April 25, 2017
A week to seek to honor the earth and to
work for rational policies to slow the looming climate disaster – a week to
demand the rapid cutback of the use of fossil fuels
Quote of the Week:
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of
mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.
Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
... Martin Luther King, Jr.
in Letter from a Birmingham Jail
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Peace and Justice through Art: a
youth art show featuring the work of Carmel High School students will be
hanging in the MPJC art gallery until Mid-May.
Note that one of the pictures is featured in the Arts Calendar section
of this week’s Monterey Weekly. The show
may be viewed during the Center’s open hours:
1 – 5:30 on Wednesday and Saturday.
Stop by and have a cup of tea while you enjoy the show and browse our
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm.
Antonio Soto, a CSUMB student will
offer a Computer
Skills Workshop at the Monterey Peace and Justice Center. Walk-Ins Welcome!
· Word Processing
· Internet Navigation
· Email Writing
· How to pay bills online
· And much more
more information 831-374-1915 or
This workshop will be ongoing during CSUMB’s Spring session.
1364 Fremont Blvd, Seaside
Thursday, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. English
as a Second Language spring session began on February 28 and concludes on Thursday, April 27th. No need to
register. You may enter one of the
classes any time. Open to all. Free.
Taught by students in the Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL)
program at Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Classes are at the Monterey
Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside. For more
information, phone (831) 831-1915.
Wednesday, April 26, 10:00 – 11:30 am, Friends of Homeless Women Meeting. This program is designed to deepen your appreciation of
women without shelter as seen through the Photography Exhibit at Monterey
Museum of Art. What We See Exhibit. Come and hear how the exhibit was developed from the
curators and photographers.
St.Mary’s Church, Pacific Grove. (The
exhibit is from March 16 – September 4 at MMA on Pacific Street in Monterey.)
Over 500 women on the Monterey Peninsula are without adequate shelter!
Thursday, April 27, 12 – 1:50 pm, The
Russian Far East: Education, Economy and Environment, Four masters’ students,
members of the Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies at MIIS, recently
returned from Vladivostok and Khabarovsk in the Russian Far East will present
the results of their research. Alexandra
Evert will present her findings on the Amur Greenbelt, Rory Roccio will discuss
recent changes in the educational system, Tracy Lyon will analyze the potential
of the area’s oil and gas reserves and Matthew Levie will explain how the area
is dealing with the problems of depopulation and migration. Open to the public. McGowan MG102, Middlebury Institute of
International Studies, Pacific & Franklin, Monterey.
Thursday, April 27, 5:00 – 9:00 pm. DCMP Movie Night and Discussion. The
Best Democracy Money Can Buy is a powerful documentary about the conspiracy
to repress minority votes through the 30-state Crosscheck program. Written & produced by Rolling Stone
investigative reporter Jack Palast. Center
4 Change,1238 Fremont Blvd. Seaside
Thursday, April 27, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Sexual Assault Awareness Month Community
Film Screening and Panel Discussion: The
documentary Rape on the Nightshift will be followed by a panel discussion
of the Criminalization of Migration and
the Migrants’ Struggle for Justice.
Panelists: Dr. William Arrocha; Magnolia Zarraga, Immigration Attorney; and Majia West and Clare Mounteer rom the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center. Open to the public. McCone
Irvine Auditorium of MIIS, Pierce Street near Jefferson, Monterey. Contact:
Climate Change Pick of the Week
Thursday, April 27, 7:00 pm, Program in honor of Earth Day and
Climate March Day: HOW TO LET GO OF THE
WORLD AND LOVE EVERYTHING CLIMATE CAN'T CHANGE: a showing of the first 40
minutes of Josh Fox’s film followed with group discussion. The climate catastrophe will have a huge impact on all of our
lives. It is most difficult to realize
this could be terminal for life on earth.
