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Siouxland Social Justice eNews–Pre-Election Alert!

Siouxland Social Justice eNews

9/15/18

In This Issue:

Pre-Election Alert!

Events

New Progressive Titles at Sioux City Public Library

Blogs and Podcasts

More!

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Pre-Election Alert!

If you vote for any Republicans in Nov., you are voting for profits over people and the planet. Republicans are the party of Trump. They work for the 1%—the rich, not for the rest of us. They have proven themselves to be anti-worker and anti-woman.

Most candidates are hiding their party affiliation — on the yard signs, even their campaign literature. Don’t be fooled!

You are putting present and future generations at risk if you vote Republican—for national, state and county elections.

Do NOT vote for

Kim Reynolds for Governor

Steve King for US Congress

Jacob Bossman and Bob Henderson for Iowa House

Jim Carlin and Rick Bertrand for Iowa Senate

Matthew Ung and Jeremy Taylor for Co. Supervisor

DO vote for

Fred Hubbell for Governor

JD Scholten for US Congress

Chris Hall (Dist. 13), Tim Kacena (Dist. 14) and Rita DeJong (Dits. 6) for Iowa House

David Dawson and Jackie Smith for Iowa Senate

Flora Lee and Carter Smith for Co. Supervisor

Full disclosure, I am a member of the Green Party. The Greens have no candidates running in Woodbury Co., so your best option is to vote Democratic.

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Sat., 9/22/18, 10:30 AM–First Day Hikes- Fall Hike at Stone Park. Meet at the parking lot across from the ranger station to enjoy a casual hike. Check to see if a state park near you is offering a hike this day. more details»

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Tues., 9/25, 6:40 PM. The Progress and Promise of Briar Cliff’s Center for Prairie Studies –
Brian T. Hazlett, Professor of Biology, Briar Cliff University

Description:   In 2009, Briar Cliff University inaugurated its Center for Prairie Studies with the assistance of the Gilchrist Foundation, the Loess Hills Alliance, and the Woodbury County Conservation Foundation.  After nearly ten years, how has the Center fulfilled its goals to 1) promote a sense of place and 2) function as a catalyst for prairie preservation?  What else is planned to enhance the prairie identity of BCU?  Hear those answers and more at the next “4th Tuesdays”‘ meeting. Hosted by Northwest Iowa Group of Sierra Club. 712.986.6210

6:30-8pm–“4th Tuesdays” all community program/discussion, 2508 Jackson St, Sioux City, IA.

Come as early as 5:15 PM to enjoy a potluck and conversation in the church basement. In the case of inclement weather, the program will move inside.

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Thur., 9/27/18, 2-7 pm–Seed ‘n Feed at Prairie Hills in Plymouth County, 15384 No. Ridge Rd, Westfield, IA. Bill and Dotty Zales are hosting their annual Seed ‘n Feed. This IPN REGION ONE IPHW activity has been scheduled two weeks after IPHW in order to have a better harvest – to collect more seed! Also, it is part of the Loess Hills and Heritage Week being celebrated this week. RAIN DATE is the next day. 2:00 pm seed collecting party, with a light dinner for the seed harvesters at 5:30 pm. Bring clippers, garden gloves, and water. RSVP to 712.540.0952. RAIN DATE: Fri., 9/28 – Please call to confirm if in doubt about whether the rain date will be needed. Dotty Zales is an IPN Region One Rep. more details»

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Thur., 10/4/18–Rudy & Flora Lee Celebrating Community Project dedication  4pm, at the MLK Transportation Center. I hope you, your friends and colleagues will come celebrate our project, one that celebrates equality and justice and honors 13 local leaders who worked in the trenches for marginalized people in Siouxland–Mark Avery

+ New Progressive Titles at the Sioux City Public Library

+ Worthwhile Podcasts & Blogs

+ Events, Actions, Media and Sites

+ More!

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NEW Progressive Titles at the Sioux City Public Library

9/15

“Lyme: the first epidemic of climate change” by Mary Beth Pfeiffer

“American Values: lessons I learned from my family” by Robert Kennedy

“American Islamophobia: understanding the roots and rise of fear” by Khaled A. Beydoun

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Worthwhile Podcasts

SimpleLivingWorks.org

NEW SERIES–Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? This year we begin our non-consumer Christmas early. Episodes 9/15, 10/15, 11/15, 12/15.

