Weekly Calendar

PEACE CALENDAR
November 12, 2019
Monterey County
The Peace Calendar is brought to you each week by
The Peace Coalition of Monterey County

Quote of the Week:
Sooner or later, we will have to recognise that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans
                                                         -- Evo Morales

SCHEDULED EVENTS:

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


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Please note that the annual Monterey County Gives! fundraising drive for local nonprofits is now in full swing.  Do pick up a copy of the Monterey County Weekly or go on their website to learn about the many community organizations that are asking for your support. Monterey Peace and Justice Center is among them!  Read about MPJC’s big idea for 2020!

The Monterey Peace and Justice Center has a free lending library of books relating to... peace and justice!  You are invited to review our collection and apply for your library card!  Another fine selection from our collection is reviewed below.

Witness in Palestine - a Jewish-American  woman in the occupied territories- by Anna Baltzar

Witness in Palestineis a provocative and insightful look into the occupied territories.  Though written in 2007, the issues examined remain current and challenging today, and offer the reader many insights into a long and continuing struggle.

The author's background gives a particularly relevant insight into the conflict.  The book is well-written and profusely illustrated with photographs, and the accompanying charts give the reader a fresh and appreciated perspective and  clarification.

The author provides an understanding of the solidarity and peacemakers on both sides, whose goal is to end a conflict which has challenged so many for so long. 
     ...Craig Wandke

Our doors are open at the MONTEREY PEACE AND JUSTICE CENTER’S SOCIAL JUSTICE LIBRARY.
  
Please stop by any Wednesday or Saturday (1:00-5:30pm) to set up a free library account and check out our books! 
After signing up you can see our Library online.
Nearly 900 books available.
Our Library includes works on: Foreign Policy, Civil Rights, Labor, Immigration, Economics, Environment, Education, Women's Studies, and more.
, kiafollette@csumb.edu
Editor’s note: The Peace Calendar welcomes reviews of books from the MPJC Library. Let other readers know about what you have read and encourage the circulation of books and knowledge! 
Send reviews to jvandevere@comcast.net.

Miniature Art 
featuring donated art from local artists will be on display on the walls of the Monterey Peace and Justice Center from now until the December 8 Miniature Art Show and Holiday Bazaar when there will be a drawing for the donated art.  Tickets for the drawing are available during the Center’s open hours:  1 – 5:30 pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Come by and take a look.  You do not need to be present during the drawing to win your favorite art piece. 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside. Benefit for the Monterey Peace and Justice Center.

Wednesday November 13, 12:30 pm
The League of Women Voters of Monterey County cordially invites you to attend our Lunch & Learn:  
Do Charter Schools Provide Real Choice?  Dr. PK Diffenbaugh, Superintendent of the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District, will discuss the latest on Charter Schools, their impact on local districts, and how or if they meet the needs of elementary and secondary students.  Do Charter Schools provide a real choice for parents? How is the Charter School the same or different than a private school? What are the pros and cons of Charter Schools? Does it make a difference whether the Charter School was approved by the local district or a different authority such as the County or State? Do Charter Schools have to use the same tests that public schools must use? And many more issues surrounding current issues about Charter Schools and public education. 
Lunch: Noon ($20/person ) Main course, salad, sides, beverages, & dessert by International Cuisine of Pacific Grove.  Please RSVP if you're attending the luncheon portion by Monday, November 11by calling Beverly Kreps at (831)224-3192  or 
bkreps1017@gmail.com . Payment for lunch can be made in cash or check and is payable upon arrival.
Presentation: 12:30pm-1:30pm (free and open to the public) Unitarian Universalist Church
490 Aguajito Road, Carmel. 

Wednesday, November 13, 7:00 – 8:30 pm,
Earth-friendly Households of Monterey Bay. As a follow up to last month's screening of "Before The Flood,  our panelists will host five interactive tables with topics from our engaging "Earth Friendly Households of Monterey Bay" program.  Join Sustainable Pacific Grove in being part of the change and to discover and share knowledge on sustainable practices that can be done right now, right at home. Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History,  This is a free event.  For more info, contact us
at sustainablepg@gmail.com

Thursday, November 14 at 9am, California Coastal Commission Hearing re Cal Am Desal permit
Oceano Hotel and Spa
280 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay
Learn More Stay Updated: http://www.publicwaternow.org
A bus has been chartered to the hearing.  Contact mwchrislock@redshift .com for seats.

