Weekly Calendar

October 17, 2017
Monterey County

Quote of the Week:
The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.
                              -- Winston Churchill



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Tuesdays and Thursdays through November 16, 6:30 – 8:30 pm,  Fall 2017 English as a Second Language (ESL) classes will continue at MPJC.  No advance registration is required.  Walk-ins are welcome.  The free classes are taught by MIIS students pursuing their MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language (TESOL).  Classes are held at the Monterey Peace & Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA.  For more information, contact Catherine at (831) 394-1915.

Wednesdays through December 6 (with a break on the 22nd for the Thanksgiving week) 6:00 – 7:00 pm.  Monterey County Free Library System (MCFL) Free, drop-in  ESL conversation program.  We welcome any participants who would like to practice English in a safe and friendly environment.
Seaside Library Homework Center
Contact:  Susanne Crichton <susannemcrichton@gmail.com>

Wednesday, October 18, League of Women Voters of Monterey County: Lunch & Learn Meeting with paid lunch at Noon and free presentation at 12:30 pm.  Congressman Jimmy Panetta: One Year Update.  While bringing us up to date on progress and challenges in the House, Panetta will touch on topics of concern to our League, such as: climate change, redistricting, the budget, healthcare, and other issues. A question and answer session will follow his talk, so here's your chance to speak to power!  Unitarian Universalist Church, 490 Aguajito Road, Carmel 
Reservations a must for lunch @ $17 to be paid at door (cash or check).  Noon Lunch provided by The Valley Grille. Contact Lorita Fisher
glfisher@redshift.com or 375-8301 for reservations.  Presentation at 12:30 is free and open to the public and requires no reservation.

Thursday, October 19, 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 the MBCLC office, 931 E Market St., Salinas
Lucia Calderon 408-728-5661  

Friday, October 20, 11:30  am – 1:30 pm,
Congressman Jimmy Panetta will brief the community on National Legislation and Issues, keynoting the Democratic Women of Monterey County Luncheon.  Hilton Garden Inn, 1000 Aguajito road, Monterey.  Tickets are $30 for DSMC members and $35 for non-members.  The public is welcome to attend.  Luncheon reservations are available online t www.dw-mc.org, or by checks to DWMC, P.O. Box 223003, Carmel, CA 93922.  For information 831-200-DWMC.   Luncheon reservations must be received by Wednesday, October 18.
Friday, October 20, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Art Opening Reception for MESSAGEBOARD:  The Youth Arts Collective of Monterey has a message for you. In fact, they have about 30 messages for you. In an eclectic body of work presented by the Monterey Peace & Justice Center in Seaside, the young artists of YAC want you to see what they stand for.
YAC's mission is "to inspire creativity, kindness, and confidence in our youth through artistic expression and mutual respect." In short, do art. Be Kind. Come see what else these new voices have to say. The public is invited to this free event, donations to the Center welcomed. Refreshments will be served.
YAC is a nonprofit, after school art studio and mentorship program for high school and college artists - brilliant and struggling, confident and fringe, multi-ethnic, multi-tempered, and over 40% financially challenged. They learn art, job, and life skills, and gain a healthy dose of self-esteem and gratitude along the way. YACsters learn to believe in themselves, take creative risk, and give back.
It will be in the Art Gallery of the Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.
 Questions about the MPJC Art Gallery:  montereyhelen@gmail.com
 Questions about YAC: 
mperry@yacstudios.org or mbiddle@yacstudios.org
          website:  https://yacstudios.org/

Saturday, October 21, 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Saturdays through November 11,  Spanish-English Conversation Circle / Grupo de Conversación en Inglés y Español, Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.  Info:  915-7257.

Tuesday, October 24, UN DAY – Celebrating global Goals & Local Leaders.  Informal reception from 6:00 – 6:30 pm; program 6:30 to 7:30 pm.  Monterey Public Library Community Room, 625 Pacific Street, Monterey. (Note location change from the Marina Library). 

