Weekly Orange County Progressive


Monday September 7, 2016     Issue No. 662


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MAY

NEW May 1 Sunday 9am, Anaheim: May Day March

NEW May 1 Sunday noon, Newport Beach: Banning Ranch Tours with Steve Ray, Executive Director of Banning Ranch Conservancy

NEW May 1 Sunday 2pm, Santa Ana: May Day is Our Day - Human Rights and Equity for All

NEW May 1 Sunday 5pm, Santa Ana: Join the May Day Trans Queer Contingent - Demand an end to trans detention

NEW May 3 Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm Santa Ana: Hispanic Advisory Council Cinco de Mayo Meet & Greet

NEW May 3 Tuesday 7pm, Huntington Beach: Town Hall Meeting about Proposed Huntington Beach Desalination Plant sponsored by Residents for Responsible Desalination

NEW May 4 Wednesday 5:30-8pm, Tustin: Cancel 287(g)

NEW May 4 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC Regular Meeting

NEW May 5 Thursday 5pm, Anaheim: OCLF Solidarity Leadership Awards Dinner

NEW May 5 Thursday 6:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC Cinco De Mayo Social Night (aka Taco Thursday)

NEW May 6 Friday 11:30am-1:30pm, Costa Mesa: Celebration of Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties' 25th Anniversary

NEW May 7 Saturday 9:30am-2:30pm, Santa Ana: 5th Annual Youth In Resistance Conference

NEW May 7 Saturday 10am-8pm, Fullerton: 2nd Annual OC Anarchist Bookfair

NEW May 9 Monday 6-8pm, Orange: Students Organize Bipartisan Debate for Congressional District 46 Candidates

NEW May 10 Tuesday 6-7pm, Irvine: OC NOW Board Meeting

NEW May 10 Tuesday 6pm, Capistrano Beach: Progressives of South OC Last Meeting Until Fall

NEW May 10 Tuesday 7:30pm, Santa Ana: Catching the Sun

NEW May 11 Wednesday 10am, Costa Mesa:: Support LGBTQ Students and Fight Hate at the OCDE School Board Meeting

[Update] May 12 Thursday 9am, Newport Beach: California Coastal Commission Meeting

NEW May 12 Thursday 5:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: 46thCongressional District Candidates Town Hall Discussion

NEW May 12 Thursday 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: Living Vegan planning meeting

NEW May 14 Saturday 9:30am-noon Corona del Mar, Long Beach, Mission Viejo/10am-noon Brea: Monthly Meetings of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL)

NEW May 14 Saturday 11am-4pm, Huntington Beach: 8th Annual Baby Shower for Wildlife with Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center

NEW May 14 Saturday 12:45pmm Santa Ana: OC March For The Homeless

NEW May 14 Saturday 4:30-9:45pm, Laguna Woods: Golbung Programs

NEW May 17 Tuesday 4:45pm, Santa Ana: Call On Council To #EndTransDetention

NEW May 18 Wednesday 6pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democrats Meeting Featuring Charles Blek, President of the Orange County Chapter of the Brady Campaign

NEW May 18 (3rd Wednesday) 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: OC for Climate Action

NEW May 19 Thursday 6pm, Anaheim: OCCCO's 31st Annual Colors of Justice Dinner & Celebration

NEW May 19 Thursday 6:30 pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa First Town Hall Meeting

NEW May 20 Friday 8pm, Lake Forest: OC NORML Meeting

NEW May 21 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United-Orange County Presents Bonnie Castrey on the Religion Issues in Our School Boards

NEW May 21 Saturday 2pm, Anaheim: "Paying the Price for Peace: The Story of S. Brian Wilson"

NEW May 22 Sunday 12:30-2:30 pm, Costa Mesa: Fix-It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point

NEW May 22 Sunday 3pm, Irvine: "Future You Can Believe In" Rally with Bernie Sanders

NEW May 22 Sunday 3:30-5:30pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club 2016 Winetasting Fundraiser

NEW May 22 Sunday 6:30-9pm, Irvine: Screening of Speciesism

NEW May 22 Sunday 7:30pm, Santa Ana: MILK: Harvey Milk Day Screening

NEW May 24 Tuesday 7am, Anaheim: "A Future to Believe In" Rally with Bernie Sanders

NEW May 24 Tuesday 5-7pm, Anaheim: Bernie Sanders Volunteer Office Opening

NEW Nay 24 (4th Tuesday) 5:30-6:30pm, Orange: Peace Vigil by MFSO and CODEPINK

NEW May 24 Tuesday 6:30pm, Irvine: Ready for Hillary Party

NEW May 25 Wednesday 10am-1pm, Anaheim: Protest Donald Trump

NEW May 25 Wednesday 10:45am, Buena Park: Organizing Event with Hillary Clinton

NEW May 25 Wednesday 11am, Irvine: Women For OC - Violence in America, with OC Sheriff Sandra Hutchens

NEW May 25 Wednesday 11:30am-1:30pm, Tustin: OC Interfaith Coalition for the Environment - 7th Annual Faith Leaders' Luncheon

NEW May 26 Thursday 6pm, Irvine: PDA Greater OC Chapter

NEW May 27 Friday noon, Irvine: BernEaters at UCI Rally for Bernie

NEW May 27 Friday 7-9pm, Fullerton: BaoCheladas

NEW May 31 Tuesday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: Clergy & Community (CLUE) Gathering

NEW May 31 (last Tuesday) 7:15-9pm, Irvine: Amnesty International group 178 meeting


JUNE

NEW Jun 1 Wednesday 5:30pm, Fountain Valley: OC Water District Board of Directors Meeting on Proposed Huntington Beach Desalination Project

NEW Jun 1 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC Regular Meeting with Norberto Santana, Publisher of Voice of OC

NEW Jun 2 Thursday 11:15am, Anaheim: Grand Jurors Association of OC Luncheon Featuring Latest "Voice of OC" Watchdog Perspective Presented by Norberto Santana, Jr.

NEW Jun 2 Thursday 5pm, Irvine: Wear Orange for National Gun Violence Awareness Day

NEW Jun 2 Thursday 6-8pm, Tustin: Fundraising Event Supporting Beckie Gomez for Orange County Board of Education District 1

NEW Jun 2 Thursday 7pm, Whittier: "Paying the Price for Peace: The Story of S. Brian Wilson"

NEW Jun 4 Saturday 9am-1pm, Anaheim: Sharon Quirk-Silva 2016 Assembly Campaign Office Open for Business

NEW Jun 4 Saturday 5-8pm, Anaheim: World Refugee Day

NEW Jun 5 Sunday 3-5pm, Laguna Hills: Farrah Khan for Irvine City Meet and Greet

NEW Jun 6 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: The Revolution will Continue with Dr. Jill Stein

NEW Jun 7 Tuesday 7am-8pm, Orange County: Primary Election Day

NEW Jun 7 Tuesday 7:30-9:30pm, Fullerton: Primary Results Watch Party

NEW Jun 9 Thursday 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: Living Vegan Planning Meeting

NEW Jun 11 Saturday 9:30am-noon Corona del Mar/Long Beach/Mission Viejo,10am-noon, Brea: Monthly Meeting of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL)

NEW Jun 11 (2nd Saturday) 10am-noon, Westminister: OC Peace Coalition General Meeting

NEW Jun 11 Saturday noon-1pm, Orange: Flag Day Celebration with OC Democrats

NEW Jun 12 Sunday 9am-noon, Santa Ana: Santa Ana Street Breakfast by Santa Ana Club

NEW Jun 12 Sunday 2-5pm, Santa Ana: You Totally Dessert This with LGBT Center OC

NEW Jun 12 Sunday 6:30 Santa Ana: Lights For Orlando

NEW Jun 13 Monday 6:30pm, Irvine: OC NOW General Meeting - Armida Brashears Is Featured Speaker on Importance of Women Voting

NEW Jun 14 Tuesday 1pm, Laguna Woods: Final Adult Performance by LWDC Member Selma Bukstein of "Heroes of Democracy"

NEW Jun 15 Wednesday 4-5:30pm, Orange/7-8:30pm, Irvine: The OC Interfaith Committee to Aid Farm Workers Book Signing Party for "America's Social Arsonist Fred Ross" by Gabriel Thompson

NEW Jun 15 Wednesday 6pm, Laguna Beach: oLaguna Beach Democratic Club Annual Picnic

NEW Jun 15 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: OC for Climate Action (OCCA) Meeting

[Location change] Jun 15 Wednesday 8pm, Huntington Beach: OC NORML Business and Industry meeting

NEW Jun 16 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Huntington Beach: Living Vegan Social

NEW Jun 17 Friday 7-8:30pm, Garden Grove: Vietnamese Americans and Allies Gather in Solidarity with Orlando

NEW Jun 18-19 Saturday 9am-2pm & Sunday 9:15am, Westminster: Grand Opening of Dieu Ngu Temple with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

NEW Jun 18 Saturday 1:30pm, Irvine: Americans United For Separation Of Church & State - Hoaged: When Religious Hospitals Take Over with Judge Lynn Riddle

NEW Jun 18 Saturday 7-9pm, Brea: Queer Vietnameseness: Documentary Screening and Q&A

NEW Jun 18 Saturday 7:30-9pm, Huntington Beach: Candlelight Vigil to Mourn Lives Lost in Orlando

NEW Jun 21 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Mexico Resiste! Vigilia En Nombre De Los Caidos Por La Lucha!

NEW Jun 22 Wednesday 6-8pm, Tustin: NWPC CA Board of Directors and Southern California Candidates for a Meet and Greet for Tustin City Council Candidate, Letitia Clark

NEW Jun 25 Saturday 9am, Costa Mesa: OC Parks Clean Up and BBQ

NEW Jun 26 Sunday 11am-12pm, Westminster: Walk for Hope planning meeting

NEW Jun 26 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Irvine Dem Club Meeting with Chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County Henry Vandermeir

NEW Jun 29 Wednesday 5pm, Santa Ana: March for a Moratorium on Deportations

NEW Jun 29 Wednesday 6pm, Irvine: PDA Greater OC Chapter


JULY

NEW Jul 1 Friday 5pm, Corona del Mar: OCIYU Bonfire

NEW Jul 2 Saturday noon-10pm, Santa Ana: Trans* Pride - Trans*4ming OC

NEW Jul 3 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party Meeting

NEW Jul 4 Monday 9:30am, Huntington Beach: Come march in the 4th July Parade with VFP

NEW Jul 5 Tuesday Time TBA, Vista: Sit-in at Representative Issa District Office

NEW Jul 7 Thursday 6-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Protest in solidarity with the teachers of Oaxaca

NEW Jul 8 Friday 7-10pm, Huntington Beach: Vigil: Why Are You Killing Us?

NEW Jul 10 Sunday noon-4pm, Anaheim: Really, Really Free Market

NEW Jul 10 Sunday 12:30-3pm, Santa Ana: Brown & Black Lives Matter--End Police Brutality

NEW Jul 10 Sunday 1-3pm, Huntington Beach: OC for Hillary Potluck Picnic

NEW Jul 10 Sunday 1:30pm, Irvine: Humanist Association of OC Meeting with Stephanie Campbell and Susan Johnston on End of Live Option Act

NEW Jul 10 Sunday 4-8pm, Anaheim: Black Lives Matter Protest

NEW Jul 10 Sunday 7:30-9:30pm, Irvine: Love Thy Neighbor Candlelight Vigil

NEW Jul 11 Monday 4pm, Fullerton: CSUF #BlackLivesMatter

NEW Jul 11 Monday 7pm, Orange: Pax Christi Book Discussion

NEW Jul 12 Tuesday 5-8pm, Anaheim: Black Lives Matter Protest

NEW Jul 12 Tuesday 5-11pm, Anaheim: Anaheim City Council to Consider Half A Billion Dollars in Subsidies

NEW Jul 12 Tuesday 7:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Barrio Writers & CSUF Grand Central Art Center Present Reading with Author Cathy Arellano

NEW Jul 13 Wednesday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Wood Democratic Club - UCI Professor of Law Jennifer Chacón "Comprehensive Immigration Reform - How and When?"

NEW Jul 13 Wednesday 7pm, Newport Beach: OC Young Democrats

NEW Jul 14 Thursday 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: Living Vegan Planning Meeting

Jul 16-17 Saturday & Sunday 8:30am-6pm, Santa Ana: Transforming Conflict - Hosted by Alternatives to Violence Project

NEW Jul 16 Saturday 9:30-11am, Fountain Valley: Walk for Hope Planning Meeting/ Scavenger Hunt

NEW Jul 16 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United For Separation Of Church & State - Doug Wright On Being a Humanist in the U.S. Navy

NEW Jul 17 Sunday 8am-12pm, Anaheim: Peace and Dignity Runners

NEW Jul 17 Sunday 2-4pm, Mission Viejo: A Summer Social with the United Nations Association-USA OC Chapter

NEW Jul 17 Sunday 2-5pm, Fountain Valley: Tribute Luncheon for Al White

NEW Jul 17 Sunday 4-8pm, Fullerton: Unity March

NEW Jul 19 Tuesday 7pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats

NEW Jul 19 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club of OC

NEW Jul 20 Tuesday 6-9pm, San Juan Capistrano: South Orange County Democratic Club

NEW Jul 20 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: OC For Climate Action (OCCA)

NEW Jul 21 Thursday 4:30-8pm, Buena Park: OCLF Candidate Academy

NEW Jul 22 Friday 8am-12pm, Santa Ana: OC Courtwatch: Demand Accountability in the Orange County Court System

NEW Jul 22 Friday 7-8:30pm, Orange: Freedom Ring

NEW Jul 23 Saturday 1-9pm, Santa Ana: Musica en Movimiento Art and Music Festival

NEW Jul 24 Sunday 10am, Mission Viejo: Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation with Special Guest Speaker Gustavo Arellano

NEW Jul 26 Tuesday 10am-12pm, Anaheim: CLUE Clergy & Community Gathering

NEW Jul 26 Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm, Orange: Reception with Labor and OC Pipeline Project

NEW Jul 26 (last Tuesday) 7:15-9pm, Irvine: Amnesty International group 178 meeting

NEW Jul 27 Wednesday 11am-1:30pm, Irvine: >Women For: OC - "Where To Invade Next: A Film by Michael Moore"

NEW Jul 30 Saturday 2-6pm, Garden Grove: Reception for Rickk Montoya, Candidate for Garden Grove City Council District 6

NEW Jul 31 Sunday 11am-2pm, Brea: Anaheim Sings The Blues, A Blues Barbecue Lunch and Fundraiser for Dr. Jose F. Moreno's Campaign for Anaheim City Council, District 3

NEW Jul 31 Sunday 1:30-3:30pm, Irvine: Meet & Greet with Irvine City Council Candidate Farrah N. Khan

NEW Jul 31 Sunday 2-4pm, Costa Mesa: Meet & Greet to Elect John Stephens to Costa Mesa City Council

NEW Jul 31 Sunday 4pm. Santa Ana: New Member Coffee for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

NEW Jul 31 Sunday 6-9pm, Irvine: A Screening of PlantPure Nation


AUGUST

NEW Aug 2 Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm, Anaheim: Sharon Quirk-Silva for Assembly Reception

NEW Aug 3 Wednesday 6pm, San Clemente: Democratic Women of South OC

NEW Aug 4 Thursday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: Annual Hate Crime Report

NEW Aug 4 Thursday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC

NEW Aug 4 Thursday 6:30-9pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC with Henry Vandermeir, Chair of the Democratic Party of OC

NEW Aug 6 Saturday 6-10pm, Santa Ana: Chicano/Latino Artists United for Social Justice,Curated by Abe Moya

NEW Aug 6 Saturday 6:30-9:30pm, Santa Ana: Trans*4ming OC Open Art Gallery

NEW Aug 7 Sunday 2pm, Anaheim: Poverty: The Root of Social Degeneration

NEW Aug 9 Tuesday noon-2pm, Anaheim: CAIR-LA Community Activism Workshop Black Lives Matter Session

NEW Aug 9 Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm, Tustin: Victory Celebration to Honor Beckie Gomez' Successful Campaign for OC Board of Education

NEW Aug 11 Thursday 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: Living Vegan Meeting

NEW Aug 11 Thursday 8pm, Santa Ana: A Screening & Discussion of "Where to Invade Next"

NEW Aug 12-13 Friday/Saturday 9am-3pm, Huntington Beach: Hope for the Homeless, A Symposium on Housing Solutions with Saj Jivanjee

NEW Aug 13 Saturday 9:30am, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club's Annual Fundraiser with Kevin de Leon, President Pro Tem, CA State Senate

NEW Aug 13 Saturday 9:30am-noon Corona del Mar/Long Beach/Mission Viejo, 10-noon Brea: Monthly Meeting of Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL)

NEW Aug 13 Saturday 11am-4:30pm, Irvine: Community Solidarity March and Summit

NEW Aug 13 Saturday noon-2pm, Huntington Beach: OakView ComUNIDAD Taco Crawl

NEW Aug 13 Saturday 2pm, Anaheim: UUCA Social Justice Committee Presents "Dream On"

NEW Aug 14 Sunday noon-4pm, Anaheim: Back to School Really, Really Free Market

NEW Aug 16 Tuesday 12-2pm, Anaheim: CAIR-LA Community Activism Workshop Coalition Building and Community Organizing

NEW Aug 16 Tuesday 2-8pm, Santa Ana: NWPC California Office Grand Opening

NEW Aug 16 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club of OC

NEW Aug 17 Wednesday 6-9pm, Anaheim: Community Candidates' Forum Hosted by Anaheim Republican Assembly

NEW Aug 17 Wednesday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: Volunteer Orientation for anyone/any group interested in Saving Banning Ranch

NEW Aug 17 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: OC for Climate Action

NEW Aug 17 Wednesday 7pm, Orange: OC Death Penalty Focus Meeting

NEW Aug 17 Wednesday 8pm, Huntington Beach: OC NORML Collective/Industry Meeting

NEW Aug 19 Friday 8pm, Lake Forest: OC NORML General Meeting

NEW Aug 20 Saturday 10am-12noon, Westminster: OC Peace Coalition Meeting

NEW Aug 20/21 Saturday/Sunday 10am-3pm, Costa Mesa: Learn About How to Save Banning Ranch by Tabling

NEW Aug 20 Saturday 12:30-3:30pm, Westminster: Walk for Hope Planning Meeting

NEW Aug 20 Saturday 1-4pm, Santa Ana: Barrio Writers Live Reading

NEW Aug 20 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, The Supreme Court and the Future of the Separation of Church & State

NEW Aug 20 Saturday 5-7pm, Covina: The California Alliance for Retired Americans' Third Annual Garden Party and Fundraiser with Keynote Speaker State Treasurer John Chiang

NEW Aug 20 Saturday 6pm, Anaheim: UndocuFutures Masquerade Gala

NEW Aug 21 Sunday 2:30-4:30pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine Grand Opening of Campaign Headquarters

NEW Aug 21 Sunday 7-9pm, Irvine: A Screening of Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home

NEW Aug 23 Tuesday noon-1pm, Anaheim: Overtime Pay for Farm Workers

NEW Aug 23 Tuesday noon-2pm, Anaheim: CAIR-LA Community Activism Workshop Allyship Workshop

NEW Aug 24 Wednesday 8:30am-12:30pm, Fullerton: OC Court Watch in North Court

NEW Aug 24 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Santa Ana: OC Food Access Coalition present Food Matters: Starting and Growing Your Urban Ag Project

NEW Aug 25 Thursday 7-9pm, Huntington Beach: STOP Poseidon! Town Hall

NEW Aug 26 Friday 7-9pm, Costa Mesa: Strangers No More

NEW Aug 26 Friday 7-10pm, Costa Mesa: The End of Opiates, An Evening Benefitting Dr. Piomell's Cannabinoid Research at UC Irvine

NEW Aug 27 Saturday 8am-1pm, Hungtington Beach: Jammin' at the Jetty: Surfing for Conservation

NEW Aug 27-28 Saturday-Sunday 8am-2pm, Santa Ana: Immigrant Youth Coalition's QUTI (Queer Undocumented Trans Intersex) Hosts The QUTI (Queer Undocumented Trans Incarcerated) Convening

NEW Aug 27 Saturday 9am, Huntington Beach: Combined Save Banning Ranch/Stop the Poseidon Desal Get Together and Hike

NEW Aug 27 Saturday 5:30pm, Anaheim: The Democratic Party of OC 22nd Harry S. Truman Awards Dinner

NEW Aug 28 Sunday 11am, Santa Ana: 36th Annual Women For: OC Suffrage Day Champagne Brunch

NEW Aug 30 Tuesday 10am-noon, Irvine: CLUE Clergy & Community August 2016 Gathering

NEW Aug 30 Tuesday 6pm, Costa Mesa: Get Connected with Council Member Katrina Foley

NEW Aug 30 Tuesday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club Meeting

NEW Aug 30 (last Tuesday) 7:15-9pm, Irvine: Amnesty International group 178 meeting

NEW Aug 31 Wednesday 4-7pm, Santa Ana: Sacred Stone Solidarity Tool Drive

NEW Aug 31 Wednesday 6pm, Irvine: PDA Orange County Chapter General Meeting


SEPTEMBER

NEW Sep 1 Thursday 6pm, Fountain Valley: An Evening with Erwin Chemerinsky Hosted by the Democratic Club of West OC

NEW Sep 1 Thursday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC

NEW Sep 1 Thursday 7-9:30pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace & Justice Coalition screening of "The Big Short"

NEW Sep 3 Saturday 10am-2pm, Westminster: West OC Democratic Campaign Office Grand Opening & Open House

NEW Sep 3 Saturday 10am-3pm, Santa Ana: OC Labor Federation Labor Day Celebration

NEW Sep 3 Saturday 5-8pm, Irvine: Forum For Local City Council / Mayoral Candidates From All Parties

NEW Sep 3 Saturday 7-10pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club Headquarters

NEW Sep 4 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party Meeting

NEW Sep 7 Wednesday 4-7pm, Santa Ana: Sacred Stone Solidarity Tool Drive

[Moved] Sep 7 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC Regular Moved to Thursday

NEW Sep 7-9 Wednesday 8am-Friday 6pm, Newport Beach: Hearing on Banning Ranch Project

NEW Sep 8 Thursday 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: Living Vegan Meeting

NEW Sep 8 Thursday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC IrRegular Meeting with Henry Vandermeir, Chair of the Democratic Party of OC

NEW Sep 9 Friday 10am, Santa Ana: Solidarity Protests Against Prison Slave Labor

NEW Sep 9 Friday 5:30-7:30pm, Anaheim: North OC Democratic Headquarters Grand Opening

NEW Sep 9 Friday 7-10pm, Santa Ana: Sacred Stone Soliarity Benefit

NEW Sep 10 Saturday 9:30am, Costa Mesa: Banning Ranch Victory Bike & Walk

NEW Sep 10 Saturday 9:30am-noon Corona del Mar/Long Beach/Mission Viejo, 10-noon Brea: Monthly Meeting of Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL)

NEW Sep 10 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: Creating a Thriving Community

NEW Sep 10 Saturday 10am-1:30pm, Anaheim: Get Out the Vote 2016 Kickoff Party

NEW Sep 10 Saturday 11am-1pm, Irvine: OC for Climate Action Presents Bringing Clean Energy to Orange County, a conversation with Nicole Capretz

NEW Sep 10 Saturday 5pm, Huntington Beach: Meet Local Huntington Beach Candidates at Concert Featuring Vern Pat Nelson

NEW Sep 11 Sunday 1:30, Irvine: Humanist Association of OC - Plantation Legacies in the Black Lives Matter Movement

NEW Sep 12 Monday 11am-11pm, Huntington Beach: Walk for Hope Fundraiser

NEW Sep 12 Monday 6-8pm, Irvine: OC NOW Celebrating Suffrage and the VOTE

NEW Sep 12 Monday 7-8:30pm, Orange: Pax Christi OC Gathering

NEW Sep 14 Wednesday 1:30, Laguna Woods Village: Concerned Citizens: UCI Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, 9th annual talk: "The Supreme Court Vacancy: Last Term and Impact of the Election"

NEW Sep 14 Wednesday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Democratic Club Meeting with Focus on Candidates, Ballot Measure, Voter Registration

NEW Sep 15 Thursday 11am-1pm, Irvine: OC for Climate Action Presents Bringing Clean Energy to Orange County, a conversation with Nicole Capretz

NEW Sep 15 Thursday 7:30-9:34pm, Costa Mesa: Presentation and Discussion of the movie Sold

NEW Sep 16 Friday noon, San Juan Capistrano: Lunch With League "San Onofre's Dangerous Disposal of Plutonium Waste: Is It Possible to Remove or End the Threat"

NEW Sep 16 Friday 4-6pm, Santa Ana: Free DACA Workshop for Initial & Renewal Applications

NEW Sep 17 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: AU-OC "Flicks for Thought" Series with To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine

NEW Sep 17 Saturday 5-7:30pm, Costa Mesa: 4th Annual Beacon of Light, Celebrating 10 Years of Shared Ministry with the Rev. Dr. Sarah Halverson-Cano

NEW Sep 18 Sunday noon, Anaheim: Really Free Market

NEW Sep 18 Sunday 12:30-3:30pm, Westminster: Walk for Hope planning meeting

NEW Sep 19 Monday 5:30-8pm, Santa Ana: OC Immigrant Youth United

NEW Sep 20 Tuesday 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: OC for Climate Action

NEW Sep 21 Wednesday 9:30-11am, Huntington Beach: Fostering Peace in Times of Violence Discussion Panel

NEW Sep 21 Wednesday 11:45am-1:30pm, Irvine: Annual New Clergy Welcome, Our 3 Police Chiefs' Update

NEW Sep 21 Wednesday 6pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club General Meeting

NEW Sep 21 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Santa Ana: Food Matters: Homemade Food Town Hall Hosted by OC Food Access Coalition

NEW Sep 21 Wednesday 6:30-9pm, Costa Mesa: Joint Meeting of Banning Ranch Conservancy and Sierra Club Banning Ranch Park and Preserve Task Force

NEW Sep 21 Wednesday 7-10pm, Huntington Beach: Picnic For Peace, Intl Day of Peace Screening of Planetary

NEW Sep 22 Thursday 7-10pm, Newport Beach: OCYD Local Endorsements' Meeting

[Correction] Sep 23 Friday 6-8pm, Irvine: OC NOW Celebrating Suffrage and the VOTE should have been listed for Monday Sep 12

NEW Sep 23-24 Friday-Saturday, Irvine: Irvine United Congregational Church's 2nd Annual Fairth & Works Conference

NEW Sep 24 Saturday 8:30-10am, Irvine: 3K Walk for Unity + Continental Breakfast

NEW Sep 24 Saturday 9:30am, Orange: National Women's Political Caucus of OC Champagne Brunch and Candidate Forum

NEW Sep 24 Saturday 10am-1pm, Santa Ana: Community Land in Community Hands kickoff

NEW Sep 24 Saturday 3-6pm, Silverado: OC Sierra Club Group Annual Fall Get-Together

NEW Sep 28 Wednesday 6:30pm, Irvine: Women For: Orange County Evening Meeting on 2016 Ballot Propositions


OCTOBER

NEW Oct 2 Sunday 2-4pm, Anaheim: Amin David Celebration of Life and Legacy

NEW Oct 4 Tuesday 5-7pm, Santa Ana: OC Gay Straight Alliance Leadership Hub Mixer

NEW Oct 15 Saturday 10am-1pm, Fountain Valley: Walk For Hope

NEW Oct 15 Saturday, 9am-noon, Newport Beach: Newport Beach/Irvine/Mesa CROP Hunger Walk


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JANUARY

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Jan 3 Sunday 1pm, Huntington Beach: OC Peace Coalition Meeting @ area near the pier

Jan 3 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Christina Hall, Executive Director of OC Food Access, presents "Food Security in Orange County: How You Can Help Make Change" @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
There will also be a short County Assembly of the Green Party of Orange County. https://greenpartyoc.wordpress.com/

Jan 3 Sunday 4:30pm, Irvine: BernEaters Pre-Winter Quarter Party @ 25 Palatine #321
There will be a campaign organizing meeting discussing this upcoming 2016 year for the Bernie Sanders campaign, followed by a potluck/bbq, games, music and fun. We are making history with this political revolution that this campaign is spearheading with Bernie Sanders' message. This upcoming year will be huge and we need all of your support to ensure that Bernie Sanders wins the Democratic nomination in March over Hillary Clinton and O'Malley and is elected the next 2016 President of the United States in November.   In addition, OC (Orange County) Millennials 4 Bernie Sanders will be joining us to discuss a necessary transition in leadership, so for those of you who are intereste

Jan 5 Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Gay Straight Alliance Leadership Group @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St.
The purpose of the Orange County Gay Straight Alliance Leadership Hub is to create a safe and affirming space for Gay Straight Alliance students and advisors to meet and network with others. Our goal is to continue expanding and providing a monthly space for you all to meet and be engaged at the community level. Additionally, it is a perfect opportunity to learn more about the LGBT Center OC, its youth programs, and how we can support your clubs this year.   This month's meeting will be dedicated toward the LGBTQIA Youth Convening happening in March! Please invite any club members who are interested in organizing the event! No past organizing experience is needed!   Food and beverages will be provided at no cost. The LGBT Center on 4th is located on 4th street between French and Spurgeon, above the Frida Cinema and adjacent to Native Son Alehouse. There is metered street parking in front and a pay lot on 5th and French.

Jan 5 Tuesday 7pm, Orange: Democratic Club of Orange @ Marie Callendar's Restaurant, 307 E Katella Ave.
Dinner at 6:30pm, Meeting begins at 7 Contact: (443) 254-8258 Email: jadelake@sbcglobal.net

Jan 6 Wednesday 6:30pm, Newport Beach: Living Vegan @ 1151 Dove St #210
Living Ubuntu will soon launch a new project called Living Vegan. Watch for complete info soon. A first casual meeting for a few local folks interested in supporting veganism in Orange County will take place this coming Wednesday evening livingubuntu.org

[cancelled Due to Weather] Jan 6 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC Regular Meeting @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 S. Coast Dr., Metropointe Ctr.
The program, with Jennifer Muir, General Manager of the Orange County Employees Association, is rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb 3. She will discuss Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court this term. The case is an attack on the Fair Share system, by which, in the United States today, no one is forced to join a union. But unions are forced to represent all workers, even those who do not join the union. If the court decides in favor of the challenge to Fair Share, unions will not be allowed to collect dues from non-members but will be required to continue representing them. It is an incredibly dangerous threat to the survival of public unions. Visit http://www.oceamember.org. Social hour begins at 6:30pm, meeting at 7:15. Admission is free. Please join us and bring a friend for a night of progressive action. If you have any questions, please email dfaoc.comm@gmail.com. Visit http://dfa-oc.org/

Jan 7 Thursday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC @ Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 North Harbor Blvd.
Briana Stickney and Jacob Mize will share their firsthand knowledge of the homeless plight in Orange County as well as discuss the efforts of groups like theirs to effectively deal with the issues that are encountered when attempting to improve the total well-being of the homeless. They will speak to the new shelter the Board of Supervisors authorized as well as present us with the challenge to be engaged.   We meet on the first Thursday of each month from 7:00 P.M.-8:30 P.M. (Social Hour begins at 6:00 P.M.)

Jan 7 Thursday 7-9pm, Fountain Valley: Who should succeed Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez to represent the CA 46th Congressional District? @ 17250 Los Jardines West
Confirmed keynote speaker is Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen, invited Senator Joe Dunn both are candidates in the 46th Congressional District. Senator Lou Correa, also a candidate came and spoke at our July 2015 meeting.

Jan 7 Thursday 7-9:30pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace & Justice Coalition screening of "CITIZENFOUR" @ St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave.
whittierpeace.org/index.htm#MovieNight

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

Jan 9 Saturday 10-11:30am, Garden Grove: Garden Grove LULAC Youth Council 2082 Monthly Meeting @ 11591 Candy Lane
To welcome the new members of LULAC youth 2082 into LULAC. We will discuss our annual activities and prepare our youth members to attend our LULAC District State and national Conventions.

Jan 9 (2nd Saturday) 10am-noon, Irvine: OC Peace Coalition General Meeting @ OC Friends meeting house, 2091 Business Center Dr, Suite 100
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 provided!   Bring your ideas and enthusiasm! ocpeace.org

Jan 9 Saturday 3-6pm, Costa Mesa: Meet & Greet With Dr. Sue Savary for Congress @ Home of Cheryl Campbell and Jeff Hutter, 282 Esther St.
https://savaryforcongress.nationbuilder.com/buy_tickets 3-4pm Social 4-5pm Program

Jan 9 Saturday 7pm, Anaheim: Networking and Fundraising Party: United4Bernie, Enough is Enough SoCal Rally @ 948 N Onondaga Ave.
eventbrite.com/e/united4bernie-enough-is-enough-fundraising-party-tickets-20245309265 The primary purpose of this event is to raise funds for the January 30th United4Bernie, Enough is Enough Rally that will be taking place at La Palma Park in Anaheim. As a secondary goal, we would like to reach out and network with local Bernie groups near Anaheim and encourage them to participate at the rally.

Jan 10 Sunday 11:30am, Mission Viejo: Solutions to Climate Change, A Conversation with Craig Preston @ Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23436 Madero, Ste 140
We need individual and collective action. Many say put a price on carbon. How would a carbon fee and dividend work? How can you join a movement for solutions? Free admission! Refreshments provided! Great event to bring friends and neighbors!   Sponsored by Tapestry's Green Sanctuary Committee. For more information contact Bev Huff at bevhuff@cox.net or Sue Dearing at sdearing@comline.com. Craig Preston is So Cal Regional Coordinator for Citizen's Climate Lobby, which is a non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

Jan 10 Sunday noon-1pm, Huntington Beach: Close Guantanamo Bay detention camp @ Huntington Beach Pier, 1 Main St

Jan 10 Sunday noon-2pm, Irvine: Lean In OC: Annual Women's Leadership Luncheon @ Brio Tuscany Grille Irvine, 618 Spectrum Center Dr.
eventbrite.com/e/lean-in-oc-annual-womens-leadership-luncheon-tickets-19970176335 Join us for an inspirational luncheon to "lean in and lead on" in your careers and communities. The topic is "The Makings of a Mentor". Learn about the importance of identifying and connecting to mentors as well as the importance of mentoring other women, regardless of the stage in your career. Space is limited. So purchase your tickets to reserve your seats today. We can't wait to connect with you!

Jan 10 Sunday 1:30pm, Irvine: Humanist Association of OC "Toward a Secular Spirituality" @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Election of Officers and Members at Large If you are interested in serving as an Officer or serving on the Board of Directors, please let Juan Bernal know. He is chair of the nominating committee. You can send email to him at jbernal41@hotmail.com or contact him at or before our January 10 meeting.   Also, Speaker: Robert A. Richert, Topic: "Toward a Secular Spirituality"   Meet and Greet at 1:30, Meeting begins at 2 http://meetup.com/OCHumanists/

Jan 11 Monday 5:30pm, Irvine: OC NOW General Membership Meeting @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room
Please come join us in the 1st meeting of 2016 Feel free to contact us if you have any questions Tish Leon Co-President 714-401-8312 tishleon@roadrunner.com Kim Salter Co-President 949-230-1169 kimsalter@cox.net National Organization for Women (Orange County Chapter) P.O. Box 307 Laguna Beach, CA 92652

Jan 11 Monday 7-8:30pm, Orange: Pax Christi OC Gathering @ St. Joseph Center, Classroom 4, 480 S. Batavia
we begin studying "Jesus Christ Peacemaker - A New Theology of Peace" by Terrance Rynne. We will be reviewing and discussing Chapter 2 - Jesus' Teachings on Nonviolent Action.   Mike Walsh Pax Christi OC Coordinator (714) 970-2888 mikewalsh@pacbell.net

Jan 12 Tuesday 5:30pm, Orange: Democratic Party of OC Presidential State of the Union Address to Congress Party @ IBEW Local 441, 309 N. Rampart St.
Join fellow Orange County Democrats to witness President Obama's final State of the Union. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. A $5 suggested donation will be much appreciated. Doors open at 5:30pm; address begins at 6pm. Please RSVP to DPOC's Executive Director, Erik Taylor, by clicking here. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call our office at (714) 634-3367.

[cancelled] Jan 12 Tuesday 5:30-7pm, Capo Beach: Progressives of South OC
The Jan. 12 meeting at Agostinos has been cancelled because of a direct conflict with President Obama's last State of the Union address at the same time. For more information, visit socprogressives.com

Jan 12 Tuesday 6:30pm, Laguna Beach: Transition Laguna Tuesday Potluck and "You Can Easily Grow Great Tomatoes" with Mr. Tomato Man, David Freed @ Bridge Hall, Neighborhood Church, 340 St. Ann's Dr.
It's the New Year and what better way than to learn how to grow 50-100 pounds of tomatoes on a single plant! David will cover: Choosing Plants - Light, Soil, Water, Mulch, Pruning, Fertilizers, and More. Free talk and please bring a dish of food to share. Invite a friend or two. Doors Open at 6:30.

Jan 13 Wednesday 11:45am, Costa Mesa: Parliament of the World's Religions - A Recap of Salt Lake City 2015 @ OC Unitarian Universalist Church, 2845 Mesa Verde Dr. East.
The Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council welcomes you to our January Meeting/Luncheon. Come and learn about what took place at the Parliament of the World's Religions from those that attended. Speakers will represent Baha'I, Unitarian, Muslim, Sikh, Mormon, Zoroastrian, Jewish and Native Acjachem en Tribe. The Council meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month. All meetings are luncheons, except where noted. Meetings begin 11:45 am with fellowship time; luncheon at 12noon; program begins at 12:30pm and ends at 1:30pm. Lunche is $12 with reservation and $15 at the door. RSVP to Farrah@firstdrops.org by Tuesday Jan 12 at 7pm.

