Weekly Calendar

July 10, 2018
Monterey County
The Peace Calendar is brought to you each week by
The Peace Coalition of Monterey County

Quote of the Week:
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. 
                                      -- John Quincy Adams



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MPJC Art Gallery. Continue The Work: The Photography of Bob Fitch.  The exhibit runs through the most of July.  Bob Fitch spent a lifetime photographing various local, national, and international peace and social justice movements, capturing images of iconic figures such as Cesar Chavez, Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, and Dorothy Day, as well as everyday people struggling for justice. His compelling photos, from the personal collection of Karen Shaffer, tell the stories of their struggles. Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.
Soon to be hung:  A display of maps of the world.

Thursday, July 12, 9:00 am – 12:00 Noon
. Human Trafficking Day of Action--Volunteers are being sought to assist the local D.A.'s office with checking on local businesses and their compliance/non-compliance with the poster requirements of new state law regarding human trafficking reporting.  People are asked to preregister by Tuesday July 10thwith DDA Chris Judge by emailing JudgeC@co.monterey.ca.us.  Volunteers will be assigned to either Monterey or Salinas based primarily on their preference; Monterey Peninsula residents will likely be assigned to locations in and around Monterey and Seaside rather than Salinas.  Each group will have been given a list of locations to visit and all the relevant supplies to record their compliance/non-compliance with the poster requirements prior to setting out for the morning.  For more information contact Sinead Haywood, Monterey County District Attorney's Office haywoods@co.monterey.ca.us

Thursday, July 12, 4:00 – 6:00 pm,  GATHERING FOR WOMEN:  Ribbon-Cutting and Open Houseat our new home:  147 El Dorado Street, Monterey.  
In our first two weeks of service at the Day Center, we've served a hot breakfast and a nutritious lunch Monday through Friday. Our shower facilities are open, and we're providing a healthier lifestyle for the women in our community who need us most. Our Clothes Closet and Personal Care Center continues to support our guests on a pathway to a healthier life. The Next Steps Case Management team continues to drive impact and serve with the best guest experience possible.
Jennifer Dalton  Jennifer@gatheringforwomen.org 2241-6154

No meeting of Veterans for Peace in July.  See August 10.

Saturday, July 14,  2:00 – 4:00 pm
East of Salinas:  A story of immigration, childhood, and circumstance. Oscar Ramos, the elementary school teacher featured in the film, will facilitate the discussion after the screening. East of Salinas:  
Born in Mexico but living in Salinas, 3rd-grader Jose Ansaldo loves school.  With little support at home, he turns to his teacher, Oscar Ramos, who, like Jose, was born the son of migrant farm workers, and who inspires him to imagine a life beyond the fields.  By filmmakers Laura Pacho and Jackie Mow.
Ramos not only dedicates vast amounts of time and effort to his own students in Salinas, but to many in Hollister, where he grew up.  Several years ago he received the Cesar Chavez “Sí Se Puede” Human Rights Award by the California Teacher’s Association, which recognizes educators for their dedication promoting and protecting human and civil rights.   Ramos was one of eight teachers from throughout California who received the award.
The film, which was shown nationwide on PBS's "Independent Lens" won the Social Justice Award, ReadingFilmFEST and was given an award for Best Documentary, Boston International Kids Film Festival.   For more information, call 899-7322 or 372-5762
Sponsored by Monterey Peace and Justice Center and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Monterey County Branch.
Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside, CA
Suggested donation $5.  No one turned away.

Sunday, July 15, 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. 

Saturday, July 21, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Killing Gaza, documentary film followed by discussion.  The public is invited.  Monterey Peace and Justice Center.  In August 2014, as a five-day ceasefire took hold in Israel’s 51-day war with Gaza, independent journalists Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen traveled across miles and miles of rubble along Gaza’s border regions to capture scenes of the destruction.  That rare footage, along with the personal stories they gathered from survivors, serve as the narrative basis of Killing Gaza.

The film’s collaborators challenge the view of Gaza as a hotbed of terror by creating a humanizing portrait of a society besieged and decimated from all sides.  Their objective was to create a film that would stand as a lasting testament to a people struggling to resist their occupation through every means available, including both armed resistance and creative resistance through arts, culture, and literature. Max Blumenthal, director and writer
Dan Cohen, cinematographer and editor 
Runtime:  1hr 37min.  

