Thursday, August 13, 2020

MHCH Affordable Housing and Environmentalism Forum


You’re invited to our MHCH Monthly Housing Justice                 Educational Forum. Learn about the environmental dangers posed by the ill—conceived Spacebank housing development in East Pasadena, and how and why affordable housing is often the most environmentally friendly housing ever built.

When: Tuesday, Aug 25, 2020    7:00 PM Pacific Time

Register in advance for this meeting:

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.                 

For more info, contact Jill@makinghousinghappen.com.

SPEAKERS:

Kristin Shrader-Frechette is O’Neill Family Professor, Department of Biological Sciences and Department of Philosophy, at the University of Notre Dame. She has previously held senior professorships at the University of California and the University of Florida. She has been personally affected by environmental pollution: her  mother died of an environmentally-induced cancer at the age of 43, leaving seven children motherless in Kentucky. Not only does she know her science–with degrees in mathematics and philosophy as well as post-doctoral work in biology, hydroecology, and economics–she is also well versed in Catholic social teaching. Here in Pasadena she has taken up the cause of making sure that any housing built at the Spacebank, a site contaminated with toxic waste from military testing, is safe for children and families.

Tim Kohut, AIA, is Director of Sustainable Design with National Community Renaissance, a regional Developer/Builder of affordable housing.  Tim works with design teams, construction teams and subcontractors implementing strategies aimed at high performance and energy efficiency and to ensure that all projects are built to meet the strictest accessibility requirements.  He is a Certified Accessibility Specialist (CASp), a Certified Energy Analyst (CEA), Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Rater, and Building Performance Institute (BPI)Energy Analyst.  Tim has spent more than 20 years designing, building, and consulting on affordable housing projects throughout Southern California.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Nuclear Abolition and Climate Justice: Lessons from the Pandemic Timmon Wallis and Vicki Elson

 

Please join us online

ICUJP Friday Forum
August 14, 7:30-9:30 am PDT

 NuclearBan.US

Nuclear Abolition and Climate Justice: Lessons from the Pandemic
Timmon Wallis and Vicki Elson, NuclearBan.US

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We've all learned during the Covid pandemic about “flattening the curve.” How do we flatten the curve on climate change before it's too late? And what about flattening the curve on that other existential threat to the planet, nuclear war? We don't often talk about inequality as an existential threat, but that curve needs flattening, too.

We have the tools to flatten all these curves, if we just set our minds to it. And, as it turns out, flattening one curve is the best way to flatten the others.

Timmon Wallis and Vicki Elson of NuclearBan.US will talk about their involvement with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) and the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Adopted at the UN by 122 countries, the treaty won ICAN that year’s Nobel Peace Prize. NuclearBan.US’s  report Warheads to Windmills: How to Pay for a Green New Deal, launched in Congress last year, suggests ways to unify and address the issues of nuclear weapons, climate change and inequality all at once.

Timmon WallisTimmon, the Executive Director of NuclearBan.US, holds a PhD in peace studies from Bradford University. He previously was executive director of Nonviolent Peaceforce and has directed peace-building projects in Colombia, Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Myanmar, Chechnya, the Philippines, South Sudan, and other countries. His new book, Disarming the Nuclear Argument: The Truth About Nuclear Weapons, is a “handbook for those seeking a safer, saner world” that analyzes nuclear weapons’ cost, risk, and legality and the fallacy of “deterrence.”

Vicki ElsonVicki, co-founder and Creative Director of NuclearBan.US, is also Executive Director of TreatyAwareness.US. A chapter leader of Represent.US, which fights Big Money in politics (of which nuclear weapons are the most egregious example), she has been a childbirth educator, filmmaker, and labor support “doula” for 35 years. Witnessing the 2017 U.N. negotiations for the nuclear weapons prohibition treaty changed her life, as she watched the roomful of ambassadors break their own rules (no clapping or hugging) when they reached agreement.

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Start your morning with us!

Reflection: Louis Chase
Facilitator: Grace Dyrness
Zoom host: Daryn Kobata

* Link to this week's agenda*
 
** Meetings begin promptly at 7:30 am PDT. **

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ICUJP Friday Forum 8/14
Time: 07:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 846 8850 3371

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Meeting ID: 846 8850 3371

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UPCOMING EVENTS

FRIDAY, SEPT 11: Save the date! The Friday Forum will commemorate the 19th anniversary of 9/11. At 5:00 pm, the 2020 George F. Regas Courageous Peacemaker Award will be presented in a special online program. Details coming soon!

