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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

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. 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

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.

NOT the ICE Capades–SLO Co. Social Justice eNews BONUS

SLO Co. Social Justice eNews BONUS

mid-January, 2018

In This Issue [details below]:

NOT the ICE Capades–Confronting Deportation in a Sanctuary State [at bottom]

Sundays in Jan., 10-11 or 12:30-1:30–Immigration Series (Adult Forum), Mt. Carmel Lutheran, 1701 Fredericks St., SLO, (805) 544-2133

Fri., Jan. 19, 6 pm–Transportation of Radioactive Wastes and Consolidated “Interim” Storage–Mothers for Peace Education Forum, SLO Co. Library, 995 Palm St., SLO

Sat. Jan. 20, noon-4–Hear Our Vote: Voices of Resistance Rally, Mission Plaza; other events at our website: https://WomensMarchSLO.com/

Sat., Jan. 20, 5 pm, Grrrls in the Hall, after-party concert, SLO Guild Hall, 2880 Broad St. Music, DJs, food, beer, wine. All ages. Benefit for Women’s March San Luis Obispo https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grrrls-in-the-hall-concert-a-fundraising-concert-for-womens-march-slo-tickets-41510091802

Sun., Jan. 21, 2-3:30 pm–Paso Peace Community: Jay Adam and Klaus Schumann of ICare, 838 St. Andrews Circle, Paso Robles

Tues., Jan. 23, 7 pm–The Money Bail System: Time for Reform panel presentation. Sponsor: Bending the Arc Jewish Justice Network, Temple Beth David, 10180 Los Osos Rd., SLO

Thur., Jan. 25, 5:30 pm–Breaking Barriers. Gender Equality for Political Wins, SLO Guild Hall, 2880 Broad St., Women’s March San Luis Obispo and SLO County Progressives   https://www.facebook.com/events/1835133583173176/

Mon., Jan. 29, 6-8 pm–Workshop: Science Behaving Badly–intersection of racism and medicine, Rm 5104A (Cultural Center), Cuesta College, SLO; sponsor Race Matters; Contact: lrauch@cuesta.edu
COMING in February:
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
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
Tues., Feb. 20–“Equal Means Equal,” Palm Theatre, SLO, sponsored by Amn. Assoc. Univ. Women
DATE CHANGED — NOT Sat.-Sun., Feb. 24-25–Paul K. Chappell workshop: Communicating with people of differing views. SLO Public Library. Details TBA
+ Worthwhile Podcasts & Blogs

DETAILS

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

Fri., Jan. 19–Topics: Transportation of Radioactive Wastes and Consolidated “Interim” Storage

All presentations begin at 6 pm, San Luis Obispo County Library, 995 Palm St.

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)

Wed., Jan. 17-Mothers 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.)

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Sat. Jan. 20, noon-4–Hear Our Vote: Voices of Resistance Rally,  Mission Plaza; other events at our website: https://WomensMarchSLO.com/
We have information on the Hear Our Vote: Voices of Resistance Rally, a Voter Registration link, an email sign up button, and more!

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Sun., Jan. 21, 2-3:30 pm–Paso Peace Community: Jay Adam and Klaus Schumann of ICare, 838 St. Andrews Circle, Paso Robles

Locally recycled eyeglasses help people around the globe!
For the last 12 years, Jay Adams and Klaus Schumann from Paso Robles
have traveled to regions in Central America that are medically and
economically underserved .  They volunteer for I Care International, an
organization helping poor people improve the quality of life. Each year,
about 100 students from SLO County High Schools and Cal-Poly help to
repair the donated glasses. The students get credit for Community
Service. Jay and Klaus will talk about their experiences, answer all
your questions and encourage discussion of whether NGOs like ICARE
contribute to world peace.

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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Tues., Jan. 23, 7 pm–The Money Bail System: Time for Reform panel presentation. Sponsor: Bending the Arc Jewish Justice Network, Temple Beth David, 10180 Los Osos Rd., SLO

Bail reform is a social justice issue. The poor, working class  and racial and ethnic minorities are more likely to be locked up before they go to trial — simply because they don’t have money to post bail.

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Santa Lucia Sierra Club

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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

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

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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NOT the ICE Capades – Confronting Deportation in a Sanctuary State

1/4/18

Hello All,

It is with great sadness that we share this particular update on Neofita. We have been notified that all of Neofita’s requests for stays on the deportation order have all been denied. This means that this morning she was taken into custody by ICE, processed, transported by van to Los Angeles, and will likely be in Mexico tonight or tomorrow. Her American born children, including one of minor age, remain here.

