Weekly Orange County Progressive


Wednesday April 5, 2017     Issue No. 674


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2017

JANUARY show previous

FEBRUARY show

new Feb 27 Monday 11am, Orange; Cross-Cultural Center Opening Ceremony

new Feb 27 Monday 4-6pm, Anaheim: The People's Homeless Task Force

Feb 27-Apr 10 Mondays 6-9pm, Mission Viejo: Advancing Racial Justice Workshop

Feb 27 Monday 6:30-9pm, Santa Ana: Resilience OC Sanctuary City Community Forum

new Feb 28 Tuesday 9am-noon, Santa Ana: OC Board of Supervisors Meeting #RiverbedRescue

new Feb 28 Tuesday 10am-noon, Anaheim: CLUE Clergy & Community Gathering

new Feb 28 Tuesday noon, Irvine: Democratic Foundation of OC Luncheon to Honor Tustin City Council Member Letitia Clark

new Feb 28 Tuesday 4-7pm, Irvine: Irvine City Council Meeting - Energy Distribution Presentation

new Feb 28 Tuesday 4pm-11:59pm, Anaheim: Anaheim City Council Meeting

New Feb 28 Tuesday 5:45-9pm, Mission Viejo: City Council Meeting

new Feb 28 Tuesday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club

new Feb 28 Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm, Huntington Beach: A Legacy of Learning 3-part Film Series: Resilience


MARCH

new Mar 1 Wednesday 5-6:30pm, Irvine: Immigration Awareness Week Poster Making and Finalizing

[update] Mar 1 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC Regular Meeting

new Mar 2 Thursday 6:45, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC - Laura Kanter "Equal Rights Endangered"

Mar 2 Thursday 7pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace and Justice Coalition Free Movie Night The Brainwashing of My Dad

new Mar 3 Friday 5-7pm, Anaheim: Immigration Forum - Understanding Your Rights and Resources

New Mar 3 Friday 6:30-9:30pm, Santa Ana: Documentary Showing of Harvest of Empire

New Mar 3 Friday 7-10pm, Newport Beach: Film: Oceans of Injustice/The Nightmare of Gaza

New Mar 4 Saturday 10:30am, Fullerton: OC Industrial Workers of the World meeting

New Mar 4 Saturday 7-8:30pm, Santa Ana: OurRev Santa Ana meeting

New Mar 5 Sunday 11am-1pm, Santa Ana: OC May Day Coalition meeting

new Mar 5 Sunday 1-4pm, Newport Beach: Take Back the House in 2018 Political Activism Training with Sara El-Amin

New Mar 7 Tuesday 5:15-8pm, Lake Forest: City Council Meeting

New Mar 7 Tuesday 6-7pm, Huntington Beach: Join Oak View ComUNIDAD

New Mar 8 Wednesday 11am, Irvine: Fight4OurHealth Coalition Emergency ACA Press Conference

new Mar 8 Wednesday noon-1pm, Orange: Pussyhat Campus March

New Mar 8 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats March Meeting with INDIVISIBLE

[correction] Mar 9 Thursday 1-2:30pm, Irvine: Know Your Rights Workshop

New Mar 9 Thursday 8:30am-noon, Newport Beach: Court Watch: Hold Informants & OCSD Accountable

New Mar 9 Thursday 6:30-10pm, Irvine: UCI SJP Dabke Night Hosted by Students for Justice in Palestine

New Mar 10 Friday 1-2pm, Irvine: UCI Stands with Native Nations March on Washington

New Mar 10 Friday, 7-7:30pm, Irvine: Prayer Drum Circle for Standing Rock with Presiding Priestess Ava

new Mar 11-12 Saturday 9am-Sunday 12:30pm, Garden Grove: Homelessness 101 Training

New Mar 11 Saturday 9am-2pm, Santa Ana: Girls Teen Leadership Conference Hosted by Orange County NOW

[correction] Mar 11 Saturday 9:30-11:30am, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle Meeting #2

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

New Mar 11 Saturday noon, Santa Ana; Socialist Party meeting

New Mar 11 Saturday 1:30pm, Costa Mesa/Huntington Beach/Irvine/Orange: ACLU People Power Action Event - Resistance Training Livestream

New Mar 12 Sunday 2-5pm, Anaheim: Solidarity Town Hall Meeting Public Hosted by Arab American Civic Council and CAIR

New Mar 12 Sunday 3-5pm, Mission Viejo: California 45th - Public Call for Researchers!

New Mar 12 Sunday 6-9pm, Fullerton: The Sixth Anniversary of the Syrian Revolution Commemorated with Showing of The White Helmets Hosted by SAC-LA

New Mar 12 Sunday 7-8:30pm, Orange: Community Meeting Hosted by OC Poverty Alleviation Coalition

new Mar 13 Monday 10am-1pm, Irvine: Women's Voices 2017

New Mar 13 Monday 5-6pm, Irvine: Dean Chemerinsky Discusses His Latest Book: Closing the Courthouse Door

New Mar 14 Tuesday 9am-noon, Santa Ana: OC Board of Supervisors Meeting #RiverbedRescue

New Mar 14 Tuesday 3-5pm, Santa Ana: LGBT Issues in Immigration Law

New Mar 14 Tuesday 5-7pm, Irvine: Irvine City Council Meeting

New Mar 14 Tuesday 5:30pm, Capistrano Beach: Progressives of South OC "Women in Power"

New Mar 14 Tuesday 7-10pm, Irvine: Jill Stein

New Mar 15 Wednesday 8am-noon, Anaheim: Citizenship fair Hosted by OC Communities Organized for Responsible Development

New Mar 15 Wednesday 10am-5pm: The Ides of Trump Postcard Campaign

New Mar 15 Wednesday 6pm, Santa Ana: Radically Alive Planet

New Mar 16 Thursday 11:30am-1:30pm, Newport Beach: 2017 State of the County Luncheon

New Mar 17 Friday noon-2:30pm, Mission Viejo: Lunch with League "The Status of our Health Care Program and ACA in Congress and CA-- Now and in the Future?"

