Weekly Orange County Progressive


Friday February 15, 2018     Issue No. 689


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OCTOBER

new Oct 1 Monday 5-8pm, Huntington Beach: Cancel Kavanaugh

new Oct 1 Monday 6:30-8:45pm, Fullerton: Neighbors United For Fullertion Candidates' Forum

new Oct 1 Monday 7-8:30pm, Anaheim: Housing is a Human Right: Collaboration & Execution

new Oct 1 Monday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Newport-Mesa School Board Candidate Forum: Toes to the Stove

new Oct 1 Monday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: no fear OC network General Committee Meeting

new Oct 2 Tuesday 4:30-7pm, Orange: RESULTS: The Power to End Poverty

new Oct 2 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Irvine: Zero Weeks Screening and Panel Discussion

new Oct 2 Tuesday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Concerned Citizens: 11th Annual Supreme Ct Review (and look ahead):"It's Now Roberts' Court, Shifting (Further) Right" by UCI constit'l law Prof. Manoj Mate

new Oct 3 Wednesday 3:30-5:30pm, Santa Ana: Follow Your Ballot

new Oct 3 (1st Wednesdays) 7:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Pride Community and Monthly Board Meeting

new Oct 4 Thursday 5:30-6:30pm, Irvine: Free Speech On The FWY

new Oct 4 Thursday 5:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Fundraising Reception Supporting Valerie Amezcua's Re-Election Santa Ana Unified School District Board

new Oct 4 Thursday 6-8pm, Brea: 2018 Brea City Council Candidate Forum

new Oct 4 Thursday 6:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC: Preparing for the Propositions with League of Women Voters

new Oct 4 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC Ballot Measure Meeting

new Oct 4 Thursday 7-9pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Undergrounding Forum Project Plan

new Oct 4 Thursday 7:30-9:30pm, Santa Ana: Kick out ICE coalition

new Oct 5 Friday 1:30-3:30pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club Postcard Writing

new Oct 5 Friday 5-8:30pm, Huntington Beach: Postcards and Potluck and Politics with HB Huddle

new Oct 5 Friday 5-6pm, Laguna Woods: Resist! protest

new Oct 6 Saturday 9:30am-2:30pm, Santa Ana: Sikh Coalition Awareness Presenter Training

new Oct 6 Saturday 10am-2pm, Anaheim: Youth Take Back Anaheim!

new Oct 6 Saturday 12:15-1:45pm, Anaheim: Anaheim Democratic Club

new Oct 6 Saturday 1-4pm, Santa Ana: What About ADUs? Come find out from BIMBY and People For Housing

new Oct 6 Saturday 8pm, Santa Ana: Democratic Socialists of America OC: Libertarian Socialist Caucus Meeting

new Oct 6 Saturday 8-10pm, Fullerton: Hibbleton Gallery Screening: An Unreasonable Man

new Oct 7 Sunday 11:30am, Huntington Beach: Military Families Speak Out & Veterans for Peace: Arlington West Display & March

new Oct 7 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC: Lisa Pedersen of the Poor People's Campaign

Oct 8 Monday 9am-11:59pm: First Day Vote-by-Mail Ballots are Available by California 45th

new Oct 8 Monday 6-8:30pm, Mission Viejo: Democratic Region 18 Fall/Winter Executive Board

new Oct 8 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Provided with RSVP: Meet & Greet for Sherri Loveland for Tustin City Council

new Oct 8 Monday 7pm, Solana Beach: San Onofre Green: 1960s Style Protest Rally for Safer Storage at San Onofre

new Oct 8 Monday 7-8:30pm, Anaheim: Housing is a Human Right: Collaboration & Execution

new Oct 9 Tuesday 9:30am, Irvine: Nuns on the Bus - Lobby Visit and Rally

new Oct 9 Tuesday 4pm, Irvine: Take action! ICE out of UCI

new Oct 9 Tuesday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC General Mtg: Mini-Town Hall, Special Speaker

new Oct 9 Tuesday 5:45-9pm, Irvine: RISE UP 2: for SB54 California Values Act

new Oct 9 Tuesday 7-9:30pm, Huntington Beach: Meet & Greet in Support of Duke Nguyen for OC Sheriff

new Oct 10 Wednesday 6-8pm, Fullerton: League of Women Voters of North OC Candidate Forum

new Oct 10 Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm, Anaheim: Join Mayor Tom Tait in Support of Anaheim Mayor Pro-Tem Jose Moreno

new Oct 10 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Tustin: Climate Reality: Orange County Chapter Planning Meeting

[changed] Oct 10 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club Endorsement Meeting

new Oct 10 Wednesday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club: Local Candidates, Ballot Measures

new Oct 11 Thursday 11am, Irvine: Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties 2018 Luncheon

new Oct 11 Thursday 6-8pm, Irvine: DSA Socialist Feminist Committee Meeting

new Oct 11 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Tustin: Meet and Greet for Sherri Loveland, Candidate for Tustin City Council

new Oct 11 Thursday 6:30pm, Santa Ana: ACLU SoCal Ballot Review

new Oct 11 Thursday 7pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club Meeting: Meet the Candidates-Write Postcards

new Oct 11 Thursday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Santa Ana Unified School Board Candidates Forum

new Oct 12 Friday 9-10:30am, Irvine: Bagels with Betty Yee in Support of Farrah Khan for Irvine City Council

new Oct 12-13 Friday-Saturday, Anaheim: American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee National Convention

new Oct 13 Saturday 11:30am-2:30pm, Costa Mesa: Super Paseo Distrito/Super District Walk for Arlis Reynolds and Manny Chavez

Oct 13 Saturday 9:30-2pm, Irvine: Faith & Works 2018 - A Just World for All

new Oct 13 Saturday 10am, Santa Ana: Orange County Peace Coalition Monthly Meet

new Oct 13 Saturday 10am-2pm, Santa Ana: Planned Parenthood #PinkOutCA Phone Bank Action & Volunteer Appreciation Party

new Oct 13 Saturday 10am-3pm, San Clemente: CA Democratic Party Progressive Caucus Day of Action for AD 73/SD 36

new Oct 13 Saturday 2-7pm, Santa Ana: El Centro Cultural de Mexico: El Mercadito Carrusel

new Oct 13 Saturday 3pm-1am, Anaheim: The Awakening - March for Human Rights, Mother Earth, Social Justice

new Oct 13 Saturday 6-7pm, Irvine: Gabby Giffords Comes to UC Irvine for the #VoteSaveLives Tour

new Oct 13 Saturday 6pm, Anaheim: American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee: Alex Odeh Memorial Gala

new Oct 13 Saturday 8-10pm, Fullerton: Hibbleton Art Gallery Screening Free Angela & All Political Prisoners

new Oct 15 Monday 6pm, Santa Ana: Poor People's Campaign OC Monthly Meeting

new Oct 15 Monday 6-8pm, Irvine: Olive Tree Initiative Welcome Back Event

new Oct 15 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Laguna Niguel: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club

new Oct 15 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Newport Beach: Imagine Action OC: Night of Action & Ballot Party

new Oct 15 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Anaheim: OC Young Democrats Ruth Bader Ginsburg Evening on Law & Politics

New Oct 16 Tuesday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Progressives of South OC: Will Women Change the Political Dynamic?

new Oct 16 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousins Club of OC Americans for Israeli/Palestinian Peace

new Oct 17 Wednesday noon-2pm, Irvine: Lunch with League: California Ballot Propositions-Pros & Cons

New Oct 17 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Santa Ana Candidates Forum

New Oct 18 Thursday 3-5:30pm, San Clemente: 2nd Nuclear Waste Symposium

New Oct 18 Thursday 5:30-6:30pm, Tustin: Free Speech On The FWY

new Oct 18 Thursday 6:30-8pm, Anaheim: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice

new Oct 18 Thursday 7pm, Santa Ana: Poor Peoples Campaign: Kingian Philosophy on the 6 Principles

New Oct 19 Friday 5pm, Garden Grove: 72nd AD Democratic Alliance "Night of Action" for Tom Umberg!

New Oct 19 Friday 7pm, Tustin: OC Organizing Crew: Poetry & Sweets for Betty Valencia

new Oct 20 Saturday 10:30am-12:30pm, Buena Park: Sikh Open House

new Oct 20 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church & State-OC Present Lubna Yaseen: An Atheist's Escape to Freedom

new Oct 20 Saturday 6-9pm, Garden Grove: 12th Annual Palestine Children's Relief Fund Benefit Dinner: Building Better Lives

new Oct 20 Saturday 7-11pm, Huntington Beach: Huntington Beach Huddle: Bet On The House Ballot Party & Casino Night

New Oct 21 Sunday 2-5pm, Santa Ana: Our Voice, Our Vote! Housing, Healthcare, Living Wage

new Oct 21 Sunday 2:30-4:30pm, Anaheim: OC Section, National Council of Negro Women Inc. Monthly Meeting

New Oct 22 Monday 11:30am-1pm, Orange: Dolores Huerta joins Michelle Duman for ¡VIVA La VOTE !

new Oct 23 Tuesday noon Costa Mesa/5:45pm, Irvine: Election Protection Training Sessions

new Oct 23 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Irvine: Friends of Orange County Detainees, Volunteer Debrief Meeting

New Oct 24 Wednesday 11am, Irvine: Women For: OC - Builing the Working Women's Movement with Ada Briceno & Glynndana Shevlin

New Oct 24 Wednesday 5-7pm, Anaheim: OC Congregation Community Organization Open House

New Oct 24 Wednesday 5pm, Santa Ana: Study with Pride: A New Queer/Transgender Youth Tutoring Group

new Oct 25 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Fullerton: Week 1: Sanctuary City, Due Process and Moving Beyond SB54

New Oct 25 Thursday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: March to the Ballot Box: Welead OC Candidates Rally

New Oct 26 Friday 4-5pm, Laguna Hills: Laguna Woods Resist Vigil

new Oct 26 Friday 6-9pm, Anaheim: Return To Gaza

new Oct 27 Saturday 8am, Various Locations: 2018 General Election Vote Centers - Early Voting - Ballot Drop-off Locations

New Oct 27 Saturday 11am-noon, Newport Beach: Conversation with Kevin de Leon, US Senate Candidate, and Duke Nguyen, OC Sheriff Candidate

new Oct 27 Saturday 11am-1pm, Garden Grove: Congressional Candidates Forum

new Oct 27 Saturday noon, Santa Ana: Kick Out ICE: March and Rally

New Oct 27 Saturday 12:30pm, Santa Ana: We Will Not Be Erased Rally

new Oct 27 Saturday 6:30-9pm, Irvine: OC for Climate Action & Climate Reality-Plastic: Refuse, Reuse, Recycle, Re-purpose

new Oct 27 Saturday 8-10pm, Fullerton: Hibbleton Gallery Presents Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock

New Oct 28 Sunday 12:30-3:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative Group Forum

New Oct 28 Sunday 2-4pm, Tustin: Meet the (Write-In) Candidate, Sherri Loveland

New Oct 28 Sunday 3pm, Santa Ana: OC Yes on 10 Rally and Action with Baby Trump Balloon

new Oct 29 Monday 11am-1pm, Laguna Beach: Rally/Action with Indivisible's Co-founder Ezra!

New Oct 29 Monday 6pm, Irvine: Vigil for Tree of Life Victims

New Oct 29 Monday 7pm, Orange: Film Screening "Documenting Hate: Charlottesville"

new Oct 29 Monday 7-9pm, Irvine: Vote Common Good Rally

New Oct 30 Tuesday 3pm, Anaheim: Press Conference with Dr. Jose Moreno


NOVEMBER

new Nov 1 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Fullerton: Week 2: Immigration Enforcement and Deportation Pipeline

New Nov 1 Thursday 6:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC General Meeting: Election Operations in the OC

New Nov 2 Friday 10am, Irvine: ADL Press Conference re: Hateful Anti-Semitic Graffiti in OC

New Nov 2 Friday 5-7pm, Venice: Heart2Heart Launch Party & Fundraiser

New Nov 3 Saturday noon-10pm, Santa Ana: Noche de Altares

New Nov 4 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC: Ballot Props Discussion

New Nov 4 Sunday 4-7pm, Irvine: Vote For Our Lives

New Nov 5 Monday 3-5pm, Irvine: Activism: Ideas of Social Change, Ice Cream Sundae Social

New Nov 6 Tuesday 7am-8pm, statewide: ELECTION DAY

New Nov 6 Tuesday 5:30pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club Election Night Watch Party

New Nov 6 Tuesday 6:30-11pm, Costa Mesa: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club

New Nov 6 Tuesday 6-9pm, Irvine: Museum of Woman Election Night Gathering

New Nov 7 Wednesday 7-8pm, Costa Mesa: Action against #singleuseplastic

New Nov 8 Thursday 4:30pm Westminster, 5pm Santa Ana/Irvine/Huntington Beach/Laguna Beach/Long Beach/Santa Ana/Yorba Linda, 7pm Newport Beach: Protest In Support of Special Counsel Trump-Russia Investigation

New Nov 8 Thursday 6-8pm, Anaheim: Anaheim Community Coalition: Anaheim Police Review Board - What Happened to Justin Perkins?

New Nov 8 Thursday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: Puppet Theater Presents The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus

New Nov 10 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Santa Ana: OC NAACP November General Meeting

New Nov 10 Saturday 2pm, Orange: Democratic Socialists of America-OC: Discussion-Maintaining Mental Wellness as an Activist

New Nov 13 Tuesday 5:30-8:30pm, Mission Viejo: Interfaith Homelessness 101

New Nov 14 Wednesday 6-7pm, Laguna Beach: Congressional Communities Inaugural Community Meeting

New Nov 15 Thursday 5:30-8pm, Fullerton: Homelessness 101

New Nov 15 Thursday 6:30pm, Newport Beach: PFLAG Newport Beach Meetings

New Nov 16 Friday 7pm, Irvine: OC Democratic Socialists of America: General Meeting

New Nov 17 Saturday 10am-noon, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: Mindfulness for Activism: Free Workshop

New Nov 17 Saturday 1:45-3:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church & State-OC Annual Planning & Potluck

New Nov 17 Saturday 4:30pm, Anaheim: Interfaith Witnesses to Witness at Annual Council on American-Islamic Relations

new Nov 17 Saturday 5:30-10pm, Anaheim: CAIR Greater Los Angeles 22nd Annual Banquet

New Nov 17/18 Saturday/Sunday 7-8pm, Irvine: WE ARE - A UCI Drama Independent Project

New Nov 18 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine

New Nov 18 Sunday 5-8pm, Irvine: Democratic Foundation of OC Annual Dinner 2018

New Nov 18 Sunday 4-7pm, Santa Ana: Transgender Day of Remembrance

New Nov 18 Sunday 7-9pm, Fullerton: Free Discussion Society #23 "Which media outlets do you trust and why?"

New Nov 19 Monday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Poor People's Campaign Monthly Meeting

New Nov 20 Tuesday 7-8pm, Costa Mesa: 2018 Transgender Day of Remembrance Service

New Nov 20 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousins Club of OC Americans for Israeli/Palestinian Peace

New Nov 20 Tuesday 7:30-8:30pm, Irvine: Pre-Thanksgiving Interfaith Service

New Nov 25 Sunday 9am-noon, San Isidro: San Diego March in Solidarity with the Refugee Caravan

New Nov 25 Sunday noon-4pm, Anaheim: Really Really Free Market

New Nov 25 Sunday 2:30pm, Irvine: Meet Zachery Boisvert, Indivisible Field Director

New Nov 26 Monday 7-8:30pm, Anaheim: Housing is a Human Right: Collaboration & Execution

New Nov 27 Tuesday 5:30pm, Corona del Mar: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club Annual Meeting

New Nov 27 Tuesday 6:45-9:15pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative 13th Film Screening, Orange County Racial Justice Collaborative

New Nov 27 Tuesday 7:30-8:45pm, Fullerton Living Ubuntu Connecting the Dots planning meeting

New Nov 28 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Dem's General Meeting

New Nov 29 Thursday 6pm, Irvine: Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter General Meeting


DECEMBER

New Dec 1 Saturday 11am-1pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats O'Neill Holiday Brunch Featuring Mike Levin

New Dec 2 Sunday 7:30pm, Huntington Beach: Arlington West Display - Volunteers Needed

New Dec 2 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC: Potluck/Discussion

New Dec 3 Monday 8-9pm, Online: Facebook Live Teach-In and Call to Action: Show Up for Migrant Justice

New Dec 4 Tuesday 9:30am-12:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Truth Act Forum

New Dec 4 Tuesday 8-11pm, Costa Mesa: 10th Annual Holiday Soiree Coat Drive and Charity Benefit

New Dec 5 Wednesday 6-9pm, Tustin: OC National Organization For Women Holiday Party

New Dec 6 Thursday 12:30pm, Laguna Woods Village: Laguna Woods Democratic Club: Winter Wonderland Get-Together and Sing Along

New Dec 6 Thursday 6pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC

New Dec 7 Friday 5:30-9:30pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd AD Dem Alliance Annual Holiday Dinner Celebration

New Dec 7 Friday 6-9pm, Anaheim: OC Communities Organized for Responsible Develoment: Community Rising Gala 2018

New Dec 7 Friday 8-10pm, Santa Ana: Democratic Socialists of America - OC Libertarian Socialist Caucus

New Dec 8 Saturday 9am-11pm, Huntington Beach: Indivisible OC 48 December ALL HANDS CALL - Election Debrief

New Dec 8 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: OC Peace Coalition: Monthly Meeting

New Dec 8 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Santa Ana: NAACP Branch #1052 Meeting

New Dec 8 Saturday 6:30-11pm, Newport Beach: 2018 OC Young Democrats Obama Awards

New Dec 9 Sunday 10:30am-1:30pm, Irvine: AI-OC & IUCC 2018 Write for Rights

New Dec 9 Sunday 6-8pm, Irvine: Amnesty International OC Human Rights Day

New Dec 9 Sunday 6-9pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC 2018 Winter Gala

New Dec 10 Monday 6am-4pm, Irvine: Kaiser Mental Healthcare Workers Strike

New Dec 10 Monday 6:30-9:30pm, Brea: Brea Olinda School Board Meeting

New Dec 10 Monday 7-10pm, Orange: Democratic Party of OC Holiday Party

New Dec 11 Tuesday 4-8pm, Santa Ana: Youth First OC Strategy Planning and Party

New Dec 11 Tuesday 5-7pm, Irvine: Farrah N. Khan Swearing-in Ceremony

[canceled] Dec 12 Wednesday 6-8pm, Tustin: National Women's Political Caucus - OC; Holiday Party and Celebrate Women Winning!

New Dec 12 Wednesday 6-8pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees Holiday Potluck

New Dec 12 Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club's A Deep Blue Orange County Holiday Party

New Dec 14 Friday 5:30-7pm, Irvine: Rally for Migrants! A Moral Call for Justice

New Dec 15 Saturday 9am-noon, Westminster: Defend Vietnamese Refugees Rally

New Dec 15 Saturday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Indivisible CA39 Holiday Party

New Dec 16 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine

New Dec 16 Sunday 5-7:30pm, Irvine: Indivisible: Planning meeting

New Dec 17 Monday 6-8:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Poor People's Campaign Meeting & 1 Yr Anniversary Celebration

New Dec 17 Monday 6:30pm, Irvine: Novel Voices Free Concert Fundraiser for Home for Refugees

New Dec 17 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Mission Viejo: Democratic Party of OC: ADEM 101 Workshop

New Dec 17 Monday 7-8:30pm, Anaheim: Housing is a Human Right: Collaboration & Execution

[update] Dec 19 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana -> Orange: Democratic Party of OC: ADEM 101 Workshop

New Dec 20 Thursday 5-7pm, Buena Park: Holiday Celebration and Toy Drive with Aseemblywoman Sharon-Quirk Silva

New Dec 20 Thursday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Planned Parenthood Advocacy Night: Holiday Edition!

New Dec 21 Friday 9am, Irvine: Friends of OC Students to Fight Rifle Ranges in OC Schools

New Dec 21 Friday 4-7pm, Anaheim: Hope 4 Restoration: Homeless Persons Memorial Day

New Dec 21 Friday 7-8pm, Rancho Santa Margarita: Our Longest Night - OC Remembers Homeless Who Died in 2018

New Dec 22 Saturday 11-1pm, Fullerton: Sunrise Movement OC Inaugural Meeting

New Dec 22 Saturday 4-8pm, Santa Ana: Help Support OUR OC Food Bank Fundraiser

New Dec 22 Saturday 6-8pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America - OC; LGBT+ Socialists Committee Meeting

New Dec 23 Sunday noon-4pm, Anaheim: Really Really Free Market

New Dec 26 Wednesday 6pm, Irvine: Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter General Meeting

New Dec 28 Friday 7-10pm, Irvine: Indivisible OC Outreach: Blue Wave New Year's Celebration

2019

JANUARY show

New Jan 3 Thursday 10pm-noon, Fullerton: Indivisible National Event; Indivisible CA39

New Jan 3 Thursday noon-1pm, Irvine: Let's Sing Bye-Bye to Mimi, Hello to Katie

New Jan 3 Thursday 2-4pm, Santa Ana: Queer Youth Voices Workshop with Rachel Will

New Jan 3 Thursday 4-5:30pm, Santa Ana: Indivisible OC 46: Whose House? Our House!

New Jan 3 Thursday 6:45-8:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC General Meeting: OC in Roundup from Voice of OC

New Jan 4 Friday 9:45am, Anaheim: UNITE Here Rally for Worker Justice

New Jan 5 Saturday 10:30am-12:30pm, Anaheim: OC Peace and Dignity Meeting

New Jan 5 Saturday noon-5pm, Santa Ana: School of Unity & Liberation Kermes

New Jan 5 Saturday 12:15-1:45pm, Anaheim: Anaheim Democrats Meeting

New Jan 5 Saturday 6-10pm, Santa Ana: DTSA Artwalk with LGBT Center on 4th

New Jan 6 Sunday 6-8pm, Anaheim: UNITE HERE For Rights and Fair Contracts

New Jan 6 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC: Potluck/Discussion

New Jan 6 Sunday 3-5pm, Newport Beach: The Faith Community's Role in Moving People to Action

New Jan 6 Sunday 8-10pm, Santa Ana: Democratic Socialists of America - OC; Libertarian Socialist Caucus

New Jan 7 Monday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC; January Meeting & Election

New Jan 7 Monday 7-10pm, Santa Ana: Trans*itions Health and Wellness Committee Meeting

New Jan 8 Tuesday 8:30-9:30am, Santa Ana: Supervisor Elect Doug Chaffee Oath of Office

New Jan 8 Tuesday 3-6pm, Newport Beach: The Faith Community's Role in Moving People to Action

New Jan 8 Tuesday 5-9pm, Orange: Support Betty Valencia for Orange: We Demand a Fair Process

New Jan 8 Tuesday 6-9pm, Orange: Orange City Council Meeting

New Jan 8 Tuesday 5:30pm, Capistrano Beach: Progressives of South OC: The Challenge of Climate Change: The Impacts and What We Can Do

New Jan 9 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Indivisible OC 46: OC Women's March Sign Making Party

New Jan 9 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Tustin: Climate Reality: OC Chapter General Meeting

New Jan 9 Wednesday 7-9pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd AD Democratic Alliance

New Jan 10 Thursday 6:30pm, Irvine: Homelessness 101 Classes Winter 2019

New Jan 10 Thursday 6:30-8pm, Yorba Linda: Yorba Linda United Monthly Meeting

New Jan 10 Thursday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: S.A.X. - South Asian Exchange at LGBT Center

New Jan 11 Friday 7-9pm, Anaheim: Chicano Latino Immigrant Democratic Club OC & Latinx Young Democrats of OC: Meet-and-Greet with Kimberly Ellis

New Jan 12 Saturday 8:30am-12:30pm, Irvine: Martin Luther King Jr. Teach-In & Training: Progressing Toward Justice in Turbulent Times

New Jan 12 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Santa Ana: OC NAACP January General Meeting

New Jan 12 Saturday 1-8pm, Costa Mesa: Tim Johnson for Assembly District 74 Delegate; #Bernie2020 Livestream Party

New Jan 12 Saturday 10am, Santa Ana: OC Peace Coalition Meeting

New Jan 12 Saturday 1:30-3:30pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats: Women's March Sign-Making Party

New Jan 13 Sunday 5:30-7:30pm, Costa Mesa: People for Housing OC YIMBY Meet Up!

New Jan 13 Sunday 9:45-1:45pm, Diamond Bar: ADEM Elections 55th District

New Jan 13 Sunday 6:30-9:30pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club; Sign Making Party for Women's March 2019

New Jan 14 Monday 6pm, Brea: Press Conference and Rally, Rename Fanning Elementary!

New Jan 14 Monday 7-8pm, Santa Ana: O.C. Women's March; OC Women's March Volunteer Trainings

New Jan 15 Tuesday 6-8pm, Corona del Mar/Newport Beach: Newport Beach Democratic Women's Club Meeting: Loretta Sanchez and Moms Demand Action

New Jan 15 Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club: Sign Making Party for Women's March 2019

New Jan 15 Tuesday 7-9pm, Laguna Woods Village: Laguna Woods Democratic Club Meeting at Clubhouse Two with Fran Sdao

New Jan 16 Wednesday 8:30-11am, Costa Mesa: Save Oak View School!!!

New Jan 17 Thursday 11am-noon, Online: Webinar: Dismantling Detention - Strategies for Site Fights

New Jan 17 Thursday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Community Action Fund of PPOSBC; Planned Parenthood Advocacy Night/Poster Making Party

New Jan 17 Thursday 6:30-8pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative: Book Club - Short story "Bloodchild"

New Jan 18 Friday 11:30am-1:30pm, Newport Beach: OC Forum; 2019 State of the County

[venue changee] Jan 18 Friday 7-9pm, Irvine Orange: Democratic Socialists of America-OC General Meeting

Jan 19 Saturday 10am, Santa Ana: Third Annual Women's March Orange County

New Jan 19 Saturday 1:30-3pm, Irvine: Americans United, OC: Flicks for Thought Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men & Women in WW II

New Jan 19 Saturday 8am--2:30pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats; Bus to the 2019 Women's March

New Jan 20 Sunday noon-4pm, Anaheim: Really Really Free Market

New Jan 20 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine: Meeting & Officer Elections

New Jan 21 Monday 6-8pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees Volunteer Orientation

New Jan 21 Monday 6-8:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Poor People's Campaign: Monthly Meeting & Day of Service

New Jan 21 Monday 7-10pm, Santa Ana: Noche de cine MLK

New Jan 23 Wednesday 6-8pm, Laguna Beach: Uncovering Hate: OC - Community in Conversation

New Jan 23 Wednesday 7-11:30pm: Everyone Counts OC Point-In-Time Count

New Jan 24 Thursday 5-7pm, Anaheim: Fair Contract Now

New Jan 24 Thursday 5:30-7:30pm, Buena Park: Interfaith Conversation With Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva

New Jan 24 Thursday 7-9pm, Yorba Linda: Dist. 3 OC Board of Supervisors Candidate Forum

New Jan 26 Saturday 10am-1pm, Buena Park: ADEM Elections 65th Assembly Distruct

New Jan 26 Saturday 10am-1pm, Orange: ADEM Elections Assembly District 68

New Jan 26 Saturday 10am-1pm, Mission Viejo: ADEM Elections 73rd District

New Jan 26 Saturday 9:30am-12:15pm, Irvine: Assembly District Election Meetings for AD74

New Jan 26 Saturday 1:30-3:30pm, Santa Ana: When Women Ruled the World with Dr. Kara Cooney

New Jan 27 Sunday 10am-1pm, Santa Ana: ADEM Elections 69th District

New Jan 27 Sunday 10am-1pm, Huntington Beach: ADEM Elections 72nd District

New Jan 29 Tuesday 10am, Santa Ana: OC Voting System Accuracy Test Open to Public

New Jan 29 Tuesday 5:30pm, Santa Ana: Santa Ana Unified School District Board Appointment

New Jan 30 Wednesday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club with Loretta Sanchez and Katrina Foley

New Jan 31 Thursday 11:30am-1:30pm, Newport Beach: 3rd District Supervisorial Candidates Forum

New Jan 31 Thursday 5:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Community Teach In- No More Charters

New Jan 31 Thursday 7-9pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America Feminist Meetup


FEBRUARY

New Feb 2 Saturday 9:30am-noon, Irvine: Irvine For Everyone; Homelessness Demystified: Creating Awareness, Understanding, and Solutions

New Feb 2 Saturday 10am, Irvine: Swing Left 2020 Kickoff House Party

New Feb 2 Saturday 12:15pm, Anaheim: Anaheim Democrats Meeting with Sharon and Jose!

New Feb 3 Sunday 10am-noon, Garden Grove: VROC-Viet Rainbow of OC

New Feb 3 Sunday 1-3pm: Imagine Action OC Civic Sundays

New Feb 3 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC: Get the latest dirt on the San Onofre Nuclear Waste Dump

New Feb 4 Monday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC: February General Meeting

New Feb 7 Thursday 6-8:30pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC with Loretta Sanchez & More

New Feb 7 Thursday 6:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC; Rhetoric and the First Amendment: The Present and Future of Supreme Court Cases

New Feb 8 Friday 11:30am-1pm, Costa Mesa: Planned Parenthood Community Action Fund Annual Luncheon

New Feb 8-9 Friday 4-8pm, Irvine: Fire & Ice: The Shifting Narrative of Climate Change

New Feb 8 Friday 7pm, Orange: Reception: Rusty Hicks for Chair or CA Democratic Party

New Feb 9 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Westminster: OC NAACP February General Meeting

New Feb 10 Sunday 9-11am, Santa Ana: Indivisible OC 45; Prepare and distribute lunchbags to the homeless

New Feb 10 Sunday 9:15am, Westminster: Film by Alexandra Shiva, This Is Home, A Refugee Story

New Feb 10 Sunday 4-6pm, Tustin: Our Revolution SoCal OC; Monthly Membership Meeting

New Feb 10 Sunday 5-8pm, Orange: Friends of Orange County Detainees; Asylum Anguish: Stories from the Border

New Feb 11-Mar 5 Monday-Tuesday, Third Supervisorial District: Vacancy Election, Vote-by-Mail Voting

New Feb 11 Monday 7am-8pm, Santa Ana: Election OC Board of Supervisors 3rd District Early Vote

New Feb 11 Monday 5:30-7pm, Irvine: Indivisible OC Foward: Day of Action

New Feb 11 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Yorba Linda: Medicare for All Forum

New Feb 11 Monday 6:45-8:30pm, Newport Beach: Imagine Action OC: Loretta Sanchez, Ada Briceño, Annie Wright

New Feb 11 Monday 7-8:30pm, Anaheim: Housing is a Human Right: Collaboration & Execution

New Feb 12 Tuesday 6-7:30pm, Irvine: Town Hall with Loretta Sanchez, Candidate OC Board of Supervisors

New Feb 12 Tuesday 7-8:45pm, Fullerton: Indivisible CA39: Focus on the Environment

New Feb 13 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Irvine: The Climate Reality Project; General Meeting

New Feb 13 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club; Meet our new Democratic Party Chairwoman and Loretta Sanchez

New Feb 13 Wednesday 7-9pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd AD Democratic Alliance

New Feb 14 Thursday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Democratic Socialist of America OC: Mutual Aid Committee Meeting

NEW Feb 15 Friday 3pm, Santa Ana: End Weapon Training in OC School

New Feb 15 Friday 11am-12:30pm, Irvine: CBRE/Irvine Marriott workers Demand a Safe Place to Work

New Feb 15 Friday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Candidate Forum for OC Board of Supervisors

New Feb 16 Saturday 9-10:30am, Newport Beach: Coffee with Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris

New Feb 16 Saturday 9:30am-noon, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle Celebrates Two Years

New Feb 16 Saturday 10am-2pm, Irvine: OC Young Democrats; Boots on the Ground with Loretta Sanchez for OC Supervisor

New Feb 16 Saturday 1:15pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State: The Supreme Court Has Finally Fallen to the Religious Right

New Feb 16 Saturday 2-4am, Laguna Hills: Not My President Rally

New Feb 16 Saturday 6-8pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America OC: Lgbtq+ Committee meeting

New Feb 17 Sunday 8am-3pm, Anaheim: LGBT Center OC; Time to Thrive OC - Youth Day!

New Feb 17 Sunday 9:30am-noon, Irvine: Moms Demand Action & March For Our Lives General Meeting

New Feb 17 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine

NEW Feb 18 Monday 11am, Anaheim: Vigil to Support the Perkins Family

NEW Feb 18 Monday noon, Irvine : Indivisible OC 45: President's Day Protest

New Feb 18 Monday 5-7:30pm, Irvine: Taco Rosa Reception and Fundraiser in Support of Loretta Sanchez

New Feb 18 Monday 6-8:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Poor People's Campaign: Monthly Steering Committee Meeting

New Feb 18 Monday 7-9pm, Tustin: Democratic Socialists of America OC Book Club: 18th Brumaire

New Feb 19 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Bowers Museum; An Evening with Gloria Steinem: Presentation and Book Signing

New Feb 19 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousins Club of OC: Josef Avesar speaking about his recent trip to Israel /Palestine and his vision for peace

New Feb 20 Wednesday 11:45-1:30pm, Costa Mesa: Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council Luncheon Stop Bullying

NEW Feb 20 Wednesday 5-8pm, Irvine: Netizens Film Screening and Panel; UCI Initiative to End Family Violence

New Feb 20 Wednesday 5:30-8pm, Corona del Mar/Newport Beach: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club: Dave Min, Candidate for 37th State Senate District

NEW Feb 20 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Santa Ana: Locked in Solidarity

NEW Feb 20 Wednesday 7-11:30pm, Fullerton: We need affordable housing in California

NEW Feb 21 Thursday 10-11am, Santa Ana: OC Human Trafficking Task Force Press Conference

[Rescheduled] Feb 21 Thursday 5:30-8pm, Irvine: Phone bank - Loretta Sanchez for Supervisor

New Feb 21 Thursday 6pm, Santa Ana: National Women's Political Caucus OC: Kimberly Ellis, Candidate for CA Democratic Party Chair

New Feb 21 Thursday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Resilience Rising: In'Lakesh 3rd Annual Gala

New Feb 21 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Huntington Beach: Homeless United Huntington Beach: Have a Heart Forum

New Feb 21 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle; Civic Engagement With Dan Kalmick

New Feb 21 Thursday 7-10pm, Santa Ana: Reflections From a Black Panther: Michael Daniel Lynem

New Feb 22 Friday 8:30-11am, Irvine: Workshop: The Reentry Simulation

NEW Feb 22 Friday noon, Irvine : Democratic Foundation of OC: Luncheon Honoring Sen Tom Umberg

New Feb 22 Friday 12:15-4:45pm, Irvine: Trauma, Policing, & the 13TH Amendment: The Long Arc to Freedom

New Feb 23 Saturday 10am-3pm, Anaheim: North OC Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Project at OC Black History Parade

New Feb 23 Saturday 12:30-2pm, Fullerton: Coffee and Conversation with Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva

New Feb 23 Saturday 1-4pm, Irvine: Day of Action To support Loretta Sanchez for OC Board of Supervisors Dist 3 Special Election

NEW Feb 23 Saturday 2:30-5:30pm, Irvine: Storytelling Workshop: Suspended Identities

New Feb 23 Saturday 8am-6pm, Irvine: MEChA de UCI: Youth Empowerment Conference

New Feb 25 Monday, Third Supervisorial District: Last Day to Register to Vote for 3rdSupervisorial District Special Election on Mar 12

New Feb 26 Tuesday 7-8pm, Irvine: Indivisible OC 45; Live Q&A with Loretta Sanchez

New Feb 27 Wednesday 11am-1pm, Irvine: Women For: OC; The Acjachemen: 1st People of OC

New Feb 27 Wednesday 11am-2pm, Irvine: Energy Conservation Luncheon "Clean Energy for Clean Living"

New Feb 28 Thursday 5pm, Orange County: OC Human Relations Youth Speech & Essay Contest Deadline

New Feb 28 Thursday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: Architects of Justice


MARCH

NEW Mar 1-2 Friday 8:30am-8pm/Saturday 8:30am-5pm, Costa Mesa: Ensure Justice Annual Conference

New Mar 2 Saturday 4-5:30pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle; Kick-off Rally for Women's History Month

New Mar 3 Sunday 10am-4pm, Irvine: MSU UCI College Day 2019>

New Mar 3 Sunday noon-2pm, Santa Ana: The Sultan and the Saint Movie Premier & Reception; Hosted by Farrah N Khan and Shaista Khan

NEW Mar 4 Monday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC: Schoolhouse Rock! Hot Issues & Top Experts

New Mar 8 Friday 8am-5pm, Anaheim: Third Supervisorial District Vacancy Election - Early Voting - Ballot Drop-off

New Mar 9 Saturday 9am-1pm, Orange: Third Supervisorial District Vacancy Election - Early Voting - Ballot Drop-off

New Mar 10 Sunday 8am-5pm, Anaheim: Third Supervisorial District Vacancy Election - Early Voting - Ballot Drop-off

New Mar 11 Monday 7am-8pm, Irvine: Third Supervisorial District Vacancy Election - Early Voting - Ballot Drop-off

New Mar 12 Tuesday 7am-8pm, Third Supervisorial District: Vacancy Election - pols open

New Mar 16 Saturday 6-9pm, Irvine: Women's Journey 3rd Annual Making HERstory

New Mar 23 Saturday 9:30am-1:30pm, Santa Ana: Women For: OC; Great American Write-In


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May 1 Tuesday 8am-noon, Anaheim: OC Labor Federation May Day March & Rally @ Saint Boniface Catholic Church - Anaheim, 120 N Janss St.
Orange County Labor Federation together with a broad coalition of community groups, unions and concerned citizens will gather for a march on Tuesday, May 1st in celebration of International Workers' Day.   Join us and together show our support for the rights and contributions of all workers! Let's stand together as we continue to fight for equality, fairness, respect and dignity for ALL workers. Event Details:   8 AM - MASS (Optional)   o 9 AM - MARCH   o 11 AM - RALLY ( Pearson Park - 400 N. Harbor Blvd. Anaheim) Let's show Orange County that we will not be divided. See you in Anaheim!

May 1 Tuesday 4pm, Santa Ana: OC May Day Collective annual May Day march and rally @ Sasscer Park, 500 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
Join the OC May Day Collective for our yearly march in Santa Ana as we make a stand for immigrant rights, workers rights, and human rights for all!   Unete a nuestra marcha anual en Santa Ana. Estamos uniendos para apoyar derechos de inmigrantes, trabajadores, y derechos humanos para todos! ocmdc.org   Gather at 4 pm Pre-march program starts at 4:30 pm March begins at 5 pm Post march program at 5:45 pm Program ends at 6:30 pm   Please bring your own reusable water bottle.

May 1 Tuesday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC @ San Juan Hills Golf Club, 32120 San Juan Creek Rd.
DWSOC General Meeting & Dinner featuring:   Young Democrats: Standing Up and Speaking Out... The Power of the Youth Movement!   Student activists nationwide are demanding change following the tragic Parkland shootings and the lack of action taken by Congress. Some of our local high schoolers are at the forefront of this movement and they are coming to speak to us! Additional Info: facebook.com/events/575111742887794

May 1 Tuesday 6-8:30pm, Anaheim: OC Board of Supervisors Candidate Forum @ Anaheim Downtown Community Ctr, 250 E Center St
The Board of Supervisors manages of billions of dollars and needs to address poverty, living wages, homelessness and housing. Meet the candidates on May Day! Refreshments will be provided. District 2: Michael Mahony, Brendon Perkins, Michelle Steel; District 4: Cynthia Aguirre, Doug Chaffee, Rose Espinoza, Joe Kerr, Luchille Kring, Tim Shaw; District 5: Lisa Bartlett

May 1 Tuesday 6-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Protect Undocumented Costa Mesans at City Council Meeting @ City of Costa Mesa, 77 Fair Dr
California's Sanctuary State law, SB-54, has been placed on the Agenda for this meeting. Join the effort to protect those who are most vulnerable under Trump's administration. Tell Costa Mesa City Council to take action to defend immigrants and expand its protections for undocumented immigrants. Please help spread the word so that there can be strong support of SB-54 at this meeting!!

May 1 Tuesday 7pm, Los Alamitos: SAVE Panel Discussion on Gun Violence @ Los Alamitos High School, 3591 W. Cerritos Ave.
Join the student organizers of SAVE at Los Alamitos High School for a panel discussion featuring US Representative Alan Lowenthal, law enforcement personnel, and teachers and staff from LAHS. We will be discussing gun violence, school necessities and mental health awareness. If you are willing and able, we would greatly appreciate a small donation to cover the costs of this important event at gofundme.com/savelahs.SAVE LAHS students organized a rally and walkout in March 14 in conjunction with over a million other students across the country. We now want to continue the momentum we've started building by educating the community about issues that pertain to us locally and to the entire country. We invite students, parents, teachers, and any other members of the local community to attend and we hope that you will join us on Tuesday, May 1.

May 2 Wednesday 6-9pm, Laguna Niguel: CPUC San Onofre Public Hearing @ Sea Country Senior and Community Center, 24602 Aliso Creek Road,
Friends, we need your help on the San Onofre issue. Hopefully the CPUC will do the right thing in approving the San Onofre settlement.   Please join us for public comment and demand the CPUC do the right thing, approve the settlement, and allow Edison ratepayers - like all of you - to see the benefit of not having to pay any longer for Edison's malfeasance. Anyone can offer public comment, so feel free to bring as many interested friends as you'd like! Additional Info.: facebook.com/events/1787762744645702

May 2 Wednesday 7-9pm, Irvine: Students for Justice in Palestine Anti-Zionism Week: We Will Return @ UC Irvine Student Center, A311 Student Center, Moss Cove B
Speaker: Anis Zubi, a Nakba survivor Nakba: the Arabic word for "catastrophe" used to refer to the ethnic cleansing & mass expulsion of Palestinian people out of their homeland since 1948

May 3 Thursday 6pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC @ Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 N Harbor Blvd
Review and discussion of ballot measures. This month's speaker and moderator is Jodie Balma, Fullerton College Political Science Professor and member of the League of Women Voters. Optional dinner starts at 6pm, program at 7pm.

May 3 Thursday 6:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC @ Greenbrook Club House, 18222 Santa Joanana
Doors open at 6:30, programs begin at 7pm. Focus for this meeting is primary info and insights and three local Democratic candidates: Duke Nguyen, candidate for OC Sheriff-Coroner; Brendon Perkins, candidate for County Supervisor in District 2; and Cottie Petrie-Norris, candidate for Assemblyperson in AD74.   Watch for updates on the club Facebook page www.facebook.com/DCWOC/ and at www.DCWOC.com and contact DCWOC@DEMCLUBOFWESTOC.COM   The Democratic Club of West Orange County includes Fountain Valley, Huntington & Sunset Beach, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Garden Grove, Stanton, Midway City, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and Rossmoor and meets the first Thursday of most months.

May 3 Thursday 7am, Newport Beach: Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council National Day of Prayer Breakfast United to End Homelessness @ Our Lady Queen of Angels, 2046 Mar Vista Dr
NMInterfaith Council National Day of Prayer Breakfast United to End Homelessness.Tickets are $20/person or $160/table of 8 with reserwww.nmiinterfaithcouncil.orgvation by May 1 via check or online at www.NMIinterfaithcouncil.org. $25/person at the door. Mail check to NMI Interfaith Council, PO Box 1175, Newport Beach 92659. For more info, www.nmiinterfaithcouncil.org and https://www.facebook.com/NMIIC

May 3 Thursday 8am-4:30pm, Irvine: UNA:- Bridges OC 2018-Building Connections Fusture @ UCI Division of Continuing Education, 510 E Peltason Dr
United Nations Association-OC is sponsoring this full day of connection and collaboration, insights and innovation. Be inspired, join the conversation, network across disciplines and learn about important trends! UNA-OC members have discounted tickets! Continental breakfast and lunch. Please RSVP at unausaoc@gmail.com to get your discounted ticket code today!

May 5 Saturday 9am-1pm, Huntington Beach: Blue Wave Flip the House Canvass @ Worthy Park, 1801 17th St
No canvass experience needed. Canvass materials and assignments provided. Training is available for those new to canvassing and/or the Minivan App. Please download the Minivan app (from your app store) and set up your account before arriving at the event. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing and bring a hat and sunscreen. Expect a follow-up from organizers after you sign up. Thanks for taking the next steps to turn OC Blue and Flip the House! RSVP: http://volunteersignup.org/J8YEK

May 5 Saturday 10am-1pm, Anaheim: Power of Attorney Legal Clinic @ Workers United Local 50, 527 Harbor Blvd
Get Free Consultation with Immigration Attorney. Prepare Your Power of Attorney Letter. Choose a representative of our trust. Bring someone who is a citizen or legal resident and can act as your representative to make legal decisions about your family and properties. Bring important documents with you. Bring a legal identification card. For appointments, call 714/385-1534.

May 5 Saturday 10am-2pm, Costa Mesa: CA-48 Voter Registration Walk @ TeWinkle Park, 880 Junipero Dr
With just one month out from the June 5 primary election, the time is NOW to help win CA-48 for Democrats! Join dozens of community members to go door-to-door and register Democrats to turn the district blue.  Training will be provided at the start of the event. RSVP here. Bring a friend, or three. And as a force multiplier today, CADEM and Swing Left will be joining forces! IMPORTANT: Bring some sunscreen and a hat - and meet in the northeast corner of the park, between the parking lot on Junipero Drive and the playground. For questions or carpool needs, contact Michael Tonetti at mtonetti@cadem.org

May 5 Saturday 6-7pm, Santa Ana: Cog•nate Collective: Regionalia Conversation "A conversation on Music and (Be)Longing" @ CSUF Grand Central Art Center, 125 N Broadway
Since 2010, Cog•nate Collective's work has sought to address various in the context of the Alta/Baja California border region, a terrain where the political boundary between the United States and Mexico is contested and negotiated not just on a rhetorical level, but at the scale of the everyday. This years exhibit includes work created over the span of nearly 4 years that the artists have served as artists-in-residence at Grand Central Art Center, establishing numerous collaborations with residents, students and community groups in the region.  Throughout the exhibition from Mar 3 to Jun 17, Cog•nate and Grand Central Art Center will be hosting a series of conversations around citizenship and belonging, central topics explored through the projects on view.  This conversation will ask "Whose streets? A conversation on Activism and (Be)Longing;" on Sat Jun 2 — 6-7pm, "Who do you root for? A conversation on Sports and (Be)Longing."

May 6 Sunday 11am-noon, Huntington Beach: Surf + March with Jeux De Vagues and Oceana Southern California @ 14th Street to HB Pier
Surf: 8-10am Huntington Beach (14th Street) March: 11-noon to HB Pier Please join us in making a statement to our elected representatives that we stand in solidarity against new offshore drilling on our coast. Come one, come all, with picnics, surfboards, signs, and voices. Let's make waves and be heard!
RSVP: surfandmarch.eventbrite.com   ppppSpeakers: • Nancy Hastings, Oceana   • Kim Hamrock, former surfing world champion and author   • Jericho Poppler, former surfing world champion and environmentalist• Katherine Terrell, surfer and business owner   Additional information: facebook.com/events/128580854659563

May 6 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
We will be have an open discussion of any items that will be on the June 5th primary election ballot.   Any candidate or advocate for or against a candidate or measure that will be on the ballot is welcome to give us a pitch. We might attempt to reach consensus among the group that shows up, but no official endorsements as a group will be made.   The GPOC County Council meeting will immediately follow the General Meeting. All attendees are welcome to stay and view the business aspects of running the Green Party during the County Council meeting. https://greenpartyoc.wordpress.com/coming-events/

May 6 Sunday 2:30-5pm, Irvine: OC Alliance for Just Change: Homelessness in OC - Working Together for Collaborative Change @ 2575 McCabe Way
OC Alliance for Just Change invites you to a free forum: Homelessness in Orange County - Working Together for Collaborative Change

May 7 Monday 6am-9pm, Irvine: UCIrvine On Strike! @ University of California Irvine, Intersection College & University
Statement from  AFSCME 3299: "Last week, UC forced their cuts on us. Instead of working with our bargaining team to address issues of widening inequality and outsourcing, UC's administrators decided to push proposals that only make things worse. On April 26, 2018 our bargaining team gave UC a 10-day strike notice that all service workers will be on strike and patient care workers will strike in solidarity. We will not go backwards, we will fight for a contract that respects us!" Strike will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday.

May 7-29 Vote-By-Mail Voting
Applications for vote-by-mail ballots available during this period from the Registrar of Voters' office.

May 7 Monday 4-6pm, Anaheim: Jose Trinidad Castaneda's Campaign Launch for Fullerton City Council D5 @ 825 N Euclid St.
You're invited to join local Fullerton voters and Jose Trinidad Castaneda at our campaign kick-off for Fullerton City Council District 5. With his Bachelor's degree from CalStateLA in hand, Jose has planted his roots back in the neighborhood that continues to be home to four generations of the Castaneda family. His family chose Fullerton in order to ensure their children earned a good education. Now, Jose is ready to step up his ongoing efforts to give back to his community by fighting to see that all residents of South Fullerton have a voice in city government.

May 7 Monday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC Meeting & Dinner @ San Juan Hills Golf Club, 32120 San Juan Creek Road
Young Democrats: Standing Up and Speaking Out...The Power of the Youth Movement! Following the tragic Parkland shootings, student activists nationwide are demanding change. Some local high schoolers are at the forefront of this movement and they are coming to speak at this meeting! Jackson Hinkle, a Senior at San Clemente High School, who helped organize the recent anti-gun violence rally, and who is also featured in this week's San Clemente Times (p19), will be emceeing the program which showcases this impressive, inspiring and passionate group of leaders. The program includes: Sutton Loughran: Youth Activism & Gun Reform; Landon Russell: Youth Voter Registration & the Power of Social Media to Create Change; Jake Rybczyk: Getting Money out of Politics; Olivia Fu: Immigration & Sanctuary: Its effect on Schools;   Jackson Hinkle: Environmental Activism by Young People. And more! Purchase ticket here.

May 7 Monday 6-8pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees Volunteer Orientation @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy,
This two-hour volunteer orientation covers an introduction to FOCD, a brief explanation of U.S. immigration detention, and step-by-step guidance on how to make a visit. Volunteers are able to start visiting immigrants in detention upon completion of our orientation.Topics include: History of FOCD, Overview of our Visitation Program, Overview of the U.S. immigration system, The role of a visitor (boundaries / confidentiality), Making your first visit, How to record your visit, FAQ. More details at www.friendsofocdetainees.org.

May 7 Monday 6-8:30pm, Irvine: Poor People's Campaign @ IHOP, 18542 Macarthur Blvd
Details: Agenda, Introductions, Group Announcements. Discuss 40 Days of nonviolent direct action in Sacramento and Orange County. Split up into working groups: Arts & Culture, Legal, Organizing & Political Education, Communications and Nonviolence Civil Disobedience. Call or text 949-307-6814 to find group once arrived.

May 7 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: People for Housing - OC YIMBY: Development and Displacement in Orange County @ Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center (SARTC), 1000 E Santa Ana Blvd,
Join us for presentations and discussion of urban development, displacement and the changing nature of housing and cities in Orange County. Presented by José Trinidad Castañeda III and Lisandro Orozco Sanz. This event will take place in the 5TH FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM at the Santa Ana Train Station. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP on this event page so we can plan food for everyone! Thank you!

May 9 Wednesday 6:30-9pm, Fullerton: Indivisible CA39 Members' Meeting @ 340 W. Commonwealth Avenue
Congressional candidates Andy Thorburn and Sam Jammal will each speak briefly.Phil Janowicz will join us, discussing the best ways to increase voter turnout for the primary so we can avoid having two Trump-loving candidates on the November ballot. He will also address the topic of, “How to talk to strangers to avoid a top 2 fiasco.”Viviana Martinez will present:Activist Self-Care: Building Perseverance in the Resistance. A discussion on how to implement self care into your daily life using everyday moments and activities. Incorporating mindfulness and member's personal anecdotes and tips that help them persevere. A $5 donation is welcome, but not required.

May 9 Wednesday 7-8pm, Santa Ana: OCYoung Democrats 2018 Primary Ground Game @ Chapter One: the modern local, 227 N Broadway
Our final general membership meeting before the June 5th Primary Election! We'll discuss the importance of voting June 5th and strategize on how we can maximize youth turnout. We'll also connect with our endorsed campaigns.  Additional details: facebook.com/events/2234170053265980

May 11 Friday 11:30am, Fountain Valley: League of Women Voters Orange Coast Luncheon @ Claim Jumper, 18050 Brookhurst
A special guest speaker this year is Chris Carson, President LWV US. Her topic is "Transforming the League as We Approach Our Second Century of Activism." Chris Carson was elected as the 19th president of the League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) and chair of the Board of Trustees of the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF) in June 2016. Ms. Carson has been a member of her local League for over 30 years, serving all of its leadership roles. In January 2005, Ms. Carson joined the Board of the League of Women Voters of California (LWVC) as Government Director. After her Board service, Ms. Carson became LWVC's Redistricting Program Director, leading its redistricting reform efforts, serving as one of the drafters of California's historic redistricting reform, and spearheading LWVC's effort to pass this ballot measure. Ms. Carson is a third generation California native. With a B.A. from Immaculate Heart College and an M.A. in History from the University of Southern California, Ms. Carson taught American history and government. She worked later as Director of Education for Heritage Square Museum. A League business meeting will occur prior to the luncheon.

May 11 Friday 6-8pm, Irvine: OC Environmental Justice Community Meeting @ Makara Center for the Arts, 811 N Main St
Join Orange County Environmental Justice (OCEJ) for its monthly community meeting.  Participate in a conversation on what environmental justice looks like in Acjachemen & Tongva homelands, Orange County. Get involved and join the EJ in Orange County! Please arrive promptly.  Street metered parking available around the venue. Bring your water jug.

May 11 Friday 6-8:45pm, Costa Mesa: OC League of Conservation Voters Environmental Leadership Awards @ Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Drive
Awards recipients are Gustav Arrellano, Enviromental Journalist of 2018 and Huntington Beach High School Green Team and Westminster High School Giving Farm. To reserve your seat, please mail your check by May 4. Admission then is $90; after May 4, admission is $105. No tickets available at the door without RSVP. If you are unable to attend, a donation is much appreciated. Make check payable Orange County League of Conservation Voters, PO Box 1303, Huntington Beach 92647. Contact Kathleen Shanfield kshanfield@aol.com with any questions.

May 12 Sunday Saturday 7:30am-3pm, Huntington Beach: Arlington West @ On the beach at 6th St and Pacific Coast Hwy
We have changed the date this month to Saturday for this month only. We will go back to Sunday in June.   Every month members of Veterans For Peace Chapter 110 set-up a memorial to honor and bring awareness of those who have died while serving the country in Iraq and Afghanistan and to bring awareness about continuing wars in the Middle East. The display reminds the public of these ongoing conflicts and their costs to the nation and its families, and also to continue to talk to, support and help the many Marines, Soldiers, Sailors, Veterans, family members and concerned others that come by. Volunteers are need to set up the field of crosses and other items. Depending upon number of helpers, this can take 45 minutes or up to two hours. Break-down goes much quicker than set-up and will likely start  at about 3pm. Again, volunteers are needed. For answers to any questions, contact Jeff at jeff.mfso@earthlink.net or call/text  562-522-4241.

May 12 Saturday 10am, Orange: OC Poverty Alleviation Coalition volunteer orientation @ OC Poverty Alleviation Coalition, 635 N Eckhoff St Suite L
The Coalition is recruiting volunteers and asking "Can you help? Where do you live? When can you show up? What can you provide? We need you!" For more information, contact Mohammed Aly, cell (714)414-3736. The Coalition plans to meet every Saturday through December.

May 12 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Santa Ana: OC NAACP general meeting @ OC NAACP, Second Baptist Church, 4300 Westminster Ave.
Please join us to discuss our Juneteenth Celebration, along with other topics and upcoming events. All are welcome!

May 12 Saturday 6:30pm, Irvine: "Women and Politics: Where Did We Go Wrong?" @ Museum of Woman, 17905 Sky Park Cir #A
The Joseph Campbell Foundation Mythological Roundtable presents Guest Speaker Barbara Nelson, Political Activist, sponsored by Rev. Karen Tate and the Museum of Woman. The event is open to the public. Cost: Love offering. Complimentary wine and cheese buffet included. Barbara will share her observations on the current state of women's political involvement: How has women's political involvement evolved? Where have their efforts worked to improve the world … and where have they become part of the problem instead of the solution? How do women, particularly white women, need to rethink their approach to politics in a way that dismantles oppressive patriarchy --as opposed to reinforcing it? What are some of the subtle, and not so subtle, ways the political system, particularly in campaigning, serves to undermine women and pressure them to conform to patriarchal modes of behavior? A graduate of Fullerton College and Cal State Fullerton, she has multiple degrees in geography, women's and American studies, with a focus on the intersectionality of gender.  She has pursued her interest in women's issues through involvement with: Organizing for Action, Planned Parenthood, OCCORD and the National Women's Political Caucus. Contact Barbara at ofacalif@gmail.com or 714/605-4845. Contact Rev. Dr. Karen Tate at karentate108@ca.rr.com. Presenters are responsible for their own content.

May 14 Monday 9pm, Santa Ana: Put Rent Control on the Santa Ana Ballot Tenants United Santa Ana and Chispa are organizing to put rent control on the Santa Ana ballot this November. Soon we will begin collecting petitions from registered Santa Ana voters to qualify for the November ballot. If you are a registered Santa Ana voter, RSVP if you intend on signing the petition. If you are a Santa Ana resident who can't vote but wants to support the campaign, RSVP to stay up to date with volunteer opportunities.

May 15 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Newport Beach: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club & Imagine Action Meeting @ Newport Beach Public Library, 1000 Avocado Ave
The Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club and Imagine Action OC May Meeting will feature guest speaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Filmmaker, Founder/CEO and Second Lady of California, and Julia Peacock, Candidate for United States Congress CA District 42. Free parking available; admission is free; RSVP required https://bit.ly/2K2yn5GSpecial Jennifer Siebel Newsom is the wife of California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, is a filmmaker, CEO, advocate, and thought leader. After graduating from Stanford's Graduate School of Business, she wrote, directed, and produced the 2011 award-winning documentary Miss Representation and launched The Representation Project, a nonprofit that uses film and media as a catalyst for cultural transformation. Her second film as a director, The Mask You Live In, premiered in 2015 and explores how America's narrow definition of masculinity is harming boys, men, and society at large. Jennifer is also an executive producer on two Emmy Award-Winning documentaries, The Invisible War and The Hunting Ground, and she serves on the Advisory Council for the Imagine Kids Bus Project, as well as the Common Sense Media Gender Initiative. Jennifer resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and their four young children.

May 15 Tuesday 7:15pm, Irvine: Cousins Club of OC: Inch'Allah @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
We will show the film, Inch'Allah (God Willing), which takes place on the border between Israel and the West Bank. Chloe, a Canadian doctor, goes to a refugee camp on the West Bank where she treats pregnant women. Chloe is confronted with the checkpoints, the ongoing conflict, the separation barrier and the people who are affected by the daily hardships.   Please note the earlier meeting time, 7:15 p.m., to give us time for the discussion that will follow the film. Please join us and share your thoughts.

May 17 Thursday 4pm & 6pm, Mission Viejo: Privatization Documentary "Backpack Full of Cash" narrated by Matt Damon @ Mission Viejo High School Theater, 25025 Chrisanta Dr
Free screening of this documentary explores the growing privatization of public schools and the resulting impact on America's most vulnerable children. Group discussion follows. Learn how to protect public education. Two Showings 4pm and 6:30pm. Light snacks will be provided!   Saddleback Valley Educators Association and Capistrano Unified Educators Association

May 17 Thursday 7:30-9:30pm, Irvine: V3 Series #5 - Community Reporting @ UC Irvine, 214, Pereira Dr
Community Reporting: Finding, Pitching, & Communicating Stories Citizen journalism and community reporting are terms that have grown up out of the social media developments over the last decade or so. Community reporting has added value to mainstream news coverage by bringing local stories to a wider audience, helping media to reflect a greater diversity of voices and inspire more people to change their communities for the better. Speakers: Amy DePaul is an award-winning writer whose articles have appeared on numerous websites and in major metropolitan newspapers, including the Washington Post and others. Thy Anh Vo is a reporter for the Voice of OC covering the cities of Anaheim, Garden Grove, and Westminster as well as transportation issues and the courts. Nick Gerda is a reporter for the Voice of OC who has regularly shed light on topics that are often kept in the shadows. Nick covers the city of Santa Ana, as well as the County of Orange. Mariko Lochridge is a former breaking news journalist covering international news for Reuters, AK+ and Japanese national broadcaster Nippon Television. This event will be moderating by Aditi Mayer, founder and editor-in-chief of InSight Magazine. Purchase tickets here. Hosted by Asian American Journalists Association - Los Angeles Chapter http://aaja-la.org/

May 18 Friday 11:30am, Costa Mesa: Planned Parenthood Community Action Fund Annual Luncehon @ Hilton Orange County, 3050 Bristol St
Featuring U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer as keynote speaker, this event will help Planned Parenthood Community Action Fund fight for policies that protect reproductive rights and ensure funds and resources necessary to elect champions are available. Every dollar raised will help the Community Action Fund achieve the following: help elect a Governor that will continue to protect access to quality reproductive health care and education; elect progressive state legislators to help protect and enlarge pro-women's health majorities; elect school board members that will help ensure students have access to comprehensive sexual health education; help organize and build political power in Orange and San Bernardino Counties for this year and 2020 and most critically, provide voters with a clear vision and movement to “March to the Polls” and take back the GOP House and Senate. Purchase your ticket here.

May 19 Saturday 7am-noon, Huntington Beach: Earth Day and 5K Run for Banning Ranch Conservancy @ Parking lot @ Beach Blvd & PCH
Banning Ranch Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to preserve, acquire, conserve and manage the entire Banning Ranch as permanent public open space, park and coastal nature preserve. It is the last large parcel of unprotected coastal open space remaining in Southern California and home to countless species of native plants and animals.  Over 19 special status/rare species have been identified on Banning Ranch. For more details and to sign up, go here.

May 19 Saturday 9:30am-noon, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle BYOB Bring Your Own Ballot Party & Chili Cook-Off @ Carden Conservatory Elemental School, 5702 Clark Dr
Come meet All the Candidates on HB Huddle's OC Voter Information Guide! They will be hosting tables and answering questions. $100 Trader Joes Gift Card awarded to the the First Annual Chili Cook-Off winner! Vote the entire down ballot with confidence. Bring mail-in ballot or sample ballot (sample ballots will be available). To request a mail-in ballot, instead of voting in person on election day, use this link: ocvote.com/voting/vote-by-mail-voting/request-permanent-vote-by-mail-ballot-status/

May 19 Saturday 10am-1pm, Yorba Linda: OC Equality Coalition: Our Stories OC - Altnernative Book Fair for Kids of all Ages @ Community Ctr, Activity Room B, 4501 Casa Lorna Ave
Orange County is home to children of all backgrounds, abilities, identities and dreams. Often, their stories are not heard. This “alternative book fair” will feature books about children and young people of all kinds and topics that are central to community identity. The book fair will feature book readings and signings by local authors, a varied collection of books for sale, a youth art gallery and a resource fair. Meet local authors and browse books by Sharon Chappell, Bruce Edlen, Sarah Rafael Garcia, Shruthi Rao, Amila Roy Shah, Scott Sussman. Hear readings by award-winning authors Shereen Rahming, Jessica Herthel aand Lis Leyson. Learn more and RSVP at ocequality@gmail.com and follow OCEC on Facebook.

May 19 Saturday 11am-1pm, Huntington Beach: Hands Across the Sand @ Northside HB Pier
At noon participants will join hands for 15 minutes drawing a line in thee sand for a simple and clear message: No to dirty fuels, Yes to Clean Energy. There will be an opportunity for a beach cleanup from 12:30 pm-1:00 pm. Participants are encouraged to take public transportation, ride your bike, carpool. Other organizations joining us: TBA. The philosophy of HANDS: This is an opportunity of global importance. This is an opportunity for any person from all over the world to gather together and become active in helping to change our world energy policies to ensure a sustainable planet. What are we trying to accomplish? On a local, national and global level joining hands sendes a powerful visual message of human solidarity. Unified in the defense of the air we breath, the water we drink and the food we consume from dangerous, dirty energy sources. Every time people join hands that message is reinforced. A line in the sand is a powerful thing.

May 19 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United-OC: Kathleen K. Treseder, Climate Change and What It Has to Do with Separation of Church & State @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Kathleen Treseder is a professor in the UCI School of Biological Sciences and holds the Ayala Chair of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Dr. Treseder received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1999. She is widely published and her interests are Microbial biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, and global change. She has received a number of fellowships and excellence in teaching awards. She was also named as one of 33 young women likely to influence their respective fields in the 21st century. For more info, email mail@au-oc.org or visit the Orange County AU web site at www.au-oc.org and on Facebook here.

May 19 Saturday 2-5pm, Santa Ana: Canvass for Rent Control in Santa Ana @ El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N Ross St.
El Centro Cultural is organizing a day for its May Day people to help with the rent control initiative in Santa Ana. IMPORTANT: Prior to the event, please go here http://bit.ly/RentControlSA to sign up for the canvassing shift for May 19, 2pm-5pm! On the day of, check in at the rent control office at El Centro a little before 2pm. Remember to also check out with the rent control office at the end of the shift, returning the gathered signatures. The campaign needs as many volunteers as possible, so please sign up for other shifts if possible.
Nos estamos organizando para poner el control de rente en la boleta de Santa Ana este noviembre. ¡Necesitamos su ayuda para recolectar 13,000 firmas! Tenemos hasta el 25 de mayo para recoger firmas de votantes registrados de Santa Ana para calificar.Tenants United es una coalición de grupos, organizaciones e individuos que trabajan juntos para implementar Control de Renta en Santa Ana. Como voluntario, buscará firmas en todos los hogares y negocios de Santa Ana. Regístrese para todos los turnos que pueda para ayudarnos a lograr nuestra meta y llevar el control de renta a Santa Ana. ¡Complete el siguiente formulario y únase al movimiento de Inquilinos para obtener derechos de vivienda! Debe tener 18 años o más.

May 19 Saturday 2-3:15pm, Irvine: OC Brady Campaign General Meeting @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkway
This interactive meeting will focus on discussion of plans and ideas for this exciting year ahead that foresees a continued strong move forward on gun violence prevention (GVP). This is an opportunity to pick up resource materials, tee-shirts, volunteer for projects and most importantly be in a gathering of like-minded people! Light refreshments will be served. RSVP: orangecounty@bradymail.org   ACTION ALERT: Say no to bumpstocks. The ATF has issued the proposed rule that would ban bump-stock-type devises under the National Firearms Act.  We are now in the middle of the open comment period which closes on June 27 at 11:59 p.m. So far, more than 17,800 comments have been submitted, the vast majority of them opposing ATF's efforts to ban bump stocks. It is crucial for the GVP movement to drive a substantial number of comments in support of ATF's effort to ban bump stocks. Please submit your comment to the ATF here:
https://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=ATF-2018-0002-0001 For more information, click here.

May 20 Sunday 12:30-3pm, Fullerton: Homeless in Orange County: What Are the Solutions? @ Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Fullerton, 1600 N Acacia Ave
Five speakers with contrasting areas of expertise will give their perspective on aspects of this complex task. Dr. David Snow will present a study of the causes and costs of homelessness in Orange County. Eve Garrow, PhD, is the Homelessness Policy Analyst and Advocate in the Dignity for All Project, ACLU of Southern California. Jordan Hoiberg representing the Orange County Catholic Worker. Mr. Hoiberg works in Isaiah House of the Orange County Catholic Worker, which has served poor people with dignity since 1987. Tim Houchen founded Hope 4 Restoration, “to address chronic homelessness in our communities by promoting solutions that benefit those experiencing homelessness and the communities that are impacted by homelessness.” Jesus J. Silva is the Fullerton Council Member for District 3. The Fullerton City government is rapidly becoming more involved in addressing homelessness. After the speakers' presentations, there will be a Q&A session and a networking session, including representatives of additional organizations. The following have been invited: Housing is a Human Right OC, Poor People's Campaign of Orange County, Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, OCCCO PICO, Fullerton Collaborative Homelessness Subcommittee, Represent.us, Access California Mental Health Advocates. Suggested donation: new underwear/new socks; light lunch to be provided first come/first served.

