[CCPJ Update] June 2
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Thu Jun 2 21:04:08 EDT 2011
*Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice
Phone: (434) 961-6278 and leave a message.
Email: ccpjnews at gmail.com
Join Us for weekly Thursday demonstrations from to 5-6 pm. Come join us at
the corner of McIntire, Main and Water Streets, in front of the Federal
Building. Drop-ins welcome!
If we quit making war, we could stop spending $800 billion every year for
the military budget and fix our deficits fast. Wouldn’t that be better than
throwing our seniors under the bus?!!
*CCPJ General Meeting: June 5, 2011 at 4:30 pm
Location: Quaker Meeting House
1104 Forest Street
Join us for our monthly meeting.
Agenda items for discussion this month-
Planning events for the International Peace Day Week: Planning activities
Planning for Cuba Caravan (July 10)
Report back on the Eyes Wide Open Exhibit (May 28-30)
Planning for Sept. Conference "Military Industrial Complex at 50" (Sept
Living Wage at UVA
Charlottesville Defense Industry contractors
And anything you want to add! All are welcome, we have no requirements for
membership which means you get a vote!
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 <http://www.charlottesvillepeace.org/>" link here
or just show up at our monthly meetings!
*Annual CCPJ Community Gathering
*Please attend CCPJ's Annual Pot Luck Community Gathering!!
When: June 7, 2011 at 5:30 pm
Where: Westminster Presbyterian Church on Rugby Road
Join us and over 40 activist and community groups for our Annual Community
Gathering and Potluck.
Come network, discuss, and break bread with numerous community groups and
This year we are trying something different! We ask that all attendees send
us a short summary of their group that we will post on our website. At the
gathering we will break into small discussion groups (over dinner!) to
better communicate and network. The more folks you bring from your
organization the more discussion groups you will be able to engage with.
Each group will then report to the whole gathering about what was discussed.
We hope that CCPJ will hear from everyone about how we can further the
causes of peace and justice in our community.
We also encourage individuals to participate, and we encourage tabling by
all organizations that are interested.
We also highly encourage participation in the potluck!
*UPCOMING LOCAL AND STATE EVENTS*
* Energize Virginia: Citizens’ Summit on Offshore Wind Power*
When: June 4, 2011 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Where: Center Stage, Richmond, VA
Earlier this month, the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club along with our
coalition partners CCAN, Green Jobs Alliance and VA Interfaith Power and
Light officially launched our campaign to bring an offshore wind development
to Virginia. Since then, more than 3,000 people have joined the campaign
asking Dominion Virginia Power to invest in offshore wind. Are you ready for
the next step?
As you know, offshore wind power is key in our fight to curb global warming
pollution, stop mountain top removal and reduce mercury contamination in our
air and water. But more than reducing pollution, offshore wind has the
potential to power 700,000 Virginia homes by the end of this decade.
Speakers include: Business Leader Terry McAuliffe, State Senator Donald
McEachin, Bob Mitchell, President and CEO of Atlantic Wind Connection and
For more information, check out the website
*CLEAN THE BAY DAY !!!*
CLEAN THE BAY DAY: Saturday, June 4th, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.
Location: Riverview Park
Every year since 1989, thousands of volunteers of all ages have dedicated
their time to clear debris from Virginia’s urban, suburban, and rural
and waterways. In 2010 alone, 7,430 volunteers removed 217,641 pounds of
debris from 419 miles of waterways at 245 sites. This is the third year
the Charlottesville/Albemarle area and Rivanna Master Naturalists has
participated in this annual event.
Clean-up opportunities: (1) walking along the Rivanna Trail and shoreline
(2) boating on the Rivanna River from Darden Towe Park to Riverview Park
(boat shuttle and some boats may be available or bring your own boat).
Additional Information: www.cbf.org/clean
Local Sponsors: The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Blue Ridge Mountain
Sports, The Nature Conservancy, Rivanna Conservation Society and Rivanna
Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists.
Contact: Tex Weaver, texweaver at embarqmail.com or 434-973-1270 with
*Albemarle County Board of Supervisors
When: June 8, 2011 at 6:00 pm
Where: Albemarle County Administration Building, McIntire Road
Join the Debate with the loyal opposition over the membership fee for the
ICLEI program. Tea Party enthusiasts have lobbied our Board of Supervisors
to defund the ICLEI Program because it is sponsored by the United Nations.
They would also have us deny a substantial grant administered by the Thomas
Jefferson Planning Commission for the development of the Albemarle County
Comprehensive Plan revisions. There have been recent attacks by local Tea
Party activists on environmental regulations and programs in Albemarle
A proposal to withdraw from the ICLEI and Cool Counties programs will be
considered by the Albemarle supervisors at their evening meeting on
Wednesday June 8. The supervisors also will decide at that meeting whether
the County will continue to participate in the Livable Communities Planning
Please attend this important meeting, learn about the issues before the
Board of Supervisors and express your views. If you wish to speak, please
arrive by 5:30 pm to sign up on the speakers list.
It is important for all participants in a Democracy be actively involved in
the process and issues. By not participating, you give implicit consent to
the agenda of those you may not agree with, and allow them to rule our
government. Please be aware that your involvement is required.
*Sierra Club Hike to Camp Hoover*
Rapidan Camp (Camp Hoover) in Shenandoah N.P.
Saturday, June 11th
Sponsored by the Shenandoah Group of the Sierra Club
Rapidan Camp (also known as Camp Hoover) was used a presidential
retreat by President and Mrs. Hoover during the 1930's. It was selected
by the President for its scenic location, trout streams, and proximity to
Washington, DC. Now the camp site is part of Shenandoah National
Park and is open to visitors. Guided tours go through two of the
remaining camp buildings. For more historical information, visit the
Rapidan Camp history website
Our hike will begin at Big Meadows picnic area in the Shenandoah
National Park, from where we will hike along the Rapidan Rd. and then
downhill through the woods to reach the camp. We'll stop there for
lunch and a tour before heading back up to Big Meadows. This is a
moderate hike, covering about six miles round trip, with an elevation
change of 1000' or less.
Meet at the Big Meadows Visitors Center at 10:00 AM. Bring lunch,
water, and appropriate clothing. Those wishing to carpool from
Harrisonburg meet at the Martin's grocery store parking lot, out towards
the Hwy 33 end, by 8:45.
There is a charge per vehicle for entering SNP.
For more information or to check the hike status in case of inclement
weather contact Ralph Grove (540.478.3677).
This E-mail comes from the Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice
http://www.charlottesvillepeace.org (tel) 434.961.6278
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