Jan 13 Wednesday 6-8pm, Irvine: ASUCI 2016 Campus Debate Series: Which Presidential Candidate is Best for the U.S.? @ UC Irvine, Crystal Cove Auditorium
Tickets: docs.google.com/forms/d/1RWRbAb_Kk0lsj20s08rUHcpiS5NRHamNglWvrCCqvs8/viewform ASUCI's 60 by 16 commission, in partnership with HQ: Student Commentary, is hosting its first ever Campus Debate Series among four political organizations on campus:   - BernEaters (Anteaters for Bernie Sanders) - College Democrats at UCI - College Republicans at UCI - & Young Americans for Liberty at UC   The debate will be moderated by: Dr. Davin Phoenix, Dr. Etel Solingen, and 60 by 16

Jan 13 Wednesday 6:30pm, Santa Ana: OC for Hillary Meeting @ 2031 Shelter wood
Meet other Hillary supporters and learn about phone banking and other volunteer happenings around Orange County. This will be a planning session for those interested in taking on leadership roles for local volunteer efforts, as well as preprarations for the Nevada Caucus on February 20, 2016. ***Please bring a laptop or tablet to Wednesday's meeting if you have one, and also a cell phone to make a few calls from.***

Jan 13 Wednesday 7pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd ADA Monthly Meeting @ IAMAW District Lodge, 5402 Bolsa Ave.
(Doors open at 6:30pm) Meeting begins at 7 72ndada.com

Jan 13 Wednesday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club @ Clubhouse 3 Dining Room 2
Doors Open 6:30pm; Program at 7   The New 2016 Board will be ratified by the Membership and Installed by our Guest Speaker Henry Vandermeir, Chair, Democratic Party of Orange County. Also speaking will be Erik Taylor, Executive Director, DPOC   They will have status reports on the Democratic Party of Orange County and the California Democratic Party.   As always, the meeting will also include Legislative Action, Raffle, Refreshments, Membership, Voter Registration, and Volunteer Opportunities. (If you live outside the area, contact us for a gate pass)   Please bring nonperishable food items for South County Outreach, and don't forget to bring your address labels to facilitate petition signing. Thank you!   For info, call Sue Dearing at 949 855-6965 lw-dems.info

Jan 13 Wednesday 7pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats @ Super Antojitos #2, 1002 E 17th St.
Contact: info@ocyd.org

[called off] Jan 13 Wednesday 7:30pm, Laguna Niguel: Unfortunately, the Tugg event "This Changes Everything" "This Changes Everything" did not meet its ticket threshold and has been called off   "What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we'll ever get to build a better world?" That's the question asked in this important new documentary. I'm hosting a one- night only screening, but it will only happen if we sell a minimum of 84 tickets before the deadline on Jan.5th.   There will no tickets sold at the door, so be sure to buy yours early at http://www.tugg.com/events/79851.

Jan 14 Thursday. 6:30-8:30pm, Orange: Orange County: A Tale of Two Realities @ St. Joseph Ctr., Mother Lewis Rm. 480 S. Batavia St.
In Anaheim, that has one of the largest populations in the heart of Orange County, we have the thriving wealthy communities as well as 92% of children who live at or below the poverty line qualifying for free lunch. How do we address this gap between the rich and the poor in our own back yard?   Presented by: Prof. Victoria Carty, Associate Professor of Sociology at Chapman University. her research as an activist/scholar focuses on social movements across issues of class, race and immigration. She has published extensively on each of these issues. The main focus of her most current work is serving the community through public sociology by connecting Chapman University students, faculity, and administrators with a gang prevention program in Anaheim.   RSVP mperales@csjorange.org, (714)633-8121 x7716

Jan 14 Thursday 7pm, Anaheim: OCYD January Meeting @ El Torito, 2020 E Ball Rd.
Join Orange County Young Democrats for our January Meeting and Mixer. Our guest speaker will be Congresswman Loretta Sanchez!   Mingle with elected officials, meet like minded peers, and enjoy an evening with your favorite Young Democrats. We ask that you please bring an appetite because this dinner-format gives you the opportunity to buy drinks, appetizers, and a full dinner.

Jan 15 Friday 10am-noon, Costa Mesa: Free Grant Writing Workshop @ Neighbor Community Center 1845 Park Ave.
hosted by 74th assemblyman Matthew Harper. Learn about grant opportunities for Federal, State and Private Foundation Funding for your City, School District, Water District, or Non-Profit Agency. Featuring presentations from grant writing experts. RSVP District Office of Assemblyman Matthew Harper (714)668-2100.

Jan 15 Friday 7pm, Lake Forest: OC NORML @ Fuddruckers, 23621 El Toro Rd.
we will discuss current events, changes in our local laws and other chapter business. If you purchase food please let them know you are with our group so that we can receive a portion of the nights sales.

new Jan 15 Friday 8-9:30pm, Anaheim: Climate Change Nature Islam & me @ MPR, 1220 N State Blvd.
. How our actions affect the planet. Led by Sh Mohmmed and Sr. Sama Woreh. Sama Woreh & Bo Glover of take your hat & Go Green! www.iioc.com (714)533-627

Jan 16 Saturday 8am-4:25pm, Irvine: 31st Annual Asian Pacific American Awareness Conference "Hyphenated: Navigating Identities"
APAAC aims to bring awareness about the Asian and Pacific Islander culture to UC Irvine and the greater Orange County area. Through workshops and keynote speakers, we hope to inspire members of our own community and educate anyone who is interested to learn more about Asian and Pacific Islander communities.   Keynote Speakers: Deepa Iyer, Sumi Pendakur, and Eddy Zheng. Bios available at: http://apaac2016.weebly.com/keynote-speakers.html   Free Registration at apaac2016.weebly.com/register.html   We are looking for workshop facilitators. If interested, sign up here: http://apaac2016.weebly.com/workshop-facilitators.html   If you have any questions, please email apsa.programming@gmail.com

Jan 16 Saturday 10:30am, Long Beach: Martin Luther King Jr. Parade with Military Families Speak Out OC and South Bay Chapters, Veterans for Peace and the Long Beach Area Peace Network
We will be in place by 9:30 am but parade starts at 10:30am. Free parking available at Long Beach City College-Pacific Coast Campus at 1305 E. Pacific Coast Hwy; then use free shuttle to Martin Luther King Ave and 7th St. If you can't find our group, go to "Parade Participant Check-in" and ask for Long Beach Area Peace Network's location. Call Pat Alviso @ 562/833-8035 with questions or to help decorate the truck at 8:30a. www.mfsooc.org and mfsooc@earthlink.net.

Jan 16 Saturday noon-1:30pm, Anaheim: Anaheim Democrats @ Workers United Local 50, 527 S. Harbor Blvd.

Jan 16 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State: Phil Zuckerman "Living the Secular Life" @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Phil Zuckerman is a Professor of sociology and secular studies at Pitzer College in Claremont. He is also a regular affiliated professor at Claremont Graduate University, and has been a guest professor at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. Phil is the author of several books , his most recent is "Living the Secular Life" and he also writes for the Huffington Post. His work has also been published in various scholarly journals, such as Sociology Compass, Sociology of Religion, Deviant Behavior, and Religion, Brain, and Behavior. For more information: www.au-oc.org or email orangecountyau@yahoo.com, Fax: 714-515-4248 Call: 714-299-4551. Over the last twenty-five years, "no religion" has become the fastest-growing religion in the United States. Arround the world, hundreds of millions of people have turned away from the traditional faiths of the past, and embraced a moral yet nonreligious-or secular-life, generating societies vastly less religious than at any other time in human history. revealing the inspiring beliefs that empower secular culture-alongside real stories of nonreligious men and women based in extensive in-depth interviews from across the country-Living the Secular Life will be indispensable for millions of secular Americans. Please join us for this interesting discussion. Our doors open at 1:15 for socializing; seating will be on a first-come, first seated basis.

Jan 17 Sunday 3-5pm, Tustin: Sierra Club Angeles Chapter Climate Change Committee meeting @ REI, 2962 El Camino Real
We will be in the Community Meeting room of the REI store in Tustin Marketplace Please come join us and take action. meetup.com/ClimateChangeCommittee/events/224165598

Jan 17 Sunday 4pm, Irvine: March for Animals @ Irvine Spectrum Center, 31 Fortune Rd, Ste 100
Join us at our first demonstration of 2016 as we take the message of animal liberation into public spaces. Let us be the generation that will finally break this chain of oppression.

new Jan 18 Monday 11:30am-12:30 pm, Santa Ana: Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King @ Ronald Reagan Federal Building, 411 w. 4th. St., corner of Ross & 4th. St.
Please join the Orange County Immigration Coalition and other community members and advocates in honoring in honoring Dr. Martin Luther King. This event will bring together our diverse movements for social justice: peace, LGBTQ rights, the environment, fair representation, immigration, homelessness, youth, restorative justice and more... For information please contact: Miverva S. Gomez :minerva@occcopico.org/(714)612-5028 or Mirisol Rivera: marisol.rivera@setu-uswww.org. (714)448-5378

new Jan 19 Tuesday 1pm, Seal Beach: Leisure World Seal Beach Democratic Club Presents "The Politics of Xenophobia" with Rev. Frank Wulf @ Clubhouse 4, St. Andrews Dr. & Northgate Rd.
Persons living outside Leisure World Seal Beach must call or email mlarson.telfords@gmail.com at least one day in advance to leave your name for admission and to verify event time.

Jan 19 Tuesday 7pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats @ Norman Murray Center, 24932 Veterans Way
Special guest speaker Craig Preston, So Cal Regional Coordinator Citizens' Climate Lobby Website: www.citizensclimatelobby.org

Jan 19 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club of OC @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
We will see an inspiring DVD, entitled "East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem", about Israeli and Palestinian musicians, activists in Jerusalem who have joined together to promote peace. We will hear them performing some of their beautiful songs and working with children in a refugee camp. Discussion will follow. Please join us and share your ideas. May we have a Happy New Year with progress toward peace.

new Jan 20 Wednesday 5pm, Irvine: College Democrats at UCI @ UC Irvine, Physical Sciences 210
Senator Joe Dunn will be at UCI this incoming Wednesday @5pm in Physical Sciences 210! We look forward to seeing you there! Come and meet a difference maker!

[change of venue] Jan 20 Wednesday 7pm, Dana Point San Juan Capistrano: The San Onofre Debacle Continues: Are There Any Solutions? @ Dana Point Community House, 24642 San Juan Ave. Marie Callenders 31791 Del Obispo Street
panel discussion will focus on the failed history of the nuclear plant in San Onofre and the inability of the country to deal with nuclear waste, and the current decommissioning plan and what it means for Southern California. Many thanks to Roger Johnson, of Progressives, for organizing this special panel.   What are the obstacles to removing the waste and storing it more safely? We are joined by Roger Johnson (retired neuroscience professor), Gary Headrick (head of San Clemente Green), and Marni Magda (Laguna Beach mom turned anti-nuclear activist).   Please join us for a buffet dinner Salads, an entree, side dishes, dessert and beverage (tax and tip included). Food supplied by The Catering Factory Dinner is served at 6 p.m., Members $17, Non-Members $20 RSVPs are required for dinner only Please respond by Wednesday, January 13 to Willa Cox, 949-370-0401 Or will@cox.net Meeting only at 7 p.m. Members $3, Non-Members $5.

Jan 20 Wednesday 7pm, Orange: OC Death Penalty Focus @ St. Joseph Center, Room 4, 480 S Batavia
The DPF sponsored ballot initiative to end the death penalty in CA has been launched! We need you to step up and help! Training will be provided. Legal requirements and talking points for signature gathering will be presente   The CDCR's new Lethal Injection Protocol has been out since Nov. 16, 2015. There will be a public window of opportunity until January 22, 2016 to send them our concerns in opposition to these regulations. Our Chapter has distributed 1265 postcards, 163 of which have been forwarded in December to San Francisco for postage and monitoring. All signed postcards must be delivered to the St. Joseph Center, 480 S. Batavia Orange, Attn: Sr. Louise, by Wed. January 13th. OC DPF will forward them for postage. After January 13, 2016 , please place postage on the postcards and mail directly to the CDCR. Also we are encouraged to use the petition site of Care2, if access to the postcards is not available: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/976/930/232/california-dont-use-flawed-laws-to-bring-back-the-death-penalty/   Representatives of DPF OC will be at The Religious Education Congress in Anaheim on February 26-28. We are asking a few exhibitors to let us use some space to gather signatures for the proposed proposition, Justice That Works Act of 2016. We will also gather at noon on Feb. 27 for a public witness/march through the walkway outside to the Marriot Hotel.   OCChapterDPF@gmail.com facebook.com/OCCDPF https://twitter.com/oc_dpf

Jan 21 Thursday 11:30am, Santa Ana: WELead OC 2016 Political Training Kick-Off Luncheon Event Honoring Empowered Women of OC @ Antonello's Ristorante, 1611 W. Sunflower St.
Special guest is Congresswoman Linda Sanchez D-CA-38; honorees are Rima Nashashibi, Jennifer Muir, Tammy Tran and Laura Kanter. Suggested Contributions: Individual - $110; plus supporter and host committee levels. RSVP and contact Karen Hinks 714/615-2741 or khinks@verizon.net. Contribute online at https://weleadoc.nationbuilder.com/donate_01_21_16_luncheon. Make checks to WELead OC, 7071 Warner Ave., F#102, Hunt. Bch. 92647.

Jan 21 Thursday 5-7pm, Aliso Viejo: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club Kick-off @ Stadium Brewery Co., 26731 Aliso Creek Rd.
The Aliso Niguel Democrats is open to Democrats and Progressives of any age to come converse and socialize with your peers and fellow Democrats! We are centering our club around Aliso Viejo and Laguna Niguel, yet we would like to invite fellow Democrats from around the county to join us for our kick-off event! Contact: AlisoNiguelDemocrats@gmail.comon  

Jan 21 Thursday 6:15pm, Newport Beach: Newport Beach Democratic Women's Club "Demystifying the 2015 Saudi Municipal Elections: A First for Saudi Arabian Women: registered, ran for office and voted" @ Newport Beach Yacht Club, 1099 Bayside Dr.
Speaker: Rima Nashashibi, Vice President-NBWDC 5:30 P.M. Networking | 6:15 P.M. Club Meeting Open to Members, Guests & Friends RSVP appreciated: Email NBWDC here Food/Beverage: No host; pay as you order Donation: $10 per person to cover location rental nbwdc.org

Jan 21 Thursday 7pm, Anaheim: Arab American Democrats of OC @ Anaheim's Little Arabia District For specific location email: CAArabAmericanDemocrats@gmail.com

Jan 21 Thursday 7pm, Newport Beach: 1st Annual Interfaith Fellowship Celebration @ St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd.
Please join us as we celebrate Jim DeBoom, our past Executive Director for his 25 years of service along with our past five Presidents: Rev. Julie Elkins, Dennis Short, Greg Kelly, Don Oliver and Lloyd Sellers.   Our Keynote Speaker will be Rusty Kennedy, Executive Director of the OC Human Relations Commission.

Jan 21 Thursday 7pm, Santa Ana: Transitions Committee Meeting @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St.
Come see how you can help bring Transgender awareness to Orange County! For more info contact: Dannie Cesena Dannie.Cesena@lgbtcenteroc.org ext 338 Help build programs, plan events and seminars, etc.

new Jan 21 (3rd Thursday) 7-9:30pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace & Justice Coalition @ St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave.
At our January 3rd Thursday Teach-In we will host Carol Urner and Ellen Thomas, co-chairs of WILPF's National DISARM/End Wars Committee (Women's International League for Peace and Freedom) They will be discussing the overall campaign for nuclear weapons abolition and hopes for achieving it before humans destroy life on earth. Carol and Ellen are seeking more co-sponsors for House bill HR 1976 which would "provide for nuclear weapons abolition and economic conversion... while ensuring environmental restoration and clean-energy conversion" whittierpeace.org

Jan 22 Friday 11:30am-2pm, Irvine: Encroachment Of Reproductive Rights: Re-Thinking Roe v. Wade @ UCI University Club, 801 East Peltason Dr.
Community Action Fund or Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties and the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy at UCI-Law, cordially invite you to attend a 43rd Roe v. Wade anniversary celebration program, ENCROACHMENT OF REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS: RE-THINKING ROE v. WADE PBS Frontline film "The Last Abortion Clinic" followed by a panel discussion lead by UCI Law Professor Michele Goodwin, with Dr. Jennefer Russo, PPOSBC Medical Director, and Judge Lynne Riddle (ret), PPOSBC-CAF Brd.   Parking Information: Parking is free in the U-Club lot, but there are only 80 spaces; NONE reserved exclusively for our program. We strongly recommend that everyone (1) car-pool with at least one other person, and (2) come early. If the lot is full when you arrive, a host will direct you to alternative parking for which you will be charged the fee.   Program cost: $20, which includes lunch. Event seating capacity: 125 - First come/First served   Reservation/payment deadline: Noon, January 15, 2016. No tickets will be sold at the door. Reservation Process: Reservations accepted only from individuals, not by group or table. RSVP only at the following link: law.uci.edu/events/health-policy/reproductive-justice-luncheon2016jan.html   Co-Sponsoring Community Organizations:   Democracy for America - OC   American Association of University Women - Newport Mesa Irvine   Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club   Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - OC   National Organization for Women - OC   Women For: OC   National Women's Political Caucus - OC   Women in Leadership

Jan 22-24 Friday-Sunday, Irvine: Conference - What Cannot Be Said: Freedom of Expression in a Changing World presented by the Forum for the Academy and the Public @ UC Irvine (School of Law and Student Center) and USC.
Timed to coincide with the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, this conference will look at the changing parameters of freedom of expression in a rapidly shifting world. This conference will take place over three days. The venue for Sessions 1-3 on Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23 is the UC Irvine Campus. The venue for Session 4 on Sunday, January 24 is the University of Southern California Campus. More than 25 speakers are scheduled to explore censorship, legal issues, the digital era, forms of expression, and journalism and repression. Guests are welcome to reserve tickets for all sessions or to select only those sessions that they plan to attend. For registration and a conference schedule, visit eventbrite.com/e/freedom-of-expression-in-a-changing-world-what-cannot-be-said-tickets-11049570563

new Jan 22 Friday 6pm, Santa Ana: OC May Day Coalition @ Old City Hall - 217 N Main St. Santa Ana CA, Suite #122 (Knock on window on north face of building on 3rd)
http://ocmdc.org

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

Jan 23 Saturday 9am, Laguna Beach: Transition Laguna "Neglected Abundance" Workshop & Outing with Green Gene to Discover Wild Edibles In Our Urban Landscape @ Bluebird Farms. Admission: $20. Contact Scott Tenney at 949/204-9693.

Jan 23 Saturday 1:30pm, Irvine: OC4BERNIE Bernie Sanders National Speech Viewing & Countywide Organizing Meeting @ OC Plaza (Azar Realty), 2575 McCabe Way
RSVP: go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/4rq7d

Jan 23 Saturday 3pm, Orange: Bernie Sanders National Address-Live streaming @ CWA Hall Local 9510, 140 S. Flower St.
Join us to hear Bernie, learn how we can work to ensure his nomination, and join the fraternity of Bernie supporters! CWA is generously providing beverage and light refreshments.

Jan 23 Saturday 6:30pm, Santa Ana: Sips & Giggles Fundraiser for the LGBT Center OC with Dana Goldberg @ Theatre at the Ebell Club of Santa Ana, 625 French St.
Doors open to general public at 6:30 for cocktail reception; show starts at 8pm. VIP tickets are $55 and include premium seating & reception with Dana after show. A limited number of $25 early-bird tickets for balcony seating have been released. Goldberg has performed in clubs and theaters worldwide and raised more than three million dollars to fight HIV/AIDS. Visit lgbtcenteroc.org/events for tickets.

Jan 24 Sunday 1pm, Irvine: Women for:OC The Roberts Court After 10 Years Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, Founding Dean UCI School of Law Women for:OC The Roberts Court After 10 Years Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, Founding Dean UCI School of Law @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club 5 Riparian View
Refreshments at 12:30pm, Program begins at 1pm. Free and open to the public. Men are cordially invited.   Women For:OC is a volunteer, non-partisan organization dedicated to advancing Human & Civil Rights, Peace, Social Justice, Education, Health Care and the Environment.   womenforoc@aol.com womenfororangecounty.org

Jan 25 Monday, Newport Coast: Conversation with Chelsea Clinton in Support of Hillary for America @ home of Michael & Sholeh Chegini, address provided upon RSVP.
Contribution levels Friend $250; Champion $1,000. For more info or to join the host committee, contact Nate Shutman at nshutman@hillaryclinton.com or 626/755-5637.

Jan 26 (4th Tuesday) 5:30-7pm, Orange: Peace Vigil by MFSO and CODEPINK @ The Orange Circle at the intersection of Glassell St and Chapman Ave.
As many of you know, after our monthly vigil at the Traffic Circle in Orange, most of us meet for a little "down time and socialization" at Watson's Drug Store. The Orange County Peace Coalition has requested that we change our regularly held vigil, (the third Tuesday of the month), to a time when they have their regularly scheduled OCPC meetings. The idea would be to combine the two activities, (many of us go to OCPC meetings and the vigil).   This means that instead of socializing after the vigil, the OCPC meetings would be held at Watsons Drugs at 7pm. This might help us have more people at our vigil if OCPC members will just come a little earlier. We hope that you will join us at the Traffic Circle on the 4th Tuesday of this month starting at 5:30. At 7pm we are all invited to join the OCPC meeting which will be held right after the vigil at Watson's Diner Mead's Green Door Cafe- just around the corner beginning at 7pm.

New Jan 26 Tuesday 6-8pm, Irvine: PDA Greater OC Chapter @ Home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River
Please join us for our monthly PDA Chapter meeting, where we will discuss national, regional, and local issues of concern, and opportunities for action! And please bring a Pot Luck Snack Food item. Please attend, as Ron will also be making an important announcement then. Dr Bill Honigman drbillhonigman@gmail.com

Jan 26 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democrats @ Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Ave.
Contact: cm40178@gmail.com

New Jan 26 Tuesday 7pm, Irvine: Planning meeting for Syrian refugee fundraiser @ IHOP, 13126 Jamboree Road
Please bring your ideas and I will bring a list of everyone who has volunteered to do something or offered the use of a venue. We will have April Centrone (organizer of the New Jersey fundraiser) available by phone during our meeting in case we have questions.   In the meantime, I thought of another task that will be a big part of the publicity: a Face Book page and any other social media. I have a friend who is especially talented at this and I've asked if he might handle this for us and am waiting to hear from him. But if you have creative ideas, please bring them.   I also received a wonderful note from a friend who has an Arabic music ensemble and she has offered to help with the concert part of the program. She is familiar with the New Jersey event and is a highly accomplished and respected artist.   One of my Palestinian friends contacted me today to share some ideas: we can consider raffling any items that might be donated to us (the wonderful Ruth Shapin has just released a book of poetry about social justice and human rights issues and she offered to donate some copies). My friend also suggested we ask local bakeries if they would donate cookies/sweets. She also thought we might want to see if any of the Arab comedians would serve as an emcee for the evening.   I thought that all of those idea were great and I'm sure you'll add even more. See you SOON!   Vicki Tamoush (714) 362-7676

Jan 26 (4th Tuesday) 7-9pm, Orange: OC Peace Coalition general meeting ocpeace.org @ Watson Drugs and Soda Fountain, 116 E Chapman Ave Mead's Green Door Cafe, 642 W Chapman Ave., (After Circle Vigil)
WHO: All interested people are invited, especially anyone who might represent one of our member organizations. We're likely to be planning for tabling, future actions, or whatever business people want to bring up (excluding any specific support of candidates or political parties). Please bring your ideas, and be ready to step up and participate.

New Jan 27-29 Wednesday 8am-Friday 11pm, Irvine: Peace & Justice Week @ UC Irvine
http://peaceweek.weebly.com/ http://www.peacebuilding.uci.edu/ PLEASE RSVP: http://peaceweek.weebly.com/rsvp.html
Wednesday, January 27th - 7:00PM-8:30PM at Student Center, Crystal Cove Auditorium KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Environment, Poverty, & Peacebuilding: A United Nations Perspective David Jensen Head of Environmental Cooperation for Peacebuilding United Nations Environment Programme
Thursday, January 28th - 5:00PM-6:30PM at Student Center, Crystal Cove Auditorium PANEL: Peacebuilding: Lessons for Bosnia to Syria Holly Dunn PhD Candidate, Political Science Department University of Minnesota Paivi Lujala Associate Professor, Department of Geography Norwegian University of Science and Technology Erika Weinthal Lee Hill Snowdon Professor of Environmental Policy, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University Carl Bruch Senior Attorney; Co-Director, International Programs Environmental Law Insitute Marc Levy Deputy Director of the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) A Unit of the Earth Institute, Columbia University
Friday, January 29th - 9:30AM-6:30PM at Student Center PEACE & JUSTICE IN ACTION SUMMIT 9:30AM-12:00PM WORKSHOP: Alternatives to Violence Program at Student Center, Emerald Bay D & E 1:00PM-2:45PM Discussion on Mainstreaming Peace Education Globally with Leaders of Education for Global Peace at Student Center, Pacific Ballroom C Ernest Anemone, Executive Director of Project My Voice Stephanie Knox Cubbon, Peace Education Lecturer, Chapman University & San Diego City College Nadeem Ghazi, President of Peace Education Welfare Organization-Pakistan Darla Kay Hill, Global Education Consultant and Speaker Gal Kleinman, Co-Director of Education for Global Peace Mohamed Walid Lofty, Researcher at the London School of Economics Peggy Poon, Elementary School Teacher, Los Angeles Cris Toffolo, Professor & Chair, Justice Studies Department, Northeastern Illinois University. Co-Chair of the Board of Peace and Justice Studies Association Lauren Zumbrun, Education Manager at Leadership Development International, South Sudan 3:00PM-5:00PM First Annual Conference of The Southern California Network for Peacebuilding at Student Center, Pacific Ballroom C 5:00PM-6:00PM Conclusion & Reception at Student Center, Pacific Ballroom C 6:30PM-8:30PM Awakening to Oneness: Relationship Meditation for Intimacy, Well-Being and Wisdom at Student Center, Pacific Ballroom C Lama Surya Das

New Jan 27 Wednesday 6:30pm, Anaheim: We The People's Map @ Arab American Community Center, 907 S Beach Blvd.
Panel discussion about what the recent decision at Anaheim City Council to adopt the 'People's Map' means for the city and how it could shape the future of Anaheim. Our panel will be composed of:   The Honorable Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait Mirvette Judeh, Arab American Community Leader Dr. Jose F. Moreno, President of Los Amigos of Orange County and Former Anaheim School Board Member

Jan 28 Thursday 6:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Ecofeminism/Social Justice Community Reading Group discussing Ellie Laks' "My Gentle Barn: Creating a Sanctuary Where Animals Heal and Children Learn to Hope"
!This is a safe and supportive space. People of all backgrounds, genders, and ages are welcome. Feel free to come if you've read all or part of the books. The group meets at a private home in Santa Ana. Please send a message to me (Stacy Russo) stacylee1970@yahoo.com or 714-595-7589 if you need location information. This group, originally called the Ecofeminism and Social Justice Community Reading Group, was founded in March 2013 to create a gathering space for individuals who are concerned about intersecting issues of injustice in our world. Please join us to make our community stronger!

Jan 28 Thursday 6:30pm, Santa Ana: DPOC's Speaker Circuit - State Senate President Pro-Tempore Kevin de Léon @ Original Mike's 100 S. Main St.
Senator De Léon will discuss his accomplishments championing an eco-friendly California by detailing his landmark climate change legislation that passed last year. As well as his vision for "Charge Ahead California", a program that aims at putting one million electric powered vehicles on California roads within the decade. Finally, he will be sharing his plans to help successfully lead California Democrats through the 2016 election year. It will definitely be fun and informative   VIP Reception: 6:30 PM General Reception: 7:15 PM   Tickets can be purchased by clicking here secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/speakerscircuitdeleon

new Jan 29 Friday 5-8pm, Orange: "The World According to Monsanto" Film Screening and #OC4Bernie Voter Phone Outreach @ Private Home
meetup.com/OC-for-Bernie-Sanders/events/228181967

New Jan 30 Saturday noon-2pm, Santa Ana: Community Artist forum for the Arts and Culture Masterplan @ MC Gallery, 2202 N Main St.
The City of Santa Ana is currently working on an 'Arts and Culture Masterplan' that will guide the way that the City invests and plans for local artists, musicians, community members, residents and arts organizations over the next 10 years. This forum is intended to engage in conversation on how CommUnity artist play a role in this plan via community engagement processes, public art, community murals and the many roles teaching artist play in our community. Its an opportunity to voice your opinion, share your vision and affect the process! Participation is highly encouraged! The masteplan will be what we make of it!

New Jan 30 Saturday 1-2pm, Santa Ana: Santa Ana Arts Engagement Week @ Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center, 1000 East Santa Ana Blvd, 5th Floor
Calling all members of the Santa Ana LGBT community: artists, cultural workers, grassroots organizations, youth groups, elders, leaders, trailblazers, activists, DREAMers, teachers, activists, merchants. Use this opportunity to let the city know what your needs are for increasing participation in the cultural life of the City and what you want included in the 20 Year Arts Master Plan. Free parking. Hosted by United Artists of Santa Ana. Full schedule at http://www.santa-ana.org./cda/acmp.asp.

[Rescheduled] Jan 30 Mar Saturday 4pm, Anaheim: United4Bernie OC ★ Enough is Enough Rally
Due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts with Sen. Nina Turner she will not be available for January 30th. We will be moving the event date for the rally to sometime in March. We are working with the national surrogate scheduler and are also requesting a visit from Sen. Bernie Sanders. I apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause you. Please e-mail me with any questions: Julio@united4bernie.com   Donate: gofundme.com/EnoughIsEnough-OC

new Jan 31 Sunday 11am-1:30pm, Santa Ana: UNA-USA OC Chapter Annual Brunch for Members and Friends @ Hacienda Restaurant, 1725 College Ave.
Guest speaker is Sheikh Yassir Fazaga of the Orange County Islamic Foundation and international speaker, teacher and religious leader. Topic is "the plight of refugees in a changing world." Admission: $45 members; $55 non-member supporters, $30 students, UNA-OC Young Professionals and limited income members. Brunch at 11am; program at 11:30. Reservations are needed no later than Jan. 27. Email info@una-oc.org or leave message @ 714/538-5689. Pay in advance @ www.una-oc.org or at door.

New Jan 31 Sunday noon, Garden Grove: Viet Rainbow of OC First General Meeting @ 11332 Chapman Ave.
The meeting will address what VROC has in store for the upcoming year. In additon, VROC will provide information about this year's Tet Parade. Food will be provided!

Jan 31 Sunday 1:30pm, Laguna Woods Village: Viewing of Documentary "Merchants of Doubt" @ Clubhouse 3 Auditorium
The documentary by Robert Kenner exposes the spin doctors who spread misinformation and confusion among American citizens to delay progress on important issues like global climate change. Craig Preston, So Cal Organizer for Citizens Climate Lobby, will discuss CCL's proposed solutions and lead a Q & A. For more info, call Sue Dearing at 949/855-6965. Those living outside the Village must arrange for gate clearance.

New Jan 31 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine - Planned Parenthood, Success Between Trials and Triumph: What 2016 Is Bringing? @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club 15 Riparian View
Guest Speaker: Michelle Bartlett, Chair of the Planned Parenthood Community Action Fund Board

Jan 31 Sunday 6:30-9pm, Irvine: Screening of Forks Over Knives @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Come join us for Living Vegan's very first public event! 6:30p Vegan refreshments 6:45p Screening 8:15p Discussion RSVP: info@livingubuntu.org


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Feb 1 Monday 7-9pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees Volunteer DeBrief Meeting @ Irvine United Congregational Church 4915 Alton Parkway
If you are a new visitor or have been visiting for a while, this is an opportunity to get to know members of the FOCD Leadership Team and other Visitors. Your questions will be answered and you can express your concerns in a supportive environment. Visiting is not easy work, but you are not alone. Join us for a lively discussion!

New Feb 2 Tuesday 9am, Santa Ana: Say No to Detaining More Trans & Other Immigrants at City Jail @ Outside Santa Ana City Council Chamber, 20 Civic Center Plaza
A proposal by some within Santa Ana government to expand the number of immigrants it would detain for federal authorities in its jail to up to 300 people is causing a sharp response from local residents. The question comes at a time when the jail is under increasing fire for recent abuses and pressure to release the transgender detainees it houses there.   On Tuesday morning, Orange County Immigrant Youth United (OCIYU), RAIZ, and Familia: TQLM will hold a press conference to call on the all Latino and Democrat city council to vote against the contract expansion plan and instead to cut the city's ties with ICE. carlos@raizoc.org www.raizoc.org

New Feb 2 Tuesday 5:30pm, Santa Ana: Santa Ana City Council to Vote on Proposal to Expand its ICE Jail Contract @ Council Chamber, 22 Civic Center Plaza
The proposal is to increase the jail facility capacity for immigrant detention from 200 to 300. This is a serious problem, over the last couple of years the community has petitioned the city to end its ICE contract. City council members promised to take steps to cancel it during the next couple of years. However, a vote in favor of expanding contradicts what their commitment was as it will only increase dependence on making money from immigrant detention.   Will the all Democratic Latino city council side with its immigrant community and take a stand against ICE detention expansion? Please join opponents of the contract expansion by attending the meeting.

New Feb 2 Tuesday 7pm, Laguna Beach: Cannabis on Council Agenda @ Laguna Beach City Hall, 505 Forest Ave.
No matter how you personally feel about Cannabis, our City's proposed prohibition could have dangerous unintended consequences us4.campaign-archive1.com/?u=0e0d3a4e0cdcc00ad5932ea99&id=fdc51ab4ba A typo in the new state medical marijuana law triggered L.B. to pass a prohibition on medical marijuana, to avoid a March 1st deadline. A 'clean up bill', AB21, passed by both the State Senate and Assembly, removes the March 1st deadline, ensuring local jurisdictions maintain the authority to develop their own regulations for medical cannabis indefinitely. AB 21 is now on the Governor's desk for signature. The Governor has publicly indicated he would sign the legislative fix to the March 1 deadline.

New Feb 3 Wednesday noon-2:30pm, Santa Ana: Wrongful Conviction Rally @ Santa Ana Civic Center in the Plaza of the Flags
Contact: cjfordpi_info@mac.com   Here is yours chance to come out and represent your loved one or just be there in unity for those awaiting Exoneration!!

New Feb 3 Wednesday 6pm, San Clemente: Democratic Women of South OC Meeting @ Holiday Inn San Clemente, 111 S. Avenida de la Estrella
Speaker: Peter Ditto, Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior at UCI on the topic of "Emotion, Morality and Politics". Bring your enthusiasm for all things Democratic and your ideas for how the Democratic Women of South Orange County can become a powerful voice at election time. Social hour at 6pm, speakers at 7. Introduction by Fran Sdao, Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County. Light food & drink served, along with a ho-host bar. To cover expenses, a small cash donation is requested.

Feb 3 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC Regular Meeting @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 S. Coast Dr., Metropointe Ctr.
The program, with Jennifer Muir, General Manager of the Orange County Employees Association, is rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb 3. She will discuss Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court this term. Oral arguments were presented on Jan. 11. The case is an attack on the Fair Share system, by which, in the United States today, no one is forced to join a union. But unions are forced to represent all workers, even those who do not join the union. If the court decides in favor of the challenge to Fair Share, unions will not be allowed to collect dues from non-members but will be required to continue representing them. It is an incredibly dangerous threat to the survival of public unions. Visit http://www.oceamember.org. Social hour begins at 6:30pm, meeting at 7:15. Admission is free. Please join us and bring a friend for a night of progressive action. If you have any questions, please email dfaoc.comm@gmail.com. Visit http://dfa-oc.org/

Feb 4, Thursday 6-9pm, Fullerton: 1st Annual Democrats of North OC Award Dinner @ The Clubhouse at Coyote Hills Golf Course 1440 E Bastanchury Rd.
https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/dnocawardsdinner In lieu of a regular monthly meeting for the month of February, we will celebrate our incredible volunteers! Please purchase your tickets to celebrate our honorees, enjoy delicious food, listen to our featured speaker, and network with North OC Democrats

New Feb 4 Thursday 6:30-9pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC @ 17250 Los Jardines West
dcwoc.com Why are there so many climate deniers? Democratic Club of West Orange County Invites you to a viewing of the highly regarded documentary, "Merchants of Doubt" Skullduggery exposed!   The film will be introduced by Craig Preston, SoCal Organizer for Citizens Climate Lobby. He will discuss CCL's proposed solutions and lead a Q-and-A after the showing.

New Feb 4 Thursday 7-9:30pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace & Justice Coalition screening of "Selma" @ St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave.
Free screening of "SELMA" Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. whittierpeace.org/index.htm#MovieNight

New Feb 6 Saturday noon-4pm, Anaheim: Really, Really Free Market @ Pearson Park, 400 N Harbor Blvd.
We will be by the playground. Closest parking spots are by the tennis courts on Cypress st   Bring stuff you don't need/want anymore! And get stuff you do need/want! *NO MONEY, NO BARTER, NO TRADE, EVERYTHING IS FREE.   The Really, Really Free Market (RRFM) movement is a horizontally-organized collective of individuals who form a temporary market based on an alternative gift economy. The RRFM movement aims to counteract capitalism in a proactive way. It holds as a major goal to build a community based on sharing resources, caring for one another and improving the collective lives of all. https://facebook.com/RRFMAnaheim/

new Feb 6, Saturday 9am, Anaheim: 36th Annual Orange County Black History Parade & Cultural Faire @ Downtown Anaheim OC NAACP members Invites like-minded individuals and organizations to march with the OC NAACP to show solidarity for Positive Community Change...Parade starts at 10am...TBD time and location for Marchers to meet

new Feb 6, Saturday 1-3pm, Dana Point: Pachamama Alliance: Social Justice-What's that? @ 25661 White Sands St.
This month we are exploring social justice issues. We are sharing a community created vegitarian meal and watching a Ken Burns video on Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B Anthony. We'd love to have you join us. pachamama.org/workshop/2983/social-justice-whats-that

new Feb 6 Saturday 2pm, Santa Ana: Faces of Santa Ana, "Facing The Elephant In The Room" @ Frida Cinema, 305 E. 4th. St.
Please come out to this Documentary. there is also an art showing. We need to face the elephant in the room together. This will be a great event for all of those both working on the issues of homelessness as well as those wishing to educate others on these issues in our communities across the Orange County Region. Let this be a rally documentary.

