Weekly Orange County Progressive


Tuesday November 21, 2017     Issue No. 680


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AUGUST show

SEPTEMBER show previous

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 7-8:30pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club

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

NEW Nov 8 Wednesday 7-9pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club - Jennifer Koh on Immigration - The Need For Reform

NEW Nov 9 Thursday 1-2pm, Newport Beach: Rally for Healthcare! Dana Rohrabacher: Protect our Care!

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

NEW Nov 9 Thursday 6:30, Irvine: Students for Justice in Palestine Teach-In: Anti-normalization

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 12 Sunday 8-10pm, Fullerton: Free Discussion Society #11 - "One year since Trump's election, what have we learned? What must be done?"

NEW Nov 13 Monday 5-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Resilience OC Training: Trans Liberation, ICE Contracts & Santa Ana City Jail

NEW Nov 13 Monday 6:45-8:30, Laguna Niguel: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club

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 6:30-9pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats Meeting

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 15 Wednesday 7-8:30pm, Irvine: Climate Action OC

NEW Nov 16 Thursday 1-2pm, Dana Point: Emergency Action - Darrell Issa: Say NO to Billionaire Handout

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 1pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club and Laguna Unites: Voter Registration- Winter Holiday Event

NEW Nov 18 Saturday 1-4pm, Laguna Beach: Rally: A Day of Sacred Activism

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 1:30-3pm, Mission Viejo, Friends of OC Detainees Volunteer Orientation

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 19 Sunday 3-4pm, Santa Ana: Creating a JUST and CLEAN Environment for ALL

NEW Nov 19 Sunday 4-7pm, Santa Ana: Transgender Day of Remembrance

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

NEW Nov 20 Monday 6-7:30pm, Anaheim: Strengthen the Anaheim Public Safety Board! Oversight Town Hall

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

NEW Nov 25 Saturday 2pm, Santa Ana: The March for Economic Justice and Housing

NEW Nov 27 Monday 9am-2pm, Aliso Viejo: TrumpTax Scam Call In

NEW Nov 28 Tuesday 10am-noon, Fullerton: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice Clergy & Community Gathering

NEW Nov 28 Tuesday 7-8pm, Irvine: People for Housing

NEW Nov 29 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Huntington Beach: Oak View ComUNIDAD: "Taller de Inmigracion/Immigration RIghts Workshop"

NEW Nov 30 Thursday 1-2pm, Newport Beach: Protect our Seniors! Protect CA48! No to Medicare Cuts!

NEW Nov 30 Thursday 5:30-7pm, Santa Ana: OC Equality Coalition Annual Members Meeting

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: Poetic Activism

NEW Nov 30 Thursday 6pm, Irvine: Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter General Meeting

NEW Nov 30 Thursday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Reception for Phil Bacerra, City Council Ward 4

NEW Nov 30 Thursday 6:30pm, Irvine: Students for Justice in Palestine: "The Forgotten People of the Middle East: The Kurds"


DECEMBER

NEW Dec 1 Friday 8am, Santa Ana: Leadership Breakfast with Katrina Foley

New Dec 2 Saturday 9am-noon, Fountain Valley: 2017 Gaza 5K : UNRWA USA

New Dec 2 Saturday 11am-1pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats/South OC Democratic Club 2017 O'Neill Holiday Brunch Featuring Ted Lieu

NEW Dec 2 Saturday noon-3pm, Huntington Beach: Stand Up OC: Canvass

NEW Dec 2 Saturday 2pm, Anaheim: Anti-BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) Legislation and Free Speech

NEW Dec 2 Saturday 4-6pm, Huntington Beach: Harley Rouda Meet and Greet

NEW Dec 2 Saturday 4-6pm, Irvine: United OC Tax Scam Protest

NEW Dec 2 Saturday 6pm, Orange: Jestin Samson for CA State Senate meet and greet

NEW Dec 3 Sunday 1-3pm, Fullerton: City Net "Design Thinking Competition: The Fight to Solve Homelessness"

NEW Dec 3 Sunday 1-3pm, Anaheim: Fundraiser for Farrah N. Khan

NEW Dec 3 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: OC Green Party meeting - Zen Honeycutt of Moms Across America

NEW Dec 3 Sunday 2-3pm, Laguna Beach: Interfaith Concert for Humanitarian Aid to Syria

NEW Dec 4 Monday 11am-1pm, Orange: Poor People's Campaign Launch

NEW Dec 4 Monday 11:45am, Brea: Stop the GOP Tax Scam; Tell Ed Royce to Vote No!

NEW Dec 4 Monday 12:30-1:30pm, Santa Ana: The Interfaith Council of Central OC & The OC Interfaith Coalition for the Environment: Holiday Interfaith Café with Guest Speaker Rohan Balasuriya

NEW Dec 4 Monday 6-9pm, Huntington Beach: Huntington Beach City Council: Support Homeles Persons Memorial Day

NEW Dec 4 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, San Clemente: Democratic Women of South OC Holiday Mixer

NEW Dec 4 Monday 8pm, Santa Ana: #OpenToAll Business Canvass

NEW Dec 5 Tuesday 6pm, Tustin: OC-National Organization for Women Holiday Party

NEW Dec 5 Tuesday 6:30-8pm, Tustin: OC for Climate Action

NEW Dec 5 Tuesday 6:30-9pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Unites Huddle

NEW Dec 5 Tuesday 7:15-9pm, Irvine: Amnesty Orange County Group Meeting

NEW Dec 6 Wednesday 4-5pm, Brea: Indivisible CA39 Tax Scam Protest

NEW Dec 6 Wednesday 6-8pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club

NEW Dec 6 Wednesday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Equality California Together We Rise Advocacy Training

NEW Dec 6 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, San Clemente: Save Trestles Save San Onofre Update & Forum

NEW Dec 6 Wednesday 6:30-9pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC Returns to Karl Strauss!

NEW Dec 6 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: GreenPeace OC/Oil Money Out Advocacy Training

NEW Dec 7 Thursday 5:30-6:30pm, Irvine: Feminist Illuminati Meeting

NEW Dec 7 Thursday 7-9pm, Irvine: Delaine Eastin for Governor

NEW Dec 8 Friday 5:30-8:30pm, Fullerton: Indivisible CA39 Holiday Party with "Toiletries and Socks for the Homeless" Drive

NEW Dec 8 Friday 6-10pm, Anaheim: OCCORD Gala "Heroes & Hope"

NEW Dec 9 Saturday 9am-4pm, Newport Beach: Western Organizing Workshop OC Conference

NEW Dec 9-10 Saturday-Sunday 9:30am-5pm, Garden Grove: WELead OC Candidate/Political Training

NEW Dec 9 Saturday 10am-12noon, Newport Beach: OC Peace Coalition

NEW Dec 9 Saturday 1-2:30pm, Anaheim: Jestin Samson for CA State Senate meet and greet

NEW Dec 9 Saturday 2-5pm, Santa Ana: Theater of the Oppressed Intro Workshop

NEW Dec 10 Sunday 10:30am-1pm, Irvine: Amnesty International Write for Rights

NEW Dec 10 Sunday 1-3:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative: Class and Classism

NEW Dec 10 Sunday 1-4pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club neighborhood canvassing

NEW Dec 10 Sunday 5-7pm, Orange: Peter McLaren The How The Why

NEW Dec 11 Monday 4-6pm, Irvine: The Progressive Student Alliance at UCI, United Front #1 Talk to Irvine City Council about local issues

NEW Dec 11 Monday 6:30-9pm, Orange: Democratic Party of OC Holiday Potluck Mixer

NEW Dec 12 Tuesday 5-8:30pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: Holiday Post Cards & Potluck

NEW Dec 13 Wednesday 7-9pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club Annual Holiday Party

NEW Dec 13 Wednesday 7-10pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats

NEW Dec 15 Friday 4:30-6:30pm, Irvine: Togeter We Will Monthly Meeting Homelessness in OC

NEW Dec 15 Friday 6:30-8pm, Irvine: Moms Demand Action - new member meeting

NEW Dec 15 Friday 6:30-8:30pm, Fullerton: NARAL Pro-Choice California Ugly Holiday Sweater Textbanking Party!

