Upcoming Events

5:00 pm Vigil with Women (and Men) in Black
Vigil with Women (and Men) in Black
Sep 3 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Vigil with Women (and Men) in Black @ Overpass | Nevada City | California | United States
Vigil with women (and men) in black (or, come as you are) for Palestinian justice with information (signs and handouts available).  This vigil occurs each Thursday.   On the first Thursday of the month at[...]
4:30 pm Nevada County Democratic Women’s...
Nevada County Democratic Women’s...
Sep 5 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
The Nevada County Democratic Women’s Club is a chartered member of the Nevada County Democratic Party. The monthly meetings are the first Saturday of the month.   Please note:  We have decided to raise the[...]
3:00 pm Nevada County Progressive Allian...
Nevada County Progressive Allian...
Sep 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Meeting time for the Nevada County Progressive Alliance falls on the 1st Monday of each month.
6:00 pm Volunteers for California Careforce
Volunteers for California Careforce
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Volunteers for California Careforce @ Briar Patch Community Room | Grass Valley | California | United States
  You’ve probably been hearing about the free medical, dental and vision 2-day clinic being brought to Grass Valley by the non-profit California CareForce next November 14th and 15th . Registration is now open for[...]
10:00 am League of Women Voters of Wester...
League of Women Voters of Wester...
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
ALL are welcome to attend our general meetings, 2nd Saturday of every month. We cover a variety of topics;  please see our calender for more information. http://www.lwvwnc.org/calendar.html
2:00 pm March in Constitution Day Parade...
March in Constitution Day Parade...
Sep 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
September 13th is the Constitution Day Parade! Come out and march with Nevada County Move to Amend.  What more perfect placement for us than the Constitution Day Parade celebrating the entire Constitution including the 27[...]
12:00 pm Peace and Justice Center monthly...
Peace and Justice Center monthly...
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Peace and Justice Center monthly Board meeting @ Call for Location 530-615-7859
The Peace and Justice Center board meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at Noon. Call for location, 530-615-7859. Welcoming new potential Board members
1:00 pm Grandmothers For Peace of Nevada...
Grandmothers For Peace of Nevada...
Sep 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Grandmothers For Peace of Nevada County @ Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains | Grass Valley | California | United States
Mission:  To promote a world of peace for this, and future, generations.   We coordinate and sponsor projects that bring awareness to our community about peaceful ways of being in the world.  People don’t have[...]
5:00 pm Come to Northridge, raise funds ...
Come to Northridge, raise funds ...
Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come to Northridge, raise funds for free clinic @ Northridge Restaurant | Penn Valley | California | United States
The next fundraising dinner for the California CareForce free medical, dental and vision clinic coming to Grass Valley on November 14th and 15th. A portion of all proceeds will help offset clinic costs. Visit: www.californiacareforce.org[...]
1:30 pm Economic Liberty for Main Street...
Economic Liberty for Main Street...
Sep 16 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Economic Liberty for Main Street working group @ Tomes Bookstore/Sierra Mtn. Coffee Roasters | Grass Valley | California | United States
Economic Liberty For Main Street, the Nevada County chapter of the Public Banking Institute, meets the 3rd Wednesdays as a working group to implement a county charter and establish a public bank for Nevada County.[...]
11:00 am Healthcare for All-CA (Nevada Co...
Healthcare for All-CA (Nevada Co...
Sep 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Healthcare for All-CA (Nevada County chapter) @ BriarPatch Coop Community Room | Grass Valley | California | United States
Healthcare for All-Nevada County is  working to bring universal, single-payer healthcare to all Californians (Improved Medicare For All). All meetings open to the public, newcomers welcome.


Stop war with Iran

The Peace Alliance is on record as strongly supporting the Iran Nuclear Agreement negotiated by the United States, Iran, and five other nations. Right now, many Members of Congress plan to vote against the agreement, which would likely send us on a path to war or some form of direct military engagement.

We are joining with dozens of other groups in a petition to Congress urging their support for this deal. While this petition is worded in a far more partisan fashion than we typically endorse, it’s thrust is consistent with our position and there is a substantial coalition behind it helping to create buzz and momentum. Therefore, we’d like to pass it along to you to give you an opportunity to sign.

