2015-09-10 22:53:52


Saturday, October 10 at 3:00 p.m.

at Ventura College’s Guthrie Hall

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.

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

Respect and Care for the Community of Life
Laundry Love

Ecological Integrity

Food for Thought

Lori Hamor

 Social and Economic Justice (Richard Weinstock Memorial Award)

Family to Family

Pat McLean

Democracy, Nonviolence and Peace (Betty Eagle and Bill Hammaker Memorial Award)
Pamela Brubaker

Youth Education and Outreach

Kathy Elliot, Beth Borer

Pacific High Elder Buddies

Earth Charter and the Arts

Huicho Le

 Youth Activism

                                                     Pacific High Students – Elder Buddies

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-and-parking/campus-central
Guthrie Hall is marked GH on the map.

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Celebration of a Victory in the Struggle to End Solitary Confinement

2015-09-09 08:39:05

presented by

The Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Community Forum

Friday October 23, 2015 – 7:30 pm

A live performance
In Celebration of a Victory in the Struggle to End Solitary Confinement*

A cast of  actors, activists and former prisoners read the voices of people experiencing the torture of long-term solitary confinement. Presented as part of actions launched by the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition.

Compiled by Andy Griggs and Melvin Ishmael Johnson
Directed by Andy Griggs

(Donations gratefully accepted)
Information: 805-498-9401 or email: ghclint@yahoo.com

*A moderated discussion following the performance will include information about the recent agreement with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to limit indeterminate long-term solitary confinement. “If the SHU fits” is part of a call to STOP THE TORTURE with events in the greater Los Angeles area on the 23rd of each month, signifying the number of hours each day that prisoners are locked in their solitary cell.

Visit: http://bit.ly/23rdMonthlyEndSolitary

Co-sponsored by:  National Religious Campaign Against Torture
Californians United for a Responsible Budget
Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions
ACLU/SC Ventura County Chapter

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Earth Charter Film Festival

2015-09-08 20:56:26

Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions presents its third Earth Charter Film Festival as a prelude to its 2015 Earth Charter Community Summit, co­sponsored by the Ventura College International Studies Program.

Each film exemplifies principles of the Earth Charter.

Sunday, October 4,  2015
E.P. Foster Library Topping Room
Admission FREE.

To exemplify the principle of Ecological Integrity:

3:00 pm    Tuk’e’m Mountain Ghost

tuk'e'm10 minute short
Tuk’e’m is the Chumash word for mountain lion, which can also be interpreted as mountain ghost. This short documentary film is about the need for a wildlife corridor over the 101 freeway at Liberty Canyon and how you can get involved to help build it.  The film was created by John Monday, a local student, musician and advocate for animal welfare.

To exemplify the principle of  Respect and Care for the Community of Life :

3:30 pm      The Case Against 8caseagainst8

112 min.


A behind-the-scenes look inside the historic case to overturn California’s ban on same-sex marriage. The high-profile trial first makes headlines with the unlikely pairing of Ted Olson and David Boies, political foes who last faced off as opposing attorneys in Bush v. Gore. The film also follows the plaintiffs, two gay couples who find their families at the center of the same-sex marriage controversy. Five years in the making, this is the story of how they took the first federal marriage equality lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court.

To exemplify the principle of Democracy, Non-violence and Peace:

Iwasherage6:00 pm    I Was Her Age

35 min.

Young British filmmaker Emma Baggott’s documentary follows the delegation of 8 Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb survivors and accompanying youth on their journey around the world to share the horrors of nuclear weapons and appeal for their prohibition and eradication.   Events were held in host cities around the world  in the nuclear weapon states of Russia, the United States, France and India, for mayors, local officials and the community, focusing on the child survivors meeting local parents with children who are now the age the survivors were in 1945, as well as their teachers. Throughout the voyage the Hibakusha called on political leaders to support the Humanitarian Pledge (Austrian Pledge), which promised to “stigmatise, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences and associated risks.”
This film was created in collaboration with Peace Boat and Mayors for Peace.

To exemplify the principle of Social and Economic Justice:

6:45    Fed Up FEDUP_DVD

99 minutes
Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong.
FED UP is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar winning producer of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and director Stephanie Soechtig,
FED UP will change the way you eat forever.

8:45: Tuk’e’m Mountain Ghost

A repeat showing of the short documentary. 



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International Day of Peace: Partnerships for Peace -- Dignity for All

2015-09-05 10:29:59

Amnesty International USA Local Group #452

and Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions  present

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Partnerships for Peace: Dignity for All, in observance of the International Day of Peace

Sunday, September 20

3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Cafe on A,     438 S. “A” Street, Oxnard

Admission Free

Pamela Brubaker,  Professor Emerita of Religion and Ethics at Cal Lutheran University reports on the

Alliance for  Global Justice solidarity delegation to the Colombian Peace Negotiations

Pamela Brubaker has taught courses on peace and justice, participated in a 2009 International Forum for Peace and Justice in Bogota, Colombia, followed by a solidarity delegation to a conflict zone  with Christian Peacemaker Teams, and then in April of this year was part of an  Alliance for  Global Justice solidarity delegation to the Colombian Peace Negotiations in Havana, Cuba.

Each year, the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21. The General Assembly of the United Nations  established the International Day of Peace in 1981 as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

The theme of this year’s commemoration is “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All” which aims to highlight the importance of all segments of society to work together to strive for peace. The work of the United Nations would not be possible without the initial partnerships that were active in its creation and the thousands of partnerships each year between governments, civil society, the private sector, faith-based
groups and other non-governmental organizations that are needed to
support the Organization in achieving its future goals.


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September Meeting: The Peace Index, Local and Global

2015-09-04 00:38:20

Global Peace Index Report_0

Sunday,  September 6,  2015

3:00 to 5:00 pm

Topping Room, E.P. Foster Library


Dr. Dodge will update us on the the latest threat to cleanup efforts at

Santa Susana Field Lab – our local Three Mile Island .
In anticipation of  September’s International Day of Peace,  he will give an overview and introduce the latest 2015 Global Peace Index.

The Global Peace Index measures the state of peace in 162 countries according to 23 indicators that gauge the absence of violence or the fear of violence. It is produced annually by the Institute for Economics and Peace.


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