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Social Justice Collective Weekly newsletter is NOT affiliated with Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice

The recent Social Justice Collective Weekly newsletter that is currently circulating the media is NOT affiliated with the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center's Social Justice Collective. RMPJC supports inclusivity and equality; we find the content of the newsletter offensive and absurd. While we are anti-war, that does not equate with being anti-veteran. Check out what we're doing at SJC to PROMOTE social justice!

RMPJC's Statement on Charlottesville

Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center supports those who have been impacted by violence by white supremacists in Charlottesville, as they boldly challenged racism in their community. Last week's violence is a vivid reminder that overt displays of racism are rising in the U.S., as well as anti-Jewish sentiment and actions. We believe that we must challenge racism in all forms. We condemn the values and actions of white nationalist groups, and we strongly believe that anti-racist work must start at home -- in ourselves, interpersonally, and in our local institutions. We are committed to acknowledging the ways that white supremacy has been at the foundation of this country -- in the colonizat

Join RMPJC at our 3rd Annual Summer Picnic! September 1st

When: Friday, September 1st, 4:00pm-Sunset Where: Eben G. Fine Park 101 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder Join us at the park for some summer-time fun! Feel free to bring your friends, dogs, outdoor games, and musical instruments. We will offer vegan snacks and refreshments, largely donated from local, organic farms. The event will be a great opportunity to learn about the work at RMPJC, network, relax, and enjoy the weather. Let us know if you'll be attending!

Anti-War Demonstration, August 26

When: Saturday, August 26, 11 am - 12 pm Where: Canyon and Broadway, Boulder We'll carry signs opposing wars against Russia, Syria, North Korea, etc. Let's be visible in our opposition to war! We'll have some signs or bring you own. More info carolyn@rmpjc.org or 720-509-3378. We'll hold anti-war demonstrations most (but not all) Saturdays from now on. Watch our emails for the announcements.

Safety Pin Box Bootcamp for White Allies

JOIN Boulder Showing Up for Racial Justice for a 6 session training. Safety Pin Box is run by and for Black women and femmes who work to make sure white allyship is accountable to those most impacted by white supremacy and has the highest impact in changing culture. Sessions will start September 20th and run every other Wednesday evening at 6:30pm. Where: First Congregational Church, 1128 Pine St, Boulder, CO 80302 (this is not a religious event) Dates: Sept 20th, Oct 4th, 18th, Nov 1, 8, 22th (if this date doesn't work for most people we may bump to the 15th) Fee: $45 options are Paypal renmor12@gmail.com or email that address to get address for a check. DUE by August 27th to secure a spot.

Action Against White Supremacy, August 19th

Link to event on facebook THIS EVENT HAS BEEN REWORKED IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE SOLIDARITY ACTIONS AROUND THE COUNTRY ON AUGUST 19 Community members are welcome to attend either or both events. If you are attending the rally, please wear comfortable shoes and bring water. 10:30 am - 12 pm at Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder Overview of ways to take action against white supremacy: - "Calling in" on NextDoor.com and local Facebook groups - Safety Pin Box workshop series via BSURJ - Inclusivity signage process and the City of Boulder - Research on local monuments & buildings as part of #TakeItDowncampaign - Other ideas from the community * $5 suggested don

We need you for Peacemaker of the Year!

To volunteer for the planning process of our annual Peacemaker of the Year Awards dinner, or to help obtain items for our silent auction, please email RMPJC@earthlink.net Thank you!

Ways to Support #Charlottesville

Here's a fantastic list of ways to support Charlottesville, in terms of on-going medical and legal aid, lists of anti racist orgs, POC orgs to support, and a reading list.

Sign the Petition: Just Label It

Last year, U.S. President Obama signed a loophole-ridden GMO labeling bill into law. Now the USDA is deciding how to implement it, and has opened a public comment period until August 25. As you might have guessed, Monsanto and the junk food industry have their lobbyists out in full force. They're once again teaming up to try to keep us all in the dark about what we're eating. Just Label It has launched a petition calling on the USDA to close the loopholes and stand up for your right to know. Click here to sign the petition now.