Grace Gyori, from Christian imperialism to liberation for all–a missionary’s journey

John Dear on Peace & NonViolence, part 1  // Part 2–Activist and author, most recently “They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and NonViolence in a Time of Climate Change”

Bill Ryerson (part 1) of Population Media Center on Crises Caused by Exploding Population;  part 2: Reducing Population with Methods That Work

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

Fallon Forum with Ed Fallon

BLOGS

Options for Curbing the Two Primary Drivers of the Climate Crisis: Overpopulation and Overconsumption

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

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, visit:  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/

Sign up as a Friend of Prairie Fire. Visit www.prairiefirenewspaper.com  or find them on Facebook and Twitter. 

Listen to “Living on Earth” Sun., 10 am 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)

DETAILS

NW IA Sierra Club–Every 4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8pm, Northwest Iowa Group Sierra Club hosts a presentation and discussion, First Unitarian Church, 2508 Jackson St., Sioux City. 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

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

9/1/18

In This Issue [details below]:

Sat., 9/1 & 29, 1-1:30pm — Join Ruth Ann Angus on the first Saturday (and the fifth Saturday, 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.CentralCoastRadio.ORG.

Thur., 9/6, 1-2 pm–Central Coast Voices on KCBX, Central Coast Public Radio: discussion of peace events and nonviolence, etc. with Ruth Ann Angus and other guests.
ALL MONTH–Do Not Let Your Heart Be Troubled: Listening for God in Mental Illness. Bethel Lutheran, 295 Old Co. Rd., Templeton, Considers Mental Health
Sundays, 9:30-11:45 am

Sept. 9: In Our Voice–National Alliance for Mental Illness
Sept. 16: Community and Resilience–Transitions Mental Health Association
Sept. 23: A Reflection on Suicide–Film, Preaching, and Parker Palmer (on audio)
Sept. 30: Self-Care and God Talk–Local Therapists Speak
Six Mondays, beginning 9/10, 7 pm: Book Study–“Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation” by Parker J. Palmer
Wed., 9/26–Film Night,  doors open at 6:30, at Keast Ranch Theatre–“Silver Linings Playbook” (rated R). Limited seating, call for free reservation and directions.

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Friday, 9/14, 8-4–Paul K. Chappell will keynote at Peace Is Possible conference, Paso Robles. Sponsored by Paso Rotary Sunrise, La Quinta Inn, 2615 Buena Vista Dr., Paso Robles. Purchase tickets at  https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3524738.

Sat., 9/15, 8:30-2–SLO Co. Human Trafficking Summit: Keeping Kids Safe from Predators, Morro Bay Community Center, $15 includes lunch. Register at SLOAgainstHumanTrafficking.eventbrite.com

9/15-23–International Peace Week: Pace e bene Campaign Non-Violence Week of Actions

Thur., 9/20, 5:30pm–People of Faith for Justice Celebrates International Peace Day and Campaign Nonviolence Peace Week

THE RIGHT TO PEACE–The United Nations’ Theme for 2018

United Church of Christ Congregational, 11245 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, CA

Speakers will answer the question, “What Does the Right to Peace Mean to You?” Speakers include Peace Activist-Patricia Rodgers Gordon; Coordinator of Youth for Human Rights-Debbie Cregan; Dara Stepanek and Michael Mazzella of The Peace Academy of Sciences and Arts; Beberly De Leon from Guatemala and Youth Representatives, Garrett and Skylar Ferguson. Music by the Peace Choir.

For information contact yeswecanpeacebuilders1@gmail.com Ruth Angus See https://www.facebook.com/peopleoffaithforjustice/

Sept. 21–International Day of Peace (UN)

Receive the Informative SLO Co. eNewsletter “RESIST 45 GRASSROOTS ACTION CALENDAR.” Send your email address to: John Lamb ind.rrtslo@gmail.com, Indivisible: Rapid Response Team SLO Coordinator, SLO Grassroots Action Coalition Facilitator

COMING

Sat., 10/6, 1-1:30pm — Join Ruth Ann Angus on the first Saturday (and the fifth Saturday, 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.CentralCoastRadio.ORG.
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Mon., 10/8, Opening Doors of Interfaith Understanding, 7:30 PM
Mosque of Nasreen, 1136 Walnut St., SLO. Reading: Sacred Ground by Eboo Patel; Reviewer: Rev. Lori Adoff
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ADDITION

Sat., 10/13/18

The Mothers of Fukushima Speak

San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace will present a documentary film about the heroic efforts of the mothers of Fukushima to care for their children who have been exposed to high levels of radiation ever since the Fukushima disaster of March, 2011. Michiko Kato, an evacuee mother from Fukushima, will be present to engage in discussion after the film showing.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Luis Obispo

2201 Lawton Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA

Doors open 6:30 p.m., film showing at 7:00 p.m.

