Weekly Calendar

PEACE CALENDAR
May 15, 2018
Monterey County
The Peace Calendar is brought to you each week by
The Peace Coalition of Monterey County

Nakba Day:  Yawm an-Nakba, meaning "Day of the Catastrophe") is generally commemorated by Palestinians on 15 May, the day after the Gregorian calendar date for Israeli Independence Day (Yom Ha'atzmaut).
The catastrophic event was in 1948. Today is the seventieth anniversary.
When the state of Israel was established, 700,000 Palestinians were forced from their homes or fled, a catastrophe of major proportions.  They are peacefully marching now to demand their right of return under international law.


Quote of the Week: 
Israel is following policies which maximise its security threats... policies which choose expansion over security... policies which lead to their moral degradation, their isolation, their delegitimation, as they call it now, and very likely ultimate destruction. That's not impossible. 
                                                        ...Noam Chomsky


SCHEDULED EVENTS:

NEWLY LISTED EVENTS-BLUE.  DISTANT EVENTS-GREEN. PREVIOUSLY LISTED LOCAL EVENTS BLACK.


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Through May 30.  Exhibit at the Monterey Peace and Justice Center Art Gallery: What We See:  Photographs by Women Without Shelter,  Photographic visions of unsheltered women living on the Monterey Peninsula.  This project gives voice through art to one of the most underrepresented communities in our midst. The Gallery is open Wednesday and Saturday 1:00 – 5:30 pm. The exhibit may also be viewed during events at the Center. See June 8 for next exhibit.



Tues-Wed-Thurs, May 15-17, the 'Alternative Nobel Prize' Inaugural Gathering of Remarkable Changemakers for Social and Environmental Justice. Bill McKibben, Daniel Ellsbergheadline Right Livelihood Laureates' Conferenceat UC Santa Cruz.  Hosted by UC Santa Cruz, Sponsored by Right Livelihood Award Foundationand UC Santa CruzFoundation, Kresge College Common Ground Center, Everett Program, Blum Center, Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, and Division of Social Sciences.  Events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited at the various venues. RSVP and arrive early to ensure a seat.
For a detailed schedule:  
View this email in a web page
Register for each event at:  
https://secure.ucsc.edu/s/1069/index.aspx?sid=1069&gid=1&pgid=3028&cid=5548

Questions? Contact David Shaw at daveshaw@ucsc.edu

 
Thursday, May 17, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Luncheon, 
Women Making a Difference in the Culture of Local Government:   Supervisor Jane Parker and Supervisor Mary Adams.  Ameeting of the Democratic Women of Monterey at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1000 Aguajito Rd., Monterey. Tickets are $35 for DWMC members and $45 for non-members. The public is welcome to attend.
Ms. Parkerhas been Monterey County Supervisor for District 4 since 2008. Her priorities include responsible land-use policy, economic development and local job creation, crime prevention, water and mass transit solutions, increased government accountability, and protecting the County's natural resources. Her leadership has resulted in fundamental changes in the culture of County government including increased transparency and communication with the public, instituting formal performance evaluations of the Chief Administrative Officer, participation in a National Forum on Violence Prevention, and rejecting inappropriate development. 
Ms. Adamshas been Monterey County Supervisor for District 5 since 2016. Her priorities are to put problem solving ahead of politics, give local communities a stronger voice, and bring integrity to local government. She is working to ensure a reliable water supply, provide responsible management of development, protect our land and coast, reduce traffic, and improve transportation. d elected officials and local businesses to help residents stay in their homes
Luncheon reservationsavailable online at 
dw-mc.org or send your check ($35 for members, $45 non-members) to DWMC, P.O. Box 223003, Carmel, CA 93922.
For information, call 831.200.DWMC, or visit 
www.dw-mc.org.
Reservations must be received by Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

The Democratic Women of Monterey County (DWMC) is a volunteer organization that champions Democratic candidates and campaigns on political issues that affect all citizens while emphasizing the role of women. The DWMC is dedicated to creating opportunities for Democratic women to interact, participate and educate themselves and the community about political candidates and issues. Contact the DWMC by email at Publicity@dw-mc.org, by phone at 831.200.DWMC or by mail at P.O. Box 223003, Carmel, CA 93922.
Editor’s note:  PCMC does not endorse political parties nor candidates for office. 

