq. will lead a community discussion on the legal meaning of Habeas Corpus, an ancient right in our law to challenge unlawful detentions.
    Share