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World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day

Everyday should be World Kindness Day but November 13th is the official, international date. Make a special effort to do at least one random act of kindness today.  World Kindness Day was introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement a coalition of nations kindness NGOs. World Kindness Day is…

Optimism over Despair

Optimism over Despair

Optimism over Despair: On Capitalism, Empire, and Social Change is an anthology of interviews by C. J. Polychroniou with Noam Chomsky, arguably the world’s most well-known critic of US policy. In this book, published by Haymarket Books in April 2017, “Chomsky discusses the “war on terror,” neoliberalism, Israel and Palestine, Black…

Beyond War

With the recent bellicose exchanges between our current President and the leader of North Korea the very real threat of nuclear war has emerged again. It is time to renew our dialogue and actions to get beyond war. Beyond War was a non-political, educational organization started in the San Francisco Bay Area, that was active […]

Shasta County Citizens Advocating Respect

Shasta County Citizens Advocating Respect

Shasta County Citizens Advocating Respect (SCCAR) is having their 28th Annual Civil Rights & Social Justice Awards Dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn,5050 Bechelli Ln, Redding, CA on Friday, November 3, 2017. Social Hour starts at 5:30 p.m. with the Buffet Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Marc Dadigan is being honored with a Special Recognition…

California Values Act

California Values Act

The ACLU of Northern California announced that on October 5, 2017 Gov. Jerry Brown signed the California Values Act (SB 54) and, with the stroke of a pen, California took a bold step to protect the rights, dignity, and wellbeing of our immigrant communities by becoming a sanctuary state. SB…

Time for Action on Gun Control

Time for Action on Gun Control

From the Peace Alliance Board and National Leadership Council: Time for Action on Gun Control – Call Congress “Friends, our hearts are so broken right now, as I am sure so many of yours are at the horror of the last 24 hours. Sometimes with pain, there is also anger, even…

International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace

September 21st is International Day of Peace (Peace Day), observed around the world each year. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution 36/37, the General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.” For the…

How to Become a Compassionate Citizen

How to Become a Compassionate Citizen

Charter for Compassion Education Institute if offering a brand new online course, How to Become a Compassionate Citizen with registration open now for the 6 week course beginning September 27, 2017. “Over half of the world’s population lives in cities and this is expected to increase significantly over the next 20 years. Our…

Taking Back our Community

Taking Back our Community

On September 6, 2017 the Redding City Council approved implementation of a program called Taking Back our Community – NOT to be confused with the rogue Facebook Page Take Back Redding/Shasta County – Stop Talking, Start Doing. By way of background, “during the past several years changes to state law…

Films for the Planet

Films for the Planet is extending a welcome invitation for you to join the PEACE RISING: Streaming Film Series, September 9-24, 2017. Beautifully-produced, award-winning films will be featured on Films for the Planet exclusively for 15 days during Peace Month. Exceptional documentaries include: A Voice4Peace – This film offers a rare glimpse at the vibrant […]

Ministers March for Justice

Ministers March for Justice

A Ministers March for Justice will be held on Monday August 28, 2017, in Washington DC and elsewhere in the United States because “the Department of Justice and the current Administration are undermining Dr. King’s Dream.” The Ministers March is to reaffirm that religious leaders will recommit to being at the forefront…

Restorative Juvenile Justice

Restorative Juvenile Justice

The Women’s Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation is presenting a free community forum: Restorative Justice: A New Approach to Juvenile Justice at noon on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the Redding Library Community Room. This will be an informative discussion with experts in the probationary, judicial and youth peer…

Countermeasures

Countermeasures

The right-wing Patriot Prayer Freedom Rally that was planned for Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Crissy Field in San Francisco was cancelled. The No to Marxism in America rally scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017 in Berkeley was also cancelled, due to an incomplete application. Meanwhile, counter-protestors have been gathering…

Beyond Standing Rock

The film Beyond Standing Rock will be shown on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 6 – 8 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1825 East St, Redding CA. Beyond Standing Rock is a highly acclaimed film that investigates the collision of energy development and tribal rights/sovereignty. The film masterfully explores these issues through three different tribal stories: The Dakota Access Pipeline […]

Shasta MLK Dream Gathering

Shasta MLK Dream Gathering

The Beloved Community and Shasta County Citizens Advocating Respect (SCCAR) are having a Shasta MLK Dream Gathering on Monday, August 28, 2017  from 6:30-8 p.m. at the MLK Center, 1815 Sheridan St.  Redding  96001 The Shasta MLK Dream Gathering is a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.…

Spiritual Activism Training: Beyond Resistance

Spiritual Activism Training: Beyond Resistance

The Network of Spiritual Progressives (NSP) has announced that they are again offering their next Spiritual Activism Training: Beyond Resistance Strategies, beginning Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 4 p.m. and ending on Sunday, October 22, 2017. The training will be conducted on Zoom, a video conferencing platform that allows us to…

Reuniting the United States of America

Politicians in the United States (both left and right) seem more interested in supporting their own divisive agendas instead of working toward what is good for our Nation as a whole. Clearly, hyper-polarization in American politics has worsened, but there is hope for reuniting the United States of America. There cannot be only one (either a liberal […]

