Weekly Calendar

PEACE CALENDAR
October 16, 2018
Monterey County
The Peace Calendar is brought to you each week by
The Peace Coalition of Monterey County


Quote of the Week:
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
                                              ...H. L. Mencken


SCHEDULED EVENTS:

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


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Wednesday, October 17, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, 
Democracy Under Threat: Symptoms and Citizen Solutions.   Faith in democracy is eroding around the world and threats to democratic norms are increasing in the U.S. and abroad. Join us for a lively panel discussion on why democracy is under siege and what we as citizens can do about it.  Panelists will offer a range of perspectives from Professors Jason Scorse, Nükhet Kardam, Melissa Hanham, and Avner Cohen.  Wine and cheese reception to follow.    Middlebury Institute of International Studies, McCone Building, Irvine Auditorium, 499 Pierce Street, Monterey, CA 93940.   Free, Open to the Public.  Registration Requested.  Website for more info:  go.miis.edu/sustainability  For Questions, contact Rachel Christopherson at the Center for the Blue Economy at cbe@miis.edu or (831) 647-4183.

Thursday, October 18, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, 
Congressman Jimmy Panettato Keynote Democratic Women of Monterey County Luncheon: Issues facing the US Congress.  Hilton Garden Inn, Big Sur Room, 1000 Aguajito Road, Monterey.  The public is welcome to attend. Luncheon reservations are available online at the DWMC website, www.dw-mc.org, or send a 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. Luncheon reservations must be received by Tuesday, October 16.

Thursday, October 18, 12:00pm to 1:30pm, How Social Pressure and Financial Incentives Impact Water Conservation.  Join Dr. Robert Fairlieas he discusses his research examining whether financial incentives for water conservative displace the more intrinsic motivations that promote socially-conscious behavior.  Using a large, randomized field experiment, Dr. Fairlie's team found that social pressure causes significant water conservation, invariant to financial incentives. These findings demonstrate that strong economic incentives do not crowd out social pressure, an actionable insight as policies for water and energy conservation become increasingly multidimensional.  MIIS Morse Building, Room B104, 426 Van Buren Street, Monterey. Free, Open to the Public, No Registration Required. Website for more info:  go.miis.edu/sustainability  For Questions, contact Rachel Christopherson at the Center for the Blue Economy at cbe@miis.edu or (831) 647-4183.

Thursday, October 18, 6:30pm to 8:30pm, 
The Age of Consequences: Film Screening & Discussion.  The U.S. armed forces are already preparing for a climate changed future. The Monterey chapter of the Citizens' Climate Lobby and the Center for the Blue Economy present a film investigating climate change through the lens of U.S. national security and global stability.  The film features distinguished admirals, generals and pentagon insiders who show us how water and food shortages, extreme weather, drought, and sea-level rise will continue to grow in scale and frequency, with grave implications for peace and security in the 21st century.  This film is a call to action to rethink how we use and produce energy.  The bad news: extreme weather, drought, and sea level rise, are among the threats we face here at home. The good news: we have solutions but we must act now. Location:  MIIS, McCone Building, Irvine Auditorium, 499 Pierce Street, Monterey.   Free, Open to the Public.  Registration Requested.  Website for more info:  go.miis.edu/sustainability  For Questions, contact Rachel Christopherson at the Center for the Blue Economy at cbe@miis.edu or (831) 647-4183.

Friday, October 19, 5:30 – 8:00 pm, Doors open at 5 pm.  
Art Gallery Open House and Art Opening – Stories from Salinashosted by the Monterey Peace and Justice Center. 1364  Fremont Blvd., Seaside.  The public is welcome.  $5 donation suggested.  No one is turned away.  Stories written and photographed by Jay Dunnhighlight programs of the Salinas Youth Initiative, providing East Salinas youth with  enrichment opportunities, funded by the David & Lucile Packard Foundation in partnership with the Community Foundation for Monterey County.
info:  montereypeaceandjustice@gmail.com

October 19 – November 30, You’d Be Prettier if You Smiled:  Identity, Gender and Dissonance , an exhibition at the Cherry Center.  Artists’ reception from 5:00 – 7:00 pm on October 19. Free and open to the public.  Works by the Temple Sisters, Susan Abbott Martin, andMaia Porges.
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts,4thand Guadalupe, Carmel.