May 20 Sunday 12:30-4:30pm, Anaheim: NAKBA 70 & Great March of Return (Free Palestine) @ 611 S. Brookhurst St.
Palestinians will mark the passing of 70 years since the massive forced expulsion of Palestinians from their national homeland. Of all Zionist war crimes, none was as massive as that committed in the 1948 era with the wholesale expulsion of the Palestinian Arab people from their homes, towns and villages, as part of a calculated plan to uproot an entire population and empty the land of its indigenous inhabitants.Organizations: Please contact us to add your organization to the supporting organization list.  Additional details at: facebook.com/events/195922254380982

May 20 Sunday 1-3pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees: Transition Program Orientation @ 2091 Business Center Drive, Suite 100
Our Transition Program is the only service of its kind and has provided emergency support to over 190 asylum seekers. These are men and women who have been released on the streets of downtown Los Angeles very late at night, alone, disoriented, with no money or belongings. Our Transition Program provides:
- Safe pick-up upon release   - Access to emergency accommodation   - Transport support   - Cell phone (to loan while in OC), food, clothing, backpack, and toiletries.We are currently in desperate need to recruit day-time volunteers who can provide support in Orange County. We highly recommend this orientation for:   - FOCD volunteers who want to learn more about the Transition Program   - FOCD volunteers who want to share important information about the program to the men and women they are visiting in detention   - FOCD volunteers who want to join the Transition Program Team   - Anyone else who wants to learn more or show their support.   RSVP IS ESSENTIAL. Please RSVP by May 14 to focdoutreachofficer@gmail. com. Additional info: facebook.com/events/1253789208090834

May 20 Sunday 1:30-3pm, Santa Ana: Moms Demand Action: OC Candidates Down Ballot Meeting @ Temple Beth Sholom, 2625 N. Tustin Ave.
Brought to you by: Moms Demand Action - CA & Orange County Voter Information Project - OCVIP  Come meet candidates for Orange County local races! Join us as we introduce candidates for positions like County DA, Sheriff, Board of Supervisors, and many more! Gunsense begins at home and we need to elect candidates who want to make a difference in the fight for gun violence prevention. Please RSVP in this link: http://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/11891/

May 20 Sunday 1-3:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative - Anne Braden White Southern Allies @ Youth-on-the-Move, Inc. Hqt., 1850 E. 17th. Street #103
Lynn Burnett will be offering a lecture, followed by a facilitated discussion, about the radical white southerner Anne Braden and her involvement in the civil rights movement. We'll hone in on the moments in Anne's life that allowed her to shift her consciousness away from supporting segregation, and towards ultimately becoming a trusted ally and friend of movement leaders including Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., and Ella Baker. We'll also bring our attention to organizing and movement strategies, and reflect on what we personally find most meaningful from Anne's story. We welcome you to bring your own snacks or snacks to share! There is a large free parking lot directly behind the building off of 16th St.  More info: facebook.com/events/1903770963006805

May 20 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine: "The June 5 Ballot" from the League of Women Voters @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Featuring a special presentation from the League of Women Voters. The LWV will be discussing the ballot measures and positions on the June 5 ballot, so come ready with questions about what you're going to vote on! We will also be joined by the endorsed candidates for the Democratic Party in our district to share an update from their campaigns. There will also be food and refreshments for everyone who can make it!!

May 20 Sunday 4-6pm, Costa Mesa: Our Revolution Costa Mesa @ Panera Bread, 3030 Harbor Boulevard
Our Revolution Costa Mesa will reclaim democracy for the working people of Costa Mesa by harnessing the transformative energy of the political revolution.

May 20 Sunday 4-7pm, Irvine: RBG The Movie Viewing @ Edwards Town Center 6, 4245 Campus Dr
An intimate portrait of an unlikely rock star: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. With unprecedented access, the filmmakers explore how her early legal battles changed the world for women. After the Ruth Bader Ginsburg movie there will be a discussion lead by Retired Judge Lynne Riddle at the Veggie Grill. Purchase your tickets today at: https://www.regmovies.com/checkout/254145312#/tickets

May 20 Sunday 5-7pm, Tustin: Democratic Socialists of America reading group: Housing @ Bardot Bars & Coffee, 662 El Camino Real

May 21 Monday: Last day to register to vote in the Statewide Direct Primary Election
The Voter Registration Form shall be mailed (postmarked by this date) or delivered to the county elections official by this date and is effective upon receipt. The Voter Registration Form may also be submitted by this date to the Department of Motor Vehicles or any National Voter Registration Act designated agency.   Last day for military or overseas voters to register to vote, to request a vote-by-mail ballot, and to send it to the county elections official.

May 21 Monday 7:30-10:30pm, Anaheim: We are Sanctuary - Ramadan Community Iftar @ Olive Tree Restaurant, 518 S Brookhurst St Ste 1
Gather to reconnect and reconfirm the commitment to showing up for each other in community and at the polls this mid term and in November. These are politically and socially divisive times where hate and exclusion often rule the day. Many activists and progressives in Orange County have experienced this hate first hand at city council meetings over SB54. The only way to win and be resilient is by doing it together-  gather, heal and build relationships. This event is an opportunity to join with Muslim brothers and sisters, friends and neighbors in their Ramadan fast. Community members and organizations on the forefront of "being sanctuary" will share testimonies and how to mobilize to be sanctuary for each other. The event is organized by Activate Labs and partner organizations and speakers will share perspectives and stories on TPS (Temporary Protected Status, Muslim Travel Ban, Deportations, Detentions, SB54, Refugees Welcome, and Islamophobia). Dinner cost is $30 - Seating is very limited; RSVP here: https://bit.ly/2IJ4Lwo  To sponsor or for more information: monica@activatelabs.org

May 22 Tuesday 5-9pm, Costa Mesa: Our Revolution Costa Mesa's Barn Berner @ Fairview Community Church, 2525 Fairview Rd.
Join us for a Town Hall full of progressive State and Local candidates!Make sure to get there early to meet the candidates, sign up to volunteer, and donate to their campaigns.   Additional Details, including Speaker Line up:   eventbrite.com/e/our-revolution-costa-mesa-barn-berner-tickets-46021117401

May 22 Tuesday 6-8pm, Anaheim: Community Forum on Police Violence and Gang Injunctions @ 1546 E LaPalma
The PEOPLE's Coalition community forum on Police Violence and Gang Injunctions will address issues that impact communities harshly and that the Anaheim community know all too well. Please attend to learn how these issues look like in our community.

May 22 Tuesday 7pm, Laguna Beach: Miko Peled: "An Insider's Journey of Discovery and a Solution for Peace between the Palestinians and Israelis" @ Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laguna Beach, 429 Cypress Dr.
Miko Peled is a leading advocate for a peaceful solution to conflict in the Middle East. An Israeli American activist, Peled will deliver an account of his transformation-from a young man living in the heart of Israel's apartheid regime, and his service in the Israeli military, to his fearless advocacy for nonviolent struggle seeking equal rights for all Palestinians and Israelis.
Peled was born into a well-known Zionist family in Jerusalem in 1962. He followed in his father's footsteps at first, joining Israel's Special Forces after high school and earning the red beret, worn by the Tzanhanim Airborne Brigade and the elite special forces units of Israel.
After the 1982 Lebanon invasion, however, Peled grew to regret his military decision. He subsequently wrote that "Israel is faced with two options:
continue to exist as a Jewish state while controlling the Palestinians through military force and racist laws, or
undertake a deep transformation into a real democracy where Israelis and Palestinians live as equals in a shared state, their shared homeland.
For Israelis and Palestinians alike, the latter path promises a bright future."
Miko Peled is the author of The General's Son, A Journey of An Israeli in Palestine. In his most recent book, Injustice: The story of the Holy Land Foundation Five, Peled reveals the terrifying results of collusion between the United States and Israel in eroding civil liberties in the United States.
For additional Information Contact: Rachel Daniels BPDANIELS215@GMAIL.COM (310) 714-2699

May 23 Wednesday 11am-1:30pm, Irvine: Women For:OC - "Trumping Democracy" @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
This explosive documentary follows the money to the reclusive multi-billionaire Robert Mercer who bought Breitbart News and funded the effort, while inserting Steve Bannon into the presidential campaign as its manager. Using data of millions of Americans acquired from Facebook, Google, banks, credit companies, social security and more, another Mercer company, Cambridge Analytica, used tactics to identify voters deemed "most neurotic or worried," whom they believed could swing for Trump. Bring your return address labels to work on an action item following the film. Additional information on FB: facebook.com/events/1756858737709246

May 23 Wednesday 2pm, Santa Ana: Asian Americans Advancing Justice- OC @ Southland Integrated Services, 1618 W 1st St,
Join us for an amazing panel discussion about AANHPI leaders in OC! More info at events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/m?oeidk=a07efdp00yzda0864a8

May 23 Wednesday 6pm, Irvine: Fix It Healthcare Movie Showing and Discussion @ Home of Ron and Masha, 9 Sunset River
Come see this monumental film describing the many financial and personal benefits of #SinglePayer enhanced and improved #Medicare4All. All local candidates with contacts have been invited to attend with Q&A to follow. No #HealthcareJustice no peace!!

May 24 Thursday 7-11:30am, Irvine: UCI School of Social Ecology Policy Forum: Combating Homelessness in Orange County @ The Cove at UCI Applied Innovation, 5141 California
The School of Social Ecology, Master of Public Policy (MPP) program and the Public Policy Student Association (PPSA) forum will include panel discussions and keynote address exploring critical challenges by engaging the leaders, policy makers, researchers and service agencies at the front lines of addressing homelessness. Keynote speaker Mark Putnam will draw upon his impressive career combating homelessness in the greater Seattle area. Putnam has dedicated his professional life to addressing the housing needs of youth and young adults, people living with HIV/AIDS as well as the chronically homeless. As former Executive Director of All Home, Putman led a broad coalition of government, business and non-profit organizations that increased the number of people becoming housed by nearly 80%. Currently, Putman is the Executive Director of the Accelerator YMCA, which provides trauma-informed housing, behavioral health, and supportive services to youth and their families. Light breakfast offered and program agenda follows at 7:30am. View program agenda here.
View speaker bios here. Admission is free. RSVP here is required.

May 24 Thursday 11:30pm, Costa Mesa: World Affairs Council OC: "From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin's Russia" with Amb. Michael McFaul @ The Center Club, 650 Town Center Dr, Garden Level
Michael McFaul is the former US Ambassador To Russia (2012-2014) and now Professor of Political Science at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University and Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. McFaul, who served as President Obama's advisor on Russian Affairs before serving as Ambassador, will talk with VIP members at an OC WAC luncheon about Russian leader Vladimir Putin and his character and goals, challenges, and impacts.  As one of America's top experts on post-Soviet Russia, he will provide valuable perspective on the turbulent past relations, current news headlines, and the future of US-Russian relations. He is also an analyst for NBC News and a contributing columnist to The Washington Post. Dr. McFaul served for five years in the Obama administration, first as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russian and Eurasian Affairs at the National Security Council at the White House (2009-2012), and then as U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation (2012-2014). Dr. McFaul's latest book "From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin's Russia" comes out Spring 2018. VIP Reception 11:30am; General Reception 11:30am; Lunch & Speaker Program 12:15pm. Ticket prices: Premium Member Lunch + Program $55; Premium Member Guest Lunch + Program $55; VIP Reception + Lunch + Program $150; VIP Reception only (1 ticket) $100. Table Sponsor (10 seats - includes 2 VIP Reception tickets) $600. If interested in attending the event, call 949/253-5751 or email orangecounty@worldaffairscounci.org by Thursday May 17. Dietary Restrictions: Please e-mail orangecounty@worldaffairscouncil.org or call our office (949) 253-5751 by Thursday, May 17, 2018. Accommodations cannot be made after this date. Refund Policy: Refund requests will not be accepted after the registration deadline. Cancellations must be made no later than the registration deadline. Paying by Check: If sending in a check, please call our office by Thursday, May 17, 2018

May 25 Friday 7:30am-8:30pm, Newport Beach: Students Demand Action OC: Vigil for Santa Fe School Shooting @ Newport Beach Pier
Once again, a school community has been rocked by gun violence. On Friday, May 18th, a shooter entered Santa Fe High School in Texas and took the lives of 8 students, 2 teachers and traumatized the school and the nation. The purpose of this *electric* candlelight vigil is for our community to come together to mourn the lives lost in this shooting and to stand in solidarity with the Santa Fe school community and families. We will start gathering at the beginning of the Newport Beach Pier at 7:30 pm. The names of the 10 victims will be read by students of Orange County. We then will proceed to walk the length of the pier with our candles and flower arrangements, stopping at the end of the pier to drop the flower arrangements into the ocean. We ask that all signs brought are unifying messages to show love for those affected by this shooting and solidarity between Orange County and Santa Fe. This vigil is meant to unite our communities and bring awareness to the issue of gun violence in schools in a peaceful way.

May 25 Friday 4:30-7:30pm, Yorba Linda: No Hate in Yorba Linda @ Yorba Linda Community Center, 4501 Casa Loma Ave
In response to the latest in a series of regressive events in the City of Yorba Linda, the community is gathering to protest the spotlighting of a controversial former law enforcement official convicted of racial profiling (Sheriff Joe Arpaio). It's time to send the message that Yorba Linda and U.S. Congressional District 39 cannot continue the direct and indirect condoning of hate and ignorance-driven public events!

May 25 Friday 6-8pm, Tustin: National Women's Political Caucus OC Reception for Delaine Eastin @ Home of Sherri Loveland, 10921 Silverado Terrace
Join Sherri Loveland and the National Women's Political Caucus of OC for a Reception honoring, Delaine Eastin, candidate for CA Governor. Download the flyer and registration form: https://www.nwpcoc.org/reception_for_delaine_eastin

May 26 Saturday 5-7pm, Santa Ana: Democratic Socialists of America - Mutal Aid Brainstorming @ Taqueria Carniceria Tapatia Inc, 202 S Bristol St
Continue brainstorming with Democratic Socialists of America - OC and long-term planning for upcoming mutual aid projects. All are welcome!

May 28 Monday 1-8pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America-OC: Screen-printing Workshop & BBQ @ 31 Briarwood
Screen-printing: Bring your own shirts/sweaters/bags that you want to get screened with Socialist Feminist design. BBQ: BYOB and food for the grill.

May 29 Tuesday 7am-noon, Huntington Beach: Banning Ranch Conservancy Race Against Extinction! @ Boardwalk, 21579 Pacific Coast Hwy
Did you know only 3% of all charitable donations made in the U.S. go to wildlife and environmental conservation? This is not enough.  The time couldn't be more urgent to take a stand (or make a run) and have voices heard loud and clear that wildlife is important and more must be done to protect them.  Come out for a 5K obstacle course fun run on the beach to raise awareness and funds for endangered species and their habitats. The goal is to make this the biggest collective RAWR for wildlife and it's in Honor of Endangered Species Day. At the time of registration, choose the organization you would like to run for - that cause will receive 50% of your ticket price. Choose the Banning Ranch Conservancy and you will receive a free one year membership!​ Register here. Parking at Beach Blvd. & PCH.

May 29 Tuesday 9am-noon, Santa Ana: OC Rally to Protect Californians from Conversion Therapy @ Sasscer Park, corner of Ross & Santa Ana Blvd.
The LGBT Center OC and Equality California have learned that a group called Church United is holding a press conference on Tuesday in Santa Ana in support of anti-LGBTQ conversion therapy — efforts to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity — and in opposition to AB 2943, proposed California legislation that would help protect LGBTQ Californians from so-called "conversion therapy." According to their press release, they will bring speakers who will talk about being “former homosexuals” and faith leaders who support the psychologically damaging and ineffective practice of conversion therapy. This group doesn't speak for the majority of Orange County's faith community, and their false claims about AB 2943 and so-called "conversion therapy" must not go unchallenged. In response, the peaceful  demonstration and press conference will show that Orange County's faith and LGBTQ leaders are united in support of LGBTQ equality and AB 2943, common sense legislation that would simply make clear in California law that claiming to be able to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity in exchange for money is a fraudulent business practice that misleads consumers and exposes LGBTQ people to damaging psychological abuse. For more information, please visit www.eqca.org/ab2943. The rally agenda will include press conference and proceed during their event, to show the community that they are loved. Bring signs with POSITIVE messages for the LGBTQ community. Positive messages of love, inclusion and diversity are welcome; negativity is not Sasscer Park is located on the corner of Ross & Santa Ana Blvd. Contact Laura Kanter at the LGBT Center OC with questions or offers to help.

May 29 Tuesday 10am-noon, Irvine: Clergy & Laity United For Economic Justice community gathering @ Community Congregational UCC, Los Alamitos, 4111 Katella Ave.
This month we will be gathering at Pastor Sam's Church in Los Alamitos. We look forward to a time of conversation about the economic justice issues that our communities are facing. With the power of faith, hope, and solidarity we will achieve transformation in our communities. As a distinguished faith and community leader, please join us in our efforts to break down barriers, and to further expand economic opportunity for all. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to:   sortega@cluejustice.org Light refreshments will be provided.   #CLUEJustice #SacredRESISTANCE

May 29 Tuesday 6-8pm, Irvine: Indivisible OC 45: Congressional Debate for CA 45 Congressional District @ Portola High School
Join Indivisible OC 45 for the last debate before the primaries between Brian Forde, Katie Porter, Dave Min, and Kia Hamandanchy as they fight to earn your vote!   If you have not seen yet the candidates, this will be a great opportunity. Bring your friends and family, we have plenty of seats!Remember, the primary is on June 5th when we will select the two candidates that will face each other in the midterm election in November.To submit your question click on this link: https://goo.gl/forms/r7paNidQGGFANDc42
Sign up and make sure to submit your question through the Eventbrite link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/congressional-debate-for-ca-45-congressional-district-tickets-45607799155?aff=es2

May 29 Tuesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative book club discussion New Jim Crow @ Youth-on-the-Move, Inc. Hqt., 1850 E. 17th. Street #103
For 2018, we are going to go chapter-by-chapter through The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander for our monthly book club discussion. In May, we will read Chapter 4. We will be using The New Jim Crow Study Guide and Call to Action to frame our discussions, which can be downloaded for free here: http:// www.newjimcroworganizing.or g/studyguide-free.htmlWe will discuss Chapter 5 during our June reading discussion. After we finish the book, we will read Building a Movement to End the New Jim Crow and then at the end of the year we will watch the film 13th by Ava DuVernay. You are welcome to bring food for yourself or to share! There is a large free parking lot directly behind the building off of 16th St.

May 30-Jun 5 Vote-By Mail Voting - Late Conditions During this period, vote-by-mail ballots are available when conditions prevent voting at the polling place. Written application signed under penalty of perjury is required unless the vote-by-mail voter's ballot is voted in the office of the elections official.

May 30 Wednesday 8am-6pm, Irvine: Climate Solutions Summit @ Beckman Center Of The National Academies Of Sciences And Engineering, 100 Academy
The Climate Solutions Summit will facilitate interactions among UC Irvine researchers, community leaders, stakeholders, and decision makers. The summit will solicit input on community needs regarding climate issues. Summit participants will help identify socially meaningful research priorities, important problems and solutions, as well as ways to improve public communication. Through this effort, the summit will foster a more diverse, inclusive, and impactful set of partnerships to develop climate solutions. The summit format is designed to emphasize community input through moderated discussions and listening sessions on topical themes. Keynote presentations will address climate solutions from both scientific and community perspectives. For more information, including a link to register for the event, visit the website: http://ecoevo.bio.uci.edu/climate-solutions-summit/

May 30 Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm, Irvine: Developing Safer Spaces by Jeanine Subhia and Zenith Azad Farin @ UCI Cross Cultural Center Board Room
Muslims fall within a wide spectrum of knowing very little about their own sexuality and sexual health to being very comfortable with the topic -- whether you're informed or under-informed, this workshop creates a space to talk about it and learn in honest conversation with trained professionals. The workshop will train participants on how to create support for individuals struggling to access knowledge and resources regarding sexual health in our communities

May 30 Wednesday 6pm, Irvine: Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter General Meeting @ 9 Sundset River
We will discuss all manner of topics of interest, national, regional, and local. Please bring potluck snack food. For more info, contact Dr Bill Honigman 949-246-6283, @DrBillH, Progressive Democrats of America (PDAmerica); www.pdamerica.org, @pdamerica

May 30 Wednesday 6-9pm, Orange: Speak up for LGBTQ Youth at Orange Unified School District @ 1401 N. Handy St., Bldg. H
Orange Unified School District Special Meeting. The group that has been going around fighting Comprehensive Sex Ed. by telling people it is about teaching kids to masturbate with vegetables and teaching gay sex will be at a special Orange Unified School Board Meeting tonight focused on this issue. These people are traveling all over OC, going to school board meetings and telling lies.I know many of you are getting weary, I sure am. But we need to keep up with this and make sure we speak truth to power.Please come tonight! Bring a banana.

May 30 Wednesday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club: Ballot Party @ Costa Mesa Senior Center, 695 W 19th St
Join club members and bring your practice ballots to prepare for the blue wave! Agenda: voter guide walk-through, find out who the Democratic Party endorses, discuss propositions and candidates, learn important voter info. Some ballot items only appear on the ballot and were not in the voter guide? Learn about them at the Ballot Party to make sure you don't miss an important opportunity to shape your community. Please RSVP here.

May 30 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Irvine: Homelessness Forum With UCI Sociology Professors @ 10 Corporate Park #120
More than a month ago, a lot of discussions and debates erupted among Southern Orange County residents in the wake of a group of homeless people. In an effort to help community know more about the history, the current situation and potential solutions of homelessness issue, The Orange County Chinese Parents Book Club (OCCPBC) and Future Chinese Leaders of America (FCLA) have invited professor Dr. David Snow, Dr. Jacob Avery and Dr. Yang Su, three experts in researching homelessness, social inequality and poverty from Department of Sociology of UCI, to present their research results on the true cause of homelessness and the better initiative to combat it. Please come and join other socially-conscious community members to understand this issue in our lives so we all can make a difference in fighting to end homelessness in Orange County. [From Mary Ann Gaido, on behalf of Jing Sun]

May 30 Wednesday 7-9pm, Irvine: Free Film about Gaza: "Where Should The Birds Fly" @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy.
Irvine United Congregational Church and the Arab American Civic Council are proud to present the film "Where Should The Birds Fly"."Where Should The Birds Fly" is the first film about Gaza made by Palestinians living the reality of Israel's siege and blockade of this tiny enclave. It is the story of two young women, survivors of Israel's Operation Cast Lead. Mona Samouni, now 12 years old and the filmmaker, Fida Qishta, now 27, represent the spirit and future of Palestinians. The film is a visual documentation of the Goldstone Report. But it is so much more. It reveals the strength and hope, the humanity and humor that flourishes among the people of Gaza. Few films document so powerfully and personally the impact of modern warfare and sanctions on a civilian population.
**Our main driveway is closed because of construction, so please enter at 31 Creek Road. Go straight ahead and turn right at the end of the driveway. Ample parking is available outside Plumer Hall where the film will be screened.**Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.  Additional Details: facebook.com/events/185390408805038

May 31 Thursday 3-5:30pm, Irvine: Climate Refugee Stories: Building the Road to Resilience @ Cross-Cultural Center, Dr. White Room
Climate Refugee Stories is a multi-media narrative and archiving project that uplifts the stories of people around the world who have been displaced by direct or indirect impacts of climate change, and documents the ways communities are responding to these crises. There are currently no legal protections for “climate refugees” in international law. Furthermore, the United States' current policies of climate change denialism, increasing militarization, and border controls are exacerbating a global refugee crisis. But there is hope. This project invites storytellers and audiences to debate and define "climate refugees" for themselves--to reveal the historical, political, economic, and environmental causes of migration, and to provide tools for building community resilience and allying movements for social and environmental justice.  UC Critical Refugee Studies Collective if the event sponsor for this interactive storytelling, art, and community discussion event facilitated by Monica Curca of Activate Labs. For more info and to register, visit here.

May 31 Thursday 7-9pm, Westminster: Community Forum: 2018 Elections @ 14841 Moran St,
Building on the work of progressive organizers, the planners of this forum (VietRISE, Resilience OC, Korean Resource Center, and Viet Rainbow of Orange County) recognize the importance of this election cycle and its long-term impacts on communities. This Community Forum and Discussion is an opportunity to collectively learn about specific issues on this year's ballot and to build clarity around key propositions impacting ours and surrounding communities so that more informed voting choices will be made. While presidential races are usually the most visible aspect of the U.S. election system, statewide and local ballot measures during midterm and general elections will have the most direct and immediate impact on local communities. This will be the focus for the evening; another goal is to build this conversation into the movement for social justice beyond the election cycle. Specific measures and issues we will be discussing include: Costa Hawkins, Prop 70, Measure E in Westminster, CA Sanctuary Laws, and more. Event is free and refreshments will be served.


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Jun 2 Saturday 9-11am, Anaheim: Town Hall for Disneyland Workers with Bernie Sanders @ River Arena, 201 E Broadway
The Disneyland workers' town hall, which will focus on poverty, Iiequality and the Living Wage, will welcome Sen Bernie Sanders. #StopDisneyPoverty #DisneyCanDoBetter

Jun 2 Saturday 10am-2pm, Irvine: Students Demand Action OC: OC Wear Orange for gun violence awareness @ 15 Sweet Shade
Join Students Demand Action OC for a family-friendly day at the park. There will be food, fun activities for kids, and an opportunity for adults to phonebank to get out the vote! RSVP here: http://act.everytown.org/event/wear-orange-2018/12064/ This event is a private reservation and is not endorsed or sponsored by the City of Irvine.

Jun 2 Saturday 4:30-6:30pm, Irvine: Radical Civility with SMART director Chuck Tyler @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Chuck Tyler, Strategic Director at SMART Politics (https://www.joinsmart.org) will lead us in an interactive workshop on Radical Civility.
Tickets are free but please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/radical-civility-with-smart-director-chuck-tyler-tickets-44285363715?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=eventcard Additional details: facebook.com/events/207185210032501

Jun 2 Saturday 5-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Peace Builders of OC: Free Screening of Quest: A Documentary @ Church of the Foothills, 19211 Dodge Ave
QUEST is a vivid illumination of race and class in America and a testament to love, healing and hope. Refreshments will be served.Presented by: Church of the Foothills' Peace Benevolence and Justice Ministry (PB&J). Followed by discussion, the screening is part of the Poor People's Campaign to end systemic racism. Filmed with vérité intimacy for nearly a decade, QUEST is the moving portrait of a family from North Philadelphia. Beginning during the Obama presidency, Christopher "Quest" Rainey and his wife, Christine'a "Ma Quest," raise a family while nurturing a community of hip-hop artists in their basement home music studio. Film directed by Jonathan Olshefski, produced by Sabrina Schmidt Gordon Official Selection, 2017 Sundance Film Festival. A co-production of ITVS and American Documentary | POV pbs.org/povThis event is a collaboration with POV, PBS' award winning nonfiction film series. This film will be broadcast June 18 on PBS

Jun 2 Saturday 5:30pm, Costa Mesa: Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Tour @ Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church, 2485 Mesa Verde Dr East
Enjoy wine and cheese and mingle with the filmmakers during intermission. $12 general admission; $10 bring a friend. For more info, contact programs@ocuuc.org or 714/556-2882.

Jun 2 Saturday 6-7pm, Santa Ana: Cog•nate Collective: Regionalia Conversation "A conversation on Music and (Be)Longing" @ CSUF Grand Central Art Center, 125 N Broadway
Since 2010, Cog•nate Collective's work has sought to address various in the context of the Alta/Baja California border region, a terrain where the political boundary between the United States and Mexico is contested and negotiated not just on a rhetorical level, but at the scale of the everyday. This years exhibit includes work created over the span of nearly 4 years that the artists have served as artists-in-residence at Grand Central Art Center, establishing numerous collaborations with residents, students and community groups in the region.  Throughout the exhibition from Mar 3 to Jun 17, Cog•nate and Grand Central Art Center has hosted a series of conversations around citizenship and belonging, central topics explored through the projects on view.  This last conversation will ask "Who do you root for? A conversation on Sports and (Be)Longing."

Jun 3 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC: Farrah Khan Community ChoiceEnergy @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Farrah Khan is an advocate for Community ChoiceEnergy, or CCA. http://www.localcleanenergy.org/resources/communitychoice .CCA is a national initiative for city and county governments to take leadership roles in energy, give local residents more energy choices, and offer conservation incentives.   Farrah Khan has been active with Community Choice Energy in Irvine. Her group hopes Irvine becomes the first Orange County CCA city, and a model for local energy choice and conservation. They hope to recruit other Irvine and Orange County supporters for this new initiative.   The GPOC County Council meeting will immediately follow the General Meeting. All attendees are welcome to stay and view the business aspects of running the Green Party during the County Council meeting. https://greenpartyoc.wordpress.com/coming-events/

Jun 3 Sunday 4:30-6:30pm, Irvine: Radical Civility with SMART director Chuck Tylerby @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Chuck Tyler, Strategic Director at SMART Politics (https://www.joinsmart.org/) will lead us in an interactive workshop on Radical Civility.
Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/radical-civility-with-smart-director-chuck-tyler-tickets-44285363715?utm-medium =discovery&utm-campaign=so cial&utm-content=attendees hare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=eventcard. For more info:  facebook.com/events/207185210032501

Jun 4 Monday 7-8:30pm, Anaheim: Housing is a Human Right: Collaboration & Execution @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim-UUCA, 511 S Harbor Blvd ·
Strategize for rapid response to unfolding developments. Increase our capacity for change through trainings. To see the meeting schedule, refer to the calendar at website summerofthepeople.org

Jun 4 Monday 6-8:30pm, Irvine: Poor People's Campaign Monthly Meeting @ IHOP, 18542 MacArthur Blvd
Agenda will focus on planning for the 40 days of action in Sacramento and Orange County and next steps as a movement. Join PeaceBuilders Meetup group at https://www.meetup.com/PeaceBuildersOfOC/events/

Jun 5 Tuesday 7am-8pm, Statewide: Primary Election Day
For complete information, visit ocvote.com. You can find the answer to virtually any question about voting in Orange County on the website, which includes a "help center" for online chat with a staff member or you can call 714/567-7600. For information on your polling place, voting by mail (deadline for requesting vote by mail ballot is May 23), the website should be able to answer all your questions.

Jun 5 Tuesday 7am-8pm, Santa Ana: Canvass for Rent Control in Santa Ana @ Latino Health Access, 450 W 4th St, Ste 130
Tenants United Santa Ana came together out of the need to defend our people's right to live, remain and prosper in Santa Ana. We believe we can defend this right with rent control! This June 5th, we want to mobilize 100 volunteers to canvass for rent control during the primary. There will be breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided. Can we count on you to cover any of the following shifts: 7:00AM-10:00AM, 12:00PM-2:00PM, 4:00PM-8:00PM? https://www.facebook.com/TuSantaAna/

Jun 5 Tuesday 8-10am, Garden Grove: OC Homeless Food Delivery @
The OC Communist Party will be arriving at the OC Food Bank at 8:00 a.m. to pick up some food and supplies and then delivering them directly to a motel where some of our riverbed trail brothers and sisters have been put up and a trip to a sober living facility to help supply our friends who will be evicted soon.

Jun 5 Tuesday 7-10pm, Irvine: The Gun Debate: College Republicans UCI vs Progressive Student Alliance UCI @ UCI Student Center, 311 W Peltason Dr, Emerald Bay A
The College Republicans at UCI, the Progressive Student Alliance, and the Speech and Debate Team at UCI proudly announce the 2018 debate on 2nd amendment rights. The Debate will be on this specific proposal: Resolved: The United States government should increase gun control. 2018 Rules: 1. All Students, from any campus, are permitted free entry by a legitimate form of student identification - whether an ID card, a student portal, a transcript or other. Nonstudents may attend for free but must get in contact in advance with either the event administrators. To do so, simply contact Daniel Gilchrist at dgilchri@uci.edu. 2. Individuals must wait their turn to be called on by the moderator if they wish to ask questions. The Debaters will have back and forths prior to audience questions. Individuals not in compliance with these rules will be asked to leave. Let's have a fun and respectful debate!

Jun 6 Wednesday 5:30pm, Fountain Valley: Poseidon on Agenda at OC Water District Bd of Directors Meeting @ 18700 Ward St
OCWD Staff is scheduled to introduce a new term sheet handwritten to Poseidon's needs, not the ratepayers. Speakers opposing Poseidon project needed. Arrive an hour early if possible to sign your speakers' cards before Poseidon's paid supporters do. Visit https://www.californiadesalfacts.org  for information and California Desal Facts plus how Wall Street companies are trying to profit off California's drought fears. Stand with OC ratepayers to oppose overpriced desalination.

Jun 7 Thursday 6-8:30pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC: Are You Ready to Run? @ Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 N Harbor Blvd
It is time for folks to begin making a decision to run for the many offices available in 2018 and that's the focus of this meeting. This is for everyone!  You are not too young to start - there may be an office for which you are a great fit!  You are not too old either!  Perhaps you have a friend or relative that is thinking about this. Experts will discuss how to run for office and explain why it's not that hard. Optional dinner and conversation at 6pm, meeting at 7pm.

Jun 7 Thursday 6:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC: Primary Review and DemParty Primer @ 18222 Santa Joanana
Join fellow OC Democrats to review the results of the June 5 election primary. Who won, what does it mean, and where do we go from here? With the primary vote 2 days behind us, it's time to start planning for November and beyond!   Also, here's your chance to learn more about the structure and function of the Democratic Party. Iyad Afalqa, California Democratic Party Central Committee Executive Board Member and Chair of the Arab American Caucus of the CDP, will lead a discussion of the nuts and bolts of our Party system. Doors open at 6:30. Program begins at 7.   Membership encouraged, but not required. Refreshments included.   Overflow parking available at Roch Courreges Elementary School at the corner of MacKenzie River Avenue and Santa Carlotta Street. For info call Phil at 310-871-2083.

Jun 8 Friday 3-5pm, Santa Ana: Reflections of Personal Experience with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Blue Print: the 3 Evils; SNNC, and more. @ Youth-on-the-Move, Inc. Hqt., 1850 E. 17th Street #103
Presenter: Patricia Adelekan, Ph.D.; Educator, Writer, Speaker (Toastmasters, DTM x 2) and Aide to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jun 8 Friday 6-8pm, Anaheim: Public Awareness Gathering: Dangerous Police @ 425 S Harbor Blvd
According to the organizer, The 66, there are many unreasonable officers working within the Anaheim police department currently, officers who have murdered innocent humans, repeat offending officers who have gone without any accountability for the lives they have taken. The 66 is gathering to bring awareness about the officers whom the group says need to be fired. These officers are currently patrolling the streets and the organizers consider them to be a public safety issue and a liability for the city of Anaheim. The gathering will include discussion of these officers and the lives lost to remember all the victims who are not here to tell their stories.

Jun 9 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: OC Peace Coalition: Monthly Meeting @ Offices of Frank P Barbara & Assoc, 1111 N Broadway
Agenda: discussion of plans for educating, organizing and changing US. foreign policies that promote illegal invasions and occupations, as well as stopping the militarization of the U.S. (High School Military Recruitment, the brutal treatment of undocumented workers, and the criminalization of youth, especially those of color). OC Peace Coalition does not support any specific party but does support anyone who is working for Peace and Justice. Bring your ideas and enthusiasm! For more information about OC Peace Coalition, go to: www.ocpeace.org

Jun 9-10 Saturday 10am-Sunday 5pm, Laguna Beach: World Peace & Justice Weekend - A Two-Day Oasis of Compassion @ Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann's Drive
World Peace & Justice Weekend is Neighborhood Church's invitation to an inclusive, enriching weekend dedicated to setting aside acrimony and debate, replacing it with thoughtfulness and compassion. It's a venue for meeting like-minded seekers, thinkers, and other inquisitive souls. With a wide range of panel talks and workshops, live music, dance, meditation, and an all-night sound bath experience, you'll come away from the weekend joyful and relaxed, confident that you are surrounded by kindness and understanding. By attending World Peace & Justice Weekend, you are helping support humanitarian aid, education, and social justice programs here and abroad. Tickets range from $10 to $77 depending on segments attended. Tickets available here.

Jun 9 Saturday 11am, Santa Ana: Wage Justice Workshop - Training @ OC Catholic Worker - Isaiah House, 316 Cypress Ave.
Want to volunteer to help fight bosses and help workers? The DSA OC is seeking volunteers to help restore lost wages at some upcoming workshops.   At this training you will learn about CA Labor laws, how to spot wage violations, and best practices for dealing with clients. No experience is necessary and roles for the upcoming clinic will be assigned.

Jun 10 Sunday 1:30-4:30pm, Irvine: OC Humanists: Genesis to Jesus, Mainstream Biblical Scholarship as Friend of the Humanist @ 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Our speaker will be Robert Richert, artist, writer, and Vietnam War veteran.Using PowerPoint, Robert Richert will focus his presentation upon the creation stories and flood story in Genesis, and the Jesus story depicted in the 4 Gospels. He will show that much of this material is not original. Rather, these stories are rooted in earlier sources.H.L Mencken once said, "One good horse laugh is worth a thousand syllogisms." Bob's otherwise serious presentation will include an entertaining skit performed by two of his friends, plus keep an eye out for slides with humorous images. Additional details: meetup.com/OCHumanists/events/249570785

Jun 10 Sunday 3-6pm, Newport Beach: Exodus documentary about Syrian Refugees @ St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd.
Join us for the premier OC screening of Exodus with the film maker, Elias Matar.Exodus documents the journey of Syrian refugees as they cross the Aegean Sea from Turkey into Greece. In the winter of 2015, over three thousand refugees attempted this treacherous crossing everyday, all in hope of seeking asylum in the European Union. It's a life and death gamble that they are willing to take, all for a chance at a new life away from their war-torn homeland.We ill also have an opportunity to provide direct support to a new project for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon. Elias will share information about this project along with opportunities to lend personal support.Open to the entire community. No admission fee.This event is sponsored by the Orange County Jewish Coalition for Refugees and hosted by Jewish Collaborative of Orange County.

Jun 10 Sunday 7-9pm, Fullerton: Free Discussion Society: "How has immigration policy affected you?" @ Max Bloom's Cafe Noir, 220 N Malden Ave
Note: this event will be having a book exchange. Bring a book or two you're willing to part with and they'll have a box there where you can pick one up. All genres, fiction or non fiction!   Free Discussion Society is a moderated discussion platform for the people. The format is very simple, every attendee that wants to speak will get an allotted time to do so, after that round the host will ask questions in response to opinions presented, and the last round there will be an open discussion with attendees being called on by the host. We hope to keep the discussion respectful, there will be zero tolerance for any personal attacks and disrespect.

Jun 12 Tuesday 5:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: OC LGBT Advocacy Task Force @ The LBGT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St, Ste 202
This is the first official meeting of The Center's new task force, focused on a response to an attempt by anti-LGBT groups to prevent Orange County schools from implementing comprehensive sex education as part of the California Healthy Youth Act. Resources and training will be provided to organize in school districts and fight back against the misleading and demeaning rhetoric being promoted by groups such as the Pacific Justice Institute who are spending millions of dollars to attack public education by targeting LGBTQ youth. Please rsvp and invite others who you know would want to advocate for youth. Please rsvp for each person who will attend. Feel free to bring snacks!  The LGBT Center OC's Center on 4th (Co4) is located on 4th street between Spurgeon and French, above the Frida Cinema and adjacent to Native Son Alehouse. There are parking meters on 4th street and there is a pay lot just behind the building on 5th St between Bush and French. If you park in that lot, go left after going through the toll booth and drive up to the 3rd floor. Park at the end of the 3rd floor - before you get to the roof - French St. will be right below you. There is a door from the parking lot right onto the balcony next to Co4. The entrance is on the front side. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Kanter laura.kanter@lgbtcenteroc.org 714-953-5428 x206

Jun 12 Tuesday 6-8pm, Anaheim: OC Rapod Response Network: Know Your Rights Workshop @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Ahaneim, 511 S Harbor Blvd
Do you know your rights in the case that ICE shows up to your home, or workplace, or school? You always want to remain silent! That's a right you have to protect yourself but there are other proactive ways you can protect yourself, your family and community!   Come out to this Know Your Rights Workshop hosted by the OC Rapid Response Network! We'll go over what rights you have, the ways our communities get criminalized, and how you can get involved to stop police-ICE collaborations and enforcement actions in our communities!

Jun 13 Wednesday 5-8pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats: Summer Kick-Off Happy-Hour @ Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, 26772 Avery Parkway
CA-45 & CA-49, you've put in a lot of work, now is your chance to meet our primary winners in a casual setting. Join Katie Porter, Mike Levin, Scott Rhinehart For Assembly 2018, and Marggie Castellano for State Senate 36th District at our summer kick-off event. Join us for a fundraiser and discussions about continuing our momentum through November. Seating is limited and REGISTRATION CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY, JUNE 8TH! Purchase your tickets today! https://canyondems.org/event/summer-kick-off-happy-hour/

Jun 13 Wednesday 6-8pm, Laguna Beach: Sunset BBQ and Unity Picnic @ Heisler Park, 375 Cliff Dr.
This will be a great opportunity to slow down, have some good food, celebrate the Blue Wave and make new friends. Enjoy traditional, vegetarian and gluten free fare. Please bring your own beverage and salad (if you want one). Other local Democratic clubs have been invited to celebrate the success in the primary. Please RSVP facebook.com/events/228318597935069 for planning purposes. Directions:   Off of Pacific Coast Highway, turn on Myrtle Street and find parking.

Jun 13 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Tustin: OC for Climate Action Planning Meeting @ REI, 2962 El Camino Real

[update] Jun 14 Thursday 5-8pm, Santa Ana->Orange: ICE Out of OC: Abolish ICE Rally & March @ Morrison Park, 2801 N Westwood Ave -> Theo Lacy
For the last 17 years, in the name of "promoting homeland security and public safety", Immigration Customs Enforcement has been terrorizing the immigrant community by practicing inhuman and unjust actions of tearing families apart, infringing basic constitutional/human rights and physically and mentally abusing detainees. Everyday mothers, fathers, children and their loved ones live in the fear of being separated as a consequence of seeking a better life. Actions must be taken now to end this continuous suffering and torments of immigrant community members by calling for the abolishment of ICE. The incessant infringements of human rights and abuses will not stop until ICE is abolished. ICE must be held accountable for all the inhumane actions they have committed. The march will proceed to the Theo Lacy detention Center in Orange where demands will be presented to the OC board of supervisors to keep ICE completely out of OC and completely shut down Theo Lacy detention center and release all the detainees safely. Organizers will demand nationally the abolishment of ICE and soon post a social media toolkit to explain how to participate regardless of where you are. ICE has only been around for 15 years and it uses $7.9 billion tax money to separate families and terrorize immigrants. Enough is enough and it's time to correct the mistake of establishing this problematic institution by abolishing it.

Jun 14 Thursday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Democratic Socialists of America Mutual Aid Committee Meeting @ Taqueria Carniceria Tapatia Inc, 202 S Bristol St
All are welcome to contribute or just listen! The Mutual Aid Committee will be planning upcoming brakelight clinics, skill shares, donation drives, and other projects.

Jun 14 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Brea: Sierra Club Rio Hondon Chapter: Electing Environmentally Friendly Legislators @ Coco's Restaurant, 1250 E Imperial Hwy Brea
The California Primary was just completed, so it's time to look at how the environment fared both here in California as well as around the country. Phil Janowicz, a former candidate for Congressional District 39, will review the results and lead a discussion of what to look forward to in the General Election. Attendees will enjoy conversation and dinner/snack.

Jun 14 Thursday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: City Rising: Gentrification Film Screening @ Youth-on-the-Move, Inc. Hqt, 1850 E 17th St #103,
Screening of the PBS documentary "City Rising" which analyzes six California communities undergoing gentrification, including Santa Ana and Long Beach. After the screening there will be a discussion about long-term solutions and ways we can take action in our local community. This event is sponsored by Orange County Racial Justice Collaborative, Chicanos Unidos, and Protege Santa Ana - Against Gentrification. This multi-platform documentary shows how gentrification is deeply rooted in a history of discriminatory laws and practices in the United States. City Rising follows the journey of six CA communities that are fighting gentrification: Boyle Heights and South Central in Los Angeles, Long Beach, Santa Ana, Oakland and the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento. These communities are spurring a growing movement of advocates seeking responsible development across the state. People of color who cherish their neighborhood's culture and sense of community are mobilizing against unsustainable rents and other forces that they see are pushing neighbors into homelessness.   Free parking in lot behind the building off of 16th St.

Jun 15 Friday 5:30-7:30pm, Fullerton: March for Families-OC @ 401 N Harbor Blvd, Corner of Harbor and Chapman
This march will bring attention to and protest the policy of separating children from their parents. This is a situation that is occurring at the border (but elsewhere also). The goal is to bring about the justice of children's rights and family unity.

Jun 15 Friday 5-6pm, Costa Mesa: Women in Black Vigil with Co-host Poor People's Campaign @ Corner Harbor Blvd & Newport Blvd
Women in Black is an international network of women calling for peace, justice and non-violent solutions to conflict through the world. The movement's purpose is to be a silent, persistent presence for peace and a reminder of the horror and destruction war brings. Participants stand in silence, because words alone cannot express the tragedy that wars and hatred bring, and in black, mourning for lives broken or lost through violence in the United States, Afghanistan, Palestine/Israel, Iraq and all wars, and in witness to the suffering of victims of violence all over the world.

Jun 15 Friday 6-8pm, Irvine: Bowling for Abortion Access @ Irvine Lanes, 3415 Michelson Dr
Purchase tickets (or donate when upon arrival) to benefit the National Network of Abortion Funds and help provide abortion access to women in need.

Jun 15 Friday 9-11:30pm, Huntington Beach: Unconventional Lesbians: A Stand-up Comedy & Storytelling Show @ The Rec Room, 7227 Edinger Ave,
Comedians Robin Tran and Cate Gary aren't your usual couple. Five years ago, they met at an open mic and started dating. Three years later, Robin came out as a transgender woman, and Cate stayed by her side. Their unique relationship has been featured by Salon, Pacific Standard Magazine, Everyday Feminism, and XoJane.com, and now they're telling their story on stage. Come for an evening of stand-up comedy and storytelling that critics are calling "Deeply offensive yet strangely heartwarming." Hosted by Caitlin Lemaire, with special guest Keith Lowell Jensen. Doors open at 9pm. Show starts at 9:30pm. Here's the link to buy tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/mobile/index/1696740-unconventional-lesbians-huntington-beach Use promo code LesB4Ever for $8 tickets bought online!

Jun 16 Saturday 8:30am-4:30pm, Fullerton: Build the Blue Bench: Campaign Training for Democrats @ California State Univ, Fullerton, 800 N State College Blvd
Learn essential skills for running a successful campaign for office. This free all-day training covers fundraising, media communications, digital communications and field operations. Recommended for potential candidates, new candidates, campaign support volunteers, and Democratic clubs. Open to Democrats. Space is limited, RSVPs required at https://www.traindemocrats.org/training/ndtc-fullerton   For more info: facebook.com/events/1826561044031194/

Jun 16 Saturday 10am-4pm, Anaheim: OC NAACP Juneteenth Celebration @ Orangeview Junior High School, 3715 Orange Ave
Enjoy lots of music, games, food, informational booths and a re-enactment of the origins of this important event (June 19, 1865) in American history. If you are interested in having a table at the event, please contact Gloria Miller at (714) 865-4243. See you there!

Jun 16 Saturday 1-4pm, Irvine: Voter Registration in CA-45 with CADEM/Swing Left! @ OC Great Parks, 6950 Marine Way
Want to do something real to fight President Garbage Nightmare and his circus of horrors? Registering voters in a swing district like CA-45 is one of the most direct, effective things anyone can possibly do. This is how this district will flip to the Democrats, take back the House in November, and stop the Trump/GOP cold. And it's fun! Every event includes a short training to begin. If you'd like a little help or a refresher before you get there, check out this training video. (It's basically just walking around with a clipboard, saying hello to everyone you meet for a couple hours, and asking them to register to vote.) Meet at the Orange County Big Beerfest festival around 1pm - and register voters until about 4pm. Wear a liberal-looking t-shirt if you have one!!! Bring sunscreen, water and a hat.  Clipboards, pens, voter reg forms, extra liberal-looking t-shirts, and some water will be provided. Call or email Michael & Jason, CADEM Regional Field Organizers, Los Angeles at mtonetti@cadem.org  or jberlin@cadem.org

Jun 16 Saturday 1:45-4pm, Irvine: American United - OC with Prof Phil Zucker on "The Nonreligious in Today's America" @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Speaker Phil Zuckerman is a professor of sociology and secular studies at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. He is also a regular affiliated professor at Claremont Graduate University and has been a guest professor for two years at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. His most recent book is The Nonreligious (Oxford, 2016): The number of nonreligious people has increased dramatically over the past several decades, yet scholarship on the nonreligious is severely lacking. In response to this critical gap in knowledge, The Nonreligious provides a comprehensive summation and analysis of existing social scientific research on secular people and societies. The authors present a thorough overview of existing knowledge while also drawing upon ongoing research and suggesting ways to improve  understanding of this growing population. In 2011, Phil founded the first Secular Studies department in the nation. Secular Studies is an interdisciplinary program focusing on manifestations of the secular in societies and cultures, past and present. Secular Studies entails the study of non-religious people, groups, thought, and cultural expressions. No charge and plenty of free parking. Enjoy snacks and socializing starting at 1:15 pm.

Jun 16 Saturday 2-7pm, Lake Forest: OC Young Democrats Summer Kick-Off Party @ 101 Mariposa Way
Join the Orange County Young Democrats & friends for a summer kick-off party! The primary is done and now there's lots of work ahead with the general. It's time for everyone to come together over a BBQ,  take a breather and have some fun before heading back to work to flip OC! This is a fundraiser for OCYD. Your generous donation is greatly appreciated! Purchase your ticket here.

Jun 17 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine Unity Party @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Come see our DGI unity rally as Dave Min, Brian Forde, and Kia Hamadanchy, support our Congressional District 45 Nominee, Katie Porter.CD 45 Katie Porter's campaign will be speaking to us about uniting and moving forward.Come meet the AD 74 Cottie Pierre-Norris campaign!. DPOC Vice-Chair Farrah Khan, will report on Primary election results for our Orange County candidates.Political scientist Alexa Cole, will provide Primary data and we'll discuss what's next for Democrats in our Orange County region.

Jun 17 Sunday 3-5pm, Tustin: Protecting Our Water In Fullerton @ REI, 2962 El Camino Real
PRESENTATION - Contaminated Well Water in Fullerton - Jose Trinidad Castaneda. 75% of Fullerton's Drinking Water comes from 10 groundwater wells. As of 2018, 5 wells have been shut down to chemical contamination. Which parts of the city are most affected? What does this mean for the other OC cities that share the same aquifer?• DEBRIEF - UCI Climate Solutions Summit - [Suvan, Steve, Jay, Jerry, Denise, Virginia] Information we each found useful/surprising. What solutions were offered in the breakout sessions you attended? Recommend speakers we might want to hear more from or issues we want more information about and tell us why. • NEW - CLIMATE ACTION RETREAT for OC - July 5, 10 - 1, Haster Basin Recreational Park, Garden Grove. Led by Angelica Gonzalez of Sierra Club's Angeles Chapter.

Jun 18 Monday 5:30-8:30pm, Fountain Valley: Say NO to Poseidon @ 18700 Ward St.
HB Huddle and OC Coastkeeper says Huntington Beach does not need this BILLION dollar desalination plant in our city. This plant is not only bad for the environment and marine life, but building it in our densely populated city would result in years of roads closed and pollution. Bottom line, we don't need their water, the expense, the waste, the toxins, or the headache. Let's show up in large numbers so that Poseidon, a private company, finally gets the message that they are not welcome here.

Jun 18 Monday 7-8:30pm, Anaheim: Housing is a Human Right: Collaboration & Execution @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 South Harbor Blvd
Meeting agenda: take part in campaign to put a funding measure on the ballot for housing to end homelessness, strategize for rapid response to unfolding developments, increase capacity for change through trainings. To see the schedule for the meetings, refer to the calendar at website: summerofthepeople.org

Jun 19 Tuesday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC: Election Dissection @ San Juan Hills Golf Club, 32120 San Juan Creek Rd
Election Dissection! June Primary: The Ups, the Downs, and...the Path to Victory in November!   Featuring: Top Political Strategist, Bill Wachob  The Primary will be over...finally!!   Hear an analysis of what happened - locally and nationally - and how we go on to win in November!  Additional Details: facebook.com/events/1774866225890529

Jun 19 Tuesday 6pm, Corona del Mar (Newport Beach): Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club: CA Primary Results & Impact on the General Election with CA Assembly Member Sharon Quirk-Silva @ OASIS Senior Center Room #1, 801 Narcissus Ave
Ample Free Parking. Admission & Light Refreshments: Members free with RSVP; $10 if Walk-In; Non-Members $10 with RSVP; $15 if Walk-In.   RSVP Deadline June 15. Use RSVP Form Here. You may prepay your Admission by Credit Card here.

Jun 19 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy.
Our volunteer debriefs are a great opportunity to meet other like-minded volunteers. Volunteers are able to discuss their experiences, ask questions, share success stories and challenges, and provide support to one another. Topics covered include setting boundaries, self-care, lessons learnt, deportations, and managing the challenges of the immigration system. We highly recommend for all volunteers to attend.

Jun 19 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousins Club of OC / Americans for Israeli/Palestinian Peace Life in Occupied Palestine @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Last month we showed a powerful drama based on the Israeli occupation of the West Bank. As a follow-up, at our June meeting we are showing a one hour documentary by the well known Jewish activist, Anna Baltzer, entitled "Life in Occupied Palestine" Discussion will follow. Please join us and share your thoughts.   The Cousins Club was founded in 1988. We have been meeting once a month since then to promote justice for the Palestinians and a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Jun 20 Wednesday 1-2pm, Irvine: It's Time to Retire Mimi Walters @ Office of Congresswoman Mimi Walters, 3333 Michelson Dr.
Join us this upcoming Wednesday, at Mimi's district office, as we talk about the horrible effects of this tax legislation and we hold a retirement party for her.The #GOPTaxScam eliminated the state and local tax deduction (SALT), it repealed the ACA individual mandate (which has led to higher insurance premiums), and it has given $1.5 trillion in tax breaks to billionaires and megacorporations.   No new jobs have been created (in fact Allergan, one of Irvine's largest employers, laid off 421 employees). Our raises have been stagnant, and corporations are pumping $1.2 trillion in to stock buybacks, further enriching investors, many of whom don't live or pay any taxes in CA or the US. Additional details: facebook.com/events/248306465747874

Jun 21 Thursday 6-7pm, Newport Beach: Rally and Press Conference: No Hate in OC! @ Mariners Park, 1300 Irvine Ave
"No Hate in O.C.!   Stop Child Separation and Detention Now!" rally and press conference to call on Reps. Mimi Walters and Dana Rohrabacher to step up now and block the hateful Trump Administration policy to take asylum-seekers' children at the border.  Signs welcome; will be provided too.

Jun 21-22 Thursday-Friday 9pm-2am, Anaheim: Summer of the People Protest for a Living Wage @ Harbor Blvd and Disney Way
Second annual protest around Disneyland to raise awareness that Disneyland, the county's largest employer, pays poverty wages. For more info, visit https://summerofthepeople.org/event/disney-protest-for-a-living-wage

Jun 23 Saturday 10:30am-10pm, Santa Ana: LGBT Pride @ 307 N Spurgeon
Orange County LGBT Pride returns and the theme is "Be You."; Event will feature: 60+ spectacular performances. 3+ unique arenas of Music, Art, Comedy and Discovery. A Grandeur Parade. A Brand New Stage. Adventure. Friends, Old and New. Overwhelming Happiness. Acceptance and Inclusiveness. Allies. Funky Dancing. The Perfect Bite of Ice Cream. More Music. More Adventure. Glitter, everywhere. Uncontrollable Excitement. Unity. Celebration. Love. Pride. Memories for Life. Escape into Bliss and Be You Absolutely Parade is 10:30am-12:30pm. Festival is at 12pm and Lineup release dates TBA. Watch for updates: Tickets prideoc.com/festival/tickets/ Talent prideoc.com/festival/talent/   Stages prideoc.com/festival/stages/ Travel prideoc.com/festival/travel/ Info prideoc.com/festival/info/ Pride Week prideoc.com/festival/pride-week/

Jun 23 Saturday 8-11pm, Mission Viejo: Democratic Socialists of America-OC New Member Social - BBQ
Join OC DSA welcoming new comrades for an evening of beer, bbq, and petting corgis. A $10 suggested donation directly to the chapter will help organize for Socialism in the OC.   Message group on Facebook facebook.com/events/239119333525490 for address

Jun 24 Sunday 10:30am-11:30pm, Costa Mesa: Susan Burton: Remembering the Women @ Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church, 2845 Mesa Verde Dr. E
Our guest speaker, Susan Burton, is the founder and executive director of A New Way of Life, a nonprofit organization that provides housing and other resources to formerly incarcerated women returning to Los Angeles. Susan has a powerful story to share about the many women her organization has assisted as they navigate reentering society and reuniting with their families. Susan comes to OCUUC after visiting correctional facilities throughout the country on the tour for her new book Becoming Ms. Burton.   Her website is www.anewwayoflife.org.   She interviewed with Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air last year:   https://www.npr.org/2017/05/16/528587632/after-6-prison-terms-a-former-inmate-helps-other-women-rebuild-their-lives

Jun 24 Sunday 1:30-2:30pm, Santa Ana: The Acjachemen: The First People of Orange County @ Bowers Museum, 2002 N Main St.
Presented by Alfred Cruz, Acjachemen descendant, and Patricia Martz, president of the California Cultural Resources Preservation Alliance and Professor emerita of anthropology and archaeology at California State University, Los Angeles. The Acjachemen were among the earliest people to live in California and thrived there without outside contact for thousands of years. They adapted to many of the environmental changes that we face today, including drought, climate change, and rising sea levels. At the time of contact the Native American population was estimated at 310,000 but had dropped to less than 20,000 by the turn of the 19th century. Join Cruz and Martz as they share the story of the Juaneño/Acjachemen from pre-contact to the present.

Jun 24 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Farrah's Summer BBQ Campaign & Kick Off If you're ready to make a difference in Irvine and want to be a part of a campaign that's bringing the community's voice to the council, then join us for our summer kick off and organizing party. We need everyone's help so bring a friend!Let us know if you would like to be on the host committee: electfarrah.org/Farrah-Khan-for-Irvine Farrah N. Khan for Irvine City Council 2018

Jun 24 Sunday 4-5pm, Costa Mesa: Our Revolution Costa Mesa planning meeting @ Panera Bread, 3030 Harbor Boulevard
Join us to help plan our next moves. Campaigns end, revolutions endure. Now it's time to refocus our efforts on local elections and ballot measures. Let's discuss how we can help build coalitions in our community in order to effect the most positive change we can. We are also looking for chair members.

Jun 24 Sunday 6-8pm, Irvine: People for Housing Happy Hour Meet Up: Pizza & Beer! @ Lamppost Pizza, 14450 Culver Dr.
People for Housing - OC YIMBY invites you to our Meet Up this month! Come out for an evening of networking and conversation with others concerned about housing in Orange County! You buy your beer, and we'll buy the pizza! Hope you can join us!  facebook.com/events/1008623532627438/

Jun 25 Monday 6-8:45pm, Irvine: Imagine Action OC: Election Reflection Workshop @ University Hills Community Ctr, 1083 California Ave
Reflect on where you were in November 2016 and where you are now at the conclusion of the June primaries. What has changed for you personally or in the world around you, where did you surprise yourself with action, and how Imagine Action and volunteers can amplify successes into a unified front? The group will take a look at the recent election results and identify strengths, challenges and a way forward to November with all hands eagerly on deck. Share your experiences in moderated roundtable discussions, with a presentation and brainstorming afterwards. Bring something to share for the potluck at 6:00 (completely optional). Meeting will begin at 6:45pm.

Jun 26 Tuesday 3:30-5:30pm, Anaheim: Day of Action - #StandWithMuslims @ 888 S Brookhurst St.
In mid-late June, the Supreme Court will issue its decision in Trump v. Hawai'i-deciding the fate of Trump's Muslim Ban.   No matter what the Supreme Court decides, it is crucial that we have a visible and strong presence of Muslims and allies, who are standing in support of Muslims and refugees and against the Trump administration's xenophobic, Islamophobic, and white nationalist agenda.   We are participating in the #NoMuslimBanEver campaign's national day of action whenever the decision is announced. Join us for a rally in Little Arabia, located in the heart of Anaheim, as we come together to uplift the voices of those most impacted and demonstrate the solidarity and resilience of our communities.

Jun 27 Wednesday 11am-1:30pm, Irvine: Women For:OC - "Making Gun Sense in America/Moms and Students Demand Action" @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Teri Binaei took on a leadership position with Moms De mand Action after the oldest of her three sons survived a campus shooting. Although Teri has a demanding professional life, she is also a devoted activist and will share some of the ways Moms Demand Action is helping concerned citizens become gun sense champions.   Student Activists, Jackson Hinkle and Olivia Fu, will talk about their perspective on gun violence and the Capistrano Unified School District's recent resolution on school safety and safe learning environments. womenfororangecounty.org/uploads/4/2/4/3/42430617/0618_guns.pdf

Jun 27 Wednesday 6-9pm, Irvine: National Women's Political Caucus - OC: Candidate Training: Preparing for 2020 @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
2020 is the 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote.   Will you just vote in 2020 or will you also Run for Office? Let's make 2020 the year that we get to 50/50 in Congress!Join us for the first in a series of Candidate Training programs to prepare for 2020! June 27th will kick off Candidate Training for those who are considering running in 2020.

Jun 28 Thursday noon, Irvine: Democratic Foundation of OC Luncheon for Farrah Khan, Candidate Irvine City Council @ The Hilton, 18800 MacArthur Blvd
The Democratic Foundation of Orange County is hosting a luncheon honoring Irvine activist and leader, Farrah Khan. The DFOC writes, "Farrah has dedicated her efforts to improving the quality of life in her community, all while bringing different groups of people to the table. She looks to continue her advocacy in her 2018 race for Irvine's city council." Farrah earned her degree at UC Davis, worked as a Regulatory Affairs Manager for a major biotech company and is now a small business owner, with her husband, of a restaurant and catering business. Her 4 children, 2 of which are foster children, all attend Irvine's public schools. Farrah has served as PTA president,  currently serves on the school site council and, in 2014, was appointed Community Services Commissioner for the City of Irvine. Farrah serves as the Executive Director of the Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council and founded First Drops, a children's interfaith group that teaches the youth about different faiths. Currently, Farrah serves on the Executive Committee for the Democratic Party of Orange County as the Vice Chair for South OC. To reserve a Non-Member ticket ($49.00) you may write a check payable to DFOC, PO Box 26708, Santa Ana, CA 92799Or pay here. DFOC Members, RSVP to info@dfoc.com. For additional information, contact Ariana Arestegui at info@dfoc.com or by calling (714)979-4436.

Jun 28 Thursday 5:30-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: The Art of Politics- Foley for Mayor Fundraiser/Dinner @ Quattro Caffe, 3333 S Bristol St
Join Katrina & friends for an evening of the arts & politics. Music by Jorg Dubin Jazz Quartet. A lively discussion about the 2018 political landscape from Costa Mesa to the Capitol. Inspiring leaders, artists and athletes joining guests at each table. It will be a night to remember! Limited seating so rsvp today to secure your spot. Only 30 seats (or 3 tables) left. $500 per person or $10,000 per table sponsor RSVP to Michele at 949-502-8800 or assistant@ocfoleylaw.com   or https://www.katrinafoley.com/campaign/  Consider making donations for a seat at a table or a full table for college students to attend. Contact Michele Mullen for special reduced pricing. Please rsvp early and help meet the campaign's July 1 fundraising goals.

Jun 28 Thursday 6-8pm, Anaheim: No Muslim Ban Ever Community Forum: In It Until We Win It @ West Coast Islamic Center, 1717 S Brookhurst St
With the recent announcement of the Supreme Court Decision, it is more important than ever to come together in love and solidarity with Muslim communities and allies. Today is not the end. Though the road ahead may seem long at times, the people have spoken on the Muslim ban as seen with the flooding of airports during the first implementation last year. The strongest moments in history are when communities are united, inclusive, and welcoming. The organizers and supporters will support each other and fight the Muslim ban for as long as it takes because they are in it until they win it.Please join the ACLU of Southern California, CAIR-LA, Muslim Bar Association of Southern California, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles, and Arab American Civic Council for a community forum to bring together Muslim, Arab, Iranian, Middle Eastern, and South Asian community members and allies to a create a space of solidarity, support, and discussion. RSVP at https://go.peoplepower.org/event/action/14498/signup/

Jun 28 Thursday 6pm, Irvine: Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter General Meeting @ Home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River
Agenda includes discussion of June 5 Primary results, prospects for wins in November, 2018 National Focus Endorsements, reports on local progressive actions, regional updates, local events, Bernie Sanders and Disneyland workers rally, and more. Please bring pot luck snack item. Contact Dr. Bill Honigman for more info at 949/246-6283.

Jun 29 Friday noon-7pm, Santa Ana: Liberation of Detained "Immigrant" Children @ Federal Bldg, Civic Center Plaza, 411 W 4th
Protest in support of liberating the detained "immigrant" children around the nation is headed by Young Chicanos for Community Action.

Jun 29 Friday 4-5:30pm, Brea: Indivisible CA 39: Legos for Liberation of Families @ 210 W Birch St
In recent weeks the US Government has separated close to 3,000 children and toddlers from their parents and is holding these youngsters in detention only because they were seeking asylum and safety in the USA. Indvisible 39 opposes the disintegration of families and the cruelty towards migrant children. The group wants to send a message to Congressman Ed Royce that this is NOT acceptable and demands he use his office to promote justice for these children and their families. Our goal is to collect 3,000 Lego blocks, symbolizing the migrant children separated from their parents, and present them to Ed Royce as a gesture of opposition to this horrific separation. If your kids or grand-kids have outgrown their Mega Blox, Duplos, or Legos, please bring some blocks to add!

Jun 29 Friday 6:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Democratic Socialists of America OC: WageJustice Work Shop @ Episcopal Church of the Messiah, CA614 N Bush St
Paid you less than $11.00 per hour? Paid you a salary less than $880/week? Discouraged you from taking breaks?  Asked you to work off-?the-clock? Refused to pay you overtime? Docked your pay for making a mistake? Sent you on work errands off the clock?
Taken any portion of your tips? Changed your pay without notification? Issued inaccurate paystubs? Made you pay for uniforms or supplies?
Bounced paychecks or paid you late? Then you are likely the victim of wage theft! Please attend and bring anyone else who maybe a victim and you will be connected you to resources so you can get the money you are rightfully owed.

Jun 30 Saturday 9:30am-noon, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: Together In November Potluck & Film Screening @ Carden Conservatory Elementary School, 5702 Clark Dr
The June 5 Primary is history and it is time to reunite for the real fight November 6. Everyone knows people who voted for a different candidate(s).  Now is the time to get back on the same team! Come join the HB Huddle for a potluck and screen the amazing film The Anthropologist. http://www.ironboundfilms.com/films-tv/ Want to bring something? Sign up here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1QcMg7pwHyMn4a9xX3vlHMInfRFaTIQ7vmLiol9xUeSA/edit?usp=sharing

Jun 30 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: United Nations Assoc-OC Coffee Talk Series: Global Goals, Local Leaders @ American Red Cross Bldg, 600 Parkcenter Dr
Come and join in the conversation about human rights. Just what are they? Are all rights covered by law? What is the history of the UN Declaration of Human Rights? "Where, after all, do universal rights begin? In small places, close to home - so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world.......Unless these have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world." Eleanor Roosevelt. No charge for the event; refreshments will be served -- $5 Voluntary Donation Suggested. Between 5 & 55 freeways off 4th St. Park by back entrance. RSVP Requested joy.adams0@gmail.com or 949-235-3603. Info at www.una-oc.org info@una-oc.org  Discussion leader Carl Mariz has lived and worked in Netherlands, Abu Dhabi, Japan, England, South Africa and Arabia. His foreign travels led to his active involvement in UNA-USA. Since 1979 he has been a UNA leader in Orange County and has served as President of the Orange County Chapter and the Southern California.

Jun 30 Saturday 10:30am-noon, Santa Ana: OC Environmental Justice/Coastkeeper: SmartScape Workshop: Transform Your Turf to a Drought Tolerant Landscape @ Makara Center for the Arts, 811 N Main St
Attendees will learn how to be environmentally conscious, help conserve water and energy while reducing maintenance costs with a beautiful landscape. For more information: yenni@ocej.org or ray@coastkeeper.org

Jun 30 Saturday 11am, Laguna Beach: Keeping Families Together @ Main Beach and PCH
Donald Trump and his administration are cruelly separating children from their families. It must not be allowed to continue. On June 30 rallies in Washington, D.C., and around the country will tell Donald Trump and his administration to stop separating kids from their parents! Join the rally to send a clear message to Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress: Families Belong Together! Please join the fight to keep families together and stop this Administration from committing human rights abuse at US borders.

Jun 30 Saturday 3-5pm, Irvine: Families Belong Together OC @ 1001 Cadence
Donald Trump and his administration are cruelly treating children and their families. It must not be allowed it to continue. Join OC Rapid Response and Together We Will OC to tell Donald Trump and his administration to stop separating kids from their parents! Send a clear message to Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress: Families Belong Together! Register here. Meet at location above for march to James A. Musick detention facility.   Locally, we are asking everyone to wear and pass out YELLOW RIBBONS during the week leading up to the event, as a conversation starter to raise awareness of the issue of family separation and the national action.

Jun 30 Saturday 3-5pm, Santa Ana: LGBTQ Youth and Families Potluck Mixer @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St
The LGBT Center OC in collaboration with PFLAG and La Familia invites youth, students, parents and families to participate in this youth and family potluck mixer. All genders, expressions, identities and ages are welcome to participate in this safe and affirming space. This event is an opportunity for LGBTQIA youth and families to meet one another while also sharing information about existing family support groups, such as PFLAG, La Familia and Transgender Children and Allies Together. While it is encouraged to bring a dish to share, it is not required in order to participate.Spanish/English translation and wheelchair accessibility is available. Questions? Please contact Stephanie Camacho-Van Dyke, Youth Program Manager: stephanie.vandyke@lgbtcenteroc.org

Jun 30 Saturday 5pm, Irvine: OC Moms Demand Action Chapter Meeting @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
In honor of Pride month, agenda will focus on the impact of gun violence in the LGBTQ community, feature a special presentation by the OC Human Relations Commission on hate crimes and prevention, and a discussion on the disproportionate rate of suicide among the LGBTQ community. Discussion will include next steps for the upcoming November election and new volunteer opportunities. RSVP by clicking here


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Jul 1 Sunday 7am-3pm, Huntington Beach: Arlington West with Veterans For Peace @ 500 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Usually on the first Sunday of the month members of VFP chapter 110 set-up a memorial to give thanks to and honor those who have served our country and particularly those that made the ultimate sacrifice. We must continue to remind the public of these ongoing conflicts and to show the true cost of WAR to our nation and its families, as well as those in the war torn areas, during and after. Please consider helping or visiting, as we again set-up our memorial on the sands of Huntington Beach. Additional details: facebook.com/events/1856018084461335

Jul 1 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC County Assembly @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Green Party of Orange County will hold a County Assembly for the purpose of electing a new County Council and to consider endorsements of candidates on the November, 2018 ballot.   Members of the Green Party of OC's County Council serve for a period of two years, beginning in July and ending in July of 2020. All registered Greens residing in Orange County are eligible to serve on the seven member council.   Candidates who wish to earn the endorsement of the Green Party of Orange County need to contact the County Council at greenpartyoc2015@outlook.com or 949-559-7336 to be added to the agenda and to fulfill other required submissions as soon as possible.