Speaking Out Against White Supremacy

Speaking Out Against White Supremacy

” Injustice anywhere is a threat to injustice everywhere” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Shasta County Citizens Advocating Respect (SCCAR) will have a press conference at the MLK Center in Redding CA (outside by the mural) at 10:30 a.m., this morning, August 15, 2017 to: Speak out against the blatant…

Beyond Resistance

Beyond Resistance

The Network of Spiritual Progressives and Tikkun magazine periodically offer a seven-session Spiritual Activism Training: Beyond Resistance - Strategies in the Age of Trump.…

Destroying Essential Historical Records

Destroying Essential Historical Records

In a press release from June 22, 2017, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) reports that “President Trump and the Executive Office of the President appear to be violating the Presidential Records Act (PRA) and the Constitution’s requirement that the president “take care” that the laws be faithfully executed…

Is Resistance Politics Sustainable?

Is Resistance Politics Sustainable?

Progressive voters who are very unhappy with our current President’s executive orders, cabinets appointments, policies, proposed budget and behavior have loosely organized in resistance for marches, calls and letter writing campaigns to elected officials. But are these resistance efforts sustainable and effective in changing the current conservative direction our nation…

World Refuge Day

World Refuge Day

The world is facing the largest refugee crisis since World War II, with nearly 60 million individuals globally forcibly displaced from their homes because of persecution and violence. June 20th is World Refugee Day. The United Nations, in its 1951 Convention, sets out fundamental concepts for international refugee protection On September…

People For the American Way

People For the American Way

People For the American Way (PFAW) is a progressive advocacy organizations founded to fight right-wing extremism and defend constitutional values under attack, including free expression, religious liberty, equal justice under the law, and the right to meaningfully participate in our democracy… It was founded in 1981 by Norman Lear to “educate,…

Building Community Coalitions

Building Community Coalitions

Berniecrats of Shasta County along with the Shasta County Green Party and the Redding Climate Coalition is co-sponsoring Building Community Coalitions a presentation by Gayle McLaughlin, on Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. at the Redding Library. This program can help us learn how to build coalitions to stop Trump and…

March For Truth

March For Truth

A #MarchForTruth is being organized for Saturday, June 3, 2017 in 70+ cities to call for an impartial investigation into Russian interference in the US election and ties to the Trump Administration. A Special prosecutor must be named, an independent commission established and Congressional investigations should be properly resourced and pursued…

Vaisakhi Festival & Day for Non-Violence

Vaisakhi Festival & Day for Non-Violence

The Sikh Centre in conjunction with Shasta County Interfaith Forum is presenting the Vaisakhi Festival & Day for Non-Violence on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 5400 Sikh Centre Drive, Anderson CA. This important annual, multi-cultural/educational event is free and open to the public and will feature live…

50/50Day

May 10, 2017 is 50/50 Day in all 50 states and in 60+ countries, with 10,000+  events and one film with millions of perspectives on one topic #GettingTo5050 in gender equality. Join thousands of organizations, companies, schools, museums, libraries and homes — anywhere people already gather — in a global conversation about what it will take […]

HUDDLE This Saturday at 3 p.m.

HUDDLE This Saturday at 3 p.m.

In follow-up to the Women’s March in Redding CA, which had over 300 participants on Saturday January 21st, organizers are having a HUDDLE on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 3-5 p.m. in the Community Room of Redding Public Library, 1100 Parkview, Redding CA. This event will employ facilitated break-out groups of 8-10 that include…

Resisting the President’s Agenda

Resisting the President’s Agenda

Pat Waak, DMin. is conducting an online conference Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting The President’s Agenda on Saturday, February 11, 2017 (originally scheduled for Feb. 4th) at 8 a.m. PST. Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen. Find effective entry points into today’s politics and let your voice…

Season for Nonviolence

Season for Nonviolence

The Association for Global New Thought (AGNT) encourages us all to participate in the Gandhi-King-Gyatso Season for Nonviolence (SNV), which commences on January 30, 2017 in cities across the globe. The annual 64 day campaign, co-founded in 1998 by Dr. Arun Gandhi and AGNT, is an educational, media and grassroots awareness campaign…

Fred Korematsu Day

Fred Korematsu Day

Did you know that January 30th is Fred Korematsu Day, as declared by the California State Assembly in 2010? He’s the guy with the metal around his neck who show shows up above your Google search today. More precisely, it’s the Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution.…

Women’s March on Washington

Women’s March on Washington

The Women’s March on Washington takes place on January 21, 2017 and similar marches across the nation will stand together in solidarity to send a bold message to all levels of government that… “defending the most marginalized and vulnerable among us is defending all of us.” The full Mission Statement of the Women’s March on Washington…

Launch Campaigns, Not Non-Profits

Launch Campaigns, Not Non-Profits

OMG, we have not even had the Presidential inauguration yet, and I am already suffering from extreme media over-exposure fatigue from the President-elect with his disregard for facts, lack of respect for intelligence and decorum, the continuing insult responses to criticism, nepotism, lack of transparency, dangerous foreign policy by 140…