Friday, October 19, 6:00 – 8:30 pm,
Salute:  The Historic 1968 Olympics in Mexico.A free showing of the film, a  Black Power documentary.  The film documents the story of three men,t wo black athletes from the U.S. and a white Australian athlete and their involvement in a defining moment in the US Civil Rights Movement:  the Back Power salute from the Olympics winners’ podium.
1069 Broadway, Suite 102, Seaside.  Co-sponsored by the Village Project, Breakthough for Men, Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula and Whites for Racial Equity. Trailer:  
https://www.imdb, com/|title/tt0

Central Coast Premiere
Saturday, October 20th, 2:00 pm,MPJC presents the Central Coast PremiereofDARK MONEY, A Kimberly Reed Film, released July 2018. This political thriller examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials.  The film takes viewers to Montana—a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide—to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court’s Citizens Uniteddecision.  Through this gripping story, DARK MONEY uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold. Discussion will follow. 
This Sundance award-winning documentary is directed/produced by Kimberly Reed (PRODIGAL SONS) and produced by Katy Chevigny (E-TEAM). Runtime: 98 mins.  This event, sponsored by the Monterey Peace and Justice Center and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, is a collaboration with POV, PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series.  Learn more at the POV website: http://www.pbs.org/pov/. Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.  Info:  montereypeaceandjustice@gmail.comor call (831) 915-7257. 
Co-sponsored by Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.

Saturday, October 20, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
, 2018 Ralph B. Atkinson Celebration of Civil Liberties.  Reception 7:00 - 7:30 pm following program.  Hors d’oeuvres will be served.  MIIS Irvine Auditorium, 499 Pierce Street,  Monterey. Please join the ACLU Northern California Monterey County Chapter in honoring this year’s award recipientBlanca Zarazúafor her work supporting immigrants and immigrant rights. Introductory comments will be presented by Secretary Leon Panetta.
Blanca Estela Zarazúa, Esq. Honorary Consul of Mexico, has been practicing law since 1987. She represents individuals and families with respect to immigration law matters. Recently, Ms. Zarazúa secured the release of a DACA recipient who had been inappropriately detained by ICE. She also served as co- counsel in a class action and represented victims who sued the City of King for civil rights violations after several police officers misappropriated the victims’ vehicles. Ms. Zarazúa has involved herself in a wide variety of professional and community activities. She is a member of the Monterey County Immigration Coalition. The Coalition has worked closely with the Monterey County Sheriff 's department to ensure fair treatment of undocumented immigrants. Ms. Zarazúa has served on the boards of the international advisors for the Monterey Institute of International Studies; Big Sur Land Trust; the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley; California American Water; Northern California Public Broadcasting (Community Advisory Panel); California Historical Society; and Monterey County La Raza Lawyers Association. She is currently Chair of the Siembra Latinos Fund, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Monterey County.
Admission is free. RSVP requested.  Patti Fashing pfashing@gmail.com  or  776-1514.
Donations to ACLU in honor of Blanca are gladly accepted at the event.  Donations are not tax deductible.

October 20-21, Women’s March on the Pentagonat the Pentagon.  For more information: https://www.marchonpentagon.com/

Sunday, October 21, 5-7pm, 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.

