Weekly Calendar

December 11, 2018
Monterey County
The Peace Calendar is brought to you each week by
The Peace Coalition of Monterey County

Quote of the Week
 “In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression — everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way — everywhere in the world. The third is freedom from want — which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants — everywhere in the world. The fourth is freedom from fear — which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor– anywhere in the world… . To that high concept there can be no end save victory.” 
                                            ...President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Note:  The December 18 Peace Calendar will be the last edition until January 8.  Details of events you are planning for the end of December or early January should be submitted by Tuesday, December 18 at 5 pm so as to be included in that Peace Calendar. Email to jvandevere@comcast.net

Monterey Gives! Fund-raising campaign for Nonprofits has twenty days to go!   
     Monterey Peace and Justice Center celebrates being about half-way to its goal for this year.  But about the second half... if you haven’t given yet, please do.  Show your appreciation for the programs at the Center and for receiving this calendar which lists the activities of all the Peace Coalition organizations plus many more 

There is a great passionate wave of sentiment in this country for progressive change, for peace, for respecting the rights of citizens and of immigrants, for sustaining the beautiful environment in which we live, for working to mitigate global warming.  The Monterey Peace and Justice Center is a crucial local resource for understanding and strengthening this wave of change and resistance.  I urge you to join me in supporting the Monterey Peace and Justice Center through the Monterey Gives funding drive for nonprofits which ends on December 31. 

All gifts are fully tax-deductible and will be increased by a partial match.

MPJC’s “Big Idea” for 2019, “Building Cross-Cultural Bridges,” will celebrate our county’s cultural pluralism with programming that fosters a society in which diverse groups of people are respected, included, and empowered.

To donate go to:
If you prefer to write a check, make it payable to Community Foundation for Monterey County(CFMC) addressed to 2354 Garden Road, Monterey, CA 93940. Specify “MCGives! for MPJC”in the check memo line and include your address, phone, and email address.-

Your gift will be partially matched during the MCGives! drive which ends at midnight on December 31, 2018.  The match adds value to your gift.
We send much appreciation to those who have already given and to those who are about to give. 

               SCHEDULED EVENTS:


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Thursday, December 13, 4:30 – 6:30 pm, 
Supervisor Jane Parker’s 9thAnnual Holiday Open House and Food Bank Fundraiser. Commissioner Appreciation at 5 pm. Marina Coastal Office, 2616 1stAvenue, Marina.  Please RSVP to 888-7570 of district4@co.monterey.ca.us. Bring a donation for the Monterey County Food Bank – non-perishable food or monetary contribution welcome!

Note that on Friday, December 14, 
Veterans For Peace, Chapter 46 will not be having its usual second Friday afternoon meeting at MPJC. For questions about the next meeting: dellabosart@mac.comor 719-331-0784 

Friday, December 14, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Green Party sponsors, Peace and Justice hosts  Winterfestat theMonterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd, Seaside.  Come by for a snack and a glass of wine.  After the social hour, enjoy a fun auction.  Let a little Green rub off on you.  And drop a little green on some of the great auction items - art, jewelry, keepsakes, and some special items found only at Winterfest.
There is never enough time to appreciate the many volunteers who work hard for democracy to work, and the many electeds and candidates who step forward.  Win or lose, we need each other:  Campaign workers, organizers, volunteers, fundraisers, candidates, elected officials, precinct walkers, envelope stuffers, stamp attachers, phone bankers, office staffers, yard sign placers and returners, mailer designers, all voters.  Every year we celebrate elections.  And we salute the people that make democracy work.
Drop in, stay, enjoy gossip, plan for next time.  Hope to see many of you there.
     George  Riley

December 15. This is Bill of Rights Day, the day in 1791 on which the U.S. Bill of Rights was ratified. This is a good day to attempt to make real, and to expand and update, some of those rights.

Saturday, December 15, 1:00 – 5:30 pm. Final day MPJC is open in 2018.Miniature art winters can pick up their artwork. Center closed until Wednesday, January 2.  Thanks to all who made this year’s Miniature Art Show and Crafts Bazaar the most successful yet!
December 18.  Slavery abolished by 13th amendment. (1865) after other nations and DC did it without a war

December 22.
On this day in 1847, Congressman Abraham Lincoln challenged President James Polk to provide evidence that Mexico had actually attacked the United States, rather than the other way around. Polk never did, but he had indeed launched a war and stolen half of Mexico, incorporating it into the United States.
     WBW Peace Almanac

