Building Improvement Fund

Please help with our crowdfunding project:
https://funds.gofundme.com/dashboard/peace-justice-center-upgrades

Greetings,
The Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County is in need of funds to replace the old carpet and paint and for some other upgrades to the building.

The Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County has been a vital non-profit in the community for over 30 years.

PJC Vision: The Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County envisions a world of Peace & Justice, where differences are respected, conflicts are addressed nonviolently, oppressive structures are dismantled, and people live in harmony with the earth and one another.

PJC Mission: The mission of the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County is to inform, support and energize the Sonoma County community to create peace and social justice through active nonviolence.

We would be so grateful if you can help us to reach our fundraising goal. Our building is utilized by like-minded groups as a low or no cost meeting space.

The Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County has been located in this building since 2000 and the carpet and paint have not been upgraded during that time.

Note: we have already received $3000 towards our $10,000 goal.

Any and all donations are appreciated.
Thank you so much for your generous donation!

In Peace,
The PJC Board of Directors
Shekeyna Black - Center Coordinator
Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County
Help spread the word!

Citizens Empowerment: Public Forum

Because of the unprecedented circumstances developing in the wake of the recent Presidential election, the Peace and Justice Center is beginning a series of public conversations to empower and support people who are concerned about what is emerging in Washington. The Trump transition shows characteristics that are historically associated with tyranny.

Center Advisory Board members, Linda Sartor and Jack Wikse will co-facilitate the first conversation, 7-9 PM at the Center on Wednesday, March 15 on citizen empowerment. How to involve a broad public will be the focus of this meeting-- a deep listening session for those who come.  We hope you will be able to join us then, and invite others who are interested.

Become a member of the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County

Did you know a basic membership is $35 and a family membership is $60 per year? We even offrer low income and student memberships at $15 annually!

Becoming a member of the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County helps support our non-profit organazation. Also, it means you will receive the Sonoma County Peace Press in your mailbox 6 times per year!

Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County Annual Awards Celebration

 
A Great Big THANK YOU to everyone who attended and helped with our Building Bridges in Our Community
 
Annual Awards Celebration the event on April 23 at the 
Sebastopol Community Cultural Center
was a huge success!
 
 
AWARD RECIPIENTS:
Peace and Justice Award - Marty Bennett
Russ & Mary Jorgensen Courage of Commitment Award - Eszter Freeman
Community Organization Award - Camp Michela
Unsung Hero Award - Emerald
Youth Activist Award - Elizabeth Castanon
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DINNER was provided by Sam's Mediterranean Deli

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Live Music was by the band, ODELL 
 

Peace & Justice Center's Youth Peacemaker Award

Be a part of recognizing someone who makes a difference!
 
The Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County is holding our annual awards event on April 23, 2016. At that time we recognize individuals who go the extra mile for their community (Local, National, Global).

The future is in our youth and they too should be recognized for their efforts.  This year we are establishing an award for someone dedicated to making our community just and peaceful. Could it be you or someone you know?  Then nominate them or yourself for our Youth Peacemaker Award.  
 
Here’s are the details to submit:
1. Name, Address, Email, Telephone #
2. Between the ages of 13- 21
3. Active in the social justice movement locally
4. Consistent with their actions
5. Two references from people who are active with the nominee
6. One page about his/her values and how they relate to the work you do in the community.

 
Nominees must be submitted between now and Feb. 29, 2016.   
(Note: We have to make our decision so, no late entries.) 

Send info to: Peace and Justice Center
                     Email: 

peacentr@pjcsonoma.org
                        or
                          Mail to:
Annual Dinner Committee at 467 Sebastopol Ave.   Santa Rosa, CA 95401
For more information: please call (707) 575-8902.

The Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County looking forward to 2016.

A great big THANK YOU to everyone who donated to and volunteered at The Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County in 2015.

The Peace & Justice Center relies on membership dues and donations to help support our work. We appreciate the new and ongoing members and our generous donors. Membership includes a one year subscription to the Sonoma County Peace Press; which is a bi-monthly publication that focuses on current events in the peace and social justice movement. 

Introducing our new Center Coordinator!

We're delighted to introduce our new Center Coordinator, Shekeyna Black. We hope you'll take the opportunity to drop by and welcome her.

We have a new mural!

Be sure to stop by and see our new mural. Thank you, Mario Uribe!

Letters to "The Wall"

Work to create a world which creates no more veterans!