Justice4All Women's Task Force Social

2017-06-23 15:03:58 mary

Sept 9 is the first Woman’s Task Force Event and will focus on Women at Work. Information on location and other details to follow.
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Paying the Price for Peace

2017-06-22 15:13:09 mary

Paying the Price for Peace – A film screening and Q&A with Associate Producer Frank Dorrel – at the Ojai Library

July 15, 2017

3 p.m.

Ojai Library, 111 East Ojai Avenue, Ojai, CA

At 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2017, the Ojai Library will host a screening of the film Paying the Price for Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson & Voices from the Peace Movement. After the screening there will be a Q&A session with the film’s Associate Producer, Frank Dorrel.

Vietnam veteran S. Brian Willson paid the price for peace as he was run over and nearly killed by a military train during a non-violent protest on September 1st, 1987. Since then, Brian has not stopped calling attention to the effects of the U.S. military machine and ongoing state of war. This film is a moving, inspirational, and educational story of people who resist the culture of war and who believe that nonviolence can and must change the world.

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at (805) 218-9146.


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July Meeting: Is Community Choice Energy Right for You?

2017-06-21 22:37:11 mary

 Sunday, July 2

3:00  to 5:00 p.m.

E.P. Foster Library’s Topping Room

651 E. Main St., Ventur

Community Choice Energy is a new way to get cleaner electricity to local homes and businesses at competitive prices and have greater local control of how electricity is produced. Three central coast counties (Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo) have joined together to explore Community Choice Energy and plan to release a feasibility study this summer. Angus Simmons and Linda Hillman will provide an update on current central coast and statewide trends in CCE.

Linda Hillman is an attorney and CPA whose career includes federal service (SEC and GAO), big four public accounting, private sector financial management, private practice of law, and county fiscal and operational management. Angus Simmons has served as a career diplomat with the U.S. Department of State.

Sixty percent of California residents who aren’t already served by municipal utilities could be served by CCEs by 2020, according to an analysis by the Center for Climate Protection, an nonprofit that sees community choice as a potent tool to reduce greenhouse gases. Five CCEs (Marin Clean Energy, Sonoma Clean Power, Lancaster Choice Energy, Clean Power San Francisco and Peninsula Clean Energy purchase energy for 915,000 customers.
For more information: http://www.centralcoastpower.org/

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June Meeting: Students’ Dreams for Our Nation, Dreams for Our World

2017-05-16 22:25:40 mary

 Sunday, June 4

3:00  to 5:00 p.m.

E.P. Foster Library’s Topping Room

651 E. Main St., Ventura

8th grade students from Oxnard will present their research and the educational products they created as part of their year-long Common Core Project-Based learning. See what 13 and 14 year olds are concerned about locally and globally.

  • Andres: Dystopic Novel on the U.S. Debt
  • Gabby:  iMovie on Kindness
  • Matthew: Keynote on Global Warming with Solar and Wind-powered Lego creations
  • Sam & Esme:  Poster and Presentation on LGBTQ Rights
  • Marcos:  Display and Keynote on Youth Empowerment

Admission Free.

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May Meeting: Current Challenges in Protecting Immigrant Families

2017-04-25 23:01:57 mary

For 10 years Ventura County Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE-Ventura County) has been on the front lines working for policies – local, state and national – to integrate immigrant families into society.  Representatives of CLUE will discuss how the work has changed since the November election and explain how they are meeting the current challenges in preventing the separation of immigrant families.

Sunday, May 7

3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Topping Room, E.P. Foster Library

CLUE’s current working groups address:
– Getting ICE Out of Ventura County and California – emerging statewide policies to separate local law enforcement from federal immigration enforcement
– Dreamers Without Borders – working with undocumented students on their high school, college and university campuses
– Sanctuary – how the work is changing since “Liliana Santuario” was in Sanctuary at UCC Simi Valley
– Immigrant detention centers – the vast, growing, and largely invisible for-profit prison-like industry
– “Know Your Rights” – work to educate isolated immigrant communities about basic rights afforded by the Constitution to everyone here and how families are being prepared for separation if a family member is deported.
You are invited to become engaged in this urgent work!  www.cluevc.org, clue@cluevc.org

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