Weekly Calendar

February 13, 2018
Monterey County

Quote of the Week:
My vision for 2018 is simple: I desire compassion over destruction and connection over celebrity. In these times, it's our relationships that will keep us together and will keep us alive. I feel firmly that this year, it's not about the size of our mobilizations, or how strategic our campaigns are, but the strength of our relationships.
                        ...Ejeris Dixon



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Through the month of February:  ART EXHIBIT: 
Images of Nepal:  The Photography of Larry Tapper.  The exhibit is in conjunction with the Didi Project to focus on their educational initiative on sex trafficking in Nepal.  They presented a program on February 10.
Monterey Peace and Justice Center Art Gallery, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.

Wednesday, February 14, Noon,
The League of Women Voters of Monterey County cordially invites you to attend their monthly Lunch & Learn: 
The Impact of Immigration Policies on Central Coast Agriculture. James W. Bogart will be the guest speaker for a discussion on how federal immigration policies affect central coast agriculture, an important topic for Monterey County and especially the Salinas Valley.
     Mr. Bogart is the President and General Counsel of the Grower-Shipper Association of Central California, an agricultural trade association representing almost 400 growers, shippers, harvesters/packers, cold storage facilities and other businesses affiliated with the agricultural industry in the coastal counties of Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Santa Clara.
     He is responsible for leading the Association’s policy and issues management work in many diverse areas such as labor, water, food safety, crop protection, technology and innovation, nutrition and health, air quality, transportation and logistics, land use, and sustainability
      Mr. Bogart graduated from the University of Southern California in 1973, and earned his law degree in 1977 from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Lunch: Noon ($17/person; provided by The Valley Grille)
Presentation: 12:30pm-1:30 pm (free and open to the public)

Unitarian Universalist Church, 490 Aguajito Road, Carmel.
Please RSVP if you're attending the luncheon portion by Sunday, February 11. RSVPs must be sent to Bev Kreps at
bkreps1017@gmail.com or phone 224-3192. Payment for lunch can be made in cash or check and is payable upon arrival.
Further questions about the upcoming presentation? Please contact Beverly Bean at beverlygb@gmail.com

Thursday, February 15, 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  

Thursday, February 15, 7:00 – 9:00 pm,
Birth of a Nation – film showing. Set against the antebellum South, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer), accepts an offer to use Nat's preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities - against himself and his fellow slaves - Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures.
Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula, 490 Aguajito Road, Carmel.

Friday, February 16, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, CUBA: 
Changing Course for Changing Time.  Six students traveled with Dr. Jan Black and Altruvistas to Cuba in January.  MIIS students will present on their research around economic, social, and environmental issues currently affecting Cuba.  Open to the Public.  Contact – Carolyn Meyer.
DLC Design Space at MIIS, Monterey.

Sunday, February 18, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, COMMUNITY CHOICE ENERGY:  A panel discussion on locally-controlled energy
:  Inspiring Change at the Local Level.  The third program in the mini-series Positive Futures:  How the World Might Live, a panel will feature Omar Perez for Greenpower, Marc Adato for Monterey Bay Community Power and Brennan Jensen for the Monterey Bay Regional Climate Action Compact.  They will be discussing ongoing actions and plans for carbon-free energy for our region.  The public is invited.  No charge but donations appreciated.  For information please call 372-5762.
Sponsored by the Monterey Peace and Justice Center, Sustainable Monterey, and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom – Monterey County Branch at the Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific Street, Monterey.  (This program is not sponsored nor endorsed by the Monterey Public Library or the City of Monterey).

Sunday, February 18.  There will be no Dances of Universal Peace this month.  Our Dances will resume next month on Sunday, March 18 from 5-7pm in the Sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula at 490 Aguajito Road in Carmel.
For more information, call UUCMP at 624-7404 or Gigi Amer at 408-800-2537. General information about the Dances may be found at www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org.

