[CCPJ Update] June 13
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Mon Jun 13 11:40:13 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 Annual Meeting: June 10, 2011 at 3:30 pm
Location: Quaker Meeting House
1104 Forest Street
Join us for our annual Board meeting.
Agenda items for discussion this month-
Planning events for the International Peace Day Week: Planning activities
Planning for Cuba Caravan (July 10)
Planning for Sept. Conference "Military Industrial Complex at 50" (Sept
Living Wage at UVA
Election of Board members
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/contact>link here or just show up
at our monthly meetings!
*UPCOMING LOCAL AND STATE EVENTS *
*Central Virginia Restorative Justice *
Tuesday, June 14th 6:30-8:30
Join us for an Informational Dinner for Potential VolunteersIf you are
interested in contributing to the work of a dynamic program that is helping
make our community a more respectful and civil place to live, please join
us. We work primarily with court-referred juvenile offenders and their
victims to address victim needs and hold offenders accountable in a manner
that builds relationships and respect for all. Call the number below to
learn more and reserve your place at the table.
Central Virginia Restorative Justice
750 Harris Street, Suite 207 Charlottesville, VA 22903
ph. 434.220.3737 | f. 434.979.4038
*Uranium Mining Workshop*
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
100 5th Street N.E.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
5:30–6:00: Dinner (Free of Charge)
6:00–7:30: Program and Discussion
Keep the Ban on Uranium Mining: Protect Our Health, Our Heritage & Our
Charlottesville Community Design Center- City Space - June 21, 2011
Join the Sierra Club, Virginia Conservation Network and Virginia League of
Conservation Voters-Education Fund for one of our 2011 summer workshops.
This year’s Legislative Contact Team briefings will focus on the Keep The
Campaign giving you a chance to learn more about the problem and supply you
with the tools you need to help maintain the current ban on uranium mining
Virginia has a nearly 30-year ban on uranium mining. Foreign-backed
are trying to lift the ban so they can mine and process uranium, starting in
Southside Virginia. Drinking water, human health, farmland, property
wildlife and tourism across Virginia are at risk.
The first uranium mining and processing site alone will create 28 million
radioactive and toxic waste that will need to be stored in the Roanoke River
watershed indefinitely. A spill or major weather incident could cause this
waste to flow downstream contaminating drinking water for over 1.2 million
people in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake. Toxic uranium waste has been
linked to cancer, kidney failure, leukemia and other severe health impacts.
Uranium deposits have been discovered throughout the Piedmont. If the ban
is lifted it will be lifted statewide.
RSVP here if you'd like to attend this event!
*Sunday, July 17 - St. Mary's Wilderness
In order to try to beat the summer heat we'll explore the St. Mary's
Wilderness Area on an (almost) all downhill shuttle hike of 7 miles. At
close to 10,000 acres in size, this is one of the largest wilderness areas
in Virginia. Along the trail we will see evidence of the area's
manganese and iron mining past and take a break to enjoy the waters
around St. Mary's Falls. The trail has a few rough rocky spots making it
a moderately difficult hike.
Bring plenty of water, snacks, lunch and a change of footwear as we will
need to cross the St. Mary's River to get to the falls.
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 information. Because the area is
wilderness, we will need to keep our group size relatively small. It will
be best to sign up early
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