About Us

The Monterey Peace and Justice Center is a 501(c)(3) California Public Benefit corporation.

The Mission of the Monterey Peace and Justice Center is to Inspire and Mobilize the people of Monterey County to Cultivate Peace, Social Justice, Nonviolence, Democracy, and Environmental Sustainability in our Community and the World through Education and Advocacy.

Vision statement:   We envision a world where:

  • the dream of democracy is fulfilled by governments responsive to the will of the people.
  • social and economic justice frees all from oppression and the conditions that lead to war
  • conflicts are resolved by negotiation and diplomacy
  • the commons belonging to all people are reclaimed from private greed
  • human rights and dignity are assured
  • human differences are appreciated and respected
• food, clothing, housing, education, and health care are attainable by everyone.
  • Earth’s resources are used to sustain life rather than fuel wars and destruction.
  • the nations of the world cooperate to sustain the planet and make a good life for all.

2018 Monterey Peace and Justice Center Board Members:

Catherine Crockett, President

Lynn Hamilton, , Secretary

Judy Karas

Sidney Ramsden-Scott, Vice-President

Sylvia Shih, Treasurer

Jacqui Smith

Joyce Vandevere,  Vice-President

Craig Wandke


Board Advisors

Phil Butler

Chris Fitz

Katharina Harlow

Stacy Hughes

Arlene Krebs

Michelle Welsh

Janet Louise Wilson


The Monterey Peace and Justice Center houses a free lending library of books, DVDs, and VHS films  on Peace, Social Justice, and Environmental Sustainability.  Donations of new or gently-used books and films on these subjects is appreciated. If you want, you can settle into a comfortable chair with a cup of tea to watch one of our documentary films right here at the center. Or bring your laptop and use the free Wi-fi to do research.  MPJC also hosts film screenings and other events, CSUMB Service Learning activities, and on-going  study groups.

Call 899-PEACE  (831-899-7322) or email montereypeaceandjustice@gmail.com to find out how your organization can use the facility.