NEW Dec 16 Saturday 9am-12noon, Costa Mesa: Free Citizenship Workshop

NEW Dec 16 Saturday 1pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club and Laguna Unites, Voter Registration- Winter Holiday Event

NEW Dec 16 Saturday 2-4pm, Anaheim: Refugees Welcome Reception and Community Forum

NEW Dec 16 Saturday 2-5pm, Santa Ana: March for Economic Justice and Housing

NEW Dec 16 Saturday 6-9:30, Irvine: OC Young Democrats Obama Awards

NEW Dec 17 Sunday 2-5pm, Santa Ana: Access to Recovery's Annual Holiday Party

NEW Dec 17 Sunday 3-4pm, Santa Ana: A Spiritual Response to Climate Change

NEW Dec 17 Sunday 8-10pm, Fullerton: Free Discussion Society #12 "Should religion play more or less of a role in American society?"

NEW Dec 18 Monday 4-6pm, Anaheim: The People's Homeless Task Force

NEW Dec 20 Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Fundraising Reception in support of Kevin de Leon for US Senate

NEW Dec 21 Thursday 5:30pm, Laguna Woods: Planned Parenthood Advocacy Night Holiday Edition

NEW Dec 21 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Garden Grove: Homeless Persons' Inter-religious Memorial Service


2018

JANUARY

NEW Jan 7 Sunday 1-3:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative

NEW Jan 13 Saturday 9:30am-noon, Huntington Beach: CA's 48th Congressional District Candidate Debate

NEW Jan 13 Saturday 6-9pm, Tustin: National Women's Political Caucus: Casino Night - Betting on our Candidates

NEW Jan 20 Saturday 9am-1pm, Santa Ana: 2nd Annual Women's March

NEW Jan 23 Tuesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative book club discussion The New Jim Crow


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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 OC 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 7-9pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club @ 429 Cypress Dr.
special guest, State Senator Cathleen Galgiani. Additionally, Dr. Hans Keirstead for Congress who is running against Dana Rohrabacher will take questions from our membership.

NEW Nov 8 Wednesday 7-9pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club - Jennifer Koh on Immigration - The Need For Reform @ Clubhouse 3 Dining Room 2
Professor Jennifer Koh of Western State College of Law will speak about Immigration Reform. A graduate of Yale and Columbia, Professor Koh teaches immigration law and directs the immigration clinic.   Club business will include introduction of the slate of nominees for the 2018 board. Membership, voter registration, volunteer opportunities in the lobby at 6:30. Members free; guests $3 at the door. If you live outside the Village, please contact us for gate clearance.

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 1-2pm, Newport Beach: Rally for Healthcare! Dana Rohrabacher: Protect our Care! @ Vital Urgent Care, 2507 Eastbluff Dr.
NARAL and the SoCal Health Care Coalition cordially invite you to join us this Thursday, 1pm, to fight for our health! With all the recent attackes on our healthcare, we need to stand up against the sabotage. We are sharing our story to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher and his colleagues about how the ACA helps us, and what they are doing is only hurting us! Come share your story too and why we need the ACA!

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 9 Thursday 6:30, Irvine: Students for Justice in Palestine Teach-In: Anti-normalization @ UCI Cross Cultural Center
Join us for our first teach-in of the quarter! Learn about normalization, what that means and how we can best be advocates for justice in Palestine! We will have a guest speaker joining us. Snacks will be provided.

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 12 Sunday 8-10pm, Fullerton: Free Discussion Society #11 - "One year since Trump's election, what have we learned? What must be done?" @ Max Bloom's Cafe Noir. 220 N Malden Ave
Welcome to the end of apathy. We are here to take an active role in cultivating ideas and developing solutions, to harness the power of discussion and critical thinking. We are here to spread the most valuable commodities that we have, knowledge and information. The only way to end apathy is for our voices to be heard, welcome to the Free Discussion Society.   Free Discussion Society is a moderated discussion platform for the people. The format is very simple, every attendee that wants to speak will get an allotted time to do so, after that round the host will ask questions in response to opinions presented, and the last round there will be an open discussion with attendees being called on by the host. We hope to keep the discussion respectful, there will be zero tolerance for any personal attacks and disrespect.

NEW Nov 13 Monday 5-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Resilience OC Training: Trans Liberation, ICE Contracts & Santa Ana City Jail @ Latino Health Access, 450 W 4th St, Ste 130
Resilience OC will cover the failed Santa Ana Jail Business Model, the movement to end Santa Ana's decades-long ICE contract and the queer and trans resistance that pushed to #EndTransDetention.

NEW Nov 13 Monday 6:45-8:30, Laguna Niguel: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club @ Faith Episcopal Church, 27802 El Lazo
One year from now voters mail in their ballots or head for the polls, making crucial decisons about who will be leading our nation, state, county and city. We must be ready! This month's speakers are Sara Holland, Community Organizer & former Asst. State Field Director (Obama for America), and community activist Cate Hardesty, who will guide us in strategies of Voter Engagement. We will also meet Mary Navarro, Candidate for OC Board of Education Fifth District. See you 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 6:30-9pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats Meeting @ 24932 Veterans Way
This is our last monthly meeting of the year and we are hosting a donation drive to help people who are homeless in Orange County. Please bring any extra unused travel/hotel toiletries, razors, toothbrushes, socks, etc. We have a lot to talk about and some exciting announcements for 2018. Bring a friend and let's keep the Dems momentum going! Featured Speakers: Brett Murdock, Candidate for Orange County District Attorney. Brett is a lifelong Orange County resident and twenty-year small business owner. He was elected to the Brea City Council in 2010 and served as Mayor in 2014. (http://brettmurdock.com/) Mary Navarro is a highly-qualified and experienced candidate for Orange County Board of Education, District 5. Mary is a third-generation California educator with more than 35 years of experience in the California public education system.

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 15 Wednesday 7-8:30pm, Irvine: Climate Action OC @ UCI Community Center, 1083 California Ave.
We'll feature global and local updates! * Globally, Martin Diedrich of Kean Coffee will talk about the U'wa (The People) of the Amazon rainforest and their fight against Chevron. * Locally, learn from UCI professor, Kathleen Treseder about OC Clean Power's latest progress towards implementation of Community Choice Energy in Orange County. * Our keynote speakers, Congressional district 48 candidates Laura Oatman and Omar Siddiqui and Irvine City Council candidates Kev Abazajian (UCI professor) and Farrah Khan, will provide answers to the questions, "What is the most pressing environmental issue? What can be done about it? How can our group support this issue?" * This is followed by a brainstorming session with candidates and representatives to plan our future actions. * Hope to see you all there. RSVP https://www.facebook.com/events/160318661227308/

NEW Nov 16 Thursday 1-2pm, Dana Point: Emergency Action - Darrell Issa: Say NO to Billionaire Handout @ Darrell Issa's Dana Point District Office, 33282 Golden Lantern
Demand that Darrell Issa vote NO on this repugnant tax scam legislation that is poised to pass Congress! We will be hosting a short press conference where we will unveil a programmable mobile traffic sign next to his Dana Point District Office reminding motorists that Issa is voting for this tax scam.

