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Find us at 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside!

ART GALLERY, LIBRARY and Reading Room are open Wednesday & Saturday from 1:00 - 5:30 pm. .  Come by and browse our books, preview the DVDs, read Zee Magazine, YES!, Mother Jones, The Progressive Populist or The Progressive or just chat and have a cup of tea! 

Friday, October 20, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Art Opening Reception for MESSAGEBOARD:  The Youth Arts Collective of Monterey has a message for you. In fact, they have about 30 messages for you. In an eclectic body of work presented by the Monterey Peace & Justice Center in Seaside, the young artists of YAC want you to see what they stand for
YAC's mission is "to inspire creativity, kindness, and confidence in our youth through artistic expression and mutual respect." In short, do art. Be Kind. Come see what else these new voices have to say. The public is invited to this free event, donations to the Center welcomed. Refreshments will be served.
YAC is a nonprofit, after school art studio and mentorship program for high school and college artists - brilliant and struggling, confident and fringe, multi-ethnic, multi-tempered, and over 40% financially challenged. They learn art, job, and life skills, and gain a healthy dose of self-esteem and gratitude along the way. YACsters learn to believe in themselves, take creative risk, and give back.
It will be in the Art Gallery of the Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.MontereyHelen@gmail.com or 831-889-7322.

Tuesday, September 19, 6:30 – 8:30 pm,  Fall 2017 English as a Second Language (ESL) classes start at MPJC and will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings through November 16.  No advance registration is required.  Walk-ins are welcome.  The free classes are taught by MIIS students pursuing their MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language (TESOL).  Classes are held at the Monterey Peace & Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA.  For more information, contact Catherine at (831) 394-1915.

Saturday, October 21, 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Saturdays through November 11,  Spanish-English Conversation Circle / Grupo de Conversación en Inglés y Español,   Info:  915-7257.

Monterey Peace and Justice Center has received a "Next Steps" grant from the General Endowment-Opportunity Fund of the Community Foundation of Monterey County.  It is for organizational strengthening as well as general support.  The board will be preparing a two-year capacity improvement plan.


The Monterey Peace & Justice Center is open 1:00 – 5:30 pm Wednesday and Saturday

Thursday, October 26, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Gun VIolence - Panel Discussion and Film with DeVone Boggan, Shari Hastey, Jaquoby Tyler.  Screening of the documentary on Richmond CA's Operation Peacemaker Fellowship, featuring the work of DeVone Boggan.  
This  program is the last of the 2017 “Big Idea” series on gun violence sponsored by the Monterey Peace and Justice Center.

Saturday, October 28, 10:00 – 11:30 am, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

Saturday, October 28, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, A screening of Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives:  The Environmental Footprint of War, By Alice & Lincoln Day, followed by discussion. Sponsored by the Monterey Peace and Justice Center, the film comes to us from World Beyond War  wbw.org.
Public is welcome. $5 suggested donation but no one turned away for lack of funds.
Monterey Peace & Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside

Friday, November 10, 2:00 – 5:00 pm, Veterans for Peace (VFP) meet.  All veterans and their supporters are welcome.  Come at 2:00 for a social hour. Refreshments will be provided. Our chapter business meeting will begin as usual at 3:00. 

Sunday, November 12, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, A BOLD PEACE, In a country with no military, another way to live beckons to the world:  Costa Rica’s path of demilitarization.  The award-winning film will be screened at the Monterey Public Library, Pacific & Jefferson in Monterey.  Discussion will follow the screening. The program is sponsored by Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and the Monterey Peace and Justice Center.  It is not sponsored by the Monterey Library and does not necessarily express their views.  The event is free and open to the public.  Info:  899-3722 or montereypeaceandjustice@gmail.com.