Upcoming Events

Apr
27
Thu
4:30 pm Women and Men in Black Vigil for...
Women and Men in Black Vigil for...
Apr 27 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Women and Men in Black Vigil for Palestine Justice @ Broad Street overpass
Join the women and men in black in vigil for Palestine justice.  On the last Thursday of each month we vigil at the Broad Street overpass in Nevada City.  On the first Thursday of each[...]
Apr
28
Fri
7:00 pm “National Bird” documentary film
“National Bird” documentary film
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
"National Bird" documentary film @ the open book
“National Bird” (2016) follows the dramatic journey of three whistleblowers who are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial current affairs issues of our time: the U.S. drone war. At the[...]
Apr
29
Sat
11:00 am Nisenan Public Dialogue
Nisenan Public Dialogue
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Nisenan Public Dialogue @ Bear River Campground
April 29 and 30, 11 am to 2 pm -FREE EVENT- The Nisenan Cultural Perspective and the Threat to the Bear River from Centennial Dam A presentation of the Nisenan tribal culture and history A[...]
Apr
30
Sun
11:00 am Nisenan Public Dialogue
Nisenan Public Dialogue
Apr 30 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Nisenan Public Dialogue @ Bear River Campground
April 29 and 30, 11 am to 2 pm -FREE EVENT- The Nisenan Cultural Perspective and the Threat to the Bear River from Centennial Dam A presentation of the Nisenan tribal culture and history A[...]
May
4
Thu
4:30 pm Women and Men in Black Vigil for...
Women and Men in Black Vigil for...
May 4 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Women and Men in Black Vigil for Palestine Justice @ Brunswick Shopping
Join the women and men in black in vigil for Palestine justice.  On the first Thursday of each month we vigil at the corner of Brunswick Road and Sutton Way (Near the Bank of America).[...]
May
7
Sun
12:00 pm Arts Organizing to Win Social Ch...
Arts Organizing to Win Social Ch...
May 7 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Arts Organizing to Win Social Change @ Seaman's Lodge
This Workshop is for everyone (including non-artists and non-performers) interested in using creative techniques to tell our stories to win change, amplify our messages, involve lots of people and have an impact. Sponsored by the[...]
May
16
Tue
1:00 pm Grandmothers For Peace – Nevada ...
Grandmothers For Peace – Nevada ...
May 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join us as we plan activities and projects to focus awareness on creating a world of peace for this and future generations. You don’t have to be a biological grandmother.
May
17
Wed
11:00 am Peace and Justice Center monthly...
Peace and Justice Center monthly...
May 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Peace and Justice Center monthly Board meeting @ Call for Location (530) 265-6207
The Peace and Justice Center board. Call for location, (530)265-6207. Welcoming new potential Board members
5:30 pm A Place To Call Home Multi-Media...
A Place To Call Home Multi-Media...
May 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
A Place To Call Home Multi-Media Project Funding Campaign Launch @ Golden Era Saloon
Indigogo Funding Campaign Launch Story Connects us to our humanity and when arts and media communicate story, there is opportunity for creative collaborative solutions to problems and cultural transformation.This is a wonderful collaborative Multi-Media project[...]

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Peace and Justice Center

of Nevada County

Vision

We envision a world of justice, peace, equality and freedom. This vision includes community where differences are respected, conflicts are addressed peacefully, supportive structures are developed.  Where people are empowered and live in harmony with the earth, nurtured by diverse traditions that foster compassion and reconciliation.

We are dedicated to principles of non-violent resolution of conflict. Members may not represent PJCNC by spoken or written word that advocates any violent action.

We are not affiliated with any political party or religion. While PJCNC is a diverse community of many spiritual, religious, and political beliefs, individuals may not represent PJCNC as being a political or religious entity.

Education and Action for Peace and Justice

The Peace and Justice Center of Nevada County honors the essential power of people in community.

Through open inquiry, education, and nonviolent direct action, we nurture peace, equality, justice and dignity in ourselves, our community and our Earth.

 

History

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

The Nevada County Peace Center roots go back to the “Outlook – Journal For A Nuclear-Free Sierra” edited by Fatima Gips and Arnold Erickson in 1984. It was stated therein that “A Peace Center is being organized in Nevada County to provide a resource center that can extend the work for peace into the larger community.”

But it was not until 2002 that the Peace Center of Nevada County took shape. On April 20 of that year, a small team organized car pools and rented buses to transport local activists to the International ANSWER Coalition sponsored peace march and rally in San Francisco. At a de-briefing meeting shortly afterward the current Peace and Justice Center of Nevada County was born. That year regular meetings, vigils and 15 events were held.  A web site was started.

In 2003 we held more events, including buses, to two rallies in San Francisco.

In 2004 the Social Forum – Film Series at the Magic Theater, the local chapter of Grandmothers For Peace, and a Military Recruitment Alternatives group were established.  We held five ecology/sustainability events, ten other educational events and participated in the Altar Show at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. We ran buses to demonstrations in Livermore and San Francisco.

In 2005 we established a Board of Directors, offered training in nonviolence, traveled by bus to San Francisco for a rally and march, exhibited at the Nevada County Fair, celebrated with Utah Phillips on the occasion of his 70th birthday, and held over 15 other events.

We need a volunteer historian to fill in the years since!

Mailing Address

Peace and Justice Center of Nevada County
2036 Nevada City Hwy.   #605
Grass Valley, CA 95945

Or E-mail: ncpeace@sbcglobal.net