Today a mother who is a homeowner, with a full-time job, and no criminal record was taken from her family and community with the sole reason being that ICE decided not to extend the stays on her deportation order.

Read More from the Tribune at

https://www.google.com/amp/amp.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article193091984.html

While it is tempting to fall into despair, or let frustration overtake the good work each of you and your organizations are doing, we must be stronger than ever in our resolve. Now is the time to continue to stand up, show up, and speak up for our American values of truth, justice, and equity for all. We must create the brighter future that we want and all people deserve.

In solidarity,

Dawn Addis, WMSLO Lead

Women’s March San Luis Obispo

#HearOurVote #VoicesOfResistance

Facebook Twitter Instagram Website

Merchandise

 

COMMENT

Now that Calif. is a sanctuary state, we owe ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement, sic) NOTHING. ICE is a federal agency, so this opinion piece does not pertain to local or state law enforcement officers. Our local and state officers have no obligation to cooperate with ICE. However, in some “red” counties, they may choose to cooperate.

If approached by ICE, NON-VIOLENTLY NON-CO-OPERATE. You have no legal or moral obligation to help them. If ICE threatens, coerces or “sweet-talks” you, without touching the agent, step back, look directly in his/her eyes and say with sincerity, not sarcasm, “May God have mercy on your soul.” If s/he persists, gently but firmly repeat, “May God have mercy on your soul.” Do not argue or try to persuade. Give him/her no reason to arrest you. If s/he exceeds his/her authority and arrests or cuffs you, contact the law in a Calif. “blue” county, if possible.

Also, record any exchange (in secret if possible) by audio or video. Write down the name and badge number of an ICE agent who accosts you or someone with you.

ICE works for hateful people in DC. We must not participate in their hate under the guise of keeping our country safe.

Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Paso Peace Community

UPDATE

1) A fundraiser has been set up for for Neofita’s children. They need to buy food and gas, pay bills, and try to keep their home. Johnny Valerio’s friend Kyle set this up. Kyle and I are in contact.   https://www.gofundme.com/Valerios

2) I spoke with Neofita from Tijuana last night – Friday. She is in a shelter for people who have been deported. She recounted a harrowing trip from Santa Maria to Tijuana.  Remember her only crime is that of being in the US without documentation. She has never committed a violent crime, or any other crime.

These include:

  1. being chained at the waist and handcuffed
  2. being told “no” when she asked to loosen the cuffs due to a recent finger surgery
  3. being called “Coyote food” by the transporting officer

Please stay active, motivated, and engaged. You can write your representatives easily by texting “Resist” to 50409

Best, Dawn

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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

SLO Co. Social Justice eNews

SLO Co. Social Justice eNews

January, 2018

In This Issue [details below]:

Sat., Jan. 6, 10-noon– Paul K. Chappell: Why World Peace Is Possible workshop, Studios on the Park Veterans’ Voices Show, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles

Mon., Jan. 8, 9 am or 4 pm–30 min. introductory call on two day intensive course  “Science and Spirit + SBNR” from The Chaplaincy Institute, an interfaith seminary and community in Berkeley. Info at admissions@ChaplaincyInstitute.org, ChaplaincyInstitute.org or 510-843-1422.

Mon., Jan. 8, 6-8pm–SLO Co. Progressives Endorsement Meeting, 75 Higuera St., Suite 110, SLO; hear from candidates, discuss, vote

Tues., Jan. 9, 5:45-7:30pm–No. Co. Progressives Regional Meeting, Atascadero Public Library, 6555 Capistrano

Sun., Jan. 14, 3 pm–People of Faith for Justice–A Commitment to Non-Violence: Remembering MLK, First Presbyterian Church, 981 March, SLO

Mon., Jan. 15th, 9-noon–Park Care, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, El Chorro Regional Park, 2990 Dairy Creek Rd., SLO

Mon, Jan. 15, 4-8 pm–Communities Together, Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Congregation Beth David, 10180 Los Osos Rd., SLO

Fri., Jan. 19–Transportation of Radioactive Wastes and Consolidated “Interim” Storage–Mothers for Peace Education Forum, SLO Co. Library, 995 Palm St., SLO

