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

Events sponsored by MPJC and/or happening at the Peace and Justice Center

Open Wednesdays and Saturdays
1:00 PM to 5:30 PM

 

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Knock Down the House:  Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Friday, July 19, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A portrait of four bold, risk-taking women, all from very different backgrounds and communities. Without corporate money or political experience, they build a movement of insurgent candidates challenging powerful incumbents in Congress. Their efforts result in a legendary upset.  Panelists include Wendy Root Askew, Mary Ann Carbone, Kay Cline, and Alison Kerr.

Monterey Peace and Justice Center
1364 Fremont Blvd.

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Roy Zimmerman, RiZe Up Tour
Friday, July 26, 7:30 pm – 9 pm
Optional lasagna dinner at 6:30 pm (included in ticket price)
Roy Zimmerman returns to the Monterey area, bringing laughter and encouragement to the Resistance. Have hope! Laugh! Sing along! Let’s RiZe Up together!  Reserve advance tickets online at brownpapertickets.com
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Tickets $22 online, $25 at the door.  Proceeds to benefit the Monterey Peace & Justice Center.

Monterey Peace and Justice Center
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This War of Mine: The Little Ones
Friday, August 2, 7 pm – 9:30 pm
A war survival computer game inspired by the Siege of Sarajevo during the Bosnian War (1992 – 1996).  In this role-playing game, participants will make decisions concerning the safety of children inside a war zone.  The outcome will provide lessons in legislative advocacy.  Free event. Hosted by the Monterey County Green Party.
More info and to RSVP, email Audra M. Walton at kaleolani.aw@gmail.com or 831-204-0809

Monterey Peace and Justice Center
A1364 Fremont Blvd.

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15th Annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki Remembrance Day & Peace Lantern Ceremony,
Saturday, August 3, 2019, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Free event. Sponsored by MPJC, Peace Coalition of Monterey County, Monterey Peninsula Friends Meeting (Quakers), Veterans For Peace – Chapter 46, and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Monterey County Branch.

Program:
7:00 pm:   Lantern making and performance of Monterey’s Taiko Drumming group, Shinsho-Mugen Daiko.
7:45 pm:   Music, poetry, and messages of hope and peace. Chris Hasegawa, Joyce Vandevere, and Elaine Gehrmann will speak.
8:15 pm:   Launching of the peace lanterns. Tai-Chi Master Jim Scott-Behrends will play meditative strains of shakuhachi flute.

Lovers Point Beach Cove
Ocean View Blvd at 17th Street
Pacific Grove, CA

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Challenging The Border, A Talk by Sharat G. Lin
Saturday, August 17, 3 pm – 5 pm
The U.S.-Mexico border is an intimidating physical and social construct that deforms flows of human beings, goods, services, knowledge, and capital across a vast landscape that was once open to all. Sharat G. Lin reveals life, economics, symbolism, and art at this interface of neocolonialism, and why it has it has become such a big deal today.
Free event. Sponsored by MPJC, Peace Coalition of Monterey County, and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Monterey County Branch.

Monterey Peace and Justice Center
1364 Fremont Blvd.

Seaside, CA

plain dividerA Talk by Pam Sexton and Jacinia Maria de Jesus, Timor-Leste (East Timor): From Genocide to Democracy.  Lessons on U.S. foreign policy, international solidarity, and impunity. 
Thursday, August 29, 7 pm – 9 pm
Free event. Sponsored by MPJC, Peace Coalition of Monterey County, and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Monterey County Branch.

Monterey Peace and Justice Center
1364 Fremont Blvd.

Seaside, CA

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Spring-Summer 2019 English as a Second Language (ESL) classes
Thursdays 6:00–7:00 pm. 

Todas las clases Inglés son gratuitas y para estudiantes de todos niveles.  Se necesita algo de inglés para participar.  No necesitan registrarse. ¡Todos son bienvenidos!  Para más información, llame al 831-915-7257.  Por favor comparte esta información con amigos y vecinos.

No advance registration is required.  Walk-ins are welcome.  Some English is needed to participate. Free.  For more information: (831) 899-7322.  Please share this information with friends and neighbors.

Monterey Peace and Justice Center
1364 Fremont Blvd.
Seaside, CA
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HISTORY, MEMORY, VOICES.  On Exhibit through August 2019

Showcasing the work of students in California State University, Monterey Bay’s Oral History and Community Memory Archive (OHCMA) program under the direction of Kristen La Follette, Archive Director and CSU Monterey Bay School of Humanities & Communication Lecturer.  The exhibit features photographs and stories from two projects, “Seaside Voices” and “LGBTQ Community of Monterey County”.   Reviewed in the Monterey County Weekly:  https://bit.ly/2FoljH5

Available for viewing Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM and when the Center is open for public events. For a listing of events at the Peace Center, visit the online Weekly Peace Calendar at tinyurl.com/Weekly-Peace-Calendar.

Sponsored by MPJC and the CSU Monterey Bay School of Humanities and Communication (HCOM).

The Art Gallery of the Monterey Peace and Justice Center
1364 Fremont Blvd.

Seaside, CA

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Now, more than ever, the struggle for peace, social justice, and environmental protection means staying informed about local, state, national, and global issues.  MPJC provides educational programs, venue, and resources, serving as the tie that binds many grassroots “peace and justice” organizations in our community.  There are many ways you can contribute to positive change.  When you support MPJC with your financial contributions or by volunteering, you also strengthen the impact of our many partner organizations that are working with us to counteract a culture of war, injustice, and environmental degradation.


Many thanks to the major sponsors of the Monterey County Gives! 2018 campaign for their generosity and for inspiring philanthropy in others: 
Monterey County WeeklyCommunity Foundation for Monterey CountyMonterey Peninsula FoundationNeumeier Poma Investment CounselColburn, and Alana Jones FoundationCannery Row Company, and David and Lucile Packard Foundation.


Click the MC Gives! logo to learn more about MPJC’s “Big Idea” for 2019.

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The Monterey Peace and Justice Center
1364 Fremont Boulevard in Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 899-7322

 

 

 

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