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 1pm, Laguna Beach: nn Laguna Beach Democratic Club and Laguna Unites: Voter Registration- Winter Holiday Event @ Broadway
Come join us for Voter Registration - Winter Holiday Event from 11/18 to 12/17. Laguna Beach attracts people from all over Orange County giving us the opportunity to Flip multiple districts that are so important to Get out the Vote and win Congress back in 2018. All while enjoying the spirit of the holidays! Volunteer signup at http://tinyurl.com/ydbp2f23

NEW Nov 18 Saturday 1-4pm, Laguna Beach: Rally: A Day of Sacred Activism @ Main Beach (Broadway and PCH)
Calling all warriors of the heart and sacred activists. We will be gathering to raise our vibration and awareness of Southern California Edison's intention to bury radioactive nuclear waste 108 feet from the San Onofre coastline. We can turn this toxic ship around by coming together in unity and high vibes. Let's show up and make a stand for the future of our CHILDREN and our MOTHER EARTH. Watch our video: https://youtu.be/rPlqjhnKpjs To find out more about this cause and to sign our petition go to: https://publicwatchdogs.org/sign-the-petition/

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 1:30-3pm, Mission Viejo, Friends of OC Detainees Volunteer Orientation @ Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23436 Madero, Ste 140
Did you know that up to 1000 immigrants are held in orange county detention facilties on any given day?   Would you like to 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 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 19 Sunday 3-4pm, Santa Ana: Creating a JUST and CLEAN Environment for ALL @ Church of the Foothills 19211 Dodge Ave.
José Trinidad Castañeda, Fullerton Commissioner, Scholar and Fullerton Organizer. This dynamic young activist, who also serves on the City of Fullerton Parks and Recreation Commission, will present at the next local Sierra Club meeting about Environmental Justice in OC. In the wake of recent examples of extreme heat, wildfires and the rising tides of air pollution his presentation will focus on who is most affected and how we can create a healthier world while we protect our health and that of every child in OC.

NEW Nov 19 Sunday 4-7pm, Santa Ana: Transgender Day of Remembrance @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St
Join us as we honor the lives we lost this year. Transgender Day of Remembrance is a yearly event where we commemorate the transgender lives lost due to hate crimes. This year, there have been 23 reported deaths in the transgender community. Join the LGBT Center OC at our CO4 location as we celebrate life and honor our fallen angels with a 3-day event which includes a family movie night and Transgender Day of Remembrance. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will need to reschedule the TEA Fashion Show that was scheduled for Saturday, November 18th. Please contact Tony Viramontes if you have any questions. 714.953.5428 etc 207 or antonio.viramontes@lgbtcenteroc.org

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 20 Monday 6-7:30pm, Anaheim: Strengthen the Anaheim Public Safety Board! Oversight Town Hall @ Arab American Community Center, 907 S Beach Blvd,
Focus: Learn how you can help pass a strong Public Safety Board! Anaheim's current civilian review body, the pilot Public Safety Board (PSB), must be made stronger! The PSB was initiated in 2014 with nine resident members to review critical incidents by APD and to collaborate with the Office of Independent Review (OIR). OIR is an auditor that reviews officer involved shootings, use of force, and in-custody deaths to make policy change recommendations. Throughout its tenure, the Public Safety Board did not regularly review critical incidents nor did they review citizen complaints against APD officers. Some of the most critical recommendations by OIR were rejected by APD, without deliberation by the Public Safety Board or City Council. Effective civilian oversight entails independence, broad authority to investigate critical incidents and complaints, and enforceable and unfettered access to police records. Meaningful civilian oversight can lead to increased transparency, accountability, and police-community relations.

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 25 Saturday 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. For More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1947046645616812/?notif_t=event_invite_reminder&notif_id=1510698143411222

NEW Nov 27 Monday 9am-2pm, Aliso Viejo: TrumpTax Scam Call In! @ 23592 Windsong
What: TrumpTax Scam Call In! Please RSVP for exact location at resist@ioc48.com We are asking everyone to join our Call In in Aliso Viejo to fight against Trump's Tax Scam! We'll have refreshments and snacks! Calling senators around the country and our own senators are our first line of defence against the trump agenda and it's more fun if you do it with friends! Drop on by, we'll be doing the call in with scripts, numbers, snacks and friends.

NEW Nov 28 Tuesday 10am-noon, Fullerton: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice Clergy & Community Gathering @ UUCF - Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Fullerton, 1600 N. Acacia Ave.
This month we will be gathering in room 105 at Temple Beth Tikvah, located on the same grounds as UUCF.   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 Nov 28 Tuesday 7-8pm, Irvine: People for Housing Monthly Meeting of the Irvine Chapter of People for Housing. At our next meeting, we will continue talking about strategies for increasing the supply of housing in Irvine, with special emphasis on how to talk to our neighbors about housing, the relationship between housing, transportation, and schools, and how to respond to the "Irvine for Responsible Growth" slow-growth ballot initiative.   private residence; please RSVP for directions https://www.facebook.com/events/1502705733110182/

NEW Nov 29 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Huntington Beach: Oak View ComUNIDAD: "Taller de Inmigracion/Immigration RIghts Workshop" @ 17142 Emerald Ln.
Please join us for a special presentation by the Los Amigos Immigrant Rights Coalition. DACA updates and the fight for a Clean DREAM Act   Resources for undocumented students, AB540 & CA DREAM Act   Know Your Rights   Family Preparedness   Local Legal Services Referrals   Info on services offered by our organizations:   Immigrant Assistance Line 888-6CHIRLA   Detention Visitation Programs   Mental Health Services   and more!   For more info please contact:   Victor Valladares 714-581-2717   Katie Brazer 714-299-9809. More info: facebook.com/events/137094143721841

NEW Nov 30 Thursday 1-2pm, Newport Beach: Protect our Seniors! Protect CA48! No to Medicare Cuts! @ Bob Henry Park, 900 Dover Dr,
Rohrabacher has been gunning to take away senior's healthcare and social support since he was first elected in 1988! It's high time that we keep him accountable! Seniors will be one of the most affected populations by the Republican plan to gut Medicare and Medicaid to pay for the wealthy's tax breaks, we need to make sure that he will vote NO on any legislation targeting seniors. We also need to remind him that we remember his vote to sabotage the ACA, a vital support for many seniors and their families.

NEW Nov 30 Thursday 5:30-7pm, Santa Ana: OC Equality Coalition Annual Members Meeting @ Velvet Lunge, 416 W 4th St
Please join us! We will treat Supporting Members to hors d'oeuvres and drinks while we highlight our 2017 achievements and our plans for the coming year. We will also introduce and vote on new Board Members at this time. Entry is complimentary for OCEC Supporting Members and $10 at-the-door for any non-member guests. If you are unsure of your current membership status, please reply to felicitynf@aol.com with your query and we will be happy to check. You can renew or upgrade your OCEC membership here: OCEC.

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: Poetic Activism @ Santora Bldg, 207 N Broadway St, Ste G
Poetic Activism is our 4th annual community poetry reading in Downtown Santa Ana. Sponsored by Santa Ana College's Fine and Performing Arts Division, the event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Join us for a night of inspiration as students, faculty, staff, and members of the larger community read poems on any aspect of activism that is important to them. Sponsored by Santa Ana College Fine & Performing Arts. More info at   https://www.meetup.com//TheLeftBank/events/244844578/

NEW Nov 30 Thursday 6pm, Irvine: Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter General Meeting @ 9 Sunset River
Agenda Items: Intros: Your Take - What will it take to un-rig the Democratic Party? National: Change Makes Change!, PDA 101 Chapters, IOT's, SC's, PeopleDemandAction 501(c)(4). 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, http://pdamerica.org/educate- congress/Reports/debrief: Trumpublican Budget and Tax Plan, Sexual Harassment in govt, HR676 and S1804, Winslow Group, Coalition Partners (eg. OurRevolution, NNU, etc), Elections 2018 and 2020. Regional Updates/Reports - CDP EBoard in Milbrae Nov 17-19, Convention in San Diego Feb 23-25, SB562 Healthy Calif Act status/actions, 2018 Mid Terms, Gov's race. Local: Reports: Candidates, DPOC, DFA, CHC-OC, Dem clubs, OurRev, Indivisible, TogetherWeWill, Women For: OC, NWPC_OC, Green Party OC, OC and SouthOC Progs, Issues Groups, Coffee/Weekly Disc Groups—SouthOC Mon Morning Coffee, Los Amigos Anaheim, Actions, Announcements…Weekly Orange County Progressive www.ocprogressiveevents.info. Open Discussion. Next meeting: Thursday December 28, 2017. Contact Dr Bill Honigman; cell: 949-246-6283, @DrBillH.

