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SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals organizing White people for racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves White people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. We work to connect people across the country while supporting and collaborating with local and national racial justice organizing efforts. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change.
Racism is devastating to People of Color and is closely intertwined with all systems of oppression. It robs all of us- White people and People of Color- of our humanity. We honor and learn from the long history of People of Color and White people who have been unrelenting in their struggles for racial justice, and ending all systems of oppression. We are showing up to take our responsibility as White people to act collectively and publicly to challenge the manipulation of racist fear by the ruling class and corporate elite.
We envision a society where we struggle together with love, for justice, human dignity and a sustainable world.
For more information contact
Cathryn Carkhuff, at
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The Peace Institute at California State University, Chico was founded in 2004 by faculty and members of the community. Its purpose is to present speakers and activities addressing peace and war, social justice, sustainability, reconciliation, and peace education.
The Peace Institute holds meetings on the second Thursday of every month from 8:00pm-9:30pm.
For more information about the Peace Institute - http://www.csuchico.edu/peace/
Contact Tom Mhoff at, email@example.com
Environmental Coalition of Butte County (ECBC)
ECBC general meetings are the 3rd Thursday of every month. for more information.
Contact: Susan Tchudi at, firstname.lastname@example.org
The ECBC gathers together with hope to build relationships and improve communication between local organizations to develop more viable strategies and alliances for a safer, healthier and more vibrant community.
This group is focused on learning Spanish basics to develop understanding of the language and conversational skills.
This class is great for beginners who are new to the language or folks who are seeking to refresh basic Spanish-language skills.
For information contact Ann Polivka at 530-228-1344.
Mobilize is a group of citizens who organize for political and social action to protect our rights.
Mobilize supports local, regional, national, and global communities under threat: People of Color, LGBTQ+, Women, Children, and Our Natural Environment. Now. Immediately. Today.
For more info contact email@example.com
Check out the website, at mobilizechico.org
Human Relations Network (HRN)
HRN meets the first Monday of each month.
HRN promotes 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.
For more info contact HRN, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Read about activities of the HRN in this CN&R article: New Complaint Procedure With Chico Police
Peace Panel Project (PPP)
The purpose of the Peace Panel Project is to educate; to inspire activism; to build the movement toward peace and justice.
The main themes of 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.
The PPP group meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month.
For more info contact Charles W., at email@example.com
Co-Dependents Anonymous (CODA) has weekly meetings every Sunday 2:00-4:00pm at the Chico Peace & Justice Center.
Participate in its weekly meetings to find support and resources for Co-Dependency.
Free conversational Spanish. Join in community to practice your second language skills or to refresh your native language. Free and open to the public.
Career Builders and Counter Recruitment (CB/CR)
The CB/CR program, which is one of the Chico Peace & Justice Center's main programs, seeks to educate youth on alternatives to serving in the US Military.
CB/CR meets every fourth Thursday of every month at CPJC
For more information contact Charles W. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CPJC Program Committee
Meeting Time: The CPJC Program Committee meets the first Wednesday of every month
Committee Chair: Steve Tchudi, CPJC Board
Contact:Steve T. at, email@example.com
This committee helps activists develop new programs and projects for the Center and makes connections with our supporters, volunteers, partners and the Chico public.
Interested volunteers meet at the CPJC, every first Wednesday of the month at 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM to get updated on new outreach events and volunteer trainings.
For more information please contact CPJC reps at 530-893-9078.
Daring to Discuss- Abrupt Climate Disruption (DD)
Daring to Discuss gives participants the opportunity to converse about the deep-reaching implications and diverse feelings that come with our changing climate and changing times.
DD meets the first Monday of every month
For more info contact CPJC
Community Bicycling Update (CBU)
CBU meets every third Thursday of the Month, 6:30pm-8:30pm at CPJC.
This month's meeting is Bike Movie Night! Come on out to see Race Across The Sky 2. Click Here to view movie trailer.
CBU's monthly meetings are open to the community to provide updates on upcoming bike events as well as city and county bike infrastructure planning, and to facilitate the exchange of ideas and opportunities to volunteer and get involved.
Check out Chico Velo's website Here.
For more information connect with Janine Rood at firstname.lastname@example.org
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF NORTHERN CA (ACLU)
The ACLU works to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including people of color; women; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people; prisoners; and people with disabilities.
We will meet every second Monday of the month at 7:00 PM.
For more information click Here.
WHAT WE DO
The ACLU is frequently asked to explain its defense of certain people or groups—particularly controversial and unpopular entities such as the American Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Nation of Islam. We do not defend them because we agree with them; rather, we defend their right to free expression and free assembly. Historically, the people whose opinions are the most controversial or extreme are the people whose rights are most often threatened. Once the government has the power to violate one person's rights, it can use that power against everyone. We work to stop the erosion of civil liberties before it's too late.
