Weekly Orange County Progressive
Monday March 29, 2021 Issue No. 698
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NEW Jan 3 Sunday 10am, Online: Chapter 110 Veterans for Peace Call-In
NEW Jan 6 Wednesday: ADEM Ballots will begin to be mailed
NEW Jan 7 Thursday 6:30pm, Online: Democratic Club of West OC Meeting: Opening Opportunities for 2021
NEW Jan 7 Thursday 7pm, Online via Zoom: Democrats of North OC
NEW Jan 9 Saturday 9:30-11:30am, online: United Nations Association-OC Board and Members Meeting
NEW Jan 9 Saturday noon, Online: Katrina Foley Virtual Rally for Campaign Kickoff
NEW Jan 10 Sunday 1:30-3:30pm, Online: Humanist Association of OC: Climate Crisis: A Chat with Nationally Recognized Environmentalist Andrew Ellis
NEW Jan 11 Monday, 11:59pm: 2021 ADEM Voter Registration to request a Ballot Closes
NEW Jan 13&27 Wednesday 1pm, Laguna Woods Village: Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods Village
NEW Jan 13 Wednesday 5-7pm, Online: Peace Builders of OC: White Backlash: Why it happens and How We Fight Back?
NEW Jan 13 Wednesday 6:30pm, Laguna Beach online: Laguna Beach Democratic Club: Election for LBDC Board of Directors 2021 -2022
NEW Jan 14 Thursday 1:15pm pst, Online: World Affairs Council Webinar: An Open World: How America can Win the Contest for Twenty-First-Century Order with Dr. Rebecca Lissner
NEW Jan 16 Saturday 10-11:30am, Online: Democratic Party of OC: OC Women's Virtual Solidarity March
NEW Jan 16 Saturday 2pm, Online: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Screening of film “White Noise”
NEW Jan 17 Sunday 2-4pm, Greater Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine Board Election and General Meeting
NEW Jan 18 Monday 11am-12:30pm, Online: Creating the Beloved Community in Orange County: Virtual Celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
NEW Jan 18 Monday 11am-2pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Day of Service with Laguna Beach Democratic Club
NEW Jan 18 Monday 1:50-3:30pm, Online: Women for OC: Hoag Hospital versus Providence Health: The Lawsuit
NEW Jan 18 Monday 3:30-5:30pm, Orange County: Day of Service - Food Drive with Congressman Rouda
NEW Jan 19 Tuesday 7pm, Online: Cousin's Club Meeting
NEW Jan 20 Wednesday 8:30-10am, Bellingham WA: Democratic Club of South OC: 46-An Inauguration Celebration
NEW Jan 20 Wednesday 8:45pm for Opening Zoom, Online: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club: Inauguration Watch Party
NEW Jan 21 Thursday 1pm pst, Online: World Affairs Council OC Webinar: The Solarwinds Hack & Cyber Security in a Digital Age
NEW Jan 21 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Orange County: Women for American Values and Ethics: Meeting with Katrina Foley, Candidate for Bd of Supervisors Dist 2 Election
NEW Jan 26 Tuesday 10am-noon, Online: Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice
NEW Jan 26 Tuesday 6pm, Online: National Organization for Women-OC Chapter Roe v Wade Virtual Vigil
NEW Jan 27 Wednesday 1pm, Laguna Woods Village: Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods Village
NEW Jan 27 Wednesday 4:45-6pm, Online: Democratic Women of South OC with Guest Speaker Sen. Amy Klobuchar
NEW Jan 27 Wednesday 6:30pm, On line: Costa Mesa Democrats' First Meeting of the Year
[Updated] Jan 27 Wednesday, CADEM Sacramento or Los Angeles P.O. Box:
Final Deadline to return 2021 ADEM Ballot extendec to Feb 3
NEW Jan 28 Thursday noon-1:30pm, Online: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: How to Use Letter Writing to Fight for Church/State Separation
NEW Jan 28 Thursday 1pm pst, Online: World Affairs Council OC Webinar: Global Macro Trends Shaping 2021 and Beyond
NEW Jan 28 Thursday 6-7pm, Online: Planned Parenthood for Orange & San Bernardino County Advocacy Night
NEW Jan 28 Thursday 6-8pm, Online: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club Annual Meeting
NEW Feb 2 Tuesday 7am-9pm, Online: Peace Builders of OC Call to Action: Reinstate the Pride Flag at the OC Fairgrounds
NEW Feb 3 Wednesday Now, CA: ADEM Deadline Details - Extension to Feb 3
NEW Feb 4 Thursday 6:30pm, Online: Democratic Club of West OC: From the Peoples' House with Rep Alan Lowenthal (47th CD)
NEW Feb 4 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Online: OC Humanist Community Open Discussion
NEW Feb 6 Saturday noon, Online: Virtual Phone Bank Kickoff Event with Katrina Foley for Supervisor
NEW Feb 8 Monday noon, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Huntington Beach, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Stanton, Rossmoor, and portions of Buena Park and Fountain Valley: Beginning of Board of Supervisor Dist 2 Election Process
NEW Feb 10 Wednesday 5-6pm, Online: Reception in Support of Katrina Foley for Supervisor
NEW Feb 10 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club
NEW Feb 10 Wednesday 7-8:30pm, Online: Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary Book Discussion
NEW Feb 10 Wednesday 7-9pm, Online: Orange County Young Democrats General Meeting
NEW Feb 13 Saturday 9:30-11:30am, Online: United Nations Association-Orange County Board and Members Meeting
NEW Feb 15 Monday 2-3:30pm, Online: Women For:OC Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the OC Board Of Supervisors
NEW Feb 15 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Online: Aliso Democratic Club: Citizens' Climate Lobby: Solution-focused, Citizen-powered
NEW Feb 16 Tuesday 5:30-7pm, Online: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club Meeting
NEW Feb 18 Thursday 7pm, Online: Long Beach Area Peace Network Meeting
NEW Feb 19 Friday 7pm, Online: OC Democratic Socilaists of America Member Meeting
NEW Feb 20 Saturday 10am, Online: 65th Assembly District COVID-19 Memorial Service
NEW Feb 20 Saturday 2pm, Online: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Eddie Tabash on A Two-Thirds Religious Right Majority on The Supreme Court: Can We Salvage Church/State Separation at All?
NEW Feb 21 Sunday noon, Online: Close Guantanamo Now! A Call to Action
NEW Feb 21 Sunday 6pm, Online : Orange County Democratic Socialists of America Chapter Meeting for New Members
NEW Feb 23 Tuesday noon, Online: Citizens Climate Lobby Presenation on Climate Change
NEW Feb 23 Tuesday 5pm, Irvine: 2021 State of the City of Irvine
NEW Feb 24 Wednesday 11am, Online: Rep. Mike Levin Virtual Town Hall with Reverend Shockley
NEW Feb 24 Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm, Online: Democrats of North OC: Forum for CA Democratic Party Leadership Candidates
NEW Feb 24 Wednesday 6pm, Online: Virtual Reception for Katrina Foley for OC Supervisor with Special Guest Congressmember Harley Rouda
NEW Feb 24 Wednesday 7pm, Online: Laguna Beach Democratic Club Meeting for Ratifyiing Club's Bylaws
NEW Feb 25 Thursday 5pm, Online : Black Women Lead Event
NEW Feb 25 Thursday 5pm PST, Online: Arab American Studies Is Ethnic Studies!
NEW Feb 25 Thursday 6:30pm, Online: Costa Mesa Democratic Women's Club Meeting
NEW Feb 26 Friday 11am-noon, Online: GIMME SHELTER: A Forum on Housing in South OC
NEW Feb 27 Saturday 10am-noon, Online: United Nations Association OC Coffee Talk Series: Hear from the newest COO member: Women For OC
NEW Feb 27 Saturday 11am, Online: Virtual Rally and Phone Bank to Elect Katrina Foley to OC Board of Supervisors
NEW Feb 27 Saturday 8pm, Online: Funny for a Cause! OC Justice Fund Comedy Show
NEW Feb 28 Sunday 10am, Online: Puvungna Virtual Community Gathering and Update on Puvungna
NEW Mar 2 Tuesday 6pm, Online: Introducing The Breathe Act in California
NEW Mar 4 Thursday 6pm, Online: Democratic Club of West OC: Surf City & OC Supervisors Briefings
NEW Mar 4 Thursday 7pm, Online: Democrats of North OC: State Senator Josh Newman
NEW Mar 5 Friday 10:30am-4:30pm, Online: California Progressive Alliance Third Annual Convention!
NEW Mar 6 Saturday 10am, Online: Humanist Association of OC: Join the "Focus on Social Justice" Group
6 Saturday 11am, Online:
National Organization For Women-OC: Women Get The Job Done! ven In Traditionally Male Fields
NEW Mar 6&8 Saturday&Monday 11am & 5:30pm, Online: Weekend Phone Bank Events to GOTV for Katrina Foley Election to Bd of Supervisors
NEW Mar 7 Sunday 10am, Orange County: Huntington Beach Arlington West Call-In Meeting
NEW Mar 8 Monday 9am, Online: A Global Conversation Marking International Women's Day 2021
NEW Mar 8 Monday 7pm, Online: Cousins Club Meeting: David Mandel on "Fighting for Palestine in the world of California Politics"
NEW Mar 9 Tuesday, Orange County: Special Election: Board of Supervisors Dist 2
NEW Mar 13 Saturday 9:30-11:30am, Online: United Nations Association-OC Board and Members Meeting
NEW Mar 13 Saturday 10am, Online: Stop All Wars & Bring Our Troops Home - OC Peace Coalition Meeting
NEW Mar 13 Saturday noon-3pm, Irvine : Rally for Unity #StopAsianHate
NEW Mar 14 Sunday 1:30-3:30pm, Online: Humanist Association of Orange County: Secular Voters: The Impact of the Nonreligious in the Recent US Election
NEW Mar 15 Monday 1:50pm, Online: Women for OC: The Three A's of Media Literacy, Access, Analyze, Appraise with Norberto Santana, Jr.
NEW Mar 15 Monday 5-7pm, Online: Peace Builders of OC Briefing: The latest Wave of Voter Suppression Laws
NEW Mar 15 Monday 6:30pm, Online: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club: Immigration, Human Rights, and The Power of Women
NEW Mar 16 Tuesday 5:30pm, Fullerton: Jutice for Hector! Rally and Press Conference
NEW Mar 17 Wednesday 7-9pm, Online: Miercoles de Historia Y Cultura
NEW Mar 18 Thursday 6-7pm, Online: Democratic Party of OC: Harnessing the Power of Women
NEW Mar 18 Thursday 7pm, Online: National Women's Political Caucus OC Game Night
NEW Mar 19 Friday 7-8:30pm, Online: OC DSA General Meeting
NEW Mar 20 Saturday 10am-1pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club + Wound Walk Team Up
NEW Mar 20 Saturday 10am-1pm, Online: CA Democratic Party Joint Region 5, 6, 7 Candidates Forum/Meeting
NEW Mar 20 Saturday noon, Online: Meet Pete Hardin (D). OC DA Candidate
NEW Mar 20 Saturday 1pm, Online: Celebration: Mayor Khan's First 100 Days in Office
NEW Mar 20 Saturday 2pm, Online: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Susan Johnston and Steph Campbell - How to Access the “End of Life Option Act” … and Richard's Story
NEW Mar 20 Saturday 3-4pm, Online: Press Conference: Stop Asian Hate
NEW Mar 20 Saturday 6pm, Online : United Nations Associaton OC: Making HERstory
NEW Mar 21 Sunday 1pm PDT, Online: PDA Healthcare Emergency Town Hall
NEW Mar 21 Sunday 1-3pm, Online: Our Revolution Southern California Chapter Meeting-Reparations
NEW Mar 21 Sunday 2pm, Online: The National Organization For Women-OC Chapter Women Get The Job Done Even in Traditionally Male Fields
NEW Mar 21 Sunday 2-4pm, Online: Democrats of Greater Irvine: Energy, Environment & the Climate Crisis
NEW Mar 21 Sunday 4pm, Online: Progressive Democrats of American OC Chapter Meeting
NEW Mar 24 Wednesday 6:30pm, Online: Celebration: Hard Fought Victory to Elect Katrina Foley to OC Board of Supervisors
NEW Mar 26 Friday noon, Online: Katrina Foley Oath of Office Ceremony
NEW Mar 26 Friday 4:30-6:30pm, Online: #StopAsianHate Action Day
NEW Mar 27 Saturday 9am-1pm, Online: Amplify! Virtual Workshop and Black Women's Boot Camp
NEW Mar 27 Saturday 10am-noon, Online: Orange County Equality Coalition: 3rd Annual Our Stories OC Book Fair
NEW Mar 28 Sunday noon, Online: ICE on Trial, "ShutDownAdelanto": People's Tribunals
NEW Mar 28 Sunday 6:30pm, Online: California Democratic Party Candidate Townhall
NEW Mar 31 Wednesday 6pm, Online: Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter: General Meeting
NEW Apr 1 Thursday 1:45-3:15pm, Online: Environmental Education Series
NEW Apr 1 Thursday 6pm, Online: Feel the Bern Democratic Club: Surviving The Party: The politics of the Post #MeToo era
NEW Apr 1 Thursday 6:30pm, Online: Democratic Club of West Orange County: No Fooling Fight for a Blue OC with Harley Rouda
NEW Apr 1 Thursday 6:30-7:45pm, Online: United for Blue 2022
NEW Apr 1 Thursday 7pm, Online: OC Humanist Community Open Discussion
NEW Apr 1 Thursday 7pm, Online: Democrats of North OC Meeting
NEW Apr 2 Friday 4-6pm, Online: AAPI Solicrity Rally
NEW Apr 3 Saturday 10am-noon, Fountain Valley: Vietnamese American Rally Against Asian Hate
NEW Apr 6 Tuesday 3:30pm, Online: CA Poor People's Campaign Welcome Session
NEW Apr 6 Tuesday 5:30pm, Online: Catch Up with Cottie!
NEW Apr 6-27 Online: United Farm Workers Fundraiser Spring 2021
NEW Apr 7 Wednesday 7pm, Online: Laguna Beach Democratic Club: Orange County's Incarceration System
NEW Apr 8 Thursday 6:30pm, Online: HB Huddle: Local Elections Meeting
NEW Apr 8 Thursday 7-9pm, Online: National Women's Political Caucus OC: #HATEISAVIRUS Founder Tammy Cho
NEW Apr 10 Saturday 10am, Online: OC Peace Coalition Meeting
NEW Apr 10 Saturday 3-4pm, Online: Fundraiser for David Crockett for Trustee, Rancho Santiago Community College District
NEW Apr 10 Saturday 6-7:30pm, Online: 2nd Annual Wings of Hope: A Fundraiser to Support Our Undocumented Students
NEW Apr 11 Sunday 6-11am, Online: Everybody's Got a Right to Live
NEW Apr 11 Sunday 10am, Online: Huntington Beach Arlington West Call
NEW Apr 12 Monday 5:30-6:30pm, Online: Pre-Council Meeting Updates and Wellness Check-In with Mayor Khan
NEW Apr 12 Monday 7pm, Online: Poseidon Hearing Preparatory Meeting
NEW Apr 12 Monday 7-8:30pm, Online: Take Action Against Racial Inequity in Orange County
NEW Apr 17 Saturday 11am, Huntington Beach: Black Lives Matter: Daunte Wright, Say His Name
NEW Apr 17 Saturday noon-1:30pm, Online: BLM National Organizing Call to #ExpandTheCourt
NEW Apr 17 Saturday 2pm, Online: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Rachel Laser: The Center of the Fight for Religious Liberty For Al
NEW Apr 18 Sunday 11am-3pm, Huntington Beach: CommUNITY Pop Up Picnic
NEW Apr 18 Sunday 2-4pm, 0nline: Democrats of Greater Irvine Building an Inclusive Society: Stopping Asian Hate & White Supremacy
Apr 19 Monday 1:50pm, Online:
Women For: OC - The Law of Cannabis: Lost in the Weeds with Professor Robert Solomon Canceled dur to Illness
NEW Apr 19 Monday 6:45-8:30pm, Online : Aliso Niguel Democratic Club
NEW Apr 20-23 Tuesday-Friday, Online: UCI Sustainability Resource Center: Earth Day Activites Schedule
NEW Apr 22 Thursday 5:30-7pm, Online: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club Meeting
NEW Apr 22 Thursday 6:30pm, Online: Earth Day Event: Behind the Road for Climate Action
NEW Apr 27 Tuesday 5pm, Online: OC Human Relations: OC Together Dialogue Series on Race Relations
NEW Apr 28 Wednesday 6pm, Online: Progressive Democrats of America General Meeting
NEW Apr 28 Wednesday 6:30pm, Online: Costa Mesa Democratic Club: The State of OC's Justice System
NEW Apr 29 Thursday noon, Online : OC Forum: The Future of: Law Enforcement
NEW Apr 29-May 2 Thursday 7pm-Saturday, Online: California Democratic Party 2021 State Convention
NEW Apr 30 Friday 7pm, Online: Nuestros Manos and Colectivo Tonantzin: May Day Celebration
NEW May 1 Saturday 11am, Online: The National Organization For Women-Orange County Chapter (OC-NOW): Postcard Party
NEW May 3 Monday 6:30-8pm, Online: Imagine Action OC: Separation of Church and State
NEW May 4 Tuesday 7pm, Online: Residents for Responsible Desalination
NEW May 5 Wednesday 7pm, Online: Laguna Beach Democratic Club: California's Housing Shortage
NEW May 6 Thursday 6:30pm, Online: Democratic Club of West Orange County
NEW May 6 Thursday 7pm, Online: Democrats of North OC:
NEW May 8 Saturday 10pm, Online: Orange County Peace Coalition
NEW May 8 Saturday 11am-1pm, Fullerton: Celebrate John Lewis Car Rally to Support Voting Rights
NEW May 9 Sunday 1:30-3:30pm, Online: Taking Action on the Climate Crisis
NEW May 15 Saturday 2pm, Online: Americans United for Separation of Church & State - Phil Zuckerman: What It Means to be Moral: Why Religion Is Not Necessary for Living an Ethical Life
NEW May 16 Sunday 9am, Online: Cousins Club Event with Israeli Palestinian Confederation
NEW May 16 Sunday 2-4pm, Online: Democrats of Greater Irvine: The American Rescue Plan
NEW May 17 Monday 2pm, Online: Women For: OC Discussion on Antisemitism in America
NEW May 17 Monday 7-9pm, Anaheim: Housing is a Human Right: Collaboration & Execution
NEW May 19 Wednesday 9:30am-noon, Your City: Anaheim McDonald's Workers Strike for $15
NEW May 19 Wednesday 7pm, Online: Breath of Fire's The COVID Monologues
NEW May 19 Wednesday 7pm, Online: People's Budget OC Webinar Series
NEW May 21 Friday noon-1pm, Online : OC Human Relations: 30th Anniversary Virtual Celebration
NEW May 24 Monday 5pm, Online: Campaign Kick Off for Dr. Kathleen Treseder, Candidate Irvine City Council
NEW May 25 Tuesday 10am-noon, Zoom : Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice
NEW May 26 Wednesday 6pm, Online: Progressive Democrats of America General Meeting
NEW May 26 Wednesday 6:30pm, Online: Costa Mesa Democratic Club: Housing in Costa Mesa: Mythbusting
NEW May 27d Thursday 5:30-7:30pm, Online: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club: Members in the Spotlight!
NEW May 27 Thursday 7pm, Online: OC Humanist Community Open Discussion
NEW May 27 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Online: Individual CA 39 General Meeting: Asian Hate Report and More
NEW May 28 Friday 7pm, Fullerton: Community Vigil for Hector Hernandez
NEW May 29 Saturday 10-11am, Irvine: DGI Donation Drive for Wound Walk
NEW May 29 Saturday 10am-2pm, Online: Planned Parenthood Advocacy Ambassador Training
NEW May 29 Saturday 3pm, Online: Play Scattergories Online for Orange County Peace Coalition!
NEW Jun 1 Tuesday 9:30am, Online: Orange County Board of Supervisors Community Public Comment
NEW Jun 1 Tuesday 3pm, Online: Have Fun Playing Games for OC Peace Coalition!
NEW Jun 2 Wednesday 7pm, Online: Laguna Beach Democratic Club General Meeting - Climate Action
NEW Jun 3 Thursday noon-1pm, Online: Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties: Community Action Fund Annual Event
NEW Jun 3 Thursday noon, Online: OC Forum: Interview with Senator Padilla
NEW Jun 3 Thursday 6:30pm, Online: Democratic Club of West OC: Education on the Board!
