[CCPJ Update] CCPJ Update March 1, 2009
Sue at TellMeAboutItTours.com
Sun Mar 1 13:41:47 EST 2009
Submitted by sue berres on Sun, 2009-03-01 14:37. CCPJ Newsletters
In this newsletter
Healing the Wounds of War: Film Series
Stop the Farmville Immigrant Detention Center Benefit and Rally
And much more . . .
Join CCPJs Weekly Demonstration!
WHEN: Thursday, March 5, 2009 4:30 5:30 pm
WHERE: Federal Building, corner of Ridge and Water Streets, Charlottesville.
Signs will be provided.
Map and more info: http://www.charlottesvillepeace.org/thursday
Come to Monthly CCPJ Meeting
WHEN: Sunday, April 5, 2009 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Friends Meeting House, 1104 Forest Street, Charlottesville
Please join us for our monthly meeting. Find out what's going on in the area
of peace and justice, offer your ideas, and participate in events and
actions. Everyone is welcome.
Pre-meeting potluck at 5:45. Nourish yourself with good food and
More information: 434-961-6278
WHEN: Saturday, March 7, 2009 7:30 pm
WHERE: Call Susan Oberman at 434-244-0374 for directions
Join us at a salon to discuss Israeli-Palestinian Peace Efforts: What We
What We Can Do
"I know from personal involvement that the devastating invasion of Gaza by
Israel could easily have been avoided." Jimmy Carter, The Washington Post,
"An Unnecessary War" Thursday, January 8, 2009.
The CCPJ Salon is a gathering to connect people in the peace and justice
community. Our intention is to create dialogue on peace and justice issues,
to provide a space for interpersonal and group communication, and to further
both enjoyment, and action.
For further information contact Susan Oberman at susan.oberman at gmail.com
Video of Last Weeks Virginia Healthcare in Crisis Public Forum
Couldnt make the Healthcare Forum? View the video here:
Events Sponsored by Other Organizations
Healing the Wounds of War: A Film Series
WHERE: Charlottesville Mennonite Church, 701 Monticello Ave.,
March 1 - For the Love of Tomorrow, how one woman transformed relations
between Germany and France after World War II.
March 15 - The Imam and the Pastor, the story of a Christian Pastor and a
Muslim Imam who were enemies yet became peacemakers in Nigeria.
March 29 - The Radicals, a story of the beginning of the peace church
tradition in the midst of the Wars of Religion in the 16th and 17th century
6:00 pm snacks
6:30 pm movie begins
Each film will be followed by a brief discussion.
Childcare: Childrens movie with Adult present
For more information call (434) 293-8306 or email pastorcmc at embarqmail.com
Creating a Butterfly Garden in Your Backyard
WHEN: Wednesday, March 4, 2009 7:00 pm
WHERE: St. Mark Lutheran Church in Charlottesville (corner of Alderman Rd. &
Deborah Judson-Ebbets. is an organic gardener and herbalist who will give
helpful hints on landscaping your yard to attract wildlife.
Sponsored by the Piedmont Group of the Sierra Club.
For more information contact John Cruickshank at 434 973-0373 or
jcruickshank4 at gmail.com
Stop the Farmville Immigrant Detention Center Benefit Dinner and Rally
A benefit to raise money for People United's campaign to stop the Farmville
Immigrant Detention Center:
WHEN: Friday, March 6, 2009 6:00 pm
WHERE: Friends Meeting House 1104 Forest St. Charlottesville
Dinner at 6:00 with members of the Charlottesville immigrant community,
followed by music and conversation. Here's to the Long Haul, Barling and
Collins and Alison Self will all perform.
For more information contact Luis Oyola at hackrawlin at gmail.com or
March and Rally to Stop the Immigrant Detention Center
WHEN: Saturday, March 7, 2009 12:00 noon
WHERE: Riverside Park - 5th and Main, Farmville, VA
For more information call (434) 906-0421, email info at thepeopleunited.org or
Community Night with Joel Salatin
WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 2009 7:00pm
WHERE: Montessori Community School at 305 Rolkin Rd on Pantops Mountain in
Creating a Local Food System that Works, with Joe Salatin
Joel Salatin, third generation alternative farmer, creator of Polyface Farms
and author of many acclaimed books, will be giving a community talk on Broad
Scale Agriculture: Creating a Local Food System that Works as part of the
Blue Ridge Permaculture Institute's Permaculture Design Course:
Sustainability Strategies for the Blue Ridge.
The suggested donation for the event is $15, and the proceeds will support
the Blue Ridge Permaculture Network.
Sponsored by Blue Ridge Permaculture Network
For more information and to register contact Terry Lilley at 434-296-3963 or
tygerlilley at gmail.com
Sierra Club Forum: Visions for a Sustainable and Just Community
WHEN: Saturday, March 15, 2009 1:30 4:30 pm
WHERE: McIntire Room, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
We wish to foster a public discussion of the requirements for a sustainable
and just community. If there is sufficient public interest, later forums
might be held, perhaps culminating in development of a new vision statement
for our community. We hope to build on the results of previous visioning and
Invited speakers will discuss visioning as a process, some essential
elements of a sustainable community and justice and equity issues that arise
in the accomplishment of sustainability. Two discussion periods between the
audience and speakers are included.
We are asking speakers to imagine our community fifty years hence. We would
like speakers to explain why their subjects are important to the
accomplishment of sustainability and how their subjects would be dealt with
in a sustainable community. We are interested in possible conflicts between
different components of a sustainable community and how they can be
resolved. We urge speakers identify justice and equity issues they see
connected to their subjects.
Sponsored by the Piedmont Group of the Sierra Club
For further information contact Tom Olivier at tolivier at starband.net or
Action Alert: No New Nukes at Lake Anna
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is seeking public comment on its
evaluation of the environmental impacts of issuing a Combined License (COL)
for a third nuclear reactor at the North Anna site. The NRC will accept
written comments until March 20.
Send and e-mail to NorthAnnaColaeis at nrc.gov. Note: corrected email address.
Send a letter to:
Chief, Rules and Directives Branch
Division of Administrative Services
Office of Administration
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001
NEW: The Virginia Dept of Environmental Quality's permit, which allows
Dominion to treat Lake Anna like a Waste Heat Treatment Facility and dump
water without an upper temperature limit into the Lake in violation of the
Clean Water Act, was revoked.
The North Anna Power Station is not currently in full compliance with the
federal Clean Water Act and a third reactor will add to the problems already
occurring with warm lake temperatures and downstream flow.
Since Dominion Power is choosing a new reactor model, application for the
COL should be put on hold. Once a new reactor model is chosen, then a new
environmental assessment should be initiated.
Existing wetlands, streams, and woodlands on the site, as well as
downstream, may be adversely affected by the construction and operation of a
The semi-permanent storage of radioactive waste at the North Anna site
presents health and safety threats to the people of central Virginia.
For more information view the documents at
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