Weekly Calendar

PEACE CALENDAR
March 21, 2017
Monterey County
March is Women’s History Month


Quote of the Week:
What I’ve learned is that real change is very, very hard.  but I‘ve also learned that change is possible - if you fight for it.
               Elizabeth Warren

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


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No tutoring on Wednesday, March 22 or Saturday, March 25 on account of Spring Break.  Tutoring resumes on March 29.
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

No classes this week only
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.  There will be no classes the week of March 20th because of spring break.  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, March 22, 6:00 – 8:30 pm, Celebration of the Fifth Anniversary of The Fund for Homeless Women! Karen Anne Murray, founder of My Courageous You and owner of Monterey’s Eddison & Melrose Tea Room, will host a benefit event at the tea room:  Eddison & Melrose Tea Room, 25 Soledad Dr., Monterey.
Cost: $49 per person. $25.00 of each ticket will be donated to the Fund for homeless Women. The evening will include a one-hour presentation on How to Balance Starting Your Own Small Business While Maintaining a Steady Job.
Contacts: For tickets, call 831-393-9479, 831-601-4851 or email info@mycourageousyou.com
For further info: 
www.eddisonandmelrose.com and www.mycorageousyou.com

Wednesday, March 22, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Community for Unity.  We take direct action in a nonviolent way to meet the needs of marginalized people.  We will be working on a training day with a rapid response (emergency response) to help immigrants on the Peninsula on April 8.  (We meet 2nd & 4th Wednesdays) Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.  For more information, email Miriam Smith at nolackms@yahoo.com

Thursday, March 23, 3:00 pm, WILPF members and friends who might like to be a part of WILPF will gather at Colton Hall on Pacific Street in Monterey for a photo shoot with a banner that reads, Peace and planet before profits. This is a national WILPF project, branches of WILPF from all over the country are being photographed in recognizable places so as to show that WILPF is everywhere demanding peace and that the planet be saved.  Weather permitting, after the photo we'll sit on benches at the Friendly Plaza or in city hall area courtyard and have snacks that will be provided.
The Monterey Branch of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom is also planning more events to go along with the theme.  Watch for three screenings of Circle of Poison (about pesticides), for tax-day leafleting on April 18 and a climate change panel.  Stay tuned…

Friday, March 24, 7:00 pm, HOW PROGRESSIVES OVERPOWERED CHEVRON AND TOOK OVER RICHMOND.  Laura Wells will discuss this recent victory by the people of Richmond over mega corporation Chevron Oil.  The San Francisco Bay Area community of 107,000 people attracted national attention in November 2014 in its election for control of City Council. Richmond is home to one of Chevron's two West Coast refineries. The city has long been known as a company town: Chevron is Richmond's largest employer and taxpayer.
     Chevron spent big, and lost big
     The Richmond Progressive Alliance was organized to get corporate-free candidates elected.  It worked with volunteer teams for research, advice, legwork, community back-up on key issues, and continuous links with progressive movements.
     "Run by organizing. Organize by running."
     Wells also helped organize and win the election for 'instant runoff voting' in Oakland in 2006, with 69% voter approval
     Wells is a dynamic activist, enthusiastic speaker, and successful organizer.  She was the 
Green Party candidate for Governor in 2010, and for Controller in 2002 and 2006.  Wells has over 20 years experience in financial systems.  She has degrees from Wayne State University (Phi Beta Kappa) and Antioch University.
Monterey Peace & Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd, Seaside. Free and open to all.
Info:  384-9122
Sponsored by the Green Party of Monterey County


SAN FRANCISCO
Friday, March 24, 7:00 pm, ANSWER Coalition Forum:  Is the Trump regime planning a new Korean war?
2969 Mission Street, San Francisco
Recent actions and statements by the Trump administration and the Pentagon have raised the danger of a new war on the Korean Peninsula. At the same time as top U.S. officials are declaring that “no options are off the table,” massive “war games” are taking place very close to North Korea, and a new U.S. missile system is being deployed in South Korea, dramatically raising the threat of a new conflict.  Join us for presentations and discussion of building the movement to resist a new war.
More than 4 million killed, most of Korea destroyed in 1950-53 U.S. war!   info: 415-821-6545 or
ANSWERsf.org
For more on A NEW KOREAN WAR See also:
http://www.uwpep.org/Index/DELEGATIONS/Entries/2003/11/20_DPRK_NLG_Delegation_Report_2003.html
NORTH KOREA: THE GRAND DECEPTION REVEALED
The Preliminary Report of the October 2003 National Lawyers Guild/American Association of Jurists Delegation to the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea

