Workshop: Self Care in Challenging Times

Self Care in Challenging Times:   In a time of political and social crisis, staying engaged in the struggle for social change can deplete our energy and resolve. Taking care of yourself allows you to be there for others.  Self Care is an act of Peace needed now more than ever. Facilitated by Trish Nelson.

1:00 PM Saturday, March 7, 2018
Monterey Peace and Justice Center
1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside 

Learn tools to: 

  • Calm the body and mind. 
  • Give yourself permission to say Yes and No
  • Rewire automatic roles
  • Water the seeds of joy and well-being
  • Take care of yourself; Be there for others

Bring a notebook, dress comfortably.  Refreshments provided.

Voluntary sliding scale donation of $5 to $30.  No one will be turned away.

To sign up in advance, visit or phone 831-915-7257

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For more information, contact Trish at (831) 392-6574 or email

Trish Nelson is a spiritual peace activist, author, teacher, and student of Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. She participated in two Compassionate Listening Project delegations to Israel and the Palestinian Territories.   In 2007 she accompanied Thich Nhat Hanh and a community of monastics and lay practitioners on a journey to Vietnam to participate in three powerful “Grand Requiem” ceremonies to transform and heal the wounds of war.  She is passionate about promoting the active re-wiring of consciousness, offering methods to move from ingrained, devitalizing patterns into ways of being that sustain ourselves and all life.  Her approach is to start with concrete and humble actions, like mindful walking, slowing down, and noticing our auto-pilot reactions to others, the news, and events of the outside world.

Dave Lippman and Bev Grant in Concert: Sunday, Jan 17, 7:00 pm

Double-Trouble Tour, with two veteran award-winning musician/activists: political satirist and sardonic songster Dave Lippman, along with social activist, feminist and labor singer-songwriter, Bev Grant.  Join us for a double dose of razor-sharp lyrical insight, alternating wit and wisdom, as Dave and Bev take aim at an array of social and political ills, with great precision.

Sunday, Jan 17, 7:00 pm  (doors open 6:30 pm)
Monterey Peace & Justice Center
1364 Fremont Blvd, Seaside
$10 – $15 sliding scale donation.  No one turned away.  Proceeds will benefit MPCJ.
Light refreshments will be served.
For information, email or phone 831-915-7257.

Dave’s Reviews:Dave Lippman t-shirt

“With his astute observations about the American political system and his sly, often underplayed humor, Lippman is a national treasure.”
– L.A. Herald-Examiner

“One of my favorite political satirists. This is a very funny man.”
– Erich Lee Preminger, KGO-TV, San Francisco

“Brilliant political satire.”
– U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

Bev Grant

Bev’s Reviews:

“Unhesitatingly fervent, unflinchingly personal and reflecting the diversity of a real person’s musings.”
-Sing Out! Magazine

“Bev Grant still looks like a kid, but she has been a constant source of inspiration to me for almost 40 years… a brilliant feminist pioneer with a true rock and roll heart! What’s not to love?”
– Anne Feeney (union-maid, hellraiser, labor singer and traveling agitator)

Film and Discussion: Etz Limon (Lemon Tree), Saturday, Nov 28, 2015, 2:00 pm

The 2008 film, Etz Limon (Lemon Tree), directed by Eran Riklis, is inspired by a true incident.  It tells the story of Salma Zidane, (Hiam Abbass), a Palestinian widow who tries to hang on to the lemon grove her family has tended for decades.  When the Israeli Defense Minister and his wife move into the neighboring property, he demands, for security reasons, that the lemon trees be cut down.  As Salma embarks on a legal quest to defend her trees, she finds an unlikely ally in the Defense Minister’s wife.   106 minutes, in Arabic and Hebrew with subtitles.

Etz Limon - promoSaturday, November 28, 2015
:00 pm film screening, followed by discussion.
Suggested donation of $5.  No one turned away.
Information table with resources on the Israeli-Palestine conflict, including books and DVD’s to lend.
Mediterranean fare will be provided.
Monterey Peace and Justice 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

November 29 is International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

“On this International Day of Solidarity, I call on the parties to step back from the brink. The mindless cycle of destruction must end. The virtuous circle of peace must begin.”

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Message on the International Day of
Solidarity with the Palestinian People


Coming Together for Racial & Social Justice

A workshop to bring diverse community members together to end racism:
♦ Identify and welcome social identities
♦ Learn about allyship
♦ Brainstorm on local issues and racial injustices
♦ Discuss resources, opportunities & next steps

Saturday, November 14, 2015
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Oldemeyer Center, dance studio
986 Hilby Ave., Seaside

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Free event. Voluntary donation appreciated.
Facilitated by NCBI Monterey County, and co-sponsored by Monterey Peace & Justice Center and NAACP Monterey County Branch

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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