How do we face this issue without being overwhelmed with despair? There will be a handout, based on the work
of Guy McPherson and Carolyn Baker, on how others believe this is the most
important work we can do. Sponsored by Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
at the Monterey Peace and Justice
Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.
Everyone welcome. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
April 28, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Video
Gamers Go Geopolitical. Do
you think you can do a better job as President than 45? Join us for our first
Geopolitical Strategy Video Game night and find out. We will be playing, Democracy
3, by Positech which is a simulation of an entire virtual country, and
we'll play through it as the newly elected president of the United States. Goal # 1:
Avoid assassination. Goal # 2:
Get re-elected. (http://positech.co.uk/democracy3/) Monterey
Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd, Seaside. Sponsored by the Green Party of Monterey
County. Info at 831-204-0809, or email@example.com
April 29, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Joint
meeting of Monterey County Indivisible groups.
1238 Fremont Blvd., Seaside. Email
Tyller for more info:
Saturday, April 29, 1:30 – 4:00 pm, People’s Climate March/Rally in Washington,
DC and other locations across the country.
Near us: San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz. March for Climate, Clean Jobs and Climate
Justice. At the end of the first 100
days of the Trump administration, this is a powerful mobilization to unite all
of our movements. Speakers will include
Mark Stone, Fred Keeley, TJ Demos and Dr Suzanne Moser. Sponsored by Santa Cruz Climate Action
Network and Santa Cruz Indivisibility Climate Solutions with many co-sponsors.
PEACE PICK OF THE
Saturday, April 29, 4:00 pm, Can We Find a
Pathway to Peace? Will Guns Help Get Us
There? A conversation with Don King, M.D. Gun control is an
increasingly polarizing issue. This program is centered around moving
towards bipartisan peace within the debate on guns and gun control in
America. He will offer a public health
approach. Doctor Don King will
facilitate a presentation and discussion designed to help us as a community
understand both sides of the gun debate. How can we
move toward a pathway to peace in our current political climate?
Dr. King was a pediatrician in Salinas
for over 30 years and is an active member of Physicians for Social
Responsibility. King has focused on the issue of gun violence for over 25 years
and offers his insights on how a unified voice for peace can change a community
Monterey Peace and Justice Center,
1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside
The public is invited. $5 suggested donation. No one will be turned away for
lack of funds.
Event flyer: https://peacecentral.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/pathway-to-peace-4-29-17-flyer.jpg
This is the first
in MPJC's Series on Gun Violence, funded through the 2016 Monterey County
More info: contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (831) 394-1915.
Sunday, April 30, 3:00 pm, Together to End Solitary, a part of the Reel Work May Day Labor Film Festival at Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz.
With unprecedented access over the course of 18 months, director Kristi
Jacobson offers a revealing and moving portrait of life inside solitary
confinement. Speaker: Dolores
Canales, California Families Against
Solitary Confinement. Sponsor: Together
to End Solitary, Santa Cruz.
Co-sponsors: ACLU-NC, Santa Cruz County Chapter; Peace and Freedom
Party, Santa Cruz County; Temple Beth El; Veterans for Peace, Santa Cruz; Santa
Cruz Live Oak Grange. http://reelwork.org
Monday, May 1 10:00 am –
2:00 pm, International Workers’ Day
March. Cesar Chavez Park, 268 N. Madeira Avenue,
Salinas. Celebrate labor on the
traditional International Workers’ Day, May 1st! The rally and march in Salinas will be
co-hosted by SEIU local 521 of Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey Counties,
Teamsters 890, UFCW local 5 and probably other unions. Public welcome to join the march.
Monday, May 1, 4:30 – 6:00 pm, SEASIDE MAY DAY MARCH – March & Rally for
Immigrant Rights, workers’ rights and to demand a more just and humane society on International
Workers’ Day: Begins and ends at Seaside City Hall, 440 Harcourt
Avenue, Seaside. March through
Seaside! Rally at 5:30 at City Hall. UNITE HERE 483 Lead Organization + Indivisible
Monterey and multiple organizational sponsors.
