Join in community to explore Michelle Alexander's paradigm-shifting book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Come learn and share about the ways the prison-industrial complex and institutional racism impacts our own lives and community, and how we intend to respond to the call for a nationwide movement to dismantle it.
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.
CPJC BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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.
The CPJC Board meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, 5-7pm, with additional meetings occasionally scheduled throughout the month. The public is welcome to attend. Comments from guests are given time at the beginning of the meeting. If you would like to contribute more than brief comments during the 'input from public guests' agenda item, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request time on the regular meeting agenda.
This is part 2 of the BVA workshop offered in June at CPJC. The focus of this workshop will revolve around understanding racism and white privilege and includes interactive and experiential activities. BVA addresses the root causes of violence and peace in our society. The workshop will be led by Diane Suzuki. For more information or to register for the workshop, please contact Diane at email@example.com.
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.
June 26th @ 4:30pm
"Cordially Invited" Marriage Equality Event
Chico Women's Club, 592 East 3rd Street, Chico
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.
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.
Prayer Vigil for Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Charleston, South Carolina.
Where: Bethel AME Church
821 Linden St, Chico, CA 95928
When: Saturday, June 20 at 7:00pm.
For more info call: (530) 345-3077
The Chico Peace & Justice Center will be closed during regular office hours. All regularly scheduled events and meetings will still take place. We apologize for any inconvenience.
CPJC will be closed, with regularly scheduled meetings cancelled or re-located, to provide space for a weekend-long Nonviolent Communication workshop. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Regular office hours will resume Monday, June 22: Mon-Fri 11am-2pm, Sat & Sun 9am-2pm.
Join in community with the Ridge Coalition for Peace & Justice at this annual event Saturday, June 13, 3-7pm, at Paradise Community Park, Pearson & Black Olive Streets in Paradise.
The festival will be featuring live music, food & drinks, plant sales, dance, and a celebration of diversity in our community.
Represent Chico at this important movement-building event! Need financial assistance to register and travel to the event? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll put you in touch with a local activist offering grants to local-area folks planning to attend! This moment requires a huge and unified social movement in the U.S. with millions of politically conscious people to ensure victory for the arising social motion in the interests of the oppressed, exploited, and dispossessed – to protect the earth and affirm life.
Join us for a spirited talk and book signing with Shawn Casey O’Brien, author of For The Love Of Long Shots: A Memoir on Democracy, Monday, June 8 from 3-5pm at the Chico Women’s Club, 592 E 3rd St, Chico.
Attend the Beyond Violence Alliance (BVA) Workshop Tuesday, June 9th, 6:30-8:30pm at Chico Peace & Justice Center.
BVA and CPJC will host this experiential and interactive workshop to dig deeper into understanding the roots of violence and peace in our society. The workshop is facilitated by Diane Suzuki and includes activities such as The Power Shuffle and Heart of a Newborn.
Career Builders will be at the Chico Boys & Girls Club Wednesday, May 27, 2:15 pm, 628 Wall St, Chico. Career Builders: Counter Recruitment (CBCR) aims to counter the often overwhelming military promotional campaign that local students face at their high school sites. CBCR provides accurate and under-reported information about the realities of military service, and highlights alternatives to military involvement (please see further below for scholarship opportunities).
Donate today to this program for youth experiencing homelessness!
Youth for Justice seeks donations of instant coffee and non-perishable breakfast foods. Drop by CPJC during our open office hours (Monday-Friday 11am-2pm, Sautrday & Sunday 9am-2pm) and leave your donation in the Without a Roof Peace Box.
Host Home Project is having an all you can eat fundraiser at HomeTown Buffet, Saturday, May 30, from 11am-2pm, 2021 MLK Blvd in Chico. Host Home is raising money to help find good homes for LGBT*Q+ youth 18 to 24 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Purchase tickets at Mountain Circle or Stonewall Alliance. $12 gets you a seat at the table and food on your plate. For more information, visit the Facebook event page -https://www.facebook.com/events/902046596508878/ Call Stonewall Alliance of Chico - 530-893-3336
Bill McKibben's 1989 book The End of Nature is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, and has appeared in 24 languages. He is founder of 350.org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement. His presentation happens on Friday, June 5, 7:30pm at the Masonic Family Center, 1110 W East Ave in Chico. Doors will open 6pm.
The Poor People’s Film Festival is a collection of 46 Without a Roof YouTube vignettes filmed in twelve different Northern California Communities between 2012 and 2014. The festival will happen Friday and Saturday, June 5 & 6. Doors will open at 6:30pm and the film will start at 7pm at theChico Peace & Justice Center. Sliding scale: $1-$10, all proceeds go to Youth for Justice.
Chico Police Getting Body Cameras -- Help Form Policy for Their Use!
Attend the upcoming Police Community Accountability Board Meeting Wednesday, May 20 at 5:30pm, at the Old Municipal Building, 441 Main Street in Chico to have your say.
This week's Peace and Social Justice radio broadcast will include interviews with Shawn Casey O'Brien, Executive Director of the Unique Peoples Voting Project discussing his new book, For the Love of Long Shots, a Memoir on Democracy.
Then Jeanette Colbert, founder of Global Community Rising, will discuss fundraising to bring Justice Sambo, a South African youth leader to the Global Youth Peace Summit in California.
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month (May), the Iversen Center is proud to inform you about its 2nd annual Wellness and Recovery Fair! Last year the Iversen Center had an amazing event featuring information booths, BBQ, and crowds of amazing people; this year it is expanding the number of booths, activities, and music, making it an amazing day that shouldn't be missed!
Zachery Norris, director of the Ella Baker Center in Oakland, will be a special guest on The Real Issue radio show, Wednesday, May 20 at 6pm.
Attend the Love Chapmantown Community Coalition business meeting Friday, May 22, 6 pm, at Subud Hall, 574 E. 12th St., Chico.
The business meeting will be followed by a special solar energy workshop facilitated by Grid Alternatives at 7 pm.
Lyon Books is closing its doors forever at 2pm on Saturday, May 23. Please join the carnival celebration Saturday, May 16, from 11 am - 3 pm at 135 Main Street, to support the Chico library and to say goodbye to Lyon Books. This event is free and open to the public.