Come help save Chico's urban forest!
For February, we will be showing Sacred Science, a film on natural medicine from South America. Doors will open at 6:30PM.
Purpose: Promote non-violence toward all beings and raise community awareness of and effect a reduction in (or elimination of) systems of violence and exploitation in human-animal relations.
Guiding Principles: Act to minimize systemic violence, exploitation, domination, objectification, and commodification of animals, whenever and wherever possible.
GRUB Education Program host focused discussion regarding food as something we eat & as something that effects our community. Over the past months we have talked regarding imported foods (bananas, chocolate, coconut & corn.)
We will beginning 2014 focusing on the 3 largest crops produced in Butte County, beginning with Walnuts January 17th.
Chico Peace & Justice Center was humbled recently to host friends huddling though sub-freezing nighttime temperatures within our modest walls. A group of volunteers from Chico Housing Action Team* (CHAT) saw the shivering threat of icy winter nights outside and poured warmth upon their neighbors from hearts that overflow. CPJC is proud to be acquainted with such tender souls as those who thawed their frozen siblings through that most extreme of cold.
This group aims to support activists suffering from burn-out, anger & despair about the state of the our world, guilt for not doing enough or not knowing what to do that is effective, frustrations with factionalized movements...or who otherwise need emotional support through the challenges of caring about a planet and society in crisis.
The Human Relations Network (HRN) of Butte County's mission is to promote the civic tolerance necessary to achieve a hate-free community by encouraging by the most effective means possible: recognition and respect for the rights of all persons not to suffer discrimination, physical or verbal threats, or abuse.
With partnering organizations, the HRN has led an effort to establish community oversight of local police, and has worked collaboratively with CPD in revising processes of citizen complaints.
On October 31, the Chico Peace and Justice Center (CPJC) was asked by an R-Town-funded armed security guard to sign a paper authorizing private armed access to CPJC and permission to patrol its surrounding public space. CPJC has also been asked to sign petitions intended to fight “R-Town,” and to protest any and all “sit-and-lie” ordinances.
Guiding Principles: The Wheel of Integral Nonviolence
CPJC has adopted The Wheel of Integral Nonviolence as a description of our guiding principles and commitments. This holistic model provides a map for our journey as an organization, helping us to discern where our energy and resources can be put to best use, which causes and approaches we ought to commit ourselves, and which groups and projects we will team with along the way.