Free event. $5 suggested donation appreciated but no one turned away.
Sponsors:  Monterey Peace and Justice Center, Veterans for Peace, Chapter 46, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Monterey County Branch.

Monday & Tuesday, July 23 – 24, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, CSEC102:  Engagement Skills for working with Commercially Sexually Exploited Children and Transitional Age Youth.  Nola Brantley Speaks 
partnering with the California Department of Social Services will offer a 2-day training.  If you are working directly with youth, it will equip you with the skills to better engage youth-at-risk of becoming involved in CSEC.  It will help you identify the qualities to look for in agencies as you make referrals for youth.  Location:  The Life Foundation Conference Room#110, 1000 S. Main Street, Salinas, CA 939-1
SCEC 101 is recommended -- go online to Cal SWEC website for training online.

Sunday, July 29, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, ABACUS:  Small Enough to Jail, Academy Award nominee. The Manhattan Chinatown Abacus Federal Savings, owned by the Chinese immigrant Sung family, became the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges following the subprime mortgage crisis of 2008. the indictment and trial forces the family to defend itself-–and the bank’s Chinatown community legacy--over a prolonged, five-year legal battle.  
“...as gripping as the movie is as a legal thriller, it’s even more notable as a portrait of a community...one that is rarely showcased in American cinema. Everyone needs to see it.” RogerEbert.com
Sponsored by Green Party of Monterey County, Monterey Peace and Justice Center, Women’s International League for Pace and Freedom Monterey County Branch.
Monterey Public Library Community Room, 625 Pacific Street, Monterey.
This program is not sponsored or endorsed by tMonterey Public Library or City of Monterey.  The public is invited. 
Info:  372-5726 or 899-7322

Saturday, August 4, 14th
Annual Peace Lantern CeremonyThis beautiful and moving tradition honors those who suffered atomic bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima in 1945.  Lovers Point Beach Cove,

Ocean View Blvd. at 17thStreet, Pacific Grove. 
7:00 The gathering begins.  Lantern making.  Taiko drummers:  Shinsho-Mugen Daiko
7:45 Music, poetry and messages of hope and peace.  Chris Hasegawa, Joyce Vandevere and others will speak. 
8:00 Lanterns affixed to rafts are lit
8:15 Launching of the peace lanterns. Tai-Chi Master Jim Scott-Behrends will play meditative strains of flute.
The public is invited to this free event.
This annual commemoration is initiated by Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Monterey County Branch, and co-sponsored by Monterey Peace and Justice Center (MPJC) Monterey Peninsula Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Peace Coalition of Monterey County (PCMC) Veterans for Peace, Chapter 46.
Information or to volunteer beverlygb@gmail.com
Volunteer!  Be a part of the action!

Friday, August 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 - at 2:00 for a social hour. Refreshments will be provided. Our chapter business meeting will begin as usual at 3:00.  Contact Justin Loza Justin.loza@vfp46.com 

Friday, August 10, 7:30 pm, 
Roy Zimmermanreturns to the Monterey Peace and Justice Centerwith original songs and song parodies skewering the outrages of our time. In the current political horror show, we need some laughter, encouragement, perspective, inspiration, and some hope! His new show is called RiZe Up 2018.
MPJC, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside
$20 or pay what you can.  

Sunday, September 8, 2:00 pmRISE FOR CLIMATE, JOBS + JUSTICE in CALIFORNIA: Join the march in San Francisco.  In city streets, town squares and capital buildings across the world, people will rise up to demand politicians stand with their communities and deliver more than just words just days before the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco.  A powerful movement of Indigenous people, frontline communities, immigrants, people of color, people of faith, young people, Californians, and people from across the world are demanding real climate leadership to keep fossil fuels in the ground. 
     We demand a just, equitable and resilient 100% renewable energy economy that rapidly expands economic opportunity, creates family sustaining jobs, and protects vulnerable communities, workers, and      future generations.  Meeting place will be announced.  Save the date!
     Together, we can make California the first major economy in the world to stop all new fossil fuel development and transition to 100% renewable energy for all.
     Governor Brown has built his legacy around climate change – but he has yet to stand up to Big Oil and prioritize a just transition away from fossil fuels. Now he’s hosting the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco on September 12-14 with public officials from around the world.   from 350.org