New Feb 6 Saturday 5-8pm, Santa Ana: Free Voice of OC Monthly Event - The Art of Investigative Reporting @ Voice of OC, 207 N. Broadway
Join other civically-minded residents and meet our news team as we open up our newsroom for the evening. Our reporters and publisher will be on hand to hear your feedback about Voice of OC and what issues matter most to you - whether it's public health, political corruption, homelessness, the environment, labor, or business. For more info, contact Norberto: nsantana@voiceofoc.org.

[canceled] Feb 7 (1st Sunday) 7:30am-4pm, Huntington Beach: February Arlington West Memorial Canceled

New Feb 8 Monday 6-7pm, Irvine: OC NOW Board Meeting @ Community Room at Irvine Water District 15500 Sand Canyon Ave
We will be discussing our letter for the Great American Write In, the purchase of NWHP gazettes for the OC High Schools, the CA NOW conference and the future of OC NOW

New Feb 8 Monday 7-8:30pm, Orange: Pax Christi OC Gathering @ St. Joseph Center, Classroom 4, 480 S. Batavia
we continue studying "Jesus Christ Peacemaker - A New Theology of Peace" by Terrance Rynne. We will be reviewing and discussing Chapter 3 - The Early Church's Stance on Peace and War   Mike Walsh Pax Christi OC Coordinator (714) 970-2888 mikewalsh@pacbell.net

New Feb 9 Tuesday 4:30pm, Anaheim: Final Vote for The Peoples Map in Anaheim @ Anaheim City Hall, 200 S. Anaheim Blvd.
Join OCCORD and our allies as we attend what should be the last vote for The Peoples vote in Anaheim and the sequencing of districts that will go up in 2016.   It's been a long road to get real representation in our communities and we hope to see you there. It will be a proud day for the residents of Anaheim!

New Feb 9 Tuesday 7pm, Capo Beach: Progressives of South Orange County
Drinks, socializing, and dinner 5:30-7, meeting at 7. The guest speaker will be Martin Wisckol, political editor of the Orange County Register and the discussant will be Professor Peter Ditto of the Dept. of Psychology and Social Behavior at the Univ. of California, Irvine. The topic will be "Then and Now: The Changing Political Electorate of Orange County." RSVP necessary: socprogressives@gmail.com Please visit the website socprogressives.com for listing of area events and commentary about the news.

Feb 9 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Irvine: Panel on "Climate Change and how it effects our community" @ Pacifica Institute, 18022 Cowan Suite 100
Contact: Ilker Yildiz Orange County Branch Director | Pacifica Institute Mobile: 213.273.6410 I iyildiz@pacificainstitute.org www.pacificainstitute.org

New Feb 10 Wednesday 9am, Santa Ana: Santa Ana-Townsend Injunction Court Hearing @ Orange County Superior Court Civil Complex Center
Please attend and support community efforts against modern day Jim Crow Laws. The corrupt OC District Attorney has tried to deny due process rights to defendants.

New Feb 10 Wednesday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club with UCI Professor John Dombrink to discuss his book "The Twilight of Social Conservatism" @ Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2
Doors open at 6:30. Meeting includes club business, legislative action, refreshments and a raffle. Members free, guests $3 at the door. Bring nonperishable food item for South County Outreach. For more info and gate entry instructions, contact Sue Dearing 949/855-6965.

New Feb 10 Wednesday 7pm, Anaheim: OCYD February Meeting & 2016 Primary Endorsements @ El Torito, 2020 E Ball Rd.
All ballots will be pre-printed with the names of dues paying members who are under the age of 36 and paid by January 31, 2016. Proxies will not be allowed. Candidates will each have three minutes to address the OCYD membership Candidates are not required to be present at the meeting to be considered for endorsement.   Contested Races:   United States Senate: Kamala Harris, Loretta Sanchez Congressional District Representative 46: Lou Correa, Joe Dunn, Bao Nguyen State Senator for District 29: Sukhee Kang, Josh Newman   The following positions lack of primary challenger, but will be voted on individually on whether or not to receive endorsement:   Congressional District 38: Linda Sanchez Congressional District 39: Brett Murdock Congressional District 45: Ron Varasteh Congressional District 47: Alan Lowenthal Congressional District 48: Sue Savory Congressional District 49: Douglas Applegate Assembly District 65: Sharon Quirk-Silva Assembly District 69: Tom Daly   We ask that you please bring an appetite because this dinner-format gives you the opportunity to buy drinks, appetizers, and a full dinner.

New Feb 10 Wednesday 7pm, Huntington Beach: February Meeting @ IAMAW District Lodge, 5402 Bolsa Ave.
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Feb 11 Thursday 6:30pm, Newport Beach: Living Vegan @ 1151 Dove St #210
Living Ubuntu will soon launch a new project called Living Vegan. Watch for complete info soon. A first casual meeting for a few local folks interested in supporting veganism in Orange County will take place this coming Wednesday evening livingubuntu.org

New Feb 12 Friday 9, 10 & 11am, Garden Grove: Free DACA Workshop, Initial & Renewal Applications @ World Relief - Garden Grove, 13121 Brookhurst St. #G.
Receive assistance from immigration attorneys and BIA accredited representatives. Free eligibility screening, application assistance, review and mailing. Appointments available at 9, 10 & 11am. To register call 714/621-0919 ext. 13 or occord.org. Visit http://occord.org/article.php?id=279 for more info and list of documents to bring.

New Feb 12 Friday 6-9pm, Irvine: BernEaters Winter Quarter General Meeting and Phone Banking Event @ UC Irvine, Humanities Hall 105
These meetings will be dedicated to phone banking for an hour and 1/2, followed by general discussion events for the remaider of the time period.   Guest speaker: Muslim Student Union @ UCI representative.

[Update] Feb 13 Saturday 8am, Garden Grove Westminster: March with VROC in the 2016 Tết Parade gathering place is now @ Korean First Church (8500 Bolsa Ave @
As for this year's attire, we ask all attendees to wear a white Ao Dai (traditionally Vietnamese garment), Dress White Shirt/Black Pants, VROC Tshirt, or please inform us if you would prefer to wear something else. It is our hope that we present a cohesive contingent and represent ourselves while respecting the cultural nature of the event. Please contact us if you have any questions! Thank you.

Feb 13 Saturday 9:30am-noon Corona del Mar, Long Beach/10am-noon Brea: Monthly Meeting of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL)
@ BREA 10am to noon: Brea Congregational Church at 300 E. Imperial Hwy, Brea 92821
@ CORONA del MAR 9:30am to noon: St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 3233 Pacific View Dr, Corona del Mar, CA 92625
@ LONG BEACH 9:30am to noon: First Congregational Church of Long Beach, 241 Cedar Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
New members welcome! Part of the meeting is a one-hour international conference call. We hear from an expert in Climate Change. Then we plan actions to move our members of Congress toward a solution to the climate crisis. Join the fun as we build political will for a livable world. RSVPs appreciated by contacting Dennis Arp at (714) 747-0206 or arp@chapman.edu for North OC or Mark Tabbert at (949) 310-5256 for Corona del Mar or Edric Guise at (562) 858-4640 for Long Beach. Learn about CCL and register for live weekly introductory call at CitizensClimateLobby.org.

New Feb 13 (2nd Saturday) 10am-noon, Irvine: OC Peace Coalition General Meeting @ OC Friends meeting house, 2091 Business Center Dr, Suite 100
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 provided!   Bring your ideas and enthusiasm! ocpeace.org

NEW Feb 13 Saturday 1pm, Santa Ana: CA Dream Act Night for Help Applying to the California Dream Act @ 1905 E. 17th St. Ste 219.
Bring parent's' birth dates, parent's most recent taxes, your own taxes if you filed them, laptop(not needed but preferred). Visit http://www.ociyu.org, https://www.facebook.com/ociyu; https://twitter.com/OC_IYUI or contact directly at info@ociyu.org or 916/936-2498.

NEW Feb 13 Saturday 2-4pm, Anaheim: Naomi Klein, "This Changes Everthing" film showing @ Unitarian Church in Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor
Sponsored by Social Justice Committee & the California Peace Academy

NEW Feb 14 Sunday 9am&11am, Santa Ana: Jim Wallis Discusses Book, "America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America" @ Newsong Church, 1010 W. 17th St.
In the book, Jim offers a prophetic and deeply personal call to action in overcoming the racism so ingrained in American society. He speaks candidly to Christians, urging them to cross a new bridge toward racial justice and healing. Additional information: https://sojo.net/join/events/church-service-newsong-church-santa-ana-ca

New Feb 14 Sunday 1:30pm, Irvine: Humanist Association of OC - Celebrating Darwin Day @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Speaker: Professor Donald Prothero, speaking on "Evolution: What the Fossils Say"   Professor Prothero is a graduate of U.C. Riverside with M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in geological sciences from Columbia University. He taught geology and paleontology for 37 years at Caltech, Columbia, Cal Poly Pomona and Occidental, among others. He is the author of many scientific papers and many books, including some leading geology textbooks, and "Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why It Matters" (2007), "Reality Check: How Science Deniers Threaten Our Future" (2013), and most recently "The Story of Life in 25 Fossils" (2015). He has been on the editorial boards of the journals Geology, Paleobiology, Paleontology and Skeptic Magazine. He has appeared on numerous TV shows including Paleoworld, Walking with Prehistoric Beasts and Conspiracy Road Trip: Creationism, as well as on Jeopardy! and Win Ben Stein's Money.   Meet and Greet at 1:30, Meeting begins at 2 http://meetup.com/OCHumanists/

Feb 14 Sunday 2:30-5:30pm, Laguna Woods: Save the Date for Valentine's Day Celebration Hosted by Southern California Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women @ Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 1
Theme is "Women's rights are human rights and human rights are women's rights". Watch for more details on program and admission.

New Feb 16 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club of OC @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
We will see a video, entitled "Weight of the War: Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley", about a refugee camp in Lebanon. We will also discuss an upcoming musical event in Newport Beach on Sat., Feb. 20, to benefit the refugees in the Bekaa Valley. Please join us and share your ideas.

New Feb 17 Wednesday 6pm, Irvine: Social Justice In Islam: Addressing the Misconceptions of Terrorism @ UC Irvine Student Center, Crystal Cove Auditorium
In the spirit of sustainable interfaith efforts on campus, the Muslim Student Union at UC Irvine is hosting our annual Islam Awareness Series, entitled "Towards Understanding Islam", to be held from Week 5 to Week 7 from Tuesday 2/2 to Thursday 2/18.   Come out and learn about social justice in Islam from our guest speaker who will be addressing this topic. There will be a short Q&A session after the talk and free refreshments!

NEW Feb 17 Wednesday 7pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club @ San Juan Capistrano Community Center, 25925 Camino Del Avion
Meeting will feature Erik Taylor, Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Orange County. Come hear what Erik has to say about the DPOC's efforts in this election year.   Dinner at 6 and meeting at 7 as usual Dinner will be $20 including tax and tip.   If we receive your orders with your reservation they will serve us immediately, If we don't order in advance it will take a little longer to get served. For those who don't order dinner there will be seating also.   You must RSVP to willa@cox.net or 949-370-0401

[location change] Feb 17 Wednesday 6:30pm, Santa Ana Orange: OC May Day Coalition meeting @ 706 S. Van Ness SEIU office, 1936 West Chapman Ave.
http://ocmdc.org

NEW Feb 17 Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm, Costa Mesa: Banning Ranch Conservancy Meeting to Prepare for March CA Coastal Commission Hearing @ Mesa Verde United Methodist Church, 1701 Baker St.
The Banning Ranch Conservancy and others ahve been working to show the proposed development is not good for the environment, not good for our communities and not in compliance with the CA Coastal Act. As we enter the final stretch, we need to rally all supporters to influence the CA Coastal Commission to deny the developer's proposal and protect Banning Ranch as 100% open space. Join us to meet other supporters, learn more about Banning Ranch, and help our preparations for the March hearing: We need all the help we can get to help with outreach, fundraising, and transportation planning for the hearing. If you cannot attend but still want to help, please email info@banningranchconservancy.org or call (949) 478-1757. Visit http://www.banningranchconservancy.org/ for more info or to donate.

NEW Feb 17 Wednesday 7pm, Orange: OC Death Penalty Focus @ St. Joseph Center, Room 2, 480 S Batavia
We are organizing signature gathering for the Justice That Works Act of 2016. It's time to replace the death penalty and we need your assistance to eliminate this broken, outrageously expensive "justice" system which threatens innocent lives.

NEW Feb 18 Thursday 5:30pm, Newport Beach: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club Meeting on "Our Coastal Crisis: Banning Ranch, Water Quality, Desalination & Coastal Commission Shakeup" @ Newport Beach Yacht Club, 1099 Bayside Dr.
Speakers include Suzanne Forster, Banning Ranch Conservancy Vice President; Dorothy Kraus, SPON (Stop Polluting our Newport) Board Member; and Joe Geever, Consultant and formerly Water Programs Manager for Surfrider Foundation. Food/Beverage - no-host bar & no-host Italian buffet; $10 admission per person to cover location rental. Please RSVP nbwdc59@gmail.com.

NEW Feb 19 Friday 8pm, Lake Forest: OC NORML Meeting @ Fuddruckers, 23621 El Toro Rd.
Hear about current legislation, events and from a special guest speaker, Cheri Sicard, author and activist. Cheri will discuss her new 501(c)3 and clemency support for people doing life for marijuana charges.

New Feb 20, Saturday 8:30am-5:30pm, Irvine: 2016 SoCal LGBT Health Conference "Intersections in Queer Health: Never a Single Story" @ UC Irvine School of Medicine, 1001 Health Sciences Rd.
For more information: www.socallgbthealthconference.org Register at: http://socallgbthealthconference.ticketleap.com/2016-southern-california-lgbt-health-conference/

Feb 20, Saturday 9am-5pm, Fullerton: CSUF Social Justice Summit @ Titan Student Union, California State University, Fullerton, 800 N State College Blvd.
Student Life & Leadership - Volunteer Programs is honored to present the 12th Annual Social Justice Summit.   A resource fair featuring campus, regional and international organizations will also provide opportunities to get involved in social action. The free event is open to all and is organized by Students Advocating Civic Transformation (Students ACT). Funding support is brought to you by the Vice President for Student Affairs Office and the Dean of Students Office through the Student Success Initiative.   If you would like to be a part of the resource fair, please email us at vspjustice2016@gmail.com.

New Feb 20 Saturday 3-5:30pm, Laguna Woods: Celebrate Black History Month with African American Heritage Club @ Clubhouse 5 room 1
Learn Black History, enjoy games and grub, bring soul food to share, celebrate Valentine's Day.

New Feb 20 Saturday 5pm, Garden Grove: Fundraiser for Walter Muneton, Candidate for Garden Grove School Board @ 9851 Bixby Ave.
Join Karen Ridley, Cheryl Cohen, Mr. Sanchez, Mr. Hernandez and other educators who support Walter for school board. Come hear Walter's vision for Garden Grove schools and how he will stand with our educators. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/225293891139967/ to RSVP.

New Feb 20 Saturday 6pm, Newport Beach: Save Syrian Children Now: Musical Fundraiser @ St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd.
Concerned Community Members & Newport Mesa Interfaith Council is hosting event which includes video about the camp, light dinner, live music, and opportunity drawing for prizes. Funds raised will go to Solidarity Through Humanity for the immediate purchase of desperately needed heating fuel. For info, call 714/362-7676 or email VTamoush@gmail.com.

New Feb 21 Sunday 12pm, Costa Mesa: Film Series "Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My Home" @ Unitarian Universalist Church, 2845 Mesa Verde Drive E (at Adams)
Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Orange Coast and the Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church, the documentary is a realistic and very personal look at residents of skid row in Los Angeles. See how and why they descended to this address, still maintaining a life-affirming relationship with others. A light lunch will be served prior to the film and a discussion will follow the film. Please see the flier with more detailed information in the link below. $5 donation appreciated. If you could help signing people in or with serving the lunch, please let Barb Wood know at 208-284-9167 orbarbj@sbcglobal.net

NEW Feb 23 (4th Tuesday) 5:30-7pm, Orange: Peace Vigil by MFSO and CODEPINK @ The Orange Circle at the intersection of Glassell St and Chapman Ave.
As many of you know, after our monthly vigil at the Traffic Circle in Orange, most of us meet for a little "down time and socialization" at Watson's Drug Store. The Orange County Peace Coalition has requested that we change our regularly held vigil, (the third Tuesday of the month), to a time when they have their regularly scheduled OCPC meetings. The idea would be to combine the two activities, (many of us go to OCPC meetings and the vigil).   This means that instead of socializing after the vigil, the OCPC meetings would be held at Watsons Drugs at 7pm. This might help us have more people at our vigil if OCPC members will just come a little earlier. We hope that you will join us at the Traffic Circle on the 4th Tuesday of this month starting at 5:30. At 7pm we are all invited to join the OCPC meeting which will be held right after the vigil at Mead's Green Door Cafe beginning at 7pm.

New Feb 23 Tuesday 5pm, Irvine: City Council Consideration of Proposal to Eliminate Use of All Toxic Chemicals on City Properties @ 1 Civic Center Plz.
Non Toxic Irvine will make a 15-minute presentation. City staff will also make a presentation on their current pesticide use. Here's where you come in - we need you there to tell the City Council why this change is important to you. Anyone who signs in can take three minutes during the public comment session to speak. We hope this will be a historic day for Irvine, making it truly the safest city in U.S. Please mark your calendar to be a part of it! And if you haven't already, please sign and share our petition atchange.org or NonToxic Irvine.org. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/462588210598793/. http://nontoxicirvine.org/

NEW Feb 23 Tuesday 6pm, Irvine: ASUCI Campus Debate Series: Whose Side Are You On? @ Crystal Cove Auditorium
In our LAST Campus Debate Series debate of the year, we will be asking our debaters how they stand on various domestic and foreign issues. Questions may include their stance on gun laws, healthcare, social issues, free college for all, etc...   ASUCI's 60 by 16 commission, in partnership with HQ: Student Commentary, is proud to announce our third and LAST debate in the first-ever Campus Debate Series among four political organizations on campus:   - BernEaters (Anteaters for Bernie Sanders) - College Democrats at UCI - College Republicans at UCI - & Young Americans for Liberty at UCI   Students are invited to come and see these organizations debate on important topics and issues currently facing our country. At the end of the debate, audience members will have the opportunity to vote for whomever they sided with the most. ****If you would like to submit a question to ask the debaters, please use this form: http://goo.gl/forms/4uebdBg2pU   Event is FREE and open to the public. Students and community members are welcome.

NEW Feb 23 (4th Tuesday) 7-9pm, Orange: OC Peace Coalition general meeting ocpeace.org @ Mead's Green Door Cafe, 642 W Chapman Ave., (After Circle Vigil)
WHO: All interested people are invited, especially anyone who might represent one of our member organizations. We're likely to be planning for tabling, future actions, or whatever business people want to bring up (excluding any specific support of candidates or political parties). Please bring your ideas, and be ready to step up and participate.

New Feb 24 Wednesday 11am, Irvine: Women For: Orange County Present Carolyn Inmon on Domestic Violence @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 5 Riparian View.
Carolyn is co-author with Tanya Brown of "The Seven Characters of Abuse. Domestic Violence: Where It Starts and Where It Can End". The book is about the non-physical aspects of domestic abuse, which where abuse begins. The event is free and open to the public; men are invited. Refreshments at 11am, meeting at 11:30. Women For: Orange County is collecting new underwear and socks to be given to Native Americans of Northern Arizona as part of an ongoing project of the Third World Gifts and Hand Arts.

NEW Feb 24 Wednesday 6pm, Irvine: PDA Greater OC Chapter @ Home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River
Please join us for this vital discussion, including consideration of an endorsement in the race to fill the seat of Rep. Loretta Sanchez.   Dr Bill Honigman drbillhonigman@gmail.com c: 949-246-6283, @DrBillH

NEW Feb 24 Wednesday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: Sierra Club Banning Ranch Park and Preserve Task Force @ Mesa Verde United Methodist Church, 1701 Baker St.
The California Coastal Commission has postponed the hearing date for the Banning Ranch development to May 11, 12 or 13 (TBD). As we enter the final stretch, we need to rally all supporters to influence the California Coastal Commission to deny the permit for the developer's proposal and protect Banning Ranch as 100% open space.   Please attend to meet other supporters, learn more about Banning Ranch, and help our preparations for the May meeting which includes outreach, fundraising, and transportation planning for the hearing. If you cannot attend but still want to help, please email info@banningranchconservancy.org or call (949)478-1757. Please also keep an eye out for our latest fundraiser or donate now

NEW Feb 25 Thursday 12:50-1:50pm, Irvine: Discussion of "Dreams Deported" the latest in a series of books exploring the experiences of immigrant students and the immigrant rights movement @ UCI Physical Science Bldg, Room 120
We will be joined by Yadira Hernandez and Mario de Leon. The event is sponsored by the Department of Chicano/Latino Studeis and co-presented by UCI Community Labor Project.

NEW Feb 25 Thursday 5pm, Santa Ana: Social Justice Educators' Meeting of the Minds @ 706 S. Van Ness
to discuss formation of an Assoication of Raza Educators in Orange County. We will build a network of support for the community and each other.

New Feb 25 Thursday 6pm, Santa Ana: CLUE (Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice) Architects of Justice event @ Temple Beth Sholom, 2625 N Tustin Ave.
The event will celebrate those in Orange County who change lives, fight for justice and bless the community with their commitment to Building a Just and Sacred Society. The honorees are Ada Briceño, Secretary Treasurer of UNITE-HERE Local 11 and Interim Executive Director/OCCORD; Rev. Dr. Sarah Halverson-Cano, Senior Pastor at Fairview Community Church; Mark Lowry, Director OC Food Bank of the Community Action Partnership of Orange County. Pastor Mark Whitlock of Christ Our Redeemer Church in Irvine will be our Keynote speaker and Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido will provide a welcoming introduction. For more information and to purchase tickets, sponsorships and program journal ads, see information below and/or visit http://cluejustice.org/. Contact Pamela Hope Phope@cluejustice.org (213) 481-3740.

Feb 25 Thursday 6:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Ecofeminism/Social Justice Community Reading Group discussing Ernest Callenbach's "Ecotopia"
This is a safe and supportive space. People of all backgrounds, genders, and ages are welcome. Feel free to come if you've read all or part of the books. The group meets at a private home in Santa Ana. Please send a message to me (Stacy Russo) stacylee1970@yahoo.com or 714-595-7589 if you need location information. This group, originally called the Ecofeminism and Social Justice Community Reading Group, was founded in March 2013 to create a gathering space for individuals who are concerned about intersecting issues of injustice in our world. Please join us to make our community stronger!

New Feb 27 Saturday 8am, Irvine: Resistance Youth Conference 2016 @ UCI Social Science Plaza
MEChA de UCI will be holding their annual RYC conference intended to be for marginalized youth attempting to enter Higher Education. We will provide resources, support, and our own experiences. This event is at no cost to anyone attending. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. Workshops: A-G Requirements, FAFSA, CA DREAM ACT, Transfer Requirements into a UC School to Prison Pipeline, Fighting Gang Injunctions, Resistance through Media, Resistance through Art, La Resiliencia, Undocumented Support, Black Student Union Workshop, Parent Panel, Resistance in Hip-Hop, Self Care, Health Disparities, Colorism, and many more.   You can register here: http://goo.gl/forms/bQS0F7PkAd You can sign up to volunteer here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ii_BzYx4_WMWplMjrN1u2tsalJp2lj7rpKagugB4614/viewform Please arrive 15-30minutes before to make sure everyone checks in at 8am! If you would like to make a donation to the scholarship fund that will be given to youth after the event you can venmo: @Mecha-DeUCI

NEW Feb 27 Saturday 10am-12 noon, Santa Ana: UNA-USA Orange County Chapter UN Coffee Talk Series with Br. Ali Mir, Outreach Coordinator for the Council on American-Islamic Relationships (CAIR) @ American Red Cross Bldg, 600 Parkcenter Dr. (between 5 & 55 freeways off 4th St.; park by back entrance)
His topic is Islamophobia. Admission is free; RSVP is requested to joy.adams0@gmail.com or 949/235-3603. Refreshments served; $5.00 voluntary donation suggested. Info at una-oc.org or email info@una-oc.org.

New Feb 27 Saturday 10:30am, Orange: Protest of Daily Killings at OC Animal Care @ 561 The City Dr South.
The intent of the protest is to stop the daily killing of animals at the shelter while there are rows of empty kennels. A group of concerned citizens is asking animal supporters to arrive at 10:30am on Feb. 27 and to bring their own signs. Contact   Summer Parker at 310-728-9710

New Feb 27 Saturday 11:45, Anaheim: Rally to Repeal the Death Penalty @ south entrance of Anaheim Convention Center (near Marriott) during the Religious Education Congress
Support The Justice that Works Act of 2016 Ballot Initiative to Repeal California's Death Penalty Sponsored by: Death Penalty Focus and Chapters of Orange County, Inland Valley, Los Angeles, San Diego, Catholic Mobilizing Network, Catholics Against Death Penalty, Office of Restorative Justice LA, California People of Faith Working Against the Death Penalty, California Clergy Against State Executions, Pax Christi. justicethatworks.org deathpenalty.org ca-case.org.

[Time change] Feb 27 Saturday 10am 1:30pm, Anaheim: The Ku Klux Klan is planning to have a public rally The 10 am 1:30pm White Lives Matter protest will be @ Pearson Park on North Harbor and West Sycamore There will be a counter protest latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-kkk-anaheim-rally-20160226-story.html

NEW Feb 28 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine - "Why The United Nations is More Important Than Ever" @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club 15 Riparian View
Sunday, February 28th: 2-2:30pm Social Hour, 2:30-4pm Meeting Guest Speaker: Carl Mariz, President of the Orange County Chapter of the United Nations Association of USA

New Feb 28 Sunday 6:30-9pm, Irvine: Solar Energy Toward a Sustainable OC (OCCA) @ Irvine Ranch Water District - Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave
Featuring: • Kyle Lunt, SolarCity -- Channel Account Manager • Michelle Settergren, Grid Alternatives -- Outreach Coordinator • James Wang, City of Encinitas Environmental Commission • Steve Wicke, Sierra Club Climate Change Committee   -- RSVP here: occlimateaction. org --   Do you know enough about solar energy in Orange County? Where are the advances and the obstacles? What will it take to move us toward 100% renewables locally? Come find out more about what we are all needing to learn about this critically important and time-sensitive topic.   6:30 pm Refreshments 7:00 pm Program

NEW Feb 29 Monday 5:30pm, Anaheim: Press Conferece, Peace Walk and Community Candle Light Vigil against KKK hate and violence @ Pearson Park, 400 N Harbor Blvd.
(Press Conference begins promptly at 6 PM, community will gather at 5:30 available for interviews) Peace Walk starts: Pearson Park, Anaheim, CA (Clementine and Sycamore) and ends at Anaheim City Hall. (200 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805) (PRESS CONFERENCE AT PEARSON PARK)   A coalition of compassionate leaders in Orange County stand against hate and want California, the United States and the world to know that the Anaheim community and Orange County will not allow itself to be defined by yesterday's tragedy. The values we all share with Anaheim, the City of Kindness, reject the KKK's hatred and violence that is being encouraged by racist rhetoric on the national level. We have a shared responsibility to respond by affirming our solidarity with immigrant communities who are the targets of the KKK's hate message and violence on Saturday. This action will demonstrate our commitment to non-violence with a peaceful vigil, demonstrating we will not be intimidated or silenced.   Community and faith leaders: OCCORD, Los Amigos of Orange County, CLUE, OCCCO, Mexican Consulate, World Relief, PAX Manifesto, L.E.A.N., (CAIR-LA) Council on American-Islamic Relations, Greater Los Angeles Area, OC NAACP, UNITE HERE, Arab American Civic Council, Anaheim BROS, St. Matthews Church, Tapestry Unitarian Universalist, OC NAACP, and many others


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NEW Mar 1 Tuesday 7 pm, Laguna Woods: Concerned Citizens: USC Communication Leadership Prof. Geoffrey Cowan: "Let the People Rule: Presidential Primaries from 1912 to Today" and book sale/signing @ Clubhouse 7 (not within a gate)
Doors open 6:30 - to pick up pre-ordered books (still available, see below), buy his latest, "Let the People Rule: Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of the Presidential Primary", that Prof. Cowan will sign to you before or after his talk, and for refreshments and seating. Prof. Cowan will discuss the politics that led to presidential primaries' growth from 1912 to today. In his talk or Q&A, he'll likely discuss the current presidential races, role of "super-delegates", and other hot current issues. He now holds the Annenberg School Family Chair in Communication Leadership, directs the USC Annenberg School's Center on Communication, Leadership and Policy, and is President of the Annenberg Trust. Cowan's background is amazing: As a student at Yale Law School, he founded the Commission on the Democratic Selection of Democratic Nominees. Its work after the chaotic 1968 Democratic Convention shifted delegate selection toward more primaries. He co-founded the Southern Courier, the region's first civil rights newspaper; and the nation's first public interest law firm, the Center for Law and Social Policy in Washington, D.C. He was the first director of UCLA's Communications Law Program. In 1989 he chaired the L.A. Ethics Commission; a public referendum adopted its recommendations. In 1994 he was appointed head of the Voice of America. We'll sell Cowan's new book (he'll sign it for you), "Let the People Rule," for $21.50, including sales tax - 30% off retail price. To be sure to get a copy, mail, by Monday Feb. 29 outgoing mail, a $21.50 check payable to Concerned Citizens, to Allan Feldman, 436-H Avd. Sevilla, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. To reserve a copy, and get 2nd priority on sales at the event, email subject line "Cowan book" to ConcernedCitizensLWV@yahoo.com, with your name in email text; and bring to the meeting $21.50 in cash or check. "Legislative action" at event will be to press for Senate "advice and consent" on President's nominee to fill Supreme Court vacancy. $3 donation asked for guests; free to current Concerned Citizens members. Question? Call Jonathan Adler, 949-581-2178, or email ConcernedCitizensLWV@yahoo.com.

NEW Mar 1 Tuesday 7pm, Orange: Take Back The Night @ Fish Interfaith Center, Chapman University, 1 University Dr.
CARES (Creating a Rape Free Environment for Students) is proud to host the powerfully moving event Take Back the Night. This is a night to support students of Chapman who have been impacted by sexual violence. The night will include Chapman students sharing personal songs, poems, and stories. There will also be an open microphone and a time for all who wish to share their stories. The event will culminate with a candlelight march to demonstrate our solidarity in working together to end sexual violence. A reception in the Beckman Lobby will follow the event

New Mar 2 Wednesday 6:30pm, Mission Viejo: Minister's Seminar - "Behind the Kitchen Door" @ Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23436 Madero, Ste 140
"Behind the Kitchen Door" reveals how restaurant workers live on some of the lowest wages in America and how poor working conditions-discriminatory labor practices, exploitation, and unsanitary kitchens-affect the meals that arrive at our restaurant tables. The author tells the stories of ten restaurant workers in cities across the United States as she explores the political, economic, and moral implications of eating out.

NEW Mar 2 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC Regular Meeting @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 S. Coast Dr., Metropointe Ctr.
Topics: "Charter Schools in Orange County: Where and How They Operate, Who Benefits and Who Doesn't" with Al Jabbar, Member, Board of Trustees, Anaheim Union High School District & Michael Matsuda, Superintendent, Anaheim Union High School District. The private charter industry is expanding rapidly, and it's time to understand the issue and how it impacts public education, our children and their families. Our speakers will bring the facts and their well-informed perspective on what is happening in Orange County. Social hour begins at 6:30pm, meeting at 7:15. Admission is free. Please join us and bring a friend for a night of progressive action. If you have any questions, please email dfaoc.comm@gmail.com. Visit http://dfa-oc.org/

New Mar 3 Thursday 4:30-8pm, Santa Ana: OCLF Candidate Academy @ OCEA: 830 N. Ross St.
If you are interested in running for office in the upcoming elections or if you would like to learn more about Unions in Orange County, join us for our next Candidate Academy.   We realize that not every candidate understands the issues facing organized labor and working families. Our Candidate Academy is designed to familiarize candidates with the political and policy priorities for working families throughout Orange County.   To be considered for endorsement by the Orange County Labor Federation, candidates must complete one academy session.   Please RSVP to Joline Cruz at (714)385-1534 or Joline@oclabor.org   *Dinner and refreshments will be served.

NEW Mar 3 Thursday 6:30-9pm, Costa Mesa: Living Vegan "Social" @ Seabirds Kitchen, 2930 Bristol St.
Let's get together, eat some really great, healthy, yummy, tasty, vegan food while having all kinds of fun, serious, lighthearded, heavy, playful, optimistic, and doomsday conversations that we often don't have enough time for! ;) Facebook RSVPs are not enough, send me an email so I know the exact head count to make a reservation :) RSVP to: info@livingubuntu.org

NEW Mar 3 Thursday 6:30-9pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC - Exploring SCOTUS Post-Scalia with noted communication scholar Dr. Kevin Johnson @ 17250 Los Jardines West
dcwoc.com Please join the DCWOC for a special meeting devoted to exploring the controversies and implications surrounding the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Scalia's passing in the final year of Barack Obama's presidency, amidst entrenched partisanship in Congress, a divided nation, and a fiery election season has rocked the political world. We invite you to listen, learn, and share your thoughts on how the 2016 election impacts the U.S. Supreme Court. Don't miss this chance to be a part of the conversation, all are welcome!

NEW Mar 3 Thursday 7pm, Santa Ana: Film Screening of "Land of Amber" @ 2015 N Broadway
by Concern America Field Volunteers Ilhui Mancilla (music composer) and Alicia Arnandis (co-director and producer) on Thursday March 3, from 7-9 pm. The film will be followed by a discussion of amber mining and current realities in Mexico. .$10 suggested donation at the door. (No one will be turned away for lack of funds). To RSVP and for more information contact Bety Juarez at bjuarez@concernamerica.org or 714-953-8575.

NEW Mar 5 Saturday 9-11am, Newport Beach: Beach Cleanup with Surfrider Meet on sand at Summit Ave & Seashore Dr, Free street parking or paid lot parking along Seashore Dr.
Come out and volunteer to clean up our beaches with the Surfrider Foundation as part of the OC Society for Conservation Biology Spring Conservation Series. Surfrider is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's ocean, waves, and beaches. Earlier in the morning we will also be holding an optional birding event, so bring your binoculars! These events are free and open to the public. If you have any questions when you arrive, please contact Jordan at (215) 407-3374. We hope to see you at these upcoming events! If you have any questions, please send us an e-mail us at ocscbiology@gmail.com RSVP HERE

New Mar 6 Sunday noon-5pm, Irvine: Syrian Revolution Anniversary @ William R. Mason Regional Park, 18712 University Dr.
Come join SAC-LA for a Syrian community picnic. Let's stand together, stand united, and stay strong for the sake of our revolution. We will send a clear message that we are all here for Dignity and Freedom.... Together we are stronger. Join us for family and friends, Food and Drink, fun games and much more.

New Mar 6 Sunday 2pm, Mission Viejo: Friends of OC Detainees New Volunteer Orientation @ Tapestry, A Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23436 Madero Ste #140
Friends of OC Detainees visit immigrants at the James Music Facility in Irvine, the Santa Ana Jail and Theo Lacey Facility in Orange. Our purpose is humanitarian. We visit to listen and care. Many detainees have no other visitors and are thrilled to have a visit. Join us to learn more. RSVP to FOCDOutreach@gmail.com by Feb. 20.

NEW Mar 6 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Social media and Green activism @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
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.

Mar 6 Sunday 4-8pm, Laguna Woods: Save the Date for International Women's Day Hosted by Southern California Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women @ Clubhouse 1, Main Ballroom
Theme is "Honoring Women Around the World". Watch for more details on program and admission.

NEW Mar 6 Sunday 6:30-8:30pm, Irvine: Screening of Cowspiracy @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
livingubuntu.wordpress.com/2016/02/16/a-screening-of-cowspiracy-sunday-march-6-irvine-living-vegan RSVP: info@livingubuntu.org

NEW Mar 8 Tuesday 12-1pm, Orange: Join Chapman University Student Life for the Pledge to Stop the Ignorance @ 1 University Dr., Argyros Forum 303.
Please join all of those in solidarity with the recent acts of hate on campus and sign the pledge to stop the ignorance.   Sign the pledge here https://orgsync.com/login/chapman-university?redirect_to=%2F26011%2Fforms%2F187659

NEW Mar 8 Tuesday 4-9 pm, Costa Mesa: OC Society for Conservation Biology Dinner and Fundraiser @ Native Foods Café, 2937 Bristol St. E100
Please join fellow OCSCB members while dining at Native Foods Café. 20% of proceeds will be donated to the Chapter to support our efforts! Help us meet our goal of having 50 people RSVP. Be sure to place your receipt in the GroupRaise box to support OCSCB! We hope to see you at these upcoming events! If you have any questions, please send us an e-mail us at ocscbiology@gmail.com RSVP HERE

NEW Mar 8 Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm, Orange: Coalition of Labor Union Women of OC Mixer @ OC Labor Federation, 309 N Rampart St, Ste A
The Orange County Labor Federation is excited to announce its very own Coalition of Labor Union Women Orange County Chapter.   CLUW's primary mission is to unify union women in a viable organization to determine our common problems and concerns to develop an action program with the framework of our unions to deal effectively with our objectives.

