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.
Grass Valley Campus
Wednesday, April 23rd, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Peace and Justice Center will see you there!
“WHY in the World Are They Spraying?”
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.
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.
Tuesday April 22nd is Earth Day, and we are going to Sacramento to make sure our voices are heard!
We 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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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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.