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11:00 am Peace and Justice Center monthly...
Peace and Justice Center monthly...
Apr 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
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6:00 pm Alternatives To Violence Project...
Alternatives To Violence Project...
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Alternatives To Violence Project - Advanced Workshop
AVP is designed to be fun, using interactive exercises and games to practice ways to communicate well when prejudice, frustration, fear or anger can lead to aggressive words or behavior. Facilitators learn with participants. There[...]
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15
Wed
11:00 am Peace and Justice Center monthly...
Peace and Justice Center monthly...
May 15 @ 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
May
17
Fri
6:00 pm Alternatives To Violence – Train...
Alternatives To Violence – Train...
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Alternatives To Violence - Training For Facilitators
    May 17 – 19   AVP is designed to be fun, using interactive exercises and games to practice ways to communicate well when prejudice, frustration, fear or anger can lead to aggressive words[...]
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19
Wed
11:00 am Peace and Justice Center monthly...
Peace and Justice Center monthly...
Jun 19 @ 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

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Trouble The Water – Fourth Friday Film

 

Trouble The Water

“Trouble the Water” shows Friday March 22, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way (near the Rood Center), Nevada City.

The Peace and Justice Center of Nevada County is pleased to present “Trouble the Water” an unforgettable documentary taking us into the eye of the Katrina Hurricane –  the storm, the devastation and its aftermath.  Winner at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, this astonishingly powerful documentary is at once horrifying and exhilarating. Directed and produced by Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine producers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal.

“Trouble the Water” is more than just a tale of survival, it is also captures the abysmal failures of FEMA in handling the devastated New Orleans community.  Come for the film, and stay for the discussion to follow.  $10.00 suggested donation and free tea and organic popcorn!

 

What is a GVRO?

The Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO) is a law that allows family members, household members, and law enforcement to work with courts to temporarily remove guns and prevent the purchase of new guns by individuals who pose a significant risk of harm to themselves or others.

If you are in immediate danger, please contact local law enforcement or dial 911.

Why Do We Need a GVRO?

Easy access to guns is a significant risk factor for injury and death. Among the most high-profile incidents was the 2014 shooting in Isla Vista, CA, which helped to prompt the passage of the GVRO law: Friends and family had feared the shooter was dangerous before the shooting occurred, but law enforcement was unable to remove guns from his possession. A GVRO offers families and loved ones, household members, and law enforcement a judicial pathway for temporarily removing firearms and prohibiting future gun purchases for the duration of the order.

What Can I Do?

If you know someone, or come into contact with people who may be at risk of hurting themselves or others with a gun, you should know what options you have to speak for safety with a GVRO.  Click on the following link to the Speak For Safety web site for complete information.    https://speakforsafety.org

 

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