Thursday, May 17, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Safe Ag Safe Schools Help protect children and teachers from pesticide exposure at Monterey County schools. Join in the Salinas branch meeting of Safe Ag Safe Schools (SASS) every third Thursday at 5 Williams Road, Salinas 
Lucia Calderon 408-728-5661   
lucia@pesticidereform.org

Thursday, May 17, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Sustainable Pacific Grove invites you to Meet Your New Energy Service Provider:  Monterey Bay Community Power.  Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove.  Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) is a regional project among local government agencies that will provide electricity to businesses and residences throughout Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties through the Community Choice Energy (CCE) model.  MBCP began serving non-residential (commercial, industrial, agriculture and government) customers in March 2018. Residential customers will be enrolled in July 2018. Learn more about the positive impacts MBCP will have on Monterey County. Representatives from MBCP will be available to answer questions.  If you live in Monterey County, this program is for you!

APTOS
Friday, May 18, 8:00 pm – 12:00 am,  Live Music & Dance! Lakota People’s Law Project. You are invited to an evening of music and activism to support #NODAPL activist Chase Iron Eyes’ upcoming trial in North Dakota.  Bayview Hotel, 8041 Soquel Drive, Aptos.  Get tickets now:  
Check our FB page to learn more.


Saturday, May 19 (Armistice Day), 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, A Public Forum on ANXIETY & DEPRESSIONat the Sam Karas Room in the MPC Library.  A presentation on the causes, symptoms and treatments of anxiety and depression;  a review of the organizations and agencies offering help;  a panel discussion on the challenges our community faces with respect to mental health issues. Q&A.   Sponsored by MPC Student Health Service in collaboration with Breakthrough for Men and the Village Project. Recommended parking is in Lot E. Please call 646-4019 for reservations.

Saturday, May 19, 10:00 am – 12:00 Noon.  CommUNITY Conversations:  Finding Common Groundwith NCBI (National Coalition Building Institute)
Oldemeyer Center, 986 Hilby Avenue, Seaside.
Disagreement does not have to create insurmountable divides. In order to address racism, homophobia, xenophobia and more, we must learn to listen to others with different opinions and build relationships that generate understanding and enable collaborative problem-solving. Please join us for this FREE community conversation.
CommUNITY Conversations: Finding Our Common Ground will provide a safe yet brave place for up to 60 participants to talk with one another about a variety of important issues. There is value in learning to speak together honestly and relate to each other with dignity. Participants will build relationships that generate understanding and enable collaborative problem-solving.
Co-sponsors: Whites for Racial Equity (WRE); CSUMB Personal Growth and Counseling Center and CSUMB NCBI Campus Affiliate; NAACP Monterey County Branch; MIIS Center for Conflict Studies. To sign up as a co-sponsor, please contact JT at 
whitesforracialequity@ gmail.com.
     Childcare proided by Radical Childcare Collective of Families of Color of Monterey Bay.  Advance registration required
     Please reserve your space today!

          
Get more information    
Register for Workshop Here!
Register for Childcare Here!
There is no cost to attend this event. However, donations are encouraged to ensure that NCBI's work to end prejudice and discrimination and reduce conflict continues in schools and in the community.
If you have any questions, please contact NCBI at info@ncbimc.org, or JT at Whitesforracialequity@gmail.com. We look forward to having you with us!
Sincerely,  JT Mason ,    NCBI Monterey County
whitesforracialequity@gmail.com     831-373-4606

Saturday, May 19, 2:00 – 4:30 pm, Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) Heritage Project invites you to the first public screening of the full-length documentary 
Enduring Democracyat the JACL Hall, 424 Adams Street, Monterey.  A panel discussionwill follow the film presentation.  The film sheds light on the plight of Japanese-Americans who began returning to Monterey in 1945 after four years living in crude barracks behind barbed wire fences with guard towers after being forcibly removed by President Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066 (EO9066) during WWII.  A statewide effort by the Council on Japanese Relations to prevent the return of Japanese to the West Coast resulted, here, in a petition welcoming the Japanese back to Monterey.  The over 440 signatories included John Steinbeck, Ed Ricketts, Robinson Jeffers, Edward Weston and a broad spectrum of the community. The documentary examines Monterey’s response as Japanese families prepared to leave the incarceration camps and recognizes California citizens who demonstrated courage and compassion seven decades ago.