Every year UN Day commemorates the signing of the UN Charter in San Francisco in 1945. Our UNA Monterey Bay Chapter UN Day event will focus on global efforts to create a world that meets the shared needs of humanity via the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Join us for video clips, and a short live stream of the UN Day commemoration in San Francisco, acknowledgment of local leaders who are working on the Global Goals, and a United Nations 72nd birthday cake! This is a free event, open to the public.
unamontereybay.org or call 831-275-0781 for more information.

Tuesday, October 24, 6:00 – 7:30 pm,
Saving the world is simple, right?  The novel integration of science, social enterprise and pro-ocean policies to save coral reefs, Christopher LaFranchi, Founder and CEO, OneReef.  MIIS McGowan Building, Room 102, 411 Pacific Street, Monterey.  The Fall 2017 Ocean and Coastal Resource Management Speaker Series.  http://centerfortheblueeconomy.org/speaker-series

Wednesday, October 25, 6:00 pm, Monterey Justice Project presents a screening of 2014 Academy Award- nominated short documentary, Prison Terminal.  The film highlights the final days of Jack Hall, an Iowa man serving a life sentence for murder and role of hospice units in prison.  The Films’ Director, Edgar Barnes, will be with us to answer questions in a community discussion following the screening.  Free and open to everyone.  Free pizza and drinks!  Co-sponsored by the Otter Student Union.  University Center Living Room, CSUMB.

Thursday, October 26, 5:00 – 7:00 pm,  Vladimir Pozner:  How U.S. Policy contributed to the rise of Vladimir Putin.  Mr. Pozner is a veteran journalist, bestselling author and documentary filmmaker.  He is the host of the top-rated weekly current affairs program on Channel One,  Russia’s largest television network.  He is a regular commentator on Russia and the history of the Cold War in Western media. Open to the Public.  McCone Irvine Auditorium at MIIS in Monterey on Pierce at Jefferson.  Contact:  Noah Mayhew.

Thursday, October 26, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Advancing Peace:  A Community Forum on Gun VIolence - Panel Discussion and Film.
Monterey Peace and Justice Center will host a community forum featuring three panelists from anti-violence organizations, each with different backgrounds, views and experiences on gun violence.  The panelists will present the best practices that have been shown to effectively reduce violence in their communities.  Concerned citizens and representatives from community groups are invited to join the conversation on this complex issue.  A short documentary on Richmond, California’s Operation Peacemaker Fellowship, featuring the work of DeVone Boggan, will be screened. MPJC is at 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.
The Panelists:
DeVone Boggan, former director of Richmond CA city department's Office of Neighborhood Safety (ONS). In an effort to reduce Richmond's gun violence, Boggan and his team launched the Operation Peacemaker Fellowship in 2007. Boggan's team identified a group of about 20 offenders who were responsible for 70% of the firearm activity. Over a six-year period of Fellowship (2010-2015) compared to 6 years prior to Fellowship (2004-2009), Richmond experienced a 50% reduction in firearm related homicides and a 56% reduction in firearm assaults. Between 2007 when the ONS was launched and 2015 the city of Richmond experienced a 75% reduction in “gang” related firearm homicides and a 69% reduction in firearm assaults.  These reductions represent a 4-decade low of gun violence in Richmond.
Shari Hastey, Executive Director of Seaside’s Community Partnership for Youth (CPY), and a member of the Community Alliance for Safety and Peace (CASP) – serving on both the Executive Planning and the Prevention and Strategic Planning Committees.   CPY is an early prevention program that provides vulnerable children and youth with positive alternatives to gangs, drugs, and violence.  The program promotes the “whole child” with mentoring, after school tutoring, family strengthening, and leadership skills training, in a safe, structured environment that encourages healthy boundaries, positive self-esteem and the ability to make good choices for a full and successful life.
Jaquoby Tyler, Community Partnership for Youth (CPY), Site Coordinator at Ord Terrace Elementary School in Seaside.  Overcoming adversity as a troubled youth, Tyler changed the trajectory of his own life through the structure and support offered by the CPY program.  He currently provides youth with mentoring, tutoring, and conflict resolution at Ord Terrace Elementary School while pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business.
The public is invited.  Suggested donation $5. No one turned away for lack of funds.
This event is the final presentation in MPJC’s 2017 series on Gun Violence.