Tuesday, February 20, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Challenges & Solutions to the Crises Affecting Syrian Refugees.  The Central Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey are co-sponsoring a lecture by Dr. Neil Boothby, an expert on the effects of armed conflict and violence on children.  Dr. Boothby is the Director of Mailman School of Forced Migration and Public Health at Columbia University.  He will discuss challenges faced by humanitarian organizations and innovative efforts to overcome them in the Middle East and the plight of refugees.  Since the start of the Syrian crisis in 2011, five million people have fled to Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan.  Refugees now spend an average of 10 years away from their countries.  We are seeing global stability and hard-won human rights and development gains threatened.
Irvine Auditorium, 499 Pierce Street Monterey.  The lecture is free.
Info:  Jill Hofmann  
jilljonn@hotmail.com or 831-566-8841
Tuesday, February 20, 6:30 pm.  Meeting
for Public Water Now volunteers.  PWN will be meeting every other week in February and March to share new insights, answer your questions and deepen your understanding so that you feel confident talking with voters about the PWN initiative.  We could use your help. Volunteer to collect signatures here.  Join us Tuesday nights.  Bring a friend.   Unitarian Universalist Church, 490 Aguajito Road, Carmel.
Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PublicWaterNow for the latest local water news.

Tuesday, February 20
, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Here I Stand, Paul Robeson documentary released in 1999 that explores the life and career the controversial African-American athlete-actor-singer-activist. It was directed by St. Clair Bourne for the PBS series American Masters. Running for 117 minutes, it features footage from numerous interviews with those close to Robeson, including his son, Paul Robeson Jr., some celebrities, and several scholars on African-American film and Robeson himself. Additionally, it pieces from his movies and his musical recordings, a very detailed documentary, covering Robeson’s life from his birth until his death.
Sponsored by Monterey Peace and Justice as part of the "Power of Song Series. 
Public is welcome.  Donation of $5 is suggested.  Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.

Thursday, February 22, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Luncheon meeting of the Democratic Women of Monterey County features the Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley. Her many innovative programs have fundamentally changed how human trafficking, sexual assault, and domestic violence are investigated, prosecuted, and adjudicated in the state of California. Hilton Garden Inn, 1000 Aguajito Rd., Monterey. Tickets are $35 for DWMC members and $45 for non-members. The public is welcome to attend.
     DA O’Malley is the first woman to serve as Alameda County’s elected District Attorney. She founded the Family Justice Center, a hub for crime victim services. She created the HEAT (Human Exploitation and Trafficking) Unit, the first in the nation, to lead the statewide charge against human trafficking. This involves vigorously prosecuting traffickers (especially those selling children for sex) and targeting the purchasers. Her efforts have helped change perceptions about those trafficked – treating them not as criminals, but as victims. In 2010, DA O’Malley launched the HEAT Watch program, which is a replicable, multi-disciplinary 5-prong blueprint to unite prosecutors, law enforcement, service providers, lawmakers and communities in the fight against human trafficking.  HEAT Watch – the first of its kind in California and the first to operate within a public prosecution office – has become a national model.  The Alameda County DA’s Office has prosecuted more than 50 percent of all human trafficking cases in California.
     DA O’Malley has written significant anti-human trafficking legislation as well as statutes to enhance courtroom accessibility for victims with disabilities, to ensure that sexual assault victims have rights in the criminal justice system and to expand available victim support.
      Luncheon reservations available 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, February 20.

Thursday, February 22, 7:00 – 9:00 pm,
NAACP BLACK HISTORY MONTH MEETING  at the Alumni & Visitor’s Center, 5108 4th Avenue on the corner of Intergarrison Road. CSUMB, 7th annual joint meeting of the Monterey County Branch NAACP and the NAACP@CSUMB.  Keynote speaker:  Dr. Eduardo M. Ochoa, President, CSU Monterey Bay.  Presiding Officer:  Regina Mason, President, Monterey County Branch.  Host:  Steven Goings, ASW, NAACP@CSUMB Advisor.
Mrs. Ruthie Watts
Mr. Akin Miller
Dr. Gerald Shenk
Mr. Marquise Crear
Mrs. Brehna Watkins

For information contact Steven Goings sgoings@csumb.edu
Cake and refreshments will be served.
The meeting is free and open to the public.

Friday, February 23, A national day of action against the illegal U.S. Occupation of Guantanamo.  Who wants to plan a local action?  Contact jvandevere@comcast.net.

