Rize Up! Tour: Roy Zimmerman in Concert Aug 10, 7:30 pm

Singer-songwriter and political satirist, Roy Zimmerman, returns to the Monterey Peace and Justice Center, bringing comic relief and encouragement to the struggle for Peace and Justice.  He’ll sing songs from his soon-to-be-released CD, Rize Up, along with classic favorites.  Have hope! Laugh! Sing along! Let’s RiZe Up together!

Friday, Aug 10, 7:30 pm. Doors open 7pm.
Monterey Peace Resource Center
1364 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA

Tickets are $20 or pay what you can.  Available at the door and at brownpapertickets-RoyZimmerman-MPJC-8-10-18

Proceeds will help Roy and his wife and co-writer, Melanie Harby, take their 2018-2019 RiZe Up Tour on the road — bringing laughter and encouragement to progressive-minded people who need a lot of both.

More info:  email montereypeaceandjustice@gmail.com or (831) 915-7257

 Rize Up Tour info: email roy@royzimmerman.com.
Find more videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/RoyZimmerman

We’re Hiring!  Part-time paid staff position:  Volunteer Manager.  Apply by 10/31/18.  

Monterey Peace and Justice Center
Position:  Volunteer Manager
To apply, scroll down for details.
The deadline for applications is Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

The Monterey Peace and Justice Center is seeking a staff member to recruit, train, supervise, and retain volunteers.  The Volunteer Manager will be responsible for seeing that the Center is staffed during open hours and as needed for various programs, events and special projects — including the art gallery and lending library.

The position is part-time, 20 hours per week, paying $15 to $18 per hour, depending on experience and training.  The person hired for this position will use a variety of interpersonal, communication, and administrative skills to coordinate a pool of volunteers in activities that further the mission of the Monterey Peace and Justice Center.  Work hours are flexible.

Volunteer Manager:

  • Actively recruit, train, supervise and retain volunteers for events and programs hosted and/or sponsored by the Monterey Peace and Justice Center (MPJC).
  • Supervise volunteers at MPJC, which involves scheduling, orientation of new volunteers, and preparation of task lists for volunteer job assignments.
  • Direct volunteers to collaborate with MPJC committees, including Programming, Special Events, Art Gallery, and Fundraising committees.
  • Collaborate with other MPJC staff and board members to develop meaningful volunteer opportunities.
  • Become familiar with the Filemaker Pro volunteer management system and volunteer database.
  • Recognize volunteers by arranging annual events to acknowledge and appreciate their work – collectively and individually, highlighting their impact, and to encourage camaraderie.

Facility Support:

  • Coordinate volunteer staffing of the Peace Center to ensure coverage during open-to-the-public hours, 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
  • Become familiar with use the audio-visual equipment and train volunteers to use it for events.
  • Learn the lending Library system and train volunteers to maintain it.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with CSUMB Service Learning Institute, designated MPJC board member(s), and with Service Learner recruits in conducting service projects at MPJC.  May supervise some Service Learning projects.
  • Report monthly to the MPJC Board, attend board meetings as a guest, to provide a status report, or optionally submit a written or electronic report in advance of the meeting.
  • Commit to a mutually supportive and collegial working relationship with other staff and volunteers.

Desired Skills and Experience:

• Commitment to nonviolence and core values of the Monterey Peace and Justice Center
• Familiarity with nonviolent communication and compatible methods of interaction
• Experience in volunteer management/development work preferred
• A team member who is committed to consensus decision-making and shared responsibilities
• Minimum of one year of work experience
• Competent writing, editing, and interpersonal communication skills
• Experience working or living with diverse persons or communities
• Ability to manage conflict and resolve issues in a timely, professional manner
• Competent social media and web skills
• Commitment to consensus decision-making and shared responsibilities
• Ability to create reports and analyze data
• Competent computer literacy, including MS Office applications and database programs
• Competence in the use of audio-visual equipment


  • One week paid time off at the employee’s discretion for vacation and sick leave
  • Workman’s compensation

Work Culture:

MPJC is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity.  MPJC promotes a workplace that is respectful of differences, perceived or actual characteristics, based on, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, and physical disability.

