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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 

# # #

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.

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

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–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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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–June

SLO Co. Social Justice eNews

June, 2018

In This Issue [details below]:

Sat., June 2 & 30, 1-1:30pm — Join Ruth Ann Angus on the first Saturday of the month and the fifth Saturday of the month (if there is one), to explore the methodology of living the nonviolent life. 97.3 FM on the coast and 107.9 in north county – The Rock – also streaming live everywhere at www.CentralCoastRadio.net.

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Mon., June 4, 7:30 pm–Opening Doors of Interfaith Understanding, Congregation Beth David, 10180 Los Osos Rd., SLO

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Tues., June 5–Calif. State Primary Elections: Ballot Recommendations from Progressive Democrats, Green Party, Peace & Freedom Party, Social Democrats of America, Sierra Club

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Sat.-Sun, June 9-10, 8:30am-5:30pm–Alternatives to Violence Project: Community Basic WorkshopCultivate the Peace Within You! Restorative Partners Office, 220 So. Higuera Suite 103 A, SLO

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Sun., June 24 (not 17th!) , 2-3:30–Paso Peace Community,  838 St. Andrews Ct., Paso Robles

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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

Sun., July 15, 2-3:30–Paso Peace Community
Mon., Aug. 1–Opening Doors of Interfaith Understanding, 7:30 PM, 1st Presbyterian Church, 981 Marsh St. (Marsh and Morro)

Friday, Sept. 14, 8-4–Paul Chappell will keynote at Rotary Club Sunrise, A Focus on Peace, Paso Robles

+ Worthwhile Podcasts & Blogs

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

DETAILS

Mon., June 4, 7:30 pm–Opening Doors of Interfaith Understanding, Congregation Beth David, 10180 Los Osos Rd., SLO

AGENDA:

Learn to Dance the Soul Salsa
by Leonard Sweet
Fr. Jim Nisbet/Rev. Luanne Griguoli
The Sacredness of Meals Part 1
Rabbi Linda Bertenthal
Breaking of the Ramadan Fast at Sunset
Dr. Hisham Assal
 
Dinner – The Sacredness of Meals Part 2
Fr. Jim Nisbet
 
Introduction of August 13th Gathering
Dr. Hisham Assal
Reading for August 13th Meeting
The Bridge to Forgiveness
by Karyn Kedar
Rabbi Linda Bertenthal
Closing Remarks
Rev. Luanne Griguoli
Next Meeting: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 7:30 PM, 1st Presbyterian Church
981 Marsh St. (Marsh and Morro)

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Alternatives to Violence Project is a grassroots, all volunteer program started in the 70’s. AVP workshops use experiential learning, drawing on the shared experiences of participants and facilitators to explore how anger, frustration, prejudice and injustice cause violence in our lives.

AVP workshops activate leadership potential and empower participants to manage conflict effectively and become agents of peace in their communities.

This workshop will be led by trained volunteers who are currently facilitating workshops at CMC, SLO County Jail, Juvenile Hall, Grizzly Youth Academy, Restorative Partner’s Office and SLO Churches.

Treat yourself to this workshop purely for personal growth, or make it your first step toward facilitating AVP workshops in your community.

Sign up now by sending an email to: avpslocounty@gmail.com

Questions: Call Marlene Clanton at 805-234-3138 or send an email to avpslocounty@gmail.com

See www.avpcalifornia.com for details on the program and concepts.

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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.
# # #

Mothers for Peace

# # #

Santa Lucia Sierra Club

# # #

https://WomensMarchSLO.com/

# # #

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.

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

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”

COMING June 15–Bill Ryerson of Population Media Center

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

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

Also connect with SLW! at

FacebookSLW! Blog | Twitter | YouTubePinterest

Comments welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

# # #

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

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

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

# # #

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

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

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

Siouxland Social Justice eNews–May

Siouxland Social Justice eNews

May, 2018

In This Issue: (details below)

Tues., May 15, 7pm: Dr. Susanne Skyrm–“Coral Reefs, Protecting a Living Treasure” All are invited to this free program sponsored by the Living River Group, Sierra Club at Vermillion Public Library,

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Fri.-Sun., May 18-20: IOU Nature Event-Focus on Birds. St Francis Center, Briar Cliff Univ., Sioux City. Organized by the Iowa Ornithologists’ Union, hosted by the Loess Hills Audubon Society. Paul Roisen: 712.301.2817. Registration is necessary: iowabirds.org/IOU/NextMeeting.aspx

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May 18, 2018 – Endangered Species Day

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Tues., May 22, NW IA Sierra Club, 6:30-8pm–“4th Tuesdays” all community program/discussion, David Hoferer-presenter, 2508 Jackson St, Sioux City, IA. Come as early as 5:30 PM for potluck and conversation.

