Weekly Orange County Progressive


Wednesday January 15, 2019     Issue No. 695


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JANUARY

New Jan 2 Thursday 6:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC: Impeachment Past & Present with Jonathan Adler

new Jan 4 Saturday 10am, Irvine: AD74 Special Election for Executive Board Representative

New Jan 4 Saturday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: No War In Iran OC Action

New Jan 5 Sunday 7:30am, Huntington Beach: Arlington West Memorial

New Jan 5 Sunday 10am-2pm, Orange: OC For Bernie; Official Power Canvass

New Jan 5 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC: Water Update

New Jan 5 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Barnstorm Volunteer Training with Team Warren; Elizabeth Warren

New Jan 6 Monday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC Meeting & Dinner

NEW Jan 7 Tuesday 7pm, Irvine: Open Government Speakers on US Provocation with Iran

New Jan 8 Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Melissa Fox for California Assembly; Wine & Treats with Special Guest Treasurer Fiona Ma

New Jan 8 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club: A New Way to Vote is Coming to OC

New Jan 8 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats: Elections & OC Sup. Candidate Ashleigh Aitken

New Jan 9 Thursday 5pm, Huntington Beach/Irvine/Laguna Beach: No War With Iran: Day of Action

[Canceled] Jan 9 16 Thursday 7-9pm, Tustin 6-8, Santa Ana: OC Women's March Sign Making with National Women's Political Caucus-OC

New Jan 10 Friday 8an, Orange: #Strike4Climate #FridaysForFuture

new Jan 10 Friday 3:30-4:30pm, Huntington Beach: Climate Rally

New Jan 11 Saturday 9:30-noon, Corona del Mar: Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) OC Coast Chapter meeting

New Jan 11 Saturday 10am, Anaheim: OC Peace Coalition Meeting - Stop All Wars & Bring Our Troops Home

New Jan 11 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Santa Ana: OC NAACP General Meeting

[Moved] Jan 11 Saturday 4-6pm, Orange Brea: Get the Facts: Ballot Pickup (aka "ballot harvesting") Workshop with Democratic Party of OC

New Jan 12 Sunday 1-3pm, Orange: Dave Min; Canvassing

New Jan 12 Sunday noon-3pm, Aliso Viejo: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club Primary Election Canvass

New Jan 12 Sunday 4-6pm, Irvine: OC for Elizabeth Warren; Community Canvass

New Jan 13 Monday noon, Irvine: Sunrise Movement UCI: NO WAR on IRAN! Green New Deal Rally

New Jan 13 Monday 5-6:30pm, Irvine: Strategic Energy Plan Stakeholder Workshop #2

New Jan 13 Monday 5-8pm, Huntington Beach: Special Study Session - Homelessness Response Program

New Jan 14 Tuesday 4-7:30pm, Santa Ana: OC For Bernie Debate Watch Party

New Jan 14 Tuesday 5pm, Anaheim: Indigenous Peoples Day

New Jan 14 Tuesday 5-8pm, Fountain Valley: OC for Elizabeth Warren Debate Watch Party

New Jan 14 Tuesday 5:30-8:30pm, Fullerton: North OC 4 Bernie Debate Watch Party

New Jan 14 Tuesday 7-9pm, Irvine: DemOCPolitical Action Committee Meeting: OC Board of Education Races

New Jan 15 Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm, Fullerton: Brandman for OCBE D4 Kick-Off

New Jan 15 Wednesday 5:30-8pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club: Impeachment Update and Board Elections

New Jan 15 Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm, Lake Forest: Memorial for our Neighbors Without Homes

New Jan 15 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Orange: Democratic Party of OC Harnessing the Power of Women

New Jan 15 Wednesday 7-8:30pm, Brea: Indivisible CA39 - General Meeting

New Jan 15 Wednesday 8-9pm, Garden Grove: VietRISE; Apply to Tiếng Lớn | Tiến Lên Social Justice Academy!

Jan 16 Thursday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: OC Women's March Poster Making Party with Planned Parenthood

New Jan 16 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Orange: Reducing Modern-day Slavery & Wage Theft

New Jan 16 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Tustin: Support Dave Min for SD-37

New Jan 16 Thursday 7-9pm, Westminster: Westminster Democratic Club: Meet the Candidates Plus Registrar of Voters Presentation

[Rescheduled] Jan 17 Friday 4-5:30pm, Irvine: Iranian-American Community Town Hall

New Jan 17 Friday 7:30-9pm, Santa Ana: Democratic Socialists of America: Electoral Committee Meeting

New Jan 18 Saturday 8am-1:30pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats: 2020 Women's March Bus to Santa Ana

New Jan 18 Saturday 8:15am, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle's 3rd Annual Bus to OC Women's March 2020

New Jan 18 Saturday 8:30am-noon, Brea: Democrats of North OC: OC Women's March-Get on the Bus

New Jan 18 Saturday 9am, Santa Ana: OC Indigenous Women's March

NEW Jan 18 Saturday 9am, Santa Ana: Women Of Color Rally

NEW Jan 18 Saturday 10am, Long Beach: Martin Luther King Jr Parade

new Jan 18 Saturday 10am-1pm, Santa Ana: Women's March 2020

New Jan 18 Saturday 2-3pm, Laguna Beach: Harley Rouda Town Hall

New Jan 18 Saturday 2:30pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State, OC Chapter: "2019 Year in Review"

New Jan 19 Sunday 10:30-11:30am, Lake Forest: Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation King's Poor People's Campaign

New Jan 19 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine, with Candidates for Congress, State Assembly, Bd of Supervisors & Central Committee

New Jan 19 Sunday 2-5pm, Santa Ana: Democratic Party of OC Getting Our Bands Back Together: Organizer Training for 2020

New Jan 19 Sunday 4-6pm, Aliso Viejo: Our Revolution Southern California / PDA South OC January Chapter Meeting

NEW Jan 20 Monday 5:30-7:30pm, Costa Mesa: Women In Leadership 2020 KICK OFF Event and Fundraiser!

New Jan 20 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Laguna Niguel: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club

New Jan 20 Monday 7-9pm, Anaheim: Poor People's Campaign Open the Government

New Jan 21 Tuesday 5-8pm, Corona del Mar: Newport Beach Deocratic Club

New Jan 21 Tuesday 6-8pm, Orange: Democratic Party of OC Adopt-A-Precinct

NEW Jan 21 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club Meeting with Simulation of Israeli-Palestine Confederation

New Jan 22 Wednesday 5:30-7pm, Santa Ana: DFOC Reception with Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley

New Jan 22 Wednesday 6pm, Orange: Roe v Wade Vigil

New Jan 22 Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm, Orange San Juan Capistrano: Interfaith Prayer and Action for Social Justice

New Jan 23 Thursday 6-8pm, Anaheim: Meet & Greet with Paulette Chaffee, Candidate OC School Board

New Jan 23 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Orange: A New Way to Vote is Coming to OC

New Jan 23 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America: Intersectional Queer and Feminist meeting

New Jan 24 Friday 7-9pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America general meeting

NEW Jan 25 Saturday 4-5pm, Laguna Niguel: No War on Iran! Global Day of Protest

new Jan 25 Saturday 5-9pm, Orange: DPOC Reception with CA Senator Maria Elena Durazo

New Jan 25 Saturday 6-9pm, Irvine: Candidate Panel 2020

NEW Jan 26 Sunday 2-4pm, Brea: Lavender Dems General Meeting: 2 Hours of Power

New Jan 27 Monday 6-7pm, Orange: Democratic National Committee Candidate Forum

NEW Jan 27 Monday 6:30-8pm, Irvine: Intro to the New OC Voting Process: Find Out What's New!

NEW Jan 28 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Feel the Bern Democratic Club

New Jan 29 Wednesday 6-8pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club: Voting 101 w/ Special Guest Neal Kelley, OC Registrar of Voters

New Jan 30 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Irvine: Climate Reality Project OC Chapter - New Year Kick-Off Meeting: Climate Action for 2020


FEBRUARY

NEW Feb 1 Saturday 9am-6pm, Aliso Viejo: Soka Univ of America 1st Annual Students of Color Conference: Building a World Without Empires

NEW Feb 1 Saturday 9:30am-noon, Lake Forest: GOTV for Andy Thorburn, candidate for Board of Ed

New Feb 1 Saturday 2-9pm, Santa Ana: Tocada para la renta 2020

New Feb 2 Sunday 3:30-9pm, Irvine: White People Against White Supremacy; Book Discussion: White Fragility

New Feb 3 Monday: Registrar of Voters begins mailing vote-by-mail ballots

New Feb 3 Monday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC Dinner/Meeting

NEW Feb 6 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC Presents "Heads Up" with Michael Hiltzik

New Feb 11 Tuesday 7:30-9:30pm, Irvine: United to End Homelessness Homelessness 101

NEW Feb 12 Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm, Irvine: Book Talk - Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy

NEW Feb 13 Thursday 5:15-7pm, Irvine: Iranian-American Community Town Hall

New Feb 13 Thursday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice: Architects of Justice 2020

NEW Feb 15 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State, OC Chapter

New Feb 17 Monday: Last day to register to vote for the Presidential Primary Election

New Feb 18-Mar 3 Tuesday-Tuesday: Conditional Voter Registration period

New Feb 22-Mar 3 Saturday-Tuesday: select vote centers are open to the public

New Feb 25 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Feel the Bern Democratic Club

New Feb 29-Mar 3 Saturday-Tuesday: additional vote centers are open to the public


MARCH

New Mar 3 Tuesday 7am-8pm: Primary Election

New Mar 21 Saturday 9:30am-1:30pm, Santa Ana: Women For: OC; Great American Write-In

NEW Mar 21 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State, OC Chapter Pluralism, Interfaith Literacy and Social Justice


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Apr 1 Monday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women's Club of South OC: Doing Our Fair Share To End Homelessness @ San Juan Hills Golf Club, 32120 San Juan Creek Rd
Hear from Top OC Homeless Experts, including: Brooke Weitzman, Attorney & Lead Counsel in recent lawsuit, Co-founder of the Elder Law and Disability Rights (ELDR) Center, named one of the most influential people in Orange County in 2018 by the OC Register; Dawn Price - Executive Director, Friendship Shelter; Becks Heyhoe - Senior Manager, United to End Homelessness; Judson Brown / Hafska Kaka - Housing / Homeless - City of Santa Ana ; Moderated by Kelsey Brewer, Communications & Policy Manager, Jamboree Housing Corp and also named as one of the most influential people in Orange County in 2018. Local Electeds / City Representatives are also being invited. Homelessness: The Data, Constitutional and legal issues of the homeless, How sheltering the homeless works, Permanent housing solutions, How one OC city stepped up to the plate at record speed. Solutions for South OC. Watch for requests TBA closer to the meeting, asking you to bring items for the homeless. Buy tickets secure.actblue.com/donate/april2019meeting  Earlybird pricing ends Mar 15.

Apr 1 Monday 6pm, Huntington Beach: Community Action: HB City Council Meeting @ Huntington Beach City Hall, 2000 Yorktown
Agenda will include public comments, a staff report, discussion and vote on a lease to provide a 50-bed Navigation Center for people experiencing homelessness. The city will contract with a non-profit service provider, but maintain the security of the building and surrounding area through a 24/7 guard service and HBPD. To support the action, send an email of support to Mayor Peterson for the 50-Bed Navigation Center, show up to give council members courage to vote in support, connect with Shirley Detloff shirleydettloff@socal.rr.com  if you plan to speak during public comments, talk to family, friends and neighbors and this info. Resources to prepare email and comment. 1. Link to council agenda item #13 and then click on the links for other documents.  Daily Pilot Homeless Shelter HB article  United Way of Orange County - Homelessness Cost Study 2. Send a brief email to Mayor Erik Peterson, erik.peterson@surfcity-hb.org and cc: Cathy Fikes, CFikes@surfcity-hb.org, to express your support of Item # 13, City 50-Bed Navigation Center. This very needed transitional shelter allows people to take the time they need to secure affordable housing during a 90 day period. The property is surrounded by fencing, the high school campus is secure and the city will maintain security through HBPD and 24/7 on-site security. Your email content may include the following: Explain who you are (resident/homeowner of HB for # of years, your connection with any local non-profit or faith community that serves those in need, why you believe homelessness is not acceptable). How you will support this center i.e. volunteer, make a donation to the provider. Goal is to provide balanced representation of the community's opinion and feelings.

Apr 2 Tuesday 11am-noon, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: Tuesday With Trump - Save The ACA @ HB , 101 Main St.
When Healthcare is under attack! What do we do? Stand Up Fight Back! Calling all Health Care Warriors! We need you! Meet us in front of Jack's Surfboards Bring your signs and your voice.

Apr 2 Tuesday 6:45-8:50pm, Brea: Indivisible CA 39 Members' Meeting - Change from the Inside @ Brea Community Center, 695 Madison Way
This is the regular Indivisible CA 39 Members' meeting, featuring speaker Senator Josh Newman. April 2 in the Brea Community Center "Art Studio" Additional details: facebook.com/events/1995056543927000

Apr 4 Thursday 5pm, Brea: Release the Full Mueller Report @ Corner of State College Blvd and E Imperial Hwy
Indivisible CA39 Team Rally to demand the release of the FULL Mueller Report NOW - NO REDACTIONS! RSVP here  This will be a peaceful, non-violent protest. Bring your signs and US flags. Make a sign on a sheet of paper, poster board, or any piece of cardboard. Bring banners. Stay on the sidewalk please. Parking is available at the Brea Mall and next to the bank. Read the parking signs. Immediately, please contact (call and write) your congressional representatives to demand release of the FULL Mueller report and for Congress to start using subpoenas.

Apr 4 Thursday 4pm, Laguna Hills: Release The Full Mueller Report! @ In Front of In-N-Out, corner of El Toro & Ave Carlota
A National Day of Action is dedicated to demanding that Attorney General William Barr #ReleaseTheReport.  Barr has offered an alternate timeline for a redacted version of the report—but the public deserves the full report and Congressional leaders and the American people expect it now. RSVP for this event here or find an event near you at https://www.trumpisnotabovethelaw.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response/search/#ReleaseTheReport   Bring signs, wear tRump jailed costumes, baby tRump balloons, etc, be ready to join in chants. Family friendly event! Confrontational behavior will not be tolerated.

Apr 4 Thursday 5pm, Irvine: Release the Full Mueller Report Now! @ Corner of Alton Parkway and Culver Drive
This will be a peaceful, non-violent protest. Bring your signs and US flags. Make a sign on a sheet of paper, poster board, or any piece of cardboard. Bring banners. Stay on the sidewalk please. If there is a big crowd, the group can stretch out along both Culver and Alton. The goal is to make a huge statement throughout the country that can be seen all the way to the White House! RSVP here  To find other events, check here

Apr 4 Thursday 5-6pm, Santa Ana: Release The Full Mueller Report! @ Sasscer Park, Ross & Santa Ana Blvd,
OC Rapid Response and Indivisible OC 46 A National Day of Action is dedicated to demanding that Attorney General William Barr #ReleaseTheReport.  Barr has offered an alternate timeline for a redacted version of the report—but the public deserves the full report and Congressional leaders and the American people expect it now. Join OC Rapid Response and Indivisible OC48 at this event or find an event near you at https://www.trumpisnotabovethelaw.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response/search/#ReleaseTheReport

Apr 4 Thursday 5:30-7pm, Irvine: Masters of Urban and Regional Planning Program: Student Housing Report @ Crystal Cove Auditorium, 4113 Pereira Dr
The ASUCI Office of the President and Housing Security Commission presents a grandbreaking report on student homelessness and housing insecurity presented by Izzak Mireles. A housing insecure individual is one who face high housing costs in proportion to income, poor housing quality, unstable neighborhoods overcrowding, homelessness, or discrimination on the basis of race, gender, sexuality or immigration status.

Apr 4 Thursday 6-8pm, Huntington Beach: OC Rapid Response Network Leadership & Skill Building Trainings for First Responders - Week 7: What's happening with DACA and TPS? @ Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 9812 Hamilton Ave.
An overview or step-by-step guide to help organizers, community members, and those directly working with immigrants or the undocumented community, to respond during or after an enforcement action has occurred. The goal ultimately, is to meet the needs of the community under these stressful and turbulent times, by connecting directly impacted community members to resources, legal and community support.
Skill Building Trainings will cover the following topics:   2/21: Introduction to the Rapid Response Network   2/28: Keeping Workplaces and Community Health Centers Safe   3/7: Landscape in Huntington Beach   3/14: Sanctuary as Policy   3/21: Trans Liberation Fight in Santa Ana   3/28: Family Preparedness Planning and Consultation   4/4: What's happening with DACA and TPS?   4/11: Participatory Defense and Campaign Development:   4/18: Art as Activism Workshop facebook.com/events/1263875650437263

Apr 4 Thursday 6-8:30pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC: Plans to Address Homelessness @ Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 N Harbor Blvd
Attendees will hear a joint presentation  from the Placentia City Administrator Damien R. Arrula and Buena Park City Manager Jim Vanderpool, who will discuss the first-of-its-kind regional collaboration to gain compliance with Federal Mandates, Navigation Center logistics, and the efforts to address homelessness in North OC. Over the past several years, the OC homeless population has increased and as a result, cities have new federal and local mandates requiring action to provide housing for its homeless population. The North OC cities of Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, La Habra, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Orange, Placentia, Stanton, Villa Park, and Yorba Linda are working together to develop a comprehensive approach to address homelessness regionally. These cities, comprised as the North Service Planning Area (SPA), are collaborating on a unique, cooperative agreement to address homelessness through the establishment of two Navigation Centers. Hear more about the plans at the meeting. Due to a required change to Democratic Party chartered clubs' By-Laws, newly updated By-Laws will be reviewed.

Apr 4 Thursday 6:30-9pm, Huntington Beach: Taco Thursday 2019, Democratic Club of West OC @ Don Ramon's Mexican Restaurant, 16961 Goldenwest St.
This is your chance to mix and mingle with fellow OC Democrats and to connect with local electeds and candidates. DCWOC's fun and fabulous Taco Thursday returns by popular demand. Are you a local elected or candidate and want to be added to the program? Email DCWOCeventRSVP@yahoo.com or text or call Julie at 562-857-9831. Follow us on Facebook for updates on speakers and availability. https://www.facebook.com/DCWOC

Apr 5 Friday 6:30-8pm, Anaheim: OC 4 Bernie in Little Arabia @ El Mahroosa Cafe & Hookah Lounge, 930 S Brookhurst St
Join community members from the Arab American, Muslim and all Bernie supporters as they come together to network and talk about what can be done to make sure Bernie Sanders wins the Democratic Party nomination and the 2020 presidential campaign. Free food will be available.

Apr 6 Saturday 9am-2pm, Santa Ana: 69th Annual League of United Latin American Citizens OC District 1 Conference @ Rancho Santiago Comm College Dist, 2323 N Broadway, Board Room
Hosted by Santa Ana Council #147, the theme is "Understanding the Fundamentals to be Effective" Cost: $35 (No RSVP $40); Students $10. Includes continental breakfast, LULAC registration/program and lunch. Opportunity drawing ticket purchase available. Speakers TBA. RSVP no later than Wed Mar 27. Contact Viola Myre at vmmyre@yahoo.com or 714/606-2852 for registration information.

Apr 6 Saturday 10am-noon, Newport Beach: John Wayne Airport Town Hall @ Newport Beach City Hall Civic Ctr Community Room, 100 Civic Ctr Dr
Presented by Supervisor Michelle Steele and Newport Bch Mayor Diane Dixon, the focus will be on upcoming OC Bd of Supervisors' votes to changes to operations at John Wayne. This is an important town hall to get to speed and express your concerns. Seating is limited; RSVP to tiffany.kim@ocgov.com

Apr 6 Saturday 10:30am-1:30pm, Santa Ana: Orange County Congregation Community Organization Foro de Inmigracion @ Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Rectory, 1100 S Center St
Conozca sus derechos constitucionales, qué hacer en caso de deportación, algunos tipos de VISAS y mucha más información. OCCCO y el ministerio IMACMA de la Parroquia de Inmaculado Corazon de Maria le traen este foro de inmigracion totalmente sin costo. Todos tendran la oportunidad de hacer preguntas generales, asi es de que prepare su pregunta y aclare sus dudas. El cupo para las consultas personalizadas seran limitadas, por el momento se atenderan a las primeras 20 personas que lleguen al foro y esten regisradas. Etiquetas aqui

Apr 6 Saturday 12:15-1:45, Anaheim: Anaheim Democrats Meeting on Rent Control @ Haskett Library, 2650 W Broadway
Democrats are invited to come learn about rent control in Santa Monica. Tracy Condon, Executive Director of the Santa Monica Rent Control Agency, will talk about their program.

Apr 6 Saturday 4-6pm, Santa Ana: Celebrating Alex Odeh @ Makara Center for the Arts, 811 N Main St.
"Celebrating Alex Odeh" on Saturday, April 6, 2019, will mark what would have been the 75th birthday of poet, activist, and Santa Ana resident Alex Odeh; as well as the 25th Anniversary of the statue dedicated in his honor at the Santa Ana Public Library.   Odeh's story remains untold to many city residents, and this event intends to promote awareness of his work as a poet and human rights activist. The performance will feature newly translated readings of Odeh's book "Whispers in Exile" in English, Spanish and Arabic, set to an original music score.   This event is FREE and open to the public.

Apr 6 Saturday 5-9pm, Irvine: Living Ubuntu-Earth Day 2019-Protect Our Species @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
In honor of Earth Day 2019 Living Ubuntu presents Protect Our Species. Schedule: 5-6:30pm: Vegan Cooking Demo & Dinner; 6:30-9:00pm: Speakers (plus a dessert break). Free Admission. Complete program schedule, list of speakers, updates & registration can be found on the Eventbrite ticketing site. (Space is limited, register early on Eventbrite.) Speakers include Joni Marie Newman, Vegan Author & Chef, Founder & Contributor, Just the Food; Andy Shrader, Director of Environmental Affairs, Water Policy and Sustainability for Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz. Additional speakers still being confirmed. Human beings have irrevocably upset the balance of nature. If we do not act now, extinction may be humanity's “most enduring legacy.” The Earth Day Network is asking people to join their "Protect our Species" campaign. Their goals are to: Educate and raise awareness about the accelerating rate of extinction of millions of species and the causes and consequences of this phenomenon. Achieve major policy victories that protect broad groups of species as well as individual species and their habitats. Build and activate a global movement that embraces nature and its values. Encourage individual actions such as adopting plant based diet and stop Questions? Email: info@livingubuntu.org

Apr 6 Saturday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Libertarian Socialist Caucus of Democratic Socialists of America @ Taqueria Carniceria Tapatia Inc, 202 S Bristol St
Discussion of how to bring libertarian socialism to Orange County. All interested are welcome. If you are interested in joining the caucus, please bring proof of membership in DSA (membership card, email receipt, etc.)

Apr 7 Sunday 12:30-2:30pm, Irvine: Redistricting Commission Public Info Forum @ 15 Riparian Vw
Congressional & State Redistricting Commission Public Information- FREE PresentationTopics to include:   1. Becoming a Comissioner   2. Participation as a Community Organizer 3. Representing Communities of Interest related to redrawing district boundariesPresented by the non-partisan CA Citizens Redistricting Commission current chair Jodie Filkins-Webber and commissioners Jeanne Raya, Peter Yao, and Andre Parvenu.For more information and to RSVP click link   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/congressional-state-redistricting-commission-public-information-forum-registration-57477160735

Apr 7 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC: The Real Green New Deal @ Community Meeting Room, Irvine Ranch Water District, 15500 Sand Canyon Rd.
The Green Party of Orange County will present a series of monthly presentations about the Real Green New Deal, a set of proposals to initiate a national mobilization to halt climate change, create 20 million jobs by transitioning to 100% clean renewable energy by 2030, and investing in public transit, sustainable (regenerative) agriculture, conservation and restoration of critical infrastructure, including natural ecosystems. ocgreens.org Additional details: facebook.com/events/319996641994835

Apr 7 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Farrah N. Khan 100 Days in Office Celebration @ Woodbury Community Center, 130 Sanctuary (Long Meadow and Jeffrey Avenue)
Join me and my team as we celebrate our 100 Days in Office! Hear about all the work we have done and the projects we're currently working on. We will have informational booths for traffic/transportation, community services, city planning, city finance and crafts for the kids.   This is a family friendly event, drop by for a little while or stay the whole time, we want to connect with you. Sign up for one of our Round Table Discussions and meet new friends/neighbors.   Light refreshments will be served.
You will have the opportunity to hear about all the work we have done and the projects we're currently working on. The following commissioners will have informational booths:     Finance Commissioner, Dale Cheema, will provide updates about the City's budget   Planning Commissioner, Steve Huang, will provide updates about upcoming development   Community Services Commissioner, Branda Lin, will provide information on updates to our community parks and shade structures   Green Ribbon Environmental Committee Member, Senait Forthal, will tell you about community choice energy and the zero food waste program   Children, Youth and Family Committee Member, Dr. Dina Eletreby and Child Care Committee Member, Dr. Seema Choudhary, will have a fun artistic activity where children can paint a tile to take home.   Senior Citizen Council Member, Harish Murthy, will have an educational table.   Please let us know if you are coming by emailing: rakbari@cityofirvine.org or RSVP on the Facebook event page. https://www.facebook.com/events/1238405152974301

Apr 8 Monday 7pm, Laguna Beach: A reading of 12 Angry Men performed by 12 Impassioned Women @ Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Playhouse is pleased to join women on stages across the country in presenting a play-reading of Reginald Rose's classic courtroom drama of 12 Angry Men. Written in 1954, 19 years before women were permitted to serve on juries in all 50 states, Rose's drama will be presented across the country in a national initiative to highlight the power in simply speaking up and to celebrate the importance of each and every voice. Laguna Playhouse will partner with League of Women Voters of Orange Coast to offer voter registration and materials for engaging others at community level to increase registration and turnout.  Also, discussion following the play. RSVP here.

Apr 10 Wednesday 5-7pm, San Clemente: CAP OC Community Forum #1 @ FAM Family Assistance Ministries, 1030 Calle Negocio
Learn more about our OC Community! Join the conversation and let's discuss important community issues such as health, housing and employment affecting our commnunity LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD! Light refreshments will be available. If you have any questions please contact: Alexander Caro acaro@capoc.org 714-897-6670 ext: 3405

Apr 10 Wednesday 6-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Indivisible OC 46 @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St.
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Apr 10 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Resilience OC: State of OC Community Town Hall @ Delhi Center, 505 E. Central
Have you been hearing about the latest changes to immigration policy in Orange County? Have you read our report that highlights enforcement trends in OC? Resilience OC, Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), the UCI Law Immigrant Rights Clinic, and the OC Rapid Response Network invite you to our State of OC Community Town Hall to learn about OC's anti-immigrant history, levels of collaboration between local law enforcement agencies and ICE, and ways you can get involved to limit, if not end, detentions and deportations in Orange County.

Apr 10 Wednesday 7-10pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats: Sabrina Hughes #MeToo in Orange County, Are We Doing Better?
In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, join OCYD as we reflect on how we can build a safer & more inclusive Orange County. We'll also discuss the implications of the #MeToo movement locally and in the Presidential primary.   Moderated by: Sabrina Hughes, a Prevention Education Specialist at Orange County's only rape crisis center, Waymakers. Sabrina graduated from UC Irvine with her Bachelor's Degree in 2016. During her time at UCI she was a co-chair for the Campus Assault Resource and Education (CARE) Office's Peer Education Program and led the planning for multiple Take Back the Night events.

Apr 11 Thursday 9-10:30am, Irvine: Transportation Corridors Agency - Board of Directors Meeting - Save our Village by the Sea @ 125 Pacifica
Join No Toll Road & No Toll Lanes on the I 5 for the next TCA Board of Directors meeting. Since new board members will be attending, please come even if you have spoken before.  New members do not understand what it going on. Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/301205147166425/4

Apr 11/12 Thursday 9:30am-Friday 5:30pm, Fullerton: 49th CSUF Philosophy Symposium @ pin Philosophy at California State University, Fullerton, 800 N. State College Blvd.
For parking info, visit http://parking.fullerton.edu Philosophers of science, especially feminist philosophers of science, have recognized that the identity of the members of the scientific community influences the questions explored, the methodology proposed, the qualitative reading of the data collected, and the conclusions drawn from the scientific study as a whole. In other words, the diverse identity of the community of scientists impacts the epistemic research and conclusions of science. We have invited six exceptional speakers in I hope that you can join us in engaging these philosophers at this year's symposium.

Apr 11 Thursday, 10:30am Huntington Beach/noon Orange/1:15pm & 1:45-3pm Santa Ana: Poor People's Campaign: Truth & Poverty Tour
The Poor People's Campaign, locally represented by the Orange County, CA Poor People's Campaign Steering Committee, is organizing statewide tours in 28 states as part of the National Emergency Truth and Poverty Bus Tour through the month of April to amplify the real emergency in this country of 140 million poor and low-wealth people who live paycheck to paycheck. Please join the tour in OC for any of or all stops. There will be political education, site visits, testimonies by people who are impacted.
10:30am Naval Weapons Station and Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge, meet at 15922 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach.  What To Expect: Site Visit, Testimonies, & Political Education.
noon, ICE Detention Center- Theo Lacy Facility, meet BJ's Restaurant at 460 The City Dr S., Santa Ana, Park as close as you can to the street, What To Expect: Site Visit, Testimonies, & Political Education.
1:15pm - Courtyard Homeless Shelter, 400 W Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, What To Expect: Site Visit, Testimonies, & Political Education.
1:45pm Testimonies/Witness - Board of Supervisor Bldg, 333 W Santa Ana Blvd, Santa Ana, (Corner of W. Santa Ana Blvd and N Broadway).
Contact Lisa Pedersen for more info lisapedersen99@gmail.com

Apr 11 Thursday 11am-1pm, Irvine: Brady Orange County: Conversation on School Shooter Drills @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club15 Riparian Vw
Join Brady OC to discuss the impact school shooter drills are having on kids, teachers, and families and to share YOUR stories. Then, the goal will be to work together to determine what actions can be taken to stop the trauma. Due to the sensitive nature of this topic, stories that are shared within the group will STAY within the group, unless the individual sharing declares otherwise in order to avoid any negative repercussions for the student/teachers that are currently in schools.

Apr 11 Thursday 6-7pm, Huntington Beach: Congressman Rouda's First 100 Days Town Hall @ Senior Ctr in Central Park, 18041 Goldenwest St
Doors open at 5:30pm. RSVP Here: tinyurl.com/Rouda100Days

Apr 11 Thursday 6-7:30pm, Orange Big Ideas: Sandra Robbie Mendez v. Westminster: For All the Children/Para Todos los Niños @ Leatherby Libraries, Chapman University, 1 University Dr.
Sandra Robbie, Founder of the OC Museum for Peace & Freedom   The Emmy-winning documentary Mendez v. Westminster: For All the Children tells the story of the 1947 Orange County civil rights case that helped end segregation in California, paving the way to Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. In this talk, Sandra Robbie, writer/producer of Mendez v. Westminster, connects the histories of WWII, Japanese internment, and the segregation of Asian Americans, Native American, African Americans and Latinos to show that we are all connected in the American Civil Rights story...and that we make history everyday in every interaction.   Big Ideas is a free, public lecture series exploring the depths of Mexican and Mexican-American culture by top academics in the fields of Mexican Studies, Religious Studies, and Music, leading to the Heartbeat of Mexico festival at Chapman University from May 23-26, 2019.

Apr 11 Thursday 6-8pm, Huntington Beach: OC Rapid Response Network Leadership & Skill Building Trainings for First Responders Participatory Defense and Campaign Development @ Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 9812 Hamilton Ave.
An overview or step-by-step guide to help organizers, community members, and those directly working with immigrants or the undocumented community, to respond during or after an enforcement action has occurred. The goal ultimately, is to meet the needs of the community under these stressful and turbulent times, by connecting directly impacted community members to resources, legal and community support.
Skill Building Trainings will cover the following topics:   2/21: Introduction to the Rapid Response Network   2/28: Keeping Workplaces and Community Health Centers Safe   3/7: Landscape in Huntington Beach   3/14: Sanctuary as Policy   3/21: Trans Liberation Fight in Santa Ana   3/28: Family Preparedness Planning and Consultation   4/4: What's happening with DACA and TPS?   4/11: Participatory Defense and Campaign Development:   4/18: Art as Activism Workshop facebook.com/events/1263875650437263

Apr 11 Thursday 6-8pm, Irvine: Dave Min's State Senate campaign Fundraiser with OC Women Leaders And State Controller Betty Yee
Come join special guest CA State Controller Betty Yee at this fundraiser for Dave Min's State Senate campaign. RSVP to ash@davemin.com Location Provided with RSVP

Apr 11 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: Local Elections Team - Josh Lowenthal Forward to 2020 @ 5261 Foxglove Dr.
HB Huddle's Local Elections Team is thrilled to welcome back Josh Lowenthal. Let's talk about what went right and what went wrong in the November 2018 Election. We need to get started on the road to the 2020 Election. The L.E Team wants to start planning voter registration & neighborhood precincts. Lots to do and it starts now with us. Fired Up & Ready To Go!

Apr 11 Thursday 7pm, Fullerton: Democratic Socialist of America-OC: Environmental Justice Committee @ Dripp - 500 N Harbor Blvd Ste B
The Environmental Justice committee will be meeting to discuss and plan upcoming events.

Apr 11 Thursday 7pm, Brea: Sierra Club Rio Hondo Chapter - Saving Coyote Hills @ Coco's Restaurant, 1250 East Imperial Hwy
Coyote Hills is a 510-acre open space that is under threat of development. Learn how you can help the efforts of Friends of Coyote Hills, a group whose mission is to save all 510-acres as a park and preserve for now and the future. Please order a meal or appetizer to support the venue. Angela Lindstrom is president of the chapter.

Apr 12 Friday 6-8pm, Stanton: A Country Called Syria Presents heritage: she, A Night of Celebration @ Stanton Central Park, 10660 Western Ave
A Country Called Syria invites its members and friends to experience a spoken word fundraising event showcasing the stories of women, heritage, migration and refuge. Funding will go to support the A Country Called Syria (ACCS) Oral History Project. In 2019 ACCS is gearing up to launch its oral history project, focusing on documenting and highlighting the stories of Syrians who have settled in America in the last seven years, following the Syrian Revolution. Proceeds from this event will support the project. Enjoy an evening of storytelling, refreshments and art, all from women in the community. Tickets are $10 and are available here. Seating is limited so please RSVP and get your tickets soon. For more information, please email ACountryCalledSyria@gmail.com.

Apr 12 Friday 7-8:45pm, Orange: OC Interfaith Coalition for the Environment: Livingroom Dialogues @ Sisters of St Joseph, 480 S Batavia St.
An opportunity to dialogue with Dr. Masri and others about Climate Change and its impact on local, state, country and global areas. Time to see discuss and learn of ways everyone can do their part to help restore health and sustainability to our communities and world. Please RSVP - Dr.revsusan@gmail.com

Apr 13 Saturday 8am-noon, Seal Beach: HB Huddle & Surfrider Celebrate Earth Month at 12th Annual Ohana Day @ Seal Beach Pier
Join Surfrider and participate in fun activities for the whole family. Go to http://hsbsurfrider.org/ for more information about Surfrider and Ohana Day. Map link here

Apr 13 Saturday 8:30am-2pm, Santa Ana: 6th Annual OC LGBTQ Youth Convening 2019 @ William H Spurgeon Intermediate School, 2701 W 5th St
The OC LGBTQ Youth Convening is a FREE day-long conference organized for LGBTQIA youth and their allies. This event is organized by YETA (Youth Empowered to Act) at The LGBT Center OC. With this year's theme of Transforming Orange County Through Love and Knowledge, with an array of speakers, presenters, and organizations working to provide affirming mental health practices in order to create safe, supportive and inclusive spaces for OC lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth. Schedule 8:30-9am Check-In/Registrations/Breakfast/Photo booth; 9-10:15am Welcome and Mental Health Professional Keynote Speakers; 10:20am-12:20pm Workshop Sessions 1 & 2; 12:20-1pm Lunch/Resource Fair/Photo booth; 1-2pm Closing LGBTQ Activist & Community Leaders Speakers Panel. Topics include: Coming Out, Transgender Health Care and Student Rights, Parent Support, Mental Health and much more! This is a free event for youth, students, parents, teachers, school administrators, and local community members. Questions, Contact: Tony Ortuño Otony.ortuno@lgbtcenteroc.org 714-953-5428 ext. 209

Apr 13 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: OC Peace Coalition: Monthly Meeting @ Frank P Barbaro Associates, 1111 N Broadway
The OC Peace Coalition advocates for the peaceful resolution of international conflicts and that this ideal become a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy. PURPOSE OF THE MEETING: interested in educating, organizing and changing 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). OCPC does not support any specific party but does support anyone who is working for Peace and Justice. Bring your ideas and enthusiasm! For more information about OC Peace Coalition, go to: www.ocpeace.org Join Peace Builders of Orange County's Facebook group where you have a voice and can share your ideas, articles, and so on with other members. Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/PeaceBuildersofOC/

Apr 13 Saturday 10am-2pm, Brea: Voter Registration Drive with Gil Cisneros & Josh Newman! @ 391 S State College Blvd
Join Congressional Candidate Gil Cisneros, State Senate Candidate Josh Newman, & Friends for a voter registration drive. Get trained to register voters successfully. Sites in CD39 and SD29 hae been identified. Plus it is a  Coffee meet & greet opportunity with the candidates. There will be lunch & socializing after voter registration drive. Please support these great candidates. RSVP http://tinyurl.com/y4qfhsbc. Thank you

Apr 13-14 Saturday-Sunday 10am-5pm, Costa Mesa: OC Dia del Niño Festival
8th Annual Festival of Arts for Children & Families Celebration features live performances, children's art workshops and more. This special free family festival features two full days of live music, dance, circus workshops, engaging children's art activities, community resource booths. The OC Día del Niño/Day of the Child Festival is a featured event of Arts OC's 34th Annual Imagination Celebration, a month-long countywide festival of arts for families and children, and part of the OC Fair's Imaginology, which takes place April 12-14. As part of Imagination Celebration, Día del Niño provides fun and free arts activities and experiences that can be enjoyed by the whole family and children of all ages and skill levels. For all the details, visit http://www.eldiadelnino.org/

Apr 13-14 Saturday/Sunday 10am-5pm, Garden Grove: Welead OC 2019 Spring Candidate Development Training @ Unite Here Local 11, 13252 Garden Grove Blvd.
WELead OC's three weekend, 6-day, in-depth political development training program focuses on educating and training women in all aspects of political campaigns, the tools required to prepare for and implement a run for elective office, working as professionals with political campaigns and developing activist/organizing skills. Participants must be registered as a Democrat as of January 1, 2019. Applicants must also be residents of Orange County. The political development training program is open to Progressive Democratic women interested in running for elective office in Orange County, Progressive Democratic women, Women of Color and women living in under-represented communities, interested in working on political campaigns and becoming Progressive activists. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THE 3 WEEKEND/6-DAY TRAINING. Registration link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7whW9cwOY36pdbrHuCPod31WXN1I0SFKd7O6dfY7R-iO3VQ/viewform  For questions and/or additional information: karen@weleadoc.com See also Apr 27/28 May 4/5

Apr 13 Saturday 11am-2pm, Santa Ana: Resilience OC and CA Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance: Free Them All Rally @ Morrison Park, 2801 Wood Ave
On Mar 27 the OC Sheriff and City of Adelanto announced that they were initiating the cancellation of their ICE contracts. This was not something that they came to on their own. It was the result of years of organizing that the community did to #ShutThemDown. It is now their responsibility to #FreeThemAll so that they can fight their immigration cases within their community, alongside their families and legal representatives.  #AbolishICE

Apr 13 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Santa Ana: OC NAACP General Meeting @ OC NAACP, Second Baptist Church, 4300 Westminster Ave
Agenda includes discussion of the OC NAACP annual Juneteenth Celebration, the continuing battle to change the name of Fanning Elementary, the lack of faculty of color in OC schools and other topics of interest to the group. For more info, contact (714)459-0366 or email ocnaacpsec@gmail.com

Apr 13 Saturday 1-2:30pm, Irvine: National Organization For Women-OC (OC-NOW) Arab-American Heritage Month @ Museum of Woman, 17905 Sky Park Circle, Suite A
Agenda will feature Three Panelists (Invited): Rida Hamida, President, Arab American Chamber of California and Vice Chair, Refugee Forum of Orange County; Nahla Kayali, Founder and Executive Director, Access California Services and Chairwoman, Refugee Forum of Orange County; Mirvette Judeh, Vice Chair, Arab American Civic Council. This will be an engaging and informative afternoon. Free parking, No cost to attend, Open to the public. Website ocnow.org Membership and/or Donation http://ocnow.org/join-us-2/ EMail oc-now@outlook.com

Apr 13 Saturday 1-4pm, Fullerton: Destination Home: Where Rail & Housing Meet in OC @ Osborne Auditorium, Fullerton Public Library,353 W Commonwealth Ave
Speakers from Metrolink and California YIMBY will join members of People for Housing OC  to talk about the intersection of rail and housing in Orange County. Come hear about upcoming improvements and proposed legislation that can improve regional mobility and help meet climate goals.

Apr 13 Saturday 4:30-6pm, Laguna Hills: How Climate Change is Changing the District: Discussion and Fundraiser for Scott Rhinehart @ Address provided with RSVP
Scott Rhinehart is a candidate for 73rd Assembly District of CA. This fundraiser is the kickoff event for his campaign. Host committee includes Congressman Mike Levin, Senator Josh Newman, Honorable Beth Krom, Unite Here - Local 11, Jackie Dooley, Gary Polston, Andy and Karen Thornton. Contribution levels $30 student; $100 individual; $500 supporter. To RSVP and for more info on contribution levels, call 310/488-7945. Send checks to Rhinehart for Assemby 2020, 5429 Madison Ave, Sacramento 95841.

Apr 13 Saturday 7-7:05pm, Orange: OC Museum for Peace and Freedom: Mendez v. Westminster Anniversary Candlelight Celebration @ Old Town Orange Plaza, Glassell & Chapman
Wear white and bring your candle phone app or electric candle to brighten the night as participants stand shoulder to shoulder to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of Mendez v. Westminster. Bring a poster to share your family's American Civil Rights story from WWII, Japanese Internment, segregation, suffrage, LGBTQ, disability and all civil rights legacies so that participants may learn from each other, celebrate and help build a better today and tomorrow. Tune to Sandra Robbie on Facebook live at 7pm sharp for five minutes of celebration and inspiration. At 7:05, shake hands with all around, share your 1-minute family story on Instagram using hashtags #ocmpf (OC Museum for Peace & Freedom), #mvw (Mendez v. Westminster), #lovewins. Share a meal, or ice cream, or pie, or cupcakes or coffee or a smile with someone new. Share your stories. Share your heart. The goal is 5,000 participants - the number of students represented in Mendez v. Westminster case. Sign up today!Please - Stay on the sidewalk. Spread out up and down Grand & Glassell. Peaceful presence for 5 minutes at 7 pm. 5000 strong. Neighborhood parking is restricted. Please use public parking. The new parking structure at 130 N Lemon is open.

[Cancelled] New Apr 13 Saturday 7-9:30pm, Anaheim: Vern Nelson in Concert: Songs of the O.C. Homeless @ UUCA-Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S Harbor Blvd
The pianist-composer performs his first Anaheim concert, with special guest singers to be announced... featuring the world premiere of his "Songs of the OC Homeless" - and much more, from Prokoviev and Beethoven to Led Zeppelin! $10 suggested donation.

Apr 14 Sunday 4-6pm, Santa Ana: Our Revolution SoCal OC @ El Indio Botanas Y Cerveza, 309 W 3rd St.
General monthly membership meeting. Issue Platform- Updates Healthcare is a Human Right- Healthy California Campaign Green New Deal- Green New Deal SoCal Coalition Get Money Out of Politics- SB 47 Disclose Act A Living Wage Housing is a Human Right- OC United to End Homelessness   Ada Briceno- Chair of the DPOC   Meeting agenda- https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Wg_0Y6MLFWqWJnuQ211mXEPqx_0WlzZegdWpQnSecRo/edit?usp=sharing

Apr 15 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Aliso Viejo: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club Meeting @ 27802 El Lazo
Agenda: two featured speakers on the subject of climate change, Dr. Robert Hamersley and Margo Finlayson; vote on bylaw amendments, election rules, and endorsement rules; introduction of  *NEW* activism corner; plus written communication to Assemblymember Bill Brough on AB 392 and the use of deadly force by the police.

Apr 16 Tuesday 5:30-8pm, Corona del Mar: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club - Featuring DPOC Chair Ada Briceno & CEO AOCC-OC Dave Kiff @ Oasis Senior Ctr, 801 Narcissus Ave, Room 2
Speaker Program: * Ada Briceno, DPOC Chair * Dave Kiff, CEO, AOCC-OC * Radiant Health Representative RSVP HERE: https://tinyurl.com/y55jjjqk

Apr 16 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousins Club of OC: "Jews Step Forward" @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
We will show a one hour award-winning film entitled "Jews Step Forward", in which 24 American Jews of diverse backgrounds share their thoughts about Jewish values of social justice and about Israel's actions toward the Palestinians. Their stories are backed up by historic scenes. The film ends on a note of honor, justice and renewal. Please join us and share your thoughts.

Apr 17 Wednesday, noon-2pm, Irvine: Lunch with League - Promoting Wellbeing in Early Childhood: The Crucial Investment in Establishing a Healthy Start for Children and Families @ Back Bay Conference Ctr (above Irvine Lanes), 3415 Michelson Dr
Lee Lombardo, Director of Early Years Emotional Wellness Program, Children's Bureau, Orange County, will speak at this League of Women Voters Orange Coast event on the mission and work of The Children's Bureau with its focus on children thriving in strong families and communities by protecting vulnerable children through prevention, treatment, and advocacy. This information supports priorities and provisions focusing on early childhood education and well-being included in Governor Gavin Newsom's 1.8 billion-dollar budget proposal. Buffet lunch - please RSVP and make menu choice by 5pm, Apr 14 at this form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfTNRfk18p7BAXjcQaI6ljs_r-OsuL4GABcQnTIcGFQS5ia6g/viewform After submitting the form, you will have the option to submit additional reservations and/or edit your form. Save the resulting confirmation email to change your entree choice. If your plans change and you need to cancel, please call 949/451-2212. For technical help, contact Communications@LWVOrangeCoast.org or 949/451-2212. The League is responsible for unclaimed entrees.

Apr 18 Thursday 6pm, Tustin: National Women's Political Caucus OC @ Sherri Loveland, 10920 Silverado Terrace
In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, NWPC OC presents Clinical Prof of Law, UCI Law, Dir Domestic Violence Clinic and Dir Initiative to End Family Violence. She is author of The Politicization of Safety: Critical Perspectives on Domestic Violence Responses. Plus, the Hon. Loretta Sanchez will discuss the work that she is doing with Wise Place and her race for Dist. 3 OC Board of Supervisors 2020. Register online at www.NWPCOC.org/calendar where info on costs are listed.

Apr 18 Thursday 6-7:30pm, Orange: Big Ideas Lecture Series: From Fourth Street to La Calle Cuatro @ Leatherby Libraries at Chapman University, 1 University Dr.
From Fourth Street to La Calle Cuatro: Downtown Revitalization in Santa Ana from the 1970s to 1990s, with Dr. Erualdo R. Gonzalez, CSU Fullerton, Dept of Chicana and Chicano Studies. Dr. Erualdo R. González traces the shift from White middle-class Downtown 4th St to the identity formation of Santa Ana's La Calle Cuatro, the Mexican and immigrant commercial zone that affirmed the heart of the downtown, and shares voices from patrons and business employees and owners who lived this little-told history. Dr. González is author of Latino City: Urban Planning, Politics, and the Grassroots (2017, Routledge). Big Ideas is a free, public lecture series exploring the depths of Mexican and Mexican-American culture by top academics in the fields of Mexican Studies, Religious Studies, and Music, leading to the Heartbeat of Mexico festival at Chapman University from May 23-26, 2019.The series is supported by Leatherby Libraries, Hilbert Museum, and Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

Apr 18 Thursday 6-8pm, Huntington Beach: OC Rapid Response Network Leadership & Skill Building Trainings for First Responders Art as Activism Workshop @ Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 9812 Hamilton Ave.
An overview or step-by-step guide to help organizers, community members, and those directly working with immigrants or the undocumented community, to respond during or after an enforcement action has occurred. The goal ultimately, is to meet the needs of the community under these stressful and turbulent times, by connecting directly impacted community members to resources, legal and community support.
Skill Building Trainings will cover the following topics:   2/21: Introduction to the Rapid Response Network   2/28: Keeping Workplaces and Community Health Centers Safe   3/7: Landscape in Huntington Beach   3/14: Sanctuary as Policy   3/21: Trans Liberation Fight in Santa Ana   3/28: Family Preparedness Planning and Consultation   4/4: What's happening with DACA and TPS?   4/11: Participatory Defense and Campaign Development:   4/18: Art as Activism Workshop facebook.com/events/1263875650437263

Apr 18 Thursday, 6-8pm Santa Ana: Know Your Sheriff & Sheriff's Dept Workshop Series @ XEROX Centre, 1851 E First St, 1st Floor Conf Rm
The ACLU of Southern California and Orange County Racial Justice Collaborative is hosting a public education workshop series about the role and power of a Sheriff and Sheriff's Department. The Sheriff is one of the most powerful elected officials in Orange County and California. Yet, most people do not play close attention to the position. In OC, the Sheriff has the power to run the county jail system, influence state policy, use alternatives to incarceration, minimize crime by providing opportunities for rehabilitation, and listen and respond to the community. In OC, the Sheriff also acts as coroner, ruling over a person's manner of death. Participants will tackle conditions in OC jails, OCSD's budget, alternatives to incarceration and much more! Parking is available in the structure adjacent to the Xerox Centre. Questions and/or concerns, please contact Daisy Ramirez at dramirez@aclusocal.org.

Apr 20 Saturday 9am-noon, Huntington Beach: Indivisible OC 48 Beach Cleanup @ Tower 2 - 22355 Pacific Coast Highway
Grab your buckets and bags and join IOC48 and OC Coastkeeper for a community beach clean up. Bring your own bag to help reduce any additional waste. If you are not able to bring a bucket or reusable bag, Coastkeeper can provide gloves and bags for a suggested $1 donation. Parking passes provided on a first come bases, just say you're with the CoastKeeper Cleanup. Find more details at https://www.coastkeeper.org/get-involved/cleanup-oc/#huntington

Apr 20 Saturday 10:30am, Irvine: Irvine City Council Special Election Petition Campaign Meeting @ UCI Student Ctr, 4113 Pereira Dr, Student Government Conference Rm
Residents have a 30-day window to petition the City Council to let voters fill the vacant seat on the Irvince City Council.

Apr 20 Saturday, 1:45 Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State OC: Film Screening: Trapped: What Remains of a Woman's Right to Choose? @ Community Room, Irvine Ranch Water Dist, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
The film Trapped: What Remains of a Woman's Right to Choose? will be introduced by Judge Lynne Riddle (ret), Instructor, Reproductive Justice, UCI-Law School. US reproductive health clinics are fighting to remain open. Since 2010, 288 laws regulating abortion providers have been passed by state legislatures. 44 states and DC have measures subjecting abortion providers to legal restrictions not imposed on other medical professionals. Unable to comply with these, clinics have taken the fight to the courts. In 2016 the US Supreme Court issued a ruling that prevents individual states from essentially outlawing abortion. *Trapped* follows the clinic workers and lawyers who were on the front lines of the battle to keep abortion safe and legal. Contact/more info: www.au-oc.org mail@au-oc.org 714/299-4551. Doors open at 1:15.

Apr 20 Saturday 6:30-9:30pm, Garden Grove: 4th Annual Arab American Heritage Gala, Arab American Civic Council @ Great Wolf Lodge, 12681 Habor Boulevard,
We are excited to announce that tickets for the Arab American Civic Council 4th Annual Gala are now on sale. This special occasion gives us the opportunity to celebrate and reflect on our many achievements as a community, while honoring the inspirational work of our special guests. Don't miss out on this landmark event! Additional details and ticket info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1647814065364011t

Apr 21 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
If you're not already a DGI member, please consider signing up to join our club as an official member or donating to support us. We are a grassroots, all-volunteer club dedicated to engaging in local politics and building a stronger, more inclusive Democratic Party in Irvine. Additional details:https://www.facebook.com/events/316449699069182 https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dgi2019 #CA45 #SD37 #AD74 #AD68 #Irvine #OC #OrangeCounty

Apr 22 Monday 11:45am-3pm, Fullerton: Fullerton College Earth Day: Migration Symposium @ Fullerton College, Wilshire School of Continuing Education,, 315 E Wilshire Ave
Symposium Schedule:   11:45am Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mauel Pastor, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and American Studies and Ethnicity, USC;   1:20 pm Panel on Immigrant Resilience;   3pm Conversation Circle by SES, FC United & Sociology Club on "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights." What is often omitted in its unifying environmental theme is that sustainability is just as much about social justice as it is about environmental and economic prosperity. Many mistake the movement as elitist and exclusive - that perception is erroneous. Academic research shows that low income nations and underrepresented peoples are not only the most impacted by environmental issues but also acutely aware of the need to improve environmental quality. Amidst the many environmental and social issues, racialized backlash to demographic changes, food insecurity, pollution, agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, obesity among the poor, lack of access to food, and human rights abuses, work must be done towards alleviating these conditions. This symposium is dedicated to expose social inequalities relevant to migration and the environment.

Apr 22 Monday 4-6pm, Orange : Meet and Greet with Kimberly Ellis for CDP Chair @ Restaurante y Pupuseria El Pulgarcito, 1738 W Chapman Ave.,
This is an opportunity to connect with Kimberly Ellis as she shares her vision, plan and priorities for the California Democratic Party. Whether you're a delegate, an activist, an organizer or a volunteer, you're an important part of this conversation and Kimberly wants to hear directly from you. See you soon! This event is right before the OC Central Committee Meeting). Light appetizers will be provided. For questions, contact  Katie Meyer at rcdsouth@voteforkimberly.org.

Apr 22 Monday 6-7:30pm, Irvine: Tarana Burke: Moving Beyond #MeToo @ Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Dr
Activist exemplar Tarana Burke shares the important story behind the genesis of the "me too." movement and its next steps forward. Ms. Burke's powerful, poignant story as creator of what is now an international movement supports survivors and will move, uplift and inspire you. This facilitated conversation includes audience questions. Tarana Burke was born on  1973 in The Bronx, NY. She's most well-known as the founder of the “me too.” movement in 2016, which has blossomed into a worldwide campaign to raise awareness about sexual harassment, abuse and assault in society. In 2017, Burke and other influential female activists were named “the silence breakers” by Time magazine. She currently serves as a senior director at the Girls for Gender Equity in Brooklyn. Tickets are $5 for UCI students, staff, and faculty; $10 for the public and non-UCI affiliates. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Inclusive Excellence, the Initiative to End Family Violence, UCI Campus Assault Resources & Education (CARE), and the UCI Womxn's Hub.

Apr 22 Monday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Town Hall w/ Congressman Lou Correa @ Rancho Santiago Community College District Meeting Room, 2323 North Broadway
Join Congressman Lou Correa for a Town Hall in his district office located inside of the Rancho Santiago Community College Building. This is your opportunity to talk to your Congressman about issues important to you and your community. This is a free event, and everyone is welcome. Free parking is available. Free tickets here
Únase al Congresista Lou Correa para un ayuntamiento en su oficina de distrito ubicada dentro del Rancho Santiago Community College Building. Esta es su oportunidad de hablar con su congresista sobre temas importantes para usted y nuestra comunidad. Únete al congresista en su ayuntamiento y habla con Lou sobre lo que es importante para ti. Este es un evento gratuito, y todos son bienvenidos. Estacionamiento gratisserá disponible. Entradas gratis aquí

Apr 23 Tuesday 11am-3pm, Irvine: The March, Uci Asa @ UCI Flagpoles
Join ASA in our version of the March here at UCI! We will be taking designated stops to share knowledge of the Armenian Genocide and many other atrocities and have conversations with people as we march for recognition. We will be joined by other multi-cultural organizations whose families' have suffered great injustices just as us.