Sat. Jan. 20, noon-4–Hear Our Vote: Voices of Resistance Rally, Mission Plaza; other events at our website: https://WomensMarchSLO.com/
Sun., Jan. 21, 2-3:30 pm–Paso Peace Community: Jay Adam and Klaus Schumann of ICare, 838 St. Andrews Circle, Paso Robles
COMING in February:
Sun., Feb. 18, 2-3:30–Paso Peace Community: Ruth Ann Angus of Yes We Can! Peace Builders
Sat.-Sun., Feb. 24-25–Paul K. Chappell workshop: Communicating with people of differing views. SLO Public Library. Details TBA
+ Worthwhile Podcasts & Blogs

DETAILS

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Sat., Jan. 6, 10-noon– Paul K. Chappell: Why World Peace Is Possible workshop, Studios on the Park Veterans’ Voices Show, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles; free will offering

A West Point Graduate, Iraq war veteran and former army captain, Chappell serves as Peace Leadership Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.

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Mon., Jan. 8, 9 am or 4 pm–30 min. introductory call on two day intensive course  “Science and Spirit + SBNR” from The Chaplaincy Institute (ChI), an interfaith seminary and community in Berkeley. Info at admissions@ChaplaincyInstitute.org, ChaplaincyInstitute.org or 510-843-1422.

SBNR = Spiritual But Not Religious

Call with instructors Tom Rockwell and Katrina Leathers as they preview what’s to come in these two new and innovative intensives debuting at ChI this February.

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Sun., Jan. 14, 3 pm–People of Faith for Justice–A Commitment to Non-Violence: Remembering MLK, First Presbyterian Church, 981 March, SLO

Speakers include The Rev. Eugenia Gamble, Nipomo Community Presbyterian Church; Music by New Hope Missionary Baptist Church choir

Workshop follows, 4:15-5–Compassionate Communication and Living United presented by Rick London, CEO, United Way, SLO

Free willing offering supports Martin Luther King Scholarship Fund

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Join ECOSLO and SLO County Parks as we take care of our precious parks on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Mon., Jan. 15th, 9-noon. Volunteers will help with maintenance for saplings that were planted this past April and October, as well as planting some new trees.

Please dress in layers and wear closed-toed shoes. Bring your own gloves if possible, although we will have some available. And please bring a reusable water bottle and a snack as well.

Sign up here: http://bit.ly/2jhAQNG

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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

Fri., Jan. 19–Topics: Transportation of Radioactive Wastes and Consolidated “Interim” Storage

All presentations begin at 6:00pm
San Luis Obispo County Library, 995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA

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)

Wed., Jan. 17-Mothers 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.)

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Sat. Jan. 20, noon-4–Hear Our Vote: Voices of Resistance Rally,  Mission Plaza; other events at our website: https://WomensMarchSLO.com/
We have information on the Hear Our Vote: Voices of Resistance Rally, a Voter Registration link, an email sign up button, and more!

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Sun., Jan. 21, 2-3:30 pm–Paso Peace Community: Jay Adam and Klaus Schumann of ICare, 838 St. Andrews Circle, Paso Robles

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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Santa Lucia Sierra Club

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ACTIONS, MEDIA, SITES 

# # #

BLOGS

Paul K. Chappell Inspires: Why World Peace Is Possible

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

# # #

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. 88: Paul K. Chappell, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

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

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

Epp. 104-107: Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? Inspiration and tools for a much-less-consumer Christmas for individuals, families, congregations and groups

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

# # #

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

December, 2017

In This Issue:

+ Tuesday, December 197 pm, Vermillion, SD, Public Library, Living River Group of Sierra Club presents Glenn Pulse and Angela Jackson about the aerial spray damage to their organic farm suffered this past summer.

+ Tues., Dec. 26, 5:30–4th Tuesday NW IA Sierra Event. Holidays LeftOvers Potluck & Conversation, 2508 Jackson St, Sioux City, IA.

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

+ So Many More New Progressive Titles at the Sioux City Public Library

+ Worthwhile Podcasts & Blogs

+ Events, Actions, Media and Sites

+ More!