Saturday, November 16, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, 
Pioneering Public-Private Solutions for International Security Challengesfeaturing keynote speakerThe Honorable Richard V. SpencerSecretary of the Navy.  A MIIS-NPS Partnership,The Middlebury Institute of International Sudies and the Naval Postgraduate School host a Monterey Security Dialogue: Presented at Naval Postgraduate School, King Hall, 1 University Circle, Monterey.  Free and open to the public.   Registration is required by November 8 for gate access.  For questions, email rsvp@miis.eduor call 831-647-4151.

go.miis.edu/miisnpsdialogue

Sunday, November 17, 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.   Groups who want to join the Coalitionshould contact one of the co-chairs and fill out an application before the meeting:  
Sidney Ramsden Scott 
sramsdenscott@hotmail.com373-6972 (PCMC meets the third Sunday Jan/Mar/May/July/Sept/Nov
Note:  The Peace Coalition has an immediate opening for a co-chair (both co-chair positions are up for election in January).  If you are interested in taking a leadership role in the Peace Coalition of Monterey County or if you would like to nominate someone, please contact Sidney Ramsden Scott (see contact info above).  The chair does not need to be a representative of a member organization, but does need to be solidly for peace in the world and for nonviolent ways of settling international disputes and be willing to learn the style of consensus with which PCMC runs its meetings.

PCMC’s purpose:
To bring Monterey County organizations together to promote non-violent solutions to world crises and to understand the causes and consequences of wars, and to promote long-range policies for a peaceful world.


Sunday, November 17, 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, November 21, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Report from Sacramento: State Senator Bill Monning and Assembly Member Mark Stone Discuss Accomplishments and Upcoming Issues with the DWMC.  Luncheon meeting of the Democratic Women of Monterey County at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1000 Aguajito Rd., 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

Saturday, November 23, 10:00 – 11:30 am,Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom  Steering Committee at Monterey Peace & Justice Center.  Encouraged to attend are Members plus all those interested in learning more about WILPF and its work for peace in the world.  Meeting at 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.  Contact jvandevere@comcast.netor beverlygb@gmail.com.

Saturday, November 23, 2:00 – 4:30 pm, ICEBOXFilm & Discussion.  Discussion topics include: ICE, Detention Centers, & Child Immigration Policies.  Open to the public.  Stop by and witness the current climate of immigrants at our border. Follow the life of a 12-year-old Honduran male on his quest to the United States.  Locally filmed and, in details, explains the judicial system for asylum seekers. Co-sponsors Monterey Peace and Justice Center; Peace Coalition of Monterey County; Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Monterey County Branch.  Event at the Monterey Peace and Justice Center1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.  montereypeaceandjustice@gmail.com   www.peacecentral.org

Tuesday, November 26, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Meeting of Extinction RebellionMonterey County in the basement of Unity Church, 601 Madison Street, Monterey. The entrance door to the basement meeting hall will be open.  Enter on Hermann Drive (to the left on the lower side of the building.)  You may park on the street or in the parking lots of Monterey High School, accessible from the end of Larkin Street.  Ongoing meetings will be on the 2ndand 4th Tuesday of each month at the same location. New Members:  please review the XR Principles & Values before you come.  Anyone who agrees to these may take action in the name of XR. 
https://extinctionrebellion.us/principles?link_id=5&can_id=f4b5fe87b160e56e65c3c54e3c53ea9b&source=email-new-official-meeting-place&email_referrer=email_575514&email_subject=new-official-meeting-place
Vanessa Eve Mekarski, Local Coordinator, Extinction Rebellion Monterey County  SRmontereyCA@protonmail.com

