Weekly Calendar

June 19, 2019
Monterey County

The Peace Calendar is brought to you each week by
The Peace Coalition of Monterey County

Juneteenth is a time to celebrate how far we’ve come while assessing how far we still have to go.June 19, 1865, changed the life trajectories of enslaved Black people across the country. On that day, news that the Civil War had ended and that the enslaved were now free finally reached Galveston, Texas. This opened up a world of opportunities denied to generations of Black people — the people who were forced to build this country, fought for centuries to end legalized slavery and paved the way for us with their blood, sweat, and tears. We owe it to them to keep up the effort until all are fully free from the long shadow of slavery.

Quote of the Week

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, thepatience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
...Harriet Tubman



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Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  English classes will be continued during the summer.  No advance registration is required.  Walk-ins are welcome.  Some English is needed to participate.  Free.  For more information:  899-7322. Todas las clases Inglés son gratuitas y para estudiantes de todos niveles.  Se necesita algo de inglés para participar.  No necesitan registrarse. ¡Todos son bienvenidos!  Para más información, llame al 831-915-7257.  Por favor comparte esta información con amigos y vecinos.
   Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside. 

At the Monterey Peace and Justice Center Art Gallery:  History, Memory, and Voices:  Selected Readings and Portraits from CSUMB’s Oral History and Community Memory Archive.  1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside. 

"Seaside Voices" and "LGBTQ Community of Monterey County", both represent a collaborative exploration of life stories that provide a deeper understanding of the Central Coast's multicultural past, present and future. Learn more about the Oral History and Community Memory Archiveat https://csumb.edu/hcom/oral-history-community-memory.
The exhibit of stories and photographs runs through August, 2019.  The artwork is available for viewing Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM and when the Peace Center is open for public events.  For a listing of events at the Peace Center, visit the online Weekly Peace Calendar at tinyurl.com/Weekly-Peace-Calendaror subscribe.  See below.
Sponsors:  Monterey Peace and Justice Center and California State University, Monterey Bay’s School of Humanities and Communication (HCOM).
Kristen LaFolette, Archive Co-director, kiafollette@csumb.edu

Thursday, June 20 at 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
, Join the Democratic Women of Monterey County in a program on Women and Guns.  We will listen to Marina Police Chief Tina M. Nieto and Pacific Grove Police Chief Cathy Madalonegive their unique perspectives on individual and community safety, violence, and gun ownership.  They also have insight on where women stand on these issues. Join us for a thought provoking conversation as we engage with two outstanding public servants
Hilton Garden Inn, 1000 Aguajito Road, Monterey
Luncheon reservations are available online at the DWMC website,  
www.dw-mc.org, or send a check ($35 for members, $45 non-members) to DWMC, P.O. Box 223003, Carmel, CA 93922.
For information, call 831.200.DWMC, or visit 
Luncheon reservations must be received by Tuesday, June 18.

Saturday, June 22, 7:00 pm, Hippies in Pagrovia, John McCleary, longtime resident, photojournalist and author of The Hippie Dictionary, will present an E-slide show of images of the hippie history of Pacific Grove.  PG Art Center, 568 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove.  Admission is a $10 donation to the Pacific Grove Art Center.  The presentation contains over 100 photos, posters and illustrations describing the idyllic, imaginative, and outrageous life in Pacific Grove back in the day of 1960s and 1970s counterculture, including stories about Tillie Gort’s, PG Art Center, The Granary, OZ, The 812 Cinema, Recycled Records, KAZU Radio and more. A book signing of The Hippie Dictionary:  A Cultural Encyclopedia of the 1960sand 1970s will follow with part of the proceeds going to the PG Art Center.  For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact the PG art Center at 375-2208 or their website at pgartcenter.org/Events/Tickets. html<Brownstein

Wednesday, June 26, 10:00 – 11:30 am, Meeting: 
Fund for Homeless Women.  St Mary’s by the Sea Episcopal Church,146 12thStreet (and Central Ave.), Pacific Grove. http://fundforhomelesswomen.org  
No Meeting in May.