Apr 23 Tuesday 12:30-9:30pm, Santa Ana: Resilience OC: Orange County Truth Forum @ OC Board of Supervisors, 333 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
The Orange County Board of Supervisors scheduled this year's Truth Forum shortly after the OC Sheriff made the unilateral decision to end it's ICE contract at the Musick immigrant jail. The board has done a terrible job at being transparent and has done the bare minimum in sharing how they have been profiting off of jailing immigrants. We will be there to let them know what their responsibility is to all the community that they have colluded to jail. They need to #FreeThemAll

Apr 24 Wednesday 11am-1pm, Irvine: Women For: OC - Jill Replogle: My So-Called Plastic Free Life. I Tried For A Month. Here's How It Went @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Jill Replogle is the Orange County reporter for KPCC, which is a public radio station based in Pasadena which is a member of National Public Radio.   In January, Jill and her family tried to eliminate all single-use plastic from their lives. She will share their successes and chal- lenges, along with what she has learned about the global plastic waste problem. She will also update us on the state of the recycling industry and some promising solutions and alternatives to single-use plastic. womenfororangecounty.org

Apr 24 Wednesday 4:15-9:15pm, Irvine: 7th Annual Peace & Justice Week: Building Bridges Across Racial, Political & Economic Divides @ Pacific Ballroom UCI Student Center , A311 Student Center
Peace & Justice Week began as a goal of the UCI student club, Students for Global Peacebuilding (SGP), to bring peace awareness to the campus and to inspire individuals to work towards a better today. This is a zero waste event. For questions contact sgpatuci@gmail.com or Chelsea Wright: wrightcr@uci.edu or Paula Garb: pgarb@uci.edu You can also follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @sgpeaceuci Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/659307747854803

Apr 24 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club: Charter School Issues @ Costa Mesa Senior Center, 695 W 19th St
Two compelling guest speakers will discuss a recent, real life case study of how local charter schools are approved and funded. You won't want to miss this conversation about the state of public education in OC. Guest speakers: Retired Federal Judge Lynne Riddle has been actively involved in the community as a human rights activist and education advocate since retiring from the bench in 2002.  She is a Distinguished Fellow at UCI Law School in the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy. A recently elected ADEM, she is known as an Orange County Board of Education watchdog. She brings an Orange County perspective to the issue of charter schools. Britt Dowdy, President of the Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers, has been a champion and leader of educators locally and can shed light on how chartering decisions are made and what the most recent approval means for Newport-Mesa schools, teachers, students and taxpayers. Refreshments and good company await! Bring friends, too. Food for guests is generously donated by Mayor Katrina Foley's campaign for State Senate and Miguel's Jr.

Apr 24 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, San Clemente: Homelessness 101 @ St. Andrew's by the Sea
Come break down the myths and discover how you can play a key role in changing our county's history as well as the lives of our neighbors experiencing homelessness. Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. You must sign-up to attend via the "Register" link above. Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/561398514349007/

Apr 24 Wednesday 7-9pm, Irvine: Armenian Genocide Candlelight Vigil and Dinner; Uci Asa @ Humanities Gateway UCI School of Humanities UCI
In commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, UCI ASA will be hosting a candlelight vigil, led by Father Karekin from Forty Martyrs Church to honor the victims of the atrocities of 1915. Afterward, we will be heading to Humanities Gateway in order to have a հոգէճաշ (hokejash; "food for the soul") dinner. Everyone is welcome to join us there.

Apr 25 Thursday 5-8:30pm, Huntington Beach: Golden West College Peace Studies 13th Annual PEACE Conference: The Forum @ Golden West College, 15744 Goldenwest St, GWC Criminal Justice Bldg, Multipurpose Rm
The 2019 Peace Conference offers a path for healing and authentic peacebuilding. Through dialogue, panel speakers, and art, the conference explores into effectively bridging the deep divide in societies, locally and globally. The conference offers a space of inquiry into exploring how everyday people can reach beyond polarization and focus on what can unite people, rather than what divides them. Participants will be empowered to recognize their vital role in shaping our world-- simply by “being the change they wish to see” to create a sustainable peace. Vision: Drawn together by a shared resonance at the intersection of impact, awareness, and transformation, this collective gathering may fuel, ignite, and inspire ways for participants to be deeper stewards of peacebuilding. Featuring: - Janessa Gans Wilder: “Is World Peace Possible?” -Dr. Paul Kareem Tayyar: “Immigrant Songs: Poems From the American Experience” -Marisa Whitney “On Top of the World: Our Misguided Mission to Part with the Planet” Plus, Q & A / Panel Discussion. Free Admission - includes vegan dinner, parking and gifts. Parking free (at Gothard side) - Lots G & H. this is a zero waste event. Questions? Contact Fran Faraz at ffarazdaghi@gwc.cccd.edu or Valerie Venegas at vvenegas@gwc.cccd.edu.

Apr 25 Thursday 6-8pm, Irvine: Taste Of Irvine Food Tour/Discussion @ Taquiero Taco Patio, 4517 Campus Dr
Join City of Irvine for the next taste of Irvine food tour, promoting eating out at local restaurants, making new friends and discussing local issues, politics, etc. with Farrah Khan, Irvine City Councilmember, UCI Professor Catherine Liu and Environmental Consultant Senait Forthal. Please email fkhan@cityofirvine.org to RSVP.

Apr 25 Thursday 6pm, Irvine: Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter General Meeting @ Home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River
Please bring POT LUCK SNACK FOOD item.   AGENDA   INTROS and Your Take: Impeachment, yes or no?   NATIONAL "Change Makes Change!" "PDA 101" Chapters, IOT's, SC's, PeopleDemandAction 501(c)(4), YPDA Young Progressives Demanding Action   www.pdamerica.org, www.peopledemaningaction.org, FB, Tw, Virtual Phonebank - MikeFox@pdamerica.org   IOTs {EWO (intermittent), HCHR (every second Wed), SGW, ECR (every fourth Wed), CFTE, ESJ} Working Grps {ERA, EMI)   Debrief: We Want Bernie, EDUCATE CONGRESS/LETTER DROP #HR1384 #S1129 #MedicareForAll #MarijuanaBanking https://www.actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/april-educate-congress-3, Coalition Partners (eg. OurRev, NNU, HCN, PNHP, Pub Cit, FWW, SSW, etc.), Elections 2020   REGIONAL: Updates/Reports: CPA Conv SLO report, CDP Convention May 31-June 2, EBoard Aug 23 info here https://www.cadem.org/events, HealthyCANow, https://healthyca.org/ PDA-CA www.pda-ca.com   LOCAL: Reports: DPOC, House Reps, Sacto Reps, city councils, etc., Dem clubs-FeelTheBernOC, OurRev, Indivisible, HB Huddle, Women For: OC, NWPC_OC, Green Party OC, OC and SouthOC Progs, Issues Groups, Coffee/Weekly Disc Groups-SoOC Mon Morning Coffee, Los Amigos of Anaheim, Actions, Announcements   OPEN DISCUSSION   NEXT MEETING Thursday March 28, 2019   Dr Bill Honigman c: 949-246-6283, @DrBillH Progressive Democrats of America (PDAmerica) www.pdamerica.org, @pdamerica

Apr 25 Thursday 7-9:30pm, Huntington Beach: Take Back the Night at Golden West College @ Golden West College, 15744 Goldenwest S
Shatter the silence! Stop the violence! All students and community members are welcome.• Campus march • Decorate posters • Food and beverages • Special guest speaker
• Candlelight vigil • Speak-out • Food and beverages  Rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, and domestic violence are often labeled "crimes of silence" because of low reporting rates and social discomfort with their public discussion. By shattering the silence on sexual violence, Take Back the Night helps survivors know that they are not alone, and that these crimes will not be tolerated or left to go silently into the night.

Apr 26 Friday noon-1pm, Irvine: Democratic Foundation of OC Noon Luncheon in Honor of Mike Levin @ Hilton Irvine OC Airport, 18800 MacArthur Blvd
Mike Levin did the unthinkable and flipped a once-Republican stronghold. His victory demonstrates that the people of the 49th Congressional District want responsible, intelligent leadership representing them in Congress and will no longer settle for representatives that only work for themselves. Come hear Mike speak and come honor Mike, to help celebrate his victory in the once-Republican bastion that is California's 49th Congressional District. The Democratic Foundation of Orange County will hold a noon luncheon in honor of newly-elected Congressman Mike Levin on April 26, 2019 - and you're invited! Mike did the unthinkable and flipped a once-Republican stronghold. His victory demonstrates that the people of the 49th Congressional District want responsible, intelligent leadership representing them in Congress and will no longer settle for representatives that only work for themselves.Come hear Mike speak and come honor Mike, as we celebrate his victory in the once-Republican bastion that is California's 49th Congressional District. The luncheon will take place at noon on April 26, 2019. The details are below. Join us! Tickets available here For additional information, contact Arturo Arestegui at info@dfoc.com or by calling (714)979-4436.

Apr 27 Saturday 8am-4pm, Orange: 4th Annual Education & Ethnic Studies Summit @ Chapman University, 1 University Dr,
4th Annual Education & Ethnic Studies Summit: Ethnic Studies Community Movements: From Resistance to Policy. For more info and registration please reference this url:   https://events.chapman.edu/61796

Apr 27 Saturday 9-10:30am, Costa Mesa: Coffee with Cottie/Earth Day Event @ Orange Coast College Recycling Center, 2701 Fairview Ave
Join Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris for an Earth Day event in partnership with OCC Recycling Center, Clothes for the Cause, Costa Mesa Sanitary District, and CR&R Environmental Services. Assemblywoman Petrie-Norris will give a legislative update about the importance of recycling, and provide an update on AB 65. Please donate new, clean, and/or slightly used clothes items in all sizes and for children and adults to Clothes for the Cause. You can also participate in Costa Mesa Sanitary District & CR&R Environmental Services Free Compost Giveaway. For more information or to RSVP, call (949) 251-0074 or visit asmdc.org/petrie-norris

Apr 27 Saturday 10am-noon, Fullerton: Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development: Renters Protections Forum - Foro de Proteccion para Inquilinos @ Maple Elementary School Multipurpose Room 244 E Valencia Dr.
Learn together about potential solutions to the housing crisis in Anaheim! Please join OCCORD in inviting your neighbors in planning strategies and securing protections for renters at mobile parks and beyond! District 3 Councilmember Jose Moreno will also be joining the group for these important conversations! For more info, please contact Isela Lopez at rlopez@occord.org Foro de Protección para Inquilinos: Estrategias y leyes para mantener nuestras familias en nuestros hogares. Aprender juntos sobre soluciones potenciales a la crisis de vivienda en Anaheim. ABRIL 27 DEL 2019 DE 10 A 12 MEDIODIA EN LA ESCUELA PRIMARIA MAPE, 244 E VALENCIA DR, FULLERTON EN EL SALON DE MULTIUSOS ¡Únase a nosotros e invite a sus vecinos a planificar estrategias para garantizar la protección de los inquilinos en parques móviles y más allá! Concejal del Distrito 3 Doctor Jose Moreno estará con nosotros para esta junta importante. Para más información contacte con Isela Lopez, rlopez@occord.org

Apr 27 Saturday 10am-3pm, San Juan Capistrano: First of Two Voter Registration/Community Events with Democratic Women of South OC @ Day of the Child Celebration, Stone Field Park, 31422 Camino Capistrano
Democratic Women of South OC have organized Voter Registration Volunteer Opportunities & Training. QUICK FACT: In 2004 (just 15 years ago!), the voter registration difference between Republicans and Democrats in OC was approximately 20%, (240,000 voters). Today that difference is less than 1%. So, only 9,300 new Democrats are needed to pass the number of Republicans in OC. Help meet the goal by signing up to volunteer at one/both upcoming Voter Registration/Community events. Very special guest - Congressman Mike Levin. 1st shift at Day of the Child Celebration: 10am - 12:30 p.m; 2nd shift: 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Second event for registration efforts: Sat, May 4th 2pm - 6pm. Cinco de Mayo Celebration, Max Berg Park, 1100 Calle Puente, San Clemente.  1st shift: 2pm - 4pm; 2nd shift: 4pm - 6pm. Pick a shift or work the entire day - whatever time you can give is appreciated! If you need Voter Registration training, sign up for one of the sessions scheduled below: Wed, Apr 10th  1pm- 2pm and Sat, Apr 20 1pm - 2pm. Both Voter Registration trainings will be held at Congressman Mike Levin's local office: 942 Calle Negocio, Ste 300, San Clemente. Text or call Lilia Deschuytter to sign-up for a shift or for voter registration training at 949-735-8272, or email her atllorens27@gmail.com

Apr 27/28 Saturday/Sunday 10am-5pm, Garden Grove: Welead OC 2019 Spring Candidate Development Training @ Unite Here Local 11, 13252 Garden Grove Blvd.
WELead OC's three weekend, 6-day, in-depth political development training program focuses on educating and training women in all aspects of political campaigns, the tools required to prepare for and implement a run for elective office, working as professionals with political campaigns and developing activist/organizing skills. Participants must be registered as a Democrat as of January 1, 2019. Applicants must also be residents of Orange County. The political development training program is open to Progressive Democratic women interested in running for elective office in Orange County, Progressive Democratic women, Women of Color and women living in under-represented communities, interested in working on political campaigns and becoming Progressive activists. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THE 3 WEEKEND/6-DAY TRAINING. Registration link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7whW9cwOY36pdbrHuCPod31WXN1I0SFKd7O6dfY7R-iO3VQ/viewform  For questions and/or additional information: karen@weleadoc.com See also Apr 13/14 May 4/5

Apr 27 Saturday 11:30am-1:30pm, Laguna Woods: Sanders 2020 Organizing Launch @ Address in gated community provided with RSVP
The Sanders 2020 campaign is having a massive national organizing launch for more than one million volunteers. Attend to receive the action plan to win the White House. This is for people who want to volunteer for the campaign including activities such as phone banking, text banking, canvassing, and / or hosting events.Please use the ticket link to RSVP no later than April 22. This will be hosted in a gated community and your name will need to be added to the list for the security gate. Address provided upon RSVP to the ticket link

Apr 27 Saturday noon-4pm, Santa Ana: Health & Wellness Community Clinic @ 837 N Ross St
Join the OC Rapid Response Network at the first of three Community Wellness Clinics in OC. These clinics will center healing justice and provide different practices for self-care. The aim of the clinics are to center communities in OC who have been impacted by state violence (police brutality, deportation, incarceration). Organizers' intention and hope is that community members leave with new healing practices that they can use. The clinic content comes from an understanding that healing and self-care is not linear, but rather a process that is both individual and collective. Food will be provided.

Apr 27 Saturday 1-2pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaboration: Protesting Hate @ Youth-on-the-Move, Inc Hqt1, 850 E 17th St #103
Join the group to prepare banners and flyers to hand out at the HB Pier to combat the ignorance of those marching against California's sanctuary status. Please carpool to HB! Parking is on 16th behind the building.

Apr 27 Saturday 1:30pm, Laguna Niguel: ACLU People Power Meeting: Focus on Homelessness @ Private home, 24276 La Hermosa Ave
United Way, United Against Homelessness presentation, Homelessness 101. Topics: What is homelessness? What causes homelessness? What is homelessness in Orange County? Can this issue be solved?
Become familiar with approaches, philosophies, terminology of homelessness. Gain understanding of OC homelessness systems along with up to date statistics and practices. RSVP here

Apr 27 Saturday 2-4pm, Huntington Beach: All Out to Oppose Hatred & White Supremacy! @ Huntington Beach Pier, 400 Pacific Coast Hwy
Racists, white supremacists, and just plain-ignorant haters are planning a rally to oppose California's Sanctuary State status on Apr 27. Their aim is to fuel more violence against communities of color by repeating Trump's lies about border emergencies, crime etc. Please join other supporters of CA's Sanctuary State Status to show the world California stands for justice, sanctuary and human decency.

Apr 27 Saturday 6:30-7pm, Orange : Chapman Univ Performing Arts: She Kills Monsters—Pre-Show Lecture @ Chapman University, Studio Theatre, Moulton Hall Room 149
Join Chapman Univ Performng Arts for a free pre-show lecture with special guest speaker, including Laura Kanter, Director of Policy, Advocacy and Youth Programs, LGBT Center OC. Laura will discuss the political climate surrounding Tilly's teen life from the perspective of her own experiences as a teenager in the 1980s. (See also May 4)

Apr 28 Sunday 11am-1:30pm, Fullerton: HB Huddle: Redistricting Commission Public Info Forum II @ Fullerton Police Department, Mural Room 237 W Commonwealth Ave,
The Orange County Board of Supervisors scheduled this year's Truth Forum shortly after the OC Sheriff made the unilateral decision to end it's ICE contract at the Musick immigrant jail. The board has done a terrible job at being transparent and has done the bare minimum in sharing how they have been profiting off of jailing immigrants. We will be there to let them know what their responsibility is to all the community that they have colluded to jail. They need to #FreeThemAll

Apr 28 Sunday 11am-3pm, Santa Ana: Día del Niño/Children's Day @ Birch Park, 200 N. Ross St.
El Centro Cultural de México and El Día del Niño / The Day of the Child

Apr 28 Sunday 12:30-3pm, Santa Ana: Lavender Dems Founding Meeting @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E. 4th. St.
Your one and only chance to be a Founding Member of the long overdue, much anticipated Lavender Democrats of OC, Orange County's new and only LGBT democrat club.

Apr 28 Sunday 1-3pm, Fullerton: The Exiled Palestinians; North America Nakba Tour @ Titan Student Union, 800 North State College Boulevard
n 1948, Zionist militias drove out the inhabitants of Al-Zeeb. Mariam Fathalla, known respectfully as Umm Akram (mother of Akram), was one of them. More than half of all Palestinians were killed or expelled that year during what Palestinians call "the Nakba" or catastrophe.   Umm Akram has spent 71 years in a crowded makeshift refugee camp where she has raised three generations, all waiting to return to Palestine. She has lived through five Israeli invasions. She wants to meet you. So does Amena el Akshar the granddaughter of Nakba survivors who has known no home but a refugee camp. Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/443571383118217

Apr 28 Sunday 2pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine Monthly Club Meeting @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Agenda: Special Guest Ada Briceño, Chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County and Co-Chair of Unite Here Local 11, a LA/OC workers union; Local issues updates from Irvine City Council Members Farrah Khan & Melissa Fox; Discussion about the Irvine City Council vacancy and updates on the city petition campaign by volunteers; DGI Bylaws updates, membership approval required: Bylaws are being updated to reflect new county party requirements and to clean up old provisions. Please see the proposed bylaws updates at this link. DGI Board Appointments: An interim treasurer, Ritesh Srivastava, and an interim vice chair, Kev Abazajian, have been appointed to fill board vacancies. Today there will be a brief special election for the board positions with open floor nominations. RSVP here

Apr 28 Sunday 3-6:30pm, Irvine: In Commemoration of Earth Day: Voter Registration & Voter Outreach Training; Indivisible OC Outreach @ University Community Association Clubhouse, 4530 Sandburg Way
Can We Save Our Earth Home? Let's Learn How to Talk About Climate Change to Voters.   2:45-3:00 Doors Open   3:00-3:30 Registration and Self-Introductions   3:30-4:15 Registering and Talking to New Voters   4:15-4:45 Break and Team Forming   4:45-6:00 How Do We Talk to Voters Who Aren't Convinced About Climate Change?   6:00-6:30 Wrap Up and Clean Up!

Apr 28,30 Sunday 8pm, Tuesday 3:15pm Newport Beach : Coastkeeper Presents "Sea of Shadows" @ Newport Beach Film Festival
Coastkeeper is partnering with the Newport Beach Film Festival to present "Sea of Shadows", a new documentary about fishing and conservation. What is "Sea of Shadows"? When Mexican drug cartels and Chinese traffickers join forces to poach the rare totoaba fish in the Sea of Cortez, their deadly methods threaten to destroy virtually all marine life in the region, including the most elusive and endangered whale species on Earth, the vaquita porpoise. Follow a team of brilliant scientists, high-tech conservationists, investigative journalists and courageous undercover agents as well as the Mexican Navy as they put their lives on the line to save the last remaining vaquitas and bring the vicious international crime syndicate to justice. Get your tickets Sun Apr 28, 8pm here and  Tues Apr 30, 3:15pm here  Info available at (714) 850-1965 | info@coastkeeper.org

Apr 29 Monday 8am-noon, Laguna Beach: Diversity & The Creative Economy Symposium @ Montage Laguna Beach, 30801 S Coast Hwy
The Laguna Beach LGBTQ Heritage & Culture Alliance, along with Visionary Sponsor and real estate investment firm Laguna Beach Company, and Title Sponsor Bank of America, present Diversity and The Creative Economy, a symposium featuring international best-selling author and urbanist Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class and The New Urban Crisis. The event will provide a platform for community members, local business, civic, legislative, cultural, and educational leaders to discuss how inclusion and creativity can foster economic mobility and prosperity for OC. A portion of the event's proceeds will be donated to Laguna Beach Pride 365, Club Q Laguna at Laguna Beach Seniors, and The Blaze Bernstein Memorial Fund. The event will feature live musical performances from students at the Orange County School of the Arts, remarks by U.S. Congressman Harley Rouda, a keynote from Richard Florida, and a panel discussion featuring Richard Florida, Chris Tebbutt, Mo Honarkar, CEO, Laguna Beach Company, and Alex Rhodes, Diversity & Inclusion executive at Bank of America. A book signing and VIP roundtable will follow the event. General admission is $125 and includes complimentary breakfast. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information and tickets, visit https://lagunabeachlgbtqalliance.org/tickets-sponsorship or contact Chris Tebbutt at chris@lagunabeachlgbtqalliance.org.

Apr 29-May 3 Monday-Friday, Irvine: Associated Students UCI, Students Advocating for Immigrant Rights and Equity, United Students Against Sweatshops: Immigration Awareness Week
ASUCI's Campus Climate Commission is working in collaboration with SAFIRE (Students Advocating for Immigrant Rights and Equity), the only undocumented-led student organization on UCI campus, and USAS at UCI (United Students Against Sweatshops), to proudly present IMMIGRATION AWARENESS WEEK. The organizations will host different events throughout the week of Apr 29 to May 3, 2019 surrounding immigrants, specifically undocumented immigrants. Schedule: 4/29 Mon: Undocu Queer Speaker 1pm-3pm, Doheny Beach A, UCI Student Center; 4/30 Tues: Undocu AAPI Speaker 1pm-3pm, Pacific Ballroom C, UCI Student Center; 5/1 Wed: March in Solidarity 11am-2pm, UCI Flagpoles, Lunch provided; 5/2 Thurs: Undocu Black Speaker 3:30pm-5:30pm, Newport A, UCI Student Center; 5/3 Fri: Staff/Faculty Letter Writing 12noon-2pm, SOAR MPR. The first 50 people to RSVP and attend one of the events throughout the week will receive a FREE Immigration Awareness Week shirt, custom made by an undocu-entrepreneur student alumni. Please RSVP here Link

Apr 29 Monday 6:30-9pm, Mission Viejo: Region 18 (AD 73 & 74) Democratic State Convention Delegate's Meeting @ Norman Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way
Region 18 - Convention Meeting for OC state delegates from ADs 73 and 74. RSVP to PoliticalDeb@outlook.com is required due to limited seating. Please let Deborah L Skurnik at PoliticalDeb@outlook.com know what you will be bringing to share for potluck. Main course, Salad, Dessert, Drink (soda, ice tea, lemonade, etc.). Guest Speakers will include CDP Chair Candidates Kimberly Ellis, Dusty Hicks and Daraka Larismore-Hall.

Apr 30 Tuesday 6-8pm, Laguna Beach: Protect Laguna Beach Summit @ Neighborhood Congregational Church Laguna Beach, 340 St Anns Dr
This community meeting involves 15+ Laguna Beach groups and organizations to discuss development and environmental issues in the Village. This event is free. Light refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Everyone is welcome and organizers look forward to seeing you at this meeting.


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May 1 Wednesday 9am, Orange: OC Labor Federation Annual May Day March & Rally @ IBEW Local #441, 309 N Rampart St #M
Join the OC Labor Fed on International Worker's Day for a march and rally. Stand united with union brothers and sisters to continue to fight for equality, fairness, respect and dignity for all workers.  Schedule: 9am: Meet; 10am: March; 11am: Rally at UCI Medical Center; 12pm: Lunch. Free parking at OC Labor Federation. Please contact office to RSVP at 714/385-1534.

May 1 Wednesday 4-7pm, Santa Ana: OC May Day Collective march for human rights and workers rights @ Sasscer Park, Ross & Santa Ana Blvd.
Join us as we march for human rights and workers rights! Bring your signs and your voice and lets represent our issues and campaigns.

May 2-3 Thursday 10am-Friday 5pm, Fullerton: Decolonizing Climate Policy: An Interactive Workshop @ Fullerton College, 321 E Chapman Ave
Public discourse regarding climate change in OC is often scarce. Yet, there has been a glimmer of hope on the horizon for climate, and it bears the yellow flag of the Sunrise Movement. Young people across the United States have begun to demand political leaders draft a “Green New Deal,” an umbrella term for a sweeping set of policies that aim to fight climate change and economic inequality based loosely on F.D.R.'s New Deal. By providing a historical context for environmental justice issues in North OC, participants will gain valuable insight into the colonial processes that created the climate crisis. The goal of this workshop is to inspire students to act on climate by creating environmental policy while rejecting settler colonial politics. During this session, participants may discuss how to promote sustainable economic development with indigenous communities and disadvantaged communities of color. Keywords: Climate Action, Environmental Policy, Decolonization, Permaculture, Civic Engagement.

May 2 Thursday 6-9pm, Fountain Valley: Asian Americans Rising Launch Party @ Baker's Parkside Grill at Mile Square Park, 10410 Edinger Ave
2018 was a historic year for OC and the Asian American community played a key role in several local, state, and federal electoral races. Join Asians Rising for the official launch of Asian Americans Rising PAC, established to continue this momentum and advance Asian American representation, advocacy, community and political engagement in OC. Come meet and mingle with some of the OC's most influential business and community leaders and learn how you can be a part of Asian Americans Rising. The Honorable John Chiang, CA's 33rd State Treasurer, will attend as a special guest. There is limited capacity. Tickets are $25 and are sold on a first come first serve basis. Purchase tickets here

May 2 Thursday 6:45-8:45pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC General Meeting: Cities Resist with Long Beach Mayor Garcia @ Congregation B'nai Tzedek, 9669 Talbert Ave
DCWOC is pleased to welcome Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia to discuss “How Cities Can Fight the Trump Agenda.” This is an opportunity to learn more about contemporary city government in action, innovative ideas and practices, and lessons for OC and beyond. Long Beach is a diverse collection of neighborhoods, populations, and industries comprising CA's 7th largest city. It is home to the second busiest container port in the United States and a leader in progressive development and ideals. In Nov Long Beach will proudly host the CA State Democratic Party Convention. Mayor Garcia was born in Lima, Peru and is the first in his family to attend college. He earned his B.A. in Communication Studies and his Doctorate in Education from CA State University, Long Beach, as well as an MA in Communication Management from the Univ of Southern California. Mayor Garcia is the 28th mayor of Long Beach--and its youngest, first Latino, and first openly gay mayor. He was reelected for his second term in office in 2018 by nearly 80% of voters. He has been labeled a cheerleader and a pragmatist for his city. He identifies himself as: "Educator. DC Comics Geek. Optimist." DCWOC includes Fountain Valley, Huntington & Sunset Beach, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Midway City, Cypress, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and Rossmoor. Doors open at 6:30. Program at 7. Membership encouraged, but not required. Refreshments served. Ample parking behind the building. For info call Phil at 310-871-2083.

May 2 Thursday 7-8pm, Huntington Beach: Congressional Communit: Inaugural Meeting @ Golden West College Library, 250 Community Rm, 15744 Goldenwest St
This is the first meeting of the Huntington Beach Congressional Community, a non-partisan effort seeking to increase communication between citizens and their Representatives by adding a voluntary structure to every Congressional district. Complimentary parking passes now available for those who attend. Passes will be sent out a week in advance of the event to those who RSVP on Eventbrite. If you did not RSVP but are attending, please email info@congressionalcommunities.org To find out more, visit website at CongressionalCommunities.org, or email  info@congressionalcommunities.org Free to attend. All are welcome

May 3 Friday 8am-5pm, Irvine : Sustainability Symposium- Bridges OC 2019 @ Univ of CA Irvine, Div of Continuing Education, Bldg 8, 510 E Peltason Dr
Join United Nations Association OC for a full day of connection and collaboration, insights and innovation. Keynote speaker: Randy Shaw, Exec Director, Tenderloin Housing Clinic. 2019 Topics include: Affordable Housing, Transportation, Risk & Resilience, Food Insecurity & Food Waste. Informative presentations by leading researchers, civic leaders and industry trendsetters. NETWORK ACROSS DISCIPLINES Community leaders, policy developers, building industry professionals, academic researchers, and other community leaders. RSVP here by Fri April 26 for lunch and parking info for this event.

May 3 Friday 7pm-2am, Anaheim: OC LGBT Pride: Pride Is Love Cabaret & Silent Auction @ Decades Bar & Grill, 195 W Center Street Promenade
Join Orange County LGBT Pride for a night of live music, drinks, and delicious food. Come watch some of Southern California's best singers as they bring to life some of your favorite music, while reminding you that PRIDE IS LOVE. Enjoy celebrating Pride's 30th Anniversary, with permances til 10pm, dancing til 2am, and a silent auction  filled with great items that you will NOT want to miss out on! Tickets for this event are $20 pre-sale and $30 at the door. Purchase here and all proceeds go to benefit Orange County LGBT Pride, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization.

May 4-5 Saturday 9:30am-Sunsay 6pm, Irvine: The Second Feminist Armenian Studies Workshop Gendering Resistance and Revolution @ UCI Humanities Instructional Bldg 110, UCI
The two-day interdisciplinary workshop/conference - free and open to the public - will feature fifteen participants, four panels, a roundtable, and a public discussion organized by FemARC (Feminist Armenian Research Collective). Speakers and roundtable participants will focus on resistance and revolution from gender-centered perspectives. What constitutes activism, resistance, and/or revolution through various modalities? How is resistance gendered? How does resistance by gender-conforming and gender-non-conforming individuals or collectives challenge hegemonic and dominant analytical paradigms? Through an engagement with
varied methodologies and approaches, participants will rethink and reframe women's activism, (in)visibility, (re)presentation, resistance and revolution in the multilocal Armenian experience from the nineteenth century through the Velvet revolution to today. Organizers: Dr. Houri Berberian, UCI; Dr. Melissa Bilal, American University of Armenia; Dr. Lerna Ekmekçioğlu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Sponsors: Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian Studies, Vahe and Armine Meghrouni Lecture Series. Co-sponsors: Department of History, Armenian International Women's Association (AIWA), National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)/Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Topics. Start time on May 4-9:30am, May 5-10:am; end time May 5-6pm.

May 4 Saturday 10am-12:30pm, Anaheim: ACLU of So California: We The People: Take the Power Back @ Anaheim Central Library, 500 W Broadway
California has a deadly problem with policing. California police kill more people than any other state, and there are enormous racial disparities. That's why ACLU So CA is working to pass AB 392, a bill in the CA Legislature to stop police from using deadly force when they have other options. By holding police to a higher standard, this common-sense change to the law will make the difference between life and death. Too many families are left shattered by police violence. Many of these killings are senseless and preventable. Police should never use deadly force unless absolutely necessary. But right now, California law lets police kill even if deadly force isn't required. Last year, this bill was stalled in the legislature by the big law enforcement lobby. It's time to take the power back and demand more from police and elected representatives. Join the movement of everyday individuals who are committed to bring an end to this death toll. Get informed, get organized and let's jump into action. Breakfast and snacks will be provided. Register for the event here

May 4 Saturday 11am-2:30pm, Santa Ana: NWPC OC Tour of WISEPlace Shelter for Women @ Women, Inspired, Supported, Empowered Place, 1411 N Broadway
Join NWPC OC for a tour of WISEPlace, a shelter for women. Visit the WISEPlace website to learn more about how they help unaccompanied homeless women. https://www.wiseplace.org/event/learning-session-and-tour/ Dr. David Snow, the lead researcher on the UCI Study on the Cost of Homelessness to the community will be discussing the topic: How Did I Get Here? Women and Homelessness. Jenny Rodin, a Graduate of WISEPlace will share her story. Please arrive by 10:45 am for the 11 am tour. The shelter is in need of the following items for the residents: Uber, Lyft, Kohl's, Target, and Walmart gift cards.

May 4/5 Saturday/Sunday 10am-5pm, Garden Grove: Welead OC 2019 Spring Candidate Development Training @ Unite Here Local 11, 13252 Garden Grove Blvd.
WELead OC's three weekend, 6-day, in-depth political development training program focuses on educating and training women in all aspects of political campaigns, the tools required to prepare for and implement a run for elective office, working as professionals with political campaigns and developing activist/organizing skills. Participants must be registered as a Democrat as of January 1, 2019. Applicants must also be residents of Orange County. The political development training program is open to Progressive Democratic women interested in running for elective office in Orange County, Progressive Democratic women, Women of Color and women living in under-represented communities, interested in working on political campaigns and becoming Progressive activists. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THE 3 WEEKEND/6-DAY TRAINING. Registration link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7whW9cwOY36pdbrHuCPod31WXN1I0SFKd7O6dfY7R-iO3VQ/viewform  For questions and/or additional information: karen@weleadoc.com See also Apr 13/14 Apr 27/28

May 4 Saturday 12:15pm, Anaheim: Anaheim Democrats Meeting with Norberto Santana, Voice of OC @ Haskett Branch Library, 2650 W Broadway
Join Anaheim Democrats to hear from Norberto Santana, award-winning online journalist and publisher of the Voice of OC, and Ada Briceno, Chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County. You do not have to be a club member to attend. All Democrats are welcome.

May 4 Saturday 1:30-3:30pm, Irvine: Town Hall with Rep. Katie Porter and Rep. Harley Rouda @ Lakeview Senior Center, 20 Lake Rd,
Join the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Community for its Community Town Hall with Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) and Congressman Harley Rouda (CA-48) to discuss immigration and interaction with law enforcement at the local and federal level. Come and share your questions and concerns. Moderated by Duraid Antone and co-sponsored by WAVE and ACLU Southern California. Please RSVP for this free/public event at adcocounty@gmail.com.

May 4 Saturday 6pm-midnight, Irvine: The LGBT Center OC's Indigo Ball @ Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Rd
Indigo Ball is the LGBT Center OC's opportunity not only to celebrate the Center's impact in the community, but to also recognize upstanding community members who have contributed to the empowerment, advocacy, and support of LGBTQ individuals in OC and beyond.The color indigo represents service to humanity. This powerful color is sincere and dignified, devoting passion to protecting the rights of others. A persistent fight for justice and protection strongly resonates with the mission statement at the LGBT Center of OC. As the only LGBT Center in all of OC, the organization takes a staunch stance in defense and support of all members of the LGBTQ community. Indigo Ball is a night of reflection and celebration, sharing the Center's passion so that all can join in this service to humanity. Torchbearer honorees include Jeanne and Gideon Bernstein, who have been vital to LGBTQ advocacy and awareness with the #BlazeItForward movement.  John Whelan and Brad Prescott, two of the community's largest supporters on both an individual and organizational level will be honoered. If you're interested in sponsorship, ad space, or a Brad Brafford birthday shout-out for the Indigo Ball program, please contact: Jasmine Rara at jasmine.rara@lgbtcenteroc.org  Purchase tickets here

May 4 Saturday 6:30-7pm, Orange: Chapman Univ Performing Arts: She Kills Monsters—Pre-Show Lecture @ Chapman University, Studio Theatre, Moulton Hall Room 149
Join Chapman Univ Performing Arts for a free pre-show lecture with Panelists from the local chapter of PFLAG, an organization dedicated to promoting a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. (See also Apr27)

[Cancelled] May 5 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC: meeting CANCELLED
Due to unforseen circumstances, the Green Party of Orange County's MAY 5 meeting has been CANCELLED.   Sorry for the inconvenience. We'll see you next month on June 2.

May 5 Sunday 3-5pm, Newport Beach: OC Alliance for Just Change: Mobilizing to End Homelessness @ St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd.
We invite all to join us for the final forum of our 2018-2019 series on ending homelessness in Orange County. Come hear an incredible panel of speakers discuss how to mobilize using law, politics, social media, grassroots organizing, and faith-based communities.  Additional details: facebook.com/events/279620549583811

May 8 Wednesday 6-8pm, Fullerton: Resilience OC: Sanctuary, Local Entanglements and Political Landscape @ Fullerton College, 321 E. Chapman Ave.
In partnership with Fullerton Community College, the OC Rapid Response Network, will host 5 Leadership and Skill Building trainings in Fullerton. These trainings will provide an overview of immigration issues and community defense tools. he training topics will range from know your rights, legal rights & advocacy, emergency preparedness planning and participatory defense. They will consist of presentations, videos, discussions, and role playing. By attending one or all of the sessions, participants will get a deeper understanding how immigration enforcement is taking place in the county as well as learn tools and skills to defend their families and community. Additional details: facebook.com/events/294708124812769

May 8 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats: Media & Politics @ Chapter One: the modern local, 227 N Broadway
Join OCYD and reporters from the Voice of OC & KPCC for a discussion on the role of media in politics, journalism in the digital era, and how we can all work to protect the First Amendment. As always, there will be plenty of time for mixing & mingling

May 8 Wednesday 7-9pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd AD Democratic Alliance May Meeting @ IAM District 725, 5402 Bolsa Ave.
Guest Speaker Josh Lowenthal

May 9 Thursday 6-8pm, Newport Beach: Katrina Foley for State Senate: Mingle, Music & Margaritas @ 526 Santa Ana Ave.
Join friends for a fabulous evening of mingling, margaritas & music at the home of Javier Vasquez. suggested individual contribution $37 - $100 students $10 RSVP Carina Franck (714) 675-3653 Foley4Senate@gmail.com

May 9 Thursday 6:30pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: Kim Carr, HB City Council @ Summerlane Clubhouse, 5245 Foxglove
City Council Member Kim Carr will join Huntington Beach Huddle to share her vision for the city.

May 9 Thursday 7-8pm, Orange : Prayer Vigil for Our Immigrant Brothers and Sisters @ Sacred Heart Chapel, 480 S Batavia St
Join the Sisters of St. Joseph Orange to come together in prayer honoring the journey of migrant brothers and sisters who have been detained and those waiting to have their case heard. In particular, the group will be praying for migrant mothers and their children as they are remembered on Mother's Day.

May 10 Friday 6pm, Costa Mesa: OC League of Conservation Voters 20th Annual Environmental Leadership Awards Dinner @ Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Drive
OCLCV will honor HB Huddle for Environmental Political Activist Organization Award, Aaron McCall for Environmental Political Activist Award and Surfrider Foundation Ocean Friendly Restaurant Programfor Environmental Business Program Award. Please RSVP by May 3. To reserve your seats, please mail your check by May 3. The cost is $90 per person. After May 3, the cost is $105 per person. No tickets at the door without prior RSVP. If you are unable to attend, but wish to donate, it would be greatly appreciated. Please make checks payable to: Orange County League of Conservation Voters, P.O. Box 1303
Huntington Beach, CA 92647. Questions? Contact Kathleen Shanfield kshanfield@aol.com  OCLCV'S annual fundraiser is designed to raise funds for local candidates that support environmental protection and conservation of our natural resources.

May 11 Saturday 9-11am, Yorba Linda: Democratic Party of OC Fundraiser: The Power of Women Making Waves @ Yorba Linda Country Club, 19400 Mountain View Ave
Join the Democratic Party of OC and Chair Ada Briceno to help raise money for Orange County Democrats. The event will highlight the importance of getting more young women involved in politics and several donation levels will help encourage the next generation of female leaders and activists. Become a Sponsor: Your sponsorship will include recognition in the program and special seating. $1,000 - Leader: Includes admission plus 5 additional tickets for 14-21 year-old young women interested in politics; $500 - Partner: Includes admission plus 3 additional tickets for 14-21 year-old young women interested in politics; $250 - Supporter: Includes admission plus 2 additional tickets for 14-21 year-old young women interested in politics; $125 - Friend - Includes admission plus 1 additional ticket for 14-21 year-old young woman interested in politics; $30 - Sponsor a Young Woman, Purchase a discounted ticket for a local young woman to attend the event; $25 - Inspirational Quote: Your favorite inspirational quote included in the program. Please submit inspirational quotes to Alex Gilliland at alex@ocdemocrats.org by May 6 to be included in the program. Early Bird pricing expires April 24, 2019. To purchase a table of 10, please contact Caryn Puma at (714) 634-3367 or caryn@ocdemocrats.org.To purchase by check, please make check payable to: Democratic Party of Orange County and mail to: DPOC, 1916 W Chapman Ave, Orange CA 92868. Early Bird Ticket (Through April 24) $40.00 each. Regular Ticket (April 25 - May 11) $55.00 each. Purchase tickets through ActBlue here

May 11 Saturday 6pm, Santa Ana: Shoshana Zuboff-The Age of Surveillance Capitalism @ OC Museum of Art, 1661 W Sunflower Ave
Presented in partnership with the Creative and Cultural Industries program in the Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Chapman University. Join Shoshana Zuboff for a fascinating talk about the unprecedented form of power called “surveillance capitalism” and the quest by corporations to predict and control behavior. In the current age of social media and smart devices, people are under 24-hour surveillance. From the time they wake up using their phone's alarm to the dinner eaten on a Yelp search, data on private human experience is constantly being collected and sold—often with consent.  Zuboff shines a light on this invisible yet pervasive force that knows everything about users, while they know very little about it.  If you tweet, post, shop, drive, sleep, or eat, this is an essential conversation that will likely change the way you think about these seemingly quotidian activities.  After all, it's not just privacy that is threatened by surveillance capitalism, but democracy itself. Zuboff is a professor emerita of the Harvard Business School and author of the influential books, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power and In the Age of Smart Machine: The Future of Work and Power. Doors will open at 6pm for complimentary wine reception and a chance to see OCMA's new exhibitions featuring Pacific Rim-based artists whose work explores global issues of power, control, and corporate influence.  Following the talk, Zuboff will sign books. 7 pm: Talk + Q&A8 pm: Book signing. Event is free https://www.ocmaexpand.org/events/shoshana-zuboff-the-age-of-surveillance-capitalism

May 12 Sunday 4-6pm, Santa Ana: Our Revolution OC @ El Indio Botanas Y Cerveza, 309 W 3RD ST.
Issue Platform- Updates (25 mins). Healthcare is a Human Right- Healthy California Campaign. Green New Deal- Green New Deal SoCal Coalition. Get Money Out of Politics- SB 47 Disclose Act. A Living Wage. Housing is a Human Right- OC United to End Homelessness. Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/783306558706466/

May 13,15 Monday,Wednesday 10am-1pm, Santa Ana: Mobilize America Voter Registration Drive @ Eruo Caffee 3950 Bristol
Two dates to choose from for voter registration effort to keep Harley Rouda and Katie Porter in Congress. For info on Katie Porter's campaign for Congressional District 45, visit https://katieporter.com/. For info on Harley Rouda's campaign, visit Harley Rouda's campaign in Congressional District 48, visit https://www.harleyforcongress.com/

May 13 Monday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC: Climate Change-The Biggest Threat to Our Planet with Kevin de Leon @ San Juan Hills Golf Club, 3120 San Juan Creek Rd
Last month, Senator Kevin de León and former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger launched a major initiative to eliminate tailpipe emissions, California's largest source of planet-warming greenhouse gas pollution. Read the LA Times article about the initiative here. Click here to read LA Times article about the billions of dollars the U.S. could save if it adapts proactively to climate change, according to a new report by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Other speakers we will hear from are Selina Anderson - Public Programs Coordinator, Ocean Institute in Dana Point, Jackson Hinkle - Member of Nancy Pelosi's Youth Council and the Sunrise Movement. Moderator will be Senator Josh Newman. Topics include: Latest data on climate change, Harmful actions by the Trump Administration, Effect on our oceans, More extreme weather, New Green Deal, Eliminating tailpipe emmisions. Click here for tickets.

May 13 Monday 7-8:30pm, Anaheim: Housing is a Human Right @ Universalist Unitarian Church in Anaheim, 511 Harbor Blvd
Each week, Peacebuilders OC discusses its campaign to put a funding measure on the ballot for housing to end homelessness. Strategize for rapid response to unfolding developments. Increase capacity for change through training. *To see the schedule for the meetings, refer to the calendar at website: summerofthepeople.org

May 14 Tuesday 4-7:30pm, Irvine: Climate Action Campaign; Irvine City Council Meeting: We Support a Climate Action Plan @ City of Irvine City Hall, 1 Civic Center Plz
4:00pm Rally begins outside Irvine City Hall 6:30pm (approximate) Public comment begins, Irvine residents encouraged to fill out a public speaking card and give a brief public comment in favor of a Climate Action Plan and Community Choice Energy. Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/600864550414354/

May 14 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Brea: People for Housing - OC YIMBY; The Housing Crisis: What Can We Do? @ Brea Civic Center, Level 2, Community Room B
We've priced a generation out of housing in California, and a younger generation is now seriously impacted by housing instability. When will we take action? Come join the discussion, where we'll break down the realities and discuss bold solutions. We CAN make a difference.

May 15 Wednesday 4pm, Irvine: Catching Your Breath: How Climate Change Can Alter the Microbiome You Inhale @ Crystal Cove Auditorium, UC Irvine Student Center, 311 W Peltason Dr
A UCI BioSci lecture featuring, Kathleen K Treseder, Ph.D., Professor Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UCI. Reception to follow the lecture at 5pm. Free and open to the public. Registration requested here

May 15 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Anaheim: Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development and UNITE HERE Local 11; Community Forum: Fair Lease for Angel's Stadium @ Katella High School, 2200 E Wagner Ave.
Join us as we vision together to stop the giveaways to billionaires and put residents first at this Community Forum and Educational event! We will be planning how to make sure Anaheim residents and workers benefit from our stadium by advocating for a better deal for Angel's Stadium. Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/596747817468337/

May 16 Thursday 6pm, Santa Ana: ACLU People Power: OC Know Your Sheriff & Sheriff's Dept Workshop #3 @ Xerox Centre, 1851 E First St (First Floor Conf Rm)
Workshop #3: Orange County Jails. Join the ACLU of Southern California and Orange County Racial Justice Collaborative for workshop #3 of this public education workshop series about the role and power of a sheriff and sheriff department operations. This workshop will focus on conditions of confinement and the rights of people who are incarcerated and detained in OC's adult jail facilities. Directions to event: Parking is available in the structure adjacent to Xerox Centre. If you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact Daisy Ramirez at dramirez@aclusocal.org Register here

May 16 Thursday 6:30pm, Long Beach: Long Beach Area Peace Network Meeting @ 425 Atlantic Ave
Proposed Agenda: Introductions: Remind attendees that LBAPN is a network of different groups and individuals, and each person should identify the one group they will report to or believe is their best connection.  Select a timekeeper Consent Agenda (Suggested action: Approve). Minutes; Treasury Report $3511.49; Action Items: Sponsoring a workshop on White Allyship;  Current state legislation: 2 Housing bills, Police related bills;  Organizing for 2020—4 circles; LB Rising organizing training; LB Rising power analysis workshop on community benefits; Old Business: May Day march; Counter demonstration re white supremacy; Palm trees and herons; RAP report; Announcements.

May 16 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Orange : Sisters of St Joseph Orange Speaker Series 2019: Choosing Clean Energy @ St Joseph Center, Mother Louis Room, 480 S Batavia St
Speaker: Robin Ganahl, Organizer with Climate Action Campaign. Robin will speak on Climate Action Campaign's work in San Diego and Orange counties to address the Climate Crisis through building community support for local policy change. She will discuss policies like Community Choice Energy that can be implemented today as a local action to address our urgent need for sustainability and how community members can help move those policies forward. Visit this link to download the flyer for more information http://csjorange.org/ministries/justice-center/upcoming-events/speaker-series The 2019 Speaker Series is focused on raising awareness about the climate change crisis and how it can affect everyone in the years ahead. The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report makes clear that there are only a few years to act to protect our “common home” from the devastating effects of climate change. This Speaker Series will provide opportunities for conversation and involvement through action and/or advocacy.

May 16 Thursday 7-9:30pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace and Justice Coalition Film Discussion @ Saint Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave
Bring a DVD you would like to share! The group will decide which film to watch from the DVDs brought that night then have a discussion after the film. More info at: http://www.whittierpeace.org/index.htm#FilmDiscussion

May 17 Friday 10am-2pm, Irvine: Select Committee on Student Debt Informational Hearing Plus Student Loan Debt Workshop @ UC Irvine School of Law 401 E Peltason Dr, EDU 1121 Robinson Court Rm and EDU 1111
Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris has been appointed, by The Speaker of the Assembly, to be, Chair of the Select Committee on Student Debt and is hosting a hearing that will collaborate with fellow committee members, colleagues in the Legislature and advocates to make sure student borrowers have a shot at the future they deserve. She is hosting this event along with NextGen Policy, Consumer Law Clinic at UCI and the Associated Students of the University of California, Irvine (ASUCI). In California alone, there exists $134.3 billion in total outstanding debt, with an average student debt balance of $35,517. The severity of the student debt crisis demands attention and this hearing aims to find real solutions for the 44 million borrowers struggling with debt. A panel of experts and individual borrowers will share their experiences with barriers created by rising student debt levels in an effort to identify opportunities for policy solutions. Also: Free Student Loan Debt Workshop, with the assistance of the Student Debt Crisis and NextGen Policy. A light lunch will be provided in Classroom EDU 1111

May 17-19 Friday noon-Sunday 2pm, Garden Grove: 72nd Annual League of United Latin American Citizens State Convention "Building Bridges for Unity" @ Delta Hotels, 12021 Harbor Blvd
For complete info on packages and agenda, visit eventbrite.com/e/california-lulac-state-convention-2019-tickets-55432307524

May 18 Saturday 8am-1:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club Supports Love Costa Mesa! @ Newport Mesa Church, 2599 Newport Blvd
Calling all volunteers! The CM DEM Club is forming a crew to support one of the many community service projects in this positive, non-partisan and worthwhile event. Please go to the projects page at LoveCostaMesa.org, and respond ASAP which project most calls to you. Event schedule: 8am Registration and Kick-off Rally; 9am-12pm Working on service projects; 12pm Lunch and celebration.

May 18 Saturday 10-10:30am, Huntington Beach: Hands Across The Sand @ Huntington Beach Fire Pits, Newland Ave and PCH
Join hands with Surfrider and Oceana Southern CA in opposition to new offshore oil and gas drilling in the Pacific Ocean. The current administration is moving forward with plans to increase oil and gas drilling in the Federal waters of the Pacific Ocean. People must now stand together and show strong opposition! Over 90 cities on the West Coast have passed resolutions to oppose the Presidential Executive order to expand offshore drilling, and an Alliance of over 2,800 businesses have come together in opposition. Special Guest Speakers: Laura Oatman, District Director for Congressman Harley Rouda, Vipe Desai, Founding member of the Business Alliance for Protecting the Pacific, Nancy Downes, Campaign Director for Oceana. More details coming soon! Volunteers / Donated Services Needed:  Event Set-Up, Organizing the Line-Up, Drone Footage, Event Photography, Posting on social media, Event Break-Down. The entrance to location is Newland Ave and Pacific Coast Highway. Tell the gate attendant you are participating in the Surfrider Foundation beach clean-up - you should be offered free parking. On the Facebook Event page, you should be able to click on the location to open up a map. When you enter you will be looking for both Oceana and Surfrider Foundation signs and banners. For updates, see Facebook events page https://www.facebook.com/events/356581724981832/

May 18 Saturday 10am, Costa Mesa: Pulling Together - Restoration at Fairview Park @ Fairview Park, 2501 Placentia Ave
Join the Fairview Park Alliance and City staff to pull invasive plants and restore natives. Get your hands dirty working to restore and clean-up Fairview Park! Tools will be provided, but bring gloves, hat, sunscreen, and water. Sign up at LoveCostaMesa.org. Click on Projects and select "Pulling Together - Restoration at Fairview Park."

May 18 Saturday 11:30am-1:30pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: Ready To Mobilze for 2020? @ Euro Cafe, 5402 Bolsa Ave
Join HB Huddle to welcome Nathan Searcy, GOTV Director for the 2018 Harley Rouda campaign and Josh Lowenthal, Candidate for CA AD 72 in 2018 (and 2020?) Find out what went right in 2018 and what is needed to keep the Blue Wave rolling in 2020.  Optional Potluck bring a dish or just bring yourself.

May 18 Saturday 1:15pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State OC: Rhett Kuseski From Atheism to Seminary and Back Again @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave
Rhett will share his secular and spiritual journey as a young active atheist who later converted to Christianity in college. After attending and graduating from seminary, he had a falling out with the church. Having had a profound born again Christian experience he will talk about the psychology of his conversation and de-conversion and share insights into worldview shifts and why some might be more susceptible to them than others. He will discuss how his experience relates to the separation of church and state. Rhett is a member of the AU-OC steering committee and Vice President of the Humanist Association of OC. Socializing at 1:45; meeting at 1:45. Plenty of parking and no charge for admission. Contact www.au-oc.org, mail@au-oc.org, 714/299-4551.

May 18 Saturday 7pm, Huntington Beach: Democratic Party of OC: Preserve Orange County's Historic Victories @ Private Home Address Provided with RSVP
Please join DPOC to defend Democrats' historic victories and ensure wins in 2020. Congressman Gil Cisneros will provide an update on Democrats' work in Washington, D.C. Event sponsors will attend an exclusive happy hour with Congressman Cisneros before the general reception. For info on pricing, sponsor opportunties and to purchase your tickets at  https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ochistoricvictories

May 19 Sunday 2pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine: 'Standing With Immigrants' panel discussion @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
We're welcoming several guest experts to discuss immigration issues and the status of Orange County's contract with ICE. The panel is moderated by Jennifer Lee Koh (immigration lawyer & law professor), featuring Tim Burns (immigration advocate), Erik Garcia (ACLU immigration policy advocate), and Guerline Jozef (immigrant rights activist).

May 19 Sunday 2-5pm, Fountain Valley: OC Peace Coalition Peacemaker Awards Banquet @ Claim Jumper Restaurants, 18050 Brookhurst St.
It is time for us to come together and lift up the good work being done for Peace by exceptional leaders in Orange County.   Orange County Peace Coalition is proud to announce:   Peacemaker of the Year: Tim Houchen - Hope for Restoration   Person of Conscience: Hussam Ayloush - CAIR   Lifetime of Service: Jan Meslin - Freedom for Immigrants   Rising Star: Jackson Hinkle - Uprising Peace Activist
$30 Donation to attend. Pay at the door or mail your check to: OCPC 775 Havana Ave. Long Beach. CA 90804For more information, contact Pat 562-833-8035 mfsooc@earthlink.net or Ed 714-317-3969 esewolfie@gmail.

May 19 Sunday 3-5pm, Laguna Beach: Women for American Values & Ethics: Light the Way for Change @ Laguna Beach High School Artists Theater, 625 Park Ave.
EARLY TICKET PURCHASE ADVISED: wave4all.org. Please join us for a unique afternoon of guest speakers and musical performances highlighting intolerance and violence to create a kinder world honoring human rights & dignity for all. Additional details: facebook.com/events/335394383999426

May 19 Sunday 6:15-8:30pm, Irvine: Together We Will OC Know Your Rights: 1st Amendment Assemblies and Criminal Defense @ The IRWD Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Please join us for this important training on your free speech rights, and how to defend and protect them in a peaceful public assembly. We will have legal experts from the ACLU, the National Lawyers Guild, and Bird Law Group speaking on 1st amendment protections, the NLG's role as legal observers, and next steps for criminal defense in case of unlawful detention. Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/418693552197474

May 20 Monday 3-6pm, Santa Ana: California Alliance for Retired Americans Bingo Fundraiser @ Chapter One: the modern local, 227 N Broadway
Join CARA play BINGO, have some fun, and raise funds for the group's efforts to unite retired workers and community groups to win social and economic justice, full civil rights, and a better, more secure future for retired Americans, their families, and future generations. Great prizes and 50/50 drawing. Admission $10; includes 4 cards (extra cards available for purchase). Parking structure available across the street.  RSVP to Tish Leon 714-401-8312 or lety.leon1951@gmail.com. For more information about CARA visit website: www.californiaalliance.org.

