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Apr
22
Tue
12:00 pm Americans For Safe Access CALL TO ACTION @ Rood Center
Americans For Safe Access CALL T… @ Rood Center
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm
Americans For Safe Access CALL TO ACTION @ Rood Center | Nevada City | California | United States
Rally before the Board of Supervisors Meeting, April 22, in the Rood Center parking lot. The Board will be presented with the certified results [...]
5:00 pm Nevada County Citizens Climate Lobby meetings @ Tomes Bookstore/Sierra Mtn. Coffee Roasters
Nevada County Citizens Climate L… @ Tomes Bookstore/Sierra Mtn. Coffee Roasters
Apr 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The Facebook page for the group is https://www.facebook.com/NevadaCounty.CCL    
Apr
23
Wed
7:00 pm Palestine-Israel Working Group of Nevada County meetings
Palestine-Israel Working Group o…
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 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 [...]
Apr
24
Thu
5:15 pm Women (and Men) In Black Vigil @ corner of Brunswick and Sutton, at Bank Of America
Women (and Men) In Black Vigil @ corner of Brunswick and Sutton, at Bank Of America
Apr 24 @ 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Women (and Men) In Black Vigil @ corner of Brunswick and Sutton, at Bank Of America | Grass Valley | California | United States
Our weekly vigil of Women (and Men) in Black on Thursdays, 5:15 to 6:00 pm on the corner of Brunswick and Sutton at Bank of America in [...]
Apr
25
Fri
3:00 pm Weekly Art Sessions at The Purple Moon with RAFTT @ The Purple Moon
Weekly Art Sessions at The Purpl… @ The Purple Moon
Apr 25 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Weekly Art Sessions at The Purple Moon with RAFTT @ The Purple Moon | Nevada City | California | United States
Please join us every Friday for regular work parties and brainstorming. RAFTT (Radical Art For These Times) has found a work space where we can [...]
7:00 pm FOURTH FRIDAY FILM FORUM presents: @ Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains
FOURTH FRIDAY FILM FORUM presents: @ Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
FOURTH FRIDAY FILM FORUM presents: @ Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains | Grass Valley | California | United States
“WHY in the World Are They Spraying?”  (73 min) Since the release of the groundbreaking documentary, “What in the World Are They Spraying?”, people [...]
Apr
28
Mon
3:00 pm Veterans United Against Drones @ Beale AFB - Wheatland Gate
Veterans United Against Drones @ Beale AFB - Wheatland Gate
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – Apr 29 @ 8:00 am
Veterans United Against Drones @ Beale AFB - Wheatland Gate
Spring Days of Drone Action 2014   April 28 and 29th, 2014 Protest at Beale AFB – Veterans for Peace    For three years activist [...]
Apr
30
Wed
1:30 pm Economic Liberty for Main Street working group @ Tomes Bookstore/Sierra Mtn. Coffee Roasters
Economic Liberty for Main Street… @ Tomes Bookstore/Sierra Mtn. Coffee Roasters
Apr 30 @ 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 1st and 3rd Wednesdays as a working group to [...]

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International Peace Activist Kathy Kelly to speak

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Kathy Kelly will join anti-drone demonstrators at Beale Air Force Base for a Good Friday prayer vigil.

 Good Friday, April 18th, 3 to 5 p.m.  — Prayer Vigil will include songs, prayers, Holy Communion, and reflections from Kathy Kelly.  Several people will attempt to deliver a letter with “A Call from People of Faith to Stop Drone Killings.”  This will take place at the Schneider (Main) Gate of Beale AFB,  4875 N. Beale Road.

The day following the Vigil, April 19th,  Kathy Kelly will speak at Tomes Bookstore in Grass Valley at 1 p.m., on the topic: ”Seeing Through the Smokescreen: War and Peace in the 21st Century”.   Kathy is coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, a campaign to end U.S. military and economic warfare.

 

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Join Us For

Earthan  

EARTH DAY

event

on the

Sierra College

Grass Valley Campus

Wednesday, April 23rd, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

The Peace and Justice Center will see you there!

