Welcome to a Coalition of Peace Activists in Monterey County, California

The Peace Coalition of Monterey County holds steering committee meetings from 2:00 to 4:00 on the third Sunday of January, March, May, July, September, and November at the Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside, CA 93955. For more information on these meetings and events, contact the PCMC chair (2021): Sidney Ramsden Scott: sramsdenscott@hotmail.com

The purpose of The Peace Coalition of Monterey County is to bring organizations and individuals dedicated to peace together to promote non-violent solutions to world conflicts and promote long-range policies for a just and peaceful world. Some of these organizations are home-grown, while others are the local branches of statewide, national, or international organizations. You can see the full list of PCMC member organizations under “members” on this website.

The PCMC often holds a Community Meeting where the public is invited to hear a speaker on some interesting topic and to participate in discussion. The public is also welcome to participate in PCMC-sponsored events and activities.

The PCMC Steering Committee, however, deals only with issues brought to it by representatives of PCMC member organizations. If you have an issue or action you would like to present to the coalition, or add to this website’s month-at-a-glance calendar, we ask that you first take it to one of the PCMC member organizations for endorsement or sponsorship. You have many organizations that belong to the Peace Coalition of Monterey County to choose from! For upcoming events, see the weekly Peace Calendar on the “Calendar” menu.

A good place to start is at the Monterey Peace & Justice Center, at 1364 Fremont Blvd in Seaside. The Peace Center hosts frequent pot-luck gatherings, educational events, and study groups where you can get acquainted with our local peace community. For information, call 831-899-PEACE (899-7322) or visit their website at https://peacecentral.wordpress.com/

Many organizations in the PCMC depend upon the Monterey Peace & Justice Center as a place to hold meetings and events, to coordinate activities and efforts, for access to resources such as computer internet connection and printing, sign-making, and the free exchange of ideas with people from other organizations. The Peace Center also hosts free classes for adults who want to learn English.

We encourage you to find your niche in the peace community. Whether you have a lot of time to give, or only a little, we hope you will join us in the belief that a better world is possible.

(You can view the PCMC Statement of Purpose, Standing Rules, and Application information at the PCMC under the “Forms” menu.)


September 2022