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Fresno Center for Nonviolence  
28th Anniversary Celebration and Way of Peace Awards
Saturday, July 11, 10:00 am – Noon — Not Zoom, Not recorded, Live! 
Sadly, due to COVID-19 precautions space is limited. Reservations are required.  
To reserve your “ticket” email Her reply will include the address of the venue
Join the Center leaders and friends to acknowledge the persistence of this organization in its dedication to Peace & Social Justice. Meet and acknowledging the work of local activist leaders who will receive the Way of Peace Award for their embodiment of the goals of the Center.  
Speaker: Kathleen Schock, host of   Valley Edition on Valley Public Radio speaking on “Police Violence Against Journalists”.  
Way of Peace Award recipients: 
Rachel Bowman  
Reverend Tim Kutzmark  
Youth Award: Leaders of Fresno State Chapter of NAACP’s community organizing following the death of George Floyd  – D’Aungillique Jackson, Denise Rogers-Heydt, Joshua Slack  
Group Award: Democratic Socialists of America
Sunday, July 5, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Zoom, California Poor People’s Campaign State Open House  At this Open House, we will get connected, learn more about the Campaign, and discuss our next steps to demand Justice Jubilee in our state! Details here.  Facebook
The  movie 13th: From Slave to Criminal with One Amendment is currently available to view FREE from NetFlix on YouTube event if you don’t have a NetFlix subscription

Daren Miller recommends this film for all who want to better understand race in the  US.  

An examination of the U.S. prison system looks at how the U.S. history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America. This piercing, Oscar-nominated film won Best Documentary at the Emmys, the BAFTAs and the NAACP Image Awards.
The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis.  
Watch the trailer here. 
Free? Really free? Yes, learn why? Netflix Releases 10 Documentary Films and Series for Free on YouTube 

Aileen Rizo who sued Fresno County Board of Education for gender discrimination in her pay got good news this week from the US Supreme Court. 
Action for the environment: 
From Fresnans Against Fracking and the Sierra Club, Ron Martin writes:  
There are many environmental bills in the California legislature this session that the Sierra Club is following in the California legislature, several addressing petroleum and climate change.  
Sierra Club Energy Committee asks you to contact your State Senator:
SB 3214 – fines for off-shore oil spills SUPPORT  

Sierra Club  Energy Committee asks you to contact your State Assemblyman: 
AB 3030 & AB 2287 – compostable alternatives to plastic SUPPORT
AB 3279 puts requirements on plaintiffs making it harder to file CEQA lawsuits OPPOSE
AB 1002 – reduction of electric vehicle (EV) charger plans OPPOSE 

Ron Martin, (559) 222-5524 – landline
American Friends Service Committee, AFSC reflects on good news: 
The Supreme Court announced groundbreaking decisions to protect LGBTQ people from employment discrimination, preserve California’s sanctuary state law, and uphold Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) for hundreds of thousands of immigrants in the U.S.—all while people across the country continue to march in support of Black Lives Matter and demand systemic change, including through yesterday’s powerful actions commemorating Juneteenth. Read AFSC’s statement on DACA.   

The Supreme Court just upheld DACA. Now it’s time for Congress to act: Tell your senators to provide permanent protections for DACA recipients and create a roadmap to citizenship for all immigrants   

Supreme Court rejects Trump administration’s bid to void California sanctuary state law: The law—which limits cooperation between local police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement—has had a significant impact, says AFSC’s Pedro Rios. (KPBS)
Starting July 4 
Fresno Filmworks
 is screening the film JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE.  
This is a virtual screening. Once rented, you have access to the film for 30 days. Once you start to watch the film, you have 72 hours to complete it. Tickets $12.  
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