Monday, December 31First Night Montereyis a festive New Year’s Eve community arts celebration designed for the pleasure and entertainment of all ages. The streets of historic downtown Monterey come alive, and are transformed into a festive setting featuring an array of displays, food and performances by musicians, dancers, singers, poets, and other entertaining artists. Music styles offer a wide selection of classical, folk, jazz, salsa, reggae, rock and world music, with many featured groups performing at more than 20 indoor and outdoor venues.  Kicks off at 3 pm with the Opening Ceremony at Colton Lawn.  At 5:30 pm, 
Twilight Processionat 5:30 pm.  Peace Coalition of Monterey County (PCMC)is sponsoring a unit in the Procession – carrying doves and peace symbols. Staging area is on Portola Plazabetween Pacific and Alvarado, assembling at 4:30 pm. Note the gathering place is different from past years!  Please let Deborah Warcken dwarcken@comcast.netknow if you or your PCMC member group wish to participate. It is hoped that all of the Peace Coalition organizations will bring their banners and some of their members to walk in the procession.  If you wish to bring any other symbol or sign to PCMC’s entry, you must check it out with PCMC well in advance.  The large Peace Coalition Banner will be followed by the banners of member organizations with people carrying doves and peace signs interspersed between the banners.  It is suggested that you wear white which shows up well at night.  RSVP and Questions should go to Deborah Warcken, co-chair of PCMC, dwarcken@comcast.net.  All members of the Peace Coalition organizations are encouraged to participate and other peace-loving members of the public are welcome to join in. To learn more about First Night go to www.firstnightmonterey.org/  

Friday, January 4, 1:00 pm, Gilad Atzmon: “We Are All Palestinian Now.”Israel-bornGilad writes on political matters, social issues, Jewish identity and culture.   His papers are published internationally, most recently in recent publications that include World News, The Daily Telegraph, Uprooted Palestinians, Veterans Today, Palestine Telegraph, Counterpunch, Dissident Voice, Shoa (The Palestinian Holocaust), and The Guardian.  His latest book, The Wandering Who?,is a study of Jewish Identity politics.  It was published in English in October 2011 and has since been translated into ten languages.  The program is sponsored by Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Monterey County Branch. At the Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.  Free event.  Donations welcome.  No one turned away. Doors open 12:30 pm. Mediterranean fare will be provided. 
Note from WILPF:  Be forewarned that Gilad Atzmon is a controversial speaker.  He says he wants to open discussion and we welcome him to do that. We may not necessarily agree with everything but we are pleased to present you with the opportunity to hear what this internationally-known author and jazz musician has to say.

Wednesday, January 9, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, WASTED:  The Story of Food WasteSustainable Pacific Grove presents this documentary which aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. WASTED!  exposes the criminality of food waste and how it’s directly contributing to climate change and shows us how each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century. Audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system. 
This is a FREE event!  Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, 165 forest Avenue, pacific Grove. Info:  Colleen Ingram colleen.ingram@gmail.com.

Tuesday, January 15, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, KING: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphischronicles Dr. Martin Luther King’s creation and leadership of the nonviolent campaign in the Civil Rights Movement.  Also, excerpts from Dr King’s April 4, 1967 speech, BEYOND VIETNAM in which, for the first time, he connects militarism, poverty and racism.  51 years later, its message is a relevant as it was when King delivered it.
The films will be followed by discussion. 
Monterey Peace and Justice Center. 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside
Free event.  Everyone welcome.  Donations happily received. (Better yet, give now through the Monterey Gives! campaign)

Presenting WorldViews Speaker Series. Spring 2019
Middlebury Institute faculty will discuss how our identities shape global politics and conflicts. Each of the three lectures (February 13, March 13, and April 10) will be followed by a reception sponsored by Scheid Vineyards.  Stay tuned for more details.

  These are being broadcast on Amp (Access Monterey Peninsula TV) Channel 24 on the cable.  For additional information look at the station’s program on the web.  https://sites.google.com/site/ampmediacenter/home/channel-schedules
Some programs are also on You Tube.  

Wed 12/12/18 5:00 pm Green candidates comments help with homeless paradise
Thu 12/13/18 7:00 am Green candidates comments help with homeless paradise
Thu 12/13/18 3:00 pm Homeless Women p1 Nov 2018
Fri 12/14/18 2:00 pm Green candidates comments help with homeless paradise
Sat 12/15/18 11:00 am Green candidates comments help with homeless paradise


Effort to 'Sabotage' Support for Key UN Climate Study


First International Conference to Close US/NATO Military Bases Held in Dublin 
On November 16-18, 2018, some 300 peace activists representing over 35 countries gathered at the Liberty Hall in Dublin, Ireland, for the first International Conference Against US/NATO Military Bases. 