Jul 1 Sunday 2-5pm, Santa Ana: Tea with Alice and Me @ The Frida Cinema, 305 E.4th St. Ste.100
Written and presented by Zoe Nicholson, Alice Paul scholar, this full-length live performance brings Alice to life; from the 19th Amendment and the ERA, to her work abroad and the militant tactics she created. Story-teller, Zoe talks about Alice's life before and after August 26, 1920 as she lived another 57 years in militant insistence for gender equality around the world.   Hosted by Wild West Women, Inc. and LGBT Center OC
This one-woman show is produced by Wild West Women ED and filmmaker, Martha Wheelock.

[update] Jul 1 Sunday 4-6pm, Costa Mesa: Our Revlution Costa Mesa Planning Meeting @ Panera Bread, 3030 Harbor Boulevard Fairview Community Church, 2525 Fairview Rd.
Join us to help plan our next moves. Campaigns end, revolutions endure. Now it's time to refocus our efforts on local elections and ballot measures. Let's discuss how we can help build coalitions in our community in order to effect the most positive change we can. We are also looking for chair members.

Jul 2 Monday 6-8pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees Volunteer Orientation @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy
This two-hour volunteer orientation covers an introduction to FOCD, a brief explanation of U.S. immigration detention, and step-by-step guidance on how to visit a person in immigration detention. Volunteers are able to start visiting upon completion of this orientation. Topics include: History of FOCD, Overview of Visitation Program, Overview of the U.S. immigration system, The role of a visitor (boundaries / confidentiality), Making your first visit, How to record your visit, FAQ. For more details and to RSVP visit FOCD's website here.

Jul 3 Tuesday 11am-12:30pm, Anaheim: Stop Disney Poverty Rally And march @ clementine & Disney way
Disney make the money and workers make the magic,   It's time to stop and tell disney to do the right thing .#STOPDISNEYPOVERTY   #DISNEYCANDOBETTER   Additional details: facebook.com/events/462649710851659

Jul 4 Wednesday 5-8:30pm, Aliso Viejo: Indivisible OC 48's Red, White, & Flip It Blue @ 43 Via Abruzzi
There's nothing more patriotic than registering voters. Help us register voters across our swing district's various 4th of July events.   After the voter registration blitz, join us at Casa Napuri for a fun debrief. Wear a liberal-looking t-shirt if you have one!!! Bring sunscreen, water, a hat (if you're feeling it), and maybe that old, dusty granola bar from your junk drawer in case you need it. We'll have plenty of clipboards, pens, voter reg forms, extra liberal-looking t-shirts, and some water.We provide a short training at the beginning of every event. If you'd like a little help or a refresher before you get there, check out this training video - https://vimeo.com/235034277. (It's basically just walking around with a clipboard, saying hello to everyone you meet for a couple hours, and asking them to register to vote.)

Jul 5 Thursdays 6-8pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine phone-banking @ Panera Bread, 3988 Barranca Parkway
Get organized join us at our DGI Phone-Banking event every Thursday from 6-8pm. Just bring a charged up cell-phone and a positive attitude!

Jul 5 Thursday 6-8pm, Tustin: Katie Porter Volunteer Party @ Katie Porter HQ, 2842 Walnut Ave.
Come enjoy an evening of celebration, updates on the campaign, and food!

Jul 6 Friday 5-6:30pm, Orange: National Lawyers Guild and Democratic Socialists of America present Tim Faust, noted single-payer policy wonk @ Chapman University Fowler School of Law, 1 University Dr, Room 142
This free event is hosted by National Lawyers Guild Chapman Law Chapter and Democratic Socialists of America-OC and open to the public; free tacos too. Please RSVP on facebook.com/events/1836041686691423, if you can. If not, feel free to come anyway! There is free public parking a few blocks from the building, as well as hourly permits available in the adjacent campus parking structure.

Jul 7 Saturday 10am-noon, Anaheim: Faith Community Forum on Anaheim Living Wage @ St. Justin the Martyr Catholic Church, 2050 W Ball Rd
$500 Million in Anaheim City subsidies go to corporations whose workers struggle to find food and shelter in our community. Hear from participants how their faith calls for standing with brothers and sisters in their struggle for respect and dignity in the workplace. St. Justin Martyr is in District 2 - James Vanderbilt (councilman for District 2) has asked the city to draft an alternative, lower living wage measure for the July 17 City Council meeting. He wants the City Council to consider placing this measure on the ballot to compete with the Anaheim Living Wage Initiative. This is an insult to 22,000 Anaheim voters who signed to put the real Anaheim Living Wage on the November ballot. 20,000 Anaheim voters

Jul 7 Saturday 10:30am-noon, Costa Mesa: Andrea Marr, Candidate Costa Mesa City Council: Meet & Greet @ Neat Coffee, 270 Baker St, Ste 200
This event is an opportunity to have a coffee and meet Andrea and learn about her campaign at her favorite Costa Mesa coffee shop. No speeches and no formal agenda, this is just an opportunity to meet Andrea for a conversation!

Jul 7 Saturday 3pm, Santa Ana: Me Too Panel at OCCCA: It's Time @ Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, 117 N Sycamore St
The goal of this panel is to re-frame and expand to global conversation around sexual violence to speak to the needs of a broader spectrum of survivors. Young people, queer, trans, and disabled folks, black women and girls, and all womyn of color. The organizers want perpetrators to be held accountable and strategies implemented to sustain long-term, systematic change. And the beginning of that change starts with a conversation like this panel will present. It will continue on Aug 4 with a second panel during the Aug 4 artwalk! Please attend the panel panel discussion to help understand and continue the conversation about dissecting patriarchy in our society and internalized patriarchy in ourselves. The #MeToo movement was founded by Tarana Burke in 2006 to help survivors of sexual violence, particularly young women of color from low wealth communities, to find pathways to healing. What started as local grassroots work has expanded to reach a global community of survivors from all walks of life and helped to de-stigmatize the act of surviving by highlighting the breath and impact of sexual violence worldwide.

Jul 7 Saturday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Democratic Socialists of America-OC: Libertarian Socialist Caucus Meeting @ Taqueria Carniceria Tapatia, 202 S Bristol
The Libertarian Socialist Caucus of the DSA will be meeting to discuss the upcoming DSA OC bylaws amendments, report back on the Punks Against Trump tabling, and plan future actions.

Jul 8 Sunday 1-3:30pm, Anaheim: OC Racial Justice Collaborative @ Youth-on-the-Move, Inc. Hqt.1850 E. 17th Street #103,
Whether you're already an active member of OC Racial Justice Collaborative or a new attendee, we'd love to see you at the meeting. Come and meet other like-minded racial justice activists who are working toward the common goal of eradicating racism through allyship and the calling out of racist policies, ideas, and actions within our own community. Please join us and become a part of this vital human rights, anti-racist movement. We welcome you to bring your own snacks or snacks to share! There is a large free parking lot directly behind the building off of 16th St.

Jul 8 Sunday 4-6pm, Anaheim: Democratic Socialists of America book club: The Conquest of Bread @ 1174 N. Grove Street
We are discussing The Conquest of Bread by Peter Kropotkin. Read it and come hang out.

Jul 9 Monday 8am, Fullerton: Justice for the Anaheim 3 @ Fullerton Courthouse, 1275 Berkeley Ave
It has been almost 2 1/2 years since anti-racists stood up to the Klan in Pearson Park in Anaheim. Rally will be outside the courthouse from 8am to 9am and then go inside the court room to provide support for the remaining defendants. Justice for the Anaheim 3!

Jul 9 Monday 9:30am-noon, Irvine: 8th Annual Supreme Court Term in Review @ UCI, Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Dr
2018 Panelists: Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, Berkeley Law; Hon. Goodwin Liu, Associate Justice, California Supreme Court; Erin E. Murphy, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Alexandra Natapoff, Professor, UCI Law; Nina Totenberg, NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent; Moderated by, Rick Hasen, Chancellor's Professor, UCI Law. Event details: 9:30am Registration and lobby doors open; 10am Seating begins. This event is approved for 1.5 hours of Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit by the State Bar of California. UC Irvine School of Law is a State Bar-approved MCLE provider. Registration for this event will open June 1, 2018. For more information or to request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact events@law.uci.edu or (949) 824-0941

[update] Jul 9 Monday 11am-1pm, San Clemente: Rally for OC Students Candidates @ San Clemente Public Library, 242 Avenida del Mar
Join Orange County Students For City Council at the park by the library. San Clemente City Council candidates, Jake Rybczyk and Jackson Hinkle, will be speaking and collecting signatures at the rally to fulfill candidate filing requirements. The rally will feature music from a local band, guest speakers, and messages from the OC Students For City Council candidates who are running for city council seats all across OC. The event is free, for all ages, and will run from 11am to 1pm.

Jul 9 Monday 6-8pm, Tustin: Youth First O.C. Youth Advocacy Task Force Planning Meeting @ Planned Parenthood, 400 N Tustin Ave, Ste 240
Youth First O.C. is a growing coalition of youth and adult advocates fighting for the well-being and dignity of all OC youth. Meetings by LGBT Center OC began a few weeks ago in response to a county-wide attack on the health, well-being and dignity of youth by groups who are trying to stop the implementation of the California Healthy Youth Act. These anti-youth groups are traveling from school district to school district, spreading groundless, arbitrary and irresponsible misinformation that misleads and incites fear. Such tactics are dangerous and can lead to increases in pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. These groups' larger political agenda will increase hurtful rhetoric and embolden bullying, bigotry and discrimination. In addition to being against: implementation of comprehensive sexual health education, AB1266 which supports transgender students, SB48 which mandates that curriculum be inclusive of LGBT and people with disabilities, and Safe and Welcoming Classrooms if it means being inclusive of LGBTQ students. Please join LGBT Center OC in this countywide coalition to fight fear and ignorance. This meeting will include planning and preparation to attend the OC Board of Education meeting Wed Jul 11 at 10am with the swearing in of new OC School Board Trustees.

Jul 9 Monday 7pm, Fullerton: Indivisible 39 Member Meeting @ Fullerton Community Center,  340 W Commonwealth Ave
Indivisible 39 volunteers have been busy, organizing new groups and plans. Come and hear about those plans and sign up to help. Gus Castellanos will explain how the latest Supreme Court ruling affects unions. Agenda will include information on how you can personally help some of the children that have been separated from their families at the border. Hoping to see you and to hear what is on your mind. No meeting scheduled for August. Starting in September, meetings will move to the second Tuesday of each month.

Jul 11 Wednesday 7-10pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats: US Foreign Policy Under President Trump @ Chapter One: the modern local, 227 N Broadway,
(714) 352-2225
info@chapteronetml.com

Jul 12 Thursday 9-11am, Santa Ana: OC Celebrates Rejection of Trump's Lawsuit Against CA! @ 333 W Santa Ana Blvd
On Monday Jul 9 a federal court dismissed Jeff Sessions' lawsuit against CA VALUES (SB54). It's legal vindication for those fighting the #hatecircus across California. But it's also an affirmation that localities in CA and across the country can do much more to protect immigrants and reject Trump's politics of hate and fear. This rally will celebrate the decision, and chart a path to turn the tide from hate to human rights in OC.

Jul 12 Thursday 3:30pm, Orange: Meet & Greet with Gavin Newsom @ Plumbers and Pipefitters Local, 582 Union Hall, 1916 W Chapman
Lt Gov and ur next CA Governor, Gavin Newsom, will be in OC for a Meet & Greet co-hosted by the Democratic Party of OC. Please share with your clubs and orgs. RSVP here. Doors open at 3:30pm, event begins at 4:30pm. For more info, contact daniel@gavinnewsom.com

Jul 12 Thursday 7-9pm, Fullerton: Evening of Civil Discourse and Political Debate @ Fullerton College, Rm 224
Topics for discussion: single payer healthcare, OC homeless shelters, repeal of gas tax, CA: sanctuary state, conceal & carry permits, living wage. Event is sponsored by Fullerton Speech and Debate Team and North OC League of Women Voters. RSVP lunchwithleague@nwvoc.org. Pass for free parking will be issued upon receipt of RSVP.

Jul 12 Thursday 7:30-9:30pm, Santa Ana: Democratic Socialsts of America-OC: Mutual Aid Committee Meeting @ pin   Taqueria Carniceria Tapatia Inc, 202 S Bristol St
All are welcome to contribute or just listen! The Mutual Aid Committee will be planning upcoming brakelight clinics, skill shares, donation drives, and other projects.

Jul 14 Saturday 9:30-11:30am, Huntington Beach: Beach Cleanup and Rally: #SayNoToPoseidon @ 21601 Pacific Coast Hwy
Join  Orange County Coastkeeper at Huntington State Beach to remove trash from the sand and take action against Poseidon's boondoggle desalination plant. This monthly cleanup will feature opportunities to learn more about the economic and environmental impacts of the proposed desalination and how you can get involved before Orange County Water District's next board meeting on July 18. Learn more at CaliforniaDesalFacts.org. After cleaning up the beach, the group will sign postcards, paint signs and hold a Rally to make reasonable voices heard. Following the Rally, enjoy a BBQ lunch with your fellow water warriors (RSVP required). Meet at Huntington State Beach - Tower 2. Register here: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFPl2xhWNlO-e6agG9UQ46qYgKSZmg2i5TYhMGj-JESQd95w/viewform

Jul 14 Saturday 12:30-3pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club Potluck Picnic @ Clubhouse 2 Main Lounge
Bring food to share. $5 at the door. Beverages provided: beer, wine, iced tea, lemonade. Special entertainment; come meet Jon “Bowzer”
Bauman, formerly of Sha Na Na, still entertaining with Bowzer's Rock'n' Roll and Bowzer's Ultimate Doo-Wop Parties! Surprise! He's
also an Activist - Political Director of SocialSecurity Works! Your $5 donation is waived if you bring a backpack and school supplies for donation to
South County Outreach! Please bring a dish to serve 6-8 persons, either an appetizer, a salad, a main dish, or a dessert. Please bring your own serving utensils and warming devices for hot dishes, and identify them with your name. Paper plates, plastic cups & glasses, and silverware will be provided. Questions? Call Special Events Chair Nancy Hensel at (703) 964-6993. Please also bring recyclable water bottles for Catherine Aubert to turn into cash for South County Outreach. Mailing Address: Laguna Woods Democratic Club Website: lagunawoodsdemocrats.org  PO Box 2254, Laguna Hills, CA 92654-2254 LWDC is on Facebook! E-mail Address: lwdemoclub@Yahoo.com

Jul 14 Saturday 1-3pm, Santa Ana: DSA Wage Justice Working Group Meeting @ Catholic Worker Community, 316 S Cypress Ave.
The Wage Justice working group will be having a meeting to cover upcoming actions and new ways to fight against wage theft in the county.

Jul 14 Saturday 2-5:30pm, Irvine: Cottie Petrie-Norris Summer Volunteer Kickoff and Picnic Dinner @ Location provided with RSVP
Join Democratic Leaders and Petrie-Norris's campaign team for a summer 2018 volunteer kickoff in Irvine! With just 3 months to go before ballots go out to voters, and your help is needed to get out the word to turn District 74 blue. The kickoff event includes a  rally and volunteer training at 2pm with the campaign team, followed by a neighborhood canvass and picnic dinner for all volunteers at 5:30pm. RSVP with the sign-up link for the address and more details here: https://bit.ly/2KCGfhn.  Your help will flip Assembly District 74, and that starts with talking to voters every weekend. For more info on the kickoff event or to volunteer, please contact:  Cassius@votecottie.com (951-265-0461)

Jul 15 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Hello Irvine neighbor! We invite you to join the Democrats of Greater Irvine, a local club in the city of Irvine. We hold monthly meetings to educate and organize voters so we can elect Democrats to offices at all levels of government.

Jul 15 Sunday 2:30-4:30pm, Santa Ana: Nuestras Manos Colaborativa: Primera Junta @ El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N Ross St.
Todos estan invitados a la primera junta de "Colaborativa Nuestras Manos". Vamos a hablar de que les gustaría saber y ver en nuestra comunidad, sobre los derechos de personas que hacen trabajo como la limpieza de casas, cuidando los ninos, y de personas de la tercera edad .   Estamos muy emocionadas por esta junta, si tienen preguntas pueden llamar o enviar un mensaje de texto a Mango al 949-397-0110

Jul 16 Monday 4:30-8pm, Buena Park: OC Labor Federation Candidate Acadmemy @ UFCW 324, 8530 Stanton Ave.
The OCLF Candidate Academy is designed to familiarize candidates with political and policy priorities for working families throughout Orange County. Some of the topics will be covered will include: Preserving Quality Public Education Prevailing Wages & Community Benefits Agreement Contracting Out & Its Effect on the Local Economy Healthcare in California Organizing/ContractCampaigns To be considered for endorsement by the Orange County Labor Federation, candidates must complete one academy session. **ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL OPEN FEBRUARY 19, 2018** For more information, call George Doctorian at 714.385.1534

Jul 16 Monday 6:40-8:30, Laguna Niguel: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club @ Faith Episcopal Church, 27802 El Lazo
Learn what's happening politically in Orange County. See Aliso Viejo City Council candidate Tiffany Ackley speak. Find out all the ways you can help build the blue wave this summer and fall.

Jul 17 Tuesday 6pm, Newport Beach: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club: Candidate Introductions @ Oasis Sr Center, Rm #1, 801 Narcissus Ave
Agenda will feature Marggie Castellanos, Candidate: California's 36th State Senate District; Arlis Reynolds, Candidate: Costa Mesa City Council District 5; Duke Nguyen, Candidate: OC Sheriff. RSVP here. Members' Admission free with RSVP; $10 if Walk-In; Non-Members' Admission waived if you join or $10 with RSVP; $15 if Walk-In.

Jul 18 Wednesday noon-2pm, Irvine: Lunch with League Speaker: Denah Hoard, Executive Dir of Office for Campaign Finance and Ethics Commission @ Back Bay Conference Center (above Irvine Lanes), 3415 Michelson Drive
Director Hoard has more than 20 years of public service as an attorney representing public entities, most recently as the Senior Assistant City Attorney for the City of Orange. She started with the Ethics Commission in April 2017, after Orange County voters, in June 2016, established a commission to provide oversight of the County's Campaign Reform Ordinance, Lobbyist Registration and Reporting Ordinance, the Gift Ban Ordinance and Sections 6 and 9 of the County Code of Ethics and Commitment to Public Service (Code of Ethics).  She is the Commission's first executive director. RSVP here and make entree selection (optional). Meal is $20, speaker only is $5. Pay with cash or check made out to LWV OC at the door. After submitting the form, you will have the option to submit additional reservations and/or edit your form. Save the resulting confirmation email to change your entree choice.  If your plans change and you need to cancel, please call 949/451-2212. The League is charged  for unclaimed entrees. If you do not have electronic access you may leave a message with your name and entree choice (or to cancel) at 949/451-2212.  For technical assistance, email Communications@LWVOrangeCoast.org or call 949/451-2212. RSVP required bu July 15 with your menu choice.

Jul 18 Wednesday 5:30-8:30pm, Fountain Valley: OCWD Board Meeting: Say NO to Poseidon @ 18700 Ward St.
The Orange County Water District votes to approve their proposed agreement with Poseidon, which locks OC ratepayer into higher water rates for at least 35 years.   Huntington Beach does not need this BILLION dollar desalination plant in our city. This plant is not only bad for the environment and marine life, but building it in our densely populated city would result in years of roads closed and pollution. Bottom line, we don't need their water, the expense, the waste, the toxins, or the headache.   Let's show up in large numbers so that Poseidon, a private company, finally gets the message that they are not welcome here. Whether you can attend or not, please let the OCWD board know your thoughts. Email them at oceandesalexploration@ocwd.com.

Jul 18 Wednesday 6-8:30pm, Irvine: Poor People's Campaign @ IHOP, 18542 MacArthur Blvd
6PM-6:30PM: Social Time 6:30PM-8:30PM: Meeting There will be a board where you can announce any upcoming events. We will discuss our next action steps, such as, advocacy and nonviolence training, voter registration, calling in more groups, and being one voice in the community.

Jul 18 Wedneday 7-9pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats @ Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way
Mimi Walters and her Trump-worshiping-buddies are touting the Republican Tax Scam as an overwhelming success, but how will the changes impact real people--NOT corporations? July's guest speaker will be Professor of Law and Director of the Graduate Tax Program at UCI Law School Omri Marian, who will discuss the impact of the recent tax law.   Additionally, we are partnering with Families Forward to collect school supplies for local, low-income kids (K-12), so hit up those sales and bring what you can! Need ideas? Their most-needed items can be found here: http://www.families-forward.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Back-to-School-2018-Clothing-and-Supplies.pdf

Jul 18 Wednesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Candlelight vigil to protest corruption in our political system @ corner of Michelson and Culver
https://act.indivisible.org/event/local-actions/14905/

Jul 19 Thursday 10-11am, Santa Ana: Rally Against the OC Sheriff's Dept. @ OC County Jail, 550 Flower St.
The OC Sheriff's Department in the county jail are retaliating against the son of Dolores Canales, co-founder of California Families Against Solitary Confinement. They have placed him in solitary confinement and he plans on initiating a hunger strike today to protest the treatment and confinement he and others are being subjugated. This is not an isolated incident and has been happening to many others!   THIS IS A PEACEFUL PROTEST - please come out and show your support!

Jul 19 Thursday 5:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Campaign Receiption, Valerie Amezcua, Santa Ana Unified School District Board @ Chapter One, 227 N Broadway
Amezcua is currently Board President, SAUSD. Host Committee: Mayor Pro Tem Michele Martinez, Farrah Khan, Tish Leon, Sherri Loveland, Beatriz Mendoza, Claudia Perez-Figueroa, Nazly Restrepo, Fran Sdao, Deborah M. Vazquez. RSVP: Daisy@PSCcampaigns.com or (562)491-1318. Contribute online at https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/ValerieAmezcua/

Jul 20 Friday 7-10pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America-OC: General Meeting @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
We are collecting feminine hygiene products to have on hand for DSA events in the future.   We will also be voting on a number of amendments to our bylaws.   All interested are welcome.

Jul 21 Saturday 8am-2pm, Fullerton -> LA: Families Together March @ Metrolink, Fullerton Train Station to MacArthur Park, 2230 W 6th St in LA
The true purpose of family separation is clear: to treat families seeking refuge in the US so poorly that fewer people will do so in the future. Ripping children and babies away from their parents is wrong. This is wrong. This is inhumane. This is not the answer to immigration reform. Join Democrats of North Orange County to travel to Los Angeles for the Families Together March. If you are interested in traveling to the March together by bus, please contact Cynthia Aguirre at info@dnoc.org to purchase a non-refundable roundtrip bus ticket.

Jul 21 Saturday 10am-noon, Irvine: Katie Porter for CA45 Unity Party @ 4531 Bryan Ave
Join Katie Porter's campaign for CA45 for a Unity Party and kickoff for the General Election! Enjoy a potluck with friends from across the district to unite and prepare for the work to be done to flip the 45th! This event is a private reservation and is not endorsed or sponsored by the City of Irvine. Visit https://www.facebook.com/katieporteroc/ for info about Katie's campaign.

Jul 21 Saturday 10am-12:30pm, Irvine: Knock on Doors with Cottie Petrie-Norris! @ 58 Costero Aisle
Knock on doors with Democrats of Greater Irvine, Imagine Action OC, and #TeamCottie this weekend and again on Jul 22 (2pm-4:30pm; @Vitality Bowls, 4515A Campus Dr). After knocking on doors on the 22nd, volunteers will join Imagine Action OC for a special summer bash at William Mason Park in Irvine. Please RSVP here https://onlinecampaigntools.com/FormBuilder/ViewForm?key=LpVN7vvu5rqPI6m4DZ5VdA==  For more info, please contact: Cassius@votecottie.com (951-265-0461)

[canceled] Jul 21 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United-OC Chapter Flicks for Thought: "Trapped: What Remains of a Woman's Right to Choose?" @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
The Irvine Ranch Water District will be resurfacing the parking lot on the day of our regularly scheduled meeting. We will be back in August with Nancy Brink, from Chapman College, who will discuss why the Separation of Church and State is Important to Progressive Christianity. SEE YOU IN AUGUST.
Judge Lynne Riddle (ret), Instructor, Reproductive Justice, UCI-Law School will introduce the film. Reproductive health clinics are fighting to remain open in the face of conservative "Trap Laws." Since 2010, 288 laws regulating abortion providers have been passed by state legislatures. In total, 44 states and the District of Columbia have measures subjecting abortion providers to legal restrictions not imposed on other medical professionals. Unable to comply with these far-reaching and medically unnecessary laws, clinics have taken their fight to the courts. In 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling (Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt) that prevents individual states from essentially outlawing abortion. "Trapped" follows the clinic workers and lawyers who were on the front lines of the battle to keep abortion safe and legal for millions of American women.The film premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Award for Social Impact Film Making. Doors open at 1:15pm. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis. No charge, free parking.   For more information: www.au-oc.org or email: mail@au-oc.org Call: 714-299-4551

Jul 21 Saturday 2pm, Irvine: Road to Change Tour with Parkland Students Town Hall @ Christ Our Redeemer Church, 45 Tesla
The inspiring Parkland student survivors who began the March for Our Lives will be in Orange County as part of their Road to Change tour. They are working to help spread their message of gun violence awareness and to help activate young people to join the movement.  The March for Our Lives organizers are partnering with local student activists and Students Demand Action Orange County to create a memorable day long event. Please join them and young local activists for a town hall featuring Parkland students and young local activists as they discuss the gun violence prevention movement and the importance of voting.  You may RSVP here Following the event, student activists will be holding a rally and vigil bonfire in Huntington Beach at Pier Plaza, beginning at 6:45pm.  Please see the Huntington Beach March for Our Lives Facebook page for more information. Be sure to arrive early!  Doors will open at 1:30pm.  Please consider carpooling as parking and traffic will be challenging throughout the day. If you are interested in volunteering to support these amazing young people, please email momsdemandoc@gmail.com  Thank you for supporting this important movement.

Jul 21 Saturday 6:45-10pm, Huntington Beach: OC Road To Change: Sunset & Speeches @ Huntington Beach Pier Plaza
The Road To Change is coming to Huntington Beach! Following the OC Townhall in Irvine earlier on Saturday, we will be joining the Parkland students & Road To Change activists on the Huntington Beach Pier to do a commemorative vigil to all those we have lost due to gun violence. There will be speeches at pier plaza followed by a candlelight vigil walk to HB City Beach, Lifeguard Tower 7, for a voter registration bonfire. Join us for an evening full of activism and understanding.

Jul 22 Sunday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: OC Poverty Alleviation Coalition >Benefit Brunch & Bottomless Bubbles @ LGBT Center on 4th., 305 E. 4th. St.
Celebrating our year of achievements! Exciting announcements to come.

Jul 22 Sunday 1-4pm, Anaheim: Really, Really Free Market @ 1151 N. La Palma Pkwy
The Really, Really Free Market (RRFM) movement is a horizontally-organized collective of individuals who form a temporary market based on an alternative gift economy. The RRFM movement aims to counteract capitalism in a proactive way. It holds as a major goal to build a community based on sharing resources, caring for one another and improving the collective lives of all. Additional details: facebook.com/events/231691480986787

Jul 22 Sunday 2-4:30pm, Irvine: Knock on Doors with Cottie Petrie-Norris! @ Vitality Bowls, 4515A Campus Dr
Knock on doors with Democrats of Greater Irvine, Imagine Action OC, and #TeamCottie. After canvassing, volunteers will join Imagine Action OC for a special summer bash at William Mason Park in Irvine. Please RSVP here https://onlinecampaigntools.com/FormBuilder/ViewForm?key=LpVN7vvu5rqPI6m4DZ5VdA==  For more info, please contact: Cassius@votecottie.com (951-265-0461)

Jul 22 Sunday 4-7pm, Anaheim: Dr. Jose Moreno Kick-Off Event @ 1409 W James Way
Please join neighborhood, community, labor & local business leaders in their support of Dr. Jose Moreno for Anaheim City Council District 3 2018 Campaign Kick-Off. Suggested contributions: Friend - $13, Supporter - $33, Co-Host - $53, Host - $103. RSVP and contribute: https://www.drjosefmoreno.com/july_22nd_kick_off_event

Jul 22 Sunday 4:30-6pm, Irvine: Together We Will - OC: Writing Op-Eds and Letters to the Editor @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
As the midterms approach, one of our greatest challenges is to get the facts out, to educate and motivate potential voters so they get out and vote.   Together We Will - Orange County (TWW-OC) is offering a hands-on, non-judgmental workshop on how to write op-eds and letters to the editor to promote what Republican policies have done and will do in the future if left unchecked.   Bring information (data, statistics, articles) on any topic you are passionate about and you'll leave with a draft.

Jul 23 Monday 4pm, Costa Mesa: Our Revolution Costa Mesa @ Fairview Community Church, 2525 Fairview Rd
Our Revolution Costa Mesa works to reclaim democracy for the working people of Costa Mesa by harnessing the transformative energy of the political revolution. Visit https://www.facebook.com/OurRevolutionCostaMesa/ for more info.

Jul 23 Monday 5:30-7:30pm, Costa Mesa: Foley for Mayor-Meet the Candidate Happy Hour @ Social Costa Mesa, 512 W. 19th. St.
Meet the candidate. Socialize. Enjoy appetizers, silent auction, & one of a kind craft cocktails. Proceeds donated to Katrina Foley for Mayor campaign. RSVP here or to assistant@ocfoleylaw.com or 949-502-8800.  
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Jul 24 Tuesday 11:30am-10pm, Anaheim: Democratic Women of South OC Cheers For Change/Taco Tuesday @ OC Tavern Grill And Sports Bar, 2369 S. El Camino Real
Mark your calendars for the second event in our summer fundraising series "Cheers for Change/Taco Tuesday" where we will meet, eat and unseat! OC Tavern has generously agreed to donate 20% of the proceeds of all food and drink items when you show your Cheers for Change/DWSOC flyer or email. The DWSOC Executive Board will arrive by 6:00 PM, but you can stop by the OC Tavern at any point during the day or evening. Tell your friends, bring your family and please...order the chips and guacamole, it's Taco Tuesday after all! Democracy is depending on it! More info at: https://www.dwsoc.org/events.html

Jul 24 Tuesday 6:30-8pm, Santa Ana: Water and Your Community @ Makara Center for the Arts, 811 N. Main St.
Join us as for a community of conversation and share your thoughts and perspectives on what you like in your neighborhoods and what would you like to see improve. Additional details: facebook.com/events/2036119999755428

Jul 24 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Summer Party supporting Manuel Chavez for City Council @ Chapter One: the modern local, 227 N. Broadway
Join my campaign for a Summer Party with John Stephens-Costa Mesa City Council Member and Fran Sdao!I'm excited to be working hard to connect with voters in Costa Mesa, and we are building a lot of momentum. We want your help to continue supporting this grassroots campaign for Westside Costa Mesa at this summer party with my campaign and some incredible Democratic leaders in our community. Make sure to grab a ticket online or at the door. Additional details: facebook.com/events/205044853542886

Jul 25 Wednesday 11am-1:30pm, Irvine: Women For:OC - "Making Sense of the Immigration Debate" @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
We welcome Professor Jennifer Chacón, a Chancellor's Professor of Law, to enlighten us regarding the current state of immigration in our country. In this talk, Professor Chacón will provide some background on U.S. immigration law, discuss how it has failed to line up with realities on the ground, and explore how we might productively move toward a more effective, realistic and humane framework for managing migration.   Jennifer M. Chacón is Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. Her research focuses on the fields of immigration law, constitutional law and criminal law and procedure. Her work has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation and the Russell Sage Foundation. She is a co-author of the 2017 casebook Immigration Law and Social Justice (Aspen Press) and of numerous articles, essays and book chapters on citizenship, immigration, border control and human trafficking.   Chacón has done groundbreaking work on mediating institutions in immigration enforcement - including local police and schools - and on the ways that immigration law and policy marginalize and shape the identities (including the racial identities) of many immigrants in the United States.   Women For: Orange County is a volunteer, non-partisan organization dedicated to advancing Human & Civil Rights, Peace, Social Justice, Education, Health Care and the Environment.   womenforoc@aol.com http://www.womenfororangecounty.org

Jul 25 Wednesday 1-2pm, Huntington Beach: Protect OC Beaches @ Pier Plaza and Amphitheatre, 401 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Join us as we hold a press conference and rally to call on Reps. Dana Rohrabacher and Mimi Walters to stop supporting the agenda of supermajor oil companies, and instead put their constituents' interests first! Additional details: facebook.com/events/1991367610895650

Jul 25 Wednesday 6-7pm, Santa Ana: Stop Trying Our Kids As Adults @ El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N. Ross St.
Learn about California Senate Bill 1391. It is a bill that would end the sentencing of 14 and 15-year-olds as adults.

Jul 25 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club General Membership Meeting @ Costa Mesa Senior Conference Center, 695 W. 19th. St.
Among the topics on this month's agenda are:1) District 48 Congressional Candidate Harley Rouda will be stopping by to introduce himself as the 48th's official Democratic candidate. This will be your opportunity to hear about his meeting with Obama and others on his whirlwind tour to Washington. Join us for the meeting -- and for setting the board for the coming fiscal year! Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/195028154506255/

Jul 25 Wednesday 6:45-8:45pm, San Juan Capistrano: o Call to Action by LGBT Center OC: Capo Unified School Board Meeting @ Capistrano Unified School District, 33122 Valle Rd
Join Youth First O.C. at the Capo Unified School Board Meeting! The anti-healthy youth, anti-inclusivity attack is going to be at Capo Unified Wednesday night. They are on the attack and they will be there! CUSD has allowed a vocal minority to delay the implementation of the California Healthy Youth Act, which has been required by law since 2016. CHYA, in addition to being medically accurate and inclusive, also teaches students empathy, decision-making and refusal skills, consent, and self-regulation. Opposition presence has been steadily increasing at Board Meetings. They are being guided by outside groups who are spreading hurtful anti-LGBTQ rhetoric. Although CUSD formed a Sex Ed Task Force, it is completely without merit. Several of its members are trying to dismantle sex ed all together by spreading misinformation and using fear-based tactics. Your support is needed! Please attend this meeting to remind the community that the LGBT community will not be bullied into silence and that this district, like all others must follow the law. It's important to show up and show love and support in the face of their horrid anti-LGBTQ messages and to make sure that this district and all others adhere to their obligation and sworn oath to put the health and safety of our students first!

Jul 26 Thursday 6pm, Irvine: PDA Orange County CA Chapter General Meeeting @ Residence (Ron Varasteh & Marsha Macurda), 9 Sunset River
Please bring a snack food potluck item. Agenda: Intros and Your Take: What's motivating and mobilizing voter turnout in the fall? National: "Change Makes Change!"  Reports on groups, issues, events, endorsed candidates, working groups, coalition partners, Medicare for All Caucus. Regional: Updates/Reports - CDP Summer EBoard Oakland, SB562 Healthy Calif Act, 2018 Mid Terms, Gov/US Senate and other CA races, PDA-CA www.pda-ca.com. Local: reports on DPOC, Candidates-Gil CA39, Katie CA45, Harley CA48 updates, CHC-OC, Dem clubs, OurRev, Indivisible, HB Huddle, Women For: OC, NWPC_OC, Green Party OC, OC and SouthOC Progs, Issues Groups, Coffee/Weekly Disc Groups—SoOC Mon Morning Coffee, Los Amigos of Anaheim, Actions, Announcements:Weekly OC Progressive Events calendar, www. ocprogressiveevents.info and open discussion. Next meeting will be Wed Aug 29. Contact Dr Bill Honigman: 949-246-6283, @DrBillH, Progressive Democrats of America, www.pdamerica.org, @pdamerica

Jul 26 Thursday 6-8pm, Westminster: Democratic Socialists of America-OC Electoral Politics Meeting @ 3 Blossoms Cafe, 10495 Bolsa Ave, Ste 108
Agenda: preparations for 2018's local elections!

Jul 27 Friday 1:30pm, Santa Ana: Defending Sanctuary - Los Alamitos Community Unified, et al. versus City of Los Alamitos @ Orange County Superior Court, Civil Complex Center, 751 W Santa Ana Blvd
Join LACU at the Court as Los Alamitos Community United and ACLU continue their fight for Sanctuary. Arrive early for parking. Outdoor Court House Press Conference about this afternoon's Hearing in LACU, et al. v. City of Los Alamitos, et al. will begin at noon. Speakers will express confidence in defeating the City's attempts to dismiss the LACU lawsuit against the Los Al anti-Sanctuary Ordinance. Go to Department CX 101, Judge Glenda Sanders' Courtroom, Civil Complex Center. Court Hearing Observance by LACU Los Al Residents and Supporters to witness proceedings in Los Alamitos Community United, et al. v. City of Los Alamitos, et al. Participants will, of course, follow court decorum.

Jul 28 Saturday 9am-2pm, Garden Grove: 2018 Muslim Latino Collaborative Unity Cup: Solidarity Building Soccer Game @ Islamic Society of Orange County, 1 Al-Rahman Plaza
The Muslim Latino Collaborative, including Muslim Latino Collaborative and Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development, invites you to a friendly soccer match to build solidarity among the Latinx and Muslim community. These communities have been under attack by the current administration and now more than ever is the time to strengthen connections and support one another. Enjoy watching a friendly soccer match and delicious food and learn about each other. For additional questions contact Jessica Bravo, jbravo@occord.org. Please RSVP here.

Jul 28 Saturday 10am-noon, Fullerton: Keep Families Together rally @ Fullerton City Hall, 303 W Commonwealth Ave
Please join host Indivisible CA39 to send two national messages/demands: that Congress establish a task force dedicated to family reunification; and that families be provided counseling and any other service they require to deal with the trauma inflicted on them by the United States government. Local leaders will be speaking at the rally.

Jul 28 Saturday 11am-1pm, Costa Mesa: Citywide Town Hall/Forum On Homelessness @ El Chinaco Restaurant, 560 W. 19th. St. Ste. D
Sponsored by the Rebecca Trahan for Costa Mesa City Council District 5 Campaign/takebackcostamesa.com   Attention Costa Mesa residents (especially those who live in district 5), business owners, church leaders, city staff members, fire and police personnel, and more! Please see www.takebackcostamesa.com for more information. Please also like the campaign Facebook page. Additional details: facebook.com/events/454297148365836

Jul 28 Saturday noon-7pm, Santa Ana: Trans Pride 2018 @ LGBT Center Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St
Save the date! Join The LGBT Center OC and community for Trans Pride 2018. More details coming soon! For more information, please contact Trans Services Coordinator Miliana Singh at Miliana.Singh@lgbtcenteroc.org

Jul 28 Saturday 3:30-7pm, Costa Mesa: Students Demand Action OC Townhall & Tacos: Focusing on Gun Violence and More Student Issues @ The Sancturary Church, 102 Baker St E
Confirmed Candidates so far: Mike Levin (CD49), Harley Rouda (CD48) and Katie Porter(CD45). Please email ocstudentcoaltion@gmail.com for questions and tabling requests! The townhall will feature representatives from the 39th, 45th, 48th and 49th districts! Tabling will begin at 3:30pm, doors open at 4pm and the townhall will start promptly at 4:30. Student moderators will be asking candidates prepared questions on student issues. The townhall will start winding down at 6:00 and then taco trucks will be outside!

Jul 28 Saturday 4-6pm, Anaheim: Annual Ice Cream Social + Campaign Kick Off for Sharon Quirk-Silva @ 421 N Brookhurst
It's time to reconnect, catch up and have fun! Let's enjoy ice cream together! This isn't a fundraiser - just an opportunity for Sharon Quirk-Silva to show her appreciation and update you on our 2018 campaign for State Assembly! In addition, you will see her new campaign office!

Jul 28 Saturday 5pm, Irvine: DFOC Dinner with Labor Icon Dolores Huerta! @ The Irvine Hilton, 18800 MacArthur Blvd
Democratic Foundation of OC's mid-year event is an intimate dinner with a progressive icon. This year that dinner will be with Labor Leader and Feminist Dolores Huerta! This dinner is not a banquet where you're seated at Table 10, and Ms. Huerta is seated at Table 1. Everyone attending is seated at the same long table, so everyone is about to have dinner and conversation with the honored guest. Because the intimacy of the dinner, seating is severely limited. So, please submit your reservation soon. Also because at this dinner you will actually be eating and conversing with Ms. Huerta, and this dinner raises much-needed funds for the Foundation, the price is $1,100/plate. For that, you will receive a lifetime of memories of the evening that you spent with one of the greatest progressive icons of our time and of any time. Parking is complementary. Seating is extremely limited. Reservations will be honored on a first come-first serve basis. For tickets, here is the link to your Contribution Form: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/doloresmy  For additional information or for info on paying by mail, contact Michael Getto at info@dfoc.com  or by calling (714) 979-4436.

Jul 29 Sunday 2-3pm, Buena Park: Meet Sunny Park for Buena Park City Council @ 35 Sycamore Ln
Join us to meet Sunny Park. Bring your questions, concerns, and ideas for Buena Park! Please text (949) 922-9870 to RSVP!

Jul 29 Sunday 2-4pm, Costa Mesa: Democratic Socialists of America Feminist Committee Writing Group @ Portola Coffee Roasters, 3313 Hyland Avenue
There is much discussion among social justice groups about self-care (https://www.dsausa.org/black_bodies_self_care_and_the_limits_of_class_d), but little discussion as to what self-care might look like.We believe political writing can be a vehicle for self-care. There will be three short writing sessions during the hour and a half. After each session, people will be asked to share out if they feel comfortable. Additional details: facebook.com/events/250864109057309

Jul 31 Tuesday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: Clergy & Laity United For Economic Justice community gathering @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1221 Wass St.
Join us for a time of conversation about the economic justice issues that our communities are facing and how together, we can bring transformation to our communities. We will debrief our month's activities, give updates on our work in Orange County, and plan the next CLUE steps.

Jul 31 Tuesday 6-8pm, Irvine: Farrah Khan: Taste of Irvine Tour @ Olives Branch Express, 5365 Alton Parkway
Join us for a lively discussion around food, Irvine and the city's zero waste program. Enjoy a family style dinner with a shared bill among all guests. Please rsvp at info@ElectFarrah.org.

Jul 31 Tuesday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesans for Responsible Government town hall 6 Districts-One City @ 740 W. Wilson
In the November elections, city council members will be elected from 3 of 6 districts. We will also elect a mayor. Come to this informative town hall and learn how and why we've gone to voting districts and what it means to our city's future. Bring a neighbor! You won't be disappointed. https://www.facebook.com/events/670000666679689/

Jul 31 Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm, Huntington Beach: Bigger Than Plastic: A Conversation on Plastic & Sustainability @ Pacific City, 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Surfrider Foundation CEO Chad Nelsen hosts a discussion on plastics and sustainability on the Ocean Deck   Join WSL CT surfer Lakey Peterson, advocate Jed Jenkins, and WSL P.U.R.E. executive director Reece Pacheco as they discuss the future of plastic and the environmental movement. Additional details: facebook.com/events/221817761805977

Jul 31 Tuesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative - book club discussion New Jim Crow @ Youth-on-the-Move, Inc. Hqt., 1850 E. 17th. Street #103
Join us for a discussion of the final chapter of The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander. Chapter 6 asserts that nothing short of a major social movement holds any hope of ending mass incarceration in the United States. We will be discussing the question: where do we go from here? We will be using The New Jim Crow Study Guide and Call to Action to frame our discussions, which can be downloaded for free here: http://www.newjimcroworganizing.org/studyguide-free.htm Additional details: facebook.com/events/301433613731059


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Aug 1 Wednesday 7pm, Irvine: Follow up meeting for Indivisible Campaign Plans @ Panera Bread, 3988 Barranca Parkway
If you couldn't come on Sunday, or you want to continue the discussion of Indivisible and its future here in OC after November, 2018, please join us at Panera.

Aug 2 Thursday 6-8:30pm, Santa Ana: VietRISE x common ground @ 1600 N Broadway
The VietRISE Youth Organizing Program Cohort would like to invite you to a special edition of common ground, an Orange County open mic series!We'll be talking about our two campaigns: Housing4All and Citizenship4All.More information to be announced! http://www.commongroundoc.com/For any questions or inquiries, please contact:Tracy La
tracy@vietrise.org.

Aug 2 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Garden Grove: Queer & Trans People of Color General Meeting @ APAIT (Orange County), 12900 Garden Grove Blvd Ste 225B
After meeting regularly now for seven months, the group will take some time to reflect on the events, community and relationships it has been building together over this time. During the meeting, calendar the times for meeting over the next six months, including events and fundraisers, will be planned. Feel free to bring a dish or snacks if you can or just come kizozick it and meet with other Queer/Trans people of color from OC. Here are some of the intentions for this space: Centering Queer and Trans People of Color lives and experiences, Community Building, Networking/Career Development, Connecting People to Resources (immediate needs, food, shelter, etc.), Make Friends/Sharing Space, Eating/Healing, Organizing and Creating Solidarity, Sharing Skills and Knowledge, Playing Games and Having FunThis is a sober and fragrance-free event.

Aug 2 Thursday 6:45-9pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC On to November with Rouda and Umberg! @ Green Valley Adult Recreation Clubhouse, 17250 Los Jardines West
Please note change of location! The meeting will be at the club's "old" location. DCWOC welcomes two local Democratic candidates to its August meeting: Tom Umberg, candidate for CA 34th Senate District, and Harley Rouda, candidate for US Congress in CA 48th District. Bring questions! Bring a friend! Tom Umberg is a retired US Army Colonel who served three tours overseas, including in Korea and Afghanistan and served as an Assistant US Attorney in OC. He previously represented the cities of Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and Westminster during three terms in the CA State Assembly. Harley Rouda is a businessman, attorney, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. His legal career includes work in large firms, in real estate and development, and with cutting-edge technology start-ups. He has been active in numerous charities and civic organizations. The 48th CD includes the cities of Aliso Viejo, Corona del Mar, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Sunset Beach, and Surfside, as well as portions of Garden Grove, Midway City, Santa Ana and Westminster. The DCWOC includes Huntington Beach (including Sunset Beach), Fountain Valley, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Seal Beach, Stanton, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Garden Grove, and Midway City. Overflow parking available at Roch Courreges Elementary School at the corner of MacKenzie River Ave and Santa Carlotta St. For info call Phil at 310-871-2083.

Aug 2 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC: Meet Gil Cisneros @ Sizzler, 1401 N Harbor Blvd.
Come meet Gil Cisneros, 39th District Congressional Candidate

[location Change] Aug 2 Thursday 7-9pm, Santa Ana Anaheim: Welead OC KickOff Electing Women ~ This is How We Do It! @ Delhi Center, 505 E Central Ave Sheraton Park Hotel, 1855 S Harbor Blvd
Join Welead OC for our 3rd Annual Kick-Off Event with our Special Guest, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - Candidate, NY14, who shocked the pundits by defeating Democrat Incumbent Joe Crowley.   Welead OC's Honorees Beatriz Valencia - Candidate Orange City Council Mirvette Judeh Felicity Figeroa Irene Arellano   For more information and to RSVP Karen Hinks - karen@weleadoc.com (714)615-2741

Aug 4 Saturday 1-2pm, Irvine: Community Meeting on Energy Choice @ Quail Hill Community Center, 39 Shady Canyon Drive
Join us to learn why community choice energy is popping up everywhere in California and how it lowers rates and speeds up the switch to greener sources. We'll give an update on the effort to launch it in Irvine and other cities in OC, and let you know how you can be part of the community effort to bring it to OC! Come early for a lunch and learn presentation (lunch provided) by Sullivan Solar on home solar and battery storage. Noon-1pm: Lunch and Learn with Sullivan Solar
1-2pm: Community meeting on Community Choice Energy

Aug 4 Saturday 1-2:30pm, Irvine: Asylum and Other Legal Issues Facing Immigrants in Detention @ OC Friends Meeting (Quakers, 2091 Business Center Dr, Ste 100
This training, for Friends of OC Detainees only, will cover legal issues facing immigrants in detention, particularly focusing on the asylum process. RSVP is essential. Please RSVP to Beverly Huff at bevhuff@cox.net (you may include any legal questions you hope to have answered in your RSVP).  Training available to FOCD volunteers only.  About the trainer: Professor Rivera is a staff attorney at Western State College of Law Immigration Clinic in Irvine. She directly represents clients in a range of matters, including deportation defense, humanitarian visas for survivors of violence and asylum. She also supervises and mentors law students enrolled in the Immigration Clinic on cases and community outreach initiatives ranging from the Legal Orientation Program at Musick Jail Facility in Irvine.

[update] Aug 4 Saturday 3-6pm, Brea -> Fullerton: March On The NRA SoCal @ Arovista Park, 500 W Imperial Hwy -> California Rifle and Pistol Association, 271 E Imperial Hwy, Ste 620,
Recent actions of the NRA demonstrate not only a disregard for the lives of black and brown people in America, but appear to be a direct endorsement of violence against women, our families and our communities for exercising our constitutional right to protest. The National March On NRA sister march in CA is hosted by March For Our Lives LA and Students Demand Action Orange County. www.marchonnra.org Register to the event at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/march-on-nra-california-tickets-47582841560  Event is free. If you want to volunteer at the event or submit to speak or perform, please contact organizers at MarchOnNRACalifornia@gmail.com   Media inquires to MarchOnNRACalifornia@gmail.com  More details will be released in the coming days. To stay up to date with the National March On NRA California, follow @MarchOnNraCA on Twitter

Aug 5 Sunday 4-5pm, Buena Park: Meet Sunny Park Candidate for Buena Park City Council @ 30 Dallas St.
Join us to meet Sunny Park. Bring your questions, concerns, and ideas for Buena Park! Please text (714) 371-3365 to RSVP

Aug 6 Monday 5:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Democratic Socialists of America: Wage Justice Committee Meeting @ Orange County Catholic Worker-Isaiah House, 316 Cypress Ave
Agenda: Development of the planned intake form for the future canvassing event.

Aug 8 Wednesday 4-5pm, Huntington Beach: Unmask Hate @ 101 Main St
On August 8, we begin to unmask the OC officials enabling the Trump administration's hateful policies nationwide. It's time to expose those who are using their public posts to incite hatred, and enable extremists.   Local officials that side with despicable policies need to be called out and held accountable. Will you join us #unmaskhate and #defendsanctuary?

Aug 8 Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm, Fullerton: Pathways' Community Meetings @ Basque Maintenance Yard Community Room, 1580 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Pathways of Hope values the voices and input of all of our fellow community members. In an effort to continue the dialogue about Keystone on Commonwealth, we are holding three upcoming community meetings to share more information and to answer questions about the Keystone community. https://www.facebook.com/events/214480292544379/

Aug 8 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Irvine: OC for Climate Action (OCCA) Planning Meeting @ HDR, 3230 El Camino Real, Suite 200,
Note the new location of this meeting   Ken will be at the entrance to let everyone in. If you need assistance, call Roger Gloss at (949) 300-5600.   At this meeting we'll update progress on our planning for OCCA's plastic event in October, as well as our advocacy for Community Choice Energy and Climate Action Plans in Orange County cities.

Aug 8 Wednesday 7pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd Assembly District Democratic Alliance @ IAM Hall, 5402 Bolsa Ave.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/72ndDemocraticAlliance/

Aug 8 Wednesday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club @ Clubhoouse 3, Dining Room 1
California State University Northridge Professor Alexa Cole Department of Political Science, Discussing Her Group, California 45th, Her Previous Research, How the Primary Played Out, and What We Might Expect in November Meeting also includes Legislation Action; Committee Reports, Refreshments and a Raffle! Members free; guests $3 at the door. For information, call Sue Dearing at 949-855-6965. Please bring nonperishable food items for South County Outreach. Please also bring recyclable water bottles/cans for Cathy Aubert to turn into cash for South County Outreach! http://lagunawoodsdemocrats.org

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Aug 8 Wednesday 7-10pm, Santa Ana: OCYD General Membership Meeting: Youth in Labor @ Chapter One: the modern local, 227 N. Broadway
Featuring rising stars in the OC Labor movement, we'll discuss the fight for an increased minimum wage, the consequences of Janus v. AFSCME, and how to combat the so-called "right to work" movement.   Featuring Tim Steed, Organizing Director, OCEA, and Irene Arellano, Political and Community Organizer, NUHW, and Vidal Arce, Business Representative from Asbestos, Heat and Frost Insulators Local 5, among other rising stars in the OC Labor Movement.   We'll also hear from Phil Bacerra, Candidate for Santa Ana City Council.

Aug 9 Thursday 5pm, Newport Beach: Demonstration to Protest Anti-LGBTQ and Anti-Women's Rights Fundraiser @ 700 Newport Center Dr
California Women's Leadership Pac will host Republican candidates including Rohrabacher, Walters, Royce and Issa, all of whom support harmful/hateful policies. Show up tonight at 5 pm  to join the demonstration. Disneyland and Orange County Realtors are sponsoring this event.  Let @WaltDisneyCo and @Disneyland know that they should not support anti-LGBTQ hater Rohrabacher. Write or tweet your feelings about this to sponsors.

Aug 9 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle Local Elections Team Meet & Greet with Duke @ 5245 Foxglove Dr.
HB Huddle Local Elections Team is proud to host Duke Nguyen, OC Sheriff/Coroner Candidate in the Summerlane ClubhoseWe will also be creating our Support the Candidates YouTube Videos. Come with a script and be ready to endorse your favorite candidates.Invite friends. This evening is open to anyone who wants to make a difference in their local community.

Aug 9 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Brea: Sierra Club Rio Hondo Chapter @ Coco's Restaurant, 1250 E Imperial Hwy
Focus of meeting: Contaminated Water in Fullerton with Jose Trinidad Castaneda III. 75% of Fullerton's drinking water comes from ten wells, half of which have been shut down due to contamination.  What does this mean for Fullerton residents and neighboring cities that share the North Basin aquifer? Dinner at 7pm and meeting at 7:30pm.

Aug 9 Thursday 7:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Pride Movie Night "Call Me By Your Name" @ The Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St, Ste 100
The Frida Cinema and Orange County Pride will host the film "Call Me By Your Name." It's the summer of 1983, a precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy. He soon meets Oliver, a handsome doctoral student who's working as an intern for Elio's father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of their surroundings, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever. Pre-buy your tickets for $10 or to get 3 glasses of wine with your ticket; it's ONLY $20! (must be 21+ and show ID to receive your drink tickets) $5 glass of wine available at the event. Movie and drink tickets are non-refundable. If VIP wine tickets are not showing on ticketing site, please try again later. Order ticket(s) here.

Aug 10 Friday 5:30-7pm, Irvine: Women in Politics Cocktail Hour @ Caspian Restaurant, 14100 Culver Dr.
Hear from an amazing host of women in politics for discussion of their path into politics and the importance of supporting women candidates. Confirmed Guests of Honor:
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk Silva, Santa Ana School Board Trustee Valerie Amezcua. Event Sponsor $490; Host $300; Supporter $250; Friend $125. Contribute Online: electfarrah.org/Farrah-Khan-for-Irvine  RSVP: FarrahforIrvine@gmail.com | (562)491-1318

Aug 11 Saturday 9am-2pm, Garden Grove: Democratic Socialists of America-OC: Anaheim Living Wage Initiative Training @ Anaheim Living Wage Initiative Training
Join organizers from UNITE HERE! for this training to learn how to assist the campaign for a living wage in Anaheim's resort district. This ballot initiative would raise the minimum wage to $15/hour by the beginning of 2019 and $18/hour by 2022 for resort district businesses accepting subsidies from the city of Anaheim. Training will include learning how to canvass and otherwise support the campaign this fall.

Aug 11 Saturday 10am-noon, Los Alamitos: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice: Gathering for Immigrants & Refugees @ Community Congregational, UCC Los Alamitos, 4111 Katella Ave
Gathering to show that Orange County supports our immigrant and refugee communities! Orange County is one of the most diverse places in the country, and this event will celebrate that diversity with a mix of music, engaging activities, & performances from community members as well as prayers, scripture readings, and rituals from different faiths. Please come to show your support. Please join in this celebration and bring  friends and family! RSVP here. For more information, please contact Michelle Tio at mtio@cluela.org and for info, http://www.cluejustice.org/

[update] Aug 11 Saturday 10am-noon, Tustin: OC Peace Coalition & Poor People's Campaign of OC Picnic @ Pepper Tree Park, 230 W 1st St
Come celebrate our successes, network with others, learn about what we're doing next for peace week in September, and the campaign on getting shooting ranges out of OC schools. There will be free coffee, assorted beverages, and pastries. Feel free to bring something to share, as well as a chair to sit on because available seats may be limited.   Place: You will find us between B and C Streets. We'll be set up directly across the field from the bathrooms in a shady area by the playground.   ABOUT OC PEACE COALITION: "We advocate the peaceful resolution of international conflicts and that this ideal become a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy."   ABOUT THE POOR PEOPLE'S CAMPAIGN: "A national call for moral revival is uniting tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation's distorted morality."

Aug 11 Saturday 10-1pm, Huntington Beach: Waterkeeper Alliance SPLASH  Swell Fest @ Huntington State Beach Tower 3
Event will benefit OC Coastkeeper. Tickets include surf lessons, lunch, activities and prizes. Join in this celebration of OC Coastkeeper's hard work to keep our ocean blue by grabbing your surf board, boogie board or your favorite floaty and paddling out with friends and supporters. Tickets available at www.coastkeeper.org

Aug 11 Saturday 11:30am-2pm, Anaheim: Arab American Civic Council: Immigrants Unite! @ Downtown Community Center, 250 E Center St
A conversation on Muslim ban and zero tolerance policies. Show up for the community impacted by the Muslim travel ban, family separation, and zero tolerance immigration policies.

Aug 11 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Santa Ana: OC NAACP General Meeting @ Second Baptist Church, 4300 Westminster Ave
Join OC NAACP to discuss the lack of faculty of color in higher education in our county and other topics of interest to the group. All are welcome!

Aug 11 Saturday 3-5pm, Fullerton: Event for Jesus Silva, City Councilmember Re-election Campaign @ Rutabegorz, 211 N Pomona
Please join Jesus to support his campaign for re-election to Fullerton City Council. Suggested donation levels, $100, $250, $1000. Individual ticket $30/Student/Young professional $20. To donate online jsilvaforfullertoncouncil.com/donate Please RSVP to Nicole.ward.ca@gmail.com or call 213/605-5471.

Aug 11 Saturday 6:30-9:30pm, Santa Ana: Celebrate and Defend Sanctuary Block Party @ 1600 N Broadway #210
You are invited for a night of community-building gathering with music, organizing, art making, crafts, food, and OPEN MIC! Please register, food will only be provided for the first 100 people! Link is bellow: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qJlS2i4mmR-Lie86OUsuWw7YF0yZ2HPbqztpc557R_M/edit

Aug 12 Sunday 2-4pm, Costa Mesa: Foley for Mayor Meet the Candidate @ The Atrium, 1503 South Coast Dr.
Join us for music, food, drinks & social hour. Meet Candidate for Costa Mesa Mayor- Katrina Foley. www.katrinafoley.com

Aug 12 Sunday 2-5pm, Irvine: Tour de Emerge Recruitment Salon @ 4371 Rafael St.
Join us at the outreach and recruitment salon in your backyard to learn more about the Emerge CA Program. Orange County Recruitment Salon. If you are unable to attend, please email us: contact@emergeca.org to learn more about other upcoming recruitment events, including webinars.RSVP here: https://act.myngp.com/Forms/-5395731907943069952Come hear from staff, board and alumnae about the program, the application process and your potential candidacy for public office.

Aug 12 Sunday 7-3:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative @ Youth-on-the-Move, Inc. Hqt., 1850 E. 17th. Street #103
Whether you're already an active member of OC Racial Justice Collaborative or a new attendee, we'd love to see you at the meeting. Come and meet other like-minded racial justice activists who are working toward the common goal of eradicating racism through allyship and the calling out of racist policies, ideas, and actions within our own community. Please join us and become a part of this vital human rights, anti-racist movement. We welcome you to bring your own snacks or snacks to share! There is a large free parking lot directly behind the building off of 16th St.

Aug 13 Monday 2-3:30pm, Fullerton: Fullerton Collaborative General Meeting: Homelessness @ Fullerton Community Center, 340 W. Commonwealth Ave.
We will share homelessness trends from the recent homelessness census and current strategies to support collaborative efforts in Fullerton. A current update from the Collaborative's Homelessness Subcommittee' members will be shared and how the community can be involved. Additional Details: facebook.com/events/864156060447983

Aug 13 Monday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC: General Meeting & Dinner @ San Juan Hills Golf Club, 32120 San Juan Creek Rd
"The Humorous Side of Political Activism," presented by a team of dynamic women from Swing Left! Are you going crazy with all the national politics??
Then learn what you can do to make a difference! Hear from Democratic Candidate Duke Nguyen, who is running for Orange County Sheriff. Feel free to check out his website here.
Mark McGinn, a Democratic Candidate running for Dana Point City Council in District 2, will also be speaking. Early Bird Pricing ends Aug 4. Buy tickets here.

Aug 14 Tuesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Drag-drogynous Drag Show @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St
You are invited to The LGBT Center OC's Dragdrogynous Drag Show: Drag by the Decades. The purpose for this fantastic drag show is to fundraise money for the LGBT Center OC's YETA (Youth Empowerd to Act) leaders to attend the Creating Change conference in January in Detroit, MI. YETA leaders will put on an amazing drag show with an opening dance performance, individual performances and a dance to close. Learn more about the trip here: http://www.lgbtcenteroc.org/creating-change/ Food and Refreshment included with your ticket purchase! Ticket Prices: Pre-Sale Youth (up to age 25): $10, Pre-Sale Adult: $30, At The Door Youth: $15, At The Door Adult: $35 *No one will be turned away for insufficient funds. Tickets now available! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drag-drogonyous-drag-show-tickets-48507397933

Aug 15 Wednesday 6-8pm, Irvine: Meet and Greet with Dr. Kev Abazajian for Irvine City Council @ RSVP for address
Event is scheduled for West Park. RSVP to Kevin Rodgers kcrodgers90@gmail.com for address. For info about Dr. Abazajian, visit https://www.kevforcouncil.com/

Aug 16 Thursday 6pm, Costa Mesa: Westside Block Party and Campaign Kickoff for Manuel Chavez, Costa Mesa City Council Candidate @ Holiday, 719 19th St
Please join Manuel Chavez, a candidate for City Council, for an evening supporting his grassroots campaign and celebrating the Westside community. There will be live music, an open bar, and grassroots politics with local community leaders. Make sure to RSVP here! Please email Chavez4costamesa@gmail.com if you have any questions or comments. Suggested donation levels: Supporter $20, Advocate $50;  Champion $100; Westside Angel $500; Student $5.

Aug 17 Friday 4-7pm, Rancho Santa Fe: Protest Cheney-Harkey Fundraiser @ The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, 5951 Linea Del Cielo
Remember Dick Cheney, who helped start a war on false pretenses, shot his friend in the face, and grossly violated every value that matters to you? Well that not-so-charming former VP is coming to CA-49 tomorrow to raise funds for Diane Harkey, the Republican looking to succeed Darrell Issa.  Swing SoCal Left plans is mobilizing folks from San Diego to Los Angeles to protest the fundraiser and get Harkey some negative press.  Please mobilize your lists as soon as possible and have them sign up on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/events/330160724386419/ Bring signage tying Harkey to the "culture of corruption". Cheney started the war on Iraq on false pretenses, corruptly awarded billions of contracts to Halliburton (his old company), and generally personifies the corruption of the Bush era. Harkey is embracing that legacy by having a fundraiser with Cheney. In the June Primary, Democratic candidates earned a majority of votes in CA-49. This district is as winnable as any in the country and we want to ensure that we win this one. This is an excellent opportunity to earn media in Orange County and demonstrate that locals have had enough of Republicans that threaten their healthcare, explode our debt to offer tax breaks to the rich, and have corrupt relationships with powerful lobbies in D.C.

Aug 18 Saturday 9am-2pm, Costa Mesa: March on OC Fair Gun Show @ Tewinkle Park. 970 Arlington Dr
The public has been dealing with gun violence throughout America and having gun shows at this time is completely insensitivel, especially when it is located near four schools and two parks. A march from TeWinkle park to the sidewalks of OC Fairgrounds will take place after a few speakers talk about gun violence. The event is hosted by Students Demand Action OC.

Aug 18 Saturday 9:30am-noon, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: Bridging Communities @ 5702 Clark Dr.
HB Huddle welcomes Andrea Donado from Migra Watch and Shakeel Syed from Orange County Communities for Responsible Development (OCCORD). This very important meeting will address ways we can support all communities and advocate for respect and equal rights for everyone. For more about our guests please visit their websites: Migra Watch: https://www.sanctuarylb.com/copy-of-lb-values-act OCCORD: https://www.occord.org/

Aug 18 Saturday 10am-4pm, Santa Ana: SoCal Vietnamese Anti-Deportation Workshop @ 1600 N. Broadway, Suite 210
This workshop is designed for allies and community organizers who want to support Vietnamese folks who are at risk of deportation. Currently, there are 16,000 Southeast Asian Americans with final orders of deportation, and 13,000 of these individuals came here with refugee status but lost their pathway to citizenship due to criminal convictions. In this workshop, you will connect with other people who are part of the anti-deportation movement, learn about the school to prison to deportation pipeline and the policies that impact Vietnamese folks with final orders of deportation, and most importantly, you will learn how to be part of base-building and learn about the process of rapid response and family support. After this workshop, you can choose to stay connected with the work, or you can take your knowledge and skills and share with others or be an advocate of the issue. Come join the cause! RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/JjTOVpeY7Xx052352

Aug 18 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: AU-OC Presents: Reverend Nancy Brink Progressive Christianity and the Separation of Church and State @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Rev. Nancy Brink is a member of the Board of Trustees for Americans United for Separation of Church and State. She has been the Director of Church Relations at Chapman University in Orange, CA since January 2009. She leads a group of nearly 100 Disciples and UCC students and brings to both organizations her skills as coach, and spiritual mentor. She was a parish pastor for 30 years, 20 of them as Senior Minister of North Side Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Omaha, NE. She holds a BA in Religion from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and an M.Div. from the Divinity School of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.   There has been a powerful strand of progressive thought that has emerged directly from the culture wars over science and the social gospel movement. These reformers argued that Christians should apply the teachings of scripture to public problems. For example, Dorothy Day and Martin Luther King, Jr. pushed for values of religious activism leading to the civil rights movement. American progressive history would not have been possible without the inspirational values and moral authority of the socially conscious progressive movement. Progressive Christians have been a consistent support for the separation of church and state.   Progressives today come in many stripes, and nonbelievers and believers alike have managed to find common ground on key areas from climate change and poverty to war and social policy. This discussion will explore the religious roots of progressivism and provide a basis for a discussion about the role of faith in progressive politics and how they support and are supported by the separation of church and state.   Please join us for what should be a powerful and interesting discussion.

Aug 18 Saturday 2-4pm, Santa Ana: Anarchist Black Cross Federation of OC: Supporting Political Prisoners @ Makara Center for the Arts, 811 N Main St
This ABCF-OC event is for writing letters of support to political prisoners. The letter writing event is a gathering of friends and neighbors to learn about a particular political prisoner and write them letters of support. Learn the do's and dont's of writing to prisoners, a vital act of solidarity with victims of state repression. Stationary, postage, and refreshments will be provided. Just bring yourself and some comrades. The group's P.O. box is available for you to use as a return address.  Replies will be forwarded to letter-writers.  Meet and network with like-minded folks in your community! Get to know a vibrant new community space: Makara Center for the Arts. https://www.makaracenterarts.org You can find the flyer for Aug 18th, all the info on the space, and this month's political prisoner on our Twitter (@ABCFOC) Hope to see you there! The Anarchist Black Cross Federation of Orange County is a working group of the ABCF, a nationwide network of collectives dedicated to supporting political prisoners. For more info on the ABCF, please visit: www.abcf.net

Aug 18 Saturday 4-7pm, Buena Park: Campaign Kickoff! for Sunny Youngsun Park for Buena Park City Council @ Smith Murphy Park, 5290 Cameron Drive
Join Sunny Park for her campaign kickoff, light food and refreshments. Phots at 4pm so please arrive early. Thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you! Please RSVP to (714)371-3365. Additional parking at Beatty Elementary School. Facebook page facebook.com/sunnyparkforbuenapark/

Aug 18 Saturday 5-7pm, Costa Mesa: Meet & Greet + Poster Making Party for Cottie Petrie-Norris, State Assembly Candidate @ 1015 W 18th St, Costa Mesa,
Join Cottie Petrie-Norris, Indivisible CA-48, UCI Democrats, Orange County Young Democrats and the Democratic Party of Orange County for a Soft Opening and Poster Making Party at #TeamCottie's new Campaign HQs in West Costa Mesa! Please RSVP here.

Aug 19 Sunday 9:30am, Irvine: Orange County Moms Demand Action @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Congress ignored demands to change gun laws. Now it's time to change Congress! Join OC Moms Demand Action to find out how you can help elect Gun Sense Candidates to Congress. Representatives from each campaign to describe volunteer opportunities and help you sign up! Please RSVP by clicking here ; The entrance to the room is to the far left of the building.

