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Siouxland Social Justice eNews

Siouxland Social Justice eNews

April, 2018

In This Issue: (details below)

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Tues., April 24, “Earth Stewardship and Laudato Si’: Care for Our Common Home Compels Our Undivided Response,” Calvin B DeWitt., NW IA Sierra Club,  7pm, Briar Cliff Univ., St. Francis Center.

Potluck picnic 5pm, 2508 Jackson St., Sioux City, IA

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Wed., April 25, 7 pm–Adam Hammes: 2018 Morningside Sustainability Lecture Series, UPS Aud/Lincoln Center. Author of “Sustainable Business in Iowa.” Free/open to public

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+ New Progressive Titles at the Sioux City Public Library

+ Worthwhile Podcasts & Blogs

+ Events, Actions, Media and Sites

+ More!

DETAILS

NW IA Sierra Club — Tues., April 24, at 5-ish, we invite you to attend a potluck with a twist, followed by a short drive to attend a 7 PM program at Briar Cliff Univ., St. Francis Center, 3303 Rebecca St., Sioux City.

Program/speaker details:

“Earth Stewardship and Laudato Si’: Care for Our Common Home Compels Our Undivided Response,” Calvin B DeWitt.
Calvin B. DeWitt is an environmental scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and member of graduate faculties of Land Resources, Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development, Water Resources Management, and Limnology and Marine Science; is a Fellow of the Teaching Academy and recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Teaching.  He developed Au Sable Institute as its Director and President from 1979 to 2005 and arranged the purchase of the Whidbey State Game Farm at Coupeville which has become Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship.
Cal has degrees in biology and zoology from Calvin College (B.A.) and The University of Michigan (M.A. and Ph.D).  In 2005 he received the National Wildlife Federation’s “Connie” Award for his work in bridging environmental science and ethics.
 Recent publications include Earthwise: A Guide to Hopeful Creation Care (2011), Song of a Scientist (2012), “The Psalmic Soundtrack of John Muir: Singing from Two Books,” in Plough Quarterly (2015), and “Earth Stewardship and Laudato Si’” in The Quarterly Review of Biology (2016).  (Download at:

 

Potluck details:

Treat the potluck as a picnic. Please bring a dish to share, along with your own table setting (plate/bowl, utensils, and drinking vessel). Napkins, coffee, and tea will be provided. Feel free to arrive any time after 5 pm. At 6:30 we will travel to Briar Cliff for the presentation, which begins at 7 pm. 

First Unitarian Church, 2508 Jackson St., Sioux City, IA. Come as early as 5PM for potluck & conversation. All are welcome to this free event. Call 712-986-6210 if you need additional information.

Every 4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8pm, Northwest Iowa Group Sierra Club hosts a presentation and discussion, 2508 Jackson St., Sioux City, Iowa. Potluck supper, 5:30.

Find details of these activities and others on our website at the Events and Meetings tab: http://www.sierraclub.org/iowa/northwest-iowa

Meetings are always free and we encourage all members of the community to participate!

Jeanne Bockholt
Please call Jim Redmond for more details: 712-389-0841 
Northwest Iowa Group Sierra Club

“Explore, enjoy and protect the planet!”

Click here for quick access to our Facebook site: “Like” Us on Facebook

Click here to visit our new website: http://www.sierraclub.org/ iowa/northwest-iowa

CALENDAR

http://www.sierraclub.org/iowa/northwest-iowa/events-and-meetings

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Guest Podcast: The free press has been bought (Corporate Media and Billionaires) — Critical for Siouxland! KMEG and Fox 44 are owned by Sinclair, the right-wing media group that threatens to become the largest in the nation. Some Sinclair Must-Carry’s are not hard to spot — Bottom Line with Boris, Sinclair Political Analyst — so overtly pro-Trump!

Also, This is the pro-Trump propaganda being quietly broadcast on local stations across the country

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NEW Progressive Titles at the Sioux City Public Library

“The Work of Christmas: The Twelve Days of Christmas with Howard Thurman” by Bruce G. Epperly

“Meet the Frugalwoods: achieving financial independence through simple living” by Elizabeth Willard Thames

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BLOGS

Jerry’s Guide: Where to Get Books?

The OneEarth Project

10 Tips for a Simpler, More Meaningful Celebrations

Healthy Political Practices & Spiritual Disciplines

“Post-Election Emergency/Disaster Preparedness and Survival Guide” at simpleliving.startlogic.com/indexoth.php?place=archives/featuredwriters.php#guide

“Tips for Banishing Fake News” at http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/indexoth.php?place=archives/featuredwriters.php#fake

Simpler Living SANITY Suggestions at http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/indexoth.php?place=Sanity.php

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Worthwhile Podcasts

Fallon Forum with Ed Fallon

TheCommonGoodPodcast.com

Ep. 91: Derek and Nancy Casady of The Climate Mobilization Confront Climate Crises

Ep. 92: Richard Lawrence on The Power of White in a Multi-Color Humanity. For Black History Month, the author of “Light, Bright, Damn Near White”

Ep. 93: Don Hall on Transitioning Our Communities into Earth-Size and Livable for All Life

Ep. 94: HealthCare for All–the Majority Want It and California’s Nearly There

Subscribe to TheOneEarthProject.com email list above and receive a free copy of “20 Activities to Retrain Ourselves for Earth-size Living.” Click on the Download link in your Welcome Email.

SimpleLivingWorks.org

Ep. 111–Susan Taylor, author of “What About Our Money? A Faith Response” Part 1–Wrestling with Systems; Part 2–Matters of the Heart PREVIEW NOW; Coming: Part 3–Giving & Investing

Ep. 110–Author/Educator Mark Burch on a Possible Utopia

Ep. 109–Richard Heinberg of the Post-Carbon Institute on Choosing to Get Off Fossil Energy—Our Best Local Choices

Ep. 108 — Walter Brueggemann on Abundance +More

Subscribe at iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service for free. 

SLW! Blog – Weekly Digest, Weekly Nudge [click “+Follow” to subscribe]

Simpler Living Daily Nudge – brief, available by email [send Nudge to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com] and/or Twitter [follow @GeraldIversen]

Also connect with SLW! at

FacebookSLW! Blog | Twitter | YouTubePinterest

Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, host/producer

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MORE EVENTS

Betty Strong Center offers “must see” programs Sundays, 2 p.m. Call: 712-224-5242, check their website:  http://www.siouxcitylcic.com/ or find them on Facebook.

28 min. video “Tossed Out: Food Waste in America” produced by NET Nebraska and Harvest Public Media — http://harvestpublicmedia.org/content/tossed-out

IA Legislation tracking, a drive to amend Citizens United, water quality improvement action items and more can be found at Sierra Club-Iowa Chapter:  http://iowa.sierraclub.org/

Prairie Fire is back! Visit www.prairiefirenewspaper.com and sign up as a Friend of Prairie Fire or find them on Facebook and Twitter. 