To Apply:

Send a PDF of your resume and cover letter. Complete the application form:  https://peacecentral.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/mpjc-job-application-ver-7-18.pdf

In addition, respond to these questions:

1. What is your philosophy and practice of nonviolence?
2. Outline the skills and experience you would bring to this position.
3. How did you learn about this position?

Send to:  montereypeaceandjustice {at} gmail {dot} com
The deadline for applications is Wednesday, October 31, 2018.


About MPJC:
Monterey Peace and Justice Center was founded in 2004 as a resource center and venue for educating and advocating for peace, social justice, nonviolence, democracy and environmental sustainability – which means challenging perceptions of the forces that shape our world.  Our challenge is to create awareness that a world beyond war is possible, that there is popular support for ending war, and to provide resources for conceptualizing and finding nonviolent responses to conflicts and injustices.

Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside, CA  93955

831. 899.7322


Bilingual Film Series: Cual es el Camino a Mi Casa? (Which Way Home?), Monday, January 5, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

The 2009 documentary film, Cual es el Camino a Mi Casa? (Which Way Home?), directed by Rebecca Cammisa follows several children attempting to cross from Mexico and Central America to the United States on top of a train known as “La Bestia.”   2010 Emmy Winner for Best News and Documentary.  90 minutes – Spanish with subtitles.

7:00 – 9:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30).   Film runs 90 min.  

Admission is free – gratis (donations appreciated).
Peace Resource Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside, between Hamilton and Sonoma Streets. 

More info:   831- 899-7322

The Bilingual Film Series is a project of the Monterey Peace and Justice Center.

Bilingual Film Festival: Biutiful, Monday, March 3, 2014, 7:00 pm

BIUTIFUL:  Directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (2010), Biutiful follows the journey of Uxbal, (Javier Bardem), a man who struggles to reconcile fatherhood, love, spirituality, crime, guilt and mortality in the backdrop of modern Barcelona’s underworld.  The film was nominated for two Academy Awards in 2011: Best Foreign Language Film and Best Actor for Javier Bardem, who also received the Best Actor Award at Cannes for his work on the film.


Admission is free (donations appreciated).

Peace Resource Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside, between Hamilton and Sonoma Streets. 

More info:   831- 899-7322

The Bilingual Film Festival is a project of the Monterey Peace and Justice Center.

Bilingual Film Festival: Ciudad del Silencio (Bordertown), Lunes/Monday, November 4, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Ciudad del Silencio (2007 U.S. film), written and directed by Gregory Nava, is inspired by the true story of the numerous female homicides in Ciudad Juarez and tells the story of an inquisitive American reporter sent in by her American newspaper to investigate the murders.  It stars Jennifer Lopez, Antonio Banderas and Martin Sheen.   Lopez received the “Artists for Amnesty”, award presented by Amnesty International for her role as producer and star of a film “examining the ongoing murders of hundreds of women in a Mexican border town”.

In English, with some Spanish.

Cuidad del Silencio - BordertownDoors open at 6:30 pm.  Film starts at 7:00 pm.   Runtime: 112 minutes.

Admission is free – gratis    (donations appreciated)

Peace Resource Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside, between Hamilton and Sonoma Streets.

More info:  831- 899-7322

The Bilingual Film Festival is a project of the Monterey Peace and Justice Center.

Bilingual Film Festival: Una Vida Mejor (A Better Life), Monday, October 7, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

An American Film about a Mexican immigrant family seeking “una vida mejor” (a better life) in East L.A.   Mostly in English, with some Spanish (with English subtitles).   El mexicano Demián Bichir interpreta a un hombre trabajador, un inmigrante que es papá soltero y busca darle lo necesario a su hijo con el propósito de que tenga una buena vida en Estados Unidos.

