Upcoming Events

Mar
24
Fri
7:00 pm The Wanted 18 – animated politic...
The Wanted 18 – animated politic...
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Something a little different this week – no war and destruction – no disastrous executive order from the White House – no ultra right wing conservative nominee for the Supreme Court.  No, just a bunch[...]
Mar
25
Sat
11:00 am Now’s the Time – Documentary Fil...
Now’s the Time – Documentary Fil...
Mar 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Nevada County chapter of Health Care for All-CA will show the new documentary “Now’s the Time” at our next meeting, March 25th. It tells the story of the struggle and successes of the movement[...]
Mar
27
Mon
3:00 pm We the People Say “NO MORE WARS!”
We the People Say “NO MORE WARS!”
Mar 27 @ 3:00 pm – Mar 28 @ 8:00 am
We peace activists from Occupy Beale Air Force Base invite activists to join us in protesting US wars, and drone warfare around the planet. This warfare is killing many innocents and contributing to the refugee[...]
Mar
28
Tue
5:30 pm Candelight Vigil Walk for Desmon...
Candelight Vigil Walk for Desmon...
Mar 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
URGENT CALL TO ACTION Please join us to protest the tragic death of Desmond Phillips. Shot dead by the Chico police last Friday night, March 17, 2017. We will be standing together in person on[...]
Apr
5
Wed
7:00 pm New YMCA Youth in Government!
New YMCA Youth in Government!
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
New YMCA Youth in Government! @ Grass Valley City Hall
Join us on Wednesday, April 5 when program leaders and students from El Dorado Hills and Sacramento will tell us about a NEW Youth & Government program to start in our community!   This program is[...]
Apr
18
Tue
12:00 pm Peace and Justice Center monthly...
Peace and Justice Center monthly...
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Peace and Justice Center monthly Board meeting @ Call for Location (530) 265-6207
The Peace and Justice Center board meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at Noon. Call for location, (530)265-6207. Welcoming new potential Board members
1:00 pm Grandmothers For Peace – Nevada ...
Grandmothers For Peace – Nevada ...
Apr 18 @ 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
16
Tue
12:00 pm Peace and Justice Center monthly...
Peace and Justice Center monthly...
May 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Peace and Justice Center monthly Board meeting @ Call for Location (530) 265-6207
The Peace and Justice Center board meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at Noon. Call for location, (530)265-6207. Welcoming new potential Board members
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.
Jun
20
Tue
12:00 pm Peace and Justice Center monthly...
Peace and Justice Center monthly...
Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Peace and Justice Center monthly Board meeting @ Call for Location (530) 265-6207
The Peace and Justice Center board meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at Noon. Call for location, (530)265-6207. Welcoming new potential Board members

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Palestine-Israel Working Group

The Palestine-Israel Working Group of Nevada County (PIWG) advocates for human rights, equality and justice for all in Palestine and Israel.  Our mission is to educate ourselves and others about the situation in Israel/Palestine, and to work in solidarity with others to encourage a nonviolent solution to the conflict.  PIWG is a member of the Sacramento Regional Coalition for Palestinian Rights and of The U.S. Campaign to End the Occupation; it supports the BDS campaigns undertaken by those organizations.

We meet each month on the second Tuesday at 9:30 AM until 11:30  Please call 713-1131 for the location in Nevada City.

Join us on Facebook at Nevada County Palestine-Israel Working Group.

 

Speakers and Films

As opportunity permits, PIWG presents speakers and films elucidating the issues in Palestine and Israel, the role of the U.S.A. in the situation, and what non-violent actions and movements are being undertaken locally, nationally and internationally to influence change for the region.

Maia Project – Nevada County Coalition

Maia Project“Maia” is Arabic for “water.”  In the Gaza Strip, poor sanitation and over-extraction have polluted 90-95% of the limited water supply. The Maia Project, created by the Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA, based in Berkeley, California) aims to provide clean, safe drinking water to children in the Gaza Strip. Water purification/desalination units are installed at kindergartens, elementary and preparatory schools in Gaza’s eight refugee camps. The Nevada County Maia Project Coalition has raised $4,000 for the unit for the Naseam Kindergarten in the Nuseirat Refugee Camp.

The Coalition brings together groups that support the cause. Locally, the Palestine-Israel Working Group, the Social Action Coordinating Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, Earth Justice Ministries, and the Sierra Center for Spiritual Living are partners in the Coalition. The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice in Olympia, Washington, has also joined the Coalition. All groups that support the goal of clean, safe drinking water for children in the Gaza Strip are welcome to become Maia Project Coalition Partners. We are now raising another $4,000 to fund a water purification/desalination unit for a second kindergarten in a Gaza refugee camp.

 

PIWG supports projects sponsored by other groups

 

Wadi Foquin

Wadi Foquin

 
The village of Wadi Foquin, located in the Bethlehem district of the Occupied Palestinian Territories, is at risk of extinction.  Villagers are subject to continuous human rights violations.  This is because of the continued expansion of the settlement of Betar Illit.  The settlement is illegal according to the 4th Geneva Convention, but has been annexing land from the village for nearly 20 years.  Construction debris and sewage runoff from the settlement has damaged fields and natural springs used for agriculture by the village.  Land confiscation orders have been received by village residents to annex land for construction of a separation wall.  This has been declared illegal by international law.

In June, 2015, Israel Defense Force soldiers destroyed 9 acres of fruit trees.  Protesters from the village were met with tear gas, percussion bombs and beatings.  About 1300 trees belonging to three farmers were destroyed along with two cisterns used for irrigation.  Israeli justification is by declaration of  “state land” despite generations of private ownership.  Call your congressional representatives and demand that Israel follow international humanitarian law and restore this land.