Listen to “Living on Earth” Sun., 10 a.m. (new time) on KWIT-FM90.3, online @ loe.org, or subscribe as podcast at iTunes.

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Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center (DPNC), 4500 Sioux River Rd., Sioux City. Most events are free and held at DPNC. To register, contact 712-258-0838 or tkruid@woodburycountyiowa.gov 

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ACTIONS, MEDIA, SITES (on-line)

Peace,

Gerald ‘Jerry’ Iversen, editor

Like SimpleLivingWorks.org on Facebook. | Follow me on Twitter.

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NOTICE: This eNews is a personal project, not an official publication of any organization. Opinions are those of the editor.

You’re welcome to forward this monthly eNews to your friends and contacts. If you received this from a friend and want to continue receiving it directly from SLW! send a SUBSCRIBE-SSJeNews notice to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com. Thanks.

If you choose to unsubscribe, send “UNSUBSCRIBE-SSJeNews” to same address.

SLO Co. Social Justice eNews

SLO Co. Social Justice eNews

April, 2018

In This Issue [details below]:

Tues., April 3, 5:30-7 p.m.–No. Co. Progressives, Atascadero Public Library 2nd floor meeting room, 6555 Capistrano Ave. Social Time: 5:30-6 pm (refreshments provided), Meeting: 6-7:30 pm. Speakers and Texting Training
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NEW–Sat., April 7, 6:30-8pm–Abby Martin, host of “The Empire Files,” speaks on “Media Manipulation in Service to Empire,” Cal Poly, Room 123, Building 8, Bioresource & Agricultural Engineering, sponsored by SLO Speaks, FREE/open to public

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Sat., April 7, 1-1:30pm — Join me on the first Saturday of the month and the fifth Saturday of the month, if there is one, to explore the methodology of living the nonviolent life. 97.3 FM on the coast and 107.9 in north county – The Rock – also streaming live everywhere at www.centralcoastrradio.org. Ruth Ann, Director, Yes We Can Peacebuilders

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CORRECTION–Mon., April 9, 7:30pm–Opening Doors of Interfaith Understanding: “The Abuse of the Word of God” presented by Fr. Jim Nisbet, Rushdi Cader & Rabbi Linda Bertenthal, Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church, 221 Daly Ave, SLO.

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UPDATED-Sun., April 15, 2-3:30–Paso Peace Community,  838 St. Andrews Ct., Paso Robles. Our speaker. Geshe Lopsang Tseten has for over 40 years been a student of His Holiness The
Dalai Lama. Geshe has dedicated himself to service to the world by helping to spread peace, compassion and
tolerance through cultural exchange, interfaith dialogue and Buddhist teachings. Specific emphasis will be about
regional conflicts near his home state of Zanskar and Tibet and the Role of Women in teaching and maintaining loving-
kindness tradition inherent to their culture.
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Sun., April 15, 7:30 pm — Emma’s Revolution, Benefit Concert for People of Faith for Justice, United Methodist Church, 1515 Fredericks St., SLO
Buy Tickets/Hear Songs: emmasrevolution.com
Tix & Info: uuspirit@me.com // 805-305-0612
PeopleOfFaithForJustice.org
$30 Preferred seating, $20 advance, $25 door General Admission
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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2018

For more information, email contact@RISEslo.org.

Sat., April 7, Paso Robles City Park (5th Annual)

Sat., April 14, Arroyo Grande Heritage Square Park (2nd Annual)

Sat., April 28, San Luis Obispo Mission Plaza (16th Annual)

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Sat., April 21, Earth Day Fair, Laguna Lake Park, SLO

Join us in raising awareness and inspiring action to turn back the clock and protect and preserve the environment for future generations?

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CHANGE–Mon., April 23 & 30, May 7 & 14, 6pm–Engage Study Course, a 12-session study program for learning, practicing, and experimenting with the power of creative nonviolence to transform our lives. First Christian Church, 2050 Ironwood Ave., Morro Bay. Ruth Ann Angus, Morro Bay: 805/771-9565.

COMING

Sun., May 20, 2-3:30–Paso Peace Community,  838 St. Andrews Ct., Paso Robles
NEW–Friday, Sept. 14, 8-4–Paul Chappell will keynote at Rotary Club Sunrise, A Focus on Peace, in Paso Robles
+ Worthwhile Podcasts & Blogs

DETAILS

Sat., April 7, 6:30-8pm–Abby Martin on “Media Manipulation in Service to Empire,” Cal Poly, Room 123, Building 8, Bioresource & Agricultural Engineering, sponsored by SLO Speaks

FREE open to the Public.
https://maps.calpoly.edu/place/bldg-008-0/@35.3029436,-120.6617014,19.0z

Abby Martin, host of “The Empire Files,” will discuss Media Manipulation in Service to Imperialism: From Obama to Trump. In the tradition of Ida Tarbell, George Seldes, I.F. Stone, Robert Parry and Gary Webb, Abby Martin takes on the powerful and exposes the lies and corruption involved as US Imperialism marches in search of resources and wealth for the 0.01%. Abby will discuss her current work and what we can do to battle the power.
http://theempirefiles.tv/

Sponsored by Cal Poly Women’s and Gender Studies and SLO Speaks! slospeaks@gmail.com 805-317-6661
https://maps.calpoly.edu/place/bldg-008-0/@35.3032046,-120.6616531,18.0z

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Sat., April 7, 1-1:30pm — Join Ruth Ann Angus on the first Saturday of the month and the fifth Saturday of the month, if there is one, to explore the methodology of living the nonviolent life. 97.3 FM on the coast and 107.9 in north county – The Rock – also streaming live everywhere at www.centralcoastrradio.org.

First show was Saturday, March 31st and my guest was Patricia Rodgers Gordon. She and I talked about the 50 year anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death that comes up April 4th, plus discuss his Letter from the Birmingham Jail.

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Paso Peace Community — Everyone is welcome to mostly monthly meeting, usually 838 St. Andrews Circle, Paso Robles. Light refreshments. Contact Dick Blomquist at 805/227-0362 or Hart Junge at 805/238-3647.

http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/PasoPeace.html

https://www.facebook.com/APeaceAlliancePasoRobles/

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Mondays, April 23, May–Engage Study Course, Morro Bay. This is a 12-session study program for learning, practicing, and experimenting with the power of creative nonviolence to transform our lives. This course was put together by the Directors of Pace e Bene/Campaign Nonviolence and that is the same organization where John Dear is on staff.

Engage Workshop
First Christian Church, 2050 Ironwood Avenue, Morro Bay
April 23 and 30, May 7 and 14
6PM
Fee $10 per session

Engage is meant for a small group of 15 to 18 people and requires two facilitators as well as the study book and other materials. I am a trained facilitator for this course and will have Pastor Paula Hulet of Estero Bay United Methodist Church do some co-facilitation. The study course can also be done as a fundraiser for a group if that is of interest.

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Santa Lucia Sierra Club

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https://WomensMarchSLO.com/

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ACTIONS, MEDIA, SITES 

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BLOGS

The OneEarth Project

Subscribe to TheOneEarthProject.com email list and receive a free copy of “20 Activities to Retrain Ourselves for Earth-size Living.” Click on the Download link in your Welcome Email.

