Weekly Orange County Progressive


Thursday January 18, 2018     Issue No. 681


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SEPTEMBER show

Sep 28 Thursday 9am-5pm, Los Angeles: Statewide Domestic Worker Rights Enforcement Summit

Sep 28 Thursday 5:30-7pm, Anaheim: Trustee D.R. Heywood's Campaign Kick-Off Reception

new Sep 28 Thursday 5:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Jose Solorio Birthday Celebration and Fundraiser

Sep 28 Thursday 6pm, Irvine: PDA OC Chapter General Meeting

Sep 28 Thursday 6:30pm, Irvine: Artist & Inspiration-Visual Presentation of Social Inequality in SOCAL

new Sep 28 Thursday 8-10pm, Huntington Beach: Unconventional Lesbians: A Stand-up Comedy and Storytelling Show

Sep 29 Friday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Mex-Am / Raza Studies - Historic Legal Victory

Sep 30 Saturday 9-10am, Irvine: Farrah's Listening Tour: Stop 1 Hosted by Farrah N. Khan for Irvine City Council 2018

Sep 30 Saturday 10am-noon, Tustin: NOW Membership Meeting

Sep 30 Saturday 10am-5pm, Santa Ana: Expungement Clinic & Community Resource Fair

Sep 30 Saturday 1-4pm, Orange: Introduction to Canvassing & Voter Outreach

Sep 30 Saturday 3-8pm, Newport Beach: Divas Dialing for Dollars ~ Laura Oatman for Congress

Sep 30 Saturday 4-6pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America - OC General Meeting

Sep 30 Saturday 5-8pm, Anaheim: Campaign Kick-off for Juan Álvarez for AESD Area 2

Sep 30 Saturday 6-10pm, Santa Ana: Community Mural Unveiling


OCTOBER

Oct 1 Sunday 10am-3pm, Santa Ana: Really Really Free Market

Oct 1 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC County Assembly

Oct 1 Sunday 4:30-6:30pm, Irvine: Together We Will - 1st Amendment Rights Discussion w/ACLU

Oct 2 Monday 6-7:30pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees Volunteer Orientation

Oct 2 Monday 6-8:15pm, San Clemente: Democratic Women of South OC: Kevin de León, Senate President Pro Tem

Oct 3 Tuesday 6-8pm, Orange: How to Confront Climate Change: Lessons from the U'wa Nation's Struggle to Defend the Earth with Aura Tegría

Oct 3 Tuesday 6-8pm, Huntington Beach: Harley Rouda Town Hall

Oct 3 Tuesday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Concerned Citizens: UCI const'l law Prof. Leah Litman, 10th annual talk: "Whose th Court is it Now?: Merrick who? 'Nuclear Option' seats Gursuch, Kennedy back in center, big cases loom"

[Canceled] Oct 4 Wednesday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: Canceled Democracy for America-OC Regular Meeting

Oct 4 Wednesday 7:30pm, Santa Ana: OC LGBT Pride Monthly Board Meetin5pmg

Oct 4 Wednesday 8:45pm, Irvine: Climate Action OC Meeting

new Oct 5 Thursday 6:45-9pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC: Meeting with Hans Keirstead for the 48th

new Oct 5 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC: Civics 101 Training

new Oct 6 Friday 8:30-9:30am, Anaheim: Coffee with Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva D-65

new Oct 6 Friday 8:30-10am, Anaheim: Homeless Policy Working Group Meeting

Oct 7 Saturday 10am-5pm, Garden Grove: Movement School for Revolutionaries

new Oct 7 Saturday 11am, Laguna Beach: Voter Registration

Oct 7 Saturday 11am-1pm, Santa Ana: Fighting Hate with Love

new Oct 7 Saturday 3-5pm, Irvine: Democracy for America: Resistance Linkup

Oct 7 Saturday 3-6pm, Orange: 10th Annual Grow a Global Heart Auction

new Oct 7 Saturday 6pm, Laguna Beach: Candlelight Vigil

Oct 7 Saturday 8-10pm, Santa Ana: OC Film Fiesta Premiere: The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo

new Oct 8 Sunday 7:30am-4pm, Huntington Beach: Arlington West Memorial

Oct 8 Sunday 10am-1pm, Anaheim: Sharing Hope in Anaheim

new Oct 8 Sunday 11am-1pm, Santa Ana: Fighting Hate with Love

Oct 8 Sunday noon-3pm, Santa Ana: DeColores Queer OC screening of El Canto Del Colibri

Oct 8 Sunday 6:30-9pm, Irvine: Candidate Forum on Climate

new Oct 8 Sunday 7pm, Garden Grove: A Candle Light Vigil: Honoring victims of the Las Vegas Tragedy

new Oct 9 Monday 10:45am-2pm, Newport Beach: Protest VP Pence

new Oct 9 Monday 6:30pm, Tustin: Sierra Club Angeles Chapter, OC Sierrans Section Newcomer/Member Meet & Greet

Oct 10 Tuesday 11:30am-1pm, Irvine: Planned Parenthood annual luncheon

Oct 10 Tuesday 6-8pm, Aliso Viejo: Campaign Kick Off, Tiffany Ackley for Aliso Viejo City Council

new Oct 10 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Life after DACA

Oct 10 Tuesday 7pm, Los Alamitos: Democratic Club of Seal Beach

new Oct 11 Wednesday 6-8pm, Anaheim: National Homeless Persons Memorial Day Event Planning Meeting

new Oct 11 Wednesday 7pm, Huntington Beach: Residents for Responsible Desalination Town Hall

Oct 11 Wednesday 7-9pm, Tustin: OC Racial Justice Collaborative book club discussio White Rage

Oct 11 Wednesday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club - Shirley Grindel "Blueprints for Democracy: How We Vote"

new Oct 11 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats

Oct 11 Wednesday 7-9pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club - special guests Delaine Eastin & Hans Keirstead

Oct 11 Wednesday 7-9pm, Laguna Beach: Voter Registration & Action by One Country Over Party

new Oct 12 Thursday 10:30am-2pm, Irvine: Student-Worker Coalition: Support Campus Workers in their Fight for a Fair Contract

new Oct 13-14 Friday-Saturday 11am-9pm, Fullerton: Ethnic Studies Summit "Liberation, Autonomy & Self-Determination"

new Oct 14 Saturday 9am-5pm, Santa Ana: WELead OC's Barbara & Carl Mosen Girl Power Academy

new Oct 14 Saturday 10am-noon, Irvine: OC Peace Coalition Meeting

new Oct 14 Saturday 10am-2pm, Santa Ana: OC NAACP October Meeting

new Oct 14 Saturday 11am-1pm, Orange: Santa Ana Riverbed Roundtable/OC Poverty Alleviation Coalition community meeting

new Oct 14 Saturday 11am-1pm, Fullerton: Phil Janowicz for Congress Meet and Greet

new Oct 14 Saturday 11am-4pm, Irvine: The College Democrats at UCI MAUL the Recall! and Newman for Senate

new Oct 14 Saturday noon-3pm, Huntington Beach: Canvass to Flip the 48th

new Oct 15 Sunday 11:30am-2pm, Irvine: Dave Min for Congress Canvass Kick Off

Oct 15 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine general meeting with Delaine Eastin

new Oct 15 Sunday 4-6pm, Orange: Out Loud: A Social Justice Arts Event

new Oct 16 Monday 4pm, Anaheim: UUCA Economic Justice Ministry and Summer Of The People: The People's Homeless Task Force

Oct 16 Monday 5:30-8:30pm, Fullerton: United Nations 72nd Annual Gala - Shared Humanity: The UN Global Goals

new Oct 16 Monday 5:30-7:30pm, Irvine: Dave Min Meet and Greet for Delegates

Oct 16 Monday 7-10pm, Laguna Niguel: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club

new Oct 17 Tuesday 10-11am, Huntington Beach: Indivisible OC 48, Tuesdays with-out Dana

new Oct 17 Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm, Fullerton: Reception with Gov. Jerry Brown for Re-election of Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva

new Oct 17 Tuesday 5:30-9:30pm, Santa Ana: Tell Santa Ana City Council not to criminalize homelessness: by Jordon Holbert

new Oct 17 Tuesday 6:30pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats Meeting

new Oct 17 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Tustin: Mothers Out Front Tustin: The Case for Community Choice Energy

Oct 17 Tuesday 7:30pm, Orange: Cousins Club of OC: Americans for Israeli/Palestinian Peace

new Oct 18 Wednesday 5-6:30pm, Fullerton: Fruits of Labor: A Conversation about Labor

new Oct 18 Wednesday 6-8pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club General Meeting: Featuring Katie Porter

new Oct 18 Wednesday 6-8pm, Irvine: The People's Forum: Exonerees v. District Attorney

new Oct 18 Wednesday 7:30pm, Santa Ana: "Surviving Peace" with Cousins Club of OC

new Oct 19 Thursday 9am-5pm, Huntington Beach: Surfrider Foundation: Stop Wall Street Water from Taking Over Southern California

new Oct 19 Thursday 5:45-8:30pm, Irvine: World Affairs Council of OC

new Oct 19 Thursday 6-8pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees Social: Pizza with a purpose !

new Oct 19 Thursday 6pm, Newport Beach: NARAL OC Action Mixer

new Oct 19 Thursday 6:30pm, Santa Ana: OC NORML Membersip Meeting

new Oct 19 Thursday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Democratic Socialists of America: Running for Local Office 101

new Oct 20 Friday 9am-2:30pm, Santa Ana: 5th OC Women's Health Summit

new Oct 20 Friday 5-6pm, Laguna Woods: Resist this Madman. Join us in protest

new Oct 20 Friday 7pm, Anaheim: Stand Against Hate: Protest Steve Bannon

new Oct 21-22 Saturday-Sunday 8am-3pm, Irvine: Student Labor Organizing Conference (SLOC) 2017

new Oct 21 Saturday 8:30am-5:30pm, Escondido: The San Diego County Democratic Party's 7th Biennial County Convention

new Oct 21 Saturday 10am-noon, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: 48th District "Get To Know Your Candidates"

new Oct 21 Saturday 1-4pm, Newport Beach: Canvassing and Voter Outreach

Oct 21 Saturday 5-7pm, Costa Mesa: Beacon of Light Celebration

Oct 21 Saturday 9am-2pm, Costa Mesa: Fall in Love with the Westside

new Oct 21 Saturday 1pm, Fullerton: Rally to Rename Plummer Auditorium: KKK out of Fullerton:

new Oct 22 Sunday 2-4pm, Laguna Beach: Uprooting Racism Workshop with Paul Kivel

new Oct 22 Sunday 3-4pm, Brea: Moms Demand Action Membership Meeting

new Oct 23-Nov 5 Monday-Sunday, Irvine: UC Irvine Green Challenge

new Oct 23 Monday 4pm, Anaheim: UUCA Economic Justice Ministry and Summer Of The People: The People's Homeless Task Force

new Oct 23 Monday 7pm, Irvine: People for Housing OC: Irvine Kick Off Meeting

new Oct 24 Tuesday noon-2pm, Anaheim: Cultural Terrace Conceptual Master Plan

new Oct 25 Wednesday 11am-1:30pm, Irvine: Womem For:OC "Requiem for the American Dream"

new Oct 25 Wednesday noon-2pm, Irvine: Lunch with League: "Fair and Efficient Voting in OC and the U. S." Neal Kelley, OC Registrar of Voters

new Oct 25 Wednesday 6-8pm, Irvine: OC National Women's Political Caucus #MeToo group discussion

new Oct 25 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club

new Oct 25 Wednesday 6:30-9pm, Costa Mesa: Banning Ranch meeting

new Oct 26 Thursday noon-2pm, Irvine: UCI Housing Sustainability Fall Sustainability Fair

new Oct 26 Thursday 4:30-5:30pm, Brea: "Republican Budget Cuts Graveyard" Rally and Talk Session

new Oct 26 Thursday 6pm, Irvine: PDA Chapter meeting

Oct 26 Thursday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Planned Parenthood/OC Young Democrats Young Professionals Halloween Mixer

new Oct 26 Thursday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: ACLU Clean Dream Phone Bank

new Oct 27 Friday 7-8:30am, Anaheim: Quirk-Silva Breakfast Club with Chief Justice of California

new Oct 27 Friday 11am-1:30pm, Irvine: Conversation with Gubernatorial Candidate John Chiang

new Oct 27 Friday 6:30pm, Santa Ana: LGBT Center: Trans Action

new Oct 28 Saturday 9am-10pm, Irvine: Neighborhood Coffee Meet with Farrah: by Farrah N. Khan for Irvine City Council 2018

new Oct 28 Saturday 10am-2pm, Irvine: Neighborhood Organizing with Democrats Of Greater Irvine: Canvassing Schedule

new Oct 28 Saturday 11am-4pm, Fullerton: College Democrats of CSUF Young Progressives Day of Action: #Maul The Recall

new Oct 28 Saturday 11am-9pm, Fullerton: Ethnic Studies Department and FC STOMP Club Fullerton College Ethnic Studies Summit

new Oct 29 Sunday 3-4:30pm, Irvine: Katie Porter Delegate Meet and Greet

new Oct 29 Sunday 3-5pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: Potluck in the Park

new Oct 30 Monday 6:15pm, Anaheim: Housing is a Human Right OC coalition

new Oct 30 Monday 6-9pm, Newport Beach: Laura Oatman for Congress Halloween Birthday Fundraiser!

new Oct 31 Tuesday 10am-noon, Anaheim: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice community gathering

new Oct 31 Tuesday 2-8pm, Fullerton: SQE Fullerton Unity Block Party

new Oct 31 Tuesday 4-7pm, Fullerton: No fascist Milo in SoCal! No racist, sexist, anti-trans hate!

new Oct 31 Tuesday 7pm, Irvine: AIUSA Irvine Local Group 178 Group Meeting


NOVEMBER

new Nov 1 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Irvine: Reflecting on Race, Law and White Supremacy by Western State Law Review and 4 others

[Canceled] Nov 1 Wednesday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: Canceled Democracy for America-Orange County Regular Meeting

new Nov 2 Thursday 6:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC: Community Issues - Not My Toll Road and the Fight to End Human Trafficking!

Nov 2 Thursday 6:30-10pm, Irvine: MECha de UCI: Dia de los Muertos

new Nov 2 Thursday 6:45-9pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC: Season of Change for OC's District Attorney

new Nov 2 Thursday 7-9pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace and Justice Coalition: "I Am Not Your Negro"

new Nov 3 Friday 3:30-5:30pm, Fullerton: CSUF Economics Association First Annual EA Policy Panel

new Nov 4 Saturday 10am-noon, Tustin: OC CIVIC Training Immigration Detention Visits

New Nov 4 Saturday noon-9pm, Santa Ana: 15th Annual (Quinceañera) Noche de Altares

new Nov 4 Saturday 12:15-1:45pm, Anaheim: Anaheim Democratic Club Welcomes Delaine Easton, Gubernatorial Candidate

new Nov 4 Saturday 3-6pm, Huntington Beach: Sierra Club Political Leadership Award

New Nov 4 Saturday 4-6pm, Santa Ana: Democratic Socialists of America - OC general meeting

new Nov 4 Saturday 5:15pm, Santa Ana: Movie and Discussion: Dolores

new Nov 5 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: OC Green Party meeting - What We Learned at the Movement School for Revolutionaries on Oct. 7th: A discussion among attendees and you

New Nov 5 Sunday 4:30-6:30pm, Irvine: Together We Will OC - Building Coalitions: People, Process, and Pow

new Nov 5 Sunday 5-8pm, Irvine: Democratic Foundation of OC 2017 Annual Dinner

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

new Nov 7 Tuesday 4-6pm, Huntington Beach: Handmaids Rise: Resist! Persist! Prevail!

New Nov 7 Tuesday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Unique Barriers to the Criminal Justice System for those with Disabilities

new Nov 7 Tuesday 6:30pm, Fullerton: Fullerton Joint-Union High School District board meeting

new Nov 7 Tuesday 6:30-10:30pm, Fullerton: Fullerton Public Hearing re: 2018 District Elections Map

new Nov 7 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Irvine: CD-45 Congressional Candidates Forum

Nov 8 Wednesday 11am-noon, Santa Ana: Art in Context: Women in the Arts in America, Part 5

new Nov 8 Wednesday 6-8pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle Local Elections Action Team: Moonlight Mourning and Candleleight Vigil

new Nov 8 Wednesday 7-8pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats: A Discussion on #MeToo

New Nov 8 Wednesday 7-8:30pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club

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

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

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

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

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

new Nov 10 Friday 10:30am-1pm, Irvine: Women For: OC - Rise Up Against Hunger

new Nov 10 Friday 6:45-9pm, Fountain Valley : Democratic Club of West OC: Season of Change for OC's District Attorney

new Nov 11 Saturday 11am-2pm, Santa Ana: Habitat for Humanity ReStore Grand Opening

New Nov 11 Saturday noon-5pm, Laguna Beach : Democratic Socialists Picnic Potluck

New Nov 11 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Santa Ana: NAACP

New Nov 11 Saturday 1pm, Fullerton: Rally to Rename Plummer Auditorium: KKK out of Fullerton Publi

new Nov 11 Saturday 6-8pm, Laguna Beach: Planned Parenthood - Pink Out Party

new Nov 12 Sunday noon-1:30pm, Anaheim: Josh Newman & Connie Leyva Falafel Meet & Greet

new Nov 12 Sunday noon-2pm, Santa Ana: The March for Economic Justice and Housing

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

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

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

new Nov 13 Monday 7-9pm, Brea: People for Housing OC - Housing the Future: A Conversation Among Advocates

new Nov 14 Tuesday 8am-noon, Santa Ana: Fund Housing First to End Homelessness

New Nov 14 Tuesday 5:30pm, Newport Beach: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club: Voter Outreach & Personal Stories Part II

New Nov 14 Tuesday 6:30-9pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats Meeting

new Nov 14 Tuesday 7pm, Capistrano Beach: Progressives of South OC - the Indivisible movement

Nov 14 Tuesday 7pm, Los Alamitos: Democratic Club of Seal Beach

New Nov 14 Tuesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative book club discussion White Trash (Parts 2 & 3)

new Nov 14 Tuesday 7-9pm, Brea: Housing the Future: A Conversation Among Advocates

New Nov 15 Wednesday 11:30am-2pm, Irvine: Lunch With the League "The Politics of Protest: Social Movements in America"

New Nov 15 Wednesday 6-8pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club General Meeting and Officer Nominations

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

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

New Nov 16 Thursday 5:30-7pm, TBA: Planned Parenthood Pink Out OC Advocacy Night

New Nov 16 Thursday 5:45-6:45pm, Irvine: Rally: Convince Mimi Walters to Vote No on "Tax Cut & Jobs Act"

New Nov 17 Friday 8-9am, Santa Ana: Alzheimer's OC: Coffee with Representative Lou Correa

[Date change] Nov 17 18 Friday Saturday 10am-noon, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: Women's Rights Are Human Rights. Okay now what?

New Nov 18 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: OC Peace Coalition Meeting

new Nov 18 Saturday 10am-8pm, Huntington Beach: Oak View ComUNIDAD Fundraiser/Kermes

New Nov 18 Saturday 1pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club and Laguna Unites: Voter Registration- Winter Holiday Event

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

new Nov 18 Saturday 1:30pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State OC Chapter: Pot Luck & Annual Meeting

New Nov 18 Saturday 4-6pm, Orange: Democratic Socialists of America - OC, Reading Group: Introduction to Eco-Socialism

New Nov 18 Saturday 5-6pm, Anaheim: Interfaith Witnesses: Welcoming CAIR Annual Banquet Attendees

New Nov 19 Sunday 1:30-3pm, Mission Viejo, Friends of OC Detainees Volunteer Orientation

New Nov 19 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine - A Conversation on Ending Homelessness in OC

New Nov 19 Sunday 2:30-4:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Democratic Socialists of America - Wage Justice Clinic Monthly Meeting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Nov 30 Thursday 5:30-7:30pm, Seal Beach: Kick Off Event for Gerrie Schipske for State Senate 2018

New Nov 30 Thursday 6pm, Santa Ana: Poetic Activism

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

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

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


DECEMBER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Dec 13 Wednesday 6-9pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club Holiday Party - State Controller Betty Yee "What a Difference a Year Makes"

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

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

New Dec 14 Thursday 11am-noon, Brea: Indivisible CA 39 Weekly Office Visit

New Dec 14 Thursday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC: Write Your Reps: Holiday Card Edition

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

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

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

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

New Dec 16 Saturday 10-11:30am, Laguna Niguel: OC Resistance Revival Chorus-Women's March songs

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

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

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

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

New Dec 17 Sunday 1-4:30pm, Anaheim: Really Really Free Market

New Dec 17 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine Holiday Potluck & Meeting: "The Mimi Who Stole Christmas"

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

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

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

New Dec 18 Monday 11am-noon, Huntington Beach: SoCal Health Care Coalition: Rohrabacher! Protect Our Health! Don't Kick It For The Wealth!

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

New Dec 18 Monday 4:30-7:55pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle Environment Team meeting

New Dec 19 Tuesday 6-8pm, Brea: Stop the Protest Ban

New Dec 19 Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm, Aliso Viejo: We the People - Holiday Caroling

New Dec 19 Tuesday 7:30-10pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club: The Path to Peace in Israel/Palestine. What Issues Need to be Addressed in 2018?

New Dec 20 Wednesday 11am-noon, Brea: Royce: Oppose the GOP Tax Bill

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

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

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

New Dec 23 Saturday 10am-3pm, Fullerton: Celebrate the Holidays with Senator Josh Newman!

New Dec 28 Thursday 6pm, Irvine: Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter General Meeting


2018

JANUARY

New Jan 3 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Tustin: OC for Climate Action Planning Meeting

New Jan 3 Wednesday 9pm-2am, Long Beach: Protect the Wetlands Benefit

New Jan 4 Thursday 6:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC: Meet the Candidates

New Jan 4 Thursday 7pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace and Justice Coalition: Free Film: "A Very Heavy Agenda, Part 1"

New Jan 4 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC

New Jan 4 Thursday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: QTPOC Social Gathering

New Jan 5 Friday 7:30-8:30am, Cypress: Quirk-Silva Breakfast Club with State Treasurer John Chiang

New Jan 6 Saturday 9am-noon, Orange: Flip the House: Kickoff Pancake Breakfast & Canvassing

New Jan 6 Saturday 10am-11:30pm, Laguna Niguel: OC Resistance Revival Chorus: Practice for OC Women's March

New Jan 6 Saturday 10am-noon, Cypress: Community Cofee with Asseblywoman Quirk-Silva

New Jan 6 Saturday 10am, Santa Ana: OC Peace Coalition

New Jan 6 Saturday 12:45-1:45pm, Anaheim: Anaheim Democrats

New Jan 6 Saturday 1-3pm, Fullerton: Community Coffee with Sharon Quirk-Silva

New Jan 6 Saturday 2-4pm, Long Beach: The U. S., Israel, and Palestine: The Peace Process Continues

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

New Jan 7 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: OC Green Party meeting - Dangerous Plan for Nuclear Waste in OC

New Jan 7 Sunday 4-5:30pm, Costa Mesa: Our Revolution Costa Mesa: Weekly Organizing Mtg

New Jan 8 Monday 7-9pm, Fullerton: Indivisible CA39: Member's Meeting

New Jan 9 Tuesday 5:30-8:30pm, Capistrano Beach: Progressives of South OC: Our Very Own Nuclear Waste Dump

New Jan 10 Wednesday 6-9pm, Newport Beach: CA48 Candidate Forum

New Jan 10 Wednesday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Congressional Candidate Forum-CD 39

New Jan 10 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Indivisible OC 46: Sign Making Party for OC Women's March

New Jan 10 Wednesday 7-9pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd Assembly Democratic Alliance Monthly Meeting

New Jan 10 Wednesday 7-10pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats

New Jan 11 Thursday 1-2pm, Laguna Niguel: SoCal Health Care Coalition and Courage Campaign: New Year, Same Walters. Repeal the Trump Tax

New Jan 11 Thursday 5-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Candidate Fundraiser: Lauren Johnson Norris, Irvine City Council 2018

New Jan 12 Friday 5:30pm, Santa Ana: 2nd Fridays: Comadre Chisme Hour

New Jan 13 Saturday 8:30am-noon, Irvine: Martin Luther King Jr Teach-In & Training: Mobilizing for Justice in an Unjust World

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

New Jan 13 Saturday 10am, Long Beach: Long Beach Area Peace Network, Military Families Speak Out and Veterans for Peace: Long Beach Martin Luther King Jr Parade

New Jan 13 Saturday noon, Huntington Beach: OC Women's March Sign Making Party with Josh Lowenthal

New Jan 13 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Santa Ana: OC NAACP

New Jan 13 Saturday 2-3:30pm, Fullerton: Town Hall with Mark Takano

New Jan 13 Saturday 4-6pm, Laguna Woods: Meet and Greet with Dave Min

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

New Jan 13 Saturday 6-9pm, Irvine: Living Ubuntu: Intro to TRE: Connection, Compassion & Community

New Jan 14 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: OC Democratic Socialists of America LSC Meeting

New Jan 14 Sunday 4-7pm, Santa Ana: Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement Undocumented Tales - OC Screening

New Jan 15 Monday 10:30am-1:30pm, Orange: Onion Planting & Farm Vision Discussion

New Jan 15 Monday 4:30-6pm, Tustin: Candlelight Vigil for Zainab

New Jan 15 Monday 6:45-8:30, Laguna Niguel: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club

New Jan 16-19 Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm, Irvine: Refugee Awareness Week: Critically Engaging Refugee Narratives

New Jan 16 Tuesday 5:30-7:30, Corona del Mar: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club: Tax Reform Bill & You

New Jan 16 Tuesday 7-9pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats Candidate Forum For California's 45th Congressional District

New Jan 17 Wednesday 4-5pm, Mission Viejo: Conversation Lake with Delaine Eastin

New Jan 18 Thursday 7:30-10am, Orange: Understanding and Implementing SB 1000 Matters for OC

New Jan 18 Thursday 3-6pm, Santa Ana: #ProtectDreamers Phone Bank Advocacy

New Jan 18 Thursday 4-8pm, Irvine: The Science Policy Group at UCI: Letting Evidence Lead the Way

New Jan 18 Thursday 5:30-7:30pm: SAUSD Vice President Valerie Amezcua's Campaign Kick-Off

New Jan 18 Thursday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women's Club of South OC: Keynote Speaker Senator Kevin de Leon

New Jan 18 Thursday 6-9pm, Tustin: Gayle (McLaughlin) Gathering

New Jan 18 Thursday 5:30-7:30pm, Irvine: Feminism, Resistance and Revolution in Trump's America

New Jan 18 Thursday 5:30-8pm, Santa Ana: Resilience OC: Rally for a #CleanDreamAct and TPS

New Jan 18 Thursday 6-7pm, Irvine: College Democrats at UCI: Sign Making for the Women's March

New Jan 19 Friday 1pm, Seal Beach: Seal Beach Leisure World Democratic Club: 48th Congressional District Candidates' Forum

New Jan 19 Friday 4-5pm, Laguna Hills: Laguna Woods Democratic Club: Weekly Resist! Action

New Jan 19 Friday 7-9pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America-OC: General Meeting

New Jan 20 Saturday 8am-noon, Irvine: Feminist Illuminati carpool to OC Women's March

New Jan 20 Saturday 8am-1pm, Fullerton->Santa Ana->Fullerton: Women's March-Get On the Bus!

