Monthly Meeting

September Meeting:  Ventura Food Co-op

September Meeting: Ventura Food Co-op

Sunday, september 3 3:00  to 5:00 p.m. E.P. Foster Library’s Topping Room 651 E. Main St., Ventura   Ron Whitehurst will introduce us to the Ventura Food Co-op. The co-op was incorporated last year and now has 55 members on the way to 1250 members, at which point we can open a grocery store. The […]

August Meeting:  The End of the Nuclear Weapons Age

August Meeting: The End of the Nuclear Weapons Age

Sunday, August 6, 2017 3-:00 – 5:00  p.m. E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room Join us on the 72nd anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima as we sit in circle, reflect on this history, and discuss the July 7, 2017 United Nations’ Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty which has now made all nuclear weapons illegal.   On […]

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 […]

April Meeting:  Learning from Standing Rock

April Meeting: Learning from Standing Rock

Sunday, april 2 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.  E.P. Foster Library,  Topping Room 651 E. Main Street Tim Nafziger and Tomás Morales Rebecchi shared their experiences and insights from visiting the Oceti Sakowin camp, where members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and their supporters are opposing the Dakota Access oil pipeline that threaten their water […]

March Meeting: Creating World Peace

March Meeting: Creating World Peace

Sunday, march 5 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.  E.P. Foster Library,  Topping Room   Sanderson Beck, peace activist and author, will discuss his book UNITING HUMANITY  by Spiritual Evolution & Democratic Revolution: Solutions to the Megacrisis of Climate, Poverty & War Loving people of the world unite: to abolish nuclear weapons and disarm weapons of war, […]

February Meeting:  Non-Violent Communication

February Meeting: Non-Violent Communication

Sunday, February 5 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.  E.P. Foster Library,  Topping Room 651 E. Main Street   Angry Conversations and Name-Calling About Politics Got You Down, or Guarded? Everywhere we go today we can hear, or read, or contribute to anger and/or name-calling about politics. Some keep their heads down and remain silent. Some jump […]

January Meeting:  Justice and Peace in an Interconnected World

January Meeting: Justice and Peace in an Interconnected World

Sunday, January 8, 2017 3-:00  to 5:00  p.m. E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room Rosaline Costa will speak on  justice, peace and conflict resolution issues which have been her main work in Bangladesh for  30 years.  Early on, she was attracted to work on behalf of  women and child garment workers.  She helped form the first […]