Subscribe to Jubilee OneEarth Economics email list and receive a free copy of Jubilee Circles. Offer available until Easter. Click on the Download link in your Welcome Email. Paperback copies are available from Amazon for $5.99.

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WORTHWHILE PODCASTS

Listen at site or subscribe at iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service for free.

The Common Good Podcast from Jubilee OneEarth Economics

Ep. 91: Derek and Nancy Casady of The Climate Mobilization

Ep. 92: Richard Lawrence on The Power of White in a Multi-Colored Humanity — For Black History Month, the author of the new book “Light, Bright, Damn Near White”

Ep. 93: Don Hall of TransitionUS

Ep. 94: HealthCare4All Calif.

SimpleLivingWorks.org

Ep. 109: Richard Heinberg of Post Carbon Institute

Ep. 110: Author/transformational educator Mark Burch

COMING: Susan Taylor of Just Money Advisors on her new book “What About Our Money: A Faith Response.”

SLW! Blog: Weekly Digest, Weekly Nudge, Daily Nudge

SERIES: Political and Spiritual HEALTH + “I Buy Blue. How About You?” + SANITY & SURVIVAL Suggestions + Banishing “Fake News”

Also connect with SLW! at

FacebookSLW! Blog | Twitter | YouTubePinterest

Comments welcome.

Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief Activist, host/producer

Simple Living Works! – SimpleLivingWorks.org (or SimpleLiving.StartLogic.com)

Equipping People of Faith to Challenge Consumerism, Live Justly and Celebrate Responsibly

Daily NUDGE * Weekly Digest BLOG * Twice Monthly PODCAST * Monthly eNEWS * Free Simpler Living VIDEOs * Hundreds of Free Personal and Educational RESOURCES – all online, all free of charge

Extending the mission and resources of Alternatives, promoting voluntary simplicity since 1973

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Family Safety Guide for Immigrants / Guía de Seguridad para Familias de Inmigrantes

http://www.ccc-uss.org/safety-guide.html

Student leaders from Cal Poly RISE (Rising Immigrant Scholars through Education) worked with allies to develop a “Family Safety Guide for Immigrants” as a tool for undocumented students or students with mixed-status backgrounds to work with loved ones to be prepared in case of detainment. Although there are many similar guides available, this guide combines Know Your Rights; instructions on how to develop a personalized safety plan; and most importantly, templates to assist individuals with preparing a personalized plan. Arising after the presidential election, the guide was conceived by students who were urgently seeking resources that served as a preventative approach to help alleviate fears and a tangible method to help coordinate families during a time of crisis. Available in English and traducción de inglés al español. –Jane Lehr

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NOTICE: This eNews is a personal project, not an official publication of any organization. Opinions are those of the editor.

You’re welcome to forward this eNews to your friends and contacts. If you received this from a friend and want to continue receiving it directly from SLW! send a SUBSCRIBE-SLO notice to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com. Thanks.

If you choose to unsubscribe from this monthly eNewsletter, simply reply UNSUBSCRIBE-SLO

Siouxland Social Justice eNews

Siouxland Social Justice eNews

March, 2018

In This Issue: (details below)

Sat., March 17, 2-3 pm CDT, Gardening with Native Flower Varieties, O’Brien Co. Conservation Board, Prairie Heritage Center, Peterson, IA

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Tues., March 27, 6:30-8 pm (supper 5:30)–185th Air Refueling Wing Environmental Program, NW IA Sierra Club, 2508 Jackson St., Sioux City, IA.

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Sat., March 31, 9 am-2pm –Electronics Re-Event: Recycle, Reduce, Repurpose, Reuse, Sioux City Environmental Advisory Board, Family Events Center parking lot

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+ New Progressive Titles at the Sioux City Public Library

+ Worthwhile Podcasts & Blogs

+ Events, Actions, Media and Sites

+ More!

DETAILS

NW IA Sierra Club — Tues., March 27, 6:30-8 pm–First Unitarian Church, 2508 Jackson St., Sioux City, IA. Come as early as 5:30 PM for potluck and conversation. All are welcome to this free event. Call 712-986-6210 if you need additional information.

Every 4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8pm, Northwest Iowa Group Sierra Club hosts a presentation and discussion, 2508 Jackson St., Sioux City, Iowa. Potluck supper, 5:30.

Find details of these activities and others on our website at the Events and Meetings tab: http://www.sierraclub.org/iowa/northwest-iowa

Meetings are always free and we encourage all members of the community to participate!

Jeanne Bockholt
Please call Jim Redmond for more details: 712-389-0841 
Northwest Iowa Group Sierra Club

“Explore, enjoy and protect the planet!”

Click here for quick access to our Facebook site: “Like” Us on Facebook

Click here to visit our new website: http://www.sierraclub.org/ iowa/northwest-iowa

CALENDAR

http://www.sierraclub.org/iowa/northwest-iowa/events-and-meetings

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Guest Podcast: The free press has been bought (Corporate Media and Billionaires) — Critical for Siouxland! KMEG and Fox 44 are owned by Sinclair, the right-wing media group that threatens to become the largest in the nation. Some Sinclair Must-Carry’s are not hard to spot — Bottom Line with Boris, Sinclair Political Analyst — so overtly pro-Trump!

Also, This is the pro-Trump propaganda being quietly broadcast on local stations across the country

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NEW Progressive Titles at the Sioux City Public Library

“Lost Connections: uncovering the real causes of depression–and the unexpected solutions” by Johann Hari

“It’s Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump administration is doing to America” by David Cay Johnston

“Directorate S: the C.I.A. and America’s secret wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan” by Steve Coll

“Gaza: An inquest into its martyrdom” by Norman Finkelstein

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BLOGS

Jerry’s Guide: Where to Get Books?

The OneEarth Project

10 Tips for a Simpler, More Meaningful Celebrations

Healthy Political Practices & Spiritual Disciplines at http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/indexoth.php?place=archives/featuredwriters.php#health

“Post-Election Emergency/Disaster Preparedness and Survival Guide” at simpleliving.startlogic.com/indexoth.php?place=archives/featuredwriters.php#guide

“Tips for Banishing Fake News” at http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/indexoth.php?place=archives/featuredwriters.php#fake

Simpler Living SANITY Suggestions at http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/indexoth.php?place=Sanity.php

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Worthwhile Podcasts

Fallon Forum with Ed Fallon

TheCommonGoodPodcast.com

Ep. 91: Derek and Nancy Casady of The Climate Mobilization Confront Climate Crises

Ep. 92: Richard Lawrence on The Power of White in a Multi-Color Humanity. For Black History Month, the author of “Light, Bright, Damn Near White”

Ep. 93: Don Hall on Transitioning Our Communities into Earth-Size and Livable for All Life

Subscribe to TheOneEarthProject.com email list above and receive a free copy of “20 Activities to Retrain Ourselves for Earth-size Living.” Click on the Download link in your Welcome Email.

