PEACE, NOT WAR
SOCIAL JUSTICE, NOT INEQUALITY
WE ARE A CATALYST FOR CHANGE

The Monterey Peace and Justice Center at 1364 Fremont Avenue in Seaside, CA is currently closed.  For the time being, all our events are live-streamed.  Simulcast events and video-recordings of past events are available on our YouTube channel, Monterey Peace and Justice.

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RALLY in Support of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Friday, March 26, 2021, 4 pm to 5 pm PDT
Window on the Bay, Del Monte Blvd., across from El Estero Lake in Monterey, CA
Bring a sign. Please wear a mask and observe COVID-19 distancing.

Sponsored by Monterey Peace and Justice Center (MPJC)
and the Peace Coalition of Monterey County (PCMC)

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The Monterey Peace and Justice Center and the peace community denounce the killings of Asian and Asian Americans in Atlanta on March 16, 2021. We offer our deepest sympathies and our outrage to the families, and to everyone hurt by these senseless acts.  We also recognize the trauma and terror that has shaken the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Island communities in the past year, fueled by xenophobic, political rhetoric related to the corona-virus pandemic.
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The callous remarks by Atlanta’s law enforcement, elected officials, and some news media reflect the structural racism inherent in our policing.  Their framing of the crimes as the fall-out of a “really bad day” or a supposed mental health crisis serves to obscure the anti-Asian racism surrounding the killer’s actions. These horrific murders bring to light the long history of objectification and exploitation of Asian and Asian American women in particular. We see this longstanding history of misogyny as fundamentally connected to the killing of the six Asian women in Atlanta.
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We call upon the community to join us as we stand with Asians, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, Black, Indigenous, and Brown communities, and all racialized groups, against violence. We appeal to our elected officials to boldly defy bigotry and racism, hold accountable those who incite and carry out criminal offenses, and seek justice for those who are harmed. We hope that the national spotlight on these acts of violence will serve to open the way for solidarity, justice, and healing.
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The Monterey Peace and Justice Center was one of 162 nonprofit organizations to participate in the 2020 Monterey County Gives! campaign.

We are grateful for the efforts of the Monterey County Weekly, the Community Foundation for Monterey County, and the Monterey Peninsula Foundation for inspiring local philanthropy and benefiting a wide array of Monterey County nonprofits.plain divider

Veterans For Peace Chapter 46 meets the second Friday of the month at 3:00 pm Pacific Time, via Zoom, a teleconference format, due to COVID-19.  VFP is open to all veterans and veteran supporters.  Veterans for Peace is an educational and humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to the abolishment of war.

Join us here:  https://www.veteransforpeace.org/take-action/join-renew.  For more information, contact Justin Loza:  Justin.Loza@vfp46.com or visit https://vfp46.com

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1364 Fremont Boulevard in Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 899-7322

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