Weekly Orange County Progressive


Friday May 31, 2019     Issue No. 692


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Apr 1 Monday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women's Club of South OC: Doing Our Fair Share To End Homelessness

new Apr 1 Monday 6pm, Huntington Beach: Community Action: HB City Council Meeting

new Apr 2 Tuesday 11am-noon, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: Tuesday With Trump - Save The ACA

new Apr 2 Tuesday 6:45-8:50pm, Brea: Indivisible CA 39 Members' Meeting - Change from the Inside

new Apr 4 Thursday 4pm, Laguna Hills: Release The Full Mueller Report!

new Apr 4 Thursday 5pm, Brea: Release the Full Mueller Report

new Apr 4 Thursday 5pm, Irvine: Release the Full Mueller Report Now!

new Apr 4 Thursday 5-6pm, Santa Ana: Release The Full Mueller Report!

new Apr 4 Thursday 5:30-7pm, Irvine: Masters of Urban and Regional Planning Program: Student Housing Report

new Apr 4 Thursday 6-8pm, Huntington Beach: OC Rapid Response Network Leadership & Skill Building Trainings for First Responders - Week 7: What's happening with DACA and TPS?

new Apr 4 Thursday 6-8:30pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC: Plans to Address Homelessness

new Apr 4 Thursday 6:30-9pm, Huntington Beach: Taco Thursday 2019, Democratic Club of West OC

new Apr 5 Friday 6:30-8pm, Anaheim: OC 4 Bernie in Little Arabia

new Apr 6 Saturday 9am-2pm, Santa Ana: 69th Annual League of United Latin American Citizens OC District 1 Conference

Apr 6 Saturday 10am-noon, Newport Beach: John Wayne Airport Town Hall

New Apr 6 Saturday 10:30am-1:30pm, Santa Ana: Orange County Congregation Community Organization Foro de Inmigracion

new Apr 6 Saturday 12:15-1:45, Anaheim: Anaheim Democrats Meeting on Rent Control

Apr 6 Saturday 4-6pm, Santa Ana: Celebrating Alex Odeh

Apr 6 Saturday 5-9pm, Irvine: Living Ubuntu-Earth Day 2019-Protect Our Species

new Apr 6 Saturday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Libertarian Socialist Caucus of Democratic Socialists of America

Apr 7 Sunday 12:30-2:30pm, Irvine: Redistricting Commission Public Info Forum

new Apr 7 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC: The Real Green New Deal

new Apr 7 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Farrah N. Khan 100 Days in Office Celebration

new Apr 8 Monday 7pm, Laguna Beach: A reading of 12 Angry Men performed by 12 Impassioned Women

new Apr 10 Wednesday 5-7pm, San Clemente: CAP OC Community Forum #1

new Apr 10 Wednesday 6-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Indivisible OC 46

New Apr 10 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: State of OC Community Town Hall, Resilience OC

new Apr 10 Wednesday 7-10pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats: Sabrina Hughes #MeToo in Orange County, Are We Doing Better?

New Apr 11 Thursday 9-10:30am, Irvine: Transportation Corridors Agency - Board of Directors Meeting - Save our Village by the Sea

New Apr 11/12 Thursday 9:30am-5:30pm, Fullerton: 49th CSUF Philosophy Symposium

new Apr 11 Thursday, 10:30am Huntington Beach/noon Orange/1:15pm & 1:45-3pm Santa Ana: Poor People's Campaign: Truth & Poverty Tour

New Apr 11 Thursday 11am-1pm, Irvine: Brady Orange County: Conversation on School Shooter Drills

New Apr 11 Thursday 6-7pm, Huntington Beach: Congressman Rouda's First 100 Days Town Hall

new Apr 11 Thursday 6-7:30pm, Orange Big Ideas: Sandra Robbie Mendez v. Westminster: For All the Children/Para Todos los Niños

new Apr 11 Thursday 6-8pm, Huntington Beach: OC Rapid Response Network Leadership & Skill Building Trainings for First Responders Participatory Defense and Campaign Development

new Apr 11 Thursday 6-8pm, Irvine: Dave Min's State Senate Fundraiser with OC Women Leaders And State Controller Betty Yee

new Apr 11 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: Local Elections Team - Josh Lowenthal Forward to 2020

new Apr 11 Thursday 7pm, Fullerton: Democratic Socialist of America-OC: Environmental Justice Committee

new Apr 11 Thursday 7pm, Brea: Sierra Club Rio Hondo Chapter - Saving Coyote Hills

New Apr 12 Friday 6-8pm, Stanton: A Country Called Syria Presents heritage: she, A Night of Celebration

New Apr 12 Friday 7-8:45pm, Orange: OC Interfaith Coalition for the Environment: Livingroom Dialogues

new Apr 13 Saturday 8am-noon, Seal Beach: HB Huddle & Surfrider Celebrate Earth Month at 12th Annual Ohana Day

Apr 13 Saturday 8:30am-2pm, Santa Ana: 6th Annual OC LGBTQ Youth Convening 2019

New Apr 13 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: OC Peace Coalition: Monthly Meeting

New Apr 13 Saturday 10am-2pm, Brea: Voter Registration Drive with Gil Cisneros & Josh Newman!

new Apr 13-14 Saturday 10am-5pm, Costa Mesa: OC Dia del Niño Festival

New Apr 13/14 Saturday/Sunday 10am-5pm, Garden Grove: Welead OC 2019 Spring Candidate Development Training

New Apr 13 Saturday 11am-2pm, Santa Ana: Resilience OC and CA Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance: Free Them All Rally

New Apr 13 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Santa Ana: OC NAACP General Meeting

new Apr 13 Saturday 1-2:30pm, Irvine: National Organization For Women-OC (OC-NOW) Arab-American Heritage Month

new Apr 13 Saturday 1-4pm, Fullerton: Destination Home: Where Rail & Housing Meet in OC

new Apr 13 Saturday 4:30-6pm, Laguna Hills: How Climate Change is Changing the District: Discussion and Fundraiser for Scott Rhinehart

Apr 13 Saturday 7-7:05pm, Orange: OC Museum for Peace and Freedom: Mendez v. Westminster Anniversary Candlelight Celebration

[Cancelled] Apr 13 Saturday 7-9:30pm, Anaheim: Vern Nelson in Concert: Songs of the O.C. Homeless

new Apr 14 Sunday 4-6pm, Santa Ana: Our Revolution SoCal OC

New Apr 15 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Aliso Viejo: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club Meeting

new Apr 16 Tuesday 5:30-8pm, Corona del Mar: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club - Featuring DPOC Chair Ada Briceno & CEO AOCC-OC Dave Kiff

New Aor 16 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousins Club of OC: "Jews Step Forward"

Apr 17 Wednesday, noon-2pm, Irvine: Lunch with League - Promoting Wellbeing in Early Childhood: The Crucial Investment in Establishing a Healthy Start for Children and Families

New Apr 18 Thursday 6pm, Tustin: National Women's Political Caucus OC

New Apr 18 Thursday 6-7:30pm, Orange: Big Ideas Lecture Series: From Fourth Street to La Calle Cuatro

Apr 18 Thursday, 6-8pm Santa Ana: Know Your Sheriff & Sheriff's Dept Workshop Series

new Apr 18 Thursday 6-8pm, Huntington Beach: OC Rapid Response Network Leadership & Skill Building Trainings for First Responders Art as Activism Workshop

New Apr 20 Saturday 9am-noon, Huntington Beach: Indivisible OC 48 Beach Cleanup

New Apr 20 Saturday 10:30am, Irvine: Irvine City Council Special Election Petition Campaign Meeting

new Apr 20 Saturday, 1:45 Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State OC: Film Screening: Trapped: What Remains of a Woman's Right to Choose?

new Apr 20 Saturday 6:30-9:30pm, Garden Grove: 4th Annual Arab American Heritage Gala, Arab American Civic Council

New Apr 21 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine

New Apr 22 Monday 11:45am-3pm, Fullerton: Fullerton College Earth Day: Migration Symposium

New Apr 22 Monday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Town Hall w/ Congressman Lou Correa

New Apr 22 Monday 4-6pm, Orange : Meet and Greet with Kimberly Ellis for CDP Chair

New Apr 22 Monday 6-7:30pm, Irvine: Tarana Burke: Moving Beyond #MeToo

New Apr 23 Tuesday 11am-3pm, Irvine: The March, Uci Asa

New Apr 23 Tuesday 12:30-9:30pm, Santa Ana: Resilience OC: Orange County Truth Forum

new Apr 24 Wednesday 11am-1pm, Irvine: Women For: OC - Jill Replogle: My So-Called Plastic Free Life. I Tried For A Month. Here's How It Went

New Apr 24 Wednesday 4:15-9:15pm, Irvine: 7th Annual Peace & Justice Week: Building Bridges Across Racial, Political & Economic Divides

New Apr 24 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, San Clemente: Homelessness 101

New Apr 24 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club: Charter School Issues

New Apr 24 Wednesday 7-9pm, Irvine: Armenian Genocide Candlelight Vigil and Dinner; Uci Asa

New Apr 25 Thursday 5-8:30pm, Huntington Beach: Golden West College Peace Studies 13th Annual PEACE Conference: The Forum

New Apr 25 Thursday 6pm, Irvine: Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter General Meeting

New Apr 25 Thursday 6-8pm, Irvine: Taste Of Irvine Food Tour/Discussion

New Apr 25 Thursday 7-9:30pm, Huntington Beach: Take Back the Night at Golden West College

New Apr 26 Friday noon-1pm, Irvine: Democratic Foundation of OC Noon Luncheon in Honor of Mike Levin

new Apr 27 Saturday 8am-4pm, Orange: 4th Annual Education & Ethnic Studies Summit

New Apr 27 Saturday 9-10:30am, Costa Mesa: Coffee with Cottie/Earth Day Event

New Apr 27 Saturday 10am-noon, Fullerton: Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development: Renters Protections Forum - Foro de Proteccion para Inquilinos

new Apr 27 Saturday 10am-3pm, San Juan Capistrano: First of Two Voter Registration/Community Events with Democratic Women of South OC

New Apr 27/28 Saturday/Sunday 10am-5pm, Garden Grove: Welead OC 2019 Spring Candidate Development Training

new Apr 27 Saturday 11:30am-1:30pm, Laguna Woods: Sanders 2020 Organizing Launch

New Apr 27 Saturday noon-4pm, Santa Ana: Health & Wellness Community Clinic

New Apr 27 Saturday 1-2pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaboration: Protesting Hate

New Apr 27 Saturday 1:30pm, Laguna Niguel: ACLU People Power Meeting: Focus on Homelessness

New Apr 27 Saturday 2-4pm, Huntington Beach: All Out to Oppose Hatred & White Supremacy!

New Apr 27 Saturday 6:30-7pm, Orange : Chapman Univ Performing Arts: She Kills Monsters—Pre-Show Lecture

New Apr 28 Sunday 11am-3pm, Santa Ana: Día del Niño/Children's Day

New Apr 28 Sunday 11am-1:30pm, Fullerton: HB Huddle: Redistricting Commission Public Info Forum II

New Apr 28 Sunday 12:30-3pm, Santa Ana: Lavender Dems Founding Meeting

New Apr 28 Sunday 1-3pm, Fullerton: The Exiled Palestinians; North America Nakba Tour

New Apr 28 Sunday 2pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine Monthly Club Meeting

New Apr 28 Sunday 3-6:30pm, Irvine: In Commemoration of Earth Day: Voter Registration & Voter Outreach Training; Indivisible OC Outreach

New Apr 28,30 Sunday 8pm, Tuesday 3:15pm, Newport Beach : Coastkeeper Presents "Sea of Shadows"

New Apr 29 Monday 8am-noon, Laguna Beach: Diversity & The Creative Economy Symposium

New Apr 29-May 3 Monday-Friday, Irvine: Associated Students UCI, Students Advocating for Immigrant Rights and Equity, United Students Against Sweatshops: Immigration Awareness Week

new Apr 29 Monday 6:30-9pm, Mission Viejo: Region 18 (AD 73 & 74) Democratic State Convention Delegate's Meeting

New Apr 30 Tuesday 6-8pm, Laguna Beach: Protect Laguna Beach Summit


MAY

New May 1 Wednesday 9am, Orange: OC Labor Federation Annual May Day March & Rally

new May 1 Wednesday 4-7pm, Santa Ana: OC May Day Collective

May 2-3 Thursday 10am-Friday 5pm, Fullerton: Decolonizing Climate Policy: An Interactive Workshop

New May 2 Thursday 6-9pm, Fountain Valley: Asian Americans Rising Launch Party

New May 2 Thursday 6:45-8:45pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC General Meeting: Cities Resist with Long Beach Mayor Garcia

New May 2 Thursday 7-8pm, Huntington Beach: Congressional Community: Inaugural Meeting

New May 3 Friday 8am-5pm, Irvine : Sustainability Symposium- Bridges OC 2019

New May 3 Friday 7pm-2am, Anaheim: OC LGBT Pride: Pride Is Love Cabaret & Silent Auction

New May 4-5 Saturday 9:30am-Sunday 6pm, Irvine: The Second Feminist Armenian Studies Workshop Gendering Resistance and Revolution

New May 4 Saturday 10am-12:30pm, Anaheim: ACLU of So California: We The People: Take the Power Back

New May 4 Saturday 11am-2:30pm, Santa Ana: NWPC OC Tour of WISEPlace Shelter for Women

New May 4/5 Saturday/Sunday 10am-5pm, Garden Grove: Welead OC 2019 Spring Candidate Development Training

New May 4 Saturday 12:15pm, Anaheim: Anaheim Democrats Meeting with Norberto Santana, Voice of OC

New May 4 Saturday 1:30-3:30pm, Irvine: Town Hall with Rep. Katie Porter and Rep. Harley Rouda

New May 4 Saturday 6pm-midnight, Irvine: The LGBT Center OC's Indigo Ball

New May 4 Saturday 6:30-7pm, Orange: Chapman Univ Performing Arts: She Kills Monsters—Pre-Show Lecture

[Cancelled] May 5 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC: meeting CANCELLED

New May 5 Sunday 3-5pm, Newport Beach: OC Alliance for Just Change: Mobilizing to End Homelessness

New May 8 Wednesday 6-8pm, Fullerton: Resilience OC: Sanctuary, Local Entanglements and Political Landscape

New May 8 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats: Media & Politics

New May 8 Wednesday 7-9pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd AD Democratic Alliance: Josh Lowenthal

New May 9 Thursday 6-8pm, Newport Beach: Katrina Foley for State Senate: Mingle, Music & Margaritas

New May 9 Thursday 6:30pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: Kim Carr, HB City Council Community Meeting

New May 9 Thursday 7-8pm, Orange: Prayer Vigil for Our Immigrant Brothers and Sisters

New May 10 Friday 6pm, Costa Mesa: OC League of Conservation Voters 20th Annual Environmental Leadership Awards Dinner

New May 11 Saturday 9-11am, Yorba Linda: Democratic Party of OC Fundraiser: The Power of Women Making Waves

New May 11 Saturday 6pm, Santa Ana: Shoshana Zuboff-The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

New May 12 Sunday 4-6pm, Santa Ana: Our Revolution OC

New May 13/15 Monday/Wednesday 10am-1pm, Santa Ana: Mobilize America Voter Registration Drive

New May 13 Monday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC: Climate Change-The Biggest Threat to Our Planet with Kevin de Leon

New May 13 Monday 7-8:30pm, Anaheim: Housing is a Human Right

New May 14 Tuesday 4-7:30pm, Irvine: Climate Action Campaign; Irvine City Council Meeting: We Support a Climate Action Plan

New May 14 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Brea: People for Housing - OC YIMBY; The Housing Crisis: What Can We Do?

New May 15 Wednesday 4pm, Irvine: Catching Your Breath: How Climate Change Can Alter the Microbiome You Inhale

New May 15 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Anaheim: Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development and UNITE HERE Local 11; Community Forum: Fair Lease for Angel's Stadium

New May 16 Thursday 6:30pm, Long Beach: Long Beach Area Peace Network Meeting

New May 16 Thursday 6pm, Santa Ana: ACLU People Power: OC Know Your Sheriff & Sheriff's Dept Workshop #3

New May 16 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Orange : Sisters of St Joseph Orange Speaker Series 2019: Choosing Clean Energy

New May 16 Thursday 7-9:30pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace and Justice Coalition Film Discussion

New May 17 Friday 10am-2pm, Irvine: Select Committee on Student Debt Informational Hearing Plus Student Loan Debt Workshop

new May 17-19 Friday noon-Sunday 2pm, Garden Grove: 72nd Annual League of United Latin American Citizens State Convention "Building Bridges for Unity"

New May 18 Saturday 8am-1:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club Supports Love Costa Mesa!

New May 18 Saturday 10-10:30am, Huntington Beach: Hands Across The Sand

New May 18 Saturday 10am, Costa Mesa: Pulling Together - Restoration at Fairview Park

New May 18 Saturday 11:30am-1:30pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: Ready To Mobilze for 2020?

New May 18 Saturday 1:15pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State OC: Rhett Kuseski From Atheism to Seminary and Back Again

New May 18 Saturday 7pm, Huntington Beach: Democratic Party of OC: Preserve Orange County's Historic Victories

New May 19 Sunday 2pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine: 'Standing With Immigrants' panel discussion

New May 19 Sunday 2-5pm, Fountain Valley: OC Peace Coalition Peacemaker Awards Banquet

New May 19 Sunday 3-5pm, Laguna Beach: Women for American Values & Ethics: Light the Way for Change

New May 19 Sunday 6:15-8:30pm, Irvine: Together We Will OC; Know Your Rights: 1st Amendment Assemblies and Criminal Defense

New May 20 Monday 3-6pm, Santa Ana: California Alliance for Retired Americans Bingo Fundraiser

New May 21 Tuesday noon-1:30pm, Huntington Beach/Irvine: Stop the Bans

New May 21 Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm, Santa Ana: Chicanx and Mexican Women Activists Share their stories of \ hope and struggle

New May 21 Tuesday 5:30pm, Irvine: Stop the Bans! Protect Women's Right to Control Their Own Health Care!

New May 21 Tuesday 6-7pm, Aliso Viejo: Congressional Communities Workshop

New May 21 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Anaheim: Feel the Bern OC Monthly Membership Meeting

New May 21 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousins Club of OC: Friends of Sabeel "Human Rights, American Politics and Palestine"

New May 21 Tuesday 7-9pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats: Journalism In The Trump Era

New May 22 Wednesday 11am-1pm, Irvine: Women For: OC "And Then They Came for Us... "

New May 22 Wednesday 11:30am-12:30pm, Fullerton: Official Pride Flag Raising

New May 22 Wednesday 4pm, Santa Ana: Rally for Public Ed

New May 22 Wednesday 6pm, Irvine: Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter General Meeting

New May 23 Thursday 5-6:30pm, Santa Ana: YIMBY Housing Democratic Club OC - First Meeting

New May 23 Thursday 6:30-8pm, Aliso Viejo: Wine & Cheese with Scott Rhinehart for Assembly

New May 23 Thursday 6:30-9pm, Brea: Indivisible CA39 Member's Meeting

New May 24 Friday 8-10 am, Orange: Global Climate Strike for Future

New May 24 Friday 7pm, Garden Grove: Latino Muslim Unity and Islamic Society of Orange County: Free Vegan Pho and Halal Tacos for People Power!

New May 25 Saturday 4-7pm, Irvine: College Democrats at UCI: Margarita Mixer

New May 26 Sunday 1:30-3:30pm, Irvine: OC Racial Justice Collaborative: Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas

New May 28 Tuesday 10am, San Clemente: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice

New May 28 Tuesday 7:30-8:30pm, Irvine Amnesty International Local Group 178

New May 29 Wednesday 6-7pm, Laguna Beach: Congressional Communities

New May 29 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club: Updates from Local Leaders on Poseidon, John Wayne Airport & Coastal Protections

New May 30 Thursday 3:30-5:30pm, Santa Ana: Stop the Weapons Training in Schools Demonstratin

New May 30 Thursday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Planned Parenthood Advocacy Night

New May 30 Thursday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: OC Know Your Sheriff Workshop #4: OCSD and ICE

NEW May 31 Friday 11:30am-1pm, Santa Ana: Rally Against Solitary Confinement

new May 31-Jun 2 Friday 2:30pm-Sunday noon, San Francisco: California Democratic Party State Convention

New May 31 Friday 7-9pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America-OC General Meeting


JUNE

New Jun 1 Saturday 1-3pm, Lake Forest: Friends of OC Detainees Presents: Alternatives for Helping Immigrants in SoCal

NEW Jun 2 Sunday 11am-5pm, Laguna Niguel: Democratic Socialists of America-OC: Fundraiser/Social for Immigrant Rights

New Jun 2 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC: Public Banking

New Jun 2 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Brady OC; Wear Orange - Voter Registration Training

New Jun 2 Sunday 4:15-7pm, Irvine: Together We Will OC and Orange County Registrar of Voters; Road to Vote Centers 2020

New Jun 3 Monday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC: General Meeting & Pre-Endorsement Election

NEW Jun 6 Thursday 6:45-8:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC: General Meeting-Summertime Scoops

NEW Jun 6 Thursday 7pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC

New Jun 7 Friday noon-1pm, Irvine: Democratic Foundation of OC: Luncheon Honoring Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva

NEW Jun 8 Saturday 9-10am, Laguna Niguel: Congress on YOUR Corner with Congressman Harley Rouda

New Jun 8 Saturday 9-10:30am, Laguna Beach: Coffee with Cottie Petrie-Norris

NEW Jun 8 Saturday 10am, Anaheim: OC Peace Coalition

NEW Jun 8 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Santa Ana: NAACP OC General Meeting

New Jun 8 Saturday 1-2:30pm, Irvine: National Organization for Women-OC: Pride Month

New Jun 8 Saturday 3:30-5pm, Santa Ana: Memorial for Frank Barbaro

NEW Jun 8 Saturday 5:30-8:30pm, Irvine: Social to Celebrate Diversity by the Democrats of Greater Irvine

New Jun 8 Saturday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Sunrise Movement OC: Green New Deal Town Hall & Forum

NEW Jun 9 Sunday 9:30am-1pm, Costa Mesa: Gun Violence Prevention Wear Orange picnic

New Jun 12 Wednesday 5-8pm, Santa Ana: Community Action Fund of PPOSBC; Summer Kickoff Party

NEW Jun 12 Wednesday 7-10pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats: History of Ball

NEW Jun 13 Thursday 11:30am, Irvine: Justice for All Day

Jun 13 Thursday, 4:30pm-8pm Buena Park: OC Labor Federation Candidate Academy

New Jun 13 Thursday 6:30-9pm, Anaheim: Fix It Healthcare Movie Screening & Healthcare Townhall

NEW Jun 13 Thursday 7pm, Brea: Sierra Club Rio Hondo Chapter: Future of SoCal Transportation

NEW Jun 14 Friday 8-10am, Orange and Anaheim: OC for Climate Action

NEW Jun 15 Saturday 9-10am, Seal Beach: Impeach On The Beach!

New Jun 15 Saturday 9am-4:30pm, Fullerton: National Democratic Training Committee Blue Bench Training: California

NEW Jun 15 Saturday 10-11:30am, Laguna Beach: Impeachment Rally

New Jun 15 Saturday 10am-4pm, Fountain Valley: 2019 Juneteenth Celebration

NEW Jun 15 Saturday noon-3pm, Orange : 18th Annual OC 72nd ADA Patriotic Celebration of our Nation's Flag

NEW Jun 15 Saturday noon-4pm, Irvine: Brady Campaign: Activism For Our Lives

NEW Jun 15 Saturday 1-3pm, Brea: Impeach Trump Now

NEW Jun 15 Saturday 1:15-3pm, Irvine: AU-OC Flicks for Thought: "Documenting Hate" OC Connection

NEW Jun 17 Monday 7pm, Anaheim: Poor Peoples Campaign

NEW Jun 18 Tuesday 5:30pm, Newport Beach: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club: Human Trafficking in OC

NEW Jun 18 Tuesday 6-8pm, Costa Mesa: World Affairs Council of OC: Lecture/Dinner with Renowned Economist

New Jun 18 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousins Club of OC - Mirvette Judeh: BDS

NEW Jun 20 Thursday 7-9pm, Aliso Viejo: Scott Rhinehart Campaign Event: Celebrate OC Pride with Supporters

NEW Jun 22 Saturday 8:30-11am, Huntington Beach: Huntington Beach Huddle: Stories Of Injustice-Actions for Peace

NEW Jun 22 Saturday 10-11:30am, Fullerton: Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva Presents: Homelessness 101

New Jun 22 Saturday 11:30am-12:30pm, Santa Ana: Blaze Forward OC Pride Parade

New Jun 23 Sunday 4-6pm, Mission Viejo: Our Rev So Cal Monthly Meeting; Our Revolution Southern California

New Jun 25 Tuesday 6-9pm, Anaheim: Anaheim Democrats ; Inaugural Anaheim Dems Social Mixer

NEW Jun 26 Wednesday 6-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club: Meeting and Debate Stream

NEW Jun 27 Thursday 5-6:30pm, Fullerton: Asm. Sharon Quirk-Silva Presents: District Office Open House

NEW Jun 27 Thursday 6-8pm, Fullerton: 2nd Annual Fullerton Pride Celebration

NEW Jun 29 Saturday 9am-4pm, Irvine: Raising Gender Expansive Youth


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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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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/

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

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)

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.

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!

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.

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

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.

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.

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/

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!

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.

Jan 9 Wednesday 7-9pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd AD Democratic Alliance @ IAM District 725, 5402 Bolsa Ave.
72nd AD Democratic Alliance January Meeting

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.

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

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!

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

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

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

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.

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 🐦✊🔥

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

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

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!

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

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!

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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!

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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/

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

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.

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

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/

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.


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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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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!!

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.

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

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

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/

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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!

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Feb 13 Wednesday 7-9pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd AD Democratic Alliance @ IAM District 725, 5402 Bolsa Ave.
72nd AD Democratic Alliance Monthly Meeting

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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!

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.

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/

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

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

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!)

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/

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.

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=

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

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

Feb 24 Sunday 4-7pm, Orange: Democratic Socialists of America - OC Maintaining Mental Wellness as an Activist @ Leatherby Libraries at Chapman University, 1 University Dr.
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. How do we avoid burnout and apathy? How do we stay engaged without wearing ourselves out? We will discuss self-care as a form of activism.Meet with us in the Orange County DSA on Sunday, February 24th, to discuss this important issue. We will be holding the meeting in a basement conference room (room TBA). Street parking is available near the campus. Remember that we're running a marathon, not a sprint.

Feb 24 Sunday 5-7pm, Irvine: Indivisible OC California Summit Overview & Potluck @ IRWD Duck Club, 15 Riparian View.
If you didn't get to attend the California Indivisible Summit (or if you did, and couldn't get to every Break Out group) then you will want to attend this meeting to catch up. An informal panel of Indivisibles will share the highlights of the two day action-packed Summit. Don't miss this opportunity to set the scene for the next 20 months of election excitement as we get our chance to send Donald Trump and his crew of thieves and liars packing. We expect to have speakers for our panel from every part of Orange County. Please bring a light supper item or some drinks to share for a potluck supper, We'll also be writing last minute reminder postcards to send out to progressive voters for the District Three supervisors election. Some of our Blue Wave and Voter Registration t-shirts will be available in exchange for a donation to our Act Blue account. We will also have a few voter registration kits. This meetng is sponsored by Indivisible OC Outreach, a county-wide Indivisible group dedicated to voter education and registration, volunteer training, and getting out the vote.

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)

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

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

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

Feb 27 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: Do you #FeelTheBern?   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)   Debrief: Winslow Grp Meet Feb 8-10 Las Vegas NM, EDUCATE CONGRESS/LETTER DROP #HRes109 #GND https://actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/february-educate-congress , Coalition Partners (eg. OurRev, NNU, HCN, PNHP, etc), Elections 2020   REGIONAL: Updates/Reports: Gov. Newsom, CDP ADEMS and new Chair, Conv May 31, EBoard Aug 23 info here https://www.cadem.org/events, CA SP/MFA bill, Calif Prog Alliance Founding Convention SLO March 30-31, https://californiaprogressivealliance.org/2019-founding-convention/ PDA-CA www.pda-ca.com   LOCAL: Reports: 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 March 28, 2019   Dr Bill Honigman c: 949-246-6283, @DrBillH Progressive Democrats of America (PDAmerica) www.pdamerica.org, @pdamerica

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.