Friday, October 27, Note change in date!  4:00 – 6:00 pm, Black Lives Have Always Mattered, A collection of essays, poems, and personal narratives edited by Abiondun Oyewole, extends beyond the Black Lives Matter movement’s primary agenda of police brutality, to acknowledge that even when affronted with slavery, segregation and Jim Crow, racial injustice and inequality, black lives have always mattered.  While written primarily by African American poets, writers, activists and scholars, selections are also taken from people of the Latino and African diasporas and white activists.
CSUMB at Ryan Ranch, 8 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey.
Sponsored by Whites for Racial Equity.

Saturday, October 28, 10:00 – 11:30 am, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. at Monterey Peace & Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.

Saturday, October 28, 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Saturdays through November 11,  Spanish-English Conversation Circle / Grupo de Conversación en Inglés y Español, Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.  Info:  915-7257.

Saturday, October 28, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, A screening of Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives:  The Environmental Footprint of War, By Alice & Lincoln Day, followed by discussion. Sponsored by the Monterey Peace and Justice Center, the film comes to us from World Beyond War  wbw.org.
Public is welcome to this free showing, but donations to the Center are always welcome ($5 suggested donation). Monterey Peace & Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside

Tuesday, October 31, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, The Role of the Emerging New Plastics Economy:  Addressing the Global Ocean Plastics Crisis,  Ms. Daniella Russo, Founder and CEO of Think Beyond Plastics & Adjunct Professor, International Environmental Policy Studies program, MIIS. MIIS McGowan Building, Room 102, 411 Pacific Street, Monterey.  The Fall 2017 Ocean and Coastal Resource Management Speaker Series.  http://centerfortheblueeconomy.org/speaker-series

Wednesday, November 1, 4:00 – 4:30 pm, David Henderson:  An Economist Looks at Foreign Policy.  Can we use economics to understand and predict the effects of foreign policy?  Dr. Henderson is a Professor of Economics at the Naval Postgraduate School and a Research Fellow with Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, has written many articles.  Admission for the general public is $10 (free for MIIS faculty, students and staff with current school ID).  McCone Irvine Auditorium, MIIS, Pierce Street near Jefferson, Monterey.  Contact: jweiner@csumb.edu

Thursday, November 2, 6:00 – 7:30 pm,  Heating Up:  Reports from the Front Lines of the Climate Fight with Bill McKibben, author, educator, environmentalist, founder and Executive Director 350.org.  Irvine Auditorium (in the McCone Bldg. Middlebury Institute of International Studies, 499 Pierce Street, Monterey.  Parking is available in any Middlebury Institute campus lot after 5pm or on the street after 6pm.
Contact Rachel Christopherson at the Center for the Blue Economy at cbe@miis.edu or 831-647-6615 x1.

Note date:
Friday, November 3, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, The movie:  LOVING based on the 1967 Supreme Court decision that invalidated state laws prohibiting inter-racial marriage.  After the film, Ann and Fred Jealous will share their personal story of interracial relationships and marriage, one year before the Supreme Court decision. Ann Jealous is the author of Combined Destinies: Whites Sharing Grief About Racism, board member of the Village Project, a retired psychotherapist, a life member of the NAACP, and a local activist. Her interracial marriage with Fred Jealous, a teacher and community activist, caused some of the significant members of Fred's family to disown him. Fred is founder of Breakthrough Men’s Community – an education program for men to overcome suppression, self-medication and violence. MIIS, McCone Irvine Auditorium, Monterey.  Note changed venueThis event is open to the public. For more information contact Pushpa Iyer at ccs@miis.edu

Annual Festival!
Friday and Saturday November 3 and 4 at 7:00 pm.  18th Annual International Documentary Film Festival, presented by the Monterey Bay Chapter of the United Nations Association.  Eight outstanding recent films, including several Oscar-nominated, will be screened at the World Theatre at California State University, Monterey Bay. The films reflect issues of war and peace, the environment, immigration and education, refugees and more from many countries and cultures, including here at home, in Salinas California. Together, they express our shared humanity. Tickets are $10 for each night at the door. Students with a school ID are admitted free. Parking is $4. For more information, see www.unamontereybay.org or call 831-275-0781; email unamontereybay@gmail.com

Saturday, November 4, 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.

