Weekly Orange County Progressive


Tuesday October 31, 2017     Issue No. 680


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new Sep 28 Thursday 9am-5pm, Los Angeles: Statewide Domestic Worker Rights Enforcement Summit

new Sep 28 Thursday 5:30-7pm, Anaheim: Trustee D.R. Heywood's Campaign Kick-Off Reception

New Sep 28 Thursday 5:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Jose Solorio Birthday Celebration and Fundraiser

new Sep 28 Thursday 6pm, Irvine: PDA OC Chapter General Meeting

new Sep 28 Thursday 6:30pm, Irvine: Artist & Inspiration-Visual Presentation of Social Inequality in SOCAL

New Sep 28 Thursday 8-10pm, Huntington Beach: Unconventional Lesbians: A Stand-up Comedy and Storytelling Show

new Sep 29 Friday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Mex-Am / Raza Studies - Historic Legal Victory

Sep 30 Saturday 9-10am, Irvine: Farrah's Listening Tour: Stop 1 Hosted by Farrah N. Khan for Irvine City Council 2018

Sep 30 Saturday 10am-noon, Tustin: NOW Membership Meeting

new Sep 30 Saturday 10am-5pm, Santa Ana: Expungement Clinic & Community Resource Fair

new Sep 30 Saturday 1-4pm, Orange: Introduction to Canvassing & Voter Outreach

new Sep 30 Saturday 3-8pm, Newport Beach: Divas Dialing for Dollars ~ Laura Oatman for Congress

new Sep 30 Saturday 4-6pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America - OC General Meeting

new Sep 30 Saturday 5-8pm, Anaheim: Campaign Kick-off for Juan Álvarez for AESD Area 2

new Sep 30 Saturday 6-10pm, Santa Ana: Community Mural Unveiling


OCTOBER

new Oct 1 Sunday 10am-3pm, Santa Ana: Really Really Free Market

new Oct 1 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC County Assembly

new Oct 1 Sunday 4:30-6:30pm, Irvine: Together We Will - 1st Amendment Rights Discussion w/ACLU

Oct 2 Monday 6-7:30pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees Volunteer Orientation

new Oct 2 Monday 6-8:15pm, San Clemente: Democratic Women of South OC: Kevin de León, Senate President Pro Tem

new Oct 3 Tuesday 6-8pm, Orange: How to Confront Climate Change: Lessons from the U'wa Nation's Struggle to Defend the Earth with Aura Tegría

new Oct 3 Tuesday 6-8pm, Huntington Beach: Harley Rouda Town Hall

new Oct 3 Tuesday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Concerned Citizens: UCI const'l law Prof. Leah Litman, 10th annual talk: "Whose th Court is it Now?: Merrick who? 'Nuclear Option' seats Gursuch, Kennedy back in center, big cases loom"

[Canceled] Oct 4 Wednesday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: Canceled Democracy for America-OC Regular Meeting

Oct 4 Wednesday 7:30pm, Santa Ana: OC LGBT Pride Monthly Board Meetin5pmg

new Oct 4 Wednesday 8:45pm, Irvine: Climate Action OC Meeting

New Oct 5 Thursday 6:45-9pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC: Meeting with Hans Keirstead for the 48th

New Oct 5 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC: Civics 101 Training

New Oct 6 Friday 8:30-9:30am, Anaheim: Coffee with Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva D-65

New Oct 6 Friday 8:30-10am, Anaheim: Homeless Policy Working Group Meeting

Oct 7 Saturday 10am-5pm, Garden Grove: Movement School for Revolutionaries

New Oct 7 Saturday 11am, Laguna Beach: Voter Registration

Oct 7 Saturday 11am-1pm, Santa Ana: Fighting Hate with Love

New Oct 7 Saturday 3-5pm, Irvine: Democracy for America: Resistance Linkup

new Oct 7 Saturday 3-6pm, Orange: 10th Annual Grow a Global Heart Auction

New Oct 7 Saturday 6pm, Laguna Beach: Candlelight Vigil

new Oct 7 Saturday 8-10pm, Santa Ana: OC Film Fiesta Premiere: The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo

New Oct 8 Sunday 7:30am-4pm, Huntington Beach: Arlington West Memorial

new Oct 8 Sunday 10am-1pm, Anaheim: Sharing Hope in Anaheim

New Oct 8 Sunday 11am-1pm, Santa Ana: Fighting Hate with Love

new Oct 8 Sunday noon-3pm, Santa Ana: DeColores Queer OC screening of El Canto Del Colibri

new Oct 8 Sunday 6:30-9pm, Irvine: Candidate Forum on Climate

New Oct 8 Sunday 7pm, Garden Grove: A Candle Light Vigil: Honoring victims of the Las Vegas Tragedy

New Oct 9 Monday 10:45am-2pm, Newport Beach: Protest VP Pence

New Oct 9 Monday 6:30pm, Tustin: Sierra Club Angeles Chapter, OC Sierrans Section Newcomer/Member Meet & Greet

new Oct 10 Tuesday 11:30am-1pm, Irvine: Planned Parenthood annual luncheon

new Oct 10 Tuesday 6-8pm, Aliso Viejo: Campaign Kick Off, Tiffany Ackley for Aliso Viejo City Council

New Oct 10 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Life after DACA

new Oct 10 Tuesday 7pm, Los Alamitos: Democratic Club of Seal Beach

New Oct 11 Wednesday 6-8pm, Anaheim: National Homeless Persons Memorial Day Event Planning Meeting

New Oct 11 Wednesday 7pm, Huntington Beach: Residents for Responsible Desalination Town Hall

new Oct 11 Wednesday 7-9pm, Tustin: OC Racial Justice Collaborative book club discussio White Rage

new Oct 11 Wednesday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club - Shirley Grindel "Blueprints for Democracy: How We Vote"

New Oct 11 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats

new Oct 11 Wednesday 7-9pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club - special guests Delaine Eastin & Hans Keirstead

Oct 11 Wednesday 7-9pm, Laguna Beach: Voter Registration & Action by One Country Over Party

New Oct 12 Thursday 10:30am-2pm, Irvine: Student-Worker Coalition: Support Campus Workers in their Fight for a Fair Contract

New Oct 13-14 Friday-Saturday 11am-9pm, Fullerton: Ethnic Studies Summit "Liberation, Autonomy & Self-Determination"

New Oct 14 Saturday 9am-5pm, Santa Ana: WELead OC's Barbara & Carl Mosen Girl Power Academy

New Oct 14 Saturday 10am-noon, Irvine: OC Peace Coalition Meeting

New Oct 14 Saturday 10am-2pm, Santa Ana: OC NAACP October Meeting

New Oct 14 Saturday 11am-1pm, Orange: Santa Ana Riverbed Roundtable/OC Poverty Alleviation Coalition community meeting

New Oct 14 Saturday 11am-1pm, Fullerton: Phil Janowicz for Congress Meet and Greet

New Oct 14 Saturday 11am-4pm, Irvine: The College Democrats at UCI MAUL the Recall! and Newman for Senate

New Oct 14 Saturday noon-3pm, Huntington Beach: Canvass to Flip the 48th

New Oct 15 Sunday 11:30am-2pm, Irvine: Dave Min for Congress Canvass Kick Off

new Oct 15 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine general meeting with Delaine Eastin

New Oct 15 Sunday 4-6pm, Orange: Out Loud: A Social Justice Arts Event

New Oct 16 Monday 4pm, Anaheim: UUCA Economic Justice Ministry and Summer Of The People: The People's Homeless Task Force

new Oct 16 Monday 5:30-8:30pm, Fullerton: United Nations 72nd Annual Gala - Shared Humanity: The UN Global Goals

New Oct 16 Monday 5:30-7:30pm, Irvine: Dave Min Meet and Greet for Delegates

new Oct 16 Monday 7-10pm, Laguna Niguel: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club

New Oct 17 Tuesday 10-11am, Huntington Beach: Indivisible OC 48, Tuesdays with-out Dana

New Oct 17 Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm, Fullerton: Reception with Gov. Jerry Brown for Re-election of Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva

New Oct 17 Tuesday 5:30-9:30pm, Santa Ana: Tell Santa Ana City Council not to criminalize homelessness: by Jordon Holbert

New Oct 17 Tuesday 6:30pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats Meeting

New Oct 17 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Tustin: Mothers Out Front Tustin: The Case for Community Choice Energy

new Oct 17 Tuesday 7:30pm, Orange: Cousins Club of OC: Americans for Israeli/Palestinian Peace

New Oct 18 Wednesday 5-6:30pm, Fullerton: Fruits of Labor: A Conversation about Labor

New Oct 18 Wednesday 6-8pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club General Meeting: Featuring Katie Porter

New Oct 18 Wednesday 6-8pm, Irvine: The People's Forum: Exonerees v. District Attorney

New Oct 18 Wednesday 7:30pm, Santa Ana: "Surviving Peace" with Cousins Club of OC

New Oct 19 Thursday 9am-5pm, Huntington Beach: Surfrider Foundation: Stop Wall Street Water from Taking Over Southern California

New Oct 19 Thursday 5:45-8:30pm, Irvine: World Affairs Council of OC

New Oct 19 Thursday 6-8pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees Social: Pizza with a purpose !

New Oct 19 Thursday 6pm, Newport Beach: NARAL OC Action Mixer

New Oct 19 Thursday 6:30pm, Santa Ana: OC NORML Membersip Meeting

New Oct 19 Thursday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Democratic Socialists of America: Running for Local Office 101

New Oct 20 Friday 9am-2:30pm, Santa Ana: 5th OC Women's Health Summit

New Oct 20 Friday 5-6pm, Laguna Woods: Resist this Madman. Join us in protest

New Oct 20 Friday 7pm, Anaheim: Stand Against Hate: Protest Steve Bannon

New Oct 21-22 Saturday-Sunday 8am-3pm, Irvine: Student Labor Organizing Conference (SLOC) 2017

New Oct 21 Saturday 8:30am-5:30pm, Escondido: The San Diego County Democratic Party's 7th Biennial County Convention

New Oct 21 Saturday 10am-noon, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: 48th District "Get To Know Your Candidates"

New Oct 21 Saturday 1-4pm, Newport Beach: Canvassing and Voter Outreach

Oct 21 Saturday 5-7pm, Costa Mesa: Beacon of Light Celebration

new Oct 21 Saturday 9am-2pm, Costa Mesa: Fall in Love with the Westside

New Oct 21 Saturday 1pm, Fullerton: Rally to Rename Plummer Auditorium: KKK out of Fullerton:

New Oct 22 Sunday 2-4pm, Laguna Beach: Uprooting Racism Workshop with Paul Kivel

New Oct 22 Sunday 3-4pm, Brea: Moms Demand Action Membership Meeting

New Oct 23-Nov 5 Monday-Sunday, Irvine: UC Irvine Green Challenge

New Oct 23 Monday 4pm, Anaheim: UUCA Economic Justice Ministry and Summer Of The People: The People's Homeless Task Force

New Oct 23 Monday 7pm, Irvine: People for Housing OC: Irvine Kick Off Meeting

New Oct 24 Tuesday noon-2pm, Anaheim: Cultural Terrace Conceptual Master Plan

New Oct 25 Wednesday 11am-1:30pm, Irvine: Womem For:OC "Requiem for the American Dream"

New Oct 25 Wednesday noon-2pm, Irvine: Lunch with League: "Fair and Efficient Voting in OC and the U. S." Neal Kelley, OC Registrar of Voters

New Oct 25 Wednesday 6-8pm, Irvine: OC National Women's Political Caucus #MeToo group discussion

New Oct 25 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club

New Oct 25 Wednesday 6:30-9pm, Costa Mesa: Banning Ranch meeting

New Oct 26 Thursday noon-2pm, Irvine: UCI Housing Sustainability Fall Sustainability Fair

New Oct 26 Thursday 4:30-5:30pm, Brea: "Republican Budget Cuts Graveyard" Rally and Talk Session

New Oct 26 Thursday 6pm, Irvine: PDA Chapter meeting

new Oct 26 Thursday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Planned Parenthood/OC Young Democrats Young Professionals Halloween Mixer

New Oct 26 Thursday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: ACLU Clean Dream Phone Bank

New Oct 27 Friday 7-8:30am, Anaheim: Quirk-Silva Breakfast Club with Chief Justice of California

New Oct 27 Friday 11am-1:30pm, Irvine: Conversation with Gubernatorial Candidate John Chiang

New Oct 27 Friday 6:30pm, Santa Ana: LGBT Center: Trans Action

New Oct 28 Saturday 9am-10pm, Irvine: Neighborhood Coffee Meet with Farrah: by Farrah N. Khan for Irvine City Council 2018

New Oct 28 Saturday 10am-2pm, Irvine: Neighborhood Organizing with Democrats Of Greater Irvine: Canvassing Schedule

New Oct 28 Saturday 11am-4pm, Fullerton: College Democrats of CSUF Young Progressives Day of Action: #Maul The Recall

New Oct 28 Saturday 11am-9pm, Fullerton: Ethnic Studies Department and FC STOMP Club Fullerton College Ethnic Studies Summit

New Oct 29 Sunday 3-4:30pm, Irvine: Katie Porter Delegate Meet and Greet

New Oct 29 Sunday 3-5pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: Potluck in the Park

New Oct 30 Monday 6:15pm, Anaheim: Housing is a Human Right OC coalition

New Oct 30 Monday 6-9pm, Newport Beach: Laura Oatman for Congress Halloween Birthday Fundraiser!

New Oct 31 Tuesday 10am-noon, Anaheim: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice community gathering

New Oct 31 Tuesday 2-8pm, Fullerton: SQE Fullerton Unity Block Party

New Oct 31 Tuesday 4-7pm, Fullerton: No fascist Milo in SoCal! No racist, sexist, anti-trans hate!

New Oct 31 Tuesday 7pm, Irvine: AIUSA Irvine Local Group 178 Group Meeting


NOVEMBER

New Nov 1 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Irvine: Reflecting on Race, Law and White Supremacy by Western State Law Review and 4 others

[Canceled] Nov 1 Wednesday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: Canceled Democracy for America-Orange County Regular Meeting

New Nov 2 Thursday 6:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC: Community Issues - Not My Toll Road and the Fight to End Human Trafficking!

Nov 2 Thursday 6:30-10pm, Irvine: MECha de UCI: Dia de los Muertos

New Nov 2 Thursday 6:45-9pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC: Season of Change for OC's District Attorney

New Nov 2 Thursday 7-9pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace and Justice Coalition: "I Am Not Your Negro"

New Nov 3 Friday 3:30-5:30pm, Fullerton: CSUF Economics Association First Annual EA Policy Panel

New Nov 4 Saturday 10am-noon, Tustin: OC CIVIC Training Immigration Detention Visits

NEW Nov 4 Saturday noon-9pm, Santa Ana: 15th Annual (Quinceañera) Noche de Altares

New Nov 4 Saturday 12:15-1:45pm, Anaheim: Anaheim Democratic Club Welcomes Delaine Easton, Gubernatorial Candidate

New Nov 4 Saturday 3-6pm, Huntington Beach: Sierra Club Political Leadership Award

NEW Nov 4 Saturday 4-6pm, Santa Ana: Democratic Socialists of America - OC general meeting

New Nov 4 Saturday 5:15pm, Santa Ana: Movie and Discussion: Dolores

New Nov 5 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: OC Green Party meeting - What We Learned at the Movement School for Revolutionaries on Oct. 7th: A discussion among attendees and you

NEW Nov 5 Sunday 4:30-6:30pm, Irvine: Together We Will OC - Building Coalitions: People, Process, and Pow

New Nov 5 Sunday 5-8pm, Irvine: Democratic Foundation of OC 2017 Annual Dinner

New Nov 6 Monday 4-6pm, Anaheim: The People's Homeless Task Force

New Nov 7 Tuesday 4-6pm, Huntington Beach: Handmaids Rise: Resist! Persist! Prevail!

NEW Nov 7 Tuesday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Unique Barriers to the Criminal Justice System for those with Disabilities

New Nov 7 Tuesday 6:30pm, Fullerton: Fullerton Joint-Union High School District board meeting

New Nov 7 Tuesday 6:30-10:30pm, Fullerton: Fullerton Public Hearing re: 2018 District Elections Map

New Nov 7 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Irvine: CD-45 Congressional Candidates Forum

new Nov 8 Wednesday 11am-noon, Santa Ana: Art in Context: Women in the Arts in America, Part 5

New Nov 8 Wednesday 6-8pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle Local Elections Action Team: Moonlight Mourning and Candleleight Vigil

New Nov 8 Wednesday 7-8pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats: A Discussion on #MeToo

New Nov 8 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Indivisible OC 46

NEW Nov 9 Thursday 5-8pm, Fullerton: 13th Annual Fullerton Women's Leadership Forum

New Nov 10 Friday 10:30am-1pm, Irvine: Women For: OC - Rise Up Against Hunger

New Nov 10 Friday 6:45-9pm, Fountain Valley : Democratic Club of West OC: Season of Change for OC's District Attorney

New Nov 11 Saturday 11am-2pm, Santa Ana: Habitat for Humanity ReStore Grand Opening

NEW Nov 11 Saturday noon-5pm, Laguna Beach : Democratic Socialists Picnic Potluck

NEW Nov 11 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Santa Ana: NAACP

NEW Nov 11 Saturday 1pm, Fullerton: Rally to Rename Plummer Auditorium: KKK out of Fullerton Publi

New Nov 11 Saturday 6-8pm, Laguna Beach: Planned Parenthood - Pink Out Party

New Nov 12 Sunday noon-1:30pm, Anaheim: Josh Newman & Connie Leyva Falafel Meet & Greet

New Nov 12 Sunday noon-2pm, Santa Ana: The March for Economic Justice and Housing

New Nov 13 Monday 7-9pm, Brea: People for Housing OC - Housing the Future: A Conversation Among Advocates

New Nov 14 Tuesday 8am-noon, Santa Ana: Fund Housing First to End Homelessness

NEW Nov 14 Tuesday 5:30pm, Newport Beach: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club: Voter Outreach & Personal Stories Part II

New Nov 14 Tuesday 7pm, Capistrano Beach: Progressives of South OC - the Indivisible movement

new Nov 14 Tuesday 7pm, Los Alamitos: Democratic Club of Seal Beach

NEW Nov 14 Tuesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative book club discussion White Trash (Parts 2 & 3)

New Nov 14 Tuesday 7-9pm, Brea: Housing the Future: A Conversation Among Advocates

NEW Nov 15 Wednesday 11:30am-2pm, Irvine: Lunch With the League "The Politics of Protest: Social Movements in America"

NEW Nov 15 Wednesday 6-8pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club General Meeting and Officer Nominations

NEW Nov 16 Thursday 5:30-7pm, TBA: Planned Parenthood Pink Out OC Advocacy Night

NEW Nov 16 Thursday 5:45-6:45pm, Irvine: Rally: Convince Mimi Walters to Vote No on "Tax Cut & Jobs Act

NEW Nov 17 Friday 8-9am, Santa Ana: Alzheimer's OC: Coffee with Representative Lou Correa

[Date change] Nov 17 18 Friday Saturday 10am-noon, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: Women's Rights Are Human Rights. Okay now what?

NEW Nov 18 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: OC Peace Coalition Meeting

New Nov 18 Saturday 10am-8pm, Huntington Beach: Oak View ComUNIDAD Fundraiser/Kermes

New Nov 18 Saturday 1:30pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State OC Chapter: Pot Luck & Annual Meeting

NEW Nov 18 Saturday 4-6pm, Orange: Democratic Socialists of America - OC, Reading Group: Introduction to Eco-Socialism

NEW Nov 18 Saturday 5-6pm, Anaheim: Interfaith Witnesses: Welcoming CAIR Annual Banquet Attendees

NEW Nov 19 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine - A Conversation on Ending Homelessness in OC

NEW Nov 19 Sunday 2:30-4:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Democratic Socialists of America - Wage Justice Clinic Monthly Meeting

New Nov 20 Monday 4-6pm, Anaheim: The People's Homeless Task Force

NEW Nov 21 Tuesday 7:30-10pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club: OC Olive Tree Initiative discussiom

NEW Nov 30 Thursday 5:30-7:30pm, Seal Beach: Kick Off Event for Gerrie Schipske for State Senate 2018

NEW Nov 30 Thursday 6pm, Santa Ana: The Left Bank of Southern California: Poetic Activism


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2017

JANUARY

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Jan 5 Thursday 7pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace and Justice Coalition Free Movie Night Education Inc., How Money and Politics Are Changing Our Schools @ St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave.
Education, Inc. is told through the eyes of parent and filmmaker Brian Malone, as he travels cross-country in search of the answers and sources behind the privatizing of American public education, and what it means for his kids. movie info: http://edincmovie.com/ trailer: http://vimeo.com/157617318. Directions: N/E corner of Wardman St. and Washington Ave. Washington Ave (not Blvd) runs north and south two short blocks east of Greenleaf Park on Washington (there is additional parking in the back of the church) Walk through the second gate north of Wardman. http://www.whittierpeace.org/

Jan 5 Thursday 7pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC meeting with Guest Speaker, Katherine Spillar, Executive Editor of Ms. Magazine @ Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 N. Harbor Blvd.
Katherine Spillar is the Executive Director of the Feminist Majority Foundation and the Feminist Majority, national organizations working for women's equality, empowerment, and non-violence.

Jan 7 Saturday 9:30-noon Buena Park, 10am-noon Orange, 10:30-12:30pm Irvine, 12:30-2:30pm Long Beach/San Clemente, 1-3pm Anaheim, 3-5pm Huntington Beach: California Democratic Party State Central Committee and Executive Board Assembly District Election Meetings
AD 65 9:30am @ UFCW Local 324 Union Hall 8530 Stanton Ave. Buena Park, CA, CA 90620
AD 68 10am @ Teamsters Local 952 140 S. Marks Way Orange, CA 92868
AD 69 1pm @ Unitarian Universal Church, 511 South Harbor Blvd., Anaheim CA 92802
AD 70 12:30pm @ Teamsters Local 848 3888 Cherry Avenue Long Beach
AD 72 3pm @ IAMAW District Lodge 5402 Bolsa Ave. Huntington Beach, CA 92647
AD 73 12:30pm @ San Clemente Community Center, Fireside Room, 100 N. Calle Seville, San Clemente, CA 92672
AD 74 10:30-12:30pm @ Verano Place Commons 6529 Adobe Circle, South Irvine, CA 92617
Find all the details for your Assembly District Election Meeting at cadem.org/our-party/adem. You are able to vote in these elections if you are a registered Democrat in the Assembly District. If you are not a registered Democrat, you may register to vote as a Democrat on site. If your name is listed, you are a confirmed candidate for the Assembly District. For more information regarding the ADEMs elections held on either January 7 or 8 in your Assembly District visit website at link above. Here you may also find information such as convener contacts and election time and locations. Make sure to check times and locations as they may have changed.

Jan 8 Sunday 7:30am-4pm, Huntington Beach: We will again be setting up the Arlington West display on the sands of Huntington Beach. We hope we can have your help.
Volunteers meet at the beach (6th st. north of the pier) at 7:30AM to help unload the trailer and set-up the crosses and other material, and/or come by 4:00PM to help take it down and put it away. We usually need the most help in the morning, though both morning and evening are critical.   Please join us this month. If you have questions contact Jeff at jeff.mfso@earthlink.net

Jan 8 Sunday 2-3pm, Garden Grove: Green Party of OC General Meeting @ Acacia Villa Apartments Clubhouse, 10931 Acacia Parkway (1/2 block west of Main Street). Parking available in city lot across the street.
Trinidad Castaneda will lead a workshop on climate change. Our 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 our meeting, please contact Bea Tiritilli: tiritilligreen@sbcglobal.net. For more info, contact Matt Leslie, Secretary, approximateman@earthlink.net. http://www.ocgreens.org. (949)559-7336

Jan 10 Tuesday 7am-4pm, Orange: Teamsters Local 2010 Strike @ UC Irvine Medical Center, 101 The City Drive.
Local 2010 will be conducting a statewide, one-day ULP strike for fair raises and benefits in the face of management refusal to bargain in good faith. Wages for UC administrative staff are so low that over 70% of workers suffer from hunger or food insecurity. Real wages are down by 24% over the past two decades. For more information, contact Timothy Mathews, Local 2010 Research Analyst, at 510-292-0020, or tmathews@teamsters2010.org.

Jan 11 Wednesday 5-6:30pm, Irvine: MEChA de UCI @ UCI Cross Cultural Center, 103 Gateway
Welcome back Anteaters!! We hope you all had a well rested winter break!!! Join us this Wednesday for icebreakers and an interactive workshop to kick off our first meeting of the quarter! Workshop: TBA

Jan 12 Thursday 6-8pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America - OC Organizing Meeting @ 32 Urey Court, parking at the community center at 1083 California Avenue.
Come join the Orange County Democratic Socialists of America for a discussion on what opportunities we have to resist the inevitably horrific excesses of a Trump Administration, advocate for positive change in our communities, and build a strong socialist presence here in Orange County. http://www.dsausa.org/about_dsa

Jan 14 Saturday 9:30-noon Corona del Mar/Long Beach/Mission Viejo, 10am-noon Brea: Monthly Meeting of Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL)
@ BREA 10am to noon: Brea Congregational Church at 300 E. Imperial Hwy, Brea 92821, and
@ CORONA del MAR 9:30am to noon: St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 3233 Pacific View Dr, Corona del Mar, CA 92625
@ LONG BEACH 9:30am to noon: First Congregational Church of Long Beach, 241 Cedar Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
@ MISSION VIEJO 9:30am to noon: Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23436 Madero #140, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
New members welcome! Part of the meeting is a one-hour international conference call. We hear from an expert in Climate Change. Then we plan actions to move our members of Congress toward a solution to the climate crisis. Join the fun as we build political will for a livable world. RSVPs appreciated by contacting Brea Leader: Dennis Arp at (714) 747-0206, CORONA DEL MAR Leader: Mark Tabbert at (949) 310-5256,or LONG BEACH Leader: Edric Guise at (562) 858-4640, or MISSION VIEJO Leader Kathy Orlinsky at (714) 658-8573. Learn about CCL and register for live weekly introductory call at CitizensClimateLobby.org.

Jan 14-16 Saturday noon-5pm, Sunday 4-6pm, Monday 9am-2pm, Santa Ana: 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend Celebration @ Second Baptist Church of Santa Ana, 4300 Westminster Ave.
The Time is Always right to do what is right. - Martin Luther King, Jr.   The entire community is invited to unite for the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend Celebration January 14 - 16 at Second Baptist Church here in Santa Ana. The goal is to have our community unite to celebrate the legacy of this iconic individual, an American Baptist minister and activist who was a great leader in the African American Civil Rights Movement. The weekend celebration will commence on Saturday, Jan. 14 and conclude on Monday, Jan.16.   Saturday, January 14, 2017- 12:00PM - 5:00 PM 12:00PM - 3:00PM • AA Inventor Museum/Living History Museum • MLK Day of Service Registration & T-shirt P.U. • Skits by OC talented youth • Entertainment, sports, Ed., and Pol. civil rights activist exhibits 3:00PM - 5:00PM • 2017 MLK Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Reception • Panel of O.C. Civil Rights Heroes • Lt Col Robert Friend, Dotty Mulkey, Bro Bussey, Gonzalo Mendez Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 4:00PM - 6:00 PM • Communitywide multi faith youth choir concert • Poignant messages from our very own illustrious pastors. • Powerful delivery by prominent orator Dr Thomas Parham • Special guest - Renowned gospel artist Brent Jones, Cory Briggs. Monday, January 16, 2017 - MLK Day of Service - 9:00AM - 2:00PM "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" • Community service homeless outreach in S.A., Orange, and Anaheim • Free haircuts • "OC Soles 2 Souls" • Food distribution • Community cleanup • Onsite health fare/workshops • Be the Match Bone Marrow Drive • Much more!!! Please attend and take an active part in the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Weekend Celebration!! For additional information — PLEASE SPEAK TO YOUR PASTOR or contact Junie Davis at 949-456-9148, juniesfamily@yahoo.com,or Trish Thomas at lilthomas77@yahoo.com.

Jan 14 Saturday, 2-4pm, Anaheim: Emergency Action For Nuclear Waste @ UUCA Unitarian Universalist Church, 511 S Harbor Blvd.
Southern California Edison plans to BURY MILLIONS of pounds of radioactive waste in the SAND on San Onofre State Beach Park. We need to be there by the hundreds to protest this. please help us get the point across that we will not have it buried on our beaches.

Jan 14 Saturday, 3-4:30pm, Santa Ana: O.C. SPUSA January Meeting @ The Old Ship British Pub, 1120 W 17th St, S
Join us at our first meeting of 2017 to discuss issues and coming events (i.e. Inauguration Strike on January 20) @socialistoc

Jan 14 Saturday, 3-5pm, Santa Ana: Legal Observer Training @ 313 N Birch St.
Training and Know Your Rights presentation by ACLU-SC and NLG representatives. It should be useful for anyone who is planning on participating in the upcoming march. No need to be a lawyer (but CLE credit is available)!   Be sure to RSVP at bit.ly/legalobserver

Jan 15 Sunday noon-4pm, Anaheim: Really Really Free Market @ La Palma Park, 1151 N. Anaheim Blvd.
Bring stuff you don't need/want anymore and find stuff you do need/want! If you don't have anything to share you are still welcome to take anything you like. If you are bringing items to share please only bring what you can carry (a bag or two). Try to show up early (not 30 min before we clean up). This will also help us have less to clean up! Bring books, clothes, music, electronics, games, children's toys, art supplies, non-perishable food items, etc. Workshops/ skill sharing are great, such as art w the children, upcycling, informative workshops and more. *POTLUCK so bring any foods stuffs to share! *If you can bring something post what you are bringing! *Any questions? Feel free to ask! *If you would like to share a skill/hold a workshop post it here to bring folx in that are interested! Homophobia, transphobia, sexism, racism, ableism, body shaming, etc. will not be tolerated. 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.

Jan 15 Sunday 1-3pm, Costa Mesa: Our First Stand: Save Health Care & Social Security @ 77 Fair Drive
join residents of Costa Mesa, Orange County and members of the Democratic Party to tell Republicans loudly and clearly: we won't let you throw nearly 30 million people off of health insurance, make massive cuts to Medicaid and defund Planned Parenthood.

Jan 15 Sunday 2:30-4:15pm, Irvine: Rally to Save Healthcare @ Congresswoman Mimi Walter's office, 3333 Michelson Drive,
Bernie Sanders, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi have called for rallies organized by citizens all over the country. We are going to rally in Irvine, as requested by Bernie, on January 15. We will be starting at 2:30 pm sharp at the office of our Congresswoman for the 45th CD, at 3333 Michelson Drive, Irvine (near Park Place). Bring signs! We will then march to UC Irvine. We have invited State Treasurer John Chiang to speak on the health and financial impacts of destroying our entire health care system. (stay tuned). Then at 4:00 pm, we will finish by marching up Campus Dr to University Drive. Please invite your friends, bring your signs, and let's rally!

Jan 15 Sunday 2pm, Newport Beach: Children of Palestine: A settler Colonial Perspective @ St. Mark Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Road
The 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) calls upon righteous people "to communicate with their senators, congresspersons, and the president of the United States their concern for the safety and well-being of the children of Palestine who suffer widespread and systematic patterns of ill treatment and torture within the Israeli military detention system."   Sponsors: St. Mark Presbyterian Church, Peace and Justice Committee; Presbyterian Synod Committee on Peace, Justice and Integrity of Creation ( JPIC), and the Friends of Sabeel in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.   Dr. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian is the Lawrence D. Biele Chair in Law at the Faculty of Law-Institute of Criminology and the School of Social Work and Public Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is a Palestinian feminist activist and the director of the Gender Studies Program at Mada al-Carmel, the Arab Center for Applied Social Research in Haifa. Her research focuses on law, society and crimes of abuse of power. Some of her 64 publications include: The Biopolitics of Israeli Settler Colonialism: Palestinian Bedouin Children Theorize the Present; Security Theology, Surveillance, and the Politics of Fear; Childhood: A Universalist Perspective for How Israel is using Child Arrest and Detention to further its Colonial Settler Project. As a resident of the old city of Jerusalem, Dr. Shalhoub-Kevorkian is a prominent local activist. She engages in direct actions and critical dialogue to end the control of power over Palestinian children's lives.

Jan 15 Sunday 3-5pm, Tustin: Sierra Club Angeles Chapter Climate Change Committee meeting @ REI, Community Room, 2962 El Camino Real,
meetup.com/ClimateChangeCommittee/events/236230402

Jan 15 Sunday 4:30-6:30pm, Irvine: Meetup to Coordinate our Resistance to the Trump Administration @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club
We'll meet each month on the third Sunday, usually at 4:30 pm. We want to invite all groups that want to work in resistance to Trump to meet to coordinate their activities. We need to spread out the work so that by 2018, we are ready to elect a new Congress.   At our first official meeting, we'll be having a fun and creative time making signs for the Million Women's March. We'll also set up car pools so everyone who wants can join in.   This group is not here to take the place of the many fine groups already active throughout the county. Our idea is to coordinate the ideas and activities to the point where we share our volunteers and all support as many activities as possible. meetup.com/ProgressiveUnity/events/236016553

Jan 15 Sunday 4:30pm, Garden Grove: Community Meeting to Resist Trump
http://act.moveon.org/event/cmty-mtgs-trump/5682/signup/

Jan 15 Sunday 4:30pm, Laguna Beach: Sunset Candelight Vigil To Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. @ Main Beach
Especially given the recent event in our own community and with the Trump inauguration looming, let's take this opportunity to celebrate MLK's vision of justice, equality and peace.   Questions: Cottie Petrie-Norris cpetrienorris@msn.com 949.599.4847

Jan 15 Sunday 4:30-6:30pm, Tustin: Together We Will, OC @ 14702 Devonshire
We will be updating everyone on our plans for the March For Women, doing a brief Basecamp tutorial, and getting into breakout groups with our Basecamp teams. Please let us know if you have anything else you'd like to include in the meeting.

Jan 16 Monday 5-8pm, Fullerton: Know Your Rights Forum @ 450 W Orangethorpe Ave.
Join us for a know your rights presentation and conversation among community on standing strong and united in a Trump administration. <Español abajo> Acompañenos a una presentacion para que conozca sus derechos y conversación entre comunidad para seguir luchando unidos en la administracion Trump. http://www.ociyu.org/

Jan 16 Monday 5:30-7:30pm, Anahim: Pre-inaguration VIGIL Honoring Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. @ Anaheim City Hall, 200 S South Anaheim Blvd.
Join us in honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at the steps of Anaheim City Hall.   We will be gathering as community at 5:30pm. (Parking behind and across the street).   We will all have the opportunity to hear from civic "leaders" across the county who will share their thoughts on this crucial time.   They will also have the opportunity to learn from YOU as we will have an open space for stories on how this incoming administration will affect you. We hope you join us.

Jan 17 Tuesday 4-8pm, Santa Ana: Final Vote: Sanctuary City @ Santa Ana City Council Chamber, 22 Civic Center Plaza
With 3 days before the presidential Inauguration, Santa Ana City Council will take the last and final vote on its Sanctuary City Ordinance. On December 6, 2016, City Council members voted 5-0 in favor of adopting a sanctuary resolution that requires the city to strengthen various policies. December 20th, the new city council voted 7-0 to adopt a city ordinance that included specific language to safeguard against deportations of the city's immigrant community.   This Tuesday, January 17th, 2017, the Santa Ana City Council will take the last and FINAL vote on the Sanctuary City Ordinance.   What will it mean to be a Sanctuary? Sanctuary with an ICE detention center? Sanctuary with no Affordable Housing? Sanctuary with no Sustainable Development? We need a Sanctuary where all the community can THRIVE.

Jan 17 Tuesday 5pm, Santa Ana: documentary film examining the Black Power Movement @ Centro Cultural de México, 313 N. Birch St.
Biblioteca at El Centro Cultural de México presents: FREE FILM SCREENING   A documentary film examining the Black Power Movement from 1967-1975 with appearances by Angela Davis, Bobby Seale, Huey P. Newton, Eldridge Cleaver, and other activists, artists, and leaders central to the movement.   * Part of the BlackLivesMatter Discussion Group Series *

Jan 17 Tuesday 6pm, Huntington Beach: Join OakView ComUNIDAD for the Huntington Beach City Council Meet @ City Hall, 2000 N. Main St.
Community members will be commenting on the need for a Multi-Family Housing Inspector program to ensure proper maintenance of multi-family housing. This program was established to implement the housing goals of the city, to preserve and protect the city's existing stock of multi-family housing, to protect and promote the health, safety and welfare of the residents of multi-family housing, and to avoid conditions of deterioration and blight which could adversely affect economic conditions and the quality of life throughout the city. It is the goal of this program that each multi-family housing structure be inspected at least once every five (5) years.

Jan 17 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats monthly meeting @ Norman Murray Community Ctr, 24932 Veterans Way
Election of New Club Officer's for 2017 Henry Vandermeir, former DPOC Chair - Guest Speaker Open discussion about the "Accidental President" Canyondemocrats.org

Jan 17 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousins Club of OC - What does the future hold for Israel and Palestine? @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Our newly formed Planning Committee will meet at 7:00 p.m. to organize and make plans for our activities in 2017. We welcome all our members to join us and give us your input.   At 7:30 p.m. our general meeting will commence. We will discuss the recent U.N. Security Council Resolution 2334 which called on Israel to immediately cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories. We will review the lengthy speech by Secretary of State Kerry in which he explains why the U.S. abstained. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu was furious with the United States for failing to veto the Resolution.   What does the future hold for Israel and Palestine? Are two States still possible as Kerry advocated? Please join us and share your ideas.

Jan 18 Wednesday 11:45am-1:30pm, Irvine: Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council Luncheon - current status of the Dakota Access Pipeline @ Islamic Center of Irvine (ICOI), 2 Truman
Please join us for our first meeting of the new year as we discuss the current status of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and our friends' plight for justice at Standing Rock, North Dakota. Come and hear first hand information and experiences. Please RSVP via email to Farrah@firstdrops.org. Luncheons are $12 with RSVP and $15 at door.

Jan 18 Wednesday 6pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club General Meeting - Special Guest Dan Jacobson @ Marie Callendar's, 31791 del Obispo Street.
Mr. Jacobson is the principal counsel at Jacobson & Associates; a civil litigator, author, and law professor, and the Chair of the Democratic Foundation of Orange County Chairman Dan Jacobson will share updates on what the DFOC is doing in 2017. The presentation will also be opened to Q&A. Chairman Jacobson and members of the DFOC are leading the charge for change, fairness and justice that comes with the election of Orange County Democrats.   Dinner at 6pm, meeting at 7. Dinner is $20 including tax and tip.   You must RSVP to willa@cox.net or (949) 370-0401.

Jan 19 Thursday 6:30-9pm, Santa Ana: Resilience Rising: A Community Celebration @ Delhi Community Center, 505 E. Central Ave
http://resilienceoc.org/index.php/resilience-rising/

Jan 20 Friday 7:30-11am, Anahim: Inauguration Watch Breakfast: A Gathering to Learn & Organize @ 310 W Broadway.
The Orange County Congregation Community Organization invites you to "break bread" with diverse faith leaders and advocates who have been directly affected by the rhetoric of the 2016 President election. This event is not a celebration of the incoming administration but rather an opportunity to witness this "historical" moment together in order to build community but also a shared consensus on our future work ahead.

Jan 20 Friday 10am, Anaheim: Interfaith leaders, Community Activists and Elected Officials to Hold Press Conference Announcing OC Muslim-Latino Collaborative @ Anaheim City Hall, 200 South Anaheim Blvd.
The collaborative aims to support and unify both communities by encouraging mutual learning, developing meaningful relationships and promoting solidarity in action.   The collaborative will bring both communities together to learn from and about one another and to build relationships based on mutual trust. Members of the collaborative dedicate themselves to educating and mobilizing their communities and amplifying their voices in the pursuit of unity and justice.   CONTACT: OCCORD Executive Director Shakeel Syed at shakeel@occord.org or call 310-384-7791; CAIR-LA Communications Coordinator Ojaala Ahmad, oahmad@cair.com, 714-851-4851 IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) Islamic Institute of Orange County (IIOC) Los Amigos of Orange County Orange County Congregation Community Organizations OCCCO Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD) Unite Here! Local 11

Jan 20 Friday noon-3pm, Irvine: UC Irvine Walkout & March @ UC Irvine flagpoles
Solidarity walkout, march, and community building among members of the UC Irvine community who want to openly and unabashedly communicate their vehement resistance to the incoming Trump presidency and to forms of politics that enable and justify attacks on women, immigrants, LGBTQ people, African American, Muslim, Jewish, and other minority communities, workers, the disabled, the poor, the already disenfranchised and vulnerable, and the environment. UC-Wide Walkout https://www.facebook.com/events/212907182498412/

Jan 20 Friday noon-1pm, Anahim/Irvine: Inauguration Day - PCU Prays with Muslim Neighbors
Members from Brea Congregational United Church of Christ will pray in solidarity with their Muslim neighbors at the Islamic Institute of Orange County in Anaheim, 1220 N State College Blvd, at 1 pm. Contact: David This, davidthis@gmail.com .
Progressive Christians will be present in solidarity at the Islamic Center of Irvine, 2 Truman St. Contact: Pastor Paige Eaves, pastorpaige@uumcirvine.org
Many immigrant and minoritized groups are rightfully concerned about their status, safety, and well-being within the US, given President-Elect Donald Trump's many xenophobic and anti-Islamic public statements. As people of faith, Progressive Christians Uniting (PCU) is mobilizing its network of members to show their solidarity and support for our Muslim brothers and sisters by attending mosques for Friday juma'a prayer on Inauguration Day, 1/20. PCU believes that it is our duty as Christians to be a faithful presence among those whom are persecuted and also provide a prophetic witness against such persecution. The above quote from Niemöller sums up our position - when any group or individual experiences socially sanctioned injustice it ultimately threatens our collective pursuit of justice. In other words, as Dr. Martin Luther King stated "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

Jan 20 Friday 5-8pm, Santa Ana: Inauguration Vigil for Human Rights: OC Rise @ 211 W Santa Ana Blvd.
Californians overwhelmingly reject Trump's values, so let's show our community and leaders that we'll rise to defend our immigrant and Muslim neighbors, people of color, women and LGBTQ, our environment, healthcare, civil rights, worker rights and everything else we hold dear that could be under attack.   We'll be gathering at the old OC Court House in Santa Ana starting at 5 pm. Bring your friends, signs, portable lights or candles with a cup, and a spirit of solidarity and determination to rise to the challenge of our times. You're also invited to hang out for food/drinks afterwards and get to know allies in the local struggle for human rights.   The inaguration marks the beginning of an uncertain, unprecedented era... Many will be feeling anger, sadnessness, frustration, and hopelessness. We need from each other messages of HOPE, courage, and resilience.   Let's lift up our voices and build bonds between the various struggles and allies in Orange County. Let's build that rainbow coalition of dedicated freedom fighters. Let's be the change we wish to see!   Public parking is available: http://en.parkopedia.com/parking/santa%20ana/   See you there! Onward and upward!

Jan 20 Friday 7pm, Huntington Beach: Review the Indivisible Guide and Discuss @ Huntington Harbour Mall, 16897 Algonquin St.
meetup.com/Indivisible-Orange-County/events/236772703

Jan 20 Friday 8pm, Lake Forest: OC NORML General Meeting @ Fuddruckers, 23621 El Toro Rd.
we will be talking about current events, planning for 2017 and handling non profit business

Jan 21 Saturday 9am-1pm, Santa Ana: Women's March on Washington - OC @ French Plaza Downtown Santa Ana (Corner of 4th and French) * location subject to change
In response to the Women's March on Washington Movement, local OC community groups have banned together to organize a march here in O.C.!   Orange County will join sister marches across the nation in sending a message to the incoming administration that women's rights are human rights and our diverse voices must be heard!
FAQ's   What is happening? In response to the Women's March on Washington Movement, local OC community groups have come together to organize a march here in OC! Orange County will join sister marches across the nation in sending a message to the incoming administration that women's rights are human rights and our diverse voices must be heard.   Why is this happening? The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized and threatened many of us - immigrants, Muslims, Veterans, people who identify as LQBTQ+, Native people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, and survivors of sexual assault. This march is the first step toward unifying our communities and sending a strong message to the new president and his administration that our voices matter.   Who is organizing the event? The Women's March on OC is being organized by the following community organizations:   National Women's Political Caucus OC Congregation Community Coalition OC for Climate Action Orange County Labor Federation Orange County Women's Coalition Pantsuit Nation - Orange County Progressive Interfaith Alliance SEEDS Orange County Together We Will - Orange County Unite Here! Local 11 Women For: OC   ** this is only a preliminary list of organizers and partners, more will be added soon**   Is this a protest? No. This is a peaceful, family-friendly march and rally that aims to unite the many diverse communities in Orange County while sending a powerful message.   Can I bring my family? Yes, this is a peaceful family-friendly event   Is there a cost? This event is free to the public   Can men march? Yes, everyone is welcome!   How can I or my organization get involved? If you or your organization is interested in becoming a volunteer or partner, please email OCWomensMarch@gmail.com

Jan 21 Saturday 10am-noon, Laguna Beach: Women's March @ Main Beach
Laguna Beach will hold its own rally on Jan. 21 to support the Women's March on Washington. This local effort has grown through word of mouth, grassroots style, where local folks will stand in solidarity with the Women's March in Washington. The musicians performing are: Local legends, Beth Fitchet Wood and Steve Wood, singer-songwriter and local activist Music of Joel Rafael and the rockabilly band, Off The Vinyl. A singalong with Tom Joliet and his merry band of ukulele players will get the crowd singing and fired up.   RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/laguna-beach-standing-solid-with-sisters-in-march-on-washington?referrer=4cc567f7f0977086a632c2d5e448e004a4de2aba&source=direct_link Contact: Cindynelsonobrand@icloud.com

Jan 21 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: AU-OC Presents Susan Johnston & Steph Campbell End of Life Option Act - Its Implementation & Why It Is an Issue for the Separation of Church & State @ Community Room, Irvine Ranch Water District, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
This discussion will provide information on the background of the Act including attempts by religious groups to derail the legislation as well as how religious groups attempt to prevent individuals from utilizing the Act. The presentation will also include the process of how to utilize the Act to obtain Medical Aid in Dying in California. The purpose of Medical Aid in Dying is to allow more people to have a peaceful death at home with loved ones, with pain and discomfort managed and to have spiritual needs and values respected. It allows terminally ill, mentally capable adults to control their dying process by requesting medication that will shorten a difficult and unbearable dying process. Utilizing this law will not invalidate wills, contracts, or insurance as it is not considered suicide. Please join us for a discussion of this important topic. http://au-oc.org

Jan 21 Saturday 2-10:30pm, Santa Ana: SEEDS @ The Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St.
They tried to bury us, but they didn't know we were SEEDS.   SEEDS developed as a reaction to the election, to support communities that will be at risk under the new administration. The first half of the event will feature speakers who'll provide resources and action plans. The second half will be a fundraiser featuring live bands, zines, and art. 100% of the money will be donated back to local organizations.   We are partnering with the OC Women's March. March in solidarity, and save on your entry donation to SEEDS.

Jan 22 Sunday 11am-1:30pm, Santa Ana: UNA-USA OC Chapter Annual Brunch for Members and Friends - New Gloal Leadership for People and Planet @ Hacienda Restaurant, 1725 College Ave.
Guest speaker Bertil Linblad, Senior Advisor for Internaional Initiative, Pomona College Registration Required no later than Jan 18th http://www.una-oc.org/uploads/1/0/0/9/10097782/editor/2017-annual-brunch-flyer-for-webpage.jpeg

Jan 22 Sunday 12:30pm, Irvine: Before the Flood Movie @ Plumer Hall, Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy.
In this 90 minute film, follow Leonardo DiCaprio as he travels around the glove to witness first hand the devastating effects of climate change and what needs to be done to solve the climate crisis. Meet the experts, explore the science behind climate change and discover the solutions we can implement today. Sponsored by IUCC GREENfaith Committee, IUCC Adult Education Ministry, IUCC Advocates for Peace & Justice Ministry.

[rescheduled] Jan 22 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine January Meeting (New Board Election)
Moved to Jan 29

Jan 22 Sunday 6-7:30pm, Orange: Roe vs Wade Rally with OC NOW @ the Circle in Orange
Bring signs, NO Candles, Flashlights are OK, but lights really aren't necessary. Dress Warmly. Each January on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Americans rally in Washington DC and other cities to exercise our freedoms of speech and petition. Roe v. Wade was a Supreme Court decision decided in 1973 making abortion legal in the United States. The issue of abortion and a woman's right to choose has remained controversial and politically charged ever since. It is crucial we continue having our voices heard!

Jan 23 Monday 4-6pm, Anaheim: The People's Homeless Task Force @ UUCA Unitarian Universalist Church, 511 S Harbor Blvd.
Comment prep for Anaheim City Council meeting on Tuesday, January 24. https://www.facebook.com/events/234045420380820

Jan 24 Tuesday 8am-3pm, Santa Ana: AFSCME Speak Out @ 333 W Santa Ana Blvd.
For the past 8 months AFSCME Local 2076 has been in contract negotiations with County of Orange. From the very start your AFSCME negotiations team has strived to set the goal of this negotiations to secure pay that reflects all the challenges Eligibility Workers have faced since the last contract.   Now is the time to that we come together and demonstrate to the Board of Supervisors that we serious about a contract that reflects FAIRNESS & RESPECT. On Tuesday January 24 will be speaking at the board of supervisors during public comment to address these issues.

Jan 24-26 Tuesday-Thursday, 6-7:30pm, Irvine: Peace & Justice Week Re-Imagining Justice @ UCI Student Center
Tuesday: Addressing Injustices and Bridging Divides @ Crystal Cove with various panelists and workshops at 7:30 to 8:30pm, Emerald Bay B&C. Wednesday: On Social Justice Issues: Student Orgs in Conversation @ Moss Cove A. Thursday: Arts for Peace and Justice @ Doheny Beach A. For more details, visit peaceweek.weebly.com.

Jan 24 Tuesday 6pm, Irvine: PDA OC Chapter General Meeting @ home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River.
Dr Bill Honigman c: 949-246-6283, @DrBillH Progressive Democrats of America (PDAmerica) www.pdamerica.org, @pdamerica

Jan 24 Tuesday 6-8pm, Irvine: Panel: 1st Amendment Right to Free Speech on Campuses @ UCI School of Law, Law Building, Room 3750, 401 E Peltason Dr.
Panelists include:   Brendan Hamme, a staff attorney at the ACLU of Southern California. He joined ACLU SoCal in September 2012 as a Loyola Law School Public Interest Fellow, working to secure the rights of all students to an education, freedom of speech, due process, privacy and to learn in an environment free from discrimination, harassment and bullying through a campaign of impact litigation, policy advocacy and community engagement. He later transferred to the Orange County office to work on a wide range of civil rights and civil liberties issues, including freedom of speech, prisoners' rights, LGBT rights, voting rights and students' rights. Brendan now concentrates on freedom of speech and criminal justice issues throughout Southern California.   Yacoub Kureh, Ph.D. student in Mathematics at UCLA.   Jim Lafferty, Executive Director Emeritus of the National Lawyers Guild in Los Angeles; the host of The Lawyers Guild Show heard each Thursday at 3:00 p.m. on KPFK, 90.7 FM; the Chair of the Board of the Office of the Americas; a former Hearing Officer for the State of Michigan Civil Rights Commission; and an elected Fellow of the University of Southern California's Institute for the Humanities; and a member of the executive board of the ANSWER anti-war, anti-racism coalition.   UCI School of Law Law Building Room 3750   Food will be provided.   Please RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/9C1xDFqaXTHw5oz12   Co-hosted by NLG-OC, NLG-UCI, and NLG-LA.

Jan 24 Tuesday 7pm, Tustin: Resistance Meet Up @ Aldersgate United Methodist Church 1201 Irvine Blvd
Come meet other Resistance members. We will share stories, review strategies, and plan for action. https://www.facebook.com/events/140497906451943

Jan 25 Wednesday 11am-1pm, Irvine: UCI Tuition Hike Protest @ UCI Flagpoles
Tuition at UCs have been frozen since 2011, and THIS WEDNESDAY, the UC Board of Regents is voting on raising the annual tuition by $282 and adding a $54 fee for California residents in the UC system. Out-of-state students would see a total increase of $1,332.   If financial aid does not help with all the additional university fees and cost of living at UCI, or if you are against tuition hikes making students bear the costs and debt of financial mistakes made by the UC system, please make your voice heard this Wednesday.

Jan 25 Wednesday 5-6pm, Irvine: Students Advocating For Immigrants Rights and Equity @ HH220
What is the difference between outreach and recruitment? What are the different types of outreach? Join us during week 3 to learn effective ways to outreach and recruit! Hope to see you there!

Jan 25 Wednesday 5-6:30pm, Irvine: SJP at UCI Workshop @ UCI Cross Cultural Center, 103 Gateway
Please join MEChA de UCI for this week's meeting, we will have Students for Justice in Palenstine (SJP) provide a workshop on an "Intro to Palestine, an overview about the history of the settler colonization and military occupation of Palestinian land, how Zionism is related to manifest destiny, and the relationship between the United States settler colonialism , militarization and policing, and the state of Israel"

Jan 25 Wednesday 6:30-9pm, Costa Mesa: Banning Ranch Conservancy Board Meeting @ Mesa Verde United Methodist Church, 1701 West Baker
2017 will be a busy year and help is needed to preserve, acquire, conserve and manage the. Banning Ranch as a permanent public open space and coastal nature preserve.

Jan 26 Thursday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: Press Conference: Muslim, Latinx, and Refugee Immigrants Unite @ U.S Citizenship And Immigration Services, 34 Civic Center Plz.
Contact: Ruben A Barreto, ruben.barreto@sa-bhc.org, 714-421-5973 Carlos Perea, carlos@resilienceoc.org, 714-605-6666 Muslim, Latino and Refugee Immigrants Come Together To Stand Strong And Resist Against Trump's Executive Orders Santa Ana, CA - On Thursday, January 26th, leaders from the Muslim, Latino and Refugee communities will come together to stand strong and condemn President Trump's attacks on immigrants. The administration signed two executive orders on Wednesday which orders the construction of a wall in the US southern border, encourages local law enforcement departments to act as immigration agents and threatens to cut federal funding from "Sanctuary Cities". In addition, President Trump is expected to follow on his campaign promise to create a Muslim registry and ban immigration from several Muslim countries. Our communities will not stand by and allow the criminalization of immigrants and the persecution of Muslims and refugees. What: Press Conference To Condemn Attacks On Muslim, Latino and Refugee Immigrants When: Thursday, January 26, 2017 10:00am Where: Outside US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Building in Santa Ana 34 Civic Center Plz, Santa Ana, Ca 92701 The OC Immigration Policy Working Group is composed of immigrant rights organizations, legal service providers, faith organizations and law schools. The Arab American Civic Council is an Orange County based community organization of new generation of Arab leaders. CAIR World Relief

Jan 26 Thursday 11am, Lake Forest: Resistance Meet Up @ Starbucks, 22331-A El Toro Road
Come meet other resistance members. We will share stories, review strategies, and plan for action.

Jan 27 Friday 2-4pm, Santa Ana: Immigration Town Hall @ Phillips Hall Theatre at Santa Ana College, 1530 W 17th St.
A chance to listen to our District Rep and ask questions regarding issues that concern us.

Jan 27 Friday 4-6pm, Santa Ana: #NoBanNoWall March from Santa Ana College Phillips Hall to Federal Building

Jan 27 Friday 7:15-8:30pm, Irvine: Moving Forward In Our Changed Political Climate @ Islamic Center of Irvine (ICOI), 2 Truman
Our changed political climate has directly affected an increase in Islamaphobia. Join us as we learn how to deal and become more active, rather than reactive, from a spiritual, psychological and civically engaged perspective.

Jan 28 Saturday 4:30-9am, countywide: Point-in-Time Count & Survey
What Is It? A snapshot of what unsheltered homelessness looks like in Orange County.   When Is It Done? Saturday, January 28th from 4:30am-9:00am   Where Is It Done? Counting and surverying takes place throughout the entire county.   Why Is It Done? Orange County receives more than $22 million every year in HUD funding to house the homeless. To continue receiving needed funding, we must provide this information to HUD. The information is used by elected officials, non-profits, and private funders to guide the provision of services for the homeless.   How Is It Done? It is really important to remember the count is done in accordance with HUD guidance. This means the count includes the LITERALLY HOMELESS (those sleeping in places not meant for human habitation, i.e. outside, cars, tents, other public spaces) at a specific "point in time". The survey questions collect information required by HUD and Congress. The survey is done in a timeframe HUD requires - 1 day out of the last 10 days in January.   1000+ volunteers walk map areas throughout the county that are either "hot" or "warm" spots where people experiencing homelessness are sleeping in areas not meant for human habitation. The maps are developed with input of: Law Enforcement, Outreach Providers, Homeless Guides. Along the map route, volunteers count and survey the unsheltered homeless they encounter. This information is analyzed per HUD specifications and presented in a report to be shared with HUD, Congress, the County, Cities, and the public.   Please contact Ashley Cunningham for further information at pointintime@211oc.org or call (714) 589-2354

Jan 28 Saturday 9am-noon, Anaheim: Water is Life #NoDAPL Prayer Rally @ Disneyland, 1313 S Disneyland Dr.
Trump just announced an executive order that will advance the Dakota Access pipelines !!   The ladies of OMECIHUATL WOMENS CIRCLE are shouting out to ALL BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN OC, LA and IE to take a stand of solidarity for # nodapl Standing Rock.   Join us by the big Disneyland sign off Harbor blvd. Stand in unity and prayer as INDIGENOUS PRAYING MEN AND WOMEN . BRING YOUR HAND DRUMS, YOUR RATTLES, SONGS, YOUR REGALIA, YOUR PRAYERS, SIGNS AND GOOD VIBES. ****THIS IS A PRAYER RALLY**** . Please respect the medicine that will be present.   Parking will be an issue if you don't want to pay (park at the down town Disney parking lot and walk to harbor). Please don't park in the business as you may get towed. There is a drop off zone off harbor and shuttle way it's a safe drop off zone for elders, kids, and whom ever needs it. We highly encourage you to ride a bike and park in the neighborhoods around the park.   Questions ? Please connect with Michelle Castillo Gabriela Cedillo Emilio Ramos Hernandez https://www.facebook.com/events/1640507082917554/

Jan 28 Saturday 10:30-11:30am, San Clemente: March for NoDAPL - Standing Rock @ San Clemente Community Center, 100 N. Calle Seville
https://www.facebook.com/events/649752995209295/

Jan 28 Saturday noon-3pm, Santa Ana: No DAPL, No to Donald Trump. Emergency protest @ 102 W 4th St.
Brings Signs and drums. https://www.facebook.com/events/1253777498035999/

Jan 28 Saturday 3-4:30pm, Santa Ana: Peace, Benevolence and Justice Ministry and OC Interfaith Coalition for the Environment Meeting @ 19211 Dodge Ave. at Newport.
Hear from Zephyr Elise, a Native water protector, and Julianne Gale, a Non-Native ally who works in construction, about braving the North Dakota winter and corporate power in order to preserve sacred land and drinking water. They will also share about next steps for this movement and how we can participate locally.

Jan 29 Sunday 3:15-5pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine January Meeting (New Board Election) @ Irvine Ranch Water District Communtity room 15600 Sand Canyon Ave.
We would like to apologize for the mix up with the weather and the venue this past Sunday. We appreciate everyone that came out and we hope you can all join us this coming Sunday at a new location   Meeting Agenda: Election of the new board that will serve a 2 year term leading up to the 2018 Midterm Elections. The positions are Chair, 1st Vice Chair, 2nd Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary   Our meetings are free and open to all, but in order to vote on our new board you must pay your 2017 club dues of $30 per individual or $50 per couple. You can pay at the meeting or online at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/dgi_membership_2017 Contact us at DemsofIrvine@gmail.com with any questions!

Jan 31 Tuesday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE) Clergy & Community Gathering @ Orange County First Assembly of God, 1440 E. Santa Clara Ave.
Please RSVP to mduong@cluejustice.org.

Jan 31 Tuesday 1pm, Huntington Beach: #ResistTrumpTuesday Rohrabacher2.0 with IndivisibleOC48 @ 101 Main St. Ste 380.
Join members of Indivisible OC 48 and share your story about how the GOP plans for the ACA, Medicare, or Medicaid (Medi-Cal) affects you. Express concern over how your tax dollars may be spent on a border wall. Ask when Mr. Rohrabacher plans on making himself available for a town hall. We will meet in front of Jack's Surf Shop at 1pm before heading up to the Congressman's office. Be aware that parking on Main St. closes at 2:00pm due to the street fair so it may be best to find parking in one of the structures or side streets. Be sure to take pictures/video and share your experience on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram tagging with #indivisible, ResistTrumpTuesday, and #ResistTrump. Make sure to include @indivisible_oc. Also share your experience by contacting your local media outlet.

Jan 31 Tuesday 3-6pm, Irvine: Stop the Muslim Ban! Smash the Wall! Demand Action from Walters! @ 3333 Michelson Dr.
On 1/24, over sixty members of California's 45th congressional district went to Congresswoman Mimi Walters' office to demand to be heard on the repeal of the ACA and for a viable replacement. We are at it again. This time we are concerned about immigration and the purposed Muslim ban. On Jan 24 an executive order was signed to build "The Wall." On Jan 25 there is speculation an executive order will be signed for a Muslim ban, specifically to ban immigration/refugees from Muslim countries.   We want to let Congresswoman Walters know that her constituents stand in STRONG opposition to these measures, and would like to have the opportunity to discuss her positions on immigration and banning Muslims from entering the country. Unfortunately, Walters has so far remained out of her district, and has declined to even announce a town hall meeting where her constituents would be able to voice their concerns in person and seek a committment from her that she would fight to protect those who come to this country in search of a better life.   We will not let her absence discourage us. Whoever you are, come stand in solidarity and DEMAND that your Congresswoman listen to your concerns!

Jan 31 Tuesday 5:30-10pm, Irvine: No Ban No Wall @ UCI Flagpoles
https://www.facebook.com/events/127029157808611/ We cannot sit by quietly as Donald Trump continues his policies and attack on People of Color, Muslims, LGBT community, women, and far too many underrepresented groups.   #nobannowall #letthemin #refuseandresist #blacklivesmatter #herbodyherchoice

Jan 31 Tuesday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club @ Costa Mesa Senior Center, 695 W 19th St.
In our efforts to be a connection hub, planned topics at the meeting may include: green advocacy (effective actions to minimize climate change, etc.); Katrina Foley, our esteemed mayor, may talk about the committees that Costa Mesa is looking for people to work on (e.g. arts committee), OCC professor situation update, who the new representatives at county level of the Democratic party are, and a representative from Our Revolution may give a recap the January 15th health care rally. https://www.facebook.com/events/371737723194005/

Jan 31 Tuesday 7-9:30pm, Orange: Homeless Town Hall Forum @ New Hope Presbyterian Church, 191 North Orange St.
Panelists include Larry Haynes, Director Mercy House; Dawn Price, Executive Director Fellowship Shelter Laguna Beach; Judson Brown, Housing Division Manager of Santa Ana; Casey Crosbie, Executive Director Family Promise Orange County and Moderator Chris Mears, Attorney.

Jan 31 (last Tuesday) 7:15-9pm, Irvine: Amnesty International group 178 meeting @ Irvine United Congregational Church, Plumer Hall, 4915 Alton Parkway
aiusaoc.org/irvine/meetings.html Group Meeting - writing letters for current human rights cases and event planning.   We will take action on the latest AI cases and also meet the new Amnesty International Field Organizer for our region.


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Feb 1 Wednesday 11:40am-12:40pm, Orange: Chapman Students Against Xenophobia @ Chapman University, 1 University Dr.
This event is a walk out in solidarity with students, staff, and faculty effected by the recent ban on seven predominantly Muslim countries proposed by President Donald Trump as well as those effected by new policies facing undocumented immigrants. Please coordinate with fellow classmates what time you wish to walk out, but be in the piazza no later than 11:40. Feel free to make signs, but signs should be proactive and not passive. We appreciate ideas from Muslim students, citizens from affected countries, and undocumented immigrants. While this will begin with a walk-out, we are continuing to build an update our schedule for the protest; please stay tuned for updates. We are also looking for students to eventually speak and perform. Please contact us if you're interested.

Feb 1 Wednesday 5-6pm, Irvine: College Democrats at UCI - Julio Perez OCLF @ Doheny Beach C, UCI Student Center
Join us for this week's meeting featuring guest speaker, Julio Perez, the Executive Director of the OC Labor Federation who will speak to us about the labor movement and its importance. (Pizza included!)

Feb 1 Wednesday 5-6pm, Irvine: Students Advocating For Immigrants Rights and Equity @ UC Irvine, HH220
Join SAFIRE during week 4 to discuss leadership models and what leadership means to us.

Feb 1 Wednesday 5-7pm, Fullerton: Community Courtwatch Presentation @ Chicana/o Resource Center in the Titan Shops CRC-109, California State University, 800 N State College Blvd.
This is a community presentation that will give people the opportunity to learn how to combat the prosecutorial misconduct occuring in the Orange County District Attorney's office and Orange County Sheriff's Department. Learn about recent updates in the infamous #snitchscandal and how the upcoming DOJ investigation could impact OC. Attendees will have the opportunity to plug into ongoing efforts to bring transparency and accountability to the OCDA and OCSD.

Feb 1 Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Pride's Programming Committee Meeting @ 414 W 4th St, Ste N.
OC Pride's Director of Programming invites you to join him for Feburary's monthly Entertainment Meeting where we'll be going over the upcoming Festival and open volunteer positions available!

Feb 1 Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm, Garden Grove: #IStandWithHijabis Gathering in Solidarity with Hijabi Sisterhood @ ISOC, 1 Al-Rahman Plaza.
Join us in defending and supporting religious freedom on World Hijab Day as we come together to share experiences and a meal.

[update] Feb 1 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC Regular Meeting @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 S. Coast Dr., Metropointe Ctr.
Special guest will be Fran Sdao, recently elected Chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County. She will discuss the opportunities and challenges Democrats face locally. We will also hear from local activists on strategies for resisting the Trump and Republican agenda. Social hour begins at 6:30pm, meeting at 7:15. Admission is free. Please join us and bring a friend for a night of progressive action. If you have any questions, please email dfaoc.comm@gmail.com. Visit http://orangecountydemocrats.com for information about Democratic Party activities.
Because we expect a large group, please arrive early. The room capacity is approximately 50 people. Once capacity is reached, we will need to close the door. We have added another meeting with the same program for Monday, Feb. 6 at Karl Strauss and at the same times, 6:30 for social and 7:15 for meeting.

Feb 1 Wednesday 7-10pm, Santa Ana: Women's March Postcard-Writing Party @ The Robbins Nest Wine Bar, 207 W 2nd St.
The Women's March fired us up, now let's move! We're inspired by friends to bring a Postcard Party to OC!   The Women's March on Washington recently launched "100 Days 10 Actions" with great action we can take. More info here: https://www.womensmarch.com/100/   Let's do Action #1 together! We're gathering to meet each other, talk about the March, exchange ideas, and write Women's March postcards to our Senators about what matters to us. Everyone welcome!   Robbins Nest Wine Bar has offered to host and provide postcards, and will have plenty of bites and drinks available for purchase. Feel free to bring extra cards, available for download at https://www.womensmarch.com/100/

Feb 2 Thursday 6:45-9pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC - US Healthcare Today and Tomorrow @ Green Valley Adult Club House, 17250 Los Jardines West
America's healthcare systems face uncertain times. What will changes mean to you, yours, and others? What are our options? How can you make your voice heard? Join West OC Democrats and Dr. Bill Honigman to discuss. He is an emergency room physician, a Progressive Democrats of America leader, and an advocate for single-payer healthcare. Non-members welcome. Free refreshments.

Feb 2 Thursday 7-10pm, Rancho Santa Margarita: Drinking Liberally - RSM @ Canyon Fireside Grille, 22312 El Paseo, Ste A
Drinking Liberally is an informal, inclusive progressive social group. Raise your spirits while you raise your glass, and share ideas while you share a pitcher. Drinking Liberally gives like-minded, left-leaning individuals a place to talk politics. You don't need to be a policy expert and this isn't a book club - just come and learn from peers, trade jokes, vent frustration and hang out in an environment where it's not taboo to talk politics. Bars are democratic spaces - you talk to strangers, you share booths, you feel the bond of common ground. Bring democratic discourse to your local democratic space - build democracy one drink at a time (sign up for our email list at http://livingliberally.org/drinking/chapters/CA/rsm).

Feb 3 Friday 7-9pm, Anaheim: Indivisible 46th District Organizing Meeting @ 1737 N Thames Cir.
Our current venue can fit no more than 20 people, which means... 1) It is very important that you RSVP by Thursday 6pm so we get an accurate headcount, and 2) If you have access to a larger venue for free or very cheap, please let us know in comments.   TOPICS: 1) Learn best practices for contacting your elected representatives 2) Plan the future of this group, including taking on different volunteer roles or forming some committees.   FYI - The host's home has a dog (just in case allergies are a factor).   https://www.facebook.com/events/1251610084919188/

Feb 4 Saturday 8-10am, Orange: Together We Will, OC @ 428 W. Katella Avenue, Suite B
Our government officials are acting like the Dursleys. They think If they just ignore our letters, we will go away. Well, not if we send our owls and wave our magic wands. Bring your magic wand (pen) and be ready to write some strongly worded letters to our hard-working (lol) representatives. If you can, bring a box of notecards with envelopes.

Feb 4 Saturday 9am-noon, Anaheim: Anaheim Poverty Task Force 2017 Strategic Planning Session @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S Harbor Blvd.
Join us for breakfast as we plan our goals & actions for 2017. facebook.com/AnaheimPTF/

Feb 4 Saturday 2:30-5pm, Anaheim: Resilience in the Face of Repression: Commemorating Continued Community Advocacy for Palestine Amidst An Escalating Backlash @ 631 S Brookhurst St.
https://www.facebook.com/events/606190866252910/

Feb 4 Saturday 3:30-5pm, Costa Mesa: Indivisible OC48 Kick-off Meeting @ Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church, 2845 Mesa Verde Dr. East
We will be using the Indivisible Guide to get organized and plan our next steps! Be sure you've read it! https://www.indivisibleguide.com/. Parking may be tight; If possible, please consider parking on the street and offering a lift to anyone who might have a hard time walking in. Please RSVP, at our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/408823996115638 and we will message you with the location.

Feb 4 Saturday 7pm, Santa Ana: Our Revolution Santa Ana Monthly Meeting @ Alta Baja Market, 201 E 4th St.
Join us during the Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk to talk about community related issues and movements that are going on across California and the nation. Feel free to pitch in ideas or suggestions in the group.

[canceled] Feb 5 Sunday 7:30am-4pm, Huntington Beach: No Arlington West this month. No access to beach this Sunday due to the HB Marathon. Hope to see everyone March 5. Jeff

Feb 5 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party Meeting @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
discussion - How do we prepare resistance in light of the new regime we have? - What is the nature of the resistance that has shown itself so far? - How do we help that resistance to mean something more than just "anti-Trump"? 0 Plans for building power from the ground up.   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/

Feb 5 Sunday 4:30pm Irvine: Meeting to organize Meetups into different neighborhood groups @ Sharon Tojis House, 3 Brisbane Way
I have 7 Meetups and they are getting new members constantly. They are all random as to where the people live. I want to use these as a vehicle to organize small groups in each Congessional District that will draw people into our Indivisible project.   I am asking for volunteers from each CD, especially those with Republican reps, who will join those Meetups (some of you already belong), and serve as co-organizers. The co-organizers will find meeting places, set up the day and time of the regular meeting and put it on the Meetup site. You may end up organizing and leading the Meetup, or you may find a new volunteer who will emerge as a leader. Meetup is great that way.   This meeting is a chance for those of you who like organizational stuff to meet each other face to face, and for us to bring some new people in as well. It is not meant to substitute for or usurp other meetings that you are having. We have a lot of people, we want a lot of people, we need a lot of meetings with many choices of times and places.   I will have some pre-supper appetizers for everyone, and we can try to end the meeting so we can all get home, have supper and watch Masterpiece Theater (or whatever your "fix" is! Please call 949 929-6512 for directions. https://www.meetup.com/IndivisibleOC-1/events/237275393/

Feb 5 Sunday 7pm, Fullerton: Twitter Training @ 1411 Melody Ln.
facebook.com/events/1204986456267151/

Feb 6 Monday 8:30am-1pm, Orange: Riverbed Rescue @ Burger King, 2620 W Chapman Ave.
The County of Orange has told the folks camped down in the Riverbed that on Monday, February 6th, they will be forced out of the Riverbed. Their belongings will be seized and they will face prosecution if they stay.   Folks, we've all seen the camps grow over the past few years. These people have nowhere else to go. The County hopes that by scattering the homeless community, they will become less visible, and the County can go back to ignoring the problem.   Please join us to demonstrate our solidarity with the community in the Riverbed. Show the County that we believe all people deserve dignity and freedom from harassment. We will be meeting up near at the Burger King parking lot off Chapman and the 57. The more people we turn out, the stronger our message. If you need more info, do not hesitate to contact me (Morgan Denges) at 714-453-7898.   If you can't make it out for the demonstration, please contact your representative on the County Board of Supervisors and voice your opposition to the destruction of the camps.

Feb 6-7 Monday 10am-Tuesday noon, Anaheim: Homeless Safe Zone @ Anaheim City Hall, 200 S Anaheim Blvd.
Anaheim City Council refuses to decriminalize the homeless in their city, they continue to allow their Police department to treat the homeless like criminals giving camping tickets and confinscating their belongings and even jailing them. Many community members have been begging for a solution for a very long time now, spoon feeding the city council solutions they never seem to consider.. The homeless issue in anaheim and all around is an EMERGENCY ... If the Homeless Occupy the court yard of the anaheim city hall , will they then find a solution? The anaheim city hall courtyard is a perfect SAFEZONE for the homeless to take shelter and safety we need community help with this.. NEEDS :Volunteers Tents , Blankets, Copwatchers,LiveStreamers, Food, water,portapottys,popups, warm clothes ,tables, ect NOTE: this will not be possible if we dont have at least 20 dedicated volunteers to pitch tents and start to create this safe space for the homeless to come and take safety until the city stops dragging their feet on this HUGE emergency issue The homeless in Santa Ana use the civic center as a "safezone" , so WHY not use anaheim city hall courtyard for one as well

Feb 6 Monday 12:30pm, Tustin: Women's March Koffee Klatch Huddle @ Peet's Coffee 12932 Newport Ave, Suite 14
RSVP: actionnetwork.org/events/tustin-koffee-klatch-huddle More at www.womensmarch.com/100/action2

Feb 6-10 Monday-Friday, Irvine: Islam in Perspective: A History of Muslim Resiliency in the States @ UC Irvine
"Oh humanity, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you into nations and tribes that you may know one another." (Qur'an, 49:13)   The current political climate has led to fear and mistrust of Islam and Muslims. As racism and xenophobia rises, we must have the courage to learn about each other.   The Muslim Student Union invites you to learn more about our community, our faith, and our place in this country. We will be hosting a week of events to explore various facets of Islam, ranging from Shariah Law to Muslim history in the U.S. Join us!
Monday   Repeated Registry: A Repeated History? What does a "Muslim Ban" mean? Japanese- Americans share their experiences with internment during WWII and how it parallels what the Muslim-American community currently faces. BONUS: Learn how you can help ensure history doesn't repeat itself.   CLICK: bit.ly/repeatedregistry
Tuesday   Ask A Muslim Do you have questions about Islam? What's a day in the life of a Muslim? What do Muslims really believe?! Whether you're searching for answers or free food, we have it all! Location: Ring Road Tabling Time: 11-2PM   Untold Legacies: Black Muslims in America Black Muslims have been instrumental in shaping our nation. Learn how heroes like Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X shook this country and how contemporary leaders like Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad are contributing to America today.   CLICK: bit.ly/untoldlegacies
Wednesday   Islam 101 Islamic Scholar Mustafa Umar will go over the basics of Islam and dispel common misconceptions. He used to be an atheist - so come with your difficult questions! Lunch will be provided.   SIGN-UP: bit.ly/Islam101IAW
Thursday   Ask A Muslim Do you have questions about Islam? What's a day in the life of a Muslim? What do Muslims really believe?! Whether you're searching for answers or free food, we have it all! Location: Ring Road Tabling Time: 11-2PM   Need for Speed: Faith & Fasting Experience the spirtual practice of fasting - but don't worry, you get a free dinner after! Fast with us from sunrise to sunset and explore the three Abrahamic faiths of Islam, Judaism and Christianity before we break bread together.   CLICK: http://bit.ly/speedfaith
Friday   Event: Friday Sermon Every week, Muslims around the world come together for communal prayer on Fridays. Join us to observe the Friday prayer and listen to a talk by Islamic Scholar Osman Umarji (a UCI alum!) Time: 12-1PM Location: Flagpoles

Feb 6 Monday 4pm, Anaheim: The People's Homeless Task Force @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S Harbor Blvd.
Comment prep for Anaheim City Council meeting on February 7, 2017.

Feb 6 Monday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC SPECIAL Meeting @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 S. Coast Dr., Metropointe Ctr.
Repeat of Feb. 1 Meeting Program Topics. Special guest will be Farrah Khan, Regional Vice Chair of the Democratic Party. Farrah will discuss the opportunities and challenges Democrats face locally and plans for 2017. As Executive Director of Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council, Farrah will discuss the Executive Order on immigration. We will also hear from local activists on strategies for resisting the Trump and Republican agenda. Social hour begins at 6:30pm, meeting at 7:15. We will be meeting on the patio, which is a protected and heated area. While admission is free, we encourage guests to order food or beverage from the menu. RSVP to sckopicki@gmail.com to confirm a seat. We cannot assure there is room for everyone who might want to join us. If you have any questions, please email sckopicki@gmail.com.

Feb 6 Monday 7-9pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees Volunteer Orientation @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkway.
Did you know the U.S. operates the worlds largest immigration detention system? On any given day there are up to 34,000 immigrants in detention, across over 200 jails. Up to 1000 of these detainees are being held in detention facilities across Orange County. To the rest of the world these detainees are forgotten, as they languish months, sometimes years, without a visit.   Join us at our volunteer orientation to learn more about immigration detention, and how you can help detainees in isolation.

Feb 7 Tuesday 3pm, Irvine: Rally @ Mimi Walters District 45 office 3333 Michelson Dr., Ste 230
This is the regular Tuesday evening rally at Congresswoman Mimi walters office in Irvine. People can start to show up starting around 3:00, but get there anytime you can. Bring your friends. Bring your energy, signs and anything like letters and petitions you want to give to Mimi. All are welcome. This is a peaceful gathering asking Mimi for a town hall meeting and to express your views on issues that are important to you. #WhereIsMimi

Feb 7 Tuesday 5:30-10pm, Santa Ana: End Police brutality: In memory of Steve @ Santa Ana City Council Chambers, 20 Civic Center Plz.
Civil protest on behalf of Steve Salgado, homicide victim under SAPD's Gang Unit. Salgado was unharmed and fleeing away. He was shot 3 times from the rear, and left handcuffed to die.According to witnesses, the cops lied to his family telling them he was recieving medical attention in the ambulance when he was truly left laying in the street to die.

Feb 7 Tuesday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: Our Revolution Santa Ana Presents the Future of Obamacare Debate Between Senators Bernie Sanders & Ted Cruz @ Deigo's Bar, 220 E. 3rd St.