New NEW Mar 17 Friday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Courage for Racial Justice, Courage for Collective Liberation with Chris Crass, Hosted by Together We Will OC

NEW Mar 18 Saturday 8:30am-3pm, Santa Ana: LGBTQ Youth Convening

Mar 18 Saturday 9am-noon, Anaheim: Citizenship Fair

Mar 18 Saturday 9:30am-1:30pm, Santa Ana: 32nd Annual Great American Write-In

New Mar 18 Saturday 10am, Fullerton: Community Town Hall: Creating the Future of Healthcare in CA

New Mar 18 Saturday 10am-noon, Mission Viejo: Celebrate Women's History Month with the Democratic Party of OC and Betty Yee, CA State Controller

New Mar 18 Saturday 11am-1pm, Fullerton: Assemblymember Quirk-Silver's Annual St. Patrick's Day Event

New Mar 18 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Screening of "Hate.Com- Extremists on the Internet" by Americans United for Separation of Church & State

Mar 18 Saturday 3:30-5:30pm, Irvine: Kimberly Ellils Democratic Town Hall hosted by College Democrats at UCI

New Mar 18 Saturday 6-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Celebrate Women's History Month with Emerge California & Tustin City Councilmember Letitia Clark

New Mar 18 Saturday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: Seeds of Resistance 6th Anniversary Show

New Mar 19 Sunday 11am, Anaheim: Young Survivors (not-so) Monthly Potluck and Family Union

New Mar 19 Sunday 11:20am-2:30pm, Anaheim WELead OC Annual Kick-Off - Local Elections Matter

New Mar 19 Sunday 1-9pm, Santa Ana: 7th Internat'l Women's Day Festival

new Mar 19 Sunday 2-3:30pm, Mission Viejo: Friends of OC Detainees volunteer orientation

New Mar 19 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine

New Mar 19 Sunday 5-7pm, Costa Mesa: Screening of Now Is The Time-Healthcare for Everybody

New Mar 19 Sunday 5pm, Orange: OC Interfaith Committee to Aid Farm Workers 52nd Annual Dinner/Fundraiser

NEW Mar 19 Sunday 8-10pm, Fullerton: Free Discussion Society #3 - "Is American democracy thriving or under threat in 2017?"

Mar 20 Monday 7-9pm, Mission Viejo: Friends of OC Detainees Volunteer Debrief

New Mar 21 Tuesday 5:30pm, Newport Beach: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club Meeting

New Mar 21 Tuesday 5:45pm, Santa Ana: Mayor Pro-Tem Michelle Martinez Honors OC Womens March Coalition for Women's History Month

New Mar 21 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Food Matters: Legislative 101 OC Food Access Coalition

New Mar 21 Tuesday, 6:30-9:pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats meeting

New Mar 21 Tuesday 7:30-10pm, Irvine: OC Cousin's Club: Working for Peace in the Trump Era

New Mar 23 Thursday 6pm, Huntington Beach: Demonstration In Support of ACA

New Mar 23 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Tustin: First Session of OC Interfaith Network Community Forum "The More You Know, the Less You Fear"

New Mar 24 Friday 3-5pm, Irvine: Mimi Walters: We Want Transparency, Not Closed Doors hosted by California 4th

Mar 24 Friday 7-9:30pm, Irvine: Screening of "Before the Flood"

New Mar 25 Saturday 10am-7pm, Anaheim: Become Ungovernable- Third Annual OC Anarchist Bookfair

New Mar 25 Saturday 11am-2pm, Huntington Beach: Counter Trump Protest

New Mar 25 Saturday 1-2:30pm, Mission Viejo: Aliso Canyon Blowout: How You Can Help!

NEW Mar 25 Saturday 1-4pm, Orange: The Beautiful Resistance Workshop "Resistance and Resilience in a Time of Hate: Showing up Like Hope"

New Mar 25 Saturday 2:30-5:30pm, Huntington Beach: IndivisibleOC48 All-Hands Meeting!

[Merged] Mar 25 Saturday 3-6pm, Huntington Beach: HB Counter-Rally 4 Migrants & Earth merged into 11am-2pm Counter Trump Protest

New Mar 25 Saturday 6-9pm, Costa Mesa: Save Syrian Children Now Fundraiser

New Mar 25 Saturday, 7-10pm, Santa Ana: Grrrls To The Front - HerStory Month Edition

New Mar 26 Sunday 12:30-3:30pm, Irvine: The Women's Journey Foundation Presents Making HERstory, Celebrating Women's Contributions of the Past and Today

New Mar 26 Sunday 3-5pm, Irvine: Meet Your Muslim Neighbor

NEW Mar 27 Monday 3-5pm, Orange: Climate Change: Implications and Adaptations

NEW Mar 27 Monday 6:30-9pm, Orange: OC Democratic Central Committee Meeting with special guest Eric Bauman