The deadly situation with Foal Eagle war games, over 300,000 soldiers involved with drones and assassination team --
http://journal-neo.org/2017/03/13/north-korea-the-grand-deception-revealed/
North Korea: the grand deception revealed
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/03/13/pers-m13.html 
Is the US preparing for war against North Korea?
https://gowans.wordpress.com/2017/03/13/pentagon-leads-over-300000-troops-in-a-rehearsal-for-an-invasion-one-week-after-the-white-house-announces-its-considering-military-action-against-north-korea/ 

Pentagon Leads Over 300,000 Troops in a Rehearsal for an Invasion One Week after the White House Announces It’s Considering Military Action against North Korea
     Thanks to Nina Beety for the numerous citations.


Capitola
Saturday, March 25, 10:00 -11:30 am, TOWN HALL with Congressman Jimmy Panetta & Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, New Brighton Middle School Performing Arts Center, Capitola.

Saturday, March 25, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm, Public Talk:  Abandoning Dualistic Thinking, Manjushri Dharma Center, 724 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove. 
Free event
Out of ignorance, we tend to think of daily experience and nirvana (the experience of an enlightened mind) as two separate realities, when actually they are of the same nature:  non-conceptuality, deep freedom and bliss.  Within our conventional reality we often judge people and experiences as good or bad, pleasant or unpleasant, and spend energy trying to avoid the unpleasant, seeking only the people and circumstances we enjoy.  What if we could experience others from a basis of curiosity, openness, and freedom of thought?  What if we viewed our lives and circumstances beyond the lens of habitual dualistic thinking?
Join us for a teaching from
Khenpo Karten Rinpoche, resident monk and teacher at the Manjushri Dharma Center, following our regular mediation practice (10-11am).  Rinpoche will teach directly in his own English.  Event is free, but donations are always appreciated.
More info at: 
manjushridharmacenter.org or contact Rachel C. at rachelmdc2016@gmail.com or 831-901-3156.

Saturday, March 25, 7:30 - 9:30 pm.  Doors open 7:00 pm.  Fun-raiser for Big Sur residents After the Storm,  Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, 4th and Guadalupe, Carmel, (831) 624-7491
Admission: Tickets are $20-$100 sliding scale donation.
 Limited Seating - Advance
ticket purchase recommended.
Tickets online at Eventbrite:
https://big-sur-after-the-storm-3-25-17-fun-raiser.eventbrite.com
Optionally buy tickets in person at Pilgrim's Way Books, Dolores St., between 5th and 6th Streets in Carmel, CA.  For open hours, visit the website:  www.pilgrimsway.com/ or phone 831-624-4955.
About the Event:  This winter, Big Sur residents, workers, and businesses have been severely impacted by the wettest season on record. Flooding, mudslides, fallen trees, and road closures have left many stranded, without shelter, and in dire need of assistance. The public is invited to rally together to support the people of Big Sur and to experience a celebration of song, voices, healing, and generosity. Michael Lojkovic, actor, playwright, screenwriter, and troubadour, will direct an extravaganza of music, literary genius, and joyful surprise that will delight the audience. Songs that uplift the spirit will be sung by a group of Wholehearted Chorus members, directed by Michael. The musical program will be interwoven with poetry and spoken word presentations by Special Guests. Baked goods and concessions will also be offered for sale to cover the use of the venue.
Event flyer:  http://bit.ly/2mCO2Ai Sponsored by:  Aldo Mysterioso Productions & Big Sur After the Storm Relief Fund About the sponsoring organization: The Big Sur After the Storm Relief Fund was created as a community arts production to raise funds, support, and loving awareness for the people of Big Sur impacted by the devastating storms this current winter season.

Sunday, March 26, 1:00 – 4:00 pm NCBI will hold it first CommUNITY Conversation.  Sharing Stories Around the Table at the Center for Change 1238 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.  Participants will hear from a panel of people affected by racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamaphobia, anti-Semitism, or anti-immigrant sentiment in the current social and political climate, then participate in a small group discussion.  Registration: go here to register (registration is free; donations encouraged at the event).
Co-sponsored by: NAACP of Monterey Couty and Whites for Racial Equity.
For questions contact Sue Parris at
info@ncbimc.or.  Thank you!

