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December Meeting: Beyond Right and Wrong

2014-11-03 18:27:03
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This transformative documentary explores what happens as victims of three devastating conflicts attempt to rebuild their lives, balancing their need for justice with the desire to forgive.

Sunday,  December 7
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room

Beyond Right & Wrong  presents the stories of people who have experienced loss and the stories of people who have caused that loss. From the Rwandan Genocide to the Troubles in Northern Ireland to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, people from different sides of the violence have entrusted all of us with their stories—their anger or remorse, their pain, their paths to recovery.

 Our exploration of Forgiveness continues with our January meeting

as we meet with Erin Prewitt.

Sunday,  January 4, 2015     3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room

Erin’s husband Chris, her college sweetheart, was jogging one morning last April when he was hit and killed by a woman driving under the influence of drugs.   Chris and Erin had a 7 year old daughter.  Chris was a beloved educator and philanthropist who traveled to Sierra Leone to train teachers.
What do you do when you lose someone who is a vital and vibrant piece to their family, friends, community? This is where Erin’s journey with grace, hope and forgiveness was born.
Come and share Erin’s journey and your own encounters with the power of forgiveness.

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Amnesty International Local Group 452 Write-a-Thon

2014-11-03 18:21:34

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Coming in February!

2014-10-01 14:12:53

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November Meeting: Detention Witness - A Year Visiting Immigrants Locked in a Desert Prison

2014-09-30 13:45:43

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Gordon Clint will share his experiences visiting immigrants in the detention center in Adelanto.

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sunday,   November 2, 2014
E.P. Foster Library Topping Room

As a volunteer with Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice – Ventura County (CLUE-VC), Gordon Clint has organized 18 carpool trips to Adelanto, the largest immigrant detention center in California. Clint is concerned about the perverse incentives of private, for-profit prisons and detention centers like GEO Group’s Adelanto facility.  He will share what he has learned about the cost of our detention and deportation system on immigrants, their families, and taxpayers.

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Earth Charter Community Summit and Awards Program

2014-09-22 10:52:31

Every year Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions presents Earth Charter Awards to those community activists who best embody the Earth Charter’s core values. Our event is co-sponsored by Ventura College’s International Studies Program. There is no charge to attend. Refreshments will be served.

EARTH CHARTER SUMMIT AND AWARDS PROGRAM

Saturday, October 11 at 3:00 p.m.

at Ventura College’s Guthrie Hall

Please join us on this joyous occasion to honor this year’s Ventura County ambassadors of the Earth Charter:

Respect and Care for the Community of Life
Hugh Ralston – Ventura County Community Foundation

Ecological Integrity
Sandy Hedrick – Hedrick Ranch Nature Area
Kitty Merrill – Ventura350.org
Jan Dietrick – Ventura Citizens Climate Lobby

 Social and Economic Justice (Richard Weinstock Memorial Award)
Gordon Clint – CLUE Ventura County “Detention Witness”

Democracy, Nonviolence and Peace (Betty Eagle and Bill Hammaker Memorial Award)
Dr. Judith Broder and Robin Grant – Soldiers Project

Youth Education and Outreach
Danna Lomax- El Lugar Mas Bonito del Mundo Curriculum

Earth Charter and the Arts

 Ana Carrillo- Our Town, Our Children: A Social Awareness Art Project

 Youth Activism
MEChA and ASG from Oxnard College

         Learn about the Earth Charter at http://www.earthcharterinaction.org

For a map of the Ventura College campus, go  to:     http://www.venturacollege.edu/college_information/maps/campus_central.shtml
Guthrie Hall is marked GH on the map.
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