Feb 7 Tuesday 6:30pm, Irvine: Courage Campaign Group/Organize.Love.Resist @ The School of Multidimensional Healing, 18271 W. McDurmott #H.

Feb 7 Tuesday 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: OC for Climate Action meeting @ 2424 SE Bristol Street, Suite 300
Please note: This meeting will be held in a different location than the typical place. It is a law office suite where we will meet in one of the board rooms. We have seats for 30 people.   At this meeting we will have a couple of members of Non-Toxic Irvine (http://www.nontoxicirvine.org/) with us, Ayn Craciun and Bob Johnson. They are going to share what they did that brough such great success to their efforts in Irvine, when the city council voted 5-0 in their favor on their first try.   We will aslo continue planning and discussion regardling local city climate actions plans, especially for Irvine.   And continue planning for the big event on April 29.OCCA emphasizes the need to transition to renewable energy, other 'greening' of the environment and plant-based eating.   As our team grows, we can do more. Come join us -- we love both the first-timers and the long-term committed.

Feb 8 Wednesday 11:30am-1pm, Fullerton: No Ban/No Wall March @ CSU Fullerton, 800 N State College Blvd.
Students for Justice in Palestine, and Muslim Student Association at CSUF invite you to march against injustice with us on February 8th. Under the current Trump Administration, a large population of students at CSUF have been attacked because of the identities they hold. Specifically, under Trump's Muslim ban, and his plans for a wall along the Mexican border, our fellow muslim and Mexican titans need our support. We hope to unite everyone to show that CSUF supports people of all walks of life.   Meet us at the Humanities quad at 11:30 AM where we will have a few leaders of our community speak. We will then march around campus with anti-trump chants. Lastly we will regroup at the humanities quad where MSA will hold a prayer.

Feb 8 Wednesday 1pm, Santa Ana: Lou Correa Office Visit @ 2323 N Broadway, Suite 404-1
We're going to visit our Congressman's temporary office and request a town hall for the week of Feb 18-25 during the District Work Week. https://www.facebook.com/events/1928917637327794/

Feb 8 Wednesday 6pm, Costa Mesa: Women's March Huddle
RSVP: actionnetwork.org/events/huddle-up-costa-mesa More at womensmarch.com/100/action2

Feb 8 (2nd Wednesday) 7pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd Assembly District Alliance @ IAMAW District Lodge, 5402 Bolsa Ave.
Doors open at 6:30pm. Bring a friend.   Our efforts continue to turn the county blue. While the group is called the 72nd ADA, many Assembly Districts do not have their own AD group to stay involved with. So, many members live outside the 72nd Assembly District.   In 2017 we will be participating in the usual events like the Rossmoor Festival, Strawberry Festival, Flag Day, Huntington Beach Parade, the OC Fair, and the end of the year Holiday Party. If you haven't had a chance already, 72nd ADA dues for 2017 are due and are just $20. The projects that we work on together impact our whole county and beyond! http://www.72ndada.com/

Feb 8 (2nd Wednesday) 7pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club @ Unitarian Universal Fellowship Hall, 429 Cypress Dr.
The Women's Movement: What's Next?   ORGANIZE!   The Blue Revolution begins here in Orange County!   Marketing executive, Patti Compton Speaking about the importance of family planning and the women's movement   Attorney, Joanna Weiss, founder Women for American Values and Ethics (WAVE)   Speaking about grassroots efforts to safeguard our democratic processes http://www.lagunabeachdemocraticclub.com/

Feb 8 Wednesday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club with Fran Sdao, Chair of the Democratic Party of OC @ Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2.
Recently elected, our special guest will share what the County Party has in store for 2017 and how clubs can work with grassroots efforts in OC. Meeting includes legislation action, committee chair reports. Members free; guests $3 at the door. For more info, Susan Deanring at 949/855-6965. Please bring perishable food items for South County outreach.

Feb 8 Wednesday 7-9:30pm, Newport Beach: OC Young Democrats @ Muldoons Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Dr.
Donald Trump and those who support him must be stopped. Join us for our February meeting. A new executive board is eager to get Trump out of the White House and turn Orange County blue. http://www.ocyd.org/

Feb 9 Thursday noon-1pm, Orange: Women's March Huddle @ Old Towne Circle, 1 Glassell St.
RSVP: actionnetwork.org/events/old-towne-huddle More at womensmarch.com/100/action2

Feb 9 Thursday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: Advocacy Training @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St.
Do you want to make a difference? You do not need to quit your job, write big checks to politicians or rush to Washington D.C. We need to be right here, fighting for justice and dignity for all in our own cities and districts.   Many of us came together after the election, worried about how the new administration will impact the LGBTQ community and wanting to know how to engage in the coming battles. NOW is the time. We have the opportunity to not only resist oppression, but to create significant change.   Please join us for this inclusive gathering, whether you have been involved in politics, advocacy, or actvisim in the past, or you are newly woke. We will pool our collective knowledge and power and work together to engage on multiple levels in every city and district across OC.

Feb 9 Thursday 7-10pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America - General Meeting @ UCI, Humanities Instructional Building, Room 135
Please join us as we talk about what we've been doing to combat the Trump agenda, what we plan on doing in the future, and provide a little bit of American socialist history that doesn't always get discussed in the classroom.   Please use student center parking lot. Come onto ring road and walk to your right. HIB will be the first building after the footbridge. Look for room 135

[postponed] Feb 10 Friday 5:30-8:30pm, Anaheim: Unity & Solidarity with our Muslim Friends -Light in the Dark @ Islamic Institute of OC
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO 2-24-17 DUE TO RAIN!

Feb 10 Friday 6:30pm, Tusin: Women's March Huddle @ El Torito, 17420 17th Steet
RSVP: actionnetwork.org/events/lets-discuss-what-we-can-do More at womensmarch.com/100/action2

Feb 11 Saturday 9am Huntington Beach&Santa Ana/10am Tustin/Noon Laguna Hills/2pm Brea: Women's March Huddles
9am Huntington Beach: actionnetwork.org/events/huntington-beach-huddle
9am Santa Ana: actionnetwork.org/events/huddle-up-santa-ana
10am Tustin: actionnetwork.org/events/marketplace-huddle
noon Laguna Hills: actionnetwork.org/events/post-march-huddle
2pm Brea: actionnetwork.org/events/huddle-up-in-brea
More at womensmarch.com/100/action2

Feb 11 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: OC Peace Coalition Meeting @ Law Offices of Frank Barbaro, 1111 N. Broadway
Anyone interested in educating, organizing and changing US foreign policies promoting illegal invasions and occupations, as well as stopping the militarization of the U.S.:   - High School Military Recruitment - The brutal treatment of undocumented workers - The criminalization of youth- especially those of color   We do not support any specific party but do support anyone who is working for Peace and Justice. Breakfast and Coffee available! Bring your ideas and enthusiasm!

[date change] Feb 11 Saturday 2pm, Irvine: I Our Revolution Kickoff/Organizing Meeting moved to Feb 19
Due to a death in the family of one our Steering Committee Members we are changing the date to Sunday, February 19th. We will still keep the same theme. We hope that this does not cause anyone inconvenience. https://www.meetup.com/OurRevolutionOC/events/237106380/

Feb 11 Saturday 2-4pm, Fullerton: Beyond 2016: Anti-Bullying Training @ California State University Fullerton, TSU Titan Theater, 800 North State College Boulevard
#Beyond 2016 is a free training provided by experts from the MiNDS Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering families through community development, providing specialty healthcare, and raising mental health awareness. The target audience for #Beyond 2016 training is community members who are concerned about the results of the 2016 election and how it will affect not only themselves, but their families, friends and coworkers.   Dr. Faisal Qazi, Neurologist and President, of MiNDS Network wishes that all attendees completing the #Beyond 2016 training will feel a renewed sense of hope after receiving the tools that they need to combat bullying and bigotry. This initiative will result in the empowerment of individuals, both socially and politically, and allow them to assert their rights as our country enters a highly uncertain political climate.   Free parking is available in the structure north of the TSU. Please RSVP at info@dnoc.org as seating is limited.

Feb 11 Saturday 5pm, Long Beach: NahDAPL: a Fundraiser for Standing Rock @ Muldoon's Saloon, 5646 N Paramount Blvd.
THIS EVENT IS 21+ & produced by the people who brought you Calling All Rebels: The Moral Imperative of Revolt featuring Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist and New York Times Best Selling Author Chris Hedges and world renown economist Dr. Richard Wolff.   FREE ADMISSION! Local activists, musicians, artists, and revolutionaries will be teaming up with Veterans-Stand, REAL military vets who are STILL STANDING in between the police and Native American tribes as a buffer so the "authorities" think twice about the political and moral reprecussions of their violent actions against peaceful protestors.   https://www.facebook.com/events/1254804737888090/

Feb 12 Sunday 3-5pm, Tustin: Sierra Club Angeles Chapter Climate Change Committee meeting
The committee is NOT meeting Feb 12th. We will meet February 19th, 3-5 pm at REI

Feb 13 Monday 10:30am-2pm, Anaheim: Resist Trump's Cabinet: Protest His Secretary of Labor Nominee @ 1151 N Lapalma Park Way
Note: We're meeting near the parking lot, NOT near the dog park. We'll be at HQ around noon   We're calling on our Senators to vote NO to Trump's pick for Labor Secretary - millionaire fast-food CEO Andy Puzder.   Puzder wants to keep the minimum wage as low as possible - and, in his time as CEO, his companies have faced wage theft, civil rights, sexual harassment and racist discrimination suits from employees more than any other big burger chain. Can we trust Andy Puzder, with that record, to protect all workers' rights?   He's outspoken in his opposition to women's reproductive rights - has for years used models in bikinis and sexual innuendo tell burgers and even went so far as to say "ugly women don't sell burgers."   Simple flyer download: http://bit.ly/ckefeb13

Feb 14 Tuesday 9:30am-12:30pmm, Santa Ana: Board Of Supervisors Meeting #RiverbedRescue @ 333 W Santa Ana Blvd.
The county has been forcing the people living on the riverbed in Orange to leave. The courtyard in Santa Ana is full & these people have nowhere to go.   We need to turn out en mass to voice our opposition!   More information about what has been happening: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/county-743799-aclu-residents.html http://www.ocweekly.com/news/santa-ana-attorney-arrested-for-protesting-displacement-of-homeless-in-riverbed-7888460 http://voiceofoc.org/2017/02/protesters-fight-plans-to-push-homeless-from-santa-ana-riverbed/

Feb 14 Tuesday 1-2pm, Huntington Beach: Valentines Voices Gather: Dana Rohrabacher, with ACT Laguna @ 101 Main St.
Dana Rohrabacher is absent and out of touch.   His staff has refused to meet with constituents when we have visited his offices. And Dana Rohrabacher is refusing to schedule a town hall or a meeting when he is on district recess, the week of February 20th.   Please make and bring a special valentine for Dana Rohrabacher. Your valentine should mention one of these things: - Ask him to represent us! - Ask him to hold a town hall meeting the week of February 20

Feb 14 Tuesday 6:30-8pm, Santa Ana: Know Your Rights Forum / Conozca sus derechos @ OC Immigrant Youth United
Join OCIYU for a Know Your Rights Forum. Please make sure you check going only if you are able to come as our office is very small. We will have more mini trainings throughout the month.

Feb 15 Wednesday 11:45am-1:30pm, Irvine: Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council Discussion on Refugees
@ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkway.
Please join us for discussion of current status of the refugees with organizaitons that are working nationally and locally. Please RSVP via email to Farrah@firstdrops.org by Tuesday Feb.14. Luncheons are $12 with RSVP and $15 at the door.

Feb 15 Wednesday 3-5pm, Irvine: Rally for Climate Justice @ Mimi Walters' Office, 3333 Michelson Dr.
Our representative Mimi Walters seems content to follow the party line on issues of climate change and broader environmental issues. Since the start of this session of Congress, Walters has already cosponsered a bill to gut the EPA, claiming that it overreached its authority when it classified greenhouse gases as pollutants! (https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/637/text).   The constituents of California's 45th district are concerned about Walters' positions on the climate, and want to have an opportunity to discuss these concerns with their congresswoman. Lamentably, Walters has yet to schedule any sort of public town hall meeting where her constituents could ask her what she is doing for them as their elected representative. No matter! We will meet at her office on Wednesday the 15th, as we've been doing each week since the inauguration, to make our requests to whatever staffers will listen.   At this coming event, we're pleased to host our very first event speaker. Shahir Masri, Sc.D., holds a Doctorate of Science degree from Harvard University, where he received graduate training in environmental law. He is now working as a research scientist at neighboring UCI. He has given numerous talks on climate change and has been published in The Hill, The Berkeley Daily Planet, as well as scientific journals. To learn more about our speaker, visit his website at www.ToxicTalks.com where he also publishes educational blogs on climate change.   This event was created in collaboration by the 45th Congressional District Constituents, Indivisible OC, Democratic Socialists of America, Orange is the New Blue, TWW OC, and Laguna Woods Democrats   contact Daniel.c.paez@gmail.com.

Feb 15 Wednesday 5-6:30pm, Irvine: MEChA de UCI @ UCI Cross Cultural Center, 103 Gateway
Guest speaker Jade Turner, Associate Director at the Cross-Cultural Center and President of the Black Faculty and Staff Association. Through this workshop we will be discussing mental health and how it is stigmatized within POC communities.

[new location] Feb 15 Wednesday 6-8pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club General Meeting - Special Guest Doug Applegata @ The San Juan Capistrano Community Center, 25925 Camino Del Avion
Colonel Applegate will run again for the 49th Congressional District seat in 2018, and our club looks forward to helping him achieve victory. Please join us for an interesting, enlightening, and motivating evening on February 15, 2017.   For more information, please visit southcountydemocrats.org

[canceled] Feb 15 Wednesday 7pm, Orange: NO OC Death Penalty Focus Meeting @ Room 2, College Bldg., St. Joseph Center, 480 S. Batavia.
The previously planned OC DPF Meeting set for tomorrow Wednesday, February 15, 2017 will not take place. Please stay tuned for the next Meeting notification.   SAVE THE DATE: Annual Public Witness Against the Death Penalty set for Saturday, February 25 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Religious Education Congress. More details will be communicated soon.

Feb 15-Apr 6 Santa Ana: Invisible: Minds of the Contemporary @ art gallery in Building C, Santa Ana College, 1530 W 17th St,
Opening reception on Wednesday, 02/15/17 at 7:30PM-9PM (best night to come to see the artists and curators)   Show will be available for view 02/15 - 04/06   GALLERY HOURS: Monday - Thursday, 10:00AM - 2:00PM and Wednesday evenings, 6:30PM - 8:30PM (714)564-5615 - www.sac.edu/art

[location Change] Feb 16 Thursday 5:30pm, Newport Beach: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club @ Newport Beach Yacht Club, 1099 Bayside Dr., in the Dockside Room Newport Beach Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Drive
Program: 5:30 P.M.Networking | 6:00 P.M. Speakers' Program & Club Meeting Speaker: Eric Bauman, Vice-Chair CDP, Chair LA County DP and Candidate CDP Chair Fran Sdao, Chair - Democratic Party of Orange County   The meeting is open to Members, Friends and Guests. Cost is $15 (waived for paid members) and includes refreshments and a no host bar. Valet parking is available on a limited basis. For more information, call 949 423 6468 or visit our website at NBWDC.ORG.

Feb 16 Thursday 6pm, Santa Ana: Politics 101: A Primer @ Chapter One: The Modern Local, 227 N Broadway
Our speaker is ex-California Senator Joe Dunn, who will give us a crash course on politics over drinks & hors d'oeuvres. If you are hungry to know how you can get involved, what you can do, to defeat the insanity that has taken over our federal government, come hear about our action plan as to how to win back the white house in 2020.. Also, we will be talking about flipping some of our old red counties blue in 2018. https://www.meetup.com/Orange-County-Progressives/events/237327703/

Feb 16 Thursday 7pm, Long Beach: Long Beach United Town Forum @ St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 515 E. 7th St.
Gather with neighbors and unite for action. contact@longbeach.united.org or 443-996-7480. www.facebook.com/LongBeachUnitedforChange or www.longbeachunited.org.

Feb 17 Friday 11:30am-2pm, Costa Mesa: WELead OC Local Elections Matter 2017 Annual Kick-Off Luncheon @ Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa 3050 Bristol St.
weleadoc.com WELead OC beileves Progressive Women Democrats are making inroads, one seat at-a-time in Orange County --- and we ARE making inroads. We have our Union Brothers and Sisters to thank, Orange County Community Organizations to thank, Orange County Interfaith communities to thank, Progressive groups and the Democratic Party. It is truly a collaborative effort. Individual tickets $110

Feb 17 Friday 3-5pm, Orange: Lou Corea: Government On The Go @ Orange Public Library, 407 E Chapman Ave.
Need help with a federal issue? We are here to help. The staff of Congressman Lou Correa will be available to constituents on Friday. For questions, please contact our District Office at (714) 621-0102. facebook.com/events/251323041989539/

Feb 17 Friday 7-9pm, Irvine: What we as citizens can do to protect the climate @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Come to a FREE double feature of episodes of Facing the Surge and Years of Living Dangerously.   Facing the Surge is a look at sea level rise. Years of Living Dangerously looks at citizens like you and me working with Congress to address climate change   Everyone is welcome!

Feb 17-18 Friday 7pm-Saturday 10am, Irvine: Faith & Works, A Conference for the 21st Century @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkway.
Jennifer M McBride, Ph.D is Associate Dean of Doctor of Ministry Programs & Continuing Education and Asst. Professor of Theology & Ethics at the McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. She will lead conversation about Faith-based Social Witness for our time and is an author and is on the Board of Directors of the International Bonhoeffer Society. $40 for the full event, $20 for students, child care available. Program repeats on Saturday, Feb. 18 @10am following continental breakfast at 9am.

Feb 18-19 Saturday-Sunday 8:30am-5pm, Santa Ana: UndocuYouth Rise Up Conference @ OC Immigrant Youth United, 1905 E. 17th St #219
Register: https://ociyu.nationbuilder.com/undocuyouth_rise_up   As we map out the direction of our movement following the election of Donald Trump, one thing is clear: immigrant youth must continue to build organizing capacity and political awareness in order to resist and defeat what promises to be one of the strongest anti-immigrant campaign under Trump's Administration   While we recognize that bold action will be needed over the coming years, we also recognize that in order to get there we must invest more into preparing our community to take action.

Feb 18 Saturday 9am-noon, Fullerton: Homelessness 101 @ Wayfare Fullerton, 110 E Wilshire Ave. Suite 101
Homelessness 101 is a seminar designed to raise awareness on: -Understanding Homelessness (Future In Humanity) -Homelessness And Mental Health (St. Jude Medical Center) -Best Practices (Fullerton PD Homeless Liasion Officer) -How To Love Our Neighbors Experiencing Homelessness Well (Fullerton ACT)   The below local non-profits adressing homelessness will also be present: -Coast To Coast -Pathways Of Hope -CareerWise   PLEASE RSVP at bit.ly/Homelessness101Wayfare

Feb 18 Saturday 10am, Irvine: Women's March Huddle @ Peet's Coffee, 3947 Portola Parkway
RSVP: actionnetwork.org/events/alannis-work More at womensmarch.com/100/action2

Feb 18 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church & State OC Chapter Present Professor Michele Bratcher Goodwin Speaking on Conscience Clauses and the Separation of Church & State @ Community Room, Irvine Ranch Water District, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave. at Waterworks.
Prof. Goodwin is Chancellor's Professor of Law at the Univ. of CA Irvine at the School of Law, Program in Public Health, Dept. of Criminology, Law & Society, Dept. of Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Center for Psychology and Law. She is the founder and director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy at UCI and its internationally acclaimed Reproductive Justice Inititative. For more info, www.au-oc.org, email mail@au-oc.org, call 714/299-4551.

Feb 18 Saturday 1-4pm, Santa Ana: Advocacy Training: Resist 101 @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St.
On February 9 we held the first Advocacy Training - Resist 101 - at the LGBT Center OC. The event was sold out within 72 hours and was a huge success. We hope that those who missed it can attend this repeat event.   The Feb. 18 training will emphasize working for change within the 46th Congressional District (Congressman Lou Correa) BUT you do not need to live in the 46th CD. The training is broad enough to provide many tools for work across Orange County. We will divide into workgroups based on your congressional district during the second half of the training.   Please register on eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/advocacy-training-resist-101-tickets-32103909658

Feb 18 Saturday 2pm, Anaheim: Greg Palast, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy @ UUCA Unitarian Universalist Church, 511 S Harbor Blvd.
call Bea Foster for further details-949-336-8677.

Feb 18 Saturday 2-3:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Poverty Alleviation Coalition community meeting @ CafèCalacas, 324 W 4th St S
https://www.facebook.com/ocpoverty/

Feb 18 Saturday 5-7pm, Huntington Beach: #Resist Planning Meeting @ Bodhi Tree Vegan Cafe, 501 Main St, Ste E
The #Resistance movement starts in our backyard. Join activists for a planning meeting https://www.facebook.com/events/1923480617882820/

Feb 19 Sunday 10am-noon, Irvine: Medicare for All Info and Training @ Community Room, Irvine Ranch Water District, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Our next meeting will take a look at the current health care crisis and the solution with Medicare for All. The training session will help you inform others on Single Payer, so we can tackle the misinformation and be prepared for the inevitable corporate pushback. It is up to us to control the narrative and fight back.   An abbreviated version of the movie 'Fix It: Health Care at the Tipping Point' will be screened, followed by open discussion and training. facebook.com/events/1785712118419165/

Feb 19 Sunday 11:30am-1:30pm, Anaheim: IWW Delegate Meet Up @ Gypsy Den, 211 W Center Street Promenade
If you are interest in signing up or paying up on your union dues, this will be an opportune time. This is not a regional working group meeting, but rather an opportunity to meet up with fellow Wobblies for coffee or drinks and catch up

Feb 19 Sunday 11:30am-1:30pm, Newport Beach: Lean In OC 3rd Annual Leadership Luncheon "Overcoming Obstacles in the Face of Adversity" @ Red O, 143 Newport Center Dr.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lean-in-oc-annual-womens-leadership-luncheon-tickets-31348469115

Feb 19 Sunday 2pm, Irvine: I Our Revolution Kickoff/Organizing Meeting @ Centerpointe Apartments - Think Tank, 7725 Gateway
Now that the election has passed and the new administration installed it is time for all of us to stay vigilant and work for issues and campaigns that will move our country in the direction of social, environmental and civil justice.   Feel free to bring a favorite dessert to share with others. The theme of our kickoff meeting is I Heart Our Revolution in honor of the upcoming Valentines Day. When LOVE is the prevailing force behind our actions it is always for the highest good of all involved.   If you have any questions you would like answered please feel free to message us via Meetup and we will address them at the meeting. We will also be polling attendees as how they would like to see things move in the future. https://www.meetup.com/OurRevolutionOC/events/237106380/

[location change] Feb 19 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine @ IRWD Duck Club Community Room, 15 Riparian View 15500 Sand Canyon
Due to a flood warning issued by the Irvine Ranch Water District, all weekend events at the Duck Club have been moved to the main community room at the IRWD headquarters (15600 Sand Canyon Ave, Irvine 92618). Our meeting will be relocated to this location and the Duck Club will be closed.
social from 2-2:30pm followed by our general meeting program and speakers. We look forward to welcoming all of our old and new members, and the coming months and years will prove critical for advancing Democratic values in our community.   Upcoming general meeting highlights: - A welcome from our new chair - Introductions from the new board & club officer updates - DPOC Update from Southern Vice Chair Farrah Khan - Affordable Care Act presentation from local activist and organizer Bill Honigman - Community updates will include an announcement for the Great American Write-In, OCYD, UCI College Dems, and more!   Please email us at DemsOfIrvine@gmail.com with any questions, concerns, or ideas. Please let us know in advance if you would like to make a community announcement at our upcoming meeting.

Feb 19 Sunday 3-5pm, Tustin: Sierra Club Angeles Chapter Climate Change Committee meeting @ REI, Community Room, 2962 El Camino Real,
meetup.com/ClimateChangeCommittee/events/237178079

Feb 19 Sunday 3-7pm, Mission Viejo: Meet Your Muslim Neighbors: Being Muslim in OC in 2017 @ Islamic Center of OC, Mission Viejo, 23581 Madero
Due to the overwhelming demand for the January 28, 2017 program, a second date has been added. Open to people of all faith traditions, we shall visit the mosque, engage in an interactive panel discussion with religious leaders, law enforcement and community leaders, and enjoy a catered Middle Eastern dinner.   Please visit the website for details and RSVP...or simply call (949) 677-6728 www.houseofworshiptour.com t

[location change] Feb 19 Sunday 4:30pm, Irvine: Indivisible OC @ IRWD Duck Club Community Room, 15 Riparian View 15500 Sand Canyon
The IRWD anticipates the possibility of major flooding in the San Joaquin Marsh and is shutting down the Nature Center this weekend. They have moved our meeting from the Duck Club to the Main Community Room at IRWD headquarters, which is located in the MAIN BUILDING located at Sand Canyon and Waterworks Way, across from the U.S. Post Office, in Irvine. Remember, this is the Community Center located in the main headquarters building, NOT the one across the parking lot in a separate building.
All progressive groups in Orange County, and especially those who have joined the Resistance Movement and are using the Indivisible Guide to direct much of their activism, are invited to attend this county-wide meeting to give a short description of their program and special events. Tables will be available for business cards, pamphlets, fliers, web and contact email addresses so that everyone who attends can find a good fit for their activism. After a networking and refreshment bfeak, there will be break-out groups, chiefly organized by Congressional District.   Individuals who want to become active in the Resistance Movement or to expand their activism are invited to attend and bring friends and neighbors.   Attendees are invited to bring snacks to share or to make small cash donations to help defray the expense of paper goods, beverages and printing.   The meeting is sponsored by Indivisible OC.

Feb 20 Monday 10-11am, Santa Ana: Immigration Relief Overview @ El Centro Cultural de México, 313 N. Birch
Join Las Crisantemas and Sabrina Rivera from Western State College of Law's Immigration Clinic to learn about forms of relief for immigrants as we continue to work to support undocumented people currently detained.

Feb 20 Monday noon, Anaheim: Unprecedent Day Rally for 2.9 Million Voter March @ Corner near Disneyland, Harbor Blvd & Katella
https://www.meetup.com/Resist-Anaheim/events/237821002/ We could not enjoy all our signs in the Women's March - so facing each other and filling the corners and crosswalks near "the happiest place on earth" can be a fun and visible way to see each other and be seen.   And remember to wear ALL BLACK: An easy way to demonstrate your frustration with our current president. Whether you're out protesting, busy at work, or sitting on your couch, SHOW YOUR DISSENT https://www.facebook.com/events/1748412682153910/

Feb 20 Monday 1-4pm, Huntington Beach: Resistance 48: Peaceful Rally for Justice in OC with Oak View ComUNIDAD and The Beautiful Resistance @ Huntington Beach Library on Triangle Park.
Congressman Rohrabacher is "out of step" with the nation and his constituents. Community leaders and organizations will come together to bring attention to his "fringe" beliefs on immigration, education, women's rights, healthcare4All, religious freedom, environmental justice and refugees. March and Rally starts at 1pm - sign making begins at 12pm. We will be meetings at Huntington Beach Library on Triangle Park and proceed towards from the library to Congressman's office at 101 Main Street, HB where our Rally will take place.

Feb 21 Tuesday 9-10:30am, Santa Ana: OC Board of Supervisors Meeting #RiverbedRescue @ 333 W Santa Ana Blvd
The OC Board of Supervisors will meet to discuss its vision for the county "looking ahead" The community should tell the Supervisors that this vision should include decriminalizing homelessness & providing sufficient county-funded permanent supportive and affordable housing. OC had given the Skid River population a February 24 deadline to leave but has not given them anywhere to go. The Courtyard has already reached its limit of sheltering 375 people, the cold weather shelters are at capacity and sleeping outdoors is a misdemeanor. Ask the Board of Supervisors: What happens "looking ahead" when the homeless have nowhere to live and nowhere to sleep on Feb 25? For more info: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/county-744400-homeless-people.html http://voiceofoc.org/2017/02/orange-county-agrees-to-assist-homeless-individuals-in-vacating-the-santa-ana-riverbed/

Feb 21 Tuesday 5:30pm, Santa Ana: Lawyering Up! Santa Ana Introduces Universal Representation @ Santa Ana City Council Chambers, 20 Civic Center Plz.
Councilman Vince Sarmiento will introduce a resolution to place Santa Ana on the path of providing attorneys for people in deportation proceedings! While people have the right to a publically appointed attorney when facing criminal charges, the same can't be said when they are fighting a deportation.   This has led to a situation in which ICE is represented by a lawyer in immigration court while many in our community who cannot afford a lawyer are left to fend for themselves.   It's time to change this! Come out and take action!

Feb 21 Tuesday 6pm, Santa Ana: Lou Correa - Immigration Town Hall @ Valley High School, 1801 S Greenville St.
Join Congressman Lou Correa and Immigration legal experts for an informative town hall. Event is free, everyone is welcome and free parking is available. Topics will include a DACA legislative update from Congressman Correa. Several presentations by legal experts and a Q&A session.

Feb 21 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats monthly meeting @ Norman Murray Community Ctr, 24932 Veterans Way
To Commemorate Black History Month Our Guest Speaker will be Pastor Mark Whitlock, Pastor of Christ Our Redeemer Church - AME in Irvine Topic - Racial Relations in Orange County in this Taxing and Terrible Time of "Trumpian Tribulations".
Please RSVP to this event! We had a larger than normal crowd last time and we need to know if we need to make arrangements for a larger room. https://www.facebook.com/events/1314300268629279/

Feb 22 Wednesday 11am, Irvine: Women For: OC @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 5 Riparian View.
Andrew Tonkovich, co-editor of a landmark literary anthology of writing from and about Orange: Orange County: A Literary Field Guide Refreshments 11:00am, Meeting 11:30am http://www.womenfororangecounty.org/uploads/4/2/4/3/42430617/0217_tonkovich_flyer.pdf

Feb 22 Wednesday 4-7pm, Santa Ana: Congressman J. Luis Correa '80 - Swearing-In @ 125 N Broadway CSUF Grand Central Art Center
California State University, Fullerton invites you to attend a Community Swearing-In by the Honorable Frederick P Horn. invocation by the Reve, W, Vann, Bishop of Orange.RSVP at 657-278-4730 or brvargas@fullerton.edu

Feb 22 Wednesday 5:45pm, Costa Mesa: World Affairs Council/OC Presents Congressman Adam Schiff and "The Russian Threat to the US and the Democracies Around the World" @ Westin Hotel, South Coast Plaza, 686 Anton Blvd.
Schiff currently serves as the Ranking Member, or top Democrat, of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (which oversees all of the nation's intelligence agencies) and as a Member of the Benghazi Select Committee.   Before he was elected to Congress, Schiff served as State Senator for California's 21st State Senate District. Visit http://worldaffairscouncil.org for more info and to register.

Feb 22 Wednesday 6-8pm, Tustin: Kimberly Ellis OC Regional Campaign Kickoff @ 10920 Silverado Terrace
Event Host Sherri Loveland   Co-Host Farrah N. Khan * NWPC - OC   If you are interested in joining the Host Committee, please contact Tara Sreekrishnan at tara@voteforkimberly.com   If you are interested in volunteering for the campaign, please contact Nazneen Rydhan-Foster at naz@voteforkimberly.com   https://act.myngp.com/Forms/-5122017074501056512

Feb 22 Wednesday 6-8pm, Fullerton: City Manager & ACA: The Great Write-In @ Panera Bread, 1981 Sunnycrest Dr.
Join us as we draft and send letters to the North OC City Managers of Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, Placentia, La Habra, and Yorba Linda seeking answers and requesting city updates on how each of our Cities top official administrator plans to advise City Council regarding the health care crisis that residents are facing.

Feb 22 Wednesday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: Architects of Justice 2017 @ Temple Beth Sholom, 2625 N Tustin Ave.
cluejustice.org/architects_of_justice_2017 Keynote Speaker: Rusty Kennedy CEO / Christ Our Redeemer Church AME   Honorees:   Rev. Fr. Arturo Querijero Ferreras Associate Pastor / Saint Matthew Ecumenical Catholic Church   Jennifer Muir Beuthin General Manger / Orange County Employees Association   Beth Krom Former Irvine Mayor and City Council Member   Co-Chairs:   Ada Briceño Secretary Treasurer / UNITE HERE Local 11   Mark Lowry Director / Orange County Food Bank Community Action Partnership of Orange County   CONTACT Pamela Hope Phope@cluejustice.org (213)481-3740

Feb 22 Wednesday 6-10pm, Santa Ana: Fight4OurHealth - Santa Ana Townhall @ Delhi Center, 505 E Central Ave
Learn and speak out against the reckless plan to repeal healthcare coverage and protections with no serious replacement.   Join Fight 4 Our Health and Partner Organizations: The Children's Partnership (TCP) Santa Ana Building Healthy Communities (SA BHC) California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC) Children's Health Initiative of Orange County (CHI OC) United Domes c Workers of America (UDW) California Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN) Advancing Justice Orange County (AJ OC) Coalition of Orange County Community Health Centers (COCCC) American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties (PPOSBC) Health Access

Feb 22 Wednesday 6:30-9pm, Costa Mesa: Banning Ranch Conservancy Monthly Board Meeting @ Mesa Verde United Methodist Church, 1701 Baker St.
2017 will be a very busy year for Banning Ranch and we need much help in our effort to preserve, acquire, conserve and manage the entire Banning Ranch as a permanent public open space, park, and coastal nature preserve. Come on by and see how you can help.

Feb 22 Wednesday 7-9pm, Fullerton: D39 Listening Project @ Sizzler, 1401 N Harbor Blvd.
This meeting will be one in a series of Listening Tour Meetings that will provide Congressional District 39 constituents with the opportunity to give voice to their concerns and questions, ultimately, feel that they've been heard (hence the "Listening Project") The even till be video recorded and all comments/questions will be submitted to Rep Ed Royce. Listening Tour Meetings, In larger venues, are scheduled for the coming moths throughout the 39th Congressional District. We will post more details on scheduled Listening Tour Meeting on the DNOC website and on Facebook. If you have any ideas for places to host a Listening Tour Meeting, Pleas email us the information at info@dnoc.org

Feb 23 Thursday 9am-5pm, Orange: Chapman MSA presents Hijab and Kufi Day @ Chapman University's Attallah Piazza
Hijab and Kufi Day is an event that is designed to spread awareness of Islam, address misconceptions about the faith, and give non-muslim students the opportunity to have an understanding of what it is like to be Muslim. On Hijab Day, non-muslim students will be able to either wear a hijab or headscarf, traditionally worn by women. Muslim community or a kufi cap worn by men. Feel free to bring your own scarf and MSA members can help you wrap it in the piazza!

Feb 23 Thursday 4-9pm, Tustin: The Living Ubuntu fundraiser @ Veggie Grill, 13786 Jamboree Rd.
Come have dinner at the location by the Tustin Marketplace mention Living Ubuntu and we will receive 33% of sales. Funds will be used to create an incredible event on Sat April 29 (Gene Baur, Jonathan Balcombe, Kate Mackey, will be speaking, plus a vegan cooking demo (& lunch) by Joni Newman and followed by a Peoples Climate March, all broadcast on Facebook Live). Help us offset the costs! Please come out for dinner if you can, or consider food to go if you can't stay. Hang out with us, or bring your own friends and family to spend time with. Please help us get the word out on this! Thank you so much and it will be great to see you guys on Thursday! Barbara English Livingubuntu.org Living Vegan on Facebook

Feb 23 Thursday 6pm, Newport Beach: Candlelight Vigil in Dana Rohrabacher's CD 48 Neighborhood @ Newport Beach Public Library, 1300 Irvine Ave.
Meet in the library parking lot. Event is public.

Feb 23 Thursday 6pm, Irvine: PDA OC Chapter General Meeting @ home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River.
Dr Bill Honigman c: 949-246-6283, @DrBillH Progressive Democrats of America (PDAmerica) www.pdamerica.org, @pdamerica

Feb 23 Thursday 6pm, Fullerton: #FightForCA Emergency Vigil @ 1002 N Euclid St. Hiltscher Park
We need to bring our while family, our worksite, and our community together for an emergency procession and vigil on Congressman Royce's doorstep because every one of us in impacted by his irresponsible and reckless leadership! In unity, Victoria Elizabeth Avery Browder 'Fight for 15' Government Relations Department SEIU Local 721 213-725-3705

Feb 23 Thursday 7pm, Fullerton: Accounting for Activists @ CSUF, Steven G Mihaylo Hall, Rm 1502, 800 N State College Blvd.
Hosted by County Auditor-Controller. Join Orange County Auditor Eric H Woolery, CPA and guests: Senator Josh Newman, Assemblywoman Charon Quirk Silva & Voice of OC's Norberto Santana as they discuss, in easy to understand terms, the roles that government and the public play in financial accountability, the differences between state & local agencies, how taxpayer dollars are spent & how members of the public can serve as Taxpayer Watchdogs. The panel will be answering & providing information for those interested in becoming Taxpayer Watchdogs.

Feb 24 Friday 3-5pm, Irvine: Mimi Walters: Respect the Constituents of CA-45 with Coast Federation of Educators, AFT Local 1911 Rally @ 3333 Michelson Dr. Ste. 230.
Her staff says she will be in the District on 2/24. Demands: Regular town-hall meetings with constituents, Immediately stop supporting policies that accelerate global warming, Take action to support and protect all residents living in CA-45 regardless of religious beliefs, and Support woman's reproductive rights.

Feb 24 Friday 5-6:15pm, Santa Ana: Immigration Town Hall @ Rancho Santiago Community College, 2323 N Broadway
Join Congressman Lou Correa and Immigration legal experts for an informative Town Hall. Topics covered will include a DACA Legislative Update from Congressman Correa, several presentation by legal experts and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)& Q&A

Feb 24 Friday 6-9pm, Huntington Beach: Conozca Sus Derechos con la ACLU en Oak View @ 17142 Emerald Ln.
We trust authorities to keep us safe and treat us fairly regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality or religion. This workshop offers tips for interacting with law/immigration enforcement agencies and understanding your rights.   Oak View ComUNIDAD will be partnering with the American Civil Liberties Union to bring knowledgeable individuals to our community and teach us about our rights.

Feb 24 Friday 6:30-9:30pm, Anaheim: Unity & Solidarity with our Muslim Friends -Light in the Dark @ Islamic Institute of OC, 1220 N State College Blvd.   BUT PLEASE DO NOT PARK AT THE MOSQUE/ISLAMIC INSTITUTE! We do not want to interfere with or block the Institute members' access to the facility nor do we want to disturb their prayers or other activities. Parking is available at Edison Park in Anaheim, which is about an 8 minute walk from the Islamic Center. There also may be parking on the surrounding streets on Romneya and Placentia Avenue. I will update if it is permit parking only. Please stand on the outside sidewalks only, not on the IIOC property. Please do not block the member's access to the mosque while you are there.
The remedy for hate is love. In accordance with our American principles of liberty, equality and justice, this event is a peaceful sidewalk vigil to show the Muslim community, including fellow citizens and immigrants, that we love, support and value them and are unified and in solidarity with them. This is not a protest, but a vigil. Anyone wishing to stand up for our American principles and provide a light in the dark to those in our community and to those who are seeking to be a part of our community, who are being persecuted due to their Muslim faith, may come at any time during the vigil. Please bring electronic candles, or candles in cups or with wax protectors, or other forms of light. Please also bring signs of support for the Muslim community!

Feb 24 Friday 7pm, Anaheim: Rally Against ICE Raids @ Anaheim City Hall, 200 S Anaheim Blvd.
ICE has conducted raids rounding up over 600 people lately. We say no to fear and no mass detentions and mass deportations.   An Associated Press article release a report showing the Regime's plans to use the National Guard to round up immigrants.   We stand up for immigrants today. As well as Muslims, LGBTQ, Jews, refugees, Native Americans, science, reason, and all other groups that stand to lose. Orange County united against hate and fear.   The people take a stand in Ahaheim, a city of immigrants, against this fear. #NoBanNoWall   Gather at 200 S Anaheim Blvd (City Hall). We will be by major roads with lots of traffic on a Friday night. Bring signs and lots of energy. Bring American flags to reclaim patriotism for the values that the flag truly stands for.

Feb 25 Saturday 9:30am-4pm, Fullerton: North OC League of Women Voters Leadership Academy @ Fullerton Police Dept's Mural Room, 237 W. Commonwealth.
The workshop will present new techniques and improving effectiveness in communicating your message, identifying and understanding your audience, learn the elements of appealing stories, use imagery and video, frame messages. Admission is free with complimentary continental breakfast and lunch. Free parking in two parking lots across street. To register, email Patti Chikahisa at chiks2@pacbell.net with name, organization name, complete address and phone number.

Feb 25 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: Writing the California Constitution with Dad @ Dads University SAUSD, 1601 E Chestnut Ave.
This free event is a great opportunity for dads & their families to bond & learn together. Dads University in partnership with the Heritage Museum of OC will offer a hands on workshop focusing on the rich history of the California Constitution which is the United States first constitutional document to be written in English & Spanish. At the workshop, dads & their families will also have a chance to develop their own personalized family constitutions, integrating their family mission, vision & values. The workshop concludes with a readers theater performance bu Kennedy Elementary students, based off the daily journals of the official reporter of the convention, John Ross Brown. RSVP at www.eventbrite.com

Feb 25 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: UNA-USA OC Chapter UN Coffee Talk Series on Mexican Consular Services in OC @ American Red Cross Building, 600 Parkcenter Dr.
Join us to learn about the only foreign consulate in Orange County and its relationship with our large Mexican communities with Marco Antonio Fraire, Deputy Head Consul. No charge for the event; RSVP requested joy.adams0@gmail.com or 949/235-3603. Refreshments served; $5 voluntary donation suggested. www.una-oc.org; info@una-oc.org.

Feb 25 Saturday 11am-noon, Irvine: Health Professional Protest @ Mimi Walter's Office, 3333 Mitchelson Dr.
Don't take away healthcare from our patients. Be a part of a national movement of HEALTH CARE PROTESTS taking part around the nation, join us. We are calling on key representative to not repeal or defund Obamacare, Planned Parenthood, and Medicaid. Sign our letter of support if you cannot attend!   The protest sign up and letter of support are here   https://goo.gl/forms/TvKRbLP3w79jp7Iu2 Please invite your friends and colleagues in the area or to find a local Health Protest closeby or organize one

Feb 25 Saturday 11:45am, Anaheim: Vigil and March against the Death Penalty Public Witness Against the Death Penalty @ Religious Education Congress, Anaheim Convention Center, South entrance of Convention Center (Near Marriott)
To continue to educate and stand firm in our resolve to end state sanctioned killing in California.   Sponsored by: St. Camillus Center, OC Death Penalty Focus

Feb 25 Saturday noon-1:30pm, Santa Ana: Our Revolution Healthcare Actions @ 405 W 5th St.
Host: Ivan Enriquez contact @ 657-859-1272   Our Revolution Santa Ana with Our Revolution Costa Mesa and activists across the state will be holding rallies the same day in every Congressional District to pressure action. Bring any healthcare signs to the rally. We'll have materials to make some at the rally. If you can, write a letter to Congressman Lou Correa. At noon we will rally at the front of the Orange County Health Care Agency. rsvp www.facebook.com/OurRevSantaAna. https://go.ourrevolution.com/page/event/detail/feb25thhealthcareactions/gplr88

Feb 25 Saturday 1-2:30pm, Orange: OC Poverty Alleviation Coalition @ 2620 W. Chapman Ave.
Come to our community meeting at the Burger King on Chapman in Orange tomorrow. We'll talk about our next steps to help the people in the riverbed and our county's growing homeless population.

Feb 25 Saturday 1-3pm, Huntington Beach: Our Next Stand: Save Health Care @ 101 Main St. Ste. 380.
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, are calling for rallies nationwide on Saturday, February 25th to push against Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.This rally will be outside Congressman Dana Rohrabacher's office in Huntington Beach California.In a letter to their colleagues in the Senate, the pair call for their fellow Senate Democrats to lead and participate in rallies on February 25th. They also argued that the Republican plan to repeal Obamacare is mired in "chaos" and that the majority of Americans do not want the healthcare law repealed.

Feb 25 Saturday 1-4pm, Fullerton: Indivisible CA D39 #KnockEveryDoor in Fullerton @ 711 S Highland Ave Richman Park
Join us as we get out into the community & meet our neighbors! If we learned anything this election cycle it's that we have to engage with everyone & can't afford to write anybody off. We want to #KnockEveryDoor so we can understand how ordinary people feel about our country's trajectory under a Trump administration & get ready to make a change. While we're out we can register voters, recruit sympathetic folks to our cause & make our movement that much more powerful. If you've never knocked on a door don't worry. We will host a brief training at 1pm. We'll be getting together afterward to debrief & share our experiences over some food & drink.

Feb 25 Saturday 4-6pm, Irvine: Popcorn and Politics @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
We are working to pass The CA Disclose Act, legislation to enact local campaign contribution limits, public financing systems, redistricting commissions, student activist training, community organizing and more. We want to talk with you. What are your political plans this year? How can we work together? Sign up here act-ca.commoncause.org/site/Calendar?id=104766&view=Detail

Feb 25 Saturday 4:30-7pm, Santa Ana: Free Film Screening of 13th @ El Centro Cultural de México, 313 N. Birch
Hosted by JG Sanchez and PJ Flores Biblioteca @ El Centro Cultural de México's BlackLivesMatter discussion group series presents: Free screening of 13th followed by discussion. In this thought provoking documetary, scholars, activists, and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the US prison boom. 1h40m.English audio. Spanish subtitles. Discussion in English +Spanish. For more info. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155034489092485

Feb 25 Saturday 6-10:30pm, Anaheim: Afghanistan OC with Islamic Relief USA Fundraiser @ 1700 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim Plaza Hotel
Islamic Relief USA present Afghanistan Benefit Dinner. Speakers: Ustadh Ali Ataie, Professor, Motivational Speakers: Ustadh Abobaker Mojadidi, Munir Qtaish,Qais Essar, Artist-Rubab & Tabla. Dinner provided by Kabul West. Dress your best in Cultural Afghan Attire! Tickets $25 Adults, $250 Table of Ten, $10 Children. Buy tickets on line at: afghanistanoc.eventbrite.com. For more information please call 714-676-1306 or sw@irusa.org

Feb 26 Sunday 5pm, Anaheim: End Police Terror @ Anaheim Police Department, 425 S Harbor Blvd.
THIS IS AN EMERGENCY CALL TO ACTION. Monday, Feb 21, a 13-year old boy was manhandled and detained by an off duty lapd officer over an argument with one of the boys female companions. when other children in the neighborhood attempted to intervene on behalf of the teenagers safety, the off duty cop produced a handgun from his waistband and fired his weapon whith children all around him. this officer made a conscious decision to use his position of authority to BULLY A MINOR, then used potentially lethal force to extricate himself from the protective actions of the CHILDREN. We will be meeting at the anaheim police department, where the officers who chose to side with this pedo-bully cop work, and let it be known WE WILL NOT TOLERATE STATE-SANCTIONED PREDATORS TARGETING OUR YOUTH. please join us, for all of our children.

Feb 27 Monday 11am, Orange; Cross-Cultural Center Opening Ceremony @ 1 University, Argyros Forum 303
Come visit the Cross-Cultural Center! Pick up a snack and a small giveaway as we explore the new space! Check out the Cross-Cultural Center on Feb 27 and Feb 28 from 2-4pm and March 3 from 10am-12pm

Feb 27 Monday 4-6pm, Anaheim: The People's Homeless Task Force @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor Blvd.
Public comment prep for Anaheim City Council Meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 28

Feb 27-Apr 10 Mondays 6-9pm, Mission Viejo: Advancing Racial Justice Workshop @ Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23436 Madero #140
A Workshop Offered by Tapestry's Race Matters Group   • Explore the subtler forms of bias held by "nice" people • Find a safe place to explore white privilege and institutional racism • Build the skills necessary to have productive dialogue on race-related issues • Experience self-discovery • Learn ways to make change happe   The Workshop includes four 3-hour sessions (6:00 - 9:00 pm) every other Monday from February 27 through April 10 (Feb 27, Mar 13, Mar 27, Apr 10). Each session builds on the previous one so attendance at all four sessions is important.   Deadline for registration is February 13.   Contact Carol Wheeler: slow.trotter@gmail.com or Kathy Saylor: saykath1@gmail.com to sign up.

Feb 27 Monday 6:30-9pm, Santa Ana: Resilience OC Sanctuary City Community Forum @ Latino Health Access, 460 W. 4th St, Ste. 130.
Join Resilience OC as we share with you the details of the Santa Ana Sanctuary City Ordinance and the protections it offers. Light Refreshments from 6:30pm-7pm; Program 7pm-9pm. Spanish Translation and Child Care Provided.

Feb 28 Tuesday 9am-noon, Santa Ana: OC Board of Supervisors Meeting #RiverbedRescue @ 333 W Santa Ana Blvd.
Orange County should be a community that treats our most vulnerable members with dignity and respect. We need to keep a continued presence at the OC Board of Supervisors meetings! Let's remind the board that we need more emergency shelters and permanent supportive housing for Orange County's growing homeless population.Please attend and voice your public comments. Invite & SHARE this event! #RiverbedRescue #ThisHasToStop

Feb 28 Tuesday 10am-noon, Anaheim: CLUE Clergy & Community Gathering @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S Harbor Blvd.
Please join us. We're hoping for a time of conversation about the economic justice issues that our communities are facing in this critical time. Together, we can use the power of faith, hope, and solidarity to bring transformation. As a distinguished faith and community leader, please join us in our efforts to break down barriers and expand economic opportunity for all. Please RSVP to Irene Arellano iarellano@cluejustice.org.

Feb 28 Tuesday noon, Irvine: Democratic Foundation of OC Luncheon to Honor Tustin City Council Member Letitia Clark @ Irvine Hilton, 18800 MacArthur Blvd.
Non-member ticket is $49. For info on reserving or replying, email info@dfoc.com or call 714/979-4436.

Feb 28 Tuesday 4-7pm, Irvine: Irvine City Council Meeting - Energy Distribution Presentation @ City of Irvine City Hall1 Civic Center Plz.
Please come out to the next City Council meeting for 2 specific reasons: 1. There is a presentation being done on Energy Distribution and we need to support our Substation group who have been trying to work with the city and SCE to avoid the building of an electric substation 10 feet from their properties, especially since it is NOT a smart grid and will not feed power to existing properties. 2. To speak up about the need to implement a renewable energy plan for our city. It is a state requirement that we meet certain criteria to reduce our carbon footprint and since we are renewing our General Plan, this would be the best time to implement a Clean Energy plan. 949-724-6000 pio@cityofirvine.org

Feb 28 Tuesday 4pm-11:59pm, Anaheim: Anaheim City Council Meeting @ City of Anaheim- Municipal Government, 200 S Anaheim Blvd.
Mark Richard Daniels' event. The Camping Ban Ordnance 'Must Go'!!

Feb 28 Tuesday 5:45-9pm, Mission Viejo: City Council Meeting @ 200 Civic Ctr.
Residents of Mission Viejo, please come to the City Council meeting at 6pm. Open comments are at the beginning of the meeting, so it's important to arrive a little early. We're intending to ask what the official business of Mayor Wendy Bucknum was with Ms. Walters this past District Work Week. You're allotted 3 minutes to speak. View the agenda here: http://dms.cityofmissionviejo.org/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=2644&doctype=AGENDA

Feb 28 Tuesday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club @ Costa Mesa Senior Center, 695 W. 19th St.
Any questions please message communications director on our page! FYI we are a closed club. Only members may vote and comment on agendised items.http://costamesademocrats.org

Feb 28 Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm, Huntington Beach: A Legacy of Learning 3-part Film Series: Resilience @ Golden West College, 15744 Goldenwest St.
Golden West College - Peace Studies Program in collaboration with Equity Program present: A LEGACY OF LEARNING: Establishing Equity in the Aftermath of Trauma (A three-part film series and discussion) II.) A Screening of "Resilience" With special guest Dr. Dan Siegel Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3-part-film-series-paper-tiger-resilience-and-in-utero-tickets-31135257393


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Mar 1 Wednesday 5-6:30pm, Irvine: Immigration Awareness Week Poster Making and Finalizing @ UC Irvine SOAR Center, 106 Gateway Study Center
Join us during our week 8 general meeting to finalize Immigration Awareness Week (Building Bridges). If you have not heard, IAW is week 9! We will be making posters to advertise the events for the week and will be finalizing our event. Bring a friend to help! Students Advocating For Immigrant Rights and Equity- Safire

[update] Mar 1 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC Regular Meeting @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 S. Coast Dr., Metropointe Ctr.
Presentations   The Strength and Advocacy of the Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties. presented by: Robert Armenta, Vice President of Public Affairs, PPOSBC,   The Future of the Affordable Care Act and Prospects for Single Payer in CA presented by: Dr. Bill Honigman, Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter Leader and Calif State Coordinator, National Healthcare Human Rights Issue Team Coordinator; Member OC Democratic Central Committee and Advocate for Single Payer enhanced and improved Medicare For All.   Updates -Allied organizations report on current actions and issues   Discussion -Strategies for moving forward to counter both the Trump Administration and the Radical Right-wing Republican Agenda   Social Hour: 6:30pm, Meeting: 7pm. Admission is free. Please join us and bring a friend for a night of progressive action. RSVP to sckopicki@gmail.com required due to capacity limits.
Registration for this meeting is closed! We have reached capacity and cannot confirm additional RSVPs.

Mar 2 Thursday 6:45, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC - Laura Kanter "Equal Rights Endangered" @ Green Valley Adult Clubhouse, 17250 Los Jardines W.
Laura is Director of Policy, Advocacy and Youth Programs at the LGBT Center of Orange County. Join DCWOC for an update from Laura Kanter on LGBTQ equal rights and protections during a Trump presidency. Kanter is a champion for youth, immigrants, the underserved, and LGBTQ rights, named one of Orange County's Most Influential People by the OC Register in 2016. Learn more about what's at stake and how we can work together in the battles ahead.Admission is free. Please RSVP to DCWOC@demclubofwestoc.com.

Mar 2 Thursday 7pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace and Justice Coalition Free Movie Night The Brainwashing of My Dad @ St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave.
This film exposes the human impact of Right-Wing Media. Filmmaker Jen Senko explores the rise and popularity of conservative media by profiling her own father, a mostly apolitical Democrat who became a rabid right-winger after years of listening to talk radio. With the help of Dr. Kathleen Taylor, a British neuroscientist at the University of Oxford, the film explains how media outlets like Fox News can literally brainwash otherwise reasonable, intelligent people. http://www.whittierpeace.org/

Mar 3 Friday 5-7pm, Anaheim: Immigration Forum - Understanding Your Rights and Resources @ Savanna High School, 301 N. Gilbert St.
In light of recent events, we want you to know your rights and learn of resources available to assist those in need of help. We will share concerns and find solutions together. RSVP by emailing info@occord.org or by calling 714.621.0919 ext 18.

Mar 3 Friday 6:30-9:30pm, Santa Ana: Documentary Showing of Harvest of Empire @ Concern America Office, 2015 N. Broadway
You are invited as we screen the groundbreaking documentary "Harvest of Empire" a powerful exploration of the many reasons why our Latin American sisters and brothers have migrated to the US. This is a free event, though donations are always welcome. Light appetizers will be served. RSVP: cfranco@concernamerica.org.

Mar 3 Friday 7-10pm, Newport Beach: Film: Oceans of Injustice/The Nightmare of Gaza @ St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd.
Three short film screenings, followed by Q & A with the writer/producer Farrah Nabulsi visiting from Dubai.

Mar 3 Friday 7pm, Indivisible 46th Monthly Meeting
For now our monthy group meeting will be the first Friday evening of every month. Focus of the meeting are planning next steps for our growing group. We will cover a review of the application Slack so that group members can participate in individual focused conversations on group actions and activities. https://www.facebook.com/events/1745827559065009/

Mar 4 Saturday 10:30am, Fullerton: OC Industrial Workers of the World meeting @ the Night Owl, 200 N Harbor Blvd.
Arise all Fellow Workers in Orange County!   It is time to paint Orange County red with Wobbly Card in hand. Educate, Agitate, Organize. Special OC I.W.W. pinbacks will be handed out for all attendees.

Mar 4 Saturday 7-8:30pm, Santa Ana: OurRev Santa Ana meeting @ Alta Baja Market, 201 E. 4th St.
Dr. Bill Honigman is our featured speaker this meeting. He will speak about Healthcare for All, and the status of health in America. Join us for our monthly membership and organizing meeting, in coincidence with the Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk on the 1st Saturday of the Month. We are residents of Santa Ana, but we also welcome visitors and OC residents to talk about electoral organizing and future political actions.Santa Ana - Here to Stay, No Nos Vamos.

Mar 5 Sunday 11am-1pm, Santa Ana: OC May Day Coalition meeting @ The Center OC, 1605 North Spurgeon St.

Mar 5 Sunday 1-4pm, Newport Beach: Take Back the House in 2018 Political Activism Training with Sara El-Amin @ Newport Dunes Bayside Pavilion, 1131 Back Bay Dr.
El-Amin is Former National Grassroots Director for Pres. Obama. Topics include: Yes We Can - Carrying On the Woman's Movement of Resistance & Blocking The Trump Agenda; Overturning The Republican Led House & Winning The 2018 Congressional Races; Political Persuasion Techniques To Commit Voters To Action; Meet Your Candidates and Let's Get To Work! Registration begins at 12:30 pm. Registration fee donation: $15.00 early bird and $20.00 at the door to help defray the costs. Larger donations are gratefully accepted. Sponsors: Laguna Beach and Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Clubs, WAVE, Woman's March, Indivisible.

Mar 7 Tuesday 5:15-8pm, Lake Forest: City Council Meeting @ 25550 Commercentre Dr.
Residents of Lake Forest, please come to the City Council meeting. Open comments are at the beginning of the meeting, so it's important to arrive a little early. We're intending to ask what the official business of Mayor Scott Voigts was with Ms. Walters this past District Work Week. You're allotted 3 minutes to speak.

Mar 7 Tuesday 6-7pm, Huntington Beach: Join Oak View ComUNIDAD @ Ocean View School District (OVSD), 17200 Pinehurst Ln.
A LATINO will speak against our communities. Support with your presence, & combat the racism of these people. Oak View ComUNIDAD will be there and we need your support. Mañana en Ocean View School District (OVSD) va hablar un LATINO contra nuestra comunidades. Apoye con su presencia a combatir el racismo de estas personas. Oak View ComUNIDAD va estar presente y necesitamos su apoyo.

Mar 8 Wednesday 11am, Irvine: Fight4OurHealth Coalition Emergency ACA Press Conference @ Office of Mimi Walters, 3333 Michelson Drive, Suite 230
Republicans introduced its "Obamacare Repeal" bill Mar. 6 and the next week or two may be the make-or-break moment for those seeking repeal of the ACA-and for our health system as a whole. Walters is on Energy and Commerce Comm. Which may vote Wednesday. More than 30,000 ACA enrollees in AD45 could lose health coverage if this bill is passed.

Mar 8 Wednesday noon-1pm, Orange: Pussyhat Campus March @ Chapman University, 1 University Dr.
Created for the Women's Studies Minor Program, Chapman U. Join the Chapman Pussyhat March on International Women's Day. Meet at the Piazza at noon and wear your hat ALL DAY, for more info visit: https://www.pussyhatproject.com

Mar 8 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats March Meeting with INDIVISIBLE @ Chapter One: the modern local, 227 N. Broadway
Join OCYD for our meeting and mixer featuring special guest speaker Aaron McCall of Indivisible. We will discuss Indivisible strategies and strengthen ties to stand united in OC's nationally recognized strategic resistance movement.

Mar 9 Thursday 8:30am-noon, Newport Beach: Court Watch: Hold Informants & OCSD Accountable @ Harbor Justice Ctr., 4601 Jamboree Rd.
Join us as we #CourtWatch in the People v. Baker hearing in DEPARTMENT H7. The case of People v. Baker is one that highlights prosecutorial and law enforcement misconduct. Two of the highest profile snitches, Paredes and Cuevas, were used to try to coerce a confession from Michael Baker and a Sheriff's deputy was even dressed up and pretended to be a public defender in order to entrap him into illegal activity! So far the DA and Sheriff have refused to produce any evidence. Come advocate that the prosecutor turns over all evidence!

[correction] Mar 9 Thursday 1-2:30pm, Irvine: Know Your Rights Workshop @ Dr. White Room, UCI Cross Cultural Center, 103 Gateway
Come learn about your rights as an undocumented individual with Immigration Attorneyw from the UCI School of Law. The purpose of this workshop is to inform the undocumented community and individuals from mixed-status families of their rights while interacting with law enforcement. With an ever-changing political climate, it is increasingly important to understand yours and your family's rights to keep each other safe. There will be pizza and refreshments!

Mar 9 Thursday 6:30-10pm, Irvine: UCI SJP Dabke Night Hosted by Students for Justice in Palestine @ UCI Anteater Recreation Center, 680 California Ave.

Mar 10 Friday 1-2pm, Irvine: UCI Stands with Native Nations March on Washington @ UCI Flagpoles
Come stand in solidarity with the Native Nation's Rising! Chief Black Fox from the Dakota Sioux will perform a ceremonial water blessing and teach us about the movement in Standing Rock. There will also be speakers to help educate us on how we can become part of the resistance. Also, have your voices heard! Bring your signs to educate our campus, speak to our community, or join in through prayer, dance, and song. The ceremony and demonstration is an extension of the communal prayer for Immigration Awareness. The communal prayer is from noon to 1pm at the flagpoles, and the ceremony and demonstration will directly follow. Hope to see everyone there!

Mar 10 Friday, 7-7:30pm, Irvine: Prayer Drum Circle for Standing Rock with Presiding Priestess Ava @ Museum/Temple, 17905 Sky Park Circle #A.
Join us for a drum and prayer circle for Standing Rock, and an update on what is happening and how we can help. View our gorgeous new Indigenous People's museum exhibit, with the beautiful Standing Rock Dress as the centerpiece, the sacred white elk ceremonial dress on display now in the north corner of the Sanctuary. Bring: your drum if you wish; we also have many musical instruments for you. For more info 714/392-0558/

Mar 11-12 Saturday 9am-Sunday 12:30pm, Garden Grove: Homelessness 101 Training @ 13280 Chapman Ave. The Christ Cathedral (Crystal Cathedral)
You are welcome to join us for Mass in the Arboretum. Our Meeting will be in the 4th floor auditorium of Christ Cathedral-Pastoral Center. Reflection: Leia Smith, Isaiah House-Catholic Worker. Training: Allyson Crosby, Director of Program Dev., Illumination Foundation Resource Fair: Connection with Organizations Working to End Homelessness. Respect Life Reps & Peace Reps are expected. All are welcome to join us. RSVP at: http://conta.cc/2lvgEaR or email at kcampana@rcbo.org. Tickets available at events.r20.constantcontact.com Free admission.

Mar 11 Saturday 9:30-noon Corona del Mar/Long Beach/Mission Viejo, 10am-noon Brea: Monthly Meeting of Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL)
@ Brea 10am to noon: Brea Congregational Church at 300 E. Imperial Hwy, Brea 92821, and
@ Corona del Mar 9:30am to noon: St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 3233 Pacific View Dr, Corona del Mar, CA 92625
@ Long Beach 9:30am to noon: First Congregational Church of Long Beach, 241 Cedar Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
@ Mission Viejo 9:30am to noon: Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23436 Madero #140, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
New members welcome! Part of the meeting is a one-hour international conference call. We hear from an expert in Climate Change. Then we plan actions to move our members of Congress toward a solution to the climate crisis. Join the fun as we build political will for a livable world. RSVPs appreciated by contacting Brea Leader: Dennis Arp at (714) 747-0206, CORONA DEL MAR Leader: Mark Tabbert at (949) 310-5256,or LONG BEACH Leader: Edric Guise at (562) 858-4640, or MISSION VIEJO Leader Kathy Orlinsky at (714) 658-8573. Learn about CCL and register for live weekly introductory call at CitizensClimateLobby.org.

Mar 11 Saturday 9am-2pm, Santa Ana: Girls Teen Leadership Conference Hosted by Orange County NOW @ Santa Ana Senior Center, 424 W. Third St.
Join us for a full-day conference, where you'll hear from local female professionals who will discuss their career paths, lessons they wished someone would have shared with them when they were your age, and tips for planning your own unique leadership path. We'll have breakout sessions so that you can engage in lively discussions with the speakers and other participants. Material covered is age appropriate for girls between the ages of 12-18. The event is FREE and includes a light breakfast, snacks and lunch. Bring your friends to share in this incredible day of girl's empowerment! Sign up here: http://tinyurl.com/GirlsLeadershipConference Registration and a light breakfast begins at 8:30am. Email us if you're coming:Tish@ocnow.org

[correction] Mar 11 Saturday 9:30-11:30am, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle Meeting #2 @ Huntington Beach Central Library Theater, 7111 Talbert Ave.
https://www.meetup.com/Resist-Huntington-Beach/events/237966287   We are a North Orange County group of concerned citizens and we stand in solidarity for the protection of human rights, health, the environment and working families. We are dedicated to direct action in our local community.   Our first meeting had over 80 participants. We spent part of the meeting together, working to identify five key areas our group would like address.   At our next meeting, we will spend time further discussing these key areas and pulling together action plans and next steps.   The areas we identified are:   1) Local Elections: Working with our local reps and engaging community members in our districts   2) The Affordable Care Act   3) Women's Rights and Reproductive Rights   4) #NoBanNoWall: Immigration, Refugees and Boarders   5) The Environment   Visit our website for details: www.hbhuddle.com

Mar 11 Saturday noon, Santa Ana; Socialist Party meeting @ Olde Ship Pub, 1120 W 17th St.

Mar 11 Saturday 1:30pm, Costa Mesa/Huntington Beach/Irvine/Orange: ACLU People Power Action Event - Resistance Training Livestream
Join us on March 11 for a livestream viewing of the ACLU's launch of People Power. We'll watch the Resistance Training live and talk about next steps for organizing to resist Trump's attacks on our basic freedoms. To find an event near you and sign up for the event, go to https://go.peoplepower.org/signup/attend-march-11?source=aclu-lightbox.

Mar 12 Sunday 2-5pm, Anaheim: Solidarity Town Hall Meeting Public Hosted by Arab American Civic Council and CAIR @ Islamic Institute of Orange County, 1220 N State College Blvd.
Come and hear from elected officials, prominent community leaders and civil right advocates, faith leaders, and refugee resettlement representatives about your rights in light of recent changes in immigration and travel policies. This Solidarity Town Hall Meeting is presented by the Office of Congressman Lou Correa, the Office of Senator Tony Mendoza, the Office of Senator Josh Newman, the Arab American Civic Council, CAIR-LA, IIOC, World Relief, ACLU-Southern California, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, OCCORD, United Here, UN Association of OC- Free for more info: (714) 533-6271 admin@iioc.com

Mar 12 Sunday 3-5pm, Mission Viejo: California 45th - Public Call for Researchers!
Email research@california45th.com for location.   Is qualitative research your jam? Could you lose a weekend in regression analysis? Do the librarians ask you where books are? Do you want to bring reason and respect back to local politics in the California 45th? Then we want you at our research summit! We are focused on data, and that means we need trained researchers who will help us collect that information - whether it's combing through existing data or executing new studies. The California 45th organization team includes two experienced researchers. Alexa Cole holds a Ph.D. in Political Science, briefly ran the survey research center at Chapman University, has taught at UCI, Chapman University, and Irvine Valley College and is currently a Professor of Political Science at CSU Northridge. Jeff Mahacek is a veteran corporate researcher having led user and design research programs at PETCO, Experian, Intel, and as a consultant for numerous smaller organizations and government agencies. We're looking for researchers coming from a diverse set of skill sets and backgrounds to help us out. Our meeting will start with a general session to talk about our goals and plans, and then we'll separate into breakout sessions on topics like public opinion polling, candidate finance/donor research, legislation, and district history. The purpose of this meeting is to move from "talking about it" to "doing it". Not in the California 45th Facebook group but want to help? Awesome! We have fantastic relationships with a lot of the other local grassroots organizations and would love to partner with you on great research and data transparency. We love and appreciate the passion of our 1300+ member base, but for this event we're looking to limit attendance to experienced researchers. Please email us at research@california45th.com if you would like to attend and let us know about your background and skill set. Qualified members will receive full event details.

Mar 12 Sunday 6-9pm, Fullerton: The Sixth Anniversary of the Syrian Revolution Commemorated with Showing of The White Helmets Hosted by SAC-LA @ CSUF, 800 N. State College Blvd.
Winner of the 2017 Academy Award for Best Short Foreign Documentary, the White Helmets is a heart-warming, gut-wrenching story of volunteer rescue workers who put their lives on the line to save civilians amidst the turmoil and violence ensued by the Assad regime in Syria. Borne out of the desperate need to rescue people stuck under rubble from bombardment over civilian residential areas, the White Helmet concept brought together regular civilians, untrained in the field of rescue and medicine, to save their the lives of their fellow citizens buried alive under the rubble and destruction. Join us for light refreshments, a candid conversation, and a powerful film.

Mar 12 Sunday 7-8:30pm, Orange: Community Meeting Hosted by OC Poverty Alleviation Coalition @ 2620 W Chapman Ave.
**NOTE: The meeting is on Sunday night instead of Saturday afternoon due to scheduling issues. Next week we will be back to our normal meeting time at 1pm Saturday.** Come to our community meeting at the Burger King on Chapman in Orange. We'll talk about our next steps to help the people in the riverbed and our county's growing homeless population.

Mar 13 Monday 10am-1pm, Irvine: Women's Voices 2017 @ Irvine Marriott, 18000 Von Karman Ave.
Your link to community, lasting friendships, and the opportunity to do the extraordinary. Women's Voices, the largest annual daytime gathering of Jewish women in Orange County, is the signature campaign event of Women's Philanthropy, supporting the Generations Fund of Jewish Federation & Family Services. Keynote Speaker: Marci Shimoff   Woman of the Year: Roz Vogelfanger. Coffee Reception: 10:00 a.m. Program begins promptly at 11:00 a.m. RSVP by March 6. Couvert: $75. Self-parking included. Kosher Supervision.   At Women's Voices, you will be asked to make a pledge of $154 or more to the 2017 Generations Fund of Jewish Federation & Family Services. You will receive your Pledge Commitment form at the luncheon. Pledges can be paid through December 31, 2017.   For further information, please contact: Eileen Garbutt at 949.435.3484 ext. 336 or email: Women@JFFS.org/ Tickets https://jewishorangecounty.org/get-involved/women/voices

Mar 13 Monday 5-6pm, Irvine: Dean Chemerinsky Discusses His Latest Book: Closing the Courthouse Door @ UC Irvine School of Law, Room EDU 1111
Professor Rick Hasen will interview Dean Chemerinsky about the book. Audience Q&A, book signing and reception will follow. The book is available for sale at Yale University Press. The event is co-sponsored by the UCI Center in Law, Society and Culture. This event is approved for 1 hour of Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit by the State Bar of California. UC Irvine School of Law is a State Bar-approved MCLE provider. To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact communications@law.uci.edu.

Mar 14 Tuesday 9am-noon, Santa Ana: OC Board of Supervisors Meeting #RiverbedRescue @ 333 W Santa Ana Blvd.
Orange County should be a community that treats our most vulnerable members with dignity and respect. We need to keep a continued presen ce at the OC Board of Supervisors meetings! Let's remind the board that we need more emergency shelters and permanent supportive housing for Orange County's growing homeless population. Please attend and voice your public comments Invite & SHARE this event! #RiverbedRescue #ThisHasToStop More information about what has been happening: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/county-744400-homeless-people.html http://voiceofoc.org/2017/02/orange-county-agrees-to-assist-homeless-individuals-in-vacating-the-santa-ana-riverbed/

Mar 14 Tuesday 3-5pm, Santa Ana: LGBT Issues in Immigration Law @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St.
Come join us for a training where we will discuss cultural competency for working with LGBT clients, LGBT immigrants in detention and forms of Immigration Relief available to LGBT immigrants. 2 CLE General Credits pending approval 2 Elimination of Bias Credit pending approval. Please join us in the effort to increase legal representation of LGBT immigrants in and out of detention. An RSVP is required to attend. Please visit the following link:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lgbt-issues-in-immigration-law-tickets-32000974777

Mar 14 Tuesday 5-7pm, Irvine: Irvine City Council Meeting @ 1 Civic Center Plz.
If you would like to see a 12,000 seat outdoor amphitheater ready for the summer 2017 concert series at the Great Park, please be sure to come to the March 14th City Council Meeting and voice your support. http://www.ocweekly.com/music/irvine-city-council-to-vote-on-the-construction-of-a-new-amphitheater-7949337 * Free Admission * Kid Friendly

Mar 14 Tuesday 5:30pm, Capistrano Beach: Progressives of South OC "Women in Power" @ Agostino's By the Sea, 34700 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste. 100
"Women in Power" will be the theme of the next meeting of the Progressives of South Orange County. A panel of current or former mayors of San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, and Laguna Beach will discuss priorities for their town and relate what efforts are being made to get nuclear waste moved away from this area. Dinner and Social Hour at 5:30 followed by the meeting at 7. RSVP necessary: socprogressives@gmail.com. Donations at the door. Visit the website www.socprogressives.com to learn more.

Mar 14 Tuesday 7-10pm, Irvine: Jill Stein @ Heritage Park, 14301 Yale Ave.
Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for President in 2012 and 2016, will visit us. Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1812660018985335/ This is part of an eight-day speaking tour of California that she will be making from March 8th to 15th

Mar 15 Wednesday 10am-5pm: The Ides of Trump Postcard Campaign
On March 15th, 2017 each of us will mail the White House a postcard that publicly expresses our vocal opposition to the new president. And we, in vast numbers, from all corners of the world, will overwhelm Washington with the President's unpopularity and our opinions of his agenda. We will show the man, the media, and the politicians how vast our numbers are and we will bury the White House post office in pink slips, all informing the President that he's fired! Visit Us: Web: www.idesoftrump.com Instagram: @theidesoftrump.official Twitter: @TheIdesofTrump

Mar 15 Wednesday 6pm, Santa Ana: Radically Alive Planet @ The LGBT Center of OC, 1605 N. Spurgeon St.
Special Guest is Andy Shrader, Director of Environmental Affairs, Water Policy and Sustainability for Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz, will speak on "RADICALLY ALIVE PLANET" - a thought-provoking talk about the challenges we are facing with our environment under the Trump administration, some local clubs/groups that interested folks can get involved with, and some action items that we can do today to help save our planet. We have moved to larger venue at the LGBT Center OC! Free admission. We would love it if you would like to bring a bottle of water, wine or 6-pack of beer to share. We will be providing some tasty little vegan snacks for you all.

Mar 15 Wednesday 9am-noon Anaheim: Citizenship fair Hosted by OC Communities Organized for Responsible Development @ North OC Community College District, 1830 W Romneya Dr.
Our biggest fair of 2017 will be on March 18th at North Orange County Community College District (NOCCCD). There we will help legal permanent residents to fill out the N-400 citizenship application, get legal advice, sign up for citizenship classes, and receive educational material to practice for the civics test. Don't wait any longer, become a U.S. Citizen today! Register here! > https://goo.gl/forms/KALiXj7erGbS2New1

Mar 16 Thursday 11:30am-1:30pm, Newport Beach: 2017 State of the County Luncheon @ The Pacific Club Newport Beach, 4110 MacArthur Blvd.
Homelessness, flight routes in and out of John Wayne Airport, development of 100 acres near the Great Park and law enforcement funding. Join Orange County Public Affairs Association for an update on these issues and more as Orange County Board Chair Michelle Steel keynotes the OCPAA's annual "State of the County" Luncheon at the Pacific Club. Find tickets at events.r20.constantcontact.com.

Mar 17 Friday noon-2:30pm, Mission Viejo: Lunch with League "The Status of our Health Care Program and ACA in Congress and CA-- Now and in the Future?" @ Casta Del Sol Golf Course, 27601 Casta Del Sol.
Speaker is Dr. Bill Honigman, ER MD, presenting on "The Status of our Health Care Program and ACA in Congress and CA-- Now and in the Future?" He is a practicing Emergency Medicine doctor in Anaheim, CA. Dr. Honigman graduated from Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science in 1981 and has been in practice for 36 years. This event is open to League members and the general public. All are welcome. Menu: Grilled Chicken Salad, Homemade Meatloaf, Grilled Veggie Sandwich on French roll or Albacore Tuna Salad Sandwich. Cost: $15 for lunch and speaker, $5 for speaker only. RSVP: Required with entree choice by Monday. March 13 to Barb Wood at 208-284-9167 or barbjsocal@gmail.com.

Mar 17 Friday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Courage for Racial Justice, Courage for Collective Liberation with Chris Crass, Hosted by Together We Will OC @ Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church, 2845 Mesa Verde Dr. E.
Chris Crass is the author of the new book Towards the "Other America": Anti-Racist Resources for White People Taking Action for Black Lives Matter. We must rise, with our vision, our values, our communities, our courage, for racial justice and collective liberation. With the Movement for Black Lives and the Indigenous Nations-led struggle at Standing Rock, the movement for racial justice continues to move us all forward. In this time of mass incarceration, mass deportation, anti-Muslim sentiment, profound economic inequality, and the election of Trump, all of our social justice movements are coming together to build powerful resistance to the death culture. There is a $5-10 suggested donation at the door to help cover venue rental.

Mar 18 Saturday 8:30am-3pm, Santa Ana: LGBTQ Youth Convening @ Spurgeon Intermediate School, 2701 W 5th St.
Here is the link to register for the Convening! It is going to be a great day and all are invited. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1hC24HTPZRXl-LyDvvCOYezyi6T2geQ-4wUQyEHPbWyI/viewform?edit_requested=true
This year we will also have a Welcoming schools workshop for teachers! This will be a brief version of the Welcoming Schools teacher training on LGBTQ advocacy and inclusion in schools will be held in conjunction with the LGBT Center OC's Youth Convening on March 18. Registration for the teacher training is independent of the convening but you may attend all convening activities in addition to the workshop. The teacher workshop will be facilitated by Sharon Chappell, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education, California State University. The link for the Welcoming Schools Workshop is here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/welcoming-schools-teacher-training-tickets-32103989898
Please register so we make sure to have enough lunch and t-shirts! If you have problems or questions regarding the event or registration, please feel free to contact Tony Ortuño at tony.ortuno@lgbtcenteroc.org

Mar 18 Saturday 9am-noon, Anaheim: Citizenship Fair @ North OC Community College District, 1830 W. Romenya Dr.
Our biggest fair of 2017 will include helping legal permanent residents to fill out the N-400 citizenship application, get legal advice, sign up for citizenship classes and receive educational material to practice for a civics test. Register at https://goo.gl/forms/KALiXj7erGbS2New1

Mar 18 Saturday 9:30am-1:30pm, Santa Ana: 32nd Annual Great American Write-In @ Delhi Center, 505 East Central Ave.
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, fifty 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 2500 individual mailings were sent out.
We would like to know as soon as possible - but no later than January 20 - whether or not your organization will have a table at the 2017 Write-In. This year, we will have an early-bird booth registration fee of $50, which will increase to $60 after January 31. Please 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. We can usually make some arrangement, but we do need to know if you are planning to attend.
Please contact Felicity Figueroa (949-733-0850 or felicitynf@aol.com) if you have any questions.

Mar 18 Saturday 10am, Fullerton: Community Town Hall: Creating the Future of Healthcare in CA @ Hilltop Banquet Center, 1400 Elks View Lane.
Learn about the Healthy CA Act, SB 562 and the next steps to guarantee healthcare for all California. Find out how we can save billions and guarantee healthcare to all. Visit HealthCA.org.