Feb 28 Thursday 5:30-7pm, Irvine: Law, Art and Our Natural Environment @ UCI Law Library, 401 E Peltason Dr
UCI Law cordially invites you to the UCI Law Library for an evening of law, art and culture. Join UCI Law Dean L. Song Richardson and one of the Law School founders and The Irvine Museum's President James Irvine Swinden for a specially guided tour through the UCI Law Library to enjoy and learn about the extensive collection of inspirational, California landscapes on loan from The Irvine Museum. Light refreshments will be served in the California Room. Visitor parking is available for $10 at the Social Sciences Parking Structure.

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

Feb 28 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America - OC: Environmental Justice Committee meeting @ Coffee Tomo Irvine, 15333 Culver Dr Ste 450
Our environmental justice committee will be meeting at the end of the month to talk about new actions for the year and new educational opportunities for members.


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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

Mar 2 Saturday 8:30am-3pm, Irvine: Families Belong Together: Get on the bus to the border @ Lutheran Church Park& Ride, 4181 Sandburg Way
We are coordinating with Resist and Families Belong Together for this family friendly event. Get on the bus and ride to Calexico, where we will rally at noon in support of separated families who are trying to get asylum in the U.S. We estimate you will be dropped off in Irvine about 3 pm. Bring hats, water, dress for warm weather. You MUST rsvp with this Eventbrite link, and choose the Irvine option when you register. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/families-belong-together-rally-tickets-57537084970

Mar 2 Saturday noon-1:45pm, Anaheim: Anaheim Democrats Meeting with Josh Newman! @ Haskett Library, 2650 W. Broadway
Democrats are invited to come hear Josh Newman kick off his campaign to reclaim his state Senate seat! You do not have to be a club member to attend. All Democrats are welcome!

Mar 2 Saturday noon-2pm, Anaheim: TAKE ON HATE - California Volunteer Mixer @ Little Arabia Restaurant, 638 S Brookhurst St
Join the Take on Hate Campaign to learnabout its initiative to build "AMAN Zones"/ safe spaces in our community. Enjoy Little Arabia's food, meet other community members, and learn about how YOU can contribute to creating AMAN ZONES and shaping your local community in 2019! Light brunch and refreshments will be provided. Space is limited. Please confirm your attendance and RSVP for this event here: https://bit.ly/2BW8r9i

Mar 2 Saturday 1:30-2:45pm, Santa Ana: Writers Resist Reading the Resistance Open Mic at Boca de Oro Festival @ The Good Beer Company, 309 W. 4th. St.
Celebrate the camaraderie of writers of the resistance at a free open mic and author reading, featuring Boca de Oro attendees and contributing writers to WRITERS RESIST, both online and in the 2018 anthology. Boca de Oro attendees are encouraged to bring original, short resistance poetry and prose to share.

Mar 2 Saturday 3-4:45pm, Santa Ana: Woman: A Tapestry of Words Between Syria & Iran @ Orange County Center For Contemporary Art, 117 S Sycamore St
As the Syrian revolution continues in its 7th year, tensions with Iran grow, further hindering the relations between the citizens of those two countries. Four women poets want to break that tension with their love & creation of poetry, two Syrian & two Iranian. Participants: Lady Narrator (a.k.a Dania Ayah Alkhouli) is a Syrian American poet and author exploring themes of feminism, sexuality, culture, religion identity, mental health, domestic violence, and her war-torn homeland, Syria. Azin Mafi is an Iranian born artist who explores marginalization, displacement, and social justice through poetry, prose and storytelling. Mouminat Damer is a Syrian-American poet, author and adjunct instructor of English, who focuses on the experience of growing up as a first-generation Arab-American Muslim woman and the cultural differences that left her identity scattered across the two different cultures. Sheila J. Sadr is a first-generation Iranian-American poet, journalist, educator, and resident cow-enthusiast nuzzled somewhere along the southern California coast. She took first place at the 2018 Jack Rabbit Poetry Slam and was a finalist in the 2018 NOT A CULT Poetry Submission Contest. You can find her on Instagram @ohohsheilaa or at her website at sheilajsadr.com. Event is free; register here

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

Mar 2 Saturday 6-7:45pm, Santa Ana: CHICANA...HERstory Session IIII @ California Fine Arts Exhibition, 207 N Broadway
The Official Pre-Screening of "Here to stay" A mini- documentary about Marina Aguilera, Santa Ana's Homegrown, growing up in Santa Ana in the 1970's A Chicana...a Woman an Artist. BIO: Manny Escamilla grew up in central Santa Ana and began working for the Santa Ana Public Library as part of the White House Award-winning TeenSpace program. He was recognized by Library Journal for his work with the Teen Community Historian program to collect, preserve, and share local history. Manny served as a City representative on the Santa Ana Arts & Cultural Master Plan and remains on staff in the City's Planning Department. He volunteers with local artists incorporating historical themes, with the Makara Center for the Arts, and Grand Central Art Center's Director's Circle. BIO: Steady Jenny is a mother, activist, artist, musician, and a student of life who strives to leave this place better than how she found it. She has been involved in the Santa Ana artist and activist community for almost a decade, working with artist coalitions and businesses all over Santa Ana. Jenny has been in many group shows and solo exhibitions and is also a key organizer in the #MeToo movement. She taught & ran her own photo program with underserved Santa Ana youth at Bowers Museum for five years, taught a multimedia class at OCCTAC, and aside from her own media business, is currently working with the Santa Ana History Room. She directed and shot “Here To Stay,” the mini-documentary featured at this years Boca De Oro! Event is free; register here

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

Mar 3 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC: How to Run as a Green Candidate @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.

Mar 3 Sunday 3-5pm, Newport Beach: Laguna Beach Interfaith Council: Homeless to Home @ St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd.
Join the OC United Way on Sunday 3-3-19 to hear about two successful models to help a homeless person into a home.

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

Mar 3 Sunday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Democratic Socialists of America - OC; LSC OC @ 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)

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.

Mar 4 Monday 6-8pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees Volunteer Visitation Program Orientation @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy,
Did you know that on any given day there are up to 1,000 immigrants in OC detention facilities? Friends of OC Detainees is a community of volunteers that offer regular visits to immigration detainees in OC. Since 2013, volunteers have recorded more than 8,000 visits. FOCD members currently visit immigration detainees at James A. Musick Facility in the City of Irvine and Theo Lacy Facility in the City of Orange. 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 men and women 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 website: http://friendsofocdetainees.org/Events

Mar 5 Tuesday 10am, Santa Ana: OC Voting systems to be Checked for Accuracy @ Orange County Registrar of Voters, 1300 South Grand Avenue, Building C
The test is to take place in preparation for Mar 12 Board of Supervisors' 3rd District Election and is open to the public. 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 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 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. Contacts: Neal Kelley, Registrar of Voters, 714-567-5139, neal.kelley@rov.ocgov.com.mm For Background Information Only: 714-567-5197.

Mar 5 Tuesday 6:30pm, Los Alamitos: SAVE Los Alamitos High School @ Los Alamitos High School, 3591 Cerritos Ave.
SAVE is hosting a gun violence discussion in the lecture hall. Everyone is welcome. We will have guests on the panel to speak on their experiences as survivors of the Route 91 shooting and other gun violence trauma.

[Correction] Mar 7 2 Thursday Saturday 1:30-2:45pm, Santa Ana: Writers Resist Reading the Resistance Open Mic at Boca de Oro Festival @ The Good Beer Company, 309 W. 4th. St.
See Mar 2

Mar 7 Thursday 6:45-8:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC: Meet DPOC Chair Ada Briceno @ Temple B'nai Tzedek, 9669 Tabbert Ave
Join DCWOC in welcoming Ada Briceño, incoming chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County. Learn more about her, her vision for Democrats in OC, and about Party organization and function. With the 2020 elections just ahead, there's a lot to learn and a lot to do! Ada Briceño brings to the position twenty-seven years of community and labor organizing and progressive activism. The Orange County Register named her as one of the 100 most influential people in 2014 and 2018. Meet her for yourself and learn about her vision for a Democratic Orange County! DCWOC includes Fountain Valley, Huntington & Sunset Beach, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Midway City, Cypress, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and Rossmoor. Thursday, January 3. Doors open at 6:30. Program at 7.   Membership encouraged, but not required. Refreshments served. Ample parking behind the building. For info call Phil at 310-871-2083.

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/

Mar 8 Friday 4-6pm, Costa Mesa: Solidarity Rally, Shabbat Service & Vigil for Jewish Community @ Tewinkle Park, 970 Arlington Dr.
If your org would like to sponsor the event please fill out this form! https://goo.gl/forms/Q3U0KvKWKkXXTYJi2 Please plan to arrive around 3:45 so we can start at 4:00! Taking into account the weather, this event could be moved indoors and we are preparing for that. In light of recent events and anti-semites attacking the Jewish community - Jewish high schoolers and community organizers are asking for your support. There is a solidarity rally, shabbat service and vigil to respond to the events that transpired this past weekend and the climate of hate in Orange County in general. The purpose of this event is to address the blatant anti-semitism in our community and express solidarity with one another. The overarching theme is that love and solidarity wins over hate every time . We ask participants to wear BLUE and also dress warmly! We will be providing electric candles and feel free to bring signs promoting love and unity.Law enforcement and security will be at the event to provide safety. We have provided a space of time for those members of the Orthodox community who would like to participate in the rally and then return home as is custom prior to sunset.

Mar 8 Friday 6:30-8pm, Irvine: Gathering: International Women's Day @ Museum of Woman, 17905 Sky Park Circle #A
Participants will gather, enjoy a libation together, hold a ceremonial circle to empower each woman's individual dream energetically, then share that Divine Energy with the women of the world. Men will support women. Wear: comfortable clothing in a color that says "joy." Bring: optional—something to eat or drink to share. For info, call 714/392-0558 or email info@MuseumofWoman.us.

Mar 8 Friday 7-9pm, Anaheim: Meet & Greet With Daraka Larimore-Hall, candidate for California Democratic Party Chair @ Olive Tree Restaurant, 518 S Brookhurst St. Ste 1
Chicano Latino Immigrant Democratic Club of Orange County & Latinx Young Democrats of Orange County presents the 3rd installment of our 3 part series Meet-&-Greet with Daraka Larimore-Hall candidate for California Democratic Party Chair.   This event is co-sponsored by California Democratic Party region 17 director, Florice Hoffman, region 18 director Deborah Scurnik and Democratic Party of Orange County, member, Mary Carter.   Come hear the vision Daraka has for the CDP and meet him one on one at our family friendly venue. Please make sure to bring an empty stomach since there will be finger food and beverages catered by our amigxs of the Olive Tree Restaurant.

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/

Mar 9 Saturday 6-10pm, Garden Grove: Palestinian American Women's Association: International Women's Day Banquet @ Embassy Suites by Hilton Anaheim South, 11767 Harbor Blvd
The Palestinian American Women's Association Invites you to its International Women's Day Banquet, featuring Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib and Associate Professor Sherene Seikaly of UC Santa Barbra. Also, featuring Palestinian Dabke: Aljuthoor of the Arab Shatat. Adults: $75; Students: $45; Babysitting : $15 per-child; Gold Tables: $1,750; Silver Tables: $1,500. For More Information Contact: Mary Harb 949.310.0015 or Maha Faqih 951.768.9419.

Mar 9 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Santa Ana: OC NAACP General Meeting @ Second Baptist Church, 4300 Westminster Ave
Agenda: discuss attendance at the very successful Black History Fair last month, the continuing battle to change the name of Fanning Elementary, booth at the Great American Write-In, the lack of faculty of color in OC schools and other topics of interest to the group.

Mar 9 Saturday 12:30-3pm, Costa Mesa: Feel The Bern Democratic Club Launch Party @ Fairview Community Church, 2525 Fairview Rd.
Come out and celebrate the launch of our club. The goal of our club is to re-energize and engage voters. We will be focused on promoting Progressive values throughout all of Orange County. We will work with and support candidates and legislation that is line with these values. If you feel like you haven't found a democratic club for you, come check us out!This will be a meet and greet, community gathering where we can all mix and mingle. Let's talk about the political revolution!This will be a potluck style event so please bring a dish to share. We encourage people to bring vegetarian and vegan friendly options.We will be updating the location as soon as we have it solidified. Additional details: facebook.com/events/2123895914335285

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/

Mar 10 Sunday 4-6pm, Santa Ana: Our Revolution SoCal OCORSOC Membership Meeting @ Red Room @ Chapter One: The Modern Local, 227 N Broadway
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 Right   OC United to End Homelessness   2. --   Meeting agenda- to come soon #ourrevolution #electoralpolitics   Additional details: facebook.com/events/803743839960535

Mar 11-12 Monday-Tuesday 9:30am, Fullerton: 49th CSUF Philosophy Symposium: The Diversity Question in Feminist Philosophy of Science @ Philosophy at California State Univ Fullerton, 800 N State College Blvd
Two-day event, 3/11 and 3/12 This event is free and open to the public. Philosophers of science, especially feminist philosophers of science, have recognized that the identity of the members of the scientific community influences the questions explored, the methodology proposed, the qualitative reading of the data collected, and the conclusions drawn from the scientific study as a whole. In other words, the diverse identity of the community of scientists impacts the epistemic research and conclusions of science. This controversial conclusion raises numerous epistemic questions for philosophers. Six exceptional speakers in this growing and important area of philosophy have been invited. Contact (657) 278-3611   jschorz@fullerton.edu for more info. http://parking.fullerton.edu

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/

Mar 11 Monday 10:30-11:30am, Irvine: UCI Housing Sustainability: Sustainability Winter Speaker Sereies @ UCI Housing Sustainability, G460 Student Center
During Winter Quarter, UCI Housing Sustainability has hosted panelists working on pressing social and environmental issues on campus and around OC. This session, Policy and Advocacy, will feature Kol Chaiken, Campus Organizer from CALPIRG-UCI Chapter to discuss environmental advocacy and how to turn outreach into policy, and Abel Ruiz from the CRECE Community Cooperative in Santa Ana. His advocacy work is focused on sustainable community food production and food sovereignty. Speakers will share about their sustainability career paths, current issues, lessons for aspiring planners and activists, as well as opportunities for further engagement. Sessions will meet in the Student Center G460 Conference Room. Sessions are free and open to the campus community. Course credit is optional for participating in this series! More info: https://sustainability.uci.edu/2019/01/10/earthreps-winter-speaker-series/ For more information please contact EarthReps Coordinator, Esmeralda Hic, ehic@uci.edu.

Mar 11 Monday 1:30-3:30pm, Fullerton: 9th Annual Women's Forum @ Cadena Cultural & Transfer Centers, Fullerton College, Bldg 200, Rm 224
In recognition of Women's History Month and the International Day of Women, the Cadena Cultural Center and Fullerton College Women Leadership Community invite the campus community to the 9th Annual Women's Forum!

Mar 11 Monday 6:30-8pm, Huntington Beach : HB Huddle: Peace & Justice 1st Team Meeting @ Sea Aira Mobile Estate Clubhouse, 6241 Warner
HB Huddle has a new action team. Peace & Justice. PEACE- will focus on Sensible Gun Legislation, Resistance to War, Fighting Bigoty and Hate in all forms. JUSTICE- will focus on social, economic and criminal justice, including but not limited to LGBTQ+ equality, Homelessness, reforming the broken criminal justice system and abolishing the Death Penalty. Meeting will have optional potluck. Bring a dish or just bring yourself.

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

Mar 12 Tuesday 12:15-12:45pm, Fullerton: Monthly Memorial Service for the Homeless Dead in OC @ Saint Philip Benizi, 235 Pine Dr.
We will be remembering the names, and holding a Memorial (Office of the Dead) Prayer Service for those who died “Without Fixed Abode” (Homeless) in OC during February 2019. Second Tuesday of the Month   https://summerofthepeople.org/event/memorial-for-homeless-deaths-in-2-19/

Mar 12 Tuesday 5:30-8:30pm, Capistrono Beach: Progressives of South OC: Roger Gloss will discuss The Green New Deal @ Agostino's By The Sea, 34700 Pacific Coast Hwy, Ste 100,
What are politicians doing in response to public concern over climate change? Environmental activist and author Roger Gloss will discuss The Green New Deal. Social hour and dinner off the menu at 5:30 followed by the meeting at 7. RSVP necessary: socprogressives@gmail.com. Please visit our website http://socprogressives.com/ to view listings of events in the area, commentary on the news, and the photo gallery.

Mar 12 Tuesday 6pm, Costa Mesa: Chican@s Unidos; Advocating for a Dignified Education @ Newport-Mesa Unified School District, 2650 Fairview Rd.
Racism and xenophobia are not new behaviors in the Newport Mesa school district. Many students have shared the pain of growing up in a school system that maintains white supremacy and shames other cultures. Students are speaking out and demanding changes be implemented NOW! They do not want a damage control response that only perpetuates these behaviors. Stand with students! Stand for dignity! Stand for change! https://www.latimes.com/local/abcarian/la-me-abcarian-newport-nazi-20190305-story.htmlhttps://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-nhhs-forum-20190305-story.html

Mar 12 Tuesday 6-10pm, Whittier: Tell the City Council: No New Oil Drilling in the Whittier Hills @ Whittier City Hall, 13230 Penn Street
Recent reports have indicated that some members of the City Council are interested in reviving the Matrix Oil or other oil drilling projects in the Whittier Hills: 1. Daily News article of 2/17/19 reports that two Councilpersons favor placing an oil drilling referendum on the ballot.   2. City Council meeting of February 12 directed the City Manager to prepare an updated report on oil drilling and report back to a future Council meeting.   3. Other reports of increasing discussion of oil drilling in Whittier among various political figures and others. Additional details facebook.com/events/486611681866385

Mar 12 Tuesday 8-11pm, Orange: OC Supervisor District 3 Election Night Watch Party @ Democratic Party of OC, 1916 W Chapman Ste B
After the final election day push to get out the vote for Loretta Sanchez for OC Supervisor, join OC Young Democrats and the Democratic Party of OC to watch the returns come in. This election will come down to a few votes, and no one wants to sit there on election night knowing Loretta Sanchez would've won if supporters just knocked on a few more doors. Sign-up for an election day or GOTV shift here: https://www.sanchezforocsupervisor.com/events  Let's leave it all out in the field,  then watch the returns together. Light appetizers will be provided.

Mar 13 Wednesday 6-7pm: Progressive Democrats of America: Healthcare Human Rights Issue Team Monthly Conf Call @ Dial-in Number:(712)770-4160 Participant Code:733525
1. Welcome/PDA 101
2. National - MFA Jayapal, Sanders, SBUHC (Khanna),
Barnstorms, pharma
3. States - OPS, other reports
4. Local - opioids, late abortions, HIV, measles, climate-related,
etc.
5. Open discussion

Mar 13 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Irvine: The Climate Reality Project @ 3230 El Camino Real
Please join us for our next general meeting. We'll be talking about our upcoming tabling events, our efforts on our campaigns, ways we can support the upcoming youth climate March on March 15th, and hear updates from members on local activities.**THIS MEETING WILL NOT BE LOCATED AT REI, BUT AT THE HDR IRVINE OFFICE, THE SAME LOCATION AS FEBRUARY'S MEETING.  Here's the Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/o/climate-reality-project-orange-county-ca-chapter-18112687460Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/766603503711773/

Mar 13 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club; Clothing Drive for Asylum Seekers and Refugees on the Border @ 429 Cypress Dr.
The Minority Humanitarian Foundation has been providing aid and comfort to asylum seekers who are stranded on both sides of the border. Each day, they deliver such necessities as food, clothing, tents, sleeping bags, medical supplies, hygiene products, and baby diapers.Mark Lane will gladly deliver any items you would like to donate. Your old castoffs will enjoy new life when given to someone who has nothing more than the clothes they've travelled in for months.https://www.minorityhumanitarianfoundation.com/in-the-newshttps://www.facebook.com/minorityhumanitarianfoundation/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7R-Hy6fj8g  Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2347241098841688/

Mar 13 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats Young + Elected Orange County Young Democrats @ Chapter One: the modern local, 227 N Broadway
Join OCYD for our monthly membership meeting Wednesday at Chapter One: the modern local. Mix & mingle, enjoy free appetizers, and hear from the new wave of Orange County millennials who stepped-up, ran for office and won.

Mar 14 Thursday 7:30-9:30am, Irvine: Homelessness 101 Classes Winter 2019 @ 18012 Mitchell S
Homelessness has reached crisis levels both locally and throughout the country. Many factors, including misinformation, myths and 'good intentions' contribute to this growing problem. 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 Orange County? How can homelessness be solved?  And who is homeless in Orange County? By the end of this session, you will become familiar with many of the philosophies and terminologies associated with homelessness. More importantly, you will gain a much better understanding of the homeless system here in Orange County, including the most up-to-date statistics and best practices for solving homelessness in our community for good.Come break down the myths and discover how you can play a key role in changing our county's history as well as the lives of our 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. *Please note that class is subject to cancellation if # of attendees is below 30.

Mar 14 Thursday 11:30am-1pm, Irvine: Movie Screening: 62 Days @ University Club, UC Irvine, 801 E. Peltason Drive
62 DAYS is a documentary about Marlise Muñoz, a brain-dead pregnant woman whose family was forced to keep her on life support against her wishes. The film shows the human story behind the headlines, and shines light on a controversial law. Join for lunch and discussion with filmmaker Rebecca Haimowitz and Chancellor's Professor Michele Goodwin. Questions: Michelle Bartlett, Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy, 949-824-2483, cbghp@law.uci.edu. Register here

Mar 14 Thursday 4:30-6pm, Fullerton: Sharon Quirk-Silva 14th Annual St. Patrick's Day Reception @ Tazon Group, 500 N. Harbor Blvd., Suite D
Congressman Gil Cisneros | Congressman Lou Correa   Former Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez   Senator Tom Umberg | Former Senator Josh Newman   Fullerton Mayor Jesus Silva, Councilmember Jan Flory (partial list)   Suggested Donation $2,500 Host | $1,000 Co-Host | $500 Supporter | $30 Ind. TicketFor more information, or to RSVP, contact Nicole Ward (213) 605-5471 or Nicole.Ward.ca@gmail.comAdditional Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/348802655968673/

Mar 14 Thursday 5:30-7pm, Santa Ana: Women Build OC Committee Meeting @ Habitat for Humanity of OC, 2200 Ritchey St
Each month, Women Build OC members gather to discuss upcoming team build days, fundraising events and Lowe's training events. This is a great opportunity to meet the members and be a part of the team as they make a difference in the lives of the families served by Habitat OC. Women Build OC Team Meetings are the 2nd Thursday of each month. For questions or assistance please contact the Women Build Team Coordinator at womenbuild@habitatoc.org. Please register for the meeting at http://trainings.habitatoc.volunteerhub.com/EventGroup/Index/45762

Mar 14 Thursday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: PR for Transparency: Learn the Impacts of $25M Police Contract @ 450 W 4th St
Councilman Penaloza is not interested in explaining his vote to his constituents, referring to it as "PR Stunt". But Chispa is and at this event Chispa will lead this event as a community forum to explain what this $25 million police contract does and how it will impact the city. Participants and supporters are encouraged to invite friends, neighbors, mamas and siblings! RSVP here

Mar 14 Thursday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Democratic Socialists of America-OC: Mutual Aid Committee Meeting @ 202 S Bristol
This is DSAOC's regular monthly meeting of this committee. Facebook event listing is here

Mar 14 Thursday 6-8pm, Huntington Beach: OC Rapid Response Network; Week 4: Sanctuary as Policy @ Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 9812 Hamilton Avenue
OC Rapid Response Network Leadership & Skill Building Trainings for First Responders February 2019 - April 2019   The OC Rapid Response Network is pleased to announce our 9 week Leadership & Skill Building Trainings meant to build up capacity among First Responders to effectively and holistically respond to increased enforcement actions/activities in OC. Skill Building Trainings will cover the following topics: 2/21: Introduction to the Rapid Response Network 2/28: Keeping Workplaces and Community Health Centers Safe 3/7: Landscape in Huntington Beach 3/14: Sanctuary as Policy 3/21: Trans Liberation Fight in Santa Ana 3/28: Family Preparedness Planning and Consultation 4/4: What's happening with DACA and TPS? 4/11: Participatory Defense and Campaign Development: 4/18: Art as Activism Workshop   The trainings will take place every Thursday from (6:00pm - 8:00pm) at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection (9812 Hamilton Avenue Huntington Beach, CA).  

Mar 14 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Irvine: nofearOCnetwork presents: The Corner (2000) - Episode 2 Watch & Live Review @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy
no fear OC network is a multi-media media educational production network of interconnected community resources focused in health, education, & public service to overcome our social, economic, & intellectual barriers of fear in order to rebuild & sustain a more nurturing tomorrow. no fear OC network presents: a retrospective review.
The goal of a retrospective review is to review past television shows & films and rela te them to today's news & social media headlines and personal stories of participants. This show this time: episode 2 of the 2000 Emmy Award H BO Miniseries The Corner. The Corner is about a once affluent West Baltimore family who gets addicted to heroine and how the drug affects each fam ily member as well as the community they live in. Links: Episode 1 https://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=CpOkjzr3vBk
Episode 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpOkjzr3vBk and Epis ode 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbG71A4v7Oc  Plan is to meet every Thurs, liv e voice record discussion and post it on no fear OC network's Facebook and YouTube channel. Optional: bring food and snacks.

Mar 14 Thursday 7-9:30pm, Irvine: Advanced Screening: "Freedom Writers" with Erin Gruwell Q & A @ Crystal Cove Auditorium, UC Irvine Student Center, A311 Student Center
Enjoy an advanced screening of the film "Freedom Writers: Stories from the Heart" including a personal appearance and Q&A session with the founder of the Freedom Writers, Erin Gruwell. The title is a play on the term "Freedom Riders", referring to the multiracial civil rights activists who tested the U.S. Supreme Court decision ordering the desegregation of interstate buses in 1961.The film is an in-depth documentary screening of the events that created the Freedom Writers. Told from the perspective of Erin Gruwell and her students, “Stories” depicts what happened before, during and after the Freedom Writers entered Room 203 twenty years ago. Gruwell's students discovered a new way to express themselves, and they began to embrace history, humanity, and hope. By sharing their stories, they rewrite their futures and become catalysts for change. Erin Gruwell earned her bachelor's degree from UCI in 1991 and was honored with a UCI Alumni Lauds & Laurels Distinguished Alumni Award in 1998 for her inspiring, educational activism. She is a former board member of the UCI Alumni Association. Erin is the Founder and Executive Director of the award-winning Freedom Writers Foundation. Erin continues to fight for equity in education and inspires teachers and students all over the world with her work. The event is free.

Mar 15 Friday 7:30-9am, Laguna Beach: Youth Climate Strike @ Main Beach
We are starting early for those of you who are not allowed to miss school--please join us at 7:30 AM and stay as long as you can!   Join Laguna Beach youth as we strike for necessary actions to solve the climate crisis.   Email us LagunaClimateAction@aol.com

Mar 15 Friday 8am-noon, Huntington Beach: Youth Climate Strike @ City Hall, 2000 Main St.
Join Huntington Beach youth as we strike for the Green New Deal and other necessary actions to solve the climate crisis. If you are unable to join us, consider organizing a strike, walkout, or other action on your campus! Learn more about our movement at youthclimatestrikeus.org

Mar 15 Friday noon-1pm, Irvine: UCI Climate Movement @ UCI Flagpoles
UC Irvine students, faculty, staff, and community members will be meeting to express that we want climate change solutions now! This event will include a march to the Student Center and back, followed by a conversation about CLIMATE SOLUTIONS back at the Flagpoles. Additional details: facebook.com/events/613128825767587

Mar 15 Friday 6:30-7:30pm, Anaheim: Interfaith Prayer Vigil @ IIOC - Masjid Omar Al Farouk, 1220 N State College Blvd,
An interfaith vigil to show solidarity for the victims of the shootings at the mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand   "We invite everyone who is against evil and bigotry to stand with us in opposing this type of violence and the hate that motivates it. As we have stood to defend our fellow community members in the face of xenophobia and bigotry, we appreciate the support from our interfaith partners in supporting the Muslim community." - CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush

Mar 15 Friday 7-9pm, Orange: Democratic Socialists of America-OC: General Meeting @ Leatherby Libraries at Chapman University, 1 University Dr.
***VENUE CHANGE*** We are meeting in the basement of Leatherby Libraries on Chapman University campus. There is paid parking at the campus off Walnut Ave near Glassell and Walnut and there is street parking near campus (be mindful of permit parking in some neighborhoods. There is also a bus stop On Glassell at the intersection of Palm and Glassell. Thank you for your flexibility.   We are having our bi-monthly general meeting in March! Please join us as we cover what we've been up to since the new year.