New Jan 20 Saturday 8:30am-1pm, Santa Ana: #MeToo Marchers @ OC Women's March

NEW Jan 20 Saturday 8:45am, Santa Ana: ACLU SoCal at OC Women's March

New Jan 20 Saturday 9am-noon, Fullerton: Homelessness 101 presented by Fullerton ACT

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

New Jan 20 Saturday 11am-1:30pm, Diamond Bar: TRI Counties Democratic Club

New Jan 20 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State - OC: Flicks for Thought - "Roger Williams: Freedom's Forgotten Hero"

New Jan 20 Saturday 4-5:30, Garden Grove: Garden Grove Democratic Club: community meeting on homelessness

New Jan 21 Sunday 10:30am-2:30pm, Fountain Valley: "Flip the House" pancake breakfast and precinct walk

New Jan 21 Sunday 2pm, Orange: Rally On The Riverbed

New Jan 21 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine

New Jan 21 Sunday 3:30-5:30pm, Fullerton: Meet Phil Janowicz

[Correction] Jan 21 Sunday 7-9pm, Diamond Bar: 39th Congressional District Candidate Forum is on the 24th, not the 21st

NEW Jan 22 Monday 5:30pm, Laguna Niguel: Women for American Values and Ethics: "Together We Rise" Book Signing Event

New Jan 22 Monday 6-7:30pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees Volunteer Orientation

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

NEW Jan 22 Monday 6pm, Orange: Democratic Party of OC: Central Committee Meeting

NEW Jan 23 Tuesday 5:30-7pm, Orange: MFSO/CODEPINK vigil at Traffic Circle

NEW Jan 23 Tuesday 6-8pm, Costa Mesa: Foley for Mayor 2018 Campaign Kickoff

NEW Jan 23 Tuesday 6:30-8pm, Brea: Justice for Dreamers: A Catholic Call to Prayer & Solidarity

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

New Jan 2524-26 Thursday noon Wednesday 3pm-Friday 3pm, Irvine: Peace and Justice Week: The Power of Advocacy

New Jan 24 Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm, Garden Grove: Campaign Kick-Off for Mark Anthony Paredes Garden Grove City Council (District 4)

NEW Jan 24 Wednesday 6-8pm, Irvine: National Women's Political Caucus - OC: Meet the Women Running for Congress

NEW Jan 24 Wednesday 6:30-9pm, Costa Mesa: Banning Ranch Conservancy Board Meeting

New Jan 24 Wednesday 7-9pm, Diamond Bar: The 39th Congressional District Candidate Forum!

NEW Jan 25 Thursday 4-7pm, Anaheim: Protest officer who fired at teens

New Jan 25 Thursday 7-9pm, Irvine: People for Housing

New Jan 27 Saturday 8:30am-12:30pm, Irvine: 2018 League of Women Voters US Program Planning

New Jan 27 Saturday 4pm, Costa Mesa: Meet and Greet with Hans Keirstead

NEW Jan 27 Saturday 5-8pm, Santa Ana: Woman's Day Fundraiser

New Jan 28 Sunday 9:30am-2:30pm, Santa Ana: AORTA workshop: Fighting the Systems - Desafiando la opresión en nuestras organizaciones

NEW Jan 28 Sunday 10am-11:15pm, Costa Mesa: Evolution Sunday

New Jan 28 Sunday 11:30am-2:30pm, Irvine: Moms Demand Action 5 Year Anniversary Event

New Jan 28 Sunday 3:30pm, Fountain Valley: OC Peace Coalition Presents Peacemaker of the Year Celebrating Community Peace Activists

NEW Jan 28 Sunday 4:30-6:30pm, Irvine: Together We Will: Monthly Meeting

NEW Jan 29 Monday 9am-9pm, Anaheim: Demonstration Against Inhumane Eviction of the Homeless Riverbed Community

NEW Jan 29 Monday 4pm, Anaheim: The People's Homeless Task Force

New Jan 29 Monday 6-8:30pm, Irvine: Racial Bias in America: How Did We Get Here and Why are We Stuck

NEW Jan 30 Tuesday 10am-noon, Fountain Valley: OC Clergy & Laity United For Economic Justice: community gathering

NEW Jan 30 Tuesday 1-2pm, Huntington Beach: Indivisible OC 48: Tuesdays Without Dana

NEW Jan 30 Tuesday 6-7:30pm, Anaheim: People's Coalition Presents: Truth About the Death Penalty

NEW Jan 30 Tuesday 6:30-9pm, Irvine: Local Climate Action Panel: How Southern California Can Act Now

NEW Jan 30 Tuesday 7-9pm, Irvine: Lynn Einarsson Woods: Transformational Political Conversations

NEW Jan 31 Wednesday 6-8pm, Corona Del Mar: Dr. Hans Keirstead for Congressal: Meet and Greet

NEW Jan 31 Wednesday 6-8pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Dem Club

NEW Jan 31 Wednesday 6pm, Irvine: Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter General Meeting


FEBRUARY

NEW Feb 1 Thursday 6-8:30pm, Newport Beach: Voice of OC: Op Ed Training

New Feb 1 Thursday 6:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC - Meet the candidate 34th. SD

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NEW Feb 1 Thursday 7-9pm, Costa Mesa: Andrea Marr, Costa Mesa City Council Candidate Fundraiser

NEW Feb 1 Thursday 7-9pm, Whittier: Whittier Peace Free Film Night: Bicycle Revolution

New Feb 1 Thursday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: QTPOC Social Gathering

NEW Feb 2 Friday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: LGBTQ + Allies Respond to the Murder of Blaze Bernstein

NEW Feb 3 Saturday 9:30am-noon, Irvine: League of Women Voters: Civil Discourse Facilitator Training

NEW Feb 3,4,10,11 Saturday/Sunday 9:30am, Garden Grove: Welead OC Campaign Candidate Training

NEW Feb 3 Saturday 10am-noon, Laguna Beach: Join Hands to Oppose New Offshore Oil

NEW Feb 3 Saturday 10am, Santa Ana: OC Peace Coalition: Meeting to Plan Tijuana Trip

NEW Feb 3 Saturday 10am-4pm, Santa Ana: Building Power through Grassroots Political Organizing Part 1

NEW Feb 3 Saturday 1-3pm, San Clemente: San Onofre Nuclear Waste Community Involvement Meeting

NEW Feb 3 Saturday 6-8pm, Newport Beach: The Future is Female

NEW Feb 3 Saturday 7-10pm, Irvine : Bowling with Democratic Socialists of America OC

NEW Feb 4 Sunday 11am, Irvine: Know Your Rights Workshop

NEW Feb 4 Sunday noon-4pm, Anaheim: The Really Really Free Market

New Feb 4 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: OC Green Party meeting - Mike Feinstein, Sec. of State Cadidate

NEW Feb 4 Sunday 4-6pm, Irvine: Meet & Greet with Farrah Khan, Candidate for Irvine City Council

NEW Feb 5 Monday 6:30-8pm, Irvine: Town Hall with Dave Min, Candidate CD45

New Feb 6 Tuesday 2-3:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Active Transportation Network - AHOC

NEW Feb 7 Wednesday 7-9:30pm, Costa Mesa: Indivisible OC 48's 8th District Congressional Debate Series: Women's Issue

NEW Feb 8 Thursday 8am-3pm, Anaheim: Association of California School Administrators: Making Schools Better for LGBT Students

NEW Feb 8 Thursday 5-8pm, Irvine: Reproductive Justice Initiative and LGBTQA Film Festival: Breaking Out of the Social Closet

NEW Feb 8 Thursday 6-9pm, Tustin: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice: Architects for Justice 2018

New Feb 8 Thursday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: Resilience Rising: Defend the Sacred 2nd Annual Gala

NEW Feb 9 Friday 7-9:30pm, Costa Mesa: 48th District Congressional Debate Series: Women's Issues

NEW Feb 10 Saturday 9:30am-1:30pm, Fullerton: Precinct Walk to #ResistTheRecall

NEW Feb 10 Saturday 11am-12noon`, Irvine: TrumpTax Teach-In with Rep. Mark Takano

New Feb 10 Saturday 1-3pm, Buena Park: Kickoff for Connor Traut City Council Campaign

NEW Feb 10 Saturday 4-6pm, Santa Ana: Meet & Greet with Tony Thurmond for State Supt. of Public Instruction

NEW Feb 10 Saturday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: Democratic Socialists of America OC reading group: Mexican Anarchism

NEW Feb 11 Sunday 1-5pm, Fountain Valley: Stand Up OC - Blue Wave Canvass

NEW Feb 12 Monday 6:30-8:15pm, Laguan Niguel: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club: Meet Senate Candidate Pat Harris

NEW Feb 12 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Newport Beach: Imagine Action OC: If you are not at the table, you are on the menu!

New Feb 12 Monday 6:30, Fullerton: Indivisible CA 39: Member's Meeting

NEW Feb 15 Thursday 6-8pm, Huntington Beach: Laura Oatman Fundraiser with guest speaker Marianne Williamson

NEW Feb 15 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Huntington Beach: Raising Trans & Gender Expansive Children

NEW Feb 15 Thursday 4:30-8pm, Buena Park: OC Labor Federation Candidate Academy

NEW Feb 15 Thursday 7-9pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC Action Night: How to Write a Ballot Initiative

NEW Feb 16 Friday 4:30-6:30pm, Irvine: Gun Control Now Rally at Mimi Walters' Office

NEW Feb 17 Saturday 8am-noon, Westminster: Little Saigon Tết Parade

NEW Feb 17 Saturday 10am-noon, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: What's the Deal with Single Payer?

NEW Feb 17-18 Saturday 10am-7:30pm Sunday 9am-2pm, Los Angeles: Citizens' Climate Lobby SoCal Regional Conference

NEW Feb 17 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church & State OC: Rabbi Peter Levi of the Anti-Defamation League

NEW Feb 17 Saturday 3-5pm, Anaheim: Justice for the Anaheim 3 / Hear their Stories / Show Support

NEW Feb 17 Saturday 4-6pm, Diamond Bar: Meet & Greet with Phil Janowicz, CD39

New Feb 18 Sunday 1:30-4pm, Santa Ana: Whose Streets? Film Screening

NEW Feb 18 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine February Meeting: Michele Goodwin

New Feb 18 Sunday 4:30-8pm, Buena Park: OC Labor Federation Candidate Academy

NEW Feb 19 Monday 3-5pm, Irvine: Rally for Gun Sense

NEW Feb 19 Monday 7pm, Newport Beach: Housing Is a Human Right: Collaboration and Execution

NEW Feb 20 Tuesday 1-2pm, Huntington Beach: Tuesdays Without Dana - Stand Against School Shootings!

NEW Feb 20 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Canyon Democrats: 49th Congressional Candidate Debate

NEW Feb 20 Tuesday 7pm, Aliso Viejo: Soka Univ Critical Conversations: Race, Justice and Mercy - Can They Coexist in America?

NEW Feb 21 Wednesday 11:45am-1:30pm, Irvine: Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council: celebrate Black History Month

NEW Feb 21 Wednesday 6-8pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club

NEW Feb 21 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Resilience OC: Expanding Sanctuary and Ensuring #DueProces4All

NEW Feb 22 Thursday 10am-2pm, Costa Mesa: Voter Registration Drive at Orange Coast College

NEW Feb 22 Thursday noon-2pm, Laguna Beach: Mimi Walters: No More Offshore Oil Rigs!

NEW Feb 22 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Fullerton: Brainstorming for Primary Election Success in Congressional District 39

New Feb 23-25 Friday-Sunday 9am-5pm, San Diego: CA Democratic Party State Convention

New Feb 25 Sunday 3-5pm, Newport Beach: Veterans for Peace Golden Rule Project: Sailing for a Nuclear-Free World - A Party with a Purpose

NEW Feb 25 Sunday 5-6pm, Irvine: Moms Demand Action - CA: Voter Registration Training

NEW Feb 26 Monday 6-8pm, Irvine: Iranian Americans & Civil Rights

NEW Feb 27 Tuesday 6-8pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club: Talking Across the Partisan Divide

NEW Feb 27 Tuesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative book club discussion: New Jim Crow

NEW Feb 28 Wednesday 11am-1pm, Irvine: Women For:OC - "Me Too" Beyond Harvey Weinstein Public

NEW Feb 28 Wednesday 11am-2pm, Laguna Beach: 45th Congressional District Democratic Candidate Forum

NEW Feb 28 Wednesday noon-2pm, Irvine: Lunch with League: Tracing the DNA of the American Charter School Movement

NEW Feb 28 Wednesday 6-8pm, Irvine: National Women's Political Caucus - OC: The Voice of Sojourner Truth


MARCH

New Mar 1 Thursday 6:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC - Meet the candidate 72nd. AD

NEW Mar 2 Friday 3-5pm, Huntington Beach: Rally for Gunsense - Throw Them Out - Stop the Violence

NEW Mar 3 Saturday 10am-noon, Anaheim: Free Training: Immigration Relief for Victims of Crime

NEW Mar 3 Saturday 10am-1pm, Huntington Beach: Women's Rally

NEW Mar 5 Monday 6-8pm, Fullerton: College Democrats of California State Univ Fullerton: California CA 39 Democratic Candidates Forum

NEW Mar 5 Monday 7-8:30pm, Brea: People for Housing OC: Housing the Future: A Conversation Among Advocates

NEW Mar 6 Tuesday 7-9pm, Irvine: CA-48 Congressional Debate Series: Immigration & Foreign Policy

NEW Mar 10 Saturday 5-8pm, Irvine: Women's Journey Foundation: 2nd Annual Making HERstory Event

NEW Mar 12 Monday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Indivisible CA39 Member's Meeting

NEW Mar 17 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church & State-OC Chapter: Dannie Casena, LGBT OC Center-Trans Rights & the Law

NEW Mar 24 Saturday 8:30am-3pm, Santa Ana: LGBT Center OC: OC LGBTQ Youth Convening 2018

New Mar 24 Saturday 9:30am-1:30pm, Santa Ana: Women For: 33rd Orange County Great American Write-In

NEW Mar 24 Saturday 10am-noon, Irvine: "Nevertheless, She Persisted" Women's History Month Breakfast 2018

NEW Mar 24 Saturday 2-5pm, Santa Ana: March For Our Lives

NEW Mar 24 Saturday 3-10pm, Anaheim: The Decolonizing Mental Health Festival

NEW Mar 29 Thursday 5:30-8:30pm, Anaheim: OC Labor Federation: 18th Annual Solidarity Leadership Awards Dinner

NEW Mar 29 Thursday 6-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Know Hate in the LGBTQ Community


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Sep 2 Saturday 10am, Fullerton: California Nurses Associaton and HealthyCA Knocks Every Door for SB562 @ Richman Park, 711 Highland Ave.
Join us to go door-to-door talking to our neighbors about SB 562, legislation that would establish a universal healthcare system in the state. We can't wait until the next election to start organizing in our community - we need to go door-to-door now! We'll start with a training and end with a debrief of our experience knocking on doors and talking to voters.Dress for the weather, wear your walking shoes, and bring snacks and water. We're going to have a lot of fun, get to know each other and our neighbors, and start to do the work in order to expand healthcare to all.

Sep 2 Saturday 10am, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine Neighborhood Organizing @ 58 Costero Aisle
We are reaching out to fellow Democratic voters in the Irvine community to organize and engage them in Democratic politics. To flip Irvine blue in 2018 and beyond, we need to activate as many Democratic voters as possible, and every Saturday is an opportunity for you to join DGI Neighborhood Organizers and canvass neigborhoods in Irvine. Please join us this weekend. Text/call: (949) 683-9852 for directions. Please park in the uncovered areas. Remember to bring your bag/backpack, hat, bottled water, sunscreen, clipboard, pen, charged up cell phone/device, and comfortable walking clothing/shoes. Wear a name badge/label, and if you have some Democratic Party gear to wear.

Sep 2 Saturday 11am-1pm, Santa Ana: Fighting Hate with Love Hosted by Kayla Westergard Dobson-Carlson @ 622 E. 4th. St.
**PLEASE NOTE that this event requires RSVP on EventBrite (link below). Also please note that some details are still being worked out and the date is subject to change. Location details will be provided upon RSVP. Thank you!   --   In the wake of Charlottesville, Laguna Beach, and the countless instances of violence and hate towards marginalized groups in our country and own backyards, we want to bring together the resistance community in an event benefitting everyone in Orange County with love in their hearts. More info: facebook.com/events/113031816048740

Sep 2 Saturday 11am-2pm, Orange: Santa Ana Riverbed Roundtable Community Meeting @ 635 N Eckhoff St Ste K
Come to our community meeting. We'll talk about our next steps to help the people in the riverbed and our county's growing homeless population.

Sep 3 Sunday noon-4pm, Anaheim: Really Really Free Market @ 1151 N. La Palma Pkwy.
Please read if you are new to the RRFM❤   **Bring stuff you don't need/want anymore!   **And get stuff you do need/want!   If you don't have anything to share you are still welcome to take anything you like (:   *If you are bringing items to share please only bring what you can carry (a bag or two) *Try and show up early (not 30min before we clean up) So folks have time to look and take items. This will also help us have less to clean up! more infol facebook.com/events/271591043333055

Sep 5 Tuesday 10am-noon, Irvine: Defend DACA rally @ San Marco Park, 1 San Carlo
Message: Until there is a permanent legislative solution in place [no clear bill supported], President Trump has a responsibility to protect and uphold the DACA program Goal: Create Accountability and Pressure towards local congressional leadership to support and defend DACA Demands: Targeting CD 45/Congressmember Mimi Walters To make a public statement in support of DACA // Denounce any termination of DACA To demand that USCIS does not share ANY data with federal agencies March to CD 45 Office/Circle Office Once and Return Potential Delegation to Mimi Walters office
OC Immigration Coalition   CHRLA Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights   OC Congregation Community Organization | OCCCO   Korean Resource Center   LGBT Center OC   OC Labor Federation

Sep 5-8 Tuesday-Friday 11am-1pm, Huntington Beach: The Clothesline Project @ GWC Intercultural Program, 15744 Goldenwest St.
The Clothesline Project is a visual display that bears witness to the violence against women. During the public display, a clothesline is hung with shirts, each one decorated to represent a particular woman's experience, by a survivor herself or by someone who cares about her. The first clothesline was hung in 1990 in Massachusetts and has since spread to communities across the country and other countries as well. GWC will host a week-long installation of a clothesline with T-shirts decorated with messages of emotion and hope.   Get involved in the movement by decorating a T-shirt on Wednesday, September 6ths from 11am-1pm to be added to the installation!

Sep 5 Tuesday 6:30-7pm, Santa Ana: Stand with DACA. No to Trump's racism @ Bristrol and Mcfadden
We have all heard the news that Trump wants to end DACA. We all know someone that is part of this program. The cancellation of this will affect 800,000 young undocumented students and workforce. Please come out and support our brothers and sisters. #defenddaca #commUNITY https://www.facebook.com/events/302354650228974/

Sep 5 Tuesday 6-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Undocumented & Unafraid March by OC Immigrant Youth United @ Sasscer Park, Ross & Santa Ana Blvd.
Undocumented "We will not comply" Unafraid. Advancing immigrant rights through education and undocumented youth-led community organizing.

Sep 5 Tuesday 6-8pm, Anaheim: Anaheim Homeless Policy Working Group @ Magnolia Baptist Church, 720 S Magnolia Ave.
We all need pack the church to be there countering nimbys

Sep 5 Tuesday 6:30-8pm, Orange: Habitat Night - Volunteer Orientation Hosted by Women Build-OC and Habitat for Humanity of OC @ Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, 480 S. Batavia St.
Join Habitat OC for our volunteer orientation to learn about the many ways you can get involved this summer. Help us build a world where everyone has a place to live.   Orientations are hosted the first Tuesday of every month, with some exceptions in observance of holidays, and are highly recommended to attend.   http://www.habitatoc.org/VolunteerSteps

[cancelled]> Sep 6 Wednesday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America - OC Cancelled
Meeting canceled. Watch for updates on future meetings.

Sep 6 Wednesday 7:30pm, Santa Ana: OC LGBT Pride Monthly Board Meetin5pmg @ OC Pride, 414 W 4th. St. Ste. N
Join Us for our Monthly Board Meeting. Bring some fresh ideas and participate in making the OC Pride Annual event even bigger!

Sep 7 Thursday 2-4pm, Huntington Beach: The Mask You Live In film screening @ GWC Intercultural Program, 15744 Goldenwest St.
"The Mask You Live In" is a documentary film that follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America's narrow definition of masculinity. Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, the protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence. Learn the stories of these young men and discuss solutions to help work towards gender equity for all.   Free refreshments will be served!

Sep 7Thursday 3-6pm, Santa Ana: Action supporting UFCW 324 contract fight with Food4Less @ Food4Less (Store #340) 2140 S. Bristol St.
Rally 3 PM - 6 PM Delegation 4 PM For more information, call George Doctorian at 714.385.1534

Sep 7 Thursday 5:30-8:30pm, Newport Beach: Democratic Women of South OC Meeting: Grassroots Organizing @ San Juan Capistrano Community Center, 25925 Camino Del Avion.
Tired of seeing Red in Orange County? Want more Blue? Learn how you can take action and turn your city Blue at DWSOC General Meeting. Agenda includes Democratic Party of Orange County 2017 Update and Plan to Turn the County Blue presented by Fran Sdao, Chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County, and Grassroots Organizing, presented by Linda May, Director of GRO DPOC. The number of people becoming activists, clamoring for political change, and the need for democratic change has never been greater. In this atmosphere, GRO*DPOC was born. Linda May conceived the project to harness the new enthusiasm, engage the electorate, and refurbish DPOC's grassroots program to turn Orange County blue. The short-range goal is to recruit 1,000 volunteers to become Neighborhood Organizers. The midrange goal is to turn out massive numbers of Democratic voters for the 2018 election and flip seats up and down the ballot. The long-range goal is to build a precinct leader, political system that will provide voters with an exciting and comfortable entry point to the Democratic Party, promote democratic values and serve the Democratic Party well into the future. Join us for this historic, change making, democratic foundation building journey. Dinner & socializing at 5:30pm (wine & beer served, please purchase dinner/drink ticket here) and presentation 6:30-8:30pm.

Sep 7 Thursday 5:45-9pm, Santa Ana: World Affairs Council "Losing an Enemy: Obama,Iran and the Triumph of Diplomacy" @ Orange County Mining Company, 10000 S. Crawford Canyon Rd.
Speaker: Dr. Trita Parsi, Founder & President of National Iranian American Council & author   Lecture - Book Signing Event   $10 Student/ $25 WACOC member, NIAC & NIPOC members/ $35 Non - memberTo register contact: orangecountyworldaffairs.org worldaffairs.org  or call 949-253-5751. His presentation and book will show that the conventional wisdom in Washington, even among supporters of the bill, are wrong.

Sep 7 Thursday 7pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC General Meeting: Death Penalty Dilemmas @ Green Valley Adult Recreation Clubhouse, 17250 Los Jardines W
Debates over California's death penalty policies have dragged out for decades, leaving the state mired in a system that is expensive, ineffectual, and too often traumatizing for the survivors of tragedy. Discover more about current death penalty consequences and why change is warranted from Bethany Webb, whose sister was among eight murdered in the Seal Beach Salon Meritage shooting in 2011. Bethany's narrative is both highly personal and deeply informed. "The death penalty," she argues, "is an empty promise of justice." Bethany Webb is a wife and mother of two, a mortgage loan officer, and a real estate agent in Orange County. She worked with Death Penalty Focus to promote passage of California's Proposition 62 (Repeal of the Death Penalty Initiative, 2016) and continues to advocate for justice, families, and the elimination of capital punishment in California. Her opinion editorial, "My sister was killed in the Seal Beach massacre. I still oppose the death penalty," appeared in the Los Angeles Times on June 29, 2017. Read it here: www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-webb-seal-beach-death-penalty-20170629-story.html . Doors open at 6:30. For info call Phil at 310-871-2083. Refreshments included. Membership encouraged, but not required. The DCWOC includes Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Seal Beach, Stanton, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach (including Sunset Beach), and Midway City.

Sep 7 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Garden Grove: An Evening in Solidarity with DACA Youth @ The Christ Cathedral, 1320 Chapman Ave
Join together for an evening of prayer, sharing, stories and faith in the wake of the announcement on DACA. If you have questions or would like to RSVP, please contact Cenia Martinez at 714/282-6029, cmartinez@rcbo.org.

Sep 8 Friday 10am-2:30pm, Huntington Beach: From DC to OC: Chickens of a Feather Collude Together @ Huntington Beach Pier at Main St
Indivisible OC 48 is excited to announce that Chicken Don will be in Huntington Beach! This is the same chicken that was featured in the tax march by artist Taran Brar. Standing 10 feet tall, Chicken Don will be at the Huntington Beach pier amphitheater. Chicken Don and Congressman Dana Rohrabacher collude with Russia. Dana recently traveled to London to meet with Julian Assange, who believes Russia did not interfere in the 2016 presidential election. Rep. Rohrabacher believes him. However, numerous U.S. intelligence agencies have stated that Russia did indeed interfere in the election. Congressman Rohrabacher supports Chicken Don's transgender soldier ban, the repeal and replace of Obamacare, and the removal of DACA. Dana Rohrabacher puts his loyalty for President Trump and Russian influences in front of his district, constituents, and responsibilities. He is unfit to serve CA 48, and must be voted out of office in 2018.

Sep 8 Friday 3-6pm, Fullerton: Action supporting UFCW 324 contract fight with Food4Less @ Food4Less (Store #508) 914 W. Orangethorpe Ave
Rally 3 PM - 6 PM Delegation 4 PM For more information, call George Doctorian at 714.385.1534

Sep 8 Friday 5:30-7pm, Anaheim: "And Still I Rise" @ Anaheim City Hall, 200 S Anaheim Blvd -> La Palma Park
Anaheim Youth Present the "And Still I Rise" march and vigil. Meet at city hall, march to La Palma Park, gather at La Palma Park for speakers.

Sep 8 Friday 6pm-midnight, Santa Ana: Chican@s Unidos Annual Fundraiser @ 412 N Sycamore St.
Save the Date for our annual fundraiser as we celebrate 11 years of resistance in Orange County and raise funds for our internship program. Research for change. Invite your friends and family.   Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3070970   More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/733476386854351/

Sep 9 Saturday 7:30am-noon, Orange: Activist Training in Non-Violence @ Sisters of St Joseph of Orange, 480 South Batavia Street
Let's get together to strengthen our skills, resolve and commit to further the need for nonviolence growth in our communities. Registration: $20 - cash/check at the door. Sorry, no credit or debit cards will be accepted at the event. Meeting in the auditorium lounge. (Follow signs)   Registration Opens: 7:30AM Arrival (coffee/snacks available); 8am to noon - Training will: explore in depth the causes and symptoms of violence; explore and discuss the impact of trauma on violence and what we can do to prevent creating more trauma for ourselves and others; The trainer is Ann Mbacke, Peace Advocate and and Trauma Support Provider. Sponsor groups include Orange County Peace Coalition Campaign Nonviolence, Pax Christi, MFSO, VFP, Enough, Senior Patriots for Peace (Seal Beach), Peace Builders of Orange County.