Mar 18 Saturday 10am-noon, Mission Viejo: Celebrate Women's History Month with the Democratic Party of OC and Betty Yee, CA State Controller @ Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, 26772 Avery Parkway
Yee is the highest ranking woman state constitutional officer including discussion, light morning fare, raffle and no-host bar. Tickets can be purchased from the DPOC website https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/2017womenshistorymonth#rl1.

Mar 18 Saturday 11am-1pm, Fullerton: Assemblymember Quirk-Silver's Annual St. Patrick's Day Event @ Bourbon St. Bar & Grill, 110 E. Commonwealth Ave.
Please join in for a (belated) St. Patrick's Day Brunch! Suggested donation: Host- $2500; Co-Host- $1000; Supporter- $500; Indivdual Ticket-$25. For more information, or to RSVP, contact Nicole Ward at Nicole.Ward.ca@gmail.com.

Mar 18 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Screening of "Hate.Com- Extremists on the Internet" by Americans United for Separation of Church & State @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
The film examines how hate groups are disseminating their violent messages and reaching new converts around the world via the Internet. Doors open at 1:15 pm for socializing and snacks. For more information visit the web site at www.au-oc.org, call 714-299-4551 or email mail@au-oc.org. The event is FREE and OPEN to the public. All are welcome to attend! Seating will be on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Mar 18 Saturday 3:30-5:30pm, Irvine: Kimberly Ellils Democratic Town Hall hosted by College Democrats at UCI @ UCI Student Center Doheny Beach A.
The progressive California Democratic Party State Central Committee members in Orange County and College Democrats at UCI are proud to host Kimberly Ellis, a candidate for chair of the state party, for a town hall with democratic state central committee members and activists. This event is open to all Democrats concerned about the future of our party wishing to hear from Ellis, especially those who will be attending the state convention in May, and there will be time for Q&A. We'll be joined by a representative from California Nurses United, we'll receive an update on AB 14 followed by signature collecting, and the attending state party central committee members will be identified by district for their constituents.

Mar 18 Saturday 6-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Celebrate Women's History Month with Emerge California & Tustin City Councilmember Letitia Clark @ El Mercardo Cuisine, 301 N. Spurgeon St.
Hear from Tustin City Councilmember and Emerge Alumna Letitia Clark and meet the many Democratic women leaders who will change the tone, tenor, and face of politics in California and beyond. Food, drinks, music and a great networking opportunity. Sponsor levels from $250 to $2500 and tickets from $25 to $100. Buy tickets here. Emerge California is the premier training program for Democratic women.

Mar 18 Saturday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: Seeds of Resistance 6th Anniversary Show @ 117 N. Sycamore St.
In honor of Womyn's International Month, Seeds of Resistance is celebrating & giving thanks for 6 years of art, love, service & transformation in our community. Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm. All ages are invited. Admission is $10 and $8 for students with ID. Opening prayer by Acjachemen/Chicana sister Michelle Castillo; Womyn Warrior Award is Donna Acevedo-Nelson. Seeds of Resistance is a spiritual ARTivist womyn of color collective. www.seedofresistance.net and http://instagram.com/seedsofresistance.

Mar 19 Sunday 11am, Anaheim: Young Survivors (not-so) Monthly Potluck and Family Union @ 1625 W Palais Rd, Palm Lane Park
Please join us this month as we get together to break bread, build bonds, and strengthen relationships in the Spirit of Unity, Love, and Devotion. As usual, we will be eating potluck-style, so bring what you can but be sure to come, because with family, there is always enough. We are so grateful to be part of ours, and new members are always Welcome.

Mar 19 Sunday 11:20am-2:30pm, Anaheim WELead OC Annual Kick-Off - Local Elections Matter @ 1855 S Harbor Blvd, Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort
March is Women's History Month. WELead OC is celebrating with its Annual Luncheon --- Local Elections Matter --- with KeyNote Speaker, 65th Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva and Special Guest California State Treasurer, John Chiang, Sunday, March 19th, 11:30AM-2:30PM. WELead OC will be honoring 4 Empowered Orange County Women - Ada Briceno, Secretary Treasurer, UNITE HERE! Local 11, Bonnie Castrey, Trustee, Huntington Beach Union High School, Farrah Khan, Executive Director, Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council and Tammi McIntyre, Managing Partner, McIntyre & Barcelona LLC. Join us! www.weleadoc.com

Mar 19 Sunday 1-9pm, Santa Ana: 7th Internat'l Women's Day Festival @ 4th street & French Plaza Calle Cuatro
Free family festival! Spinnin@1pm DJs Bien Buena & Bombonsito (Chulitas Vynil Club) ~*WORKSHOPS 2 & 3p.m. *El Uso Tradocional de Hierbas- Zoila *Watercoloring - Adriana *Hacer la Revolucion Femenista, Masculinista- Xalli y Hector *Towards Liberation from Oppression- America *Kids Art booth Yenny 2-6pm 4:00 CEREMONY by OMECIHUATL Womans' Circle *Spoken word & music by Iuri & Ras Lui. * Azul Quetzal (acoustic) * Sunny War * *Info tables, KPFK 90.7fm Insurgencia Femenina radio, Live art making by Franky Castle y Sofia Ramirez* Local Art Vendors...* Free Market! ~*MUSIC@: Son Jarocho Mujeres, APARATO Sin Quince!Finalbloodspit Dexentonados Siempre! Art and Crafts Vendors: *Maria Reyna- Arte por Vida *Audey Thunders Clothing *Omecihuatl Circle *Oli's Changarro *Chicana Apperal *Kalli Arte y Nectar Azul *Organic Transformations *Prismachi & Skinny Martinez *Manos Unidas Creando Arte! Info Tables: *OC Rock&Roll Camp for girls *Hermandad Mexicana (Original) *Radio Santa Ana *Copwatch Santa Ana *Insurgencia Femenina y ...Voces de Libertad (KPFK) More TBA...

Mar 19 Sunday 2-3:30pm, Mission Viejo: Friends of OC Detainees volunteer orientation @ Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23436 Madero, Ste 140
Did know on any given day more than 1000 immigrants are being held in detention facilities, right here in Orange County? We are a community of local volunteers that offer regular visits to immigration detainees, dedicated to restoring hope and humanity in Orange County   Our volunteer orientation covers an introduction to FOCD, a brief explanation of U.S. immigration detention, and step-by-step instruction to start visiting detainees today.   RSVP today at http://friendsofocdetainees.org/Events.html   http://www.facebook.com/friendsofocdetainees/ Friends of Orange County Detainees FOCD is a humanitarian volunteer visitation program in Orange County, CA. Our mission is to offer regular visits to immigration detainees, in an act of friendship to end isolation, and affirm each person's human dignity and worth.

Mar 19 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Upcoming general meeting highlights: Special guest DPOC Chair Fran Sdao. DPOC Vice Chair Farrah Khan Update from California Clean Money campaign field organizer regarding AB14. Community updates will include Irvine City Council, OC Young Dems, UCI College Dems, and more. DemsOfIrvine@gmail.com

Mar 19 Sunday 5pm, Orange: OC Interfaith Committee to Aid Farm Workers 52nd Annual Dinner/Fundraiser @ Teamsters Hall 952, 140 S. Marks Way
The event will benefit the United Farm Workers and Arturo Rodriguez, President of the UFW, will be the speaker. Social hour/silent auction at 5pm, dinner at 6, program at 7pm. Prepaid ticket donations are $25, $10 students, $30 at the door. Make your checks out to UFW and send them to Suzanne Darweesh, 2104 Hilltop Court, Fullerton, CA 92831. Email her at sdarweesh@aol.com for more information. Arturo is a great speaker! You won't want to miss this.

Mar 19 Sunday 5-7pm, Costa Mesa: Screening of Now Is The Time-Healthcare for Everybody @ OCUU Church, 2845 Mesa Verde Dr. East
Event is free and will include discussion with producers Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg, light pizza supper at 4pm for donation of $5. Questions about this event: Contact Eva Goodwin-Noriega at 949/642-8522.

Mar 19 Sunday 8-10pm, Fullerton: Free Discussion Society #3 - "Is American democracy thriving or under threat in 2017?" @ Max Bloom's Cafe Noir, 220 N Malden Ave.
Welcome to the end of apathy. We are here to take an active role in cultivating ideas and developing solutions, to harness the power of discussion and critical thinking. We are here to spread the most valuable commodities that we have, knowledge and information. The only way to end apathy is for our voices to be heard, welcome to the Free Discussion Society.   Free Discussion Society is a moderated discussion platform for the people. The format is very simple, every attendee that wants to speak will get an allotted time to do so, after that round the host will ask questions in response to opinions presented, and the last round there will be an open discussion with attendees being called on by the host. We hope to keep the discussion respectful, there will be zero tolerance for any personal attacks and disrespect.

Mar 20 Monday 7-9pm, Mission Viejo: Friends of OC Detainees Volunteer Debrief @ Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23436 Madero #140
Our bi-monthly debrief meetings are a wonderful opportunity for current volunteers to discuss thier visits, ask questions, share their experiences, and provide support to each other. We encourage all volunteer to attend and look forward to seeing you there.

Mar 21 Tuesday 5:30pm, Newport Beach: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club Meeting @ Newport Beach Civic Center, Community Room, 100 Civic Center Dr.
Networking begins at 5:30 and program at 6pm. Members are free; non-members admission is $15. Meeting topic & speakers: Hate Crimes/Incidents on the Rise . . . What can be done? Norma López, Commission Director, OC Human Relations; Deputy Chief Jeff Brouwer, Newport Beach Police Department; Undersheriff Don Barnes, Orange County Sheriff's Department; Sergeant Mike Abdeen, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. For more info, visit http://www.nbwdc.org/.

Mar 21 Tuesday 5:45pm, Santa Ana: Mayor Pro-Tem Michelle Martinez Honors OC Womens March Coalition for Women's History Month @ Santa Ana City Council Meeting, 22 Civic Center Plaza.
The "behind the scenes" Womens March staff and keynote speaker will represent the coalition on the dais: Carina Franck Pantone, Jolene Cruz, Judy Vega, Jennifer Muir, Katia Canales, Nichole Rodriguez, Suly Sanchez and Michelle Bartlett.

Mar 21 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Food Matters: Legislative 101 OC Food Access Coalition @ 1505 17th Street #100
Are you looking to get involved? Are you interested in learning how the legislative process works? Join us at our Legislative 101 event to learn how the bill process works, how to communicate with legislators and their staff, and sign up to join OCFAC staff and other community members on upcoming OC legislative visits. We have a suggested $10 donation (pay at the door) to cover material costs, but no one will be turned away for being unable to donate. Tickets by Eventbrite Bring a friend!

Mar 21 Tuesday, 6:30-9:pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats meeting @ Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way
Please RSVP - Limited Seating Canyon Democrats@gmail.com Action Night 6:30-7 PM Social Time 7-9 PM Meeting How to reset under a treacherous Trump Administration! Guest Speaker: Daniel Paez - Coordinator Indivisible Canyon Democrats OC Agenda Items: Indivisible Canyon Democrats OC - Learn how to be an activist at the grassroots level. Committee Meetings - Become active "tonight" by joining a committee: Community Outreach, Fundraiser, Voter Registration, Newsletter and more

Mar 21 Tuesday 7:30-10pm, Irvine: OC Cousin's Club: Working for Peace in the Trump Era @ 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Speakers are Jeff Warner, Dick Platkin and Yossi Khen. Jeff will talk about different points of view within the Jewish community. Dick will give a long-term analysis of the emergence of Israel as an apartheid State, and suggest a way to change that trajectory. Yossi will describe what is actually happening in Israel, how the Palestinian community is strengthening itself economically, and how Trump's influence is affecting the right-wing Israeli government. Don't miss this informative meeting!

Mar 23 Thursday 6pm, Huntington Beach: Demonstration In Support of ACA @ Main St. Pier on PCH across from Dana Rohrabacher's office
Join this Courage Campaign event to show support for ACA and send a message to Rohrabacher. Sign up for event (optional) at http://act.couragecampaign.org/event/CourageousResistanceCommunityMeetings/571

Mar 23 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Tustin: First Session of OC Interfaith Network Community Forum "The More You Know, the Less You Fear" @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1221 Wass St.
This session, 'Anti-Violent Ideology Recruitment in the United States' is the first of three and features Dr. Rushdi Cader M.D., F.A.C.E.P. He will discuss online recruitment by terrorist and hate groups and its implications for Orange County. To register, visit www.ocinterfaith.org. The other sessions are on April 20 and May 2. See below for information on those events and visit www.ocinterfaith.org, ocinweb@gmail.com, on Facebook Orange County Interfaith Network and Twitter @ocinterfaith.

Mar 24 Friday 3-5pm, Irvine: Mimi Walters: We Want Transparency, Not Closed Doors hosted by California 45th Indivisible Group @ District Office of Congresswoman Mimi Walters, 3333 Michelson Dr.
Rep. Mimi Walters voted to shield Trump's tax returns, thinks Sessions' perjury is a forgivable offense, was part of the closed door vote to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics, avoids public policy statements, has never cosponsored a single bill in Congress to support government transparency - and as we all know, she avoids talking to her constituents at all costs (unless it's for a closed door session that costs money to attend). Join us March 24th for a rally outside of Mimi's office to demand a change in her "closed door" platform and demand she listen, discuss, and act in the best interests of her constituents. Since she believes so strongly in closed doors, we encourage you to bring a note we can slide under hers.

Mar 24 Friday 7-9:30pm, Irvine: Screening of "Before the Flood" @ Community Room, Irvine Ranch Water District, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave. at Waterworks.@
Co-sponsored by Sierra Club, Angeles Chapter, Climate Change Committee occlimateaction.org/2017/before-the-flood

Mar 25 Saturday 10am-7pm, Anaheim: Become Ungovernable- Third Annual OC Anarchist Bookfair @ UUCA-Unitarian Universalist Church, 511 S. Harbor Blvd.
Whoever is in the White House, become ungovernable! Join us for the annual installment of the OC Anarchist Bookfair, a free grassroots event that's setting up in Anaheim for the first time. We will have workshops, panel discussions, musicians, poets and featured speakers throughout the day. Find your favorite book vendors, tabling organizations and zines in the parking lot. Confirmed featured speakers: Alexander Reid Ross, author of "Against the Fascist Creep" and Zoe Samudzi, Zimbabwean-American anarchist, feminist & writer. Childcare will be provided. Please consider donating to our organizing funds: Your donations will assist with the event venue, speaker's travel, logistical costs. Donate at https://www.gofundme.com/orange-countys-anarchist-bookfair

Mar 25 Saturday 11am-2pm, Huntington Beach: Counter Trump Protest @ Sea Legs on the Beach, approx. 1000 ft. south of Warner along the beach path.
If you're undocumented, use caution! We are NOT expecting any violence. For them, it's a family day. So hopefully there are no incidents.   We have intelligent signs showing we are people , citizens and residents w/entirely different views from theirs. The xenophobic white supremacy exhibited not only in Trump, but in cases of hate crimes in OC and around the country is something we will not concede to. We need to make racists afraid again. .   Their march (starting from Warner / Beach Bike path) to their destination is only 1000 ft. So short! They can run. But they can't hide. Their destination, Sea Legs on the Beach, is a wine bar/restaurant/compound. White supremacy, Islamaphobia, & racism should never enjoy a holiday. Let's chant over THEIR wall, and let them know, we have REAL concerns about supporting someone who is exhibiting the characteristics of a fascist. Let them know, they will not be uncontested in Southern California!!   Look for the large Banners. Come early as entering the Beach Parking lot may be slow moving. Parking is $15. Carpool! Or there are meters near Warner Ave. See FB for more: https://www.facebook.com/events/675676582612078/

Mar 25 Saturday 1-2:30pm, Mission Viejo: Aliso Canyon Blowout: How You Can Help! @ 26696 Lope De Vega Dr.
Patricia Bates, State Senate District 36 (South Orange County), has a critical role and important voice in passing California Senate Emergency Bill 57, which will keep the SoCalGas Aliso Canyon facility closed until an investigation into what caused the blowout has been completed. Food & Water Watch is hosting a get-together in the district to discuss the issue and SB57 and how we can take action to make a difference in people's lives. Facebook Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/263565484098739/?notif_t=plan_user_associated&notif_id=1489393178681854 and Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXZ9G26barg&feature=youtu.be

Mar 25 Saturday 1-4pm, Orange: The Beautiful Resistance Workshop "Resistance and Resilience in a Time of Hate: Showing up Like Hope" @ OH Yoga, 7444 E. Chapman, Unit C.
This experiential and participatory workshop will build community and support healing and resilience for activists and change makers. The workshop will combine bystander, de-escalation and anti-violence training needed for the resistance with skills to be resilience in the Beautiful Resistance. Training is based on Alternatives to Violence Project, Nonviolence Communications and Conflict Transformation processes. Please register on Eventbrite to confirm attendance. Admission is $10.

Mar 25 Saturday 2:30-5:30pm, Huntington Beach: IndivisibleOC48 All-Hands Meeting! @ Edison Community Center, 21377 Magnolia
We want to meet and hear from you! Please join us. Meet your friends and neighbors, hear about our new organization, sign up for teams that interest you, and let us know how you think IOC48 can be most effective in the months and years ahead! Plus, we'll have a great, informative presentation on ACA repeal, and how it affects all of us in the 48th! Can't wait to see you there!!!

[merged] Mar 25 Saturday 3-6pm, Huntington Beach: HB Counter-Rally 4 Migrants & Earth @ Bolsa Chica State Beach
[Merged into Counter Trump Protest

Mar 25 Saturday 6-9pm, Costa Mesa: Save Syrian Children Now Fundraiser @ Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 2850 Fairview Rd.
A remote Syrian refugee camp of 650 people in the Beq'aa Valley in Lebanon is in desperate need of heating fuel and other supplies. Help us send them heating fuel and warm clothes! Enjoy live Arabic music, live video with Solidarity through Humanity Founder, desserts, silent auction & bake sale. To donate before the event please make checks payable to Orange County Interfaith Network or 'OCIN' with Syrian Children Fundraiser in the memo line, & mail to Vicki Tamoush at 13217 Jamboree Rd, Suite 213, Tustin, CA 92782. Please include return address for receipt. At the event we will accept cash, check and credit cards and will provide all donors with a tax-deductible receipt. For info about Solidarity Through Humanity for this Refugee Camp, visit https://www.facebook.com/Solidaritythroughhumanity/

Mar 25 Saturday, 7-10pm, Santa Ana: Grrrls To The Front - HerStory Month Edition @ 305 E. 4th St. #200.
Rock "n" Roll Camp for Girls Orange County presents this month's event to create a safe space for female identified artists to share their talents, stories, and connect with other like-minded folks! Funds raised at this event will go towards our Girls Rock Camp Summer Program taking place this year in July! Please come out and support! - All Ages - No one will be turned away for lack of funds! Sliding Scale $0 -$10. Artists: Bonnie Blue, Hip Hop/Rap; Sweet Cutz, Neo Soul & Inspiration Music with Jill Scott Mix- New Era Gospel and more TBA. Interested in performing, email us at rocknrollcamp4girlsoc@gmail.com.

Mar 26 Sunday 12:30-3:30pm, Irvine: The Women's Journey Foundation Presents Making HERstory, Celebrating Women's Contributions of the Past and Today @ University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
In honor of Women's History Month and in alignment with the mission of the Women's Journey Foundation, our First Annual Luncheon will Recognize and Honor the Contributions of Women in History and Women of Today. Event will feature music and panel of historical women in costume designed to educate, entertain and engage attendees of all ages. Tickets at http://bit.ly/Making-HERstory. Info at 877/657-8464 and WomensJourneyFoundation.org.

Mar 26 Sunday 3-5pm, Irvine: Meet Your Muslim Neighbor @ Islamic Center of Irvine (ICOI), 2 Truman
Dear friends, Please join the Islamic Center of Irvine's Outreach committee. Bring your families as we sit down and share an afternoon together over light refreshments, God Willing. RSVP icoioutreach@icoi.net http://invite.mexu7nkpRDBE 949-396-1642

Mar 27 Monday 3-5pm, Orange: Climate Change: Implications and Adaptations @ Chapman University Beckman Hall, 1 University Dr.
Panel discussion will focus on global and local perspective on the implications of climate change and how communities are adapting to our changing world. The discussion will feature Dr. Jerry Schubel, president and CEO of Aquarium of the Pacific, and Dr. Katharine Mach, formerly of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and it will be moderated by Head of Life and Environmental Sciences Faculty at Chapman University, Prof. Jason Keller, Ph.D. All are welcome to attend this informative event.

Mar 27 Monday 6:30-9pm, Orange: OC Democratic Central Committee Meeting with special guest Eric Bauman @ Democratic Party of Orange County, 1916 W Chapman Ave. Ste B
The Democratic Party of OC Central Committee Meeting will be held back at the UA Local 582 Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Hall with special guest, CDP Southern Vice Chair, LACDP Chair and Candidate for CDP Chair, Eric C. Bauman!

Mar 28 Tuesday 9-11am, Santa Ana: OC Board of Supervisors Meeting #RiverbedRescue @ 333 W Santa Ana Blvd
We need to keep a continued presence at the OC Board of Supervisors meetings! Orange County should be a community that treats our most vulnerable members with dignity and respect. Let's remind the board that we need more emergency shelters and permanent supportive housing for Orange County's growing homeless population. Please attend and voice your public comments. Invite & SHARE this event! #RiverbedRescue #ThisHasToStop

Mar 28 Tuesday 10-noon, Irvine: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justic community gathering @ University United Methodist Church, 18422 Culver Dr.
Join our March OC Clergy & Community Gathering for a time of conversation about the economic justice issues that our communities are facing. With the power of faith, hope, and solidarity we can bring transformation. As a distinguished faith leader, please join us in our efforts to break down barriers and expand economic opportunity for all.   Please RSVP to iarellano@cluejustice.org. (949) 786-8354 Light refreshments will be provided.

Mar 28 Tuesday 6-9pm, Tustin: Foro de Inmigración/ Immigration Forum @ 1301 Sycamore Ave., St. Cecilia Catholic Church
St. Cecilia parish invites you to join us as we gather in solidarity with our immigrant brothers & sisters at our upcoming bilingual Immigration Forum. Representatives from Catholic Charities, UCI Law Clinic and other reputable immigration law attorneys will help educate and spread awareness on various topics relevant to the current immigration climate. Please join us as we live out Christ's call to welcome & accompany the stranger.

Mar 29 Wednesday 6pm, Irvine: PDA OC Chapter General Meeting @ home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River.
Dr Bill Honigman c: 949-246-6283, @DrBillH Progressive Democrats of America (PDAmerica) www.pdamerica.org, @pdamerica

Mar 29 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club meeting @ Costa Mesa Senior Center, 695 W 19th St.
Campaigns end. Revolutions endure. The next step for Bernie Sanders' movement is Our Revolution, which will fight to transform America and advance the progressive agenda that we believe in. That means getting involved in local politics! Come join the club!

Mar 30 Thurday 6pm, Santa Ana: OC May Day Coalition meeting @ The Center OC, 1605 North Spurgeon St.
http://ocmdc.org

Mar 30 Thursday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Social Justice Happy Hour @ The Copper Door, 225 N. Broadway.
Please join Western State Immigration Clinic, Orange County community members, organizers, advocates, social workers, lawyers and anyone else working within the social justice movement for a Social Justice Happy Hour. Great event to make friends, talk shop, and build a network! No RSVP required. There are no hosts or co-sponsors. Please spread the word to your respective organizations, schools, friends, anyone else interested in joining us!

Mar 31 Friday 5-7:30pm, Anaheim: Transgender Day of Visibility hosted by the LGBT Center OC @ Anaheim Public Library, 500 W. Broadway
This event welcomes all ages and people -- including but not limited to youth, students, families, community members, teachers, counselors, school administrators, local organizers and activists -- to observe Transgender Day of Visibility. We invite Jessica Herthel to read from her celebrated book, I Am Jazz, a children's picture book illustrating the everyday life of Jazz Jennings, a transgender girl. Following the reading, guests are invited to participate to share their creativity, poetry, spoken word, and musical performances at the Open Mic session. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

Mar 31 Friday 6-9pm, Orange: Farm Dinner with Urban Farmer Will Allen and Chef Greg Daniels @ Chapman Avenue & Glassell Street Old Towne, Orange Historic District
Exclusive private farm to table dinner on the grounds of a beautifully restored historic residence in the heart of Old Towne Orange on Friday March 31st at 6pm. Guest speaker Will Allen, urban farmer, author, healthy food advocate, and founder of the nonprofit Growing Power, based in Milwaukee, will share his passion and knowledge with guests on creating community through urban food systems. The meal will be prepared by one of Orange County's premier chef's: Executive Chef Greg Daniels, owner of Haven Gastropub and Provisions Market. Food sourced locally from farmers that participate in the Orange Home Grown Farmers & Artisans Market, and the OHG Education Farm. This will be a once in a life time opportunity as the seats are limited to 50 guests. This in an event to meet both Mr. Allen and Executive Chef Greg Daniels personally and connect one-on-one. This event is a fundraising opportunity to support the grass-roots efforts of Orange Home Grown (OHG). OHG provides a weekly community based farmer's market, a community based education farm for hands-on learning, the Orange Seed Lending Library in partnership with the Orange Public Library Foundation, annual OHG Scholarship Program, and coming soon, the OHG Youth Food Literacy Program Sponsored by the Picerne Family Foundation. General admission is $200 per guest. There are also $1,500 sponsorship opportunities that include 2 seats at the table, an autographed book by Mr. Allen, a professional photograph taken with Mr. Allen during the event, a seat next to Mr. Allen at the dinner, and your name/business name on a plaque at the farm.

Mar 31 Friday 7pm, Irvine: Join ACLU People Power OC in Support of the Muslim Community in OC @ Islamic Center of Irvine, 2 Truman
Let's take an action,out of love, to oppose the hateful actions of the regime, i.e. Muslim Ban 2.0. I'd like to see how many folks would join me in a demonstration of support for our Muslim brothers and sisters by demonstrating in support of them on a Friday nite, their sabbath, @ the Islamic Center of Irvine. Let's let them know we love , care for them and stand in solidarity.In addition to signs, as it is spring, may I suggest all who can pick some flowers from your garden, or stop at the market and pick some up. We can leave them on their doorstep to help brighten their day and demonstrate what America stands for.


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Apr 1/2 Saturday 9am/Sunday 5pm, Orange: 2nd Annual Education and Ethics Studies Summit @ Chapman University, 1 University Dr.
The Summit is a space where scholar-activists, community organizers, students, local educators, parents and others convene to dialogue on the Ethnic Studies movement, with the goals of institutionalizing Ethnic Studies at Chapman and in local school districts. This year's theme is Activist Women of Color, and will include speakers from local and international communities. Day 1: dialogue circles and organizing strategies. Day 2: focus on nurturing Ethnic Studies in classrooms and education projects. Day 2 is professional development for future and current K-12 teachers, parents, students, and community members. The Summit is funded by the College of Educational Studies and supported by: California Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education, Paulo Freire Democratic Project, Los Amigos, and the Ethnic Studies Now Coalition. Registration link below: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf8Ug9lo232lMlZITQBmquLAt6yA42CH6Y9kYWjFda5dmy3nQ/viewform

Apr 1 Saturday noon, Costa Mesa: Single Payer House Party @ 161 Broadway.
While Republicans threaten to cruelly rob 24 million people of lifesaving health care, Courage Campaign is working to pass a bill to guarantee health care for all Californians. The Healthy California Act would curb rising health care costs, and, most importantly, save lives. This legislation is moving quickly and we need to come together to educate our fellow Californians about this bill and let our elected officials know that we want single-payer now. RSVP at http://act.couragecampaign.org/event/SinglePayerHouseParties/616

Apr 1 Saturday noon-2pm, Anaheim: AFSCME Local 2076 Rally For Fairness And Respect @ 1240 S. State College Blvd.
LOCAL 2076 members, family and friends Join us for a rally to demand a Fair contract, wages and Respect from the County of Orange

Apr 1 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Irvine: Moms Demand Action OC Membership Meeting @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Please join us to discuss and plan future actions to promote gun sense. RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/MomsDemandActionCA/

Apr 1 Saturday 3-7pm, Santa Ana: SchoolsNotPrisons Tour @ Delhi Center, 505 E. Central Ave.
The Schools Not Prisons Tour is a free concert calling for an end to overspending on prisons and calling for a new vision of community safety centered on education, health and investing in youth. The tour integrates arts exhibitions and musical performances from Aloe Blacc, Maya Jupiter, Buyepongo, Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles and local artists into local community-driven campaigns. Our dollars. Our voice. Our vote!Enjoy performances by Aloe Blacc, Maya Jupiter, Buyepongo, Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles, Weapons of Mass Creation, Wildhorse youth drumming group, Santa Ana H.S. Jazz Band, DJ Yellow Black Bird, and many Special Guests. Admission is free.

Apr 2 Sunday noon-12:30pm, Huntington Beach: OC Peace Coalition meeting @ PCH & Main, HB Pier
Anyone interested in educating, organizing and changing US foreign policies promoting illegal invasions and occupations, as well as stopping the militarization of the U.S. (High School Military Recruitment, the brutal treatment of undocumented workers, and the criminalization of youth, especially those of color). We do not support any specific party but do support anyone who is working for Peace and Justice. Bring your ideas and enthusiasm! Ocpeace.org

Apr 2 Sunday 1:45-3pm, Garden Grove: CAIR - Action Trumps Fear @ Islamic Society of OC, 1 Al-Rahman Plaza
Join us at the Islamic Society of Orange County for a special program featuring CAIR-LA Advocacy Manager, Masih Fouladi and CAIR-SFBA Executive Director, Zahra Billoo.   Learn to make an impact on your local community, city council and state representative through advocacy efforts to protect immigrant communities and counter the Muslim ban registry.   In addition, we will be discussing CAIR-CA's upcoming Muslim Day at the Captiol (MDAC) event. CAIR California's Sixth Annual Muslim Day at the Capitol is taking place on Monday, April 24th. MDAC is the state's largest Muslim civic engagement event of the year. At a time when the current administration is enacting discriminatory policies that infringe on the rights of those who are most vulnerable, the American Muslim community is determined to defend its civil liberties at MDAC 2017: ACTION TRUMPS FEAR.At MDAC 2017, community members will be advocating in support of 4 bills: SB 31, SB 54, AB 158, and AB 1318.   • Senate Bill 31, the California Religious Freedom Act, would prohibit California state and local governments from initiating, participating in, or assisting with any program to create a religious list, registry, or database, or using information about people's national origin or ethnicity to achieve the same basic purpose.   • Senate Bill 54, the California Values Act, would protect the safety and well-being of all Californians by ensuring that state and local resources are not used to fuel mass deportations and that public schools, state health facilities, and courthouses remain safe and accessible to all California residents, regardless of their immigration status.   • Assembly Bill 158, the Hate Crime Reporting Guidelines Act, would establish uniform hate crime reporting standards for law enforcement agencies statewide.   • Assembly Bill 1318, the Safe Place to Learn Act, would require reporting of all incidents of discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying, and require all certified employees serving students to receiving training to address intergroup conflict and promote positive intergroup relations.   Join us for a full day of leadership trainings, advocacy, and empowerment. Students, families, and community members from throughout the state are encouraged to attend. Register online at CAIRCapitolDay.com by April 15th and visit us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/events/124430017998843.

Apr 2 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party Meeting @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Dr. Bill Honigman will speak about the need for universal, single-payer healthcare, and healthcare as a human right.   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/

Apr 2 Sunday 4:30-6:30pm, Irvine: Together We Will OC @ IRWD Duck Club
Laura Kanter with the LGBT Center OC will be speaking about LGBT issues and how our group can support our community. Linda May will be updating us on her program to train people for voter registration and neighborhood canvassing. We'll also give updates on how TWW OC is involved in prepping for the 2018 races in everything from School Board to Congressional seats. We will also update on how TWW OC is working to facilitate communication and collaboration with other progressive organizations in OC as well as with TWW groups throughout Southern California. We are printing more of our postcards from the Great American Write In since they were a HUGE hit and we want to be sure our members are able to send them as well. We will have raffle prizes again also! We hope to see you there!

Apr 3 Monday 4pm, Anaheim: The People's Homeless Task Force @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S Harbor Blvd.
Public comment prep for the Anaheim City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 4.

Apr 3 Monday 6pm, Huntington Beach: Resist HB going to city council @ 2000 Main St.
This week Resist HB will ask the city council: why Rohrabacher is using the HB police as a shield. Rohrabacher has threatened protestors with arrest.

Apr 3 Monday 6-7:30pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees Orientation @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy.
Would you like to help immigrants in your local community? Did you know over 1000 immigrants are held in Orange County Detention Facilities every day? Detainees can languish for months, sometimes years, away from family and friends, with no visitors, and with limited access to community and legal support. Our volunteer orientation covers an introduction to FOCD, a brief explanation of U.S. immigration detention, and step-by-step instruction to start visiting detainees today. Join our community of local volunteers, dedicated to restoring hope and humanity to the lives of immigration detainees in Orange County.

Apr 4 Tuesday 1-2:30pm, Huntington Beach: Save Our Beaches - Tuesdays With Dana Week 12 by Indivisible OC 48 @ corner of Orange and Main in Huntington Beach
Theme: There is no Plan(et) B! THE ENVIRONMENT MATTERS   Messages: 1- Denying the existence of Climate Change threatens our homes and our way of life! http://www.cbsnews.com/news/house-committee-climate-change-hearing-name-calling/   http://www.ocregister.com/articles/beaches-747708-scientists-sand.html   2- Request Town Hall Meeting with Dana to hear his constituents' concerns   Action Items: What to Wear / What to Bring   1- We're in Red, White and Blue!   2- Signs: Focus on our 2 messages (Town Hall and the importance of the EPA and acknowledging climate change!) Meet at the 7/11 @ on the corner of Orange and Main Street We will then march down to the public sidewalk in front of Dana's office at 1:15 PM.   As always, this will be a peaceful, respectful gathering of concerned citizens from CA 48th Congressional District

Apr 4 Tuesday 2-5pm, Anaheim: ACLU Meeting with Anaheim Police Department @ Anaheim Police Department, 425 South Harbor Boulevard
Register here for location: https://go.peoplepower.org/event/action/4107   The sanctuary city is largely misunderstood by those on the right. Having undocumented immigrants hiding from criminal law enforcement or afraid to call in a crime is not good for anybody. The purpose of the sanctuary city is to separate local PD from immigration forces so everyone can do their jobs properly. In other words....everyone wants the felons dealt with first and foremost. The ACLU has suggested we ask and discuss with our local police departments what they think and suggest.

Apr 4 Tuesday 4-10 pm, Anaheim: The People's Homeless Task Force @ 200 S Anaheim Blvd.
Bi-Monthly Meeting Hosted by UUCA Economic Justice Ministry

Apr 4 Tuesday 5-8pm, Santa Ana: Invest In Youth Rally and Press Conference @ 22 Civic Center Plz, Santa Ana City Council Chambers
Join us this Tuesday at the Santa Ana City Council as we address how the city disproportionately spends more on incarcerating youth than in healthy youth programs. #InvestInYouth Hosted by Resilience OC

Apr 4 Tuesday 6-8pm, Irvine: Irvine City Council Meeting @ City of Irvine City Hall, 1 Civic Center Plz
Please come and show support as community members against City Council's negligent behavior towards the residents and businesses. The City Council was elected to serve the people before serving the developers, SCE and special interests. They should know the community is watching them.

Apr 4 Tuesday 6-9pm, Garden Grove: Screening "Open Bethlehem" @ Crystal Cathedral, 13280 Chapman Ave.
Open Bethlehem spans seven momentous years in the life of Bethlehem, revealing a city of astonishing beauty and political strife under occupation. Drawn from 700 hours of original footage and rare archive material, Open Bethlehem follows the story of director Leila Sansour as she returns to her hometown as it is soon to be encircled by The Wall. Chronicling Sansour's campaign to stop occupying Israeli forces encircling Bethlehem, this fierce and poignant story maps a determined and ongoing effort to unite Christians, Muslims and Jews in the desire for free access to the Holy City. Please join us for a Q&A after the film with the Director, Leila Sansour, to find out more about why she made the film, and the challenges along the way. For info call 714-971-2141.

Apr 4 Tuesday 6:30-8pm, Irvine: Preliminary Findings from an Interview-based Study of Immigrants in Detention - Hosted by UC Irvine Detention Research Project @ Irvine United Congregational Church (Plumer Hall), 4915 Alton Parkway
Learn about what immigrants experience during the immigrant detention process. Based on research conducted by the UC Irvine Detention Research Project, whose ongoing study focuses on immigration detainees held in two of the facilities that FOCD visit. The study includes participants from across Latin American and African countries. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided. friendsofocdetainees.org/flyer.pdf

Apr 4 Tuesday 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: OC for Climate Action meeting @ 1151 Dove St, Suite 210.
This meeting will focus on event planning (and tabling opportunities) for April Earth Month including April 29 Crises in the Ocean and People's Climate March. We will aslo continue planning and discussion regardling local city climate actions plans, especially for Irvine.   We could really use help from everyone available to attend to maximize what we can accomplish in April. Please attend if you can.
OCCA emphasizes the need to transition to renewable energy, other 'greening' of the environment and plant-based eating.   As our team grows, we can do more. Come join us -- we love both the first-timers and the long-term committed.

Apr 4 Tuesday 7pm, Laguna Woods Village: Concerned Citizens of LWV Monthly Meeting with Professor Richard Matthew and "Disasters, Poverty and War: Challenges and Solutions" @ Clubhouse 7
Prof. Matthew will illustrate how climate change produces poverty and conflict. He is Professor of Planning, Policy and Design at UCI. Gather and greet starts at 6:30pm. Website lagunawoodsvillage.com and on Facebook as Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods Village.

Apr 4 Tuesday 7:30-9:30pm, Santa Ana: Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984): National Event Day Screening @ The Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St
Bi-Monthly On Tuesday, April 4 - the date on which George Orwell's classic character Winston Smith begins writing his journal in Orwell's landmark 1949 novel - The Frida Cinema joins 90 cinemas across the country, in a National Event Day screening director Michael Radford's Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984).Our shared aim is to voice our collective protest of many of our current administration's policies and practices - and most specifically as art house cinemas, their alleged proposed cuts on cultural programs, including the entire elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts.A joint statement by this family of cinemas reads as follows: “Orwell's novel begins with the sentence, ‘It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.’ Less than one month into the new presidential administration, theater owners collectively believe the clock is already striking thirteen. Orwell's portrait of a government that manufactures their own facts, demands total obedience, and demonizes foreign enemies, has never been timelier. The endeavor encourages theaters to take a stand for our most basic values: freedom of speech, respect for our fellow human beings, and the simple truth that there are no such things as ‘alternative facts.’ By doing what we do best - showing a movie - the goal is that cinemas can initiate a much-needed community conversation at a time when the existence of facts, and basic human rights are under attack. Through nationwide participation and strength in numbers, these screenings are intended to galvanize people at the crossroads of cinema and community, and bring us together to foster communication and resistance against current efforts to undermine the most basic tenets of our society.” Starring the great John Hurt - an accomplished actor who we lost just last month - 1984 is a dystopian tale which centers around Winston Smith, a man enduring a squalid existence in the totalitarian superstate of Oceania under the constant surveillance of the Thought Police. The story takes place in London, the capital city of the territory of Airstrip One (formerly “either England or Britain”). Winston works in the Records Department in the Ministry of Truth; his job is to rewrite and distort history. As a way to rebel and escape Big Brother's tyranny, at least in his own mind, he begins a diary -an act punishable by death. After he begins an illicit affair with Julia, a bold subversive fellow Member of the Outer Party (middle class), Winston soon finds himself on a dangerous path filled with shocking revelations about the Inner Party (the Fascist controlling party, architects of the infamous surveillance system Big Brother), such as their mass implementation of a strategy called “doublethink” — the practice of holding two contradictory thoughts in the mind simultaneously (alternative facts…).Every cinema participating in this event has commited to donating a portion of their proceeds to a local charity or organization. The Frida Cinema will be donating 10% of every ticket sold to Santa Ana's Public Law Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit which provides free legal services to low income residents and other nonprofits in Orange County. In 2014, Public Law Center staff and volunteers provided over 67,000 hours of free legal services - including to The Frida Cinema - in handling over 4,600 cases, and benefitted more than 8,000 low-income children, adults and seniors in Orange County. The value of this work is $22 million in that year alone. Their work includes counseling, individual representation, community education and strategic policy advocacy and impact litigation to challenge societal injustices. Learn more at http://www.publiclawcenter.org/Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52wis_sLT1IAdvance tickets now available. Tickets to this and all Frida Cinema screenings and events can be purchased at box office or online at https://boxoffice.printtixusa.com/fridacinema/movies.Read the official IndieWire announcement at http://www.indiewire.com/2017/02/independent-movie-theatres-1984-screening-donald-trump-1201784459/.

Apr 5 Wednesday 1-4pm, Anaheim: Riverbed Clean-up #RiverbedRescue by OC Poverty Alleviation Coalition @ ARCTIC, 2626 E Katella Ave.
We need that area cleaned up.We need volunteers to help maintain the environment and protect the rights of involuntarily homeless people at the Santa Ana River.Trash bags will be provided. Bring gloves.We will be starting at ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center) at 1PM.Contact Pastor Donald at (714) 213-9879

Apr 5 Wednesday 5-6:30pm, Irvine: College Democrats at UCI @ UCI, Moss Cove B
Welcome back UCI Democrats!   Come join us for our first meeting of spring quarter as we discuss the recent healthcare debate, prepare for this quarter, and hear a special announcement from the board. We will also have a mini debate prep, as well as hear from guest speaker, Kia Hamadanchy, who is running for Congress in 2018 against Mimi Walters. Pizza will be provided!

Apr 5 Wednesday 6-8pm, Costa Mesa: Plant Powered OC Workshop: Spring Veggie Garden Public by SoCal Vegfest @ 2905 Red Hill Ave.
Spring is in the air, and if you are looking to eat more veggies this year, there is no better way to get your organic veggies than from your own backyard! Whether you have a small patio or a large backyard, come hear Mike Saraylian (owner of Harvest to Home) to give us all advice about how to create our own backyard veggie garden, whether you've got a green thumb or not! He will tell you HOW to do this 100% on your own, or if you would like, will describe the services his company provides to assist you with all your backyard planting and maintenance needs.

Apr 5 Wednesday 6-9pm, Orange: Screening of "From Slave to Criminal With One Amendment" @ Chapman University Fowler School of Law, Room 237A/B.
Hosted by Thurgood Marshall Bar Assoc. Diversity and Social Justice Forum & Black Student Law Student Law Association Refreshments will be served.

Apr 5 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC Regular Meeting @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 S. Coast Dr., Metropointe Ctr.
Jan Meslin, Director, Social Change Development at CIVIC. Topic: Immigrant Detention and Actions to Prevent Abuse Jan is a founder of Friends of Orange County Detainees, And now with CIVIC, where she is focused on helping communities across the United States start similar immigration detention visitation programs. Madeleine Spencer, Project Homelessness Coalition. Topic: Homelessness in OC - History, Current Conditions and Solutions.   Madeleine is a leader in advocating for protections for the homeless and for implementing solutions. Madeleine has asked us to bring items for Isaiah House/Catholic Worker in Santa Ana. See the list below for suggested items and learn more about Isaiah House at http://www.occatholicworker.org/   Effective Resistance Strategies: Group Discussion; Direct Action Opportunities: Updates from Local Groups; Special Events Announcements. Please bring items for our special collection for the homeless served at Catholic Worker/Isaiah House in Santa Ana: Gift cards (Target, Costco, Smart & Final), OCTA 1-day bus passes, ham, sugar, coffee, batteries, blankets, backpacks, flashlights, men's socks, toilet paper, ground beef, pain reliever, sleeping bags, tarps, gallon freezer bags, women's body wash, deodorant, razors, socks, men's boxers, women's bras. Social hour starts at 6:30pm, meeting at 7pm. Please rsvp to sckopicki@gmail.com so we can plan for adequate space!

Apr 6 Thursday 5-7pm, Santa Ana: Tacos & Tapas Reception to Benefit Voice of OC @ Home of Carina Franck & Jim Pantone, 1010 N. Lowell
Support independent, non-profit journalism & join our community for tacos and tapas to benefit OC's award winning Voice of OC. Meet nationally acclaimed journalist & Voice of OC Publisher Norberto Santana, Jr. Co-Hosts: $100; $20 Suggested Minimum Donation; free by signing up at event with minimum $10 a month contribution. RSVP or sign up as a co-host Carina at (714) 675-3653 or carina@thefranckfirm.com. In 2010, as newsrooms in Orange County and across the country were slashing budgets and staff in the face of the Great Recession, a small band of journalists launched Voice of OC with the goal of restoring accountability and investigative reporting necessary for a functioning democracy. Voice of OC has made a big difference by increasing transparency and covering the stories that the dailies and broadcast media overlook.

Apr 6 Thurday 6pm, Santa Ana: OC May Day Coalition meeting @ The Center OC, 1605 North Spurgeon St.
http://ocmdc.org

Apr 6 Thursday 6:45-9pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West Orange County general meeting: Resisting and Rebuilding @ 17250 Los Jardines West.
What does it mean to be an OC Democrat? How can you get involved? The DCWOC invites you to join Democratic Party of OC Chair Fran Sdao and Vice-Chair Diana Lee Carey as they explore the ins-and-outs of local participation and opportunities to reshape our American future. Non-members welcome. Refreshments provided. The DCWOC includes Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Seal Beach, Stanton, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach (including Sunset Beach), and Midway City. For info call Phil at 310-871-2083. See more details at https://www.facebook.com/events/422606568089178/

Apr 6 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC with Norberto Santana Jr, Voice of OC @ Fullerton Community Center, 340 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Norberto Santana Jr., is an award-winning investigative reporter with 20 years of experience at major daily newspapers. He will present an update on County politics and important issues such has homelessness, immigration, and law enforcement. He will also discuss the role of civic involvement and the Voice of OC's effort to bring people closer to their government by teaching them how to engage effectively with elected officials and staff to impact public policy.

Apr 6 Thursday 7-9:30pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace and Justice Coalition: "How To Let Go of The World" @ Saint Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave.
Free screening of "How To Let Go of The World And Love All The Things Climate Can't Change" film by Josh Fox. More info at: (562) 698-9741 frbill@stmatthiaswhittier.org   http://www.whittierpeace.org/index.htm#MovieNight

Apr 7 Friday 4:30-5:30pm, Irvine: Defiance After All These Years - Continuing Discrimination on the Basis of Race and Poverty in the Courts, the Judge Stephen Reinhardt and Ramona Ripston Lecture on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Presented by Stephen B. Bright @ UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business Auditorium, 4293 Pereira Dr #5300.
Stephen Bright teaches at the Yale and Georgetown law schools. He served as director of the Southern Center for Human Rights from 1982 to 2005, and as its president and senior counsel from 2006 to 2016. RSVP here. For more information or to request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact events@law.uci.edu

Apr 7 Friday 6-7pm, Huntington Beach: Voter Registration Training @ Sea-Aira Mobile Estate, 6241 Warner Ave.
The training will be during the final section of the First Friday Postcard and Potluck event. You are welcome to come early (4:30 pm on) to join in the potluck and postcard writing, hosted by Carrie Jo Chase. Orders will be taken for our Voter Registration kits, and we will register everyone who wants to find a partner for Voter Registration. If you wish to order a kit, you can bring $25.00 cash or check made out to All We Print or order with a credit card on the Online store. When you drive into Sea-AirA Estates, turn to the right and the clubhouse is obvious by the parking spaces out front. There is additonal parking at Harvey's Steak House.

Apr 8 Saturday 6:45am, Fountain Valley: Concern America's 20th Annual Walk Out of Poverty @ Mile Square Park, Starts at Holy Spirit Church, 17270 Ward St.
The event supports health, clean water and education in Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico and Mozambique. To register, visit https://www.crowdrise.com/concernwalk2017. Early Bird registration (EXTENDED TO MARCH 20, 2017) is $25 (all Early Birds receive a guaranteed t-shirt). Registration after March 20, including day-of registration is $35. Children 5 and under always walk for free, but must still register! As a team or individual, choose an amount to fundraise! Any amount counts: $100 provides a person with clean water for 25 years; $1000 enables full medical training for a village health care provider. Fundraise: Outreach to family members, coworkers, schoolmates, and more to give through your online page or by checks and cash (which can be turned in the morning of the walk or mailed to Concern America). We encourage every walker to raise at least $100. Arrive at 6:45 am at Holy Spirit Church in Fountain Valley. Check in, get a snack, and pick up your t-shirt! We begin the five-mile walk at 7:30 am.

Apr 8 Saturday 9am-4pm, Whittier: Whittier Latino Coalition - How to Run for Office Training @ South Whittier Community Resource Center, 10750 Laurel Ave.
Topics covered by speakers will be Getting Started, Developing a Strategic Plan, Recruiting Volunteers, Fundraising, FPPC Rules. Registration required https://goo.gl/gVGiua. Lunch & materials provided. Recommended $5-10 donation. No one will be turned away. For more info contact whittierlatinocoalition@gmail.com.

Apr 8 Saturday 10am-3pm, Fullerton: Volunteers Needed for Indivisible CA D-39 Booth at Faces of Fullerton @ 301 N. Pomona Ave.
Indivisible CA D-39 will be having a booth at this family-friendly event, and we need volunteers to staff our table. Please email action@indivisibleca-d39.org to sign up. "The vision of this event is to bring together every aspect of Fullerton's community resources to honor, celebrate, share and recognize the richness that makes Fullerton a great place to live and work. Your participation will help to exhibit the diversity that exists in our city; a diversity that makes Fullerton so great." More information about Faces of Fullerton can be found at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/faces-of-fullerton-2017-tickets-31035610346.

Apr 8 Saturday noon, Santa Ana: Socialist Party USA OC monthly meeting @ Memorial Park, 2102 S Flower St.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1194223577341596/

Apr 8 Saturday 1:30-3:30pm, Anaheim: Town Hall Meeting on Police Oversight @ 511 S. Harbor Blvd.
Speakers will share their insight and legal expertise to move the agenda in Anaheim toward real community oversight of police.
Event is free and open to the general public, but a freewill donation will be requested to help pay for cost of facility use. Arrive early for best seating; doors open at 1pm. This event is endorsed: UUCA Social Justice Committee, Anaheim Community Coalition.   Visit www.uuanaheim.org/

Apr 8 Saturday 2-4pm, Garden Grove: Community Healthcare Briefing by Healthy California @ Garden Grove Community Center, 11300 Stanford Ave.
Creating the Future of Healthcare in California! Learn about the Healthy California Act, S.B. 562, (Lara and Atkins) and the next steps to guarantee healthcare for all Californians. Join us and help build the movement to guarantee healthcare as a human right for ALL in the Golden State.

Apr 10 Monday 6-8pm, Irvine: The Sounds of Change: An Introduction to PSA at UCI @ U.C. Irvine Student Center, Newport Beach B.
Anteaters for Bernie Sanders host first general meeting as an officially recognized campus organization. Agenda includes board introduction, review of constitution, Sounds of Change Workshop, announcements.

Apr 10 Monday 6:45-8pm, Costa Mesa: Imagine Action OC full member meeting @ The Treehouse' at The Camp, 2937 Bristol St.
Join us for our monthly meeting and find out what's all happening at ImagineActionOC. Be prepared to get involved and plan the next actions.

Apr 11 Tuesday 6-7pm, Orange: Resist War: Protest Bombing of Syria Followed by Discussion @ The Orange Circle at the intersection of Glassell St and Chapman Ave.
Discussion/Dinner Time: 7:05PM-??? Discussion/Dinner Location: Wahoo's located @ 234 W Chapman Ave. Bring your protest poster or come as you are and show our community we do not support war/terrorism.

Apr 11 Tuesday 7-9pm, Anaheim: Anaheim Poverty Task Force @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S Harbor Blvd.
monthly meeting of the Anaheim Poverty Task Force.   The Anaheim Poverty Task Force is an interfaith advocacy group, organized by OCCCO, working on issues affecting those homeless and at risk in our city. facebook.com/AnaheimPTF/

Apr 12 Wednesday noon-1pm, Fullerton: Stand Your Ground Rally To Promote Human Rights @ 800 N State College Blvd.
In Response To The Election Of The New Administration Festival Hosted by transinclusivemovement.com

Apr 12 Wednesday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club Meeting on Hidden Money in Politics @ Laguna Woods Village Clubhouse 3
Come hear the original "California Disclose Act" man himself, Trent Lange, tell us about AB 14, gathering momentum in the State Legislature. He will be joined by Michelle Sutter, co-founder of Money Out Voters In (MOVI). If we can't get money out of politics, let's at least make disclosure the law in California. Membership & Volunteer Opportunities in Lobby at 6:30; members free; Guests $3 at the door. Meeting also includes Legislation Action, Committee Chair Reports! If you live outside the village see this flyer (PDF) with directions and gate clearance info.

Apr 12 Wednesday, 7-8:30pm, Laguna Beach: monthly LBDC Meeting: Representative Karen Bass @ UU Fellowship of Laguna Beach, 429 Cypress Dr.
Please join us for our next meeting. Our special guest speaker is Congressmember Karen Bass.   Congressmember Bass was re-elected to her fourth term representing the 37th Congressional District in November 2016. Congressmember Bass serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs where she is Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations. As a member of the House Judiciary Committee, Congressmember Bass is also working to craft sound criminal justice reforms as well as protect intellectual property right infringements that threaten the economic health of the 37th District.

Apr 12 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats @ 227 N Broadway, Chapter One: the modern local
Come join us for our General Meeting as Faby Jacome of OC Immigrant Youth United will be our featured speaker. (714) 352-2225   info@chapteronetml.com

Apr 12 Wednesday 7-9pm, Aliso Viejo: Critical Conversations presents Moby | Vegan Meat-Up @ 1 University Dr, Soka Performing Arts Center
A Safe Space for the Curious Carnivore Opening musical performance by electronica music star and notable vegan Moby, followed by a screening of the documentary The Last Pig by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Allison Argo. Event includes post-screening conversation with the filmmaker, Farm Sanctuary's Gene Baur, and Moby. Meat-eaters free when accompanied by a vegan. Tickets: $24.00 Adult, $12.00 Student/Senior, FREE for SUA Student/Employee   For more information: http://tinyurl.com/SokaCCMoby

Apr 13 Thurday 6pm, Santa Ana: OC May Day Coalition meeting @ The Center OC, 1605 North Spurgeon St.
http://ocmdc.org

Apr 14 Friday 9-10am Orange/11:30am Irvine/1:30pm Orange/5-8pm Orange: OCjanitors USWW Caravan Against Fear
9-10am Coffee/Breakfast at 1936 W. Chapman Ave, Orange
11:30am at the Mimi Walters' Office, 3333 Michelson Drive, Irvine
1:30 pm an action led by Congressmen Edroy and Assemblyman Tom Daly at 1936 W Chapman Ave, Orange   5-8pm a cultural events at 1936 W. Chapman
Pasen la voz... hay que mobilizar a to-dos Los miembros you comunidad

Apr 14 Friday 4-10pm, San Clemente: Socialist Party - The Bonfire of the Vanities: Eat the Rich @ San Clemente State Beach by the pier, 1580 Avenida Estacion
Join the Orange County Socialist Party USA for a bonfire and networking with other leftists. This will be a potluck type event so we request people try to bring some food, beverages, or firewood. The fire pits have small grills so barbecue foods, chips, and smores are all good ideas. Post below what you're planning on bringing and message Jordon Holbert or David Renis for specific suggestions regarding what to bring. Feel free to invite your friends.

Apr 14 Friday 6:30-9:30pm, Laguna Hills: Women Survivors of Vision Present "A Taste of Freedom" Fundraiser for Fundacion de Sobrevivientes de Trafico de Humano @ BK Cellars at Off the Vine Cellars, 26641 Cabot Road
BK Cellars' fundraiser will benefit Fundacion de Sobrevivientes de Travico de Humano and the Maria Suarez Foundation. Join and support us, as we bring awareness to the world's 2nd largest criminal activity, human trafficking.  In Southern California we have a stake in making a difference as 72% of all trafficked individuals assisted in California are American citizens. With the purchase of your benefit ticket, you are helping organizations that support and assist those who have been trafficked right here in Southern California, as well as provide funding for community awareness and education. Join us for five BK Cellars' wine tastings, appetizers, entertainment, silent auctions, and special presentations by Virginia Isaias, President and Founder of "Fundación de Sobrevivientes de Tráfico Humano" and Maria Suarez, Executive Director and Founder of the Maria Suarez Foundation. Purchase tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-survivors-of-vision-a-taste-of-freedom-tickets-32425866640 or donate at https://www.youcaring.com/fundaciondesobrevivientesdetraficohumanofsth-789151

Apr 15 Saturday noon-1pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Tax March @ Main Beach
Hosted by Laguna Beach Democratic Club   President Trump: release your tax returns!   Without his returns, Americans are in the dark about Trump's conflicts of interest, his foreign entanglements, and whether he even pays any taxes at all. On April 15 in Tax Marches across the country, thousands of Americans will send a clear message to Donald Trump: The president is accountable to the American people, and he must answer to us.

Apr 15 Saturday 6-9pm, Garden Grove: 420 Bingo Fundraiser! @ Cannabis Talk 101 Studios, 12800 #E Garden Grove Blvd.
It's time for the next OC NORML 420 BINGO Fundraiser. This time around we are raising money for the chapter and for the Cannabis Talk 101 Studio which allows us to tape our weekly podcast there and hosts our Business & Industry Meetings. Donate $25 and join us in for 10 games to win great fun 420 prizes. We will also order some pizza and provide drinks and edible BINGO game markers.Reserve your spot by emailing KandiceOCNORML@aol.com

Apr 15 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church & State OC Chapter - James Preston Allen "What Does It Mean to Be a Patriot in the 21st Century" @ Community Room, Irvine Ranch Water District, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Mr. Preston will speak on the problems of making the pledge of allegiance mandatory in certain meetings, schools and public events as well as the overall topic of what it means to be a patriot today. He is founding publisher of Random Lengths News the leading independent newspaper in Greater Los Angeles Harbor Area and he was honored by San Pedro neighbors for peace and justice in 2009 as Peace Maker of the Year. For more info, www.au-oc.org, email mail@au-oc.org, call 714/299-4551.

Apr 16 Sunday 4-7pm, Irvine: Indivisible OC Outreach Meeting and Potluck @ IRWD Duck club, 15 Riparian View.
Please RSVP at Event Brite! Full Description and Directions are there: eventbrite.com/e/indivisible-oc-outreach-meeting-and-potluck-reaching-out-to-our-neighbors-tickets-33566615651 If you are finished with family holiday events for Easter or Passover, don't celebrate, or are alone for the holiday, please bring a dish and join us for this important meeting! Learn how to "Bulldoze the Budget." Get the first sneak peak at our Voter Data.

Apr 17 Monday 6pm, Newport Beach: Cocktails and Conversation with the Democratic National Committee @ Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Dr.
Newly elected DNC Treasurer Bill Derrough will be in Orange County! Please join Melahat Rafiei, DNC Member, for a meet and greet with one of the DNC's leading officers. Space is limited and RSVP will be required for attendance. Please RSVP to Aaron@PSCcampaigns.com or 562-491-1318.

Apr 17 Monday 6-8pm, Irvine: Progressive Student Alliance at UCI presents: Imagination Immigration
For this meeting, we are diving into immigration policies and issues. In the meantime, please watch our video and share your thoughts with the hashtag #imagination_immigration! RSVP to the event here: facebook.com/events/1854089321532136/

Apr 17 Monday 6:30-9pm, Fullerton: Cheers to WTLC! @ Vina Nostro, 123 E. Commonwealth
Join us and toast a glass to ending violence. Enjoy some wine and food, pick up a gift or stock up on your favorite wine. 20% of proceeds to to Women's Transitional Living Center. A pair of flip flops in any size will get you in!

Apr 17 Monday 7-9pm, Fullerton: Indivisible CA D-39 Member Meeting/Social Media Training @ Fullerton Community Center. 340 W Commonwealth Ave.
Introduction to our group, what we've been doing and have planned, discussion of member concerns, and Training: How to Use Social Media. $5 donation suggested. Doors open at 6:30. https://www.facebook.com/indivisiblecad39/

Apr 18 Tuesday 11:30am-2:30pm, Irvine: New Narratives: Standing Rock is Everywhere At the heart of Indigenous, environmental, racial & social justice @ Emerald Bay CDE, UCI Student Center
In collaboration with the Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples, New Narratives and campus partners present Standing Rock is Everywhere.   With Standing Rock as a focal point, the event brings perspective to campus as communities respond to enduring and intersecting crises of Indigenous, environmental, racial and social injustice. Panelists will lift up ways that Standing Rock has become a catalyst for intersectional analysis and movement building across issue and geography.   Panel Session: 12-1:30 p.m. Post-Panel Discussion: 2-2:45 p.m. Lunch hors d'oeuvres provided

Apr 18 Tuesday 4:30-6pm, Irvine: Rally! Rep. Walters: We are here! Where are you? @ 3333 Michelson Dr
Constituents of the 45th Congressional District have made phone calls, wrote letters, visited the congressional district office, and have engaged local city councils to help in asking that she schedule an open-forum town hall. Congress is in recess again, this time for two weeks. Yet, true to form, Rep. Walters is nowhere to be found. Instead, Rep. Walters has relegated her constituents to being paid activists who want to "try to get me to say something that they could use against me in the campaign." This coming Tuesday, April 18th, join us as we rally in front of Rep. Walter's office. Let's remind our representative and our fellow constituents that this PEOPLE-POWERED MOVEMENT IS HERE, and we will not go away until our voices are heard!

Apr 18 Tuesday 5:30pm, Newport Beach: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club Meeting @ Newport Beach Civic Center, Community Room, 100 Civic Ctr. Dr.
Panel: Indivisible and other groups unite for success. Hear from NBWDC Indivisible Task Force on Training & Activities and about WeLeadOC Political Training Program. The meeting is open to Members, Friends and Guests. Cost is $15 (waived for paid members) and includes refreshments. Parking is in structure next to City Hall and is free. For more information, call 949/423-6468 or visit our website at NBWDC.ORG. Program: 5:30pm Networking; 6pm Speakers' Program & Club Meeting.

Apr 18 Tuesday 6-8pm, Huntington Beach: Indivisible OC 48's Earth to OC Speaker and Sign Making Event @ Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert St
Speakers from the Natural Resources Defense Council and Surfrider Foundation will share the latest information on Trump and the 115th Congress's assault on the environment and how it impacts us in the 48th District. They will share ways that we can help with the defense. After the speakers, we will be making signs for the two environment marches this month: March for Science (April 22) and The People's March for Climate (April 29). Bring sign making supplies for you and your fellow 48ers!! RSVP via https://goo.gl/forms/hLLbuRuCGUbcCDz92 Contact Sara at smarisla@mac.com for questions.

Apr 18 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousins Club of OC: Defining Anti-Semitism @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Meeting will include a brief presentation on the origin of anti-Semitism, a discussion of the many facets of anti-Semitism, and an outline of what is not anti-Semitism. Our speaker, Hooshang Meshkinpour, Emeritus Professor of Medicine at U.C. Irvine, has explored the subject of anti-Semitism and other facets of Jewish history over the past twenty years. He has authored several books and numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals on various bio-medical and social topics. Come and share your thoughts. Annual Cousin Club dues are $10. We would appreciate your support for 2017.

Apr 19 Wednesday 11:45am-5pm, Fullerton: Fullerton College Earth Day 2017 @ Fullerton College HSTF   321 E Chapman Ave.
Earth Day is when we get to join the international community in standing for the future of our planet. Earth Day traces its roots to American history and the great legacy of the environmental legislation that came from this nation. From the first national park to the environmental protection agency, the United States has influenced the world in recognizing the importance of environmental health in the future of our civilizations. Earth Day celebrates what we have accomplished, but most importantly, it focuses on continued action and awareness of environmental issues. Arguably, this message is most urgent today when the unequivocal science about prominent global global environmental problems such as climate change is actively diminished.   It is this sense of urgency that brought us together to organize the Climate Change Symposium in celebration of Earth Day. This will be a wonderful educational opportunity for Fullerton College students and community to learn about climate change. We are honored to welcome Dr. Glen McDonald from the geography department at UCLA as our keynote speaker for the day. It is an incredible privilege to expose our students to a scholar of this caliber, a widely recognized expert, who can bring a bit of clarity to an issue that defines our present and future (here is a link to his bio: https://www.ioes.ucla.edu/person/glen-macdonald). We will follow the keynote address with a faculty panel discussing attitudes and perceptions of climate change, the impacts of our food choices on our individual and collective emissions, and the relationships between climate change and the contemporary migration crisis. The event will end with the screening of the award-winning documentary "Before The Flood" (https://www.beforetheflood.com ) (714) 992-7150   christinepeterson.hstf2011@gmail.com

Apr 19 Wednesday 5:30pm, Fountain Valley: OC Water District Meeting @ OCWD Headquarters, 18700 Ward St.
Please join Residents for Responsible Desalination at this meeting. We must make it clear to the Board of Directors that there are better choices than Poseidon and that the public is aware and involved about the issues surrounding groundwater replenishment. Please attend the meeting and comment at the beginning of the meeting. Tell them fill the basin without Poseidon and reduce pumping from the aquifer. For a more in-depth discussion of the importance of replenishing the groundwater storage aquifer click here: http://r4rd.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/OCWDWaterPurchase.pdf

Apr 19 Wednesday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: SinglePayer Health Care for All (Pie in Sky or Pie Shop Piracy?) @ Chapter One: the modern local, in the Red Room, 227 N Broadway
OC Progressives is taking a good look at single payer health care, with our speaker Dr Bill Honigman, a full time ER physician in OC, a long time activist and volunteer for many local and regional community groups. He is the OC coordinator for Campaign for a Healthy California. Dr. Bill is an educated, informative, and engaging speaker who will be giving his signature talk ~ "Single Payer Health Care for All ~ Pie in the Sky? Or Pie Shop Piracy?"

Apr 20 Thursday 2pm, Laguna Woods: Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods Village Meeting: Earth Day "Climate, Trump, Congress, and US" with Speakers Mark Tabbert and Craig Preston @ Clubhouse 2, Main Lounge.
Mark and Craig co-founded the first Orange County Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) in Orange County and set up chapters nearby and established relationships with OC Members of Congress and staffers in 40 SoCal districts. Event is free and open to public. Visit http://www.lagunawoodsvillage.com/section.cfm?id=493.

Apr 20 Thursday noon-1pm, Irvine: Mark P. Robinson Jr. Lecture Presented by Harold Hongju Koh @ UC Irvine School of Law, Room EDU 1111, 401 E. Peltason Dr.
The presentation is titled The Trump Administration and International Law. Harold Hongju Koh is Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School and one of the country's leading experts in public and private international law, national security law, and human rights. For more on the event and to register for the lecture, which includes lunch, go to http://www.law.uci.edu/events/2016-17/s2017/04-20-robinson-lecture-2017.html

Apr 20 Thursday 5:30pm, Costa Mesa: World Affairs Council Dinner with Dr. Mark Juergensmeyer @ Westin South Coast Plaza, 686 Anton Blvd
Dr. Juergensmeyer's presentation is "How Will ISIS End?". An expert on ISIS and its malignant doctrines, Dr. Juergensmeyer will attempt to answer these questions by exploring three different movements within ISIS aligned in an uneasy coalition, each with its own violent agenda and its own possibilities for long-term continuity even after the fall of ISIS' territorial claims. He'll look at how ISIS is simultaneously a purported movement for Sunni Muslim empowerment, an apocalyptic cult, and a global cybercommunity of young activists. Drawing from his recent visits to Iraq and from detailed monitoring of jihadi internet postings, Dr. Juergensmeyer will discuss how each of these movements have different trajectories and in their own way may be around in one form or another long after the roads from Baghdad to Mosul and from Damascus to Raqqa have been secured and freed from ISIS' control. : 5:30 PM Registration/Reception at 5:30pm; 6:30pm Dinner/ Speaker Event at 6:30pm. Admission: $70 Members / $55 Students/ $80 Non-Members. Register here and for more info, visit http://worldaffairscouncil.org/

Apr 20 Thursday 6:30-9:30pm, Huntington Beach: Peace Conference Kick Off with Free Screening of "Speciesism" @ Goldenwest College, Forum II, 15744 Goldenwest St.
Please come join the Peace Studies Program for the 11th Annual Peace Conference. If you are from off-campus, parking is free in Lot "I" off Gothard Street. We will be showing the documentary "Speciesism" and Mark Devries the Director will speak and host a Q&A. Modern farms are struggling to keep a secret. Most of the animals used for food in the United States are raised in giant, bizarre "factory farms", hidden deep in remote areas of the countryside. Devries' documentary takes viewers on a sometimes funny, sometimes frightening adventure, crawling through the bushes that hide these factories, flying in airplanes above their toxic "manure lagoons," and coming face-to-face with their owners. Watch the Trailer here: https://youtu.be/tJYzia6KUbs. Click here to find a map for parking and the directions to Forum II: http://bit.ly/2lPl63e.

Apr 20 Thurday 6pm, Santa Ana: OC May Day Coalition meeting @ The Center OC, 1605 North Spurgeon St.
http://ocmdc.org

Apr 20 Thursday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Session Two of OC Interfaith Network 2017 Community Forum Series "The More You Know, The Less You Fear" @ Church of the Foothills UCC, 19211 Dodge Ave.
"Backsplash of Hate - Who is your Neighbor? And Why are They Afraid?" will include a discussion of the realities, responsibilities of and opportunities of living in a diverse society. Panelists of varied faith backgrounds and minority groups will explore the lack of civility in our community towards those of different faith backgrounds, citizenship status and sexual identity. To register, visit www.ocinterfaith.org. The other sessions are on March 23 and May 2. See March and May sections for information on those events and visit www.ocinterfaith.org, ocinweb@gmail.com, on Facebook Orange County Interfaith Network and Twitter @ocinterfaith.

Apr 21 Friday noon-2:30pm, Mission Viejo: Lunch with League: "From the White House to Main Street: Realities of Immigration Enforcement in the Current Era" @ Casta Del Sol Golf Course, 27601 Casta Del Sol
2017 threatens to become a record year for denying the largest number of immigrants and refugees entry into the United States.Is this good for our country? Is it in the best interest to the American people and to our international relationships? Or, are we in danger of alienating ourselves from much of the rest of the world? Join us and hear our two outstanding speakers on this critically important topic. Speakers: Shakeel Syed is the executive director of Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development. OCCORD's mission is to organize and advocate for good jobs, strong neighborhoods and an inclusive democracy in Orange County.Jennifer Lee Koh is a Professor of Law and Director of the Immigration Clinic at Western State College of Law. Her scholarship focuses on federal immigration enforcement and the intersection of criminal and immigration laws, and has been cited by the United States Supreme Court. This event is open to League members and the general public. RSVP: Required with entree choice by Tuesday. April 18 to Barb Wood at 208-284-9167 orclick: barbjsocal@gmail.com. Cost: $15 for lunch and speaker, $5 for speaker only. Find menu and details at https://gallery.mailchimp.com/20fa4677a82404818e7473769/files/b678d809-baa0-4212-869f-d9c57dd523fe/2017_4_21_LWL_Flyer_april18_rsvp.pdf All are welcome. Bring a Friend.

Apr 21 Friday 8pm, Lake Forest: General OC NORML Meeting @ Fuddruckers, 23621 El Toro Rd.
At this meeting we will discuss current events, pending state and federal bills and start planning our trip to Sacramento for the CA NORML/ ASA Lobby Day on June 5th. If you want to get educated, involved or go with us to the capital this is the meeting for you!This meeting is free and open to the public. Fuddruckers donates a portion of food sales back to our chapter, so if you purchase any food or drinks please let them know you are with our group.

Apr 22 Saturday 9am-4pm, Los Angeles: March for Science @ Pershing Square Park
This march is a Sister March to the March for Science in DC. Please follow/like the public page this event is linked to: https://www.facebook.com/marchforscienceLA Web - www.marchforsciencela.com:

Apr 22 Saturday/Earth Day 9-11:30am, Fullerton: March For Science @ Fullerton City Hall, 303 W. Commonwealth Ave.
The Fullerton March for Science event will begin a 9 AM at City Hall 303 W. Commonwealth with a rally and some short speeches. Then we will march east on Commonwealth to Harbor Blvd. where a contingent of marchers will gather on the four corners of the intersection with our signs and posters, remaining marchers will proceed north on Harbor Blvd. to Chapman and gather on the four corners with our signs and posters. Our goal is to show our support for science and to engage and educate the public about the value of science to our community and our nation. (Minor changes in the route and rallying points may take place depending on the number of marchers.)   This is a sister march to the DC March for Science, and we will follow the same principles and goals (https://www.marchforscience.com/mission-and-vision/). The march is non-partisan, and we welcome all those who support our principles and goals. Again, this is a NON-PARTISAN event, and we welcome everyone who supports science and adequate funding for scientific and medical research.   Special note for those with physical limitations: If you are unable to march we encourage you to continue to rally in front of City Hall following the program.   We will have some signs available for you to pick up at the beginning of the event, but we encourage as many of you as possible to bring your own home-made signs and posters that express your support for scientific and medical research in your own words.   We also need a dozen or so VOLUNTEERS to serve as march guides/monitors to make sure that marchers don't block vehicle or pedestrian traffic and remain safe. Contact one of the organizers if you would like to volunteer.   After march activities - downtown Fullerton has some great restaurants. Stay and enjoy lunch in our historic downtown area. Also be sure to contact your representatives in Congress to encourage them to fund scientific and medical research adequately.

Apr 22 Saturday 9am-2pm, Santa Ana: Ready to Run Workshop @ National Women's Political Caucus - OC, 1905 E. 17th St
Join the National Women's Political Caucus of Orange County (NWPC OC) and Represent OC for an informative discussion for new candidates. Hear what elected officials have to say about what it's really like to run for office. Learn what works & what doesn't. Hear what campaign organizers have to say in order to get your campaign up & running. Group 1 Panelists: Hon. Letitia Clark, Tustin City Council, Hon. Teri Rocco, Trustee, Garden Grove USD, Hon. Jay Chen, Trustee, Mt. San Antonio College, Hon. Valerie Amezcua, Trustee, Santa Ana Unified School Board, Hon. Josh Newman, State Senator, District 29. Group 2 Panelists: Carina Franck-Pantone (The Franck Firm), Tammi McIntyre (McIntyre & Barcelona), Derek Humphrey (Overland Strategies), Teray Stephens (Stephens Consulting), Barbara Nelson (BNelson Campaign Services). Admission is free.

Apr 22 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: UNA-USA OC Chapter UN Coffee Talk Series "Children on the Move" with Cambria Findley-Grubb @ American Red Cross Bldg, 600 Parkcenter Dr
Cambria Findley-Grubb, Engagement Fellow, Los Angeles Community for UNICEF, USA, has traveled extensively and worked on education justice, ending human trafficking, poverty and tolerance. No charge for admission; RSVP requested to joy.adams@gmail.com or 949/235-3605. Refreshments will be served. $5 donation suggested.

Apr 22 Saturday 10am-3pm, Newport Beach: Earth Day at the Bay @ Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center, 2301 University Dr.
On Earth Day, we can show the world a new direction to think about how we can protect our planet and preserve it for the future. Environmental partners will be on hand to show you what you can do. Booths will feature family friendly activities including arts and crafts, science discovery and face painting, plus scavenger hunt. The day will be filled with live music.

Apr 23 Sunday 10am-noon, Costa Mesa: Conversation with Cleve Jones @ Fairview Community Church, 2525 Fairview Rd.
Please join us for a very special worship service and a book signing following the service during our fellowship time. Cleve Jones is an American human rights activist and the author of "When We Rise: My Life in the Movement". Cleve was mentored by Harvey Milk and has been an LGBT activist since the early 1970s.

Apr 23 Sunday 11am-1pm, Brea: Bagels With Bauman Private Hosted by Jeff LeTourneau and Onassis Tamayo Yumul @ 3664 Falcon Way
Champagne Brunch Fundraiser   Fabulous brunch, drinks, entertainment & raffle.   Elect ERIC BAUMAN, Proven Progressive Leadership as California Democratic Party Chairman   $35 - STUDENT/YOUNG DEMOCRATS   $75 - SUPPORTERS   $125 - CO-HOST   $250 - ELIZABETH WARREN SPONSOR   $500 - JOE BIDEN SPONSOR   $1000 - BARACK OBAMA SPONSOR   To RSVP, email jeff@ocdemocrats.org or call (714) 267-5707   For contributions, go to https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/bagelswithbauman

Apr 23 Sunday noon-4pm, Long Beach: DxE OC Potluck & Meetup @ Home of Jenn Tea & Jacob Es
Hosted by Direct Action Everywhere OC   This is a networking vegan potluck to meet others in the area to help build community within and around Orange County/LA for those who are against animal abuse, animal use and species discrimination. Please RSVP. Feel free to write what you will bring in the pinned post.   Friends and family are welcome, even if they are not yet vegan or yet activists.   ***This location is a cruelty free location. Do not bring any food products that contain the bodies or secretions of others. Please do not wear fur, leather or wool clothing.*** ***Please bring your own reusable dish and silverware to reduce our carbon footprint on the planet***   Children welcome. There are two beautiful felines in the home.   Just as important to generating energy is storing it - and making sure it sustains and grows over the long term. Without the fertile ground upon which to grow, movements can spring up with flashy protests only to wither. Every successful social justice movement, on the other hand, was been built on already existing communities - the LGBTQ rights movement from gay and lesbian community centers (1,2), the Civil Rights Movement from the Black Church, and the women's suffrage movement from women's clubs. In a world of lonely vegans, DxE hosts regular meetups in animal rights community spaces around the world, in order to foster camaraderie and community among activists. https://www.facebook.com/events/1244136652370426/

Apr 23 Sunday 8-10pm, Fullerton: #4 Free Discussion Society #4 @ Max Blooms Cafe Noir, 220 North Malden Ave.
The stance of Free Discussion Society is to utilize critical thinking, take an active role in sharing ideas, and solutions. Each person will have a chance to talk if you would like.The topic of discussion: Is the American higher education system becoming irrelevant? Do the benefits outweigh the costs? For more information and/or to RSVP, go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1252264098205816/ Join the #Resist Orange County Facebook group, which encompasses members from various resist groups in our county. It is a closed group to keep trolling out. To join, go to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/384753275220213/

Apr 24 Monday 4pm, Anaheim: The Peoplle's Homeless Task Force @ Universalist Unitarian Church in Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor Bklvd
Prep for public comments for Anaheim City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 25, hosted by UUCA Economic Justice Ministry.

Apr 24 Monday 4-6pm, Orange: Civic Engagement Initiatives Presents Poverty in Orange County @ Chapman University Cross Cultural Center, 1 University Dr.
An interactive panel discussion and in-depth analysis of the issues in our local community related to poverty.