Volunteers needed! email@example.com
PICK OF THE WEEK FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND CLEAN WATER!
Monday, May 1, Doors open at 6:00 pm. Film begins at 6:30 pm: AWAKE, A Dream from Standing
Rock, First Peninsula screening of a documentary produced by filmmaker
Josh Fox, Amy Ziering, and Lauren Taschen, tells the story of the protests
against the construction of the 3.7 billion dollar Dakota Access Pipeline
(APL), set to transport by pipe fracked oil from North Dakota’s Bakken oil
fields under the Missouri River, the water source for the Standing Rock Reservation
and 17 million people downstream.
Sponsored by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
(WILPF), Monterey County Branch and co-sponsored by Monterey Peace and Justice
Center and Sustainable Monterey. Info:
Beverly Bean 484-2451. Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific Street (at Jefferson), Monterey. This event is open to the public. Note: This program is not sponsored or endorsed by
the Monterey Public Library or by the City of Monterey.
Tuesday, May 2, 4:00 – 7:00 pm, Take Action Tuesday with Indivisible of
Monterey Bay. Gather, recharge, share, discuss, reflect, and act on our common
goal of holding our MoCs accountable and resisting #45’s agenda. Bring enthusiasm! a dish to share! BYOB! Financial donations welcome but
optional. Placards, postcards, suggested
scripts, stamps, writing and art materials, plates, napkins, water, and
utensils will be provided.
Questions? Nan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 601-1432. Center 4 Change, 1238 Fremont
Tuesday, May 2, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Monterey County Nonviolent Action
Committee open meeting.
Help build an effective and organized local movement for human rights,
social justice and peace. Unity of Monterey Bay, 601
Madison Street, Monterey.
Tuesday, May 2, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Anti-Racism Book Club: Join us as we discuss Notes from No Man’s Land: American Essays by Eula Biss, a frank and fascinating
exploration of race and racial identity.
Unitarian Universalist Church
of the Monterey Peninsula, 490 Aguajito Road, Carmel.
May 6th: Immigrants’ Rights March in DC and elsewhere. Watch for details.
Saturday, May 6,
9:00 am – 4:30 pm, Rapid Responder
Training Sessions. Become a Rapid
Responder. Act as a trained observer in the event of ICE detentions or raids.
Two training sessions: Seaside/Monterey 9 am to noon. Salinas 1:30 to 4:30.
Locations tbd. Presenters: Migra Watch, Pangea Legal Services, Monterey County
Bar Assn. REGISTER TODAY: http://www.mocorapidresponse.org
Saturday, May 6, 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 & Sunday, May 6 & May
7, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, SEASIDE 11TH ANNUAL OPEN STUDIO. Ten locations. You can start at 1460 Ord Grove Avenue (Jan
and William Zeigler + Sandra Gray) and pick up a map to find all the other
locations. Contact: email@example.com 402-2274
Sunday, May 7, 7:00 am – 2:00 pm, Return of the Natives’
ANNUAL SPRING BIRD COUNT,
Take it Outside CALIFORNIA 2017. Expert
and novice birders are invited to help track bird populations and ensure a
healthy habitat! Expert bird count
starts at 7 am. Bird counting for
beginners at 8 am. Final total bird
count will be at 10 am. Community fair,
park cleanup, planting, art projects and MORE until 2 pm! More info:
Thursday, May 11, 6:00 – 8:00 pm,
Families of Color Monterey County (FoCMC), a grassroots
collective of self-identified families of color in Monterey County including,
but not limited to, biracial/multiethnic families, transracial adoptive
families, grandparents, and caregivers for whom race, culture, and ethnicity
are central to child-rearing and identity.
