Remembrance of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombing Victims, August 6th

Remembrance of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombing Victims
Thursday, August 6, 8am, at One Mile in Bidwell Park

Please join us in remembrance of Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombing victims (survivors- hibakushi), those that lost their lives and their loved ones.

We will gather at One Mile and then walk upstream to gather at a quiet spot on the Creek. Bring bells and flowers to share in a quiet meditation circle. For more information contact Diane Suzuki at 518-9122. Also tune into KZFR for a Hiroshima/Nagasaki Days observance show on August 7th at 11:30am.

Beyond Violence Alliance Workshop: Racism & White Privilege August 31, 6-9pm

Beyond Violence Alliance Workshop: Racism & White Privilege Monday, August 31, 6-9pm

Attend this interactive, experiential workshop to investigate your relationship to racism and white privilege in contemporary American society.

This workshop helps us to dig deeper into understanding the roots of violence and peace in a supportive community setting.

This event is free and open to the public, but donations are welcome.

Support Youth for Justice

CPJC is happy to announce we have opened our doors Wednesday and Sunday mornings to youth experiencing homelessness. Youth for Justice, lead by Bill Mash with Without a Roof, will create safe space for young people in our community living without a roof during the morning hours that 6th Street Center for Youth is closed.

CPJC Seeks New Treasurer Board Member

April 2015

As Board member, the Treasurer is Chair of the Money Committee; calls monthly finance meetings; prepares budget for the coming year in cooperation with the directors and the Money Committee; analyzes income and expense reports, cash flows and fund raising efforts; completes the year-end accounting, making necessary adjustments.  The Treasurer will prepare the annual tax return and report to the Registry of Charitable Trusts.

Payroll is handled by an outside company, but the Treasurer will consult with the payroll agency particularly monitoring timeline for raises and vacation pay.

The Treasurer works with the volunteer day-to-day bookkeeper who maintains the Quickbooks file of financial history and transactions. The current volunteer, Cathy Webster, manages the income and expenses of the Center, paying the bills, making the deposits, and posting to QuickBooks.  She also maintains the two bank accounts – checking and reserve savings.  Each month she will send the portable copy of the QB file to the Treasurer who will run a general ledger detail report for the month and review the postings, informing Cathy of any needed reclassifications.

he Treasurer creates a report for the monthly general Board meeting (2nd Wednesday).  This report is a budget comparison updated with prior actual income and expenses, in addition to the Profit and Loss statement and Balance Sheet. Treasurer will provide explanation for anything over or under budget. In addition to accounting skills, a strong commitment to CPJC values and vision is necessary. Our mission is: "Building justice through peace and peace through justice." The center works for social change through education, community building, and direct action and is dedicated to bringing an end to violent conflict among nations and individuals. CPJC is a development of the Chico Peace Endeavor, which has been working for nonviolent change since 1960.

The application for Board Member can be found on the CPJC website, by scrolling to the bottom of the Staff & Board page, or you can visit the Chico peace and Justice Center at 526 Broadway in Chico Monday-Friday 11am-2pm.


Alternatives to Violence Project - Basic Workshop September 25-27

Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP): Cultivating a Spirit of Peace in Chico

Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) workshops help us turn our conflicts into opportunities for growth.

Conflict is a normal part of life, and can be used as a tool for change and transformation. AVP workshops use the shared experiences of participants, interactive exercises, games and role-plays to see beyond differences, to explore common ground and to discover the power within ourselves to transform our lives.

When: September 25-27, 2015

Resource Development Committee Meeting, July 27th

The intent of the Resource Development Committee (RDC) is to continue to develop a committee of board members and community members who are interested in helping develop and carry out a plan to help CPJC raise funds.

This committee will be known as the “resource development committee” and will meet quarterly. We would like you to be a part of this effort!

Also, please invite anyone you know who may be willing and able to help.

Reach out to anyone you know with experience in fundraising or grant writing and ask them to join us.

Peace Panel Project Thursday, July 9th

The Peace Panel Project works to educate; to inspire activism; to build the movement toward peace and justice.

The main themes of the Peace Panel Project (PPP) are Nonviolent Communication, Ruses For War, Better World Shopping, Project Censored, awareness of military spending and activities, reinstatement of the "Fairness Doctrine," and now environmental issues.

Stop Oil Trains, July 11th

Join the vigil along the blast zone Saturday, July 11, 11am-1pm at the State Capitol Building extending along the oil train route in Sacramento.

In July 2013, 47 people in Lac Magentic, Quebec, died in a fiery explosion when an oil train derailed and exploded.

These same trains are coming through Sacramento in increasing numbers. Within the next few years there may be 7 to 8 100-car trains through our city each day!

CPJC Office Closed Friday, July 3rd

Our office will be closed July 3rd in observance of Independence Day. As we close our office doors for the holiday weekend, we take time to reflect on the harm of colonialism, the power of revolution, the distribution of power that was enshrined in our earliest days as a nation, and the ongoing activism to create a society that reflects social values of peace and justice.

Local Flavor Grow & Show: Dehydrating Fruits & Veggies, June 28th

Local Flavor GROW & SHOW: Dehydrating Fruits & Veggies

Where:  Chico Grange, 2775 Nord Ave., Chico
When:  Sunday, June 28, 3-5 pm
What: CCNV & GRUB Ed host monthly Local Flavor Grow & Show gathering 3-5 @ Chico Grange. Let's utilize the summer heat & talk about drying fruits & vegetables. We will share recipes and build some solar drying racks!  Also bring a Potluck dish to show off your garden bounty or that of our local farmers.

Justice Returns to California -- Reception

Come and hear about the Global Youth Peace Summit recently held in northern California. This is an opportunity to meet young peace activist Justice Sambo, who was sponsored by Chico activists to come from South Africa for this unique event. All are invited Wednesday, June 24th, 7:00pm, to the Chico Peace and Justice Center garden at 526 Broadway in Chico to hear about Justice's experiences as an apprentice at the Peace Summit and his thoughts on his next steps as a youth peace activist in South Africa.

'Busting Out' Screening & Discussion with Chico Breast Liberation

Chico Breast Liberation is hosting a movie showing and discussion of the documentary "Busting Out" which examines our societies' attitudes about breasts in a variety of ways. All are welcome. Please come with a willingness to engage in respectful dialogue about this emotionally charged and often trivialized subject. For more info about Chico Breast Liberation and other events visit their Facebook page.

CPJC Community Forum, July 12th

Dear CPJC Members and Friends,

The Chico Peace and Justice Center is in an exciting transition as we bring on two new Co-Directors, Olivia Schmidt and Aramenta Hawkins, and also several new board members. As the Board of Directors and the Co-Directors are in the process of re-envisioning the Center’s work and priorities, we invite you to share your feedback and ideas about our work.


-Fri: 11AM-2PM
Sat&Sun: 9AM-2PM

526 Broadway Street
Chico, CA 95928
(530) 893-9078
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