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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!   

MPJC Art Gallery.  Mapping Our World. The exhibit ends in mid-October to be replaced by Stories from Salinas (see article to right)
Highlights of the exhibit include vintage maps and a collection of World Beyond War‘s “Mapping Militarism” series, depicting weapons exports, U.S. troop presence, countries with nuclear capability, and ongoing wars and conflicts. The exhibit may be viewed during MPJC’s open hours 1 – 5:30 Wednesday and Saturday or during programs at the Center.  

 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.

Breaking news!

MPJC has been accepted into the Monterey Gives! fundraising program for 2018.

October 2018 PROGRAMS

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

Events at the Center unless otherwise noted:

Friday, October 19, 5:30 – 8:00 pm, Doors open at 5 pm.  Art Gallery Open House – Stories from Salinashosted by the Monterey Peace and Justice Center.  1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.  The public is welcome.  $5 donation suggested.  No one is turned away.  Stories written and photographed by Jay Dunn highlight programs of the Salinas Youth Initiative, providing East Salinas youth with enrichment opportunities, funded by the David & Lucile Packard Foundation in partnership with the Community Foundation for Monterey County.  info:  montereypeaceandjustice@gmail.com

Central Coast Premiere
Saturday, October 20th, 2:00 pm,MPJC presents the Central Coast Premiere of DARK MONEY, A Kimberly Reed Film, released July 2018.  This political thriller examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials.  The film takes viewers to Montana—a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide—to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court’s Citizens Uniteddecision.  Through this gripping story, DARK MONEY uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold. Discussion will follow.  
This Sundance award-winning documentary is directed/produced by Kimberly Reed (PRODIGAL SONS) and produced by Katy Chevigny (E-TEAM). Runtime: 98 mins.  This event, sponsored by the Monterey Peace and Justice Center and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, is a collaboration with POV, PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series.  Learn more at the POV website: http://www.pbs.org/pov/Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.  Info:  montereypeaceandjustice@gmail.com or call (831) 915-7257. 

Save the dates:

Saturday, December 1, 3:00 -5:00pm,  Joyeux Noel, Dramatization based on spontaneous true event during WWI on Christmas Eve 1914.  Sponsored by PCMC, VFP, MPJC, WILPF.

Sunday, December 9, Annual Miniature Art Show and Drawing, craft sale and party at the Monterey Peace and Justice Center.  Miniature art will be displayed beginning in mid-November.  MPJC invites artists to donate pieces to this annual fund-raising and fun event for the Peace Center.