Sign the petition stating that you want the Iran nuclear deal approved. >>

The vote on the Iran deal is going to be a close one, and we want to make sure that you have every possible chance to let your lawmakers know that you support diplomatic solutions to resolve difficult international disputes rather than war. We will have more actions in the future.

The process of diplomacy is long and often involves difficult tradeoffs. The negotiators of this deal included scientific experts like Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, who insists that this deal would successfully prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon, with the most comprehensive monitoring system ever implemented for nuclear inspections.

Sign the petition today.

Thank you,

Bob Baskin
President, Peace Alliance

Get Involved! Help Choose Peace in the Middle East

GET INVOLVED!     Click Here     or use the menu above to send emails to your representatives in Congress!  Let them know it’s time for Congress to choose peace!  Our goal is 100 emails!  We have 58.  Get your friends to help!  Email again!

Iran Nuc Negotiators

Negotiators EU, Iran,UK and US [The Guardian]

After years of negotiations, together with our international partners we have achieved  a comprehensive, long-term deal that will verifiably prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.  It has the full backing of the international community.

Without it, Iran’s nuclear program will be unconstrained and there will almost certainly be more war in the Middle East.  Check here to learn how the deal will work – The Deal .  For more details, check here:   The Joint Plan Of Action

Now that agreement has been reached, our Congress must decide whether it will support the deal or vote against it. There is strong opposition.  What can they be thinking?  We have had a difficult history with Iran, but it is possible to change.  Approval will demonstrate to allies and enemies that we are committed to multilateral diplomacy to resolve conflict and that we don’t rely only on our military.

BriarPatch Co-op to install Peace Pole Sept. 21

“May peace prevail on Earth.” That’s the simple message that has been shared all over the world on what are called “Peace Poles,” which have become the most recognized international peace symbol and monument the world over.  As a result of a project that began in 1986, more than 200,000 Peace Poles are now standing in almost every country throughout the world.

BriarPatch Co-op will join in spreading this hopeful message by installing a Peace Pole near the gazebo by the parking lot on Monday, September 21, the International Day of Peace. In partnership with the Peace and Justice Center of Nevada County, the Co-op will hold a dedication ceremony at 9:00 a.m. that morning. Everyone is invited to attend.

Day of Peace gathering sponsored by Peace and Justice Center of Nevada County

On the previous day, Sunday, September 20, the Peace and Justice Center will hold an event called “Give Peace a Song,” which will feature speakers, music, a sing-along, and free apple cobbler. The Peace and Justice Center invites all people of faith, conscience, and goodwill in the spirit of nonviolence to come and join in speaking out publicly for an end to war, poverty, and environmental destruction. The event will take place from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Nevada City Veterans’ Hall at 415 N. Pine Street. For more information visit www.ncpeace.org. To participate, contact Lorraine at 274-1077.

peace poleWhat is a Peace Pole?

Peace Poles are an internationally recognized symbol of the hopes and dreams of the entire human family, as they stand vigil as a silent prayer for peace on earth. Each Peace Pole bears the message May Peace Prevail on Earth written in different languages on each of its four or six sides. Tens of thousands of Peace Poles have been erected in nearly every country in the world, where they’ve been dedicated as monuments to peace.

Peace Poles have been presented to many international organizations and governments to promote a culture of peace around the world. Peace-lovers of all faiths have been involved in Peace Pole dedications, as well as city officials and members of diverse clubs.

There are Peace Poles on the Allenby Bridge between Israel and Jordan; at the War Museum in Vietnam; at Robben Island in South Africa, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned; and at schools, churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples across the U.S. and around the world.

Peace & Justice Booth at Nevada County Fair

Nevada County Fair - PJC

Check our PHOTOS  to see the booth and Peace posters at the fair.

Our partner organizations were:  Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Nevada-Placer, The Peace Alliance, Palestine-Israel Working Group, Creating Communities Beyond Bias, Nevada Union High School Social Justice Club, and the Peace & Justice Center of Nevada County.

We featured local Peacebuilding organizations: Alternatives To Violence Project, Child Advocates of Nevada County,  Partners Family Resource Center, Gather the Women of Nevada County, The Mankind Project, NEO: New Events & Opportunities.

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