Sunday, May 20 (third Sunday Jan/Mar/May/July/Sept/Nov.)2:00 – 4:00 pm, 
Peace Coalition of Monterey County(PCMC) Steering Committee meets at the Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.  Members of the public who have ideas or suggestions for the Peace Coalition are welcome to come to the first part of the meeting to make their presentations.  Proposals for the Peace Coalition may also be made through the representative of any of the member organizations. 

Sunday, May 20, 5:00 -7:00 pm, Dances of Universal Peace:  a joyful, multi-cultural way to experience our spiritual essence, to connect with each other heart to heart, and to bring peace into our lives and into our world.  Participants sing or chant sacred phrases from many of the world’s faith traditions while doing simple circle dance movements.  Since every dance is taught to the whole circle, no experience is necessary.  This invitation is extended by the Santa Cruz Sufi Community & the UUCMP  Life Enrichment Committee.  At the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula, 490 Aguajito  Road, Carmel.  Questions?  Call the UU church office at 624-7404. 

Thursday, May 24, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, 
NAACP General Membership Meeting.  Greater Victory Temple COGIC1620 Broadway, Seaside. Speaker:   Susan Chapman, Monterey County Public Defender. Info 394-3723 or mcbnaacp1049@att.net
Meetings are scheduled for the 4th Thursday of each month and are in different locations each month.  Check the website.
Note change in speaker information.

Friday, May 25, 7:00 pm, 
FRIDAY Night Flicks@ the Peace Center.   For Love OWater.  FLOW Also Friends of Locally Owned Water
 Public Water Now continues it's film series on the subject of WATER with the documentary film FLOW, which won the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary at the United Nations Film Festival.  The film discusses the world water crisis where nearly two million people die each year from water-borne diseases worldwide, caused by pesticide and chemical runoff, or no access to clean water due to economic or political factors.
     
The film also addresses privatization of water infrastructure. Major businesses depicted in the film are  NestleThe Coca-Cola CompanySuez, and the International Monetary Fund(IMF).
     A free event at the Monterey Peace & Justice Center, 1364 Fremont, Seaside.  Sponsored by Public Water Now, the Green Party of Monterey County, and Sustainable Seaside.  Info:  645-9914, or 622-7455


Saturday, May  26 10:00 – 11:30 am,Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.at Monterey Peace & Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.  Contact jvandevere@comcast.net

Saturday, May 26, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, The documentary film 
White Water, Black Gold will be shown at the Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific St., Monterey. Discussion to follow film.  White Water, Black Goldlooks at the untold costs (to water and people, especially indigenous, First Nations people) associated with the development of the second largest deposit of “oil” in the world.
     The documentary follows mountaineer and hiking guide David Lavallee on his three-year journey across western Canada in search of answers about the activities of the world’s thirstiest oil industry: the Tar Sands.  He observes profound changes in the mountains: these landscapes are becoming unrecognizable due to climate change.  The film is a sober look at the untold costs--to water, people, and the general environment-- associated with developing the second largest deposit of “oil” in the world.
     This program is not sponsored nor endorsed by Monterey Public Library or the City of Monterey.   Sponsored by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Monterey. Co. Branch.  For more information, please call
372-5762

Saturday, May 26, Reception 6:00, Dinner 6:45
, The NAACP invites you to its 46thannual Freedom Fund Life Membership Gala.  The Time Is Now:  Economic Justice and Self Determination.  Guest speaker:  Derrick Johnson, President & CEO of NAACP. President’s Award to Mrs. Mame Todd and Ann & Fred Jealous, Civil Rights Champions and liflong NAACP Activists:  Tolly and Cleo Matin,Spirit of Partnership Award to Darryl Choates.  Honorees for Medgar Evers Freedom Legacy Award:  Citizen Committee for MPC Redistricting and 2008 MCOE Board of Trustees. Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel, 1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey. Registration $100 per person. Reserve a table for ten for $1000. Information:  NAACP Office 831-277-4760.

Saturday, June 2, 10:30 am, Occupy Monterey Peninsula: General Assembly.  In front of Monterey’s city hall, Few Memorial Hall, on Pacific Street near Colton Hall.  Occupy is now meeting only the first Saturday of the month.  You are welcome to join the group.The General Assembly is a gathering of people from all walks of life who come together to discuss issues important to them and to make decisions that benefit everyone. All decisions on how to coordinate efforts are decided by the group. Group decisions versus individual decisions regarding the movement allow us to keep the movement leaderless and also allow a platform for everyone to speak.