Public Pressure Could Halt US Support of Yemen War

 by Marjorie Cohn  Truthout


The Peace Coalition of Monterey County  is a coalition of 15 Monterey County organizations working for nonviolent solutions to world conflicts since 1991. If world peace is one of the concerns of your organization, you may want to join the Coalition.
Contact Sidney Ramsden Scott or Deborah Warcken, co-chairs 
dwarcken@comcast.netor sramsdenscott@hotmail.com.
 PCMC’s Peace Calendar evolved in the early 2000’s to facilitate networking among Peace Coalition organizations. This Peace Calendar is designed to be a part of that networking.   
The Peace Calendar may to be viewed at the Monterey Peace and Justice Center website  (peace central) or the Peace Coalition website (peace Monterey).

ABOUT the Monterey Peace & Justice Center (MPJC):
MPJC welcomes its new Volunteer Coordinator:
Lindsay Wendland
Get in touch with her if you are interested in the various opportunities for volunteers at the Center.  Or you can leave a message about volunteering at 
899-7322 ormontereypeaceandjustice@gmail.com

THANKS to the continuing generosity of caring people in Monterey County,MPJC is able to provide a venue for programs put on by many community groups.If you wish to support MPJC’s education and advocacy, mail a check to MPJC, PO Box 1823, Seaside, CA 93955.  Or go to our website 
https://peacecentral.wordpress.comand donate through PayPal.  All donations are tax-deductible.  MPJC is a 501(c)3 organization, a public benefit corporation.

 MPJC began 
in 2004 as a venue to support the activities of Peace Coalition organizations and as a networking center and resource center for those groups and others who were working for similar purposes.  
The missionof the Monterey Peace and Justice Center is to inspire and mobilize the people of Monterey County to cultivate peace, social justice, nonviolence, democracy, and environmental sustainability in our community and the world through education and advocacy.  MPJC presents a wide spectrum of ideas so as to stir up conversation and thought about the issues.  The MPJC board does not necessarily endorse the views of every speaker or film.  We expect the programs to stimulate participants to consider the issues and become engaged as citizens in visualizing the world they want and working and advocating for it.
Website is at peace central.   

Come in during MPJC’s open hours (1-5:30 Wed. & Sat.) to scan the bulletin board for the latest events, enjoy the art exhibit, browse the library, have a cup of tea while you read the latest periodicals or view some interesting DVD or just chat with friends. 
You are welcome to check out books and DVDs from the library. (Hebard often leaves DVDs of the programs he has recorded for our library, and so you can catch up on programs you missed!  A student from CSUMB has recently catalogued the DVD’s.) Leave a message about interest in volunteering at 899-7322 or montereypeaceandjustice@gmail.com

:  What programs would you like?  Please contact Judy Karas  jkaras@sonic.netor Catherine Crockett cm_crockett@sbcglobal.netor Joyce Vandevere jvandevere@comcast.netor leave your message at 899-7322 or montereypeaceandjustice@gmail.com.   MPJCworks with individuals and groups to produce programs addressing issues of peace, nonviolence, democracy, social justice, or environmental sustainability. Give us your thoughts!  If your organization is planning programs that fit within MPJC’s mission, consider using MPJC as a venue for your event.

MPJC ART GALLERY: The gallery has space for artists and photographers to highlight their work.  The themes which represent the mission of the Center are: Peace, Nonviolence, Social Justice, Democracy, and Environmental Sustainability.  You may leave messages at 
889-7322 or montereypeaceandjustice@gmail.com

Telephone for MPJC is 831-899-PEACE or 831-899-7322.
The Peace Calendar is prepared by Joyce Vandevere for the Peace Coalition of Monterey County. Please send information about peace, nonviolence, social-justice, democracy or sustainability-related events in Monterey County to 
jvandevere@comcast.net BY 5:00 pm TUESDAY TO BE INCLUDED IN THE WEEK’S EMAIL.

Questions about the Peace Coalition of Monterey County should go to the co-chairs, Sidney Ramsden Scott <sramsdenscott@hotmail.com  and Deborah Warcken dwarcken@comcast.net.
Questions about Monterey Peace and Justice Center should go to 899-7322 or montereypeaceandjustice@gmail.com.  For more information about events listed, contact the sponsoring organization.  

The events and actions listed here are not necessarily endorsed by the Peace Coalition nor any of the Coalition organizations other than the sponsor of the listed item. The listings are provided as a community service. PCMC cannot guarantee the accuracy of listed items.

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