A devoted father comes into possession of a truck which allows him to earn a better income by taking more gardening jobs.  But with immigration agents on every corner and vicious gangsters trying to lure his son into a life of crime, it’s a constant struggle to survive in East Los Angeles.

A Better Life snippet 2

7:00 – 9:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30).   Film runs 78 min.  

Admission is free (donations appreciated).
Peace Resource Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside, between Hamilton and Sonoma Streets. 

More info:   831- 899-7322

The Bilingual Film Festival is a project of the Monterey Peace and Justice Center.

NO WAR ON SYRIA: Monday, September 9, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, @ Window-on-the-Bay, Monterey

Join a Demonstration at Window-on-the-Bay, Monterey, timed to coincide with the coming back into session of Congress, who will be taking up President Obama’s request for authorization of military action against Syria.

Bring signs on this subject e.g. WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER or hold signs that will be supplied.

This is a spontaneous uprising of local concerned citizens, not sponsored by any organization.

Monday, September 9, 5:00 – 7:00  pm, @ Window-on-the-Bay, Monterey

For info, call 831-373-0823.

War is Not the Answer - Take Action

Response to threat of war with Syria – Local demonstration: Wed Sept 4, noon-1pm

The Peace Coalition is calling for a demonstration against a possible war or hostile action in Syria by US military forces.

Wednesday, September 4th, 12 noon-1:00 pm, in front of Sam Farr’s office

100 W Alisal St, Salinas, (inside the Salinas downtown post office on West Alisal St.)

A Press Conference will coincide with the demonstration.  Demonstrators will then deliver a letter to Sam Farr’s office asking Farr to take a position against intervention and to speak out as such.

TURN OUT and SPEAK OUT!  Bring a sign or an organizational banner.

Please help spread the word.   Monterey Peninsula folks, plan carpools to Salinas.  Participate with Salinas folks opposed to military intervention.

Contact Gary Karnes for more information:  402-9106.

protest photo4

Roy Zimmerman: Wake Up Call! Sunday, August 25 7pm-9pm at the Peace Resource Center

Roy Zimmerman writes hilarious, rhyme-intensive original songs that are also incisive calls to action, smart, savvy and undeniable .   “Wake Up Call” is a funny, tuneful and unabashedly Progressive look at what Roy and his wife and co-writer Melanie Harby saw and heard across America in the Obama Era.  In 2012, they traveled 47,000 miles to complete a 50-state tour of 49 states  (Hawaii was “Omission Accomplished,” he says.)

Zimmerman WakeUpCall snippet

$18 or pay what you can

Where?  Peace Resource Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside, (between Sonoma and Hamilton) 

Radio interview to promote this event on KRXA 540AM on Thursday, August 22 at 8 am.

The Los Angeles Times says, “Zimmerman displays a lacerating wit and keen awareness of society’s foibles that bring to mind a latter-day Tom Lehrer.”

Tom Lehrer himself says, “I congratulate Roy Zimmerman on reintroducing literacy to comedy songs. And the rhymes actually rhyme, they don’t just ‘rhyne.'”

Sing Out! says, “Zimmerman is a guy on the left skewering folks on the right with rapier-sharp lyrics … underneath the caustic satire is a man who is surprisingly optimistic.”


Community Potluck and Program: A talk by Ann Todd Jealous and Caroline Haskell, Sunday, August 4, 1:00 -3:00 pm

This Community Potluck and Program will feature a talk by Ann Todd Jealous and Caroline Haskell about their new book Combined Destinies. For this book, authors Ann Todd Jealous and Caroline Haskell collaborated to facilitate the beginning of a conversation that encourages self-examination and compassion to look at how white Americans have been hurt by the very ideology that their ancestors created.   More info at http://www.combineddestinies.com/

Combined Destinies

Sunday, August 4, 2013.   Potluck at 1:00  pm.  Program at 1:30 pm until 3:00 pm.

The event is free, and you are encouraged to bring a dish to share.

The Peace Resource Center is at 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside.

More info:  831-899-7322