We meet at Marina Del Mar Elementary,
Classroom #9. 3066 Lake Drive, Marina, every 2nd Thursday of the month from 6-8
pm. Enter through the open gate at the very far right/rear of the school near
the portables. You'll see a "Parenting Connection" sign directing
you. The classroom is #9.
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FoCMC/
Questions/comments? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
May 12, 3:00 pm, Veterans
for Peace (VFP) meet at Monterey
Peace & Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside. All veterans and their supporters are
May 13, 2:00 – 5:00pm, WRE (Whites for Racial Equity)
We are people who have been socialized to identify as
“white.” We realize that this identity is rooted in white supremacy and has
served as a tool of oppression for hundreds of years in the U.S. We recognize
that while we have many social and economic “privileges,” we have paid a great
cost by having the humanity we share with all people distorted by being
indoctrinated into a system of white supremacy. In order to dismantle white
supremacy, and to work for racial equity, we know that we must educate one
another, reflect upon and deepen our own awareness and actions, and be
accountable to people of color. Unitarian Universalist Church of
the Monterey Peninsula, 490 Aguajito Road, Carmel
Wednesday, May 17, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Hope for Democracy: A Discussion with Sam Farr, Adrienne Harris, Zach Friend & Spence Rapid Responder. Act as a trained observer in
the event of ICE detentions or raids. Two training sessions: Seaside/Monterey 9
a.m. to noon. Salinas 1:30 to 4:30. Locations tbd. Presenters: Migra Watch,
Pangea Legal Services, Monterey County Bar Assn. REGISTER TODAY:
r Critchley. This discussion, presented free of charge,
will be an opportunity to hear the unique perspectives of leaders with national
and local experience in government, politics, the law, and media – and to ask
your own questions. Please register to
confirm a seat. bit.ly Doors open at 6:30 pm
Contact: email@example.com Presented by the Boots Road Institute at McCone
Irvine Auditorium, Middlebury Institute of International Studies,
Pierce Street near Jefferson, Monterey.
May 18, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, WRE (Whites for Racial
Equity) Film Night, Unitarian Universalist Church of
the Monterey Peninsula, 490 Aguajito road, Carmel. Free and open to the public.
Friday, June 2, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
(Breaks and Lunch included)
to Equity Workshop. Tools to help
dissolve racism and other discriminations.
HELP build an awareness bridge to
an equitable and comfortable reality for all human beings. ...LaVerne McLeod, Facilitator
Our goal is to HELP dissolve racism and other discriminations (religion,
gender, sexual orientation, people with different abilities and other
differences). Let’s gain tools to help
“Bridge the Gap” between these separations.
Your singular thought and action can create a ripple effect to
many. Monterey Peace and Justice Center,
1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside. $65 to
register or $50 before April 30. Call
831-595-9692 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
McLeod has experience in giving moving
dramatic presentations of her novel, Corn Hollow. and as a classroom
teacher, education counselor and artist.
Raised in the South during the Civil Right Movement, she faced KKK
violence in her childhood community and has first-hand experience in
integrating a school in Missouri as a teenager.
She holds a Master of Arts in Counselor Education.
Note I: 2nd & 4th
Wednesdays. Community for Unity is scheduled to meet at Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd.,
Seaside: taking direct action in a
nonviolent way to meet the needs of marginalized people. You are advised to
email Miriam at email@example.com for confirmation that the group is meeting.
2nd Friday 6:00 – 9:00
pm & 4th Sunday 4:00 – 7:00 pm, Using
the Law to Liberate is scheduled to
meet at Monterey
Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont
Blvd, Seaside. You are advised to
email Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org
to confirm that the group is meeting. With
the help of legal experts, Ray
Glock-Grueneich and others, we are studying law together. (We are taping
the sessions, so if you want to join us late, you still can by listening
to the audios.) This is a serious course where we read and analyze law
cases together to learn the core ideas. Then we talk about how we can put
these ideas to work combating what's wrong in our courts and in the
streets, and putting in place better laws and fairer enforcement. (Please
note this is not a law clinic. We regret that it is not a place to get help
with your specific legal questions.)
