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.
This focuses on Gandhian nonviolence, with consistent attention to its relevance and application in our present context. The Gandhian approach to nonviolent living and social change organizing balances self-purification (aligning practice and principle at the personal level), constructive program (work of social uplift and renewal) and satyagraha (soul force, nonviolent resistance) -- three pillars of our work as a community organization dedicated to enacting the positive shifts we long to see in ourselves, in our society, in our world.
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.
Addicted to your car? To industrial food? To resource-heavy hobbies? To comforts and amenities associated with environmental destruction and exploitative labor?
"First World Lifestyles Anonymous" is a visioning and support group for folks who want to cut back on their carbon footprint and tread more lightly upon the earth and upon one another.
Food Not Bombs shares vegan and vegetarian meals with the hungry in over 1,000 cities around the world to protest war, poverty and the destruction of the environment.
With over a billion people going hungry each day how can we spend another dollar on war?
Come enjoy a vegetarian meal at the Plaza every Saturday at 12:30pm.
Participate in our meetings 6:30pm every fourth Friday at the Chico Peace and Justice Center.
Come watch informative films and share discussion with the Middle East Working Group as they work to help educate the community, support new and ongoing peace efforts, and explore nonviolent means of addressing conflict and complexity in the region.
September 10: Voices from Israel Palestine--3 short films on struggle and possibility
October 8: Film My Neighborhood--Friends, Enemies, Neighbors. Which Future for Palestine?
November 12: First Hand Report: Current Impression from the Region
December 10: Refusing to Be Enemies: An Interfaith Approach to Peace
This is a practice session for students of Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication (NVC). All are welcome to drop by and learn how to engage in NVC practice.For more info about NVC, check out NVC's link under CPJC "Programs" and "Community Partnerships."