Thursday, December 5, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Democratic Women of Monterey County hosts D4 Supervisor Candidates Forum at a luncheon meeting featuring a forum of the four candidates for District 4 Supervisor.  DWMC President Kate Danielswill moderate. It will take place 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.
Wendy Root Askewis a champion of women, families, and youth in Monterey County. As a top aide to Supervisor Jane Parker, Wendy is deeply involved with serving the needs of every District 4 community, with a focus on economic opportunities for working families, increasing transparency and accountability, improving access to quality healthcare, violence prevention, and protecting our natural resources and economic vitality. 
Wini Chamblisshas served the Monterey Peninsula for 42 years. She was a Trustee of the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Board of Education for 10 years and president for seven years. She championed redistricting efforts that increased minority representation on the Board and helped navigate the school district through the Ft. Ord base closure. She has worked at Hartnell College, managing administrative services, and at the Monterey County Water Resources Agency
Steve McShaneis a third-term Salinas City Councilman, with 20 years of public service. He is currently chair of Policy for Monterey Bay Air Resources District, a member of the California State Van Pool Authority, on the board for the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments and the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary. He is also a founding member of Monterey Bay Community Power and a Board member of Community Health Services
Alex Millerand his partner are raising their three-year-old daughter in Seaside. He works in local schools and is the chair of the Neighborhood Improvement Commission for the City of Seaside. He is attending law school with a projected graduation date of May 2020. His campaign is focusing on holding county government accountable and putting fairness in the forefront so that the residents of Monterey County will feel respected and valued.
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, December 3. 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, 93922

Saturday December 7, 11:00 am – 2 pm, Annual United Nations Association 
Human Rights Day Luncheon at the Elks Lodge#1285, 150 Mar Vista Drive, Monterey.  Join UNA Monterey Bay Chapter and the Baha’i Faith communities of Monterey County as we celebrate human rights at home and abroad, including
* Presentation of the annual Baha’i Human Rights Award to Philip Butler
* Keynote speaker Joshua Cooper, Executive Director of the Hawaii Institute of Human Rights and climate expert:  
Climate Change: a Human Rights crisis? 
* Displays from co-sponsoring organizations that ensure human rights, 
Tickets are $35 per person; $15 for students. Registration info forthcoming; see unausamonterey.wordpress.com.
  If your group or organization would iike to co-sponsor, please email unamontereybay@gmail.com or call 831-275-0781.


Sunday, December 8, 12 noon to 4:00 pm,Miniature Art Show & Holiday Bazaar at the Monterey Peace and Justice Center


ACTION AND INFORMATION 


CODE PINK ON BOLIVIA
(Two days ago) elected Bolivian President Evo Morales, the only indigenous president ever in Latin America, resigned under duress due to a coup d’état orchestrated by a right-wing opposition and the Organization of American States, and supported by the US.*
We don’t know the full role the US played, but USAID has been financing groups opposed to Evo Morales’ social and political movements since 2001 and US senators have been working directly with the opposition. Contact your senators to demand that an investigation be launched into the US’s role in the coup in Bolivia and to ask for a United Nations electoral mission to monitor a future presidential election in the country.
Bolivia has been rocked by violence for the past three weeks, as opposition protests raged under the pretext of alleged election irregularities, but in hindsight, we know it was an attempt to overthrow an elected government. On Sunday, November 10, in response to the protests and impending coup, and in an effort to stem the violence and ensure peace in the country, Morales offered to replace the members of the electoral body and hold new elections. But the gesture was immediately rebuffed by the opposition leaders, who were clearly more interested in imposing an unelected government of their own, in defiance of the will of Bolivian voters.
Contact Congress now to demand that they launch an investigation into the role the US played in the coup in Bolivia and to ask for a United Nations electoral mission to monitor a future presidential election in the country.
During the coup, protestors burned the houses of government ministers and elected officials and trashed Morales’s home. The brother of Victor Borda, the president of Bolivia’s lower house of parliament, was taken hostage — resulting in Borda’s resignation.
The role of the United States cannot be ignored.The State Department has been actively opposing Evo Morales since 2001,when it sought to weaken his political base. This was five years before he was elected president. Since that time, the United States has funded President Morales’ political adversaries,  ... 
Contact Congress now to demand that they launch an investigation into the role the US played in the coup in Bolivia and to ask for a United Nations electoral mission to monitor a future presidential election in the country.
Against coups, 
Jodie, Leonardo, Medea, Michelle, and Teri
P.S. 
Watch and share our video about the situation in Bolivia.You can also listen to weekly episodes of CODEPINK Radio, where our Latin America team discussed Bolivia, Chile and more on Apple Podcasts.
*The Organization of American States was created in 1948 at a US-led summit to increase regional security, commercial cooperation, and serve as a bulwark against the spread of communism in the region.