NEW Nov 30 Thursday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Reception for Phil Bacerra, City Council Ward 4 @ Proof, 214 N Broadway
For complete details of this event, view Flier & RSVP Form

NEW Nov 30 Thursday 6:30pm, Irvine: Students for Justice in Palestine: "The Forgotten People of the Middle East: The Kurds" @ UCI Student Outreach And Retention (SOAR) Center, 106 Gateway Study Center
Join us for our second teach-in of the quarter! Who are the Kurds? Why is their narrative silenced & forgotten? Snacks will be provided.


DECEMBER

NEW Dec 1 Friday 8am, Santa Ana: Leadership Breakfast with Katrina Foley @ Orange County Employees Assoc, 830 N. Ross
For complete details, view Flier & RSVP Form

New Dec 2 Saturday 9am-noon, Fountain Valley: 2017 Gaza 5K: UNRWA USA @ Mile Square Park, 16801 Euclid St
Move for mental health with UNRWA USA at the #Gaza5K on Saturday, December 2!   SIGN UP TODAY and start fundraising to make access to mental health care a reality for all Palestine refugee children in Gaza: gaza5k.org/orangecounty   UNRWA's Community Mental Health Programme (CMHP) changes lives and restores hope for children impacted by trauma.   Sign up and save $15! Early bird rates are available until November 17.   Early bird:   -Adult: $35   -Child (12 and younger): $20   -Student/Senior: $25   gaza5k.org   Race day timeline:   9:00 am - Packet pickup opens   9:45 am - Program begins   10:00 am - Race begins   11:00 am - Closing Ceremony

New Dec 2 Saturday 11am-1pm, Mission Viejo: 2017 O'Neill Holiday Brunch Featuring Ted Lieu @ Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, 26772 Avery Pkwy
Join us for our annual Holiday Brunch brought to you by the Canyon Democrats and our friends at the South Orange County Democratic Club. Our guest speaker for this year's event is Congressman Ted Lieu. Representing California's 33rd District, Congressman Lieu has been one of the most outspoken members of Congress since the election. Early Bird Tickets (Extended through Oct. 8th!) - $50   Regular Price Tickets - $75. More info, and to sign up/purchase ticket, visit https://canyondems.org/event/2017-annual-holiday-brunch/

NEW Dec 2 Saturday noon-3pm, Huntington Beach: Stand Up OC: Canvass @ 7111 Talbert Ave
Please join us as we reach out to Democratic voters. Meet up location: Huntington Beach Central Library in the metered parking area across from the disabled parking section near the front of the library. Training and then canvassing. Wear comfortable clothes. You will be partnered with another volunteer. We will find out what issues our local Democrats are most concerned about these days. We only go to Democratic households and give them information about local clubs. Please download the MiniVAN or MiniVAN Touch app from the app store. Then create your action ID. Make sure your phone is charged (and please bring it, lol!). Water and snacks provided! Please sign up using this link: www.volunteersignup.org/3QQTH

NEW Dec 2 Saturday 2pm, Anaheim: Anti-BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) Legislation and Free Speech @ Unitarian Universalist Church, 511 S Harbor Blvd
The speaker is prominent constitutional attorney Stephen Rohde. Mr. Rohde's topic: "Anti -BDS Legislation and Freedom of Speech."BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) is a movement to pressure Israel to negotiate a peaceful settlement with the Palestinians. Mr. Rohde is the past Chair of the ACLU Foundation of Southern California. He is also Chair of Bend the Arc, a Jewish partnership for justice.This program is presented by the Social Justice Committee of UUCA. Admission is free. Donations are welcome. Refreshments will be available.

NEW Dec 2 Saturday 4-6pm, Huntington Beach: Harley Rouda Meet and Greet @ 10091 Suntan Cir.
Join us for a meet and greet with Harley in Huntington Beach. Harley will speak and take questions about the important issues facing our district and the nation!

NEW Dec 2 Saturday 4-6pm, Irvine: United OC Tax Scam Protest @ Irvine Spectrum, 670 Spectrum Center Dr.
The Senate just passed the disastrous tax plan which will lead to a final House vote. We cannot let them give millionaires, billionaires, and large corporation giant tax breaks that are paid for with tax hikes on many middle-class families. Join us at our event to help us give Congress a message: Protect working families. No tax cuts for the top 1% and large corporations.   We are all in this together! Join your neighbors, community groups, faith leaders, labor groups, children's groups, senior organizations, health advocates, and constituents Saturday December 2nd from 4pm-6pm at the Irvine Spectrum. We will tell Congress Members Mimi Walters and Ed Royce to stand up for California and for their constituents in District 45 and vote NO on the final House vote. Walters and Royce need to stand with other Southern California Republicans who voted no for this bill!   Parking is free at this location. We will meet at 4pm under the Ferris Wheel. We will have time to say hi to friends in our movement, take pictures and then at 430pm we will begin marching around the perimeter of the mall until 6pm. From there you can choose to stay after for a drink at the Yard house with fellow resisters, go shopping or to the movies! Please focus on signs that specifically call Walter+Royce out! Friends that may be coming from the 48th district, your signs should focus and telling Rohrabacher to hold his no vote. You can also make witty tax related posters or posters on the horrible outcomes that would result if this bill passes:   https://www.facebook.com/events/697140857163262/

NEW Dec 2 Saturday 6pm, Orange: Jestin Samson for CA State Senate meet and greet @ Starbucks, 3743 W. Chapman Avenue
Come meet Jestin Samson and learn about his bold progressive agenda that he wants to bring to Sacramento. This is a very laid back event, so community members can converse with Jestin on pretty much any topic. This includes politics, sports, life, pretty much anything under the sun. Donations to the campaign would be greatly appreciated at the event.

NEW Dec 3 Sunday 1-3pm, Fullerton: City Net "Design Thinking Competition: The Fight to Solve Homelessness" @ California State University Fullerton
This competition seeks to highlight much of the great work already being administered, to raise awareness, to create an equitable marketplace of solutions, and to engage directly with all members of the community.   This competition has open enrollment, and professional submissions are welcomed. Exemplary submissions will reflect thorough research, critical thinking, diligence, attention to detail, and creativity.

NEW Dec 3 Sunday 1-3pm, Anaheim: Fundraiser for Farrah N. Khan @ Little Arabia Restaurant, 638 S Brookhurst St,
Join Belal Dalati and Rima Nashashibi in helping Farrah N. Khan raise enough funds to meet her December goal for Irvine City Council. Be a part of a wave of change in OC, come, eat some great food and enjoy the company.

NEW Dec 3 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: OC Green Party meeting - Zen Honeycutt of Moms Across America o@ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Guest Speaker: Zen Honeycutt is the founder and director of Moms Across America, a nationwide community of activists, now a global community of activists, upon the pairing of MAA with Vandana Shiva in a global group named Mothers Across the World.   If you can share a ride or need a ride to our meeting, please contact Bea Tiritilli: tiritilligreen@sbcglobal.net. http://www.ocgreens.org

NEW Dec 3 Sunday 2-3pm, Laguna Beach: Interfaith Concert for Humanitarian Aid to Syria @ Neighborhood Congregational Church Laguna Beach, 340 St. Anns Dr.
Join us for an afternoon of giving and music. Donations will fund delivery of life-saving humanitarian aid to Syria, coordinated through the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees. MFA coordinates the shipment of containers filled with aid donated by faith-based and secular organizations in the U.S.   The Marbella Trio will perfom the Shostakovich Piano Trio Number 2, and Shadi Martini, Director of Humanitarian Relief for MFA will share his personal experiences as a refugee fleeing Syria and his work to deliver humanitarian aid throughout the region.   RSVP / SPACE IS LIMITED: Please register to attend this free event at http://bit.ly/OCmultifaithalliance

NEW Dec 4 Monday 11am-1pm, Orange: Poor People's Campaign Launch @ Orange Circle/Plaza Square, Chapman Ave and Glassell St
In support of the national launch for the Poor People's Campaign (PPC), people from various cities will come together to show their support and learn more about how to get involved in breaking the cycle and to end poverty. As many of us have come to realize, poverty is one issue in which all peace and justice groups can converge. To be involved, ask your organization to join allies with the Orange County Peace Coalition to kick-off the Poor People's Campaign in OC and stand in solidarity with a National Call for Moral Revival in Washington DC. If you are an individual looking to be a part of a group, we would love for you to join us. What to Expect: We will start with a short rally around the Traffic Circle and then meet-up after at the fountain to answer questions about the campaign and determine what we can do in OC. This is a great time to sign the pledge, network and become involved in restoring humanity. Bring a sign or banner to represent your group and/or cause. Free public parking around the Circle & back behind the businesses. If you are unable to attend the rally but want to receive information on the next steps, please contact lisapedersen99@gmail.com. About Poor People's Campaign: PPC was created on December 4, 1967, by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), and its leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to address the impact of poverty on the lives of millions of Americans. The campaign fell by the wayside when Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968 and has been revived by Reverend William Barber. Hosts for this event are Orange County Peace Coalition, representatives from Military Families Speak Out (MFSO), Peace Builders of Orange County, Veterans for Peace, ENOUGH, PAX Christi.

