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posted Apr 17, 2016, 7:08 PM by David Swanson   [ updated Apr 18, 2016, 8:01 AM ]

Spring Peace & Justice Calendar

posted Mar 14, 2016, 5:49 PM by Evan Knappenberger

Spring Peace & Justice Stuff:

This week, as part of the Virginia Festival of the Book, three interesting peace and justice events:  First, Virginia Organizing is hosting a talk about Building Power, Changing Lives: The Story of Virginia Organizing by Ruth Berta and Amanda Leonard Pohl,Weds. March 16th at 2pm in the central library downtown. Second, on Saturday, March 19th from 12-1:30 pm, Marjorie Cohn will discuss her book Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues at the Charlottesville City Council chambers.  Discussion will be hosted by CCPJ's own Bill Anderson. Then, from 8-9:30 pm, Bryan Stevenson will be discussing his book, Just Mercy about his experience as a social justice lawyer, at the 215 E. Main Street.

Marjorie Cohn will also be speaking about her book at Friends Meeting House (1104 Forest St) at 6:30pm on Sunday, March 20th.

Students for Peace & Justice in Palestine is hosting "Israeli Apartheid Days" at UVA, March 21: Palestinian Bazaar - Proceeds go to The Palestinian Children's Relief Fund | South Lawn, 11AM - 2 pm.;  March 22:Dinner & A Workshop with Ramah Kudaimi | Wilson 301, 6-8 pm.; March 23: Film Screening of "The Time That Remains" OpenGrounds on the Corner, 8 pm.; March 24: Remi Kanazi, Palestinian Poet and Writer, Nau 101, 7 pm. For more info, contact the group here.

Rally for carbon reduction with, Sierra club, and the EcoVillage, Saturday, April 2nd, 1pm at the Free Speech Wall. For more info, visit the Facebook page here.

Wild Virginia is hosting a film festival with several great films, April 5th, 6:30pm at the Violet Crown Cinemas downtown.  For a full listing of films and to buy tickets,click here.

Attachment theory councilor Chris Walker is hosting a day workshop called "Compassionate Parenting" that will address issues of parenting with the latest scientific information. April 9th.  For more info, click here.

The next CCPJ monthly meeting will be Sunday, April 10th, 4pm at Friends Meeting House, 1104 Forest St. For more info, contact Virginia.

Virginia Organizing is hosting author Barbara Kingsolver for their annual benefit, April 22nd, 7 pm at the Paramount Theater.  Joint the woman who penned bestsellers like Poisonwood Bible to raise money for a great organization.  For more info, contact Harold.

April 23rd, CCPJ will be marching in the annual Charlottesville Dogwood Parade!  Join us with progressive, peace or justice themed signs.  This is a great community event that brings lots of visibility!  Parade starts between 10:30 and 10:50, TBD.  For more info, contact Virginia.

May 14th is the annual Batesville parade.  This quaint little town is always a blast to walk through!  Join several CCPJ folks as we bring the message of peace to Batesville!  Steps off at 11.  Contact Virginia.

Casa Alma (911 Nassau St.) hosts a regular work party and gatherings on Sundays.  May 1st, 1-4 pm is their annual community celebration!  For more info, contact Laura.

The Charlottesville chapter of Pax Christi meets each month at Church of the Incarnation.  For more info, email John Clem.

Weekly Actions and Help Wanted

No Pipeline protest at Dominion Energy office, Hydraulic road across from Whole Foods, every1st and 3rd Weds. from 1130-1230.  Contact Kirk for more info.

Thursday Peace Witness in front of the Federal Courthouse at Main and Ridge streets, Thursday, from 5-6pm.  Bring signs and voices!  For more info, contact Tony.

Supporters of Planned Parenthood are holding a weekly rally, Fridays at noon, at the location on Hydraulic Road.  For more info contact Jennifer Lewis.

"Fridays Before Five" -- hang out with the Let's Grow Now network and Doug Owens at the Ix Art Park and enjoy badminton, wine and conversation, as the project to help vocational crisis rehab gets going!  Fridays, starting at 4pm.  For more info, contact Doug.

Vets for Peace Charlottesville chapter is looking for leadership.  Open to veterans and veteran-allies. For more info, email Evan.

The Unitarian congregation in Waynesboro is in the process of hiring a religious education coordinator.  For more info contact the committee there.

Two Upcoming Events on Drones in Charlottesville

posted Mar 14, 2016, 5:59 AM by David Swanson

Marjorie Cohn will discuss her thought-provoking book, Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues, about the use and impact of drone warfare in today’s world.

”This book provides much-needed analysis of why America’s targeted killing program is illegal, immoral and unwise.” —Archbishop Desmond Tutu


Sat. March 19, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, City Council Chambers, 605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Hosted by: Amnesty International-Charlottesville

Sunday, March 20, 6:30 pm, Friends Meeting House, 1104 Forest St, Charlottesville, VA 22903,

Marjorie Cohn is a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law (San Diego, Calif.) and former president of the National Lawyers Guild. A legal scholar, political analyst and social critic, she writes books and articles, makes media appearances and lectures throughout the world on human rights and U.S. foreign policy and the contradiction between the two.

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