Aug 19 Sunday 1-3pm, Newport Beach: Friends of OC Detainees Volunteer Program Orientation @ St. Mark Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Road
Our two-hour volunteer orientation covers an introduction
to FOCD, a brief explanation of U.S. immigration detention, and step-by-step guidance on how to visit a person in immigration detention. Volunteers are able to start visiting upon completion of our orientation.  FAQ Please RSVP at friendsofocdetainees@gmail.com or at our website: friendsofocdetainees.org/Events  Additional details:   facebook.com/events/2371777046179288/

Aug 19 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine Pizza and Potluck Picnic & Straw @ Bill Barber Park, 4 Civic Center Plaza
Hear from candidates for local office and participate in a straw poll for Mayor, City Council, School Board, and Water District.  In order to be eligible to vote in the straw poll you need to be an up to date dues paying member. You can become a member by visiting this link. You can also become a member in person on the day of the meeting. RSVP: facebook.com/events/269918580266745/

Aug 19 Sunday 3-5pm, Newport Coast: Reception Supporting Katie Hill (CA25) and Katie Porter (CA45) @ 5 Pelican Vista Dr
Rep. Val Demings (FL10), Rep. Debbie Dingell (MI12), Rep. Lois Frankel (FL21) of WomenLead along with WAVE (Women for American Values and Ethics) Leaders Katie Kalvoda, Stacey Nicholas and hosts Suzanne and David Gauntlett invite supporters to support Democratic Candidates. Donations range from Guest at $250 to $5400 Blue Majority Sponsor. Register at secure.actblue.com/donate/hillandporter18. To RSVP please contact kmeyerborst@gmail.com or 714/742-9525.

Aug 19 Sunday 7-9pm, Fullerton: Free Discussion Society #20, "The balance between the Second Amendment and gun violence" @ Max Bloom's Cafe Noir, 220 N. Malden Ave.
Welcome to the end of apathy. We are here to take an active role in cultivating ideas and developing solutions, to harness the power of discussion and critical thinking. We are here to spread the most valuable commodities that we have, knowledge and information. The only way to end apathy is for our voices to be heard, welcome to the Free Discussion Society. Free Discussion Society is a moderated discussion platform for the people. The format is very simple, every attendee that wants to speak will get an allotted time to do so, after that round the host will ask questions in response to opinions presented, and the last round there will be an open discussion with attendees being called on by the host. We hope to keep the discussion respectful, there will be zero tolerance for any personal attacks and disrespect.

Aug 20 Monday 6:30pm, Laguna Niguel: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club @ Faith Episcopal Church, 27802 El Lazo
The Aliso Niguel Democratic Club was founded to fight for social justice, protect those who are vulnerable, promote economic opportunities for all, work to be good stewards of our environment, and elect Democrats who support these goals. Check the Events page here for info on our next meeting. Come to meet candidates and network and find out how you can help turn Orange County blue.

Aug 20 Monday 6-8:30pm, Santa Ana: LGBT Center OC Youth First O.C. Advocacy Task Force @ 1971 E. 4th St, Suite 140
Youth First O.C. is a growing coalition of youth and adult advocates fighting for the health and dignity of all youth in Orange County. Guest speaker this week is Sharon Verner Chappell, Associate Professor, Elementary and Bilingual Education Department, California State University Fullerton. Sharon, along with two other OC educators who are also part of our group, will discuss their book - Gender Diversity and LGBTQ Inclusion in K-12 Schools: A Guide to Supporting Students, Changing Lives. Sharon will have copies available! Agenda will include work on plans for the California Healthy Youth Act forum on Sep 26. Another goal continues to be to create a community of informed advocates who will engage at their local districts to ensure that CHYA, and other laws that support ALL youth, are fully implemented. Feel free to bring snacks! If you have any questions, please contact Laura Kanter at laura.kanter@lgbtcenteroc.org 714-953-5428 x206.

Aug 20 Monday 7-8:30pm, Anaheim: Housing Is a Human Right: Collaboration and Execution @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim-UUCA, 511 South Harbor Boulevard
Take part in Peace Builders of OC campaign to put a funding measure on the ballot for housing to end homelessness. Strategize for rapid response to unfolding developments. Increase  capacity for change through trainings. *o see the schedule for the meetings, refer to the calendar at website: summerofthepeople.org/

Aug 21 Tuesday 10am-1:30pm, Anaheim: Nonviolence Training: Building a Just and Sacred Society @ Unitarian Universalist Church, 511 S. Harbor Blvd.
This training is where we begin to understand nonviolence as a philosophy, discipline, and strategy. Through engaging activities, we will explore how our faith traditions teach us about nonviolence. Together we will build a collective understanding of nonviolence in our context. We will learn how nonviolence is based in action that affirms life, speaks out against oppression and acknowledges the value of each person. Nonviolence creates inclusive ways of being in community and shifts power structures to build long lasting change.Space is limited! Please RSVP with Sandra Ortega at sortega@cluejustice.org.

Aug 21 Tuesday 6-8:30pm, Irvine: OC Poor People's Campaign: Monthly Meeting @ IHOP 18542 Macarthur Blvd.
Purpose of the Poor People's Campaign: It is national call for moral revival through uniting people across the country to challenge the evils of systematic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation's distorted reality. What to expect: Discuss the Poor People's Campaign & how to unify our communities by calling individuals and groups to join us in breaking the cycle of poverty. In addition, we will build upon Phase II of our movement.

Aug 21 Tuesday 6:30-9pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats Meeting - Back to School Night! @ Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way
Learn from local educators, college activists and young candidates for city councils: Michael Stone, Executive Director, Saddleback Valley Educators Association, Barbara Schulman, Saddleback Valley Unified School District Board candidate; UCI - Nicole Dunger, President of College Democrats of UCI, Jeanie Le, Financial Chair, College Democrats of UCI; OC Young Democrats - Danielle Serbin, Chairperson of OC Young Democrats; OC Students for City Council - Jackson Hinkle, San Clemente city council, Manuel Chavez (Manny),  Costa Mesa city council, Mahmoud El-Farra, Mission Viejo city council. WELCOME CORNER from 6:30pm to 7pm, new attendees are welcome to meet active members, find out more about the club and share your concerns and ideas. Please stop by and say hi. This will be the final month for collecting school supplies to help out low-income, local elementary, middle school and high school kids in support of Families Forward initiative. Along with obvious items like backpacks, pencils, rulers and the link, there are some items, like clothing, that are also needed. RSVP here canyondems.org/event/general-meeting-august-2018/

Aug 21 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousins Club of OC / Americans for Israeli/Palestinian Peace @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Attorney Josef Avesar will speak about his impressions following his recent trip to Israel/Palestine, and his plans to return and help create an Israeli Palestinian Confederation. Discussion will follow. Please attend and share your thoughts. The Cousins Club was founded in 1988 and has been meeting once a month since then to promote justice for the Palestinians and a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The entrance to the Community Meeting Room is at the far left of the parking lot. Annual Cousin Club dues are $10.

new Aug 22 Wednesday 1-3pm, Irvine: Get Billionaire Toxic Hedge Fund Money Out of OC @ 18872 MacArthur Blvd.
Billionaire hedge funders are bringing millions of dollars in toxic cash to Orange County to pollute our elections and advance their 1% of the 1% agenda.   Join Cleanup Carl and activists as we tell the National Republican Congressional Committee and Rep. Mimi Walters - we don't want hedge funder toxic cash polluting our elections!   Join us outside the Orange County HQ of the National Republican Congressional Committee on the public sidewalk.   Cleanup Carl, America's only superhero for democracy who wears a 12ft hazmat suit to take on corruption contamination, is on a national tour to take on the toxic campaign cash destroying our democracy!   We will sound the alarm about toxic hedge fund cash and call on voters to kick out the hedge funders political puppets!   Please join us. Please bring drums, guitars, trumpets, etc.

Aug 22 Wednesday 5-7pm, Costa Mesa: Wolf Happy Hour for Foley @ 515 Pierpont Dr.
Join Kelly & Joe Wolf in supporting Foley for Mayor 2018. Bring a friend to meet Katrina Foley and learn why the Wolfs support her for Mayor of Costa Mesa. Join us for a fun happy hour with appetizers & wine by the pool. RSVP here or by calling Michele at 949-502-8800See you there

[location change] Aug 22 Wednesday 6pm, Irvine Tustin: National Women's Political Caucus: Meet Women Candidates for Local Offices @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club Home of Sherri Loveland 10920 Silverado Ter
Sorry for the short notice, but we had to change venue's. We will be meeting at Sherri Loveland's instead. WHERE Home of Sherri Loveland 10920 Silverado Ter Tustin, CA 92782 United States https://goo.gl/maps/MojS2qvN1dK2 CONTACT Sherri Loveland president@nwpcoc.org 714-767-8066
Join NWPC OC for the August meeting to hear from local candidates. This meeting will be Part I of two consecutive Candidate Forums. The second meeting will be Sep 26. For more info and to RSVP visit www.nwpcoc.org/calendar (See also Aug 26)

Aug 22 Wednesday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: Banning Ranch Conservancy Meeting @ Mesa Verde United Methodist Church, 1701 W Baker
Agenda for the meeting is to plan for the months ahead in the Conservancy's effort to preserve all of Banning Ranch as open space.
The meeting is an opportunity to meet other Banning Ranch supporters, learn more about the importance of Banning Ranch and help with efforts to save all of property. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend the meeting this Wednesday. If you cannot attend but still would like to help, please email info@banningranchconservancy org or call (714)-719-2148. The church is located on the SW corner of Baker and Mesa Verde Dr, across from the Mesa Verde Library. There is plenty of parking on the South side, enter from either Baker or Mesa Verde. Look for the Save Banning Ranch sign!

Aug 22 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Orange: Democratic Socialists of America - OC, Environmental Justice Committee First Meeting @ Bodhi Leaf Coffee Traders, 428 W. Katella Ave. Ste. B
Join us at the first meeting of our Environmental Justice meeting! We will be discussing what role this committee will have within the chapter and what first steps we can take!

new Aug 23-Sep 6 Thursday 5-9pm, Costa Mesa: Homeless Advocacy Training @ Lighthouse Community Church, 301 Magnolia St.
LIFE SUPPORT MENTOR HOMELESS ADVOCACY TRAINING. This four-part workshop is a spiritually-based program that will provide you with the tools and skills to engage compassionately with the homeless population. Training will be led by Pastor Bill Nelson of Fresh Beginnings Ministries, along with local Jewish professional and rabbinic leaders. This workshop will use a curriculum tailored through a Jewish lens. Brief Jewish texts and perspectives will help guide an approach to meaningful tikkun olam / social action. Additional details: facebook.com/events/1265284180273711/

Aug 23 Thursday 6pm, Santa Ana: Unlock the Vote with the ACLU SoCal & Poor People's Campaign of OC @ ACLU SoCal Orange County Branch Office, 1851 E. First St
The Poor People's Campaign of OC and ACLU of Southern California are teaming up to build political power and restore dignity in the democratic process for people who have traditionally been denied their rights. In order to increase access to registration and voting for justice-involved and justice-impacted folks in Orange County, the action goal is to prepare and mail 3,000 voting rights packets to people incarcerated in OC's five jail facilities. On any given day there are approximately 5,700 to 6,100 people behind bars in OC jails; 67% are people of color and more than 52% have not been convicted of a crime and are merely awaiting trial in jail because they cannot afford bail. If you would like to volunteer and help meet the goal please RSVP. You can volunteer for as long as your schedule permits. You do not have to commit to the entire session. Directions: Parking is available in the structure adjacent to the building. Parking will be validated. Please contact Daisy Chavez at dchavez@aclusocal.org or (714) 450-3964 x102 if you have any questions. Please register here.

Aug 23 Thursday 7:30-9:30pm, Santa Ana: Anti-ICE Rally Coalition Meeting @ 950 W 17th Street, Unit F
Meeting on organizing a protest at one of the ICE detention facilities in Orange County. Due to limited space, there can only be a maximum of 2 representatives per organization that wants to come to this meeting. Please notify me by email if your org wishes to attend and/or if any of you know of other organizations to invite. er_525@hotmail.com

new Aug 24 Friday 2-6pm, Orange: Vother Registration with OC Poor People's Campaign @ Theo Lacy Detention Center, 501 City Dr South
Voter Registration with ACLU and OC Poor People's Campaign. To sign up or ask any questions, please contact Jan Meslin at 858/395-4675 or email meslinjan@gmail.com.

new Aug 25 Saturday 9am, Santa Ana: Tenants United Santa Ana: 4th Saturday for Rent Control @ El Centro Cultural, 837 N Ross St
Join Tenants United to support rent control in Santa Ana. Anyone who is 18 or older can help gather signatures to get rent control on the ballot. The last stretch of signature gathering is approaching.

new Aug 25 Saturday 10am, Costa Mesa: Canvassing for Katrina Foley, Candidate for Costa Mesa Mayor @ Casa Daniel, 2278 Rutgers Dr
Volunteers needed to knock on doors this weekend in order to meet Foley for Mayor campaign's goal. Walking in Mesa Del Mar, Eastside, Halecrest, Mesa Verde & finishing Del Mesa. Join other supporters. Please download PDI Mobile Connect APP and Wear your Foley for Mayor tee or bring $20.

Aug 25 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: United Nations Assoc of US-OC Chapter Coffee Talk Series: The Climate Crisis: Where exactly are we? @ American Red Cross Building, 600 Park Ctr Dr.
Please join us for a conversation with Roger Gloss, an author, climate activist, and a leader with Orange County Climate Action (OCCA). Roger graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Physics and is retired from a career in information technology. He now devotes his time to writing and to activism related to climate change, animal agriculture, and systemic environmental destruction.   No Charge for the Event Refreshments will be served --$5.00 Voluntary Donation RSVP Requested: joy.adams0@gmail.com or 949-235-3603   www.una-oc.org info@una-oc.org

Aug 25 Saturday 10:30am-3:30pm, Santa Ana: Human Rights Campaign Equality Action Academy @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St 2nd Floor
This coming November, voters can make history, energized by a year of the Trump-Pence politics of division. They can head to the polls and have the chance to elect pro-equality candidates to office. LGBT Center believes the resistance is fired up, and 2018 is the time to continue to turn back the attacks! If you've wanted to make a difference in your community but haven't known how to get started impacting change in the world of politics, or you are a veteran advocate who wants to learn the latest tips and tricks, join the LGBT Center for HRC's Equality Action Academy, a program of the Center's new HRC Rising project. It is a three hour training designed to give you the tools to take action locally in legislative and electoral campaigns. The dedicated National Field Team has dozens of years of experience in legislative, ballot and electoral campaigns, and they want to help you develop the same skills they have learned in their work across the country.  HRC is thrilled to join forces with Equality California to bring you this exciting training in your local community.  With critical races across California and particularly near you, the fight for 2018 starts now!  Schedule: registration & coffee 10am-10:30am; training 10:30am -1:30pm. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided. An optional volunteer action for pro-equality candidates will follow from 1:30pm-3:30pm so plan to spend the day. If you have any questions or to request any accessibility accommodations, please contact HRC Field Organizer Christopher Cooke at (801) 209-0407 or christopher.cooke@hrc.org.

Aug 25 Saturday 11am-4:30pm, Anaheim: OC Zine Fest 2018 @ Anaheim Central Library, 500 W. Broadway
The 5th OC Zine Fest features over 100 vendors across southern California, some who are debuting new works in their expansive zine collection. This jam-packed day will feature vendors, panels, speakers, and workshops, plus photo booth fun, food trucks and zine making too, all taking place at Anaheim Central Library!!!More details to come!RSVP via Eventbrite to let us know if you're coming!https://www.anaheim.net/5005/OC-Zine-Fest Additional facebook.com/events/2016513838381408

Aug 25 Saturday 2-5pm, Orange: Democratic Socialists of America - OC Skill Share: Learn & Practice Spanish @ Leatherby Libraries at Chapman University, 1 University Dr.
Socialism is better en español! Join the mutual aid committee for a few hours of Spanish language instruction and conversational practice.  All skill levels are welcome. We will be meeting in one of the study rooms in the Leatherby Library on the Chapman University Campus. There is a paid parking structure you can use or you can park in a nearby neighborhood and walk.The class will consist of thirty minute instructional segments, followed by twenty five minutes of conversational practice for the duration of the three hours. Feel free to walk in at any time. Handouts will be provided. ¡Nos vemos!

Aug 25 Saturday 5:30-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Democratic Party of OC 24th Annual Harry S. Truman Awards Dinner @ Hilton OC, 3050 Bristol St
Keynote Speaker is US Congressman Adam Schiff. Hon. Adam Schiff is an influential voice on intelligence and is the leading Democrat on the Trump-Russia investigation. Orange County is the center of national efforts to regain Democratic leadership for all - not just the few. Funds raised empower Democrats to register voters, organize, and coordinate at every level of office to flip OC blue.   Tickets secure.actblue.com/donate/trumanawards2018 Questions: Contact DPOC at (714) 634-3367 or truman@ocdemocrats.org

Aug 25 Saturday 6-11pm, Santa Ana: Chican@s Unidos Annual Dinner and Fundraiser @ 415 N Sycamore St.
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Aug 26 Sunday 10:30am-1:30pm, Santa Ana: Women For: OC - 37th Annual Suffrage Day Celebration & Champagne Brunch @ The Hacienda, 1725 College Ave.
womenfororangecounty.org/uploads/4/2/4/3/42430617/2018_suffrage_day_program.pdf   This annual celebration honors outstanding Orange County citizens who embody the spirit and characteristcs of those who have struggled courageously for women's suffrage and other human rights.   Our Suffrage Day Champagne Brunch will honor Donna Gilmore, Ada Briceno, Laura Kanter, and in remembrance of Ellen DeYoung.   The keynote speaker will be Michel Hiltzik, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and columnist for the Los Angeles Times. He will speak on "Curing the American Healthcare System: Can it be done?"   Registration and Champagne Buffet opens at 10:30 am   Program to be held from 11:45 am - 1:30 pm. Please plan to arrive early to enjoy your food and greet friends prior to the beginning of the program   Men are cordially invited.

new Aug 26 Sunday 1-5pm, Anaheim: Really Really Free Market @ 1151 N. La Palma Pkwy.
Bring stuff you don't need/want anymore! And get stuff you do need/want!   If you don't have anything to share you are still welcome to take anything you like (:*If you are bringing items to share please only bring what you can carry (a bag or two) *Try and show up early (not 30min before we clean up) So folks have time to look and take items. This will also help us have less to clean up!*WHAT CAN YOU BRING?   Bring books, clothes, music, electronics, games, children's toys, art supplies, non perishable food items, etc.

Aug 26 Sunday 4-6pm, Tustin: Democratic Socialists of America - OC: Book Club Natural Causes @ Kéan Coffee - Tustin, 13681 Newport Ave. Suite 14
Book Club meeting to discuss Natural Causes by Barbara Ehrenreich. This book examines the American health care system's strange policies regarding end of life care. Barbara's prose is witty, biting, and often dryly funny.

Aug 26 Sunday 7-9pm, Irvine: National Women's Political Caucus - OC Meet the Local Candidates Part II @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
This month's meeting will be Part II of Meet the Candidates who are running for local office. PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE MAP TO THE DUCK CLUB. GPS devises do not give correct directions.  https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/nwpcoc/pages/590/attachments/original/1507934079/SJWS_access_map_10-2015_1.pdf?1507934079 (See also Aug 22)

new Aug 27 Monday 5:30-7:30pm, Fullerton: Pathways' Community Meetings @ Basque Maintenance Yard Community Room, 1580 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Pathways of Hope values the voices and input of all of our fellow community members. In an effort to continue the dialogue about Keystone on Commonwealth, we are holding three upcoming community meetings to share more information and to answer questions about the Keystone community. facebook.com/events/214480292544379/?event_time_id=214480295877712

new Aug 27 Monday 6-8pm, Laguna Niguel: Laguna Niguel Town Hall with Harley Rouda @ 24602 Aliso Creek Rd.
Please join us for a Town Hall with Democratic Congressional Candidate Harley Rouda. We will be meeting at the Sea Country Senior Center in Laguna Niguel. Don't miss out on this opportunity to hear from Harley Rouda about his plans for the future of the 48th district!Please RSVP here: events.mobilizeamerica.io/roudaforcongress/event/9512/

new Aug 28 Tuesday 6-7pm, Aliso Viejo: Stop The Health Care Sabotage @ 26711 Aliso Creek Road (next to the fountains near Buffalo Wild Wings and Edwards movie theater)
The Trump Administration, with help from Representatives Mimi Walters and Dana Rohrabacher, have been doing everything they can to sabotage our health care system. Their actions are driving up health care costs, and Reps. Walters and Rohrabacher even voted to allow their own constituents with pre-existing conditions to be denied access to care. They supported legislation to take health care away from 5 million Californians - hundreds of thousands would have lost health care in Orange County.   Join Indivisible OC to hold our Representatives accountable for the harm their votes have caused to our families and community, and to call on them to stop the attacks on our care!

Aug 28 Tuesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative New Jim Crow: Book Club Discussion @ Youth-on-the-Move, Inc. Hqt., 1850 E. 17th Street #103
Starting this month, we will be reading the organizing guide "Building a Movement to End the New Jim Crow" for our monthly book club discussions. During our August meeting, we will discuss Chapter 1.The guide can be purchased on Amazon ($0.99 for Kindle, $6.99 for paperback):https://www.amazon.com/dp/0988550814 The guide can also be purchased from the author's website ($1.99 for a PDF file or e-book)www.newjimcroworganizing.orgChapter 1 talks about the different roles needed in a movement for social change.You are welcome to bring food for yourself or to share! There is a large free parking lot directly behind the building off of 16th St.

new Aug 28 Tuesday 7:30-8:30pm, Irvine: Amnesty International Local Group 178 @ Plumer Hall, Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy.
Our group meeting will happen at the regular scheduled time in August. We will be meeting at the usual location, Plumer Hall at the Irvine United Congregational church, but please see below at our meeting page for an update on the parking situation. The parking lot work may have been completed, but if not, you will have to use the back parking lot of the church. At our meeting we will cover upcoming events, discuss Amnesty International news and take action on the latest AI cases. We will also continue work on our new Action File (prisoner case) - union leaders in Iran.   Meeting page - Please go to aiusaoc.org/irvine/meetings.html for an update on the parking situation!   I believe that the parking lot work has been completed. If not, the above link has a map and more details, but, in short, the church entrance via Alton has been closed, because of work being done on the church parking lot. You would need to go North on Creek, turn right in the parking lot of the Woodbridge Village Association. Once you have turned into the Woodbridge Vilage Association, parking lot, go straight to the end and then turn right. You can then park in the church's back parking lot. Look for the Woodbridge Village association sign to know when to turn.

new Aug 29 Wednesday 6-8pm, Irvine: Progressive Democrats of America - OC Chapter Meeting @ 9 Sunset Riv.
Progressive Democrats of America and PDA-CA monthly Chapter meetings, pda.nationbuilder.com/chapter_meeting_pda_orange_co_ca_20180726_20180727

new Aug 29 Wednesday 6-9:30pm, Huntington Beach: HBCF: Meet The Candidates by HBCF @ Old World Huntington Beach, 7561 Center Ave., # 49
HBCF invites all HB residents to attend an all-candidate meet and greet. Come and meet all of the 2018 election City City Council, and City Attorney candidates all in one place. All candidates will have the opportunity to speak 2-3 minutes. Each attendee will be given a ballot to vote on which candidates (not including incumbents) will be included in the big candidate debate (date and location to be determined). Please help spread the word and share this event page and use the invite friends option. Food and drink, along with adult beverages for sale by Old World. We encourage everyone to eat and drink in support of Old World's generosity.  Additional details: facebook.com/events/247562112548163/#

Aug 29 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club: Candidates, CD48 Campaign Update & More @ Costa Mesa Senior Conference Center, 695 W 19th St
The club will welcome new board members and important local candidates, including Michelle Murphy for NMUSD Trustee, Duke Nguyen for Sheriff and Cottie Petrie-Norris for California Assembly. Agenda will include new officer reports and ways for members to step up and get involved in organizing for the coming election (just 79 days away). Attendees will get to meet lots of great candidates and Costa Mesa neighbors over light snacks & refreshments.

new Aug 29 Wednesday 7-8:30pm, Tustin: SB54:101-Protecting Sanctuary @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1221 Wass St.
Join us in the Parish Hall, Room B to learn more about what Sanctuary Status means for our community, and why it is so important that we protect it, and how we can support our immigrant community. Organizer and educator Salvador Sarmiento will share his knowledge and insight into this critically relevant issue. We'll be joined by allies from the OC-wide coalition to defend sanctuary.

new Aug 29 Wednesday 7-8:30pm, Irvine: Public Forum on Offshore Oil Drilling @ UC Irvine, School of Social Ecology - SBSG 1517
Oceana, Surfrider Foundation, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples cordially invite you to a free-of-charge community-wide public forum on the issue of new federal offshore oil drilling being proposed in the Pacific Ocean.   Taking place in the ancestral homelands of the Tongva and Acjachemen Nations on the UC Irvine campus, this educational and informative forum will include expert panelists including local and state elected officials, representatives from nonprofit groups, and the local business community.

new Aug 30 Thursday 5-9pm, Costa Mesa: Homeless Advocacy Training @ Lighthouse Community Church, 301 Magnolia St.
Life Support Mentor Homeless Advocacy Training. This four-part workshop is a spiritually-based program that will provide you with the tools and skills to engage compassionately with the homeless population. Training will be led by Pastor Bill Nelson of Fresh Beginnings Ministries, along with local Jewish professional and rabbinic leaders. This workshop will use a curriculum tailored through a Jewish lens. Brief Jewish texts and perspectives will help guide an approach to meaningful tikkun olam / social action.   Online registration is required outside of facebook Please fill out this short registration form to confirm your space. jewishcollaborativeoc.org/2018/05/13/homeless-advocacy-training-for-the-jewish-community   This workshop is free to attend. A suggested minimum contribution of $150 will help defray program costs.  Additional details: facebook.com/events/1265284180273711/

Aug 30 Thursday 6-8pm, Orange: Orange Candidates Forum @ Grijalva Park, 368 N Prospect St
Come hear from the candidates running for Orange City Council and Mayor in the General Election. The forum will be moderated by The Honorable Gaddi Vasquez.

new Aug 30 Thursday 6-8pm, Huntington Beach: Fundraiser for Dan Kalmick, Candidate Huntington Beach City Council @ Home of Carrie Thomas, 6642 Trotter Lane
Join former Mayor Debbie Cook, Carrie Thomas, Flossie Horgan and Merle Moshiri to a fundraiser for Dan Kalmick to talk about his vision for Huntington Beach in his bid for  City Council. He'll be answering questions and addressing concerns of the community. Come find out what a Smart City can do for you! Please RSVP at info@dankalmick.com If you can't make the event please consider making a contribution at www.dankalmick.com/donate For more information on Dan's campaign or to donate visit:  Donations are requested but not expected, so please come on by!

new Aug 30 Thursday 7-8pm, San Clemente: Save San Onofre Park Community Forum @ 194 N. San Clemente Community Center, 100 N. Calle Seville St
Background:   The Save San Onofre Coalition fought for the past 15 years to protect San Onofre State Beach from a 6-lane toll road. In November of 2016, the toll road developers entered into a lawsuit settlement with the Save San Onofre Coalition, where they agreed to never try to build through San Onofre State Park, the San Mateo Watershed and the Richard and Donna O'Neill Land Conservancy. Unfortunately, these hard-won protections have come under attack by 2 lawsuits aimed at un-protecting the park.   Please join at the Ole Hanson Fireside Room of the San Clemente Community Center for an event co-hosted by Orange County Coastkeeper and South OC Surfrider. We will present an update on the campaign, renewed threats to the park, and continuing efforts to protect San Onofre State Beach. Bring everyone you know who cares about coastal conservation, surfing, water quality, and open space.   RSVP to marty@savesanonofrepark.org.


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new Sep 2 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC: Students for City Council @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
This month, we are pleased to welcome four young, progressive, corporate-free City Council candidates endorsed by Orange County Students for City Council https://www.ocstudents4citycouncil.org   Jose Castaneda - Fullerton City Council Mahmoud El-Farra - Mission Viejo City Council Jake Rybzyck - San Clemente City Council Jackson Hinkle - San Clemente City Council

new Sep 4 Tuesday 4-6pm, Laguna Beach: What are Congressional Communities Workshop @ Laguna Beach Seniors at the Susi Q, 380 3rd. St.
We're out to start a movement where we, the people, get organized in a way that compels our representatives to meet with us. By organizing districts into geographic communities of 30,000 (or so) people in each one, we will bring Congress closer to the people. Our initial district is in the CA48, but the goal is to expand across other districts and nationwide. For this vision to work, we need your help. We need you to start or join a community in your area. Get More Info Here: http://bit.ly/2nFuOby  Additional details: facebook.com/events/318231545615819/

new Sep 4 Tuesday 4:30-8pm, Orange: RESULTS Gathering in Support of the Poor People's Campaign @ First Christian Church of Orange (Disciples of Christ), 1130 E. Walnut Ave.
At this meeting, we will join a RESULTS U.S. Poverty webinar, with volunteers from across the country. We'll learn, take action, and discuss how RESULTS can be helpful in advancing the priorities of the Poor People's Campaign. Hope you can make it!  Additional details: facebook.com/events/2031182430302113   www.results.org/   poorpeoplescampaign.org/

new Sep 4-29 Tuesday,Thursday,Saturday 5-8pm, Santa Ana: Tenants United Santa Ana and Vecindario Lacy en Acción, Rent Control Signature Gathering @ 450 W. 4th. St.
Join Santa Ana tenants and allies as we gather the remaining signatures to see rent control on the ballot for 2020. No experience is required and we will provide any necessary training. All you need to bring is a hungry belly and an unwavering commitment to your community. We provide dinner on Tuesdays and Thursdays and breakfast and lunch on Saturdays. Additional details: facebook.com/events/624206581307502/

new Sep 4 Tuesday 6-7:30pm, Huntington Beach: The Last Tuesday Without Dana @ Huntington Beach Pier, 400 Pacific Coast Hwy.
You have joined us as we marched in front of Dana's Office for over 81 weeks, demanding he represents his constituents, holding him accountable for his voting record and educating our fellow constituents on the issues. But as we have seen, Dana will not be moved, and We Deserve Better! Join us one final demonstration we will let Dana and the citizens of the 48th district know that each and every one of the issues we've hosted rallies around the past year and a half are important, and that the voters have the power in November to decide where we move forward on these issues. Stand and be counted! Let Dana know he's on notice as we hold our last weekly rally before we shift to doing campaign work. Don't forget to bring a friend!

new Sep 4 Tuesday 6-8pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees Volunteer Orientation> @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy.
Did you know that on any given day there are up to 1000 immigrants in Orange County detention facilities? Become a FOCD volunteer visitor to show your support and help end isolation. Our two-hour volunteer orientation covers an introduction to FOCD, a brief explanation of U.S. immigration detention, and step-by-step guidance on how to visit a person in immigration detention. Volunteers are able to start visiting upon completion of our orientation. Please RSVP at friendsofocdetainees@gmail.com or at our website: http://friendsofocdetainees.org/Events   Additional details: facebook.com/events/1618135038315858

new Sep 4 Tuesday 6-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Youth First OC Meeting @ LGBT Center on 4th., 305 E. 4th. St.
Youth First O.C. is a growing coalition of youth and adult advocates organizing and educating together so that ALL youth in Orange County flourish. We are coming together to address the perpetration of anti-lgbt bigotry and misinformation by some school board leaders in Orange County.We believe that the biased rhetoric and attempts to delay implementation of the California Healthy Youth Act pose a danger to all Orange County youth, who are entitled by law to inclusive and comprehensive sexual health education. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Kanter.laura.kanter@lgbtcenteroc.org
714-953-5428 x206.  Additional details:  facebook.com/events/1900807386674829

new Sep 4 Tuesday 7-10pm, Tustin: Defend Sanctuary at Tustin City Council Meeting @ 300 Centennial Way
In response to anti-sanctuary rhetoric, SB54 was put on the agenda. Please attend this meeting to show your solidarity in support of SB54, Sanctuary Status, and show that compassion runs deep. Stand with our diverse community, immigrants and a truly safer city. We need your support!

new Sep 5 Wednesday 4-8pm, Irvine: Irvine City Council Candidates Forum @ Irvine Valley College Performing Arts Center Theater, 5500 Irvine Center Dr.
The Greater Irvine Chamber will host the 2018 Irvine City Council Candidates Forum providing residents of Irvine the opportunity to meet and hear the candidates running for City Council speak about their goals and vision for the city.  For an up-to-date list of candidates, visit cityofirvine.org/government/city-clerk/municipal-election-information.The event is FREE and open to the public, however, registration is required on or before Sept. 3. A reception will be held at 4 p.m., with the program immediately following at 5 p.m. Parking is free and light refreshments will be offered. Additional details: facebook.com/events/498848183875329/

new Sep 5 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Latinx Young Democrats of OC @ Super Antojitos Express #2, 1002 E. 17th. St. Ste A.
Our guest speaker will be the interim executive director of the Orange County Labor Federation Gloria Alvarado. Gloria is a champion of Labor and the Latinx community across Orange County. Meet fellow young democrats and leaders dedicated to advancing the cause of people of color across Orange County

new Sep 5 Wednesday 7-9pm, Laguna Beach: Socialist Party OC Local Organizing Meeting @ Main Beach in Laguna
Open to anyone who would like to attend!

Sep 5 Wednesday 7:30-9:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Pride Community and Monthly Board Meeting @ Orange County Pride, 414 W. 4th. St. Ste. K.
Join us for our Monthly Community & Board Meeting where we will be discussing our upcoming events and hearing for YOU! Bring Your Awesome Ideas and Help Us Make Orange County LGBT Pride 2019 one of the BEST YET!

new Sep 6 Thursday 5-9pm, Costa Mesa: Homeless Advocacy Training @ Lighthouse Community Church, 301 Magnolia St.
Life Support Mentor Homeless Advocacy Training. This four-part workshop is a spiritually-based program that will provide you with the tools and skills to engage compassionately with the homeless population. Training will be led by Pastor Bill Nelson of Fresh Beginnings Ministries, along with local Jewish professional and rabbinic leaders. This workshop will use a curriculum tailored through a Jewish lens. Brief Jewish texts and perspectives will help guide an approach to meaningful tikkun olam / social action. Additional details: facebook.com/events/1265284180273711/

new Sep 6 Thursday 5:30-7pm, Irvine: Reception with Eleni Kounalakis for Lt. Governor @ Fox Residence, 232 Bright Poppy
Join Hosts Melissa Fox and Nick Anas for a Reception for Eleni Kounalakis for California Lt. Governor. 
Host- $2,500 | Co-Host- $1,500 Friend- $500 | Individual- $250 You may RSVP by contributing online at secure.actblue.com/donate/foxeventirvine or contact Christina Kegeyan-Pappas at (310) 597-0830 or ckegeyan80@gmail.com. Additional details: facebook.com/events/299111787321903

new Sep 6 Thursday 5:30-7pm, Huntington Beach: Meet Dan Kalmick, Huntington Beach City Council Candidate @ The Corner, 8961 Adams Ave
Dan will talk about his vision for Huntington Beach in his bid for Huntington Beach City Council. He'll be answering questions and addressing concerns of the community. Come find out what a Smart City can do for you! Enjoy good food at the same time. If you can't make the event please consider making a contribution at www.dankalmick.com/donate. The Sunset Beach Candidates Forum is across town at 7:30pm so this event will wrap up as close to 7pm as possible. Get there early to be able to meet Dan and ask questions! For more information on Dan's campaign or to donate visit www.dankalmick.com. Donations are requested but not expected, so please come on by!

new Sep 6 Thursday 5-8pm, Fullerton: North County LGBTQ Youth Group @ First Christian Church of Fullerton (Disciples of Christ), 109 E. Wilshire Ave.
North County Rainbow Group, in collaboration with the First Christian Church of Fullerton, is our newest social group lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and allied youth ages 13-18. It provides a safe and supportive social space for youth who are exploring their identity and want to meet other peers while also engaging in fun activities and discussions suitable for their age range. Activities include discussions, movie nights, arts and crafts, creative writing, and group-building activities. Additional details: facebook.com/events/2156534027917328/ Questions? Contact Stephanie Camacho-Van Dyke, Youth Program Manager: stephanie.vandyke@lgbtcenteroc.org

new Sep 6 Thursday 6:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC: Down-ballot with Your Local Dems @ Green Valley Adult Recreation Center, 17250 Los Jardines West
More than half the races on your Nov ballot will be nonpartisan, including city council and school board contests. Will you know who's who and for whom to vote?  At this event, meet a variety of candidates running for offices in West OC cities, districts, and neighborhoods. Bring questions!  Bring a friend! Free admission.  Refreshments included. Membership encouraged, but not required. Democratic Clubs are the grassroots level of the Democratic Party—engaged in local communities, causes, and campaigns. Local clubs are gateways to county, state, and national Democratic processes. Want to get involved? Want solid, timely information? The DCWOC includes Fountain Valley, Huntington & Sunset Beach, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Garden Grove, Stanton, Midway City, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and Rossmoor. Watch for updates on the club's Facebook page! Mailing Address: PO  Box 20036, Fountain Valley, CA 92728. www.dcwoc.com dcwoc@demclubofwestoc.com   facebook.com/DCWOC/

new Sep 6 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Fundraiser for Andrea Marr & Katrina Foley Yoga in the Treehouse @ The CAMP, 2937 Bristol St.
Join us for a yoga fundraiser in support of Andrea Marr for Costa Mesa City Council and Katrina Foley for Costa Mesa Mayor. Bring your yoga mat and water and unwind with us after a busy summer. A $25 donation is recommended but not required. The Treehouse is located on the roof above Ecco at The Camp.
We'll have a few extra mats and water in case you forget yours!Young adults are welcome.

new Sep 6 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Garden Grove: Queer and Trans People of Color general meeting @ APAIT OC, 12900 Garden Grove Blvd, St 225B
This is a follow-up to August's meeting to plan and organize the the meetings for the rest of the year. Feel free to bring a dish or snacks if you can or just come kick it and meet with other Queer/Trans people of color from Orange County. Here are some of the intentions planned for this space: Centering Queer and Trans People of Color lives and experiences, Community Building, Networking/Career Development, Connecting People to Resources (immediate needs, food, shelter, etc.), Make Friends/Sharing Space, Eating/Healing, Organizing and Creating Solidarity, Sharing Skills and Knowledge, Playing Games and Having Fun. This is a sober and fragrance-free event. This space is intended and reserved for self-identifying Trans and/or Queer People of Color. Wheelchair Accessible. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding accessibility, please message the organizers directly at Facebook page facebook.com/pg/QTPOCinOC/events/?ref=page_internal!

new Sep 6 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC: Meet the North OC Candidates Night @ Sizzler, 1401 N. Harbor Blvd.
Join us for the chance to meet the Democratic candidates that are running for local office (School Board, City Council, and Board of Supervisors) in North Orange County.Democratic candidates from the following North Orange County cities have been invited and we hope that you can come get to know them: Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, Placentia, La Habra, Yorba Linda.  Note: If you can't find a babysitter, no problem. Children are welcome!

Sep 6 Thursday 7:30-9:30pm, Santa Ana: Kick out ICE coalition @ OCIYU office, 1905 E 17th Street #219

Sep 7 Friday 10am-noon, Fountain Valley: Groundwater Replenishment System Public Tour @ 18700 Ward St.
Whether you're running for OCWD board of directors or just want to understand more about where our water comes from, please join the HB Huddle Environment Team for this tour. The Groundwater Replenishment System is the world's largest advanced water purification system for potable reuse, producing 100 million gallons of high-quality water daily that meets or exceeds all state and federal water standards, creating a highly reliable source of water.MESSAGE MARY ANN CELINDER WITH YOUR NAME TO REGISTER. THIS IS A PRIVATE GROUP TOUR, SO WE HAVE TO SUBMIT ALL NAMES OF PEOPLE ATTENDING.Go here to learn about tour protocol: https://www.ocwd.com/contact-us/book-a-tour/ocwd-facilities-tour-visit-protocol/

new Sep 7 Friday 4-6pm, Huntington Beach: Meet the Candidate! Shayna Lathus for Huntington Beach City Council @ Eat at Joe's, 7120 Edinger Ave
Come meet Shayna Lathus and talk to her about what matters in Huntington Beach! Enjoy some pub food and/or a drink from their full bar and relax while getting to know one of your candidates for City Council. Shayna is looking forward to hearing your concerns.

Sep 7 Friday 5-8:30pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle Postcards, Potluck and Politics @ Sea-Aira Mobile Estate, 6241 Warner Ave
Join Huntington Beach Huddle for Postcards, Potluck & Politics! Bring a dish and come enjoy a fun night of conversation while writing to let representatives know what constituents care about and to local voters (addresses provided) to encourage them to participate in the election. All paper goods, bottled water, stamps pens and postcards will be provided. See event at facebook.com/events/1153712318115336/

new Sep 8 Saturday 8:30am, Irvine: Indivisible OC Outreach Group Rally and Voter Registration Training @ University Community Center, 4530 Sandburg Way
Meet Zacherie Boisvert, California Field Director for Indivisible. Zach will be introducing training for those who want to register more voters. At&nbsp; at about 10:45am, Zach will be heading out with carpools for CD45 Katie Porter's campaign rally and canvassing. In Irvine, those who aren't able to canvass, participants can write ACLU "Get Out the Vote" postcards and enjoy some yummy afternoon desserts. Remember, there are multiple ways to turn OC Blue!

new Sep 8 Saturday 10-11am, Fullerton: Global Day for Climate Action Rally @ Fullerton City Hall, 303 W Commonwealth
Be part of the movement that's ending the era of fossil fuels and building 100% renewable energy for all. Bring signs, banners, reusable water bottles - filled, shade umbrellas, hats, sunscreen. Speakers include Jose Trinidad Cantaneda, Audrey Waight, Dennis Arp and more!

new Sep 8 Saturday 10am, Santa Ana: OC Peace Coalition Meeting @ Law Offices of Frank Barbara, 1111 N Broadway
The goal is a productive morning of work to move closer to ending the wars and taking a stand for peace and justice. For info or questions, contact Pat Alviso at www.mfso.org

new Sep 8 Saturday 10am-12:30pm, Costa Mesa: Visiting Voters with Cottie Petrie-Norris & Team @ 1015 W. 18th. St.
#TeamCottie is working hard every single weekend to visit voters across our district. We need your help to make history in 2018 and flip this State Assembly seat!Visiting with voters at their doorstep is the most effective way to engage people in politics and make a difference in this race. Join Cottie and our team to visit voters, followed by food & refreshments at the campaign office.Please RSVP for the address by clicking "tickets":
onlinecampaigntools.com/FormBuilder/ViewForm?key=8FJKKiNVyza3UXhzL+U6yg== Additional details: www.facebook.com/events/1811299785655348/

new Sep 8 Saturday 10am-6pm, Tustin: CYD Invasion: Orange County 2.0 @ 2842 Walnut Ave.
Join CYD as we invade Orange County! We will be walking for four candidates in an overlapped area. Help us win back Congress with Katie Porter, retain the supermajority in the Assembly with Scott Rhinehart, and fulfill our mission of electing Young Dems with Mahmoud El-Farra.

new Sep 8 Saturday 11am-1pm, Tustin: Indivisible OC - Rally with Katie @ Katie Porter Headquarters, 2842 Walnut, Ste C
Meet and greet with Katie Porter. Katie will be present to share her vision on flipping the 45th! With the midterm elections less than 68 days out it is time for all hands on deck. Right after the rally, there will be a short canvassing training. Then, supporters will canvass to help Katie and two down ballots candidates in Mission Viejo, Scott Rhinehart and Mahmoud El-Farra. Canvassing is easy, and it is the most effective tactic for winning elections. Help hold Donald Trump accountable by working together to send Katie Porter to Congress. To be ready to canvass, download the PDI APP here, itunes.apple.com/us/app/pdi-mobile-connect/id553675633?mt=  and watch this PDI training video youtu.be/WT7LkHC_rOc on how to use the application!

new Sep 8 Saturday 11am-2pm, Newport Beach: Sierra Club Angeles Chapter's Green on the Green Eco Expo & CERT Event @ 100 Civic Center Dr.
We'll partner with the CERT Disaster Preparedness Expo for two events in one. FREE TO THE PUBLIC!-Free e-waste recycling   -Free document shredding   -Hybrid and electric cars on display   -Petting Zoo and Interactive Art for the Kids   -Learn how to build a disaster supply kit and more.   Details: facebook.com/events/837721903101086-Find out more: bit.ly/2PriSXR   This is a single-use plastic free event, lunch will be offered fresh off the grill. For more event updates, see Discussion. #NewportGreenExpo

new Sep 8 Saturday noon-2pm, Fullerton: Community Forum: Know the OC Sheriff's Dept @ 1231 E Chapman Ave
Focus of forum: provide a space for community members to learn about the role of the OCSD (Orange County Sheriff Department) and how it impacts their daily life, understand how the OCSD has assisted in the detention of community members, OCSD practices, community organizing around OCSD & Board of Supervisors. Sponsoring Organizations are World Relief Southern California, National Day Laborer Organizing Network, ACLU of Southern California. For details & questions email ana@resilienceoc.org.

Sep 8 Saturday noon-4pm, Santa Ana: Resistance Boot Camp & Volunteer Fair by Women's March LA Foundation and 4 others @ 505 E. Central Ave.
You can make a difference! How? Here's the answer. A coalition of candidates and activist groups have teamed up to present a day of inspiration, training, and action. Join us for a star-studded rally and hands-on training in crucial skills that will help flip the House (canvassing, phone banking, persuasion, voter reg). Flipping the House is the only sure-fire way to stop the Trump/GOP agenda cold.Hit "Going" and get your ticket here:: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/resistance-boot-camp-volunteer-fair-orange-county-tickets-48358863663Already active? Come help out new recruits--bring 3-5 activism-curious friends.   Additional details: facebook.com/events/290779561491019

new Sep 8 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Santa Ana: NAACP General Meeting @ Second Baptist Church, 4300 Westminster Ave
Discussion will focus on the lack of faculty of color in higher education in our county and other topics of interest to the group. All are welcome!

new Sep 8 Saturday 4-6pm, Irvine: Meet & Greet Farrah in Cypress Village @ Address upon RSVP
It is time that the Irvine community had a voice of their own on City Council, someone that will speak up on issues that matter most to all of us and provide a plan that leads our city to economic and environmental sustainability for the next 10-20 years. Here's a great opportunity to meet Farrah, hear her platform and ask questions. This election cycle is critical to the future of Irvine and we want voters to have the opportunity to meet Farrah who is running to represent the voice of Irvine residents. We will be in the Cypress Village area and look forward to meeting you. #farrahputsirvineresidentsfirst #farrah4irvine #irvinePlease RSVP to info@ElectFarrah.org

new Sep 8 Saturday 8-10pm, Santa Ana: Libertarian Socialist Caucus Meeting @ Taqueria Tapatia, 202 S Bristol
Join this event for discussion of how to bring libertarian socialism to Orange County, the upcoming steering committee election and report-backs from the group's last meeting's action items.

new Sep 9 Sunday noon-4pm, Anaheim: Aitken for Anaheim Mayor Campaign Office Opening @ 2671 W. Lincoln Ave.
Join us for the grand opening of our campaign office! Featuring special guest Rep. Loretta Sanchez. We will be walking the area before to meet neighbors from noon-3:00 p.m., followed by the office celebration from 3:00-4:00 p.m.Office supply donations are greatly appreciated! Email info@ashleighaitken.com if you are able to contribute.

new Sep 9 Sunday 12:30-3:30pm, Newport Beach: Feminists of OC: SOS - Save our Scotus @ 1000 Avocado Ave.
Hosted by NARAL Pro-Choice America, we invite all of you in Orange County, to come out and learn about what is at risk with Roe v Wade and what is happening with SCOTUS. We break it down in trivia and games! There will be snacks and light refreshments provided. Make sure to bring a friend and anyone else who may want to get involved in the Pro-Choice movement!

new Sep 9 Sunday 4-6pm, Tustin: Our Revolution SoCal OC @ Mimi's Cafe, 17231 E. 17th Street
This will be the first of our monthly Our Revolution SoCal OC chapter meetings. In addition to discussing Progressive issues and candidates we will be going over:- our organization's bylaws and structure   - endorsement procedures   - upcoming events These general meetings will take place on the 2nd Sunday of the month. Come join the political revolution!

new Sep 10 Monday 2:30pm, Fullerton: Fullerton Collaborative: Q&A w/ City, County, & State Candidates @ Fullerton Public Library, Community Room, 353 W Commonwealth
A Peek into Collaborative Efforts Made in Government Decisions. Candidates from Fullerton City Council, OC Board of Supervisors and 65th District Assembly are invited as attendees hear how to collaboratively address issues for Fullerton residents. Questions developed by the Collaborative's four subcommittees around Homelessness, Education, Next Gen Youth Empowerment (formerly at-risk youth), and Health & Wellness will be addressed.

new Sep 10 Monday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Korean American Democratic Committee Community Meeting-Everyone Is Welcome @ FLDWRK Fullerton, 110 E Wilshire Ave, Suite 101
WAVE (Women for American Ethics and Values) will host a special meeting celebrating the endorsement by Gil Cisneros for Congress in CD 39 by Korean American Democratic Committee and the Vietnamese American Democratic Club of OC. Come celebrate and bring a friend. Refreshments will be served.

Sep 10 Monday 6:45-8:45pm, Newport Beach: Imagine Action OC If not today, When? No regrets for Election 2018 @ 6700 Ridge Park Rd, Newport Coast
With only 80 days to Nov 6 Election, Imagine Action OC hosts a forum for amazing candidates that will be on your ballot. If you have been waiting to get involved the time is NOW. Make sure to bring your questions. There will be an opportunity to sign up to phone/text bank and canvass for one or slate of candidates. Featuring Congressional, state, county, and city candidates. Harley Rouda: CAD48 Congress, Cottie Petrie-Norris: CA State Assembly D72, Duke Nguyen: OC Sheriff, Joy Brenner: NB City Council, Tim Stoaks: NB City Council, Katrina Foley: CM Mayor, Andrea Marr CM City Council, Manuel Chaves: CM City Council, Farrah Khan: Irvine City Council, Lauren Johnson-Norris: Irvine City, Council, Kev Abazajian :Irvine City Council, Tiffaney Ackley : Aliso Viejo City Council, Beatriz Valencia: Orange City Council.

new Sep 10 Monday 7-8:30pm, Anaheim: Housing is a Human Right: Collaboration & Execution @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S Harbor Blvd
Join Peace Builders of OC aners d take part in the campaign to put a funding measure on the ballot for housing to end homelessness. Focus: Strategize for rapid response to unfolding developments; increase members' capacity for change through trainings. To see the schedule for the meetings, refer to the calendar at the website: summerofthepeople.org

new Sep 11 Tuesday 4-5:30pm, Costa Mesa: Cottie Petrie-Norris Office Grand Opening with Gavin Newsom @ 1015 W 18th St
Rally with Gavin Newsom for Governor and Cottie Petrie-Norris for Assembly at the candidate's new campaign office and then join volunteers to visit voters! RSVP here.

new Sep 11 Tuesday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC General Meeting @ San Juan Hills Golf Club, 32120 San Juan Creek Rd.
Hear from statewide candidate top staffer, plus local candidates! Dallas Fowler Southern California Director for Eleni Kounalakis, Lieutenant Governor Candidate. Dallas is a former Commissioner on the Status of Women in the City of Los Angeles and long time democratic activist. She will discuss Eleni's campaign for Lieutenant Governor as well as Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.  Dallas will share her perspective on the calamity Kavanaugh's appointment would bring for women and families and how our clubs can fight the appointment. Local candidates will also share the latest information about their campaigns. Additional details: facebook.com/events/472142713195596

new Sep 11 Tuesday 6-8pm, Irvine: Taste of Irvine Food Tour: Southern Spice @ 3850 Barranca Pkwy.
Join Farrah Kahn, UCI Professor Catherien Liu and Environmental Advocate Senait Forthal for a family style dinner at Southern Spice, an Indian restaurant. We'll meet up, get to know one another, talk local politics and the environment. Please RSVP to info@ElectFarrah.org.

new Sep 11 Tuesday 7-8:45pm, Fullerton: Indivisible CA39 Member Meeting @ Fullerton Community Center
As campaigns gear up for the push toward the election, it is important to remain engaged and active. Here is an opportunity re-connect with fellow activists, learn how to help some favored candidates, and continue to make the world a better place. Featured guest speaker will be Robin Smith, Environmentalist, discussing how each individual can have a positive impact at home.  Local candidate updates: Jesus Silva (Fullerton City Council), Dr. Shana Alexander Charles (Fullerton School Board). Tee Shirts and Pins will be available for purchase, plus "Get Out the Vote" postcards for attendees to address and fill out! As always, a $5 donation is appreciated, but not required.

new Sep 12 Wednesday 5:30-8:30pm, Irvine: Fundraiser for Dr. Kev Abazajian, City Council Candidate @ Caspian Restaurant, 14100 Culver Dr
Co-hosted by Shiva Farivar, former City of Irvine Community Services Commissioner, the event for City Council Candidate Dr. Kev Abazajian will include conversation & great food. Please RSVP with a ticket online here or via emailing RSVP to info@kevforcouncil.com  Contributions appreciated and sponsorship information is available here

new Sep 12 Wednesday 6-9pm, Irvine: Uncovering Hate OC: Community Screening/Discussion of "Documenting Hate: Charlottesville" @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy
Hosted by IUCC to demonstrate that hate, discrimination, and violence are not accepted in OC, this event will screen “Documenting Hate: Charlottesville” from PBS and ProPublica. The film shines an unflattering light on the rise of hate groups here in OC. The presentation tells the tragic story of Blaze Bernstein who was murdered in OC. A moderated panel discussion follows the screening with leaders and organizers who are tireless champions for equality, decency, and justice. Admission is free. Register here

new Sep 12 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Tustin: OC for Climate Action Planning Meeting @ REI Community Room, 2962 El Camino Real
Agenda: Update on plans for OCCA's plastic event in October, as well as advocacy for Community Choice Energy and Climate Action Plans in OC cities. Plus news about the continued evolution and growth of OCCA as a grass roots activist organization.  For those attending for the first time, the community room is toward the rear of the store on the right.

new Sep 13 Thursday 2-5:30pm, Huntington Beach: Candidate Support Gathering @ 18531 Bentley Ln
Every Thursday afternoon through Nov 1, volunteers will show support especially for the "down ticket" candidates endorsed by the Democratic Party, in the Huntington Beach area, orangecountydemocrats.com/ candidates/. Please bring your cell phones and if you have a laptops or notebooks or iPads bring those, too and if possible an extra one to share. Device chargers, pen, paper are good things to bring, too and a hats & sweater if you opt to sit outside. Bring a cup for beverages and snacks will be provided. This is an opportunity for everyone to get to know the endorsed local candidates and how best to speak with voters on Democratic Party choices for public office. Yard signs, stickers, buttons and candidate information will be available. Please feel free to share this invitation with those in your circles. A special message to endorsed candidates in the Huntington Beach area: please drop off brochures, yard signs etc. to help get the word out.

new Sep 13 Thursday 5-7pm, Santa Ana: Taller de Flores de Papel para Día de Muertos @ El Centro Cultural de Mexico, 837 N Ross St
El Centro Cultural invita a todos los interesados a participar en la construcción de altares tradicionales. En este taller podrán aprender a elaborar las tradicionales flores de papel para su altar el Día de Muertos.

new Sep 13 Thursday 7-9pm, Garden Grove: Time to Rumba! Reception for Dr. Jose Moreno @ Rumba Room Live, Garden Walk, 400 West Disney Way #201
Are you ready to Rumba for a fundraising reception in support of Dr. Jose. F. Moreno for Anaheim City Council 2018? Suggested Contributions: Rumba Tango - $50, Rumba Salsa - $125, Rumba Flamenca - $500. Checks should be made payable to: Dr. Jose Moreno for Anaheim City Council 2018. Contribute and RSVP on line: www.drjosefmoreno.com/rumba

new Sep 15 Saturday 9am-4pm, Orange: OC Labor Federation Leadership Precinct Walk @ OC Labor Federation, 309 N Rampart St, Ste A
It's time to grab a clipboard and get involved! Join your union brothers and sisters from the OC Labor Federation to get OCLF-endorsed candidates elected. For more information or to RSVP, call George Doctorian at 714/385-1534. Training, refreshments and food provided to all volunteers.

new Sep 15 Saturday 11am-2pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle's Day of Action with Gavin Newsom @ 5702 Clark Dr
The future governor of CA, Gavin Newsom, is joining the HB Huddle for a "Day of Action" to help the group's slate of down ballot candidates. Attending local candidates include Harley Rouda, Duke Nguyen, Tom Umberg for State Senate, Josh Lowenthal and Cottie for State Assembly and their volunteers come together for this important GOTV event. The time has come to put it all on the table and fight for the world Huddle members believe in. The day will start with a short program of motivational words from these amazing candidates. Whether it is canvassing, phone banking, text banking, or writing postcards to local voters, attendees will have lots of easy ways to help the candidates with "Get Out The Vote" efforts. Each campaign will also have tables so you can come pick up your bumper stickers, buttons, yard signs, donation envelopes etc. HB Huddle will provide water and snacks (please bring your own refillable water bottle.) If you plan to textbank, phonebank or canvass, you will also need a fully charged phone or tablet and/or laptop.

new Sep 15 Saturday 9am-noon, Various Locations: Coastkeeper Coastal Cleanup Day
If you are new to Coastal Cleanup Day, follow these steps: Check out the map and all the locations Coastkeeper is offering. Select a site that works best for you or your group. Fill out the google form on the site page. If you are with a group, select one (1) group leader to fill out the sign up. As the date gets closer, the site captain will reach out to you with more information. It will be the group leaders' responsibility to relay all details from site captains. Questions? Call or send an email. 714-850-1965 volunteer@coastkeeper.org

new Sep 15 Saturday, 10am Huntington Beach/noon Irvine/3pm Corona: The Last Lockdown - Actions Against Gun Violence @ Rohrabacher's office, Walters' office, Calvert's office
Schedule for the day: Speakers: Manuel Oliver10 am - Dana Rohrabacher's Office-101 Main St #380, Huntington Beach; 12 pm-Mimi Walter's Office- 3333 Michelson Dr #230, Irvine; 3pm-Ken Calvert's Office-400 S Vicentia Ave, Corona. The organizers are the #LockdownGeneration - driven by the need to speak up and demand action to address gun violence in the wake of recent shootings. Ten life-size statues of a student hiding beneath a desk were created to force more people to face the reality of what gun violence has come to in America. They will all be unveiled at different points across the country on this day in the hopes of challenging the notion that our children must accept this reality and to inspire people to demand action to keep our kids safe. These pop-up actions throughout Orange County on start at Dana Rohrabacher's office at 10 am.  21 students desks and the art piece will be transported to the area. The number 22 is significant as on average 22 children are shot every day in the United States. All are welcome to rally with the group and support in whatever way they can. See event at facebook.com/events/968238493365298/

new Sep 15 Saturday 1-3pm, Irvine: OC National Organization for Women - Where to Go From Here @ Goddess Temple, 17905 Sky Park Circle
Panelists invited past and current candidates for office: Sherri Loveland, Tustin City Council Candidate, Mary Navarro, OC Board of Education, Rachel Payne, 48th Congressional District Candidate, Jane Rands, Fullerton City Candidate. Moderator: Cynthia Aguirre. Free parking; no cost to attend. Membership/donation  ocnow.org/join-us-2  Email oc-now@outlook.com

new Sep 15 Saturday 1-3pm, Cypress: Volunteer, Meet & Greet with Nettie Bryson for Cyrpress City Council @ 7 Leaves Cafe, 9111 Valley View St #101
Are you interested in learning more about Nettie Bryan and her campaign? Are you ready to volunteer for Nettie and connect with other volunteers? Come join her campaign and bring your friends!

new Sep 15 Saturday 1:30-4pm, Tustin: Blue California: Gavin Newsom, Cottie Petrie-Norris, Michelle Duman Rally @ Katie Porter Campaign Office, 2842 Walnut Ave Ste C
Candidate for Governor, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, is making a stop at Katie Porter HQ as part of his California Bus Tour. Join the Lieutenant Governor, Katie and local candidates for Assembly, Cottie Petrie-Norris and Michelle Duman, for a rally before canvassing to get the word out about great candidates on the ballot this November. Together, volunteers can bring the Blue Wave to Orange County.

new Sep 15 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church & State OC: The CA Healthy Youth Act (CHYA) and the Religious Rights Attack in OC @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
What is going on in OC schools with CHYA will be addressed by Laura Kanter, Dir or Policy, Advocacy and Youth Programs at the LGBT Center OC,  and AU-OC member and retired Federal Court Judge Lynne Riddle will cover the legal issues. CHYA mandates that all public schools teach all students about sexual health and the mandated curriculum must not only include the values and risks of traditional, heterosexual intimacy and family creation, but expands the scope and understanding of healthy family and sexual relationships to include positive discussion of the broadening spectrum of sexual and gender expression, as well as new family forms. The law is more than three years old but more than half of OC's 28 school districts have yet to implement comprehensive sexual health and HIV prevention education. This will be a powerful and interesting discussion. For more info, www.au-oc.org email mail@au-oc.org or call 714/289-455l.

new Sep 15 Saturday 3:30-5pm, Westminster: Fundraiser for Jamison Power, Westminster City Council Candidate @ Posee Bar, 13093 Springdale St
Please join Jamison Power for his last fundraiser for Westminster City Council and help close out his fundraising strong! Diamond- $1,000, Gold- $750, Silver- $500, Bronze- $250. Suggested minimum donation: $40. Please RSVP to electjamisonpower@gmail.com  or 562/587-3886. If you can't attend, please make a contribution online at www.jamisonpower.com/

new Sep 15 Saturday 5:30-7pm, Irvine: Meet and Greet Farrah in Deerfield
Here's another great opportunity to meet Irvine City Council Candidate Farrah Khan, hear her platform and ask questions. This election cycle is critical to the future of Irvine and Democrats of Greater Irvine want voters to have the opportunity to meet Farrah who is running to represent the voice of Irvine residents. Join the campaign in the Deerfield area at the home of Felicity Figueroa. Supporters look forward to meeting you. #farrahputsirvineresidentsfirst #farrah4irvine #irvinePlease RSVP to info@ElectFarrah.org

new Sep 16 Sunday 10:30am-12:30pm, Fullerton: Meet the North OC School Board Candidates @ Lighthouse Community Church, 301 Magnolia St.
Join us for a fundraiser in support of North Orange County School Board candidates. Thousands of parents in North Orange County families work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. The rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that a job-any job-can be the ticket to a better life is misleading and does not hold up in many Orange County cities and school districts. Please contact Cynthia Aguirre at info@dnoc.org or 714-469-4399 to RSVP.  Additional details: facebook.com/events/679286729116458

new Sep 16 Sunday 1-3:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative @ Youth-on-the-Move, Inc. Hqt., 1850 E. 17th. Street #103
We look forward to seeing current OCJRC members and new faces. Meet other like-minded people, as we advance our cause together. This month's meeting will begin with an overview of Theodore Allen's thesis on the Invention of the White Race, using clips from a presentation by Prof. Jeffrey B. Perry, Allen's archivist, as well as excerpts from the 2-volume book of the same name.. Allen visited every Virginian county for it's earliest records to discover exactly when the word "white" was used in reference to people of European descent. What he found out will amaze you! , Allen's work influenced SDS and others in the 1960's to adopt and make a main platform, this issue of white racism. After the presentation/study, we'll have other meeting agenda items. So please come with ideas for study and actions if you wish.   Feel free to bring snacks to share, but we'll have some, too.   Free Parking is located in the back of the building.

new Sep 16 Sunday 7-9pm, Fullerton: Free Discussion Society #21 @ Max Bloom's Cafe Noir, 220 N. Malden Ave.
Topic: "Who is the most influential person in your life and why?" Welcome to the end of apathy. We are here to take an active role in cultivating ideas and developing solutions, to harness the power of discussion and critical thinking. We are here to spread the most valuable commodities that we have, knowledge and information. The only way to end apathy is for our voices to be heard, welcome to the Free Discussion Society. Free Discussion Society is a moderated discussion platform for the people. The format is very simple, every attendee that wants to speak will get an allotted time to do so, after that round the host will ask questions in response to opinions presented, and the last round there will be an open discussion with attendees being called on by the host. We hope to keep the discussion respectful, there will be zero tolerance for any personal attacks and disrespect.

new Sep 17 Monday 6-8pm, Garden Grove: California's Housing Shortage and What It Means for OC @ Garden Grove Community Meeting Center, 11300 Stanford Ave.
What drives California's high housing costs and what impact does it have on the people who live and work in Orange County? Perhaps most important, what can we do about it? Join us for a presentation by Ma'Ayn Johnson, Housing and Land Use Planner at the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), about the implications of California's housing shortage in OC and a follow up discussion on what we as citizens and residents can do to address these issues.  Join us in the "Butterfield B Room" for a presentation by SCAG Housing & Land Use Planner Ma'Ayn Johnson. Light refreshments will be served. Hope you can join us! Please RSVP to this event page.  facebook.com/events/256437038523061

new Sep 17 Monday 6pm, Santa Ana: OC Poor People's Campaign Monthly Meeting @ Youth-on-the-Move, Inc Hqt, 1850 E 17th St #103
Purpose of the Poor People's Campaign: It is national call for moral revival through uniting people across the country to challenge the evils of systematic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation's distorted reality. What to expect: Discuss the Poor People's Campaign & how to unify communities by calling in individuals and groups to join in breaking the cycle of poverty.   6-6:30 - Social Time   6:30 - Meeting Begins. There is a lot of free parking back behind the building.

new Sep 17 Monday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Feet to the Fire Forum for Costa Mesa Candidates @ Orange Coast College Robert B Moore Theater, Arlington Dr
Forum follows Meet & Greet beginning at 6pm. Candidates for City Council and Mayor featured. All are welcome. Forum will also be streamed live on the Feet to the Fire Forum YouTube channel.

new Sep 18 Tuesday 5:30pm, Newport Beach: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club: Newport Mesa Unified School District Candidates @ Oasis Senior Center Room #1
Speaker Program - Newport-Mesa School Board Candidates: Charlene Metoyer: Area 2, Michelle Murphy: Area 2, Karen Yelsey: Area 4, Michelle Barto: Area 5, Ashley Anderson: Area 7,  “Dee Dee” RuoRock: Area 7. Agenda: Available here. Admission & Light Refreshments: Members: Free with RSVP; $10 if Walk-In; Non-Members: $10 with RSVP; $15 if Walk-In. RSVP  Use RSVP Form Here. Please reserve your seat early.  Those with reservations will be seated first. Save time.  Prepay your Admission by Credit Card here.

new Sep 18 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Irvine: Zero Weeks Screening and Panel Discussion @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy.
Just recently, Rep. Mimi Walters introduced a bill that would undermine paid sick days. The bill, while it claims to expand flexibility for workers it, in fact, would rob employees of their rights under state and local law to earn paid sick days and use them as needed - and will give employers the power to decide when, whether, for what reason and at what cost employees can use their paid time off. That is why The Orange County Civic Engagement Table, Nextgen America, California Work & Family Coalition, ACLU SoCal, Indivisible OC 45 and other organizations have come together to raise awareness about local advocacy efforts, as well as the threats the public faces from the opposition. The film, Zero Weeks, explores America's paid leave crisis and the cost of doing nothing, followed by a panel discussion. For more information contact otniel@occet.org. This is 501(C)3 nonpartisan event.

new Sep 18 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousins Club of OC Americans for Israeli/Palestinian Peace @ Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave
Topic: Violence in Gaza by the Israeli Government, Settler Violence Against Palestinian Children, and What You Can Do About It. Speakers are Jim Bettendorf, Coordinator for the Friends of Sabeel in OC, and Nadia Saad Bettendorf, a Palestinian from Israel, and Board Member of American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (AADC) of OC. Discussion will follow. Please attend and share your thoughts. The Cousins Club was founded in 1988, meeting once a month since then to promote justice for the Palestinians and a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The address is 15500 Sand Canyon Ave, in the same parking lot at the Irvine Ranch Water District Offices.

new Sep 19 Wednesday 11:30am-1pm, Santa Ana: Welead OC "This is How We Do It" Lunch with Sharon Quirk-Silva @ Antonellos, 3800 S Plaza Dr.
"Electing Women - This is How We Do It" is this year's Welead OC's theme, because Welead OC's candidates will succeed in November with boots on the ground, connecting with voters --- one door at-a-time, one precinct at-a-time, one neighborhood at-a-time and one city-at-a-time --- turning Red Orange County Blue. Early Bird seating - $100 if purchased before Wednesday, September 5th. To take advantage of Early Bird seating, RSVP MUST be accompanied with online contribution. weleadocpac.nationbuilder.com/sharon_lunch  Become a member of Welead OC PAC today at receive complimentary entry--- for September and October Welead OC PAC luncheons.https://weleadocpac.nationbuilder.com/join_welead_oc_pac  Additional details: facebook.com/events/666174233754139

new Sep 19 Wednesday noon-2pm, Irvine: Lunch with League of Women Voters: State of OC Elections @ Back Bay Conference Ctr (above Irvine Lanes), 3415 Michelson Dr
Neal Kelley, Registrar of Voters of OC, will discuss State of Orange County Elections: Past, Present and Future. With the recent midterm primary elections bringing the biggest increase in OC voter turnout in thirty years,  Mr. Kelley will share how the evolving challenge of serving voters has taken shape with the work of the exceptional team he directs. Among the nation's most highly-awarded and innovative election officials, Mr Kelley has led the United States' fifth-largest voting district of over 1.5 million voters during diverse population growth and changes in the way the county casts ballots. As an appointee of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Government Coordinating Council (GCC), he also helps to oversee the protection of the nation's elections system as critical infrastructure. Come hear his outlook for the upcoming November elections! This event is open to League members and the general public. All are welcome. Bring a Friend! Please RSVP (link below) by Sep 16. You can choose from among four entrees (listed on the RSVP form). The entrees are served with Garlic Bread and choice of Cookies or Brownies for dessert. The cost of the meal is $20, speaker only for $5. Pay with cash or check made out to LWV OC at the door. Please RSVP and select your entree here  After submitting the form, you will have the option to submit additional reservations and/or edit your form. Save the resulting confirmation email to change your entree choice.  If your plans change and you need to cancel, please call 949/451-2212. Note that the League has to pay for unclaimed entrees. Email Communications@LWVOrangeCoast.org or call 949/451-2212.

new Sep 19 Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm, Santa Ana: Free Speech on the Freeway @ 2394 E Santa Clara
To spread the word about Mimi Walters and help Democratic Candidate Katie Porter with more name recognition, Indivisible OC45 will bring the message where a lot of people are everyday, with no way to escape: on the freeway during peak time for traffic!!!  Suggestions about parking will be added later. Please RSVP on Facebook at facebook.com/events/2245455299068728/ Bring a poster with the name of Katie Porter in bold and big letters. If you don't have a poster, come anyway. These quick events will be repeated at least once a week across the district, so that all OC45 drivers stuck in traffic, will be able to see banners and signs. If you have suggestions about good freeway overpasses near you, please share them in comments on Facebook page.

new Sep 19 Wednesday 6-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Youth First O.C. Meeting for Rally Prep @ LGBT Center on 4th St, 305 E 4th St, Ste 200
This will be the last Youth First O.C. meeting before the rally on Sept. 26! Please come if you can to hear many updates and help prepare for the big event. Join Youth First O.C. in this countywide coalition and effort to fight fear and ignorance and to make sure all children in Orange County flourish. Feel free to bring snacks!
If you have any questions, please contact Laura Kanter at laura.kanter@lgbtcenteroc.org or call 714-953-5428 x206.

new Sep 19 Wednesday 7pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd AD Democratic Alliance @ IAM District Lodge 720, 5402 Bolsa Ave
Ballot Endorsement Event open to all those interested in voting for Democrats in the Midterm Election. The Ballot Endorsement event is open to everyone running in the 72nd Assembly District to answer questions and share their yard signs and materials with the community. Food and beverages and sign up sheets for those interested in local canvassing in the 72nd AD will be provided. Yard signs are first come, first serve. Membership for The 72nd Assembly District Democratic Alliance is only $20 a year. Join now and be a part of the Democratic Party on the local level to help raise the game in the Blue Wave from city seats all the way to Washington DC!

new Sep 20-22 Thursday 9am-5pm, Locations TBA: Hungry4Justice OC/Families Belong Together & Free
Daily mobilization times and programming to be announced soon! You do NOT have to fast/hunger strike in order to participate in this event. With recent court filings revealing that over 550 children forcibly separated from their families are still not reunited, with over 450 adults deported without their children, with reports of abuse of children and parents in detention, with attacks on families seeking asylum, participants in strikes across the country stand in solidarity with the Families Belong Together Coalition and demand: Permanently end family separation and immediately reunite children with their parents, provide the services needed for reunification, end family incarceration and provide children and families with due process, hold accountable anyone who has profited politically or financially from the suffering of children. Watch for updates at facebook.com/hungry4justiceforfamilies/

new Sep 20 Thursday 9:30-11am, Irvine: Postcard Pop Up! with Indivisible OC Outreach Group @ Starbucks-Walnut Village Center, Walnut Village Center, 14437 Culver Dr
Participants will enjoy coffee or other beverage and help write postcards to district 45 constituents! Supplies will be outside at the tables: postcards, pens, scripts and addresses. If you can't attend, but want to help, please consider a money donation. The biggest expense is postage, so stamp donations are much appreciated!

new Sep 20 Thursday 5:30-9pm, Brea: Democrats of North OC Night of Action @ Democratic Unity Center, 391 S State College Blvd Ste O
Join club members for a special action event to make calls, send texts or write postcards to help flip the 39th! DNOC's Executive Board will meet 7:30 and any who wish to attend are welcome! Please bring your cell phone, if you want to make calls! Dinner provided.

new Sep 20 Thursday 6-7pm, Irvine: Rally to Call Out Mimi Walters! @ 18872 MacArthur Blvd
It's time to be back at Mimi's office at the NRCC with Cleanup Carl and the Trump Chicken to raise voices and call her out for selling out OC residents! The Clean the House 2018 tour featuring Cleanup Carl comes to town for a huge pre-election rally and protest! Mimi Walters sold out her voters to her big donors when she voted for the Trump Tax Scam payoff last fall. It's no coincidence that now she's being supported by big right-wing Super PACs like the Congressional Leadership Fund and out-of-state hedge fund billionaires who are benefiting massively in payoffs from the tax scam at the expense of everyday OC residents. Help spread the word to all OC voters: Mimi Walters represents big donors not voters, it's time to call her out!

new Sep 20 Thursday 6-8pm, Irvine: Reception for Michelle Duman @ Home of Melissa Fox, 222 Bright Poppy
Michelle is a candidate for 68th Assembly District. Please RSVP by contacting Eva Facundo at eva@michelleforassembly.com or 305/992-0018. Sponsor $250; Couple $125; Individual $75; Senior or Young Dem $35.

new Sep 20 Thursday 6:30-8pm, Fullerton: North OC Community College District Community Event: Challenging the Culture of Cruelty @ Fullerton College Campus Theater, 321 E Chapman Ave
Open to all faculty, staff, students, and the community! Seating will be first come first served; faculty and staff can register for the event via the MyGateway Staff Development Calendar. In this speech, drawn from his newest book, Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Jeopardizing the Future of America, Tim Wise examines the ways in which American politics and culture serve to rationalize inequalities on the basis of class and race. From the myth of "rugged individualism" to the racialized attacks on the nation's poor, American ideology has long served to explain away inequity as a natural outcome of differential talent, effort or cultural attributes. But as Wise shows in this presentation, to believe that the poor and unemployed are to blame for their own plight, or that the rich deserve their positions and wealth is to believe in a pernicious and destructive lie that threatens the very heart of democracy and true equal opportunity. By exploring the way that racism has been central to the development and perpetuation of the nation's class system, Wise demonstrates the importance of undermining the dominant white racial narrative not solely to fight racism itself, but larger economic and social injustice as well.

new Sep 20 Thursday 6:30-9pm, Orange: Democratic Party of OC Fundraising and Public Speaking Training @ Plumbers & Steamfitters Union Hall, 1916 W Chapman Ave
In this free training participants will practice fundraising and public speaking skills with experienced community leaders and elected officials. Irvine Mayor (ret.) and former Congressional candidate Beth Krom will share advice for effective fundraising, and Santa Ana Councilmember and Candidate for Mayor Sal Tinajero, a nationally-recognized public speaking instructor, will help participants improve public speaking skills.  Seating is limited, RSVP required. Open to Democrats. Click Here to RSVP.