SimpleLivingWorks.org

Ep. 110–Author/Educator Mark Burch on a Possible Utopia

Ep. 109–Richard Heinberg of the Post-Carbon Institute on Choosing to Get Off Fossil Energy—Our Best Local Choices

Ep. 108 — Walter Brueggemann on Abundance +More

Subscribe at iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service for free. 

SLW! Blog – Weekly Digest, Weekly Nudge [click “+Follow” to subscribe]

Simpler Living Daily Nudge – brief, available by email [send Nudge to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com] and/or Twitter [follow @GeraldIversen]

Also connect with SLW! at

FacebookSLW! Blog | Twitter | YouTubePinterest

Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, host/producer

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MORE EVENTS

Betty Strong Center offers “must see” programs Sundays, 2 p.m. Call: 712-224-5242, check their website:  http://www.siouxcitylcic.com/ or find them on Facebook.

28 min. video “Tossed Out: Food Waste in America” produced by NET Nebraska and Harvest Public Media — http://harvestpublicmedia.org/content/tossed-out

IA Legislation tracking, a drive to amend Citizens United, water quality improvement action items and more can be found at Sierra Club-Iowa Chapter:  http://iowa.sierraclub.org/

Prairie Fire is back! Visit www.prairiefirenewspaper.com and sign up as a Friend of Prairie Fire or find them on Facebook and Twitter. 

Listen to “Living on Earth” Sun., 10 a.m. (new time) on KWIT-FM90.3, online @ loe.org, or subscribe as podcast at iTunes.

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Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center (DPNC), 4500 Sioux River Rd., Sioux City. Most events are free and held at DPNC. To register, contact 712-258-0838 or tkruid@woodburycountyiowa.gov 

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ACTIONS, MEDIA, SITES (on-line)

Peace,

Gerald ‘Jerry’ Iversen, editor

Like SimpleLivingWorks.org on Facebook. | Follow me on Twitter.

# # #

NOTICE: This eNews is a personal project, not an official publication of any organization. Opinions are those of the editor.

You’re welcome to forward this monthly eNews to your friends and contacts. If you received this from a friend and want to continue receiving it directly from SLW! send a SUBSCRIBE-SSJeNews notice to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com. Thanks.

If you choose to unsubscribe, send “UNSUBSCRIBE-SSJeNews” to same address.

SLO Co. Social Justice eNews

SLO Co. Social Justice eNews

March, 2018

In This Issue [details below]:

Sun., March 3, 3 pm–National Geographic film “Racing Extinction,” followed by a short dialogue period with Land Use Specialist from State Parks, Jodi Isaccs; First Christian Church hall, 2050 Ironwood, Morro Bay. Free.
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Tues., March 6, 5:30-7 p.m.–No. Co. Progressives, Atascadero Public Library 2nd floor meeting room, 6555 Capistrano Ave. Social Time: 5:30-6 pm (refreshments provided), Meeting: 6-7:30 pm
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Tues., March 6, 7 pm–John Dear with his new book “They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and Non-Violence in a Time of Climate Change,” UCC Congregational Church, 11245 Los Osos Rd., SLO. Presented by People of Faith for Justice and Yes We Can Peace Builders.
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Wed., March 7Mothers for Peace, 7 pm, Elaine’s, 274 Cuesta Dr., SLO
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Thur., March 8,  7-9 pm–Progressive Candidate Forum,  Bend the Arc Jewish Action, French Hospital Pavilion, 1911 Johnson Ave., SLO
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Sat., March 10, 11:30AM-5PM, SLO Co. Democratic Convention: Inspire-Empower-Mobilize, speakers & workshops, Guild Hall, 2880 Broad St., SLO
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March 13-18NAACP SLO COUNTY SPONSORS SLO FILM FESTIVAL
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Wed., March 14, 7pm–Let It Shine! Fremont Theater, SLO
Award winning filmmaker Bob Williams and Women’s March San Luis Obispo present Let It Shine, a documentary capturing the energy, joy, and power of the Jan. 21, 2017 Women’s March in San Luis Obispo.
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Sat., March 17, 10am-noon–Together We Will Cambria: Meet & Greet, Fundraising events in Cambria, Bruce Gibson (District 2, BOS) //  togetherwewillcambria@gmail.com

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Sun., March 18, 2-3:30–Paso Peace Community: Quaker Sue Torrey on AVP: Alternatives to Violence Project,  838 St. Andrews Ct., Paso Robles
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Sat., March 242* pm -March for Our Lives, Mitchell Park, SLO

Parkland shooting survivors will March for Our Lives on Washington DC to demand that Congress take action on gun control. Hundreds of small towns and large cities across the United States will march in solidarity with these teens. Not one more life can be lost to gun violence in our schools.

Women’s March San Luis Obispo and Together We Will San Luis Obispo have joined forces to organize a local rally and march in solidarity with the Parkland student survivors.

* Time could change 

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COMING

Thur., April, 12, 7:30pm–Opening Doors of Interfaith Understanding: “Terror in the Mind of God” by Mark Juergensmeyer, Discussion led by Bud Beecher, SLO site TBA

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Sun., April 15, 2-3:30–Paso Peace Community,  838 St. Andrews Ct., Paso Robles
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Sun., April 15, 7:30 pm — Emma’s Revolution, Benefit Concert for People of Faith for Justice, United Methodist Church, 1515 Fredericks St., SLO
Buy Tickets/Hear Songs: emmasrevolution.com
Tix & Info: uuspirit@me.com // 805-305-0612
PeopleOfFaithForJustice.org
$30 Preferred seating, $20 advance, $25 door General Admission
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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2018

For more information, email contact@RISEslo.org.

Sat., April 7, Paso Robles City Park (5th Annual)

Sat., April 14, Arroyo Grande Heritage Square Park (2nd Annual)

Sat., April 28, San Luis Obispo Mission Plaza (16th Annual)

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Saturday, April 21, Earth Day Fair, Laguna Lake Park, SLO

Join us in raising awareness and inspiring action to turn back the clock and protect and preserve the environment for future generations?

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Engage Study Course beginning in April, a 12-session study program for learning, practicing, and experimenting with the power of creative nonviolence to transform our lives.  Course from Pace e Bene/Campaign Nonviolence, the same organization where John Dear is on staff. Estero Bay United Methodist Church hall and First Christian Church hall, Morro Bay. Sponsored by Yes We Can PeaceBuilders. Small fee. Dates/times TBA. Contact Ruth Ann Angus at YesWeCanPeaceBuilders1@gmail.com.

+ Worthwhile Podcasts & Blogs

DETAILS

No. Co. Progressives Tuesday, March 6 Social Time: 5:30 – 6:00pm Refreshments provided Meeting: 6:00 – 7:30 pm Atascadero Public Library, 6555 Capistrano Ave.