Sep 9 Saturday 9am-3pm, Anaheim: Friends Women's Conference: Stronger @ City National Grove of Anaheim, 2200 East Katella Avenue,
We are excited for our Annual Women's Conference. Tickets are limited so make sure to get your ticket in advance. Pre-Sale $10 or $15 at the door.   Check back for more details!   Doors open at 8:30am

[correction] Sep 9 Saturday 9:30am-3pm, Lake Forest Orange: OC High School Democrats Youth Activism Conference @ 1916 W Chapman Ave., Suite B
Orange County High School Democrats' conference for any and all politically passionate students.  The conference goal is to engage students who are interested in politics and empower them with the tools and resources they need to take action and get involved with on-the-ground activism and advocacy work. The event will be featuring multiple engaging speakers (TBA) and food will be free! RSVP on Facebook or email csun@hsdems.org. We will also have an opportunity drawing for two tickets to the Truman Dinner on Sep 23 where Keith Ellison will be speaking!

Sep 9 Saturday 11am, Orange: OC Poverty Alleviation Coalition Community Meeting @ 635 N Eckhoff St, Ste K
Come to our community meeting. We'll talk about our next steps to help the people in the riverbed and our county's growing homeless population.

Sep 9 Saturday 2-5pm, Lake Forest: Military Recruitment Protest @ 25432 Trabuco Rd
Imperialism=Extinction   We're protesting about the Emergency Issue of Climate Change! #Houston #Military #HighestEmitterCO2 #ClimateChange And saving lives, too!   Join the Socialist Party of Orange County in protesting and distributing literature detailing the U.S. military's effects on our planet's ecological systems (provided on this page) to both traffic surrounding and entering the station. If you can, please bring a signs that state "Imperialism = Extinction". Our hope is that this effort will raise awareness about the U.S. military's role in global climate change and will potentially give potential recruits some information that may factor into their decision to join the military. More info: facebook.com/events/5952562408629394

Sep 9 Saturday 2-9pm, Huntington Beach: Be The Cause & One Global Family's Potluck Beach Party @ Bolsa Chica State Beach
Join us or Be The Cause & One Global Family's Potluck Beach Party​!! We will be coming together for our 15th anniversary to celebrate EACH OF YOU and the many wonderful years of serving together locally & globally as Community Partners. We are gearing up and looking forward to many more years of selfless service, global service trips, and making a collaborative difference. This will be a FUN celebration in Huntington Beach, Southern California!!   facebook.com/events/1940705049507808

Sep 10 Sunday 7:30am-3pm, Huntington Beach: Beach Arlington West @ On the sands of Huntington Beach Pier
We meet up at the beach at (6th st. and PCH north of the pier) 7:30 and start the set-up of the field of crosses and other items. Depending upon number of helpers, this can take 30 minutes or over two hours. "Many hands make for light and fast work". Take down goes much quicker than set-up.  We will likely start  breakdown at about 3:00PM and hopefully have everything back in the trailer before 4:00.  Please join us this month.  If you have questions contact Jeff at  jeff.mfso@earthlink.net or call/text  562-522-4241

Sep 11 Monday 6:30-7:30pm, Fullerton: Healthy California and California Nurses Association SB 562 Town Hall @ 340 W Commonwealth Ave
When enacted, the Healthy California Act (SB 562), will guarantee that every California resident receives comprehensive healthcare services. It's like Medicare For All. Attend a town hall meeting in your area to learn more about this imperative legislation. RSVP Here: bit.ly/2gLA1e2

Sep 11 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Newport Coast: Candidate Forum @ Coastal Canyon Park Community Room, 6700 Ridge Park Rd.
Imagine Action OC is proud to present a Candidate Forum with Hans Keirstead - Candidate for US Congress, California's 48th District, Boyd Roberts - Candidate for US Congress, California's 48th District, Brian Forde - Candidate for US Congress, California's 45th District, Farrah Khan - Irvine City Council Candidate. Please join us for this important event and our Full Membership Meeting on September 11.   (Note: change of starting time 6:30pm instead of 6:45pm and change of venue, Coastal Canyon Park Community Room instead of Treehouse at The Camp where we usually hold our full membership meetings). This will be an exciting and informative evening! Please RSVP as we need to plan! Please RSVP at facebook.com/events/1110656069036641

Sep 12 Tuesday 4-7pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle Sip & Talk @ The Corner, 8961 Adams Ave
Come hang out and talk politics with other HB Huddle members in a casual setting. No work, no agenda, just fun. Look for the table with the lei's :)

Sep 12 Tuesday 4-9pm, Irvine: Advocating for renewable energy at Irvine City Council meeting @ 1 Civic Center Plz.
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are back-to-back record breaking storms. Climate change has increased the intensity of these storms, with heartbreaking results. It can be easy to feel helpless facing this problem. We are NOT helpless, though! Each of us, personally, has the power to slow climate change and prevent hurricanes like these from getting worse. In this Call to Action, we are asking you to speak briefly (less than 3 minutes) at the upcoming Irvine City Council meeting to ask Irvine to adopt renewable energy.   The Irvine City Council will vote on the first step toward adopting renewable energy this upcoming Tuesday, Sept 12. Specifically, they are voting on whether to approve a feasibility study for adopting Community Choice Energy. more info: facebook.com/events/114970975846120

Sep 12 Tuesday 5:30pm, Capo Beach: South OC Progressives: The San Onofre Nuclear Waste Dump Crisis @ 34700 Coast Hwy., Banquet Room of Agostino's
Dinner and social hour 5:30-7, meeting begins at 7. The speaker will be Donna Gilmore (SanOnofreSafety.org) who will update everyone on the alarming developments regarding the San Onofre Nuclear Waste Dump now being built.  What can everyone do about the nearly 2,000 tons of uranium and plutonium which will be stored for decades (or possibly forever) only a few miles away? Discussants will be Gary Headrick (San Clemente Green) and Roger Johnson.  RSVP necessary:  socprogressives@gmail.com

Sep 13 Wednesday 11:30am-12:30pm, Anaheim: OC Coastkeeper: Lunch and Learn - California's Water @ Muzeo, 241 S Anaheim Blvd,
*Please note, this event will be held at the Neighborhood Congregational Church in Laguna Beach.   Join us in September for our monthly meeting where Antonio Villaraigosa who is running for Governor of California will address the Laguna Beach Democratic Club and take questions. Please indicate on this event if you plan on coming as we need to select the venue that will fit everyone. facebook.com/events/1696323193714381

Sep 13 Wednesday 11:45am-1:30pm, Costa Mesa: Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council: New Clergy Welcome with Our 3 Mayors @ Costa Mesa Bahai Center, 1952 Church St
Join us as we return from our summer for our September luncheon/meeting welcoming all new Clergy and hearing from our 3 Mayors on how they build relationships with the houses of worship in their cities.   Luncheons are $12 with RSVP, $15 at the door. Please RSVP to farrah@firstdrops.org by Sept 12, 5pm. Cash and Check only please.

Sep 13 Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Healthy California and California Nurses Association SB 562 Town Hall @ 505 E Central Ave.
When enacted, the Healthy California Act (SB 562), will guarantee that every California resident receives comprehensive healthcare services. It's like Medicare For All. Attend a town hall meeting in your area to learn more about this imperative legislation. RSVP Here: bit.ly/2gLA1e2

Sep 13 Wednesday 6:45-9pm, Fullerton: Indivisible CA 39 meeting @ Fullerton Community Center, 340 W Commonwealth Ave.
This is the first of our members' meetings after "Summer Vacation".   We will discuss the Indivisible CA 39 actions and plans, past and future.   Bring yourself, your kids, your friends, your neighbors!   $5 TO HELP PAY THE COST OF THE VENUE is welcome (but not required).   Viviana Martinez will lead us in a short exercise in mindfulness, to focus on the here and now, as a kind of stress management technique for activists.   FEATURED SPEAKER - Don Han - Responding to the Rise of Hate in Our Community   Our FEATURED SPEAKER is Don Han with the OC Human Relations Commission , who will make a 45 minute presentation followed by questions and answers.   His program focuses on the individual, and how they can best prepare to lower the temperature when it comes to hate and promote peaceful engagement through our activism.

Sep 13 Wednesday 7-9pm, Fullerton: North OC for Responsible Gun Solutions @ 1981 Sunnycrest Drive
California police chiefs oppose concealed carry bill   Join us as we launch a letter writing campaign in opposition of Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (H.R.38).   Bring photos or computer print-outs of your children and other loved ones. We will be writing messages opposing this bill on the backs of these pictures and print-outs, so make sure that your picture is a duplicate or that it can be replaced. We will be using the pictures as note cards to send Ed Royce the message, "Not One More!"   Don't let Congressman Ed Royce turn our community into the next headline grabbing tragedy like Sandy Hook, Orlando, or Columbine.

Sep 13 Wednesday 7-9pm, Tustin: OC Racial Justice Collaborative book club discussion: Towards the Other American @ 17th Street Grill, 17320 E 17th St,
White anti-racist activist Chris Crass calls on all of us to join our values to the power of love and act with courage for a world where Black lives truly matter. A world where the death culture of white supremacy no longer devours the lives of Black people and no longer deforms the hearts and souls of white people. In addition to his own soul-searching essays and practical organizing advice in his “notes to activists,” Chris Crass lifts up the voices of longtime white anti-racist leaders organizing in white communities for Black Lives Matter. Come join us for a discussion of the book (even if you don't get a chance to read/finish it) and anti-racist activism.

Sep 13 Wednesday 7-9pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club - Special Guest Antonio Villaraigosa @ Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St Anns Dr.
*Please note, location.   Join us for our monthly meeting where Antonio Villaraigosa who is running for Governor of California will address the Laguna Beach Democratic Club and take questions. Please indicate on this event if you plan on coming as we need to select the venue that will fit everyone.   Antonio Villaraigosa served as the 41st Mayor of Los Angeles, California (2005-13), member of the California State Assembly (1994-2000), the Democratic leader of the Assembly (1996-98), and the Speaker of the California State Assembly (1998-2000). After being termed out of the State Assembly, he was elected to the Los Angeles City Council (2003) and served until he was elected Mayor (2005).

Sep 13 Wednesday 7-8:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Dems State of the Organization & Townhall Meeting @ Chapter One: the modern local, 227 N Broadway
Come join OCYD for a discussion of the progress we've made this year, opportunities to get involved, and a "townhall" part of the evening, where you'll be able to provide feedback & input into our direction looking ahead to the end of 2017 & 2018. OCYD is THE umbrella organization for young progressives & Democrats in Orange County, so come have your voice heard! We represent YOU!   Farrah Khan, candidate for Irvine City Council, will also join us to come speak about her campaign!

Sep 14 Thursday 5:30-7pm, Santa Ana: Planned Parenthood Orange and San Bernardino County Advocacy Night @ Provided with RSVP
Join us for our monthly Advocacy Night meeting! This is part of a series of monthly meetings to mobilize advocates, educate our communities about the importance of reproductive justice, and connect with community partners. You will also have the opportunity to meet with your local Community Action Fund representatives, other advocates just like you, and learn how to take action! For those of you who are regulars to these meetings, we challenge you to bring one new friend this month! It is our time to fight back and take back; we hope to see you there! Questions, please email:  publicaffairs@pposbc.org  Our meeting will be in Santa Ana, location provided upon RSVP.

[canceld] Sep 15 Friday 11am-2pm, Newport Beach: Protesting VP Pence @ Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Dr (Fashion Island)
Please sign up for text alerts by texting the word PROTEST to 84483 ** AS DETAILS AND LOCATION MAY CHANGE DAY OF!! Vice President Mike Pence will host a luncheon fundraiser for the GOP California Representatives that are vulnerable in the 2018 mid-terms. While he's in there pandering to the 1%, We, the People, will be outside participating in Democracy. Bring signs that share your unique concerns with our VP, but the overarching message will Trump and Pence Are Wrong For America! Tell Pence and the GOP that our country must represent ALL Americans no matter race, color, creed, or sex. Our Democracy should not be for sale. Pence and the GOP have offended, marginalized, and oppressed people and communities for far too long. It's time to loudly and boldly show them who we are. We are diverse. We are colorful. We are amazing. Dress and signage accordingly. There may even be an appearance by Chicken Don (the Trump Chicken). This event is co-hosted by Indivisble OC 48, Indivisble OC 46, Together We Will Orange County, Code Blue Orange County, and Women for American Values and Ethics (WAVE).** Please sign up for text alerts by texting the word PROTEST to 84483 ** AS DETAILS AND LOCATION MAY CHANGE DAY OF!!

Sep 15 Friday noon, San Juan Capistrano: Lunch with League: The OC Snitch Scandal with Norberto Santana Jr. @ Marie Callender's, 31791 Del Obispo St.
Mr. Santana is publisher of Voice of OC and an award-winning investigative reporter with nearly two decades reporting experience directly engaging with Orange County government institutions and decision makers. He has focused on local governments across Southern California, previously as a staff writer with outlets such as the San Diego Union Tribune and the San Bernardino County Sun. Click here for details, including instructions on menu order and RSVP. This event is open to League members and the general public. All are welcome. Bring a Friend. We're happy to introduce an Electronic Reservation form for our Lunch with League. As before, you're welcome to RSVP by calling/emailing Barb Wood. at 208-284-9167 oremail at barbjsocal@gmail.com. We're hoping that you will try out the new system by clicking on this Link. After completing the information, click "Submit" at the bottom of the form. You will have the option to submit additional reservations and/or edit your form. Response is required by Sept. 11 with menu choice. Cost: $20 for lunch, $5 for speaker only.

Sep 15 Friday 5:30-8pm, Orange: Summer Of The People: Housing, NOT WALLS @ Angel Stadium of Anaheim, 2000 E Gene Autry Way
This will be a picket event during the September game between the Angels and the Texans. We will gather on Orangewood by the parking lot entrance with chairs, signs, and flyers and proceed West on Orangewood turning North on State Collegeto the other parking lot entrance. This event is to raise awareness of the plight of the homeless residents of the Santa Ana Riverbed adjacent to Angel Stadium parking lot. The Angels are blaming the homeless residents for multiple offenses and are demanding that a 12 foot wall be erected between their parking lot and the riverbed AT TAXPAYER EXPENSE. So this organization, which could do so much to help those experiencing homelessness, is instead choosing to wall off these people. Out of sight, out of mind. A copy of the letter from the Angels administration to Orange County administration as well as Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait and Anaheim City Manager is in the Discussion section.

Sep 15 Friday 7pm, Santa Ana: The Earth in Crisis: A Call for Interfaith and Multi-Cultural Action @ Church of the Foothills, 19211 Dodge Ave.
Hear and discuss how a holistic interfaith spirit and inter-cultural cooperation will help to resolve conditions threatening world peace and the future of all like on the planet. Professor Linda Groff, Distinguished Professor Eritus at CSU-Dominguez Hills, will speak regarding the current ecological crises and host an interactive question and answer period. Topics will include The Antrhopocene Age: Human dominance of the Earth, Global Warming and Climate Change and much more. Dessert and coffee will be served. Please RSVP to EarthIncrisisRSVP@gmail.com. $10 donation welcomed at the door. Event is sponsored by OC Interfaith Coalition for the Environment, Church of the Foothills, Interfaith Council of OC.

Sep 16 Saturday 8am, Newport Beach: 3rd Annual Tri-County Women's Empowerment Summit @ Fullerton College, 321 E Chapman Ave
The Tri-County Women's Empowerment Summit Program, hosted by Fullerton College Ethnic Studies Dept., provides knowledge about resources and networking opportunities for a cross section of women participants by age, culture, and interest including college students, small business owners, nonprofit leaders, community leaders and elected officials to succeed and improve their lives. Each Summit has an expected attendance of 100 women ages 18-80 who seek to gain knowledge, learn about current trends, share resources, and network regionally with other women. The Summit's one-day program is broken into morning and afternoon sessions. Be sure to pre-register ASAP and select your option for lunch (included) by clicking on the link for tickets. Scholarships are available to cover the $10 admission. The event is free for Fullerton College students.

Sep 16 Saturday 9am-noon, Huntington Beach: Coastkeeper OC Coastal Cleanup Day @ See Below for Link
Make Your Beach #Trash Free. With our endless summers and stunning beaches, Orange County hosts 42 million visitors every year - all seeking an unforgettable California experience. However, with thousands of pounds of trash polluting our coastline, some Orange County beaches may not look so great on a postcard. Make a difference at your favorite summer spot by joining Coastal Cleanup Day - the world's biggest trash cleanup. Meet us at a beach near you to keep our beaches #ClassyNotTrashy. Where: Click here for location near you

Sep 16 Saturday 10am, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club Brunch with California State Treasurer John Chiang @ Clubhouse 1, 23822 Avenida Sevilla, PO Box 2254
Keynote speaker is John Chiang, California State Treasurer, on "Taking A Different Road In California". Doors Open 9:15am; Brunch at 10am. Enjoy Brunch by Jolanda Served Family Style at Your Table. Members $25; Guests $30. Once again, an Amazing Silent Auction. Plus, return of the Mimosas - for a small donation which goes to South County Outreach (Registration deadline is Friday, Sept 8th).   Pay for your brunch reservation with a credit card on the SECURE website which was created to serve only Democratic causes and candidates, ActBlue. Sign up: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/2017lagunawoods or contact us about mailing in a check. (For Laguna Woods Village residents & their guests only)

Sep 16 Saturday 10am-1pm, Huntington Beach: HBHuddle Meeting (all groups) @ Fullerton Community Center 340 W Commonwealth Ave.
Come join our next HBHuddle Meeting and keep yourself up-to-date with the current politics. Doors open at 9:30 AM and meeting begins promptly at 10:00 AM

Sep 16 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Huntington Beach: Pence Pushback Picnic OC Grassroots Rapid Response Hosted by Dr. Hans Keirstead for Congress @ 6622 Lakeview Dr.
Mike Pence is coming to Orange County to raise big money for Dana Rohrabacher with a $100,000 per plate dinner.   Join Hans for a barbecue and campaign strategy session on how to defeat Dana Rohrabacher in 2018.   All are welcome   Suggested Contribution $10 per plate.   Huntington Beach Central Park Pinic Shelter 6622 Lakeview Dr.   RSVP Contact Jess Carey at Contact@HansforCA.com   https://secure.actblue.com/donate/hbbbq916 more info facebook.com/events/1597449010554571

Sep 16 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Glenn Branch Climate Change Education and Church/State Separation @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.

Sep 17 Sunday 10:30am-2:30pm, Santa Ana: Meet Our Sikh Neighbors @ Sikh Center of Orange County, 2514 Warner Avenue,
Southern California has a vibrant, dynamic Sikh Community! Please join us as we meet our Sikh neighbors, learn about their traditions, history and culture...and share a delicious meal! We shall also discuss special challenges faced by Sikhs in the post 9/11 world.

Sep 17 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine: A Conversation on Social Justice @ Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
For our September General Meeting, we will be joined by Imam Atef from the Islamic Center of Irvine for a conversation about Social Justice in 21st century America.   We will have updates from the Democratic Party of Orange County, from our local officers, the College Democrats at UCI, and a special update from our neighborhood organizing team that has been knocking on doors throughout Irvine for the past 3 months.   We will have free snacks for all attendees!

Sep 17 Sunday 4:30-6pm, Anaheim: Teaching Climate Change: Dealing with Doubt & Denial @ Business Expo Center, 1960 S Anaheim Way,
Scientists overwhelmingly agree about the occurrence, causes, and consequences of climate change. But the public is not so sure. And science education is suffering as a result. Reviewing recent controversies over the place of climate science in state science standards and summarizing the results of a recent rigorous national survey of science teachers, Glenn Branch from the National Center for Science Education will explain how doubt and denial about climate change are affecting science education. More info: facebook.com/events/1506393852787348

Sep 18 Monday 5:30-6:30pm, Santa Ana: Renters Week of Action: Renter's Know Your Roghts Workshop @ Parking Lot, N Garfield St & Brown St
The Community Lands in Community Hands coalition is joining the national #HomesforAll campaign to lift up the urgent needs of the renter community in Santa Ana. The coalition has called upon the City to use public lands to alleviate a crisis in housing as well as other pressing needs such as open space and inclusive economic development. Santa Ana residents, youth and adults, family members, workers, and community organizations, is launching a policy campaign this week under the name "Permanecer y Prosperar", - a reference to local residents' rights to "Remain and Thrive" in Santa Ana, in spite of growing pressures of displacement. The Week of Action elevates the following demands:
1. Protect renters from unjust evictions and inhumane housing conditions;
2.Control Rent;
3.Control of land and development by local residents
See flyer for actions, times and locations.

Sep 18 Monday 5-7pm, Fullerton: DACA Know Your Rights Forum @ Fullerton College Wilshire Auditorium, 315 E Wilshire Ave
PLC's Immigration Law unit's forum will provide vital info, especially for impacted college students. Please share this information with colleagues, family, friends, contacts at agencies involved with youth, and any contacts you may have at local community colleges or universities. The event is open to the general public and parking is free, provided by Fullerton College. Attendees will be provided with information related to: The September 5, 2017 announcement on DACA; Who is eligible for renewal and who is not eligible; What it means practically when a permit expires; Constitutional rights, especially the 4th/5th amendments; Rights and responsibilities when it comes to employment (and alternatives to employment); The future of DACA, including pending litigation and legislation. A general Q&A session will be held at the end. We will also be registering individuals for assistance with DACA renewals at our September 25, 2017 Mega DACA Renewal Fair.

Sep 18 Monday 6:45-8:30pm, Laguna Niguel: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club monthly meeting @ Faith Episcopal Church, 27802 El Lazo
Join local Democrats in the Aliso Niguel community as we seek to advance our common goals: to fight for social justice, protect those who are vulnerable, provide economic opportunities for all, work to be good stewards of our environment, and elect Democrats who support these goals.

Sep 19 Tuesday 4-8pm, Santa Ana: Renters Week of Action: March to City Hall/Press Conference/City Council Meeting @ Latino Health Access, 450 W 4th St., Ste 130
The Community Lands in Community Hands coalition is joining the national #HomesforAll campaign to lift up the urgent needs of the renter community in Santa Ana. The coalition has called upon the City to use public lands to alleviate a crisis in housing as well as other pressing needs such as open space and inclusive economic development. Santa Ana residents, youth and adults, family members, workers, and community organizations, is launching a policy campaign this week under the name "Permanecer y Prosperar", - a reference to local residents' rights to "Remain and Thrive" in Santa Ana, in spite of growing pressures of displacement. The Week of Action elevates the following demands:
1. Protect renters from unjust evictions and inhumane housing conditions;
2.Control Rent;
3.Control of land and development by local residents
See flyer for actions, times and locations.

Sep 19 Tuesday 6-7pm, La Habra: Immigraton Forum @ 501 S Idaho St., Auditorium First Floor
Join us in registering voters in La Habra and volunteering at the Free Immigration Forum! Join us and you will receive a lot of information on: emergency family planning , Power of attorney or caregiver authorization affidavit.

Sep 19 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Orange: International Day of Peace Celebration Day One @ Traffic Circle, Intersection of E. Chapman and Glassell St.
Join the celebration featuring Luminaries at the Orange Circle. All peace and justice groups are invited to bring banners and signs.  If you are able to join us on one or more of these days, please contact me Pat Alviso, Military Families Speak Out OC/LB at 562-833-8035 or msfo-oc@earthlink.net.

Sep 19 Tuesday 6:30-9pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats - Science in the Age of Trump @ Norman Murray Community & Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way
Featured Speaker:   Science in the Age of Trump   A discussion by Professor Kevork Abazajian from 314 Action   314 Action is a nonprofit 501(c)4 that was founded by members of the STEM community, grassroots supporters and political activists who believe in science. They are committed to electing more STEM candidates to office, advocating for evidence-based policy solutions to issues like climate change, and fighting the Trump administration's attacks on science.   Dr. Kevork Abazajian, professor of Physics and Astronomy at UCI, will discuss the importance of Science in the Age of Trump and the role 314 Action is taking to aggressively advocate for a pro-science agenda in Washington, D.C. and in local and state legislatures. Come join us for what is sure to be a very enlightening evening!

Sep 19 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousins Club - Israeli/Palestinian Peace @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Iyadi Aflaq, a Palestinian-American was a Bernie Sanders delegate to the Democratic National Convention. He will talk to us about the differences between the Sanders and Clinton delegates on the issues concerning the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Discussion will follow. Please join us. Annual Cousin Club dues are $10. We would appreciate your support for 2017.

Sep 20 Wednesday 11am, Irvine: Emergency Protest: Republicans are coming after our health care... again @ Rep. Walters ofc, 3333 Mitchelson Dr.
It's an all hands on deck moment. Courage Campaign members will once again need to fight ferociously to save health care. Will you join us tomorrow at the office of Rep. Mimi Walters to demand she defends California's healthcare? Click here to RSVP. This is a red alert: Republicans in Congress are once again attacking the health care system. Their new proposal is even more cruel than previous bills. And if we don't act now, it just might pass.The new bill by Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Lindsay Graham (R-SC) would take a wrecking ball to the health care system in favor of letting each state decide what conditions and treatments can be covered by insurance -- and people with pre-existing conditions could lose their protection. And this isn't just an attack on American health care -- Cassidy and Graham are explicitly targeting California. They'll take billions of dollars in health care funding from us and give it to more conservative states in order to win the support of those governors and senators. It's politics at its sickening worst.

Sep 20 Wednesday 5-9pm, Costa Mesa: DACA Renewal Clinic by Orange County Immigrant Youth United @ Orange Coast Community College, 2701 Fairview Road
More information coming soon

Sep 20 Wednesday Dusk, Orange: International Day of Peace Celebration Day Two @ Orange Circle, Chapman and Glassell
Celebrate awareness of war and peace at OCPC's slide show of photos from war. This event is one of 4 events celebrating the International Day of Peace. For more info, contact mfsooc@earthlink.net or call 562/833-8035.

Sep 20 Wednesday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club General Meeting @ San Juan Capistrano Community Center, 25925 Camino Del Avion
Meet Four Democratic City Leaders to discuss the challenges facing our cities and communities, the importance of YOUR civic involvement, and how WE can reclaim our local city governments.   Join neighbors in city focused table talks and learn first hand some strategies and techniques on how you can make an impact in city government.   See full details here:   http://southcountydemocrats.org/events/general-meeting-sept-2017/

Sep 20 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Santa Ana: Radical Coalition Building in an era of Trump @ El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N. Ross St.
Radical Coalition Building in an Era of Trump This Ain't Your Nonprofit Coalition Isnpired by the youth activism in the past 20 years, Mr. Solorzano is interested in documenting the black, brown, "queer" and migrant voices that have shaped racial justice and migrant rights locally, and across the nation. By exploring traditional notions of coalitions and women of color feminism, Solorzano illustrales alternative forms of coalition building that can emerge and thereby reorient our notions of political identities and solidarity.   Rafael Solorzano is a Ph.D. student in Chicana and Chicana Studies at UCLA, who documents Latina/o/x resistance and activism in Orange County & U.S. South.

Sep 20 Wednesday 7-8:30pm, Anaheim: Summer Of The People Alternatives to Homelessness @ The Phoenix Club, 1340 S Sanderson Ave.
Alternatives to Homelessness is the topic. As of 8/11, we have the following speakers confirmed:   former State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly   Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson   Executive Director of City Net, Brad Fieldhouse   Anaheim city Councilman Jose Moreno   Becks Heyhoe of Orange County United Way, has also been invited to show a 20 minute power point presentation on Homelessness in Orange County the Costs to our Community, a study sponsored by Orange County United Way, Jamboree and UCI.

