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Chico protestors gather downtown to picket for peace in Venezuela

As the protest continues more of Chico Peace Vigil's members show up. They grab a sign and stand on various parts of the sidewalk to show passing cars their signs, Saturday, Mar. 2, 2019, in Chico, CA. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Gordy Papalias

March 5, 2019

Car horns rang through the streets of downtown Chico Saturday afternoon as passers-by honked in support of protestors demonstrating for peace in Venezuela. Many of the protestors were members of the Chico Peace and Justice Center. They have been protesting on Third and Main every Saturday from 1...

Local keynote speaker focuses on the power of indigenous people

Around 250 people attended the Chico peace and Justice Center's 38th annual fundraising dinner honoring indigenous people. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Josh Cozine

October 9, 2018

The Chico Peace and Justice Center held its 38th annual fundraising dinner, Sunday evening, with this year’s theme being honoring indigenous people. Guest speaker Ali Meders-Knight, of the Mechoopda tribe—the indigenous people that once lived on the land before it was known as Chico—was t...

Protesters fill Chico City Plaza denouncing Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Protesters fill Chico City Plaza denouncing Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Brian Luong

September 29, 2018

This article mentions the topic of sexual assualt. Chico State victims and survivors of sexual abuse or assault can visit the campus health center Monday through Friday, or call or visit the Rape Crisis Center of Butte County Online, or call 530-891-1331 or 530-342-RAPE for 24-hour availability. Prot...

Unity Group organizes a remembrance walk in honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Volunteers Lakshmi and Frances Mann work together to create posters for the Martin Luther King remembrance walk. Photo credit: Carly Maxstone

Kelsi Sibert

April 4, 2018

The MLK Unity Group, in alliance with the Chico Peace and Justice Center, is hosting a walk to honor Martin Luther King on the 50-year anniversary of his assassination.On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. To remember his life, participants will walk together ...

Protest on campus calls for peace in Palestine

Signs calling for justice for Palestinians Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Natalie Hanson

September 11, 2017

A protest of the Israel occupation took place on campus, Monday noon. As a poster sale went on outside the Wildcat Store, just several blocks down the campus the Chico Palestine Action Group was protesting. All signs were placed next to the new Arts & Humanities building, on the roundabout of Salem....

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