Mount Diablo Peace and Justice Center
Mount Diablo Peace and Justice Center

Encouraging peaceful solutions since 1969

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2017:

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER

Action of the Month -Letter Writing Campaign to #FightFakeNews

MAY/JUNE Action of the Month – Continue to Resist and Address Racism in our local community

March-April  Action of the Month – Resist!

January/February Action of the Month – Women’s March and Peaceful Schools Conference

2016:

November/December Action of the Month – Help Support Standing Rock!

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER  Action of the Month – Defeat HR 5732: No US Regime Change in Syria!
JULY/AUGUST  Action of the Month – Occupy Party Platforms!
MAY/JUNE Action of the Month – Honor Our Art & Writing Awardees
MARCH/APRIL Our Action of the Month – Election Reform!
JANUARY/FEBRUARY  Our Action of the Month – Attend MLK Event and Peaceful Schools conference

2015:

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Our Action of the Month – Contact your elected officials.

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER  Our Action of the Month – Support our annual Awards Dinner

JULY/AUGUST Our Action of the Month – March Against the Madness – 70th Anniversary of Hiroshima

MAY / JUNE  Our Action of the Month – Attend Annual Membership Meeting

MARCH/APRIL , Our Action of the Month – What’s Next for the Crosses of Lafayette?

JANUARY/FEBRUARY, Our Action of the Month – Spread the Word about the conference – Creating Peaceful Schools

2014:

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER, Our Action of the Month – Attend the Peace Awards Dinner!

OCTOBER, Our Action of the Month – Make a Commitment to Fight Global Climate Change

SEPTEMBER , Our Action of the Month – Do One Thing (OR MORE…) For Peace

JULY/AUGUST, Our Action of the Month – Contact Congress concerning summer vote on Constitutional Amendment

JUNE, Our Actions of the Month – Attend Members’ Board Elections meeting and the Alamo Run

MAY, Our Action of the Month – Attend the Art & Writing Awards Dinner for Youth

APRIL our Action of the Month – Address Inequality – Contact your Representative

MARCH Our Action of the Month – Attend our Membership Luncheon! 

FEBRUARY, our Action of the Month – Thanks to Congressman George Miller

DECEMBER 2013 – JANUARY 2014  , our Action of the Month – Support Our Youth Education Programs.

2013: 

NOVEMBER, our Action of the Month – Help Promote our Peace Awards Dinner!

OCTOBER, our Action of the Month – Addressing the federal government shutdown and debt ceiling issues.

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER, our Action of the Month – Gun Safety.

JUNE/JULY , our Action of the Month – Attend Membership Meeting.

MAY , our Action of the Month – Board Nominations.

APRIL, our Action of the Month – Art & Writing Dinner.

MARCH, our Action of the Month – Walk Towards Peace.

 

VIDEOS OF OUR RECENT EVENTS AND OTHERS OF INTEREST

RICK STERLING – July 21, 2016 Board Member, Researcher/Writer traveled with members of a delegation organized by Center for Citizen Initiatives.  They assembled in Moscow for a two-week visit to the region.  Sterling gave a presentation on his trip with this delegation. Location: Mt. Diablo Peace Center, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek, CA Sponsored by: Mt. Diablo Peace Center – OurPeaceCenter.org – and Friendly Favors – favors.org  https://vimeo.com/175799993

ALISON WEIR – August 25, 2015  Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center hosted an evening with the journalist /author of Against Our Better Judgment.  She spoke on the roots of violence and conflict in Israel/Palestine and uncovered the history and context that the mainstream media ignores.   She is the director of If Americans Knew http://ifamericansknew.org/ Video: https://vimeo.com/137338215

CROSSES OF LAFAYETTE video history on the memorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86S8vVNUi7Y

DENNIS BERNSTEIN – March 3, 2015,  Video: https://vimeo.com/122207201    Executive Producer  & Radio Host of FLASHPOINTS on KPFA, Bernstein spoke on Transformational Figures that have Changed History. Location: Mt. Diablo Peace Center, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94596. Sponsored by: Mt. Diablo Peace Center – OurPeaceCenter.org – and Friendly Favors – favors.org

GEORGIA KELLY – February 17, 2015 Video: https://vimeo.com/122172189, Founder and Director Praxis Peace Institute, Sonoma, spoke on the speaking on the Institute’s Seminar & Tour of MONDRAGON, SPAIN  scheduled for MAY 10 – 16, 2015 Location: Mt. Diablo Peace Center, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94596. Sponsored by: Mt. Diablo Peace Center – OurPeaceCenter.org – and Friendly Favors – favors.org