Our March meeting will be action-packed and election-focused. We’ll hear from candidates about their visions and platforms. Each will address you and take a few of your questions. You’ll also have a chance to speak with them directly during the workshop portion of our meeting. During the workshop you’ll learn to–

  • Live phonebank! Call voters to inform them how important our upcoming local elections are, introduce them to our candidates, and invite them to meet the candidates at upcoming meet-and-greets. Bring a cellphone or laptop/tablet if you can. Scripts and walkthroughs will be provided.
  • Write postcards to voters! Use our branded SLO County Progressives postcards (union printed!) to write to voters about why we need to turn out in big numbers and invite them to local candidate events.
  •  Write letters! Learn how to write effective letters to the editor, and to use strategies for getting them published. Write one at the meeting and get a cookie!
  • Meet the Candidates Jimmy Paulding, Candidate 4th District Board of Supervisors
    Bill Ostrander, Candidate California Assembly District
  • MORE

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Tues., March 6, 7 pm–John Dear with his new book “They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and Non-Violence in a Time of Climate Change.” John is a Nobel Peace Prize candidate, international lecturer and peace activist. Yes We Can PeaceBuilders-Morro Bay: 805/771-9565. http://www.peopleoffaithforjustice.org/

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Wed., March 7Mothers for Peace, 7 p.m. at Elaine’s, 274 Cuesta Drive, SLO — across from Throop Park and the Pacheco School parking lot. (Cuesta goes off of Foothill — north only — between Ferrini and Tassajara. Call if you want more information or if you get lost — 541-6310.) Visit mothersforpeace.org  CLICK FACEBOOK. (YOU NEEDN’T BE A FACEBOOK USER.)

When Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant ceases operation within the next few years, we will still be faced with the challenges of storage and transportation of the radioactive waste.

Learn about the options and challenges through an EDUCATIONAL SERIES presented by San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace.

If you missed the first presentation in our educational series, you can view the video at: https://youtu.be/_mXRVjhivXI Topic: On-site Storage, presented by Molly Johnson (Mothers for Peace) and Donna Gilmore (SanOnofreSafety.org)

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Paso Peace Community — Everyone is welcome to mostly monthly meeting, usually 838 St. Andrews Circle, Paso Robles. Light refreshments. Contact Dick Blomquist at 805/227-0362 or Hart Junge at 805/238-3647.

http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/PasoPeace.html

https://www.facebook.com/APeaceAlliancePasoRobles/

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The NAACP is one of the proud sponsors of the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival to be held March 13-18,
2018. The film is “Counter Histories” and provides a more complete historical backdrop to civil rights and the
movement. There will be three screenings and individual tickets will be sold at the door. The film festival “Movie
Star Pass” holders will be admitted first. Please join us at any of the three screenings with the Saturday (3/17)
screening being our NAACP and Unity of SLO’s time to see the movie as a collective. Please join us then. Movie
Star Passes and ticket information can be found at the website https://slofilmfest.org/ – Preston Allen

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Engage Study Course that we will offer beginning in April in Morro Bay. This is a 12-session study program for learning, practicing, and experimenting with the power of creative nonviolence to transform our lives. This course was put together by the Directors of Pace e Bene/Campaign Nonviolence and that is the same organization where John Dear is on staff.

Yes We Can Peacebuilders is dedicated to performing educational and informational programs and that encompasses bringing speakers to the Central Coast that espouse the philosophy of nonviolence and peace and also offering workshops and training sessions through Campaign Nonviolence.

Engage is meant for a small group of 15 to 18 people and requires two facilitators as well as the study book and other materials. We offer this at Estero Bay United Methodist Church in their hall and also at First Christian Church in their hall for the Morro Bay workshops. We will ask attendees for a small sum perhaps $10 or $15 but there is also the need for a small stipend for the facilitators probably something like $50. I am a trained facilitator for this course and will have Pastor Paula Hulet of Estero Bay United Methodist Church do some co-facilitation. The study course can also be done as a fundraiser for a group if that is of interest.

We have not picked a date yet for the April start in Morro Bay, but I will have before April 1.

If there is interest in doing this in north county I would suggest we do this on either a weekday if you think there would be enough attendance or on Saturday or Sunday afternoons. Since it is 12 sessions it can be done biweekly or monthly. It would depend on the interest. If you would like I can send you three files that have information about the course and one of those is the entire first session.

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SLO County Democratic Party Central Committee will host a County Democratic Party Convention.

We are inviting all federal, state, and local candidates that will appear on our ballots to participate in a “Meet and Greet” and to briefly address one of the two scheduled plenary sessions. In addition to the Meet and Greet opportunity, the plan is to offer keynote remarks from the Democratic leadership and to make available workshops on topics such as campaign involvement, fundraising, communications and media, and millennial outreach.

https://www.facebook.com/events/156727198309721/?active_tab=about

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Santa Lucia Sierra Club

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https://WomensMarchSLO.com/

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ACTIONS, MEDIA, SITES 

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BLOGS

The OneEarth Project

Subscribe to TheOneEarthProject.com email list and receive a free copy of “20 Activities to Retrain Ourselves for Earth-size Living.” Click on the Download link in your Welcome Email.

Subscribe to Jubilee OneEarth Economics email list and receive a free copy of Jubilee Circles. Offer available until Easter. Click on the Download link in your Welcome Email. Paperback copies are available from Amazon for $5.99.

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WORTHWHILE PODCASTS

Listen at site or subscribe at iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service for free.

The Common Good Podcast from Jubilee OneEarth Economics

Ep. 91: Derek and Nancy Casady of The Climate Mobilization

Ep. 92: Richard Lawrence on The Power of White in a Multi-Colored Humanity — For Black History Month, the author of the new book “Light, Bright, Damn Near White”

Ep. 93: Don Hall of TransitionUS

SimpleLivingWorks.org

Ep. 109: Richard Heinberg of Post Carbon Institute

COMING-Ep. 110: Author/educator Mark Burch

SLW! Blog: Weekly Digest, Weekly Nudge, Daily Nudge

SERIES: Political and Spiritual HEALTH + “I Buy Blue. How About You?” + SANITY & SURVIVAL Suggestions + Banishing “Fake News”

Also connect with SLW! at

FacebookSLW! Blog | Twitter | YouTubePinterest

Comments welcome.

Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief Activist, host/producer

Simple Living Works! – SimpleLivingWorks.org (or SimpleLiving.StartLogic.com)

Equipping People of Faith to Challenge Consumerism, Live Justly and Celebrate Responsibly

Daily NUDGE * Weekly Digest BLOG * Twice Monthly PODCAST * Monthly eNEWS * Free Simpler Living VIDEOs * Hundreds of Free Personal and Educational RESOURCES – all online, all free of charge

Extending the mission and resources of Alternatives, promoting voluntary simplicity since 1973

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Family Safety Guide for Immigrants / Guía de Seguridad para Familias de Inmigrantes

http://www.ccc-uss.org/safety-guide.html

Student leaders from Cal Poly RISE (Rising Immigrant Scholars through Education) worked with allies to develop a “Family Safety Guide for Immigrants” as a tool for undocumented students or students with mixed-status backgrounds to work with loved ones to be prepared in case of detainment. Although there are many similar guides available, this guide combines Know Your Rights; instructions on how to develop a personalized safety plan; and most importantly, templates to assist individuals with preparing a personalized plan. Arising after the presidential election, the guide was conceived by students who were urgently seeking resources that served as a preventative approach to help alleviate fears and a tangible method to help coordinate families during a time of crisis. Available in English and traducción de inglés al español. –Jane Lehr

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NOTICE: This eNews is a personal project, not an official publication of any organization. Opinions are those of the editor.