NEW Jun 6 Sunday 6-8pm, Online: Stop the Musick Coalition Webinar: Who's in OC Jails?
NEW Jun 8 Tuesday 7pm, Online: Play Virtual Scattergories to Support Orange County Peace Coalition
NEW Jun 10 Thursday 6pm, Online: Democrats of North OC Take Back the 39th with Rep. Ted Lieu
NEW Jun 12 Saturday 9:30-11:30am, Online: United Nations Association of USA Meeting
NEW Jun 12 Saturday 10am, Online: Orange County Peace Coalition
NEW Jun 12 Saturday 11am, Online: The National Organization for Women-OC Chapter Morning of Action
NEW Jun 12 Saturday 2pm, Online: Celebration of Life for Ruth Shapin
NEW Jun 19 Saturday 2pm, Online: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Dannie Ceseña on Health Care Collaborations for the LGBTQ Community
NEW Jan 3 Sunday 10am, Online:
Chapter 110 Veterans for Peace Call-In
Please call in so participants can find out how everyone is doing and keeping safe, find out what other folks are up to and help keep the OC AW community together. For agenda items email Wayne at firstname.lastname@example.org The call information: Call in number 605-475-3220 Access code is: 723009# If you have problems calling into the conference call number call Jeff directly at 562-522-4241 and he will merge you into the call.
NEW Jan 6 Wedneday:
ADEM Ballots will begin to be mailed
Ballots will begin to be mailed to the voter's address listed on their voting record. Some ballots will arrive before and after this period depending on the USPS Find Your AD Candidates adem.cadem.org/assembly-districts The deadline to register for a vote by mail ballot is January 11, 2021 adem.cadem.org
NEW Jan 7 Thursday 6:30pm, Online:
Democratic Club of West OC Meeting: Opening Opportunities for 2021
The DCWOC area includes Fountain Valley, Huntington & Sunset Beach, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Midway City, Cypress, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and Rossmoor. When: Doors open at 6:30pm. Programs begin at 7pm. Where: ZOOM meetings until it's safe to return to Congregation B'nai Tzedek in Fountain Valley. This meeting will focus on Opening Opportunities for 2021. Start the New Year discovering opportunities for new local leadership! Get to know Katrina Foley, currently Costa Mesa mayor, now candidate for OC Board of Supervisors District 2. The Special election is expected in March. Also join the group to meet and support DCWOC club members listed below running for Assembly District Delegate seats in AD 72 & 74. Delegates represent the DCWOCcommunities to the CA Democratic Party. Learn what they do and how, when, and why you can participate in Delegate selection. AD 72 Gina Clayton-Tarvin - Ocean View School District Board of Trustee; Stephen Einstein - Founding Rabbi of Congregation B'nai Tzedek in Fountain Valley; Mary Tromp - President of Seal Beach Leisure World Democratic Club; Nathan Searles - President of Seal Beach Democratic Club and elected to Rossmoor Community Services district; Steve Lathus - HB Huddle and #NoBanNoWall; AD 74Kim Carr - Mayor of Huntington Beach; Ron Varasteh - President of DCWOC; Bethany Webb - DCWOC representative to the OC Central Committee, HB Huddle and #NoBanNoWall. Join the virtual meeting via this link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87893467965? pwd=VGlJZk1VdURzQWluUnBqRXNGMlFkQT09#success Meeting ID: 878 9346 7965 Password: 022699 Or Dial this number from any cell phone or landline phone:+16699009128,,87893467965#,,1#,022699# You will be joining the meeting with audio only. For more information call Phil at 310.871.2083
NEW Jan 7 Thursday 7pm, Online via Zoom:
Democrats of North OC
The Club will hold election for the Executive Board of the club (see slate below). California Democratic Party Regional Director, Primo Castro, will prepare attendees to vote in the upcoming Assembly Delegate Election Meetings (ADEMs), which are coming in Jan. Due to the pandemic, this election will be by mail only. Plus, participants wil learn what it means to be an "ADEM" and how and when to request your ballot which is due by Wed, Jan 27, 2021 (5pm). All registered Democrats in California are eligible to vote. Please Register in advance for this Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpf-CqrzItEtyjfMwiTXqrVtwKQ445bOT8 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
NEW Jan 9 Saturday 9:30-11:30am, online:
United Nations Association-OC Board and Members Meeting
Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/una-oc-board-and-members-meeting-tickets-135634633841 UNA-OC 2021 Board/Member Meetings will be held the second Sat of each month. Meetings are open to all UNA-OC members and interested guests.
NEW Jan 9 Saturday noon, Online:
Katrina Foley Virtual Rally for Campaign Kickoff
Join Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley for a virtual rally and phone bank to kick off her campaign for OC Board of Supervisors Disrict 2. RSVP katrinafoley.com/events/kickoff Training and materials will be provided virtually. If you have questions, email Campaign@katrinafoley.com
NEW Jan 10 Sunday 1:30-3:30pm, Online:
Humanist Association of OC: Climate Crisis: A Chat with Nationally Recognized Environmentalist Andrew Ellis
Andrew Ellis has been personally trained by former US Vice President Al Gore and The Climate Reality Project to serve as a volunteer Climate Reality Leader. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86504674490 . Andrew is one of over 20,000 trained Climate Reality Leaders from over 150 countries. The Climate Reality Leadership Corps has been extraordinarily successful at reaching people in their communities and informing them about the climate crisis and the solutions - local, national, and global - that people can all start supporting now. Mr. Ellis began his environmental science career characterizing toxic chemical waste sites for the Environmental Protection Agency. Andrew also worked in the insurance risk management field and is currently retired. Andrew's scientific education includes a Bachelor's degree in microbiology and a Master of Science degree in plant ecology. His current research interests are devoted to the study of paleontology, mass extinctions and their relation to climate change.
NEW Jan 11 Monday, 11:59pm:
2021 ADEM Voter Registration to request a Vote-By-Mail Ballot Closes
Any registered Democrat resident in California is eligible to vote in the Assembly District in which they reside and must file an online application to register to vote in the 2021 ADEM Elections. ademelections.com Up to the January 11, 2021 deadline, if a participant is having difficulty completing the online verification process, they may ask for assistance via email (email@example.com or by the CADEM 2021 ADEM phone line, 916-442-5707). Staff will attempt to resolve the verification issue with the participant. (See also Jan 27)
NEW Jan 13&27 Wednesday 1pm, Laguna Woods Village:
Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods Village
@ Village TV and YouTube
Concerned Citizens has decided to respond to the attack on the U.S. Capitol by pre-empting regular programming with a round-table discussion on the break-in. Four well-informed members will share their perspectives on the causes and consequences of this momentous event. The panelists are Jonathan Adler (legislative action chair), Allan Feldman (recording secretary), Pat Nelson (past president), and Barbara Siry (past president). Sue Model (vice president) will moderate. Don't miss this informative exchange of ideas, which will show on Village TV and will also be available on YouTube.
NEW Jan 13 Wednesday 5-7pm, Online:
Peace Builders of OC: White Backlash: Why it happens and How We Fight Back?
To register for this event with Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ), go to https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AkXlXVYZR86SfAtT6TypTw Many people across the country, especially white people, are feeling shock and outrage after the mob of Far Right Trump supporters- encouraged by Trump- stormed the United States Capitol building. As people committed to organizing white communities for racial justice, it's important to understand this incident as a part of a long history of white organized backlash to Black-led struggle and victories. SURJ invites you to deepen your commitment to organizing in your community and to take action alongside their partners. https://www.meetup.com/PeaceBuildersOfOC/events/275652089/?refund_policy=true&rv=ea1_v2&_xtd=gatlbWFpbF9jbGlja9oAJGVjODU0MGYzLTE1M2YtNDYxYi1iYWI0LTc1MjVjNTU1ZjQ3YQ&utm_campaign=event-announce&_af=event&_af_eid=275652089&utm_medium=email&response=3&action=rsvp&utm_source=promo
NEW Jan 13 Wednesday 6:30pm, Laguna Beach online:
Laguna Beach Democratic Club: Election for LBDC Board of Directors 2021 -2022
Vote for the leaders who will guide the club into the next decade. You must be a Member-In-Good-Standing (MIGS) to attend the meeting and be eligible to vote. Please register for the meeting by 5pm Jan 12, at which time registration will be closed. The link to register is https://tinyurl.com/y2ecbkk9. You will receive the link to attend`12- 24 hours prior to the start of the meeting. Please only use your emailed link and do not share your link with others! A Member-In-Good Standing is defined as: a registered Democrat, who has attended at least one meeting of the current calendar year; paid all club dues (or has had them waived) in the prior 12 months and, has not had his/her membership revoked in the prior 12 months. Don't just vote, run for the Board! Strategize on local activism, support progressive causes across OC and plan for the 2022 elections. Apply for candidacy at lbdcelections by Dec 29 for the Jan 13 election.
NEW Jan 14 Thursday 1:15pm pst, Online:
World Affairs Council Webinar: An Open World: How America can Win the Contest for Twenty-First-Century Order with Dr. Rebecca Lissner
A free webinar with Rebecca Lissner and Moderator Kyle Longley. Register here. Rebecca Lissner is an Assistant Professor in the Strategic and Operational Research Dept at the U.S. Naval War College and a Non-Resident Scholar at Georgetown University's Center for Security Studies. Previously, Dr. Lissner held research fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania's Perry World House, the Council on Foreign Relations, and International Security Studies at Yale University. She also served as Special Advisor to the Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy and, during the 2016 election cycle, advised the Hillary Clinton campaign and transition team on foreign policy.
NEW Jan 16 Saturday 10-11:30am, Online:
Democratic Party of OC: OC Women's Virtual Solidarity March
In light of the deadly insurrection to overthrow the Presidential election, it is time need to fuel Democrats' courage. This gathering to celebrate women and victories in OC, and opportunities for action in 2021. While the official OC Women's March is wisely on hold to protect health, this virtual solidarity action aims to uplift the flame. Hosted by the DPOC in partnership with Contemporary Policy Institute, UNITE HERE Local 11, Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties, Wound Walk OC, and more partners to be announced. This solidarity action is not affiliated with the official Orange County Women's March. RSVP here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvcO6grjojGNE8c53D4SdLT6-IEvaXllhp?fbclid=IwAR2tjzNZrKdN3WzHqaV5pNBNQf9NtnGkwnQyO70Q7PFgrIBMWm9y96PxWcc
NEW Jan 16 Saturday 2pm, Online:
Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Screening of film “White Noise”
Join AU-OC's Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/94098282614?pwd=QmRXMGtMdGI2cEdPSWowWUhLNnFzUT09 For more information: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the OC AU web site at www.au-oc.org. Please visit AU-OC on Facebook, where you can "Like" the page, comment on AU-related articles and find out what's happening with your favorite church-state separation organization. Check out the Meet-Up group. For more info, visit Americans United OC at www.au-oc.org
NEW Jan 17 Sunday 2-4pm, Greater Irvine:
Democrats of Greater Irvine Board Election and General Meeting
Register at this link. Board Candidates: The party registration of each board candidate has been verified and is listed as Democratic. The candidate statements were kept are under the 200 word limit. Note that only the seat of 2nd vice chair is contested by two candidates at the sheet of candidates here. Voting eligibility rules for the DGI Club Election: Voters must be members in good standing on Election Day (January 17, 2021), as specified under Article IV of the by-laws: https://irvinedems.wordpress.com/by-laws To be eligible to vote in Jan, dues must have been current by Dec 31, 2020 and a member must have attended a meeting in 2020. On the day of the election, you must be in attendance at the scheduled Zoom meeting and your attendance logged by 2:30pm. The Assembly District Election Meetings (ADEMs) are coming up via a new remote format. Assembly District Delegates (ADD) to the Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC) are elected in this process. To register to vote by mail this election, visit ADEMelections.com. The deadline to register for a vote by mail ADEM ballot is Jan 11, 2021
NEW Jan 18 Monday 11am-12:30pm, Online:
Creating the Beloved Community in Orange County: Virtual Celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A Virtual Celebration of the Life, Legacy, and Leadership of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Free public event in partnership with: National Women's Leadership Council National Panhellenic Council, OC Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., 100 Black Men of OC, New Spirit Baptist Church, OC Black Chamber of Commerce, Women for American Values and Ethics (WAVE), National Women's Political Caucus, Orange County Chapter, Democratic Party of Orange County, and more to be announced! Featuring Keynote Speaker Rev. James M. Lawson, recognized as America's “architect of the nonviolence movement." An activist, theorist and professor, Rev. Lawson trained and mentored leaders behind the Freedom Rides, Freedom Summer, the March on Washington, the Voting Rights Movement, the Memphis Sanitation Strike, and many other transformative actions. Hosted and emceed by Shelley Henderson, JD, MLS, President of the National Women's Leadership Council. Uplifting The King Center's 2021 King Holiday Observance Theme, “The Urgency of Creating the Beloved Community.” Of this year's theme, The King Center reminds us that “Mrs. King described the ‘Beloved Community’ as a society where ‘caring and compassion drive political policies that support the worldwide elimination of poverty and hunger and all forms of bigotry and violence. At its core, the ‘Beloved Community’ is an engine of reconciliation.’” RSVP: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../tZErfuCsrjsqGdGQZC73senN1RJIo... For questions, please contact: Shelley Henderson, email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW Jan 18 Monday 11am-2pm, Laguna Beach:
Laguna Beach Day of Service with Laguna Beach Democratic Club
@ 385 Heather Place
Join LBDC to drop off non-perishable food items 375 Heather Place, Laguna Beach. This event is in honor of MLK Day and will be bringing all food items to the Laguna Food Pantry located in the Laguna Canyon. https://www.lagunafoodpantry.org/ COVID-19 is impacting lower-income communities and adding extra burdens on people and families, so your help is greatly appreciated!!
NEW Jan 18 Monday 1:50-3:30pm, Online:
Women for OC: Hoag Hospital versus Providence Health: The Lawsuit
Log-in at 1:50pm, program begins at 2pm, Q&A at 3pm. Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, CA filed suit in May 2020, to regain control and reinstate their independence from Providence Health. Panel will address: Why does local control of Hoag Hospital matter to you? What is the latest on the May 2020 lawsuit? What are your concerns regarding the changes to patient access to reproductive health and end of life options? How can each of us make a difference and support the Hoag Founders' lawsuit? Panelists include: Beryl Smith, current Moderator of the Association of Presbyterian Members of Hoag (the APM), one of two “Founding Boards” of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, and partner in the lawsuit. Previously held positions with Planned Parenthood, East and West Coast, and was a legislative advocate for 10 years in Maryland. An Attorney from Baute Crochetiere Hartley & Velkei LLP will clarify the status of the lawsuit and discuss ways Hoag supporters can demonstrate support for Hoag. Prof. Lori Freedman, PhD, an expert on reproductive health and religious institutions. Dr. Freedman is a sociologist and Greenwall Faculty Scholar at UCSF, currently investigating the ways in which reproductive health care is shaped by our social structure and medical culture. Author of Willing and Unable: Doctors' Constraints in Abortion Care, a qualitative study of the challenges to integrating abortion into physician practice. Join Zoom Panel Discussion https://zoom.us/j/95787975580?pwd=NHBQcjk3MmwyNVFHd3BSM1VyRER0Zz09 Meeting ID: 957 8797 5580 Passcode: 126960. Any issues getting into Zoom meeting? Contact organizers through email@example.com
NEW Jan 18 Monday 3:30-5:30pm, Orange County:
Day of Service - Food Drive with Congressman Rouda
@ Provided with Registration
Join Costa Mesa Democrats and Congressman Rouda on the National Day of Service for a Food Drive for local OC Families. Please bring dry and canned food donations for those in need. Items may include: - Cereal - Pasta Sauce & Dried Pasta - Canned Fruits & Vegetables - Peanut Butter - Canned Chicken and Canned Tuna - Canned Beans - Canned & Dried Soup - Diapers (Size 1, 2 & 3) - Baby Wipes - Gloves, Masks and Disinfecting Cleaning Supplies. Drop-off procedures will be contactless to ensure the safety of all participants. Instructions and location to follow RSVP here.
NEW Jan 19 Tuesday 7pm, Online:
Cousin's Club Meeting
Gues speaker is Josef Avesar, Attorney at Law, and founder of the Israeli Palestinian Confederation. His topic is "What have I learned from conducting Israeli Palestinian Peace simulations?" Josef has conducted many peace simulations, including simulations with Israelis and Palestinians. He will discuss the lessons he has learned in these simulations.
Please join Cousin's Club for this informative discussion using Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83275411715?pwd=TE1yc0owMVBHeTc4aVhiV21aQUptQT09 Meeting ID: 832 7541 1715 Passcode: 478140 One tap mobile +16699006833,,83275411715#,,,,*478140# US (San Jose) +13462487799,,83275411715#,,,,*478140# US (Houston)Dial by your location +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C) Meeting ID: 832 7541 1715 Passcode: 478140 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kd6qrugSrV
NEW Jan 20 Wednesday 8:30-10am, Bellingham WA:
Democratic Club of South OC: 46-An Inauguration Celebration
Open exclusively to DWSOC members. Enjoy a custom designed a fun and festive Inaugural Celebration Package for two with Mimosas, baked goodies, commemorative champagne flutes, (plus a few surprises!). This will be delivered to your home the day before and give the Club an opportunity to celebrate together. This will be delivered* to your home the day before and, most importantly, this will give us an opportunity to celebrate together. $46 for our 46th President! Buy now, limited quantity. Join the fun and reserve your Inauguration Party Pack by emailing info@DWSOC.org Notwithstanding the horror of last week's insurrection in the nation's Capitol, the Club has reason to celebrate...the country has a new President (and Democrats won in Georgia!!) On Inauguration Day, raise a toast to President Joseph R. Biden and his Vice President Kamala Harris! The fun will at 8:30am, then live stream the official activities and raise a glass together in honor of this momentous and historic event! Those who have purchased tickets will receive a Zoom link will be sent out the day before, so please look for that on Jan 19. If you'd like to join the Zoom, but not purchase a package, that's fine too - you still need to sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Delivery area includes: Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Coto de Caza, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, Rancho Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano. If you live beyond this area, but would still like to purchase a package and pick it up yourself, please email email@example.com Not a member and wish to join the fun? Sign up today at www.dwsoc.org/join
NEW Jan 20 Wednesday 8:45pm for Opening Zoom, Online:
Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club: Inauguration Watch Party
Join the Club for a Biden/Harris Inauguration Watch Party. RSVP required here Please log in a little early if you need help navigating Zoom.
NEW Jan 21 Thursday 1pm pst, Online:
World Affairs Council OC Webinar: The Solarwinds Hack & Cyber Security in a Digital Age
A free webinar with Secretary Michael Chertoff and Moderated by Bryan Cunningham. Register here Michael Chertoff is the Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of The Chertoff Group, a global advisory firm that provides business strategy, risk management, and mergers and acquisition (M&A) advisory services to clients seeking to secure and grow their enterprises. He also is senior of counsel to the firm of Covington and Burling. As the first Executive Director of UCI's multidisciplinary Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute, Cunningham is focused on solution-oriented strategies address technical, legal and policy challenges to combat cyber threats, protect individual privacy and civil liberties, maintain public safety and economic and national security and empower Americans to take better control of their digital security.
NEW Jan 21 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Orange County:
Women for American Values and Ethics: Meeting with Katrina Foley, Candidate for Bd of Supervisors Dist 2 Election
At this meeting, WAVE members will meet with Mayor Foley who is our endorsed candidate for the OC Board of Supervisors. The group will also get to hear from Ashleigh Aitken, an attorney and the OC Fair Board Director, who will provide an important overview on why the Board of Supervisors seat is so important. Register for the meeting here
NEW Jan 26 Tuesday 10am-noon, Online:
Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice
CLUE OC's Community Gathering: To receive the Zoom link, please register in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkdO-rqTktEtwziDnjhFAWNptqbzmsciFl Please join us to hear from workers and partners who are struggling to keep communities afloat, and to discern how gifts of faith and beloved community may best be utilized during this time (even if we're stuck at home!). Your RSVP is appreciated. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW Jan 26 Tuesday 6pm, Online:
National Organization for Women-OC Chapter Roe v Wade Virtual Vigil
NOW-OC will host this Roe v Wade Virtual Vigil with Guest Speaker Retired Federal Judge Lynne Riddle. Please RSVP at email@example.com NOW-OC will forward the link and log-in details. For more information about NOW-OC visit http://ocnow.org/
NEW Jan 27 Wednesday 1pm, Laguna Woods Village:
Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods Village
@ Village TV and YouTube
Concerned Citizens has decided to respond to the attack on the U.S. Capitol by pre-empting regular programming with a round-table discussion on the break-in. Four well-informed members will share their perspectives on the causes and consequences of this momentous event. The panelists are Jonathan Adler (legislative action chair), Allan Feldman (recording secretary), Pat Nelson (past president), and Barbara Siry (past president). Sue Model (vice president) will moderate. Don't miss this informative exchange of ideas, which will show on Village TV and will also be available on YouTube.