In Memory: William Coligny Doub II  (1935 – 2017)

Bill “Terry” Doub died peacefully August 3, 2017 in San Francisco with family and friends by his side. He was born July 9, 1935 in Oakland, CA and grew up in Piedmont, CA. Bill loved rock climbing, mountaineering, and skiing. He began these activities at age 12 and continued doing them in the United States and Canada for most of his life. Bill attended Pomona College where he met his future wife Nancy Platt Carlson of Queens, NY. After completing college, he was drafted into the Army and served in Germany where he and Nancy were married in 1959. After completing his military service, Bill studied Chinese philosophy with a focus on Taoism. He received an MA degree from Stanford in 1962

Nuclear Guardianship Community Meeting

When: Thursday, August 10, 7-9 pm Where: Thalacker in Wilson Hall, Naropa University, 2130 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder Please help us Keep Kids Off Rocky Flats! We're working to prevent dangerous projects, including: - The Rocky Mountain Greenway - The Jefferson Parkway - Public Recreation at Rocky Flats The meeting is free and open to the public. It will be held at Thalacker Conference Room, Wulsin Hall, to the northeast of the Great Sycamore trees (where someone will be to direct folks to the meeting). Note: Wulsin Hall is the modern building on Arapahoe to the east of the iconic and historic Lincoln building. Entry is on the south side, off the Naropa green by the great Sycamore trees.

Social (Justice) Hour: Summer Potluck

When: Thursday, August 10, 6-8 pm Where: Scott Carpenter Park, 2900 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder While the weather is still nice out, SJC is hosting an afternoon snack potluck. Given the fire ban, we will not be using a barbeque, but encouraging small snacks like fruits, cheeses, crackers, tea, and coffee for a pre-dinner bite and afternoon conversation. Please bring one or two things to share, and feel free to post on the page what you are bringing so we do not have to worry about overlapping snacks! Social (Justice) Hour is a monthly social event to get together to meet other fellow activists and community members in a relaxed environment! Our mission is to foster a community among fellow movem

Social Justice Collective's "Just Watch": An Inconvenient Sequel

Social Justice Collective's "Just Watch": An Inconvenient Sequel When: Tuesday, August 15, Time To Be Determined Where: Century Theater, Boulder Tuesday is $5 movie night at Century Theater - Let's go see Al Gore's 'An Inconvenient Sequel' and hope that his monotone voice doesn't put us to sleep! Showtimes have not yet been set so the exact time will be announced. Please check our Facebook event for the time as we get closer to the event.

Take Action: BoCo SURJ Letter Writing

Please join Showing Up for Racial Justice - Boulder THIS week for a letter writing campaign. Wednesday, August 9th, 6:30-8:30 pm First Congregational Church, 1128 Pine Street, Boulder OR Saturday, August 12, 10 am - 12 pm Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder, 5001 Pennsylvania Ave SURJ will be focused on two very important issues in Boulder County, and we need your voice and letters. 1. We will be writing letters to Boulder City Council asking them to consider the findings of the Inclusivity Report and its focus on access to affordable housing. There are a number of specific asks around affordable housing that we'll be addressing they'll be voting on some changes in September and we want

Join Cardboard Cory! August 12th

Join Cardboard Cory! Your presence at one or more of the Cardboard Cory on the Streets Tour with Indivisible Front Range Resistance is requested! The next two in Boulder are at the Farmers' Market on Wednesday, August 9, 4-7pm and at the Pearl Street Mall in front of the County Courthouse between 13th St and 14th St on Saturday, August 12, 3-6pm.

Keep Kids Off Rocky Flats at Farmer's Market for 72nd Anniversary of Hiroshima & Nagasaki, S

Please sign the petition to Keep Kids Off Rocky Flats Join us at RMPJC's Keep Kids Off Rocky Flats booth at the Boulder Farmer's Market on August 5, and August 12. The 72nd anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are on August 6 and 9. In the words of the American Friends Service Committee: It comes at a moment when peace movements around the world are building from the successful negotiations of the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty, while we are simultaneously resisting the U.S. $1.2 billion campaign to upgrade its nuclear arsenal, when Trump has put "all options are on the table" in the confrontation with North Korea, and when Trump and company are working to sabatoge the nuclear deal with Ira