Sep 21 Thursday 10am-2pm, Huntington Beach: International Day of Peace @ GWC Intercultural Program, 15744 Goldenwest St,
Be inspired by art, music, spoken word and performances that express interpretations of peace and hope for a better world! Join us for an OUTDOOR ART FAIR and OPEN MIC showcasing artists from campus and the local community. Refreshments will be served!   Interested in showcasing your art or participating in the open mic? Please email icp@gwc.cccd.edu or stop by the Intercultural Programs office in the Student Services Annex to learn how to get involved!

Sep 21 Thursday 11am-2pm, Brea: Rapid Response: Rep. Ed Royce Say NO to Graham-Cassidy @ Congressman Ed Royce's Office, 210 W Birch St, Ste 201
Senate Republicans are trying once again to repeal the ACA. The latest proposal from Senators Cassidy and Graham specifically targets California. Their proposal would strip $28 billion from our health care system -- this is unacceptable. We are calling on Rep. Ed Royce to oppose this cruel proposal that puts our district at risk. News outlets are downplaying the bill's chances, but Cassidy-Graham has become a serious threat. If it passes, millions of people would lose health care. Medicaid would be radically restructured and deeply cut. And out-of-pocket costs for individuals would rise, while protections for people with pre-existing conditions would be weakened or even disappear. We can't afford to sit this fight out. We need to show Rep. Ed Royce that we will never let him steal our healthcare and we will hold him accountable for his votes. Join us at Ed's Office to demand that he defend our health care! RSVP HERE: goo.gl/forms/IlSAJ26cvrN2C76H2

Sep 21 Thursday 5:30-7:30pm/7:30-10:30pm, Santa Ana: Renters Week of Action: Santa Ana Active Streets Coalition Ride For Community Lands/Gentrification Tour @ El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N. Ross St. -> Laundry Love, 406 E Santa Ana Blvd
It'll be a SAASy stroll for the Community Lands in Community Hands movement to "Persist and Thrive in Santa Ana". We'll be riding our usual distances, but we'll be making stops at local vacant lots for short art performances and ending the ride at a lot party with our friends @ Laundry Love. * Bring working bikes If under 18 must have helmet
See flyer for actions, times and locations.

Sep 22 Friday 7-8:30am, Fullerton: Quirk-Silva Breakfast Club with Speaker Anthony Rendon @ Portola Pavilion C in the Titan Student Union, California State University Fullerton, 800 N State College Blvd.
Join Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, for a continental breakfast and talk about issues impacting California from an insider's perspective with Anthony Rendon, Speaker of the Assembly. Registration/Breakfast: 7am; Program Runs: 7-8:30am. Free parking reserved in Lot R. RSVP here, Claudia.Pena@asm.ca.gov, or by calling 714/521-6505.

Sep 22 Friday 5-9pm, Orange: Occupy the Orange Circle: The County Needs to Stop Homelessness @ 99 Plaza Sq.
Honda Center has paid Orange County to relocate the homeless population in the riverbed. A majority of that population is seen from the City of Orange. As Orange residents, we demand action from the county to provide a solution for the people in the riverbed. This is a time for communities to come together and encourage action from our elected officials.

Sep 22 Friday 6-8pm, Anaheim: Public Awareness Gathering @ Anaheim Police Department, 425 S Harbor Blvd.
We will be gathering monthly at the Anaheim Police Department, we will have an open mic for community members to come and tell their stories of police abuse, Anaheim police has a long list of victims who have lost their lives by these officers.. there are unreasonable officers employed by the city of Anaheim, gathering once a month will give the community an opportunity to learn about the deadly unreasonable officers patrolling their streets.and how to keep them accountable..   bring chalk   bring signs   bring friends   #StrongCommunitiesMakePoliceObsolete #APDstopCriminalizingTheHo meless #APDstopCriminalizingOurYo uth #APDstopShootingOurPeopleInTheBack   #APDstopDisrespectingDueProcess   #FilmThePoliceAlways #ACAB facebook.com/events/336149253479865

Sep 23 Saturday 8am, Anaheim: Health Fair and Citizenship Clinic @ Anaheim Convention Ctr, 800 W. Katella
Free Citizenship Clinic is Sat. Sept. 23 only and includes N-400 Citizenship Application Help, naturalization legal advice, citizenship courses, citizenship educational materials. Free health services are offered both Sat. and Sun. (Sept. 23 and 24) and include dental, vision, specialist consultations, flue shots, EKG, physicals, hearing, diabetes, cholesterol screening, bone density testing, mammograms and pap smears. RSVP at OCCORD.org/citizenship.

Sep 23 Saturday 10am-6pm, Irvine: Irvine Global Village Festival @ Bill Barber Park 4 Civic Center Plaza
The Irvine Global Village Festival is a multicultural event that features international cuisine, live entertainment, demonstrations and a kids village with arts and activities.   Parking and admission is free!   Come join the fun!   For more information about the event or our band, please visit the http://legacy.cityofirvine.org/globalvillage

Sep 23 Saturday/Sunday 10am, Irvine: Plant Fest / APRL fundraiser @ Tanaka Farms, 5380 3/4 University Dr,
Head over to Tanaka Farms for our first ever Plant Fest! What better place to celebrate the plants we eat than on the farm that grows them?   Come spend the day on a real, producing, local farm! (And eat lots of yummy vegan food while you're there!)   The best part? A portion of all sales goes to an animal rescue group!   This event is sure to be fun for the whole family!   Vegan Food Trucks - Cooking Demonstrations - Speakers - Cruelty Free Shopping - Fresh Produce - U-Pick Farm Tours - Kid's Activities - Music - Fun!   ~ 20+ Vendors!~   FREE ADMISSION! FREE PARKING!   Plant Fest is a partnership between Tanaka Farms and SoCal VegFest as a fundraiser for the Animal Protection and Rescue League (APRL) - a 501c(3) organization. facebook.com/events/119629902032837

Sep 23 Saturday 9am, Fullerton: Rally to Rename Plummer Auditorium: KKK out of Fullerton @ 25432 Louis E Plummer, Auditorium 201 E Chapman Ave.
Orange County was a stronghold for the KKK in the 1920s. Louis Plummer was a member of the KKK in Fullerton.   The Plummer Auditorium sits adjacent to the campus of Fullerton High School and serves as a venue for school functions and for the performing arts.   It is time that we stop honoring Fullerton's racist/Nativist past. We need to rename the Plummer Auditorium. Such an important building for the community must not continue to bear the name of a white supremacist, KKK member.   Details of the program:   I'm in the process of lining up speakers knowledgeable on California History and local musical artists and poets. The date may change as well.   History: http://www.laprogressive.com/orange-county-kkk-roots/amp/   http://www.ocweekly.com/news/welcome-to-ku-klux-kounty-6425325

Sep 23 Saturday 9:30am, Fullerton: Josh Newman SuperWalk @ 153 N Raymond
Please join Friends of Josh Newman this weekend for a SuperWalk to #MaulTheRecall. Republicans are coming after Sen. Josh Newman in a desperate bid to regain relevance in Sacramento. They have been caught lying and cheating, and we can't let them get away with it. If we lose this seat, we lose our ability to pass urgent, progressive legislation--like the Clean Money Act, which only passed last week because of our Democratic supermajority in the Legislature. That's why Democrats must get organized to #MaulTheRecall. Come early at 9am for donuts and coffee. Contact info@dontsignrecall.com or 714/307-9749.

Sep 23 Saturday 11am-1pm, Orange: Santa Ana Riverbed Roundtable/OC Poverty Alleviation Coalition Community Meeting @ 635 N Eckhoff St Ste K
Come to our community meeting. We'll talk about our next steps to help the people in the riverbed and our county's growing homeless population.

Sep 23 Saturday 1:30-3:30pm, Orange: Celebrate and Onward Together: Hillary Volunteers Thank You Celebration @ UA Local 582, 1916 W. Chapman Avenue
80 Years in the Making ....   You turned the OC BLUE!!!   Additional Information, including   RSVP, coming soon.facebook.com/events/508520862814379

Sep 23 Saturday 4-7pm, Santa Ana: Renters Week of Action: City Rising Screening/Reclaim!Remain!Rebuild! Poster Exhibit @ El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N. Ross St.
The Community Lands in Community Hands coalition is joining the national #HomesforAll campaign to lift up the urgent needs of the renter community in Santa Ana. The coalition has called upon the City to use public lands to alleviate a crisis in housing as well as other pressing needs such as open space and inclusive economic development. Santa Ana residents, youth and adults, family members, workers, and community organizations, is launching a policy campaign this week under the name "Permanecer y Prosperar", - a reference to local residents' rights to "Remain and Thrive" in Santa Ana, in spite of growing pressures of displacement. The Week of Action elevates the following demands:
1. Protect renters from unjust evictions and inhumane housing conditions;
2.Control Rent;
3.Control of land and development by local residents
See flyer for actions, times and locations.

Sep 23 Saturday 5:30-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Democratic Party of OC 23rd Annual Harry S. Truman Awards Dinner with Congressman Keith Ellison, DNC Deputy Chair @ Hildon Orange County, 3050 Bristol St.
The Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) hosts Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN), Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee, for the 23rd Annual Harry S. Truman Awards Dinner. The Truman Dinner is an annual tradition in Orange County politics. Each year the Democratic Party of Orange County honors awardees and raises crucial funds for grassroots organizing and elections. This year's dinner occurs in a successful growth year for Democrats in Orange County. New chartered Democratic Clubs jumped by 25% in 2017 and the party launched GRO-DPOC, a new grassroots organizing program serving hundreds of key voter precincts. Link for tickets: https://secure.actblue.c om/donate/trumantickets2017 Phone/Email: (714) 634-3367, Truman@OCdemocrats.org

Sep 23 Saturday 6pm, Stanton: Interfaith Unity Banquet @ Stanton Civic Center, 7800 Katella Ave.
Please join the Interfaith Council of Stanton, Garden Grove and Westminster as we highlight courageous and authentic members of our community. Event will include live music and entertainment, youth awards, spirit in action awards, silent auction, monologues of courage and authenticity, delicious vegetarian dinner, unity ritual. Reserve your ticket today. $25 per person; $15 per student. Contact gginterfaith@gmail.com  or 714/467-5354.

Sep 24 Sunday 1-3:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative NLG Legal Observer Training @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th. St.
A representative from the Orange County chapter of the National Lawyers Guild will be providing Legal Observer training. The Legal Observer program is part of a comprehensive system of legal support by the NLGs Mass Defense Committee designed to enable people to express their political views as fully as possible without unconstitutional disruption or interference by the police and with the fewest possible consequences from the criminal justice system. The presence of Legal Observers may serve as a deterrent to unconstitutional behavior by law enforcement during a demonstration. More info:   https://www.facebook.com/events/274041493083006/4

Sep 24 Sunday 1-4pm, La Habra: Canvassing Day of Action @ Oeste Park, 2300 W Lambert Rd
La Habra needs your help! To flip the 39th we need to meet voters where they are and have real conversations with them about the issues that matter. We'll be doing all of our canvassing on a smartphone, so please bring a fully charged smartphone.  If you don't have one, don't fret, we'll partner you with someone who does. I'll bring all of the supplies we need, too. Please RSVP at the link below, or reach out to me directly at steven.timberman@gmail.com or https://actionnetwork.org/events/canvassing-in-ca-39-2

Sep 24 Sunday 2pm, Laguna Beach: Anti-Fascism Rally by Democratic Socialists of America - OC @ Main Beach
Come join us on September 24th to counter the fascists final attempt at their America First rally! Just last week 2500 of us showed them that Orange County would not stand for their racism, hate, and violence, and that we stood together with love and solidarity.   Many details are still being worked out, but save the date, free up your Sunday afternoon, and start making signs

Sep 24 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Moms Demand Action OC Members Meeting @ Panera Bread, 6372 Irvine Boulevard
Please join us to discuss upcoming gun violence prevention efforts....specifically work to #StopCCR! Please RSVP below:   https://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/6808/signup/

Sep 24 Sunday 4:30-6:30pm, Irvine: Together We Will Flipping Our Congressional Districts @ IRWD Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Join us in registering voters in La Habra and volunteering at the Free Immigration Forum! Join us and you will receive a lot of information on: emergency family planning , Power of attorney or caregiver authorization affidavit.

Sep 24 Sunday 5-7pm, Orange: 52nd Annual Farm Worker Celebration @ Sisters of St. Joseph Multipurpose Room, 480 S. Batavia
Join OC Interfaith Committee to Aid Farm Workers for their National Farm Worker Ministry fundraiser. We are very excited to welcome Peter O'Driscoll, Executive Director of the Equitable Food Initiative (EFI), as our speaker. nfwm.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/August-2017-Newsletter.pdf   5PM Silent Auction/ Social Hour 6PM Dinner 7PM Program   Pre-paid Reservations by September 18th please: Make your check out to NFWM $25 per person ($10 students) and $30 at the door Send to Suzanne Darweesh 2104 Hilltop Court, Fullerton, CA 92831 Contributions to the silent auction are always welcome. Contact Suzanne at sdarweesh@aol.com for more information.

Sep 25 Monday 11am-4pm, Irvine: College Democrats at UCI Boothing the Anteater Involvement Fair @ Univ of CA, Irvine
Want to get involved in politics but don't know where to start? Come visit the College Democrats at UCI booth at the Anteater Involvement Fair! You can find out more information about our club, sign up for events, grab some free candy, meet the board members, and take pictures with cutouts of Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders! Our first general meeting will be Thursday, October 5 talking about progressive politics in OC with former State Senator Joe Dunn. And we'll have free pizza!! For exact location, email collegedems.uci@gmail.com

Sep 25 Monday noon-8pm, Orange: OC Immigrant Youth United DACA Renewal Clinic @ El Modena Community Family Resource Center1, 8672 E Center Ave.
If you need to renew your DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) please check out this event. If your permit expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018, your renewal application must be be submitted before October 5, 2017. What do you need to bring?   - Work permit or ID (License, Passport, or any other type of ID); Applicant; Previous application; Check or Money Order for $495; two passport style pictures; Social Security card. If you are interested in volunteering please fill out the following google form: goo.gl/forms/Q0mB4V7mrJJkmQC83

Sep 25 Monday 6-8pm, Irvine: Queer, Trans & Allies Resist Hate @ McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks, 2000 Main St.
The Log Cabin Republicans are hosting blatantly anti-trans rights speakers at their monthly meeting - Cecilia Iglesias, Gail Heriot and Angie Cano. Local activists rsvp'd to the event. When the local activists let the Log Cabin Republicans know that their invited speakers were threats to the LGBT community, the group made the event "members only" and cancelled the activists reservations.   We are going to show up anyway! Join us! Bring signs and Trans and Pride Flags! We will meet outside of the restaurant and make sure these people know that LGBT activists and allies do not do hate!   facebook.com/events/1577792252278615

Sep 25 Monday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Voter Registration & Engagement @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St
Code Blue and One Country Over Party have joined forces with IOC48, Pantsuit Nation, HB Huddle, OC Progressive, Imagine Action, Swell, Wave, TWW, Laguna Unites, Courage Campaign, Clean Votes, and SwingSocalLeft to organize a bad ass ground game! We are registering voters in hotspot locations, recruiting volunteers, and collecting commitment to vote postcards. Come get trained and sign up for a shift. Open to the public. Training will be provided by Sara Holland, who is an experienced community organizer. She spent months in the Nevada desert in 2008 as the assistant to the state field director for Obama For America. She interned in Senator Feinstein's office, and worked on democracy and peace building issues at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy while earning her Master's Degree in International Politics at Queen's University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where she lived for almost a decade. She is also a teacher for Los Angeles Unified where she is active in organizing for public schools and against privatization of education. All of her experiences tell her that democracy lives and dies in the field of every campaign. Doors Open at 6:45pm. Meeting will begin at 7:00 pm sharp. Please consider bringing refreshments to share with the group.

Sep 26 Tuesday 9am-noon, Santa Ana: OC Board of Supervisors Meeting @ 333 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
We need to maintain a presence at the OC Board of Supervisors meetings. Please attend and voice your public comments.   Invite & SHARE this event!   #RiverbedRescue #ThisHasToStop   ************************** **************   DETAILS:   Parking   - There is no parking validation   - This location charges $1 per hour:

Sep 26 Tuesday 10am-noon, Irvine: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice: OC Clergy & Community Gathering @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy,
We look forward to a time of conversation about the economic justice issues that our comunities are facing. With the power of faith, hope, and solidarity we can achieve transformation in our communities.   As a distinguished faith and community leader, please join us in our efforts to break down barriers, and to further expand economic opportunity for all.   If you plan on attending, please RSVP to:   iarellano@cluejustice.org   Light refreshments will be provided.   #CLUEJustice #SacredRESISTANCE

Sep 26 Tuesday 3-5pm, Santa Ana: Community Action Fund of PPOSBC, Adopt-a-state Phonebanks
We are on HIGH ALERT as GOP leadership in DC are making an aggressive, last-minute push to repeal the Affordable Care Act and defund Planned Parenthood.   It is more critical than ever that we flood the phones with calls to Senate targets. Please join the fight and help save the ACA!   To sign up for a shift, RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2xozclb

Sep 26 Tuesday 6-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Artesia Pilar Neighborhood Association - APNA: Neighborhood Meeting @ George Washington Carver Elementary, 1401 W Santa Ana Blvd,
Discussion items: Santa Ana planning will address development areas in our neighborhood such as the Street Car development along SA Blvd and 5th Street, Tiny Tim plaza and the Bristol widening project. Come hear the pro and cons.   Future Events:   October: Pumpkin Patch at El Salvador Garden   December: Annual Posada at the Park

Sep 26 Tuesday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Santa Ana Jail Reuse Community Forum @ Celebration Church, 555 East Memory Lane
We will be meeting to gather community input and have a discussion around how the Santa Ana Jail can be reused.

Sep 27 Wednesday 11am, Irvine: Women For:OC - Kathleen K. Treseder on Climate Change and How You Can Help @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 5 Riparian View
Kathleen Treseder is a professor in the UCI School of Biological and Evolutionary Biology. Dr. Treseder received her Ph.D from Stanford University in 1999. She is widely published and her interests are Microbial biogeochemistry , ecosystem ecology and global change. She has received a number of fellowships and excellence in teaching awards. She was also named as one of 33 young women likely to influence their respective fields in the 21st. century. In July of this year she was profiled in an Orange County Register story that said "Treseder, an ecology professor who specializes in global warming, is a leader in an emerging area of study, one that looks at the role played by solid and its related components - including mushrooms and other fungi - when it comes to keeping carbon out of the atmosphere." Her talk will focus on what climate chamge will bring to Orange County and what we cn do to combat i, including our outreach to our members of Congress. Please join is for this vital discussion. womenforoc@aol.com http://www.womenfororangecounty.org

Sep 27 Wednesday 2-3pm, Laguna Hills: Urgent Action: Mimi Walters, vote NO on ACA Repeal! @ Saddleback Memorial, 24451 Health Center Dr
Senate Republicans are trying once again to KILL the ACA, and now they have coalesced around the idea of specifically targeting blue states like California. This latest iteration, known as Graham-Cassidy, would, in just a decade, strip $57.5 BILLION PER YEAR from California's health care system -- this is unacceptable! We are calling on Rep. Mimi Walters to oppose this cruel proposal that puts her district at serious risk. ALL Californian representatives must put the interest of their constituents and the residents of our state ABOVE PARTY! Mimi Walters, we ask that you say NO on ACA repeal!facebook.com/events/134347790520957r

Sep 27 Wednesday 6-8pm, Irvine: Moving Forward with Healthcare Reform @ Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Dr. Bill Honigman presents Healthcare is a human right. Hosted by National Women's Political Caucus

Sep 27 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club Meeting @ Costa Mesa Senior Center, 695 West 19th St
We will take a closer look at what is on the Democratic Party national platform. We are Democrats, but we may not have taken time to get to know all the good stuff that's stated in it. What does the platform have in common with the values of most independents? Understanding the platform better gives us the power to bring more independents over to our side of the playing field. At this meeting, we will also host at least one contender for Congress in the 48th district.

Sep 28 Thursday 9am-5pm, Los Angeles: Statewide Domestic Worker Rights Enforcement Summit @ Pilipino Workers Center, 153 Glendale Blvd
California Domestic Workers Coalition is charting the path towards dignified standards in the domestic worker industry. We are excited to convene over 60+ organizers, domestic worker leaders, and other key stakeholders from across the state and from a broad range of worker organizations - some who've been organizing domestic workers for decades and others that are exploring how to support women workers in their worker centers. Find below our summary of logistics, agenda and goals. And please make sure to register for yourself and your group as soon as possible, no later than September 8th here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf6yOxbvtiiAR1NrJZsa75_TCs-lvP44ARL_fyE93uy2xq4Bw/viewform

Sep 28 Thursday 5:30-7pm, Anaheim: Trustee D.R. Heywood's Campaign Kick-Off Reception @ 902 W Broadway
We're kicking off Trustee D.R. Heywood's re-election campaign for Anaheim Elementary School Board at the home of Mitch & Sherry Caldwell. Join us! Suggested Contribution Levels:   Champion $2,500 | Sponsor $1,000 | Host $500 | Supporter $250 | Friend $125. Contribute online at VoteHeywood.com

new Sep 28 Thursday 5:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Jose Solorio Birthday Celebration and Fundraiser @ Antonello Ristorante, 3800 South Plaza Dr
Join Jose Solorio tomorrow for his 47th birthday celebration and fundraiser. Solorio will provide update on major upcoming projects in Santa Ana. Sponsorship & ticket prices range from $47 to $1,000. To RSVP & for more info, contact Michele Newman, 818-585-4601, MicheleANewman@gmail.com or Jose Solorio, 714-514-6233, Jose@JoseSolorio.com.

Sep 28 Thursday 6pm, Irvine: PDA OC Chapter General Meeting @ 9 Sunset River
Please bring pot luck snack food time. Agenda includes Your Take: Will former OC Repub voters flip in midterm of 2018? Plus, National issue: Change Makes Change, "PDA 101" Chapters, IOT's, SC's, PeopleDemandAction 501(c)(4), YPDA Young Progressives Demanding Action. Visit www.pdamerica.org, www.peopledemaningaction.org, Facebook, Twitter, Periscope…IOTs {EWO, HCHR, SGW, ECR, CFTE, ESJ} Working Grps {ERA, EMI), Virtual Phonebank — MikeFox@pdamerica.org -- Reports. EDUC CONGRESS LETTER DROP: DebriefReports: Trumpublican Plan AHCA/BCA, HR676 and Bernie's SP Senate Bill, Summer For Progress/Report Card, Winslow Group, Coalition Partners (eg. OurRevolution, NNU, etc), Elections 2018 and 2020REGIONAL: Updates/Reports - CDP EBoard in Milbrae Nov 17-19, Convention in San Diego Feb 23-25, SB562 Healthy Calif Act status/actions, 2018 Mid TermsLOCAL: Reports: Candidates, DPOC, OurRev, Indivisble, TogetherWeWill, Coffee/Weekly Disc Groups—Los Amigos, OC and SouthOC Progs, DFA, CHC-OC, Dem clubs, Issues Groups, Actions, Announcements…WEEKLY ORANGE COUNTY PROGRESSIVE www. ocprogressiveevents.info. Open Discussion. Next meeting: Thursday October 26, 2017.

Sep 28 Thursday 6:30pm, Irvine: Artist & Inspiration-Visual Presentation of Social Inequality in SOCAL @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave
Join us for a Member Meeting to meet and greet with members and friends to grow your network and create new relationships. A special visual presentation by Abbey Rose, a multimedia artist who has traveled across California documenting her human experiences through photography. A discussion about SDG 10, Reduced Inequalities with breakout sessions, followed by Q & A. Light refreshments will be served.

new Sep 28 Thursday 8-10pm, Huntington Beach: Unconventional Lesbians: A Stand-up Comedy and Storytelling Show @ The Rec Room, 7227 Edinger Ave.
Comedians Cate Gary and Robin Tran aren't your usual couple. Five years ago, they met at an open mic and started dating. Three years later, Robin came out as a transgender woman, and Cate stayed by her side. Their unique relationship has been featured by Pacific Standard Magazine, Everyday Feminism, and XoJane.com, and now they're telling their story on stage. You'll laugh. You'll cry. (You'll hopefully laugh and cry at the parts they intended.) Come for an evening of stand-up comedy and storytelling that critics are calling "Deeply offensive yet strangely heartwarming."   Doors open at 7 PM. Tickets are $15 at the door, but only $7 if you buy online in advance!   21+   No Nazis allowed!

Sep 29 Friday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Mex-Am / Raza Studies - Historic Legal Victory @ 216 N Broadway
Centro Comunitario de Educacion   Guest Speaker: Sean Arce   Former MARS Director, Plaintiff, Ethnic Studies Educator   In 2010, the Mexican American / Raza Studies (MARS) program was banned. Now, a court decision has overturned the law banning the program, rendering it unconstitutional.   Learn about the MARS trial and its implications for Chicanx/Mexican, and other communities. What is the context that lead to the ban? What will the recent court ruling mean for Mexican American / Raza Studies programs in Arizona? And what can we do to support the movement for ethnic studies programs here in Orange County?   RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/MASTrial   Event is free and open to the public   For more information: 562-333-5814

Sep 30 Saturday 9-10am, Irvine: Farrah's Listening Tour: Stop 1 Hosted by Farrah N. Khan for Irvine City Council 2018 @ Coffee Tomo Irvine 15333 Culver Dr #450
There is no better way to kick of the campaign than by hearing directly from voters. Looking forward to meeting folks and hearing their concerns about the city. This is an informal meeting to get to know one another and share our Irvine experiences. I look forward to meeting you.

Sep 30 Saturday 10am-noon, Tustin: NOW Membership Meeting @ Mimi's Cafe, 17231 East 17th.
Our September General Membership Meeting. We will be discussing grassroots organization and community activation. Come chat with us! Grassroots Activism, Raffle, Light Refreshments

Sep 30 Saturday 10am-5pm, Santa Ana: Expungement Clinic & Community Resource Fair @ Santa Ana College. 1530 W 17th St
If your criminal record is a barrier to opportunities, please call (714) 571-5265 to make an appointment to get your record expunged. You must call to get the expungement services but are welcome to walk in for the resource fair and the immigration screening services.This is a free event. The event will be in Building A, please park in lot #6; parking will be $2 per car.

Sep 30 Saturday 1-4pm, Orange: Introduction to Canvassing & Voter Outreach @ Democratic Party of OC, 1916 W Chapman Ave Ste B
This is an introduction to canvassing/voter outreach with the Grassroots Organizing Program of the Democratic Party of Orange County (GRO*DPOC). You will learn how to listen actively to the concerns of voters, and help them identify Democratic party and other progressive activities in which they may be interested. No previous experience required - just an interest in finding out more about how we are going to turn Orange County blue! Admission is free. For more info: (714)634-3367   info@ocdemocrats.org  Led by Linda May with Joe McLaughlin. Note: This event repeats every two weeks. Why Canvassing? The Stats: Why the Ground Game is Key to Winning: votergravity.com/the-stats-why-the-ground-game-is-key-to-winning/  Door-to-Door Campaigning: The Best Tactic for Winning a Local Election: www.politicalcampaigningtips.com/door-to-door-campaigning-the-best-tactic-for-winning-a-local-election/ Experiments show this is the best way to win campaigns. But is anyone actually doing it?   https://www.vox.com/2014/11/13/7214339/campaign-ground-gamehttp://grodpoc.com/trainingrsvp/

Sep 30 Saturday 3-8pm, Newport Beach: Divas Dialing for Dollars ~ Laura Oatman for Congress @ Location will be provided upon RSVP
Come hang with the ladies next Saturday afternoon in Newport Beach at Laura's house, with amazing people, great food, and rose wine, as we all help Laura raise funds on her last day of the quarter! We will be "Dialing for Dollars" so bring your fully-charged cell phone chock-full-of-contacts. We will provide the liquid courage, and the scripts, for you to both chat live or leave voice messages for everyone you know to go online that night and donate to Oatman For Congress before midnight! Bring a jacket as well; we may be mostly outdoors. (We are fully aware that it is Yom Kippur that night, so we will NOT be calling our friends that celebrate). Feel free to bring a friend, even a male friend! Homer & Dane will be around, so he won't be alone. They can all watch football or something.

