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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!   

  ART EXHIBIT:  Continue the Work. Photography by Bob Fitch will be ready for viewing on June 4 with the opening reception scheduled for June 8 at 5 - 7 pm.   Through June.

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.

Monterey Peace and Justice Center is affiliated with
World Beyond War and is a member of the Peace Coalition of Monterey County.

June - August 2018 PROGRAMS

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

Monterey Peace and Justice Art Gallery:  Continue the Work.  Exhibit of photography of Bob Fitch from the personal collection of Karen ShafferThe late activist photographer Bob Fitch spent a lifetime photographing various local, national, and international peace and social justice movements, capturing images of iconic figures such as Cesar Chavez, Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, and Dorothy Day, as well as everyday people struggling for justice. His compelling photos tell the stories of their struggles.  He would be saying right now, “Continue the work."

     The photo exhibit runs through the month of June and may be viewed during the Center’s open hours – 1:00 – 5:30 pm Wednesday and Saturday afternoons as well as during events at the Center.  
     Locally, Fitch was an advisor to the Monterey Peace and Justice Center in its planning stages (in 2003/4 before we opened our doors). He was then on the staff of the Santa Cruz Resource Center for Nonviolence.
     The Bob Fitch Photography Archive at the Stanford Libraries contains over 200,000 images, primarily black and white photographs and negatives, spanning the period from 1965 to the present. 3500 images (of the 275,000 images he took) are free and are available for the public to download, as part of Fitch’s arrangement with Stanford.

Saturday, June 16, 2:00 pm,Healing Justice:  Beyond Our Failed Prison System,Laura Magnani,AFSC staff member of the Healing Justice program will talk about prison abolition, ending solidarity confinement, and other topics. Discussion will follow the presentation.  Light Refreshments.  There is no charge but donations are appreciated.  Sponsored by The Peace and Social Justice Committee of the Monterey Peninsula Friends Meeting, and Women’s International League for Peace and Justice. 

Saturday, June 23, 10:00 – 11:30 am,Women’s International League for Peace and Freedommeetsat   Contact jvandevere@comcast.net

Saturday, June 23, 3:00 – 5:0 pm, 
The Singing Revolution
, documentary film and discussion brought to you by the Monterey Peace and Justice Center.  The Singing Revolution(2006) is the story of how culture, citizenship, and a commitment to nonviolence sustained the tiny nation of Estonia and served as the bedrock for their successful struggle for independence.  Song became the national voice and the weapon of choice between 1987 and 1991, when Estonians revolted against decades of oppressive Soviet occupation.  The bloodless revolution was waged with a series of spontaneous singing events, drawing hundreds of thousands to public rallies to sing patriotic songs banned by the Soviet government.  The songs embodied the spirit, patience and determination of the Estonian people and served as the cultural catalyst that galvanized and united them as a nation. 
This event is the part of MPJC’s “Power of Song” series.
The event is fee and the public is invited. Donations are welcome.

Friday, August 10, 2:00 – 5:00 pm, Veterans for Peace(VFP) meet at Monterey Peace & Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.  All veterans and their supporters are welcome - at 2:00 for a social hour. Refreshments will be provided. Our chapter business meeting will begin as usual at 3:00.   Contact Justin Loza Justin.loza@vfp46.com

Friday, August 10, 7:30 pm, Roy Zimmermanreturns to the Monterey Peace and Justice Center with original songs and song parodies skewering the outrages of our time.  His new show is called RiZe Up.
MPJC, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside
$20 or pay what you can.  

Friday, August 20, 7:30 pm, Roy Zimmerman returns to the Monterey Peace and Justice Center with original songs and song parodies skewering the outrages of our time.  His new show is called RiZe Up.
$20 or pay what you can.