Apr 24 Monday 6:30pm, Orange: Come meet Kimberly Ellis, Candidate for CDP Chair @ Democratic Party of OC, 1916 W Chapman Ave Ste B,
We are please to invite you to our next Central Committee Meeting to listen to our guest speaker, Kimberly Ellis. She is a candidate running for California Democratic Party Chair. For more information, contact our office: (714) 634-3367

Apr 25 Tuesday 9:30am, Santa Ana: Board of Supervisors meeting @ Hall of Administration Board Hearing Room
The Board of Supervisors is voting whether to fund OC Human Relations (our non-profit) winning bid to provide staff support to the OC Human Relations Commission.·   OC Human Relations was created to support the programs of the Commission 26 years ago and has been successful in doing so, providing about $1.7 million a year in human relations programs to create safe, inclusive schools and communities.·   In 2011 the Board eliminated the Commission's County staff, and has been contracting with our non-profit since then to provide staff support to the Commission. This contract at $252,000 a year is less than the Board of Supervisors spent 25 years ago on the Commission.·   This model Public/Private Partnership has enabled the Board of Supervisors directed mission for the Commission, “Eliminate prejudice, intolerance and discrimination” to be addressed with more private funding than County Funding.This Critical Decision will determine the future success of the Commission, and those who appreciate the Important role the Commission and the non-profit play are asked to communicate with the Board of Supervisors your support. WAYS YOU CAN HELP:1.   Attend the Board of Supervisors meeting at 9:30am on Tues, April 25 at the Hall of Administration Board Hearing Room, and share your view at the Public Forum portion at the beginning of the Board Agenda.2.   Write a letter to your Supervisor expressing your support for the Commission and the Non-Profit (OC Human Relations) as a critical public/private partnership, and urge their support of this new 3 year contract.a.   Supervisor Andrew Do, 10 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, 92701b.   Supervisor Michelle Steel, 10 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, 92701c.   Supervisor Todd Spitzer, 10 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, 92701d.   Supervisor Shawn Nelson, 10 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, 92701e.   Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, 10 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, 927013.   Call your supervisor.a.   Do -714-834-3110b.   Steel - 714-834-3220c.   Spitzer - 714-834-3330d.   Nelson - 714-834-3440e.   Bartlett - 714-834-35504.   E-mail your supervisor:a.   Andrew.do@ocgov.comb.   Michelle.steel@ocgov.comc.   Todd.spitzer@ocgov.comd.   Shawn.nelson@ocgov.come.   Lisa.bartlett@ocgov.com

Apr 25 Tuesday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: CLUE Clergy & Community Gathering @ 1010 W. 17th St., Newsong Church
Please join us for our monthly Clergy & Community Gathering. We're hoping for a time of conversation about the economic justice issues that our communities are facing in this critical time. Together, we can use the power of faith, hope, and solidarity to bring transformation.  As a distinguished faith and community leader, please join us in our efforts to break down barriers and expand economic opportunity for all. Please RSVP to iarellano@cluejustice.org

Apr 25 Tuesday 5pm, Irvine: Irvine City Council Meeting @ City of Irvine City Hall 1 Civic Center Plz
Please join us as we once again ask the Mayor and Council members to be transparent in their dealings with The Irvine Company and SCE. We support a public hearing for the substation as it will set a precedent for future developments in the city

Apr 25 Tuesday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: TWW OC Leadership Meeting @ 305 E. 4th Street, Suite 202,
Please join us in honoring our special awardees for 2017! Join Orange County's environmental leaders and community for food, drink, camaraderie, support and inspiration! Contact Kathleen Shanfield at kshanfield@aol.com for details regarding sponsorship. This is our annual fund raiser and tickets are $85.00 per person.

Apr 25 Tuesday 6pm, Irvine: PDA OC Chapter General Meeting @ 9 Sunset River
Please bring SNACK FOOD POT LUCK item INTROS - Your Take: Who is the last best hope for the Democratic Party?!!!   NATIONAL   "Change Makes Change!" "PDA 101" Chapters, IOT's, SC's, PeopleDemandAction 501(c)(4), YPDA Young Progressives Demanding Actionwww.pdamerica.org, www. peopledemaningaction.org, Facebook, Twitter, Periscope…IOTs {EWO, HCHR, SGW, ECR, CFTE, ESJ} Working Grps {ERA, EMI), Virtual Phonebank- MikeFox@pdamerica.org -- Reports.EDUC CONGRESS LETTER DROP: DebriefReports: Bernie and Tom Tour, HR676 vs. the Zombie Trumpublican Plan, Special Elections, Winslow Group, coalition partners (eg. NNU, FWW, SSW, OurRevolution/Indivisible)   REGIONAL: Updates - Lara SB562 Healthy Calif Act, 2018 Mid Terms, CDP Leadership Candidates and 2017 Convention Sacramento May 19-21 http://cadem.org/events/2017- california-democrats-state- convention   LOCAL: Reports: Candidates, DPOC, OurRev, Indivisble, TogetherWeWill, Coffee/Weekly Disc Groups-Los Amigos, OC and SouthOC Progs, DFA, CHC-OC, Dem clubs, Issues Groups, Actions, Announcements… WEEKLY ORANGE COUNTY PROGRESSIVE www.ocprogressiveevents.info OPEN DISCUSSION   NEXT MEETING Wednesday May 24, 2017 Dr Bill Honigmanc: 949-246-6283, @DrBillH   Progressive Democrats of America (PDAmerica)   www.pdamerica.org, @pdamerica   California State Coordinator   and Greater Orange Co CA Chapter Leader   PDA Healthcare Human Right Issue Organizing Team (IOT) Co-coordinator, @PDAHCare   People Demanding Action (PDAction) a 501(c)4, www.PeopleDemandingAction.org  @PPLDemandAction   Campaign for a Healthy CA (CHC) Orange Co Co-coordinator, www.HealthyCaliforniaCampaign. org   Orange Co Dem Central Comm AD73, Calif Dem State Central Committee Delegate

Apr 25 Tuesday 8-10pm, Orange: Chapman University Political Party Debate 2017 @ Argyros Forum, 1801 Exeter Road
Join us for Chapman's 3rd annual political party debate. This year, the Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, and Socialist parties will take the stage to discuss topics such as immigration, the US' international role, and social movements. There will be time for YOU, the audience, to ask your own questions so come prepared to engage with your on-campus political parties!

Apr 26 Wednesday 11am, Irvine: Women For: OC - Activism 101 with Breene Murphy @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 5 Riparian View.
Breene Murphy will speak on the topic "How to Get a Meeting with your Member of Congress". Breene co-leads the Orange County Coast chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby and is the Director of Client Experience for EP Wealth Advisors, a boutique wealth management firm. Breene uses his professional skills to help lobby for a solution to climate change. He has held policy meetings with Republican and Democratic Senators as well as Congressmembers from California, Kansas, Maryland, and Alabama. Breene remains optimistic about passing meaningful climate change policy. A Laguna Beach local, you can find him and his wife Alexandra walking their dog Bisou or surfing at Salt Creek. 11:00 Refreshments 11:30 Meeting Begins Women For: Orange County is a volunteer, non-partisan organization dedicated to advancing Human & Civil Rights, Peace, Social Justice, Education, HealthCare and the Environment

Apr 26 Wednesday noon-1pm, Fullerton: Rally for the NEA @ Becker Amphitheater
Hosted by Indivisible CA D-39 As many of you may already know, Donald Trump's budget proposal cuts funding entirely for the National Endowment for the Arts. Orange County has benefited greatly from NEA funding and the absence of this organization will be sorely felt if the budget goes through. Because of this, we will be holding a rally for the NEA on campus at California State Fullerton! The event will showcase various artistic talents and also provide participants the opportunity to write letters to their local legislators. This rally will be an opportunity to encourage our local congressional leaders to speak out against cutting funds for the NEA.

Apr 26 Wednesday 6:30pm, Laguna Woods: Senior OC NORML Meeting @ 2354 Via Mariposa West cup de sac 202
To attend this meeting you must be called into the gate, so please email srocnorml@gmail.com or call 949-462-3656.

Apr 26 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Community Forum on Santa Ana Ward Elections @ Delhi Center, 505 E Central Ave.
Have you ever wondered how we arrived at the way we elect our City Council Members? Come join us at this informative forum and learn the history of why we elect our council persons in Santa Ana with a city-wide vote and discuss options for the future. Information presented by Maria Huizar, Clerk of the Council   - History of at-large (city wide) Ward Elections in Santa Ana   - How ward boundaries are created using census population data   - Information on ballot initiative process   - Importance of language of ballot initiative   - Question & AnswerFollowed by a separate panel discussion:   Which alternate council election processes should be considered for Santa Ana?

Apr 26 Wednesday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club Meeting @ Costa Mesa Senior Center, 695 W. 19th St.
Please join us for our monthly meeting. Our main speaker is Muriel Ullman, City of Costa Mesa. She will update us on the City's efforts to address homelessness.

Apr 27 Thursday 6-8pm, Fullerton: Water is Life Panel-Discussio @ California State Univ. Fullerton, 800 N State College Blvd
Students for Justice in Palestine, Afro Ethnic Student Association, and Asian Pacific American Resource Center present this Panel event to discuss the Flint water contamination, Gaza water crisis, and the North Dakota Access Pipeline. The panel will share information about their individual causes as well as discuss the intersectionality between all three. Afterwards, the event will be an open discussion. Refreshments and snacks provided.We will be in housing, PINE 140 (near gastronome).

Apr 27 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Orange: Speaker Series 2016 - 2017 Homelessness: What is the Solution for the People Living on the riverbed? @ 480 S, Batavia, St. Joseph Center
Mohammed Aly of OC Poverty Alleviation Coalition will speak from experience and wisdom about the struggles of the community living on the river bed.

Apr 27 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Fullerton: Socially Accepted Practices & Traumatic Impact on Adolescents Presented by Living Ubuntu @ CSU Fullerton Pollack Library, Room: PLN 130 800 N. State College Blvd
Come join us for this very unique conversation, featuring Farm Sanctuary's Gene Baur, CSUF Faculty, Dr. Nicole Jafari and members of the local Fullerton community who are part of the upcoming documentary, "So Give Me An F". A presentation on the benefits of bringing compassion and mindfulness to our plates will be given by the extremely inspirational "conscience of the food movement", Gene Baur. A panel conversation will follow.

Apr 28 Friday 8:30-11:30am, Huntington Beach: 11th Annual golden West College Peace Conference 2017 Sponsored by Peace Studies Program of GWC @ Golden West College Student Center.
This year's title is "A Sustainable Peace: Equity, Equality, and Environmental Interdependence in the 21st Century". Registration includes: Vegan breakfast, Vegan lunch, conference materials and gifts, in addition to free parking in Lot "B and C." This is a zero waste event. Please do not bring plastic water bottles. Visit https://gwchbfoundation.com/events/peace-conference for registration details and pricing.

Apr 28 Friday 9am-5pm, Fullerton: Women in Politics Syposium @ Fullerton Community Center, 340 West Commonwealth Avenue
California Women Lead and the Orange County Legislative Task Force (OCLTF) have come together to help motivate and support the next generation of female politicians and public servants. This unique nonpartisan event will feature an open discussion of why women remain significantly under-represented in politics at all levels of government and what we can do about it. Join your fellow college students from around Orange County and hear behind-the-scenes stories from elected and appointed female officials about how they got to where they are, and the different ways you can serve your community while building sisterhood. Continental breakfast and plated lunch will be served.Confirmed speakers include:Mona Pasquil, Appointment Secretary, Office of the Governor Loretta Sanchez, former member of Congress; Fiona Ma, Member, State Board of Equalization; Kris Murray, Councilmember, City of Anaheim; Lisa Bartlett, Supervisor, County of Orange; Sharon Quirk-Silva, California State Assemblywoman; Betty Yee, California State Controller; Letitia Clark, Councilmember, City of Tustin. Questions? Please contact Kai Stearns Moore at kstearnsmoore@nocccd.edu or (714) 808-4829. For more info and tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-in-politics-symposium-tickets-32819856073?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=esfb&utm-source=fb&utm-term=listing

Apr 28 Friday 6:30-8:30pm, Fullerton: Join Us for a Conversation with Farah Nabulsi @ Sizzler, 1401 N. Harbor Blvd. Fullerton Community Center, 340 W Commonwealth Ave.
Farah Nabulsi is the founder of Native Liberty Productions and oceansofinjustice.com and we will show two short films, Oceans of Injustice and Nightmare of Gaza They Took My Son.

Apr 29 Saturday 9am, Irvine: Crises in the Ocean: How Compassionate Action Benefits Us All @ Irvine United Congressional Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy.
We'll focus on the climate crisis ALL DAY, with this oceans event in the morning and the People's Climate March in the afternoon.Don't forget to sign up for the full day program on April 29, Crises in the Ocean: featuring, Gene Baur, Jonathan Balcombe, and Kate Mackey begins at 9a, followed by a free vegan cooking demo by Joni Marie Newman, compost demo by John Craig, lunch and book signing. The People's Climate March will begin at 2p from the same site, immediately following the morning through mid-day program. Come join us for the entire day!

Apr 29 Saturday 10am-3pm, Santa Ana: Peace & Unity Now Is The Time Celebration @ Grace Land Community Church, 1817 W. 3rd St. at Raitt St.
Join the celebration for 10am Prayer Walk, resource fair, kids zone, food, family fun, live music and prayer for the city. For more info, contact 714/719-2787 or peaceunity@gmail.com.

Apr 29 Saturday 11am-12:30pm, Orange: Community Meeting of Santa Ana Riverbed Roundtable and OC Poverty Alleviation Coalition @ 635 N. Eckhoff St. Ste K
Please join us for our community meeting at our new location on Eckhoff St. to discuss next steps to help the people in the riverbed and our county's growing homeless population.

Apr 29 Saturday 2-4pm, Tustin: National Organization for Women Orange County General Membership Meeting @ Mimi's Cafe, 17231 E 17th St. (at the 55 fwy)
Join your NOW sisters for a discussion to plan the future for Orange County NOW including "how to stay relevant in the current climate." Contact Tish@ocnow.org. There will be refreshments and a raffle. We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones.

Apr 29 Saturday 1-4pm, Mission Viejo: Climate March Orange County Carpool Opportunity @ Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23436 Madero Suite 140
Gather at Tapestry to carpool to Orange County's sister climate march from 2pm to 4pm at Irvine Congregational Church. Carpooling available leaving Tapestry at 1pm. RSVP Bev Huff at bevhuff@cox.nethttp://occlimateaction.org/2017/peoples-climate-march-april-29/

Apr 29 Saturday 2-4pm, Irvine: People's Climate March @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy.
Come join us for the OC march in support of the People's Climate March taking place in DC and other US cities on April 29. PLEASE RSVP: http://bit.ly/2mrtNUZ The march will begin at IUCC and proceed up Alton to the intersection with Culver. An additional morning program will also take place at IUCC and is FREE (includes lunch) and open to the public. "Crises in the Ocean: How Compassionate Action Benefits Us All Featuring Gene Baur, Jonathan Balcombe and Kate Mackey (and a vegan cooking demo by Joni Marie Newman)": Register to attend Crises in the Ocean here: http://bit.ly/2mp259F March route subject to change. For complete event details and updates: occlimateaction.org

Apr 30 Sunday 11-3pm, Santa Ana: 2017 Dia del Nino / Day of the Child @ Birch Park, 200 N Ross St.
6th Annual Dia del Nino eldiadelnino.org   "Día Del Niño"/"Day of the Child", is a traditional Mexican holiday recognizes children, celebrates a child's importance in society, and promotes their well—being. Workshop Proposals are Due February 24th eldiadelnino.org/2017-workshop-proposal/ Performance Proposal   eldiadelnino.org/2017-performance-proposal/

Apr 30 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine @ IRWD Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Our next general meeting will be moved to Sunday, April 30 (rescheduled avoid conflict with Easter holiday) Meeting Facilitators: Cassius Rutherford & Tyson MonagleWe are excited to announce our speaker line-up, and at our April meeting we will be joined by:   - Fran Sdao, Chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC)   - Farrah Khan, Southern Vice Chair of the DPOC   - Kenneth Stahl, Chapman University Law Professor   - Mark Tabbert, Citizens Climate LobbyPlease bring your pens to our meeting, too!   Everyone will have an opportunity to write a constituent message to Rep. Mimi Walters.

Apr 30 Sunday 6:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Poets Resist! presented by OC Multi-Racial Collaborative @ Gypsy Den, 125 N Broadway Ste D.
Come Join OC - Multi Racial Collaborative, when Armine Iknadassian; Robbi Nester; James Evart Jones; Tamara Madison; and Elmast Kozloyan will feature, presenting their poems of resistance.


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May 1 Monday noon-5pm, Santa Ana: Art As Protest - Call for Art - Deadline May 1st @ OC Center for Contemporary Art, 117 N Sycamore St.
Art As Protest: An Open Call For Art From OCCCAExhibition Dates: June 3 through July 8, 2017 Juror: Tyler Stallings   Tyler Stallings received an MFA from Cal Arts in 1990. Since 1998, Tyler has organized exhibitions as Program Director for the Huntington Beach Art Center, and as Chief Curator at the Laguna Art Museum. He has also worked for the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department. He currently serves as the Artistic Director at the University of California, Riverside, Cultural Center of the Arts and the Sweeney Art Gallery.   Deadline to Enter May 1stAccepted work drop off Sunday, May 28th 12-5pm   Shipped work arrive between May 25-28th.   http://occca.org/CALL-FOR-ART.html   The arc of history bends towards justice. Protest art just speeds things along. Protest art afflicts the comfortable, and comforts the afflicted. Protest art helps us to imagine a future free from the tyranny of ignorance and deprivation. As the late Carrie Fisher said, “Take your broken heart and make it into art.” OCCCA invites artists to submit their art for an exhibition of posters, placards, videos, photography, paintings, sculptures, functional objects, installations, and new media projects. In Art as Protest, beauty and truth march hand in hand. Packed with powerful provocations in a wide range of styles, and covering a vast array of themes, protest art awakens the conscience of the world, celebrating diversity, tolerance and art's ineluctable promise of happiness.Topicality is a tradition at OCCCA, an artist-run alternative space serving the contemporary art scene since 1980.For further information visit www.OCCCA.org.

May 1 Monday 11am-4pm, Anahim: OC Labor Federation May Day March & Rally @ St. Boniface Catholic Church, 120 N Janss St.
Join the Orange County Labor Federation on International Worker's Day for a march and rally. Stand UNITED with your union bothers and sisters as we continue to fight for equality, fairness, respect and dignity for all workers.   Event Schedule: 11 AM: MARCH & RALLY (Meet at St. Boniface Catholic Church - 120 N. Janss St. Anaheim, CA 92805) 12 PM - 4 PM: INFORMATIONAL FAIR For more information, call 714.385.1534

May 1 Monday 2-5pm, Santa Ana: Annual May Day march and rally @ Sasscer Park, 500 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
Join us for our yearly march in Santa Ana as we make a stand for immigrant rights, workers rights, and human rights for all! Unete a nuestra marcha anual en Santa Ana. Estamos uniendos para apoyar derechos de inmigrantes, trabajadores, y derechos humanos para todos! ocmdc.org

May 1 Monday 5-7pm, Brea: Vigil in Support of Immigrants, by Indivisible CA D-39 @ ,Congressman Ed Royce's Office, 210 W Birch St Ste 201
Please join us for this peaceful and positive event as we partner with other nonprofit and faith-based groups from our community to show our support for our immigrant neighbors and demand protection, respect, fairness, and dignity for all

May 1 Monday 6-8pm, Irvine: Irvine's Safari Substation @ UCI Student Center, Doheny Beach Room B
If you are interested to learn more about the No Substation issue in Irvine, please come to The Progressive Student Alliance's meeting where Spectrum 5 Community and No Substation will be presenting our case. If you would like us to come and speak at your club or meeting, please let us know.

May 2 Tuesday 6-7:30pm, Irvine: REZA Aslan: Perspectives on Bias, Prejudice & Bigotry @ Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Dr.
Reza Aslan continually challenges us to face the difficult questions about the intersections of religion, culture, and society through his scholarship and highly-visible productions seen around the globe. The CNN Believer host and professor at the University of California, Riverside, brings his captivating style and innate curiosity to highlight the power of community and radical empathy in addressing "Fear Inc., Confronting Islamophobia in America."

May 2 Tuesday 6-8pm, Tustin: Meet & Greet with Dave Min @ 1201 Irvine Blvd, Aldersgate United Methodist Church
Come meet Dave Min, candidate for Congressional District 45. My name is Dave Min. I live and work in Irvine, and I am running for Congress because we deserve a representative who actually represents our community and our values. I want my kids to grow up in the same America that attracted my parents and so many immigrants like them to this country-where everyone has a fair shot at the American dream, where we prioritize our environment and the education of our children, and where we maintain the spirit of openness and innovation that makes America so special.

May 2 Tuesday 6-8pm, Newport Beach: OC for Climate Action meeting @ 2424 SE Bristol Street, Suite 300
This meeting will focus on local efforts on the topic of advancing clean energy, Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) and Climate Action Plans. The first hour of the meeting (6p-7p) we will hear from Antonia Graham about where we stand In OC and where we need to go, and, we will be joined by the ever-inspiring and helpful, Nicole Capretz (via phone) to gain advisement from her in this process. (7p-8p will include additional OCCA topics and planning, e.g. wrap up after the April 29 event.)

May 2 Tuesday 7-9pm, Orange: Session Three of OC Interfaith Network 2017 Community Forum Series "The More You Know, The Less You Fear" @ Fish Interfaith Center, Chapman University, One Univ. Drive
Titled "Building an Action Plan", this session features a panel with Sandra Hutchesn, OC Sheriff; Fr. John Taylor, LA Episcopal Bishop-elect; Rusty Kennedy, CEO, Orange county Human Relations Council; Laura Kanter, Director of Policy & Advocacy LGBT Center; Salam Al-Marayati, President, Muslim Public Affairs Council and Cathleen Otero, VP of Donor Relations & Programs, OC Community Foundation. The other sessions are on April 20 and May 2. See April and May sections for information on those events. To register, visit www.ocinterfaith.org. and visit www.ocinterfaith.org, ocinweb@gmail.com, on Facebook Orange County Interfaith Network and Twitter @ocinterfaith.

May 3 Wednesday 6:30-9pm, Costa Mesa: Democaracy for America-OC Regular Meeting @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 S. Coast Dr., Metropointe Ctr.
Featured speaker is Laura Kanter, ​Director of Policy, Advocacy and Youth Programs at LGBT Center OC. She will discuss ways we can support LGBT and Trans youth and discuss legislation in CA to strengthen LGBT rights, especially in light of efforts by the Trump administration and some states to roll back protections. During our candidate segment, we will hear from two candidates in the 45th CD: Dave Min and Kia Hamadanchy. Bring your questions! Our new Take Action Now segment will include postcard and petition signings on several issues: LGBT rights, environmental protections, and Barbara Boxer's surprising and controversial lobbying effort for the Poseidon desal project in Huntington Beach. We meet on the patio. You may order food, beverage during the meeting, and admission is free. Please direct questions and RSVP to sckopicki@gmail.com.

May 3 Wednesday 6:45pm, Irvine: The Crisis in Syria - What Are the Causes? What Are the US' Options?” with US Ambassador Robert S. Ford Former US Ambassador to Syria @ Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Rd
Ambassador Robert S. Ford spent 4.5 years working for the US Mission in Iraq and another 3 years working on Syrian issues, including as the US Ambassador. He has special insight into the causes and complexities of the bloody Syrian civil war, which tragically has caused the death of nearly 1/2 million people and refugees that number in the millions. Ambassador Ford will address the factors which lead to the unrest inboth Iraq and Syria and spawned the Syrian civil war and which allowed the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS), which now straddles across the two countries'borders. The Ambassador will also assess current US and international efforts to contain the conflicts and opine on the signs that may predict the next steps of the US administration in this volatile region.   Student $10/ WACOC Member $20/ Non-Member $30/ 10 Tickets Package $200/ 10 Students/Ticket Package $100/ 30 Tickets Package (Discount Price) $590/ $ 1 limited Reserved Ticket for first 5 Rows $45. To register for the event, contact us: www.worldaffairscouncil.orgorangecounty@worldaffairscouncil.org Tel: (949) 253- 5751; Facebook: World Affairs Council of Orange County2102 Business Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92612.

May 4 Thurday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: OC May Day Coalition debrief meeting + next steps @ The Center OC, 1605 North Spurgeon St.
http://ocmdc.org

May 4 Thursday 7-9am, Newport Beach: NMIIC Annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast with OC Sheriff Sandra Hutchens @ Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 2046 Mar Vista Dr.
Join the Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council as we host our Annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast with our guest speaker, OC Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. This is our staple event that has been going on for the past 20 years and sells out quickly. Please be sure to order your tickets soon.Tickets are $15 per person; A table of 8 is $120. Purchase ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nmiic-national-day-of-prayer-breakfast-tickets-33717690520

May 4 Thursday 6-8pm, Costa Mesa: Planned Parenthood: Politics, Sex, and Cocktails Featuring Emily Morse @ Avenue of the Arts Hotel, 3350 Avenue of the Arts
Emily is an eminent sexologist, author, and media personality. She is the host of the long-running podcast Sex with Emily, also known for her 2012 recurring reality television appearance in Bravo's series Miss Advised, and was a co-host on Loveline with Dr. Drew. For those who cannot attend but would like to donate to the Community Action Fund, make donation here. Sponsorships available. Contact Public Affairs @ PublicAffairs@PPOSBC.org; 714/397-1170. Please RSVP: Politics, Sex, and Cocktails https://pposbc.nationbuilder.com/politics_sex_and_cocktails?recruiter_id=1235

May 4 Thursday 6:30pm, Huntington Beach: Huntington Beach Huddle Local Elections Group @ Summerlane Clubhouse, 5261 Foxglove Dr.
The Huntington Beach Huddle Group meeting focuses on local elections planning.

May 4 Thursday 6:30-9:15pm, Anaheim: OC Human Relations Awards 46 @ The City National Grove of Anaheim, 2200 East Katella Ave.
Celebrate Justice, Diversity & the Human Spirit! HonorDiverse Community Leader Award recipients, Bill Bracken,Rev. Dr. Charles Dorsey, TyRon Jackson, Laura Kanter, Bang Van Phamn Juana Trejo. Other award recipients include Community Policing Award - Det. Noah Daniels, LaHabra PD; Outstanding BRIDGES School - South Junior High School #HateFreeOC; Profile in Courage Award - Andrew's Ice Cream; Distinguished Business Award - Target. Enjoy Mix & Mingle, Paparazzi Wall & Raffle Opportunity, Dinner, Drinks, Adopt-A-School Fundraiser & Our Annual Inspirational Awards Program. Visit http://www.ochumanrelationsawards.org/tickets/the-evening/ for info on tickets and sponsorships.

May 4 Thursday 6:30-9:30pm, Irvine: Students for Justice in Palestine Dabke Night @ UCI Social Science Plaza
Students for Justice in Palestine at UC Irvine would like to welcome you to come out to this great cultural event. We encourage anyone and everyone to come and join us for a little workshop/ dance session! We will start off the event by teaching basic beginner steps and go on from there, ending the night with full on nonstop dabke! $3 suggested donation to UCI's SJP

May 4 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Fullerton: DNOC Meet Senator Josh Newman @ 340 W Commonwealth Ave
Guest Speaker: Senator Josh NewmanElected to the California State Senate on November 8, 2016, Senator Josh Newman represents the 29th Senate District, which includes portions of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties.   Senator Newman is a veteran who has served as an officer in the United States Army with active duty assignments in South Korea. In 2012, Newman founded ArmedForce2Workforce, a non-profit organization to assist young veterans in the Orange County and the greater Los Angeles areas to find rewarding, career-oriented employment.   His post-service experience has included work in local government, marketing and public relations, film and video production, and executive and consulting positions with a number of technology start-ups in the mobile and Internet media technology spheres.   Senator Newman is an alumnus of Yale University. He lives in Fullerton with his wife Darcy and their daughter. He enjoys volunteering for the Special Olympics and Habitat for Humanity.

May 4 Thursday 7-9pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC - Journalism & Civic Action in OC @ 17250 Los Jardines West
What does it mean to be a journalist today? What are the media's roles and responsibilities in modern civil society? Join Norberto Santana, Jr., founder and publisher of the Voice of OC, as he shares his experiences, insights, and advice with the DCWOC. Voice of OC is a non-profit investigative newsroom focused on daily coverage of Orange County's city halls and government agencies, with an eye toward providing real-time information that allows people to make a difference. Norberto Santana Jr., is an award-winning investigative reporter with 20 years of experience at major daily newspapers.Refreshments included. Club membership encouraged, but not required

May 5 Friday 6:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Indivisible OC 46 @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St.
Robin Gurien will share about her work with CodeBlue, phone banking to influence special elections all around the country, toward the effort of flipping house seats blue. Come hear about her work and how we can be involved.   She is the District 45 Lead for Code Blue, a grassroots national group focused on promoting progressive candidates at every level of government. She is a volunteer, not a paid operative. She is civic minded and shares a concern for the future of participatory democracy in our country.   We will also discuss plans for a Indivisible booth at OC Pride. We will take a voluntary collection to raise funds for the cost of the booth, and give you an opportunity to sign up for a shift at the booth.

May 6 Saturday 8:30am-1pm, Irvine: 31st Annual AIDS Walk OC - Heroes for Zero @ William R. Mason Regional Park Irvine
This year, AIDS Walk Orange County is on a crusade to be a POWERFUL force for change! We want to remind everyone that, in our community, our Heroes are Zeros! Zero new infections. Zero deaths. Zero discrimination. So don your cape, slide on that spandex and put on those boots. Our Heroes don't fly, they WALK (or run!) to end HIV!Your support helps fund critically important programs including food pantry, transportation, housing, emergency financial assistance, mental health counseling, kids & family programs, support groups, and HIV education & prevention services.Every step and every dollar counts. Together, we are changing and saving lives.

May 6 Saturday 10am-1pm, Brea: Ed Royce Trumpcare Protest @ 210 W Birch St
Hi all we are meeting in front of Ed Royce's office on birch street to have a peaceful protest against his vote in the repeal of Obamacare. Please keep signs clean since families will be present. Thank you for your support and please share this event!

May 6 Saturday 10am-1pm, Laguna Beach: Voter Registration Training & Neighborhood Walk @ 429 Cypress Dr
The Laguna Beach Democratic Club will be hosting a Voter Registration Training. This will cover both 'hot spot' registration and door-to-door canvassing. Please join us and invite other groups to attend!

May 6 Saturday 10:30am-2pm, Irvine: League of Women Voters of Orange Coast annual meeting @ Brandman University,16355 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Meeting at 10:30, Speaker at 12:00 Speaker: Ewrin Chemerinsky, Dean of the Law School, UCI   For complete information see our website calendar, http://orangecoast.ca.lwvnet.org/calendar.html

May 6 Saturday 11am-1pm, Orange: Santa Ana Riverbed Roundtable and OC Poverty Alleviation Coalition @ 635 N. Eckhoff St. Ste. K
Please Note New Location   We'll talk about our next steps to help the people in the riverbed and our county's growing homeless population.   https://www.facebook.com/SARRoundtable/   https://www.facebook.com/ocpoverty/

May 6 Saturday noon, Irvine: Lunch with League @ Brandman University, Room 111, 16355 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Martha Cox, First Vice President of the LWC of California will speak to us on the topic: "Bridging the Divide: Playing a Key Role in Promoting Civil Public Dialogue" Martha will speak about how, in our current polarized and contentious political environment, we can actively engage our communities in civil public discussion to solve important issues. She is currently co-chair of the local League's civil discourse group and has been actively engaged in the study of civil discourse for the past four years.She is a member of the North County San Diego League. Joining in 2007, she has served as a local League board member in the roles of Treasurer and VOTER Editor. She served as a member of the local League's Initiative and Referendum study committee in 2012-13. This event is open to League members and the general public. All are welcome. Bring a Friend. xLunch will be catered by The Corner Bakery   CORNER BAKERY BOX LUNCH CHOICES Each salad is accompanied by freshly baked Focaccia Roll and cookie. 1. Spinach Sweet Crisp Salad: baby spinach tossed with freshly sliced strawberries, oranges, grapes, cranberries, green onions and creamy goat cheese with raisin pecan sweet crisps and strawberry vinaigrette. 2. Harvest Salad with Chicken All-natural chicken, green apples, toasted walnuts, bleu cheese, cranberries, raisin pecan sweet crisps and balsamic vinaigrette with mixed greens. SANDWICH   Each box comes filled with a specialty sandwich, Bakery Chips, fresh seasonal fruit and a freshly baked cookie. 3 Tuna on whole grain harvest bread with lettuce and tomato4. Smoked turkey, hickory smoked bacon, sliced tomato, lettuce and tomato RSVP REQUIRED by Wednesday, May 3 with menu choice. Cost: $20 for lunch, speaker. $5 for speaker only. RSVP to Barb Wood at 208-284-9167 or click: barbjsocal@gmail.com. Click for our Facebook page: League of Women Voters of Orange Coast Click for our Website: League of Women Voters of Orange Coast.

May 6 Saturday noon-2pm, Anaheim: Anaheim Democrats: Dr Bill on Healthcare, Rashad on Syria @ Haskett Public Library, 2650 W Broadway
Get together with your fellow Anaheim Democrats and discuss burning issues of the day! Two great guest speakers: Dr Bill Honigman on California's single payer healthcare bill, and Rashad Al-Dabbagh on current events in Syria and the Middle East.

May 6 Saturday 1-4pm, Huntington Beach: Trumpcare Die-In: Protest the House Passing the Obamacare Repeal @ Huntington Beach Municipal Pier, PCH & Main
House Republicans narrowly passed the Obamacare repeal bill. But their repeal will leave millions without health insurance. We can't condemn the sick to poverty and the poor to death.   Join us as we die-in to show Dana Rohrbacher--who voted Yes on the repeal--that healthcare is a right for everyone, no matter what age, income level, or health condition.

May 6 Saturday 5pm, Fullerton: Rally against TrumpCare: Medicare for All, Royce Out @ Fullerton City Hall, 303 W Commonwealth Ave.
The House has voted to repeal the Affordable Care. Millions of people will lose insurance. Pre-existing conditions will no longer be guaranteed. Rape will now be considered a pre-existing condition. The House has exempted themselves from this program and they will keep their insurance while millions of us will lose ours.We need single payer healthcare. Let us come together in a big way and rally at the Fullerton City Hall!Ed Royce has sold us out. His time is up.

May 7 Sunday 11:30am-2:30pm, Orange: OC Progressives Picnic Hosted by California 45th and Together We Will OC @ 1 Irvine Park Road, Irvine Regional Park
Let's build a tighter Progressives community in Orange County! Join us so that we can all get to know each other a little better and take some time to build our community outside of the rallies, protests, and other important work we are doing. This is an inclusive event and we welcome everyone who supports progressive endeavors here in Orange County. We are also inviting the declared candidates for the OC Congressional Districts so you may be able to meet our future Representatives!TWW OC will arrive early to stake out a large grass area for all of us. Organizers from various groups will bring tables for food and EZ Ups but it's BYOCB (bring your own chairs and blankets). We will post at the entrance which parking lot we will be closest to and will update this post that morning as well. The event is free but there's an entrance fee to the park of $5 per car.We are asking people to bring a dish to share.Please bring the following according to the first letter of your last name:   Side dish/salad: A-G   Main dish: H-N   Drinks: O-T   Dessert: U-ZWe are also having a donation drive contest at our picnic! Please bring non-perishable food items or new school supplies for Families Forward. Whichever Congressional District collects the most will earn bragging rights! http://www.families-forward.org/Co-hosted by TWW OC, California 45th, and 45th District Alliance

May 7 Sunday 12:30pm, Irvine: "Exploring the Gender Revolution" Film and Panel Discussion @ IUCC, 4915 Alton Parkway
The 90-minute film "Gender Revolution" produced by award-winning producer and host Katie Couric, will be shown followed by discussion with a distinguished panel. The film explores the rapidly evolving complexities of gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation. How do children know with certainty that they are different from the gender they were assigned at birth? What are the biological underpinnings? We also learn from sex and gender experts, trans men and women and college students whose identities go beyond binary gender roles. A complimentary light lunch will be served - RSVP requested. For more information or to RSVP, contact Michael at 949.733.0220. Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/400669306966886/

May 7 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party Meeting - Alan Minsky, Program Director at KPFK @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Guest Speaker: Alan Minsky is the Program Director at KPFK Radio, Southern California's Pacifica station. He is also the producer of The Nation Magazine's and Jacobin's political podcast shows, as well as the Executive Producer of the Ralph Nader Radio Hour. A frequent contributor to Truthdig and Commondreams, Alan is the author of over twenty political essays this past decade. He is also a playwright and the author of four books on the history of American Sports. He will be speaking about the central role of independent media and alternative political parties in the on-going reconfiguration of American and global politics in the wake of the 2007-08 global financial crisis. Alan will be happy to answer any questions about the situation at KPFK.   The GPOC County Council meeting will immediately follow the General Meeting. All attendees are welcome to stay and view the business aspects of running the Green Party during the County Council meeting. https://greenpartyoc.wordpress.com/coming-events/

May 7 Sunday 5:30-8pm, Santa Ana: Convivio de Jornaleros @ 624 S Ross St.
Join OC Colaborativa for a get-together with Day Laborers of Orange County! There will be food, music, conversations, and much more. Your families are invited! https://www.facebook.com/OCColaborativa/

May 8 Monday 10am-7:30pm, Irvine: QTPoC: Curses and "Cures" @ University of California Irvine
Panels, caucuses, films, plays, workshops, activism and more as QTPoC explores Curses and "Cures" that our community faces in medicine, science fiction, and popular life. Registration is required to attend this event, please visit https://qtpocfestuci.com to register!

May 8 Monday noon-1:30pm, Irvine: Decolonizing the Diet @ UCI Student Outreach And Retention (SOAR) 106 Gateway Study Center,
Join us for a public lecture to learn about the cultural relevance of food and its understanding as a source of life and healing for the body, mind, and spirit. The lecture will encourage individuals to reclaim their ancestral knowledge towards sustaining their cultural heritage cuisines and the ongoing processes involved towards decolonizing one's diet.   RSVP: http://bit.ly/decolonize17

May 8 Monday 5-7pm, Irvine: Scholars at Risk @ Irvine Instructional Bldg
A critical discussion, hosted by Hearts of Mercy at UCI, with Syrian scholar in exile, Amal Alachkar, and nationwide campaign coordinator, Shiyam Galyon, about their experiences and the importance of higher education for refugees.Monday, May 8 from 5 pm - 7 pm at HIB 110More information about Refugee Awareness Week: facebook.com/events/184119745418043

May 8-12 Monday 5pm-Thursday 7pm, Irvine: UCI Refugee Awareness Week: Through Refugee EYES @ University of California, Irvine
What are the underlying causes of the refugee crises? What are the challenges refugees face in camps, and what are their long-term aspirations? More importantly, what steps can we take in our local community to address these crises?   Join Hearts of Mercy at UCI, Fresh START, the UCI Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation, and the Olive Tree Initiative during Refugee Awareness Week to explore these questions and more as we seek to gain perspective and understanding "Through Refugee Eyes".
Monday, May 8 Scholars at Risk A critical discussion with Syrian scholar in exile, Amal Alachkar, and nationwide campaign coordinator, Shiyam Galyon, about their experiences and the importance of higher education for refugees. Free Syrian food provided. LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/255367074930258/   Wednesday, May 10 From Passion to Action: Young Leaders in Refugee Relief Join us for a screening of the award-winning film, Salam Neighbor, featuring two American filmmakers who document life in a Syrian refugee camp. A panel discussion with the two filmmakers, as well as young leaders working to provide emergency aid and higher education for Syrian refugees will follow the screening. First 100 guests to RSVP are invited to a free post-reception featuring the panelists and refreshments. LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/689253517912834/ RSVP REQUIRED: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-passion-to-action-young-leaders-in-refugee-relief-tickets-33693401872   Thursday, May 11 Speed Learning: Refugee Populations Globally Learn about different refugee populations worldwide through personal stories and insights from students who have worked in refugee camps, whose family members have been displaced by conflict, or who are refugees themselves. Opening plenary session is followed by 20 minute breakout sessions. LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/1898698947080293/   ALSO AVAILABLE ALL WEEK: STUDENT CENTER: Photography exhibit. View the amazing photography work of Abdulazeez Dukhan, a Syrian refugee who captured resilience in the harsh conditions of refugee camps. RING ROAD (10 am - 2 pm): Information booth about the week's events and involvement opportunities with local organizations supporting refugees. RING ROAD (10 am - 2 pm): "Eye" Pledge Mural. Pledge to make a difference for refugees worldwide through this interactive art display. CROSS-CULTURAL CENTER, RING ROOM (Mon. 10 am - 2 pm and Wed. 10 am - 2 pm): Experience a powerful VR short film about the dangerous journey refugees must take.

May 8 Monday 6:45-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Imagine Action OC Membership Meeting @ The Treehouse at The CAMP, 2937 Bristol St.
Join us for our next full membership meeting. We'll continue with our series of candidate presentations and are so excited to present Katie Porter of district 45, and Harley Rhouda of district 48 who will introduce themselves followed by Q and A and mingling with the candidates. Also IAOC will share the latest updates and developments of the group and activities to get involved in. See you there! Bring a warm jacket - it's outside.

May 8-14 Monday 7:30pm-Sunday, Santa Ana: Seventh Art Stand: Film Series Against Islamophobia @ The Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St.
The Frida Cinema will be participating in the Seventh Art Stand, a nationwide screening series presented by cinemas, museums, and community centers in 25 states, as an act of cinematic solidarity against Islamophobia. These films highlight many of the issues faced by the Muslim community, as well as the Middle Eastern community in general, both in the Middle East and in the United States, and will range from dramas to documentaries to short films. Our full schedule of screenings, with links to trailers and tickets: http://thefridacinema.org/the-seventh-art-stand/   Advance tickets: https://boxoffice.printtixusa.com/fridacinema/movies
Monday, May 8 SHORT FILMS FROM AND ABOUT THE MIDDLE EAST FOR YOUNGER AUDIENCES / 6pm THIS IS NOT A FILM / 7:30pm   Tuesday, May 9 SHORT FILMS / 6pm AMERICAN ARAB / 7:30pm   Wednesday, May 10 SHORT FILMS / 6pm THE DESTRUCTION OF MEMORY / 7:30pm   Thursday, May 11 SHORT FILMS / 6pm HOMELAND: IRAQ YEAR ZERO - PART I / 7:30pm   Friday, May 12 SHORT FILMS / 6pm NEW MUSLIM COOL / 7:30pm   Saturday, May 13 SHORT FILMS / 11:30am TADMOR / 7:30pm   Sunday, May 14 SHORT FILMS / 11:30am AN NEW DAY IN OLD SANA'A / 2pm THE LETTER: AN AMERICAN TOWN AND THE "SOMALI INVASION" / 4pm (Free Screening) HOMELAND: IRAQ YEAR ZERO - PART II / Sunday, May 14, 7:30pm

May 9 Tuesday 9am-noon, Santa Ana: Stop ICE Expansion! #ICEoutofOC @ Orange County Board of Supervisors, 333 W Santa Ana Blvd.
Come Out To The Next Board Of Supervisors Meeting This Tuesday At 9AM!!!!The BOS Want To Increase And Expand Immigration Detention By 120 Beds And We Can't Allow That!#LiberationNotDeportation #Not1More #ICEOutOfOC

May 9 Tuesday 9am-noon, Santa Ana: OC Board of Supervisors Meeting #RiverbedRescue @ 333 W Santa Ana Blvd,
We need to keep a continued presence at the OC Board of Supervisors meetings! Orange County should be a community that treats our most vulnerable members with dignity and respect. Let's remind the board that we need more emergency shelters and permanent supportive housing for Orange County's growing homeless population.Please attend and voice your public comments.Invite & SHARE this event!#RiverbedRescue #ThisHasToStop Hosted by Orange County Poverty Alleviation Coalition.

May 9 Tuesday 6-6:45pm, Huntington Beach: TrumpCare Die-In @ corner of Main and Orange
316,200 People will have their healthcare premiums raised to an unaffordable rate, because of the Trumpcare bill Dana rubberstamped with out reading or considering the consequences it'd have on the families in his district.So we're going to do a flash mob style Die in, with space for speakers afterwards. Please PM the hosts if you'd like to be a speaker.What to Bring:   - Please be bring a sign (shaped like a tombstone) with a preexisting condition, and or the final balance of what a preexisting condition would cost for your family

May 9 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Irvine: Town Hall With or Without Rep Mimi Walters @ Northwood High School Gym, 4515 Portola Pkwy.
f you live in Irvine, Tustin, North Tustin, Lake Forest, Foothill Ranch, Laguna Woods, Laguna Hills, Villa Park, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Coto De Caza and certain parts of Anaheim and Orange, you are part of the 45th U.S. Congressional District and your representative in Congress is Mimi Walters.   Please join your fellow constituents for a Town Hall. We are going to discuss Rep. Walters' positions and votes on key issues, including immigration; education; the environment; healthcare & Medicare; and jobs. We have invited Rep. Walters as our special guest. In the event Rep. Walters declines to attend, we have invited several experts who will discuss her public statements, positions, and votes on these issues, and how her positions impact our lives every day here in the 45th CD.   There will be time for audience questions and we hope the people of the 45th will turn out in great numbers for our Congressional District Town Hall

May 9 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC General Meeting @ San Juan Capistrano Community Center, 25295 Camino Del Avion
Please join the Democratic Women of South Orange County for their May General Meeting. They will be have several guest speakers:"The Fate of the EPA"- SURFRIDER Foundation"San Onofre's Nuclear Waste & Pending Legal Actions"- Ray Lutz of Citizens' Oversight Projects Mr. Lutz has been leading the legal charges against those who wish to store nuclear waste near our ocean's edge! This event does not include dinner. The opportunity to purchase drink tickets will be sent to all confirmed meeting attendees. For more information: email contact@dwsoc.org http://www.dwsoc.org   To RSVP:   https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/maydwsoc?utm_source=DWSOC+-+Everyone+as+of+2-22&utm_campaign=1e3d514b13-

May 9 Tuesday 7:15-8:05pm, Laguna Beach: Voter Registration Training @ Woman's Club of Laguna Beach, 286 St Anns Dr
District data and voter registration training hosted by Register Blue. Everything you need to know to help turn Southern California blue in 2018!The presenter is Sue Bernside, an expert in voter identification, targeting and contact, Vote-By-Mail, as well as coalition building, neighborhood organizing, direct mail and post-election voter canvasses.Also sign up with Register Blue to stay posted about future registration and drives! registerblue.com.

May 10 Wednesday 6-9pm, Irvine: From Passion to Action: Young Leaders in Refugee Relief @ Crystal Cove Auditorium at UCI
For the keynote event of Refugee Awareness Week, join us for a screening of the award-winning film, Salam Neighbor, featuring two American filmmakers who document life in a Syrian refugee camp. The film is immediately followed by a panel featuring Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci, the film's directors and producers, as well as Nada Hashem and Shiyam Galyon who are working to provide emergency aid and higher education for Syrian refugees respectively. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. (Please arrive before 6:15 pm) Film screening: 6:15 p.m. Panel: 7:30 p.m. Salam Neighbor Film Directors and Producers: Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci   Karam Foundation Director of Operations: Nada Hashem Books Not Bombs Campaign Coordinator: Shiyam GalyonBe sure to RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/hearts-of-mercy-at-uci-13501379689 Find more information about Refugee Awareness Week at UCI here: https://www.facebook.com/events/184119745418043/ The event is hosted by Fresh Start at UCI, The Olive Tree Initiative at UCI and Hearts of Mercy at UCI.

May 10 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats May General Meeting @ Orange County Chapter One: the modern local, 227 N Broadway
Come learn how we're going to flip OC's congressional seats from Red --> Blue. Hear from two great candidates for US Congress -- Harley Rouda (CA-48) and Kia Hamadanchy (CA-45) & Campaign Consultant Sue Burnside.Also learn about our recent activism, our delegation to the upcoming California Democratic Convention, & More

May 10 Wednesday, 7-9pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club @ UU Fellowship of Laguna Beach, 429 Cypress Dr.

May 11 Thursday 6-8pm, Irvine: QTPoC Fest UCI: Living Mythologies @ Robert Cohen Theatre 4000 Mesa Rd,
As part of the QTPoC conference queer lives are depicted as living mythologies through rituals and storytelling, communicating the dreams and contradictions of the reality of a queer, trans, or intersex life. Please visit https://qtpocfestuci.com/ to register!

May 11 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Orange: Non Violence 101: What, Why & How @ St. Joseph Center, 480 S. Batavia
This practical and interactive workshop will provide an introduction to non-violence. What it is, why it's effective and how we can use it from the personal level to collective levels. We will explore what we as individuals can do to maintain non violence in our everyday interactions and communication with others. We will explore conflict de-escalation and non-violent strategies.

May 12 Friday 5-8pm, Anaheim: Monthly Anaheim Public Awareness Gathering @ Anaheim Police Dept., 425 S. Harbor Blvd
We will be gathering monthly at the Anaheim Police Dept. with open mic for community members to tell their stories of police abuse. Gathering once a month will give the community an opportunity to learn about unreasonable officers and how to keep them accountable. Bring chalk, signs and friends.

May 12 Friday 6-9pm, Costa Mesa: OC League of Conservation Voters Awards Dinner @ 3000 Club House Rd., Mesa Verde Country Club
Please join us in honoring our special awardees for 2017! Join Orange County's environmental leaders and community for food, drink, camaraderie, support and inspiration! Contact Kathleen Shanfield at kshanfield@aol.com for details regarding sponsorship. This is our annual fund raiser and tickets are $85.00 per person.

May 13 Saturday 9:30am-5:45pm, Orange: Grassroots Organizing Training @ 1916 W Chapman Ave.
You MUST register to attend. REGISTER HERE: http://grodpoc.com/events/5/may-13-training-day/   You Must RSVP so we know how many packets and lunches to prepare!   Only 100 Seats Available so sign up ASAP.   Modules 1-8   Modules 1 & 2: Dem 101 & Conversations that Count (9:30AM - 12:30PM)   Lunch (12:30 - 1:30 PM, $15.00)   Module 3: Voter Registration (1:30 - 3:00 PM)   Module 4 & 5: Canvassing & Phone Banking (3:00 - 4:45 PM)   Modules 6 & 7: Volunteer and Event Management (4:45 PM - 5:15 PM)   Module 8: VAN Data Management (5:15 - 5:45 PM)   You do not have to attend every module. Sign Up for what you are interested in.

May 13 Saturday 9:40am-4pm, Irvine: Voter Outreach Training, Obama Style, Hosted by Sharon Toji @ 4530 Sandburg Way
Voter Outreach Training with Sara Holland, OFA Trainer   9:30 am Registration   10:00-12:00 Training, Part One: Telling your personal story; Using issues to relate to voters   12:00-12:30 Lunch Break. Bring your lunch. Refrigerator, microwave, oven, available. We will provide drinks, paper goods and utensils.   12:30-4:00 Training, Part Two: Voter registration, recruiting new volunteers, door to door and other outreach activities, data recording.   Fifty seats only! You can attend only one part. Part Two will be repeated at the Duck Club on May 21.   Please RSVP at TeamIndivisibleOC@gmail.com   Parking at the site is very limited. Additional parking around the corner at the Public Library or University Community Park or across Sandburg. The lot at the elementary school is often available on weekends.

May 13 Saturday 10am, Mission Viejo: ACLU Freedom City Follow Up This meeting is to follow up on our actions from last meeting in regards to our actions to help get the word out from Orange County Sheriff Hutchens' statement of 23 Feb 2017 in regards to clarification of Orange County Sheriffs Departments Role in Immigration Enforcement. We intend to focus our initial efforts on local schools and city councils. facebook.com/events/120286601853917

May 13 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: OC Peace Coalition Monthly Meeting @ Law Offices of Frank Barbaro, 1111 N. Broadway
We hope you will join us so that we can bring change to OC and bring us closer to peace. Meet and network with others   who are working for change. Park in the back and come in the back door.   Bring your ideas and enthusiasm.

May 13 Saturday 10am-2pm, Fullerton: Canvass Senator Newman's District to Win Guaranteed Healthcare! @ Amtrak Train Depot, 120 E Santa Fe Ave.
S.B. 562, The Healthy California Act, will guarantee high-quality healthcare to all Californians. But first it has to pass a vote coming soon in the State Senate.. Senator Josh Newman needs to hear from constituents ASAP. Join other Healthy California supporters to knock on some doors and spread the Healthy California message in Senator Newman's San Gabriel Valley/Orange County district!

May 13 Saturday noon-2pm, San Juan Capistrano: Voter Registration Training (OC49) @ San Juan Capistrano Community Center, 25925 Camino Del Avion
Learn everything you need to know to register voters and help flip the 49th in 2018. Indivisible Ladera co-hosting. Trainer is Sarah Gibson.Room maxes out at 25, so RSVP on Eventbrite ASAP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/voter-registration-training-oc-49-tickets-34127861352. Sign up at registerblue.com to get updates about future trainings and events!

May 13 Saturday noon-3pm, Santa Ana; Socialist Party meeting @ Gypsy Den, 125 N Broadway, Ste D
This month, we will discuss report backs from the climate march, may day march, and mini homelessness summit as well as the advocacy efforts of our members moving forward. We will also choose members to represent Orange County for the SPUSA national campaigns and discuss the upcoming national convention in New York. We request that participants bring some basic supplies that will be supplied to those experiencing homelessness through the Orange County Poverty Alleviation Coalition and Santa Ana Riverbed Round Table. Donation ideas include nonperishable and easily prepared food items, feminine hygiene items, tents, sleeping bags, and toiletries (wet wipes and hand sanitizer are in high demand.

May 13 Saturday 12:30-2pm, Anaheim: OC NAACP @ Haskett Public Library, 2650 W Broadway
General Meeting

May 13 Saturday 1-3:30pm, Huntington Beach: Off Fossil Fules Launch Event @ 8161 Forelle Drive, Unit #2
This will be a kickoff event where we organize ways we are going to defeat the fossil fuel industry and bring on the clean energy revolution here and across the globe! RSVP http://go.offfossilfuels.org/event/launch_attend/87/?source=taf

May 13 Saturday 1:30pm, Santa Ana: "13th on 13th" Social Justice Film Event - Documentary Film Screening & Panel Discussion @ The Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St
Orange County Multi-Racial Collaborative presents a screening of award-winning documentary “13th”, followed by a panel discussion with people directly connected with the criminal justice system in Orange County from a variety of perspectives and experiences. Limited seating. Free admission. RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oc-mrc-the-frida-cinema-present-13th-tickets-33538431351. Ava Duvernay's 2016 documentary assembles a shocking and unshakable challenge to America's prison system, revealing how America's extreme rate of criminalization is modern-day slavery.   “Come join us to engage in powerful conversation about what you already know, or to learn more so that that we can all take action from a place of knowledge,” said OC-MRC founder Karen Poffenberger.

May 13 Saturday 2:30-4:30pm, Santa Ana: Now is the Time @ OC Employees Association, 830 N Ross St.
Join us for our "Healthcare For All" California Universal Healthcare film screening and panel!   We will be showing a short documentary called "Now Is The Time," a film explaining national U.S. universal healthcare, what it means, why we need it, and where we are in the process of passing it in our federal legislature.   Our panel, consisting of Dr. Bill Honigman, Emma Jenson, Marleen Gillespie, and Drew Orgel, will speak about the California Universal Healthcare bill SB-562 (The Healthy California Act) being voted on right now; including the history of CA healthcare legislation, the economics of the bill, what is in the bill, and where the bill is in our state Senate so we know what we need to do next to get this thing passed!   After the panel, we will have a Q&A session to answer any questions you may have.   We hope you will join us for an afternoon of camaraderie, education, and passion for universal healthcare. Let's work together to pass SB-562!

May 13 Saturday 8pm, Fullerton: The Vagina Monogues: One Night Only for Planned Parenthood @ Universalist Unitarian Congregation in Fullerton, 1600 N Acacia Ave
Come see the famous play by Eve Ensler!*$20 at the door (suggested donation). Every penny raised to benefit Planned Parenthood, one night only, directed by Rose London. Production Team: Judy Mina-Ballard, Calvin A Ballard Presented by the UUCF Players and Sponsored by the UUCF Social Action Committee. "The Vagina Monologues" uses very frank, even startling language to authentically tell the stories of women's lives. We recommend this play for mature audiences only.

May 14 Sunday noon-4pm, Anaheim: Really Really Free Market @ La Palma Park
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. This 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. https://facebook.com/RRFMAnaheim/.

May 15 Monday 7-8:30pm, Laguna Niguel: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club @ Faith Episcopal Church, 27802 El Lazo
If you live in the Aliso Viejo-Laguna Niguel area, we have a local group for you! As a member of Flip the 48th, I am excited to announce the new, to-be-chartered Aliso-Niguel Democratic Club! Our goal is to turn the southern section of the 48th blue at the national, state, and local levels. Future meetings to be held the third Monday of each month. Our first meeting will be a meet-and-greet of fellow progressive Democrats in our area. We will discuss our hopes, goals, and objectives for the group, and divide into interest groups. If you are interested, please message me.

May 16 Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm, Mission Viejo: Defeat Mimi - Meet David Min, UCI Law Professor @ Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Ctr., 24932 Veterans Way,
Please RSVP to event at: CanyonDemocrats@gmail.com   Come and meet David and learn more about the DPOC New Voter Education Drive. This event is hosted by the Canyon Democrats.

May 16 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees Volunteer Debrief @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy.
Our volunteer debriefs are a great opportunity to meet other like-minded volunteers. Volunteers are able to discuss their experiences, ask questions, share success stories and challenges,and provide support to one another. Topics covered can include setting boundaries, self care, lessons learnt, deportations, and managing the challenges of the immigration system. We highly recommend volunteers to attend. http://friendsofocdetainees.org/

May 16 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousins Club of OC: "Open Bethlehem" @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave. We will show a powerful documentary entitled "Open Bethlehem" by film maker Leila Sansour.   The film is about the oppressive situation in Bethlehem, and the international movement to bring freedom and justice to the citizens of Bethlehem, led by Leila Sansour. Come and learn how you can participate in this campaign.

May 17 Wednesday 10am-4pm, Huntington Beach: Juneteenth @ 18100 Goldenwest St.
OC Learning Black History of Huntington Beach, CA is pleased to present Celebrating Freedom! A fabulous afternoon of cultural exchanges: refreshing libations, delicious food and excitement. Who knows what historical African or African American figure might stop and visit. Nelson Mandela, Dr. King, Michael Jackson, Mohammad Ali!? Come experience African and African American heritages, expressed through dance, song, theatrics, paintings, and sculptures. This event draws together local leaders, businesses and commmunity members with one goal - cultural enrichment.   On June 19th, 1865 Union Soldiers arrived in Galveston, TX with the news that the war had ended and all who were enslaved were now free. This was two and a half years after Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.   We will be celebrating this historic day in the park directly behind the Huntington Beach Central Library.   For information on participating call: 714-287-3693   For general information call: 714-377-0659 or visit www.OCLearningBlackHistory .com   For those interested in being a vendor or having a booth at this event please click on the below link and fill out the form and we will contact you.   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf4lFLEB0Aiujjo6_Fm1t4ijJJ3SRTEhZnd_vtE-1Sn48M YDg/viewform?c=0&w=1

May 17 Wednesday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: OC Progressives - Love is Love @ Chapter One: the modern local, 227 N Broadway
This month we will be digging into the current threats to the LGBT community from the new administration, the religious freedom executive order, and also what is happening here in California and how we can engage at the local level to support LGBTQ people from Laura Kanter, the Director of Policy, Advocacy and Youth Programs at the LGBT Center Orange County. She is a recognized leader and advocate for the LGBT community here in Orange County.   We will meet in the Red Room. There is a huge parking structure across the street, and Chapter One will validate your parking. There is no cost for this event, though we encourage you to support this local restaurant by ordering food and drinks during the program. Also, we asked for vegan food options for our events, so they have now added several vegan options to their general menu... so now all their diners every day will have vegan options as well!

May 17 Wednesday 5-7pm, Laguna Beach: Neighborhood Walk and Happy Hour @ 440 Seaview St.
We'll be walking the village neighborhood and practicing door to door canvassing.

May 17 Wednesday 6-9pm, Irvine: From Passion to Action: Young Leaders in Refugee Relief @ UCI Crystal Cove Auditorium
RSVP REQUIRED: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-passion-to-action-young-leaders-in-refugee-relief-tickets-33693401872 For the keynote event of Refugee Awareness Week, join us for a screening of the award-winning film, Salam Neighbor, featuring two American filmmakers who document life in a Syrian refugee camp. The film is immediately followed by a panel featuring Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci, the film's directors and producers, as well as Nada Hashem and Shiyam Galyon who are working to provide emergency aid and higher education for Syrian refugees respectively. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. (PLEASE ARRIVE BEFORE 6:15 pm)Film screening: 6:15 p.m.Panel: 7:30 p.m.   Salam Neighbor Film Directors and Producers: Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci   Karam Foundation Director of Operations: Nada Hashem   Books Not Bombs Campaign Coordinator: Shiyam GalyonBe sure to RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/hearts-of-mercy-at-uci-13501379689 Find more information about Refugee Awareness Week at UCI here: https://www.facebook.com/events/184119745418043/

May 17 Wednesday 6:30-9pm, Irvine: League of Women Voters of Orange Coast Climate Change Program @ University Community Park, 1 Beech Tree Ln.
What Can We Do to Mitigate the Effects of Climate Change in the Current Political Climate? How can we gather support for positive action? Is it possible to influence or convince climate change deniers? How far-reaching are climate change effects? Even to micro-organisms? What possible role will fungi play? Speakers are Dr. Peter Ditto and Dr. Kathleen Treseder of UCI.

May 18 Thursday 1:30-3:30pm, Irvine: Undocumented Trans Womxn and Abolishing Transphobia @ UC Irvine Cross-Cultural Ctr., 103 Gateway
Join us as we build community and converse with activists and community organizers Bamby Salcedo and Jennicet Gutierrez about the work they have done against state violence that undocumented trans womxn face. Their talk is centered around learning about transphobia, how it effects policy making, and how the trans communities resist and survive. Folks will learn how to become more involved and how to show support for this community.   Doors open at 1:30 p.m. The event begins at 2 p.m. Please join us in the Dr. White Room, Cross-Cultural Center.   RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/lnsj5zd.

May 18 Thursday 5:30-8:30pm, Anaheim: OC Labor Federation 17th Annual Solidarity Leadership Awards Dinner @ Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W Katella Ave.
The Orange County Labor Federation cordially invites you to attend the 17th Annual Solidarity Leadership Awards Dinner.   5:30 PM Cocktails   7:00 PM Dinner/Program   Ballroom A & B   ***To purchase tickets, please call Goerge Doctorian at 714.385.1534***

May 19 Friday 5:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Santa Ana Prospera, Defendiendo Nuestras Tierras @ KidWorks, 1902 W Chestnut Ave.
We invite the community of Santa Ana to this event to inform and update residents of the various empty lots that the city currently holds. Update on Thrive Santa Ana the community land trust, its accomplishments and to invite the community to support the CLT at city council. We will ask residents to draw what they would like to see on the lot on Walnut and Daisy. *Santa Ana Active Street (SAAS) will be giving away FREE bicycle helmets.

May 19 Friday 8pm, Lake Forest: OC NORML General Meeting @ Fuddruckers, 23621 El Toro Rd.
At this meeting we will discuss current events, pending state and federal bills and start planning our trip to Sacramento for the CA NORML/ ASA Lobby Day on June 5th. If you want to get educated, involved or go with us to the capital this is the meeting for you! This meeting is free and open to the public. Fuddruckers donates a portion of food sales back to our chapter, so if you purchase any food or drinks please let them know you are with our group.

May 20 Saturday 10am-noon, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle Meeting #3 "The How and Why of Running for Office" with Debbie Cook @ Carden Conservatory School, 5702 Clark Dr
We are a new group of citizens from North OC who are dedicated to direct action in our local community. Our first meeting had 80 participants, our second had 100 and this will be our third Action Planning Session. Come meet your peers! We have two speakers scheduled: 1) Debbie Cook of the Post Carbon Institute (and former HB Mayor) & 2) Kathleen Treseder Enviromental Activist and UCI Professor. After our speakers we'll break into groups by topic. Here's a list of our five Action Teams: 1) Local Elections 2) Environment 3) Health Care 4) #NoBanNoWall 5) Women's Rights. If you are new to activism and community organizing, this a great place to start! We are a group that grew out of the Woman's March and we are just getting started. Visit www.hbhuddle.com to sign-up for our weekly newsletter. ​RSVP Here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/hb-huddle-mtg-3-debbie-cook-on-the-how-why-of-running-for-office?source=direct_link&

May 20-21 Saturday 11am-10pm, Long Beach: Resist Hate with Equality California at Long Beach Pride @ facebook.com/events/734757513367984
Event is two days - Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21, 11am to 10pm each day. This year as we head into Pride season, hope will be Equality California's guiding principle as we engage communities across this state. We are looking for volunteers each day from 11am-10pm to help us build community by engaging new supporters. We're also looking for volunteers to march with us on Sunday, May 21 at 10am. We'll be marching with EQCA boardmember and LGBT leader, State Senator Ricardo Lara! No matter how daunting the challenges ahead may feel, together we will meet them head on and prevail. We are a beautiful, diverse, and resilient community whose commitment to justice is unwavering. We love who we love, we are who we are, and no amount of hate will diminish our pride. Together this Pride season, let us work together to give them hope and resist hate. In addition to clicking "attending/interested" Facebook, please RSVP at http://action.eqca.org/page/s/pride. For any questions, please e-mail Allison VanKuiken, allison@eqca.org.

May 20 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church & State OC Chapter: Dr. Eugenie Scott Fighting Young Earth Creationism and Intelligent Design in 2017 @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
In 2017 science continues to be under attack in the classroom and perhaps now to an even greater extent than before. Eugenie Scott will discuss the challenges of teaching evolution in the public schools and what we can do as activists, citizens and parents. In 2005, Scott and other National Center for Science Education (NCSE) staff worked with Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the ACLU as part of the legal team consulting for the plaintiffs in the Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District case. This case concerned the teaching of intelligent design in public schools, and was decided in favor of the plaintiffs and against the teaching of intelligent design. ​   Eugenie Scott is an American physical anthropologist, a former university professor and an activist opposing the teaching of young earth creationism and intelligent design in schools. She holds a Ph.D. in biological anthropology from the University of Missouri. A human biologist, her research has been in medical anthropology and skeletal biology. For more information: Email us at mail@au-oc.org or visit the Orange County AU web site at  www.au-oc.org. Please visit AU-OC on Facebook, where you can "Like" our page, comment on AU-related articles and find out what's happening with your favorite church-state separation organization

May 20 Saturday 2-4pm, Santa Ana: OC DSA General Meeting @ Isaiah House, 316 Cypress Ave.
Join us as we talk about what we've been doing to fight for a more equitable society, what we're hoping to do in the coming weeks/months, and how you can help us in the struggle.Building off of what we started at our last general meeting in March, we'll be having a supply drive for the homeless community in Orange County at this meeting. If you're able, donations of baby wipes, toiletries, feminine hygiene products, sleeping bags, etc etc would be greatly appreciated.

May 20 Saturday 9:15am-3pm, Hacienda Heights: Interfaith House of Worship Tour /to Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple @ 3456 Glenmark Dr.
​   Visit the largest Buddhist Temple in North America with the Interfaith House of Worship Tour. The program will include a private tour, discussion with Q&A and lunch. Transportation is available. For further information and to RSVP, please visit www.houseofworshiptour.com

May 21 Sunday 2-3:30pm, Misson Viejo: Friends of OC Detainees Orientation @ Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23436 Madero #140@
Did you know over 1000 immigrants are held in Orange County detention facilities every day? Are you interested in ways to support your local immigrant community? Join our community of local volunteers, dedicated to restoring hope and humanity in the lives of immigration detainees throughout Orange County.   Our 90-minute volunteer orientation covers an introduction to FOCD, a brief explanation of U.S. immigration detention, and step-by-step instruction to start visiting detainees. RSVP today on our website, www.friendsofocdetainees.org !

May 23 Tuesday 12:15-1:15pm, Irvine: UCI Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky: "The Supreme Court's Momentous Year (2017): 9 Justices, 3 Major Cases, 60 Minutes" @ University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
UCI Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky (University Synagogue member) is a nationally-renowned professor of constitutional law and federal civil procedure. He is the founding Dean of the University of California Irvine Law School and currently serves as dean and distinguished professor of law. He came to UCI from Duke University, where he was the Alston & Bird Professor of Law and professor of political science since 2004. Previously, he was the Sydney M. Irmas Professor of Public Interest Law, Legal Ethics & Political Science at the University of Southern California Law School for 21 years, and was director of the university's Center for Communications Law & Policy from 2000 to 2004. He served as a professor at DePaul College of Law from 1980-1983, and was a trial attorney with the US Department of Justice, and at Dobrovir, Oakes & Gebhart in Washington, D.C. Dean Chemerinsky received his Bachelor's degree from Northwestern University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. Reservations are required. FREE to University Synagogue members who call (949) 682-4040 or click here to RSVP by May 20. General public will be $10 with an RSVP prior to May 18. This program is qualified for one hour of general CLE credits. Co-sponsored by the Community Scholar Program.

May 24 Wednesday 11am, Irvine: Women For OC - ACLU Activism with Jennifer Rojas and Eve Garrow @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 5 Riparian View
Jennifer Rojas is a community engagement and policy advocate at the ACLU of Southern California, working from the Orange County office. She will share with us what current projects the Orange County affiliate is working on and how local residents can plug in. She will be joined by Eve Garrow, homelessness policy analyst and advocate at the ACLU of Southern California. Bring your own cup for refreshments, please. Bring a friend.   Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1528368470527532/

May 24 Wednesday 11am-1pm, Irvine: Know Your Rights Workshops @ UC Irvine Cross-Cultural Ctr., 103 Gateway
In an ever-changing political climate, it's increasingly important to understand yours and your family's rights while interacting with law enforcement! Join us for a Know Your Rights Workshop featuring lawyers from the UCI School of Law!   Location: CCC, Ring Room Drinks & Pizza will be provided!

May 24 Wednesday 6-8pm, Irvine: NWPC OC - Honorable Lynne Riddle "What Repealing the ACA with AHCA Really Means" @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Join National Womens Political Caucus OC as we welcome the Honorable Lynne Riddle. Judge Riddle will discuss the effects of repealing and replacing the ACA with the AHCA,   and the issues and losses to women as they are proposed (and have been approved by the House), as well what defunding Planned Parenthood may do to the availability of Planned   Parenthood to care for women across the country. For directions and additional info. visit www.NWPCOC.org

May 24 Wednesday 6pm, Irvine: PDA OC Chapter General Meeting @ home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River
Please bring SNACK FOOD POT LUCK item   INTROS - Your Take: Trumpublicans evil, stupid, or crazy?   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, Facebook, Twitter, Periscope… IOTs {EWO, HCHR, SGW, ECR, CFTE, ESJ} Working Grps {ERA, EMI), Virtual Phonebank- MikeFox@pdamerica.org -- Reports. EDUC CONGRESS LETTER DROP: Debrief Reports: Trumpublican Era (Gorsuch in Comey out, Russian cyberwars, Impeachment, etc.), HR676 vs. the AHCA, Special Elections, Winslow Group, coalition partners (eg. NNU, FWW, SSW, OurRevolution/Indivisible), Election 2020, The People's Summit PS2 Chicago June 9-11 www.thepeoplessummit.org   REGIONAL: Updates - Lara SB562 Healthy Calif Act, 2018 Mid Terms, Debreif CDP Leadership Candidates and 2017 Convention Sacramento May 19-21 http://cadem.org/events/2017-california-democrats-state-convention   LOCAL: Reports: Candidates, DPOC, OurRev, Indivisble, TogetherWeWill, Coffee/Weekly Disc Groups-Los Amigos, OC and SouthOC Progs, DFA, CHC-OC, Dem clubs, Issues Groups, Actions, Announcements… WEEKLY ORANGE COUNTY PROGRESSIVE www.ocprogressiveevents.info OPEN DISCUSSION   NEXT MEETING Wednesday June 28   Dr Bill Honigmanc: 949-246-6283, @DrBillH   Progressive Democrats of America (PDAmerica)   www.pdamerica.org, @pdamerica   California State Coordinator   and Greater Orange Co CA Chapter Leader   PDA Healthcare Human Right Issue Organizing Team (IOT) Co-coordinator, @PDAHCare   People Demanding Action (PDAction) a 501(c)4, www.PeopleDemandingAction.org  @PPLDemandAction   Campaign for a Healthy CA (CHC) Orange Co Co-coordinator, www.HealthyCaliforniaCampaign. org   Orange Co Dem Central Comm AD73, Calif Dem State Central Committee Delegate

May 26 Friday 5-6pm, Laguna Hills: Impeach and Stop Trump @ 24085 El Toro Rd.
Say NO to Trump Madness! Bring your Anti-Trump signs and your loud voices. Parking available at several parking lots adjacent to the corner. In Front of Chase Bank.

May 27 Saturday 11am-2pm, Fullerton: Registering Voters @ 711 S Highland Ave.
hosted by CA39 March into '18 and Democrats of North OC   Please join us this Saturday at our Voter Registration Drive! We'll run through a quick training at Richman Park before heading out in pairs, no experience necessary. Registering voters and making sure voters receive their ballot in the mail are some of our best tactics for opposing President Trump's agenda. Republican Ed Royce currently represents the 39th District despite voters choosing Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016. Help us turn this seat blue!

May 27 Saturday 11:30am-noon, Fullerton: Warning! Don't sign the recall petition @ 153 N Raymond Ave.
A "No On Recall" Volunteer Training will be provided. An explanation of the current situation in our fight against the effort to recall Senator Josh Newman will be provided, followed by a brief training for volunteers. After the training, volunteers will be sent out in groups or pairs to known petition locations.   Volunteer shifts available:   Shift 1: 12:00 P.M.-2:00 P.M.   Shift 2: 2:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M.   Shift 3: 4:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M.   If you are able to volunteer for a shift this Saturday, please RSVP to Cynthia Aguirre at info@dnoc.org or 714-469-4399.

May 27 Saturday 1-3pm, Westminster: Be The Cause 2017 Walk for Hope Launch Party @ 15200 Moran St. Unit #139
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. -Lao Tzu
Just an informal meeting to eat homemade ice cream and bounce around ideas. We are also collecting items for a garage sale to raise funds for the Walk. If you can't make it to this first meeting but would still like to be involved in WFH planning, please leave a comment below.   Directions to CB's apartment: To enter the complex: on Moran St go up the staircase leading up to the leasing office and walk into the courtyard. There will be a long corridor to your right, apartment #139 is located at the end of the corridor. You can find parking on Bishop St.   Text CB if you get lost 562.715.2183

May 27 Saturday 2-4pm, Santa Ana: Phone Banking for Jon Ossoff with CodeBlue @ Pat & Dave's house
Join Indivisible OC 46 and friends for our first Phone Banking activity. If we're going to stop Donald Trump's destructive agenda, flipping the House of Representatives Blue will provide a much-needed check on his power. There are special elections throughout the country right now where Red House seats can be flipped. An early win for Jon Osoff in Georgia will bring momentum to this movement. (With momentum comes money for other Democratic challengers, including four right here in OC.) Bring your phone, your laptop or Tablet, and your willingness to join in and see how this Code Blue tool can make a difference.Robin Gurien from CodeBlue spoke at our May meeting and will join us tonight to get us started. This time we will get hands on calling experience. Phone banking can influence special elections all around the country, and Indivisible OC 46 wants to support Code Blues effort of flipping house seats blue. If you RSVP, we will message you the address/directions to Pat and Dave's house in west Anaheim. facebook.com/events/1525657224134270

May 30 Tuesday 10am-noon, Anaheim: Clergy & Community Gathering @ Anaheim United Methodist Church, 1000 S State College Blvd.
We look forward to a time of conversation about the economic justice issues that our communities are facing. With the power of faith, hope, and solidarity we can achieve transformation.   As a distinguished faith and community leader, please join us in our efforts to break down barriers and to further expand economic opportunity for all.   If you plan on attending, please RSVP to: iarellano@cluejustice.org Light refreshments will be provided.

May 30 Tuesday 10-11:30am, Irvine: Russia: A Global Challenge to Liberal Democracies with Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA 28) Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence @ Irvine Barclay Theater, 4242 Campus Dr.
The UC Irvine School of Law will host Representative Adam Schiff, ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, for an address on Russia's threat to liberal democracies. Following his remarks, Representative Schiff will answer questions from Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of the UC Irvine School of Law. This event is open to the public.  Registration is required. RSVP here   Seating is limited. For more event details, or to request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please email Marina Harrison at mharrison@law.uci.edu or call (949) 824-2921.

May 30 Tuesday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Town Hall & Immigration Workshop Lou Correa @ 505 E Central Ave
Join Congressman Lou Correa for an Immigration Workshop and Town Hall Meeting at the Dehli Center in Santa Ana.   Learn about how new immigration policies impact our community, and ask the Congressman about issues important to you.Special guests:   CHIRLA World Relief Garden Grove Mexican ConsulateMake sure to go to Eventbrite and RSVP to guarantee your question is answered.For more information, please contact:   Cassandra.Perez@mail.house.gov or (714) 621-0102

May 30 Tuesday 7:15-8:05pm, Laguna Beach: Voter Registration Training @ Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St Ann's Dr.
District data and voter registration training.Everything you need to know to help turn Southern California blue in 2018!The presenter is Sue Bernside, an expert in voter identification, targeting and contact, Vote-By-Mail, as well as coalition building, neighborhood organizing, direct mail and post-election voter canvasses.Also sign up with Register Blue to stay posted about future registration and drives! registerblue.com

May 31 Wednesday 6-9pm, San Juan Capistrano: Congression Candidate Conversation: 45th, 48th & 49th @ San Juan Hills High School Theatre
Democratic Women of South OC is proud to present: "Getting to Know You" A Conversation with our Democratic Congressional Candidates   Moderated by Rick Simpson. For tickets: secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/may31candidates

May 31 Wednesday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club Regular Meeting @ Costa Mesa Senior Ctr, 695 West 19th St
Sue Meyer, Chair of the OC Action Teach of the California Alliance for Retired Americans, and Eva Goodwin-Noriega, CARA and healthcare activist, will answer your questions about SB562, the Healthy California Act. Connect with your neighbors and get active.

May 31 Wednesday 6-8pm, Brea: Support the DREAM Immigration Rally @ Congressman Ed Royce's Office, 210 W Birch St. Ste. 201
Join us as we gather in support of DREAMers, immigrants, and refugees who face increasing uncertainty and injustice under Trump's inhumane anti-immigrant agenda. #ACTION by Indivisible CA D-39


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Jun 1 Thursday 6-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Paneles Educativos para la comunidad hispana LGBTQ @ Mexican Consulate, 2100 E 4th St.
El Centro LGBT del Condado de Orange, el Consulado de Mexico en Santa Ana, y Equality California están orgullosos de presentar tres paneles con la participacón de expertos de la comunidad quienes discutirán asuntos que impactan las personas LGBTQ y sus familias.Habrá leve merienda, un momento para conocimiento y después del panel, tiempo para preguntas.Nosotros vamos a proveer recursos para los participantes de servicios que hay el la comunidad.