FRIDAY FORUMS

AUG 21: Greta Zarro, World Beyond War

ICUJP Board members: The August meeting will take place following the 8/21 forum.


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Sunday, August 9, 2020

Roberta Martinez, expert on Latino history and anti-bias work, will speak at Orange Grove Meeting on Aug 16 at 10 am

Roberta Martinez

Roberta Martinez, well-known author of “Latinos in Pasadena” (2009), will give an adult study presentation focusing on the ethnic/racial diversity of Pasadena for Orange Grove Friends (Quakers). Her presentation is called: “Community Migration: Push, Pull, Prejudice.” This adult study is sponsored by OGMM’a Peace and Social Concerns Committee. 

When: Sunday, August 16, at 10 am

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Roberta was born and raised in East LA, CA.   She’s conducted ethnographic interviews with members of Asian American Pacific Islander, Armenian, Black, Latino, and LGBTQ, and White communities in Pasadena.  She has worked as a facilitator for  “A World of Difference” - an anti-bias program of the Anti-Defamation League. Earlier this year she was interviewed by CSPAN on the history of Latinos in the San Gabriel Valley and has lectured at the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens.  She was involved with the AFSC when its office was located in Pasadena. She is a founder of the Latino Heritage parade.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Readings from "Mowing Leaves of Grass"by Matt Sedillo, poet and author

I'm thrilled that ICUJP will be hosting this Latinx poet during our Friday Forum on August 7 at 7:30 am. Be there or be square!

Please join us online

ICUJP Friday Forum
August 7, 7:30-9:30 am PDT

Matt SedilloCourtesy of Matt Sedillo

Readings from Mowing Leaves of Grass
Matt Sedillo, poet and author

Call in by phone: +1 (669) 900-6833*
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We can't pass the green donation bucket in person, but ICUJP still needs your support. Please give as generously as you can:
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• Or use the Give+ app for iPhone or Android
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Thank you!
Matt Sedillo has been described as the "best political poet in America" as well as "the poet laureate of struggle" by academics and journalists alike. Join us this Friday as Matt reads from his latest poetry collection, Mowing Leaves of Grass.
 
Matt SedilloMatt has appeared on CSPAN and in the Los Angeles Times, and has spoken at Casa de las Americas and the University of Cambridge. He is the current literary director of the dA Center for the Arts in Pomona, CA.
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Start your morning with us!
Reflection: Daryn Kobata
Facilitator: Anthony Manousos
Zoom host: Daryn Kobata
** Link to this week's agenda.**
 
** Meetings begin promptly at 7:30 am PDT. **
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To participate by video conference, you'll need to first download the Zoom app on your computer or mobile device. When you log in, you'll then enter the Meeting ID number. The video conference will allow you to see slides and video, as well as speakers and other attendees.
If you prefer to join by phone, you'll be prompted to enter the Meeting ID number. You won't be able to see the visuals during the presentation, but you can view them on the meeting video recording afterward. 
If you're new to Zoom and would like to use the video option, we recommend you download the app well ahead of time.
ICUJP Friday Forum 8/7
Time: 07:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Option 1: Join Zoom Video Meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84589627650
Meeting ID: 845 8962 7650
Option 2: Dial in by phone only:+1 (669) 900-6833 US (California)
Meeting ID: 845 8962 7650
(To find a dial-in number closer to you, go here.)
Meeting controls for call-in attendees:
To mute/unmute yourself: *6
To raise hand: *9
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Zoom Update: Password Starts Oct. 3

Zoom has postponed its rollout of the password/waiting room requirement until late September. For ICUJP Friday Forums, passwords will be needed starting October 3. We'll send out reminders again as the time gets closer.
Please note: Our Friday Forums and other events are open to the public. By attending, you consent to having your voice and likeness recorded, photographed, posted on ICUJP's website and social media, and included in ICUJP materials and publications for noncommercial purposes. If you don't want to be photographed or recorded, please let the facilitator know.

UPCOMING EVENTS
FRIDAY, SEPT 11: Save the date! The Friday Forum will commemorate the 19th anniversary of 9/11. From 5:30-7 pm, the 2020 George F. Regas Courageous Peacemaker Award will be presented in a special online program. Details coming soon!
FRIDAY FORUMS
AUG 14: Nuclear Abolition and Climate Justice - Timmon Wallis and Vicki Elson

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