If you've long wanted to understand the law, or have even considered law
school, then this is the place for you! !
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
Thu 4/27/17 3:00
pm Sharat Lin speaking on Israel-Palestine
in the era of Trump
Sat 4/29/17 9:00 pm Sharat Lin speaking on Israel-Palestine in the era of Trump
Mon 5/1/17 4:00 pm Sharat Lin speaking on Israel-Palestine in the era of Trump P2
Tue 5/2/17 7:00 am Sharat Lin speaking on Israel-Palestine in the era of Trump P2
Thu 5/4/17 3:00 pm Sharat Lin speaking on Israel-Palestine in the era of Trump P2
ACTION AND INFORMATION
THE SCIENTIFIC APPROACH IS THE RATIONAL
Read Arlene Haffa’s remarks at the rally following
Sunday’s Science March – attended by more than 1000 according to the Herald.
CONGRESS: BOYCOTT DANIEL PIPES
Daniel Pipes is arguably one of the
foremost architects of the greater Islamophobia industry, and he recently
released a report promoting a number of tactics bordering on war crimes that
he's recommending Israel use against the Palestinians. On Thursday, he'll be
holding a forum with members of Congress, and we're calling on them to boycott:
Make No Mistake:
There is a Media Blockade Against Venezuela https://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/13070
The Nerve Gas Attack Described in
White House Report Did Not Occur, Expert Says of Syria Incident
STATEMENT OF THE
WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM US SECTION ON THE US BOMBING
OF SYRIA ON APRIL 8, 2017 AND THE GENERAL STATE OF AFFAIRS IN THAT COUNTRY
We, the Women's International League
for Peace and Freedom, US Section (WILPF US), continue to be outraged at the
ongoing situation in Syria, most recently the unwarranted, illegal and reprehensible
bombing undertaken by our own US warships that launched 59 Tomahawk cruise
missiles at the Al Shayrat airfield on the orders of Donald Trump in his role
as President of the United States, ostensibly related to claims of Syrian
governmental utilization of chemical weapons within the country that we did not
bother to substantiate and at a cost of further damage to the credibility of
our government in the world community.
We reiterate, as we stated earlier in this conflict, that the intervention of
foreign powers in the fighting within the nation of Syria has served to
escalate, rather than to diminish, the level of hostilities. We specifically
call upon our own government to cease the delivery of weapons and its active
participation in the fighting in that nation, and to stop all arms transfers.
We make this request in light of the grave humanitarian situation on the
ground, which we believe is surely being exacerbated by US participation. We
understand other nations, particularly Saudi Arabia, are also involved in
similar ways, and we would hope that the US withdrawal might encourage others
to do likewise.
We believe that the only solution to the crisis in Syria is one which is led by
the Syrian people themselves. We realize that the complexity of the situation
is difficult for outsiders to understand. We also do not believe that any
single group or faction has all of the answers. What we do know is that
civilians are being left with few options, that many have fled and are living
elsewhere as refugees, and that others have either died in the hostilities or
are slowly dying of starvation. We abhor the loss of life, the indignities to
home, family, and life itself that are the result of this current situation. We
call for an immediate ceasefire and the lifting of all blockades that prevent
food and medical supplies from entering, and those who wish to leave from doing
so. We also condemn the bombing of hospitals and schools, as these acts are
violations of the Geneva Conventions. We call for an increase in humanitarian
help to the population at risk and continued help for the refugees. We hope
that all other nations involved in the conflict, including Russia, Iran, Saudi
Arabia and Turkey, will also cease any arms shipments or military engagement in
Syria. Our goal is the de-escalation of conflict in that troubled land.
Our hope is that the Syrian people themselves will be able to decide who should
be their legitimate leadership. This can only happen with free and open
elections. At this time, that has become difficult, if not impossible, as a
high percentage of the population is no longer present in the country.