NEW Mar 8 Tuesday 5:30pm, Capistrano Beach: Hillary vs. Bernie Forum @ banquet room of Agostino's Ristorante Italiano, 34700 Coast Hwy
Who do you prefer and why? Attend a presentation by supporters of both candidates and then vote in a mock primary election. (Warning: There will be voter qualification restrictions!)   Patti Davis: Advocate for Bernie Sanders   Linda Verrasiter: Advocate for Hillary Clinton   Petti Van Rekom: Debate Moderator   Please arrive about 5:30 for drinks and socializing and try to have your food orders in by 6 so we can begin the meeting promptly at 7 (sunset on the balcony overlooking the ocean will be about 5:45 PM). In order to plan the room arrangement, the wait staff, and the food, the restaurant needs to have an accurate head count well in advance. RSVP required: RSVP: socprogressives@gmail.com

NEW Mar 8 Tuesday 6-9pm, Irvine: Celebrating Diversity and Women in Our Community @ 21 Santa Rida
Join us for a potluck as we welcome high profile leaders in our beautifully diverse community. We will be celebrating the achievements of all women. Share your favorite multicultural dish with us. Rsvp: Anila4IrvineCityCouncil@gmail.com

NEW Mar 8 Tuesday 7pm, Westminster: Westminster Democratic Club Organizational Meeting @ Panera Bread, 16340 Beach Blvd
Help unite the Democrats in the Westminster area by attending the very first meeting of the Westminster Democratic Club. Meet like-minded neighbors and become actively engaged in grassroots activities.   This month's invited speakers serve in nonpartisan elected offices and will be on hand to answer questions and encourage civic engagement and community education. The speakers include: Diana Carey, Westminster City Council Sergio Contreras, Westminster City Council Jamison Power, Westminster School Board

NEW Mar 9 Wednesday 7-9pm, Laguna Beach: Michele Goodwin, Chancellor's Professor of Law, UCI Speaking on "Reproductive Justice: The New Battleground" at Laguna Beach Democratic Club @ Unitarian Universal Fellowship Hall, 429 Cypress Dr.
Prof. Goodwin has appointments at the School of Law, Program in Public Health, Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies and Center for Psychology and Law

NEW Mar 10 Thursday 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: Living Vegan @ 1151 Dove St #210
We will be discussing the ultra-exciting-and-important April Earth Month events, plus the ongoing once-a-month vegan documentary screenings, plus summer events like learning permaculture, and hiking and cooking, and scheduling the next Living Vegan Social. Additionally, we will continue the conversation about FFA & 4H in local schools. Let's grow our numbers! We can do more if we create a bigger team, so please be there if you can and feel free to invite your friends to join us.A first casual meeting for a few local folks interested in supporting veganism in Orange County will take place this coming Wednesday evening livingubuntu.org

NEW Mar 11-12 Friday 9am-Saturday 5pm, Irvine: Establishing Equity in Our Food System @ UC Irvine School of Law, 401 E Peltason Dr.
law.uci.edu/events/food-equity/2016

NEW Mar 11 Friday 10:30am, Orange: SEIU USWW Women's Day March! @ 1936 W. Chapman Ave.
Let's raise our voices and go out and march for our contract to say !Ya Basta! Put a stop to sexual harassment of immigrant women, labor exploitation and low wages. Join us in taking the lead and fighting for better standards in the whole industry. For more information, please call: (657) 888-6647.

NEW Mar 11 Friday noon-1:30pm, Irvine: Black Women, Domestic Violence, and Paradoxical Space @ UC Irvine, 4100 Calit2 Building.
Presented by Alisa Bierria Associate Director, Center for Race and Gender University of California, Berkeley

Mar 12 Saturday 9:30am-noon Corona del Mar, Long Beach/10am-noon Brea: Monthly Meeting of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL)
@ BREA 10am to noon: Brea Congregational Church at 300 E. Imperial Hwy, Brea 92821
@ CORONA del MAR 9:30am to noon: St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 3233 Pacific View Dr, Corona del Mar, CA 92625
@ LONG BEACH 9:30am to noon: First Congregational Church of Long Beach, 241 Cedar Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
New members welcome! Part of the meeting is a one-hour international conference call. We hear from an expert in Climate Change. Then we plan actions to move our members of Congress toward a solution to the climate crisis. Join the fun as we build political will for a livable world. RSVPs appreciated by contacting Dennis Arp at (714) 747-0206 or arp@chapman.edu for North OC or Mark Tabbert at (949) 310-5256 for Corona del Mar or Edric Guise at (562) 858-4640 for Long Beach. Learn about CCL and register for live weekly introductory call at CitizensClimateLobby.org.

Mar 12 Saturday 9:30am-1:30pm, Santa Ana: 31st Annual Great American Write-In @ Delhi Center, 505 East Central Ave.
More than 50 different organizations and advocacy groups will be represented with information regarding some of today's most vital issues, including education, health care, human and civil rights and the environment. Attendees are invited to visit the various tables and then voice their opinions by writing letters to government and corporate decision-makers in the hopes of bringing about constructive change. There is no cost for this event; Women For: Orange County will supply the post cards, stationery, postage, refreshments and parking. Last year, 300 attendees generated over 2,700 letters and postcards. womenfororangecounty.org/uploads/4/2/4/3/42430617/gawi_flyer_2016.pdf

[Venue change] Mar 12 (2nd Saturday) 10am-noon, Santa Ana: OC Peace Coalition General Meeting In lieu of our usual meeting, the Orange County Peace Coalition will be participating in the Great American Write-In Please visit our table

new Mar 13 Sunday 1-5pm, Laguna Niguel: Pachamama Alliance: Awakening the Dreamer Symposium @ 24012 Estacia Ave.
A half-day transformative journey that educates people on the challenges and possibilities of this moment in time and the role they can play in creating a new future. pachamama.org/workshop/2982/awakening-the-dreamer

NEW Mar 13 Sunday, 3:30-6pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats "Recount" @ Tapestry, A Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23436 Madero Suite #140
Canyon Democrats will NOT be having are monthly meeting Tuesday, March 15th. Instead will be hosting a Fun Event. Any questions please contact me at Deborah at PoliticalDeb@Outlook.com.   Remember the 2000 Election? "The future of the nation was hanging by a ...chad!" Join us for a special viewing of the film RECOUNT   Cost: $10 donation at the door includes popcorn and movie snacks. Wine, beer and soda for cash donation at the "Bar". Proceeds go to the 2016 South OC Campaign Office

NEW Mar 13 Sunday 5pm, Orange: 51st Annual Farm Worker Winter Celebration @ Plumbers & Steamfitters Union Local 582, 1916 W. Chapman Ave.
Keynote Speaker will be Irv Hershenbaum, long-time U.F.W. leader. Event includes dinner and auction and all proceeds (not tax-deductible) will be given to the U.F.W. With prepaid donation is $25; $30 at the door. Please make reservation by March 10 by calling Suzanne Darweesh at 714/738-1785 or mailing check payable to UFW to Suzanne, 2104 Hilltop Ct. Fullerton 92835. If you can't attend, a donation would be much appreciated. If you have auction item to donate, call Tina Laine at 714/565-7855.

NEW Mar 15 Tuesday 6-9pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees Annual Volunteer Recognition @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy.
The FOCD Leadership Team would like to take this opportunity to recognize and thank all of our wonderful volunteer visitors for their efforts over the past year! Please plan to join us for dinner, conversation, and a fascinating speaker!   Sabrina Rivera, Staff Attorney with the Immigration Clinic at Western State College of Law, will be sharing a talk on "Immigration 101" - or everything you always wanted to know about our complex and convoluted immigration system, in under an hour! This is a wonderful opportunity for those of you who are interested in learning more about how and why detainees are being held in our jails, and what legal alternatives are available to them.   Sabrina is a graduate of Loyola Law School, and was instrumental in the implementation of the Legal Orientation Program for detainees at James Musick Facility. She is a tireless and passionate advocate for immigrants in detention   Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 10th, to friendsofocdetainees@gmail.com. This is important, so that we can plan the appropriate number of meals!

NEW Mar 15 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club of OC @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
We will see an Oscar-nominated documentary, entitled "The Gatekeepers", in which six former heads of Shin Bet, Israel's internal security agency, speak out about the continuing abuses of the occupation. Discussion will follow. Please join us and share your ideas

NEW Mar 16 Wednesday 6pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club @ San Juan Capistrano Community Center, 25925 Camino Del Avion
Meeting will be facilitated by Mike Getto and we will have a business meeting and election of SOCDC officers. Nominations will be taken from the floor. We will also need volunteers for the campaign office mid-August through mid-November, venue yet to be selected. We're going to host an "open mike" night for our meeting so anyone can get up and sound off about Republicans, Trump, or anything else. Hope to see you all there - get your reservations in ASAP to Willa!   Dinner at 6 and meeting at 7 as usual Dinner will be $20 including tax and tip.   If we receive your orders with your reservation they will serve us immediately, If we don't order in advance it will take a little longer to get served. For those who don't order dinner there will be seating also.   You must RSVP to willa@cox.net or 949-370-0401

NEW Mar 16 (3rd Wednesday) 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: Orange County for Climate Action Meeting @ 1151 Dove St. #201
We have planning meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. We will discuss several events scheduled for April (Earth Month) and the long-term possibility of how to pursue getting OC to go 100% renewable. As our team grows, we can do more.

NEW Mar 16 Wednesday 6:30pm, Irvine: OC Green Drinks @ Andrei's Concious Cusine & Cocktails, 2607 Main St.
OC Green Drinks events are casual and agenda-free; they're just a great forum in which Orange County's growing demographic of eco-conscious professionals can have a drink, spark up a 'green' conversation and not be met with a blank look. ocgreendrinks.org

NEW Mar 16 Wednesday 7pm, Orange: OC Death Penalty Focus @ St. Joseph Center, Room 2, 480 S Batavia
We are organizing signature gathering for the Justice That Works Act of 2016. It's time to replace the death penalty and we need your assistance to eliminate this broken, outrageously expensive "justice" system which threatens innocent lives.

NEW Mar 18 Friday 9:45, Costa Mesa: League of Women Voters Lunch with League @ Mimi's Café, 1835 Newport Blvd. "The Future of Higher Education in California" discussion begins at 10am with speakers James Moreno, District Trustee for the Coastline Community College Board, Sarah A. Hill, Associate Prof. of Political Science at California State Fullerton, Dr. Thomas Parham, Chancellor for Student Affairs UCI. The speakers will address access to higher education in California, including funding, affordability, preparedness, equity, and opportunities and barriers to student success. This event is open to League members and the public. Lunch is from 12:00 to 1:30pm. RSVP and for more info, contact Becky Newman at 949-786-1669 or email beckynewman2222@gmail.com to request menu and place order. Please Respond by Thursday, March 17. Meal is $20, speaker only is $5

NEW Mar 19 Saturday 10am-noon, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Party of OC March Speaker Circuit with Women's Panel Moderated by Jennifer Muir @ San Juan Hills Golf Club, 32120 San Juan Creek Rd.
Please join us as we celebrate Women's History Month and spotlight distinguished and dynamic women leaders. These will be women who have traveled different paths who can share their varied perspectives on how they have become successful and influential leaders in their professions and political careers. We are excited to announce that our discussion will be moderated by Jennifer Muir, General Manager of the Orange County Employees Association. Jennifer is a former journalist who was recently named one of the 100 Most Influential in Orange County by the Orange County Register. Ticket prices range from $19 to $1000. Order tickets at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/speakercircuitmarch2016

NEW Mar 19 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: AU-OC - Farrah Khan "Understanding How Islam Relates to the Separation of Church and State" @ Community Room, Irvine Ranch Water District, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave at Waterworks
Farrah is Executive Director of the Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council, Board Member of the OC Interfaith Network and Ambassador of the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago. Besides being honored by the Congress, Senate and Assembly, in 2015 she was the recipient of the Community Leader Award from OC Human Relations Commission and Women For: OC. For more information, www.au-oc.org or email orangecountyau@yahoo.com. Doors open at 1:15pm for socializing; seating will be on a first-come, first-seated basis.

[Rescheduled] Mar 19 Saturday 4pm, Anaheim: United4Bernie OC ★ Enough is Enough Rally @ La Palma Park, 1161 N Anaheim Blvd
Due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts with Sen. Nina Turner she will not be available for January 30th. We will be moving the event date for the rally to sometime in March. We are working with the national surrogate scheduler and are also requesting a visit from Sen. Bernie Sanders. I apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause you. Please e-mail me with any questions: Julio@united4bernie.com   Donate: gofundme.com/EnoughIsEnough-OC

NEW Mar 19 Saturday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: Advance Screening: Equal Means Equal @ The Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St.
nwpcoc.org/equal_means_equal EQUAL MEANS EQUAL is an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. By following both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez discovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace matters to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the foster care system, the healthcare system and the legal system. Along the way, she reveals the inadequacy of present laws in place that claim to protect women, ultimately presenting a compelling and persuasive argument for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.   The screening will be followed by a Panel Discussion with Equal Means Equal Producer, Kamala Lopez, along with Zoe Nicholson, Activist and Author of Miss Alice Paul, the Heart of an Activist, and Jen Russo, MD, Medical Director for Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties.   Sponsorship Opportunities: $500 Executive Producer (Includes 6 Tickets) $200 Director (Includes 4 Tickets) $100 Set Designer (Includes 2 Tickets) All sponsors receive the following benefits: A link to their website from the NWPC OC website, Recognized on the Event Flyer (updated continuously) Verbal recognition at the event Signage at the event Display table in which to display your company or organization's literature

New Mar 20 Sunday 9am-7pm, Orange County: Sadaqa (Charity) Day with Sisters All Across the County Planning a Day of Service
Join in as we bond in Christian-Muslim-Jewish sisterhood serving others in an acty of Charity. Visit https://www.facebook.com/sadaqaday/videos/536818206478405/?fref=nf to share your interests.

NEW Mar 20 Sunday 12pm-3pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine Club Picnic @ Northwood Community Park, 4531 Bryan Ave.
Gather by the picnic tables by the parking lot off Bryan. We will provide pizza and drinks and the suggested donation is just $5. We hope to see you Sunday to talk about the election and the latest local political news.

NEW Mar 20 Sunday 4-5pm, Orange: OC chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Join us for a presentation on child gun deaths and responsible gun storage. The event is at a private home in Orange. Please RSVP at: http://every.tw/1prKZYQ to learn location details. For more information, go to http://momsdemandaction.org/ or @MomsDemand.

NEW Mar 23 Wednesday 5:30-8pm, Irvine: Transforming Orange County Through Kinship and Restorative Justice: Highlighting Data Driven Grassroots Organizing in OC @ Newkirk Alumni Center, UC Irvine.
Event includes panel presentation and reception. Guest Speaker is Joseph Dunn, Lecturer UCI Law; Moderator is Norberto Santana, Voice of OC; Panelists include Abraham Medina, Santa Ana BMOC, Steven Kim, Project Kinship and Charles Fields, The California Endowment. Due to limited seating, please RSVP on Eventbrite at bit.ly/TransformingOC

NEW Mar 23 Wednesday 6-7pm, Irvine: Women For OC @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 5 Riparian View
In 2014, after building a diverse base of outspoken leaders throughout California, Hans Johnson won a multi-year campaign to pass the nation's first statewide ban on polluting, single-use plastic bags. As Hans has written "that effort faces a fierce counterattack by out-of-state polluters to preserve their enormous profits at our expense". Their assault on one pillar of our progress, the 2014 statewide ban on throwaway plastic bags, will appear on the ballot in November. A majority "yes" vote is needed to preserve our first-in-the-nation law. In addition to discussing the new law and the initiative measure, Hans will also discuss how plastic pollution impacts our lives including health threats to people an animals alike. For 25 year, Hans Johnson has integrated an meshed community-based and nationally supported campaigns, working closely with foundations, clergy, and interfaith, labor. LGBT, immigrant, civil-rights, reproductive justice, and environmental organizations, and socially responsible business for victories on ballot measures in more than half the states. Hans Johnson leads nonprofit advocacy at the local, state, and national levels.   Free & open to the public. Men are cordially invited. womenforoc@aol.com http://www.womenfororangecounty.org

NEW Mar 26 Saturday 1-4pm, Orange: Democratic Party Candidate Training @ UA Local 582 Union Hall, 1916 W. Chapman Ave, 92868
Want to run for office or work on a campaign? Join us for the first workshop in our training series and find out what it takes to run as a Democratic candidate in Orange County. Covered in this first workshop: Where does the DPOC fit in the Democratic Party structure? What can/can't the party do for you? What does the party expect from you? How do you get an endorsement and what does it mean? What is the process for becoming a candidate? Why unions matter and how to get their endorsement. Training is free; donations welcome! Please RSVP to Erik Taylor calling 714.634.DEMS (3367).

NEW Mar 26 Saturday 7pm, Santa Ana: Seeds of Resistance 5th Anniversary "Birth" Flor y Canto @ Gallery 211, 211 N Sycamore St.
In honor of Womyn's International Month, Seeds of Resistance is celebrating & giving thanks for 5 years of art, love, service & transformation in our community   $10 // $8 students w/ ID   Seeds of Resistance is a spiritual ARTivist womyn of color collective www.seedofresistance.net http://instagram.com/seedsofresistance

NEW Mar 30 Wednesday noon-1:30pm, Irvine: Coming Out of the Shadows @ UC Irvine, Student Center Terrace stage area
March is National Coming Out of the Shadows Month. This year, in collaboration with OC Immigrant Youth United, and the Asian Pacific Student Association we bring to you: Coming Out of the Shadows at UC Irvine.   Come join us as we share our stories and experiences as undocumented students, workers, immigrants, and family members. This is a space for empowerment, support, community, and hope as we use our narratives to advocate for more resources for undocumented students on campus as well as dismantle the pervasiveness of anti-immigrant rhetorics.

NEW Mar 30 Wednesday 2pm, Irvine: Interfaith Vigil for Peace @ Christ Our Redeemer AME Church, 45 Tesla
In light of the recent attacks in Istanbul, Brussels and now Lahore, it is imperative that we send a strong message to those that wish to divide us, that we are one community that comes together during these difficult times. Please contact Farrah N. Khan at farrah@firstdrops.org if you can attend.

NEW Mar 30 Wednesday 4pm, Anaheim: Rally For A $15 CA Min Wage @ Office Of Assemblymember Tom Daly, 2400 E. Katella Ave., Ste. 640
California is on the verge of making history by passing a legislative bill that will increase the minimum wage to $15 by 2023. Earlier this week, Governor Jerry Brown and Senate Pro Tem Kevin De Leon (D - Los Angeles) announced their commitment to pass Senate Bill 3 (Leno - San Francisco), which would raise the state's minimum wage to $15 by 2023 and provide three sick days for in-homcare workers who are currently excluded from California's sick day law.   However, this morning former Republican Assemblymember Tom Daly (D - Anaheim) voted NO against raising the statewide minimum wage to $15 in the California State Assembly Appropriations Committee. Millions of Californians who are living in poverty are counting on Assemblymember Tom Daly support Senate Bill 3.   Can we count on you to help pressure Assemblymember Tom Daly?
Step 1. Call Assemblymember Tom Daly's office at (916) 319-2069 or (714) 939-8468 and leave the following message for him:   Hello - My name is (YOUR NAME) and I would like to leave a message for Assemblymember Tom Daly. I would like Assemblymember Tom Daly to vote YES on the amended Senate Bill 3 to raise California's minimum wage to $15. Thank you.
Step 2. Join workers and community members for a rally at Assemblymember Tom Daly's office TODAY:   I hope we can count on your support and please share this with your own activist networks or union membership.

NEW Mar 30 Wednesday 6pm, Irvine: PDA Greater OC Chapter @ Home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River
Please join us for our monthly PDA Chapter meeting, where we will discuss national, regional, and local issues of concern, and opportunities for action! And please bring a Pot Luck Snack Food item. Dr Bill Honigman drbillhonigman@gmail.com

NEW Mar 30 Wednesday 6:30pm, Orange: OC May Day Coalition meeting SEIU office, 1936 West Chapman Ave.
http://ocmdc.org

NEW Mar 30 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Stanton: Immigrant Rights Forum @ St. Polycarp Catholic Church, 8100 Chapman Ave.
Hear from legal experts and service providers what your rights are, how to prevent "notario" fraud, how to effectively outreach for legal assistance, what to do if you have a criminal record and want to adjust your legal status, family petitions and more. Guest speakers will include staff attorneys and legal representatives from Immigration Clinic at Western State College of Law in Orange County, representatives from the office of the Mexican Consulate in Orange County. Free consultation at the end of the forum will be available. You must reserve your spot by calling 714/612-5028 and leave a voicemail and type of immigration question you have. For more info, call St. Polycarp main office 714/893-2766.

NEW Mar 31 Thursday 1-2:30pm, Irvine: Climate change and California's mountain snow pack-how much will we lose? @ UC Irvine, Donald Bren Hall 6011
Presentation by Dr. Daniel R. Cayan, Researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego and U.S. Geological Survey


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NEW Apr 1-5 Friday-Tuesday, Times vary, Newport Beach & Irvine: The Reproductive Justice Film Festival @ Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, 1107 Jamboree Rd, Newport Beach and University Club UCI, 801 E Peltason Dr, Irvine.
The film festival brings together Sundance and Emmy award winning and Oscar-nominated directors and producers to showcase and premier films that directly address women's lives. Join us for these films and more. You will have the unique opportunity to meet and discuss these incredible works with the filmmakers.The film festival is sponsored by the Reproductive Justice Initiative, University of California Irvine, School of Law, School of Social Ecology, Department of Criminology, Law and Society, and Program in Public Health. Register and find complete schedule @ http://www.reproductivejusticeinitiative.com/reproductive-justice-film-festival.html.

NEW Apr 2 Saturday noon-3pm, Orange: Democratic Party of OC Ambassador Program Kickoff @ DPOC HQ, 1916 W. Chapman Ave. Ste. B.
Democratic Ambassadors deliver the Democratic "Welcome Package" to Democrats in your neighborhood, cultivate and expand a team of enthusiastic volunteers, provide info on upcoming political events and facilitate candidate meet-and-greets. Program is open to registered Democrats only. To RSVP, email DPOC Executive Director Erik Taylor at erik@ocdemocrats.org.

NEW Apr 2-15 Saturday 7pm-Friday, San Seeds of Resistance Art Exhibition "Birth" 2016 @ Gallery 211, 211 N Sycamore St.
CALL FOR VISUAL ARTISTS   Deadline for submissions March 8, 2016 ((new moon))   Art exhibition proposal form: bit.ly/1oEQCTd   Questions: seedsofresistance@yahoo.com   Seeds of Resistance is a spiritual ARTivist womyn of color collective   www.seedofresistance.net http://instagram.com/seedsofresistance

NEW Apr 3 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Voices Against Privatizing PublicEducation / petition to investigate the OC District Attorney @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Nina Deerfield, of Voices Against Privatizing Public Education https://www.facebook.com/CitizensForEducationRestoration will present us with the story behind the Public Education Restoration Act https://www.oag.ca.gov/system/files/initiatives/pdfs/15-0114%20%28Repeal%20Charter%20Schools%29_0.pdf, an initiative to convert charter schools to public schools in California, and ask for our endorsement.   Gaby Hernandez, of Chicanos Unidos https://www.facebook.com/Chicanos-Unidos-452227698189961 will tell us about the petition they're circulating, asking U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to investigate the Orange County District Attorney.
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.

NEW Apr 6 Wednesday 4:30pm, Orange Santa Ana: OC May Day Coalition meeting @ Santa Ana College - Exercise Science Building, 1530 W 17th St.
Our meeting will be moved tonight from SEIU to Santa Ana College - Exercise Science Building (1530 W 17th St, Santa Ana, CA 92706)   The reason is to support the action Stop the attack on Activist! Shedding light on the SAPD actions that continue to occur. ACTION STARTS @ 4:30 We are also there to support Dylan accepting an award for his work to try and change Community Oriented Policing in SA ( and also shedding a light on why this is needed)   Are meeting will still occur just abbreviated and wherever we can gather on campus. Please read minutes from last meeting so we can move it along as best as possible.

NEW Apr 6 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC Regular Meeting @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 S. Coast Dr., Metropointe Ctr.
Topics: DPOC Ambassador Program, Ethics Commission Ballot Measure A, Banning Ranch Decision in May, and June Ballot Info. Plus more as always! Social hour begins at 6:30pm, meeting at 7:15. Admission is free. Please join us and bring a friend for a night of progressive action. We usually meet on the patio, but if you don't see us there, we're in the meeting room inside. Join us for an evening of progressive change. If you have any questions, please email dfaoc.comm@gmail.com. Visit dfa-oc.org

NEW Apr 7 Thursday 11:30am-1:30pm, Brea: 2016 State of the City Presented by Republic Services with Brea Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Christine Marick- Family - Public, Tickets Available www.breachamber.com 11:30 am - Check-In, 12 pm Program, Presenting Sponsor - $750, Table Sponsor - $400, Individual Ticket $45

NEW Apr 7 Thursday 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: Living Vegan planning meeting @ 1151 Dove St #210
We will be discussing the ultra-exciting-and-important April Earth Month events, plus the ongoing once-a-month vegan documentary screenings, plus summer events like learning permaculture, and hiking and cooking, and scheduling the next Living Vegan Social. Additionally, we will continue the conversation about FFA & 4H in local schools. Let's grow our numbers! We can do more if we create a bigger team, so please be there if you can and feel free to invite your friends to join us.A first casual meeting for a few local folks interested in supporting veganism in Orange County will take place this coming Wednesday evening livingubuntu.org

NEW Apr 7 Thursday 6:30-9pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC @ 17250 Los Jardines West
dcwoc.com hear Ray Hiemstra from Orange County Coastkeeper, www.coastkeeper.org fill in the gaps, explore current issues, and share what you can do to help with the water crisis in our own neighborhoods.

NEW Apr 8 Friday 6pm, Huntington Beach: Oak View Training - Keep Rainbow Environmental Services Accountable: Free Air Monitor Training by Denny Larson/Entrenamiento de Monitores de Aire con Denny Larson @ 17142 Emerald Ln.
We would like to remind everyone that the fight against corporate giant Rainbow Environmental Services is not over until #Construction and #Demolition are 100% fully enclosed! Denny Larson will conduct a training with residents on how to properly use the air monitor buckets we raised money for last Friday. He has hosted several of these trainings throughout the United States and will be with us this FRIDAY! Admission is free. Learn to test your air quality!

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

NEW Apr 9 Saturday 10-11:30am, Orange: OC Peace Ride - The Mind-Blowing, Rock-n-Rolling American Civil Rights & Tolerance Tour You've Gotta Experience - Exclusive Tour for Women For: OC @ Ricci Realty, 616 E. Chapman Ave. for parking.
Click here to get tickets ocpeaceride.com/tickets.html Come dressed in your Peace Love Best. Contact Sandra Robbie, Sandra@ocpreaceride.com; 714/222-0449; www.ocpeaceride.com.

NEW Apr 9 Saturday 3-5pn, Orange: OC Clean Money Action Group Meeting on the California DISCLOSE Act @ Private Residence, 144 South Sage Hills Rd.
Learn how and why Orange County is pivotal to succeeding in the final push to pass AB 700 in the Senate after its landslide bi-partisan victory in the Assembly! Hint: Orange County has two Senators who are crucial for a victory in the Senate!   RSVP: yesfairelections.ngpvanhost.com/ngpvanforms/3773

NEW Apr 9 Saturday 6:45pm, Fountain Valley: Concern America 19th Walk Out of Poverty @ Holy Spirit Church 17270 Ward St.
More than 850 people from across southern California will gather in Fountain Valley for a 5-mile walk-a-thon around Mile Square Park and walk for health, education, income and clean water in impoverished communities in Latin America and Africa. The 5-mile Walk begins on the grounds of Holy Spirit Church, where participants arrive with their sponsorship packets containing donations raised in the weeks/months prior. Create your own fundraising page: www.concernwalk2016.causevox.com Download your walk starter pack: www.concernamerica.org. For more information email the Walk Out of Poverty Coordinator, Teri Saydak at walk@concernamerica.org.

NEW Apr 10 Sunday 10am, Santa Clarita: The Gentle Barn Sanctuary Day with Irvine Students Against Animal Cruelty @ The Gentle Barn 15825 Sierra Hwy

NEW Apr 10 Sunday 1:30pm, Irvine: Humanist Association of OC - The Politics of Climate Change @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Mark Tabbert and Wayne Taylor of the Citizens Climate Lobby Mark will discuss solutions to the problem of climate change, and in particular, the solution that CCL favors; a Revenue-Neutral Fee and Dividend Plan. He'll describe how CCL works on the issue. As usual our program allows for a Q&A period following the presentation. Meet and Greet at 1:30, Meeting begins at 2 http://meetup.com/OCHumanists/

NEW Apr 11 Monday 4pm, Santa Ana: OCDA Victims Rally @ 333 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
Every year the OC District Attorney's office has a victims rally to honor the victims of crime. While these survivors deserve to be acknowledged so do the victims affected by OCDA corruption. The victims that are excluded join the rally every year without an invitation, to remind OCDA of the harm they cause to:   - All victims killed by police - not 1 officer has been convicted - Those sitting in prison for a crime they didn't commit as the OCDA cares more conviction rates than justice & those exonerated whose lives were stolen - Youth who were over criminalized & sitting in jail for life - Human trafficking victims who were ignored while OCDA claimed to help them - Victims of violent white supremacy racism & the OCDA refusing to charge defendants with hate crimes - Residents who are victims of political corruption & fraud - OCDA is friends with these politicians & protect them by all means - Organizers who are targeted, arrested and harassed by police & prosecuted for bogus charges - Families & communities racially profiled & targeted through use of injunctions

NEW Apr 11 Monday 6:30-8pm, Santa Ana: Sex Trafficking Community Forum @ Orangewood Foundation, 1575 E. 17th St.
If you are interested in learning more about sex trafficking in our community and Orangewood's residential program for victims of sex trafficking, please attend. Featured speakers are Jim Carson, Orangewood Foundation Program Manager with 25 years experience working with sex trafficking victims, and Oree Freeman, sex trafficking advocate and survivor. RSVP at www.orangewoodfoundation.org/trafficking. For more info, call Jim Carson at 714/337-1575.

NEW Apr 12 Tuesday 7pm, Capo Beach: Progressives of South Orange County @ banquet room of Agostinos
Dinner and social hour 5:30, meeting at 7. The speaker will be Anila Ali, educator, author, activist, and human rights advocate: Islam Today: A modern Muslim woman discusses misconceptions about Islam and speaks out about the rights of women and how to confront extremism. RSVP necessary before April 9: socprogressives@gmail.com Visit http://socprogressives.com/ to keep up with area events and news items of interest and "like us" on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/progressivesofsouthorangecounty

NEW Apr 13 Wednesday 5:30-8:00pm Irvine: Bridging the Gap Between Policing and Minority Communities @ Alliant Irvine Campus, 855 Michelle Dr. Room 319/320
Presented by I-MERIT (International-Multicultural Education, research, Intervention, & Training) RSVP at express.alliant.edu/events/april13. Across the country we've seen clashes between police and underrepresented communities. How is the situation in Irvine? What perspectives are there? How can we discuss concerns we have? This difficult Dialogue will bring together community and law enforcement representatives to engage in a deeper conversation. . Interim Pres & CEO Alliant International University
Event Schedule
5:30 Registration & Refreshments, write your questions/comments/concerns on index cards.
6:00 Introduction & Context Moderators Commentary on recent events at Alliant Andy Vaughn
6:20 Difficult Dialogue Bridging the gap between policing & Minority communities
7:30 Community Questions
7:55 Closing Drs Raji Natrajan-Tyagi and Janie Pinteritis

NEW Apr 13 Wednesday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Wood Democratic Club - "The Peace Of Islam" @ Clubhouse 3, Dining Rm 2
Sheikh Yassir Fazaga serves as the Religious Leader of OC Islamic Foundation (OCIF) in Mission Viejo, Ca. He has done numerous interviews about Islam on television & radio stations around the globe in as attempt to promote understanding of the peaceful nature of Islam as practiced by Muslims world wide. Meeting also includes Club business, Legislation Action, refreshments and a raffle. Members free, guests $3 at the door. for more infor call Sue Dearing at 949-855-6965. Please bring nonperishable food items for South County Outreach. Doors open at 6:30,

NEW Apr 13 Wednesday 7pm, Newport Beach: Labor Tomorrow: A Progressive Discussion Featuring Speaker Jennifer Muir, OC Employees Association, Julio Perez, OC Labor Federation and Karen Ridley, CA Teachers Association @ Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Dr.
Moderator is Al Jabbar, Anaheim Union High School District. The event is sponored by OC Young Professionals; admission is $10 and appetizers are provided.

NEW Apr 14 Thursday 5:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Women Build Monthly Committee Meeting of Habitat for Humanity of OC @ 2200 Ritchey St.
If YOU are interested in joining our Women Build team or learning more information about becoming a Women Build member, this is a great opportunity to attend a meeting and see what we're all about. Please RSVP for this meeting on Volunteer Hub: http://habitatoc.volunteerhub.com/Events/Event/Summary.aspx?EventID=2995133 Women Build is Habitat for Humanity's program for women who want to learn construction skills and build homes and communities. This program brings together women from all walks of life to address the housing crisis facing millions of women and children worldwide.

NEW Apr 15 Friday 9am, Orange: CA Attorney General Public Hearing on Merger of St. Joseph System and Provdence Health and Services @ Orange City Hall Council Meeting Room, 300 E. Chapman.
Nurses throughout the St. Joseph system have substantial concerns about the impact of the proposed merger of these two hospital systems on patients, taxpayers, RNs and other employees and the affected communities. California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) is opposed to mergers that don't guarantee patients and their communities a higher standard of care and is asking the public to attend the hearing and join CAN/NNU in demanding that this merger must ensure that all hospitals remain open, that all jobs and services are maintained - and that the new organization is held accountable for providing charity care and community benefits to the communities it serves.

NEW Apr 16 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United - OC Present No Dinosaurs in Heaven, part of on-going series, "Flicks for Thought" @ Community Room, Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
The film is about Noah's Ark, The Grand Canyon and the struggle to keep religion out and science in our public schools.
Doors open at 1pm; seating is on a first come, first seated basis; no charge and free parking. For info, visit au-oc.org or email OrangeCountyAU@yahoo.com; call 714/299-4551.

NEW Apr 19 Tuesday 4:30pm, Irvine: UCI Community & Labor Project Hosts 2016 Community Scholars Graduation @ UCI School of Law.
A unique program, Community Scholars brings law students from UCI together with community and labor activists to develop a public law project to support organizing efforts in Orange County. Join us for our 2016 graduation ceremony and learn how you can join the program for 2017!

NEW Apr 19 Tuesday 5:30pm, Santa Ana: Santa Ana City Council Meeting @ 22 Civic Center Plaza
Join Orange County Immigrant Youth to demand that the City of Santa Ana end its jail contract with ICE and put an end to immigration detention in the city.

NEW Apr 19 Tuesday 7pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats - A Tale of Two Cities: Aliso Viejo & Mission Viejo @ Norman Murray Center, 24932 Veterans Way
Join us to hear from candidates for city council talk about what is happening at the local level and the importance of electing Democrats to our cities.   Ross Chun, City Councilman, Candidate for Re-election, Aliso Viejo   Shelly Blair, Candidate for City Council, Mission Viejo

NEW Apr 19 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club of OC @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Jim Bettendorf will lead a discussion on Federal and State anti-BDS legislation which would prohibit BDS campaigns directed at Israel. Please refer to the Sabeel action notice which was emailed to all members. Please join us and share your ideas.

NEW Apr 20 Wednesday 2pm, Laguna Woods: City Council to Consider Endorsing CEDAW @ Board Room of Community Center.
CEDAW is the UN Convention on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women, which was passed by the UN in 1979. The United States is the only western industrialized democracy not to have ratified the Convention. There is currently an effort to have all 34 Orange County City Councils endorse CEDAW.

NEW Apr 20 Wednesday 6pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club Meeting with Martin Wisckol, OC Political Reporter @ Marie Callendar's, 31719 Del Obispo
Mr. Wisckol offers an expert's view on the evolution of politics in OC and what it might mean for the nation. Don't miss your chance to cheer for the changing politics in Orange County. Dinner will be $20 including tax and tip. Dinner choices are Soup and Salad Bar, Petite Chicken Pot Pie with Caesar Salad, Grilled Shrimp Street Tacos. All meals come with drink, cornbread and choice of Apple, Chocolate Cream or   Lemon Meringue Pie. If they receive your orders with your reservation they will serve you immediately, If you don't order in advance, it will take a little longer to get served. For those who don't order dinner there will be seating also. You must RSVP to willa@cox.net or 949-370-0401.

Apr 22 Friday 8:30am-5pm, Huntington Beach: 10th Annual Golden West College Peace Conference @ Golden West College Student Center, 15744 Goldenwest St.
The conference will be a gift (no cost) to Coast Community College District students. All others are $25.00 (includes an all vegan breakfast, vegan lunch, conference material and engaging gifts).   Regenerative Peace: Sustaining Our Work, Communities, Environment and Selves in Service   The 2016 Peace Conference is a shared inquiry into a way of life that embodies underlying human values of compassion, care, generosity, and trust. Amid global challenges of the 21st century, the conference advocates that everyday people can redefine the narrative and recognize their vital role in shaping our world-- simply by "being the change they wish to see" to create communities that are just, compassionate, and sustainable.   This is a zero waste event

NEW Apr 22 Friday 6-8pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Happy Hour @ The Harp, 130 17th St.
Membership Drive for Costa Mesa Democratic Club hosted by Council Member Katrina Foley and the Democratic Party of OC with happy hour pricing, full no host bar, food, music, drinks and fun with Costa Mesa Dems, OC Party Dems, OC Young Dems and the friends you bring! $5 at the door. Join the Costa Mesa Democratic Club and you get in free ($20 for full year membership). Stay after to enjoy 80s cover bands Flashback Heart Attack.