Sep 21 Friday 11:30am-10pm, San Clemente: Democratic Women of South OC Cheers For Change Taco Tuesday @ OC Tavern Grill And Sports Bar, 2369 S. El Camino Real
Mark your calendars for the third event in our summer fundraising series "Cheers for Change/Taco Tuesday" where we will meet, eat and unseat! OC Tavern has generously agreed to donate 20% of the proceeds of all food and drink items when you show your Cheers for Change/DWSOC flyer or email. The DWSOC Executive Board will arrive by 6:00 PM, but you can stop by the OC Tavern at any point during the day or evening. Tell your friends, bring your family and please...order the chips and guacamole, it's Taco Tuesday after all! Democracy is depending on it! More info at: https://www.dwsoc.org/events.html

new Sep 21 Friday 2:30pm, Santa Ana: Action in support of Poor People's Campaign OC: International Day of Peace @ 411 W. 4th-Reagan Federal Bldg
Action will include Santa Ana Funeral Procession to mourn the loss of: Millions of lives of innocent civilians in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and other countries killed in US wars, Thousands of lives of US troops lost in endless wars, Uncounted homeless people in OC who have died, Thousands dead from inhumane immigration policies that have also led to the destruction of families and missing children, planet Earth itself and millions of living beings who have suffered because of environmental degradation. Wear black & bring a musical instrument. Join Military Families, Immigration Rights Activists & Hunger Strikers and Veterans, in support of the Poor People's Campaign where all justice issues intersect. For more information contact Pat Alviso 562-833-8035 or mfsooc@earthlink.net Jessica Riestra at 714-499-3639.

new Sep 21 Friday 6-8pm, Newport Beach: OC Crew Slam Poetry and Bake Sale for Costa Mesa Candidates @ Kean Coffee, 2043 Westcliff Dr Ste 100
Join OC Crew for a night of poetry and sweets. Bring donations to support your favorite Costa Mesa City Council Candidates. No amount is too small!

new Sep 21 Friday 7pm, Fullerton: Fullerton Museum Center Film Series: Human Flow (Documentary) @ Fullerton Museum Center, 301 N Pomona Ave
FMC's new monthly film series features independent, thought-provoking films such as Human Flow with an introduction by local filmmaker Steve Elkins. Each film screening will be followed by an informal discussion over drinks available for purchase. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Call for more details and to make your reservations at (714)-738-6545

new Sep 21 Friday 7-9pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America-OC General Meeting @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
All interested are welcome, but be aware voting will be taking place at this meeting for DSA-OC's steering committee and only dues paying members can vote. In addition, agenda will covering past and upcoming actions such as the Spanish language skill share event and the Anaheim Living Wage initiative.

Sep 22 Saturday 8:30am-3:30pm, Orange: Pax Christi So Cal Annual Conference @ Mother Louis Rm, St. Joseph Center, 480 S Batavia
Presenters include Marie Dennis, Co-President of Pax Christi International, Fr. Sean Carroll, S.J., Kino Broder Initiative and Monica Curca, Activate Labs-Storytelling-for Peace and Justice. $30/person (includes lunch)/$100 for 5 people. Exhibitors are welcome. Contact paxchristisocal.org & mikewalsh@pacbell.net

new Sep 22 Saturday 9am-noon, Orange: OCTA Open House Long Range Transportation Plan @ OCTA600 S. Main St.
The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is a 20-year blueprint for transportation improvements in Orange County. It helps OCTA look ahead to 2040 and identify the projects to improve countywide mobility based on increased population, housing, and employment. Please help us shape the future of transportation by sharing your feedback. More information is available at octa.net/Projects-and-Programs/Plans-and-Studies/Long-Range-Transportation-Plan/2018-LRTP/*This is an OCTA sponsored event. People for Housing -OC Yimby is not involved in planning or sponsoring the event. We are promoting it on our calendar because meeting California's climate goals means we must #BuildMoreHousing near transit. Join us to bring that message home!

new Sep 22 Saturday 9am-noon, Tustin: Down-Ballot Dems Day of Action @ Katie Porter HQ, 2842 Walnut Ave, Suite C
It's time to give some love to the Democrats who are running up and down the ballot in Orange County this year. Every seat is important to changing the landscape of OC politics. Cottie Petrie-Norris and Michelle Duman will be joining Katie for a rally before launching a canvassing shift to bring democrats closer to victory across all the races. Register here.

new Sep 22 Saturday 9:30am-6pm, Costa Mesa: Katrina Foley for Mayor Call To Action @ 1163 Salvador St
The campaign needs 100 volunteers to turn out and walk 1-2 hours minimum. More time would be much appreciated. Bring a friend. Download the PDI MOBILE CONNECT APP in advance. Please RSVP to Michele at 949-502-8800 or Ben at 714-883-5863. Wear your Foley for Mayor T-shirt or bring $20 to buy one. Lunch & snacks provided. Your help will mean the campaign meets its outreach goals.

Sep 22 Saturday 10am, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club Annual Luncheon with Gustavo Areallano! @ Clubhouse 2
Join LWDC for the club's annual luncheon and amazing silent auction with controversial and entertaining guest speaker Gustavo Arellano.  You may know him as the former editor of the OC Weekly, current op-ed Journalist for the Los Angeles Times and author of three books including: Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America and Orange County. Event includes silent auction and mimosas (for a small donation to South County Outreach). Program starts at 11am with Katie Porter, Cottie Petrie-Norris and Duke Nguyen. Lunch includes choice of apricot chicken, cold poached salmon or vegetarian option. All with salad, dessert, wine and coffee. Gustavo Speaks! at 12:30. Tickets are $25 for club members and $30 for guests. Use the attached reservation form or make your reservation online: secure.actblue.com/donate/2018lagunawoods

new Sep 22 Saturday 10am-6pm, Irvine: Irvine Global Village Festival @ OC Great Park, 8000 Great Park Blvd
The Irvine Global Village Festival is Irvine's signature event and one of Orange County's most highly attended multicultural festivals. The location is new this year and the event features international cuisine, live entertainment, a Kids Village with crafts and activities, cultural and religious exhibits and an international marketplace. Festival admission and parking is free. For more information, visit irvinefestival.org. Directions: Please enter at the intersection of Sand Canyon Avenue and Great Park Boulevard and follow event signage. Carpooling is encouraged.- If you are being dropped off, taking a taxi or ride share service, have your driver follow the directions above and follow signage to the drop-off location: "Great Park Tennis Complex Parking Lot."- Shuttle service to and from the festival will be available for UCI students and staff.- Disabled person parking is available. Please have the appropriate placard visible when following the directions above. Parking directors will route vehicles to disabled parking.

new Sep 22 Saturday 1-3pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees Transition Program Orientation @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy
You are invited to the FOCD Transition Program Volunteer Orientation. This Transition Program supports immigration detainees upon release. To date, the program has supported over 220 men and women at the time of release. The Transition Program provides: Pick-up upon release, A backpack with clothes and toiletries, Food, Access to temporary accommodation, Transportation support to sponsor destination, Cell phone, And much more! FOCD highly recommends this orientation to FOCD volunteers who are: Interested in becoming a Transition Program volunteer, Would like more information about the Transition Program to share with the men and women you visit, Curious about what the FOCD Transition Program does.  RSVP is essential!: Please RSVP to Coleen at colleen4peace@gmail.com This orientation is only open to volunteers who have completed the FOCD Volunteer Visitor Orientation.

Sep 22 Saturday 5-7:30pm, Costa Mesa: Fairview Community Church Beacon Of Light Celebration @ Fairview Community Church, 2525 Fairview Rd
Fairview Community Church is celebrating 10 years as a proud Open, Welcoming and Affirming Congregation and members are thrilled to honor Rabbi Stephen Einstein, Suzanne Darweesh and the Newport Mesa Irvine Nmi Interfaith Council Join Fairview Community Church for an evening to celebrate justice in Orange County! $45 Presale/$55 at door. This event will also feature reknown silent auction, now in its 6th year! Tickets, sponsorship opportunities and more information at ocfairviewchurch.org/news-events/2018-beacon-light-celebration/

Sep 22 Saturday 6-9pm, Stanton: 19th Annual Interfaith Unity Banquet @ Stanton Civic Center, 7800 Katella Avenue
The theme for this year's Interfaith Council of Garden Grove, Stanton and Westminster celebration is 'I See You', an evolution from last year's theme 'Voices of Courage and Authenticity'. Last year the event created a safe space to share the courageous and authentic lives of those who are often in the shadows. This year we respond to all those in our communities that are courageous and authentic--"We see you". To those who are struggling to be courageous and are longing to be validated, it is each of our individual responsibilities to say ‘I see you’. We will be honoring 2 Spirit in Action Awardees and 3 Community Builder Youth Awardees. Entertainment will be provided by Charlie Nelson and a delicious vegetarian meal from Chef Antonio Ramos will be served. There will be a Ritual of Unity, a silent auction and time for meeting old friends and making new ones. Your presence means a lot to us.Please feel free to email gginterfaith@gmail.com or call Ann Nguyen at 714-467-5354 with questions. Proceeds from this event will benefit two local non-profit organizations.

Sep 23 Sunday 4:30-6:30pm, Irvine: ACLU Get Out The Vote Postcard Writing Party (TWW-OC meeting) @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
We have less than 100 days to get out the vote for civil rights and civil liberties, up and down the ticket. Please come to our September 23 meeting to write postcards to voters across the country explaining why we all need to vote like our rights depend on it this fall.You can be a vital part of our force to take back our democracy in the midterm elections.Some people may need a little extra nudge or short reminder to make it to the ballot box - that's where fellow Together We Will - Orange County members and other concerned citizens come in. Studies have shown that personal messages can make a huge difference and increase voter turnout rates. Your postcards could be the difference it takes to change the minds of people who don't typically vote in midterm elections - perhaps even people who've never voted before!Please join us to help get out the vote! Our future depends on it!

new Sep 25 Tuesday 5pm, Irvine: Stand up for SB54 California Values Act @ Irvine City Hall, 1 Civic Center Plz
Irvine is a city of immigrants, as demonstrated by this weekend's IrvineGlobal Village; so why has our mayor added an item to the meeting agenda that will divide our city and cause discrimination against our Irvine neighbors and friends? Apart from protecting people from federal government overreach, SB 54 ensures that our local law enforcement agents can concentrate on local matters and not spend time (and our tax money) on doing the federal government's work. Additionally, we are safer because of SB 54, since victims and witnesses to crimes no longer have to worry about their immigration status when speaking with Irvine police officers. (In fact, recent studies have shown that since the California Values Act was enacted, crime has actually gone down.) It appears that this item has only been added to the agenda to whip up anti-immigrant sentiment; and, as a community united by its values of inclusion and diversity, we won't stand for that!
We ask that you attend and raise your voice at this important meeting so Irvine can remain the harmonious multicultural haven it has always been. And please: Spread the word!

new Sep 25 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Los Alamitos: Los Alamitos Unified School Board Meeting @ 10293 Bloomfield St
Join Democratic Club of Seal Beach for this meeting, which will be very important for efforts to hold Sherry Kropp and the School Board accountable for their lack of actions when it comes to diversity training. Ms. Kropp thinks that holding a town hall will diffuse the problems and they will go away. It's vital to be persistent and keep driving the issue. Please share this event to help fill the room with supporters of diversity training.

[canceled] Sep 25 Tuesday 7:30-8:30pm, Irvine Amnesty International Local Group 178 @ Plumer Hall, Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy.
Meeting Canceled due to family emergency
At our meeting we will cover upcoming events, discuss Amnesty International news and take action on the latest AI cases. We will also continue work on our new Action File (prisoner case) - union leaders in Iran.   Meeting page - Please go to aiusaoc.org/irvine/meetings.html for an update on the parking situation!

new Sep 26 Wednesday 10am-3pm, Buena Park: CARA Candidate/Town Hall Forum on Senior Issues @ UFCW Local 324, 8530 Stanton Ave
This event is sponsored by the CA Alliance for Retired Americans. Hear from Keynote speaker CA State Senator Connie Leyva and meet candidates running for key races - including candidates for Congressional Districts 39, 45 & 48. Learn about important State propositions on the November 2018 ballot. Registration fee of $10 includes materials and a box lunch. Include Name, Address, City, Zip, Phone, Email and mail with a check for $10 to: CARA, 600 Grand Ave. Suite 410, Oakland CA 94610; write Buena Park 9/26 in memo line. Or click here to register online.

new Sep 26 Wednesday 11am-1pm, Irvine: Women For:OC - Propositions: The 2018 Ballot @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Steph Campbell will represent the League of Women Voters and provide for us the Pros and Cons on the propositions. Currently there are 11 statewide propositions, a smaller number than normal. Women For: Orange County is a volunteer, non-partisan organization dedicated to advancing Human & Civil Rights, Peace, Social Justice, Education, Health Care and the Environment. womenforoc@aol.com www.womenfororangecounty.org  Additional details: facebook.com/events/408860102979515

new Sep 26 Wednesday 6-8pm, Huntington Beach: Harley for Congress - Town Hall @ Golden West College, 15744 Goldenwest St.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to talk with Harley Rouda about his plans for the future of the 48th District!Please be sure to RSVP: events.mobilizeamerica.io/roudaforcongress/event/24089/

new Sep 26 Wednesday 6-9:30pm, Costa Mesa: SPEAK OUT for ALL OC Youth and the California Healthy Youth Act @ 200 Kalmus Dr.
Please join Orange County parents, students, and community members along with faith leaders, school leaders, and organizations including the LGBTQ Center of OC, Planned Parenthood of Orange County and San Bernardino, ACLU, Anti-Defamation League, and many more in a counter-assembly and SPEAK OUT for LGBTQIA+ youth. Future generations of Orange County youth are counting on us!  
Contact: Laura Kanter, laura.kanter@lgbtcenteroc.org, 714-953-5428 x206  Additional details: facebook.com/events/318158518956957

new Sep 26 Wednesday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club with City Council/Mayor Candidates @ Costa Mesa Senior Center,
Please join the Costa Mesa Democrats for their September meeting, with the Democratic candidates running to bring transparency and fresh leadership to the Costa Mesa City Council. This City Council forum includes Manuel Chavez for Costa Mesa City Council - District 4, Andrea Marr for City Council, District 3, Arlis Reynolds for City Council, District 5. Plus Katrina Foley, candidate for Mayor, will participate. There will be light snacks & refreshments for all guests.

new Sep 27 Thursday 6pm, Santa Ana: Cocktails with the Candidates @ Chapter One: The Modern Local, 227 N Broadway
Meet the candidates endorsed by the National Women's Political Caucus of CA. The mission of the NWPC of California, Inc. is to increase women's participation in the political process and to identify, recruit, train, and support feminist women for election and appointment to public office. While in pursuit of this goal, NWPC OC will strive to win equality for all women; to ensure reproductive freedom, to achieve quality dependent care; and to eradicate sexism, racism, anti-Semitism, ageism, ableism, violence, poverty, and discrimination on the basis of religion or sexual orientation.

new Sep 27 Thursday 6-8pm, Irvine: Progressive Democrats of America - OC Chapter Meeting @ 9 Sunset Riv.
Progressive Democrats of America and PDA-CA monthly Chapter meetings, pda.nationbuilder.com/chapter_meeting_pda_orange_co_ca_20180726_20180727_20180927

new Sep 27 Thursday 6-8pm, Brea: Meet and Eat with Gil Cisneros @ Democratic Unity Center, 391 S State College Blvd Ste O
It's vital that a Democrat wins the CA39 Congressional seat.  This is your opportunity to hear, meet, and question the Democratic candidate Gil Cisneros, along with state assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva at a free dinner and get-together!  Live mariachi music and food!! RSVP to goo.gl/forms/b9S5MbC8Cc54CpK83 Questions?  Contact Gus Castellanos at (714) 318-1837  or gcastellanos1291@gmail.com

new Sep 28 Friday 6-8pm, Anaheim: Public awareness gathering: Dangerouse Police @ 425 S Harbor Blvd
The 66, a community organization, is hosting this gathering to bring awareness about the officers 66 believes need to be fired. The group believes these officers are currently patrolling the streets heavily armed and dangerous to the public, that they are a public safety issue and a liability for the city of Anaheim. The organizers will discuss these officers and and remembering those who are not here to tell their stories.

new Sep 28 Friday 6-9pm, Fountain Valley: Fundraiser in Support of Duke Nguyen for Sheriff @ 9337 Lily Ave
This event is organized and hosted by Dr. Mai Khanh Tran and Attorney Do Phu. Please RSVP to ash@Nguyenforsheriff.org or call 949/307-7562. For more about the campaign, visit nguyenforsheriff.com/  Candidate Nguyen states that his candidacy for OC Sheriff is about making the Sheriff's department work for all the diverse residents of Orange Ciunty by revitalizing an old, and archaic system and evolve it into something that works for the whole community, not against it.  This campaign is about taking a step forward, and acting in the name of progress. Ngueyn began his law enforcement career in 1992 at the Santa Ana Police department, to today now works with the LA district attorney's office in the Justice System Integrity Division (JSID).

new Sep 28 Friday 7-10pm, Yorba Linda: MLFA Benefit Dinner for Defencing Civil Rights and Liberties for Muslims in America @ Islamic Center Of Yorba Linda, 4382 Eureka Ave
Registration is easy and free. Simply RSVP here to collect your tickets. Dinner will be served. Share this message with your family and friends and ask them to join you. It makes a bigger difference to support justice together. See you all there, insha'Allah!

new Sep 29 Saturday 8am-3pm, Santa Ana: Trustee Muneton's Community Walk for Katelyn Brazer @ 330 S Susan St
Join Garden Grove Unified School District Trustee Walter Muneton for a Community Walk in support of Katelyn Brazer, candidate for GGUSD Board of Trustees. Participants will continue to engage with families in Trustee Area 4 and earn their support for this election! For more info, contact katelynbrazer@gmail.com.  #Brazer4Trustee#Vote4Brazer

new Sep 29 Saturday 9am-noon, Anaheim: Canvass for Dr. Jose Moreno and Yes on Prop 10 @ 621 W Lincoln Ave
The people of Anaheim are standing up to Disney PAC money and canvassing for a long respected local activist and Bernie Delegate Dr. Jose Moreno in a joint event with "Yes on Prop 10." Take the day to canvass for both Yes on Prop 10 and Dr. Jose Moreno, who is running for Anaheim City Council in a race where the opposition is spending millions. Dr. Moreno is the right representative for Anaheim who will fight for fair wages and affordable housing. The rent is too damn high! Join organizers to push back on corporate interests and take back government! Please RSVP here.

new Sep 29 Saturday 2-5pm, Orange: Democratic Socialists of OC - Skillshare: Learn and Practice Spanish @ Leatherby Libraries at Chapman University, 1 University Dr
Join the OC DSA Mutual Aid Committee to learn and practice Spanish. Many DSA-OC projects require fluency in Spanish to be effective (canvassing, signature gathering, and educational events). All levels are welcome and encouraged to attend.

new Sep 29 Saturday 2-9pm, Santa Ana: El Centro Cultural Grand Opening @ El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N Ross St.
Come and Meet the Cultural Center, a house open to the entire community where we will celebrate with music, dance, art and food, where the motto is "We are Here and We Won't Leave." Learn more about El Centrol at facebook.com/ElCentroCultural/

[new time] Sep 29 Saturday 3-5pm, Brea: Second DUC Fundraiser, Gregg Fritchle for CA Assembly 2018 @ Democratic Unity Center, 391 S State Collge Blvd
An opportunity to learn about and support Gregg Fritchle's campaign to End the Gridlock in the 55th Assembly District!

[moved] Sep 30 Sunday noon-2pm, Brea: Second DUC fundraiser, Gregg Fritchle for California Assembly 2018 @ Democratic Unity Center, 391 S. State College Blvd.
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new Sep 30 Sunday 1:30-5:30pm, Santa Ana: Believe Survivors & Cancel Kavanaugh @ Sasscer Park, Ross & Santa Ana Blvd
Speakers and co-host details coming! See event on Facebook here.

new Sep 30 Sunday 2-4pm, Costa Mesa: Democratic Socialists of America - OC, Book Club: Whipping Girl @ Portola Coffee Roasters, 3313 Hyland Avenue
OC DSA will be having their monthly book club to discuss "Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity" at the end of the month.

new Sep 30 Sunday 4:30-7pm, Irvine: City Council Candidate Forum @ Irvine High School, 4321 Walnut Ave
Irvine Watchdog will host this City Council Candidate Forum with Meet and Greet at 4:30pm, Program from 5pm-7pm. See more info and please RSVP anytime or submit questions you'd like to have answered by Sep 20 at IrvineWatchdog.org. Irvine Watchdog states that it is an independent, completely resident-run volunteer organization with no political party affiliation and no financial ties to any developers.

new Sep 30 Sunday 6-8pm, Irvine: People for Housing Happy Hour Meet Up: Pizza & Beer! @ Lamppost Pizza Irvine, 14450 Culver Dr.
Our OC YIMBY Meet Up will be in Irvine this month! Come out for an evening of networking and conversation with others concerned about housing in Orange County! You buy your beer, and we'll buy the pizza! Hope you can join us!

new Sep 30 Sunday 6-8pm, Newport Beach: Shattering the Silence @ Newport Beach Pier
On October 1, 2017 the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history took the lives of 58 people at a music festival in Las Vegas. On September 30, 2018 we will peacefully gather, rally, and march to shatter the silence that surrounds guns and the havoc they wreak. Signs and orange apparel are encouraged. Official merchandise available for sale here. For any inquiries or media please email: shatteringthesilenceOC@gmail.comBy attending this event you agree to not engage in violent or harmful behavior and that you will not bring weapons (guns, explosives, fireworks, knives, sharp objects, etc.), alcohol, or any illegal substances to the event. Shattering The Silence is not responsible for any injury or damage to your person or property. Shattering The Silence is not responsible for any lost/damaged items.

new Sep 30 Sunday 6:30pm, Orange: Smash the Patriarchy @ Oh Yoga, 7446 E Chapman, Unit B
This week has been rough. It's time to convene the sister (not just cis) hood and be together. Contact Monica Brasov-Curca at 714/473-4152 for details and if you want to bring something to share or support.


OCTOBER

new Oct 1 Monday 5-8pm, Huntington Beach: Cancel Kavanaugh @ Triangle Park, 521 Main St
Join Korean Resource Center for rally opposing Kavanaugh nomination. Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused of sexual misconduct and assault, may be approved by the Senate to be the next Justice of the Supreme Court. It's time to show that Orange County stands up against sexual misconduct and assault and deserve leadership who believes the same! Representative Rohrabacher has been on the record ridiculing these accusations of sexual assault. Join in demanding Dana Rohrabacher to stand with survivors and show that Orange County will not tolerate sexual violence. The Senate must be able to stand up for women and fight for what is right. Tell Dana Rohrabacher to stand with survivors!

new Oct 1 Monday 6:30-8:45pm, Fullerton: Neighbors United For Fullertion Candidates' Forum @ Fullerton Public Library, 353 W Commonwealth Ave
Every election cycle, in an effort to connect citizens and enhance civic affairs, Neighbors United for Fullerton (NUFF) holds a public forum and awards endorsements to those candidates running for Fullerton local elected offices who earn the support of NUFF's membership. Those who attend will have an opportunity to meet and talk directly to candidates.

new Oct 1 Monday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Newport-Mesa School Board Candidate Forum @ Fairview Community Church, 2525 Fairview Rd
In the Nov 6 election, trustees for the first time will be chosen by voters in the areas where they live instead of by voters throughout the school district. The seven-member board, which governs 32 schools, has four available seats in the election. Those attending the forum also are invited to a pizza party beforehand from 6 to 6:45pm at the church.

new Oct 1 Monday 7-8:30pm, Anaheim: Housing is a Human Right: Collaboration & Execution @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim-UUCA, 511 S Harbor Blvd
Take part in Peace Builders OC campaign to put a funding measure on the ballot for housing to end homelessness. Strategize for rapid response to unfolding developments. Increase capacity for change through trainings. To see the schedule for the meetings, refer to the calendar at  website: summerofthepeople.org/

new Oct 1 Monday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: no fear OC network General Committee Meeting @ Youth on The Move, 1850 E 17th St, Ste 103
no fear OC network is an educational production program that is a community based collaborative. The foundation of no fear OC network is health & education. The purpose of the network is to create reunions & rebuild bridges thereby critically examining & dismantling FEAR - False Evidence Appearing Real - within communities in order to rebuild a more nurturing tomorrow. In this first meeting, organizers will present an overview of the network & what programs have taken effect & proposed. If this network seems of interest please, please let organizers know about other programs you'd like to participate in. To learn more about no fear OC network check out Facebook page: www.facebook/nfn.2018

new Oct 2 Tuesday 4:30-7pm, Orange: RESULTS: The Power to End Poverty @ First Christian Church of Orange/Disciples of Christ, 1130 E. Walnut Avenue
RESULTS is a movement of passionate, committed everyday people. Together they use their voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty.
4:30-5PM: Social Time 5-6PM: Webinar 6-7PM: Action and Strategy Come late or leave early if you need to. Feel free to bring dinner with you or a snack to share. For more information, contact: Michelle Harris-Gloyer via email: revharrisgloyer@gmail.com

new Oct 2 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Irvine: Zero Weeks Screening and Panel Discussion @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy.
Just recently, Rep. Mimi Walters introduced a bill that would undermine paid sick days. The bill, while it claims to expand flexibility for workers it, in fact, would rob employees of their rights under state and local law to earn paid sick days and use them as needed - and will give employers the power to decide when, whether, for what reason and at what cost employees can use their paid time off. aid leave crisis and the cost of doing nothing, followed by a panel discussion at the Irvine United Congregational Church. If you would like more information about the event, contact us at otniel@occet.org. Otherwise, please share with your friends, family, and coworkers.Disclaimer: this is 501(C)3 nonpartisan event. Additional details: facebook.com/events/255607821746412

new Oct 2 Tuesday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Concerned Citizens: 11th Annual Supreme Ct Review (+Q&A and preview): "It's Now Roberts' Court, Shifting (Further) Right" UCI constit'l law Prof Manoj Mate @ Clubhouse 7 (not within security gate)
Activists should know Supreme Ct's worst 5-4 rulings in 2018 that a Justice Kavanaugh will extend on steroids; to learn at 11th annual S.Ct. term talk (and preview), including: Crippled public sector unions. Denied workers' collective action, forced individual arbitration. Ducked partisan gerrymanders. Presumed "good faith" in redistricting. Let states purge voters for not voting. Let baker refuse to serve gay men's wedding. Upheld anti-Muslim travel ban. Barred Calif. law requiring anti-fraud sign disclosing anti-abortion "clinic" has no doctors and how to find a provider.
It's Concerned Citizens' most popular talk each year after UCI Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky gave the first in 2008. In 2017 he left for UC Berkeley, but UCI Law's SCotUS stars stepped in. Speaking Oct. 2 is UCI constit'l law Prof. Manoj Mate, who taught at Harvard and Berkeley the last 2 years.
Court appointees of Pres. Bush and Trump typify a decades-long Federalist Society plan to find, groom, appoint and promote right-wing judges at all levels. At this Oct. 2 event, progressives can learn and better articulate in more detail how SCotUS impacts public policy and regular folks' day-to-day lives - even more than Congress, and the Exec. Branch. Hope to see you there, with friends.
For a printable event flyer with more details, click here: cclwv1.wixsite.com/mysite/meeting-flyer. Members free, guests $3. Doors open 6:30. More info: Jonathan, 949-581-2178. Host club website: Click link just above.

new Oct 3 Wednesday 3:30-5:30pm, Santa Ana: Follow Your Ballot @ 1300 South Grand Avenue | Building C
Your vote counts! But just how does it get counted in Orange County? You now have an inkling of what the Registrar of Voters achieves for any given election in Orange County. Many people are out there working to pave the path to the polls. Come see what happens past the point where you make your mark. It's the story of making your voice heard. Tour the workings of Registrar's Office to see where all the votes go and how they're kept safe. See how OC ROV makes voting access easy and equitable for all. Learn how votes are collected from early voting sites, how to track your vote-by-mail ballot on its way to be counted, and why the process is air-gapped, paper-trailed, risk-limiting-audited, and signature-checked. Let voters know that you know what happens to their vote after Election Day. It'll give them the confidence to cast it in the first place. From data science to traffic conditions to social change, the process integrates at the heart of democracy.

new Oct 3 (1st Wednesdays) 7:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Pride Community and Monthly Board Meeting @ OC Pride, 414 W 4th St, Ste K
OC Pride Community & Board Mtg will include discussion of upcoming events and hearing from attendees. Bring Your Awesome Ideas and Help Make Orange County LGBT Pride 2019 one of the best yet.

new Oct 4 Thursday 5:30-6:30pm, Irvine: Free Speech On The FWY @ Overpass by Yale and I-5 Freeway
It's time to breath bad air in the pursue to bring some fresh air to Washington DC! Aren't you tired of catching Mimi Walters' ads on YouTube and everywhere else, all the time? Well, here is a quick (and much cheaper) grassroots response. The plan is to make sure that the many people stuck everyday in traffic are reminded that there is an election on Nov 6, that Mimi votes with Trump and that a bunch of people stand with Katie! Join the group; it will be quick and fun. With 2 large banners, maybe 3, people are needed to help hold them up. Lots of paring here: Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, 4861 Michelson Dr, which is close the overpass.

new Oct 4 Thursday 5:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Fundraising Reception Supporting Valerie Amezcua's Re-Election Santa Ana Unified School District Board @ La Santa Modern Cantina, 220-B E 3rd St
Fundraising Reception in Support of SAUSD School Board President Valerie Amezcua. Thank you to event hosts: Norma Garcia Guillen, Esq., Nancy Gonzalez, Daniel Griset, and Eduardo Lara, Ph.D. Suggested Contribution Levels: $50 Ally, $125 Friend, $250 Supporter, $500 Cohost, $1000 Host, $2000 Champion. Contribute Online at:   www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/ValerieAmezcua RSVP: Daisy@PSCcampaigns.com or call (562) 491-1318.  Contributions to Valerie Amezcua for School Board 2018 ID#1365428 are not deductible for state or federal income tax purposes.

new Oct 4 Thursday 6-8pm, Brea: 2018 Brea City Council Candidate Forum @ Brea Civic Cultural Center, 1 Civic Center Cir
Members of the public are invited to attend the 2018 Brea City Council Candidate Forum hosted by the Brea Chamber of Commerce and facilitated by the North Orange County League of Women Voters. This evening is not intended to be a debate among the candidates but rather a forum for the candidates to share their positions on key issues with the public. Light refreshments will be served.

new Oct 4 Thursday 6:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC: Preparing for the Propositions with League of Women Voters @ Congregation  B'nai Tzedek, 9669 Talbert Ave
Join the DCWOC and representatives from the League of Women Voters to learn more about propositions upcoming on the Nov ballot. At issue are bonds dealing with housing, water infrastructure, and hospitals; gasoline and property taxes; and regulations addressing employment, dialysis costs, and animal welfare. How will you vote?  DCWOC includes Huntington & Sunset Beach, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Seal Beach, Stanton, Westminster, Costa Mesa, and Midway City. Snacks! Handouts! Good conversation! Great information! Membership encouraged, but not required. This is a new location for the club's meeting! Ample parking behind the building. For info call Phil at 310-871-2083.

new Oct 4 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC Ballot Measure Meeting @ Sizzler, 1401 N Harbor Blvd
Join DNOC's monthly meeting for a discussion on the state-wide ballot measures!

new Oct 4 Thursday 7-9pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Undergrounding Forum Project Plan @ City Hall Council Chambers, 505 Forest Ave
The City of Laguna Beach has proposed a November 2018 Ballot Measure P that asks voters to weigh in on imposing a 1% sales tax increase for a period of 25 years. Funds would be used primarily for undergrounding utilities but could also be used for related and complementary projects. To inform and clarify the financial and other impacts which the Ballot Measure may cause, LBBC and Transition Laguna Beach are proposing an Undergrounding Forum that will present information in support of and opposition to Ballot Measure P in a neutral setting to be moderated by The League of Women Voters of Orange Coast.

new Oct 4 Thursday 7:30-9:30pm, Santa Ana: Kick out ICE coalition @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St #200
upstairs next to the Frida Cinema and above Wursthaus. There is metered parking on 4th Street, but we recommend you park in the parking structure behind our space which is accessible off of 5th St, between French and Bush. Upon accessing the pay lot off 5th Street, go to the structure on the left and park on the second floor since there is a door that leads directly to our building space.

new Oct 5 Friday 1:30-3:30pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club Postcard Writing @ Clubhouse 1 Dining Room 2
This time the group will be writing to low propensity Democratic voters, urging them to VOTE! Join group leader Mary Ribando and other friendly LWDC members for writing, chatting and some light refreshments. All supplies provided. RSVP to marytribando@aol.com

new Oct 5 Friday 5-6pm, Laguna Woods: Resist! protest @ corner of El Toro and Carlota in front of In 'N Out Burger

new Oct 5 Friday 5-8:30pm, Huntington Beach: Postcards and Potluck and Politics with HB Huddle @ Sea-Aira Mobile Estate, 6241 Warner Ave
As election approaches, there are plenty of postcards to write to registered voters. Come write to help GOTV or to let your representatives know what's on your mind. All paper goods and bottled water will be supplied. Bring a dish and invite a friend to join the group. See you all there!

new Oct 6 Saturday 8pm, Santa Ana: Democratic Socialists of America OC: Libertarian Socialist Caucus Meeting @ Taqueria Tapatia, 202 S Bristol St

new Oct 6 Saturday 8-10pm, Fullerton: Hibbleton Gallery Screening: An Unreasonable Man @ 223 W Sante Fe Ave
For the month of Oct, Hibbleton Gallery will host a film series entitled "Making America Great: Profiles of American Activists." The series is curated by Bam Paul (founder of the Free Discussion Society). All screenings  are FREE. The first film is An Unreasonable Man (2006). Filmmakers Henriette Mantel and Steve Krovan examine the notable career of activist and consumer advocate Ralph Nader. Using a blend of archival film footage and interviews, they chronicle his many accomplishments as well as his controversial bids for the presidency in 1996, 2000 and 2004.

new Oct 6 Saturday 9:30am-2:30pm, Santa Ana: Sikh Coalition Awareness Presenter Training @ The Delhi Center, 505 E Central Ave
This training is for dynamic and engaging community members willing to deliver Sikh Awareness presentations in their local communities in response to a growing demand. Volunteers are expected to be willing to conduct a minimum of two trainings/year. For more information or questions, please contact Inderpeet Kaur: inderpreet@sikhcoalition.org.

new Oct 6 Saturday 10am-2pm, Anaheim: Youth Take Back Anaheim! @ 739 S Chantilly St
Join the fight against special interests, take local government back, and build the community! The Latinx Young Democrats of Orange County, Saddleback Young Democrats, Orange County High School Democrats, and College Democrats of CSUF will be canvassing for progressive, pro-public school candidates. These candidates include Annemarie Trejo, Al Jabbar, Ashleigh Aitken, Ryan Ruelas, Dr. Jose F. Moreno, and Juan Alvarez. Breakfast will be provided before and BBQ will be provided after the walk

new Oct 6 Saturday 12:15-1:45pm, Anaheim: Anaheim Democratic Club @ Haskett Branch Library, 2650 W Broadway
Speakers: Political Director for Gil Cisnero's CD-39 campaign, Martin Gabriel Medrano, will provide updates on the campaign. Monika Broome will lead discussion of the multiple statewide initiatives. Local measures J, K, and L will be up for discussion and UNITE-HERE will participate.

new Oct 6 Saturday 1-4pm, Santa Ana: What About ADUs? Come find out from BIMBY and People For Housing @ Salgado Community Center, 20 Civic Center Plz
Build In My Backyard, or #BIMBY, leads the movement to create a strong affordable housing market in Orange County by offering free educational workshops to homeowners seeking to build an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) or granny flat in their backyard. The #BIMBY team serves a diverse range of individuals, from homeless to future homebuyers to current homeowners, with educational programs across the entire spectrum of housing issues. These workshops are led by local Housing and ADU Practitioners (Lenders, Brokers, Designers, Architects, etc.) While this event is for homeowners, it provides reserved limited seats for Real Estate professionals who are asked to sit toward the back of the room. Printed Accessory Dwelling Units materials are limited. Please email info@buildinmybackyard.com for seating reservation.

new Oct 7 Sunday 11:30am, Huntington Beach: Military Families Speak Out & Veterans for Peace: Arlington West Display & March @ Huntington Beach, Pacific Coast Hwy and 6th St
It's been 17 Years of War in Afghanistan! Organizers will again be setting up the Arlington West display on the sands of Huntington Beach. After setup, at 11:30am, join the solemn march from Arlington West Memorial, down the pier and back. March will feature US and Afghanistan draped coffins, signs, taps, folded flags, posters and memorial markers. Pariticipants are needed to hold props and be seen! Every month members of VFP chapter 110 set-up a memorial to honor and bring awareness to the community of those who have died while serving our country in Iraq and Afghanistan and to bring awareness about continuing wars in the Middle East. The public must be reminded of these ongoing conflicts and their costs to the nation and its families, and also to continue to talk to, support and help the many Marines, Soldiers, Sailors, Veterans, family members and concerned others that come by. Organizers and volunteers meet up the beach at 7:30am for set-up of the field of crosses and other items. Depending upon number of helpers, this can take 45 minutes or up to two hours. Take down will likely start  breakdown at about 3pm. If you have questions contact Jeff at jeff.mfso@earthlink.net or call/text  562-522-4241.

new Oct 7 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC: Lisa Pedersen of the Poor People's Campaign @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is uniting people all across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation's distorted morality. Find out how you can get involved.   Lisa Pedersen is the founder of Peace Builders of Orange County. She is a human rights activist and advocates with various grassroots organizations in Southern California and Mexico on issues stemming from social economic injustice and racial discrimination. On December 4, 2017, she and several others kicked off the Poor People's Campaign in Orange County and is a steering committee member and co-chair for the group.   The GPOC County Council meeting will immediately follow the General Meeting. All attendees are welcome to stay and view the business aspects of running the Green Party during the County Council meeting. https://greenpartyoc.wordpress.com/coming-events/

Oct 8 Monday 9am-11:59pm: First Day Vote-by-Mail Ballots are Available by California 45th @ California 45th.
Today is the first day vote by mail ballots are available. Sample ballots will be sent out starting September 27, 2018. Additional details: facebook.com/events/2123869117870796

new Oct 8 Monday 6-8:30pm, Mission Viejo: Democratic Region 18 Fall/Winter Executive Board @ Norman P Murray Community Ctr, 24932 Veterans Way
Topics: ADEM 2019 Information. Guest Speaker - Senator Josh Newman. Menu - Turkey Tacos. Please bring drinks, fruit, or a dessert to share. Please RSVP. Time will be spent wisely, filling out postcards to mail to voters.

new Oct 8 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Provided with RSVP: Meet & Greet for Sherri Loveland for Tustin City Council @ Home of Louise Baxter/Address with RSVP
Sherri is a write-in candidate for City Council and will share her reasons for launching her campaign. Please RSVP at facebook.com/events/898430997023983/ To make a donation, visit sherriloveland.com/donate/

new Oct 8 Monday 7pm, Solana Beach: San Onofre Green: 1960s Style Protest Rally for Safer Storage at San Onofre @ Belly Up, 143 S Cedros Ave
There will be live music, comedy and passionate people talking about the radioactive waste problems at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (S.O.N.G.S.). Learn what YOU can do to help create the change concerned citizens want to see. Speakers include: Admiral Len Hering, USN (Ret), Becky Mendoza, Action Sports Attorney with Changing Tides Foundation, Jim Bunch, Chairman of U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce, Cathy Iwane, Fukushima Evacuee, Ian Cairns, Former Champion Surfer, Councilmember Pam Patterson, Esq., San Juan Capistrano, among others. Performers: Iron Sage Wood, featuring Rob Machado, The Shift, Karlos Paez of B Side Players and more. Help protect the beautiful California coast! Join the rally to demand Safer Storage of nuclear waste. Come out and lend your voice to this important issue and the event organizers will provide the inspiration and tools you need to personally take action. Seating is limited and is reserved by email to Chelsi@samuellawrencefoundation.org.  For general admission please RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1027284784120735/ The Belly Up is a 21+ venue. For more information about this issue, visit http://www.sanclementegreen.org/

new Oct 8 Monday 7-8:30pm, Anaheim: Housing is a Human Right: Collaboration & Execution @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Anaheim, 511 S Harbor Blvd
Take part in this campaign to put a funding measure on the ballot for housing to end homelessness. Strategize for rapid response to unfolding developments. Increase capacity for change through trainings. To see the schedule for the meetings, refer to the calendar at website: https://summerofthepeople.org

new Oct 9 Tuesday 9:30am, Irvine: Nuns on the Bus - Lobby Visit and Rally @ Office of Rep. Walters, 3333 Michelson Dr.
Nuns on the Bus are headed  to Southern CA! Their goal is to hold elected officials accountable to undo the damage of the 2017 Tax Law and instead work for reasonable revenue for responsible programs. flyer networklobby.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/IrvineNOTB2018.pdf.
Nuns on the Bus: the Tax Justice Truth Tour is traveling from California to Mar-a-Lago ahead of the 2018 midterms to hold elected officials accountable for their votes in favor of the 2017 Tax Law and attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The current tax policy hurts our communities while giving handouts to the wealthiest in the nation. It's critical to work for just tax policies that mend the gaps! You can view Nuns on the Bus entire schedule and RSVP on the website. RSVP to any of these events here.

new Oct 9 Tuesday 4pm, Irvine: Take action! ICE out of UCI @ UCI flag poles
Join us at the UCI flag poles to caravan to the Irvine City Council Meeting.   NO HATE POLITICS IN IRVINE!!   Two weeks ago, dozens of Irvine residents and UCI students, alongside supporters, packed the Irvine City council meeting to denounce the Mayor's effort to have the city join an anti-immigrant, anti-sanctuary political stunt.   Community members made clear they overwhelmingly support the California Values Act, which ensures that local and state resources aren't used to separate immigrant families!! Now the Mayor wants to join a groups of white supremacists calling in cities to endorse the politics of hate and fear.   Irvine residents demanded the city stay on the right side of history and to never putting this consideration on the agenda ever again!   Irvine City Council is yet again attempting to pass a resolution against California's values of sanctuary, keeping families together, and treating immigrant communities with dignity and respect.   Last time, we told Mayor Wagner if he tried this again, we'd be back! SEE YOU THERE!!

new Oct 9 Tuesday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC General Mtg: Mini-Town Hall, Special Speaker @ San Juan Hills Golf Club, 32120 San Juan Creek Rd
POLITICAL SATIRE SKIT; "The Two Undecideds"
Mini-Town Hall with Congressional candidates Mike Levin & Harley Rouda; special appearance by Insurance Commissioner candidate, Ricardo Lara; Political Satire Skit "The Two Undecideds." Tickets are limited and are required; purchase them here. Attendance is open to all current and prospective members of DWSOC. Donate Wine, Invest in the Future - Bring wine donations (valued $20 or more) to this meeting for the group's Wine Toss fundraiser during the Election Night Party!
Or email fundraising@dwsoc.org to arrange for drop-off/pick-up. Donations will benefit the DWSOC 2019 Scholarship Fund.

new Oct 9 Tuesday 5:45-9pm, Irvine: RISE UP 2: for SB54 California Values Act @ Irvine City Hall, 1 Civic Center Plz,
URGENT!!! The City of Irvine has put forward on the next City of Irvine's council meeting or the city to discuss CA State Senate Bill 54. This would remove Irvine as a Sanctuary City. Irvine is one of the most diverse cities in the country, home to the Global Village Festival and the Irvine Korean Cultural Festival that welcomes tens of thousands of residents to celebrate its multicultural richness. A strong diverse population is what has made Irvine a great city, where nearly 60% are either foreign born or are the children of foreign born. Sanctuary cities protect the public and help police because all residents are able to call police and come forward as witnesses without fear for their legal status. When communities members are afraid, everyone is at risk. Please attend to show your support for Irvine's strong diversity, this multicultural community and for police!

new Oct 9 Tuesday 7-9:30pm, Huntington Beach: Meet & Greet in Support of Duke Nguyen for OC Sheriff @ Address provided with RSVP
All are welcome. Ceviche, salsa and other goodies provided. RSVP to ash@nguyenforsheriff.com949/307-7562 Contribute securely online at https:/www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/DukeNguyen

new Oct 10 Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm, Anaheim: Join Mayor Tom Tait in Support of Anaheim Mayor Pro-Tem Jose Moreno @ Anaheim White House Restaurant, 887 S Anaheim Blvd
Please join Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait for a fundraising reception in support of Dr. Jose. F. Moreno for Anaheim City Council. Suggested Contributions:
People Power $50; Forward Together $250; Co-Host $500; Host $2000. Checks should be made payable to: Dr. Jose Moreno for Anaheim City Council 2018. RSVP: Karen Hinks at hinkskaren@gmail.com. Donations may be made here

new Oct 10 Wednesday 6-8pm, Fullerton: League of Women Voters of North OC Candidate Forum: Shana Charles for School Board @ Fullerton School District offices, 1401 W. Valencia Dr.
Come watch the Fullerton School Board candidates in a live debate! Hosted by the League of Women Voters of North Orange County.

[changed] Oct 10 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club Endorsement Meeting @ 429 Cypress Dr.
Changed to Oct 11

new Oct 10 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Tustin: Climate Reality: Orange County Chapter Planning Meeting @ REI, 2962 El Camino Real
This month's planning meeting makes OC for Climate Action's transition to Climate Reality: Orange County Chapter official. The merged organization will be bigger, better, and stronger. Those joining Climate Reality from OCCA will be able to continue doing what OC for Climate Action has been doing for the past four years: events, advocacy campaigns, and partnerships. There will also be opportunities to "grow the circle" of climate activism by doing public presentations utilizing the resources of The Climate Reality Project. This meeting will introduce the leadership team and their roles. Linda Kraemer will present Al Gore's powerful climate presentation "Truth in Ten." Also included: updates on the public awareness event on plastic, scheduled for October 27, and progress on Community Choice Energy (CCE).

new Oct 10 Wednesday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club: Local Candidates, Ballot Measures @ Laguna Woods Village Clubhouse 3
Meet local candidates, includng club member Mike Gaskins running for El Toro Water District; CarolMo ore, Joe Rainey and Judith Troutman running for Laguna Woods City Council; Barbara Schulman and Dan Walsh for Saddleback Valley Unified School Board. Agenda includes discussion of the eleven Ballot Measures and handout on eleven ballot measures! Meeting will also include Club business, Legislative Action, refreshments and a raffle. 6:30pm in the lobby for membership, voter registration, and club volunteer opportunities. Please bring nonperishable food or cash for donation to South County Outreach and bring recyclable cans and bottles for Cathy Aubert!

new Oct 11 Thursday 11am, Irvine: Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties 2018 Luncheon @ Irvine Marriott, 18000 Von Karman Ave
The program, "Celebrating Fearless Voices", will feature Patt Morrison, two-time Pulitzer prize winning journalist, Emmy winning broadcaster, LA Times columnist, and NPR/KPCC radio host. For more information, including sponsorship details, and to purchase ticket(s), visit weareplannedparenthood.org/onlineactions/h2S2wq-JF06VuONHMsiUHg2. There are many possibilities to show appreciation for Sponsors and organizers will contact you to customize your benefits and recognition. Please call 714/922-4145 if you have any questions or would like to make your gift over the phone. A sponsor's reception is scheduled for 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Fashion Island Hotel, Newport Beach.

new Oct 11 Thursday 6-8pm, Irvine: DSA Socialist Feminist Committee Meeting @ 2700 Alton Pkwy
Join the Socialist Feminist Committee of Democratic Socialists America-OC in discussing a leftist vision of feminism in Orange County! Discussion will include current events, future courses of action, and the news of the day. Spend some time with your feminist comrades!

new Oct 11 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Tustin: Meet and Greet for Sherri Loveland, Candidate for Tustin City Council @ Home of Louise Baxter, Address with RSVP
Opportunity to meet Sherri Loveland, write-in candidate for Tustin City Council, hear why she has chosen to run and how to support her campaign. Learn more about her contributions and service to the community through multiple volunteer positions at sherriloveland.com/ RSVP to SherriForTustin@gmail.com for address.

new Oct 11 Thursday 6:30pm, Santa Ana: ACLU SoCal Ballot Review @ ACLU SoCal office, 1851 E First St
With less than 4 weeks til Election Day, voters are receiving their ballots in the mail this week. ACLU SoCal invites voters to bring their sample ballot to this event, where ACLU staff will go over the November 6th General Election ballot and share ACLU's positions on important statewide ballot measures and discuss down ballot races in OC. RSVP at https://goo.gl/U6G7WL

new Oct 11 Thursday 7pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club Meeting: Meet the Candidates-Write Postcards @ 429 Cypress Dr
This month's meeting will be an opportunity to get to know the club's endorsed City Council candidates Ann Christoph, Toni Iseman and Judie Mancuso, and State Assembly candidate Cottie Petrie-Norris during the Club's Postcard Writing Campaign to get out the vote. Hand written notes have proven to be one of the most effective ways to get voters to the polls. Studies have shown that personal messages to voters can make a huge difference and increase voter turnout rates. All you need to do is bring colored pencils, markers, a book or roll of 35 cent stamps and let your creativity flow. Invite friends too!  Food and refreshments will be served. Targeted lists from the Harley Rouda and Cottie campaigns or you can send cards to your personal contacts.  You may RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/263248870969117/

new Oct 11 Thursday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Santa Ana Unified School Board Candidates Forum @ Latino Health Access, 450 W 4th St, Ste 130
Resilience Orange County, Santa Ana Building Healthy Communities, Latino Health Access, and Voice of OC are hosting a candidates forum for Santa Ana Unified School Board candidates so that community members can better understand the role that School Board members play and how it impacts Santa Ana students and youth. The organizations that are hosting this forum are 501 c(3) non-profits that do not endorse candidates or political parties.

new Oct 12 Friday 9-10:30am, Irvine: Bagels with Betty Yee in Support of Farrah Khan for Irvine City Council @ 7 Banyan Tree Lane
Hosted by: Former Irvine Mayor Beth Krom and Fran Sdao. Suggested Contribution levels: $490 Champion; $300 Sponsor; $250 Host, $125 Supporter. Contribute Online: https://secure.campaigncontributions.net/56420/Contribute-to-Farrah-Khan  RSVP to FarrahforIrvine@gmail.com

new Oct 12-13 Friday-Saturday, Anaheim: American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee National Convention @ Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort, 1855 S Harbor Blvd
Hundreds of Arab-Americans will network and learn about the issues affecting the Arab American community. Panels will feature prominent journalists, activists, writers and thinkers. On Sat Oct 13, the Alex Odeh Memorial Gala with the theme “Activate.Empower.Build” will feature special speaker Sean Penn, actor and human rights activist. Time: 6pm. For more info, contact adcocounty@gamile.com or call 714/352-0506.  Purchase tickets online at www.adc.org.

new Oct 13 Saturday 10am, Santa Ana: Orange County Peace Coalition Monthly Meet @ Law Offices of Frank Barbara, 1111 N Broadway
Join OCPC this Saturday at 10 am for a productive morning of work to bring close the end of wars. Take a stand for peace and justice. This month you will hear the latest on the Poor Peoples Campaign. EVERYONE WELCOME! Bring a Friend. Contact Pat Alviso & Jeff Merrick, Military Families Speak Out. www.mfso.org  or 562-833-8035
Email quitetherebel@hotmail.com

new Oct 13 Saturday 11:30am-2:30pm, Costa Mesa: Super Paseo Distrito/Super District Walk for Arlis Reynolds and Manny Chavez @ 1015 W 18th St
¿Usted puede hablar español? Great! Now is the time to use those skills. Come join this District Walk for Arlis Reynolds and Manny Chavez, two amazing hometown Costa Mesa City Council candidates. Supporters will be canvassing along side their friends and family and Manny's mom wants to have everyone over for a cookout afterward! Duke Nguyen, candidate for OC Sheriff, will also be in attendance. Duke is a Vietnamese immigrant with 26 years of law enforcement experience. His opponent is a renown ICE collaborator. The group will also be canvassing for Harley Rouda (CA48) and Cottie Petrie-Norris (AD74) to round out the Democratic slate. This event brought to you by OC Organizing Crew and Civic Sundays. DM for more details.

Oct 13 Saturday 9:30-2pm, Irvine: Faith & Works 2018 - A Just World for All @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Parkway
What is "a Just World for All"? How can we influence public policy from a moral-ethical perspective? Event offers dynamic speakers and hands-on training workshops that will equip you to make a difference! Lunch provided (donation). Adjourn at 2pm. Whoever you are... wherever you are on life's journey... you're welcome here! Info at www.iucc.org 949/733-0220.

new Oct 13 Saturday 10am-2pm, Santa Ana: Planned Parenthood #PinkOutCA Phone Bank Action & Volunteer Appreciation Party
Join with Planned Parenthood Advocates across CA to #PinkOutCA a very special day of #ACTION in honor of Planned Parenthood's Birthday! Participants will be celebrating by taking action and calling voters all over Orange and San Bernardino Counties to remind them what's at stake during the upcoming election.  After the phone bank action, a party will celebrate participants as amazing Planned Parenthood Advocates, including free Planned Parenthood swag, including t-shirts, canvass tote bags, bandanas and more! It's your voice. It's your vote. It's your election. Take hold of it. Register here.

new Oct 13 Saturday 10am-3pm, San Clemente: CA Democratic Party Progressive Caucus Day of Action for AD 73/SD 36 @ Adele's at the San Clemente Inn, 2600 Ave Del Presidente
Join the Progressive Caucus of the California Democratic Party, Team Rhinehart and Team Castellano for a "Day of Action" canvass and literature drop in Mission Viejo/Aliso Viejo! Please RSVP here: https://secure.ngpvan.com/vI3yCnEU7UqA58jDWasU7A2

new Oct 13 Saturday 2-7pm, Santa Ana: El Centro Cultural de Mexico: El Mercadito Carrusel @ El Centro Cultural De Mexico, 837 North Ross Street
El Mercadito Carrusel es la celebración de Cultura, Talento y Creatividad Comunitaria. Tu espacio comunitario de comercio equitativo en Santa Ana. Te invitamos cada segundo Sabado del mes a un espacio Celebrativo, Expresivo, Familiar, Solidario con mucha Cultural y Artesania. El Mercadito Carrusel is the celebration of Culture, Talent and Community Creativity, your community space for equitable commerce in Santa Ana. The public is invited every second Sat of the month to a space that is Celebratory, Expressive, Family friendly, Solidarity with a lot of Culture and Artisanal Crafts.

new Oct 13 Saturday 6pm, Anaheim: American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee: Alex Odeh Memorial Gala @ Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort, 1855 S Harbor Blvd
The event's theme is "Activate. Empower. Build." Special guest speaker is Sean Penn, actor and human rights activist. Purchase tickets online at www.adc.org For more info adcocounty@gmail.com or 714/352-0506

new Oct 13 Saturday 3pm-1am, Anaheim: The Awakening - March for Human Rights, Mother Earth, Social Justice @ Pearson Park, 400 N Harbor Blvd, to Start (See Schedule below)
Organized by StarTribe Alliance and Camp Hope. Occupy Orange County, March for our environment, March for Human Rights, March for Mother Nature, March for Justice for all, March for Living Wages, March for Rent Control, March for our homeless Brothers and Sisters, March for Health Care for All, March for the Land of the free, and the Home of the Brave, March for a Cause, March and be Active. Bring signs, instruments, your voices and friends!! PEOPLES MIC + Concert afterward featuring:-Conscious/activist hip-hop by Alais Clay (https://alaisclay.com/) Organic-electronic improv music/cypher with Gaia Experiment, Beats with Dj EDM Lou Noble, Soul flow w/ Ashley Willfire (Willfire Music), More TBA. Rally at Pearson park at 3pm, then March to Anaheim City Hall, then 5pm-7pm at the Doll Hut, 107 S. Adams St. Anaheim, then 9pm - 1am at The Rush Bar & Grill, 23532 El Toro Rd. #24 Lake Forest.

new Oct 13 Saturday 6-7pm, Irvine: Gabby Giffords Comes to UC Irvine for the #VoteSaveLives Tour @ Langston Library, Univ of CA Irvine
#VoteSaveLives Tour members are taking to the streets and speaking to encourage voters to march to the polls to elect leaders who will keep everyong safe. Join the Giffords #VoteSaveLives Tour as it pushes the momentum forward all the way to Election Day. Hosts Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly will be joined by artists, performers, speakers, students, community members, candidates, and activists to keep the conversation going. RSVP here for the event and Sign up at http://votesavelives.org/ to learn how you can receive news, updates, and ways to get involved along the way.

new Oct 13 Saturday 8-10pm, Fullerton: Hibbleton Art Gallery Screening Free Angela & All Political Prisoners @ 223 W Sante Fe Ave
For the month of Oct, Hibbleton Gallery will host a film series entitled "Making America Great: Profiles of American Activists." The series is curated by Bam Paul (founder of the Free Discussion Society). All screenings are FREE. For this screening, the film is  Free Angela & All Political Prisoners (2012). The documentary chronicles the life of young college professor Angela Davis. The film examines how her social activism got her name on the FBI's 10 most wanted list and how she became an international political icon.

new Oct 15 Monday 6pm, Santa Ana: Poor People's Campaign OC Monthly Meeting @ Youth-on-the-Move, Inc Hqt, 1850 E 17th St #103
Purpose of the Poor People's Campaign: It is national call for moral revival through uniting people across the country to challenge the evils of systematic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation's distorted reality. Regular meetings are the 3rd Monday of every month.   What to expect: Discuss the Poor People's Campaign & how to unify communities by calling in individuals and groups to join in breaking the cycle of poverty. In addition, agenda will build upon Phase II of Poor People's Campaign movement. There is a lot of free parking back behind the building.
For those who are unable to make this meeting, please join Lisa Pederson on a quick 30-minute call to recap and to share your feedback. Call Time: Friday, Oct 19, 10am,  Call In Information: Dial: 646-876-9923; Meeting ID: 543 810 6340. If it asks you for another prompt, simply select "#"

new Oct 15 Monday 6-8pm, Irvine: Olive Tree Initiative Welcome Back Event @ UCI, Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Rm 1517
Organizers cordially invite you to the Olive Tree Initiative's annual event at the start of the academic year. Join OTI for an evening of fun and refreshments and hear from OTI's most recent delegation of student diplomats who have returned from their experiential learning trips to the Middle East and East Coast. The evening will provide for a great opportunity to engage with the newest Olive Tree alumni as well as hear from the prospective next generation of OTI students. If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact Lailalmdelgad@uci.edu

new Oct 15 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Newport Beach: Imagine Action OC: Night of Action & Ballot Party @ 120 Newport Center Dr
Bring your ballot or sample ballot, your questions and 3 friends to discuss candidates and propositions over pizza, salad and dessert! You'll hear from experts on propositions. For those of you who will get inspired to jump into action, there will be a chance to phone bank and text and/or write postcards to voters to insure a massive blue vote!

new Oct 15 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Laguna Niguel: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club @ Faith Episcopal Church, 27802 El Lazo
Meeting agenda will inlcude presentations on: Midterms Ballot Measures, Assembly District Election Meetings (Delegate Elections), ANDC Club Elections.

new Oct 15 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Anaheim: OC Young Democrats Ruth Bader Ginsburg Evening on Law & Politics @ Chance Theater, 5522 E La Palma Ave
OCYD has named its Second Annual Evening on Law and Politics in honor of Justice Ginsburg. The event will focus on the Trump Supreme Court and the impact the Court's move to the right will have on Americans' rights. With Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation looming, there is no more timely or important topic than learning about how the new Court will impact civil rights, and how best to fight to protect civil rights in Trump's America. Distinguished panelists and constitutional law experts will participate: Professor Rebecca Brown of USC Gould School of Law, Professor Lawrence Rosenthal of Chapman Fowler School of Law, Professor Manoj Mate, Visiting Professor of Law at UC Irvine School of Law. The event will feature catered hors d'oeuvres and a partially-hosted bar featuring beer and wine selections (those above 21 will be given one drink ticket each). Sponsorship opportunities: sponsorships will go towards strengthening OCYD's ability to engage local young individuals in political activism. Sponsorships come with social media recognition, program recognition, and a select number of tickets, depending on the sponsorship level. Justice Sponsor | $1000Barrister Sponsor | $800Solicitor Sponsor | $600Advocate Sponsor | $400 Counselor Sponsor | $200 "Young at Heart Democrat" Ticket | $55 Early Bird | $65 LateYoung Democrat Ticket | $25 Early Bird | $35 LateTo sponsorship the event, or purchase a ticket, and to learn more about sponsorship levels and individual tickets, click here: secure.actblue.com/donate/rbglp

New Oct 16 Tuesday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Progressives of South OC: Will Women Change the Political Dynamic? @ Agostino's By The Sea, 34700 Pacific Coast Hwy, Ste 100
Will activism by women change the political dynamics and save the country? Partisan and non-partisan activist leaders will discuss their efforts and their perceptions about advancing American democratic ideals. RSVP necessary: socprogressives@gmail.com Social hour and dinner 5:30-7, meeting at 7.

new Oct 16 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousins Club of OC Americans for Israeli/Palestinian Peace @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Susan Seely, associate director of the Olive Tree Initiative at U.C. Irvine, will report about her recent trip to Israel, Palestine and Jordan with students who are studying conflict reolution. Discussion will follow. Please join Cousins Club and share your thoughts. The Cousins Club was founded in 1988 to promote justice for the Palestinians and a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The above program is very appropriate for the Club's 30th anniversary. Snacks are welcome. Park in the same parking lot as the Irvine Ranch Water District Offices.  The entrance is on the far left of the parking lot, and "Community Meeting Room" is on the door. It is between the 5 freeway and the 405. Get off the 5 freeway at Sand Canyon and go south to Waterworks Drive, make a U-Turn and turn right into the parking lot. Or exit the 405 freeway at Sand Canyon, go north to Waterworks Drive, and turn right into the parking lot. Annual Cousin Club dues are $10.

new Oct 17 Wednesday noon-2pm, Irvine: Lunch with League: California Ballot Propositions-Pros & Cons @ Back Bay Conference Ctr, 3415 Michelson Dr (above Irvine Lanes)
Presented by the Coast League Speakers' Bureau: For nearly 100 years, voters have trusted the League of Women Voters to provide nonpartisan information about candidates and issues on the ballot. The mission is to help you be an informed voter. Unlike other sources, the League does not present information favoring one party or the other, does not endorse candidates. It simply give you the tools to make an educated decision on your own. Speakers translate complex ballot measures into straightforward language and supply "pro" and "con" arguments for major issues.   This event is open to League members and the general public. All are welcome. Bring a Friend! Buffet lunch. Please RSVP by Sun Oct 14. The cost of the meal is $20; speaker only for $5. Pay with cash or check made out to LWV OC at the door. Please RSVP and select your entree by clicking the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/TP7G8e2NGIIQr8Hw1 After submitting the form, you will have the option to submit additional reservations and/or edit your form. Save the resulting confirmation email to change your entree choice.   If your plans change and you need to cancel, please call 949/51-2212. The League has to pay for unclaimed entrees. If you do not have electronic access you may leave a message at 949/451-2212 with your name and phone number to receive a call back to select your entree. Use this number, also, if you need to cancel. Technical Assistance needed? Email Communications@LWVOrangeCoast.org or call 949/451-2212.