NEW Mar 28 Tuesday 9-11am, Santa Ana: OC Board of Supervisors Meeting #RiverbedRescue Public Hosted by Orange County Poverty Alleviation Coalition

NEW Mar 28 Tuesday 10am-noon, Irvine: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice community gathering

New Mar 28 Tuesday 6-9pm, Tustin: Foro de Inmigración/ Immigration Forum

NEW Mar 29 Wednesday 6pm, Irvine: PDA OC Chapter General Meeting

NEW Mar 29 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club meeting

NEW Mar 30 Thursday 6pm, Santa Ana: OC May Day Coalition meeting

NEW Mar 30 Thursday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Social Justice Happy Hour

New Mar 31 Friday 5-7:30pm, Anaheim: Transgender Day of Visibility hosted by the LGBT Center OC

NEW Mar 31 Friday 6-9pm, Orange: Farm Dinner with Urban Farmer Will Allen and Chef Greg Daniels

NEW Mar 31 Friday 7pm, Irvine: Join ACLU People Power OC in Support of the Muslim Community in OC


APRIL

New Apr 1-2 Saturday 9am-Apr 2 Sunday 5pm, Orange: 2nd Annual Education and Ethics Studies Summit

NEW Apr 1 Saturday noon, Costa Mesa: Single Payer House Party

NEW Apr 1 Saturday noon-2pm, Anaheim: AFSCME Local 2076 Rally For Fairness And Respect

NEW Apr 1 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Irvine: Moms Demand Action OC Membership Meeting

New Apr 1 Saturday 3-7pm, Santa Ana: SchoolsNotPrisons Tour

NEW Apr 2 Sunday noon-12:30pm, Huntington Beach: OC Peace Coalition meeting

NEW Apr 2 Sunday 1:45-3pm, Garden Grove: CAIR - Action Trumps Fear

NEW Apr 2 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party Meeting - Dr. Bill Honigman on universal, single-payer healthcare, and healthcare as a human right

NEW Apr 2 Sunday 4:30-6:30pm, Irvine: Together We Will OC

NEW Apr 3 Monday 4pm, Anaheim: The People's Homeless Task Force

NEW Apr 3 Monday 6pm, Huntington Beach: Resist HB going to city council

NEW Apr 3 Monday 6-7:30pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees Orientation

NEW Apr 4 Tuesday 1-2:30pm, Huntington Beach: Save Our Beaches - Tuesdays With Dana Week 12 by Indivisible OC 48

NEW Apr 4 Tuesday 2-5pm, Anaheim: Freedom Cities Action Meeting with Anaheim Police Department

NEW Apr 4 Tuesday 4-10 pm, Anaheim: The People's Homeless Task Force

NEW Apr 4 Tuesday 5-8pm, Santa Ana: Invest In Youth Rally and Press Conference by Resilience OC

NEW Apr 4 Tuesday 6-8pm, Irvine: Irvine City Council Meeting

NEW Apr 4 Tuesday 6-9pm, Garden Grove: Screening "Open Bethlehem"

NEW Apr 4 Tuesday 6:30-8pm, Irvine: Preliminary Findings from an Interview-based Study of Immigrants in Detention - Hosted by UC Irvine Detention Research Project

NEW Apr 4 Tuesday 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: OC for Climate Action meeting

NEW Apr 4 Tuesday 7pm, Laguna Woods Village: Concerned Citizens of LWV Monthly Meeting with Professor Richard Matthew and "Disasters, Poverty and War: Challenges and Solutions"

NEW Apr 4 Tuesday 7:30-9:30pm, Santa Ana: Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984): National Event Day Screening

NEW Apr 5 Wednesday 1-4pm, Anaheim: Riverbed Clean-up #RiverbedRescue by OC Poverty Alleviation Coalition

NEW Apr 5 Wednesday 5-6:30pm, Irvine: College Democrats at UCI

NEW Apr 5 Wednesday 6-8pm, Costa Mesa: Plant Powered OC Workshop: Spring Veggie Garden Public by SoCal Vegfest

NEW Apr 5 Wednesday 6-9pm, Orange: Screening of "From Slave to Criminal With One Amendment"

New Apr 5 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC Regular Meeting

NEW Apr 6 Thursday 5-7pm, Santa Ana: Tacos & Tapas Reception to Benefit Voice of OC

NEW Apr 6 Thurday 6pm, Santa Ana: OC May Day Coalition meeting

NEW Apr 6 Thursday 6:45-9pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC general meeting: Resisting and Rebuilding

NEW Apr 6 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC with Norberto Santana Jr, Voice of OC

NEW Apr 6 Thursday 7-9:30pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace and Justice Coalition: "How To Let Go of The World"

New Apr 7 Friday 4:30-5:30pm, Irvine: Defiance After All These Years - Continuing Discrimination on the Basis of Race and Poverty in the Courts, the Judge Stephen Reinhardt and Ramona Ripston Lecture on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Presented by Stephen B. Bright

NEW Apr 7 Friday 6-7pm, Huntington Beach: Voter Registration Training

New Apr 8 Saturday 6:45am, Fountain Valley: Concern America's 20th Annual Walk Out of Poverty

New Apr 8 Saturday 9am-4pm, Whittier: Whittier Latino Coalition - How to Run for Office Training