Saturday, November 4, 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Saturdays through November 11,  Spanish-English Conversation Circle / Grupo de Conversación en Inglés y Español, Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.  Info:  915-7257.

Saturday, November 4, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, ACLU Ralph B. Atkinson Celebration of Civil Liberties.  Please join us in honoring this year’s award recipient, Hebard Olsen, for strengthening our first amendment rights by giving voice, through media access, to the diverse communities of Monterey county.
Featured speaker:  Alan Schlosser, Senior Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California. Alan will speak about our First Amendment Rights. The event will be at the Unitarian Universalist Church 490 Aguajito Rd. (off Hwy. 1, Carmel). There will be a reception from 2 to 2:30 pm where refreshments will be served. Admission is free although donations in honor of Hebard will gladly be accepted. RSVP is requested. Email or call Patti Fashing pfashing@gmail.com  or 831-776-1514.

Tuesday, November 7, members of the Monterey area chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby https://citizensclimatelobby.org/about-ccl/ will be presenting at the Monterey City Council Meeting on the subject of putting a price on carbon emissions. They seek a supporting resolution from the City Council. Such resolutions demonstrate political will to reduce carbon emissions and encourage development of green energy alternatives. Dozens of local government entities have passed such resolutions and each one adds to growing legislative awareness and priority.
The meeting is a great opportunity for you to add your support through your presence and comments. Whether or not you are able to attend, you may also comment by sending an email. Contact information can be found at https://monterey.org/City-Hall/City-Council.
Thanks for  your consideration of this request.  Denyse
P.S. Communities for Sustainable Monterey County (CSMC) signed a resolution in July of 2016 in support of  CCL's work with the Bi-partizan Climate Solutions Caucus.  To date a total to 58 members of the House of Representatives, 29Rs and 29Ds have joined together to bring about legislation to opt a price on carbon.  This is remarkable achievement, given the current atmosphere in Congress
Wednesday, November 8, 10:00 – 11:30 am, Friends of Homeless Women meeting.  Jack Murphy will tell us what is happening on Lapis Road near Marina.  The county is developing plans for the RV’s, cars and tents.  But what is really happening to the folks on Lapis road?  St. Mary’s Church, Pacific Grove.   wildini@aol.com
Fund for Homeless Women, PO Box 2352, Monterey, CA 93942.

Thursday, November 9, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, 
Peace Corps Story Jam.  Come one, come all to our annual Peace Corps Story Jam! It is an event that never disappoints.  It will make you laugh, it will make you cry...  Monterey Hostel is assisting MIIS Student Services in hosting. There will be food and drink and a great night of storytelling.  At the Monterey Hostel
on Hawthorn.  Free parking behind the hostel, entrance to parking on Irving.

November 10 – 12.  School of Americas Watch (SOA), 2nd Border Encuentro in Tucson and Ambos Nogales.  In preparation, SOA invites you to a webinar, Indigenous Sovereignty and Solidarity Beyond Borders:  Protecting Land and Communities on Monday, October 16 at 7:00 pm.
Register here     For more information:  www.soaw.org/border

Friday, November 10, 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. 

Saturday, November 11, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon,
Power & Privilege:  Existing While White.  Join Families of Color Monterey County for a community discussion intended to explicitly educate white folx. We encourage local activists, nonprofits, social change organizations, educators, caregivers, families, etc. to attend. Please bring your kids. This is a family-friendly affair. We encourage families, if they are able, to bring something to share potluck-style.  Caledonia Park - 141 Caledonia Ave. Pacific Grove.  RSVP
Topics will include:
         *Leveraging your privilege.
         *White supremacy and your complicity in it.
There will be additional topics for organzations.
Donations are encouraged to be made by all attendees, to FoCMC, in support of our scholarship program (getting all kids access to quality bikes and helmets regardless of ability to pay). More info on our Kittie Knox Community Programs (bikes) can be found on here.
See FoCMC's
Partnering Prerequisites for additional info and resources.

Saturday, November 11, 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Saturdays through November 11,  Spanish-English Conversation Circle / Grupo de Conversación en Inglés y Español, Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.  Info:  915-7257.