Tuesday, October 23, 6:00pm to 7:30pm, 
Irreparable Harm:  Film Screening and Discussion. The Tlingit people have called the vibrant coastline of Southeast Alaska home for over 10,000 years and continue to practice a way of life intimately tied to the ocean and the largest remaining temperate rainforest on earth. Now, contamination from industrial mining is threatening the safety of the wild food sources that make Alaska so unique.  Join filmmaker Connor Gallagherfor a screening and talk about his film, Irreparable Harm.  Location:  MIIS, McGowan Building, room 102, 411 Pacific St, Monterey.  Free, Open to the Public, No Registration Required. Website for more info:  go.miis.edu/sustainability  For Questions, contact Rachel Christopherson at the Center for the Blue Economy at cbe@miis.edu or (831) 647-4183.

Wednesday, October 24, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, 
Organizational Success with Volunteers:  Lessons from the Big Sur Marathon, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and first Night.  Join us for valuable insights from Alice Crawford, Chair of the Governance Board of the Big Sur Marathon Foundation, Ken Petersonwho is in charge of strategic communications at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Paulette Lynch– the executive director of the Arts Council for Monterey County and the person who was key to bringing First Night to Monterey.  Each of them will share what they have learned about recruiting, retaining, and motivating volunteers.  There will be time for Q&A and small group discussion among participants. Learn how to improve volunteerism in your own organizations.  
Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula, 490 Aguajito Road, Carmel
We hope many non-profits around the Monterey Bay area will join us for this free event.   If you have questions, contact Susan Hocevar at 
sphocevar@gmail.com

Saturday, October 27,  10:00 – 11:30 am,  Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom(WILPF), Monterey County Branch will meet at the Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.  All peace-loving folks are welcome.

Tuesday, October 30, COMMUNITY LISTENING SESSION.  Share concerns, ideas, problems, and ask questions to SEASIDE POLICE DEPARTMENT.  Victory Temple Church, 1820 Broadway Avenue, Seaside.

Wednesday, OCTOBER 31 – HALLOWE’EN!

Thursday, November 1, 7:00 pm, NAACP MONTHLY MEETING
(Rescheduled due to California/Hawaii State Convention, 10/25-28/2018)

 Focus:  Upcoming MC NAACP Elections.  All are welcome.  At 6:00 pm will be an Executive Committee meeting.  Oldemeyer Center, 986 Hilby Avenue, Seaside. Info:  394-3727.

Save the Date!
November 2 & 3, 7:00 pm,
The 19th AnnualInternational Documentary Film Festival,presented by the United Nations Association, Monterey Bay Chapteras it returns to the Golden State Theatrein Monterey. Seven award-winning recent films will be shown on war and peace, the environment, immigration, education, refugees, and more. General admission is $15 for each evening at the door; a two-night pass is $25. UNA members and teachers: $10 each evening.  Students with a school ID are admitted free. For more information, see unamontereybay.org  or call 831-275-0781; email unamontereybay@gmail.com

Saturday, November 3, 10:30 am, Occupy Monterey PeninsulaGeneral 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.

Tuesday, November 6, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Implementing Climate Mitigation and Adaptation on the Local Level.  While climate action has typically focused on emission reductions to slow global warming and its climatic impacts, the City of Santa Cruz has become a regional leader in climate adaptation.  Dr. Tiffany Wise-West, Sustainability and Climate Action Manager for the City, will present their latest work with focus on sea level rise, social vulnerability to climate change and the planning and policy efforts undertaken by the City to bolster climate resilience.  The talk will conclude with a call to action and tips for climate preparedness.  MIIS, McGowan Building, Room 102, 411 Pacific Street, Monterey. Free.  Open to the Public.  No registration required.  Info: go.miis.edusustainability or contact Rachel Christopherson at the Center for the Blue Economy che@miis.eduor 647-4183.

Thursday, November 8, Monterey County Gives! annual campaign launch.

Sunday, November 11, Armistice Day(aka Veterans Day).  This year marks the 100thanniversary of the end of World War at the 11thhour of the 11thday on the 11thMonth of 1918. A good day to ring bells and work for peace. Watch for a demonstration locally to be announced by Veterans for Peace.