NEW Dec 4 Monday 11:45am, Brea: Stop the GOP Tax Scam; Tell Ed Royce to Vote No! @ Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Brea Mall, 1080 Brea Mall
The House will vote on a reconciled tax bill next week. On Monday, Courage Campaign mambers wearing Santa Claus suits will be passing out info about Ed Royce's bad behavior this year and demand that he oppos this bill. Join in the protest! The more people involved, the louder the message will be heard and the more likely the event will receive press coverage. Suits provided while supplies last!

NEW Dec 4 Monday 12:30-1:30pm, Santa Ana: The Interfaith Council of Central OC & The OC Interfaith Coalition for the Environment: Holiday Interfaith Café with Guest Speaker Rohan Balasuriya @ Church of the Foothills, Fellowship Hall1, 9211 Dodge Ave
Mr. Rohan Balasuriya is a follower of the Indian Guru, Sathya Sai Baba, whose mission was to accept all people as One with the Divine and to be a messenger of Love through service to those in need and to one another. He was born and educated in Sri Lanka, and has a business and management background. He has held many offices in the Sathya Sai International Organization, and is regional director for SSIO in the United States and a Co-Chair of the SSIO Hospitality Committee. Please join us for this opportunity to learn in what ways SSIO service programs respond to the issues of homelessness and displacement, education and interfaith learning, and being stewards of the earth. RSVP/ASAP requested. Contact: brendadavis15@att.net Peace & Blessings, $5 donation at the door for Holiday Buffet Luncheon.

NEW Dec 4 Monday 6-9pm, Huntington Beach: Huntington Beach City Council: Support Homeles Persons Memorial Day @ Huntington Beach City Hall, 2000 Main St
Homeless advocate Tim Houchen is asking for support at Hunting Beach City Council Meeting. He report that he put in 3 requests for proclamations recognizing Homeless Persons Memorial Day by email and left several phone messages. Councilman Billy O'Connell is a member of the County Commission to End Homelessness. At the last Commission meeting on Oct. 27th City Council Member Billy O'Connell said that he would take care of it. Unfortunately, our cities have not yet learned that ignoring homelessness and hoping it will go away has not and will not ever work. Please join me in attending HB's last City Council meeting of 2017 and make Councilman O'Connell keep his word.

NEW Dec 4 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, San Clemente: Democratic Women of South OC Holiday Mixer @ HH Cottons American Bar & Grill, 201 Avenida Del Mar
Join DWSOC for its 2nd Annual Democratic Holiday Mixer. "Order-off-the Menu" at the restaurant so there is no set ticket cost (just your restaurant bill). Enjoy a nice get together with a bunch of like-minded people. Men are always welcome! Please RSVP by clicking on the button below so we know how many of you wonderful people will be joining us! No Fee - Just Fun. RSVP here.

NEW Dec 4 Monday 8pm, Santa Ana: #OpenToAll Business Canvass @ OC Pride, 414 W 4th St, Ste K (Parking available in nearby garage.)
Join with OC Pride and People Power to help us distribute signs across South Orange County! Five years ago, Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig walked into Masterpiece Cakeshop, a Colorado bakery, to purchase a cake for their wedding reception. But the bakery's owner refused to serve them solely because they're a same-sex couple. On December 5, the ACLU will be at the Supreme Court, arguing on behalf of Dave and Charlie that businesses that open their doors to the public do not have a constitutional right to discriminate. It's our chance to show that communities across the country stand for equality and fairness and against discrimination - we'll meet up to distribute posters and then go out to local businesses and ask them to display a sign showing that they are #OpenToAll to support Dave and Charlie! Held at OC Pride office.

NEW Dec 5 Tuesday 6pm, Tustin: OC-National Organization for Women Holiday Party @ Rutabegorz, 158 West Main St
Event includes Silent Auction, Dinner, Raffle. Payment accepted: cash, check, credit card. RSVP to KimS@ocnow.org or oc-now@outlook.com. Visit ocnow.org Membership and/or Donation at http://ocnow.org/join-us-2/EMail

NEW Dec 5 Tuesday 6:30-8pm, Tustin: OC for Climate Action @ REI community room, 2962 El Camino Real
Please note that the November planning meeting has been cancelled, due to travel schedules of several core members. Besides our ongoing projects to advocate for Community Choice Energy and Climate Action Plans in Orange County cities, we'll be looking at other types of events and activities. We're also talking with related local groups in Orange County regarding potential for partmerships and collaboration.

NEW Dec 5 Tuesday 6:30-9pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Unites Huddle @ Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St Anns Dr.
As the Laguna Beach Women's March Huddle, on a regional level in coordination with other local groups, and into our own mini-huddles. Rally together & prepare for the anniversary of the Women's March. Meet with and hear from other progressive organizations in our area. Update from the Criminal Justice mini-huddle regarding the Inmate Firefighter Appreciation Project and other initiatives.

NEW Dec 5 Tuesday 7:15-9pm, Irvine: Amnesty Orange County Group Meeting @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkw.
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. Refreshments will be served.   This event is free and open to public

NEW Dec 6 Wednesday 4-5pm, Brea: Indivisible CA39 Tax Scam Protest @ Representative Ed Royce, 210 W Birch St.
Stop Playing Monopoly Games With Our Taxes!   Monopoly Men will be there to thank Royce for his vote in favor of the corporate tax cuts.   But   WE WILL PROTEST   Wear your Indivisible shirts (and Top Hats :-) ) and bring your signs as we protest this awful tax scam!

NEW Dec 6 Wednesday 6-8pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club @ Marie Callender's Restaurant & Bakery, 31791 Del Obispo St.
Join Us in Some Holiday Cheer. This is a very important meeting for YOU to attend, because YOU will be electing your new Board Members 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 December 1. 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.  Additional info: facebook.com/events/134812643890349

NEW Dec 6 Wednesday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Equality California Together We Rise Advocacy Training @ LGBT Center on 4th.,305 E. 4th. St.
Are you fed-up with the Trump-Pence Administration and their near constant attacks against LGBTQ people, immigrants, and working families everywhere?   Are you tired of watching a Congress whose only real priority besides taking healthcare away from millions of people is to give themselves and their donors huge kick-backs at the expense of working people?   Are you ready to drain the real swamp and help get us on the right track?   Well, you are in luck! The Human Rights Campaign and Equality California are teaming up to give you the skills needed to fight back efficiently and effectively.   By registering and attending this FREE training, you will:   Meet other activists interested in taking action.   Learn tactics to bring real accountability to our public officials.   Learn to message your story for maximum impact.   Receive a free tee-shirt to wear proudly at your next action.   If this training is for you, register here: http://bit.ly/2BqasbQ   (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

NEW Dec 6 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, San Clemente: Save Trestles Save San Onofre Update & Forum @ 942 Calle Negocio # 150
As you may know, Save San Onofre Coalition fought for the past 15 years to protect San Onofre State Beach from a 6-lane toll road. In November of 2016, the toll road developers entered into a lawsuit settlement with the Save San Onofre Coalition, where they agreed to never try to build through San Onofre State Park and the Richard and Donna O'Neill Land Conservancy. Unfortunately, these hard-won protections have come under attack by 2 lawsuits and Congressman Darrell Issa.   Please join us at Surfrider Headquarters for the South Orange County Chapter meeting. We will discuss chapter campaigns and other issues facing our coast including our continuing efforts to protect San Onofre State Beach. Please RSVP to marty@savesanonofrepark.or g by Dec 1. We will be hosting a similar event in San Diego County shortly, details to come.