May 21 Tuesday noon-1:30pm, Huntington Beach/Irvine: Stop the Bans
Huntington Beach Pier, PCH and Main St
Sand Canyon Ave & Alton Parkway (between Hoag and Kaiser Hospitals)
This Tuesday, May 21st at noon local time at statehouses, town squares, and courthouses across the nation, people will show up to speak out and fight back against this unconstitutional attempt to gut Roe and punish women. Together the message will be: Stop the bans. Please join the members of Tuesdays With-out Dana to participate in the national protest to preserve a women's Right to make her own healthcare decisions. Bring your signs & your voice. There will be Handmaidens and extra Handmaiden costumes (come early to get one). Here is the national link to RSVP https://act.indivisible.org/event/register-stop-the-bans-day-of-action/141145/host/?action_id=3819102&akid=.82100.TkgZjB&ar=1&email=&event_updated%3Asuccess=1&form_name=act&rd=1&taf=1&updated=1 (See also May 21)

May 21 Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm, Santa Ana: Big Ideas: Revolutionary Subjects in Action @ Centro Comunitario De Educación, Chapman University in Santa Ana, 216 N. Broadway
Revolutionary Subjects in Action: Chicanx and Mexican Women Activists Share their stories of hope and struggle   Dr. Lilia Monzó, Chapman University, Attallah College of Educational Studies   Dr. Lilia Monzó will do a brief introduction about what constitutes a revolutionary subject and that they are made not born. This is followed by a panel of Mexican and Chicanx women who exemplify activism inspired by hope. The panel includes: Martha Sánchez, Marisol Ramírez, and Cheyenne Reynoso.   Big Ideas is a free, public lecture series exploring the depths of Mexican and Mexican-American culture by top academics in the fields of Mexican Studies, Religious Studies, and Music, leading to the Heartbeat of Mexico festival at Chapman University from May 23-26, 2019.   The series is generously supported by Leatherby Libraries, Hilbert Museum, and Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

May 21 Tuesday 5:30pm, Irvine: Stop the Bans! Protect Women's Right to Control Their Own Health Care! @ Corner of Culver Drive & Alton Parkway
For those who work during the day and can't meet at noon, we are adding an early evening demonstration against the bans! Join us at 5:30 pm at our usual Irvine location at Culver Drive and Alton Parkway. Bring signs, costumes, energy, friends and co-workers to say we will not go back to the wire hanger days that I, for one, can remember and we fought so hard to end. At 6:30, as we end our demonstration, those who can and wish to, are invited to a nearby eating place (TBD) for supper and an informal meeting to discuss further events. act.indivisible.org/event/attend-stop-the-bans-day-of-action/141452?fbclid=IwAR05eCKDTFy4ABmrWofJHNYkXXNtU33u9KZv2PGcLHqMu7GYnQrU7g625KA (See also May 21)

May 21 Tuesday 6-7pm, Aliso Viejo: Congressional Communities Workshop @ Vantis Clubhouse, 2 Brownstone Way
Join us as we introduce the idea of Congressional Communities - a non-partisan effort seeking to increase communication between citizens and their Representatives by adding a voluntary structure to every Congressional district.

May 21 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Anaheim: Feel the Bern OC Monthly Membership Meeting @ 370 W. Cerritos Avenue, Suite 376 (building 7, upstairs)
This is our monthly membership meeting. Each of our board members will have a short report. We will then have a short 20 minute presentation. Depending on the meeting, we may have agenda items to vote on. Agenda https://drive.google.com/open?id=1KmUoM-vbCJ0tMxgSkSdOtTX0ghbQZvwARuybKx-PuUU

May 21 Tuesday 7-9pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats: Journalism In The Trump Era @ Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way
Hear Scott Martelle, a Los Angeles Times editorial writer, discuss being an "enemy of the people" and practicing journalism in an era in which truth can seem malleable, and the public has retreated into political tribes. He plans to take a lot of questions, so come prepared!
With Mother's Day on our minds, we are joining forces with I Support the Girls - Orange & Riverside Counties for our May meeting. I Support the Girls collects and distributes essential items, including bras, underwear, and menstrual hygiene products, allowing women experiencing homelessness, impoverishment, or distress to stand tall with dignity.
The items we will be collecting are: Pads Tampons Reusable cups New or gently used bras of all kinds (sports bras, nursing bras, etc) New underwear

May 21 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousins Club of OC: Friends of Sabeel "Human Rights, American Politics and Palestine" @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Jim Bettendorf, the coordinator for the Friends of Sabeel (FOSNA) in Orange County, will join us to discuss their recent conference on "Human Rights, American Politics and Palestine". Principle speakers were Prof. Richard Falk, former U. N. rapporteur to occupied Palestine, and Tarek Abuata, Executive Director of FOSNA.   Jim will give us a verbal collage of the conference, including Mr. Abuata's comments on the Christian Churches' sin of omission, the "fault" of evangelical Christianity, and a "misconception" of the story of Abraham as the father of three monolithic religions. He will also tell us about Richard Faulk's comments on the difference between South Africa's version of apartheid and the Israeli version. Finally, is there hope for an end to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict?   Please join us and share your thoughts.

May 22 Wednesday 11am-1pm, Irvine: Women For: OC "And Then They Came for Us... " @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Knowing our history is the first step to ensuring we do not repeat it. "And Then They Came for Us" is a cautionary and inspiring tale for these dark times. Please partner with us to share this critical story. "It was a failure of American democracy, and yet because most Americans are not aware of that dark chapter of American history, it's about to be repeated." Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/409220463257973

May 22 Wednesday 11:30am-12:30pm, Fullerton: Official Pride Flag Raising @ Fullerton City Hall, 303 W Commonwealth Ave
The official raising of the Pride Flag at Fullerton City Hall. As by City Council Resolution, the Pride Flag will fly from Harvey Milk Day throughout June to commemorate Pride Month.

May 22 Wednesday 4pm, Santa Ana: Rally for Public Ed Old OC Courthouse, 211 W Santa Ana Blvd
Join educators, students and allies to join a Statewide Day of Action to support our students and protect our neighborhood public schools. We are demanding increased funding for Public Education through progressive taxation, public accountability of charter schools, and racial and social justice within and beyond school doors.

May 22 Wednesday 6pm, Irvine: Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter General Meeting @ Home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River
https://pda.nationbuilder.com/pda_orange_co_ca_chapter_meeting_20190522

May 23 Thursday 5-6:30pm, Santa Ana: YIMBY Housing Democratic Club OC - First Meeting @ 303 W 3rd St
On Thurs, May 16th, the CA Senate Appropriation Committee Chair Anthony Portantino (SD25-Pasadena) suspended SB50 (D-Weiner) until January 2020. This action made it clear that immediate action must be taken in every possible manner in order to solve the housing crisis here in CA and OC specifically. Whether you would like to see more ADUs, PSH, or Missing Middle; together, this club supports Housing First. Topics to be discussed: Club name, Goals and Priorities, Officer Duties and Responsibilities, Meeting Schedule (Quarterly, Bi-monthly?), Pro-housing Candidate Vetting & March 2020 Recommendations for County Party Endorsements, Membership Dues & Fundraising, Strategic Planning & Outreach. IF you are interested in an officer position, please read the Club Creation guide and familiarize yourself with the tasks and process needed to charter. https://orangecountydemocrats.com/wp-content/uploads/2019-01-DPOC-Club-Creation-Guide.pdf

May 23 Thursday 6:30-8pm, Aliso Viejo: Wine & Cheese with Scott Rhinehart for Assembly @ 4 Jaeger Ln
Invitation: Join Justin & Rob for a casual Wine and Cheese Meet & Greet with friend Scott Rhinehart, running for Assembly in District 73. He would be the first openly LGBTQ state representative from Orange County! He's committed to significantly improving access to health care, protecting our precious coast and environment, and growing the local economy. He's also a strong supporter of LGBTQ equality locally and statewide. In 2018, Scott was endorsed by Equality California. By contrast, his opponent received less than 50% approval on his 2018 voting record on equality-related bills, and only 10% in 2017. Hope you can make it!

May 23 Thursday 6:30-9pm, Brea: Indivisible CA39 Member's Meeting @ 391 S State College Blvd
This meeting will be about Gun Safety, Voter Outreach, and news from Indivisible CA39, Indivisible CA "State Strong", and the national Indivisible Project, and more! Sandy Wilder from the Brady Campaign will speak on state and federal legislation, Suicide prevention, and restraining orders. Maribeth McFaul and Lainie Friedman from Moms Demand Action will speak on gun safety issues, including the BeSMART program "A conversation about kids, guns, and safety". Gun Safety is one of 3 main issues to focus on. Hopefully these presentations will help you find a way to get involved and do something about the ever-increasing danger of gun violence. Gus Castellanos will share tips on how to effectively deal with the press when get I interviewed on the spot. The Cisneros campaign has generously granted the use of their space for this meeting, at their campaign HQ.

May 24 Friday 8-10 am, Orange: Global Climate Strike for Future @ Orange City Hall, 300 E Chapman Ave
Global Day of Action climate strikes are planned for that day all over the U.S. and the globe.  Join the rally and march to show that citizens of Orange County want a national Green New Deal to address the climate crisis. A group of three teenage students started striking every Friday at this location several months ago.  Adults have joined them recently to show that support for the Green New Deal crosses all generations. This is how movements begin - small and persistent.  Event will begin with a rally peacefully in front of Orange City Hall, and then march the short distance to Orange Circle and back.  Please bring your home-made signs, calling for bold climate action and highlighting specific features of the Green New Deal.  If you're unfamiliar with the specifics of the Green New Deal, the official House resolution, H. Res. 109, can be found on www.congress.gov. The time remaining to deal with the global climate crisis is extremely short. Please register now https://www.eventbrite.com/e/global-climate-strike-for-future-orange-county-tickets-61856561641

May 24 Friday 7pm, Garden Grove: Latino Muslim Unity and Islamic Society of Orange County: Free Vegan Pho and Halal Tacos for People Power! @ Islamic Society of OC, Al-Rahman Plaza
What better way to fight hate than by sitting down together to get to know one another over a free bowl of vegan pho and halal tacos! It is a pretty simple concept. The power of cultural food brings communities together. Y'all invited for an authentic vegan bowl of pho, and halal tacos to break fast at sunset in solidarity with your Muslim sisters and brothers at ISOC. Bridging the Vietnamese, Muslim and Latinx community and allies, y'all belong here! First come, first serve! There are 500 servings of FRESH vegan organic pho from United Rose Deli and Pho and halal tacos from the beloved Tacos El Moy taco truck from the corner! Dress warm and come hungry!

May 25 Saturday 4-7pm, Irvine: College Democrats at UCI: Margarita Mixer @ Home of Former Mayor Beth Krom, Address provided with RSVP
All proceeds from this event will go to the College Democrats at UC Irvine to support the group as it takes a group of students to San Francisco for the California Democratic Convention the very next week. Additional proceeds go towards helping the College Democrats at UC Irvine's mission of pushing political engagement at UC Irvine and providing young people with further opportunities. ** Physical ticket is not required for entry, please do NOT print ticket to save paper.  Alcohol will not be served by minors or to minors. For tickets, go here

May 26 Sunday 1:30-3:30pm, Irvine: OC Racial Justice Collaborative: Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas @ Museum of Woman, 17905 Sky Park Circle #A
Wyatt Cenac's HBO show, Problem Areas (rated TV-MA), first season looks at policing: what's wrong with it, anyway? For the first episode the group will look at actual examples of how society is dividee in the name of “keeping safe”.  Michele will guide discussion on questions of police training, threat perception, who trains the trainers, character traits, can you replace a culture just by hiring better people, and communities as other vs. communities as partner. Also, group will identify ongoing actions that support better outcomes, such as the latest on the police use-of-force bill AB392 #LetUsLive, and what we can do to work for them. Agenda:- Casual meet-and-greet - Briefing on housing and tenants' rights legislation, then Q&A- Screening of Problem Areas, then discussion - Announcements and closing. ​
Meet other like-minded racial justice activists who are working toward the common goal of eradicating racism through allyship and the calling out of racist policies, ideas, and actions within our own community. Bring your own snacks or snacks to share!

May 28 Tuesday 10am, San Clemente: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice @ Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 200 Avenida San Pablo
We're hoping for a time of conversation about the economic justice issues that our communities are facing and how together, we can bring transformation to our communities. We will debrief our month's activities, give updates on our work in Orange County, and plan the next CLUE steps. RSVP to: lgarcia@cluejustice.org If you would like to make an announcement at our gathering, please let me know as soon as possible so that you can be added to the announcements portion of our meeting agenda.

May 28 Tuesday 7:30-8:30pm, Irvine Amnesty International Local Group 178 @ Peace Room, Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy.
Agenda Human Rights and the Environment Our group meeting will happen at the regular scheduled time in May. We will be meeting at the usual location, Peace Room at the Irvine United Congregational church. We will cover upcoming events, discuss Amnesty International news and take action on the latest AI cases.   The Peace Room is to the left of the sanctuary (between the office and the sanctuary).   Meeting page - Please go to aiusaoc.org/irvine/meetings.html for an update on the parking situation!

May 29 Wednesday 6-7pm, Laguna Beach: Congressional Communities @ Laguna Beach Community and Susi Q Center, 380 3rd Street
Join us at the Susi Q Center for May's Congressional Community meeting in Laguna Beach. Congressional Communities is a non-partisan civic engagement organization seeking to increase communication between constituents and their representatives

May 29 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club: Updates from Local Leaders on Poseidon, John Wayne Airport & Coastal Protections @ Costa Mesa Senior Ctr, 695 W 19th St
Speakers: Poseidon Reverse Osmosis Project - For the past 18 years, Ray Hiemstra worked at Orange County Coastkeeper to preserve, protect, and restore coastal and inland water quality and habitat. His work includes water quality advocacy, policy development, grant writing, Marine Protected Areas, species and habitat restoration and water and sediment monitoring. Climate Action Planning in Costa Mesa - Andrea Marr was elected to the Costa Mesa City Council in 2018 to represent District 3. Andrea is a licensed professional engineer, and was a 2013 recipient of the White House Champion of Change award for her work in energy as a veteran. Andrea is pushing for the city to take climate action with Mayor Katrina Foley and her colleagues on the Costa Mesa City Council. Local Environmental Activism - Linda Kraemer is a community activist and leader with the Climate Reality Project's OC chapter, an organization led by former US Vice President Al Gore that works to empower people to become environmental activists, equipped with the tools, training, and network to fight for solutions to climate change.

May 30 Thursday 3:30-5:30pm, Santa Ana: Stop the Weapons Training in Schools Demonstratin @ 17th and Grand
Join Military Families OC members for this demonstration opportunity and chance to network with students and teachers. The new banner will be ready and with only a few more weeks before school is out for the summer, this is an important statement to make to the Santa Ana Unified School District. Available: signs, petitions and flyers.  Contact: Pat Alviso & Jeff Merrick www.mfso.org or 562-833-8035

May 30 Thursday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Planned Parenthood Advocacy Night
With the right to make decisions about our bodies on the line, this is the time to stand together. These monthly meetings are part of a series of meetings to mobilize advocates, educate communities about the importance of reproductive freedom, and connect with community partners. Organizers will give updates on events from the previous month, and the group will talk about what's coming up next!   dress Provided Upon RSVP. RSVP here: https://www.weareplannedparenthoodaction.org/onlineactions/pZfJg6ixg0asXfS3RNAg6Q2

May 30 Thursday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: OC Know Your Sheriff Workshop #4: OCSD and ICE @ XEROX Centre First Floor Conference Room, 1851 E First St
Join the ACLU of Southern California and Orange County Racial Justice Collaborative for workshop #4 of the public education workshop series about the role and power of a sheriff and sheriff department operations. This workshop will focus on OCSD's relationship with ICE. Experts in the field will discuss OCSD's (now terminated) 287(g) agreement, “Beds for Feds” program, the TRUST Act and California Values Act. Parking is available in the structure adjacent to the Xerox Centre. Please RSVP at:
https://go.peoplepower.org/event/action_attend/19317?nr=1&akid=.867020.NdkrIm If you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact Daisy Ramirez at dramirez@aclusocal.org.

new May 31 Friday 11:30am-1pm, Santa Ana: Rally Against Solitary Confinement @ Orange Coungy Sheriff Dept, 505 N Flower St
Rally with California Families Against Solitary Confinement, Orange County Racial Justice Collaborative, the ACLU of Southern California, and impacted families to demand transparency and accountability for deaths in OC jails. The rally comes after the most recent death in OCSD custody — on May 14, Anthony Aceves was found “unresponsive” in his cell at the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange according to an OCSD spokesperson. There is a highly disturbing history of deaths in OC jails. Last year a grand jury issued a study, “Preventable Deaths in Orange County Jails,” that found 44% of deaths in the jails from 2014 to 2017 could have been prevented by timely and adequate medical care. In 2017, the ACLU SoCal released a report that documented violent, abusive, and unhealthy conditions in the OC jails system. Speakers to include Diana Alvarez (mother of Anthony Aceves), Dolores Canales, co-founder of California Families Against Solitary Confinement; Daisy Ramirez, jails conditions and policy coordinator at the ACLU SoCal; and other impacted family members.People will convene outside the Intake/Release Center on 6th St. If you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact Daisy Ramirez at dramirez@aclusocal.org

May 31-Jun 2 Friday 2:30pm-Sunday noon, San Francisco: California Democratic Party State Convention @ Moscone Center, 747 Howard St.
The California State Convention is the largest gathering of the most active Democrats from around the state. This year the California Democratic Party (CDP) will hold two State Conventions - the Organizing Convention in May and the Endorsing Convention in November. www.cdpconvention.org/

May 31 Friday 7-9pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America-OC General Meeting @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Agenda: election of delegates to send to national convention.


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Jun 1 Saturday 1-3pm, Lake Forest: Friends of OC Detainees Presents: Alternatives for Helping Immigrants in SoCal @ Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23676 Birtcher Drive
With the closing of the ICE detention facilities in Orange County on July 31, 2019, Friends of the Orange County Detainees has fulfilled its mission of providing visits and transition services to those in detention.  At that time, FOCD will be closing down operations. FOCD  thanks all volunteers for their dedication and compassion.  To help identify other opportunities to help immigrants, the FOCD Leadership Team has  identified some options to consider.

new Jun 2 Sunday 11am-5pm, Laguna Niguel: Democratic Socialists of America-OC: Fundraiser/Social for Immigrant Rights @ Laguna Niguel Regional Park, 28241 La Paz Rd.
Democratic Socialists of America-OC are hosting a fundraiser to help aid the costs of attorneys, necessary supplies and shelter.   Join them for a fun afternoon of meeting fellow socialists, grilling, AND making art. We will be painting and planting our own succulent in a clay pot.   $5 SUGGESTED DONATION for food + drinks. Will include vegan options as well. Feel free to bring your own snacks or drinks. Please be aware that no alcohol is permitted at the park. Drink at your own discretion. $10 DONATION to plant your own succulent!

Jun 2 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC: Public Banking @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Learn what is coming down the legislative pipeline and how California is approaching public banking!   Assembly Bill 857 (Chiu & Santiago) Public Banking Act   AB 857 Provides for the establishment of a public bank by a local agency.   "Public banks keep money local and cut costs by eliminating middlemen, shareholders and high-paid executives." - PublicBankLA.com   Shawn Roselius from Public Bank LA will speak about AB 857 and the benefits of Public Banking at the next Green Party of Orange County Meeting.
The GPOC County Council meeting will immediately follow the General Meeting. All attendees are welcome to stay and view the business aspects of running the Green Party during the County Council meeting. https://greenpartyoc.wordpress.com/coming-events/

Jun 2 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Brady OC; Wear Orange - Voter Registration Training @ 15 Riparian Vw
Gun violence is an epidemic in the United States, with over 100 people killed by gun violence every day. Every year, we come together to fight for a future free from gun violence. Wear Orange is an opportunity for us to show the country just how powerful we are. RSVP HERE https://www.eventbrite.com/e/road-to-vote-centers-2020-tickets-61735687102*** additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/409970003180978/

Jun 2 Sunday 4:15-7pm, Irvine: Together We Will OC and Orange County Registrar of Voters; Road to Vote Centers 2020 @ The IRWD Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Orange County is transitioning from the traditional polling place model to the vote center model in 2020, and it will involve significant changes to the voting and elections process. In the vote center model, all registered voters will receive a vote-by-mail ballot. More information can be found at ocvote.com/votecenter. Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/778556722540628/

Jun 3 Monday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC: General Meeting & Pre-Endorsement Election @ San Juan Hills Golf Club, 32120 San Juan Creek Rd
Healthcare is shaping up to be the most important issue in the 2020 election. Which healthcare option is best?? Join DWSOC for Part One in its Healthcare Series featuring:
Dr. Bill Honigman on Medicare For All. Dr Bill is an ER physician, who recently retired after practicing for over 35 years in OC. He is a long time Democratic Party activist and is also a member of the Steering Committee for Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) California. Dr Bill is a strong believer in Healthcare as a Human Right, and an advocate for a Single Payer enhanced and improved Medicare for All system. DWSOC will be electing its Pre-Endorsing Representatives at this meeting, so please consider running! Check your email inbox for more info on election and responsibilities of pre-endorsement representatives.

new Jun 6 Thursday 6:45-8:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC: General Meeting-Summertime Scoops @ Congregation B'nai Tzedek, 9669 Talbert Ave
Get your summertime scoops at this meeting: Eyewitness reports from California's just-completed State Democratic Convention and the election of the new California Party Chair, up-to-the-minute news from Congressional Representative Harley Rouda from his District Director, Laura Oatman,  info on the latest on affordable housing construction and land-use legislation from YIMBY (Yes in My Backyard) local director, Kimberly Adams. Plus, meet Dave Min, candidate for SD37. Join DCWOC to become a more informed citizen and voter! DCWOC includes Fountain Valley, Huntington & Sunset Beach, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Midway City, Cypress, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and Rossmoor. Doors open at 6:30. Program at 7. Membership encouraged, but not required. Refreshments served.  Ample parking behind the building. For info call Phil at 310-871-2083.

new Jun 6 Thursday 7pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC @ Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 N Harbor Blvd
Optional dinner & conversation at 6pm. Featured speaker will be Supervisor Doug Chaffee, the first Democrat to be elected to the OC Board of Supervisors in 12-years. Supervisor Chaffee will discuss issues such as homelessness, housing, and mental health. Luis Perez,  Political Director of the Democratic Party of Orange County, will also share voter information data for Senate District 29 at the meeting.

Jun 7 Friday noon-1pm, Irvine: Democratic Foundation of OC: Luncheon Honoring Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva @ Hilton Irvine OC Airport, 18800 MacArthur Blvd
Sharon ran an exciting and successful race to defend her seat in California's 65th Assembly District. Come hear Sharon speak and honor Sharon her victory. The details: To reserve a Non-Member ticket ($65.00) you may write a check payable to DFOC, PO Box 26708, Santa Ana, CA 92799 ...or pay securely online at: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/silvalunch19

new Jun 8 Saturday 9-10am, Laguna Niguel: Congress on YOUR Corner with Congressman Harley Rouda @ Whole Foods Market, 23932 Aliso Creek Rd
Join Congressman Harley Rouda for a cup of coffee and conversation.

Jun 8 Saturday 9-10:30am, Laguna Beach: Coffee with Cottie Petrie-Norris @ 501 Forest Ave
Join Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris for a cup of coffee and a conversation about fire safety, legislation and fire safety issues that affect Laguna Beach and all of Orange County. There will be a discussion about how everyone can work at the State level to protect local communities from the growing threat of fires. Cottie also will provide a legislative update. For more information and to RSVP, call (949) 251-0074 or visit asmdc.org/petrie-norris

new Jun 8 Saturday 10am, Anaheim: OC Peace Coalition @ Unitarian Universalist Church, 511 S Harbor Blvd, R.E. Bldg
The Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim is now sponsoring OCPC regular meetings. Thanks go to OCPC member Ruth Shapin for working on OCPC's behalf to arrange this meeting space. The meeting will be in the R.E Bldg which is the smaller building, across from the large bldg or sanctuary. Agenda will include details of the summer of peace: Peace Week, Peace Camp, Stop the Weapons Training in Schools. If you've never been to an OCPC meeting before or it's been awhile, this is a good meeting to attend to get re-energized for peace activism. Contacts: Pat Alviso & Jeff Merrick, Military Families Speak Out, www.mfso.org 562-833-8035.

new Jun 8 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Santa Ana: NAACP OC General Meeting @ OC NAACP Second Baptist Church, 4300 Westminster Ave
Agenda: Discussion of the group's annual Juneteenth Celebration, the continuing battle to change the name of Fanning Elementary, the lack of faculty of color in OC schools and other topics of interest to the group.

Jun 8 Saturday 1-2:30pm, Irvine: National Organization for Women-OC: Pride Month @ Museum of Woman, 17905 Sky Park Circle Ste A
Invited speakers: Laura Kanter -LGBT Center Orange County; Kolieka Seigle-California National Organization For Women; Dr. Priya Shah -Transgender Advocate. This will be an engaging and informative afternoonInformation. -Free parking -No cost to attend -Open to the public. Website http://ocnow.org   Membership and/or Donation http://ocnow.org/join-us-2/  Email oc-now@outlook.com

Jun 8 Saturday 3:30-5pm, Santa Ana: Memorial for Frank Barbaro @ Discovery Cube, 2500 N Main St
Please RSVP to LCarlsson@frankbarbarolaw.com  Ceremony 3:30 pm to 5 pm; Cocktails 5pm-7pm. Cube staff recommend parking in the lot off Main and Edgewood.

new Jun 8 Saturday 5:30-8:30pm, Irvine: Social to Celebrate Diversity by the Democrats of Greater Irvine @ Private residence, RSV for address
Please join the Democrats of Greater Irvine this Saturday for an evening with fellow Democrats celebrating the diversity of the Democratic Party in OC and beyond with members and special guests for an evening of delicious food, drinks, a silent auction, and more. Irvine, CA, at home of DGI Chair Jutta Gamboa in Turtle Rock.  RSVP for address and purchase tickets here

Jun 8 Saturday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Sunrise Movement OC: Green New Deal Town Hall & Forum @ Grand Central Art Center Theatre, 125 N Broadway
The event will feature a panel discussion on how the Green New Deal can be implemented, both nationally and here in Santa Ana.

new Jun 9 Sunday 9:30am-11:30pm, Santa Ana: HashtagLunchbag OC @ 4th Street Market, 201 E 4th St
Come join us for our June Event! Lunchbag assembly will start at 9:30 AM and distribution will start at 11:30 AM. $10 donations would be appreciated to cover the cost of food. Hope to see you all there! Don't forget to like our page for more updates and info! https://www.facebook.com/events/366959340841405

new Jun 9 Sunday 9:30am-1pm, Costa Mesa: Gun Violence Prevention Wear Orange picnic @ Balaeric Community Center & Park, 1975 Balearic Dr
A picnic in the park with goodies, fun stuff for the kids and information to share with the public about gun violence prevention. Join whenever you can, stay as long as you want. Wear orange and be ready to meet some new gun sense friends! RSVP HERE Can't join in person? You can still help OC go orange by wearing orange and posting a picture to social media. Take a selfie and tag #WearOrange @momsdemand Together, we can get closer to realizing a future free from gun violence.

new Jun 9 Sunday 11am-3pm, Santa Ana: VROC-Viet Rainbow of Orange County; Bua An Tieng Viet: Một Ngày ở Công Viên @ Mile Square Park, 16801 Euclid Street 4th Street Market, 201 E. 4th. St.
Một Ngày ở Công Viên (A Day at the Park). Location and Date TBA. Potluck! Games!

new Jun 9 Sunday 4-6pm, Santa Ana: Our Revolution OC @ El Indio Botanas Y Cerveza, 309 W 3RD ST
General monthly membership meeting. Healthcare is a Human Right- Healthy California Campaign. Green New Deal- Green New Deal SoCal Coalition. Get Money Out of Politics- SB 47 Disclose Act. A Living Wage. Housing is a Human Right- OC United to End Homelessness. Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1089751004561882/ #ourrevolution #electoralpolitics

new Jun 9 Sunday 8-11pm, Anaheim: OCCCO PICO Inmigration Forum / Foro de Inmigracion @ OCCCO PICO, 310 W Broadway
Consulta con abogados sin costo para: 1.-Carta poder de hijos 2.-Conozca sus derechos constitucionales 3.- Aclare sus dudas con abogados de Inmigracion 4.-Apoyo en prosceso de record criminal No cost attorney 1.-Children's power attorney 2.-Know your constitutional rights 3.- Clarify your doubts with Immigration lawyers 4.-Support in the criminal record

Jun 12 Wednesday 5-8pm, Santa Ana: Community Action Fund of PPOSBC; Summer Kickoff Party
Join the Community Action Fund and our hosts Andy and Karen Thorburn for a Summer Kickoff Party. Let's welcome the summer together with food, and games! $50 Individual Ticket $250 Advocate Sponsor (includes 2 Tickets) $500 Champion Sponsor (includes 4 tickets) Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/300967424161986/?notif_t=event_invite_reminder&notif_id=1558830359852545

new Jun 12 Wednesday 7-10pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats: History of Ball @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St
In honor of Pride Month, join the OC Young Democrats and special guest, Overall Prince Dante Lauren, for a TedTalk style discussion on the history of Ball and drag culture in the US, followed by a relaxed happy hour/mixer. P. Dante Cuauhtémoc (Mescalero Apache, Mexika-Chichimeca/Cano) is a fourth-year Critical Dance Studies Ph.D. student at the Univ of CA, Riverside (UCR). Their academic studies have been supported by the U.S. Department of Education Native American Studies Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (G.A.A.N.N.) Fellowship, the Dean's Distinguished Doctoral Student Fellowship, and the Max H. Gluck Arts Fellowship. Their research focuses on the history of the United States' House Ballroom Scene, in particular the West Coast Ballscene, and its involvement in how queer, trans* and two-spirit black, and blackened indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere have deployed the dance form of vogue (voguing/Performance) as a praxis of decolonization, anti-colonialism, transformational resilience, and queering indigenous knowledge reclamation. P. Dante Cuauhtémoc walks and raises children in the West Coast Ballscenes, and is known as "Overall Prince Dante Lauren" of The Legendary House of Lauren, International.

new Jun 13 Thursday 11:30am, Irvine: Justice for All Day @ Marriott Hotel, 18000 Von Karman
Justice for who? Justice FOR ALL. Please join Democratic Party of OC to demand an end to sexual violence and inequality.

Jun 13 Thursday, 4:30pm-8pm Buena Park: OC Labor Federation Candidate Academy @ UFCW 324, 8530 Stanton Ave
The Candidate Academy is designed to familiarize candidates with political and policy priorities for working families throughout OC. Topics covered: Contracting out and its effect on the local economy; prevailing wage & community benefits/workforce agreements; preserving quality public education; organizing/contract campaigns; healthcare in CA. Space is limited. To RSVP, please contact 714/385-1534. To be considered for endorsement by the OC Labor Federation, candidates must complete one academy session.

Jun 13 Thursday 6:30-9pm, Anaheim: Fix It Healthcare Movie Screening & Healthcare Townhall @ First Presbyterian Church at the heart of Anaheim, 310 W Broadway
Please carpool to the church. If the church lot is full, there is ample parking in lots close by. Congressional town halls are a great opportunity for people to show up and demonstrate the support for Medicare for All in the community to the local Representative. When attendees can ask questions during Q&A, town halls are an opportunity to get the Congress member on the record about their stance on Medicare for All and then hold them accountable to it. Please attend this Congressional town hall and make your voices heard. This Medicare for All event is one of hundreds of volunteer led events are happening across the country as activists come together to win Medicare for All. Check out more events and share the map at: https://medicare4all.org/actions/ Thanks for joining in the fight for health care justice. RSVP here

new Jun 13 Thursday 7pm, Brea: Sierra Club Rio Hondo Chapter @ Coco's Restaurant, 1250 E Imperial Highway
Topic: Future of SoCal Transportation. Come hear the perspectives from Angeles Chapter Transportation Committee members. The meeting will feature a presentation "Rail and Transit in Orange County". Please order a meal or appetizer to support the venue.

new Jun 14 Friday 8-10am, Orange and Anaheim: OC for Climate Action @ City Halls, See below for details
OC for Climate Change has two locations for Friday morning stikes for climate: Orange City Hall, 300 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92866, and Anaheim City Hall, 200 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805. The goal is to continue these strikes - and grow them - through the summer. Join for the whole time or a portion that fits your schedule. If you are able to attend a given strike at either location, please comment on this post. Be specific. That way others will know where and when to show up.

new Jun 15 Saturday 9-10am, Seal Beach: Impeach On The Beach! @ Seal Beach Municipal Pier
Grab your towel and join Indivisible OC 48, TWW-OC and Long Beach Rapid Response for political art action as participants spell out the word "IMPEACH!" Sign up here This is part of #ImpeachTrump: Act to Defend Democracy, a national day of local action to demand an inquiry into the impeachment of Donald Trump! Donald Trump's abuses of communities and country demand action from Congress, which has the responsibility and authority to hold Trump accountable. The next crucial step is an inquiry into whether to draft articles of impeachment. Search and RSVP for the event you will attend or create one if none exist near you! Events will be visible, family-friendly, public gatherings to demonstrate to representatives that impeachment is the will of the people. Together, participants will inform their communities about Trump's abuses and the process of impeachment, then make plans to convey support for impeachment to elected officials. Please bring a Beach towel. This is a family friendly event. Kids and pets are welcome! Cookies will be served. (See also Jun 15 & Jun 15)

Jun 15 Saturday 9am-4:30pm, Fullerton: National Democratic Training Committee Blue Bench Training: California @ California State University, Fullerton, 800 N State College Blvd
The National Democratic Training Committee is excited to partner with the Democratic Party of Orange County for a Blue Bench Training! This is a free event, open to anyone interested in running for office, is staff on a campaign (or hopes to be), or for anyone within the local party infrastructure!vyou must register through the link. The event is free, but attendees must register here in order to properly prepare.

new Jun 15 Saturday 10-11:30am, Laguna Beach: Impeachment Rally @ Main Beach, Pacific Coast Hwy
This is part of #ImpeachTrump: Act to Defend Democracy, a national day of local action to demand an inquiry into the impeachment of Donald Trump! Donald Trump's abuses of communities and country demand action from Congress, which has the responsibility and authority to hold Trump accountable. The next crucial step is an inquiry into whether to draft articles of impeachment. This event will be a visible, family-friendly, public gathering to demonstrate to local representatives that impeachment is the will of the people. Together, participants will inform communities about Trump's abuses and the process of impeachment, then make plans to convey this support for impeachment to elected officials. (See also Jun 15 & Jun 15)

Jun 15 Saturday 10am-4pm, Fountain Valley: 2019 Juneteenth Celebration @ Mile Square Park,16801 Euclid St
The Juneteenth holiday celebrates the day in 1865 that slaves in Galveston, Texas were finally told that slavery had ended, two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln had actually ended slavery. Union soldiers led by Major General Gordon Granger delivered the good news to those in captivity through General Orders No. 3: The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, “all slaves are free.”  OC NAACP is proud to announce this year's Juneteenth Celebration will feature sslots of music, games, food, informational booths and a re-enactment of the origins of this important event in American history. If you are interested in having a table at the event, please contact Gloria Miller at (714) 865-4243.

new Jun 15 Saturday noon-3pm, Orange : 18th Annual OC 72nd ADA Patriotic Celebration of our Nation's Flag @ Teamsters Local 952 Union Hall, 140 S Marks Way
Awards: Dr. Consuelo Nieto Patriotic Activism Award to Bonnie Castrey, School Board Trustee. Chauney Alexander Social Activism Award to Katrina Foley, Mayor, Costa Mesa. Gladys Mason Labor Award to John Hanna, Special Council, SWRC of Carpenters. Nagi Daifallah Social Justice Award to Al Jabbar, school Board Trustee. For info contact Lorelie Lachman 714/318-4216 or Raymond L Cordova 562/301-3758.

new Jun 15 Saturday noon-4pm, Irvine: Brady Campaign: Activism For Our Lives @ Christ Our Redeemer AME Church, 45 Tesla
Brady OC with Activism For Our Lives will have a classic, large stage set up with various booths surrounding it featuring the work of multiple chapters and partner organizations in addition to artivism pieces. Please reach out to azeng@marchforourlivesca.org if you would like to be a partner organization/business/speaker/performer! The program will promote our chapters' work, musicians, local politicians and other art performances. Also available for sale: Merch For Our Lives to help fundraise for upcoming actions in the summer. This event will provide a space for youth activists across SoCal to celebrate their achievements, make connections with other youth and recruit new members. This event should cement and validate this group's presence in SoCal and lead to more opportunities over the course of the next years.

new Jun 15 Saturday 1-3pm, Brea: Impeach Trump Now @ Corners of E Imperial Hwy & State College Blvd
Join the rally to get Congress to seek articles of impeachment against Trump. Bring a friend. PLEASE BRING large posters with a quote and the page number from the Mueller Report. In solidarity with other Indivisible groups in CA39, OC and Indivisible, MoveOn, and By The People throughout the nation, Community-led groups like ours will have a day of action to say #NobodyIsAbovetheLaw and to ask the US House of Representatives to demand justice for Russian attacks/ interference in the 2016 elections and for Trump's crimes and abuse of power.  Congress must seek for articles of impeachment proceedings to defend democracy. The rally will be peaceful, strong, and non-violent rally at all four corners of this location. There are 137 events nations-wide including 22 in SoCal. Stay tuned at impeach.indivisible.org. If Brea isn't close, this site will help find one that is and it will be updated with the latest impeachment resources and actions. (See also Jun 15 & Jun 15)

new Jun 15 Saturday 1:15-3pm, Irvine: AU-OC Flicks for Thought: "Documenting Hate" OC Connection @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Following the attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, FRONTLINE and ProPublica documented a new investigation into white supremacist groups in America - in particular, a neo-Nazi group, Atomwaffen Division. In January 2018, Samuel Woodward was charged in Orange County, CA, with killing Blaze Bernstein, an openly gay Jewish college student who went missing earlier in the month while visiting his family. Woodward is an avowed neo-Nazi and a member of the group who had attended Atomwaffen Division events and training camps. According to chat logs subsequently published by ProPublica, one member wrote of the killing "I love this" and another praised Woodward as a "one man gay Jew wrecking crew". The producer commented that “One thing that surprised me was the hard turn towards anti-Semitism among young people in the current white supremacist movement. In the early days of this white power revival, the movement was animated by a discomfort with immigration and the changing demographics in America and disdain for Muslims. But pretty quickly the movement became immersed in anti-Jewish conspiracy theories, the same sort of twisted lore and logic that had motivated the hardcore racist fringe during the 1980s and 1990s — and for many, many years before that.” Doors open at 1:15. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis. For more information: www.au-oc.org  or email: mail@au-oc.org

new Jun 16 Sunday 5-7pm, Irvine: Indivisible OC Outreach; Let's Meet, Network, Chat, Eat Potluck and Write Letters to Potential Voter @ The Duck Club IRW, 15 Riparian View
Vote Forward has OK'd us for a wonderful program that sends letters to potential voters helping them to register to vote. Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/493169934753850/

new Jun 17 Monday 7pm, Anaheim: Poor Peoples Campaign @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 South Harbor Blvd
What to expect: Discuss the Poor People's Campaign & how to unify communities by calling in individuals and groups to join in breaking the cycle of poverty, militarism, racial discrimination, and ecological devastation. Feel free to bring a snack or beverage to share.

new Jun 18 Tuesday 5:30pm, Newport Beach: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club: Human Trafficking in OC @ OASIS Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Avenue
The program, beginning at 6pm, will include Rima Nashashibi, President Global Hope 365; Sgt. Juan Reveles, Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force; Jim Carson, Co-Founder & Board Member of Survivor to Leader; Lucy, Survivor of sex trafficking in Orange County. Plus, special announcement about Democratic Presidential Candidate Forum from Annie Wright, DPOC Vice Chair South OC. Find details on agenda & speaker information visit here  Admission: Members admitted at no charge, Friends & Guests - Admission waived if you join, or $15 for Walk-ins and $10 if you RSVP here

new Jun 18 Tuesday 6-8pm, Costa Mesa: World Affairs Council of OC: Lecture/Dinner with Renowned Economist @ Center Club, 650 Town Center Drive
Featured speaker will be economist, Raghuram Rajan, the former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund. Professor Rajan is highly respected across the political spectrum as one of the few who predicted the global financial crisis and is currently the Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He will be speaking about his timely new book, The Third Pillar: How Markets & the State Leave the Community Behind. Contact: Naseem Qader, 949/253-5751; media@worldaffairscouncil.org
http://www.worldaffairscouncil.org  2102 Business Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92612

new Jun 18 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Orange County: Feel the Bern OC @ RSVP for address
This is our monthly membership meeting. Each of our board members will have a short report. We will then have a short 20 minute presentation. Depending on the meeting, we may have agenda items to vote on. A special presentation by Beatriz Valencia and Victor Valladares on the Democratic party structure. You have to RSVP as going for the address! #feelthebern #ourrevolution Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/316643212360397 Agenda https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-KgJ9S35DTfjMy3pLpaIZ-gPugIfOzgKQEi7TWmISmI

new Jun 18 Tuesday 7-9pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats: Spotlight on Gun Violence Awareness @ Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way
Gun violence is an epidemic in the US, with more than 100 people killed by guns every day. Join Canyon Democrats to hear about the work of two organizations fighting to end gun violence. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots organization formed in response to the Sandyhook Elementary School shooting in 2012. The speakers will explain how MDA volunteers work towards “gun sense” in America and what you can do to help. Brady Orange County is the longest-running gun violence prevention organization in OC. Presentation topics include state and federal legislation and the organization's work to elect gun violence prevention congressional candidates. The group's efforts helped set the table for the historic positive action in the House this year. It faces the same challenge to keep the momentum going in Sacramento. Giving Back: This month, the club will be collecting diapers, diaper rash cream and baby wipes to support United to End Homelessness and HomeAid Orange County. Your donations will go to local families that are homeless or on the verge of homelessness.

Jun 18 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousins Club of OC - Mirvette Judeh: BDS @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Our speaker is Mirvette Judeh, Vice Chair of the Arab American Civic Council. Her topic is BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions). BDS is not a form of hate but a peaceful method to protest the injustices against Palestinians. She notes that there has been an attempt to criminalize this movement which would violate our first amendment right to free speech.   Please join us and share your thoughts.

new Jun 19 Wednesday 5:30-8pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democrattic Club: Juneteenth Reparations @ Marie Callender's Restaurant & Bakery, 31791 Del Obispo St.
"It is estimated that the United States alone benefited from a total of 222,505,049 hours of forced labor between 1619 and the abolition of slavery in 1865. Valued at the US minimum wage, with a modest rate of interest, that is worth $97 trillion today." -Jason Hickel, "The Divide: Global Inequality from Conquest to free Markets." https://www.facebook.com/events/448549565910484/?active_tab=about

new Jun 20 Thursday 7-9pm, Aliso Viejo: Scott Rhinehart Campaign Event: Celebrate OC Pride with Supporters @ Private residence, address provided upon RSVP
Scott Rhinehart has the opportunity to be the 1st openly-LGBT State Legislator in OC. Keynote speakers: Ada Briceno and Brit Cervantes; guest speakers: Laura Kanter and Aaron McCall. Contribution levels begin at $30 for students. For more details and to RSVP, contact info@scottfor73.com or 949/339-7986 or visit scottfor73rd.com/pride_event

new Jun 22 Saturday 8:30-11am, Huntington Beach: Huntington Beach Huddle: Stories Of Injustice-Actions for Peace @ 5702 Clark Dr
HB Huddle brings you the stories of Theresa Smith and her son Victor Cruz & Anna Mendez and her son Daniel Mendez, two mothers who lost their sons to different forms of injustice, but who both turned their heartache into action. Come hear their stories and find out what actions you can take to help them cultivate peace. Doors open at 8:30am with coffee & doughnuts. Program starts sharp at 9am. Hosted By the HB Huddle Peace & Justice team.

new Jun 22 Saturday 10-11:30am, Fullerton: Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva Presents: Homelessness 101 @ Fullerton College, 321 E Chapman Ave
Come join Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva to discuss homelessness in local communities. Please RSVP with 65th Assembly District Office by calling (714) 525-6515 or emailing Amy.Ramos@asm.ca.gov

Jun 22 Saturday 11:30am-12:30pm, Santa Ana: Blaze Forward OC Pride Parade @ 414 W 4th St, Ste K
ORANGE COUNTY LGBT PRIDE presented by SDCCU Blaze It Forward Parade returns and it's going to be HUGE! "STAND UP, STAND OUT"  Free Festival for all ages 12pm - 10pm. See the community that supports you in the biggest LGBT parade in OC! Organizers are pulling out all the stops for 30th anniversary with singing, dancing, parade floats, flags, Drag Queens, Drag Kings, and most importantly... YOU! So attend and Blaze It Forward  in honor of Blaze Bernstein for a parade that will lift everyone up and bring everyone together! For details, visit www.prideoc.com/festival/parade/

new Jun 22 Saturday 2-5:30pm, Orange : OC Housing Summit: Stories & Solutions @ 1130 E Walnut Ave
From homelessness to the rent-burdened, from housing instability to the missing middle/workforce population who can't find or afford a place to live, California is facing a housing crisis. Hear from those impacted and from organizations and individuals on the frontlines. Featuring Jamboree Housing, Housing is a Human Right-Orange County, People For Housing, California YIMBY and several community leaders, this event will educate and inform, and remind that everyone is in this together. It is clear that any solution requires a multi-faceted approach that takes into account all stakeholders. Bring your questions for Q&A. Light lunch/snacks and coffee will be served. Free and open to the public, so please bring a friend! RSVP/questions: Kimberly Adams, California YIMBY, (714) 325-5303, kimberly@cayimby.org

new Jun 23 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine: Advancing Climate Solutions @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Agenda: panel discussion with local experts and community leaders on advancing climate solutions. DGI also has important club business for DGI members to vote on this month:   selection of club representatives to represent DGI at the California Democratic Party's Pre-Endorsement Caucus in October. If you would like to run to be a club representatives, you must sign up with this link: https://forms.gle/sb1Zf83RtT2pr4MG7 DGI members will also be asked to consider and vote to adopt the final language amendment to club bylaws, Article 4, that was not approved with the rest of club bylaws updates last month. Link to view the update to Article 4 to be voted on: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zz7rF80bWVxgHp-nE-S8L2NUIqrTQ22P/view?usp=sharing

Jun 23 Sunday 4-6pm, Mission Viejo: Our Rev So Cal Monthly Meeting; Our Revolution Southern California @ Denny's, 24445 Alicia Parkway
Join us for a riveting discussion of local happenings including our featured guests: Additional deails; https://www.facebook.com/events/399223567327374/ There will be a recommended $10 food and drink purchase to help us secure the meeting space. Let's break bread and learn more about how we can improve our neighborhood.

new Jun 24 Monday 5:30-8pm, Anaheim: World Refugee Day, Free Dinner and Movie @ Central Library, 500 West Broadway,
Join the Refugee Forum of Orange County for World Refugee Day to celebrate the contributions of local refugees with an evening of delicious food presented by refugee culinary chefs, storytelling, and a movie screening. Anaheim is a home away from home for refugees and it would be much appreciated to see you in attendance for this meaningful event to show refugees that they matter. Details: 5:30 pm-5:45 pm: Welcome by Local Refugees; 5:45 pm- 6:15 pm: Presentation by Refugee Story tellers and Honorees also featuring Grant Hier-Anaheim Poet Laureate; 6:15 pm-6:45 pm Showcase of Refugee Chef's Culinary Arts, featuring "Flavors from Afar". Delicious free vegan dinner from Somalia, Afghanistan, and Iraq. 6:45 pm: Movie Screening: "From the Front Line" a film about the lives of Syrian young filmmakers that are displaced in Lebanon, will be featuring Elias Matar, the director of the film for Q&A. Hosted by the Refugee Forum of Orange County in partnership with United Nations Association, Access California Services, Latino Muslim Unity, OC Health Care Agency, Tiyya Foundation, Uplift Charity, LightHouse Peace Initiative, World Relief, Sabil and Anaheim Central Library.

new Jun 24 Monday 6-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Immigration Information Community Townhall @ Latino Health Access, 450 W 4th St, Ste 130
There have been news reports of immigration arrests to come in the region. The OC Rapid Response Network (OCRRN) is hosting Know Your Rights sessions across OC to prepare the community. Come to this information session to learn about the latest updates and how you can protect your family, the community, and if interested become a First Responder of the OCRRN. An immigration attorney from Public Law Center will be on hand to answer any general questions.Latino Health Access Parking Lot is Available. Free Dinner Provided. Spanish Translation Provided.