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Loess Hills Prairie Seminar–Fri., June 1, 5pm – Sun, June 3, 12noon, 1314 15th St in Onawa for evening programs and 178th St and Oak Ave rural Castana for the campground and field sessions. [not 1013 10th St., Onawa, IA]

# # #

+ New Progressive Titles at the Sioux City Public Library

+ Worthwhile Podcasts & Blogs

+ Events, Actions, Media and Sites

+ More!

DETAILS

“Coral Reefs, Protecting a Living Treasure”

The May meeting of the Living River Group will once again feature Dr. Susanne Skyrm. In March, she presented a program about underwater photography.  On Tuesday, May 15, she will talk about the threats facing coral reefs and the work that the Coral Restoration Foundation is doing to restore and protect them.

Susanne did volunteer work for the CRF last summer, learning first hand how important the reefs are to our environment.
All are invited to this free program sponsored by the Living River Group, Sierra Club at the Vermillion Public Library, Tuesday, May 15, at 7:00 pm.

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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.

“Publishing Values in the Landscape: Lessons from a Small Town”​ -​ David Hoferer​ will focus on how one small town in WI saw development overtaking their farming community in the 1970s and then acted to stop it. While family farms were lost and taken over by corporate agriculture throughout much of the Midwest since the 1970s, the Town of Dunn, WI, has preserved family farms through a process of reinstituting responsive democracy, recreating community, taking control of their roads, conducting an ecological inventory of other species that live in the town, and preserving and restoring natural lands.

​He will talk about the processes that led to these successes and why this illustrates how the Town of Dunn is living out their values in the landscape of their community.
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

“Grateful: the transformative power of giving thanks” by Diana Butler Bass

“To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the fight for economic justice” by Michael K. Honey

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BLOGS

Jerry’s Guide: Where to Get Books?

The OneEarth Project

10 Tips for a Simpler, More Meaningful Celebrations

Healthy Political Practices & Spiritual Disciplines

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

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

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

* * *

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

TheCommonGoodPodcast.com

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

SimpleLivingWorks.org

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

* * *

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

SLO Co. Social Justice eNews

May, 2018

In This Issue [details below]:

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Tues., May 1, 6 PM, 1000 Spring St., Paso Robles–Support CA Sanctuary Law (SB-54)

MEET THE PASO ROBLES COUNCIL, and let them know that you support  SB-54. and oppose local efforts to join the lawsuit against it, and oppose building an ICE facility for Paso Robles. (http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article209237094.html)

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Tues., May 1–2nd Annual May Day BBQ, 5:30-8:30pm, E A French Park, 1040 Fuller Rd, SLO

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Sat., May 5, 1-1:30pm — Join Ruth Ann Angus on the first Saturday of the month and the fifth Saturday of the month (if there is one), to explore the methodology of living the nonviolent life. 97.3 FM on the coast and 107.9 in north county – The Rock – also streaming live everywhere at www.centralcoastrradio.org.

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Sun., May 20, 2-3:30–Paso Peace Community,  838 St. Andrews Ct., Paso Robles

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Sun., May 20, 3 pm–Spring Concert: NAACP SLO Co. Salutes the Life and Legacy of Harriet Tubman, SLO Master Chorale with orchestra, Harman Hall, Performing Arts Center, One Grand Ave., Tickets 805-756-4849 or pacslo.org.

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Sat., May 26, 3-5pm. Student leaders who organized the March For Our Lives SLO invite you to the Town Hall for Our Lives, United Church of Christ (Congregational), 11245 Los Osos Valley Rd., SLO. Join the conversation about gun safety measures, legislation, policies and efforts on school, community, state and federal level. Confirmed panelists are Congressman Salud Carbajal and Superintendent Eric Prater. More panelists will be announced soon. This event is open to public and free, but you need to register to attend. Get your tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/town-hall-for-our-lives-tickets-

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Wed., May 30–DRIVE THRU BBQ, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Bethel Church parking lot, 295 Old County Rd. (6th & Crocker), Templeton. Plenty of Tri-tip BBQ and side dishes for four people for only $45. Prepared by chef Bob Cummings and his crew from King’s Men of Bethel Church.

Help Bethel Church hire a Community Youth Worker!

Get tickets before May 21 from Roy McKee (RoyMcKee@hotmail.com, 805/423-5078) or Bethel Church during office hours (805/434-1329).

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

COMING

Friday, Sept. 14, 8-4–Paul Chappell will keynote at Rotary Club Sunrise, A Focus on Peace, in Paso Robles

+ Worthwhile Podcasts & Blogs

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

DETAILS

Tues., May 1, 6 PM, 1000 Spring St., Paso Robles–Support CA Sanctuary Law (SB-54)

Contact these representatives and attend this meeting on Tuesday.

Mayor Steven W. Martin
Email: smartin@prcity.com

Mayor Pro Tem Steve Gregory
Email: sgregory@prcity.com

Councilmember John Hamon 
Email: jhamon@prcity.com

Councilmember
Jim Reed

Email: jreed@prcity.com

Councilmember Fred Strong
Email: fstrong@prcity.com

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Tues., May 1–2nd Annual May Day BBQ, 5:30-8:30pm, E A French Park, 1040 Fuller Rd, SLO

Join SLO County Progressives and the Central Coast Labor Council for our 2nd annual May Day BBQ as we host a FREE BBQ dinner in celebration of International Day of Workers and the important role that workers, and unions, play in our community.