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Siouxland Social Justice eNews

Siouxland Social Justice eNews

February, 2018

In This Issue: (details below)

Sat., Feb. 24, 10-11:30–Legislative Town Hall, Public, Hosted by League of Women Voters of Sioux City, Sioux City Public Museum, 607 4th St, Sioux City, Iowa 51101

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Mon., Feb. 26, 6-7:30 pm–City of Sioux City Comprehensive Plan Visioning Workshop, LongLines Family Recreation Center, 401 Gordon, 3rd Floor

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Tues., Feb. 27, 6:30-8 pm (supper 5:30)–Gubernatorial Candidate Forum–Environmental Vision for Iowa, NW IA Sierra Club, 2508 Jackson St., Sioux City, IA.

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+ New Progressive Titles at the Sioux City Public Library

+ Worthwhile Podcasts & Blogs

+ Events, Actions, Media and Sites

+ More!

DETAILS

Legislative Town Hall, Feb. 24

The next Sioux City League of Women Voters’ Town Hall Meeting is 10-11:30 a.m. on February 24 at the Sioux City Public Museum at 607 4th Street. The public is invited to attend and share questions and concerns with their elected representatives.

The League of Women Voters of Sioux City is a non-partisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

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The City of Sioux City welcomes and encourages participation from residents and businesses in a Visioning Workshop for the Sioux City Comprehensive Plan scheduled for Monday, February 26 at 6:00pm in the Long Lines Family Recreation Center 3rd Floor Conference Room. The workshop is the next step in the planning process to create a new Comprehensive Plan for the City and will allow people to share what they value most about the community and the issues they wish to see addressed.

The Visioning Workshop will include an interactive mapping exercise for participants to help shape the future of Sioux City. Results of the Existing Conditions and Plan Analysis will be shared by Houseal Lavigne Associates, the consulting firm hired to assist with the Comprehensive Plan process.

If you are unable to attend or are interested in providing additional feedback, visit the City’s website, www.sioux-city.org, place your cursor over the I Want To… tab and click Take the Comprehensive Plan Survey.

What is a Comprehensive Plan?
A Comprehensive Plan, or Comp Plan, is a blueprint for the future of a community. It defines a vision that is intended to guide the City for the next 20 years. The Comp Plan will result in a set of policies that direct future growth and development. Additionally, it will help effectively guide City leaders with making substantive and thoughtful decisions for the community.

The Comprehensive Plan for the City of Sioux City will address a variety of topics and will include community-wide plans for land use and development, housing and residential areas, commercial and industrial areas, transportation and infrastructure, parks and recreation, open space and environmental features, and community facilities and services. The Plan will also include detailed subarea plans for key areas of the City.

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NW IA Sierra Club

Tues., Feb. 27, 6:30-8 pm (supper 5:30)–Gubernatorial Candidate Forum–Environmental Vision for Iowa, 2508 Jackson St., Sioux City, IA.

Join your community in learning the environmental and conservation views of Iowa gubernatorial candidates. Sierra Club members will moderate the forum. If time permits, the public may ask additional environmentally focused questions.

Confirmed attendees: Cathy Glasson, Andy McGuire, Jon Neiderbach, and John Norris

Come as early as 5:30 PM for potluck and conversation.

All are welcome to this free event.

Call 712-986-6210 if you need additional information.

Every 4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8pm, Northwest Iowa Group Sierra Club hosts a presentation and discussion, 2508 Jackson St., Sioux City, Iowa. Potluck supper, 5:30.

Find details of these activities and others on our website at the Events and Meetings tab: http://www.sierraclub.org/iowa/northwest-iowa

Meetings are always free and we encourage all members of the community to participate!

Jeanne Bockholt
Please call Jim Redmond for more details: 712-389-0841 
Northwest Iowa Group Sierra Club

“Explore, enjoy and protect the planet!”

Click here for quick access to our Facebook site: “Like” Us on Facebook

Click here to visit our new website: http://www.sierraclub.org/ iowa/northwest-iowa

CALENDAR

http://www.sierraclub.org/iowa/northwest-iowa/events-and-meetings

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Guest Podcast: The free press has been bought (Corporate Media and Billionaires) — Critical for Siouxland! KMEG and Fox 44 are owned by Sinclair, the right-wing media group that threatens to become the largest in the nation.

Some Sinclair Must-Carry’s are not hard to spot — Bottom Line with Boris, Sinclair Political Analyst — so overtly pro-Trump!

Also, This is the pro-Trump propaganda being quietly broadcast on local stations across the country

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NEW Progressive Titles at the Sioux City Public Library

“When They Call You a Terrorist: a Black Lives Matter memoir” by  Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele

“Ways of Grace: stories of activism, adversity, and how sports can bring us together” by James Blake & Carol Taylor

“Doughnut Economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist” by Kate Raworth

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BLOGS

Jerry’s Guide: Where to Get Books?

The OneEarth Project

10 Tips for a Simpler, More Meaningful Celebrations

Healthy Political Practices & Spiritual Disciplines at http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/indexoth.php?place=archives/featuredwriters.php#health

“Post-Election Emergency/Disaster Preparedness and Survival Guide” at simpleliving.startlogic.com/indexoth.php?place=archives/featuredwriters.php#guide

“Tips for Banishing Fake News” at http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/indexoth.php?place=archives/featuredwriters.php#fake

Simpler Living SANITY Suggestions at http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/indexoth.php?place=Sanity.php

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Worthwhile Podcasts

Fallon Forum with Ed Fallon

TheCommonGoodPodcast.com

Ep. 89: Sr. Shirley Fineran: 21st Century Slave Trade—Helping Victims Recover from Human Trafficking

Ep.90: Ulrich Duchrow- Importance of Radicalizing Our Reforms So We Create a Culture of Life

Ep. 91: Derek and Nancy Casady of The Climate Mobilization Confront Climate Crises

Ep. 92: Richard Lawrence on The Power of White in a Multi-Color Humanity. For Black History Month, the author of “Light, Bright, Damn Near White”

Subscribe to TheOneEarthProject.com email list above and receive a free copy of “20 Activities to Retrain Ourselves for Earth-size Living.” Click on the Download link in your Welcome Email.

SimpleLivingWorks.org

Ep. 109 –Richard Heinberg of the Post-Carbon Institute on Choosing to Get Off Fossil Energy—Our Best Local Choices

Ep. 108 — Walter Brueggemann on Abundance +More

Subscribe at iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service for free. 