Jun 25 Tuesday 6-9pm, Anaheim: Anaheim Democrats ; Inaugural Anaheim Dems Social Mixer @ Towne Park Brewery & Taproom,1566 West Lincoln Ave.
Please join us for our newly launched Social Mixers. Once a month on non-council Tuesdays we will get together to meet, socialize and stay energized. PLEASE bring new membership prospects and encourage others to GET INVOLVED. A different location around Anaheim each month! Ideas for locations?? Message Ashleigh Aitken!

new Jun 25 Tuesday 7-9pm, Huntington Beach: Indivisible OC 48 Coffee Crew @ 308 N. Pacific Coast Freeway
Together we are Indivisible, and together is when where we find strength and community! Join us for our monthly Coffee Crew hangouts at Urth Coffee This is an informal space to meet with other Indivisible OC 48 members to bond outside of resistance!

new Jun 25 Tuesday 7:15pm, Irvine: Amnesty International Local Group 178 Meeting @ Irvine United Congregational Church, Peace Room, 4915 Alton Parkway
Cost: Free. Refreshements will be served. Agenda: United Nations in Geneva. The group's coordinator has returned from summer vacation and will briefly discuss his visit to the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Agenda will also include upcoming events, discuss Amnesty International news and take action on the latest AI cases. The Peace Room is to the left of the sanctuary (between the office and the sanctuary). You can RSVP by replying to Jacques Kilchoer jacques.kilchoer@aiusaoc.org

new Jun 26 Wednesday 10am-1pm, Orange: Democratic Party of OC; GOTV Drive with Field Team 6 @ Democratic Party of Orange County, 1916 W. Chapman Ave. Ste B.
This is a unique opportunity to sign up to work with some of the very best folks who know how to get people to register to vote! Be SURE to sign up for the three events this June!

new Jun 26 Wednesday 11am-1pm, Irvine: Women For:OC June Meeting - Immigration Stories w/ a Panel of Experts @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Hello Democratic Party familia, friends and all. We are very excited that the first presidential debates for the primary are in about 2 weeks away. It would be very exciting to watch the debate together. It will be a potluck. Let us know what you will be bringing so we have a little of everything. Looking forward to seeing you all there. Additional details: womenforoc@aol.com http://www.womenfororangecounty.org

new Jun 26 Wednesday 5:30-9pm, Orange: Canyon Democrats; Unity Rally & Debate Watch Party @ Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way
The stage is set! It's finally time to watch the first of the Democratic Presidential debates for 2020. Join us as we rally together as Democrats to watch what the candidates have to say in a spirited and respectful environment. Sign the pledge to eventually support the Democratic Party's nominee for President to take back the White House in 2020. Almost 60 people have bought tickets already, but there's room for more. We are stronger together!Sandwiches, chips, and drinks will be included. Additional details; https://www.facebook.com/events/2208766046081757/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1561379031729440

new Jun 26 Wednesday 5:30-9pm, Newport Beach: Indivisible OC 48; IOC 48 Primary Debate Watch Party: Night One @ Campus JAX, 3950 Campus Dr.
Join Indivisible OC 48, WAVE, The Laguna Beach Democratic Club and the Orange County Young Democrats for the first night of the Democratic Presidential Debate! Join your friends as we watch 2020 Contenders debate their solutions to the issues facing america today!Join us for a festive party at Campus Jax, with an after debate discussion! Alcoholic Drinks are available for purchase at the venue.The debate is 2 nights in a row! Join us the Next Day with our friends in Laguna Beach at Z's Pizza! https://www.facebook.com/events/2256336387952588/Funds raised through this event support Indivisible OC 48

new Jun 26 Wednesday 5:30-9pm, Aliso Niguel: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club; Debate WATCH PARTY @ Address provided upon RSVP
Enjoy dinner, a margarita bar, and watch your presidential favorites with your friends and fellow activists while also supporting the Aliso Niguel Democratic Club. The debate will be showing inside and on the heated patio. You can even bring your bathing suit and enjoy the debate while sitting in the jacuzzi! The fun is happening in Laguna Niguel at the home of Debbie Lima. Address provided upon RSVP. Seats are limited, so don't wait! https://secure.actblue.com/donate/andc_debate

new Jun 26 Wednesday 6-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club: Meeting and Debate Stream @ CM Senior Ctr, 695 W 19th St
The CM DEMS' June general meeting falls on the same night as the first Democratic presidential candidates debate. So...join the group for live streaming of the event! Agenda includes club officer elections, name delegates to the October pre-endorsement convention, and finish approving bylaw amendments. Start time is earlier than usual! Club business will be addressed during debate breaks and finished up after debate concludes.

new Jun 27 Thursday 5-6:30pm, Fullerton: Asm. Sharon Quirk-Silva Presents: District Office Open House @ Fullerton Towers Holdings LLC, 1440 N Harbor Blvd, Ste 270
Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva cordially invites you to visit her new District Office.  The Assemblywoman looks forward to seeing constituents, discussing legislative issues of interest to the community and sharing services provided by the office. See a map of the 65th district here Please RSVP here

new Jun 27 Thursday 6-8pm, Fullerton: 2nd Annual Fullerton Pride Celebration @ Les Amis, 128 W Wilshire Ave, Ste C
Join Fullerton City Councilmember Ahmad Zahra for his 2nd Annual Pride Celebration with special guest Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia. Open to all! Event Sponsorship Levels: $125 | $250 | $500 | $1,000 $2,500 | To RSVP Please EMail RSVP@psccampaigns.com

new Jun 27 Thursday 6-9pm, Fullerton: North OC For Bernie Debate Watch Party @ Revolucion 1910 Cantina, 205 N Harbor
Limited capacity. Respond "going" at facebook.com/events/448151059080297. Come join NOC4Bernie to watch Bernie debate the other candidates for President. What better place to watch Bernie continue the Revolution than Revolucion 1910 Cantina! Good food, good drinks and a good time with fellow Berners! So don't sit at home alone, come join in the fun!

new Jun 28 Friday noon-1pm, Anaheim: Democratic Foundation Luncheon in Honor of Speaker Anthony Rendon @ Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort, 1855 S Harbor Blvd
The Democratic Foundation of Orange County is hosting a Noon Luncheon  in honor of California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon! Don't miss out on this great opportunity to have lunch with the speaker himself. Tickets can be purchased via actblue at: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/rendonlunch19?fbclid=IwAR2j9nmiwHX2enGb_lq6ExX5RT6uPhEtFtXPYY1-o-xv1QKBUBDshn2FBqE

new Jun 29 Saturday 9am-4pm, Irvine: Raising Gender Expansive Youth @ UCI School of Medicine, Tamkin Hall Academy Dr
A one-day workshop for anyone who has a child or teen in their life that simply doesn't fit into society's notions about gender. Are you…Confused by what your child is saying about their gender? Uncertain about how to respond to your child's gender? Concerned about how you will explain your child's gender to others? Worried about your child's prospects for a safe, healthy, and happy future? Seeking ways to advocate for your child's needs in school, your community, and elsewhere? Raising kids is challenging; when your child is transgender, non-binary or otherwise gender-expansive, the task becomes that much greater.  Join Gender Spectrum for a day of learning, conversation, and reflection about your child's gender. The workshop can help you get a better understanding of what may be happening with your child, how to best respond, and what steps to take next.  This interactive day will combine presentations, discussions, and personal and small group exercises. Topics will include:What is gender? Privacy & disclosure issues, Addressing fears, Helping your child navigate their gender path, Health and wellness issues for transgender and non-binary children and teens, Essential parenting practices for transgender, non-binary and other gender-expansive kids, Nurturing your child's resilience, Advocating for your child. Workshop Presenter: As Director of Family Support at Gender Spectrum, Pamela Wool. For more info and to RSVP, go here

new Jun 29 Saturday 11am-1pm, Brea: Justice for Migrant Children Protest @ 391 S State College Blvd
The US Government has violated the human rights of migrant children, toddlers and their parents. It is morally wrong to hold these youngsters in Trump Detention Centers only because they were seeking asylum and safety in the United States of America. Join IndivisibleCA39 organization to oppose the disintegration of families and the cruelty towards migrant children. Meet at the corners of IMPERIAL HWY & STATE COLLEGE BLVD. Please bring signs, flags, props and spread the word. Open to the public. This is a peaceful event and you agree to abide by all of the laws. Click on RSVP link (have a headcount): https://actionnetwork.org/events/justice-for-migrant-children-protest?source=direct_link&  For more information: Action@IndivisibleCA39.org

new Jun 29 Saturday 12:15-3pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club Annual Picnic/Potluck Coming to America! @ Clubhouse 7
Celebrate the USA's Fourth of July and the diverse cultures and communities of Laguna Woods Village in our wonderful state and nation build by immigrants. Potluck—bring a dish.
$5 at the door. Beverages provided: beer, wine, iced tea, lemonade. Bring a dish to share for 6-8 persons, preferably a recipe from your family's "Old Country." Choice of appetizer, salad, main dish or dessert. Please bring your own serving utensils and warming devices for hot dishes and identify them with your name. Paper plates, plastic cups & glasses and silverware will be provided. Membership, Voter Registration and other volunteer opportunities available. All villagers are welcome! Bring a photo of your descendants! Contact Nancy Hensel   703-964-6993 or hensel.nancy@gmail.com

new Jun 29 Saturday 3-6pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America OC: Maintaining Mental Wellness @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Agenda: A discussion about how people can both actively participate in progressive causes and maintain their mental health.

new Jun 30 Sunday noon-4pm, Anaheim: The Really Really Free Market @ La Palma Park, 1151 N Anaheim Blvd,

If you don't have anything to share you are still welcome to take anything you like (: *If you are brining items to share please only bring what you can carry (a bag or two) *Try and show up early (not 30min before we clean up) So folx have time to look and take items. This will also help us have less to clean up! Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2065512523754374/

new Jun 30 Sunday 3:30-5:30pm, Newport Beach: OC Jewish Coalition for Refugees; World Refugee Day @ Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St.
Meet: Representatives from local, national, and international agencies providing legal services and humanitarian aid to refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants. Also meet artisans who create hand-crafted unique items to support refugees. For FREE tickets to this event please use this link to RSVP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oc-world-refugee-day-event-tickets-59996531240. Additional details: facebook.com/events/353244011984393


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new Jul 2 Tuesday 11:30 Laguna Beach,Mission Viejo/noon Irvine,Huntington Beach: Close the Camps!
Events will focus on demands: Close the Camps, Not One Dollar for Family Detention
 and Deportation, Bear Witness and Reunite Families. Visit https://act.moveon.org/event/close-camps-now_attend/search/ for an event near you and a letter you can deliver to your congressmember. The following events were listed as of early July 2.
1) noon, Katie Porter's District Office, 2151 Michelson Dr Ste 195, Irvine
2) noon, Huntington Beach Pier, Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach
3) 11:30am, Laguna Beach, Main Beach, 107 S Coast Hwy
4) 11:30am, La Paz & Chrisanta, Mission Viejo

new Jul 2 Tuesday 6-8pm, Orange: Democratic Party of OC; Harnessing the Power of Women @ Democratic Party of Orange County, 1916 W Chapman Ave Ste B,
Come build on your power with our community of young women as we take our next steps towards victory in 2020! Refreshments will be provided.Women, especially younger women, do have a voice in our party! The Chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County, Ada Briceño, is holding a special event to meet and hear from young women, as young as high school or college aged, to hear and discuss the concerns and issues women are facing today. Please join us with your questions and concerns about women's issues at this special event.

new Jul 3 Wednesday 8am-10pm, Orange: Never Again Is Now @ Bld K, 20 City Starbucks at Blvd W Space 41,
Take action against ICE. To join our action, sign up here: https://forms.gle/YoPx64cc9RamnNNA6  As Jews, we have grown up with the phrase Never Again seared into our memories. When we say never again, we mean it. Now, as we see widespread separation of families, detention of children in horrific conditions, and adults and children dying at the border as they attempt to leave violence and instability created largely by our own country's foreign policies, we refuse to wait to see what happens next. Additional details:https://www.facebook.com/events/480731379354572/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1562028777926015

new Jul 6 Saturday 10am-4pm, Anaheim: Democratic Socialists of America: Free Brake Light Clinic @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S Harbor Blvd
The OC Democratic Socialists are replacing broken brake lights for free. In OC, residents live under constant fear of interactions with any one of the multitudes of repressive law-enforcement agencies that operate here. This fear is often justified, as even something as seemingly benign as a broken brake light can lead to days in court, spiraling fees, and a loss of license. Primarily, DSA-OC wants help people avoid possibly lethal interactions with the police and ICE to both raise awareness about issues with law-enforcement, while finding ways to hold the police and ICE accountable.

new Jul 6 Saturday 12:15-1:45pm, Anaheim: Anaheim Democrats: On the 2020 Census @ Haskett Branch Library, 2650 W Broadway
Do you think California should have fair representation in Congress? Do you want local communities to receive a proportional share of federal funds? Come hear Miguel Hernandez, Executive Director of OCCCO, discuss the importance of the 2020 census and what local organizations are doing -- and what the local Party can do -- to help ensure an accurate count.

new Jul 7 Sunday 7:30am, Huntington Beach: Arlington West
For this month only you will not be able to park in the beach parking lot.  There is a Parking Garage on 6th St half a block away. Help is much appreciated. Every month members of VFP chapter 110 set-up a memorial to honor and bring awareness to the community of those who have died while serving the country in Iraq and Afghanistan and to bring awareness about continuing wars in the Middle East. Meet up at  the beach at (6th St. and PCH north of the pier) at the start time above and set-up of the field of crosses and other items. Depending upon number of helpers, this can take 45 minutes or up to two hours. "Many hands make for light and fast work". Take down goes much quicker than set-up.  Breakdown will start at about 3pm and hopefully have everything back in the trailer before 4pm. The public must be reminded of these ongoing conflicts and their costs to the nation and its families, and also to continue to talk to, support and help the many Marines, Soldiers, Sailors, Veterans, family members and concerned others that come by. Please join the veterans and supporters this month.  If you have questions contact Jeff at  jeff.mfso@earthlink.net or call/text  562-522-4241

new Jul 7 Sunday 12:15-2pm, Fullerton: Workshop w/ Chris Crass @ Universalist Congregation in Fullerton, 1600 N Acacia Ave,
The outrages and injustices are all around us, the divisions of racism and sexism are in society and among those of us who want social justice as well. For those who are newer to social justice, how do we plug in? For those who have been involved, how can we stay effective when there's so much we're up against and it can be demoralizing? How can we create healthy culture that sustains those already involved and helps galvanize and brings in more people? How can we build and be part of coalitions and support national efforts for racial, gender, economic, environmental and social justice? Attendees who are not members of UUCF are asked to give a $5.00 donation to defray the cost, however no one will be turned away for lack of ability to pay.

new Jul 7 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC: Redevelopment without Gentrification? @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Frameworks for Defining Equity Outcomes: Is Redevelopment without Gentrification Possible?   Presented by Madeleine Spencer, Executive Directing Consultant for the Santa Ana Business Council.   Ms. Spencer specializes in collaboaration among business, government, education, and community. Her accomplishments include the passage of a sunshine ordinance, the passage of a wellness resolution, founding an arts roundtable series, and establishing the first free literature festival in Orange County.

new Jul 7 Sunday 4:30-6:30pm, Irvine: Together We Will OC; 2020 Census and Redistricting Updates @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
An accurate 2020 Census count is vital for Orange County. In our region, it's estimated that 25% of our population, or close to 800,000 individuals, is Hard-to-Count (HTC). With $1,950 per person per year in federal funding at stake, a failed Orange County Census could jeopardize $15 billion in resources to our most under-represented and disenfranchised communities over the next 10 years. At our July 7 meeting, Sarah Middleton, Orange County Census Consultant, will share an update on county-wide Census outreach efforts and offer opportunities for involvement. Also, Karen Lawson will be giving an update on Citizens' Redistricting Commission applications and timeline for public input, and the DPOC's down ballot recruitment "spotters" training.

new Jul 8 Monday 10:30am-noon, Irvine: Annual Supreme Court Term in Review @ UCI, Irvine Barclay Theatre & Cheng Hall, 4242 Campus Dr
This program reviews the Supreme Court's key cases decided in the October 2018 term, with an all-star panel of Supreme Court jurists, journalists, and legal scholars.  Registration will open at 12 p.m. (pacific) June 3, 2019. RSVP here Panelists: Moderated by Rick Hasen, Chancellor's Professor; UCI LawJonathan Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law; Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, Berkeley Law; Chris Geidner, Senior Advisor for Law and Policy, The Justice Collaborative; Sarah Harrington, Partner, Goldstein & Russell, P.C. Viewers may submit questions via Twitter (@UCILaw or @rickhasen), using the hashtag #ucilawscotus at the end of your question. This event is approved for 1.5 hours of Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit by the State Bar of California.

new Jul 9 Tuesday 10am-noon, Irvine: Families Forward; Tenant Education Workshop @ Families Forward, 8 Thomas

new Jul 10 Wednesday 12:30-1:30pm, Santa Ana: End Weapons Training in Santa Ana School District; Pass Out Informational Flyers 2 Parents @ Santa Ana High School, 520 W Walnut St.
We will be leafleting at the Santa Ana High School to inform parents about the existence of a shooting range on campus because only a few parents know about it and to invite them to our monthly gathering for pizza to discuss the next steps. Summer school classes go from 8 am 12:50. As the kids are being let out and their guardians are picking them up, we will give them a flyer and ask for them to sign a petition to end gun training at a public high school. We already have information about our right to pass out flyers in case we are questioned. QUESTIONS: Call Pat with any questions and/or when you arrive the day of the event. Cell: 562-833-8035

new Jul 10 Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm, Irvine: OC Lavender Bar Association; 9th Anniversary Party @ 3161 Michelson Dr.
Please join the OCLBA for our 9th Annual Anniversary Party. This year we are proud to honor Ricardo Lara with the Community Leadership Award and Felicity Figueroa with the M. Katherine B. Darmer Outstanding Community Service Award.

new Jul 10 Wednesday 5:30-8:30pm, Anaheim: Councilman Dr. Jose F. Moreno; District 3 Community Meeting @ 520 S Dickel St.
Join us for ice cream.

new Jul 10 Wednesday 7-9pm, Costa Mesa: OC Young Democrats Welcome Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley @ Old Vine Kitchen and Bar, 2937 Bristol St
Join Orange County Young Democrats to welcome Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley! Mix & mingle, enjoy free appetizers, and learn about how to get involved in OC politics. Drinks are free for the first 25 people🍸Katrina Foley is Costa Mesa's first directly elected Mayor. Katrina Foley also served as Mayor in 2016-2017, and has been on Council for 10 years, (2004-2010; 2014-2018). She previously served the public on the Newport Mesa Unified School District Board of Trustees from November 2010 to November 2014. Katrina also served her community as Chair of the Orange Coast College President Search Committee and has previously served as Chair of the Coast Community College Citizens Oversight Committee, a Trustee for the Vector Control Board, and Council representative for the Advisory Counsel to the OC Great Park. Prior to her election to City Council, she served on the city's Planning Commission for more than five years, and as a member of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Measure Oversight Committee, and the Costa Mesa Human Relations Committee.

new Jul 11 Thursday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: OC Know Your Sheriff Workshop #7: Accountability and Oversight @ XEROX Centre First Floor Conference Room, 1851 E First Street
Join the ACLU of Southern California and Orange County Racial Justice Collaborative for workshop #7 of this public education workshop series about the role and power of a sheriff and sheriff department operations. This workshop will focus on the need for transparency and accountability in OC. Discussion will include the authority and role of federal, state and local agencies in investigating misconduct within the OC Sheriff's Department and the power of community organizing and advocacy. Parking is available in the structure adjacent to the Xerox Centre. Please RSVP at: https://go.peoplepower.org/event/action_attend/19320?nr=1&akid=.867020.NdkrIm   If you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact Daisy Ramirez at dramirez@aclusocal.org.

new Jul 11 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle Local Elections Team invites Ada Briceno, chair of DPOC @ Summerlane Clubhouse, 5245 Foxglove
Learn about how the Democratic Party is growing in Orange County.

new Jul 12 Friday 6:30-9pm, Los Alamitos: Lights for Liberty: Los Alamitos Vigil @ Laurel Park, 10862 Bloomfield St (corner of Katella ^& Bloomfield)
Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps, is an international event created to speak out and stand up against the inhumane conditions faced by refugees at detention camps across the country. Join participants to stand in solidarity with those facing inhumane conditions and the families who have been separated by current immigration policies. This is a peaceful, family friendly event and all are welcome! Bring electric candles or flashlights. At 9:00pm, we will hold a candle and share a moment of silence. Speakers and performers TBD   “Let our children draw strength and inspiration from our collective display of moral courage. They are watching.” (See also Jul 12 Orange, Jul 12 Santa Ana, Jul 12 Brea Jul 12 Huntington Beach)

new Jul 12 Friday 7-10pm, Orange: Lights for Liberty @ Theo Lacy Facility, 501 The City Dr S.
https://www.facebook.com/events/6556276849\ 55771/ Lights for Liberty: A Candlelight Vigil to End Human Detention Camps, will bring thousands of people to locations worldwide as well as to detention camps across country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees.   At 9pm, please hold a candle and share a moment of silence. Together we will light up the world (and social media) to demand an end to human detention camps.   Lets' come together and be heard. Orange, Yorba Linda, Santa Ana and Irvine events are being planned (See also Jul 12 Los Alanmitos, Jul 12 Santa Ana, Jul 12 Brea Jul 12 Huntington Beach)

new Jul 12 Friday 7-9pm, Irvine: Lights for Liberty @ Corner of Alton Pkwy and Culver Drive
https://act.indivisible.org/event/attend-local-actions/143817?fbclid=IwAR3QHgv4YOIxXT40gBzbnRh2fBExb3E7-EsEYz-XPya89n1aWuV5FVRvai4 We are joining with thousands of people from all over the United States to protest the Trump administration's policies toward asylum seekers and immigrants. Bring your signs, your friends, neighbors and co-workers. We'll be getting the word out to home going traffic for the first hour, then hearing speakers on these immigration and child concentration camps, and finally, as darkness falls, we'll light our candles and lights in a vigil for those who are being imprisoned and maltreated by the Trump administration.
19:00-20:00 Bring signs to demonstrate to traffic passing by   20:00-20:30   Speakers   20:30-21:00 Candlelight Vigil
(See also https://www.lightsforliberty.org/localevents)

new Jul 12 Friday 8-9pm, Huntington Beach: Lights for Liberty @ Triangle Park521 Main St
HB Huddle will be joining the #LightsforLiberty day of action to help shine a light on the need to close the inhumane detention camps. Join the group at 8pm. At 8:30pm the group will have a silent candlelight march to to the HB Pier and back and at 9pm, the action will end with a moment of silence. Please wear white shirts. HB Huddle will provide electric candles. (See also Jul 12 Los Alanmitos, Jul 12 Santa Ana, Jul 12 Brea Jul 12 Orange Jul 12 Huntington Beach)

new Jul 12 Friday 8-9:30pm, Santa Ana: Lights for Liberty @ 34 Civic Center Plz
Lights for Liberty, will bring thousands of people to hundreds of locations around the world to hold a vigil in protest of the Trump Administration's inhumane detention camps across the US. Here in OC, Lights for Liberty vigils will be held in several locations. However, this page is for the event will be held in front of the ICE facility in Santa Ana. You can register on this page to stay updated on this event. If you would like to attend one of the other events in OC, those links are provided below. Everyone is welcome to attend this family-friendly, peaceful demonstration. There will be extra candles on hand, but feel free to bring your own or flashlights as well as jackets or layers. The family separations, the horrific conditions, the detention camps — all of it has to end. Hear speakers talk about the issues facing refugees today, sing songs of protest and solidarity and then at 9pm, raise a candle along with the rest of the world. Together, participants will shine a light on the government's abuse of refugees entering America, and ultimately bring an end to these horrific practices. Thank you to the following organizations for your support: DemOCPac, Haitian Bridge Alliance, and OC Jewish Coalition for Refugees.   (See also Jul 12 Los Alanmitos, Jul 12 Orange, Jul 12 Brea Jul 12 Huntington Beach)

new Jul 12 Friday 8-10pm, Brea: Lights for Liberty Vigil @ 391 S State College Blvd
Vigil to oppose the disintegration of families and the cruelty towards migrant children. Please hold a candle, string of lights, a sign, and/or a flag to share a moment of silence. Together participants will light up the world (and social media) to demand an end to human detention camps. The US Government has violated the human rights of migrant children, toddlers and their parents. It is morally wrong to hold these youngsters in Trump Detention Centers only because they were seeking asylum and safety in the United States of America. Meet at the corners of IMPERIAL HWY & STATE COLLEGE BLVD. Please bring LIGHTS, signs, and spread the word. (See also Jul 12 Los Alanmitos, Jul 12 Orange, Jul 12 Santa Ana Jul 12 Orange)

new Jul 15 Monday 7-8:30pm, Anaheim: Poor People's Campaign: Monthly Meeting - Building People Power @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S Harbor Blvd.
What to expect: Discuss the Poor People's Campaign & how to unify communities by calling in individuals and groups to join the campaing in breaking the cycle of poverty, militarism, racial discrimination, and ecological devastation.This month, the agenda will include a look at what a movement is and how to organize effectively in Orange County. Feel free to bring a snack or beverage to share, as well as, the literature on your organization and upcoming events.

new Jul 16 Tuesday 7-9pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats; Combating Hate Crimes and Discrimination @ Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way
OC Human Relations assists victims of hate and discrimination and works to increase public awareness of local and global human relations. It forms coalitions and takes action to assure that underrepresented communities in Orange County have a voice in the institutions that affect their lives. This month's presentation will include hate crimes statistics and trends, the impact of hate in communities, and ways to fight it. This month, we are collecting school supplies for Families Forward. your donations will help low-income students be prepared for school with the proper clothes and school supplies. Donation ideas here: https://www.families-forward.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Both-columns-donor-flyers-2019.pdf

new Jul 16 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousins Club of OC: Israeli Palestinisan Debate - Two States? One? Confederation @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
T he debate will include: Miko Peled, human rights activist, One State solution; Josef Avesar, Attorney, Confederation; Nabil Dajani, Palestinian activist, One State solution;  Barry Steiner, Political Science professor, Two State solution. Moderator, Kathy Shapiro. Admission is free.  Author Miko Peled - "Mine is the tale of an Israeli boy, a Zionist, who realized that his side of the story was not the only side and chose to cultivate hope in a situation most call impossible." From The General's Son. For inquiries contact Ruth Shapin rshapin@gmail.com.

new Jul 17 Wednesday 5:30-8pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club "Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point" @ Marie Callender's Restaurant & Bakery, 31791 Del Obispo St.
With the 2020 primaries just around the corner, the national conversation about the state of healthcare in the United States has been front and center on the presidential debate stage. Join the South Orange County Democratic Club for a very special screening of the documentary, "Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point," followed by a Q&A with local policy advocates. Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2712364148777673

new Jul 17 Wednesday 6-8pm, San Clemente: Democratic Women of South OC: Summer Fiesta Party @ 402 E Avenida Pico
Doors open at 5:30pm for this special event featuring keynote by CA Speaker of the Assembly Anthony Rendon plus good friends, yummy food and drinks. Address provided upon RSVP. Speaker Rendon will share all the latest on what's happening in California, plus, he'll be mingling among the guests, so you'll have a chance to talk personally with him too! Also hear from Ada Briceño, Chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County, about the Party's plans for 2020! Ticket price includes: Delicious Mexican dinner, Margaritas, Beer, & Wine!! Plus there will be some very fun raffle items and a Wall of Wine. ALL funds raised at this event go to DWSOC to help get Democrats elected! Buy your July 17 FIESTA PARTY tickets here! Tickets less expensive for members - click here to join the club.

new Jul 17 Wednesday 7-9pm, Brea: Indivisible CA39 General Meeting @ Cisneros for congress campaign field office; 391 S. Blvd.
Come and learn how Field Team 6 has registered 1,342 new voters nationwide since Feb, 11, 2019!! Featured Speaker: Jason Berlin, Voter Registration Expert and Phenom

new Jul 17 Wednesday 7:15-9pm, Santa Ana: Latinx Young Democrats of OC; with Josh Newman and Sergio Contreras @ Super Antojitos Express #21002 E 17th St, Ste A
Join us for our July meeting with Newman for Senate and Council Member Sergio Contreras, in which they will discuss their respective campaigns and their plans to help us take back important seats on the local level. Additional details: facebook.com/events/363630994301840

new Jul 18 Thursday 5-7pm, Santa Ana: Santa Ana Building Healthy Communities: Instituto de Liderazgo 3ra Generacion @ Santa Ana United Methodist Church2121 N Grand Ave
Hola! Vive en Santa Ana? Quiere ser un líder? Quiere ver cambios en su comunidad? Tenemos un programa llamado el Instituto de Liderazgo 3ra Generación es un esfuerzo para aumentar la capacidad, las habilidades y el conocimiento para residentes como tu! No importa si nunca hayas hecho algo así nosotros estamos para ayudar. El programa esta abierto para personas que son mayores de 18 años. Los temas serán en Español. Tendremos comida, cuidado de niñes, y recursos. Si se quieren inscribir pueden hacerlo en link o contactar por teléfono o por email. Idalia Rios / idalia.rios@sa-bhc.org 949-466-7291  https://bit.ly/2WRrltI https://bit.ly/2WRrltI

new Jul 20 Saturday 9:30am-3pm, Santa Ana: Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood Orange and San Bernardino Counties
Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood is hosting two Advocacy Ambassador trainings this summer - one in OC and one in San Bernardino County. The goal is to give you the tools to help Planned Parenthood grow, mobilize, and organize the reproductive rights movement in all communities. A Planned Parenthood Advocacy Ambassador is someone who wants to take their advocacy to the next level and commits to: Advance the PP mission to educate and empower your community, Lead PP advocacy initiatives in your community, Encouraging interested individuals to become PP advocates, You will receive training on best practices for volunteer leadership and recruitment, outreach strategies, messaging, and more! By the end of the day, you will be ready to hit the streets as a Planned Parenthood Advocacy Ambassador! Go here to RSVP for either event. San Bernardino event is same time on Aug 10.

new Jul 20 Saturday noon-2pm, Huntington Beach: Dave & Katrina Debate at Huntington Beach Huddle Picnic & Politics @ Lake Park Clubhouse, 11th Street / Lake St
HB Huddle will host 2020 CA 37 Senate Candidates, Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley & UCI Law Professor Dave Min, for a full range debate at the first annual HB Huddle Picnic & Politics.
Other special guests include Democratic Party of OC Chair Ada Briceno & DPOC Vice Chair & Orange City Council Candidate Betty Valencia. Enjoy the guests plus food, drink, games and politics. Bring your favorite dish and/or beverage or just bring yourself.

new Jul 20 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Orange: Democratic Party of OC Region 17 Meeting @ 1916 W Chapman Ave
Details: Resolutions; Invited Speakers include various candidates.

new Jul 20 Saturday 1:45-3:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church & State-OC: Separation of Church/State: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow with Rob Boston @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Rob will offer a brief summary of the origins of church-state separation in America, discuss the range of current threats the country faces and offer a positive vision for the future, including tips on what activists can do to achieve that goal. He is senior adviser and editor of Church & State, Americans United for Separation of Church and State's monthly membership magazine and 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). Doors open at 1:15 for socializing and the meeting starts at 1:45. There is plenty of free parking and there is no charge for the meeting.

new Jul 20 Saturday 3:30-5pm, San Clemente: Congressman Mike Levin's Environment Town Hall @ San Clemente High School, 700 Avenida Pico
Join Congressman Mike Levin and representatives from the California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) for a town hall on the environment, including San Onofre, climate change and protecting public lands. While the town hall is focused on these topics, everyone is welcome to attend. Admission is free but tickets are required. Check in begins approx 2:30pm and doors will open approx 3pm. Register here

new Jul 20 Saturday 5:30-7pm, Orange: Vigil for people who have died in OC Jails; OC Racial Justice Collaborative and ACLU of Southern California @ Theo Lacy Facility, 501 The City Dr S.
There is a highly disturbing history of deaths in OC jails. Between January 2010 and June 2018, 63 people have died in OCSD custody. Last year a grand jury found 44% of deaths in the jails from 2014 to 2017 could have been prevented by timely and adequate medical care. If you have any questions, please email Daisy Ramirez at dramirez@aclusocal.org Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/608432469645367

new Jul 21 Sunday 10:30am-11pm, Costa Mesa: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club; OC Fair Voter Registration @ 88 Fair Dr
Join the Aliso Niguel Democratic Club to register voters at the Orange County Fair. We will be staffing the Democratic Party of Orange County's booth, registering voters and talking to our neighbors about the Party and the 2020 election. Shifts are 3 hours. All volunteers get free parking and free admission to the Fair - you can make a day of it! Sign up for a shift here: https://volunteersignup.org/B4TTE

new Jul 21 Sunday 1:30-3:30pm, Lake Forest: Friends of OC Detainees; Adelanto Detention Facility Interest Meeting @ 23676 Birtcher Drive
LET'S GET TOGETHER TO: * Get an overview of what the visitation process is at Adelanto at how it differs from Musick and Lacy * Hear from FOCD volunteers who have visited the * Explore the positive sides of visiting at Adelanto * Hear how men and women transferred there are doing * Talk about the time needed to visit there. * Organize carpools to Adelanto If you think you may have any interest in visiting at Adelanto, or even are just curious to hear about the facility, please r.s.v.p. to friendsofocdetainees@gmail.com

new Jul 21 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: OC Racial Justice Collaborative - Screening of Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas @ 17905 Sky Park Circle #A
Join OCRJC for our series on Wyatt Cenac's HBO show, Problem Areas (rated TV-MA). The first season looks at policing: what's wrong with it, anyway? Episode 3 covers community policing, what does safety mean, Decynthia Clements, accountability & power imbalance, building relationships or building surveillance.After viewing episode 3 we'll have a guided discussion; background materials and discussion questions will be provided.
​A small optional donation of $5 will be requested to cover expense of the venue. No one will be turned away. Additional details: facebook.com/events/294808518137418

new Jul 21 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine: Women's Rights & Reproductive Justice Panel @ IRWD Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
We are excited to be joined by guest panelists Hon. Lynne Riddle, retired federal judge, Jane Stoever, UCI Law Professor, & Ana Gonzalez, Public Affairs Director at the Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood. Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2417953851603673/

new Jul 21 Sunday 3-5pm, Orange: Democratic Socialist Summer School: Historical Materialism @ Chapman Crafted, 123 N. Cypress Street
Join us for our first session of our Socialist Summer school! The first of three sessions on the writings and thoughts of Karl Marx, we will be diving in to Marx's idea of historical materialism. This event is for people interested in a collective and welcome setting to study Marx's writings. We welcome people who have never read Marx to people who can't get enough of him. Readings posted below:Required: First chapter of the German Ideology https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1845/german-ideology/ch01a.htmOptional: Engels' chapter on materialism in Socialism:Utopian and Scientific https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1880/soc-

new Jul 22 Monday 5:30pm, Newport Beach/Corona del Mar: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club with Congressman Harley Rouda and Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris @ OASIS Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave
RSVP without delay … form available here  Invitations went to democrats throughout Newport Beach and Eastside Costa Mesa so a full house is expected.  RSVPs receive priority seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission - Click here to prepay your admission by credit card. Free for Members, $10 with RSVP for Friends and Guests, $15 for Walkins; seating only if space available.

new Jul 24 Wednesday 11am-1pm, Irvine: >Women For:OC Punishment Without Crime @ IRWD Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Here's one of her articles to give you a taste of what's in store: https://theintercept.com/2019/01/13/misdemeanor-justice-system-alexandra-natapoff/ Please join us for what is sure to be an interesting and informative meeting. Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/388403885123393

new Jul 24 Wednesday 6-8pm, Irvine: PDA OC Chapter Meeting @ 9 Sunset Riv, Irvine
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new Jul 24 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Orange: Indivisible OC 46 @ Ruby's Diner, 186 N. Atchison St.
Please join other local members to catch up on the business of Congressional District 46 over (no host) meal/snacks. So much is going on...so please, bring/ information and stories on past and upcoming events you would like to share with others. Hear updates on Indivisible news, Indivisible OC and plans for future meetings with Lou Correa's office. Also mark your calendars for future INDIVISIBLE D46 Orange County monthly meetings held every 4th Wednesday of the month. Please share this invite and bring a friend as we move closer to an exciting and challenging election season.

new Jul 25 Thursday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Know Your Sheriff: Workshop #8: What now? @ 1851 E First St, Davinci Room, Ste 900
LIMITED SEATING: To reserve your free seat, sign up by going here  EVENT DESCRIPTION: Join the ACLU of Southern California and Orange County Racial Justice Collaborative for workshop #8 of the  public education workshop series about the role and power of a sheriff and sheriff department operations. This workshop will be a brainstorm and strategy session on how to get or stay involved in new and ongoing work to hold the OC Sherriff's Department accountable. The meeting room is located on the ground level right next to the entrance into the parking garage. PARKING: Free parking is available in the structure adjacent to the Xerox Centre.  Note: You will need to get a ticket to get in and you will use the same ticket to leave but will not have to pay 1 cent.

new Jul 25 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Asian Americans In Action Community Mixer @ Chapter One: the modern local, 227 N Broadway
This is a dynamic time for politics here in OC. Join Asian Americans in Action and progressive API's to learn how you can be part of this important movement! The goal is to build a lasting presence for AAPI involvement in OC by serving as a conduit to elected officials, campaigns, and candidates to inform them of the needs of the AAPI community, providing culturally-aware outreach resources to encourage civic participation within the AAPI electorate, and facilitating the next generation of progressive AAPI leaders. Space is limited so buy your tickets asap! Light refreshments are provided.  Purchase tickets here

new Jul 25 Thursday 7-9pm, La Habra Heights: Rio Hondo Democratic Club Summer Mixer @ Hacienda Golf Club, 718 E Road
Join Special Guest Ada Briceno, Chair, Democratic Party of OC and other elected for light refreshments, no host bar. RSVP - call or text 562/457-0411.

new Jul 26 Friday 6:30-10pm, Santa Ana: Latinx4Bernie OC Barnstorm
Visit Facebook listing to register and confirm a spot here      Join in the launch of Latinxs 4 Bernie OC to hear OC latinx speakers, enjoy appetizers, drinks, and other activities. Come learn about all the various groups working in OC, hear from progressive elected officials and candidates, and sign up to get involved in the campaign to help Bernie Sanders win the primaries and beat Trump in the 2020. Únase con nosotros para el lanzamiento de Latinxs Con Bernie OC. Tendremos oradores latinxs, aperitivos, bebidas y otras actividades.Los invitamos a todos a que conozcan a los diversos grupos que trabajan en el Condado de Orange, escuchen a candidatos y electos progresistas y apuntensen para participar en la campaña para ayudar a Bernie Sanders a ganar las primarias y vencer a Trump en el 2020.

new Jul 26/27 Friday/Saturday, Santa Ana: ¡Cierra esa llave! @ 1901 W Walnut
Estreno mundial del nuevo video musical “¡Cierra esa llave!”Agua: ¡Sí! Golf en el desierto: ¡No!   Worldwide music video release for “¡Cierra esa llave!” ("Turn off the Sprinklers!") Water: Yes! Golf in the desert: No! Visit www.scottkelticknot.com and  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MT_bYD0q3I

new Jul 27 Saturday 1-3pm, Orange: Democratic Veterans of OC; Inaugural Meeting @ Democratic Party of OC Conference Room, 1916 Chapman Ave
This inaugural meeting of the Democratic Veterans of OC Club will focus on interest in board positions, chartering, and establishing the foundation and direction of the club. Non-veterans are welcome, but the primary focus of this club is on Democratic Veterans and Veterans related issues. Issues to be discussed: Steps for Chartering a New Club (Complete the DPOC Chartering Application, Complete DPOC Roster Template with at least 10 dues paid voting members, Draft and approve Club Budget, Draft and adopt Bylaws, See 2019 DPOC Club Creation Guide).

new Jul 27 Saturday 6-8pm, Garden Grove: OC Rapid Response Network: Conozca Sus Derechos/Know Your Rights @ World Relief Southern California, 13121 Brookhurst St, #H
There have been news of immigration arrests in the region. The OC Rapid Response Network (OCRRN) is organizing Know Your Rights sessions throughout Orange County to prepare the community. Come to this information session to get information on the latest updates and how you can protect your family and the community.
Ha habido noticias de detenciones de inmigración en la región. La Red de Respuesta Rápida de OC (OCRRN) está organizando sesiones de Conozca Sus Derechos en todo el Condado de Orange para preparar a la comunidad. Venga a esta sesión de información para obtener información sobre las últimas actualizaciones y cómo puede proteger a su familia y a la comunidad.

new Jul 28 Sunday 10am-1pm, Anaheim: Phone Bank for Bernie!; Feel the Bern Democratic Club, OC @ 370 West Cerritos Avenue, Suite 376
Come out and lets do some phone banking together

new Jul 28 Sunday noon-1:30pm, Lake Forest: OC Human Trafficking Task Force Presentation @ Tapestry, a Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23676 Birtcher Drive
This is not about what's happening in another country or even another state. This is about what;s happening right here in Orange County! Learn about the efforts and challenges faced by the OCHTTF, the general, physical, financial and legal indicators of victims and how we as individuals and a community can assist victims in need. Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2280541522195607

new Jul 28 Sunday 4-8pm, Santa Ana: CRECE; Siembra de Cempasúchil @ Santa Ana People's Garden, 2555 Santiago St
Acompáñenos este domingo para sembrar semillas de cempasúchil, disfrutar de una cena comunitaria, y aprovechar nuestra venta de cosecha directamente del jardín!

new Jul 29-Aug 2 Monday-Friday 9am-3pm, Orange: OC Peace Camp @ Irvine Regional Park, 1 Irvine Park Road
Peace Camp is a day camp devoted to teaching diversity, social justice, leadership, advocacy, communication, conflict management, and much more. http://www.ocpeacecamp.com/

new Jul 30 Tuesday 5:30-8pm, Santa Ana: Feel the Bern Democratic Club, OC 2nd Democratic 2020 Primary Debate Watch Party @ Next Round Bar and Grill, 200 N. Broadway
Get excited about our historic campaign to transform America, and sign-up to do the important work of grassroots organizing. Let's come together and watch these candidates duke it out on the issues! ✔️ Bring your favorite Bernie gear, signs.

new Jul 30 Tuesday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: World Affairs Council of OC: Lecture/Dinner with Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield @ OC Mining Company, 10000 S Crawford Canyon Rd
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield, the former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs and former Amabassador to Liberia, will discuss "Challenges & Opportunities for Africa in the 21st Century". She taught political science at Bucknell University in PA, has received multiple awards for her work, served as director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources where she oversaw all personnel functions for the US Dept of State's 70,000 workforce and is a Distinguished Resident Fellow in African Affairs at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown Univ Walsh School of Foreign Service. For more info, contact Naseem Qader, phone 949/253-5751; email media@worldaffairscouncil.org or website http://worldaffairscouncil.org/

new Jul 31 Wednesday noon-1pm, Irvine: Brady OC: Rally For Gun Reform @ corner of Culver and Alton
This weekend, we saw that no community is truly safe from gun violence. From a music festival in Brooklyn, to the Garlic Festival in Gilroy, to a man waiting to pray at his synagogue in Miami, the epidemic of gun violence showed itself in horrifying fashion. We deserve to be able to gather with our friends and family, to send our children to school, to pray in our houses of worship, and to simply step outside our homes without the fear of being shot. https://www.facebook.com/events/494088431162278/

new Jul 31 Wednesday 4-7pm, San Clemente: Democratic Women of South OC: Debate Watch Party @ OC Tavern Grill And Sports Bar, 2369 S. El Camino Real
We have rented a private room with a big screen TV for the event. There is no charge for the event, but food and drink are available to purchase with a % of proceeds going to DWSOC candidate election fund. Additional details: facebook.com/events/427617544499983

new Jul 31 Wednesday 4:30pm, Huntington Beach: OC for Kamala and Activists for Kamala; Kamala Watch Party @ 17381 Avalon Ln.
Get more details and RSVP in the “Tickets” area of this event. Join us for a For The People Debate Watch Party! We'll watch the debate, take action to get the word out about Kamala, and connect with other Kamala supporters in Orange County! Additional details: facebook.com/events/718036985304015

new Jul 31 Wednesday 6-8pm, Orange: Board of Supervisors candidate forum; Chicano Latino Immigrant Democratic Club of OC and Democratic Party of OC @ Democratic Party of OC, 1916 W Chapman Ave Ste B
Orange County Board of Supervisors District 1 is made up of 102,255 Registered Democrats and 59,450 Registered Republicans.Since February 3, 2015 Republican Andrew Do has been representing a this heavily Democratic majority district. In 2020 we project that a Democrat will flip this seat Blue


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new Aug 1 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC: Candidates, Campaigns, and County News @ Congregation B'nai Tzedek, 9669 Talbert Ave
http://democraticclubofwestoc.com This month's meeting features Katie Kalvoda from Asian Americans Rising, sharing the latest on OC demographics and strategies. Plus--news on a Presidential Forum coming to soon to our own backyard!   We'll also hear from Westminster City Councilperson Sergio Contreras, currently running for OC Board of Supervisors in District 1, and Andy Thorburn, campaigning to represent Orange County's 3rd District on the Board of Education.   For info call Phil at 310-871-2083.

new Aug 1 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Fullerton: North OC Democrats @ Sizzer Restaurant, 1401 N Harbor Blvd
Optional dinner & conversation at 6pm-7pm. Congressman Gil Cisneros is the club's guest speaker and he will share his experience in Washington DC and how the club can help with his 2020 campaign.

new Aug 4 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC: Understanding Charter Schools Presented by Carolyn Torres @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
As a former charter school teacher and current public school teacher, Carolyn Torres will break down the ways in which charter schools operate and subvert the idea of public education.   https://greenpartyoc.wordpress.com/coming-events/

new Aug 4 Sunday 3-6pm, Anaheim: Journalism for Justice: Janna Jihad, Abby Martin & Michael Prysner @ Arab American Community Center, 907 S. Beach Blvd.
We are honored to host 13 year-old Palestinian journalist and youth activist Janna Jihad, the youngest accredited journalist in the world and ambassador of Shamsaan, a South African children's rights organization. Janna has been reporting since she was 7 years old, when two of her relatives were killed by Israeli occupation forces in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh.   Abby Martin is a visual artist and anti-imperialist journalist. She is the co-host of Media Roots Radio and creator of The Empire Files, an investigative documentary series through the lens of US empire.   Mike Prysner is an anti-war Iraq veteran, co-host of Eyes Left and the producer of Empire Files.   Organized by Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition. Sponsors: Jewish Voice for Peace, Mondoweiss, ANSWER, LA4Palestine, Jews for Palestinian Right of Return, CodePink Women for Peace, and March and Rally Los Angeles..

new Aug 4 Sunday 4-6pm, Santa Ana: Our Revolution OC- Membership Meeting @ El Indio Botanas Y Cerveza, 309 W 3RD ST.
Introductions (30 seconds each) Issue Platform- Updates (25 mins) Healthcare is a Human Right- Healthy California Campaign Green New Deal- Green New Deal SoCal Coalition Get Money Out of Politics A Living Wage Housing is a Human Right Meeting agenda- https://drive.google.com/open?id=19118goggV8xYQMo-1P3WFpCCLFYq9NmZ

new Aug 4 Sunday 4pm, Santa Ana: White People Against White Supremacy (WPAWS) KICK-OFF
White People Against White Supremacy (WPAWS) is modeled after *Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), who connects people across the country while supporting and collaborating with local and national racial justice organizing efforts. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change. *For more information about SURJ, go to https://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/   WHAT TO EXPECT. The facilitators will discuss why we have started this group in Orange County and will deep dive into the book White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo. We strongly suggest you purchase the book in advance, but don't worry about reading it before the meeting - we will read the first chapter together and a discussion will follow. Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/3287732734573774/

new Aug 4 Sunday 4:30pm, Orange: Democratic Party of OC; Meet and Greet w/Presidential Candidate: Senator Amy Klobuchar @ Democratic Party of OC, 1916 W Chapman Ave. Ste. B
Come and meet Senator Amy Klobuchar and hear about her optimistic agenda.

new Aug 4 Sunday 6:30-8pm, South Laguna: Amy for America Reception
In an intimate setting, please join Laguna Beach Democratic Club for a reception with Senator Amy Klobuchar, U .S. Presidential candidate.  Senator Klobuchar stands strong on issues of healthcare, campaign finance re form and rebuilding the nation's foreign relations because people "deserve better than foreign policy by tweet ". RSVP secure.actblue.com/donate/e190804Hor

new Aug 6 Tuesday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC; General Meeting @ San Juan Hills Golf Club., 32120 San Juan Creek Rd.
DINNER Keynote Speaker: Neal Kelley, The Registrar of Voters   So many NEW things happening regarding VOTING in Orange County! Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/645077205970371/

new Aug 6 Tuesday 7-9pm, Long Beach: Rally with Bernie Sanders @ Long Beach City College, 4901 E Carson St
RSVP HERE: https://act.berniesanders.com/event/event-bernie-sanders-attend/14459Join Sen. Bernie Sanders for a rally in Long Beach! This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but an RSVP is encouraged. Entrance is provided on a first come, first served basis. Parking is available for $2 in Lots E, F, G, & H, and Parking Structure J. Parking is limited; attendees are encouraged to walk, bike, or carpool.WHERE

new Aug 7 Wednesday 1:30-2:30pm, Fullerton: Office Visit w/Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva @ 1440 N. Harbor Blvd.
Citizen lobbying is one of the most empowering experiences out there! There is no need to be an expert - stories are what move your elected official. Join us as we lobby a comprehensive package of housing bills and you share with Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva why housing is important to you. Housing is at the forefront for a reason - we don't have enough of it, we don't have enough housing people can afford, and we need rent control for those at risk of homelessness. Dress business casual and arrive 10 minutes early for prep outside of the office in Suite 270 on the second floor.Please spread the word!RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/in-district-office-visit-with-assemblywoman-sharon-quirk-silva-2/Kimberly Adams   kimberly@cayimby.org   714-325-5303

new Aug 7-9 Wednesday-Friday 3-6pm, Santa Ana: Week of Art in Resistance @ El Centro Cultural de Mexico, 837 N Ross St.
This is a week dedicated to learn, create, and explore the importance and significance of art used in social movements that have impacted and inspired the results of historical events.

new Aug 7 Wednesday 3-6pm, Irvine: Register Democrats to Vote in Irvine & Tustin @ 13782 Jamboree Rd,
Please follow this link to sign up: https://www.mobilize.us/dccc/event/107698/  We need to register new Democrats to hold onto the majority we got in 2018 and to go even further in another Blue Wave. With 2020 coming up soon, we want you to register new Democratic voters to get Katie Porter re-elected in 2020! We'll be meeting in front of the Regal Edwards movie theater. Training and materials will be provided on-site. Anyone is welcome to join no matter what your level of experience!

new Aug 8 Thursday 6-8pm, Tustin: Fundraiser for Beckie Gomez for OC Board of Education @ 10920 Silverado Ter
Beckie Gomez is the only progressive on the OC Board of Education. Hers is a vital voice and her election is hugely important. Show support for Beckie and her re-election to the OC Board of Education. Download the flyer and contribution form here: https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/nwpcoc/pages/793/attachments/original/1564603396/BeckieGomezAugust8EventFlyer.pdf?1564603396 Contribute online: https://beckiegomez.com/contribute/

new Aug 8 Thursday 6pm, Mission Viejo: Public Safety Town Hall @ City Hall, 200 Civic Ctr
According to the Brady Campaign OC, Mayor Greg Raths of Mission Viejo is hosting a Public Safety Town Hall to address gun violence in the wake of the El Paso and Dayton shootings.  Please come out and make sure the Mayor knows the facts! The communityt needs evidence based gun violence prevention policies. According to the event website: Lt. Quyen Vuong, Chief of Police Services, will lead the event with Mayor Raths to help residents learn ways to stay safe in public places. Citizens will also learn what Mission Viejo Police Services and the City have done to safeguard the local community. If you're not sure what questions to ask, here are a few possible suggestions. Has a protocol plan been established for the Sheriff and Mission Viejo Police Services to file petitions for a Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO)? How many GVROs have been filed so far from Mission Viejo? Do you provide gun locks to community members?  If so, is there a cost? Avaiabe at the town hall: handouts full of information on safe storage from the Brady End Family Fire campaign, as well as GVRO information from Speak for Safety.

new Aug 8 Thursday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats Summer Reception @ The Estate on Second, 207 W 2nd St,
Join the Orange County Young Democrats for the club's Elected Official Summer Reception with State Treasurer Fiona Ma, Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva, Councilwoman Kim Bernice Nguyen, Councilman Connor Traut, Councilman Manuel Chavez, Councilmember Jocelyn Yow, and many more special guests. For tickets, visit https://secure.actblue.com/donate/sr19tix?fbclid=IwAR3Md5NAus9RGl1GbzgpNiXJXCt1rjcKnn_dwZoFA6LB-yJg64we-2L07eM

new Aug 8 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Westminster: Vigil Against Hate and Racism @ Freedom Park, 14180 All American Way
Multiple organizations are joining together to take a stand against white supremacy and hate. The embrace of bigoted speech and NRA policies by President Trump and other elected officials is a deadly combination. The hate-filled rhetoric that has become commonplace in America emboldens these acts of violence against immigrants, people of color, the LGBTQ community and so many others. Bigotry has been given a political and very public platform, and patchwork of gun laws weaponize that hate in thecountry, making this rhetoric lethal. Annually, over 10,000 hate crimes in the United States involve a firearm, an average of 28 each day. Hate crimes are tools of terror used to send messages to members of a specific community that they are unwelcome and unsafe in the community at large. It's important to show up and join together to defend communities!

new Aug 8 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: Vote Centers and You @ Summerlane Clubhouse, 5245 Foxglove
OC Registrar of Voters Staff will present a workshop on the new voting process in Orange County.

new Aug 10 Saturday 10am, Laguna Beach: Rally for Gun Reform @ 107 S Coast Hwy
Senator Mitch McConnell has STILL not taken action! Gun control advocates cannot rest until the Senate does its job and passes meaningful gun reform legislation. Join Brady Orange County to rally together to make sure no one forgets that there is work to be done! Grab your best sign and let's get loud! Rally will include some great guest speakers discussing racism, misogyny, and mental health as they relate to gun violence. Don't forget to bring water and sunscreen!

new Aug 10 Saturday noon-10pm, Anaheim: Decolonizing Mental Health Festival 2019 @ 10841 Garza Ave
Workshops: Robyn Gomez ~ Centering Emotions Through Ancestral Wisdom, Mailena Serrano ~ Understanding Our Special Needs Youth, Maggie Acosta ~ Walking the Sobriety Road,
Nichole Yaqui Nix - Your Healing Journey, Kimberly Robertson and Janell Navarro ~ Beading for Mental Health (space limited). Spoken Word: Aideed Medina - Fresno Califas, David de la Tierra - LBC activist, Marilynn Montano- Santa Ana, Local Loca Comedian -JuJu. Live Bands and Local Artist: Colectivo Ras, LadiSoul, Jessa Calderon, Zipaktli, Yaotlito, Calmpix, Cuahtemoc, The Tewa, David Nunez, Son del Centro, Ras Hiphop Love, Kozmik Force, Malila Hollow. Event made possible by Aztlan Underground and the 2018 Farce of July committee and community. Thank you for fundraising for DMHF 2019! Decolonizing starts with supporting one another and uplifting the community. For more info call Michelle Castillo 562-533-0373 or Robert Chaparro 818-310-6755.

new Aug 10 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Santa Ana: OC NAACP August General Meeting @ Second Baptist Church, 4300 Westminster Ave
Join OC NAACP members as they discuss the lack of faculty of color in OC schools and other topics of interest to the group.

new Aug 10 Saturday 4-6pm, Irvine: Reception for Katrina Foley, Candidate for State Senate @ Residence, 3 Harvey Ct
Dr Jim and Mary Swanson will host an evening of Art & Politics with special guest speaker Prof of Psychology and Law, Dr Elizabeth Loftus discussing "Messing With Your Mind - The Impact of Social Media on Politics". Suggested contribution: $37-$100/Students $10. Other contribution levels available; for info on those and to RSVP, contact Carina Frank 714/675-3653  or Foley4senate@gmail.com

new Aug 10 Saturday 5-7pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace and Justice Coalition 3rd Monthly Peace Vigil @ 7056 Washington Ave, Corner of Painter Ave & Whittier Blvd
Linda Sánchez and most of the Democrats just voted "YES" on H.R.2500, which funds $733 billion of military spending for the 2020 fiscal year. $733 billion!It does include some good provisions, though: * end the Iraq war * stop supporting the war in Yemen * prevent war in Iran * renewed efforts to releasing or charging people detained at Guantanamo. But the bill still includes funding for killing people in Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia, Libya, Niger and many other places around the world.

new Aug 11 Sunday 9am-3pm, Santa Ana: Latinxo Voter Registration CA-48 @ 721 S Harbor Blvd
Join DCCC48 and Chicano Latino Democratic Club of OC to register voters in CA-48!

new Aug 11 Sunday 2-3:30pm, Irvine: Emerge California Info Session
Come hear from Emerge California alumnae, staff and board members at an info session. Learn about the organization, our mission and our track record. Ask questions you have about the application process and the training experience. **RSVP using this link** https://act.myngp.com/Forms/-561680657914263808 Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/369378330390092/?notif_t=plan_user_invited_if_id=1563670529831124 Location details will be provided upon RSVP.

new Aug 11 Sunday 4-6pm, Santa Ana: Jewish Coalition for Refugees Tisha B'Av: Jews Say #ClosetheCamps Vigil @ In front of ICE office, 34 Civic Center Plz
Hosted by Orange County Jewish Coalition for Refugees & Rabbi Jill Zimmerman. Through song, poetry, and meaningful texts, the group members will act in solidarity with immigrant communities and open their hearts and arms to the humanitarian crisis at the border that haunts our country today. RSVP to OCJewishCoalitionforRefugees@gmail.com   Tisha B'Av is a day of mourning in the Jewish tradition. We are linking with other refugees, asylum seekers, and immigration detainees treated ruthlessly by Through music, poetry, meaningful readings, we will bring attention to the current crisis at our border and our own community. This is why, this year, we are meeting in front of the ICE office in Santa Ana. Join us to come together in solidarity and hope. Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/518267502250846

new Aug 11 Sunday 5-7pm, Orange: Democratic Socialists of America - OC; Socialist Summer School: Political Economy @ Leatherby Libraries at Chapman University, 1 University Dr.
We are continuing our study of Karl Marx with readings on political economy. Required Reading: Chapter 1 of Capital (https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1867-c1/ch01.htm)Supplemental Reading: Value, Price, and Profit (https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/download/pdf/value-price-profit.pdf)

new Aug 12 Monday 6-7pm, Santa Ana: Youth of YETA Demands for LGBT Center OC Board @ 305 E. 4th. St.
Santa Ana Building Healthy Communities are attending the meeting to support Youth of YETA to address the Center's dismissal of community concerns and disregard for calls to have a dialogue regarding the Center's decision to invite armed and uniformed law enforcement to march with The Center in the Pride Parade this past June. Youth of YETA will be delivering an invitation to attend a Community Forum co-organized by several organizations to have an open and intentional dialogue with the Center regarding their actions. We invite community to show up in support of Youth of YETA. Comments will be at the beginning of the meeting at 6:30pm. For further context read this article:
https://voiceofoc.org/2019/07/vu-nguyen-huynh-lgbt-center-orange-county-do-you-hear-us-now/

new Aug 13 Tuesday 11am-1pm, Huntington Beach: Indivisible OC 48 Brunch @ Jan's Health Bar, 501 Main St.
Together we are Indivisible, and together is when where we find strength and community! Join us for our monthly Brunch at Jan's Health Bar! This is an informal space to meet with other Indivisible OC 48 members to bond outside of resistance!

new Aug 14 Wednesday 3:30-6:30pm, Santa Ana: Lavender Dems OC Documentary Screening of "I Stand Corrected" @ Frida Cinema Theatre, 305 E. 4th St. #100
Followed by a Q& A with the Director/Producer, Andrea Meyerson and the film's subject, Jennifer Leitham. A special solo performance by Jennifer Leitham will conclude the program. Tickets $20.00 secure.actblue.com/donate/lvdfilm  Contact: Karyl Ketchum keketchum@gmail.com or Audrey Prosser Prosserga@gmail.com "I STAND CORRECTED" charts this world-famous jazz musician's extraordinary rise to the top as a virtuoso of the upright bass and reveals how she risked it all when she publicly transitioned to her true self at the height of her career while a member of "The Tonight Show" band led by Doc Severinsen. The film explores the self-doubts and fears she wrestled with as she rose through the ranks of an often homophobic jazz world and celebrates the joy she discovered after embracing her female identity.

new Aug 14 Wednesday 6-8pm, Orange: Harnessing the Power of Women Public; Ada Briceño and Democratic Party of OC @ Democratic Party of OC, 1916 W Chapman Ave Ste B
Build on your power with our community of young women as we take our next steps towards victory in 2020.

new Aug 14 Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm, Westminster: Stand with Immigrants & Human Rights with VietRISE and ICE OUT of OC @ Westminster City Hall, 8200 Westminster Blvd.
We will be delivering our letter (http://bit.ly/2M8YDQc), signed by 25 Vietnamese, Asian American, student, immigrant, civil rights, and community groups that are calling on the council to stand up for human rights by:- Condemning migrant concentration camps, ICE raids, and anti-immigrant white supremacist hate groups - Passing a resolution that supports and upholds the CA Values Act, the state's sanctuary law. Additional details: facebook.com/events/2466099060117115

new Aug 14 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats @ Chapter One: the modern local, 227 N Broadway
Join OCYD for our August General Membership Meeting sponsored by Orange County Employees Association!Mix & mingle, enjoy free appetizers, and learn about the importance of the labor movement.

new Aug 15 Thursday 6:30-9pm, Santa Ana: Youth of YETA: Community Demands for the LGBT Center OC Forum @ El Centro Cultural de Mexico, 837 N Ross St
The Youth of YETA have announced the are hosting a community forum to allow the voicing of concerns regarding decisions made by the LGBTQ Center OC's leadership. This forum is being held due to a series of events that began when the Center's leadership made the decision to allow armed and uniformed police to walk in the same group as the Center at OC Pride 2019. In immediate response various youth decided to participate in a "die-in," wearing the names of people who have suffered at the hands of the police. The event announcement says that after the event, attempts to continue to communicate with the Center's leadership was met with resistance and push-back, leaving issues unresolved and that the actions of The Center OC leadership demonstrate a willful disregard of the larger LGBTQ+ community when making decisions that concern the entire community.  Join Youth from Youth Empower to Act (YETA) and community partners at the Community Forum to express your concerns. Please RSVP At: https://forms.gle/8BMw17VjdyeYPk7z6

new Aug 16 Friday 2-4pm, Huntington Beach: Assemblymember Petrie-Norris host's Huntington Beach Senior Scam Stopper @ Senior Center in Central Park, 18041 Goldenwest Ave
Did you know that… - One in five seniors has been a victim of fraud. - Seniors are the most targeted group. - New scams are developed constantly. Join Petrie-Norris at her upcoming FREE Senior Scam Stopper Event. Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones. Seniors, their families, caregivers and other community members are welcome to attend this seminar. Please call (949) 251-0974 or email Assemblymember.Petrie-Norris@assembly.ca.gov if you have any questions.   (949) 251-0974

new Aug 17 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United OC for Separation of Church & State: Documentary Film/Discussion - For the Bible Tells Me So @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
The film will be shown and discussion will be facilitated by Film Producer Robin Voss as part of the “Flicks for Thought” Series. This is an American documentary film directed by Daniel G Karslake about homosexuality and its perceived conflict with Christianity, as well as various interpretations of what the Bible says about same-sex sexuality. This documentary challenges the interpretation that the Bible condemns homosexuality and explores how several families with Christians parents and gay children have dealt with the supposed conflict. www.au-oc.org  mail@au-oc.org  714/299-4551

new Aug 17 Saturday 2-4pm, San Clemente: Democratic Socialists of America - Member Social: Beach Day @ North Beach, 1850 Avenida Estacion
We will be having a beach day to beat the heat. We recommend parking in the nearby neighborhood.