New Oct 17 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Santa Ana Candidates Forum @ Latino Health Access, 450 W 4th St, Ste 130
Resilience Orange County, Santa Ana Building Healthy Communities, Latino Health Access, and Voice of OC are hosting a candidates forum for candidates that are running for city council and for mayor in Santa Ana so that community members can better understand the role they play and how it impacts Santa Ana residents and youth. The organizations that are hosting this forum are 501c(3) non-profits that do not endorse candidates or political parties.

New Oct 18 Thursday 3-5:30pm, San Clemente: 2nd Nuclear Waste Symposium @ 1201 Puerta Del Sol, Suite 100
Hear the real facts about what's in the “cans” and what could come out of them. There will also be a discussion about Independent Real-Time Radiation Monitoring at San Onofre Nuclear Waste site with Joe Moross from Safecast. Discussion will also include the higher radiation readings organizers got on their last visit to San Onofre Nuclear Waste site. There will be lots of time for a real back and forth discussion on both topics, so bring your questions. They will be answered with the best information available. SCE was invited to participate in this symposium, but they declined because they do not want to come out and speak in public until sometime in Nov when the NRC will hold a meeting with their findings from the Sept 10 inspection. Live streaming for this symposium at https://decommission.sanonofre.com/2018/10/community-symposium-on-decommissioning.html

New Oct 18 Thursday 5:30-6:30pm, Tustin: Free Speech On The FWY @ E Santa Clara Ave and I-55
6th time in Tustin! Organizers are ready again to breath bad air in the pursue to bring some fresh one to Washington DC!  So, here is a quick grassroots response and every week the reactions are getting are better and louder. Help make sure that the many people stuck everyday in traffic are reminded that there is an election on Nov 6, that Mimi votes with Trump and that it's time to stand with Katie! This week there will be 3 large banners, maybe 4, and  people are needed to help hold them up. If you have posters, bring them too.
P.S. Go Sherri Loveland!!! Write-in candidate for Tustin City Council.

new Oct 18 Thursday 6:30-8pm, Anaheim: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice @ Parish Hall of St. Boniface Catholic Church
This event will offer Anaheim voters and residents the opportunity to learn more about - and ask questions of - the people hoping to represent them as their mayor. For more information about this forum, please contact CLUE Faith-Rooted Organizer Jeremy Arnold at jarnold@cluejustice.org or (310)-998-7555, or OCCORD Organizer Minerva S. Gomez at minerva@occord.org or (714)-612-5028. CLUE is co-sponsoring this forum with OCCORD, OCCCO, CAIR California, the Arab American Civic Council, Anaheim BROS, and Saint Boniface Catholic Church.

new Oct 18 Thursday 7pm, Santa Ana: Poor Peoples Campaign: Kingian Philosophy on the 6 Principles @ Rubio's Coastal Grill, 2220 E 17th St
Agenda: discuss the King Philosophy regarding Triple Evils, Six Principles of Nonviolence, Six steps of nonviolent social change, and the beloved community. Discussion will be in-depth for each principle. Please bring a journal to record your reflections as they will serve a purpose for you in your life journey. All of the reading material can be found for free by going to: thekingcenter.org/king-philosophy

New Oct 19 Friday 5pm, Garden Grove: 72nd AD Democratic Alliance "Night of Action" for Tom Umberg! @ 12914 Harbor Blvd
Calling all 72nd AD Dem Alliance Members and all those in the 72nd Assembly District to join volunteers to support Tom Umberg for Senate in this "night of action" for his campaign! Dinner, training and phone-banking! Tom is running against a GOP incumbent it's time to power up this race and see he gets across the finish line! For more info please email diana2elisa@gmail.com or umberg4senate@gmail.com  Web site: http://umbergforsenate2018.org

New Oct 19 Friday 7pm, Tustin: OC Organizing Crew: Poetry & Sweets for Betty Valencia @ Kean Coffee, 13681 Newport Ave #14
Event for Betty Valencia, candidate for Orange City Council. Need a break from the negative? Come bask in some amazing young talent and comforting treats. Betty has also agreed to bring her guitar. It's important to help her get elected. She is amazing! Learn about her at the event and here

new Oct 20 Saturday 10:30am-12:30pm, Buena Park: Sikh Open House @ Buena Park Gurdwara, 7122 Orangethorpe Ave
Your local Sikh Community invites you to an open house where Sikh traditions are being showcased to build a better understanding of your neighbours. Meeting as friends from one diverse community, this event is an opportunity to stand together in solidarity, building and celebrating as a united larger family. Program Schedule:10:30 am - 11:30 am Fellowship hour - Come and experience Sikh Traditions and heritage. 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Prayer Service- Sikh prayer followed by addresses from local multi faith leaders. 12:30 pm Community meal (vegetarian Indian food). Register here

new Oct 20 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church & State-OC Present Lubna Yaseen: An Atheist's Escape to Freedom @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Originally from Baghdad, Yaseen was raised under Islam but never shared her family's beliefs. Her online comments about her beliefs earned her death threats and physical assault. In June 2017 she escaped and now lives in San Diego where she is pursuing her master's in engineering. Secular Rescue helped her escape and she is waiting for her asylum claim to be approved. She will share her story for what should be a powerful and interesting discussion. For more info, www.au-oc.org; email mail@au-oc.org or call 714/299-4551.

new Oct 20 Saturday 6-9pm, Garden Grove: 12th Annual Palestine Children's Relief Fund Benefit Dinner: Building Better Lives @ Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim Garden Grove, 12021 Harbor Blv
Join PCRF-Southern California for its 12th annual benefit dinner! The keynote speaker for the evening will be Palestinian attorney and human rights advocate Leemis Deek. She will share her experiences and how NGOs can play a major role in humanitarian relief. Also performing will be the comedian Reem Edan, who will share her hilarious views on the struggle of growing up Arab in America and the struggles of being a woman in LA and beyond. Purchase tickets here

new Oct 20 Saturday 7-11pm, Huntington Beach: Huntington Beach Huddle: Bet On The House Ballot Party & Casino Night @ 6905 Warner Ave, Ste #805
Prizes include A beautiful Get away in Park City Utah, Sports Tickets, Theme Baskets and more! Bring your ballot and have some fun! Whether it's canvassing, phonebanking or writing postcards. Volunteers have been doing all they can to GOTV (Get Out The Vote). Now it's time to come together to fill-out mail-in ballots and take a night off to eat, drink, and play table games for great prizes. After filling-out ballots and having some fun, attendees will create a social media tsunami by taking selfies with favorite favorite candidates and sharing them on social media. $35.00 gets you admittance, play money for casino games, three drink tickets (beer & wine) and a plethora of delicious appetizers. Buy tickets online here $40.00 Extra playing money if you buy your tickets by 10/18/2018!

New Oct 21 Sunday 2-5pm, Santa Ana: Our Voice, Our Vote! Housing, Healthcare, Living Wage @ Civic Center Dr & Ross St
Join Our Revolution OC for a special community event to discuss important issues that will be on the ballot this Nov. Special guest speakers will discuss Housing, Healthcare, and Living Wage initiatives that are crucial to our communities throughout Southern California. The event is FREE and with plenty of food, music, and parking available. Bring out the whole family for a day of community unity and learning! NUESTRA VOZ, NUESTRO VOTO! Tendremos una discusion especial para la comunidad sobre legislacion de Vivienda, Salud Medica, y un Salario Digno en nuestras Comunidades! Este evento es GRATIS y tendremos comida, musica, y estacionamientodisponible. Trae a toda la familia para un dia de unidad comunitaria y aprendizaje!

new Oct 21 Sunday 2:30-4:30pm, Anaheim: OC Section, National Council of Negro Women Inc. Monthly Meeting @ Anaheim Downtown Community Center, 250 East Center St
Join the Orange County Section of the National Council of Negro Women for a fun-filled Monthly Membership Meeting! All are welcome and invited to attend. Feel free to bring a dish or dessert of your choosing for the potluck if you'd like. Members look forward to seeing you there!

New Oct 22 Monday 11:30am-1pm, Orange: Dolores Huerta joins Michelle Duman for ¡VIVA La VOTE ! @ Santiago Canyon College, 8045 E Chapman Ave
Dolores Huerta, American labor leader and Civil Right activist comes to Orange County in a joint event with Michelle V Duman on the last day of Voter Registration in California. Hear from Dolores and Latino elected officials, including Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silve about the power of your vote and how to organize and mobilize for the upcoming elections of Nov 6. ¡Si se Puede!

new Oct 23 Tuesday noon Costa Mesa/5:45pm, Irvine: Election Protection Training Session #2
Join as an Election Protection volunteer to help OC voters at the polls on Election Day. Sign up at protectthevote.net
noon, Costa Mesa @ Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, 695 Town Ctr Dr, 14th Floor
5:45pm, Irvine @ UC Irvine, 401 E Peltason Dr, EDU 113

new Oct 23 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Irvine: Friends of Orange County Detainees, Volunteer Debrief Meeting @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy.
Our volunteer debriefs are a great opportunity to meet other like-minded volunteers. Volunteers are able to discuss their experiences, ask questions, share success stories and challenges, and provide support to one another. Topics covered include setting boundaries, self care, lessons learnt, deportations, and managing the challenges of the immigration system. We highly recommend all volunteers to attend.

New Oct 24 Wednesday 11am, Irvine: Women For: OC - Builing the Working Women's Movement with Ada Briceno & Glynndana Shevlin @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Women today are the key to re-energizing the Labor Movement through Teachers' Unions, Fast Food workers and other minimum wage workers. Join Women For:OC to hear a brief history of the rise and fall of unions and learn from these vibrant speakers how labor, through women, is rising. Ada Briceño has made it her mission to seek justice for her colleagues in the workplace. At age 26, she was elected the first Latina President of Unite Here Local 681. Today she serves as Co-President of Unite Here Local 11. The OC Register featured her as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Orange County in 2014. Briceño is the board chair of Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development, or OCCORD. She led a coalition of OCCORD members, hotel and food service workers, and grassroots activists that won a historic shift to more democratic, by-district city council elections in Anaheim. Glynndana Shevlin has been a Disney worker for 30 years. She has lived in Spokane, WA, Tulsa, OK and St. Louis, MO; she came to CA in 1978 and got involved with the union. Her union work has been a pivotal part of her life and she has worked in a cast member shop store for all of those 30 years. She and her coworkers have won the most amazing contract. Glynndana says that “in all of the 30 years that she has worked for the company she is proud to be a union member and she is proud to be a Disney worker.”

New Oct 24 Wednesday 5-7pm, Anaheim: OC Congregation Community Organization Open House @ OCCCO PICO, 310 W Broadway
This Open House at the OCCCO office will include refreshments and an opportunity to meet staff, board members, and volunteers. Goal is to share the organization's recent work with congregations, leadership development, issue work, and civic engagement in Anaheim, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, and Fullerton. Register here

New Oct 24 Wednesday 5pm, Santa Ana: Study with Pride: A New Queer/Transgender Youth Tutoring Group @ LGBT Center Orange County, 1605 N Spurgeon St
Study with Pride, a tutoring group for LGBTQIA youth ages 13-18, provides youth homework help and tutoring on topics, such as math, science, and writing. Also, snacks in a safe and supportive environment. Study with Pride meets every Wednesday from 5pm-6pm in the Youth Room.

new Oct 25 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Fullerton: Week 1: Sanctuary City, Due Process and Moving Beyond SB54 @ 1231 E Chapman Ave
Join Resilience OC on the first of its 4 week Leadership Trainings: Understanding Immigration Policy & Impacts on North Orange County. The leadership trainings will give an overview of immigration issues including topics; legal rights & advocacy, emergency family planning, immigration enforcement and due process. By attending one or all the sessions, participants will get a deeper understanding of the issues impacting immigrants in Orange County. Participants can build off this knowledge to work towards equity and justice in their communities. Trainings will take place every Thursday from 6:30pm-8:30pm at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (1231 E Chapman Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831. Weekly Topics Include: Oct 25 Sanctuary City, Due Process and Moving Beyond SB 54; Nov 1 Immigration Enforcement in the Community and the funneling of People into Deportation Pipeline; Nov 8 Family Preparedness Planning and Defending Yourself and the Community Against ICE; Nov 15 Constitutional Law Training for Community Members.

New Oct 25 Thursday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: March to the Ballot Box: Welead OC Candidates Rally @ Chapter One: the modern local, 227 N Broadway
Local Elections Matter! Welead OC, with Special Guest, Ada Briceno, Co-President of UNITE HERE Local 11, will lead rally in support for Welead OC's awesome candidates! Betty Valencia - Candidate, Orange City Council, Shayna Lathus - Candidate, Huntington Beach City Council, Tiffany Ackley - Candidate, Aliso Viejo City Council, Linda Zamora - Candidate, OC Water Board Division 1, Michelle Murphy - Candidate, Newport Mesa School Board, Erika Alvarez - Candidate - LAUSD School Board.

New Oct 26 Friday 4-5pm, Laguna Hills: Laguna Woods Resist Vigil @ El Toro and Avenida de la Carlota, in front of In-N-Out
This election is SO important and it's vital to make sure to remind everybody to vote on Nov 6! Join the Laguna Woods Resist every Fri (until Nov 30) from 4 to 5pm.

new Oct 26 Friday 6-9pm, Anaheim: Return To Gaza @ Arab American Community Center, 907 S Beach Blvd
Join Kinder USA for a fundraising event for the children of Palestine. Featured speaker, Dr. Mads Gilbert, Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Tromso, Norway, will give his first hand account of the horrors that took place during 51 day war in Gaza. Dr. Gilbert has authored two books about the last three wars in Gaza. Both will be available for purchase at the close of the program. Arab American Community Center. Admission: $55. Due to graphic images, children under 12 will not be allowed in the theater. Light refreshments and soothing music. Valet Parking Available. All funds raised will go to support KinderUSA's programs in service to the children of Palestine. For more information: bit.ly/DrMadsCalifornia and to register visit secure.kinderusa.org/np/clients/kinderusa/eventRegistration.jsp?event=25&

new Oct 27 Saturday 8am: 2018 General Election Vote Centers - Early Voting - Ballot Drop-off Locations @ Various Locations Listed Below
Voting Service Centers Hours: Oct 27-Nov 2, 8am-5pm; Nov 3-Nov 5, 7am-8pm Services offered in Pre-Election Day Vote Centers: Drive-thru ballot drop-off (at select locations), Secure vote-by-mail ballot drop off,  In-person polling place voting, Replacement ballots, Voter assistance.  Locations: Anaheim City Hall, 200 S. Anaheim Blvd; Located in City Clerk's office, 2nd floor. Visitor parking is available in the City Hall Parking structure. Costa Mesa Senior Ctr, 695 W. 19th St; Located in Meeting Rm 101 inside Costa Mesa Senior Ctr. Parking is located in front of the Senior Center. Fullerton Community Ctr (Drive-thru ballot drop-off), 340 W. Commonwealth Ave; Located in Boardroom. Parking Is located behind the Community Ctr. Huntington Beach Five Points Plaza, 18597 Main St; Located in the shopping center. Parking is located in the adjacent parking lot. Irvine Civic Center (Drive-thru ballot drop-off), 1 Civic Center Plaza; Located in Conference and Training Ctr, past reception desk on first floor. Parking is located in front of City Hall. Mission Viejo City Hall (Drive-thru ballot drop-off), 200 Civic Ctr; Located in Saddleback Room in City Hall building. Parking is located in front of City Hall. The Capistrano Collection, 27184 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano; Located on-site, facing Ortega Highway. Dedicated parking garage located below the building. Orange County Registrar of Voters' Office, 1300 S. Grand Ave, Bldg C Santa Ana; Located in Bldg C, inside the main entrance and to the left. Visitor parking is available in front of the building. More info at https://www.ocvote.com/ or 714/567-7600.

new Oct 27 Saturday 11am-1pm, Garden Grove: Congressional Candidates Forum @ Islamic Society of Orange County-ISOC, 1 Al-Rahman Plaza
Join Council on American-Islamic Relations-LA and its partner organization, The Orange County Congregation Community Organization, to ask the Congressional candidates their vision of America.

new Oct 27 Saturday noon, Santa Ana: Kick Out ICE: March and Rally @ Corner of 4th and French
Join Kick Out Ice OC for a march and rally against ICE. Meet at starting address and march to the ICE field office where a rally will feature speakers addressing the brutality they have faced from ICE, the police, and the state. Take a stand against ICE and the forces that enable and support their continued existence and violence!
We will stop at the We Will Not Be Erased Rally to show solidarity

New Oct 27 Saturday 12:30pm, Santa Ana: We Will Not Be Erased Rally @ Ronald W Reagan Federal Courthouse, 411 W 4th St.
Abolish ICE March will stop by to show solidarity.

new Oct 27 Saturday 6:30-9pm, Irvine: OC for Climate Action & Climate Reality-Plastic: Refuse, Reuse, Recycle, Re-purpose @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Americans these days are increasingly aware of the harm done to the global environment by plastic, polystyrene, and related petroleum-based products that are commonly used in packaging consumer goods, consuming food and drink, and storing leftovers. Unfortunately, it's not yet feasible to live entirely without it. So how can the use of plastic be minimied and, if it must be used, what happens to it after it's disposed of it in recycle bins, in trash, or worst of all, in oceans? What are better options going forward, and how can environmentalists and climate activists help accelerate the change to sustainable, planet-friendly materials? Event is free. Register here

new Oct 27 Saturday 8-10pm, Fullerton: Hibbleton Gallery Presents Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock @ Hibbleton Gallery, 223 W Santa Fe Ave
For the month of Oct, Hibbleton Gallery will host a film series entitled "Making America Great: Profiles of American Activists." The series is curated by Bam Paul (founder of the Free Discussion Society). All screenings are FREE. The sercies will conclude with the screening of Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock (2017). The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota captures world attention through their peaceful resistance against the U.S. government's plan to build an oil pipeline through their land.

New Oct 27 Saturday 11am-noon, Newport Beach: Conversation with Kevin de Leon, US Senate Candidate, and Duke Nguyen, OC Sheriff Candidate @ Balboa Peninsula Park, 100 Main St
Please join the Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club, Imagine Action OC, and OC Organizing Crew for Coffee and Conversation with Kevin de Leonash he shares his vision for California and the nation and his plan to bring American values of truth, justice and equality back to politics. This is also a great opportunity to meet local candidates, including Duke Nguyen, candidate for OC Sheriff and others. Coffee and donuts will be served. This event is casual but please RSVP here by Oct 26 for planning purposes.

New Oct 28 Sunday 12:30-3:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative Group Forum @ 1850 E. 17th. St. #103
Please join us at a forum on social justice. Learn from groups who have their feet on the ground in Orange County. Hear about issues impacting our local communities, schools and jails. Ask questions of our panel. Find out how you can get involved. Whether you're already an active member of the OC Racial Justice Collaborative or a new attendee, we'd love to see you at the meeting. Come and meet other like-minded racial justice activists who are working toward the common goal of eradicating racism through ally-ship and the calling out of racist policies, ideas, and actions within our own community. Additional details: facebook.com/events/242607593072320

New Oct 28 Sunday 2-4pm, Tustin: Meet the (Write-In) Candidate, Sherri Loveland
Join us at the home of Tustin Mayor Pro Tem, Beckie Gomez to hear why Sherri is running as a write-in candidate.
Download the flyer here: https://indd.adobe.com/view/5de1a24c-3b9b-49f6-b7aa-8a5cf0fd8401 Contribute online via the "Ticket" url or download the flyer and complete the contribution form to mail your contribution. Additional details: facebook.com/events/322330815211483

New Oct 28 Sunday 3pm, Santa Ana: OC Yes on 10 Rally and Action with Baby Trump Balloon @ Sasscer Park, Ross and Santa Ana Blvd (500 W Santa Ana Blvd)
Backbone Campaign and Backbone San Diego will be bringing Baby Trump Balloon for the rally in support of Proposition 10! The rally is being organized by Our Revolution SoCal OC, SACReD - Santa Ana Collaborative for Responsible Development, Latino Health Access, and Tenants United Santa Ana, and will feature local speakers talking about the need for rent control and housing justice in local communities. Baby Trump takes flight at 3pm; Rally at 3:30; Photo Ops with groups and individuals at 4:30; Final Lift off at 5:30; Backbone Solidarity Brigade Light Action at Sundown.

new Oct 29 Monday 11am-1pm, Laguna Beach: Rally/Action with Indivisible's Co-founder Ezra! @ Heisler Park Ampitheater
Ezra Levin, co-founder of the now nationwide Indivisible movement, will be in the district to help boost the troops. Come hear from this dynamic young leader about his experience creating Indivisible, how things are looking nationally for the effort to flip the house, and why Indivisible endorsed Harley Rouda in one of its first rounds of endorsements. This is a great opportunity to ask your important questions coming straight from DC and take pics with this true patriot! Everyone who attends gets a free Indivisible OC 48 4 Harley shirt and poster! Following the speakers, participants will be rolling up sleeves and getting to work to Flip The 48. Info on the multiple ways to take Steps to Victory! People can also join one of Harley's already organized canvases in Laguna Beach or nearby. Check events.mobilizeamerica.io/roudaforcongress/ for a list of local canvasses.

New Oct 29 Monday 6pm, Irvine: Vigil for Tree of Life Victims @ University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr
Statement from Rabbi Arnie Rachlis: "We're all shocked and angry as we deal with the murderous anti-Semitic shooting in Pittsburgh that has left 11 people dead. We are comforted that so many people of all religions have condemned these murders, but we are also aware that there's too much anti-Semitic and white supremacist rhetoric that is too often overlooked in our society. It's time for all of us to be together and so we will gather on Monday evening at University Synagogue at 6pm for a brief service of unity and comfort. We will console each other and strive to understand how this environment of anti-Semitism could culminate in such a horrendous event. We will also discuss what we can do to change the bigoted rhetoric and behavior of too many in our country. Please be with us and bring as many people, of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds, to share in this service. We mourn for the victims and we offer strength in the days ahead to their survivors and to all who were present during this tragedy. Zichronam livracha - may the memories of our brothers and sisters in Pittsburgh be for a blessing."

New Oct 29 Monday 7pm, Orange: Film Screening "Documenting Hate: Charlottesville" @ Chapman University, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities & Social Studies, 321 E Palm Ave
This film is a PBS Frontline Documentary and will be followed by a panel discussion. Hosted by OC Human Relations, this event is free.

new Oct 29 Monday 7-9pm, Irvine: Vote Common Good Rally @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy
On the Vote Common Good tour, its team of authors, speakers and pastors will be visiting towns across the country, setting up a revival rallies and inviting folks to join in making the following commitments: "1. We will vote in the 2018 midterm elections - not merely for personal, group, or party interests, but for the common good. We are all part of something larger than our own lives. 2. We will vote with the poor, vulnerable, and forgotten in mind, with religious, racial, and gender minorities, with children and the elderly, with the sick and diversely-abled, upholding the God-given dignity of all people, no exceptions. 3. We will vote with peace and safety in mind, and we will oppose policies and politicians who believe that more weapons and more threats of war will bring peace. 4. We will vote with God's creation (The Planet) in mind - the oceans, rivers, and streams; the mountains, valleys, and farmland; the atmosphere, the delicate balance of nature, and our fellow creatures. 5. We will vote against policies and politicians who promise special privileges for any religion, including our own. 6. We will vote for politicians who support laws against the corrupting influence of corporate and special interest group donations on our political system." Many are disturbed and perplexed by the current political landscape, and the tensions can leave people feeling paralyzed. But there is something that can be done by inviting charitable conversations about the highest ideals.

New Oct 30 Tuesday 3pm, Anaheim: Press Conference with Dr. Jose Moreno @ City Hall, 201 S Anaheim Blvd
Join Dr. Jose Moreno, candidate for Anaheim City Council District 3, to stand with immigrant communities and all residents of Anaheim against the lies and misinformation campaign against immigrants. When they go low, we go high!


NOVEMBER

new Nov 1 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Fullerton: Week 2: Immigration Enforcement and Deportation Pipeline @ 1231 E Chapman Ave
Join Resilience OC on its 4 week Leadership Trainings: Understanding Immigration Policy & Impacts on North Orange County. The leadership trainings will give an overview of immigration issues including topics; legal rights & advocacy, emergency family planning, immigration enforcement and due process. By attending one or all the sessions, participants will get a deeper understanding of the issues impacting immigrants in Orange County. Participants can build off this knowledge to work towards equity and justice in their communities. Trainings will take place every Thursday from 6:30pm-8:30pm at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (1231 E Chapman Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831. Weekly Topics Include: Oct 25 Sanctuary City, Due Process and Moving Beyond SB 54; Nov 1 Immigration Enforcement in the Community and the funneling of People into Deportation Pipeline; Nov 8 Family Preparedness Planning and Defending Yourself and the Community Against ICE; Nov 15 Constitutional Law Training for Community Members.

New Nov 1 Thursday 6:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC General Meeting: Election Operations in the OC @ Congregation B'nai Tzedek, 9669 Talbert Ave
Join DCWOC for its last meeting before the general election! Justin Berardino, Operations Manager from the OC Registrar of Voters will discuss voting procedures and security. Orange County is the fifth largest voting jurisdiction in the United States, serving more than 1.6 million registered voters and the OC Registrar of Voters prides itself on being a leader in the international and national elections community. Get the facts straight from the source! Learn more about how your votes are collected, counted, and protected. Bring questions. Bring a friend. DCWOC includes Huntington & Sunset Beach, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Seal Beach, Stanton, Westminster, Costa Mesa, and Midway City. Thursday, November 1. Doors open at 6:30pm; program at 7. Snacks! Candidate info! Good conversation! Great information! Membership encouraged, but not required. Take note of New location! Ample parking behind the building. For info call Phil at 310-871-2083.

New Nov 2 Friday 10am, Irvine: ADL Press Conference re: Hateful Anti-Semitic Graffiti in OC @ Irvine Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza
Press conference will announce Anti-Defamation League has put up a reward in the case of a hate crime perpetrated at Beth Jacob Congregation in Irvine. Regional Director of ADL, Peter Levi, issued this invitation: "Come out tomorrow morning at 10 am to the Irvine Civic Center for a press conference on this incident…show you stand with Beth Jacob Congregation, the Jewish people, and all those who are the targets of hatred. The extremist and hateful violence we are seeing is horrendous and frightening. The murders of 11 Jews while celebrating the Sabbath day  did not happen in a vacuum. There is an emboldened extremist element that is anti-Semitic, racist, Islamaphobic, anti-LGBTQ…. and when hateful ideas become normalized, the hate escalates. In the wake of the murders, a local individual decided to add insult to injury with spray painting a hateful anti-Semitic message on Beth Jacob Congregation. ADL has partnered with Beth Jacob Congregation and the City of Irvine and Irvine Police Department to host a press conference announcing ADL has put up a reward in the case of a hate crime. Speakers will include: Irvine Mayor Donald P. Wagner, Rabbi Yisroel Ciner, Beth Jacob Congregation, Peter Levi, Regional Director, ADL, Glen Roquemore, President, Irvine Valley College, Irvine Police Chief Mike Hamel, Pastor Mark Whitlock, Christ Our Redeemer Church, Sheikh Atef Mahgoub, Islamic Center of Irvine, Alison Edwards, CEO, OC Human Relations." Contact: plevi@adl.org and orangecounty.adl.org

New Nov 2 Friday 5-7pm, Venice: Heart2Heart Launch Party & Fundraiser @ Provided upon RSVP
Join veterans and their families for an intimate event that will launch a cross-country conversation about love, war, and enough folded flags. Created by Stacy Bannerman, author of Homefront 911, the Heart2Heart Tour includes drums and prayer led by Iraq War veteran Eli Painted Crow, co-founder of Turtle Women Rising, families of Iraq and Afghanistan vets, and members of Military Families Speak Out (MFSO). Please come meet the Heart2Heart Tour team, and help get them on the road! Beer, wine, soft drinks, snacks and appetizers will be served. Space is extremely limited. Please RSVP as soon as possible to receive the event address. Attendance requires a minimum $75 donation. If you can't make it please donateonline here! RSVP here

New Nov 3 Saturday noon-10pm, Santa Ana: Noche de Altares @ Calle Cuatro y Ross St.
Noche de Altares 2018 by El Centro Cultural de Mexico

New Nov 4 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC: Ballot Props Discussion @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Have you decided how you will vote on the 11 Propositions on the November 6 Ballot?   Are you still trying to make up your mind?   Do you have questions?   Are you looking for a last minute cram session 2 days before the election?   Then join in a robust discussion of the State Ballot Measures hosted by the Green Party of Orange County.
The GPOC County Council meeting will immediately follow the General Meeting. All attendees are welcome to stay and view the business aspects of running the Green Party during the County Council meeting. https://greenpartyoc.wordpress.com/coming-events/

New Nov 4 Sunday 4-7pm, Irvine: Vote For Our Lives @ UC Irvine
The Parkland students are going on another tour - the Vote For Our Lives Tour - and bringing it back to Orange County, California! This non-partisan event will get students to the polls and then celebrate afterwards with food, speakers, politicians, celebrities and music. Bring everyone you know!*MORE DETAILS TO COME. Additional details: facebook.com/events/2228613647462770

New Nov 5 Monday 3-5pm, Irvine: Activism: Ideas of Social Change, Ice Cream Sundae Social @ SOAR Center, 106 Gateway Study Center
UCI Student Outreach And Retention (SOAR) Center invites all student leaders to use their voice to express ideas about current topics and campus climate and to learn how to get student initiated, student led and student emplowerment project started and funded.

New Nov 6 Tuesday 7am-8pm, statewide: ELECTION DAY: Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Ballots will be centrally counted at the Registrar of Voters' office ocvote.com/voting/current-election-info/2018-general-election-info

New Nov 6 Tuesday 5:30pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club Election Night Watch Party @ Clubhouse Seven
This year's mid-term eletion if the election of a lifetime! Cclub members, their guests and residents of the Village are invited to watch election returns on the Big Screen. $10 at the door. Space is limited so please call or write Nancy Hensel to make a reservation: 703/964-6993 or hensel.nancy@gmail.com. For more info, call Sue Dearing at 949/855-6965.

New Nov 6 Tuesday 6-9pm, Irvine: Museum of Woman Election Night Gathering @ 17095 Sky Park Cir #A
Invitation states: "Whatever the results, we will be together." Libations, snacks and live streaming on the big screen as the returns come in. Admission free. All welcome. Contact and info: 714/392-0558 or www.MuseumofWoman.us

New Nov 6 Tuesday 6:30-11pm, Costa Mesa: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club @ Fireside Tavern, 3131 Bristol St
A gathering of friends, sharing the joy of victory! Ample and convenient parking. Hosted appetizers. No host bar. RSVP at NBWDC.org.

New Nov 7 Wednesday 7-8pm, Costa Mesa: Action against #singleuseplastic @ 2183 Fairview Rd., suite 222
BIG #singleuseplastic action! Don't miss it! Make sure to come to our Wednesday meetings as we prepare.

New Nov 8 Thursday 4:30pm Westminster, 5pm Santa Ana/Irvine/Huntington Beach/Laguna Beach/Long Beach/Santa Ana/Yorba Linda, 7pm Newport Beac:h Protest In Support of Special Counsel Trump-Russia Investigation
Donald Trump has installed a crony to oversee the Special Counsel Trump-Russia investigation, crossing a red line set to protect the investigation. By replacing Rod Rosenstein with just-named Acting Attorney General Matt Whittaker as special counsel Robert Mueller's boss on the investigation, Trump has undercut the independence of the investigation. Whittaker has publicly outlined strategies to stifle the investigation and cannot be allowed to remain in charge of it. The Nobody Is Above the Law network demands that Whittaker immediately commit not to assume supervision of the investigation. Hundreds of response events are being launched to demonstrate the public demand for action to correct this injustice. Please join with hundreds of others in protesting Donald Trump's obstruction of justice  For those of you that have never attended a protest and signed up in a momentary sense of courage or outrage by something you read in the news months ago, know that you will be joined by hundreds of like-minded individuals; know that you will be on the right side of history. https://act.moveon.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response/search/?source=SUA
5956 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, 92683
PCH and Main street, Huntington Beach, 92648
Corners of Alton & Culver, Irvine, 92614
Mimi Walter's Office Building, Irvine, 92612
Main Beach, Laguna Beach, 92651
Harvey Milk Park, Long Beach, 90802
Sasscer Park, N Ross St and W, Santa Ana Blvd
Sasscer Park, Santa Ana, 92701
Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, Yorba Linda, 92886
Newport Beach, 92663

New Nov 8 Thursday 6-8pm, Anaheim: Anaheim Community Coalition: Anaheim Police Review Board - What Happened to Justin Perkins? @ Anaheim Gordon Hoyt Conference Center, 201 S Anaheim Blvd
This review board meets once a month and is open to the public. Every month there are many questions, but especially this time because of the beating death, by 2 APD officers, of disabled Justin Perkins, which apparently happened the morning of Oct. 27. This is the fifth APD-caused fatality of the year.

New Nov 8 Thursday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: Puppet Theater Presents The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus @ El Centro Cultural de México, 837 North Ross Street
Bread and Puppet Theater comes to El Centro Cultural de México with The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus, a performance that explains and teaches riot and rebellion against intolerable situations with the help of state of the art paper-maché weaponry and the appropriately riotous Bread and Puppet Brass Band.   Bread & Puppet Theater is an internationally celebrated company that champions a visually rich, street-theater brand of performance art filled with music, dance and slapstick. Its shows are political and spectacular, with huge puppets made of paper maché and cardboard. Founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann on New York City's Lower East Side, the theater has been based in the North East Kingdom of Vermont since the early 1970s.   After the performance Bread and Puppet will serve its famous free sourdough rye bread with aioli, and Bread and Puppet's "Cheap Art" - books, posters, postcards, pamphlets and banners from the Bread and Puppet Press - will be for sale.   Suggested donation: $5-$15 to help with the tour expenses.   No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

New Nov 10 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Santa Ana: OC NAACP November General Meeting @ Second Baptist Church, 4300 Westminster Ave
All are welcome for a discussion of the recent election, nominations for next year's officers, the lack of faculty of color in higher education in Orange County and other topics of interest to the group.

New Nov 10 Saturday 2pm, Orange: Democratic Socialists of America-OC: Discussion-Maintaining Mental Wellness as an Activist @ Leatherby Libraries at Chapman Univ Rm LL 310, 1 University Dr
Description: It is impossible for a person to be outraged continuously for long periods of time, but outrage is the natural response to ongoing injustices and atrocities. The results can be considered a form of compassion fatigue, a literal depletion of the human capacity for a normal response. Discussion will address questions: "How do we avoid burnout and apathy? How do we stay engaged without wearing ourselves out?" Street parking is available near the campus. Visit http://www.ocdsa.org/events/ for info on more events and https://www.facebook.com/dsaorangecounty/

New Nov 13 Tuesday 5:30-8:30pm, Mission Viejo: Interfaith Homelessness 101 @ Mount of Olives Church, 24772 Chrisanta Dr.
The Faith Leader's Council of United to End Homelessness is excited to partner with Mount Olives Church to bring an informative class to your neighborhood! Homelessness has reached crisis levels both locally and throughout the country. Many factors, including misinformation, myths and 'good intentions' contribute to this growing problem. The class will be co-presented by Becks Heyhoe (United Way) and Brad Fieldhouse (CityNet) and will also include brief remarks by 3 interfaith leaders on the importance of getting involved with this urgent community-wide issue.
Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. You must sign-up to attend via the "Register" link on our event page: Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/563328934119391/

New Nov 14 Wednesday 6-7pm, Laguna Beach: Congressional Communities Inaugural Community Meeting @ Susi Q Center, 380 3rd St.
Our members of Congress rarely meet with us. And we rarely communicate with them. We're out to change that. We're bringing a voluntary structure to Congressional Districts by introducing a new building block for democracy - communities of 30,000 to 60,000 people - the size of the very first districts.By November 14th, we'll know who our Congressperson will be. And by January 3rd, when they are sworn in as part of the 116th Congress, we'll be ready to start a new chapter in American life — one where representatives and communities meet regularly, throughout the district.Every movement starts somewhere. This one starts in Laguna Beach. Come and join us! Because government is as good as we make it!

New Nov 15 Thursday 5:30-8pm, Fullerton: Homelessness 101 @ 2801 N Brea Blvd
Learn about the movement to end the Orange County homelessness crisis.

New Nov 15 Thursday 6:30pm, Newport Beach: PFLAG Newport Beach Meetings @ 1011 Camelback St
LGBTQ+, families, friends, & allies to tell your story or just listen. Like Facebook page for the latest updates. Meetings scheduled for same time and place on Dec 20 and Jan 17. Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy. PFLAG has 400 chapters and 200,000 supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced, and serviced by PFLAG National, located in Washington, D.C., the National Board of Directors and 13 volunteer Regional Directors. Website is https://www.pflag.org/why-pflag

New Nov 16 Friday 7pm, Irvine: OC Democratic Socialists of America: General Meeting @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Last OC DSA general meeting of 2018. Agenda will focus on past and upcoming meetings. Visit http://www.ocdsa.org/events/ for info on more events and https://www.facebook.com/dsaorangecounty/

New Nov 17 Saturday 10am-noon, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: Mindfulness for Activism: Free Workshop @ Carden Conservatory Elementary School5702 Clark Dr
Now that the election is over, it is time to take a quick break from politics to focus on mindfulness, self-care, and healing. Local wellness expert Nikki Buckstead will lead this interactive workshop and guide attendees through techniques to release tension, manage stress, cultivate gratitude and so much more! The goal is for you to leave this event feeling connected, energized, and restored. Nikki Buckstead is the owner of Transformative Coaching & Consulting Services in Huntington Beach. With over 20 years of experience in her industry, she is a certified life coach and mediation teacher, as well as certified in workplace wellness management. She works with others to help them discover a healthy work-life balance for busy day-to-day lives. She is an author and serves as the President of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce in HB. To find out more about Nikki's programs and services, visit www.nikkibuckstead.com

New Nov 17 Saturday 1:45-3:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church & State-OC Annual Planning & Potluck @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
"Who's Steering This Thing? Where Are We Going? We need your driving skills in 2019! Help us plan the year ahead and vote for new officers. Bring your favorite snack food! For more info: email: mail@au-oc.org tel: (714) 299-4551 web: www.au-oc.org Irvine Ranch Water District neither supports nor endorses the cause nor activities of organizations which use the District's meeting rooms that are made available as a public service."

New Nov 17 Saturday 4:30pm, Anaheim: Interfaith Witnesses to Witness at Annual Council on American-Islamic Relations @ Anaheim Hilton, 777 W Convention Way
The CAIR program starts at 6pm, so participants should be outside from 4:30pm to 6pm.  After that, those who have bought tickets to sit at the Interfaith Witnesses table can go inside for the program (if you'd like to buy a ticket, do so here and specify the Interfaith Witnesses table).  If you'll be attending the event, park in the structure and bring your ticket inside to be validated.  If you are coming only for the witness, you can park in the open lot next to the hotel.  Please carpool in consideration of the environment and to save the cost of parking. It is important that the largest number of witnesses possible participate, and that they arrive before any harassers.  Please plan to arrive at 4:30 and come directly to the long curved sidewalk in the front of the hotel and take up as much space as possible as quickly as possible.  Remember that the space where witnesses stand is public property so it is first-come, first-served as to who is allowed to stand there. Wearing white is effective as a way of creating a unified witness line, so please do so if possible. Those who have IW banners or signs, please be sure to bring them. If you have witnessed before and would be willing to serve at a leader to monitor the witness line and be prepared to speak to any law enforcement or media or if you are willing to take photos, contact Vicki Tamoush at 714/362-7676 or vtamoush@gmail.com as soon as possible.

new Nov 17 Saturday 5:30-10pm, Anaheim: CAIR Greater Los Angeles 22nd Annual Banquet @ Hilton Anaheim, 777 W Convention Way
The banquet's theme this year is Faith Led, Justice Driven. CAIR's featured speaker is Activist/Writer Shaun King. The hostess for the evening is noted journalist Dena Takruri.
Making a special appearance is Rashida Tlaib, who won the Democratic primary for Michigan's 13th District Congressional seat and is poised to become the first Muslim American woman elected to Congress. Make sure to reserve your table of 10 or single ticket early, as this event is sure to be sold out! Order online here.

New Nov 17/18 Saturday/Sunday 7-8pm, Irvine: WE ARE - A UCI Drama Independent Project @ The Nixon Theatre, University Of California
UCI Drama Presents: WE ARE -An Independent Project-Sat. November 17th @ 7pm
Sun. November 18th @ 4pm & 7pmReserve a FREE ticket here!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/we-are-a-uci-drama-independent-project-tickets-52174134240

New Nov 18 Sunday 4-7pm, Santa Ana: Transgender Day of Remembrance @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E. 4th. St.
Please join us to honor the lives of those we have lost as we continue to work toward justice and equality for transgender people. On and around this day across the world, people gather in solidarity to mourn those who have been victims of anti-trans violence, and to ensure that their lives, and deaths, are not forgotten. TDOR allows us to call attention to the continued violence and discrimination transgender people face every day.

New Nov 18 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Hello Irvine neighbor! We invite you to join the Democrats of Greater Irvine, a local club in the city of Irvine. We hold monthly meetings to educate and organize voters so we can elect Democrats to offices at all levels of government.

New Nov 18 Sunday 5-8pm, Irvine: Democratic Foundation of OC Annual Dinner 2018 @ Hilton Irvine Orange County Airport, 18800 MacArthur Blvd.
Join us for a wonderful evening of food, drinks, and camaraderie with some of Orange County's most prominent political leaders!

New Nov 18 Sunday 7-9pm, Fullerton: Free Discussion Society #23 "Which media outlets do you trust and why?" @ Max Bloom's Cafe Noir, 220 N. Malden Ave.
Welcome to the end of apathy. We are here to take an active role in cultivating ideas and developing solutions, to harness the power of discussion and critical thinking. We are here to spread the most valuable commodities that we have, knowledge and information. The only way to end apathy is for our voices to be heard, welcome to the Free Discussion Society. Free Discussion Society is a moderated discussion platform for the people. The format is very simple, every attendee that wants to speak will get an allotted time to do so, after that round the host will ask questions in response to opinions presented, and the last round there will be an open discussion with attendees being called on by the host. We hope to keep the discussion respectful, there will be zero tolerance for any personal attacks and disrespect.

New Nov 19 Monday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Poor People's Campaign Monthly Meeting @ Youth on the Move, 1850 E 17th, Ste 103
Parking: Plenty of free parking directly across the street behind the building where meeting is. You are more than welcome to bring a snack or beverage to share. In solidarity, justice will be overcome.

New Nov 20 Tuesday 7-8pm, Costa Mesa: 2018 Transgender Day of Remembrance Service @ Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church, 2845 Mesa Verde Dr E.
Please join us for the 2018 Transgender Day of Remembrance Service in Daniels Hall at OCUUC, in cooperation with the LGBTQ Action Group - Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church, Resurrection Beach MCC, and the LGBT Center Orange County.

New Nov 20 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousins Club of OC Americans for Israeli/Palestinian Peace @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
We will discuss H.R. 4391, a bill in Congress entitled "Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detenttion of Palestinian Children."   We will also report back on a Friends of Sabeel conference entitled "No Way to Treat a Palestinian: Gaza, UNRWA, and Jerusalem."   Ruth Shapin and Nabil Dajani, co-chairs of the Cousins Club, will lead the discussion. Please join us and share your thoughts.

New Nov 20 Tuesday 7:30-8:30pm, Irvine: Pre-Thanksgiving Interfaith Service @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy.
Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Interfaith Service with University Synagogue featuring Michele Brachter Goodwin
http://iucc.org/thanksgovomg-uci-law-professor-michele-bratcher-goodwin/

New Nov 25 Sunday 9am-noon, San Isidro: San Diego March in Solidarity with the Refugee Caravan @ Larsen Field, 4100 Camino de la Plz
Join San Diego Migrant Rights and Social Justice organizations, as part of an international day of action, to show solidarity for the refugee caravan. Trump is creating a war like situation at the border, and ramping up hate and fear against our brothers, sisters and siblings in exodus from poverty and violence in Central America. It is critical that people demonstrate the mass sentiment in support for migrants and refugees, and demand the recognition of their legal right to seek asylum. See  International Call to Action for the Refugee Caravan and Central American Exodus announced by Migrant and Refugee Solidarity Coalitionand Unión del Barrio. Statement: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PsPwJ2kORIefjU54OGdehxdzMAc7WMXNa3eGSKygess/edit?fbclid=IwAR1bnPNzyo9Mty1ICaos3AX8XB_tlZnaQLDnr3QijrEUf-wwttRHq59fJIM To endorse the march sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/Z0disij9ihSf2ZO52

New Nov 25 Sunday noon-4pm, Anaheim: Really Really Free Market @ La Palma Park, 1151 N. Anaheim Blvd.
**Bring stuff you don't need/want anymore!   **And get stuff you do need/want!   If you don't have anything to share you are still welcome to take anything you like (:*If you are bringing items to share please only bring what you can carry (a bag or two) *Try and show up early (not 30min before we clean up) So folks have time to look and take items. This will also help us have less to clean up!    *WHAT CAN YOU BRING?   Bring books, clothes, music, electronics, games, children's toys, art supplies, non perishable food items, etc.   Workshops/ skill sharing are great! (Ex. Art w the children, upcycling, informative workshops, etc)*NO MONEY, NO BARTER, NO TRADE, EVERYTHING IS FREE  ; Additional details: facebook.com/events/292145394804555

New Nov 25 Sunday 2:30pm, Irvine: Meet Zachery Boisvert, Indivisible Field Director @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy
Main speaker is Zach Boisvert, Indivisible.org Field Director for California. We will have an organizational meeting for Congressional District 45, Indivisible OC 45 Forward (you are welcome to join the Facebook group), then Zach will speak and answer questions about Indivisible 2.0. Afterwards, those interested in county-wide action can stay for a brainstorming session on a possible county coalition of Indivisible groups.

New Nov 26 Monday 7-8:30pm, Anaheim: Housing is a Human Right: Collaboration & Execution @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S Harbor
Helen Cameron from Jamboree Housing wants to give a presentation on permanent supportive housing. Take part in this Housing Is a Human Right - OC campaign to put a funding measure on the ballot for housing to end homelessness. Strategize for rapid response to unfolding developments. Increase capacity for change through training's. To see the schedule for the meetings, refer to the calendar at the website: summerofthepeople.org

New Nov 27 Tuesday 5:30pm, Corona del Mar: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club Annual Meeting @ Oasis Senior Ctr, Rm #1, 801 Narcissus Ave
Speaker Program: Wiseplace Housing & Hope for Women in Crisis with Elizabeth Hendershot, Development Manager; Election Recap, Winning Candidates, Propositions & What to Expect in 2019. Annual Meeting: 2018 Accomplishments, Officer Elections for President, Vice President, Treasurer. 2019 Budget & Dues Schedule: Committee Reports. Agenda: Available soon. Admission & Light Refreshments: Members: $10 if Walk-In; Free with RSVP; Non-Members: $15 if Walk-In; $10 with RSVP. RSVP Deadline November 20: Use RSVP Form Here. Please reserve your seat early.  Those with reservations will be seated first.
Meeting Sponsor Opportunity: Contact NBWDC for details. Save time.  Prepay your Admission by Credit Card here. Membership information is here.

New Nov 27 Tuesday 6:45-9:15pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative 13th Film Screening, Orange County Racial Justice Collaborative @ Youth-on-the-Move, Inc. Hqt, 1850 E. 17th Street #103
To wrap up our yearlong discussion of The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, we will be watching the documentary 13th by Ava DuVernay as our final meeting for the year.The film will begin PROMPTLY at 6:45 pm and the meeting will go to 9:15 pm to accommodate enough time for a group discussion afterward. You are welcome to bring food for yourself or to share! There is a large free parking lot directly behind the building off of 16th St.13th explores the history of racial inequality in the United States and suggests that the way we use incarceration is really an extension of slavery and a form of racialized control.

New Nov 27 Tuesday 7:30-8:45pm, Fullerton Living Ubuntu Connecting the Dots planning meeting @ McClain's Coffeehouse & Gallery, 817 N Harbor Blvd.
Come join us! We will be meeting two more times in 2018 to work on early stage planning of the next (date: TBD) 2019 CONNECTING THE DOTS: FINDING COMPASSION DESPITE OUR DIFFERENCES event (to take place in Fullerton). Living Ubuntu has partnered with CSUF students for this event, intending a mixed audience of both students and members of local communities. This program will be based in a vegan intersectional viewpoint. *Human Animal * Non-Human Animal * Planet Earth*

New Nov 28 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Dem's General Meeting @ Costa Mesa Senior Conference Ctr, 695 W 19th St
For the club's last meeting of 2018, agenda includes recap of the year and celebration of the results of the Nov 6 Mid-term Election. Come share in the positive changes you helped create, and bring a friend or two, too.

New Nov 29 Thursday 6pm, Irvine: Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter General Meeting @ Home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River
Please bring pot luck snack food item. Agenda includes: Introductions and Your Take: The Blue Wave: a ripple, a tsunami, or more like a groundswell?!! NATIONAL    "Change Makes Change!" “PDA 101” Chapters, IOT's, SC's, PeopleDemandAction 501(c)(4), YPDA Young Progressives Demanding Action www.pdamerica.org, www.peopledemandingaction.org, FB, Tw, Virtual Phonebank — MikeFox@pdamerica.org IOTs {EWO (intermittent), HCHR (every second Wed), SGW, ECR (every fourth Wed), CFTE, ESJ} Working Grps {ERA, EMI)2018 Midterm Elections results and PDA candidates, EDUCATE CONGRESS #TooBigToFail Sanders/Sherman https://actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/november-educate-congress-3, Winslow Group, Coalition Partners (eg. OurRev, NNU, HCN, PNHP, etc), Elections 2020Reports/debrief: Sanders Institute VT Gathering, HR676 and S1804, #MedicareForAll Caucus and BarnstormingREGIONAL: Updates/Reports 2018 CA Midterm Election results: Newsom, KDL and other PDA CA races (Warren AD76, Beckles AD15, Estrada AD63, Monte AD10), Props 6, 8, 10, etc., CDP EBoard Long Beach 11/16-18, SB562 and new CA SP/MFA Coalition, PDA-CA www.pda-ca.comLOCAL:  Reports: Candidates-Gil CA39, Katie CA45, Harley CA48, Mike CA49, Scott AD73, Marggie SD36 and others (incl. Cottie AD74, Umberg SD34), city councils, DA, Sheriff, etc., CHC-OC, Dem clubs, OurRev, Indivisible, HB Huddle, Women For: OC, NWPC_OC, Green Party OC, OC and SouthOC Progs, Issues Groups, Coffee/Weekly Disc Groups—SoOC Mon Morning Coffee, Los Amigos of Anaheim, Actions, Announcements…WEEKLY ORANGE COUNTY PROGRESSIVE www.ocprogressiveevents.info. Open discussion. Next meeting will be Wed, Dec 26. For more info, contact Dr Bill Honigman, 949-246-6283, @DrBillH, Progressive Democrats of America (PDAmerica), www.pdamerica.org, @pdamerica


DECEMBER

New Dec 1 Saturday 11am-1pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats O'Neill Holiday Brunch Featuring Mike Levin @ Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, 26772 Avery Pkwy
Join Canyon Democrats to eat, drink, and be merry at the club's annual O'Neill Holiday Brunch with keynote speaker Mike Levin, Congressmember-Elect for the 49th District! Tickets are only $60 and this will sell out! Donations are still being collected for the holiday party. Needed: bottles of wine for wine wall ($20 value or more please), other items such as author-signed books, movie tickets, candy, and gift certificates also appreciated. If you can contribute, please send organizers a message at https://www.facebook.com/events/354001825149398/.

New Dec 2 Sunday 7:30pm, Huntington Beach: Arlington West Display - Volunteers Needed @ 6th St and PCH, North of the Pier
Every month members of VFP chapter 110 set-up a memorial to honor and bring awareness to the community of those who have died while serving our country in Iraq and Afghanistan and to bring awareness about continuing wars in the Middle East. The public must be reminded of these ongoing conflicts and their costs to the nation and its families, and also to continue to talk to, support and help the many Marines, Soldiers, Sailors, Veterans, family members and concerned others that come by. The display includes a field of crosses on the sand and other items. Depending upon number of helpers, this can take 45 minutes or up to two hours. Take down goes much quicker than set-up and will likely start at about 3pm. If you have questions contact Jeff at jeff.mfso@earthlink.net or call/text  562-522-4241

New Dec 2 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC: Potluck/Discussion @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
We'll be celebrating and discussing Green performance and a general turn toward progress in the recent elections, with a potluck.   Bring a dish to share (preferably vegetarian) and your own plate and utensils. There is a sink for washing them. No alcohol.   Let old and new Greens gather to review recent events and talk about a way forward.
The GPOC County Council meeting will immediately follow the General Meeting. All attendees are welcome to stay and view the business aspects of running the Green Party during the County Council meeting. https://greenpartyoc.wordpress.com/coming-events/

New Dec 3 Monday 8-9pm, Online: Facebook Live Teach-In and Call to Action: Show Up for Migrant Justice @ American Friends Service Committee Facebook Page Link Below
Times are Eastern Std Time. Join American Friends Service Committee Facebook at link here live to: Get the latest updates from AFSC staff in Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, from members who have traveled with the migrant caravans, about what's happening at the border. Learn about AFSC Dec 10-18 week of action “Loves Know No Border: A moral call for migrant justice,” which will mobilize communities across the country for solidarity events. Find out how you can stand with border communities and all people seeking refuge. Now is the time for everyone to stand with the migrant caravan and all who seek refuge in the U.S. Join AFSC for “Loves Knows No Border: A moral call for migrant justice” week of action from Dec 10, International Human Rights Day, to Dec 18, International Migrants Day. The week of action will open when more than 100 interfaith leaders will lead a nonviolent direct action at the border in San Diego. People across the country to join in solidarity by organizing or joining an action in your community the week of Dec 10 to 18. Together, participants will call on the U.S. to end the detention and deportation of immigrants, respect the human right to migrate, and end the militarization of the border. Link is here.

New Dec 4 Tuesday 9:30am-12:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Truth Act Forum @ OC Board of Supervisors, 333 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
The TRUTH Act requires that our OC Board of Supervisors holds a public forum that allows public comment on the data that ICE has had access to in our county and in our jails. The Board of Supervisors and the Sheriff's Department must provide statistics on how ICE was granted access to that data, number of people detained, and demographics of people detained.

New Dec 4 Tuesday 8-11pm, Costa Mesa: 10th Annual Holiday Soiree Coat Drive and Charity Benefit @ Holiday, 719 W 19th St
Join Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley10th Annual Holiday Soiree - Coat Drive & Charity Benefit. Live music by Sturgeon Rock. Bring a new coat for those in need.
Silent Auction for the families of Fire Captain Mike Kreza and Police Officer Oscar Reyes. $10 at the door or donate at http://www.katrinafoley.com/ Co-Hosts : Congressman Harley Rouda, Cottie Petrie-Norris, Costa Mesa Fire Association, Javier Vasquez, Jennifer Keller, Women in Leadership, Southern California Pipe Trades, OC Employees Association. Contact Michele 949-502-8800 for more info.

New Dec 5 Wednesday 6-9pm, Tustin: OC National Organization For Women Holiday Party @ Rutabegorz, 158 W Main St
The year-end celebration program will include raffle, silent auction, dinner. Cash-Check-Credit Accepted for admission. Celebrate 2018 and raise money for the Orange County National Organization for Women (OC-NOW) and the many causes and actions the organization supports throughout the year. Visit the website site
ocnow.org for Membership and/or Donation or email oc-now@outlook.com.

New Dec 6 Thursday 12:30pm, Laguna Woods Village: Laguna Woods Democratic Club: Winter Wonderland Get-Together and Sing Along @ Clubhouse 7
Club members and their guests are invited to the annual party which features get-together and sing-along with “The Village Folk” plus great raffle prizes and food - sandwiches,
sides, cheese & crackers, chips and dips, cookies, wine, holiday punch…and more! $5 Members, $10 Guests, Donation at the Door. Please bring an unwrapped toy for donation to Souty County Outreach for those with so little this holiday season and please be generous. Cathy Aubert collects recyclable bottles and cans, turns them in and give the money to South County Outreach. Please bring them to meetings. RSVP to Nancy Hensel: hensel.nancy@gmail.com or 703-964-6993

New Dec 6 Thursday 6pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC @ Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 N Harbor Blvd
Celebrate Democratic candidates' incredible midterm wins!  Bring food for the Pathways of Hope "HUB of Hope" Food bank. Some items that are especially needed are canned meat, canned fruit, peanut butter and cereal.  Of course soup, vegetables, beans and other canned goods, as well as boxed mac & cheese are also popular. Nettie Bryan, fundraising Chair, has assembled some great gift baskets on which you will have an opportunity to bid so bring some cash!  The meeting falls during Hanukkah!  This will be an inclusive holiday party!!

New Dec 7 Friday 5:30-9:30pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd AD Dem Alliance Annual Holiday Dinner Celebration @ IAM District Lodge, 5402 Bolsa Ave
Assembly District 72, which is in Congressional District 47 on the border of Seal Beach/Westminster and Huntington Beach, is having a big, festive annual Holiday Party and inviting all the grassroots folks in the area to join in! If you ever wanted to meet other like-minded Democratic others, or those who want to be involved w/out a big commitment - this is it! A Grassroots-friendly, Democratic Club, Local Blue-Wavers Party! This is a wonderful opportunity to meet those who have been working hard in our Nation's capital for us all, or to meet those who were running for office in our fine BLUE Orange County, and this party is a wonderful way to meet congressmen and women, local mayors, members of the Democratic Party of OC and so much more all in festive, relaxed way to celebrate Democrats' wins and mingle! Great opportunity to learn more about local Democratic politics. Doors open at 5:30pm, dinner at 6:30. Catered by Frank De Simone, $20 pr person. Please Pay ahead. Meals prepped per pre-purchased ticket. Mail checks to R L CORDOVA: 12142 Onyx Circle, Garden Grove, 92845 or call Ray at 562-301-3758 or Matt Filler at 310-927-3411. Thank you so much!

New Dec 7 Friday 6-9pm, Anaheim: OC Communities Organized for Responsible Develoment: Community Rising Gala 2018 @ Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort, 1855 S Harbor Blvd
The Gala is OCCORD's annual event that brings together friends and allies working to raise up communities and celebrate those that inspire to continue build an economy that works for everyone. Since its founding in 2005, OCCORD's vision has been to bring people together to organize and advocate for dignified jobs and an inclusive democracy and to have residents play an active role in shaping the policies that affect the quality of life in their neighborhoods. Please join OCCORD to celebrate 13 years of organizing, advocacy, and wins. Visit www.occord.org/gala for tickets!

New Dec 7 Friday 8-10pm, Santa Ana: Democratic Socialists of America - OC Libertarian Socialist Caucus @ 202 S. Bristol St.
Join us as we discuss how to bring libertarian socialism to Orange County. All interested are welcome. If you are interested in joining, please bring proof of membership in DSA (membership card, email receipt, etc)

New Dec 8 Saturday 9am-11pm, Huntington Beach: Indivisible OC 48 December ALL HANDS CALL - Election Debrief @ RSVP for ZOOM conference
Our Monthly All Hand's Call on ZOOM! Register in advance for this meeting:   zoom.us/meeting/register/a096458aaaf867d466858a512be5123a After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.We're going to be reviewing victories and lessons learned from the General, what Indivisible OC 48 contributed, our next steps, and what you can do to keep up the resistance in 2019!

New Dec 8 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: OC Peace Coalition: Monthly Meeting @ Offices of Frank Barbaro & Associates, 1111 N Broadway
Forming alliances with other groups will help activists for peace share ideas, resources, and lend a hand or two when there is a need. All wording below has been taken directly from the OC Peace Coalition website.   ABOUT OC PEACE COALITION: We advocate the peaceful resolution of international conflicts and that this ideal become a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy.   PURPOSE OF THE MEETING: interested in educating, organizing and changing US. foreign policies promoting illegal invasions and occupations, as well as stopping the militarization of the U.S. (High School Military Recruitment, the brutal treatment of undocumented workers, and the criminalization of youth, especially those of color).We do not support any specific party but do support anyone who is working for Peace and Justice. Bring your ideas and enthusiasm!   For more information about OC Peace Coalition, go to: www.ocpeace.org Join Peace Builders of Orange County of Facebook group where you have a voice and can share your ideas, articles, and so on with other members. Go to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PeaceBuildersofOC/

New Dec 8 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Santa Ana: NAACP Branch #1052 Meeting @ Second Baptist Church, 4300 Westminster Ave
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. The OC Branch #1052 regularly meets the second Sat of the month. December meeting agenda: election of officers. Everyone is welcome!
Light refreshments will be available. http://www.oc-naacp.com/events.html

New Dec 8 Saturday 6:30-11pm, Newport Beach: 2018 Orange County Young Democrats Obama Awards @ Newport Beach Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Dr
This year's theme is Celebrating Changemakers. Join OC Young Democrats in celebrating individuals who have made a meaningful impact on the OC community this year. The event will also celebrate the community achievements of OCYD organization and allies, from fighting for local reform to working tirelessly to flip Orange County blue. Purchase tickets at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/2k18bama Please stay tuned as information on award-winners and speakers is forthcoming. The evening will feature live music, a hosted bar, and a full dinner menu of tray-passed small plates. As always, OCYD will have a hosted open bar and encourage everyone to be responsible in getting to and from the event. Dress is cocktail attire. Tickets Early Bird Sales through November 26th: Young Democrat (under 36) | $45 early bird / $60 Late; "Young at Heart" Democrat | $95 early bird / $110 Late.  Sponsorships "Volunteer" | $250, ~3 Tickets & Program Recognition~"Canvasser" | $500, ~5 Tickets & Program Recognition~"Organizer" | $750, ~7 Tickets; Program Recognition; Sponsor an Awardee Video Montage~"Activist" | $1000, ~10 Tickets; Program Recognition; Sponsor an Awardee Video Montage. Visit here for details.

New Dec 9 Sunday 10:30am-1:30pm, Irvine: AI-OC & IUCC 2018 Write for Rights @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy
Write For Rights is Amnesty International's largest annual human rights campaign. Every year, during the week of Human Rights Day (10 December), Amnesty International Orange County invites its members and the general public to participate in our local Write for Rights event, where we write letters on a variety of human rights issues, supporting human rights defenders and protesting prison conditions throughout the world. Through the power of collective action, these letters convince government officials to free people unjustly imprisoned and end other abuses. This year's 11 cases are women human rights defenders under threat. We will be writing letters to government officials protesting the abuses to which these people have been subjected. And we will also be sending cards directly to the prisoners of conscience and activists, to encourage them in their struggle! This event is free and open to the public.

New Dec 9 Sunday 6-8pm, Irvine: Amnesty International OC Human Rights Day @ Irvine Ranch Water District, 15600 Sand Canyon Ave.
Join us for a celebration and discussion of human rights and the importance they play today as we honor the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights! We are pleased to have Jacques Kilchoer of Amnesty International and Rima Nashashibi, President of Integrated Solutions 360 to discuss "Write For Rights", and Child Marriage- "Girls not Brides" respectively, followed by a Q & A.

New Dec 9 Sunday 6-9pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC 2018 Winter Gala @ Claim Jumper Restaurant, 18050 Brookhurst Street
Join fellow OC Democrats to welcome the winter season. It'll be an evening of good company, great conversation, and a delicious dinner buffet— featuring chicken, roast beef, ribs, veggie pasta, salads, sides, and desserts. Friendly faces! Silent auction! Special guests! A time to kick back, look back, think forward,
and enjoy your just deserts!DCWOC is pleased to welcome KEYNOTE SPEAKER JOSH NEWMAN. Josh was elected to represent California's 29th Senate District in 2016 and recalled in 2018. He maybe out, but he is not down! Josh remains a strong voice for common sense in California. Join us to hear what he has to say!  Additional details & tickets: facebook.com/events/318540658959639

New Dec 10 Monday 6am-4pm, Irvine: Kaiser Mental Healthcare Workers Strike @ Irvine Medical Ctr, 6650 Alton Pkway
Dedicated mental health care professionals, members of National Union of Healthcare Workers are striking because: Kaiser floods their schedules with new patients seeking an initial appointment, leaving them with too few return appointments to provide patients the treatment they need in a timely matter. Most patients have to wait six weeks or more between appointments when they should be seen every week. The strikers have asked Kaiser to negotiate provisions in their labor contract that would allow for each provider to tailor individual treatment plans and have adequate follow-up appointments.  Kaiser can afford to improve staffing levels and provide fair wages and benefits. Visit kaiserdontdeny.org.

New Dec 10 Monday 6:30-9:30pm, Brea: Brea Olinda School Board Meeting @ Brea Civic Cultural Center, 1 Civic Center Cir
Keri Kropke will be sworn in as the newly-elected board member; the board (reduced from 7 to 5 members going forward) otherwise consists of Gail Lyons, Nicole Colon, Carrie Flanders, and Paul Ruiz. Residents are encouraged to attend and sign up to speak if able on the issue of renaming Fanning Elementary due to Fanning's apparent membership in the OC KKK. Use the link below to see a letter explaining the issue.  The letter's author has asked to stay unanimous for safety purposes.  Leave your name in a comment or send a personal message to support this effort. The letter will be presented at this school board meeting. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=557837818020285&set=pcb.557838721353528&type=3&theater

New Dec 10 Monday 7-10pm, Orange: Democratic Party of OC Holiday Party @ UA Local 5821, 916 W Chapman Ave
Mix, mingle and be merry with the Democratic Party of Orange County! Join fellow Democrats to celebrate the hard work that made tremendous victories possible. RSVP Here: DONATION DRIVE: Please bring donations for Thomas House family shelter in Garden Grove. Thomas House published a "wish list" here:  About Thomas House: "The mission of Thomas House is to provide a safe, supportive environment and the resources necessary for homeless families with children to remain together while empowering them to become independent and self-sufficient." POTLUCK: This is a potluck, bring a dish to share. When you RSVP, select which type of dish you plan to bring.

New Dec 11 Tuesday 4-8pm, Santa Ana: Youth First OC Strategy Planning and Party @ LGBT Center, 305 E.4th. St.
er to develop the group's coalition! This is an important meeting that will include: discussion of mission, vision and goals for Youth First OC, 2019. The group will work for a couple of hours, then all are welcome to join the celebration of the founding of the coalition. Food and beverages included; be ready to plan and to party! Please RSVP/register here to ensure enough materials and  enough food for everyone. Please bring a gift for a White Elelphant gift exhange. Do not spend more than $10. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Kanter,  laura.kanter@lgbtcenteroc.org 714-953-5428 x206.

New Dec 11 Tuesday 5-7pm, Irvine: Farrah N. Khan Swearing-in Ceremony @ City of Irvine City Hall, 1 Civic Center Plz
Please join me as I'm sworn into my new role as Irvine's City Council Member.

New Dec 12 Wednesday 6-8pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees Holiday Potluck @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy
In the spirit of friendship, FOCD would like to celebrate the holiday season with FOCD supporters, past and present. Please join us and bring your favorite dish to share. RSVP: Please RSVP at friendsofocdetainees@gmail.com
Please include the dish you wish to share in your RSVP. Turkey and drinks provided. Family and friends welcome.

[canceled] Dec 12 Wednesday 6-8pm, Tustin: National Women's Political Caucus - OC; Holiday Party and Celebrate Women Winning! @ Rutabegorz, 158 W. Main Street
Unfortunately, we have had to cancel this Wednesday's Holiday Party. We will be meeting in January, and will have more information shortly. Please stay in touch, and we will let you know when to come join us.   Liz Kadison http://www.nwpcoc.org/

New Dec 12 Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club's A Deep Blue Orange County Holiday Party @ Neighborhood Congregational Church Laguna Beach, 340 St. Anns Dr.
We have so much to celebrate since everyone's dedication brought our Democratic Candidates over the finish line. Join us for a joyous evening of great food, libations and dancing to live music with the Honeybees. Tickets are limited so reserve your spot now. Thanks. Additional details: facebook.com/events/267814747254929

New Dec 14 Friday 5:30-7pm, Irvine: Rally for Migrants! A Moral Call for Justice @ NE Corner of Culver and Alton
Join with communities across the country to stand in solidarity with the migrant caravan and all who seek refuge in the U.S. Together, participants are calling on government to respect the right to migrate, end the militarization of border communities and stop the detention and deportation of immigrants. This local event will be part of a national week of action for immigrants, beginning on Dec 10, International Human Rights Day, and ending on Dec 18, International Migrants' Day. For more information on other events around the country: https://migrantjustice.afsc.org/ Gather for this event and walk around the intersection 7 times in a version of a Jericho Walk. Please bring positive signs and candles or lights. Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/2259044687480723  "Love Knows No Borders" "El Amor No Conoce Fronteras"

New Dec 15 Saturday 9am-noon, Westminster: Defend Vietnamese Refugees Rally @ Asian Garden Mall - Phuoc Loc Tho, 9200 Bolsa Ave,
Join our Viet community in saying no to the Trump Administration's attempt to hurt Vietnamese refugees by changing and violating the repatriation agreement between the US and Viêt Nam. This puts 8,500 Vietnamese community members at risk of deportation and separating them from their families and loved ones. We are calling on the administration, elected officials, and community members to defend our refugee and migrant communities and to keep our families and loved ones home and together.   We will be rallying at Phꭣc Lộc Thọ and marching in solidarity down Moran St Meet us at the community art installation space in front of the statues

New Dec 15 Saturday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Indivisible CA39 Holiday Party @ Rutabegorz, 221 North Pomona Ave
Join Indivisible CA39 members to celebrate the election and one another! Reserve your spot now for dinner at Rutabegorz. Tickets are free, but dinner will be approximately $20 plus drinks. Details to follow. Register here.