Since we can't take on every worthy case, we usually select lawsuits that will have the greatest impact, cases that have the potential for breaking new ground and establishing new precedents that will strengthen American freedoms.
HOW WE DO IT
We have grown from that roomful of civil libertarians to more than 500,000 members. The ACLU today is the nation's largest public interest law firm, with a 50-state network of staffed, autonomous affiliate offices. We appear before the United States Supreme Court more than any other organization except the U.S. Department of Justice. About 100 ACLU staff attorneys collaborate with about 2,000 volunteer attorneys in handling close to 6,000 cases annually.
The ACLU is non-profit and non-partisan. We do not receive any government funding. Member dues and contributions and grants from private foundations and individuals pay for the work we do. The ACLU, with headquarters in New York City, litigates across the nation and all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Our Washington, D.C., legislative office lobbies the U.S. Congress. We use strategic communications to educate the public about issues. And the ACLU has expanded its reach by applying international human rights standards in our complex Post 9/11 world. A number of national projects address specific civil liberties issues: AIDS, capital punishment, lesbian and gay rights, immigrants' rights, prisoners' rights, reproductive freedom, voting rights, women's rights and workplace rights.
The CHAT Tiny Home Group Meeting
Chico Housing Action Team's Tiny Home Group is working to establish a tiny villages in Chico.
The group meets the 2nd Saturday of every month from 3pm to 4:30pm for CHAT Tiny Home Group.
For more information contact Charles Withuhn, at email@example.com.
SURJ Media & Outreach Team
Organizing meeting for the SURJ media and outreach working group.
Group meets the second Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:30pm.
For more info contact Rain at firstname.lastname@example.org
Justice For Desmond Working Group
This is a Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) sponsored working group for Justice4Desmond campaigns.
CPJC Board Meetings
The CPJC Board meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, 5-7pm. 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 the CPJC to request time on the regular meeting agenda.
Requests for agenda items must be submitted at least one week prior to the meeting to be considered for inclusion. You can connect with CPJC, at email@example.com
Chico Velo Board Meeting
Chico Velo Board Meeting is the first Thursday of every month.
For more information contact Janine Rood
NCC Time Bank Board Meeting
Northern California Counties Time Bank Board Meetings are held at CPJC the second Monday of every month, at 7pm.
For more info contact Chico Time Bank, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Time Bank Vision: a community that values everyone's skills and talents equally and where assets are utilized to ensure everyone's needs are met. The Time Bank envisions an empowering and welcoming community, which is built through strong connections and relationships where all are respected.
Mission: NorCal Counties Time Bank promotes the understanding that all work is important and should be valued equally. It helps people recognize that they have much to contribute to others and facilitate connections between those who would like to give and those who have a need. It strengthens people’s ability to meet their own needs by exchanging talents and keeping resources in the community. It empowers individuals and communities by reducing isolation and improving access to services and resources, all while having fun.
Save the Date
Wednesday, October 4
CPJC Annual Dinner:
Chico Family Masonic Center, 5-8 pm
This year's annual dinner will highlight CPJC's many achievements and will featuring our allies and their great work in our community. Join us for a social hour/meet-and-greet at 5, a gourmet lasagna dinner (followed by baklava dessert) at 6, and a program featuring our Career Builders program, CPJC's history and future aims, and the annual Peace Endeavor Award to distinguished community activists. Tickets are available at CPJC. Plan to come and to bring friends and allies. This event is a major fundraiser for CPJC and helps us continue our work.
How You Can Help
Purchase a table: A table seating eight can be purchased for $250. Consider buying one and inviting your friends or members of your activist circle. Drop us a note at email@example.com
Contribute food: Bake up a pan of lasagna for our Lasagna Lollapalooza, including traditional, meatless, vegan, and gluten free. Unusual lasagnas are also welcome, and we can supply you with recipes for some really interesting ones, e.g., substituting sliced zucchini and sweet potatoes for the pasta, or a French ragout lasagna with cashew bechamel cream! We also welcome contributions of salad greens and garlic bread. If you can help with food, please contact Cathy Webster Cathy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Volunteer to help at the event: We can use lots of volunteers for shifts before, during, and after the event for setup, ticket sales, serving, and cleanup. Send your availability to Steve Tchudi <email@example.com>
Press Conference - Confronting Endless War
The press and public are invited to attend a press conference in response to a Global Call to Action Against Military Bases. The content of the conference will be to expose the many US military bases world wide, the cost to US taxpayers of maintaining these bases, and the effects of war on civilian populations.
For more information contact Emily Alma at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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