NEW Dec 6 Wednesday 6:30-9pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC Returns to Karl Strauss! @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 S. Coast Dr
DFA-OC Returns to Karl Strauss after a four-month pause due to remodeling. Here's a glimpse of the speaker lineup: Rose Vizcarra, Registrar of Voters Office, Community Program Specialist. Rosa will bring us up to date on: news from the Registrar of Voters office, info about the 2018 election schedule, programs designed to increase voter access and turnout. We are fortunate in OC. Our Registrar of Voters office is recognized nationally for its integrity and innovation. Cate Hardesty, Code Blue 48th CD Representative, and Coordinator for the 48th Action Council will discuss the group's 8ntensive voter registration program in the 48th, canvassing training program and the WOW Conference, Saturday, Dec. 9. Our annual collection for Dec. is personal items for women in prison. Please bring shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, lotion, toothbrushes, toothpaste in travel sizes. Volunteers will use our donations to create holiday gifts. We will also hear announcements on current issues and actions. Thanks for your generous support of this annual roject. Admission is free; social hour starts at 6:15pm. Please plan to order appetizer, beverage or meal from the menu - we now have a significant minimum to meet in order to use the patio without additional cost. Contact sckopicki@gmail.com with questions.

NEW Dec 6 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: GreenPeace OC Advocacy Training @ Costa Mesa St. (No Address)
Please come join us as for an advocacy training hosted by Oil Money Out and Greenpeace Orange County to learn how to have an effective meeting with your elected officials and how to talk with them about why we need to get oil money out of our politics.   You are all valuable advocates and YOUR help is needed as we talk to our local and statewide elected officials about this urgent matter.   Please RSVP & share! Oil Money Out! People Power In!

NEW Dec 7 Thursday 5:30-6:30pm, Irvine: Feminist Illuminati Meeting @ UCI Mesa Court, in the new Womxn's Hub, in the trailer at the end of lot 5
Come scheme with us about how to spread the feminist agenda.

NEW Dec 7 Thursday 7-9pm, Irvine: Delaine Eastin for Governor @ UC Irvine Student Center, A311 Student Center
Candidate for California Governor 2018 | Democrat | Former State Superintendent | City Councilmember | Businesswoman | College Professor | Champion for Children and Public Ed | (510) 214-3302 #WeCanDoBetter. For More Info: facebook.com/events/127824417993706

NEW Dec 8 Friday 5:30-8:30pm, Fullerton: Indivisible CA39 Holiday Party with "Toiletries and Socks for the Homeless" Drive @ D'Vine Restaurant, 132 W Commonwealth Ave
Event details: No host cocktails 5:30-6:30 pm, Dinner at 6:30, $20 for a chicken or falafel & veggie kabob, rice, salad, pita, hummus, and soda. Tax and gratuity not included. Cocktails and dessert may be ordered on your own separate tab. Parking is available in the parking structure located on Santa Fe, one block south of Commonwealth, near Malden. Important: Please RSVP and, if you would like the vegan option, please let us know! RSVP here: goo.gl/forms/cQwoq0qsTnJhFhMr1

NEW Dec 8 Friday 6-10pm, Anaheim: OCCORD Gala "Heroes & Hope" @ Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort 1855 S Harbor Blvd.
Tefere Gebre will be the keynote speaker and the night will include an amazing 3-course meal, a flashback slideshow of our 2017 year, interactive games, and some great surprises. If you believe in the important work of OCCORD, please support us by joining us at our 2017 Gala and by sharing this event with others. Don't miss out on the early bird special by 11/17! occord.org/2017gala

NEW Dec 9 Saturday 9am-4pm, Newport Beach: Western Organizing Workshop OC Conference @ Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive
Please sign up using the eventbrite link: eventbrite.com/e/wow-orange-county-conference-tickets-39775427374 This event is for all organizers in Orange County and those who want to participate in the 2018 election. All are welcome (young, old, experienced, inexperienced). We need to build a sustainable movement! Please join us! This is how we win! Our workshops provide transformative experiences that connect community members through their values, then equip them with the tools and knowledge needed to build and leverage power.

NEW Dec 9-10 Saturday-Sunday 9:30am-5pm, Garden Grove: WELead OC Candidate/Political Training @ Unite HERE Local 11 OC Office, 13252 Garden Grove Blvd #200
WANTED: Women with passion and fire in their bellies for change. Women are energized. Women are organizing. Women are phoning. Women are canvassing. Women are mobilizing. Women are running. And — Women. Are. Winning! Welead OC has 40 Scholarships available to OC Progressive Democratic women who are interested in running for local office! There are nearly 175 seats to fill at the local level in Orange County. To date, we have not come close to recruiting and electing Progressive Democratic women and Women of Color in OC. Women are organizing and training activists participating in the Resistance Movements across Orange County — Women are driving the conversations and the rallies, advocating on behalf of policies affecting human rights, reproductive rights, protecting our environment, LGBTQ rights, racial equality, freedom of religion and workers' rights. For more info and to apply for a scholarship, visit www.weleadoc.com - "Candidate/Political Training." Contact Karen Hinks, hinkskaren@gmail.com or 714/615-2741.

NEW Dec 9 Saturday 10am-12noon, Newport Beach: OC Peace Coalition @ Frank P Barbaro & Associates, 1111 N Broadway
Join us for our regular meeting where we form alliances with other groups to share ideas, resources, and lend a hand or two when there is a need.   OC Peace Coalition mission: "We advocate the peaceful resolution of international conflicts and that this ideal become a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy."   Purpose Of The Meeting: interested in educating, organizing and changing US. foreign policies promoting illegal invasions and occupations, as well as stopping the militarization of the U.S. (High School Military Recruitment, the brutal treatment of undocumented workers, and the criminalization of youth, especially those of color).We do not support any specific party but do support anyone who is working for Peace and Justice. Bring your ideas and enthusiasm! For more information about OC Peace Coalition, go to: www.ocpeace.org. Join Peace Builders of Orange County Facebook group where you have a voice and can share your ideas, articles, and so on with other members. Go to:https://www.facebook.com/groups/PeaceBuildersofOC/

NEW Dec 9 Saturday 1-2:30pm, Anaheim: Jestin Samson for CA State Senate meet and greet @ 110 W. Lincoln Ave.
Come meet Jestin Samson and learn about his bold progressive agenda that he wants to bring to Sacramento. This is a very laid back event, so community members can converse with Jestin on pretty much any topic. This includes politics, sports, life, pretty much anything under the sun.   Donations to the campaign would be greatly appreciated at the event.

NEW Dec 9 Saturday 2-5pm, Santa Ana: Theater of the Oppressed Intro Workshop @ CSUF Grand Central Art Center, 125 N Broadway
with Ariane Dalla Déa, hosted by Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble! RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/kbt6cvZJTfNX5R7D2 ABOUT THEATER OF THE OPPRESSED: Theater of the Oppressed uses theatre as means of promoting social and political change. In the Theater of the Oppressed, the audience becomes active, such that as "spect-actors" they explore, show, analyse and transform the reality in which they are living.

NEW Dec 10 Sunday 10:30am-1pm, Irvine: Amnesty International Write for Rights @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy.
On International Human Rights Day, Amnesty International Orange County and Irvine United Congregational Church will offer the public an opportunity to participate in what is now the world's biggest human rights event. Everyone is invited to come and sign pre-written letters on a number of current human rights cases in Bangladesh, Jamaica, Israel, China, Egypt, Honduras and other countries. You can also write to individual prisoners of conscience to let them know that they are not forgotten. https://www.facebook.com/events/1021758161299647/

NEW Dec 10 Sunday 1-3:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative: Class and Classism @ Youth-on-the-Move, Inc. Hqt., 1850 E. 17th. Street #103
For our final meeting of the year, we will be talking about the importance of class in fighting racism and white supremacy. Class is a social system that divides people based on jobs, wealth, resources, education, influence, and power. It is something we rarely talk about, but it's an essential component of racial justice organizing. There is a large free parking lot directly behind the building off of 16th St. We welcome you to bring your own snacks or snacks to share!