SLW! Blog – Weekly Digest, Weekly Nudge [click “+Follow” to subscribe]

Simpler Living Daily Nudge – brief, available by email [send Nudge to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com] and/or Twitter [follow @GeraldIversen]

Also connect with SLW! at

FacebookSLW! Blog | Twitter | YouTubePinterest

Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, host/producer

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MORE EVENTS

Betty Strong Center offers “must see” programs Sundays, 2 p.m. Call: 712-224-5242, check their website:  http://www.siouxcitylcic.com/ or find them on Facebook.

28 min. video “Tossed Out: Food Waste in America” produced by NET Nebraska and Harvest Public Media — http://harvestpublicmedia.org/content/tossed-out

IA Legislation tracking, a drive to amend Citizens United, water quality improvement action items and more can be found at Sierra Club-Iowa Chapter:  http://iowa.sierraclub.org/

Prairie Fire is back! Visit www.prairiefirenewspaper.com and sign up as a Friend of Prairie Fire or find them on Facebook and Twitter. 

Listen to “Living on Earth” Sun., 10 a.m. (new time) on KWIT-FM90.3, online @ loe.org, or subscribe as podcast at iTunes.

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Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center (DPNC), 4500 Sioux River Rd., Sioux City.

To register, contact 712-258-0838 or tkruid@woodburycountyiowa.gov 

Most events are free and held at DPNC.

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ACTIONS, MEDIA, SITES (on-line)

Peace,

Gerald ‘Jerry’ Iversen, editor

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SLO Co. Social Justice eNews

SLO Co. Social Justice eNews

February, 2018

In This Issue [details below]:

Student leaders from Cal Poly RISE (Rising Immigrant Scholars through Education) worked with allies to develop a “Family Safety Guide for Immigrants” as a tool for undocumented students or students with mixed-status backgrounds to work with loved ones to be prepared in case of detainment.

http://www.ccc-uss.org/safety-guide.html

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Sat., Feb. 3, 11-2:30–Take a Knee! for Equality and Justice for All, Mission Plaza, SLO, sponsor: NAACP, kick-off Black History Month on Super Bowl Sat.; speakers, music, booths, prize drawings; 805/619-5354 // www.naacpslocty.org

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Fri., Feb. 16, noon-5–DACA Renewal Clinic, San Luis Obispo RISE office, 51 Zaca Lane suite 100, SLO
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Sun., Feb. 18, 2-3:30–Paso Peace Community: Ruth Ann Angus of Yes We Can! Peace Builders–“Who Are the Heroes? Nonviolence in Action” Plymouth Congregation Church, 13th & Oak, Paso Robles
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DATE CHANGED — NOT Sat.-Sun., Feb. 24-25–Paul K. Chappell workshop: Communicating with people of differing views. SLO Public Library. Details TBA
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COMING
Tues., March 6, 7 pm–John Dear with his new book “They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and Non-Violence in a Time of Climate Change,” UCC Congregational Church, 11245 Los Osos Rd., SLO. Presented by People of Faith for Justice and Yes We Can Peace Builders.
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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2018

Sat., April 7, Paso Robles City Park (5th Annual)

Sat., April 14, Arroyo Grande Heritage Square Park (2nd Annual)

Sat., April 28, San Luis Obispo Mission Plaza (16th Annual)

+ Worthwhile Podcasts & Blogs

DETAILS

Sun., Feb. 18, 2-3:30–Paso Peace Community: Ruth Ann Angus of Yes We Can! Peace Builders–“Who Are the Heroes? Nonviolence in Action” NOTE change of venue for this meeting only–Plymouth Congregation Church, 13th & Oak, Paso Robles

Ruth Ann is the Director of Yes We Can Peacebuilders an organization dedicated to promote and teach nonviolence, inspire and engage people to create a nonviolent community, nation, and world. Yes We Can Peacebuilders is part of Pace e Bene/Campaign Nonviolence/ Nonviolent Cities Project.

In her talk, Ruth Ann will speak to our need to look for heroes to guide us and how in these times it is necessary for us all to become heroes. She will relate her journey of discovery that led her to form a peace action group and will elaborate on the Nonviolent Cities project as well as several educational offerings on nonviolence available to the community.

Ruth Ann is a 15-year member of Rotary International, incoming President of Morro Bay Rotary Sunset, a member of the United Nations Association, an affiliate with Youth for Human Rights International, a board member of the Commission on Voluntary Service & Action, a non-governmental organization acting as consultant to the Untied Nations, and a 23-year member of the Education and Public Outreach Committee of the Morro Bay National Estuary Program.

Everyone is welcome to mostly monthly meeting, usually 838 St. Andrews Circle, Paso Robles. Light refreshments. Contact Dick Blomquist at 805/227-0362 or Hart Junge at 805/238-3647.

http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/PasoPeace.html

https://www.facebook.com/APeaceAlliancePasoRobles/

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DACA Renewal Clinic

RISE will be collaborating with IMPORTA Santa Barbara to provide a Free DACA renewal Workshop in SLO. As you know, DACA is in a very fragile moment where folks who are DACAmented are waiting for congress to fix their status as the Trump administration continues phasing out the program. Under an injunction from a federal court, the Department of Homeland Security is processing renewals for those whose work authorization already expired or is about to expire.

Our DACA renewal is on February 16th from 12pm to 5pm at our San Luis Obispo office located at 51 Zaca Lane suite 100.

Please distribute to everyone you know and if you have any questions, please contact me directly at 805-226-6791 or at 805-226-5400 ext 309.

Matias Bernal, MS LPCC

RISE–Sexual Assault/Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence Programs //  RISEslo.org

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Wed., Feb. 21Mothers for Peace will try to meet on the third Wednesday each month unless there is a conflicting event, 7 p.m. at Elaine’s, 274 Cuesta Drive, SLO — across from Throop Park and the Pacheco School parking lot. (Cuesta goes off of Foothill — north only — between Ferrini and Tassajara. Call if you want more information or if you get lost — 541-6310.) Visit mothersforpeace.org  CLICK FACEBOOK. (YOU NEEDN’T BE A FACEBOOK USER.)

When Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant ceases operation within the next few years, we will still be faced with the challenges of storage and transportation of the radioactive waste.

Learn about the options and challenges through an EDUCATIONAL SERIES presented by San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace.

If you missed the first presentation in our educational series, you can view the video at: https://youtu.be/_mXRVjhivXI Topic: On-site Storage, presented by Molly Johnson (Mothers for Peace) and Donna Gilmore (SanOnofreSafety.org)

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Tues., March 6, 7 pm–John Dear with his new book “They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and Non-Violence in a Time of Climate Change.” John is a Nobel Peace Prize candidate, international lecturer and peace activist. Yes We Can PeaceBuilders-Morro Bay: 805/771-9565. http://www.peopleoffaithforjustice.org/

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Santa Lucia Sierra Club

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https://WomensMarchSLO.com/

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ACTIONS, MEDIA, SITES 

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BLOGS

Paul K. Chappell Inspires: Why World Peace Is Possible

Unmaking Enemies Resource List (recent series at Bethel Lutheran, Templeton)

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WORTHWHILE PODCASTS

Listen at site or subscribe at iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service for free.