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HUMAN RIGHTS CONCERNS IN KASHMIR
A website encouraging you to write to your Congressman:
https://a4k.salsalabs.org/11-14-hearing/index.html
Sample Letter:
Dear Congressman Panetta:
I am writing to request that you, Congressman Panetta and/or your team, attend the upcoming Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Hearing on Jammu & Kashmir (commonly known as KASHMIR) on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 2:30pm at 2200 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington D.C.

The events of the past few months in the region beginning on August 5, 2019, which have received significant coverage in the international media and by human rights organizations, have worrying implications for the future of democratic stability within the South Asia region. Given the restrictions on intentional media reporting and independent observers in Kashmir, I hope you can use your role as a congressional representative to stand up for human rights and democracy by attending the hearing and asking questions in order help uncover the realities on the ground.

Thank you for your humanitarian concern for the people in Kashmir. 

Sincerely,
Your Name|
Your address

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/31/world/asia/kashmir-school-children.html

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/11/09/opinion/kashmir-curfew.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/10/world/asia/india-hindutva-pop-narendra-modi.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/29/world/asia/india-kashmir-european.amp.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/09/05/our-children-are-jail-how-india-is-keeping-kashmir-isolated-fear/?outputType=amp

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/09/25/young-boys-tortured-kashmir-clampdown-new-figures-show-13000/

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The Iranian Americans community seeks your assistance.
President Trump has prevented humanitarian trade with Iran, leaving Iranians who have rare or intricate diseases incapable of receiving the medicine and treatment they require.

Please 
contact your senators and congressperson now and ask them to ensure that humanitarian goods — food and medicine — are able to get into Iran.

You may find an in-depth article by a Professor of pharmacology at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences.   U.S. Sanctions Are Killing Cancer Patients in Iran (Please see the entire article after the signature line) Abbas Kebriaeezadeh, August 14, 2019
https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/08/14/u-s-sanctions-are-killing-cancer-patients-in-iran/

Deliberately refusing people's life-saving medications is not only heartless, but it is a breach of international law. For example, Human Rights Watchreports, aside from children and young people, around 100,000 Iranians have been exposed to chemical weapons that Saddam Hussein had obtained with the aid of the U.S. government. Most victims that are most enduring critically from the sanctions are patients with leukemia, epidermolysis bullosa, epilepsy, and chronic eye injuries from exposure to chemical weapons.

Would you please 
contact your senators and congressperson now and ask them to ensure that humanitarian goods — food and medicine — are able to get into Iran.
Thank you.
Akbar
Akbar Montaser, Professor Emeritus
The George Washington University, Washington, DC

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BIG NEWS.... Cal Am buyout is feasible!

The long awaited results of the Measure J feasibility study are in. Consultants say the buyout is feasible and likely to lower water bills.  The Monterey Herald reported on November 6, According to a preliminary valuation and cost of service analysis conducted by Raftelis Financial Consultants Inc. as part of a feasibility study, a public acquisition of the local water system would likely result in “significant annual reductions in revenue requirements and projected monthly water bills.”
Tonight (Tuesday) the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District Board of Directors is holding a public meeting to explain why. It will include an overview of the feasibility study process and a presentation of the findings. Public comment will be received.

The Coastal Commission staff report recommended denial of Cal Am’s desal project. That’s great news! It was a huge blow to Cal Am. 

But then Cal Am went straight to the California Public Utilities Commission and got them to weigh in with the Coastal Commission on Cal Am’s behalf to delay the vote

Clearly Cal Am did not have the votes to win approval of its desal project. The hearing is still on for November 14th and is more important than ever, but there will be no final vote to approve or deny the project until March.

Cal Am will use the next 4 four months to threaten and discredit the Pure Water Monterey Expansion, the MPWMD Supply and Demand report and who knows what else.

We have a corporation, interested only in its profits, using every trick in the book to block the cost effective solution to our water shortage, the Pure Water Monterey Expansion. 

