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ICUJP Friday Forum
July 12th, 7:30-9:30 am Pacific  

RISE! Stop Aerospace Expansion on California's Central Coast


Event Description: 

From a proposed $200 million expansion of Vandenberg Space Force Base, home to nuclear missile testing and Elon Musk's Starlink satellite launches, to the building of the Naval Innovation Center right next to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, there has been an extensive expansion of the Military Industrial Complex on the California Central Coast.

Marcy Winograd will speak on the impact this expansion of military spending and building will have on the environment, economic inequality, and security of the region and the West Coast as a whole.

Join the conversation with our speaker:

Marcy Winograd 
co-chairs the Central Coast Antiwar Coalition, which has organized RISE!-Responsible Innovation Science & Energy-to stop plans for massive expansion of the military industrial complex on the Central Coast. Marcy also
volunteers as the Coordinator of CODEPINK CONGRESS and a co-producer of CODEPINK Radio. A long-time anti-war activist, Marcy also volunteers as Co-Chair of the Peace in Ukraine Coalition, advocating for a ceasefire and diplomatic resolution to the Russia-Ukraine war.

In 2010, Marcy mobilized 41% of the vote in her primary congressional peace challenge to then incumbent Jane Harman. In 2020, Marcy served as a CA DNC delegate to Bernie Sanders after organizing polling locations on almost every college campus in Los Angeles County and Orange County.

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AFSC Investigate: Action/Research on The War Machine and Who Profits

7:30 - 7:35  Log in and socialize
7:35 - 7:45  Welcome and introductions 
7:45 - 7:50  Reflection (5 min. maximum)
7:50 - 9:15  Program and Q&A
9:15 - 9:20  Announcements
9:20 - 9:30  Closing circle and prayer

Start your morning with us! 

Facilitator: Phil Way
Reflector: Jasmine Hailey

** Meetings begin promptly at 7:30 am Pacific. **


Here's how to join the online meeting:

To join by video conference, you'll need to download the Zoom app on your computer or mobile device. Click on the link to join the meeting and then enter the Meeting ID number and passcode. You'll be able 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 and passcode. You won't be able to see the visuals or attendees, 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 07/12/24
Time: 07:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)


(To find a dial-in number closer to you, go here.)


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.

Photo Credit: Robert Corsini/Videocratic Media

Life Not Death: Celebrating Palestinian Culture in Time of War

Sunday, July 28th, 3:00 – 5:00
All-Saints Church, Pasadena, CA
Sweetland Hall


Please join us on Sunday, July 28th, from 3:00 - 5:00 pm at All-Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena for Life Not Death: Celebrating Palestinian Culture in Time of War. Our event will focus on artists from Palestine, and will feature prose, poetry, drama, music and dance from the region. Join us in a compassionate community space for participants to channel their emotions about the devastation of Gaza into constructive action and advocacy.

Along with experiencing great performances, you will be able to send messages to offices of elected officials, contribute to humanitarian organizations, and be involved in actions against businesses profiting from war.

Please join host Hedab Tarifi and many others as we highlight the diversity and depth of Palestinian culture and support its people.

At Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace, we understand that grief, sorrow, and words are not enough to make change. We are called to work towards dialogue and solutions that affirm the primary calling of our organization - Religious Communities MUST Stop Blessing War and Violence.

Long before the tragic events of October 7th of last year, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace has been shining a light on the Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe), and we will continue to host live events as well as streamed forums to counter the oppression of fact-based and compassionate voices on campuses and in the media.

Your financial support of our mission will help us create more in-person events, fund costs like printing of materials and event support, and will keep us going in our mission to seek an alternative to the fear-mongering and vengefulness sweeping much of our nation.

Thank you for being a partner in our fight for inclusion, equity and justice for all — will you join us in our future work by making a special gift to ICUJP today?

Please join us in our ongoing work to open doors with dialogue and compassion, and to make change with diligence, creativity, and open hearts and minds.



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