The Common Good Podcast from Jubilee OneEarth Economics

Ep. 89: Sr. Shirley Fineran: 21st Century Slave Trade—Helping Victims Recover from Human Trafficking

Ep. 90: Ulrich Duchrow’s Religious Critique of Capitalism

Ep. 91: Derek and Nancy Casady of The Climate Mobilization

Ep. 92: Richard Lawrence on The Power of White in a Multi-Colored Humanity — For Black History Month, the author of the new book “Light, Bright, Damn Near White”

Subscribe to TheOneEarthProject.com email list and receive a free copy of “20 Activities to Retrain Ourselves for Earth-size Living.” Click on the Download link in your Welcome Email.

SimpleLivingWorks.org

Ep. 108–Scholar/author Walter Brueggemann on Abundance & More

COMING 2/15–Ep. 109: Richard Heinberg of Post Carbon Institute

SLW! Blog: Weekly Digest, Weekly Nudge, Daily Nudge

SERIES: Political and Spiritual HEALTH + “I Buy Blue. How About You?” + SANITY & SURVIVAL Suggestions + Banishing “Fake News”

Also connect with SLW! at

FacebookSLW! Blog | Twitter | YouTubePinterest

Comments welcome.

Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief Activist, host/producer

Simple Living Works! – SimpleLivingWorks.org (or SimpleLiving.StartLogic.com)

Equipping People of Faith to Challenge Consumerism, Live Justly and Celebrate Responsibly

Daily NUDGE * Weekly Digest BLOG * Twice Monthly PODCAST * Monthly eNEWS * Free Simpler Living VIDEOs * Hundreds of Free Personal and Educational RESOURCES – all online, all free of charge

Extending the mission and resources of Alternatives, promoting voluntary simplicity since 1973

# # #

Family Safety Guide for Immigrants / Guía de Seguridad para Familias de Inmigrantes

http://www.ccc-uss.org/safety-guide.html

Student leaders from Cal Poly RISE (Rising Immigrant Scholars through Education) worked with allies to develop a “Family Safety Guide for Immigrants” as a tool for undocumented students or students with mixed-status backgrounds to work with loved ones to be prepared in case of detainment. Although there are many similar guides available, this guide combines Know Your Rights; instructions on how to develop a personalized safety plan; and most importantly, templates to assist individuals with preparing a personalized plan. Arising after the presidential election, the guide was conceived by students who were urgently seeking resources that served as a preventative approach to help alleviate fears and a tangible method to help coordinate families during a time of crisis. Available in English and traducción de inglés al español. –Jane Lehr

# # #

NOTICE: This eNews is a personal project, not an official publication of any organization. Opinions are those of the editor.

You’re welcome to forward this eNews to your friends and contacts. If you received this from a friend and want to continue receiving it directly from SLW! send a SUBSCRIBE-SLO notice to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com. Thanks.

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Siouxland Social Justice eNews

Siouxland Social Justice eNews

January, 2018

In This Issue:

Tues., Jan. 23, 6:30-8:30pm (supper 5:30)–Help NW IA Sierra Club develop a regionally focused conservation vision for 2018. Our presentation will target Clean Water/Healthy Ag practices, Loess Hills/Missouri River preservation, Getting Outdoors, Climate Change, Educating Youth, Clean Food, and Legislative involvement. + Special drone-produced attraction! 2508 Jackson St., Sioux City, IA.

+ Guest Podcast: The free press has been bought (Corporate Media and Billionaires)

+ New Progressive Titles at the Sioux City Public Library

+ Worthwhile Podcasts & Blogs

+ Events, Actions, Media and Sites

+ More!

DETAILS

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NW IA Sierra Club

Join us on Tues., Jan. 23, and help us develop a regionally focused conservation vision for 2018. Our presentation will target Clean Water/Healthy Ag practices, Loess Hills/Missouri River preservation, Getting Outdoors, Climate Change, Educating Youth, Clean Food, and Legislative involvement. If you see something we’re missing, your input is encouraged!

Special attraction: TNC Loess Hills Project Manager, Graham McGaffin, promised to show us a drone-produced aerial video of the Broken Kettle Grassland Preserve!

Every 4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8pm, Northwest Iowa Group Sierra Club hosts a presentation and discussion held usually at 2508 Jackson St., Sioux City, Iowa. Potluck supper, 5:30.

Find details of these activities and others on our website at the Events and Meetings tab: http://www.sierraclub.org/iowa/northwest-iowa

Meetings are always free and we encourage all members of the community to participate!

Jeanne Bockholt
Please call Jim Redmond for more details: 712-389-0841 
Northwest Iowa Group Sierra Club

“Explore, enjoy and protect the planet!”

Click here for quick access to our Facebook site: “Like” Us on Facebook

Click here to visit our new website: http://www.sierraclub.org/ iowa/northwest-iowa

CALENDAR

http://www.sierraclub.org/iowa/northwest-iowa/events-and-meetings

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Guest Podcast: The free press has been bought (Corporate Media and Billionaires) — Critical for Siouxland! KMEG and Fox 44 are owned by Sinclair, the right-wing media group that threatens to become the largest in the nation.

Some Sinclair Must-Carry’s are not hard to spot — Bottom Line with Boris, Sinclair Political Analyst — so overtly pro-Trump!

Also, This is the pro-Trump propaganda being quietly broadcast on local stations across the country

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NEW Progressive Titles at the Sioux City Public Library

“One Long Night: a global history of concentration camps” by Andrea Pitzer

“Jesse Ventura’s Marijuana Manifesto” by Jesse Ventura

“Verax: the true story of whistleblowers, drone warfare, and mass surveillance” a graphic novel by Pratap Chatterjee and Khalil

“Eat Less Water” by Florencia Ramirez

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BLOGS

The OneEarth Project

10 Tips for a Simpler, More Meaningful Celebrations

Healthy Political Practices & Spiritual Disciplines at http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/indexoth.php?place=archives/featuredwriters.php#health

“Post-Election Emergency/Disaster Preparedness and Survival Guide” at simpleliving.startlogic.com/indexoth.php?place=archives/featuredwriters.php#guide

“Tips for Banishing Fake News” at http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/indexoth.php?place=archives/featuredwriters.php#fake

Simpler Living SANITY Suggestions at http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/indexoth.php?place=Sanity.php

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Worthwhile Podcasts

Fallon Forum with Ed Fallon

TheCommonGoodPodcast.com

Ep. 89: Sr. Shirley Fineran: 21st Century Slave Trade—Helping Victims Recover from Human Trafficking

Ep.90: Ulrich Duchrow- Importance of Radicalizing Our Reforms So We Create a Culture of Life

Ep. 91: Derek and Nancy Casady of The Climate Mobilization Confront Climate Crises

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