November 16-18.  Global Campaign Against US/NATO Military Bases.  Close all US/NATO Bases!  This very important conference will take place in Dublin, Ireland.  Peace activists from throughout the world will be attending. Info and registration:  http://nousnatobases.org
FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AGAINST 7S/NATO MILITARY BASES.The increasingly aggressive actions of US/NATO forces, the raging wars in the Middle East, the burgeoning arms race devastating the national treasuries, the bellicose language replacing diplomatic negotiations, the economic crises facing country after country, the destruction of the global environment through war and unfettered exploitation, their impact on public health, have created crises that, unless checked by popular opposition, can lead to unimaginable catastrophe and war.
     None of us can stop this madness alone.  Global peace forces must come together, mobilizing the millions in our countries, and around the world, for peace.  Based on this understanding, we have initiated the Global Campaign Against US/NATO Military Bases.  NoUSNATOBases.org
Organized by Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA), Ireland; Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases, USA

Save the date!
Saturday December 8, 11:00 am,  
Annual United Nations Association Human Rights Day Luncheonreturns to the Elks Lodgein Monterey. Join us in celebrating the 70thanniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights! More details to come. Co-sponsoring organizations are welcome to table at the event. Please contact unamontereybay@gmail.comor call 831-275-0781 for more information.

Saturday, December 1, 3:00 – 5:00 pm, 
Joyeux NoelDramatization based on a spontaneous truce during WWI on Christmas Eve,1914.  Sponsored by PCMC, VFP, MPJC, WILPF.

Sunday, December 9, Noon – 4:00 pm, Annual 
Miniature Art Showand Drawing, craft sale and party at theMonterey Peace and Justice Center.  Miniature art will be displayed beginning in mid-November.  MPJC invites artists to donate pieces to this annual fund-raising and fun event for the Peace Center.  Drawing for exhibited art at 3pm.  Need not be present to win.

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.


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
Some programs are also on You Tube.  See below.

Tue 10/16/18 1:00 pm Tales of the Silk Road, Nancy Johnson
Wed 10/17/18 5:00 pm New Faces in Politics: Wizard, Anderson, Sawhney, Williamson
Wed 10/17/18 8:00 pm Homeless Outreach, Candidates Mtry Council+mayor pt1
Wed 10/17/18 9:00 pm LWV, Cal State Propositions Pro and Con
Thu 10/18/18 7:00 am New Faces politics Wizard Anderson Sawhney, Williamson
Thu 10/18/18 1:00 pm Homeless Outreach, Candidates Mtry Council+mayor pt1
Thu 10/18/18 2:00 pm LWV, Cal State Propositions Pro and Con
Thu 10/18/18 3:00 pm 2018 Moot Court, Mtry College of Law
Fri 10/19/18 7:00 am LWV, Cal State Propositions Pro and Con
Fri 10/19/18 9:30 am Homeless Outreach, Candidates Mtry Council+mayor pt1
Fri 10/19/18 2:00 pm New Faces politics Wizard Anderson Sawhney, Williamson
Fri 10/19/18 5:00 pm Homeless Outreach, Candidates Mtry Council+mayor pt1
Sat 10/20/18 7:00 am David Swanson lecture, director of World Beyond War, Pt 1
Sat 10/20/18 11:00 am New Faces politics Wizard Anderson Sawhney, Williamson
Sat 10/20/18 9:00 pm David Swanson lecture, director of World Beyond War, Pt 1
Mon 10/22/18 2:00 pm Homeless Outreach, Candidates Mtry Council+mayor pt1
Mon 10/22/18 3:00 pm LWV Cal State Propositions Pro and Con
Is War Justified – workshop:
Pt1  workshop sat  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTirqrQs9kg&feature=youtu.be
pt 2 workshop sat 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JvXYRyBCa4
Pt1 beyond war https://youtu.be/SwONdlqkwPU
Part 2 Beyond War David Swanson 
https://youtu.be/ALEJKJIabtA



    ACTION AND INFORMATION

 

Nov 2018 STATE BALLOT PROPOSITIONS, 
PROGRESSIVE VIEW                                                              10/12/2018
From: George T. Riley, Monterey CA, georgetriley@gmail.com 
I have been researching and presenting on State Ballot Propositions for 30 years.  These are usually left to the last minute.  I hope this helps.  Feel free to pass this along to your acquaintances.  