NEW Apr 8 Saturday 10am-3pm, Fullerton: Volunteers Needed for Indivisible CA D-39 Booth at Faces of Fullerton

NEW Apr 8 Saturday noon, Santa Ana: Socialist Party USA OC monthly meeting

NEW Apr 8 Saturday 1:30-3:30pm, Anaheim: Town Hall Meeting on Police Oversight

NEW Apr 8 Saturday 2-4pm, Garden Grove: Community Healthcare Briefing Hosted by Healthy California

NEW Apr 10 Monday 6-8pm, Irvine: The Sounds of Change: An Introduction to PSA

NEW Apr 10 Monday 6:45-8pm, Costa Mesa: Imagine Action OC full member meeting

NEW Apr 11 Tuesday 6-7pm, Orange: Resist War: Protest Bombing of Syria Followed by Discussion

NEW Apr 11 Tuesday 7-9pm, Anaheim: Anaheim Poverty Task Force

NEW Apr 12 Wednesday noon-1pm, Fullerton: Stand Your Ground Rally To Promote Human Rights

NEW Apr 12 Wednesday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club: Hidden Money in Politics

NEW Apr 12 Wednesday, 7-8:30pm, Laguna Beach: monthly Laguna Beach Democratic Club Meeting: Representative Karen Bass

NEW Apr 12 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats featuring Faby Jacome of OC Immigrant Youth United

New Apr 12 Wednesday 7-9pm, Aliso Viejo: Critical Conversations presents Moby

NEW Apr 13 Thurday 6pm, Santa Ana: OC May Day Coalition meeting

NEW Apr 14 Friday 9-10am Orange/11:30am Irvine/1:30pm Orange/5-8pm Orange: OCjanitors USWW Caravan Against Fear

NEW Apr 14 Friday 4-10pm, San Clemente: Socialist Party - The Bonfire of the Vanities: Eat the Rich

NEW Apr 14 Friday 6:30-9:30pm, Laguna Hills: Women Survivors of Vision Present "A Taste of Freedom" Fundraiser for Fundacion de Sobrevivientes de Trafico de Humano

NEW Apr 15 Saturday noon-1pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Tax March

NEW Apr 15 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church & State OC Chapter - James Preston Allen "What Does It Mean to Be a Patriot in the 21st Century"

NEW Apr 15 Saturday 6-9pm, Garden Grove: OC NORML Bingo Fundraiser

NEW Apr 16 Sunday 4-7pm, Irvine: Indivisible OC Outreach Meeting and Potluck

NEW Apr 17 Monday 6pm, Newport Beach: Cocktails and Conversation with the Democratic National Committee

NEW Apr 17 Monday 6-8pm, Irvine: Progressive Student Alliance at UCI presents: Imagination Immigration

NEW Apr 17 Monday 6:30-9pm, Fullerton: Cheers to Women's Transitional Living Center!

NEW Apr 17 Monday 7-9pm, Fullerton: Indivisible CA D-39 Member Meeting/Social Media Training

NEW Apr 18 Tuesday 11:30am-2:30pm, Irvine: Standing Rock is Everywhere: At the heart of Indigenous, environmental, racial & social justice

NEW Apr 18 Tuesday 4:30-6pm, Irvine: Rally! Rep. Walters: We are here! Where are you?

NEW Apr 18 Tuesday 5:30pm, Newport Beach: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club Meeting

NEW Apr 18 Tuesday 6-8pm, Huntington Beach: Indivisible OC 48's Earth to OC Speaker and Sign Making Event

NEW Apr 18 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousins Club of OC: Defining Anti-Semitism

NEW Apr 19 Wednesday 11:45am-5pm, Fullerton: Fullerton College Earth Day 2017

NEW Apr 19 Wednesday 5:30pm, Fountain Valley: OC Water District Meeting

NEW Apr 19 Wednesday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: SinglePayer Health Care for All (Pie in Sky or Pie Shop Piracy?)

NEW Apr 20 Thursday noon-1pm, Irvine: Mark P. Robinson Jr. Lecture Presented by Harold Hongju Koh

NEW Apr 20 Thursday 2pm, Laguna Woods: Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods Village: Earth Day "Climate, Trump, Congress, and US" with Speakers Mark Tabbert and Craig Preston

NEW Apr 20 Thursday 5:30pm, Costa Mesa: World Affairs Council Dinner with Dr. Mark Juergensmeyer

NEW Apr 20 Thurday 6pm, Santa Ana: OC May Day Coalition meeting

New Apr 20 Thursday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Session Two of OC Interfaith Network 2017 Community Forum Series "The More You Know, The Less You Fear"

NEW Apr 20 Thursday 6:30-9:30pm, Huntington Beach: Peace Conference Kick Off with Free Screening of "Speciesism"

NEW Apr 21 Friday noon-2:30pm, Mission Viejo: Lunch with League: "From the White House to Main Street: Realities of Immigration Enforcement in the Current Era"

NEW Apr 21 Friday 8pm, Lake Forest: General OC NORML Meeting

New Apr 22 Saturday/Earth Day 9-11:30am, Fullerton: March For Science

New Apr 22 Saturday 9am-4pm, Los Angeles: March for Science

NEW Apr 22 Saturday 9am-2pm, Santa Ana: NWPC Ready to Run Workshop

NEW Apr 22 Saturday 10am-pm, Santa Ana: UNA-USA OC Chapter UN Coffee Talk Series "Children on the Move" with Cambria Findley-Grubb

New Apr 22 Saturday 10am-3pm, Newport Beach: Earth Day at the Bay

NEW Apr 23 Sunday 10am-noon, Costa Mesa: Conversation with Cleve Jones

NEW Apr 23 Sunday 11am-1pm, Brea: Bagels With Bauman Private Hosted by Jeff LeTourneau and Onassis Tamayo Yumul

NEW Apr 23 Sunday noon-4pm, Long Beach: Direct Action Everywhere OC Potluck & Meetup

NEW Apr 23 Sunday 8-10pm, Fullerton: Free Discussion Society "Is the American higher education system becoming irrelevant? Do the benefits outweigh the costs?"