There Is No “Them,” Only Us

“Imagine a world without racism, homophobia or anti-Semitism — a world in which the hate violence that took the lives of Martin Luther King Jr., Anne Frank, Daniel Pearl, Matthew Shepard and others did not happen. Imagine what these individuals could have continued to contribute to society if bigotry, hate and extremism had not cut […]

The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On January 11, 2017 at 8 a.m.PST the Charter for Compassion International is presenting a webinar, The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the power of his philosophy in the world today; how injustice and moral outrage can energize, organize and mobilize communities for service and change. Register here.  Hear…

The Beloved Community

The Beloved Community

Nancy Merritt, Northern California State Coordinator of The California Peace Alliance/Campaign for U.S. Department of Peacebuilding invites you to join their “Second Monday Telephone Conference” on January 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific Time) to discuss “Creative Non-Violence and Peacebuilding in 2017.” 2016 was a challenging year. 2017 may be even more…

Best of Festival Cinema Invisible

Best of Festival Cinema Invisible

Redding chapter of the Euphrates Institute, in partnership with the Shasta County Arts Council, will host the international film festival The Best of Festival Cinema Invisible on January 6-7, 2017 at Old City Hall, 1313 Market Street, Redding, CA. Films will screen on Friday, 1/6/17 from 6-10 p.m and Saturday, 1/7/17…

California Peace Alliance

California Peace Alliance

The California Peace Alliance, Campaign for a U. S. Department of Peacebuilding is having a Second Monday Telephone Conference – a conversation with Maurice Carney, Friends of the Congo on December 12, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific time). This call is open to all who are interested. Call-in # 1-712-775-7031, Access Code 719-062-520# If…

Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Guardian has a good article about the European convention on human rights, drafted by the newly formed Council of Europe in 1950. It starts with each of […]

Peace Initiative Shasta County

Peace Initiative Shasta County

The rhetoric from the recent Presidential election has caused concern and fear that the civil/human rights of some religious, racial, disabled, mentally ill, LGBTQ, ethnic minorities and public policy dissenters will be lost. There has been an increase in hate and intolerance. In November 2016 a group of citizens in Shasta…

The Opportunity Agenda

This 3+ minute YouTube video from Opportunity Agenda is about how social justice leaders can connect to the values shared by the vast majority of Americans to build public support for transformative change. The Opportunity Agenda is a social justice communication lab. They “collaborate with social justice leaders to move hearts and minds, driving lasting policy […]

Make It A Happy Thanksgiving

Make It A Happy Thanksgiving

With the divisive Presidential election still a raw, open wound in the psyches of the majority of American families, it is important to consciously make this Thanksgiving Day happy by practicing civility at the dinner table. PBS New Hour has published a Guide to Holiday Civility with wisdom from their contributors.…

Transpartisan America

Rev. Mary Mitchell  is conducting a discussion study of Stephen Dinan’s book Sacred America, Sacred World, on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 a.m to noon, starting November 15, 2016 through December 13, 2016, at Center for Spiritual Living, 1905 Hartnell Ave., Redding CA. The book, published in July, 2016, prior to the Presidential election, is “a manifesto for a […]

Day of Healing & Reconciliation

After a bitterly divided election with unexpected results, can we still reunite in a spirit of unity, forgiveness, and solidarity? Shift Network is having a Day of Healing & Reconciliation on November 13, 2016 from noon to 2 p.m. pst. The event will be a live broadcast on Facebook. Can the right and left come together as […]

Now What? After the Presidential Election

Now What? After the Presidential Election

On Tuesday, citizens of the United States unexpectedly elected Donald Trump as President. So now what, after the Presidential election? Trump has promised to undo the Obama legacy and Republican majorities in both the House and Senate might facilitate this. We have a country that is bitterly divided and polarized between…

California Ballot Initiatives

California Ballot Initiatives

By now you have probably received your mail-in ballot and realize that you now have to make final decisions on the California Ballot Initiatives for November 8, 2016. After Bernie Sander’s supported Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign the populist revolution movement he started morphed into Our Revolution. Officially launched in August 24, 2016 Our…

Pride March in Redding

Pride March in Redding

NorCal OUTreach Project is sponsoring a PRIDE gathering at noon on Saturday, October 15, 2016 in the Atrium at the south end of the Promenade. The proposed march from the north end of the Promenade to Library Park, adjacent to the railroad tracks has been changed due to rain. NCOP is a…

Justice Bus Project

Justice Bus Project

OneJustice’s Justice Bus Project is coming to Redding on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 1-5 p.m. at Shasta College Health Sciences Center, 1400 Market Street, Suite 8204, Redding CA. One Justice will be offering for a FREE criminal record clearance clinic –  an opportunity for individuals to meet one-on-one with volunteer law…

International Day of Non-Violence

International Day of Non-Violence

The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on October 2nd, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence. The United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution in 2007 which “established the commemoration, the International Day is an occasion to…

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