Friday, February 23, 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  Learn about Social Media!  Join us as we continue exploring the world's most popular and ever changing Social Media Networking Platform, FaceBook. With more than 214 million users in the U.S. alone, there is more to FaceBook than just sharing cat pictures. Whether you're old and tech-deficient or young and curious, come and learn how to like and share articles and videos, comment and follow posts, people and groups; upload pictures, videos and documents, live stream, the value of a hashtag, great meme, NextDoor account and much more. Please bring Your Own Device(s), batteries, power supply, etc. At the Monterey Peace & Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.
 Info: Audra Walton 831 204-0809
Sponsored by the Green Party of Monterey County

Friday, February 23, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, (doors open at 5:30).  Breaking the Siege of Gaza: Special guest speaker Ann Wright, a former Army Colonel and US Diplomat who resigned her post to protest the Iraq war will present an update on the situation in Gaza and nonviolent resistance to the Israeli blockade. This informative evening features Middle Eastern food and music, a short documentary about Gaza fishermen, and a chance to meet Ann.  It is a Fundraiser for the 2018 Gaza Freedom Flotilla at Peace United Church, 900 High Street in Santa Cruz.  Admission is a sliding scale from $15 to $100 with no one turned away for lack of funds. RSVP recommended https://gazaflotilla.eventbrite.com.  For information  contact David Grishaw-Jones at dgj@peaceunited.org. To make a contribution:  https://2018boatstogaza-nonviolenceinternational.nationbuilder.com
Co-sponsored by Peace United Church, Resource Center for Nonviolence, Palestine Justice Coalition, Santa Cruz WILPF, Veterans for Peace, Food Not Bombs, CodePink, Jewish Voice for Peace, United Nations Association, Peace and Freedom Party, People United for Peace-Santa Cruz County.
Ann Wright has been a speaker at the Monterey Peace and Justice Center, and we tried to bring her again on this visit, but could not make her schedule and the schedule of events in Monterey County mesh.  You will need to go to Santa Cruz to hear her!

Saturday, February 24, 10:00 – 11:30 am, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom at Monterey Peace & Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside. If you want to actively work for peace and freedom, please join with us as we develop our plans for the coming year.  A number of programs are already underway.  Come with your ideas.  Don’t miss out on the action!  Info:  jvandevere@comcast.net

Saturday, February 24, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
, The Crisis in Yemen with Waleed Kohlani.  Yemen has been gripped by political upheaval and sectarian strife after the Arab Spring of 2011, and is now facing a dire humanitarian crisis following the Saudi-led military assault on the country. What are the root causes of conflict, and is there a way out? Waleed Alkohlani, a Yemeni computer engineer now working in Silicon Valley, provides an informed Yemeni perspective.  Sharat Lin, research fellow and former president of the San Jose Peace and Justice Center will introduce the speaker and participate in the discussion.  Co-sponsored by Monterey Peace and Justice Center, Peace Coalition of Monterey County, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Monterey County Branch and Veterans for Peace, Chapter 46.  The public is invited to the event at the Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside, $5 suggested donation at the door.  No one turned away for lack of funds.  Info: 915-7257 or montereypeaceandjustice@gmail.com or visit peacecentral.wordpress.com

Saturday, February 24, 5:30 – 8:00 pm. 
United Nations Association, Monterey Bay Chapter, Annual Meeting & lively International Potluck Dinner featuring keynote speaker Herb Behrstock:  How is the UN Doing under the Trump Administration.  Behrstock is President of the Northern California Division of the UNA-USA and has hel leadership positions with the UN affiliations for more than 45 years.  Panel discussion, Reports, and Action will follow.  The panel includes longtime UN agency veterans Gary Davis and Mary Fisk and former UNA-USA Chapter president Larry Levine.
First Presbyterian Church – 501 El Dorado Street, Monterey.  This is a free event.  All are welcome!  Please bring an international dish to share, enough for eight people. 
To help us with planning, please
RSVP at unamontereybay.org under “Future Events” or leave a message at 275-0781.

Monday, February 26, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Meklit Hadero and her band will kick-off the African Nations Week with a dynamic performance, followed by discussion. Meklit is an Ethio-Jazz Singer, Songwriter, Cultural Instigator and TED senior fellow, involved in many global projects linking the arts and social change. The evening is introduced by Jeff Dayton-Johnson, with post-performance conversation hosted by Tangut Degfay as part of the Fund for Innovation project 10X10 at MIIS: Intercultural Arts and Leadership.
McCone Irvine Auditorium of the Middlebury Institute of International Relations.  Open to the public.  Contact Andrea Olsen.

Tuesday, February 27, 12:30 – 1:40 pm,
Reflections from DPMI Rwanda 2018.  Focus on Africa Week:  Join us for a short panel and discussion about DPMI Rwanda and their recent trip.  Bring your lunch!  Open to the public.  Monterey Institute of International Studies, DLC Design Space, McGowan Building 411 Pacific Street, Monterey.
Contact:  Andrea Olsen.

