[CCPJ Update] February 27
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Sun Feb 27 19:35:39 EST 2011
*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
*Agenda items for discussion this month*-
"Eyes Wide Open" exhibit event: Organizing for Memorial Day weekend: Call
Planning events for the International Peace Day Week: Forming committee(s)
and planning activities
March 19 Anti-War Demonstrations in Washington: Bus trip
Military to Peace Conversion: Conference planning underway for September
Annual Dogwood Parade in April
Boycott of Daily Progress
And anything you want to add!
*Volunteers NEEDED 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
*BUS TRIP TO DC
Get on the Bus, Charlottesville!!
Noon Peace Rally at Lafayette Square and March on the White House
Location: Washington, D.C.
CCPJ is sponsoring a bus trip to DC on Saturday, *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*. See attached file for information and distribution.
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
UPCOMING LOCAL AND STATE EVENTS
*Wednesday, March 2 - Shenandoah National Park: The Beauty and the
Blue Ridge Chapter Sierra Club
St. Mark Lutheran Church
(100 Alderman Rd. in Charlottesville)
“Shenandoah National Park: The Beauty and the Challenge”
National Park Ecologist Jim Schaberl will discuss the natural wonders of our
nearest national park, the natural resource issues, and measures being taken
to protect it for future generations.
Free & open to the public.
Refreshments & door prizes provided by the Piedmont Group of the Sierra
For more information please contact Tom Olivier at (434) 831-2408 or
cruz.olivier at gmail.com
*Sunday, March 13 - Bradley Manning Fundraiser in Georgetown
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,
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
*Sunday, March 20 - Whetstone Ridge Hike*
As its name suggests, the Whetstone Ridge trail travels along the crest of a
high ridge. Hiking on the first day of spring will allow us to enjoy
views to both the east and west as we travel the ridge crest for
approximately four miles before turning around for a total out and back hike
distance of about 8 miles. The trail is relatively flat with only one very
but mercifully short, section.
Bring plenty of water, snacks, lunch and warm clothing as we'll be at higher
elevations all day. The trail is in the Pedlar Ranger District of the
Washington National Forest. Please contact Bette Dzamba at
bd4q at virginia.edu or (434) 295-5186 to reserve a spot and for more details
such as starting time, directions to the trailhead, and carpooling
*Saturday, April 2 - First Annual SARA Three-for-All. The world’s largest
On April 2nd, 2011, the Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) will host the
Three-for-All, which will be the world’s largest three-legged race! Hundreds
of local community members will gather on the Downtown Mall, literally get
connected to each other, and step together to raise awareness about sexual
violence and how to stop it by standing up for each other. The theme is
interdependence---what happens to you affects me, what I do affects you, we
are dependent on each other. Everyone has a role to play in creating a
community free from sexual violence by intervening when we witness violence,
by speaking out, by educating our children and each other, by offering help
and support to victims.
The night before, April 1st, will be First Fridays, and an open reception
will be held at Siips, including an art sale to benefit SARA. Artwork will
be created by local artists along the theme of interdependence, and a vision
of a world free from sexual violence. Artwork may be submitted until March
10th; submission details are on the SARA website.
Please join us! Registration starts now at
www.saracville.org . For more information, contact Laurie Jean at
Put your best feet forward!
*April 15 - 18: Power Shift 2011 - Washington, DC*
Power Shift 2011 is a mission to recruit 10,000 youth leaders from every
walk of life to be on the front lines in the fight for a clean energy
We are ready to lead our country to a clean energy future. Over the course
of history, some of the most transformative movements were lead by the
courage of our nation’s youth. Young people who were not afraid to speak
truth to power, to sacrifice and demonstrate their commitment to changes
that seemed impossible to previous generations. Power Shift 2011 marks a
turning point for the youth climate movement – a departure from a role in
the chorus of advocates simply calling for change, and an emergence into a
position of leadership; demanding real change on energy and climate and
refusing to stop until it is achieved.
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