Donations requested to help cover the costs of the rights to show the film & rental of the facilities.

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Sun., 10/21, 2-3:30–Paso Peace Community. NEW SITE: Oak Creek Commons great house common room, a co-housing community located at 635 Nicklaus St., Paso Robles. The main entrance is opposite Butler Elementary School. Time remains 2-3:30 pm.

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NOTE: Additions and changes must be reported within one week of publication.

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Mothers for Peace

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Santa Lucia Sierra Club

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https://WomensMarchSLO.com/

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ACTIONS, MEDIA, SITES 

# # #

BLOGS & PODCASTS

The OneEarth Project

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

# # #

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

If you heard or missed Abby Martin, host of Empire Files, when she spoke at Cal Poly recently on “Corporate Media and U.S. Empire,” hear her talk as a podcast on Alternative Radio at https://www.alternativeradio.org/collections/latest-programs/products/mart001. She’s stunning!

Simpler OneEarth Living, co-production of Simple Living Works! and Jubilee OneEarth Economics.

6/15–Bill Ryerson of the Population Institute, part 1, on Crises Caused by Exploding Population

7/1–Bill Ryerson of Population Media Center, part 2, on Reducing Population Using Methods That Work

7/15 & 8/1–Activist, author John Dear two-part series on peace and nonviolence

8/15–Grace Gyori: Moving from Christian Imperialism to Liberation or All–A Missionary’s Journey

9/1–Jay Moses: How a Local Church Invites in Multiple Faiths to Influence One Another

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

8/15/18

In This Issue: (details below)

Sat., 8/19-“Reinventing Power: America’s Renewable Energy Boom” film and discussion

2-4 PM, Sioux City Public Museum, 607 4th St., Sioux City
Hosted by Northwest Iowa Group Sierra Club–free and open to the community.
This 50-minute film takes us across the country to hear directly from people who make a clean energy future achievable. These individuals work to rebuild what’s broken, rethink what’s possible, and revitalize communities. These stories prove that we need not choose between keeping the lights on and protecting our communities. Reinventing Power underscores the idea that a clean environment and jobs go hand in hand. Supporting a clean energy future means a better, more prosperous future for everyone. You will meet people in eight states whose lives were changed by the renewable energy industry and will explore various aspects of the clean energy industry from innovation to installation.
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Sun., 8/26, 2pmMonarchs! Adams Homestead & Nature Preserve, North Sioux City, SD

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Tues., 8/28–Celebrating Creation with Plant Nations of Yankton Sioux Tribe  Hosted by Northwest Iowa Group of Sierra Club

6:30-8pm–“4th Tuesdays” all community program/discussion, 2508 Jackson St, Sioux City, IA.

Our guest, Michael Wanbdi Gdeski (Spotted Eagle) O’Connor, is a Tribal member of the Ihanktonwan Nakota (Yankton Sioux ).

Plants are a part of the Native American culture. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the outdoor discussion to learn the deep connection with plant relatives.

Come as early as 5:15 PM to enjoy a potluck and conversation in the church basement. In the case of inclement weather, the program will move inside.

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Veg Out! Cooking & Dinner with Local Produce

Mon., 9/10, 6:30-8:30 pm

Flavors of Northwest Iowa

4728 Southern Hills Dr, Sioux City, Iowa 51106

Tickets: http://www.extension.iastate.edu

+ New Progressive Titles at the Sioux City Public Library

+ Worthwhile Podcasts & Blogs

+ Events, Actions, Media and Sites

+ More!