 

FOURTH FRIDAY FILM FORUM presents:

“WHY in the World Are They Spraying?”

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Have you noticed our skies often don’t look natural?  Could it be due to geoengineering?  Learn about this important governmental program which seeks to address climate change through cloud manipulation.

Friday April 25th, 2014,  7:00 p.m.

UU Community of the Mountains

246 S. Church Street, Grass Valley.

We will be joined by Deborah Whitman, President of Environmental Voices Sacramento to talk on the issues of geoengineering and climate change.  

By Donation.  Hot Tea and Dessert available.

CA Democratic Party Adopts Peacebuilding Platform

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PEACEBUILDING AT THE CA DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION IN LOS ANGELES

By Nancy Merritt, CA Peace Alliance

The California Democratic Party (CDP) adopted language by the California Peace Alliance calling for promotion of national institutions “based on the organizing principles of violence prevention and nonviolent conflict resolution, utilizing and developing a network of ‘best practice’ peacebuilding policies and programs, both within UN member states, and externally among nations.”

 We took our message of peacebuilding to the recent CDP convention in Los Angeles (March 7-9, 2014) and succeeded in getting new peacebuilding language into the 2014 CDP Platform, and in retaining most of our 2012 CDP Platform language.

We also collected letters to almost all of California’s Congressional delegation — to 51 of 53 CA Representatives — urging them to cosponsor Department of Peacebuilding legislation (DoP/ HR808), which was introduced by Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) in February 2013.

Join Nevada County LabelGMOs in Sacramento

Tuesday April 22nd is Earth Day, and we are going to Sacramento to make sure our voices are heard!

 
SB 1381We got SB1381 through the Health Committee!  Now we need your help to push this bill, GMO labeling in California, through the Senate Judiciary Committee.

HEARING:  Tues. April 22nd, 1:30 p.m.,  Room 112

RALLY:  before the hearing – also time to meet with your representatives.  

10 a.m., State Capitol steps 13th and L st.
For more information:  NC LabelGMOs Website

Local Rally Held to Protest Scotus Ruling on McCutcheon vs. FEC

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Nevada County Move to Amend held a rally at the corner of Brunswick Road and Sutton Way on Wednesday to protest the Supreme Court Ruling, McCutcheon vs. the Federal Elections Commission (FEC).  The ruling eliminates limits to aggregate campaign contributions by wealthy donors, while keeping intact the limits on spending for individual candidates.

The rally was held in coordination with the national Move to Amend Coalition.  Over 140 rallies were held around the United States.

Move to Amend promotes a constitutional amendment stating that Corporations are Not People, and that Money is Not Speech.  The “We the People Amendment” would be the 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

NOMINATE A PEACE-BUILDER!

Season For Nonviolence

 

The Peace and Justice Center wants to recognize Peace-builders

in our community

and we need your help!

 

How can you help?

  • ‘Nominate’ a Peace-builder that you know in our community.

  • Email your nomination (their name and your reason) to us at:  ncpeace@sbcglobal.net.   We will recognize them in our annual Fair booth at the Nevada County Fair, August 2014!

What is Peace-building?
It is any personal or public action that promotes peace—individual inner peace, domestic tranquility in our families, supporting cohesive functional communities, and working toward a sustainable social, environmental and economic system that respects all cultures and species worldwide.

  What is your definition of peace-building?  What could you do to become a Peace-builder?  Come to the next Peace and Justice Center meeting and discuss ideas!

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Be a Peacemaker!

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David Wallace is a Peace Center volunteer, a retired engineer and one of eight speakers at the TEDxYouth@GrassValley talks held at Sierra College – Grass Valley Campus in November.  Our leaders and we ourselves often deal with conflict in violent ways that bring about resistance and opposition.  This causes more conflict.  What if we could deal with conflict in ways that would bring about peace instead?  In this short talk he shows how peace and violence are related and tells three remarkable stories to illustrate how we can all be better peacemakers.