LOCAL PROGRAMS TAPED BY HEBARD:  These are being broadcast on Amp (Access Monterey Peninsula TV) Channel 24 on the cable. For additional information look at the station’s program on the web.  https://sites.google.com/site/ampmediacenter/home/channel-schedules

Wed 7/11/18 5:00 pm Public Water Missoula Part1
Wed 7/11/18 8:00 pm Smoke Air Quality in Monterey County FOEJJN p2
Wed 7/11/18 9:00 pm Independence Day Parade in the City of Monterey 2018
Thu 7/12/18 7:00 am Public Water Missoula Part 1
Thu 7/12/18 1:00 pm Smoke Air Quality in Monterey County FOEJJN p2
Thu 7/12/18 2:00 pm Independence Day Parade in the City of Monterey2018

Thu 7/12/18 3:00 pm 6-23-18 NAACP Poor People’s Campaign P 2
Fri 7/13/18 7:00 am Independence Day Parade in the City of Monterey 2018
Fri 7/13/18 9:30 am Smoke Air Quality in Monterey County FOEJJN p2
Fri 7/13/18 2:00 pm Public Water Missoula Part1
Fri 7/13/18 5:00 pm Smoke Air Quality in Monterey County FOEJJN p2
Sat 7/14/18 7:00 am Steven Araujo Phd Neoliberalism in Latin America: imperialism and Resistance
00:59:45 (00:59:28) Public Water Missoula Part1
Sat 7/14/18 9:00 pm Steven Araujo Phd Neoliberalism in Latin America: imperialism and Resistance
Mon 7/16/18 2:00 pm Steven Araujo Phd Neoliberalism in Latin America: imperialism and Resistance
Mon 7/16/18 2:00 pm Smoke Air Quality in Monterey County FOEJJN p2
Mon 7/16/18 3:00 pm Independence Day Parade in the City of Monterey 2018
Mon 7/16/18 4:00 pm Steven Araujo Phd Neoliberalism in Latin America: imperialism and Resistance


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

Dianne Feinstein, (D—CA), 331 Hart Senate Office Bldg., Washington, DC 20510,  (202) 224-3841; (414) 393-0707 SF office, 

Jimmy Panetta 
(D)228 Cannon Office Building, Washington, DC 20515 or 100 West Alisal, Salinas, CA 93901

President Donald Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Comments 202-456-6213

Marjorie Cohn on International Law and Migrants

Californians are resisting mightily and calling these actions [rightfully] human rights abuses. 

American Friends Service Committee

Over the past year, the Trump administration has ended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for hundreds of thousands of immigrants, putting them at risk for deportation. Since 1990, TPS has granted protection from deportation to people from certain countries afflicted by war, natural disaster, or other dangerous conditions.

Ending TPS would harm communities across the country. Most TPS holders have lived in U.S. for years or decades—long enough to start families, establish careers, and become vital parts of our communities. Now, they face the threat of being sent back to unsafe conditions.

Urge them to attend a July 17th congressional briefing on TPS and to stop the Trump administration from dismantling this life-saving program. 

Support HR 3923  Code Pink
Pramila Jayapalcame to the United States from India when she was 16 years old and today, as a congresswoman from Seattle, she is a leading light in the resistance to Trump’s vicious immigration detention practices. Jayapal has introduced HR 3923, a bill aimed at crafting an immigration detention policy that is accountable, transparent and humane.Ask your congressperson to follow Jayapal’s lead by cosponsoring this bill.

ICE was created shortly after 9/11, and it has become a rogue agency with no accountability, no transparency, and a very misdirected focus. According to Congresswoman Jayapal, this legislation would set up a commission with a mandate to redesign the functions of ICE, to be humane and transparent. Contact your member of Congress now and tell them to cosponsor HR 3923.