DETAILS

Tuesday, December 19, program of the Living River Group of Sierra Club will feature a presentation by Glenn Pulse and Angela Jackson about the aerial spray damage their organic farm suffered this past summer. As a result of this chemical trespass incident they have met with the Clay County Commission, the Vermillion City Council and State of South Dakota officials and started a discussion to improve rules and regulations governing aerial spraying and protecting organic farms. For more information see the website: http://www.righttofarmorganic.org   Angela and Glenn’s farm, Prairie Sun Organics is located just north of Vermillion and they raise poultry for meat and eggs, hogs, row crops, hay, and vegetables. The program will be presented at 7:00pm in the Vermillion Public Library.

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NW IA Sierra Club

Tues., Dec. 26–Come as early as 5:30 PM for Holidays LeftOvers Potluck and conversation. 2508 Jackson St., Sioux City, IA.

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

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

“Faith and Resistance in the Age of Trump” by Miguel A. De La Torre

“Cuz: or, the life and times of Michael A.” by Danielle Allen

“The Chickenshit Club: why the Justice Department fails to prosecute executives” by Jesse Eisinger

“How All Politics Became Reproductive Politics: from welfare reform to foreclosure to Trump” by Laura Briggs

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BLOGS

10 Tips for a Simpler, More Meaningful Christmas

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

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

Epp. 104-107: WHOSE Birthday Is It, Anyway? Inspiration and tools for a less consumer Christmas (11/1, 11/15, 12/1, 12/15)

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

December, 2017

In This Issue [details below]:

Mon., Dec. 11, 7:30 pm–Opening Doors of Interfaith Understanding: Muslim New Year, Discussion: Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity by Abraham Joshua Heschel, Nativity of Our Lady Parish, 221 Daly Ave., SLO

Tues., Dec. 12, 9 am–SLO County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Vote on the Inclusionary Housing Ordinance (IHO), 
County Administration Building, Main Level Council Chambers, 1055 Monterey St., SLO

Sun., Dec. 17, 2-3:30 pm–Paso Peace Community–no meeting this month. 

Sat., Jan. 6, 10-noon– Paul K. Chappell: Why World Peace Is Possible workshop, Studios on the Park Veterans’ Voices Show, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles

Fri., Jan. 19, 2018–Transportation of Radioactive Wastes and Consolidated “Interim” Storage–Mothers for Peace Education Forum, SLO Co. Library, 995 Palm St., SLO

Sat. Jan. 20, 2018–Hear Our Vote: Voices of Resistance Rally; other events at our website: https://womensmarchslo.com/
We have information on the Hear Our Vote: Voices of Resistance Rally, a Voter Registration link, an email sign up button, and more!
Sun., Jan. 21, 2-3:30 pm–Paso Peace Community: Eye Glasses for Peace, 838 St. Andrews Circle, Paso Robles
+ Worthwhile Podcasts & Blogs

DETAILS

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SLO County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Vote on the Inclusionary Housing Ordinance (IHO)

Tuesday, December 12
9:00am

County Administration Building
Main Level Council Chambers
1055 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo

What is the IHO? The IHO is the mechanism by which SLO county creates seed money to help Not-for-Profit developers such as Habitat for Humanity to apply for large grants and donations to underwrite construction of affordable housing.

Why is affordable housing important? SLO County is the sixth most expensive county in the USA to live in! These high costs translate into a shortage of affordable rentals for low-income people. Without affordable housing, people working at minimum wage often can’t pay their housing costs without compromising their ability to pay for other essentials.

Please show up at 8:45 am to sign up to speak to the Board of Supervisors. Or come show your support for those who speak. We’re urging the supervisors to vote to maintain the IHO, NOT repeal it!

For further information, please contact Bill Alexander at balexander1222@gmail.com

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Sun., Dec. 17, 2-3:30 pm–Paso Peace Community–no meeting

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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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

Fri., Jan. 19, 2018–Topics: Transportation of Radioactive Wastes and Consolidated “Interim” Storage

All presentations begin at 6:00pm
San Luis Obispo County Library, 995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA

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)

Wed., Dec. 20-Mothers 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.)

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Sat., Jan. 6, 10-noon– Paul K. Chappell: Why World Peace Is Possible workshop, Studios on the Park Veterans’ Voices Show, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles; free will offering

A West Point Graduate, Iraq war veteran and former army captain, Chappell serves as Peace Leadership Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.

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Women’s March – many activities!

