[CCPJ Update] February 13, 2011
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Sun Feb 13 19:47:35 EST 2011
*The Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice*
*CCPJ General Meeting
Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 4:30 pm
Location: Quaker Meeting House,
1104 Forest Street,
Join us for our monthly meeting.
All are welcome, we have no requirements for membership which means you get
Up for discussion this month-
"Eyes Wide Open" exhibit event: Organizing for Memorial Day weekend
Planning events for the International Peace Day Week: Forming committee and
March 19 Anti-War Demonstrations in Washington: Bus trip planned
Military to Peace Conversion: Conference planning underway for September
And anything you want to add!
We *NEED* volunteers to join us and participate in events. Please contact us
via email to let us know of your availability and interest in CCPJ. Drop us
a line using the "contact" link here or just show up at our monthly
Phone: (434) 961-6278 and leave a message.
Email: ccpjnews at gmail.com
*Saturday, March 19 at Noon*
*Noon Peace Rally at Lafayette Square and March on the White House
*BUS TRIP TO DC*
Location: Washington, D.C.
Speakers for this event:
Ralph Nader, Elliott Adams, Mike Ferner, Chris Hedges,
Caneisha Mills, and Ann Wright, among others.
*Theme: Resist the War Machine!
*On the anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, as the occupation and U.S.
war-making continue unabated, we call for another massive veteran-led civil
resistance at the White House. Join us!
Veterans For Peace and StopTheseWars.org ● StopTheseWars at gmail.com
Endorsed by (list in formation): ANSWER Coalition, CODEPINK, Courage to
Resist, Delaware Valley Veterans for America, March Forward!, Movement for a
Democratic Society, National Assembly, Peace Action, Peace Action
Montgomery, Peace of the Action, Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Against the
War, United for Peace and Justice, United National Antiwar Committee,
Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, War
Crimes Times, War Resisters League, Washington Peace Center, Witness Against
Torture, World Can’t Wait
*See the attached file for more infomation. *
*CCPJ is sponsoring a bus trip to DC on March 19, 2011 for the Invasion of
Iraq Anniversary. This is an annual event that has continued from the
beginning of the war. It has been held in different locations and venues
around Washington, DC. Veterans for Peace will be staging a peaceful sit-in
at the White House to protest our continuing wars. Please join us! *
*Tickets are $30 per person. Please pay in advance on our website through
PayPal, or by mail to:*
Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice
P.O. Box 3381
Charlottesville, VA 22903
We need 35 people to reserve seats in advance. Please reserve your ticket by
* March 14, 2011.*
*Charlottesville City Council Passes Unanimous Resolution Opposing Long List
of Anti-Immigrant Bills in the General Assembly.*
Charlottesville's regular first Monday City Council meeting saw dozens of
people showing up to make sure that a resolution pertaining to statewide
immigration legislation would pass.
In the unanimous vote council expressed it's "strong opposition" to a long
list of bills directed towards undocumented people, and stating that
"Charlottesville recognizes that all people living or working in Virginia
are entitled to respect and inalienable human rights regardless of residency
Some of the bills being opposed would deny public services, higher
education, use of the Virginia Employment Commission, and drivers licenses
to undocumented immigrants. Other bills allow Virginia police to act as
federal immigration officials, sets up a system through the Department of
Homeland Security to check residency status, allows police to stop anyone
suspected of being here illegally, removes local oversight of federal
immigration investigations, puts Virginia in charge of detaining and paying
for immigrants awaiting deportation, and mandates all parents to verify
residency when enrolling children in public schools.
Opponents of the legislation, who now include Charlottesville City Council,
say the legislation is a full on assault on immigrants in their community.
They say that denial of public services and education contributes to a less
safe and prosperous community, erodes civil liberties, and will cause chaos
in the immigrant community. They further note that many of the bills require
the Commonwealth and it's localities to pay for doing the job of the Federal
In attendance at the Monday night meeting were many members of the
"Southwood Alliance" of immigrants in Charlottesville. One of whom spoke,
through an interpreter, about how the proposed legislation would "cause
chaos" her community. Many others in attendance also spoke in favor of the
resolution, and no one expressed any opposition. When asked to stand in
support of the resolution the entire room of attendees to the meeting stood
up, with only two or three people remaining seated.
One speaker asked the council actively "engage the public" on this issue,
another pointed out that the legislation "legitimizes discrimination". Mayor
Norris responded to Maria Jiminez's comments that the legislation is an
assault on her community and is also an assault on the entire community. The
resolution itself points out that immigrants awaiting deportation are often
held in detention for 8 months or more.
*UPCOMING LOCAL AND STATE EVENTS*
*SATURDAY, February 21, 2011*
*A World of Health: Connecting People, Place, and Planet*
Join us for a 6 session discussion group that will focus on topics exploring
intersection of human health and the environment. Weekly topics will
issues of personal health such as how eating organic food affects us and the
environment, how to help keep our living spaces healthy safe havens, the
impact of consumption on our lives and the environment, and how urban
sprawl and green spaces effect us and the health of our community and the
Monday nights, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, Feb. 21 to March 28 – Thomas Jefferson
Memorial Church, 717 Rugby Ave. Charlottesville. $15.00 fee for course
Sponsored by the Green Sanctuary Task Force and the Piedmont Group of the
Facilitators: Deborah Judson-Ebbets, instructor of medicinal herbs, organic
gardening and landscaping and Barbara Cruickshank, RN, MSN Community
Preregistration required. Please contact Deborah 296-9637, Barbara 973-
For more information, go to http://nwei.org/discussion_courses/course-
*Sunday, March 13, 2011*
Fundraiser for Bradley Manning's Defense, Washington, D.C., 4:30 p.m. at the
5th and K NW Busboys and Poets with Emma's Revolution, Jesselyn Raddack, Kevin
Specialist Manning is accused of providing classified documents to WikiLeaks
and is being held at Quantico Marine Base in Stafford County, VA. Please
contact the restaurant *Busboys and Poets* in Georgetown for additional
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