new Aug 18 Sunday 11am-1pm, Irvine: Iranian Americans for Katie Porter 2020 Keep Katie Porter in the House 2020
This is a private and by invitation only event. Seating is limited. Katie will be present to talk about her plans and answer questions. At the event, donations of $50 and more is kindly requested. If you are not able to attend but like to be part of the collective Iranian Americans support for Katie Porter, please use the link: http://secure.actblue.com/donate/MTHP

new Aug 18 Sunday 1-3:30pm, Irvine: The Mueller Report, the Congressional Appearance, the Dilemma @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave
This will be short presentations followed by discussion of a current events touching on the Mueller report. We shall remark on Mueller's report, his testimony before Congress   To prepare, you should read at least the executive summaries for Volume 1 and Volume 2 of the Mueller report, if not at least large parts of the entire report.   Here's a painless way to review some of the findings volume 2. This is a recital by actors of the main findings of Volume 2 of the report.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeGZ-xL6FNU , and the question of impeachment proceedings. This will be a discussion with audience participation after a short introduction to each section. Hopefully, we shall have enough time to say a few things about Part 3, the dilemma on impeachment faced by Democrats in the next few months. Additional details: facebook.com/events/347758639495247

new Aug 18 Sunday 4-6pm, Mission Viejo: Our Rev So Cal August Chapter Meeting @ Denny's, 24445 Alicia Parkway
Come join us to organize for Bernie 2020 and to learn about Single Payer Healthcare. We will have a very special guest speaker, Dr. Bill Honigman, who will explain how Medicare for All works and what we can do to change the hearts and minds of our representatives in Congress.

new Aug 18 Sunday 5-7pm, Orange: Democratic Socialists of America - OC Socialist Summer School: Marx's Politics @ Leatherby Libraries at Chapman University, 1 University Dr
We are continuing our study of Karl Marx with readings on his thoughts on politics.
Required Reading: Chapter 1-4 from the Communist Manifesto (https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/communist-manifesto/index.htm)Supplemental Reading: Marx on the Paris Commune (https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1871/civil-war-france/ch05.htm)

new Aug 18 Sunday 6:30-8:30pm, Huntington Beach: Ditch Mitch
Write postcards to get Democrats to the polls and send Mitch McConnell packing. There are multiple locations and times so pick the one that's right for you. All materials will be provided and come and go as your time allows. We will be providing stamps but if you would like to bring your own it will be greatly appreciated. Refreshments and energy will abound. Click TICKETS above to sign up for a location and time. Additional details: facebook.com/events/456266848436284

new Aug 19 Monday 7pm, Brea: Indivisible CA-39 Action Council Partner Connection @ Rep. Gil Cisneros' Office, 391 S State College
Most recent event included representatives from Congressman Cisneros, to community activists from Indivisible and guest speakers from the ACLU. CA-39 Action Council is working on being an important connection to local events, calls to action and providing updates on local and national politics. Whether you are an individual activist or a club fighting for a better country, you are invited to join the group's meetings and team up with it in common efforts. The Aug 10 Partner Connections will focus on Affordable Housing, with speakers on this critical issue - email to: ca29actioncouncil@gmail.com if your organization wishes to join the program with a brief presentation on your work!

new Aug 19 Monday 7-8:30pm, Anaheim: OC Poor People's Campaign Monthly Meeting @ UUCA - Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S Harbor Blvd
Feel free to bring a snack or beverage to share, as well as, there will be root beer floats for all who wish to cool down and indulge. Lactose-free/Vegan options will be available. If you have literature on your organization and/or know of any upcoming events, there will be time in announcements section for you to share. What to Expect: This month the group will finish reviewing the goals of its movement. Then attendees will break out into smaller groups to work on determining what actions the group will be taking in the next 3, 6, and 12 months in local communities. Another group will work on base-building, while the third group will review current bills to determine, which ones are hurting people and what ones the campaign will support.

new Aug 19 Monday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Report Back from Cymru @ El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N Ross St.
[Cymraeg isod] & [español abajo] Come hear stories from a recent trip to Cymru. The presentation will include:
* A historical overview of Cymru and the Keltic nations * The flora & fauna and regional food * The Eisteddfod * The ancient and historical sitesVen a escuchar historia de un reciente viaje a Cymru. La presentación incluirá:
* Una introducción a la historia de Cymru y las naciones celtas * La flora y fauna, y la comida regional * El movimiento por la lengua cymraeg * Los sitios antiguos e históricos* Dewch i glywed straeon am daith ddiweddar i Gymru. Bydd y cyflwyniad yn cynnwys y canlynol: * Hanes Cymru a chenhedloedd Celtiaidd * Y fflora a ffawna, a bwyd rhanbarthol * Yr Eisteddfod * Mudiad iaith Cymraeg * Y lleoedd hynafol a hanesyddol

new Aug 20 Tuesday 4-7pm, San Juan Capistrano: Save Putuidem Prayer Rally
We are asking ALL LAND PROTECTORS to join us for a prayer rally while the elders and tribal leaders fight against the city council. The Acjachemen tribe and allies have been working on saving Putuidem their "mother village " for the past 5 years. Please come out and support the original people of Orange County and their mother village. Additional details; facebook.com/events/2476207275924224

new Aug 20 Tuesday 6-8pm, Newport Beach: World Affairs Council of OC: the Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Spread @ Newport Beach Civic Center, 100 Civic Ctr Dr
This lecture event will feature UCI Professor Cailin O'Connor and will be moderated by Chapman Univ Professor Brian Calle. O'Connor will discuss topics from her new book, The Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Spread. Topics include: why should we care about having true beliefs? why do demonstrably false beliefs persist and spread without apparent consequence for the people who hold them? O'Connor is a philosopher of biology and behavioral sciences and an evolutionary game theorist and is Assoc Prof in the Dept of Logic & Philosophy of Science. Calle is Executive Director, Center for Freedom of Expression and Media Integrity at Chapman; he is also the owner of LA Weekly. This is part two fo a three-part series on fake news, minsinformation and media bias. Sign up at www.worldaffairscouncil.org or https://bit.ly/WACOC2.

new Aug 20 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Nuclear Regulatory Commission Town Hall @ San Juan Capistrano Community Ctr, 25925 Camino Del Avion
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a "town hall" meeting to update the public and take their questions and comments on spent-fuel storage related issues at San Onofre. For background info, go to https://sanonofresafety.org/   Contact SanOnofreSafety.org or PublicWatchDogs.org to learn more and get involved.

new Aug 20 Tuesday 7-9pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats: Immigration: Humanitarian Crisis @ Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way
join us to learn about current challenges in immigrants' rights advocacy and opportunities to affect change, with a focus on detention/deportation and its relationship to mass incarceration in the US. About the meeting presenter: Jennifer Lee Koh is a Visiting Professor of Law at UC Irvine School of Law. For the past nine years, she was a Professor of Law and the founding director of the Immigration Clinic at Western State College of Law.   It's peanut butter jelly time! Peanut butter and jelly is always needed at local food banks, especially when schools starts. This month, we're collecting unopened plastic containers of peanut butter and/or jelly at our meeting. No glass or bread, please.

new Aug 20 Tuesday 7:30-10:30pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club BDS -Pros and Cons; Surviving Peace @ Irvine Ranch Water District, 15600 Sand Canyon Ave
Speakers   Barry Steiner, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Cal State University, Long Beach.   Miko Peled -Peace activist   Josef Avesar, Attorney, and producer of the film “Surviving Peace” which promotes an Israeli Palestinian confederation   Jim Bettendorf, chair of the Orange county chapter of Friends of Sabeel North America, which promotes Peace and Justice for the Palestinians

new Aug 22 Thursday 11:30am-12:30pm, Irvine: Stand Up for Climate Emergency @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Katie Porter (CA-45) has not yet joined as a cosponsor of H.Con.Res.52, a National Declaration of Climate Emergency.  61 other members of the House, including OC Congressmen Alan Lowenthal and Mike Levin, have done so. Orange County for Climate Action is asking you to demonstrate your support for a climate emergency declaration outside Katie Porter's round table on the environment this Thursday at San Joaquin Marsh near the Duck Club.  Please assemble in the parking area near the building complex.  Bring signs supporting a National Declaration of Climate Emergency, climate action now, Green New Deal, etc. Katie  Porter will arrive promptly at noon and see the group as she arrives.  This is not to be disrespectful, but to show her that there is strong support among her constituents for bold federal action on climate.  Please join if you possibly can.  This can make a big impact.

new Aug 22 Thursday 7-9pm, Newport Beach: Business Alliance for Protecting the Pacific Ocean: Businesses Unite Against New Offshore Drilling @ The Board Club, 408 31st St
This event is free. Businesses will hear from lead campaign organizers from Oceana and Surfrider Foundation on the Federal Administration's plans to expand offshore oil drilling in the Pacific and the risk this poses to the local coastal economy.  Existing BAPPC members will have an opportunity to network amongst themselves, and new businesses are welcome to attend and learn more about how to join the Business Alliance. The Business Alliance for Protecting the Pacific Coast is the leading business voice opposing new and expanded oil and gas development off the Pacific Coast because of the unacceptable and unnecessary risk it poses to businesses and the lifestyles of' customers and employees. BAPPC aims to ensure the long-term health and vitality of ocean ecosystems, coastal businesses, communities, and clean energy future.  As of today, nearly 4,000 businesses belong to BAPPC.Special Guest Speakers: Congressman Harley Rouda,  HDX Mix Founder and BAPPC founding member - Vipe Desai, The Board Club owner - Peter Belden, Oceana Campaign Organizer - Nancy Downes, Surfrider Foundation - TBD. Catering by: Taco Rosa
Beer by: Golden Road BreweryLearn more and please follow:
Business Alliance for Protecting the Pacific Coast

new Aug 23 Friday 6:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Manny Escamilla for Santa Ana: Micheladas with Manny @ Alta Baja Market, 201 E 4th
Come meet Manny Escamilla for Santa Ana, Ward 4 candidate for city council, over some refreshing and made in house micheladas by the lovely people at Alta Baja Market! This is the first in a series of meet & greets with Manny, as he is eager to let the people of Santa Ana learn about his visions for improving Golden City! Remember to follow his campaign on Instagram @MannyForSA, use #MannyForSA on any links or info you share about the movement, & give him a "like" at Manny Escamilla for Santa Ana to stay updated on what's happening with this visionary Santanero! Remember, ALL of Santa Ana can vote for Ward 4! Save the date Sep 6, same time, same place for another meet and greet. Share with friends and neighbors.

new Aug 24 Saturday 11am-1pm, Laguna Beach: Congressional Communities Meeting with Congressman Rouda @ Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 Saint Ann's Dr
Congressional Communities' next meeting will  feature Congressman Harley Rouda. Free to attend. All are welcome. Please RSVP and read the group's Code of Conduct. Agenda will include background on the Congressional Communities model, a 30 minute presentation on the issue of tariffs given by a Community member and an appearance by Congressman, Harley Rouda, who will present an update on his work in Congress and answer audience questions. Congressional Communities is a non-partisan civic engagement organization seeking to increase communication between constituents and their Representatives. To learn more, visit website at CongressionalCommunities.org

[Time change] Aug 24 Saturday 2-33-4:30pm, Irvine: Town Hall with Congresswoman Katie Porter @ Islamic Center of Irvine, 2 Truman St
Due to limited seating, all attendees must RSVP here

new Aug 24 Saturday 6-11pm, Santa Ana: Chican@s Unidos Annual Fundraiser @ Lomeli Arturo J DDS, 415 N Sycamore St #300
Join CU for its annual fundraiser to boogie, enjoy a night with community and honor summer interns and folks doing powerful work in the community. Tickets are $20, includes dinner, entertainment & program. No one is turned away for lack of funds. Tables are available 10 people for $200. You can also sponsor tables for folks to attend. Live and silent auction. All proceeds go towards summer internship program -linking research with organizing

new Aug 25 Sunday 10:30am-1:30pm, Santa Ana: Women For: OC 39th Annual Suffrage Day Celebration/Champagne Brunch @ The Hacienda, 1725 College Avenue
This annual celebration honors outstanding OC citizens who embody the spirit and characteristics of those who have struggled courageously for women's suffrage and other human rights. The Suffrage Day Champagne Brunch will honor Brooke Weitzman, Rima Nashashibi, Lisa Pedersen, and Guerline Jozef. The keynote speaker will be Marie Nubia-Feliciano, Ph.D., university lecturer. She will speak on "The Power of Action," focusing on finding your purpose, becoming informed and mobilizing for the common good. Registration and Champagne Buffet opens at 10:30 am. Program to be held from 11:45 am - 1:30 pm. Please plan to arrive early to enjoy your food and greet friends prior to the beginning of the program. Tickets for the brunch and program are modestly priced at $45 and $20 discounted student price. Self-parking is free. Event sponsorships that include a ticket for the brunch and program are available. Sponsors will be acknowledged in the brunch program. These sponsorships help support Suffrage Day, the Great American Write-In and Women For OC's issue-oriented monthly meetings. Please register/purchase tickets online here by August 23. Pre-registration is required due to limited seating. Men are cordially invited.

new Aug 25 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: OC Racial Justice @ MUSEUM of ​WOMAN, 17905 Sky Park Cir A
Screening of Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas Screening will start at 2:30 pm sharp.

new Aug 25 Sunday 2-4pm, Santa Ana: Lavender Dems - Our Fight: Then & Now @ Orange County Employees Association830 N Ross St.
Join us for a moderated panel discussion with LGBTQ political activists who have been an historic part of advancing the fight for LGBTQ rights and liberation in Orange County. Panelists: Jeff LeTourneau, Audrey Prosser, Pearl Jamison-Smith and Aaron McCall.

new Aug 25 Sunday 3-5pm, Brea: North OC Climate Action Meeting @ Cisneros for Congress Field Office,391 S. State College Blvd. Ste. L
Join us to learn about the local impacts of climate change, actions you can take as we work together towards solutions, and network with other climate activists in your area! Refreshments will be served. Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/878315362534912

new Aug 27 Tuesday 10am-noon, Orange: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice - Architects of Justice @ First Christian Church of Orange, 1130 E Walnut Ave.
Please join us for our Clergy & Community gathering.  You'll find ample parking in the main lot. Follow the CLUE signs to find us. Architects of Justice is CLUE's way of honoring and lifting the work of CLUE faith leaders who are building a just and sacred society in Orange County. At a time when our ability to accompany workers and their families, people of color, immigrants, and those of persecuted faiths is uniquely challenged, these leaders are at the forefront of our struggle for civil rights and economic justice

new Aug 27 Tuesday 6-8pm, Irvine: PDA Orange County Chapter meeting Aug 27th @ Home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River
I am pleased to announce the first of my series of fundraisers for Democratic Candidates for public office at La Casa Castaneda in Yorba Linda. Her district includes the cities of Yorba Linda, Anaheim Hills, Tustin, Orange, and Irvine. Loretta is an environmental champion, having led efforts on Orange County's Groundwater Replenishment System. With so much at stake, it's important that we help do what we can to elect her. RSVP by Text to 714-264-0763
Light refreshments will be served. Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/503185863803900/

new Aug 27 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Yorba Linda: An Evening with Loretta Sanchez for OC Supervisor District 3
Hello friends! I am pleased to announce the first of my series of fundraisers for Democratic Candidates for public office at La Casa Castaneda in Yorba Linda. Please join me in supporting Loretta Sanchez for Orange County Supervisor District 3. Loretta Sanchez has represented Orange County in the U.S. Congress for 20 years (1997-2017). Her district includes the cities of Yorba Linda, Anaheim Hills, Tustin, Orange, and Irvine. Loretta is an environmental champion, having led efforts on Orange County's Groundwater Replenishment System. With so much at stake, it's important that we help do what we can to elect her.RSVP by Text to 714-264-0763   Light refreshments will be served.

new Aug 27 Tuesday 7-9pm, Laguna Beach: Indivisible OC 48: Dinner Dates @ 384 Forest Ave.
Together we are Indivisible, and together is when where we find strength and community! Join us for our monthly Dinner Dates at the Laguna Beach Lumber Yard. This is an informal space to meet with other Indivisible OC 48 members to bond outside of resistance!

new Aug 27 Tuesday 7:30-9pm, Irvine: Amnesty International @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy
We will be meeting at the usual location, the Peace Room to the left of the sanctuary (between the office and the sanctuary). We will cover upcoming events, discuss Amnesty International news and take action on the latest AI cases. There will be letter writing and discussion of current Human Rights issues.Our meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome. There is no charge for group membership or meeting attendance.Light refreshments will be provided.

new Aug 28 Wednesday 4-6pm, Orange: All Hands on Deck! @ Democratic Party of Orange County,1916 W Chapman Ave Suite B
The Orange County Democratic Party is partnering with Field Team 6 to recruit volunteers for voter registration. Click on this link to sign up for a shift. An organizer will be at each site to provide training, set you up with a clipboard and forms, and answer any questions you might have. Please RSVP to this invitation if you are able to attend this event. Join us for an afternoon of good food, good friends, and much to celebrate. See you at our "All Hands on Deck!" event. Additional details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/all-hands-on-deck-tickets-65125065825?aff=erelexpmlt

new Aug 28 Wednesday 4-6pm, Buena Park: Blue Wave Rising!; Democratic Party of Orange County @ UFCW 324, 8530 Stanton Ave
Let's kick off the 2020 Election!
Republican Voter Registration Takeover is getting real. We are getting ready for an even more successful election cycle. Join us for a night of fun and good food. There is no stopping us now.

new Aug 28 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democrats @ Costa Mesa Senior Conference Center, 695 W. 19th. St.
Join us with several exciting guest speakers followed by a State Senate candidates forum and straw poll with Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley and Dave Min, a UCI Law Professor. Link to sign up for club membership:
https://secure.anedot.com/45f67224-2b2f-465b-8532-577a9242c8f4/join We are an all-volunteer club. Your financial contributions support our work advancing Democrats and the Democratic agenda in Costa Mesa. Additional details: facebook.com/events/413977512574582

new Aug 28 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Orange: Indivisible OC 46 @ Ruby's Diner, 186 N. Atchison St.
Please join other local members to catch up on the business of Congressional District 46 over (no host) meal/snacks. So much is going on...so please, bring/ information and stories on past and upcoming events you would like to share with others. Hear updates on Indivisible news, Indivisible OC and plans for future meetings with Lou Correa's office. Also mark your calendars for future INDIVISIBLE D46 Orange County monthly meetings held every 4th Wednesday of the month. Please share this invite and bring a friend as we move closer to an exciting and challenging election season.

new Aug 29 Thursday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Planned Parenthood Advocacy Night
These monthly meetings are part of a series of meetings to mobilize advocates, educate local communities about the importance of reproductive freedom, and connect with community partners. Program will include updates on events from the previous month, and discussion about what's coming up next! RSVP here: https://www.weareplannedparenthoodaction.org/onlineactions/0gonr5zC-0undTRl7f92UA2

new Aug 29 Thursday 6:30-8pm, Anaheim: Angel Stadium Negotiations Community Discussion @ Anaheim Public Library--Euclid Branch, 1340 S Euclid St
District 3 Councilmember Jose F. Moreno Invites you to a community discussion on Angel Stadium negotiations "Engaging Community | Promoting Transparency." Please join the event for updates on Angel Stadium negotiations. Councilmember Moreno wants to hear from you in constructing a collective vision for Anaheim's largest asset. Please RSVP on the event page or via email to maramirez@anaheim.net or sfigueroa@anaheim.net

new Aug 31 Saturday 11am-12:45pm, Corona del Mar/Newport Beach: Newport Beach Women's emocratic Club Day of Action: Ditch Mitch Postcard Writing @ Grant Howald Park, 3000 5th St
Join NBWDC members and friends in choosing to take action against the Senate's refusal to change gun laws, under McConnell's leadership, while children, families and friends are killed in their neighborhoods, at Walmarts, places of worship, festivals and other places where communities gather. Help show Kentucky voters that people across the country stand in solidarity with them as they work diligently to DITCH MITCH! All materials provided - but please bring your own 1st class stamps. Come and go as your time allows during these events. Small donations appreciated to help offset the cost of materials (cards, pens, stamps) for this event. RSVP for August 31 here

new Aug 31 Saturday 7pm, Anaheim: Canto de Anaheim @ Pearson Park Ampitheater, 401 N Lemon St
Join Gustavo Arellano and members of Pacific Symphony under the stars in a concert celebrating the Mexican-American heroes of Anaheim's past and present. This performance, hosted by native son Gustavo Arellano, embodies the people and history of Anaheim through powerful storytelling paired with musical selections written by Mexican composers. Admission is FREE for this concert. Seating is first-come, first-served. Starting at 6 pm, enjoy family-friendly pre-concert activities including: Face painting hosted by City of Anaheim, Craft making with Muzeo, Instrument petting zoo. Narrated by Los Angeles Times features writer, columnist (“¡Ask a Mexican!”) and Anaheim native Gustavo Arellano, with script and direction by Sara Guerrero, founding artistic director of the Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble, “Canto” will blend drama, personal narrative, and classical music to tell the overlooked story of Anaheim, the parts that don't involve Disneyland or sports teams. The music, an artfully selected program of works from Revueltas, Marquez and Moncayo among others, will feature a Pacific Symphony brass and percussion ensemble under the direction of conductor and arranger Greg Flores. The show will also feature original music written for the performance, plus appearances by R.H.Y.T.H.M.O Mariachi Academy and [composer] and guitarist Moises Vázquez.


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new Sep 1 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC: Potluck & Discussion @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
We'll have our own version of a Labor Day Picnic: potluck and discussion. Bring a snack to share and we'll give you a time slot to rant about whatever you like: The state of the Party, the state of the planet, how your chickens and arugula are doing, what punishment would fit the crime of robocalling....   Bring your own utensils to save paper & plastic.   Vegetarian dishes preferred, no alcohol, please.
Our County Council meetings are always held after the general meeting, and the public is invited.   If you can share a ride or need a ride to our meeting, please contact Bea Tiritilli: tiritilligreen@sbcglobal.net

new Sep 3 Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm, Aliso Viejo: Rep. Harley Rouda; First 6 Months Town Hall @ Aliso Viejo Public Library, 1 Journey
I'll be holding a Town Hall to update you on my work during my first six months in Washington, and to address any questions you might have face to face.   One of my most important responsibilities as your representative is to be available and accessible to you - not only in the letters you send to me, and your phone calls to my office, but in person. I'm looking forward to having the opportunity to do exactly that next week.

new Sep 3 Tuesday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Concerned Citizens: 12th Annual Supreme Court Term Review "Where Roberts Is Taking the Court" @ Laguna Woods Clubhouse 7, 24111 Moulton Parkway
Event will feature UCI constitutional law Professor Manoj Mate on "Where Roberts Is Taking the Court." NO RSVP is needed. Concerned Citizens members free; others $3. For more info, contact Jonathan Adler, 949-581-2178.

new Sep 4 Wednesday noon-1pm, Irvine: Democratic Foundation of OC: Luncheon in Honor of Rep. Harley Rouda @ Hilton Irvine Orange County Airport, 18800 MacArthur Blvd
The Democratic Foundation of Orange County will hold a noon luncheon in honor of Congressman Harley Rouda.  Harley was the victor in one of the most high-profile Congressional races of this past election cycle! With his victory in California's 48th Congressional District, Harley unseated one of the GOP's longest-sitting members of Congress. With Harley, the people of the 48th finally have a representative in Congress that actually works for his constituents. Come hear Harley speak and come honor Harley, as we celebrate him and his victory in turning the 48th blue! The luncheon will be on at noon on September 4, 2019. The details are below. Join us!
To reserve a Non-Member ticket ($65.00) you may write a check payable to:
DFOC, PO Box 26708, Santa Ana, CA 92799. Additional details: facebook.com/events/652624621915867 or pay securely online at: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/rouda19

new Sep 5 Thursday 6-8:30pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC @ Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 NHarbor Blvd
Optional dinner & conversation at 6pm followed by program at 7pm.

new Sep 5 Thursday 6:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC: Safe and Sane Housing Proposals @ Congregation B'nai Tzedek, 9669 Talbert Ave
Homelessness has reached crisis level in  local communities. How can residents help? Get the latest on home construction and land-use legislation from affordable housing advocate and California YIMBY representative Kimberly Adams. Learn about Safe Parking programs being developed by Homeless United Huntington Beach from Shammy Dingus. Together people can make a difference! DCWOC serves Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Sunset Beach, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Midway City, Cypress, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and Rossmoor. Cost: Free!  Refreshments included. Membership encouraged, but not required.  Find the latest DCWOC news on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DCWOC/

new Sep 6 Friday 10am, Fullerton: Impeachment Rally @ Congressman Gil Cisnero Office, 1440 N Harbor Blvd
Host Contact Info: (562) 665-3317. Click here to view the event details. Now, can you spread the word and invite your friends to come? Click here to share this event on Facebook. Click here to share this event on Twitter. Or you can send your friends this link: https://actionnetwork.org/events/impeachment-rally?source=direct_link&

new Sep 7 Saturday 7am-6pm, Costa Mesa: Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Action Summit @ The Westin South Coast Plaza, 686 Anton Blvd
AAPI Progressive Action, in partnership with Asian Americans Rising Action Fund, will host the AAPI Community Action Summit where leaders and advocates from across the country will gather to showcase the community's emerging movement, which is based on the belief that members are stronger when they work together with common purpose to serve their communities. Each session will feature new ideas, new capacities and new leaders who are building a movement that celebrates diversity and binds everyone all together as Americans. The AAPI Community Action Summit will be held the day before the first-ever AAPI Democratic Presidential Forum and provide an opportunity for Action Summit participants to observe democratic presidential candidates discuss issues of importance to the AAPI community. For more info and tickets, go here

new Sep 7 Saturday 1pm, Orange: OC Veterans Democratic Club General Meeting @ Democratic Party of OC, 1916 W Chapman
Second meeting of the club agenda: review and publish bylaws for adoption, finish chartering process with the DPOC nominate officers for the Inaugural Board. The Oct 5 meeting agenda: elect board members, vote to adopt bylaws and club mission statement, adopt goals for 2109/20. Please share this info with veterans of the Democratic persuasion in OC as part of club's recruitment campaign and preparation for wins in upcoming election. Info at https://www.facebook.com/OCVDC/  ocvetdems@gmail.com

new Sep 7 Saturday 2-3:30pm, Costa Mesa: Barnstorm for Bernie 2020; Feel the Bern Democratic Club, OC @ Fairview Community Church, 2525 Fairview Rd.
RSVP HERE: https://act.berniesanders.com/event/barnstorm/17114/signup?source=events-mapBernie 2020 is on the ground in California! Join us and meet other Bernie supporters as we discuss our strategy on how to organize for power in Orange County to ensure Bernie wins California on Super Tuesday! Hear directly from the campaign, find out how to get involved with the Bernie 2020 campaign and help build the most powerful grassroots movement in history

new Sep 7 Saturday 4-6pm, Huntington Beach: Residents for Responsible Desalination: Tacos and Tactics @ Eader Park, 9281 Banning Ave
Join Residents for Responsible Desalination for a fun taco party with friends and neighbors to celebrate R4RD achievements and plan for what lies ahead. There will be tasty food, cool ocean breezes, good friends and live music.  Bring you own chair if you want.  An RSVP to milsa@coastkeeper.org (with your name and number of guests) is required to reserve your spot(s) in the food line. JSpecial guest Kelly Rowe, OC Water District Director, will brief attendees about the latest news on the proposed Poseidon desalination plant in HB and the role of OCWD in its unpopular efforts to move the project along its approval path. Ray Hiemstra, Director of Orange County Coastkeeper, will provide info on upcoming hearings and how residents can make objections heard. R4RD is preparing for the upcoming Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board workshop on Oct 25 in HB by hosting a Town Hall in Oct. Volunteers are needed to help host coffees, walk fliers in neighborhoods, provide hospitality at the Town Hall, come to the hearing itself and even join the R4RD Board of Directors.

new Sep 8 Sunday 9am-5pm, Costa Mesa: AAPI Democratic Presidential Forum @ Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Dr
The passion, power, and opportunity to change the course of history.For the first time in history, the Asian American and Pacific Islander community will host a Democratic Presidential Forum that will put AAPI voters at the forefront of national issues.The AAPI Victory Fund and Asian Americans Rising PAC will host a ground breaking event that will feature top tier Democratic candidates for President at the beautiful Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Orange County, CA.We will gather influential business and community leaders from around the country who are committed to creating long-lasting social and economic change for the AAPI community.

new Sep 8 Sunday 11am-6pm, Santa Ana: OC Vegan Fest @ 253 E 3rd St Parking, 253E East 3rd Street
OC Vegan Fest is hosted by OC Vegan Village. As always this is a FREE EVENT ! Invite the entire family this is a safe, friendly, inviting atmosphere! Featuring over 25 Cruelty-Free Vendors! Perfect event to Welcome the fall season! Parking is located around the surrounding neighborhood or at the 4th St Market Parking Lot.

new Sep 8 Sunday 4-7pm, Laguna Hills: Habitat for Humanity of OC; Build for Unity Celebration @ Bourne Hall Event Center at St Georges Episcopal Church
Join us in a celebration featuring food and entertainment from around the world. Expand your horizons by meeting people from all walks of life, and experience the diversity of Orange County. Reserve your seat today at https://buildforunityoc.eventbrite.com

new Sep 8 Sunday 11:45am-1:15pm, Lake Forest: Water Efficiency & Sustainable Landscaping Presentation @ Tapestry, A Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23676 Birtcher Dr
Join Tapestry Green Sanctuary in welcoming Lindsey Stuvick from the Moulton Niguel Water District (MNWD) and Juan Garcia from the Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) for a presentation about water sources, how your water bill is calculated, resources for sustainable landscaping, and rebates for water efficiency. Discussion will include the MNWD's NatureScape Turf-to-Native Garden Program, which emphasizes the use of California native plants and the watershed approach to sustainable landscape design. Since the Tapestry is in the IRWD service area, Juan will provide some details on IRWD's commercial program for options for turf removal and landscaping assistance. Bring plants for a plant exchange! Additional Details:  facebook.com/events/1319780851523556  www.tapestryuu.org 949-581-0245

new Sep 8 Sunday 12:15-2:15pm, Santa Ana: Our Revolution OC- Membership Meeting @ El Indio Botanas Y Cerveza, 309 W 3rd St.

new Sep 8 Sunday 1-3pm, Orange: 1888center; WORKSHOP: Streets of OC - Yorba Linda @ 1888 Center, 115 North Orange Street
Journey with Joel Robinson and special guests on a series of engaging discussions about the streets of Orange County.
WORKSHOP: Streets of Orange County with Scott Keltic Knot and DJ Petesake (Yorba Linda)

new Sep 9 Monday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC: General Meeting & Dinner with UCI Law Professor, Michele Goodwin @ San Juan Hills Golf Club, 32120 San Juan Creek Rd,
Join DWSOC for to hear from UCI Law Professor, Michele Goodwin on the very timely topic of Gun Violence and Trauma: what does it mean for society when people are frightened of public spaces? Professor Goodwin is also an expert on the systematic dismantling of reproductive rights, mass incarceration, and many other important issues facing society which, time permitting, she can address during member Q & A. Early Bird Pricing through Aug 23 here

new Sep 10 Tuesday 11am-1pm, Huntington Beach: Indivisible OC 48 Brunch @ Jan's Health Bar, 501 Main St.
Together we are Indivisible, and together is when where we find strength and community! Join us for our monthly Brunch at Jan's Health Bar! This is an informal space to meet with other Indivisible OC 48 members to bond outside of resistance!

new Sep 10 Tuesday 6pm, Orange: People for Housing - OC YIMBY; Advocacy Opportunity for Affordable Senior Housing @ Orange City Hall, 300 E. Chapman Ave.
Katella Terrace is a senior affordable housing apartment community that is planned to be built on the site of the vacant Universal Bank building at 1249 E Katella Ave in Orange by a nonprofit called Orange Senior Housing. The City of Orange recently changed their ordinance to allow for senior housing to be built on commercial zoned property. This gives Katella Terrace the unique opportunity to serve the affordable senior community in Orange by building 74 senior housing units along with a community room, exercise room, and outdoor space. You can learn more at https://www.katellaterrace.com/

new Sep 10 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Feel the Bern Democratic Club @ Chapter One: the modern local, 227 N Broadway
Each of our board members will have a short report. We will then have a short 20 minute presentation. Depending on the meeting, we may have agenda items to vote on.Agenda -
https://drive.google.com/open?id=13Te4HmvHz98HzXSsvDVNbN-k7l0v4nN4V6IXoaT6RUE

new Sep 11 Wednesday 6-8pm, Orange: Harnessing the Power of Women @ Democratic Party of OC, 1916 W. Chapman Ave. Ste. B.
Build on your power with our community of young women as we take our next steps towards victory in 2020. RSVP here: https://onlinecampaigntools.com/WebForms/ViewForm?key=-7QXWWoLJqqvLxSda1lvAg==

new Sep 11 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club: Protecting Women's Reporductive Rights @ Susi Q Center, 380 3rd St
Three very special guests will speak:  Retired Judge Lynn Riddle: A Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Center for Biotechnology, UCI Legislative Chair, Community Action Fund, Planned Parenthood, Orange and San Bernardino Counties. Patti Compton: Chair, Board of Directors Planned Parenthood Community Action Fund Orange and San Bernardino Counties. Scott Rhinehart: Candidate State Assembly 73rd District, Endorsed by Planned Parenthood. Visit the club online at www.LagunaBeachDemocraticClub.com and follow the club on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/lagunabeachdems/

new Sep 12 Thursday 4:30-8pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine: Democratic Primary Debate Watch Party! @ Taquiero Taco Patio, 4517 Campus Dr
Primary season is heating up with some spicy tacos! Join fellow DGI members for the next Presidential Primary debate.

new Sep 12 Thursday 5-8pm, Newport Beach: Community Action Fund of PPOSBC and Indivisible OC 48: Presidential Debate Watch Party @ Muldoons Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Dr,
Join Indivisible OC 48 and the Community Action Fund for the third round of Democratic Presidential Debates! Entry is $20 and includes one drink ticket. Note: Capacity is limited, please buy tickets ahead of time. Tickets available here: http://bit.ly/SeptWatchParty

new Sep 12 Thursday 5-8pm, Brea: Third Presidential Debate Watch Party @ 391 S State College
Come one come all to the next Presidential Debate watch party! It was a blast last time no matter who people supported, and this time will also be fun for the whole family. It is a potluck, so please bring food / drinks to share.

new Sep 12 Thursday 5-8pm, Laguna Hills: Canyon Democrats Debate Watch Party @ Laguna Hills Community Center, 25555 Alicia Pkwy.
Join us as we rally together as Democrats to watch what the candidates have to say in a spirited and respectful environment. Sign the pledge to eventually support the Democratic Party's nominee for President to take back the White House in 2020. We are stronger together!Sandwiches, chips, drinks and cookies will be included. Members are encouraged to bring a salad for sharing! Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2354321917977359/

new Sep 12 Thursday 6-8pm, Tustin: Fundraiser for Beckie Gomez for OC Board of Education @ 10920 Silverado Ter
Rescheduled from August!Beckie Gomez is the only progressive on the OC Board of Education. The people of OC need to keep her there! Join Beckie to support her re-election. Contribute online: https://beckiegomez.com/contribute/  Download the flyer here: https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/nwpcoc/pages/793/attachments/original/1567037545/GOMEZ_CampaignReceptionFlyer.REV_%28002%29.pdf?1567037545

new Sep 12 Thursday 6pm, Newport Beach: OC Coastkeeper "Toast the Coast" Fundraiser @ Harborside Ballroom at the Balboa Pavilion, 400 Main St.
OC Coastkeeper will celebrate its 20 years of achievements at this event and raise funds for its important projects focused on protecting the coast and clean water. Enjoy an evening of food, entertainment and more. Learn more about this annual event here  Enjoy comedian Erica Rhodes and Musician Steven Soloman. Attire: Casual. Tickets: $200 = 1 Ticket, $400= 2 Tickets, $600= 3 Tickets, $800= 4 Tickets, $1,000 = 5. Tickets For more information, including sponsorship options, please contact Ellen Brown at Ellen@Coastkeeper.org

new Sep 13 Friday noon-1:30pm, Irvine: Border to Border to Defund Hate @ Orange County Jail: James A Musick Facility, 13502 Musick,
Congress must hear people loud and clear telling them to #DefundHate. Join Peace Builders of OC to sign a demand to Congress to take action to stop funding hate and cruelty by reducing the ICE & CBP budget to 2016 levels, eliminating their ability to steal funds from other agencies, and voting no on any Appropriations Bill or Continuing Resolution that doesn't include these two items. From the Canadian border to the Mexican border, advocates are getting together to sign the Border to Border with Love petition banner as it makes its way from Blaine, WA to San Diego, CA, where Peace Builders will join together with Native, Indivisible and local leaders for a final rally on Friday, September 13th to #DefundHate. After the banner is signed, participants will deliver petitions to the district offices of Rep. Harley Rouda, Rep. Katie Porter, and Rep. Lou Correa demanding they take concrete and effective action to stop this Administration's immigration policies. The group will also record its demands in video messages. All OC Indivisible groups will be asked to tweet, call and tag @RepHarley, @RepKatiePorter and @RepLouCorrea showing public support and demanding they represent these values by voting to #DefundHate.

new Sep 14 Saturday 8am-noon, Orange: OC Democrats - Free Social Media Training @ 1916 W Chapman Ave.
Are you currently doing social media, websites, or newsletters for a local Democratic Club or grassroots organization? If so, attend this free half day training on social media. Your attendance will be approved once we can verify that you're a Democrat and doing social media for a club or local grassroots org.We have a large amount of material to cover. Please bring your electronic devices.

new Sep 14 Saturday 8:30am-3pm, Irvine: Faith Rooted Organizing Training @ University United Methodist Church, 18422 Culver Dr
Now more than ever people of faith who believe in working for a shared justice need to raise their voices! This training focuses on the basics of community organizing specifically through the experience of Faith and the reality of workers throughout Orange County. Coffee and bagels served at 8:30am, and the training will start promptly at 9am and conclude at 3pm. This amazing training is co-sponsored by Methodist Federation for Social Action, UNITE HERE LOCAL 11, Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice, and The CAL PAC Justice and Compassion Ministries! Trainers include: Bridie Roberts, MFSA Chair and Director of Community Organizing, UNITE HERE Local 11; Adam OVerton, Faith Rooted Organizer, CLUE; Hannah Petersen, Community Organier, UNITE HERE Local 11. Discussion will incude why its critical to engage faith in the fight for justice, how it shapes and leads individuals to build a movement for a lifetime, how to do basic one on ones to invite others to join in the movement for justice, how to reach out to legislators, and how to lead a faith rooted delegation to your elected. Please RSVP (to ensure enough materials and lunch). A $15 donation is suggested to cover the cost of lunch and supplies but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Register here

new Sep 14 Saturday 11:30am-2:30pm, Irvine: Human Trafficking and Child Marriage Forum @ UCI Law School, 401 E Peltason Dr, EDU 1111
Human trafficking and child marriage deny autonomy to and harm the physical, sexual, and emotional health of those who are targeted. Scholars, experts, legislators, and public officials will share research findings, examples from their work, and policy proposals for the way forward. The forum, hosted by Global Hope 365 and the UCI Initiative to End Family Violence, will provide the opportunity to exchange ideas for solutions and increase momentum for legislative change. Light Lunch at 11:30am, program at 12 noon. Registration is $10 and includes lunch. Register here Free for UCI students. Parking in the Berkeley Place Lot is $10. To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact centers@law.uci.edu. This event is approved for 2.5 hours of Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit by the State Bar of California. UCI School of Law is a State Bar-approved MCLE provider.

new Sep 14 Saturday 1-2:30pm, Irvine: OC National Organization of Women: Celebrating Latinx Month @ Museum of Woman, 17905 Sky Park Circle, #A
This will be an engaging and informative afternoon with engaging panel. Free parking. No cost to attend. Open to the public. More info: Irvineocnow.org | oc-now@outlook.com

new Sep 14 Saturday 2-4pm, Lake Forest: Friends of OC Detainees @ Tapestry Congregation, 23676 Birtcher Drive
So what is it really like to visit at Adelanto? If you have ever considered visiting a detainee at Adelanto, please come to the orientation and find out what it's all about. RSVP: friendsofocdetainees@gmail.com

new Sep 14 Saturday 2-4pm, Anaheim: True Cost of War Forum @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Anaheim, 511 S Harbor
All month long you will be hearing about upcoming events like the one below to celebrate International Day of Peace: "The True Cost of War" OC & Around the World, A Roundtable by Veterans, Military Families and Local Activists. Panelists incude Lisa Pederson, Poor Peoples Campaign; Rev. Kent Smith, Ret. -Vietnam vet, Sam Coleman, military trauma specialist; Alex Madrigal, OC Gulf War Vet; Gary Reynolds, Vets for Peace Ch. 110, Dorrine Marshall, OC Peace Coalition & Pat Alviso, Marine Mom. What's the Peace Movement up to in OC?: The War Economy ~ PTSD & Bringing Vets into your Org ~ The War hits OC ~ Veteran Sacrifice~ Guantanamo ~  Counter-recruitment ~ Peace Clubs~ Classroom  version of “Before You Enlist” ~ Arlington West Memorial ~ Shooting Ranges in Santa Ana HS ~ Deported Vets ~  free copy of “Dos and Don'ts on talking to Vets” handout. Contacts: Ruth Shapin (714) 633-0922Lisa Pederson (949) 307-6814l

new Sep 15 Sunday 1:30-3:30pm, Irvine: The Grounds for and Political Implications of Impeachment; The People - LA-Orange County @ Irvine Ranch Water District - Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Author, attorney, and activist Rich Procida will lead a discussion on the legal and political implications of impeachment. facebook.com/events/2359298774282737

new Sep 15 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine straw poll! @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Join DGI for a major straw poll. One of the most important things the club does help the California Democratic Party vet and select Democratic candidates to endorse. DGI club representatives will be voting, on Oct 5, for pre-endorsement in California State Senate District 37, candidates Katrina Foley and Dave Min, followed by California Assembly District 68, candidates Melissa Fox and Eugene Fields. Club  representatives will be voting along with members of the Democratic State Central Committee in those districts. This Sunday, your vote in this straw poll guides the club's sentiment regarding these important races! You must have paid club dues in August or earlier and attended at least one prior club meeting to participate in the straw poll. Register here

new Sep 16 Monday 4-7pm, Santa Ana: California Alliance for Retired Americans Bingo Fundraiser @ Chapter One - The Modern Local, 227 NBroadway
Join members and friends to play bingo, have some fun, and raise funds for CARA! Great prizes a 50/50 drawing and Silent Auction. Admission $10; includes 4 cards (extra cards available for purchase). Parking structure available across the street. RSVP to Tish Leon 714-401-8312 or lety.leon1951@gmail.com lety.leon1951@gmail.com

new Sep 16 Monday 7pm, Anaheim: OC Poor People's Campaign Monthly Meeting @ Unitarian Univeralist Church of Anaheim, 511 S Harbor
Meeting objective will be to dive deeper into the work have done the past 2 months. The group will break out into small groups where action plans will be created so members may execute them. In addition, meeting will include discussion and planning on how to bring folks in who are impacted by the pillars of the campaign to be a part of leading the movement. Feel free to bring a snack and/or beverage to share. The hat will be passed and a dollar or two to chip in would be appreciated but not expected. All funds donated will go to the church to thank them for using their space, electric, and so-on.

new Sep 17 Tuesday 6-8pm, Irvine: National Women's Political Caucus - Panel Discussion: Get Your Campaign Off on the Right Foot @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Campaign organizers will talk about what it takes to run a smooth campaign; what paid staff your campaign may need, and how to utilize volunteers. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets: $15 (Members), $25 (Non-Members)P anelists: Linda May, Field Organizer & NGP VAN Instructor: Democratic Party of Orange (Confirmed)Derek Humphrey, Overland Strategies (Confirmed)Teray Stephens, Stephens Consulting (Invited)Melahat Rafiei,Progressive Solutions Consulting (invited)Daisy Compos, Fundraising Strategist (invited)Tammi McIntyre, Campaign Treasurer: McIntyre & Barcalona (invited)

new Sep 17 Tuesday 7-9pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats Dems Go Back to School @ Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way
Join us at our September meeting to learn about the progress and critical challenges taking place in our public schools. This is a unique opportunity to hear from and address questions to experienced leaders in local, county and statewide education systems.Additional details:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2241752745950412/

new Sep 18 Wednesday 11:45am-1:30pm, Newport Beach: Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Luncheon: Cottie Petrie-Norris @ Newport Sea Base, 1931 W Coast Hwy.
Join us for a delicious lunch and meet CA Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris who will give an update on current bills and related issues and let us know what she's working on and what we can look forward to in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach and Irvine in the coming months.

new Sep 18 Wednesday noon-2pm, Irvine: Lunch With League and Chancellor's Professor Michele Goodwin, UCI School of Law: Reproductive Justice in a Time of Resistance @ Back Bay Conference Center (above Irvine Lanes), 3415 Michelson Dr
Important announcement: After making your "Lunch with League" reservation, see section after the Lunch with League Details. Michele Bratcher Goodwin is a Chancellor's Professor at UCI and founding director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy.Professor Goodwin's scholarship is hailed as “exceptional” in the New England Journal of Medicine. She has been featured in Politico, Salon.com, Forbes, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Chicago Sun-Times, NPR, and HBO's Vice News, among others. In addition to her work on reproductive health, rights, and justice, Professor Goodwin, trained in sociology and anthropology, has conducted field research in Asia, Africa, Europe and the United States, focusing on trafficking in the human body for marriage, sex, organs, and other biologics. Buffet lunch; please RSVP by Sunday, Sep 15 at 5pm.  You can choose from among the following three entrees:1) Boneless Chicken Breast with Mushroom Sauce (Rice Pilaf; Vegetables; Rolls; Caesar Salad; Drink; Dessert) 2) Salad Bar Topped with Grilled Chicken (Drink; Dessert) 3) Cheese Enchiladas (Vegetarian) (Refried Beans; Rice; Garden Salad; Drink; Dessert) or Speaker Only (drinks only, no food). The cost of the meal is $20; speaker only for $5. Pay with cash or check made out to LWV OC at the door. Please RSVP and select your entree by clicking the following link: https://forms.gle/suSEwLfgqbU1FFNg7 After submitting the form, you will have the option to submit additional reservations and/or edit your form. Save the resulting confirmation email to change your entree choice.  If your plans change and you need to cancel, please call (949)451-2212. Note that the League has to pay for unclaimed entrees. If you do not have electronic access you may leave a message at 949 451-2212 specifying your entree choice along with your name and phone number. Call 949 451-2212 if you need to cancel. Technical Assistance needed? Email Communications@LWVOrangeCoast.org or call (949) 451-2212

new Sep 18 Wednesday 5-7pm, Costa Mesa: Women in Leadership Summer 2019 Gathering @ Playa Mesa, 428 E. 17th. St.
Join WIL on the patio of Playa Mesa for a fun evening with our special guest Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris! Complimentary drinks and light appetizers will be served! Please RSVP here by September 15th:http://womeninleadership.nationbuilder.com/summergathering2019?utm_campaign=summer_sept18&utm_medium=email&utm_source=womeninleadership

new Sep 19 Thursday 7pm, Orange: ACLU People Power Action Event: Unlock the Vote Community Briefing @ Allied Universal 765 The City Dr South Ste 360
Join ACLU SoCal to learn more about the Unlock the Vote (UTV) program in OC. UTV aims to increase access to registration and voting for systems-impacted people, including but not limited to people in OC jails, formerly incarcerated individuals, and families of people in custody. HOST: Daisy Ramirez. Sign up here

new Sep 20,27 Friday 8-10:30am, Orange: Fridays for Future Climate Strike @ 300 E Chapman
A call to action! Please join the weekly School Climate Strike in front of Orange City Hall on these dates which coincide with the Global Climate Strike. As on May 24, 2019, the group is asking everyone to make these two Fridays huge. The Global Climate Strike will have presence all over the U.S. and the world, so these two Fridays in OC will have more significance than ever. Please join Jonathan, Johanna, and Julius Speiser (who started this) as well as OC for Climate Action. Bring signs supporting a National Declaration of Climate Emergency and the Green New Deal. This September's Global Climate Strike is intended to capture the attention of those in power, and force them to act.

new Sep 20 Friday 10am-noon, Irvine: Climate Resilience @ Alton and Culver Baseball Field
Starting Sep 20, people of all ages in hundreds of countries are walking out of their jobs, homes, and classes to demand real climate action from from community and elected officials. There is no Planet B. When the earth and communities are under attack, it's time stand up and fight back. Be a part of the global climate movement on and help spread awareness in Irvine! Join fellow community members as they gather in support of a strong climate action in locally, nationally and globally. Bring friends and family to this demonstration along with your posters and your voices!

new Sep 20 Friday noon-12:40pm, On phone: OC Poor People's Campaign Debrief Call @ From your phone
This call is for those who are unable to make the monthly meeting and want to stay informed, as well as, weigh-in. Call-in phone number is: 646-876-9923Meeting ID: 543 810 6340. When asked for a participant id, select the pound sign (#)

new Sep 20 Friday 3:30-5:30pm, Huntington Beach: Climate Strike @ Huntington Beach Pier
We are rallying at the Pier to support the Global Climate Strike sponsored by climate activist Greta Thunberg and her organization and many other leading environmental groups. For more information on this global event, see globalclimatestrike.net. Bring a sign.

new Sep 21 Saturday 8:30am-1pm, Irvine: Fixes for the Future - Housing and Affordability in OC @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy
Join People for Housing - OC YIMBY and Building Industry Association - OC Chapter for Orange County Housing Roundtable, an industry forum focused on expanding affordable housing options for residents of OC. Special guest speaker will be Congresswoman Katie Porter - CA 45. With unprecedented housing costs in OC, it's imperative that residents increase housing solutions designed to meet the needs of area residents. Discussions will feature new housing programs and expanding models, providing more affordable housing opporunities and resources. Come learn more about housing solutions and meeting the demands for the people of Orange County.

new Sep 21 Saturday 9:30-11:30am, Irvine: WAKE UP O.C.! Climate Emergency and Green New Deal @ Irvine United Congregational Church,
IUCC will host “Climate Action and the Green New Deal” program by OC Climate Action, a grassroots activist network striving to address climate change in OC.  will feature Andy Shrader, director of Environmental Affairs for LA city council member Paul Koretz, leading a discussion on the climate emergency. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. Free admission, vegan refreshments, space is limited, register early.  Eventbrite registration link is here and also available on the OCCA web site: occlimateaction.org

new Sep 21,22,28,29 Saturday,Sunday 8:30am-5pm*, Santa Ana: National Women's Political Caucus: Campaign Training @ Orange County Employee's Association, 830 N Ross
Are you ready to run or considering a run for office in the future?  Then join NWPC in OC to kick off the 2019 Campaign Training for Candidates and Campaign Staff. Registration fee includes: Continental Breakfast, Lunch, September 19 Panel Discussion, & October 15 Panel Discussion. What's Covered: Sep 21 The Big Decision, Running as a Woman, The Campaign Plan, Social Media/Technology. The Campaign Team Sep 22: Off and Running, Fundraising, Scheduling, Volunteers
Research and Polling. Sep 28 Image/Speech. Please dress the part of a candidate. This session will be recorded and played back to the attendees for feedback.Sep 29 Field Operations, Targeting, Voter Contact, The Media, Addressing the Negatives, Wrap Up & Winning. Download the event flyer here. NWPC CA Candidate Trainings are funded in part by the NWPC Foundation.

new Sep 21 Saturday 11am-3pm, Irvine: LGBTQ Community Picnic @ Bill Barber Park, 4 Civic Center Plaza,
Join hosts Orange County Equality Coalition (OCEC) and Farrah N. Khan, Irvine City Councilmember for an LGBTQ Community Picnic! All LGBTQ families and individuals are welcome. Enjoy beef and vegan hot dogs, games and music! Bring a dish to share and plan to make new friends.

new Sep 21 Saturday 1:45-3:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State - The Importance of Church/State Separation to Religion @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State-OC members and friends will hear from Rev Sarah Halverson-Cano on this important subject. Too often, church/state separation is seen as an issue for the non-religious and its supporters are accused of being hostile to religion. Not only do many religious people support church/state separation, they often have specifically religious reasons for doing so. Government involvement in religion to them is not just unwelcome and inappropriate; it is an abuse of something they hold sacred. Rev Halverson-Cano will explore these issues and her own commitment to church/state separation. Rev. Dr. Sarah Halverson-Cano is the pastor of Fairview Community Church in Costa Mesa, CA. She holds a bachelors from Chapman University, pursued a Ph.D. in the New Testament from Claremont Graduate University, left academia to obtain a masters of divinity and entered the ministry. She currently holds a doctorate in preaching from Chicago Theological Seminary. Highly influenced by Jesus' call to social action in pursuit of justice and peace and the Hebrew prophets Isaiah and Micah, Rev. Halverson finds herself drawn to justice issues, and compelled to fight for the rights of the oppressed. Her ministry at Fairview and within the larger community reflects this call to justice. Rev. Sarah has received accolades for her social justice work and commitment to community from the Orange County Labor Federation, the Orange County Human Relations, Women For: Orange County, and the Council on American and Islamic Relations. Doors open at 1:15 for socializing and the meeting starts at 1:45. There is plenty of free parking and there is no charge for the meeting.

new Sep 22 Sunday 4-6pm, Mission Viejo: Our Rev So Cal Chapter Meeting @ Denny's, 24445 Alicia Parkway
Join us for a riveting discussion of local happenings including our featured guests:* José Trinidad Castañeda III, candidate for Fullerton City Council and Rich Procida is an author, attorney, and activist who writes about religion and politics for LAProgressive.com  Our chapter organizes for Bernie as well as supports local candidates and causes. There will be a recommended $10 food and drink purchase to help us secure the meeting space. Let's break bread and learn more about how we can improve our neighborhood.

new Sep 24-27 Tuesday-Friday 11am, Irvine: International Climate Action Week @ Outisde Rep Katie Porter Office, 2151 Michelson Dr
An opportunity to show support for Rep Katie Porter choosing to cosponsor the Climate Emergency Declaration by showing up in person with that message on signs. More info coming soon at OC for Climate Action Facebook here

new Sep 24 Tuesday 3-4:30pm, Irvine: Town Hall Meeting with Katie Porter: Islamic Center of Irvine (ICOI) @ Islamic Center of Irvine (ICOI), 2 Truman
Town Hall Meeting with Katie Porter

new Sep 24 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Feel the Bern OC - Monthly Membership Meeting @ Chapter One: the modern local, 227 N Broadway
Each of our board members will have a short report. We will then have a short 20 minute presentation. Depending on the meeting, we may have agenda items to vote on Agenda -   https://drive.google.com/open?id=13Te4HmvHz98HzXSsvDVNbN-k7l0v4nN4V6IXoaT6RUE

new Sep 25 Wednesday 11am-1pm, Irvine: Women For:OC It Takes A Village: Pathways to Independence @ Irvine Water Ranch Duck Club, 15 Riparian Vw
For almost thirty years the mission of Pathways to Independence has been to transform the lives of disadvantaged single young women through education, therapy, mentorship, housing and healthcare, in order to break the cycle of poverty and abuse.Free and open to the public. Please bring your reusable coffee mug or water bottle.Women For: Orange County is a volunteer, non-partisan organization dedicated to advancing Human & Civil Rights, Peace, Social Justice, Education, Health Care and the Environment. womenforoc@aol.com http://www.womenfororangecounty.org

new Sep 25 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democrats September Social @ Pitfire Pizza353 E. 17th St.
Join CM Dems on September 25 for a club fundraiser and social at Pitfire Pizza!We're beginning our "March to March", and it's all hands on deck as we gear up for one of the most important elections in our lifetimes. At our September 25 Social, you can network with like-minded residents, learn more about involvement opportunities, and become a part of our Democratic movement here in Costa Mesa.At our club social, we have invited Democratic campaigns to share ways for us all to help secure the seat of our fearless elected Democrats - Rep. Harley Rouda, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, Mayor Katrina Foley, and more.   Please make sure to say you're with the club OR bring the Pitfire Pizza flyer, and 15% of your food or drink order on September 25 will be donated to the Costa Mesa Democratic Club. Come hungry and mark your calendars!