Visit and share on FB & http://www.WomensMarchSLO.com

Also 1st hand accounts + pics at http://www.casajubileo.org/usa-blog

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Santa Lucia Sierra Club

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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. 87: Enrique Morones of Border Angels: Advocate for Migrants, Immigrants, and Keeping Borders Humane

Ep. 88: Paul K. Chappell, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

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

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

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. 103: Kathy McGinnis, The Peace & Justice Institute

Epp. 104-107: Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? Inspiration and tools for a much-less-consumer Christmas for individuals, families, congregations and groups

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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Siouxland Social Justice eNews

Siouxland Social Justice eNews

November, 2017

In This Issue:

+ Tues., Nov. 14, 7 pm–“Climate Change, Agriculture, and Religion,” Mark Seeley, University of Minnesota Climatologist. All Campus Lecture, UPS Auditorium, Lincoln Center, Morningside College, Sioux City. Free and Open to the Public [Details at bottom]

+ Tues., Nov. 21, 7 pm, Vermillion Public Library–showing and discussion of the film “UPRIVER.” Sponsored by Living River Group of SD Sierra Club. Public welcome. [Details at bottom]

+ Tues., Nov. 28, 6:30-8pm–4th Tuesday NW IA Sierra Event. Please bring your kids along to share in a special “4th Tuesdays” talking circle. “Explore, Enjoy and Protect the Planet” What does this phrase mean for you? As we reflect on the celebration of Thanksgiving, let’s share our thoughts and stories of nature. Come as early as 5:30 PM for potluck and conversation. 2508 Jackson St, Sioux City, IA.

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

+ So Many More New Progressive Titles at the Sioux City Public Library

+ Worthwhile Podcasts & Blogs

+ Events, Actions, Media and Sites

+ More!

DETAILS

NW IA Sierra Club

On November 28, at 6:30 PM, please bring your kids along to share in a special “4th Tuesdays” talking circle. “Explore, Enjoy and Protect the Planet”-What does this phrase mean for you? As we reflect on the celebration of Thanksgiving, let’s share our thoughts and stories of nature. Come as early as 5:30 PM for potluck and conversation. 2508 Jackson St, Sioux City, IA.

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

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 Mother of All Questions” by Rebecca Solnit

“Big Chicken: the incredible story of how antibiotics created modern agriculture and changed the way the world eats” by Maryn McKenna

“Addicted to Reform: a 12-step program to rescue public education” by John Merrow

“Making Sense of the Alt-Right” by George Hawley

“The Climate Swerve: reflections on mind, hope, and survival” by Robert Jay Lifton

“A Bigger Table: building messy, authentic, and hopeful spiritual community” by John Pavlovitz

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BLOGS

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. 87: Enrique Morones and the Border Angels: Advocate for Migrants, Immigrants, and Keeping Borders Humane

Ep. 88: Distinguishing Violence from Aggression in Living & Teaching Nonviolence

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

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. 102: Meghann Jarchow of the Sustainability Program at Univ. of So. Dakota (10/1)

Ep. 103: Kathy McGinnis of The Peace & Justice Institute (10/15)

Epp. 104-107: WHOSE Birthday Is It, Anyway? Inspiration and tools for a less consumer Christmas (11/1, 11/15, 12/1, 12/15)

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 

All events are free and held at DPNC unless otherwise noted.

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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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EVENT DETAILS

“Climate Change, Agriculture, and Religion”
Mark Seeley, University of Minnesota Climatologist

All Campus Lecture

7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14, 2017
UPS Auditorium, Lincoln Center

Free and Open to the Public

In conjunction with our Science and Religion course, Jim Stroh and I bring Mark Seeley to our campus for a public lecture, and hope you will join us. Mark Seeley represents an interesting combination of interests. He is Minnesota’s best-known climatologist, with weekly segments on statewide Minnesota Public Radio, documentaries, books, and innumerable speaking events. He is a household name not only in the Twin Cities, but has earned great credibility in rural Minnesota because of his responsibilities with county extension, speaking regularly to farmers about the impact of climate change, and receiving significant awards from agricultural organizations. In addition, he recently co-chaired a session on “Faith-based Responses to Climate Change” at the National Adaptation Forum held in May, bringing Jewish, Christian, and Muslim representatives together with climatologists and meteorologists. His talk will combine these various interests and, by the way, will include some data specific to Iowa.

