No Meeting for July

2016-06-30 19:03:09
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June Meeting: Where to Invade Next!

2016-05-10 15:27:32

wheretoinvadenext.poster-intlSunday, June 5

3:00 to 5:00 pm

E.P. Foster Library   Topping RooM

Admission Free

Honored by festivals and critics groups alike, WHERE TO INVADE NEXT is an expansive, hilarious, and subversive comedy in which the Academy Award®-winning director confronts the most pressing issues facing America today and finds solutions in the most unlikely places. The creator of FAHRENHEIT 9/11 and BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE has returned with an epic movie that’s unlike anything he has done before—an eye-opening call to arms to capture the American Dream and restore it in, of all places, America.

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Learning Nonviolent Communication

2016-05-08 14:14:04

speechbubblesBeginning on
Saturday, June 11, 2016,
Kamala Nellen will visit the Ojai Library  weekly from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

to lead a practice group on Learning Nonviolent Communication.

Additional dates will include June 18, June 25, and July 2, 2016. In this four-week class, participants will learn and practice the four components of the nonviolent communication process.

Nonviolent Communication (NVC), was started by Marshall Rosenberg, who believed it is our nature to enjoy giving and receiving in a compassionate manner. NVC begins with the assumption that we are all compassionate by nature and that violent strategies are learned behaviors taught and supported by our culture. Kamala Nellen has studied the science of yoga and meditation for more than 40 years, and is also a certified life coach and published author. Nellen has practiced NVC since 2010.

These classes are free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, City Librarian, at (805) 218-9146.

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Break Free from Fossil Fuels, March & Rally in LA

2016-05-05 12:55:05

may2016-social-share-img-v2 When: Saturday, May 14, 1 pm
Where: Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N Spring St, LA. March around downtown LA.
A global wave of resistance to show widespread support for just transition off fossil fuels and toward a new economy centered on 100% renewable energy.

How:  1. Chartered Bus:  Depart: 9:00 am from Ventura Unitarian Church (5654 Ralston St.) Return: The bus will return to Ventura by 9:00 pm on the 14th  Cost:  $40  If this is a hardship, please select a scholarship ticket at checkout. If you can, please also make a donation so that we can offer scholarships to people who wish to attend. Click here to reserve your seat on the bus!  [And please invite 5 friends to join you on the bus!]
2. Train:
  Depart: 9:59 am Amtrak from Harbor Blvd & Figueroa St (arrives Union Station 12:10 pm,  0.5 miles from L.A. City Hall).  Return: 7:15 pm train from Union Station to return to Ventura at 9:00 pm. Cost: $24 one-way ($48 round-trip)  Purchase your train ticket through Amtrak.
3. Drive:  Limited parking (mostly paid garages). Click here for directions and click here for parking options.

Sign up: Add your name here to be able to get more details! Volunteer to help with fundraising or logistics.  This is an escalation at a dozen Dirty Carbon Sites around the world by 350.org focused on protecting frontline communities and demanding to keep fossil fuels in the ground. There are rumors that Bill McKibben and Tom Steyer may speak at the rally after the march.

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Mother's Day for Peace

2016-05-03 21:56:37

Julia Ward Howe, having seen some of the worst effects of the Civil War and seeing
the onset of the Franco-Prussian war, called in 1870 for women to rise
up and oppose war in all its forms.  Her idea for a Mother’s Day for
Peace was influenced by Anna Jarvis who worked to reconcile Union and
Confederate neighbors.  Although she failed to get official recognition
for a Mother’s Day for Peace, we can reclaim and honor her intent.
You can read in its entirety
Mother’s Day Proclamation.

Standing Women (men are welcome, too) will stand together across
the globe every year on the second Sunday in May at 1 p.m. local time with those in their time zone.  The message of Standing Women is:  We are standing for the
world’s children and grandchildren, and for the seven generations
beyond them.  We dream of a world where all of our children have safe
drinking water, clean air to breathe , and enough food to eat . . .  A
world where they don’t live in fear of violence –in their home, in
their neighborhood, in their school or in their world.  At the Standing Women website
you can see all the  places  where others will be standing.

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