What's Happening?

ONGOING PROGRAMS OF THE
MONTEREY PEACE & JUSTICE CENTER

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! 

Monterey Peace and Justice Center Art Gallery:  SHE/HER, collected works by Tatiana Hart are on display through the month of July, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1 pm to 5:00 pm.    

Monday & Wednesday, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.  English as a Second Language Summer Session until week of Aug 21.  Free. Gratis! 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.

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.

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JULY - AUGUST PROGRAMS

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


Tuesdays, July 11 – August 1, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Spanish-English Conversation Circle - MIIS student-led.  Weekly conversation circle, multi-level, with half the class conversing in English, and half the class in Spanish.  Led by an MIIS student as part of the Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP).  Walk-ins are welcome. 
Monterey Peace & Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd, Seaside
For more info, contact Kristen Laurent, klaurent@miis.edu
                     
Saturday, July 22, 10:00 – 11:30 am, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedomat Monterey Peace & Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.   372-5762

Tuesdays, July 25 & August 1, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, Meeting of the Spanish-English Conversation Circle - MIIS student-led.  Weekly conversation circle, multi-level, with half the class conversing in English, and half the class in Spanish.  Led by an MIIS student as part of the Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP).  Walk-ins are welcome.  August 1 is last meeting.

Friday, July 28, 7:00 – 9:00 pmSo, what about FaceBook? Social Networking with Facebook, tutorial at the Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.  Being the world's most popular Social Media Network, with 214 million users in the U.S. alone, there's more to FaceBook than just sharing cat pictures.  Whether you're old and tech-deficient or young and curious, come and discover WHAT YOU DON"T KNOW at this panel tutorial with social media pros Audra Walton, Catherine Crockett, Efrem Valentin and friends.  Learn how to set up an account, send and accept friend' requests, share articles and videos, comment on posts, upload pictures, videos and documents, live stream, and much more.  Sponsored by the Green Party of Monterey County.
Contact Info: Audra Walton 204-0809, 
kaleolani.aw@gmail.comfacebook.com/walton.audra

Saturday, August 5, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
 Thirteenth Annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki Remembrance Day Lovers Point Beach Cove, Ocean View Blvd., at 17th Street, Pacific Grove.
Peace Lantern Ceremony: This beautiful and moving tradition honors those who suffered the atomic bombings in 1945. The ceremony reaffirms our commitment to a nuclear-free world so that such a tragedy is never repeated.

Program: 
7:00 pm: Lantern making and performance by Monterey’s Taiko Drumming group, Shinsho-Mugen Daiko.

7:45 pm: Music, poetry, and messages of hope and peace.  Chris Hasegawa, Joyce Vandevere, and others will speak. 

8:15 pm: Launching of the peace lanterns.  Tai-Chi Master Jim Scott-Behrends will play meditative strains of flute

The Public is invited to this free event. 


For more information, contact Catherine at (831) 394-1915 or email 
cm_crockett@sbcglobal.net
Sponsored by:  
Monterey Peace and Justice Center (MPJC)
Monterey Peninsula Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Peace Coalition of Monterey County (PCMC)
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Monterey County Branch 

 Friday, August 18, 7:00 – 9:00 pm in Spanish
Saturday, August 19, 2:00 – 4:00 pm in English.
Fueling the Fire: U.S. Arms Sales to Mexico, two programs led by John Lindsay-Poland of the American Friends Service Committee who coordinates research and advocacy to end the iron river of U.S. weapons that deepen the violence and destruction of families in Mexico.  After a decade of the U.S.-supported drug war, Mexico is experiencing more killings than ever – most of them committed with guns coming from the United States, legally or illegally.  In addition to his talk, he'll be showing Where the Guns Go, a 26-minute film he co-directed, which brings together testimonies of human rights activists, journalists, and Mexicans directly affected by the violence.  WILPF co-sponsoring at the Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.
Please tell your Spanish-speaking friends and your Spanish-learning friends to come to the Friday night event!  More info jkaras@sonic.net.


  

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