October Meeting: The Man Who Saved the World

2018-09-20 16:09:23 mary

For decades his story was unknown to the world.

Few people know of Stanislav Petrov…

yet hundreds of millions of people are alive because of him.

The Man Who Saved the World


An epic Cold War thriller that sends shivers down your spine and shows us just how close we came to Apocalypse … and it’s not over yet!  With a NEW COLD WAR rising and thousands of nuclear weapons on hair­ trigger alert, we still live under the same catastrophic danger that Stanislav faced back then.

Sunday, October 7
3:00 to 5:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura,
5654 Ralston Street, Ventura
Admission free.

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The Waiting Room Film

2018-09-07 15:40:53 mary
The Social Concerns Committee
of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Santa Paula
September 25, 6:30 pm, 740 E. Main St.
Free presentation, donation accepted. Discussion
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Back from the Brink

2018-09-05 15:13:32 mary

Global tensions are on the rise and U.S. relations with Russia and several other countries are tense and growing worse. What’s more, the United States plans to build smaller nuclear weapons for “nuclear war fighting” as part of a plan to rebuild the entire U.S. nuclear arsenal at the staggering cost of $1.7 trillion over the next three decades.  This truly is an all hands on deck moment.

“The risk of a nuclear catastrophe today is greater than it was during the Cold War — and yet our public is blissfully unaware of the new nuclear dangers they face.”
William J. Perry, U.S. Secretary of Defense (1994-1997)

Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles

is calling us to step Back from the Brink and change nuclear weapons policy.


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Rise for Climate Saturday, September 8

2018-08-27 08:26:45 mary

People are rising up around the world on September 8th to demand real climate leadership from every level of government.

One week before civic leaders meet in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit, we will mobilize to show that true climate leadership means nothing less than a fast, fair and just transition to 100% renewable energy, an immediate end to new fossil fuel projects and a break of all financial ties with the fossil fuel industry.

We’ll be demanding that local and civic leaders step up, rise up, and take action to stop climate change – every gathering, big or small, will help build momentum.

If you can be in San Francisco on September 8, everyone who sees this as an historic moment for climate action, please RSVP at  https://ca.riseforclimate.org/
JUMP ON THE BUS to march in SF and take part in street art, music, chants and merriment. Sliding scale charter bus tickets:  $5, $20, $50, $85 and $100.
Our being in SF powers the demand for a just, equitable and a resilient 100% renewable energy economy that rapidly expands economic opportunity, creates family sustaining jobs, and protects vulnerable communities, workers, and future generations.

Amber Bassett is the bus captain for the Ventura to San Francisco ride on Sept 8th, we are still booking tickets for our buses leaving from Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Goleta.

And, in our city, RISE VENTURA:

Please join us at the beach near the parking garage and pier at 2:00 for a rally and march to City Hall. We will either take our RISE photo at the beach or behind City Hall at the end of the march.
Bring your signs and your spirit! Also, bring hats, sunscreen, and water. (Free refills will be available at the end of the march.)
Participants are encouraged to wear yellow, orange, or red to the event. PLEASE RSVP so that we know how many people are coming AND invite your friends and family! Hope to see you there! Remember, to change everything, it takes everyone!

RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/527973280991777

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Dr. David Pellow on Critical Environmental Justice

2018-08-15 17:11:57 mary

How are social inequality and environmental pollution related? Why is it important to address the suffering of marginalized humans and the degradation of the ecosystem simultaneously?

Dr. Pellow, a respected scholar, teacher, thought leader and author, will share with us highlights of his most recent book: What is Critical Environmental Justice?

Unitarian-Universalist Church
5654 Ralston St, Ventura, CA

Sunday, August 26

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Dr Pellow is the Dehlsen Chair and Professor of Environmental Studies and Director of the Global Environmental Justice Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He teaches courses on social change movements, environmental justice, human-animal conflicts, sustainability, and social inequality.

For more information about Dr. Pellow, you can review his UCSB webpage here.

Co-hosted by the Adult Programs Coordinating Committee and the 7PEAT Environmental Justice Group. Contact: Kathleen Wheeler, kawheeler100@gmail.com. There is no cost to attend. Parking is available behind the church.

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