Jun 1 Thursday 6-9pm, Anaheim: OC Congregation Community Organization 2017 Colors of Justice Awards Dinner @ 1855 S Harbor Blvd.
This year we will be honoring leaders in our community who display their Faith in exemplary roles at the Communal, Action, and Democracy level. 2017 Honorees - Faith Community: Barry Ross, Vice President of Healthy Communities at St. Jude Medical Center; Faith in Democracy: Ada Briceno, Secretary-treasurer of Unite Here Local 11; Faith in Action: Islamic Institute of OC, accepted by Shaykh Mustafa Umar, IIOC Education Director. Keynote speaker is Hector Villagra, Executive Director of ACLU of Southern California. We will be standing in solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters as we break our fast together in observance of Ramadan. Light snacks are available before dinner. RSVP and ticket info at http://www.occcopico.org/colors-of-justice-32nd-annual-awards-dinner-2017.html

Jun 1 Thursday 6:30pm, Huntington Beach: Democratic Club of West OC Taco Thursday 2017 @ Don Ramon's Mexican Restaurant, 16961 Goldenwest St
It's time for DCWOC's annual taco social night! Our goal this year is to connect Club members with opportunities for local progressive activism. Please join us to discover and share opportunities in the OC. Want to know more about what's going on at the grassroots level in the OC? Or just hungry and happy to hang out with fellow progressives? Join us for a fun, tasty, and informative evening. Our buffet dinner will include cheese enchiladas, chicken tacos, beef taquitos, rice, beans, green salad, and more--plus a no-host bar. Do you have opportunities to share? Do you lead a group we should know more about or have a plan for turning our county (and our country) Blue? This is your chance to meet with local Democrats, circulate sign-up sheets, distribute flyers, and talk about what you do and why. If you or someone from your group would like be added to the program, please contact us. Doors Open at 6:30; Mexican buffet at 6:45. Program begins at 7. $30 in advance or $40 at the door, space permitting. Seating is limited. Reservations highly recommended. Reserve online at: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/tacos2017 If you have questions or want to be added to the program, email dcwoceventrsvp@yahoo.com or call Julie at 562-857-9831.

Jun 2 Friday 5-6pm, Laguna Woods: Protest to Impeach and Stop Trump @ Chase Bankd, 24085 El Toro Rd
Protest the Trump Administration and all of their attempts to destroy our democracy. Join Laguna Woods Resist this Friday for this peaceful and legal protest. Bring your creative signs and a chair if you might need one. See you there.

Jun 2 Friday 6-8pm, Laguna Beach: Artist Reception for Laguna Bluebelt Photo Contest Winners @ 480 Ocean Ave.
Come and meet the winners of our 6th Annual Laguna Bluebelt Photo Contest. Make new friends and enjoy an evening of music, appetizers and drinks while celebrating the ocean and Laguna's Marine Protected Areas.

Jun 3 Saturday 9:30-11:30am, Brea: Free workshop "The Meat Myth & Plant-Based Meat Sampling" @ Whole Foods Market, 3301 East Imperial Hwy.
Relax and sample delicious meat alternatives, while author and plant-based nutrition advisor, Gina Bonanno-Lemos shares ways in which animal-based meats promote the most common diseases and illnesses plaguing the world today. To attend this month's Plant-Powered OC workshop, registration is required due to limited seating and please, as always, advise us if your plans should change, to allow for another lucky person to attend. Please note that this workshop will take place UPSTAIRS of Brea Whole Foods. Once entered through front door, you can access the stairs on the left side of the market.We look forward seeing you soon! Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plant-powered-oc-workshop-the-meat-myth-plant-based-meat-sampling-tickets-34583940497?aff=efbeventtix

Jun 3 Saturday 10am-noon, Laguna Beach: Voter Registration Drive by Laguna Beach Democratic Club @ 429 Cypress Dr.
We'll have training followed by canvassing & tabling. If people are already trained, they can jump right into registering. Help us flip the 48th Congressional District

Jun 3 Saturday 11am-1pm, Orange: >Santa Ana Riverbed Roundtable/OC Poverty Alleviation Coalition community meeting @ 635 N Eckhoff St Ste K
We'll talk about our next steps to help the people in the riverbed and our county's growing homeless population.

Jun 3 Saturday 1-4pm, Santa Ana: Protege Santa Ana: Building a Movement to End Displacement @ 415 N Sycamore St.
Protege Santa Ana is a grassroots organization committed to the protection of local people and local businesses from gentrification and displacement.   We will be hosting a forum to discuss the history of gentrification in Santa Ana with expert Dr. Erualdo Gonzalez author of "Latino City: Urban Planning, Politics and the Grassroots" followed by updates on current and future development plans and ending with strategies that organizations and collectives use to continue fighting gentrification in their communities.

Jun 3 Saturday 3pm, Huntington Beach: Wear Orange OC - Gun Violence Awareness Day @ Huntington Beach Central Park Picnic Shelters, 6630 Lake View Drive
Bring your Gun Violence Awareness Day signs and join us for a peaceful walk around the Picnic Shelter area of Huntington Beach's Central Park, followed by a gathering with art and frisbee fun for the kids. Bring your own picnic (no alcohol, please). This is a family friendly event, promoting a positive message. Sign up for the event (optinal) at http://act.everytown.org/event/wear-orange-2017_attend/6400

Jun 4 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Green Party County Assembly @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Registered Greens are invited to run for an open seat currently vacant on the County Council, as well as submit bylaw changes or resolutions for consideration by an assembly of active Greens as defined in the bylaws of the GPOC.   Prospective candidates are encouraged to prepare a short biography and statement of candidacy for consideration by the gathered delegates of the County Assembly.   Any registered Green who has attended a General Meeting of the GPOC in the last year will be eligible to participate in the election. All Greens are welcome to attend, whether or not they qualify as delegates,   Our 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 our meeting, please contact Bea Tiritilli: tiritilligreen@sbcglobal.net. For more info, contact Matt Leslie, Secretary, approximateman@earthlink.net. http://www.ocgreens.org. (949)559-7336

Jun 4 Sunday 2-4pm, Dana Point: Plastic Waste Environmental Movie Screening Hosted by Climate Change Committee - Sierra Club Angeles Chapter @ Dana Point Public Library,33841 Niguel Road
A touching and often funny film follows a soon-to-be dad trying to unravel the complexity of our dependent on plastic world. Plastics are everywhere: in our waterway, oceans and our bodies. Learn what we can do about it to get our health and the planet's in better shape.

Jun 5 Monday 5:30-8pm, Mission Viejo: Not My Toll Road's TCA Public Forum @ 28000 Marguerite Pkwy.
We need everybody to attend the mobility forum. We need 5000 people there just like Surfrider did back in 08. We need posters, signs. Bring children. grandchildren. Inform your HOA and send it via email or newsletter.

Jun 5 Monday 6-7:30pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees Volunteer Orientation @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy.
Did you know up to 1000 immigrants are held in Orange County detention facilities every day? Are you interested in ways to support your local immigrant community? Join our community of local volunteers, dedicated to restoring hope and humanity in the lives of immigration detainees throughout Orange County. Our 90-minute volunteer orientation covers an introduction to FOCD, a brief explanation of U.S. immigration detention, and step-by-step instruction to start visiting detainees today. To learn more about FOCD and to RSVP visit our website, www.friendsofocdetainees.org

Jun 6 Tuesday 9am-noon, Santa Ana: OC Board of Supervisors Meeting @ 333 W Santa Ana Blvd.
We need to keep a continued presence at the OC Board of Supervisors meetings! Orange County should be a community that treats our most vulnerable members with dignity and respect. Let's remind the board that we need more emergency shelters and permanent supportive housing for Orange County's growing homeless population.   Please attend and voice your public comments. Invite & SHARE this event!   #RiverbedRescue #ThisHasToStop   More information about what has been happening: Nick Gerda, Shawn Nelson Had Homeless Camp Removed From Riverbed Near Honda Center, Emails Show, Voice of OC, (Mar. 22, 2017), http://voiceofoc.org/2017/03/shawn-nelson-had-homeless-camp-removed-from-riverbed-near-honda-center-emails-show/

Jun 6 Tuesday 4-8pm, Anaheim: Anaheim Keep Your Promise to the LGBTQ Community! @ Anaheim City Hall, 200 S. Anaheim Blvd.
In the wake of the Orlando massacre, the Anaheim City Council promised to fly the Rainbow Pride Flag at City Hall in Friendship Plaza annually from May 22 to June 30.They have failed to do so.  We need to hold the City Council accountable for their promise to the community!It is time for the City of Anaheim to not only fulfill their promise but also make a firm commitment to provide services to the LGBTQ members of the community.Anaheim is a hallmark of Orange County and California. It is time for Anaheim to truly become a welcoming community that celebrates diversity and the authentic lives of its residents. Anaheim needs to live up to its slogan--"City of Kindness." Join Us. Gathering at 4pm in Friendship Plaza and for The Anaheim City Council Meeting @ 5pm.

Jun 7 Wednesday 11am-10pm, Santa Ana: OC 'As One' LGBT Pride Parade & Festival @ 307 N Spurgeon St.
OC Pride invite's you to the Orange County 'As One' LGBT Pride Parade & Festival on Saturday, June 24th 2017! Come and CELEBRATE the ACCOMPLISHMENTS, DREAMS, LOVE, and HOPE of the LGBT community as we take over the streets and expand with tons of great surprises in-store!!! This year we will be shutting down both 3rd and 4th street between French and Main; successfully doubling the size of the festival! Join us as we kick-off the week long celebration with the Official OC "As One" Pride Week starting on Monday, June 19 with nightly PRIDE events all across Orange County! For info and tickets, visit https://www.universe.com/events/orange-county-as-one-lgbt-pride-parade-festival-tickets-D0P65S

Jun 7 Wednesday 6-8pm, Garden Grove: Let's Talk EJ #1: A Snapshot of Environmental Justice in OC @ 13252 Garden Grove Blvd.
Join us as we launch Let's Talk EJ, a new series aimed at building and strengthening a local learning community regarding environmental justice. The series will invite and create space for stories about environment, nature, and justice in the ancestral territory of the Tongva and Acjachemen Nations, now known as Orange County. Info: facebook.com/events/437536603288216

Jun 7 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Irvine: Talking About Science in the Age of Trump @ University Hills Community Center, 1083 California Ave.
Join us for a forum "Talking About Science in the Age of Trump", featuring Cornelia Dean, long time science writer and former Science Editor of the New York Times, affiliate of the Harvard University Center for the Environment, and Distinguished Visiting Lecturer in Environmental Studies at Brown, discussing her new book "Making Sense of Science: Separating Substance from Spin" (Harvard U. Press).   Ms. Dean will be joined by UCI scientists Kathleen Treseder and Kevork Abazajian to discuss the very timely topic of how to help non-scientists deal with and evaluate scientific controversies and scientific "fake news".   "This engaging book offers non-scientists the tools to connect with and evaluate science, and for scientists it is a timely call to action for effective communication." (Laura Bowater, Times Higher Education)   Event hosted by Judy Kaufman, a member of California 45th and resident of UniHills. Admission is free but please rsvp (judykaufman7@gmail.com) so that attendance can be anticipated.

Jun 7 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC Regular Meeting and 14th Anniversary! @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 S. Coast Dr.
Will California's Progress in Clean Energy Survive Trump, Scott Pruitt and the Gutting of the EPA? Our speaker, Arlis Reynolds, will address this issue with her presentation on "California's Energy Industry Role in Fighting Climate Change."  Bring your questions! Our new Take Action Now segment will include postcard and/or petition signings on the most critical issues at the time of the meeting. We will also hear from Dave Min about his campaign for Congress in CD45 and from Farrah Khan, DPOC South County Vice Chair, with a report on the recent CA Democratic Party Convention. Our Community Support for June and July will help Friends of OC Detainees, which provides personal support and visits for immigrant detainees held in three local OC centers. We will accept donations (cash or check) during the meeting.  We meet on the patio. You may order food, beverage during the meeting, and admission is free. Please direct questions to sckopicki@gmail.com.

Jun 8 Thursday 9:30am-12:30pm, Irvine: TCA Monthly Meeting - Save our Village by the Sea @ 125 Pacifica
The regularly scheduled meeting of the TCA San Joaquin Hills Board of Directors.

Jun 8 Thursday 6-8:30pm, Fullerton: Team Laura Oatman Dinner @ The Summit House Restaurant, 2000 E Bastanchury Rd.
Dee Elliott cordially invites you to a dinner reception in support of Laura Oatman - architect, author, mom, small business owner, long-time resident of Orange County...   and Democratic candidate for U.S.Congress CA-48!   Laura will speak briefly about why she is running, why she will win, and be your next representative to DC in 2018! There will be lots of opportunity to chat with Laura personally throughout the evening. Meet other like-minded, forward-thinking members of our business community, and help support your next Congresswoman, who will put people and planet over politics and partisanship.   Bring money for raffle and vendor sales (Sabatino Jewelry, India Hicks & others) who will contribute a portion of profit to Laura's campaign.   $200 per ticket, includes dinner & wine!   Go here to purchase tickets: https://act.myngp.com/Forms/43157955178662400   Go here to check out website: www.oatmanforcongress.com

Jun 8 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Anaheim: Police Oversight Community Meeting @ Downtown Community Center. 250 E Center St.
The Anaheim Civilian Oversight Task Force (ACT), an umbrella organization made up of the Anaheim Community Coalition, ACLU, CLUE, OCCORD, and other groups, invites all local residents interested in genuine police oversight to attend a meeting about the future of the city's Public Safety Board (PSB). For additional info:   facebook.com/events/1387317388003810

Jun 10 Saturday 11am-noon, Huntington Beach: Memorial Day AHCA Silent Demonstration @ Huntington Beach Pier at Main Street
As we pay respect and tribute to our veterans on Memorial Day, we will stand in a silent demonstration at the Huntington Pier Plaza at the Memorial Day ceremony to defend the health rights of those who defend our lives. If you are a veteran, please lead the way.This is a veteran-specific AHCA action. Please make sure your signs speak to this. You can make your own sign. We will also have additional signs for those who don't. If you have family members who served in the military and would like to honor them by bringing photos of them, please do so.

Jun 10 Saturday 11am-4pm, Fullerton: Camp OFA (Organizing for Action) @ UUCF - Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Fullerton, 1600 N Acacia Ave.
Camp OFA is an entry-level training designed to develop new leaders and train local supporters to become change-makers in their community. This is accomplished by teaching new volunteers basic organizing skills and giving them a framework for taking strategic and meaningful action. Tickets at: https://my.ofa.us/page/event/detail/gsf5r3

Jun 10 Saturday 11:30am-2pm, Fullerton: OCYD & SBCYD Maul the Recall! @ 153 N Raymond Ave.
Josh Newman, Democratic State Senate, District 29, is the target of a deceptive and underhanded recall campaign geared toward taking back the Orange County state Senate seat. The recall proponents say this is about taxes, but it's really just a page out of the Trump Republican playbook in order to reverse the progress we've made at the state level!Come join Orange County Young Democrats and San Bernardino County Young Dems as we volunteer with Friends of Josh Newman Opposed to the recall to spread the truth about the costly recall petition!

Jun 10 Saturday noon-3pm, Orange: 72nd Assembly Democratic Allisance Celebration of Our Flag @ Teamsters 952 Hall, 140 S. Marks Way
Please join us this weekend for Flag Celebration, "All American Menu" Lunch and awards presentations to: Consuelo Nieto Patriotic Activism Award to Professor Armando Vasquez Ramos; Chauncey Alexander Social Activism Award to State Senator Josh Newman; Gladys Mason Labor Award to Ada Briceño, Vice President HERE Local 11; Nagi Daifallah Social Justice Award to Samera Sood, Southern California Palestinian American Women's Association. Suggested Admission $10; admission complimentary for Veterans and First Responders in uniform.

Jun 10 Saturday 5-9pm, Orange: Socialists Party USA Meeting And BBQ @ Irvine Reginal Park, 1 Irvine Park Rd.
Join the Socialist Party USA OC for our monthly meeting and BBQ at Irvine regional park. We will be discussing reports back on our several campaigns regarding homeless outreach, eco-socialism, and more. After the meeting stick around for our BBQ. The park closes at 9pm and parking is 3 dollars a vehicle. See you there. Facebook event facebook.com/events/1342307872559176

[rescheduled] Jun 11 Sunday 11am-2pm, Orange: OC Progressives Picnic @ Irvine Regional Park, 1 Irvine Park Rd.
Join us so that we can all get to know each other a little better and take some time to build our community outside of the rallies, protests, and other important work we are doing. We are asking people to bring a dish to share.  info at: facebook.com/events/364285043967318   We are also having a donation drive contest at our picnic! Please bring non-perishable food items or new school supplies for the AIDS Services Foundation. Whichever Congressional District collects the most will earn bragging rights!

Jun 12 Monday 6:45pm, Costa Mesa: Imagine Action OC Monthly Meeting with Candidates David Min and Tony Zarkades @ The Treehouse @ The Camp, 2937 Bristol St,
David Min is a candidate for Congressional District 45  (45th) and Anthony Zarkades is a candidate for CD 48. There is plenty of free parking available, or valet for $3. Please bring a bottle of wine or non-alcoholic beverage to share. More info at https://www.meetup.com/Resist-Newport-Beach/events/240716748/?rv=ea1

Jun 13 Tuesday 8am-2pm, Santa Ana: Housing to End Homelessness @ County of Orange, California, 333 W Santa Ana Blvd.
Since 2000, County Supervisors have cut funding for social services & health care and increased funding for jails & prosecution. The recommended budget includes no funding for housing to end homelessness. No funding means no end to homelessness! Join us to tell the County Board of Supervisors: put permanent supportive & affordable housing funds in the budget! Since 2000, County Supervisors have cut funding for social services & health care and increased funding for jails & prosecution. The recommended budget includes no funding for housing to end homelessness. No funding means no end to homelessness! Join us to tell the County Board of Supervisors: put permanent supportive & affordable housing funds in the budget! facebook.com/events/297865327334290

Jun 13 Tuesday 11am-2pm, Anaheim: OC's 3rd Annual Re-Entry Resource Fair @ Honda Center, 2695 E Katella Ave. (front portico)
This event is co-hosted by OCREP, OC's Day Reporting Centers (contracted by GEO Group), the Public Defenders Office and OCREP's partner organizations.   The purpose of the Re-Entry Resource Fair is to provide formerly incarcerated men and women with accessible information and a connection to resources within Orange County.   This event is FREE and open to formerly incarcerated individuals and their families (please NO children). Attendees do not need to pre-register, registration is on site.   Over 50 vendors representing services, education, employment, legal and more will be on site!   Some include: Our friends from the OC Public Defender's Office and UCI's Law Clinic will be on site answering legal questions and our friends at Pacific Reentry Career Services Inc will be offering resume review/critiques.   Want to get involved or reserve a table? Please email us at info@ocreentry.com for flyers, registration info or more information   Please spread the word, we look forward to seeing you there!

Jun 13 Tuesday noon-1pm, Webinar: Eyes on ICE: Know Your Rights and Practical Tips for Filming Immigration Agents @ Online
Join Immigrant Defense Project (IDP) & WITNESS for a webinar on the power and perils of filming Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and how to safely, ethically and effectively document encounters. For years, ICE has surveilled and targeted immigrant communities at their homes, workplaces and in public spaces. During raids, ICE agents have used harmful tactics - like violence, intimidation and deception - often only seen by immediate witnesses. Filming ICE on a cell phone or other device can help expose illegal activity and rights abuses committed by ICE officers, deter violence, confirm reports and serve as evidence. However, if footage isn't captured and/or shared safely and ethically, there can be unintended harm to both the person being filmed and the person filming. Join the webinar to learn more! We hope to make the presentation available in Spanish in the near future. Please let us know if this is of interest or if you know of resources that might help us make this possible. Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6404314766316880385  If you have any questions or issues registering, please email Michelle Parris at michelle@immdefense.org.

Jun 13 Tuesday 4-7pm, Irvine: Irvine City Council Meeting - Substation Discussion @ City of Irvine City Hall, 1 Civic Center Plz.
This is the meeting you don't want to miss out on! We need our elected city council members to do what's right for Irvine and not hand over our rights to developers and SCE. We, as a community, must demand that the safety and health concerns of people come before profits. The proposed site for the Electrical Substation is not acceptable and The Irvine Company and SCE must review other alternative sites that are away from pre-existing developments.

Jun 13 Tuesday 5-8pm, Irvine: Request Congressional Town Hall @ City of Irvine City Hall, 1 Civic Center Plz.
A group of Irvine residents are gathering to ask the Irvine City Council to help us reach out to Congresswoman Mimi Walters for a town Hall. The Lake Forest, Laguna Woods and Tustin City Councils have reached out on behalf of their constituents; it's time Irvine City Council did the same.   Speakers are needed for general comments which occur sometime between 5:30-6:30pm depending on the agenda.

Jun 14 Wednesday 11:45am, Santa Ana: Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council Round Table Discussion - Love Thy Neighbor @ Church of Latter Day Saints, 801 Dover Dr.
Please join us for our June meeting to discuss and learn what "Love Thy Neighbor" means from our various faith traditions. Please RSVP via email to farrah@firstdrops.org. Luncheons are $12 with RSVP and $15 at the door. Join the Council every 3rd Wednesday of the month the month for our monthly program luncheon. www.nmiinterfaith.org; https://www.facebook.com/NMIIC

Jun 14 Wednesday 6-7pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club Annual Sunset Beach Picnic @ 4007 Victoria Ave.
Please join us for games, food, and fun at Heisler Park.

Jun 15 Thursday 8am-2pm, Santa Ana: Housing to End Homelessness @ 333 W Santa Ana Blvd.
Since 2000, County Supervisors have cut funding for social services & health care and increased funding for jails & prosecution. The recommended budget includes no funding for housing to end homelessness. No funding means no end to homelessness! Join us to tell the County Board of Supervisors: put permanent supportive & affordable housing funds in the budget!

Jun 15 Thursday 6-8pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle Local Elections Group's Vote Registration Training with Sara Holland @ Summerlane Clubhouse, 5245 Foxglove Dr
The HB Huddle Local Elections Group is joining forces forces with Code Blue, One Country Over Party, IOC48, OC Progressive, Imagine Action, Swell, Wave, TWW, Eastside Huddle, Laguna Unites, and Courage Campaign to organize a bad ass ground game! Step One! Attend this event and get trained by a pro, Sara Holland, to register and engage voters in your neighborhood. This is a public event with limited space (Building capacity is 57 people), so please reserve your spot by indicating your intention to attend on this event notice. Sara Holland is an experienced community organizer. She spent months in the Nevada desert in 2008 as the assistant to the state field director for Obama For America. She interned in Senator Feinstein's office, and worked on democracy and peace building issues at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy while earning her Master's Degree in International Politics at Queen's University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where she lived for almost a decade. She is also a teacher for Los Angeles Unified where she is active in organizing for public schools and against privatization of education. All of her experiences tell her that democracy lives and dies in the field of every campaign.Doors Open at 5:45 pm. Training will begin at 6pm sharp! Please bring a folding chair if you have one.

Jun 16 Friday noon-2:30pm, Fountain Valley: Lunch with League: The History and Importance of the Separation of Church and State @ Claim Jumper, 18050 Brookhurst St.
Our Speaker, Stephanie Campbell, is a founding member (2004) and current president of the Orange County chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, a nonpartisan educational and advocacy organization. She is the Vice President of their National Board of Trustees and chairs the Strategic Planning Committee. She also volunteers for the League of Women Voters and is the County Action Coordinator for Compassion and Choices and speaks around the County for both organizations. She is a certified speaker for ACLU on religious rights. She is a graduate of the University of Washington and received her MBA from California State University, Fullerton. See flier for details. This event is open to League members and the general public. All are welcome. Bring a Friend. RSVP Required by June 13 with your menu choice To Barb Wood at 208-284-9167 or barbjsocal@gmail.com Entree choices include Caesar Salad with chicken or Vegetables; alf Clubhouse Sandwich (Turkey, Ham, Bacon, Swiss and Gouda Cheese) with Soup; Petite Chicken Pot Pie; Black Tie Pasta with Chicken or Vegetables. Cost: $20 for lunch, speaker or $5 for speaker only. Website: http://orangecoast.ca.lwvnet.org Call 949-451-2212. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LWVOrangeCoast Mail: P O Box 1065, Huntington Beach, CA 92647.

Jun 17 Saturday 9:30-11:30am, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle 48th District "Get To Know your Candidates" @ Carden Conservatory Elementary School, 5702 Clark Dr.
The HB Huddle is excited to host a series of "Get To Know Your Candidate" events. These Q&A sessions will feature congressional candidates who are running for Dana Rohrabacher's seat in the 48th District. Our June event will feature Laura Oatman and Boyd Roberts. Our July event will feature Harley Rouda and Tony Zarkades. Candidates will speak briefly followed by Q&A. Not familiar with the HB Huddle? Not an HB resident? That's okay! Come get to know your candidates! We hope you'll come join us to educate yourself, meet your peers, and leave feeling energized and hopeful.

Jun 17 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: OC NOW Election Meeting @ LGBT Cener on Fourth, 305 East 4th St #200
Orange County NOW Election Meeting with featured Speaker, Kim Sontag-Mulder, California NOW Program Vice President. Parking is located in the adjacent structure or street (metered).  Find us at ocnow.org  Program includes Featured Speaker, OC-Now Election; Raffle; Light Refreshments. Please RSVP KimS@ocnow.org.

Jun 17 Saturday 10am-noon, Fullerton: Demand an Independent Commission - Investigate Trump-Russia Ties @ Fullerton City Hall, 303 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Our rally and march will demand that Congress establish an independent nonpartisan commission charged with preparing a report that details past interference by foreign entities in the U.S. electoral system, and proposes legislation and programs to counter current and future interference by foreign entities in our elections   We will gather at Fullerton City Hall at 10am and rally for a short time then listen to speakers. Then we will march on the sidewalks to Harbor and Commonwealth and head north on Harbor.   We are currently in the process of gathering a list of speakers. facebook.com/events/1393010480785846

Jun 17 Saturday 10am-4pm, Huntington Beach: Juneteenth and Celebrating Freedom! @ 18100 Goldenwest St
OC Learning Black History of Huntington Beach and OC NAACP will present Celebrating Freedom! A fabulous afternoon of cultural exchanges: refreshing libations, delicious food and excitement. Who knows what historical African or African American figure might stop and visit. Nelson Mandela, Dr. King, Michael Jackson, Mohammad Ali!? Come experience African and African American heritages, expressed through dance, song, theatrics, paintings, and sculptures. This kid friendly, free event draws together local leaders, businesses and community members with one goal - cultural enrichment.On June 19th, 1865 Union Soldiers arrived in Galveston, TX with the news that the war had ended and all who were enslaved were now free. This was 2 1/2 years after Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. For information on participating call: 714-287-3693   For general information call: 714-377-0659 or visit www.OCLearningBlackHistory.com For those interested in being a vendor or having a booth at this event please click on the below link and fill out the form and we will contact you. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf4lFLEB0Aiujjo6_Fm1t4ijJJ3SRTEhZnd_vtE-1Sn48MYDg/viewform?c=0&w=1

Jun 17 Saturday 11am-1pm, Orange: >Santa Ana Riverbed Roundtable/OC Poverty Alleviation Coalition community meeting @ 635 N Eckhoff St Ste K
We'll talk about our next steps to help the people in the riverbed and our county's growing homeless population. https://www.facebook.com/events/519035105112537

Jun 17 Saturday 11am-4pm, Fullerton: Volunteer to #MaulTheRecall @ 153 N Raymond Ave.
Join us to support Josh and fight back against right-wing lies. Lunch is provided, so bring friends and come hungry!   If you can't make it on Saturday, stop by our office any time to be trained, pick up literature, or just to say hi! indoors at Clubhouse 2, Main Lounge. Bring a dish + just $5 at the door

Jun 17 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church & State OC Chapter Presents: Hussam Ayloush, Executive Director of CAIR-LA, Fighting Islamophobia in 2017 @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
This presentation will focus on challenges faced by the Islamic community from the Muslim Ban and immigration issues, fighting hate crimes to understanding the road ahead from a practical perspective. A related challenge is how the Muslim community responds to the anti-Islamic hysteria from the population at large as well as from administration officials and in so doing promotes the best values of our nation and educates America on Islam and diversity. Hussam Ayloush is the Executive Director of Council on American-Islamic Relations for the greater Los Angeles area. He holds a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering and an MBA. He has appeared on local, national and international media outlets. Mr. Ayloush is a regular speaker at many California colleges, schools, Islamic centers, churches, conferences, and universities. He is an active member of various interfaith groups promoting pluralism, dialogue, understanding and cooperation among America's and our world's diverse faith communities. For more information, email mail@au-oc.org or visit our web site at  www.au-oc.org.

Jun 17 Saturday 4-6pm, Santa Ana: OC DSA General Meeting @ Isaiah House, 316 Cypress Ave.
We've got a lot to discuss, from the recent successes/next steps for California single payer healtcare, to charting a course for the 2018 elections, to the DSA's national convention in Chicago in August.   On that last point, as an official chapter, we're lucky enough to be able to send six delegates to the convention, who will be able to vote to shape the policy of the national org in the coming months/years. We're going to be electing these delegates at this meeting. Any dues paying member of the DSA can nominate themselves - we'll be announcing the nomination mechanism in the coming days - and we'll be sending the top six. The one qualifier is that we're going to send a minimum of three non-male-identifying representatives (don't worry, we're ALL Bernie Bros here).   Some quick notes on the venue: Isaiah House is the outpost of the Orange County Catholic Worker, and as part of their mission of service and outreach, it is also a residence for a number of people, some of whom use the meeting area as sleeping quarters. We ask that you keep this in mind, and keep from littering/general ruckus. Additionally, there are something like a dozen cats who call Isaiah House their home, and while our meeting space is outdoors, those with cat allergies should take any necessary precautions.

Jun 17 Saturday 4:15-6:45pm, Irvine: CA-22 & Indivisibe OC demonstration at RPOC Flag Day Fundraiser @ Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Rd.
CA-22 (Devin Nunes Cong. District) and Indivisible OC are organizing this event protesting Nunes and four OC GOP reps. Ed Royce is confirmed to attend and Rohrabacher, Walters and Issa have all purchased tables. **CA-22 will be providing signs and a press release for Nunes, and we will be doing a joint press release for all four OC GOP reps. Feel free to bring your own district signs as well, or be creative and incorporate all five reps. Watch Facebook event page for more details.

Jun 18 Sunday 5-6:30pm, Irvine: Indivisible Community Organization Meeting @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club
Time to get serious about community organization! Come and sign up for a Precinct Neighborhood Team. We need a leader for each team, and the team will get data so it can fan out in the neighborhood to recruit more volunteers. Each team can plan how it will reach out to neighbors so they understand how important their vote in the 2018 election will be. The team can register voters, and talk to neighbors door to door and at planned community events like coffees or even picnics or dessert socials. https://www.facebook.com/events/434674890239920

Jun 19 Monday 4-6pm, Anaheim: The People's Homeless Task Force @ Unitarian Universalist Church, 511 S. Harbor
Public comment prep for Anaheim City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 20 - agenda items #27, review anti camping ordinance, and #28 establish homeless policy working group http://www.anaheim.net/2527/Agendas

Jun 19 Monday 6-8pm, Irvine: Climate Action Meeting @ UCI Community Center, 1083 California Ave.
The exit from the Paris Agreement has spawned renewed activity on climate and environmental issues at our group on the LOCAL level. ome to our meeting and learn how to get active in local climate advocacy.   We plan to support the non-political group OC for Climate Action (OCCA) and will coordinate visits to city council meetings with them and other groups concerned about the environment and climate. We'll learn what to say in our 3 minute allotted time slots. We have invited some experts to advise us in this task.

Jun 19 Monday 6-8:30pm, Fullerton: Meet Delaine Easton @ 1411 Melody Ln.
Join Orange County leaders and influencers for a meet and greet with Delaine Eastin, candidate for Governor.  Throughout her career, Delaine Eastin has been a leader who has never been afraid to stand up to bullies on behalf of what is right for the future of our state and our children. Delaine took on the tobacco industry and helped pass two propositions: one educates children on the dangers of smoking, and the second created and funds First 5 California, the critical program that focuses on child development from ages zero to five. As State Superintendent, Delaine joined the successful lawsuit against Governor Wilson's Proposition 187, that onerous legislation that tried to make police, health care professionals and our teachers de facto immigration agents. During her tenure as Superintendent, Delaine reduced class sizes in grades K-3, and California went from 47th in the nation in funding, to 27th. Sadly, we now rank in the bottom 10 again. As State Superintendent, Delaine Eastin fought tirelessly for the children of California…and she won many battles. Now she is ready to take this fight into the Governor's office. Read more about Delaine at http://www.delaineforgovernor.com/meetdelaine

Jun 19 (3rd Monday) 7-8:30pm, Laguna Niguel: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club @ Faith Episcopal Church, 27802 El Lazo
Join like-minded Democrats in the Aliso Viejo-Laguna Niguel area to focus on national, state, and local elections and issues.

Jun 20 Tuesday 5-6:30pm, Fullerton: Letter to the Editor - Gathering re AHCA @ 1981 Sunnycrest Dr.
Bring your laptops, ipads, phones, or just pen and paper! We will be writing Letters to the Editor, regarding the AHCA. Examples of letters and instructions will be available as well as addresses, emails of local news organizations.

Jun 20 Tuesday 5-9pm, Santa Ana: Press Conference: Universal Representation for Santa Ana @ Santa Ana City Council, 20 Civic Center Plz.
Don't Let Santa Ana Fall Behind, We Need Universal Representation Now! Join us for a press conference outlining why the City of Santa Ana should follow suit like other cities and commit to supporting #DueProcess4All. During the 6/20 Council meeting, The City will consider whether to allocate funds to support Santa Ana residents who can not afford an attorney during their immigration proceedings. Only 14% of immigrants in detention are represented by attorneys, leaving the vast majority to fend for themselves against a highly trained ICE prosecutor in immigration court. The funds the City is considering would greatly benefit Santa Ana residents currently detained at the Theo Lacy detention center in Orange. *Santa Ana City Council Meeting Begins At 5:45 PM*

Jun 20 Tuesday 6pm, Fullerton: Phone Bank to Maul the Recall @ 153 N Raymond Ave.
Let's help the Friends of Josh Newman campaign maul the recall. Join us as we phone bank district constituents to remind them not to sign the petition and tell them the truth about the deceptive tactics the recall campaign is using. There will be food, (non alcoholic) drinks, and tons of energy. You'll meet Vincent (the campaign's volunteer manager extraordinaire) along with many TWW regulars. Bring yourself, bring your friends, and help us maul the recall! Info: facebook.com/events/1724405707575381

Jun 20 Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm, Fullerton: Support a Clean & Green Fullerton @ Fullerton City Hall, 303 W Commonwealth Ave.
Please come to the meeting and share your own thoughts with the council on the issues of pollution, climate change and green energy, and let's open up the dialogue on this important issue that impacts not only our health and safety, but our energy and water bills and our businesses.

Jun 20 Tuesday 10-11am, Huntington Beach: Tuesday's with Dana - Pink OUT the Pier with Planned Parenthood! @ Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, 101 Main St,
June 20 at 10am We'll be Joining Planned Parenthood to “Pink Out the Pier” in Huntington Beach  Wear pink and bring signs about Planned Parenthood and the importance of healthcare and women's rights! Don't forget the Pussy Hats! As summer comes to Orange County, our weekly event known as Tuesdays with Dana will be at 10:00AM. The new time allows for us to avoid the beach crowds and the heat. As we have been a dedicated group since the Tuesday after Inauguration Day, we will continue to show up to demonstrate our concern for our district and to hold our member of congress accountable. Text "Indivisible" to 84483 on your mobile phone to receive text alerts about the weekly theme for Tuesday's with Dana and other events.

Jun 20 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousins Club of OC: Americans for Israeli/Palestinian Peace @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Jeff Warner, a member of L.A. Jews for Peace, and long time peace activist, recently visited Bethlehem and Hebron with the Center for Jewish Non-violence. He will report on his trip and give us his views on a possible solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Discussion will follow. Please join us.

Jun 21 Wednesday 6pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratoc Club @ 25925 Camino Del Avion
Last Chance to RSVP!   Come join our June 2017 General Membership Meeting. Our guest will be Harley Rouda, candidate for the CA 48th Congressional District against Rep. Dana Rohrabacher! We'll also be continuing planning our resistance against the Trump agenda, including voter registration at the San Juan Capistrano Fourth of July Celebration. There will be a healthy buffet dinner along with like-minded friends. Please RSVP at our ActBlue page, or to Willa at willa@cox.net or 949-370-0401.   Dinner is $20 for SOCDC members and $25 for non-members. For those of you who do not want dinner, SOCDC members get in free, non-members $5.  Not a member? Join us! Still have questions? Contact Mary Navarro at (916) 367-8247.

Jun 21 Wednesday 7:45-9:45pm, Anaheim: Refugees Welcome Ramadan Iftar @ Olive Tree Restaurant. 512 S Brookhurst St.
Join us for an iftar meal with local refugee families who have recently arrived in Orange County. During this blessed month of Ramadan, we will welcome new refugee families and share what home, belonging and a meal means to all. This event is organized by the Arab American Civic Council in partnership with The Beautiful Resistance, A Country Called Syria, and World Relief Garden Grove/Southern California. Olive Tree Restaurant is inviting the refugee families and proceeds from the event will benefit our work towards advocacy for refugees in Southern California.  The Arab American Civic Council is a 501c3 tax-exempt organization.

Jun 22 Thursday 11:30am-1pm, Newport Beach: Luncheon Program: What Happened to the Middle? @ 4110 MacArthur Blvd.
The 2016 general election became known for the polarizing effect it had on the electorate. With specific issues dictating polling outcomes and candidates catering towards those key message points, many were left to wonder, what happened to the middle? Join us and our distinguished panel of experts as we discuss what led up to this point and what the future of politics looks like moving forward.

Jun 22 Thursday 6:30-9pm, Irvine: DSA - OC Electoral Politics Committee Meeting @ 2222 Michelson Dr.
Join the OC Democratic Socialists of America at Trade Food Hall as we have the first standalone meeting of our Electoral Politics Committee. We'll be talking about issues ranging from what will be on our ballots in 2018, to how we should identify candidates that align with our political vision, and maybe to how we can raise up candidates of our own! This will be a working meeting, so come with laptops, notebooks and tablets in hand, as we'll be researching, drafting and discussing how we're going to posture ourselves for 2018 and beyond. Admission is free.

Jun 22 Thursday 6:30-9:30pm, Dana Point: No Nuke Dump Presentation @ Hennessey's Tavern, 34111 La Plaza
Ray Lutz, of Citizens' Oversight, makes an informational presentation on the proposal to build a nuclear waste facility on the beach at San Onofre, only 100 feet from the high water mark and just inches over the salt water table. Your comments and questions are appreciated. Presented with assistance from "Sea Drinks." Please let your friends and neighbors know about this event.

Jun 23 Friday 9-11am, Stanton: Community Coffee with Senator Josh Newman and Stanton Mayor Carol Warren @ Stanton City Hall, 7800 Katella Ave.
Listen to an update on pending legislation, ask questions about state issues, enjoy coffee and conversation. Refreshments provided. For more info, call 714/671-9474 or email senator.newman@senate.ca.gov.

Jun 23 Friday 4:30pm, Garden Grove: WELead OC Candidate/Political Training @ Unite HERE Local 11 O.C. Office, 13252 Garden Grove Blvd #200
WELead OC's Candidate and Political Training is open to all Orange County Progressive Democratic Women who have an interest in running for local office and for Women who want to work, professionally, with local campaings. WELead OC's primary focus - Women of Color and Women living in under-represented Orange County communities. Primary Training Topics include   Creating an Effective/Winning Campaign;   Spreading Your Message; Communications; Social Media; Mail; Voter Contact;   Money - You'll need it!   Volunteer; Grassroots Network.   Register or Questions: www.weleadoc.com contact Karen Hinks hinkskaren@gmail.com or (714)615-2741   WELead OC is a Political Non-Profit dedicated to engaging, educating and empowering Orange County's Progressive Democratic Women, through political training programs, speaker and leadership events, building a backbench of Progressive Democratic women to run for elected office and work as professionals with campaigns.   $75 off registration fee if you register and pay online before midnight Friday, June 2nd! Registration Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScVH7PVsXZpdMYdq0T2EsCx6xszpB1_tUaOXLk9bVK0ACDENA/viewformOnline Registration: https://secure.campaigncontributions.net/52120/Contribute-to-WELead-OC   Two sessions to choose from: Friday, June 23rd thru Sunday June 25th or Friday, July 7th thru Sunday, July 9th WELead OC's Candidate and Political Training is open to all Orange County Progressive Democratic Women who have an interest in running for local office and for Women who want to work, professionally, with local campaigns.

Jun 23 Friday 5-7pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Demcrats Hosts John Chiang @ Super Antojitos Express, #21002 E 17th St, Ste. A
Join State Treasurer John Chiang as he explains his vision for the state of California.

Jun 24 Saturday 7:30-9:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Pride's Monthly Board Meeting @ 414 W 4th St, Ste N
Join us for the final meeting before this year's OC Pride Week and Orange County 'As One' LGBT Pride Parade & Festival! This meeting is open to the public and we encourage everyone of the community who wants their voice heard and their 2 cents counted towards their PRIDE to come. Volunteering opportunities for the upcoming events will also be discussed for those wishing to learn more about getting involved for the day of!

Jun 24 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: UN Coffee TALK Series @ American Red Cross Blood Center, 600 Parkcenter Dr.
UNA Orange County Chapter will host Rima Nashashibi, who will share her insights on the topic of Global Migration with a special emphasis on Syrian Refugees. The United Nations Association is a membership program of the UN Foundation, and is dedicated to building understanding of and support for the ideals and work of the UN among the American people. No charge for the event; RSVP to joy.adams@gmail.com is requested. Refreshments will be served and a $5.00 donation is suggested. Visit http://www.una-oc.org/ for more information.

Jun 24 Saturday 5-7pm, Santa Ana: The Official OC Pride 'As One' Closing Party @ The Yost Theater, 307 N Spurgeon St.
OC Pride for the Orange County 'As One' LGBT Pride Parade & Festival - and we're kicking it off with a full week of events during 2017 OC Pride Week!   Main Stage Healdiners will be performing - at the Historical Yost! Get your All Access Festival Entertainment Wristband or VIP Pass today to gain entrance to all of the festival entertainment venues during the day including the Main Stage and Leather Demo Tent, free game tokens to play any of the adult sized challenges for your chance to win all sorts of prizes, and entrance to the place to be on Saturday Night. $10 Advanced Wristbands / $20 at the Door - don't wait, this event WILL SELL OUT. Get your Wristband at: https://www.universe.com/orangecountyasonepridefestival. Guests must be 18+ and have a government issued ID. Drivers Licenses, Identification Cards or Passports accepted. MUST NOT BE EXPIRED   Please note: An "All Access" Entertainment Wristband or VIP Pass from the Orange County 'As One' LGBT Pride Parade & Festival also gains entry to the Closing Party!

Jun 24 Saturday 8pm-12am, Santa Ana: Pride Celebration @ 305 E. 4th St., 2nd Floor
A benefit for LGBT Center OC! Music, dancing, cocktails. Admission: $10. More info: 714/953-5428; peg.corley@lgbtcenteroc.org;  lgbtcenteroc.org

Jun 25 Sunday noon-2pm, Irvine: MoveOn: Community Cookout @ 4 Windjammer
RSVP: http://act.moveon.org/event/cookout_attend/12133/?source=taf   Since November, Americans have been engaged in nonstop resistance to the dangerous rhetoric and actions of the Trump administration and the GOP. Millions of us have marched, protested, called, written, and otherwise stood up. It's time to take a moment and celebrate what we've achieved — and recharge for the work ahead — with a summer social gathering: a Resistance Summer Community Cook-Out!   For more info:facebook.com/events/1909811042674151

Jun 25 Sunday 1-3pm, Fullerton: Healthy CA Town Hall in Assemblymember Quirk-Silva's District! @ Temple Beth Tikvah, 1600 N Acacia Ave.
Creating the Future of Healthcare in California! Learn about the Healthy California Act, S.B. 562 and the next steps to guarantee healthcare for all Californians. Sponsored by Progressive Democrats of America, California Alliance for Retired Americans, Healthy CA - Orange County, Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Fullerton, People demanding Action and California Nurses Association. For more information on the Healthy California Campaign, please visit http://www.healthycaliforniaact.org/

Jun 25 Sunday 1-4pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative: "Hate Speech and De-Escalation" @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St. #200 (above the Frida Cinema)
OC Racial Justice Collaborative hosts OC Human Relations Commission special guest speakers Don Han and Antonio Benitez.   Know the hate in your own back yard. Learn statistics, myths and facts about hate speech, and hate in Orange County.   In response to community need, Don and Antonio will also discuss de-escalation methods to protect yourself from harm when you are encountering hate speech.   OC Racial Justice Collaborative is a place to come and meet racial justice activists who work toward anti-racism by engaging in perspective-busting education, personal conversation, and allyship action. Your involvement makes a difference - join us!   Presentation follows the June General Meeting of OC Racial Justice Collaborative. Anyone welcome to either or both.   1-2 PM: OC Racial Justice Collaborative Monthly Meeting, including New Member Orientation and Meeting/Committee Update/Discussion. All welcome.   2-4 PM: Presentation by special guests Don Han and Antonio Benitez of Orange County Human Relations.

Jun 27 Tuesday 10am-noon, Tustin: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice Community Gathering @ Congregation B'nai Israel2111 Bryan Ave.
Join us during our June Clergy & Community Gathering!! We look forward to a time of conversation about the economic justice issues that our comunities are facing. With the power of faith, hope, and solidarity we can achieve transformation. As a distinguished faith and community leader, please join us in our efforts to break down barriers and to further expand economic opportunity for all. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to:  iarellano@cluejustice.org Light refreshments will be provided.

Jun 27 Tuesday 4-11pm, Irvine: Irvine City Council Meeting - Substation Discussion @ City of Irvine City Hall, 1 Civic Center Plz.
This is the meeting you don't want to miss out on! We need our elected city council members to do what's right for Irvine and not hand over our rights to developers and SCE. We, as a community, must demand that the safety and health concerns of people come before profits. The proposed site for the Electrical Substation is not acceptable and The Irvine Company and SCE must review other alternative sites that are away from pre-existing developments.

Jun 27 Tuesday 6-8pm, Costa Mesa: Passionate Collector Fundraiser for Laura Oatman @ The Passionate Collector, 21115 Newport Coast Dr.
Susan Shieldkret & David Dull are hosting a fundraising reception to elect Laura Oatman to Congress in the 48th Congressional District!   Wine & hors d'oeuvres will be served. Please feel free to share & invite your friends from the area!   Suggested donation levels:   Individual $125   Couple $250   RSVP to kat@oatmanforcongress.com & purchase your ticket here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/pc617   To learn more about Laura, visit www.oatmanforcongress.com

Jun 28 Wednesday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: Banning Ranch Conservancy Meeting @ Mesa Verde United Methodist Church, 1701 Baker St.
Join us to plan for the months ahead in our effort to preserve all of Banning Ranch as open space. Please join the Banning Ranch Conservancy to meet other supporters, learn more about Banning Ranch, and help with our effort to save all of Banning Ranch. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend the meeting. If you cannot attend but still want to help, please email info@banningranchconservancy.org or call 714/719-2148.

Jun 28 Wednesday 7-8am, Santa Ana: Protest Miguel Pulido's State of the City Address @ Bowers Museum2002 N Main St.
Miguel Pulido and other members of the city council have shown us time and time again that they prioritize OUTSIDE businesses and NOT businesses in Santa Ana. It's time that we STOP giving developers and wealthy business owners the opportunities to displace our communities. Come tell Pulido as well as those attending that we will not tolerate development that displaces us. As long as street vendors, taco trucks and working class folk continue to be criminalized, we will fight back. GENTRIFICATION IS VIOLENCE.

Jun 28 Wednesday 11am, Irvine: Women For: OC with Donna Gilmore and "San Onofre & Disposing of Nuclear Waste" @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 5 Riparian View
Donna Gilmore is the founder of San Onofre Safety (SOS), an organization that provides information on the safety issues found at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Since the closing of the reactors, the focus of SOS has been on spent fuel storage. While the reactors are permanently shut down, the 1680 metric tons of highly radioactive nuclear waste at the plant are still very active. Gilmore has effectively advocated for improved nuclear waste storage safety evaluations in federal and state regulatory proceedings. She has co-authored a number of papers with nuclear physicist Dr. Marvin Resnikoff including "Myth About Nuclear Waste Storage". Ms. Gilmore will also cover the proposed draft Nuclear Waste Policy Amendment Act of 2017 and the potential risks it presents. Ms Gilmore discuss the risks facing San Onofre disposal and also provide recommendations along with potential resolutions that can be introduced to city councils throughout the county. Free and open to the public. Men are cordially invited. For more info, contact/visit womenforoc@aol.com http://www.womenfororangecounty.org

Jun 28 Wednesday 2-5pm, Garden Grove: Save the ACA Phonebank, Hosted by Community Action Fund of PPOSBC @ SEIU-UHW Orange County, 12447 Lewis St., Suite #101
Join us to save health care and help make calls to targeted Senators in swing states. This is how we save health care, but it only works if you stand up and speak out now! RSVP here: http://fightandresist.org/events/fightback-phone-bank-oc-0627/

Jun 28 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Meet and Greet with Harley Rouda @ 350 Riviera Dr.
Join us for great conversation at our meet and greet in Costa Mesa. For more info or to RSVP, please contact: info@harleyforcongress.com.

Jun 28 Wednesday 7pm, Irvine: PDA Chapter meeting @ Home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River Dr.
Please join us, and note later start time of 7pm this month. Thanks! we will discuss national, regional, and local issues of concern, and opportunities for action. Please bring a pot luck snack food item.

Jun 29 Thursday 6-7:30pm, Santa Ana: La Familia LGBTQ @ Mexican Consulate, 2100 E 4th St.
La presentación incluirá a jóvenes y a padres de La Familia, un grupo de apoyo y educación en Espanol especificamente para los padres, familiars y amigos de personas Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales, Transgenero, y Queer (LGBTQ). Para preguntas adicionales contacteTony Ortuno: 714-953-5428 x 209. facebook.com/events/140711973159605

Jun 29 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Anaheim: Dr. Jose F. Moreno District 3 Campaign Thank You Event @ 1409 W James Way
Dr. Jose F Moreno Anaheim District 3 Campaign, invites you to join us at the home of Jose and Lorena Morena for a Campaign Thank you Event. RSVP to Karen Hinks - hinkskaren@gmail.com or (714)615-2741.

Jun 29 Thursday 10am, Santa Ana: Press Conference Supporting Legal Services for Detained Immigrants @ Santa Ana City Hall, 20 Civic Center Plaza
Join us to hear attorneys and legal experts address the need for legal services for detained immigrants. Immigrants should not be forced to defend themselves from deportation without an attorney, especially when the government has a trained lawyer assigned to every single case. Yet the vast majority of immigrants - including Santa Ana residents - are incarcerated in immigration detention centers while they are forced to fight their deportation cases alone, navigating a legal code that is as complicated as the tax laws. Although federal law does not provide a right to government-appointed counsel, a number of cities across the country have begun to create "universal representation" programs to provide lawyers to immigrants. The City of Santa Ana has an opportunity to be the first city in Orange County to fund the creation of a legal services program that will provide critically-needed legal representation to Santa Ana residents in immigration detention. In doing so, it can reduce the costs of deportation, like family separation and lost breadwinners, and bring due process to immigration proceedings. All are invited to join a group of attorneys and legal experts who will call on Mayor Miguel Pulido and other members of the Santa Ana City Council to support the start of universal representation in Santa Ana now! The City Council vote will take place in the evening of Wednesday, July 5.

Jun 29 Thursday 5:30-7:30pm, Mission Viejo: Town Hall with Dave Min @ Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way.
Join Dave Min, candidate for Congressional District 45, for the second Town Hall in our monthly Ask your Candidate series. Come meet Dave and talk with him about the issues we face here in Orange County, and how we can work together to solve them.

Jun 29 Thursday 6-8pm, Anaheim: Police Oversight Communty Meeting @ Brookhurst Community Center, 2271 W Crescent Ave.
The Anaheim Civilian Oversight Task Force (ACT), an umbrella organization made up of the Anaheim Community Coalition, ACLU, CLUE, OCCORD, and other groups, invites all local residents interested in genuine police oversight to attend this meeting about the future of the city's Public Safety Board (PSB). This meeting is sponsored by the City of Anaheim and will include current members of the PSB and Michael Gennaco of the Office of Independent Review, a law firm on contract with the city to "audit" police investigations.Please join ACT and many other residents that night who will be attending the meeting and asking that the PSB be transformed into a genuine police oversight body!

Jun 29 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Seal Beach: Meet and Greet with Harley Rouda @ 3840 Fir Cir.
Come join us for a meet and greet in Seal Beach to hear Harley talk about his vision for the 48th District. Please email katharine@harleyforcongress.com with any questions.


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Jul 1 Saturday 9am, Fullerton: Precinct Walk against the Recall @ 153 N Raymond
Join the effort to against the recall of State Senator Josh Newman. Democrats and activists across Orange County support Sen. Newman and oppose the effort to recall him. Help stop the recall by precinct walking. Contact 310/968-5729 with any questions.

Jul 1-2 Saturday/Sunday noon-10pm, Anaheim: Eid Festival @ Downtown Anaheim
An annual Eid Festival on July 1 and 2 to unite the Southern California Muslim American community in celebration. Free parking and admission; starts at noon each day and closes at 10pm.

Jul 2 Sunday 11am-2pm, Santa Ana: Impeachment March- Orange County @ Sasscer Park, Ross & Santa Ana Blvd
We march to demand Congress DO THEIR JOB and remove Trump from The White House. According to Robert Reich: By my count, there are now four grounds to impeach Donald Trump. The fifth appears to be on its way. First, in taking the oath of office, a president promises to “faithfully execute the laws & the constitution.” That's Article II Section 2.   There are now at least four grounds on which to impeach Donald Trump. On Sunday, July 2nd, we march to tell Congress to do their job and remove the President from The White House.   Please check back for more updates.  #ImpeachTrump #ImpeachmentMarchSD Info: facebook.com/events/419984045039077

Jul 2 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: OC Green Party Meeting - Public Watchdogs @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Presentation by three Directors of Public Watchdogs www.publicwatchdogs.org, Charles Langley, Nina Babiarz, and Robert Pope, who will inform and advise us about the dangers of current plans to complete the nuclear storage facility at the decommissioned San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.   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/

Jul 3 Monday 10:15am, Torrance: Rally with Senator Kamala Harris to STOP the GOP Healthcare bill @ Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, 1000 W. Caron St
Senator Harris will be the special guest speaker at this rally to STOP the GOP Healthcare Bill. WHY...Healthcare is a right! The White House & GOP Congress are playing politics with our lives, destroying affordable care, slashing Medi-Cal & robbing 22 million of care! Join #Fight4OurHealth, patients, healthcare providers, organized labor, community groups, health advocates, & U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, for a rally to STOP the GOP healthcare bill. Let's make sure this disastrous bill never gets a vote in the Senate! RSVP: bit.ly/July3HarborUCLA Pledge to volunteer at a #fight4OurHelth phone bank. Text "Pledge" to 787-753.

Jul 3 Monday 3pm, Irvine: Rally at Mimi's Office with Healthcare Signs @ 3333 Michelson Dr #230
Join Brian, our activist organizer and Rally on Healthcare as a "Welcome Home" to Mimi. She voted for the horrible house bill. Now it's in the Senate, and just as horrible! Let's stop it for good, this time! Bring all your healthcare signs, including your Single Payer signs. Let's get a huge crowd there. Lots of people are getting Monday off, so it's a good day to do this.

Jul 4 Tuesday noon-10pm, Laguna Beach: 4th of July Beach Day @ Heisler Park Laguna Beach
Hey all. If you're free, come join us for what will probably be among the less overtly patriotic 4th of July events you'll be able to find. We'll have a cooler full of beverages, some snacks, and maybe something for the grill (if we're able to claim one of em). Feel free to bring anything else, or just yourself! Parking is probably gonna be a little bit rough, so carpooling is advised. You can also look into the free shuttle service that's provided from more remote parking locations: http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/trolley/

Jul 5 Wednesday 5-8pm, Santa Ana: Press Conference: Universal Representation for Santa Ana @ 20 Civic Center Plz.
Don't Let Santa Ana Fall Behind, We Need Universal Representation Now!   Join us for a press conference outlining why the City of Santa Ana should follow suit like other cities and commit to supporting #DueProcess4All.   The City will consider whether to allocate funds to support Santa Ana residents who can not afford an attorney during their immigration proceedings. Only 14% of immigrants in detention are represented by attorneys, leaving the vast majority to fend for themselves against a highly trained ICE prosecutor in immigration court. The funds the City is considering would greatly benefit Santa Ana residents currently detained at the Theo Lacy detention center in Orange.

Jul 5 Wednesday 6:30-9pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 S. Coast Dr.
Democracy for America-OC Regular Meeting featuring Ray Hiemstra, Coastkeeper Associate Director of Programs (Efforts to Protect and Preserve Health Coast); Katie Porter, Candidate, 45th Congressional District and Harley Rouda, Candidate, 48th Congressional District. Plus - Current Issues: Actions (Letters, Petitions); Legislative Updates; Announcements; Community Collection To Be Announced. Social Hour: 6:30pm, Meeting: 7pm. Admission is free. Please join us and bring a friend for a night of progressive action. We meet on the protected patio. You may order from the menu. For more info, email sckopicki@gmail.com.

Jul 6 Thursday 4:30-8pm, Buena Park: Candidate Academy, by OC Labor Federation @  UFCW 324, 8530 Stanton Ave
The OCLF Candidate Academy is designed to familiarize candidates with political and policy priorities for working families throughout Orange County. Some of the topics will be covered will include: Preserving Quality Public Education, Prevailing Wages & Project Labor Agreements Contracting Out & Its Effect on the Local Economy Healthcare in California UCI Labor Community Project Study: Cusp of Change Organizing/Contract Campaigns Space is limited, RSVP to George Doctorian at 714.385.1534 or George@oclabor.org. To be considered for endorsement by the Orange County Labor Federation, candidates must complete one academy session.

Jul 6 Thursday 6-8pm, La Habra: Community Coffee with Josh Newman and La Habra Mayor Rose Espinoza @ La Habra Community Center, 101 W. La Habra Blvd.
Listen to an update on pending legislation, ask questions about state issues, enjoy coffee and conversation. Refreshments provided. For more info, call 714/671-9474 or email senator.newman@senate.ca.gov.

Jul 6 Thursday 7-10pm, Fullerton: Drink to the Resistance @ Bootlegger's brewery, 130 S Highland Ave.
Come and join like-minded millenials! Learn about organizing opportunities that are happening in the city of Fullerton.   First beer will be on us!

Jul 8 Saturday 9:30am-12noon, Corona del Mar: OC Coast Action Meeting of Citizens Climate Lobby @ St Michael and All Angels Episcopal Parish Church, 3233 Pacific View Dr
This will be a great meeting as we'll have a lot of stories from going to D.C. Coffee, bagels and conversations at 9:30am.   National Call from 10 to 10:40; Local meeting 10:45 to noon. We're making a lot of progress!

Jul 9 Sunday 3-3:30pm, Fullerton: Friends of Orange County Detainees Volunteer Orientation @ First Lutheran Church of Fullerton, 215 N Lemon St
Did you know up to 1000 immigrants are held in Orange County detention facilities every day? Are you interested in helping immigrants in your local community? Friends of Orange County Detainees is a humanitarian volunteer visitation program that offers regular visits to immigration detainees throughout Orange County. We offer listening ears and compassionate hearts in an act of friendship to end isolation, and affirm each person's human dignity and worth. Hosted by 'The Table', please join us at our next volunteer orientation. Our 90-minute volunteer orientation covers an introduction to FOCD, a brief explanation of U.S. immigration detention, and step-by-step guidance on how to start visiting immigration detainees.   Please RSVP at http://friendsofocdetainees.org/Events

Jul 10 Monday 7-10pm, Fullerton: Drink to the Resistance @ Bootlegger's Brewery, 130 S Highland Ave.
Come and join NextGen Climate and like-minded millenials! Learn about organizing opportunities that are happening in the city of Fullerton. First beer will be on us!

Jul 11 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Irvine: Voter Registration Training with Christian Esperias of Register Blue @ 18271 McDurmott West, Ste H
Join progressive groups at this inspiring voter register training that will help flip the 48th and 45th Congressional Districts. RSVP to Lynn Woods at lynnwoods321@gmail.com.

Jul 12 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OCYD presents: The Orange County Homelessness Crisis @ Chapter One: the modern local, 227 N Broadway
Join the Orange County Young Democrats at our monthly meeting. This month, come learn about the homeless crisis gripping the County. Homelessness in Orange County has risen 8 percent since 2015 alone. The 2017 federally mandated snapshot, taken every two years in Orange County, recorded 4,792 homeless people, more than half living without shelter. Come hear our speakers give an in-depth, on the ground account of this crisis going on in our own backyard, and learn about ideas to help remedy the crisis. Speakers: Mohammed Aly-Orange County Poverty Alleviation Coalition, Kelsey Brewer-Association of California Cities-Orange County, Katie Porter- CA 45 Congressional Candidate. Facebook page: facebook.com/events/1024256914344044

Jul 13 Thursday 4:30-8pm, Buena Park: OC Labor Federation Candidate Academy @ UFCW 324, 8530 Stanton Blvd.
The OCLF Candidate Academy is designed to familiarize candidates with political and policy priorities for working families throughout Orange County.Some of the topics will be covered will include: Preserving Quality Public Education, Prevailing Wages & Project Labor Agreements, Contracting Out & Its Effect on the Local Economy, Healthcare in California, UCI Labor & Community Project Study: Cusp of Change, Organizing/Contract Campaigns. Space is limited, RSVP to George Doctorian at 714.385.1534 or   George@oclabor.org. To be considered for endorsement by the Orange County Labor Federation, candidates must complete one academy session.

Jul 14 Friday 9-2am, Anaheim: D23 Picket @ Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W Katella Ave
Summer of the People will be picketing the D23 convention, which is the official Disney fan club convention, to bring awareness to the homeless situation in Anaheim and Disney's contribution to the homeless problem. Please join us with chairs and signs as we make the Disney fan club members aware of the darker side of Disney and how they treat the residents of the city where they reside.

Jul 14 Friday 9pm-3am, Anaheim: Sleepout at Disneyland @ Disney Way and Harbor
Join Summer of the People for a sleep out on the sidewalks around Disneyland to raise awareness of the homeless population in the city of Anaheim. Be Homeless for 6 hours from between Disney way and Katella Ave. Bring a chair, a blanket, or a sleeping bag and we will make a point to get HELP. ACLU observers will be there to make sure we adhere to the law as well as keeping the APD at bay. Please Help!!!! Summer of the People is committed to helping the Homeless people and make sure future generations do not end up homeless in Orange County California.

Jul 15 Saturday 10am-noon, Huntington Beach: 48th District "Get To Know Your Candidates" @ Huntington Harbour Yacht Club, 3821 Warner Ave.
The HB Huddle is excited to host a series of Q&A sessions featuring congressional candidates who are running for Rohrabacher's seat in the 48th District. Our July event will feature Harley Rouda and Tony Zarkades. Come meet your peers & discuss the issues!Candidates will speak briefly followed by Q&A. Not familiar with the HB Huddle? Not an HB resident? That's okay! Come get to know your candidates!  We hope you'll come join us to educate yourself, meet your peers, and leave feeling energized and hopeful.

Jul 15 Saturday 11am-2pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club 7th Annual Pot Luck Picnic @ Clubhouse 2 Main Lounge.
Join us for the LWDC Pot Luck Picnic. Bring a dish + just $5 at the door.

Jul 15 Saturday 1-3pm, Orange: Water/Supplies For OC Less Fortunate @ Santa Ana Riverbed
OC has been experiencing a heatwave and many less fortunate folks in Orange County are lacking the basic element of life (H2O) in order to stay hydrated. We are asking people who care to donate water or food for our less fortunate in Orange County Santa Ana Riverbed. Please feel free to drop off water/food at 17142 Emerald Lane Apt B Huntington Beach or bring to Orangewood & 57 freeway, where we will be setting up on Saturday. You may deliver donations there. Most in demand: baby wipes, feminine hygiene products, dog food, tarps, socks. If you have any questions, please call Victor Valladares 714/581-2717. Follow updates at https://www.facebook.com/events/358022134616273/permalink/358509981234155/

Jul 15 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State: The Brilliance of our Founders w/ Judge Gray @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
This presentation will focus on the importance of protecting government from church intervention, which is as important as protecting church from government intervention. Judge Jim Gray will provide many examples that reflect the importance of our critical freedom defined in the First Amendment “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Please join us for this important discussion.   Judge Gray was awarded a B.A. from UCLA, a J.D. from USC, and honorary law degrees from Chapman University and Western State College of Law. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Palmar Norte, Costa Rica; a criminal defense attorney with the U.S. Navy (awarded a combat action ribbon in Vietnam); a federal prosecutor in Los Angeles; a trial court judge of the Superior Court of Orange County, California, from December 1983 until January 2009; and the 2012 Libertarian Party vice presidential nominee, along with former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson for president. This event is open to the public; registration is not required. There is no charge to attend and plenty of free parking. For more information: www.au-oc.orgmail@au-oc.org or call 714-299-4551

Jul 15 Saturday 3:30-6:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club Fundraiser and Membership Drive @ Harp Inn, 130 E. 17th Place
Please join in the fun at the Costa Mesa Democratic Club membership drive and fundraiser. The Dirty Bison will play good ol' rock and roll, and there's terrific bar food, and beer, of course. Come to support a great Democratic club, meet fellow activists and participate in good conversation. Our web site: http://www.costamesademocrats.org/2017-membership-drive-and-fundraiser-for-cmdc/   Facebook events page: facebook.com/events/1479176172148657

Jul 15 Saturday 5pm, Irvine: Democratic Foundation of OC's Dinner with Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones @ Irvine Hilton, 18800 MacArthur Blvd.
As California's Insurance Commissioner, Dave regulates the largest insurance market in the country. In his tenure Dave has helped Californians save billions of dollars in premiums through the regulation and review of insurance rates. When insurance company mergers threatened to put insureds at risk, he fought to make sure insureds did not suffer. As commissioner, Dave has a duty to enforce the California Insurance Code and investigate cases of insurance fraud. His work in the California Department of Insurance has led to nearly 4,626 arrests. One of Dave's most important contributions to the prosperity of Californians is his role in implementing Obamacare in our state. With Dave's leadership, California has been able to act by expanding Medi-Cal services and guaranteeing the availability of coverage to individuals. He has also helped businesses comply with the Affordable Care Act by sponsoring effective legislation.California now covers approximately 5 million more people thanks to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act-an impressive fact that means Dave's responsibility in ensuring the protection of California's insureds is now greater than ever. Dave has been a strong advocate for Obamacare. Seating for this event is extremely limited; make your reservations early. Cost is $1,100 per plate. Contributions from this event help the Foundation in its mission to get OC Democrats elected. Link to reserve tickets is https://secure.actblue.com/donate/midyear2017

Jul 16 Sunday 5-7pm, Irvine: Kick-Off to Our Gold Star Voters Project! @ Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Don't miss this meeting, and your chance to help grow our group of Gold Star Voters in Orange County!   Agenda:   1. Mark Tabbert of Citizens Climate Lobby will share ideas on how to talk with our neighbors about the environment and climate change -- a "hot" topic in OC where people of all parties tend to agree.   2. POSTCARD PARTY! Get a list of current Gold Star Voters, and invite them to meet and talk about registering voters and bringing them out to vote in 2018.   3. Bring snacks to share. We'll have cold beverages and paper goods. Your small cash donations will help us purchase stamps for the postcards.   4. RSVP NOW to teamindivisibleoc@gmail.co m with your name and address and we'll have your own list of Gold Star Voters in your neighborhood ready for you. Our website is www.indivisibleocoutreach. com

Jul 17-21 Monday-Friday 1pm, Santa Ana: 2017 Barrio Writers 1-Week Summer Writing Program @ CSUF Grand Central Art Center, 125 N Broadway,
The CSUF Grand Central Art Center is host of this year's Barrio Writers Writing Program! We invite all youth between 13-21 years old to participate in a 1-week long (July 17-July 21) creative writing program founded by Sarah Rafeal Garcia and led by Barrio Writers Program Coordinator Joel L. Medina, currently an MAT candidate at the UCI School of Education. The free workshops provide youth with an opportunity to learn different forms of writing (poetry, spoken word, hip-hop, short stories, essay), a path to college and free cultural arts field trips! Register online: facebook.com/events/1852498721735323

Jul 17 Monday 4:15-5:45pm, Irvine: Together We Will OC Monthly Meeting @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
SAVE THE DATE! We've been finalizing speakers and hope to have confirmations in the next few days. The format will be round-table moderated, Q & A action-oriented discussions--with snacks!

Jul 17 Monday 6:45-8:30pm, Laguna Niguel: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club meeting @ Faith Episcopal Church, 27802 El Lazo
The Aliso Niguel Democratic Club was founded to advance our common goals: to fight for social justice, protect those who are vulnerable, provide economic opportunities for all, work to be good stewards of our environment, and elect Democrats who support these goals. We meet at 6:45 pm the third Monday of each month, Faith Episcopal Church, Laguna Niguel. Email: AlisoNiguelDemocrats@gmail .com. July 17 meeting details: Hear from our newly formed teams, plan trainings and actions, and interview Fran Sdao about the Democratic Party of Orange County.

Jul 17 Monday 7-8:30pm, Mission Viejo: Friends of OC Detainees Debrief Meeting @ Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23436 Madero, Ste 140
Our volunteer debriefs are a great opportunity to meet other like-minded volunteers. Volunteers are able to discuss their experiences, ask questions, share success stories and challenges,and provide support to one another. Topics covered can include setting boundaries, self care, lessons learnt, deportations, and managing the challenges of the immigration system. We highly recommend volunteers to attend.

Jul 18 Tuesday 4:30-6:30pm, Irvine: National Indivisible Healthcare Rally @ Four corners of Alton and Sand Canyon(between Hoag & Kaiser Hospitals)
Indivisible National has asked that people across the country all join together on this day in a huge protest against the latest Trump Care variation! What better place than between two great Orange County Hospital complexes! Join us to line the streets with your signs, your die in costumes and props, your thank-you's to our great healthcare systems that we do not want to lose! Bring all your friends!

Jul 18 Tuesday 6-8pm, Huntington Beach: Town Hall Banner Drop! @ Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach 21500 Pacific Coast Highway,
We're working to increase the awareness of our Town Hall coming up on August 1st! as part of that we're doing a banner drop on the Hyatt Huntington Beach Bridge!   We have the banner made, we just need you!   If this sounds like something you wanna do, sign up. Any questions you can contact Spencer Kelly by messaging him on facebook.

Jul 18 Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm, Fullerton: Support a Clean & Green Fullerton @ Fullerton City Hall, 303 W Commonwealth Ave
Dear Friends, the time has come for one more crucial stance! WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT MORE THAN EVER!   As many of you know, last month I submitted a proposal to the City of Fullerton to adopt a resolution that reaffirms the city's commitment to fighting pollution and climate change and striving towards a clean and green city. "CLEAN & GREEN CITY" RESOLUTION WILL BE ON THE AGENDA JULY 18th to be discussed and voted on by the council. A special thanks to both for their dedication. PLEASE COME AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT. You'll have a chance in the agenda portion of the council meeting to share your thoughts with the council on what it means to you to live in a city that fights climate change and is committed to clean air, water and an environment that is safe for our families.  I will provide in this event page the final text of the revised resolution once it's released by the city. Info:  facebook.com/events/388924181503585

Jul 18 Tuesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Between the World and Me - Book Club Discussion @ Gypsy Den, 125 N Broadway Ste. D
Ta-Nehisi Coates is an activist and national correspondent for The Atlantic, and Between the World and Me is written as a letter to his teenage son about the feelings, symbolism, and realities associated with being black in the US. It won the 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction and was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. Come join us for a discussion of the book (even if you don't get a chance to read/finish it) and anti-racist activism.

Jul 19 Wednesday 5-7pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club Neighborhood Walk and Happy Hour @ 440 Seaview St,
We'll be walking the village neighborhood and practicing door to door canvassing.

Jul 19 Wednesday 6pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club General Membership Meeting @ San Juan Community Center, 25925 Camino Del Avion
Please join us for our July General Membership meeting, featuring Fiona Ma, candidate for California State Treasurer! RSVP on our ActBlue page, or to Willa. Fiona Ma understands the challenges that businesses and taxpayers face today. That's why, as Chair of the Board of Equalization, she has worked tirelessly to uphold the highest level of integrity in government and fought to increase accessibility, accountability, and transparency over the Board and the taxpayer money it oversees. Prior to serving on the State Board of Equalization, Ma served as a California State Assemblywoman from 2006 to 2012. She was the 112th woman to ever be elected to the State Legislature and the first Asian American woman to serve as Speaker pro Tempore of the California State Assembly. Fiona Ma is a Certified Public Tax Accountant and currently serves as the Chair of the California State Board of Equalization. Please RSVP on our ActBlue page, or to Willa. Lot and nearby street parking are available. Buffet dinner is $20 for SOCDC members and $25 for non-members. We also have a non-dinner option, free for members and $5 for non-members. If you want to chip in extra to help us cover the cost of renting the center, we appreciate that too! Still have questions? Contact Mary Navarro at (916) 367-8247.

Jul 19 Wednesday 7pm, Orange: OC Death Penalty Focus @ Room 2, College building, St. Joseph Center, 480 S. Batavia
We evite you to join us at our next meeting, where we will begin planing for up comming events.

Jul 19 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Accessing Equality: LGBTQ Health & Advocacy Town Hall @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St, Santa Ana,
Join Equality California and The LGBT Center OC, in partnership with the Community Action Fund of PPOSBC, Community Health Initiative of Orange County, #Fight4OurHealth and OCFTM for a special community town hall. To register and for program details visit the following link: http://action.eqca.org/page/s/octownhall RSVP here: http://action.eqca.org/page/s/octownhall For questions and/or concerns, please contact this event's organizer, Justin Massey, at justin.massey@eqca.org We hope to see you there!

Jul 20 Thursday 3-8pm, San Juan Capistrano: Neighbors in Action Training @ San Juan Capistrano Community Ctr, 25925 Camino De Avion
The Neighbors in Action Community Organizing Program aims to support our resistance efforts in the the 49th, 48th and 45th with neighbor-to-neighbor precinct operations to increase voter registration, voter engagement, and activist group membership, as well as to develop volunteers' political skills and engage swing voters throughout the three Congressional Districts. Neighborhood Leaders will be forming relationships with their neighbors from now until November 2018 so we internalize and localize political discussion and efficacy. This will create trust and bipartisanship at the neighbor-to-neighbor level. Our collective fight is for: Resist the Trump Agenda, Affordable, Universal Health Care, Solidarity with Immigrant Families, Environmental Sustainability, LGBTQ and Women's Rights, Investment in Education and Livable Communities. Neighborhood leaders are working together to strengthen our organizing skills, build our groups, register Voters, promote long term political involvement, engage voters and community members, better understand what issues matter to our neighbors, create lasting relationships with one another. Join us and become a neighborhood leader. This is the official program launch for North Orange County Program Kickoff Training. Seating is limited to 50 participants per training. RSVP by clicking here. Your donation to cover facility and pizza expenses would be appreciated. Please bring your own water. For additional questions and information, contact Reed Lievers at reedl@49thactioncouncil.org. For general questions about the South County Democrats Club contact Mary Navarro at 916-367-8247. We Are Heading North! Flip the 49th Congressional District Community Organizing Program is Expanding, We are building on the historic upsurge in grassroots involvement across the country and on the success of Flip the 49th Congressional District. The south county Flip the 49th has effectively coalesced the community of diverse political groups to take on Darrell Issa. We can expand and replicate this success by uniting the diverse political groups in the 48th and 45th districts around common issues and activism.Let's keep up the heat on Darrell Issa and turn up the heat on Mimi Walters and Dana Rohrabacher by uniting for our common good!

Jul 20 Thursday 5-9pm, Santa Ana: Press Conference: Universal Representation for Santa Ana @ Santa Ana City Council
Don't Let Santa Ana Fall Behind, We Need Universal Representation Now! Join us for a press conference outlining why the City of Santa Ana should follow suit like other cities and commit to supporting #DueProcess4All. During the 6/20 Council meeting, The City will consider whether to allocate funds to support Santa Ana residents who can not afford an attorney during their immigration proceedings. Only 14% of immigrants in detention are represented by attorneys, leaving the vast majority to fend for themselves against a highly trained ICE prosecutor in immigration court. The funds the City is considering would greatly benefit Santa Ana residents currently detained at the Theo Lacy detention center in Orange. *Santa Ana City Council Meeting Begins At 5:45 PM*

Jul 20 Thursday 5:30-7pm,, Santa Ana: Advocacy Nights with Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthoold of Orange and San Bernardino Counties
This is part of a series of monthly meetings to mobilize advocates, educate our communities about the importance of reproductive justice, and connect with community partners.You will also have the opportunity to meet with your local Community Action Fund representatives, other advocates just like you, and learn how to take action!For those of you who are regulars to these meetings, we challenge you to bring one new friend this month! It is our time to fight back and take back; we hope to see you there! Light snacks will be provided. RSVP to publicaffairs@pposbc.org or here. Location to be provided with RSVP.

Jul 21 Friday oon, San Juan Capistrano: Lunch with the League @ Marie Callender's, 31791 Del Obispo
League of Women Voters of Orange Coast Present Gun Policy in the Trump Era with Speakers Mary Leigh and Charlie Blek, Founders of the OC Citizens for Prevention of Gun Violence (1995). Today, Mary Leigh serves as President Emeritus of the Million Mom March held in Washington D.C. on Mother's Day 2000. Charlie serves as the Orange County Brady Chapter President. This event is open to League members and the general public. All are welcome. Bring a Friend. RSVP required BY July 18 with your menu choice to Barb Wood at 208-284-9167 or barbjsocal@gmail.com. Find details and menu here. Click for our Facebook page: League of Women Voters of Orange Coast. Click for our Website: League of Women Voters of Orange Coast!

Jul 21 Friday 6-9pm, Huntington Beach: Indivisible OC 48 and Pantsuit Nation Voter Registration Training @ Seabridge Villas Community Clubhouse, 20221 Cape Coral Lane
Pantsuit Nation OC and Indivisible 48 are joining forces with many local progressive groups to host voter registration training! We need to register more voters in order to Flip OC Blue in 2018! Step One! Attend this event and get trained to register and engage voters in your neighborhood. This is a public event with limited space (Building capacity is 75 people), so please reserve your spot by rsvp'ing to this event. Training will be provided by Sara Holland, who is an experienced community organizer. She spent months in the Nevada desert in 2008 as the assistant to the state field director for Obama For America. She interned in Senator Feinstein's office, and worked on democracy and peace building issues at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy while earning her Master's Degree in International Politics at Queen's University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where she lived for almost a decade. She is also a teacher for Los Angeles Unified where she is active in organizing for public schools and against privatization of education. All of her experiences tell her that democracy lives and dies in the field of every campaign. Doors Open at 6 pm. Training will begin at 6:30 pm sharp. Please consider bringing refreshments to share with the group. The clubhouse entrance is in between buildings 20251 and 20191 on Cape Coral Lane. You will see an entry gate in between these buildings. There will be a sign for the event. Visitor parking can be found all along Cape Coral Lane and Bluffside Circle. Park in visitor parking only. Info at facebook.com/events/728844410649192

Jul 22 Saturday 10am-2pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine Neighborhood Organizing @ 58 Costero Aisle
DGI is 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 canvas neighborhoods. 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!   We are meeting at Laurel & Gene Davila's house. Text/call: (949) 683-9852 for directions. Please park in the uncovered areas.

Jul 22 Saturday 11am-1:30pm, Laguna Beach: March for Public Education @ Main Beach and Pacific Coast Hwy.
Please share and bring a friend. Meet at the Lifeguard Tower grassy area on Main Beach. Optional - bring a hat, sunblock, and water along with your brilliant signs supporting public education. Our mission is to promote public education through peaceful demonstration and action. as citizens. As members of March for Public Education, we aim to advance policy and recursively address issues of: equity, inclusion, accountability, a well-funded institution and the right to organize.