Thursday, July 4, Independence Day Paradein Monterey.  Peace Coalition of Monterey County will have a unit in the parade.  All peace people are invited to join the group. More details later.  Peace Coalition organizations are encouraged to bring their banners to carry behind the Peace Coalition banner.
No unauthorized signs!

Saturday, July 6, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Why all the Conversation About Racism?facilitated by author and lecturerLaVerne McLeod. This Bridge Building to Equity Workshop ©2017 is an opportunity to go beyond the guilt and fragility that often makes conversations around racism uncomfortable.  In a non-conventional, embracing  environment, participants will dive deep into conversations exploring racism, as the “how come” becomes more evident. “New” mindsets for opening the doors of change will be explored through the interjection play and artistic activities. The workshop will be held at a private Big Sur mountain-view home. Workshop fee is $100, payable through PayPal, credit card, cash, or check.  Breakfast, snack, lunch, and dinner are included.  Register by email, lavernemcleod@ymail.comor by phone, (831) 595-9692.  The address and directions will be provided upon registration. 

LaVerne McLeod is the author of Corn Hollow: A Journey of Sorrow and Triumph, a fictional work based on her own experience with segregation in the American South.  Her Tedx Talk, Breaking Ground to Plant New Racial Identities was release in January 2019:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5702fkhYeXU. 

Friday, July 19, 6:30pm to 8:30pm, 
Knock Down The House: Screening & Panel Discussion.  This 2019 documentary is a timely and powerful portrait of bold, risk-taking women, all from very different backgrounds and communities.  It profiles four female, progressive, non-career politician candidates who, against all odds, run for congressional seats, challenging seemingly unbeatable opponents.  A discussion on representation and accountability will follow the film and will be led by women who have run, (or are currently running), for office here in Monterey County.  Panelists include: newly elected Del Rey Oaks mayor Alison Kerr;  current candidate for 4th District County Board of Supervisor District 4, Wendy Root Askew; 2016 Seaside mayoral candidate Kay Cline, and possible others.  The Monterey Peace and Justice Center does not endorse candidates. This film screening and panel discussion is for educational purposes only.  Location:  Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside. Free, Open to the Public.  Film website:  https://knockdownthehouse.com/ For more info, contact montereypeaceandjustice@gmail.com  or (831) 899-7322.

Friday, July 26, potluck at 6:30, concert 7:30 – 9:30,
with his hilarious, satirical songs in a Rize-Up Concert for the Monterey Peace and Justice Center.At the Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside. More details to follow.

Saturday, August 3, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, 
Hiroshima-Nagasaki Remembrance Day & Peace Lantern Ceremony,Lovers Point Cove, Pacific Grove.  Sponsored by Women’s International League for Pace and Freedom Monterey Branch and co-sponsored by Monterey Peace and Justice Center, Quakers, peace Coalition of Monterey County, Veterans for Peace.
Saturday, August 17, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Sharat G. Linwill present a talk on Political economy of Migration and the U.S.-Mexico borderMonterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.

Saturday, August 29, 7:00 – 9:00 pm,
Pamela Sexton, will present a talk on East Timor’s Struggle for Self-determination, Human Rights, and Justice.  Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.


Win Without War
This week, Congress is considering $8.7 BILLION for fighter jets so plagued with problems they may never work.They’re making the first down payments on $1.7 TRILLION on new nuclear weapons. And they’re adding even more to the over $6 TRILLION our endless wars have already cost us.

The Pentagon Budget is outrageously and astronomically excessive. We are spending more today at the Pentagon than we have since the height of World War II — mostly to pad unnecessary budget lines for endless wars, failed weapons, and corporate handouts.

It’s beyond time for us to redirect the TRILLIONS spent on weapons for yesterday’s wars toward desperately needed investments in a better tomorrow. That’s why a HUGE COALITION of progressive organizations is coming together to fight for cutting wasteful Pentagon spending to fund pressing priorities like climate change, income inequality, and our broken healthcare system.

Add your name to demand Congress and Presidential candidates end the cycle of blank check Pentagon waste.