Mar 16 Saturday 9:30am-noon, Huntington Beach: Equal Means Equal screening and discussion @ Carden Conservatory Private School, 5702 Clark Dr.
EQUAL MEANS EQUAL offers an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez uncovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace harassment to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the foster care system, and the healthcare conglomerate to the judicial system. Along the way, she reveals the inadequacy of present laws that claim to protect women, ultimately presenting a compelling and persuasive argument for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.

Mar 16 Saturday 10am-5pm, Brea: OC Sustainable Living Fair: Green Is the New Orange @ Brea Congregational Church, 300 E Imperial Hwy
North OC Chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby presents this community fair that offers everyday ideas and a hopeful vision for a sustainable future! Event includes electronics recycling from 10-12pm and opportunity to shop and compare local solar vendors, Vegan cooking demos, learn how to reduce your plastic consumption, art, crafts & music, composting workshops, games & prizes   Raffle!! Admission is free.

Mar 16 Saturday 11am-12:30pm, Buena Park: Buena Park Democrats: Kick-off Meeting @ 6640 Beach Blvd.
Join us for the kick-off meeting of the new Buena Park Democrats Club. We will meet at the Buena Park Police Department Community Room.

Mar 16 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Justin Massey of Equality CA-Creating Dialogue Within Evangelical Spaces @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Justin is no stranger to difficult conversations on religion and politics having got his start as an LGBTQ activist while at evangelical flagship Wheaton College - ranked his freshman year as the #1 LGBTQ unfriendly campus in the country by US News and World. He will share his experiences creating dialogue within evangelical spaces, and his work since then in politics and the LGBTQ rights movement in Orange County and across the state. Justin is a program associate for Equality California responsible for organizing So CA Pride events and supporting EQCA's healthcare, immigration and safe schools programs. Prior to this role, Justin was a field organizer overseeing EQCA's outreach, healthcare and voter registration programs in OC. Before joining EQCA, Justin worked as a campaign staffer for local candidates. He is an active member of local political and non-profit organizations including OC Young Democrats, the LGBT Center OC and Men Alive - The OC Gay Men's Chorus. Justin graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science. Doors open at 1:15 for socializing; plenty of free parking and free admission. Email mail@au-oc.org or visit the OC AU web site at www.au-oc.org for more info.

Mar 16 Saturday 6-8pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America-OC: LGBTQ+ Committee Meeting @ The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, 5653 Alton Pkwy
This is a regular monthly meeting of this DSAOC. Facebook listing is here

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

Mar 17 Sunday noon-2pm, Santa Ana: Lavender Democrats of OC @ 305 E 4th St
We would like to formally invite people who identify as LGBTQ+ to the first meeting of the Lavender Democrats of Orange County. The Lavender Democrats is an LGBTQ+ Democratic Club that will advocate for issues that are relevant to the LGBTQ+ community. Please bring a friend that identifies as LGBTQ+ to our meeting.

Mar 17 Sunday noon-3pm, Anaheim: The Really, Really Free Market @ La Palma Park, 1151 N Anaheim Blvd.
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.Invite friends and family!https://facebook.com/RRFMAnaheim/
Additional details: facebook.com/events/2299544720089694

Mar 17 Sunday 12:30-2pm, Irvine: Community Choice Energy Workshop @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy.
Join us for a community-focused workshop in Irvine to learn why community choice energy is sweeping California, what benefits it can offer to residents and businesses, and what you can do to help get it launched here! CCE adds a new, not-for-profit, community-based alternative to investor-owned utilities. Across California, CCEs are meeting state renewable energy targets faster than traditional utilities and bringing in new revenue that can be invested in local communities. Featuring:
-Councilmember Melissa Fox, City of Irvine, will discuss the status of the City's CCE feasibility study and explain why Irvine is pursuing the study.
-Matthew Langer, COO, Clean Power Alliance will discuss how LA/Ventura County's CCE program is offering slightly lower rates and cleaner, more local electricity sources.
-Robin Ganahl, OC Organizer for Climate Action Campaign will give residents tools to show support for CCE. The event is free. Donations to support Climate Action Campaign's work in OC are appreciated.

Mar 17 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine: A Conversation on Homelessness with Local Leaders @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Our guest speakers know the landscape and are working tirelessly to reduce homelessness in our community. We are excited to hear from: - Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (AD-74) - Margie Wakeham, Families Forward CEO (Irvine) - Matt Bates, City Net Vice Pres. (2019 Point in Time Count) - Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley - Stacey Lumley, Costa Mesa Network for Homeless Solutions - Homeless Outreach Team Staff from City of Costa Mesa   Food and refreshments will be provided for all guests.   Doors open this Sunday at 1:45pm, Meeting begins at 2pm. Meeting program occurs 2pm - 3:30pm, followed by a community social with food and refreshments.

Mar 17 Sunday 2:30-4:30pm, Anaheim: National Council of Negro Women Inc.; General Meeting & Women's History Month Celebration @ Downtown Community Center, 250 E Center St,
Join us this month for our March General Meeting as well as a very special Celebration of Women's History Month! Our very own sister, Mrs. Margaret Ware, worked with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., organizing for civil rights in the South! Come and hear her first-hand account of what it was like! Feel free to bring a delicious dish to share for our monthly potluck. This meeting is FREE and open to the public.

Mar 17 Sunday 5-9pm, Long Beach: Long Beach Area Peace Network; Peace Maker of the Year Celebration @ Christ Lutheran Church,6500 Stearns St.
LBAPN's annual awards banquet and social. Celebrating community peace activists Andrea Donado, Lucille Martin, Kevin Joeger, Clayton Heard, Zoe Nicholson and LB Recruitment Awareness Project. ERIN GO GREEN

new Mar 17 Sunday 5:30-pm, Irvine: Remembrance & Healing Memorial for the victims of the New Zealand mosques terror attacks @ Islamic Center of Irvine (ICOI) 2 Truman
All Faith communities are invited to join in solidarity and perseverance to overcome hatred.

Mar 18 Monday 7-9pm, Aliso Niguel: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club Meeting @ Faith Episcopal Church, 27801 El Lazo
Guest Speaker will be Kristine Peters from Orange County United Way to speak homelessness solutions. In addition, proposed amendments to bylaws will be reviewed, along with several exciting club announcements. Meet & Greet at 6:30pm.

[Cancelled] Mar 19Tueseday 5:30-8pm, Corona del Mar: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club meeting Cancelled @ Oasis Senior Ctr, 801 Narcissus Ave, Room #1
March meeting has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please plan to attend our April 16 meeting w/Dave Kiff Speakers' Program & Club Meeting @ 6:00 p.m.   Free Parking Available Cost: $15 (free for NBWDC Members) Light refreshments provided   MEETING TOPIC & SPEAKERS:   * Business Update * Board of Supervisors Special Election results * Bylaws Change Review   Speaker Program: * Susan Parks, CEO United Way, Orange County * Mary Navarro, Early Childhood Education   Agenda: https://tinyurl.com/y5k559gl   RSVP HERE: https://tinyurl.com/yxrboefm

new Mar 19 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousins Club of OC: People for Palestinian-Israeli Justice @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Speaker Dennis Kortheuer, a member of People for Palestinian-Israeli Justice (PPIJ) will tell us about his organization, its origins, mission, history and present activities. Please join us and share your thoughts.

Mar 20 Wednesday noon-2pm, Irvine: Lunch with League: Martha Cox on Civil Dialogue @ Back Bay Confrence Ctr, (above Irvine Lanes), 3415 Michelson Dr
Civil Dialogue is on the Horizon for 2019. Communities are finding ways to heal the divide and inspiring us with their efforts in the process. Seventy-seven percent of us believe that our differences are notso great that we cannot come together. With that hopeful thought in mind, Martha Cox, LWVC Board Member, will explore the work being done across the country to bridge the polarized divide. If you consider yourself one of the “exhausted majority” or “politically homeless” at the moment, you'll take heart that groups and organizations across the country are striving to make silent voices heard. Buffet lunch. Please RSVP by Sun, Mar 17 at 5pm. You can choose from among the following four entrees:1)  Roast Beef with Au Jus (Potatoes au Gratin; Vegetables; Rolls; Mixed Garden Salad; Drink; Dessert) 2) Salad Bar with Chopped Grilled Chicken (Drink; Dessert; 3) Cheese Enchiladas (Vegetarian) (Refried Beans; Rice; Garden Salad; Drink; Dessert) or Speaker Only. 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 at https://goo.gl/forms/VSaUXN5k2TQkKzVm2 After submitting the form, you will have the option to submit additional reservations and/or edit your form. Save the 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. If you do not have electronic access you may leave a message at 949/451-2212 specifying your entree choice along with your name and phone number. Call 949/451-2212, also, if you need to cancel. Technical Assistance needed? Email Communications@LWVOrangeCoast.org or call (949) 451-2212

Mar 20 Wednesday 5:30-8pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club: The History of Labor in the US @ Marie Callender's Restaurant & Bakery. 31791 Del Obispo St.
we will be discussing the origins of Organized Labor in the United States and the parallels to our modern day "technological revolution." We will also be launching our 2019/2020 Precinct Program!   Guest Speakers: Ada Briceño - Chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County and Co-Chair of UNITE HERE! Local 11 Scott Rhinehart - Candidate for Assembly District 73 and son of a Union Coal Miner Andy Thorburn - Former Congressional Candidate (CD-39) and Labor Activist/Historian   Dinner: 5:30p-6:15p Meeting: 6:15p-8:00p   Please RSVP at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/gm_mar_2019

new Mar 21 Thursday 6pm, Irvine: No Fear OC Network: A retrospective review : The Corner - Episode 3 Watch & Review @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy.
Hosted by No Fear OC Network, participants will watch & review episode 3 of the 2000 Emmy Award HBO MiniSeries The Corner. The Corner is about a once affluent West Baltimore family who gets addicted to heroine and how the drug affects each family member as well as the community they live in. To catch up, Episode 1 & 2 are below. Also, this miniseries is based from the creators David Simon & Ed Burns 1997 book titled The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood. Episode 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpOkjzr3vBk  Episode 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpOkjzr3vBk Episode 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbG71A4v7Oc  The group's goal is to meet every Thursday of the month.

new Mar 21 Thursday 6-8pm, Irvine: Solidarity Rally & Vigil for the Muslim Community @ New Herizon Upper School, 10 Marconi
On March 14th, 2019, one of the world's worst mass shootings occurred during the afternoon prayers at two New Zealand mosques. We are coming together to honor the 49 victims of this terrorist attack, denounce Islamophobia & all hate, acknowledge that white supremacy is at the root of the cause and to express love to our Muslim community here and abroad.   If your org would like to sponsor the event please fill out this form! https://goo.gl/forms/yg21P2IxSbpyjvey2

Mar 21 Thursday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: National Women's Political Caucus - OC; Movie Screening: RBG @ The Frida Cinema, 305 E. 4th. St., Ste 100
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.A Panel Discussion will follow with: Dr. Jane Stoever, Hon. Doreen Boxer, and Dr. Karyl KetchumVisit our website for Panelists bios and to register.
www.nwpcoc.org/calendar

[Canceled] Mar 21 Thursday 7:15pm, Santa Ana: Green New Deal Community Education and Discussion Event @ Chapter One: the modern local, l227 N Broadway
What is the New Green Deal and why is it so important? How is the new green deal different as a resolution than legislation that's on the house and senate floor? Why do we need our reps to cosponsor this resolution? These questions and more will be addressed by our Green New Deal panel, featuring scientists, policy writers, and activists so that the community you can discuss ways forward.  Bring your friends!

new Mar 22 Friday noon-1pm, Irvine: Democratic Foundation of OC: Luncheon Honoring Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris @ Hilton Irvine Orange County Airport,18800 MacArthur Blvd
The Democratic Foundation of OC will honor Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, for her exciting and very closely watched race in the 74th Assembly District. In doing so, Cottie not only won her race but also flipped a formerly-Republican seat and turned it a cool, Democrat blue in the process! To reserve a Non-Member ticket ($65.00) you may write a check payable to DFOC, PO Box 26708, Santa Ana, CA 92799 or pay securely online at: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/cpnlunch For additional information, contact Arturo Arestegui at info@dfoc.com or by calling (714)979-4436.

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 

Mar 23 Saturday 11am-1pm, Orange: California 46th District's Women of the Year Award Ceremony @ Chapman University, Beckman Hall 404, 1 University Drive
In celebration of Women's History Month, Representative Lou Correa is hosting his Second Annual “Women of the Year” Award Ceremony to honor exceptional women in the 46th Congressional District. Want to nominate an important woman in your life? Visit his website: https://correa.house.gov/events/women-of-the-year

new Mar 23 Saturday 1-10pm, Santa Ana: 9th Woman's Day Festival In Santa Ana @ Calle Cuatro Plaza, 4th & French St
Free event for all ages, everyone welcome. Bilingual- English/Spanish. Sound by Ghosttown djs from 1pm. Workshops 1-5pm; 1pm Indigenous Resistance- Past, Present, & Future, by América Najera; 2:30pm The 4 female archetypes and the power of emotions, by Deborah Hall; 4pm Herbs- traditional use for woman, Zoila Newton. Art 1-5pm: 1-2:30pm Sketchbook making; 3-4:30pm Flower arrangements; Kids Art: 1-4pm Uplifting Soul Art; . 3-6pm Color Harmony class, by Franky Castle. 5pm: Opening song & prayer by Omecihuatl Woman circle. Music: Acoustic performance, Poets, Songs, Speakers. Bands: Quetzal Azul, Colectivo Sabinas, Dexentonados, And more. Healing Energy Area, Art vendors, and fun raffles!

Mar 24 Sunday 5-8pm, Irvine: Indivisible OC Outreach Monthly Meeting & Potluck @ IRWD Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Please join us at our monthly county-wide meeting. This is the place to meet people from all over the county who helped turn Orange County blue in 2018, and are ready to do it again in 2020. The meeting features networking over a light potluck supper, and a program featuring an important issue. This month, the topic is Climate Change, and what we can do about it immediately. We will also be discussing the topics we want our presidential candidates to be discussing, and whether we should consider a primary endorsement. If you can volunteer for set up, please come at 4:30 pm. Registration is at 5:00, and the meeting will start between 5:15 and 5:30 pm. By 7:30 pm, we will be ready to have everyone's help to clean up. Additional details: facebook.com/events/325933588266549

new Mar 26 Tuesday 11:30am-1:30pm, Santa Ana: An Equity Profile of Orange County, Orange County Grantmakers @ Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St.
Please join Orange County Grantmakers and the St. Joseph Health Community Partnership Fund for an in-depth discussion around the results of the first ever equity profile of Orange County. This report will highlight what Orange County must do to lead the way on racial and economic equity, strategies to ensure accountability, and ways the community as a whole can prepare for challenges along the way.

new Mar 26 Tuesday 6-7pm, Santa Ana: Resilience OC: Santa Ana Budget Meeting #4 @ 122 N. Newhope St.
Join us to give the city REAL input over how they should prioritize funding in the city.

[Venue change] Mar 26 Tuesday 6-9pm, Seal Beach Aliso Viejo: California Democratic Party - Candidate Forum @ Aliso Viejo Country Club, 33 Santa Barbara Dr.
We have a special night lined up. Join us for a conversation with Kimberly Ellis and Daraka Larimore-Hall. Both Kimberly and Daraka are running to be the next California Democratic Party chair. This event will be moderated City Councilwoman Tiffany Ackley.   Tickets: 6-7 pm VIP Reception - $150   7-9 pm General Admission - $20   Co-Sponosors - $100

new Mar 27 Wednesday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club Discussion: Constitutional Issues - Freedom of the Press & the Right to Bear Arms @ Costa Mesa Senior Ctr, Ballroom 2, 695 W 18th St
Norberto Santana is publisher of the Voice of OC, a publication that is "tenacious in pursuit of public records." You have most recently heard of the organization in connection with police records access.  Norberto brings front-line insights into the health and future of the freedom of the press. Similarly, Lawrence Rosenthal, Professor of Law at the Dale E. Fowler School of Law at Chapman University, specializes in the second amendment and has written about the "constitutional case for a robust regime of gun control." In addition to providing real-world perspectives on the resilience yet vulnerabilities of the constitution, this month's club event will be a great chance to meet fellow Democrats. Doors open at 6:30pm with food and socializing until program starts at 7pm. You may RSVP here.

new Mar 28 Thursday 6-8pm, Huntington Beach: OC Rapid Response Network - Leadership & Skill Building Trainings for First Responders Week 6: Trans Liberation Fight in Santa Ana @ 9812 Hamilton Avenue
The OC Rapid Response Network is pleased to announce our 9 week Leadership & Skill Building Trainings meant to build up capacity among First Responders to effectively and holistically respond to increased enforcement actions/activities in OC. Additional info: facebook.com/events/1136678806512489

new Mar 28 Thursday, 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties Pink Out OC Advocacy Night
Part of series of monthly meetings to mobilize advocates, educate communities about the importance of reproductive justice, and connect with community partners. Agenda will include Lobbying 101 training, which will include bests practices for talking to legislators at a state and local level and Planned Parenthood legislative priorities for the upcoming year. All supporters are welcome. RSVP https://www.weareplannedparenthoodaction.org/onlineactions/vpUAcL71tUqtgFJ5G7-3Lw2?fbclidAR3HJuHH0tsDBqfy7AN7sCs0vjResSl-MuaL39Af4rHux5pO3zBOF42_9GM

new Mar 28 Thursday 6-11pm, Santa Ana: Planned Parenthood Advocacy Night
Hosted by Community Action Fund of PPOSBC (Address Provided Upon RSVP) This month we will do a "Lobbying 101" training, which will include best practices for talking to your legislators at a state and local level. We'll also dig into some Planned Parenthood legislative priorities for the upcoming year. If you've never lobbied before or if you have met with your legislators more times than you can count, we hope that you'll walk away with new knowledge and skills! Hosted by Community Action Fund of PPOSBC RSVP here: https://www.weareplannedparenthoodaction.org/onlineactions/vpUAcL71tUqtgFJ5G7-3Lw2 Additional details: facebook.com/events/313361776037024

Mar 30 Saturday 8am-3pm, Anaheim: #WomxnarePowerful #GirlsarePowerful Summit @ Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, 1413 East Broadway
The keynote presentation will be presented by Cristela Alonzo, a Latina actress, writer, and producer known for her roles in Cars 3, Cristela, and The View. Please join us as we celebrate the work of revolutionary womxn of color, that speak the truth to power about changing culture and being unapologetically real about rising against all odds. Free halal tacos and elotes will be served during lunch breakRegistration is free. Childcare will be provided. For more information please contact info@latinoandmuslimunity.org or visit our website latinoandmuslimunity.org INSTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING FOR THE SUMMIT? CLICK HERE: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=7YdNS_qjKE2h_B98HEGiD7Nfmu_T09pOuWwJgPhC5AJUQ09KS0c5S0FKOVVEQzZNNVI5NUJEQjVVWC4u

new Mar 30 Saturday 9am-1pm, Garden Grove: Citizenship Fair - Feria de Ciudadanía @ OC Communities Organized for Responsible Development, 13252 Garden Grove Blvd, Ste 204
Free services include citizenship application assistance, legal consultation (only on your citizenship process), and educational materials. To RSVP for the event, please visit our Event Brite page https://www.eventbrite.com/e/citizenship-fair-tickets-55721676033 or http://bit.ly/2RTsm1V. For more info, please call 714-621-0919 ext. 6.

new Mar 30 Saturday, 9:30am, Irvine: Pilgrimage to Peace @ St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 4400 Barranca Parkway
Join Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) staff member Alison Glick as she hosts a conversation with Obada Shtaya from the One Voice Movement and Suzann Mollner of Beirut and Beyond, about peacebuilding and advocacy related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Discussion focus: realities affecting the Palestinian refugee community and the importance of advocating for human rights in Israel, the Palestinian territories and with refugees throughout the Middle East. For more info or to RSVP, email Randy at rheynlamb@gmail.com. Ample parking available, light refreshments served prior to the presentations. Suggested donation of $10 helps defray speakers' travel costs. No one turned away for lack of funds. This ecumenical/interfaith program is sponsored by the Middle East Committee of the Program Group on Global Partnerships in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles.

Mar 30 Saturday 10am-noon, Irvine: Democratic Party of OC: Women's History Month Celebration @ Oak Creek Golf Club, 1 Oak Creek Dr
From School Board to Congress, Democratic women hold more than 50 elected offices in Orange County. Join DPOC to recognize these accomplished leaders and all Democratic women who ran for office in 2018. Featuring Special Guest Speaker: California State Senator Connie Leyva, Chair of California Legislative Women's Caucus.Ticket proceeds go directly to Democratic Party of Orange County efforts to recruit and support more capable women to run for office in 2020! Order tickets here

Mar 30 Saturday 10:30am and 2pm, Irvine: National Church Leader, Rev. Traci Blackmon, Speaks on Justice @ Irvine United Congregational Church,
Rev. Traci Blackmon is Executive Minister for Justice & Witness Ministries in United Church of Christ and is featured speaker at this event. She is also the Senior Pastor of Christ the King UCC in Florissant, Missouri, and received national and international recognition for her leadership after the killing of Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson, MO on Aug 9, 2014. She is a co-author of the United Church of Christ's curriculum on White Privilege. Rev. Blackmon has also joined with Rev. Dr. William Barber of Moral Mondays, Sister Simone Campbell of Nuns on the Bus, and others in a new Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival. The public is invited to this inspiring and challenging event. Registration can be made at www.iucc.org/register.

Mar 30 Saturday 1-3pm, Irvine: An Interfaith Conversation with Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris @ Christ Our Redeermer AME Church, 45 Tesla Dr
Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris invites you to attend An Interfaith Conversation: Finding Common Ground in Divided Times. Join this interfaith conversation and support the healing process, build empathy, promote respect and examine potential legislative solutions. Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris is hosting this event in partnerhsip with Interfatih Network and OC Human Relations. The Interfaith Leaders Panel will include: Lisa Armony, Director of the Rose Project of Jewish Federation & Family Services; Laura Kanter, Director of Policy, Advocacy, and Youth Programs LGBTQ Center; Farrah Kahn, Director of the Newport, Costa Mesa, Irvine Interaith Council; Rev. Mark Whitlock, Senior Pastor Christ Our Redeemer AME Church. For more information, please call (949) 251-0074 or visit a74.asmdc.org

new Mar 31 Sunday 6am-11pm, Orange: Indivisible CA39: Thank You Project
The THANK YOU PROJECT aims to encourage the members of Indivisible CA39 to thank legislators and leaders that are doing good things for our communities. We want to encourage leaders to stand up against the Trump agenda and hateful policies. Legislators are in need of positive feedback and support to keep working hard. Lets be grateful. Send Thank You cards to: See details facebook.com/events/265157124394414

new Mar 31 Sunday 1-6pm, Tustin: March to BLUE Voter Registration Drive - Democratic Party of OC and OC Young Democrats @ 150 Mountain View Dr.
We need your help to stay on-track for 2020! Lace up your walking shoes and join us to Help turn Orange County BLUE. RSVP here to help register voters. facebook.com/events/319824712071532

new Mar 31 Sunday 1-6pm, Orange: Register Voters with the DPOC, Democratic Club of Orange @ Grijalva Park, 368 N. Prospect St.
Come help us register voters to the Democratic Party and to vote by mail, permanently! This is how we increase turn out and keep OC blue! 💙 Kits, training and directions will be provided when you arrive!

Mar 31 Sunday 3-5pm, Anaheim: We Want Bernie Meetup @ Olive Tree Restaurant 518 S. Brookhurst St.
Join fellow Bernie Sanders supporters as we get energized and organized for the next President Of The United States.


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Apr 1 Monday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women's Club of South OC: Doing Our Fair Share To End Homelessness @ San Juan Hills Golf Club, 32120 San Juan Creek Rd
Hear from Top OC Homeless Experts, including: Brooke Weitzman, Attorney & Lead Counsel in recent lawsuit, Co-founder of the Elder Law and Disability Rights (ELDR) Center, named one of the most influential people in Orange County in 2018 by the OC Register; Dawn Price - Executive Director, Friendship Shelter; Becks Heyhoe - Senior Manager, United to End Homelessness; Judson Brown / Hafska Kaka - Housing / Homeless - City of Santa Ana ; Moderated by Kelsey Brewer, Communications & Policy Manager, Jamboree Housing Corp and also named as one of the most influential people in Orange County in 2018. Local Electeds / City Representatives are also being invited. Homelessness: The Data, Constitutional and legal issues of the homeless, How sheltering the homeless works, Permanent housing solutions, How one OC city stepped up to the plate at record speed. Solutions for South OC. Watch for requests TBA closer to the meeting, asking you to bring items for the homeless. Buy tickets secure.actblue.com/donate/april2019meeting  Earlybird pricing ends Mar 15.

new Apr 1 Monday 6pm, Huntington Beach: Community Action: HB City Council Meeting @ Huntington Beach City Hall, 2000 Yorktown
Agenda will include public comments, a staff report, discussion and vote on a lease to provide a 50-bed Navigation Center for people experiencing homelessness. The city will contract with a non-profit service provider, but maintain the security of the building and surrounding area through a 24/7 guard service and HBPD. To support the action, send an email of support to Mayor Peterson for the 50-Bed Navigation Center, show up to give council members courage to vote in support, connect with Shirley Detloff shirleydettloff@socal.rr.com  if you plan to speak during public comments, talk to family, friends and neighbors and this info. Resources to prepare email and comment. 1. Link to council agenda item #13 and then click on the links for other documents.  Daily Pilot Homeless Shelter HB article  United Way of Orange County - Homelessness Cost Study 2. Send a brief email to Mayor Erik Peterson, erik.peterson@surfcity-hb.org and cc: Cathy Fikes, CFikes@surfcity-hb.org, to express your support of Item # 13, City 50-Bed Navigation Center. This very needed transitional shelter allows people to take the time they need to secure affordable housing during a 90 day period. The property is surrounded by fencing, the high school campus is secure and the city will maintain security through HBPD and 24/7 on-site security. Your email content may include the following: Explain who you are (resident/homeowner of HB for # of years, your connection with any local non-profit or faith community that serves those in need, why you believe homelessness is not acceptable). How you will support this center i.e. volunteer, make a donation to the provider. Goal is to provide balanced representation of the community's opinion and feelings.

new Apr 2 Tuesday 11am-noon, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: Tuesday With Trump - Save The ACA @ HB , 101 Main St.
When Healthcare is under attack! What do we do? Stand Up Fight Back! Calling all Health Care Warriors! We need you! Meet us in front of Jack's Surfboards Bring your signs and your voice.

new Apr 2 Tuesday 6:45-8:50pm, Brea: Indivisible CA 39 Members' Meeting - Change from the Inside @ Brea Community Center, 695 Madison Way
This is the regular Indivisible CA 39 Members' meeting, featuring speaker Senator Josh Newman. April 2 in the Brea Community Center "Art Studio" Additional details: facebook.com/events/1995056543927000

new Apr 4 Thursday 5pm, Brea: Release the Full Mueller Report @ Corner of State College Blvd and E Imperial Hwy
Indivisible CA39 Team Rally to demand the release of the FULL Mueller Report NOW - NO REDACTIONS! RSVP here  This will be a peaceful, non-violent protest. Bring your signs and US flags. Make a sign on a sheet of paper, poster board, or any piece of cardboard. Bring banners. Stay on the sidewalk please. Parking is available at the Brea Mall and next to the bank. Read the parking signs. Immediately, please contact (call and write) your congressional representatives to demand release of the FULL Mueller report and for Congress to start using subpoenas.

new Apr 4 Thursday 4pm, Laguna Hills: Release The Full Mueller Report! @ In Front of In-N-Out, corner of El Toro & Ave Carlota
A National Day of Action is dedicated to demanding that Attorney General William Barr #ReleaseTheReport.  Barr has offered an alternate timeline for a redacted version of the report—but the public deserves the full report and Congressional leaders and the American people expect it now. RSVP for this event here or find an event near you at https://www.trumpisnotabovethelaw.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response/search/#ReleaseTheReport   Bring signs, wear tRump jailed costumes, baby tRump balloons, etc, be ready to join in chants. Family friendly event! Confrontational behavior will not be tolerated.

