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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! 


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.  English as a Second Language spring session has ended.  Summer session will soon be announced.  Open to all.  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.



Peace and Justice through Art:  a youth art show featuring the work of Carmel High School students will be hanging in the MPJC art gallery until mid-May.


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MAY-June PROGRAMS

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


Peace Pick of the Week!

Wednesday, May 17, 7:00 pm,  Barby Ulmer will be the featured speaker for a talk entitled Eyewitness Central America:  Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua, covering an overview of the region successes and on-going struggles in Guatemala, with a focus on the Mayan people, culture and restorative justice system; Nicaragua and its setbacks; El Salvador's economy and the aftermath of the disastrous coup in Honduras.
     Barby Ulmer, with her late husband Vic, were the founders and co-directors of Our Developing World (ODW), based in Saratoga, CA. Formed in 1982, the non-profit organization strives to raise awareness of the struggles and triumphs occurring in developing countries by creating resources for teachers, hosting events, and leading educational trips to countries in Central America, Southeast Asia and Africa.
    
Open to the public.  Suggested donation, $5.00.
For information, please call 831-372-5762.   Co-sponsored by the Monterey Peace and Justice Center and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Monterey County Branch.


Friday, May 19, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Artist Reception:  The Photography of Said Nuseibeh – The Peaceful Days:  Aleppo and Palmyra/Tadmur in Syria.  In the Gallery at the Monterey Peace and Justice Center1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.  The exhibit is on display May 19 through the month of June on Wednesdays and Saturdays from1 pm to 5 pm. 

Sunday, May 21 (third Sunday Jan/Mar/May/July/Sept/Nov.) 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Peace Coalition of Monterey County (PCMC) Steering Committee meets .  Members of the public who have ideas or suggestions for the Peace Coalition are welcome to come to the first part of the meeting to make their presentations.  Proposals for the Peace Coalition may also be made through the representative of any of the member organizations.  Groups who want to join the coalition should contact one of the co-chairs and fill out an application before the meeting:  Sidney Ramsden Scott sramsdenscott@hotmail.com 373-6972 or Deborah Warcken <dwarcken@comcast.net>.
www.peacemonterey.org


Saturday, May 27, 10:00 – 11:30 am, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) meets at Monterey Peace & Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.
Contact Judy jkaras@sonic.net  372-5762


 
Friday, June 2, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm (Breaks and Lunch included)  Bridge Building to Equity Workshop.  Tools to help dissolve racism and other discriminations.  HELP build an awareness bridge to an equitable and comfortable reality for all human beings.  ...LaVerne McLeod, Facilitator.  Our goal is to HELP dissolve racism and other discriminations (religion, gender, sexual orientation, people with different abilities and other differences).  Let’s gain tools to help “Bridge the Gap” between these separations.  Your singular thought and action can create a ripple effect to many.    $65 to register or $50 before April 30.  Call 831-595-9692 or email lavernemcleod@ymail.com.

McLeod has experience in giving moving dramatic presentations of her novel, Corn Hollow. and as a classroom teacher, education counselor and artist.  Raised in the South during the Civil Right Movement, she faced KKK violence in her childhood community and has first-hand experience in integrating a school in Missouri as a teenager.  She holds a Master of Arts in Counselor Education.

Friday, June 9, 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, June 9 and Saturday June 10, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Mother of All Yard Sales.  At the home of our dear friend, lifelong activist Nancy McClintock (who is alive and well and living with her son in Reno.)  1174 Olympia, Seaside.  All proceeds will go to benefit the Monterey Peace and Justice Center.  Save the dates! Details to follow.  Anyone who would be willing to help somewhere along the way with the very big job of sorting, set-up, selling, etc. please contact Stefani Mistretta smistretta@redshift.com.

Thursday, June 15, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Protect Monterey County will hold General Membership meeting and potluck at the Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.  For more information, email info@protectmontereycounty.org.  (PMC is the group that worked so hard and so effectively to pass the anti-fracking measure on the November ballot.) 

Saturday, June 24, 12:0 – 4:00 pm, Bring Your Voice:  Citizen Advocacy Workshop with Kevan Insko.  Kevan Insko, Director of Program and organizational Development for Friends Committee on Legislation of California (FCLCA) will facilitate a workshop focused on grassroots advocacy and training on how to lobby California legislators.  Monterey Peace and Justice Center.  Save the date.   More details will follow. 

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