Wednesday, February 28, 10:00 – 11:30 am,
Friends of Homeless Women meeting with Erica Parker from Rep. Matt Stone’s office.  What is happening in Sacramento State Capitol to help homeless with housing in our community?  Bring your questions and your curiosity.  St. Mary’s Church, Pacific Grove.  Please come, Kathy, Marian and Michael.  wildini@aol.com

Saturday, March 3, 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.

Sunday, March 4, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, STRONGER THAN BULLETS. This film is a high-octane rock & roll documentary that chronicles the music that sprang forth during the Libyan revolution - and became an integral part of the struggle for freedom against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.  It is story of bravery against tyranny and radicalism, by musicians who defied the Gaddafiís decades-old ban on Western music. But the hard-won freedom soon descends into conflict and chaos. The musicians once again must practice in secret, their very right to play being threatened. Yet the fire of hope still burns within these artists. The enduring message of the film is expressed by one of the musicians, as he hoists his iconic, war-weary guitar in the air: "Strings bring peace. Bullets cannot do peace. Strings are stronger than bullets."
Q&A to follow, hosted by Director Matthew Millan of Carmel.
The screening is at the Irving Auditorium at MIIS, 499 Pierce St, Monterey. Tickets are $12, and can be purchased in advance at:
The producer Harold Millan writes: 
I am the producer of a documentary about a music revolution during the 2011 Libyan revolution.  It is a story about the fight for freedom of expression during the midst of oppression and chaos.  We are screening this documentary in Monterey on March 4.  Reflection on the film raises some interesting questions about peace and justice, such as:
(1) Should oppressed peoples revolt against tyranny when there in no plan for succession?
(2) Is the US justified to intervene in such a revolution to stave off assumed slaughter?
(3) If the US intervenes, what are its responsibilities post-revolution?
(4) The characters in the film are now banned from visiting the US. What is the justification for this?

Tuesday, March 6, 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  Anti-racism book club
ALL THE REAL INDIANS DIED OFF by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker unpacks the twenty-one most common myths and misconceptions about Native Americans.  In this enlightening book, scholars and activists the authors tackle a wide range of myths about Native American culture and history that have misinformed generations. Tracing how these ideas evolved, and drawing from history, the authors disrupt long-held and enduring myths such as: “Columbus Discovered America.” “Thanksgiving Proves the Indians Welcomed Pilgrims.” “Indians Were Savage and Warlike.” “Europeans Brought Civilization to Backward Indians.” “The United States Did Not Have a Policy of Genocide.” “Sports Mascots Honor Native Americans.” “Most Indians Are on Government Welfare.” “Indian Casinos Make Them All Rich.” “Indians Are Naturally Predisposed to Alcohol.” Each chapter deftly shows how these myths are rooted in the fears and prejudice of European settlers and in the larger political agendas of a settler state aimed at acquiring Indigenous land and tied to narratives of erasure and disappearance. Accessibly written and revelatory, “All the Real Indians Died Off” challenges readers to rethink what they have been taught about Native Americans and history.
Sponsored by Whites for Racial Equity.  Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula, 490 Aguajito Rd, Carmel.


Friday, March 9, 2:00 – 5:00 pm, Veterans for Peace (VFP) meet at Monterey Peace & Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.  All veterans and their supporters are welcome.  Come at 2:00 for a social hour. Refreshments will be provided. Our chapter business meeting will begin as usual at 3:00.

Sunday, March 11, in the afternoon.  Planning is still happening.  We’ll let you know the final details soon!  A documentary on the life of Marian Anderson with Lisa Ledin speaking about her aunt, Elaine Brown and Singing City.  Singing City , an integrated choir that began in 1948, is a force for social impact, bringing people together and lifting the human spirit through the artistry of choral music.  Co-sponsored by Monterey Peace and Justice Center (MPJC) and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF).  At the Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont, Blvd., Seaside.

Monthly: 2nd Tuesdays – 2:30-4:00 pm - March 13th, April 10th, May 15th, June 11th, etc.  INVISIBLE / ALIENATED GRANDPARENT SUPPORT GROUP,
Monterey Peace and Justice Center  (MPJC)  1364 Fremont Blvd. Seaside, CA 93955
Free – Optional $love offering to MPJC.
ed by Dr. Pat Hanson author 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 w 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

Wednesday, March 14, 6:00 – 8:00 pm,
WorldViews speaker series at MIIS:  Dr. Fernando DePaolis discussing Sustainable Cities in Mitigating the Threats of Climate Change.  Info & link to purchase tickets visit: go.miis.edu/worldviews..   Middlebury Institute of International Studies, McGowan MG 102.  Open to the public.  Contact Erin Cathey.