new Apr 4 Thursday 5pm, Irvine: Release the Full Mueller Report Now! @ Corner of Alton Parkway and Culver Drive
This will be a peaceful, non-violent protest. Bring your signs and US flags. Make a sign on a sheet of paper, poster board, or any piece of cardboard. Bring banners. Stay on the sidewalk please. If there is a big crowd, the group can stretch out along both Culver and Alton. The goal is to make a huge statement throughout the country that can be seen all the way to the White House! RSVP here  To find other events, check here

new Apr 4 Thursday 5-6pm, Santa Ana: Release The Full Mueller Report! @ Sasscer Park, Ross & Santa Ana Blvd,
OC Rapid Response and Indivisible OC 46 A National Day of Action is dedicated to demanding that Attorney General William Barr #ReleaseTheReport.  Barr has offered an alternate timeline for a redacted version of the report—but the public deserves the full report and Congressional leaders and the American people expect it now. Join OC Rapid Response and Indivisible OC48 at this event or find an event near you at https://www.trumpisnotabovethelaw.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response/search/#ReleaseTheReport

new Apr 4 Thursday 5:30-7pm, Irvine: Masters of Urban and Regional Planning Program: Student Housing Report @ Crystal Cove Auditorium, 4113 Pereira Dr
The ASUCI Office of the President and Housing Security Commission presents a grandbreaking report on student homelessness and housing insecurity presented by Izzak Mireles. A housing insecure individual is one who face high housing costs in proportion to income, poor housing quality, unstable neighborhoods overcrowding, homelessness, or discrimination on the basis of race, gender, sexuality or immigration status.

new Apr 4 Thursday 6-8pm, Huntington Beach: OC Rapid Response Network Leadership & Skill Building Trainings for First Responders - Week 7: What's happening with DACA and TPS? @ Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 9812 Hamilton Ave.
An overview or step-by-step guide to help organizers, community members, and those directly working with immigrants or the undocumented community, to respond during or after an enforcement action has occurred. The goal ultimately, is to meet the needs of the community under these stressful and turbulent times, by connecting directly impacted community members to resources, legal and community support.
Skill Building Trainings will cover the following topics:   2/21: Introduction to the Rapid Response Network   2/28: Keeping Workplaces and Community Health Centers Safe   3/7: Landscape in Huntington Beach   3/14: Sanctuary as Policy   3/21: Trans Liberation Fight in Santa Ana   3/28: Family Preparedness Planning and Consultation   4/4: What's happening with DACA and TPS?   4/11: Participatory Defense and Campaign Development:   4/18: Art as Activism Workshop facebook.com/events/1263875650437263

new Apr 4 Thursday 6-8:30pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC: Plans to Address Homelessness @ Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 N Harbor Blvd
Attendees will hear a joint presentation  from the Placentia City Administrator Damien R. Arrula and Buena Park City Manager Jim Vanderpool, who will discuss the first-of-its-kind regional collaboration to gain compliance with Federal Mandates, Navigation Center logistics, and the efforts to address homelessness in North OC. Over the past several years, the OC homeless population has increased and as a result, cities have new federal and local mandates requiring action to provide housing for its homeless population. The North OC cities of Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, La Habra, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Orange, Placentia, Stanton, Villa Park, and Yorba Linda are working together to develop a comprehensive approach to address homelessness regionally. These cities, comprised as the North Service Planning Area (SPA), are collaborating on a unique, cooperative agreement to address homelessness through the establishment of two Navigation Centers. Hear more about the plans at the meeting. Due to a required change to Democratic Party chartered clubs' By-Laws, newly updated By-Laws will be reviewed.

new Apr 4 Thursday 6:30-9pm, Huntington Beach: Taco Thursday 2019, Democratic Club of West OC @ Don Ramon's Mexican Restaurant, 16961 Goldenwest St.
This is your chance to mix and mingle with fellow OC Democrats and to connect with local electeds and candidates. DCWOC's fun and fabulous Taco Thursday returns by popular demand. Are you a local elected or candidate and want to be added to the program? Email DCWOCeventRSVP@yahoo.com or text or call Julie at 562-857-9831. Follow us on Facebook for updates on speakers and availability. https://www.facebook.com/DCWOC

new Apr 5 Friday 6:30-8pm, Anaheim: OC 4 Bernie in Little Arabia @ El Mahroosa Cafe & Hookah Lounge, 930 S Brookhurst St
Join community members from the Arab American, Muslim and all Bernie supporters as they come together to network and talk about what can be done to make sure Bernie Sanders wins the Democratic Party nomination and the 2020 presidential campaign. Free food will be available.

new Apr 6 Saturday 9am-2pm, Santa Ana: 69th Annual League of United Latin American Citizens OC District 1 Conference @ Rancho Santiago Comm College Dist, 2323 N Broadway, Board Room
Hosted by Santa Ana Council #147, the theme is "Understanding the Fundamentals to be Effective" Cost: $35 (No RSVP $40); Students $10. Includes continental breakfast, LULAC registration/program and lunch. Opportunity drawing ticket purchase available. Speakers TBA. RSVP no later than Wed Mar 27. Contact Viola Myre at vmmyre@yahoo.com or 714/606-2852 for registration information.

Apr 6 Saturday 10am-noon, Newport Beach: John Wayne Airport Town Hall @ Newport Beach City Hall Civic Ctr Community Room, 100 Civic Ctr Dr
Presented by Supervisor Michelle Steele and Newport Bch Mayor Diane Dixon, the focus will be on upcoming OC Bd of Supervisors' votes to changes to operations at John Wayne. This is an important town hall to get to speed and express your concerns. Seating is limited; RSVP to tiffany.kim@ocgov.com

New Apr 6 Saturday 10:30am-1:30pm, Santa Ana: Orange County Congregation Community Organization Foro de Inmigracion @ Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Rectory, 1100 S Center St
Conozca sus derechos constitucionales, qué hacer en caso de deportación, algunos tipos de VISAS y mucha más información. OCCCO y el ministerio IMACMA de la Parroquia de Inmaculado Corazon de Maria le traen este foro de inmigracion totalmente sin costo. Todos tendran la oportunidad de hacer preguntas generales, asi es de que prepare su pregunta y aclare sus dudas. El cupo para las consultas personalizadas seran limitadas, por el momento se atenderan a las primeras 20 personas que lleguen al foro y esten regisradas. Etiquetas aqui

new Apr 6 Saturday 12:15-1:45, Anaheim: Anaheim Democrats Meeting on Rent Control @ Haskett Library, 2650 W Broadway
Democrats are invited to come learn about rent control in Santa Monica. Tracy Condon, Executive Director of the Santa Monica Rent Control Agency, will talk about their program.

Apr 6 Saturday 4-6pm, Santa Ana: Celebrating Alex Odeh @ Makara Center for the Arts, 811 N Main St.
"Celebrating Alex Odeh" on Saturday, April 6, 2019, will mark what would have been the 75th birthday of poet, activist, and Santa Ana resident Alex Odeh; as well as the 25th Anniversary of the statue dedicated in his honor at the Santa Ana Public Library.   Odeh's story remains untold to many city residents, and this event intends to promote awareness of his work as a poet and human rights activist. The performance will feature newly translated readings of Odeh's book "Whispers in Exile" in English, Spanish and Arabic, set to an original music score.   This event is FREE and open to the public.

Apr 6 Saturday 5-9pm, Irvine: Living Ubuntu-Earth Day 2019-Protect Our Species @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
In honor of Earth Day 2019 Living Ubuntu presents Protect Our Species. Schedule: 5-6:30pm: Vegan Cooking Demo & Dinner; 6:30-9:00pm: Speakers (plus a dessert break). Free Admission. Complete program schedule, list of speakers, updates & registration can be found on the Eventbrite ticketing site. (Space is limited, register early on Eventbrite.) Speakers include Joni Marie Newman, Vegan Author & Chef, Founder & Contributor, Just the Food; Andy Shrader, Director of Environmental Affairs, Water Policy and Sustainability for Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz. Additional speakers still being confirmed. Human beings have irrevocably upset the balance of nature. If we do not act now, extinction may be humanity's “most enduring legacy.” The Earth Day Network is asking people to join their "Protect our Species" campaign. Their goals are to: Educate and raise awareness about the accelerating rate of extinction of millions of species and the causes and consequences of this phenomenon. Achieve major policy victories that protect broad groups of species as well as individual species and their habitats. Build and activate a global movement that embraces nature and its values. Encourage individual actions such as adopting plant based diet and stop Questions? Email: info@livingubuntu.org

new Apr 6 Saturday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Libertarian Socialist Caucus of Democratic Socialists of America @ Taqueria Carniceria Tapatia Inc, 202 S Bristol St
Discussion of how to bring libertarian socialism to Orange County. All interested are welcome. If you are interested in joining the caucus, please bring proof of membership in DSA (membership card, email receipt, etc.)

Apr 7 Sunday 12:30-2:30pm, Irvine: Redistricting Commission Public Info Forum @ 15 Riparian Vw
Congressional & State Redistricting Commission Public Information- FREE PresentationTopics to include:   1. Becoming a Comissioner   2. Participation as a Community Organizer 3. Representing Communities of Interest related to redrawing district boundariesPresented by the non-partisan CA Citizens Redistricting Commission current chair Jodie Filkins-Webber and commissioners Jeanne Raya, Peter Yao, and Andre Parvenu.For more information and to RSVP click link   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/congressional-state-redistricting-commission-public-information-forum-registration-57477160735

new Apr 7 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC: The Real Green New Deal @ Community Meeting Room, Irvine Ranch Water District, 15500 Sand Canyon Rd.
The Green Party of Orange County will present a series of monthly presentations about the Real Green New Deal, a set of proposals to initiate a national mobilization to halt climate change, create 20 million jobs by transitioning to 100% clean renewable energy by 2030, and investing in public transit, sustainable (regenerative) agriculture, conservation and restoration of critical infrastructure, including natural ecosystems. ocgreens.org Additional details: facebook.com/events/319996641994835

new Apr 7 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Farrah N. Khan 100 Days in Office Celebration @ Woodbury Community Center, 130 Sanctuary (Long Meadow and Jeffrey Avenue)
Join me and my team as we celebrate our 100 Days in Office! Hear about all the work we have done and the projects we're currently working on. We will have informational booths for traffic/transportation, community services, city planning, city finance and crafts for the kids.   This is a family friendly event, drop by for a little while or stay the whole time, we want to connect with you. Sign up for one of our Round Table Discussions and meet new friends/neighbors.   Light refreshments will be served.
You will have the opportunity to hear about all the work we have done and the projects we're currently working on. The following commissioners will have informational booths:     Finance Commissioner, Dale Cheema, will provide updates about the City's budget   Planning Commissioner, Steve Huang, will provide updates about upcoming development   Community Services Commissioner, Branda Lin, will provide information on updates to our community parks and shade structures   Green Ribbon Environmental Committee Member, Senait Forthal, will tell you about community choice energy and the zero food waste program   Children, Youth and Family Committee Member, Dr. Dina Eletreby and Child Care Committee Member, Dr. Seema Choudhary, will have a fun artistic activity where children can paint a tile to take home.   Senior Citizen Council Member, Harish Murthy, will have an educational table.   Please let us know if you are coming by emailing: rakbari@cityofirvine.org or RSVP on the Facebook event page. https://www.facebook.com/events/1238405152974301

new Apr 8 Monday 7pm, Laguna Beach: A reading of 12 Angry Men performed by 12 Impassioned Women @ Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Playhouse is pleased to join women on stages across the country in presenting a play-reading of Reginald Rose's classic courtroom drama of 12 Angry Men. Written in 1954, 19 years before women were permitted to serve on juries in all 50 states, Rose's drama will be presented across the country in a national initiative to highlight the power in simply speaking up and to celebrate the importance of each and every voice. Laguna Playhouse will partner with League of Women Voters of Orange Coast to offer voter registration and materials for engaging others at community level to increase registration and turnout.  Also, discussion following the play. RSVP here.

new Apr 10 Wednesday 5-7pm, San Clemente: CAP OC Community Forum #1 @ FAM Family Assistance Ministries, 1030 Calle Negocio
Learn more about our OC Community! Join the conversation and let's discuss important community issues such as health, housing and employment affecting our commnunity LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD! Light refreshments will be available. If you have any questions please contact: Alexander Caro acaro@capoc.org 714-897-6670 ext: 3405

new Apr 10 Wednesday 6-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Indivisible OC 46 @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St.
indivisibleoc46.org

New Apr 10 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Resilience OC: State of OC Community Town Hall @ Delhi Center, 505 E. Central
Have you been hearing about the latest changes to immigration policy in Orange County? Have you read our report that highlights enforcement trends in OC? Resilience OC, Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), the UCI Law Immigrant Rights Clinic, and the OC Rapid Response Network invite you to our State of OC Community Town Hall to learn about OC's anti-immigrant history, levels of collaboration between local law enforcement agencies and ICE, and ways you can get involved to limit, if not end, detentions and deportations in Orange County.

new Apr 10 Wednesday 7-10pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats: Sabrina Hughes #MeToo in Orange County, Are We Doing Better?
In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, join OCYD as we reflect on how we can build a safer & more inclusive Orange County. We'll also discuss the implications of the #MeToo movement locally and in the Presidential primary.   Moderated by: Sabrina Hughes, a Prevention Education Specialist at Orange County's only rape crisis center, Waymakers. Sabrina graduated from UC Irvine with her Bachelor's Degree in 2016. During her time at UCI she was a co-chair for the Campus Assault Resource and Education (CARE) Office's Peer Education Program and led the planning for multiple Take Back the Night events.

New Apr 11 Thursday 9-10:30am, Irvine: Transportation Corridors Agency - Board of Directors Meeting - Save our Village by the Sea @ 125 Pacifica
Join No Toll Road & No Toll Lanes on the I 5 for the next TCA Board of Directors meeting. Since new board members will be attending, please come even if you have spoken before.  New members do not understand what it going on. Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/301205147166425/4

New Apr 11/12 Thursday 9:30am-Friday 5:30pm, Fullerton: 49th CSUF Philosophy Symposium @ pin Philosophy at California State University, Fullerton, 800 N. State College Blvd.
For parking info, visit http://parking.fullerton.edu Philosophers of science, especially feminist philosophers of science, have recognized that the identity of the members of the scientific community influences the questions explored, the methodology proposed, the qualitative reading of the data collected, and the conclusions drawn from the scientific study as a whole. In other words, the diverse identity of the community of scientists impacts the epistemic research and conclusions of science. We have invited six exceptional speakers in I hope that you can join us in engaging these philosophers at this year's symposium.

new Apr 11 Thursday, 10:30am Huntington Beach/noon Orange/1:15pm & 1:45-3pm Santa Ana: Poor People's Campaign: Truth & Poverty Tour
The Poor People's Campaign, locally represented by the Orange County, CA Poor People's Campaign Steering Committee, is organizing statewide tours in 28 states as part of the National Emergency Truth and Poverty Bus Tour through the month of April to amplify the real emergency in this country of 140 million poor and low-wealth people who live paycheck to paycheck. Please join the tour in OC for any of or all stops. There will be political education, site visits, testimonies by people who are impacted.
10:30am Naval Weapons Station and Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge, meet at 15922 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach.  What To Expect: Site Visit, Testimonies, & Political Education.
noon, ICE Detention Center- Theo Lacy Facility, meet BJ's Restaurant at 460 The City Dr S., Santa Ana, Park as close as you can to the street, What To Expect: Site Visit, Testimonies, & Political Education.
1:15pm - Courtyard Homeless Shelter, 400 W Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, What To Expect: Site Visit, Testimonies, & Political Education.
1:45pm Testimonies/Witness - Board of Supervisor Bldg, 333 W Santa Ana Blvd, Santa Ana, (Corner of W. Santa Ana Blvd and N Broadway).
Contact Lisa Pedersen for more info lisapedersen99@gmail.com

New Apr 11 Thursday 11am-1pm, Irvine: Brady Orange County: Conversation on School Shooter Drills @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club15 Riparian Vw
Join Brady OC to discuss the impact school shooter drills are having on kids, teachers, and families and to share YOUR stories. Then, the goal will be to work together to determine what actions can be taken to stop the trauma. Due to the sensitive nature of this topic, stories that are shared within the group will STAY within the group, unless the individual sharing declares otherwise in order to avoid any negative repercussions for the student/teachers that are currently in schools.

New Apr 11 Thursday 6-7pm, Huntington Beach: Congressman Rouda's First 100 Days Town Hall @ Senior Ctr in Central Park, 18041 Goldenwest St
Doors open at 5:30pm. RSVP Here: tinyurl.com/Rouda100Days

new Apr 11 Thursday 6-7:30pm, Orange Big Ideas: Sandra Robbie Mendez v. Westminster: For All the Children/Para Todos los Niños @ Leatherby Libraries, Chapman University, 1 University Dr.
Sandra Robbie, Founder of the OC Museum for Peace & Freedom   The Emmy-winning documentary Mendez v. Westminster: For All the Children tells the story of the 1947 Orange County civil rights case that helped end segregation in California, paving the way to Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. In this talk, Sandra Robbie, writer/producer of Mendez v. Westminster, connects the histories of WWII, Japanese internment, and the segregation of Asian Americans, Native American, African Americans and Latinos to show that we are all connected in the American Civil Rights story...and that we make history everyday in every interaction.   Big Ideas is a free, public lecture series exploring the depths of Mexican and Mexican-American culture by top academics in the fields of Mexican Studies, Religious Studies, and Music, leading to the Heartbeat of Mexico festival at Chapman University from May 23-26, 2019.

new Apr 11 Thursday 6-8pm, Huntington Beach: OC Rapid Response Network Leadership & Skill Building Trainings for First Responders Participatory Defense and Campaign Development @ Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 9812 Hamilton Ave.
An overview or step-by-step guide to help organizers, community members, and those directly working with immigrants or the undocumented community, to respond during or after an enforcement action has occurred. The goal ultimately, is to meet the needs of the community under these stressful and turbulent times, by connecting directly impacted community members to resources, legal and community support.
Skill Building Trainings will cover the following topics:   2/21: Introduction to the Rapid Response Network   2/28: Keeping Workplaces and Community Health Centers Safe   3/7: Landscape in Huntington Beach   3/14: Sanctuary as Policy   3/21: Trans Liberation Fight in Santa Ana   3/28: Family Preparedness Planning and Consultation   4/4: What's happening with DACA and TPS?   4/11: Participatory Defense and Campaign Development:   4/18: Art as Activism Workshop facebook.com/events/1263875650437263

new Apr 11 Thursday 6-8pm, Irvine: Dave Min's State Senate campaign Fundraiser with OC Women Leaders And State Controller Betty Yee
Come join special guest CA State Controller Betty Yee at this fundraiser for Dave Min's State Senate campaign. RSVP to ash@davemin.com Location Provided with RSVP

new Apr 11 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: Local Elections Team - Josh Lowenthal Forward to 2020 @ 5261 Foxglove Dr.
HB Huddle's Local Elections Team is thrilled to welcome back Josh Lowenthal. Let's talk about what went right and what went wrong in the November 2018 Election. We need to get started on the road to the 2020 Election. The L.E Team wants to start planning voter registration & neighborhood precincts. Lots to do and it starts now with us. Fired Up & Ready To Go!

new Apr 11 Thursday 7pm, Fullerton: Democratic Socialist of America-OC: Environmental Justice Committee @ Dripp - 500 N Harbor Blvd Ste B
The Environmental Justice committee will be meeting to discuss and plan upcoming events.

new Apr 11 Thursday 7pm, Brea: Sierra Club Rio Hondo Chapter - Saving Coyote Hills @ Coco's Restaurant, 1250 East Imperial Hwy
Coyote Hills is a 510-acre open space that is under threat of development. Learn how you can help the efforts of Friends of Coyote Hills, a group whose mission is to save all 510-acres as a park and preserve for now and the future. Please order a meal or appetizer to support the venue. Angela Lindstrom is president of the chapter.

New Apr 12 Friday 6-8pm, Stanton: A Country Called Syria Presents heritage: she, A Night of Celebration @ Stanton Central Park, 10660 Western Ave
A Country Called Syria invites its members and friends to experience a spoken word fundraising event showcasing the stories of women, heritage, migration and refuge. Funding will go to support the A Country Called Syria (ACCS) Oral History Project. In 2019 ACCS is gearing up to launch its oral history project, focusing on documenting and highlighting the stories of Syrians who have settled in America in the last seven years, following the Syrian Revolution. Proceeds from this event will support the project. Enjoy an evening of storytelling, refreshments and art, all from women in the community. Tickets are $10 and are available here. Seating is limited so please RSVP and get your tickets soon. For more information, please email ACountryCalledSyria@gmail.com.

New Apr 12 Friday 7-8:45pm, Orange: OC Interfaith Coalition for the Environment: Livingroom Dialogues @ Sisters of St Joseph, 480 S Batavia St.
An opportunity to dialogue with Dr. Masri and others about Climate Change and its impact on local, state, country and global areas. Time to see discuss and learn of ways everyone can do their part to help restore health and sustainability to our communities and world. Please RSVP - Dr.revsusan@gmail.com

new Apr 13 Saturday 8am-noon, Seal Beach: HB Huddle & Surfrider Celebrate Earth Month at 12th Annual Ohana Day @ Seal Beach Pier
Join Surfrider and participate in fun activities for the whole family. Go to http://hsbsurfrider.org/ for more information about Surfrider and Ohana Day. Map link here

Apr 13 Saturday 8:30am-2pm, Santa Ana: 6th Annual OC LGBTQ Youth Convening 2019 @ William H Spurgeon Intermediate School, 2701 W 5th St
The OC LGBTQ Youth Convening is a FREE day-long conference organized for LGBTQIA youth and their allies. This event is organized by YETA (Youth Empowered to Act) at The LGBT Center OC. With this year's theme of Transforming Orange County Through Love and Knowledge, with an array of speakers, presenters, and organizations working to provide affirming mental health practices in order to create safe, supportive and inclusive spaces for OC lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth. Schedule 8:30-9am Check-In/Registrations/Breakfast/Photo booth; 9-10:15am Welcome and Mental Health Professional Keynote Speakers; 10:20am-12:20pm Workshop Sessions 1 & 2; 12:20-1pm Lunch/Resource Fair/Photo booth; 1-2pm Closing LGBTQ Activist & Community Leaders Speakers Panel. Topics include: Coming Out, Transgender Health Care and Student Rights, Parent Support, Mental Health and much more! This is a free event for youth, students, parents, teachers, school administrators, and local community members. Questions, Contact: Tony Ortuño Otony.ortuno@lgbtcenteroc.org 714-953-5428 ext. 209

New Apr 13 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: OC Peace Coalition: Monthly Meeting @ Frank P Barbaro Associates, 1111 N Broadway
The OC Peace Coalition advocates for 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 U.S. 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). OCPC 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 Join Peace Builders of Orange County's 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 Apr 13 Saturday 10am-2pm, Brea: Voter Registration Drive with Gil Cisneros & Josh Newman! @ 391 S State College Blvd
Join Congressional Candidate Gil Cisneros, State Senate Candidate Josh Newman, & Friends for a voter registration drive. Get trained to register voters successfully. Sites in CD39 and SD29 hae been identified. Plus it is a  Coffee meet & greet opportunity with the candidates. There will be lunch & socializing after voter registration drive. Please support these great candidates. RSVP http://tinyurl.com/y4qfhsbc. Thank you

new Apr 13-14 Saturday-Sunday 10am-5pm, Costa Mesa: OC Dia del Niño Festival
8th Annual Festival of Arts for Children & Families Celebration features live performances, children's art workshops and more. This special free family festival features two full days of live music, dance, circus workshops, engaging children's art activities, community resource booths. The OC Día del Niño/Day of the Child Festival is a featured event of Arts OC's 34th Annual Imagination Celebration, a month-long countywide festival of arts for families and children, and part of the OC Fair's Imaginology, which takes place April 12-14. As part of Imagination Celebration, Día del Niño provides fun and free arts activities and experiences that can be enjoyed by the whole family and children of all ages and skill levels. For all the details, visit http://www.eldiadelnino.org/

New Apr 13-14 Saturday/Sunday 10am-5pm, Garden Grove: Welead OC 2019 Spring Candidate Development Training @ Unite Here Local 11, 13252 Garden Grove Blvd.
WELead OC's three weekend, 6-day, in-depth political development training program focuses on educating and training women in all aspects of political campaigns, the tools required to prepare for and implement a run for elective office, working as professionals with political campaigns and developing activist/organizing skills. Participants must be registered as a Democrat as of January 1, 2019. Applicants must also be residents of Orange County. The political development training program is open to Progressive Democratic women interested in running for elective office in Orange County, Progressive Democratic women, Women of Color and women living in under-represented communities, interested in working on political campaigns and becoming Progressive activists. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THE 3 WEEKEND/6-DAY TRAINING. Registration link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7whW9cwOY36pdbrHuCPod31WXN1I0SFKd7O6dfY7R-iO3VQ/viewform  For questions and/or additional information: karen@weleadoc.com See also Apr 27/28 May 4/5

New Apr 13 Saturday 11am-2pm, Santa Ana: Resilience OC and CA Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance: Free Them All Rally @ Morrison Park, 2801 Wood Ave
On Mar 27 the OC Sheriff and City of Adelanto announced that they were initiating the cancellation of their ICE contracts. This was not something that they came to on their own. It was the result of years of organizing that the community did to #ShutThemDown. It is now their responsibility to #FreeThemAll so that they can fight their immigration cases within their community, alongside their families and legal representatives.  #AbolishICE

New Apr 13 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Santa Ana: OC NAACP General Meeting @ OC NAACP, Second Baptist Church, 4300 Westminster Ave
Agenda includes discussion of the OC NAACP annual Juneteenth Celebration, the continuing battle to change the name of Fanning Elementary, the lack of faculty of color in OC schools and other topics of interest to the group. For more info, contact (714)459-0366 or email ocnaacpsec@gmail.com

new Apr 13 Saturday 1-2:30pm, Irvine: National Organization For Women-OC (OC-NOW) Arab-American Heritage Month @ Museum of Woman, 17905 Sky Park Circle, Suite A
Agenda will feature Three Panelists (Invited): Rida Hamida, President, Arab American Chamber of California and Vice Chair, Refugee Forum of Orange County; Nahla Kayali, Founder and Executive Director, Access California Services and Chairwoman, Refugee Forum of Orange County; Mirvette Judeh, Vice Chair, Arab American Civic Council. This will be an engaging and informative afternoon. Free parking, No cost to attend, Open to the public. Website ocnow.org Membership and/or Donation http://ocnow.org/join-us-2/ EMail oc-now@outlook.com

new Apr 13 Saturday 1-4pm, Fullerton: Destination Home: Where Rail & Housing Meet in OC @ Osborne Auditorium, Fullerton Public Library,353 W Commonwealth Ave
Speakers from Metrolink and California YIMBY will join members of People for Housing OC  to talk about the intersection of rail and housing in Orange County. Come hear about upcoming improvements and proposed legislation that can improve regional mobility and help meet climate goals.

new Apr 13 Saturday 4:30-6pm, Laguna Hills: How Climate Change is Changing the District: Discussion and Fundraiser for Scott Rhinehart @ Address provided with RSVP
Scott Rhinehart is a candidate for 73rd Assembly District of CA. This fundraiser is the kickoff event for his campaign. Host committee includes Congressman Mike Levin, Senator Josh Newman, Honorable Beth Krom, Unite Here - Local 11, Jackie Dooley, Gary Polston, Andy and Karen Thornton. Contribution levels $30 student; $100 individual; $500 supporter. To RSVP and for more info on contribution levels, call 310/488-7945. Send checks to Rhinehart for Assemby 2020, 5429 Madison Ave, Sacramento 95841.