Friday, June 8, 5:00 – 7:00 pm.  Art Reception at the Monterey Peace and Justice Art Gallery:
  Continue the Work.  Exhibit of photography of Bob Fitch from the personal collection of Karen ShafferThe late activist photographer Bob Fitch spent a lifetime photographing various local, national, and international peace and social justice movements, capturing images of iconic figures such as Cesar Chavez, Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, and Dorothy Day, as well as everyday people struggling for justice. His compelling photos tell the stories of their struggles.  He would be saying right now, “Continue the work."
     The photo exhibit opens Monday, June 4, and runs through the month of June and may be viewed during the Center’s open hours – 1:00 – 5:30 pm Wednesday and Saturday afternoons as well as during events at the Center.  
    Locally, Fitch was an advisor to the Monterey Peace and Justice Center in its planning stages (in 2003/4 before we opened our doors). He was then on the staff of the Santa Cruz Resource Center for Nonviolence.
     The Bob Fitch Photography Archive at the Stanford Libraries contains over 200,000 images, primarily black and white photographs and negatives, spanning the period from 1965 to the present. 3500 images (of the 275,000 images he took) are free and are available for the public to download, as part of Fitch’s arrangement with Stanford.

Saturday, June 16, 2:00 pm, Healing Justice:  Beyond Our Failed Prison System, Laura MagnaniAFSC staff member of the Healing Justice program will talk about jail reform, ending solidarity confinement, and other topics. Discussion will follow the presentation.  Light Refreshments.  There is no charge but donations are appreciated.  Sponsored by The Peace and Social Justice Committee of the Monterey Peninsula Friends Meeting, and Women’s International League for Peace and Justice at the Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside. 

Monthly: 2ndTuesdays – 2:30-4:00 pm - June 11th, etc
.  INVISIBLE / ALIENATED GRANDPARENT SUPPORT GROUP,
Monterey Peace and Justice Center  (MPJC)  1364 Fremont Blvd. Seaside.  Free – Optional $love offering to MPJC.
L
ed by Dr.Pat Hansonauthor of Invisible Grandparenting: Leave a Legacy of Love Whether You Can Be There or Not.  This will be a safe structured environment for sharing stories if you so choose, and learning healthy ways to deal with separation from anyone. Co-sponsored by Alienated Grandparents Anonymous www.AGA-FL.org a national organization with chapters in 50 states & 17 countries that provides information and support to grandparents who feel alienated or estranged from access to their grandchildren.
Questions: Pat Hanson – 
pat@invisiblegrandparent.com     Facebook.com/invisiblegrandparent
P.O. Box 253 Aromas, CA 95004      831-601-9195


LOCAL PROGRAMS TAPED BY HEBARD:  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
Wed 5/16/18 5:00 pm Pathogens, exotic pests, pesticides, schools and Ag 
Wed 5/16/18 8:00 pm Expectations for carbon dioxide removal goals P 1
Wed 5/16/18 9:00 pm Who Is Really in the Genie’s Bottle? Bonnie Irwin PhD Gentrain
Thu 5/17/18 7:00 am Pathogens, exotic pests, pesticides, schools and Ag 
Thu 5/17/18 1:00 pm Expectations for carbon dioxide removal goals P 1
Thu 5/17/18 2:00 pm Who Is Really in the Genie’s Bottle? Bonnie Irwin PhD Gentrain
Thu 5/17/18 3:00 pm Dr. Lipton:  Change Effective faith com Sea rise
Fri 5/18/18 7:00 am Who Is Really in the Genie’s Bottle? Bonnie Irwin PhD Gentrain
Fri 5/18/18 9:30 am Expectations for carbon dioxide removal goals P 1
Fri 5/18/18 2:00 pm Pathogens, exotic pests, pesticides, schools and Ag 
Fri 5/18/18 5:00 pm Expectations for carbon dioxide removal goals P 1
Sat 5/19/18 7:00 am Dr. Lipton: Change Effective faith com Sea rise
Sat 5/19/18 11:00 am Pathogens, exotic pests, pesticides, schools and Ag 
Sat 5/19/18 9:00 pm Dr. Lipton: Change Effective faith com Sea rise
Mon 5/21/18 2:00 pm Expectations for carbon dioxide removal goals P 1
Mon 5/21/18 3:00 pm Who Is Really in the Genie’s Bottle? Bonnie Irwin PhD Gentrain
Mon 5/21/18 4:00 pm Dr. Lipton: Change Effective faith com Sea rise 
Tue 5/22/18 7:00 am Dr. Lipton: Change Effective faith com Sea rise



   ACTION AND INFORMATION

GAZA
80 Palestinians killed and hundreds wounded just for nonviolentmarching. Israel is Killing Gaza

Today (May 14) at the Gaza border with Israel, Israeli snipers picked them off with live ammo as they marched peacefully to the border.  Reporters were also targeted by Israel.

