Multi-Organization Call for a Citizens' Review Board

"We are a coalition of  Sonoma County human rights and social justice groups who have come together to suggest that the US Civil Right Commission revisit Sonoma County in light of the recent killing of thirteen-year old Andy Lopez by a Sonoma County Sheriff Deputy on October 22. In 1998 the California Advisory Committee of the Commission came to Sonoma County for an all day hearing regarding a spate of questionable civilian killings in the 1990s and in 2000 issued a very comprehensive report which sided with the community concerns.

Community Forum/Andy Lopez: An Open Conversation about Gun Violence and Police Accountability

Thursday, November 7th, Noon

Student Activities Center, Bertolini Student Center, SRJC Santa Rosa Campus

An SRJC Community Forum is to be held next Thursday, November 7th at Noon to discuss issues of gun violence and police accountability in the wake of the tragic shooting death of Andy Lopez by Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputy Erick Gelhaus.

Join me along with Alicia Sanchez, Reverend Ann Gray-Bird, Efren Carillo, Elbert "Big Man" Howard, Arnie Barragan, and District Attorney Jill Ravitch for a moderated discussion of these issues. Come early and submit questions for the panel.

Jailhouse for Gelhaus March to the D.A.'s Office

Tuesday, November 5th, 1:00 p.m.

Old Courthouse Square, 3rd and Mendocino, Santa Rosa, to the District Attorney's Office, 600 Administration Dr., Santa Rosa

WE HAVE ONE DEMAND, for now. We demand Erick Gelhaus be immediately fired, arrested, and Indicted for the Murder of Andy Lopez. We will march to the District Attorney's OFFICE on this coming Tuesday, the 5th, planning to leave downtown around 1:30. We need everyone that can be there, there. Justice cannot wait!

National Day of Protest for Andy Lopez/Dia Nacional de Protesta para Andy Lopez

Saturday, November 9th, 1:00 p.m.

Julliard Park, 329-409 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa

There will be protests, in Andy's name, as a collaboration with countless organizations around the nation, with groups protesting in their own respective cities…

Habrá protestas, en el nombre de Andy, en una colaboración con numerosas organizaciones de todo el país, con guapos protestando en su respectiva ciudades .....

A Conversation about Youth, Social Justice and Andy Lopez

Tuesday, November 5, Noon to 1:30 p.m.lopez_andy.jpg

The Commons, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park


Over the last several days, the SSU community has grappled with the recent shooting death of Santa Rosa's thirteen year old Andy Lopez by Sonoma County sheriff's deputy, Erick Gelhaus. In addition to discussing this tragedy in the classroom, SSU students, faculty, and staff have also participated in conversations and activities in Santa Rosa. An integral part of the well-being of the larger regional community, SSU continues its legacy of civic engagement, service learning, and community leadership.

Annual Peacemaker Awards Celebration

Gather and shmooze with the community. Enjoy gourmet appetizers from local restaurants. Bid on unique Silent Auction items. Enjoy musica de las Americas by De Colores.

This is the annual fundraiser which keeps the PJC doors open. $40 advance/$45 door. Low income price available. First timers: full admission price includes one year membership and the Peace Press delivered to your home.

Call the Peace & Justice Center - 575-8902 - for tickets

Ecumenical Vigil for Andy Lopez, 11/1/13

VIGIL FOR PEACE WITH JUSTICE organized by First United Methodist Church - this Friday, November 1st at 6:00 p.m.
2150 Giffen Ave., Santa Rosa, with a walk to Andy's memorial site (West Robles and Moorland).

In response to the shooting of 13-year-old Andy Lopez, First United Methodist is going to gather to pray for the peace that comes with justice. Since Andy was killed in such close proximity to our Stonypoint campus, we are going to gather there tomorrow night at 6pm and gather in prayer (2150 Giffen Ave). At some point, we will make our way over toe Andy's memorial site (near West Robles and moorland). Please wear warm enough clothing to be outside.

Please invite anyone you know who might be interested. Because we are a church community, I will inevitably leading the vigil from a Christian context. However, we will try our best to incorporate everyone who is present and make it welcoming to all.

We Are the Enemy

Since 1492, people of color have known they are the "enemy" on this continent. For about two centuries, social justice activists have known they are also the "enemy." But on October 29, 2013, when the city and county closed their buildings, when the police and the city schools lied to the public about outside agitators, when the county sheriff brought in armed reinforcements from four counties, when the city attorney instructed our public servants to be cowards, we found out that we are all the "enemy." Government afraid of its own people. If speaking up for what you want makes them afraid, well, make sure they continue to be afraid. Don't let them intimidate you. We are not going away! - personal statement by Susan Lamont, representing herself, not the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County

Continuing vigils, marches, and activism around the killing of Andy Lopez by Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputies

The Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County is attempting to be a hub of information for ongoing activism regarding the killing of 13-year-old Andy Lopez by Sonoma County Sheriff's deputies. The most up-to-date information can be found on our Facebook page If you know of anything we aren't posting, please post it to that page and we will share it. Thank you for your help in reducing gun culture and police shoot-to-kill policies. We will also be working on citizen oversight of law enforcement. Thank you.

Justice for Andy Lopez - Wednesday the 30th - Mass Demonstration and Vigil