Apr 13 Saturday 7-7:05pm, Orange: OC Museum for Peace and Freedom: Mendez v. Westminster Anniversary Candlelight Celebration @ Old Town Orange Plaza, Glassell & Chapman
Wear white and bring your candle phone app or electric candle to brighten the night as participants stand shoulder to shoulder to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of Mendez v. Westminster. Bring a poster to share your family's American Civil Rights story from WWII, Japanese Internment, segregation, suffrage, LGBTQ, disability and all civil rights legacies so that participants may learn from each other, celebrate and help build a better today and tomorrow. Tune to Sandra Robbie on Facebook live at 7pm sharp for five minutes of celebration and inspiration. At 7:05, shake hands with all around, share your 1-minute family story on Instagram using hashtags #ocmpf (OC Museum for Peace & Freedom), #mvw (Mendez v. Westminster), #lovewins. Share a meal, or ice cream, or pie, or cupcakes or coffee or a smile with someone new. Share your stories. Share your heart. The goal is 5,000 participants - the number of students represented in Mendez v. Westminster case. Sign up today!Please - Stay on the sidewalk. Spread out up and down Grand & Glassell. Peaceful presence for 5 minutes at 7 pm. 5000 strong. Neighborhood parking is restricted. Please use public parking. The new parking structure at 130 N Lemon is open.

[Cancelled] New Apr 13 Saturday 7-9:30pm, Anaheim: Vern Nelson in Concert: Songs of the O.C. Homeless @ UUCA-Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S Harbor Blvd
The pianist-composer performs his first Anaheim concert, with special guest singers to be announced... featuring the world premiere of his "Songs of the OC Homeless" - and much more, from Prokoviev and Beethoven to Led Zeppelin! $10 suggested donation.

new Apr 14 Sunday 4-6pm, Santa Ana: Our Revolution SoCal OC @ El Indio Botanas Y Cerveza, 309 W 3rd St.
General monthly membership meeting. Issue Platform- Updates Healthcare is a Human Right- Healthy California Campaign Green New Deal- Green New Deal SoCal Coalition Get Money Out of Politics- SB 47 Disclose Act A Living Wage Housing is a Human Right- OC United to End Homelessness   Ada Briceno- Chair of the DPOC   Meeting agenda- https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Wg_0Y6MLFWqWJnuQ211mXEPqx_0WlzZegdWpQnSecRo/edit?usp=sharing

New Apr 15 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Aliso Viejo: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club Meeting @ 27802 El Lazo
Agenda: two featured speakers on the subject of climate change, Dr. Robert Hamersley and Margo Finlayson; vote on bylaw amendments, election rules, and endorsement rules; introduction of  *NEW* activism corner; plus written communication to Assemblymember Bill Brough on AB 392 and the use of deadly force by the police.

new Apr 16 Tuesday 5:30-8pm, Corona del Mar: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club - Featuring DPOC Chair Ada Briceno & CEO AOCC-OC Dave Kiff @ Oasis Senior Ctr, 801 Narcissus Ave, Room 2
Speaker Program: * Ada Briceno, DPOC Chair * Dave Kiff, CEO, AOCC-OC * Radiant Health Representative RSVP HERE: https://tinyurl.com/y55jjjqk

New Apr 16 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousins Club of OC: "Jews Step Forward" @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
We will show a one hour award-winning film entitled "Jews Step Forward", in which 24 American Jews of diverse backgrounds share their thoughts about Jewish values of social justice and about Israel's actions toward the Palestinians. Their stories are backed up by historic scenes. The film ends on a note of honor, justice and renewal. Please join us and share your thoughts.

Apr 17 Wednesday, noon-2pm, Irvine: Lunch with League - Promoting Wellbeing in Early Childhood: The Crucial Investment in Establishing a Healthy Start for Children and Families @ Back Bay Conference Ctr (above Irvine Lanes), 3415 Michelson Dr
Lee Lombardo, Director of Early Years Emotional Wellness Program, Children's Bureau, Orange County, will speak at this League of Women Voters Orange Coast event on the mission and work of The Children's Bureau with its focus on children thriving in strong families and communities by protecting vulnerable children through prevention, treatment, and advocacy. This information supports priorities and provisions focusing on early childhood education and well-being included in Governor Gavin Newsom's 1.8 billion-dollar budget proposal. Buffet lunch - please RSVP and make menu choice by 5pm, Apr 14 at this form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfTNRfk18p7BAXjcQaI6ljs_r-OsuL4GABcQnTIcGFQS5ia6g/viewform 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. For technical help, contact Communications@LWVOrangeCoast.org or 949/451-2212. The League is responsible for unclaimed entrees.

New Apr 18 Thursday 6pm, Tustin: National Women's Political Caucus OC @ Sherri Loveland, 10920 Silverado Terrace
In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, NWPC OC presents Clinical Prof of Law, UCI Law, Dir Domestic Violence Clinic and Dir Initiative to End Family Violence. She is author of The Politicization of Safety: Critical Perspectives on Domestic Violence Responses. Plus, the Hon. Loretta Sanchez will discuss the work that she is doing with Wise Place and her race for Dist. 3 OC Board of Supervisors 2020. Register online at www.NWPCOC.org/calendar where info on costs are listed.

New Apr 18 Thursday 6-7:30pm, Orange: Big Ideas Lecture Series: From Fourth Street to La Calle Cuatro @ Leatherby Libraries at Chapman University, 1 University Dr.
From Fourth Street to La Calle Cuatro: Downtown Revitalization in Santa Ana from the 1970s to 1990s, with Dr. Erualdo R. Gonzalez, CSU Fullerton, Dept of Chicana and Chicano Studies. Dr. Erualdo R. González traces the shift from White middle-class Downtown 4th St to the identity formation of Santa Ana's La Calle Cuatro, the Mexican and immigrant commercial zone that affirmed the heart of the downtown, and shares voices from patrons and business employees and owners who lived this little-told history. Dr. González is author of Latino City: Urban Planning, Politics, and the Grassroots (2017, Routledge). Big Ideas is a free, public lecture series exploring the depths of Mexican and Mexican-American culture by top academics in the fields of Mexican Studies, Religious Studies, and Music, leading to the Heartbeat of Mexico festival at Chapman University from May 23-26, 2019.The series is supported by Leatherby Libraries, Hilbert Museum, and Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

new Apr 18 Thursday 6-8pm, Huntington Beach: OC Rapid Response Network Leadership & Skill Building Trainings for First Responders Art as Activism Workshop @ Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 9812 Hamilton Ave.
An overview or step-by-step guide to help organizers, community members, and those directly working with immigrants or the undocumented community, to respond during or after an enforcement action has occurred. The goal ultimately, is to meet the needs of the community under these stressful and turbulent times, by connecting directly impacted community members to resources, legal and community support.
Skill Building Trainings will cover the following topics:   2/21: Introduction to the Rapid Response Network   2/28: Keeping Workplaces and Community Health Centers Safe   3/7: Landscape in Huntington Beach   3/14: Sanctuary as Policy   3/21: Trans Liberation Fight in Santa Ana   3/28: Family Preparedness Planning and Consultation   4/4: What's happening with DACA and TPS?   4/11: Participatory Defense and Campaign Development:   4/18: Art as Activism Workshop facebook.com/events/1263875650437263

Apr 18 Thursday, 6-8pm Santa Ana: Know Your Sheriff & Sheriff's Dept Workshop Series @ XEROX Centre, 1851 E First St, 1st Floor Conf Rm
The ACLU of Southern California and Orange County Racial Justice Collaborative is hosting a public education workshop series about the role and power of a Sheriff and Sheriff's Department. The Sheriff is one of the most powerful elected officials in Orange County and California. Yet, most people do not play close attention to the position. In OC, the Sheriff has the power to run the county jail system, influence state policy, use alternatives to incarceration, minimize crime by providing opportunities for rehabilitation, and listen and respond to the community. In OC, the Sheriff also acts as coroner, ruling over a person's manner of death. Participants will tackle conditions in OC jails, OCSD's budget, alternatives to incarceration and much more! Parking is available in the structure adjacent to the Xerox Centre. Questions and/or concerns, please contact Daisy Ramirez at dramirez@aclusocal.org.

New Apr 20 Saturday 9am-noon, Huntington Beach: Indivisible OC 48 Beach Cleanup @ Tower 2 - 22355 Pacific Coast Highway
Grab your buckets and bags and join IOC48 and OC Coastkeeper for a community beach clean up. Bring your own bag to help reduce any additional waste. If you are not able to bring a bucket or reusable bag, Coastkeeper can provide gloves and bags for a suggested $1 donation. Parking passes provided on a first come bases, just say you're with the CoastKeeper Cleanup. Find more details at https://www.coastkeeper.org/get-involved/cleanup-oc/#huntington

New Apr 20 Saturday 10:30am, Irvine: Irvine City Council Special Election Petition Campaign Meeting @ UCI Student Ctr, 4113 Pereira Dr, Student Government Conference Rm
Residents have a 30-day window to petition the City Council to let voters fill the vacant seat on the Irvince City Council.

new Apr 20 Saturday, 1:45 Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State OC: Film Screening: Trapped: What Remains of a Woman's Right to Choose? @ Community Room, Irvine Ranch Water Dist, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
The film Trapped: What Remains of a Woman's Right to Choose? will be introduced by Judge Lynne Riddle (ret), Instructor, Reproductive Justice, UCI-Law School. US reproductive health clinics are fighting to remain open. Since 2010, 288 laws regulating abortion providers have been passed by state legislatures. 44 states and DC have measures subjecting abortion providers to legal restrictions not imposed on other medical professionals. Unable to comply with these, clinics have taken the fight to the courts. In 2016 the US Supreme Court issued a ruling 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. Contact/more info: www.au-oc.org mail@au-oc.org 714/299-4551. Doors open at 1:15.

new Apr 20 Saturday 6:30-9:30pm, Garden Grove: 4th Annual Arab American Heritage Gala, Arab American Civic Council @ Great Wolf Lodge, 12681 Habor Boulevard,
We are excited to announce that tickets for the Arab American Civic Council 4th Annual Gala are now on sale. This special occasion gives us the opportunity to celebrate and reflect on our many achievements as a community, while honoring the inspirational work of our special guests. Don't miss out on this landmark event! Additional details and ticket info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1647814065364011t

New Apr 21 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
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. Additional details:https://www.facebook.com/events/316449699069182 https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dgi2019 #CA45 #SD37 #AD74 #AD68 #Irvine #OC #OrangeCounty

New Apr 22 Monday 11:45am-3pm, Fullerton: Fullerton College Earth Day: Migration Symposium @ Fullerton College, Wilshire School of Continuing Education,, 315 E Wilshire Ave
Symposium Schedule:   11:45am Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mauel Pastor, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and American Studies and Ethnicity, USC;   1:20 pm Panel on Immigrant Resilience;   3pm Conversation Circle by SES, FC United & Sociology Club on "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights." What is often omitted in its unifying environmental theme is that sustainability is just as much about social justice as it is about environmental and economic prosperity. Many mistake the movement as elitist and exclusive - that perception is erroneous. Academic research shows that low income nations and underrepresented peoples are not only the most impacted by environmental issues but also acutely aware of the need to improve environmental quality. Amidst the many environmental and social issues, racialized backlash to demographic changes, food insecurity, pollution, agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, obesity among the poor, lack of access to food, and human rights abuses, work must be done towards alleviating these conditions. This symposium is dedicated to expose social inequalities relevant to migration and the environment.

New Apr 22 Monday 4-6pm, Orange : Meet and Greet with Kimberly Ellis for CDP Chair @ Restaurante y Pupuseria El Pulgarcito, 1738 W Chapman Ave.,
This is an opportunity to connect with Kimberly Ellis as she shares her vision, plan and priorities for the California Democratic Party. Whether you're a delegate, an activist, an organizer or a volunteer, you're an important part of this conversation and Kimberly wants to hear directly from you. See you soon! This event is right before the OC Central Committee Meeting). Light appetizers will be provided. For questions, contact  Katie Meyer at rcdsouth@voteforkimberly.org.

New Apr 22 Monday 6-7:30pm, Irvine: Tarana Burke: Moving Beyond #MeToo @ Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Dr
Activist exemplar Tarana Burke shares the important story behind the genesis of the "me too." movement and its next steps forward. Ms. Burke's powerful, poignant story as creator of what is now an international movement supports survivors and will move, uplift and inspire you. This facilitated conversation includes audience questions. Tarana Burke was born on  1973 in The Bronx, NY. She's most well-known as the founder of the “me too.” movement in 2016, which has blossomed into a worldwide campaign to raise awareness about sexual harassment, abuse and assault in society. In 2017, Burke and other influential female activists were named “the silence breakers” by Time magazine. She currently serves as a senior director at the Girls for Gender Equity in Brooklyn. Tickets are $5 for UCI students, staff, and faculty; $10 for the public and non-UCI affiliates. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Inclusive Excellence, the Initiative to End Family Violence, UCI Campus Assault Resources & Education (CARE), and the UCI Womxn's Hub.

New Apr 22 Monday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Town Hall w/ Congressman Lou Correa @ Rancho Santiago Community College District Meeting Room, 2323 North Broadway
Join Congressman Lou Correa for a Town Hall in his district office located inside of the Rancho Santiago Community College Building. This is your opportunity to talk to your Congressman about issues important to you and your community. This is a free event, and everyone is welcome. Free parking is available. Free tickets here
Únase al Congresista Lou Correa para un ayuntamiento en su oficina de distrito ubicada dentro del Rancho Santiago Community College Building. Esta es su oportunidad de hablar con su congresista sobre temas importantes para usted y nuestra comunidad. Únete al congresista en su ayuntamiento y habla con Lou sobre lo que es importante para ti. Este es un evento gratuito, y todos son bienvenidos. Estacionamiento gratisserá disponible. Entradas gratis aquí

New Apr 23 Tuesday 11am-3pm, Irvine: The March, Uci Asa @ UCI Flagpoles
Join ASA in our version of the March here at UCI! We will be taking designated stops to share knowledge of the Armenian Genocide and many other atrocities and have conversations with people as we march for recognition. We will be joined by other multi-cultural organizations whose families' have suffered great injustices just as us.

New Apr 23 Tuesday 12:30-9:30pm, Santa Ana: Resilience OC: Orange County Truth Forum @ OC Board of Supervisors, 333 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
The Orange County Board of Supervisors scheduled this year's Truth Forum shortly after the OC Sheriff made the unilateral decision to end it's ICE contract at the Musick immigrant jail. The board has done a terrible job at being transparent and has done the bare minimum in sharing how they have been profiting off of jailing immigrants. We will be there to let them know what their responsibility is to all the community that they have colluded to jail. They need to #FreeThemAll

new Apr 24 Wednesday 11am-1pm, Irvine: Women For: OC - Jill Replogle: My So-Called Plastic Free Life. I Tried For A Month. Here's How It Went @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Jill Replogle is the Orange County reporter for KPCC, which is a public radio station based in Pasadena which is a member of National Public Radio.   In January, Jill and her family tried to eliminate all single-use plastic from their lives. She will share their successes and chal- lenges, along with what she has learned about the global plastic waste problem. She will also update us on the state of the recycling industry and some promising solutions and alternatives to single-use plastic. womenfororangecounty.org

New Apr 24 Wednesday 4:15-9:15pm, Irvine: 7th Annual Peace & Justice Week: Building Bridges Across Racial, Political & Economic Divides @ Pacific Ballroom UCI Student Center , A311 Student Center
Peace & Justice Week began as a goal of the UCI student club, Students for Global Peacebuilding (SGP), to bring peace awareness to the campus and to inspire individuals to work towards a better today. This is a zero waste event. For questions contact sgpatuci@gmail.com or Chelsea Wright: wrightcr@uci.edu or Paula Garb: pgarb@uci.edu You can also follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @sgpeaceuci Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/659307747854803

New Apr 24 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club: Charter School Issues @ Costa Mesa Senior Center, 695 W 19th St
Two compelling guest speakers will discuss a recent, real life case study of how local charter schools are approved and funded. You won't want to miss this conversation about the state of public education in OC. Guest speakers: Retired Federal Judge Lynne Riddle has been actively involved in the community as a human rights activist and education advocate since retiring from the bench in 2002.  She is a Distinguished Fellow at UCI Law School in the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy. A recently elected ADEM, she is known as an Orange County Board of Education watchdog. She brings an Orange County perspective to the issue of charter schools. Britt Dowdy, President of the Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers, has been a champion and leader of educators locally and can shed light on how chartering decisions are made and what the most recent approval means for Newport-Mesa schools, teachers, students and taxpayers. Refreshments and good company await! Bring friends, too. Food for guests is generously donated by Mayor Katrina Foley's campaign for State Senate and Miguel's Jr.

New Apr 24 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, San Clemente: Homelessness 101 @ St. Andrew's by the Sea
Come break down the myths and discover how you can play a key role in changing our county's history as well as the lives of our neighbors experiencing homelessness. Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. You must sign-up to attend via the "Register" link above. Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/561398514349007/

New Apr 24 Wednesday 7-9pm, Irvine: Armenian Genocide Candlelight Vigil and Dinner; Uci Asa @ Humanities Gateway UCI School of Humanities UCI
In commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, UCI ASA will be hosting a candlelight vigil, led by Father Karekin from Forty Martyrs Church to honor the victims of the atrocities of 1915. Afterward, we will be heading to Humanities Gateway in order to have a հոգէճաշ (hokejash; "food for the soul") dinner. Everyone is welcome to join us there.

New Apr 25 Thursday 5-8:30pm, Huntington Beach: Golden West College Peace Studies 13th Annual PEACE Conference: The Forum @ Golden West College, 15744 Goldenwest St, GWC Criminal Justice Bldg, Multipurpose Rm
The 2019 Peace Conference offers a path for healing and authentic peacebuilding. Through dialogue, panel speakers, and art, the conference explores into effectively bridging the deep divide in societies, locally and globally. The conference offers a space of inquiry into exploring how everyday people can reach beyond polarization and focus on what can unite people, rather than what divides them. Participants will be empowered to recognize their vital role in shaping our world-- simply by “being the change they wish to see” to create a sustainable peace. Vision: Drawn together by a shared resonance at the intersection of impact, awareness, and transformation, this collective gathering may fuel, ignite, and inspire ways for participants to be deeper stewards of peacebuilding. Featuring: - Janessa Gans Wilder: “Is World Peace Possible?” -Dr. Paul Kareem Tayyar: “Immigrant Songs: Poems From the American Experience” -Marisa Whitney “On Top of the World: Our Misguided Mission to Part with the Planet” Plus, Q & A / Panel Discussion. Free Admission - includes vegan dinner, parking and gifts. Parking free (at Gothard side) - Lots G & H. this is a zero waste event. Questions? Contact Fran Faraz at ffarazdaghi@gwc.cccd.edu or Valerie Venegas at vvenegas@gwc.cccd.edu.

New Apr 25 Thursday 6-8pm, Irvine: Taste Of Irvine Food Tour/Discussion @ Taquiero Taco Patio, 4517 Campus Dr
Join City of Irvine for the next taste of Irvine food tour, promoting eating out at local restaurants, making new friends and discussing local issues, politics, etc. with Farrah Khan, Irvine City Councilmember, UCI Professor Catherine Liu and Environmental Consultant Senait Forthal. Please email fkhan@cityofirvine.org to RSVP.

New Apr 25 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   INTROS and Your Take: Impeachment, yes or no?   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)   Debrief: We Want Bernie, EDUCATE CONGRESS/LETTER DROP #HR1384 #S1129 #MedicareForAll #MarijuanaBanking https://www.actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/april-educate-congress-3, Coalition Partners (eg. OurRev, NNU, HCN, PNHP, Pub Cit, FWW, SSW, etc.), Elections 2020   REGIONAL: Updates/Reports: CPA Conv SLO report, CDP Convention May 31-June 2, EBoard Aug 23 info here https://www.cadem.org/events, HealthyCANow, https://healthyca.org/ PDA-CA www.pda-ca.com   LOCAL: Reports: DPOC, House Reps, Sacto Reps, city councils, etc., Dem clubs-FeelTheBernOC, 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 March 28, 2019   Dr Bill Honigman c: 949-246-6283, @DrBillH Progressive Democrats of America (PDAmerica) www.pdamerica.org, @pdamerica

New Apr 25 Thursday 7-9:30pm, Huntington Beach: Take Back the Night at Golden West College @ Golden West College, 15744 Goldenwest S
Shatter the silence! Stop the violence! All students and community members are welcome.• Campus march • Decorate posters • Food and beverages • Special guest speaker
• Candlelight vigil • Speak-out • Food and beverages  Rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, and domestic violence are often labeled "crimes of silence" because of low reporting rates and social discomfort with their public discussion. By shattering the silence on sexual violence, Take Back the Night helps survivors know that they are not alone, and that these crimes will not be tolerated or left to go silently into the night.

New Apr 26 Friday noon-1pm, Irvine: Democratic Foundation of OC Noon Luncheon in Honor of Mike Levin @ Hilton Irvine OC Airport, 18800 MacArthur Blvd
Mike Levin did the unthinkable and flipped a once-Republican stronghold. His victory demonstrates that the people of the 49th Congressional District want responsible, intelligent leadership representing them in Congress and will no longer settle for representatives that only work for themselves. Come hear Mike speak and come honor Mike, to help celebrate his victory in the once-Republican bastion that is California's 49th Congressional District. The Democratic Foundation of Orange County will hold a noon luncheon in honor of newly-elected Congressman Mike Levin on April 26, 2019 - and you're invited! Mike did the unthinkable and flipped a once-Republican stronghold. His victory demonstrates that the people of the 49th Congressional District want responsible, intelligent leadership representing them in Congress and will no longer settle for representatives that only work for themselves.Come hear Mike speak and come honor Mike, as we celebrate his victory in the once-Republican bastion that is California's 49th Congressional District. The luncheon will take place at noon on April 26, 2019. The details are below. Join us! Tickets available here For additional information, contact Arturo Arestegui at info@dfoc.com or by calling (714)979-4436.

new Apr 27 Saturday 8am-4pm, Orange: 4th Annual Education & Ethnic Studies Summit @ Chapman University, 1 University Dr,
4th Annual Education & Ethnic Studies Summit: Ethnic Studies Community Movements: From Resistance to Policy. For more info and registration please reference this url:   https://events.chapman.edu/61796

New Apr 27 Saturday 9-10:30am, Costa Mesa: Coffee with Cottie/Earth Day Event @ Orange Coast College Recycling Center, 2701 Fairview Ave
Join Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris for an Earth Day event in partnership with OCC Recycling Center, Clothes for the Cause, Costa Mesa Sanitary District, and CR&R Environmental Services. Assemblywoman Petrie-Norris will give a legislative update about the importance of recycling, and provide an update on AB 65. Please donate new, clean, and/or slightly used clothes items in all sizes and for children and adults to Clothes for the Cause. You can also participate in Costa Mesa Sanitary District & CR&R Environmental Services Free Compost Giveaway. For more information or to RSVP, call (949) 251-0074 or visit asmdc.org/petrie-norris

New Apr 27 Saturday 10am-noon, Fullerton: Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development: Renters Protections Forum - Foro de Proteccion para Inquilinos @ Maple Elementary School Multipurpose Room 244 E Valencia Dr.
Learn together about potential solutions to the housing crisis in Anaheim! Please join OCCORD in inviting your neighbors in planning strategies and securing protections for renters at mobile parks and beyond! District 3 Councilmember Jose Moreno will also be joining the group for these important conversations! For more info, please contact Isela Lopez at rlopez@occord.org Foro de Protección para Inquilinos: Estrategias y leyes para mantener nuestras familias en nuestros hogares. Aprender juntos sobre soluciones potenciales a la crisis de vivienda en Anaheim. ABRIL 27 DEL 2019 DE 10 A 12 MEDIODIA EN LA ESCUELA PRIMARIA MAPE, 244 E VALENCIA DR, FULLERTON EN EL SALON DE MULTIUSOS ¡Únase a nosotros e invite a sus vecinos a planificar estrategias para garantizar la protección de los inquilinos en parques móviles y más allá! Concejal del Distrito 3 Doctor Jose Moreno estará con nosotros para esta junta importante. Para más información contacte con Isela Lopez, rlopez@occord.org

new Apr 27 Saturday 10am-3pm, San Juan Capistrano: First of Two Voter Registration/Community Events with Democratic Women of South OC @ Day of the Child Celebration, Stone Field Park, 31422 Camino Capistrano
Democratic Women of South OC have organized Voter Registration Volunteer Opportunities & Training. QUICK FACT: In 2004 (just 15 years ago!), the voter registration difference between Republicans and Democrats in OC was approximately 20%, (240,000 voters). Today that difference is less than 1%. So, only 9,300 new Democrats are needed to pass the number of Republicans in OC. Help meet the goal by signing up to volunteer at one/both upcoming Voter Registration/Community events. Very special guest - Congressman Mike Levin. 1st shift at Day of the Child Celebration: 10am - 12:30 p.m; 2nd shift: 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Second event for registration efforts: Sat, May 4th 2pm - 6pm. Cinco de Mayo Celebration, Max Berg Park, 1100 Calle Puente, San Clemente.  1st shift: 2pm - 4pm; 2nd shift: 4pm - 6pm. Pick a shift or work the entire day - whatever time you can give is appreciated! If you need Voter Registration training, sign up for one of the sessions scheduled below: Wed, Apr 10th  1pm- 2pm and Sat, Apr 20 1pm - 2pm. Both Voter Registration trainings will be held at Congressman Mike Levin's local office: 942 Calle Negocio, Ste 300, San Clemente. Text or call Lilia Deschuytter to sign-up for a shift or for voter registration training at 949-735-8272, or email her atllorens27@gmail.com

New Apr 27/28 Saturday/Sunday 10am-5pm, Garden Grove: Welead OC 2019 Spring Candidate Development Training @ Unite Here Local 11, 13252 Garden Grove Blvd.
WELead OC's three weekend, 6-day, in-depth political development training program focuses on educating and training women in all aspects of political campaigns, the tools required to prepare for and implement a run for elective office, working as professionals with political campaigns and developing activist/organizing skills. Participants must be registered as a Democrat as of January 1, 2019. Applicants must also be residents of Orange County. The political development training program is open to Progressive Democratic women interested in running for elective office in Orange County, Progressive Democratic women, Women of Color and women living in under-represented communities, interested in working on political campaigns and becoming Progressive activists. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THE 3 WEEKEND/6-DAY TRAINING. Registration link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7whW9cwOY36pdbrHuCPod31WXN1I0SFKd7O6dfY7R-iO3VQ/viewform  For questions and/or additional information: karen@weleadoc.com See also Apr 13/14 May 4/5

new Apr 27 Saturday 11:30am-1:30pm, Laguna Woods: Sanders 2020 Organizing Launch @ Address in gated community provided with RSVP
The Sanders 2020 campaign is having a massive national organizing launch for more than one million volunteers. Attend to receive the action plan to win the White House. This is for people who want to volunteer for the campaign including activities such as phone banking, text banking, canvassing, and / or hosting events.Please use the ticket link to RSVP no later than April 22. This will be hosted in a gated community and your name will need to be added to the list for the security gate. Address provided upon RSVP to the ticket link

New Apr 27 Saturday noon-4pm, Santa Ana: Health & Wellness Community Clinic @ 837 N Ross St
Join the OC Rapid Response Network at the first of three Community Wellness Clinics in OC. These clinics will center healing justice and provide different practices for self-care. The aim of the clinics are to center communities in OC who have been impacted by state violence (police brutality, deportation, incarceration). Organizers' intention and hope is that community members leave with new healing practices that they can use. The clinic content comes from an understanding that healing and self-care is not linear, but rather a process that is both individual and collective. Food will be provided.

New Apr 27 Saturday 1-2pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaboration: Protesting Hate @ Youth-on-the-Move, Inc Hqt1, 850 E 17th St #103
Join the group to prepare banners and flyers to hand out at the HB Pier to combat the ignorance of those marching against California's sanctuary status. Please carpool to HB! Parking is on 16th behind the building.

New Apr 27 Saturday 1:30pm, Laguna Niguel: ACLU People Power Meeting: Focus on Homelessness @ Private home, 24276 La Hermosa Ave
United Way, United Against Homelessness presentation, Homelessness 101. Topics: What is homelessness? What causes homelessness? What is homelessness in Orange County? Can this issue be solved?
Become familiar with approaches, philosophies, terminology of homelessness. Gain understanding of OC homelessness systems along with up to date statistics and practices. RSVP here

New Apr 27 Saturday 2-4pm, Huntington Beach: All Out to Oppose Hatred & White Supremacy! @ Huntington Beach Pier, 400 Pacific Coast Hwy
Racists, white supremacists, and just plain-ignorant haters are planning a rally to oppose California's Sanctuary State status on Apr 27. Their aim is to fuel more violence against communities of color by repeating Trump's lies about border emergencies, crime etc. Please join other supporters of CA's Sanctuary State Status to show the world California stands for justice, sanctuary and human decency.