DETAILS

NW IA Sierra Club–Every 4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8pm, Northwest Iowa Group Sierra Club hosts a presentation and discussion, First Unitarian Church, 2508 Jackson St., Sioux City. 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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NEW Progressive Titles at the Sioux City Public Library

“What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and our unfinished conversation about race in America” by Michael Eric Dyson

“Tailspin: The People and Events Behind the 50-Year Fall of America, and the People Who Can Reverse It” by Steven Brill [recommended by Bob Fritzmeier]

“Lies My Teacher Told Me: everything your American history textbook got wrong” by James W. Loewen

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Worthwhile Podcasts

SimpleLivingWorks.org

LATEST! Grace Gyori, from imperialism to liberation–a missionary’s journey

John Dear on Peace & NonViolence, part 1  // Part 2–Activist and author, most recently “They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and NonViolence in a Time of Climate Change”

Bill Ryerson (part 1) of Population Media Center on Crises Caused by Exploding Population;  part 2: Reducing Population with Methods That Work

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

Fallon Forum with Ed Fallon

BLOGS

Options for Curbing the Two Primary Drivers of the Climate Crisis: Overpopulation and Overconsumption

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

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–August

SLO Co. Social Justice eNews

August, 2018

In This Issue [details below]:

Sat., Aug. 4, 1-1:30pm — Join Ruth Ann Angus on the first Saturday (and the fifth Saturday, 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.CentralCoastRadio.ORG.

DATE CORRECTION–Mon., Aug. 13–Opening Doors of Interfaith Understanding, 7:30pm, 1st Presbyterian Church, 981 Marsh St. at Morro, SLO.. Reading: “The Sunflower” by Simon Wiesenthal
Sun., Aug. 19, 2-3:30–Paso Peace Community. NEW SITE: Oak Creek Commons great house common room, a co-housing community located at 635 Nicklaus St., Paso Robles. The main entrance is opposite Butler Elementary School. Time remains 2-3:30 pm.
Paul Fairchild will introduce the idea of the worker cooperative in business — how the cooperative work reduces poverty and crime and promotes equality, prosperity, and less fear. Sufficiently spread such an economic and social environment would help maintain peace. Plus time for questions and discussion.

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Mondays, 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.

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COMING

Sat., Sept. 1 & 29, 1-1:30pm — Join Ruth Ann Angus on the first Saturday (and the fifth Saturday, 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.CentralCoastRadio.ORG.

Thur., Sept. 6, 1-2 pm–Central Coast Voices on KCBX, Central Coast Public Radio: discussion of peace events and nonviolence, etc. with Ruth Ann Angus and other guests.

Friday, Sept. 14, 8-4–Paul K. Chappell will keynote at Peace Is Possible conference, Paso Robles

Sat., Sept. 15, 8:30-2–SLO Co. Human Trafficking Summit: Keeping Kids Safe from Predators, Morro Bay Community Center, $15 includes lunch. Register at SLOAgainstHumanTrafficking.eventbrite.com

Sept. 15-23–International Peace Week: Pace e bene Campaign Non-Violence Week of Actions

Sept. 21–International Day of Peace (UN)

+ Worthwhile Podcasts & Blogs

Receive the Informative SLO Co. eNewsletter “RESIST 45 GRASSROOTS ACTION CALENDAR.” Send your email address to: John Lamb ind.rrtslo@gmail.com, Indivisible: Rapid Response Team SLO Coordinator, SLO Grassroots Action Coalition Facilitator

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NOTE: Additions and changes must be reported within one week of publication.

DETAILS

Paso Peace Community
NOTE: Our new meeting site is Oak Creek Commons Community great house common room, 635 Nicklaus St. The main entrance is opposite Pat Butler Elementary School. Time remains 2-3:30 pm. All welcome!
Sunday, August 19, Paul Fairchild will introduce the idea of the worker cooperative in business — how cooperative work reduces poverty and crime and promotes equality, prosperity, and less fear. Sufficiently spread such an economic and social environment would help maintain peace.

 

We hope to have a dialog with youth and young adults at the meeting Sun., Oct. 21. Suggestions welcome.

Friday, Sept. 14, Paso Rotary Sunrise is holding a daylong conference “Peace Is Possible,” which will probably replace PPC’s regular monthly meeting. The conference will take place at the La Quinta Inn, 2615 Buena Vista Drive, Paso Robles, 8am-4pm. Purchase tickets at  https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3524738.

