Weekly Calendar

PEACE CALENDAR
April 25, 2017
Monterey County
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


SCHEDULED EVENTS:.

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


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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 library.


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! 
Learn:

·      Word Processing

·      Internet Navigation

·      Email Writing

·      How to pay bills online

·      And much more

For more information 831-374-1915 or
 montereypeaceand
justice@gmail.com
This workshop will be ongoing during CSUMB’s Spring session.
1364 Fremont Blvd, Seaside

Tuesday, Wednesday, 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:  Ashley Arrocha.

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:  pegoo@comcast.net

Friday, 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 kaleolani.aw@gmail.com

Saturday, April 29, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Joint meeting of Monterey County Indivisible groups. 1238 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.  Email Tyller for more info:  williamson3149@yahoo.com

SANTA CRUZ
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.
Info: 
tamyrarice@gmail.com

PEACE PICK OF THE WEEK!
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 Gives! campaign
More info: contact
montereypeaceandjustice@gmail.com
or call (831) 394-1915.

Santa Cruz
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!  gary.karnes@comcast.net

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 johnston.nan@gmail.com or 601-1432.  Center 4 Change, 1238 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.

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: 
sandrag394@gmail.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:  takeitoutsidesalinas@gmail.com or csumb.edu/RON

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:
riciglianolauryn@gmail.com

Friday, 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 welcome.

Saturday, May 13, 2:00 – 5:00pm, WRE (Whites for Racial Equity) Monthly Meeting.  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: http://www.mocorapidresponse.org

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:  spencer@bootsroad.com   Presented by the Boots Road Institute  at McCone Irvine Auditorium, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Pierce Street near Jefferson, Monterey.

Thursday, 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
)  Bridge Building 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 lavernemcleod@ymail.com.
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 nolackms@yahoo.com  for confirmation that the group is meeting.

Note II:  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 nglock@post.harvard.edu 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! !

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
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 APPROACH
Read Arlene Haffa’s remarks at the rally following Sunday’s Science March – attended by more than 1000 according to the Herald.
http://www.montereybaypartisan.com/2017/04/24/arlene-haffa-the-scientific-approach-is-the-rational-approach/

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: http://act.mpowerchange.org/sign/congress-boycott-daniel-pipes/?sp_ref=297268514.387.180557.e.574669.2&source=email
act.mpower.change.org

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
m.truthdig.com/report/item/nerve_agent_attack_did_not_occur_in_syria_expert_finds_20170419

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 out.

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 fair elections;

  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 meetings.
The purpose of this calendar is:

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 and meetings
3. To be a resource that all interested community members can use to plan their involvement
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 831communityinvolvementcalenda@gmail.com to post your events on the 831CIC Calendar


A URL that gets you to the calendar is:
https://peacecentral.wordpress.com/calendar/community-involvement-calendar/
For questions email Anita Crawley at 831communityinvolvementcalenda@gmail.com .


Oppose SB 649 wireless telecommunications bill
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 problems.

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, www.emfscientist.org, www.saferemr.com Thank you.

Nina Beety nbeety@netzero.net

ACTION SITE:
STAY IN TOUCH WITH YOUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES!

You can try a free congressional number:  1-800-340-3277|
Phone: (202) 225-2861
Fax: (202) 225-6791

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
Washington, D.C. 20510
Fax: (202) 228-3954
TTY/TDD: (202) 224-2501

www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me
     One Post Street
Suite 2450 
San Francisco, CA 94104 

     (415) 393-0707 
Fax: (415) 393-0710

 
Senator Kamala Harris (D)
40B Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510

(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
Phone: (831)755-5011
district1@co.monterey.ca.us

District 2 - Supervisor John M. Phillips
Phone: (831)755-5022
district2@co.monterey.ca.us

District 3 - Supervisor Simon Salinas
Phone: (831)755-5033
district3@co.monterey.ca.us

District 4 - Supervisor Jane Parker
Phone: (831) 883-7570, (831) 755-5044
district4@co.monterey.ca.us

District 5 - Supervisor Mary Adams
(831) 647-7755
district5@co.monterey.ca.us


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.
Email:     montereypeaceandjustice@gmail.com
Website:   
https://peacecentral.wordpress.com/
Facebook:    
https://www.facebook.com/montereypeaceandjusticecenter/

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.  You may want to volunteer as volunteers are always needed! . 
Leave a message about willingness to volunteer 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.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. 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 montereypeaceandjustice@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. 

 

INFORMATION on the WEB:

*Peace 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.
 

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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