Upcoming Events

4:00 pm Nevada County Progressive Allian...
Nevada County Progressive Allian...
Mar 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Usual meeting time for the Nevada County Progressive Alliance falls on the 1st Mondays of the month.
6:30 pm NVC Practice Group
NVC Practice Group
Mar 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
I’ll be facilitating our next Nevada City NVC practice group and I’d love you to be part of it! Setting: A safe, cozy rug room that fits up to 15. Proposed subject: Enemy images and the[...]
8:30 am Nevada County Democratic Women’s...
Nevada County Democratic Women’s...
Mar 7 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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[...]
6:00 pm Introduction to Nonviolent Commu...
Introduction to Nonviolent Commu...
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join me on a 3-hour interactive journey through the basic principles of Nonviolent Communication (NVC). This introduction is both for people new to NVC as well as those who want to clarify or revisit the[...]
6:00 pm Volunteers for California CareForce
Volunteers for California CareForce
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Volunteers for California CareForce @ BriarPatch Community Room
A group of Nevada County residents are volunteering to help prepare for a free medical, dental and vision 2 day clinic brought to you by the non-profit California CareForce this November 14-15th in Grass Valley.[...]
10:00 am League of Women Voters of Wester...
League of Women Voters of Wester...
Mar 14 @ 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
12:00 pm Peace and Justice Center monthly...
Peace and Justice Center monthly...
Mar 17 @ 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...
Mar 17 @ 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[...]
1:30 pm Economic Liberty for Main Street...
Economic Liberty for Main Street...
Mar 18 @ 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 Health Care for All-CA (Nevada C...
Health Care for All-CA (Nevada C...
Mar 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Health Care for All-CA (Nevada County Chapter) next meeting @ Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters | Grass Valley | California | United States
If you want to learn about bringing universal, single-payer health care to all Californians (Improved Medicare for All), come join us! FACEBOOK:  Nevada County Healthcare for All-CA
5:00 pm Nevada County Citizens Climate L...
Nevada County Citizens Climate L...
Mar 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The Facebook page for the group is https://www.facebook.com/NevadaCounty.CCL    
8:00 pm Palestine-Israel Working Group o...
Palestine-Israel Working Group o...
Mar 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Palestine-Israel Working Group of Nevada County meetings @ Nevada City | California | United States
The Palestine-Israel Working Group of Nevada County (PIWG) advocates for human rights, equality and justice for all in Palestine and Israel. Everyone who is interested in peace in the Middle East is welcome to join[...]

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Ash Wednesday Service and Action Beale AFB

Beale AFBpicture from last year’s Ash Wednesday vigil

6 protesters were arrested at Beale Air Force Base on Ash Wednesday.  The protest is against our Air Force and CIA killing people in other countries using drone airplanes supported by reconnaissance drones operated from Beale.  The protesters, including 4 from Nevada County, were arrested after trespassing onto federal land.  They were taken into custody by military police as they brought a protest letter to the base commander and spread ashes in memory of those killed in Pakistan and Afghanistan, especially children.  They were released after being cited.  This followed after the Ash Wednesday observance held outside the gate.  

Ash Wednesday is a time to remember ones own mortality and the need to repent while there is time.  It is traditional for many Christian churches and marks the beginning of Lent which continues until Easter Sunday.  Some include harm to others done by our military among acts for which they need to repent. 


Season for Peace and Nonviolence

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January 30 – April 4, 2015

The Season for Peace and Nonviolence is a national 64-day campaign, commemorating the death anniversaries of Gandhi and King, dedicated to educating for the use of nonviolence as a powerful tool to heal, transform and empower our lives and our communities.

This is a project of the Association for Global New Thought.

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ACT during the Season for Peace and Nonviolence

Join us in promoting Representative Barbara Lee’s 2015 Department of Peacebuilding act to create a cabinet-level department to research, initiate and promote nonviolent resolution of conflict, restorative practices and peacebuilding.  We need your help!

Just contact your U.S. Representative and urge him/her to cosponsor the 2015 Department of Peacebuilding Act – HR 808.  Tell your Congressperson that our first priority must be to prevent violence in our nation, saving lives and money.  To do this, they simply contact Congresswoman Lee’s office.  Please do this now. To determine who your member of Congress is, see www.house.gov/representatives

Then, tell us by email:  lilymarie@infostations.com  to whom and when you made your contact.

Working together, we make a difference in creating a culture of peace.

2015 PSR/Sacramento Scholarship Essay Contest

The 2015 PSR/Sacramento Scholarship Essay Contest is now open to High School seniors in Sacramento and surrounding counties: Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba.   A total of $15,000 in scholarship money will be awarded to 12 students.

To enter the contest, high school seniors must submit an original essay of 500 words or fewer describing their thoughts about United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who stated, “The world is over-armed, and peace is under-funded.”.   The deadline for essay submission is midnight on Wednesday, March 11, 2015.

The finalists will present their essays orally on Sunday April 26, at the Dante Club, 2330 Fair Oaks Boulevard in Sacramento, and a distinguished panel of judges from the community will select the first, second, and third place winners.  First place will win a $3,000 scholarship, second place a $2,500 scholarship, and third place a $2,000 scholarship.  The other seven finalists will all receive $1,000 each, and the two alternates will both receive $250.

Detailed contest instructions and an entry form are available on the PSR/Sacramento website.