new Sep 26 Thursday 9am-11pm, Irvine: OC Human Relations presents: Annual Hate Crime Report Release @ The Thorburn's home, 10762 Center Drive
Bobby is the founder and executive of non-profit healthcare clinics that serve over 100,000 patients. The son of Hmong refugees who resettled in America after the Vietnam War, Bobby would serve as the first person from the Hmong community to ever be elected to the House of Representatives. All are welcome. Invite your friends! Donate here: https://bit.ly/2kioYPkFor more info:   BobbyBliatout.com   Richard@SC-Strategies.com   (909) 921-3317

new Sep 26 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Brea: Indivisible CA39 General Meeting @ 391 S State College Blvd #L
Topic:  Addressing Activist Battle Fatigue. Join Indivisible CA39 and learn about the topic of "Addressing Activist Battle Fatigue." Speakers: Diane Offner, LCSW and Patricia Hanzo, MSW. Both are trusted members of Indivisible CA39. Learn how to address burnout and gain tools for handling it as activists prepare for the 2020 elections, campaign season tasks, and calls to action. During the Announcements segment you can briefly share what you are working on and announce upcoming events. The group will also be selling VOTE tote bags and bandannas/ scarfs. Proceeds will go towards postcard postage. Come mingle at 6:30pm and grab a good seat.

new Sep 20,27 Friday 8-10:30am, Orange: Fridays for Future Climate Strike @ 300 E Chapman
A call to action! Please join the weekly School Climate Strike in front of Orange City Hall on these dates which coincide with the Global Climate Strike. As on May 24, 2019, the group is asking everyone to make these two Fridays huge. The Global Climate Strike will have presence all over the U.S. and the world, so these two Fridays in OC will have more significance than ever. Please join Jonathan, Johanna, and Julius Speiser (who started this) as well as OC for Climate Action. Bring signs supporting a National Declaration of Climate Emergency and the Green New Deal. This September's Global Climate Strike is intended to capture the attention of those in power, and force them to act.

new Sep 28 Saturday 10am-noon, Costa Mesa: UN Coffee Talk Series: Child Marriage & Human Trafficking @ Zonta Club of Newport Harbor, 245 Fischer Ave, Ste A8C
Presentation by Rima Nashashibi. There is no charge for the event. Refreshments will be served. $5 voluntary donation suggested.

new Sep 28 Saturday 1-2:30pm, Brea: Health Care Forum @ Embassy Suites by Hilton Brea North Orange County, 900 E Birch St
Protect your access to health care. Learn from health care experts and representatives from Congressman Gil Cisneros about how to mobilize to protect health care. Forum Panelists: Office of Congressman Gil Cisneros Deputy Director, Martin Medrano; Anthony Wright, CEO HealthAccess Consumer Coalition; Shana Alex Charles, PhD, MPP Faculty Associate, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health, California State University, Fullerton. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/health-care-action-forum-tickets-66629286991

new Sep 28 Saturday 5:30-9pm, Anaheim: Democratic Party of OC 25th Annual Harry S Truman Awards Dinner @ Hilton Anaheim, 777 W Convention Way
Theme of this year's Truman Dinner is "Our House in 2020" and will feature Democratic Presidential Candidates (subject to availability). Join fellow Democrats, now the majority party in OC, for an unforgettable night to honor our newly-elected congressional representatives. Awardees are Gil Cisneros (CA-39), Katie Porter (CA-45), Harley Rouda (CA-48) and Mike Levin (CA-49). For a limited time, tickets are available at a discount - but the prices will increase soon, so act quickly and purchase them here, as this is an evening you won't want to miss! The Truman Awards Dinner raises community funds for core Democratic Party operations to train, organize and elect Democrats in Orange County. Your contribution supports voter registration, neighborhood organizing, community outreach, candidate training, and policy advocacy for over half a million registered Democratic voters in OC communities.

new Sep 29 Sunday 10am-3pm, Santa Ana: Indivisible OC 48; Unity Training: Developing Tools for Diverse Coalitions @ 830 N Ross St.
Over the last 2 years Indivisible groups in CA have grown and blossomed into a well-oiled arm of the progressive movement led for the people, by the people. Part of the work that we do as Indivisibles is to further our understanding of the people that we stand in solidarity with. Come learn what it takes to truly cultivate a welcoming, inclusive, and holistic space. We will be covering topics such as: organizing from an anti-oppression lens, power dynamics, implicit bias, intersectionality and allyship. 2020 will be about expanding the electorate and building strong coalitions to empower each other while we work towards a better future! We will be joined by Speaker and Presenter Maxx Boykin, and the Indivisible National Training team!

new Sep 29 Sunday 4-6pm, Villa Park: Meet & Greet: Devin Nunes' opponent Bobby Bliatout for Congress; Bobby Bliatout For The Valley and Andy Thorburn for OC Board of Education @ 10762 Center Dr.
Join Karen & Andy Thorburn, special guests and the co-host committee as they host a meet & greet to help congressional candidate Bobby Bliatout defeat Devin Nunes in CD 22. Bobby is the founder and executive of non-profit healthcare clinics that serve over 100,000 patients. The son of Hmong refugees who resettled in America after the Vietnam War, Bobby would serve as the first person from the Hmong community to ever be elected to the House of Representatives.  Additional details: facebook.com/events/820315351699546

new Sep 29 Sunday 4:30-7:30pm, Irvine: Presidential Primary Prep and Potluck @ The Duck Club (IRWD), 15 Riparian View
This is your chance to get all the information you need to help get your neighbors who are "values voters" to get their Democratic ballots and cast a vote in the March 3, 2020 Primary.   Get your tickets and complete information at EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/presidential-primary-prep-and-potluck-tickets-73653486561? Additional details: facebook.com/events/1373046246197866


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new Oct 3 Thursday 5:30-7pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America-OC: Electoral Committee Meeting @ 4255 Campus Dr
This meeting is open to the public. See Facebook events page here

new Oct 3 Thursday 6pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC: State Senator Tom Umberg & Postcard Writing @ Congregation B'nai Tzedek, 9669 Talbert Ave
DCWOC welcomes State Senator Tom Umberg (SD34); Umberg is a retired U.S. Army Colonel, former federal criminal prosecutor, three-term state legislator, small business owner, and former Deputy Drug Czar under President Clinton. Now he's a freshman state senator and one of OC's most effective advocates. Also, attendees will be doing post cards to be mailed to voters in Mitch McConnell's district to get him out of office. Doors open 6pm, program begins 7pm. Please come to the meeting early and help out! Postal Address:  PO  Box 20036, Fountain Valley, CA 92728; Email Address: DCWOC@DEMCLUBOFWESTOC.COM; Website: www.DCWOC.com; Facebook: www.facebook.com/DCWOC/  For more information call Phil at 310.871.2083.

new Oct 3 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC Regular Meeting @ Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 N. Harbor Blvd
Come early for optional dinner & conversation, 6-7pm. Tina Lee from the OC Registrar of Voters will speak about what the process will be for voting in 2020.  Be prepared for the March Primary!!  Lee is a Bilingual Community Program Specialist, with a focus on the Vietnamese community. Tina is responsible for translating, proofing and formatting documents and election materials into Vietnamese, as well as participating in outreach events and speaking engagements. Tina also participates in several internal working groups, such as language support and public meetings, during the transition to Vote Centers in 2020. A vote is scheduled for the meeting to approve a slate of candidates for club representatives to vote for at the upcoming Pre-endorsement conference.

new Oct 3 Thursday 7-9pm, Anaheim: Arab Americans Rising Campaign Kickoff @ pin   Olive Tree Restaurant, 518 S Brookhurst St Ste 1
Join the Arab American Civic Council and the campaign Take On Hate for the ARAB AMERICANS RISING Kickoff event. As the 2020 primary Election Day approaches and as the Arab American community prepares to prepare to get counted on the 2020 Census, it is important to keep in mind the future and the significant decisions that impact community members. In this current political and social climate, as Arab Americans and other marginalized communities continue to face acts of bigotry and systematic exclusion, it's a good time to join others  at the Arab Americans Rising Campaign Kickoff for an evening of empowerment, support, and advocacy, plus delicious food, networking, and great company! Speakers and program will be announced. Tickets are $10 dollars and will include dinner. Go here for tickets.

new Oct 4 Friday 6:30-9:30pm, Santa Ana: Manny Escamilla Campaign Event: A Magical Fundraiser
Join Manny Escamilla and supporters for an evening of marvelous cocktails and a magic show supporting Manny in his campaign for Santa Ana City Council, Ward 4! It takes more than magic to improve library services, fight for green spaces, and find compassionate and effective solutions for unhoused neighbors. As an archivist and urban planner, Manny Escamilla understands Santa Ana's history and knows how to secure its best future. Come learn more about Manny and his vision while enjoying a fun fundraising evening! This event is at a private residence in the Eastside Neighborhood. RSVP is required, address will be provided upon RSVP at: events@escamillaforsantaana.org Donations accepted at the party or online anytime at: https://donorbox.org/escamilla-4-santaanacitycouncil Last day to register to vote in this election is October 21st!

new Oct 5 Saturday 1-3pm, Orange : OC Veterans Democratic Club: Board Election @ Democratic Party Headquarters, 1916 W Chapman
Veterans and vet allies are invited to OC's newest Democratic club. OCVDC will host its inaugural Board Elections. Meeting information and RSVP here. Keep up to date: Follow OC Veterans Democratic Club on Facebook here.  Forward this to a friend. For more information about OCVDC, contact OCVetDems@gmail.com.

new Oct 5 Saturday 5-7:30pm, Costa Mesa: Beacon of Light Celebration @ Fairview Community church, 2525 Fairview Rd
Join Fairview Community Church for its Platinum Jubilee as its members celebrate 70 Years of Shining Light in OC! Honorees include Dannie Cesana, Lucero Garcia and Mom's Demand Action OC. Come for dinner, drinks and dessert along with live music, and a silent auction! Tickets are $45 presale, $55 at door. Purchase Tickets at https://squareup.com/store/fairview-community-church/item/beacon-of-light-celebration

new Oct 5 Saturday 6:30-9:30pm, Anaheim: Syrian Forum USA & Syrian American Council: Reviving Hope Action Tour - with Omar Offendum @ Embassy Suites by Hilton Anaheim South, 11767 Harbor Blvd
Event is a fundraising dinner in honor of Syrian resilience and will feature OMAR OFFENDUM: Spoken Word Artist,  Suzanne Meriden: Executive Director, Syrian American Council
غسان هيتو Ghassan Hitto: CEO and & Co-Founder Syrian Forum, Shahir Raslan: Motivational Speaker. Admission cost: $50/person and $450/table of 10. The Syrian Forum USA is a 501(c)(3) organization registered in Illinois, focusing on empowerment and development programs for Syrian inside and refugees. More information can be found in 2018 Annual Report at: https://www.syrianforumusa.org/images/reports/SF-AnnualReport2018-En.pdf For more information email: info@syrianforumusa.org  Order tickets here

new Oct 6 Sunday 3:30-5:30pm, Irvine: DSA Libertarian Socialist Caucus Book Club Discussion @ The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (Oak Creek Village), 5653 Alton Parkway
The Orange County Libertarian Socialist Caucus is hosting two book clubs meetings to discuss Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia. This is the discussion meeting for the last seven chapters.You can read the book free here and includes the .epub and .mobi files for e-readers: http://libcom.org/library/dispossessed-ursula-le-guin There is also a radio play adaptation that can be listened to here: http://libcom.org/library/dispossessed-radio-play

new Oct 6 Sunday 4-6pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC: Howie Hawkins Green for Prez @ 15500 Sand Canyon Ave
The Original Green New Dealer, Howie Hawkins, will be hosted by the Green Party of Orange County to discuss his Presidential run and his vision for saving the planet with a truly Ecosocialist Green New Deal. Please see the attached link for more information on the location, which is located at the Irvine Ranch Water District Community Meeting Room.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/irwdmap.jpg

new Oct 6 Sunday 5-9pm, Diamond Bar: Tri Counties Democratic Club 4th Annual Awards Gala @ Tri Counties Democratic CLub, 1142 S Diamond Bar Blvd., Suite 845
Please join us for our upcoming Gala. Don't miss out on seeing and hearing our local, state and national political leaders. Go to our web page for information on ticket prices (including an early bird special), sponsorship and program ad opportunities www.tricodemclub.com.

new Oct 7 Monday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC: Meeting and Guest Speaker Michael Hiltzik @ San Juan Hills Golf Club, 32120 San Juan Creek Road
General meeting and dinner with Keynote Speaker Michael HiltziK - Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Los Angeles Times. Plus: Part 2 of Healthcare Series and other current business / political topics, plus Q & A. Learn more about Michael Hiltzik here! You will also be hearing from: Christine Draper about DWSOC's October Blood Drive and Jackson Hinkle, candidate for San Clemente City Council. Buy tickets here

new Oct 7 Monday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Foro comunitario para construir una ley de control de renta @ 450 W 4th St
Acompáñanos  Tenants United Santa Ana and Vecindario Lacy en Acción para juntos construir el lenguaje y protecciones que nos gustaría ver en una ley de control de renta. Habrá comida y cuidado de niñxs. English Join Tenants United Santa Ana and Vecindario Lacy en Acción to create the language and protections that need to be included in a rent control ordinance. There will be food and childcare provided.

new Oct 9 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats @ Sizzler, 1401 N Harbor Blvd.
The way we will vote and the places where we will vote are changing for 2020. A representative from the Orange County Registrar of Voters will speak to us about what the process will be. Be prepared for our March Primary!!

new Oct 9 Wednesday 7-9pm, Irvine: Racism: Ignore It -and it won't go away! @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy
Ron Buford, founder of Racists Anonymous (rainternational.org), asserts that racism is not just a blind spot in some of us, it is a blind spot in all of us that can be brought to light, yielding to a new vision. Buford will describe a process and issue a call to courageous people to rise, tell the truth, and begin to break racism's vicious cycle with an infectious movement.

new Oct 10 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: Learn How to Turn the OC Board of Supervisors Blue @ Summerlane Clubhouse, 5245 Foxglove
Hear from Sergio Contreras, candidate for the OC Board of Supervisors.

new Oct 11-12 Friday noon-Saturday 9:30pm, Cerritos: Annual Alex Odeh Conference @ Sheraton Cerritos Hotel, 12725 Center Court Drive
Join the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) for its annual Alex Odeh Conference and a weekend of empowerment and community building. The banquet will feature Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi as the keynote speaker. Click here to register for the entire conference or just parts of it. The Alex Odeh Conference is one of the largest annual gatherings of Arab Americans on the west coast. The agenda will feature community leaders and activists from across the nation. The conference offers networking opportunities for members, activists, community leaders, businesses, and individuals.

new Oct 11 Friday 3:30-4:30pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: Climate Rally @ Huntington Beach Pier, Main St and PCH
Rally for clean air, clean water and livable environment. Check out https://www.facebook.com/events/520197615213456/

new Oct 11-12 Friday-Saturday 7-5:30pm, Laguna Beach: World Peace & Justice Weekend: Sustainability: In This Together @ Neighborhood Congregational Church Laguna Beach, 340 St Anns Dr
Join Laguna Beach Interfaith Council at World Peace & Justice Weekend, an inclusive, enriching two days where attendees will take a collective deep breath and explore sustainable techniques, applications, and ideas. The planet is the most valuable resource; it's time to work together to make its legacy and promise endure for all generations. Here from the seekers, the thinkers, the inquisitive souls who understand that this task is not merely for one person, but the whole community. World Peace & Justice Weekend offers amazing music, art workshops, eco-centered activities for kids, practical tips, and mindful moments! Come away informed, equipped, and encouraged! By attending World Peace & Justice Weekend you are supporting • Humanitarian aid • Social justice programs • Environmental sustainability! Go here for detailed schedule and to purchase tickets ($10-$30).

new Oct 12 Saturday 9am-noon, Orange: Free Social Media Training - Canva @ Democratic Party of OC, 1916 W Chapman Ave Ste B
This training will focus specifically on Canva. If you create graphics, memes, or banners for your local Democratic Club or grassroots organization, consider attending this training. Please create a free or paid canva account prior to the training and bring your electronic devices (laptop or tablet). This training is reserved for registered Democrats. Reserve your space on Facebook event page here. Be sure to click on "Reserve a spot."

new Oct 12 Saturday 9:30am, Wilmington: Orange County Peace Coalition @ Corner of Fries Ave and West D St
The OCPC monthly meeting has been moved to Oct 19 at 2pm.  For this Sat Oct 12, OCPC is asking friends to join it for - stopping the deportation of Jose Segovia, an honorably discharged US Marine veteran.  From the starting point, the groups will walk one block to the Longshoremen's Warehousemen's Union Hall where Rep Barragan's Veterans Welcome Home Event will be. The OCPC event is to demonstrate that Rep Barragon doesn't support all veterans.  For additional details and questions, call/text Jeff at 562-522-4241.  The address of the Union Hall is 231 W C St. Thanks to Pat Alviso & Jeff Merrick, Military Families Speak Out.

new Oct 12 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Santa Ana: OC NAACP General Meeting @ Second Baptist Church, 4300 Westminster Ave
Agenda will include discussion of the lack of faculty of color in OC schools, Juneteenth 2020 and other topics of interest to the group.

new Oct 12 Saturday 7-10pm, Santa Ana: LGBT Center OC: Spooktacular 2019 @ Floral Park Residence, Address Provided Upon Ticket Purchase
Join LBGBT for its fundraising event: A Halloween Spooktacular 2019! The celebration will be in a haun tingly splendid home in Floral Park. Tickets this year are $75 and includes food and all-you-can-drink adult beverages for the entire night! Plus, the fun will include Silent Auction, All-night bar access, Costume contest, Raffle, Music by DJ, Drag Performance By Jayla Jason "Jayle D. Eberle" Foxx. Purchase tickets here

new Oct 13 Sunday 12:15-2:15pm, Santa Ana: Our Revolution OC- Membership Meeting @ El Indio Botanas Y Cerveza, 309 W 3RD ST
General monthly membership meeting.Introductions (30 seconds each)Issue Platform- Updates (25 mins)   Healthcare is a Human Right- Healthy California Campaign. Green New Deal- Green New Deal SoCal Coalition. Get Money Out of Politics- SB 47 Disclose Act A Living Wage. Housing is a Human Right- OC United to End Homelessness   Meeting agenda- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1l70YstLm9N8WkkJNqU0kD_zqtmxH1tHL/view?usp=sharing

new Oct 14 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Irvine: Climate Reality OC Chapter Meeting @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Parkway
Irvine City Councilwoman Farrah Khan will present an update on environmental initiatives in Irvine, including the status of community choice energy.  Also, nn excerpt from the award winning documentary The Need to GROW will be shown. Feel free to bring vegan snacks to share! Bring your own water/bottle to reduce waste. Register here

new Oct 15 Tuesday 6pm, Corona del Mar/Newport Beach: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club: Climate Change Forum - What next? @ OASIS Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave
Doors open at 5:30pm for networking. Forum will feature Dr. Sahir Masri, Environmental Scientist & Author, Linda Kraemer, Chair OC Chapter, The Climate Reality Project, Kathy Andrews, Chair NBWDC Govt Activism, Citizens Climate Lobby. Admission: No charge for members, $10 per guest with RSVP, $15 per guest if Walk-in. RSVP Deadline October 11 - Use RSVP Form here More info here

Oct 15 Tuesday 6-9:30pm, Irvine: Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas @ Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Dr.
On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait will be over. The Testaments, Margaret Atwood;s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, is revealed. The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions presents an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic, and inventor. Additonal details: facebook.com/events/383423358925812. Ticket holders are invited to come early for a special discussion and Q&A on recent TV adaptations of Atwood's work - from The Handmaid's Tale and Alias Grace to the MaddAddam trilogy.

new Oct 15 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousins Club Meeting @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
The Cousins Club  speaker is Dr. Mahmood Ibrahim, a history professor at Cal Poly Pomona. He will discuss the recent election in Israel and the future of Palestinians on the West Bank and Gaza. Please join the group and share your thoughts. Exit the 5 freeway at Sand Canyon Ave. and go south to Waterworks Drive, make a U-turn and turn right into the parking lot, then go left to the Community Room. Or exit the 405 freeway at Sand Canyon Ave. go north to Waterworks Drive, and turn right into the parking lot. Event is free and there is ample parking.

new Oct 16 Wednesday 11:45am-1:30pm, Newport Beach: Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council Luncheon: Anti-Semitism and Our Schools @ St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd
We are all concerned about the anti-semitism incidents that recently happened in some of our schools. Rabbi Peter Levy will lead the discussion on how best to deal with this effectively.

new Oct 16 Wednesday 4-6:30pm, Santa Ana: March for Community Lands @ Johnson Chapel AME Church 1306 W 2nd St.
What: Rally, art, music, and march in defense of public land in Santa Ana   Who: Local residents, community groups, and allies   Why: The "Public Land in the People's Hands!" National Day of Action will bring light a vital public conversation: Public land, like we see throughout Santa Ana, must be used to benefit the local community. Santa Ana urgently needs open, green, and safe community spaces; housing that is dignified, affordable, and inclusive; and most importantly, economic development that involves local residents. Instead City officials have made efforts to sell off public land, without any consultation or involvement of local neighborhoods.   Tell the City of Santa Ana: work with local residents and the new community land trust to use public lands for public benefit!   Although the National Day of Action was pushed back to April 2020, community members in Santa Ana have decided to get the ball rolling, especially since this matter is so urgent in our city.   Hosted by Thrive Santa Ana CLT

new Oct 16 Wednesday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Santa Ana School Board Candidates Forum @ Latino Health Access, 450 W. 4th. St. Ste 130
Resilience Orange County, Latino Health Access, and Santa Ana Building Healthy Communities are hosting a Santa Ana Unified School District Candidates Forum. The Candidates Forum will be moderated by Norberto Santana, publisher of the Voice of OC. Submit your questions for the candidates Here: https://forms.gle/8oM5vbmJRfcf7bP56. Additional details: facebook.com/events/556592168420184

new Oct 16 Wednesday 7-8:30pm, Mission Viejo: Scott Rhinehart Climate Change Town Hall
Join Scott Rhinehart, candidate for CA 39 Assembly District, and hear from him and experts on how climate change and global warming impact communities now. Rhinehart will be joined by Dr. Jeff Schweitzer, a world-renowned environmental policy expert and top science adviser to President Clinton and Vice-President Gore. Global warming explained in plain language. Plus, Prof. Kathleen K. Treseder, UCI, will discuss status of Community Choice Energy advocacy. Location address will be provided with RSVP/registration here  L

new Oct 17 Thursday 4-8pm, Orange: Phone Banking for Santa Ana Special Election @ Democratic Party of OC, 1916 W Chapman Ave Ste B
Let's elect the Democratic Party of Orange County's endorsed Democratic candidates for the Nov 5 special election! Just bring your cell phone and a charger, and the rest will be provided -- including snacks! Phone bank dates (time always 4pm-8pm) and RSVP links Oct 17 RSVP here  Oct 22 here Oct 24 here  Oct 29 here Oct 30 here

new Oct 17 Thursday 5-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Fundraiser for Lauren Johnson-Norris for City Council @ Centennial Park,Chapter One: the modern local, 227 N Broadway
ALL ARE WELCOME!! Not just for attorneys!! Suggested contribution: $75-$125 Sponsorship levels
$150 Cardozo $250 Brandeis $350 Marshall $530 Ginsburg RSVP to Daisy@laurenforirvine.com 714-864-8030 and contribute at: www.laurenforirvine.com/donate

new Oct 18 Friday 9am-12:30pm, Santa Ana: Shanti OC; End the Epidemics Town Hall @ County of Orange Health Care Agency, 1725 W 17th St
An unprecedented moment in response to HIV, hepatitis C, and STDs. Please RSVP in the link provided by Wednesday, October 16th. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/end-the-epidemics-orange-county-town-hall-tickets-72432155527?fbclid=IwAR3UAqhJhYb_M9VezNF5RUwzbqnGRu-oU5n1aHC58kBUVGsMvknBNnAQHcMHosted by the Orange County Health Care Agency, Public Health Learning Center, Building 1729E. Breakfast and lunch provided.

new Oct 19 Saturday 10-11:30am, Brea: OC Rapid Response Network: Immigration Enforcement Overview @ 300 E Imperial Hwy
The OC Rapid Response Network will host a workshop that will provide an overview of immigration enforcement in OC. Participants can build off this knowledge to work towards equity and justice in their communities, organizations, schools and workplaces. Follow the Facebook page here

new Oct 19 Saturday 10am-1pm, Irvine: Register Democrats to protect Katie Porter (CA-45) with DGI, DCCC and Field Team 6! @ Mother's Market, Corner of Jamboree & Michelson, 2963 Michelson Dr
Want to fight Trump and the GOP circus of horrors, and make a real difference? Join Field Team 6, Democrats of Greater Irvine and Democratic Congressional Committee in CA-45 to register some Democrats! Last November, against all odds, the Resistance helped Katie Porter win her seat. Volunteers were critical in flipping this district! Now the Republicans will be gunning for Katie Porter. It's time to have her back, and build on the new Democratic majority in OC! No experience necessary. Event will start with a 15-minute training and deploy to some local hot spots. Everything you need - clipboards, forms, pens, and sunscreen - will be provided. Just bring a little water, some comfortable shoes, and maybe a hat. NOTE: Wear a liberal-looking t-shirt if you have one. It can really help. The event will repeat on Nov 2. If you'd like to be extra prepared, check out this voter registration training video Field Team 6 made with Swing Left: https://vimeo.com/235034277 If you can, bring a friend - can't wait to see you there! Sign up here

new Oct 19 Saturday 10am-2pm, Santa Ana: Walk for Santa Ana Special Election with Democratic Party of OC @ 1665 E 4th St
Join the DPOC to walk neighborhoods and talk to voters for the upcoming special elections in Santa Ana. Meet in the Courtyard for breakfast at 9:30 AM. The DPOC has endorsed Beatriz Mendoza for Santa Ana for City Council and David Benavides for School Board. Santa Ana special elections are Nov 5th. Another walk is scheduled for Nov 2. Please RSVP here

new Oct 19 Saturday 1-4pm, Costa Mesa: Painting for Planned Parenthood: Paint + Sip + Advocate @ Address provided with RSVP
Join Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood Orange and San Bernardino Counties for an oil painting class with step-by-step artist instructions and create your own beautiful feminist themed masterpiece to bring home with you! Ticket: $75, includes materials and oil paints. Wine & Appetizers will be served. Space is limited, reserve your seat here Contributions to the Community Action Fund are not tax-deductible as charitable contributions for federal or state income tax purposes.

new Oct 19 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: American United for Separation of Church and State: The Muslim Ban and Protecting Civil Liberties in the American Muslim Community @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
OC-AU present Fayaz Nawabi, the Policy and Advocacy Manager for the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). Mr. Nawabi will be discussing The Muslim Ban and Protecting Civil Liberties in the American Muslim Community. For more information visit the web site at www.au-oc.org call 714-299-4551 or email mail@au-oc.org  The event is FREE and OPEN to the public. Plenty of free parking. All are welcome to attend! Seating will be on a first-come, first-seated basis.

new Oct 19 Saturday 2-4pm, Santa Ana: OC Peace Coalition @ Unitarian Universalist Church, 511 S Harbor Blvd, Classroom bldg next to main bldg
OCPC's rescheduled meeting will include discussion of the upcoming International Day of Peace, supporting the campaign to end the cruel policies that harm undocumented neighbors including deported veterans, and push new representatives in congress to get on board to end the wars in the Middle East now plus the next steps for stopping the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. If you or your group has an agenda item, please send an email to Pat Alviso ocpc2017@gmail.com

new Oct 19 Saturday 5-7:30pm, Irvine: An Evening with Loretta Sanchez @ 75 Shady Canyon Dr
Enjoy an evening with Loretta Sanchez to support her on her race for Orange County Supervisor in Irvine! Learn about her policies and ideas to improve Orange County.RSVP to info@loretta.org or text 714/202-7194. Suggested Donations: Powerball Supporter - 2,100, Mega Supporter- 1,000, Legacy Supporter - 500, Avid Supporter - 250, New Supporter - 100. Follow the link to contribute: secure.actblue.com/donate/ls19

new Oct 19 Saturday 5:30-9pm, Brea: Democrats of North OC Ride the Blue Wave in 2020 Fundraiser with Congressmen Adam Schiff and Gil Cisneros @ Embassy Suites Hotel, 900 E Birch St
Join the Democrats of North Orange county for an evening of fun as they help raise funds to Ride the Blue Wave in 2020. Several "Down Ballot" races will be run in North OC. Many of the candidates running will require assistance in helping to finance their campaigns. You can be a part of helping Democrats get elected through your support of this fundraiser.  This will also be a great opportunity to meet many of the Candidates and to hear messages of encouragement from folks like Congressmen Gil Cisneros and Adam Schiff!  Also hear from some surprise Democrat leaders. Enjoy a great dinner, dancing, silent auction, two no-host bars, great speakers in the beautiful Grand Ballroom. Buy your tickets here

new Oct 20 Sunday 11am-4pm, Garden Grove: We Celebrate Sanctuary Here: Viet & Latinx Community Festival; VietRISE @ Atlantis Play Center, 13630 Atlantis Way
With this cross-cultural festival, we are building toward what we know is possible - that all communities deserve dignity and human rights - that the power to defeat the forces of hate and fear is in our hands, in our words, and in our voices. And that we can achieve this together. Additional Details: facebook.com/events/616687372191487   RSVP at: bit.ly/sanctuaryfestivalDJs and artist lineup, and art activities to be announced shortly!----Media inquiries: Tracy La - tracy@vietrise.org   Artist inquiries: Marco Loera - mloera@ndlon.

new Oct 20 Sunday 1:30-3:30pm, Irvine: OC Racial Justice Collaborative: Screening of Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas @ Museum of Woman, 17905 Sky Park Circle #A
Join OCRJC for our series on Wyatt Cenac's HBO show, Problem Areas (rated TV-MA). The first season looks at policing: what's wrong with it, anyway?After viewing episode 6 we'll have a guided discussion; background materials and discussion questions will be provided.   Agenda:   - Casual meet-and-greet (2-2:30)   - Screening of Problem Areas, then discussion   - Announcements and closing   Additional degails: facebook.com/events/1070138436512850

new Oct 20 Sunday 4-6pm, Mission Viejo: Our Rev So Cal / PDA South OC @ Denny's, 24445 Alicia Parkway
Immigration Emergency: How did we get here? What can we do about it? A discussion about the history of immigration, how races have been suppressed and marginalized, and action items we can take to make a positive change.Guest speakers: Guerline M. Jozef, Co-founder and Executive Director of Haitian Bridge Alliance (The BRIDGE) and Tim Burns is a volunteer, local activist, and community advocate for universal representation for immigrants facing deportation. Additional details: facebook.com/events/2417890568534177

new Oct 21 Monday 6-8:30pm, Irvine: Indivisible OC 48: CA-37 State Senate Candidate Forum @ UCI Student Center, UCI Crystal Cove Auditorium, 311 W Peltason Dr
2020 is going to be a big year! With the primary election in March and dynamic candidates to research and ultimately choose from, this forum will provide a space for community members to assess the candidate platforms and priorities through moderated questions which focus on the scope and practice of the office of California State Senate. At this time, all of the candidates for this state senate race have been invited to participate in this forum, and Candidates Katrina Foley and Dave Min have confirmed attendance. Don't miss the important Forum! All tickets to this event are free, but if you like the work Indivisible OC 48 is doing and would like to support the group, please feel free reserve a "Champion" Tickets, and donate the amount of your choosing. Register here

new Oct 21 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Orange: Adopt-A-Precinct @ Democratic Party of Oc, 1916 W Chapman Ave Ste B
Don't agonize...organize! Raise awareness for 2020 in your neighborhood. It's effective and it's easy! The Democratic Party and partners will help you learn how to organize door-to-door. Open to registered Democratic voters in OC. RSVP to caryn@ocdemocrats.org or use the tickets link.

new Oct 21 Monday 6:30pm, Laguna Niguel: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club Meet & Greet: Richard Hurt, Candidate for Aliso Viejo City Council @ Faith Episcopal Church, 27802 El Lazo
Hear from City Council Candidate Richard Hurt, and hear info about local 2020 school bond measures, and the November CA Democratic Party Convention, and help get out the vote efforts to Kentucky for the November 5 election.

new Oct 22 Tuesday 4-9pm, Irvine: Community Choice Energy at Irvine City Council @ 1 Civic Center Plz
This is the big vote! The Irvine City Council will be taking its final vote on whether to adopt Community Choice Energy. Community Choice Energy is a clear path forward for adopting renewable energy in Orange County. For more information, please visit OCcleanpower.org  You can help by attending the meeting. You could also choose to speak at the meeting, which would be particularly powerful. I especially encourage you to speak if you live or work in Irvine. Additional details: facebook.com/events/680564239118308

new Oct 22 Tuesday 5:30-7pm, Orange : OC Peace Coalition Monthly Peace Demo @ Orange Circle, Corner of Glassell and Chapman
The goal is to remind everyone that the country's troops are still being sent to serve in endless wars. Signs provided.  Contact Pat Alviso & Jeff Merrick, Military Families Speak Out, www.mfso.org 562-833-8035 Support Our Troops. Bring Them Home Now! Take Care of Them After They Get Home.

new Oct 22 Tuesday 6-8pm, Newport Beach: Homelessness 101 Class @ 1 Civic Center Plz.
ity of Newport Beach - City Hall and United to End Homelessness; Homelessness 101 Class   Homelessness has reached crisis levels both locally and nationally. Many factors, including misinformation and myths, contribute to this growing problem.This free Homelessness 101 class will provide information and answer some of the most frequently asked questions about this issue, such as:
•What is homelessness?
•What causes people to become homeless?
•What is the current state of homelessness in Orange County?
•How can homelessness be solved?By the end of this session, you will become familiar with many of the approaches, philosophies and terminologies associated with homelessness. More importantly, you will gain a much better understanding of the homeless system in our community, including the most up-to-date statistics and best practices for solving homelessness in Orange County for good.Class will be led by Becks Heyhoe, director of United to End Homelessness.For more information and free class registration, visit www.bit.ly/NBHomelessness101If you have any questions about the event, please email Ms. McLellan at attym@unitedwayoc.org

new Oct 22 Tuesday 7pm, Aliso Viejo: World Affairs Council of OC: An Evening with Ben Rhodes, Trusted Aide to President Obama @ Soka University, 1 University Dr
The World Affairs Council of OC in partnership with Soka University of America's International Studies Concentration presents Ben Rhodes, one of Barack Obama's most trusted aides. Rhodes will share a fascinating behind-the-scenes account of Obama's presidency, capturing how idealism confronts harsh reality and still survives. Rhodes has authored The World As It Is, A Memoir of the Obama White House and a book signing will follow the program. Buy tickets: performingarts.soka.edu. Tickets: $28 for adults; $12 for students.

new Oct 23 Wednesday 11am-1pm, Irvine: Women For:OC - The Case for Reparations @ Irvine Water Ranch Duck Club, 15 Riparian Vw
Please join us for a discussion on this timely topic. Free and open to the public. Women For: Orange County is a volunteer, non-partisan organization dedicated to advancing Human & Civil Rights, Peace, Social Justice, Education, Health Care and the Environment. womenforoc@aol.com http://www.womenfororangecounty.orgAdditional details: facebook.com/events/398232887533584

new Oct 23 Wednesday 6-8pm, Orange: Harnessing the Power of Women @ Democratic Party of OC, 1916 W Chapman Ave Ste B,
Are you ready to harness your power? Join the Democratic Party of OC for an important conversation about women's leadership and power to make change in our communities. Part of a regular monthly discussion series open to Democratic voters in Orange County.

new Oct 23 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Indivisible OC 46: Botanas y cervesa @ El Indio Botanas Y Cerveza, 309 W 3RD ST
Join us for an evening of food & drink (no host), and a presentation from DPOC Vice Chairs Betty Valencia and Victor Valladares.  Learn how the county and state Democratic parties, and local clubs, are structured. Empower grassroots leaders to run for seats on the central committee and diversify the leadership of our local party. Our most impacted communities and progressive allies are proportionally underrepresented.DPOC Central Committee members have a great deal of political power in our county, and OC has tremendous influence at both the state and national levels. Our democratically elected CC members vote for DPOC endorsements, become automatic delegates to the California Democratic Party, and can influence party platforms.

new Oct 24 Thursday 4:30-5:30pm, Irvine: Indivisible OC 45: Impeach and Remove @ Overpass Alton & FWY 5
Join Indivisible OC45 to rally for impeachment and removal.  The group will bring two awesome banners, American flags, posters, energy and voices to say enough, no one is above the law. If you want to join the group, please RSVP, bring whatever signs, etc you have.

new Oct 24 Thursday 5:30-7pm, Villa Park: Campaign Reception for LaShe Rodriguez and Andy Thorburn @ Home of Andy & Karen Thornburn, Address upon RSVP
Rodriguez is a candidate for Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District and Thorburn is a candidate for OC Board of Education. The host committee: Congressman Lou Correa, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (ret.), OC Supervisor Doug Chaffee, AUHSD Trust Al Jabbar. RSVP to rodriguezforschoolboard2020@gmail.com or 949/433-3916. Suggested Contributions start at $50. Student ticket is $10. Purchase ticket at https://donorbox.org/rodriguez4pylusd2020

new Oct 24 Thursday 6pm, Santa Ana: OCCCO-PICO Colors of Justice Awards @ Yost Theater, 310 W Broadway
Join OCCCO-PICO for its Colors of Justice Awards to celecbrate five awardees and their devotion to raising the voice of low-income communities of color through leadership development, congregation organizing, and community transformation. The event will also feature a silent auction! There are many opportunities and challenges and your support allows the organization to continue strengthening democracy to make OC a more equitable community for low-income youth and families. So bring a friend, client, or colleague to commemorate those working to unite OC. Purchase tickets here  OCCCO develops transformational leaders within diverse, multicultural, interfaith communities who together have the power to shape equitable public policy throughout OC.

new Oct 24 Thursday 6-8pm, Costa Mesa: OC Justice Fund Fundraiser @ Turnip Rose Promenade, 1570 Scenic Ave
Join OC Justice Fund to celebrate the launch of its immigrant justice fund and deportation defense program. Admission is free, sponsorships essential and appreciated.  Your support to fund legal representation for immigrants in detention and to grow the immigrant bond fund to secure freedom for people in immigration detention. In this first year of operation, OCJF accomplishments in seeking justice for people subject to federal immigration detention: Launched Oc;s first and only immigrant bond fund, which has provided over $65,000 to help secure freedom for 19 people; Joined the National Bond Fund Network to leverage resources and pool expertise; Secured funding from the OC Opportunity Initiative to hire a Deportation Defense Field Coordinator who will work with existing legal services providers to respond to legal needs of detained OC residents; Participated in events and strategic meetings to build an immigrant-friendly OC. Enclosed please find sponsorship materials and registration form here.

new Oct 26 Saturday 7-11:30am, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle 2nd Annual Casino Night @ 6905 Warner
Enjoy an exciting night out with like-minded progressives, eating, drinking an playing Poker, Blackjack, Craps & Roulette. Trade in your wings for a chance at great prizes including a seven day stay in Park City, Utah. Special guests include elected officials, candidates and other VIPs to be announced. Get your tickets here: http://bit.ly/30HBHuddleCasino

new Oct 27 Sunday 6:30-8:30pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America - Mental Wellness and Activism @ 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
What's wrong with the expectation to always "be on" as an activist? How can we build more sustainable movements? This structured discussion will allow attendees to share personal experiences and perspectives on topics like activist burnout, mental illness, and coping skills

new Oct 29 Tuesday 7:15-9:15pm, Irvine: Amnesty International @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkw
Group meeting - letter writing and discussion of current Human Rights news.Our meetings are open to the public and anyone is welcome. There is no charge for group membership or meeting attendance. We meet in the Peace Room.More information at http://aiusaoc.org/irvine/meetings.html

new Oct 30 Wednesday 5:45-7:30pm, Huntington Beach: Oak View ComUNIDAD and Chicano Latino Immigrant Democratic Club of OC; Derecho al agua y Control de Renta @ 17142 Emerald Ln,
Durante los últimos años, nuestra comunidad ha sido el centro de aumentos de renta sustanciales e injustificables que han llevado a un éxodo masivo de personas de color en nuestrx comunidad.
Tendremos tacos 🌮 y bebidas 💧☕ ! Additional details: facebook.com/events/392422308357398

new Oct 31 Thursday 6-7pm, Irvine: College Democrats at UCI: Week 5: Spooky Dinner @ Univ Town Center, 4100 Campus Dr
Join the College Democrats at UC Irvine for their spooky dinner and hear about local politics from UC Irvine Professor Kev Abazajian. See you there!


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new Nov 2 Saturday 10am-1pm, Irvine: OC Equaliy Coalition 2nd Annual Our Stories OC Alternative Book Fair @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy
OC Equaliy Coalition's Alternative Book Fair will feature books about children and young people of all kinds and topics that are central to the whole community but not always addressed. The event will feature book readings and signings by local authors, a varied collection of books for sale and a resource fair. Call for Authors who write about diverse topics and/or feature diverse characters. Books in all languages welcomed. Because this is a free, non-profit event, authors may sell their own books, offer a reading/signing, display books for sale. Local organizations that welcome and serve all children may table. Please email Dr. Priya J Shah for more info: pryajshah31@gmail.com

new Nov 2 Saturday noon-9pm, Santa Ana: Noche de Altares @ El Centro Cultural de Mexico, 837 N Ross St
Noche de Altares 2019, Santa Ana's Dia de Los Muertos Celebration hosted by El Centro Cultural. See Facebook announcement here

new Nov 2 Saturday 6-8:30pm, Lake Forest: Tapestry UU Women's Rights Action Group: "The IF Project"; Screening and Special Guests @ Tapestry, A Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23676 Birtcher Dr
"The IF Project" documentary follows an extraordinary police officer and four women in the "IF"writing project through their journeys as they are released from prison, reunited with their families, and as they face life on the outside after release. Special guest speakers:  Stephanie Hammerwold, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Orange County's Pacific Reentry Career Services and two of her clients. They will discuss the challenges of formerly incarcerated women returning to the work force. This local non-profit organization's mission is "Advocating for fair chance hiring policies and supporting formerly incarcerated people in finding meaningful employment." Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/380387202865772/

new Nov 2 Saturday 5:30-9:30pm, Anaheim: CAIR-LA Banquet: Courage Under Fire @ Hilton Anaheim,777 W Convention Way
CAIR-LA is celebrating its 23rd Annual Banquet, themed Courage Under Fire and featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, Representative Movita Johnson and comic relief Amer Zahr. This annual banquet draws 2,000 community members and friends from throughout Southern California to celebrate the work of CAIR-LA and learn about upcoming projects, services and political climate impacting the community. The Banquet is Selling Out soon. Purchase tickets at cairla.org/banquet to buy them immediately! Due to high demand, we've added more tables to accommodate more guests! You still have time to purchase discounted tickets before Sun Oct 27. Tables of 10 available for $750 before the price jumps to $950 on Oct 27.  Individual tickets are on sale for $80 before increasing to $100 after the deadline. Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell, Sh. Mohammed Ahmed Faqih and comedian Amer Zahr will headline an amazing night.

new Nov 2 Saturday 6-9:30pm, Newport Beach: Banning Ranch Conservancy's 20th Anniversary Gala @ Marina Park, 1600 W Balboa Ave
Join Banning Ranch Conservancy for dinner, a great program with engaging speakers, honorees, awards, exciting announcements and inspiring music at a lovely waterfront venue, to celebrate its 20th anniversary. There will also be a silent and maybe even a live auction. To purchase tickets go to www.banningranchconservancy.org/gala-registration. Sponsorships are also available. Call Steve at 310-961-7610.

new Nov 3 Sunday 3:30-5:30pm, Irvine: White People Against White Supremacy book discussion: White Fragility @ Address provided with registration
For this meeting, the group will focus on the 2nd half of Chapter 2. There is room to accommodate 20 people at a private residence near the Irvine Great Park. The address will be sent to you a day or two before the event. To RSVP, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/o/white-people-against-white-supremacy-25449531361 WHAT TO EXPECT. This space is used for folks who identify as white and want to work through unloading their biases centered around their whiteness and to learn how white privilege hurts people of color. Each month the group will deep dive into the book White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo. Study guides will be provided at the meeting; please bring open hearts and minds. There will be some “heavy lifting,” therefore a commitment to participating in all sessions is recommended but not necessary. Each month group members will read a chapter, come prepared to learn, and discuss the material. Remember that this is brave work, and change starts from within in order to achieve true, lasting manifestation of the dismantling of oppression. Goals: 1) To explore and respond to White Fragility; 2) Develop racial awareness and)critical thinking skills; 3) Recognize and come to terms with the personal and sociological ramifications of living in a white supremacist society; 4) Examine how personal and collective cultural stories, experiences, and behavioral patterns reinforce racism; 5) To have a space in which white people can learn collectively the language, ideologies, and conversations of disrupting race and becoming accountable to the racism in their everyday lives; 6) To practice ways to disrupt racist patterns.

new Nov 3 Sunday 5-8pm, Newport Beach: Home for Refugees 2nd Annual Gala - "Harvest of Love" @ St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd.
Come hear about the life-transforming mission of Home for Refugees and celebrate the impact being made coming alongside these families.

new Nov 4 Monday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC Dinner/Meeting with Keynote Congressman Mike Levin @ San Juan Hills Golf Club32120 San Juan Creek Rd
Enjoy Congressman Mike Levin's report from Congress, a fabulous Silent Auction and Wine Toss in support of the club's 2020 Scholarship Program! Tickets currently available here to members-only through Oct 17 at early bird pricing. Join DWSOC now and get 15 months for the price of 12!! https://www.dwsoc.org/join.html

new Nov 4 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Irvine: Rethinking the Food System in a Time of Eco Crisis: An Evening with Gene Baur @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkway
Gene Baur has been hailed as "the conscience of the food movement" by Time magazine. Since the mid 1980s, he hs traveled extensively, campaigning to raise awareness about the abuses of industrialized factory farming and cheap food production. Admission is free; donation of $5 to $10 appreciated. Living Ubuntu is presenting this event.

new Nov 5 Tuesday 9-11am, Buena Park: Sharon Quirk-Silva; OC Chronic Homelessness Hearing @ City Council Chambers, 6650 Beach Blvd.
Assembly Select Committee on Orange County Chronic Homelessness Hearing.

new Nov 5 Tuesday 6:30-8pm, Aliso Viejo: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club; Countdown to 2020 Cocktail Party @ Aliso Viejo Country Club, 33 Santa Barbara Drive
Join us exactly one year out from the 2020 General Election for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres with special guest Congressman Harley Rouda. We have big plans for the 2020 elections, and the funds raised at this event will go to elect Democrats up and down the ballot. Admission includes hors d'oeuvres and a hosted bar. Don't wait, get your tickets today!
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/andc_2020party

new Nov 5 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club and Democratic Party of OC; LBDC 2020 Kickoff @ Susi Q Center, 380 3rd St.
*Update: Fantastic News! The Honorable Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris will be joining us. Additionally, we will hold a vote to endorse Federal Candidates and Democrats in State Assembly and State Senate races. We will not be endorsing in races that have more than 1 Democratic Candidate in the race, nor will we be endorsing in the Presidential race. Please join us for what promises to be an eventful and exciting evening. Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/541770919985079/

new Nov 5 Tuesday 7-10pm, Santa Ana: Manny Escamilla For Santa Ana Campaign Celebration! @ The Good Beer Company; 309 W 4th St
This gathering is to celebrate the incredible community that has come together in support of homegrown, progressive leadership here in Santa Ana - Team Manny! We recognize the tremendous amount of work that our team and our many supporters have invested into this campaign. As the Santa Ana special election comes to an end, we remain humble and appreciative of our community and would like to celebrate a night together and give thanks. We won't know the results of the election until a couple of days after, but we know that we've made a real difference in this race. We will have a live cumbia band and a DJ set.
We are accepting in-kind donations of snacks, food and other refreshments, so if you know of anyone that may be interested in helping us celebrate, please send us a message! Additional details: facebook.com/events/968183433538912

new Nov 6 Wednesday 9am-5pm, Huntington Beach: Fuera Poseidon! Lucha por un suministro de agua accesible! @ 2000 Main St
Acude a la Junta Regional de Control de Calidad del Agua de Santa Ana y diles a los miembros del comité que lo que se merece nuestra comunidad es un suministro de agua confiable y accesible, no un proyecto que le afecte a nuestras familias y al medio ambiente solo para beneficiar a inversionistas de Wall Street. Poseidon solo nos traerá cuentas más caras y ningún beneficio! Hosted by Azul and Oak View ComUNIDAD

new Nov 7 Thursday 6:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC @ Congregation B'nai Tzedek, 9669 Talbert Ave
Democratic Clubs are the grassroots level of the Democratic Party—engaged in local communities, causes, and campaigns. They are an effective way to get involved. Attend a local meeting and discover for yourself what DCWOC is about and how you can participate! DCWOC serves Fountain Valley, Huntington & Sunset Beach, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Midway City, Cypress, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and Rossmoor.  Refreshments included. Membership encouraged, but not required. This meeting will put a spotlight on California's 72nd Assembly District, which occupies the heart of West Orange County, from Los Alamitos to Fountain Valley.  Who will represent the District in Sacramento in 2020 and beyond? Join DCWOC to learn more about the 72nd, its history, and challenges—plus meet Diedre Thu-Ha Nguyen, Democratic candidate for SD72.

new Nov 8 Friday 3:30-4:30pm, Huntington Beach: Climate Rally at the Pier @ Huntington Beach Pier, Main St and PCH
Join HB Huddle and rally for clear air, clean water and a clean environment. Bring a friend. Bring a sign.

new Nov 9 Saturday 9am, Long Beach: March in Veterans Day Parade with OC Peace Groups @ See Below for Meeting Spot
Join OC Veterans for Peace (VFP), Military Families Speak Out (MFSO) and their supporters to participate in this year's Veterans Day Parade in Long Beach. Meet up with the OC group on the parade route between 9am and 9:45am on Atlantic Ave between 55th St and South St (look for the VFP and MFSO banners and flag). Also, please wear your MFSO or VFP t-shirt.  If you do not have one, some will be available. Join VFP and MFSO in honoring family members in the military and remind the public that these organizations want troops home now.  Sorry due to parade rules, no other signs are allowed. For more info call 562-522-4241 or e-mail mfsooc@earthlink.net

new Nov 9 Saturday 9-11am, Orange: Refuse Fascism Now: #OUTNOW Rally @ Start at Orange City Hall, 300 Chapman Ave
OC will join nationwide, non-violent protests happening every Sat to demand #OUTNOW #FUERAYA! to deman that Trump and Pence go! Meet at Orange City Hall and march to the Orange Traffic Circle. To defeat a fascist regime and its brownshirt movement, the country needs a mass movement from below, in the streets in a sustained way, united around a single demand: Trump and Pence must go. Please co-host and share.

new Nov 9 Saturday 9am-2pm, Orange: Impeach Trump Now! March and Rally @ 300 E Chapman Ave
Support for impeachment is rising and Trump's approval rating is slowly inching downward. President Trump has engaged in a pattern of impeachable conduct beginning before he was elected. As Nancy Pelosi said: "all roads lead to Putin" with Trump. President Trump is unfit and must be impeached, convicted and removed from office. Every day Trump remains in office is a danger to this nation. His self-dealing, incompetence, and abuses of power threaten everyone. It's time to stand together in solidarity with Americans everywhere to say that this corrupt, white-nationalist, fascist Trump regime must go! Join organizers at Orange City Hall and march to the Traffic Circle. Bring signs and there will be signs available. Bring water, comfortable walking shoes if you plan to march. There's no need for a ticket.

new Nov 9 Saturday 1-2:30pm, Irvine: OC-National Organization For Women: Mixer, Potluck, Fundraiser @ Museum of Woman, 17905 Sky Park Circle, Suite A
Attendees are invited to promote their events, bring fliers and share plans for 2020. Potluck - bring an appetizer to share. Fundraiser - Cash-Check-Credit Accepted help OC-NOW  celebrate 2019 and raise money for the many causes and actions the organization supports throughout the year. This will be an engaging and informative afternoon. Information: Free parking, No cost to attend, Open to the public. Website ocnow.org Membership and/or Donation: http://ocnow.org/join-us-2/E Mail: oc-now@outlook.com

new Nov 10 Sunday 4-5:30pm, Irvine: The Pathway To Achieve 100% Clean Renewable Energy In OC @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Join Together We Will OC and its special guest, Climate Action Campaign organizer Jose Trinidad Castaneda. Jose will be speaking on Community Choice Energy or CCE and the pathway to achieve 100% Clean Renewable Energy in OC. His talk will include details on what is CCE, the latest updates in OC, and opportunities to get involved.

new Nov 10 Sunday 6:30-8pm, Aliso Viejo: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club; Countdown to 2020 Cocktail Part @ Aliso Viejo Country Club, 33 Santa Barbara Drive
Join us exactly one year out from the 2020 General Election for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres with special guest Congressman Harley Rouda. We have big plans for the 2020 elections, and the funds raised at this event will go to elect Democrats up and down the ballot.Admission includes hors d'oeuvres and a hosted bar.Special early bird pricing through October 5, get your tickets today!
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/andc_2020party

new Nov 11 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle presents: Norberto Santana Jr. -Voice Of OC Founding Publisher @ Carden Conservatory Private School, 5702 Clark Dr
Norberto Santana, Jr. is an award-winning investigative reporter with nearly two decades reporting experience, most recently engaging Orange County government institutions and decision makers as the founding publisher of the nonprofit digital newsroom, Voice of OC as publisher. Mr. Santana will speak on Civics 101 and the Art of Writing Op-Eds to successfully get them published. Doors open at 6pm. Program starts at 6:30pm.

new Nov 12 Tuesday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: Resilience OC Healing Space: Supporting Each Other During This DACA Decision @ Resilience OC, 1415 E. 17th St. Suite 100B,
The Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments on November 12th over DACA. We are going to be holding space for folks who might be impacted by the decision and are wanting to be in community to discuss, decompress, and learn about what is happening.

new Nov 13 Wednesday noon-1pm, Orange: AFSCME 3299; UCI MedCenter Day of Action @ 101 The City Dr.
Over the past 3 years, AFSCME 3299 members have advocated against UC's growing inequality and the illegal outsourcing of jobs that drives it. Students and the community will stand with them to send the UC Regents a message: Enough is enough! We want equality now! #EndUCsUnlawfulOutsourcingNOW!

new Nov 13 Wednesday 5-6pm, Santa Ana: LGBTQ Center Orange County; Study with Pride: A New Queer/Transgender Youth Tutoring Group @ 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.

new Nov 13 Wednesday 7-9pm, Orange: OC Young Democrats Endorsement Meeting @ Democratic Party of OC, 1916 W Chapman Ave
It's the best meeting of the year! Meet the candidates, enjoy refreshments, and cast your vote! To be eligible to vote individuals must become OCYD members by Nov 6. Become an OCYD member:  https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ocyd2019 Tentative Speaking Schedule: AD 55: 7:18 pm, AD 68: 7:28 pm, AD 72: 7:38 pm, AD 73: 7:48 pm, Voting for Assembly Races: 7:58pm; SD 37: 8:08 pm, SD 29: 8:18 pm Voting for Senate Races: 8:21 pm; County Board of Education: 8:31 pm, County Board of Supervisors: 8:41 pm. Voting for County Seats: 8:50 pm. Candidates must receive 60% of the vote to receive OCYD's endorsement. In races where there is an incumbent running unopposed, candidates will be placed on the consent calendar. If you are a candidate and did not receive the club's endorsement questionnaire or have any questions please email ocyoungdemocrats@gmail.com.

