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Week of December 23, 2019


One More Week of Indy Give!

PPJPC Needs YOUR Support in 2020

Whether you’d like to give through the Indy Give! campaign at, or send us a donation directly, we hope you’ll consider a healthy year-end donation to PPJPC to keep our programs alive in 2020. We’re finding new-found media interest in efforts like Excellence Academy, but we can’t sustain missions without your help. Join us in our campaign countdown!

Meanwhile, more bags of “Peaceful Joe” have been prepared in both whole bean and ground versions. Thanks to our supporters at Veteran Coffee Roasters, who have moved from S. Tejon to a new location at 2110 Busch, off 21st St. south of US 24. Each pound is $15.95, and includes a donation to PPJPC through Indy Give! You can text orders to (401) 226-8988, and reference “PPJPC Peaceful Joe” in the text. You can also call VCR at (719) 375-5529 to find out hours at the new location. Thanks to friends and members for selling out the first batch in less than 48 hours!


Spaulding Featured in AfJ Podcast

Colorado Springs needs to have some conversations, changes, and healing in the aftermath of the death of De’Von Bailey – shot in the back on August 3 as he ran from two police officers. Community members gathered for dialogue in this “listening session” at the Sand Creek Library on August 19, 2019.

You can hear AfJ Podcast 3 at

The podcast team has recorded Spaulding's speech at the PPJPC Peace Breakfast, as well as speakers from the Sept. 21 Urban Experience walk, and will have podcasts up soon!

Save the Date: MLK Day, Jan. 20, 2020

PPJPC is once again co-sponsoring MLK Day on the Colorado College campus. Save the morning of Monday, Jan. 20, and information on tickets will be forthcoming.

Peak Environment Podcast 51 Examines Hidden Costs of Renewables

The future looks bright for renewable energy, according to Joe Jenkins, Principal at Environmental Compliance Systems LLC, but there is a dark side. In this lively and popular presentation, Jenkins explores the hidden environmental and social impacts of the renewable energy supply chain, but emerges with a positive outlook for a renewable future.

This program was recorded at the October 2019 luncheon meeting of the Pikes Peak Environmental Forum. The Forum informs the community in Colorado Springs on issues of environmental import. Our monthly luncheon meeting topics have ranged from how earthquakes can predict weather events to sustainable energy solutions. Each month we learn something we weren’t necessarily aware we needed to know, but in broadening our knowledge, we deepen our understanding of, and our connection to, the world. Learn about future luncheons at our Facebook page, or contact us to be put on the email list for meeting notifications.
The latest podcast is at:

Also, check out the milestone podcast 50. Studio 809’s Peak Environment has reached its 50th-podcast milestone, and the new episode looks at the role of libraries in sustainability. Your local library may not be the first thing you think of when you consider sustainable practices in your community, but sustainability is a core value of librarianship. You might be surprised at all the ways your library contributes to sound environmental stewardship. The American Library Association Council passed a resolution in 2015 on the importance of sustainable libraries. The resolution notes that libraries play an important and unique role in wider community communications about resiliency, climate change and a sustainable future. This resolution was adopted as the ALA’s 12th core value of Librarianship in January of 2019.

Podcast 50 is at:


Protests in Colorado Springs, Denver Join Dozens Nationwide

Street protests in Colorado Springs and Denver on Dec. 17 preceded the Dec. 18 House vote to impeach the president. While the presence of Democrats in the actions was evident given the nature of the protests, they were dominated by independents who supported the impeachment articles. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to withhold transfer of the articles to the Senate in hopes of gaining a more comprehensive trial could lengthen the trial itself within the Senate, as well as delay the trial well into 2020. Nevertheless, the outcome of acquittal seems all but assured, and the process appears only to have hardened the 50-43 split within the population favoring impeachment.

RAWtools Plans RAWPOWer Workshop January 11 on "Nonviolence for Sticky Situations"

Start 2020 with keen vision! Spark your imagination, hone your soulforce skills! The RAWPOWer workshop, “Nonviolence for Sticky Situations,” will be presented at All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon, on Saturday January 11, from 9-3. Everyone welcome! Admission is free, but RAWtools is asking everyone to bring their own brown-bag lunch. Questions? Mary Sprunger-Froese,


Annual Meeting May Be Postponed Until Early February

Stay tuned for more information on the PPJPC Annual Meeting, which may be postponed until early February as we prepare assessments on primary programs for 2020.


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.

Blanket Donations Needed at Springs Rescue Mission, Salvation Army

The appeal for blankets for homeless people continues on.  Our two local shelters say the need is still there. In fact, the Salvation Army has been forced to rent blankets. Additionally, donations of towels are also requested.  Both shelters offer the opportunity to shower for their guests. 
Gently used blankets, comforters, quilts, or throws – along with towels- can be dropped off as follows.  The Salvation Army accepts donations Mon- Fri, 9 am thru noon at their R. J. Montgomery Center, 709 S. Sierra, near Cimarron.  The Rescue Mission donation warehouse, west of their main campus, is located at 111 W. Las Vegas St. with drop off times Mon- Fri 9:30am-4:30pm and Sat 9-11am. 
If you have a heart to help a homeless person, please consider donating new or used items.

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