NEW Dec 10 Sunday 1-4pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club neighborhood canvassing @ Costa Mesa Senior Conference Center, 695 W 19th St,
Joe Hari will lead us in getting to know our neighbors, and finding out what concerns them. If you don't know how to use the MiniVAN phone app, we will show you how to download and use it. One conversation at a time, we are winning!

NEW Dec 10 Sunday 5-7pm, Orange: Peter McLaren The How The Why @ 1888 Center, 115 North Orange Street
A live recording of our educational podcast The How The Why with Peter McLaren.   Peter McLaren is Distinguished Professor in Critical Studies, College of Educational Studies, Chapman University. He is Co-Director and International Ambassador for Global Ethics and Social Justice of the Paulo Freire Democratic Project, the Donna Ford Attallah College of Education, Chapman University. He is also Chair Professor, Northeast Normal University in Changchun, China, where he is Honorary Director of the Center for Critical Studies in Education. Additional info: facebook.com/events/1427734607352610

NEW Dec 11 Monday 4-6pm, Irvine: The Progressive Student Alliance at UCI, United Front #1 Talk to Irvine City Council about local issues @ City of Irvine City Hall, 1 Civic Center Plz.
I think many people lose sight of how important local politics are. I want us to get together to speak to our local city council about issues locally (housing affordability and access, expansion of public transportation, parking, SB562)...and also a few national concerns that impact local populace (Tax Plan, Dream Act, etc).   This is a part of a strategy to unite students on campus around issues, and a symbolic stance taking in solidarity across groups. If possible I'd like to have leadership or members of various clubs with their club shirt or banner present.   See Links below or contact James Santillana or Talor Alexander Williams for further questions:   https:// www.cityofirvine.org/ news-media/ calendar-of-events/event/ city-council-meeting-49   https:// www.cityofirvine.org/ news-media/ calendar-of-events/event/ city-council-meeting-49facebook.com/events/158578154756241

NEW Dec 11 Monday 6:30-9pm, Orange: Democratic Party of OC Holiday Potluck Mixer @ UA Local 582, 1916 W. Chapman Avenue,
Mix, mingle and be merry with the Democratic Party of Orange County at our annual Holiday Mixer and Potluck on Monday, December 11th.   Bring a food item to share (12-24 servings). Utensils, plates, etc will be provided.   Please bring toiletries for our collection drive. Toiletries will go to people who are experiencing homelessness in Orange County this winter.   Need holiday gifts? Donate to the Democratic Party of Orange County to receive one of the last amazing bottles of wine from this year's successful Truman Dinne

NEW Dec 12 Tuesday 5-8:30pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: Holiday Post Cards & Potluck @ 6241 Warner Ave
We are celebrating the Holiday Season! Plan on a fun night visiting and meeting friends, discussing current politics, sharing ideas and writing to our representatives. If you would like to participate in the White Elephant exchange please bring a $10 gift. We provide the postcards, stamps, plates, utensils and bottled water just bring a dish! No alcohol please; it's not allowed in the clubhouse. Additional parking across Warner where Harvey's used be. Note: There are 2 sides to the park be sure to enter at the correct address. Find us in the clubhouse to the right of the entrance.

NEW Dec 13 Wednesday 7-9pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club Annual Holiday Party
The Laguna Beach Democratic Club invites you to our Annual Holiday Party and Wreath Auction, co-hosted by Laguna Unites and the Aliso Niguel Democratic Club. Rita and Howard Conn have graciously invited us to their lovely home for our annual holiday party. Hors d'oeuvres, libations, a wreath auction (8pm) and live music by the Jorg Dubin Quartet will fill the evening with the spirit of the season. We would love for you to bring a favorite dessert to share. If you are inspired to create and donate a holiday wreath for the auction, that would be great. Please let us know in your RSVP if you would like to contribute in one or both ways. To RSVP, please email LagunaBeachDemocraticClub@gmail.com

NEW Dec 13 Wednesday 7-10pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats @ Chapter One: the modern local, 227 N. Broadway
We'll mix & mingle, hear from candidate Andy Thorburn (CA-39), and Doug Applegate (CA-49), then partner with Newman for Senate for a phone/text bank to help sleigh the recall! 🐻   ** DONATIONS WANTED**   In the holiday spirit, please bring used towels, used blankets, new socks, & new underwear. We will donate these items to OC Poverty Alleviation Coalition, who will distribute them to people experiencing homelessness

NEW Dec 15 Friday 4:30-6:30pm, Irvine: TWW Monthly Meeting @ IRWD Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Together We Will Orange County monthly meeting.

NEW Dec 15 Friday 6:30-8pm, Irvine: Moms Demand Action - new member meeting @ Irvine Ranch Water District, 15600 Sand Canyon Ave
Please join us for new members meeting and learn more about Moms Demand Action and our fight for common sense gun laws. We will have informational break-out sessions so you can see how you can get involved. Please RSVP in the link below: http://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event_attend/7500

NEW Dec 15 Friday 6:30-8:30pm, Fullerton: NARAL Pro-Choice California Ugly Holiday Sweater Textbanking Party! @ Friends of Josh Newman Opposed to the Recall, 153 N Raymond Ave
Show off your ugliest holiday sweater while volunteering (textbanking) for women's reproductive rights! There will be snacks, drinks, an ugly holiday sweater contest, and more fun holiday themed activities! A smartphone or laptop is required for this event.   Bill/issue for textbanking is TBD closer to date of event.

NEW Dec 16 Saturday 9am-12noon, Costa Mesa: Free Citizenship Workshop @ Fairview Community Church, 2525 Fairview
Sponsored by CAIR CA, Orange County Labor Federation, Fairview Community Church and LA Immigrant Right Center, the workshop will provide: attorney consultation and review, why become a citizen, protection from deportation, traveling with US passport, priority in bringing family member to US, gaining citizenship for children, voting. Languages: English, Spanish and more. Advance registration required: call 714/776-1177.

NEW Dec 16 Saturday 1pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club and Laguna Unites, Voter Registration- Winter Holiday Event @ 250 Broadway St.
Please join us for a celebration of my 1 Year Anniversary & 2018 Campaign Kick-Off RSVP at Nicole.Ward.Ca@gmail.com or call 213-605-5471

NEW Dec 16 Saturday 2-4pm, Anaheim: Refugees Welcome Reception and Community Forum @ Olive Tree Restaurant, 518 S Brookhurst St.
Join Activate Labs and the Arab American Civic Council for a #RefugeesWelcome Reception and Community Forum to uplift the voices of those most impacted by the current volatile political climate! Event is open to the public. For more information, contact Johanna Mustafa at johanna.mustafa@gmail.com

NEW Dec 16 Saturday 2-5pm, 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. For More Info: facebook.com/events/1947046645616812/

NEW Dec 16 Saturday 6-9:30, Irvine: OC Young Democrats Obama Awards @ 401 Rockefeller Drive
Join OC Young Democrats for our inaugural Obama Awards on December 16th to honor Orange County leaders continuing President Obama's legacy of hope & change in our community! || PROGRAM || The evening will begin with a reception at 6:30 pm at our open bar (21 + only) then go into a short program commemorating the honorees. || HONOREES || Obama Award : Senator Josh Newman Amin David Civil Rights Award : Councilmember Dr. Jose Moreno Dolores Huerta Labor Award : Jennifer Muir-Beuthin Rising Star Award : Councilmember Kim Bernice Nguyen Harvey Milk LGBT+ Award : Aaron McCall Mentor of the Year Award : Senator Joe Dunn Buy your tickets here: secure.actblue.com/donate/obamas2017

NEW Dec 17 Sunday 2-5pm, Santa Ana: Access to Recovery's Annual Holiday Party @ Centennial Regional Park, 3000 W Edinger Ave,
Join us for our first annual holiday BBQ. Food will be provided. Community attendees are welcome to bring a gift bag with up to $20 of items to be given to those living without shelter. We will be providing socks, hats and gloves but need fun gifts. We believe that everyone deserves a Christmas present, regardless of their income level or socioeconomic status, so we want these presents to be fun, not just the essentials. We hand those out year round.   Gift item suggestions:   T-Shirts   Non-perishable food   Gift Cards   Camp stove   Lantern/flash lights   Art supplies   Books   Or any other fun presents.   In lieu of a gift bag, financial donations can be accepted through PayPal or our online fundraiser. If on PayPal, just note that the donation is for this event.