New Dec 16 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Hello Irvine neighbor! We invite you to join the Democrats of Greater Irvine, a local club in the city of Irvine. We hold monthly meetings to educate and organize voters so we can elect Democrats to offices at all levels of government.

New Dec 16 Sunday 5-7:30pm, Irvine: Indivisible: Planning meeting @ 4530 Sandburg Way
Mark Tabbert of Citizens Climate Lobby speaks about HR 4143, which is one of the bills we plan to support at our Jan 3 event at Huntington Beach Pier. That will be our Indivisible Day of Action/Service Blue Wave Beach Clean Up. After Mark speaks, we will do some planning for the Jan 3 event, and also a county-wide New Year's Celebration on Dec 28. Please join us! (See also Jan 3)

New Dec 17 Monday 6-8:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Poor People's Campaign Meeting & 1 Yr Anniversary Celebration @ Youth-on-the-Move, Inc. Hqt., 1850 E. 17th Street #103
What to expect: Discuss the Poor People's Campaign & how to unify our communities by calling in individuals and groups to join us in breaking the cycle of poverty. In addition, we will build upon Phase II of our movement.
This month there will be a 30-minute presentation on public banking and why we should move away from financial institutions who are hurting the poor and middle classes such as Wells Fargo. Our meeting will conclude early so we may celebrate our 1 year anniversary and the holiday season with hot chocolate and cookies. Feel free to bring a snack or beverage to share. Additional details: facebook.com/events/314873542440234

New Dec 17 Monday 6:30pm, Irvine: Novel Voices Free Concert Fundraiser for Home for Refugees @ 17332 Von Karman Ave, Ste 115
Event is presented by The Carr-Petrova Duo in collaboration with Project Music Heals Us.  Home for Refugees USA seeks to establish collaborative relationships between faith groups and community groups and refugee families in order for refugees to achieve a sense of feeling at home in their new communities. Our purpose is to offer support to help relieve the tragedy of displacement and loss for families and individuals having to leave a place they once called home, and help them regain independent and self-sufficient living as they create their new home in the US. ​​Novel Voices is a project designed to give voice and visibility, through music and film, to the lives and struggles of both local and international refugee communities, and to encourage audiences and artists alike to become connected and involved.

New Dec 17 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Mission Viejo: Democratic Party of OC: ADEM 101 Workshop @ Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way
Calling all Democrats: Do you want to be a delegate to the California Democratic Party? Do you know what delegates do, and what to expect? Join Democratic Party representatives for this essential and friendly discussion. This is especially helpful if you are running in ADEM elections in January. Free parking onsite. This workshop requires pre-registration and is open to Democrats. Please RSVP at the "tickets" link here. Free to attend. Produced by CDP Regional Directors, elected ADEMs, and DPOC. For details about Assembly Delegate elections in Jan, visit: https://www.cadem.org/our-party/adem (see also Dec 19)

New Dec 17 Monday 7-8:30pm, Anaheim: Housing is a Human Right: Collaboration & Execution @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim-UUCA, 511 S Harbor
Join Peace Builders of OC for its campaign to put a funding measure on the ballot for housing to end homelessness. Strategize for rapid response to unfolding developments. Increase capacity for change through trainings. To see the schedule for the meetings, refer to the calendar at website: summerofthepeople.org

[update] Dec 19 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana -> Orange: Democratic Party of OC: ADEM 101 Workshop @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St IBEW 441, 309 N. Rampart St.
Calling all Democrats: Do you want to be a delegate to the California Democratic Party? Do you know what delegates do, and what to expect? Join Democratic Party representatives for this essential and friendly discussion. This is especially helpful if you are running in ADEM elections in January. Free parking onsite. This workshop requires pre-registration and is open to Democrats. Please RSVP at the "tickets" link here. Free to attend. Produced by CDP Regional Directors, elected ADEMs, and DPOC. For details about Assembly Delegate elections in Jan, visit: https://www.cadem.org/our-party/adem (see also Dec 17)
NEW LOCATION: Due to popular demand, this event has moved to a larger venue: IBEW Orange County, 309 N Rampart St, Orange, CA 92868. Free parking at onsite structure and exterior parking spots.   Our thanks to all organizers for a quick and smooth transition, and thanks to IBEW for hosting.

New Dec 20 Thursday 5-7pm, Buena Park: Holiday Celebration and Toy Drive with Aseemblywoman Sharon-Quirk Silva @ Gilbert West High School,6855 La Palma Ave
Come discuss legislative issues of interest to the community with Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva and learn about services provided by the District Office. Become a part of a new tradition. Make a difference in a child's life and help families by donating a new, unwrapped toy. All toys collected will be distributed to local families throughout the Assembly District.Bring your entire family to this festive celebration. Light appetizers and refreshments will be provided! RSVP here

New Dec 20 Thursday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Planned Parenthood Advocacy Night: Holiday Edition! @ Address provided with RSVP
Join Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties for its monthly Advocacy Night holiday party edition for a debriefing of the November elections and to celebrate the upcoming holidays with food, games, and ugly holiday sweaters! Bring your favorite dessert, main dish will be provided. Also included: discussion of upcoming volunteer opportunities, the 2019 OC Women's March, and more! RSVP here.

New Dec 21 Friday 9am, Irvine: Friends of OC Students to Fight Rifle Ranges in OC Schools @ IHOP Restaurant, 18542 MacArthur Blvd
Friends of OC Students' first planning meeting will welcome all volunteers who want to participate in this historic campaign in OC. Its goal is to make children safer and educate the community that schools that allow guns on campus for any reason put the safety of children at risk and contribute to the problem of violence in OC schools and community.

New Dec 21 Friday 4-7pm, Anaheim: Hope 4 Restoration: Homeless Persons Memorial Day @ Anaheim Cemetery, 1400 E Sycamore
Every year on December 21, this event commemorates National Homeless Persons Memorial Day, in recognition of the members of local communities that passed away the previous year without permanent places to call home. The event is called "The Longest Night" because it is held on the winter solstice. It is the shortest day of the year for most of us, but it is the Longest Night for persons experiencing homelessness and often the coldest and perhaps loneliest as well. Hope 4 Restoration is proud to have been the first organization to establish this annual rite of recognition and remembrance in OC. In the ways of humble tradition, this event brings forth members from every sector of the greater community including those with and those without home provides the opportunity for the members of the homeless communities to mourn the loss of their friends, family and loved-ones with dignity and respect. For those that are not without homes, this event provides an opportunity for them to be informed and educated so that they have a better understanding of the harsh realities of homelessness and greater awareness of the need for a more collaborative approach to creating solutions that would end it. This inspiring event will include an interfaith service, prayer, reflection and remembrance. There will be warm refreshments and holiday faire along with music and will conclude with a reading from a list of names of those that lost their lives to homelessness during a beautiful candlelight ceremony. This is a free public event that is rated for all ages and all members of the family. Parking is free. Please remember to bundle-up, as it is known to be one of the coldest nights during the winter, but it is the perfect night to spend with friends and neighbors. Call or text 949-307-6814 for more info. Keynote Speaker For This Year's Event: Gustavo Arrellano. RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-longest-night-2018-homeless-persons-memorial-day-oc-tickets-53332099746?aff=esfb&utm-source=fb&fbclid=IwAR0TRhp0Xlk6IOglqyzq66HM_PjrLpRjuUH9jy2HGFduf5mru1BXkCX5pNk&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing

New Dec 21 Friday 7-8pm, Rancho Santa Margarita: Our Longest Night - OC Remembers @ St. John's Episcopal Church, 30382 Via Con Dios
Join Interfaith Council of Greater Rancho Santa Margarita for a memorial service for the unsheltered children, women and men who died in OC this year. This candlelight service is a collaboration of various interfaith groups in South County focused on honoring those neighbors and their lives. Participants will read their names and offer prayers, verses and music from different faiths in their memory. The service will be held in the courtyard of St. John 's Episcopal Church in RSM. Cold weather gear and apparel will be welcomed as donations.

New Dec 22 Saturday 11-1pm, Fullerton: Sunrise Movement OC Inaugural Meeting @ Tazon/Dripp - Fullerton, 500 N Harbor Blvd. Suite B, Outside Patio
Greetings and welcome to the first inaugural Orange County Hub of the nationwide Sunrise Movement! Please attend this meeting to discuss chapter goals and raise awareness on passing the Nation's most ambitious legislation: The Green New Deal! All are welcome. The meeting location is on traditional Tongva/Ajachemen territories. No outside food or drinks are allowed on the patio, and food/drinks are available at Tazon and Dripp. Please bring your own water bottles to help make this a #ZeroWaste event! This is a Now-Or-Never Moment! Join discussions online with the hashtag #GNDCampaign.

New Dec 22 Saturday 4-8pm, Santa Ana: Help Support OUR OC Food Bank Fundraiser @ Chipotle, 2773 N Main St
Many people who are dealing with food insecurity and/or are starving because they don't have the money to afford to feed themselves. The OC Food Bank helps to alleviate their hunger pains. To help them to help others, the following groups have joined together to sponsor this fundraiser: Housing is a Human Right OC (HHROC), Summer of the People, ACLU SoCal, People's Homeless Task Force, Indivisible OC 46, and the OC Poor People's Campaign. Fundraiser Reminders: Online orders will not be included in the fundraiser total. Only in-store purchases will count. Make sure to tell the cashier at checkout that you are there for the OC Food Bank fundraiser before you pay. If you don't, the fundraiser will not get credit. In order for OC Food Bank to receive any monetary funds, a minimum of $300 in total sales needs to be made. Gift cards purchased during fundraisers do not count towards total donated sales, but purchases made with an existing gift card will count. If you are not able to stop by for a bite to eat but would like to donate to the OC Food Bank, go to: https://capoc.z2systems.com/np/clients/capoc/donation.jsp?campaign=26&

New Dec 22 Saturday 6-8pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America - OC; LGBT+ Socialists Committee Meeting @ The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (Oak Creek Village), 5653 Alton Parkway
Join the LGBT+ committee in planning upcoming actions and future events.

New Dec 23 Sunday noon-4pm, Anaheim: Really Really Free Market @ La Palma Park, 1151 N. Anaheim Blvd.
Bring stuff you don't need/want anymore!   And get stuff you do need/want!   If you don't have anything to share you are still welcome to take anything you like (:*If you are brining items to share please only bring what you can carry (a bag or two) *Try and show up early (not 30min before we clean up) So folx have time to look and take items. This will also help us have less to clean up!*WHAT CAN YOU BRING?   Bring books, clothes, music, electronics, games, children's toys, art supplies, non perishable food items, etc.   Workshops/ skill sharing are great! (Ex. Art w the children, upcycling, informative workshops, etc)*NO MONEY, NO BARTER, NO TRADE, EVERYTHING IS FREE.Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/394164404489419/

New Dec 26 Wednesday 6pm, Irvine: Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter General Meeting @ Home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River
Please bring POT LUCK SNACK FOOD item.   AGENDA   INTROS and Your Take: What will it take to ensure progressive Democrats win in 2020?!!   NATIONAL "Change Makes Change!" "PDA 101" Chapters, IOT's, SC's, PeopleDemandAction 501(c)(4), YPDA Young Progressives Demanding Action   www.pdamerica.org, www.peopledemaningaction.org, FB, Tw, Virtual Phonebank - MikeFox@pdamerica.org   IOTs {EWO (intermittent), HCHR (every second Wed), SGW, ECR (every fourth Wed), CFTE, ESJ} Working Grps {ERA, EMI)   2018 Midterm Rep-Elects, EDUCATE CONGRESS #GreenNewDeal #PeaceInYemen Sanders/Khanna https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hconres138/details , Winslow Meeting Feb 8-10 Las Vegas NM, Coalition Partners (eg. OurRev, NNU, HCN, PNHP, etc), Elections 2020   Other reports/debrief: RunBernieRun 2.0, HR676 and S1804, #MedicareForAll Caucus and Barnstorming   REGIONAL: Updates/Reports 2018 CA Midterm Rep-Elects: Newsom, Feinstein, CDP ADEMS, Leadership Shake Up, SB562 and new CA SP/MFA Coalition, PDA-CA www.pda-ca.com   LOCAL: Reports: Midterm Rep-Elects-Gil CA39, Katie CA45, Harley CA48, Mike CA49, Cottie AD74, Tom SD34, city councils, OC BoS, etc., CHC-OC, Dem clubs, OurRev, Indivisible, HB Huddle, Women For: OC, NWPC_OC, Green Party OC, OC and SouthOC Progs, Issues Groups, Coffee/Weekly Disc Groups-SoOC Mon Morning Coffee, Los Amigos of Anaheim, Actions, Announcements   OPEN DISCUSSION NEXT MEETING Thursday January 31, 2019

New Dec 28 Friday 7-10pm, Irvine: Indivisible OC Outreach: Blue Wave New Year's Celebration @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
It's time to celebrate the Blue Wave! We're not just Democrats, or Independents, or members of other parties who were concerned about our country -- we're Indivisibles and working together we helped create the Blue Wave that brought us a progressive new Congress. We're here in Orange County to stay, we're going to pull out all the stops in 2020, but right now, we're going to celebrate!��Come and bring your friends, and we'll have a fun evening meeting other Indivisibles and their families and friends from all over Orange County. ��If you have a special family dish or an ethnic specialty, please bring that. Let's make this celebration just as diverse as our community is. For those who don't cook please contact us about other contributions: beverages other than water, ice, condiments and coffee supplies. It's all good! �For suggestions on what to bring, email teamindivisibleoc@gmail.com or call 949 929-6512.

2019


JANUARY

New Jan 3 Thursday 10pm-noon, Fullerton: Indivisible National Event; Indivisible CA39 @ NW corner of Bastanchury & State College Blvd.
Indivisible CA39 will host "Gil on the Hill", a rally to help promote Indivisible as an organization, as well as to promote Gil Cisneros. We will collect school supplies and children's clothing for children in need in the district, as well as to support Gil's support of education.

New Jan 3 Thursday noon-1pm, Irvine: Let's Sing Bye-Bye to Mimi, Hello to Katie @ 4100 Campus Dr
Congress is starting its new session on Jan 3, so join Indivisible Nasty Women of Orange County to sing Bye-bye to Mimi and hello to Katie Porter near Katie's old stomping ground, UC Irvine. Available will volunteer signature sheets for two important bills for Katie to look at carefully, HR 1 and HR 7173 (for Democracy and for Climate Change reform). PLUS - Message to #TrumpShutDown: NO WALL!

New Jan 3 Thursday 2-4pm, Santa Ana: Queer Youth Voices Workshop with Rachel Will @ CSUF Grand Central Art Center, 125 N Broadway
LibroMobile Presents:
Queer Youth Voices Workshop with local writer Rachel Will
(at Crear Studio)About the workshop:
LGBTQIA-writer Rachel Will will lead students, ages 12-18, in a writing workshop exploring queerness and building community. The workshop will begin with introductions and a generative prompt for the group, allowing participants 30 minutes to respond to the prompt. The group will then listen and provide positive feedback for each reader. Possible prompts include “My coming out story,” “LGBTQ superhero,” “Where I grew up,” or a prompt of their choice. Bus passes will be provided to the event. The workshop is organized by Rachel Will, a current MFA candidate in fiction at UC Riverside. Questions? Email rachelewill@gmail.com*Free event! RSVP for workshop via libromobile@gmail.com. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided at all sites and events.  Location and Parking Info: The workshop will be hosted in Crear Studio. Crear Studio is located in the basement of CSUF Grand Central Art Center. Metered parking is available on 2nd, Broadway and Sycamore. We suggest parking at the parking garage on 3rd & Sycamore to avoid parking tickets. Parking tickets are fully enforced in the downtown area.

New Jan 3 Thursday 4-5:30pm, Santa Ana: Indivisible OC 46: Whose House? Our House! @ Rancho Santiago Community College District, 2323 N. Broadway
Please join us at the corner of N. Main Street and Santa Clara Ave. Parking is available at the Rancho Santiago Community College District building (which houses Lou Correa's office) immediately adjacent. We will be collecting signatures on a letter urging Lou to publicly demand that H.R.1 be a bold, progressive, comprehensive democracy package that includes reforms on voter empowerment and access, money in politics reforms, and corruption fixes, and that congress demand a clean funding bill to end the #TrumpShutDown with no additional monies for the border wall, detention beds, and enforcement agents.We will rally at the Main/I-5 overpass with the IOC46 banner, and then meet with Lou's staff to deliver the letter.If you are unable to attend and sign our letter to Rep. Correa in person, please sign the online petition no later than Wednesday night, 1/2: http://chng.it/6GXbTnZkg2   Thank you!

New Jan 3 Thursday 6:45-8:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC General Meeting: OC in Roundup from Voice of OC @ Congregation B'nai Tzedek, 9669 Talbert Ave
These are exciting times in Orange County, with the rise of Blue leadership making news all across the country. The story is big, complicated, and important. DCWOC invites you to DCWOC first meeting of 2019 for a local take on what's happened--and what's in store--for OC voters, activists, electeds, and candidates. DCWOC is pleased to welcome local journalist Norberto Santana, Jr., publisher of Voice of OC, OC's non-profit, non-partisan newsroom, to lead the discussion. Voice of OC is focused on daily coverage of the things that matter most, such as: transportation, the environment, health, public safety, housing and homelessness. They are a catalyst in the community, bringing attention to important stories to encourage robust wide-ranging dialogue on local policy, societal and political issues.Norberto Santana Jr., is an award-winning investigative reporter with 20 years of experience at major daily newspapers. Before founding Voice of OC in 2009, Santana was a lead investigative reporter for the OC Register and spent a decade covering local governments across Southern California. His work has included exposes on OC public safety spending, deportation policies and misuse of funds at the San Diego Red Cross. Santana has a master's in Latin American Studies and has worked as an elections analyst with the National Endowment for Democracy. He also has direct experience on Internet start-ups as one of the founders of CubaNet.org, a website for dissident writers inside Cuba that has operated since 1995. DCWOC includes Huntington & Sunset Beach, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Seal Beach, Stanton, Westminster, Costa Mesa, and Midway City. Membership encouraged, but not required. Refreshments served. Ample parking behind the building. For info call Phil at 310-871-2083.

New Jan 4 Friday 9:45am, Anaheim: UNITE Here Rally for Worker Justice @ Anaheim Hilton, 777 W Convention Way
Join UNITE Here to send a strong message to the management that intimidation is not acceptable in OC.  Workers have been lifting their voices for months to demand fair wages and a pension. Community will let management know that they are standing with workers. Please let me know if you will join the group. See more at https://www.facebook.com/ada.briceno/posts/10218917417105844

New Jan 5 Saturday 10:30am-12:30pm, Anaheim: OC Peace and Dignity Meeting @ Anaheim Independence Center, 10841 Garza Ave
Peace and Dignity 2020 is around the corner!! This event is the first Orange County prayer meeting. This is potluck style so please bring a dish to share, a notebook and medicine to offer the altar. Everyone is welcomed especially youth. Find out what it takes to be a driver, runner or volunteer!! Hosted by Lupe Lopez-Donaghey 714-591-7080 and Michelle Castillo 562 533-0373. You may contact them with any questions.

New Jan 5 Saturday noon-5pm, Santa Ana: School of Unity & Liberation Kermes @ El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N Ross St.
Please join us for a special celebration and fundraiser to support local Orange County organizers' attendance at the School of Unity & Liberation's (SOUL) Training for Trainers program in January 2019 :)   Here is what they have to say: Hello everyone, we are 2 low-income Black and brown organizers from Anaheim, CA seeking financial support for our attendance at the School Of Unity and Liberation's Training for Trainers program next month in Oakland, CA :) We're asking our online and local communities, friends, and peers for support and solidarity as we are both currently lacking the financial stability and means to attend. Anything will truly help! To those supporting us, we intend to take ya'll on our journey through social media and other mediums, as well as personal communication, and by sharing our experiences and serving as resources for those looking to get involved in SOUL or learn more about community organizing and facilitation ♥ thank ya'll for your support and we will be updating ya'll with our efforts as we get close to the day of the training ♥ There will be music, dancing, food, games, and more! If you are unable to attend the kermes but would still like to support you can send funds to venmo: @karimi *surplus funds will be used to support local organizers who are accepted into SOUL in the future :) updates/transparency of funds will be shared as well.

New Jan 5 Saturday 12:15-1:45pm, Anaheim: Anaheim Democrats Meeting @ Haskett Branch Library, 2650 W Broadway
Democrats are invited to hear speakers Loretta Sanchez and Andy Thorburn talk about their candidacies for the District 3 seat on the OC Board of Supervisors. You do not have to be a club member to attend, but you do have to be a Democrat.

New Jan 5 Saturday 6-10pm, Santa Ana: DTSA Artwalk with LGBT Center on 4th @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th
Join LGBT Center OC the first Sat of each month for DTSA Artwalk! Its doors are open during Artwalk and throughout the week with live music, classes, art exhibits and much more! Dancers We Lost is a comprehensive dance history project honoring performers who died due to complications of HIV/AIDS. Its heart and soul are a planned searchable database and biography files of each of the dancers. The most visual part of the project is an arts and public history exhibit showing the performers in their prime. All photographs, scrapbooks, personal papers, biography files and items collected by Dancers We Lost history project will go to the Museum of Performance + Design in San Francisco, the largest dance, performing arts, and design archive on the West Coast. Dancers We Lost will be exhibited as part of DTSA Artwalk at the Brad Bradford LGBT Center on 4th Gallery. Please vishttps://www.lgbtcenteroc.org/it and follow on social media for the latest updates to services, group schedules, meetups, events, behind-the-scene photos and much more!

New Jan 6 Sunday 6-8pm, Anaheim: UNITE HERE For Rights and Fair Contracts @ Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort, 1855 S Harbor Blvd.
Early on Saturday, January 5, a Local 11 organizer was unjustly arrested outside the Sheraton Park hotel during demonstration for a fair new contract.   We are more determined than ever to than ever to stand up for free speech and collective action. Join us and help us keep our voices raised!

New Jan 6 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC: Potluck/Discussion @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
The Green Party of OC invites you to the first meeting of 2019. Bring along a dish and/or beverage to share. https://greenpartyoc.wordpress.com/coming-events/

New Jan 6 Sunday 3-5pm, Newport Beach: The Faith Community's Role in Moving People to Action @ St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd.
Orange County Alliance for Just Change, St Mark Presbyterian Church, Orange County United Way, and Rabbi Marcia Tilchin present The Faith Community's Role in Moving People to Action in helping solve the Orange County homelessness crisis

New Jan 6 Sunday 8-10pm, Santa Ana: Democratic Socialists of America - OC; Libertarian Socialist Caucus @ Taqueria Carniceria Tapatia Inc., 202 S. Bristol St.
Join us as we discuss how to bring libertarian socialism to Orange County.All interested are welcome. If you are interested in joining, please bring proof of membership in DSA (membership card, email receipt, etc)

New Jan 7 Monday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC; January Meeting & Election @ San Juan Hills Golf Club, 32120 San Juan Creek Rd.
"OUR VISION IS 2020!" Don't miss this opportunity to shape what DWSOC does next year! Please join us for a series of small group discussions, where you will have the chance to share your thoughts and ideas on several topics as we begin organizing for 2020 (or just learning & listening is OK too!!).The 2019 DWSOC Executive Board Officer Election is also taking place. All DWSOC members who are registered Democrats are eligible to vote.The Slate is as follows:
President: Kim Anderson   Vice President: Linda Verraster   Secretary: Valerie Burchfield Rhodes   Treasurer: Lori AbbottWe will also be accepting nominations from the floor.

New Jan 7 Monday 7-10pm, Santa Ana: Trans*itions Health and Wellness Committee Meeting @ LGBT Center, 1605 N Spurgeon
Come attend these committee meetings every first Mon and be a part of the positive change and progress the trans* community is making in Orange County! Plans include self-defense classes, name/gender change clinics, Trans* Pride and more! Please visit https://www.lgbtcenteroc.org/ and follow on social media for the latest updates to services, group schedules, meetups, events, behind-the-scene photos and much more!

New Jan 8 Tuesday 8:30-9:30am, Santa Ana: Supervisor Elect Doug Chaffee Oath of Office @ 333 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
Join me as I take the Oath of Office as your next 4th District Supervisor.

New Jan 8 Tuesday 3-6pm, Newport Beach: The Faith Community's Role in Moving People to Action @ St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd.
Orange County Alliance for Just Change, St Mark Presbyterian Church, Orange County United Way, and Rabbi Marcia Tilchin present The Faith Community's Role in Moving People to Action in helping solve the Orange County homelessness crisis

New Jan 8 Tuesday 5-9pm, Orange: Support Betty Valencia for Orange: We Demand a Fair Process @ City of Orange Building, 300 E Chapman Ave.
(Park at or near City Hall, 300 E. Chapman Ave, and walk two blocks west to the fountain at Plaza Square (the Orange Circle).   Discussion regarding the vacant seat is agenda item 7.1(
http://www.cityoforange.org/DocumentCenter/View/8257/01-08-19ccweb Additional details: facebook.com/events/573831433092068We demand a fair process, and call on the Orange City Council to respect the will of voters by appointing Beatriz “Betty” Valencia to the open seat vacated by now Mayor Mark Murphy. In November, Betty Valencia would be the first qualified openly LGBTQ person and first immigrant to serve on the council, as well as the first Latina woman.We will gather around the fountain at Plaza Square (Orange circle) at 5pm sharp for a sunset sing-along with Betty, followed by a candlelight procession to City Hall (candles will be provided) for a short rally before 6pm meeting.   Schedule:   5pm - Sunset sing-along around fountain at Plaza Square (Orange circle)   5:15 - Candlelight procession to City Hall   5:30 - Rally at city hall (statement from Betty)   6pm - City Council regular session commences. Please wear red in support.

New Jan 8 Tuesday 6-9pm, Orange: City Council Meeting @ City Council Chambers, 300 E Chapman Ave.
Let's do our part to make it clear to the Orange City Council that that Orange residents reject back-room deals that fill seats with their cronies. Orange residents want representation, transportation and strong leadership. Basically we want to see Betty Valencia in that seat.If the city council is not able to appoint someone satisfactory then a special election will be necessary.Please come and make your voices heard.

New Jan 8 Tuesday 5:30pm, Capistrano Beach: Progressives of South OC: The Challenge of Climate Change: The Impacts and What We Can Do @ Agostinos by the Sea Ristorante Italiano, 34700 Coast Hwy
Join Progressives of South OC to hear Shahir Masri, UCI Scientist and author of a new book about climate change and its impact, and Athina Simolaris, Educator for environmental awareness. Dinner and Socializing, 5:30-7, Meeting at 7. RSVP necessary: socprogressives@gmail.com 66 percent of Americans want to see action. What can be done about it before it is too late? Masri's new book is Beyond Debate: Answers to 50 Misconceptions on Climate Change. Signed copies available at the meeting. Please respond early since the restaurant plans table arrangements and wait staff well in advance.  If you are not on the mailing list or have never attended before, please sign in at the door. If you intend to come only for coffee, drinks, or desert, please so indicate on your RSVP (you may have to sit on chairs in the back rather than at dining tables). There is no charge or membership/registration fee.  For the dinner/social hour, everyone can order dinner/drinks on their own from the restaurant menu or list of nightly specials.  Please visit PSOC website http://socprogressives.com/ and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/1056386124549812/

New Jan 9 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Indivisible OC 46: OC Women's March Sign Making Party @ LGBT Center on 4th., 305 E. 4th. St.
We will be making signs for the O.C. Women's March. Bring your friends and your creative ideas, we had a great turnout and fun evening doing this last year. We will have extra poster board and markers on hand if you can't bring your own.   Hope to see you there!

New Jan 9 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Tustin: Climate Reality: OC Chapter General Meeting @ REI, 2962 El Camino Real
Join Climate Reality OC Chapter for its next (3rd) general meeting. Enjoy speakers and a panel discussion followed by a Q&A session regarding new and current political movements. Agenda will include a review chapter campaigns, actions, T-shirts. Admission is free.

New Jan 9 Wednesday 7-9pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd AD Democratic Alliance @ IAM District 725, 5402 Bolsa Ave.
72nd AD Democratic Alliance January Meeting

New Jan 10 Thursday 6:30pm, Irvine: Homelessness 101 Classes Winter 2019 @ 18012 Mitchell S
Join United to End Homelessness to understand more about homelessness, which has reached crisis levels both locally and throughout the country. This class will provide a wealth of information and answer some of the most frequently asked questions about this issue, including: What is homelessness? What are the key factors that lead to homelessness and what is the current state of homelessness in OC? How can homelessness be solved? And who is homeless in OC? You will: become familiar with philosophies and terminologies associated with homelessness, gain a much better understanding of the homeless system here in OC, including the most up-to-date statistics and best practices for solving homelessness in OC, discover how you can play a key role in changing OC's history as well as the lives of neighbors experiencing homelessness. Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. You must sign-up to attend via the "Register" link above. Due to high demand, individuals may only register to attend one Homelessness 101 class per calendar year. Food will not be provided at any meeting but you are free to bring your own. Coffee and water provided. The lass is subject to cancellation if # of attendees is below 30. Class is offered on Jan 10, Feb 13 and Mar 14. Registration required here.

New Jan 10 Thursday 6:30-8pm, Yorba Linda: Yorba Linda United Monthly Meeting @ East Lake Village Community Association, 5325 Village Center Dr
Join Yorba Linda United to kickoff a New Year of action in the community.   AGENDA:   1) Finalize top 2019 strategic plans   2) Coordinate Jan 19th Womens March as group/banner   3) Discuss Jan 20 CYD sponsorship Nixon Library   4) Update Jan 24 Candidate Forum community center   5) Status/publicity Feb 11 Medicare for All event   6) Recap council meeting public comment and Jan 15th next meeting

New Jan 10 Thursday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: S.A.X. - South Asian Exchange at LGBT Center @ LGBT Center, 1605 N Spurgeon
Come and join LGBT Center OC every 2nd and 4th Thurs  for S.A.X: South Asian Exchange, a social group open to all South Asians in the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies. The mission of the South Asian Exchange is to bring together and empower the DESI and LGBTQ+ and allied communities by sharing beautiful cultures and building a sense of family and friendship through support groups and social events. Participation is free - come and say hi today!

New Jan 11 Friday 7-9pm, Anaheim: Chicano Latino Immigrant Democratic Club OC & Latinx Young Democrats of OC: Meet-and-Greet with Kimberly Ellis @ Olive Tree Restaurant, 518 S Brookhurst St Ste 1
This year California Democratic Party (CDP) delegates will be voting for the next CDP-Chair. Kimberly Ellis is the first Democrat to announce a campaign for the Chair's race, which is ex­pected to be settled at the CDP Convention in San Francisco. ADEM Delegates, ADEM Candidates & Ex-Officios are welcome. Space is limited please make sure to RSVP via facebook event page or to Chicanolatinodemcluboc@gmail.com

New Jan 12 Saturday 8:30am-12:30pm, Irvine: Martin Luther King Jr. Teach-In & Training: Progressing Toward Justice in Turbulent Times @ UCI Law School, 401 Peltason Dr
This event is an opportunity for UC Irvine School of Law faculty, staff, students, alumni, local attorneys, community organizers, and interested members of the public to come together to discuss the opportunities to advocate for justice in a variety of areas of law. The event serves as an annual gathering for those concerned about the effects of those current government decisions at local, state, and national levels that affect civil rights, human rights, and the rule of law.The teach-in focuses not only on the state of the law, but also on opportunities for transformative social justice work. Speakers and attendees are encouraged to share ideas. Training will be provided for attorneys and community members interested in serving as Legal Observers at demonstrations and other events held around Southern California where protesters and/or event organizers are concerned about First Amendment rights.The plenary session will be recorded and made available to the UCI Law community within 72 hours of the event. Breakout sessions, however, will only be recorded upon request and with the permission of the panelists.MCLE credit will be available for members of the California Bar. Additional speakers are yet to be announced. For complete schedule and to regisiter, visit here For more event details or to request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please email events@law.uci.edu

New Jan 12 Saturday 10am, Santa Ana: OC Peace Coalition Meeting @ Offices of Frank Barbaro, 1111 N Broadway
Meeting will include special guest speaker: Martha Garcia will be speaking about her son, U.S. Marine veteran Jose Roberto Segovia Benitez.  Jose is being held at Adelanto Detention Center awaiting deportation.  Martha will be bring a letter she hopes everyone will sign requesting that Congresswomen Nanette Barragan to intervene and stop Jose from being deported. Also, the group will be making plans for the Womens March in OC and the MLK Parade in Long Beach. For more info call 562-833-8035 or visit www.mfso.org

New Jan 12 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Santa Ana: OC NAACP January General Meeting @ OC NAACP, Second Baptist Church, 4300 Westminster Ave
Join OC NAACP new officers, members and friends to discuss plans for the New Year, the OC Women's March, Black History Month, the Great American Write-In, the lack of faculty of color in higher education in the county and other topics of interest to the group.

New Jan 12 Saturday 1-8pm, Costa Mesa: Tim Johnson for Assembly District 74 Delegate; #Bernie2020 Livestream Party @ 3400 Avenue of the Arts Apartments
Thanks to Organizing for Bernie, there will be hundreds of live stream house parties taking place across the country. Join us in Costa Mesa for a much anticipated viewing! There will be food and beverages, and this will be a potluck style event so bring a dish if you can! If not, no worries. We look forward to seeing you all there! #Bernie2020 #OurRevolution 🐦✊🔥

New Jan 12 Saturday 1:30-3:30pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats: Women's March Sign-Making Party @ Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way
Join Canyon Democrats for its epic Sign-Making Party a week before the Women's March. Get your creativity flowing and get inspired as members and friends get together to make signs for the 3rd Annual Women's March. This event is free but space is limited so please click here to RSVP. Many of the women who won elected office both locally and nationally credited their decision with attending the Women's Marches in 2017 and 2018. Help make some signs to thank them and inspire a whole new group of amazing women to run for School Board to President! So bring poster boards, markers and materials to decorate your sign and make some amazing messages

New Jan 13 Sunday 9:45-1:45pm, Diamond Bar: ADEM Elections 55th District @ 600 N. Diamond Bar Blvd.
Join us and vote for our next elected Assembly District Delegates. We will elect 7 women and 7 men to represent us. The 55th Assembly District includes Diamond Bar, portions of Industry, Rowland Heights, Walnut, portions of West Covina, Brea, La Habra, Placentia, Yorba Linda, and Chino Hills. If you are unsure, you can confirm which Assembly District you live in here: http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/
Additional details: facebook.com/events/2230656557256271Read candidate statements here: (Scroll down to 55)
https://tableau.the-pdi.com/t/CampaignTools/views/AssemblyDemocratsSearchable/AllCandidates?:embed=y#1

New Jan 13 Sunday 5:30-7:30pm, Costa Mesa: People for Housing OC YIMBY Meet Up! @ Goat Hill Tavern, 1830 Newport Blvd
Join your YIMBY friends for the first Meet Up of 2019! Enjoy beers with pizza brought in from Laventina's as the group talks development, SB 50 and all things housing! As always, pizza is provided,  attendees buy their beer. Hope to see you there!

New Jan 13 Sunday 6:30-9:30pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club; Sign Making Party for Women's March 2019 @ 21789 Ocean Vista Dr.
The Laguna Beach Democratic Club will be walking in the third annual Women's March, Orange County with the women, men and children of Orange County on January 19th in Santa Ana from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Ahead of the annual march, we will be hosting a sign making party. LBDC will provide supplies — post boards, markers, glitter, stick on letters, glue sticks, etc. Bring your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, energy and excitement. Please RSVP to this event in order to ensure we have enough supplies for everyone.  facebook.com/events/1502643389868519

New Jan 14 Monday 6pm, Brea: Press Conference and Rally, Rename Fanning Elementary! @ Brea Civic Center
Save the date for this press conference and rally to support the name change for Fanning Elementary! At the last meeting, the Board gave Superintendent Mason to bring costs, a timeline, and three possible names that DO NOT include Fanning, considering the evidence that William E. Fanning was a documented-KKK member during the 1920s. The goal is to show the Board support and make sure that they stay firm in their decision to rename Fanning Elementary!

New Jan 14 Monday noon-1pm & 7-8pm, Santa Ana: O.C. Women's March; OC Women's March Volunteer Trainings @ (Location Provided Upon RSVP)
Thank you for your interest in being a part of the third annual Orange County Women's March happening on January 19, 2019! This is a grassroots event and we couldn't do it without the amazing volunteers who donate their time to making this event a success. If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP here: http://bit.ly/OCWMVolunteerNote that in order to volunteer at the march, you must attend one of our MANDATORY volunteer trainings. Dates/Times are listed below. Trainings will be held in Santa Ana, exact address provided at a later date.1. Sunday January 13, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2. Monday January 14, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
3. Monday January 14, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM More details to follow. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at OCWomensMarch@gmail.com

New Jan 15 Tuesday 6-8pm, Corona del Mar/Newport Beach: Newport Beach Democratic Women's Club Meeting: Loretta Sanchez and Moms Demand Action @ Oasis Sr Center, 801 Narcissus Ave
Speakers will be Loretta Sanchez, Candidate for Board of Supervisors District 3, and Moms Demand Action Spokesperson. Details: Free Parking Available. Cost: $15 (free for NBWDC Members). Light refreshments provided.* Business Update will include info on ADEM Elections, Women's March. RSVP HERE: https://tinyurl.com/y8sxkttf

New Jan 15 Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club: Sign Making Party for Women's March 2019 @ 21789 Ocean Vista Dr
The Laguna Beach Democratic Club will be walking in the third annual Women's March, OC with the women, men and children on Jan 19 in Santa Ana from 10am-1pm. Ahead of the annual march, the LBDC will host a sign making party and provide supplies — post boards, markers, glitter, stick on letters, glue sticks, etc. Bring friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, energy and excitement. Please RSVP here to this event in order to ensure there are enough supplies for everyone.

New Jan 15 Tuesday 7-9pm, Laguna Woods Village: Laguna Woods Democratic Club Meeting at Clubhouse Two with Fran Sdao @ Clubhouse 2, 24112 Moulton Pkwy
This is the first meeting in Clubhouse 2 and will include election and installation of directors for 2019. Outgoing DPOC Chair Fran Sdao will be speaking about the successes of the Democratic Party of OC in 2018 and reporting on the election of new DPOC officers. While everyone's focus was on the Congressional races, OC Democrats did well in many other races as well. Please bring the following to the meeting: non-perishable food items for South County Outreach, as there are no food drives until possibly March. The need is great! Cash is always gratefully accepted as well. LWDC members Sue Snyder and Harold Mukamal are happy to deliver it. Also, please bring recyclable bottles and cans for Cathy Aubert, who collects them and gives the money to South County Outreach, and address labels for the postcard for Legislative Action - there will be a postcard about the Voting Rights Act and a letter from about the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. If you do not attend the meeting, check your email for the letter and talking points from Legislative Action Chair Jonathan Adler, so you can send it Rep. Katie Porter, 1117 Longworth HOB, Washington, DC 20515.

New Jan 16 Wednesday 8:30-11am, Costa Mesa: Save Oak View School!!! @ Orange County Special Education, 200 Kalmus Dr
Call to Action: OVSD and ComUNIDAD working for success in Oak View! Dozens of Oak View parents have confirmed with Oak View ComUNIDAD and the Ocean View School District of the deceitful lies Sycamore Creek Community Charter School made to the community. Oak View residents fell victims to the orchestrated tactics they coordinated. All folks who signed the petition are invited and encouraged to come out and support Oak View Elementary and the Ocean View School District at the OC Department of Education. The bus to Orange County Department of Education will leave Oak View Elementary 17241 Oak Lane, Huntington Beach CA on Jan 16, @ 8:45am. There is plenty of room so please RSVP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Please help get the message out to parents and community members by sharing this event.

New Jan 17 Thursday 11am-noon, Online: Webinar: Dismantling Detention - Strategies for Site Fights @ Online with Registration
Immigration detention has been expanding at record rates under the Trump Administration, but many are fighting detention in all kinds of new and innovative ways. This webinar will provide new advocates and organizers with important background information for understanding ICE detention contracts and the different laws and policies that shape the detention map. Strategies and considerations for fighting detention contracts and facilities, and how to challenge detention as it exists now while holding the goal of a truly prison-free future in mind will be discussed. Presenters: Grisel Ruiz, Staff Attorney, Immigrant Legal Resource Center; Silky Shah, Executive Director, Detention Watch Network; Azadeh Shahshahani, Legal and Advocacy Director, Project South; Bethany Carson, Immigration Policy Researcher & Organizer, Grassroots Leadership; Barbara Suarez Galeano, National Organizer,  Detention Watch Network; Lena Graber, Staff Attorney, Immigrant Legal Resource Center. Register Here https://t.e2ma.net/click/vdjbop/76dohs/v9fm7tp

New Jan 17 Thursday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Community Action Fund of PPOSBC; Planned Parenthood Advocacy Night/Poster Making Party
Join us for our monthly Advocacy Night: Women's March Poster Making Edition. We will have supplies for you to create your own poster to march with at the 3rd Annual Orange County Women's March, happening the Saturday after our poster making party, on January 19th. Everyone who attends will get a FREE Planned Parenthood Women's March shirt (while supplies last, one per person).RSVP here: https://www.weareplannedparenthoodaction.org/onlineactions/fgRapHlGcUiNzHjql-eeTg2

New Jan 17 Thursday 6:30-8pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative: Book Club - Short story "Bloodchild" @ Mediterranean Guys, 2274 E 17th St
Join OC Racial Justice Collaborative for a discussion of the short story Bloodchild by classic Science Fiction author Octavia E. Butler. This decades old tale of humans and aliens has relevance today. A quick read likely to leave you with strong feelings, opinions and questions! The story is available here: http://boblyman.net/englt392/texts/bloodchild.pdf or in compendium here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60930.Bloodchild_and_Other_Stories

New Jan 18 Friday 11:30am-1:30pm, Newport Beach: OC Forum; 2019 State of the County @ Pacific Club, 4110 MacArthur Blvd.
The OC Forum is looking forward to having you as our guest for our first program of the year, "2019 State of the County." Join us as we hear from outgoing Hon. Supervisor Andrew Do on the board's main focuses this past year, from maintaining infrastructure to addressing the homeless issue, and what the future holds.
More info to come. Additional details:  https://www.facebook.com/events/202631157220051/

[venue change] Jan 18 Friday 7-9pm, Irvine Orange: Democratic Socialists of America-OC General Meeting @ Leatherby Libraries at Chapman University, 1 University Dr.
DSA-OC will be discussing past actions and updating on future actions and give people a chance to speak to committees.
***UPDATE*** Due to a venue change We will be meeting in the basement meeting by the fountains in front of Leatherby Libraries at Chapman University. facebook.com/events/216018055968509   There is a bus stop near campus on the corner of Glassell and Palm. In addition, there are paid and street parking options available. Chapman University offers parking underneath their football field, the entrance being off Walnut Ave and near where Walnut and Glassell intersect. Street parking is available immediately along both the college and across the street at their law school. Be sure to read the signs when you park on the street since many of the neighborhoods are require permits.

[update] Jan 19 Saturday 10am, Santa Ana: Third Annual Women's March Orange County @ Starting point: Corner of N. Flower Street and W. Civic Center Dr
March for women, march for awareness, march to show strength! All are welcome; this is an all-inclusive, family-friendly event. To RSVP, volunteer or sign-up your organization, visit website www.OCWomensMarch.org. Get social with event @OCWomensMarch Parking: http://www.ocwomensmarch.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/OCWM-Parking-1.jpg

New Jan 19 Saturday 1:30-3pm, Irvine: Americans United, OC: Flicks for Thought Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men & Women in WW II @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
AU, OC will show the film "Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men & Women in WW II" as part of its on-going “Flicks for Thought” Series. During World War II, U.S. military policy regarding gay and lesbian soldiers is unforgiving. Director Arthur Dong's look into these policies
reveals the harsh punishments inflicted on homosexual soldiers, which included dishonorable discharges that prevented the collection of benefits. This documentary focuses on nine members of the armed forces, using interviews and clips to explore sexual repression in the military and the possible punishments these soldiers could face. At the start of the film the Joint Chiefs of Staff are shown stating unequivocally their belief that military service and homosexuality are incompatible. And just as unequivocally, the film sets out to prove that this position is the extension of a long and unconscionable tradition of institutional discrimination by the U.S. military against homosexuals dating back, at least, to World War II. Using a collage of newsreel footage, photographs, footage from psychiatric sessions, medical examinations, sex education lectures and other declassified footage, plus first hand interviews with nine gay veterans, they trace the evolution of the military's attitude. The film picks up just after Pearl Harbor, when, in an effort to screen out undesirables from the rush of young volunteers eager to join the war effort, homosexuals were lumped in the same category as mental defectives and criminals. Agenga will include discussion on the history of gays in the military. For more information: www.au-oc.org, email: mail@au-oc.org or call 714-299-4551.

New Jan 19 Saturday 8am-2:30pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats; Bus to the 2019 Women's March @ The Murray Center, 24932 Veterans Way
Everyone is welcome, so grab a friend, some poster-board and some sneakers and travel with us from Mission Viejo to the Orange County Women's March in Santa Ana. We made our voices heard in the Midterms and now it's time to get even louder to make sure the folks in Washington know we're not done! This year's March theme is Celebrating Women: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Our bus will depart at 8:00am sharp, and will leave the Women's March in Santa Ana at 1:30 pm. Approximate arrival back at Murray Center is 2:30 pm. A restroom will be located on the bus! Tickets are $20 per person and space is limited, so get your ticket today! Don't wait!
THE BUS IS SOLD OUT! Thank you to everyone who reserved a seat. We can't wait to see you on the 19th! Our bus will depart from the Murray Center at 24932 Veterans Way in Mission Viejo at 8:00am sharp, and will leave the Women's March in Santa Ana at 1:30 pm. Approximate arrival back at Murray Center is 2:30 pm. A restroom will be located on the bus!

New Jan 20 Sunday noon-4pm, Anaheim: Really Really Free Market @ La Palma Park, 1151 N Anaheim Blvd.
Please read if you are new to the RRFM❤**Bring stuff you don't need/want anymore!   **And get stuff you do need/want!   If you don't have anything to share you are still welcome to take anything you like (: *If you are brining items to share please only bring what you can carry (a bag or two) *Try and show up early (not 30min before we clean up) So folx have time to look and take items. This will also help us have less to clean up!*WHAT CAN YOU BRING?   Bring books, clothes, music, electronics, games, children's toys, art supplies, non perishable food items, etc.   Workshops/ skill sharing are great! (Ex. Art w the children, upcycling, informative workshops, etc)*NO MONEY, NO BARTER, NO TRADE, EVERYTHING IS FREE.  Additional details: facebook.com/events/403320986902786

New Jan 20 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine: Meeting & Officer Elections @ 15 Riparian View
Please join the Democrats of Greater Irvine for our January Meeting, where the election of new club officers will take place.   All members who have paid their dues for 2019 may participate in the selection of new club leadership for DGI's executive board. Refreshments and snacks will be provided for all guests.   To vote in the officer elections you must pay your DGI membership dues for 2019: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dgi2019   The DGI nominations committee has recommended several candidates for official club board positions, and there will be an opportunity for nominations to be made from the floor. The board positions up for election are: Chair, 1st Vice Chair, 2nd Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary.

New Jan 21 Monday 6-8pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees Volunteer Orientation @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy,
Did you know that on any given day there are up to 1000 immigrants in OC detention facilities? Become a FOCD volunteer visitor and show your support to immigration detainees. The two-hour volunteer orientation covers an introduction to FOCD, a brief explanation of U.S. immigration detention, and step-by-step guidance on how to visit a person in immigration detention. Volunteers are able to start visiting upon completion of orientation. Topics include: History of FOCD, Overview of Visitation Program, Overview of the U.S. immigration system, The role of a visitor (boundaries / confidentiality), Making your first visit, How to record your visit, FAQ. Please RSVP at friendsofocdetainees@gmail.com or at the website: http://friendsofocdetainees.org/Events

New Jan 21 Monday 6-8:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Poor People's Campaign: Monthly Meeting & Day of Service @ Youth-on-the-Move, Inc. Hqt. 1850 E. 17th Street #103
What to expect: Discuss the Poor People's Campaign & how to unify local communities by calling in individuals and groups to join in breaking the cycle of poverty. In addition, focus will be to build upon Phase II of the movement. This monthly meeting lands on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is also known as MLK Day of Service and is observed as a day on, not a day off. The goal is to empower one another, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, and work on solutions through the act of volunteer service. Agenda will include regular meeting. Instead of a guest speaker, action will be taken. This year, OC PPC will write postcards to legislators, which will ask them to protect women of color/non-color on college campuses. Then members will assemble care packages for homeless people to be distributed. Please bring, plastic grocery bags, feminine hygiene products, food bars such as granola, protein, and other nonperishable food, bottled water, razors, white socks for both men and women, hats, gloves, rain ponchos, and blankets. There is a lot of free parking across the street back behind the building on 16th Street. Feel free to bring a snack or beverage to share. A collection will be taken to collect funds for the office space from Youth on the Move, who happens to support children through their transitional years so they may become better equipped once out of high school.

New Jan 21 Monday 7-10pm, Santa Ana: Noche de cine MLK @ 837 N Ross St
Venga a conmemorar el Día de Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. con una película, comida de traje y una plática. Preguntas claves: *¿Qué lograron y qué no lograron en el Movimiento por los Derechos Civiles? *¿Qué podemos aprender para nuestro movimiento actual?  Come commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a documentary, potluck and discussion. Key questions:  * What did the Civil Rights Movement accomplish and fail to accomplish? * What can be learn for today's movement? This even is hosted by Colectivo Tonantzin.

New Jan 23 Wednesday 6-8pm, Laguna Beach: Uncovering Hate: OC - Community in Conversation @ Laguna Beach Seniors at the Susi Q, 380 3rd. St.
What is our countermeasure to hate? We gather in conversation with The Human Rights Campaign and OC Human Relations to discuss the rise of hate occurrences in our local communities. Seating is limited, tickets will be made available soon.

New Jan 23 Wednesday 7-11:30pm: Everyone Counts OC Point-In-Time Count
The Orange County Point-in-Time is a count and survey of homeless individuals and families on a given day in January, conducted on odd years (and coming up in January 2019!). The mandated count of those experiencing homelessness is a chance for all of us to get up-to-date information on homelessness in our community. Join us! Volunteer opportunities are listed on Everyone Counts OC's website at www.EveryoneCountsOC.org.Additional details facebook.com/events/557819147976922

New Jan 24 Thursday 5-7pm, Anaheim: Fair Contract Now @ 777 W Convention Way
Almost 1,000 supporters of UNITE HERE Local 11 will be taking the streets to fight for worker rights and you will definitely want to be there. From winning a union at the Irvine Marriott to massive actions for fair contracts in Anaheim, OC working families are winning! RSVP now to get alerts of the latest details. RSVP here.

New Jan 24 Thursday 5:30-7:30pm, Buena Park: Interfaith Conversation With Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva @ Liberty Hall, 8152 South Knott Ave
In the face of hate speech and acts of violence, people must come together to and discover what they have in common, and celebrate that. In partnership with OC Human Relations and OC Interfaith Network, Assemblywoman Shron Quirk-Silva has organized this nonpartisan interfaith conversation to find common ground, build empathy, and promote respect among one another.

New Jan 24 Thursday 7-9pm, Yorba Linda: Dist. 3 OC Board of Supervisors Candidate Forum @ Yorba Linda Community Center, 4501 Casa Loma Ave
This special election is scheduled for some time in March but the date has not been set. This Candidate Forum will feature the Democratic Party candidates. If you are a Democrat and are considering a run for this office, please send a Facebook Message through this page.

New Jan 26 Saturday 10am-1pm, Buena Park: ADEM Elections 65th Assembly Distruct @ 7111 Firestone Blvd
The future of the Democratic Party is in your hands. The 65th Assembly District will elect 7 women and 7 men to represent. The 65th Assembly District includes portions of Anaheim, Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, a small portion of Garden Grove, La Palma, and Stanton. Full agenda:
10:00 am - Doors Open; 10:15 am - Speeches Begin; 10:45 am - Registration Starts; 12:45 pm - Registration Ends. You must live in the 65th Assembly District and be a registered Democrat to vote in this election. You can register as a Democrat on Jan 26th, onsite and cast a provisional ballot. If you are unsure, you can confirm which Assembly District you live in here: http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/ Read candidate statements here: (Scroll down to 65) https://tableau.the-pdi.com/t/CampaignTools/views/AssemblyDemocratsSearchable/AllCandidates?:embed=y#1

New Jan 26 Saturday 10am-1pm, Orange: ADEM Elections Assembly District 68 @ 1916 W Chapman Ave
The future of the Democratic Party is in your hands. The 68th Assembly District will elect 7 women and 7 men to represent. The 68th Assembly District includes portions of Anaheim, portions of Irvine, Lake Forest, El Toro, most of Orange, Tustin, North Tustin, and Villa Park. Full agenda:
10:00 am - Doors Open; 10:15 am - Speeches Begin; 10:45 am - Registration Starts; 12:45 pm - Registration Ends. You must live in the 68th Assembly District and be a registered Democrat to vote in this election. You can register as a Democrat on Jan 26th, onsite and cast a provisional ballot. If you are unsure, you can confirm which Assembly District you live in here: http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/ Read candidate statements here: (Scroll down to 68) https://tableau.the-pdi.com/t/CampaignTools/views/AssemblyDemocratsSearchable/AllCandidates?:embed=y#1

New Jan 26 Saturday 10am-1pm, Mission Viejo: ADEM Elections 73rd District @ Newhart Middle, 25001 Veterans Way
The future of the Democratic Party is in your hands. Join 73rd Assembly District Democrats and vote for Assembly District Delegates. The Assembly District will elect 7 women and 7 men to represent the 73rd Assembly District which includes Aliso Viejo, Coto de Caza, Dana Point, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Las Flores, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, and San Juan Capistrano. Schedule: 10am - Doors Open; 10:15 am - Speeches Begin; 10:45 am - Registration Starts; 12:45 pm - Registration Ends. To vote, you must live in the 73rd Assembly District and be a registered Democrat. You can register as a Democrat on Jan 26th, on-site and cast your ballot. If you are unsure, you can confirm which Assembly District you live in here: http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/

New Jan 26 Saturday 9:30am-12:15pm, Irvine: Assembly District Election Meetings for AD74 @ Christ Our Redeemer AME Church, 45 Tesla
In Orange County, Assembly District 74 includes coastal central Orange County, comprising of Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods and Newport Beach. 14 local Democrats, 7 Women and 7 Men, will be elected to represent Assembly District 74. It is a two year term. Delegates will participate in the 2019 statewide convention in San Francisco next June (as well as the 2020 convention), where rules, endorsements, policy statements and leadership are all formed and voted on by the Delegates. AD Delegates also vote on behalf of the community they represent at CDP Regional Meetings throughout their term. Any registered Democrat in this district can vote in the ADEM election and you can register to vote as a Democrat AT the election! Schedule: 9:30 a.m. - Doors Open; 9:45 - Speeches Start; 10:15 - Registration Starts; 12:15 - Registration EndsFor more information - and to see how you can run for representative - www.cadem.org/our-party/adem

New Jan 26 Saturday 1:30-3:30pm, Santa Ana: When Women Ruled the World with Dr. Kara Cooney @ Bowers Museum, 2002 N Main St.
In this lecture, renowned Egyptologist Dr. Kara Cooney will look at a time in ancient history when women ruled the world. Book signing to follow featuring Dr. Cooney's acclaimed new book, When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt.

New Jan 27 Sunday 10am-1pm, Santa Ana: ADEM Elections 69th District @ Laborers Local 652 Hall, 1532 E Chestnut Ave.
Join us and vote for our next elected Assembly District Delegates. The 69th Assembly District will elect 7 women and 7 men to represent us. The 69th Assembly District includes portions of Anaheim, Garden Grove, Orange, and Santa Ana. If you are unsure, you can confirm which Assembly District you live in here: http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/   Read candidate statements here: (Scroll down to 69) https://tableau.the-pdi.com/t/CampaignTools/views/AssemblyDemocratsSearchable/AllCandidates?:embed=y#1   Additional details: facebook.com/events/2177754989209704

New Jan 27 Sunday 10am-1pm, Huntington Beach: ADEM Elections 72nd District @ Machinest Lodge 725: 5402 Bolsa Avenue
The future of the Democratic Party is in your hands. Join 72nd Assembly District Democrats and vote for Assembly District Delegates. The Assembly District will elect 7 women and 7 men to represent the 72nd Assembly District. You can see a list of candidates here . Schedule: 10am - Doors Open; 10:15 am - Speeches Begin; 10:45 am - Registration Starts; 12:15 pm - Registration Ends. To vote, you must live in the 72nd Assembly District and be a registered Democrat. You can register as a Democrat on Jan 27h, on-site and cast your ballot. If you are unsure, you can confirm which Assembly District you live in here: http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/

New Jan 29 Tuesday 10am, Santa Ana: OC Voting System Accuracy Test Open to Public @ Orange County Registrar of Voters, 1300 South Grand Avenue, Building C
Accuracy testing of OC's voting system will take place for the January 29, 2019 City of Seal Beach, District 1, Municipal Runoff Election. The Logic and Accuracy test is required by law to be performed prior to each election. Logic and Accuracy tests will include proofing the programming of the ballot, each ballot style and each contest position on the ballot. The process is open to the public. About the Registrar of Voters:
The Registrar of Voters is responsible for conducting elections in the County of Orange, the fifth largest voting jurisdiction in the United States with 1.6 million registered voters. It is a County agency, which receives funding from the County's General Fund and periodic reimbursement from the federal government, the State of California and local jurisdictions.

New Jan 29 Tuesday 5:30pm, Santa Ana: Santa Ana Unified School District Board Appointment @ SAUSD Chambers, 1601 E Chestnut Ave
The SAUSD Board will hold a special session meeting to hold a second vote to fill current vacancy by chooing between two candidates. Chispa supports Carolyn Torres and is organizing supporters to attend.  If the School Board is unable to agree on the appointment, they will have to explore alternative options for filling seat. Options range from calling a special election to drawing names out of hat or flipping a coin. Chispa is hoping even more supporters show up on the 29th than did on the 22nd. For more info, visit https://www.chispaoc.org/ or call (657) 205-6737.

New Jan 30 Wednesday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club with Loretta Sanchez and Katrina Foley @ Costa Mesa Sr Center, 695 W 19th St
Because a sitting OC Supervisor was elected Orange County District Attorney in the November election, there will be a special election on Mar 12th to fill that District 3 seat. And the Democratic candidate, former Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, will be at the club's Jan meeting to share her vision for Democratic rule in the deep, red heart of county governance. While club members will not be eligible to vote in that election, they can help Loretta win and shape OC policies to be more in line with local Democratic interests. Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley also will attend to share the City Council's vision for action for the city a in the coming year. And club leaders will summarize topics needing attention ahead of the 2020 elections.

New Jan 31 Thursday 11:30am-1:30pm, Newport Beach: 3rd District Supervisorial Candidates Forum @ Pacific Club, 4110 MacArthur Blvd
The OC Forum and the Orange County Public Affairs Association have teamed up to offer this special program. Attend the District Supervisorial Candidates Forum and hear directly from the candidates why voters should choose them in March's Special Election. To register visit: http://bit.ly/3rdDistrictForum

New Jan 31 Thursday 5:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Community Teach In- No More Charters @ Santa Ana Educators' Association Office, 2107 N Broadway Suite # 305, Third Floor
Presenter: Carolyn Torres. Charter school networks have done enough damage to public education. Their exploitation of children in Santa Ana must be stopped.  Endorsed by: Adopt-A School Santa Ana, Los Amigos de OC, Chicanxs Unidxs, Resilience OC.

New Jan 31 Thursday 7-9pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America Feminist Meetup @ The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (Oak Creek Village),5653 Alton Pkwy
Agenda: Discussion of upcoming actions.


FEBRUARY

New Feb 2 Saturday 9:30am-noon, Irvine: Irvine For Everyone and Canvas; Homelessness Demystified: Creating Awareness, Understanding, and Solutions @ Canvas, 17332 Von Karman Ave. Ste. 115
Presbyterian Women of Los Ranchos warmly invite women and men to join them at Canvas to hear from an all-star panel: Jacob Avery (UCI), Mohammed Aly (Orange County Poverty Alleviation Coalition), and Helen Cameron (Jamboree Housing). World-renowned "homeless" displays by photographer David Freeman and artist Brian Peterson (Faces of Santa Ana) who will also be there with one of his subjects. The unusual aspect of this program is that between it and a second program on May 4th, there will be a Buffet of Educational Experiences (BEE). We all learn in different ways and so the BEE menu will contain carefully selected hands-on activities and other opportunities to tour housing, volunteer, and interact within the homeless and advocacy communities. A resource for you to take away, to choose what and how you want to learn - i.e. put on our plate to savor - over the next few months. People all across the OC are stepping up to provide this Buffet of Educational Experiences. Join us on Feb. 2nd, listen to the experts, experience the art, and meet some of the folks who're a part of the BEE, and become or continue to #bethechange we want to see in the world. On May 4th come back to hear from another all-star panel. We will start with a community forum where you share the highlight of your experiences (tentative) and we will end with some strategic and missional actions for individual and collective impact.

New Feb 2 Saturday 10am, Irvine: Swing Left 2020 Kickoff House Party @ Palo Verde Clubhouse, 7000 Palo Verde Rd
Join the house party to learn about Swing Left's 2020 strategy and to meet other activists in the area. Agenda: Swing Left's national kickoff video and then plans for first local action—and you'll have the opportunity to get started right away by writing letters to unregistered voters in critical states, with a registration form and instructions in the envelope. Host contact: megan@swingleft.com. RSVP here.

New Feb 2 Saturday 12:15pm, Anaheim: Anaheim Democrats Meeting with Sharon and Jose! @ Haskett Branch Library, 2650 W Broadway
Join Anaheim Democrats Club Meeting to hear speakers, including Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva and Anaheim City Councilmember Dr. Jose Moreno. You do not have to be a club member to attend. All Democrats are welcome!

New Feb 3 Sunday 10am-noon, Garden Grove: VROC-Viet Rainbow of OC @ APAIT OC, 12900 Garden Grove Blvd., Suite 225B
Join us for our bi-weekly meetings where we will have brunch together, hang out and get to know each other, and discuss our upcoming events! We as a community are not complete without each other: we need your input and voice!

New Feb 3 Sunday 1-3pm: Imagine Action OC Civic Sundays
Join IAOC for Civic Sundays to learn and make a difference by taking action. On Sundays from 2-4 pm (except on Feb. 3 it's 1pm-3pm due to Super Bowl), an IAOC member will host a small group to engage in local political action. You'll learn about a local civics concern, join in with ‘postcarding,’ calling, canvassing or planning public support, and leave two hours later having made a difference! Big things happen in the local “civics labs” that are city councils, police commissions, and school boards and that it takes only a few of to let elected leaders know their constituents' vote matters. From now until Mar 10, the focus will be on connecting voters in general and new voters specifically to the upcoming special election for 3rd District Orange County Supervisor, happening in Mar 12 2019. The goal will be to take the act of voting to the next level: reaching out to new voters in the 3rd District to get them excited and to vote. Please send an email to imagineactionoc@gmail.com to RSVP and receive the directions to the meetings. Please put 'Civic Sundays' in subject line.

New Feb 3 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC: Get the latest dirt on the San Onofre Nuclear Waste Dump @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
The shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station is currently under at least two Federal investigations by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission involving safety failures with nuclear waste that's deadly for millions of years. Find out why the San Onofre Nuclear Waste Dump is failing to pass muster, and learn how a full-scale criminal investigation of Southern California Edison and the NRC is long overdue. You'll also learn how State and Federal governments have failed to protect the public by removing vitally important emergency response capabilities at San Onofre. Speakers Charles Langley and Nina Babiarz of Public Watchdogs (www.publicwatchdogs.org) will fill you in on the latest developments, and explain the effect of the Federal Government shutdown on its legal activity at San Onofre. OC Green Party County Council meetings are always held after the general meeting, and the public is invited. If you can share a ride or need a ride to the meeting, please contact Bea Tiritilli: tiritilligreen@sbcglobal.net.

New Feb 4 Monday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC: February General Meeting @ San Juan Hills Golf Club, 32120 San Juan Creek Rd
Please note special ticket policy for this popular program! Tickets are available exclusively to 2019 DWSOC MEMBERS ONLY from 1/15-1/17. Tickets will be released to general pubic on 1/18 space permitting. If you'd like to join DWSOC for 2019, click here: https://www.dwsoc.org/join.html Dinner Keynote Speaker: Newly-elected 49th District Congressman, Mike Levin, who will share what's happening in Washington D.C. and what to expect coming up...plus time for your questions! Also, Ada Briceno was elected as the new Chair of the Democratic Party of OC on Jan 14. Come hear what her vision is for the Party following the Blue Tsanumi that swept OC. And finally, Fran Sdao (out-going DPOC Chair) will decode all those similar-sounding acronyms the Democratic Party loves so much!! DCCC, DNC, CDP, DPOC, ADEM...AND MORE!!

New Feb 7 Thursday 6-8:30pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC with Loretta Sanchez & More @ Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 N Harbor Blvd
Featured speaker will be former Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, who is now running for a seat on the OC Board of Supervisors. Loretta will bring over 30 years of government service, project financing, infrastructure development and government affairs expertise to the Board. She represented OC for 20 years in the U.S. Congress. Since retiring from Congress in 2017, Loretta has remained fully engaged in our community, devoting her time to finance and build a permanent apartment complex for homeless women in OC, mentoring young candidates for public office, and consulting on business development and trade issues. Loretta is uniquely experienced in transportation and infrastructure, public safety, homelessness issues, water infrastructure and drought defense, and public project financing. Named one of the 25 Most Powerful Women of Congress in 2016, Loretta's love for Orange County and her experience working with local, county and state government and her unmatched knowledge of federal and state programs makes her the best choice to move Orange County forward.   Dinner at 6pm, program at 7pm.

New Feb 7 Thursday 6:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC; Rhetoric and the First Amendment: The Present and Future of Supreme Court Cases @ Congregation B'nai Tzedek, 9669 Talbert Ave
Back by popular demand - U.S. Supreme Court scholar Dr. Kevin Johnson of CSULB will present "Rhetoric and the First Amendment: The Present and Future of Supreme Court Cases" Supreme Court Justice appointments and rulings shape rules of free speech for decades and, potentially, for centuries. Join the group for a lively discussion on current issues and future implications. Speaker BIO here. Doors open at 6:30pm, meeting begins at 7pm. Email Address: DCWOC@DEMCLUBOFWESTOC.COM   www.DCWOC.com  https://www.facebook.com/DCWOC/  For more information call Phil at 310-871-2083

New Feb 8 Friday 11:30am-1pm, Costa Mesa: Planned Parenthood Community Action Fund Annual Luncheon @ Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa, 3050 Bristol St
Planned Parenthood of Orange County & San Bernardino 2019 Community Action Fund Annual Luncheon Keynote Speaker will be the one and only, Gloria Allred! For more information on tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.CommunityActionFund.org

New Feb 8-9 Friday 4-8pm, Irvine: Fire & Ice: The Shifting Narrative of Climate Change @ UCI, Crystal Cove Auditorium
This is a 2-day event (beginning at 4pm on Fri, Feb 8, and at 10am on Sat, Feb 9) hosted by UCI. Please check the schedule and participants below. Some like to say that humans can't face the challenges of climate change because the problem is planetary in scope. Members of Forum for the Academy and the Public think this catastrophe can and must be addressed immediately, locally and globally. That's why participants will take a wide-ranging and provocative look at this looming existential disaster at the 2019 conference, Fire and Ice: The Shifting Narrative of Climate Change. With the Trump Administration pulling out of the Paris accords and overturning hundreds of regulations on industrial waste and pollution, this conference could not be more timely. Legendary climate heroes and communicators Bill McKibben and Elizabeth Kolbert, as well as Nathaniel Rich of The New York Times, will discuss why it's so hard to alter the behaviors that exacerbate the problem and to talk about the importance of continuing to reach out and take action where locally and worldwide. Speakers will include internationally-recognized scientists who study oceans, fires, and glaciers talk about climate change in their fields and what can be done at this point. A focus will be what happens when countries move into industrial overdrive, as in China and India, or when they are caught up willy-nilly in climate change disasters, like so many countries in Africa. To offer context and a measure of necessary hope, a panel of lawyers, environmentalists, economists, and activists will discuss climate justice and how to live sustainably. Facebook event page here. http://sites.uci.edu/fireandice/ Participants: http://sites.uci.edu/fireandice/participants/  Schedule: http://sites.uci.edu/fireandice/schedule/

New Feb 8 Friday 7pm, Orange: Reception: Rusty Hicks for Chair or CA Democratic Party @ IBEW 309, N Rampart St
Opportunity to meet with Rusty Hicks and hear his plan for the CA Democratic Party if elected Chair.

New Feb 9 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Westminster: OC NAACP February General Meeting @ Second Baptist Church, 4300 Westminster Ave
Join OC NAACP's new officers, members and friends to discuss Black History Month, the name change at Fanning Elementary, the Great American Write-In, the lack of faculty of color in OC schools and other topics of interest to the group.