Sunday, March 26, 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Carmel Valley Association Annual Meeting:   Update on Open Space  
Conservation and Restoration Projects in the Carmel River Watershed.  Presentation by: Lorin Letendre, president of the Carmel River Watershed Conservancy and Sarah Hardgrave, Conservation Program Manager, Big Sur Land Trust.  Q & A WITH MARY ADAMS, our new District 5 Supervisor at 500 Del Mesa, Carmel, Redwood Room, Del Mesa Carmel.  Info, Luana Conley  luanaconley@gmail.com

Note that Using the Law now meets on the fourth Sunday as well as the second Friday.  Apologies for having it wrong last week!
Sunday, March 26, 4:00 – 7:00 pm, Using the Law to Liberate. 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! !  (Meets 2nd Friday at 6 & 4rd Sunday at 4.)  Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd, Seaside. If you are interested, please email Nancy at
nglock@post.harvard.edu

Tuesday, March 28, 6:30pm – 8:30 pm, Jasmine Rand: The Modern Civil Rights Movement, Irvine Auditorium at MIIS, 499 Pierce Street, Monterey.  Jasmine Rand: Attorney to the families of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, civil rights activist, law professor. Presented by the Office of Student Services and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.  Free admission. Reception to follow.

Wed, March 29, 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Coffee Time with Dr Jan Knippers Black, Old Capitol Books 559 Tyler St, Monterey,

Dr. Jan Knippers Black, a professor at MIIS will discuss in an intimate setting her involvement as a board member of Amnesty International. She will be discussing her latest book, The Politics of Human Rights Protection. The first 15 people will have guaranteed seating. Standing room is also available. MIIS Amnesty International will provide free coffee.

Friday, March 31, 12:00 Noon,  Safe Ag, Safe Schools invites you: Chavez Day Press Conference to Ban Chlorpyrifos
at the Old Jail in Salinas.  Featuring speakers from the Monterey Bay Central Labor Council, United Farm Workers, Center for Farmworker Families, Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital and Salinas Elementary Teachers Council!

  What's chlorpyrifos? Chlorpyrifos is one of the most widely used pesticides in the US, 20% of it used in California. It is also a potent neurotoxin that is banned by the U.S. EPA for home use because it harms children’s development. But is still widely used for agriculture in California’s rural areas.

  March 31st, 2017 is the court-ordered deadline for the U.S. EPA to ban chlorpyrifos. But the ban appears likely to be "Trumped" as EPA chief Scott Pruitt gets to work dismantling the agency. It's time for California to step up against Trump and ban this dangerous chemical once and for all. 

  March 31st is also the birthday of Cesar Chavez, who fought tirelessly for this very same issue. Our news conference is in honor of Cesar Chavez and the victories he achieved for farmworkers throughout California.

So bring a sign, bring friends, and continue the legacy of Chavez by demanding that the state protect our next generation by phasing out use of chlorpyrifos!
info:  lucia@pesticidereform.org

Saturday, April 1, 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, April 1, 6:00 pm, NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Life Membership Banquet with Speaker Hilary O. Shelton at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel. Theme:  Celebrating 85 years of civil rights advocacy – the struggle continues!  Ruthie Watts will  receive the Presidents Award; Helen Rucker will receive the Medgar Evers Freedom Legacy Award; Nelson A. Vega will receive the Tolly and Cleo Martin Spirit of Partnership Award. montereynaacp.org
  Register Now!        $75/person  Reserve table for 10 for $750.
Info:  Regina Mason 578-1491.

Sunday, April 2, 10:00 am, 
Celebration of Cesar Chavez: MARCH, Cesar Chavez Park, 250 N. Madeira Avenue, Salinas.
Si Se Puede!

*Protect our families
*Protect field workers
*Protect our communities
*Respect and dignity for the immigrant community
*Stop the separation of families
                  Unity is strength
                  We feed you
For more information 757-6700
Nuestra Voz Es la Fuerza!
UFW Foundation    107.9FM Campesina

Sunday, April 2, 6:30 pm, An Affirming Flame:  Concert for Human Rights  a Benefit for MCNAC and Amnesty International at Wave Street Studios, Monterey, featuring Phillip Crawford (piano) and some of the area’s best jazz musicians:  Stu Reynolds (saxophone), Kenny Stahl (flute), Steve Uccello (bass), Andy Weis (drums) and special guest pianist Dick Whittington.  Additional guest artists to be announced.  Doors open at 6:00 pm.  Music starts at 6:30 pm.  Complimentary beer and wine will be served.  Tickets:  $50 through Eventbrite.

