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Jan, 2018

New Year’s Newsletter

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Welcome to the Ventura County Peace and Justice Network newsletter. We publish a comprehensive calendar of progressive events. Check out our Calendar page. We update our calendar and our Facebook group almost everyday with happenings in the county. This Week’s Social Justice Topic by Narissa Petchumrus How Questioning Queer Sexuality Could Erase Queer Identity My co-author Kelly Eisenbrand and I penned this op-ed before Election day in 2016, so pardon some of the language that is now considered past-tense and I also still feel that its contents are relevant (unfortunately). […]

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Jan, 2018

How Questioning Queer Sexuality Could Erase Queer Identity

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My co-author Kelly Eisenbrand and I penned this op-ed before Election day in 2016, so pardon some of the language that is now considered past-tense and I also still feel that its contents are relevant (unfortunately). After seeing the results, now is the time more than ever to stand with the vulnerable queer community. Despite the President-Elect recently saying “gay marriage is settled law,” this band-aid on top of a gaping wound won’t excuse his VP pick, his demagogic base, his potential cabinet picks, and his SCOTUS picks. You don’t […]

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Dec, 2017

Events During the Thomas Fire

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Thank you on behalf of the Ventura County Peace and Justice Network to all the Thomas Fire first responders and volunteers. Welcome to the Ventura Peace and Justice Network newsletter. We publish a comprehensive calendar of progressive events. Check out our Calendar page. We update our calendar and our Facebook group almost everyday  with happenings in the county. If your kids have been restless during the Thomas Fire, consider our Kid Friendly and Educational Spaces page. On the Calendar Click on the title of the events to get more information. […]

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Dec, 2017

December Newsletter

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Welcome to Ventura Peace and Justice Network newsletter. We publish a comprehensive calendar of progressive events. Check us out often at vcpjn.org/calendar/. We update multiple times a week. Decolonizing Fitness in Ventura County Feeling stuffed after the holiday? If you are looking for alternative ways to exercise, dance, and hike in Ventura County consider this list of resources. On the Calendar Click on the title of the events to get more information. “Free First Sundays” at the Museum(s) December 3 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm The first Sunday of […]

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Nov, 2017

Ventura County Peace & Justice Network Newsletter

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Welcome to Ventura County Peace and Justice Network Newsletter. We publish a comprehensive calendar of progressive events. Check us out often at vcpjn.org/calendar/. We update multiple times a week. This week we honor all the locals who fought to keep a novel by a Spokane-Coeur d’Alene-American writer, Sherman Alexie, on the Conejo Valley curriculum. We must remember our indigenous roots. On the Calendar Click on the title of the events to get more information. Through The Roots | Surfrider Foundation Benefit – 8th Annual Pints Against Plastic at Discovery Ventura November 25 […]

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Nov, 2017

Justice and a Masquerade Ball

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Welcome to Ventura Peace and Justice Network newsletter. We publish a comprehensive calendar of progressive events. Check us out often at vcpjn.org/calendar/. We update multiple times a week. On the Calendar Click on the title of the events to get more information. LGBTQ Clinical based support group November 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Coalition for Family Harmony The Coalition strives to provide nonjudgmental, affirming, survivor centered care. We recognize that LGBTQ+ people have been excluded from conversations about sexual assault and domestic or intimate partner violence. LGBTQ Clinical […]

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Nov, 2017

November Newsletter

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Welcome to Ventura Peace and Justice Network newsletter. We publish a comprehensive calendar of progressive events. Check us out often at vcpjn.org/calendar/. We update multiple times a week. Call for Volunteers Rainbow Umbrella in Ventura, is seeking volunteers! Rainbow Umbrella is Ventura County’s LGBTQ Youth Services and Support Organization. We offer a weekly activities-based peer support group for LGBTQ+ youth and allies on Fridays from 5:30-7:30pm, in West Ventura. We are currently seeking adult volunteers interested in becoming facilitators for youth peer support meetings for satellite locations, such as Oxnard […]

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Oct, 2017

Educating Children

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Welcome to Ventura Peace and Justice Network newsletter. We publish a comprehensive calendar of progressive events. Check us out often at vcpjn.org/calendar/. We update multiple times a week. This Saturday the Ventura County Peace & Justice Network will be at the Earth Charter Summit and Awards Program October 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Gutherie Hall, Ventura College We give thanks to Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions for granting us the Betty Eagle and Bill Hammaker Memorial Award. Every year Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions presents Earth Charter Awards. The event […]

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