The CEO of PAJOLL has elected to dissolve our non-profit organization, Peace and Justice of La Luz, as of the first day of May, 2013. However, as owner, designer, and webmaster of this website, I will continue to maintain the web site and its title, Peace and Justice of La Luz, in the service of our community with progressive ideas, events, and organizations interested in exchanging thoughtful progressive ideas.
I wish to thank CEO Denise Lang for her efforts and her hard work with all our former projects, for all her work in and for the community and I sincerely wish her success in her future endeavors.
Hello everyone, another year is upon us. I first would like to apologize for the delay. This year Take Back The Night is scheduled for FRIDAY April 19, 2013 starting at 6pm ending 9pm. We are hopeful that everyone will be able to join us again this year and I welcome all the new faces. As you remember we are only giving two T-shirts per organization due to the limited amounts. I will not need the form filled out again, only if your information has changed, let me know. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me or call me. If you know of anyone I have missed please forward them the e-mail or contact me. Once again thank you for your participation, we greatly appreciate it.
Name of your Organization: The Counseling Center
# of Tables: 1
# of People: 2
T-Shirt Sizes: XL
Do you need to be close to an outlet or another organiztion? Yes, if possible near other SART members.
Otero County V-day & Peace and Justice of La Luz presents
Performances of Shattering the Silence
February 16th at 7:30 pm
February the 17th at 2:00 pm
A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer
February 22nd & 23rd at 7:30 pm
February 24th at 2:00 pm
Showing At the Rohavic Fine Arts Center NMSU-A
Don’t miss it!
The Behavioral Health Local Collaborative (The LC)‘s General Meeting is the second Wednesday of every month at 12 noon at The Counseling Center, corner of 10th and College Avenue.
January 9 General Meeting Program: “The War on Drugs” Richard Newton, speaker for LEAP Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, will speak about the war on drugs. He is a retired pilot with Customs and Border Protection and will speak about the drug prohibition policy. From the LEAP website http://www.leap.cc: “Richard believes that the use of drugs is a complicated subject, one that can’t be solved solely with law enforcement but must instead be approached by social and medical services. History shows prohibition has not worked,” he says, “not only during the 1920′s and 1930′s, but also over the course of the last 40 years.””
February 13 General Meeting Program: “REAL” program for at-risk youth provided by Border Patrol
The Behavioral Health Local Collaborative 12 is a group of Otero & Lincoln County advocates, family members, community members, providers of Behavioral Health services and those who are struggling with the need for Behavioral Health services. This last group is called ‘consumers’…consumers of behavioral health services, whether those services are provided by a counselor, substance abuse treatment facility, school or other agency. We exist to assess the needs of families, consumers, providers and advocates to assure collaboration between providers and to assure that consumers and family members have a valued voice in the decisions that affect them and their loved ones.
PLEASE JOIN US PUBLIC IS VERY WELCOME INVITE A FRIEND PIZZA & WATER PROVIDED
For more information, call Administrative Coordinator Denise Lang at 575-443-9072
Peace and Justice of La Luz continues to provide books to our local prison, our community halfway houses, and recently started donating to “Operation Soldier Smiles”, an organization that sends packages of necessities to our troops overseas.
Our organization is active in the local health council and the district 12 local collaborative. Our CEO, Denise Lang, was honored by the Behavioral Health Local Collaborative for her dedication and contributions to the community. We have scheduled a LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) Officer, Richard Newton, to speak at our January 9th Health Council Meeting at the Counseling Center, 12:00 noon, 10th and College.
We continue to work for the repeal of the 42 year old “War on Drugs”, which has failed miserably to reduce the overall use of illegal drugs, but has been a financial boon to the prison industry.
We are proud supporters of The Vagina Monologues, In Our Own Voices, and the Gay/Straight Alliance at Alamogordo High School.
We plan to have our forth consecutive booth at the Otero County Fair in August of 2013.
Denise Lang & Ken Nicholson of Peace and Justice of La Luz invite you to visit our Otero County fair booth on:
Wednesday August 15th from 5 pm to 9 pm,
Thursday August 16th from 5 pm to 10 pm,
Friday August 17th from 11 am to 10 pm
Saturday August 18th from 11 am to 10 pm
We continue our discussion on the consequences of the ‘War on Drugs’, and other issues of the day. Stop by, pick up a LEAP, brochure, get involved, and join our ongoing discussions on the War on Drugs as well as Mandatory Sentencing, prison issues and other issues of the day. Read More…