new Nov 15-17 Friday-Sunday, Long Beach: CA Democratic Party 2019 Fall Endorsing Convention @ Long Beach Convention Center
This year the 2019 Fall Endorsing Convention will be held at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, which is centrally located from all Official Convention Hotels. At this convention, Democrats will be finalizing their 2019/20 Platform, ratifying endorsements for congressional and legislative races, and hosting a 2019 Presidential Forum with Univision. Please check back here often to find the most up-to-date information on registration, housing, volunteer opportunities, sponsorships, event schedule, transportation and much more. Pre-registration is closed but for more details on the convention and the schedule visit: https://www.cdpconvention.org/

new Nov 16 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: The New Roberts Supreme Court: A Secular Perspective @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Join AU-OC to hear from Monica Miller, American Humanist Association present a secular perspective on The current Supreme Court. Ms. Miller is the Legal Director and Senior Counsel at the American Humanist Association (AHA). Since joining the AHA in 2012, Ms. Miller has vigorously defended the constitutional mandate of separation of church and state by litigating Establishment Clause cases across the country. She has filed a number of briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court and served as counsel of record in the Supreme Court case challenging the Bladensburg Cross. Ms. Miller has appeared live on Fox News and MSNBC, as well as local television stations and radio shows. Doors open at 1:15 for socializing and the meeting starts at 1:45. There is plenty of free parking and there is no charge for the meeting. For more information, visit the web site at www.au-oc.org, call 714-299-4551 or email mail@au-oc.org.

new Nov 16 Saturday 4-7pm, Santa Ana: Transgender Day of Remembrance @ 305 E. 4th Street
Join Human Rights Council of OC, LGBTQ Center OC and Transitions Health and Wellness to honor the beautiful lives lost to senseless violence #tdor #transgender

new Nov 16 Saturday 4-8pm, Santa Ana: Chicanx Art Exhibit @ Centro Cultural de México 837 N Ross
This event will showcase works by Judy Baca, Gronk, Gilbert Lujan and many nothers. Artists, como Jose Ramirez y Daniel Gonzales, will also be presenting and selling their works, and Manual Gomez will read his poetry. Food provided by Hispanic Bar.

new Nov 17 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine @ Democrats of Greater Irvine, 15 Riparian View,
Join us to discuss one of the most important topics in Irvine! meeting with focus on the location of the OC Veterans Cemetery. The Irvine City Council voted to move from the ARDA site to a "golf course" site [1], while a citizens' initiative has started to directly put on the ballot the selection of the ARDA site to be the location of the OC Veterans Cemetery [2]. Now state elected officials have said that it's up to Irvine residents and voters as to the location of the cemetery. [3]

new Nov 17 Sunday 3-6pm, Santa Ana: LGBTQ Center Orange County; Friendsgiving! @ 305 E 4th St.
Join us for some food and friends! For additional information, please email Miliana.Singh@lgbtcenteroc.org

new Nov 17 Sunday 4-6pm, Mission Viejo: Our Rev So Cal / PDA South OC November Chapter Meeting @ 24445 Alicia Pkwy
A discussion of local activism and a recap of the CADEM Delegate Convention.Guest speakers: Shankar Singam, Board Member and former Executive Director at Independent California Institute, Vice President at California Freedom Coalition Statewide. Sudi Farokhnia, District 73 Assembly Delegate.Our chapter organizes for Bernie as well as supports local candidates and causes. There will be a recommended $10 food and drink purchase to help us secure the meeting space. Let's break bread and learn more about how we can improve our neighborhood.

new Nov 19 Tuesday 11am-1pm, Costa Mesa: Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris; Oversight Hearing Addressing Veteran Homelessness in OC @ Coast Community College District, 1370 Adams Ave.
The hearing, a joint effort of the Assembly's Accountability and Administrative Review Committee (A&AR) and the Assembly's Veterans Affairs Committee (VA), will include an overview of the scope and scale of homelessness in Orange County, best practices and lessons learned in addressing veteran homelessness, and plans to end veteran homelessness in the County. We will hear from local, state, and nonprofit leaders who are working on this important issue.

new Nov 19 Tuesday 7-9pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats: Charitable Giving @ Canyon Democrats, 24932 Veterans Way
Orange County has a robust network of organizations dedicated to helping people from diverse backgrounds meet their basic needs and create positive change in their lives. Our November program highlights the work of two such fine organizations: OC Food Bank and Working Wardrobes. Additional details: facebook.com/events/420271705538584

new Nov 19 Tuesday 7:30-10:30pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club: Surviving Peace; Israeli Palestinian PEACE Simulation @ Irvine Ranch Water District, 15600 Sand Canyon Ave
Hands on peace simulation . YOU will be asked to vote on various issues relating to the conflict. Assume your favorite role :Palestinian ,Israeli, American, etc.

new Nov 20 Wednesday noon-2pm, Irvine: Lunch with League: An update on the Current State of Homelessness in Orange County @ Back Bay Conference Center, above Irvine Lanes, 3415 Michelson Dr
Susan Price was hired by the County of Orange, Chief Executive Office, in May 2016 as the first Director of Care Coordination. This position, dubbed the Homeless Czar by the media, was envisioned by Supervisor Andrew Do, in an endeavor to provide leadership on the issue of homelessness and to better coordinate County Departmental resources to improve the County response to homelessness.The Office of Care Coordination engages across Orange County, working with cities and community-based organizations to strengthen regional capacity and multi-city, multi-sector investments to prevent and address homelessness, coordinate public and private resources to meet the needs of the homeless population in OC and promote integration of services throughout the community that improve the countywide response to homelessness. Buffet lunch offered; please RSVP by 5pm on Nov 17 and choose from menu at https://forms.gle/f3cuBFkJ2GFqn8Ge7 or select Speaker Only (drinks only, no food). Meal is $20 ($5 for full-time students); speaker only (no food) for $5. Pay with cash or check made out to LWV OC at the door.

new Nov 20 Wednesday 5-8pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club; Presidential Debate Watch Party @ STRUT Bar & Club, 719 W 19th St.
Join us to watch the next 2020 Democratic debate live! CM Dems is an all-volunteer club officially chartered with the Democratic Party of Orange County. Your contributions of time and money support our work advancing Democrats and the Democratic agenda in Costa Mesa. Join us today at: https://secure.anedot.com/45f67224-2b2f-465b-8532-577a9242c8f4/join

new Nov 20 Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm, Laguna Beach: Climate Reality Project - OC Chapter Page; Music And Climate Conversation @ Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center, 235 Forest Avenue
Join local songwriters, musicians as they share songs for the planet as part of the global event, 24-Hours of Reality. We'll be mixing in some brief excerpts on climate change and local action you can take. Some awesome local talent will share a few songs each. Refreshments by donation will help Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center recover costs for the venue. For every person that comes and signs in, Climate Reality Project and One Tree Planted will plant a tree.

new Nov 21 Thursday noon-2pm, Irvine: UCI School of Humanities, School of Law: In a Day's Work - The Fight to End Sexual Violence against America's Most Vulnerable Workers @ UCI, EDU 111
The Initiative to End Family Violence and the Literary Journalism program present this book talk with 2019 Pulitzer Prize finalist and ProPublica reporter, Bernice Yeung, followed by a conversation with Ada Briceno, co-president of UNITE-HERE Local 11.  The book tells stories of victims of workplace violence across the country - and the story of resistance, introducing a group of courageous allies who challenge these workplace conditions.

new Nov 21 Thursday 5-7pm, Irvine: Homelessness 101 @ Cross-Cultural Center (CCC), Univ Of California
Homelessness has reached crisis levels both locally and throughout the country. Many factors, including misinformation, myths and 'good intentions' contribute to this growing problem. This class will provide a wealth of information and answer some of the most frequently asked questions about this issue, including: What is homelessness? What are the key factors that lead to homelessness and what is the current state of homelessness in OC? How can homelessness be solved? And who is homeless in OC? By the end of this session, you will become familiar with many of the philosophies and terminologies associated with homelessness. More importantly, you will gain a much better understanding of the homeless system here in OC, including the most up-to-date statistics and best practices for solving homelessness in the community for good. Come break down the myths and discover how you can play a key role in changing the county's history as well as the lives of neighbors experiencing homelessness. Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. You must sign-up to attend via the "Register" link here.

new Nov 21 Thursday 6-8pm, Villa Park: Night of Equality
Equality California and Fullerton City Councilmember Ahmad Zahra invite you to a Night of Equality in OC! to celebrate 20 years of Equality California leading the Golden State's fight for LGBTQ civil rights and social justice. Hear updates from Equality California Executive Director Rick Zbur, along with special guests, elected officials, and community leaders to be announced! Tickets include hosted cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Hosted at a private residence in Villa Park (address provided upon purchase). https://one.bidpal.net/orangecounty/welcome

new Nov 21 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Brea: Indivisible CA39 Meeting: Discussion March 2020 Ballot Initiatives in LA, OC and San Bernardino Counties @ 391 S State College Blvd
To promote discussion and issue awareness, please email a one-page summary of the items on your local down ballot to Action@IndivisibleCA39.org so it can be printed for attendees. Items to include in summary: info on judges, propositions, candidates, measures, etc? Also, bring announcements & updates on hot topics if you work on a campaign or other org/club and give a short summary.)

new Nov 22 Friday 6-8:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative Harvest of Loneliness Screening and Filmmaker Q&A @ Chapman University Centro Comunitario de Educación, 216 N Broadway
Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program, presented by the film's co-director, Dr. Gilbert G. Gonzalez.  Following the screening, there will be a Q&A session with Dr. Gonzalez. Dr. Gonzalez is also the author of numerous books on Mexican labor in US. Harvest of Loneliness offers historical accounts of the U.S. Bracero Program, a guest worker program that brought in men from Mexico to work in the fields from 1942-64. At the time the program was instituted, the U.S. asserted its purpose was to ease wartime labor shortages. However, the program continued for quite a while after the end of the war. This fact spurred the filmmakers' investigation of the program's actual goal, which they concluded was to undermine unionization and secure a ready supply of workers willing to work for very little money and under difficult circumstances. Given the current immigration policy of the Trump administration, it is important to study such programs as this one. The majority of this film is in Spanish with English subtitles. Smaller portions are in English with no subtitles. Translation services will be available for Spanish speakers.​ You may bring your own snacks and drinks, or anything you'd like to share, but please, no drugs or alcohol. Seating is limited. Seating preference will be given to those who have RSVP'd (at no extra charge) here Map and Parking here It is best to use one of the structures rather than the metered parking, as tickets are expensive and parking is only $1 per hour. For questions about the event, please contact Mike Tucker at 949-929-0609.

new Nov 23 Saturday 3-5pm, Fullerton: Meet a Member of "The Squad"-Rashida Tlaib @ D'Vine, 132 W Commonwealth Ave
Come meet Congressmember Rashida Tlaib, a member of the freshman team of congressional representatives also known as “The Squad”.  These fearless women are leading the charge for progressive change in Washington D.C. and America.  RSVP to rashida@rashidaforcongress.com

new Nov 23 Saturday 7-10pm, Lake Forest: Film Screening of "God Loves Uganda" and Q&A @ Tapestry Universalist Unitarian Congregation, 23676 Birtcher Drive
The film, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, explores connections between evangelicalism in North America and in Uganda, suggesting that the North American influence is the reason behind the controversial Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act, which is once again being proposed in Uganda and raises the possibility of the death penalty for LGBT Ugandans.Rev. Mark Kiyimba, minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Uganda and activist for LGBT rights in Uganda will be available for a community discussion after the film. FB page: https://www.facebook.com/events/549688818934506/

new Nov 24 Sunday 3-6pm, Santa Ana: Land Defense is Self Defense @ El Centro Cultural de México
Indigenous History of "Orange County"   Self Defense workshop for children and adults   Thanksgiving is a lie   Acorn harvest   Potluck

new Nov 26 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Feel the Bern OC Monthly Membership Meeting @ Chapter One: the modern local,227 N Broadway
This is our monthly membership meeting. Each of our board members will have a short report. We will then have a short 20 minute presentation. Depending on the meeting, we may have agenda items to vote on.Agenda - https://docs.google.com/document/d/189o59Wqk-FoqAu5IddNpb9XhZF_9JaeYxcknmGJnmJs/edit?usp=sharing

[Canceled] Nov 30 Saturdday 11am-2pm, Long Beach: Puvungna Teach~In Canceled @ Cal State Univ Long Beach
Due to the beautiful rain, we will be cancelling 11/30 Puvungna teach~in. Please help us get the word out.
This event will focus on education with Susana Salas, one of the 1993 Puvungna plaintiffs. Learn about the history of Puvungna, previous struggles, past lawsuits, the reburials on Puvungna and the importance of preserving the Puvungna site for future generations. Potluck style: please bring a dish to share with the community, your own water, reusable plate, utensils and a pow wow chair. This is a family friendly event. Everyone is welcomed. Please help spread the word about the current struggles at Puvungna. Despite the long journey ahead, everyday brings protection closer to Puvungna #protectpuvungna Find facebook listing here and background on the Puvungna site here (See also Dec 29)


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new Dec 1 Sunday 1-3pm, Orange: Streets of Orange County - Santa Ana workshop @ 1888 Center, 115 North Orange Street
Journey with Joel Robinson and special guests on a series of engaging discussions about the streets of OC. Logan Barrio A History told by Sam Romero. Neighborhoods were segregated, and the Logan Barrio was the worst Barrio. With two Barrios under threat at the same time, the Logan Barrio would survive about 35 years ago. There was a Civic Center Barrio between 4th and 1st, where everyone was kicked out so they could build condos. Logan was the only neighborhood that allowed Latinos to own anything. This is how Sam Romero got his start organizing with the group that would later become OCCCO.. . .Streets Of OC is an educational program sharing stories about local streets and places, identifying the plants and wildlife of community neighborhoods, and the trails through local parks and mountains. Journey with Joel Robinson and special guests on a series of engaging conversations about the natural and cultural history of OC. Robinson is a professional naturalist and director of the 12-year-old environmental education charity Naturalist For You based in Orange. A barefoot, bearded educator seeking to empower his community by offering free natural and cultural history activities throughout SoCal, including foraging, birding, tracking, survival skills, storytelling, living history reenactment, habitat restoration consulting, backyard biological surveys. Please email (heritagefuture.org/contact) as soon as possible with any questions or specific accommodation requests. For more info please visit heritagefuture.org/accessibility. This event is free - register here

new Dec 1 Sunday 4:15-6:30pm, Irvine: Together We Will Orange County; Voter Registration "Secret Sauce" with Field Team 6 @ 15 Riparian Way
This is the Together We Will OC year-end meeting with presenter Sarah Jackle of Field Team 6 sharing their extraordinary voter registration "Secret Sauce". Come enjoy holiday tamales & refreshments - don't miss this chance to share your wins in 2020, and politics-themed holiday sing along! Come celebrate with your tribe

new Dec 2 Monday 6-8:30pm, Garden Grove: VietRISE Screening/Discussion of Fighting for Family @ VietRISE Office, RSVP for address and RSVP per person.
Join VietRISE for a film screening, Q&A with Rex, the protagonist, and Lan Nguyen, the film director, and community discussion activities of Fighting for Family film. Fighting For Family tells the story of a family separated by deportation and incarceration, and their fight for reunification. U.S. incarceration, deportation, and family separation impacts millions of immigrant and refugee families and individuals across the country, including Vietnamese and Southeast Asian communities. In Fighting for Family, the audience learns about how it has impacted Rex and Chuh, refugees from two indigenous tribes of Vietnam who have settled and lived in North Carolina for over two decades. In Little Saigon, OC, the community comes together in solidarity with Chuh & Rex, and invite you to discuss and learn more about how to take collective action to be in solidarity with immigrants and refugees fighting against deportation - whether country-wide, locally, or in your own homes. RSVP here Doors open at 6pm; please arrive early. Film screening will have Vietnamese subtitles. Due to lack of additional translation resources at this time, the discussion session will be facilitated in English.

new Dec 3 Tuesday 7:15-9:15pm, Irvine: Amnesty International @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy.
Group meeting - letter writing and discussion of current Human Rights news. Our meetings are open to the public and anyone is welcome. There is no charge for group membership or meeting attendance. We meet in the Peace Room. More information at http://aiusaoc.org/irvine/meetings.html

new Dec 6 Friday 8am-5pm, Huntington Beach: Regional Water Quality Control Board Workshop @ Huntington Beach City Hall, 2000 Main St.
The Santa Ana Regional Water Board recently released its draft permit for the Poseidon Huntington Beach Desalination project. This permit ignores state requirements to protect marine life and ocean water quality, and if built Poseidon's water factory will significantly raise water rates. Now Poseidon is making their next move, this time using political pressure to rush this permit through the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board. Poseidon opponents have to stop this boondoggle project right here, right now, and it can be stopped with your help. Orange County Coastkeeper is hosting a Facebook live Town Hall on Wed Dec 4 at 7pm. The Town Hall will update you on the Poseidon Huntington Beach Desalination Project and how you can make your voice heard at the upcoming Dec 6th Santa Ana Regional Water Board workshop on the Poseidon project. You will be provided with all the information you need to make your opinion known at the workshop. Join OC Coastkeeper for the town hall and plan to attend the Poseidon workshop which is scheduled for Dec 6 at 8am. Call or email Ray Hiemstra ray@coastkeeper.org (714) 850-1965 to RSVP. Ocean desalination: No need for it, it kills marine life, pollutes the ocean and degrades groundwater, costs a fortune. OC has many water supply options that are less expensive and better for the environment, including conservation, recycling, and stormwater capture.
THIS IS OUR BEST CHANCE to tell the Regional Board what we think of Poseidon's proposal. There is no one who can speak up for your community better than you can.   For more information or to RSVP: email milksa@coastkeeper.org.   Additional details: facebook.com/events/562824234544612

new Dec 6 Friday 10am-1pm, Irvine: Movement UCI and Campus Climate Strike - UC Irvine; Global Climate Strikes @ UCI flagpoles, 5201 California Ave.
Our lives & everything we love are on the line. Join us & raise your voice for a just & livable future for everyone.We will gather at the flagpoles. PLEASE REGISTER for the strike at this link: https://bit.ly/2O39gDR   Type in the zip code, select the Irvine strike, and enter your information. This will help us stay cohesive and keep you privy to any updates. Additional details: facebook.com/events/773459659746742

new Dec 7 Saturday 11am-1pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats: 2019 O'Neill Holiday Brunch @ Canyon Democrats, 24932 Veterans Way,
Join the Canyon Democrats and the South Orange County Democratic Club for their biggest fundraiser of the year! Come celebrate a year of hard-work turning south Orange County blue at this festive event. Enjoy a delicious brunch at the picturesque Arroyo Trabuco Country Club and hear from interesting speakers.This event sells out quickly every year, so be sure to get your tickets early here.

new Dec 7 Saturday 1-3:30pm, Orange: Holiday Potluck and Local Endorsements @ Democratic Party of Orange County, 1916 W Chapman Ave Ste B
Join OC Veterans Democratic Club, Democratic Party of OC, Lavender Democrats, Laguna Beach Democrats for a Holiday potluck. Please bring a dish for sharing, your appetite, and a Veteran or Vet ally. OC Veterans Democratic Clus is recruiting for new board members and regular members. This will be the club's final meeting of 2019 and will include deciding endorsements for local candidates for City Council, School Boards, and the Board of Supervisors. If you're a candidate with questions, please send an email to OCVetDems@gmail.com The Club will not endorse in races with more than 1 Democratic candidate, nor will it be endorsing in the presidential race.

new Dec 8 Sunday 10:30am-1pm, Irvine: Amnesty International Write For Rights 2019 @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy
Write a Letter and Save a Life! Write For Rights is Amnesty International's largest annual human rights campaign. People like you around the world write letters on behalf of people who need urgent help. This year's 10 cases are young people under threat; you can help them by joining us this week-end to write letters asking for their release.https://www.aiusaoc.org/w4rEvent Information

new Dec 8 Sunday 3-5pm, Irvine: Meet & Greet Reception with Tammy Kim for Irvine City Council
Light international refreshments will be served. DO NOT RSVP ON FACEBOOK. USE TICKET LINK SO YOU CAN GET THE ADDRESS.   PLEASE RSVP AT: http://bit.do/tammykim12 Host Committee: Asian Americans in Action, Peter & Jihee Huh,   Alexander Kim, Brian Kim, Caroline Hahn, Min Chai, Naz Hamid, Dave Min, John Yi, Jong Limb, Susan Lew, Sukhee Kang, Mary Anne FooSuggested Contribution:   Host Committee: $530   Supporter: $300   Friend: $125   Student Activists/OCYD: $25   Can't make it? You can still support our campaign by donating here: http://bit.do/tammykim

new Dec 8 Sunday 6pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC Winter Gala 2019 @ Claim Jumper Restaurant, 18050 Brookhurst   Join fellow OC Democrats to welcome the winter season. It'll be an evening of good company, great conversation, and a delicious dinner buffet — featuring chicken, roast beef, ribs, veggie pasta, salads, sides, and desserts. Friendly faces! Silent auction! Special guests! Join DCWOC to share, plan, and celebrate OC's Blue future. DCWOC is pleased to welcome Keynote Speaker Speaker Harley Rouda, Congressional Representative for OC's 48th District. Hear about his experiences in Washington, DC and his hopes and plans. $60 in advance by Nov 30. $70 afterwards or at the door, space available. Includes dinner buffet, desserts and no-host bar. Doors open at 6pm, program begins at 6:45pm.

new Dec 9 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Orange: Democratic Party of OC Holiday Potluck and Donation Drive @ DPOC, 1916 W Chapman Ave Ste B
Democrats welcome! Join the DPOC, elected officials, candidates, volunteers and activists for a potluck and donation drive. RSVP with the potluck item you're bringing, and shout it out in the comments! To RSVP, use the tickets link here or contact organizers at info@ocdemocrats.org or (714) 634-3367. Call for donations: Homeless advocates request donations of men's socks (white), to be provided to individuals experiencing homelessness.

[Update] Dec 10 Tuesday 4-81-3pm, Irvine: Community Choice Energy Study Session @ 1 Civic Center Plz
Please join us for the most important climate action you can take all year. Tell Irvine City Council to move forward on implementing a Community Choice Energy Program! #YEStoChoiceHere's How to Help:   *Update: Please note the meeting time has changed to a Special Study Session Council meeting at 1:00PM. Don't forget to arrive early!   Sign our petition. http://chng.it/NvpYM4LqCB   Tweet and Tag the Council!   Link to Agenda   http://irvine.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?view_id=68&event_id=1544Link to Agenda Packet and Staff Presentation   https://irvine.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=68&event_id=1544&meta_id=100890Additional details: facebook.com/events/818619185259775 The Irvine City Council will be holding a "study session" for Community Choice Energy at their city council meeting. Although there was some hope that the Council would vote earlier to implement CCE, they are hesitating and would like more information. It is critical that community members--especially Irvine residents--attend and speak in favor of CCE at the meeting. Your support will make a difference. Community choice energy is a solid pathway toward 100 renewable energy in Irvine. For more information, please visit:OCcleanpower.org

new Dec 10 Tuesday 6-8:30pm, Garden Grove: VietRISE; Human Rights Day in OC: Art Gallery & Open Mic
RSVP for Location: bit.ly/hrday2019Human rights violations are not a thing of the past. They are happening here today, in our local community, at the border, and all around us. There is a global pattern to the ways that our communities have had our human rights violated, from Southeast Asia to Latin America and around the world. We are committed to recognizing these shared histories and call for all to stand for local and global human rights.   Additional details: facebook.com/events/1740673666068883

new Dec 11 Wednesday 6:30-9pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club; Holiday Party and Wreath Auction @ Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St Anns Dr
Join the Laguna Beach Democratic Club for our annual Holiday Party!
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT featuring Past Action HeroesSpecial pricing $50 by December 2nd; $60 after December 2ndTrim your home for the holidays with a wreath from our auctionTicket price includes beer, wine, and party appetizers

new Dec 12 Thursday 6:30pm, Fullerton: Indivisible CA39 Holiday Party & Volunteer Recognition @ Rutabegorz, 211 N Pomona Ave
Join Indivisible CA39 to celebrate and recognize the hard work of volunteers that have taken various actions throughout the year. The event will help members and activists reconnect and start talks on how to collaborate for the 2020 Elections and local work. Online payments please: $28 per person or $54 per couple ($2 off) for dinner with a non-alcoholic drink.  Please make your payment online by 3pm on 12/12/19, using this ActBlue link: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/indivisibleca39

new Dec 12 Thursday 6-9pm, Tustin: Natinal Women's Political Caucus OC: Annual Holiday Party @ Home of Sherri Loveland, 0920 Silverado Ter
Join NWPC OC and Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis at the home of Sherri Loveland, to celebrate 2019 and NWPC endorsed candidates and electeds. This event is a political fundraiser to support NWPC endorsed candidates. Gearing up for the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, NWPC OC is working hard to get more women elected at all levels of political office in 2020! Tickets available here

new Dec 12 Thursday 6:30-8pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democrats' 2019 Holiday Party! @ Pitfire Pizza, 353 E 17th St
Join club members to celebrate a successful year flipping Costa Mesa to a Democratic City Council and voter registration advantage for the first year in the city's history. It's time to celebrate among friends all while raising money for the club through your food and drink purchases. 15% of all purchases at Pitfire Pizza go to the club, but you must make sure to say that you're with CM Dems when you order on December 12 for it to count. Purchase tickets here

new Dec 13 Friday 6:30-10pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd AD Dem Alliance Annual Holiday Dinner Celebration @ IAM District Lodge 725, 5402 Bolsa Ave
Tickets are $25 per person and one must RSVP no later than December 9. RSVP and purchase tickets by contacting Ray Codova, 562/301-3758 rav@socountylabor.org. Make checks payable to 72nd ADA committee.

new Dec 14 Saturday 2-4pm, Costa Mesa: Moms Demand Action - Nat'l Gun Violence Vigil @ Davis Elementary School, 1050 Arlington Dr
Join OC Moms Demand Action for a vigil to honor and remember victims of gun violence on Saturday, Dec. 14, the seventh anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The vigil is one of hundreds that will take place across the country in December in solidarity with the Newtown Foundation. RSVP: here

new Dec 15 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine Holiday Party @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View,
Let's have some fun this holiday season and connect with like-minded DGI members at our December Holiday Party! Join us for a scrumptious catered (Mexican) Holiday Dinner with (non-alcoholic) libations at the Duck Club. We are asking everybody do bring travel sized hygiene items (shampoos, conditioners, facial wipes, tooth brushes and paste, body lotion, soap, feminine hygiene items, deodorant, etc.) and we'll assemble our kits right there. The kits will then be donated to Women Help Women or another worthy organization assisting people in need. This is a family friendly event, please bring your children and invite your Democratic neighbors and friends!   RSVP by 12/10 so we know how much to order!   Your contribution will go towards the cost of the event.   Hope to see you there! Tickets are $25 per person, $10 for veterans, seniors and students. Ticket cost covers expenses.

new Dec 15 Sunday 4-7pm, Irvine: Our Revolution So Cal / PDA South OC Holiday Mixer @ RSVP for Location
Join us for a potluck holiday party with a white elephant gift exchange. Please bring a wrapped gift valued at $10 or less and a side dish of your choosing. This event will be in a gated community so please RSVP early so we can leave your name at the gate for admittance. Additional details: facebook.com/events/2395517907365058

new Dec 16 Monday 6-8:30pm, Anaheim: OC Poor People's Campaign 2 Yr Anniversary Celebration & Meeting @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim-UUCA, 511 S Harbor Blvd
Two years ago on 12/4/17, the OC PPC chapter was launched, while at the same time hundreds of others all across the nation were too. Join the group as it reflects on that time, looks at current situations, and the future together. This will more of a social gathering, and you are welcome to bring a dish or beverage to share with others. Plates, napkins, water, and utensils will be provided. Guest Speaker: Joyce Sanchez from OC Human Relations will talk about hate crimes and incidents, followed by questions and answers. Discussion will include plans for Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service, update on plans in 2020 through partnering with allies and how to execute training, workshops, and events. PPC Co-Chair Guest, Kenia Alcocer, will give an update on the M.O.R.E tour and CA initiative. And then, announcements, cake and celebrate. RSVP here

new Dec 17 Tuesday, 3:30pm Laguna Hills/5pm Laguna Beach/5:30pm Brea, Irvine, Orange/6pm Long Beach: March for Truth Rally for Impeachment
Dear Friends,  the full House of Representatives will vote on Articles of Impeachment against President Donald Trump after Tues, Dec 17. The Articles charge abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, asserting that the President used military aid to pressure Ukraine to interfere in US 2020 elections, before trying to cover it up. It's clear: the President tried to cheat to win the 2020 election- proving a pattern of abuse that started in 2016. The only appropriate recourse is impeachment and removal. Now, a vote on these Articles of Impeachment is imminent- and it is time to take to the streets to show support for the impeachment and removal of this dangerously corrupt President. There are now nearly 500 Not Above the Law events planned in all 50 states nationwide on the eve of the vote on Articles of Impeachment. The night before the House of Representatives takes a historic vote to impeach Trump, participants will head to congressional offices and public squares to declare that Nobody Is Above the Law as representatives finalize their positions and senators look on. Join this historic nationwide mobilization led by a coalition of groups on the eve of Trump's impeachment vote: RSVP for an event near you or sign up to host one at this link.

new Dec 17 Tuesday 6:30-8pm, Laguna Niguel: Rhinehart For Assembly; Social Justice Event
Let's celebrate our passion for Social Justice & the road to 2020!  Home of Katherine & Peiman Amoukhteh
(Address will be emailed upon RSVP) Special Guest Speaker (TBA)With the help of guest speakers, we'll reflect on what has been achieved, look ahead to the coming year and share how we'll rise to the challenges before us. .$500 Host ▪ $250 Co-host - $75 Advocate ▪ $20.20 Activist.  RSVP  https://www.scottfor73rd.com/socialjustice?fbclid=IwAR1v-K3B0ci2q2k-zItSFphjhxVf_KVSzjWI1a87Ux-IH8HkYbclsG13dSQ  Additional detaiws: facebook.com/events/3883707938322024

new Dec 17 Tuesday 7:30-10:30pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club: Imprisoning a Generation @ Irvine Ranch Water District, 15600 Sand Canyon Ave
We will show a recent documentary film entitled "Imprisoning a Generation". This documentary follows the stories of four young Palestinians who have been detained and imprisoned under the Israeli military system. Their perspectives, along with the voices of their families, form a lens into the entangled structures of oppression that expand far beyond the prison walls.   The screening will be followed by a discussion. Please join us for this interesting and informative meeting and share your thoughts.   We wish you and your loved ones a happy holiday, and for the Israeli and Palestinians, we wish that 2020 will bring them justice and peace.

new Dec 19 Thursday 5pm, Costa Mesa: Katrina Foley and Costa Mesa Democratic Club; Debate Watch Party @ STRUT Bar & Club, 719 W 19th St.
Join us for our Debate Watch Party hosted by Strut Nightclub! RSVP at Foleyforsenate.com

new Dec 19 Thursday 5:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: OC For Bernie; Official Bernie Debate Watch Party @ Next Round Bar & Grill, 200 N Broadway
Join the Official Bernie Sanders 2020 Campaign in Santa Ana to watch the 6th Democratic debate of the year with the Orange County team! Come learn all about the plans and volunteer opportunities we have in Orange County to make sure Bernie wins!Next Round Bar and Grill is Feelin' the Bern & is gracious enough to feature a special Bernie Menu for the night, along with entree & drink specials!
There will be a Bernie themed menu including Bernie Burgers & Beyond Bernie Burgers, with lots of other veggie friendly options!Click this link & RSVP there so the campaign knows you're coming!https://www.mobilize.us/sandersca/event/173928/

new Dec 19 Thursday 6-8pm, Anaheim: YIMBY Voice; Housing & Environmental Justice in 2020: Are You Ready? @ 1515 W. North St.
Racial and economic segregation, environmental degradation, and distance from public transportation are the realities of bad housing policies. The UN has directly linked slowing climate change to inclusionary housing and we're running out of time. Let's talk about solutions.Special guests to be announced.Snacks and refreshments. Bring a notepad for resources and recommended actions.

New Dec 21 Saturday 11am-3pm, Orange: Feel the Bern Democratic Club; Official Canvass for Bernie Orange @ Grijalva Park, 368 N Prospect St.
Join the local Bernie team in making direct contact with voters in Orange! With only 3 months until vote-by-mail ballots begin going out, we've got to have as many one-on-one conversations with voters about Bernie's grassroots movement! We will meet up to do a quick training before getting to the doors. Have a charged phone, sunscreen, comfortable shoes, plenty of water and most importantly, bring a friend!

New Dec 21 Saturday 4-6pm, Anaheim: Songs of the OC Homeless, at The Longest Night @ Anaheim Cemetery, 1400 E Sycamore St
This event is in memory of the 200+ homeless people who've died in OC this year. Speakers, refreshments, a choir ... and a bunch of Vern's new compositions "Songs of the OC Homeless" to be premiered with great singers including Brian Dehn, Anne Marie Randle-Trejo, and Elisha Martinez.

New Dec 21 Saturday 8-9pm, Garden Grove: Life, Justice & Peace / Vida, Justicia y Paz / Diocese of Orange; Homeless Persons' Interreligious Memorial Service @ Christ Cathedral, 13280 Chapman
Each year, thousands of individuals experiencing homelessness die on the streets of our nation due to illness, exposure or violence. Many from our very own community of Orange County. Please join as we honor and acknowledge their lives as part of the human family.

New Dec 28 Saturday 2pm, Irvine: PDA Orange County Chapter meeting @ Home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River

new Dec 29 Sunday 11am, Long Beach: Puvungna / Peace & Dignity Teach in & Regional Meeting @ Cal State University Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Interested in learning the beautiful history behind Peace and Dignity ? Interested in learning the beautiful history of the sacred land of Puvungna ? This gathering will also serve as our regional meeting. Alt Gonzalez will bring in the main staff. Routes, protocols, dates and other items will be addressed at this meeting. Potluck style. Please bring a dish to share with community. Also please remember to bring a reusable plate, utensils and your own cup. This helps us have less trash and it sets a hood example for our youth. This is will be outdoors so please bring a chair to sit on. Puvungna is located on the west end of the campus. Off Bellflower Blvd and Beach Dr. Park in Lot G2. What a beautiful way to begin the new year ❤️ More info soon

New Dec 29 Sunday 5-7pm, Santa Ana: Bernie 2020 OC Office Opening with Michael Lighty & Shaun King; OC For Bernie and Feel the Bern Democratic Club, OC @ 1616 E 4th St.
Official campaign office for #Bernie2020 in OC is opening Sunday night! Come on by!Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the event starts at 5:00 p.m.

New Dec 30 Monday 2-4pm, Irvine: Dave Min Postcarding Party! @ Panera Bread, 3988 Barranca Parkway
Maybe your Republican inlaws will have left town by Dec 30th and you finally have the house to yourself? :-) Come and relax with your fellow Min supporters at Panera Bread in Irvine and write some postcards in support of Dave's State Senate campaign!Sign up here --> https://volunteersignup.org/JQ87FEnjoy a couple of hours of good conversations before New Year's and support Dave to boot! Unlike your inlaws, you don't have to worry about talking politics at this table gathering!We hope to see you on Monday, December 30th at 2-4pm! We'll have some hot coffee, tea and bakery goodies waiting for you.


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JANUARY

New Jan 2 Thursday 6:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC: Impeachment Past & Present with Jonathan Adler @ Congregation B'nai Tzedek, 9669 Talbert Ave
Start the new year with a greater understanding of the origins, precedents, and legal implications of the impeachment process. Join DCWOC and legal scholar Jonathan Adler for a deep dive into the history and contemporary practice of this vital Constitutional safeguard. What could be more timely? Bring questions. Bring a friend! Jonathan Adler earned his J.D. at Yale. He has been an L.A. County Deputy D.A., has clerked for a California Supreme Court justice. Adler later argued before that Court and served on its death penalty panel. He has directed Public Counsel's test cases and a constitutional litigation clinic, chaired an ACLU chapter, and served on its case-selection panel. DCWOC includes Fountain Valley, Huntington & Sunset Beach, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Midway City, Cypress, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and Rossmoor. Membership encouraged, but not required. Refreshments served.   Ample parking behind the building. For info call Phil at 310-871-2083.

new Jan 4 Saturday 10am, Irvine: AD74 Special Election for Executive Board Representative @ Sweet Shade Park, 15 Sweet Shade
On Mon, Dec 2, 2019, the California Democratic Party (CDP) Assembly District 74 Executive Board Representative Lynn Einarsson-Woods resigned from her position. Pursuant to CDP Bylaws, Article VI, Sec.1, Sub Sec. j(3) In the event of a subsequent vacancy of the office of Assembly District Representative to the State Executive Board (either by operation of this subsection j(2) or otherwise), the Regional Director for the applicable Assembly District shall call a public meeting of the members of This Committee resident in the Assembly District, who shall fill the vacancy from among those persons enumerated in paragraph (1) of this subsection j. This meeting shall be called with at least 10 days' notice to the members of This Committee resident in the Assembly District. Registration at 10am; speeches begin at 10:15 approximate. Any DSCC Member who meets the eligibility requirements for Assembly District Representative to the Executive Board as noted above must submit their name by Dec 20, 2019. Accordingly, please email CDP Party Resources Manager Unique Wilson at unique@cadem.org by Fri Dec 20 at 5pm requesting to be listed as a candidate. Each candidate will be allowed 1 minute to address the AD74 Executive Board Election. If your request is received by Dec 20 at 5pm, you will receive a list of the delegates eligible to vote at the Sat, Jan 4, 2020 ADEM Executive Board Election. If you have any further questions, please call Unique Wilson in the Sacramento office, 916-442-5707, or at unique@cadem.org.

New Jan 4 Saturday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: No War In Iran OC Action @ Sasccer Park, 507 W Fourth St.
Let's lift up our voices and tell the Trump administration that we DO NOT WANT ANOTHER ENDLESS WAR! No acts of war without congressional approval! No war for oil! Peace with Iran!   This is a silent, peaceful, walking action through Downtown Santa Ana during Artwalk.   *****Make & bring signs!*****   Meet up at Sasscer Park ♥ Please come with an open heart. ♥

New Jan 5 Sunday 7:30am, Huntington Beach: Arlington West Memorial @ 6th St and PCH, North of the HB Pier
Join Military Families Speak Out and Chapter 110 Veterans for Peace to set up the Arlington West display on the sands of Huntington Beach. The memorial honors and bring awareness to the community of those who have died while serving the country in Iraq and Afghanistan and to bring awareness about continuing wars in the Middle East. The set-up includes the field of crosses and other items. Depending upon number of helpers, this can take 45 minutes or up to two hours. "Many hands make for light and fast work". Take down goes much quicker than set-up and starts about 3pm and hopefully have everything back in the trailer before 4pm. It is impotant to continue to remind the public of these ongoing conflicts and their costs to the nation and its families, and also to continue to talk to, support and help the many Marines, Soldiers, Sailors, Veterans, family members and concerned others that come by.  If you have questions contact Jeff at jeff.mfso@earthlink.net or call/text 562-522-4241

New Jan 5 Sunday 10am-2pm, Orange: OC For Bernie; Official Power Canvass @ Available upon RSVP
Come knock on doors for Bernie in the City of Orange with fellow volunteers! This event's address is private. Sign up at the link BELOW to receive the specific address, & to let the campaign know you're coming!https://www.mobilize.us/sandersca/event/175896/   There will be 2 shifts: 10a-12p, 12p-2p come for one or both! Bring comfy shoes, sunscreen, water, and you're awesome self. We'll provide training!

New Jan 5 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC: Water Update @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Local Water Watchdog, John Earl, will provide the current status of the Orange County Water District's environmentally destructive private water venture with Poseidon, water quality issues, and the politics that impact the cost of water for Orange County residents.s https://greenpartyoc.wordpress.com/coming-events/
Our County Council meetings are always held after the general meeting, and the public is invited.   If you can share a ride or need a ride to our meeting, please contact Bea Tiritilli: tiritilligreen@sbcglobal.net

New Jan 5 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Barnstorm Volunteer Training with Team Warren; Elizabeth Warren @ 3415 Michelson Dr.
Join us to learn more about how to spread Elizabeth's vision for big, structural change. This barnstorm meeting is a training on how to talk to voters as well as an opportunity for Warren supporters across California to connect and begin to organize together. Please RSVP and invite friends. RSVP here: https://www.mobilize.us/californiaforwarren/event/174421/?utm_source=facebookIf you have any accessibility needs, please let Ceci know by emailing chall@elizabethwarren.com so we can make sure the meeting will be accessible and comfortable for you.

New Jan 6 Monday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC Meeting & Dinner @ San Juan Hills Golf Club, 32120 San Juan Creek Rd
The club is kicking off the new year with two keynote speakers, U.S. Congressmen Harley Rouda and Gil Cisneros. The club will also hear from Senator Josh Newman about some of the biggest issues facing CA and hold its annual DWSOC Eboard election! You must be a 2020 member to buy tickets at the member's (discounted) price. Not sure if you're a 2020 DWSOC member?? Email info@dwsoc.org If you wish to join or renew (only $25/annually), visit: www.dwsoc.org. Purchase tickets here

NEW Jan 7 Tuesday 7pm, Irvine: Open Government Speakers on US Provocation with Iran @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor
Speakers from Open the Government, along with a parent whose son has been deployed to Iraq in response to US provocations with Iran, will be presenting. Everyone gets a free copy of the Citizens Guide. Light refreshments. Topic: America's Forever Wars and the Secrecy that Sustains Them.

New Jan 8 Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Melissa Fox for California Assembly; Wine & Treats with Special Guest Treasurer Fiona Ma @ 1622 Sierra Alta Dr.
"With Washington in continuous disarray, it's more important than ever that we ensure California is a beacon of hope, progress, and opportunity for the people of our state.​For too long, residents of the 68th Assembly District have not had a seat at the table where decisions are made in Sacramento. I'm going to change that -- and make sure our voices are heard, loud and clear.   -- Melissa Fox for California Assembly   http://votemelissafox.com   #Fox4AD68  Additional details: facebook.com/events/897200834010814

New Jan 8 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club A New Way to Vote is Coming to OC @ Laguna Beach Democratic Club, 380 3rd St.
Learn everything you need to know about the future of voting. Your voice. Your vote. Your choice. Join LBDC to explore all the benefits of Vote Center voting.

New Jan 8 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats: Elections & OC Sup. Candidate Ashleigh Aitken @ Chapter One: the modern local, 227 N Broadway
Join OCYD in our first meeting of the new year! We will be electing the 2020 OCYD Board Members and hear from 3rd District OC Board of Supervisors Candidate Ashleigh Aitken, who is eligible for OCYD endorsement. This historic year starts with you, so make sure you're there and you bring a friend!

New Jan 9 Thursday 5pm, Huntington Beach/Irvine/Laguna Beach: No War With Iran: Day of Action @ nowarwithiran.org
Corner of Beach and Edinge, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Corner of Culver Dr and Alton Pkwy Irvine, CA 92606
Main Beach, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

[Canceled] Jan 9 16 Thursday 7-9pm, Tustin 6-8, Santa Ana: OC Women's March Sign Making with National Women's Political Caucus-OC @ 10920 Silverado Ter
Join NWPC OC at the home of Sherri Loveland to make your sign for the OC Women's March. Poster making material will be available! Just bring your creativity! Facebook listing is here In order to have a larger group of sign making party animals, we're going to combine this with the sign making party with Planned Parenthood on January 16th.

New Jan 10 Friday 8an, 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. Onward!!

new Jan 10 Friday 3:30-4:30pm, Huntington Beach: Climate Rally @ Huntington Beach Pier, Main St and PCH
Join HB Huddle and rally for clear air, clean water and a clean environment. Bring a friend. Bring a sign.

New Jan 11 Saturday 9:30-noon, Corona del Mar: Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) OC Coast Chapter meeting @ Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Parish Church, 3233 Pacific View Dr.
New members more than welcome ! Part of the meeting is a one-hour international conference call. We hear from an expert in Climate Change. Then we plan actions to move our members of Congress toward a solution to the climate crisis. Join the fun as we build political will for a livable world!   Expert guest this month:   John Wood, Jr. - Better Angels Searching for ways to bridge the partisan divide in America, we hear this month from John Wood, Jr. at Better Angels, a national citizens' movement "to reduce political polarization in the United States by bringing liberals and conservatives together to understand each other beyond stereotypes." Wood is a national leader for Better Angels, a former nominee for Congress, former Vice-Chairman of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County, and author of the upcoming book, "Transcending Politics: Perspectives for a Divided Nation."

New Jan 11 Saturday 10am, Anaheim: OC Peace Coalition Meeting - Stop All Wars & Bring Our Troops Home @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim - UUCA 511 S Harbor Blvd
Anti War Peace Activists in and around Orange County come together to discuss issues and actions. ABOUT OC PEACE COALITION: “We advocate the peaceful resolution of international conflicts and that this ideal becomes a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy. 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). Members 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

New Jan 11 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Santa Ana: OC NAACP General Meeting @ Second Baptist Church, 4300 Westminster Ave
Join OC NAACP as the group discusses the lack of faculty of color in OC schools, Juneteenth 2020 and other topics of interest to the group.

[Moved] Jan 11 Saturday 4-6pm, Orange Brea: Get the Facts: Ballot Pickup (aka "ballot harvesting") Workshop with Democratic Party of OC @ Democratic Party of Orange County, 1916 W Chapman Ave Ste B 391 S State College Blvd
New Location: Free onsite parking.
Join DPOC, Laguna Beach Democratic Club and OC Veterans Democratic Club for this important works on Ballot Pickup (sometimes nicknamed "ballot harvesting"). This is a safe, legal way to improve voting access for transportation-limited voters such as the elderly, disabled, and stay-at-home parents. Ballot Pickup is under attack by right-wing interest groups seeking to suppress this voting right. Don't buy into spin -- get the facts, and protect voting rights in California. Get the facts and get your questions answered at this free workshop. Open to Democrats. RSVP by registering here

New Jan 12 Sunday 1-3pm, Orange: Dave Min; Canvassing in Orange @ Portola Middle, 270 N Palm Dr.
Sign up at https://volunteersignup.org/BQ8TH
Whether you're an experienced canvasser, or if this is your first time, Dave's campaign staff will provide the needed information, training and support to make your experience a successful one.Water and small snacks will be provided. But we recommend that you bring extra water to stay hydrated during canvassing (and sun screen).Questions? Contact Dave Min's campaign staff at volunteer@davemin.com

New Jan 12 Sunday noon-3pm, Aliso Viejo: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club Primary Election Canvass
RSVP for the full address: https://secure.ngpvan.com/WHA1TRNQNUSG2ATy7-TG_g2 Join us as we drop literature in support Harley Rouda, Scott Rhinehart, and Measure I. If you have never canvassed before, this is an easy one. We'll send you our with a partner, and since it's a literature drop, no door knocking is required!

New Jan 12 Sunday 4-6pm, Irvine: OC for Elizabeth Warren; Community Canvass @ Irvine Spectrum
We'll be identifying voters who support Elizabeth's vision for real, structural change in this country.   Please RSVP by selecting 'Going' *and* here - https://events.elizabethwarren.com/event/181152 .   Please install the Reach app on your cell phone beforehand. We'll train you on how to use the app!   Come learn about how you can get involved with Team Warren! Snacks & drinks will be provided so please RSVP so we know you can make it. All are welcome at this event.

New Jan 13 Monday noon, Irvine: Sunrise Movement UCI: NO WAR on IRAN! Green New Deal Rally @ UCI Flagpoles
We need a #GreenNewDeal, NOT endless, destructive, expensive wars!   We call for the U.S. to fund sustainability, union jobs, healthcare and housing for all, and DEFUND WAR, including the potential war on Iran!   Join us at the flagpoles at noon on Monday to build the movement. Bring a sign, a fighting spirit, and a fearless hope!   Please help us build this event by inviting all of your local contacts.

New Jan 13 Monday 5-8pm, Huntington Beach: Special Study Session - Homelessness Response Program @ City of Huntington Beach Public Information Office
Of note, at this Study Session, staff will be presenting the City Council with details related to our proposed efforts to respond to homeless related issues here in the community, including an update on our overall homelessness response strategy, coupled with details regarding how we might establish our shelter here in HB.

New Jan 13 Monday 5-6:30pm, Irvine: Strategic Energy Plan Stakeholder Workshop #2 @ City of Irvine City Hall, 1 Civic Center Plz.
The City of Irvine is developing a Strategic Energy Plan - a sustainable, economically feasible, and actionable road map identifying effective measures the Irvine community can implement to improve efficiency and resiliency. At this workshop, we will present strategies to reduce energy consumption in our energy supply, buildings, and transportation sectors, and guide participants through facilitated discussions on each area. Please join us to ensure your ideas and feedback are captured as we create the Strategic Energy Plan. To register for the workshop and to learn more, visit cityofirvine.org/news-media/news-article/strategic-energy-plan-stakeholder-workshop-2.

New Jan 14 Tuesday 4-7:30pm, Santa Ana: OC For Bernie Debate Watch Party @ OC HQ, 1616 E. 4th. St.
Come together with your friends, family members, and neighbors for this fun event and support Bernie during the 2020 Presidential Democratic Primary Debate! Get excited about our historic campaign to transform America, and sign up to do the important work of grassroots organizing. it is the last debate before voting starts!Event will be outdoors projected on a blow up screen! Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and treats to share.

New Jan 14 Tuesday 5pm, Anaheim: Indigenous Peoples Day @ 200 S. Anaheim Blvd.
For over a year a group of us have worked closely with Rida Hamida chair person of the Anaheim Cultural and Heritage Commission in hopes of bringing Indigenous Peoples Day to the City of Anaheim California. The cultural commission worked closely with various local tribes and community members and on November 21, 2019 the heritage commission voted 4-0 in favor of supporting and recommending that The City of Anaheim recognize the second Monday of October as indigenous peoples day. Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/781712975676194/

New Jan 14 Tuesday 5-8pm, Fountain Valley: OC for Elizabeth Warren Debate Watch Party @ Lamppost Pizza, 10130 Warner Ave. Ste. H.
RSVP: https://www.mobilize.us/californiaforwarren/event/188558/Join us to learn about the big, structural change that Elizabeth is fighting for in California, and how you can be a part of our grassroots movement. To create real change - to rebuild the middle class and save our democracy - we need to dream big and fight hard. That's why we're in this fight: to have real conversations about how to level the playing field for working families, and who is best to lead that fight. If you have any accessibility needs, please let Israel know by e-mailing ihernandez@elizabethwarren.com or by phone 949-201-3815 so that we can make sure the event will be accessible and comfortable for you.

New Jan 14 Tuesday 5:30-8:30pm, Fullerton: North OC4 Bernie Debate Watch Party @ Bourbon Street Bar & Grill, 110 E Commonwealth Ave,
Join us for the latest Debate Watch Party! Not only will we be watching the debates and cheering on Bernie, but this will also be an opportunity for us to organize to help Bernie win! So come out, check in and sign up to help us take Bernie all the way to the White House!

New Jan 14 Tuesday 7-9pm, Irvine: DemOCPolitical Action Committee Meeting: OC Board of Education Races @ University Synagogue Meeting Room, 3400 Michelson Dr
Do you know that your local school boards' decisions are being overruled by the OC Board of Education? That right-wing groups aim to take over the OC Board of Ed so they can bring more Charter Schools into OC? Crucial races for Board seats will be decided in the Mar 3 primary election. Join this meeting and learn more about these important issues. Admission: $5 DemOCPAC members, $10 non-members (admission defrays meeting site rental costs so that PAC money raised can go to candidates).

New Jan 15 Wednesday 5:30-8pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club: Impeachment Update and Board Elections @ Marie Callender's Restaurant & Bakery, 31791 Del Obispo St.
Jonathan Adler, a former litigator and current Legislative Action chair, Board memebr and Parliamentarian of the Laguna Woods Democratic Club, will address these questions and more.
CLUB BOARD ELECTIONS   We will elect new leadership for the South Orange County Democratic Club at our January meeting. The Executive Board will present a list of candidates and additional nominations from the floor will be welcome before voting. Renew your SOCDC Membership for 2020: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/2020_socdc_membership#Please RSVP with dinner reservations NO LATER THAN Sunday, January 12. Any dinner requests received after Sunday will be limited to Soup and Salad Bar ONLY! https://secure.actblue.com/donate/gm_jan_2020  Additional details; facebook.com/events/1292484367604956

New Jan 15 Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm, Lake Forest: Memorial for our Neighbors Without Homes @ Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23676 Birtcher Dr.
Every month in Orange County several of our neighbors without homes die. Some have family and friends to remember them, many do not. This gathering offers dignity and respect for those who have died, and a time for all of to reflect on the struggles and gifts of our neighbors. All are welcome to participate

New Jan 15 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Orange: Democratic Party of OC Harnessing the Power of Women @ Democratic Party of OC, 1916 W. Chapman Ave. Ste. B.
New date: January 15, 2020 Are you harnessing your power? Want to do more? Part mentorship circle and part lecture series, this innovative monthly discussion group creates more space for women -- especially young women and women of color -- for long-term political empowerment. Free. Open to Democrats. RSVP to reserve your seat!

New Jan 15 Wednesday 7-8:30pm, Brea: Indivisible CA39 - General Meeting @ 391 S State College Blvd
Meeting Agenda:   Indivisible Committee UpdatesCA YIMBY Speaker to give update on Housing & Legislation   Kimberly Adams, Regional Director Voter Education Efforts Discuss Protests & Rallies, Announcements - bring info about your action, event, campaign, etc. Candidate for State Assembly Andrew Rodriguez

New Jan 15 Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm, Fullerton: Brandman for OCBE D4 Kick-Off @ Democratic Party of OC, 1916 W. Chapman Ave. Ste. B.
**New date** Are you harnessing your power? Want to do more?. Part mentorship circle and part lecture series, this innovative monthly discussion group creates more space for women -- especially young women and women of color -- for long-term political empowerment. Open to Democrats. RSVP to reserve your seat! https://onlinecampaigntools.com/WebForms/ViewForm?key=VRV2HensSDH-XeX_yjwlag%3D%3D&fbclid=IwAR0mZL0eeQz2dzoxtNOu-vuhTwHDMKj8Mm65GiZQOXG69ZxFUeBTOyrehFY

New Jan 15 Wednesday 8-9pm, Garden Grove: VietRISE; Apply to Tiếng Lớn | Tiến Lên Social Justice Academy! @ VietRISE, Garden Grove
What is tiếng lớn | tiến lên Social Justice Academy”?
tiếng lớn | tiến lên is a 10-week social justice academy for Vietnamese and Vietnamese American young people (ages 14-17) committed to creating positive social change and advocating for immigrant human rights in their local community in Orange County. Participants will explore their Vietnamese identity through arts and culture, leadership development, and civic engagement.  For questions, please contact Allison at allison@vietrise.org Apply at: bit.ly/tltl2020   Applicatioesday, January 15, 2020 at 9pm PST. Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/VietRISEOC/

Jan 16 Thursday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: OC Women's March Poster Making Party with Planned Parenthood
We will have all poster making supplies for you including posters, markers, stencil, and yes, we will have glitter! Pizza and free Planned Parenthood Women's March shirts will be provided for all who join. Tell us you're coming by clicking here: bit.ly/PostersWithCAF

New Jan 16 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Orange: Reducing Modern-day Slavery & Wage Theft @ St. Joseph Center, Mother Lewis Room, 480 S. Batavia St.
Do you know who made your favorite t-shirt? Or who harvested the cocoa for your favorite chocolate you? Join us to learn from young adults who are making a significant difference by taking responsibility to educate their peers, youth and community in general about the consumer's impact on human trafficking and enslaved labor. https://www.facebook.com/events/2430894537238967/

New Jan 16 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Tustin: Support Dave Min for SD-37 @ click tickets link to RSVP & receive Tuston address
You're invited to an event hosted by Sutten & Paul Wasserman and Kathryn Adams Farrell in support of Dave Min who is running for State Senate.   Note: All guests wishing to attend must RSVP at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jan162020 in order to receive the address location and gain entry through the gated community.   This special event will feature an exclusive whiskey tasting from expert Master Distiller Ryan Friesen! Appetizers and refreshments will be served. For more information on Dave's State Senate campaign, visit www.davemin.com. Also you may follow his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/daveminforsenate. Questions? Contact Dave Min's campaign staff at volunteer@davemin.com. Additional details. facebook.com/events/896914790704029

New Jan 16 Thursday 7-9pm, Westminster: Westminster Democratic Club: Meet the Candidates Plus Registrar of Voters Presentation @ Temple Beth David, 6100 Hefley St
Doors open at 6:30 pm. The guest of honor is Diedre Thu-Ha Nguyen, Democratic Candidate for California Assembly District 72. Candidates for the Democratic Party of Orange County Central Committee are also being invited. Lastly, the Orange County Registrar of Voters will be giving a presentation to introduce everyone to all the new ways to vote in 2020.
Please RSVP by purchasing your tickets on EventBrite. Tickets are $2.00 in advance, or $5 at the door. Feel free to forward this email to your fellow club members or anyone you feel might be interested in attending. http://www.westminsterdemocraticclub.com/

[Reschedued] Jan 17 Friday 4-5:30pm, Irvine: Iranian-American Community Town Hall
Due to scheduling conflicts for our speakers, we have rescheduled this event to the evening of Thursday, February 13th from 5:15-7:30 PM. Our apologies for the last-minute change and we hope you can still join us! Please email my office at rakbari@cityofirvine.org if you have any questions.

