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Week of May 18, 2020


Preparing for Peace Camp in a Lockdown Era

Is There Space for Face-to-Face Events?

PPJPC will be polling parents and guardians of former attendees of Peace Camp to receive feedback on the type of Peace Camp that might be possible this year. Hillside Community Center originally planned to be fully open by late July, but now is reconsidering types of programs that may be possible as social distancing and limits on group size are expected to remain at least partially in place through the summer. Does it make the most sense to plan Peace Camp as a fully online event? Will there be opportunities for small face-to-face activities at the beginning and end of camp? We’ll be providing the results of our survey soon, but feel free to let us know what you think at or

Peak Environment Podcast 58 Examines Indigenous Land Management for Food

Studio 809’s Peak Environment has its first new episode since the lockdown! Konrad Schlarbaum, sustainability coordinator at Pikes Peak Community College and chair of Green Cities Coalition, presents a Pikes Peak Foodshed Forum presentation from Feb., 8, before the quarantine, on local food featuring keynoter Michael Alcazar.

You can find the latest podcast here:

Also be sure to check out “The PFAS Story in El Paso County,” the third Peak Environment podcast on PFAS. You can’t escape toxic PFAS chemicals. They are everywhere. Get an update on what we know and what’s being done about water contamination by PFAS (Perfluoroalklsubstance). Groundwater and surface water in portions of the Pikes Peak Region is known to have PFAS contamination, due to years of firefighting exercises at Peterson Field and the Air Force Academy (PFAS have been an ingredient in firefighting foam for decades). 

You can find Podcast 57 here:

PPJPC Seeks Interest for Officers of Board

While we at PPJPC identified potential board members at our Feb. 29 annual meeting, we are seeking your help as we reconstitute post-quarantine. If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone else to a board position, contact us at or After double-checking with candidates, we will send out a slate of board candidates for member approval.


Active for Justice Podcast Covers Plowshares Nuns' March 5 Speeches

Thanks to Greg, Dave, Rick, and everyone at Studio 809 (who are currently on a virus semi-sabbatical) for editing the presentation Ardeth Platte and Carol Gilbert gave at All Souls Church on March 5. We were lucky to host the sisters for several events prior to the quarantine being enacted locally. We have also listed the latest two Peak Environment podcasts of Studio 809 below, though it may be a few weeks before additional podcasts are added.

Plowshares Podcast here:

PPJPC Offers Sound System for Community Group Rental

PPJPC has partnered with Studio 809 to purchase a portable sound system appropriate for indoor or outdoor use. If you are interested in arranging the use of this sound system, contact Victoria at (719) 632-6189.

New Webinar on Hybrid Warfare

About Face: Veterans Against the War and World Without War partnered in late March to present a webinar that is now available for viewing online. “The Age of Hybrid Warfare” is available on YouTube at You can also check out the PowerPoint slides that go with the webinar at  This seminar looks at the creation of “permanent war” environments when economic warfare, “lawfare,” cyberwar, and other methods augment traditional avenues of armed conflict.

Concrete Couch Seeks Students (and Teachers) for Online Courses

Our friends at Concrete Couch have joined school districts and nonprofits in offering online distance-learning classes. All are invited to visit for the latest list of courses. In general, Mondays are reserved for courses on growing or preparing food; Tuesdays are for art; Wednesdays, construction; Thursdays for science; Fridays for mindful movement such as yoga and dance; and Saturdays are a wild card! Steve Wolf tells us that Concrete Couch is looking for teachers, too, so drop him a line at
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