Sep 30 Saturday 4-6pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America - OC General Meeting @ University Hills Community Center, 1083 California Ave.
Please come if you are a dues paying member so you can vote for our amazing officers. Free parking, ADA accessible.

Sep 30 Saturday 5-8pm, Anaheim: Campaign Kick-off for Juan Álvarez for AESD Area 2 @ 505 E Central Ave.
Please RSVP Here: bit.ly/2wdh8Xe   Our current Healthcare system is broken and it is time Guarantee Healthcare for all. We have the opportunity to do this with SB562. It is in our hands. We need to organize ourselves and advocate for this Medicare for all type healthcare solution.   Urgent action is needed by your Assemblymember Tom Daly in Sacramento. Join our town hall to learn about the Healthy California Act, S.B. 562, and the next steps to guarantee healthcare for all Californians. We need to let Assemblymember Tom Daly know that SB562 will work for California and we need him to work for it's passage.   When enacted, the Healthy California Act (SB 562), will guarantee that every California resident receives comprehensive healthcare services. It's like Medicare For All. Attend a town hall meeting in your area to learn more about this imperative legislation.

Sep 30 Saturday 6-10pm, Santa Ana: Community Mural Unveiling @ 837 N Ross St
Come celebrate the completion of the community mural! What do our communities want and need in order to thrive? How would we want our empty spaces to be used? Vengan a celebrar el cumplimiento del mural comunitario! Que quieremos y necesitamos en nuestras comunidades para prosperar. Que quiermos ver en los lotes vacios.Video Presentation. Program includes speakers, music, food, DACA fundraiser. More Details coming soon at facebook.com/events/1138624282905612


OCTOBER

Oct 1 Sunday 10am-3pm, Santa Ana: Really Really Free Market @ 2115 W McFadden Ave.
Current Workshops/ Meet Ups:   11am : Abdominal Massage workshop!   1pm : Food Not Bombs - come share some food and ideas to start the group again!   facebook.com/events/1987825521487917

Oct 1 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC County Assembly @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Registered Greens are invited to run for an open seat currently vacant on the County Council, as well as submit bylaw changes or resolutions for consideration by an assembly of active Greens as defined in the bylaws of the GPOC. Prospective candidates are encouraged to prepare a short biography and statement of candidacy for consideration by the gathered delegates of the County Assembly. Any registered Green who has attended a General Meeting of the GPOC in the last year will be eligible to participate in the election. All Greens are welcome to attend, whether or not they qualify as delegates,   The GPOC County Council meeting will immediately follow the General Meeting. All attendees are welcome to stay and view the business aspects of running the Green Party during the County Council meeting. https://greenpartyoc.wordpress.com/coming-events/

Oct 1 Sunday 4:30-6:30pm, Irvine: Together We Will - 1st Amendment Rights Discussion w/ACLU @ IRWD Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Brendan Hamme, staff attorney at the ACLU of Southern California, will meet with us to discuss free speech, freedom of the press, fake news and the role of the "everyday citizen" in preserving these constitutional rights.   This meeting will be potluck. Bring a simple dish to share--if you wish (no contribution required.) We also will be collecting for the homeless again so all donations graciously accepted.   facebook.com/events/1925461247734929

Oct 2 Monday 6-7:30pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees Volunteer Orientation @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy
Did you know that up to 1000 immigrants are held in Orange County detention facilties on any given day? Are you intersted in ways you can support your local immigrant community? Friends of Orange County Detainees mission is to offer regular visits to immigrations detainees. We offer listening ears and compassionate hearts in an act of friendship to end isolation, and affirm each person's human dignity and worth. Please join us at our next volunteer orientation. Our 90-minute volunteer orientation covers an introduction to FOCD, a brief explanation of U.S. immigration detention, and step-by-step guidance on how to visit detainees. Volunteers are able to start visiting upon completion of orientation.

Oct 2 Monday 6-8:15pm, San Clemente: Democratic Women of South OC General Meeting: Kevin de León, Senate President Pro Tem @ The Casino San Clemente, 140 W Avenida Pico
Don't miss the best event this fall with Kevin de Leon, California Senate President Pro Tempore, the Second Highest Elected California Official! Hear from him about single payer health care, DACA and immigration, renewable energy and green jobs, gun controla. For tickets: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dwsocdeleon

Oct 3 Tuesday 6-8pm, Orange: How to Confront Climate Change: Lessons from the U'wa Nation's Struggle to Defend the Earth with Aura Tegría @ Cross Cultural Center, 3rd Florr, Argyros Forum, Chapman College
Aura Tegría Cristancho is a young indigenous lawyer from Colombia's U'wa Nation, a people that have successfully fought off oil companies and protected sacred sites in what is now northeastern Colombia. Since late 2013, she has served as the legal advisor and international relations coordinator for the U'wa Association of Traditional Authorities and Councils (ASOU'WA). During her tenure, Aura has been central to a number of important advances made by the U'wa people in the defense of their ancestral territory. Come hear about what the U'wa have been able to achieve to defend the earth for everyone. Aura brings a wealth of direct experience and knowledge about the struggle for indigenous land rights, protection of sacred natural areas, intercultural and international solidarity, and security for Earth Defenders in Colombia. This visit is part of a national speaking tour marking 20 years since U'wa elder, Berito Kubaru'wa first visited the United States. In 1997 Kubaruwa confronted Occidental Petroleum shareholders in Los Angeles and approached the Organization of American States Washington DC for support in the U'wa effort to stop oil drilling on their land. The event is co-sponsored By Depts of Political Science and Peace Studies, MAIS Program, Latinx and Latin American Studies, Environmental Science and Policy Program, Chapman Feminists, Chapman Oxfam, UC Irvine Community Resilience Project, Amazon Watch, Mujer U'wa, Colombia Human Rights Committee, Earth Rights International. Refreshments will be provided.

Oct 3 Tuesday 6-8pm, Huntington Beach: Harley Rouda Town Hall in @ Huntington Beach Central Library Conference Room C, 7111 Talbert Ave
Harley Rouda is holding Town Hall meetings across the 48th District to meet and talk to voters - and he wants to hear from you! This is a great opportunity for voters to meet and talk about the big issues facing our families and community. Click here to RSVP - harleyforcongress.com/rsvp/town-hall-2017-10-03/

Oct 3 Tuesday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Concerned Citizens: UCI constit'l law Prof. Leah Litman, 10th annual talk: "Whose Court is it Now?: Merrick who?, 'Nuclear Option' seats Gorsuch, Kennedy back in center, big cases loom" @ Clubhouse 7 [click that venue or here for address & map] (outside any security gate)
Activists should know the big cases the Supreme Ct will hear in 2017-18; learn them at this 10th Annual SCotUS Term review talk. Did you know that in one political gerrymandering case, it may help shift over half the 24 seats Dems must gain to control the House in 2018? That it will hear attacks on Trump's latest travel ban? Rule on a baker's refusal to do a cake for a same-sex wedding? May decide an existential attack on public sector unions? UCI founding law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky's 10th SCotUS talk in Laguna Woods was set when he accepted UC Berkeley's offer to be its law dean. Asked to advise a substitute, he promptly replied "my wonderful colleague Leah Litman." She'll discuss the Court's recent and coming major cases and trends, as did the Dean in his popular talks. As a recent clerk for Justice Kennedy (again the swing vote), she can offer unique insight. Prof. Litman will review the Court's odd last Term. Sen. McConnell held the late Justice Scalia's seat open, ignoring Obama's nominee Judge Merrick Garland, but triggered the "nuclear option" to change Senate rules after Trump named the very conservative Judge Neil Gorsuch. With a 4-4 ideological split, the Court's annual average of 17 5-4 cases fell to just 7 decided by 1 vote - usual swing-vote Kennedy's in 6 of the 7. Prof. Litman will talk about the huge cases SCotUS will or is likely to hear in 2017-18, with 4 firm conservative votes and Kennedy's swing vote. Prof. Litman teaches and writes on constitutional law, focusing on federalism, federal courts and post-conviction review. She was a panelist at UCI Law School's 7th Annual Supreme Court Term in Review last July. Her recent pro bono practice includes assisting arguing counsel and/or on briefs in leading Supreme Court cases on same-sex marriage recognition, abortion restrictions in Texas, and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. She earned her A.B. cum laude at Harvard, and her J.D. summa cum laude at Michigan Law School. After clerking for a U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals judge, then for Justice Kennedy, she specialized in appellate litigation at a leading D.C. law firm; was a lecturer at Harvard Law School, and received one of its first Student Government Teaching & Advising Awards. For printable event flyer, with details of her talk (+Q&A), bio, address, directions and map, click here: TinyURL.com/CCLWVsite (then "Meeting flyer" tab). Members free, guests $3 donation; doors open 6:30. More info: Jonathan, 949-581-2178. Host club website: click link just above.

[Canceled] Oct 4 Wednesday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: Canceled Democracy for America-Orange County Regular Meeting @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 S. Coast Dr
DFA-OC normally meets the first Wed. of the month. Our current plan is to resume meeting the first Wed. of December. Karl Strauss is remodeling and the patio will not be available until December.

Oct 4 Wednesday 7:30pm, Santa Ana: OC LGBT Pride Monthly Board Meetin5pmg @ OC Pride 414 W 4th. St. Ste. N
Join Us for our Monthly Board Meeting. Bring some fresh ideas and participate in making the OC Pride Annual event even bigger!

Oct 4 Wednesday 8:45pm, Irvine: Climate Action OC Meeting @ UCI Community Center, 1083 California Ave.
Get updates from UCI Professor Kathleen Treseder about Smart CCA, hear about global developments from Leslie Williams, learn about other news and updates from Jutta Gamboa, and be ready to get involved in any way you can. Our goal is to support and create a healthier environment and climate on the local and global level. We need you!

new Oct 5 Thursday 6:45-9pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC: Meeting with Hans Keirstead for the 48th @ Green Valley Adult Recreation Clubhouse,17250 Los Jardines W, Fountain Valley,
California's 48th Congressional District is highly contested, with a host of Democrats facing off for the 2018 election, hoping to defeat controversial Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher. Candidates include scientist-businessman Dr. Hans Keirstead. "I'm running for Congress," he says, "because I believe bringing innovative thinking and a people-first attitude to Washington can improve even more lives." "I believe our elected leaders should rely on facts to guide policy making. I've launched successful companies, developed treatments for previously un-treatable diseases and been held accountable for my actions. We need more of that to change Washington." Meet Keirstead and hear what he has to say to local Democrats. Learn more about local issues and local voices in this critcal district. Bring questions! Bring a friend! Doors open at 6:30. Program at 7. For info call Phil at 310-871-2083.Refreshments included. Membership encouraged, but not required. The DCWOC includes Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Seal Beach, Stanton, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach (including Sunset Beach), and Midway City.

new Oct 5 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC: Civics 101 Training @ Fullerton Community Center, 340 W Commonwealth Ave
The Voice of OC will provide us with a Civics 101 Engagement Training. OC and LA County residents are invited to join in this editorial and civics training to learn how the system works. Any individual interested in civic engagement training-on topics such as opinion writing, public records and open government should come to this training. The Civics 101 training will provide each participant with expert-led presentation, step-by-step instruction, take-home workshops, and on-going dialogue.

new Oct 6 Friday 8:30-9:30am, Anaheim: Coffee with Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva D-65 @ Walnut Village Retirement Community, 891 S Walnut S
Join Alzheimer's Orange County for Coffee with CA State Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva as we talk about Alzheimer's disease and other senior issues. There is no cost to attend. Refreshments provided by Walnut Village. RSVP to: jennifer.boles@alzoc.org or 949-757-3776

new Oct 6 Friday 8:30-10am, Anaheim: Homeless Policy Working Group Meeting @ Anaheim West Tower, Gordon Hoyt Conf. Rm, 201 S. Anaheim Blvd, 2nd Floor
The working group's meetings are open to the public and offer you a chance to share your thoughts and concerns about homelessness in Anaheim.The Homeless Policy Working Group was created by the Anaheim City Council in June 2017 to look at policy options regarding homelessness. For the agenda, which is posted 72 hours in advance of the meetings, check here http://www.anaheim.net/AgendaCenter/Homeless-Policy-Working-Group-21. For schedule updates, check here https://ca-anaheim.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/17975 (or here https://ca-anaheim.civicplus.com/4703/Homeless-Policy-Working-Group).

Oct 7 Saturday 10am-5pm, Garden Grove: Movement School for Revolutionaries @ 109 Acacia Parkway
Welcome progressives, revolutionaries, and allies of the Green movement! Please join the Green Party Orange County for this amazing opportunity to hear from two Revolutionary Green Party leaders, David Cobb and Meleiza Figueroa, on their nation-wide tour for their Movement Schools for Revolutionaries! Suggested Donation at-the-door: $15; no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Speakers are Meleiza Figueroa (Movement School Co-Facilitator): Meleiza Figueroa is a PhD Candidate in Geography at UC Berkeley, Press Director for the Stein/Baraka 2016 Presidential campaign, and Executive Producer of the Green News Network. Her experience in progressive media includes over a decade as a staff producer for the Pacifica Radio Network, and lead researcher for the 2005 documentary "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price." David Cobb (Movement School Co-Facilitator): David Cobb was the Green Party Presidential Candidate in 2004 and Campaign manager for the Stein/Baraka 2016 Presidential Campaign. The Movement School for Revolutionaries is a day-long, custom-designed workshop for revolutionaries in radical & progressive movements who recognize the imperative to restructure society to meet human needs and address the dire social, economic, and ecological challenges facing our world, as well as the need to take & exercise political power in order to achieve those ends. Attendance limit: 60 people. Will follow up with RSVPs! For more details and to register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/movement-school-for-revolutionaries-orange-county-tickets-36978253953

new Oct 7 Saturday 11am, Laguna Beach: Voter Registration @ Main Beach In Front of Lifeguard Stand
Come join us this Saturday in downtown Laguna Beach to register voters. We will meet at the corner of Ocean and PCH in front of the Lifeguard stand. Brief training will be provided if needed. Voting is the most important action that we can take to Flip the 48th in 2018. You may RSVP to Mary Carter at 949-395-8664, or just show up. So, let's do this and have fun! Thanks for all that you do to help the cause and change our district blue. It is greatly appreciated.

Oct 7 Saturday 11am-1pm, Santa Ana: Fighting Hate with Love @ 622 E 4th St.
**PLEASE NOTE that this event requires RSVP on EventBrite (link below). Also please note that some details are still being worked out and the date is subject to change. Location details will be provided upon RSVP. Thank you!   --   In the wake of Charlottesville, Laguna Beach, and the countless instances of violence and hate towards marginalized groups in our country and own backyards, we want to bring together the resistance community in an event benefitting everyone in Orange County with love in their hearts. More info: facebook.com/events/113031816048740

new Oct 7 Saturday 3-5pm, Irvine: Democracy for America: Resistance Linkup @ The Museum of Woman, 17905 Sky Park Circle #A
Join progressive friends and neighbors in Irvine to build power for 2017 elections! We're starting now to elect the leaders who will go beyond Trump and protect our communities. At our Resistance LinkUp, facilitated by Reverends Karen Tate and Ava Park, we'll be mobilizing DFA members around the country and organizing phone banks to reach out to voters between now and Election Day. If you are ready to join with others to organize locally for 2017 changemakers and build the progressive bench in key cities and states, then register for this event! Complimentary refreshments will be provided for all. Admission is free, but let us know you're coming! Register here: act.democracyforamerica.com/event/october-resistance-linkups_attend/4902/?source=taf If you are ready to join with others to organize locally for 2017 changemakers and build the progressive bench in key cities and states, then please register for this event! Information on event: Democracy for America (Vermont office) 802/651-3200. The Museum is not responsible for the content of this event.) Contact venue Museum of Woman at 714/392-0558.

Oct 7 Saturday 3-6pm, Orange: 10th Annual Grow a Global Heart Auction @ Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, 480 S Batavia St
You are invited to an evening of great food and drink and the opportunity to bid on very special auction items from around the world. RSVP by Monday, September 25, 2017. Tickets: $50 ($75 after September 25). You can also reserve a table of 8 for $400, or become an Auction Benefactor for $1,000 (click tickets for more information). Space is limited so please reply by Monday, September 25, 2017. $30 of your $50 ticket is tax-deductible. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grow-a-global-heart-auction-tickets-36700532280

new Oct 7 Saturday 6pm, Laguna Beach: Candlelight Vigil @ Main Beach and PCH
We will fill the Laguna Beach Boardwalk with candles of remembrance of those lost to gun violence. We will come together regardless of skin color, background, religious beliefs and the like to bind together for a greater cause. It's an hour or so of our time on a Saturday evening and I'm sure many of us had other plans but let's gather for those that also had plans this weekend and are no longer with us. Let's show gratitude for the fact we are still here to create an impact, to share our light and help move our communities to greater cohesiveness, understanding and unification. We can absolutely crowd out the dark with our combined strength and endurance of heart. Laguna Beach has always been a beacon of love and progressiveness in Orange County so it seems fitting to fill our boardwalk with candles, hugs and tears. Thoughts and prayers are always great, but we need to do more/better. This is a start. Please join us.This is a peaceful community Vigil. Please bring your family, smiles, blankets and a candle to remember those who we've lost. We will also be making an ocean blessing at sunset with flowers so if you'd like to participate, please bring some flowers with you. Please share far and wide. See you Saturday!

Oct 7 Saturday 8-10pm, Santa Ana: OC Film Fiesta Premiere: The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo @ Picture Show at the Main Pace Mall, 2800 S Main St
Fans of Gonzo journalism won't want to miss the Orange County Premiere screening of "The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo" with acclaimed filmmaker Phillip Rodriguez as part of the 8th OC Film Fiesta in the heart of Santa Ana. This film is a fascinating portrait of iconoclastic Chicano writer and lawyer Oscar Zeta Acosta, author of Revolt of the Cockroach People and the larger than life inspiration for Hunter S. Thompson's "Dr. Gonzo" in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (portrayed by Benicio del Toro in the Tim Burton film). Rodriguez' documentaries include: Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle, RACE 2012, Latinos '08, Brown is the New Green: George Lopez and the American Dream, Los Angeles Now, Mixed Feelings: San Diego/Tijuana, Manuel Ocampo: God is My Copilot, and Pancho Villa & Other Stories. rmation. The Film Fiesta festival pass includes admission to films, parties, special events and discounts at tasty local restaurants. Prices for individual screenings are $10 General / $5 Students, Teachers, Veterans and Santa Ana residents. Festival Passes: $75. Buy an Early Bird Film Fiesta Festival pass by Sept. 24 and save $15 off the full price! The OC Film Fiesta is a program of Media Arts Santa Ana (MASA), a project of Community Partners, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and proceeds support MASA's free youth media classes. Schedule subject to change. For more information or to learn about volunteer or partnership opportunities please email victor@masamedia.org or call 888-906-0340. Buy tickets here.

new Oct 8 Sunday 7:30am-4pm, Huntington Beach: Arlington West memorial @ the beach at (6th st. and PCH north of the pier)
We will again be setting up the Arlington West display on the sands of Huntington Beach. We hope we can have your help.  Every month members of VFP chapter 110 set-up a memorial to honor and bring awareness to our community of those who have died while serving our country in Iraq and Afghanistan and to bring awareness about continuing wars in the Middle East.  We meet up at  the beach at (6th st. and PCH north of the pier) 7:30 and start the set-up of the field of crosses and other items. Depending upon number of helpers, this can take 30 minutes or over two hours. "Many hands make for light and fast work". Take down goes much quicker than set-up.  We will likely start  breakdown at about 3:00PM and hopefully have everything back in the trailer before 4:00.  Please join us this month.  If you have questions contact Jeff at  jeff.mfso@earthlink.net or call/text  562-522-4241

Oct 8 Sunday 10am-1pm, Anaheim: Sharing Hope @ 2121 S. Towne Centre Pl.
Share Hope USA is a movement started by the overflowing heart of one 10yr old named Symond.   "The reason for being homeless is irrelevant. Their need for our compassion isn't": - Symond (Founder Share Hope USA)   Aneheim, California. There is a huge population of #homeless at this location. We need to be prepared to supply #hope for more than 300 people,   If anyone would like to donate please contact us through our website www.sharehopeusa.com. We are always willing to pick up any donations. #sharinghope http://www.facebook.com/events/114817639181526 #giving #homeless #hope #donations

new Oct 8 Sunday 11am-1pm, Santa Ana: Fighting Hate with Love @ Toyama Karate-Do: 2525 N. Grand suite Z.
In the wake of Charlottesville, Laguna Beach, and the countless instances of violence and hate towards marginalized groups in our country and own backyards, we want to bring together the resistance community in an event benefitting everyone in Orange County with love in their hearts.   On October 8th, our local organizations Santa Ana Unidos Boxing Club and Toyama Karate-Do will be joining together to host a donation-based self defense class with all proceeds benefitting OCIYU, a local youth immigrant rights group, and Santa Ana Unidos, a local program aimed at youth incarceration intervention.   RSVPs are REQUIRED. Please RSVP here as well as on our Eventbrite page to reserve a spot. There is a limited number of space, so be sure to RSVP early.   Donations can be made in the form of cash or check at the event, or online (links below).   Please remember that you do not need to attend to be able to donate, and you are welcome to attend even if you are unable to donate. More info: facebook.com/events/113031816048740

Oct 8 Sunday noon-3pm, Santa Ana: DeColores Queer OC screening of El Canto Del Colibri @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St,
This is documentary exploring the relationships between Latino immigrant fathers and their LGBTQ family members. In an intimate and deeply personal documentary, immigrant Latino fathers across the U.S. recount the impact of their children's coming out. Through raw, heartfelt testimonies, these families delve deeply into issues of immigration, prejudice, and isolation, while thoughtfully asking questions of their communities, culture, and even their religious beliefs. The result is a powerful lesson on solidarity and humility in a film that both heals and inspires.   The film is in Spanish, with English subtitles.   Any questions please reach out to Javier Saucedo (714)209-3397. For more info: facebook.com/events/2016787211891131

Oct 8 Sunday 6:30-9pm, Irvine: Candidate Forum on Climate @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Meet Orange County Congressional candidates for 2018 and learn their views on global climate change and climate policy. We have invited incumbents and challengers from all seven U.S. Congressional districts representing Orange County. Each candidate will be given time to share their views. Following the presentations, we will have ample time for Q&A. OCCA is hosting this event because, although our focus is local, what happens locally depends also on what legislative action our representatives in Washington choose to take - or not take - regarding global climate change. This is a golden opportunity to evaluate candidates' knowledge and hear their ideas on climate. Due to limited capacity, it is vital that you RSVP here: eventbrite.com/e/congressional-candidates-climate-change-forum-tickets-37698315677

new Oct 8 Sunday 7pm, Garden Grove: A Candle Light Vigil: Honoring victims of the Las Vegas Tragedy @ 12732 Main St.
Please join us as we honor those affected by the Las Vegas Tragedy.

new Oct 9 Monday 10:45am-2pm, Newport Beach: Protest VP Pence @ 30 Newport Coast Dr.
Vice President Mike Pence and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy are scheduled to hold a luncheon fundraiser in Newport Beach on Monday. Join us at the Resort at Pelican Hill to let them know our democracy is not for sale.   Please use public transportation, bike or carpool. There is no free parking in the vicinity. Crystal Cove State park (lots off PCH at Newport Coast Drive and also Los Trancos) is closest, $15 day use fee and a 1 to 1-1/2 mile walk.   Please meet on grassy area at southeast corner of PCH and Newport Coast. From there, we will march to Resort at Pelican Hill, then protest on sidewalk in between both entrances to resort.

new Oct 9 Monday 6:30pm, Tustin: Sierra Club Angeles Chapter, OC Sierrans Section Newcomer/Member Meet & Greet @ REI, Tustin Marketplace, Community Room, 2962 El Camino Real
Get Outdoors, Come and find out all about the Sierra Club and our many events: Hiking, Conservation, 203040's, BBQ's, Adventure Travel the World and more. Hike and travel safe with the Sierra Club. Meet the leaders. Be a part of the largest grassroots environmental organization in the US. Free Drawing. Everyone welcome, bring a friend! Pick up Angeles Chapter Schedule of Activities and Newsletters.   For Complete listing of Orange County Sierrans events: http://angeles.sierraclub.org/ocss   Chapter website: http://angeles.sierraclub.org

Oct 10 Tuesday 11:30am-1pm, Irvine: Planned Parenthood annual luncheon @ Irvine Marriott, 18000 Von Karman Ave.
Dr. Willie Parker is at the forefront of the fight for reproductive justice. He is Chair-elect of the Board of Physicians for Reproductive Health and a board member of The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. He was recently honored by the United Nations Office of Human Rights and appeared on Ebony's Power 100 list.

Oct 10 Tuesday 6-8pm, Aliso Viejo: Campaign Kick Off, Tiffany Ackley for Aliso Viejo City Council @ Alicante Clubhouse, 27662 Aliso Creek Road,
Come be a part of our campaign kickoff!   Meet Tiffany and chat with your neighbors about the importance of local government!   This is a kid friendly event.   Please park in any uncovered parking spot.   Paid for by Ackley for City Council, FPPC ID# 1397263   Kid Friendly

new Oct 10 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Life after DACA @ Newsong Church, 1010 W. 17th. St.
Townhall panel of attorneys and community organizers sharing Know-Your-Rights resources and next steps after DACA. Free parking.

