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Monterey Peace and Justice Center

Mission

To Inspire and Mobilize the people of Monterey County to cultivate peace, social justice, nonviolence, democracy, and environmental sustainability in our community and the world through education and advocacy.

The Big Idea

The Monterey Peace and Justice Center aims to inspire and mobilize the people of Monterey County to cultivate peace, social justice, nonviolence, democracy and environmental sustainability in our community through education and advocacy. The protection of economic rights is fundamental to a healthy democracy and is central to so many of the critical issues we face as a society—including debt, education, criminal justice, foreign trade, racism, depletion of natural resources, climate change and war. The nonprofit seeks to provide educational forums that educate and empower ordinary people to have a voice in shaping and regulating our own local and national economies. They explore a range of topics including public banking, not-for-profit business models, worker-owned cooperatives, the failures of capitalism, the promises of a “green” economy, and race and gender inequities.

Thank you to the Monterey Peace and Justice Center for providing Monterey Peninsula Pride with a welcoming and inclusive space to meet, organize, and plan our annual Pride Parade and Celebration!

- Meggie Pina

We’re In This Together.

Nonprofits are more important that ever in this trying time. Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $5.3 million for 163 local nonprofits in 2019.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $27 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful.

Look for the 2020 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) in the Monterey County Weekly this June/July. Monterey County Gives! 2020 campaign kicks off in early November.

Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 4,902 donors. We did it, together.