 

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Mondays–Engage Study Course, Morro Bay. On break in June, resumes July-Aug. 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 Ave., Morro Bay, 6pm, fee $10 per session. Engage is meant for a small group of 8 to 12 people. Ruth Ann Angus is a trained facilitator for this course. The study course can also be done as a fundraiser for a group if that is of interest.
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Mothers for Peace

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Santa Lucia Sierra Club

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https://WomensMarchSLO.com/

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ACTIONS, MEDIA, SITES 

# # #

BLOGS

The OneEarth Project

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

# # #

WORTHWHILE PODCASTS

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

If you heard or missed Abby Martin, host of Empire Files, when she spoke at Cal Poly recently on “Corporate Media and U.S. Empire,” hear her talk as a podcast on Alternative Radio at https://www.alternativeradio.org/collections/latest-programs/products/mart001. She’s stunning!

Simpler OneEarth Living, co-production of Simple Living Works! and Jubilee OneEarth Economics.

June 15–Bill Ryerson of the Population Institute, part 1, on Crises Caused by Exploding Population

July 1–Bill Ryerson of Population Media Center, part 2, on Reducing Population Using Methods That Work

July 15 & Aug. 1–Activist, author John Dear two-part series on peace and nonviolence

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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Siouxland Social Justice eNews–July

Siouxland Social Justice eNews

July, 2018

In This Issue: (details below)

Friday, July 20, at 6:00 pm–The July Program of the Sierra Club Living River Group will be held at a special time, in the Vermillion Public Library.  
Author Jennifer Pharr Davis speaking on the topic: The Pursuit of Endurance, Harnessing the Record Breaking Power of Strength and Endurance.  Jennifer is a long-distance hiker, author, speaker, and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year.

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Tues., July 24–Wild Edible Plants, presented by Dawn Snyder, NW IA Sierra Club, 6:30-8pm–“4th Tuesdays” all community program/discussion, 2508 Jackson St, Sioux City, IA. Come as early as 5:30 PM for potluck and conversation.

 COMING

Sun., Aug. 26, 2pmMonarchs! Adams Homestead & Nature Preserve, North Sioux City, SD

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+ New Progressive Titles at the Sioux City Public Library

+ Worthwhile Podcasts & Blogs

+ Events, Actions, Media and Sites

+ More!

DETAILS

Wed., July 18 & 25, 1-4 pm, NW IA Sierra Club Urban Family Outreach team will present a two-part “Why Clean Water” interactive educational program at girls, inc. in Sioux City. Call 712.986.6210 for more information.

Fri., July 20, 10:30 am-12 noon: NW IA Sierra Club Urban Family Outreach team will present a “Why Clean Water” interactive educational program at the Boys and Girls Club of Sioux City. Call 712.986.6210 for more information.

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The July Program of the Living River Group will be held at a special time, Friday, July 20, at 6:00 pm in the Vermillion Public Library.  
 
Living River Group and the Vermillion Public Library will co-host author Jennifer Pharr Davis speaking on the topic: The Pursuit of Endurance, Harnessing the Record Breaking Power of Strength and Endurance. 

Jennifer is a long-distance hiker, author, speaker, and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. She has covered over 12,000 miles of long distance trails on six different continents. In 2011 she claimed the overall (male or female) FKT (fastest known time) on the Appalachian Trail.

Jennifer will be sharing slides and stories, answering questions, and reading excerpts from her new book The Pursuit of Endurance. She will also be selling and signing books after the program.

This program is sponsored by the Vermillion Public Library along with the South Dakota Sierra Club.

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

July 24: Wild Edible Plants, presented by Dawn Snyder 

Dawn Snyder will share information about wild edible plants and foraging. She will provide some examples of common plants in the region that are easily identifiable and edible. Learn about foraging basics including plant identification, how to prepare the plant, safety, conservation and more. Snyder is the Education Program Director of the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center in Sioux City and wild berries are some of her favorite edible plants.

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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Friday, July 27, 6:30 pm: “Owls,”  presented by naturalist, Brianna Martens, and hosted by the Friend of  Stone Park. Learn about the amazing adaptations and unique qualities of these nocturnal creatures. Meet at Pammel Shelter in Stone Park, Sioux City, IA.. Free and open to the public.
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Sunday, July 29, 10 am: NW IA Sierra Club member, Janice Kooiker, will lead a discussion around the book “40 Chances” during the First Unitarian Church weekly summer forum sessions. All are welcome to attend. 2508 Jackson St. Sioux City, IA. Call 712.986.6210 for more details.