NEW Jan 27 Wednesday 4:45-6pm, Online:
Democratic Women of South OC with Guest Speaker Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Senator Amy Klobuchar will give remarks about what to expect from the Biden-Harris Administration and newly elected 117th Congress in the months ahead. The Senator will take a limited number of pre-submitted questions from us. If you have a question for her, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org by 3 p.m. Saturday, January 23. Email us for link to buy $10 ticket to attend at email@example.com. Not sure if you're a 2021 DWSOC member? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW Jan 27 Wednesday 6:30pm, On line:
Costa Mesa Democrats' First Meeting of the Year
@ Online via Zoom
The first Costa Mesa Democratic Club club meeting of the year will feature virtually election of new leaders to serve as the 2021 Costa Mesa Democrats' Board of Directors. Plus, guest speaker program will highlight the local Democratic Party's game plan for the OC Board of Supervisors Special Election and the importance of this powerful elected position. The special election date is set for Mar 9 and ballots will be mailed to voters on Feb 8, leaving a short window to get-out-the-vote. Renew your club membership for 2021 here to participate in the annual club board elections! Register for the Zoom meeting here
[Updated] Jan 27 Wednesday, Sacramento or Los Angeles P.O. Box:
Final Deadline to return 2021 ADEM Ballot extended to Feb 3
Participants who receive their vote-by-mail ballot must fill it out and return it by mail so that it is received by the CADEM Los Angeles or Sacramento PO BOX address no later than
January 27 February 3, 2021. All ballots received by that date will be counted.
(See Feb 3)
NEW Jan 28 Thursday noon-1:30pm, Online:
Americans United for Separation of Church & State: How to Use Letter Writing to Fight for Church/State Separation
Join the new Supercharging Secular Leaders speaker series hosted by Atheists United and California Freethought Day. This series is organized by leaders for leaders to help upgrade collective organizing power! This meeting will feature advocacy expert Sarah Gillooly! Sarah Gillooly (they/them/theirs) is the Vice President for State Outreach & Engagement at Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Sarah works every day to build the power of AU's members and supporters to protect religious freedom for all Americans. As a Quaker and a queer, non-binary, white co-conspirator from the South, Sarah knows that their liberation is bound up with yours. Before joining AU, Sarah served as the Director of Political Strategy & Advocacy at the ACLU of North Carolina, where they oversaw the organization's political, organizing and legislative agendas in North Carolina. In that role, Sarah lobbied in the North Carolina General Assembly on a broad range of civil rights and liberties issues including LGBTQ equality, reproductive freedom and the First Amendment and built integrated advocacy campaigns in the areas of immigrant rights and criminal justice reform. Prior to joining the ACLU, Sarah worked at Planned Parenthood for 10 years at the state and national levels. While serving at Planned Parenthood Federation of American (PPFA) in Washington, D.C., Sarah led a nationwide contraceptive equity policy project and worked with affiliates across the country to help develop advocacy campaigns for a changing world. They started their professional career as a community health worker in Kansas City and later as an organizer for LGBTQ equality. Sarah holds a master's degree in women's studies from Loyola University Chicago and a bachelor's degree in women's studies from Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, Ga. They are also an experienced full-spectrum doula. How to join meeting: https://zoom.us/j/98558712222? pwd=SHdDOUUzZ2VJTDZJSEZkNStVdjRGUT09 Meeting ID: 985 5871 2222 Passcode: 258520
NEW Jan 28 Thursday 1pm pst, Online:
World Affairs Council OC Webinar: Global Macro Trends Shaping 2021 and Beyond
A free webinar with Samuel Brannen, Director at the Risk and Foresight Group at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and a senior fellow in the International Security Program. Register here He has previously served as a long-range strategic planner and adviser to senior leaders in government and business. The newly established Risk and Foresight Group is charged with providing decision makers with insights into the forces of change reshaping the global environment, from shifting demographics to emerging technologies. Brannen returned to CSIS in fall 2018 after spending four years as director of A.T. Kearney's Global Business Policy Council, where he advised CEOs on the business implications of global macro-trends and conducted 5- to 10-year assessments of countries, sectors, and industries. Previously at CSIS, he was a senior fellow and led research on unmanned systems, shifting geopolitics, and defense strategic planning. Brannen also held multiple positions at the Pentagon, including advising on strategy and foresight issues and serving as country director for Turkey in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He holds a master's degree in international affairs from the George Washington University and a bachelor's degree in political science from Trinity University in Texas.
NEW Jan 28 Thursday 6-7pm, Online:
Planned Parenthood for Orange & San Bernardino County Advocacy Night
There is a lot to catch up on - the Georgia Special Election victories, the Inauguration, Roe v. Wade Anniversary, and a Special Election happening here in Orange County! Join us to celebrate, discuss, and get to work! RSVP is REQUIRED in order to get the link & log-in details. RSVP here If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us at PublicAffairs@PPOSBC.org. Looking for another way to help? You can always make a donation of any amount to the Community Action Fund by clicking here!
NEW Jan 28 Thursday 6-8pm, Online:
Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club Annual Meeting
Meeting topic & speakers: Business Update, Board Elections, Upcoming Events. Guest speaker will be Allyson Sonenshine, JD, OC Women's Health Project. RSVP here https://tinyurl.com/y2pkep77
NEW Feb 2 Tuesday 7am-9pm, Online:
Peace Builders of OC Call to Action: Reinstate the Pride Flag at the OC Fairgrounds
The LGBTQ Center OC needs support to encourage the OC Fairgrounds' Board of Directors to strengthen their diversity efforts and to reinstate the Pride flag. Recently, officials from the OC Fairgrounds have sent a survey to gather public opinions on whether the Pride flag should be removed or accompanied by others. Allowing the Pride flag to be continuously flown sends a clear message to the OC community. It demonstrates inclusion and representation, while also calling attention to the importance to address discrimination and erasure, especially as hate crimes and incidents towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people have alarmingly increased over the past five years in OC. Contact the OC Fairgrounds' Board of Directors and urge them to reinstate the Pride flag: (Copy & Paste the following email addresses) email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Here is a sample message: "SAMPLE MESSAGE Subject: Reinstate the Pride Flag at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Hello, I'm writing to request the reinstatement of the Pride flag at the OC Fairgrounds. As a community member living in OC, it is important that we stand for inclusion and representation, and work together to address discrimination. It is important for the OC Fairgrounds to acknowledge and create a welcoming space for all its community members, including those community members who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer. Thank you for your time and consideration.
NEW Feb 3 Wednesday Now, CA:
ADEM Deadline Details - Extension to Feb 3
https://cadem.org/ [https://cadem.org/ CADEM announcement: "There have been a number of concerns raised about the current ADEMs process - in particular, the timely arrival of requested ballots and the tight timelines by which those ballots must be returned to ensure they are counted. Throughout this process, we have worked together to adapt to the current circumstances and implement a process that prioritized the health and safety of every Democrat. As such, the Executive Board recently approved an “all-vote-by-mail” ADEMs process for 2021.The CADEM Staff has done an amazing job to support a record level of participation in the ADEMs process. . . However, a high number of ballots requested very late in the process in combination with the resulting additional printing, processing and mailing require that we revisit our current timelines - not only for the ADEMs process, but other deadlines related to the organization of our Party. Bottom line, we must ensure that every Democrat who requested a ballot, receives that ballot and has the opportunity to make their voice heard in the ADEMs process. Therefore, the Statewide Officers have unanimously agreed to the following deadlines: Wed, Feb 3 - All ADEMs ballots RECEIVED by Wed, Feb 3 WILL BE COUNTED. This is a 1-week extension beyond the current “postmarked by January 27 and arrive by January 30” deadline. Tues, Feb 9 - Final ADEM election results posted to CADEM website. Mon, Feb 15 - All County Committee, Elected Official, Statewide Officer, and Statewide Chartered Organization appointments must be submitted by Feb 15. This is a 1-week extension beyond the current deadline of Feb 8. Tues, Feb 23 - The 2021-2023 DSCC Roster will be finalized by Feb 23. This is a 1-week extension beyond the current deadline of Feb 15. Throughout this dynamic process, we have sought to remain true to our democratic values of ensuring the full and fair participation of every voter. By adjusting the timelines of this process, we are maximizing the opportunity for the voices of California Democrats to be uplifted in their Party."
NEW Feb 4 Thursday 6:30pm, Online:
Democratic Club of West OC: From the Peoples' House with Rep Alan Lowenthal (47th CD)
Join DCWOC and Congressman Alan Lowenthal to welcome a new season and a new administration! His insights and first-hand observations will help attendees to better understand this complicated, transitional period. Congressman Lowenthal was first elected to represent California's 47th District (Map) in 2012 and is now serving in his fourth term. He is a former California State Senator, State Assembly member, Long Beach City Council member, and professor of Community Psychology at CSULB. Join this virtual meeting using one of the three methods below: Doors open at 6:30pm. Programs begin at 7:00pm. First Method: Join via this link: Click Here (preferred method) Second method: After launching Zoom app on your device, select Join and then enter: Meeting ID: 878 9346 7965 Password: 022699 Third method via cell phone or land line: Dial this number from any cell phone or landline phone:+16699009128,,87893467965#,,1#,022699# DCWOC is committed to protecting the health and welfare of our members. Watch for programming updates on our website and Facebook page. Watch for updates on DCWOC Facebook page www.facebook.com/DCWOC/ Check out the updated website at http://dcwoc.com/ For more information call Phil at 310-871-2083.
NEW Feb 4 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Online:
OC Humanist Community Open Discussion
Join the group for a wide-open discussion on any topic of interest, all to have some fun and build community. The group will decide on topics. Suggestions include:
Upcoming events (SoCal Secular Coalition, AHA etc.), Current events (in the news, covid, politics etc.), Humanism in the news, Show and tell - what's on your mind? (two people give 3-5min review), Book review, Could be about anything of interest to you (music, art, hobbies), Discussion - fun things to do together! Register here
NEW Feb 6 Saturday noon, Online:
Virtual Phone Bank Kickoff Event with Katrina Foley for Supervisor
@ Online via Zoom
Join Congressmember Mike Levin, Senator Dave Min, California League of Conservation Voters, Democrats of Greater Irvine, Tustin Democratic Club, Aliso Niguel Democratic Club, Costa Mesa Democratic Club, Dem OC PAC, WAVE, and supporters from across OC for a virtual Phone Bank Kickoff event on to elect Katrina Foley to the OC Board of Supervisors just 2 days before ballots drop! Your help is needed to connect with voters from across District 2 to let them know about this crucial Special Election. Join the effort to #Flip2Blue and help make history on Mar 9!Please make sure to register here in advance and email email@example.com if you have any questions.
NEW Feb 8 Monday noon, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Huntington Beach, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Stanton, Rossmoor, and portions of Buena Park and Fountain Valley:
Beginning of Board of Supervisor Dist 2 Election Process
@ OC Board of Supervisors District 2
The OC Board of Supervisors special election schedule: February 8: Ballots start going out; February 27: Vote Centers Open; Drop off ballot or vote in person at any vote center. Find Vote Centers and Ballot Boxes here. March 9: Election Day and the last day to return ballot or vote in person. Voters in these cities will receive ballot: Costa Mesa, Cypress, Huntington Beach, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Stanton, Rossmoor, and portions of Buena Park and Fountain Valley. Questions about your ballot or finding a vote center? Visit ocvote.com or call (714) 567-7600
NEW Feb 10 Wednesday 5-6pm, Online:
Reception in Support of Katrina Foley for Supervisor
Join UCI Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Dr. Kathleen Treseder, Irvine Mayor Farrah Khan, Irvine Vice Mayor Tammy Kim, Former Irvine Mayor Beth Krom, Dr. Karen McLaughlin, Dr. James Randerson, Dr. Steve Allison for Katrina Foley for OC Board of Supervisors. Tickets online here
NEW Feb 10 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Laguna Beach:
Laguna Beach Democratic Club
Please join LBDC's first General Meeting after electing the new Board of Directors on Jan 13. The special guest will be Ashleigh Aiken, former BOS candidate. She will present "BOS District 2: Why it affects all of us." The club l also hold its Second VP election. The Second VP election process is as follows: The Second VP election is open to anyone who is interested in the position. Please submit an candidate statement at Second Vice President Submission Form. Additional nominations from the floor on the day of the election may also be made, provided prior consent has been obtained from the nominee and the nominee is a member in good standing Election Procedures: The election will take place at the end of the meeting and non-members will be asked those who are not Members-in-Good-Standing (MIGS) to leave the meeting prior to the election; attendees will be verified as member or non-member in good standing. If you are unable to use your video, display your full name at all times. You can do this from any device. (Please, no unidentifiable nicknames) A member will be in good standing is defined as: A member who is a registered Democrat; a member who has attended at least one meeting before being eligible to vote; a member who has paid all club dues (or has had them waived) in the prior calendar month; a member who has not had his/her membership revoked. You must sign in with the same name you used to register. You must sign in with same email address you used to register. Only one person can vote per computer device (PC, Mac, tablet, phone). Voting Members - If there are two or more voters in your household, each one must use a separate device. Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrdO-rpj8pGNJo1foOj6VfK8vAXMk-S1b2
NEW Feb 10 Wednesday 7-8:30pm, Online:
Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary Book Discussion
Why does the white power movement in America want a revolution? Join the Unitarian Universalist Church of Anaheim and the OC Poor People's Campaign in an ongoing discussion to understand more how racism intercepts with militarism, and what can be done to change the narrative. Abour the book: Returning to a country ripped apart by a war they felt they were not allowed to win, a small group of Vietnam veterans and disgruntled civilians who shared their virulent anti-communism and potent sense of betrayal concluded that waging war on their own country was justified. The command structure of their covert movement gave women a prominent place. They operated with discipline, made tragic headlines in Waco, Ruby Ridge, and Oklahoma City, and are resurgent under President Trump. Based on a decade of deep immersion in previously classified FBI files and on extensive interviews, Bring the War Home tells the story of American paramilitarism and the birth of the alt-right. The meetings will be meeting on the 2nd and 4th Wed of every month. Schedule of chapter readings: Feb. 10th: Chapter 1 - The Vietnam War Story; Feb. 24th: Chapter 2 - Building the Underground; March 10th: Chapter 3 - A Unified Movement; March 24th: Chapter 4 - Mercenaries and Paramilitary Praxis; April 14th: Chapter 5 - The Revolutionary Turn; April 28th: Chapter 6 - Weapons of War; May 12th: Chapter 7 - Race War and White Women; May 26th: Chapter 8 - Ruby Ridge, Waco, and Militarized Policing; June 9th: Chapter 9 - The Bombing of Oklahoma City. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89425897812?pwd=YmxDTGZxMmlUc3RNOUszRS9vc1pyZz09 Meeting ID: 894 2589 7812Passcode: 576971DIAL-INPhone Number: 669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 894 2589 7812 Passcode: 576971
NEW Feb 10 Wednesday 7-9pm, Online:
Orange County Young Democrats General Meeting
Participants will hear from 2rd District OC Board of Supervisors Candidate Katrina Foley, followed by a panel on Solidarity, and a members open space to hear from guests for their input on our efforts going forward. OCYD's new leadership plan starts with all of it's members, so please join the Zoom meeting and you bring a friend! Zoom Login link here: https://uci.zoom.us/j/96531851905
NEW Feb 13 Saturday 9:30-11:30am, Online:
United Nations Association-Orange County Board and Members Meeting
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/una-oc-board-and-members-meeting-tickets-135634633841 UNA-OC 2021 Board/Member Meetings will be held the second Saturday of each month. Meetings are open to all UNA-OC members and interested guests. United Nations Association - Orange County Chapter firstname.lastname@example.org www.una-oc.org
NEW Feb 15 Monday 2-3:30pm, Online:
Women For:OC Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the OC Board Of Supervisors
The OC Board of Supervisors controls an almost $1 billion discretionary budget funded by local tax dollars. Over the past ten years, the BOS has increased the amount of discretionary funds directed to the Sheriff-Coroner by 151%; over the same period, they cut physical and mental health care, public health, and social services funding by 19%. Are these the priorities you want for Orange County? What would YOU do with OC's almost $1 billion to make communities stronger, more vibrant, and healthier--a budget that works for everyone!? Two experts will speak on this topic. They will be able to answer your questions and share ways that you can make your voice heard. 1:50 - Join Zoom 2:00 - 3:00 pm - Zoom Panel Discussion* 3:00 - 3:30 pm - Brief Question & Answer Zoom link here Meeting ID: 983 2845 0143 Passcode: 707043 Any issues getting into Zoom meeting? Contact email@example.com
NEW Feb 15 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Online:
Aliso Democratic Club: Citizens' Climate Lobby: Solution-focused, Citizen-powered
Join Aliso Democratic Club for President's Day meeting. Hear from Tom Osborne, Ph.D, the chair of the work group that wrote Laguna Beach's Climate Protection Action Plan and is co-leader of the Laguna chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby, about a bipartisan movement to address the climate crises. Attendees will have some fun with Presidential Pet Trivia, hear from the new board about their plans for the coming year and vote to approve membership dues for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. Advance registration required, here: hhttps://bit.ly/36lSEzV
NEW Feb 16 Tuesday 5:30-7pm, Online:
Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club Meeting
@ Online via Zoom
Business Meeting: Annual Meeting Recap & 2021 Goals/Priorities; Presentation by HB Huddle: Why Board of Supervisor are so important; Speakers: Mayor Katrina Foley with BOS Campaign update; Shelley Henderson, Black History Month: The importance of BLM
Advance. registration required here Agenda available here
NEW Feb 18 Thursday 7pm, Online:
Long Beach Area Peace Network Meeting
The meeting will feature a discussion of the Biden administration's foreign policy with emphasis on Yemen and Israel/ Palestine. Attached are agenda and minutes. Also have a look at a video about Honduras and the drug trade. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tyg4TMEGuI or https://vimeo.com/506320298 Zoom Meeting
link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89726289264?pwd=VWxEbkQzMHc3WkJyRWVhQ1NFditGQT09 Meeting ID: 897 2628 9264 Passcode: LBAPN One tap mobile
+16699009128,,89726289264#,,,,*566821# US (San Jose) +12532158782,,89726289264#,,,,*566821# US (Tacoma) Dial by your location +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)Meeting ID: 897 2628 9264 Passcode: 566821 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kesl1eiaWp
NEW Feb 19 Friday 7pm, Online:
OC Democratic Socilaists of America Member Meeting
The OC DSA meeting for members will focus on discussing the priorities chapter will have for the upcoming year. This is an important conversation, so please show up so you can be a part of it. You may want to bring ideas on what you think the chapter should prioritize. Notes of the discussion will be used to develop a poll that will help democratize the chapter's actions. Plus, electoral committee and harassment and grievance committee positions are open and need to be filled. RSVP at this link.
NEW Feb 20 Saturday 10am, Online:
65th Assembly District COVID-19 Memorial Service
Residents of the 65th Assembly District are invited to join Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva for a COVID-19 Memorial Service for those who have lost a loved one to COVID-19. The impacts of COVID-19 have affected the community and to respect this difficult time, please join fellow residents to honor the lives of those who have passed. Please RSVP in advance for the event here Additionally, if you are interested in receiving an In Memoriam Certificate of Recognition, you may contact the Assembly office by phone at (714) 525-6515 or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org your information. Please accept Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva's sincerest condolences for all of the families who have lost a loved one.
NEW Feb 20 Saturday 2pm, Online:
Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Eddie Tabash on A Two-Thirds Religious Right Majority on The Supreme Court: Can We Salvage Church/State Separation at All?
