The Drones Quilt Project

Drones Quilt Project: Quilt 1
Drones Quilt Project: Quilt 1

For the rest of November, the Drones Quilt Project is at the Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd, Seaside

Six quilts honoring the victims of United States combat drones

Each square of each quilt shows the name of the victim and the name of the quilter

Open 1:00 – 5:30 pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays through November 30.



Meet the Golden Rule Boat Crew. Take a Ride, and Chow Down

Golden Rule Boat: She's in the Water Greet and eat with the crew of the Golden Rule Anti-Nuclear Sailboat, a Veteran’s for Peace Project.
Potluck and talk at Monterey Peace and Justice Center (1364 Fremont Blvd, Seaside) on Sunday, September 13th at 2:00 pm. Bring your own plates, glasses, and silverware, for a waste-free event.
Find out about the 10-year plan to sail for a nuclear-free world!
Rides on the boat offered before the potluck and/or after – contact Gerry Condon at 206/499-1220.
About the Project

Exposing Lies of the Empire: A Conversation with Andre Vltchek

Saturday, June 13, 4:00 pmExposing Lies of the Empire: A Conversation with Andre Vltchek

Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Boulevard, Seaside

Andre-VltchekAndre Vltchek speaks about Western Imperialism’s crimes against humanity and what he has concluded from his travels worldwide investigating and documenting the exploited and the oppressed. His is a clear voice for a revolution of the downtrodden.

Andre Vltchek is a philosopher, novelist, filmmaker and investigative journalist. He covered wars and conflicts in dozens of countries. His latest books are: “Exposing Lies Of The Empire” and  “Fighting Against Western Imperialism.  Discussion with Noam Chomsky: On Western TerrorismPoint of No Return is his critically acclaimed political novel. Oceania – a book on Western imperialism in the South Pacific. His provocative book about Indonesia: “Indonesia – The Archipelago of Fear”. Andre is making films for teleSUR and Press TV. After living for many years in Latin America and Oceania, Vltchek presently resides and works in East Asia and the Middle East. He can be reached through his website or his Twitter.

Sponsored by Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and Monterey Peace and Justice Center.

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: Could it actually do what its name suggests?

Sunday, June 7, 2:00 pm, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation:  Could it actually do what its name suggests?

Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Boulevard, Seaside

Community Forum and Potluck hosted by the Civil Rights Coalition for Jail Reform – Monterey County and NAACP.

Moderator: Helen Rucker, civil rights activist, educator and community leader in the City of Seaside since 1964.

Taina Vargas-Edmond: co-founder of Monterey County’s Civil Rights Coalition for Jail Reform – Legal and legislative aspect of education is jails and prisons

Kennith Johnson: Former Three Strikes CA State prisoner – The limited educational opportunities presently available and the possibilities in a liberalized system

Thomas Lee: Monterey County Columnist on Criminal Justice – Findings on the effects of education on recidivism.

Free Event – the public is invited!
CRCJR-MC is a Project of the Monterey Peace & Justice Center

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Bold and Tender: Art Reception and Oil Paintings by Larry Contreras

Saturday, June 6, 2:00 pm, Bold and Tender:  Art Reception with oil paintings by Larry Contreras.

Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Boulevard, Seaside

Bold and Tender will hang in the MPJC gallery June 1 – July 31*.

LC_WildHorsesPainting brought extra pleasure to Larry’s life. It allowed him to step away from more mundane aspects of working for a living and taking care of responsibilities. He enjoyed painting scenes that involved very basic emotions, and brought pleasure to his eyes.

Born in San Jose, CA in 1949, Larry was exposed to his mother’s oil painting. It was later in life that Larry took it up himself, receiving encouragement from the Joy of Painting PBS show, diving into how-to books, and painting, painting, painting!

The results are amazing, with a great variety of subject matter! Bright colors, imaginative landscapes, and wild and not-so-wild animals in their natural habitat. You will find great composition, alongside a tenderness for the subjects. Come by and see for yourself!

Larry left us in 2007, and his wife, Eva, will be joining us for the reception, sharing some of her beloved husband’s many paintings.

*Open to the public Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1:00 – 5:30 pm