Jul 22 Saturday 6:30-7pm, Santa Ana: Fiesta de victoria * Victory Party! @ 706 S. Van Ness Ave.
We are celebrating a recent wage claim victory. Nine day laborers from Orange organized and demanded the money owed to them. We will also discuss strategies for better protecting ourselves against wage burglars. Visit https://www.facebook.com/OCColaborativa/

Jul 22 Saturday 9am-noon, Buena Park: Citizenship Fair @ UFCW 324, 8530 Stanton Ave
Take advantage of OCCORD's free citizenship services. Call us at 714-621-0919 ext 6 to register or go to http://www.occord.org/citizenship. Aproveche los servicios gratuitos de ciudadanía de OCCORD. Llámenos al 714-621-0919 ext 6 o vayan a http://www.occord.org/citizenship para registrarse. Free admission.

Jul 23 Sunday 9:30am-4pm, Irvine: Matthew Fox @ Irvine United Congregational Church 4915 Alton Pkwy,
Internationally acclaimed spiritual theologian, Activist, Episcopal Priest, Author of Original Blessings and One River, Many Wells, Preaching at 9:30 to 11:00. Workshop on Creative Spirituality 1:00 to 4:00.

Jul 23 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine Meeting: Immigration Issues & Their Impact on OC @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 5 Riparian View
The Democrats of Greater Irvine will be joined by Monica Eav Glicken, an immigration lawyer and local expert, to discuss the current immigration debate and how it impacts us in Orange County. In addition to our regular Democratic Party updates (DPOC, OCYD, College Dems, GroDPOC), we will also have a special update regarding a current issue with the Irvine School Board and Planned Parenthood, and our meeting attendees will learn how to engage in this critical local issue.

Jul 24 Monday 5:30-7:30pm, Fullerton: Fundraiser for Cynthia Agurre For OC Board of Supervisor - District 4 @ Roscoe's Famous Deli, 116 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Join us to support Cynthia Aguirre For Orange County Board of Supervisors. Suggested Contribution Levels range from $50 to $2,000. RSVP to: info@aguirreforsupervisor.com or 714/469-4399. Make checks payable to: Cynthia Aguirre for Orange County Board of Supervisor 2018 and mail to 700 E. Birch, Unit 9594, Brea, CA 92822.

Jul 25 Tuesday 11am-3pm, Santa Ana: Latino Urbanism Discussion with James Rojas @ CSUF Grand Central Art Center, 125 N Broadway
Join us for a special presentation on Latino Urbanism by celebrated urban planner and founder of the Latino Urban Forum James Rojas followed by refreshments and an interactive Place-It workshop at 1pm.   Afterwards,at 3pm, folks are welcome to continue the conversation across the plaza at The Robbins Nest. Chef Richard Espinachio* will have delicious Tues Tapas & Wine specials ready for you!   Please RSVP to victor@masamedia.org or alanwoo1949@yahooo.com call 619-701-0073 if you have any questions. facebook.com/events/171550060053970

Jul 25 Tuesday 10am-noon, Garden Grove: CLUE Clergy & Community Gathering @ Garden Grove United Methodist Church, 12741 Main St.
We look forward to a time of conversation about the economic justice issues that our comunities are facing. With the power of faith, hope, and solidarity we can achieve transformation.   As a distinguished faith and community leader, please join us in our efforts to break down barriers and to further expand economic opportunity for all.   If you plan on attending, please RSVP to:   iarellano@cluejustice.org   Light refreshments will be provided.

Jul 26 Wednesday 11am-1pm, Irvine: Women For:OC - Seeking Safe Haven, Refugees on Lesvos @ Duck Club,15 Riparian View
Michele Cobble will describe her volunteer experience on Lesvos in Greece last fall and discuss current developments of the refugee situation in the last 9 months. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimated last year that more than 65 million people had been displaced from their homes and were seeking protection across the globe. Close to one million refugees have landed on the Greek island of Lesvos. Hundreds have drowned and suffered injuries. All along the island's shores, hundreds of thousands of life jackets rise in mountainous piles of orange, black and blue. Discarded by refugees upon arrival, the vests have become part of the landscape, enduring evidence of these desperate escapes. Michele graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Applied Mathematics/Economics. Recently retired from the financial industry, she has participated in efforts to feed the homeless, tutor grammar school children and in September 2016 spent a month on Lesvos cleaning beaches and teaching refugee children in the camps.Men are cordially invited. facebook.com/events/1446746998704651

Jul 26 Wednesday 6-8pm, Fullerton: Candidate Forum-Congressional District 39 @ Fullerton College, 321 E Chapman Ave.
Come meet the Democratic candidates running for Congressional District 39, at a panel discussion moderated by the Fullerton College Department of Political Science. This event is FREE however, space is limited. Please help us to plan accordingly by sending your RSVP to Cynthia Aguirre at info@dnoc.org. Congressional District 39 includes parts of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties, and includes Fullerton, La Habra, La Habra Heights, Brea, Buena Park, Anaheim Hills, Placentia, Yorba Linda, Diamond Bar, Chino Hills, Hacienda Heights and Rowland Heights.

Jul 26 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club Meeting @ Costa Mesa Senior Center, 695 West 19th St.
Addressing the topic of gerrymandering, guest speakers will be Ken Stahl, law professor at the Fowler School of Law, Chapman University, and John Smith, who has been involved in gerrymandering legal cases in South Orange County. Costa Mesa recently passed a resolution so that future city council elections will be voted on by district, and we want to learn more to make the best of the situation.

Jul 27 Thursday 5-7pm, Irvine: Sen. Tom Harkin Reception for Kia Hamadanchy, Candidate CD 45 @ 11 Celestial
Senator Tom Harkin will host an event for Congressional District 45 Candidate Kia Hamadanchy, who worked in his office starting in 2010. Senator Harkin is the author of the American With Disabilities Act and a man who spent every day he was in Congress fighting for those who no one else would. Kia was fortunate and proud to have had the opportunity to work for him and it's incredible to have him in Orange County doing this event. If anyone has any questions as to what he stands for,  it's all here in his farewell speech to the Senate https://youtube.com/watch?v=jXmPSFhFsd0. This is an opportunity to meet one of the greatest Senators this country has ever had and to help support Kia's campaign for Congress. Feel free reach out with any questions and please RSVP to info@kiafororangecounty.com or 949/445-3010 if you plan on attending. Donate at http://bit.ly.072717harkin.

Jul 27 Thursday 6pm, La Habra: Community Coffee with Senator Newman and Mayor Espinoza @ La Habra Community Center, 101 W La Habra Blvd.
Join Senator Newman, Mayor Espinoza, Councilman Jim Gomez, and Councilman Tom Beamish to listen to an update on pending legislation, ask questions regarding state issues, and enjoy coffee and conversation. Please RSVP to senator.newman@senate.ca.gov or call (714) 671-9474.

Jul 29 Saturday 1-4pm, Santa Ana: 2017 Barrio Writers Live Reading @ CSUF Grand Central Art Center, 125 N Broadway
Barrio Writers aims to empower teens through creating writing, higher education and cultural arts!Join us for our 9th Annual Barrio Writers Live Reading in Santa Ana!Featuring our youth writers who have spent a week reading, writing & creating their own works at CSUF Grand Central Art Center & the Nicholas Academic Cetner! Let's unite our community to celebrate the life dreams & voices of our future!FREE EVENT   Snacks & refreshments will be provided. Meter parking on the street or at the closest parking garage on 3rd & Sycamore. For more information email barriowriters@gmail.com or contact Joel L. Medina at 714-989-6884. Barrio Writers in SanTana is supported & co-hosted by the Nicholas Academic Center, Grand Central Art Center and Resilience OC.

Jul 30 Sunday 1-4pm, Santa Ana: Racial Justice Collaborative: How to Avoid Triggering White Fragility @ LGBT Center on 4th. 305 E 4th St,
For our July meeting, we will be practicing how to call in more white folks to join us without triggering white fragility (the inability to talk about race and racism without becoming hostile, guilty, defensive, or fearful).   We will be meeting at the LGBT Center on 4th again:   305 E 4th St #200   Santa Ana, CA 92701   (Located above the Frida Cinema)   Parking: Free parking in structures 1/2 block away. Enter parking structure at 5th and Spurgeon.   We will be doing pass-the-hat donations for our host, the LGBT Center on 4th, as well as the Movement for Black Lives.   Whether you're already an active member of OC Racial Justice Collaborative or a new attendee, we'd love to see you at the meeting. Come and meet other like-minded, racial justice activists who are working toward the common goal of eradicating racism through ally-ship and the calling out of racist policies, ideas, and actions within our own community. Please join us and become a part of this vital human rights, anti-racist movement.


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Aug 1 Tuesday 6:30-8pm, Santa Ana:: Mapping Latino Racialization, Presentation by Dr. Celia Lacayo @ El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N. Ross St.
Dr. Lacayo is an ethnic studies scholar at UCLA who documents how Latinas/os face racism in the OC Her study nont only ghihglihgts how whites feel threatened by the increase of Latinas/os living in the OC but how whites' political behavior often means opposing policies that benefit Latinas/os. While integration as been touted as an American principle, Lacayo demonstrats how whites consequently contribute to Latino segregation in the OC. Her recently published article has been featured in the OC Weekly, The Guardian, CityLabLatino, and Immigration Prof. Blog

Aug 1 Tuesday 6-8pm, Tustin: OC for Climate Action @ REI community room, 2962 El Camino Real
we will update progress of OCCA's ongoing project to advocate for CCE and Climate Action Plans in Orange County cities. Those who have reached out to their cities or attended city council meetings since our June 11 advocacy training are encouraged to attend, share their experiences, and compare notes with others. In addition, we'll discuss our first fall event, which will take place Sunday evening, October 8, 2017, at Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room (confirmation pending). This meeting will take place at REI Tustin. The community room is located inside the store, toward the rear on the right hand side. There's plenty of room. If you can't make the meeting, stay tuned for the subsequent newsletter, watch our Facebook group, and check our website occlimateaction.org.

Aug 1 Tuesday 6:30-9pm, Aliso Niguel: CA-48 Town Hall @ Aliso Niguel High School Gym, 28000 Wolverine Way
Constituents in California's 48th District have been asking their congressman, Dana Rohrabacher, to host an in person town hall, in an effort to be a part of the democratic process and have a constructive dialogue about the nature of their representation in congress. Town halls are a time honored American tradition, where people have their voices heard, allowing their representatives to better understand the needs of their constituents.Congressman Rohrabacher hosts telephonic town halls, which we believe are not a transparent and democratic way to survey his constituents. For more info: facebook.com/events/428970674149302

Aug 2 Wednesday 5-8pm, Santa Ana: OC LGBT Pride Monthly Board Meeting @ OC Pride 414 W 4th. St. Ste. N
Join Us for our Monthly Board Meeting. Bring some fresh ideas and participate in making the OC Pride Annual event even bigger!

[cancelled] Aug 2 Wednesday 6:30-9pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC Regular Meeting [Cancelled] @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 S. Coast Dr.
DFA-OC is NOT meeting in August. Please watch the calendar for announcements on future meetings.

Aug 3 Thursday 6:30-9:30pm, Fullerton: Tri-County Community Townhall @ Fullerton Community Center, 340 West Commonwealth Ave.
Constituents and friends from North Orange County, Southeast Los Angeles County, and West San Bernardino in Congressional District 39 will raise and discuss critical issues of importance in this special community forum with elected officials: U.S. Representative Linda Sánchez (CA-38) and Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (CA Assembly-65) have accepted our invitation. Also invited to participate - Rep. Ed Royce, congressman in CA-39. Seating is limited, admission is free but advance registration required!! at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tri-county-community-townhallindivisible-ca39-tickets-35850878944. The event is hosted by Indivisible CA D-39 and Courage Campaign.

Aug 3 Thursday 6:45-9pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC: Bullet Trains, Contracts, Costs, and Questions @ Green Valley Adult Clubhouse, 17250 Los Jardines W
The California High-Speed Rail Authority's bullet train, rail-system modernization, and miles of rail lines and structures is projected to cost some $64 billion, potentially the nation's largest civil infrastructure project. But plans are running more than 7 years behind schedule, mired in purchasing and development delays, environmental reviews, budget and funding controversies, and political tensions. Where do plans stand today? Learn the latest from Ralph Vartabedian, who has been following the story since its inception for the Los Angeles Times. Ralph Vartabedian is a national correspondent at the Los Angeles Times.   For info call Phil at 310-871-2083. Refreshments included. Membership encouraged, but not required. The DCWOC includes Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Seal Beach, Stanton, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach (including Sunset Beach), and Midway City.

Aug 3 Thursday 7pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace and Justice Coalition screening of "Fix It: Health Care at the Tipping Point" with Dr. Bill Honigman @ St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave.
This documentary takes an in-depth look into how our dysfunctional health care system is damaging our economy, suffocating our businesses, discouraging physicians and negatively impacting on the nation's health, while remaining un-affordable for a third of our citizens. Reaching across the political and ideological divide, it features many voices advocating for reform including: activists, health policy experts, economists, physicians, nurses, patients, business and labor leaders. The film not only covers the problems with America's health care industry, but it also offers a solution. For more information call: 562-587-6270 or 562-233-8579. Admission is free.

Aug 5 Saturday 8:45am-3:15pm, Fullerton: Camp OFA @ UUCF - Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1600 N Acacia Ave.
Camp OFA is an entry-level training designed to develop new leaders and train local supporters to become change-makers in their community. This is accomplished by teaching new volunteers basic organizing skills and giving them a framework for taking strategic and meaningful action. Admission is free.

Aug 5 Saturday 11am-3pm, Orange: Santa Ana Riverbed Roundtable/OC Poverty Alleviation Coalition community meeting @ 635 N Eckhoff St Ste K
We'll talk about our next steps to help the people in the riverbed and our county's growing homeless population. https://www.facebook.com/events/106434156705810/

Aug 5 Saturday 1-3pm, Irvine: California Congressional District 45 Town Hall @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Parkway
Planned Parenthood and allied organizations present CD 45 Town Hall. All our hard advocacy and lobbying work resulted in a victory, defeating efforts to repeal or replace the ACA.   With your help we were able to win this round, but our fight is far from over! We have collaborated with other organizations, including the Orange County Labor Federation and Courage Campaign, to host a Town Hall for Representative Mimi Walters while she is back in her district during recess! Let's continue to hold our representatives accountable and make our voices heard! Visit https://pposbc.nationbuilder.com/ca_d_45_town_hall?recruiter_id=3801 to RSVP.

Aug 5 Saturday 6-8:30pm, Newport Beach: Planned Parenthood Pinkout Party! @ Location provided upon RSVP
You are invited to our Pinkout Party. Join the Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood and help raise funds to support our advocacy and electoral efforts to protect Planned Parenthood! Hosted by Katie Arthur, Katherine Edwards & Jil Wexler, Address provided upon RSVP. Enjoy music, cocktails, and delicious appetizers prepared by Sabor de Vida Brazilian Grill. General Ticket: $100. Young Professionals Ticket $50. To purchase your ticket or make a donation, c. For more information contact: PublicAffairs@PPOSBC. org. Ana with Public Affairs http://pposbc.nationbuilder. com/

Aug 6 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: OC Green Party meeting - John Earl on Desalination @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
The $1 billion ocean desalination plant proposed by Poseidon Resources Inc., to be located in Huntington Beach, would be the biggest water rip-off in Orange County history if approved by state regulatory agencies and the Orange County Water District Board of Directors.   Surf City Voice (www.surfcityvoice.com) publisher John Earl is the only Orange County journalist who regularly attends water board meetings and covers Orange County water issues. He has followed the Poseidon project for 12 years. His articles have been noted by the Voice of OC, SoCal PBS, and other media.   He will talk about the ideological (conservation is communist), political (Poseidon, unions, and the OC Register), and financial complications (spend 3 - 10 times more without increasing supply) of the proposed ocean desalination plant, the proposal's future, as well as better existing and future alternatives for maintaining reliable water supplies for the county.   Our 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 our meeting, please contact Bea Tiritilli: tiritilligreen@sbcglobal.net. For more info, contact Matt Leslie, Secretary, approximateman@earthlink.net. http://www.ocgreens.org. (949)559-7336

Aug 6 Sunday 2-5pm, Fullerton: Emerge CA Orange Recruitment Salon @ 1411 Melody Ln.
Join Emerge California and Special Guest Tustin City Councilmember Letitia Clark to learn more about Emerge California Class of 2018 Applications and Program.   Emerge is committed to training pro-choice Democratic women to run for office and to win. Reserve your tickets now for this exciting opportunity! Make sure you RSVP through the ticket link. https://act.myngp.com/Forms/-3676202374729300224

Aug 6 Sunday 4:30-6:30pm, Irvine: Brainstorming on possible projects and ideas to help the homelessness problem @ Bill Barber Memorial Park, 4 Civic Center Plaza
I`ll be at the first gazebo close to the Irvine Child Development, I will dress a t-shirt with a "life is good logo" so you can easily recognize me We will have the chance to know to each other and start brainstorming our thoughts and ideas. I have some exciting plans and I`m looking forward to share them with you! Francesco https://www.meetup.com/Our-brain-to-end-the-homelessness/events/242274461/

Aug 7 Monday 5:30-8:45pm, San Clemente: Democratic Women of South OC: Education in the Trump Era: Challenges and Opportunities - Meet CUSD Trustees @ The Casino San Clemente, 140 W Avenida Pico
Education in the Trump Era: Challenges and Opportunities, Presented by Rick Simpson. Rick is our dinner keynote speaker and he moderated our Candidate Forum on May 31, addressing many of the important education issues facing us in this new administration. Also included: Meet & Greet with Kirsten Vital, Superintendent of Capistrano Unified School District, and some of our wonderfully dedicated Trustees! Last part of the meeting is reserved for Committees to meet in groups. Fabulous dinner by California Fresh included!! For ticket, go to https://secure.actblue.com/donate/august2017

Aug 9 Wednesday 7-8am, Santa Ana: Protest Miguel Pulido's City Address @ Bowers Museum, 2002 N Main St,
Miguel Pulido the official speaker at the State of the City address. Join us as we tell him that we are outraged at the displacement the business he is addressing have caused. We will no longer stay idle, we will no longer watch as our neighborhoods are destroyed by unjust development. For many years, the city of Santa Ana has offered support to businesses owned by people that do not live in Santa Ana and that do not care about marginalized communities.   Bring a sign, bring a friend, ALTO AL DESPLACAMIENTO.

Aug 9 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Santa Ana: Food Matters: The Farm Bill - Not Just For Farmers! @ OC Food Access Coalition, 1505 E 17th St, Ste 219
The Federal Farm Bill is one of the most important -- and obscure -- pieces of legislation. This bill impacts federal food programs, crop subsidies, conservation efforts, agricultural research, and every meal you eat. Learn more about the process that legislators go through to create and approve this bill, what to expect for the 2018 Farm Bill, and how you can get involved.   Join Christina Hall, Executive Director of Orange County Food Access Coalition, for an evening of advocacy, education, and community. $5 suggested donation (pay at the door) to cover material costs, but no one will be turned away for being unable to donate.

Aug 9 Wednesday 7-10pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats: Senator Josh Newman @ Chapter One: the modern local 227 N Broadway Santa Ana
Join OCYD for our August General Membership meeting featuring Senator Josh Newman! 🐻   We'll also hear from candidates Sam Jammal, who is running for Congress in CA-39, and Lauren Johnson-Norris, who is running for Irvine City Council!

Aug 10 Thursday 5:30-8pm, Santa Ana: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice - Sacred Resistance & Sanctuary Gathering @ Santa Ana United Methodist Church, 2121 N Grand Ave.
Please join us to learn more about immigrant justice in Orange County, and how you might get involved alongside CLUE. Whether you've attended a training in the past or not, this event will provide new information, ways to get involved, and of course networking opportunities with others who are concerned about these issues. Hear the latest on Sacred Resistance and Sanctuary from CLUE and other Orange County allies. You will learn about: * The Faith Perspective on Immigration * Santa Ana Sanctuary City - (Sanctuary City Ordinance; ICE Out of Orange County) * Immigration Attorney Presentation * Personal Stories https://www.facebook.com/CLUEJustice/photos/pcb.524317964585161/10154800479480980/

Aug 11 Friday 8:30am-5:30pm, Fullerton: Memories of Migration: Telling our Stories - One Day Conference @ CSUF Pollak Library, 800 North State College Blvd.
The OC Chapter of Reforma, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Santa Ana Public Library and Pollak Library, proudly presents the "Memories of Migration: Telling our Stories & Connecting our Journeys"; conference. The event is the culmination of a grant received by the Institute of Museum and Library Services that has been dedicated to chronicling the migration stories of those in the Orange County area. While primarily focusing on Latino history in and around Orange County, the project has collected hundreds of migration stories from individuals from all walks of life to demonstrate that migration is a universal part of the human condition. Enjoy a day of inspirational speakers who will share their experience in preserving local and international migration stories. With a special art exhibit by artists throughout Southern California, Memories of Migration is open to all librarians, educators, students, community members seeking to explore migration as a foundation for community. Keynote addresses by: Sam Quinones, Writer/Journalist,Gustavo Arellano, Editor-in-Chief, OC Weekly; Guest speakers: Erualdo González, CSUF; Gilbert González, UCI; Virginia Hitchman, Editor - "La Frontera"; Natalie Navar, CSUF - Center for Oral and Public History. Registration is free. First 25 people to register will get free parking for the event: https://memoriesofmigration.eventbrite.com/ Memories of Migration Art Exhibit will be on display from July 10-Aug 27 at the Pollak Library at CSUF Terrace exhibit space on the 2nd floor. For more info, https://www.facebook.com/ocreforma/

Aug 12 Saturday 9am-1pm, Fullerton: Precinct Walk with Sen. Newman @ 153 N Raymond Ave.
Support Sen. Josh Newman and Breakfast and lunch will be provided! Bring a friend and join us to #MaulTheRecall! Meet state Senator Josh Newman and other community leaders before we walk our district and talk to our SD 29 neighbors. Let's defend our district and maul the misleading recall! Help us educate voters and understand how to remove their name from the recall petition. Visit https://www.facebook.com/newmanforsenate/

Aug 12 Saturday 10am-3pm, Brea: Canvass to Hold Congressmember Ed Royce Accountable @ Tamarack Park, 520 Tamarack Ave.
Congressmember Ed Royce's healthcare votes will be disastrous for our community. He's voted to undermine patient protections, cut Medi-Cal coverage, and cut jobs in our community. There is still work to do. Congress will keep trying to cut our care via legislation or the federal budget, and it is up to us to hold them accountable. Join us on Saturday, August 12th at 10am to protest the ACA repeal, and tell our Congressmember to stop cutting our health care! Will you help fight for our health? Contact: Steve Timberman (steven.timberman@gmail.com)

Aug 12 Saturday 10:30am-2pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine: Neighborhood Organizing @ 58 Costero Aisle
DGI is 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 neigborhoods in Irvine.   - 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!

Aug 12 Saturday 2-5pm, Fountain Valley: OC Democratic Socialists of America Bowl For Reproductive Funds! @ Fountain Bowl 17110 Brookhurst St.
Join the OCDSA Socialist Feminist Caucus in supporting the National Network for Abortion Fund's (NNAF) effort to raise funds for women who seek abortions, but need financial help.   If you are not able to attend but wish to donate, please click on the donation button!   Feel free to bring along your friends and family! But if you wish to participate in bowling, please register and buy your ticket through here. Names will be checked off. Children welcome!   Prizes will be given out! Please come to help spread socialism.   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oc-dsa-invites-you-to-bowl-for-reproductive-funds-tickets-35846248093

Aug 12 Saturday 3-8pm, Santa Ana: Corazones Unidos! @ Parque Familias Corazones Verdes, 602 E 4th St.
An exciting new partnership between Latino Health Access and Santa Ana Unidos which will bring intervention and prevention programs to The Lacy Neighborhood and The Corazones Verdes community center. Come out, bring your family and learn about the programs coming to the Lacy Neighborhood. Programs will be provided at no cost to families at Corazones Verdes Center. Programs such as: Mixed Martial Arts, Music & Poetry, Art, Keep It OG (Gardening program) and much more. Bring your family and register to be apart of Santa Ana Unidos and LHA.. See you all there!! If anyone is interested in donating food, sponsoring the event or volunteering. Please reach out to us or email us at santanaunidos@gmail.com

Aug 12 Saturday 4-9pm, Santa Ana: El Mercadito Carrusel @ Centro Cultural de Mexico, 837 N Ross St.
Cooperativas y emprendedores de la ciudad de Santa Ana, se han reunido a lo largo de los últimos meses para crear un Mercadito Comunitario, El Mercadito Carrusel en la Ciudad de Santa Ana. Nace con la idea de crear una base de cooperativas y pequeños negocios locales, para desarrollar prosperidad entre los residentes de Santa Ana de una manera más Justa.   Worker cooperatives and entrepreneurs have gathered monthly over the last year to create a Community Market named El Mercadito Carrusel in Santa Ana. Its goal is to steward a growing base of worker cooperatives and local entrepreneurs, and create shared prosperity for Santa Ana residents in a way that is more equitable than current avenues allow.

Aug 12 Saturday 6:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Anti-Racism Response Rally to Charlottesville @ Sasscer Park, 500 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
In response to the actions in Charlottesville this weekend, the communities of Orange County are uniting to show solidarity against hate in a grassroots community rally. Join us to SHOW SUPPORT for those impacted by cruel prejudice. Join us to express ANTI-RACIST views and values. We will not tolerate prejudice in any Orange County community. We stand up for freedom and justice. This is a peaceful rally. Signs welcome.

Aug 13 Sunday 4-5pm, Laguna Beach/Orange: Stand in Solidarity with #Charlottesville
Laguna Beach: Please join us for a peaceful rally to stand in solidarity with Charlottesville. Let's gather at Main Beach in Laguna
Orange: 1. We will meet at the fountain and then walk along the perimeter of the orange circle park. 2. Feel free to bring a sign. Immediately afterwards, let's go to Wahoo's Fish Taco. to discuss racism and how we can unite our communities. Address for Wahoo's is: 234 W Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92866

Aug 13 Sunday 8-10pm, Fullerton: Free Discussion Society: "The balance between political correctness and freedom of speech" @ Max Bloom's Cafe Noir 220 N Malden Ave.
Welcome to the end of apathy. We are here to take an active role in cultivating ideas and developing solutions, to harness the power of discussion and critical thinking. We are here to spread the most valuable commodities that we have, knowledge and information. The only way to end apathy is for our voices to be heard, welcome to the Free Discussion Society.   Free Discussion Society is a moderated discussion platform for the people. The format is very simple, every attendee that wants to speak will get an allotted time to do so, after that round the host will ask questions in response to opinions presented, and the last round there will be an open discussion with attendees being called on by the host. We hope to keep the discussion respectful, there will be zero tolerance for any personal attacks and disrespect.

Aug 14 Monday noon-4pm, Huntington Beach: Stand in Solidarity with Charlottesville @ Huntington Beach Pier
In response to the tragic events that have unfolded in Charlottesville, our community must continue to stand taller and fight harder for equality and tolerance. Join us to peacefully take a stand against the bigotry and show our support for those who have been affected by racism and intolerance.

Aug 15 Tuesday 11am-1pm, Brea: Complete the Dream! Rally at Royce's for Immigration Reform @ 101 W Imperial Hwy -> 210 W Birch St #201
RSVP here https://actionnetwork.org/events/complete-the-dream-rally-at-royces-for-immigration-reform   On August 15th, the Korean Resource Center will be hosting a celebration in honor of the 5th anniversary of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) which grants undocumented youths to work legally in the United States.   DACA is currently at risk of being repealed. In June, nine state attorney generals announced they will sue the Trump Administration if Trump does not repeal DACA by September 5th. If the Trump administration does repeal DACA, this will impact 800,000 undocumented DACA-recipient youths all over the nation. With that said, our focus for this celebration is to showcase the district's support for both the preservation of DACA and the adoption of the Dream Act. We are urging Congressmember Ed Royce to support both the DACA and the Dream Act because it impacts thousands of individuals and families in our community.   Come join us! We will be marching and drumming, listening to speakers, and delivering our signed petitions from community members! Hope to see y'all there!!!   Please meet us at 11:00 am on the corner of Brea Blvd. and Imperial to celebrate DACA. In addition, we will be marching to US Congressmxn Ed Royce's Brea Office (210 W Birch St #201, Brea, CA 92821). It will be a 0.2 mile walk.

Aug 15 Tuesday 6:30-8pm, Irvine: Complete the Dream Rally in CD 45 @ Culver and Alton
Please gather at Culver Drive and Alton Parkway in Irvine with your signs, your candles and glo-sticks, your friends and neighbors to support our diverse immigrant and indigenous community.   This is the 5th Anniversary of DACA (and also the 75th anniversary of the removal of our Japanese American residents to concentration camps!) And it is Day Three after a terrible neo-nazi attack in Charlottesville, which, no matter how Trump speaks now, he has incited by his comments and policies throughout his campaign and his administration.   Let us never forget the past, let us fight for DACA and against the forced division of famlies, let us honor those who fell on Saturday while supporting our true values as a country. It's imperfect yes, but until the last election, moved ever forward on the path of equality for all.   Our demonstrations and signs and lights let our neighbors and legislators know that silence in the face of hatred and force is not the answer.

Aug 15 Tuesday 7-10pm, Irvine: OC Racial Justice Collaborative book club discussion - Citizen @ Panera Bread, 6372 Irvine Boulevard
Claudia Rankine's bold 'Citizen' recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in 21st century daily life and in the media. In essay, image, and poetry, 'Citizen' is a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in our contemporary, often named "post-race" society. Come join us for a discussion of the book (even if you don't get a chance to read/finish it) and anti-racist activism.

Aug 15 Tuesday 7:30-9pm, Irvine: Cousins Club of OC: "Israel/Palestine: Two States, One State, or a Confederation?" @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Attorney Joseph Avesar will give us his views on a possible solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. His topic is "Israel/Palestine: Two States, One State, or a Confederation?" Discussion will follow.

Aug 16 Wednesday 6-9pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club @ San Juan Community Center, 25925 Camino Del Avion
featuring Dr. Hans Keirstead, candidate for the 48th Congressional District of California. There will be a healthy buffet dinner with like-minded friends. Dinner is $20 for SOCDC member and $25 for non-members. For those of you who do not want dinner, SOCDC members get in free, non-members $5. Click on event below to attend. If unable to access ACT Blue or a member not dining please RSVP to willa@cox.net or 949-370-0401. Meeting will be held at the San Juan Capistrano Community Center 25925 Camino Del Avion San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 Questions? Contact Mary Navarro at (916) 367-8247 http://southcountydemocrats.org/august-2017-general-meeting-special-guest-dr-hans-keirstead/

Aug 16 Wednesday 7pm, Orange: OC Death Penalty Focus @ Room 2, College building, St. Joseph Center, 480 S. Batavia
You are invited to our next meeting. Parking is available. Hope to see you occhapterdpf@gmail.com www.facebook.com/OCCDPF Twitter: oc_dpf https://instagram.com/oc_dpf/

Aug 17 Thursday 5:30-7pm, To be provided: Advocacy Night for Planned Parenthood Orange County and San Bernardino @ Location provided upon RSVP
This is part of a series of monthly meetings to mobilize advocates, educate our communities about the importance of reproductive justice, and connect with community partners. You will also have the opportunity to meet with other advocates just like you and learn how to take action! This month, we will have a special presentation from our friends at Close The Gap CA! Close the Gap is a campaign to increase the number of progressive women in the California Legislature by recruiting talented, progressive, women to run for targeted winnable seats! With women accounting for only 22% of the CA legislature in 2017, we can't afford to wait. Light snacks will be provided. RSVP at https://pposbc.nationbuilder.com/advocacy_night_20170817?utm_campaign=augadvocacynigh&utm_medium=email&utm_source=pposbc

Aug 17 Thursday 6-8pm, Garden Grove: Coastkeeper OC: Your Water-Wise Landscape Starts Here @ Garden Grove Community Center, 11300 Stanford Ave
Coastkeeper OC invites you to join a free workshop to learn how to transform your turf lawn into a colorful, water-saving landscape. Our experts will help you identify financial incentives that make SmartScapes easy and affordable. You may even qualify for a free drought-tolerant landscape and indoor water-saving system.You'll learn how to create and maintain your own SmartScape that conserves water, eliminates runoff, reduces maintenance costs and establishes a habitat for urban wildlife.

Aug 17 Thursday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Indivisible OC46: Special Guest Rep Lou Correa @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St.
Come meet your Congressman and be prepared with your questions.   The following behaviors are considered harassment and are unacceptable at this event. Any individual or group that engages in the following behaviors will be asked to leave the event: Violence, threats of violence or violent language Sexist, racist, homophobic/heterosexist or otherwise discriminatory language Use of profane, obscene or vulgar language or gestures Repeated interruption of speakers Sustained disruption of this event   Prohibited Items: Posters/Signs/Banners Laser pens and pointers Noisemaking devices Weapons of any kind Poles/sticks to display flags and banners   Above all, please respect everyone. We will not agree on everything, but we can still have a positive and respectful dialogue.

Aug 19 Saturday 10am-noon, Laguna Beach: From Charlottesville to Laguna Beach: We Stand Together @ Main Beach in Laguna Beach CA
Heeding the call from the Movement for Black Lives for a national day of action and solidarity with Charlottesville on Saturday and in response to the encroachment of racists and white supremacists on Sunday into beautiful Laguna Beach as the bastion for diversity, liberty and equality, we're holding a Unity Rally with Laguna Beach Mayor Toni Iseman. Our message is loud and clear: "Hate is Not Welcome Here!" As planning progresses, we will have more updates, so stay tuned.   https://www.facebook.com/events/120533471928926

Aug 19 Saturday 2-5pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Socialists of America - OC: Bowl For Reproductive Funds @ Fountain Bowl, 17110 Brookhurst St.
Join the OCDSA Socialist Feminist Caucus in supporting the National Network for Abortion Fund's (NNAF) effort to raise funds for women who seek abortions, but need financial help. If you are not able to attend but wish to donate, please click on the donation button! Feel free to bring along your friends and family! But if you wish to participate in bowling, please register and buy your ticket through here. Names will be checked off. Children welcome! eventbrite.com/e/oc-dsa-invites-you-to-bowl-for-reproductive-funds-tickets-35846248093

Aug 19 Saturday 11am-5pm, Anaheim: OC Zine Fest 2017 @ Anaheim Public Library, 500 W Broadway
The 4TH OC Zine Fest. Panels, vendors, activities and workshops to be updated soon. Please follow our page for more details and info. facebook.com/events/301148483658870!!!!! Vendor applications open June 5 until June 26!!!!!

Aug 19 Saturday 1-3pm, Brea: Day of Action: In Solidarity with Charlottesville @ Congressman Ed Royce's Office, 210 W Birch St Ste 201
Join us for a vigil to make your voice heard and let the Trump Administration and the GOP Congress know that our communities stand up to hate and racism. Before the vigil, we will meet at Dripp Coffee at 9:30am to knock on doors to talk to our neighbors abour issues that matter most to them. This will also be an opportunity to invite them to the vigil. Free coffee and donuts will be provided. For more info click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/121051168535753/

Aug 19 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: American United for Separation of Church & State-OC: Beckie Gomez, Orange County of Dept. of Education @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Beckie will discuss Religion on the Board and in the Schools. Elected in 2016, she has raised concerns over charter schools and is an avid supporter of quality education for all students. She will also discuss implementation of the FAIR Education Act and the School Success and Opportunity Act (Assembly Bill 1266). She is a member of the Tustin City Council, elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. She has held leadership positions with the Orange County Senior Citizens Advisory Council, the Santa Ana River Flood Protection Agency, the Orange County Library Advisory Board and the Tustin Area Senior Center Fund. She is an appointed commissioner for the Orange County Waste Management Commission and serves as an alternate for the Southern California Association of Governments, the Newport Bay Watershed Executive Committee and the Water Advisory Committee of Orange County. Gomez is Interim Dean of Health Sciences and formerly the Program Director for the Health Information Technology Program and the college's staff development coordinator at Cypress College. A two-time past president of the Greater Orange County Health Information Association, she has served as president of the Tustin Public Schools Foundation and the Tustin Unified School District Coordinating Council. Please join us for this important discussion on the status of the schools in Orange County and the implementation of recent legislation.  This event is open to the public.  There is no charge to attend and registration is not required. There is plenty of free parking. For more info:  www.au-oc.org, email: mail@au-oc.org or call 714-299-4551.

[canceled] Aug 19 Saturday 5pm, Santa Ana: Socialists of OC Rally Against Whiite Supremacy @ Hart Park, 701 S. Glassell
We are cancelling our monthly meeting to reroute people toward this event. Join us in protesting fascists. https://m.facebook.com/events/459988231036122?

Aug 20 Sunday 8am-11pm, Online: Counter-Protest Fundraiser to Benefit Immigrants of Laguna Beach
An online fundrasier to benefit OC Immigrant Youth United has been organized to counter racist anti-immigrant rally scheduled for Laguna Beach this weekend. To participate: make a donation pledge on Facebook here. You can pledge per marcher or a flat amount. After the event I'll post the number of marchers. Participants make donations to the Orange County Immigrant Youth United here and ideally report the donation at the Facebook page. If there's another pro-immigrant or pro-refugee charity that's close to your heart, feel free to donate to them instead. More information about the OCIYU can be found here: www.ociyu.org The anti-immigrant event is put on by a group called "America First" and the name of their Facebook event is "America First! Electric Vigil for the Victims of Illegals and Refugees." You can add your pledges in the thread below. Please share this event, especially if you're a member of any social justice groups. And please consider liking my page, Resistance Fundraisers, so we can do more of these in the future! https://m.facebook.com/ResistanceFundraisers/  Troll comments will be deleted but until they are, please don't feed the trolls.

Aug 20 Sunday 1-2pm, Huntington Beach: NO on HR38 (CCR) Postcard Delivery to Dana Rohrabacher @ Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, 101 Main St.
Please join us to deliver our batch of "No on HR 38 (CCR)" postcards to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher. RSVP in link below:   http://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/6706/signup/

Aug 20 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine Annual Club Picnic: Meet the Candidates! @ Bill Barber Park, Civic Center Plaza
We are excited to announce that the theme of our annual club picnic will be a "meet the candidates picnic" with congressional and local candidates from California's 45th district. Please join us with our specific spot in the park to be announced.  We have all the Democratic candidates from district 45 confirmed to attend our picnic, including Brian Forde, Kia Hamadanchy, David Min, Katie Porter, Eric Rywalski, and Ron Varasteh. We'll also be joined by candidates for local office, and picnic attendees will have an opportunity to meet and chat with all candidates attending over free food and refreshments provided by our club. More info at: facebook.com/events/1096594750474870

Aug 20 Sunday 2-6pm, Laguna Beach: Showing Up For Love and Justice @ Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St Anns Dr.
In these days, we are called on to come together in courage, love, and with a commitment to justice for all. The events in Charlottesville demonstrate the depth of white supremacy and the threat to our immigrant community and to other marginalized people in our country.   In this moment, we are called on to be disciplined, unified, and organized. We are called on to step forward together with a commitment to faithful witness and courageous love.   This training and public witness is being planned by local faith leaders of the Orange County Congregation Community Organization (OCCCO), which has been organizing congregations in OC since the 1980s and have an investment in the OC community. It is part of the PICO national network.   There will be training in nonviolence, then we will take a break, and have an interfaith worship service at 5 pm, and then march.   We do this in support of our immigrant and refugee siblings, and we are in solidarity with our black, Jewish, and Muslim siblings.   If you are planning or thinking of attending, please RSVP to stay updated.   Sign up to offer or join a carpool here:   https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/9sfwqg https://www.facebook.com/events/110142429698407

Aug 20 Sunday 4-8pm, Fullerton: Annual Ice Cream Social Hosted by Sharon Quirk-Silva for State Assembly 2018 @ Hillcrest Park
It's time for us to reconnect, catch up and have fun! Let's enjoy an ice cream sundae together! This isn't a fundraiser—just an opportunity for me to show my appreciation and update you on our 2018 campaign!

Aug 20 Sunday 3-5pm, Huntington Beach: Women's Celebration Day @ (waiting for more specific address)
Women's Equality Day on August 26th (commemorating the passing of the19th amendment granting women the right to vote)!   Nevada's ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment on March 21, 2017 https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/nevada/articles/2017-03-22/nevada-ratifies-equal-rights-amendment-decades-past-deadline   You were not aware of either of the above dates? You are not alone! Join us and learn more. Bring your friends, family, co-workers, ideas, and a bottle of your favorite drink. We will be celebrating what it is to be a woman today and how we can improve our future.   We will be screening the documentary produced by Kamala Lopez and Patricia Arquette, "Equal Means Equal" Watch the movie trailer and Patricia Arquette's interview at equalmeansequal.org

Aug 20 Sunday 5-9pm, Laguna Beach: Anti-Fascist Protest @ Main Beach
Just one week after the horrible tragedy in Charlottesville, Orange County's local white supremacists are planning to stage a rally in Laguna Beach. These bigots have the audacity to peddle their hateful, violence promoting ideology a week after a white supremacist terrorist drove into a crowd of anti-fascist protesters, wounding 19 and killing one. Orange County will not allow this white supremacist rally to go unopposed.   We won't tolerate their violence, and we won't let fascists intimidate us. Let's show up in force and deliver a strong message to them: there is no place for racism and hate in Orange County   We are a diverse and tolerant community: immigrants and refugees from all over the world are our co-workers, neighbors and friends. They are our grandparents and siblings. They are a vital part of community who we will defend from hateful bigots.   We will not allow white nationalists to organize in our backyard with impunity.   Join us to send your local racists a message that you support immigrants, refugees, people of color, the LGBTQ community, the working class and every other group in our County that these fascists want to attack.   Bigotry is not welcome in Orange County. It is time we let the Alt-Right know that.   BRING: Signs, water, sunscreen, friends, solidarity with everyone in our community and good vibes

Aug 20 Sunday 6:30-7:30pm, Rancho Santa Margarita: Vigil Hosted by Shepherd of the Hills UMC @ Shepherd of the Hills UMC Rancho Santa Margarita Campus, 30605 Avenida de las Flores
Join us on the lawn in front of the church for a simple vigil to pray for peace and justice in our nation. We will say some prayers, hear a few words, and share from our hearts. We simply want to show our community that this is a safe place for all. No need to RSVP. Just show up and pray.

Aug 21 Monday 6:45-8:30pm, Laguna Niguel: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club @ Faith Episcopal Church 27802, El Lazo,
Come learn about the latest in current events—did Dana Rohrabacher attend the Town Hall we held for him? Did you know the mayor of Laguna Niguel is under fire? Come find out and get involved in whatever way works for you!

Aug 22 Tuesday 9:30-11:30am, Santa Ana: NOT MY TOLL ROAD Orange County Supervisor's Meeting @ 333 W Santa Ana Blvd.

Aug 22 Tuesday 4pm, Huntington Beach: No Troop Increase in Afghanistan Demonstration @ PCH & Main St., by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's office & HB pier
Monday night President Trump will outline his strategy for Afghanistan. We expect for him to announce an increase in troop levels to Afghanistan as part of this new strategy for the area. Please join us and other peace groups speaking out against the increase of troop levels in Afghanistan. Each new sitting president has increased troop levels and it's time to End These Escalations ! There is NO military solution in Afghanistan Bring a sign, but we have extras too (Protest will be cancelled if no increase to troop levels) Contact: Pat Alviso 562-833-8035 mfsooc@earthlink.net; Jeff Merrick 562-522-4241 jeff.mfso@earthlink.net

Aug 22 Tuesday 5:45-8pm, Mission Viejo: NOT MY TOLL ROAD at Mission Viejo City Council @ 200 Civic Ct. Mission Viejo
While many areas in South OC are under threat of destruction from 18 proposed TCA toll road options - the Mission Viejo City Council in particular Ed Sachs and Wendy Bucknam actively support the destruction of South County. Please join us and wear red to the Mission Viejo City Council meeting and remind them that we would not do this to our neighbor. Why do they support our neighborhoods, schools and open space beying destroyed ? The proposed traffic reduction is so minimal it is certainly not worth the harm caused. Look forward to seeing you there.

Aug 22 Tuesday 6-9pm, Huntington Beach: Voter Registration & Action by One Country Over Party @ 5245 Foxglove Dr.
This is the first of four steps in flipping a district. You will learn how to register voters, diffuse your fear of engaging with others on the issues in your community, and the electoral cycle. After attending this event you will have the skills you need with actionable goals that will influence elections all over Orange County. Please join us if you want to put thought into action. This is NOT just another training.

Aug 23 Wednesday 6-8pm, Newport Beach: Costa Mesa Democratic Club Grass Roots Organizing 101 @ 1671 Pegasus Street
Democrats believe in the power of community. We know that as long as we can get our message out and get voters to the polls, we can win. That's why our neighborhood ambassador program is so important. We're creating one-on-one relationships, neighbor-to-neighbor to ensure local voters know about upcoming elections, candidates and issues. And it isn't a one-way communications tool. It also allows us to hear directly from the community as to the issues they care about most. A good ambassador understands the character and demographics of their neighborhood, listens to the community and connects year-round with their neighbors to promote the idea that we are all in this together. We know that relationship-building is our best chance for increasing Democratic turnout and performance in local, state, and federal elections. You can be part of the action -- we'll show you how at this training

Aug 24 Thursday 11:30am-1:30pm, Newport Beach: OC Forum Presents 2018 Housing Outlook @ Oak Creek Golf Club, 1 Golf Club Dr.
Housing continues to be at the forefront of Orange County's economic and policy discussions. The region needs increased housing production to remain economically competitive, yet there are major obstacles and challenges to getting it built. Simultaneously, the region is experiencing major demographic shifts impacting demands for type and design of housing. Please join us as we welcome back two of our nation's leading developers as they engage in a provocative discussion of housing and development issues, moderation by Bryan Starr, CEO of the Greater Irvine Chamber. An RSVP through Facebook does not correlate with a reservation; please use the link provided to purchase tickets, which are $85 for non-members.

Aug 24 Thursday 6:30-9pm, Anaheim: OC YIMBY Meet Up by People for Housing OC @ Phantom Ales, 1211 N Las Brisas St.
We are holding another Meet Up event, this time at Phantom Ales in Anaheim. Come grab a drink and connect with others concerned about the housing shortage in Orange County. You can learn more about us on our website PeopleForHousing.org   This "buy your own beer" event is a social networking opportunity open to everyone. Feel free to invite friends and colleagues. RSVP is NOT required. Questions? Send a message to hello@peopleforhousing.org   Find us online at peopleforhousing.org   Twitter and Facebook @HousingOC

Aug 24 Thursday 7-9pm, Lake Forest: United Nations Association, OC Chapter - Afghani Cultural Dinner @ Mirage Restaurant & Banquet, 22731 Aspan St.
The UNA, OC invites you to a Afghani Cultural Dinner. Experience an evening with a Taste of Afghanistan! The dinner is a fundraising opportunity for the UNHCR's Adopt A Future Campaign to prevent a generation of refugee children from losing an education. Includes a special presentation by Ariana Delawari, a renown Afghan-American film maker, musician and activist, and an appearance by Noor Delawari, two term Governor of the Central Bank of Afghanistan. It is an evening you don't want to miss! Register at www.una-oc.org by clicking on the Eventbrite button. Register by August 21! $30 per person.

Aug 25 Friday 6:30am, Laguna Hills: SoCal Resistance Health Care Demonstration @ Dunkin Donuts, 25242 McIntyre St.
Mimi Walters will be attending an event tomorrow morning at the Orange County Association of Realtors 25552 La Paz Road. We will gather at Dunkin Donuts and walk over to protest. Signs available or bring your own. To sign up and/or for more information, go to: https://act.moveon.org/event/aug-resistance-recess-events_attend/14847

Aug 25 Friday 5-10pm, Santa Ana: Vigil for DACA @ Federal Building, 34 Civic Center Plaza
We have received news that DACA runs a threat of being repealed tomorrow by Trump. If this happens, let's rally together tomorrow and stand united as a community in support of all undocumented folks. While losing DACA will be a tragedy, immigrant youth have proven time and time again that we are able to heal from attacks like this and come back stronger and united. We must start mobilizing in defense of those covered by DACA, those left out of DACA since the beginning, Temporary Protected Status holders, and the entire undocumented community. Bring art supplies and posters to help spread messages of hope.

Aug 25-27 Friday-Sunday, Anaheim: California Democratic Party Executive Board Meeting @ Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort, 1855 S Harbor Blvd.
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Aug 26 Saturday 8am-1:45pm, Orange: Mexican Consulate Workers' Rights Week Opening Ceremony @ Chapman University Fowler School of Law, Classroom #237 1 University Dr.
The ceremony will include speakers and panelists from the State of California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, United Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, and labor unions. Panelists and topics covered include the Latino community's role in the labor movement in Orange County, illegal practices in the workplace, workplace harassment and assault, and others! Free parking and lunch will be provided to those attending the event. RSVP: George Doctorian at 714-385-1534

Aug 26 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: UN Coffee Talk Series: Gender Equality @ American Red Cross Bldg, 600 Park Ctr Dr.
Join the United Nations Association, Orange County Chapter, for a panel presentation and discussion of Gender Equality. Is gender equality an issue for women only or all of us? What role does education and society play in gender equality? How can men across society's spectrum support gender equality? No charge for the event. RSVP requested to joy.adams@gmail.com or 949/235-3603. Refreshments will be served and $5.00 voluntary donation suggested.

Aug 26 Saturday 10am, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine Neighborhood Organizing @ 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 neigborhoods in Irvine. Please join us this weekend. 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.

Aug 26 Saturday 11am-2pm, Orange: Santa Ana Riverbed Roundtable/OC Poverty Alleviation Coalition/Summer of the People community meeting @ 635 N Eckhoff St., Ste. K
We'll talk about our next steps to help the people in the riverbed and our county's growing homeless population.

Aug 26 Saturday noon-3pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America - OC general meeting @ 1083 California Ave.
We will be voting for our officers, so please try to make this meeting!

Aug 26 Saturday 5-8pm, Anaheim: World Refugee Day 2017 @ Pearson Park Amphitheatre, 401 N Lemon St
In these dark times, we need to come together more than ever not to mourn but to celebrate refugees' cultural resilience, courage and contributions to the rich diversity and heritage of Orange County. Anaheim has the largest refugee population in Orange County mainly originating from Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Central America, East Africa and Vietnam. We urge you to join Refugee Forum of Orange County for a free multicultural dinner, free popcorn, cotton candy, live performances and story telling by the honorable refugees in our community at Pearson Park Amphitheatre. We have the honor of the following confirmed dignitaries that will be participating: Senator Josh Newman, Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva, Council Member Dr. Jose Moreno, Council Member Steve Faessel and more. Invite your neighbors, family and friends to eat and build community together to salute the extraordinary refugees of Orange County! Unite for Refugees! For more info, contact refugeeforumoc@gmail.com

Aug 26 Saturday 5-10pm, Orange: OCIYU Glitter Gala Celebration @ El Modena Community Family Resource Center, 18672 E. Center Ave.
For 13 years OCIYU's members have been organizing for immigrant rights. Owing to the turbulent political landscape, this may be one of our toughest years yet. While the threats we face are evolving daily, so are we as an organization. This year we stood alongside community members and organizers to make Santa Ana's Sanctuary City Policy one of the strongest in the country. We push for City Council to create a Deportation Defense Fund to assist low-income immigrants obtain legal representation. We have become one of the few organizations prioritizing womxn's rights by having a womxn of color serve as our Program Coordinator, while also running our Deportation Defense program. We fought tirelessly to provide the trans muxeres at the Santa Ana Jail with resources to fight their cases and visited them weekly, efforts that ultimately led to the cancellation of Santa Ana's contract with ICE in our city jail. We think it is time that we reserve one evening to celebrate OCIYU's achievements and the future that lies ahead. Our Glitter Party Gala will be that celebration. We will honor Jennifer Koh, Sabrina Rivera, and Jonathan Bibriesca, who have continued to support OCIYU and who have contributed so much to the immigrant rights movement on their own right! For ticket info, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ociyu-glitter-party-tickets-36473401927

Aug 26 Saturday 7-9pm, Mission Viejo: Screening of the film "Trapped" @ Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23436 Madero, Ste 140,
Women's Rights Action Group of Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation will sponsor the screening of "Trapped" - a 2016 documentary that follows the physicians, clinic owners and workers, and the lawyers who were on the front lines of the battle to keep abortion safe and legal for millions of American women. Retired Federal Judge and Planned Parenthood Community Action Fund Board Member, Lynne Riddle, who will introduce the film by explaining its legal backdrop, Roe v. Wade (1973) and Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992), and at its conclusion will share the outcome of the U.S. Supreme Court's Whole Women's Health vs. Hellerstedt (June 2016), and its effects on accessibility to exercise right of "choice". This will be an INTERACTIVE event, with time for discussion. REFRESHMENTS & WINE BAR!!! Admission Price: By donation as this is a fundraiser for Tapestry and Planned Parenthood. RSVPs are welcome but not required. To RSVP or if you have questions, contact Debbie Salahi (debbiesalahi@gmail.com or 714-742-7529) or Rona Henry (rona.s.henry@gmail.com or 609-216-1784)

Aug 27 Sunday 10:30am-1:30pm, Santa Ana: Women For: OC - 37th Annual Suffrage Day Celebration & Champagne Brunch @ The Hacienda, 1725 College Ave.
This annual celebration honors outstanding Orange County citizens who embody the spirit and characteristcs of those who have struggled courageously for women's suffrage and other human rights.   This year, our Suffrage Day Champagne Brunch will be honoring Marcia Milchiker, Felicity Figueroa, Peggy Thompson, and Ana Gonzalez.   The keynote speaker will be Jennifer Lee Koh, Professor of Law and Director of the Immigration Clinic at Western State College of Law. She will speak about "Re-imagining Political Activism in Orange County"   Flyer: womenfororangecounty.org/uploads/4/2/4/3/42430617/suffrage_day_2017_program.pdf   Tickets: eventbrite.com/e/37th-annual-suffrage-day-celebration-tickets-36632052455

Aug 27 Sunday 11am-12:30pm, Irvine: Visioning the Community's Future w/Karen Tate @ The GODDESS TEMPLE of OC, 17905 Sky Park Cir. Ste. A
It is my great pleasure to Guest Minister this morning and share a talk entitled:   Visioning the Community's Future:   Spiritual Courage, Partnership & Caring   Down with Patriarchy! May Patriarchy Fall! That was the rallying cry of the first Goddess Spirituality group I belonged to in the 1990's. We knew things weren't working for lots of people, particularly women, but we didn't talk much about what we did want for the future and how we might get there. Getting beyond Goddess 101, let's consider how we might mature and expand what it means to be a Goddess Advocate. . For more information check out www.karentate.com   facebook.com/events/727787337427238

Aug 27 Sunday 1-3:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative: Tackling Implicit Racial Bias @ 333 W Santa Ana Blvd.
This month's meeting will feature a viewing of the New York Times' short film series entitled, "Who Me? Biased?" In six, three-minute films, Saleem Reshamwala addresses the idea of Implicit Racial Bias, why it exists, and who it affects. Please join us as we view and discuss each of these engaging and informative installments.   Whether you're already an active member or a new attendee, we'd love to see you at the meeting. Come meet other like-minded racial justice activists who are working toward the common goal of eradicating racism and the calling out of racist policies, ideas, and actions within our own community. Please join us and become a part of this vital human rights, anti-racist movement.

Aug 29 Tuesday 10-11am, Irvine: Funeral Procession to Mourn the Victims of ACA Repeal @ 3333 Michelson Dr.
Mimi Walters voted to strip 22 million Americans of their healthcare insurance. An action which would cause 43,000 Americans to prematurely die each year. We must express to Mimi Walters that her actions are completely and totally unacceptable -she must put her consitutents, and not insurance companies, first!   As a demonstration, we will have a short funeral procession around her office building. Our pallbearers and speakers will be cancer and Tourettes survivors who have been able to live life because of the ACA's requirement that insurer's cover pre-existing conditions and ACA's ban on lifetime caps.   Join us in letting Mimi know that her consitutents will keep her accountable! Wear black if you can!

Aug 29 Tuesday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: OC Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice community gathering @ Santa Ana United Methodist Church, 2121 N Grand Ave.
Join us during our August Clergy & Community Gathering!   We look forward to a time of conversation about the economic justice issues that our comunities are facing. With the power of faith, hope, and solidarity we can achieve transformation in our communities.   As a distinguished faith and community leader, please join us in our efforts to break down barriers, and to further expand economic opportunity for all.   If you plan on attending, please RSVP to:   iarellano@cluejustice.org   Light refreshments will be provided.   #CLUEJustice #SacredRESISTANCE

Aug 29 Tuesday 5-7pm, Anaheim: City Council Votes on Outhouses @ 200 S Anaheim Blvd
OC Poverty Alleviation Coalition, OC Music League, Summer of the People, and The Rock Church in Anaheim need your help as we try to bring basic sanitation to the homeless community living at the Santa Ana Riverbed. On Tuesday, Anaheim City Council will vote on whether to allow portable restrooms by the Rampart St. encampment. We need your voice! Please stand with our marginalized communities, because everyone deserves the dignity of access to restrooms. Simply come to the city council meeting and we will instruct you from there on how to give a public comment.

Aug 29 Tuesday 7:15-9pm, Irvine: Amnesty International IUSA Irvine Local Group 178 Group @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy.

Aug 30 Wednesday 7:30-9am, Irvine: OC Forum Gubernatorial Candidate Breakfast: Gavin Newsom @ Oak Creek Golf Club1 Golf Club D
The OC Forum continues its Gubernatorial Breakfast Series featuring candidates who will vie for the State's top job in November 2018. Join us for the next event in our series featuring California Lieutenant Governor, and former Mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom.   This event will sell out - don't wait - reserve your table or individual seats now.

Aug 30 Wednesday 1-2pm, Huntington Beach: NO on HR38 (CCR) Postcard Delivery to Dana Rohrabacher @ Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, 101 Main St. Ste. 380
Please join us to deliver our batch of "No on HR 38 (CCR)" postcards to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher. RSVP in link: http://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/6706/signup/

Aug 30 Wednesday 5:30pm, Brea: Medicaid NOT Millionaires! Rally Hosted by Indivisible CA D-39 @ Congressman Ed Royce's Office, 210 W Birch St Ste 201
Our resistance is working, but the fight continues. Following the August break, President Trump will work with Republican�s in the House to gut Medicaid, Medicare, and funding for other social programs. Now is the time to RAISE OUR VOICES and send Rep. Royce back to DC with the knowledge that we will NOT forget his vote to terminate healthcare for 23 million Americans. Further, we expect him to protect the elderly, poor, disabled, and children in his district by voting against the reckless and unethical GOP House Budget Plan that would reduce or remove the programs that their lives depend upon.

Aug 30 Wednesday 6-8pm, Anaheim: Town Hall with Dave Min @ East Anaheim Community Center, 8201 East Santa Ana Canyon Road
Dave Min is going to every corner of California's 45th district to meet and engage voters while Rep. Mimi Walters refuses to hold a town hall for her constituents. So far, Dave has held more town halls than any candidate for Congress in California to show the residents of our district what kind of a representative he intends to be. With so much at stake in our country's future, the resident's of California's 45th deserve a voice, and Dave is leading with a grassroots and accessible campaign. He believes that in order to be a good representative, one must first talk with--and more importantly, listen to--the people one hopes to represent.   Any interested voter is welcome at our community Town Hall, where Dave will field questions from attendees about important issues and introduce his campaign's agenda.

Aug 30 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club Meeting @ Costa Mesa Senior Center, 695 West 19th St.
Join us for a discussion of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, five officials who wield power over an economy equivalent to the 40th largest US state! While most Orange County residents know very little about them, we will learn who are they, what decisions have they made lately that affect all of us, and what does it take to run for an OC Board of Supervisor seat?

Aug 31 Thursday 11am-noon, Irvine: Moms Demand Action "NO on HR38 (CCR") Postcard Delivery to Mimi Walters @ District Office of Congresswoman Mimi Walters, 3333 Michelson Dr
Please join us to deliver our batch of "No on HR 38 (CCR)" postcards to Rep. Mimi Walters. RSVP in link below:   http://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-actin-event/6705/signup/

Aug 31 Thursday 6pm, Irvine: PDA Chapter meeting @ Home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River Dr.
Please join us for our monthly PDA Chapter meeting, where we will discuss national, regional, and local issues of concern, and opportunities for action! Please bring a pot luck snack food item. RSVP, Map and directions here.


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Sep 2 Saturday 10am, Fullerton: California Nurses Associaton and HealthyCA Knocks Every Door for SB562 @ Richman Park, 711 Highland Ave.
Join us to go door-to-door talking to our neighbors about SB 562, legislation that would establish a universal healthcare system in the state. We can't wait until the next election to start organizing in our community - we need to go door-to-door now! We'll start with a training and end with a debrief of our experience knocking on doors and talking to voters.Dress for the weather, wear your walking shoes, and bring snacks and water. We're going to have a lot of fun, get to know each other and our neighbors, and start to do the work in order to expand healthcare to all.

Sep 2 Saturday 10am, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine Neighborhood Organizing @ 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 neigborhoods in Irvine. Please join us this weekend. 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.

Sep 2 Saturday 11am-1pm, Santa Ana: Fighting Hate with Love Hosted by Kayla Westergard Dobson-Carlson @ 622 E. 4th. St.
**PLEASE NOTE that this event requires RSVP on EventBrite (link below). Also please note that some details are still being worked out and the date is subject to change. Location details will be provided upon RSVP. Thank you!   --   In the wake of Charlottesville, Laguna Beach, and the countless instances of violence and hate towards marginalized groups in our country and own backyards, we want to bring together the resistance community in an event benefitting everyone in Orange County with love in their hearts. More info: facebook.com/events/113031816048740

Sep 2 Saturday 11am-2pm, Orange: Santa Ana Riverbed Roundtable Community Meeting @ 635 N Eckhoff St Ste K
Come to our community meeting. We'll talk about our next steps to help the people in the riverbed and our county's growing homeless population.

Sep 3 Sunday noon-4pm, Anaheim: Really Really Free Market @ 1151 N. La Palma Pkwy.
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 bringing items to share please only bring what you can carry (a bag or two) *Try and show up early (not 30min before we clean up) So folks have time to look and take items. This will also help us have less to clean up! more infol facebook.com/events/271591043333055

Sep 5 Tuesday 10am-noon, Irvine: Defend DACA rally @ San Marco Park, 1 San Carlo
Message: Until there is a permanent legislative solution in place [no clear bill supported], President Trump has a responsibility to protect and uphold the DACA program Goal: Create Accountability and Pressure towards local congressional leadership to support and defend DACA Demands: Targeting CD 45/Congressmember Mimi Walters To make a public statement in support of DACA // Denounce any termination of DACA To demand that USCIS does not share ANY data with federal agencies March to CD 45 Office/Circle Office Once and Return Potential Delegation to Mimi Walters office
OC Immigration Coalition   CHRLA Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights   OC Congregation Community Organization | OCCCO   Korean Resource Center   LGBT Center OC   OC Labor Federation

Sep 5-8 Tuesday-Friday 11am-1pm, Huntington Beach: The Clothesline Project @ GWC Intercultural Program, 15744 Goldenwest St.
The Clothesline Project is a visual display that bears witness to the violence against women. During the public display, a clothesline is hung with shirts, each one decorated to represent a particular woman's experience, by a survivor herself or by someone who cares about her. The first clothesline was hung in 1990 in Massachusetts and has since spread to communities across the country and other countries as well. GWC will host a week-long installation of a clothesline with T-shirts decorated with messages of emotion and hope.   Get involved in the movement by decorating a T-shirt on Wednesday, September 6ths from 11am-1pm to be added to the installation!

Sep 5 Tuesday 6:30-7pm, Santa Ana: Stand with DACA. No to Trump's racism @ Bristrol and Mcfadden
We have all heard the news that Trump wants to end DACA. We all know someone that is part of this program. The cancellation of this will affect 800,000 young undocumented students and workforce. Please come out and support our brothers and sisters. #defenddaca #commUNITY https://www.facebook.com/events/302354650228974/

Sep 5 Tuesday 6-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Undocumented & Unafraid March by OC Immigrant Youth United @ Sasscer Park, Ross & Santa Ana Blvd.
Undocumented "We will not comply" Unafraid. Advancing immigrant rights through education and undocumented youth-led community organizing.

Sep 5 Tuesday 6-8pm, Anaheim: Anaheim Homeless Policy Working Group @ Magnolia Baptist Church, 720 S Magnolia Ave.
We all need pack the church to be there countering nimbys

Sep 5 Tuesday 6:30-8pm, Orange: Habitat Night - Volunteer Orientation Hosted by Women Build-OC and Habitat for Humanity of OC @ Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, 480 S. Batavia St.
Join Habitat OC for our volunteer orientation to learn about the many ways you can get involved this summer. Help us build a world where everyone has a place to live.   Orientations are hosted the first Tuesday of every month, with some exceptions in observance of holidays, and are highly recommended to attend.   http://www.habitatoc.org/VolunteerSteps

[cancelled]> Sep 6 Wednesday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America - OC Cancelled
Meeting canceled. Watch for updates on future meetings.

Sep 6 Wednesday 7:30pm, Santa Ana: OC LGBT Pride Monthly Board Meetin5pmg @ OC Pride, 414 W 4th. St. Ste. N
Join Us for our Monthly Board Meeting. Bring some fresh ideas and participate in making the OC Pride Annual event even bigger!

Sep 7 Thursday 2-4pm, Huntington Beach: The Mask You Live In film screening @ GWC Intercultural Program, 15744 Goldenwest St.
"The Mask You Live In" is a documentary film that follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America's narrow definition of masculinity. Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, the protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence. Learn the stories of these young men and discuss solutions to help work towards gender equity for all.   Free refreshments will be served!

Sep 7Thursday 3-6pm, Santa Ana: Action supporting UFCW 324 contract fight with Food4Less @ Food4Less (Store #340) 2140 S. Bristol St.
Rally 3 PM - 6 PM Delegation 4 PM For more information, call George Doctorian at 714.385.1534

Sep 7 Thursday 5:30-8:30pm, Newport Beach: Democratic Women of South OC Meeting: Grassroots Organizing @ San Juan Capistrano Community Center, 25925 Camino Del Avion.
Tired of seeing Red in Orange County? Want more Blue? Learn how you can take action and turn your city Blue at DWSOC General Meeting. Agenda includes Democratic Party of Orange County 2017 Update and Plan to Turn the County Blue presented by Fran Sdao, Chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County, and Grassroots Organizing, presented by Linda May, Director of GRO DPOC. The number of people becoming activists, clamoring for political change, and the need for democratic change has never been greater. In this atmosphere, GRO*DPOC was born. Linda May conceived the project to harness the new enthusiasm, engage the electorate, and refurbish DPOC's grassroots program to turn Orange County blue. The short-range goal is to recruit 1,000 volunteers to become Neighborhood Organizers. The midrange goal is to turn out massive numbers of Democratic voters for the 2018 election and flip seats up and down the ballot. The long-range goal is to build a precinct leader, political system that will provide voters with an exciting and comfortable entry point to the Democratic Party, promote democratic values and serve the Democratic Party well into the future. Join us for this historic, change making, democratic foundation building journey. Dinner & socializing at 5:30pm (wine & beer served, please purchase dinner/drink ticket here) and presentation 6:30-8:30pm.

Sep 7 Thursday 5:45-9pm, Santa Ana: World Affairs Council "Losing an Enemy: Obama,Iran and the Triumph of Diplomacy" @ Orange County Mining Company, 10000 S. Crawford Canyon Rd.
Speaker: Dr. Trita Parsi, Founder & President of National Iranian American Council & author   Lecture - Book Signing Event   $10 Student/ $25 WACOC member, NIAC & NIPOC members/ $35 Non - memberTo register contact: orangecountyworldaffairs.org worldaffairs.org  or call 949-253-5751. His presentation and book will show that the conventional wisdom in Washington, even among supporters of the bill, are wrong.

Sep 7 Thursday 7pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC General Meeting: Death Penalty Dilemmas @ Green Valley Adult Recreation Clubhouse, 17250 Los Jardines W
Debates over California's death penalty policies have dragged out for decades, leaving the state mired in a system that is expensive, ineffectual, and too often traumatizing for the survivors of tragedy. Discover more about current death penalty consequences and why change is warranted from Bethany Webb, whose sister was among eight murdered in the Seal Beach Salon Meritage shooting in 2011. Bethany's narrative is both highly personal and deeply informed. "The death penalty," she argues, "is an empty promise of justice." Bethany Webb is a wife and mother of two, a mortgage loan officer, and a real estate agent in Orange County. She worked with Death Penalty Focus to promote passage of California's Proposition 62 (Repeal of the Death Penalty Initiative, 2016) and continues to advocate for justice, families, and the elimination of capital punishment in California. Her opinion editorial, "My sister was killed in the Seal Beach massacre. I still oppose the death penalty," appeared in the Los Angeles Times on June 29, 2017. Read it here: www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-webb-seal-beach-death-penalty-20170629-story.html . Doors open at 6:30. For info call Phil at 310-871-2083. Refreshments included. Membership encouraged, but not required. The DCWOC includes Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Seal Beach, Stanton, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach (including Sunset Beach), and Midway City.

Sep 7 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Garden Grove: An Evening in Solidarity with DACA Youth @ The Christ Cathedral, 1320 Chapman Ave
Join together for an evening of prayer, sharing, stories and faith in the wake of the announcement on DACA. If you have questions or would like to RSVP, please contact Cenia Martinez at 714/282-6029, cmartinez@rcbo.org.

Sep 8 Friday 10am-2:30pm, Huntington Beach: From DC to OC: Chickens of a Feather Collude Together @ Huntington Beach Pier at Main St
Indivisible OC 48 is excited to announce that Chicken Don will be in Huntington Beach! This is the same chicken that was featured in the tax march by artist Taran Brar. Standing 10 feet tall, Chicken Don will be at the Huntington Beach pier amphitheater. Chicken Don and Congressman Dana Rohrabacher collude with Russia. Dana recently traveled to London to meet with Julian Assange, who believes Russia did not interfere in the 2016 presidential election. Rep. Rohrabacher believes him. However, numerous U.S. intelligence agencies have stated that Russia did indeed interfere in the election. Congressman Rohrabacher supports Chicken Don's transgender soldier ban, the repeal and replace of Obamacare, and the removal of DACA. Dana Rohrabacher puts his loyalty for President Trump and Russian influences in front of his district, constituents, and responsibilities. He is unfit to serve CA 48, and must be voted out of office in 2018.

Sep 8 Friday 3-6pm, Fullerton: Action supporting UFCW 324 contract fight with Food4Less @ Food4Less (Store #508) 914 W. Orangethorpe Ave
Rally 3 PM - 6 PM Delegation 4 PM For more information, call George Doctorian at 714.385.1534

Sep 8 Friday 5:30-7pm, Anaheim: "And Still I Rise" @ Anaheim City Hall, 200 S Anaheim Blvd -> La Palma Park
Anaheim Youth Present the "And Still I Rise" march and vigil. Meet at city hall, march to La Palma Park, gather at La Palma Park for speakers.

Sep 8 Friday 6pm-midnight, Santa Ana: Chican@s Unidos Annual Fundraiser @ 412 N Sycamore St.
Save the Date for our annual fundraiser as we celebrate 11 years of resistance in Orange County and raise funds for our internship program. Research for change. Invite your friends and family.   Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3070970   More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/733476386854351/

Sep 9 Saturday 7:30am-noon, Orange: Activist Training in Non-Violence @ Sisters of St Joseph of Orange, 480 South Batavia Street
Let's get together to strengthen our skills, resolve and commit to further the need for nonviolence growth in our communities. Registration: $20 - cash/check at the door. Sorry, no credit or debit cards will be accepted at the event. Meeting in the auditorium lounge. (Follow signs)   Registration Opens: 7:30AM Arrival (coffee/snacks available); 8am to noon - Training will: explore in depth the causes and symptoms of violence; explore and discuss the impact of trauma on violence and what we can do to prevent creating more trauma for ourselves and others; The trainer is Ann Mbacke, Peace Advocate and and Trauma Support Provider. Sponsor groups include Orange County Peace Coalition Campaign Nonviolence, Pax Christi, MFSO, VFP, Enough, Senior Patriots for Peace (Seal Beach), Peace Builders of Orange County.

Sep 9 Saturday 9am-3pm, Anaheim: Friends Women's Conference: Stronger @ City National Grove of Anaheim, 2200 East Katella Avenue,
We are excited for our Annual Women's Conference. Tickets are limited so make sure to get your ticket in advance. Pre-Sale $10 or $15 at the door.   Check back for more details!   Doors open at 8:30am

[correction] Sep 9 Saturday 9:30am-3pm, Lake Forest Orange: OC High School Democrats Youth Activism Conference @ 1916 W Chapman Ave., Suite B
Orange County High School Democrats' conference for any and all politically passionate students.  The conference goal is to engage students who are interested in politics and empower them with the tools and resources they need to take action and get involved with on-the-ground activism and advocacy work. The event will be featuring multiple engaging speakers (TBA) and food will be free! RSVP on Facebook or email csun@hsdems.org. We will also have an opportunity drawing for two tickets to the Truman Dinner on Sep 23 where Keith Ellison will be speaking!

Sep 9 Saturday 11am, Orange: OC Poverty Alleviation Coalition Community Meeting @ 635 N Eckhoff St, Ste K
Come to our community meeting. We'll talk about our next steps to help the people in the riverbed and our county's growing homeless population.

Sep 9 Saturday 2-5pm, Lake Forest: Military Recruitment Protest @ 25432 Trabuco Rd
Imperialism=Extinction   We're protesting about the Emergency Issue of Climate Change! #Houston #Military #HighestEmitterCO2 #ClimateChange And saving lives, too!   Join the Socialist Party of Orange County in protesting and distributing literature detailing the U.S. military's effects on our planet's ecological systems (provided on this page) to both traffic surrounding and entering the station. If you can, please bring a signs that state "Imperialism = Extinction". Our hope is that this effort will raise awareness about the U.S. military's role in global climate change and will potentially give potential recruits some information that may factor into their decision to join the military. More info: facebook.com/events/5952562408629394

Sep 9 Saturday 2-9pm, Huntington Beach: Be The Cause & One Global Family's Potluck Beach Party @ Bolsa Chica State Beach
Join us or Be The Cause & One Global Family's Potluck Beach Party​!! We will be coming together for our 15th anniversary to celebrate EACH OF YOU and the many wonderful years of serving together locally & globally as Community Partners. We are gearing up and looking forward to many more years of selfless service, global service trips, and making a collaborative difference. This will be a FUN celebration in Huntington Beach, Southern California!!   facebook.com/events/1940705049507808

Sep 10 Sunday 7:30am-3pm, Huntington Beach: Beach Arlington West @ On the sands of Huntington Beach Pier
We meet up at the beach at (6th st. and PCH north of the pier) 7:30 and start the set-up of the field of crosses and other items. Depending upon number of helpers, this can take 30 minutes or over two hours. "Many hands make for light and fast work". Take down goes much quicker than set-up.  We will likely start  breakdown at about 3:00PM and hopefully have everything back in the trailer before 4:00.  Please join us this month.  If you have questions contact Jeff at  jeff.mfso@earthlink.net or call/text  562-522-4241

Sep 11 Monday 6:30-7:30pm, Fullerton: Healthy California and California Nurses Association SB 562 Town Hall @ 340 W Commonwealth Ave
When enacted, the Healthy California Act (SB 562), will guarantee that every California resident receives comprehensive healthcare services. It's like Medicare For All. Attend a town hall meeting in your area to learn more about this imperative legislation. RSVP Here: bit.ly/2gLA1e2

Sep 11 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Newport Coast: Candidate Forum @ Coastal Canyon Park Community Room, 6700 Ridge Park Rd.
Imagine Action OC is proud to present a Candidate Forum with Hans Keirstead - Candidate for US Congress, California's 48th District, Boyd Roberts - Candidate for US Congress, California's 48th District, Brian Forde - Candidate for US Congress, California's 45th District, Farrah Khan - Irvine City Council Candidate. Please join us for this important event and our Full Membership Meeting on September 11.   (Note: change of starting time 6:30pm instead of 6:45pm and change of venue, Coastal Canyon Park Community Room instead of Treehouse at The Camp where we usually hold our full membership meetings). This will be an exciting and informative evening! Please RSVP as we need to plan! Please RSVP at facebook.com/events/1110656069036641

Sep 12 Tuesday 4-7pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle Sip & Talk @ The Corner, 8961 Adams Ave
Come hang out and talk politics with other HB Huddle members in a casual setting. No work, no agenda, just fun. Look for the table with the lei's :)

Sep 12 Tuesday 4-9pm, Irvine: Advocating for renewable energy at Irvine City Council meeting @ 1 Civic Center Plz.
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are back-to-back record breaking storms. Climate change has increased the intensity of these storms, with heartbreaking results. It can be easy to feel helpless facing this problem. We are NOT helpless, though! Each of us, personally, has the power to slow climate change and prevent hurricanes like these from getting worse. In this Call to Action, we are asking you to speak briefly (less than 3 minutes) at the upcoming Irvine City Council meeting to ask Irvine to adopt renewable energy.   The Irvine City Council will vote on the first step toward adopting renewable energy this upcoming Tuesday, Sept 12. Specifically, they are voting on whether to approve a feasibility study for adopting Community Choice Energy. more info: facebook.com/events/114970975846120

Sep 12 Tuesday 5:30pm, Capo Beach: South OC Progressives: The San Onofre Nuclear Waste Dump Crisis @ 34700 Coast Hwy., Banquet Room of Agostino's
Dinner and social hour 5:30-7, meeting begins at 7. The speaker will be Donna Gilmore (SanOnofreSafety.org) who will update everyone on the alarming developments regarding the San Onofre Nuclear Waste Dump now being built.  What can everyone do about the nearly 2,000 tons of uranium and plutonium which will be stored for decades (or possibly forever) only a few miles away? Discussants will be Gary Headrick (San Clemente Green) and Roger Johnson.  RSVP necessary:  socprogressives@gmail.com

Sep 13 Wednesday 11:30am-12:30pm, Anaheim: OC Coastkeeper: Lunch and Learn - California's Water @ Muzeo, 241 S Anaheim Blvd,
*Please note, this event will be held at the Neighborhood Congregational Church in Laguna Beach.   Join us in September for our monthly meeting where Antonio Villaraigosa who is running for Governor of California will address the Laguna Beach Democratic Club and take questions. Please indicate on this event if you plan on coming as we need to select the venue that will fit everyone. facebook.com/events/1696323193714381

Sep 13 Wednesday 11:45am-1:30pm, Costa Mesa: Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council: New Clergy Welcome with Our 3 Mayors @ Costa Mesa Bahai Center, 1952 Church St
Join us as we return from our summer for our September luncheon/meeting welcoming all new Clergy and hearing from our 3 Mayors on how they build relationships with the houses of worship in their cities.   Luncheons are $12 with RSVP, $15 at the door. Please RSVP to farrah@firstdrops.org by Sept 12, 5pm. Cash and Check only please.