Cal Am’s desal project would cost us $1.2 billion dollars on our water bills over the next 30 years and would make Cal Am$120 million in PROFIT.
We will fight back. 
Melodie Chrislock, PWN Director

SIGN THE PETITION ONLINE– Last Chance!
http://chng.it/wNwVrTzj  
Tell the Coastal Commission – NO Cal Am Desal
Signing this will send a powerful message
to the Coastal commission in support of their staff’s recommendation to DENY Cal Am’s desal permit. SHARE THE  PETITION with everyone you know. There’s plenty of education there for friends who need to know more about this issue before signing.  DON’T chip in money after you sign the petition.It won’t go to Public Water Now, it goes to 
change.org
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Take the bus with us. PWN has chartered a bus.
There was still room the last I heard! Check it out!
Contact Melodie at 
mwchrislock@redshift.comto reserve a seat.
BIG NEWS.... Cal Am buyout is feasible!

The long awaited results of the Measure J feasibility study are in. Consultants say the buyout is feasible and likely to lower water bills.  The Monterey Herald reported on November 6, According to a preliminary valuation and cost of service analysis conducted by Raftelis Financial Consultants Inc. as part of a feasibility study, a public acquisition of the local water system would likely result in “significant annual reductions in revenue requirements and projected monthly water bills.”
Tonight (Tuesday) the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District Board of Directors is holding a public meeting to explain why. It will include an overview of the feasibility study process and a presentation of the findings. Public comment will be received.

The Coastal Commission staff report recommended denial of Cal Am’s desal project. That’s great news! It was a huge blow to Cal Am. 

But then Cal Am went straight to the California Public Utilities Commission and got them to weigh in with the Coastal Commission on Cal Am’s behalf to delay the vote

Clearly Cal Am did not have the votes to win approval of its desal project. The hearing is still on for November 14th and is more important than ever, but there will be no final vote to approve or deny the project until March.

Cal Am will use the next 4 four months to threaten and discredit the Pure Water Monterey Expansion, the MPWMD Supply and Demand report and who knows what else.

We have a corporation, interested only in its profits, using every trick in the book to block the cost effective solution to our water shortage, the Pure Water Monterey Expansion. 

Cal Am’s desal project would cost us $1.2 billion dollars on our water bills over the next 30 years and would make Cal Am$120 million in PROFIT.
We will fight back. 
Melodie Chrislock, PWN Director

SIGN THE PETITION ONLINE– Last Chance!
http://chng.it/wNwVrTzj  
Tell the Coastal Commission – NO Cal Am Desal
Signing this will send a powerful message
to the Coastal commission in support of their staff’s recommendation to DENY Cal Am’s desal permit. SHARE THE  PETITION with everyone you know. There’s plenty of education there for friends who need to know more about this issue before signing.  DON’T chip in money after you sign the petition.It won’t go to Public Water Now, it goes to 
change.org
_____________________________________
Take the bus with us. PWN has chartered a bus.
There was still room the last I heard! Check it out!
Contact Melodie at 
mwchrislock@redshift.comto reserve a seat|

California Coastal Commission Hearing

Thursday, November 14 at 9am

Oceano Hotel and Spa

280 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay
Learn More Stay Updated: http://www.publicwaternow.org





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The Peace Coalition of Monterey Countyis a coalition of 12 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 one of the co-chairs,  
Sidney Ramsden Scott 
sramsdenscott@hotmail.com
PCMC’s Peace Calendar evolved in the early 2000’s to facilitate networking among Peace Coalition organizations. The Peace Calendar is designed to be a part of that networking.   
The Peace Calendar may to be viewed at the Monterey Peace and Justice Center website  (peace central) or the Peace Coalition website (peace Monterey).
ABOUT the Monterey Peace & Justice Center (MPJC):
MPJC has a Volunteer Coordinator:
Lindsay Wendland
<mpjcvolunteers@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 Peace Coalition member organizations and by other allied 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. 
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-chair, Sidney Ramsden Scott<sramsdenscott@hotmail or Tom Leetlee7621gptc@gmail.com.
(Sidney is away until mid-August) or to out-going co-chair 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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Across our nation, the statistics are terrifying:

  Young people in the United States are 50 times more likelyto die by gun violence than their counterparts in other economically developed nations.

  2017 saw almost 40,000 liveslost to gun violence, including 2,500 schoolchildren. It was the highest total in 40 years.

  The racial divide persists, making a young black male 20 timesmore likely to be murdered by gun violence than a white peer.