Join AU-OC's Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/93572471873?pwd=b0lTaS9VcnNLMU1zNkk0V3FXYVdUZz09 For more information: Email email@example.com or visit the OC AU web site at www.au-oc.org. Please visit AU-OC on Facebook, where you can "Like" the page, comment on AU-related articles and find out what's happening with your favorite church-state separation organization. Check out the Meet-Up group. For more info, visit Americans United OC at www.au-oc.org
NEW Feb 21 Sunday noon, Online:
Close Guantanamo Now! A Call to Action
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82270827502 It is past time to end this shameful episode by closing GITMO now. Join Orange County Peace Coalition, Veterans for Peace, Peace Center San Diego and ANSWER LA to learn from outstanding speakers with first-hand experience. Speakers: Capt. James Yee, a Muslim chaplain at Guantanamo, was imprisoned himself for his service. He wrote For God & Country: Faith & Patriotism under Fire, https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4946292&fbclid=IwAR3ejnWZKJPoJu29Ap3ohtGEM5YcbSUuJseIaro0tGixpY_snpyYSZkBoB0
Andy Worthington, a historian, investigative journalist, and documentarian, wrote The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison, https://www.andyworthington.co.uk/ Mansoor Adayfi was released from Guantanamo in 2016. His memoir, Don't Forget Us Here: Lost and Found at Guantanamo, will be released in August. https://www.hachettebooks.com/.../dont.../9780306923876/ For 19 years, the prison has violated international human rights laws: Holding prisoners without charges or trials, subjecting them to severe conditions, including indefinite detention, prolonged solitary confinement, physical and psychological abuse. Most of the people still held at GITMO were imprisoned with no legal basis and never charged with a crime. To support committed organizations in their work to close Guantanamo, please donate to Witness Against Torture witnessagainsttorture.com and Close Guantanamo http://closeguantanamo.org/ Contact: Dorrine Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org Updates availabe at https://www.facebook.com/groups/359294857208/events and facebook.com/events/193924592432053 The Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82270827502 Please invite and share this event with fellow peace activists and friends.
NEW Feb 21 Sunday 6pm, Online :
Orange County Democratic Socialists of America Chapter Meeting for New Members
@ Online via Zoom
This OC DSA New Member meeting is for community members who would like to learn more about how to become more involved? In this meeting, organizers will go through our working groups and give you opportunities to become more involved in DSA. To register and receive Zoom link, RSVP here
NEW Feb 23 Tuesday noon, Online:
Citizens Climate Lobby Presenation on Climate Change
If you would like to attend, email Kelly at email@example.com to receive the Zoom link and or answers to any questions you may have.
NEW Feb 23 Tuesday 5pm, Irvine:
2021 State of the City of Irvine
Mayor Khan will offer a look back on accomplishments from 2020 and will share initiatives and highlights for 2021, including the City's 50th anniversary. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the address will be delivered through a combination of live and video formats, and will not be open to the public. The State of the City will be available to watch on ICTV, Cox Communications Local Access Channel 30 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99. It will also be live streamed online at cityofirvine.org/ictv.
NEW Feb 24 Wednesday 11am, Online:
Rep. Mike Levin Virtual Town Hall with Reverend Shockley
@ Twitter, Facebook and YouTube
Join Rep. Mike Levin and Reverend Shockley, Pilgrim United Church of Christ, discussing Black History Month, the COVID-19 pandemic and more. Join by visiting Rep. Levin's Twitter, Facebook or YouTube pages.
NEW Feb 24 Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm, Online:
Democrats of North OC: Forum for CA Democratic Party Leadership Candidates
This forum will showcase candidates running for CA Democratic Party Chair, Vice Chairs, Secretary, Controller and Region 15, 17 and 18 Directors. Free admission. Register for Zoom link here Emcees: Lara Horgan, South Vice Chair, Democratic Party of OC and Kim Anderson, President, Democratic Women of South OC.
NEW Feb 24 Wednesday 6pm, Online:
Virtual Reception for Katrina Foley for OC Supervisor with Special Guest Congressmember Harley Rouda
Please Join Special Guest Congressmember Harley Rouda and Host Committee: John Ballon, Brian Colker & Susan Sheu, Jessica Craven, Melissa Grant, Tamara Melzer Levenson, Susan Seely, John Stephens, Ingrid van Eckert, Joanna Weiss, Hon. Loren Gameros, Hon. Jeff Harlan, Grassroots Democrats HQ, and Heart of LA Democratic Club for a Virtual Final Stretch Reception in Support of Katrina Foley for Orange County Board of Supervisors Questions? Email Fundraising@katrinafoley.com Sponsorship Opportunities: $2,100 Victory Circle | $1,000 Diamond | $500 Gold | $250 Silver | $125 Bronze$25 Minimum Contribution | $10 Students Tickets available here
NEW Feb 24 Wednesday 7pm, Online:
Laguna Beach Democratic Club Meeting for Ratifyiing Club's Bylaws
LBDC will be presenting the newly rewritten bylaws in order to ratify the changes the Democratic Party of OC has requested. Please add this information to your calendar. You will receive a couple reminders with the zoom link in the the upcoming weeks! Please reach out via our Slack channel if you have any questions! Here is the link to join the slack if you have not done so already: https://join.slack.com/t/lbdclagunabea-gaa5803/shared_invite/zt-lajdaa36-XboRp3YTCujdvJMaa6FfDw
NEW Feb 25 Thursday 5pm, Online :
Black Women Lead Event
Join hosts CA Democratic Party and CA Democratic Black Caucus for Black Women Lead featuring Secretary of State Dr. Shirley Weber, Congressmember Barbara Lee, CADEM Black Caucus Chair Taisha Brown, Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove, special guest DNC Chair Jaime Harrison, moderated by Alisyo Founder Kafi Blemenfield. Register here
NEW Feb 25 Thursday 5pm, Online:
Arab American Studies Is Ethnic Studies!
Jewish Educators Say YES to Liberatory Ethnic Studies. Ethnic studies is under attack. Anti-racist, decolonial, and liberatory ethnic studies is being attacked for being too critical of US history, too centered on the stories of the most marginalized communities, and not patriotic enough. But these attacks started because California's proposed Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum included Palestine. And at the heart of the attack is the claim that teaching Arab American studies and including Palestine is antisemitic. This event will address: -Why Arab-American studies, including Palestine, is central to ethnic studies. -The difference between antisemitism and criticism of Israel, and why it matters. -Why all students will benefit from a liberatory ethnic studies curriculum that promotes collective liberation. -How teachers can prepare for and deal with backlash for teaching authentic ethnic studies. Bowing to pressure from pro-Israel and other rightwing lobbyists, the CA Department of Education is about to approve a watered-down, “all lives matter” Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum that marginalizes Arab American Studies and erases Palestine. Please join to hear from Jewish educators who support an authentic ethnic studies curriculum that faces the true history of the US and explores the connections between US policies abroad and the racialization and marginalization of people of color here. Featuring: -Special guest appearance by Josh Healey, spoken word artist and comedian -Ethnic Studies Instructor Margot Goldstein -Arab Jewish World History Teacher and Arab Resource & Organizing Center organizer Yahya Cadji -African American Studies Professor Alex Lubin and others. Moderated by Jody Sokolower of the Middle East Children's Alliance's Teach Palestine Project and Save Arab American Studies Campaign. Join the Facebook event page for updates: https://bit.ly/2YV6JjG Zoom registration https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Pfc7u2z2S46ImggfhYeV1g
NEW Feb 25 Thursday 6:30pm, Online:
Costa Mesa Democratic Women's Club Meeting
Join CM Dems for a virtual discussion on how to continue to change political leadership in OC, key local updates, & organizing for the approaching Board of Supervisors Special Election. Hear from amazing guest speakers: Andrea Marr, Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem; John Stephens, Costa Mesa Commissioner & Fmr. Mayor Pro Tem; Ada Briceño, Chair of the Democratic Party of OC, DNC Member & Co-President of Unite Here Local 11; Ajay Mohan, Executive Director of the Democratic Party of OC; Brendan Wiles, Founder & CEO of Scale To Win; Michael Sean Wright of Wound Walk OC (woundwalk.org); Avery Counts, Field Director for Mayor Katrina Foley's special election campaign for OC Board of Supervisors.
RSVP here For the final 30 minutes participants will make calls to voters for the OC Board of Supervisors Special Election.
NEW Feb 26 Friday 11am-noon, Online:
GIMME SHELTER: A Forum on Housing in South OC
From availability and zoning to additional dwelling units and RHNA numbers, housing is an increasingly hot topic in South Orange County. Tune in to hear from a panel of experts discuss these issues and the overall future of housing in South Orange County. This virtual program is FREE to attend. RSVP today and tune in here
NEW Feb 27 Saturday 10am-noon, Online:
United Nations Association OC Coffee Talk Series: Hear from the newest COO member: Women For OC
Register (free) at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/un-coffee-talk-tickets-142310024113. Carol Tuth, President of Women For OC, will share all the many good things this organization has been doing for women's causes in OC over the years, and how you can become involved! Welcome to UNA-OC's newest Council of Organizations member!
NEW Feb 27 Saturday 11am, Online:
Virtual Rally and Phone Bank to Elect Katrina Foley to OC Board of Supervisors
Join Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, CA Democratic Party Chair Rusty Hicks, CA Democratic Party, Democratic Party of OC, OC Labor Federation, WAVE, Women's March Action and Grassroots Democrats to rally and phone bank in support of Foley's candidacy. Training and materials will be provided virtually. Mayor Katrina Foley is supported by front-line health care workers, firefighters, paramedics, teachers, veterans groups, hotel and grocery workers, business owners, and more than 200 Orange County community leaders. Email Volunteer@katrinafoley.com to participate.
NEW Feb 27 Saturday 8pm, Online:
Funny for a Cause! OC Justice Fund Comedy Show
@ Online via Zoom
Fundraiser for OC Justice and OC Rapid Respond Network. Join the OC Justice Fund and Friends for a wonderful evening of fun and good works!Featuring comedians Abolition DJ, Jeffrey Keller, and Sandra De Anda. Sign up here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApf-qqrjkpHNQzq1oqVacF9d_WJePs3d_0 Goodwill donation to VENMO: @OCRRN Your contribution will help us get community members out of immigration detention and provide them with legal council. What could be better??
NEW Feb 28 Sunday 10am, Online:
Puvungna Virtual Community Gathering and Update on Puvungna
Speakers are : Elder Rebecca Robles - Acjachemen, cultural bearer and co-founder of Friends of Puvungna Susan Salas - litigant in 1993 lawsuit to stop building of strip mall on Puvungna and Kathy Willcuts~ Lakota herbalist and cultural educator. Discussion will include Puvungna updates and how YOU can help protect and save one of the last sacred sites of these people. Participants will automatically be entered into the landback T-shirt raffle! Zoom Meeting ID: 869-1083-7650
NEW Mar 2 Tuesday 6pm, Online:
Introducing The Breathe Act in California
Please join Muslim Delegates and Allies (MD&A) for a conversation with Dr. Melina Abdullah, co-founder of Black Lives Matter-LA, Gina Clayton-Thompson, founder and Executive Director of Essie Justice Group, and the co-author of the Breathe Act and Chair of the Legislative Progressive Caucus, Assemblymember Ash Kalra to learn more about the visionary bill authored by Movement for Black Lives to divest taxpayer dollars from brutal and discriminatory policing and invest in a new vision of public safety. On Tuesday, the group will remember Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Natasha McKenna, George Floyd, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, Elijah McClain, Pearlie Golden, Kayla Moore, Freddie Gray, Atatiana Jefferson, Oscar Grant, and honor the lives of those taken by state-sanctioned violence and Police. Participants will also discuss the role the Progressive State of California must play in order to ensure that this vision comes to reality. Hanieh Jodat Barnes will be joined by co-host Ben Hauck, Political Director of Public Bank LA and Nadia B. Ahmad, Chairwoman and co-founder of MD&A (Florida) to discuss a call to action. To register: http://bit.ly/ TheBreatheActCalifornia To learn more about the Breathe Act please visit: https://breatheact.org/ You can also RSVP on the Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/813364165919131?active_tab=about This event is co-sponsored by: Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), PDA Middle East Alliances, Health Care for All - Los Angeles, Progressive Delegates Network, Progressive Caucus of California, Our Revolution- Orange County.
NEW Mar 4 Thursday 6pm, Online:
Democratic Club of West OC: Surf City & OC Supervisors Briefings
DCWOC serves up two timely OC updates at 2021 March meeting. First, get the latest from Huntington Beach with Democratic Mayor Kim Carr. Discover what has happened and what will be happening Surf City! Then explore the responsibilities of the OC Board of Supervisors with HB Huddle's Local Elections Team. What do you really know about the Board, their duties, and what monies they control? The answers may surprise you! Join this virtual meeting using one of the three methods below: Doors open at 6:30pm. Programs begin at 7:00pm. FIRST METHOD Join via this link: Click Here (preferred method) SECOND METHOD After launching Zoom app on your device, select Join and then enter: Meeting ID: 878 9346 7965 Password: 022699 THIRD METHOD [[via cell phone or land line]] Dial this number from any cell phone or landline phone: +16699009128,,87893467965#,,1#,022699# <<<you will be joining the meeting with AUDIO ONLY>>> Remember: March 9 is OC BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SPECIAL ELECTION! It's time to add some BLUE to OC's Board of Supervisors! Ballots have been mailed to all registered voters so return yours ASAP. Elect Mayor Katrina Foley to represent OC's 2nd Supervisorial District! Save the dates for April 1 and May 6 for DCWOC General Meetings.
NEW Mar 4 Thursday 7pm, Online:
Democrats of North OC: State Senator Josh Newman
Guest speaker for this meeting is Senator Josh Newman, who will share about his work as the Chair of the Senate Special Committee on Pandemic Emergency Response as well as the other committees on which he serves: Business, Professions & Economic Development, Budget and Fiscal Review, Budget Subcommittee #5: Corrections, Public Safety, Judiciary, Labor and Transportation, Elections and Constitutional Amendments, Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management, Labor, Public Employment and Retirement, Military and Veterans Affairs, Transportation. Coumcilman Fred Jung will also join as a special guest to provide an update on the Fullerton City Council. During the business meeting, at the latter part of the meeting, participants will be asked to approve a few By-Law changes that are required by the Democratic Party of OC. Please Register in advance for this Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkd-uprTkrG9VCyNOv81sIk2Dkz84koWlz After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
NEW Mar 5 Friday 10:30am-4:30pm, Online:
California Progressive Alliance Third Annual Convention!
RSVP now for California Progressive Alliances 3rd Annual Convention: Acknowledge, Analyze and Act; Paving the Way for Progressive Change! Join California Progressive Alliance members and organizers from around the state, country and world pave the way for real progressive change in 2021! Gather, build community and organize together! Some incredible breakout sessions planned: Solidarity Economy- Putting People and the Planet over Profit! Transforming our Economy to work for the People; Single Payer: Everybody In. Nobody Out! Build on the Feb 6th CalCare actions and learn about next steps to winning a just healthcare system; Environmental Justice- Protecting the Commons from Industry Exploitation; Electoral Reform- How do we get corporate influence out of our political system and build a truly democratic system that is Of the People, By the People and For the People; Mutual Aid- How people are stepping up and communities are coming together in the face of a failed response to the Covid crisis; Housing Justice- Take a deep dive into the broken housing system and see what can be done to fix it; Repeal NAFTA 2.0 - Ending Exploitation of Workers. End Forced Migration and Deportations; Criminal Justice- Transforming the District Attorney's office. Speakers and details to come! RSVP today! Visit californiaprogressivealliance.org to become a voting member, donate and to view updates/details. Event is free to all but donations for CPA convention are appreciated at: http://californiaprogressivealliance.org/california.../ Link to virtual event will be sent out the morning of the event. RSVP: bit.ly/cpamarch6
NEW Mar 6 Saturday 10am, Online:
Humanist Association of OC: Join the "Focus on Social Justice" Group
This group is looking to create awareness and change in the all-important social justice movement. It is collaborating with a number of local groups, including United Nations Association, Poor People's Campaign-OC, and local OC progressive-minded groups to build "strength in numbers" and make a difference. Meetings will be bi-weekly, every other Sat, 10-11:30am. Participants will focus on areas that each has an interest in, and engage in lots of good, open, stimulating discussion… and action. Most recently, the group finished up reviewing Kendi's book "How to be an Anti-Racist." Sign up to receive link to meeting here
6 Saturday 11am, Online:
National Organization For Women-OC: Women Get The Job Done! ven In Traditionally Male Fields
Rescheduled to Mar 21 Panelists: Lauren Andrade, OCFA Fire Captain, 17 years as a firefighter, 20 years as a paramedic. Advocate for women's restrooms and lactation accommodations in fire stations. Katerina Hencova, CFP Financial Planner. Katerina Hencova is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional (CFP® professional) who specializes in serving women and their unique needs. Amy Stoody-King, B.A., J.D., Certified Legal Specialist in Workers' Compensation. A Certified Legal Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law and co-founder of The Law F organizing Swing Left in Los Angeles and then, as the Director of Volunteers for the Cisneros for Congress Campaign, was a part of Orange County's Blue wave and Supervisor Doug Chaffee's appointee to the OC Veterans Advisory Council. Register to receive Zoom link by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details, go to Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-get-the-job-done-even-in-traditionally-male-fields-tickets-141605145803 or Facebook facebook.com/events/1334620773588277 Orange County-National Organization For Women Website ocnow.org
NEW Mar 6&8 Saturday&Monday 11am & 5:30pm, Online:
Weekend Phone Bank Events to GOTV for Katrina Foley Election to Bd of Supervisors
Join Phone Bank events this coming weekend in the ultimate push to help Mayor Katrina Foley win the Mar 9 special election for OC Board of Supervisors! Schedule: Sat at 11am: Join DGI members with Dave Min, Harley Rouda, Mike Levin, Sharon Quirk-Silva, Sergio Contreras, and organizations from across OC for a virtual GOTV Weekend Phone Bank Kickoff event elect Katrina Foley to the Orange County Board of Supervisors! Register for Sat link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsdeigqDkrGdz-0O-fJZJx0YdawyslcZkB Mon at 5:30 pm: Join DGI members for the evening before Election Day to help connect with voters from across District 2 the night before Election Day to make sure they turn in their ballots. Register for Mon at this link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pfu2vrzsuH9bJzCdCCkYUx_c0OFE8V7HZ Join these events to #Flip2Blue and help make history on Mar 9!
NEW Mar 7 Sunday 10am, Orange County:
Huntington Beach Arlington West Call-In Meeting
Please join Arlington West organizers to find out how everyone is doing and keeping safe, find out what other folks are up to and help keep the OC AW community together. Agenda coming later. If you have an agenda item let Jeff know at 562/522-4241 or email@example.com. Below is the call information: Call in number 605-475-3220 Access code is: 723009# If you have problems calling into the conference call number, call Jeff directly at 562-522-4241 to be merged you into the call.