Please join us if you are able.  Please call our national representatives:  Panetta, Feinstein, and Harris at 202-224-3121.  No US Aid to Israel!  Sanctions Now!

or email or write- but let your opinion be known!  Time to end Israel’s honeymoon with American law-makers.

The President may decide about where the U.S. Embassy will be, but Congress holds the purse strings.  U.S. gives $10.1 million per DAY to Israel in military aid while it gives the Palestinians $0 in military aid.  
(You fill in what you would like that money spent on instead, e.g. housing the homeless, free college education, health care for all,  social services for those in  need, food for the hungry in the U.S. and in Yemen,  etc.)

B'Tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, condemned Israel for its violent response to the protests, which follow weeks of demonstrations at the Israel-Gaza border.
"The demonstrations held in Gaza today came as no surprise. Israel had plenty of time to come up with alternate approaches for dealing with the protests, apart from firing live ammunition," B'Tselem said in a 
statement. "The fact that live gunfire is once again the sole measure that the Israeli military is using in the field evinces appalling indifference towards human life on the part of senior Israeli government and military officials."

The opening ceremony of the US embassy -- which President Donald Trump decided to move to Jerusalem months ago over the objections of Palestinians, the United Nations, numerous international leaders, and 63 percent of the American public-- comes one day before Palestinians mark the 70th anniversary of Nakba , in memory of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who were expelled from their land by Israel. Palestinians have held protests at the border of Gaza and Israel since late March, with Israeli troops killing dozens of people and wounding hundreds.

Human rights groups and a number of European leaders repeated their strong opposition to the moving of the US embassy, which Palestinians view as recognition of Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem.

"The Trump administration may portray this action as simply hauling desks from one building to another. But in reality this move intentionally undermines Palestinian rights and in effect condones decades of violations by Israel, including the creation of illegal settlements, which constitute war crimes," said Raed Jarrar, Advocacy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International USA.
Most of the above is from an article in Haaretz by Allison Kaplan Sommer, 


From Jewish Voice for Peace
...The Trump administration has a lot to answer for. Opening the embassy in Jerusalem is an unmistakable green-light for cruel and craven Israeli politicians - and the warmongers in Trump’s own cabinet.
     A massive emergency petition can show the opposition to this outrage is enormous and at a key moment indicate to the US and Israeli governments -- and maybe even more importantly Palestinian allies -- that the world demands these killings must stop.
     JVP is working non-stop right now to set up demonstrations and vigils, visit Members of Congress (and protests outside their offices), and get the word out in the media -- and at every opportunity we’ll deliver this emergency petition to show that US and Israeli attacks on Palestinians don’t represent American Jews or our allies.
Please sign and share this emergency petition today: #SpeakUpForGaza and demand Israel STOP using lethal force against protestors.
     Last night I saw a news clip of Noura Erakat, the brilliant Palestinian-American leader. The news anchor asked her what she’d recommend.
     And Erakat quite simply said “I’d recommend freedom.”
Let’s never forget that. The work we’re doing at JVP is about standing up for the incredibly simple idea that Palestinians should be free. Today, on the 70th commemoration of Nakba Day, and every day.
Rebecca Vilkomerson, Executive Director, Jewish Voice for Peace



State Ballot Propositions, June 2018
Progressive View
georgetriley@gmail.com

George Riley has been researching and writing on State ballot propositions since 1985.  Here he shares with us his recommendations

This is a remarkably low cost campaign season for propositions.  

Contribution totals are as of May 8, 2018.

 

Summary of Recommendations

Yes, Yes, No, Yes, Yes.