NEW Apr 24 Monday 4pm, Anaheim: The Peoplle's Homeless Task Force

NEW Apr 24 Monday 4-6pm, Orange: Civic Engagement Initiatives Presents Poverty in Orange County

NEW Apr 24 Monday 6:30pm, Orange: Come meet Kimberly Ellis, Candidate for CDP Chair

NEW Apr 25 Tuesday 9:30am, Santa Ana: Board of Supervisors meeting

NEW Apr 25 Tuesday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice community gathering

NEW Apr 25 Tuesday 5pm, Irvine: Irvine City Council

NEW Apr 25 Tuesday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: TWW OC Leadership Meeting

NEW Apr 25 Tuesday 6pm, Irvine: PDA OC Chapter General Meeting

NEW Apr 25 Tuesday 8-10pm, Orange: Chapman University Political Party Debate 2017

NEW Apr 26 Wednesday noon-1pm, Fullerton: Rally for the NEA

NEW Apr 26 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Community Forum on Santa Ana Ward Elections

NEW Apr 26 Wednesday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: costa Mesa Democratic Club Meeting

NEW Apr 26 Wednesday 6:30pm, Laguna Woods: Senior OC NORML Meeting

NEW Apr 27 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Orange: Homelessness: What is the Solution for the People Living on the riverbed?

NEW Apr 27 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Fullerton: Socially Accepted Practices & Traumatic Impact on Adolescents Presented by Living Ubuntu

NEW Apr 28 Friday 8:30-11:30am, Huntington Beach: 11th Annual golden West College Peace Conference 2017 Sponsored by Peace Studies Program of GWC

NEW Apr 28 Friday 9am-5pm, Fullerton: Women in Politics Syposium

NEW Apr 28 Friday 6:30-8:30pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC Film screening with Farah Nabulsi

NEW Apr 29 Saturday 9am, Irvine: Crises in the Ocean: How Compassionate Action Benefits Us All

NEW Apr 29 Saturday 10am-3pm, Santa Ana: Peace & Unity Now Is The Time Celebration

NEW Apr 29 Saturday 1-4pm, Mission Viejo->Irvine: Climate March Orange County Carpool Opportunity

New Apr 29 Saturday 2-4pm, Irvine: People's Climate March

NEW Apr 29 Saturday 2-4pm, Tustin: National Organization for Women OC General Membership Meeting

New Apr 30 Sunday 11-3pm, Santa Ana: 2017 Dia del Nino / Day of the Child

NEW Apr 30 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine


MAY

NEW May 1 Monday noon-5pm, Santa Ana: Art As Protest - Call for Art - Deadline May 1st

NEW May 1 Monday 2-5pm, Santa Ana: Annual May Day march and rally

NEW May 1 Monday 5-7pm, Brea: Vigil in Support of Immigrants, by Indivisible CA D-39

New May 2 Tuesday 7-9pm, Orange: Session Three of Orange county Interfaith Network 2017 Community Forum Series “The More You Know, The Less You Fear”:

NEW May 3 Wednesday 6:30-9pm, Costa Mesa: Democaracy for America-OC Regular Meeting

NEW May 4 Thursday 7-9am, Newport Beach: Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council Annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast with OC Sheriff Sandra Hutchens

NEW May 4 Thursday 6-8pm, Costa Mesa: Planned Parenthood: Politics, Sex, and Cocktails Featuring Emily Morse

NEW May 4 Thursday 6:30-9:15pm, Anaheim: OC Human Relations Awards 46

NEW May 4 Thursday 7-9pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC - Journalism & Civic Action in OC

NEW May 6 Saturday 8:30am-1pm, Irvine: 31st Annual AIDS Walk OC - Heroes for Zero

NEW May 7 Sunday 11:30am-2:30pm, Orange: OC Progressives Picnic Hosted by California 45th and Together We Will OC

NEW May 10 Wednesday 6-9pm, Irvine: From Passion to Action: Young Leaders in Refugee Relief

NEW May 11 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Orange: Non Violence 101: What, Why & How

NEW May 12 Friday 6-9pm, Costa Mesa: OC League of Conservation Voters Awards Dinner

NEW May 13 Saturday 1:30pm, Santa Ana: "13th on 13th" Social Justice Film Event - Documentary Film Screening & Panel Discussion

NEW May 16 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees Volunteer Debrief


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

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

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

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

Jan 8 Sunday 2-3pm, Garden Grove: Green Party of OC General Meeting @ Acacia Villa Apartments Clubhouse, 10931 Acacia Parkway (1/2 block west of Main Street). Parking available in city lot across the street.
Trinidad Castaneda will lead a workshop on climate change. Our County Council meetings are always held after the general meeting, and the public is invited. If you can share a ride or need a ride to our meeting, please contact Bea Tiritilli: tiritilligreen@sbcglobal.net. For more info, contact Matt Leslie, Secretary, approximateman@earthlink.net. http://www.ocgreens.org. (949)559-7336