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NEW Progressive Titles at the Sioux City Public Library

“Inside Iran: the real history and politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran” by Medea Benjamin

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

“Democracy in Chains: the deep history of the radical right’s stealth plan for America” by Nancy MacLean

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Worthwhile Podcasts

SimpleLivingWorks.org

LATEST! Ep. 114–John Dear on Peace & NonViolence, part 1. Activist and author, most recently “They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and NonViolence in a Time of Climate Change”

Ep. 113–Bill Ryerson (part 1) of Population Media Center on Crises Caused by Exploding Population;  part 2: Reducing Population with Methods That Work

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

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

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

Fallon Forum with Ed Fallon

BLOGS

Options for Curbing the Two Primary Drivers of the Climate Crisis: Overpopulation and Overconsumption

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

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

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SLO Co. Social Justice eNews–July

SLO Co. Social Justice eNews

July, 2018

In This Issue [details below]:

Sat., July 7, 1-1:30pm — Join Ruth Ann Angus on the first Saturday 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.CentralCoastRadio.ORG.

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Sun., July 15, 2-3:30–Paso Peace Community,  NEW SITE: Oak Creek Commons great house common room, a co-housing community located at 635 Nicklaus St., Paso Robles. The main entrance is opposite Butler Elementary School. Gerald “Jerry” Iversen will talk about the connections between voluntary simplicity, overpopulation and overconsumption, and peace and nonviolence, with time for questions and discussion.

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Mondays, 6pm–Engage Study Course, a 12-session study program for learning, practicing, and experimenting with the power of creative nonviolence to transform our lives. On break in June, resumes July-Aug. First Christian Church, 2050 Ironwood Ave., Morro Bay. Ruth Ann Angus, Morro Bay: 805/771-9565.

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COMING

Sat., Aug. 4, 1-1:30pm — Join Ruth Ann Angus on the first Saturday 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.CentralCoastRadio.ORG.

DATE CORRECTION–Mon., Aug. 13–Opening Doors of Interfaith Understanding, 7:30pm, 1st Presbyterian Church, 981 Marsh St. (Marsh & Morro), SLO
Sun., Aug. 19, 2-3:30–Paso Peace Community. NEW SITE: Oak Creek Commons great house common room, a co-housing community located at 635 Nicklaus St., Paso Robles. The main entrance is opposite Butler Elementary School. Time remains 2-3:30 pm.
Paul Fairchild will introduce the idea of the worker cooperative in business — how the cooperative work reduces poverty and crime and promotes equality, prosperity, and less fear. Sufficiently spread such an economic and social environment would help maintain peace.

Friday, Sept. 14, 8-4–Paul K. Chappell will keynote at Peace Is Possible conference, Paso Robles

Sept. 15-23–International Peace Week: Pace e bene Campaign Non-Violence Week of Actions

Sept. 21–International Day of Peace (UN)

+ Worthwhile Podcasts & Blogs

NOTE: Additions and changes must be reported within one week of publication.

DETAILS

CORRECTIONS–Mon., Aug. 13–Opening Doors of Interfaith Understanding, 7:30 pm, 1st Presbyterian Church, 981 Marsh St. (Marsh & Morro), SLO. Reading for Aug. Meeting: “The Sunflower” by Simon Wiesenthal

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  • Coming Paso Peace Community Meetings
  • NOTE: Our new meeting site is Oak Creek Commons Community great house common room, 635 Nicklaus St. The main entrance is opposite Pat Butler Elementary School. Time remains 2-3:30 pm. All welcome!
  • Sunday, July 15, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen will talk about the connections between voluntary simplicity, overpopulation and overconsumption, and peace and nonviolence, with time for questions and discussion. Jerry has spoken about simple living in over 40 states.
  • Sunday, August 19, Paul Fairchild will introduce the idea of the worker cooperative in business — how cooperative work reduces poverty and crime and promotes equality, prosperity, and less fear. Sufficiently spread such an economic and social environment would help maintain peace.
  • Friday, Sept. 14, Paso Rotary Sunrise is holding a daylong conference “Peace Is Possible,” which will probably replace PPC’s regular monthly meeting. The conference will take place at the La Quinta Inn, 2615 Buena Vista Drive, Paso Robles, 8am-4pm. Purchase tickets at  https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3524738.
  • We hope to have a dialog with youth and young adults at the meeting Sun., Oct. 21. Suggestions welcome.