NEW Apr 22 Friday 7-8pm, Fullerton: Urgency for Expedited Action on Limiting Global Warming, & Economic Opportunity in Climate Change with Speaker Wayne Taylor, Ph.D. @ Fellowship Hall of First Lutheran Church, 215 N. Lemon.
The talk is on the moral and economic imperative for expedited action on limiting global warming by shifting now from dirty fossil fuels to clean renewable energy from sun and wind, entitled "Passover for Earth." Dr. Taylor recently retired as a University Professor of Biochemistry to join The Citizens Climate Lobby to focus on Global Warming.

NEW Apr 23 Saturday 9:30-11:45am, Aliso Viejo: Earth Day at Soka University with Gene Baur: Eating in harmony with our values @ Soka University of America, Black Box Theater (in Wangari Maathai Hall) 1 Hope St.
Come join us at Soka University for this very special Earth Day event featuring Farm Sanctuary's Gene Baur. More info, RSVP and to pre-order lunch: http://occlimateaction.org/2016/earth-day-at-soka-university-with-gene-baur-eating-in-harmony-with-our-values/ - Do you know enough about your food? - If you sought to live in harmony with your values, how would that change what you eat? - How many of us are making mindful choices vs. operating from our conditioning? - What would compassionate eating look like? - How can we shift the food system into increased sustainability and equity?

NEW Apr 23 Saturday 10am-3pm, Newport Beach: OCSCB Earth Day Event @ Muth Interpretive Center, 2301 University Dr.
The Newport Bay Conservancy is sponsoring an Earth Day event. Come celebrate Earth Day with OCSCB and other charitable, eco-friendly, and energy-conscious organizations. There will be exhibitions, live music, food, and other activities. Spend time outside, make new friends, and learn about conservation in your community. We hope to see you at these upcoming events! If you have any questions, please send us an e-mail us at ocscbiology@gmail.com

NEW Apr 23 Saturday 1-2pm, Huntington Beach: DPOC April Speaker Circuit with United Methodist Pastor Franklyn Schaefer @ Meadlowlark Golf Club, 16782
In his latest book, Defrocked, Schaefer tells the story of officiating at his son's same-sex marriage which resulted in him being tried (and defrocked) by a United Methodist Church court. Schaefer fought back- taking his appeal to the highest court within the church. He won that battle and was reinstated. Pastor Schaefer's victory and his continued outspoken activism for the LGBT community has helped push the Church to consider a rejection of its stance on gay rights and same-sex marriage. Click here to order tickets secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/aprilspeakercircuit

NEW Apr 23 Saturday 3-6pm, Santa Ana: Book Release: John O'Reilly and the San Patricios/Estreno del libro: Juan O'Reilly y los San Patricios @ Centro Cultural de México 313 N Birch St.
Join us as el Colectivo Tonantzin releases our new book "John O'Reilly and the San Patricios" This illustrated story is based on the story of the St. Patrick's Battalion. There will be a live reading of the text for children and adults. Irish and Mexican food Pick up a copy of this new book! Stick around for a concert featuring Mare Advertencia Lírika after this event.! Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Easter Uprising! This book will be shared throughout the U.S., Ireland, México and beyond.

NEW Apr 24 Sunday 2-3:30pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine Summer Kickoff @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club 15 Riparian View
Featuring UCI Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinksy as he talks about the US Supreme Court vacancy and possible appointment by President Obama Plus how the Supreme Court will be at the center of US Presidential Election this year! It is certainly something you will not want to miss!   Cost: $20; $30 to become a member for the year

NEW Apr 24 Sunday 9:30am, Santa Ana: Children's March hosted by El Dia del Nino/The Day of the Child @ 3730 S. Susan St., Ste 100

NEW Apr 24 Sunday 10am-3pm, Santa Ana: 2016 El Día del Niño/The Day of the Child - "Another World Is Possible / Otro Mundo Es Posible" @ Birch Park, 200 N Ross St.
Arts Orange County (Arts OC) and El Centro Cultural de Mexico will present "Día Del Niño"/"Day of the Child", a featured event as part of Arts OC's 31st Annual Imagination Celebration, a month—long county-wide festival of arts for families and children.   "Día Del Niño"/"Day of the Child", a traditional Mexican holiday recognizes children, celebrates a child's importance in society, and promotes their well—being. The day-long festival will take place Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Birch Park in Downtown Santa Ana.   As part of Imagination Celebration, Día Del Niño will bring free arts experiences for children and families including participatory art-making experiences for all ages regardless of skill level. On stage will be staged performances by professional artists, local arts organizations, schools, and community artists. All are welcome to picnic in designated areas of the park.

NEW Apr 24 Sunday 12:30pm, Irvine: The Epic California Drought and Groundwater Depletion as Viewed from Space with Professor Jay Famiglietti @ Irvine United Congregatonal Church, Plumer Hall, 4915 Alton Parkway
Professor Famiglietti is a nationally known expert on water and will highlight the role of satellite observation and discuss changing water supplies, declining groundwater and reservoir levels and stresses on agricultural and urban areas. He is a hydrologist, a professor of Earth System Science at UC Irvine and the Senior Water Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. For information call Vivian Johnson at 760/522-8494.

NEW Apr 26 Tuesday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: CLUE's Clergy & Community Gathering @ Project Kinship, 1535 E. 17th St., #102.
We will be debriefing the past month's actions and activities with updates on El Super Grocery Store workers and immigration issues affecting Orange Coungy, as well as discussing the exciting new policy campaigns gearing up n Santa Ana and planning the next CLUE steps for bringing justice to Cargill Inc workers. Continental breakfast will be provided. Please RSVP to kparedes-arzola@cluejustice.org or 562/565-4826.

NEW Apr 26 Tuesday 5pm, Anaheim: Action to Demand Anaheim City Council Investigate Police Dept. about Feb. 27 Ku Klux Klan Event at Pearson Park @ Anaheim City Hall, City Council Chambers, 200 S. Anaheim Blvd.
Questions surround police actions, including Police Chief's statements and failure to address attack on a counter-protester by Klansman. Visit anaheiminvestigator.wordpress.com/2016/03/22/anaheim-police-the-kkk-police-emails-suggest-police-chief-lied-about-pearson-park-rally-time and contact duaneroberts92804@yahoo.com for more information.

NEW Apr 27-28 Wednesday 6am-Thursday noon, Orange County: The Orange County Community Foundation's Second Annual IHeartOC Giving Day Event
Give where your heart lives. Online donations will be accepted online between 6am April 27 and noon April 28 at iheartoc.org. Participating organizations include El Central Cultural http://elcentroculturaldemexico.org/, OCCORD http://occord.org/ and The Childs-pace Foundation, Inc. http://www.childs-pace.org/. For more info, visit these websites or iheartoc.org

NEW Apr 28 Thursday 6pm, Irvine: PDA Greater OC Chapter @ Home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River
Please join us for our monthly PDA Chapter meeting, where we will discuss national, regional, and local issues of concern, and opportunities for action! And please bring a Pot Luck Snack Food item. Dr Bill Honigman drbillhonigman@gmail.com

NEW Apr 28 Thursday 6pm, Costa Mesa: Protest Donald Trump @ Costa Mesa Fair Grounds, 88 Fair Dr.
We want to send a message to Donald Trump! We in Orange County do not agree with his bigoted and misogynstic ways and we will not stand quietly as he brings these views into our county! http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-trailguide-04272016-donald-trump-kicks-off-california-campaign-thursda-1461775971-htmlstory.html

NEW Apr 29-30 Friday-Saturday, Irvine: The National Faith Leader's Conference: A Weekend on Social Impact @ COR Community Development Corporation, 45 Tesla.
The NFLC mssion is to prepare our communities for today's fight for socio-economic equality for all. This event is a multicultural celebration welcoming all people from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The goal is to "empower communities" by fostering a dialogue with faith leaders, small business owners/entrepreneurs, educators, political advocates and the community at large. Prominent speakers and subject matter experts, including Cornel West, will lead speak and lead discussions on the themes of community development, small business, education, financial literacy. Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-national-faith-leaders-conference-a-weekend-on-social-impact-tickets-22136269177 and visit http://thenationalfaithleaders.com/ for more info.

NEW Apr 29-May 1 Friday-Sunday, Irvine: Forever Changed: An Original Play about Grief and the Unbreakable Bond Between Mother and Child @ UCI and New Horizon School
This community-developed theater project is inspired by stories shared by mothers in the Orange County community who have experienced the loss of a child. The performance is written and directed by MFA Directing candidate Sarah Butts in collaboration with Irvine Councilmember Beth Krom, who lost her son in 2009, and founder of Healing Hearts, a support group for mothers who have experienced child loss. The project is under the support and advisement of Marcelle Holmes, Associate Vice Chancellor, Wellness, Health and Counseling Services at UC Irvine. The performance is approximately 40 minutes long. UCI performances: April 29 and 30, 7pm, Studio 4, Claire Trevor School of the Arts. Directions: http://admin.arts.uci.edu/sites/default/files/directions_to_mesa_parking_structure.pdf Community performance: Sunday May 1, 3pm, @ New Horizon School, Multipurpose Room, 1 Truman St. Both performances will be followed by panel discussions. To reserve tickets for this free event to http://illuminations.uci.edu/events/2016_04_29_30_Forever_Without_You.html

NEW Apr 30 Saturday 9am-9pm, Fullerton: Freethought Alliance conference @ Howard Johnson Fullerton, 222 W Houston Ave.
http://freethoughtalliance.org.

NEW Apr 30 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: UNA-USA OC Chapter UN Coffee Talk Series @ American Red Cross Building, 600 Parkcenter Dr, (between 5 & 55 freeways off 4th st., park by back entrance)
Join us for a brief documentary and conversation about: What is the Future of the UN? The UN stands at a crossroads. This year marks a halfway point in the organization's global effort to eradicate poverty, hunger and discrimination, as well as ensure justice and dignity for all peoples. The UN's 193 member states look back at the success of the millennium development foals (MDGs) and look forward to a nes series of benchmarks for the next fifteen years, the sustainable development (SDGs). What are these and what role can we play in achieving them? What benefits doses the US receive from its UN membership? How can the UN engage change and reform to strengthen its ability to meet demands and vital services efficiently to its huge and diverse membership? This year the ninth Secretary-General will be appointed an without a doubt, have quite a lot on his or her plate going into office. Should the next Secretary General be a woman? The "The United Nations" DVD is by the Foreign Policy Association for Great Decisions 2016.


MAY

NEW May 1 Sunday 9am, Anaheim: May Day March @ Pearson Park, 400 N Harbor Blvd.
Meet up time will be 9 am at Pearson park and the march will start at 10 am. Email info@occord.org for volunteer opportunities.

NEW May 1 Sunday noon, Newport Beach: Banning Ranch Tours with Steve Ray, Executive Director of Banning Ranch Conservancy @ end of West 19th St. in Costa Mesa (corner of @. 19th and Balboa Ave.)
While not allowed on the property, the tour group will visit the best viewing spots, learn the history of Banning Ranch and the efforts to save it. Coastal Commission will decide the future of Banning Ranch on May 12 at Newport Beach City Hall Council Chambers. Two other dates for the tour are May 4, Wednesday at 11am and May 7, 10 am. No need to rsvp. Plan on two hours, wear casual clothes, close toe comfortable shoes; bring water, hat and sunscreen. For more info, call Steve at 310/961-7610.

NEW May 1 Sunday 2pm, Santa Ana: May Day is Our Day - Human Rights and Equity for All @ Memorial Park, Flower & St Gertrude
We stand together under the same sun to proclaim, "Another world is possible without borders". We believe that the Earth is the free territory of the Human Family. We have the right to live amicably, peacefully, ecologically sustainably, responsibly and in free association. We have Universal Human Rights, including peace, education, health care, housing, culture, food, water, freedom of movement, freedom of expression, and freedom to organize.   We are a broad Coalition of organizations and individuals based in the local community which uses consensus to make decisions. We call ourselves the Orange County May Day Coalition because we both inherit the legacy of and work in ways similar to the General Strike of May 1, 1886. This historic movement won the 8-hour workday which we now enjoy and was a diverse, horizontal coalition of people from many industries, cultures and nationalities ocmdc.org

NEW May 1 Sunday 5pm, Santa Ana: Join the May Day Trans Queer Contingent - Demand an end to trans detention @ Santa Ana City Jail
On May 1st, join the May Day Trans Queer Contingent (MDTQC) as we advocate for LGBTQI immigrants! We are calling for an end to all transgender detentions by ICE. Read and sign our platform here: http://goo.gl/forms/FTF6Q9vCFZ

NEW May 3 Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm Santa Ana: Hispanic Advisory Council Cinco de Mayo Meet & Greet @ The Village, 1505 E. 17th. St.
RSVP 714-619-5155 or info@casaoc.org.Guest Speaker: Stephanie Serrano, forma CASA youth, Mix & mingle with fellow CASAs & prospective volunteers Festive food, music & non alcoholic beverages. Event proceeds are designated to the HAC fund to host recruiting events.

NEW May 3 Tuesday 7pm, Huntington Beach: Town Hall Meeting about Proposed Huntington Beach Desalination Plant @ John H. Eader Elementary, 9291 Banning Ave. (between Magnolia & Bushard)
Special guests include Debbie Cook, water activist, former HB May and former member California Desalination Task Force and Ray Hiemstra, Assoc. Director Orange County Coastkeeper and others TBD. Find out more at Visit R4RD website r4rd.org.

NEW May 4 Wednesday 5:30-8pm, Tustin: Cancel 287(g) @ OC Sheriff's Regional Training Academy, 15991 Armstrong Ave.
For years migrant-led and queer trans groups in OC like RAIZ, Orange County Immigrant Youth United WeAreSanJuan DeColores Queer Orange County and many other groups and individuals have demanded the immediate cancellation of the 287g agreement.   Join us and get down with us becuase which side are you on my people? which side are you on? WE ON THE FREEDOM SIDE!

NEW May 4 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC Regular Meeting @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 S. Coast Dr., Metropointe Ctr.
Our main speakers are Nicholas Centino of the UCI Community and Labor Project, with an update on the Orange County wage theft report and an announcement about plans for an immigration services center in OC, and Gaby Hernandez, Chican@s Unidos, with a presentation on the District Attorney Office's jailhouse scandal which has attracted nationwide attention and coverage by the Washtington Post. Social hour begins at 6:30pm, meeting at 7:15. Admission is free. Please join us and bring a friend for a night of progressive action. We usually meet on the patio, but if you don't see us there, we're in the meeting room inside. Join us for an evening of progressive change. If you have any questions, please email dfaoc.comm@gmail.com. Visit http://dfa-oc.org

NEW May 5 Thursday 5pm, Anaheim: OCLF Solidarity Leadership Awards Dinner @ Anaheim Convention Center, Ballroom A & B, 800 W Katella Ave.
5:30 PM Cocktails 7:00 PM Dinner/Program To purchase tickets, please call Joline Cruz at 714.385.1534

NEW May 5 Thursday 6:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC Cinco De Mayo Social Night (aka Taco Thursday) @ Green Valley Adult Recreation Clubhouse, 17250 Los Jardines West.
Join the event for a festive evening of great food, friendly faces and lively discussion of local politics and campaigns among local officials, candidates and club members. Meet, greet and get to know who's who in OC and beyond. Admission is $20 prepaid or $25 at the door. Mail checks and reservations to DCWOC, PO Box 20036, Fountain Valley CA 92728 or reserve online by send an email to club@dcwoc.com to secure your reservation. Then go to www.dcwoc .com and click on "donate" to pay. Net proceeds will support DCWOC's local campaign office.

NEW May 6 Friday 11:30am-1:30pm, Costa Mesa: Celebration of Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties' 25th Anniversary @ Hilton Costa Mesa, 3050 Bristol St.
Mistress of Ceremonies is Senator Connie Leyva and Keynote Speaker is California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom. Purchase ticket at https://secure.ppaction.org/site/Ticketing;jsessionid=81BFEC055DED2652DCCCA7BF07117647.app227a?view=Tickets&id=127841 or call 714/397-1170.

NEW May 7 Saturday 9:30am-2:30pm, Santa Ana: 5th Annual Youth In Resistance Conference @ Spurgeon Intermediate, 2701 W. Fifth St.
RSVP Here/Registrece aquí: http://bit.ly/YIR2016 OC students, teachers and parents! Join RAIZ, Santa Ana Boys and Men of Color and Spurgeon Social Justice Club at our 5th Annual Youth In Resistance Conference! This year's theme is "Our Stories, Our Struggle, Our Future: Ethnic Studies Now!"

NEW May 7 Saturday 10am-8pm, Fullerton: 2nd Annual OC Anarchist Bookfair @ Fullerton College, 321 E Chapman Ave.
Fre and open to the public We have invited activists, authors and booksellers from our own communities and beyond to converge on OC. Our program includes featured speakers, panel discussions, workshop presentations, food, music, poetry, books, books and more books!   Featured Speakers:   Andrej Grubacic, author of "Wobblies & Zapatistas" and "Living at the Edges of Capitalism" Michelle Cruz Gonzales, author of "The Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band" Paul Z. Simons, Lessons from Rojava   Panels include:   Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines. A new anthology on the politics of motherhood featuring editors/contributors China Martens, Mai'a Williams, Fabiola Sandoval and Panquetzani   Community Control and the Police State Moderated by Carolyn Torres of Chicanos Unidos and featuring Michael Brown (Black Lives Matter Long Beach) Donna Acevedo (Anaheim Community Coalition) and Jennifer Rojas (ACLU Community Liasion)   Participating vendors and tabling orgs:   PM Press, AK Press, Little Black Cart, Imix Books, Audey Thunders Clothing, Resistencia Books, Entangled Roots Press, Groundwork Books Collective, OYE Apparel, Anarchist Black Cross, Copwatch Santa Ana, Free Association of Anarchists, LA Catholic Worker and more!   Workshops: No Left Zone: Non-left anarchist / anti-state communist theory in the streets Pariahs - discussion & reading: decolonizing & reclaiming "american" literature Disabled by Society: An Outlook on Intersections of Disability, Class, Race, and Gender A (Gentle) Anarchist Critique of Identity Politics Decolonize Your Diet Cross-Cultural Solidarity: The story of John O'Reilly and the San Patricios Exposing State Power: Using Public Records Requests To Shame, Expose and Challenge the Government We Interrupt This Message: Tips to Intervene in the Media's Slavish Subservience to the State   Our event is disability accessible and childcare will be provided.   About the OC Anarchist Bookfair Collective:   We are a horizontally organized collective that came together to organize Orange County's first ever anarchist bookfair. Ours is an intersectional anarchism opposing all structures of oppression. We are feminist, queer, gender non-conforming, indigenous, anti-capitalist people of color. The collective actively creates another world within the very navel of this otherwise rotting orange.   Contribute to bookfair organizing efforts: https://www.gofundme.com/ocabf

NEW May 9 Monday 6-8pm, Orange: Students Organize Bipartisan Debate for Congressional District 46 Candidates @ Memorial Hall, Chapman Univ., 1 University Dr.
Confirmed participants are Garden Grove Mayor, Bao Nguyen (D), Irvine City Councilwoman Lynn Schott (R), Commander Bob Peterson (R) and Former State Senator, Joe Dunn (D). The debate, presented by Orange County Young Dems, Chapman GOP and Chapman Dems, will be moderated by Orange County Register Reporter Martin Wisckol. Contact Jesse Ben-Ron, President, Orange County Young Democrats 714-262-6472, jessebenron@gmail.com

NEW May 10 Tuesday 6-7pm, Irvine: OC NOW Board Meeting @ Irvine Water District Community Room 15500 Sand Canyon Ave
We will be discussing future events, and we need your presence to help with ideas & suggestions   Please be on time, since the meeting will be held to 1 hour   As always board meetings are OPEN to any member of OC NOW

NEW May 10 Tuesday 6pm, Capistrano Beach: Progressives of South OC Last Meeting Until Fall
Enjoy Sunset, Socializing and Soap Box. If you plan to share announcements or comments, please send short topic description with your RSVP before May 7 to SOCProgressives@gmail.com.

NEW May 10 Tuesday 7:30pm, Santa Ana: Catching the Sun @ The Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St.
https://350.org/campaign/break-free/ The Frida Cinema presents a one-night-only screening of director Shalini Kantayya's new documentary Catching the Sun - a personal perspective of the worldwide race for solar energy. ADVANCE TICKETS: https://ticketing.us.veezi.com/purchase/2170?siteToken=H3RVW4Hi7UCAqWQZqk%2BTpA%3D%3D

NEW May 11 Wednesday 10am, Costa Mesa: Support LGBTQ Students and Fight Hate at the OCDE School Board Meeting @ 200 Kalmus Drive, Board Room
Here is what is up http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-oc-board-of-education-hammond-emails-20160505-story.html   In addition to Hammond referring to LGB people as sodomites, he has done multiple presentations attacking transgender youth and California's AB1266 - the School Success and Opportunity Act - basing his hurtful and ignorant transphobic comments on his history as a football coach and claiming that entire football teams will end up in dresses trying to get into the girl's locker room. Hammond, who is also trying to pilfer Orange County's public school resources to support charter schools, has authored and approved a "Religious Freedom Act Day", a "National Day of Prayer", and a "Day to Recognize the Importance of Easter".   So Hammond, who has been an outspoken advocate of reparative therapy, is running for re-election and evidently wrote that "sodomites get to marry" after DOMA and Prop 8 were overturned and may now be investigated for creating a hostile work environment for telling an OCDE employee that he was going to ask about his sexual orientation at a public school school board meeting. From what I understand, they have to have a majority vote in favor of looking into this claim (wow, by the way, nice way to ensure transparency) and so this may be brought up at Wednesday's School Board meeting. Along with the Harvey Milk Day proclamation (welcome to Orange fucking County).   Hammond is not only creating a hostile work environment for OCDE employees, his rhetoric is creating a hostile school climates for LGBT students - and is completely out of place for an School Board Member. He and his pals Young Kim and Cecilia Iglesias need to know that we will not allow our elected officials to preach hate and to prevent support and services for LGBTQ students.

[Update] May 12 Thursday 9am, Newport Beach: California Coastal Commission Meeting @ Newport Beach City Hall, 100 Civic Center Drive
The vote on the Banning Ranch development proposal originally scheduled for this meeting has been postponed at the request of the developer. A new date for consideration of the development proposal has not been announced. Please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PDV3HMX to sign up for information on the postponed hearing, once it is available. For information on the updated agenda for May 12, visit http://www.coastal.ca.gov/mtgcurr.html.

NEW May 12 Thursday 5:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: 46thCongressional District Candidates Town Hall Discussion @ Santa Ana College, Phillips Hall Theatre, 1530 W 17th St.
This provocative and engaging event will be moderated by Norberto Santana from the Voice of OC   Candidates invited: Lou Correa (D) Joe Dunn (D) Bao Nguyen (D) Louie Contreras (R) Rudy Gaona (R) Bob Peterson (R) Lynn Schott (R) Nancy Trinidad Marin (Independent)   Community Leaders Panel: Ana Urzua - Santa Ana Building Healthy Communities Benjamin Vasquez - Santa Ana Educator Carlos Perea - RAIZ Roberto Carlos Herrera - DeColores Queer OC Sarahi Guerrero - Santa Ana Youth Leader   The 46th Congressional District Candidate Forum Hosts: Laura Kanter, The LGBT Center OC Yenni Diaz, Santa Ana Community Leader Carlos Perea, RAIZ Ana Urzua, Santa Ana Building Healthy Communities Roberto Carlos Herrera, DeColores Queer OC Jose Moreno, Los Amigos of Orange County Media Sponsor: Voice of OC   Please note the event is FREE but parking is $2

NEW May 12 Thursday 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: Living Vegan planning meeting @ 1151 Dove St #210
April Earth Month events were great! What's next? We have a whole series of events coming up to create an educational and supportive network for those interested in veganism. Plus -- advocacy items we could use some help with. Come join us! Feel free to invite others. And -- no, you do not have to be vegan to come -- we love having people that come because they are curious and want to find out more ;)

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

NEW May 14 Saturday 11am-4pm, Huntington Beach: 8th Annual Baby Shower for Wildlife with Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center @ 21900 PCH
Free. Come join this event & help make a difference in the lives of California's Wildlife. For more information and to donate if you cannot attend. WWCCOC.org

NEW May 14 Saturday, Irvine: 30th Anniversary AIDS Walk Orange County & Red Ribbon 5K Fun Run, Reclaiming the Eighties @ William R. Mason Regional Park.
We're taking back the decade of stigma and loss and infusing it with hope for an end to the AIDS epidemic in Orange County. Register today at AIDSWalkOrangeCounty .org.

NEW May 14 Saturday 12:45pmm Santa Ana: OC March For The Homeless @ 201 E. 4th St.
We the people of Orange County, CA have had enough of our homeless brothers and sisters being treated like second class citizens by our elected officials. We are hosting a rally yo demand action on Saturday May 14th! Our organization, Orange County Music League, along with our good friends from We Care SGH Alumni and Friends, are organizing a walk to raise awareness and illicit change. All are invited to March with us. We stand in solidarity with other movements to aide our Homeless Brothers and Sisters. We will be meeting at 4th Street Market's patio and leaving fo our march through Santa Ana at 1pm sharp. We will have markets and poster board to make signs. No profanity will be permitted.

NEW May 14 Saturday 4:30-9:45pm, Laguna Woods: Golbung Programs @ Clubhouse Seven, 24111 Moulton Pkwy.
First is a special program presenting by KPFK Outreach Committee with Reza Jalalipour. Enjoy live music with Syrian singer and drummer Fella Oudane, Indigenous Dancers Group and documentary film depicting lie in Gaza, including discussion with the producer Fida Qishta from Gaza. Light refreshments served. At 7:30-9:45M. Vatankhali reviews the movie Tales by Rakhshan Banietemad, Iranian filmmaker.

NEW May 17 Tuesday 4:45pm, Santa Ana: Call On Council To #EndTransDetention @ Santa Ana City Hall, 20 Civic Center Plz.
#TransQueersRiseUp Join Us In Signling An End To Trans and Queer Detention Locally and Join In On The Fight For National Liberation! Sign The Petition Here http://www.notonemoredeportation.com/santa-ana-90-days/

NEW May 18 Wednesday 6pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democrats Meeting Featuring Charles Blek, President of the Orange County Chapter of the Brady Campaign @ Marie Callenders, 31791 Del Obispo St.
Charles Blek was the founding President of the California Chapters of the Brady Campaign, is a passionate advocate for prevention of gun violence and has been honored for his work by Loyola Law School and other organizations. Dinner at 6 and meeting at 7. Dinner will be $20 including tax and tip. Dinner choices are Soup and Salad Bar, Petite Chicken Pot Pie with Caesar Salad and Grilled Shrimp Street Tacos. You must RSVP to willa@cox.net or 949-370-0401.

NEW May 18 (3rd Wednesday) 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: OC for Climate Action @ 1151 Dove Street #210
April Earth Month events were great! What's next? This meeting will be ultra-important, as it will be two days prior to our meeting in San Diego with Nicole Capretz. We are seeking her advisement on how to get Orange County to do what the City of San Diego did in December 2015 -- pass a law to require 100% renewable energy by 2035.   As our team grows, we can do more. Come join us -- we love both the first-timers and the long-term committed. :)

NEW May 19 Thursday 6pm, Anaheim: OCCCO's 31st Annual Colors of Justice Dinner & Celebration @ Sheraton Park Hotel, 1855 S. Harbor Blvd.
Keynote Speaker: Michael B. Matsuda, Superintendent of AUHSD Faith in Democracy: Tom Tait, Mayor of Anaheim Faith in Action: Shakeel Syed, Islamic Shura Council of Southern California Faith in Community: Marisol Rivera, Vice President of SEIU United Service Workers West   Tickets avail. at www.occcopico.com 714-750-1811 For more information aout sponsorships, tables or tickets, please contact James uriu at 949/246-1473 or email james@occcopico.org.

NEW May 19 Thursday 6:30 pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa First Town Hall Meeting @ location TBA.
Join us to discuss our initiative and proposed changes to the General Plan. We'll take live quesitons and those submitted on Facebook and Twitter - just use the hashtag #AskCM1st.

NEW May 20 Friday 8pm, Lake Forest: OC NORML Meeting @ Fuddruckers, 23621 El Toro Rd.
We will be discussing current news, regular business and our special guest speaker is Nick Morrow from L.E.A.P. who will be talking about Cannabis DUI's.

NEW May 21 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United-Orange County Presents Bonnie Castrey on the Religion Issues in Our School Boards @ Community Room, Irvine Ranch Water District, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Since 1985, Ms Castrey has served her community as an elected Trustee of the Huntington Beach Union High School District. She has served eight terms as President of the Board and has also served on the Board and as President of the Orange County School Boards Association. She is currently a member of the California School Board Association's Delegate Assembly serving continuously since 1987. Our doors open at 1:15 for socializing and the meeting starts at 1:45.   For more information: Email us at OrangeCountyAU@yahoo.com or visit the Orange County AU web site at www.au-oc.org.

NEW May 21 Saturday 2pm, Anaheim: "Paying the Price for Peace: The Story of S. Brian Wilson" @ The Unitarian Universalist Church of Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor Blvd.
with special guest Frank Dorrel. Vietnam veteran S. Brian Willson paid the price for peace as he was run over and nearly killed by a military train during a non-violent protest. Since then, he has continued to call attention to the US government's defiance of international law through waging endless illegal wars. For more info or to RSVP, contact Rugh Shapin ruth@shapin.org; 714/633-0922.

NEW May 22 Sunday 12:30-2:30 pm, Costa Mesa: "Fix-It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point" @ OCUU Church, 2845 Mesa Verde Drive East
Join to watch this 38 min documentary that takes an in-depth look at how our broken healthcare system is damaging our economy, suffocating our businesses, discouraging our physicians, and negatively impacting our families, while remaining unaffordable for a third of our citizens. Discussion: Where do we go from here? Next steps we can take. A light pizza lunch will be served for $5 donation. Starring: Concerned business owners, nurses, patients, doctors, and healthcare experts. Event Producers: California Alliance for Retired Americas, The OCUU Church, The campaign for a Healthy America, Women for OC, the League of Women Voters, and a panel moderated my Dr. Bill Honigman. To find out more contact Eva Goodwin-Noriega at 949-642-8522 or evanoriega@gmail.com

NEW May 22 Sunday 3pm, Irvine: "Future You Can Believe In" Rally with Bernie Sanders @ Irvine Meadows Amphitheater, 8808 Irvine Center Dr.
go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/rally/gpglbj This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are strongly encouraged. Admission is first come, first served.   For security reasons, please do not bring bags and limit what you bring to small, personal items like keys and cell phones. Weapons, sharp objects, chairs, and signs or banners will not be allowed through security. Limited parking available on site for a $10 cash only fee, carpooling is encouraged.

NEW May 22 Sunday 3:30-5:30pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club 2016 Winetasting Fundraiser @ 447 Center St.
Buy tickets online at www.lagunabeachdemocraticclub.com or send check to L.B.D.C., PO Box 610, Laguna Beach CA 92652. $100 per person or $125 day of event. (No cash at the door). For more information contact Mary Carter at 949/395-8664 or marycarterlaguna@msn.com.

NEW May 22 Sunday 6:30-9pm, Irvine: Screening of Speciesism @ Community Room, Irvine Ranch Water District, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave
6:30p Vegan refreshments 6:45p Screening 8:15p Discussion FREE ADMISSION! For more info, film trailer and RSVP: livingubuntu.org/events

NEW May 22 Sunday 7:30pm, Santa Ana: MILK: Harvey Milk Day Screening @ The Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St.
This special screening is brought to you by CinemaCO4, a partnership between The Frida Cinema and LGBT Center Orange County's new LGBT Center on 4th. The CinemaCO4 series showcases films with LGBT themes, directed or written by iconic LGBT artists, or celebrated by the LGBT community. Learn more about CO4 and their services at http://www.lgbtcenteroc.org/centeron4/.

NEW May 24 Tuesday 7am, Anaheim: "A Future to Believe In" Rally with Bernie Sanders @ Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim Ballroom on 3rd floor, 800 W Katella Avenue
go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/rally/gpgj8d This event is ticketed, please print your confirmation email or have it available on your mobile device upon arrival to the event venue. Admission is first come, first served. Public entrance from Grand Plaza (Hotel Way and Convention Way).   For security reasons, please do not bring bags and limit what you bring to small, personal items like keys and cell phones. Weapons, sharp objects, chairs, and signs or banners will not be allowed through security. Parking available for a fee in lots surrounding the convention center. Use the Anaheim Convention Center Grand Plaza stop on bus routes 4, 5, 18, 19 and 22. Use the Convention Center Arena Bus Station stop on bus route 9. Use the Katella-Convention Center Bus Station stop on bus routes 50 and 83.

NEW May 24 Tuesday 5-7pm, Anaheim: Bernie Sanders Volunteer Office Opening @ 370 W. Cerritos Ave. Suite 376
RSVP here: http://secure.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/gpgj9t We are on the 2nd floor in Building 7. Building is at the very end of Cerrito Ave. We will have phonebanking at the end of the event and tell you about upcoming events in Santa Ana, Anaheim, Garden Groves, and Orange

NEW Nay 24 (4th Tuesday) 5:30-6:30pm, Orange: Peace Vigil by MFSO and CODEPINK @ The Orange Circle at the intersection of Glassell St and Chapman Ave.
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).

NEW May 24 Tuesday 6:30pm, Irvine: Ready for Hillary Party @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View.
If you have your Vote by Mail ballot, please bring it! Bring your neighbors who support Hillary and plan for victory in CA. Call Sharon Toji with any questions 949/929-6512.

NEW May 25 Wednesday 10am-1pm, Anaheim: Protest Donald Trump @ Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W Katella Ave.
Remember parking will most likely be difficult to find. Get there at 11 AM at the latest, but earlier will be best.   Donald Trump campaign announced that he'll be returning to Orange County May 25 at noon at the Anaheim Convention Center. Peaceful protest.

NEW May 25 Wednesday 10:45am, Buena Park: Organizing Event with Hillary Clinton @ UFCW Union Local 324, 8530 Stanton Ave.
Hillary will ask Californians for their support and urge them to go out and vote on Election Day. Along with actress and activist Jamie Lee Curtis, she will also discuss why she is the best candidate to raise incomes for California families, to lower health care costs, improve education, and to break down the barriers that hold too many Americans back.   Doors open: 8:15 RSVP here: hillaryclinton.com/events/view/HY45ZWTGBYHMXMS6

NEW May 25 Wednesday 11am, Irvine: Women For OC - Violence in America, with OC Sheriff Sandra Hutchens @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 5 Riparian View
Sheriff Sandra Hutchens is the first woman to serve as the county's top cop.She will speak on public safety and violence in orange county. Her 40 years of law enforcement experience includes counter terrorism training in Israel and FBI training, as well as work in the jails, patrols, investigation and administration, 11:00 refreshments, 11:30 meeting begins. Free and open to the public. Men are cordially invited. Women for Orange County is a volunteer, non-partisan organization dedicated to advancing human and civil rights. Peace, Social Justice, Education, healthcare and the environment. womenforoc@aol.com, http://www.womenfororangecounty.org

NEW May 25 Wednesday 11:30am-1:30pm, Tustin: OC Interfaith Coalition for the Environment - 7th Annual Faith Leaders' Luncheon @ Temple Beth Shalom, 2625 N.
Meet & Greet: 11:00am, Event: 11:30am-1:30pm   Connect - Share - Learn Celebrate what other spiritual communities are doing to care for creation! Awards totaling $2500 will be presented to spiritual leaders for environmentally focused sermons and congregations taking stewardship actions that demonstrate their care for all!   Join OCICE and faith leaders from across southern California at: Temple Beth Shalom, 2625 N. Tustin Ave., Santa Ana.   Cost for admission and vegetarian luncheon: $15 (HURRY! Price increases to $20 on May 20!)   Register at http://www.ocice.org/2016_luncheon

NEW May 26 Thursday 6pm, Irvine: PDA Greater OC Chapter @ Home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River
Please join us for our monthly PDA Chapter meeting, where we will discuss national, regional, and local issues of concern, and opportunities for action! And please bring a Pot Luck Snack Food item. Dr Bill Honigman drbillhonigman@gmail.com

NEW May 27 Friday noon, Irvine: BernEaters at UCI Rally for Bernie @ UCI Flagpoles
Join us as we march from Aldrich Hall all the way around Ring Road to support the Political Revolution & ZOT for Bernie all the way to the California Primary. Encourage your fellow anteaters to get out and vote!   Update: We will move to the staircase leading to Langson Library, which we will not block. This way our speakers can be seen while the bulk of people remain in the courtyard.   INSA Dance is also planning on using the space at 12, so we are going to collaborate with them to share the space. Therefore the event schedule is: 12:00-12:10: INSA Dance Performance - Please show your support! 12:10-1:00: Speakers including, Callum Lamb (BernEaters) Mayor and Congressional Candidate Bao Nguyen PSL Representative OC4Bernie Representative 1:00 - 2:00 March around ring road to encourage fellow students to vote for Bernie in the California Primary 2:00 - 3:00 Optional sit-in at Flagpoles to protest the rigged political & economic systems.