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jan 15 Sunday noon-4pm, Anaheim: Really Really Free Market @ La Palma Park, 1151 N. Anaheim Blvd.
Bring stuff you don't need/want anymore and find stuff you do need/want! If you don't have anything to share you are still welcome to take anything you like. If you are bringing items to share please only bring what you can carry (a bag or two). Try to show up early (not 30 min before we clean up). This will also help us have less to clean up! Bring books, clothes, music, electronics, games, children's toys, art supplies, non-perishable food items, etc. Workshops/ skill sharing are great, such as art w the children, upcycling, informative workshops and more. *POTLUCK so bring any foods stuffs to share! *If you can bring something post what you are bringing! *Any questions? Feel free to ask! *If you would like to share a skill/hold a workshop post it here to bring folx in that are interested! Homophobia, transphobia, sexism, racism, ableism, body shaming, etc. will not be tolerated. The Really, Really Free Market (RRFM) movement is a horizontally-organized collective of individuals who form a temporary market based on an alternative gift economy. The RRFM movement aims to counteract capitalism in a proactive way. It holds as a major goal to build a community based on sharing resources, caring for one another and improving the collective lives of all.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 5 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party Meeting @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
discussion - How do we prepare resistance in light of the new regime we have? - What is the nature of the resistance that has shown itself so far? - How do we help that resistance to mean something more than just "anti-Trump"? 0 Plans for building power from the ground up.   The GPOC County Council meeting will immediately follow the General Meeting. All attendees are welcome to stay and view the business aspects of running the Green Party during the County Council meeting. https://greenpartyoc.wordpress.com/coming-events/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


MARCH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 18 Saturday 9:30am-1:30pm, Santa Ana: 32nd Annual Great American Write-In @ Delhi Center, 505 East Central Ave.
The Great American Write-In is a free annual event offered to the public by Women For: Orange County to provide community members with the means to influence policy decisions by writing letters to their legislators. Every year, fifty or more different organizations and advocacy groups present information regarding some of today's most vital issues, including education, health care, human and civil rights and the environment. Attendees visit participants' tables and then voice their opinions by generating letters and postcards to government and corporate decision-makers in the hopes of bringing about constructive change. Last year, over 2500 individual mailings were sent out.
We would like to know as soon as possible - but no later than January 20 - whether or not your organization will have a table at the 2017 Write-In. This year, we will have an early-bird booth registration fee of $50, which will increase to $60 after January 31. Please send a check for the appropriate amount, payable to Women For: Orange County, to Felicity Figueroa at 36 Blazing Star, Irvine, CA 92604.
As you are aware, we fill up quickly. If your organization would like to participate, but cannot pay until a later date, please let us know before the deadline above. We can usually make some arrangement, but we do need to know if you are planning to attend.
Please contact Felicity Figueroa (949-733-0850 or felicitynf@aol.com) if you have any questions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


APRIL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEW Apr 2 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party Meeting @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Dr. Bill Honigman will speak about the need for universal, single-payer healthcare, and healthcare as a human right.   The GPOC County Council meeting will immediately follow the General Meeting. All attendees are welcome to stay and view the business aspects of running the Green Party during the County Council meeting. https://greenpartyoc.wordpress.com/coming-events/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEW Apr 21 Friday 12noon-2:30pm, Mission Viejo: Lunch with League: "From the White House to Main Street: Realities of Immigration Enforcement in the Current Era" @ Casta Del Sol Golf Course, 27601 Casta Del Sol
2017 threatens to become a record year for denying the largest number of immigrants and refugees entry into the United States.Is this good for our country? Is it in the best interest to the American people and to our international relationships? Or, are we in danger of alienating ourselves from much of the rest of the world? Join us and hear our two outstanding speakers on this critically important topic. Speakers: Shakeel Syed is the executive director of Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development. OCCORD's mission is to organize and advocate for good jobs, strong neighborhoods and an inclusive democracy in Orange County.Jennifer Lee Koh is a Professor of Law and Director of the Immigration Clinic at Western State College of Law. Her scholarship focuses on federal immigration enforcement and the intersection of criminal and immigration laws, and has been cited by the United States Supreme Court. This event is open to League members and the general public. RSVP: Required with entree choice by Tuesday. April 18 to Barb Wood at 208-284-9167 orclick: barbjsocal@gmail.com. Cost: $15 for lunch and speaker, $5 for speaker only. Find menu and details at https://gallery.mailchimp.com/20fa4677a82404818e7473769/files/b678d809-baa0-4212-869f-d9c57dd523fe/2017_4_21_LWL_Flyer_april18_rsvp.pdf All are welcome. Bring a Friend.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


MAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 elcentroculturaldemexico.org

(4th Tuesday), 5:30-7 pm, Orange:  Peace Vigil, sponsored by MFSO & CODEPINK at the Traffic Circle in Old Towne Orange.
Dear OC Code Pink Activists & Supporters,
I am happy to report that our friends from the OC chapter of Military Families Speak Out have resumed monthly peace vigils at the Circle!
These vigils will be held on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:00 pm.
In peaceful solidarity, Kathy (Code Pink OC)

Tuesdays, 7pm, Irvine: Irvine Queers. 106 Gateway Commons Irvine, CA 92697 UCI Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center located between Gateway Commons and the Cross-Cultural Center. www.spirit.dos.uci.edu/irvineq