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Mondays–Engage Study Course, Morro Bay. On break in June, resumes July-Aug. 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 Ave., Morro Bay, 6pm, fee $10 per session. Engage is meant for a small group of 8 to 12 people. Ruth Ann Angus is a trained facilitator for this course. The study course can also be done as a fundraiser for a group if that is of interest.
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Mothers for Peace

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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 Jubilee OneEarth Economics email list and receive a free copy of Jubilee Circles. 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. 93: Don Hall of TransitionUS   //  Ep. 94: HealthCare4All Calif.  //  Ep. 95: Susan Taylor of Just Money Advisors on her new book “What About Our Money: A Faith Response” //  Ep. 96: Bonnie Tarwater of Church for Our Common Home

Ep. 97: Bill Ryerson of Population Media Center, part 2, on Reducing Population Using Methods That Work

SimpleLivingWorks.org

Ep. 109: Richard Heinberg of Post Carbon Institute //  Ep. 110: Author/transformational educator Mark Burch  //  Epp. 111-112: Susan Taylor of Just Money Advisors on her new book “What About Our Money: A Faith Response”

Ep. 113: Bill Ryerson of the Population Institute, part 1, on Crises Caused by Exploding Population

COMING July 15–Activist, author John  Dear two-part series

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

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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.

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Siouxland Social Justice eNews–June

Siouxland Social Justice eNews

June, 2018

In This Issue: (details below)

Tues., June 19–Geoffrey Gray-Lobe on Bioprospecting for Novel Celluloses in Prairie Soil. Vermillion, SD, Public Library. Sponsor Living Rivers Sierra Club, free, all welcome

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Sat., June 23Prairie Walk and Talk, 2:00, O’Brien County Conservation Board/ Prairie Heritage Center, Peterson, IA

Tues., June 26, NW IA Sierra Club, 6:30-8pm–“4th Tuesdays” all community program/discussion, 2508 Jackson St, Sioux City, IA. Come as early as 5:30 PM for potluck and conversation.

Fri., June 29Kindness Rocks at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, 1:00, Pecaut Nature Center, Sioux City, IA (Art)

 

COMING

Sun., Aug. 26Monarchs! 2:00, Adams Homestead & Nature Preserve, North Sioux City, SD

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+ New Progressive Titles at the Sioux City Public Library

+ Worthwhile Podcasts & Blogs

+ Events, Actions, Media and Sites

+ More!

DETAILS

The Living River Group of the Sierra Club will host Vermillion native and recent graduate Geoffrey Gray-Lobe, who will present a program titled, Bioprospecting for Novel Celluloses in Prairie Soil. This presentation is a result of his Senior Honors Project in which he sought to apply several recently developed techniques to isolate, cultivate, and characterize new cellulose-digesting microbes. The soil microbiome he explored in this project was borrowed from Clay County Prairie on Bluff Road. This program will review his preliminary results and give a glimpse of current state-of-the-art methods of microbial exploration. Mr. Gray-Lobe received his BA Degree in Biology and Mathematics from Augustana University.

The program will be presented on Tuesday, June 19, at 7:00 pm at the Vermillion Public Library and the public is welcome to attend.

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

UPDATE–A joint program and discussion co-hosted by the Sioux City NAACP and our local Sierra Club group. Learn more about each group in a casual setting. We will also present a couple possible future collaborative projects for review.
The program is scheduled from 6:30-8 pm; share in a potluck and conversation at First Unitarian Church.
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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NEW Progressive Titles at the Sioux City Public Library

“You can’t fire the bad ones!: and 18 other myths about teachers, teachers’ unions, and public education” by William Ayers and Crystal Laura

“Make Trouble: standing up, speaking out, and finding the courage to lead” by Cecile Richards

“Political Tribes: group instinct and the fate of nations” by Amy Chua

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BLOGS

Options for Curbing the Two Primary Drivers of the Climate Crisis: Overpopulation and Overconsumption

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

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

Fallon Forum with Ed Fallon

SimpleLivingWorks.org

LATEST! Ep. 113–Bill Ryerson (part 1) of Population Media Center on Crises Caused by Exploding Population; COMING (7/1): part 2: Reducing Population with Techniques That Work

Ep. 111–Susan Taylor, author of “What About Our Money? A Faith Response” Part 1–Wrestling with Systems; Part 2–Matters of the Heart, 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

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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