Annual Peacemaker Awards Celebration

Gather and shmooze with the community. Enjoy gourmet appetizers from local restaurants. Bid on unique Silent Auction items. Enjoy musica de las Americas by De Colores.

This is the annual fundraiser which keeps the PJC doors open. $40 advance/$45 door. Low income price available. First timers: full admission price includes one year membership and the Peace Press delivered to your home.

Call the Peace & Justice Center - 575-8902 - for tickets

Happy Anniversary Afghanistan!

By Mike Whitney, originally posted on

October 7 marked the 12th anniversary of the Afghanistan War, but you wouldn’t know it by reading the papers. In fact, “America’s longest war” has become so unpopular that both the media and the Obama administration have done everything in their power to sweep the whole matter under the rug hoping that people just forget about it. But it’s hard to forget about it when US troops keep getting blown up like they did on Sunday. Just look at this from CBS News:

“A bomb killed four U.S. soldiers in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, American and Afghan officials said. They were the latest casualties in a 12-year conflict that shows no signs of slowing down despite a drawdown in foreign forces.” (“Four U.S. troops killed in south Afghanistan”, CBS News)

One Year of War Against Afghanistan is Too Much, Let Alone Twelve!

There are almost twice as many U.S. troops in Afghanistan now as when Barack Obama became president.[1]

We're still spending over $10 million every hour (even during a government shutdown) for a war in Afghanistan that has now completed its 12th year and begins its 13th today.[2] This spending drains rather than fuels the U.S. economy.[3]

12th Anniversary of the War on Afghanistan - Vigil - Oct. 7th

Afghanistan is one stepping stone in the United States policy of endless war. This winter, 9,000 soldiers will be deployed to Afghanistan. The Peace & Justice Center will be observing the 12th anniversary of the war this Monday, October 7th from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. We will stand in Courthouse Square, 3rd and Mendocino, Santa Rosa. Please join us and bring a sign or simply stand with us.

100 Thousand Poets for Change - Saturday March for Peace & Sustainability - Sunday Poetry Extravaganza

The March for Peace & Sustainability takes place Saturday at noon, beginning in DeTurk Roundbarn Park, Santa Rosa and wends its way through downtown to Courthouse Square and then to the Arlene Francis Center.

Then come to the Arlene Francis Center on Sunday - poetry all day from noon until....... 100 poets will read that afternoon!

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New Round of Deployments to Afghanistan

Almost 9,000 soldiers will deploy to Afghanistan this winter, the Defense Department announced Tuesday.

The deploying soldiers represent six major Army units, including a corps headquarters, a division headquarters, three brigade combat teams and a combat aviation brigade.

The BCTs will go as Security Force Assistance Brigades, which are smaller, tailored units designed to train, advise and assist the Afghan National Security Forces.

PJC Table at the 2013 Progressive Festival

Thank you to those who tabled this year! Ant Buddy, Gary Melrose, and Linda Sartor are pictured here.

Letter to an Unknown Whistleblower

On Saturday, November 9th, the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County will honor whistleblowers with its Peacemaker of the Year Award at its Annual Celebration. For details, contact us at 707-575-8902 or We hope you can join us.

Movie Benefit for the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County

The Muslims Are Coming!

A Film by Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah

A Benefit for the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County

Occupy Wall Street Second Anniversary

All-time record number of people living in poverty.
All-time record number of people on food stamps.
All-time record number of children going to bed hungry at night.
All-time record number of people bankrupted by medical bills.
All-time record student debt.
All-time record number of families foreclosed upon.
All-time record number of long-term unemployed people.
All-time record number of people in prison.

All we need is a spark, in the right place, at the right time, and the whole movement will be reignited.

It can't happen soon enough. We are ready!