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United Nations Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons adopted on July 7,  2017

United Nations Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons adopted on July 7, 2017

By resolution 71/258, the General Assembly decided to convene in 2017 a United Nations conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination. The Assembly encouraged all Member States to participate in the Conference,  convened in New York, under the rules of procedure of the General Assembly, with […]

Learning from Standing Rock

Learning from Standing Rock

How can resistance movements nationwide learn from the successes and failures of the Standing Rock protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota? Join Indivisible: Conejo and SWAN for a powerful presentation by Atta Stevenson, principal advisor for Frontline Wellness United and former president of the California Inter-Tribal Council. She’ll present a brief history […]

Sadako and Peace Literacy, August 9 at Casa de Maria Retreat Center

Sadako and Peace Literacy, August 9 at Casa de Maria Retreat Center

Peace Literacy Workshop Wednesday 8/9/2017 9:30 am – 3:30 pm La Casa de Maria Explore principles of nonviolence, “waging” peace instead of war. The workshop will cover every aspect of being human, from solving national and global problems, to confronting the root causes of violence and bullying, to overcoming rage and trauma. You will learn […]

Paying the Price for Peace

Paying the Price for Peace

Paying the Price for Peace – A film screening and Q&A with Associate Producer Frank Dorrel – at the Ojai Library July 15, 2017 3 p.m. Ojai Library, 111 East Ojai Avenue, Ojai, CA At 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2017, the Ojai Library will host a screening of the film Paying the Price […]

July Meeting: Is Community Choice Energy Right for You?

July Meeting: Is Community Choice Energy Right for You?

 Sunday, July 2 3:00  to 5:00 p.m. E.P. Foster Library’s Topping Room 651 E. Main St., Ventur Community Choice Energy is a new way to get cleaner electricity to local homes and businesses at competitive prices and have greater local control of how electricity is produced. Three central coast counties (Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San […]

June Meeting:   Students’ Dreams for Our Nation, Dreams for Our World

June Meeting: Students’ Dreams for Our Nation, Dreams for Our World

 Sunday, June 4 3:00  to 5:00 p.m. E.P. Foster Library’s Topping Room 651 E. Main St., Ventura 8th grade students from Oxnard will present their research and the educational products they created as part of their year-long Common Core Project-Based learning. See what 13 and 14 year olds are concerned about locally and globally. Andres: […]

May Meeting:  Current Challenges in Protecting Immigrant Families

May Meeting: Current Challenges in Protecting Immigrant Families

For 10 years Ventura County Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE-Ventura County) has been on the front lines working for policies – local, state and national – to integrate immigrant families into society.  Representatives of CLUE will discuss how the work has changed since the November election and explain how they are meeting […]

Mothers' Day for Peace

Mothers’ Day for Peace

At our May meeting, we honor  Julia Ward Howe’s original intention for Mothers’ Day. In 1870, Julia Ward Howe took on a new issue and a new cause. Distressed by her experience of the realities of war, determined that peace was one of the two most important causes of the world (the other being equality […]

Standing Women on Mothers' Day

Standing Women on Mothers’ Day

  Please join us as we continue the tradition… standing together and anchoring ourselves firmly in the love we share for our children and the vision we carry for their positive future: Sunday May 14, 2017, Mother’s Day in many countries, 1 pm local time. Read the Declaration of Standing, and stand in silence with […]

Public Forum: "Climate Change Is Here to Stay...So What's Next?"

Public Forum: “Climate Change Is Here to Stay…So What’s Next?”

The League of Women Voters are presenting this forum,  co-sponsored with Ventura College.   The event is free and open to the public. Saturday, May 6, 2017 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Coffee & pastries at 9:30 am Ventura College Applied Science Center building theater 4667 Telegraph Road Among our speakers will be: David Lea: […]