November 12, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
, A BOLD PEACE, In a country with no military, another way to live beckons to the world:  Costa Rica’s path of demilitarization.  The award-winning film will be screened at the Monterey Public Library, Pacific & Jefferson in Monterey.  Discussion will follow the screening. The program is sponsored by Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and the Monterey Peace and Justice Center (MPJC).  It is not sponsored by the Monterey Library and does not necessarily express their views or those of the City of Monterey.  The event is free and open to the public.  Info:  915-7257 or montereypeaceandjustice@gmail.com. 

LOCAL PROGRAMS TAPED BY HEBARD OLSEN:  These are being broadcast on Amp (Access Monterey Peninsula TV) Channel 24 on the cable.  For additional information look at the station’s program on the web.  https://sites.google.com/site/ampmediacenter/home/channel-schedules
Wed 10/18/17 4:00 am  P1 Tom Moore, Marina Coast Water District: CalAm effect on MC
Wed 10/18/17 5:00 P1 Tom Moore, Marina Coast Water District: CalAm effect on MC
Wed 10/18/17 8:00 pm  Cal Am Forum about Commercial vs Residential Water Cost
Wed 10/18/17 9:00 pm  7-21-16 Carmel Bach Festival Community Concert
Thu 10/19/17 7:00 am  P1 Tom Moore, Marina Coast Water District: CalAm effect on MC
Thu 10/19/17 1:00 pm  Cal Am Forum about Commercial vs Residential Water Cost
Thu 10/19/17 2:00 pm  7-21-16  Carmel Bach Festival Community Concert
Thu 10/19/17 3:00 pm  Dr. Pablo A. Davando Learning about Bipolar Disorder P2
Fri 10/20/17 4:00 am  Cal Am Forum about Commercial vs Residential Water Cost
Fri 10/20/17 7:00 am  7-21-16  Carmel Bach Festival Community Concert
Fri 10/20/17 9:30 am  Cal Am Forum about Commercial vs Residential Water Cost
Fri 10/20/17 2:00 pm  Tom Moore, Marina Coast Water District: CalAm effect on MC
Fri 10/20/17 5:00 pm  Cal Am Forum about Commercial vs Residential Water Cost
Sat 10/21/17 7:00 am  David Cobb:  Move to Amend
Sat 10/21/17 11:00 am  Tom Moore, Marina Coast Water District: CalAm effect on MC
Sat 10/21/17 9:00 pm  David Cobb Move to Amend
Mon 10/23/17 2:00 pm  Cal Am Forum about Commercial vs Residential Water Cost
Mon 10/23/17 3:00 pm  7-21-16 Carmel Bach Festival Community Concert
Mon 10/23/17 4:00 pm  Rudy Rosalas and Anthropologist Discuss Native American Rights
Mon 10/23/17 8:00   Slant Wells: Fact or Fiction Pt 2
Tue 10/24/17 7:00 am  Rudy Rosalas and Anthropologist Discuss Native American Rights
Tue 10/24/17 1:00 pm  Carmel Bach Festival Community Concert
Wed 10/25/17 4:00 am  Slant Wells: Fact or Fiction Pt 2
Wed 10/25/17 5:00 pm  Slant Wells: Fact or Fiction Pt 2
Wed 10/25/17 8:00 pm  Sharat Lin:  The North Korea You've Never Seen 1
Wed 10/25/17 9:00 pm  Discussion before Walk of Remembrance PG Chinese Village
Thu 10/26/17 7:00 am  Slant Wells: Fact or Fiction Pt 2
Thu 10/26/17 1:00 pm  Sharat Lin:  The North Korea You've Never Seen 1
Thu 10/26/17 2:00 pm  Discussion before Walk of Remembrance PG Chinese Village
Thu 10/26/17 3:00 pm  Rudy Rosalas and Anthropologist Discuss Native American Rights
Fri 10/27/17 4:00 am  Sharat Lin:  The North Korea You've Never Seen 1
Fri 10/27/17 7:00 am  Discussion before Walk of Remembrance P G Chinese Village
Fri 10/27/17 9:30 am  Sharat Lin:  The North Korea You've Never Seen 1
Fri 10/27/17 2:00 pm  00:59:45 (00:59:31)  Slant Wells:  Fact or Fiction Pt 2
Fri 10/27/17 5:00 pm  Sharat Lin:  The North Korea You've Never Seen 1
Sat 10/28/17 7:00 am  Rudy Rosalas and Anthropologist Discuss Native American Rights
Sat 10/28/17 11:00 am  Slant Wells: Fact or Fiction Pt 2
Sat 10/28/17 9:00
pm  Rudy Rosalas and Anthropologist Discuss Native American Rights
Mon 10/30/17 2:00 pm  Sharat Lin:  The North Korea You've Never Seen 1
Mon 10/30/17 3:00 pm           Discussion before Walk of Remembrance PG Chinese Village


