Calendar

As of 1/16/2018 

Friday, January 197:30  at Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno, 2111 Nees Avene, Fresno. 
Carpool from Reedley Peace Center parking lot at 6:30
Speaker: Christiana Zenner Peppard, professor of Theology, Science and Ethics at Fordham University.  Topic: Water, Religious Values, and Sustainability.  This is the opening session of Interfaith Scholar Weekend.  
 
Friday, January 26, 6:30-8:30
Presenter from California's High Speed Rail Authority
 
Friday, February 2, 6:30-8:30
Documentary: Common Man, Uncommon Vision: The Cesar E. Chavez Story  is an account of the vision, philosophy and life of one of our nation's most profound leaders.
 
 
Friday, February 9, 6:30-8:30
Speaker: Katerina Friesen.  Topic: Doctrine of Discovery
 
Thursday, February 15, 7:00-8:00
Candidate Night (candidates for House of Representatives District 22-currently held by Devin Nunes) at Reedley College. Reedley Peace Center is co-sponsoring this event. 
 
Friday, February 16, 7:30 pm  at North Fresno Mennonite Brethern Church, 5724 N. Fresno Street, Fresno
Discover: A Comic Lamentstarring Ted Swartz and Michelle Milne, is a play about the Doctrine of Discovery, the legal framework that justifies theft of land and oppression of Indigenous Peoples. It finds unexpected humor at the crossroads of justice and land use, offering both comic and challenging glimpses into the absurdity of white settler oppression of Indigenous Peoples and the land we live on. A show about love, and loss, of land, Discovery nudges us to question our stories with honesty and integrity.   
 
Friday, February 23, 6:30-8:30
Speaker: Michael Kunz, Biological and Environmental Science Program Director at Fresno Pacific University, will talk about his new book, Muir's Temples: A Natural History of Sequoia Grove's Plants.
 
Friday, March 2, 6:30-8:30
Speaker: Joanna Shenk, associate pastor of First Mennonite Church in San Francisco, speaking about her book, Vincent Harding: The Movement Makes Us Human
 
Friday, March 9 6:30-9
We will view the first two segments of Ilan Ziv's documentary, Capitalism. 
(1) Adam Smith, the Birth of the Free Market 
(2) The Wealth of Nations: A New Gospel?
 
Friday and Saturday, March 16 and 17
Fifteenth Annual Reedley Peace Center Retreat  at St. Nicholas Ranch.  Presenter, resource person, and discussion leader will be Andrew Fiala, professor of philosophy at CSUFresno.
Program will be segments 3 through 6 of Ilan Ziv's documentary, Capitalism. Presenter, resource person, and discussion leader will be Andrew Fiala, professor of philosophy at CSUFresno.
(3) Ricardo and Malthus: Did You Say Freedom?
(4) What if Marx Was Right?
(5) Keynes vs. Hayek: A Fake Debate?
(6) Karl Polanyi, the Human Factor