Documenting Hate Information Session

Wednesday, November 1 at 5:30 – 7 PM
Chico Peace & Justice Center

Hosted by SURJ Butte County and CPJC

You may have heard about the tool by ProPublica and the Southern Poverty Law Center “Documenting Hate” as a way to anonymously document hate related crimes across the nation.

The Chico Sol has become an official local partner for Documenting Hate and is working with Showing Up for Racial Justice, Mobilize and the Chico Peace and Justice Center to launch this tool in Butte County.

Please join us to get all the information you need to know to use this tool effectively and and safely for everyone.

A Community Hub

The core of CPJC is the Center itself—a community hub where activists on a range of peace and justice issues can gather, organize, retreat, and plan. The Center’s meeting space can be reserved for one-time meetings, recurring weekly or monthly gatherings, or simply visited by anyone interested in learning about peacemaking and the efforts underway in Chico and the north state region.

Reserve the Center for your next gathering!

Everybody’s Revolution: Exploring the Wheel of Integral Nonviolence

The wheel was adopted by the Chico Peace and Justice Center as a way of understanding the elements of peace and social justice and seeing their interconnections. Each “spoke” of the wheel addresses a group of related issues and problems in our world today: community, political action, spiritualism, health, poverty, environmental degradation, social cohesion, racism, and others.

The 10 Spokes on the Wheel are:

  • Heart Unity: Forging connection and understanding across lines of race, religion, class, etc.
  • Manual Labor toward self-reliance and simplicity
  • Spiritual practice and fellowship
  • Political Witness: Nonviolent action, engagement, and resistance
  • Walking with the Poor: Service and mutual empowerment
  • Building and nurturing community and interdependence
  • Ecological Awareness and Responsibility: Honoring the unity of creation
  • Health and Wholeness
  • Withdrawing Support from the Violent Systems and Institutions: Building and nurturing nonviolent alternatives
  • Right Sharing and Stewardship of Wealth and Resources

Chico Palestine Action Group

The Chico Palestine Action Group (CPAG) is dedicated to working for human rights and justice for the native peoples of historic Palestine in the face of brutal military occupation and continuing colonization of their lands and resources by the Israeli government. We work toward these ends through public education, information campaigns, and direct nonviolent action including support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement initiated by the Palestinian people. We ally with many groups world-wide who are working in support of Palestinian rights.

Our actions take the form of organizing peaceful demonstrations at local businesses or government offices, and sponsoring speakers, forums, and films to inform the public about the situation for the Palestinian people under occupation. CPAG is absolutely committed to nonviolence in all its activities and is prepared to commit nonviolent civil disobedience in pursuit of justice for Palestinians.

Tell Your Elected Officials to End U.S. Aid to Israel

The U.S. government sends $3.1 billion of our tax payer dollars to Israel ~ starting in 2018, that increases to $3.8 billion for the next 10 years! As Americans, we are complicit in the oppression of the Palestinian people. Thus we have a responsibility to do what we can to end U.S. financial and political support for Israel’s human rights abuses.

Tell the President, Congress and the State Department that, as a taxpayer and moral human being, you want U.S. aid to Israel halted until Israel ends its occupation of Palestine, the brutal siege and blockade on Gaza, and all violations of human rights and international law.

  • White House – www.whitehouse.gov/contact; 202-456-1111
  • State Dept – www.state.gov/contact; 202-647-4000
  • Senator Kamala Harris – www.senate.gov; (202) 224-3553
  • Senator Dianne Feinstein – www.senate.gov; 202-224-3841
  • Representative Doug LaMalfa – www.house.gov; 202-225-3076, Oroville 530 225-3076
  • All other Congressional reps: 202-224-3121

Support the Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions Movement

In 2005, Palestinian civil society issued a call for a campaign of boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights. Many activists for Palestinan rights feel that the BDS Movement is the greatest hope for real change. (For more info log onto www.bdsmovement.netBDS)

Don’t buy Israeli products or invest in companies that profit from Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine: SodaStream, Ahava, Sabra or Tribe Humus, Osem products, Dorot Garlic and Herbs, Israeli Cous Cous, Pastures of Eden Feta, Noat or Beauty Field Shoes, Osem, Glutino, Teva, L’Oreal/ The Body Shop, Estee Lauder, Sara Lee, Victoria’s Secret, Hewlett Packard, Caterpiller, and many more.

Reading

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity
Miko Peled, The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine
Max Blumenthal, Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel
Max Blumenthal, The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistence in Gaza
Anna Baltzer, A Witness in Palestine
Ilan Pappe, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine
Max Blumenthal, Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights
Ali Abunimah, One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse
Rachel Corrie, My Name is Rachel Corrie

Peace Panels Project

The Peace Panel Project (PPP) is a traveling sidewalk graphics art show designed to educate and inspire new activism. It confronts the abuse of governmental and corporate power; domestic violence; foreign policy violence; and environmental issues.

The purpose of the Peace Panel Project (PPP) is to to build the movement toward peace and justice.The main themes of the PPP are Nonviolent Communication, Ruses For War, Better World Shopping, Project Censored, awareness of military spending and activities, reinstatement of the “Fairness Doctrine,” and now environmental issues. The PPP serves college students of the Central Valley and citizens at large.

PPP’s goal is to help build the Green-Peace movement in the Central Valley to the percentage size that it is in Germany (20%)!

Access to reliable and useful information has become increasingly difficult since the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which officially ended the legal requirement for accuracy in news, and allowed news organizations to consolidate and operate with a profit motive, rather than as a public service.

The Peace Panel Project (PPP) offers accurate and under-reported information about the issues of our dayby an engaging and original means that prioritizes the direct, interactive and personal communication not available via mainstream or online social media.

PPP plans to exhibit at nine colleges in the next 12 months, as well as several peace activist events.

PPP welcomes volunteers or interns an hour a week or more to work on PPP’s Facebook postings; blog postings; maintenance of the easels and panels; designing new panels; publicity; set up and break down of exhibits.

Interested in getting involved?

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