OVERVIEW
There are 11 propositions.  My progressive view depends on who’s paying, who benefits, and is there a long range progressive purpose. 
As of October 10, 2018, the measures that had attracted the most campaign contributions were Prop 6 (repeal gas tax), Prop 8 (dialysis) and Prop 10 (rent control).
Props 1, 2, 5, and 10 all argue that they address the housing problem.  Props 1, 2 and 10 really do.   
The most difficult for me were P3 (water), P4 (children hospitals) and P8 (dialysis).  

RECOMMENDATIONS
P1      YES
    Housing Assistance Bonds,  $4 Billion.   To underwrite development of affordable apartments, infrastructure supporting transit centers, first-time home buyers, and self build - farm worker rental and owner-occupied housing, and to continue the very successful Cal Vet program that started in 1921.  Affordable housing is impossible without public funding.                
Wide support.   No organized opposition.   

P2      YES    Modifies Housing Assistance Bonds for Mentally Ill.           Diverts         $140 million  from existing $2+ billion from special tax on billionaires passed in 2004 for services.  P2 earmarks 6% of the revenue for housing support, which was prohibited in 2004.  There’s too little $$ for housing construction.  This helps.  Services are needed, and so are facilities.  

Wide support.  No organized opposition.

P3      YES    Water Watershed, Groundwater, Sustainability, Fish and Wildlife Bonds,  $8.9B.                 
Money is prioritized for unspecified disadvantaged communities, for safe drinking water, water storage improvements, preserving sustainable waterways/flood plains/groundwater resources, and financial help for sustainability planning. One omission, which is a problem –  there is no money for water supply.  P3 makes repairs, but nothing new.  
I favor efforts to solidify water sustainability for a variety of impacts  –  for sport, for agriculture, for nature and for the people.  But there is opposition to P3 shortcomings (no funds for new supply) by League of Women Voters, Sierra Club, Sacramento Bee, San Jose Mercury News, San Diego Union Tribune, CA Green Party.  

YES: Interesting coalition of duck hunting & fishing interests, and agriculture, for $4 million
NO: No organized campaign in opposition.

P4      NO/yes        Children’s Health Care and Hospital Bond, $1.5B                        For treating indigent and uninsured children. Eight private hospitals are spending $1.3+ million each ($11 million total) for public dollars to support this part of the expensive privatized health care system we have.  The 8 get 72% of the bond.  Another 5 UC public hospitals get 18%.  
Discussion:  This is the third time these hospitals have pitched for public money. There is no opposition, except on principle.  CA League of Women Voters oppose, saying state funds should not be used to support private facilities. This principle stands even when the facilities serve severely ill children.

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REGISTER TO VOTE NOW!
If you are not registered, you have until October 22 to register to vote on November 6.  If you mail in your registration affidavit it must be postmarked by October 22! Registration cards are available at Post Offices at Libraries and at most government offices.  You can register to vote at the Seaside Voter Education Center, 1676 Fremont Blvd., Suite 1A, Seaside, presided over by long time civic activist Helen Rucker.  Some registration cards are at the Monterey Peace and Justice Center.

To vote locally you need to be 18 years old by election day, a citizen of the U.S., a resident of California, not be in prison or on parole for a felony, not have been declared incompetent by a court of law.

Go to 
https://registertovote.ca.gov  to learn more about voting and to find out if you are already registered. You can register online at that site. 