NEW Mar 8 Monday 9am, Online:
A Global Conversation Marking International Women's Day 2021
Join the UCI Irvine School of Social Sciences in partnership with Oregon State University in a conversation honoring International Women's Day. The theme is Women's Leadership in Times of Crisis. Register here
NEW Mar 8 Monday 7pm, Online:
Cousins Club Meeting: David Mandel on "Fighting for Palestine in the world of California Politics"
LA Jews for Peace and the Cousins Club is sponsoring a discussion with human rights attorney David L. Mandel. David's topic is "Fighting for Palestine in the world of California politics". He will discuss several topics in three broad categories: 1. State Legislature 2. Higher education issues 3. Grassroots organizing vs. the state and local Democratic Party. David L. Mandel has struggled for justice and peace in Palestine-Israel for 50 years. He lived in Israel from 1974-85 where he studied law. He worked there and afterward in California as a magazine and newspaper editor and has writen extensively for U.S. and European publications about Middle East politics. For the past decade David worked as an organizer and human rights attorney focused on Palestine, free speech and related issues, He led the 2016 fight against state anti-boycott legislation. David is an elected member of the state and county Democratic Party central committees where he supported Palestinian human rights and led efforts to force the party to stand against the occupation. David is active nationally and locally with Jewish Voice for Peace, the National Lawyers Guild International Committee/Palestine Subcommittee, Wellstone Progressive Democrats of Sacramento, the Progressive Caucus of the state party, and Democratic Socialists of America. To relieve stress he plays orchestral and chamber music, grows vegetables, and runs. Join Zoom Meeting with video: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/494219103?pwd=dUMzUFlKVGFab3hZK3JNSG14YXBldz09 or https://zoom.us/j/494219103 Password: Peace (upper case "P") To join meeting audio-only, dial: 669 900 6833 or 346 248 7799 and enter Meeting ID: 494 219 103 & Password: Peace
NEW Mar 9 Tuesday, Orange County:
Special Election: Board of Supervisors Dist 2
Ballots will be mailed out on Feb 8 and a Democrat has not held this seat since 1894!!! Democratic Club's in OC have teamed up with the Democratic Party of OC to get this done by putting together a canvassing program to get the word out. Volunteers are needed to knock on doors or drop literature at the doors, whichever you are comfortable with. If you are knocking on doors, you will be required to wear a mask and a face shield which will be provided. The materials will be delivered to your door for safety reasons. You may do this any day of the week you want and as many days as you want once we get started. Cities to be covered: Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Cypress, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Stanton, Rossmoor and Buena Park. If you have some time and are interested in electing a Democrat to the OC Board of Supervisors please respond via email: firstname.lastname@example.org Questions? Call Phil 310 871-2083
See election calendar here
NEW Mar 13 Saturday 9:30-11:30am, Online:
United Nations Association-OC Board and Members Meeting
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/una-oc-board-and-members-meeting-tickets-135634633841 UNA-OC 2021 Board/Member Meetings will be held the second Saturday of each month. Meetings are open to all UNA-OC members and interested guests. United Nations Association - Orange County Chapter email@example.com
NEW Mar 13 Saturday 10am, Online:
Stop All Wars & Bring Our Troops Home - OC Peace Coalition Meeting
Purpose of the Meeting: interested in educating, organizing and changing the U.S. foreign policies promoting illegal invasions and occupations, as well as stopping the militarization of the U.S. (High School Military Recruitment, the brutal treatment of undocumented workers, and the criminalization of youth, especially those of color).We do not support any specific party but do support anyone who is working for Peace and Justice. Bring your ideas and enthusiasm!"For more information about OC Peace Coalition, go to www.ocpeace.org Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84934581385?pwd=NW5FSzNnbzNUNjkwcnQ5dm9VOWl1dz09 Meeting ID: 849 3458 1385Passcode: 077414 Dial by your location: +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
NEW Mar 13 Saturday noon-3pm, Irvine :
Rally for Unity #StopAsianHate
@ City Hall, 1 Civic Center Plaza
Join Stand For Asians Solidarity for this rally against hate.
NEW Mar 14 Sunday 1:30-3:30pm, Online:
Humanist Association of Orange County: Secular Voters: The Impact of the Nonreligious in the Recent US Election
Guest Speaker will be Phil Zuckerman guest speaker on “Secular Values, Secular Voters: The Impact of the Nonreligious in the Recent US Election.” If you have never heard Phil speak, you are in for pleasant surprise. Find great info and links by Phil below. Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86504674490 More and more Americans are becoming Secular. Their values are having an increasing influence in US elections. Phil Zuckerman is Associate Dean and sociology professor at Pitzer College, where he studied the lives of the nonreligious for years before founding a Department of Secular Studies, the first academic program in the nation dedicated to exclusively studying secular culture and the sociological consequences of America's fastest-growing “faith.” Zuckerman discovered that despite the entrenched negative beliefs about non-religious people, American secular culture is grounded in deep morality and proactive citizenship—indeed, some of the very best that the country has to offer. Phil Zuckerman is Associate Dean as well as Professor of Sociology at Pitzer College, and the founding chair of the nation's first Secular Studies Program. He is the author of What It Means to be Moral (Counterpoint, 2019), The Nonreligious (Oxford, 2016), Living the Secular Life (Penguin, 2014), Faith No More (Oxford, 2012), and Society Without God (NYU, 2008), and the editor of several volumes, including The Oxford Handbook of Secularism (2016) and The Social Theory of W.E.B. Du Bois (2004). Read more about Phil here: https://philzuckerman.com/
NEW Mar 15 Monday 1:50pm, Online:
Women for OC: The Three A's of Media Literacy, Access, Analyze, Appraise with Norberto Santana, Jr.
Schedule: 1:50 pm Join Zoom, 2-3pm - Zoom Presentation, 3-3:30pm Brief Question & Answer. Norberto Santana, Jr., founder an publisher of the Voice of OC, will discuss media literacy by looking at the role of media, the differences between entertainment and news, identification of information versus misinformation, and the importance of local news sources. People are bombarded with media in a variety of forms - from print to video to the internet. Everyone takes in huge amounts of information from a wide variety of sources such as TV, radio, newspapers, the internet, text messages, memes, viral videos, social media, and advertising. Media literacy is, therefore, an essential skill in this digital age. Media literacy is the ability to identify and access all forms of media, analyze and understand the messages being sent, and appraise the content. Join *Zoom Presentation https://zoom.us/j/92532153317?pwd=YUtVN1hyOEFuUVZjdzJ5VHNIL1RQUT09 Meeting ID: 925 3215 3317 Passcode: 754855 Any issues getting into Zoom meeting? Contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW Mar 15 Monday 5-7pm, Online:
Peace Builders of OC Briefing: The latest Wave of Voter Suppression Laws
In reaction to historic voter turnout in 2020, dozens of states are now considering a new wave of restrictive voter-suppression laws that could make it even harder for young people, poor people, and people of color to vote. This is not only a threat to democracy; it also directly impacts the political power of the environmental movement and most of the voters whom we target at the Environmental Voter Project. Please join voting rights expert, Eliza Sweren-Becker of the Brennan Center for Justice, for a special briefing on this latest wave of voter suppression bills, followed by a Q & A session. To RSVP and get the video conference information, go to https://www.environmentalvoter.org/events/special-briefing-latest-wave-voter-suppression-laws?emci=2c76de4d-9b77-eb11-9889-00155d43c992&emdi=9a5d7364-a277-eb11-9889-00155d43c992&ceid=104266
NEW Mar 15 Monday 6:30pm, Online:
Aliso Niguel Democratic Club: Immigration, Human Rights, and The Power of Women
Join Aliso Niguel Democratic Club to celebrate Women's History Month with the founder of the Women's March, Paola Mendoza. Mendoza is an author, award-winning film director, activist and artist working at the leading edge of human rights. A co-founder of the Women's March, she served as its artistic director and authored the New York Times bestseller Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World. Her film credits include Entre Nos, Free Like the Birds and Autumn's Eyes. Advance registration required here
NEW Mar 16 Tuesday 5:30pm, Fullerton:
Jutice for Hector! Rally and Press Conference
@ Fullerton City Hall, 340 W Commonwealth
Hector Hernandez was a father of two sons and a U-Haul mechanic. He was unnecessarily murdered in May 2020 while he was on his back in his own yard by Fullerton Police Officer. Event is organized by The Justice for Hector Coalition. Please wear green. Masks and physical distancing required.
NEW Mar 17 Wednesday 7-9pm, Online:
Miercoles de Historia Y Cultura
El Centro Cultural de Mexico Retrospectivas: El Dia de San Patricio; El Batallon de San Patricio Zoom meeting ID 404 210 1213 Password: historia
NEW Mar 18 Thursday 6-7pm, Online:
Democratic Party of OC: Harnessing the Power of Women
@ Online via Zoom
A space for women, centering women of color and young women, to empower each other and build relationships within the Democratic Party.
NEW Mar 18 Thursday 7pm, Online:
National Women's Political Caucus OC Game Night
Join NWPC OC for Game Night in celebration of Women's History Month! Brush up on your Women's History for a chance to win prizes while being quizzed on the Kahoots online platform. Participants may not be together in person, but together, virtually, everyone can have some fun! A portion of the proceeds from this event help fund the NWPC OC Political Action Fund. RSVP here
NEW Mar 19 Friday 7-8:30pm, Online:
OC DSA General Meeting
Host Contact Info: email@example.com Democratic socialists believe that the economy should be built democratically, by and for working people, not by billionaires for profit. The current economic system is rooted in white supremacy and the capitalist class depends on racism to divide and oppress the working class. Capitalism is the problem, be a part of the solution! Get involved in Orange County DSA's work to building working class power today! The general meeting is open to membership and the general public! Please invite friends! Register here
NEW Mar 20 Saturday 10am-1pm, Laguna Beach:
Laguna Beach Democratic Club + Wound Walk Team Up
@ Bluebird Park,
Wound Walk is launching new shower stations for the homeless and are in need of new, like-new, and out-of-favor towels for the people they serve. Laguna Beach and surrounding communities step up in times of need and thiis is a simple but very effective act of kindness. Organizers will also be accepting liquid shampoo and liquid soap. Please join Laguna Beach Democrats and Wound Walk to drop off donations. Masked volunteers will be by the curb to handle drive-up donors. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org According to a report in the Orange County Register, homeless people in OC suffered more than 300 deaths in 2020 due to accidents, poor health, overdoses and Covid-19, up 40% from 2019. Wound Walk OC partners with religious organizations, local governments, elected officials, fire departments, police and others to serve the homeless in OC. Volunteers provide a variety of support, including basic first aid; meals; grooming and flowing water, soap and towels to wash up.
NEW Mar 20 Saturday 10am-1pm, Online:
CA Democratic Party Joint Region 5, 6, 7 Candidates Forum/Meeting
Please join your CDP Officer candidates, your Regional Directors, and fellow convention delegates to the joint Regions 5, 6, and 7 Candidates forum/meeting. All Democrats are welcome to attend. This meeting will also include a discussion of the April/May California Democratic Party Virtual Meeting. Participants will hear from the candidates directly to listen, learn, and most importantly, share their vision for our very diverse regions and our Democratic Party. These regions represent Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, San Benito, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, and Monterey Counties, where millions of Democrats live. As soon as you RSVP here, https://tinyurl.com/Cadem567, a Zoom link and calendar invite will be sent to your email. As soon as a schedule us finalized, your regional directors will send out another correspondence. If you have any questions, please submit them to Hene Kelly at email@example.com If you are a candidate for a CDP Officer position or a representative for a candidate, RSVP yourself and/or your candidate at firstname.lastname@example.org If you have a resolution item you would like considered, please contact Omar at email@example.com or 408-750-6773.
NEW Mar 20 Saturday noon, Online:
Meet Pete Hardin (D). OC DA Candidate
The HB Huddle Peace & Justice team is proud to host Democrat, Pete Hardin, at the Peace & Justice March meeting. Pete just announced his candidacy to run in 2022 for Orange County District Attorney. Pete wants to bring integrity and equity to the OC DA dept. OC's current DA, Todd Spitzer is corrupt & unfit and his department is broken, as is the entire criminal justice system in OC. Pete will share his ideas and then do a Q&A. Register here https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIucumgqTsrH9CbSbhNbdq4NloYOE0StnCj
NEW Mar 20 Saturday 1pm, Online:
Celebration: Mayor Khan's First 100 Days in Office
Join Mayor Farrah Khan virtually this weekend for a celebration of her first 100 days in office! You will hear updates from the City's team of commissioners and committee members, participate ikn a fun trivia game, and have a change to win prizes. Learn more about the Commissioners, Committee Members and Staff. RSVP here
NEW Mar 20 Saturday 2pm, Online:
Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Susan Johnston and Steph Campbell - How to Access the "End of Life Option Act" … and Richard's Story
tions on the California End of Life Option Act. Susan and Steph are both committed to helping to establish the normalization of medical aid in dying as an acceptable option for terminally ill patients in California. Steph Campbell is also president of the Orange County Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. If you have questions about this event, please email AU-OC at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our web site.~
NEW Mar 20 Saturday 3-4pm, Online:
Press Conference: Stop Asian Hate
Join Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silver for a Stop Asian Hate Press Conference with fellow elected members from Orange County, community leaders, and API advocates to address hate crimes against the API community. Watch the Press Conference on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/QuirkSilva65th/posts/5284258068283410 YouTube: https://youtu.be/I5Fjmw5EgbM Leaders participating: Senator Dave Min, Alexander Kim, District Director for Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, Namhyee Kim, Field Representative for Assembly Member Choi, Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer, Vice Mayor Tammy Kim - Irvine, Mayor Pro Tem Kim Nguyen - Garden Grove, Ø Mayor Pro Tem Sunny Park - Buena Park, Councilwoman Diedre Nguyen - Garden Grove, Councilwoman Thai Viet Phan - Santa Ana, Council Member Fred Jung - Fullerton, Councilwoman Hong Alyce Van - Stanton, Councilwoman Dr. Frances Marquez - Cypress, Sean Roh - President, Korean American Chamber of Commerce. CONTACT: Josef Holper, Communications Director, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva - email@example.com or (714) 296-2133
NEW Mar 20 Saturday 6pm, Online :
United Nations Associaton OC: Making HERstory
The evening will start with awards show honoring local women, a Rising Star, and a Distinguished Gentleman, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia. Lilly Ledbetter will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. UNA-OC Board Director, Chair of Advocacy and president of Global Hope 365, Rima Nashashibi will receive WJFLegacy Award for Community Activism. If people are unable to watch on Saturday, they can contact UNA-OC to see the video, which will remain up for a few weeks. Gather Together! Share this event, thru social media, with the women and girls in your life. Please RSVP to receive the link to the online event or register on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-making-herstory-a-virtual-performance-tickets-139047369425
NEW Mar 21 Sunday 1pm PDT, Online:
PDA Healthcare Emergency Town Hall
Join Dr. Bill and policy experts and activists from across the country for a discussion of the big Medicare For All Act of 2021 rollout as well as COVID-19 updates. If you haven't already done so, RSVP here https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tceuhrzsvHdymeeZRwb-i7X50FJa-HMR4
NEW Mar 21 Sunday 1-3pm, Online:
Our Revolution Southern California Chapter Meeting-Reparations
Join Our Revolution Southern California, UndercoveredMag and allies to hear from organizers Marcus Ferrell and Mondale Robinson, political commentators for Clickbaity Political Thirst Trap and valuable contributors to turning out the vote in Georgia to help flip the Senate. Marcus is the CEO of Restorative Roots and Eagle Farms. W. Mondale Robinson is the Founding Principal at Black Male Voter Project. https://blackmalevoterproject.org/ RSVP here https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpdeisqzwqGNaFomkLmRjQQlIBpghXyjE3
NEW Mar 21 Sunday 2pm, Online:
The National Organization For Women-OC Chapter
Join this NOW-OC meeting for "Women Get The Job Done Even in Traditionally Male Fields" Panel Discussion + Q&A. Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the link and log-in details. Visit ocnow.org for more info.
NEW Mar 21 Sunday 2-4pm, Online:
Democrats of Greater Irvine: Energy, Environment & the Climate Crisis
The NUMBER 1 issue club members have indicated so far is municipal action on the climate crisis and environment. (To contribute to the survey of club members, see this link: https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSfaJ_HzMHhL.../viewform) Participants will hear from - Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris! - Dr. Karen McLaughlin, Irvine Ranch Water District Director and Senior Scientist, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project - City of Irvine Finance Commissioner, DPOC Central Commitee member, and CDP E-Board Member Lauren Johnson-Norris on City- to County-level actions. - UCI Professor & City of Irvine Green Ribbon Environmental Committee member Dr. Kathleen Treseder on Community Choice Energy - DGI Chair, UCI Professor, and City of Irvine Green Ribbon Environmental Committee member Dr. Kev Abazajian on the physical & financial potential of a net-zero Irvine from solar energy. Join our March 21 Club meeting, 2-4 pm via Zoom! Register here
NEW Mar 21 Sunday 4pm, Online:
Progressive Democrats of American OC Chapter Meeting
Link to meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpdeisqzwqGNaFomkLmRjQQlIBpghXyjE3 Organizers Marcus Ferrell and Mondale Robinson, political commentators for Clickbaity Political Thirst Trap were valuable contributors to turning out the vote in Georgia to help us flip the Senate. Marcus is the CEO of Restorative Roots and Eagle Farms. W. Mondale Robinson is the Founding Principal at Black Male Voter Project. https://blackmalevoterproject.org/ Can't make the PDA Zoom meeting this month? Throw a tip in the PDA Jar and become a "Change makes Change" sustainer @ $10 per month. It will take evertyone to move the progressive ball over the goal line. See Donate below. Want to start a PDA Chapter in your city? Contact PDA National Field Coordinator Danett Abbott-Wicker email@example.com
NEW Mar 24 Wednesday 6:30pm, Online:
Celebration: Hard Fought Victory to Elect Katrina Foley to OC Board of Supervisors
Join Costa Mesa Democratic Club, HB Huddle, Indivisible OC, 48, Democratic Club of West OC and Democratic Party of OC for this Virtual Meeting with Katrina Foley, First Democratic Woman Elected OC Supervisor, and Kelly Dietrich, Founder & CEO of National Democratic Training Committee. Enjoy an engaging discussion on successful off-year organizing. RSVP here https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEld--vpz4vG9NrdNcsyBwotvkJoLs3kUaOb
NEW Mar 26 Friday noon, Online:
Katrina Foley Oath of Office Ceremony
Katrina Foley will take her oath of office as a member of the OC Board of Supervisors and the ceremony will be streamed at www.katrinafoley.com/ceremony and has invited supporters to join the live streaming.
NEW Mar 26 Friday 4:30-6:30pm, Online:
#StopAsianHate Action Day
#StopAsianHate Action Day (3/26) Worldwide Vigil. Register and View live stream here: www.326vigil.org Please check out this comprehensive amazing document regarding this Friday's #STOPASIANHATE Day of Action and Healing event. It includes not only information about the event, but graphics, social media, data, context, etc. To access the document, go to https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fWVwywHZ7b9otwnL6IddcyuoJFxZiveq28K2MYRY_rY/mobilebasic
NEW Mar 27 Saturday 9am-1pm, Online:
Amplify! Virtual Workshop and Black Women's Boot Camp
This workshop will provide Black women in Orange County a starting place for considering and exploring a future run for office. Registration is free here Speakers: Mrs. Letitia Clark, Mayor of Tustin, California, Deana Bass-Williams, Principal, Bass Public Affairs, Angela Reddock-Wright, Founder, Los Angeles African-American Women's Public Policy Institute (LAAAWPPI), Dr. Marketa Wills, Chief Medical Officer, Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Vicki Calhoun, Board Trustee, Fullerton Joint Union High School District, Tammy Tumbling, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Orange County Community Foundation, Ms. La She Rodriguez, Chief of Staff to Orange County Supervisor Doug Chaffee, Dr. Jewett Walker, Jr. Principal, Walker Communications, Mrs. Wanda Florence-Calime, Orange County Pioneering Attorney. Host: Dr. Shelley M. Henderson is the President &Chief Executive Officer, National Women's Leadership Council, Inc. A former Associate Director in the Executive Office of the President of the United States, Henderson has served in leadership capacities for over two decades. She is passionate about Amplifying women's voices and dedicated to equipping, empowering and elevating the next generation of women in leadership. Register here
NEW Mar 27 Saturday 10am-noon, Online:
Orange County Equality Coalition: 3rd Annual Our Stories OC Book Fair
Join OCEC for the 3rd Annual Inclusive Virtual Book Fair, which showcases books that celebrate youth of all backgrounds and focus on topics central to our community. Event will feature: OC Drag Queen Electra Young and live readings by elected officials: Mayor of Irvine Farrah Khan, Vice-May or Irvine Tammy Kim and La Habra City School Board President Adam Rogers; plus live readings by authors Shereen Rahming, L.L. Bird, Jessica Herthel, Lesli Mitchell, Ashli St. Armant. RSVP here
NEW Mar 28 Sunday noon, Online:
ICE on Trial, "ShutDownAdelanto": People's Tribunals
The ICIJ and SDA coalition are hosting ICE on Trial, a series of coordinated people's tribunals to address ICE's (and in particular detention centers') human rights abuses through grassroots organizing, pressuring legislators, actions, and putting forth lawsuits where applicable. During this event, judges and directly impacted individuals that will speak on the history of the Adelanto Detention Facility and release a final guilty verdict. The event will include live music, a raffle, and powerful conversations such as the system of support for post-release and our massive collaborative effort the group has taken to support individuals who have been released from the Adelanto detention center. The tribunal will call out all the injustices and mistreatment that ICE and GEO have inflicted on many individuals and join the call to action to shut down Adelanto Register here bit.ly/ICEOT
NEW Mar 28 Sunday 6:30pm, Online:
California Democratic Party Candidate Townhall
Our Revolution Orange County is hosting a candidate townhall for the upcoming California Democratic Party elections! Join the group to hear from progressive candidates and for a robust conversation about issues that affect not only the party but also progressives throughout the community. RSVP here: https://www.mobilize.us/ourrevolution/event/379015/
NEW Mar 31 Wednesday 6pm, Online:
Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter: General Meeting
@ Online via Zoom
Can Biden/Harris handle COVID, foreign policy, gun safety, and immigration, and walk at the same time?!! plus an extensive agenda of reports, discussions, updates on multiple items of importance at national, state and local levels. Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87966457857?pwd=aW9wWlg0VmY0WGw4Z2FFK3VtUjU0UT09#success
NEW Apr 1 Thursday 1:45-3:15pm, Online:
Environmental Education Series
Join Humanist Assoc OC, and United Nations Assoc OC and leading climate scientist Dr. Tom English in an 8-part Environmental Education Series every Thurs from 1:45-3:15, from 2/11/21 to 4/1/21. Tom has a unique ability to communicate difficult concepts in very easy-to-understand ways. He has a huge passion for educating others on the current climate crisis, and the existential threats it's bringing now and to future generations. Link to video recordings for past sessions: 2/11/21 Environmental Perspectives: http://bit.ly/3tS0g7z 2/18/21 Life - Past, Present & Future: http://bit.ly/2NAdhSq 2/25/21 Weird Weather: http://bit.ly/3bLXF6E 3/4/21 Climate Change & Us: http://bit.ly/3uXMsc1 Register for the Series free at: http://bit.ly/3tUoFsZ
NEW Apr 1 Thursday 6pm, Online:
Feel the Bern Democratic Club: Surviving The Party: The politics of the Post #MeToo era
Join the club for a talk about corruption, trauma, and the patriarchy in politics. With Kate Alexandria, the former Digital Director of the CDP, and John Vigna, the former Communications Director of the DCP. Orange County District Attorney Candidate, Pete Hardin, will participate to answer some questions about what can be done about the patriarchal injustices in local & statewide politics & our justice system. Register here https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkdeurqjwoHtTfj-_zG5ykS2OCKkpRnu--?fbclid=IwAR0hBoat5V3ArwTSX-i6V0XPslmU3B9AXNFPtpgyEW2fhcGkEOBVwILo2sE
NEW Apr 1 Thursday 6:30pm, Online:
Democratic Club of West Orange County: No Fooling Fight for a Blue OC with Harley Rouda
DCWOC invites you to engage with your local Democratic Club. Democratic Clubs are the grassroots level of the Democratic Party—engaged in local communities, causes, and campaigns. We are a gateway to county, state, and national Democratic processes. Want to get involved? Want solid, timely information? Attend a local meeting and discover for yourself what we're about and how you can participate! The DCWOC includes Fountain Valley, Huntington & Sunset Beach, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Midway City, Cypress, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and Rossmoor. Doors open at 6:30pm. Programs begin at 7pm. Orange County is trending Blue, but there is still have much work to do to make the county a better place for all to live. Join DCWOC to hear from Harley Rouda, who has just launched his campaign to reclaim CD48!! What is he up against, what does he want to accomplish, and how can you help? Bring questions! Bring a friend! Also get the latest info on a heartbreaking instance of local anti-Asian hate speech from Mary Tromp, President of Seal Beach Leisure World Democratic Club. Join our virtual meeting using one of the three methods below: 1) Join via this link: Click Here (preferred method) 2) After launching Zoom app on your device, select Join and then enter: Meeting ID: 878 9346 7965 Password: 022699 3) [[via cell phone or land line]] Dial this number from any cell phone or landline phone: +16699009128,,87893467965#,,1#,022699# You will be joining the meeting with audio only.