This event will feature music, dinner and drinks. Speakers include Congressman Salud Carbajal and more. Optional $8 donation, in honor of the creation of the 8-hour work day. Money raised will go towards electing our progressive slate of candidates, who all have the endorsement of the local Central Coast Labor Council.

After we finish eating, we will head out and knock doors in the surrounding neighborhood for our endorsed candidates!

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

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

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

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Sun., May 20, 3 pm–Spring Concert: NAACP SLO Co. Salutes the Life and Legacy of Harriet Tubman, SLO Master Chorale with orchestra, Harman Hall, Performing Arts Center, One Grand Ave., Tickets 805-756-4849 or pacslo.org. Program: “The Journey of Harriet Tubman” by Ron Kean and “Ein deutches Requiem” by Johannes Brahms

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The Town Hall for Our Lives is not just your average Town Hall. Not only is the name different (“Town Hall for Our Lives,” a reference to the nationwide rally led by the Stoneman Douglas shooting survivors), but it is a student-organized event with a diversely curated panel of elected officials focusing on gun safety legislation reform. ***Organized by March For Our Lives students Alexa Ford, Oliver Hicks and Audrey McClish***

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DRIVE THROUGH BBQ, Wed., May 30, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Bethel Church parking lot, 295 Old County Rd. (6th & Crocker), Templeton. Plenty of Tri-tip BBQ and side dishes for four people for only $45. Prepared by chef Bob Cummings and his crew from King’s Men of Bethel Church.

Help Bethel Church hire a Community Youth Worker!

Get tickets before May 21 from Roy McKee (RoyMcKee@hotmail.com, 805/423-5078), the Bethel Church during office hours (805/434-1329), or a Bethel member. Tickets can be mailed or delivered to you. Cash or check welcome.

A fun, friendly North San Luis Obispo County event sponsored by Bethel Lutheran (ELCA), Templeton. Donations are also welcome.

Food supplied in part through Thrivent Action Teams.

For more information, contact Pastor Amy Beveridge at (805) 434-1329 or TempletonPastor@yahoo.com.

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

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

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

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

Subscribe to Jubilee OneEarth Economics email list and receive a free copy of Jubilee Circles. 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.

SimpleLivingWorks.org

Ep. 109: Richard Heinberg of Post Carbon Institute

Ep. 110: Author/transformational educator Mark Burch

Ep. 111: Susan Taylor of Just Money Advisors on her new book “What About Our Money: A Faith Response”

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

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

Also connect with SLW! at

FacebookSLW! Blog | Twitter | YouTubePinterest

Comments welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Siouxland Social Justice eNews

Siouxland Social Justice eNews

April, 2018

In This Issue: (details below)

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

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

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

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+ New Progressive Titles at the Sioux City Public Library

+ Worthwhile Podcasts & Blogs

+ Events, Actions, Media and Sites

+ More!

DETAILS

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

Program/speaker details:

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

 

Potluck details:

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Explore, enjoy and protect the planet!”

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

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

CALENDAR

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

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

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

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NEW Progressive Titles at the Sioux City Public Library

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

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

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BLOGS

Jerry’s Guide: Where to Get Books?

The OneEarth Project

10 Tips for a Simpler, More Meaningful Celebrations

Healthy Political Practices & Spiritual Disciplines

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

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

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

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Worthwhile Podcasts

Fallon Forum with Ed Fallon

TheCommonGoodPodcast.com

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

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

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

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

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

SimpleLivingWorks.org

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

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

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

Ep. 108 — Walter Brueggemann on Abundance +More

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

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

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

Also connect with SLW! at

FacebookSLW! Blog | Twitter | YouTubePinterest

Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, host/producer

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MORE EVENTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ACTIONS, MEDIA, SITES (on-line)

Peace,

Gerald ‘Jerry’ Iversen, editor

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SLO Co. Social Justice eNews

SLO Co. Social Justice eNews

April, 2018

In This Issue [details below]:

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

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

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

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

For more information, email contact@RISEslo.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

COMING

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

DETAILS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Santa Lucia Sierra Club

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https://WomensMarchSLO.com/

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ACTIONS, MEDIA, SITES 

# # #

BLOGS

The OneEarth Project

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

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

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WORTHWHILE PODCASTS

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

The Common Good Podcast from Jubilee OneEarth Economics

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

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

Ep. 93: Don Hall of TransitionUS

Ep. 94: HealthCare4All Calif.

SimpleLivingWorks.org

Ep. 109: Richard Heinberg of Post Carbon Institute

Ep. 110: Author/transformational educator Mark Burch

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

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

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

Also connect with SLW! at

FacebookSLW! Blog | Twitter | YouTubePinterest

Comments welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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