Sep 13 Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Healthy California and California Nurses Association SB 562 Town Hall @ 505 E Central Ave.
When enacted, the Healthy California Act (SB 562), will guarantee that every California resident receives comprehensive healthcare services. It's like Medicare For All. Attend a town hall meeting in your area to learn more about this imperative legislation. RSVP Here: bit.ly/2gLA1e2

Sep 13 Wednesday 6:45-9pm, Fullerton: Indivisible CA 39 meeting @ Fullerton Community Center, 340 W Commonwealth Ave.
This is the first of our members' meetings after "Summer Vacation".   We will discuss the Indivisible CA 39 actions and plans, past and future.   Bring yourself, your kids, your friends, your neighbors!   $5 TO HELP PAY THE COST OF THE VENUE is welcome (but not required).   Viviana Martinez will lead us in a short exercise in mindfulness, to focus on the here and now, as a kind of stress management technique for activists.   FEATURED SPEAKER - Don Han - Responding to the Rise of Hate in Our Community   Our FEATURED SPEAKER is Don Han with the OC Human Relations Commission , who will make a 45 minute presentation followed by questions and answers.   His program focuses on the individual, and how they can best prepare to lower the temperature when it comes to hate and promote peaceful engagement through our activism.

Sep 13 Wednesday 7-9pm, Fullerton: North OC for Responsible Gun Solutions @ 1981 Sunnycrest Drive
California police chiefs oppose concealed carry bill   Join us as we launch a letter writing campaign in opposition of Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (H.R.38).   Bring photos or computer print-outs of your children and other loved ones. We will be writing messages opposing this bill on the backs of these pictures and print-outs, so make sure that your picture is a duplicate or that it can be replaced. We will be using the pictures as note cards to send Ed Royce the message, "Not One More!"   Don't let Congressman Ed Royce turn our community into the next headline grabbing tragedy like Sandy Hook, Orlando, or Columbine.

Sep 13 Wednesday 7-9pm, Tustin: OC Racial Justice Collaborative book club discussion: Towards the Other American @ 17th Street Grill, 17320 E 17th St,
White anti-racist activist Chris Crass calls on all of us to join our values to the power of love and act with courage for a world where Black lives truly matter. A world where the death culture of white supremacy no longer devours the lives of Black people and no longer deforms the hearts and souls of white people. In addition to his own soul-searching essays and practical organizing advice in his “notes to activists,” Chris Crass lifts up the voices of longtime white anti-racist leaders organizing in white communities for Black Lives Matter. Come join us for a discussion of the book (even if you don't get a chance to read/finish it) and anti-racist activism.

Sep 13 Wednesday 7-9pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club - Special Guest Antonio Villaraigosa @ Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St Anns Dr.
*Please note, location.   Join us for our monthly meeting where Antonio Villaraigosa who is running for Governor of California will address the Laguna Beach Democratic Club and take questions. Please indicate on this event if you plan on coming as we need to select the venue that will fit everyone.   Antonio Villaraigosa served as the 41st Mayor of Los Angeles, California (2005-13), member of the California State Assembly (1994-2000), the Democratic leader of the Assembly (1996-98), and the Speaker of the California State Assembly (1998-2000). After being termed out of the State Assembly, he was elected to the Los Angeles City Council (2003) and served until he was elected Mayor (2005).

Sep 13 Wednesday 7-8:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Dems State of the Organization & Townhall Meeting @ Chapter One: the modern local, 227 N Broadway
Come join OCYD for a discussion of the progress we've made this year, opportunities to get involved, and a "townhall" part of the evening, where you'll be able to provide feedback & input into our direction looking ahead to the end of 2017 & 2018. OCYD is THE umbrella organization for young progressives & Democrats in Orange County, so come have your voice heard! We represent YOU!   Farrah Khan, candidate for Irvine City Council, will also join us to come speak about her campaign!

Sep 14 Thursday 5:30-7pm, Santa Ana: Planned Parenthood Orange and San Bernardino County Advocacy Night @ Provided with RSVP
Join us for our monthly Advocacy Night meeting! This is part of a series of monthly meetings to mobilize advocates, educate our communities about the importance of reproductive justice, and connect with community partners. You will also have the opportunity to meet with your local Community Action Fund representatives, other advocates just like you, and learn how to take action! For those of you who are regulars to these meetings, we challenge you to bring one new friend this month! It is our time to fight back and take back; we hope to see you there! Questions, please email:  publicaffairs@pposbc.org  Our meeting will be in Santa Ana, location provided upon RSVP.

[canceld] Sep 15 Friday 11am-2pm, Newport Beach: Protesting VP Pence @ Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Dr (Fashion Island)
Please sign up for text alerts by texting the word PROTEST to 84483 ** AS DETAILS AND LOCATION MAY CHANGE DAY OF!! Vice President Mike Pence will host a luncheon fundraiser for the GOP California Representatives that are vulnerable in the 2018 mid-terms. While he's in there pandering to the 1%, We, the People, will be outside participating in Democracy. Bring signs that share your unique concerns with our VP, but the overarching message will Trump and Pence Are Wrong For America! Tell Pence and the GOP that our country must represent ALL Americans no matter race, color, creed, or sex. Our Democracy should not be for sale. Pence and the GOP have offended, marginalized, and oppressed people and communities for far too long. It's time to loudly and boldly show them who we are. We are diverse. We are colorful. We are amazing. Dress and signage accordingly. There may even be an appearance by Chicken Don (the Trump Chicken). This event is co-hosted by Indivisble OC 48, Indivisble OC 46, Together We Will Orange County, Code Blue Orange County, and Women for American Values and Ethics (WAVE).** Please sign up for text alerts by texting the word PROTEST to 84483 ** AS DETAILS AND LOCATION MAY CHANGE DAY OF!!

Sep 15 Friday noon, San Juan Capistrano: Lunch with League: The OC Snitch Scandal with Norberto Santana Jr. @ Marie Callender's, 31791 Del Obispo St.
Mr. Santana is publisher of Voice of OC and an award-winning investigative reporter with nearly two decades reporting experience directly engaging with Orange County government institutions and decision makers. He has focused on local governments across Southern California, previously as a staff writer with outlets such as the San Diego Union Tribune and the San Bernardino County Sun. Click here for details, including instructions on menu order and RSVP. This event is open to League members and the general public. All are welcome. Bring a Friend. We're happy to introduce an Electronic Reservation form for our Lunch with League. As before, you're welcome to RSVP by calling/emailing Barb Wood. at 208-284-9167 oremail at barbjsocal@gmail.com. We're hoping that you will try out the new system by clicking on this Link. After completing the information, click "Submit" at the bottom of the form. You will have the option to submit additional reservations and/or edit your form. Response is required by Sept. 11 with menu choice. Cost: $20 for lunch, $5 for speaker only.

Sep 15 Friday 5:30-8pm, Orange: Summer Of The People: Housing, NOT WALLS @ Angel Stadium of Anaheim, 2000 E Gene Autry Way
This will be a picket event during the September game between the Angels and the Texans. We will gather on Orangewood by the parking lot entrance with chairs, signs, and flyers and proceed West on Orangewood turning North on State Collegeto the other parking lot entrance. This event is to raise awareness of the plight of the homeless residents of the Santa Ana Riverbed adjacent to Angel Stadium parking lot. The Angels are blaming the homeless residents for multiple offenses and are demanding that a 12 foot wall be erected between their parking lot and the riverbed AT TAXPAYER EXPENSE. So this organization, which could do so much to help those experiencing homelessness, is instead choosing to wall off these people. Out of sight, out of mind. A copy of the letter from the Angels administration to Orange County administration as well as Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait and Anaheim City Manager is in the Discussion section.

Sep 15 Friday 7pm, Santa Ana: The Earth in Crisis: A Call for Interfaith and Multi-Cultural Action @ Church of the Foothills, 19211 Dodge Ave.
Hear and discuss how a holistic interfaith spirit and inter-cultural cooperation will help to resolve conditions threatening world peace and the future of all like on the planet. Professor Linda Groff, Distinguished Professor Eritus at CSU-Dominguez Hills, will speak regarding the current ecological crises and host an interactive question and answer period. Topics will include The Antrhopocene Age: Human dominance of the Earth, Global Warming and Climate Change and much more. Dessert and coffee will be served. Please RSVP to EarthIncrisisRSVP@gmail.com. $10 donation welcomed at the door. Event is sponsored by OC Interfaith Coalition for the Environment, Church of the Foothills, Interfaith Council of OC.

new Sep 16 Saturday 8am, Newport Beach: 3rd Annual Tri-County Women's Empowerment Summit @ Fullerton College, 321 E Chapman Ave
The Tri-County Women's Empowerment Summit Program, hosted by Fullerton College Ethnic Studies Dept., provides knowledge about resources and networking opportunities for a cross section of women participants by age, culture, and interest including college students, small business owners, nonprofit leaders, community leaders and elected officials to succeed and improve their lives. Each Summit has an expected attendance of 100 women ages 18-80 who seek to gain knowledge, learn about current trends, share resources, and network regionally with other women. The Summit's one-day program is broken into morning and afternoon sessions. Be sure to pre-register ASAP and select your option for lunch (included) by clicking on the link for tickets. Scholarships are available to cover the $10 admission. The event is free for Fullerton College students.

Sep 16 Saturday 9am-12noon, Huntington Beach: Coastkeeper OC Coastal Cleanup Day @ See Below for Link
Make Your Beach #Trash Free. With our endless summers and stunning beaches, Orange County hosts 42 million visitors every year - all seeking an unforgettable California experience. However, with thousands of pounds of trash polluting our coastline, some Orange County beaches may not look so great on a postcard. Make a difference at your favorite summer spot by joining Coastal Cleanup Day - the world's biggest trash cleanup. Meet us at a beach near you to keep our beaches #ClassyNotTrashy. Where: Click here for location near you

Sep 16 Saturday 10am, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club Brunch with California State Treasurer John Chiang @ Clubhouse 1, 23822 Avenida Sevilla, PO Box 2254
Keynote speaker is John Chiang, California State Treasurer, on "Taking A Different Road In California". Doors Open 9:15am; Brunch at 10am. Enjoy Brunch by Jolanda Served Family Style at Your Table. Members $25; Guests $30. Once again, an Amazing Silent Auction. Plus, return of the Mimosas - for a small donation which goes to South County Outreach (Registration deadline is Friday, Sept 8th).   Pay for your brunch reservation with a credit card on the SECURE website which was created to serve only Democratic causes and candidates, ActBlue. Sign up: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/2017lagunawoods or contact us about mailing in a check. (For Laguna Woods Village residents & their guests only)

Sep 16 Saturday 10am-1pm, Huntington Beach: HBHuddle Meeting (all groups) @ Fullerton Community Center 340 W Commonwealth Ave.
Come join our next HBHuddle Meeting and keep yourself up-to-date with the current politics. Doors open at 9:30 AM and meeting begins promptly at 10:00 AM

Sep 16 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Huntington Beach: Pence Pushback Picnic OC Grassroots Rapid Response Hosted by Dr. Hans Keirstead for Congress @ 6622 Lakeview Dr.
Mike Pence is coming to Orange County to raise big money for Dana Rohrabacher with a $100,000 per plate dinner.   Join Hans for a barbecue and campaign strategy session on how to defeat Dana Rohrabacher in 2018.   All are welcome   Suggested Contribution $10 per plate.   Huntington Beach Central Park Pinic Shelter 6622 Lakeview Dr.   RSVP Contact Jess Carey at Contact@HansforCA.com   https://secure.actblue.com/donate/hbbbq916 more info facebook.com/events/1597449010554571

Sep 16 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Glenn Branch Climate Change Education and Church/State Separation @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.

Sep 17 Sunday 10:30am-2:30pm, Santa Ana: Meet Our Sikh Neighbors @ Sikh Center of Orange County, 2514 Warner Avenue,
Southern California has a vibrant, dynamic Sikh Community! Please join us as we meet our Sikh neighbors, learn about their traditions, history and culture...and share a delicious meal! We shall also discuss special challenges faced by Sikhs in the post 9/11 world.

Sep 17 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine: A Conversation on Social Justice @ Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
For our September General Meeting, we will be joined by Imam Atef from the Islamic Center of Irvine for a conversation about Social Justice in 21st century America.   We will have updates from the Democratic Party of Orange County, from our local officers, the College Democrats at UCI, and a special update from our neighborhood organizing team that has been knocking on doors throughout Irvine for the past 3 months.   We will have free snacks for all attendees!

Sep 17 Sunday 4:30-6pm, Anaheim: Teaching Climate Change: Dealing with Doubt & Denial @ Business Expo Center, 1960 S Anaheim Way,
Scientists overwhelmingly agree about the occurrence, causes, and consequences of climate change. But the public is not so sure. And science education is suffering as a result. Reviewing recent controversies over the place of climate science in state science standards and summarizing the results of a recent rigorous national survey of science teachers, Glenn Branch from the National Center for Science Education will explain how doubt and denial about climate change are affecting science education. More info: facebook.com/events/1506393852787348

new Sep 18 Monday 5:30-6:30pm, Santa Ana: Renters Week of Action: Renter's Know Your Roghts Workshop @ Parking Lot, N Garfield St & Brown St
The Community Lands in Community Hands coalition is joining the national #HomesforAll campaign to lift up the urgent needs of the renter community in Santa Ana. The coalition has called upon the City to use public lands to alleviate a crisis in housing as well as other pressing needs such as open space and inclusive economic development. Santa Ana residents, youth and adults, family members, workers, and community organizations, is launching a policy campaign this week under the name "Permanecer y Prosperar", - a reference to local residents' rights to "Remain and Thrive" in Santa Ana, in spite of growing pressures of displacement. The Week of Action elevates the following demands:
1. Protect renters from unjust evictions and inhumane housing conditions;
2.Control Rent;
3.Control of land and development by local residents
See flyer for actions, times and locations.

new Sep 18 Monday 5-7pm, Fullerton: DACA Know Your Rights Forum @ Fullerton College Wilshire Auditorium, 315 E Wilshire Ave
PLC's Immigration Law unit's forum will provide vital info, especially for impacted college students. Please share this information with colleagues, family, friends, contacts at agencies involved with youth, and any contacts you may have at local community colleges or universities. The event is open to the general public and parking is free, provided by Fullerton College. Attendees will be provided with information related to: The September 5, 2017 announcement on DACA; Who is eligible for renewal and who is not eligible; What it means practically when a permit expires; Constitutional rights, especially the 4th/5th amendments; Rights and responsibilities when it comes to employment (and alternatives to employment); The future of DACA, including pending litigation and legislation. A general Q&A session will be held at the end. We will also be registering individuals for assistance with DACA renewals at our September 25, 2017 Mega DACA Renewal Fair.

Sep 18 Monday 6:45-8:30pm, Laguna Niguel: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club monthly meeting @ Faith Episcopal Church, 27802 El Lazo
Join local Democrats in the Aliso Niguel community as we seek to advance our common goals: to fight for social justice, protect those who are vulnerable, provide economic opportunities for all, work to be good stewards of our environment, and elect Democrats who support these goals.

new Sep 19 Tuesday 4-8pm, Santa Ana: Renters Week of Action: March to City Hall/Press Conference/City Council Meeting @ Latino Health Access, 450 W 4th St., Ste 130
The Community Lands in Community Hands coalition is joining the national #HomesforAll campaign to lift up the urgent needs of the renter community in Santa Ana. The coalition has called upon the City to use public lands to alleviate a crisis in housing as well as other pressing needs such as open space and inclusive economic development. Santa Ana residents, youth and adults, family members, workers, and community organizations, is launching a policy campaign this week under the name "Permanecer y Prosperar", - a reference to local residents' rights to "Remain and Thrive" in Santa Ana, in spite of growing pressures of displacement. The Week of Action elevates the following demands:
1. Protect renters from unjust evictions and inhumane housing conditions;
2.Control Rent;
3.Control of land and development by local residents
See flyer for actions, times and locations.

new Sep 19 Tuesday 6-7pm, La Habra: Immigraton Forum @ 501 S Idaho St., Auditorium First Floor
Join us in registering voters in La Habra and volunteering at the Free Immigration Forum! Join us and you will receive a lot of information on: emergency family planning , Power of attorney or caregiver authorization affidavit.

new Sep 19 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Orange: International Day of Peace Celebration Day One @ Traffic Circle, Intersection of E. Chapman and Glassell St.
Join the celebration featuring Luminaries at the Orange Circle. All peace and justice groups are invited to bring banners and signs.  If you are able to join us on one or more of these days, please contact me Pat Alviso, Military Families Speak Out OC/LB at 562-833-8035 or msfo-oc@earthlink.net.

new Sep 19 Tuesday 6:30-9pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats - Science in the Age of Trump @ Norman Murray Community & Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way
Featured Speaker:   Science in the Age of Trump   A discussion by Professor Kevork Abazajian from 314 Action   314 Action is a nonprofit 501(c)4 that was founded by members of the STEM community, grassroots supporters and political activists who believe in science. They are committed to electing more STEM candidates to office, advocating for evidence-based policy solutions to issues like climate change, and fighting the Trump administration's attacks on science.   Dr. Kevork Abazajian, professor of Physics and Astronomy at UCI, will discuss the importance of Science in the Age of Trump and the role 314 Action is taking to aggressively advocate for a pro-science agenda in Washington, D.C. and in local and state legislatures. Come join us for what is sure to be a very enlightening evening!

Sep 19 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousins Club - Israeli/Palestinian Peace @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Iyadi Aflaq, a Palestinian-American was a Bernie Sanders delegate to the Democratic National Convention. He will talk to us about the differences between the Sanders and Clinton delegates on the issues concerning the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Discussion will follow. Please join us. Annual Cousin Club dues are $10. We would appreciate your support for 2017.

new Sep 20 Wednesday 11am, Irvine: Emergency Protest: Republicans are coming after our health care... again @ Rep. Walters ofc, 3333 Mitchelson Dr.
It's an all hands on deck moment. Courage Campaign members will once again need to fight ferociously to save health care. Will you join us tomorrow at the office of Rep. Mimi Walters to demand she defends California's healthcare? Click here to RSVP. This is a red alert: Republicans in Congress are once again attacking the health care system. Their new proposal is even more cruel than previous bills. And if we don't act now, it just might pass.The new bill by Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Lindsay Graham (R-SC) would take a wrecking ball to the health care system in favor of letting each state decide what conditions and treatments can be covered by insurance -- and people with pre-existing conditions could lose their protection. And this isn't just an attack on American health care -- Cassidy and Graham are explicitly targeting California. They'll take billions of dollars in health care funding from us and give it to more conservative states in order to win the support of those governors and senators. It's politics at its sickening worst.

Sep 20 Wednesday 5-9pm, Costa Mesa: DACA Renewal Clinic by Orange County Immigrant Youth United @ Orange Coast Community College, 2701 Fairview Road
More information coming soon

new Sep 20 Wednesday Dusk, Orange: International Day of Peace Celebration Day Two @ Orange Circle, Chapman and Glassell
Celebrate awareness of war and peace at OCPC's slide show of photos from war. This event is one of 4 events celebrating the International Day of Peace. For more info, contact mfsooc@earthlink.net or call 562/833-8035.

Sep 20 Wednesday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club General Meeting @ San Juan Capistrano Community Center, 25925 Camino Del Avion
Meet Four Democratic City Leaders to discuss the challenges facing our cities and communities, the importance of YOUR civic involvement, and how WE can reclaim our local city governments.   Join neighbors in city focused table talks and learn first hand some strategies and techniques on how you can make an impact in city government.   See full details here:   http://southcountydemocrats.org/events/general-meeting-sept-2017/

new Sep 20 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Santa Ana: Radical Coalition Building in an era of Trump @ El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N. Ross St.
Radical Coalition Building in an Era of Trump This Ain't Your Nonprofit Coalition Isnpired by the youth activism in the past 20 years, Mr. Solorzano is interested in documenting the black, brown, "queer" and migrant voices that have shaped racial justice and migrant rights locally, and across the nation. By exploring traditional notions of coalitions and women of color feminism, Solorzano illustrales alternative forms of coalition building that can emerge and thereby reorient our notions of political identities and solidarity.   Rafael Solorzano is a Ph.D. student in Chicana and Chicana Studies at UCLA, who documents Latina/o/x resistance and activism in Orange County & U.S. South.

Sep 20 Wednesday 7-8:30pm, Anaheim: Summer Of The People Alternatives to Homelessness @ The Phoenix Club, 1340 S Sanderson Ave.
Alternatives to Homelessness is the topic. As of 8/11, we have the following speakers confirmed:   former State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly   Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson   Executive Director of City Net, Brad Fieldhouse   Anaheim city Councilman Jose Moreno   Becks Heyhoe of Orange County United Way, has also been invited to show a 20 minute power point presentation on Homelessness in Orange County the Costs to our Community, a study sponsored by Orange County United Way, Jamboree and UCI.

Sep 21 Thursday 10am-2pm, Huntington Beach: International Day of Peace @ GWC Intercultural Program, 15744 Goldenwest St,
Be inspired by art, music, spoken word and performances that express interpretations of peace and hope for a better world! Join us for an OUTDOOR ART FAIR and OPEN MIC showcasing artists from campus and the local community. Refreshments will be served!   Interested in showcasing your art or participating in the open mic? Please email icp@gwc.cccd.edu or stop by the Intercultural Programs office in the Student Services Annex to learn how to get involved!

new Sep 21 Thursday 11am-2pm, Brea: Rapid Response: Rep. Ed Royce Say NO to Graham-Cassidy @ Congressman Ed Royce's Office, 210 W Birch St, Ste 201
Senate Republicans are trying once again to repeal the ACA. The latest proposal from Senators Cassidy and Graham specifically targets California. Their proposal would strip $28 billion from our health care system -- this is unacceptable. We are calling on Rep. Ed Royce to oppose this cruel proposal that puts our district at risk. News outlets are downplaying the bill's chances, but Cassidy-Graham has become a serious threat. If it passes, millions of people would lose health care. Medicaid would be radically restructured and deeply cut. And out-of-pocket costs for individuals would rise, while protections for people with pre-existing conditions would be weakened or even disappear. We can't afford to sit this fight out. We need to show Rep. Ed Royce that we will never let him steal our healthcare and we will hold him accountable for his votes. Join us at Ed's Office to demand that he defend our health care! RSVP HERE: goo.gl/forms/IlSAJ26cvrN2C76H2

new Sep 21 Thursday 5:30-7:30pm/7:30-10:30pm, Santa Ana: Renters Week of Action: Santa Ana Active Streets Coalition Ride For Community Lands/Gentrification Tour @ El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N. Ross St. -> Laundry Love, 406 E Santa Ana Blvd
It'll be a SAASy stroll for the Community Lands in Community Hands movement to "Persist and Thrive in Santa Ana". We'll be riding our usual distances, but we'll be making stops at local vacant lots for short art performances and ending the ride at a lot party with our friends @ Laundry Love. * Bring working bikes If under 18 must have helmet
See flyer for actions, times and locations.

new Sep 22 Friday 7-8:30am, Fullerton: Quirk-Silva Breakfast Club with Speaker Anthony Rendon @ Portola Pavilion C in the Titan Student Union, California State University Fullerton, 800 N State College Blvd.
Join Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, for a continental breakfast and talk about issues impacting California from an insider's perspective with Anthony Rendon, Speaker of the Assembly. Registration/Breakfast: 7am; Program Runs: 7-8:30am. Free parking reserved in Lot R. RSVP here, Claudia.Pena@asm.ca.gov, or by calling 714/521-6505.

Sep 22 Friday 5-9pm, Orange: Occupy the Orange Circle: The County Needs to Stop Homelessness @ 99 Plaza Sq.
Honda Center has paid Orange County to relocate the homeless population in the riverbed. A majority of that population is seen from the City of Orange. As Orange residents, we demand action from the county to provide a solution for the people in the riverbed. This is a time for communities to come together and encourage action from our elected officials.

Sep 22 Friday 6-8pm, Anaheim: Public Awareness Gathering @ Anaheim Police Department, 425 S Harbor Blvd.
We will be gathering monthly at the Anaheim Police Department, we will have an open mic for community members to come and tell their stories of police abuse, Anaheim police has a long list of victims who have lost their lives by these officers.. there are unreasonable officers employed by the city of Anaheim, gathering once a month will give the community an opportunity to learn about the deadly unreasonable officers patrolling their streets.and how to keep them accountable..   bring chalk   bring signs   bring friends   #StrongCommunitiesMakePoliceObsolete #APDstopCriminalizingTheHo meless #APDstopCriminalizingOurYo uth #APDstopShootingOurPeopleInTheBack   #APDstopDisrespectingDueProcess   #FilmThePoliceAlways #ACAB facebook.com/events/336149253479865

Sep 23 Saturday 8am, Anaheim: Health Fair and Citizenship Clinic @ Anaheim Convention Ctr, 800 W. Katella
Free Citizenship Clinic is Sat. Sept. 23 only and includes N-400 Citizenship Application Help, naturalization legal advice, citizenship courses, citizenship educational materials. Free health services are offered both Sat. and Sun. (Sept. 23 and 24) and include dental, vision, specialist consultations, flue shots, EKG, physicals, hearing, diabetes, cholesterol screening, bone density testing, mammograms and pap smears. RSVP at OCCORD.org/citizenship.

Sep 23 Saturday 10am-6pm, Irvine: Irvine Global Village Festival @ Bill Barber Park 4 Civic Center Plaza
The Irvine Global Village Festival is a multicultural event that features international cuisine, live entertainment, demonstrations and a kids village with arts and activities.   Parking and admission is free!   Come join the fun!   For more information about the event or our band, please visit the http://legacy.cityofirvine.org/globalvillage

new Sep 23 Saturday/Sunday 10am, Irvine: Plant Fest / APRL fundraiser @ Tanaka Farms, 5380 3/4 University Dr,
Head over to Tanaka Farms for our first ever Plant Fest! What better place to celebrate the plants we eat than on the farm that grows them?   Come spend the day on a real, producing, local farm! (And eat lots of yummy vegan food while you're there!)   The best part? A portion of all sales goes to an animal rescue group!   This event is sure to be fun for the whole family!   Vegan Food Trucks - Cooking Demonstrations - Speakers - Cruelty Free Shopping - Fresh Produce - U-Pick Farm Tours - Kid's Activities - Music - Fun!   ~ 20+ Vendors!~   FREE ADMISSION! FREE PARKING!   Plant Fest is a partnership between Tanaka Farms and SoCal VegFest as a fundraiser for the Animal Protection and Rescue League (APRL) - a 501c(3) organization. facebook.com/events/119629902032837

Sep 23 Saturday 9am, Fullerton: Rally to Rename Plummer Auditorium: KKK out of Fullerton @ 25432 Louis E Plummer, Auditorium 201 E Chapman Ave.
Orange County was a stronghold for the KKK in the 1920s. Louis Plummer was a member of the KKK in Fullerton.   The Plummer Auditorium sits adjacent to the campus of Fullerton High School and serves as a venue for school functions and for the performing arts.   It is time that we stop honoring Fullerton's racist/Nativist past. We need to rename the Plummer Auditorium. Such an important building for the community must not continue to bear the name of a white supremacist, KKK member.   Details of the program:   I'm in the process of lining up speakers knowledgeable on California History and local musical artists and poets. The date may change as well.   History: http://www.laprogressive.com/orange-county-kkk-roots/amp/   http://www.ocweekly.com/news/welcome-to-ku-klux-kounty-6425325

new Sep 23 Saturday 9:30am, Fullerton: Josh Newman SuperWalk @ 153 N Raymond
Please join Friends of Josh Newman this weekend for a SuperWalk to #MaulTheRecall. Republicans are coming after Sen. Josh Newman in a desperate bid to regain relevance in Sacramento. They have been caught lying and cheating, and we can't let them get away with it. If we lose this seat, we lose our ability to pass urgent, progressive legislation--like the Clean Money Act, which only passed last week because of our Democratic supermajority in the Legislature. That's why Democrats must get organized to #MaulTheRecall. Come early at 9am for donuts and coffee. Contact info@dontsignrecall.com or 714/307-9749.

new Sep 23 Saturday 11am-1pm, Orange: Santa Ana Riverbed Roundtable/OC Poverty Alleviation Coalition Community Meeting @ 635 N Eckhoff St Ste K
Come to our community meeting. We'll talk about our next steps to help the people in the riverbed and our county's growing homeless population.

Sep 23 Saturday 1:30-3:30pm, Orange: Celebrate and Onward Together: Hillary Volunteers Thank You Celebration @ UA Local 582, 1916 W. Chapman Avenue
80 Years in the Making ....   You turned the OC BLUE!!!   Additional Information, including   RSVP, coming soon.facebook.com/events/508520862814379

new Sep 23 Saturday 4-7pm, Santa Ana: Renters Week of Action: City Rising Screening/Reclaim!Remain!Rebuild! Poster Exhibit @ El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N. Ross St.
The Community Lands in Community Hands coalition is joining the national #HomesforAll campaign to lift up the urgent needs of the renter community in Santa Ana. The coalition has called upon the City to use public lands to alleviate a crisis in housing as well as other pressing needs such as open space and inclusive economic development. Santa Ana residents, youth and adults, family members, workers, and community organizations, is launching a policy campaign this week under the name "Permanecer y Prosperar", - a reference to local residents' rights to "Remain and Thrive" in Santa Ana, in spite of growing pressures of displacement. The Week of Action elevates the following demands:
1. Protect renters from unjust evictions and inhumane housing conditions;
2.Control Rent;
3.Control of land and development by local residents
See flyer for actions, times and locations.

Sep 23 Saturday 5:30-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Democratic Party of OC 23rd Annual Harry S. Truman Awards Dinner with Congressman Keith Ellison, DNC Deputy Chair @ Hildon Orange County, 3050 Bristol St.
The Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) hosts Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN), Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee, for the 23rd Annual Harry S. Truman Awards Dinner. The Truman Dinner is an annual tradition in Orange County politics. Each year the Democratic Party of Orange County honors awardees and raises crucial funds for grassroots organizing and elections. This year's dinner occurs in a successful growth year for Democrats in Orange County. New chartered Democratic Clubs jumped by 25% in 2017 and the party launched GRO-DPOC, a new grassroots organizing program serving hundreds of key voter precincts. Link for tickets: https://secure.actblue.c om/donate/trumantickets2017 Phone/Email: (714) 634-3367, Truman@OCdemocrats.org

Sep 23 Saturday 6pm, Stanton: Interfaith Unity Banquet @ Stanton Civic Center, 7800 Katella Ave.
Please join the Interfaith Council of Stanton, Garden Grove and Westminster as we highlight courageous and authentic members of our community. Event will include live music and entertainment, youth awards, spirit in action awards, silent auction, monologues of courage and authenticity, delicious vegetarian dinner, unity ritual. Reserve your ticket today. $25 per person; $15 per student. Contact gginterfaith@gmail.com  or 714/467-5354.

Sep 24 Sunday 1-3:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative NLG Legal Observer Training @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th. St.
A representative from the Orange County chapter of the National Lawyers Guild will be providing Legal Observer training. The Legal Observer program is part of a comprehensive system of legal support by the NLGs Mass Defense Committee designed to enable people to express their political views as fully as possible without unconstitutional disruption or interference by the police and with the fewest possible consequences from the criminal justice system. The presence of Legal Observers may serve as a deterrent to unconstitutional behavior by law enforcement during a demonstration. More info:   https://www.facebook.com/events/274041493083006/4

new Sep 24 Sunday 1-4pm, La Habra: Canvassing Day of Action @ Oeste Park, 2300 W Lambert Rd
La Habra needs your help! To flip the 39th we need to meet voters where they are and have real conversations with them about the issues that matter. We'll be doing all of our canvassing on a smartphone, so please bring a fully charged smartphone.  If you don't have one, don't fret, we'll partner you with someone who does. I'll bring all of the supplies we need, too. Please RSVP at the link below, or reach out to me directly at steven.timberman@gmail.com or https://actionnetwork.org/events/canvassing-in-ca-39-2

Sep 24 Sunday 2pm, Laguna Beach: Anti-Fascism Rally by Democratic Socialists of America - OC @ Main Beach
Come join us on September 24th to counter the fascists final attempt at their America First rally! Just last week 2500 of us showed them that Orange County would not stand for their racism, hate, and violence, and that we stood together with love and solidarity.   Many details are still being worked out, but save the date, free up your Sunday afternoon, and start making signs

new Sep 24 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Moms Demand Action OC Members Meeting @ Panera Bread, 6372 Irvine Boulevard
Please join us to discuss upcoming gun violence prevention efforts....specifically work to #StopCCR! Please RSVP below:   https://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/6808/signup/

new Sep 24 Sunday 4:30-6:30pm, Irvine: Together We Will Flipping Our Congressional Districts @ IRWD Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Join us in registering voters in La Habra and volunteering at the Free Immigration Forum! Join us and you will receive a lot of information on: emergency family planning , Power of attorney or caregiver authorization affidavit.

Sep 24 Sunday 5-7pm, Orange: 52nd Annual Farm Worker Celebration @ Sisters of St. Joseph Multipurpose Room, 480 S. Batavia
Join OC Interfaith Committee to Aid Farm Workers for their National Farm Worker Ministry fundraiser. We are very excited to welcome Peter O'Driscoll, Executive Director of the Equitable Food Initiative (EFI), as our speaker. nfwm.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/August-2017-Newsletter.pdf   5PM Silent Auction/ Social Hour 6PM Dinner 7PM Program   Pre-paid Reservations by September 18th please: Make your check out to NFWM $25 per person ($10 students) and $30 at the door Send to Suzanne Darweesh 2104 Hilltop Court, Fullerton, CA 92831 Contributions to the silent auction are always welcome. Contact Suzanne at sdarweesh@aol.com for more information.

new Sep 25 Monday 11am-4pm, Irvine: College Democrats at UCI Boothing the Anteater Involvement Fair @ Univ of CA, Irvine
Want to get involved in politics but don't know where to start? Come visit the College Democrats at UCI booth at the Anteater Involvement Fair! You can find out more information about our club, sign up for events, grab some free candy, meet the board members, and take pictures with cutouts of Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders! Our first general meeting will be Thursday, October 5 talking about progressive politics in OC with former State Senator Joe Dunn. And we'll have free pizza!! For exact location, email collegedems.uci@gmail.com

new Sep 25 Monday noon-8pm, Orange: OC Immigrant Youth United DACA Renewal Clinic @ El Modena Community Family Resource Center1, 8672 E Center Ave.
If you need to renew your DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) please check out this event. If your permit expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018, your renewal application must be be submitted before October 5, 2017. What do you need to bring?   - Work permit or ID (License, Passport, or any other type of ID); Applicant; Previous application; Check or Money Order for $495; two passport style pictures; Social Security card. If you are interested in volunteering please fill out the following google form: goo.gl/forms/Q0mB4V7mrJJkmQC83

new Sep 25 Monday 6-8pm, Irvine: Queer, Trans & Allies Resist Hate @ McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks, 2000 Main St.
The Log Cabin Republicans are hosting blatantly anti-trans rights speakers at their monthly meeting - Cecilia Iglesias, Gail Heriot and Angie Cano. Local activists rsvp'd to the event. When the local activists let the Log Cabin Republicans know that their invited speakers were threats to the LGBT community, the group made the event "members only" and cancelled the activists reservations.   We are going to show up anyway! Join us! Bring signs and Trans and Pride Flags! We will meet outside of the restaurant and make sure these people know that LGBT activists and allies do not do hate!   facebook.com/events/1577792252278615

new Sep 25 Monday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Voter Registration & Engagement @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St
Code Blue and One Country Over Party have joined forces with IOC48, Pantsuit Nation, HB Huddle, OC Progressive, Imagine Action, Swell, Wave, TWW, Laguna Unites, Courage Campaign, Clean Votes, and SwingSocalLeft to organize a bad ass ground game! We are registering voters in hotspot locations, recruiting volunteers, and collecting commitment to vote postcards. Come get trained and sign up for a shift. Open to the public. Training will be provided by Sara Holland, who is an experienced community organizer. She spent months in the Nevada desert in 2008 as the assistant to the state field director for Obama For America. She interned in Senator Feinstein's office, and worked on democracy and peace building issues at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy while earning her Master's Degree in International Politics at Queen's University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where she lived for almost a decade. She is also a teacher for Los Angeles Unified where she is active in organizing for public schools and against privatization of education. All of her experiences tell her that democracy lives and dies in the field of every campaign. Doors Open at 6:45pm. Meeting will begin at 7:00 pm sharp. Please consider bringing refreshments to share with the group.

new Sep 26 Tuesday 9am-noon, Santa Ana: OC Board of Supervisors Meeting @ 333 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
We need to maintain a presence at the OC Board of Supervisors meetings. Please attend and voice your public comments.   Invite & SHARE this event!   #RiverbedRescue #ThisHasToStop   ************************** **************   DETAILS:   Parking   - There is no parking validation   - This location charges $1 per hour:

new Sep 26 Tuesday 10am-noon, Irvine: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice: OC Clergy & Community Gathering @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy,
We look forward to a time of conversation about the economic justice issues that our comunities are facing. With the power of faith, hope, and solidarity we can achieve transformation in our communities.   As a distinguished faith and community leader, please join us in our efforts to break down barriers, and to further expand economic opportunity for all.   If you plan on attending, please RSVP to:   iarellano@cluejustice.org   Light refreshments will be provided.   #CLUEJustice #SacredRESISTANCE

new Sep 26 Tuesday 3-5pm, Santa Ana: Community Action Fund of PPOSBC, Adopt-a-state Phonebanks
We are on HIGH ALERT as GOP leadership in DC are making an aggressive, last-minute push to repeal the Affordable Care Act and defund Planned Parenthood.   It is more critical than ever that we flood the phones with calls to Senate targets. Please join the fight and help save the ACA!   To sign up for a shift, RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2xozclb

new Sep 26 Tuesday 6-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Artesia Pilar Neighborhood Association - APNA: Neighborhood Meeting @ George Washington Carver Elementary, 1401 W Santa Ana Blvd,
Discussion items: Santa Ana planning will address development areas in our neighborhood such as the Street Car development along SA Blvd and 5th Street, Tiny Tim plaza and the Bristol widening project. Come hear the pro and cons.   Future Events:   October: Pumpkin Patch at El Salvador Garden   December: Annual Posada at the Park

new Sep 26 Tuesday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Santa Ana Jail Reuse Community Forum @ Celebration Church, 555 East Memory Lane
We will be meeting to gather community input and have a discussion around how the Santa Ana Jail can be reused.

Sep 27 Wednesday 11am, Irvine: Women For:OC - Kathleen K. Treseder on Climate Change and How You Can Help @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 5 Riparian View
Kathleen Treseder is a professor in the UCI School of Biological and Evolutionary Biology. Dr. Treseder received her Ph.D from Stanford University in 1999. She is widely published and her interests are Microbial biogeochemistry , ecosystem ecology and global change. She has received a number of fellowships and excellence in teaching awards. She was also named as one of 33 young women likely to influence their respective fields in the 21st. century. In July of this year she was profiled in an Orange County Register story that said "Treseder, an ecology professor who specializes in global warming, is a leader in an emerging area of study, one that looks at the role played by solid and its related components - including mushrooms and other fungi - when it comes to keeping carbon out of the atmosphere." Her talk will focus on what climate chamge will bring to Orange County and what we cn do to combat i, including our outreach to our members of Congress. Please join is for this vital discussion. womenforoc@aol.com http://www.womenfororangecounty.org

new Sep 27 Wednesday 2-3pm, Laguna Hills: Urgent Action: Mimi Walters, vote NO on ACA Repeal! @ Saddleback Memorial, 24451 Health Center Dr
Senate Republicans are trying once again to KILL the ACA, and now they have coalesced around the idea of specifically targeting blue states like California. This latest iteration, known as Graham-Cassidy, would, in just a decade, strip $57.5 BILLION PER YEAR from California's health care system -- this is unacceptable! We are calling on Rep. Mimi Walters to oppose this cruel proposal that puts her district at serious risk. ALL Californian representatives must put the interest of their constituents and the residents of our state ABOVE PARTY! Mimi Walters, we ask that you say NO on ACA repeal!facebook.com/events/134347790520957r

Sep 27 Wednesday 6-8pm, Irvine: Moving Forward with Healthcare Reform @ Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Dr. Bill Honigman presents Healthcare is a human right. Hosted by National Women's Political Caucus

Sep 27 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club Meeting @ Costa Mesa Senior Center, 695 West 19th St
We will take a closer look at what is on the Democratic Party national platform. We are Democrats, but we may not have taken time to get to know all the good stuff that's stated in it. What does the platform have in common with the values of most independents? Understanding the platform better gives us the power to bring more independents over to our side of the playing field. At this meeting, we will also host at least one contender for Congress in the 48th district.

new Sep 28 Thursday 9am-5pm, Los Angeles: Statewide Domestic Worker Rights Enforcement Summit @ Pilipino Workers Center, 153 Glendale Blvd
California Domestic Workers Coalition is charting the path towards dignified standards in the domestic worker industry. We are excited to convene over 60+ organizers, domestic worker leaders, and other key stakeholders from across the state and from a broad range of worker organizations - some who've been organizing domestic workers for decades and others that are exploring how to support women workers in their worker centers. Find below our summary of logistics, agenda and goals. And please make sure to register for yourself and your group as soon as possible, no later than September 8th here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf6yOxbvtiiAR1NrJZsa75_TCs-lvP44ARL_fyE93uy2xq4Bw/viewform

new Sep 28 Thursday 5:30-7pm, Anaheim: Trustee D.R. Heywood's Campaign Kick-Off Reception @ 902 W Broadway
We're kicking off Trustee D.R. Heywood's re-election campaign for Anaheim Elementary School Board at the home of Mitch & Sherry Caldwell. Join us! Suggested Contribution Levels:   Champion $2,500 | Sponsor $1,000 | Host $500 | Supporter $250 | Friend $125. Contribute online at VoteHeywood.com

New Sep 28 Thursday 5:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Jose Solorio Birthday Celebration and Fundraiser @ Antonello Ristorante, 3800 South Plaza Dr
Join Jose Solorio tomorrow for his 47th birthday celebration and fundraiser. Solorio will provide update on major upcoming projects in Santa Ana. Sponsorship & ticket prices range from $47 to $1,000. To RSVP & for more info, contact Michele Newman, 818-585-4601, MicheleANewman@gmail.com or Jose Solorio, 714-514-6233, Jose@JoseSolorio.com.

new Sep 28 Thursday 6pm, Irvine: PDA OC Chapter General Meeting @ 9 Sunset River
Please bring pot luck snack food time. Agenda includes Your Take: Will former OC Repub voters flip in midterm of 2018? Plus, National issue: Change Makes Change, "PDA 101" Chapters, IOT's, SC's, PeopleDemandAction 501(c)(4), YPDA Young Progressives Demanding Action. Visit www.pdamerica.org, www.peopledemaningaction.org, Facebook, Twitter, Periscope…IOTs {EWO, HCHR, SGW, ECR, CFTE, ESJ} Working Grps {ERA, EMI), Virtual Phonebank — MikeFox@pdamerica.org -- Reports. EDUC CONGRESS LETTER DROP: DebriefReports: Trumpublican Plan AHCA/BCA, HR676 and Bernie's SP Senate Bill, Summer For Progress/Report Card, Winslow Group, Coalition Partners (eg. OurRevolution, NNU, etc), Elections 2018 and 2020REGIONAL: Updates/Reports - CDP EBoard in Milbrae Nov 17-19, Convention in San Diego Feb 23-25, SB562 Healthy Calif Act status/actions, 2018 Mid TermsLOCAL: Reports: Candidates, DPOC, OurRev, Indivisble, TogetherWeWill, Coffee/Weekly Disc Groups—Los Amigos, OC and SouthOC Progs, DFA, CHC-OC, Dem clubs, Issues Groups, Actions, Announcements…WEEKLY ORANGE COUNTY PROGRESSIVE www. ocprogressiveevents.info. Open Discussion. Next meeting: Thursday October 26, 2017.

new Sep 28 Thursday 6:30pm, Irvine: Artist & Inspiration-Visual Presentation of Social Inequality in SOCAL @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave
Join us for a Member Meeting to meet and greet with members and friends to grow your network and create new relationships. A special visual presentation by Abbey Rose, a multimedia artist who has traveled across California documenting her human experiences through photography. A discussion about SDG 10, Reduced Inequalities with breakout sessions, followed by Q & A. Light refreshments will be served.

New Sep 28 Thursday 8-10pm, Huntington Beach: Unconventional Lesbians: A Stand-up Comedy and Storytelling Show @ The Rec Room, 7227 Edinger Ave.
Comedians Cate Gary and Robin Tran aren't your usual couple. Five years ago, they met at an open mic and started dating. Three years later, Robin came out as a transgender woman, and Cate stayed by her side. Their unique relationship has been featured by Pacific Standard Magazine, Everyday Feminism, and XoJane.com, and now they're telling their story on stage. You'll laugh. You'll cry. (You'll hopefully laugh and cry at the parts they intended.) Come for an evening of stand-up comedy and storytelling that critics are calling "Deeply offensive yet strangely heartwarming."   Doors open at 7 PM. Tickets are $15 at the door, but only $7 if you buy online in advance!   21+   No Nazis allowed!

new Sep 29 Friday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Mex-Am / Raza Studies - Historic Legal Victory @ 216 N Broadway
Centro Comunitario de Educacion   Guest Speaker: Sean Arce   Former MARS Director, Plaintiff, Ethnic Studies Educator   In 2010, the Mexican American / Raza Studies (MARS) program was banned. Now, a court decision has overturned the law banning the program, rendering it unconstitutional.   Learn about the MARS trial and its implications for Chicanx/Mexican, and other communities. What is the context that lead to the ban? What will the recent court ruling mean for Mexican American / Raza Studies programs in Arizona? And what can we do to support the movement for ethnic studies programs here in Orange County?   RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/MASTrial   Event is free and open to the public   For more information: 562-333-5814

Sep 30 Saturday 9-10am, Irvine: Farrah's Listening Tour: Stop 1 Hosted by Farrah N. Khan for Irvine City Council 2018 @ Coffee Tomo Irvine 15333 Culver Dr #450
There is no better way to kick of the campaign than by hearing directly from voters. Looking forward to meeting folks and hearing their concerns about the city. This is an informal meeting to get to know one another and share our Irvine experiences. I look forward to meeting you.

Sep 30 Saturday 10am-noon, Tustin: NOW Membership Meeting @ Mimi's Cafe, 17231 East 17th.
Our September General Membership Meeting. We will be discussing grassroots organization and community activation. Come chat with us! Grassroots Activism, Raffle, Light Refreshments

new Sep 30 Saturday 10am-5pm, Santa Ana: Expungement Clinic & Community Resource Fair @ Santa Ana College. 1530 W 17th St
If your criminal record is a barrier to opportunities, please call (714) 571-5265 to make an appointment to get your record expunged. You must call to get the expungement services but are welcome to walk in for the resource fair and the immigration screening services.This is a free event. The event will be in Building A, please park in lot #6; parking will be $2 per car.

new Sep 30 Saturday 1-4pm, Orange: Introduction to Canvassing & Voter Outreach @ Democratic Party of OC, 1916 W Chapman Ave Ste B
This is an introduction to canvassing/voter outreach with the Grassroots Organizing Program of the Democratic Party of Orange County (GRO*DPOC). You will learn how to listen actively to the concerns of voters, and help them identify Democratic party and other progressive activities in which they may be interested. No previous experience required - just an interest in finding out more about how we are going to turn Orange County blue! Admission is free. For more info: (714)634-3367   info@ocdemocrats.org  Led by Linda May with Joe McLaughlin. Note: This event repeats every two weeks. Why Canvassing? The Stats: Why the Ground Game is Key to Winning: votergravity.com/the-stats-why-the-ground-game-is-key-to-winning/  Door-to-Door Campaigning: The Best Tactic for Winning a Local Election: www.politicalcampaigningtips.com/door-to-door-campaigning-the-best-tactic-for-winning-a-local-election/ Experiments show this is the best way to win campaigns. But is anyone actually doing it?   https://www.vox.com/2014/11/13/7214339/campaign-ground-gamehttp://grodpoc.com/trainingrsvp/

new Sep 30 Saturday 3-8pm, Newport Beach: Divas Dialing for Dollars ~ Laura Oatman for Congress @ Location will be provided upon RSVP
Come hang with the ladies next Saturday afternoon in Newport Beach at Laura's house, with amazing people, great food, and rose wine, as we all help Laura raise funds on her last day of the quarter! We will be "Dialing for Dollars" so bring your fully-charged cell phone chock-full-of-contacts. We will provide the liquid courage, and the scripts, for you to both chat live or leave voice messages for everyone you know to go online that night and donate to Oatman For Congress before midnight! Bring a jacket as well; we may be mostly outdoors. (We are fully aware that it is Yom Kippur that night, so we will NOT be calling our friends that celebrate). Feel free to bring a friend, even a male friend! Homer & Dane will be around, so he won't be alone. They can all watch football or something.

new Sep 30 Saturday 4-6pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America - OC General Meeting @ University Hills Community Center, 1083 California Ave.
Please come if you are a dues paying member so you can vote for our amazing officers. Free parking, ADA accessible.

new Sep 30 Saturday 5-8pm, Anaheim: Campaign Kick-off for Juan Álvarez for AESD Area 2 @ 505 E Central Ave.
Please RSVP Here: bit.ly/2wdh8Xe   Our current Healthcare system is broken and it is time Guarantee Healthcare for all. We have the opportunity to do this with SB562. It is in our hands. We need to organize ourselves and advocate for this Medicare for all type healthcare solution.   Urgent action is needed by your Assemblymember Tom Daly in Sacramento. Join our town hall to learn about the Healthy California Act, S.B. 562, and the next steps to guarantee healthcare for all Californians. We need to let Assemblymember Tom Daly know that SB562 will work for California and we need him to work for it's passage.   When enacted, the Healthy California Act (SB 562), will guarantee that every California resident receives comprehensive healthcare services. It's like Medicare For All. Attend a town hall meeting in your area to learn more about this imperative legislation.

new Sep 30 Saturday 6-10pm, Santa Ana: Community Mural Unveiling @ 837 N Ross St
Come celebrate the completion of the community mural! What do our communities want and need in order to thrive? How would we want our empty spaces to be used? Vengan a celebrar el cumplimiento del mural comunitario! Que quieremos y necesitamos en nuestras comunidades para prosperar. Que quiermos ver en los lotes vacios.Video Presentation. Program includes speakers, music, food, DACA fundraiser. More Details coming soon at facebook.com/events/1138624282905612


OCTOBER

new Oct 1 Sunday 10am-3pm, Santa Ana: Really Really Free Market @ 2115 W McFadden Ave.
Current Workshops/ Meet Ups:   11am : Abdominal Massage workshop!   1pm : Food Not Bombs - come share some food and ideas to start the group again!   facebook.com/events/1987825521487917

new Oct 1 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC County Assembly @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Registered Greens are invited to run for an open seat currently vacant on the County Council, as well as submit bylaw changes or resolutions for consideration by an assembly of active Greens as defined in the bylaws of the GPOC. Prospective candidates are encouraged to prepare a short biography and statement of candidacy for consideration by the gathered delegates of the County Assembly. Any registered Green who has attended a General Meeting of the GPOC in the last year will be eligible to participate in the election. All Greens are welcome to attend, whether or not they qualify as delegates,   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 Oct 1 Sunday 4:30-6:30pm, Irvine: Together We Will - 1st Amendment Rights Discussion w/ACLU @ IRWD Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Brendan Hamme, staff attorney at the ACLU of Southern California, will meet with us to discuss free speech, freedom of the press, fake news and the role of the "everyday citizen" in preserving these constitutional rights.   This meeting will be potluck. Bring a simple dish to share--if you wish (no contribution required.) We also will be collecting for the homeless again so all donations graciously accepted.   facebook.com/events/1925461247734929

Oct 2 Monday 6-7:30pm, Irvine: Friends of Orange County Detainees Volunteer Orientation @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy
Did you know that up to 1000 immigrants are held in Orange County detention facilties on any given day? Are you intersted in ways you can support your local immigrant community? Friends of Orange County Detainees mission is to offer regular visits to immigrations detainees. We offer listening ears and compassionate hearts in an act of friendship to end isolation, and affirm each person's human dignity and worth. Please join us at our next volunteer orientation. Our 90-minute volunteer orientation covers an introduction to FOCD, a brief explanation of U.S. immigration detention, and step-by-step guidance on how to visit detainees. Volunteers are able to start visiting upon completion of orientation.

new Oct 2 Monday 6-8:15pm, San Clemente: Democratic Women of South OC General Meeting: Kevin de León, Senate President Pro Tem @ The Casino San Clemente, 140 W Avenida Pico
Don't miss the best event this fall with Kevin de Leon, California Senate President Pro Tempore, the Second Highest Elected California Official! Hear from him about single payer health care, DACA and immigration, renewable energy and green jobs, gun controla. For tickets: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dwsocdeleon

new Oct 3 Tuesday 6-8pm, Orange: How to Confront Climate Change: Lessons from the U'wa Nation's Struggle to Defend the Earth with Aura Tegría @ Cross Cultural Center, 3rd Florr, Argyros Forum, Chapman College
Aura Tegría Cristancho is a young indigenous lawyer from Colombia's U'wa Nation, a people that have successfully fought off oil companies and protected sacred sites in what is now northeastern Colombia. Since late 2013, she has served as the legal advisor and international relations coordinator for the U'wa Association of Traditional Authorities and Councils (ASOU'WA). During her tenure, Aura has been central to a number of important advances made by the U'wa people in the defense of their ancestral territory. Come hear about what the U'wa have been able to achieve to defend the earth for everyone. Aura brings a wealth of direct experience and knowledge about the struggle for indigenous land rights, protection of sacred natural areas, intercultural and international solidarity, and security for Earth Defenders in Colombia. This visit is part of a national speaking tour marking 20 years since U'wa elder, Berito Kubaru'wa first visited the United States. In 1997 Kubaruwa confronted Occidental Petroleum shareholders in Los Angeles and approached the Organization of American States Washington DC for support in the U'wa effort to stop oil drilling on their land. The event is co-sponsored By Depts of Political Science and Peace Studies, MAIS Program, Latinx and Latin American Studies, Environmental Science and Policy Program, Chapman Feminists, Chapman Oxfam, UC Irvine Community Resilience Project, Amazon Watch, Mujer U'wa, Colombia Human Rights Committee, Earth Rights International. Refreshments will be provided.

new Oct 3 Tuesday 6-8pm, Huntington Beach: Harley Rouda Town Hall in @ Huntington Beach Central Library Conference Room C, 7111 Talbert Ave
Harley Rouda is holding Town Hall meetings across the 48th District to meet and talk to voters - and he wants to hear from you! This is a great opportunity for voters to meet and talk about the big issues facing our families and community. Click here to RSVP - harleyforcongress.com/rsvp/town-hall-2017-10-03/

new Oct 3 Tuesday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Concerned Citizens: UCI constit'l law Prof. Leah Litman, 10th annual talk: "Whose Court is it Now?: Merrick who?, 'Nuclear Option' seats Gorsuch, Kennedy back in center, big cases loom" @ Clubhouse 7 [click that venue or here for address & map] (outside any security gate)
Activists should know the big cases the Supreme Ct will hear in 2017-18; learn them at this 10th Annual SCotUS Term review talk. Did you know that in one political gerrymandering case, it may help shift over half the 24 seats Dems must gain to control the House in 2018? That it will hear attacks on Trump's latest travel ban? Rule on a baker's refusal to do a cake for a same-sex wedding? May decide an existential attack on public sector unions? UCI founding law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky's 10th SCotUS talk in Laguna Woods was set when he accepted UC Berkeley's offer to be its law dean. Asked to advise a substitute, he promptly replied "my wonderful colleague Leah Litman." She'll discuss the Court's recent and coming major cases and trends, as did the Dean in his popular talks. As a recent clerk for Justice Kennedy (again the swing vote), she can offer unique insight. Prof. Litman will review the Court's odd last Term. Sen. McConnell held the late Justice Scalia's seat open, ignoring Obama's nominee Judge Merrick Garland, but triggered the "nuclear option" to change Senate rules after Trump named the very conservative Judge Neil Gorsuch. With a 4-4 ideological split, the Court's annual average of 17 5-4 cases fell to just 7 decided by 1 vote - usual swing-vote Kennedy's in 6 of the 7. Prof. Litman will talk about the huge cases SCotUS will or is likely to hear in 2017-18, with 4 firm conservative votes and Kennedy's swing vote. Prof. Litman teaches and writes on constitutional law, focusing on federalism, federal courts and post-conviction review. She was a panelist at UCI Law School's 7th Annual Supreme Court Term in Review last July. Her recent pro bono practice includes assisting arguing counsel and/or on briefs in leading Supreme Court cases on same-sex marriage recognition, abortion restrictions in Texas, and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. She earned her A.B. cum laude at Harvard, and her J.D. summa cum laude at Michigan Law School. After clerking for a U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals judge, then for Justice Kennedy, she specialized in appellate litigation at a leading D.C. law firm; was a lecturer at Harvard Law School, and received one of its first Student Government Teaching & Advising Awards. For printable event flyer, with details of her talk (+Q&A), bio, address, directions and map, click here: TinyURL.com/CCLWVsite (then "Meeting flyer" tab). Members free, guests $3 donation; doors open 6:30. More info: Jonathan, 949-581-2178. Host club website: click link just above.

[Canceled] Oct 4 Wednesday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: Canceled Democracy for America-Orange County Regular Meeting @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 S. Coast Dr
DFA-OC normally meets the first Wed. of the month. Our current plan is to resume meeting the first Wed. of December. Karl Strauss is remodeling and the patio will not be available until December.

Oct 4 Wednesday 7:30pm, Santa Ana: OC LGBT Pride Monthly Board Meetin5pmg @ OC Pride 414 W 4th. St. Ste. N
Join Us for our Monthly Board Meeting. Bring some fresh ideas and participate in making the OC Pride Annual event even bigger!

new Oct 4 Wednesday 8:45pm, Irvine: Climate Action OC Meeting @ UCI Community Center, 1083 California Ave.
Get updates from UCI Professor Kathleen Treseder about Smart CCA, hear about global developments from Leslie Williams, learn about other news and updates from Jutta Gamboa, and be ready to get involved in any way you can. Our goal is to support and create a healthier environment and climate on the local and global level. We need you!

New Oct 5 Thursday 6:45-9pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC: Meeting with Hans Keirstead for the 48th @ Green Valley Adult Recreation Clubhouse,17250 Los Jardines W, Fountain Valley,
California's 48th Congressional District is highly contested, with a host of Democrats facing off for the 2018 election, hoping to defeat controversial Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher. Candidates include scientist-businessman Dr. Hans Keirstead. "I'm running for Congress," he says, "because I believe bringing innovative thinking and a people-first attitude to Washington can improve even more lives." "I believe our elected leaders should rely on facts to guide policy making. I've launched successful companies, developed treatments for previously un-treatable diseases and been held accountable for my actions. We need more of that to change Washington." Meet Keirstead and hear what he has to say to local Democrats. Learn more about local issues and local voices in this critcal district. Bring questions! Bring a friend! Doors open at 6:30. Program at 7. For info call Phil at 310-871-2083.Refreshments included. Membership encouraged, but not required. The DCWOC includes Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Seal Beach, Stanton, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach (including Sunset Beach), and Midway City.

New Oct 5 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC: Civics 101 Training @ Fullerton Community Center, 340 W Commonwealth Ave
The Voice of OC will provide us with a Civics 101 Engagement Training. OC and LA County residents are invited to join in this editorial and civics training to learn how the system works. Any individual interested in civic engagement training-on topics such as opinion writing, public records and open government should come to this training. The Civics 101 training will provide each participant with expert-led presentation, step-by-step instruction, take-home workshops, and on-going dialogue.

New Oct 6 Friday 8:30-9:30am, Anaheim: Coffee with Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva D-65 @ Walnut Village Retirement Community, 891 S Walnut S
Join Alzheimer's Orange County for Coffee with CA State Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva as we talk about Alzheimer's disease and other senior issues. There is no cost to attend. Refreshments provided by Walnut Village. RSVP to: jennifer.boles@alzoc.org or 949-757-3776

New Oct 6 Friday 8:30-10am, Anaheim: Homeless Policy Working Group Meeting @ Anaheim West Tower, Gordon Hoyt Conf. Rm, 201 S. Anaheim Blvd, 2nd Floor
The working group's meetings are open to the public and offer you a chance to share your thoughts and concerns about homelessness in Anaheim.The Homeless Policy Working Group was created by the Anaheim City Council in June 2017 to look at policy options regarding homelessness. For the agenda, which is posted 72 hours in advance of the meetings, check here http://www.anaheim.net/AgendaCenter/Homeless-Policy-Working-Group-21. For schedule updates, check here https://ca-anaheim.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/17975 (or here https://ca-anaheim.civicplus.com/4703/Homeless-Policy-Working-Group).

Oct 7 Saturday 10am-5pm, Garden Grove: Movement School for Revolutionaries @ 109 Acacia Parkway
Welcome progressives, revolutionaries, and allies of the Green movement! Please join the Green Party Orange County for this amazing opportunity to hear from two Revolutionary Green Party leaders, David Cobb and Meleiza Figueroa, on their nation-wide tour for their Movement Schools for Revolutionaries! Suggested Donation at-the-door: $15; no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Speakers are Meleiza Figueroa (Movement School Co-Facilitator): Meleiza Figueroa is a PhD Candidate in Geography at UC Berkeley, Press Director for the Stein/Baraka 2016 Presidential campaign, and Executive Producer of the Green News Network. Her experience in progressive media includes over a decade as a staff producer for the Pacifica Radio Network, and lead researcher for the 2005 documentary "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price." David Cobb (Movement School Co-Facilitator): David Cobb was the Green Party Presidential Candidate in 2004 and Campaign manager for the Stein/Baraka 2016 Presidential Campaign. The Movement School for Revolutionaries is a day-long, custom-designed workshop for revolutionaries in radical & progressive movements who recognize the imperative to restructure society to meet human needs and address the dire social, economic, and ecological challenges facing our world, as well as the need to take & exercise political power in order to achieve those ends. Attendance limit: 60 people. Will follow up with RSVPs! For more details and to register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/movement-school-for-revolutionaries-orange-county-tickets-36978253953

New Oct 7 Saturday 11am, Laguna Beach: Voter Registration @ Main Beach In Front of Lifeguard Stand
Come join us this Saturday in downtown Laguna Beach to register voters. We will meet at the corner of Ocean and PCH in front of the Lifeguard stand. Brief training will be provided if needed. Voting is the most important action that we can take to Flip the 48th in 2018. You may RSVP to Mary Carter at 949-395-8664, or just show up. So, let's do this and have fun! Thanks for all that you do to help the cause and change our district blue. It is greatly appreciated.

Oct 7 Saturday 11am-1pm, Santa Ana: Fighting Hate with Love @ 622 E 4th St.
**PLEASE NOTE that this event requires RSVP on EventBrite (link below). Also please note that some details are still being worked out and the date is subject to change. Location details will be provided upon RSVP. Thank you!   --   In the wake of Charlottesville, Laguna Beach, and the countless instances of violence and hate towards marginalized groups in our country and own backyards, we want to bring together the resistance community in an event benefitting everyone in Orange County with love in their hearts. More info: facebook.com/events/113031816048740

New Oct 7 Saturday 3-5pm, Irvine: Democracy for America: Resistance Linkup @ The Museum of Woman, 17905 Sky Park Circle #A
Join progressive friends and neighbors in Irvine to build power for 2017 elections! We're starting now to elect the leaders who will go beyond Trump and protect our communities. At our Resistance LinkUp, facilitated by Reverends Karen Tate and Ava Park, we'll be mobilizing DFA members around the country and organizing phone banks to reach out to voters between now and Election Day. If you are ready to join with others to organize locally for 2017 changemakers and build the progressive bench in key cities and states, then register for this event! Complimentary refreshments will be provided for all. Admission is free, but let us know you're coming! Register here: act.democracyforamerica.com/event/october-resistance-linkups_attend/4902/?source=taf If you are ready to join with others to organize locally for 2017 changemakers and build the progressive bench in key cities and states, then please register for this event! Information on event: Democracy for America (Vermont office) 802/651-3200. The Museum is not responsible for the content of this event.) Contact venue Museum of Woman at 714/392-0558.

new Oct 7 Saturday 3-6pm, Orange: 10th Annual Grow a Global Heart Auction @ Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, 480 S Batavia St
You are invited to an evening of great food and drink and the opportunity to bid on very special auction items from around the world. RSVP by Monday, September 25, 2017. Tickets: $50 ($75 after September 25). You can also reserve a table of 8 for $400, or become an Auction Benefactor for $1,000 (click tickets for more information). Space is limited so please reply by Monday, September 25, 2017. $30 of your $50 ticket is tax-deductible. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grow-a-global-heart-auction-tickets-36700532280

New Oct 7 Saturday 6pm, Laguna Beach: Candlelight Vigil @ Main Beach and PCH
We will fill the Laguna Beach Boardwalk with candles of remembrance of those lost to gun violence. We will come together regardless of skin color, background, religious beliefs and the like to bind together for a greater cause. It's an hour or so of our time on a Saturday evening and I'm sure many of us had other plans but let's gather for those that also had plans this weekend and are no longer with us. Let's show gratitude for the fact we are still here to create an impact, to share our light and help move our communities to greater cohesiveness, understanding and unification. We can absolutely crowd out the dark with our combined strength and endurance of heart. Laguna Beach has always been a beacon of love and progressiveness in Orange County so it seems fitting to fill our boardwalk with candles, hugs and tears. Thoughts and prayers are always great, but we need to do more/better. This is a start. Please join us.This is a peaceful community Vigil. Please bring your family, smiles, blankets and a candle to remember those who we've lost. We will also be making an ocean blessing at sunset with flowers so if you'd like to participate, please bring some flowers with you. Please share far and wide. See you Saturday!

new Oct 7 Saturday 8-10pm, Santa Ana: OC Film Fiesta Premiere: The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo @ Picture Show at the Main Pace Mall, 2800 S Main St
Fans of Gonzo journalism won't want to miss the Orange County Premiere screening of "The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo" with acclaimed filmmaker Phillip Rodriguez as part of the 8th OC Film Fiesta in the heart of Santa Ana. This film is a fascinating portrait of iconoclastic Chicano writer and lawyer Oscar Zeta Acosta, author of Revolt of the Cockroach People and the larger than life inspiration for Hunter S. Thompson's "Dr. Gonzo" in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (portrayed by Benicio del Toro in the Tim Burton film). Rodriguez' documentaries include: Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle, RACE 2012, Latinos '08, Brown is the New Green: George Lopez and the American Dream, Los Angeles Now, Mixed Feelings: San Diego/Tijuana, Manuel Ocampo: God is My Copilot, and Pancho Villa & Other Stories. rmation. The Film Fiesta festival pass includes admission to films, parties, special events and discounts at tasty local restaurants. Prices for individual screenings are $10 General / $5 Students, Teachers, Veterans and Santa Ana residents. Festival Passes: $75. Buy an Early Bird Film Fiesta Festival pass by Sept. 24 and save $15 off the full price! The OC Film Fiesta is a program of Media Arts Santa Ana (MASA), a project of Community Partners, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and proceeds support MASA's free youth media classes. Schedule subject to change. For more information or to learn about volunteer or partnership opportunities please email victor@masamedia.org or call 888-906-0340. Buy tickets here.

New Oct 8 Sunday 7:30am-4pm, Huntington Beach: Arlington West memorial @ the beach at (6th st. and PCH north of the pier)
We will again be setting up the Arlington West display on the sands of Huntington Beach. We hope we can have your help.  Every month members of VFP chapter 110 set-up a memorial to honor and bring awareness to our community of those who have died while serving our country in Iraq and Afghanistan and to bring awareness about continuing wars in the Middle East.  We meet up at  the beach at (6th st. and PCH north of the pier) 7:30 and start the set-up of the field of crosses and other items. Depending upon number of helpers, this can take 30 minutes or over two hours. "Many hands make for light and fast work". Take down goes much quicker than set-up.  We will likely start  breakdown at about 3:00PM and hopefully have everything back in the trailer before 4:00.  Please join us this month.  If you have questions contact Jeff at  jeff.mfso@earthlink.net or call/text  562-522-4241

new Oct 8 Sunday 10am-1pm, Anaheim: Sharing Hope @ 2121 S. Towne Centre Pl.
Share Hope USA is a movement started by the overflowing heart of one 10yr old named Symond.   "The reason for being homeless is irrelevant. Their need for our compassion isn't": - Symond (Founder Share Hope USA)   Aneheim, California. There is a huge population of #homeless at this location. We need to be prepared to supply #hope for more than 300 people,   If anyone would like to donate please contact us through our website www.sharehopeusa.com. We are always willing to pick up any donations. #sharinghope http://www.facebook.com/events/114817639181526 #giving #homeless #hope #donations

New Oct 8 Sunday 11am-1pm, Santa Ana: Fighting Hate with Love @ Toyama Karate-Do: 2525 N. Grand suite Z.
In the wake of Charlottesville, Laguna Beach, and the countless instances of violence and hate towards marginalized groups in our country and own backyards, we want to bring together the resistance community in an event benefitting everyone in Orange County with love in their hearts.   On October 8th, our local organizations Santa Ana Unidos Boxing Club and Toyama Karate-Do will be joining together to host a donation-based self defense class with all proceeds benefitting OCIYU, a local youth immigrant rights group, and Santa Ana Unidos, a local program aimed at youth incarceration intervention.   RSVPs are REQUIRED. Please RSVP here as well as on our Eventbrite page to reserve a spot. There is a limited number of space, so be sure to RSVP early.   Donations can be made in the form of cash or check at the event, or online (links below).   Please remember that you do not need to attend to be able to donate, and you are welcome to attend even if you are unable to donate. More info: facebook.com/events/113031816048740

new Oct 8 Sunday noon-3pm, Santa Ana: DeColores Queer OC screening of El Canto Del Colibri @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St,
This is documentary exploring the relationships between Latino immigrant fathers and their LGBTQ family members. In an intimate and deeply personal documentary, immigrant Latino fathers across the U.S. recount the impact of their children's coming out. Through raw, heartfelt testimonies, these families delve deeply into issues of immigration, prejudice, and isolation, while thoughtfully asking questions of their communities, culture, and even their religious beliefs. The result is a powerful lesson on solidarity and humility in a film that both heals and inspires.   The film is in Spanish, with English subtitles.   Any questions please reach out to Javier Saucedo (714)209-3397. For more info: facebook.com/events/2016787211891131

new Oct 8 Sunday 6:30-9pm, Irvine: Candidate Forum on Climate @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Meet Orange County Congressional candidates for 2018 and learn their views on global climate change and climate policy. We have invited incumbents and challengers from all seven U.S. Congressional districts representing Orange County. Each candidate will be given time to share their views. Following the presentations, we will have ample time for Q&A. OCCA is hosting this event because, although our focus is local, what happens locally depends also on what legislative action our representatives in Washington choose to take - or not take - regarding global climate change. This is a golden opportunity to evaluate candidates' knowledge and hear their ideas on climate. Due to limited capacity, it is vital that you RSVP here: eventbrite.com/e/congressional-candidates-climate-change-forum-tickets-37698315677

New Oct 8 Sunday 7pm, Garden Grove: A Candle Light Vigil: Honoring victims of the Las Vegas Tragedy @ 12732 Main St.
Please join us as we honor those affected by the Las Vegas Tragedy.

New Oct 9 Monday 10:45am-2pm, Newport Beach: Protest VP Pence @ 30 Newport Coast Dr.
Vice President Mike Pence and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy are scheduled to hold a luncheon fundraiser in Newport Beach on Monday. Join us at the Resort at Pelican Hill to let them know our democracy is not for sale.   Please use public transportation, bike or carpool. There is no free parking in the vicinity. Crystal Cove State park (lots off PCH at Newport Coast Drive and also Los Trancos) is closest, $15 day use fee and a 1 to 1-1/2 mile walk.   Please meet on grassy area at southeast corner of PCH and Newport Coast. From there, we will march to Resort at Pelican Hill, then protest on sidewalk in between both entrances to resort.

New Oct 9 Monday 6:30pm, Tustin: Sierra Club Angeles Chapter, OC Sierrans Section Newcomer/Member Meet & Greet @ REI, Tustin Marketplace, Community Room, 2962 El Camino Real
Get Outdoors, Come and find out all about the Sierra Club and our many events: Hiking, Conservation, 203040's, BBQ's, Adventure Travel the World and more. Hike and travel safe with the Sierra Club. Meet the leaders. Be a part of the largest grassroots environmental organization in the US. Free Drawing. Everyone welcome, bring a friend! Pick up Angeles Chapter Schedule of Activities and Newsletters.   For Complete listing of Orange County Sierrans events: http://angeles.sierraclub.org/ocss   Chapter website: http://angeles.sierraclub.org

new Oct 10 Tuesday 11:30am-1pm, Irvine: Planned Parenthood annual luncheon @ Irvine Marriott, 18000 Von Karman Ave.
Dr. Willie Parker is at the forefront of the fight for reproductive justice. He is Chair-elect of the Board of Physicians for Reproductive Health and a board member of The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. He was recently honored by the United Nations Office of Human Rights and appeared on Ebony's Power 100 list.

new Oct 10 Tuesday 6-8pm, Aliso Viejo: Campaign Kick Off, Tiffany Ackley for Aliso Viejo City Council @ Alicante Clubhouse, 27662 Aliso Creek Road,
Come be a part of our campaign kickoff!   Meet Tiffany and chat with your neighbors about the importance of local government!   This is a kid friendly event.   Please park in any uncovered parking spot.   Paid for by Ackley for City Council, FPPC ID# 1397263   Kid Friendly

New Oct 10 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Life after DACA @ Newsong Church, 1010 W. 17th. St.
Townhall panel of attorneys and community organizers sharing Know-Your-Rights resources and next steps after DACA. Free parking.

new Oct 10 Tuesday 7pm, Los Alamitos: Democratic Club of Seal Beach monthly meeting @ Montecito Center, 12341 Montecito Road,
Democratic Club of Seal Beach Monthly meeting   More info coming soon!   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DemocraticClubofSealBeach   Twitter: @Dems_SealBeach

New Oct 11 Wednesday 6-8pm, Anaheim: National Homeless Persons Memorial Day Event Planning Meeting @ First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Broadway
We are getting closer! Just a little more than two months until our event, National Homeless Memorial Day Dec. 21, 2017. We need the participation of many in order to make this another great event like last year.   Meeting will take place at OCCCO Headquarters in the upstairs offices.

New Oct 11 Wednesday 7pm, Huntington Beach: Residents for Responsible Desalination Town Hall @ Eader School, 9291 Banning Between Magnolia & Bushard
An important State Lands Commission meeting concerning the Poseidon desalination project is coming up. We, the citizens, are well versed on the adverse impacts from this proposed desalination project. But the State Lands Commissioners don't live in Huntington Beach and are not so knowledgeable. They have to rely on what they're told. We have to tell them, in language they understand ("EIR-speak") why this is such a bad idea. It's important to attend the Town Hall to discuss the State Lands Commission hearing. Only local knowledge can explain important issues that would otherwise not be clear to the Commissioners. These issues include: Cumulative Impacts - Do you think they (the Commissioners) fully understand that our community is about to be assaulted for at least the next 10 years by multiple projects? The Environmental Impact Report (EIR) must address all of the issues as they relate to each other 1) the cleaning and remediation of the ASCON Toxic Waste Landfill 2) removal of the Magnolia Tank Farm 3) construction of a massive new mixed-use development where the Tank Farm was 4) destruction and rebuilding of the AES power plant 5) plus the building of a needless ocean desalination plant. Do they grasp that our community has been abused for over ½ a century by environmental degradation? This is our story. We need to tell it to them and relate it to the Environmental Impact Report! The EIR must describe the impacts from all the planned development. Poseidon will add to "cumulative impacts" by making more noise, worse traffic jams, additional air emissions, and other harmful impacts to our neighborhood, schools, homes and the wetlands & beach - and we're stuck with it for the next 9 years of construction. Currently, this EIR DOESN'T look at the big picture! It fails to document the long term "cumulative impacts" on our community from ALL of these projects at happening at once. "Purpose and Need" Looking beyond the years of construction, the Commissioners need to decide whether the benefits of the project outweigh the adverse impacts it will create, and whether there are better ways to meet the "purpose and need" for Poseidon's water. This one is easy: we don't need the water. Please join us on Oct 11 to prepare for the State Lands Commission Meeting on Oct 19.

new Oct 11 Wednesday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club @ Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2
Watch the excellent documentary produced by the OC Registrar of Voters Office "Blueprints for Democracy: How We Vote" and hear from special guest Shirley Grindel, watchdog of OC politics. She will discuss the Campaign Finance and Ethics Commission approved by the voters last November. She will also discuss the Board of Supervisors unformtunate "no" vote on the Registrar of Voters plans for creating Vote Center. Meeting also includes Legislation Action, Committee Chair Reports. Members free; guests $3 at the door. For more informaiton call Susan Dearing at 949/855-6965. Please bring nonperishable food items for South County Outreac

new Oct 11 Wednesday 7-9pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club - special guests Delaine Eastin & Hans Keirstead @ 429 Cypress Dr.
Delaine Eastin is running for Governor of California, and Hans Keirstead is running for the 48th Congressional District seat currently held by Dana Rohrabacher.

Oct 11 Wednesday 7-9pm, Laguna Beach: Voter Registration & Action by One Country Over Party @ 5245 Foxglove Dr.
This is the first of four steps in flipping a district. You will learn how to register voters, diffuse your fear of engaging with others on the issues in your community, and the electoral cycle. After attending this event you will have the skills you need with actionable goals that will influence elections all over Orange County. Please join us if you want to put thought into action. This is NOT just another training.

New Oct 11 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats @ Chapter One: the modern local, 227 N Broadway
This month, our keynote speaker will be investigative journalist and publisher of Voice of OC, Norberto Santana Jr.. He will give us a run-down on the various scandals plaguing the Orange County's District Attorney's Office, including the much-publicized jailhouse informant scandal. Democratic candidate for DA, Brett Murdock, will also speak about his candidacy.   Other featured speakers that evening will be Omar Siddiqui (candidate for Congress, CA-48) and Doug Applegate(candidate for Congress, CA-49).

new Oct 11 Wednesday 7-9pm, Tustin: OC Racial Justice Collaborative book club discussio White Rage @ Grape Leaf Mediterranean Grill, 17582 E. 17th. St.
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson examines how whiteness functions in American life and how the legacy of structural racism has brought about white anger and resentment. White Rage was listed by The New York Times as an Editors' Choice and won the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism.   Come join us for a discussion of the book (even if you don't get a chance to read/finish it) and anti-racist activism.

New Oct 12 Thursday 10:30am-2pm, Irvine: Student-Worker Coalition: Support Campus Workers in their Fight for a Fair Contract @ UCI Flagpoles
October 12th and 13th is the first session of AFSCME 3299 PCT bargaining with the UC.   The UC is putting workers' retirement at risk by encouraging new employees to enroll in a risky 401 (k) and putting a cap on their pension among other things that hurt workers all while there are proposed tuition hikes and an increase in Chancellors' pay.   Join US in support of the workers across the UC system fighting for a fair contract against a UC that continuously exploits them.

New Oct 13-14 Friday-Saturday 11am-9pm, Fullerton: Ethnic Studies Summit @ Fullerton College, 321 E Chapman Ave.
The 3rd Annual Fullerton College Ethnic Studies Summit   The third annual Fullerton College Ethnic Studies summit is a free two-day public event that will bring together students, educators, scholars, organizers, activists, artists, and community leaders to explore this year's theme "Liberation, Autonomy, and Self-Determination".   The intentions of the summit are to generate knowledges and raise consciousness by theorizing, strategizing, skill-sharing, and discussing practices for responding to and ending all systems of oppression. We will explore the concepts and lived philosophies of Liberation, Autonomy, and Self-Determination in order to inspire action with the hopes of creating better selves, a better community, and a better world.   REGISTER HERE!   http://fcstomp.org/registration   SCHEDULE   http://fcstomp.org/2017schedule More info: facebook.com/events/712288335608759

New Oct 14 Saturday 9am-5pm, Santa Ana: WELead OC's Barbara & Carl Mosen Girl Power Academy @ Orange County Employees Association (OCEA), 830 N Ross Street
The mission of WELead OC's Barbara & Carl Mosen Girl Power Academy ;is to engage, educate and empower our young women in the civic and political process in our communities and provide them with the leadership skills needed to be the change we need!Orange County High School girls, ages 14-17 are invited to attend. To register, click here and submit. We will be in touch with you shortly!