NEW Apr 1 Thursday 6:30-7:45pm, Online:
United for Blue 2022
A historic collaboration! Join local Democrats and special guests for a virtual event that raises crucial funds for the Democratic Party of Orange County and Riverside County Democratic Party for the 2022 Midterms. EARLY BIRD TICKETS $22. Early bird ends March 20! Tickets: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/united2022 Invited Guests: DNC Chair Jaime Harrison, Rep. Katie Porter, Rep. Raul Ruiz, Rep. Mark Takano, Sen. Dave Min, Sen. Josh Newman, Asm. Sharon Quirk-Silva, Asm. Cottie Petrie-Norris, Asm. Eduardo Garcia, Asm. Sabrina Cervantes. ZOOM Link provided upon RSVP.
NEW Apr 1 Thursday 7pm, Online:
OC Humanist Community Open Discussion
Join OC Humanist Community (every other Thurs) for a wide-open discussion on any topic of interest, all to have some fun and build community. The group will decide on topics. Suggestions include: · Upcoming events (SoCal Secular Coalition, AHA etc.), Current events (in the news, covid, politics etc.), How do we deal with news sources, who to trust, how to verify fact from fiction, need for humility - the balance of freedoms and boundaries, Humanism, how do we live meaningful lives, how can we build humanist communities, Show and tell - what's on your mind? (two give 3-5min review), Book review about anything you're passionate about or interested in (music, art, hobbies), Discuss fun things to do together, Anything else on your mind. Register here by clicking on Attend Online
NEW Apr 1 Thursday 7pm, Online:
Democrats of North OC Meeting
Please Register in advance for this Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvcuupqz8iGN11SSeoCzj15M-kx8xS2s-z After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Program will include 1) Jay Chen - Candidate for 39th District. Jay Chen will introduce his campaign for the 39th Congressional District. He is the first candidate to announce that he is seeking this office. 2) #StopAsianHate Starting with Empathy Sometimes it's hard to know what action to take to help social change, but being empathetic is a first big step. Hear one person's experience as an Asian-American immigrant from 8 to 55 years old. DNOC member Angela Lindstrom will share her experience.
NEW Apr 2 Friday 4-6pm, Online:
AAPI Solicrity Rally
@ Orange Circle, 118 Glassel St
Meet at steps in front of Leatherby Library. Hosted by Chapman Activist Coalition Justice Initiative. The OC Justice Initiative are collaborating with youth activists and leaders at @chapmanactivists to hold a Solidarity Rally for all communities of color to stand with our AAPI comrades in the fight for equal justice. Organizers call upon our student activist, leaders, and game changers to show up, speak out, empower others. Three Intentions: Educate: The community on what unity, collaboration and being a accomplice in the struggle for justice can bring to social progress. Motivate: The next generation to empower themselves in the fight against all forms of racism. Demonstrate: Show Orange County what real community looks like!! For a Vigil on display, please offer flowers, candles, and etc. #stopasianhate #stopthehate #loveoverhate #solidarty#fightforlove
NEW Apr 3 Saturday 10am-noon, Fountain Valley:
Vietnamese American Rally Against Asian Hate
@ Mile Square Park Corner of Brookhurst & Heil
The rally is hosted by a committee including Dr. Mai Khanh Tran who said, "As a doctor during a pandemic, I have been working hard to protect our families. As Chair of the 72nd ADA and the Vietnamese American Democratic Club, I have been working hard to promote our democratic values. But with the events of the past weeks--violence against Asians, elders, women--I have speak up. As a member of the organizing committee, I implore you to join us this Saturday at Miles Square Park, our backyard, to speak our collective voice that such hatred is unacceptable." For more info, contact 714/642-9790 or 714/317-6465.
NEW Apr 6 Tuesday 3:30pm, Online:
CA Poor People's Campaign Welcome Session
Join Poor People's Campaign for a Welcome Session for folks who are new to the Poor People's Campaign (PPC). Presentation will include info about the history of the original PPC as well as the founding, structure and activities of the new campaign. There will be time to ask questions and explore options for taking action. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend. This meeting will be closed captioned. If you need ASL please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Tues Mar 30. Forward together, California Poor People's Campaign
NEW Apr 6 Tuesday 5:30pm, Online:
Catch Up with Cottie!
A PREVIEW of what Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris' introduction of 20 bills and preparation for policy committees over the next couple of weeks. To share a few: AB 63: Cuts green tape and allows for the restoration of marine life along California's Coast, AB 110: Prevents fraud at California's Employment Development Department (EDD), AB 540: Increases access to comprehensive healthcare & supportive services to enable vulnerable seniors to remain in their homes, AB 1057: Keeps ghost guns out of the hands of people who may be a harm to themselves or others, AB 1158: Protects the safety of patients recovering from alcohol and substance use by ensuring minimum insurance levels at licensed facilities. For the full list of my 2021-22 bill package, check out her Assembly Website Register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrf-mrrDkjGdyLBw-FRTsPTdKIthqBxP8H
NEW Apr 6-27 Tuesday See details below, Online:
United Farm Workers Fundraiser Spring 2021
The Orange County Interfaith Committee to Aid Farm Workers is proud to support those people who make our bountiful tables possible. Farm workers need support, and you can do that by bidding on the items and by donating. To begin, go here and just click on "Register" to begin as a bidder or on "Donate" to contribute to the support of farm workers. Thank you for your support of farm workers! When you've registered, you can then bid on items by clicking on "Auction" at the top of the web page. Auction Items include: Homemade food, Wine, Home decor, Jewelry, Plants, Crystal, Gift baskets. The committee is still accepting items for the auction. To submit anything to the auction, just take a photo of the item and send the photo, along with the value of the item and the donor's name to Gerri McNenny at email@example.com.
NEW Apr 7 Wednesday 7pm, Online:
Laguna Beach Democratic Club: Orange County's Incarceration System
Join Laguna Beach Democratic Club to hear from Sarah Kahn, ACLU Legal Extern. She will share detailed information and data about the current state of local jails. In addition to addressing problems with a new jail and the OC Board of Supervisors budgeting, Kahn will discuss racial disparities and discrimination inside the jails. Agenda will include dscussion of new Legislative and Youth Committees, the Towel Drive Success and Updates from Board Chairs - Social Media, Membership, Outreach. Register for the meeting here
NEW Apr 8 Thursday 6:30pm, Online:
HB Huddle: Local Elections Meeting
At a recent meeting, Councilmember Dan Kalmick shared the importance of connecting and building relationships with elected officials. As a result, Councilmember Barbara Delgeize has been invited to share her goals for this year and next year. Agenda will include updates on additional action items from the March meeting and organizing the final details for the Wound Walk Collection Drive on April 17. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88075803206 Meeting ID: 880 7580 3206
NEW Apr 8 Thursday 7-9pm, Online:
National Women's Political Caucus OC: #HATEISAVIRUS Founder Tammy Cho
Join NWPC-OC for a discussion with Hate Is A Virus Co-Founder Tammy Cho, NWPC OC President Marlena Truong, and NWPC OC Events Chair Branda Lin. After the discussion, the meeting will be opened up to the audience for a check-in session. The evening will be an opportunity to learn how to be better allies and give APIs a chance to cope and heal. The Event is Free! This is a free event, but donations are appreciated. All donations go towards the efforts to identify, train, and elect progressive, pro-choice womxn in Orange County. Join the event here Contact Marlena Truong · firstname.lastname@example.org · 9514544255
NEW Apr 10 Saturday 10am, Online:
OC Peace Coalition Meeting
OCPC meets every month on the Second Sat, until Jun 12, 2021 (Apr 10, 10am, May 8, 10am, Jun 12, 10am. Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Monthly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZAkdO2tpjopEtFG2GoXeryioBRe-_Zk4_zG/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGspzguH9yUsxGCRpwIHYjCLO_xiH5ej7d7u03CDBhWcBr_OcBwN_9AKtOE Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84934581385?pwd=NW5FSzNnbzNUNjkwcnQ5dm9VOWl1dz09
NEW Apr 10 Saturday 3-4pm, Online:
Fundraiser for David Crockett for Trustee, Rancho Santiago Community College District
Join The Faculty Association of Rancho Santiago Community College District, Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters Local 714, Karen and Andy Thorburn & Adrienne Gladson for a virtually fundraising reception in support of David Crockett for Trustee, Rancho Santiago College Disrict, Area 5. Special guests are Chairwoman Ada Briceno, Democratic Party of OC, Congressman Lou Correa, CA 46th District, Mayor Vincento Sarmiento, City of Santa Ana. RSVP at https://secure.numero.ai/contribute/0410DCFR or with Richard at email@example.com.
NEW Apr 10 Saturday 6-7:30pm, Online:
2nd Annual Wings of Hope: A Fundraiser to Support Our Undocumented Students
The Division of Student Affairs would like to personally invite the community to support the undocumented student population at CSULB campus by attending and supporting the second annual Wings of Hope event's virtual auction. Funds raised will provide scholarships, book grants, and other important resources. CSULB strives to serve as a beacon for our undocumented students. The Division of Student Affairs mission is to support the holistic development of students to enter, progress through, and graduate from CSULB by providing programs and services, utilizing high-impact practices that encourage access and retention, health and wellness, and engagement for all students. Through these core efforts, the Division promotes inclusive excellence to remove barriers, cultivate the well-being of students, and provide co-curricular learning opportunities for student engagement. We invite you to consider joining the Division of Student Affairs by standing in solidarity with our undocumented students by attending and being a sponsor. Register for the event and see more details here
NEW Apr 11 Sunday 6-11am, Online:
Everybody's Got a Right to Live
Recently, folks have been leaving KKK propaganda fliers around Newport and Huntington Beach neighborhoods for a rally this 4/11. To counter hate with love, this ask is simple. Donate $ to organizations countering hate and/or share this post with others and ask them to give because money helps these groups to fight racism and create a more equitable world for everyone. SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER (SPLC) is a catalyst for racial justice in the South and beyond, working in partnership with communities to dismantle white supremacy, strengthen intersectional movements, and advance human rights of all people. TO DONATE - https://donate.splcenter.org/ BLACK LIVES MATTER - Help support a movement that continues to work towards ending violence, liberating black people, and end white supremacy. TO DONATE - https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019 NAACP - ORANGE COUNTY BRANCH - Your donation will help further their mission to ensure political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons while eliminating racial hatred and discrimination.TO DONATE - https://naacp-oc.org/donate/ https://mailchi.mp/8a19264fbacf/update-choose-love-choose-peace
NEW Apr 11 Sunday 10am, Online:
Huntington Beach Arlington West Call
Join Veterans for Peace OC Chapter 211 for the group's first zoom call. If you have an agenda item let, contact You call also use your phone without video if you like by calling one of the numbers under “One tap mobile” in yellow. If you are using your home phone dial 669-900-6833 the Meeting ID: 851 4989 3085 Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85149893085?pwd=NU4zWjVtVjQ1Qm5XZ0NweHo4YTdldz09 Meeting ID: 851 4989 3085 Passcode: 429993 One tap mobile+16699006833,,85149893085#,,,,*429993# US (San Jose)+14086380968,,85149893085#,,,,*429993# US (San Jose) If you have problems calling into Zoom, contact the host directly at 562-522-4241 for help.
NEW Apr 12 Monday 7pm, Online:
Poseidon Hearing Preparatory Meeting
@ Online via Zoom
Join Orange County Desal Coalition to learn more about the status of Poseidon's proposed desalination plant and prepare for the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board hearing on the the project scheduled for April 23. Former Huntington Beach City Council members, Connie Boardman and Debbie Cook, are citizens experts and leaders who stood up against the proposed Poseidon desalination plant. During this online informational briefing, they will be reviewing the problems with Poseidon's plan and the harm it will do to the local community and coastline. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (714) 850-1965 x 1003 for the link to join the meeting.
NEW Apr 12 Monday 7-8:30pm, Online:
Take Action Against Racial Inequity in Orange County
Join Peace Builders of Orange County to break the cycle of racial injustice and poverty in Orange County. The 2019 Equity Profile of Orange County highlights what OC must do to lead the way on racial and economic equity, strategies to ensure accountability, and ways the community as a whole can prepare for any challenges along the way. This event will highlight the results of the study but focus on what can done with the information to make real change to remedy these issues. Agenda includes presentation, discussion, and follow-up action items. Here is a link to the An Equity Profile of Orange County Report https://www.ocgrantmakers.org/resources/orange-county-equity-report/ Sponsored by OC Alliance for Racial Equity (OCARE) Register here for the event.
NEW Apr 12 Monday 5:30-6:30pm, Online:
Pre-Council Meeting Updates and Wellness Check-In with Mayor Khan
Tune in for a preview of the Apr 13, 2021, Irvine City Council meeting and a wellness check-in with Mayor Farrah Khan. Beginning at the 1/26/21 Irvine City Council meeting, a new system for Live public participation through Zoom (in addition to e-comments) will launch. Visit this link for instructions to participate, to view the meeting from home, and to view the full agenda/leave an e-comment here
NEW Apr 17 Saturday 11am, Huntington Beach:
Black Lives Matter: Daunte Wright, Say His Name
@ Main and Pacific Coast Hwy, at the Pier
Join BLM for vigil.
NEW Apr 17 Saturday noon-1:30pm, Online:
BLM National Organizing Call to #ExpandTheCourt
Join OC Poor People's Campaign for this virtual event. How will we ever achieve equal justice under law if the court system itself is unjust?In the name of so-called "justice" -- things like policing, sentencing, imprisonment, and more -- we've seen everything but equal justice under law. Because the systems currently in place across the entire country were never meant to benefit Black folks -- just to exploit them. Register here In the highest court of the land -- the Supreme Court -- this cannot continue to be the case. It's time to expand the Court. The Supreme Court's operation has proven to be undemocratic, illegitimate, and corrupt. Please join OC Poor Peoples Campaign on this national organizing call on court reform with the Sunrise Movement, Demand Justice, and Indivisible to learn more about what you can do to show your members of Congress that you support expanding the Supreme Court.
NEW Apr 17 Saturday 2pm, Online:
Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Rachel Laser: The Center of the Fight for Religious Liberty For Al
Rachel Laser is the President and CEO of Americans United for Separation of Church and State in Washington, DC. If you have questions about this event, please email AU-OC at email@example.com or visit our web site. To join the virtual meeting: https://zoom.us/j/95762913990?pwd=YlJncmFiV0EyOFF1cWErWnlNQ09iQT09 Meeting ID: 957 6291 3990 - Passcode: 191966 Visit Americans United OC at www.au-oc.org
NEW Apr 18 Sunday 11am-3pm, Huntington Beach:
CommUNITY Pop Up Picnic
@ HB Central Park, 7111 Talbert Ave Behind Central Park
Join friends and neighbors for a Pop-Up Picnic to get to know your community and celebrate diversity with local residents and leaders in HB. Featuring: Conversation with local leaders, food trucks, info booths, performances and fun family activities in beautiful Central Park! Reminders: Bring your own picnic blankets/chairs. Please wear a face mask and social distance when possible.
NEW Apr 18 Sunday 2-4pm, 0nline:
Democrats of Greater Irvine Building an Inclusive Society: Stopping Asian Hate & White Supremacy
Along with many community members, club members have been horrified by the incidents of anti-Asian hate in Irvine and over the country. The scourge of white supremacy is continuing in Orange County, as covered by the LA Times recently, and folks around the nation are asking how to stop Asian hate, stop Black hate, stop all hate, by acting against racism. Meeting agenda will include speakers: Prof. Judy Tzu-Chun Wu: Professor of Asian American Studies, Director of Humanities Center, and Chancellor's Fellow at UC Irvine, on how to act broadly and locally to help stop Asian hate; Peter Hardin, Esq., former Judge Advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps, Deputy District Attorney, and Special Assistant United States Attorney, on how the criminal justice system should respond to the rise of hate crimes, including anti-Asian incidents. Also on agenda: an update on the upcoming California Democratic Party Convention happening April 29 - May 2. Register for the virtual meeting at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAud-qgqD0uEtwcirGQyuX5JGRufQQLWcUw If you have any questions, please email the club board at firstname.lastname@example.org
Apr 19 Monday 1:50pm, Online:
Women For: OC - The Law of Cannabis: Lost in the Weeds with Professor Robert Solomon Canceled dur to Illness
Due to illness, the presentation on April 19, is canceled. This event will be re-scheduled as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to seeing you at our May meeting.
