Climate Disruption and U.S. Militarism

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Saturday Feb 1st, (2020-02-01)

A Winnable War Is No Longer Possible


Cindy Piester

Co-sponsored by Veterans For Peace, Ventura County

“The United States Department of Defense is the world’s largest institutional user of fossil fuels and correspondingly, the world’s largest institutional producer of greenhouse gas emissions.”


Military operations leave a toxic legacy on their bases and across the world.  Wars ravage fragile ecosystems and kill plants, animals, people and the earth.  Please join us as Cindy shares her insights into the nexus of U.S. militarism and climate disruption.

Cindy Piester is a lifetime activist who has devoted herself to climate issues in recent years.  She is a Board Member of the Unitarian Universalists for Just Economic Communities (UUJEC) and has submitted a proposal to present “Ending Imperialism and Oil Wars:  Restoring Earth’s Balance” at the next UU General Assembly.  Cindy is also a long-time associate member of Veterans for Peace

Come to Your Census

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Saturday Feb 22nd, (2020-02-22)


Justine Fischer

What does census data mean for our community?

Please join us for a discussion on the importance of the 2020 U.S. Census.

Topics to include…

  • Overview of U.S. Census history
  • How Census data is used
  • Constitutionality and current challenges for 2020 Census
  • Impacts for the upcoming decade

Justine Fischer is currently a Partnership Specialist for the 2020 Census in Ventura County and was California State PTA President 2015-17.  Justine is an ardent community advocate and has a background of working with and for children and youth, especially those in under-served and vulnerable communities.  Justine is working to ensure that everyone in the county knows they count!

Annual Auction

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Saturday Feb 29th, (2020-02-29)