 

YES on P68–  Large Bond for Water, Drought, Parks  –  $4.1 Billion

         65% to the state’s 110 parks, 30% to water projects, zero to the proposed new Delta tunnels or new dams.  Includes $200,000 minimum to every city, and $400,000 minimum to every county, for parks. $$$ mainly from open space, parks and environmental interests.  We need these improvements.  There is no opposition.  

$$$:   Yes – $5.4M. No – 0.

 

YES on P69  –  Limits gas and vehicle taxes to road improvements.  

         This is cleanup language.  Prior language allowed the legislature to use portions for general government expenses. No opposition.  

$$$:   Yes - $4.2M.   No – 0.

 

NO on P70  –  New rules for Cap and Trade plan to limit greenhouse gas pollution.

         This is a big deal.  Polluters hope to increase the vote threshold from majority to 2/3 to extend the program beyond 2024.  Gov. Brown agreed to support this proposition when he needed key votes to extend the program. But the extension beyond 2014 will need funding.  Normal budgeting decisions will require a majority vote.  Cagey Brown is banking on the voters defeating this, despite his support. But nearly all Dems oppose it, as does most other significant organizations.    And it needs to be defeated.  The 2/3 legislative vote threshold is bad enough as a policy. Hampering Cap and Trade is the second strike.  Defeating it in June is 3rdstrike.  Let’s do this.  Vote NO. 

$$$:   Yes – 0.  No – only $3,185.

 

YES on P71  –  Sets Standard Effective Date on Ballot Measures

         This is common sense.  Sets the effective date of any ballot measure that passes to be after the final vote is certified.  

$$$:   Yes – 0. No – 0.

 

YES on P72  –  Tax Exemption for Rain Catchment Systems

         More common sense.  By current property tax law, any property improvement may be assessed for taxes. P72 exempts rain capture systems from taxes.  

$$$:   Yes - $11,500.   No –




The Poor People's Campaign, beginning May 13 and lasting 40 days, is an unprecedented opportunity to rebuild the anti-war movement, expose why 140 million Americans live in poverty,  demand a moral revival in our country, and counteract a wealthy minority that has taken over the government and is ignoring the suffering of our people.

The PPC has done some of the hard work by summarizing the problems we face and listing demands we must use to embolden us.  Go to Poor People's 
Campaign.org. and let's all work together to revitalize that which Martin Luther King Jr wanted to organize and was killed to prevent.  Poverty, wealth inequality, militarism and government unhelpfulness have increased greatly since his time in 1968.

A few of the proposed demands:

-Restore and expand the Voting Rights Act

-Reverse state laws preventing local governments from passing minimum wage increases.

-Free tuition in public colleges

-Expansion of Medicaid and Medicare until we have single payer health care

-Public infrastructure projects

-Wealthy and corporations paying their fair share

-Repeal of the 2017 tax law

-End of mass incarceration

-End of inequality in the civil justice system

-100% clean renewable energy

-Public jobs programs to transition to a green economy

-Fully funded public water with priority to poor and rural communities

-Ban on fracking, off shore drilling, etc.

-End to military aggression and war mongering !!!

-Stop privatization of the military budget and reallocate money to education,

     health care, jobs and strengthening the VA

-Ban on proliferation of guns

-Demilitarization of communities and of the border (no wall)

-An immigration system that keeps families together

-All policies and budgets based on serving the general welfare


you can also watch  the video of their powerful press conference re the release of the Souls of Poor People audit and demands:
https://www.facebook.com/rolandsmartinfanpage/videos/10155602543937831/UzpfSTg3MzIwMzQ4Mjc3NTgyODoxNjU3MTAwMTk3NzE5NDgy/\\
Peggy Olsen



ABOUT the Monterey Peace & Justice Center (MPJC):
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.

 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 tries to present 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.
Email:     montereypeaceandjustice@gmail.com
Website:    
https://peacecentral.wordpress.com/
Facebook:     
https://www.facebook.com/montereypeaceandjusticecenter/

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.) You may want to volunteerat the Center as volunteers are always needed! .  
Leave a message about interest in volunteering at 899-7322 or montereypeaceandjustice@gmail
.com

PROGRAM PLANNING for the MONTEREY PEACE AND JUSTICE CENTER :  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

The Peace Coalition of Monterey County is a separate organization, 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.  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. 

INFORMATION on the WEB:

*Peace Coalition website is www.peacemonterey.org(newly re-constructed)
*Monterey Peace & Justice Center website is 
https://peacecentral.wordpress.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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