New Feb 10 Sunday 9-11am, Santa Ana: Indivisible OC 45; Prepare and distribute lunchbags to the homeless @ 4th. Street Market
Join #HashtagLunchbagOC  We'll prepare and distribute lunch bags for the homeless in the surrounding communities. Many of you live in cities involved in a federal lawsuit over homeless services. Please get educated about the lawsuit, why it was filed, and how you can be a productive part of the solution. Plus, the group is just a whole lot of fun! Message IOC 45 or comment below for more information facebook.com/events/600477400366782

New Feb 10 Sunday 9:15am, Westminster: Film by Alexandra Shiva, This Is Home, A Refugee Story @ Temple Beth David, 6100 Hefley St
Beth David and the OC Jewish Coalition for Refugees present the film and Maria Khani, Educator & Public Speaker, Founder of A Country Called Syria, will join the to speak about the Syrian refugee experience in OC. To RSVP or for more info, contact Deb Lelchuk at socialaction@templebethdavid.org

New Feb 10 Sunday 4-6pm, Tustin: Our Revolution SoCal OC; Monthly Membership Meeting @ Mimi's Cafe 17231 E. 17th. Street
General monthly membership meeting. 1. -- Issue Platform   Healthcare is a Human Right   Healthy California Campaign   Green New Deal, Green New Deal SoCal Coalition, Get Money Out of Politics, A Living Wage, Housing is a Human RightOC United to End Homelessness2. -- Election for e-board/leadership positions   Meeting agenda- https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wvGCZNfhg_GL9KJZjOUyoBJazwN69jlUPTmtquhIcg8/edit?usp=sharing   #ourrevolution #electoralpolitics

New Feb 10 Sunday 5-8pm, Orange: Friends of OC Detainees; Asylum Anguish: Stories from the Border @ Auditorium, St. Joseph Center, 480 South Batavia Street
This is a dramatic event that offers five powerful stories from LGBTQ+ and straight immigrants seeking asylum in the United States. The stories are true. Shared directly and based on the testimony of asylum seekers who have been in ICE custody right here in Orange County. Additional details: facebook.com/events/1049865915184569
This is a ticketed event. Ticket by donation. Reserve your ticket at www.friendsofocdetainees.org/events
The production contains strong language and content and is not suitable for those under 16 years of age.For more event details or to request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please email friendsofocdetainees@gmail.com

New Feb 11 Monday 7am-8pm, Santa Ana: Election OC Board of Supervisors 3rd District Early Vote @ OC Registrar of Voters, 1300 S Grand Ave, Bldg C
Vote-by-mail ballots will be mailed out approximately Feb 11. You can vote early at the OC Registrar of Voters starting on Feb 11. Election day is Mar 12. Former Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez needs all hands on deck. With approximately 30 days until ballots are mailed out and 60 days until the election, volunteers are needed. Sign up to volunteer here

New Feb 11 Monday 5:30-7pm, Irvine: Indivisible OC Foward: Day of Action @ Culver Drive at Alton Parkway
Message about event from Indivisible: "Just four days before the deadline set to come up with a proposal for Congress, we need to send a message to Donald Trump that we will not allow our Members of Congress to forget that we are watching! We will not bargain away the rights of refugees, or of our DACA residents. We not allow our federal employees to be held hostage to a useless wall. Please bring signs, candles and lights and join us! Invite your neighbors as well!" RSVP here.

New Feb 11 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Yorba Linda: Medicare for All Forum @ Yorba Linda Community Center, 4501 Casa Loma Ave
FREE Forum! - "Medicare for All, what does it really mean?" Guest Speakers: Dr. Bill Honigman-Recently retired Orange County ER Physician, Progressive Democrats of America State Coordinator & OC Chapter leader;  Dr. Shana Charles-Health Policy Expert and Professor, Cal State Fullerton and former Director of Health Insurance Studies, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. Hosted by Yorba Linda United in the spirit of the National Medicare for All Week of Action. This is a free community education event. Seating is limited-Adults only.  $5/per person optional donation toward venue cost. RSVP to: facebook.com/events/204227680512308

New Feb 11 Monday 6:45-8:30pm, Newport Beach: Imagine Action OC: Loretta Sanchez, Ada Briceño, Annie Wright @ Coastal Community Park Clubhouse, 6700 Ridge Park Rd
Join IA-OC for itsfirst quarterly meeting of the year. Hear from candidate Loretta Sanchez running for Board of Supervisors. Come out and vote for her on March 12. Also hear from exciting new Chair of the DPOC, Ada Briceño and Vice Chair South, Annie Wright! Plus: Brendon Love! Lastly, agenda will introduce new action item - Civic Sundays!

New Feb 11-Mar 5 Monday-Tuesday, Third Supervisorial District: Vacancy Election, Vote-by-Mail Voting
https://www.ocvote.com/fileadmin/uploads/calendars/Special_Election-County_Supervisor__3.12.19_.pdf

New Feb 11 Monday 7-8:30pm, Anaheim: Housing is a Human Right: Collaboration & Execution @ Anaheim Unitarian Universalist Church, 511 S Harbor Blvd
Learn how to take part in Peace Builders' campaign to put a funding measure on the ballot for housing to end homelessness. Help strategize for rapid response to unfolding developments. Increase capacity for change through trainings. *To see the schedule for the meetings, refer to the calendar at the Peace Builder website: summerofthepeople.org

New Feb 12 Tuesday 6-7:30pm, Irvine: Town Hall with Loretta Sanchez, Candidate OC Board of Supervisors @ University Hills Community Center's Comm Room, 1083 California Ave
Please consider attending this town hall with former Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, who is running in a critical special election for OC Board of Supervisors, District 3. Dave Min, Candidate for CA State Senate, is host and will moderate the event. Please RSVP to allen@davemin.com.

New Feb 12 Tuesday 7-8:45pm, Fullerton: Indivisible CA39: Focus on the Environment @ Fullerton Community Center, 340 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Two great speakers on environmental issues: Angela Lindstrom, President of Friends of Coyote Hills, will speak about their effort to protect some of the last open space in North OC, and their petition to the Supreme Court of CA to enforce a voters' veto referendum to prevent development of the land by Chevron. Read about The Friends of Coyote Hills here -> http://www.coyotehills.org/  Mark Tabbert and Craig Preston will give a presentation on their work with Citizens' Climate Lobby to solve climate change globally, through bipartisan American climate legislation. Preview what they will talk about here -> Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, The Bipartisan Climate Solution - H.R. 763 Plus, Jessica Fernandez will update the gorup on the Loretta Sánchez for Orange County Supervisor campaign, and efforts to make the Orange County Board of Supervisors a more progressive legislative body. Your $5 cash donation toward the room rental is appreciated but never required.   Doors open/sign-in at 6:30 pm.   The Meeting starts PROMPTLY at 7 PM

New Feb 13 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club; Meet our new Democratic Party Chairwoman and Loretta Sanchez @ 429 Cypress Dr.
Join us as we discuss the future of Orange County politics and the 2020 election. Special guest Chairwoman Ada Briceno will join us as well as former Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez for Orange County Supervisor who is running for the Orange County Board of Supervisors, District 3. Social hour will start at 6:30 pm and the meeting will begin promptly at 7:00 pm. We look forward to seeing everyone.

New Feb 13 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Irvine: The Climate Reality Project; General Meeting @ 3230 El Camino Real
Please join us for our next general meeting. We will spend some time with the slide show presentations, review our 2 campaigns, collect money and orders for chapter shirts, and discuss some up-coming events.**THIS MEETING WILL NOT BE LOCATED AT REI, BUT AT THE HDR IRVINE OFFICE.

New Feb 13 Wednesday 7-9pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd AD Democratic Alliance @ IAM District 725, 5402 Bolsa Ave.
72nd AD Democratic Alliance Monthly Meeting

New Feb 14 Thursday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Democratic Socialist of America OC: Mutual Aid Committee Meeting @ Taqueria Carniceria Tapatia Inc, 202 S Bristol St
DSA OC mutual aid committee is starting back up with this meeting. Consider joining if you would like to help craft projects which increase solidarity among members and the larger community.

New Feb 15 Friday 11am-12:30pm, Irvine: CBRE/Irvine Marriott workers Demand a Safe Place to Work @ 18000 Von Karman Ave.
press conference and picket line Stand with CBRE/Irvine Marriott workers to demand a just contract including protections against sexual harassment and abuse.

NEW Feb 15 Friday 3pm, Santa Ana: End Weapon Training in OC School @ 820 Park Center Dr, #2
Organizing meeting for campaign to close shooting ranges in Santa Ana School District because shooting ranges don't belong in high schools and allowing them sends the wrong message to youth.  The Zero Tolerance Policy for weapons in schools, that has long been accepted and enforced, directly contradicts the practice of allowing rifle ranges on campus and even providing PE credits, a high school requirement for graduation. Tentative agenda will include a chance to break into working groups such as a letter of introduction to parents, the petition needed for the Great American Write In, a letter of introduction to community organizations, a flyer and talking points. Some work has already been started, and will just need some reviewing for more input and polishing. Looking forward to working with you all again soon. https://nnomy.org/en/military-in-our-schools/shooting-ranges-in-high-schools.html Parking is easy across the street. Bring snacks to share.

New Feb 15 Friday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Candidate Forum for OC Board of Supervisors @ Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 13922 Prospect Ave
League of Women Voters will moderate a forum for all candidates for OC Board of Supervisors District 3, hosted by Foothill Communities Association.

New Feb 16 Saturday 9-10:30am, Newport Beach: Coffee with Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris @ Environmental Nature Center, 1601 E 16th St
Join Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris for a cup of coffee, a legislative update, and a conversation about safeguarding the coast in Newport Beach! Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris recently introduced AB65, which will address rising sea levels by investing in green infrastructure along the coast. Green infrastructure is a cost-effective and resilient approach to managing extreme weather patterns. She hopes constituents will join her to discuss various environmental issues that affect  Orange County and what can be done at the State level to protect the coast for future generations. RSVP here: https://a74.asmdc.org/coffee-cottie-newport-beach

New Feb 16 Saturday 9:30am-noon, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle Celebrates Two Years @ Carden Conservatory Private School, 5702 Clark Dr
HB Huddle will celebrate two amazing years, discussing how the group succeeded and how it needs to improve. At least one new action team will be introduced and the group will make plans on how to move forward. There is still a lot to do. And there will be food and cake! Doors open 9:30am, rogram starts at 10am.

New Feb 16 Saturday 10am-2pm, Irvine: OC Young Democrats; Boots on the Ground with Loretta Sanchez for OC Supervisor @ 980 Roosevelt
Join OC Young Democrats to put boots on the ground for Loretta Sanchez for Orange County Supervisor. This special election gives is a historic chance to elect a champion for working families to the OC Board of Supervisors, but your help is needed to talk to voters about Loretta. With the special election on Mar 12, this is a critical opportunity for to make an impact on this race. Loretta's opponent, Don Wagner, is a wholehearted Trump-supporter. It's vital to prevent him from bringing Trump's agenda to the OC Board of Supervisors. Join friends from across Orange County. Snacks and refreshments will be provided for all. Bring your tennis shoes and let's do this. OCYD will see you there!

New Feb 16 Saturday 1:15pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State: The Supreme Court Has Finally Fallen to the Religious Right @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Presenter: Eddie Tabash, AU National Legal Committee Chair. Tabash will address the critical new reality: With the confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh, the Court has, for the first time ever, a religious right majority. This presentation will explore the actual dangers of a theocracy in America and the ominous prospects of second class citizenship for nonbelievers. Socializing at 1:15 and meeting at 1:45. Free parking and no charge for the meeting.

New Feb 16 Saturday 2-4am, Laguna Hills: Not My President Rally @ In-N-Out Burger, 24001 Ave. Carlota
Bring your signs, banners, and voices to demand accoubtability from the White House! This rally is organized by OC citizens who expect more dignity and honesty from the U.S. president! https://www.facebook.com/events/2200885473560885/

New Feb 16 Saturday 6-8pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America OC: Lgbtq+ Committee meeting @ The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Oak Creek Village, 5653 Alton Parkway
Join DSA-OC LGBTQ+ committee as members discuss their upcoming actions at Pride and their fundraiser to support participation. To donate, go here: https://www.gofundme.com/drive-for-pride

New Feb 17 Sunday 8am-3pm, Anaheim: LGBT Center OC; Time to Thrive OC - Youth Day! @ Anaheim Marriott, 700 West Convention Way
On the last day of the 6th annual Time to THRIVE conference, The Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), in partnership with the LGBT Center Orange County, is inviting up to 100 youth (ages 13-22) and an adult chaperone (for those under age 18) to attend. One adult chaperone is needed for every 10 youth attending (so if you want to come with friends, you need only one adult per up to 10). You MUST complete an online application! https://assets2.hrc.org/thrive/images/T2T-2019-YouthApplication.pdf   The first 100 completed applications will receive one of the limited number of free tickets, which include tons of free resources, breakfast and lunch!   Apply online for one of the free 100 slots today at hrc.im/TimeToTHRIVEYouth. All online applications must be received no later January 18, 2019. hrc.im/TimeToTHRIVEYouth   Additional details: facebook.com/events/2027886933991200

New Feb 17 Sunday 9:30am-noon, Irvine: Moms Demand Action & March For Our Lives General Meeting @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
In honor of the 1 year anniversary of the Parkland shooting that sparked an unprecedented movement towards ending nationwide gun violence, Moms Demand Action OC and March For Our Lives OC will be hosting a joint general meeting. We will talk about Parkland, what our groups have accomplished since then and our future plans. (hint: get ready for March 24th!)

New Feb 17 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
We will be joined by special guests Hon. Loretta Sanchez for Orange County Supervisor (March 12 special election), Democratic Party of Orange County Chair Ada Briceño, and Farrah N. Khan, Irvine City Councilmember. You'll get to hear from DGI's new officers, our special guests, and community updates from amazing local groups like the College Democrats at UCI and the Orange County Young Democrats. There will be refreshments and snacks for all guests. We can't wait to see you there! If you're not already a DGI member, please consider signing up to join our club as an official member or donating to support us. We are a grassroots, all-volunteer club dedicated to engaging in local politics and building a stronger, more inclusive Democratic Party in Irvine.
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dgi2019Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/351539655454419/

NEW Feb 18 Monday 11am, Anaheim: Vigil to Support the Perkins Family @ Madison Park Apts, 2235 W Broadway
The Perkins family will be holding a peaceful vigil and press conference to announce that they are suing the individual police officers responsible and the city of Anaheim for the murder of Justin Brian Perkins due to the Anaheim PD's inappropriate use of deadly force. The family is asking anyone and everyone to come support them in order to call attention to and stop the Anaheim PD's excessive use of deadly force. Bring Justice for Justin signs and signs to stop Anaheim PD Excessive use of Deadly Force. The APD has yet to release the body cam video.

NEW Feb 18 Monday noon, Irvine : Indivisible OC 45: President's Day Protest @ Corner Culver Dr & Alton Pkway
This is a rapid response action in the face of President Trump's blatant power grab. The fake national emergency over the border wall threatens democracy and sets a dangerous precedent. Trump's undemocratic power grab to secure his border wall is an attack on immigrant families. Trump is the real national emergency and it's time need to stand up to him and everything he stands for. Directions: Meet on the corner of Alton Parkway and Culver Drive in front of the Mark Daily Athletic Field. Parking is in the athletic field parking lot on W Yale Loop just off of Alton Parkway. https://www.crisisresponse.us/event/crisis-response/124522/signup/?akid=192885.6773393.njZW6P&zip=&source=

New Feb 18 Monday 5-7:30pm, Irvine: Taco Rosa Reception and Fundraiser in Support of Loretta Sanchez @ Taco Rosa Restaurant, 13792 Jamboree Blvd
Hosted by the Hon. Beth Krom and Michelle Duman, the event will include drinks, taco bar and appetizers. Host: $2,000 Co-host: $1000 Supporter $500 Guest $250 Friend $150. Contribute at the link https://secure.actblue.com/donate/tr218 and RSVP to Michelle at mduman.sanchezcampaign@gmail.com Co-hosted by Mayor Katrina Foley, Council members Connor Traut, Farrah Khan and Tiffany Ackley plus Claudia Perez Figueroa and Deborah M Vasquez ESQ.

New Feb 18 Monday 6-8:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Poor People's Campaign: Monthly Steering Committee Meeting @ Youth On the Move, 1850 17th St
The group will focus on fusion building, restructuring the group, involvement of the Golden Rule Tour that is taking place state and nationwide, and creating banners and other signage for the Poor People's movement. What to expect: Discuss the Poor People's Campaign & how to unify communities by calling in individuals and groups to join Poor People's Campaign in breaking the cycle of poverty, militarism, racism, and ecological devastation. There is a lot of free parking across the street back behind the building on 16th Street where you will enter the building.

New Feb 18 Monday 7-9pm, Tustin: Democratic Socialists of America OC Book Club: 18th Brumaire @ Kéan Coffee,13681 Newport Ave Suite 14
Join DSA-OC for a discussion of Marx's classic text, The 18th Brumaire of Louis Napoleon. Although it examines the historical conditions under which Napoleon III took power over two centuries ago, it remains relevant to contemporary analysis of topics ranging from fascism and counter-revolution, the nature of the bourgeois state, and the role of individuals in making history. Visit here for background.

New Feb 19 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Bowers Museum; An Evening with Gloria Steinem: Presentation and Book Signing @ Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St.
In partnership with OC Public Libraries, we are proud to present an evening with Gloria Steinem, writer, lecturer, political activist, and feminist organizer. Her books include the bestsellers Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, My Life on the Road, Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem, and more! Gloria has been the subject of three television documentaries, including HBO's Gloria: In Her Own Words. Book signing to follow presentation.

New Feb 19 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousins Club of OC: Josef Avesar speaking about his recent trip to Israel /Palestine and his vision for peace @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Speaker will be Josef Avesar is an Israeli-born attorney who resides in Los Angeles. He is the President of the Founding Committee of the Israeli Palestinian Confederation. He has written numerous articles and commentaries in support of an Israeli Palestinian mutual democracy. He is the author of the book "Peace-a case for an Israeli Palestinian Confederation" and the producer of the documentary "Surviving Peace".   He will be speaking about his recent trip to Israel /Palestine and his vision for peace. Please join the group and share your thoughts. Annual Cousin Club dues are $10.

New Feb 20 Wednesday 11:45-1:30pm, Costa Mesa: Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council Luncheon Stop Bullying @ Islamic Educational Center of Orange County, 3194 Airport Loop Dr. Ste. B.
Join us for our February luncheon as we hear first hand accounts of bullying based on faith and get an update on the hate incidents in OC by the OC Human Relations Commission.

NEW Feb 20 Wednesday 5-8pm, Irvine: Netizens Film Screening and Panel; UCI Initiative to End Family Violence @ University of California, Irvine School of Law, 401 E. Peltason Dr. Suite 1000
NETIZENS exposes the proliferation of cyber harassment and abuse as it spreads from the web to the most intimate corners of individuals' lives. Challenging the notion that cyber harassment is only online, Netizens reveals the repercussions that targets often face: lost jobs, thwarted educations, damaged reputations, and countless hours devoted to containing attacks against a backdrop of mounting legal fees and psychological distress. Netizens details these realities in the lives of three women who have been subject to cyber abuse as they strive for equality and justice online: Join us for this powerful film and panel discussion. Panelists Include: facebook.com/events/2011117882523647

New Feb 20 Wednesday 5:30-8pm, Corona del Mar/Newport Beach: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club: Dave Min, Candidate for 37th State Senate District @ Oasis Senior Ctr, 801 Narcissus Ave, Room 2
Regular meeting with special guest Dave Min, candidate for 37th State Senate District. Admission: members free; non-members free if they join, $10 with RSVO, $15 as walk-in. RSVP here by Feb 15.

NEW Feb 20 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Santa Ana: Locked in Solidarity @ Newsong Church, 1010 W. 17th. St.
Join us as we participate in Christian Community Development Association's national awareness and action day on mass incarceration and the crimmigration system. We will be Learning*Sharing*Praying*Acting about the systemic injustice within the criminal justice system including: mass incarceration, immigration detention, and youth detention. Excited to announce our Panel of Experts:   Moderator - Ava Steaffens, CEO, CCDA   Panelists: facebook.com/events/807359916269593

NEW Feb 20 Wednesday 7-11:30pm, Fullerton: We need affordable housing in California @ Private Home, 2722 Hartford Ave.
Please come to find out how you can be part of the solution to the housing crisis. Learn how to write a letter to the editor or to your elected official!

NEW Feb 21 Thursday 10-11am, Santa Ana: OC Human Trafficking Task Force Press Conference @ Waymakers, 1221 E Dyer Rd Ste 120
OCCHTTF will release the 2019 Human Trafficking Victim Report. The report will highlight victim data in 2017 & 2018, as well as over a decade of anti-human trafficking efforts by the OCHTTF and collaborative partners.

[Rescheduled] Feb 21 Thursday 5:30-8pm, Irvine: Phone bank - Loretta Sanchez for Supervisor @ 6 Santa Comba
Join us at a phone bank for Loretta Sanchez for OC Supervisor. It is critical that we secure this seat. We will have call sheets to reach out to voters and dinner will be served. Hosted by Lauren Johnson-Norris. Please PM your RSVP or text: 949-870-8480

New Feb 21 Thursday 6pm, Santa Ana: National Women's Political Caucus OC: Kimberly Ellis, Candidate for CA Democratic Party Chair @ Chapter One: the modern local, 227 N Broadway
As the first African American to serve as executive director of Emerge America, Kimberly has brought countless women into the party and provided them with the training, support and inspiration to make a difference and that includes many women of color to reflect the communities that the party must serve better in the future. Plus, NWPC will conduct its Board of Directors election. Cost: members $10; non-members $15. Only members may vote. Register at NWPCCA.org/ calendar and you may join at the same time for free admission.

New Feb 21 Thursday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Resilience Rising: In'Lakesh 3rd Annual Gala @ Fullerton Community Center, 340 W Commonwealth Ave
Resilience Rising will celebrate the many victories attained as a result of the tireless work that the resilient community has put in. This year honorees will be the Santiago HS Young Senators, Monica Glicken, and Guerline Jozef. More info and tickets here.

New Feb 21 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle; Civic Engagement With Dan Kalmick @ The Club At Summerlane, 5261 Foxglove Dr
HB Huddle Local Elections Team welcomes HB City Planning Commissioner Dan Kalmick. Dan will talk about pathways to leadership and policy making for citizens who want to get involved in their local city government.

New Feb 21 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Huntington Beach: Homeless United Huntington Beach: Have a Heart Forum @ Community United Methodist Church, 6652 Heil Avenue
Join community group, Homeless United HB, along with other organizations and people who are committed to finding solutions for homelessness in Huntington Beach. GATHER with residents and organizations committed to finding solutions to end homelessness. CONNECT and share what you and others are doing and learn about what  can be done together. LISTEN to topic experts discuss solutions including HOUSING FIRST / SAFE PARKING / SAFE STORAGE. TRANSFORM your community by collaborating and taking informed, evidence-based action. For speaker info and to RSVP, use the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/have-a-heart-forum-tickets-54378226740

New Feb 21 Thursday 7-10pm, Santa Ana: Reflections From a Black Panther: Michael Daniel Lynem @ Heritage Museum of OC, 3101 W Harvard St
The final event in the museum's celebration of Black History Month- an evening with Santa Ana native, Michael Daniel Lynem! Mr Lynem became a political activist and leader of the Orange County Black Panthers in the 1960s. Come on out and listen to him share his journey from Black Panther to Pastor!

New Feb 22 Friday 8:30-11am, Irvine: Workshop: The Reentry Simulation @ University Club, UCI Irvine, 801 E. Peltason Drive
The event is an opportunity to learn how reentry from incarceration is experienced. In this award-winning simulation, participants experience the significant challenges of gaining reentry in society, from looking for jobs to balancing a $25 weekly food budget. Sue Ellen Allen, founder of Reinventing ReEntry, will join the group. Contact Michelle Bartlett, UC Irvine School of Law, , 949-824-2483, mbartlett@law.uci.edu Register for the event here

NEW Feb 22 Friday noon, Irvine : Democratic Foundation of OC: Luncheon Honoring Sen Tom Umberg @ The Irvine Hilton, 18800 MacArthur Blvd
The Democratic Foundation of Orange County will hold a noon luncheon in honor of Senator Tom Umberg who won in the 34th District, a once-Red part of OC. The voters made it clear that they want intelligent, responsible, and tried-and-tested leadership. Tom's long career of public service began with his enlistment in the United States Army, wherein he rose to the rank of Colonel. Tom's contributions to the United States Army are reflected by the numerous military accolades, including the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, the US Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Award, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal. Upon leaving active duty, Tom went on to graduate with his Juris Doctor from UC Hastings and was appointed an Assistant US Attorney in OC. As a member of the Assembly, Tom served as Chair of the Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee, Chair of the Elections and Redistricting Committees, and authored over 60 measures that would go on to become law. Now as a State Senator, Tom vows to fight for his constituents, protect the rights of workers and immigrants, help veterans, and strengthen small business. To reserve a Non-Member ticket ($65.00) you may write a check payable to DFOC, PO Box 26708, Santa Ana, CA 92799 or online at:  https://secure.actblue.com/donate/umberglunch DFOC Members RSVP to info@dfoc.com.

New Feb 22 Friday 12:15-4:45pm, Irvine: Trauma, Policing, & the 13TH Amendment: The Long Arc to Freedom @ UC Irvine School of Law, 401 E Peltason Dr, Rm EDU 1131
Hosted by the UC Irvine School of Law, event is free. Register Here: https://bit.ly/2t9y4yL Location: Description: This symposium reflects the growing national conversation about the harms imposed on families and communities from money bail and plea-bargaining to incarceration and reentry. Often, those who suffer the most are the economically vulnerable who lack the means to access justice. Very often, the most invisible will be women and girls. Topics: the systematization and institutionalization of policing, its origins, and modern impacts. Rooted in this exploration is the consideration of the 13th Amendment--its aspirational goals and flawed underpinnings. The 13th Amendment both liberates through the abolition of slavery and yet serves as a tool to exploit the vulnerable by permitting slavery so long as an individual is convicted of a crime. This symposium features two streams. First it highlights the devastating impact of trauma resulting from policing. Because policing is a broad term, it will be used here to reflect profiling, the surveillance of vulnerable communities, disparate police stops, frequent frisks, escalations that lead to arrests and even deaths, as well as abuse of prosecutorial discretion, resulting in additional institutional phenomenon with real-life consequences on the ground. Second, the symposium seeks to open a conversation about novel interpretations of the 13th Amendment.

New Feb 23 Saturday 8am-6pm, Irvine: MEChA de UCI: Youth Empowerment Conference @ UC Irvine Cross-Cultural Center, 103 Gateway
Event will feature various workshops, a guest speaker, live entertainment, and free food! This event is free for all attendees!! Watch for updates at Facebook page here.

New Feb 23 Saturday 10am-3pm, Anaheim: North OC Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Project at OC Black History Parade @ Downtown Anaheim, 195 W Center St
The Black History Parade is organized by the Orange County Heritage Foundation with the support of the city of Anaheim. All are welcome. The North OC Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Project will be marching in the parade and will be disseminating information at its booth. Please contact NOCTJR if you'd like to volunteer and/or March with the group. RSVP here.Hope to see you there!

New Feb 23 Saturday 12:30-2pm, Fullerton: Coffee and Conversation with Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva @ Library Café, Fullerton Public Library, 353 W Commonwealth Ave
Come enjoy a cup of coffee, maybe a pastry (or two), and bring any questions you have regarding state and legislative issues that affect the community. For more information or to RSVP, please call the District Office at (714) 521-6505 or visit asmdc.org/ht

New Feb 23 Saturday 1-4pm, Irvine: Day of Action To support Loretta Sanchez for OC Board of Supervisors Dist 3 Special Election @ University Park, 1 Beech Tree Lane
Join Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club and Other Groups to help elect Loretta Sanchez to OC Board of Supervisors District 3 at special election  on 3/12/19. What is a Day of Action? Each volunteer signs up (using the link below) to participate in one action (phone banking, or post-carding, or canvassing). Everyone meets in the same location. Each volunteer checks in, and is then directed to an organizer who will provide direction and materials for completing their action. There is an action for everyone, so no excuses. If you are sick of the BOS, do something, participate! Sign up here Write some post cards, make some calls, or knock some doors. It's fun when everyone works together to win. Also hosting: Imagine Action OC, OC Organizing Crew, Civic Sundays OC.

NEW Feb 23 Saturday 2:30-5:30pm, Irvine: Storytelling Workshop: Suspended Identities @ University of CA Irvine
Statement by event host Activate Labs: "Storytelling is a powerful tool that does not only help us heal generational traumas but also build resiliency. We are seeking people of immigrant, refugee, and other marginalized communities who are interested in sharing their creative work." The campaign to TAKE ON HATE and Activate Labs are organizing a live storytelling night for community to come together, share their stories, and thread a larger collective narrative of resilience. Stories submitted must focus on the theme of "secrets" or intentionally untold stories. Such memories could be of memories from home, of identity, of the journey, or of hopes and dreams. All are welcome to participate.You can apply to perform in the live storytelling event by submitting your ORIGINAL artwork to Johanna Mustafa at jmustafa@accesscommunity.org. Submissions could include up to a 300-word spoken word, poetry, or story, AND/OR paintings, drawings, photography that communicate the experiences of refugees, immigrants, and other marginalized groups in our community. Deadline for submission is Feb 18. Participants will be given the opportunity to attend a storytelling workshop, and share their art live! For submissions and questions, email Johanna Mustafa at jmustafa@accesscommunity.org

New Feb 25 Monday, Third Supervisorial District: Last Day to Register to Vote for 3rdSupervisorial District Special Election on Mar 12
https://www.ocvote.com/fileadmin/uploads/calendars/Special_Election-County_Supervisor__3.12.19_.pdf (See also Mar 12)

New Feb 26 Tuesday 7-8pm, Irvine: Indivisible OC 45; Live Q&A with Loretta Sanchez @ facebook.com/events/2230399550567746
Join us for our live streaming event with Loretta Sanchez, candidate in the March 12th special election for the 3rd district OC Supervisor position. Loretta will be answering your questions and we want this event to be as interactive as possible, so get in your most comfortable chair and tune in! Don't let the Midterm fatigue cause you to overlook this election. If we have learned anything over the last two years, it is that every election matters and it is consequential! We must inform ourselves and vote because the Board of Supervisors has a big power and its decisions affect all of us in Orange County.Join our event. Get informed. Vote on March 12th, 2019

New Feb 27 Wednesday 11am-1pm, Irvine: Women For: OC; The Acjachemen: 1st People of OC @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Dr. Martz will be speaking on the Acjachemen who are an indigenous people of California. They traditionally lived along the coast in what is now Orange and San Diego counties. In approximately 1200 AD, two important Acjachemen settlements were established fairly close to each other. Panhe was settled in what became the southern end of San Clemente. A larger village called Putuidem began life in nearby San Juan Capistrano. Putuidem became the "mother village," a hub with smaller villages surrounding it. It is still referred to as the "mother village" by many Acjachemen descendants. Dr. Martz served as Prehistoric Archaeologist for the State Historical Resources Commission (SHRC) for six years. During that time, she served as Chairperson of the Commission and Chairperson of the State Historical Resources Commission Curation Committee. Under her leadership, this Committee produced the State Curation Guidelines. womenforoc@aol.com http://www.womenfororangecounty.org.  Additional information: facebook.com/events/240072570211245

New Feb 27 Wednesday 11am-2pm, Irvine: Energy Conservation Luncheon "Clean Energy for Clean Living" @ Christ Our Redeemer AME Church, 45 Tesla
COR CDC and Southern California Edison PresentsEnergy Conservation Luncheon "Clean Energy for Clean Living"
Come learn how communities can help improve, conserve, energize, increase solar and wind resources. Initiatives to help clean our environment and reduce energy consumption.Register HERE cleanenergyconservationluncheon.eventbrite.com Registration Required | For More Info Contact: Nataisha@corchurch.org T: 949-955-0014 ext.209

New Feb 28 Thursday 5pm, Orange County: OC Human Relations Youth Speech & Essay Contest Deadline @ County-wide
Theme: The Problem with Labels. Prompt: What does it mean to label someone and what is the impact on people? What can be done to address the negative impact of labeling a person or a group of people. Cash Prize per contest: 1st place - $500; 2nd place - $300; 3rd place - $200. Entry form & contest guidelines can be found at www.ochumanrelations.org/youthspeak. Also sponsored by Orange County Credit Union.

New Feb 28 Thursday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: Architects of Justice @ Temple Beth Sholom, 2625 N Tustin Ave
This year's event will celebrate these tremendous honorees: UNITE HERE Local 11 member-leader Glynndana Shevlin and the Disney Workers, who won a living wage in Anaheim this year through tireless effort and struggle, and Farrah Khan, Irvine City Councilmember and Executive Director of the Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council, whose commitment to justice and fair treatment for all is evident in everything she does. Special guests will include Deacon Roberta Wall of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in San Clemente and a recent asylum-seeker'sd powerful story of transformation in immigration justice calls everyone to action - and a renewal of a shared commitment to building a just and sacred Orange County. It will be a memorable and enjoyable evening. Tickets and sponsorships available at https://www.cluejustice.org/architects_of_justice_2019


MARCH

NEW Mar 1-2 Friday 8:30am-8pm/Saturday 8:30am-5pm, Costa Mesa: Ensure Justice Annual Conference @ Vanguard University, 55 Fair Dr
Vanguard University's Global Center for Women and Justice's Annual Conference, Ensure Justice, is a two-day conference focused on equipping teachers, law enforcement, students, and community members to protect and intervene for women and children at high-risk of exploitation and violence. Understanding the contributing factors of human trafficking that run deep will inform innovative strategies for future prevention. This year's conference theme is “When Home Isn't Safe.” The keynote speaker is John Cotton Richmond, United States Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. For more information and to register: https://www.vanguard.edu/research/gcwj/events/ensure-justice

New Mar 2 Saturday 4-5:30pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle; Kick-off Rally for Women's History Month @ Huntington Beach City Hall, 2000 Main Street
March is Women's History Month. Rain or shine (there is an outdoor covered area in case of rain), we will gather to hear women speak on the theme of HERstory. We will hear their stories of challenges faced and obstacles overcome. #HERstory #WomensReality #MeToo

New Mar 3 Sunday noon-2pm, Santa Ana: The Sultan and the Saint Movie Premier & Reception; Hosted by Farrah N Khan and Shaista Khan @ The Frida Cinema, 305 E. 4th. St. Ste. 100
Join us for a special viewing of The Sultan and the Saint followed by a reception with the producers/directors of the film. More information can be found at https://www.upf.tv/. The mission of Unity Productions Foundation (UPF) is to counter bigotry and create peace through the media. UPF produces films that tell compelling stories for television, online viewing, and theatrical release. These films are part of long-term educational campaigns aimed at increasing religious and cultural pluralism, especially among Muslims and other faiths.Tickets are $10/adult, $8/senior-students. Additional details  facebook.com/events/2115014758590005

New Mar 3 Sunday 10am-4pm, Irvine: MSU UCI College Day 2019> @ University of California, Irvine
As-Salaam-Alaikum Everyone! The Muslim Student Union at UC Irvine cordially invites you to College Day 2019 - Striving for Ihsan: Navigating through College as a Muslim American. Please join us for the day as we present to you a series of engaging workshops guided by experience, informative sessions led by our very own students, a thrilling campus tour and the benefit of being part of the Muslim community on this campus. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided for everyone throughout the day. I Be sure to register as an attendee before Sunday March 3rd, 2019 and also let us know if you need transportation! We will be providing transportation from four Masajids in the SoCal area (listed on the form) on the day of the event.
TRANSPORTATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 23, 2019. We are also offering a scholarship opportunity! More information will be posted shortly. Any particular questions or concerns about this event, please contact: Eiman Abdoalsadig or Hassaan Haq Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/iFz75c6TnBBYhJbs2Additional details: facebook.com/events/359429778203826

NEW Mar 4 Monday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC: Schoolhouse Rock! Hot Issues & Top Experts @ San Juan Hills Golf Club, 32120 San Juan Creek Rd
Hear from a powerful group of education leaders on topics that include: Governor Gavin Newsom's priorities; Split Roll tax initiative that's qualified for the 2020 ballot; Charter Schools; Preventing gun violence in schools; Liability of Pension Funding & Retiree Heath Benefits; School Districts' financial outlook; CUSD's proposed 2020 bond; And so much more!! Speakers include: Rick Simpson, considered to be California's Guru of K-12 Education; Eric Heins, President of the California Teachers Association (CTA); "Beckie" Gomez, Trustee on the Orange County Board of Education; Kirsten Vital, Superintendent of Capistrano Unified School District. Info on tickets here.

New Mar 8 Friday 8am-5pm, Anaheim: Third Supervisorial District Vacancy Election - Early Voting - Ballot Drop-off @ Yorba Regional Park, 7600 East La Palma Avenue
ocvote.com/voting/current-election-info/2019-third-supervisorial-election-info/vote-centers/

New Mar 9 Saturday 8am-1pm, Orange: Third Supervisorial District Vacancy Election - Early Voting - Ballot Drop-off @ Orange Home Grown Farmer's and Artisans Market, 303 West Palm Avenue
ocvote.com/voting/current-election-info/2019-third-supervisorial-election-info/vote-centers/

New Mar 10 Sunday 8am-5pm, Anaheim: Third Supervisorial District Vacancy Election - Early Voting - Ballot Drop-off @ East Anaheim Community Center, 8201 East Santa Ana Canyon Road
ocvote.com/voting/current-election-info/2019-third-supervisorial-election-info/vote-centers/

New Mar 11 Monday 7am-8pm, Irvine: Third Supervisorial District Vacancy Election - Early Voting - Ballot Drop-off @ Irvine Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza
ocvote.com/voting/current-election-info/2019-third-supervisorial-election-info/vote-centers/

New Mar 12 Tuesday 7am-8pm, Third Supervisorial District: Vacancy Election - polls open
Notice is hereby given that a Special Election will be held on March 12, 2019 within the Third Supervisorial District of the Orange County Board of Supervisors to fill the vacancy in the office of Third District Supervisor from said district arising from the resignation of office by Todd Spitzer. . ocvote.com/voting/current-election-info/2019-third-supervisorial-election-info

New Mar 16 Saturday 6-9pm, Irvine: Women's Journey 3rd Annual Making HERstory @ University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr
Making HERstory celebrates women's contributions and achievements of the past and today. In honor of Women's History Month, the event will feature stories shared as told by the women in American history, live performances, awards, engaging activities, food & drink, exhibitors. Celebrating Women's Contributions of the Past and Today. In honor of Women's History month, every March, and in alignment with its mission, the Women's Journey Foundation, is presenting this one of a kind event, Making HERstory. Where are the women in American history? Who were they and what were their accomplishments and contributions? This will focus a spotlight on the lives of women throughout history who defied stereotypes and broke barriers. Actors will play influential women in American history and share these trailblazing women's stories as the event honors women of today in these same roles and professions. This multi-generational event is educational and highly inspiring. Get tickets at WomensJourneyFoundation.org

New Mar 23 Saturday 9:30am-1:30pm, Santa Ana: Women For: OC; Great American Write-In @ Delhi Center, 505 E Central Ave
Women For: Orange County,  a grassroots advocacy organization founded in 1984, has announced details for the 2019 Great American Write-In. Now more than ever it's imperative to speak out loudly for the values OC activists all hold dear! One way to do that is to sign up today for the 34th Annual Great American Write-In. The Great American Write-In is a free annual event offered to the public by Women For: Orange County to provide community members with the means to influence policy decisions by writing letters to their legislators. Every year, sixty or more different organizations and advocacy groups present information regarding some of today’s most vital issues, including education, health care, human and civil rights and the environment. Attendees visit participants' tables and then voice their opinions by generating letters and postcards to government and corporate decision-makers in the hopes of bringing about constructive change. Last year, over 400 visitors sent more than 2700 pieces of mail! Please let us know as soon as possible - but no later than January 18 - whether or not your organization will have a table at the 2019 Write-In.  The early-bird booth registration fee is $50, which will increase to $60 after Jan 31. Please keep in mind that early payment secures your location in the main ballroom; after capacity is reached, latecomers will be located either in the hallway, outside in the patio or in an adjoining classroom. Send a check for the appropriate amount, payable to Women For: Orange County, to Felicity Figueroa at 36 Blazing Star, Irvine, CA 92604. (As you are aware, we fill up quickly.  If your organization would like to participate, but cannot pay until a later date, please let us know before the deadline above. Please contact Felicity Figueroa at 949-733-0850 or felicitynf@aol.com if you have any questions. Find out more at www.womenfororangecounty.org 


REPEATING EVENTS

O. C. Catholic Worker - Volunteer Schedule occatholicworker.org

Mondays, 7:30am, Laguna Hills: Neighborhood Democratic Discussion Group at Starbucks Coffee, 25630 Alicia Parkway, across from Laguna Hills High School.

Tuesdays, 4-5pm, Tustin Stand in Peace Tustin Common Ground (embracehumanity.com) is a spiritual community in the City of Tustin. Each Tuesday afternoon from 4 to 5 PM, several members come together at the intersection of Prospect Ave and Irvine Blvd (northwest corner) to hold signs that read "Imagine Peace". Carol Marshall 714-961-5439 camarshall7@sbcglobal.net meetup.com/common-ground-spiritual-center/calendar/vvbknypcbhc

(3rd Tuesday), 5:30-7 pm, Orange:  Bring our troops home protest, sponsored by MFSO at the Traffic Circle in Old Towne Orange. Bring an anti-war sign and wear pink or black!

[Canceled] (2nd & 4th Tuesdays) 6:30 PM, Fullerton:  Drinking Liberally (drinkingliberally.org) Drinking Liberally meets at Table Ten in Fullerton, 124 W. Commonwealth Ave. in the SoCo District (Harbor/Commonwealth). We begin around 6:30pm. Our location is just one block from the Fullerton Transportation Center so you can take the bus or the train. We are on the patio in warm weather or front bar in cold weather. $6.00 burgers every Tuesday and a few specials just for us. It is time to rouse the North! Contact: orangecounty@drinkingliberally.org or (714) 955-7765

(4th Tuesdays) 6:30-8:30pm, Locations Vary (usually Tustin):  National Women's Political Caucus of OC monthly meeting This is a pot luck; please bring a dish to share with 4-6 people. Guest speakers each month. Please visit nwpcoc.org/calendar for location, meeting details, and to RSVP.

Tuesdays, 7pm, Santa Ana Junta de Voluntarios/Volunteer Meeting El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N Ross St, Santa Ana, CA 92701 elcentroculturaldemexico.org

(4th Tuesday), 5:30-7 pm, Orange:  Peace Vigil, sponsored by MFSO & CODEPINK at the Traffic Circle in Old Towne Orange.
Dear OC Code Pink Activists & Supporters,
I am happy to report that our friends from the OC chapter of Military Families Speak Out have resumed monthly peace vigils at the Circle!
These vigils will be held on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:00 pm.
In peaceful solidarity, Kathy (Code Pink OC)

Tuesdays, 7pm, Irvine: Irvine Queers. 106 Gateway Commons Irvine, CA 92697 UCI Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center located between Gateway Commons and the Cross-Cultural Center. www.spirit.dos.uci.edu/irvineq

Wednesdays, 7:30 am, Anaheim:  Los Amigos of OC, a progressive networking group, meets at Jagerhaus Restaurant, 2525 East Ball Road.   Contact: guevarasart@yahoo.com or (949) 636-2750 losamigosoc.com

(3rd Wednesday), 7:30 am, Orange:  CARA Action Team, @ Teamster Local #952, 140 S. Marks Way, Orange Karen Connor, 626-915-4044

Wednesdays, 2-3pm, Irvine: Olive Tree Initiative - Public Forum at the founders circle benches in the middle of Aldrich Park at UCI www.socsci.uci.edu/~cpb/OLIVE TREE INITIATIVE.html

Wednesdays, 3pm, Costa Mesa Occ Amnesty in Art Center 311

[Suspended] Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm, Laguna Hills  Women in Black of Laguna Woods The local chapter of Women in Black has suspended their vigil, Check 588-9367 for more info. Local email wiblagunawoods@yahoo.com;  International website: Womeninblack.org . Local call: 949-588-9367

Wednesdays, 5-6 PM, Irvine:  College Democrats at UCI collegedems.uci@gmail.com Social Science Tower (SST) 120 ucirvinedemocrats.webs.com

(Last Wednesday), 5-6:30pm Seal BeachSENIOR PATRIOTS FOR PEACE The peace vigil held in front of Leisure World Seal Beach on the last Wednesday of each month by Senior Patriots for Peace is cancelled for November and December 2015 INVITES YOU TO JOIN A DEMONSTRATION FOR PEACE THE LAST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 5 TO 6:30PM IN FRONT OF THE LARGE WORLD GLOBE LEISURE WORLD, SEAL BEACH Seal Beach Blvd. at Golden Rain Rd. Between 405 Freeway and Westminster Parking in local shopping center, corner Seal Beach Blvd. & Westminster SIGNS AND BANNERS PROVIDED Call 562-430-7509 or 562-430-1047 for information

Wednesdays, 5-6 pm, Irvine:  UCI Amnesty International meeting, Crescent Bay Room B (A124) in the Student Center www.spirit.dos.uci.edu/amnesty/calendar.htm

Wednesdays, 5:30-8:30pm, Orange Calling for Citizenship. Help us win citizenship for 11 million new Americans by phone banking to outreach to voters in key congressional districts in OC and asking them to speak with their members of Congress. Schedule is every Monday and Wednesday starting April 3and 5 at OC Labor Federation Office, 309 N. Rampart St. Ste A, Orange 92868. Training at 5:30pm and calling from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. For more info or to sign up, contact Andrew Hausermann 714/931-6041, Andrew@occcopico.org or Ana Cabral 714/928-3030, ana@oclabor.org. (See also Mondays)

[Canceled] (2nd Wednesday), 6:30pm, San Clemente: Drinking Liberally (drinkingliberally.org). meets at Sunsets Bar & Grill in Capistrano Beach, 34700 Pacific Coast Hwy. Contact: SCDrinkingLiberally@gmail.com or (949) 682-5291.

Odd Wednesdays (starting week 1), 7pm, Irvine: Transgender Alliance Group To Educate And Motivate (TAG TEAM) This will be an open space for allies and members of the transgender, gender variant, and gender non-conforming community to spread awareness and create an open space to plan actions for change on our campus. If you are interested, please join us Location: LGBTRC (Student Center South G302) If you would like more information, feel free to contact Sophie Punkar spunkar@uci.edu Amanda Woo awoo@uci.edu

(2nd Wednesday), 7 pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd Assembly Democratic Alliance meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm (door is open at 6:30pm), at International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) District Lodge 725, 5402 Bolsa Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92649. For information, scheduled guest speaker, and map www.72ndada.com.

(2nd Wednesday), 7-10pm, Santa Ana: CopWatch Santa Ana General Meeting/Community Forum El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N. Ross St.
You are invited to come participate in direct-action based barrio organizing against the police state. Every 2nd wed. of the month at 7pm.   Professional childcare will be provided.   Agents of the state including the Santa Ana Police Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement are NOT welcomed.

(Usually 4th Wednesday), 7 pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC Green Valley Adult Clubhouse (in the Green Valley neighborhood, south of Mile Square Park, off Warner Ave.),17250 Los Jardines West, Fountain Valley
Doors open at 6:30PM, program begins at 7:00 PM (speaker would start about 7:20 PM and speak until 8:30 PM, according to speaker's wishes with time for Q & A). check website for holiday and summer schedule and special events. DemClubofWestOC.org

Thursdays, 7:30-10:30 am, Santa Ana:  Los Amigos de Santa Ana, a progressive networking group, meets at Mariscos Zamora Restaurant 3701 W. McFadden Ave, #H, Santa Ana, 92704, (714)650-9287

(1st & 3rd Thursdays), 6:30-8:30 PM, Irvine:  pints and politics are suspended momentarily while we look for a new location. destiny@club48democrats.com

(1st Thursday), 6-9PM, Fullerton:  Democrats of North Orange County (DNOC), Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, Dinner at 6, Meeting begins at 7. Contact: Pete Anderson, President petedem04@gmail.com

(1st Thursday) 7-9 PM, Whittier Whittier Area Peace & Justice Coalition Movie Night
St. Matthias Episcopal Church - Chase Room, 7056 Washington Avenue, Whittier, CA 90602
1st Thurs-Movie night; 2nd Thurs-Steering Committee; 3rd Thurs "Teach in" meeting - Peace and Justice Work whittierpeace.org

Suspended (3rd Thursday), 7pm, Progressive Network Conference Call Third Thursday, every month 7 PM. To listen in to announcements , plans, and requests for help from other progressive in OC, call 949-954-3015 and enter 57169 when prompted for a pin number. These calls are open to the public, so you can also participate by registering with Calliflower.com and searching for the Progressive Network OC Monthly Call. To present information about your event, organization, or issue, you must be a registered user at Calliflower.com. For more information email lindamay@ocequality.com

4th Thursdays 6:30pm - if you wish to speak, please arrive by 6:15 to fill out a speaker's form, Irvine Green Ribbon Committee meeting 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine

Thursdays 8-11 PM, Costa Mesa:  Drag Show Fun Raiser Potatoe Skins & Platform Shoes - Party with a Purpose
Durty Nelly's Irish Pub 2915 Red Hill Ave Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Every Thursday, starting August 27th, "Durty Nelly's" is hosting a fundraiser for various charities in OC. Admittance is $10 which includes the show. Come enjoy yourself and support our Community! Durty Nelly's Irish Pub 2915 Redhill Ave. Costa Mesa

1st & 3rd Thursdays 8:30 PM, Santa Ana Drinking Liberally (drinkingliberally.org) a no-agenda social club for local progressives, meets at Bistro 400, 400 W, 4th St (Parking on Birch) Contact: orangecounty@drinkingliberally.org or (714) 955-7765

(2 Thursdays) 6:30 PM, Huntington Beach Drinking Liberally (drinkingliberally.org) King's Fish House, 7691 Edinger Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Contact: Louise Stewardson 714-356-6559 HuntingtonBeachg@drinkingliberally.org Jut a reminder that we are back to our "normal" 2nd Thursday of each month. Next get-together is March 14th. See you then, Tim and Susan

(2nd Thursday) 7-9PM, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats Meeting
Bistro 400 400 W. 4th Street Santa Ana, CA 92701 OCYD.net

Thursdays 7 PM, Rancho Santa Margarita Drinking Liberally (drinkingliberally.org), a no-agenda social club for local progressives, meets at Canyon Fireside Grille 22312 El Paseo Rancho Santa Margarita California 92688 Contact: rsm@drinkingliberally.org.

Fridays 7:30am, Huntington Beach: Informal "Blue HB" Coffeeklatch at Natale's Cafe, 7251 Warner, between Gothard & Goldenwest. Contact: Vern Nelson 724-235-VERN

Fridays 8 am, San Juan Capistrano:  Informal discussion of local issues at Playhouse San Juan

(2nd Friday) 6:30pm, Anaheim: Potluck for Progressives. Sponsored by the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim CA 92805. uuanaheim.org

(1st Friday) 7:30pm, Huntington Beach: OC Nation Group meets at the home of a member in Newport Beach for a two-hour discussion on current political and social topics. There is often a guest speaker limited to 20 minutes and an extended Q&A session. Contact: Allan Beek +1 (949) 645-1419 abeek@flash.net

Fridays 7:30-9pm, Santa Ana: Did you know that a new Transgender Support Group is forming at Church of the Foothills? The group will be meeting on the third Friday of the Month, from 7:30-9:00 PM in the Sr. High Room. Called "TG Rainbow", this all inclusive transgender support group will be holding their first meeting will be Friday, July 16. For more information about the group go to www.mach25media.com/tgr.html or contact Michelle Evans at mach25@sbcglobal.net or 949-770-0702.

(1st & 3rd Fridays) 5-6pm Costa Mesa: Women In Black Harbor and Newport, Costa Mesa, CA Women in Black is a world wide peace group. We protest silently, wearing all black and holding signs.

Fridays 56pm Costa Mesa: Street corner protest against Colonial Occupation from Iraq to Palestine to Haiti at the corner of Bristol and Anton across from the South Coast Plaza Contact: Chuck Anderson, quetzalcoatl38@aol.com, (714) 956-5037

Fridays 5:30pm, Santa Ana: OC DREAM Team Coalition Meeting (istillhaveadream.org) Centro Cultural de México 313 N. Birch Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701 Santa Ana, CA 92701 Contact: Minerva S. Gómez (714) 376-8065

(1st Friday) 7:30pm, Newport Beach: OC Nation Group meets on the First Friday of every month at 7:30pm at the home of a member for two hours of discussion of current political or social topics. Often there is a guest speaker. We limit speakers to 20 minutes because we want to have an extended question and answer session and expound our own opinions.   Contact:   Allan Beek 949.645.1419 abeek@flash.net

(2nd Friday of the month) 6:45pm, Anaheim: Program for Progressives. Networking from 6:45pm to 7:15pm. Program begins at 7:15pm. Sponsored by the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim CA 92805. Networking begins at 6:45pm, featured presentation at 7:15pm. For more information, please visit our website at uuanaheim.org

(Last Friday of the month) 7pm, Anaheim - UUCA Interweave, a gay/straight alliance which supports and addresses the needs and concerns of LGBT people, welcomes you to a potluck dinner and meeting held on the last Friday of the month at 7pm. UUCA Interweave is affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim CA 92805. For more information please visit the church website at uuanaheim.org, email uucainterweave@gmail.com, or follow us on Facebook.

[Canceled] Saturdays, 9-11am, IrvineWeekly Democratic Kaffee-Klatch I am suspending, until further notice, our Kaffee-Klatch. We have been meeting continuously since January 3, 2009, but there is little interest in political discussion for discussion's sake, so I'm not going to be there in the future. If there are at least four people who would like to continue, let me know, and we can see about resuming. Sharon Toji 9499296512 htoji@cox.net

Saturdays, 9am-2pm, IrvineOC Green Market OC's First Eco-friendly Open Air Market! is located on the beautiful Irvine Valley College Campus, 5500 Irvine Center Dr. and is open every Saturday from 9am - 2pm - rain or shine. Admission is free.   IVC policy requires that every parked car has a valid single use parking permit. A single use parking permit costs $2 per day. Cars not displaying a valid permit will receive a citation beginning at $20. Permit dispensers are located near parking lots #3 & #5. Signs will be posted.   For questions, comments or more information please email info@ocgreenmarket.com or call 714 717 4424.   ocgreenmarket.com

Saturdays, 9:30-11:30am, OrangeConnecting Communication Event the LGBT Center in OC will host a Connecting Communication/Nonviolent Communication Practice Group
1605 N. Spurgeon St. Santa Ana, CA 92701 Please email David Esch to sign up davidbrianesch@gmail.com thecenteroc.org Peace and Equality will not happen without connection--learn why and how.

(2st Saturday), 10am-noon, Irvine: OC Peace Coalition General Meeting @ the new Friends meeting house, 2091 Business Center Dr, Suite 100, Irvine 92612 ocpeace.org

Saturdays 10am-2pm, Irvine Neighborhood Organizing with DGI @ 58 Costero Aisle
We are reaching out to fellow Democratic voters in the Irvine community to organize and engage them in Democratic politics. To flip Irvine blue in 2018 and beyond, we need to activate as many Democratic voters as possible, and every Saturday is an opportunity for you to join DGI Neighborhood Organizers and canvass neighborhood in Irvine.   facebook.com/events/419679898481002 - Text/call: (949) 683-9852 for directions.   - Please park in the uncovered areas.   Remember to bring your bag/backpack, hat, bottled water, sunscreen, clipboard, pen, charged up cell phone/device, and comfortable walking clothing/shoes. Wear a name badge/label, and if you have some Democratic Party gear to wear - great!

[Canceled] 1st Saturday, 11am-12:30am, Laguna Woods: JOIN US FOR PEACE! Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods Village's Steering Committee voted to restart the People for Peace ad hoc committee. Monthly demonstrations for peace will take place on the First Saturday of every month, at the corner of El Toro & Valencia. Please call or email Margaret Pearlman margaretpearlma@yahoo.com for more information

Saturdays, 11am-1pm, Laguna BeachLaguna Beach Peace Vigil We meet every Saturday at Main Beach (PCH and Ocean Ave). Join the longest running peace vigil in the US. More info at https://www.facebook.com/LagunaBeachPeaceVigil

[Moved] (Last Saturday), 11am-12:30pm, Seal BeachSENIOR PATRIOTS FOR PEACE Demonstration moved to Last Wednesday

First Sundays, 9am-noon, Costa Mesa:  Habitat Restoration Program at Talbert Regional Park. Join the Banning Ranch Conservancy to meet new people, learn more about natural history, and contribute to the health of environment and community. There is no special knowledge or skill required. Tools, gloves and water are provided by OC Parks. For more information, or to sign up as a volunteer call 949/923-2275 or email cblack949@hotmail.com or unbic@ocpark.com.

Sundays, 9:45-10:45am, Anaheim:  Adult Forum. All adults are welcome to join a group discussion on topics of social and/or political interest, co-facilitated by Ruth Shapin and Edward Dunvan. Held at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805. Phone: (714)758-1050. uuanaheim.org For further information call the phone number above, or Ruth at 714-567-0188, or see the above website.

Sundays, 12-1pm, Huntington Beach:  Enough! Every Sunday from noon to 1pm,
Huntington Beach: At Main St. and PCH S/W corner For more info. Contact, Albert afitguy@excite.com Dorrine quitetherebel@hotmail.com theyoungturks.com/section/Enough dfalink.com/event.php?id=25376

Sundays, noon-2pm: AnaheimProtest Against Police Brutality Anaheim Police Department, 425 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, California 92805 We will be protesting on Sunday....Please come out and support us in our effort to bring awareness to the community in our effort to get justice!!! youtube.com/watch?v=MST4RhWdlMQ

Sundays, 3pm, Cerritos:  The newly formed Southeast L.A. chapter of Progressive Democrats of America will be meeting every Sunday at 3pm, starting April 17. Location: Starbucks at the Cerritos Towne Center, 12751 Towne Center Drive Suite N-3, Cerritos, CA 90703-8588.

Sundays, 3 pm, Santa Ana:  Santa Ana Food Not Bombs (foodnotbombs.net/california.html) meets every Sunday @ 3pm to share fresh and healthful vegan food with the community because food is a right, not a privilege. Our local picnic location is at Sasscer Park at Civic Center and Ross Street across from the Santa Ana Library. For information on volunteering, please come meet us in person and we will point you in the right direction for the following week. Thanks for your interest. Much love and solidarity. It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Food Not Bombs Santa Ana will be taking a hiatus due to lack of interest by volunteers. We have had 4 volunteers holding this group together for about a year now, and we just don't have the energy to do it alone. Many call outs, parties and requests for meetings have not been able to hold us up. Please feel free to message us and if interest returns we may be able to pass the torch to a new group of volunteers.   So, we will not be serving until further notice. The core volunteers that are left in this over 10 year old chapter are very sad to have this happen, but we don't have the time we used to. We have served faithfully together for lots of Sundays and thank everyone who came out to help.

Sundays, 7-8 pm, Huntington Beach:  "Visualize world peace, surf city style" at Main St. & Pacific Coast Highway,  Bring a covered candle just help hold up the banner (no signs please; the banner says it all!).  Contact: mtheriault@socal.rr.com.


Addresses

Clubhouse 1, 24232 Calle Aragon, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 2, 24112 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 3, 23822 Avenida Sevilla, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 5, 24262 Punta Alta, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 6, 5365 Algarrobo, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 7, 24111 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.

Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Avenue, Irvine, CA 92618   in the same parking lot as the Irvine Ranch Water District Offices. Turn in the driveway off of Sand Canyon as usual, but just after the island in the middle of the driveway ends, turn LEFT and park as far to the left of the new building as possible. The new Community meeting room is on the far left side of the new building The entrance is on the far left of the parking lot and "Community Meeting Room" is on the door.
Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 15 Riparian View, Irvine 92612 irwd.com/images/pdf/education/SJWS%20Map%20Aug%202012.pdf www.irwd.com/images/pdf/education/Marsh%20Campus%20Buildings%20Map.pdf
Irvine Ranch Water District neither supports nor endorses the cause nor activities of organizations which use the District's meeting rooms that are made available as a public service.

Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23436 Madero Suite 140   Centrally located in Mission Viejo, Tapestry, a Unitarian Universalist Congregation, has rental space available for business or non-profit use. Available sanctuary space is perfect for large group meetings, classes, or fellowship activities. The classroom areas are suited for smaller meetings or gatherings. These areas are available for one-time, short-term or long-term rental.   The Great Hall (sanctuary) has seating for up to 140 in an auditorium style speaking venue. Rental of this space includes the use the kitchenette facilities and the grand piano. Chairs can be rearranged to accommodate your specific needs. Banquet style seating comfortably accommodates 80-96 people.   The classrooms range in size from large (appropriate for up to 15 participants) to more intimate spaces (for smaller or more informal gatherings). Our facility has ample parking and is fully handicap accessible.   We offer competitive, affordable rates, with discounts for non-profit organizations. Our facilities are rented in four-hour increments. Discounts are also available for long-term or multiple rentals.   Type of Group Sanctuary Classroom   Non-profit use $125 $30   For-profit use $250 $50

Friends meeting house, 2091 Business Center Dr, Suite 100, Irvine 92612
Exit at MacArthur off of 405 and go towards OC Airport Turn Left at MacArthur and go to Michelson Turn Left at Michelson and go to the very next street (?) Turn Left at that next street that starts with a "D" and go to Business Center Drive Turn Right on Business Center Drive and go about 1/4 mile 2091 is on Left Hand side Go around to the back side of the building to where the handicap parking is. Suite 100 is off of the inside courtyard, in the center of the office complex.

Irvine United Congregational Church which is located at 4915 Alton Parkway, Irvine 92604, has the front and main entrance to their parking lot blocked with construction.
If traveling East on Alton, take a left turn on Creek Road.
If traveling West on Alton, take a right on Creek Road.
Once on Creek Road look to the right side of the road for an entrance to Woodbridge Village Association Community Center (31 Creek Road) and follow that entry road to the end into the parking lot to Plumer Hall of the church.

Centro Cultural de México   837 N. Ross St., Santa Ana, CA 92701   elcentroculturaldemexico.org
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la.indymedia.org/calendar   Los Angeles Independent Media Center
change-links.org   Change Links
icujp.org/calendar.shtml   Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace
coalitionforworldpeace.org/events.html   Coalition For World Peace
lbapn.org/lbapn-event-calendar   Long Beach Area Peace Network
sddemocrats.org/calendar.htm   San Diego County Democratic Party
orangecountydemocrats.com/calendar/   Democratic Party of OC
my.barackobama.com   OFA (Obama for America)
www.oc911truth.com/events/calendar/   OC 9/11 Truth
totalbuzz.freedomblogging.com/political-datebook   OC Register
calaction.org   CalAction
creec.edgateway.net/cs/creec9bp/cal/65   California Regional Environmental Education Community
bethecause.com/calendar   Be The Cause
prcsd.org/webcalendar/month.php   Peace Resource Center of San Diego
www.sarah4hope.org/SARAH4Hope/Community_Events.html   Spiritual And Religious Alliance For Hope
ocpeace.org/Antiwar%20Calendar%20for%20Orange%20County.html   OC Peace Coalition
ocpeace.org/calendar.html   OC Peace Coalition
au-oc.org/calendar.htm   Americans United for Separation of Church and State - OC
whittierpeace.org/calendar.htm   Whittier Peace and Justice Coalition
progressivechristiansuniting.org/events   Progressive Christians Uniting
ocice.org/events.html   OC Interfaith Coalition for the Environment
meetup.com/goinggreenorangecounty/calendar   Going GREEN in OC
cgpacs.uci.edu   The Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies
csjorange.org/justice-office/film-series   Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange
ocequality.ning.com/events   OC Equality Coalition
nowoc.org/e107_plugins/calendar_menu/calendar.php   OC NOW
orangecoast.ca.lwvnet.org/calendar.html   League of Women Voters of Orange Coast
lwvcba.org/calendar.html   League of Women Voters of the Capistrano Bay Area
ocvoice.wordpress.com/calendar-listings   Orange Coast Voice calendar
pdamerica.org/events/calendar   Progressive Democrats of America
peacebuttons.info/E-News/thisweek.htm   This Week in History
laprogressive.com/progressive-events-in-los-angeles   Dick & Sharon's LA Progressive
officeoftheamericas.org/peace_calendar.html   Office of the Americas | Campaigns | Peace Calendar
lagunawoodsvillage.com/article.cfm?id=3198   Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods Village
goodhappens.org/events   Center for Living Peace
activistsandiego.org/event   Activist San Diego
actionla.org   Action LA Network
72ndada.com/eventcalendar.asp   72nd ADA Meeting And Event Schedule
occupy-oc.org/calendar   Occupy OC (Irvine/Fullerton/Huntington Beach)
tinyurl.com/7x9waou   OCcupy Santa Ana
ocmdc.org/calendar   OC May Day Coalition
transitionlaguna.org/events   Transition Laguna Beach
www.eventslaguna.com/LBDC.aspx   Laguna Beach Democratic Club
calendar.www.thecenteroc.org   The Center OC
meetup.com/The-Left-Bank-of-Orange-County/events/calendar   The Left Bank of OC
rileybecky1.com   Greater Irvine Committee on Gun Violence Reduction
lgbtcenteroc.org/calendar   LGBT Center OC
af3irm.org/af3irm/events   af3irm OC
greenpartyoc.wordpress.com/coming-events   Green Party of OC
socprogressives.com/events-3   Progressives of South OC
www.una-oc.org/programs.html   United Nations Association of OC
calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=87ed6gn0uiru9olkgb6e9e4s7c%40group.calendar.google.com   Refuse Fascism LA Event Calendar summerofthepeople.org/events   Housing is a Human Right OC, a coalition of organizations and individuals working together to achieve supportive, affordable, and permanent housing for homeless individuals
indivisibleca39.org/eventscalendar   Indivisible CA39 - Our mission is to organize CA Congressional District 39 constituents, to defend ourselves from actions taken by Donald Trump and his administration.
swingsocalleft.org/events  

ADDITIONAL NOTICES

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Hello, Friends --

Please disregard this email if you already know for whom you will be voting in the Nov. 6 primary election; if you are still undecided, I offer you my humble suggestions. In either case, please remember that LOCAL RACES ARE EXCEEDINGLY IMPORTANT, so do vote all the way down the ticket. Vote-By-Mail ballots go out very soon; they must be POSTMARKED by the OC Registrar of Voters at 8pm on Nov. 6 in order to be counted, so get them in promptly. They can also be turned in at any polling place in the county or dropped off directly at the offices of the OC Registrar of Voters at 1300 South Grand Ave., Santa Ana, 92705; for more information, check their website at http://www.ocvote.com/.

I've compiled a list with input from individuals I respect who are in the know; I've also consulted my favorite source: the conservative voter guides, two of which can be found here: http://nancyspicks.com/votepicks.php?view=detail&id=35 and https://robynnordell.com/countyorange.aspx (my philosophy: let them do all the work and then vote the opposite way!). For most local races, I've only included those in which I either know the candidates or have had them recommended to me by reliable sources.

You can find my suggestions below. Please advise me if you have information about any of these candidates and/or issues that might warrant a reevaluation or if you know of additional candidates who deserve support. If you desperately need an answer on a race that is not included here, let me know and I will try to get an informed opinion.

HAPPY VOTING!

Peace,
Felicity
Governor: Gavin Newsom
Lieutenant Governor: Eleni Kounalakis
Secretary of State: Alex Padilla
Controller: Betty Yee
Treasurer: Fiona Ma
Attorney General: Xavier Becerra
Insurance Commissioner: Ricardo Lara
U.S. Senator: Kevin De Leon
Congress, State Senate & Assembly: pick the Democrat
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond
County Supervisor, 4th District:  Doug Chaffee
Sheriff-Coroner: Duke Nguyen

Local Mayors and City Councils
Aliso Viejo City Council: Tiffany Ackley, Gary Pritchard 
Anaheim Mayor: Ashleigh Aitken
Anaheim City Council, Dist. 3: José Moreno
Costa Mesa Mayor: Katrina Foley
Costa Mesa City Council: Andrea Marr, Arlis Reynolds, Manuel Chavez
Fullerton City Council: Jesús Silva, Ahmad Zahra
Garden Grove City Council: Mark Paredes
Huntington Beach City Council: Shayna Lathus
Irvine Mayor: Ed Pope
Irvine City Council: Farrah Khan
Laguna Beach City Council: Toni Iseman
Mission Viejo City Council: Mahmoud El-Farra
Orange City Council: Betty Valencia
San Clemente City Council: Jackson Hinkle, Jake Rybczyk
Santa Ana Mayor: Sal Tinajero
Tustin City Council: Sherri Loveland (write-in)
Yorba Linda City Council: Lourdes Cruz

Local School Boards
Anaheim Elem.: Ryan Ruelas
Anaheim High: Al Jabbar
Garden Grove: Katelyn Brazer
Huntington Beach: Bonnie Castrey, Martin Salgado, Diana Lee Carey
Irvine: Sharon Wallin
Los Alamitos: Olaina Anderson
Santa Ana: Valerie Amezcua, John Palacio

Water Districts
Irvine Ranch: Andrew Pollard
Orange County: Linda Zamora

Judges (primarily the opposite of what conservative websites recommend)
Carol A. Corrigan - NO
Leondra R. Kruger - YES
Cynthia Aaron - YES
William S. Dato - no recommendation
Judith L. Haller - NO
Richard D. Huffman - NO
Patricia Guerrero - no recommendation
Patricia D. Benke - NO
Joan Kathleen Irion - YES
Richard T. Fields - no recommendation
Art W. McKinster - NO
Douglas P. Miller - NO
Marsha G. Slough - YES
David A. Thompson - no recommendation
Thomas M. Goethals - YES
Raymond J. Ikola - NO

Propositions
1 - YES
2 - YES
3 - YES
4 - YES
5 - NO
6 - NO!
7 - YES
8 - YES
10 - YES!
11 - NO
12 - YES
Anaheim Measure L - YES

Other good sources for endorsed candidates:
https://www.cadem.org/vote/body/CDP-2018-Endorsements-Official-18-08-31.pdf
https://orangecountydemocrats.com/candidates/
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Posted by: Felicity <felicitynf@aol.com>

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