NEW Dec 17 Sunday 3-4pm, Santa Ana: A Spiritual Response to Climate Change @ REI Community Room, 2962 El Camino Real
Interfaith Panel: Trav Williams Baha'i “The true value of nature cannot be expressed in economic terms.” - Bahá'í International Community Sister Nadine McGuinness, Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange Catholic “Doomsday predictions can no longer be met with irony or disdain.” - Pope Francis Please help make it a non-plastic water bottle event.

NEW Dec 17 Sunday 8-10pm, Fullerton: Free Discussion Society #12 "Should religion play more or less of a role in American society?" @ Max Bloom's Cafe Noir, 220 N Malden Ave,
Welcome to the end of apathy. We are here to take an active role in cultivating ideas and developing solutions, to harness the power of discussion and critical thinking. We are here to spread the most valuable commodities that we have, knowledge and information. The only way to end apathy is for our voices to be heard, welcome to the Free Discussion Society.   Free Discussion Society is a moderated discussion platform for the people. The format is very simple, every attendee that wants to speak will get an allotted time to do so, after that round the host will ask questions in response to opinions presented, and the last round there will be an open discussion with attendees being called on by the host. We hope to keep the discussion respectful, there will be zero tolerance for any personal attacks and disrespect.

NEW Dec 18 Monday 4-6pm, Anaheim: The People's Homeless Task Force @ UUCA - Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor Blvd.
Public comment prep for Tuesday's City Council meeting.

NEW Dec 20 Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Fundraising Reception in support of Kevin de Leon for US Senate @ AlvaradoSmith, 1 MacArthur Place, Ste. 200
Campaign reception in support of Kevin de Leon for U.S. Senate. More info: facebook.com/events/1990269704578687

NEW Dec 21 Thursday 5:30pm, Laguna Woods: Planned Parenthood Advocacy Night Holiday Edition Join us for our monthly Advocacy Night, Holiday Party Edition! 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.   For this event, we will come together to celebrate the upcoming holidays with food, games, and ugly holiday sweaters! Bring your favorite dessert, and we'll provide the main dish.   We will also discuss upcoming volunteer opportunities, the 2018 OC Women's March, and more!   RSVP by clicking here!   In solidarity,   Ana with Public Affairs

NEW Dec 21 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Garden Grove: Homeless Persons' Inter-religious Memorial Service @ The Christ Cathedral (Crystal Cathedral, 13280 Chapman Ave,
Each year, thousands of individuals experiencing homelessness die on the streets of our nation due to illness, exposure or violence. Many from our very own community of Orange County. Please join us as we honor and acknowledge their lives as part of the human family. Office of Pastoral Care for Families in All Stages/Diocese of Orange


2018

JANUARY

NEW Jan 7 Sunday 1-3:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative: Jan Meeting, @ Youth-on-the-Move, Inc. Hqt., 1850 E. 17th Street #103
Whether you're already an active member of OC Racial Justice Collaborative or a new attendee, we'd love to see you at the meeting. Come and meet other like-minded racial justice activists who are working toward the common goal of eradicating racism through allyship and the calling out of racist policies, ideas, and actions within our own community. Please join us and become a part of this vital human rights, anti-racist movement.   We welcome you to bring your own snacks or snacks to share!   There is a large free parking lot directly behind the building off of 16th St.

NEW Jan 13 Saturday 9am-noon, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle CA's 48th Congressional District Candidate Debate @ Harbour View Elementary, 4343 Pickwick Cir.
The HB Huddle is hosting a gloves off candidates' debate co-moderated by US Congressman Alan Lowenthal and State Assembly Candidate Josh Lowenthal. After four successful candidate forums, a straw poll, and other consideration, the field has been narrowed to four candidates; (In alphabetical order by last name): Dr. Hans Keirstead is one of the world's leading innovators in stem cell research and medical treatments. Hans has been an advocate for stem cell research in Washington D.C. and here in CA with Prop 71. For more info https://hansforca.com. Laura Oatman is a licensed architect, small business owner and mother of five who has deep roots in Orange County, having graduated from UCI before receiving her Masters in Architecture from UCLA. She is a passionate advocate for the environment, women's rights, education and health care, and lives in Newport Beach with her husband of 33 years. For more info https://oatmanforcongress.com Harley Rouda is a successful businessman, philanthropist and attorney, who created the firm Real Living, and now serves in a leadership position in successful firms in a variety of industries. He received an MBA from The Ohio State University, and a J.D. from Capital University Law School. Harley lives in Laguna Beach with his wife; Kaira, and their four kids. For more info https://harleyforcongress.com Omar Siddiqui is a prominent trial attorney, engineer, and advisor to the FBI and CIA on issues of national security and counter-terrorism. A powerful courtroom advocate, he holds a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law and Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Engineering from USC. For moreinfo https://omarinthehouse.com/ Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hb-huddle-candidates-debate-tickets-40924205400Check-in at 9:00 am. Eventbrite seating 9:30. General Seating 9:45. Debate starts Promptly at 10:00 Am. Don't forget to stay after and sign up to join HB Huddle at the OC Woman's March on 01/20/2018 or register https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-womens-march-on-washington-orange-county-registration-38735262212 Donations welcome. Cash, credit card or checks made out to HB Huddle.

NEW Jan 13 Saturday 6-9pm, Tustin: National Women's Political Caucus: Casino Night - Betting on our Candidates @ 10920 Silverado Ter
Join NWPC Orange County for an evening of Food, Fun, and Politics, with a little gambling too! Special Guests: Gubernatorial Candidate Delaine Eastin and the NWPC National Board of Directors.

NEW Jan 20 Saturday 9am-1pm, Santa Ana: 2nd Annual Women's March @ Downtown Santa Ana
The time has come to march again, grow our movement and continue the change we started. Will you be a part of the change? Last year we marched and lifted up our voices letting the nation know, Womens' rights are human rights! Since then, we have built a movement, called, wrote letters all to protect women's rights on so many levels. Register here to receive updates for the march. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-womens-march-on-washington-orange-county-registration-38735262212 March web site is http://www.ocwomensmarch.org/.

NEW Jan 23 Tuesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative book club discussion The New Jim Crow @ Youth-on-the-Move, Inc. Hqt., 1850 E. 17th. Street #103
For 2018, we are going to go chapter-by-chapter through The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander for our monthly book club discussion. In January, we will start by reading the Introduction. We will be using The New Jim Crow Study Guide and Call to Action to frame our discussions, which can be downloaded for free here: http:// www.newjimcroworganizing.or g/studyguide-free.html We will discuss Chapter 1 during our February reading discussion. After we finish the book, we will read Building a Movement to End the New Jim Crow and then at the end of the year we will watch the film 13th by Ava DuVernay. You are welcome to bring food for yourself or to share! There is a large free parking lot directly behind the building off of 16th St.


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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southerncaliforniajp.wordpress.com/   So Cal Justice and Peace
la.indymedia.org/calendar   Los Angeles Independent Media Center
change-links.org   Change Links
icujp.org/calendar.shtml   Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace
coalitionforworldpeace.org/events.html   Coalition For World Peace
lbapn.org/lbapn-event-calendar   Long Beach Area Peace Network
sddemocrats.org/calendar.htm   San Diego County Democratic Party
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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