Thursday, March 15, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, Rice plus Project and the Sunset Challenge.  Join us for the 3rd Sunrise Challenge Pop-UP Photography Exhibition at the Lab in the Barnyard, Carmel.  The exhibition will feature beautiful sunrises from all over Monterey County and the world.  The prints will be for sale, and the proceeds will go towards our efforts to help feed and clothe the needy in our area,  The Lab, 3728 The Barnyard, Suite G-23, above the Carmel Coffee Roasters.

Saturday, March 17, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, (tentative) Power of Song singing event

Saturday, March 17, Time tba, Kurds in the Eye of the Storm, a talk by Dr. Sharat G. Lin,  The Kurdish people -- divided among Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran -- have found themselves on the frontlines of the fight against ISIS after still more intense wars had raged around them in all four countries. Emerging out of the eye of the storm are some interesting fissures and pioneering social experiments. Dr. Sharat G. Lin, who has visited all of these countries, is a political economist, expert on labor migration, and has vast experience in the Middle East. He is a research fellow at the San Jose Peace and Justice Center.
Monterey Peace and Justice Center
, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside

Thursday, March 29, 12:10 -1:50 pm,
Great Power Competition in the 21st Century.  Mr. Michael Kofman is a Research Scientist at CNA Corporation and a Fellow at the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington, D.C. His research focuses on security issues in Russia and the former Soviet Union, specializing in defense and military analysis. His current work looks at the sources of Russian behavior and policymaking during the crisis in Ukraine, and evaluates the options the West has for engagement with Russia moving forward. This lecture will be an opportunity to have an introduction to his work and ask questions of this expert. Monterey Institute of International Studies, V499 Videoconference Room, CNS Building 499 Van Buren Street, Monterey.

Thursday, March 29, 6:30 pm,
Healing Justice:  Film Screening & Dialogue with Dr. Shakti Butler, exploring the causes and consequences of the current American justice system and its effect on marginalized communities, addressing the school-to-prison pipeline, the need for comprehensive criminal justice reform, and the importance of healing and restorative practices.  Designed for dialogue, Healing Justice is meant to prompt questions and open conversations, exploring trauma, justice and healing.  Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Irvine Auditorium, 499 Pierce Street, Monterey.  Free Admission
Sponsored by:  CSUMB Health & wellness Services, Office of Inclusive Excellence, Otter Cross Cultural Center, and Service Learning Institute; MIIS Center for Conflict Studies; Whites for Racial equity.  Info:  Gary Rodriguez 582-4437 or grodriguez@csumb.edu

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. 
Wednesday will start a 6-week series by David Cobb who ran as Green party presidential candidate for President of United States on what people want and how to get past the rigged two party system!
Wed 2/14/18 4:00 am David Cobb Politically How to achieve p1
Wed 2/14/18 5:00 pm David Cobb Politically How to achieve p1
Wed 2/14/18 8:00 pm Heidi Feldman and Joyce Tapper plus 4 more: Human Trafficking
Wed 2/14/18 9:00 pm James Lindholm mysteries in the undersea environment
Thu 2/15/18 3:00 pm Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr.  Negotiation, Non-Proliferation
Thu 2/15/18 7:00 am David Cobb Politically How to achieve p1
Thu 2/15/18 1:00 pm Heidi Feldman and Joyce Tapper plus 4 more: Human Trafficking
Thu 2/15/18 2:00 pm James Lindholm mysteries in the undersea environment
Fri 2/16/18 4:00 am Heidi Feldman and Joyce Tapper plus 4 more:  Human Trafficking
Fri 2/16/18 7:00 am James Lindholm mysteries in the undersea environment
Fri 2/16/18 9:30 am Heidi Feldman and Joyce Tapper plus 4 more:   Human Trafficking
Fri 2/16/18 2:00 pm David Cobb Politically How to achieve p1
Fri 2/16/18 5:00 pm Heidi Feldman and Joyce Tapper plus 4 more:  Human Trafficking
Sat 2/17/18 7:00 am Holding Fuel Companies Liable for Damage California p2
Sat 2/17/18 11:00 am David Cobb Politically How to achieve p1
Sat 2/17/18 9:00 pm Holding Fuel Companies Liable for Damage California p2
Sat 2/17/18 7:00 am Holding Fuel Companies Liable for Damage in California p2

