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The Monterey Peace and Justice Center will remain closed while the state-wide Stay-At-Home order is in effect. The coronavirus transcends every real and perceived border, making it clearer than ever that we are all connected.

Given the need to avoid public gatherings, we are currently working to provide programming via online webinars. We will soon offer our free English Second Language study groups through virtual classes as well.

Even as we are isolated from each other, we can still seek creative ways to renew our relationships, reconnect and bridge the distances, and find ways to commit ourselves to a world where the Earth’s resources are used to sustain life rather than destroy it.

Affiliated with

World Beyond War and is a member of the Peace Coalition of Monterey County.

April 2020 PROGRAMS & Beyond!

The Monterey Peace & Justice Center is closed while the Shelter In Place order is in effect. In the meantime, these programs and events will be conducted in virtual/online meetings.

Virtual ENGLISH as a Second Language (ESL) classes are being offered via Zoom each Thursday, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm until the Shelter-In-Place order is lifted. For meeting access details and for more information, email Lindsay Wendland at mpjcvolunteers@gmail.com or call (417) 307-2652. Para conocer los detalles de acceso y para obtener más información, envíe un correo electrónico a Lindsay Wendland: mpjcvolunteers@gmail.com or call (417) 307-2652. Estas clases en línea continuarán hasta que se levante la orden de Refugio en el lugar. Free, no registration required. / Las clases son gratis. No se requiere registro.

Friday, April 10, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Veterans For Peace Chapter 46 Monterey Monthly Chapter Meeting. VFP 46 meets the second Friday of each month. Online, dial-in conference meetings will be organized while the Monterey County shelter-in-place order is in effect. Chapter business meeting will begin at 3:00 pm and will end no later than 4:30 pm. VFP is open to all veterans and veteran supporters. Join here: https://www.veteransforpeace.org/take-action/join-renew. Contact Justin Loza for more information and for tele-conferencing details: Justin.loza@vfp46.com

Saturday, April 18, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm: The COVID-19 Pandemic: Apocalypse or Opportunity, a briefing by Dr. Sharat G. Lin. Zoom online event: Register in advance HERE to receive. Free event. What is different about COVID-19 from other diseases? Suddenly everything is being reprioritized: universal health care, paid sick-leave, drug companies sharing data on vaccines and treatments, housing for the unhoused, reducing the number of prisoners, restructured food chains, reducing meat consumption, multi-trillion dollar rescue packages, war ceasefires, lifting sanctions are the new existential priorities. Meanwhile, fossil fuel consumption, traffic jams, and air pollution have plummeted, providing a possible respite in global warming, the other existential threat. This is a global shock solely to the human species. Is it an opportunity to reset priorities for humanity?​

Dr. Sharat G. Lin has written and lectured on global political economy, public health, labor migration, social movements, and the arts of protest. He is with the Initiative for Equality, San Jose Peace and Justice Center, and Human Agenda. Hosted and sponsored by the Monterey Peace and Justice Center and the Peace Coalition of Monterey County. Facebook event page.

MPJC IS HIRING! The position of Volunteer Manager is a part-time staff position. The position involves recruiting, training, supervising, and retaining volunteers. The Volunteer Manager will be responsible for seeing that the Center is staffed during open hours and as needed for various programs, events and special projects, including the English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, art gallery and lending library. The Volunteer manager will use a variety of interpersonal, communication, and administrative skills to coordinate a pool of volunteers in activities that further the mission of the Monterey Peace and Justice Center. Find the job description HERE. If you’re interested or can refer someone, find the application HERE.