Just as the New York legislature agrees to legalize recreational marijuana sales, W4OC brings you The Law of Cannabis: Lost in the Weeds with Professor Robert Solomon, UCI Center for the Study of Cannabis. Schedule: 1:50 Join Zoom, 2:00 - 3:00 pm - Zoom Presentation* 3:00 - 3:30 pm Brief Question & Answer. Professor Solomon begins his presentation with the racist history of cannabis legislation dating back to 1936! Starting with “Reefer Madness,” politicians, doctors, journalists, police, and public officials have made wild claims about the evils and effects of marijuana fueling federal legislation. Conflict between federal legislation and state law ensued leading to many unresolved issues even with current state legislation permitting cannabis use in states across the country. Professor Solomon is uniquely qualified to discuss the Law of Cannabis along with the “scientific, medical, and psychosocial” aspects of clinical cannabis and cannabinoids being studied at the UCI Center for the Study of Cannabis. Join *Zoom Presentation https://zoom.us/j/93419546515?pwd=SjhLOEZpVTR5T2lFTEo2dnBOMDlhZz09 Meeting ID: 934 1954 6515 Passcode: 799400 Any issues getting into Zoom meeting? Contact organizers through email@example.com
NEW Apr 19 Monday 6:45-8:30pm, Online:
Aliso Niguel Democratic Club
April is Restore Our Earth month at ANDC and you won't want to miss the meeting to learn how to improve the quality of lives now and to provide for future generations. Advance Registration here is required and the agenda is packed with content to help understand and take action. Earth Day will be honored featuring Dr. Kathleen Treseder who will teach us how to choose renewable energy for our communities. Dr. Treseder is recognized as "one of the most influential scientists in her field" and her research is often covered by BBC, NPR, Scientific American, New York Times, and Discover Magazine. You will be introduced to OC District Attorney Candidate Peter Hardin and receive an update on the Stop the Republican Recall of Newsom campaign from OC Democratic Party Chairwoman Ada Briceno. Agenda will include an explanation of the upcoming California Democratic Convention and, of course, continue the regular segments of LN and AV City Council Reports and Member's Activism Spotlight. The grace period of all unrenewed ANDC memberships expired at the end of March. Please renew or join now so you will be qualified to vote on important issues. Also, certain future meetings will be open to members only. Questions? Send email to AlisoNiguelDemocrats@gmail.com
NEW Apr 20-23 Tuesday-Friday, Online:
UCI Sustainability Resource Center: Earth Day Activites Schedule
UCI has a Sustainability Resource Center that coordinates ecological awareness activities on campus. For Earth Day week, there are multiple events every day to celebrate "Earth Week"! Here's a link that will allow you to access the schedule (click on download lineup -- or click on the various days of the week). https://sustainability.uci.edu/earthweek/2021programs/
NEW Apr 22 Thursday 5:30-7pm, Online:
Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club Meeting
Schedule/Agenda: 5:30-6:00pm: Happy Hour (BYOB), 6:00-7:00pm: Club Business, Earth Day Presentations, and a Bay Cruise Raffle for 2021 Members only! Your friends at NBWDC are preparing a wonderful virtual Earth Day Club Meeting with a presentation by Antonia Graham, COO of OC Power Authority, who will be speaking about Community Choice Energy, along with our featured speaker, Heather Cieslak, Operations Director for Newport Bay Conservancy. Heather will fill us in on all the latest with regard to the natural environmental treasure - Newport's Back Bay. This meeting will be followed by a Field Trip on Sun, April 25 - kayaking in the Back Bay with Heather! Register here
NEW Apr 22 Thursday 6:30pm, Online:
Earth Day Event: Behind the Road for Climate Action
Join Kathy Andrews and Citizens Climate Lobby-OC to hear the story behind Shahir's Masri's months-long purpose-driven 2019 cross country road trip. You may have heard Shahir tell what he learned from people across the country about how climate change is affecting them. This Earth Day conversation between Shahir Masri and Kathleen Andrews will be more personal. Whether you have your Prius loaded to the gills and are ready to back out of your driveway or don't want to miss a minute of Discovery Channel shows, you'll enjoy hearing about Shahir's more private unforgettable memories from the trip, and his tips for even seemingly job-bound folks to get out on the road. There will be time for Q&A. Shahir Masri is an environmental pollution scientist at the University of California, Irvine, where he works on air pollution exposure modeling and climate change communication research. He is author of the book, Beyond Debate: Answers to 50 Misconceptions on Climate Change and a contributing writer for The Hill. He co-founded the National Outreach Project "On The Road For Climate Action," which empowers everyday people to help solve the climate crisis through community outreach and education across all 50 states. Zoom link is here
NEW Apr 27 Tuesday 5pm, Online:
OC Human Relations: OC Together Dialogue Series on Race Relations
Join honest, powerful & sometimes difficult conversations on Race Relations, Equity & Justice. Dialogues are open to anyone in OC seeking to understand race relations through active listening & learning. Explore, listen & learn from each other through respectful dialogue. Register here
NEW Apr 28 Wednesday 6pm, Online:
Progressive Democrats of America General Meeting
Agenda: Introductions and comments by participants, National update; Announcements on chapters, issue organizing teams, People Demanding Action, New 501(c)4, social media, Rapid Response Team; IOT's, Debriefs, Legislation Advocacy, Reports on partner organizations, Regional and Local Reports, Actions, Open Discussion. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87966457857?pwd=aW9wWlg0VmY0WGw4Z2FFK3VtUjU0UT09#success Meeting ID: 879 6645 7857 Call in +13126266799,,87966457857#,,#,503783#
NEW Apr 28 Wednesday 6:30pm, Online:
Costa Mesa Democratic Club: The State of OC's Justice System
Join CMDC to catch up, discuss local politics & hear from guest speakers on the state of OC's Justice System. Here's the RSVP link for our April 28 club meeting here Agenda includes - Breakout room greetings & club updates - Mayor John Stephens, state of the city update - Chapman Law Prof. Larry Rosenthal, discussing police/sheriff misconduct, and prosecutors' role in curbing it (w Q&A) - Pete Hardin, Democratic candidate for OC District Attorney (w Q&A) - Voting on club bylaws updates For more info, visit www.CostaMesaDemocrats.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org #CostaMesa #RedToBlue
NEW Apr 29 Thursday noon, Online :
OC Forum: The Future of: Law Enforcement
In light of the ongoing social justice movements, the need for policy reform and collaboration between law enforcement and the community is crucial to creating lasting solutions that uplift all aspects of the whole community. The OC Forum invites you to be a part of the critical discussion around how law enforcement, and the people they serve, can work together to address the local community's safety and develop meaningful, sustainable changes. Tune in to “The Future of: Law Enforcement and hear how local law enforcement is evolving to build bridges within the community. Watch on Facebook: Facebook.com/ocforum/live Watch on YouTube: bit.ly/OCFLawEnforcement
NEW Apr 29-May 2 Thursday 7pm-Saturday, Online :
California Democratic Party 2021 State Convention
California has been through A LOT this past year. Despite the challenges, California Democratic leaders are focused and working to help every person recover from the COVID-19 crisis. Rebuilding will take the strength of ALL Californians coming together. And this year, we'd love to see you at our Virtual California Democratic Party's 2021 Convention. Convention Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021 - Sunday, May 2, 2021 REGISTRATION OPEN - cdp convention.org Stay up to date by signing up for CADEM emails or stay connected by visiting cdp convention.org! The website throughout the registration process.
NEW Apr 30 Friday 7pm, Online:
Nuestros Manos and Colectivo Tonantzin: May Day Celebration
We will join with Nuestras Manos, @tonantzincollective and more to review the history of International Labor Day. Local groups will also speak about what they are doing on issues that impact our communities and announce the marches that will take place for citizenship for all campaigns This event is free. Zoom meeting ID is 362 586 2797 and call-in is 669/900-6833. https://www.facebook.com/events/251308343408601/
NEW May 1 Saturday 11am, Online:
The National Organization For Women-Orange County Chapter (OC-NOW): Postcard Party
The NOW-OC Chapter (OC-NOW) will host a Zoom meeting - Call To Action: May Day Postcard Party in Support of the PRO Act. Please RSVP at email@example.com to receive Zoom link.
NEW May 3 Monday 6:30-8pm, Online:
Imagine Action OC: Separation of Church and State
Hear from a national export on separation of church and state. Rob Boston will offer a summary of the origins of church-state separation in America, discuss the range of current threats and articulate a positive vision for the future, including tips on what activists can do. Rob Boston is Senior Advisor at Americans United for Separation of Church and State. He is the author of four books: Close Encounters with the Religious Right: Journeys into the Twilight Zone of Religion and Politics (Prometheus Books, 2000); The Most Dangerous Man in America? Pat Robertson and the Rise of the Christian Coalition (Prometheus Books, 1996); Why the Religious Right Is Wrong About Separation of Church and State (Prometheus Books, 1993; second edition, 2003) and, most recently, Taking Liberties: Why Religious Freedom Doesn't Give You The Right To Tell Other People What To Do (Prometheus Books, 2014). He is frequently quoted in the print media on church-state topics, and is widely sought out for public speaking. Suggested pre reading: https://www.au.org/.../february.../featured/myths-debunked https://www.au.org/.../february.../featured/myths-debunked Register here
NEW May 4 Tuesday 7pm, Online:
Residents for Responsible Desalination
Join Residents for Responsible Desalination for a conversation about the status of the fight against Poseidon and next steps. Hear from Ray Hiemstra of Orange County Coastkeeper. He will review last week's Regional Water Quality Control Board decision (RWQCB) and discuss what's ahead. It's been a few days since the RWQCB approved the permits (with conditions) that Poseidon desalination needs to move forward. Poseidon says the conditions that the permit requires will delay the project. Time will tell if that is true. Far more likely than not, it's yet another Poseidon ruse of claiming "infeasibility". While the RWQCB was the best and cleanest way to defeat Poseidon, there are other agencies (some far less friendly to ocean polluters) that still have to weigh in. So the next steps will be interesting and your participation will be important. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link
NEW May 5 Wednesday 7pm, Online:
Laguna Beach Democratic Club: California's Housing Shortage
Guest speakers Senator Scott Wiener (D-CA11) and Kelsey Brewer, Communications & Policy Manager, Jamboree Housing Corporation, will discuss CA's housing shortage and The Importance of Affordable Housing. State Senator Scott Wiener has recently introduced bills to simplify state housing regulations to make it easier for locales to support affordable housing development, including easing local restrictions that inhibit multi-family housing and providing for housing for at-risk youth. Kelsey Brewer has been active at the state level in promoting passage of the Orange County Financial Trust Bill, to fund housing specifically assisting the homeless population and people of no or low income. Register here
NEW May 6 Thursday 6:30pm, Online:
Democratic Club of West OC
Democratic Club of West Orange County DCWOC invites you to engage with your local Democratic Club. Democratic Clubs are the grassroots level of the Democratic Party—engaged in local communities, causes, and campaigns and serve as gateways to county, state, and national Democratic processes. Want to get involved? Want solid, timely information? Attend a local meeting and discover for yourself. The DCWOC includes Fountain Valley, Huntington & Sunset Beach, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Midway City, Cypress, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and Rossmoor. Doors open at 6:30pm. Programs begin at 7pm. Hear from guest speakers: Dave Min, California State Senator (SD37) and Glenn Grandis, Fountain Valley City Council Member about their objectives and accomplishments since being elected in 2020? What plans are in the works impacting their constituents? Get the straight scoop from our own OC electeds. Bring questions! Bring a friend! Before joining our meeting make sure you have the Zoom Client software installed on your computer or smart device and create a Zoom Login Account. This is required because for security purposes you MUST be authenticated before joining the meeting. Click Here to Install the Zoom Client software or update your existing Zoom to the most current revision. Join the virtual meeting using one of three methods: FIRST METHOD Join via this link: Click Here (preferred method) SECOND METHOD After launching Zoom app on your device, select Join and then enter: Meeting ID: 878 9346 7965 Password: 022699 THIRD METHOD via cell phone or land line: Dial this number from any cell phone or landline phone: +16699009128,,87893467965#,,1#,022699# Yu will be joining the meeting with AUDIO ONLY
NEW May 6 Thursday 7pm, Online:
Democrats of North OC:
Please Register in advance for this Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUufuyorDguHtKkh2oShe3wt_Lsq-DuuN5V After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Program: Elizabeth Hansburg of People for Housing, Orange County (OCYIMBY), will give an update on the Housing Element in North Orange County. Program will include a short recap of the California Democratic Party Convention form our Vice President, Aaron Wodka.
NEW May 8 Saturday 10pm, Online:
Orange County Peace Coalition
Join OCPC for regular meeting. Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Monthly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZAkdO2tpjopEtFG2GoXeryioBRe-_Zk4_zG/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGspzguH9yUsxGCRpwIHYjCLO_xiH5ej7d7u03CDBhWcBr_OcBwN_9AKtOE Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84934581385?pwd=NW5FSzNnbzNUNjkwcnQ5dm9VOWl1dz09 Meeting ID: 849 3458 1385Passcode: 077414 One tap mobile +16699006833,,84934581385#,,,,*077414# US (San Jose) +14086380968,,84934581385#,,,,*077414# US (San Jose)
NEW May 8 Saturday 11am-1pm, Fullerton:
Celebrate John Lewis Car Rally to Support Voting Rights
@ Fullerton City Hall, 303 W Commonwealth
Join Indivisible CA39 for a Car Rally to celebrate John Lewis in name and show support for the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R.4). State Senator Josh Newman, Assembly member Sharon Quirk-Silva, and other community leaders will start the group off. Bring your family and friends! Park on the Amerige side of the building. Congregate on the Commonwealth side to hear the speakers. Map provided at event For the Rally, attach a POSTER to your car touting voting rights Slogan suggestions: PROTECT YOUR VOTE! FIGHT VOTER SUPPRESSION! VOTING RIGHTS ACT - YES! SUPPORT VOTING RIGHTS BILLS! WE SUPPORT VOTING RIGHTS! If you need further info email email@example.com
NEW Mau 9 Sunday 1:30-3:30pm, Online:
Taking Action on the Climate Crisis
Join Humanist Assocation of OC, Climate Action Campaign and OC Power Authority to hear, from Ayn Craciun, an update on the Climate Crisis and a huge action item for real change. Ayn is a passionate climate advocate focused on facilitating adoption of Zero Carbon Climate Action & Adaptation plans, growing city participation in Orange County's first ever Community Choice Energy Program - the OC Power Authority, and advancing equity and justice in the region. Use Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86504674490
[Changed] May 15 Saturday 2pm, Online:
Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Film - America and the Holocaust: Deceit and Indifference
Speaker will be Phil Zuckerman on the topic, What It Means to be Moral: Why Religion Is Not Necessary for Living an Ethical Life. Phil Zuckerman is a professor of sociology and secular studies at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. If you have questions about this event, please email AU-OC at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit web site at www.au-oc.org. To join the virtual meeting: https://zoom.us/j/97042297496?pwd=cFhIS0E3SnNmTWRJNHVaNW9CU2RuZz09 Meeting ID: 970 4229 7496 Passcode: 557323
This film is part of AU-OC's on-Going “Flicks for Thought” Series. Zoom link is https://zoom.us/j/97042297496?pwd=cFhIS0E3SnNmTWRJNHVaNW9CU2RuZz09 Meeting ID: 970 4229 7496 Passcode: 557323 The film explores America's attitude towards the holocaust, what the government did and did not do, particularly with the State Department's committed approach to not allowing the entry of Jews. And more recently Justice Scalia suggested that church-state separation played a part in bringing about the Holocaust. As Americans United commented, it shows an appalling ignorance of history and a complete lack of judicial temperament. Thom Hartmann responded that rather than separating church and state, Hitler used the German state church to aid his rise to power. Bruce Prescott of Mainstream Oklahoma Baptists said Scalia, “like most theocrats, persists in revising history to fit his ideology.” About the film: In 1938, American society had its own political, social, and economic problems, including a long-standing--and rising--anti- Semitism. Despite stories coming from Europe about a campaign to force Jews out of Germany and about the horrors of Kristallnacht, the majority of Americans were fearful that an influx of immigrants would only aggravate the serious unemployment problem brought on by the Depression. After the film, join the discussion on whether or not it could it happen again. For more information: www.au-oc.org, email: email@example.com or call 714-299-4551
NEW May 16 Sunday 9am, Online:
Cousins Club Event with Israeli Palestinian Confederation
Cousins Club Members are invited to participate in a collaborative, interactive and thought-provoking event sponsored by the Israeli Palestinian Confederation to demonstrate how a common government could make peace in Israel / Palestine. Special guest Jeff Halper, an Israeli anthropologist and Director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) in Jerusalem, will be joining the simulation. The simulation will deal with the connection between religion and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict. Everyone is invited to participate. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81558578111 Meeting ID: 815 5857 8111 Passcode: 712278 SPONSERED BY THE ISRAELI PALESTINIAN CONFEDERATION. CONTACT JOSEF AVESAR AT 818-324-3182 firstname.lastname@example.org For questions about the Cousins Club please email email@example.com.
NEW May 16 Sunday 2-4pm, Online:
Democrats of Greater Irvine: The American Rescue Plan
Hear from federal to local levels on President Joe Biden's American Rescue Plan. Speakers: DNC Member and Climate Hawks Vote founder, RL Miller, as well as local updates from: Supervisor Katrina Foley, Vice Mayor Tammy Kim, Councilmember Larry Agran, ASUCI's Josh Block on District Elections in Irvine. R.L. Miller founded Climate Hawks Vote to build grassroots political power for the climate movement. Miller is also a Woolsey fire survivor, elected to the Democratic National Committee (2020-2024), and elected chair of California Democratic Party's Environmental Caucus (2013-2021). Register in advance for our May 16 meeting here
NEW May 17 Monday 2pm, Online:
Women For: OC Discussion on Antisemitism in America
Join Women For: OC for interactive discussion on Antisemitism in America: Why Here? Why Now? Discussion Leader Lisa Armony is Chief Impact Officer and Director of the Rose Project of Jewish Federation of Orange County. In these capacities, she oversees grantmaking, leadership development and educational initiatives. She has worked extensively on OC college campuses, including for two years as interim Executive Director of Hillel Foundation of Orange County, to support Jewish life and on challenging issues of campus climate for Jewish students. As part of this work, she developed an experiential educational program that brings students to the Middle East to explore the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from diverse perspectives to diffuse tensions on campus and to promote dialogue and deeper learning. Now in its seventh year, the program has been scaled and runs on more than 60 campuses in North America. A former professional journalist, Lisa has written for numerous trade journals, magazines, and newspapers. She holds a BA and graduated Magna cum Laude in Political Science from Cornell University and an MA from Yale University. She has also studied at Tel Aviv University's Moshe Dayan Center for Middle East Studies and earned a certificate in Israel experiential education from the iCenter and George Washington University. She is currently completing a dual master's degree in Jewish and Israel education from the Melton Centre for Jewish Education at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is a fellow in the Executive Leadership Program at the Mandel Institute for Nonprofit Leadership. Join *Zoom Presentation https://zoom.us/j/94448229226?pwd=bXRudXRuMTJOYWZ4a1d3YUg2ZW9EZz09 Meeting ID: 944 4822 9226 Passcode: 646859 Any issues getting into Zoom meeting? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW May 17 Monday 7-9pm, Anaheim:
Housing is a Human Right: Collaboration & Execution
@ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim - UUCA511 South Harbor Boulevard
Join Peace Builders of Orange County to fight for justice for people experiencing homelessness and those at risk of homelessness. Homelessness is a public health issue and a humanitarian crisis in OC, but the county spends none of its own growing budget on housing to end it. Instead, the Board of Supervisors increase funding for the sheriff's department and increase policing the symptoms of the problem rather than treating the cause of the problem. Meanwhile, local governments criminalize the necessary act of sleeping in public, even though the county's dire shortage of affordable housing, services, and program space means that many people literally have nowhere else to live. Mentally and physically disabled, and economically disadvantaged citizens end up in jail—merely for the “crime” of being too poor to afford any kind of home in one of the most expensive housing markets in the nation. Register here
NEW May 19 Wednesday 9:30am-noon, Your City:
Anaheim McDonald's Workers Strike for $15
@ Your Local McDonald's
Our Revolution Orange County is standing shoulder to shoulder with McDonald's workers planning a strike to demand a minimum wage of $15 an hour! Please join Our Revolution Orange County, CA and Feel the Bern Democratic Club, Orange County to show our support! Bring your blow horns and signs to your local McDonalds. And don't cross the picket line! RSVP's here: https://www.mobilize.us/ourrevolution/event/390149/
NEW May 19 Wednesday 7pm, Online:
People's Budget OC Webinar Series
Save this date for part 2 of People's Budget OC webinar series! KNOWLEDGE DROP$: Follow the Money Backward$ Register here: http://bit.ly/KnowledgeDrops2
NEW May 19 Wednesday 7pm, Online:
Breath of Fire's The COVID Monologues
FREE RSVP HERE: www.muscocenter.org. Named simply the COVID-19 Monologues, each spoken presentation illustrates the life of an ordinary person who passed away to COVID-19, memorializing their everyday battles and accomplishments in a tapestry woven with grounding, intimate details and inspiring in their reflective insight. Join Breath of Fire's Sara Guerrero* and Diana Burbano* with The MUSCO Center for an evening of remembering lives lost and inspiring those still living. Q&A with some of the amazing Covid writers & contributors: Mercy Vasquez, Lisa Alvarez, Mark Whicker, and William Butler IVIncluding a highlight reel the additional monologues in this second edition. A total of 24.