New Apr 27 Saturday 6:30-7pm, Orange : Chapman Univ Performing Arts: She Kills Monsters—Pre-Show Lecture @ Chapman University, Studio Theatre, Moulton Hall Room 149
Join Chapman Univ Performng Arts for a free pre-show lecture with special guest speaker, including Laura Kanter, Director of Policy, Advocacy and Youth Programs, LGBT Center OC. Laura will discuss the political climate surrounding Tilly's teen life from the perspective of her own experiences as a teenager in the 1980s. (See also May 4)

New Apr 28 Sunday 11am-1:30pm, Fullerton: HB Huddle: Redistricting Commission Public Info Forum II @ Fullerton Police Department, Mural Room 237 W Commonwealth Ave,
The Orange County Board of Supervisors scheduled this year's Truth Forum shortly after the OC Sheriff made the unilateral decision to end it's ICE contract at the Musick immigrant jail. The board has done a terrible job at being transparent and has done the bare minimum in sharing how they have been profiting off of jailing immigrants. We will be there to let them know what their responsibility is to all the community that they have colluded to jail. They need to #FreeThemAll

New Apr 28 Sunday 11am-3pm, Santa Ana: Día del Niño/Children's Day @ Birch Park, 200 N. Ross St.
El Centro Cultural de México and El Día del Niño / The Day of the Child

New Apr 28 Sunday 12:30-3pm, Santa Ana: Lavender Dems Founding Meeting @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E. 4th. St.
Your one and only chance to be a Founding Member of the long overdue, much anticipated Lavender Democrats of OC, Orange County's new and only LGBT democrat club.

New Apr 28 Sunday 1-3pm, Fullerton: The Exiled Palestinians; North America Nakba Tour @ Titan Student Union, 800 North State College Boulevard
n 1948, Zionist militias drove out the inhabitants of Al-Zeeb. Mariam Fathalla, known respectfully as Umm Akram (mother of Akram), was one of them. More than half of all Palestinians were killed or expelled that year during what Palestinians call "the Nakba" or catastrophe.   Umm Akram has spent 71 years in a crowded makeshift refugee camp where she has raised three generations, all waiting to return to Palestine. She has lived through five Israeli invasions. She wants to meet you. So does Amena el Akshar the granddaughter of Nakba survivors who has known no home but a refugee camp. Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/443571383118217

New Apr 28 Sunday 2pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine Monthly Club Meeting @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Agenda: Special Guest Ada Briceño, Chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County and Co-Chair of Unite Here Local 11, a LA/OC workers union; Local issues updates from Irvine City Council Members Farrah Khan & Melissa Fox; Discussion about the Irvine City Council vacancy and updates on the city petition campaign by volunteers; DGI Bylaws updates, membership approval required: Bylaws are being updated to reflect new county party requirements and to clean up old provisions. Please see the proposed bylaws updates at this link. DGI Board Appointments: An interim treasurer, Ritesh Srivastava, and an interim vice chair, Kev Abazajian, have been appointed to fill board vacancies. Today there will be a brief special election for the board positions with open floor nominations. RSVP here

New Apr 28 Sunday 3-6:30pm, Irvine: In Commemoration of Earth Day: Voter Registration & Voter Outreach Training; Indivisible OC Outreach @ University Community Association Clubhouse, 4530 Sandburg Way
Can We Save Our Earth Home? Let's Learn How to Talk About Climate Change to Voters.   2:45-3:00 Doors Open   3:00-3:30 Registration and Self-Introductions   3:30-4:15 Registering and Talking to New Voters   4:15-4:45 Break and Team Forming   4:45-6:00 How Do We Talk to Voters Who Aren't Convinced About Climate Change?   6:00-6:30 Wrap Up and Clean Up!

New Apr 28,30 Sunday 8pm, Tuesday 3:15pm Newport Beach : Coastkeeper Presents "Sea of Shadows" @ Newport Beach Film Festival
Coastkeeper is partnering with the Newport Beach Film Festival to present "Sea of Shadows", a new documentary about fishing and conservation. What is "Sea of Shadows"? When Mexican drug cartels and Chinese traffickers join forces to poach the rare totoaba fish in the Sea of Cortez, their deadly methods threaten to destroy virtually all marine life in the region, including the most elusive and endangered whale species on Earth, the vaquita porpoise. Follow a team of brilliant scientists, high-tech conservationists, investigative journalists and courageous undercover agents as well as the Mexican Navy as they put their lives on the line to save the last remaining vaquitas and bring the vicious international crime syndicate to justice. Get your tickets Sun Apr 28, 8pm here and  Tues Apr 30, 3:15pm here  Info available at (714) 850-1965 | info@coastkeeper.org

New Apr 29 Monday 8am-noon, Laguna Beach: Diversity & The Creative Economy Symposium @ Montage Laguna Beach, 30801 S Coast Hwy
The Laguna Beach LGBTQ Heritage & Culture Alliance, along with Visionary Sponsor and real estate investment firm Laguna Beach Company, and Title Sponsor Bank of America, present Diversity and The Creative Economy, a symposium featuring international best-selling author and urbanist Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class and The New Urban Crisis. The event will provide a platform for community members, local business, civic, legislative, cultural, and educational leaders to discuss how inclusion and creativity can foster economic mobility and prosperity for OC. A portion of the event's proceeds will be donated to Laguna Beach Pride 365, Club Q Laguna at Laguna Beach Seniors, and The Blaze Bernstein Memorial Fund. The event will feature live musical performances from students at the Orange County School of the Arts, remarks by U.S. Congressman Harley Rouda, a keynote from Richard Florida, and a panel discussion featuring Richard Florida, Chris Tebbutt, Mo Honarkar, CEO, Laguna Beach Company, and Alex Rhodes, Diversity & Inclusion executive at Bank of America. A book signing and VIP roundtable will follow the event. General admission is $125 and includes complimentary breakfast. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information and tickets, visit https://lagunabeachlgbtqalliance.org/tickets-sponsorship or contact Chris Tebbutt at chris@lagunabeachlgbtqalliance.org.

New Apr 29-May 3 Monday-Friday, Irvine: Associated Students UCI, Students Advocating for Immigrant Rights and Equity, United Students Against Sweatshops: Immigration Awareness Week
ASUCI's Campus Climate Commission is working in collaboration with SAFIRE (Students Advocating for Immigrant Rights and Equity), the only undocumented-led student organization on UCI campus, and USAS at UCI (United Students Against Sweatshops), to proudly present IMMIGRATION AWARENESS WEEK. The organizations will host different events throughout the week of Apr 29 to May 3, 2019 surrounding immigrants, specifically undocumented immigrants. Schedule: 4/29 Mon: Undocu Queer Speaker 1pm-3pm, Doheny Beach A, UCI Student Center; 4/30 Tues: Undocu AAPI Speaker 1pm-3pm, Pacific Ballroom C, UCI Student Center; 5/1 Wed: March in Solidarity 11am-2pm, UCI Flagpoles, Lunch provided; 5/2 Thurs: Undocu Black Speaker 3:30pm-5:30pm, Newport A, UCI Student Center; 5/3 Fri: Staff/Faculty Letter Writing 12noon-2pm, SOAR MPR. The first 50 people to RSVP and attend one of the events throughout the week will receive a FREE Immigration Awareness Week shirt, custom made by an undocu-entrepreneur student alumni. Please RSVP here Link

new Apr 29 Monday 6:30-9pm, Mission Viejo: Region 18 (AD 73 & 74) Democratic State Convention Delegate's Meeting @ Norman Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way
Region 18 - Convention Meeting for OC state delegates from ADs 73 and 74. RSVP to PoliticalDeb@outlook.com is required due to limited seating. Please let Deborah L Skurnik at PoliticalDeb@outlook.com know what you will be bringing to share for potluck. Main course, Salad, Dessert, Drink (soda, ice tea, lemonade, etc.). Guest Speakers will include CDP Chair Candidates Kimberly Ellis, Dusty Hicks and Daraka Larismore-Hall.

New Apr 30 Tuesday 6-8pm, Laguna Beach: Protect Laguna Beach Summit @ Neighborhood Congregational Church Laguna Beach, 340 St Anns Dr
This community meeting involves 15+ Laguna Beach groups and organizations to discuss development and environmental issues in the Village. This event is free. Light refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Everyone is welcome and organizers look forward to seeing you at this meeting.


MAY

New May 1 Wednesday 9am, Orange: OC Labor Federation Annual May Day March & Rally @ IBEW Local #441, 309 N Rampart St #M
Join the OC Labor Fed on International Worker's Day for a march and rally. Stand united with union brothers and sisters to continue to fight for equality, fairness, respect and dignity for all workers.  Schedule: 9am: Meet; 10am: March; 11am: Rally at UCI Medical Center; 12pm: Lunch. Free parking at OC Labor Federation. Please contact office to RSVP at 714/385-1534.

new May 1 Wednesday 4-7pm, Santa Ana: OC May Day Collective march for human rights and workers rights @ Sasscer Park, Ross & Santa Ana Blvd.
Join us as we march for human rights and workers rights! Bring your signs and your voice and lets represent our issues and campaigns.

May 2-3 Thursday 10am-Friday 5pm, Fullerton: Decolonizing Climate Policy: An Interactive Workshop @ Fullerton College, 321 E Chapman Ave
Public discourse regarding climate change in OC is often scarce. Yet, there has been a glimmer of hope on the horizon for climate, and it bears the yellow flag of the Sunrise Movement. Young people across the United States have begun to demand political leaders draft a “Green New Deal,” an umbrella term for a sweeping set of policies that aim to fight climate change and economic inequality based loosely on F.D.R.'s New Deal. By providing a historical context for environmental justice issues in North OC, participants will gain valuable insight into the colonial processes that created the climate crisis. The goal of this workshop is to inspire students to act on climate by creating environmental policy while rejecting settler colonial politics. During this session, participants may discuss how to promote sustainable economic development with indigenous communities and disadvantaged communities of color. Keywords: Climate Action, Environmental Policy, Decolonization, Permaculture, Civic Engagement.

New May 2 Thursday 6-9pm, Fountain Valley: Asian Americans Rising Launch Party @ Baker's Parkside Grill at Mile Square Park, 10410 Edinger Ave
2018 was a historic year for OC and the Asian American community played a key role in several local, state, and federal electoral races. Join Asians Rising for the official launch of Asian Americans Rising PAC, established to continue this momentum and advance Asian American representation, advocacy, community and political engagement in OC. Come meet and mingle with some of the OC's most influential business and community leaders and learn how you can be a part of Asian Americans Rising. The Honorable John Chiang, CA's 33rd State Treasurer, will attend as a special guest. There is limited capacity. Tickets are $25 and are sold on a first come first serve basis. Purchase tickets here

New May 2 Thursday 6:45-8:45pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC General Meeting: Cities Resist with Long Beach Mayor Garcia @ Congregation B'nai Tzedek, 9669 Talbert Ave
DCWOC is pleased to welcome Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia to discuss “How Cities Can Fight the Trump Agenda.” This is an opportunity to learn more about contemporary city government in action, innovative ideas and practices, and lessons for OC and beyond. Long Beach is a diverse collection of neighborhoods, populations, and industries comprising CA's 7th largest city. It is home to the second busiest container port in the United States and a leader in progressive development and ideals. In Nov Long Beach will proudly host the CA State Democratic Party Convention. Mayor Garcia was born in Lima, Peru and is the first in his family to attend college. He earned his B.A. in Communication Studies and his Doctorate in Education from CA State University, Long Beach, as well as an MA in Communication Management from the Univ of Southern California. Mayor Garcia is the 28th mayor of Long Beach--and its youngest, first Latino, and first openly gay mayor. He was reelected for his second term in office in 2018 by nearly 80% of voters. He has been labeled a cheerleader and a pragmatist for his city. He identifies himself as: "Educator. DC Comics Geek. Optimist." DCWOC includes Fountain Valley, Huntington & Sunset Beach, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Midway City, Cypress, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and Rossmoor. Doors open at 6:30. Program at 7. Membership encouraged, but not required. Refreshments served. Ample parking behind the building. For info call Phil at 310-871-2083.

New May 2 Thursday 7-8pm, Huntington Beach: Congressional Communit: Inaugural Meeting @ Golden West College Library, 250 Community Rm, 15744 Goldenwest St
This is the first meeting of the Huntington Beach Congressional Community, a non-partisan effort seeking to increase communication between citizens and their Representatives by adding a voluntary structure to every Congressional district. Complimentary parking passes now available for those who attend. Passes will be sent out a week in advance of the event to those who RSVP on Eventbrite. If you did not RSVP but are attending, please email info@congressionalcommunities.org To find out more, visit website at CongressionalCommunities.org, or email  info@congressionalcommunities.org Free to attend. All are welcome

New May 3 Friday 8am-5pm, Irvine : Sustainability Symposium- Bridges OC 2019 @ Univ of CA Irvine, Div of Continuing Education, Bldg 8, 510 E Peltason Dr
Join United Nations Association OC for a full day of connection and collaboration, insights and innovation. Keynote speaker: Randy Shaw, Exec Director, Tenderloin Housing Clinic. 2019 Topics include: Affordable Housing, Transportation, Risk & Resilience, Food Insecurity & Food Waste. Informative presentations by leading researchers, civic leaders and industry trendsetters. NETWORK ACROSS DISCIPLINES Community leaders, policy developers, building industry professionals, academic researchers, and other community leaders. RSVP here by Fri April 26 for lunch and parking info for this event.

New May 3 Friday 7pm-2am, Anaheim: OC LGBT Pride: Pride Is Love Cabaret & Silent Auction @ Decades Bar & Grill, 195 W Center Street Promenade
Join Orange County LGBT Pride for a night of live music, drinks, and delicious food. Come watch some of Southern California's best singers as they bring to life some of your favorite music, while reminding you that PRIDE IS LOVE. Enjoy celebrating Pride's 30th Anniversary, with permances til 10pm, dancing til 2am, and a silent auction  filled with great items that you will NOT want to miss out on! Tickets for this event are $20 pre-sale and $30 at the door. Purchase here and all proceeds go to benefit Orange County LGBT Pride, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization.

New May 4-5 Saturday 9:30am-Sunsay 6pm, Irvine: The Second Feminist Armenian Studies Workshop Gendering Resistance and Revolution @ UCI Humanities Instructional Bldg 110, UCI
The two-day interdisciplinary workshop/conference - free and open to the public - will feature fifteen participants, four panels, a roundtable, and a public discussion organized by FemARC (Feminist Armenian Research Collective). Speakers and roundtable participants will focus on resistance and revolution from gender-centered perspectives. What constitutes activism, resistance, and/or revolution through various modalities? How is resistance gendered? How does resistance by gender-conforming and gender-non-conforming individuals or collectives challenge hegemonic and dominant analytical paradigms? Through an engagement with
varied methodologies and approaches, participants will rethink and reframe women's activism, (in)visibility, (re)presentation, resistance and revolution in the multilocal Armenian experience from the nineteenth century through the Velvet revolution to today. Organizers: Dr. Houri Berberian, UCI; Dr. Melissa Bilal, American University of Armenia; Dr. Lerna Ekmekçioğlu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Sponsors: Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian Studies, Vahe and Armine Meghrouni Lecture Series. Co-sponsors: Department of History, Armenian International Women's Association (AIWA), National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)/Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Topics. Start time on May 4-9:30am, May 5-10:am; end time May 5-6pm.

New May 4 Saturday 10am-12:30pm, Anaheim: ACLU of So California: We The People: Take the Power Back @ Anaheim Central Library, 500 W Broadway
California has a deadly problem with policing. California police kill more people than any other state, and there are enormous racial disparities. That's why ACLU So CA is working to pass AB 392, a bill in the CA Legislature to stop police from using deadly force when they have other options. By holding police to a higher standard, this common-sense change to the law will make the difference between life and death. Too many families are left shattered by police violence. Many of these killings are senseless and preventable. Police should never use deadly force unless absolutely necessary. But right now, California law lets police kill even if deadly force isn't required. Last year, this bill was stalled in the legislature by the big law enforcement lobby. It's time to take the power back and demand more from police and elected representatives. Join the movement of everyday individuals who are committed to bring an end to this death toll. Get informed, get organized and let's jump into action. Breakfast and snacks will be provided. Register for the event here

New May 4 Saturday 11am-2:30pm, Santa Ana: NWPC OC Tour of WISEPlace Shelter for Women @ Women, Inspired, Supported, Empowered Place, 1411 N Broadway
Join NWPC OC for a tour of WISEPlace, a shelter for women. Visit the WISEPlace website to learn more about how they help unaccompanied homeless women. https://www.wiseplace.org/event/learning-session-and-tour/ Dr. David Snow, the lead researcher on the UCI Study on the Cost of Homelessness to the community will be discussing the topic: How Did I Get Here? Women and Homelessness. Jenny Rodin, a Graduate of WISEPlace will share her story. Please arrive by 10:45 am for the 11 am tour. The shelter is in need of the following items for the residents: Uber, Lyft, Kohl's, Target, and Walmart gift cards.

New May 4/5 Saturday/Sunday 10am-5pm, Garden Grove: Welead OC 2019 Spring Candidate Development Training @ Unite Here Local 11, 13252 Garden Grove Blvd.
WELead OC's three weekend, 6-day, in-depth political development training program focuses on educating and training women in all aspects of political campaigns, the tools required to prepare for and implement a run for elective office, working as professionals with political campaigns and developing activist/organizing skills. Participants must be registered as a Democrat as of January 1, 2019. Applicants must also be residents of Orange County. The political development training program is open to Progressive Democratic women interested in running for elective office in Orange County, Progressive Democratic women, Women of Color and women living in under-represented communities, interested in working on political campaigns and becoming Progressive activists. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THE 3 WEEKEND/6-DAY TRAINING. Registration link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7whW9cwOY36pdbrHuCPod31WXN1I0SFKd7O6dfY7R-iO3VQ/viewform  For questions and/or additional information: karen@weleadoc.com See also Apr 13/14 Apr 27/28

New May 4 Saturday 12:15pm, Anaheim: Anaheim Democrats Meeting with Norberto Santana, Voice of OC @ Haskett Branch Library, 2650 W Broadway
Join Anaheim Democrats to hear from Norberto Santana, award-winning online journalist and publisher of the Voice of OC, and Ada Briceno, Chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County. You do not have to be a club member to attend. All Democrats are welcome.

New May 4 Saturday 1:30-3:30pm, Irvine: Town Hall with Rep. Katie Porter and Rep. Harley Rouda @ Lakeview Senior Center, 20 Lake Rd,
Join the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Community for its Community Town Hall with Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) and Congressman Harley Rouda (CA-48) to discuss immigration and interaction with law enforcement at the local and federal level. Come and share your questions and concerns. Moderated by Duraid Antone and co-sponsored by WAVE and ACLU Southern California. Please RSVP for this free/public event at adcocounty@gmail.com.

New May 4 Saturday 6pm-midnight, Irvine: The LGBT Center OC's Indigo Ball @ Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Rd
Indigo Ball is the LGBT Center OC's opportunity not only to celebrate the Center's impact in the community, but to also recognize upstanding community members who have contributed to the empowerment, advocacy, and support of LGBTQ individuals in OC and beyond.The color indigo represents service to humanity. This powerful color is sincere and dignified, devoting passion to protecting the rights of others. A persistent fight for justice and protection strongly resonates with the mission statement at the LGBT Center of OC. As the only LGBT Center in all of OC, the organization takes a staunch stance in defense and support of all members of the LGBTQ community. Indigo Ball is a night of reflection and celebration, sharing the Center's passion so that all can join in this service to humanity. Torchbearer honorees include Jeanne and Gideon Bernstein, who have been vital to LGBTQ advocacy and awareness with the #BlazeItForward movement.  John Whelan and Brad Prescott, two of the community's largest supporters on both an individual and organizational level will be honoered. If you're interested in sponsorship, ad space, or a Brad Brafford birthday shout-out for the Indigo Ball program, please contact: Jasmine Rara at jasmine.rara@lgbtcenteroc.org  Purchase tickets here

New May 4 Saturday 6:30-7pm, Orange: Chapman Univ Performing Arts: She Kills Monsters—Pre-Show Lecture @ Chapman University, Studio Theatre, Moulton Hall Room 149
Join Chapman Univ Performing Arts for a free pre-show lecture with Panelists from the local chapter of PFLAG, an organization dedicated to promoting a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. (See also Apr27)

[Cancelled] May 5 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC: meeting CANCELLED
Due to unforseen circumstances, the Green Party of Orange County's MAY 5 meeting has been CANCELLED.   Sorry for the inconvenience. We'll see you next month on June 2.

New May 5 Sunday 3-5pm, Newport Beach: OC Alliance for Just Change: Mobilizing to End Homelessness @ St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd.
We invite all to join us for the final forum of our 2018-2019 series on ending homelessness in Orange County. Come hear an incredible panel of speakers discuss how to mobilize using law, politics, social media, grassroots organizing, and faith-based communities.  Additional details: facebook.com/events/279620549583811

New May 8 Wednesday 6-8pm, Fullerton: Resilience OC: Sanctuary, Local Entanglements and Political Landscape @ Fullerton College, 321 E. Chapman Ave.
In partnership with Fullerton Community College, the OC Rapid Response Network, will host 5 Leadership and Skill Building trainings in Fullerton. These trainings will provide an overview of immigration issues and community defense tools. he training topics will range from know your rights, legal rights & advocacy, emergency preparedness planning and participatory defense. They will consist of presentations, videos, discussions, and role playing. By attending one or all of the sessions, participants will get a deeper understanding how immigration enforcement is taking place in the county as well as learn tools and skills to defend their families and community. Additional details: facebook.com/events/294708124812769

New May 8 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats: Media & Politics @ Chapter One: the modern local, 227 N Broadway
Join OCYD and reporters from the Voice of OC & KPCC for a discussion on the role of media in politics, journalism in the digital era, and how we can all work to protect the First Amendment. As always, there will be plenty of time for mixing & mingling

New May 8 Wednesday 7-9pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd AD Democratic Alliance May Meeting @ IAM District 725, 5402 Bolsa Ave.
Guest Speaker Josh Lowenthal

New May 9 Thursday 6-8pm, Newport Beach: Katrina Foley for State Senate: Mingle, Music & Margaritas @ 526 Santa Ana Ave.
Join friends for a fabulous evening of mingling, margaritas & music at the home of Javier Vasquez. suggested individual contribution $37 - $100 students $10 RSVP Carina Franck (714) 675-3653 Foley4Senate@gmail.com

New May 9 Thursday 6:30pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: Kim Carr, HB City Council @ Summerlane Clubhouse, 5245 Foxglove
City Council Member Kim Carr will join Huntington Beach Huddle to share her vision for the city.

New May 9 Thursday 7-8pm, Orange : Prayer Vigil for Our Immigrant Brothers and Sisters @ Sacred Heart Chapel, 480 S Batavia St
Join the Sisters of St. Joseph Orange to come together in prayer honoring the journey of migrant brothers and sisters who have been detained and those waiting to have their case heard. In particular, the group will be praying for migrant mothers and their children as they are remembered on Mother's Day.

New May 10 Friday 6pm, Costa Mesa: OC League of Conservation Voters 20th Annual Environmental Leadership Awards Dinner @ Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Drive
OCLCV will honor HB Huddle for Environmental Political Activist Organization Award, Aaron McCall for Environmental Political Activist Award and Surfrider Foundation Ocean Friendly Restaurant Programfor Environmental Business Program Award. Please RSVP by May 3. To reserve your seats, please mail your check by May 3. The cost is $90 per person. After May 3, the cost is $105 per person. No tickets at the door without prior RSVP. If you are unable to attend, but wish to donate, it would be greatly appreciated. Please make checks payable to: Orange County League of Conservation Voters, P.O. Box 1303
Huntington Beach, CA 92647. Questions? Contact Kathleen Shanfield kshanfield@aol.com  OCLCV'S annual fundraiser is designed to raise funds for local candidates that support environmental protection and conservation of our natural resources.

New May 11 Saturday 9-11am, Yorba Linda: Democratic Party of OC Fundraiser: The Power of Women Making Waves @ Yorba Linda Country Club, 19400 Mountain View Ave
Join the Democratic Party of OC and Chair Ada Briceno to help raise money for Orange County Democrats. The event will highlight the importance of getting more young women involved in politics and several donation levels will help encourage the next generation of female leaders and activists. Become a Sponsor: Your sponsorship will include recognition in the program and special seating. $1,000 - Leader: Includes admission plus 5 additional tickets for 14-21 year-old young women interested in politics; $500 - Partner: Includes admission plus 3 additional tickets for 14-21 year-old young women interested in politics; $250 - Supporter: Includes admission plus 2 additional tickets for 14-21 year-old young women interested in politics; $125 - Friend - Includes admission plus 1 additional ticket for 14-21 year-old young woman interested in politics; $30 - Sponsor a Young Woman, Purchase a discounted ticket for a local young woman to attend the event; $25 - Inspirational Quote: Your favorite inspirational quote included in the program. Please submit inspirational quotes to Alex Gilliland at alex@ocdemocrats.org by May 6 to be included in the program. Early Bird pricing expires April 24, 2019. To purchase a table of 10, please contact Caryn Puma at (714) 634-3367 or caryn@ocdemocrats.org.To purchase by check, please make check payable to: Democratic Party of Orange County and mail to: DPOC, 1916 W Chapman Ave, Orange CA 92868. Early Bird Ticket (Through April 24) $40.00 each. Regular Ticket (April 25 - May 11) $55.00 each. Purchase tickets through ActBlue here

New May 11 Saturday 6pm, Santa Ana: Shoshana Zuboff-The Age of Surveillance Capitalism @ OC Museum of Art, 1661 W Sunflower Ave
Presented in partnership with the Creative and Cultural Industries program in the Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Chapman University. Join Shoshana Zuboff for a fascinating talk about the unprecedented form of power called “surveillance capitalism” and the quest by corporations to predict and control behavior. In the current age of social media and smart devices, people are under 24-hour surveillance. From the time they wake up using their phone's alarm to the dinner eaten on a Yelp search, data on private human experience is constantly being collected and sold—often with consent.  Zuboff shines a light on this invisible yet pervasive force that knows everything about users, while they know very little about it.  If you tweet, post, shop, drive, sleep, or eat, this is an essential conversation that will likely change the way you think about these seemingly quotidian activities.  After all, it's not just privacy that is threatened by surveillance capitalism, but democracy itself. Zuboff is a professor emerita of the Harvard Business School and author of the influential books, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power and In the Age of Smart Machine: The Future of Work and Power. Doors will open at 6pm for complimentary wine reception and a chance to see OCMA's new exhibitions featuring Pacific Rim-based artists whose work explores global issues of power, control, and corporate influence.  Following the talk, Zuboff will sign books. 7 pm: Talk + Q&A8 pm: Book signing. Event is free https://www.ocmaexpand.org/events/shoshana-zuboff-the-age-of-surveillance-capitalism

New May 12 Sunday 4-6pm, Santa Ana: Our Revolution OC @ El Indio Botanas Y Cerveza, 309 W 3RD ST.
Issue Platform- Updates (25 mins). Healthcare is a Human Right- Healthy California Campaign. Green New Deal- Green New Deal SoCal Coalition. Get Money Out of Politics- SB 47 Disclose Act. A Living Wage. Housing is a Human Right- OC United to End Homelessness. Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/783306558706466/

New May 13,15 Monday,Wednesday 10am-1pm, Santa Ana: Mobilize America Voter Registration Drive @ Eruo Caffee 3950 Bristol
Two dates to choose from for voter registration effort to keep Harley Rouda and Katie Porter in Congress. For info on Katie Porter's campaign for Congressional District 45, visit https://katieporter.com/. For info on Harley Rouda's campaign, visit Harley Rouda's campaign in Congressional District 48, visit https://www.harleyforcongress.com/

New May 13 Monday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC: Climate Change-The Biggest Threat to Our Planet with Kevin de Leon @ San Juan Hills Golf Club, 3120 San Juan Creek Rd
Last month, Senator Kevin de León and former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger launched a major initiative to eliminate tailpipe emissions, California's largest source of planet-warming greenhouse gas pollution. Read the LA Times article about the initiative here. Click here to read LA Times article about the billions of dollars the U.S. could save if it adapts proactively to climate change, according to a new report by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Other speakers we will hear from are Selina Anderson - Public Programs Coordinator, Ocean Institute in Dana Point, Jackson Hinkle - Member of Nancy Pelosi's Youth Council and the Sunrise Movement. Moderator will be Senator Josh Newman. Topics include: Latest data on climate change, Harmful actions by the Trump Administration, Effect on our oceans, More extreme weather, New Green Deal, Eliminating tailpipe emmisions. Click here for tickets.