Oct 10 Tuesday 7pm, Los Alamitos: Democratic Club of Seal Beach monthly meeting @ Montecito Center, 12341 Montecito Road,
Democratic Club of Seal Beach Monthly meeting   More info coming soon!   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DemocraticClubofSealBeach   Twitter: @Dems_SealBeach

new Oct 11 Wednesday 6-8pm, Anaheim: National Homeless Persons Memorial Day Event Planning Meeting @ First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Broadway
We are getting closer! Just a little more than two months until our event, National Homeless Memorial Day Dec. 21, 2017. We need the participation of many in order to make this another great event like last year.   Meeting will take place at OCCCO Headquarters in the upstairs offices.

new Oct 11 Wednesday 7pm, Huntington Beach: Residents for Responsible Desalination Town Hall @ Eader School, 9291 Banning Between Magnolia & Bushard
An important State Lands Commission meeting concerning the Poseidon desalination project is coming up. We, the citizens, are well versed on the adverse impacts from this proposed desalination project. But the State Lands Commissioners don't live in Huntington Beach and are not so knowledgeable. They have to rely on what they're told. We have to tell them, in language they understand ("EIR-speak") why this is such a bad idea. It's important to attend the Town Hall to discuss the State Lands Commission hearing. Only local knowledge can explain important issues that would otherwise not be clear to the Commissioners. These issues include: Cumulative Impacts - Do you think they (the Commissioners) fully understand that our community is about to be assaulted for at least the next 10 years by multiple projects? The Environmental Impact Report (EIR) must address all of the issues as they relate to each other 1) the cleaning and remediation of the ASCON Toxic Waste Landfill 2) removal of the Magnolia Tank Farm 3) construction of a massive new mixed-use development where the Tank Farm was 4) destruction and rebuilding of the AES power plant 5) plus the building of a needless ocean desalination plant. Do they grasp that our community has been abused for over ½ a century by environmental degradation? This is our story. We need to tell it to them and relate it to the Environmental Impact Report! The EIR must describe the impacts from all the planned development. Poseidon will add to "cumulative impacts" by making more noise, worse traffic jams, additional air emissions, and other harmful impacts to our neighborhood, schools, homes and the wetlands & beach - and we're stuck with it for the next 9 years of construction. Currently, this EIR DOESN'T look at the big picture! It fails to document the long term "cumulative impacts" on our community from ALL of these projects at happening at once. "Purpose and Need" Looking beyond the years of construction, the Commissioners need to decide whether the benefits of the project outweigh the adverse impacts it will create, and whether there are better ways to meet the "purpose and need" for Poseidon's water. This one is easy: we don't need the water. Please join us on Oct 11 to prepare for the State Lands Commission Meeting on Oct 19.

Oct 11 Wednesday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club @ Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2
Watch the excellent documentary produced by the OC Registrar of Voters Office "Blueprints for Democracy: How We Vote" and hear from special guest Shirley Grindel, watchdog of OC politics. She will discuss the Campaign Finance and Ethics Commission approved by the voters last November. She will also discuss the Board of Supervisors unformtunate "no" vote on the Registrar of Voters plans for creating Vote Center. Meeting also includes Legislation Action, Committee Chair Reports. Members free; guests $3 at the door. For more informaiton call Susan Dearing at 949/855-6965. Please bring nonperishable food items for South County Outreac

Oct 11 Wednesday 7-9pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club - special guests Delaine Eastin & Hans Keirstead @ 429 Cypress Dr.
Delaine Eastin is running for Governor of California, and Hans Keirstead is running for the 48th Congressional District seat currently held by Dana Rohrabacher.

Oct 11 Wednesday 7-9pm, Laguna Beach: Voter Registration & Action by One Country Over Party @ 5245 Foxglove Dr.
This is the first of four steps in flipping a district. You will learn how to register voters, diffuse your fear of engaging with others on the issues in your community, and the electoral cycle. After attending this event you will have the skills you need with actionable goals that will influence elections all over Orange County. Please join us if you want to put thought into action. This is NOT just another training.

new Oct 11 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats @ Chapter One: the modern local, 227 N Broadway
This month, our keynote speaker will be investigative journalist and publisher of Voice of OC, Norberto Santana Jr.. He will give us a run-down on the various scandals plaguing the Orange County's District Attorney's Office, including the much-publicized jailhouse informant scandal. Democratic candidate for DA, Brett Murdock, will also speak about his candidacy.   Other featured speakers that evening will be Omar Siddiqui (candidate for Congress, CA-48) and Doug Applegate(candidate for Congress, CA-49).

Oct 11 Wednesday 7-9pm, Tustin: OC Racial Justice Collaborative book club discussio White Rage @ Grape Leaf Mediterranean Grill, 17582 E. 17th. St.
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson examines how whiteness functions in American life and how the legacy of structural racism has brought about white anger and resentment. White Rage was listed by The New York Times as an Editors' Choice and won the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism.   Come join us for a discussion of the book (even if you don't get a chance to read/finish it) and anti-racist activism.

new Oct 12 Thursday 10:30am-2pm, Irvine: Student-Worker Coalition: Support Campus Workers in their Fight for a Fair Contract @ UCI Flagpoles
October 12th and 13th is the first session of AFSCME 3299 PCT bargaining with the UC.   The UC is putting workers' retirement at risk by encouraging new employees to enroll in a risky 401 (k) and putting a cap on their pension among other things that hurt workers all while there are proposed tuition hikes and an increase in Chancellors' pay.   Join US in support of the workers across the UC system fighting for a fair contract against a UC that continuously exploits them.

new Oct 13-14 Friday-Saturday 11am-9pm, Fullerton: Ethnic Studies Summit @ Fullerton College, 321 E Chapman Ave.
The 3rd Annual Fullerton College Ethnic Studies Summit   The third annual Fullerton College Ethnic Studies summit is a free two-day public event that will bring together students, educators, scholars, organizers, activists, artists, and community leaders to explore this year's theme "Liberation, Autonomy, and Self-Determination".   The intentions of the summit are to generate knowledges and raise consciousness by theorizing, strategizing, skill-sharing, and discussing practices for responding to and ending all systems of oppression. We will explore the concepts and lived philosophies of Liberation, Autonomy, and Self-Determination in order to inspire action with the hopes of creating better selves, a better community, and a better world.   REGISTER HERE!   http://fcstomp.org/registration   SCHEDULE   http://fcstomp.org/2017schedule More info: facebook.com/events/712288335608759

new Oct 14 Saturday 9am-5pm, Santa Ana: WELead OC's Barbara & Carl Mosen Girl Power Academy @ Orange County Employees Association (OCEA), 830 N Ross Street
The mission of WELead OC's Barbara & Carl Mosen Girl Power Academy ;is to engage, educate and empower our young women in the civic and political process in our communities and provide them with the leadership skills needed to be the change we need!Orange County High School girls, ages 14-17 are invited to attend. To register, click here and submit. We will be in touch with you shortly!

new Oct 14 Saturday 10am-noon, Irvine: OC Peace Coalition Meeting @ 1111 N. Broadway
Anyone interested in educating, organizing and changing US foreign policies promoting illegal invasions and occupations, as well as stopping the militarization of the U.S. (High School Military Recruitment, the brutal treatment of undocumented workers, and the criminalization of youth, especially those of color). We do not support any specific party but do support anyone who is working for Peace and Justice. Breakfast and Coffee available! Bring your ideas and enthusiasm! ocpeace.org

new Oct 14 Saturday 10am-2pm, Santa Ana: OC NAACP October Meeting @ Second Baptist Church, 4300 Westminster Ave.
Join the general membership to talk about Juneteenth 2018 and other calendar dates for the coming year.

new Oct 14 Saturday 11am-1pm, Fullerton: Phil Janowicz for Congress Meet and Greet @ Adlena Park, 300 N Adlena Dr.
Join us to meet Phil! Bring your ideas, concerns, and questions to discuss in a casual setting.   Please RSVP to rsvp@philforhouse.com

new Oct 14 Saturday 11am-1pm, Orange: Santa Ana Riverbed Roundtable/OC Poverty Alleviation Coalition community meeting @ 635 N. Eckhoff St. Ste. K.
We'll talk about our next steps to help the people in the riverbed and our county's growing homeless population.

new Oct 14 Saturday 11am-4pm, Irvine: The College Democrats at UCI MAUL the Recall! and Newman for Senate @ College Democrats at UCI, UCI flagpoles
This Saturday, the College Democrats at UCI will be heading to Fullerton to join Senator Josh Newman's team to #MaultheRecall!   Under attack by a wasteful recall effort funded by dark-money conservative groups, this seat decides control of the supermajority in the California State Senate.   Under attack by a wasteful recall effort funded by dark-money conservative groups, this seat decides control of the supermajority in the California State Senate.   We're going to make a difference in this critical election.   We'll have plenty of space for everyone to have a ride.   We'll be walking neighborhoods and textbanking voters, and you get FREE lunch! We will be back no later than 4pm.

new Oct 14 Saturday noon-3pm, Huntington Beach: Canvass to Flip the 48th @ Huntington Beach Central Library Park, 7111 Talbert Ave
Indivisible is excited to start knocking some doors!! 2018 is a big year for us, and SoCal is the catalyst for taking back the House! Where do you want to be on E-Day next year? Hopefully with us celebrating a huge win—a flipped 48th!! Save your knuckles—bring some golf balls! Sign up at http://www.slyreply.com/app/sheets/ninbiy905in6/Instructions by giving us your name, phone number, and email.

new Oct 15 Sunday 11:30am-2pm, Irvine: Dave Min for Congress Canvass Kick Off @ Bill Barber Memorial Park, 4 Civic Center Plaza
We hope you can join us as we kick off our canvassing efforts this Sunday! From the very beginning, Dave has said our campaign cannot be out-worked. We are proud to have an incredible amount of volunteers who are anxious to start talking with their neighbors about issues that matter to them and to share Dave's vision for Orange County.We'll train you to canvass and how to talk about Dave's campaign before we send you out with a partner to a nearby neighborhood. Can't make it to the kick-off but would like to canvass with us another time? Sign up here!-Team Dave. P.S. If you're planning on attending the Democrats of Greater Irvine meeting on Sunday afternoon, we'll have supporters there you can leave your packet with when you are finished!

Oct 15 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine general meeting with Delaine Eastin @ IRWD Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
At our next meeting we will be joined by special guest Delaine Eastin, former Superintendent of California Public Instruction and candidate for California Governor.   There will be food and refreshments for all attendees!   ALSO, try and commit at least one Saturday to join our neighborhood organizing team to walk neighborhoods talking to voters in Irvine EVERY Saturday from 10a m-2pm.   We're out every weekend building a Democratic movement in our city,   and joining us is as simple as showing up.   >>   You can RSVP for canvassing HERE!  <<   (address: 58 Costero Aisle, Irvine, 92614).

new Oct 15 Sunday 4-6pm, Orange: Out Loud: A Social Justice Arts Event @ My New Hope Pres, 191 N Orange St.
"Out Loud," is a social justice event, sponsored by New Hope Presbyterian Church in Orange, Ca.   It is an event in which writers, singers, musicians, visual artists, and spoken word artists, will speak to the pains of injustices in America, to create space for healing, and to provoke action toward a better future

new Oct 16 Monday 4pm, Anaheim: UUCA Economic Justice Ministry and Summer Of The People: The People's Homeless Task Force @ UUCA - Unitarian Universalist Church, 511 S Harbor Blvd
Meeting the day before Anaheim City Council to prep for public comments.

new Oct 16 Monday 5:30-7:30pm, Irvine: Dave Min Meet and Greet for Delegates @ University Hills Community Ctr, 1083 California Ave
If you haven't already done so, please RSVP by Oct. 14 to Paige@DaveDave Min Campaign. There will be food and beverages for you to enjoy!

Oct 16 Monday 5:30-8:30pm, Fullerton: United Nations 72nd Annual Gala - Shared Humanity: The UN Global Goals @ California State Univ Fullerton, Ballroom: Titan Student Union, 800 N State College Blvd
Please join United Nations Assoc, OC Chapter and California State Univ Fullerton, Generation United Nations for an evening of celebration with local community leaers, government officials, UNA members and friends. Guests will enjoy a delicious buffet dinner and an opportunity to bid for a course with the Adopt-A-Future silent auction. Highlight of the eventg will be the keynote speaker from the UN Foundatioin, Washington DC. For information and to purchase tickets, visit http://2017ungala.weebly.com. Proceeds will support education of refugee children.

Oct 16 Monday 7-10pm, Laguna Niguel: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club @ Faith Episcopal Church, 27802 El Lazo
You are invited to meet and interview the candidates: Harley Rouda, Laura Oatman, Omar Siddiqui, Boyd Roberts, Anthony Zarkades, Hans Keirstead, and Michael Kotick. The Aliso Niguel Democratic Club was founded to advance our common goals: to fight for social justice, protect those who are vulnerable, provide economic opportunities for all, work to be good stewards of our environment, and elect Democrats who support these goals. We meet at 6:45 pm one Monday of each month (check website for schedule), Faith Episcopal Church, Laguna Niguel. AlisoNiguelDemocrats@gmail.com

new Oct 17 Tuesday 10-11am, Huntington Beach: Indivisible OC 48, Tuesdays with-out Dana @ On the corner of Main and Orange
Today we will advocate for the environment in light of the desalination plant proposed for construction in Huntington Beach. With the recent devastation by hurricane in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the USVI, it is time to re-up the debate on climate change and climate science. Denial of scientific data on climate change is deadly as we have seen demonstrated by the record rainfall and super-sized hurricanes that pummeled the Gulf and the Atlantic Ocean recently.

new Oct 17 Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm, Fullerton: Reception with Gov. Jerry Brown for Re-election of Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva @ D'Vine, 132 W. Commonwealth
Please join us for this event with Gov. Brown and Assemblymember Quirk-Silva. This is a new date for the reception and we apologize for any inconvenience that this caused and hope that you will still be able to participate.  You can RSVP or donate at the link.  Please call Nicole Ward at 213/605-5471 with any questions and for info on tickets. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

new Oct 17 Tuesday 5:30-9:30pm, Santa Ana: Tell Santa Ana City Council not to criminalize homelessness @ Santa Ana City Hall, 20 Civic Center Plaza
This Tuesday, Santa Ana city council will vote on the second reading of an ordinance that would outlaw the possession of basic necessities used by the civic center homeless population including tents, basic tools, storage of recycling materials, and sports equipment. Furthermore, this ordinance would make it a crime to serve the civic center encampment without explicit permission from the city manager opening the way to limiting the supplies available to the encampment and the potential arrest of people merely trying to help with their own time and money. Please show up on Tuesday at 5:30 pm at the Santa Ana city council to speak out against the proposed ordinance. Please invite your friends and help spread the word about this important issue. If you live in Santa Ana, please call your council member.

new Oct 17 Tuesday 6:30pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats Meeting @ 24932 Veterans Way
Double Dose of Candidate Speakers!   Dr. Hans Keirstead (CD-48) and Brian Forde (CD-45)   Meet Brian Forde, Candidate for CD-45   Brian was born and raised in Tustin. He built his first computer, took his first college course, and started his first company in District 45. Brian has spent his life using technology to help others, from the Peace Corps to the White House.   Meet Dr. Hans Keirstead, Candidate for CD-48   "I'm running for Congress because, through my work in medicine and business, I have learned that innovative thinking is needed to inspire change. I revolutionized the treatment of spinal cord injuries by re-thinking how cells are developed and used as treatment, which allowed people to regain movement and sensation to limbs that were previously paralyzed. This same lateral approach can be used in Washington to fix our systemic problem of gridlock with innovative outside-the-box techniques." More info: facebook.com/events/174073933149796

new Oct 17 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Tustin: Mothers Out Front Tustin: The Case for Community Choice Energy @ City of Tustin - Municipal Government, 300 Centennial Way
Mothers Out Front Tustin has been asked by Tustin City Council to present the case for Community Choice Energy from the community's perspective. Please join us to learn more and/or show support for the city exploring this program that would give all residents and businesses choice about where their electricity comes from. Operational CCEs in other parts of the state offer residents cheaper, cleaner power and benefit the local economy.   We hope to have a strong showing from the community, so please RSVP so we know you're coming! Bring the kids - great civic engagement opportunity! Please join us at 6:45 if possible for a group photo.   For more information on Community Choice Energy please visit www.cleanpowerexchange.org .

Oct 17 Tuesday 7:30pm, Orange: Cousins Club of OC: Americans for Israeli/Palestinian Peace @ 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Jeff Warner and Yossi Khen will speak on A Path to Peace. Topics will include: (1) A path forward; (2) Case for two States; and (3) Why two States has not happened.   Discussion will follow. Please join us.

new Oct 18 Wednesday 5-6:30pm, Fullerton: Fruits of Labor: A Conversation about Labor @ CSUF Chicana & Chicano Resource Center, Titan Shops 109, 800 N. State College Blvd.
Asian Pacific American Resource Center and Chicana & Chicano Resource Center Presents...   Join us for a discussion with the Pilipino Workers Center about unity, farm workers, and domestic workers in the APIDA and Latinx communities withe the Pilipino Workers Center from Los Angeles

new Oct 18 Wednesday 6-8pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club General Meeting: Featuring Katie Porter @ San Juan Community Center, 25925 Camino Del Avion
Katie's Message: We need leaders in Congress who will stand up to Donald Trump. I'm running to continue the work I've always done - to take on the powerful special interests on behalf of our families. I hope you will join me!Porter, 43, has specialized in the abuses of home mortgage lenders and was appointed by then-Attorney General Kamala Harris to oversee California's share of a $25 billion national mortgage settlement. She has been endorsed by Harris and by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. Porter studied with Warren at Harvard Law School and the two co-authored "The Law of Debtors and Creditors." Please use ACT Blue on the website posting or the email blast to RSVP for dinner and/or meeting only.If unable to access ACT Blue please RSVP to willa@cox.net or 949-370- 0401. Speaker at 7:00; Dinner at 6:00.

new Oct 18 Wednesday 6-8pm, Irvine: The People's Forum: Exonerees v. District Attorney @ UCI Law EDU 1111, 401 E. Peltason Drive
District Attorneys are among the most powerful elected officials in government. The decisions they make impact the lives of millions of people, including families and entire communities. Wrongful convictions by District Attorneys affect the lives of exonerees immeasurably.   Join us for an interactive panel discussion with Orange County exonerees and legal professionals. We will discuss the power of District Attorneys, their role in the issues we care about most, and what you can do in your community.

new Oct 18 Wednesday 7:30pm, Santa Ana: "Surviving Peace" with Cousins Club of OC @ Regency Theater, 1561 W. Sunflower Ave.
To members and friends of the Cousins Club of Orange County: Please join us for a showing of the film "Surviving Peace", directed and produced by attorney Josef Avesar. We hope to see you there! Mr. Avesar will be at the theater for a Q and A session following the film. This film delves deeply into the core issues driving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The film is an attempt to encourage fresh thinking for peace. Well known peace activists and personalities who appear in the film include Uri Avnery, Galia Golan, Yossi Beilin, Saeb Erekat, Jeff Halper Michael Dukakis, John Mearsheimer, and many others. For any questions email Ruth Shapin at rshapin@gmail.com.

new Oct 19 Thursday 9am-5pm, Huntington Beach: Surfrider Foundation: Stop Wall Street Water from Taking Over Southern California @ 2000 Main St.
Volunteers needed to attend the Thursday, Oct. 19 State Lands Commission meeting at the Huntington Beach City Council Chambers (2000 Main St.) to oppose the building of a huge, destructive ocean desalination plant in Huntington Beach. Surfrider staff will be doing a presentation, but we're hoping to get at least 50 chapter activists from throughout Southern California to join a rally prior to the hearing, to hold signs and, if desired, to give additional comment during the meeting. The meeting begins at 9am. Typically the meetings last only a few hours, but we can't guarantee timing. Why is the proposed HB desal plant bad? From www.CaliforniaDesalFacts.o rg: MORE Info: facebook.com/events/123164961672858

new Oct 19 Thursday 5:45-8:30pm, Irvine: World Affairs Council of OC @ Orange County Mining Company, 10000 Crawford Canyon Road
A general reception and lecture event with Kerri Murray, Pres, of Shelter Box. "Global disaster relief and responding to humanitarian crisis"  More info: www.worldaffairscouncil.org

new Oct 19 Thursday 6-8pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees Social: Pizza with a purpose ! @ California Pizza Kitchen (Alton Square, 5465 Alton Pkwy
For many of us, that's you and you, FOCD feels like a family that we care about, but rarely take the time to enjoy and be in community. Let's change that up a bit and get together to relax, chat and catch up. People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some of us it is a chance to give back to the community, and make a difference in the lives of those who find themselves alone and the often unexpected isolation of immigration detention. For others, it offers us the chance to meet interesting and diverse people, and to make new friends. Or, perhaps, all of these! For this reason FOCD would like to invite you to the first of what we hope will be several social opportunities throughout the year. This event is open to all FOCD volunteers, extended friends and family and anyone you know who wants to hang out with some great people. As an added bonus 20% of your meal's price will be donated back to Friends of Orange County Detainees! Please note: The 20% donation offer will be offered throughout the whole day. Although we will be meeting at 6pm for dinner. For more details: Please contact Ananda at (949) 656 9612 / focdoutreach@gmail.com/ RSVP is essential: Please RSVP at https://www.groupraise.com/events/38055

new Oct 19 Thursday 6pm, Newport Beach: NARAL OC Action Mixer @ Newport Beach Brewing Co., 2910 Newport Blvd.
Big things are happening in Orange County! With 2018 midterm elections coming up, we have the opportunity to flip the House and replace anti-choice members of Congress with politicians who care about access to women's healthcare and understand that women deserve freedom to make their own reproductive decisions. But in order to do this, we need your help. Come meet fellow NARAL members who share your passion for reproductive freedom and gender equality and learn about ways you can get involved in flipping the House in 2018! Questions? Contact Morgan Mitchell, NARAL Pro-Choice California Organizing Fellow at mmitchell@prochoiceamerica.org   * Required The Facebook event can be found here and you can RSVP here.

new Oct 19 Thursday 6:30pm, Santa Ana: OC NORML Membersip Meeting @ Bud and Bloom, 1327 E Saint Gertrude Pl
We will still discuss legislation, events and hear from our special guest speaker from the 420 Foodie Club.   The OC NORMl Industry meeting is still scheduled for Wednesday, October 25th and out topic is cultivation licenses.   Please visit our website for updates at www.OrangeCountyNORMl.org

new Oct 19 Thursday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Democratic Socialists of America: Running for Local Office 101 @ Brad Brafford LGBT Center, 305 E. 4th. St. 2nd. Floor
While there are a number of local congressional races getting a lot of publicity in the lead up to the 2018 election, less attention has been given to those running for local office. In reality, our city councilors and members of our school and water boards have a tremendous opportunity to take concrete steps towards building the groundwork for the more equitable society we're all striving for.   If you're interested in learning the nuts and bolts of how these local races are run - and won - we invite you to join us on October 19th as we hear from speakers with first hand knowledge of what it means to run a competetive campaign in Orange County. Whether you're deliberating a run for office yourself, or are simply interested in building a deeper understanding of how political power is built at the local level, this is shaping up to be a very informative event.

new Oct 20 Friday 9am-2:30pm, Santa Ana: 5th OC Women's Health Summit @ Delhi Center, 505 East Central Avenue
the premier conference for healthcare, social service, nonprofit, government, academic, advocacy, and other professionals concerned with women's health in Orange County.This year's Summit will feature presentations about health care reform, efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and the implications for women's health at the national, state, and local levels. Join us to stay abreast of the latest developments and identify strategies for protecting women's health in this rapidly changing landscape. For registration and more details, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-orange-county-womens-health-summit-protecting-womens-health-in-a-rapidly-changing-landscape-registration-33718054609?aff=ebdsorderfblightbox. Admission is $45 and includes light breakfast and lunch.

new Oct 20 Friday 5-6pm, Laguna Woods: Resist this Madman. Join us in protest @ the corner of El Toro and Paseo de Valencia in front of Chase bank
Laguna Woods Resist: Resist this Madman. Join us in protest.

new Oct 20 Friday 7pm, Anaheim: Stand Against Hate: Protest Steve Bannon @ Anaheim Marriott, 700 Convention Way
Steve Bannon has been invited by the California GOP, and will be headliner speaker at their convention in Anaheim. He represents what our society should not about, and needs to know that we will not stand idly by while he spreads his hate. Join Peace Builders of Orange County along with hosts from Indivisible OC - CA 46th and The Resistance - Northridge Indivisible, and to protest the racist, radical, oppressive and dangerous direction the GOP has taken. DISCLAIMER: Everyone participating in this call to action will be required to abide by all applicable laws and lawful orders of authorities. This Call to action will be nonviolent and will not involve any civil disobedience or other violation of law.Parking:  Public transportation, carpooling or bicycling is encouraged. There is no free parking in Anaheim resort area, and it can be very expensive. Closest reasonably priced is Anaheim Garden Walk parking garage, a 3/4 mile walk, with some validation options if you dine there. Best local park & ride option is ARTIC, 2626 E Katella Ave. From there, Anaheim Resort Transportation bus is $3 each way (cash on board) or $5.50 to purchase a one day pass in advance. http://rideart.org/fares-and-passes/ Stay informed as new information becomes available, go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/305400209935153/

new Oct 21-22 Saturday-Sunday 8am-3pm, Irvine: Two-Day Student Labor Organizing Conference (SLOC) 2017 @ Associated Students UCI (ASUCI)G244, Student Center
This year, UC Irvine will be hosting the 5th annual Student Labor Organizing Conference (SLOC). SLOC is an annual conference bringing together students, workers, scholars, and activists from across the UC to learn, discuss, and strategize how to fight for labor rights and social justice throughout our university system. As the 45th Presidential administration continues its attacks on immigrants, people of color, undocumented folks, and other targeted communities, it has also waged war against the unions that fight to protect the workers from these and other marginalized groups that make our university run. Come learn about organizing alongside and standing in solidarity with the workers on our campuses and medical centers; and join the fight to ensure that the labor and human rights of everyone on our campuses is respected! Register ASAP at https://tinyurl.com/SLOC2017 is co-hosted by AFSCME 3299, the University of California Student Association (UCSA); United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS); and the EVP Office at ASUCI).

new Oct 21 Saturday 8:30am-5:30pm, Escondido: The San Diego County Democratic Party's 7th Biennial County Convention @ California Center for the Arts, 340 N. Escondido Blvd.
In between general sessions highlighting statewide and local elected officials and candidates, attendees will choose from a wide range of thought-provoking breakout sessions. If you have not already reserved your seat, you can sign up now at www.sddemconvention.org. The general registration fee of $50 covers a continental breakfast and admission to all breakout and general sessions, with speakers including California Treasurer John Chiang, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, State Senator Ricardo Lara, former Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and many other Democratic luminaries. Please note that advance ticket sales for the Leadership Luncheon are now closed. However, a limited number of lunch tickets will be available for purchase onsite. We're gearing up for a full and dynamic day and hope you'll be part of it! Themed "Rise up and Reach Out," the convention will provide excellent opportunities to network, organize, and prepare for the elections just one year away. Please click here to RSVP today or call (858) 277-336

new Oct 21 Saturday 10am-noon, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: 48th District "Get To Know Your Candidates" @ Carden Conservatory Elementary School, 5702 Clark Dr.
The HB Huddle is excited to host a series of Q&A sessions featuring congressional candidates who are running for Rohrabacher's seat in the 48th District.   Candidates will speak briefly followed by Q&A. Not familiar with the HB Huddle? Not an HB resident? That's okay! Come get to know your candidates!

new Oct 21 Saturday 1pm, Fullerton: Rally to Rename Plummer Auditorium: KKK out of Fullerton @ Louis E Plummer Auditorium, 201 E Chapman Ave
Orange County was a stronghold for the KKK in the 1920s. Louis Plummer was a member of the KKK in Fullerton.   The Plummer Auditorium sits adjacent to the campus of Fullerton High School and serves as a venue for school functions and for the performing arts.   It is time that we stop honoring Fullerton's racist/Nativist past. We need to rename the Plummer Auditorium. Such an important building for the community must not continue to bear the name of a white supremacist, KKK member.   Details of the program:   I'm in the process of lining up speakers knowledgeable on California History and local musical artists and poets. The date may change as well.   History: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.laprogressive.com/orange-county-kkk-roots/amp   http://www.ocweekly.com/news/welcome-to-ku-klux-kounty-6425325

new Oct 21 Saturday 1-4pm, Newport Beach: Canvassing and Voter Outreach @ 21731 Ocean Vista Dr
Studies show that canvassing is the most effective way to win elections. Join us to flip Orange County blue! This is an introduction to canvassing/voter outreach with the Laguna Beach Democratic Club. You will learn how to listen actively to the concerns of voters, and help them identify Democratic party and other progressive activities in which they may be interested. No previous experience required - just an interest in finding out more about how we are going to turn Orange County blue! Led by Quinn Ruvacava. For more info and articles on canvasing, visit here.