NEW May 27 Friday 7-9pm, Fullerton: BaoCheladas @ 1861 Page Avenue
Tamarindo Podcast and I Love Micheladas will be hosting "BaoCheladas!" For Mayor Bao Nguyen, Candidate for U.S Congress, CA -46 At the home of Manny Muro, Diego Gutierrez, and Eric Gutierrez.If elected, Mayor Bao Nguyen will be the first openly gay immigrant elected to Congress. And he's one of us! He's the only Democratic candidate on the ticket under 40! Come have an I Love Michelada, listen to some awesome music, mixed by Jeff Devoe and help support this amazing candidate by contributing at any of the following levels: Anfitrión/ Sponsor: $1,000 Patrón/ Patron: $500 Amigo/ Friend: $250... Seguidor/ Supporter: $100 Huésped/ Guest: $50 Individual: $25 For more information please contact Simon at (408) 833-4455 Follow: I Love Micheladas on Instagram @ILoveMicheladas And Tamarindo Podcast @TamarindoPodcast For more information visit bao2016.com/BaoCheladas

NEW May 31 Tuesday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: Clergy & Community (CLUE) Gathering @ Santa Ana United Methodist Church, 2121 N. Grand Ave.
Conversation will be about the economic justice issues that our communities are facing. With the power of faith, hope and solidarity we can bring transformation. Please join us in our efforts to break down barriers and expand economic opportunity for all. Please RSVP to sortega@cluejustice.org. Continental breakfast will be provided.

NEW May 31 (last Tuesday) 7:15-9pm, Irvine: Amnesty International group 178 meeting @ Irvine United Congregational Church, Plumer Hall, 4915 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92604
aiusaoc.org/irvine/meetings.html Our group meeting will happen at the regular scheduled time in May. We will take action on the latest AI cases and discuss our new action file, human rights lawyer Nguyen Van Dai.


JUNE

NEW Jun 1 Wednesday 5:30pm, Fountain Valley: OC Water District Board of Directors Meeting on Proposed Huntington Beach Desalination Project @ OCWD Board Room, 18700 Ward St.
Three items will be discussed and there will be an opportunity for public comments. Questions and comments may also be emailed to oceandesalexploration@ocwd.com. Visit OCWD.com to see the agenda and specific documents for the three items to be addressed.

NEW Jun 1 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC Regular Meeting with Norberto Santana, Publisher of Voice of OC @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 S. Coast Dr., Metropointe Ctr.
Voice of OC is a non-profit investigative newsroom focused on daily coverage of Orange County's city halls and government agencies, with an eye toward providing real-time information that allows people to make a difference. Norberto will cover Voice of OC's history and mission and how the organization differs from print media. We also expect to hear about some of the vital coverage Voice of OC has presented on major OC stories. We will celebrate DFA-OC's 13th Anniversary with desserts provided by our steering committee members and include special announcements and events. Social hour begins at 6:30pm, meeting at 7:15. Admission is free. Please join us and bring a friend for a night of progressive action. Join us for an evening of progressive change. If you have any questions, please emaildfaoc.comm@gmail.com. Visit http://voiceofoc.org/ and http://dfa-oc.org

NEW Jun 2 Thursday 11:15am, Anaheim: Grand Jurors Association of OC Luncheon Featuring Latest "Voice of OC" Watchdog Perspective Presented by Norberto Santana, Jr. @ The Phoenix Club, 1340 South Sanderson Ave.
Norberto Santana Jr. is an award-winning investigative reporter with 20 years of experience at major daily newspapers. Before founding Voice of OC in 2009, Santana was lead investigative reporter for OC Register and spend a decade covering local governments across Southern California. Come and hear Norberto's inside informed, candid, clear and unbiased watchdog perspective on the latest happenings in OC Governments. Luncheon will be served promptly at 11:45am. $20 with reservation by May 30; $25 at the door. For reservations, contact Joe Quiros 949/651-011e or email   jmquiros@cox.net. Leave your name, phone number and menu selection between yankee pot roast or chef's salad. Grand Jurors Association of OC   http://gjaoc.org

NEW Jun 2 Thursday 5pm, Irvine: Wear Orange for National Gun Violence Awareness Day @ Irvine Spectrum Center, 670 Spectrum Center Dr.
join us and wear orange to show we are united in the belief that we must do more to stop gun violence.   Kindly RSVP here: act.everytown.org/event/2016-wear-orange-events_attend/2836   Stop by the Irvine Spectrum to meet other Moms Demand Action supporters and take a photo to show your support for the cause. Kids are welcome!   We will meet in front of the Ferris Wheel (which is near Anthropologie).

NEW Jun 2 Thursday 6-8pm, Tustin: Fundraising Event Supporting Beckie Gomez for Orange County Board of Education District 1 @ 10920 Silverado Terrace.
Sponsorship levels at $2,500, $1000, $500, $250, $150 for couple & $99 for individual. RSVP to Sherri Loveland @ sherri-loveland@cox.net or call 714/552-0333 for gate instructions. Make checks to Beckie Gomez for OC Board of Education c/o McIntyre & Barcelona, 118 Chestnut Place, Fullerton CA 92604 or online at www.beckiegomez.com. Provide Name, Employer, Occupation, Address, Phone & Email.

NEW Jun 2 Thursday 7pm, Whittier: "Paying the Price for Peace: The Story of S. Brian Wilson" @ St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave. (NE corner of Wardman St. and Washington Ave.)
S. Brian Willson paid the price for peace as he was run over and nearly killed by a military train during a non-violent protest. Since then, he has continued to call attention to the US government's defiance of international law through waging endless illegal wars. For more info call 562/587-6270 or 562/233-8579. Flyer: whittierpeace.org/pdf/PriceForPeace.pdf

NEW Jun 4 Saturday 9am-1pm, Anaheim: Sharon Quirk-Silva 2016 Assembly Campaign Office Open for Business @ 1125 N. Magnolia, Ste. 105.
Visit the office and meet with other supporters, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez and other local officials. Campaign update at 10am; Canvassing opportunity at 11:30am. For more info, contact Volunteer Coordinator, Jesse Ben-Ron @ 714/262-6472 or volunteer@sharonquirksilva.com. Volunteer shifts now available.

NEW Jun 4 Saturday 5-8pm, Anaheim: World Refugee Day @ Pearson Park Ampitheater, 401 N. Lemon St.
Free and open to the public. Program will include multicultural food, face painting, kids activities, plus refugee story-telling, cultural performances and music entertainment. Invite you friends, family members and neighbors.

NEW Jun 5 Sunday 3-5pm, Laguna Hills: Farrah Khan for Irvine City Meet and Greet @ location provided upon RSVP.
Hosted by Rima Nashashibi and Karen Hinks. RSVP to info@electfarrah.org or Karen at hinkskaren@gmail.com.

NEW Jun 6 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: The Revolution will Continue with Dr. Jill Stein @ Delhi Center, 505 E. Central Ave.
Dr. Jill Stein, candidate for the Green nomination for President will appear   The Revolution will Continue! Come hear Jill speak about the corrupt two-party duopoly, her Green New Deal, and her Power to the People Plan!   Local political speakers will also be on the program. Check here for updated information.   Speakers: Gabriela Hernandez... Prominent Orange and Santa Barbara County Chicana activista of Chicanos Unidos   Jane Rands... Green Party Candidate for Fullerton City Council   Bao Nguyen... Mayor of Garden Grove and currently running for California's 46th congressional district   Dr. Jill Stein... Green Party's 2012 candidate for President of the United States, and is again seeking the Green Party presidential nomination for the 2016 election.

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

NEW Jun 7 Tuesday 7:30-9:30pm, Fullerton: Primary Results Watch Party @ Heroes Bar & Grill, 125 W. Santa Fe Ave., on the patio
California is an important state for Bernie Sanders. And June 7th will be the last Super Tuesday in the Primaries! Come join us to watch the Super Tuesday Primary Results on the patio at Heroes Bar & Grill in Fullerton. Let's cheer on Bernie as he wins his way to the Convention and on to the White House! https://www.facebook.com/events/1402601426705796/

NEW Jun 9 Thursday 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: Living Vegan Planning Meeting @ 1151 Dove St.
We have a whole series of events coming up to create an educational and supportive network for those interested in veganism. Plus -- advocacy items we could use some help with. Come join us! Feel free to invite others. And -- no, you do not have to be vegan to come -- we love having people that come because they are curious and want to find out more.

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

NEW Jun 11 (2nd Saturday) 10am-noon, Westminister: OC Peace Coalition General Meeting @ Spires, 13030 Goldenwest St.
Anyone interested in educating, organizing and changing US foreign policies promoting illegal invasions and occupations, as well as stopping the militarization of the U.S. (High School Military Recruitment, the brutal treatment of undocumented workers, and the criminalization of youth, especially those of color).   We do not support any specific party but do support anyone who is working for Peace and Justice.   Bring your ideas and enthusiasm! ocpeace.org

NEW Jun 11 Saturday noon-1pm, Orange: Flag Day Celebration with OC Democrats @ Local 952 Teamster Hall, 140 Marks Way.
$10 for lunch at 12 noon and program at 1 p.m. Local community leaders will be honored.

NEW Jun 12 Sunday 9am-noon, Santa Ana: Santa Ana Street Breakfast by Santa Ana Club @ Downtown Santa Ana Historic District, 200 E. 4th St.
Friends and neighbors from across the City are invited to partake in a re-enlivening of the historic Santa Ana Fiesta del Oro Street Breakfast. Join us for entertainment, homemade chilaquiles or ol' fashioned pancakes and stick around a Sunday Matinee at the Frida Cinema at 11am ($1 tickets will be available) and to buy your groceries at DTSA Farmers' Market adjacent to the breakfast. This event will bring together Santa Ana for an epic community-building event. Individuals can buy a ticket to attend for just $5 (includes chilaquiles or pancakes and beverage) Organizations, Neighborhood Associations, Families, Churches, Clubs, Schools and Businesses are encouraged to buy a table for 8, decorate it and bring giveaways to share with attendees. Buy a ticket on-line at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/santa-ana-street-breakfast-tickets-25153258072 or at Mega Furniture (400 E. 4th Street).

NEW Jun 12 Sunday 2-5pm, Santa Ana: You Totally Dessert This with LGBT Center OC @ 305 E. 4th St., Second Floor.
We want to meet you. Come mingle with like-minded community members and allies. Join the LGBT Center OC as we present an afternoon of wine and dessert tastings. Gather at CO4 with staff, board members and other supporters. This is a fundraiser for our many programs and services, including mental health counseling, youth engagement opportunities, trans* health and wellness, HIV prevention and testing, advocacy, and arts and cultural programming. Tickets will be available at the door, but we are requesting that you respond in advance. $25 per person for unlimited wine and dessert tastings. RSVP on Eventbrite youdessertthis.eventbrite.com or by phone 714/953-5428 ext. 212.

NEW Jun 12 Sunday 6:30 Santa Ana: Lights For Orlando @ CO4, 305 E 4th St.
Please join us this evening as we gather together as a community to honor and heal. We will meet at the LGBT Center OC's new space, CO4 at 6:30 pm. We will march to Sasscer Park and then return to the plaza on the corner of 4th and French St. for a candlelight vigil. Please do invite others.

NEW Jun 13 Monday 6:30pm, Irvine: OC NOW General Meeting @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Armida Brashears Is Featured Speaker on Importance of Women Voting   Armida is a long-time political activist, a member of MANA and League of Women Voters. June is NOW's election month and seats are available for those interested in getting involved with empowering women. Join us and bring a friend of two. Light refreshments will be served starting at 6pm. For more info, contact Co-Presidents Liz Kadison at missliz167@gmail.com or Kim Salter at kimsalter@cox.net.

NEW Jun 14 Tuesday 1pm, Laguna Woods: Final Adult Performance by LWDC Member Selma Bukstein of "Heroes of Democracy" @ Clubhouse 7
Selma has been teaching about tolerance at elementary schools from Missouri to Alabama to California for nearly 60 years with six finely sculpted 12-inch dolls, fashioned into likenesses of famous humanitarians: Abraham Lincoln, George Washington Carver, Helen Keller, Albert Einstein, Mother Cabrini and Juliette Low. A seventh doll, Martin Luther King, was later added. Read more about the program at http://www.ocregister.com/articles/think-717734-see-bukstein.html and email selmabukstein90@gmail.com to reserve a seat.

NEW Jun 15 Wednesday 4-5:30pm, Orange/7-8:30pm, Irvine: The OC Interfaith Committee to Aid Farm Workers Book Signing Party for "America's Social Arsonist Fred Ross" by Gabriel Thompson
4-5:30pm @ International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, 309 N. Rampart, Ste M, Orange & 7-8:30pm event will be
7-8:30pm @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Parkway, Irvine.
Please RSVP by emailing Suzanne Darweesh @ sdarweesh@aol.com. We are thrilled to present the first biography of Fred Ross, Sr. Author Gabriel Thompson will read short excerpts from the book and of course, we will have books for sale and signing from the author. Fred Ross mentored Cesar Chavez, Delores Huerta, and many others. He is considered America's foremost labor and community organizer. His son, Fred Ross, Jr. will also be present. Light refreshments will be served. The event is open to the public.

NEW Jun 15 Wednesday 6pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club Annual Picnic @ Heisler Park (Picnic Area) at Cliff Drive.
Enjoy BBQ, refreshments, friends Free but a little donation would be nice. The Laguna Beach Democratic Club is Dedicated to supporting the election of Democratic candidates on local, state and national levels. For more info, visit www.lagunabeachdemocraticclub.com.

NEW Jun 15 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: OC for Climate Action (OCCA) Meeting @ 1151 Dove St., Ste. 210.
Come get involved with Orange County for Climate Action! Help us in the pursuit of 100% renewable energy for OC and educating on the importance of transitioning to plant-based eating. We have planning meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:30p in Newport Beach. As our team grows, we can do more. Come join us -- we love both the first-timers and the long-term committed.

[Location change] Jun 15 Wednesday 8pm, Huntington Beach: OC NORML Business and Industry meeting @ Stonefire, 18727 Brookhurst St.
Emergency meeting change for the OC NORML Business and Industry meeting. We will NOT meet at Weedmaps but will be back at Stonefire in Huntington Beach at 8 pm.   Our guest speaker is still Atty Damian Martin

NEW Jun 16 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Huntington Beach: Living Vegan Social @ Vegan Nirvana, 7862 Warner Ave. Ste. 110.
Yay! We are having another "social" - this time at Vegan Nirvana in Huntington Beach. They can accommodate us as a group for dinner, up to 30 people, but we need a good headcount for the reservation, so send me an email if you want to join us! Feel free to invite friends and share with others. Please RSVP by email, not just on Facebook, to barbara @ livingubuntu.org.

NEW Jun 17 Friday 7-8:30pm, Garden Grove: Vietnamese Americans and Allies Gather in Solidarity with Orlando @ Civic Center Park
On June 12, 2016, the community of Orlando, Florida suffered an indelible loss when the lives of its innumerable LGBTQ beloved were taken. The attack happened at Pulse, a gay club and "the heartbeat of Orlando," during Pride Month on Latin Night featuring a Trans headliner.   LGBTQ clubs have always served as spaces for congregation, celebration, and safety for people who could not find a refuge to be themselves elsewhere. For so many of us, they are places where joy and breathable air are readily available. Now, in tender wake, we find ourselves gasping. With hearts heavy, Viet Rainbow of Orange County stands in solemn solidarity with Orlando's LGBTQ+ and condemn any message that may attempt to justify or invisibilize this crime of hatred.   The Orlando shooting was a hate crime enacted on our most vulnerable-- specifically Queer + Trans People of Color, and specifically Latinx brown and black folx in the margin, who face societal and police violence day to day. Though many of us are QTPOC in VROC, VROC acknowledges that the intersection of our identity positions us differently than our black + brown kin, and feel a responsibility to share knowledge with our own. In solidarity, we demand their liberation.   We stand together vigilant in condemning any and all messages that promote hatred. Violence originates from the insidious accumulation of xenophobic, islamophobic,homophobic, transphobic, femphobic dialogue that makes people out to be "other" than ourselves. With love, we stand with our non-Latinx brown and Muslim siblings in the aftermath of deadly, widespread misinformation through the media. Now more than ever should we bring them closer. We, as a community, are not complete without each other.   The victims were our children, our mothers, our fathers, our sons, our daughters, our lovers: they were us. Because we cannot send our fear, we send our love. Because we cannot simply package our tears into love, we send our work and invested commitment.   To our LGBTQ+ family members who feel alone in their grieving, you are not. You are and will always be a stronghold of beauty and joy for daring to exist.   A vigil within the Viet community will be held this Friday night at Garden Grove Civic Center Park (Northeast Corner of Euclid/Acacia Pkwy,near the pond) from 7-8:30pm.

NEW Jun 18-19 Saturday 9am-2pm & Sunday 9:15am, Westminster: Grand Opening of Dieu Ngu Temple with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama @ 14472 Chestnut St.
This event is FREE. All ages welcomed. Seating and parking are first come first serve. Come an hour in advance for parking and seating; doors open at 7am. Saturday schedule: 9am-2pm Dharma Talks and public Speeches (in English) by the 14th Dalai Lama. Sunday schedule: 9:15am Keynote Address from the 14th Dalai Lama and Grand Opening Ceremony at 10am. Due to security and City requirements, you will need to show ticket for entry. Please register/print out ticket via Eventbrite or contact the Temple by phone 714-890-9513 or email ChuaDieuNgu@gmail.com.

NEW Jun 18 Saturday 1:30pm, Irvine: Americans United For Separation Of Church & State @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave. Hoaged: When Religious Hospitals Take Over with Judge Lynn Riddle Judge Riddle is now retired has remained active in the pursuit of justice. Most recently she has been involved in the issues of Catholic hospital mergers in Orange County most notably Hoag Hospital and St. Joseph's. She will discuss the ever-growing trend of Catholic hospital expansion, the impact on health care treatment, and will use Hoag as a case in point. Since 2014, she has been involved with the Community Action Fund Board for Planned Parenthood throughout the Orange and San Bernardino counties. She is currently a fellow at the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy. Doors open at 1:00 for socializing. Lots of free parking. No charge for admission and the public is welcome.

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NEW Jun 18 Saturday 7-9pm, Brea: Queer Vietnameseness: Documentary Screening and Q&A @ Brea Congregational Church United Church Of Christ, 300 E Imperial Hwy.
Join us for a screening of "Queer Vietnameseness", followed by a Question & Answer session with the filmmaker and subjects of the documentary!   *Free & Open To The Public* 7pm: light refreshments provided 7:30pm: Screening 8:30pm: Q&A   Directed By: Quyen Nguyen-Le Featuring: Natalie Newton, Rosi Vo, Shannon My Le

NEW Jun 18 Saturday 7:30-9pm, Huntington Beach: Candlelight Vigil to Mourn Lives Lost in Orlando @ Huntington Beach Pier, Main and Pacific Coast Highway.
Stand in solidarity with LGBTQ+friends and family to heal as a community and to open dialog. We will gather on the north side of the pier at 7:30 pm. The names of the 49 victims will be read by members of our HB community as we honor the lives they lived. Once the names have been read, we will ask those who are able to do so, to proceed in a candlelight procession for the length of the pier. Please respect that this is an event that is meant to promote unity within our community and beyond.

NEW Jun 21 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Mexico Resiste! Vigilia En Nombre De Los Caidos Por La Lucha! @ Sasscer Park, 500 W. Santa Ana Blvd. We'll be gathering at Sasscer park in to remember those that have fallen by the hands of the corrupt Mexican governments. Santa Ana in solitary with Oaxaca.   Please bring candles and people you know. Community unite   In memory of Oscar Aguilar Ramirez, Andrés Sanabria García, Anselmo Cruz Aquino, Yalid Jiménez Santiago, Oscar Nicolas Santiago, Omar González Santiago y Antonio Pérez

NEW Jun 22 Wednesday 6-8pm, Tustin: NWPC CA Board of Directors and Southern California Candidates for a Meet and Greet for Tustin City Council Candidate, Letitia Clark @ 10920 Silverado Terrace.
RSVP to Melahat Rafiei melahat@psccampaigns.com or call 562/491-1318. Tickets are $35 members, $45 non-members, $110 membership & ticket. We will send a notice as soon as we confirm location and registrations will open then.

NEW Jun 25 Saturday 9am, Costa Mesa: OC Parks Clean Up and BBQ @ Talbert North.
You will have a chance to help OC Parks Officials learn more about why Banning Ranch should be preserved and why Fairview Park should be left as wildland. It will also be an opportunity to share your passion with County Supervisor, Michelle Steel and the Mayor of Costa Mesa, Stephen Mensinger, who are also planning to attend and help with the OC Parks clean up and to meet local residents. A BBQ follows the event. For event parking, park in the main Fairview Park parking lot off Placentia Ave and follow one of the trails to the Talbert Preserve North meting location (NOTE: one path has stairs and the other does not).

NEW Jun 26 Sunday 11am-12pm, Westminster: Walk for Hope planning meeting @ 15200 Moran St.
On the agenda: We'll unveil the new location for this year's walk, pass out posterboard, and fine tune some of our activity station ideas. Also, we'll continue our tradition of making vegan ice cream for every WFH meeting. Since garlic was vetoed, what should this month's flavor be?? Directionst to CB's apartment: 15200 Moran St, Unit #139, Westminster 92683/ There's plenty of street parking on Bishop. To enter the complex: there's a staircase leading up to the leasing office on Moran St. Go up the stairs and walk into the courtyard. There will be a long corridor to your right, apartment #139 is located at the very end of the corridor. Text CB if you get lost 562.715.2183

NEW Jun 26 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Irvine Dem Club Meeting with Chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County Henry Vandermeir @ Duck Club, 15 Riparian Way near University Drive and Campus.
Henry will be discussing the June primary results and talk about the road to November. Doors open at 2pm, program starts at 2:30pm.

NEW Jun 29 Wednesday 5pm, Santa Ana: March for a Moratorium on Deportations @ Sasscer Park, 500 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
This week the Supreme Court made it clear that DAPA and DACA+ will not be able to move forward forward for the foreseeable future, leaving our communities without relief while still in danger of falling victim to an expanding immigration enforcement system.   With no DAPA/DACA+ in sight many are asking themselves where do we go from here? The answer is clear: President Obama must take action and put in place a moratorium on deportations, which would mean a temporary stop of immigration enforcement activities and programs, including removals (commonly known as deportations).   This march is part of the Not1More Deportation Campaign's response to the Supreme Court ruling, and will be one of various actions taking place throughout the country this following week.

NEW Jun 29 Wednesday 6pm, Irvine: PDA Greater OC Chapter @ Home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River
Please join us for our monthly PDA Chapter meeting, where we will discuss national, regional, and local issues of concern, and opportunities for action! And please bring a Pot Luck Snack Food item. Dr Bill Honigman drbillhonigman@gmail.com


JUNE

NEW Jul 1 Friday 5pm, Corona del Mar: OCIYU Bonfire @ Corona del Mar Beach.
This was a very sad and frustrating week. That is why we want to take the time to relax and have some awesome conversations. Please come and bring your families. We will be at Corona del Mar Beach! We will have some food there but please feel free to bring something to share.

NEW Jul 2 Saturday noon-10pm, Santa Ana: Trans* Pride - Trans*4ming OC @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St.
Trans*itions Health and Wellness, along with the LGBT Center OC, cordially invite you to Trans* Pride 2016! Our theme this year is "Trans*4ming Orange County"!   11:30am Registration and doors open 12pm - 7pm Glam Closet - Free resource for clothing that matches your gender identity 12pm - 5pm Live Entertainment on the Plaza and Resource Fair   Gallery 12pm - 2pm Job Resume and Mock Interview Clinic 2pm - 2:15pm Break 2:15pm to 3pm Know Your Rights Clinic 3pm - 3:15pm Break 3:15pm - 4pm Immigration/ICE Clinic 4pm - 4:15pm Break 4:15pm - 5pm Jessica Herthel, Co-Author of "I Am Jazz" 5pm - 5:15pm Break 5:15pm - 6:30pm Blue Shield's Navigating Insurance Panel 6:30pm - 7pm Break 7pm - 8:30pm Shakina Nayfack, Keynote Speaker, Writer and Producer of "Manifest Pussy"   Board Room 12:30pm - 1:15pm Trans* 101, English 1:15pm - 1:30pm Break 1:30pm - 2:15pm Trans* 101, Spanish 2:15pm - 2:30pm Break 2:30pm - 3:15pm Let's Talk About Sex! Trans* Sex Ed, English and Spanish 3:15pm - 3:30pm Break 3:30pm - 4:30pm Healing Circle 8:30pm - 10pm Art Gallery Reception with Party Under the Stars!

NEW Jul 3 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party Meeting @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Potluck and open discussion   Bring a dish or beverage to share (no alcohol), and tell us what's on your mind: what the recent primary election tells us, and where Greens should go from here.   At least two OC Greens that we know of will be running for local office in November, in addition to any other projects you might have in mind. There's always something to talk about.
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.

NEW Jul 4 Monday 9:30am, Huntington Beach: Come march in the 4th July Parade with VFP @ Starbuck, Seacliff Village Shopping Center 7101 Yorktown #104!
We will shuttle you from there to start of parade between 8 and 9:30am or walk or find a spot on an open side street. This year, no one has to walk- we've got a huge truck so we can ride & wave! There will be thousands watching and many more on televised programs. Also, there is always a heavy military presence. We need YOU to remind the world that the wars continue and peace is patriotic.   Parade rules forbid the use of protest signs, but they allow us to have our banners and signs with our message "Support the Troops; Bring them Home Now!" Wear your MFSO/ VFP/ IVAW T shirt. We will have umbrellas, plenty of water and extra T shirts. Wind down afterwards with us for pizza and beer at : Blast 825 Pizza, 18541 Beach Blvd Huntington Beach, CA 92648. Questions on July 4 call Jeff Merrick at 562-522-4241 or Ed Garza at 714-317-3969. Join Veterans for Peace, Military Families, the Long Beach Area Peace Network and the Orange County Peace Coalition and Friends in the largest parade west of the Mississippi! This year, no one has to walk- we've got a huge truck so we can ride & wave!

NEW Jul 5 Tuesday Time TBA, Vista: Sit-in at Representative Issa District Office @ 1800 Thibodo Road, Suite #310.
Issa's district covers San Diego; however, he also represents Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano and Ladera Ranch in the OC. If you are interested in going, please contact our office: (949) 206-9676 (During the weekend calls are forwarded to my cell. On Going Project: Standing for Action with Social Media. We have great signs at our office. We'd like to take your picture holding a sign and then we will continue to use social media to let Congress know that we want them to do their job and protect pubic safety. We want VOTES on Background Checks (H.R. 3411) and S. 2934 and NO FLY/NO BUY! Your are welcome to pick up a sign to get more pictures and people involved. Just be sure to email the pictures to us! You also can make up your OWN sign with pictures and email them to us: orangecountybradychapter@gmail.com

NEW Jul 7 Thursday 6-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Protest in solidarity with the teachers of Oaxaca @ Cabrillo Park, 1820 E. Fruit St.
On the night of June 19 "more than 100 people were injured and at least 12 killed in an attack by Mexican police on protesting teachers in the State of Oaxaca in southern Mexico. The police descended on teachers in the community of Nochixtlán, where they were protesting education cuts and the arrests of two teachers' union leaders on what protesters say are trumped-up charges. For many, this is a continuation of a much longer fight"   Santa Ana joins the fight in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Mexico. Condemning the Government actions, using violence to oppress its people. The Mexican government has this tendency to use violence on its people and putting it under the rug like nothing ever happen. We've seen this occurs a hundred times. In Tlatelolco, Aguas Blanca, and Ayotzinapa being the most recent one and many more. We cannot let this corrupt and destructive government continue its reign of terror. In the name of the fallen, we cannot let impunity be the norm. We demand justice for the teachers of Oaxaca and we demand answers from the Ayotzinapa case.   We will meet at Cabrillo Park, at 6 p.m. around 7 p.m. we will start to march towards the Mexican consulate, demanding justice. We'll conclude the gathering around 8:30 p.m   Please bring candles and signs, lets make our voices heard

NEW Jul 8 Friday 7-10pm, Huntington Beach: Vigil: Why Are You Killing Us? @ Huntington Beach Pier
In the past 7 days 22 people have been killed by police across America. We have all seen video of people killed in cold blood by police and then we all know the script... NO ACCOUNTABILITY. This also hits close to home, in Orange County 2 Latino men have been victims of police brutality. Pedro Erick Villanueva was killed by Undercover CHP in Fullerton on July 3rd 2016 and Fermin Vincent Valenzuela was beaten close to death and now on lifesupport by Anaheim PD on July 2nd 2016. Join us to say ENOUGH is ENOUGH.   Together we will hold a candelight vigil and sand ceremony to mourn and grieve. Together we will ask for accountability and a stop to police terror.   Please bring candles for the pier march.

NEW Jul 10 Sunday noon-4pm, Anaheim: Really, Really Free Market @ Pearson Park, 400 N Harbor Blvd.
Bring stuff you don't need/want anymore! And get stuff you do need/want! *NO MONEY, NO BARTER, NO TRADE, EVERYTHING IS FREE.   If you are brining items to share please only bring what you can carry (a bag or two) *Try and show up early (not 30min before we clean up) So folx have time to look and take items. This will also help us have less to clean up!   Homophobia, transphobia, sexism, racism, ableism, body shaming, etc. will not be tolerated   The Really, Really Free Market (RRFM) movement is a horizontally-organized collective of individuals who form a temporary market based on an alternative gift economy. The RRFM movement aims to counteract capitalism in a proactive way. It holds as a major goal to build a community based on sharing resources, caring for one another and improving the collective lives of all. https://facebook.com/RRFMAnaheim/

NEW Jul 10 Sunday 12:30-3pm, Santa Ana: Brown & Black Lives Matter--End Police Brutality @ California Highway Patrol, 2031 E Santa Clara Ave
Stop Killing the youth. Stop Police Brutality!!!! Bring signs and noise makers.

NEW Jul 10 Sunday 1-3pm, Huntington Beach: OC for Hillary Potluck Picnic @ Murdy Park, 7000 Norma Dr.
Meet, socialize and organize for the upcoming General Election. Further details on the campaign website. Please RSVP @ https://www.hillaryclinton.com/events/view/3DFABHQSWCAW2ZVR/ Please bring a dish based on your last name. A-H appetizer; I-R Main Dish; S-Z - dessert or drinks.

NEW Jul 10 Sunday 1:30pm, Irvine: Humanist Association of OC Meeting with Stephanie Campbell and Susan Johnston on End of Live Option Act @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Stephanie Campbell (Co-President of Americans United for Separation of Church and State) is the Orange County Action Coordinator for the Compassion and Choices organization which has fought for many years to enact end of life legislation. Susan Johnston is currently an Orange County Co-Action Team Leader for Compassion and Choices, making presentations on the new legislation. She is committed to helping to establish the normalization of medical aid in dying as an acceptable option for terminally ill patients in our state. Humanist Association of Orange County (HAOC) A Chapter of the American Humanist Association. For Information, call 714-504-3857, or email   ochumanists@gmail.com) Visit our website at http://www.meetup.com/OCHumanists.

NEW Jul 10 Sunday 4-8pm, Anaheim: Black Lives Matter Protest @ Anaheim City Hall, 200 S. Anaheim Blvd
Wear black.

NEW Jul 10 Sunday 7:30-9:30pm, Irvine: Love Thy Neighbor Candlelight Vigil @ Corner of Culver and Alton
We will gather together to denounce hate, violence and racism in our country and in our world, reaffirm our commitment to peace with justice and declare our mutual respect, affinity and love for each other as members of one human family.   Only positive signage, please!

NEW Jul 11 Monday 4pm, Fullerton: CSUF #BlackLivesMatter @ City Hall, 303 W Commonwealth Ave.
Wear all black for the attire please.

NEW Jul 11 Monday 7pm, Orange: Pax Christi Book Discussion @ St. Joseph Center, 480 S. Batavia, Classroom 4.
Subject will be "The Beatitudes of Peace" by John Dear. The book is available at Amazon and we will be reviewing and discussing the Introductin and first two chapters. For more info, contact Mike Walsh, Pax Christi OC Coordinator, 714/970-2888; mikewalsh@pacbell.net.

NEW Jul 12 Tuesday 5-8pm, Anaheim: Black Lives Matter Protest @ Anaheim City Hall, 200 S. Anaheim Blvd.
There will be a Black Lives Matter Protest in front of Anaheim's City Hall on Tuesday the 12th at 5pm. There will be a city council meeting happening at the time so it's the perfect time to get our voices out there

NEW Jul 12 Tuesday 5-11pm, Anaheim: Anaheim City Council to Consider Half A Billion Dollars in Subsidies @ Anaheim City Hall, 200 S. Anaheim Blvd.
The subsidies would underwrite two hotels owned by a Chinese investor and one Disney hotel. The subsidies would amount to 70% of the bed taxes rebated back to the hotel owners. Tourism already receives almost 30% of Anaheim's General Fund in subsidy. Attend the City Council meeting and bring a friend of email the City at SRay@Anaheim.net and express your views to the City Council.

NEW Jul 12 Tuesday 7:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Barrio Writers & CSUF Grand Central Art Center Present Reading with Author Cathy Arellano @ CSUF GCAC, 125 N. Broadway.
In efforts to continue building our literary events into a community collaboration, the LGBT Center OC will host the reading. The reading will be followed by a book sale and signing.

NEW Jul 13 Wednesday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Wood Democratic Club - UCI Professor of Law Jennifer Chacón "Comprehensive Immigration Reform - How and When?" @ Clubhouse 3, Dining Rm 2
An expert in Immigration law, Professor Chacón does research in the fields of immigration law, constitutional law and criminal law and procedure. As a teacher of both criminal procedure and immigration law and policy, she is particularly interested in questions arising at the intersection of these fields.   Meeting includes Legislative Action, Raffle, Refreshments, Membership, Voter Registration, and Volunteer Opportunities. Laguna Woods Democratic Club Members attend free; guests are asked for a $3 donation at the door.   Please bring nonperishable food items for South County Outreach, and don't forget to bring your Return Address Labels for Legislative Action Petitions,   For info, or if you live outside Laguna Woods Village and need a gate pass, call Sue Dearing at 949 855-6965. (Events are for Laguna Woods Village residents and their guests only)

NEW Jul 13 Wednesday 7pm, Newport Beach: OC Young Democrats @ Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Dr.
Come mingle with young democrats and hear from our esteemed guest speaker Anthony Williams. Mr. Williams is the Director of Government Relations for The Boeing Company, and is the former Policy Director and Special Counsel to California Senate President pro Tempore, Darrell Steinberg. You don't need to be a politician to have a career in politics, come learn about the opportunities that government advocacy has to offer.

NEW Jul 14 Thursday 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: Living Vegan Planning Meeting @ 1151 Dove St. #210.
We have a whole series of events coming up to create an educational and supportive network for those interested in veganism. Plus -- advocacy items we could use some help with. Come join us! Feel free to invite others. Bring vegan snacks to share is optional. And -- no, you do not have to be vegan to come -- we love having people that come because they are curious and want to find out more.

Jul 16-17 Saturday & Sunday 8:30am-6pm, Santa Ana: Transforming Conflict - Hosted by Alternatives to Violence Project @ Project Kinship, 1535 E. 17th St.
The fee covers the cost of materials and refreshments, as well as contributes to our prison work. All facilitators are volunteers. Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds! Enjoy a hands-on, experiential Basic Workshop where you'll connect deeply with others, laugh, share and be listened to while learning ways to reduce conflict in your world, your classroom, your family or at work. Treat yourself to this workshop purely for personal growth, or make it your first step toward facilitating ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE PROJECT (AVP) workshops in prisons and the community. See www.avpcalifornia.org for details on the program and concepts. This workshop is led by trained volunteers who are currently facilitating workshops at prisons and in the community. The workshop is coordinated with Orange County's Project Kinship. Project Kinship serves high-risk, formerly gang-involved and incarcerated men and women in a trauma informed care setting utilizing a biopsychosocial framework encompassing mental health, employment, education, and life skills to successfully integrate into communities. Questions: Please email avporangecounty@gmail.com. Find tickets @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transforming-conflict-alternatives-to-violence-advanced-workshop-tickets-21248873954

NEW Jul 16 Saturday 9:30-11am, Fountain Valley: Walk for Hope Planning Meeting/ Scavenger Hunt @ Mile Square Regional Park - Forest Shelter, 16801 Euclid St.
Our next WFH plannng meeting is a test... to see how difficult it is to find our new WFH venue :)   The Forest Shelter is located on Euclid St, halfway between Edinger & Warner (near the park entrance). It's a covered picnic area with tables and an adjacent playground. Free parking on the street   At this meeting we will: - walk the route - pass out quote posterboard - learn what those purple things in the picture are - fundraising updates - review activity stations - publicity gameplan   Vegan Ice cream flavor this month will be... earl grey tea (since we're meeting early)   see you there!

NEW Jul 16 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United For Separation Of Church & State - Doug Wright On Being a Humanist in the U.S. Navy @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Doug Wright is a Navy Chief Petty Officer; he has served since December 1992 to the present. His decorations include the Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3) and a Navy Unit Commendation. He has done tours of duty aboard the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72), USS VALLEY FORGE (CG-50), at NAF ATSUGI AIR OPERATIONS, aboard the USS CUSHING (DD-985), USS STETHEM (DDG-63), at SRF/JRMC YOKOSUKA, aboard the USS RENTZ (FFG-46) and at SPAWAR SAN DIEGO.   Doug was raised primarily in the Baptist church and it was there that the first seeds of doubt were sown in his mind. Around the time he joined the Navy he had realized that Christianity was no longer fulfilling. It was in his mid-thirties that he became a Humanist. He is currently a Humanist Lay Leader with the American Humanist Association and MAAF and is focused on getting the Navy to accept and support Humanism. See more at: http://militaryatheists.org/atheists-in-foxholes/#21253

NEW Jul 17 Sunday 8am-12pm, Anaheim: Peace and Dignity Runners @ La Colonia Community, 10841 Garza Ave.
Major cross streets are Katella and Magnolia. There will be a procession along the streets of Berry, Garza and Harcourt to welcome the runners, staffs and community. Please bring your favorite and best breakfast dishes/drinks to share for potluck breakfast. Bring your own plates, cups, utensils and beach chairs. Runners will rest a bit and then OC will lead runners to the Pechanga Reservation where they will rest for about 3 days. Everyone is welcome; if you want to run or be a driver or help in any way, please contact Michelle Castillo Garcia @ 562/533-0373 or Lupe Lopez @ 714/510-5114. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jGQQ3wKVazc4hpGaD8ubmgsCZudPsf41rte-ANxSxkE/viewform

NEW Jul 17 Sunday 2-4pm, Mission Viejo: A Summer Social with the United Nations Association-USA OC Chapter
Please join UNA-OC members for an afternoon of good conversation and light refreshments. A new campaign for refugee children is being casually introduced with a special opportunity for a virtual reality experience of a refugee camp. RSVP for address and directions to joy at 949/235-3603 or joy.adams0@gmail.com.