Mon 2/19/18 2:00 pm Heidi Feldman and Joyce Tapper plus 4 more:   Human Trafficking
Mon 2/19/18 3:00 pm James Lindholm mysteries of the undersea environment
Mon 2/19/18 4:00 pm Holding Fuel Companies Liable for Damage California p2
Mon 2/19/18 8:00 pm David Cobb Politically how to persuade p2
Tue 2/20/18 7:00 am Holding Fuel Companies for Damage California p2
Tue 2/20/18 1:00 pm James Lindholm mysteries undersea environment}
Wed 2/21/18 4:00 am David Cobb Politically how to persuade p2
Wed 2/21/18 5:00 pm David Cobb Politically how to persuade p2
Thu 2/22/18 3:00 pm Holding Fuel Companies Liable for Damage California p2
Fri 2/23/18 2:00 pm David Cobb Politically how to persuade p2
Sat 2/24/18 7:00 am history policies North South Korea & American dimension p1
Sat 2/24/18 11:00 am David Cobb Politically how to persuade p2
Sat 2/24/18 9:00 pm history policies North South Korea & American dimension p1


Nobel Prize for BDS?
The Palestinian-led movement for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize!  Bjørnar Moxnes, the Norwegian Member of Parliament who formally made the nomination, said:
“Awarding this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to the BDS movement would be a powerful signal, emphasising the international community’s commitment to support a just peace for the Palestinian people... the Israeli people and all people in the Middle East – and the world at large.”
We couldn’t agree more.   ...Jewish  Voice for Peace

Close Guantanamo! Return the Land to Cuba! Stop the Torture!
The United National Anti-War Coalition (UNAC) supports the call for actions around Feb 23, the 115th anniversary of the seizure of the Guantanamo Navy base on Cuban land.  This is generally considered the first U.S. foreign military base.  The call for actions was made at the Baltimore conference against U.S. foreign military bases.
We urge all groups to take action on or around Feb 23 calling for the closing of the base, returning of the land to Cuba and freeing of the political prisoners held there.
UNAC urges all groups to take action around Feb 23 and let the Bases Coalition know by sending an email with details of your action to info@NoForeignBases.org.  You can see a list of the actions here: http://noforeignbases.org/calendar/

Instead of giving $1.5 trillion in tax cuts to the rich, we could have:

- Erased all student debt
- Funded Universal Preschool
-Repaired every road and bridge in the country
-Funded federal disaster relief for 10 years
Info at taxmarch.org

NEW DEFENSE SRATEGY  Please read this important document!

This past summer, former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn and former Russian Foreign Minister Igor S. Ivanov were two of the signers of a letter to presidents Trump and Putin. In it they recommended these four steps:

1) "A new Presidential Joint Declaration by the United States and the Russian Federation declaring that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought."

2) "Increase military-to-military communication through a new NATO-Russia Military Crisis Management Group."

3) Collaborate to secure "nuclear and radiological materials" so that they do not fall into the hands of terrorist groups.

4) Create "informal understandings on cyber dangers related to interference in strategic warning systems . . . to prevent war by mistake."

Click here to email your Representative and Senators to publicly support taking these steps.

The following organizations are partnering on this effort:
RootsAction.org, World Beyond War, United for Peace and Justice, Just Foreign Policy, and The Nation.

Daniel Ellsberg has endorsed this petition campaign.

Please forward this email to everyone you can.
Please share this on
Facebook and Twitter.
Thanks for all you do!
--The World Beyond War team

Open Letter to President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin

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.com and 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 the similar purposes. 
The mission of 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 you to consider the issues and become engaged as a citizen in visualizing the world you want and working and advocating for it.
Email:     montereypeaceandjustice@gmail.com

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!) You may want to volunteer at the Center as volunteers are always needed! . 
Leave a message about willingness to volunteer at 899-7322 or montereypeaceandjustice@gmail

PROGRAM PLANNING for the MONTEREY PEACE AND JUSTICE CENTER :  What programs would you like?  Please contact Judy Karas  jkaras@sonic.net or Catherine Crockett cm_crockett@sbcglobal.net or Joyce Vandevere jvandevere@comcast.net or leave your message at 899-7322 or montereypeaceandjustice@gmail.com.   MPJC works 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, Diversity and Environmental Sustainability.  You may leave messages at
contact 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.  The Peace Calendar evolved in the early 2000’s to facilitate networking among Peace Coalition organizations. 


*Peace Coalition website is at www.peacemonterey.org (        newly re-constructed)
*Monterey Peace & Justice Center website is at

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, social-justice 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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