Wednesdays, 7:30 am, Anaheim:  Los Amigos of OC, a progressive networking group, meets at Jagerhaus Restaurant, 2525 East Ball Road..  Contact: guevarasart@yahoo.com or (949) 636-2750 losamigosoc.com

(3rd Wednesday), 7:30 am, Orange:  CARA Action Team, @ Teamster Local #952, 140 S. Marks Way, Orange Karen Connor, 626-915-4044

Wednesdays, 2-3pm, Irvine: Olive Tree Initiative - Public Forum at the founders circle benches in the middle of Aldrich Park at UCI www.socsci.uci.edu/~cpb/OLIVE TREE INITIATIVE.html

Wednesdays, 3pm, Costa Mesa Occ Amnesty in Art Center 311

[Suspended] Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm, Laguna Hills  Women in Black of Laguna Woods The local chapter of Women in Black has suspended their vigil, Check 588-9367 for more info. Local email wiblagunawoods@yahoo.com;  International website: Womeninblack.org . Local call: 949-588-9367

Wednesdays, 5-6 PM, Irvine:  College Democrats at UCI collegedems.uci@gmail.com Social Science Tower (SST) 120 ucirvinedemocrats.webs.com

(Last Wednesday), 5-6:30pm Seal BeachSENIOR PATRIOTS FOR PEACE The peace vigil held in front of Leisure World Seal Beach on the last Wednesday of each month by Senior Patriots for Peace is cancelled for November and December 2015 INVITES YOU TO JOIN A DEMONSTRATION FOR PEACE THE LAST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 5 TO 6:30PM IN FRONT OF THE LARGE WORLD GLOBE LEISURE WORLD, SEAL BEACH Seal Beach Blvd. at Golden Rain Rd. Between 405 Freeway and Westminster Parking in local shopping center, corner Seal Beach Blvd. & Westminster SIGNS AND BANNERS PROVIDED Call 562-430-7509 or 562-430-1047 for information

Wednesdays, 5-6 pm, Irvine:  UCI Amnesty International meeting, Crescent Bay Room B (A124) in the Student Center www.spirit.dos.uci.edu/amnesty/calendar.htm

Wednesdays, 5:30-8:30pm, Orange Calling for Citizenship. Help us win citizenship for 11 million new Americans by phone banking to outreach to voters in key congressional districts in OC and asking them to speak with their members of Congress. Schedule is every Monday and Wednesday starting April 3and 5 at OC Labor Federation Office, 309 N. Rampart St. Ste A, Orange 92868. Training at 5:30pm and calling from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. For more info or to sign up, contact Andrew Hausermann 714/931-6041, Andrew@occcopico.org or Ana Cabral 714/928-3030, ana@oclabor.org. (See also Mondays)

[Canceled] (2nd Wednesday), 6:30pm, San Clemente: Drinking Liberally (drinkingliberally.org). meets at Sunsets Bar & Grill in Capistrano Beach, 34700 Pacific Coast Hwy. Contact: SCDrinkingLiberally@gmail.com or (949) 682-5291.

Odd Wednesdays (starting week 1), 7pm, Irvine: Transgender Alliance Group To Educate And Motivate (TAG TEAM) This will be an open space for allies and members of the transgender, gender variant, and gender non-conforming community to spread awareness and create an open space to plan actions for change on our campus. If you are interested, please join us Location: LGBTRC (Student Center South G302) If you would like more information, feel free to contact Sophie Punkar spunkar@uci.edu Amanda Woo awoo@uci.edu

(2nd Wednesday), 7 pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd Assembly Democratic Alliance meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm (door is open at 6:30pm), at International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) District Lodge 725, 5402 Bolsa Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92649. For information, scheduled guest speaker, and map www.72ndada.com.

(2nd Wednesday), 7-10pm, Santa Ana: CopWatch Santa Ana General Meeting/Community Forum El Centro Cultural de México, 313 N Birch St
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, 15 Riparian View, Irvine 92612 irwd.com/images/pdf/education/SJWS%20Map%20Aug%202012.pdf http://www.irwd.com/images/pdf/education/Marsh%20Campus%20Buildings%20Map.pdf
Irvine Ranch Water District neither supports nor endorses the cause nor activities of organizations which use the District's meeting rooms that are made available as a public service.

Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23436 Madero Suite 140   Centrally located in Mission Viejo, Tapestry, a Unitarian Universalist Congregation, has rental space available for business or non-profit use. Available sanctuary space is perfect for large group meetings, classes, or fellowship activities. The classroom areas are suited for smaller meetings or gatherings. These areas are available for one-time, short-term or long-term rental.   The Great Hall (sanctuary) has seating for up to 140 in an auditorium style speaking venue. Rental of this space includes the use the kitchenette facilities and the grand piano. Chairs can be rearranged to accommodate your specific needs. Banquet style seating comfortably accommodates 80-96 people.   The classrooms range in size from large (appropriate for up to 15 participants) to more intimate spaces (for smaller or more informal gatherings). Our facility has ample parking and is fully handicap accessible.   We offer competitive, affordable rates, with discounts for non-profit organizations. Our facilities are rented in four-hour increments. Discounts are also available for long-term or multiple rentals.   Type of Group Sanctuary Classroom   Non-profit use $125 $30   For-profit use $250 $50

Friends meeting house, 2091 Business Center Dr, Suite 100, Irvine 92612
Exit at MacArthur off of 405 and go towards OC Airport Turn Left at MacArthur and go to Michelson Turn Left at Michelson and go to the very next street (?) Turn Left at that next street that starts with a "D" and go to Business Center Drive Turn Right on Business Center Drive and go about 1/4 mile 2091 is on Left Hand side Go around to the back side of the building to where the handicap parking is. Suite 100 is off of the inside courtyard, in the center of the office complex.