NEW Jul 17 Sunday 2-5pm, Fountain Valley: Tribute Luncheon for Al White @ Claim Jumper Banquet Room, 18050 Brookhurst Ave.
Join Friends of Al White to honor half a century of peace activism. Please send any photos you have so that we can have a photo montage of Al's good work. We can scan paper photo's also. Also, please forward this notice to others who know, love and admire Al and his work. For info, contact Pat Alviso & Jeff Merrick, Military Families Speak Out, www.mfso.org 562-833-8035

NEW Jul 17 Sunday 4-8pm, Fullerton: Unity March @ Fullerton City Hall, 303 W Commonwealth Ave.,
We are organizing a unity March as we stand with BLM. We are fighting for justice, our human rights, and for equality.

NEW Jul 19 Tuesday 7pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats @ Norman Murray Comm. Center, 24932 Veterans Way.
Pot or Not Pot!! Guest speaker: Radio Host - Lenny Swerdlow, RN and President of the Brownie Mary Democratic Club Will speak about the upcoming marijuana initiative on the November ballot and implications for its adult recreational and medical use. Mr. Swerdlow is also an elected member of the Executive Board of the California Democratic Party and the Central Committee of the Riverside County Democratic Party. All are welcome at this informative meeting!! See you there!!

NEW Jul 19 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club of OC @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
We will have a panel discussion on the Rand report which talks about possible future outcomes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the costs involved. Please download the report in English or Arabic. http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR740-1.html in Arabic: http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/research_reports/RR700/RR740z2/RAND_RR740z2.pdf Plan to join us and share your thoughts

NEW Jul 20 Tuesday 6-9pm, San Juan Capistrano: South Orange County Democratic Club @ Marie Callenders, 31791 Del Obispo St.
Our speakers will be Steph Campbell and Susan Johnston from Compassion and Choices. They will be speaking on the End of Life Option Act, which went into effect in CA on June 9th. Dinner at 6; meeting at 7pm. Cost: Dinner will be $20 including tax and tip. Choices are Soup and Salad Bar, Petite Chicken Pot Pie with Caesar Salad, Grilled Shrimp Street Tacos. All meals come with drink, cornbread and choice of Apple, Chocolate Cream or Lemon Meringue Pie. You must RSVP to willa@cox.net or 949-370-0401.

NEW Jul 20 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: OC For Climate Action (OCCA) @ 1151 Dove St., Ste. 210.
Come get involved with OC for Climate Action! Help us in the pursuit of 100% renewable energy for OC and educating on the importance of tranistioning to plant-based eating. We have planning meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:30p in Newport Beach. As our team grows, we can do more. Come join us -- we love both the first-timers and the long-term committed.

NEW Jul 21 Thursday 4:30-8pm, Buena Park: OCLF Candidate Academy @ UFCW 324, 8530 Stanton Ave.
If you are interested in running for office in the upcoming elections or if you would like to learn more about Unions in Orange County, join us for our next Candidate Academy.   Our Candidate Academy is designed to familiarize candidates with the political and policy priorities for working families throughout Orange County.   To be considered for endorsement by the Orange County Labor Federation, candidates must complete one academy session.   Please RSVP to Joline Cruz at (714)385-1534 or Joline@oclabor.org   *Dinner and refreshments will be served.

NEW Jul 22 Friday 8am-12pm, Santa Ana: OC Courtwatch: Demand Accountability in the Orange County Court System @ Orange County Superior Court, 700 Civic Center Dr. West.
Free - register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oc-court-watch-demand-accountability-in-the-criminal-justice-system-tickets-26477432714 Let elected officials know that the public is watching and to advocate that all Brady evidence (any evidence that is favorable to the defendant) is turned over by prosecutors and judges. Prior to Courtwatch, attend training on Tuesday, July 19 from 6:00-7:30pm (Location TBD) Questions? E-mail Jennifer Rojas at jrojas@aclusocal.org. OC Court Watch is observing the four year anniversary of the shooting deaths of Manuel Angel Diaz and Joel Acevedo by Anaheim Police Department on July 21 and July 22, 2012 respectively. Co-sponsors: Angels for Justice, Arthur Carmona Center for the Wrongfully Convicted, Chican@s Unid@s, CJ Ford Private Investigations, Law Enforcement Accountability Network, Youth Power OC   Pre-Court Watch training on Tuesday, July 18 from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at El Centro Cultural de Mexico, 313 North Birch Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701.

NEW Jul 22 Friday 7-8:30pm, Orange: Freedom Ring A remembrance of those who have fallen due to violence, brutality, and silence. @ Chapman University, Fish Interfaith Center, 1 University Dr.
After the merciless killings of countless people of color Chapman's Black Student Union felt that the community should come together and strengthen one another. We will pay our respects, lean on each other, and fortify the belief that love will eradicate hate.   You are cordially invited to join us as we come together to remember those who were killed for wearing their skin proudly and valiantly.

NEW Jul 23 Saturday 1-9pm, Santa Ana: Musica en Movimiento Art and Music Festival @ Centro Cultural de México 313 N Birch St.
Musica en Movimiento (MeM) is an all-day outdoor art and music festival showcasing local and internationally acclaimed musicians, speakers, poets, and artists presented by El Centro Cultural de Mexico. We invite you to come and enjoy a day filled with vendors, a resource fair, food, and live art in downtown Santa Ana. This event hopes to bring community together to continue to raise political and social awareness through the arts and activist culture.   This years theme, OMETEOTL reminds us of the need to look into our ancestral heritage and restore the sacred balance of all living and breathing creations.   $5 Suggested Donation $20 "Santa Ana looks like this" & "Santa Ana vs Everybody" T-shirts get you in. Shirts will be sold at the door or buy yours online now PayPal: http://bit.ly/27qh9pm

NEW Jul 24 Sunday 10am, Mission Viejo: Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation with Special Guest Speaker Gustavo Arellano @ 23421 Madero.
OC Weekly editor Arellano's talk "OC's Path from Conservative Hell to Progressive Heaven" tracks the transformation of Orange County, from a deeply red place to one where progressive thought and politics are on the rise. Gustavo Arellano is an award-winning writer and the author of the nationally syndicated column "Ask a Mexican!" Gustavo is also a lecturer in the Chicana and Chicano Studies department at California State University, Fullerton.

NEW Jul 26 Tuesday 10am-12pm, Anaheim: CLUE Clergy & Community Gathering @ Anaheim United Methodist Church, 1000 S. State College Blvd.
Join us for a time of conversation about the economic justice issues that our communities are facing. With the power of faith, hope and solicarity we can bring transformation. Please join us in our efforts to break down barriers and expand economic opportunity for all. RSVP to kparedes-arzola@cluejustice.org. A continental breakfast will be provided.

NEW Jul 26 Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm, Orange: Reception with Labor and OC Pipeline Project @ 309 N. Rampart St. Set. A.
If you're planning to run for office and interested in learning about labor unions, join the Orange County Labor Federation and Represent OC for this Reception. Get engaged and connect with labor leaders. This event is strictly social and not an endorsement event. For more information or to RSVP, call George Doctorian at 714/385-1534.

NEW Jul 26 (last Tuesday) 7:15-9pm, Irvine: Amnesty International group 178 meeting @ Irvine United Congregational Church, Plumer Hall, 4915 Alton Parkway
aiusaoc.org/irvine/meetings.html Group Meeting - writing letters for current human rights cases and event planning

NEW Jul 27 Wednesday 11am-1:30pm, Irvine: Women For: OC - "Where To Invade Next: A Film by Michael Moore" @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club 5 Riparian View
11am - Complimentary pizza/salad lunch 11:30am - Feature film (starts promptly)   This movie is about how America can grab good ideas from the rest of the world to make our economy and society work better for everybody. Michael shows how change can happen. What seems impossible can become real, if we just work together, think big, and don't give up. Even if you have seen it before you'll want to see it again. Please join us!   IN THE INTERESTS OF CONSERVATION, PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR OWN CUP FOR REFRESHMENTS; BRING A FRIEND, TOO!

NEW Jul 30 Saturday 2-6pm, Garden Grove: Reception for Rickk Montoya, Candidate for Garden Grove City Council District 6 @ The Diaz Family Home, 11591 Candy Lane.
Rickk Montoya is an Army veteran and currently serves as a 911 Dispatcher with the Los Angeles Police Department. Montoya also serves as a City Commissioner on the Parks, Recreation and Arts commission. He and his wife Autumn they have two children. To learn more about Rickk's goals and campaign, please attend the reception or visit his website at http://www.voterickk.org/

NEW Jul 31 Sunday 11am-2pm, Brea: Anaheim Sings The Blues, A Blues Barbecue Lunch and Fundraiser for Dr. Jose F. Moreno's Campaign for Anaheim City Council, District 3 @ Yumul-Letourneau Residence, 3664 Falcon Way.
Please consider adding your name to the host committee for THE summer event of the season with delicious barbecue, unlimited Bloody Mary's, mimosas and fun, fun, fun! Individual - $33 / Host - $103. RSVP to Jeff Letourneau at 714-267-5707 or khinks@verizon.net. To contribute online: drjosefmoreno.com. Checks should be made payable to: "Dr. Jose F. Moreno District 3" and mailed to: PO Box 3611, Anaheim, CA 92803-3611.

NEW Jul 31 Sunday 1:30-3:30pm, Irvine: Meet & Greet with Irvine City Council Candidate Farrah N. Khan
Please RSVp to ndhawls@gmail.com and/or 949/351-4260 for location.Farrah currently serves as Executive Director of the Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council. For more info, please visit www.ElectFarrah.org and follow her progress on facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/FarrahforIrvine.

NEW Jul 31 Sunday 2-4pm, Costa Mesa: Meet & Greet to Elect John Stephens to Costa Mesa City Council @ In the Atrium, 1503 South Coast Drive.
Help John as he runs to represent all of the citizens of Costa Mesa. Costa Mesa Republicans have understaffed their police and fire departments. John has had enough and believes more needs to be done to make sure Costa Mesa residents are safe. To learn more about his campaign, visit http://www.stephens4costamesa.com/

NEW Jul 31 Sunday 4pm. Santa Ana: New Member Coffee for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America @ Panera Bread, 3941, S. Bristol St.
This is a chance to learn more about our organization's efforts to decrease gun violence and to learn how you can join our work.

NEW Jul 31 Sunday 6-9pm, Irvine: A Screening of PlantPure Nation @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Hosted by Golden West Peace Studies Program, Orange County for Climate Action, Living Vegan, a project of Living Ubuntu, the screening will include a post-film discussion with Laura Robinson Oatman (Certified Plant-Based Nutritionist). Admission is free; light refreshments to be served. For more details, film trailer and RSVP: http://occlimateaction.org/2016/a-screening-of-plantpure-nation/


AUGUST

NEW Aug 2 Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm, Anaheim: Sharon Quirk-Silva for Assembly Reception @ Las Polomas Restaurant, 400 S. Euclid St.
Sharon beat her Republican opponent in the Primary by 7 points! Now it is time to make sure that she wins in November! Will you help send her back to Sacramento? Suggested Donations range from Individual Ticket at $50 to Host at $1,000. To learn more about her campaign visit http://www.sharonquirksilva.com/

NEW Aug 3 Wednesday 6pm, San Clemente: Democratic Women of South OC @ Holiday Inn, 111 S. Avenida de la Estrella.
Come and meet other like-minded women, bring your enthusiasm for all things Democratic and your ideas of how the Democratic Women of South Orange County may become a powerful voice at election time. 6-7pm: Registration, social hour, light fare and no-host bar; 7-8pm: Welcome: Geri Ditto, President, Democratic Women of South Orange County. Introduction: Fran Sdao, Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County Speakers: Kristen M. Vital, Superintendent for the Capistrano Unified School District and Joe Dixon, Smart SchoolHouse LLC, Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) discussing local and state school bond measures.

NEW Aug 4 Thursday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: Annual Hate Crime Report @ OC Human Relations, 1300 S Grand Ave, Ste B.
Hate crime is up in Orange County--come to this Hate Crime Network meeting to learn more. Now, more than ever, we must look at how we work together to fight hate. melissa@ochumanrelations.org

NEW Aug 4 Thursday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC @ Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 North Harbor Blvd.
Join the DNOC as our two guest speakers will be presenting propositions scheduled for the November 2016 ballot. Dave Walrath on Proposition 51: School Bonds. Funding for K-12 School and Community College Facilities. Initiative Statutory Amendment. Josh Pechthalt on Proposition 55: Tax Extension to Fund Education and Healthcare. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. DNOC times: Dinner and Socializing at 6. Meeting begins at 7. For more information, email linda@heareveryvoice.com

NEW Aug 4 Thursday 6:30-9pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC with Henry Vandermeir, Chair of the Democratic Party of OC @ Green Valley Adult Recreation Clubhouse, 17250 Los Jardines West.
Orange County's political profile is changing fast. Are we Red, Blue, or somewhere in-between? At the August meeting of the DCWOC you can find out! Get the scoop on shifts in voter registration, important local races, and implications for the future of Democrats in O.C. Doors open at 6:30, program at 7pm.

NEW Aug 6 Saturday 6-10pm, Santa Ana: Chicano/Latino Artists United for Social Justice,Curated by Abe Moya @ Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, 117 N. Sycamore.
The purpose for the exhibition "Chicano/Latino Artists United for Social Justice" is to express feelings and ideas through art on issues in the Chicano/Latino community that feel neglected. This exhibit is not to be negative but to educate and inspire to move forward towards a positive future. Art is just one avenue to reach that goal. This exhibit will enrich and benefit the community by not only expressing issues but to show different art styles. The artists in the exhibition are young and old, male and female, Santa Ana residents and artists from the local area. By showcasing artists from diverse backgrounds and art styles giving them positive recognition for their creativity has rarely been shown in Orange County. Public Reception: Saturday, August 6th 6-10pm; VIP Party: Saturday, August 6th 4-6pm.

NEW Aug 6 Saturday 6:30-9:30pm, Santa Ana: Trans*4ming OC Open Art Gallery @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th
Trans*4ming Orange County is currently on view at the CO4 gallery and will be open during DTSA Artwalk on August 6th. Artists behind the current exhibit will be on hand along with live music from our guest cello player, Kay Arthur! lgbtcenteroc.org/event/trans4ming-orange-county-open-art-gallery

NEW Aug 7 Sunday 2pm, Anaheim: Poverty: The Root of Social Degeneration @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
A presentation and forum on poverty | homelessness, hosted by OCGP and presented by Ian Daelucian.   Poverty is both a social and existential crisis. The roots of social degeneration can be traced back to poverty as the source of corruption.   Solutions to social issues tend to rely on the treatment of symptoms that address only the superficial layers of a systemic deterioration. As such, poverty alleviation is often viewed as an exercise in charity and not as an imperative for collective thriving.   As long as poverty is allowed to persist, social structures will rot from within its roots and collective progress will be impeded by the unnecessary suffering of many as we continue to lament the loss of creative potential of each individual consumed by it.

NEW Aug 9 Tuesday noon-2pm, Anaheim: CAIR-LA and MuslimARC Workshop for Youth Leaders @ Conference Room at the CAIR-LA office, 2180 W. Crescent Ave. Ste F.
Goal of workshop is for youth leaders to gain essential tools and knowledge to be effective activists in their communities. Find tickets at https://form.jotform.com/62095439059968.

NEW Aug 9 Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm, Tustin: Victory Celebration to Honor Beckie Gomez' Successful Campaign for OC Board of Education @ East Clubhouse of Tustin Meadows, 14751 Canterbury.
Because campaigns are expensive, this reception is also meant to help retire some outstanding debt . Please continue to support the campaign as a sponsor or individual. $1,000 "Head of the Class" Sponsor; $500 "Graduate Sponsor"; $250 "Class President" Sponsor/ $50 Individual Ticket/$85 per couple.

NEW Aug 11 Thursday 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: Living Vegan Meeting @ Living Ubuntu, 1151 Dove St, Ste #210
We have a whole series of events coming up to create an educational and supportive network for those interested in veganism. Plus -- advocacy items we could use some help with. Come join us! Feel free to invite others. Bring vegan snacks to share (optional). And -- no, you do not have to be vegan to come -- we love having people that come because they are curious and want to find out more ;)

NEW Aug 11 Thursday 8pm, Santa Ana: A Screening & Discussion of "Where to Invade Next" @ 400 West 3rd St.
El Centro Cultural de México, OC May Day Coalition, and the Green Party of OC present "Where to Invade Next", a film by Michael Moore, is a subversive comedy in which Moore, playing the role of "invader," visits a host of nations to learn how the U.S. could improve its own prospects. The creator of Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine is back with this hilarious and eye-opening call to arms. Turns out the solutions to America's most entrenched problems already exist in the world-they're just waiting to be co-opted. This event is free and open to the public. You are encouraged to bring blankets, beach chairs or other easily portable seating. Refreshments and snacks will be available for a donation toward May Day 2017. For more info, contact ocmayday@gmail.com.

NEW Aug 12-13 Friday/Saturday 9am-3pm, Huntington Beach: Hope for the Homeless, A Symposium on Housing Solutions with Saj Jivanjee
With 40 years of experience designing and developing affordable housing, architect Saj Jivanjee has been part of a grass roots movement addressing homeless housing in the city of Portland Oregon, where homelessness has been reduced by more than 30%. Dinner on Friday, 7pm @ Baci Italian Restaurant, 18748 Beach Blvd. benefiting Beach Cities Interfaith Services - $95. Addressing Homeless at the Local Level on Saturday, 9am-3pm @ St. Wilfrid's Episcopal Church - free. Go to www.stwilfridschurch.org or www.bcis-hb.org for details, dinner reservations and more info on the symposium. Dinner tickets maybe be purchased at St. Wilfrid's or BCIS.

NEW Aug 13 Saturday 9:30am, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club's Annual Fundraiser with Kevin de Leon, President Pro Tem, CA State Senate @ Clubhouse 7
Enjoy Brunch by Jolanda. Members $25; guests $30. Amazing Silent Auction! Plus mimosas for a small donation to help our campaign office. Bring a backpack or school supplies for donation to South County Outreach and receive a raffle ticket. You could win one of three great prizes. Pay with a credit card on the secure website which was created to serve only Democratic causes and candidates. ActBlue does the paperwork for the Club. Sign up: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/lagunawoods2016. Call Penny Cline 714/381-6439 to volunteer or for info.

NEW Aug 13 Saturday 9:30am-noon Corona del Mar/Long Beach/Mission Viejo, 10-noon Brea: Monthly Meeting of Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL)
@ Brea 10am to noon: Brea Congregational Church at 300 E. Imperial Hwy, Brea 92821, and
@ Corona del Mar 9:30am to noon: St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 3233 Pacific View Dr, Corona del Mar, CA 92625
@ Long Beach 9:30am to noon: First Congregational Church of Long Beach, 241 Cedar Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
@ Mission Viejo 9:30am to noon: Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23436 Madero #140, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
New members welcome! Part of the meeting is a one-hour international conference call. We hear from an expert in Climate Change. Then we plan actions to move our members of Congress toward a solution to the climate crisis. Join the fun as we build political will for a livable world. RSVPs appreciated by contacting Brea Leader: Dennis Arp at (714) 747-0206, CORONA DEL MAR Leader: Mark Tabbert at (949) 310-5256,or LONG BEACH Leader: Edric Guise at (562) 858-4640, or MISSION VIEJO Leader Kathy Orlinsky at (714) 658-8573. Learn about CCL and register for live weekly introductory call at CitizensClimateLobby.org.

NEW Aug 13 Saturday 11am-4:30pm, Irvine: Community Solidarity March and Summit @ Los Olivos Marketplace (for march) to COR AME Church 45 Tesla (for Summit).
Calling Black Lives Matter, Law Enforcement, Faith Leaders, Elected Officials, and Community Members. Calling all who are committed to change.   The March and Summit will be a peaceful response to acts of violence against disenfranchised communities, with this vision: to promote cultural competency and love amongst neighbors, and togetherness; to affirm the value of lives of color; to address the perceived lack of accountability in the criminal justice system; to restore and affirm trust in public servants; to demonstrate a model for productively impacting the development of policy and procedures around community policing; to build solidarity across color and faith lines; to engage community stakeholders in solutions-oriented action and civic engagement, and; to incentivize community stakeholders to build coalitions of like-minds & interests. PARKING: COR AME Church 45 Tesla Irvine, CA 92618; Shuttles will transport people to the Marketplace for the beginning of the March - starting at 10am. Starting Location: Los Olivos Marketplace (Cross Streets: Irvine Center Drive and Research Dr./Antivo). Ending location and Summit location: COR AME Church 45 Tesla. The Summit will begin at 1pm or immediately following the march and includes refreshments. For more info, contact: (949) 346-4379 | ocsolidarity45@gmail.com

NEW Aug 13 Saturday noon-2pm, Huntington Beach: OakView ComUNIDAD Taco Crawl @ 17131 Emerald Ln.
Oak View ComUNIDAD would like to invite everyone to our second annual taco crawl on August 13th 2016 from 12-2pm! Get to know us and our community through several delicious taco trucks. We will also have a special guest, the famous TACO VATO HEK! In addition, you will have the opportunity to trade in a book, for free, Courtesy of the Huntington Beach Cultura(l) Society!

NEW Aug 13 Saturday 2pm, Anaheim: UUCA Social Justice Committee Presents "Dream On" @ UUCA, 511 S. Harbor Blvd.
The film "Dream On" is about the economic inequality n America. IN the American Dream dead or alive? A political comedian, John Fugelsang, hits the road to find out. Fugelsang speaks with workers and community organizers about their hopes, dreams and daily struggles. This film fits our UUCA theme of economic inequality and is sponsored by the Social Justice Committee.

NEW Aug 14 Sunday noon-4pm, Anaheim: Back to School Really, Really Free Market @ Pearson Park, 400 N Harbor Blvd.
If you are able to bring anything that kids can use for school that you don't need anymore that would be awesome!   Things like books, paper, backpacks, pencils, highlighters, folders, art supplies, school clothes etc   You're welcome to bring anything not school related as well   Please read if you are new to the RRFM   **Bring stuff you don't need/want anymore! **And get stuff you do need/want! If you don't have anything to share you are still welcome to take anything you like (:   *If you are brining items to share please only bring what you can carry (a bag or two) *Try and show up early (not 30min before we clean up) So folx have time to look and take items. This will also help us have less to clean up!   *WHAT CAN YOU BRING? Bring books, clothes, music, electronics, games, children's toys, art supplies, non perishable food items, etc. Workshops/ skill sharing are great! (Ex. Art w the children, upcycling, informative workshops, etc)   *NO MONEY, NO BARTER, NO TRADE, EVERYTHING IS FREE.   *One person's trash is another person's treasure! *What isn't taken at the end of the day will be donated. *Bring your instruments n jam out ;) or bring a game, soccer ball, or frisbee to play with others! *Feel free to organize items, help clean up, etc.   *Make sure to keep your belongings with you so folx dont take them on accident! And bring a bag to take stuff home in!   *POTLUCK so bring any foods stuffs to share! *If you can bring something post what you are bringing! *Any questions? Feel free to ask! *If you would like to share a skill/hold a workshop post it here to bring folx in that are interested!   Homophobia, transphobia, sexism, racism, ableism, body shaming, etc. will not be tolerated   The Really, Really Free Market (RRFM) movement is a horizontally-organized collective of individuals who form a temporary market based on an alternative gift economy. The RRFM movement aims to counteract capitalism in a proactive way. It holds as a major goal to build a community based on sharing resources, caring for one another and improving the collective lives of all.

NEW Aug 16 Tuesday 12-2pm, Anaheim: CAIR-LA Community Activism Workshop Coalition Building and Community Organizing @ Conference Room at the CAIR-LA office, 2180 W. Crescent Ave. Ste F.
Free snacks and resources. Register at https://form.jotform.com/62095439059968.

NEW Aug 16 Tuesday 2-8pm, Santa Ana: NWPC California Office Grand Opening @ 1905 E. 17th Street, Suite 205
Parking is in the rear of the building. Turn onto Sherry St. and then turn right at the end of the fenced in parking lot on your right, into the alley. Follow the alley just past several large white trucks and turn into the parking lot at the building that hast 1905 in large numbers on it. Then entrance is between the two handicapped parking spots.

NEW Aug 16 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club of OC @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Jim Bettendorf, the Coordinator for the Friends of Sabeel in Orange County (FOSNA) will give a status report on the anti-BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) bill, AB2844, moving through the California Legislature .   Nadia and he will also report on the 6th FOSNA leadership conference that they attended in Portland, Oregon this month. The Friends of Sabeel in North America is one of a dozen international groups that support the work of Sabeel in Palestine and Israel.   Sabeel (it means the way) was founded nearly twenty years ago by Palestinian Christians in the Holy Land who were trying to live Christian lives under an oppressive occupation by Israel which was made more oppressive because Christian and Jewish Zionists "justified" the occupation with quotations from the Bible - the very book that forms the foundation of their faith.   Reverend Naim Atteek, the pastor at St. George's Episcopal Cathedral in Jerusalem and several Christian Theologians developed an answer, "Palestinian Liberation Theology". It is based on the Liberation Theology originally developed by Catholic priests for the oppressed people of South America. It has several themes including: a just God, non-violent resistance, no single interpretation of the bible, the kingdom of God in the present; not in some futuristic Armageddon, and reconciliation.   To learn about how the Christian Palestinians live under occupation, please join us. You will also hear about FOSNA leaders and Sabeel's new plans for the future.

NEW Aug 17 Wednesday 6-9pm, Anaheim: Community Candidates' Forum Hosted by Anaheim Republican Assembly @ The Phoenix Club, 1340 S. Sanderson Ave.
This is an open-to-the-public Candidates' Forum for all candidates running in all districts for Anaheim City Council in 2016. Questions and answers will be part of the program. For information, contact Bob Walters at rjwalters@freightmgmt.com

NEW Aug 17 Wednesday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: Volunteer Orientation for anyone/any group interested in Saving Banning Ranch @ Mesa Verde United Methodist Church, 1701 Baker St.
Learn about the latest Banning Ranch news, how to make a difference and bring your questions. Sign how to help on one of our many preparation activities. Please email with questions if you cannot attend: banningranch@angeles.sierraclub.org

NEW Aug 17 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: OC for Climate Action @ Living Ubuntu, 1151 Dove St, Ste #210
Help us in the pursuit of 100% renewable energy for OC and educating on the importance of tranistioning to plant-based eating. We have planning meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:30p in Newport Beach. As our team grows, we can do more. Come join us -- we love both the first-timers and the long-term committed. :)

NEW Aug 17 Wednesday 7pm, Orange: OC Death Penalty Focus Meeting @ Room 2, College Bldg., St. Joseph Center, 480 S. Batavia.
Our meeting will focus on upcoming events and how to promote Prop. 62. If you would like to formally endorse Prop 62 please visit http://justicethatworks.org/endorse. Let's show an enthusiastic So Cal backing of Prop 62 to end the death penalty! Parking is available

NEW Aug 17 Wednesday 8pm, Huntington Beach: OC NORML Collective/Industry Meeting @ Stone Fire Grill, 18727 Brookhurst St.
Once the new medical marijuana regulations go into effect in 2018 background checks on employees and taxes will be two essential and complicated parts of the new industry. Join us this month for our guest speakers from KC Business Solutions and Tax Defense Partners. This meeting is free and open to all people in the industry or interested in getting involved.

NEW Aug 19 Friday 8pm, Lake Forest: OC NORML General Meeting @ Fuddruckers, 23621 El Toro Rd.
This month our special guest speaker is Guillermo Moreno who will be taking about cannabis pharmacology and current research projects at UCI Irvine. He will also be discussing his event "End of Opiates" at the end of the month. Also this month we'll be talking about current legislation and work on planning future events. Last month we raised $60 from a percentage of the food sales, so if you buy something during the meeting please let them know you're with our group!

NEW Aug 20 Saturday 10am-12noon, Westminster: OC Peace Coalition Meeting @ Spires Restaurant, 13030 Goldenwest St.
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. From 22 fwy: Exit at Goldenwest St. Go south on Goldenwest just past the freeway. Spires is on the East side of Goldenwest right at the first corner south of the freeway. From 405: Exit Goldenwest Street. Go notrth to the last corner before the 22 fwy and turn into the parking lot.

NEW Aug 20/21 Saturday/Sunday 10am-3pm, Costa Mesa: Learn About How to Save Banning Ranch by Tabling @ Goat Hill Junction, Fairview Park, Placentia Ave.
Families come to Goat Hill Jcn across from Fairview Park to let their kids ride on the train, and we talk about Banning Ranch while they wait. Come visit and learn or even volunteer to table with us - you will learn a great deal about Banning Ranch and you will learn more about how the public perceives Banning Ranch. If you want to volunteer for a couple of hours - email: banningranch@angeles.sierraclub.org. Follow Save Banning Ranch on their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SaveBanningRanch/

NEW Aug 20 Saturday 12:30-3:30pm, Westminster: Walk for Hope Planning Meeting @ 15200 Moran St. Unit #139
T minus 8 weeks until the Walk for Hope! Please join us for our next planning meeting on Saturday, August 20th, 12:30-3:30pm at CB's apartment in Westminster.   On the agenda: -Committee Updates -Finalize Activity Stations - Budget/ Fundraising progress - Flyers -Sign up for quotes -Start on signage - Review master action plan/ to do list   This meeting's ice cream flavor is: buttered popcorn

NEW Aug 20 Saturday 1-4pm, Santa Ana: Barrio Writers Live Reading @ CSUF Grand Central Art Center, 125 N. Broadway.
Barrio Writers aims to empower teens through creating writing, higher education and cultural arts! Join us for our 8th Annual Barrio Writers Live Reading in Santa Ana! Featuring our youth writers who have spent a week reading, writing & creating their own works at Santa Ana College! Let's unite our community to celebrate the life dreams & voices of our future! Free event. Snacks & refreshments will be provided. Parking info: Meter parking on the street or at the closest parking garagae on 3rd & Sycamore. For more information email barriowriters@gmail.com or contact Marilynn Montano at 714-989-6884.

NEW Aug 20 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, The Supreme Court and the Future of the Separation of Church & State @ Irvine Ranch Water District, Community Room 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Erwin Chemerinsky is the Dean and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law at the University of CA, Irvine School of Law. The Dean will discuss recent religion e cases, the tenure of the Roberts court related to religion and his thoughts on the 2016 docket. Doors open at 1:15pm and seating will be on a first-come, first- seated basis. For more info, www.au-oc.org or email mail@au-oc.org. Call 714/299-4551. http://au-oc.org

NEW Aug 20 Saturday 5-7pm, Covina: The California Alliance for Retired Americans' Third Annual Garden Party and Fundraiser with Keynote Speaker State Treasurer John Chiang @ 409 North Cedar Dr.
Join seniors, retirees and other community activists to discuss the importance of the senior vote in 2016 and what you can do to educate and mobilize voters in our communities. While there is no ticket price to attend, please consider donating to CARA online at www.californiaalliance.org or sent a check to CARA, 600 Grand St. Ste 400, Oakland CA 94610. Your donation will help protect today's seniors and future generations.

NEW Aug 20 Saturday 6pm, Anaheim: UndocuFutures Masquerade Gala @ 751 N. Lemon St.
For 12 years OC Immigrant Youth United's members have been organizing for immigrant rights. It has been a journey that has empowered countles young undocumented immigrants in our county to declare themselves undocumented and unafraid, to build community, and to fight without apology for the liberation of our community.   Our Gala, UndocuFutures Masquerade will be that celebration, and we hope you can be part of it! During the event we will take time to honor the Joyce Noche, Maribel Reyes, and Adrian Gonzalez, three individuals have continued to support OCIYU and who have contributed so much to the immigrant rights movement on their own right!   Purchase your tickets today --> bit.ly/undocufutures

NEW Aug 21 Sunday 2:30-4:30pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine Grand Opening of Campaign Headquarters @ OC Plaza, 2575 McCabe Way.
This will be the location for our Irvine Democratic Campaign Headquarters. Our goal is to help elect Democrats up and down the ballot! If you are interested in volunteering at our headquarters contact us at DemsOfIrvine@gmail.com . Event is free to Democrats of Greater Irvine members, $5 for non-members. Food and drinks will be provided.

NEW Aug 21 Sunday 7-9pm, Irvine: A Screening of Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home @ Irvine Ranch Water District, Community Room 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
RSVP: livingubuntu.org/events

NEW Aug 23 Tuesday noon-1pm, Anaheim: Overtime Pay for Farm Workers @ Katella at Howell, just west of the #57
Your chance to support AB1066 which would phase in overtime pay for farm workers who harvest the food we eat under very difficult conditions. They deserve this!

NEW Aug 23 Tuesday noon-2pm, Anaheim: CAIR-LA Community Activism Workshop Allyship Workshop @ Conference Room at the CAIR-LA office, 2180 W. Crescent Ave. Ste F.
Free snacks and resources. Register at https://form.jotform.com/62095439059968.

NEW Aug 24 Wednesday 8:30am-12:30pm, Fullerton: OC Court Watch in North Court @ OC Superior Court, Fullerton Branch, 1275 North Berkeley Ave.
Join The People of OC by participating in Court Watch. Go into your local court house and observe criminal court proceedings. There will be meetings before and after each Court Watch action.   Adult court proceedings are public, yet often only those facing charges or witnesses are present to observe what transpires. Let's change that!   Send a message with your contact information if you would like to participate. We offer community service hours and internships.

NEW Aug 24 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Santa Ana: OC Food Access Coalition present Food Matters: Starting and Growing Your Urban Ag Project @ 1505 E. 17th St., Ste 219.
Join us for the launch of our Beginner's Guide to [Sub]urban Agriculture and learn how to get your garden or micro-farm started, become Ag-certified, and be able to sell at your local farmers' market. We have a panel of experts lined up for this evening of knowledge sharing and community building. Admission: Free.

NEW Aug 25 Thursday 7-9pm, Huntington Beach: STOP Poseidon! Town Hall @ John H. Eader Elementary, 9291 Banning Ave.
Join us and prepare for the upcoming California Coastal Commission hearing on the proposed Poseidon desalination plant.   What: Community Action Event to learn how to protect our community and our coast from a polluting and global warming project that will benefit a private utility company.   Who: Keynote speaker: Mark Massara, Environmental Attorney and Coastal Act expert Opening remarks by: Jennifer Savage, California Policy Manager, Surfrider Foundation   For more information or to rsvp, please email maath@coastkeeper.org or call Maath Shafiq at 714-850-1965.

NEW Aug 26 Friday 7-9pm, Costa Mesa: Strangers No More @ The Crossing Church, 2115 Newport Blvd.
Join in solidarity with our immigrant sisters and brothers to highlight the need for justice to fix our broken immigration system. #StrangersNoMore   This event will bring together many different voices of people and organizations that are welcoming immigrants and loving the strangers among us.

NEW Aug 26 Friday 7-10pm, Costa Mesa: The End of Opiates, An Evening Benefitting Dr. Piomell's Cannabinoid Research at UC Irvine @ Avenue of the Arts Hotel, 3350 Avenue of the Arts.
This is you opportunity to be one of the first to learn about the incredible breakthrough that could put an end to the opiate epidemic. Dinner and drinks will be provided, along with engaging discussions. Net proceeds support cannabinoid and pain research at UCI. For donations and admission tickets https://enofopiates.eventbrite.com.

NEW Aug 27 Saturday 8am-1pm, Hungtington Beach: Jammin' at the Jetty: Surfing for Conservation @ North Jetty at Bolsa Chica State Beach (south of Tower 16, 18331 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the opening of the Bolsa Chica Tidal Inlet and the surfing culture of the Sixties, the decade of the longboard,surf music, Gidget, the Beach Boys, and Jan & Dean! Event to be one of three in the Retro Triple Crown of Surfing which also includes the Surfisde 70's (July) and the HB 80's (October). $50 registration fee includes parking. Proceeds from the surfing competition will benefit the Bolsa Chica Conservancy. For more information or to RSVP, contact Jei at jei@bolsachica.org or call 714-846-1114.