New Jan 17 Friday 7:30-9pm, Santa Ana: Democratic Socialists of America: Electoral Committee Meeting @ The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, 2783 N. Main St.
We will discuss our spinning up of the OC DSA 4 Bernie campaign and possible local endorsements.

New Jan 18 Saturday 8am-1:30pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats: 2020 Women's March Bus to Santa Ana @ Canyon Democrats Pickup at Murray Center, 24932 Veterans Way
Join Canyon Democrats at the 4th Annual Women's March! Whether you've never marched before, or you've been out there every year - this is the year to lace up your sneakers and get your sign ready and take but bus to the March with the Canyon Dems.  Snacks and water will be available, but bring your refillable bottle. There will be a raffle on the bus for a chance to win fun Democratic prizes. People are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Democratic Hero or Female Hero. There will be prizes for best individual costume and best group (two or more people) costume! Tickets: $20 per person. Order tickets here Depart Santa Ana - 1:30pm returning to the Murray Center by about 2:30pm. Restroom located on the bus!

New Jan 18 Saturday 8:30am-noon, Brea: Democrats of North OC: OC Women's March-Get on the Bus @ 391 S. State College Blvd.
We have chartered a school bus from Brea to the Women's March in Santa Ana. Bus tickets are $20 for a round-trip ticket to the Women's March. Parking prices are high in that area and the many one-way streets can be congested and difficult to navigate. We need a minimum of 55 people to fill a bus. Please reserve your ticket as quickly as possible to ensure a seat on the bus. Deadline to purchase a ticket is January 15. Please contact Cynthia Aguirre at caocgov@yahoo.com or 714-469-4399, if you are interested in traveling to the Women's March with the Democrats of North Orange County   IMPORTANT NOTES 1) There are absolutely not refunds or exchanges 2) Please arrive early to the departure location to give yourself time to park. We will depart 8:30AM. sharp. Senior citizens and children of all ages are welcome!

New Jan 18 Saturday 8:15am, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle's 3rd Annual Bus to OC Women's March 2020 @ Central Library, 7111 Talbert Avenue
HB Huddle will sponsor bus to OC Women's March. Purchase tickets here   Attendees will meet the bus at the Huntington Beach Central Park Library. Please arrive at 8:15am. Buses will leave at 8:30am promptly. Buses will return to HB Central Park Library at 1:30pm. Wear comfortable shoes, bring sunscreen and water. Want to buy/wear a HB Huddle T-Shirt or Hat? Please email admin@hbhuddle.com T-Shirt's & Tank Tops $20; Hoodie Zip-up Jackets $35; Hats $20; Size Sm-XLXXL and larger add $5.   (see also Jan18wm)

NEW Jan 18 Saturday 9am, Santa Ana: Women Of Color Rally @ 901 W 6th St, Corner of Flower and 6th St Close to the Women's March Main Stage
Join OC's Women of Color Elected Officials, Candidates, Commissioners and Community Leaders: Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva - 65th AD, Letitia Clark - Tustin Mayor Pro Tem, 
Farrah Khan - Irvine Councilwoman, Kim Nguyen- Garden Grove Councilwoman and Candidate for OC Board of Supervisors D1, Melissa Ramoso, Artesia Councilwoman, Jeanette Vazquez- Fullerton School Board President, Valerie Amezcua- SAUSD Vice President, Claudia Perez Figueroa - City of Anaheim Housing Commissioner, Thai Viet Phan - City of Santa Ana Planning Commisioner and Candidate for Santa Ana City Council Ward 1, Tammy Kim - Candidate for Irvine City Council, Shelley Henderson- Candidate for Westminister City Council, 
Jessica Cha - Santa Ana Arts Commissioner, Branda Lin- Community Services Commissioner, City of Irvine, Kelsey Brewer - OCYD Chair, Jeanie Le - OCYD Vice Chair. Empowering women of all ages and backgrounds to stand together, stand strong, and stand against injustice! The group will gather on the grass area near location above.

New Jan 18 Saturday 9am, Santa Ana: OC Indigenous Women's March @ 200 N Main St
Join OC Indigenous Women to gather in unity as an indigenous community of Orange County.  All communities, all nations are welcomed to march along side of the OC Native Voices coalition. Bring your banners, signs, drums, rattles and native instruments. Rock your mocs, your regalia, your ribbon skirts, traditional clothing, your feathers and show the nation that the indigenous community is not invisible and that indigenous people still exist in the County of Orange. Pow wow dancers, danzantes, fire carriers, medicine holders please join the group.  This isn't just a march ! This is a community prayer. Bring your medicines and let's smudge the streets of Santa Ana. All men, children and women are welcomed. Following the march, a potluck feast will be held so please stay tuned in. For more info please connect with Michelle Castillo 562-533-0373 or Lupe Lopez 714- 591-7080

NEW Jan 18 Saturday 10am, Long Beach: Martin Luther King Jr Parade @ Shuttle parking at 1305 East Pacific Coast Hwy, (corner of PCH and Orange)
The Long Beach Area Peace Network, Military Families Speak Out, Veterans for Peace and high school peace clubs will be marching together at the annual MLK parade in Long beach again this year. This year, so many fear a war with Iran. Dr. King was a very outspoken advocate for peace and ending the war in Vietnam, so participants are making the connection with signs at the parade. The group needs to be in place by 10am, but the actual parade starts at 10:30am. Free parking will be available at Long Beach City College-Pacific Coast Campus located at 1305 East Pacific Coast Hwy, (corner of PCH and Orange) and then use the free shuttle to Martin Luther King Ave and 7th Street. You will see the Veterans for Peace  truck with a large replica of a wounded soldier.  Since the parade ends near the college it’s easy to get back to your car.  If you can’t find the group, go to the “Parade Participant Check-in” area and ask for Long Beach Area Peace Network’s location or call one of the numbers here.   No banners please, but DO bring your own signs. Long Beach Area Peace Network Pat Alviso 562-833-8035, Jeff Merrick 562-522-4241.

new Jan 18 Saturday 10am-1pm, Santa Ana: Women's March 2020 @ Corner of W. Civic Center Drive and N. Flower Street
For the past three years diverse OC groups marched together under the idea that women's rights are human rights and to make Orange County and the nation, more safe, fair and supportive of all women. This year it's time to finish business and make voices heard in the 2020 elections and demand real change across the county. Everything that groups have marched for, fought for, and worked toward the past three years is here. It's time to unite, fight, and win 2020! While you don't need a ticket to attend, please sign up on event page here so organizers will have a better idea of how many people are coming.

New Jan 18 Saturday 2-3pm, Laguna Beach: Harley Rouda Town Hall @ Laguna Beach High School625 Park Ave
Join Congressman Harley Rouda for his first town hall of 2020 to hear about his first year serving Orange County and ask questions about his work in OC + DC. Event is free but please register here

New Jan 18 Saturday 2:30pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State, OC Chapter: "2019 Year in Review" @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave
It's our annual meeting - and a special one this year as we will be celebrating our 15th year as a chapter here in Orange County.   We will be talking about 2019 and what we can expect in 2020 - a big year coming up for church/state separation. Our doors will open at 1:15 but we won't get started with the meeting until 2:30 to accommodate those going to the Women's March.

New Jan 19 Sunday 2-5pm, Santa Ana: Democratic Party of OC Getting Our Bands Back Together: Organizer Training for 2020 @ Orange County Employees Association, 830 N. Ross St.
Get back into field organizing, canvassing, or phone banking for the 2020 elections with this reboot workshop. Get some inspiration for the coming year, share tips and techniques, become a mentor for new activists (or get paired with a mentor), hear from CDP, DCCC, and others about how OC fits with the State and National strategy.Open to Democrats. RSVP requested. RSVP at: https://secure.ngpvan.com/HZeZQtXCOkiWixeoJ6-Xyw2Questions - contact Linda May at lindam@ocdemocrats.org.

New Jan 19 Sunday 10:30-11:30am, Lake Forest: Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation; Sunday Service: King's Poor People's Campaign @ Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23676 Birtcher Dr.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Junior is known best for his leadership in the area of Civil Rights. His overall agenda was much broader though. He knew that racial oppression was fundamentally interconnected with poverty and endless war. This Sunday we reflect on the legacy of Dr. King and take a hard look at poverty and homelessness today.

New Jan 19 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine, with Candidates for Congress, State Assembly, Bd of Supervisors & Central Committee @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Hear updates on the upcoming Mar 3, 2020 primary elections: candidates for Democratic Party of Orange County Central Committee in AD 68 & AD 74, and from Congresswoman Katie Porter, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, OC Board of Supervisors Candidate Ashleigh Aitken, plus more on how you can get involved to keep Congresswoman Katie Porter's seat blue, Assembly District 74 blue, flip Assembly District 68 blue, and flip OC Board of Supervisors blue with Ashleigh Aitken to represent almost all of Irvine!

New Jan 19 Sunday 4-6pm, Aliso Viejo: Our Revolution Southern California / PDA South OC January Chapter Meeting @ 24445 Alicia Parkway
We will discuss current events, local races and issues, and volunteer opportunities to flip more seats. California ballots will arrive in the mail in early February and our primary is on March 3, 2020. If you register as a Democrat or select the Democratic ballot as a No Party Preference voter, you will have the opportunity to vote for members to represent you at the Democratic Party of Orange County Central Committee. Find out who is running in your district (including our Chapter Leader Jenna Beck who is running in AD-73).

NEW Jan 20 Monday 5:30-7:30pm, Costa Mesa: Women In Leadership 2020 KICK OFF Event and Fundraiser! @ Playa Mesa Mexican Kitchen, 428 E 17th St,
Mingle with WIL-backed candidates and elected officials. Hear how women will be shaping the next election. Get inspired as this historic year begins. Ticket includes delicious hors d'oeuvres and one drink ticket. Enjoy cool opportunity drawings and amazing silent auction items including VIP experiences with WIL-endorsed elected officials and exclusive tickets to the season finale of The Bachelor!  Please bring your checkbooks, so you can bid on the auction items and help raise funds to support candidates. Purchase tickets here

New Jan 20 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Laguna Niguel: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club @ Faith Episcopal Church, 27802 El Lazo
It's 2020 and there's work to be done! Come get the scoop on how you can support Harley Rouda, Scott Rhinehart, and critical infrastructure improvements for local schools. In the club's activism corner, attendees will be writing postcards to Democratic neighbors about the Mar 3 election. Plus, hear from the candidates for OC Democratic Party central committee - a race that is on your March 3 ballot and elections for club officers will be conducted. 6:30pm: Activism Corner & Social Hour; 7pm: General Meeting.

New Jan 20 Monday 7-9pm, Anaheim: Poor People's Campaign Open the Government @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S Harbor Blvd.
An accountable government is the foundation of a strong democracy.***This month we will have a guest speaker from a group called Open the Government, which is a non partisan group who demands justice for the people by holding our government to be transparent. Refreshments and food will be served.Event is free.The facility is wheel chair accessible and emotional support animal friendly. More details: facebook.com/events/484344485846129

New Jan 21 Tuesday 5-8pm, Corona del Mar: Newport Beach Deocratic Club @ OASIS Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave.
MEETING TOPIC & SPEAKERS: * Business Update   * Upcoming Events - VOTING 101 - 2020 Changes for OC Voters, Wednesday, January 29th at 6:30pm, Costa Mesa Senior CenterSpeaker Program:   * Ashleigh Aitken, Candidate OC Board of Supervisors   * Josh Newman, Candidate CA Senate District 29A genda: Coming SoonRSVP HERE: https://tinyurl.com/vh6bpqqAdditional details: facebook.com/events/628029731300960

New Jan 21 Tuesday 6-8pm, Orange: Democratic Party of OC Adopt-A-Precinct @ Democratic Party of OC, 1916 W. Chapman Ave. Ste. B.
Learn how to organize and win elections! Free training for Democrats. Join us for our meeting. Space is limited - RSVP .  https://onlinecampaigntools.com/WebForms/ViewForm?key=iwcXcmo1Tui9RrdCQk6aWQ%3D%3D&fbclid=IwAR0zueE68exN0bjpC74NHNI4T6y0k75YbYA_iOnaLuLNzAW5fF7CujEu774

NEW Jan 21 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club Meeting with Simulation of Israeli-Palestine Confederation @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
At the club's Nov 2019 meeting, attorney Josef Avesar engaged the group in a simulation of how an Israeli-Palestinian Confederation (IPC) would work. Attendees were all invited to assume a role. He or she could be an Israeli or Palestinian Parliament member. Some acted as Israeli Prime Minister, President of the Palestinian Authority, U.S. President, or other world leaders. As president of the IPC, Josef Avesar introduces legislation which he did at the Nov 2019 meeting. The IPC Parliament members vote on the proposed law, amend it or create a new one. Attorney Avesar was invited to introduce several more proposals at this upcoming meeting. Attendees will be invited to participate in this interesting simulation, and share their thoughts.

New Jan 22 Wednesday 5:30-7pm, Santa Ana: DFOC Reception with Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley @ Aitken Aitken Cohn, 3 MacArthur Pl. Ste 800.
Refreshments and food will be provided for all attendees. As mayor of Costa Mesa, Mayor Foley has tackled homelessness and affordable housing, has constantly worked to help protect our environment, and has always had the best interest of her constituents at heart. We are proud to honor longtime DFOC member and friend Mayor Katrina Foley!In order to purchase a ticket, please visit the following link: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/kfoley20All DFOC members can attend the event free of charge. Please RSVP via Facebook Messenger, or via email at info@dfoc.com.

New Jan 22 Wednesday 6pm, Orange: Roe v Wade Vigil @ The Circle in Orange, 1 Plaza Square
-Bring Signs -Rain or Shine http://ocnow.org/event/roe-v-wade-rally-5/

New Jan 22 Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm, Orange San Juan Capistrano: Interfaith Prayer and Action for Social Justice @ St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 31641 La Novia Ave.
Throughout the summer and fall, we united in prayer against the separation of migrant families suffering at the border and witnessed publicly for their release and humanitarian treatment. In collaboration with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, we will continue our prayers to raise awareness about the inhumane treatment of our migrant brothers and sisters seeking asylum.   Join us this evening for an interfaith gathering that includes prayer, reflection, learning and action.For more information contact Yesenia at yaltamirano@csjorange.org or download the flyer at http://csjorange.org/ministries/justice-center/upcoming-events

New Jan 23 Thursday 6-8pm, Anaheim: Meet & Greet with Paulette Chaffee, Candidate OC School Board @ El Nopal, 530 N East St
Anaheim City Councilman Dr. José F. Moreno invites you to a MEET & GREET with Paulette Chaffee, Candidate for O.C. School Board, Trustee Area 4. Co-Hosts: Doug Chaffee, O.C. Supervisor, District 4, Jesus Silva, Fullerton City Council, District 3, Annemarie Randle-Trejo, Anaheim Union High School Board Member, Ryan Ruelas, Anaheim Elementary School Board Member. RSVP: (657) 445-8303 or campaign@paulettechaffee.com

New Jan 23 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Orange: A New Way to Vote is Coming to OC @ St. Joseph Center, Mother Louis Room , 480 S. Batavia St.
Join us to learn:   -What a vote center is   -When voting begins   -What voting options are available such as voting-at-home, drive-thru ballot drop-off, in-person, etc. Presenter:   Sue Guilford from the League of Women Voters will inform us about the new changes and guide us on the new voting process.   For more information contact St. Joseph Justice Center 714-633-8121 ext. 7741 or yaltamirano@csjorange.org

New Jan 23 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America: Intersectional Queer and Feminist Meeting @ The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, 5653 Alton Parkway
Begin preparations for Pride 2020! The IQF is meeting to discuss upcoming events.

New Jan 24 Friday 7-9pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America general meeting @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Join us for the Orange County DSA General Meeting. We discuss our accomplishments of the last months and what we want to do in the upcoming months, and vote on initiatives.

NEW Jan 25 Saturday 4-5pm, Laguna Niguel: No War on Iran! Global Day of Protest @ 24001 Avenida de la Carlota, Corner of El Toro Rd and Avenida de la Carlota
Join Canyon Democrats for a peaceful protest for PEACE on this global day of protest to say No War on Iran! Bring your signs, your voice and your spirit!

New Jan 25 Saturday 6-9pm, Irvine: Candidate Panel 2020 @ University Of CA Irvine - Crystal Cove Auditorium, Student Center Room A-220
Come and hear candidates for State Senate 37 and Assembly District 68! The event is FREE for ALL STUDENTS (must show student ID) and $10 for all other guests so please come & hear from the candidates so that you are prepared for the 2020 March Primary Elections! If you have an questions or issues you want to ask the candidates, please submit them here:
Not all questions are guaranteed to be asked. Please e-mail collegedems.uci@gmail.com if you are a candidate for Senate 37 or AD 68 interested in speaking! Or if you are a campaign who would like to distribute literature to have at the event! Doors open at 5:30pm & the event begins promptly at 6pm! Link for tickets https://www.facebook.com/events/402656297305434/

new Jan 25 Saturday 5-9pm, Orange: DPOC Reception with CA Senator Maria Elena Durazo @ Democratic Party of Orange County, 1916 W Chapman Ave Ste B
Praised by The Nation, The New York Times, CNN, Capital Weekly and many others, CA State Senator and DNC Vice Chair Maria Elena Durazo is a political force. The Los Angeles Times declared her "...the single most influential individual in Los Angeles politics." Join the Democratic Party of Orange County for a reception with Senator Durazo. Your support raises crucial funds for essential voter engagement in 2020. Tickets:$40 Early Bird (purchase by January 15); $55 General Admission. Sponsorship Levels:$1,000 - Leader; $500 - Partner; $250 - Supporter; $150 - Friend. To RSVP, visit orangecountydemocrats.com/maria

NEW Jan 26 Sunday 2-4pm, Brea: Lavender Dems General Meeting: 2 Hours of Power @ 391 S St.College Blvd.
We will be hosting a brief training as we create our LGBTQ Canvass Army for the March 3rd Presidential Primary elections! We need all hands on deck to help support our endorsed candidates for critical races throughout the county.We will be hosting a workshop, led by board member Stephanie Wade, on a new #TransJustice campaign to the Supreme Court. Bring your beautiful, full, authentic selves and join the fun while we produce short videos for #TransJustice.For more information, please like and message us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

New Jan 27 Monday 6-7pm, Orange: Democratic National Committee Candidate Forum @ Democratic Party of Orange County, 1916 W Chapman Ave Ste B
Hear from California candidates running to represent you at the Democratic National Committee. Forum is scheduled to immediately precede the Jan 2020 DPOC Central Committee meeting. Forum and Central Committee meeting are free and open to Democrats. RSVP requested here

NEW Jan 27 Monday 6:30-8pm, Irvine: Intro to the New OC Voting Process: Find Out What's New! @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Attend this important election event and learn about the changes and improvements made to the Orange County voting process and system, which will debut with the Mar 3 primary election! SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER will be Michele Musacchio from the League of Women Voters! Sponsored by Asian Americans in Action, College Democrats at UCI, Democrats of Greater Irvine, Indivisible OC 45 and the OC Veterans Democratic Club. Please don't miss this important event and be sure to share this event with your OC friends on Facebook!

NEW Jan 28 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Feel the Bern Democratic Club @ 1616 E 4th St
This is our monthly membership meeting. Each of our board members will have a short report. We will then have a short 20 minute presentation. Depending on the meeting, we may have agenda items to vote on.Agenda -https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ozZRzRyg4Wo6Vi7ZVi-wdKrkiWldH5PtFPTyaBcn8dg/edit?usp=

New Jan 29 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club: Voting 101 w/ Special Guest Neal Kelley, OC Registrar of Voters @ 1240 S State Costa Mesa Senior Conference Center
Joining us in the heart of Costa Mesa, Mr. Kelley will discuss the latest on new vote centers for the 2020 elections and how our right to vote is protected in Orange County.This event is hosted by the Costa Mesa Democratic Club and co-hosted by the Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club, HB Huddle, Women for American Values and Ethics (WAVE) and Imagine Action OC.https://www.costamesademocrats.org/event/voting-101-w-special-guest-neal-kelley-oc-registrar-of-voters/After a brief intermission at 7:45pm, the Costa Mesa Democratic Club will hold annual board elections and club business from 8pm-8:15pm.

New Jan 30 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Irvine: Climate Reality Project OC Chapter - New Year Kick-Off Meeting: Climate Action for 2020 @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Parkway
Climate Action In 2020 - Planning For Maximum Impact! This is the first Chapter meeting of 2020! Focus will be on priorities and action for the year, plans and what is needed to make the most impact on Climate Action in OC in 2020! Your input and ideas are critical. This meeting will also cover the upcoming Climate Reality Training in Vegas, Chapter Survey Results, and the group will break out into Action Groups to plan Top 2020 Climate Campaigns. Sign-up today - it's free and please bring a vegan snack to share and your water bottle. Spread the word. All Welcome! All Needed! Here's the link for the CRP OC 2020 Member Survey too - share your ideas! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MBNF9BX


FEBRUARY

NEW Feb 1 Saturday 9am-6pm, Aliso Viejo: Soka Univ of America 1st Annual Students of Color Conference: Building a World Without Empires @ Soka University of America, 1 University Dr,
Building a World Without Empire: Students of Color Activism Conference invites scholar-activists, activists, community organizers, student groups from campuses across California to engage in conversations that will challenge an unprecedented time of "student activism" across the world and across time. Please register for this free event here  The Students of Color Coalition is an anti-imperialist, anti-white cisheteropatriachal coalition of students from student of color groups on SOKA's campus who look to reclaim their space in and outside of academia, willing to actively organize for their needs. The Coalition re-emerged in order to address the lack of decolonial praxis inside and outside of the classroom, or in other words, the institutionally sanctioned stripping of marginalized voices from knowledge production in campus culture.

NEW Feb 1 Saturday 9:30am-noon, Lake Forest: GOTV for Andy Thorburn, candidate for Board of Ed @ Montbury Park, 21400 Rushford Dr,
Join Canyon Democrats and supporters of Andy Thorburn for OC Board of Education for this get out the vote event. Help protect OC's public education system, its kids and their future! His election is Mar 3rd (it is not a primary for this seat) so the time is NOW!! OC needs Andy to win! This election is the one chance to elect him to the OC Board of Education and add a Democrat. YOU can help make it happen! Andy will be there in person to help kick things off and the groups will be helping promote him and other Democrats. Join the group for this fun, politically rewarding event and help protect OC's public education system. More info here

New Feb 1 Saturday 2-9pm, Santa Ana: Tocada para la renta 2020 @ El Centro Cultural de México
Join Tenants United Santa Ana, El Centro Cultural de Mexico, Vecindario Lacy en Acción, Chicanos Unidos to celebrate the fight for housing justice with music, food and community. More details to come later! Por favor, únase a nosotros para celebrar la lucha por la justicia de la vivienda con música, comida y comunidad.

New Feb 2 Sunday 3:30-9pm, Irvine: White People Against White Supremacy; Book Discussion: White Fragility @ RSVP for tickets.
We have room to accommodate 20 people at a private residence near the Irvine Great Park. The address will be sent to you a day or two before the event. To RSVP, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wpaws-book-club-discussion-white-fragility-chapter-4-tickets-89523821159 . This space is used for folks who identify as white and want to work through unloading their biases centered around their whiteness and to learn how white privilege hurts people of color. Each month, we will deep dive into the book White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo.  Additional details: facebook.com/events/761590541006374

New Feb 3 Monday: Registrar of Voters begins mailing vote-by-mail ballots
ocvote.com/voting/current-election-info/2020-presidential-primary-election-info/ (See also Mar 3)

New Feb 3 Monday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC Dinner/Meeting @ San Juan Hills Golf Club, 32120 San Juan Creek Rd
Another blockbuster meeting just announced! U.S. Representatives Katie Porter & Mike Levin!! Tickets on sale to DWSOC members-only and, if there is any room left, the club will open up ticketing to everyone a week later. Not sure if you're a 2020 DWSOC member?? Email info@dwsoc.org

NEW Feb 6 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC Presents "Heads Up" with Michael Hiltzik @ Congregation B'nai Tzedek, 9669 Talbert Ave
DCWOC is pleased to host L.A. Times business columnist, blogger, and Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Hiltzik for an illuminating look at the intersection of business and politics. Hiltzik crunches the numbers and pulls no punches! Don't miss what's sure to be an eye-opening discussion. Michael Hiltzik is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author who has written for the Los Angeles Times for three decades, during which time he has served as a financial and political writer, an investigative reporter, a technology writer and editor, and a foreign correspondent in Africa and Russia. He received the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for articles exposing corruption in the entertainment industry. Hiltzik's books include New York Times best-seller Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century (2010), Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex (2016), and the upcoming Iron Empires: Robber Barons, Railroads, and the Making of Modern America (2020). DCWOC includes Fountain Valley, Huntington & Sunset Beach, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Midway City, Cypress, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and Rossmoor. Doors open at 6:30. Program at 7. Membership encouraged, but not required. Refreshments served. Ample parking behind the building. For info call Phil at 310-871-2083.

New Feb 11 Tuesday 7:30-9:30pm, Irvine: United to End Homelessness Homelessness 101 @ Orange County United Way, 18012 Mitchell S.
Homelessness has reached crisis levels both locally and throughout the country. Many factors, including misinformation, myths and 'good intentions' contribute to this growing problem. Come break down the myths and discover how you can play a key role in changing our county's history as well as the lives of our neighbors experiencing homelessness. Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. You must sign-up to attend via the "Register" link above. Due to high demand, individuals may only register to attend one Homelessness 101 class per calendar year. Food will not be provided at any meeting but you are free to bring your own. Coffee and water provided. *Please note that class is subject to cancellation if # of attendees is below 30. Additional dertails: facebook.com/events/568613667021329

NEW Feb 12 Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm, Irvine: Book Talk - Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy @ UC Irvine School of Law, Education Building, Room 1131
Enjoy this book talk by Professor Rick Hasen, UCI Law. Reception and book signing to follow discussion. UCI guest parking is $2/hour. Please register here More about the book here

NEW Feb 13 Thursday 5:15-7pm, Irvine: Iranian-American Community Town Hall @ City of Irvine City Hall, City Council Chambers, 1 Civic Center Plz
In light of recent political unrest and safety concerns from the Iranian-American community, you are invited to attend this town hall, hosted by Irvine City Councilmember Farrah N. Khan, to learn your rights while dealing with law enforcement and in the unfortunate case of a hate crime. You will have the chance to address your concerns to elected officials and law enforcement, and receive updates from the OC District Attorney, Irvine Police Department, and Iranian community organizations such as the Iranian American Bar Association (IABA), National Iranian American Council (NIAC), and more. Guest speakers include: Dr. Niaz Kasravi, OC District Attorney Todd Spitzer, and Assistant Irvine Police Chief Michael Kent. This is a language-accessible event and will include information in Farsi. It is also open to ALL Orange County Iranian residents. If you have any questions, please email Councilmember Khan's office at rakbari@cityofirvine.org

New Feb 13 Thursday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice: Architects of Justice 2020 @ Temple Beth Sholom, 2625 N. Tustin Ave.
Architects of Justice is CLUE's way of honoring and lifting the work of CLUE faith leaders in Orange County. At a time when our ability to accompany workers and their families, people of color, immigrants, and those of persecuted faiths is uniquely challenged, these leaders are at the forefront of our struggle toward a just and sacred society. At its 5th Annual Architects of Justice Celebration and Gala, CLUE is thrilled to honor the brave grocery workers of UFCW 324, who won an incredible contract victory this year with tremendous support from community and faith leaders, and the Rev. Samuel Pullen and Los Alamitos Community United, whose moral courage in standing with our immigrant communities inspires us all. We will be blessed with a keynote address from activist Guerline Jozef of the Haitian Bridge Alliance and will also feature special guest Apolonio Cortes, a longtime dedicated Santa Ana resident, to share a story of leadership and vision that is transforming our communities. Reserve your tickets at www.cluejustice.org/aoj_2020_tickets!

NEW Feb 15 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State, OC Chapter @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 1550 Sand Canyon Ave
Topic: "The Abuses of Human Trafficking and Child Marriage" presented by Rima Nashashibi. For more information visit http://www.au-oc.org/

New Feb 17 Monday: Last day to register to vote for the Presidential Primary Election
ocvote.com/voting/current-election-info/2020-presidential-primary-election-info/ (See also Mar 3)

New Feb 18-Mar 3 Tuesday-Tuesday: Conditional Voter Registration period
During the 14 days prior to Election Day and including Election Day, an individual can go to the office of their county elections official, a satellite office, or to a vote center to conditionally register to vote and vote a provisional ballot.   ocvote.com/voting/current-election-info/2020-presidential-primary-election-info/ (See also Mar 3)

New Feb 22-Mar 3 Saturday-Tuesday: select vote centers are open to the public Beginning 10 days before the day of the election and continuing daily up to Election Day, select vote centers are open to the public.   ocvote.com/voting/current-election-info/2020-presidential-primary-election-info/ (See also Mar 3)

New Feb 25 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Feel the Bern Democratic Club @ 1616 E. 4th. St.
This is our monthly membership meeting. Each of our board members will have a short report. We will then have a short 20 minute presentation. Depending on the meeting, we may have agenda items to vote on.Agenda -https://drive.google.com/open?id=1mP0yBh3w0IytwZk0xkmPxNs88Yl8tqIzMIdQ6uwxRfI

New Feb 29-Mar 3 Saturday-Tuesday: additional vote centers are open to the public Beginning 3 days before the day of the election and continuing daily up to Election Day, additional vote centers are open to the public.   ocvote.com/voting/current-election-info/2020-presidential-primary-election-info/ (See also Mar 3)


MARCH

New Mar 3 Tuesday 7am-8pm: Primary Election
Election Day. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Ballots will be centrally counted at the Registrar of Voters' office.   ocvote.com/voting/current-election-info/2020-presidential-primary-election-info/

New Mar 21 Saturday 9:30am-1:30pm, Santa Ana: Women For: OC; Great American Write-In @ Delhi Center, 505 E Central Ave
The Great American Write-In is a free annual event offered to the public by Women For: Orange County to provide community members with the means to influence policy decisions by writing letters to their legislators. Every year, sixty or more different organizations a nd advocacy groups present information regarding some of today's most vital issues, including education, health care, human and civil rights and the environment. Attendees visit participants' tables and then voice their opinions by generating letters and postcards to government and corporate decision-makers in the hopes of bringing about constructive change. Last year, over 550 visitors sent more than 4250 pieces of mail!
We would like to know as soon as possible - but no later than January 17 - whether or not your organization will have a table at the 2020 Write-In. This year, we will have an early-bird booth registration fee of $55, which will increase to $75 after January 31. Please keep in mind that early payment secures your location in the main ballroom; after we reach capacity, latecomers will be located either in the hallway, outside in the patio or in an adjoining classroom. You can send a check for the appropriate amount, payable to Women For: Orange County, to Felicity Figueroa at 36 Blazing Star, Irvine, CA 92604.
Please contact Felicity Figueroa (949-733-0850 or felicitynf@aol.com) if you have any questions.

NEW Mar 21 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State, OC Chapter @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 1550 Sand Canyon Ave
Topic: "Pluralism, Interfaith Literacy and Social Justice" presented by Tahil Sharma. For more information visit http://www.au-oc.org/


REPEATING EVENTS

O. C. Catholic Worker - Volunteer Schedule occatholicworker.org

Mondays, 7:30am, Laguna Hills: Neighborhood Democratic Discussion Group at Starbucks Coffee, 25630 Alicia Parkway, across from Laguna Hills High School.

Tuesdays, 4-5pm, Tustin Stand in Peace Tustin Common Ground (embracehumanity.com) is a spiritual community in the City of Tustin. Each Tuesday afternoon from 4 to 5 PM, several members come together at the intersection of Prospect Ave and Irvine Blvd (northwest corner) to hold signs that read "Imagine Peace". Carol Marshall 714-961-5439 camarshall7@sbcglobal.net meetup.com/common-ground-spiritual-center/calendar/vvbknypcbhc

(3rd Tuesday), 5:30-7 pm, Orange:  Bring our troops home protest, sponsored by MFSO at the Traffic Circle in Old Towne Orange. Bring an anti-war sign and wear pink or black!

[Canceled] (2nd & 4th Tuesdays) 6:30 PM, Fullerton:  Drinking Liberally (drinkingliberally.org) Drinking Liberally meets at Table Ten in Fullerton, 124 W. Commonwealth Ave. in the SoCo District (Harbor/Commonwealth). We begin around 6:30pm. Our location is just one block from the Fullerton Transportation Center so you can take the bus or the train. We are on the patio in warm weather or front bar in cold weather. $6.00 burgers every Tuesday and a few specials just for us. It is time to rouse the North! Contact: orangecounty@drinkingliberally.org or (714) 955-7765

(4th Tuesdays) 6:30-8:30pm, Locations Vary (usually Tustin):  National Women's Political Caucus of OC monthly meeting This is a pot luck; please bring a dish to share with 4-6 people. Guest speakers each month. Please visit nwpcoc.org/calendar for location, meeting details, and to RSVP.

Tuesdays, 7pm, Santa Ana Junta de Voluntarios/Volunteer Meeting El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N Ross St, Santa Ana, CA 92701 elcentroculturaldemexico.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesdays, 5-6 PM, Sanra Ana:  @ 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 collegedems.uci@gmail.com Social Science Tower (SST) 120 ucirvinedemocrats.webs.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

(2nd Wednesday), 7-10pm, Santa Ana: CopWatch Santa Ana General Meeting/Community Forum El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N. Ross St.
You are invited to come participate in direct-action based barrio organizing against the police state. Every 2nd wed. of the month at 7pm.   Professional childcare will be provided.   Agents of the state including the Santa Ana Police Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement are NOT welcomed.

(Usually 4th Wednesday), 7 pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC Green Valley Adult Clubhouse (in the Green Valley neighborhood, south of Mile Square Park, off Warner Ave.),17250 Los Jardines West, Fountain Valley
Doors open at 6:30PM, program begins at 7:00 PM (speaker would start about 7:20 PM and speak until 8:30 PM, according to speaker's wishes with time for Q & A). check website for holiday and summer schedule and special events. DemClubofWestOC.org

Thursdays, 7:30-10:30 am, Santa Ana:  Los Amigos de Santa Ana, a progressive networking group, meets at Mariscos Zamora Restaurant 3701 W. McFadden Ave, #H, Santa Ana, 92704, (714)650-9287

(1st & 3rd Thursdays), 6:30-8:30 PM, Irvine:  pints and politics are suspended momentarily while we look for a new location. destiny@club48democrats.com

(1st Thursday), 6-9PM, Fullerton:  Democrats of North Orange County (DNOC), Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, Dinner at 6, Meeting begins at 7. Contact: Pete Anderson, President petedem04@gmail.com

(1st Thursday) 7-9 PM, Whittier Whittier Area Peace & Justice Coalition Movie Night
St. Matthias Episcopal Church - Chase Room, 7056 Washington Avenue, Whittier, CA 90602
1st Thurs-Movie night; 2nd Thurs-Steering Committee; 3rd Thurs "Teach in" meeting - Peace and Justice Work whittierpeace.org

Suspended (3rd Thursday), 7pm, Progressive Network Conference Call Third Thursday, every month 7 PM. To listen in to announcements , plans, and requests for help from other progressive in OC, call 949-954-3015 and enter 57169 when prompted for a pin number. These calls are open to the public, so you can also participate by registering with Calliflower.com and searching for the Progressive Network OC Monthly Call. To present information about your event, organization, or issue, you must be a registered user at Calliflower.com. For more information email lindamay@ocequality.com

4th Thursdays 6:30pm - if you wish to speak, please arrive by 6:15 to fill out a speaker's form, Irvine Green Ribbon Committee meeting 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine

Thursdays 8-11 PM, Costa Mesa:  Drag Show Fun Raiser Potatoe Skins & Platform Shoes - Party with a Purpose
Durty Nelly's Irish Pub 2915 Red Hill Ave Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Every Thursday, starting August 27th, "Durty Nelly's" is hosting a fundraiser for various charities in OC. Admittance is $10 which includes the show. Come enjoy yourself and support our Community! Durty Nelly's Irish Pub 2915 Redhill Ave. Costa Mesa

1st & 3rd Thursdays 8:30 PM, Santa Ana Drinking Liberally (drinkingliberally.org) a no-agenda social club for local progressives, meets at Bistro 400, 400 W, 4th St (Parking on Birch) Contact: orangecounty@drinkingliberally.org or (714) 955-7765

(2 Thursdays) 6:30 PM, Huntington Beach Drinking Liberally (drinkingliberally.org) King's Fish House, 7691 Edinger Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Contact: Louise Stewardson 714-356-6559 HuntingtonBeachg@drinkingliberally.org Jut a reminder that we are back to our "normal" 2nd Thursday of each month. Next get-together is March 14th. See you then, Tim and Susan

(2nd Thursday) 7-9PM, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats Meeting
Bistro 400 400 W. 4th Street Santa Ana, CA 92701 OCYD.net

Thursdays 7 PM, Rancho Santa Margarita Drinking Liberally (drinkingliberally.org), a no-agenda social club for local progressives, meets at Canyon Fireside Grille 22312 El Paseo Rancho Santa Margarita California 92688 Contact: rsm@drinkingliberally.org.

Fridays 7:30am, Huntington Beach: Informal "Blue HB" Coffeeklatch at Natale's Cafe, 7251 Warner, between Gothard & Goldenwest. Contact: Vern Nelson 724-235-VERN

Fridays 8 am, 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 abeek@flash.net

Fridays 7:30-9pm, Santa Ana: Did you know that a new Transgender Support Group is forming at Church of the Foothills? The group will be meeting on the third Friday of the Month, from 7:30-9:00 PM in the Sr. High Room. Called "TG Rainbow", this all inclusive transgender support group will be holding their first meeting will be Friday, July 16. For more information about the group go to www.mach25media.com/tgr.html or contact Michelle Evans at mach25@sbcglobal.net or 949-770-0702.

(1st & 3rd Fridays) 5-6pm Costa Mesa: Women In Black Harbor and Newport, Costa Mesa, CA Women in Black is a world wide peace group. We protest silently, wearing all black and holding signs.

Fridays 56pm Costa Mesa: Street corner protest against Colonial Occupation from Iraq to Palestine to Haiti at the corner of Bristol and Anton across from the South Coast Plaza Contact: Chuck Anderson, quetzalcoatl38@aol.com, (714) 956-5037

Fridays 5:30pm, Santa Ana: OC DREAM Team Coalition Meeting (istillhaveadream.org) Centro Cultural de México 313 N. Birch Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701 Santa Ana, CA 92701 Contact: Minerva S. Gómez (714) 376-8065

(1st Friday) 7:30pm, Newport Beach: OC Nation Group meets on the First Friday of every month at 7:30pm at the home of a member for two hours of discussion of current political or social topics. Often there is a guest speaker. We limit speakers to 20 minutes because we want to have an extended question and answer session and expound our own opinions.   Contact:   Allan Beek 949.645.1419 abeek@flash.net

(2nd Friday of the month) 6:45pm, Anaheim: Program for Progressives. Networking from 6:45pm to 7:15pm. Program begins at 7:15pm. Sponsored by the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim CA 92805. Networking begins at 6:45pm, featured presentation at 7:15pm. For more information, please visit our website at uuanaheim.org

(Last Friday of the month) 7pm, Anaheim - UUCA Interweave, a gay/straight alliance which supports and addresses the needs and concerns of LGBT people, welcomes you to a potluck dinner and meeting held on the last Friday of the month at 7pm. UUCA Interweave is affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim CA 92805. For more information please visit the church website at uuanaheim.org, email uucainterweave@gmail.com, or follow us on Facebook.

[Canceled] Saturdays, 9-11am, IrvineWeekly Democratic Kaffee-Klatch I am suspending, until further notice, our Kaffee-Klatch. We have been meeting continuously since January 3, 2009, but there is little interest in political discussion for discussion's sake, so I'm not going to be there in the future. If there are at least four people who would like to continue, let me know, and we can see about resuming. Sharon Toji 9499296512 htoji@cox.net

Saturdays, 9am-2pm, IrvineOC Green Market OC's First Eco-friendly Open Air Market! is located on the beautiful Irvine Valley College Campus, 5500 Irvine Center Dr. and is open every Saturday from 9am - 2pm - rain or shine. Admission is free.   IVC policy requires that every parked car has a valid single use parking permit. A single use parking permit costs $2 per day. Cars not displaying a valid permit will receive a citation beginning at $20. Permit dispensers are located near parking lots #3 & #5. Signs will be posted.   For questions, comments or more information please email info@ocgreenmarket.com or call 714 717 4424.   ocgreenmarket.com

Saturdays, 9:30-11:30am, OrangeConnecting Communication Event the LGBT Center in OC will host a Connecting Communication/Nonviolent Communication Practice Group
1605 N. Spurgeon St. Santa Ana, CA 92701 Please email David Esch to sign up davidbrianesch@gmail.com thecenteroc.org Peace and Equality will not happen without connection--learn why and how.

(2st Saturday), 10am-noon, Irvine: OC Peace Coalition General Meeting @ the new Friends meeting house, 2091 Business Center Dr, Suite 100, Irvine 92612 ocpeace.org

Saturdays 10am-2pm, Irvine Neighborhood Organizing with DGI @ 58 Costero Aisle
We are reaching out to fellow Democratic voters in the Irvine community to organize and engage them in Democratic politics. To flip Irvine blue in 2018 and beyond, we need to activate as many Democratic voters as possible, and every Saturday is an opportunity for you to join DGI Neighborhood Organizers and canvass neighborhood in Irvine.   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!

[Canceled] 1st Saturday, 11am-12:30am, Laguna Woods: JOIN US FOR PEACE! Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods Village's Steering Committee voted to restart the People for Peace ad hoc committee. Monthly demonstrations for peace will take place on the First Saturday of every month, at the corner of El Toro & Valencia. Please call or email Margaret Pearlman margaretpearlma@yahoo.com for more information

Saturdays, 11am-1pm, Laguna BeachLaguna Beach Peace Vigil We meet every Saturday at Main Beach (PCH and Ocean Ave). Join the longest running peace vigil in the US. More info at https://www.facebook.com/LagunaBeachPeaceVigil

[Moved] (Last Saturday), 11am-12:30pm, Seal BeachSENIOR PATRIOTS FOR PEACE Demonstration moved to Last Wednesday

First Sundays, 9am-noon, Costa Mesa:  Habitat Restoration Program at Talbert Regional Park. Join the Banning Ranch Conservancy to meet new people, learn more about natural history, and contribute to the health of environment and community. There is no special knowledge or skill required. Tools, gloves and water are provided by OC Parks. For more information, or to sign up as a volunteer call 949/923-2275 or email cblack949@hotmail.com or unbic@ocpark.com.

Sundays, 9:45-10:45am, Anaheim:  Adult Forum. All adults are welcome to join a group discussion on topics of social and/or political interest, co-facilitated by Ruth Shapin and Edward Dunvan. Held at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805. Phone: (714)758-1050. uuanaheim.org For further information call the phone number above, or Ruth at 714-567-0188, or see the above website.

Sundays, 12-1pm, Huntington Beach:  Enough! Every Sunday from noon to 1pm,
Huntington Beach: At Main St. and PCH S/W corner For more info. Contact, Albert afitguy@excite.com Dorrine quitetherebel@hotmail.com theyoungturks.com/section/Enough dfalink.com/event.php?id=25376

Sundays, noon-2pm: AnaheimProtest Against Police Brutality Anaheim Police Department, 425 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, California 92805 We will be protesting on Sunday....Please come out and support us in our effort to bring awareness to the community in our effort to get justice!!! youtube.com/watch?v=MST4RhWdlMQ

Sundays, 3pm, Cerritos:  The newly formed Southeast L.A. chapter of Progressive Democrats of America will be meeting every Sunday at 3pm, starting April 17. Location: Starbucks at the Cerritos Towne Center, 12751 Towne Center Drive Suite N-3, Cerritos, CA 90703-8588.

Sundays, 3 pm, Santa Ana:  Santa Ana Food Not Bombs (foodnotbombs.net/california.html) meets every Sunday @ 3pm to share fresh and healthful vegan food with the community because food is a right, not a privilege. Our local picnic location is at Sasscer Park at Civic Center and Ross Street across from the Santa Ana Library. For information on volunteering, please come meet us in person and we will point you in the right direction for the following week. Thanks for your interest. Much love and solidarity. It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Food Not Bombs Santa Ana will be taking a hiatus due to lack of interest by volunteers. We have had 4 volunteers holding this group together for about a year now, and we just don't have the energy to do it alone. Many call outs, parties and requests for meetings have not been able to hold us up. Please feel free to message us and if interest returns we may be able to pass the torch to a new group of volunteers.   So, we will not be serving until further notice. The core volunteers that are left in this over 10 year old chapter are very sad to have this happen, but we don't have the time we used to. We have served faithfully together for lots of Sundays and thank everyone who came out to help.

Sundays, 7-8 pm, Huntington Beach:  "Visualize world peace, surf city style" at Main St. & Pacific Coast Highway,  Bring a covered candle just help hold up the banner (no signs please; the banner says it all!).  Contact: mtheriault@socal.rr.com.


Addresses

Clubhouse 1, 24232 Calle Aragon, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 2, 24112 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 3, 23822 Avenida Sevilla, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 5, 24262 Punta Alta, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 6, 5365 Algarrobo, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 7, 24111 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.

Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Avenue, Irvine, CA 92618   in the same parking lot as the Irvine Ranch Water District Offices. Turn in the driveway off of Sand Canyon as usual, but just after the island in the middle of the driveway ends, turn LEFT and park as far to the left of the new building as possible. The new Community meeting room is on the far left side of the new building The entrance is on the far left of the parking lot and "Community Meeting Room" is on the door.
Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 15 Riparian View, Irvine 92612 irwd.com/images/pdf/education/SJWS%20Map%20Aug%202012.pdf www.irwd.com/images/pdf/education/Marsh%20Campus%20Buildings%20Map.pdf
Irvine Ranch Water District neither supports nor endorses the cause nor activities of organizations which use the District's meeting rooms that are made available as a public service.

Tapestry, A Unitarian Universalist Congregation
www.tapestryuu.org
949-581-0245
23676 Birtcher Dr.
Lake Forest CA, 92630

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

Irvine United Congregational Church which is located at 4915 Alton Parkway, Irvine 92604, has the front and main entrance to their parking lot blocked with construction.
If traveling East on Alton, take a left turn on Creek Road.
If traveling West on Alton, take a right on Creek Road.
Once on Creek Road look to the right side of the road for an entrance to Woodbridge Village Association Community Center (31 Creek Road) and follow that entry road to the end into the parking lot to Plumer Hall of the church.

Centro Cultural de México   837 N. Ross St., Santa Ana, CA 92701   elcentroculturaldemexico.org
Other event calendars
southerncaliforniajp.wordpress.com/   So Cal Justice and Peace
la.indymedia.org/calendar   Los Angeles Independent Media Center
change-links.org   Change Links
icujp.org/calendar.shtml   Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace
coalitionforworldpeace.org/events.html   Coalition For World Peace
lbapn.org/lbapn-event-calendar   Long Beach Area Peace Network
sddemocrats.org/calendar.htm   San Diego County Democratic Party
orangecountydemocrats.com/calendar/   Democratic Party of OC
my.barackobama.com   OFA (Obama for America)
www.oc911truth.com/events/calendar/   OC 9/11 Truth
totalbuzz.freedomblogging.com/political-datebook   OC Register
calaction.org   CalAction
creec.edgateway.net/cs/creec9bp/cal/65   California Regional Environmental Education Community
bethecause.com/calendar   Be The Cause
prcsd.org/webcalendar/month.php   Peace Resource Center of San Diego
www.sarah4hope.org/SARAH4Hope/Community_Events.html   Spiritual And Religious Alliance For Hope
ocpeace.org/Antiwar%20Calendar%20for%20Orange%20County.html   OC Peace Coalition
ocpeace.org/calendar.html   OC Peace Coalition
au-oc.org/calendar.htm   Americans United for Separation of Church and State - OC
whittierpeace.org/calendar.htm   Whittier Peace and Justice Coalition
progressivechristiansuniting.org/events   Progressive Christians Uniting
ocice.org/events.html   OC Interfaith Coalition for the Environment
meetup.com/goinggreenorangecounty/calendar   Going GREEN in OC
cgpacs.uci.edu   The Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies
csjorange.org/justice-office/film-series   Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange
ocequality.ning.com/events   OC Equality Coalition
nowoc.org/e107_plugins/calendar_menu/calendar.php   OC NOW
orangecoast.ca.lwvnet.org/calendar.html   League of Women Voters of Orange Coast
lwvcba.org/calendar.html   League of Women Voters of the Capistrano Bay Area
ocvoice.wordpress.com/calendar-listings   Orange Coast Voice calendar
pdamerica.org/events/calendar   Progressive Democrats of America
peacebuttons.info/E-News/thisweek.htm   This Week in History
laprogressive.com/progressive-events-in-los-angeles   Dick & Sharon's LA Progressive
officeoftheamericas.org/peace_calendar.html   Office of the Americas | Campaigns | Peace Calendar
lagunawoodsvillage.com/article.cfm?id=3198   Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods Village
goodhappens.org/events   Center for Living Peace
activistsandiego.org/event   Activist San Diego
actionla.org   Action LA Network
72ndada.com/eventcalendar.asp   72nd ADA Meeting And Event Schedule
occupy-oc.org/calendar   Occupy OC (Irvine/Fullerton/Huntington Beach)
tinyurl.com/7x9waou   OCcupy Santa Ana
ocmdc.org/calendar   OC May Day Coalition
transitionlaguna.org/events   Transition Laguna Beach
www.eventslaguna.com/LBDC.aspx   Laguna Beach Democratic Club
calendar.www.thecenteroc.org   The Center OC
meetup.com/The-Left-Bank-of-Orange-County/events/calendar   The Left Bank of OC
rileybecky1.com   Greater Irvine Committee on Gun Violence Reduction
lgbtcenteroc.org/calendar   LGBT Center OC
af3irm.org/af3irm/events   af3irm OC
greenpartyoc.wordpress.com/coming-events   Green Party of OC
socprogressives.com/events-3   Progressives of South OC
www.una-oc.org/programs.html   United Nations Association of OC
calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=87ed6gn0uiru9olkgb6e9e4s7c%40group.calendar.google.com   Refuse Fascism LA Event Calendar summerofthepeople.org/events   Housing is a Human Right OC, a coalition of organizations and individuals working together to achieve supportive, affordable, and permanent housing for homeless individuals
indivisibleca39.org/eventscalendar   Indivisible CA39 - Our mission is to organize CA Congressional District 39 constituents, to defend ourselves from actions taken by Donald Trump and his administration.
swingsocalleft.org/events  

ADDITIONAL NOTICES

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Hello, Friends --

Please disregard this email if you already know for whom you will be voting in the Nov. 6 primary election; if you are still undecided, I offer you my humble suggestions. In either case, please remember that LOCAL RACES ARE EXCEEDINGLY IMPORTANT, so do vote all the way down the ticket. Vote-By-Mail ballots go out very soon; they must be POSTMARKED by the OC Registrar of Voters at 8pm on Nov. 6 in order to be counted, so get them in promptly. They can also be turned in at any polling place in the county or dropped off directly at the offices of the OC Registrar of Voters at 1300 South Grand Ave., Santa Ana, 92705; for more information, check their website at http://www.ocvote.com/.

I've compiled a list with input from individuals I respect who are in the know; I've also consulted my favorite source: the conservative voter guides, two of which can be found here: http://nancyspicks.com/votepicks.php?view=detail&id=35 and https://robynnordell.com/countyorange.aspx (my philosophy: let them do all the work and then vote the opposite way!). For most local races, I've only included those in which I either know the candidates or have had them recommended to me by reliable sources.

You can find my suggestions below. Please advise me if you have information about any of these candidates and/or issues that might warrant a reevaluation or if you know of additional candidates who deserve support. If you desperately need an answer on a race that is not included here, let me know and I will try to get an informed opinion.

HAPPY VOTING!

Peace,
Felicity
Governor: Gavin Newsom
Lieutenant Governor: Eleni Kounalakis
Secretary of State: Alex Padilla
Controller: Betty Yee
Treasurer: Fiona Ma
Attorney General: Xavier Becerra
Insurance Commissioner: Ricardo Lara
U.S. Senator: Kevin De Leon
Congress, State Senate & Assembly: pick the Democrat
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond
County Supervisor, 4th District:  Doug Chaffee
Sheriff-Coroner: Duke Nguyen

Local Mayors and City Councils
Aliso Viejo City Council: Tiffany Ackley, Gary Pritchard 
Anaheim Mayor: Ashleigh Aitken
Anaheim City Council, Dist. 3: José Moreno
Costa Mesa Mayor: Katrina Foley
Costa Mesa City Council: Andrea Marr, Arlis Reynolds, Manuel Chavez
Fullerton City Council: Jesús Silva, Ahmad Zahra
Garden Grove City Council: Mark Paredes
Huntington Beach City Council: Shayna Lathus
Irvine Mayor: Ed Pope
Irvine City Council: Farrah Khan
Laguna Beach City Council: Toni Iseman
Mission Viejo City Council: Mahmoud El-Farra
Orange City Council: Betty Valencia
San Clemente City Council: Jackson Hinkle, Jake Rybczyk
Santa Ana Mayor: Sal Tinajero
Tustin City Council: Sherri Loveland (write-in)
Yorba Linda City Council: Lourdes Cruz

Local School Boards
Anaheim Elem.: Ryan Ruelas
Anaheim High: Al Jabbar
Garden Grove: Katelyn Brazer
Huntington Beach: Bonnie Castrey, Martin Salgado, Diana Lee Carey
Irvine: Sharon Wallin
Los Alamitos: Olaina Anderson
Santa Ana: Valerie Amezcua, John Palacio

Water Districts
Irvine Ranch: Andrew Pollard
Orange County: Linda Zamora

Judges (primarily the opposite of what conservative websites recommend)
Carol A. Corrigan - NO
Leondra R. Kruger - YES
Cynthia Aaron - YES
William S. Dato - no recommendation
Judith L. Haller - NO
Richard D. Huffman - NO
Patricia Guerrero - no recommendation
Patricia D. Benke - NO
Joan Kathleen Irion - YES
Richard T. Fields - no recommendation
Art W. McKinster - NO
Douglas P. Miller - NO
Marsha G. Slough - YES
David A. Thompson - no recommendation
Thomas M. Goethals - YES
Raymond J. Ikola - NO

Propositions
1 - YES
2 - YES
3 - YES
4 - YES
5 - NO
6 - NO!
7 - YES
8 - YES
10 - YES!
11 - NO
12 - YES
Anaheim Measure L - YES

Other good sources for endorsed candidates:
https://www.cadem.org/vote/body/CDP-2018-Endorsements-Official-18-08-31.pdf
https://orangecountydemocrats.com/candidates/
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