The Monterey Peace and Justice Center

Promoting Peace, Nonviolence, Social Justice, Democracy, and Sustainability



Thanks to all who came to our May 28 Concert Benefit, as well as all those who could not attend but who made donations.  We met our fundraising goal and the money raised from the event will allow the Monterey Peace and Justice Center to continue its programs and advocacy.

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We wish to thank the following individuals and local merchants who graciously contributed raffle items, gifts of food, and cash for the event.

Akin Miller
Anton & Michel’s Restaurant, Carmel
Carmel Valley Market, Carmel Valley
Cornucopia Community Market, Carmel-by-the-Sea
Eddisrocery Outlet, Seaside
Grove Market, Pacific Grove
Judy Karas
Layers Sensational Cakes, Monterey
Michael’s Grill & Taqueria, Pacific Grove
Mi Tierra Carniceria and Supermercado, Seaside
Mission Linen Supply, Pacific Grove
Namaste India Bistro, New Monterey
Nob Hill, Pacific Grove
Parker-Lusseau Pastries & Café, Monterey
Peggy Olsen
Safeway, Del Rey Oaks
Save Mart Supermarkets, Pacific Grove and Sand City
Ruth Smith (for the new hand sewn MPJC banner)
Sweet Elena’s Bakery & Café, Sand City
Trader Joe’s, Pacific Grove
Victoria Blaszczak
Wild Thyme Deli & Café, Marina


Click here to view the Weekly Peace Calendar to learn about events held at the Peace Center in Seaside and at other locations, or phone 831/899-7322. MPJC will continue to need your donations to support our mission of furthering peace, social justice and environmental sustainability.  You may write checks to MPJC at PO Box 1823, Seaside, CA 93955 or use your credit card with the “Donate” button on this page.


Free English as a Second Language classes and tutoring
are conducted by MIIS college students
for local residents.
No advance registration required.
Walk-ins welcome.

2016 Fall ESL Semester runs
September 12 through November 17

ESL es Sesión
12 al 17 de septiembre de noviembre de

Lunes/Monday 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Martes/Tuesday 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Miércoles/Wednesday 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Jueves/Thursday 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Todas las clases de Inglés son gratuitas y para estudiantes de todos niveles.  No necesitan registrarse. ¡Todos son bienvenidos! Por favor contactar a Catherine Crockett para más información:
Teléfono: 831-899-7322



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Events happening at
the Peace Center

October 30, 2016, 4pm
Peace & Justice Center
1364 Fremont, Seaside

More information: 831 905-5584

dividerbar11A Talk by Medea Benjamin,
co-founder of Codepink and Global Exchange

Friday, November 11, 7:00 PM
Doors open 6:30 PM
Reception in the Atrium follows

Irvine Auditorium
Middlebury Institute of
International Studies
499 Pierce St., Monterey CA

$5-$20 sliding-scale donation.
No one will be turned away.
Books will be available for sale and for signing.

Sponsored by:
MIIS Amnesty International Monterey Chapter
Monterey Peace & Justice Center
Women’s International League for
Peace and Freedom
Monterey County Branch


Film & Discussion

Sat, Nov 12, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Monterey Peace & Justice Center
1364 Fremont Blvd, Seaside CA

Sponsored by MPJC, Initiate Justice, and Civil Rights Coalition for Jail Reform – Monterey County

Open to the Public.
Suggested donation $5
No one turned away for lack of funds.


Prince Among Slaves
Documentary Screening
& Discussion
prince-among-slaves-stockSun, Nov 13, 2 pm – 3:30 pm
Monterey Peace & Justice Center
1364 Fremont Blvd, Seaside CA

Sponsored by MPJC

Open to the Public.
Suggested donation $5
No one turned away for lack of funds.

dividerbar11  Study and Discussion Series:

Mass Incarceration Strategy and Study Group
2nd and 4th Wednesdays
7:00-9:00 pm

Monterey Peace and Justice Center
1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside


Now Available:
People’s Oral History Project
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The People’s Oral History project, led by Gary Karnes, Karen Araujo and Juan Martinez, interviewed 63 local activists about their struggles and activism around war, education, labor, and discrimination.  This self-published work chronicles Monterey County activism spanning eight decades – from Dust Bowl refugees in 1934 to Mobile Justice police watchers in 2015.

Click here to get your copy of Voices for Change


Written by PeaceCentral

May 20, 2011 at 11:55 pm