NEW Aug 27 Saturday 9am, Huntington Beach: Combined Save Banning Ranch/Stop the Poseidon Desal Get Together and Hike @ corner of Magnolia St. and Banning St.
Sierra Club OC Conservation Committee Chair Ray Hiemstra will lead a hike and discussion about the Save banning Ranch and the Stop the Poseidon Desal Campaigns of the Sierra Club as the Sierra Club members and friends walk from near the AES site of the proposed Desal Plant to Banning Ranch - the Sierra Club Hike description follows in case you missed it in "The Orange Peal" Sierra Club Volunteers and Friends: Join us on a 3 mi, approximately 3 hour tour of this seldom explored area of southeast Huntington Beach. Ray Hiemstra, Sierra Club OC Conservation Chair will lead this easy paced tour that will include the Huntington Beach Wetlands, Huntington State Beach Least Tern nesting site and the Banning Ranch property. These sites are home to numerous species of birds and fish and are a critical resource along the Orange County Coast. Along the way Ray and guest naturalists will describe how and why these areas came to be, the wildlife that live there, and the looming development projects that threaten them. This amazingly beautiful and diverse ecological area is rarely visited so don't miss this opportunity to explore it. Bring water and wear sneakers. Free street parking is available on Magnolia Street and adjacent streets. Meet at 9:00 am at the corner of Magnolia Street and Banning St. Huntington Beach. Newcomers welcome. email:   banningranch@angeles.sierraclub.org or raymondhiemstra@gmail.com   If you cannot attend but still want to participate in the joint save Banning Ranch/Stop the Poseidon Desal Team, email us at banningranch@angeles.sierraclub.org

NEW Aug 27-28 Saturday-Sunday 8am-2pm, Santa Ana: Immigrant Youth Coalition's QUTI (Queer Undocumented Trans Intersex) Hosts The QUTI (Queer Undocumented Trans Incarcerated) Convening @ Centro Cultural de México, 313 N. Birch St.
The QUTI Convening is an annual gathering for marginalized communities of color interested in connecting, learning, and building leadership among each other to further support each other's resiliency. The QUTI convening consists of popular education and art tools to connect qt-poc to the current immigrant movement by centering trans, black, queer, undocumented voices. The QUTI convening program in opened to non-organizers and welcome people affected by state policing. Join us for a weekend filled with conversations around our experiences as Queer, Trans, Intersex, etc. folx with a special emphasis on being undocumented while holding these identities! For any questions, please contact us at info@theiyc.org or visit www.theiyc.org

NEW Aug 27 Saturday 5:30pm, Anaheim: The Democratic Party of OC 22nd Harry S. Truman Awards Dinner @ Sheraton Park Hotel, 1855 S. Harbor Blvd.
We are pleased to invite you to the 22nd Annual Harry S. Truman Awards! General Reception from 5pm to 6pm; Dinner and Program from 6pm to 8pm. Sponsorships available. To buy an individual ticket, please click this link: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/trumandinnerticket . To buy just an ad in our program booklet, please click the link: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/trumanawardsads2016. Funds raised through this event support Democratic Party of Orange County.

NEW Aug 28 Sunday 11am, Santa Ana: 36th Annual Women For: OC Suffrage Day Champagne Brunch @ The Hacienda, 1725 College Ave.
The program will honor Orange County activists Theresa Sears, Merie Mignonette Anglin, Deborah Hernandez and Mary Perdue. Keynote Speaker will be Hans Johnson. Hans leads nonprofit advocacy at the local, state and national levels, is the president of Progressive Victory and is a frequent contributor to Huffington Post. Registration begins at 11am. The program will be from 11:30 to 1:30pm. The Champaign Brunch is $40 with a discounted student price of $20. Event sponsorships are available at $75, $125 and $200 and will help support the Suffrage Day event and the Great American Write-In. Please register early by mailing your check to Women For: Orange County to PO Box 5402, Irvine CA 92616. For more info, call 949/262-1004, 949/951-8140 or 949/376-0735.

NEW Aug 30 Tuesday 10am-noon, Irvine: oCLUE Clergy & Community August 2016 Gathering @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Parkway.
Please join us for a time of conversation about the economic justice issues that our communities are facing and how together, we can bring transformation with the power of faith, hope, and solidarity. As a distinguished faith leader, please join us in our efforts to break down barriers and expand economic opportunity for all.   We will discuss the latest with our work in Santa Ana, Anaheim, Irvine, Fullerton, and elsewhere in Orange County...our active work with Santa Ana Building Healthy Communities, with Cargill workers in Fullerton, with short-term rentals in Anaheim, with El Super workers all over, and of course updates on the victory in the grocery contract fight....don't miss it!   Please RSVP to sortega@cluejustice.org

NEW Aug 30 Tuesday 6pm, Costa Mesa: Get Connected with Council Member Katrina Foley @ City Council Chambers, 77 Fair Dr.
This month's topic: A conversation with Council Members Katrina Foley & Sandy Genis about pet safety & prking permists for your neighborhood. Please join council Member Foley every 4th Tuesday of the months for a one-hour forum for residents to discuss city issues and projects. Next events: Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 22.

NEW Aug 30 Tuesday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club Meeting @ Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Ave.
This meeting we will be endorsing our local issues and candidates, covering upcoming volunteering opportunities and discussing voter registration roll out programs. Please come join us in support and action.

NEW Aug 30 (last Tuesday) 7:15-9pm, Irvine: Amnesty International group 178 meeting @ Irvine United Congregational Church, Plumer Hall, 4915 Alton Parkway
aiusaoc.org/irvine/meetings.html We will take action on the latest AI cases and discuss our upcoming discussion on the Death Penalty ballot issues in California.   We will also have a visit from a former Prisoner of Conscience: Vietnamese blogger and prisoner of conscience Ta Phong Tan, who was released on 19 September after serving four years of a 10-year prison sentence.

NEW Aug 31 Wednesday 4-7pm, Santa Ana: Sacred Stone Solidarity Tool Drive @ Memorial Park
From So-Cal to Staning Rock   Protect The Water

NEW Aug 31 Wednesday 6pm, Irvine: PDA Orange County Chapter General Meeting @ 9 Sunset River.
Agenda includes INTROS - Your Take: Depressed and deflated, or angry and energized? plus National issues, Education Congress/DC Roundtable, Campaigns and Debrief of Democratic National Convention. Regional, local issues include candidates, ballot measures, local candidate support. Please bring pot luck snack food item. Contact Dr. Bill Honigman at DrBill@pdamerica.org for more info.


SEPTEMBER

NEW Sep 1 Thursday 6pm, Fountain Valley: An Evening with Erwin Chemerinsky Hosted by the Democratic Club of West OC @ Claim Jumper Restaurant, 18050 Brookhurst St.
Erwin Chemerinsky, founding Dean of the UCI School of Law, is a brilliant legal scholar and compelling speaker. Hear his latest insights on law, justice and the Supreme Court. Seating is limited. Reserve promptly to save your space. Admission is $30 in advance by Aug. 24; $40 at the door; includes appetizer buffet & no host bar. Doors open at 6pm, program at 7pm. RSVP and questions to DCWOCeventRSVP@yahoo.com or 562/857-9831. Pay by check to DCWOC, PO Box 20036, Fountain Valley CA 92728. Please include your employer and occupation (none if you are retired). Pay online https://secure.actblue.com/entity/fundraisers/22336.

NEW Sep 1 Thursday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC @ Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 North Harbor Blvd.
Join the DNOC as our two guest speakers will be presenting propositions scheduled for the November 2016 ballot. Dr. Martin Gallegos, Senior Vice President, Health Policy/Communications of the Hospital Association of Southern California on Proposition 52: Voter Approval to Divert Hospital Fee Revenue Dedicated to Medi-Cal. Also Elizabeth Calvin, Esq., Senior Advocate in Human Rights Watch's Children's Rights Division on Proposition 57: Parole for Non-Violent Criminals and Juvenile Court Trial Requirements. DNOC times: Dinner and Socializing at 6. Meeting begins at 7. For more information, email linda@heareveryvoice.com

NEW Sep 1 Thursday 7-9:30pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace & Justice Coalition screening of "The Big Short" @ St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave.
whittierpeace.org/index.htm#MovieNight

NEW Sep 3 Saturday 10am-2pm, Westminster: West OC 2016 Democratic Campaign Office Grand Opening & Open House @ Westminster Shopping Center, 6731 Westminster Blvd. #105 (NW corner Golden West & Westminster Blvd. just east of the Regency movie theater)
Please join us to support a successful 2016 campaign season at our new headquarters. We take nothing for granted and run our races as the underdogs. This is a grassroots effort funded by volunteers, club members, and dedicated Democrats like you! Pick up yard signs, bumper stickers, buttons, t-shirts, or caps. Your donations will support our campaign headquarters and Democratic candidates! Call 310-871-2083 or write to dcwoc@demclubofwestoc.com for details.

NEW Sep 3 Saturday 10am-3pm, Santa Ana: OC Labor Federation Labor Day Celebration @ Santa Ana Zoo, Amphitheater Park Area, 1801 E. Chestnut Ave.
Join us for a day of free family fun! Limited tickets available, call to reserve yours today OC Labor Federation 714.385.1534. Visit http://oclabor.org/event/labor-day-celebration?instance_id=41 for more info.

NEW Sep 3 Saturday 5-8pm, Irvine: Forum For Local City Council / Mayoral Candidates From All Parties @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club 5 Riparian View
A non-partisan forum for all local city council and mayoral candidates to interact with the general public to promote their platforms and engage questions on how each candidate can provide value to their respective cities if elected.   Confirmed Candidates: Orlando Perez (City Council Anaheim, D1) Angel VanStark (City Council Anaheim, D1) Susan Sonne (City Council Buena Park) Ian Daelucian (City Council Irvine) Gary Chen (Mayor Irvine) Courtney Santos (City Council Irvine) Farrah Khan (City Council Irvine) Mary Ann Gaido (Mayor Irvine) Jane Rands (City Council Fullerton) Leticia Clark (City Council Tustin) Fred Ameri (City Council Newport Beach) Benjamin Vazquez (Mayor Santa Ana)   Topics: Poverty/Homelessness Sustainability Development Business & Commerce Public Health Arts & Culture Public Safety & Police Relations

NEW Sep 3 Saturday 7-10pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club Headquarters @ 1401 S. Coast Hwy.
Everyone is welcome to come celebrate with us. Visit http://www.lagunabeachdemocraticclub.com/.

NEW Sep 4 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party Meeting @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
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.

[Moved] Sep 7 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC Regular Meeting Moved to Thursday

NEW Sep 7-9 Wednesday 8am-Friday 6pm, Newport Beach: Hearing on Banning Ranch Project @ Newport Beach Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Dr. The CA Coastal Commission will decide the fate of Banning Ranch-whether to approve or DENY the developer's project on the Banning Ranch. Please join us in asking that the Commission DENY the project. Please plan to arrive at 8:00 a.m. and meet at the table with the Banning Ranch Conservancy banner. Light refreshments and speaker slips will be provided. Please let us know if you will be speaking or would prefer to donate your speaking time to another. The hearing is likely to run through the late afternoon. Pizza will be provded at lunchtime for Banning Ranch Conservancy supporters, but you can always bring your own box lunch! https://m.facebook.com/BanningRanchConservancy/?ref=6

NEW Sep 7 Wednesday 4-7pm, Santa Ana: Sacred Stone Solidarity Tool Drive @ Memorial Park
From So-Cal to Staning Rock   Protect The Water

NEW Sep 8 Thursday 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: Living Vegan Meeting @ Living Ubuntu, 1151 Dove St, Ste #210
We have lots of great events coming up -- to be discssed at the meeting. Come join us! Feel free to invite others. Bring vegan snacks to share (optional). And -- no, you do not have to be vegan to come -- we love having people that come because they are curious and want to find out more ;)

NEW Sep 8 Thursday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC IrRegular Meeting with Henry Vandermeir, Chair of the Democratic Party of OC @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 S. Coast Dr., Metropointe Ctr.
Henry will bring us up to date on Democratic candidates and progress being made to turn Orange County Blue. Find out how you can help make history this election as a volunteer, donor and voter. Program will include a discussion of the initiatives on the Nov. ballot, special announcements and events. Social hour begins at 6:30pm, meeting at 7:15. Admission is free. Please join us and bring a friend for a night of progressive action. If you have any questions, please email dfaoc.comm@gmail.com. Visit http://orangecountydemocrats.com/ for information about Democratic Party activities.

NEW Sep 9 Friday 10am, Santa Ana: Solidarity Protests Against Prison Slave Labor @ Santa Ana Jail
Companies like Walmart, Victoria's Secret, and AT&T boost their profits by laying off hard working Americans and then moving their jobs to prisons. This allows them to create horrible working conditions and pay .25-1.25 an hour. This is a crime and a perpetuation of the institution of slavery as many in jail are non-violent offenders, often in jail for the crime of ingesting a plant. Sep 9 has been marked as a national day of protests and prison strikes. If you have any questions email me at sterlingabrade@gmail.com

NEW Sep 9 Friday 5:30-7:30pm, Anaheim: North OC Democratic Headquarters Grand Opening @ 308 A West Cerritos Ave.
The community is invited to attend the Grand Opening of the newest Democratic headquarters location! To celebrate our kick off, the grand opening will include light refreshments and some of North Orange County's candidates for elected office will be available to discuss their campaign and their Democratic ideas for better governance. Don't miss this great event! Contact. Dr. Jeanette Burns 714-328-4464 or . jeanettejb@aol.com.

NEW Sep 9 Friday 7-10pm, Santa Ana: Sacred Stone Soliarity Benefit @ 506 S. Halladay St.
From So-Cal to Staning Rock   Protect The Water

NEW Sep 10 Saturday 9:30am, Costa Mesa: Banning Ranch Victory Bike & Walk @ Marina View Park, Westside Costa Mesa.
Come celebrate the commission's vote with a morning walk or bike around Banning Ranch. We will meet at Marina View Park to celebrate with coffee and orange juice, then depart at 10am for a bike or walk around Banning Ranch. The biking group will follow the Banning Ranch biking tour and loop back to the starting location. The walking group will head down the riverbed and carpool back to the starting location (or diehards can retrace their steps!)

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

NEW Sep 10 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: Creating a Thriving Community @ Santa Ana United Methodist Church, 2121 N. Grand Ave.
Come and discover free amazing resources: health insurance enrollment (make apt. at 855/927-8333 and bring proof of income, birth certificate, proof of address. ID card, proof of citizenship and social security card); immigration information and referrals; father involvement and dad's clubs; fun activities for whole family. Snacks are provided. Contact Sandra Ortega, sortega@cluejustice.org, 714/319-0873.

NEW Sep 10 Saturday 10am-1:30pm, Anaheim: Get Out the Vote 2016 Kickoff Party @ OCCCO, 310 W. Broadway.
Together we vote.   Families welcome, good food, music, games and more. For more info and to RSVP, contact Jose Salas @ jose@occcopico.org; 562/248-9321.

NEW Sep 10 Saturday 11am-1pm, Irvine: OC for Climate Action Presents Bringing Clean Energy to Orange County, a conversation with Nicole Capretz @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Parkway
Nicole Capretz of Climate Action Campaign, a key architect of san Diego's landmark Climate Action Plan, will present info on California mandates for greenhouse gas reduction, content of San Diego's plan and a roadmap to success. This event will provide valuable lessons as our Orange County cities move to reduce greenhouse gas emission in compliance with State goals.   RSVP appreciated: http://occlimateaction.org/2016/conversation-with-nicole-capretz/. Free admission and light refreshments. (See also Sep 15)

NEW Sep 10 Saturday 5pm, Huntington Beach: Meet Local Huntington Beach Candidates at Concert Featuring Vern Pat Nelson @ Huntington Beach Central Library & Cultural Center, Goldenwest & Talbert.
Hear Nelson play Bach, Chopin, Led Zeppelin. General admission $10, $5 for kids. More info www.vernnelson.com or 714/235-8376.

NEW Sep 11 Sunday 1:30, Irvine: Humanist Association of OC with UCI Professor Tiffany Willoughby-Herard @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Meeting Room, 15500 San Canyon Ave.
Her topic is Plantation Legacies in the Black Lives Matter Movement-The "Anarcha Project" and "The Polished Hoe". Dr. Willoughby-Herard is Associate Professor of African American Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Political Science at UCI, and associated with various other programs and organizations at UCI and nationally. For info, call 714/504-3857 or email ochumanists@gmail.com; visit http://www.meetup.com/OCHumanists.

NEW Sep 12 Monday 11am-11pm, Huntington Beach: Walk for Hope Fundraiser @ BJ's, 16060 Beach Blvd.
Enjoy delicious food with your friends and family while helping us raise money for the Walk for Hope!   Download and print this flyer: http://tinyurl.com/wfhfundraiser and bring it to the BJ's in Huntington Beach on Monday September 12, anytime from 11am-11pm   With each flyer presented, BJ's will donate 20% of food and soft beverage sales to Be the Cause. All proceeds will go toward offsetting the costs of the Walk for Hope (See also Oct 15)

NEW Sep 12 Monday 6-8pm, Irvine: OC NOW Celebrating Suffrage and the VOTE @ 15600 Sand Canyon Ave.
Enjoy a screening of Inez Milholland - Forward Into the Light and Q&A with filmmaker Martha Wheelock. Free event with raffle, free Gazettes from the National Women's History Project. RSVP 949/230-1169 or kimsalter@cox.net to ensure adequate food and drink.

NEW Sep 12 Monday 7-8:30pm, Orange: Pax Christi OC Gathering @ St. Joseph Center, 480 S. Batavia.
Join us Monday, September 12th at 7 PM as we begin studying "The Beatitudes of Peace" by John Dear. The book is available at Amazon. For more info, contact Mike Walsh, Pax Christi OC Coordinator, 714/970-2888; mikewalsh@pacbell.net.

NEW Sep 14 Wednesday 1:30pm, Laguna Woods: Concerned Citizens: UCI Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, 9th annual talk: "The Supreme Court Vacancy: Last Term and Impact of the Election" @ Clubhouse 3, 23822 Avd. Sevilla (for gate entry, must RSVP, see below)
"It's the SUPREME COURT, stupid!" isn't an insult. It's widely said of the election's stakes (editing Bill Clinton's 1992 "It's the economy ...";). Many know Hillary's or Trump's nominees will set the Court's path for decades. Yet few can explain how, beyond citing Roe v. Wade, Citizens United and a few other big cases. Chemerinsky will focus on the election's specific impact on the Court, and also how that'll affect folks' lives. L.W. Village non-residents: RSVP now to get on gate entry list: for details copy/paste this link or click here: http://www.lagunawoodsvillage.com/article.cfm?id=6690 (then for printable full page "Click here for directions" below page-image). See event flyer for details on his talk (+ Q&A) and bio: copy/paste this link or click here: http://www.lagunawoodsvillage.com//images/lwlagunawoods/Clubs/ErwinC2016emailflyer.pdf. If you never heard a Chemerinsky talk, anyone who did will say "Don't miss him!" He's frank, brilliant, yet clear to non-lawyers, warm and witty. In L.W., his biggest talk, turnout rises yearly (we expect 500 for this his 9th). Activists, especially, need to attend this 2016 talk on the election's effect on the Court, to learn to explain how Clinton nominees vs. Trump's (he vows to name Scalia clones) will affect issues of wide concern, e.g., besides abortion and campaign finance limits, also: LGBT rights, a crippled Voting Rights Act, unions' survival, affirmative action, "Obamacare", limiting publicly-financed elections, support of corporate "religious beliefs," validating bad traffic stops if drivers' warrant turns up, and "closing courthouse doors" (e.g. limiting class actions that join many tiny losses into a big viable case, requiring plaintiffs to know initially rather than discover facts later, and binding consumers to "fine print" of arbitration in lieu of jury trial). Members free, guests $5 asked. Doors open 12:45. More info: Jonathan, 949-581-2178. Host club's website (can navigate to links above): http://www.lagunawoodsvillage.com/section.cfm?id=493

NEW Sep 14 Wednesday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Democratic Club Meeting with Focus on Candidates, Ballot Measure, Voter Registration @ Clubhouse 3 Dining Room 2.
Candidates speaking are Ron Varasteh for the 45th Congressional District, Ari Grayson for the 37th CA Senate District, Suzie Swartz for Saddleback Valley Unified School District (Candidates Ed Wong and David Johnson will also be present) and Mark Monin for El Toro Water District. Legislative Action Chair Jonathan Adler will discuss LWDC's stands on the 17 ballot measures. We will have some copies available of the positions taken by the California Democratic Party and the League of Women Voters as well. Campaign Chair Heather Bennett and Voter Registration Chair Arline Burgmeier will brief us on their plans for the November election. SCO Organizers Sue and Richard Snyder are counting on lots of food donations for South County Outreach, since there are no food drives until January. Contact Sue Dearing at 949/855-6965 for gate clearance instructions if you live outside Laguna Woods.

NEW Sep 15 Thursday 11am-1pm, Irvine: Bringing Clean Energy to Orange County, a conversation with Nicole Capretz @ Irvine Civic Center 1 Civic Center Plaza,
The City of San Diego adopted a landmark Climate Action Plan (CAP) at the end of 2015 that will cut their carbon emissions in half and bring 100 percent renewable electricity to the city by 2035. This makes San Diego the largest city in the United States with this legally binding commitment. Nicole Capretz, of Climate Action Campaign, and author of San Diego's plan, comes to Irvine to present important information on how they accomplished this.   RSVP & more info: http://occlimateaction.org/2016/conversation-with-nicole-capretz/ (See also Sep 10)

NEW Sep 15 Thursday 7:30-9:34pm, Costa Mesa: Presentation and Discussion of the movie Sold @ Regency South Coast Village, 1561 W. Sunflower.
The movie tells the story of 13 year-old Lakshmi, who is trafficked from her peaceful, rural village in Nepal to work in a brothel in India, and gives voice to the millions of children around the world who disappear every year. Admission is $9.00 and the event will happen only if enough tickets are reserved. Visit https://www.tugg.com/events/sold-onl7 for details and to reserve your ticket.

NEW Sep 16 Friday noon, San Juan Capistrano: Lunch with the League of Women Voters of Orange Coast @ Marie Callendar's, 31791 De. Obispo St.
Topic: "San Onofre's Dangerous Disposal of Plutonium Waste: Is It Possible to Remove or End the Threat" with Professor Rita Conn, Chairwoman, Let Laguna Vote, Spokesperson for Orange and SD County Secure Nuclear Waste Coalition. This event is open to League members and the general public. Menu-Choose from: Rosemary Chicken with Spring Salad; French Dip with Almond Coleslaw; Chicken Caesar Salad;Soup and Salad Bar. All entrees are served with beverages, corn bread and apple, chocolate cream, or lemon merengue pie. Please RSVP with menu choice to Marilyn O'Brien, 949/496-1858 or email mjob35@gmail.com. Meal is $20; speaker only is $5. Pay with cash or check made to LWVOC at the door.

NEW Sep 16 Friday 4-6pm, Santa Ana: Free DACA Workshop for Initial & Renewal Applications @ Century High School, 1401 S. Grand Ave.
n Receive assistance from immigration attorneys and BIA accredited representatives: free eligibility screening, application assistance, review and mailing. Appointments available 4pm, 5pm, 6pm. To register 714/621-0919 ext. 13 or at OCCORD.org.

NEW Sep 17 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: AU-OC "Flicks for Thought" Series with To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine @ Community Room, Irvine Ranch Water District, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.(at Waterworks)
Ian Ruskin, lead actor and author, will lead the discussion following the film. Our doors open at 1:15 for socializing and the meeting starts at 1:45. For more information: Email us at mail@au-oc.org or visit the Orange County AU web site at www.au-oc.org. Please visit AU-OC on Facebook, where you can "Like" our page.

NEW Sep 17 Saturday 5-7:30pm, Costa Mesa: 4th Annual Beacon of Light, Celebrating 10 Years of Shared Ministry with the Rev. Dr. Sarah Halverson-Cano @ 2525 Fairview Rd.
Celebrate those who shine their light seeking justice in our community: Rusty Kennedy, Exec. Director, Orange County Human Relations Council; Gustavo Arellano, Editor of OC Weekly, "Ask a Mexican"; Chritina Fiahlo, Co-Founder Executive Director, Community Initiatives for Visting Immigrants in Confinement. Join us for awards program, reception with hors d'oeuvres and silent auction. $45 advanced purchase; $55 at the door.

NEW Sep 18 Sunday noon, Anaheim: Really Free Market @ La Palma Park, 1151 N Anaheim Blvd.
Please read if you are new to the RRFM   **Bring stuff you don't need/want anymore! **And get stuff you do need/want! If you don't have anything to share you are still welcome to take anything you like (:   *If you are brining items to share please only bring what you can carry (a bag or two) *Try and show up early (not 30min before we clean up) So folx have time to look and take items. This will also help us have less to clean up!   *WHAT CAN YOU BRING? Bring books, clothes, music, electronics, games, children's toys, art supplies, non perishable food items, etc. Workshops/ skill sharing are great! (Ex. Art w the children, upcycling, informative workshops, etc)   *NO MONEY, NO BARTER, NO TRADE, EVERYTHING IS FREE.   *One person's trash is another person's treasure! *What isn't taken at the end of the day will be donated. *Bring your instruments n jam out ;) or bring a game, soccer ball, or frisbee to play with others! *Feel free to organize items, help clean up, etc.   *Make sure to keep your belongings with you so folx dont take them on accident! And bring a bag to take stuff home in!   *POTLUCK so bring any foods stuffs to share! *If you can bring something post what you are bringing! *Any questions? Feel free to ask! *If you would like to share a skill/hold a workshop post it here to bring folx in that are interested!   Homophobia, transphobia, sexism, racism, ableism, body shaming, etc. will not be tolerated   The Really, Really Free Market (RRFM) movement is a horizontally-organized collective of individuals who form a temporary market based on an alternative gift economy. The RRFM movement aims to counteract capitalism in a proactive way. It holds as a major goal to build a community based on sharing resources, caring for one another and improving the collective lives of all.

NEW Sep 18 Sunday 12:30-3:30pm, Westminster: Walk for Hope planning meeting @ 15200 Moran St.
T minus 6 weeks until the Walk for Hope! Please join us for our next planning meeting on Saturday, September 18th 1-4pm at CB's apartment in Westminster.   On the agenda: -Committee Updates -Finalize Activity Stations - Budget/ Fundraising progress - Marketing -Volunteer update - Review master action plan/ to do list

NEW Sep 19 Monday 5:30-8pm, Santa Ana: OC Immigrant Youth United @ 1905 E. 17th St #219
We will be having conversations regarding DACA and life after DACA, 287(g), and a brief know your rights presentation. We wil also have different activities and a pizza party to celebrate some of our members birthdays

NEW Sep 20 Tuesday 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: OC for Climate Action @ Living Ubuntu, 1151 Dove St, Ste #210
*PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE - SEPTEMBER ONLY* Help us in the pursuit of 100% renewable energy for OC and educating on the importance of tranistioning to plant-based eating. (Typically) we have planning meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:30p in Newport Beach. This month only, we will meet one day early, Tuesday, 9/20, in order to participate at GWC Intl Day of Peace on Wednesday, 9/21. As our team grows, we can do more. Come join us -- we love both the first-timers and the long-term committed. :)

NEW Sep 21 Wednesday 9:30-11am, Huntington Beach: Fostering Peace in Times of Violence Discussion Panel @ Golden West College, Admin 210, 15744 Goldenwest St.
With all the recent acts of violence in the news, it can sometimes be difficult to know how to make a difference. This panel discussion begins a dialogue to explore perspectives on committing to non-violence and compassion and to channel our feelings of frustration, fear, and anger toward positive action and healing.

NEW Sep 21 Wednesday 11:45am-1:30pm, Irvine: Annual New Clergy Welcome, Our 3 Police Chiefs' Update @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy.
Join us as we welcome new clergy members and get an update from all three police chiefs representing Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Irvine. Please RSVP by Sep 20 to farrahnk@yahoo.

NEW Sep 21 Wednesday 6pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club General Meeting @ Marie Callendar's, 31791 del Obispo Street.
Dinner at 6pm, meeting at 7. Dinner is $20 including tax and tip. Choices are soup and salad bar, chicken pot pie wth Caesar salads, grilled shrimp, all with choice of Apple, chocolate cream or lemon meringue. You must RSVP to willa@cox.net or 949/370-0401.

NEW Sep 21 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Santa Ana: Food Matters: Homemade Food Town Hall Hosted by OC Food Access Coalition @ OC Food Access Coalition, 1505 E 17th St, Ste 219.
We are excited to have Christina Oatfield from the Sustainable Economies Law Center join us for a town hall to discuss homemade food law. If you are thinking about starting or have a small food business, join us to discuss current law, barriers you are experiencing or ideas that you think would make it easier on you. Christina has been holding these events throughout California in order to help shape future legislation on Cottage and homemade food. Event is free.

NEW Sep 21 Wednesday 6:30-9pm, Costa Mesa: Joint Meeting of Banning Ranch Conservancy and Sierra Club Banning Ranch Park and Preserve Task Force @ Mesa Verde United Methodist Church, 1701 Baker St.
Other groups and individuals of the larger Banning Ranch community are invited to meet, discuss, share and relate experiences, insights and impressions from the Coastal Commission hearing. There will be refreshments. We want to hear from you and listen to your ideas on where the Banning Ranch community needs to go. Which direction should we take? What lessons were learned?

NEW Sep 21 Wednesday 7-10pm, Huntington Beach: Picnic For Peace, Intl Day of Peace Screening of Planetary @ Golden West College,15744 Goldenwest St.
PICNIC: 7-8pm in the Star Shower Amphitheater   FILM SCREENING: 8-10pm in Forum II   Join us for an evening screening of the film, "Planetary." Feel free to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy on the lawn before the show! ***This is a vegan and zero waste event.***   This event is sponsored by GWC's Peace Studies Program, Living Ubuntu and GWC's Intercultural Programs.

NEW Sep 22 Thursday 7-10pm, Newport Beach: OCYD Local Endorsements' Meeting @ Muldoons Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Dr.
ONLY Present OCYD MEMBERS (please see bylaws for membership requirements) CAN VOTE, MEMBERSHIP DUES MUST BE PAID BY 11:59 Pm SEPTEMBER 19TH. Endorsement committee (Board) will vote on an endorsement recommendation on non-competitive race (races where only one Dem is running). Before endorsement day, we will release a list of our recommended endorsements On endorsement Day, we will have an up and down vote for non competitive endorsements. Someone can object to a particular endorsement, but they need to have a second from someone else to make that particular motion. For the objection to carry, there has to be a 2/3 majority of present voting members. A speaker for keeping the endorsement, and against the endorsement will have two minutes to speak. Membership votes on it, 2/3 votes need for no endorsement. Next we move on to the contested (dem on dem) races. There will be paper ballots with the contested races on them. The membership will be able to vote for as many candidates as there are open seats, but cannot cast multiple votes for one candidate. For example, if there are three candidates running for two open seats a member can cast a vote for two different candidates, but cannot cast both votes for one candidate. The candidates will speak in this order: CD-46, Bao vs. Lou A representative from the Bao and Lou campaign will each get three minutes to address the crowd. Next we move onto the competitive school board races. Santa Ana Bruce Bauer, Beatriz Mendoza, Rigo Rodriguez, Alfonso Alvarez, Mark Mcloughlin. Each will get three minutes to speak to the membership. Next we move to Council Races First Up Garden Grove Garden Grove District 6- Rick Montoya and Kimberly Nguyen Both will get three minutes to speak Irvine City Council Anila Ali, Farrah Khan, Melissa Fox, Shiva Farivar All candidates will get three minutes to speak to the membership. Santa Ana Mayoral Benjamin Vazquez vs. Miguel Pulido Both will have a three-minute chance to address the membership Santa Ana Council Ward 3 David De Leon, Jose Solorio, Ana Urzua Alcaras Candidates will have three minutes to speak Anaheim Council District 1- Freddy Fitzgerald, Leonard Lahtinen Candidates have three minutes to speak District 3- Jordan Brandman, Jose Moreno Candidates have three minutes to speak In races with two candidates, the candidate that receives 60% of the votes in the affirmative will receive the endorsement. In races with more than two candidates vying for the same seat the same 50%+1 of votes in the affirmative applies. In races where there are more than 2 candidates and more than 2 seats, the 2 candidates who get 50%+1 of the vote in the affirmative will receive the endorsement. This the endorsement process for the Orange County Young Democrats Our bylaws can be found here: http://www.ocyd.org/bylaws.html Tickets: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/2016member

[Correction] Sep 23 Friday 6-8pm, Irvine: OC NOW Celebrating Suffrage and the VOTE should have been listed for Monday Sepember 12

NEW Sep 23-24 Friday-Saturday, Irvine: Irvine United Congregational Church's 2nd Annual Fairth & Works Conference @ 4915 Alton Parkway
47 years after Stonewall and 1 year after the right to marry, what's the future of the Open & Affirming movement? How can LGBTQ persons and allies continue to expand the welcome. Featured speaker is Justin Lee, author of Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs-Christians Debate & founder of the Gay Christian Network Friday 7 pm & Saturday 9am. At Saturday 1:15pm, the regional premiere of singer Chely Wright's coming out story. Register online at www.iucc.org/register; for info, call 949/733-0220.

NEW Sep 24 Saturday 8:30-10am, Irvine: 3K Walk for Unity + Continental Breakfast @ Bill Barber Park, 4 Civic Center Plz.
The Irvine Global Village Festival is a great (and FREE) family-friendly annual event. The festival features international cuisine, live entertainment, a kids village with crafts and activities, cultural and religious exhibits and an international marketplace. There's something for everyone!! We plan to meet at Bill Barber Park at 8:00am on the corner of Harvard and San Juan to kick-start the festivities with Tiyya's 3K Annual Walk for Unity (since 2013). Make sure to park at the Woodbridge parking area (20 Lake Road, Irvine, CA), where there will be a shuttle running in the morning. All proceeds raised will help support Tiyya's tutoring program hosted at UC Irvine for refugee youth, grades K-12 Look forward to seeing you there!!! Easy Registration!! Visit: http://www.tiyya.org/walk4unity For info on parking and other details, check out their website: https://legacy.cityofirvine.org/globalvillage/info/things_to_do.asp Contact us with any questions: 714.623-9420 info@tiyya.org

NEW Sep 24 Saturday 9:30am, Orange: National Women's Political Caucus of OC Champagne Brunch and Candidate Forum @ Tulsa Rib Company, 220 Katella Ave.
Join NWPC OC for a Champagne Brunch and Candidate Forum, featuring Guest Speaker and Emcee, Dr. Michelle Goodwin. Dr. Goodwin will speak on the subject of the disparity of the number of women to men in elected and appointed office and how that relates to women's health care options. Members: $30 ($40 at the door)Non-Members: $40 ($50 at the door)Membership & Registration: $85 ($95 at the door) - Regular membership is $75! Only members may vote. Join or Renew your membership today when you register for this event. To register online, visit NWPCOC's Event page.

NEW Sep 24 Saturday 10am-1pm, Santa Ana: Community Land in Community Hands kickoff @ Parque Familias Corazones Verdes, 602 E 4th St.
How would you use community lands? Come out to learn solutions to the issues facing our community and to give your input on what you think should be done with public land. There will be music, food, prizes, speakers, and more.   Come out! And spread the word about the launch of our campaign for #SACommunityLands !   Come celebrate National Public Lands Day with us, learn more about opportunities for a Community Land Trust in Santa Ana -- where communities are considered partners in development, for a more sustainable economy!!   Luis (714)425-5562 luis@elcentroculturaldemexico.org

NEW Sep 24 Saturday 3-6pm, Silverado: OC Sierra Club Group Annual Fall Get-Together @ Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary, 29322 Modjeska Canyon Rd.
Join us for wine, food and guided walk around the sanctuary. Live music will feature Patti Barnes, vocalist/keyboards. Proceeds to support the Sanctuary and conservation. Space is limited due to Canyon parking requirements. Reservations required by September 21. Send 2 self addressed stamped envelopes OR email address for directions, $25 with Sierra Club #/$35 nonmembers, check payable OC Group Sierra Club to reservationist: Bernie Lipman, 2208 Via Caliente, Fullerton, CA 92833-1855, (714) 879-7593; e-mail: bersher@roadrunner.com.

NEW Sep 28 Wednesday 6:30pm, Irvine: Women For: Orange County Evening Meeting on 2016 Ballot Propositions @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club
Liz Parker and Armida Brashears will represent the League of Women Voters and provide for us the Pros and Cons on the 17 propositions on the Nov. 8 ballot. Free and open to the public. Men are cordially invited.


OCTOBER

NEW Oct 2 Sunday 2-4pm, Anaheim: Amin David Celebration of Life and Legacy @ Anaheim High School, 811 W Lincoln Ave.
Program begins at 2:30pm. At the event you will have the opportunity to write a personal not or record a brief video message that will be shared with Amin's family. If you are so inclined, please wear a guayabera or rebozo in honor of Amin. RSVP http://umava.org/inmemoriam/amindavid.html. Hosted by Los Amigos of Orange Count 714/835-3538.

NEW Oct 4 Tuesday 5-7pm, Santa Ana: OC Gay Straight Alliance Leadership Hub Mixer @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E. 4th St. Ste. 200.
Are you a student or teacher advisor involved with your Gay Straight Alliance? Join us for the LGBT Center OC's monthly Gay Straight Alliance Leadership Hub Mixer. This is an opportunity for GSA leaders, members and teacher advisors to become engaged on the community level and an opportunity to learn how the LGBT Center OC can support you and your GSA. Connect with us at LGBTCenterOC.org; 714/953-5428. Monthly Hub Mixer will repeat on Tuesdays, Oct. 4 and Nov. 1.

NEW Oct 15 Saturday 10am-1pm, Fountain Valley: Walk For Hope @ Mile Square Regional Park - Forest Shelter, 16801 Euclid St. The Forest Shelter is on Euclid St, between two baseball diamonds.
The Walk for Hope is a reminder of the things that matter most in life. The route is decorated with inspiring hand-made quotes and experiential activity stations.   The Walk for Hope is free. It is our gift to you and includes live entertainment, free-t-shirt, and an opportunity to connect with local non-profits. Our theme this year is Practice Kindness.   Sign up to decorate a quote: http://tinyurl.com/wfhquotelist   Want to join our team of volunteers? Email walk@bethecause.org

NEW Oct 15 Saturday, 9am-noon, Newport Beach: Newport Beach/Irvine/Mesa CROP Hunger Walk @ Newport Beach Back Bay.
The Newport Beach/Irvine/Mesa CROP Hunger Walk is one of 1,000+ across the nation, symbolizing the walk many around the world must make for basic resources such as food, water, shelter and protection. The 2016 local recipients are Isaiah House, Orange Coast Interfaith Shelter, and Stand Up for Kids. Donate at https://www.crophungerwalk.org/newportbeachca/TeamFarrah.


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, Santa Ana, CA 92701 el-centro.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
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

[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, 5 Riparian Way, Irvine 92612 irwd.com/images/pdf/education/SJWS%20Map%20Aug%202012.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   313 N. Birch Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701   el-centro.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

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