New May 13 Monday 7-8:30pm, Anaheim: Housing is a Human Right @ Universalist Unitarian Church in Anaheim, 511 Harbor Blvd
Each week, Peacebuilders OC discusses 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 training. *To see the schedule for the meetings, refer to the calendar at website: summerofthepeople.org

New May 14 Tuesday 4-7:30pm, Irvine: Climate Action Campaign; Irvine City Council Meeting: We Support a Climate Action Plan @ City of Irvine City Hall, 1 Civic Center Plz
4:00pm Rally begins outside Irvine City Hall 6:30pm (approximate) Public comment begins, Irvine residents encouraged to fill out a public speaking card and give a brief public comment in favor of a Climate Action Plan and Community Choice Energy. Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/600864550414354/

New May 14 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Brea: People for Housing - OC YIMBY; The Housing Crisis: What Can We Do? @ Brea Civic Center, Level 2, Community Room B
We've priced a generation out of housing in California, and a younger generation is now seriously impacted by housing instability. When will we take action? Come join the discussion, where we'll break down the realities and discuss bold solutions. We CAN make a difference.

New May 15 Wednesday 4pm, Irvine: Catching Your Breath: How Climate Change Can Alter the Microbiome You Inhale @ Crystal Cove Auditorium, UC Irvine Student Center, 311 W Peltason Dr
A UCI BioSci lecture featuring, Kathleen K Treseder, Ph.D., Professor Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UCI. Reception to follow the lecture at 5pm. Free and open to the public. Registration requested here

New May 15 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Anaheim: Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development and UNITE HERE Local 11; Community Forum: Fair Lease for Angel's Stadium @ Katella High School, 2200 E Wagner Ave.
Join us as we vision together to stop the giveaways to billionaires and put residents first at this Community Forum and Educational event! We will be planning how to make sure Anaheim residents and workers benefit from our stadium by advocating for a better deal for Angel's Stadium. Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/596747817468337/

New May 16 Thursday 6pm, Santa Ana: ACLU People Power: OC Know Your Sheriff & Sheriff's Dept Workshop #3 @ Xerox Centre, 1851 E First St (First Floor Conf Rm)
Workshop #3: Orange County Jails. Join the ACLU of Southern California and Orange County Racial Justice Collaborative for workshop #3 of this public education workshop series about the role and power of a sheriff and sheriff department operations. This workshop will focus on conditions of confinement and the rights of people who are incarcerated and detained in OC's adult jail facilities. Directions to event: Parking is available in the structure adjacent to Xerox Centre. If you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact Daisy Ramirez at dramirez@aclusocal.org Register here

New May 16 Thursday 6:30pm, Long Beach: Long Beach Area Peace Network Meeting @ 425 Atlantic Ave
Proposed Agenda: Introductions: Remind attendees that LBAPN is a network of different groups and individuals, and each person should identify the one group they will report to or believe is their best connection.  Select a timekeeper Consent Agenda (Suggested action: Approve). Minutes; Treasury Report $3511.49; Action Items: Sponsoring a workshop on White Allyship;  Current state legislation: 2 Housing bills, Police related bills;  Organizing for 2020—4 circles; LB Rising organizing training; LB Rising power analysis workshop on community benefits; Old Business: May Day march; Counter demonstration re white supremacy; Palm trees and herons; RAP report; Announcements.

New May 16 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Orange : Sisters of St Joseph Orange Speaker Series 2019: Choosing Clean Energy @ St Joseph Center, Mother Louis Room, 480 S Batavia St
Speaker: Robin Ganahl, Organizer with Climate Action Campaign. Robin will speak on Climate Action Campaign's work in San Diego and Orange counties to address the Climate Crisis through building community support for local policy change. She will discuss policies like Community Choice Energy that can be implemented today as a local action to address our urgent need for sustainability and how community members can help move those policies forward. Visit this link to download the flyer for more information http://csjorange.org/ministries/justice-center/upcoming-events/speaker-series The 2019 Speaker Series is focused on raising awareness about the climate change crisis and how it can affect everyone in the years ahead. The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report makes clear that there are only a few years to act to protect our “common home” from the devastating effects of climate change. This Speaker Series will provide opportunities for conversation and involvement through action and/or advocacy.

New May 16 Thursday 7-9:30pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace and Justice Coalition Film Discussion @ Saint Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave
Bring a DVD you would like to share! The group will decide which film to watch from the DVDs brought that night then have a discussion after the film. More info at: http://www.whittierpeace.org/index.htm#FilmDiscussion

New May 17 Friday 10am-2pm, Irvine: Select Committee on Student Debt Informational Hearing Plus Student Loan Debt Workshop @ UC Irvine School of Law 401 E Peltason Dr, EDU 1121 Robinson Court Rm and EDU 1111
Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris has been appointed, by The Speaker of the Assembly, to be, Chair of the Select Committee on Student Debt and is hosting a hearing that will collaborate with fellow committee members, colleagues in the Legislature and advocates to make sure student borrowers have a shot at the future they deserve. She is hosting this event along with NextGen Policy, Consumer Law Clinic at UCI and the Associated Students of the University of California, Irvine (ASUCI). In California alone, there exists $134.3 billion in total outstanding debt, with an average student debt balance of $35,517. The severity of the student debt crisis demands attention and this hearing aims to find real solutions for the 44 million borrowers struggling with debt. A panel of experts and individual borrowers will share their experiences with barriers created by rising student debt levels in an effort to identify opportunities for policy solutions. Also: Free Student Loan Debt Workshop, with the assistance of the Student Debt Crisis and NextGen Policy. A light lunch will be provided in Classroom EDU 1111

new May 17-19 Friday noon-Sunday 2pm, Garden Grove: 72nd Annual League of United Latin American Citizens State Convention "Building Bridges for Unity" @ Delta Hotels, 12021 Harbor Blvd
For complete info on packages and agenda, visit eventbrite.com/e/california-lulac-state-convention-2019-tickets-55432307524

New May 18 Saturday 8am-1:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club Supports Love Costa Mesa! @ Newport Mesa Church, 2599 Newport Blvd
Calling all volunteers! The CM DEM Club is forming a crew to support one of the many community service projects in this positive, non-partisan and worthwhile event. Please go to the projects page at LoveCostaMesa.org, and respond ASAP which project most calls to you. Event schedule: 8am Registration and Kick-off Rally; 9am-12pm Working on service projects; 12pm Lunch and celebration.

New May 18 Saturday 10-10:30am, Huntington Beach: Hands Across The Sand @ Huntington Beach Fire Pits, Newland Ave and PCH
Join hands with Surfrider and Oceana Southern CA in opposition to new offshore oil and gas drilling in the Pacific Ocean. The current administration is moving forward with plans to increase oil and gas drilling in the Federal waters of the Pacific Ocean. People must now stand together and show strong opposition! Over 90 cities on the West Coast have passed resolutions to oppose the Presidential Executive order to expand offshore drilling, and an Alliance of over 2,800 businesses have come together in opposition. Special Guest Speakers: Laura Oatman, District Director for Congressman Harley Rouda, Vipe Desai, Founding member of the Business Alliance for Protecting the Pacific, Nancy Downes, Campaign Director for Oceana. More details coming soon! Volunteers / Donated Services Needed:  Event Set-Up, Organizing the Line-Up, Drone Footage, Event Photography, Posting on social media, Event Break-Down. The entrance to location is Newland Ave and Pacific Coast Highway. Tell the gate attendant you are participating in the Surfrider Foundation beach clean-up - you should be offered free parking. On the Facebook Event page, you should be able to click on the location to open up a map. When you enter you will be looking for both Oceana and Surfrider Foundation signs and banners. For updates, see Facebook events page https://www.facebook.com/events/356581724981832/

New May 18 Saturday 10am, Costa Mesa: Pulling Together - Restoration at Fairview Park @ Fairview Park, 2501 Placentia Ave
Join the Fairview Park Alliance and City staff to pull invasive plants and restore natives. Get your hands dirty working to restore and clean-up Fairview Park! Tools will be provided, but bring gloves, hat, sunscreen, and water. Sign up at LoveCostaMesa.org. Click on Projects and select "Pulling Together - Restoration at Fairview Park."

New May 18 Saturday 11:30am-1:30pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: Ready To Mobilze for 2020? @ Euro Cafe, 5402 Bolsa Ave
Join HB Huddle to welcome Nathan Searcy, GOTV Director for the 2018 Harley Rouda campaign and Josh Lowenthal, Candidate for CA AD 72 in 2018 (and 2020?) Find out what went right in 2018 and what is needed to keep the Blue Wave rolling in 2020.  Optional Potluck bring a dish or just bring yourself.

New May 18 Saturday 1:15pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State OC: Rhett Kuseski From Atheism to Seminary and Back Again @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave
Rhett will share his secular and spiritual journey as a young active atheist who later converted to Christianity in college. After attending and graduating from seminary, he had a falling out with the church. Having had a profound born again Christian experience he will talk about the psychology of his conversation and de-conversion and share insights into worldview shifts and why some might be more susceptible to them than others. He will discuss how his experience relates to the separation of church and state. Rhett is a member of the AU-OC steering committee and Vice President of the Humanist Association of OC. Socializing at 1:45; meeting at 1:45. Plenty of parking and no charge for admission. Contact www.au-oc.org, mail@au-oc.org, 714/299-4551.

New May 18 Saturday 7pm, Huntington Beach: Democratic Party of OC: Preserve Orange County's Historic Victories @ Private Home Address Provided with RSVP
Please join DPOC to defend Democrats' historic victories and ensure wins in 2020. Congressman Gil Cisneros will provide an update on Democrats' work in Washington, D.C. Event sponsors will attend an exclusive happy hour with Congressman Cisneros before the general reception. For info on pricing, sponsor opportunties and to purchase your tickets at  https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ochistoricvictories

New May 19 Sunday 2pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine: 'Standing With Immigrants' panel discussion @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
We're welcoming several guest experts to discuss immigration issues and the status of Orange County's contract with ICE. The panel is moderated by Jennifer Lee Koh (immigration lawyer & law professor), featuring Tim Burns (immigration advocate), Erik Garcia (ACLU immigration policy advocate), and Guerline Jozef (immigrant rights activist).

New May 19 Sunday 2-5pm, Fountain Valley: OC Peace Coalition Peacemaker Awards Banquet @ Claim Jumper Restaurants, 18050 Brookhurst St.
It is time for us to come together and lift up the good work being done for Peace by exceptional leaders in Orange County.   Orange County Peace Coalition is proud to announce:   Peacemaker of the Year: Tim Houchen - Hope for Restoration   Person of Conscience: Hussam Ayloush - CAIR   Lifetime of Service: Jan Meslin - Freedom for Immigrants   Rising Star: Jackson Hinkle - Uprising Peace Activist
$30 Donation to attend. Pay at the door or mail your check to: OCPC 775 Havana Ave. Long Beach. CA 90804For more information, contact Pat 562-833-8035 mfsooc@earthlink.net or Ed 714-317-3969 esewolfie@gmail.

New May 19 Sunday 3-5pm, Laguna Beach: Women for American Values & Ethics: Light the Way for Change @ Laguna Beach High School Artists Theater, 625 Park Ave.
EARLY TICKET PURCHASE ADVISED: wave4all.org. Please join us for a unique afternoon of guest speakers and musical performances highlighting intolerance and violence to create a kinder world honoring human rights & dignity for all. Additional details: facebook.com/events/335394383999426

New May 19 Sunday 6:15-8:30pm, Irvine: Together We Will OC Know Your Rights: 1st Amendment Assemblies and Criminal Defense @ The IRWD Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Please join us for this important training on your free speech rights, and how to defend and protect them in a peaceful public assembly. We will have legal experts from the ACLU, the National Lawyers Guild, and Bird Law Group speaking on 1st amendment protections, the NLG's role as legal observers, and next steps for criminal defense in case of unlawful detention. Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/418693552197474

New May 20 Monday 3-6pm, Santa Ana: California Alliance for Retired Americans Bingo Fundraiser @ Chapter One: the modern local, 227 N Broadway
Join CARA play BINGO, have some fun, and raise funds for the group's efforts to unite retired workers and community groups to win social and economic justice, full civil rights, and a better, more secure future for retired Americans, their families, and future generations. Great prizes and 50/50 drawing. Admission $10; includes 4 cards (extra cards available for purchase). Parking structure available across the street.  RSVP to Tish Leon 714-401-8312 or lety.leon1951@gmail.com. For more information about CARA visit website: www.californiaalliance.org.

New May 21 Tuesday noon-1:30pm, Huntington Beach/Irvine: Stop the Bans
Huntington Beach Pier, PCH and Main St
Sand Canyon Ave & Alton Parkway (between Hoag and Kaiser Hospitals)
This Tuesday, May 21st at noon local time at statehouses, town squares, and courthouses across the nation, people will show up to speak out and fight back against this unconstitutional attempt to gut Roe and punish women. Together the message will be: Stop the bans. Please join the members of Tuesdays With-out Dana to participate in the national protest to preserve a women's Right to make her own healthcare decisions. Bring your signs & your voice. There will be Handmaidens and extra Handmaiden costumes (come early to get one). Here is the national link to RSVP https://act.indivisible.org/event/register-stop-the-bans-day-of-action/141145/host/?action_id=3819102&akid=.82100.TkgZjB&ar=1&email=&event_updated%3Asuccess=1&form_name=act&rd=1&taf=1&updated=1 (See also May 21)

New May 21 Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm, Santa Ana: Big Ideas: Revolutionary Subjects in Action @ Centro Comunitario De Educación, Chapman University in Santa Ana, 216 N. Broadway
Revolutionary Subjects in Action: Chicanx and Mexican Women Activists Share their stories of hope and struggle   Dr. Lilia Monzó, Chapman University, Attallah College of Educational Studies   Dr. Lilia Monzó will do a brief introduction about what constitutes a revolutionary subject and that they are made not born. This is followed by a panel of Mexican and Chicanx women who exemplify activism inspired by hope. The panel includes: Martha Sánchez, Marisol Ramírez, and Cheyenne Reynoso.   Big Ideas is a free, public lecture series exploring the depths of Mexican and Mexican-American culture by top academics in the fields of Mexican Studies, Religious Studies, and Music, leading to the Heartbeat of Mexico festival at Chapman University from May 23-26, 2019.   The series is generously supported by Leatherby Libraries, Hilbert Museum, and Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

New May 21 Tuesday 5:30pm, Irvine: Stop the Bans! Protect Women's Right to Control Their Own Health Care! @ Corner of Culver Drive & Alton Parkway
For those who work during the day and can't meet at noon, we are adding an early evening demonstration against the bans! Join us at 5:30 pm at our usual Irvine location at Culver Drive and Alton Parkway. Bring signs, costumes, energy, friends and co-workers to say we will not go back to the wire hanger days that I, for one, can remember and we fought so hard to end. At 6:30, as we end our demonstration, those who can and wish to, are invited to a nearby eating place (TBD) for supper and an informal meeting to discuss further events. act.indivisible.org/event/attend-stop-the-bans-day-of-action/141452?fbclid=IwAR05eCKDTFy4ABmrWofJHNYkXXNtU33u9KZv2PGcLHqMu7GYnQrU7g625KA (See also May 21)

New May 21 Tuesday 6-7pm, Aliso Viejo: Congressional Communities Workshop @ Vantis Clubhouse, 2 Brownstone Way
Join us as we introduce the idea of Congressional Communities - a non-partisan effort seeking to increase communication between citizens and their Representatives by adding a voluntary structure to every Congressional district.

New May 21 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Anaheim: Feel the Bern OC Monthly Membership Meeting @ 370 W. Cerritos Avenue, Suite 376 (building 7, upstairs)
This is our monthly membership meeting. Each of our board members will have a short report. We will then have a short 20 minute presentation. Depending on the meeting, we may have agenda items to vote on. Agenda https://drive.google.com/open?id=1KmUoM-vbCJ0tMxgSkSdOtTX0ghbQZvwARuybKx-PuUU

New May 21 Tuesday 7-9pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats: Journalism In The Trump Era @ Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way
Hear Scott Martelle, a Los Angeles Times editorial writer, discuss being an "enemy of the people" and practicing journalism in an era in which truth can seem malleable, and the public has retreated into political tribes. He plans to take a lot of questions, so come prepared!
With Mother's Day on our minds, we are joining forces with I Support the Girls - Orange & Riverside Counties for our May meeting. I Support the Girls collects and distributes essential items, including bras, underwear, and menstrual hygiene products, allowing women experiencing homelessness, impoverishment, or distress to stand tall with dignity.
The items we will be collecting are: Pads Tampons Reusable cups New or gently used bras of all kinds (sports bras, nursing bras, etc) New underwear

New May 21 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousins Club of OC: Friends of Sabeel "Human Rights, American Politics and Palestine" @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Jim Bettendorf, the coordinator for the Friends of Sabeel (FOSNA) in Orange County, will join us to discuss their recent conference on "Human Rights, American Politics and Palestine". Principle speakers were Prof. Richard Falk, former U. N. rapporteur to occupied Palestine, and Tarek Abuata, Executive Director of FOSNA.   Jim will give us a verbal collage of the conference, including Mr. Abuata's comments on the Christian Churches' sin of omission, the "fault" of evangelical Christianity, and a "misconception" of the story of Abraham as the father of three monolithic religions. He will also tell us about Richard Faulk's comments on the difference between South Africa's version of apartheid and the Israeli version. Finally, is there hope for an end to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict?   Please join us and share your thoughts.

New May 22 Wednesday 11am-1pm, Irvine: Women For: OC "And Then They Came for Us... " @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Knowing our history is the first step to ensuring we do not repeat it. "And Then They Came for Us" is a cautionary and inspiring tale for these dark times. Please partner with us to share this critical story. "It was a failure of American democracy, and yet because most Americans are not aware of that dark chapter of American history, it's about to be repeated." Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/409220463257973

New May 22 Wednesday 11:30am-12:30pm, Fullerton: Official Pride Flag Raising @ Fullerton City Hall, 303 W Commonwealth Ave
The official raising of the Pride Flag at Fullerton City Hall. As by City Council Resolution, the Pride Flag will fly from Harvey Milk Day throughout June to commemorate Pride Month.

New May 22 Wednesday 4pm, Santa Ana: Rally for Public Ed Old OC Courthouse, 211 W Santa Ana Blvd
Join educators, students and allies to join a Statewide Day of Action to support our students and protect our neighborhood public schools. We are demanding increased funding for Public Education through progressive taxation, public accountability of charter schools, and racial and social justice within and beyond school doors.

New May 22 Wednesday 6pm, Irvine: Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter General Meeting @ Home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River
https://pda.nationbuilder.com/pda_orange_co_ca_chapter_meeting_20190522

New May 23 Thursday 5-6:30pm, Santa Ana: YIMBY Housing Democratic Club OC - First Meeting @ 303 W 3rd St
On Thurs, May 16th, the CA Senate Appropriation Committee Chair Anthony Portantino (SD25-Pasadena) suspended SB50 (D-Weiner) until January 2020. This action made it clear that immediate action must be taken in every possible manner in order to solve the housing crisis here in CA and OC specifically. Whether you would like to see more ADUs, PSH, or Missing Middle; together, this club supports Housing First. Topics to be discussed: Club name, Goals and Priorities, Officer Duties and Responsibilities, Meeting Schedule (Quarterly, Bi-monthly?), Pro-housing Candidate Vetting & March 2020 Recommendations for County Party Endorsements, Membership Dues & Fundraising, Strategic Planning & Outreach. IF you are interested in an officer position, please read the Club Creation guide and familiarize yourself with the tasks and process needed to charter. https://orangecountydemocrats.com/wp-content/uploads/2019-01-DPOC-Club-Creation-Guide.pdf

New May 23 Thursday 6:30-8pm, Aliso Viejo: Wine & Cheese with Scott Rhinehart for Assembly @ 4 Jaeger Ln
Invitation: Join Justin & Rob for a casual Wine and Cheese Meet & Greet with friend Scott Rhinehart, running for Assembly in District 73. He would be the first openly LGBTQ state representative from Orange County! He's committed to significantly improving access to health care, protecting our precious coast and environment, and growing the local economy. He's also a strong supporter of LGBTQ equality locally and statewide. In 2018, Scott was endorsed by Equality California. By contrast, his opponent received less than 50% approval on his 2018 voting record on equality-related bills, and only 10% in 2017. Hope you can make it!

New May 23 Thursday 6:30-9pm, Brea: Indivisible CA39 Member's Meeting @ 391 S State College Blvd
This meeting will be about Gun Safety, Voter Outreach, and news from Indivisible CA39, Indivisible CA "State Strong", and the national Indivisible Project, and more! Sandy Wilder from the Brady Campaign will speak on state and federal legislation, Suicide prevention, and restraining orders. Maribeth McFaul and Lainie Friedman from Moms Demand Action will speak on gun safety issues, including the BeSMART program "A conversation about kids, guns, and safety". Gun Safety is one of 3 main issues to focus on. Hopefully these presentations will help you find a way to get involved and do something about the ever-increasing danger of gun violence. Gus Castellanos will share tips on how to effectively deal with the press when get I interviewed on the spot. The Cisneros campaign has generously granted the use of their space for this meeting, at their campaign HQ.

New May 24 Friday 8-10 am, Orange: Global Climate Strike for Future @ Orange City Hall, 300 E Chapman Ave
Global Day of Action climate strikes are planned for that day all over the U.S. and the globe.  Join the rally and march to show that citizens of Orange County want a national Green New Deal to address the climate crisis. A group of three teenage students started striking every Friday at this location several months ago.  Adults have joined them recently to show that support for the Green New Deal crosses all generations. This is how movements begin - small and persistent.  Event will begin with a rally peacefully in front of Orange City Hall, and then march the short distance to Orange Circle and back.  Please bring your home-made signs, calling for bold climate action and highlighting specific features of the Green New Deal.  If you're unfamiliar with the specifics of the Green New Deal, the official House resolution, H. Res. 109, can be found on www.congress.gov. The time remaining to deal with the global climate crisis is extremely short. Please register now https://www.eventbrite.com/e/global-climate-strike-for-future-orange-county-tickets-61856561641

New May 24 Friday 7pm, Garden Grove: Latino Muslim Unity and Islamic Society of Orange County: Free Vegan Pho and Halal Tacos for People Power! @ Islamic Society of OC, Al-Rahman Plaza
What better way to fight hate than by sitting down together to get to know one another over a free bowl of vegan pho and halal tacos! It is a pretty simple concept. The power of cultural food brings communities together. Y'all invited for an authentic vegan bowl of pho, and halal tacos to break fast at sunset in solidarity with your Muslim sisters and brothers at ISOC. Bridging the Vietnamese, Muslim and Latinx community and allies, y'all belong here! First come, first serve! There are 500 servings of FRESH vegan organic pho from United Rose Deli and Pho and halal tacos from the beloved Tacos El Moy taco truck from the corner! Dress warm and come hungry!

New May 25 Saturday 4-7pm, Irvine: College Democrats at UCI: Margarita Mixer @ Home of Former Mayor Beth Krom, Address provided with RSVP
All proceeds from this event will go to the College Democrats at UC Irvine to support the group as it takes a group of students to San Francisco for the California Democratic Convention the very next week. Additional proceeds go towards helping the College Democrats at UC Irvine's mission of pushing political engagement at UC Irvine and providing young people with further opportunities. ** Physical ticket is not required for entry, please do NOT print ticket to save paper.  Alcohol will not be served by minors or to minors. For tickets, go here

New May 26 Sunday 1:30-3:30pm, Irvine: OC Racial Justice Collaborative: Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas @ Museum of Woman, 17905 Sky Park Circle #A
Wyatt Cenac's HBO show, Problem Areas (rated TV-MA), first season looks at policing: what's wrong with it, anyway? For the first episode the group will look at actual examples of how society is dividee in the name of “keeping safe”.  Michele will guide discussion on questions of police training, threat perception, who trains the trainers, character traits, can you replace a culture just by hiring better people, and communities as other vs. communities as partner. Also, group will identify ongoing actions that support better outcomes, such as the latest on the police use-of-force bill AB392 #LetUsLive, and what we can do to work for them. Agenda:- Casual meet-and-greet - Briefing on housing and tenants' rights legislation, then Q&A- Screening of Problem Areas, then discussion - Announcements and closing. ​
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. Bring your own snacks or snacks to share!

New May 28 Tuesday 10am, San Clemente: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice @ Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 200 Avenida San Pablo
We're hoping 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. RSVP to: lgarcia@cluejustice.org If you would like to make an announcement at our gathering, please let me know as soon as possible so that you can be added to the announcements portion of our meeting agenda.

New May 28 Tuesday 7:30-8:30pm, Irvine Amnesty International Local Group 178 @ Peace Room, Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy.
Agenda Human Rights and the Environment Our group meeting will happen at the regular scheduled time in May. We will be meeting at the usual location, Peace Room at the Irvine United Congregational church. We will cover upcoming events, discuss Amnesty International news and take action on the latest AI cases.   The Peace Room is to the left of the sanctuary (between the office and the sanctuary).   Meeting page - Please go to aiusaoc.org/irvine/meetings.html for an update on the parking situation!

New May 29 Wednesday 6-7pm, Laguna Beach: Congressional Communities @ Laguna Beach Community and Susi Q Center, 380 3rd Street
Join us at the Susi Q Center for May's Congressional Community meeting in Laguna Beach. Congressional Communities is a non-partisan civic engagement organization seeking to increase communication between constituents and their representatives

New May 29 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club: Updates from Local Leaders on Poseidon, John Wayne Airport & Coastal Protections @ Costa Mesa Senior Ctr, 695 W 19th St
Speakers: Poseidon Reverse Osmosis Project - For the past 18 years, Ray Hiemstra worked at Orange County Coastkeeper to preserve, protect, and restore coastal and inland water quality and habitat. His work includes water quality advocacy, policy development, grant writing, Marine Protected Areas, species and habitat restoration and water and sediment monitoring. Climate Action Planning in Costa Mesa - Andrea Marr was elected to the Costa Mesa City Council in 2018 to represent District 3. Andrea is a licensed professional engineer, and was a 2013 recipient of the White House Champion of Change award for her work in energy as a veteran. Andrea is pushing for the city to take climate action with Mayor Katrina Foley and her colleagues on the Costa Mesa City Council. Local Environmental Activism - Linda Kraemer is a community activist and leader with the Climate Reality Project's OC chapter, an organization led by former US Vice President Al Gore that works to empower people to become environmental activists, equipped with the tools, training, and network to fight for solutions to climate change.

New May 30 Thursday 3:30-5:30pm, Santa Ana: Stop the Weapons Training in Schools Demonstratin @ 17th and Grand
Join Military Families OC members for this demonstration opportunity and chance to network with students and teachers. The new banner will be ready and with only a few more weeks before school is out for the summer, this is an important statement to make to the Santa Ana Unified School District. Available: signs, petitions and flyers.  Contact: Pat Alviso & Jeff Merrick www.mfso.org or 562-833-8035

New May 30 Thursday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Planned Parenthood Advocacy Night
With the right to make decisions about our bodies on the line, this is the time to stand together. These monthly meetings are part of a series of meetings to mobilize advocates, educate communities about the importance of reproductive freedom, and connect with community partners. Organizers will give updates on events from the previous month, and the group will talk about what's coming up next!   dress Provided Upon RSVP. RSVP here: https://www.weareplannedparenthoodaction.org/onlineactions/pZfJg6ixg0asXfS3RNAg6Q2

New May 30 Thursday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: OC Know Your Sheriff Workshop #4: OCSD and ICE @ XEROX Centre First Floor Conference Room, 1851 E First St
Join the ACLU of Southern California and Orange County Racial Justice Collaborative for workshop #4 of the public education workshop series about the role and power of a sheriff and sheriff department operations. This workshop will focus on OCSD's relationship with ICE. Experts in the field will discuss OCSD's (now terminated) 287(g) agreement, “Beds for Feds” program, the TRUST Act and California Values Act. Parking is available in the structure adjacent to the Xerox Centre. Please RSVP at:
https://go.peoplepower.org/event/action_attend/19317?nr=1&akid=.867020.NdkrIm If you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact Daisy Ramirez at dramirez@aclusocal.org.