Tuesday, April 4, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Political Organizing for Peace and Social Justice.  Speaker:  Former Congressman Sam Farr. Sponsored by Veterans for Peace, Chapter 46.  Admission is free.  Irvine Auditorium, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, 499 Pierce Street, Monterey.  veteransforpeace.org

Thursday, April 6, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Our Revolution organizational meeting at 1238 Fremont Blvd, Seaside.  Set up teams to work at Farmer’s Markets on SB562 and Federal HR676, both single payer. Contact Natalie for info- 

Thursday, April 6, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, – 9pm,
A RACE THROUGH TIME. An original play by CSUMB alumna Antoinette Anderson that focuses on African American history from the West African slave trade through the Civil Rights movement, and ending in current times with America post Trump election and the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Tickets $5 (students), $7 (general public) Purchase tickets at https://csumb.edu/worldtheater/special-events.  Fundraiser for BSU & NAACP
The World Theater 5260 6th Ave, Seaside

Saturday, April 8, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Earth Day Marina at Locke-Paddon Park, 187 Seaside Circle, Marina.  Celebrate our planet and our city by working together on fun environmental service projects!  Join us to help clean up and beautify the community.  Volunteers will receive a free lunch while enjoying live music by Bag O-Tricks, games, crafts and activities for the whole family.  Bring your water bottle and wear long sleeves.  Parking available at Calvary Baptist Church, 160 Seaside Avenue, across from Locke-Paddon Park.

Saturday, April 8, 3:00 - 5:00 pm, Dr. Sharat Lin will give a program on:  Israel-Palestine in the Era of Trump.  As the Trump Administration signals enhanced support for an increasingly right-wing Netanyahu government, the commitment to a two-state solution may be fading.  But the two-state paradigm itself masks an exceedingly complex and convoluted matrix of separation, inequality, and asymmetric control that has come about under the Oslo process.  On the positive side, Palestine is becoming integral to the progressive discourse in the U.S.
Dr. Lin is a research fellow at the San Jose Peace and Justice Center.  He writes and speaks on global political economy, labor migration, and the Middle East.  Event cosponsored by the Monterey Peace and Justice Center and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Monterey County Branch   Contact info:  899-7322 or 372-5762.  Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd, Seaside.

Monday, April 10, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Indivisible Monterey County General Meeting, Press Club, 1123 Fremont Blvd, Seaside.
General meeting of Indivisible Monterey County.
Open to public. New members and guests welcome.

Wednesday, April 12, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, .  (2nd & 4th Wednesdays) Community for Unity.  We take direct action in a nonviolent way to meet the needs of marginalized people. Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.  For more information, email Miriam at nolackms@yahoo.com


Thursday, April 13 6:00 – 7:30 pm,  Setting the Course:  California Leadership in the Age of Trump:  Panel Discussion with Senator Bill Monning, Assemblyman Mark Stone, and Secretary of Natural Resources John Laird.  Panel Discussion and Q&A
 
Irvine Auditorium, Middlebury Institute of International Studies
499 Pierce Street, Monterey, 
Event is free, but registration is required.  LEARN MORE
With the Trump administration looking to roll back progress on healthcare, environmental sustainability, civil rights, and social equity, California is charting a course in the opposite direction. With a large Democratic majority, the Golden State is poised to assume an even greater leadership role on the environment, economy, and social justice. Please join us for a lively evening with some of California's most visionary leaders as they set the course for the California in the Age of Trump.  Brought to you by Center for Blue Economy at MIIS.

Thursday, April 13, 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, April 14, 3:00 pm, Veterans for Peace (VFP) meet at Monterey Peace & Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.  All veterans and their supporters are welcome.

Friday, April 14, 6:00 – 9:00, Using the Law to Liberate. 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! !  (Meets 2nd Friday at 6 & 3rd Sunday at 4.)  Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd, Seaside. If you are interested, please email Nancy at
nglock@post.harvard.edu

Saturday, April 15, 10:00 am – Noon Monterey County Branch of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) will meet at the Monterey Peace and Justice Center.  WILPF members and those interested in supporting WILPF activities are welcome.  Note change to 3rd Saturday this month only.  The usual 4th Saturday meeting time will resume in May.  The change in April is to avoid conflicting with the many activities for Earth Day and the Science March on April 22.
1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.