Please help us spread the word, and feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Dr. Bruce David Forbes, Professor of Religious Studies, Morningside College

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UPRIVER is a ‘watershed film’ that explores one of the Nation’s most active river conservation movements within Oregon’s Willamette River system. The film focuses on people from all walks of life who are coming together to revive the health of this large river and the life it supports. While the movie is about the Willamette River, many of the issues and responses to the issues can be applied to our own beloved Missouri. You may see a trailer for the movie at this site: https://vimeo.com/137996609

The public is invited to this event.

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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.

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SLO Co. Social Justice eNews BONUS

SLO Co. Social Justice eNews BONUS

Mid-Nov., 2017

In This Issue [details below]:

Thur., Nov. 16, 7 pm–John Dear lecture, St. Timothy Church Hall, 962 Piney Way, Morro Bay, by Yes We Can Peacebuilders/Campaign Nonviolence/Nonviolent Cities Project of Morro Bay.  John is one of the Directors of Pace e Bene/Campaign Nonviolence and an international speaker, author & activist. Plus musical guests Stereo Chicken.

Fri. Nov. 17, noon–People of Faith for Justice Brown Bag Lunch, Stephens Episcopal Church at 1344 Nipomo Street, SLO. Informal talk by John Dear sponsored by Yes We Can Peacebuilders. For more info, contact Ruth Ann Angus at yeswecanpeacebuilders1@gmail.com or 805/771-9565. Attendees should bring their lunch. Drinks provided.

Fri., Nov. 17, 7-9:30 pm–Social Justice Movie Night: “13th,” award-winning documentary. Discussion, refreshments follow. Free. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 2201 Lawton Ave., SLO. Info: 805-270-3727

Sun., Nov. 19, 2-3:30 pm–Paso Peace Community presents Gay Howard of Quaker Non-Violence Action Campaigns, 838 St. Andrew Ct., Paso Robles

Mon., Dec. 11, 7:30 pm–Opening Doors of Interfaith Understanding, details to come

Sat., Jan. 6, 10-noon– Paul K. Chappell: Why World Peace Is Possible workshop, Studios on the Park Veterans’ Voices Show, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles

Fri., Jan. 19, 2018–Transportation of Radioactive Wastes and Consolidated “Interim” Storage–Mothers for Peace Education Forum

+ Worthwhile Podcasts & Blogs

DETAILS

John Dear Events

The Stereo Chickens are going to open the evening and do a couple of songs they wrote based on social justice. It’s a surprise for John who once wanted to be a Rock and Roll star. They play at 7 Pm for 15 minutes and then John speaks. Please arrive by 7! [More at bottom]

John is also going to do the People of Faith for Justice Brown Bag Lunch on Friday at Noon at St. Stephens Episcopal Church at 1344 Nipomo Street in San Luis Obispo. This informal talk is also sponsored by Yes We Can Peacebuilders. More info at yeswecanpeacebuilders1@gmail.com or call 771-9565. Attendees should bring their lunch. Drinks will be provided.

Working for Peace-Practicing Nonviolence

By Ruth Ann Angus

International lecturer and long-time peace activist John Dear comes to Morro Bay on November 16th by Yes We Can Peacebuilders to give a lecture on peace and nonviolence at St. Timothy Church Hall at 7 P.M. The public is invited to attend this free lecture and donations are welcome to further the work for a peaceful world.

Dear will reflect on the world of violence and the alternative of nonviolence as embodied by Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. He is an internationally known voice for peace and nonviolence who for thirty-five years has traveled the world teaching, lecturing, organizing and practicing nonviolence in the pursuit of a more peaceful world.

Dear served for years as Director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the largest interfaith peace organization in the United States. He was Red Cross Coordinator of Chaplains at the Family Assistance Center after the September 11th attack. Dear has traveled the war zones of the world, including Iraq, Afghanistan, India and Colombia, lived and worked in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Northern Ireland, worked in homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and community centers, and been arrested over 80 times in acts of civil disobedience in the name of peace and nonviolence. He spent nearly a year of his life in federal prison for a Plowshares disarmament action, and in the 1990s arranged for Mother Teresa to speak to various United States governors to stop the death penalty.

Dear has been nominated several times for the Nobel Peace Prize and once by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who says of him: “John Dear is the embodiment of a peacemaker. He has led by example through his actions and his writings and numerous sermons, speeches, and demonstrations. He believes peace is not something static, but rather to make peace is to be engaged, mind, body, and spirit. His teaching is to love yourself, to love your neighbor, your enemy, and to love the world and to understand the profound responsibility in doing all of these. He is a man who has the courage of his convictions and who speaks out and acts against war, the manufacture of weapons, and any situation where a human being might be at risk through violence.”