As Congresswoman Jayapal says, we must continue to protest the cruel zero tolerance policy of this administration, the caging of children, the separation of families, and the imprisonment of asylum seekers who simply seek a better life. We must demand that Trump free the detained children and reunite them with their parents, and allow the parents to seek asylum in accordance with due process laws.


The Peace Coalition of Monterey Countyis a coalition of 15 Monterey County organizations working for nonviolent solutions to world conflicts since 1991. If world peace is one of the concerns of your organization, you may want to join the Coalition.
Contact Deborah Warcken, co-chair dwarcken@comcast.net
 PCMC’s Peace Calendar evolved in the early 2000’s to facilitate networking among Peace Coalition organizations. This Peace Calendar is designed to be a part of that networking.   
The Peace Calendar may o 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):
THANKS to the continuing generosity of caring people in Monterey County,MPJC is able to provide a venue for programs put on by many community groups.If you wish to support MPJC’s education and advocacy, mail a check to MPJC, PO Box 1823, Seaside, CA 93955. Or go to our website https://peacecentral.wordpress.comand donate through PayPal.  All donations are tax-deductible.  MPJC is a 501(c)3 organization, a public benefit corporation.

 MPJC began 
in 2004 as a venue to support the activities of Peace Coalition organizations and as a networking center and resource center for those groups and others who were working for similar purposes.  
The missionof the Monterey Peace and Justice Center is to inspire and mobilize the people of Monterey County to cultivate peace, social justice, nonviolence, democracy, and environmental sustainability in our community and the world through education and advocacy.  MPJC presents a wide spectrum of ideas so as to stir up conversation and thought about the issues.  The MPJC board does not necessarily endorse the views of every speaker or film.  We expect the programs to stimulate participants to consider the issues and become engaged as citizens in visualizing the world they want and working and advocating for it.
Email:     montereypeaceandjustice@gmail.com

Come in during MPJC’s open hours (1-5:30 Wed. & Sat.) to scan the bulletin board for the latest events, enjoy the art exhibit, browse the library, have a cup of tea while you read the latest periodicals or view some interesting DVD or just chat with friends. 
You are welcome to check out books and DVDs from the library. (Hebard often leaves DVDs of the programs he has recorded for our library, and so you can catch up on programs you missed!  A student from CSUMB has recently catalogued the DVD’s.) You may want to volunteerat the Center as volunteers are always needed! .  
Leave a message about interest in volunteering at 899-7322 or montereypeaceandjustice@gmail

: What programs would you like? Please contact Judy Karas  jkaras@sonic.netor Catherine Crockett cm_crockett@sbcglobal.netor Joyce Vandevere jvandevere@comcast.netor leave your message at 899-7322 or montereypeaceandjustice@gmail.com.   MPJCworks with individuals and groups to produce programs addressing issues of peace, nonviolence, democracy, social justice, or environmental sustainability. Give us your thoughts! If your organization is planning programs that fit within MPJC’s mission, consider using MPJC as a venue for your event.

MPJC ART GALLERY: The gallery has space for artists and photographers to highlight their work.  The themes which represent the mission of the Center are: Peace, Nonviolence, Social Justice, Democracy, and Environmental Sustainability.  You may leave messages at 
889-7322 or montereypeaceandjustice@gmail.com

Telephone for MPJC is 831-899-PEACE or 831-899-7322.
The Peace Calendar is prepared by Joyce Vandevere for the Peace Coalition of Monterey County. Please send information about peace, nonviolence, social-justice, democracy or sustainability-related events in Monterey County to 
jvandevere@comcast.net  BY 5:00 pm TUESDAY TO BE INCLUDED IN THE WEEK’S EMAIL.

Questions about the Peace Coalition of Monterey County should go to the co-chairs, Sidney Ramsden Scott <sramsdenscott@hotmail.com  and Deborah Warcken dwarcken@comcast.net.
Questions about Monterey Peace and Justice Center should go to 899-7322 or montereypeaceandjustice@gmail.com.  For more information about events listed, contact the sponsoring organization.  

The events and actions listed here are not necessarily endorsed by the Peace Coalition nor any of the Coalition organizations other than the sponsor of the listed item. The listings are provided as a community service. PCMC cannot guarantee the accuracy of listed items.

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