Saturday, April 15th, 10:00 am – 12:00 Noon. Tax Day Demonstration (National event) Monterey Peninsula Resistance Statement:  Local plan is to spell out RESIST!! on the beach with tightly packed human bodies (or kelp if need be) and take a picture from the air at 11:30 am.  Info:  jeff_condit@hotmail.com

Tuesday, April 18, the actual TAX DAY for 2017, WILPF, INDIVISIBLE and others plan to pass out flyers at Post Offices about how your tax money is spent.

San Francisco
Friday, April 21, 12:00 Noon,  Earth Day Action for Environmental & Climate Justice! Gather at EPA Office, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco between 2nd/3rd Sts., near Montgomery BART/MUNI  Join the ANSWER Coalition contingent at the rally and march on Earth Day!
  Initiated by the California Environmental Justice Coalition.    Many sponsors.

Saturday, April 22, 1:00 – 4:00 pm,  March for Science and Earth Day Beach Cleanup at Window-on-the-Bay, Camino El Estero & Del Monte Avenue.  Info:  pepper.damico@gmail.com.  March for Science is a nation-wide event.  Details will be announced when permits and plans are in order.

Saturday, April 29, March for Climate. WILPF DetailsTBA.

May 6th: Immigrants’ Rights March in DC and elsewhere.  Watch for details.

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 3/22/17 4:00 am PubWater:  NowPayingForNotUsed Trump
Wed 3/22/17 8:00 pm Low level laser light therapy reduce pain p1
Wed 3/22/17 9:00 pm P2 Nature Photography; 2 String Chinese violin
Thu 3/23/17 7:00 am PubWater:  NowPayingForNotUsed Trump
Thu 3/23/17 1:00 pm Low level laser light therapy to reduce pain p1
Fri 3/24/17 4:00 am Low level laser light therapy to reduce pain p1
Fri 3/24/17 7:00 am P2 Nature Photography; 2 String Chinese violin
Fri 3/24/17 2:00 pm PubWater:  NowPayingForNotUsed Trump
Sat 3/25/17 9:00 pm Cal Am transmitting Marina’s water for use in other than Marina
Mon 3/27/17 4:00 am Cal Am transmitting Marina’s water for use in other than Marina
Mon 3/27/17 2:00 pm Low level laser light therapy reduce pain p1
Mon 3/27/17 3:00 pm P2 Nature Photography; 2 String Chinese violin
Tue 3/28/17 1:00 pm P2 Nature Photography; 2 String Chinese violin


ACTION AND INFORMATION

ISRAEL AND APARTHEID
Please read the moving resignation letter submitted by ESCWA Executive Secretary Rima Khalaf in response to the formal request by UN Secretary General that ESCWA withdraw the publication of a report that asserts Israel is committing Apartheid. Click here to access the full ESCWA report, which has since been removed from the UN website.
http://reviews.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/26224/text-of-resignation-letter-by-escwa-executive-secr
 ESCWA = United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia.

831 Community Action 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)

The URL of the calendar is:

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=831communityinvolvementcalenda%40gmail.com&ctz=America/Los_Angeles
Please email Anita Crawley at 831communityinvolvementcalenda@gmail.com  with any questions.


Community Choice Energy (CCE)
Central Coast cities are voting on whether to adopt Community Choice Energy (CCE), which allows hundreds of thousands of residents in 3 counties to purchase clean, renewable energy (solar, wind). Learn more about CCE at http://montereybaycca.org.
CCE at Risk
Recent votes by Monterey County Supervisors Alejo, Salinas & Phillips threaten timely participation in CCE by residents of unincorporated Monterey County. However, the Supervisors only represent the unincorporated areas of the county. Each city can vote for CCE independently.
Your Help is Needed
Please write or call your elected officials, and attend their meetings (see lists on the right).  Urge your city council member or supervisor to vote for CCE and not miss the upcoming deadline to take part in Monterey Bay region's green energy future.  Also write Letters to the Editor.
Key City Council Votes
Marina is meeting on Wed., Feb 22 (5:30pm
Check this web site for latest info about meetings, in case of any changes:
HERE
Del Rey Oaks: Tue., Feb. 28th @ 6PM; Tue., Mar. 28th @ 6PM
Greenfield: Tue., Mar. 28th @ 6PM



TRACK SENATE VOTES ON KEY NOMINATIONS
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2017/s36 

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 generosity of the community,
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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