Local Singers and Musicians will lead us in Seeger songs!
Sunday, March 2, 2014
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Bell Arts Factory Community Room
Join Alan Thornhill, Mark Wingland and members of his youth choir (who are focusing on social action music this term), Paul Belgum and more local musicians for inspirational singing and social action opportunities.
Notice change of venue from our usual meeting place for this meeting.
Huddle for Peace and Justice
Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions invited you to help us create our playbook for the coming year.
We met and gathered in a Council Circle to review our mission and the Earth Charter Pillars and then to apply this to what we want to do in the coming year. The chart to the left shows the Earth Charter Pillars:
Social and Economic Justice
Democracy, Nonviolence and Peace
Respect and Care for the Community of Life
and the areas of concern expressed by participants in the meeting.
You can see at the lower right that something concrete came from the meeting — a plan for our March meeting. We reflected upon the passing of Pete Seeger and the need for the inspiration of art and music in energizing people to work toward a better world. So we hope you will join us on March 2. The March meeting will be held at Bell Arts Factory Community Room.
Do you see something else here you would like to pursue? Or would you like to add something? Let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org.
State Fracking Hearing in Ventura
Wednesday, January 8, 4-8 pm
Ventura College Performing Arts Center, 4700 Loma Vista
Everyone can comment about Content and Scope for the Environmental Impact Report DOGGR (the regulatory state agency) will prepare for Ventura County. Share comment at the hearing verbally or in writing, or see below for mailing or emailing comments.
BAN Fracking Rally and Protest Outside
3-4 pm mainly before the hearing and also during til 8 pm
Come when you can for as long as you can in solidarity with Sierra Club, Ventura350, 350 Santa Barbara, and Californians Against Fracking (a coalition including Center for Biological Diversity, Food & Water Watch, & CREDO)
Governor Jerry Brown’s oil & gas officials at Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) released draft regulations for fracking & extreme oil extraction. The hearing in Ventura is about the content and scope of the EIR which is explained briefly here.
The Sierra Club provides the key criticisms of the regulations here. The regulations are technically the subject of hearings in Santa Maria on January 13 and in Long Beach on January 6, while the hearing in Ventura is technically about what the content and scope of the Ventura District EIR should be.
Written comments may be sent by regular U.S. Mail or other carrier to:
Ms. Adele Lagomarsino
California Department of Conservation
Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resource
801 K Street, MS 18-00 Sacramento, CA 95814-353
Written comments submitted via e-mail communication are encouraged
Include your name and return address in the message and send with attachments to: SB4EIR@conservation.ca.gov
Our fundamental message: “Ban fracking now!”
Ventura Rally starts at 3 until sometime after 4 pm. We will protest outside the hearing from 4 to 8 pm. You are encouraged to go to the hearing and deliver public comment in person or in writing.
Follow on Twitter @Ventura350 (to be set up imminently)
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 created discrimination based on race. Discussion and update on the current status of the Move to Amend movement follow. Move to Amend is calling for an amendment to the US Constitution to unequivocally state that inalienable rights belong to human beings only, and that money is not a form of protected free speech under the First Amendment and can be regulated in political campaign.
Sunday, January 5, 2014
3:00 to 5:00 p.m
E.P. Foster Library's Topping, 651 E. Main St., Ventura
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 of people at risk. Join us
Saturday, December 7, 2013 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
at College United Methodist Church 4300 Telegraph Road, Ventura, Corner of Baylor Avenue (across from Ventura College)
Drop by any time between 1 and 4 to write one or several letters.
We furnish snacks, pens, paper, stamps and good company.
Live music from local musicians to accompany your letter writing!