NEW May 21 Friday noon-1pm, Online :
OC Human Relations: 30th Anniversary Virtual Celebration
Join OC Human Relations for an exciting Virtual Event to celebrate this 30th year together! Participants will look back at the group's accomplishments and more importantly, share its vision for fostering open dialogue, acceptance and love in the local community, now and always. The event features keynote speaker John A. Powell (UC Berkeley), multi-media artist Amanda Lee Harris-Givvs, and spoken word performer, Arielle Estoria. Get more details and register on the website here
NEW May 24 Monday 5pm, Online:
Campaign Kick Off for Dr. Kathleen Treseder, Candidate Irvine City Council
The election will be in Nov 2022. Join her special campaign launch with an incredible list of speakers, including Congresswoman Katie Porter, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, DPOC Chairwoman Ada Briceno, WAVE President Joanna Joyce Weiss, and UCI Dean Frank LeFerla. https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/.../Kathl.../KickOff
NEW May 25 Tuesday 10am-noon, Zoom :
Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice
Join organizers for virtual CLUE meeting via Zoom to hear from workers and partners who are struggling to keep communities afloat, and discerning how gifts of faith and eloved community may best be utilized during this time. Thank you for registering in advance for our meeting here After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the link to join the meeting. If you have any questions, please reach out to email@example.com.
NEW May 26 Wednesday 6pm, Online:
Progressive Democrats of America General Meeting
Agenda: Introductions and comments by participants, National update; Announcements on chapters, issue organizing teams, People Demanding Action, New 501(c)4, social media, Rapid Response Team; IOT's, Debriefs, Legislation Advocacy, Reports on partner organizations, Regional and Local Reports, Actions, Open Discussion. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87966457857?pwd=aW9wWlg0VmY0WGw4Z2FFK3VtUjU0UT09#success Meeting ID: 879 6645 7857 Call in +13126266799,,87966457857#,,#,503783#
NEW May 26 Wednesday 6:30pm, Online:
Costa Mesa Democratic Club: Housing in Costa Mesa: Mythbusting
Join CMDC for Housing in Costa Mesa: Mythbusting & Advocacy Solutions. Hear from Andrea Marr, Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem, Kelsey Brewer, Jamboree Housing Policy Director, Tim Shaw, OC United Way. Topics; The State of Housing in Costa Mesa, Barriers to Building Affordable Housing, Housing Advocacy 101. Register here
NEW May 27 Thursday 5:30-7:30pm, Online:
Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club: Members in the Spotlight!
In honor of Mothers Day earlier this month, NBWDC decided to not look for an inspirational speaker to speak to the club, but instead, look to the club's own Members for inspiration. This month, the meeting will be focused on five of club Members in the Spotlight: Kim Carr, Mayor of Huntington Beach, Veronica Phillips, veteran & transgender rights activist, Laura Davick, founder of Crystal Cove Conservancy, Bethany Webb, gun safety and anti-death penalty activist. One more mystery guest! The meeting runs from 6-7pm, but please join at 5:30 for some socializing beforehand, and if you would like to stay online until 7:30, you will have that opportunity available as well, to ask questions of the Members in the Spotlight. Register here
NEW May 27 Thursday 7pm, Online:
OC Humanist Community Open Discussion
Join Humanist Association of OC (every other Thursday) for a wide-open discussion on any topic of interest, all to have some fun and build community. The group will decide on topics. Suggestions include: · Upcoming events (SoCal Secular Coalition, AHA etc.), · Current events (in the news, covid, politics etc.), - How to deal with news sources, who to trust, how to verify fact from fiction, need for humility - the balance of freedoms and boundaries, - Humanism o how to live meaningful lives, o how to build humanist communities, - Show and tell - what's on your mind? (two give 3-5min review) o Book review o Could be about anything you're passionate about or interested in (music, art, hobbies. - Discuss fun things to do together -. Anything else on your mind. To register, go here
NEW May 27 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Online:
Individual CA 39 General Meeting: Asian Hate Report and More
Agenda: Orange County Human Relations Commission will present on Asian Hate in Orange County; John Lewis Voting Rights Act Car Rally held on May 8th; What's next for Indivisible CA39? The group wants your input. Announcements: Indivisible CA 39 celebrates Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Norma J. López, Executive Director of the OC Human Relations Commission, will be guest speaker for the general meeting. The commission's 2020 Hate Crimes Report is in the works. Sign up here! https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pf-qoqjwuH9Vuu5AHpjgRihp82tl48Jwa
NEW May 28 Friday 7pm, Fullerton:
Community Vigil for Hector Hernandez
@ 3620 W. West Ave
Many folks in Orange County aren't aware that on May 27, 2020, Hector Hernandez was shot and killed by Fullerton police in his front lawn after a domestic dispute. His family, friends, and neighbors, along with the Justice for Hector Hernandez Coalition have been calling for accountability and justice from the Fullerton Police Department. A year later, the investigation still hasn't been completed, and the officer involved is still patrolling Fullerton streets. Can you join family, friends, and community for a vigil outside Hector's home to commemorate his angel-versary? Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org at Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice. For more info: An op-ed by Justice for Hector Coalition-member, Carolina Mendez: Still Here - Our Community's Call to End Deadly Policing Practices Follow the Justice for Hector Hernandez FB page
NEW May 29 Saturday 10-11am, Irvine:
DGI Donation Drive for Wound Walk
@ Irvine High School, 4321 Walnut Ave
Help us help Wound Walk OC help those in the most need! Most needed items: - Water- Gatorade- Large Bandages- Granola Bars- Socks Or, check their most needed items list here Note: the link is to Amazon website but items may be purchased elsewhere. Learn more on Wound Walk at: https://woundwalk.org/
NEW May 29 Saturday 10am-2pm, Online: Planned Parenthood Advocacy Ambassador Training @ Online via Zoom Volunteers who are ready to take their involvement to the next level will learn new skills and strategies for the important outreach and advocacy work that must be done in order to shape the future of sexual and reproductive health care in California and beyond. A very special guest speaker will help kick-off the training, Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gomez-Reyes! You won't want to miss out. The Advocacy Ambassador 101 training will cover basics about Planned Parenthood services, advocacy, messaging, how to share your story, and a look at the fight ahead. Every participant will receive food delivery credit and of course, Planned Parenthood Swag. Register today at: bit.ly/CAFambassador101 Interested in learning more? Join Advocacy Night next week on May 27 at 6pm at Advocacy Night to hear more about this training series! RSVP here: bit.ly/May21AdvNight If you have any questions please feel free to reach out PublicAffairs@PPOSBC.org.
NEW May 29 Saturday 3pm, Online:
Play Scattergories Online for Orange County Peace Coalition!
You're invited to join friends of OC Peace Coalition to play Virtual Scattergories. Win great prizes and help raise funds fo OCPC. Donation requested: $10. Make donation at this link: https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=9YZH6HE9EBA4S You can also mail a check payable to Orange County Peace Coalition to Dorrine Marshall, 5200 Irvine Blvd. Sp. 56, Irvine, CA 92620 Join the game with this Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81608392365 For more information, contact Jan at email@example.com
NEW Jun 1 Tuesday 9:30am, Online:
Orange County Board of Supervisors Community Public Comment
Description: An accessible, online option for public comments to the OC Board of Supervisors. During the pandemic, most governments -- from State Legislatures to School Boards -- have developed reliable online video or phone conferencing options for people to give comments to their representatives in an open, public manner. In response to the Republican-majority Orange County Board of Supervisors' failure to provide an online or phone option for public comment, its failure to require masks or social distancing at its meetings, and its failure to address complaints of terrorizing and threatening behavior, the Democratic Party of Orange County is opening a virtual “Community Public Comment." Register here
NEW Jun 1 Tuesday 3pm, Online:
Have Fun Playing Games for OC Peace Coalition!
@ Online via Zoom
First Annual BoggleMania Invitational Tournament using Zoom. Play off Date to be determined. Free practice sessions: 5/25 @3pm and 5/27 @ 11 am. Prizes and Trophy for winner. Sign up today at: MFSOOC@earthlink.net. or call 562-833-8035. Your $10 donation to to play will benefit the Orange County Peace Coalition. To make donation, use PayPal here or Mail checks payable to OCPC to Dorrine Marshall, 5200 Irvine Blvd., Sp. 56, Irvine, CA 92620.
NEW Jun 2 Wednesday 7pm, Online:
Laguna Beach Democratic Club General Meeting - Climate Action
Dr. Kathleen Treseder and Ayn Craciun are motivated and passionate advocates working at the city and county levels to advance innovative climate measures. Their work will take the community into the modern era in terms of reducing the climate threats Laguna Beach and Orange County face. These speakers will address how Laguna Beach and other cities can update and enforce climate regulations, where climate and social justice movements intersect, and what Lagunans can do to make the town more sustainable. Register here to receive Zoom link.
NEW Jun 3 Thursday noon-1pm, Online:
Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties: Community Action Fund Annual Event
Join Community Action Fund supporters for this virtual event featuring special guest Erwin Chemerinsky, renowned scholar of constitutional law and Dean of the Univ of CA, Berkeley School of Law. Discussion will focus on the impact that the new Supreme Court will have on Roe v. Wade, healthcare coverage, voting rights and access to safe, legal abortion. RSVP here Virtual link will be provided in confidential email.
NEW Jun 3 Thursday noon, Online:
OC Forum: Interview with Senator Padilla
The OC Forum invites you to join a special event with California Senator Alex Padilla, Thursday, June 3 at 12 PM. This exclusive interview will cover what's on the horizon for California, as well as his experiences as a new Senator. YouTube link here Facebook listing here
NEW Jun 3 Thursday 6:30pm, Online:
Democratic Club of West OD: Education on the Board!
DCWOC puts the spotlight on local leadership and education, starting with the Orange County Board of Education (OCBOD). Do you know what goes on there? Do you want to know more about the trustees and their duties, and what's happened and what's upcoming? Join DCWOC to get the inside scoop from: Rebecca "Beckie" Gomez, OC Board of Education Trustee, District #1. Then hear the latest from DCWOC member & FVHS teacher who was recently elected to the FV school board: Steve Schultz, FV School District, Board of Trustees Member. Bring questions! Bring a friend! Doors open at 6:30pm. Programs begin at 7pm. Before joining meeting make sure you have the Zoom Client software installed on your computer or smart device and create a Zoom Login Account. This is required because for security purposes you MUST be authenticated before joining the meeting. Join meeting using one of the three methods below: 1) Join via this link: Click Here (preferred method); 2) After launching Zoom app on your device, select Join and then enter: Meeting ID: 878 9346 7965 Password: 022699; 3) [via cell phone or land line] Dial this number from any cell phone or landline phone: +16699009128,,87893467965#,,1#,022699# You will be joining the meeting with audio only.
NEW Jun 6 Sunday 6-8pm, Online:
Stop the Musick Coalition Webinar: Who's in OC Jails?
Join Diversity & Inclusion Task Force and IUCC Advocates for Peace & Justice for an examination of racial disparities in OC jails featuring a new report from Million Dollar Hoods. In this workshop, presenters will share the key elements and history of Orange County's current incarceration trends and explore the revealing patterns of racial disparities to evaluate the harms of jail expansion. This has disproportionately caged Black and Latinxs people. The group will hear from guest speakers and afterwards discuss the direct impact of these harms on the community's most underserved members. How can the group disrupt these trends and patterns to get the desired community? This workshop offers strategies and direct actions to push for community-based alternatives to punishment and incarceration in OC. Register for the webinar here
NEW Jun 8 Tuesday 7pm, Online:
Play Virtual Scattergories to Support Orange County Peace Coalition
You are invited to join friends of OCPC to play Virtual Scattergories! Win great prizes and help raise funds for the OC Peace Coalition! Donation requested: $10 via https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=9YZH6HE9EBA4S Checks made payable to Orange County Peace Coalition can be mailed to 5200 Irvine Blvd. Irvine, CA 92620 Zoom link for Jun 3 is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83222681953 There are openings for Scattergories also on Sat May 29, at 3pm. Contact Jan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
NEW Jun 10 Thursday 6pm, Online:
Democrats of North OC Take Back the 39th with Rep. Ted Lieu
The DNOC is incredibly excited to announce that its summer fundraiser will feature Rep. Ted Lieu. Lieu will spend the evening with DNOC and discuss the important work that Democrats are focused on in Congress. Please RSVP to the event, and help take back the 39th Congressional District! Tickets are $139.39 for a sponsor (includes 4 guests) and $39.39 for an individual ticket. https://secure.actblue.com/donate/tlieuevent Tickets for a raffle with cool prizes (stay tuned) are just $1!
NEW Jun 12 Saturday 9:30-11:30am, Online:
United Nations Association of USA Meeting
Join UNA-OC members to learn more about the great work UNA-OC and UNA in general are doing and how you might be able to get in involved. The group is committed to making the world a better place for all. UNA-OC serves the community at large, by bringing awareness about humanitarian issues both on the local and global scale. UNA-OC is a local chapter of the United Nations Association (UNA-USA) and a program of the United Nations Foundation. As part of UNA-USA's grassroots network the OC chapter works to advance the goal in various ways: 1) identify local Sustainable Development Goals (SDG') champions—from mayors, to business leaders, to innovators and volunteers—and celebrate their efforts through awards and public events 2) volunteer with and help elevate local partners and programs who support the goals, such as food banks and refugee resettlement organizations. 3) stand up for policies that advance the 2030 Agenda in city hall, the state house, and on Capitol Hill. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/una-oc-board-and-members-meeting-tickets-135634633841
NEW Jun 12 Saturday 10am, Online:
Orange County Peace Coalition
To join the Orange County Peace Coalition (OCPC) virtual meeting, please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZAkdO2tpjopEtFG2GoXeryioBRe-_Zk4_zG/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGspzguH9yUsxGCRpwIHYjCLO_xiH5ej7d7u03CDBhWcBr_OcBwN_9AKtOE To join the meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84934581385?pwd=NW5FSzNnbzNUNjkwcnQ5dm9VOWl1dz09 Meeting ID: 849 3458 1385Passcode: 077414 One tap mobile+16699006833,,84934581385#,,,,*077414# US (San Jose)+14086380968,,84934581385#,,,,*077414# US (San Jose) Dial by your location Dial by your location +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) Meeting ID: 849 3458 1385Passcode: 077414 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kc4Kwus2Jr
NEW Jun 12 Saturday 11am, Online:
The National Organization for Women-OC Chapter Morning of Action
OC-NOW's Morning of Action: Postcard Event. Make your voice heard on Three Action Issues: 1- AB1171 - End Spousal Rape Exception (Authors: Garcia-CA & Cortese-CA) 2- Menstrual Equity For All Act of 2021 (Author: Meng-NY) 3- Orange County Office of Independent Review (OIR) to Initiate an Investigation Into the District Attorney's Office. Locate Your State Senate and Assembly Representatives prior to event @ http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov You have the option to use your own postcards or OC-NOW letterhead (link to print letterhead will be provided). RSVP email@example.com
NEW Jun 12 Saturday 2pm, Online:
Celebration of Life for Ruth Shapin
@ Online via Zoom
Please join friends and relatives to celebrate Ruth Shapin's life. Ruth was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Anaheim for over 50 years. In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to the church. Please send donations in memory of Ruth Shapin to: UUCA, 511 S. Harbor Blvd. Anaheim, 92805. Register in advance here
NEW Jun 19 Saturday 2pm, Online:
Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Dannie Ceseña on Health Care Collaborations for the LGBTQ Community
If you have questions about this event, please email AU-OC at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our web site. To join the virtual meeting: https://zoom.us/j/98034678918?pwd=YlltM2pVV1RrTFVKZ0JlbXNYRmNnUT09 Visit Americans United OC at www.au-oc.org
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 email@example.com 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!
(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!
or (714) 955-7765
(4th Tuesdays) 6:30-8:30pm, Locations Vary (usually Tustin): National Women's Political Caucus of OC monthly meeting This is a pot luck; please bring a dish to share with 4-6 people. Guest speakers each month. Please visit nwpcoc.org/calendar for location, meeting details, and to RSVP.
Tuesdays, 7pm, Santa Ana: Junta de Voluntarios/Volunteer Meeting El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N Ross St, Santa Ana, CA 92701 elcentroculturaldemexico.org
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com; International website: Womeninblack.org . Local call: 949-588-9367
@ LGBTQ Center Orange County, 1605 N. Spurgeon St.
Join us for our newest group, Study with Pride, a tutoring group for LGBTQIA youth ages 13-18. Youth are invited to stop by for homework help and tutoring on topics, such as math, science, and writing, and grab a snack in a safe and supportive environment.
Wednesdays, 5-6 PM, Irvine: College Democrats at UCI firstname.lastname@example.org Social Science Tower (SST) 120 ucirvinedemocrats.webs.com
(Last Wednesday), 5-6:30pm Seal Beach: SENIOR 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, email@example.com. (See also Mondays)
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org Amanda Woo email@example.com
(2nd Wednesday), 7 pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd Assembly Democratic Alliance meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm (door is open at 6:30pm), at International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) District Lodge 725, 5402 Bolsa Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92649. For information, scheduled guest speaker, and map www.72ndada.com.
(2nd Wednesday), 7-10pm, Santa Ana:
CopWatch Santa Ana General Meeting/Community Forum
El Centro Cultural de México,
837 N. Ross St.
You are invited to come participate in direct-action based barrio organizing against the police state. Every 2nd wed. of the month at 7pm. Professional childcare will be provided. Agents of the state including the Santa Ana Police Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement are NOT welcomed.
(Usually 4th Wednesday),
7 pm, Fountain Valley:
Democratic Club of West OC
Green Valley Adult Clubhouse (in the Green Valley neighborhood, south of Mile Square Park, off Warner Ave.),17250 Los Jardines West, Fountain Valley
Doors open at 6:30PM, program begins at 7:00 PM (speaker would start about 7:20 PM and speak until 8:30 PM, according to speaker's wishes with time for Q & A). check website for holiday and summer schedule and special events. DemClubofWestOC.org
Thursdays, 7:30-10:30 am, Santa Ana: Los Amigos de Santa Ana, a progressive networking group, meets at Mariscos Zamora Restaurant 3701 W. McFadden Ave, #H, Santa Ana, 92704, (714)650-9287
(1st & 3rd Thursdays), 6:30-8:30 PM, Irvine: pints and politics are suspended momentarily while we look for a new location. firstname.lastname@example.org
(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 email@example.com
7-9 PM, Whittier:
Whittier Area Peace & Justice Coalition
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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: email@example.com 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.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, Orange: #Strike4Climate #FridaysForFuture, Orange City Hall, 300 E Chapman Ave Join us this and every Friday morning at 8A or whenever you can make it. This is part in the #GretaThunberg -led global #strike4climate effort. Bring signs, chalk, or whatever you need to express yourself. It's time to show up, stand up (or lie down), and speak up for #ClimateJustice.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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,
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 email@example.com
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow us on Facebook.
Saturdays, 9-11am, Irvine: Weekly 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.
Saturdays, 9am-2pm, Irvine: OC 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 email@example.com or call 714 717 4424. ocgreenmarket.com
Saturdays, 9:30-11:30am, Orange:
Connecting 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Neighborhood Organizing with DGI
@ 58 Costero Aisle
We are reaching out to fellow Democratic voters in the Irvine community to organize and engage them in Democratic politics. To flip Irvine blue in 2018 and beyond, we need to activate as many Democratic voters as possible, and every Saturday is an opportunity for you to join DGI Neighborhood Organizers and canvass neighborhood in Irvine. facebook.com/events/419679898481002 - Text/call: (949) 683-9852 for directions. - Please park in the uncovered areas. Remember to bring your bag/backpack, hat, bottled water, sunscreen, clipboard, pen, charged up cell phone/device, and comfortable walking clothing/shoes. Wear a name badge/label, and if you have some Democratic Party gear to wear - great!
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 email@example.com for more information
Saturdays, 11am-1pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna 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 Beach: SENIOR 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.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.
Every Sunday from noon to 1pm,
Huntington Beach: At Main St. and PCH S/W corner For more info. Contact, Albert firstname.lastname@example.org Dorrine email@example.com theyoungturks.com/section/Enough dfalink.com/event.php?id=25376
Sundays, noon-2pm: Anaheim: Protest 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 Food Not Bombs (foodnotbombs.net/california.html)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
AddressesClubhouse 1, 24232 Calle Aragon, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.