California Governor Jerry Brown signed the California DISCLOSE Act into law on Saturday, which is a historic victory in the fight against big money in politics.  ... FCL
He also signed a raft of criminal justice reform bills, among them two sentencing reform bills co-sponsored by Friends Committee on Legislation of California.  SB180 repeals the 3-year sentence enhancement for nonviolent drug convictions that are added to any new conviction.  SB 620 restores judicial discretion regarding the imposition of firearm sentencing enhancements.

Who Is Listening to Public Water Now?

Ken Burns’ powerful anti-war film on Vietnam ignores the powerof the anti-war movement

Does the Western Left Have an African Problem?
Devyn Springer, Truthout:  Most Western leftists who espouse anti-imperialist, antiwar, anti-colonial politics agree that there can be no hierarchies of oppression. Unfortunately, that rhetoric does not hold up when it comes to African countries, their revolutionaries and their self-determination struggles. In fact, African countries and their politics are almost never discussed in Western leftist circles except to make points about imperialism or China. How can we change the conversation?
Read the Article 

Anti-Racist Organizer Training Program
Whites for Racial Equity are excited to announce that Catalyst Project will be hosting the Anne Braden Anti-Racist Organizer Training Program for white social justice activists starting in February 2018! The Braden Program develops white anti-racist leaders as part of an overall multiracial movement-building strategy.

Applications are now open for this 4-month program, which includes 3 intensive 4-day workshops in San Francisco, one-on-one mentorship, readings and grassroots fundraising. If you've been thinking about applying, 
apply now!  Applications are due October 1st and space is limited. More Information on the WRE website.

831 Community Involvement Calendar
Several organizations are collaborating to develop a Monterey County calendar of progressive actions, events, and meetings.
For questions email Anita Crawley at 831communityinvolvementcalenda@gmail.com .

Another URL that gets you to the calendar is:

If you are part of an organization planning community events, be sure to enter them in the Community Involvement Calendar so as to make it a useful tool for all of us.
For questions about how to do it, email Anita Crawley at
831communityinvolvementcalenda@gmail.com .

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.  The most recent outpouring of generosity came through the Bonanza Estate Sale at the former home of Nancy McClintock which benefited MPJC:  about $5000 and counting!  Many thanks to Stefani Mistretta and Gary Karnes who spearheaded that effort and to the many volunteers who made it possible.  Thanks to Nancy and her son, Chris McClintock, who generously agreed to the sale. (Nancy is living in Reno with her son.)   If you wish to support MPJC’s on-going educational and advocacy effort, donate to the Monterey Peace and Justice Center by writing a check to MPJC and mailing it to MPJC, P.O. Box 1823, Seaside, CA 93955.  You can also donate online at https://peacecentral.org/
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.
Email:     montereypeaceandjustice@gmail.com

The Monterey Peace & Justice Center is
a non-profit, public benefit corporation, a 501c3 entity.
 All donations are tax-deductible.  It is a community-supported facility supported by people like you who want programs such as are listed here.  It is a member of the Peace Coalition of Monterey County and of the Civil Rights Coalition for Jail Reform.

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.

is the Curator of the Monterey Peace and Justice Center 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 montereyhelen@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.  The Peace Calendar evolved in the early 2000’s to facilitate networking among Peace Coalition organizations. 


*Peace Coalition website is at www.peacemonterey.org (under construction)
*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 changes, deletions, and notification of 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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