TUNE INTO: Peace & Social Justice Radio (KZFR), May 22

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.

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.


The Iversen Center's 2nd annual Wellness and Recovery Fair, May 20th

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!

Occupy Beale Air Force Base, May 18th-19th

Monday, May 18, 3 - 5pm, join Northern Calif. Activists United Against Drone Warfare at Beale AFB Wheatland gate 3960 S. Beale Rd. @ Ostrom Rd, Marysville monthly protest, followed by potluck and camping at the main gate, 4675 N. Beale Rd.

Tuesday, May 19, 6 - 8am, join Northern Calif. Activists United Against Drone Warfare at Beale AFB Wheatland gate, 3960 S. Beale Rd @ Ostrom Rd, Marysville, monthly protest.
For carpool information from the Chico area contact Chris Nelson at 530-345-7590.

CPJC Saturday Volunteer Orientation, May 30th

Want to plug in to the work being done by Chico Peace & Justice Center, our community partners, friends and allies? Then join us for our monthly volunteer orientation events where you'll learn about volunteer and activist opportunities in the area and share your own skills and interests.

The orientation will include a presentation from our CPJC Co-Director about our programs, a list of current volunteer needs at CPJC and affiliated groups in our community, and a request for you to share your own interests with the group.

Alternatives to Violence Project Seeking Outreach Coordinator

Job Opportunity with Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP)

Summary:  A new, one-year position as project coordinator to build a council to support Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) prison and community workshops in the area near High Desert State Prison in Susanville.  The person hired will recruit participants for Basic AVP Workshops from a pool which is ethnically, chronologically, socio-economically, and racially diverse.  He/she will develop positive relationships in the community and will make a record of these contacts.  When the recruited participants complete a Basic Workshop, they will continue in an Advanced Workshop and a Training Workshop for Facilitators.  The trained facilitators then become part of a local AVP council of approximately twelve people who will provide workshops within local prisons and in nearby communities.  At the end of one year, the team can carry on the groundwork laid.


Hearthstone Charter School: Garden-a-thon, May 12

Students and staff at Hearthstone have been dreaming up an addition to their small garden and orchard. The time has come to make it a reality. Come out to help support the school construct their new space. Snacks and drinks will be available. Bring a sun, bottle of water and pack a lunch. We can use all the community hands we can get!

Where: Hearthstone Charter School 2280 6th St., Oroville
When: Tuesday, May 12, 10:00am-4:00pm
Contact: Colleen 239-272-9661
Hosted By: Cultivating Community North Valley

Chico Vigil Against Police Brutality, May 2nd

Join members of Chico Peace Vigil to stand in protest against police brutality Saturday, May 2, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 3rd and Main Street.
The event will focus on Freddie Gray and police brutality. Afterwards, those who are interested will gather to consider how to bring this issue more to local awareness.
Chico Peace Vigil members will provide painted and pointed large and smaller signs, but urge participants to create their own signs.

Support Youth for Justice

CPJC is happy to announce we are opening our doors Wednesday 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.

Occupy The Farm: Film screening fundraiser for GRUB Education Program, May 3rd

Fundraiser for GRUB Education Program: Screening of Occupy the Farm

Where: Pageant Theater, 351 E 6th St
When: Sunday May 3, 6pm to 9pm
What: Access to growing healthy food is the focus of this 2014 film. Come share in the enthusiasm of the process of direct action & determination. Food festivities begin at 6pm with the Edible Pedal along with an array of popcorn toppings to go with the Pageant's organic popcorn. Film begins at 7pm following with a discussion about access to land.
Contact: Sherri 530-342-3376
Hosted By: GRUB Education Program

Come Speak For TheTrees This Monday, April 27th

Now is our chance to speak up! PG&E is asking for community feedback in Durham and Chico regarding pipeline safety and debated tree removals. Come join a bike pool from the Chico City Plaza to the second of these meetings Monday, 4/27: Meet at the Chico City Plaza at 4pm for a community reading of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, and to review community concerns and demands (some listed below).

CPJC Fundraising Committee Meeting

Do you love the Chico Peace & Justice Center? Want to make sure we have a lasting presence in our community? You can help! Join our resource development sub-committee to brainstorm fundraising ideas for CPJC, help plan events, and provide active support to our peace & justice community. The group meets the 4th Monday of every month from 3:30-5pm to evaluate and develop our fundraising plans and to put those plans in action. Come help us keep CPJC's doors open!
For more information contact us at chico-peace@sbcglobal.net.

The CSUC University Film Series & Humanities Center presents "The Last of the Unjust," April 28th

The CSUC University Film Series and the CSUC Humanities Center present "The Last of the Unjust," Claude Lanzmann's monumental 2013 documentary about Benjamin Murmelstein, a Viennese rabbi who helped run the German concentration camp at Theresienstadt. Admission is free and all are invited. Ayres Hall, room 106 (on the Chico State campus).

The AS Gender & Sexuality Equity Center 's (GSEC) Take Back the Night Event, April 20th-24th

The AS Gender & Sexuality Equity Center (GSEC) announced its week-long expansion of their annual Take Back the Night event, which will take place April 20th-24th.

This expanded event is an outlet for CSU, Chico students and faculty in addition to community members to get involved and protest against rape and other forms of sexual violence against women.


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