New Oct 14 Saturday 10am-noon, Irvine: OC Peace Coalition Meeting @ 1111 N. Broadway
Anyone interested in educating, organizing and changing US foreign policies promoting illegal invasions and occupations, as well as stopping the militarization of the U.S. (High School Military Recruitment, the brutal treatment of undocumented workers, and the criminalization of youth, especially those of color). We do not support any specific party but do support anyone who is working for Peace and Justice. Breakfast and Coffee available! Bring your ideas and enthusiasm! ocpeace.org

New Oct 14 Saturday 10am-2pm, Santa Ana: OC NAACP October Meeting @ Second Baptist Church, 4300 Westminster Ave.
Join the general membership to talk about Juneteenth 2018 and other calendar dates for the coming year.

New Oct 14 Saturday 11am-1pm, Fullerton: >Phil Janowicz for Congress Meet and Greet @ Adlena Park, 300 N Adlena Dr.
Join us to meet Phil! Bring your ideas, concerns, and questions to discuss in a casual setting.   Please RSVP to rsvp@philforhouse.com

New Oct 14 Saturday 11am-1pm, Orange: Santa Ana Riverbed Roundtable/OC Poverty Alleviation Coalition community meeting @ 635 N. Eckhoff St. Ste. K.
We'll talk about our next steps to help the people in the riverbed and our county's growing homeless population.

New Oct 14 Saturday 11am-4pm, Irvine: The College Democrats at UCI MAUL the Recall! and Newman for Senate @ College Democrats at UCI, UCI flagpoles
This Saturday, the College Democrats at UCI will be heading to Fullerton to join Senator Josh Newman's team to #MaultheRecall!   Under attack by a wasteful recall effort funded by dark-money conservative groups, this seat decides control of the supermajority in the California State Senate.   Under attack by a wasteful recall effort funded by dark-money conservative groups, this seat decides control of the supermajority in the California State Senate.   We're going to make a difference in this critical election.   We'll have plenty of space for everyone to have a ride.   We'll be walking neighborhoods and textbanking voters, and you get FREE lunch! We will be back no later than 4pm.

New Oct 14 Saturday noon-3pm, Huntington Beach: Canvass to Flip the 48th @ Huntington Beach Central Library Park, 7111 Talbert Ave
Indivisible is excited to start knocking some doors!! 2018 is a big year for us, and SoCal is the catalyst for taking back the House! Where do you want to be on E-Day next year? Hopefully with us celebrating a huge win—a flipped 48th!! Save your knuckles—bring some golf balls! Sign up at http://www.slyreply.com/app/sheets/ninbiy905in6/Instructions by giving us your name, phone number, and email.

New Oct 15 Sunday 11:30am-2pm, Irvine: Dave Min for Congress Canvass Kick Off @ Bill Barber Memorial Park, 4 Civic Center Plaza
We hope you can join us as we kick off our canvassing efforts this Sunday! From the very beginning, Dave has said our campaign cannot be out-worked. We are proud to have an incredible amount of volunteers who are anxious to start talking with their neighbors about issues that matter to them and to share Dave's vision for Orange County.We'll train you to canvass and how to talk about Dave's campaign before we send you out with a partner to a nearby neighborhood. Can't make it to the kick-off but would like to canvass with us another time? Sign up here!-Team Dave. P.S. If you're planning on attending the Democrats of Greater Irvine meeting on Sunday afternoon, we'll have supporters there you can leave your packet with when you are finished!

new Oct 15 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine general meeting with Delaine Eastin @ IRWD Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
At our next meeting we will be joined by special guest Delaine Eastin, former Superintendent of California Public Instruction and candidate for California Governor.   There will be food and refreshments for all attendees!   ALSO, try and commit at least one Saturday to join our neighborhood organizing team to walk neighborhoods talking to voters in Irvine EVERY Saturday from 10a m-2pm.   We're out every weekend building a Democratic movement in our city,   and joining us is as simple as showing up.   >>   You can RSVP for canvassing HERE!  <<   (address: 58 Costero Aisle, Irvine, 92614).

New Oct 15 Sunday 4-6pm, Orange: Out Loud: A Social Justice Arts Event @ My New Hope Pres, 191 N Orange St.
"Out Loud," is a social justice event, sponsored by New Hope Presbyterian Church in Orange, Ca.   It is an event in which writers, singers, musicians, visual artists, and spoken word artists, will speak to the pains of injustices in America, to create space for healing, and to provoke action toward a better future

New Oct 16 Monday 4pm, Anaheim: UUCA Economic Justice Ministry and Summer Of The People: The People's Homeless Task Force @ UUCA - Unitarian Universalist Church, 511 S Harbor Blvd
Meeting the day before Anaheim City Council to prep for public comments.

New Oct 16 Monday 5:30-7:30pm, Irvine: Dave Min Meet and Greet for Delegates @ University Hills Community Ctr, 1083 California Ave
If you haven't already done so, please RSVP by Oct. 14 to Paige@DaveDave Min Campaign. There will be food and beverages for you to enjoy!

new Oct 16 Monday 5:30-8:30pm, Fullerton: United Nations 72nd Annual Gala - Shared Humanity: The UN Global Goals @ California State Univ Fullerton, Ballroom: Titan Student Union, 800 N State College Blvd
Please join United Nations Assoc, OC Chapter and California State Univ Fullerton, Generation United Nations for an evening of celebration with local community leaers, government officials, UNA members and friends. Guests will enjoy a delicious buffet dinner and an opportunity to bid for a course with the Adopt-A-Future silent auction. Highlight of the eventg will be the keynote speaker from the UN Foundatioin, Washington DC. For information and to purchase tickets, visit http://2017ungala.weebly.com. Proceeds will support education of refugee children.

new Oct 16 Monday 7-10pm, Laguna Niguel: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club @ Faith Episcopal Church, 27802 El Lazo
You are invited to meet and interview the candidates: Harley Rouda, Laura Oatman, Omar Siddiqui, Boyd Roberts, Anthony Zarkades, Hans Keirstead, and Michael Kotick. The Aliso Niguel Democratic Club was founded to advance our common goals: to fight for social justice, protect those who are vulnerable, provide economic opportunities for all, work to be good stewards of our environment, and elect Democrats who support these goals. We meet at 6:45 pm one Monday of each month (check website for schedule), Faith Episcopal Church, Laguna Niguel. AlisoNiguelDemocrats@gmail.com

New Oct 17 Tuesday 10-11am, Huntington Beach: Indivisible OC 48, Tuesdays with-out Dana @ On the corner of Main and Orange
Today we will advocate for the environment in light of the desalination plant proposed for construction in Huntington Beach. With the recent devastation by hurricane in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the USVI, it is time to re-up the debate on climate change and climate science. Denial of scientific data on climate change is deadly as we have seen demonstrated by the record rainfall and super-sized hurricanes that pummeled the Gulf and the Atlantic Ocean recently.

New Oct 17 Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm, Fullerton: Reception with Gov. Jerry Brown for Re-election of Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva @ D'Vine, 132 W. Commonwealth
Please join us for this event with Gov. Brown and Assemblymember Quirk-Silva. This is a new date for the reception and we apologize for any inconvenience that this caused and hope that you will still be able to participate.  You can RSVP or donate at the link.  Please call Nicole Ward at 213/605-5471 with any questions and for info on tickets. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

New Oct 17 Tuesday 5:30-9:30pm, Santa Ana: Tell Santa Ana City Council not to criminalize homelessness @ Santa Ana City Hall, 20 Civic Center Plaza
This Tuesday, Santa Ana city council will vote on the second reading of an ordinance that would outlaw the possession of basic necessities used by the civic center homeless population including tents, basic tools, storage of recycling materials, and sports equipment. Furthermore, this ordinance would make it a crime to serve the civic center encampment without explicit permission from the city manager opening the way to limiting the supplies available to the encampment and the potential arrest of people merely trying to help with their own time and money. Please show up on Tuesday at 5:30 pm at the Santa Ana city council to speak out against the proposed ordinance. Please invite your friends and help spread the word about this important issue. If you live in Santa Ana, please call your council member.

New Oct 17 Tuesday 6:30pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats Meeting @ 24932 Veterans Way
Double Dose of Candidate Speakers!   Dr. Hans Keirstead (CD-48) and Brian Forde (CD-45)   Meet Brian Forde, Candidate for CD-45   Brian was born and raised in Tustin. He built his first computer, took his first college course, and started his first company in District 45. Brian has spent his life using technology to help others, from the Peace Corps to the White House.   Meet Dr. Hans Keirstead, Candidate for CD-48   "I'm running for Congress because, through my work in medicine and business, I have learned that innovative thinking is needed to inspire change. I revolutionized the treatment of spinal cord injuries by re-thinking how cells are developed and used as treatment, which allowed people to regain movement and sensation to limbs that were previously paralyzed. This same lateral approach can be used in Washington to fix our systemic problem of gridlock with innovative outside-the-box techniques." More info: facebook.com/events/174073933149796

New Oct 17 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Tustin: Mothers Out Front Tustin: The Case for Community Choice Energy @ City of Tustin - Municipal Government, 300 Centennial Way
Mothers Out Front Tustin has been asked by Tustin City Council to present the case for Community Choice Energy from the community's perspective. Please join us to learn more and/or show support for the city exploring this program that would give all residents and businesses choice about where their electricity comes from. Operational CCEs in other parts of the state offer residents cheaper, cleaner power and benefit the local economy.   We hope to have a strong showing from the community, so please RSVP so we know you're coming! Bring the kids - great civic engagement opportunity! Please join us at 6:45 if possible for a group photo.   For more information on Community Choice Energy please visit www.cleanpowerexchange.org .

new Oct 17 Tuesday 7:30pm, Orange: Cousins Club of OC: Americans for Israeli/Palestinian Peace> @ 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Jeff Warner and Yossi Khen will speak on A Path to Peace. Topics will include: (1) A path forward; (2) Case for two States; and (3) Why two States has not happened.   Discussion will follow. Please join us.

New Oct 18 Wednesday 5-6:30pm, Fullerton: Fruits of Labor: A Conversation about Labor @ CSUF Chicana & Chicano Resource Center, Titan Shops 109, 800 N. State College Blvd.
Asian Pacific American Resource Center and Chicana & Chicano Resource Center Presents...   Join us for a discussion with the Pilipino Workers Center about unity, farm workers, and domestic workers in the APIDA and Latinx communities withe the Pilipino Workers Center from Los Angeles

New Oct 18 Wednesday 6-8pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club General Meeting: Featuring Katie Porter @ San Juan Community Center, 25925 Camino Del Avion
Katie's Message: We need leaders in Congress who will stand up to Donald Trump. I'm running to continue the work I've always done - to take on the powerful special interests on behalf of our families. I hope you will join me!Porter, 43, has specialized in the abuses of home mortgage lenders and was appointed by then-Attorney General Kamala Harris to oversee California's share of a $25 billion national mortgage settlement. She has been endorsed by Harris and by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. Porter studied with Warren at Harvard Law School and the two co-authored "The Law of Debtors and Creditors." Please use ACT Blue on the website posting or the email blast to RSVP for dinner and/or meeting only.If unable to access ACT Blue please RSVP to willa@cox.net or 949-370- 0401. Speaker at 7:00; Dinner at 6:00.

New Oct 18 Wednesday 6-8pm, Irvine: The People's Forum: Exonerees v. District Attorney @ UCI Law EDU 1111, 401 E. Peltason Drive
District Attorneys are among the most powerful elected officials in government. The decisions they make impact the lives of millions of people, including families and entire communities. Wrongful convictions by District Attorneys affect the lives of exonerees immeasurably.   Join us for an interactive panel discussion with Orange County exonerees and legal professionals. We will discuss the power of District Attorneys, their role in the issues we care about most, and what you can do in your community.

New Oct 18 Wednesday 7:30pm, Santa Ana: "Surviving Peace" with Cousins Club of OC @ Regency Theater, 1561 W. Sunflower Ave.
To members and friends of the Cousins Club of Orange County: Please join us for a showing of the film "Surviving Peace", directed and produced by attorney Josef Avesar. We hope to see you there! Mr. Avesar will be at the theater for a Q and A session following the film. This film delves deeply into the core issues driving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The film is an attempt to encourage fresh thinking for peace. Well known peace activists and personalities who appear in the film include Uri Avnery, Galia Golan, Yossi Beilin, Saeb Erekat, Jeff Halper Michael Dukakis, John Mearsheimer, and many others. For any questions email Ruth Shapin at rshapin@gmail.com.

New Oct 19 Thursday 9am-5pm, Huntington Beach: Surfrider Foundation: Stop Wall Street Water from Taking Over Southern California @ 2000 Main St.
Volunteers needed to attend the Thursday, Oct. 19 State Lands Commission meeting at the Huntington Beach City Council Chambers (2000 Main St.) to oppose the building of a huge, destructive ocean desalination plant in Huntington Beach. Surfrider staff will be doing a presentation, but we're hoping to get at least 50 chapter activists from throughout Southern California to join a rally prior to the hearing, to hold signs and, if desired, to give additional comment during the meeting. The meeting begins at 9am. Typically the meetings last only a few hours, but we can't guarantee timing. Why is the proposed HB desal plant bad? From www.CaliforniaDesalFacts.o rg: MORE Info: facebook.com/events/123164961672858

New Oct 19 Thursday 5:45-8:30pm, Irvine: World Affairs Council of OC @ Orange County Mining Company, 10000 Crawford Canyon Road
A general reception and lecture event with Kerri Murray, Pres, of Shelter Box. "Global disaster relief and responding to humanitarian crisis"  More info: www.worldaffairscouncil.org

New Oct 19 Thursday 6-8pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees Social: Pizza with a purpose ! @ California Pizza Kitchen (Alton Square, 5465 Alton Pkwy
For many of us, that's you and you, FOCD feels like a family that we care about, but rarely take the time to enjoy and be in community. Let's change that up a bit and get together to relax, chat and catch up. People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some of us it is a chance to give back to the community, and make a difference in the lives of those who find themselves alone and the often unexpected isolation of immigration detention. For others, it offers us the chance to meet interesting and diverse people, and to make new friends. Or, perhaps, all of these! For this reason FOCD would like to invite you to the first of what we hope will be several social opportunities throughout the year. This event is open to all FOCD volunteers, extended friends and family and anyone you know who wants to hang out with some great people. As an added bonus 20% of your meal's price will be donated back to Friends of Orange County Detainees! Please note: The 20% donation offer will be offered throughout the whole day. Although we will be meeting at 6pm for dinner. For more details: Please contact Ananda at (949) 656 9612 / focdoutreach@gmail.com/ RSVP is essential: Please RSVP at https://www.groupraise.com/events/38055

New Oct 19 Thursday 6pm, Newport Beach: NARAL OC Action Mixer @ Newport Beach Brewing Co., 2910 Newport Blvd.
Big things are happening in Orange County! With 2018 midterm elections coming up, we have the opportunity to flip the House and replace anti-choice members of Congress with politicians who care about access to women’s healthcare and understand that women deserve freedom to make their own reproductive decisions. But in order to do this, we need your help. Come meet fellow NARAL members who share your passion for reproductive freedom and gender equality and learn about ways you can get involved in flipping the House in 2018! Questions? Contact Morgan Mitchell, NARAL Pro-Choice California Organizing Fellow at mmitchell@prochoiceamerica.org   * Required The Facebook event can be found here and you can RSVP here.

New Oct 19 Thursday 6:30pm, Santa Ana: OC NORML Membersip Meeting @ Bud and Bloom, 1327 E Saint Gertrude Pl
We will still discuss legislation, events and hear from our special guest speaker from the 420 Foodie Club.   The OC NORMl Industry meeting is still scheduled for Wednesday, October 25th and out topic is cultivation licenses.   Please visit our website for updates at www.OrangeCountyNORMl.org

New Oct 19 Thursday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Democratic Socialists of America: Running for Local Office 101 @ Brad Brafford LGBT Center, 305 E. 4th. St. 2nd. Floor
While there are a number of local congressional races getting a lot of publicity in the lead up to the 2018 election, less attention has been given to those running for local office. In reality, our city councilors and members of our school and water boards have a tremendous opportunity to take concrete steps towards building the groundwork for the more equitable society we're all striving for.   If you're interested in learning the nuts and bolts of how these local races are run - and won - we invite you to join us on October 19th as we hear from speakers with first hand knowledge of what it means to run a competetive campaign in Orange County. Whether you're deliberating a run for office yourself, or are simply interested in building a deeper understanding of how political power is built at the local level, this is shaping up to be a very informative event.

New Oct 20 Friday 9am-2:30pm, Santa Ana: 5th OC Women's Health Summit @ Delhi Center, 505 East Central Avenue
the premier conference for healthcare, social service, nonprofit, government, academic, advocacy, and other professionals concerned with women's health in Orange County.This year's Summit will feature presentations about health care reform, efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and the implications for women's health at the national, state, and local levels. Join us to stay abreast of the latest developments and identify strategies for protecting women's health in this rapidly changing landscape. For registration and more details, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-orange-county-womens-health-summit-protecting-womens-health-in-a-rapidly-changing-landscape-registration-33718054609?aff=ebdsorderfblightbox. Admission is $45 and includes light breakfast and lunch.

New Oct 20 Friday 5-6pm, Laguna Woods: Resist this Madman. Join us in protest @ the corner of El Toro and Paseo de Valencia in front of Chase bank
Laguna Woods Resist: Resist this Madman. Join us in protest.

New Oct 20 Friday 7pm, Anaheim: Stand Against Hate: Protest Steve Bannon @ Anaheim Marriott, 700 Convention Way
Steve Bannon has been invited by the California GOP, and will be headliner speaker at their convention in Anaheim. He represents what our society should not about, and needs to know that we will not stand idly by while he spreads his hate. Join Peace Builders of Orange County along with hosts from Indivisible OC - CA 46th and The Resistance - Northridge Indivisible, and to protest the racist, radical, oppressive and dangerous direction the GOP has taken. DISCLAIMER: Everyone participating in this call to action will be required to abide by all applicable laws and lawful orders of authorities. This Call to action will be nonviolent and will not involve any civil disobedience or other violation of law.Parking:  Public transportation, carpooling or bicycling is encouraged. There is no free parking in Anaheim resort area, and it can be very expensive. Closest reasonably priced is Anaheim Garden Walk parking garage, a 3/4 mile walk, with some validation options if you dine there. Best local park & ride option is ARTIC, 2626 E Katella Ave. From there, Anaheim Resort Transportation bus is $3 each way (cash on board) or $5.50 to purchase a one day pass in advance. http://rideart.org/fares-and-passes/ Stay informed as new information becomes available, go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/305400209935153/

New Oct 21-22 Saturday-Sunday 8am-3pm, Irvine: Two-Day Student Labor Organizing Conference (SLOC) 2017 @ Associated Students UCI (ASUCI)G244, Student Center
This year, UC Irvine will be hosting the 5th annual Student Labor Organizing Conference (SLOC). SLOC is an annual conference bringing together students, workers, scholars, and activists from across the UC to learn, discuss, and strategize how to fight for labor rights and social justice throughout our university system. As the 45th Presidential administration continues its attacks on immigrants, people of color, undocumented folks, and other targeted communities, it has also waged war against the unions that fight to protect the workers from these and other marginalized groups that make our university run. Come learn about organizing alongside and standing in solidarity with the workers on our campuses and medical centers; and join the fight to ensure that the labor and human rights of everyone on our campuses is respected! Register ASAP at https://tinyurl.com/SLOC2017 is co-hosted by AFSCME 3299, the University of California Student Association (UCSA); United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS); and the EVP Office at ASUCI).

New Oct 21 Saturday 8:30am-5:30pm, Escondido: The San Diego County Democratic Party's 7th Biennial County Convention @ California Center for the Arts, 340 N. Escondido Blvd.
In between general sessions highlighting statewide and local elected officials and candidates, attendees will choose from a wide range of thought-provoking breakout sessions. If you have not already reserved your seat, you can sign up now at www.sddemconvention.org. The general registration fee of $50 covers a continental breakfast and admission to all breakout and general sessions, with speakers including California Treasurer John Chiang, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, State Senator Ricardo Lara, former Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and many other Democratic luminaries. Please note that advance ticket sales for the Leadership Luncheon are now closed. However, a limited number of lunch tickets will be available for purchase onsite. We're gearing up for a full and dynamic day and hope you'll be part of it! Themed "Rise up and Reach Out," the convention will provide excellent opportunities to network, organize, and prepare for the elections just one year away. Please click here to RSVP today or call (858) 277-336

New Oct 21 Saturday 10am-noon, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: 48th District "Get To Know Your Candidates" @ Carden Conservatory Elementary School, 5702 Clark Dr.
The HB Huddle is excited to host a series of Q&A sessions featuring congressional candidates who are running for Rohrabacher's seat in the 48th District.   Candidates will speak briefly followed by Q&A. Not familiar with the HB Huddle? Not an HB resident? That's okay! Come get to know your candidates!

New Oct 21 Saturday 1pm, Fullerton: Rally to Rename Plummer Auditorium: KKK out of Fullerton @ Louis E Plummer Auditorium, 201 E Chapman Ave
Orange County was a stronghold for the KKK in the 1920s. Louis Plummer was a member of the KKK in Fullerton.   The Plummer Auditorium sits adjacent to the campus of Fullerton High School and serves as a venue for school functions and for the performing arts.   It is time that we stop honoring Fullerton's racist/Nativist past. We need to rename the Plummer Auditorium. Such an important building for the community must not continue to bear the name of a white supremacist, KKK member.   Details of the program:   I'm in the process of lining up speakers knowledgeable on California History and local musical artists and poets. The date may change as well.   History: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.laprogressive.com/orange-county-kkk-roots/amp   http://www.ocweekly.com/news/welcome-to-ku-klux-kounty-6425325

New Oct 21 Saturday 1-4pm, Newport Beach: Canvassing and Voter Outreach @ 21731 Ocean Vista Dr
Studies show that canvassing is the most effective way to win elections. Join us to flip Orange County blue! This is an introduction to canvassing/voter outreach with the Laguna Beach Democratic Club. You will learn how to listen actively to the concerns of voters, and help them identify Democratic party and other progressive activities in which they may be interested. No previous experience required - just an interest in finding out more about how we are going to turn Orange County blue! Led by Quinn Ruvacava. For more info and articles on canvasing, visit here.

Oct 21 Saturday 5-7pm, Costa Mesa: Beacon of Light Celebration @ Fairview Community Church, 2525 Fairview Rd
Join us as we celebrate Justice and honor those who shine their light to make our community a better place! This year's honorees are Felicity Figueroa, Benjamin Vazquez and MIKA! There will be a light meal, drinks, entertainment and a silent auction followed by a short program. Ticket information at http://ocfairviewchurch.org/

new Oct 21 Saturday 9am-2pm, Costa Mesa: Fall in Love with the Westside @ Estancia Hight School, 2323 Placentia Ave
Estancia High School PTSA is excited to present the best of Westside Costa Mesa! Admission is free for this Local Artisans Market & Community Gathering! Come shop, eat, enjoy, and FALL in love with the Westside! Event features Local Artisans Market, Pottery Workshop, Community Art Collaboration, Pumpkin Patch, Food, Kids Activities, Live Music and More!

New Oct 22 Sunday 2-4pm, Laguna Beach: Uprooting Racism Workshop with Paul Kivel @ Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Hwy.
Please join us for a workshop with author Paul Kivel, who will be presenting material from his book Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Social Justice, which is now in its fourth edition.   A purchase of a ticket entitles you to a copy of Paul's book, and a two-hour workshop. Please note that attendance will be capped at 30 people, in order to ensure that there is space for everyone. For additional info: facebook.com/events/1369821949798187

New Oct 22 Sunday 3-4pm, Brea: Moms Demand Action Membership Meeting @ Panera Bread, 423 South Associated Road
New and current members please join us to discuss upcoming gun sense efforts and actions. Please RSVP here: https://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/6853/signup/

New Oct 23-Nov 5 Monday-Sunday, Irvine: UC Irvine Green Challenge @ UC Irvine Student Center, A311
Win Prizes for using sustainable transportation!   For two weeks, we'll be holding a challenge for all UC Irvine students and staff to see who can save the most pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. Starting October 23rd, log every sustainable commute using our free mobile app. The app tracks your distance, start and end position, and pounds of CO2 saved for every trip. The top three users with the most carbon emissions savings win!!   Important: Register under UC Irvine to be included in this competition. Use the drop-down menu on the top left corner of the app's homepage. Go to "My Account." Scroll to the "Additional Info" section. Enter "UC Irvine" in the school field. That's it!   How to Participate:   1. Download our free mobile app   2. Create an account   3. Track your sustainable commutes with our app to win!

New Oct 23 Monday 4pm, Anaheim: UUCA Economic Justice Ministry and Summer Of The People: The People's Homeless Task Force @ UUCA - Unitarian Universalist Church, 511 S Harbor Blvd
Meeting the day before Anaheim City Council to prep for public comments.

New Oct 23 Monday 7pm, Irvine: People for Housing OC: Irvine Kick Off MeetingC @ Irvine Spectrum Center, 670 Spectrum Center Dr.
We are launching an Irvine chapter of our grassroots group to advocate for more housing in Irvine! The kick off meeting is being held at a member's home near the Spectrum. If you are an Irvine resident, please sign up here and we will contact you with directions. https://goo.gl/forms/BKms0BbTQNT0iuM63

New Oct 24 Tuesday noon-2pm, Anaheim: Cultural Terrace Conceptual Master Plan @ City of Irvine City Hall1 Civic Center Plz
Wear your Green!   Be There to Show You Care!   RSVP emails to: OCGreatGardens@aol.com   The City staff will be presenting a conceptual plan for the Cultural Terrace, including the location of primary & supporting elements of the Terrace.   Come to this meeting to show your support for the 59 acre botanical garden in the Great Park.   Bring your family & friends!   https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/gafcon-marketing/071001_Comprehensive_Master_Plan_-_Final.pdf

New Oct 25 Wednesday 11am-1:30pm, Irvine: Womem For:OC "Requiem for the American Dream" @ IRWD Duck Club, 5 Riparian View,
"Requiem for the American Dream" is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, widely regarded as the most important   intellectual alive, on the defining characteristic of our time - the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few.   Through interviews filmed over four years, Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality - tracing a half-century of policies designed to favor the most wealthy at the expense of the majority - while also looking back on his own life of activism and political participation.   Profoundly personal and thought provoking, Chomsky provides penetrating insight into what may well be the lasting legacy of our time - the death of the middle class, and swan song of functioning democracy. A potent reminder that power ultimately rests in the hands of the governed, REQUIEM is required viewing for all who maintain hope in a shared stake in the future.   11:00 - Refreshments   11:30 - Feature film (starts promptly) More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1914264108827737

New Oct 25 Wednesday noon-2pm, Irvine: Lunch with League by League: "Fair and Efficient Voting in OC and the U. S." Neal Kelley, OC Registrar of Voters @ Back Bay Conference Center, 3415 Michelson Dr
by League of Women Voters of Orange Coast Entrees: 1. Broiled Chicken Salad   2. Chicken Teriyaki with Steamed Rice and Vegetable   Both entrees are served with Garlic Bread and choice of Cookies or Brownies for dessert.   RVSP with entrée choice. The cost of the meal is $20, speaker only $5. Pay with cash or check made out to LWV OC at the door.   RSVP by October 22. We're happy to introduce an electronic reservation form for our Lunch with League. Click on this link to try it out: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFcegRCUX7A6aQqIsllh1zm-3f7NBo_zXTat5xxAm-8KMcGQ/viewform?usp=sf_link   As before, you're welcome to RSVP by calling/emailing Barb Wood. at 208-284-9167 or email at barbjsocal@gmail.com More information: facebook.com/events/374062889679327

New Oct 25 Wednesday 6-8pm, Irvine: OC National Women's Political Caucus #MeToo group discussion @ The Duck Club, 15 Raparian Way
Join Activism Janice Burstin Meet Janice at CH 5 at 5:30 p.m. for carpooling. Further details and rsvp link below. We have changed the topic of the October 25th meeting!In light of the recent allegations against staff members at the DPOC and OC Labor, during the #MeToo campaign this week, we have decided to have a discussion about sexual harassment, not only in the workplace...everywhere!   We have invited experts on the subject of sexual harassment and sexual assault, to discuss how we educate other women and men on the importance of speaking up.   Visit our website for more details and to RSVP http://www.nwpcoc.org/me_too_discussion?mc_cid=911ad0c972&mc_eid=e218ec98e4

New Oct 25 Wednesday 6:30-9pm, Costa Mesa: Banning Ranch meeting @ Mesa Verde United Methodist Church, 1701 West Baker
Please join the Banning Ranch Conservancy  at the  to meet other supporters, learn more about Banning Ranch, and help with our effort to save all of Banning Ranch.   If you cannot attend but still want to help, please email info@banningranchconservancy. org or call (714)-719-2148.

New Oct 25 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club @ Costa Mesa Senior Center, 695 W. 19th St.

New Oct 26 Thursday noon-2pm, Irvine: UCI Housing Sustainability Fall Sustainability Fair @ Campus Village Housing, 1063 W Peltason Dr,
Join Housing Sustainability as it hosts its annual Fall Sustainability Fair. Learn about zero waste, fair trade, and sustainability initiatives on campus and in the community!   First 100 attendees will receive a free reusable totebag!   More details to come.   Featuring: UCI Hospitality & Dining, UCI Student Wellness, The Green Initiative Fund (T.G.I.F) at UCI, ASUCI Sustainability Project Commission, Climatepedia, UC Irvine Department of Earth System Science (ESS), UCI Global Sustainability Resource Center - GSRC, Sullivan Solar Power, UCI Costa Rica Program, KUCI-FM, and more!   To register or for more information see: http://bit.ly/UCISustainabilityFallFair2017

New Oct 26 Thursday 4:30-5:30pm, Brea: "Republican Budget Cuts Graveyard" Rally and Talk Session @ 210 W. Birch St.
We will be gathering to conduct a talk session and a visit at Congressman Ed Royce's Brea office,   and to share our stories of how the budget cuts on social safety nets will/have an effect on you or your family.   We are wanting to know your stories, so please come and share.   A video capturing all our stories will be made and delivered to Ed Royce.   Please complete the Google Form at this link ( https://tinyurl.com/ydydlyq4 ) to allow us to organize the sharing of the stories.   If you cannot attend please still add your story to the google form as we are happy to share it on your behalf, or share the story excluding any of your identifying information. More info: facebook.com/events/1453797991340304

New Oct 26 Thursday 6pm, Irvine: PDA Chapter meeting @ Home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River
Join us for PDA discussion and action. Note early evening start time! We will have a stimulating discussion of national, regional, and local issues of concern, and opportunities for action!  Please bring a pot luck snack food item.   Hope you can make it! Peace and health, Dr. Bill Honigman Judy Hess   PLEASE RSVP http://pda.nationbuilder.com/

New Oct 26 Thursday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: ACLU Clean Dream Phone Bank @ ACLU Offices, 1851 E First st Te 450
The ACLU of California affiliates are starting a statewide push to targeted congress members for a Clean Dream Act and we need your help! In Orange County, we have identified Congressmembers Ed Royce and Mimi Walters as targets for a Clean Dream Act. We need to mobilize the community to show Walters and Royce that an organized and determined movement for a Clean Dream Act exists and that we expect them to take strong and bold action under the current administration’s nonstop attacks against the immigrant community. In the next few months, we are planning legislative meetings with the congressmembers’ offices, rallies, and weekly phone banks to inundate their offices with local support for a Clean Dream Act. Our first event will be next Thursday, October 26th from 6-8pm at our ACLU Offices in Santa Ana. Event information: https://go.peoplepower.org/event/action_attend/10703

new Oct 26 Thursday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Planned Parenthood/OC Young Democrats Young Professionals Halloween Mixer @ Chapter One: The Modern Local, 227 N Broadway
The Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties, in collaboration with our sponsor: OC Young Democrats, invite you to our first annual Young Professionals Mixer. Dress up as your favorite or not so favorite political figure and learn how to fight the fright in 2018! (Costumes are optional). Ticket: $30 (includes appetizers and one drink ticket). RSVP here if you dare... http://www.ppaction.org/site/Calendar?id=131945&view=Detail

New Oct 27 Friday 7-8:30am, Anaheim: Quirk-Silva Breakfast Club with Chief Justice of California @ Ehlers Event Center, Veterans Hall, 150 S. Knott Ave.
Please join me for a continental breakfast and talk about issues impacting California from a firsthand perspective with the 28th Chief Justice of California, Tani Cantil-Sakauye,   (Registration begins at 7:00 a.m.)   RSVP here, Claudia.Pena@asm.ca.gov, or by calling (714) 521-6505.

New Oct 27 Friday 11am-1:30pm, Irvine: Conversation with John Chiang @ California State University, Fullerton, Irvine Campus, 3 Banting
OC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and California State University, Fullerton Mihaylo College of Business and Economics present this special forum, which will provide an important opportunity for 2018 California Gubernatorial Candidate John Chiang to share how he will address policy priorities that impact small businesses in Orange County. There is no cost to attend, however this is an invitation only event. Food and refreshments will be provided.   Register here   http://ocnextevent.com/event/2018-california-gubernatorial/

New Oct 27 Friday 6:30pm, Santa Ana: Trans Action @ LGBT Center, 1605 N Spurgeon
Announcing Trans* Action, a new social support group! The group will meet every 2nd and 4th Friday of each month. Attendees must complete a phone orientation to attend. More info including contact information on the flyer.   https://secure.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/b/9/a/b/600_460847531.jpeg Please visit our website and follow us on social media for the latest updates to LGBT Center services, group schedules, meetups, events, behind-the-scene photos and much more!   http://www.lgbtcenteroc.org/

New Oct 28 Saturday 9am-10pm, Irvine: Neighborhood Coffee Meet with Farrah: by Farrah N. Khan for Irvine City Council 2018 @ Cielo Coffee, 5317 University Dr.
I continue to work on issues that matter to you. It's important to have representation that understands the needs of the community and takes action. Now, I want to hear directly from you. Join me for coffee during my listening tour. I want to hear what your concerns are, because I care. If you'd like to schedule a date/time in your neighborhood, please let me know. www.ElectFarrah.org "Your Voice on City Council"

New Oct 28 Saturday 10am-2pm, Irvine: Neighborhood Organizing with Democrats Of Greater Irvine: Canvassing Schedule @ 58 Costero Aisle
DGI and the Democratic Party of Orange County are organizing canvassing 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 neigborhoods in Irvine. 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!

New Oct 28 Saturday 11am-4pm, Fullerton: College Democrats of CSUF Young Progressives Day of Action: #Maul The Recall @ Friends of Josh Newman Opposed to the Recal, l153 N Raymond Ave
Join us for a day of knocking on doors and spreading the word about the misleading effort to recall our State Senator Josh Newman! Josh has our back on progressive issues, so we have Josh's back. Meet fellow young progressives from around the greater LA-OC-IE area and hear from young elected officials who are making a difference in their communities.   Food will be provided.

New Oct 28 Saturday 11am-9pm, Fullerton: Ethnic Studies Department and FC STOMP Club Fullerton College Ethnic Studies Summit @ Fullerton College, 321 E Chapman Ave,
The third annual Fullerton College Ethnic Studies summit is a free two-day public event that will bring together students, educators, scholars, organizers, activists, artists, and community leaders to explore this year's theme "Liberation, Autonomy, and Self-Determination."   The intentions of the summit are to generate knowledges and raise consciousness by theorizing, strategizing, skill-sharing, and discussing practices for responding to and ending all systems of oppression. We will explore the concepts and lived philosophies of Liberation, Autonomy, and Self-Determination in order to inspire action with the hopes of creating better selves, a better community, and a better world.   REGISTER HERE!   http://fcstomp.org/registration For more info:facebook.com/events/712288335608759

New Oct 29 Sunday 3-4:30pm, Irvine: Katie Porter Delegate Meet and Greet @ the Vine, 5151 California Ave.
Join Katie Porter and her campaign team for a meet and greet. Katie knows what it means to fight! As a consumer advocate, Katie Porter has spent nearly twenty years fighting Wall Street banks who cheat consumers and families. Now, she's running for Congress to take that fight to Washington -- to stand up to Donald Trump and the powerful special interests on behalf of our families. www.katieporter.com

New Oct 29 Sunday 3-5pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: Potluck in the Park @ Huntington Beach Public Library, 7111 Talbert Ave
The women's rights group is hosting a potluck in the park. It'll be a chance to be around like minded individuals. There will be light snacks and refreshments. We will be on the north side of the library, past the fountatin on the grassy area. Please bring chairs or blankets to relax on.

New Oct 30 Monday 6-9pm, Newport Beach: Laura Oatman for Congress Halloween Birthday Fundraiser @ Address information provided upon RSVP
Come help Laura celebrate her 58th birthday at our Halloween fundraising event in support of Oatman for Congress.   We invite you to join the Ghouls and Ghosts at #teamlaura working to retire Rohrabacher.   Contribution levels:   $2700 Demons | $1000 Ghouls | $158 Vampires | $58 Ghosts   ***All contributions gratefully accepted***   Let's raise a glass and cash for Laura Oatman for Congress!   The night will include light appetizers, libations, live music, dancing & a ton of fun at Laura's haunted house! *Prizes will be awarded for funniest, scariest, and most original costumes.*   Please purchase your ticket online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/halloween.birthday   and RSVP to Daisy@PSCcampaigns.com, (562) 491-1318   Address information provided upon RSVP   We love volunteers! Please let us know if you are interested in helping at this and future events.

New Oct 30 Monday 6:15pm, Anaheim: Housing is a Human Right OC coalition @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor Blvd.
Planning for our November 14th budget action at the OC Board of Supervisors.

New Oct 31 Tuesday 10am-noon, Anaheim: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice community gathering @ Anaheim United Methodist Church, 1000 S. State College Blvd.
Join us during our October Clergy & Community Gathering!!   We look forward to a time of conversation about the economic justice issues that our communities are facing. With the power of faith, hope, and solidarity we can achieve transformation in our communities.   As a distinguished faith and community leader, please join us in our efforts to break down barriers, and to further expand economic opportunity for all.   If you plan on attending, please RSVP to:   iarellano@cluejustice.org   Light refreshments will be provided.   #CLUEJustice #SacredRESISTANCE

New Oct 31 Tuesday 2-8pm, Fullerton: SQE Fullerton Unity Block Party @ CSUF, 800 N. State College Blvd.
  This will be a celebration of cultures, identity, solidarity, and education. We as a community are dedicated to peacefully coming together and building our strength to illustrate the values we uphold of inclusion of all cultures, backgrounds, and areas of knowledge.   The event will feature Social Justice Teach-Ins, Live Music (such as Weapons of Mass Creation!), Tabling from On-Campus and Community Orgs, Speakers (Jennicet Gutierrez & Mohammad Abdel Haq + more!) , and Food.   In collaboration with fellow Cal State Fullerton Organizations and Community Organizations: Latinx Student Psychological Association, M.E.Ch.A., Queer Trans People of Color (QTPOC), OC Af3irm, CSULB LA RAZA, OC Grads to Be, OC Immigrant Youth United, Muslim Student Association, Women and Gender Studies Student Association, Anthropology Student Association, Sociology Club, Grad Counseling Student Association, American Studies Students Association, Refuse Fascism, more to come!

New Oct 31 Tuesday 4-7pm, Fullerton: No fascist Milo in SoCal! No racist, sexist, anti-trans hate!: Hosted by L.A. United Front Against Fascism @ California State University Fullerton: 800 N State College Blvd,
Fascist provacateur Milo Yiannopoulos is scheduled to bring his racist, sexist, xenophobic, transphobic poison to Cal State Fullerton. Join with the community to repel this attack on the democratic rights of the people. Help organize and mobilize against all fascist aggression. "Fighting words" is not protected free speech! No oxygen for this-- http://i.imgur.com/RkrrEtz.jpg Hosted by L.A. United Front Against Fascism

New Oct 31 Tuesday 7pm, Irvine: AIUSA Irvine Local Group 178 Group Meeting @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy
We will cover upcoming events, discuss Amnesty International news and take action on the latest AI cases.   We meet in Plumer Hall, the building at the back of the church.   Free and open to public   Refreshments will be served


NOVEMBER

New Nov 1 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Irvine: Reflecting on Race, Law and White Supremacy by Western State Law Review and 4 others @ Western State College of Law, 1 Banting
Join us for a conversation on the relationship between race and the law, with a particular focus on the past experiences of Asian-American communities and the present challenges facing Muslim-Americans. Prof. Neil Gotanda’s groundbreaking scholarship in the area of Asian American Jurisprudence and his current work on the racialization of Muslim-Americans will foreground this discussion, which will take place during his last semester teaching at Western State before entering retirement. More info: facebook.com/events/282480742265998

[Canceled] Nov 1 Wednesday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: Canceled Democracy for America-Orange County Regular Meeting @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 S. Coast Dr
DFA-OC normally meets the first Wed. of the month. Our current plan is to resume meeting the first Wed. of December. Karl Strauss is remodeling and the patio will not be available until December.

Nov 2 Thursday 6:30-10pm, Irvine: MECha de UCI: Dia de los Muertos @ UCI Student Center Terrace, UCI Student Center & Event Services, A, 311 W Peltason Dr
MEChA de UCI invites you to our annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) event. Dia de Los Muertos is a Latin-American holiday that focuses on celebrating within communites to celebrate our loved ones that have passed. On this day, it is believed that loved ones spirits return to the earth and celebrate among the living. Everyone is welcome to come learn more about the traditions, history, and about the importance of this day. Entertainment: TBA Arts and Crafts, Facepainting, Altares, Org Vendors (Bring Money), Dancing, Free Food While supplies last and served at a specific hour!!! You are welcomed to bring Friends, hallmates/housemates, and Family!

New Nov 2 Thursday 6:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South Orange County: Community Issues - Not My Toll Road and the Fight to End Human Trafficking! @ San Juan Capistrano Community Center, 25925 Camino Del Avion
November General Meeting will feature presentations by the Coalition to Save San Clemente (Not my Toll Road) and the I-5 Freedom Network to end Human Trafficking. Wine & Soft Drinks, no dinner at this meeting!

New Nov 2 Thursday 6:45-9pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC: Season of Change for OC's District Attorney @ 17250 Los Jardines W.
The DCWOC is thrilled to present two speakers at our November meeting: Brett Murdock, candidate for OC District Attorney, and Bethany Webb, whose experiences with Orange County's current DA have been stained by misconduct, headline abuses of power, and heartrending frustration.For more info: facebook.com/events/1972099609744389

New Nov 2 Thursday 7-9pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace and Justice Coalition: "I Am Not Your Negro" @ Saint Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave,
Free screening of I Am Not Your Negro More info at: http://www.whittierpeace.org/index.htm#MovieNight

New Nov 3 Friday 3:30-5:30pm, Fullerton: CSUF Economics Association First Annual EA Policy Panel @ Mihaylo Hall 1506
We would like to take this time to formally announce our highly anticipated first annual policy panel which will feature four renowned economists discussing various topics such as the trade deficit, income inequality, higher education and the minimum wage. This is a free public event so don't forget to invite your friends and family! Food and drinks will be provided!   Shift Happens!   -EA

New Nov 4 Saturday 10am-noon, Tustin: OC CIVIC Training Immigration Detention Visits @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1221 Wass St.
Join us in a training with CIVIC to learn how you can visit and support people held in immigration detention! Immigrants and refugees are suffering in detention centers across Southern California in deplorable and immoral conditions. Each year, there are approximately 400,000 people being held in jails and private prisons; many parents are unjustly separated from their children and some suffer in solitary confinement. This is a moral crisis and there is an urgent need to visit and offer care to people in detention centers who are being denied basic human rights. Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) is committed to ending US immigration detention "by monitoring human rights abuses, elevating stories, building community based alternatives to detention and advocating for system change" (endisolation.org).   CONTACT Info:   Laura Siriani,   Lucero Garcia, CLUE   http://www.cluejustice.org/   laura@stpauls.org

NEW Nov 4 Saturday noon-9pm, Santa Ana: 15th Annual (Quinceañera) Noche de Altares @ La Cuatro
Since 2002, El Centro Cultural de Mexico has been organizing Noche de Altares, or a Night of Altars, a community based Día de los Muertos celebration, where families, students, community organization and businesses come together to create an authentic cultural experience that reflects Mexican tradition and what makes up our communities today. Organized by volunteers, the purpose of the celebration is to honor the ancient traditions of the festival and bring community members together through art, culture, and compassion. facebook.com/events/787036761457335

New Nov 4 Saturday 12:15-1:45pm, Anaheim: Anaheim Democratic Club Welcomes Delaine Easton, Gubernatorial Candidate @ Haskett Library Multipurpose Room, 2650 W Broadway
Delaine Eastin is a former California State Superintendent of Public Instruction and served as a member of the CA State Assemby  and city council member. For more info, call Club President Dr. Jeanette Burns at 714/328-4468.

New Nov 4 Saturday 3-6pm, Huntington Beach: Sierra Club Political Leadership Award @ Senior Center in Central Park, 18041 Goldenwest Avenue
This year we are celebrating California Taking the Lead on environmental issues across the nation. There will be plenty of entertainment and food while we gather to raise money to support pro-environment candidates, we will be honoring four environmental heroes from both political parties who have worked and voted consistently to protect the environment in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. More info: facebook.com/events/205647829976089

NEW Nov 4 Saturday 4-6pm, Santa Ana: Democratic Socialists of America - OC general meeting @ Isaiah House
This will be our last general meeting until the end of the holiday season. We will be recapping our fall actions and sharing our plans for the next couple months.   ***IMPORTANT STUFF***   Parking: There is street parking. Please be careful when parking on side streets, as many of them are resident parking only, which IS enforced by the Santa Ana police.   Donations: Our hosts at the Isaiah House are starting a new food day to serve Orange County's growing homeless population, and need food for sack lunches. That's things like chips, granola bars, small water bottles, bread (for sandwiches), crackers, and fruit cups. Any donations are greatly appreciated!   In addition, the Socialist Feminist committee is accepting donations of clothing, children's clothing, toys, books, etc for their upcoming fundraiser in December. It will be a childcare fund for any members that may need it.

New Nov 4 Saturday 5:15pm, Santa Ana: Movie and Discussion: Dolores @ Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St.
Come watch a great film about Dolores Huerta. Following synopsis has been taken directly from the page where the movie trailer is; link can be found right after this… "Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century - and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one's life to social change. Directed by Peter Bratt." To see the trailer, go to: https://www.doloresthemovie.com/about Parking: There are a few parking structures in the downtown area, pay parking lots and street meters. Recommended: the covered parking lot at 5th Street & Spurgeon Street. The 4th Street Market & Frida Cinema is one block away.

New Nov 5 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: OC Green Party meeting - What We Learned at the Movement School for Revolutionaries on Oct. 7th: A discussion among attendees and you. @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
The Movement School https://www.school4rev.org/   Our 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 our meeting, please contact Bea Tiritilli: tiritilligreen@sbcglobal.net. For more info, contact Matt Leslie, Secretary, approximateman@earthlink.net. http://www.ocgreens.org. (949)559-7336

NEW Nov 5 Sunday 4:30-6:30pm, Irvine: Together We Will OC - Building Coalitions: People, Process, and Pow @ Duck Club 15 Riparian View
After the showing, we will have a roundtable discussion about whether to implement any of the suggestions, what inspired you, what made you uncomfortable, etc,   We are at a "coalition moment" in the surge of activism since last November. Many grassroots organizations are finding each other to reduce duplication and are uniting to work on common goals. We know that coordinated actions with broader constituencies yield greater impact, leverage power, and voices of grassroots voters are amplified. More info: facebook.com/events/1342576225856504

New Nov 5 Sunday 5-8pm, Irvine: Democratic Foundation of OC 2017 Annual Dinner @ The Hilton, Irvine, 18800 MacArthur Blvd.
Join Your Fellow Citizens, to Honor Great Democrats and to Help Launch Our 2018 Campaign to Re-Take Congress! Sponsorships: Diamond Sponsorship Package: $10,000 Includes 2 tables of 10, Front Inside Page ad in Program Book, and Special Recognition During the Program. Platinum Sponsorship Package: $5,500 Includes table of 10, Full Page ad in Program Book, and Special Recognition During the Program. Gold Sponsorship Package: $2,750 Includes table of 8, Half Page ad in Program Book, and Special Recognition During the Program. For sponsorship/advertising opportunities, click here for details. https://secure.actblue.com/donate/2017dfocsponsorships Tickets: $170 Individual Tickets Click here to reserve your ticket online using our secure page! https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dfocannualdinner2017 If you have any questions or if you want to pay with a check, contact Executive Director Ariana Arestegui at: info@dfoc.com, or phone (714) 979-4436

New Nov 6 Monday 4-6pm, Anaheim: The People's Homeless Task Force @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S Harbor Blvd,
Public comment prep for Anaheim City Council meeting.

New Nov 7 Tuesday 4-6pm, Huntington Beach: Handmaids Rise: Resist! Persist! Prevail! @ Triangle Park, 521 Main St.
Let's join together as we resist sexism, inequality, and racism. Let's persist and never be held down by the anti-women policies of Trump and other politicians who want to turn back the clock. Let's prevail and run for office instead of lobbying the men who hold office. Come Resist! Persist! Prevail! Sign up here: https://act.weareultraviolet.org/event/handmaids_resist_events_attend/2326 For more info:

NEW Nov 7 Tuesday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Unique Barriers to the Criminal Justice System for those with Disabilities @ 2000 East Fourth Street, Suite 115
Often crimes involving people with disabilities reveal the inequity surrounding access to justice. This training will highlight surrounding issues and legal processes to increase awareness about interaction with law enforcement, address misconceptions about competency, and provide advocacy strategies and resources.   Presented by: Sholeh Iravantchi , PsyD, Esq.   Ms. Iravantchi practices Criminal Defense law throughout Southern California. Prior to opening her private practice, she worked as a Public Defender representing clients that were placed in the criminal justice system as a result of their mental illness and/or disability.   RSVP Required! Space is limited!   RSVP here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N6TLG93 or call (714)558-4404   Hosted by California State Council on Developmental Disabilities

New Nov 7 Tuesday 6:30pm, Fullerton: Fullerton Joint-Union High School District board meeting @ 1051 W. Bastanchury Rd.
At this meeting, it will be our initial pitch for asking the district to transition their five high schools with FFA animal agriculture programs into (organic, plant-based) permaculture edible gardens. District budget decisions begin early 2018 through May 2018. We want to make the request before actual budget conversations for the following year take place. What we need are as many bodies in the room as possible to show that people in the local community are interested in this issue. You do not have to speak if you do not want to, just be a body in the audience. We can hold signs of support also. Depending upon time permitted, a certain number can talk for two minutes. We are organizing a line-up of most relevant (instructors, etc) to speak first, as time permits, others from the community can also speak to show support. If you attend, and I hope you will, our strategy is to present rational, compelling factual arguments. We do not want this to look like an issue that only animal rights people would care about. We seek to present it as the fiscally responsible thing to do that it is better aligned with sustainability, nutritional health and compassion. If you have questions, please ask me. We will prepare talking points and can distribute that resource to those of you who respond to this email indicating that you intend to be there on November 7 in Fullerton. More details will be sent as the date gets closer, for now, please save the date, November 7. Please let me know if you can be there. Barbara English, LMFTLivingubuntu.orgCell: 949.235.6200

New Nov 7 Tuesday 6:30-10:30pm, Fullerton: Fullerton Public Hearing re: 2018 District Elections Map @ Fullerton City Hall, 303 W Commonwealth Ave.
At the October 3rd, 2017 Fullerton City Council meeting, the Council moved to agendize a Public Hearing regarding the 2018 District Elections map boundaries. The purpose of this was to correct the motion of a gerrymander on behalf of Councilmember Greg Sebourn, which was seconded by Councilmember Jennifer Fitzgerald. Councilman Sebourn favored a map amendment that would split a neighborhood in District 3 into District 2, and move his neighborhood from District 2 into District 3. This move was widely seen as unpopular, even as councilmembers received fair warning that this would lead to costly problems down the road. That time has arrived, and it's Fullerton residents' moment to make their concerns heard regarding our democracy and fair elections. More info: facebook.com/events/316694215465042

New Nov 7 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Irvine: CD-45 Congressional Candidates Forum @ Crystal Cove Auditorium, UC Irvine Student Center
*Please make sure to RSVP on eventbrite and secure tickets* Facebook RSVPs do not guarantee you a seat! The College Democrats at UC Irvine is proud to announce our Candidate Forum for California's 45th Congressional District! (Doors open at 6:30pm). Link to eventbrite RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cd-45-congressional-candidate-forum-at-uci-tickets-36989434394 More info: facebook.com/events/277162356115083

new Nov 8 Wednesday 11am-noon, Santa Ana: Art in Context: Women in the Arts in America, Part 5 @ Bowers Museum, 2002 N Main St
6-part lecture series presented by Annalee Andres, art historian and founder of Art in Context   Part 5 of 6 | Woman in a Man's World: Helen Frankenthaler: The post war period in America will be one of extraordinary machismo as men dominated the cultural landscape. Yet, even under the weight of the male dominated movement of Abstract Expressionism, the young Helen Frankenthaler will make an important contribution.

New Nov 8 Wednesday 6-8pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle Local Elections Action Team: Moonlight Mourning and Candleleight Vigil @ Huntington Beach Pier Fire Rings, Main St & Pacific Coast Highway
Please join us to mourn the 2016 Election Results and support one another in the resistance. For further details, contact Cathey Ryder, HB Huddle Facilitator at the4ryders@gmail.com.

New Nov 8 Wednesday 7-8pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats: A Discussion on #MeToo @ Chapter One: The Modern Local, 227 N Broadway
Panel moderated by OCYD Pres. Danielle Steven with Fran Sdao, Chair of Democratic Party of OC, Jennifer Muir Beuthin, Gen Mgr, OC Employees Association, Kelsey Brewer, Trustee, CA State Board of Trustees and Jane Stoever, Dir of UCI Initiative to end Family Violence. The discussion will focus on how we can graduate #MeToo from a moment to a movement and use it as a catalyst for transformative change in Orange County and beyond.

New Nov 8 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Indivisible OC 46 @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St.
This month we will be focusing on developing, sharing, and practicing our personal stories. President Obama's Organizing for Action taught us what a powerful tool this is in political activism. It's imperative that we as individuals share these to advance our causes, stop Trump and the GOP, and flip sister districts. Personal stories are motivating and inspiring. We are also marking this meeting with a potluck. If you are able, please share something in the potluck from your family or cultural traditions. In order to simplify things members with a last name that starts with A- H bring a main dish, I-O bring a side dish, and P-Z is responsible for dessert. More info: facebook.com/events/129255221129055

NEW Nov 9 Thursday 5-8pm, Fullerton: 13th Annual Fullerton Women's Leadership Forum @ Fullerton Community Center, 340 W Commonwealth Ave, Classroom 1,
The Fullerton Women's Leadership Forum is an annual event that recognizes the achievements of Women in and around the Fullerton community. This free event is hosted by Fullerton Councilwoman Jennifer Fitzgerald, Fullerton Former Councilwoman Jan Flory and the Women's Club of Fullerton.

New Nov 10 Friday 10:30am-1pm, Irvine: Women For: OC - Rise Up Against Hunger @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 5 Riparian View
Women For: OC has teamed up with Rise Up Against Hunger to package meals to be shipped around the world to support school feeding programs, orphanages and emergency crisis situations. Your registration fee goes toward the 2,900 Women For pledgd to raise to cover cost of 10,000 mealss Make checks to Rise Against Hunger, which is a 501C3. Donations are tax deductible. 50 people are needed to make this event a success. Please register now by sending check payable to Rise Against Hunger; mail to WF:OC, P.O. Box 5402, Irvine 92616. At the same meeting, WF:OC will collect personal items forincarcerated womenin LA County jails and CA Institute for women in Corona. Bring small lotions, soaps, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, stationery, lip balm, cards and small packs of coffee, tea and cocoa.

New Nov 10 Friday 6:45-9pm, Fountain Valley : Democratic Club of West OC: Season of Change for OC's District Attorney @ Green Valley Adult Center, 17250 Los Jardines West
The DCWOC presents two speakers: Brett Murdock, candidate for OC District Attorney, and Bethsny Webb, whose experiences with OC's current DA have been stained by misconduct, headline abuses of power, and heartrending frustration. "It's time for a change," says attorney, educator, and former Brea mayor Brett Murdock. "We must dispense with political infighting and favoritism and focus on the justice and fairness our county deserves." Meet Murdock to learn more about him and the department he hopes to lead. Discover more about why change in both law and the District Attorney's offices are warranted from Bethany Webb, whose sister was among eight murdered in the Seal Beach Salon Meritage shooting in 2011. Bethany's narrative is both highly personal and deeply informed. Murdock is a lifelong OC resident and twenty-year small business owner. He was elected to the Brea City Council in 2010 and served as Mayor in 2014. He has served his community as President of the Orange County Division of the League of California Cities, Chair of the Orange County Council of Governments, Chair of the Orange County Waste Management Commission, and Chair of the Operations Committee of the Orange County Sanitation District. Webb worked with Death Penalty Focus to promote passage of California's Proposition 62 (Repeal of the Death Penalty Initiative, 2016) and continues to advocate for justice, families, and the elimination of capital punishment. Her opinion editorial, "My sister was killed in the Seal Beach massacre. I still oppose the death penalty," appeared in the Los Angeles Times on June 29, 2017. Read it here: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-webb-seal-beach-death-penalty-20170629-story.html   Doors open at 6:30. Program at 7. For info call Phil at 310-871-2083. Refreshments included. Membership encouraged, but not required.

New Nov 11 Saturday 11am-2pm, Santa Ana: Habitat for Humanity ReStore Grand Opening @ 2140 Ritchey St
Find great bargains and treasures for your household projects. Enjoy refreshments, family activities, live music, giveaways and discounts for veterans. For more info, visit http://www.ReStoreOC.org.

NEW Nov 11 Saturday noon-5pm, Laguna Beach : Democratic Socialists Picnic Potluck @ Heisler Park, Laguna Beach
Join DSA-OC for a socialist picnic! We'll be providing some basics (probably in the form of pizza and soft drinks), but if you have the means, please feel free to bring an appetizer or desert to share!

NEW Nov 11 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Santa Ana: NAACP @ Second Baptist Church, 4300 Westminster Ave.
Join us to talk about a future visit to the Theo Lacy maximum security jail complex, the second OC Women's March in January, Juneteenth 2018 and other events and actions in the coming year!

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NEW Nov 11 Saturday 1pm, Fullerton: Rally to Rename Plummer Auditorium: KKK out of Fullerton @ Louis E Plummer Auditorium, 201 E Chapman Ave,
Orange County was a stronghold for the KKK in the 1920s. Louis Plummer was a member of the KKK in Fullerton.   The Plummer Auditorium sits adjacent to the campus of Fullerton High School and serves as a venue for school functions and for the performing arts.   It is time that we stop honoring Fullerton's racist/Nativist past. We need to rename the Plummer Auditorium. Such an important building for the community must not continue to bear the name of a white supremacist, KKK member.   Details of the program:   I'm in the process of lining up speakers knowledgeable on California History and local musical artists and poets. The date may change as well.   History: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.laprogressive.com/orange-county-kkk-roots/amp/   http://www.ocweekly.com/news/welcome-to-ku-klux-kounty-6 425325

New Nov 11 Saturday 6-8pm, Laguna Beach: Planned Parenthood - Pink Out Party @ Provenance, 540 South Coast Highway
Hosted by Patti Compton, Michelle Harper, and Nathalie Assen   Join us and help raise funds to support the advocacy and electoral efforts to protect Planned Parenthood! Join us for an evening of music, cocktails, and delicious appetizers. We will also have a silent auction featuring donations from local restaurants, shops, spas, and hotels (more details on this coming soon...)   Tickets   General Ticket: $50   General Ticket at the door: $75   Sponsor Levels   $250 Sponsor (includes 2 tickets)   $500 Sponsor (includes 4 tickets)   Pink attire is optional.   If you are unable to attend but would like to donate, you can do so here: https://secure.ppaction.org/site/Donation2;jsessionid=000000 00.app20108a?df_id=24950&24950.donation=form1&mfc_pr ef=T&NONCE_TOKEN=07907AEA8 244D1BF7BE1FCB5E6787140

New Nov 12 Sunday noon-1:30pm, Anaheim: Josh Newman & Connie Leyva Falafel Meet & Greet @ Little Arabia District
Join us for falafel in Little Arabia and meet with our State Senator Josh Newman (29th) and Special Guest State Senator Connie Leyva from our neighboring (20th).   Listen to the latest developments in Sacramento and ask questions that matter to our community.   **To obtain you free tickets click here: www.eventbrite.com/e/falafel-meet-greet-tickets-38757615070   The event is hosted by the Arab American Caucus of the Democratic Party & The Friends of Josh Newman Opposed to the Recall.   CA 29th District includes: Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Chino Hills, City of Industry, Cypress, Diamond Bar, Fullerton, La Habra, La Palma, Placentia, Rowland Heights, Stanton, Walnut, West Covina and Yorba Linda.   CA 20th District includes: Chino, Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona and San Bernardino.

New Nov 12 Sunday noon-2pm, Santa Ana: The March for Economic Justice and Housing @ Sasscer Park
For far too long, the political establishment has failed to address the growing homeless population in orange county. Rather than coming to the table with bold progressive solutions to get these people into affordable permanent housing, the political establishment has attempted to sweep them under the rug, drive them out of our cities, and pretend that the problem will simply go away. In conjunction with the Orange County Poverty Alleviation Coalition and other concerned groups, our aim is to educate the public about the growing homeless population and the failure of the establishment of not only guaranteeing housing to everyone as a human right, but failing to address growing wealth inequality in our society, and how some of the largest corporations are paying their workers starvation wages.   The March will begin at 2 PM with a rally, where speakers will talk about the issue and bold progressive solutions to tackle homelessness and the lack of economic justice in orange county, our state, and our nation. Several poverty and homelessness advocates and candidates who are running for office have also been invited to speed on this issue as well. The list of speakers will be posted once the list has been finalized. After that, we will march around the surrounding area to raise awareness in of the public in the area.Hope to see you all there.

New Nov 13 Monday 7-9pm, Brea: People for Housing OC - Housing the Future: A Conversation Among Advocates @ Brea Congregational Church-United Church of Christ, 300 E Imperial Hwy.
Come join the conversation among advocates and would-be advocates for homelessness, housing affordability, and environmental sustainability as we look for ways to support our mutual goals. Come share your perspective and experience as an advocate and find out how to be more involved in advancing our goal: Building Affordable and Sustainable Communities.

New Nov 14 Tuesday 8am-noon, Santa Ana: OC Board of Supervisors Meeting: Fund Housing First to End Homelessness @ 333 W Santa Ana Blvd.
Join us during Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week at the OC Board of Supervisors meeting to demand they fully fund the Housing First approach in their own 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness. We will show that not only is Housing First a more compassionate & humane approach, but that it is also a more fiscally sensible one. The Supervisors decide on OC's budget priorities during December, so be sure to join us at their only November meeting on the 14th to ensure they prioritize ending homelessness!   Wear yellow.

NEW Nov 14 Tuesday 5:30pm, Newport Beach: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club: Voter Outreach & Personal Stories Part II @ Newport Beach Yacht Club, 1099 Bayside Dr
After last meeting, members asked For a follow-up session on Voter Registration and Outreach, as well devote additional time to develop the important "personal stories" that were used with such great success in the Obama campaigns. These are the stories canvassers share with voters who wish to register or change their party affiliation. More voters than ever before are seeking party alternatives, and sharing our personal stories can make all the difference in their decision about changing registration. Sara Holland returns as guest speaker and is joined this month by NBWDC member Haley Horton, NBWDC's Communications Vice Chair and Voter Outreach Committee member. Sara and Haley will coach on developing personal stories, and we will hear from NBWDC members who tried their hand at voter outreach and registration since our last meeting. Valet & Street Parking Available.   Refreshments, Cash Bar & Speakers/Training Program   Members: With RSVP Free; $10 without RSVP   Non-Members: With RSVP $10; $15 without RSVP; more info http://www.nbwdc.org/

New Nov 14 Tuesday 7pm, Capistrano Beach: Progressives of South OC - the Indivisible movement @ in the banquet room of Agostino's Ristorante, 34700 Coast Hwy. (across from the beach)
The Indivisible group is very active both nationally and locally with over 5800 chapters including many in Southern California. We are pleased to welcome Ellen Montanari who leads the weekly rallies for Indivisible 49 at the offices of Rep. Darrell Issa. Social hour and dinner 5:30-7 with the meeting beginning at 7. RSVP necessary: socprogressives@gmail.com The photo gallery page on the website socprogressives.com has pictures of previous rallies. Also visit the Facebook page: facebook.com/events/765604503625683

new Nov 14 Tuesday 7pm, Los Alamitos: Democratic Club of Seal Beach @ Montecito Center, 12341 Montecito Road,
Democratic Club of Seal Beach Monthly meeting   More info coming soon!   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DemocraticClubofSealBeach   Twitter: @Dems_SealBeach

NEW Nov 14 Tuesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative book club discussion White Trash (Parts 2 & 3) @ Youth-on-the-Move, Inc. Hqt., 1850 E. 17th. Street #103
A New York Times Bestseller and Critics' Top Book of 2016, 'White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America' upends assumptions about America's supposedly class-free society. Time magazine wrote, "Nancy Isenberg has written an important call for Americans to treat class with the same care that they now treat race."   We will be discussing Parts 2 and 3 of the book. Come join us for a discussion of the book (even if you don't get a chance to read it) and how class plays an integral role in anti-racist activism.   LOCATION CHANGE: Note new location. There is a large free parking lot directly behind the building off of 16th St. Feel free to bring food for yourself or to share!

New Nov 14 Tuesday 7-9pm, Brea: Housing the Future: A Conversation Among Advocates @ Brea Congregational Church-United Church of Christ, 300 E Imperial Hwy,
Housing the Future: Come join the conversation among advocates and would-be advocates for homelessness, housing affordability, and environmental sustainability as we look for ways to support our mutual goals. Come share your perspective and experience as an advocate and find out how to be more involved in advancing our goal: Building Affordable and Sustainable Communities.

NEW Nov 15 Wednesday 11:30am-2pm, Irvine: Lunch With the League @ Back Bay Conference Center, 3415 Michelson D
"The Politics of Protest: Social Movements in America" with David S. Meyer, Prof of Sociology, School of Social Sciences, UCI. From the founding of the nation, through the Women's Suffrage movement, to the present moment, protest has been core to our democracy. How can we make sense of what is happening right now with campus free speech and symbolic action on the playing field? Is protest effective? What are the consequences of criminalizing protest?Professor David S. Meyer will show how understanding the role of protest politics is key to interpreting current social movements in America.This event is open to League members and the general public. All are welcome. Bring a Friend! Questions? Email Barb Wood at barbjsocal@gmail.com or call her at 208-284-9167 RSVP Required BY Nov 12 with your menu choice. Click on the link below to make your reservation https://lwvnet.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=20fa4677a82404818e7473769&id=46d7fee3f7&e=53956a24d7 Menu choices: 1. Broiled Chicken Salad 2. Chicken Teriyaki with Steamed Rice 3. Vegetarian Meal cost $20, speaker only $5. Pay with cash or check made out to LWV OC at the door.

NEW Nov 15 Wednesday 6-8pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club General Meeting and Officer Nominations @ Marie Callender's Restaurant & Bakery, 31791 Del Obispo St.
We have several very important announcements.   Please read this message in it’s entirety.   In order to align with the Orange County Democratic Club's election cycle, the SOCDC board was requested by the DPOC to hold elections in January instead of March. Up until this point, the SOCDC club was the only club holding elections off cycle. Changing our election to December with installation of officers in January was proposed and approved at our last membership meeting in October. Our elections will now be aligned with all other DPOC clubs.  Sign up on ActBlue https:// secure.actblue.com/donate/ Nov15meeting   or by emailing willa@cox.net   The meeting is no cost to members, $5 cost for non-members,   if you would like dinner, dinner is $20 and there is a choice of 3 entrees:   Select ONE: Chicken Poe Pie, Shrimp Street Tacos, or Salad Bar   Select ONE Chocolate, Lemon Meringue or Apple Pie for Dessert   email willa@cox.net with your dinner order   This is a very important meeting for YOU to attend, because of the change in bylaws, we will be accepting nominations for the positions of chair, vice-chair, secretary and treasurer. Elections will be held at the December 6th meeting. If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact Andrea Alexander @ andreaalexander12@ymail.co m by Nov 14th. If more than one candidate applies for a position, they will be given an opportunity to address the membership at the December 6th Membership Meeting before the vote.   LAST CHANCE to Buy Your Tickets to the Holiday Brunch with Guest Speaker Congressman Ted Lieu   Support our only club fundraiser   Saturday, December 2, 2017 , 11 AM to 1PM   At the Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club 26772 Avery Parkway, Mission Viejo

NEW Nov 16 Thursday 5:30-7pm, TBA: Planned Parenthood Pink Out OC Advocacy Night @ Provided with RSVP
This is part of a series of monthly meetings to mobilize advocates, educate ourcommunities about the importance of reproductive justice, and connect with community partners. This Meeting will be a Calling Party to activate our supporters in preparation for the OC Women's March and March to the Polls efforts. Please bring your laptop or tablet, and fully charged cell phone. We have a limited number of devices and those will be distributed on a first come first serve basis. Prizes for our top callers! Don't miss it!!! For those of you who are regulars to these meetings, we challenge you to bring one new friend this month! It is our time to fight back and take back; we hope to see you there! Light snacks will be provided. RSVP at http://www.ppaction.org/site/Survey?ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS&SURVEY_ID=56345

NEW Nov 16 Thursday 5:45-6:45pm, Irvine: Rally: Convince Mimi Walters to Vote No on "Tax Cut & Jobs Act @ Mimi Walters Office, 3333 Michelson
Rumor has it that Mimi might be on the fence about the so-called "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." If the Republicans don't offset the lost revenue from H.R. 1, it could trigger automatic cuts of $400 billion from Medicare over the next decade. It lowers corporate taxes and taxes on the wealthiest Americans; phases the estate tax, which only helps the wealthiest Americans; eliminates the alternative minimum tax; eliminates the state tax deduction, which benefits Californians, her constituents; it includes a provision to allow religious organizations to endorse candidates without   losing their tax exempt status. Rumor also has it that Jon "Bowzer" Bauman of ShaNaNa will be at the rally! Can't make the rally? Call her office today. Irvine (949) 263-8703; D.C.:   (202) 225-5611. To join carpools at 5pm, Big Lots parking lot at Moulton and Santa Maria, contact Janice Burstin at 949/636-0501.

NEW Nov 17 Friday 8-9am, Santa Ana: Alzheimer's OC: Coffee with Representative Lou Correa @ Life and Hope Foundation, 1717 Old Tustin Ave
Coffee with CA State Representative Lou Correa to talk about Alzheimer's disease and other senior issues. There is no cost to attend.   Refreshments provided by OC Hospice. RSVP to: jackie.mark@alzoc.org or 949-757-3763

[Date change] Nov 17 18 Friday Saturday 10am-noon, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: Women's Rights Are Human Rights. Okay now what? @ Carden Conservatory Elementary School, 5702 Clark Dr
Three female organizers from different realms of advocacy will discuss their work and how to get involved to the spirit of the women's movement alive locally. 1) Advocating for a local organization: Amanda Ross is the Community Education Specialist at Laura's House. She has been with Laura's House for over two years. She first started at their Emergency Shelter and now is out in the community educating organizations and schools all over Orange County on Domestic Violence and Teen Dating Violence. 2) Advocating as a public servant: Gina Clayton-Tarvin serves as the president of the Ocean View School District Board of Trustees. She has been the leading voice for Oak View in the struggle with the Rainbow Trash Dump. She spearheaded the first ever ban in HB of the chemical Roundup on OVSD properties. She is currently working to advocate for residents to stop the mysterious gas stench plaguing HB. 3) Advocating locally for a national organization: Ana Gonzalez has over 10 years experience in public relations and advocacy practice. She is currently the Public Affairs Director for Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernadino Counties.

NEW Nov 18 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: OC Peace Coalition Meeting @ Law Offices of Frank Barbaro, 1111 N. Broadway
Focus: educating, organizing and changing US foreign policies promoting illegal invasions and occupations, as well as stopping the militarization of the U.S. (High School Military Recruitment, the brutal treatment of undocumented workers, and the criminalization of youth, especially those of color). We do not support any specific party but do support anyone who is working for Peace and Justice. Breakfast and Coffee available! Bring your ideas and enthusiasm! ocpeace.org.  This is a new location for this meeting; parking is free (may be easier to gain access by coming through the back on Sycamore). Directions: From 5N (southbound): Take Main Street exit. This puts you southbound on Broadway. Go down just past Washington and it is on the east side of the street, opposite the Broadway Medical Center (on the west side), or turn left on Washington, then right on Sycamore to come in the back. From 5S (Northbound) - Take the 17th Street exit, go west (left) to Main street, go south to Washington, then west to Broadway (or Sycamore to come in the back). It's one block south of Washington. From 22 - take Main Street and follow the above directions.

New Nov 18 Saturday 10am-8pm, Huntington Beach: Oak View ComUNIDAD Fundraiser/Kermes @ Koledo Park
Since 2015 we have created a platform for our communities voice to be heard. Being a grassroots organizations we still lack some essential tools in order to create events, actions, workshops, etc etc.   In order to obtain these much needed resources we need monetary contributions.   Join us for some delicious food, music and live entertainment:   *Chinelos   *Aztec Dancers   *Musica Sonidera More Info: facebook.com/events/126926011398496

New Nov 18 Saturday 1:30pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State OC Chapter: Pot Luck & Annual Meeting @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
AU-OC annual planning meeting with appetizers and dessert potluck. Bring your favorite snack food.  For more info, visit www.au-oc.org

NEW Nov 18 Saturday 4-6pm, Orange: Democratic Socialists of America - OC, Reading Group: Introduction to Eco-Socialism @ Chapman Crafted, 123 N. Cypress Street
Hello comrades!   As you may have noticed, things for our planet are not getting any better. The degradation of our planet is truly one of the most pressing issues in our lifetime and we currently live in a country where outright climate change denial is prominent. It is not only enough we acknowledge the destruction of our planet but to provide a vision of a socialist society which is sustainable and democratic. The readings below will act as an introduction to the broad environmental issues we face today and how we can combat them.   http://climateandcapitalism.com/2012/04/02/four-laws/   https://www.counterpunch.org/2015/07/21/ecological-crisis-and-the-tragedy-of-the-commodity/   https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/05/third-way-environment-third-stage-environmental-defen se-fund-neoliberalism   https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/04/ecosocialism-fee-dividend-oil-hansen-tanuro-climate

NEW Nov 18 Saturday 5-6pm, Anaheim: Interfaith Witnesses: Welcoming CAIR Annual Banquet Attendees @ Anaheim Hilton, 777 W Convention Way
In the past, attendees at the annual CAIR banquet have been met by harassment and anger. In contrast, Interfaith Witnesses provide a loving, welcoming presence as attendees arrive. If you would like to join Interfaith Witnesses for this event this year and it is your first time, please register with Vicki Tamoush by phone (714) 362-7676 or email vtamoush@gmail.com to receive important detailed information about participating. Each time Interfaith Witnesses do this welcoming, banquet guests express great appreciation and love.

NEW Nov 19 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine - A Conversation on Ending Homelessness in OC @ IRWD Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
After a great October meeting with progressive candidate for California Governer Delaine Eastin, we're excited to host the founder and director of the Orange County Poverty Alleviation Coalition, Mohammed Aly, as our November guest speaker.   At our general meeting we'll have updates from our amazing club officers, a hilarious game of guessing Trump tweets, a talk with Q&A from our guest speaker, a legislative report, and community updates (including congressional and city council candidates).   We'll have great food and tons of local politics to discuss, so make sure to come hungry for both!

NEW Nov 19 Sunday 2:30-4:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Democratic Socialists of America - Wage Justice Clinic Monthly Meeting @ Isaiah House
Our OCDSA wage justice clinic will have its first monthly meeting. The clinic is intended to train our members on how to help people that are victims of wage theft to seek restitution and justice. Wage theft is shockingly common across the country, and with union membership continuing to decline, there are few organizations that exist to protect workers from their employers. If you are interested in participating, please reach out to Morgan at (714) 453-7898.

New Nov 20 Monday 4-6pm, Anaheim: The People's Homeless Task Force: Hosted by UUCA Economic Justice Ministry @ UUCA - Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor Blvd.
Public comment prep for Anaheim City Council meeting.

NEW Nov 21 Tuesday 7:30-10pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club: OC Olive Tree Initiative discussiom @ 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
The Olive Tree Initiative at UCI is a student organization which works on conflict resolution. Students will report on their experiences during a recent trip to Israel/Palestine. They will discuss their concept of acting as "student diplomats" and how they approach conflicting narratives.   Discussion will follow. Please join us. More info: facebook.com/events/131044937659993

NEW Nov 30 Thursday 5:30-7:30pm, Seal Beach: Kick Off Event for Gerrie Schipske for State Senate 2018 @ Spaghettini, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy
Official kick-off for Gerrie Schipske campaign for 34th State Senate.   Contact: Kat@schipskeforsenate.com

NEW Nov 30 Thursday 6pm, Santa Ana: The Left Bank of Southern California: Poetic Activism @ Santora Bldg, 207 N Broadway St, Ste G
All Left Banksters are invited to come to listen to some poetry reading on activism - - or, perhaps, participate by reading some poetry yourself! You can read a poem of activism on any topic of importance to you. You may read your own poem, or a poem written by someone else. It is not necessary to memorize the poem -- you can read your poem from a book or paper. . . but remember that the theme is Activism.To read at the event, contact Stacy Russo at [masked] Or, just come and listen to the other poets! Sponsored by Santa Ana College Fine & Performing Arts. More info at   https://www.meetup.com//TheLeftBank/events/244844578/


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, 313 N. Birch Street 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, 313 N. Birch St. 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.   - 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 http://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.

Centro Cultural de México   837 N. Ross St., Santa Ana, CA 92701   elcentroculturaldemexico.org
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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
http://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
http://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.

ADDITIONAL NOTICES

Urgent invitation to all OC progressive groups opposed to the values of Trump's America!
Hi, this is a message for anyone concerned about the election of Trump (and his allies) and who dreams of a better world beyond his hatred and lies. 

My name is Christian and I helped organize Occupy OC 5 years ago. Today I'm part of a new Broad Front Against Trump that includes:

* Immigrant & civil rights groups
* Anti-racist / Anti-sexist / LGBT groups
* Climate activists
* Anti-war activists
* Former Bernie supporters
* Labor and faith-based groups
* Generally apolitical people who can't believe we empowered a sadistic clown with no values beyond lust for power as "our leader"
ETC

Specifically, we are meeting December 3 (Saturday at 3pm) in Orange and hope that interested groups might send representatives to help us plan the resistance - including a likely large action on Inauguration Day.

Please let me know if you or someone you know would be interested.

We are committed to radical inclusivity and non-violence. We are also generally good people who are in this to make a difference and also help people feel better and more empowered in the face of this darkness, rather than just scold people or act like martyrs. 

Hope to see some of you there!

Respect,

Christian

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