Upcoming Events

8:00 am Help at the Border
Help at the Border
Jan 13 @ 8:00 am – Jan 19 @ 5:00 pm
The Peace & Justice Center of Nevada County is gathering people who wish to assist the Central American refugees at the US-Mexican border.  The dates are Jan. 13 through 19.  We have reserved an apartment[...]
9:30 am Activist Center Free Workshop – ...
Activist Center Free Workshop – ...
Jan 19 @ 9:30 am – Jan 20 @ 4:00 pm
Activist Center Free Workshop - Wild & Scenic Film Festival @ Nevada City Hall
The 17th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival features more than 130 environmental and adventure films over five days. Where Activism Gets Inspired Activist Sessions – Saturday Activist Sessions – Sunday
2:00 pm AVP Mini Workshop
AVP Mini Workshop
Jan 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Here’s your chance to learn Alternatives To Violence – an introductory mini-workshop.  Have an experience that will open your eyes to better relationships with those you love (and others).  Part of the Education For Change[...]
7:00 pm Freedom Riders – Fourth Friday F...
Freedom Riders – Fourth Friday F...
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Freedom Riders - Fourth Friday Film Forum @ Madelyn Helling Library
Freedom Riders is a 2011 American historical documentary film produced for PBS American Experience.  It is based in part on the book “Freedom Rriders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice” by historian Ramond Arsenault.[...]
11:00 am Peace and Justice Center monthly...
Peace and Justice Center monthly...
Feb 20 @ 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


Martin Luther King Jr.

MLK Memorial NPS 

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”



“If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.”


MLK Portrait

“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.”



“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”




MLK carving


“It is not enough to say ‘We must not wage war.’ It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it. We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war, but the positive affirmation of peace.”


“True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.”



MLK memorial side

“We must come to see that the end we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience.”


“Every nation must now develop an overriding loyalty to mankind as a whole in order to preserve the best in their individual societies.”

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”



“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.”



“We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”


“Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a better person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.