Therefore, we urge that the US take on as its only role the encouragement of
the parties to participate in peace talks once a ceasefire has taken hold
(unless the US State Department were also to undertake provision of substantial
funds for humanitarian aid through the United Nation's relief efforts). The
goal of those talks should be agreement that elections will take place, either
once repatriation of refugees has occurred, or once a mechanism to include the
greatest possible number of those living abroad as refugees has been worked
Therefore, we condemn the unilateral and outrageous offensive actions
undertaken by our own government in the unwarranted bombing in Syria and urge
the US government to take the following actions:
Withdraw from all fighting within Syria;
• Work for a ceasefire;
• Assist with humanitarian aid and allowing safe passage for
refugees wishing to leave;
• Aid in bringing the parties to negotiations leading to free and
• Assist in the rebuilding of the country by providing material
support, with no strings attached; and
• Reaffirm the democratic rights of all Syrians.
We also urge WILPF members and all
Americans to contact your elected representatives to register protests against
this latest US aggression against Syria, and to urge Congress instead to
undertake the six actions set forth above as well as participating in
meaningful negotiations within the framework of the United Nations.
Find your Members of Congress and your Senators by calling the main number for
the Congressional Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 or looking up email info at www.house.gov and www.senate.gov.
BUDGET TIME in CONGRESS: Write to Congress!
Congress is back in
session to debate a must-pass budget bill.
If Trump doesn’t sign a budget by April 28 – this Friday – the whole
government shuts down. According to the
League of Conservation Voters, Trump’s budget proposal eliminates more than 50
EPA programs while Republican leaders have jammed nearly 150 anti-environmental
riders into their spending bills, attacking clean air rules, endangered species
protections and much more, while funding the unpopular and environmentally
destructive border wall. Only five days
to pass a budget bill of enormous importance to all of us and to the earth!
831 Community Involvement Calendar
Several organizations are collaborating to
develop a Monterey County calendar of progressive actions, events, and
The purpose of this
1. To centralize information about
actions, events, and meetings in our county to maximize attendance/impact of
events and minimize conflicts.
2. To be an easy-to-use resource which can be used by organizations to check
for conflicts when scheduling and entering information about actions, events
3. To be a resource that all interested community members can use to plan their
4. To provide an additional resource for organizations to use to publicize
progressive actions throughout Monterey County
The name of the calendar is:
831 Community Involvement Calendar (831CIC)
Unlike the Peace Calendar, it appears in the usual grid of a calendar.
Email email@example.com to post your events on the 831CIC Calendar
A URL that gets you to the calendar is:
For questions email Anita Crawley at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Oppose SB 649 wireless
California Senate Bill 649 strips authority from
cities and counties and mandates so-called “small cell” towers for 5G in the
public right of way and on municipal infrastructure. Antennas will be mounted
on most utility poles throughout communities; if utilities are undergrounded,
new poles will be erected. Large equipment cabinets the size of refrigerators
are allowed for each antenna array This bill will severely impact those
disabled by electromagnetic and microwave emissions. In a 1998 state survey,
3.2% of respondents said they were allergic or very senstitive to EMF
emsissions -- about 1 million Californians. Exposure levels have increased
dramatically, and there are no current stats of how many would be affected. Levels
of electromagnetic sensitivity are rising internationally from microwave
exposure, with many not knowing the source of their symptoms,including
insomnia, migraines, heart rhythm disturbances, dizziness and cognitive
5G uses frequencies that the military uses for
active denial systems causing intense painful burning sensations. The U.S. NIH
co-sponsored a research conference this year in Israel; intense absorption by
the skin and sweat ducts of these frequencies was discussed. The environmental effects
from EMF/RF/microwave radiation is already considerable and well-documented.