The Poor People’s Campaign of Monterey County is emphasizing voter registration and will have people out with registration cards between now and October 22.  Lead by the NAACP, many local non-profits are a part of that.

If you are already registered, you remain on the voter rolls.  Be sure to study the issues, listen to the candidates and vote!  Every vote counts.  Democracy can only be achieved by people voting.

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20 Questions YouHave to Ask U.S. Political Candidates Because Nobody Else Will
By David Swanson 

1. What would you like the U.S. discretionary budget to look like? With 60% now going to militarism, what percentage would you like that to be? 

2. What program of economic conversion to peaceful enterprises would you support? 

3. Would you end, continue, or escalate U.S. war making in: Afghanistan? Iraq? Syria? Yemen? Pakistan? Libya? Somalia? 

4. Would you end the exemption for militarism in Kyoto, Paris, and other climate agreements? 

5. Would you sign / ratify any of these treaties: Paris Climate Agreement? Convention on the Rights of the Child? International Convention on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights? International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights optional protocols? Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women? Convention Against Torture optional protocol? International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families? International Convention on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance? The Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities? International Convention Against the Recruitment, Use, Financing, and Training of Mercenaries? Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court? Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity? Principles of International Cooperation in the Detection, Arrest, Extradition, and Punishment of Persons Guilty of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity? Convention on Cluster Munitions? Land Mines Convention? Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons? Proposed treaties banning the weaponization of space and banning cyber crimes? 

6. Would you halt or continue expenditures on the production and so-called modernization of nuclear weapons? 

7. Would you end weapons sales and the provision of military training to any governments? Which? 

8. Would you close any foreign bases? Which?

9. Would you halt or continue the practice of murder by missiles from drones? 

10. Do you recognize the ban on war, with exceptions, contained in the United Nations Charter? And the ban on threatening war? 

11. Do you recognize the ban on war, without exceptions, contained in the Kellogg-Briand Pact? 12. Will you end discriminatory bans on immigrants? 

13. Should actual, non-military, no-strings-attached foreign aid be eliminated, reduced, maintained, or increased? How much? 

14. 84% of South Koreans want the war ended immediately. Should the United States block that? 

15. Should NATO be maintained or abolished?


16. Should the CIA be maintained or abolished?


17. Should the ROTC be maintained or abolished?


18. Should domestic police forces be trained by, collaborate with, and be armed by militaries? 

19. Should the U.S. military pay sports leagues, secretly or openly, to celebrate militarism? 

20. How large should the U.S. military's advertising budget be, and how much should the U.S. government spend promoting the concepts of nonviolent dispute resolution and the abolition of war? 

David Swanson is the author of "When the World Outlawed War," "War Is A Lie" and "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union." He blogs at http://davidswanson.org and http://warisacrime.org and works for the online activist organization http://rootsaction.org 


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Contact your Elected Representatives:

Kamela Harris
, (D—CA), 112 Hart Senate Office Bldg., Washington, DC 20510, (202) 224-3553 or  www.harris.senate.gov/contact.

Dianne Feinstein, (D—CA), 331 Hart Senate Office Bldg., Washington, DC 20510,  (202) 224-3841; (414) 393-0707 SF office, 
https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me

Jimmy Panetta(D)228 Cannon Office Building, Washington, DC 20515 or 100 West Alisal, Salinas, CA 93901
https://panetta.house.gov/


President Donald Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Comments 202-456-6213
www.whitehouse.gov/contact

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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 Deborah Warcken, co-chair dwarcken@comcast.net
 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).


NEWS!
ABOUT the Monterey Peace & Justice Center (MPJC):
MPJC welcomes its new Volunteer Coordinator:
Lindsay Wendland  
lindsaywendland@gmail.com.
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.
Email:     
montereypeaceandjustice@gmail.com
Website is at peace central.   
 
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.) 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

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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