[CCPJ Update] June 27
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Mon Jun 27 23:41:52 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: Sunday, July 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
Cuba Caravan coming very soon!!
Planning for Sept. Conference "Military Industrial Complex at 50" (Sept
Living Wage at UVA
Election of Board members
Peace week organization and status
And anything you want to add! *All are welcome.* We have no requirements for
membership but ask for a willingness to participate and Volunteer.
*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 at http://www.charlottesvillepeace.org/contact or just show up at our
*Upcoming CCPJ Events*
*The Military-Industrial Complex at Age 50*
Date: September 16 - 18, 2011
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia
A Conference on Moving Money from the Military to Human Needs:
Agenda will include speakers, panels, performances, workshops, and planning
*Agenda (in progress):*
*FRIDAY SEPT 16*
6:30 MIC in Cville and VA - David Swanson
7:00 Dramatic dialogue with Eisenhower, Jefferson, and Martin Luther King
7:30 Voices of Conscience - Ann Wright
*SATURDAY SEPT 17*
8:30 - 9:45
Federal Budget - Impact of MIC on the Economy - Dave Shreve
9:45-10:30 Budget Activity
Are Weapons Corporations People? - George Friday
MIC and Civil Liberties - Shahid Buttar
What War Does to Law - Ben Davis
1:15-2:00 War Media - Robert Jensen
2:00-2:45 MIC and the environment - Claire Hanrahan and Coleman Smith
2:45-3:30 MIC recruits and youth - Mia Austin Scoggins
3:45-4:30 MIC and weapons proliferation, global hostility - Bruce Gagnon
4:30-5:15 Whistleblowing - Karen Kwiatkowski
5:15-6:00 Why Peace is Possible and How We Can Achieve It - Paul Chappell
*SUNDAY Sept 18, 2011*
9:30 - 11:30
Conversion to a Peace Economy - Mary Beth Sullivan
What Needs Changing - Judith LeBlanc
Activism - Ray McGovern,
2:30 Action Planning
3:30-4:30 Panel With All Conference Speakers Together
*Peace week Celebration* *September 18 - 24, 2011*
International Peace Day is September 21, 2011. This year we begin planned
activities to Spread the Word about Peace in order to create an expanding
consciousness of non-violence within our community and surrounding
communities. We are planning activities, programs, events and resolutions to
Celebrate Peace and Non-violence within our communities. This will be our
first year of celebrating Peace and all the good things that we receive from
being a peaceful, non-violent society.
Further details will be forthcoming. We are providing events and activities.
Now, it is Up to you to come out and participate in celebrating Peace and
Non-violence. Please attend the event of your choice!
*UPCOMING LOCAL AND STATE EVENTS
*INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE
*Augusta Coalition For Peace and Justice
PLEASE JOIN US IN MARCHING ONCE MORE TO PROTEST THE ENORMOUS EXPENSE OF
LIVES AND MONEY THAT FOREIGN WARS COST ALL OF US.
IT IS TIME TO END THE WARS AND BRING ALL OF OUR TROOPS HOME!
Unite with us on Monday, July 4, 2011 to speak out for Peace.
Meet at location #34 on Thornrose Avenue in Staunton by 9:30AM
We have a new banner that can be carried easily by one or two people and
plenty of appropriate signs. Some of the signs have biblical verses
extolling Peace; some have slogans like “Make Jobs, Not War”; some are from
the Quakers that say “War is not the Answer”. Some point out what our
country could do with the money we spend on continuing to do battle in Iraq
and Afghanistan and now Libya. Take your pick, but please come and add your
voice to the millions who recognize that the price is too high.
*Each new death of a soldier or a civilian, each child who loses a parent to
the carnage, each healthy body that is broken or burned in these wars that
didn't have to happen, are reminders of how horribly wrong they are.*
* Local Organic Potluck and Video*
Date: July 16th, 5:30 p.m.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Unitarian Church, Social Hall, 717 Rugby
Road, Charlottesville, VA
You are invited to a local, organic potluck, to be followed by a showing of
"*Cover Crops and Compost Crops in Your Garden*", a 60-minute DVD featuring
Virginia permaculturist Cindy Conner. Please bring a dish of local and/or
organic food to share.
Sponsored by the TJMC Green Sanctuary and co-sponsored by Transitions
Charlottesville-Ablemarle. For more information please call Deborah at
296-9637. Free and open to the public.
*Route 29 Western Bypass: Upcoming meeting announcements will be sent out
this week in an additional email *
As voted on at 11:50 pm, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors passed a
motion to resurrect the Route 29 Western Bypass. Your voice and
participation are requested. This is an important issue to our community.
Please attend these meetings as announced.
*Uranium Mining Opposition: Future events will be posted*
Keep the Ban on Uranium Mining: Protect Our Health, Our Heritage & Our
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.
*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 trail head 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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