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Mar, 2018

Compare Three Thomas Fire Mudslide Risk Maps

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With another storm coming, the Ventura County Peace and Justice Network is offering three mudslide risk maps for our readers to compare. This might help you make the difficult decision to evacuate, or at least pick up extra sandbags. US Geological Survey Debris Flow Hazard Map The US Geological Survey (USGS) provides the most extensive background on how it gets its information. The map pays special attention to river flows and explains how being beneath a creek during a rain might affect your safety. It is detailed. For example, it classifies […]

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Mar, 2018

An Interview With Our Thomas Firefighting Women

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A video interview of women firefighters that took on the Thomas Fire in December 2017. They are also inmates from Camp 13 in Malibu making $2 a day to $1 an hour to fight wildfires.  When the women aren’t fighting wildfires they clear hiking trails in the Santa Monica Mountains. Pay is two dollars a day.

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Feb, 2018

Where to Rally, Learn and Create in Ventura County in March

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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. On the Calendar Click on the title of the events to get more information. Compassionate Listening Support Circle March 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm We invite you to join Lisa and Brian Berman for a FREE weekly support group to build, maintain, and restore inner peace after these hugely disruptive […]

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Feb, 2018

February 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. On the Calendar Click on the title of the events to get more information. Surfrider Foundation Monthly Meeting February 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm A vibrant chapter that comprises volunteers interested in all aspects of beach and ocean protection. Check out their campaigns Come join us for our monthly meeting. […]

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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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