There are no white zones for the disabled or other
vulnerable populations – children, pregnant women, infants, nursing homes,
schools, hospitals. Verizon was in Monterey residential neighborhoods recently
checking utility poles for future installation. The bill's only exemption to
mandatory installation throughout California is fire houses; firefighters
adopted a resolution in 2004 opposing cell towers on fire houses because of the
health damaging effects, and they opposed this bill. They were given an
exemption to eliminate their opposition.
Palo Alto, SF, and some other cities have started
installing these antennas. Palo Alto was measured recently, and the high levels
of radiation exceed limits in some other countries. U.S. limits are very much
higher. The equipment cabinets which contain fans and other electronic
equipment, have high EMF emissions which the public including children will
have easy access to, with no warning labels.
Please oppose this bill which will have widespread
negative human and environmental consequences. This is a civil rights issue.
Former Microsoft Canada President Frank Clegg calls wireless radiation “our
biggest modern health threat.” Contact your state legislators and ask them to
oppose this bill. It is currently in the California Senate going through
committees. For info on 5G and wireless radiation hazards, www.whatis5G.info,
Nina Beety email@example.com
STAY IN TOUCH WITH YOUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES!
You can try a
free congressional number:
Phone: (202) 225-2861
Our senators are Senator Dianne Feinstein and Senator Kamela Harris.
Our congressman is Jimmy Panetta
In the California Legislature we are represented by
Assemblyman Mark Stone and Senator Bill Monning
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D)
331 Hart Senate Office Building
Fax: (202) 228-3954
TTY/TDD: (202) 224-2501
One Post Street
Fax: (415) 393-0710
Kamala Harris (D)
40B Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington DC
(202) 224-3553 Fax (202) 224-2200
The Honorable Jimmy Panetta
228 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2861 Fax (202) 225-6791
Monterey County Supervisors:
District 1 -
Supervisor Luis Alejo
District 2 - Supervisor John M. Phillips
District 3 - Supervisor Simon Salinas
District 4 - Supervisor Jane Parker
Phone: (831) 883-7570, (831) 755-5044
District 5 -
Supervisor Mary Adams
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 that on-going educational 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/
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.
The Monterey Peace & Justice Center is a non-profit, public
benefit corporation, a 501c3
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.
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. You may want to volunteer
as volunteers are always needed! .
Leave a message about willingness to
volunteer at 899-7322 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PROGRAM PLANNING for the MONTEREY PEACE AND JUSTICE CENTER : What programs would you like? Please contact Judy Karas email@example.com
or Catherine Crockett firstname.lastname@example.org
or Joyce Vandevere email@example.com
or leave your message at
899-7322 or firstname.lastname@example.org. MPJC works
with individuals and groups to produce
programs addressing issues of peace,
nonviolence, democracy, social justice, or environmental sustainability. We’re
exploring how to address gun violence.
Give us your thoughts!
NEW MANAGEMENT in 2017 for MPJC ART GALLERY: Helen Davis, whom many of you know
from the ACLU, has accepted the position of Curator of the Monterey Peace and
Justice Center Art Gallery this year.
This is a volunteer assignment
and we are grateful that she has decided to put her considerable talents to
work for the Center. 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 899-7322 or
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.
INFORMATION on the WEB:
Coalition website is at www.peacemonterey.org (under construction)
*Monterey Peace & Justice Center website is at https://peacecentral.wordpress.com/
Telephone for MPJC is 831-899-PEACE or 831-899-7322.
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 email@example.com BY 5:00 pm TUESDAY TO BE INCLUDED IN THE
Questions about the Peace Coalition of
Monterey County should go to the co-chairs, Sidney Ramsden Scott <firstname.lastname@example.org
and Deborah Warcken email@example.com.
Questions about Monterey Peace and
Justice Center should go to 899-7322 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
To insure this Peace Calendar is not bounced, add email@example.com to your address book or
Subscribe with an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unsubscribe with an email to email@example.com.
Or - send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org