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 Alliance

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The Peace Alliance is a national organization that works to promote peacebuilding –  to establish a culture of peace within the US and internationally.  We are a grassroots educational and advocacy organization focused on transforming how individuals, communities, and nations respond to conflict and violence.  The prevention and intervention solutions we promote have proven effective and cost-effective in saving lives, while enhancing cooperation and improving the overall quality of life.

We champion evidence-based peacebuilding legislation and policies by encouraging policy-makers, media and the public to support the following conflict and violence prevention and reduction approaches:

  • Empower Community Peacebuilding
  • Teach Peace in Schools
  • Humanize the Justice System
  • Cultivate Personal Peace
  • Foster International Peace

We strive to be the movement and take steps for peace.  Locally, our main interest is to establish a United States Department of Peacebuilding.

The US Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2015 is HR 1111, sponsored by Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13).  It is a  comprehensive approach to prevent and reduce violence, while applying peacebuilding polices and programs that will establish collaborative and sustainable ways to coexist.  HR1111 addresses the need for “New or Best Practices” innovative government, environmental and economic structures that empowers individuals, supports the development of functional families, builds cooperation in communities and works to protect the environment, while creating a sustainable economy.  To learn more, visit this page from the Peace Alliance web site  Peace Alliance Dept Peacebuilding.  To read this bill and check its progress, visit this US Congress Peace Alliance web page.

Another bill promoted by the Peace Alliance and the Student Peace Alliance is the Youth Promise Act – HR 2197, sponsored by Rep. Bobby Scott.  This addresses the problem of youth dropping out of school and ending up in prison.  To learn more, visit this page Peace Alliance Youth Promise Act .  To read and check its progress, visit  US Congress Youth Promise Act.

Join the campaign!  Contact your Congresspersons and urge them to support HR111 and HR2197.  Here is a sample letter or email:

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Dear Representative La Malfa,

Please co-sponsor H.R.1111, the U.S. Department of Peacebuilding legislation introduced by Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13).   Endorsed by the California State Democratic Party, the bill calls for collaboration in the public and private sectors to research and address the root causes of violence by promoting and sustaining cost effective and proven peacebuilding programs and policies, such as:

  • Nonviolent conflict resolution in schools so that students and staff are free from bullying and harassment by implementing curricula in nonviolent conflict resolution education for teachers, students, parents, and the local community
  • Supportive family services, such as mental health treatment, parenting classes, domestic violence prevention, gang prevention, substance abuse prevention
  • Restorative justice programs in the criminal justice system to bring together offenders, victims, and community members to repair harm through accountability and rehabilitation
  • International conflict resolution efforts that bring all stakeholders together to engage in nonviolent problem solving and conflict resolution
  • Promotion of a peace time economy that encourages the conservation and sustainability of natural resources to prevent future conflicts regarding scarce resources

It is past time to create a department in our government that focuses on peacebuilding.    Please help move our nation in the direction of making peace.  Make peacebuilding a national priority by co-sponsoring HR 1111, a bi-partisan issue.  We must work for peace and justice for the future of our children.

Let me know about your plans on this matter.

Thank you,

[your name and address]