Centro Cultural de México   313 N. Birch Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701   elcentroculturaldemexico.org
Other event calendars
southerncaliforniajp.wordpress.com/   So Cal Justice and Peace
la.indymedia.org/calendar   Los Angeles Independent Media Center
change-links.org   Change Links
icujp.org/calendar.shtml   Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace
coalitionforworldpeace.org/events.html   Coalition For World Peace
lbapn.org/lbapn-event-calendar   Long Beach Area Peace Network
sddemocrats.org/calendar.htm   San Diego County Democratic Party
http://orangecountydemocrats.com/calendar/   Democratic Party of OC
my.barackobama.com   OFA (Obama for America)
www.oc911truth.com/events/calendar/   OC 9/11 Truth
totalbuzz.freedomblogging.com/political-datebook   OC Register
calaction.org   CalAction
creec.edgateway.net/cs/creec9bp/cal/65   California Regional Environmental Education Community
bethecause.com/calendar   Be The Cause
prcsd.org/webcalendar/month.php   Peace Resource Center of San Diego
www.sarah4hope.org/SARAH4Hope/Community_Events.html   Spiritual And Religious Alliance For Hope
ocpeace.org/Antiwar%20Calendar%20for%20Orange%20County.html   OC Peace Coalition
ocpeace.org/calendar.html   OC Peace Coalition
au-oc.org/calendar.htm   Americans United for Separation of Church and State - OC
whittierpeace.org/calendar.htm   Whittier Peace and Justice Coalition
progressivechristiansuniting.org/events   Progressive Christians Uniting
ocice.org/events.html   OC Interfaith Coalition for the Environment
meetup.com/goinggreenorangecounty/calendar   Going GREEN in OC
cgpacs.uci.edu   The Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies
csjorange.org/justice-office/film-series   Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange
ocequality.ning.com/events   OC Equality Coalition
nowoc.org/e107_plugins/calendar_menu/calendar.php   OC NOW
orangecoast.ca.lwvnet.org/calendar.html   League of Women Voters of Orange Coast
lwvcba.org/calendar.html   League of Women Voters of the Capistrano Bay Area
ocvoice.wordpress.com/calendar-listings   Orange Coast Voice calendar
pdamerica.org/events/calendar   Progressive Democrats of America
peacebuttons.info/E-News/thisweek.htm   This Week in History
laprogressive.com/progressive-events-in-los-angeles   Dick & Sharon's LA Progressive
officeoftheamericas.org/peace_calendar.html   Office of the Americas | Campaigns | Peace Calendar
lagunawoodsvillage.com/article.cfm?id=3198   Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods Village
goodhappens.org/events   Center for Living Peace
activistsandiego.org/event   Activist San Diego
actionla.org   Action LA Network
http://72ndada.com/eventcalendar.asp   72nd ADA Meeting And Event Schedule
occupy-oc.org/calendar   Occupy OC (Irvine/Fullerton/Huntington Beach)
tinyurl.com/7x9waou   OCcupy Santa Ana
ocmdc.org/calendar   OC May Day Coalition
transitionlaguna.org/events   Transition Laguna Beach
www.eventslaguna.com/LBDC.aspx   Laguna Beach Democratic Club
calendar.www.thecenteroc.org   The Center OC
meetup.com/The-Left-Bank-of-Orange-County/events/calendar   The Left Bank of OC
rileybecky1.com   Greater Irvine Committee on Gun Violence Reduction
lgbtcenteroc.org/calendar   LGBT Center OC
af3irm.org/af3irm/events   af3irm OC
greenpartyoc.wordpress.com/coming-events   Green Party of OC
socprogressives.com/events-3   Progressives of South OC
www.una-oc.org/programs.html   United Nations Association of OC
calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=87ed6gn0uiru9olkgb6e9e4s7c%40group.calendar.google.com   Refuse Fascism LA Event Calendar

ADDITIONAL NOTICES

Urgent invitation to all OC progressive groups opposed to the values of Trump's America!
Hi, this is a message for anyone concerned about the election of Trump (and his allies) and who dreams of a better world beyond his hatred and lies. 

My name is Christian and I helped organize Occupy OC 5 years ago. Today I'm part of a new Broad Front Against Trump that includes:

* Immigrant & civil rights groups
* Anti-racist / Anti-sexist / LGBT groups
* Climate activists
* Anti-war activists
* Former Bernie supporters
* Labor and faith-based groups
* Generally apolitical people who can't believe we empowered a sadistic clown with no values beyond lust for power as "our leader"
ETC

Specifically, we are meeting December 3 (Saturday at 3pm) in Orange and hope that interested groups might send representatives to help us plan the resistance - including a likely large action on Inauguration Day.

Please let me know if you or someone you know would be interested.

We are committed to radical inclusivity and non-violence. We are also generally good people who are in this to make a difference and also help people feel better and more empowered in the face of this darkness, rather than just scold people or act like martyrs. 

Hope to see some of you there!

Respect,

Christian

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