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January Meeting:  Move to Amend:  Legalize Democracy

January Meeting: Move to Amend: Legalize Democracy

We will screen Legalize Democracy, a new 30 minute documentary from Move to Amend.   Historical timelines featured in the film  tell the story of the Supreme Court cases that shaped the doctrine of “corporate personhood”, the rights guaranteed by amendments fought for by people’s movements, and the intersection of law and culture that codified and […]

Amnesty International Local Group #452 Write-a-thon

Amnesty International Local Group #452 Write-a-thon

This year our local group 452 is coordinating our write-­a­-thon with Amnesty International USA’s Global Write­a­thon. Write For Rights ­ December 2 – ­17, 2013 ­ is the world’s largest letter­writing event. You can be part of a global initiative that will generate a massive outpouring of letters and cards to protect the human rights […]

Season of Peace Meeting:  Salam Al-Marayati on Converting from Hostility to Friendship through God

Season of Peace Meeting: Salam Al-Marayati on Converting from Hostility to Friendship through God

Mr. Al-Marayati  has been deeply involved in interfaith activities in the Los Angeles area, where he serves as an advisor to numerous political, civic and academic institutions.  He served as co-chair of the Interfaith Coalition to Heal Los Angeles, which formed as a result of the Los Angeles uprising in the Summer of 1992. For […]

Elliot Adams on Closing Guantanamo and Building Non-Violent Social Movements

Elliot Adams on Closing Guantanamo and Building Non-Violent Social Movements

On November 16, Elliot Adams will be in Ventura to discuss closing Guantanamo and building social movements with the power to accomplish the will of the people despite government failure.  Past president of the National Veterans for Peace, Adams, is intent on closing the off-shore facility and ending the practices that have undermined international and […]

November Meeting: The Soldiers Project

November Meeting: The Soldiers Project

In  November, the month of Veterans’ Day, the focus of our meeting will be the concerns of veterans.   Judith Broder, MD, founder of The Soldiers Project, will present Moral Injury an alternative way to understand the hidden wounds of war Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.     E.P. Foster Library’s Topping Room, […]

CAUSE is recruiting volunteers to talk to Ventura residents about enrolling for health care

The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is the biggest expansion of the safety net in generations. CAUSE is in the middle of a big push to talk to over 6,000 Central Coast residents about getting healthcare for their families.  Teams of volunteers are going door to door in Oxnard, West Ventura, Santa Paula, Fillmore and Santa […]

Earth Charter Film Festival

Earth Charter Film Festival

This year, as a prelude to the presentation of our 12th annual Earth Charter Awards Program, Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions is pleased to present an Earth charter Film Festival The film festival is co-sponsored by the Ventura College International Studies Program. Each film exemplifies  principles of the Earth Charter. The Festival will be held on […]

Earth Charter Summit and Awards Ceremony

Earth Charter Summit and Awards Ceremony

Saturday, October 12 at 3:00 p.m.   @ Ventura College’s Guthrie Hall * Every year CPR 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.  Ventura County 2013 Recipients of the Earth Charter Awards: Moses Mora, for his […]

October Meeting:  Gasland 2

October Meeting: Gasland 2

    In this explosive follow-up to his Oscar®-nominated film GASLAND, filmmaker Josh Fox uses his trademark dark humor to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring on a global level (in 32 countries worldwide). In view of […]

International Day of Peace September 21

International Day of Peace September 21

“It is not enough to teach children how to read, write and count. Education has to cultivate mutual respect for others and the world in which we live, and help people forge more just, inclusive and peaceful societies.” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon 100-day countdown message to the International Day of Peace Join us in observing […]