Peace and Justice Center of Nevada County

Upcoming Events

Feb
27
Tue
11:00 am Weekly Climate Demonstration
Weekly Climate Demonstration
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Weekly climate demonstrations take place in Grass Valley every Tuesday from 11am-12pm. The demonstrations are hosted by volunteers from Sunrise Movement, Extinction Rebellion, and Elders Climate Action and collect signatures for a petition for Grass[...]
4:30 pm Full Circle Demonstration Garden...
Full Circle Demonstration Garden...
Feb 27 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The Full Circle Demonstration Garden next to the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility at the Nevada County Government Center has weekly garden work days on Tuesdays at 4:30pm. New volunteers are also welcome, and there is[...]
Feb
29
Thu
5:30 pm YHRC Kit Packing Parties (weekly)
YHRC Kit Packing Parties (weekly)
Feb 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Every week Yuba Harm Reduction Collective hosts a kit packing party to supply the week’s need of kits of testing strips, narcan, smokables, and all other harm reduction supplies needed. These parties last from 5:30-7:30[...]
Mar
1
Fri
6:30 pm Nevada County Mutual Aid Monthly...
Nevada County Mutual Aid Monthly...
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm
Every month on the first Friday of each month at 6:30pm at the Madelyn Helling Library community room Nevada County Mutual Aid hosts its monthly community meeting. These meetings discuss projects for the future, recaps[...]
Mar
5
Tue
11:00 am Weekly Climate Demonstration
Weekly Climate Demonstration
Mar 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Weekly climate demonstrations take place in Grass Valley every Tuesday from 11am-12pm. The demonstrations are hosted by volunteers from Sunrise Movement, Extinction Rebellion, and Elders Climate Action and collect signatures for a petition for Grass[...]
4:30 pm Full Circle Demonstration Garden...
Full Circle Demonstration Garden...
Mar 5 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The Full Circle Demonstration Garden next to the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility at the Nevada County Government Center has weekly garden work days on Tuesdays at 4:30pm. New volunteers are also welcome, and there is[...]
Mar
7
Thu
5:30 pm YHRC Kit Packing Parties (weekly)
YHRC Kit Packing Parties (weekly)
Mar 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Every week Yuba Harm Reduction Collective hosts a kit packing party to supply the week’s need of kits of testing strips, narcan, smokables, and all other harm reduction supplies needed. These parties last from 5:30-7:30[...]
Mar
12
Tue
11:00 am Weekly Climate Demonstration
Weekly Climate Demonstration
Mar 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Weekly climate demonstrations take place in Grass Valley every Tuesday from 11am-12pm. The demonstrations are hosted by volunteers from Sunrise Movement, Extinction Rebellion, and Elders Climate Action and collect signatures for a petition for Grass[...]
4:30 pm Full Circle Demonstration Garden...
Full Circle Demonstration Garden...
Mar 12 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The Full Circle Demonstration Garden next to the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility at the Nevada County Government Center has weekly garden work days on Tuesdays at 4:30pm. New volunteers are also welcome, and there is[...]
Mar
14
Thu
5:30 pm YHRC Kit Packing Parties (weekly)
YHRC Kit Packing Parties (weekly)
Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Every week Yuba Harm Reduction Collective hosts a kit packing party to supply the week’s need of kits of testing strips, narcan, smokables, and all other harm reduction supplies needed. These parties last from 5:30-7:30[...]

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First Tuesday Educational Forum

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When:
August 4, 2015 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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2015-08-04T20:00:00-07:00
Where:
Banner Grange
12629 McCourtney Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949
USA
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First Tuesday Educational Forum Presents:

Amanda Wilcox

Founder and President

Nevada-Placer Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

 

Amanda moved to Nevada County in 1977 following her graduation from Earlham College in Indiana. She had a long career in education, serving four terms as President and Board member of a school district.  Always disturbed by gun violence and its effect on innocent victims, Amanda never thought that she would be touched personally until 2001, when her bright and beautiful daughter Laura was killed in a senseless shooting rampage in Grass Valley by a man suffering from severe mental illness.  Following Laura’s death, Amanda and her husband Nick began advocating for gun violence prevention and improved mental health care.

Laura’s Law, which permits court-ordered assisted outpatient treatment for persons with serious mental illness, was named after their daughter.  First implemented in Nevada County, Laura’s Law has since been adopted by several counties in California. Amanda is also the founder and President of the Nevada-Placer Counties Chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Since 2005, she and her husband Nick have served as advocates for sensible gun regulation in the California Legislature, and were instrumental in the enactment of significant laws restricting access to assault weapons and keeping firearms out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill.


Thanks in large part to Wilcox’s’ efforts, California has some of the toughest gun safety laws in the nation. Amanda also advocates on behalf of California Crime Victims serves on the Nevada County Mental Health Board and the Nevada County Suicide Prevention Task Force.


Pizza & Salad Provided. Beverages available, including water and soda


Sponsored by Nevada County Democrats

www.nevadacountydemocrats.com