His 35 books, including The Beatitudes of Peace, Living Peace, The Nonviolent Life, The God of Peace, Disarming the Heart, Peace Behind Bars, Our God is Nonviolent, The Sound of Listening, Seeds of Nonviolence, Walking the Way, and his autobiography, A Persistent Peace, have been translated into 10 languages. His forthcoming book is They Will Inherit the Earth, addressing the issue of climate change and how its violence is affecting peace on Earth.

Dear has also been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Sun, National Public Radio’s “All things Considered” and elsewhere. For many years he wrote a weekly blog for the National Catholic Reporter, and is featured regularly on the national radio show, “Democracy Now!”

Dear helped organize the April 2015 Vatican Conference on Nonviolence in Rome, and helped draft Pope Francis’ January 1, 2017 World Day of Peace message, the first statement of nonviolence in the history of the Catholic Church.

John Dear is on the staff of Pace e Bene and www.campaignnonviolence.org. A co-founder of Campaign Nonviolence and Director of the Nonviolent Cities Project, every September he helps organize a national week of action with over 1000 nonviolent demonstrations against poverty, war, racism, and environmental destruction, across the United States. A former Jesuit, he is now a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Monterey, California and lives in New Mexico. See www.johndear.org .

“Our task, in these dark times, is simple: to speak the truth, resist war and injustice, practice nonviolence, walk with the poor, love everyone, say our prayers, and uphold the vision of a new world without war, racism, poverty, or nuclear weapons. We are called to follow the nonviolent Jesus on the road to peace. If we can be faithful to the God of peace and the Way of nonviolence, we will be greatly blessed.” -John Dear

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Sun., Nov. 19, 2-3:30 pm–Paso Peace Community presents Gay Howard of Quaker Non-Violence Action Campaigns, 838 St. Andrew Ct., Paso Robles

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

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

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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

Fri., Jan. 19, 2018–Topics: Transportation of Radioactive Wastes and Consolidated “Interim” Storage

All presentations begin at 6:00pm
San Luis Obispo County Library, 995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA

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)

Wed., Nov. 18-Mothers 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.)

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Sat., Jan. 6, 10-noon– Paul K. Chappell: Why World Peace Is Possible workshop, Studios on the Park Veterans’ Voices Show, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles

A West Point Graduate, Iraq war veteran and former army captain, Chappell serves as Peace Leadership Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.

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Women’s March – many activities!

Visit and share on FB & http://www.WomensMarchSLO.com

Also 1st hand accounts + pics at http://www.casajubileo.org/usa-blog

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Santa Lucia Sierra Club

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ACTIONS, MEDIA, SITES 

# # #

BLOGS

OneEarth Book Party Invite: 3 Authors and Their New Books

Paul K. Chappell Inspires: Why World Peace Is Possible

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

Tolerate the Heat in Paso

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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. 85: Actions for a Better World in a Time of Climate Change and U.S. Extremism (7/1)

Ep. 86: Walter Brueggemann on the Primal Power of Money & Possessions, part 2 (8/1)

Ep. 87: Enrique Morones of Border Angels: Advocate for Migrants, Immigrants, and Keeping Borders Humane (9/1)

Ep. 88: Paul K. Chappell, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

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

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. 101: Paul K. Chappell, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

Ep. 102: Meghan Jarchow, coordinator of the Sustainability Program at Univ. So. Dakota

Ep. 103: Kathy McGinnis, The Peace & Justice Institute

Epp. 104-107: Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? Inspiration and tools for a much-less-consumer Christmas

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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*Local Stereo Chicken fans will be pleased to hear that this great band will open the John Dear lecture on Peace, Justice and Nonviolence on Thursday, November 16th at 7pm. Morro Bay can be proud that Stereo Chickens, who often play at the Wine Seller on the Embarcadero, originated right here and their playing and singing fame has made them popular to fans both nationally and internationally. Morro Bay residents Ken Mc Means on guitar and vocals, Tom Walters on mandolin and vocals, and Cynthia Ford on down-to-earth vocals will entertain with their selection of songs on social justice.

“Peace, Justice and Nonviolence in Our Present Day” is presented by Yes We Can Peacebuilders and sponsored by the Women’s Guild of Saint Timothy Church, 962 Piney Way, Morro Bay, Ca.

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