Oct 21 Saturday 5-7pm, Costa Mesa: Beacon of Light Celebration @ Fairview Community Church, 2525 Fairview Rd
Join us as we celebrate Justice and honor those who shine their light to make our community a better place! This year's honorees are Felicity Figueroa, Benjamin Vazquez and MIKA! There will be a light meal, drinks, entertainment and a silent auction followed by a short program. Ticket information at http://ocfairviewchurch.org/

Oct 21 Saturday 9am-2pm, Costa Mesa: Fall in Love with the Westside @ Estancia Hight School, 2323 Placentia Ave
Estancia High School PTSA is excited to present the best of Westside Costa Mesa! Admission is free for this Local Artisans Market & Community Gathering! Come shop, eat, enjoy, and FALL in love with the Westside! Event features Local Artisans Market, Pottery Workshop, Community Art Collaboration, Pumpkin Patch, Food, Kids Activities, Live Music and More!

new Oct 22 Sunday 2-4pm, Laguna Beach: Uprooting Racism Workshop with Paul Kivel @ Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Hwy.
Please join us for a workshop with author Paul Kivel, who will be presenting material from his book Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Social Justice, which is now in its fourth edition.   A purchase of a ticket entitles you to a copy of Paul's book, and a two-hour workshop. Please note that attendance will be capped at 30 people, in order to ensure that there is space for everyone. For additional info: facebook.com/events/1369821949798187

new Oct 22 Sunday 3-4pm, Brea: Moms Demand Action Membership Meeting @ Panera Bread, 423 South Associated Road
New and current members please join us to discuss upcoming gun sense efforts and actions. Please RSVP here: https://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/6853/signup/

new Oct 23-Nov 5 Monday-Sunday, Irvine: UC Irvine Green Challenge @ UC Irvine Student Center, A311
Win Prizes for using sustainable transportation!   For two weeks, we'll be holding a challenge for all UC Irvine students and staff to see who can save the most pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. Starting October 23rd, log every sustainable commute using our free mobile app. The app tracks your distance, start and end position, and pounds of CO2 saved for every trip. The top three users with the most carbon emissions savings win!!   Important: Register under UC Irvine to be included in this competition. Use the drop-down menu on the top left corner of the app's homepage. Go to "My Account." Scroll to the "Additional Info" section. Enter "UC Irvine" in the school field. That's it!   How to Participate:   1. Download our free mobile app   2. Create an account   3. Track your sustainable commutes with our app to win!

new Oct 23 Monday 4pm, Anaheim: UUCA Economic Justice Ministry and Summer Of The People: The People's Homeless Task Force @ UUCA - Unitarian Universalist Church, 511 S Harbor Blvd
Meeting the day before Anaheim City Council to prep for public comments.

new Oct 23 Monday 7pm, Irvine: People for Housing OC: Irvine Kick Off MeetingC @ Irvine Spectrum Center, 670 Spectrum Center Dr.
We are launching an Irvine chapter of our grassroots group to advocate for more housing in Irvine! The kick off meeting is being held at a member's home near the Spectrum. If you are an Irvine resident, please sign up here and we will contact you with directions. https://goo.gl/forms/BKms0BbTQNT0iuM63

new Oct 24 Tuesday noon-2pm, Anaheim: Cultural Terrace Conceptual Master Plan @ City of Irvine City Hall1 Civic Center Plz
Wear your Green!   Be There to Show You Care!   RSVP emails to: OCGreatGardens@aol.com   The City staff will be presenting a conceptual plan for the Cultural Terrace, including the location of primary & supporting elements of the Terrace.   Come to this meeting to show your support for the 59 acre botanical garden in the Great Park.   Bring your family & friends!   https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/gafcon-marketing/071001_Comprehensive_Master_Plan_-_Final.pdf

new Oct 25 Wednesday 11am-1:30pm, Irvine: Womem For:OC "Requiem for the American Dream" @ IRWD Duck Club, 5 Riparian View,
"Requiem for the American Dream" is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, widely regarded as the most important   intellectual alive, on the defining characteristic of our time - the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few.   Through interviews filmed over four years, Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality - tracing a half-century of policies designed to favor the most wealthy at the expense of the majority - while also looking back on his own life of activism and political participation.   Profoundly personal and thought provoking, Chomsky provides penetrating insight into what may well be the lasting legacy of our time - the death of the middle class, and swan song of functioning democracy. A potent reminder that power ultimately rests in the hands of the governed, REQUIEM is required viewing for all who maintain hope in a shared stake in the future.   11:00 - Refreshments   11:30 - Feature film (starts promptly) More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1914264108827737

new Oct 25 Wednesday noon-2pm, Irvine: Lunch with League by League: "Fair and Efficient Voting in OC and the U. S." Neal Kelley, OC Registrar of Voters @ Back Bay Conference Center, 3415 Michelson Dr
by League of Women Voters of Orange Coast Entrees: 1. Broiled Chicken Salad   2. Chicken Teriyaki with Steamed Rice and Vegetable   Both entrees are served with Garlic Bread and choice of Cookies or Brownies for dessert.   RVSP with entrée choice. The cost of the meal is $20, speaker only $5. Pay with cash or check made out to LWV OC at the door.   RSVP by October 22. We're happy to introduce an electronic reservation form for our Lunch with League. Click on this link to try it out: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFcegRCUX7A6aQqIsllh1zm-3f7NBo_zXTat5xxAm-8KMcGQ/viewform?usp=sf_link   As before, you're welcome to RSVP by calling/emailing Barb Wood. at 208-284-9167 or email at barbjsocal@gmail.com More information: facebook.com/events/374062889679327

new Oct 25 Wednesday 6-8pm, Irvine: OC National Women's Political Caucus #MeToo group discussion @ The Duck Club, 15 Raparian Way
Join Activism Janice Burstin Meet Janice at CH 5 at 5:30 p.m. for carpooling. Further details and rsvp link below. We have changed the topic of the October 25th meeting!In light of the recent allegations against staff members at the DPOC and OC Labor, during the #MeToo campaign this week, we have decided to have a discussion about sexual harassment, not only in the workplace...everywhere!   We have invited experts on the subject of sexual harassment and sexual assault, to discuss how we educate other women and men on the importance of speaking up.   Visit our website for more details and to RSVP http://www.nwpcoc.org/me_too_discussion?mc_cid=911ad0c972&mc_eid=e218ec98e4

new Oct 25 Wednesday 6:30-9pm, Costa Mesa: Banning Ranch meeting @ Mesa Verde United Methodist Church, 1701 West Baker
Please join the Banning Ranch Conservancy  at the  to meet other supporters, learn more about Banning Ranch, and help with our effort to save all of Banning Ranch.   If you cannot attend but still want to help, please email info@banningranchconservancy. org or call (714)-719-2148.

new Oct 25 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club @ Costa Mesa Senior Center, 695 W. 19th St.

new Oct 26 Thursday noon-2pm, Irvine: UCI Housing Sustainability Fall Sustainability Fair @ Campus Village Housing, 1063 W Peltason Dr,
Join Housing Sustainability as it hosts its annual Fall Sustainability Fair. Learn about zero waste, fair trade, and sustainability initiatives on campus and in the community!   First 100 attendees will receive a free reusable totebag!   More details to come.   Featuring: UCI Hospitality & Dining, UCI Student Wellness, The Green Initiative Fund (T.G.I.F) at UCI, ASUCI Sustainability Project Commission, Climatepedia, UC Irvine Department of Earth System Science (ESS), UCI Global Sustainability Resource Center - GSRC, Sullivan Solar Power, UCI Costa Rica Program, KUCI-FM, and more!   To register or for more information see: http://bit.ly/UCISustainabilityFallFair2017

new Oct 26 Thursday 4:30-5:30pm, Brea: "Republican Budget Cuts Graveyard" Rally and Talk Session @ 210 W. Birch St.
We will be gathering to conduct a talk session and a visit at Congressman Ed Royce's Brea office,   and to share our stories of how the budget cuts on social safety nets will/have an effect on you or your family.   We are wanting to know your stories, so please come and share.   A video capturing all our stories will be made and delivered to Ed Royce.   Please complete the Google Form at this link ( https://tinyurl.com/ydydlyq4 ) to allow us to organize the sharing of the stories.   If you cannot attend please still add your story to the google form as we are happy to share it on your behalf, or share the story excluding any of your identifying information. More info: facebook.com/events/1453797991340304

new Oct 26 Thursday 6pm, Irvine: PDA Chapter meeting @ Home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River
Join us for PDA discussion and action. Note early evening start time! We will have a stimulating discussion of national, regional, and local issues of concern, and opportunities for action!  Please bring a pot luck snack food item.   Hope you can make it! Peace and health, Dr. Bill Honigman Judy Hess   PLEASE RSVP http://pda.nationbuilder.com/

new Oct 26 Thursday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: ACLU Clean Dream Phone Bank @ ACLU Offices, 1851 E First st Te 450
The ACLU of California affiliates are starting a statewide push to targeted congress members for a Clean Dream Act and we need your help! In Orange County, we have identified Congressmembers Ed Royce and Mimi Walters as targets for a Clean Dream Act. We need to mobilize the community to show Walters and Royce that an organized and determined movement for a Clean Dream Act exists and that we expect them to take strong and bold action under the current administration's nonstop attacks against the immigrant community. In the next few months, we are planning legislative meetings with the congressmembers' offices, rallies, and weekly phone banks to inundate their offices with local support for a Clean Dream Act. Our first event will be next Thursday, October 26th from 6-8pm at our ACLU Offices in Santa Ana. Event information: https://go.peoplepower.org/event/action_attend/10703

Oct 26 Thursday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Planned Parenthood/OC Young Democrats Young Professionals Halloween Mixer @ Chapter One: The Modern Local, 227 N Broadway
The Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties, in collaboration with our sponsor: OC Young Democrats, invite you to our first annual Young Professionals Mixer. Dress up as your favorite or not so favorite political figure and learn how to fight the fright in 2018! (Costumes are optional). Ticket: $30 (includes appetizers and one drink ticket). RSVP here if you dare... http://www.ppaction.org/site/Calendar?id=131945&view=Detail

new Oct 27 Friday 7-8:30am, Anaheim: Quirk-Silva Breakfast Club with Chief Justice of California @ Ehlers Event Center, Veterans Hall, 150 S. Knott Ave.
Please join me for a continental breakfast and talk about issues impacting California from a firsthand perspective with the 28th Chief Justice of California, Tani Cantil-Sakauye,   (Registration begins at 7:00 a.m.)   RSVP here, Claudia.Pena@asm.ca.gov, or by calling (714) 521-6505.

new Oct 27 Friday 11am-1:30pm, Irvine: Conversation with John Chiang @ California State University, Fullerton, Irvine Campus, 3 Banting
OC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and California State University, Fullerton Mihaylo College of Business and Economics present this special forum, which will provide an important opportunity for 2018 California Gubernatorial Candidate John Chiang to share how he will address policy priorities that impact small businesses in Orange County. There is no cost to attend, however this is an invitation only event. Food and refreshments will be provided.   Register here   http://ocnextevent.com/event/2018-california-gubernatorial/

new Oct 27 Friday 6:30pm, Santa Ana: Trans Action @ LGBT Center, 1605 N Spurgeon
Announcing Trans* Action, a new social support group! The group will meet every 2nd and 4th Friday of each month. Attendees must complete a phone orientation to attend. More info including contact information on the flyer.   https://secure.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/b/9/a/b/600_460847531.jpeg Please visit our website and follow us on social media for the latest updates to LGBT Center services, group schedules, meetups, events, behind-the-scene photos and much more!   http://www.lgbtcenteroc.org/

new Oct 28 Saturday 9am-10pm, Irvine: Neighborhood Coffee Meet with Farrah: by Farrah N. Khan for Irvine City Council 2018 @ Cielo Coffee, 5317 University Dr.
I continue to work on issues that matter to you. It's important to have representation that understands the needs of the community and takes action. Now, I want to hear directly from you. Join me for coffee during my listening tour. I want to hear what your concerns are, because I care. If you'd like to schedule a date/time in your neighborhood, please let me know. www.ElectFarrah.org "Your Voice on City Council"

new Oct 28 Saturday 10am-2pm, Irvine: Neighborhood Organizing with Democrats Of Greater Irvine: Canvassing Schedule @ 58 Costero Aisle
DGI and the Democratic Party of Orange County are organizing canvassing to fellow Democratic voters in the Irvine community to organize and engage them in Democratic politics. To flip Irvine blue in 2018 and beyond, we need to activate as many Democratic voters as possible, and every Saturday is an opportunity for you to join DGI Neighborhood Organizers and canvass neigborhoods in Irvine. Text/call: (949) 683-9852 for directions. Please park in the uncovered areas. Remember to bring your bag/backpack, hat, bottled water, sunscreen, clipboard, pen, charged up cell phone/device, and comfortable walking clothing/shoes. Wear a name badge/label, and if you have some Democratic Party gear to wear - great!

new Oct 28 Saturday 11am-4pm, Fullerton: College Democrats of CSUF Young Progressives Day of Action: #Maul The Recall @ Friends of Josh Newman Opposed to the Recal, l153 N Raymond Ave
Join us for a day of knocking on doors and spreading the word about the misleading effort to recall our State Senator Josh Newman! Josh has our back on progressive issues, so we have Josh's back. Meet fellow young progressives from around the greater LA-OC-IE area and hear from young elected officials who are making a difference in their communities.   Food will be provided.

new Oct 28 Saturday 11am-9pm, Fullerton: Ethnic Studies Department and FC STOMP Club Fullerton College Ethnic Studies Summit @ Fullerton College, 321 E Chapman Ave,
The third annual Fullerton College Ethnic Studies summit is a free two-day public event that will bring together students, educators, scholars, organizers, activists, artists, and community leaders to explore this year's theme "Liberation, Autonomy, and Self-Determination."   The intentions of the summit are to generate knowledges and raise consciousness by theorizing, strategizing, skill-sharing, and discussing practices for responding to and ending all systems of oppression. We will explore the concepts and lived philosophies of Liberation, Autonomy, and Self-Determination in order to inspire action with the hopes of creating better selves, a better community, and a better world.   REGISTER HERE!   http://fcstomp.org/registration For more info:facebook.com/events/712288335608759

new Oct 29 Sunday 3-4:30pm, Irvine: Katie Porter Delegate Meet and Greet @ the Vine, 5151 California Ave.
Join Katie Porter and her campaign team for a meet and greet. Katie knows what it means to fight! As a consumer advocate, Katie Porter has spent nearly twenty years fighting Wall Street banks who cheat consumers and families. Now, she's running for Congress to take that fight to Washington -- to stand up to Donald Trump and the powerful special interests on behalf of our families. www.katieporter.com

new Oct 29 Sunday 3-5pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: Potluck in the Park @ Huntington Beach Public Library, 7111 Talbert Ave
The women's rights group is hosting a potluck in the park. It'll be a chance to be around like minded individuals. There will be light snacks and refreshments. We will be on the north side of the library, past the fountatin on the grassy area. Please bring chairs or blankets to relax on.

new Oct 30 Monday 6-9pm, Newport Beach: Laura Oatman for Congress Halloween Birthday Fundraiser @ Address information provided upon RSVP
Come help Laura celebrate her 58th birthday at our Halloween fundraising event in support of Oatman for Congress.   We invite you to join the Ghouls and Ghosts at #teamlaura working to retire Rohrabacher.   Contribution levels:   $2700 Demons | $1000 Ghouls | $158 Vampires | $58 Ghosts   ***All contributions gratefully accepted***   Let's raise a glass and cash for Laura Oatman for Congress!   The night will include light appetizers, libations, live music, dancing & a ton of fun at Laura's haunted house! *Prizes will be awarded for funniest, scariest, and most original costumes.*   Please purchase your ticket online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/halloween.birthday   and RSVP to Daisy@PSCcampaigns.com, (562) 491-1318   Address information provided upon RSVP   We love volunteers! Please let us know if you are interested in helping at this and future events.

new Oct 30 Monday 6:15pm, Anaheim: Housing is a Human Right OC coalition @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor Blvd.
Planning for our November 14th budget action at the OC Board of Supervisors.

new Oct 31 Tuesday 10am-noon, Anaheim: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice community gathering @ Anaheim United Methodist Church, 1000 S. State College Blvd.
Join us during our October Clergy & Community Gathering!!   We look forward to a time of conversation about the economic justice issues that our communities are facing. With the power of faith, hope, and solidarity we can achieve transformation in our communities.   As a distinguished faith and community leader, please join us in our efforts to break down barriers, and to further expand economic opportunity for all.   If you plan on attending, please RSVP to:   iarellano@cluejustice.org   Light refreshments will be provided.   #CLUEJustice #SacredRESISTANCE

new Oct 31 Tuesday 2-8pm, Fullerton: SQE Fullerton Unity Block Party @ CSUF, 800 N. State College Blvd.
  This will be a celebration of cultures, identity, solidarity, and education. We as a community are dedicated to peacefully coming together and building our strength to illustrate the values we uphold of inclusion of all cultures, backgrounds, and areas of knowledge.   The event will feature Social Justice Teach-Ins, Live Music (such as Weapons of Mass Creation!), Tabling from On-Campus and Community Orgs, Speakers (Jennicet Gutierrez & Mohammad Abdel Haq + more!) , and Food.   In collaboration with fellow Cal State Fullerton Organizations and Community Organizations: Latinx Student Psychological Association, M.E.Ch.A., Queer Trans People of Color (QTPOC), OC Af3irm, CSULB LA RAZA, OC Grads to Be, OC Immigrant Youth United, Muslim Student Association, Women and Gender Studies Student Association, Anthropology Student Association, Sociology Club, Grad Counseling Student Association, American Studies Students Association, Refuse Fascism, more to come!

new Oct 31 Tuesday 4-7pm, Fullerton: No fascist Milo in SoCal! No racist, sexist, anti-trans hate!: Hosted by L.A. United Front Against Fascism @ California State University Fullerton: 800 N State College Blvd,
Fascist provacateur Milo Yiannopoulos is scheduled to bring his racist, sexist, xenophobic, transphobic poison to Cal State Fullerton. Join with the community to repel this attack on the democratic rights of the people. Help organize and mobilize against all fascist aggression. "Fighting words" is not protected free speech! No oxygen for this-- http://i.imgur.com/RkrrEtz.jpg Hosted by L.A. United Front Against Fascism

new Oct 31 Tuesday 7pm, Irvine: AIUSA Irvine Local Group 178 Group Meeting @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy
We will cover upcoming events, discuss Amnesty International news and take action on the latest AI cases.   We meet in Plumer Hall, the building at the back of the church.   Free and open to public   Refreshments will be served


NOVEMBER

new Nov 1 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Irvine: Reflecting on Race, Law and White Supremacy by Western State Law Review and 4 others @ Western State College of Law, 1 Banting
Join us for a conversation on the relationship between race and the law, with a particular focus on the past experiences of Asian-American communities and the present challenges facing Muslim-Americans. Prof. Neil Gotanda's groundbreaking scholarship in the area of Asian American Jurisprudence and his current work on the racialization of Muslim-Americans will foreground this discussion, which will take place during his last semester teaching at Western State before entering retirement. More info: facebook.com/events/282480742265998

[Canceled] Nov 1 Wednesday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: Canceled Democracy for America-Orange County Regular Meeting @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 S. Coast Dr
DFA-OC normally meets the first Wed. of the month. Our current plan is to resume meeting the first Wed. of December. Karl Strauss is remodeling and the patio will not be available until December.

Nov 2 Thursday 6:30-10pm, Irvine: MECha de UCI: Dia de los Muertos @ UCI Student Center Terrace, UCI Student Center & Event Services, A, 311 W Peltason Dr
MEChA de UCI invites you to our annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) event. Dia de Los Muertos is a Latin-American holiday that focuses on celebrating within communites to celebrate our loved ones that have passed. On this day, it is believed that loved ones spirits return to the earth and celebrate among the living. Everyone is welcome to come learn more about the traditions, history, and about the importance of this day. Entertainment: TBA Arts and Crafts, Facepainting, Altares, Org Vendors (Bring Money), Dancing, Free Food While supplies last and served at a specific hour!!! You are welcomed to bring Friends, hallmates/housemates, and Family!

new Nov 2 Thursday 6:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South Orange County: Community Issues - Not My Toll Road and the Fight to End Human Trafficking! @ San Juan Capistrano Community Center, 25925 Camino Del Avion
November General Meeting will feature presentations by the Coalition to Save San Clemente (Not my Toll Road) and the I-5 Freedom Network to end Human Trafficking. Wine & Soft Drinks, no dinner at this meeting!

new Nov 2 Thursday 6:45-9pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC: Season of Change for OC's District Attorney @ 17250 Los Jardines W.
The DCWOC is thrilled to present two speakers at our November meeting: Brett Murdock, candidate for OC District Attorney, and Bethany Webb, whose experiences with Orange County's current DA have been stained by misconduct, headline abuses of power, and heartrending frustration.For more info: facebook.com/events/1972099609744389

new Nov 2 Thursday 7-9pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace and Justice Coalition: "I Am Not Your Negro" @ Saint Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave,
Free screening of I Am Not Your Negro More info at: http://www.whittierpeace.org/index.htm#MovieNight

new Nov 3 Friday 3:30-5:30pm, Fullerton: CSUF Economics Association First Annual EA Policy Panel @ Mihaylo Hall 1506
We would like to take this time to formally announce our highly anticipated first annual policy panel which will feature four renowned economists discussing various topics such as the trade deficit, income inequality, higher education and the minimum wage. This is a free public event so don't forget to invite your friends and family! Food and drinks will be provided!   Shift Happens!   -EA

new Nov 4 Saturday 10am-noon, Tustin: OC CIVIC Training Immigration Detention Visits @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1221 Wass St.
Join us in a training with CIVIC to learn how you can visit and support people held in immigration detention! Immigrants and refugees are suffering in detention centers across Southern California in deplorable and immoral conditions. Each year, there are approximately 400,000 people being held in jails and private prisons; many parents are unjustly separated from their children and some suffer in solitary confinement. This is a moral crisis and there is an urgent need to visit and offer care to people in detention centers who are being denied basic human rights. Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) is committed to ending US immigration detention "by monitoring human rights abuses, elevating stories, building community based alternatives to detention and advocating for system change" (endisolation.org).   CONTACT Info:   Laura Siriani,   Lucero Garcia, CLUE   http://www.cluejustice.org/   laura@stpauls.org

New Nov 4 Saturday noon-9pm, Santa Ana: 15th Annual (Quinceañera) Noche de Altares @ La Cuatro
Since 2002, El Centro Cultural de Mexico has been organizing Noche de Altares, or a Night of Altars, a community based Día de los Muertos celebration, where families, students, community organization and businesses come together to create an authentic cultural experience that reflects Mexican tradition and what makes up our communities today. Organized by volunteers, the purpose of the celebration is to honor the ancient traditions of the festival and bring community members together through art, culture, and compassion. facebook.com/events/787036761457335

new Nov 4 Saturday 12:15-1:45pm, Anaheim: Anaheim Democratic Club Welcomes Delaine Easton, Gubernatorial Candidate @ Haskett Library Multipurpose Room, 2650 W Broadway
Delaine Eastin is a former California State Superintendent of Public Instruction and served as a member of the CA State Assemby  and city council member. For more info, call Club President Dr. Jeanette Burns at 714/328-4468.

new Nov 4 Saturday 3-6pm, Huntington Beach: Sierra Club Political Leadership Award @ Senior Center in Central Park, 18041 Goldenwest Avenue
This year we are celebrating California Taking the Lead on environmental issues across the nation. There will be plenty of entertainment and food while we gather to raise money to support pro-environment candidates, we will be honoring four environmental heroes from both political parties who have worked and voted consistently to protect the environment in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. More info: facebook.com/events/205647829976089

New Nov 4 Saturday 4-6pm, Santa Ana: Democratic Socialists of America - OC general meeting @ Isaiah House
This will be our last general meeting until the end of the holiday season. We will be recapping our fall actions and sharing our plans for the next couple months.   ***IMPORTANT STUFF***   Parking: There is street parking. Please be careful when parking on side streets, as many of them are resident parking only, which IS enforced by the Santa Ana police.   Donations: Our hosts at the Isaiah House are starting a new food day to serve Orange County's growing homeless population, and need food for sack lunches. That's things like chips, granola bars, small water bottles, bread (for sandwiches), crackers, and fruit cups. Any donations are greatly appreciated!   In addition, the Socialist Feminist committee is accepting donations of clothing, children's clothing, toys, books, etc for their upcoming fundraiser in December. It will be a childcare fund for any members that may need it.

new Nov 4 Saturday 5:15pm, Santa Ana: Movie and Discussion: Dolores @ Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St.
Come watch a great film about Dolores Huerta. Following synopsis has been taken directly from the page where the movie trailer is; link can be found right after this… "Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century - and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one's life to social change. Directed by Peter Bratt." To see the trailer, go to: https://www.doloresthemovie.com/about Parking: There are a few parking structures in the downtown area, pay parking lots and street meters. Recommended: the covered parking lot at 5th Street & Spurgeon Street. The 4th Street Market & Frida Cinema is one block away.

new Nov 5 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: OC Green Party meeting - What We Learned at the Movement School for Revolutionaries on Oct. 7th: A discussion among attendees and you. @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
The Movement School https://www.school4rev.org/   Our County Council meetings are always held after the general meeting, and the public is invited. If you can share a ride or need a ride to our meeting, please contact Bea Tiritilli: tiritilligreen@sbcglobal.net. For more info, contact Matt Leslie, Secretary, approximateman@earthlink.net. http://www.ocgreens.org. (949)559-7336

New Nov 5 Sunday 4:30-6:30pm, Irvine: Together We Will OC - Building Coalitions: People, Process, and Pow @ Duck Club 15 Riparian View
After the showing, we will have a roundtable discussion about whether to implement any of the suggestions, what inspired you, what made you uncomfortable, etc,   We are at a "coalition moment" in the surge of activism since last November. Many grassroots organizations are finding each other to reduce duplication and are uniting to work on common goals. We know that coordinated actions with broader constituencies yield greater impact, leverage power, and voices of grassroots voters are amplified. More info: facebook.com/events/1342576225856504

new Nov 5 Sunday 5-8pm, Irvine: Democratic Foundation of OC 2017 Annual Dinner @ The Hilton, Irvine, 18800 MacArthur Blvd.
Join Your Fellow Citizens, to Honor Great Democrats and to Help Launch Our 2018 Campaign to Re-Take Congress! Sponsorships: Diamond Sponsorship Package: $10,000 Includes 2 tables of 10, Front Inside Page ad in Program Book, and Special Recognition During the Program. Platinum Sponsorship Package: $5,500 Includes table of 10, Full Page ad in Program Book, and Special Recognition During the Program. Gold Sponsorship Package: $2,750 Includes table of 8, Half Page ad in Program Book, and Special Recognition During the Program. For sponsorship/advertising opportunities, click here for details. https://secure.actblue.com/donate/2017dfocsponsorships Tickets: $170 Individual Tickets Click here to reserve your ticket online using our secure page! https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dfocannualdinner2017 If you have any questions or if you want to pay with a check, contact Executive Director Ariana Arestegui at: info@dfoc.com, or phone (714) 979-4436