NEW May 31 Friday 11:30am-1pm, Santa Ana: Rally Against Solitary Confinement @ Orange Coungy Sheriff Dept, 505 N Flower St
Rally with California Families Against Solitary Confinement, Orange County Racial Justice Collaborative, the ACLU of Southern California, and impacted families to demand transparency and accountability for deaths in OC jails. The rally comes after the most recent death in OCSD custody — on May 14, Anthony Aceves was found “unresponsive” in his cell at the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange according to an OCSD spokesperson. There is a highly disturbing history of deaths in OC jails. Last year a grand jury issued a study, “Preventable Deaths in Orange County Jails,” that found 44% of deaths in the jails from 2014 to 2017 could have been prevented by timely and adequate medical care. In 2017, the ACLU SoCal released a report that documented violent, abusive, and unhealthy conditions in the OC jails system. Speakers to include Diana Alvarez (mother of Anthony Aceves), Dolores Canales, co-founder of California Families Against Solitary Confinement; Daisy Ramirez, jails conditions and policy coordinator at the ACLU SoCal; and other impacted family members.People will convene outside the Intake/Release Center on 6th St. If you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact Daisy Ramirez at dramirez@aclusocal.org

new May 31-Jun 2 Friday 2:30pm-Sunday noon, San Francisco: California Democratic Party State Convention @ Moscone Center, 747 Howard St.
The California State Convention is the largest gathering of the most active Democrats from around the state. This year the California Democratic Party (CDP) will hold two State Conventions - the Organizing Convention in May and the Endorsing Convention in November. www.cdpconvention.org/

New May 31 Friday 7-9pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America-OC General Meeting @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Agenda: election of delegates to send to national convention.


JUNE

New Jun 1 Saturday 1-3pm, Lake Forest: Friends of OC Detainees Presents: Alternatives for Helping Immigrants in SoCal @ Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23676 Birtcher Drive
With the closing of the ICE detention facilities in Orange County on July 31, 2019, Friends of the Orange County Detainees has fulfilled its mission of providing visits and transition services to those in detention.  At that time, FOCD will be closing down operations. FOCD  thanks all volunteers for their dedication and compassion.  To help identify other opportunities to help immigrants, the FOCD Leadership Team has  identified some options to consider.

NEW Jun 2 Sunday 11am-5pm, Laguna Niguel: Democratic Socialists of America-OC: Fundraiser/Social for Immigrant Rights @ Laguna Niguel Regional Park, 28241 La Paz Rd.
Democratic Socialists of America-OC are hosting a fundraiser to help aid the costs of attorneys, necessary supplies and shelter.   Join them for a fun afternoon of meeting fellow socialists, grilling, AND making art. We will be painting and planting our own succulent in a clay pot.   $5 SUGGESTED DONATION for food + drinks. Will include vegan options as well. Feel free to bring your own snacks or drinks. Please be aware that no alcohol is permitted at the park. Drink at your own discretion. $10 DONATION to plant your own succulent!

New Jun 2 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC: Public Banking @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Learn what is coming down the legislative pipeline and how California is approaching public banking!   Assembly Bill 857 (Chiu & Santiago) Public Banking Act   AB 857 Provides for the establishment of a public bank by a local agency.   "Public banks keep money local and cut costs by eliminating middlemen, shareholders and high-paid executives." - PublicBankLA.com   Shawn Roselius from Public Bank LA will speak about AB 857 and the benefits of Public Banking at the next Green Party of Orange County Meeting.
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 Jun 2 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Brady OC; Wear Orange - Voter Registration Training @ 15 Riparian Vw
Gun violence is an epidemic in the United States, with over 100 people killed by gun violence every day. Every year, we come together to fight for a future free from gun violence. Wear Orange is an opportunity for us to show the country just how powerful we are. RSVP HERE https://www.eventbrite.com/e/road-to-vote-centers-2020-tickets-61735687102*** additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/409970003180978/

New Jun 2 Sunday 4:15-7pm, Irvine: Together We Will OC and Orange County Registrar of Voters; Road to Vote Centers 2020 @ The IRWD Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Orange County is transitioning from the traditional polling place model to the vote center model in 2020, and it will involve significant changes to the voting and elections process. In the vote center model, all registered voters will receive a vote-by-mail ballot. More information can be found at ocvote.com/votecenter. Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/778556722540628/

New Jun 3 Monday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC: General Meeting & Pre-Endorsement Election @ San Juan Hills Golf Club, 32120 San Juan Creek Rd
Healthcare is shaping up to be the most important issue in the 2020 election. Which healthcare option is best?? Join DWSOC for Part One in its Healthcare Series featuring:
Dr. Bill Honigman on Medicare For All. Dr Bill is an ER physician, who recently retired after practicing for over 35 years in OC. He is a long time Democratic Party activist and is also a member of the Steering Committee for Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) California. Dr Bill is a strong believer in Healthcare as a Human Right, and an advocate for a Single Payer enhanced and improved Medicare for All system. DWSOC will be electing its Pre-Endorsing Representatives at this meeting, so please consider running! Check your email inbox for more info on election and responsibilities of pre-endorsement representatives.

NEW Jun 6 Thursday 6:45-8:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC: General Meeting-Summertime Scoops @ Congregation B'nai Tzedek, 9669 Talbert Ave
Get your summertime scoops at this meeting: Eyewitness reports from California's just-completed State Democratic Convention and the election of the new California Party Chair, up-to-the-minute news from Congressional Representative Harley Rouda from his District Director, Laura Oatman,  info on the latest on affordable housing construction and land-use legislation from YIMBY (Yes in My Backyard) local director, Kimberly Adams. Plus, meet Dave Min, candidate for SD37. Join DCWOC to become a more informed citizen and voter! DCWOC includes Fountain Valley, Huntington & Sunset Beach, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Midway City, Cypress, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and Rossmoor. Doors open at 6:30. Program at 7. Membership encouraged, but not required. Refreshments served.  Ample parking behind the building. For info call Phil at 310-871-2083.

NEW Jun 6 Thursday 7pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC @ Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 N Harbor Blvd
Optional dinner & conversation at 6pm. Featured speaker will be Supervisor Doug Chaffee, the first Democrat to be elected to the OC Board of Supervisors in 12-years. Supervisor Chaffee will discuss issues such as homelessness, housing, and mental health. Luis Perez,  Political Director of the Democratic Party of Orange County, will also share voter information data for Senate District 29 at the meeting.

New Jun 7 Friday noon-1pm, Irvine: Democratic Foundation of OC: Luncheon Honoring Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva @ Hilton Irvine OC Airport, 18800 MacArthur Blvd
Sharon ran an exciting and successful race to defend her seat in California's 65th Assembly District. Come hear Sharon speak and honor Sharon her victory. The details: To reserve a Non-Member ticket ($65.00) you may write a check payable to DFOC, PO Box 26708, Santa Ana, CA 92799 ...or pay securely online at: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/silvalunch19

NEW Jun 8 Saturday 9-10am, Laguna Niguel: Congress on YOUR Corner with Congressman Harley Rouda @ Whole Foods Market, 23932 Aliso Creek Rd
Join Congressman Harley Rouda for a cup of coffee and conversation.

New Jun 8 Saturday 9-10:30am, Laguna Beach: Coffee with Cottie Petrie-Norris @ 501 Forest Ave
Join Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris for a cup of coffee and a conversation about fire safety, legislation and fire safety issues that affect Laguna Beach and all of Orange County. There will be a discussion about how everyone can work at the State level to protect local communities from the growing threat of fires. Cottie also will provide a legislative update. For more information and to RSVP, call (949) 251-0074 or visit asmdc.org/petrie-norris

NEW Jun 8 Saturday 10am, Anaheim: OC Peace Coalition @ Unitarian Universalist Church, 511 S Harbor Blvd, R.E. Bldg
The Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim is now sponsoring OCPC regular meetings. Thanks go to OCPC member Ruth Shapin for working on OCPC's behalf to arrange this meeting space. The meeting will be in the R.E Bldg which is the smaller building, across from the large bldg or sanctuary. Agenda will include details of the summer of peace: Peace Week, Peace Camp, Stop the Weapons Training in Schools. If you've never been to an OCPC meeting before or it's been awhile, this is a good meeting to attend to get re-energized for peace activism. Contacts: Pat Alviso & Jeff Merrick, Military Families Speak Out, www.mfso.org 562-833-8035.

NEW Jun 8 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Santa Ana: NAACP OC General Meeting @ OC NAACP Second Baptist Church, 4300 Westminster Ave
Agenda: Discussion of the group's annual Juneteenth Celebration, the continuing battle to change the name of Fanning Elementary, the lack of faculty of color in OC schools and other topics of interest to the group.

New Jun 8 Saturday 1-2:30pm, Irvine: National Organization for Women-OC: Pride Month @ Museum of Woman, 17905 Sky Park Circle Ste A
Invited speakers: Laura Kanter -LGBT Center Orange County; Kolieka Seigle-California National Organization For Women; Dr. Priya Shah -Transgender Advocate. This will be an engaging and informative afternoonInformation. -Free parking -No cost to attend -Open to the public. Website http://ocnow.org   Membership and/or Donation http://ocnow.org/join-us-2/  Email oc-now@outlook.com

New Jun 8 Saturday 3:30-5pm, Santa Ana: Memorial for Frank Barbaro @ Discovery Cube, 2500 N Main St
Please RSVP to LCarlsson@frankbarbarolaw.com  Ceremony 3:30 pm to 5 pm; Cocktails 5pm-7pm. Cube staff recommend parking in the lot off Main and Edgewood.

NEW Jun 8 Saturday 5:30-8:30pm, Irvine: Social to Celebrate Diversity by the Democrats of Greater Irvine @ Private residence, RSV for address
Please join the Democrats of Greater Irvine this Saturday for an evening with fellow Democrats celebrating the diversity of the Democratic Party in OC and beyond with members and special guests for an evening of delicious food, drinks, a silent auction, and more. Irvine, CA, at home of DGI Chair Jutta Gamboa in Turtle Rock.  RSVP for address and purchase tickets here

New Jun 8 Saturday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Sunrise Movement OC: Green New Deal Town Hall & Forum @ Grand Central Art Center Theatre, 125 N Broadway
The event will feature a panel discussion on how the Green New Deal can be implemented, both nationally and here in Santa Ana.

NEW Jun 9 Sunday 9:30am-1pm, Costa Mesa: Gun Violence Prevention Wear Orange picnic @ Balaeric Community Center & Park, 1975 Balearic Dr
A picnic in the park with goodies, fun stuff for the kids and information to share with the public about gun violence prevention. Join whenever you can, stay as long as you want. Wear orange and be ready to meet some new gun sense friends! RSVP HERE Can't join in person? You can still help OC go orange by wearing orange and posting a picture to social media. Take a selfie and tag #WearOrange @momsdemand Together, we can get closer to realizing a future free from gun violence.

New Jun 12 Wednesday 5-8pm, Santa Ana: Community Action Fund of PPOSBC; Summer Kickoff Party
Join the Community Action Fund and our hosts Andy and Karen Thorburn for a Summer Kickoff Party. Let's welcome the summer together with food, and games! $50 Individual Ticket $250 Advocate Sponsor (includes 2 Tickets) $500 Champion Sponsor (includes 4 tickets) Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/300967424161986/?notif_t=event_invite_reminder&notif_id=1558830359852545

NEW Jun 12 Wednesday 7-10pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats: History of Ball @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St
In honor of Pride Month, join the OC Young Democrats and special guest, Overall Prince Dante Lauren, for a TedTalk style discussion on the history of Ball and drag culture in the US, followed by a relaxed happy hour/mixer. P. Dante Cuauhtémoc (Mescalero Apache, Mexika-Chichimeca/Cano) is a fourth-year Critical Dance Studies Ph.D. student at the Univ of CA, Riverside (UCR). Their academic studies have been supported by the U.S. Department of Education Native American Studies Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (G.A.A.N.N.) Fellowship, the Dean's Distinguished Doctoral Student Fellowship, and the Max H. Gluck Arts Fellowship. Their research focuses on the history of the United States' House Ballroom Scene, in particular the West Coast Ballscene, and its involvement in how queer, trans* and two-spirit black, and blackened indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere have deployed the dance form of vogue (voguing/Performance) as a praxis of decolonization, anti-colonialism, transformational resilience, and queering indigenous knowledge reclamation. P. Dante Cuauhtémoc walks and raises children in the West Coast Ballscenes, and is known as "Overall Prince Dante Lauren" of The Legendary House of Lauren, International.

NEW Jun 13 Thursday 11:30am, Irvine: Justice for All Day @ Marriott Hotel, 18000 Von Karman
Justice for who? Justice FOR ALL. Please join Democratic Party of OC to demand an end to sexual violence and inequality.

Jun 13 Thursday, 4:30pm-8pm Buena Park: OC Labor Federation Candidate Academy @ UFCW 324, 8530 Stanton Ave
The Candidate Academy is designed to familiarize candidates with political and policy priorities for working families throughout OC. Topics covered: Contracting out and its effect on the local economy; prevailing wage & community benefits/workforce agreements; preserving quality public education; organizing/contract campaigns; healthcare in CA. Space is limited. To RSVP, please contact 714/385-1534. To be considered for endorsement by the OC Labor Federation, candidates must complete one academy session.

New Jun 13 Thursday 6:30-9pm, Anaheim: Fix It Healthcare Movie Screening & Healthcare Townhall @ First Presbyterian Church at the heart of Anaheim, 310 W Broadway
Please carpool to the church. If the church lot is full, there is ample parking in lots close by. Congressional town halls are a great opportunity for people to show up and demonstrate the support for Medicare for All in the community to the local Representative. When attendees can ask questions during Q&A, town halls are an opportunity to get the Congress member on the record about their stance on Medicare for All and then hold them accountable to it. Please attend this Congressional town hall and make your voices heard. This Medicare for All event is one of hundreds of volunteer led events are happening across the country as activists come together to win Medicare for All. Check out more events and share the map at: https://medicare4all.org/actions/ Thanks for joining in the fight for health care justice. RSVP here

NEW Jun 13 Thursday 7pm, Brea: Sierra Club Rio Hondo Chapter @ Coco's Restaurant, 1250 E Imperial Highway
Topic: Future of SoCal Transportation. Come hear the perspectives from Angeles Chapter Transportation Committee members. The meeting will feature a presentation "Rail and Transit in Orange County". Please order a meal or appetizer to support the venue.

NEW Jun 14 Friday 8-10am, Orange and Anaheim: OC for Climate Action @ City Halls, See below for details
OC for Climate Change has two locations for Friday morning stikes for climate: Orange City Hall, 300 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92866, and Anaheim City Hall, 200 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805. The goal is to continue these strikes - and grow them - through the summer. Join for the whole time or a portion that fits your schedule. If you are able to attend a given strike at either location, please comment on this post. Be specific. That way others will know where and when to show up.

NEW Jun 15 Saturday 9-10am, Seal Beach: Impeach On The Beach! @ Seal Beach Municipal Pier
Grab your towel and join Indivisible OC 48, TWW-OC and Long Beach Rapid Response for political art action as participants spell out the word "IMPEACH!" Sign up here This is part of #ImpeachTrump: Act to Defend Democracy, a national day of local action to demand an inquiry into the impeachment of Donald Trump! Donald Trump's abuses of communities and country demand action from Congress, which has the responsibility and authority to hold Trump accountable. The next crucial step is an inquiry into whether to draft articles of impeachment. Search and RSVP for the event you will attend or create one if none exist near you! Events will be visible, family-friendly, public gatherings to demonstrate to representatives that impeachment is the will of the people. Together, participants will inform their communities about Trump's abuses and the process of impeachment, then make plans to convey support for impeachment to elected officials. Please bring a Beach towel. This is a family friendly event. Kids and pets are welcome! Cookies will be served. (See also Jun 15 & Jun 15)

New Jun 15 Saturday 9am-4:30pm, Fullerton: National Democratic Training Committee Blue Bench Training: California @ California State University, Fullerton, 800 N State College Blvd
The National Democratic Training Committee is excited to partner with the Democratic Party of Orange County for a Blue Bench Training! This is a free event, open to anyone interested in running for office, is staff on a campaign (or hopes to be), or for anyone within the local party infrastructure!vyou must register through the link. The event is free, but attendees must register here in order to properly prepare.

NEW Jun 15 Saturday 10-11:30am, Laguna Beach: Impeachment Rally @ Main Beach, Pacific Coast Hwy
This is part of #ImpeachTrump: Act to Defend Democracy, a national day of local action to demand an inquiry into the impeachment of Donald Trump! Donald Trump's abuses of communities and country demand action from Congress, which has the responsibility and authority to hold Trump accountable. The next crucial step is an inquiry into whether to draft articles of impeachment. This event will be a visible, family-friendly, public gathering to demonstrate to local representatives that impeachment is the will of the people. Together, participants will inform communities about Trump's abuses and the process of impeachment, then make plans to convey this support for impeachment to elected officials. (See also Jun 15 & Jun 15)

New Jun 15 Saturday 10am-4pm, Fountain Valley: 2019 Juneteenth Celebration @ Mile Square Park,16801 Euclid St
The Juneteenth holiday celebrates the day in 1865 that slaves in Galveston, Texas were finally told that slavery had ended, two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln had actually ended slavery. Union soldiers led by Major General Gordon Granger delivered the good news to those in captivity through General Orders No. 3: The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, “all slaves are free.”  OC NAACP is proud to announce this year's Juneteenth Celebration will feature sslots of music, games, food, informational booths and a re-enactment of the origins of this important event in American history. If you are interested in having a table at the event, please contact Gloria Miller at (714) 865-4243.

NEW Jun 15 Saturday noon-3pm, Orange : 18th Annual OC 72nd ADA Patriotic Celebration of our Nation's Flag @ Teamsters Local 952 Union Hall, 140 S Marks Way
Awards: Dr. Consuelo Nieto Patriotic Activism Award to Bonnie Castrey, School Board Trustee. Chauney Alexander Social Activism Award to Katrina Foley, Mayor, Costa Mesa. Gladys Mason Labor Award to John Hanna, Special Council, SWRC of Carpenters. Nagi Daifallah Social Justice Award to Al Jabbar, school Board Trustee. For info contact Lorelie Lachman 714/318-4216 or Raymond L Cordova 562/301-3758.

NEW Jun 15 Saturday noon-4pm, Irvine: Brady Campaign: Activism For Our Lives @ Christ Our Redeemer AME Church, 45 Tesla
Brady OC with Activism For Our Lives will have a classic, large stage set up with various booths surrounding it featuring the work of multiple chapters and partner organizations in addition to artivism pieces. Please reach out to azeng@marchforourlivesca.org if you would like to be a partner organization/business/speaker/performer! The program will promote our chapters' work, musicians, local politicians and other art performances. Also available for sale: Merch For Our Lives to help fundraise for upcoming actions in the summer. This event will provide a space for youth activists across SoCal to celebrate their achievements, make connections with other youth and recruit new members. This event should cement and validate this group's presence in SoCal and lead to more opportunities over the course of the next years.

NEW Jun 15 Saturday 1-3pm, Brea: Impeach Trump Now @ Corners of E Imperial Hwy & State College Blvd
Join the rally to get Congress to seek articles of impeachment against Trump. Bring a friend. PLEASE BRING large posters with a quote and the page number from the Mueller Report. In solidarity with other Indivisible groups in CA39, OC and Indivisible, MoveOn, and By The People throughout the nation, Community-led groups like ours will have a day of action to say #NobodyIsAbovetheLaw and to ask the US House of Representatives to demand justice for Russian attacks/ interference in the 2016 elections and for Trump's crimes and abuse of power.  Congress must seek for articles of impeachment proceedings to defend democracy. The rally will be peaceful, strong, and non-violent rally at all four corners of this location. There are 137 events nations-wide including 22 in SoCal. Stay tuned at impeach.indivisible.org. If Brea isn't close, this site will help find one that is and it will be updated with the latest impeachment resources and actions. (See also Jun 15 & Jun 15)

NEW Jun 15 Saturday 1:15-3pm, Irvine: AU-OC Flicks for Thought: "Documenting Hate" OC Connection @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Following the attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, FRONTLINE and ProPublica documented a new investigation into white supremacist groups in America - in particular, a neo-Nazi group, Atomwaffen Division. In January 2018, Samuel Woodward was charged in Orange County, CA, with killing Blaze Bernstein, an openly gay Jewish college student who went missing earlier in the month while visiting his family. Woodward is an avowed neo-Nazi and a member of the group who had attended Atomwaffen Division events and training camps. According to chat logs subsequently published by ProPublica, one member wrote of the killing "I love this" and another praised Woodward as a "one man gay Jew wrecking crew". The producer commented that “One thing that surprised me was the hard turn towards anti-Semitism among young people in the current white supremacist movement. In the early days of this white power revival, the movement was animated by a discomfort with immigration and the changing demographics in America and disdain for Muslims. But pretty quickly the movement became immersed in anti-Jewish conspiracy theories, the same sort of twisted lore and logic that had motivated the hardcore racist fringe during the 1980s and 1990s — and for many, many years before that.” Doors open at 1:15. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis. For more information: www.au-oc.org  or email: mail@au-oc.org

NEW Jun 17 Monday 7pm, Anaheim: Poor Peoples Campaign @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 South Harbor Blvd
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, militarism, racial discrimination, and ecological devastation. Feel free to bring a snack or beverage to share.

NEW Jun 18 Tuesday 5:30pm, Newport Beach: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club: Human Trafficking in OC @ OASIS Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Avenue
The program, beginning at 6pm, will include Rima Nashashibi, President Global Hope 365; Sgt. Juan Reveles, Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force; Jim Carson, Co-Founder & Board Member of Survivor to Leader; Lucy, Survivor of sex trafficking in Orange County. Plus, special announcement about Democratic Presidential Candidate Forum from Annie Wright, DPOC Vice Chair South OC. Find details on agenda & speaker information visit here  Admission: Members admitted at no charge, Friends & Guests - Admission waived if you join, or $15 for Walk-ins and $10 if you RSVP here

NEW Jun 18 Tuesday 6-8pm, Costa Mesa: World Affairs Council of OC: Lecture/Dinner with Renowned Economist @ Center Club, 650 Town Center Drive
Featured speaker will be economist, Raghuram Rajan, the former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund. Professor Rajan is highly respected across the political spectrum as one of the few who predicted the global financial crisis and is currently the Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He will be speaking about his timely new book, The Third Pillar: How Markets & the State Leave the Community Behind. Contact: Naseem Qader, 949/253-5751; media@worldaffairscouncil.org
http://www.worldaffairscouncil.org  2102 Business Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92612

New Jun 18 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousins Club of OC - Mirvette Judeh: BDS @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Our speaker is Mirvette Judeh, Vice Chair of the Arab American Civic Council. Her topic is BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions). BDS is not a form of hate but a peaceful method to protest the injustices against Palestinians. She notes that there has been an attempt to criminalize this movement which would violate our first amendment right to free speech.   Please join us and share your thoughts.

NEW Jun 20 Thursday 7-9pm, Aliso Viejo: Scott Rhinehart Campaign Event: Celebrate OC Pride with Supporters @ Private residence, address provided upon RSVP
Scott Rhinehart has the opportunity to be the 1st openly-LGBT State Legislator in OC. Keynote speakers: Ada Briceno and Brit Cervantes; guest speakers: Laura Kanter and Aaron McCall. Contribution levels begin at $30 for students. For more details and to RSVP, contact info@scottfor73.com or 949/339-7986 or visit scottfor73rd.com/pride_event

NEW Jun 22 Saturday 8:30-11am, Huntington Beach: Huntington Beach Huddle: Stories Of Injustice-Actions for Peace @ 5702 Clark Dr
HB Huddle brings you the stories of Theresa Smith and her son Victor Cruz & Anna Mendez and her son Daniel Mendez, two mothers who lost their sons to different forms of injustice, but who both turned their heartache into action. Come hear their stories and find out what actions you can take to help them cultivate peace. Doors open at 8:30am with coffee & doughnuts. Program starts sharp at 9am. Hosted By the HB Huddle Peace & Justice team.

NEW Jun 22 Saturday 10-11:30am, Fullerton: Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva Presents: Homelessness 101 @ Fullerton College, 321 E Chapman Ave
Come join Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva to discuss homelessness in local communities. Please RSVP with 65th Assembly District Office by calling (714) 525-6515 or emailing Amy.Ramos@asm.ca.gov

New Jun 22 Saturday 11:30am-12:30pm, Santa Ana: Blaze Forward OC Pride Parade @ 414 W 4th St, Ste K
ORANGE COUNTY LGBT PRIDE presented by SDCCU Blaze It Forward Parade returns and it's going to be HUGE! "STAND UP, STAND OUT"  Free Festival for all ages 12pm - 10pm. See the community that supports you in the biggest LGBT parade in OC! Organizers are pulling out all the stops for 30th anniversary with singing, dancing, parade floats, flags, Drag Queens, Drag Kings, and most importantly... YOU! So attend and Blaze It Forward  in honor of Blaze Bernstein for a parade that will lift everyone up and bring everyone together! For details, visit www.prideoc.com/festival/parade/

New Jun 23 Sunday 4-6pm, Mission Viejo: Our Rev So Cal Monthly Meeting; Our Revolution Southern California @ Denny's, 24445 Alicia Parkway
Join us for a riveting discussion of local happenings including our featured guests: Additional deails; https://www.facebook.com/events/399223567327374/ There will be a recommended $10 food and drink purchase to help us secure the meeting space. Let's break bread and learn more about how we can improve our neighborhood.

New Jun 25 Tuesday 6-9pm, Anaheim: Anaheim Democrats ; Inaugural Anaheim Dems Social Mixer @ Towne Park Brewery & Taproom,1566 West Lincoln Ave.
Please join us for our newly launched Social Mixers. Once a month on non-council Tuesdays we will get together to meet, socialize and stay energized. PLEASE bring new membership prospects and encourage others to GET INVOLVED. A different location around Anaheim each month! Ideas for locations?? Message Ashleigh Aitken!

NEW Jun 26 Wednesday 6-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club: Meeting and Debate Stream @ CM Senior Ctr, 695 W 19th St
The CM DEMS' June general meeting falls on the same night as the first Democratic presidential candidates debate. So...join the group for live streaming of the event! Agenda includes club officer elections, name delegates to the October pre-endorsement convention, and finish approving bylaw amendments. Start time is earlier than usual! Club business will be addressed during debate breaks and finished up after debate concludes.

NEW Jun 27 Thursday 5-6:30pm, Fullerton: Asm. Sharon Quirk-Silva Presents: District Office Open House @ Fullerton Towers Holdings LLC, 1440 N Harbor Blvd, Ste 270
Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva cordially invites you to visit her new District Office.  The Assemblywoman looks forward to seeing constituents, discussing legislative issues of interest to the community and sharing services provided by the office. See a map of the 65th district here Please RSVP here

NEW Jun 27 Thursday 6-8pm, Fullerton: 2nd Annual Fullerton Pride Celebration @ Les Amis, 128 W Wilshire Ave, Ste C
Join Fullerton City Councilmember Ahmad Zahra for his 2nd Annual Pride Celebration with special guest Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia. Open to all! Event Sponsorship Levels: $125 | $250 | $500 | $1,000 $2,500 | To RSVP Please EMail RSVP@psccampaigns.com

NEW Jun 29 Saturday 9am-4pm, Irvine: Raising Gender Expansive Youth @ UCI School of Medicine, Tamkin Hall Academy Dr
A one-day workshop for anyone who has a child or teen in their life that simply doesn't fit into society's notions about gender. Are you…Confused by what your child is saying about their gender? Uncertain about how to respond to your child's gender? Concerned about how you will explain your child's gender to others? Worried about your child's prospects for a safe, healthy, and happy future? Seeking ways to advocate for your child's needs in school, your community, and elsewhere? Raising kids is challenging; when your child is transgender, non-binary or otherwise gender-expansive, the task becomes that much greater.  Join Gender Spectrum for a day of learning, conversation, and reflection about your child's gender. The workshop can help you get a better understanding of what may be happening with your child, how to best respond, and what steps to take next.  This interactive day will combine presentations, discussions, and personal and small group exercises. Topics will include:What is gender? Privacy & disclosure issues, Addressing fears, Helping your child navigate their gender path, Health and wellness issues for transgender and non-binary children and teens, Essential parenting practices for transgender, non-binary and other gender-expansive kids, Nurturing your child's resilience, Advocating for your child. Workshop Presenter: As Director of Family Support at Gender Spectrum, Pamela Wool. For more info and to RSVP, go here


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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southerncaliforniajp.wordpress.com/   So Cal Justice and Peace
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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