No president should be able to start a nuclear war:
We need to do all that we can to stop Trump – or any future president – from having their finger on the nuclear button, says AFSC’s Joseph Gerson.


Religious leaders take a stand against immoral White House policies:
Watch AFSC General Secretary Joyce Ajlouny speak out against child detention as part of Moral Witness Wednesday in Washington, D.C., organized by Repairers of the Breach. (Twitter)


Win Without War says that Rep. Panetta is voting on key defense and foreign policy decisions – starting this evening.  Now is the time to get in touch!


  SUPPORT! Rep. Ted Lieu’s amendment to block Trump’s egregious action to bypass Congress and sell weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates despite their ongoing war crimes in Yemen and human rights abuses at home and abroad.

  SUPPORT!Rep. Jackie Speier’s amendment that prevents the Pentagon from spending money to implement the hateful and discriminatory Trump policy that bans transgender people from serving in the military.

  OPPOSE!Rep. Liz Cheney’s amendment to reverse a ban in the underlying bill on funding for the dangerous “low-yield” nuclear weapon, which Trump considers more usable, making it a gateway nuke to a full-scale nuclear war.

  OPPOSE!Reps. Gary Palmer and Jeff Duncan’s amendment to strike underlying bill language to implement the historic Paris Climate Agreement.

  OPPOSE!Reps. Michael Burgess and Jason Smith’s amendment to strike underlying bill language that blocks funding for the Army Corps of Engineers from being used to construct Trump’s border wall.

https://panetta. house.gov/contact
424-2229 (Salinas office)
202-225-6791 (Washington office)
202-224-3121  (Congressional Switchboard)

And WILPF says remember to ask him to co-sponsor the Nuclear Weapons Abolition & Economic and Energy Conversion Act – a bill to abolish nuclear weapons! – introduced by Eleanor Holmes Norton.  Learn more at www.prop1.org

Information Resources: Israel/Palestine

   If Americans Knew


  Jewish Voice For Peace




  Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions


  B’Tselem: Israel’s Human Rights Organization


  Middle East Eye


  Electronic Intifada






  Palestinian Refugees and the Right of Return


  Middle East Children’s Alliance


  +972 Magazine


  Israel Occupation Archive


  Institute for Middle East Understanding


  International Middle East Media Center


   If Not Now


  Friends of Sabeel


   US Campaign for Palestinian Rights


  Breaking the Silence


  National Students for Justice in Palestine



ThePeace Coalition of Monterey Countyis a coalition of 10 Monterey County organizations working for nonviolent solutions to world conflicts since 1991. If world peace is one of the concerns of your organization, you may want to join the Coalition.
Contact Sidney Ramsden Scott, co-chair, sramsdenscott@hotmail.com.
 PCMC’s Peace Calendar evolved in the early 2000’s to facilitate networking among Peace Coalition organizations. This Peace Calendar is designed to be a part of that networking.   
The Peace Calendar may to be viewed at the Monterey Peace and Justice Center website  (peace central) or the Peace Coalition website (peace Monterey).
ABOUT the Monterey Peace & Justice Center (MPJC):
MPJC welcomes its new Volunteer Coordinator:
Lindsay Wendland
Get in touch with her if you are interested in the various opportunities for volunteers at the Center.  Or you can leave a message about volunteering at 

899-7322 ormontereypeaceandjustice@gmail.com

THANKS to the continuing generosity of caring people in Monterey County,MPJC is able to provide a venue for programs put on Peace Coalition member organizations and by other allied community groups.If you wish to support MPJC’s education and advocacy, mail a check to MPJC, PO Box 1823, Seaside, CA 93955.  Or go to our website 
https://peacecentral.wordpress.comand donate through PayPal.  All donations are tax-deductible.  MPJC is a 501(c)3 organization, a public benefit corporation.

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

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. 
Leave a message about interest in volunteering at 899-7322 or montereypeaceandjustice@gmail.com

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

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

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

Questions about the Peace Coalition of Monterey County should go to the co-chair, Sidney Ramsden Scott <sramsdenscott@hotmail.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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