TONI ANTOINETTE JOHNS, Ph.D. – February 7, 2015 Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center held its 4th Annual Conference –  Creating a Peaceful School.  The event took place at College Park High School in Pleasant Hill.  Attendees were treated to an early morning keynote address by the dynamic Toni Antoinette Johns, Ph.D. who answered the question, “How can we begin to utilize and respect different types of knowledge and styles of learning to inspire the learners of today so as to become the successful citizens of tomorrow?”  One of the teachers commented on her presentation…” I very much enjoyed the keynote speaker.  [She] is addressing topic that has been a void in current training for teachers—internalized oppression”.  Thereafter she led a  “…very deep and relevant discussion [group]”.  Video: https://vimeo.com/119052930

TASHI & NUNGSHI MALIK – JUNE 12, 2014  Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center hosted a presentation by these 22 years old twin sisters from India.  They had just returned from a climb on Mt. McKinley and are climbing the highest mountains on each continent.  By doing so they are becoming a role models for activism and peace making for youngsters around the world – www.nungshitashi.com 
Video:  https://vimeo.com/98148622

MIKO PELED –  MAY 29, 2014: http://vimeo.com/96997436  Israeli Peace Activist and son of a famous Israeli General Matti Peled, spoke to a large crowd at the Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center in Walnut Creek.   Peled is the author of the autobiographical book “The General’s Son”. He shared the remarkable history of his family and his vision for transforming the Israeli apartheid system into a secular democracy – www.mikopeled.com

ROBERT REICH EXPLAINS THE WAR ON THE POOR AND WORKING FAMILIES:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Npj2U1PdIhI&authuser=0  This video is the latest Robert Reich collaboration with MoveOn.org Civic Action.

PROJECT CENSORED  – FEBRUARY 28, 2014:  https://vimeo.com/88014573  Professors MICKEY HUFF, PETER PHILLIPS, Dr. ANDY LEE ROTH and NOLAN HIGDON and interns: Crystal Bedford, Emilee Mann, Lauren Freeman, Bryan Reid, and Siwatu Wright. Project Censored teaches students to identify the most significant censored news stories in the US, and to figure out why they were suppressed. Location: Mt. Diablo Peace Center, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94596. Sponsored by: Mt. Diablo Peace Center – OurPeaceCenter.org – and Friendly Favors – favors.org

BRAD OLSEN – January 15, 2014:  http://vimeo.com/84331765  Using Technology to Build World Peace.  An organization started in 1999 to educate and encourage the use of technology to build a more informed, connected and peaceful world – PeaceTour.org.  Location: Mt. Diablo Peace Center, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 – (925) 933-7850.  Sponsored by: Mt. Diablo Peace Center – OurPeaceCenter.org – and Friendly Favors – Favors.org

DANIEL SHEEHAN – December 11, 2013:  http://vimeo.com/81723206  The People’s Advocate – The Life and Legal History of America’s Most Fearless Public Interest Lawyer – danielpsheehan.net. Presentation, Q&A and book signing by our most courageous Constitutional Attorney. Introduced by Sara Nelson. Location: Mt. Diablo Peace Center, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 – (925) 933-7850. Sponsored by: Mt. Diablo Peace Center – OurPeaceCenter.org – and Friendly Favors – favors.org

DAVID KORTEN ~ November 14, 2013: http://vimeo.com/79539839 Sacred Stories, Earth Community, and Living Economies: Pathway to a Viable Human Future. Presentation by the co-founder and board chair of YES! Magazine and the author of: When Corporations Rule the World –davidkorten.org. Location: Walnut Creek, CA 94598. Sponsored by the Mt. Diablo Peace Center – OurPeaceCenter.org – and Friendly Favors – favors.org

ELLEN BROWN – June 6, 2013http://vimeo.com/67902836 Presenting the advantages of establishing a Publicly Owned Bank of California to keep and manage our State’s treasure for our own needs rather than sending it to Wall Street.  Location: Mt. Diablo Peace Center, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 – (925) 933-7850. Sponsored by: Friendly Favors – favors.org – and Mt. Diablo Peace Center – mtdpc.org – and Public Banking Institute –PublicBankingInstitute.org

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GAZETTE MAILING SCHEDULE 2015

March/April issue will be mailed on February 23rd – MONDAY

May/June issue will be mailed on April 27th – MONDAY

July/August issue will be mailed on June 29th – MONDAY

September/October issue will be mailed on August 31st – MONDAY

November/December issue will be mailed on October 26th – MONDAY

MAILING CREW MEETS AT 10 a.m. on the mailing date in the Owl Room at MDUUC – 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek

Recommended that you call the Center office to confirm schedule: 925-933-7850

Please submit your articles to margli@ourpeacecenter.org AND editorpg@gmail.com in Microsoft Word.

Thanks!

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