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

new Nov 7 Tuesday 4-6pm, Huntington Beach: Handmaids Rise: Resist! Persist! Prevail! @ Triangle Park, 521 Main St.
Let's join together as we resist sexism, inequality, and racism. Let's persist and never be held down by the anti-women policies of Trump and other politicians who want to turn back the clock. Let's prevail and run for office instead of lobbying the men who hold office. Come Resist! Persist! Prevail! Sign up here: https://act.weareultraviolet.org/event/handmaids_resist_events_attend/2326 For more info:

New Nov 7 Tuesday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Unique Barriers to the Criminal Justice System for those with Disabilities @ 2000 East Fourth Street, Suite 115
Often crimes involving people with disabilities reveal the inequity surrounding access to justice. This training will highlight surrounding issues and legal processes to increase awareness about interaction with law enforcement, address misconceptions about competency, and provide advocacy strategies and resources.   Presented by: Sholeh Iravantchi , PsyD, Esq.   Ms. Iravantchi practices Criminal Defense law throughout Southern California. Prior to opening her private practice, she worked as a Public Defender representing clients that were placed in the criminal justice system as a result of their mental illness and/or disability.   RSVP Required! Space is limited!   RSVP here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N6TLG93 or call (714)558-4404   Hosted by California State Council on Developmental Disabilities

new Nov 7 Tuesday 6:30pm, Fullerton: Fullerton Joint-Union High School District board meeting @ 1051 W. Bastanchury Rd.
At this meeting, it will be our initial pitch for asking the district to transition their five high schools with FFA animal agriculture programs into (organic, plant-based) permaculture edible gardens. District budget decisions begin early 2018 through May 2018. We want to make the request before actual budget conversations for the following year take place. What we need are as many bodies in the room as possible to show that people in the local community are interested in this issue. You do not have to speak if you do not want to, just be a body in the audience. We can hold signs of support also. Depending upon time permitted, a certain number can talk for two minutes. We are organizing a line-up of most relevant (instructors, etc) to speak first, as time permits, others from the community can also speak to show support. If you attend, and I hope you will, our strategy is to present rational, compelling factual arguments. We do not want this to look like an issue that only animal rights people would care about. We seek to present it as the fiscally responsible thing to do that it is better aligned with sustainability, nutritional health and compassion. If you have questions, please ask me. We will prepare talking points and can distribute that resource to those of you who respond to this email indicating that you intend to be there on November 7 in Fullerton. More details will be sent as the date gets closer, for now, please save the date, November 7. Please let me know if you can be there. Barbara English, LMFTLivingubuntu.orgCell: 949.235.6200

new Nov 7 Tuesday 6:30-10:30pm, Fullerton: Fullerton Public Hearing re: 2018 District Elections Map @ Fullerton City Hall, 303 W Commonwealth Ave.
At the October 3rd, 2017 Fullerton City Council meeting, the Council moved to agendize a Public Hearing regarding the 2018 District Elections map boundaries. The purpose of this was to correct the motion of a gerrymander on behalf of Councilmember Greg Sebourn, which was seconded by Councilmember Jennifer Fitzgerald. Councilman Sebourn favored a map amendment that would split a neighborhood in District 3 into District 2, and move his neighborhood from District 2 into District 3. This move was widely seen as unpopular, even as councilmembers received fair warning that this would lead to costly problems down the road. That time has arrived, and it's Fullerton residents' moment to make their concerns heard regarding our democracy and fair elections. More info: facebook.com/events/316694215465042

new Nov 7 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Irvine: CD-45 Congressional Candidates Forum @ Crystal Cove Auditorium, UC Irvine Student Center
*Please make sure to RSVP on eventbrite and secure tickets* Facebook RSVPs do not guarantee you a seat! The College Democrats at UC Irvine is proud to announce our Candidate Forum for California's 45th Congressional District! (Doors open at 6:30pm). Link to eventbrite RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cd-45-congressional-candidate-forum-at-uci-tickets-36989434394 More info: facebook.com/events/277162356115083

Nov 8 Wednesday 11am-noon, Santa Ana: Art in Context: Women in the Arts in America, Part 5 @ Bowers Museum, 2002 N Main St
6-part lecture series presented by Annalee Andres, art historian and founder of Art in Context   Part 5 of 6 | Woman in a Man's World: Helen Frankenthaler: The post war period in America will be one of extraordinary machismo as men dominated the cultural landscape. Yet, even under the weight of the male dominated movement of Abstract Expressionism, the young Helen Frankenthaler will make an important contribution.

new Nov 8 Wednesday 6-8pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle Local Elections Action Team: Moonlight Mourning and Candleleight Vigil @ Huntington Beach Pier Fire Rings, Main St & Pacific Coast Highway
Please join us to mourn the 2016 Election Results and support one another in the resistance. For further details, contact Cathey Ryder, HB Huddle Facilitator at the4ryders@gmail.com.

New Nov 8 Wednesday 7-9pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club @ 429 Cypress Dr.
special guest, State Senator Cathleen Galgiani. Additionally, Dr. Hans Keirstead for Congress who is running against Dana Rohrabacher will take questions from our membership.

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

new Nov 8 Wednesday 7-8pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats: A Discussion on #MeToo @ Chapter One: The Modern Local, 227 N Broadway
Panel moderated by OCYD Pres. Danielle Steven with Fran Sdao, Chair of Democratic Party of OC, Jennifer Muir Beuthin, Gen Mgr, OC Employees Association, Kelsey Brewer, Trustee, CA State Board of Trustees and Jane Stoever, Dir of UCI Initiative to end Family Violence. The discussion will focus on how we can graduate #MeToo from a moment to a movement and use it as a catalyst for transformative change in Orange County and beyond.

new Nov 8 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Indivisible OC 46 @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St.
This month we will be focusing on developing, sharing, and practicing our personal stories. President Obama's Organizing for Action taught us what a powerful tool this is in political activism. It's imperative that we as individuals share these to advance our causes, stop Trump and the GOP, and flip sister districts. Personal stories are motivating and inspiring. We are also marking this meeting with a potluck. If you are able, please share something in the potluck from your family or cultural traditions. In order to simplify things members with a last name that starts with A- H bring a main dish, I-O bring a side dish, and P-Z is responsible for dessert. More info: facebook.com/events/129255221129055

New Nov 9 Thursday 1-2pm, Newport Beach: Rally for Healthcare! Dana Rohrabacher: Protect our Care! @ Vital Urgent Care, 2507 Eastbluff Dr.
NARAL and the SoCal Health Care Coalition cordially invite you to join us this Thursday, 1pm, to fight for our health! With all the recent attackes on our healthcare, we need to stand up against the sabotage. We are sharing our story to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher and his colleagues about how the ACA helps us, and what they are doing is only hurting us! Come share your story too and why we need the ACA!

New Nov 9 Thursday 5-8pm, Fullerton: 13th Annual Fullerton Women's Leadership Forum @ Fullerton Community Center, 340 W Commonwealth Ave, Classroom 1,
The Fullerton Women's Leadership Forum is an annual event that recognizes the achievements of Women in and around the Fullerton community. This free event is hosted by Fullerton Councilwoman Jennifer Fitzgerald, Fullerton Former Councilwoman Jan Flory and the Women's Club of Fullerton.

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

new Nov 10 Friday 10:30am-1pm, Irvine: Women For: OC - Rise Up Against Hunger @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 5 Riparian View
Women For: OC has teamed up with Rise Up Against Hunger to package meals to be shipped around the world to support school feeding programs, orphanages and emergency crisis situations. Your registration fee goes toward the 2,900 Women For pledgd to raise to cover cost of 10,000 mealss Make checks to Rise Against Hunger, which is a 501C3. Donations are tax deductible. 50 people are needed to make this event a success. Please register now by sending check payable to Rise Against Hunger; mail to WF:OC, P.O. Box 5402, Irvine 92616. At the same meeting, WF:OC will collect personal items forincarcerated womenin LA County jails and CA Institute for women in Corona. Bring small lotions, soaps, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, stationery, lip balm, cards and small packs of coffee, tea and cocoa.

new Nov 10 Friday 6:45-9pm, Fountain Valley : Democratic Club of West OC: Season of Change for OC's District Attorney @ Green Valley Adult Center, 17250 Los Jardines West
The DCWOC presents two speakers: Brett Murdock, candidate for OC District Attorney, and Bethsny Webb, whose experiences with OC's current DA have been stained by misconduct, headline abuses of power, and heartrending frustration. "It's time for a change," says attorney, educator, and former Brea mayor Brett Murdock. "We must dispense with political infighting and favoritism and focus on the justice and fairness our county deserves." Meet Murdock to learn more about him and the department he hopes to lead. Discover more about why change in both law and the District Attorney's offices are warranted from Bethany Webb, whose sister was among eight murdered in the Seal Beach Salon Meritage shooting in 2011. Bethany's narrative is both highly personal and deeply informed. Murdock is a lifelong OC resident and twenty-year small business owner. He was elected to the Brea City Council in 2010 and served as Mayor in 2014. He has served his community as President of the Orange County Division of the League of California Cities, Chair of the Orange County Council of Governments, Chair of the Orange County Waste Management Commission, and Chair of the Operations Committee of the Orange County Sanitation District. Webb worked with Death Penalty Focus to promote passage of California's Proposition 62 (Repeal of the Death Penalty Initiative, 2016) and continues to advocate for justice, families, and the elimination of capital punishment. Her opinion editorial, "My sister was killed in the Seal Beach massacre. I still oppose the death penalty," appeared in the Los Angeles Times on June 29, 2017. Read it here: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-webb-seal-beach-death-penalty-20170629-story.html   Doors open at 6:30. Program at 7. For info call Phil at 310-871-2083. Refreshments included. Membership encouraged, but not required.

new Nov 11 Saturday 11am-2pm, Santa Ana: Habitat for Humanity ReStore Grand Opening @ 2140 Ritchey St
Find great bargains and treasures for your household projects. Enjoy refreshments, family activities, live music, giveaways and discounts for veterans. For more info, visit http://www.ReStoreOC.org.

New Nov 11 Saturday noon-5pm, Laguna Beach : Democratic Socialists Picnic Potluck @ Heisler Park, Laguna Beach
Join DSA-OC for a socialist picnic! We'll be providing some basics (probably in the form of pizza and soft drinks), but if you have the means, please feel free to bring an appetizer or desert to share!

New Nov 11 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Santa Ana: NAACP @ Second Baptist Church, 4300 Westminster Ave.
Join us to talk about a future visit to the Theo Lacy maximum security jail complex, the second OC Women's March in January, Juneteenth 2018 and other events and actions in the coming year!

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New Nov 11 Saturday 1pm, Fullerton: Rally to Rename Plummer Auditorium: KKK out of Fullerton @ Louis E Plummer Auditorium, 201 E Chapman Ave,
Orange County was a stronghold for the KKK in the 1920s. Louis Plummer was a member of the KKK in Fullerton.   The Plummer Auditorium sits adjacent to the campus of Fullerton High School and serves as a venue for school functions and for the performing arts.   It is time that we stop honoring Fullerton's racist/Nativist past. We need to rename the Plummer Auditorium. Such an important building for the community must not continue to bear the name of a white supremacist, KKK member.   Details of the program:   I'm in the process of lining up speakers knowledgeable on California History and local musical artists and poets. The date may change as well.   History: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.laprogressive.com/orange-county-kkk-roots/amp/   http://www.ocweekly.com/news/welcome-to-ku-klux-kounty-6 425325

new Nov 11 Saturday 6-8pm, Laguna Beach: Planned Parenthood - Pink Out Party @ Provenance, 540 South Coast Highway
Hosted by Patti Compton, Michelle Harper, and Nathalie Assen   Join us and help raise funds to support the advocacy and electoral efforts to protect Planned Parenthood! Join us for an evening of music, cocktails, and delicious appetizers. We will also have a silent auction featuring donations from local restaurants, shops, spas, and hotels (more details on this coming soon...)   Tickets   General Ticket: $50   General Ticket at the door: $75   Sponsor Levels   $250 Sponsor (includes 2 tickets)   $500 Sponsor (includes 4 tickets)   Pink attire is optional.   If you are unable to attend but would like to donate, you can do so here: https://secure.ppaction.org/site/Donation2;jsessionid=000000 00.app20108a?df_id=24950&24950.donation=form1&mfc_pr ef=T&NONCE_TOKEN=07907AEA8 244D1BF7BE1FCB5E6787140

new Nov 12 Sunday noon-1:30pm, Anaheim: Josh Newman & Connie Leyva Falafel Meet & Greet @ Little Arabia District
Join us for falafel in Little Arabia and meet with our State Senator Josh Newman (29th) and Special Guest State Senator Connie Leyva from our neighboring (20th).   Listen to the latest developments in Sacramento and ask questions that matter to our community.   **To obtain you free tickets click here: www.eventbrite.com/e/falafel-meet-greet-tickets-38757615070   The event is hosted by the Arab American Caucus of the Democratic Party & The Friends of Josh Newman Opposed to the Recall.   CA 29th District includes: Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Chino Hills, City of Industry, Cypress, Diamond Bar, Fullerton, La Habra, La Palma, Placentia, Rowland Heights, Stanton, Walnut, West Covina and Yorba Linda.   CA 20th District includes: Chino, Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona and San Bernardino.

new Nov 12 Sunday noon-2pm, Santa Ana: The March for Economic Justice and Housing @ Sasscer Park
For far too long, the political establishment has failed to address the growing homeless population in orange county. Rather than coming to the table with bold progressive solutions to get these people into affordable permanent housing, the political establishment has attempted to sweep them under the rug, drive them out of our cities, and pretend that the problem will simply go away. In conjunction with the Orange County Poverty Alleviation Coalition and other concerned groups, our aim is to educate the public about the growing homeless population and the failure of the establishment of not only guaranteeing housing to everyone as a human right, but failing to address growing wealth inequality in our society, and how some of the largest corporations are paying their workers starvation wages.   The March will begin at 2 PM with a rally, where speakers will talk about the issue and bold progressive solutions to tackle homelessness and the lack of economic justice in orange county, our state, and our nation. Several poverty and homelessness advocates and candidates who are running for office have also been invited to speed on this issue as well. The list of speakers will be posted once the list has been finalized. After that, we will march around the surrounding area to raise awareness in of the public in the area.Hope to see you all there.

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

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

New Nov 13 Monday 6:45-8:30, Laguna Niguel: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club @ Faith Episcopal Church, 27802 El Lazo
One year from now voters mail in their ballots or head for the polls, making crucial decisons about who will be leading our nation, state, county and city. We must be ready! This month's speakers are Sara Holland, Community Organizer & former Asst. State Field Director (Obama for America), and community activist Cate Hardesty, who will guide us in strategies of Voter Engagement. We will also meet Mary Navarro, Candidate for OC Board of Education Fifth District. See you there!

new Nov 13 Monday 7-9pm, Brea: People for Housing OC - Housing the Future: A Conversation Among Advocates @ Brea Congregational Church-United Church of Christ, 300 E Imperial Hwy.
Come join the conversation among advocates and would-be advocates for homelessness, housing affordability, and environmental sustainability as we look for ways to support our mutual goals. Come share your perspective and experience as an advocate and find out how to be more involved in advancing our goal: Building Affordable and Sustainable Communities.

new Nov 14 Tuesday 8am-noon, Santa Ana: OC Board of Supervisors Meeting: Fund Housing First to End Homelessness @ 333 W Santa Ana Blvd.
Join us during Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week at the OC Board of Supervisors meeting to demand they fully fund the Housing First approach in their own 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness. We will show that not only is Housing First a more compassionate & humane approach, but that it is also a more fiscally sensible one. The Supervisors decide on OC's budget priorities during December, so be sure to join us at their only November meeting on the 14th to ensure they prioritize ending homelessness!   Wear yellow.

New Nov 14 Tuesday 5:30pm, Newport Beach: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club: Voter Outreach & Personal Stories Part II @ Newport Beach Yacht Club, 1099 Bayside Dr
After last meeting, members asked For a follow-up session on Voter Registration and Outreach, as well devote additional time to develop the important "personal stories" that were used with such great success in the Obama campaigns. These are the stories canvassers share with voters who wish to register or change their party affiliation. More voters than ever before are seeking party alternatives, and sharing our personal stories can make all the difference in their decision about changing registration. Sara Holland returns as guest speaker and is joined this month by NBWDC member Haley Horton, NBWDC's Communications Vice Chair and Voter Outreach Committee member. Sara and Haley will coach on developing personal stories, and we will hear from NBWDC members who tried their hand at voter outreach and registration since our last meeting. Valet & Street Parking Available.   Refreshments, Cash Bar & Speakers/Training Program   Members: With RSVP Free; $10 without RSVP   Non-Members: With RSVP $10; $15 without RSVP; more info http://www.nbwdc.org/

New Nov 14 Tuesday 6:30-9pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats Meeting @ 24932 Veterans Way
This is our last monthly meeting of the year and we are hosting a donation drive to help people who are homeless in Orange County. Please bring any extra unused travel/hotel toiletries, razors, toothbrushes, socks, etc. We have a lot to talk about and some exciting announcements for 2018. Bring a friend and let's keep the Dems momentum going! Featured Speakers: Brett Murdock, Candidate for Orange County District Attorney. Brett is a lifelong Orange County resident and twenty-year small business owner. He was elected to the Brea City Council in 2010 and served as Mayor in 2014. (http://brettmurdock.com/) Mary Navarro is a highly-qualified and experienced candidate for Orange County Board of Education, District 5. Mary is a third-generation California educator with more than 35 years of experience in the California public education system.

new Nov 14 Tuesday 7pm, Capistrano Beach: Progressives of South OC - the Indivisible movement @ in the banquet room of Agostino's Ristorante, 34700 Coast Hwy. (across from the beach)
The Indivisible group is very active both nationally and locally with over 5800 chapters including many in Southern California. We are pleased to welcome Ellen Montanari who leads the weekly rallies for Indivisible 49 at the offices of Rep. Darrell Issa. Social hour and dinner 5:30-7 with the meeting beginning at 7. RSVP necessary: socprogressives@gmail.com The photo gallery page on the website socprogressives.com has pictures of previous rallies. Also visit the Facebook page: facebook.com/events/765604503625683

Nov 14 Tuesday 7pm, Los Alamitos: Democratic Club of Seal Beach @ Montecito Center, 12341 Montecito Road,
Democratic Club of Seal Beach Monthly meeting   More info coming soon!   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DemocraticClubofSealBeach   Twitter: @Dems_SealBeach

New Nov 14 Tuesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative book club discussion White Trash (Parts 2 & 3) @ Youth-on-the-Move, Inc. Hqt., 1850 E. 17th. Street #103
A New York Times Bestseller and Critics' Top Book of 2016, 'White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America' upends assumptions about America's supposedly class-free society. Time magazine wrote, "Nancy Isenberg has written an important call for Americans to treat class with the same care that they now treat race."   We will be discussing Parts 2 and 3 of the book. Come join us for a discussion of the book (even if you don't get a chance to read it) and how class plays an integral role in anti-racist activism.   LOCATION CHANGE: Note new location. There is a large free parking lot directly behind the building off of 16th St. Feel free to bring food for yourself or to share!

new Nov 14 Tuesday 7-9pm, Brea: Housing the Future: A Conversation Among Advocates @ Brea Congregational Church-United Church of Christ, 300 E Imperial Hwy,
Housing the Future: Come join the conversation among advocates and would-be advocates for homelessness, housing affordability, and environmental sustainability as we look for ways to support our mutual goals. Come share your perspective and experience as an advocate and find out how to be more involved in advancing our goal: Building Affordable and Sustainable Communities.

New Nov 15 Wednesday 11:30am-2pm, Irvine: Lunch With the League @ Back Bay Conference Center, 3415 Michelson D
"The Politics of Protest: Social Movements in America" with David S. Meyer, Prof of Sociology, School of Social Sciences, UCI. From the founding of the nation, through the Women's Suffrage movement, to the present moment, protest has been core to our democracy. How can we make sense of what is happening right now with campus free speech and symbolic action on the playing field? Is protest effective? What are the consequences of criminalizing protest?Professor David S. Meyer will show how understanding the role of protest politics is key to interpreting current social movements in America.This event is open to League members and the general public. All are welcome. Bring a Friend! Questions? Email Barb Wood at barbjsocal@gmail.com or call her at 208-284-9167 RSVP Required BY Nov 12 with your menu choice. Click on the link below to make your reservation https://lwvnet.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=20fa4677a82404818e7473769&id=46d7fee3f7&e=53956a24d7 Menu choices: 1. Broiled Chicken Salad 2. Chicken Teriyaki with Steamed Rice 3. Vegetarian Meal cost $20, speaker only $5. Pay with cash or check made out to LWV OC at the door.

New Nov 15 Wednesday 6-8pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club General Meeting and Officer Nominations @ Marie Callender's Restaurant & Bakery, 31791 Del Obispo St.
We have several very important announcements.   Please read this message in it's entirety.   In order to align with the Orange County Democratic Club's election cycle, the SOCDC board was requested by the DPOC to hold elections in January instead of March. Up until this point, the SOCDC club was the only club holding elections off cycle. Changing our election to December with installation of officers in January was proposed and approved at our last membership meeting in October. Our elections will now be aligned with all other DPOC clubs.  Sign up on ActBlue https:// secure.actblue.com/donate/ Nov15meeting   or by emailing willa@cox.net   The meeting is no cost to members, $5 cost for non-members,   if you would like dinner, dinner is $20 and there is a choice of 3 entrees:   Select ONE: Chicken Poe Pie, Shrimp Street Tacos, or Salad Bar   Select ONE Chocolate, Lemon Meringue or Apple Pie for Dessert   email willa@cox.net with your dinner order   This is a very important meeting for YOU to attend, because of the change in bylaws, we will be accepting nominations for the positions of chair, vice-chair, secretary and treasurer. Elections will be held at the December 6th meeting. If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact Andrea Alexander @ andreaalexander12@ymail.co m by Nov 14th. If more than one candidate applies for a position, they will be given an opportunity to address the membership at the December 6th Membership Meeting before the vote.   LAST CHANCE to Buy Your Tickets to the Holiday Brunch with Guest Speaker Congressman Ted Lieu   Support our only club fundraiser   Saturday, December 2, 2017 , 11 AM to 1PM   At the Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club 26772 Avery Parkway, Mission Viejo

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

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

New Nov 16 Thursday 5:30-7pm, TBA: Planned Parenthood Pink Out OC Advocacy Night @ Provided with RSVP
This is part of a series of monthly meetings to mobilize advocates, educate ourcommunities about the importance of reproductive justice, and connect with community partners. This Meeting will be a Calling Party to activate our supporters in preparation for the OC Women's March and March to the Polls efforts. Please bring your laptop or tablet, and fully charged cell phone. We have a limited number of devices and those will be distributed on a first come first serve basis. Prizes for our top callers! Don't miss it!!! For those of you who are regulars to these meetings, we challenge you to bring one new friend this month! It is our time to fight back and take back; we hope to see you there! Light snacks will be provided. RSVP at http://www.ppaction.org/site/Survey?ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS&SURVEY_ID=56345

New Nov 16 Thursday 5:45-6:45pm, Irvine: Rally: Convince Mimi Walters to Vote No on "Tax Cut & Jobs Act" @ Mimi Walters Office, 3333 Michelson
Rumor has it that Mimi might be on the fence about the so-called "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." If the Republicans don't offset the lost revenue from H.R. 1, it could trigger automatic cuts of $400 billion from Medicare over the next decade. It lowers corporate taxes and taxes on the wealthiest Americans; phases the estate tax, which only helps the wealthiest Americans; eliminates the alternative minimum tax; eliminates the state tax deduction, which benefits Californians, her constituents; it includes a provision to allow religious organizations to endorse candidates without   losing their tax exempt status. Rumor also has it that Jon "Bowzer" Bauman of ShaNaNa will be at the rally! Can't make the rally? Call her office today. Irvine (949) 263-8703; D.C.:   (202) 225-5611. To join carpools at 5pm, Big Lots parking lot at Moulton and Santa Maria, contact Janice Burstin at 949/636-0501.

New Nov 17 Friday 8-9am, Santa Ana: Alzheimer's OC: Coffee with Representative Lou Correa @ Life and Hope Foundation, 1717 Old Tustin Ave
Coffee with CA State Representative Lou Correa to talk about Alzheimer's disease and other senior issues. There is no cost to attend.   Refreshments provided by OC Hospice. RSVP to: jackie.mark@alzoc.org or 949-757-3763

[Date change] Nov 17 18 Friday Saturday 10am-noon, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: Women's Rights Are Human Rights. Okay now what? @ Carden Conservatory Elementary School, 5702 Clark Dr
Three female organizers from different realms of advocacy will discuss their work and how to get involved to the spirit of the women's movement alive locally. 1) Advocating for a local organization: Amanda Ross is the Community Education Specialist at Laura's House. She has been with Laura's House for over two years. She first started at their Emergency Shelter and now is out in the community educating organizations and schools all over Orange County on Domestic Violence and Teen Dating Violence. 2) Advocating as a public servant: Gina Clayton-Tarvin serves as the president of the Ocean View School District Board of Trustees. She has been the leading voice for Oak View in the struggle with the Rainbow Trash Dump. She spearheaded the first ever ban in HB of the chemical Roundup on OVSD properties. She is currently working to advocate for residents to stop the mysterious gas stench plaguing HB. 3) Advocating locally for a national organization: Ana Gonzalez has over 10 years experience in public relations and advocacy practice. She is currently the Public Affairs Director for Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernadino Counties.

New Nov 18 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: OC Peace Coalition Meeting @ Law Offices of Frank Barbaro, 1111 N. Broadway
Focus: educating, organizing and changing US foreign policies promoting illegal invasions and occupations, as well as stopping the militarization of the U.S. (High School Military Recruitment, the brutal treatment of undocumented workers, and the criminalization of youth, especially those of color). We do not support any specific party but do support anyone who is working for Peace and Justice. Breakfast and Coffee available! Bring your ideas and enthusiasm! ocpeace.org.  This is a new location for this meeting; parking is free (may be easier to gain access by coming through the back on Sycamore). Directions: From 5N (southbound): Take Main Street exit. This puts you southbound on Broadway. Go down just past Washington and it is on the east side of the street, opposite the Broadway Medical Center (on the west side), or turn left on Washington, then right on Sycamore to come in the back. From 5S (Northbound) - Take the 17th Street exit, go west (left) to Main street, go south to Washington, then west to Broadway (or Sycamore to come in the back). It's one block south of Washington. From 22 - take Main Street and follow the above directions.

new Nov 18 Saturday 10am-8pm, Huntington Beach: Oak View ComUNIDAD Fundraiser/Kermes @ Koledo Park
Since 2015 we have created a platform for our communities voice to be heard. Being a grassroots organizations we still lack some essential tools in order to create events, actions, workshops, etc etc.   In order to obtain these much needed resources we need monetary contributions.   Join us for some delicious food, music and live entertainment:   *Chinelos   *Aztec Dancers   *Musica Sonidera More Info: facebook.com/events/126926011398496

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

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

new Nov 18 Saturday 1:30pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State OC Chapter: Pot Luck & Annual Meeting @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
AU-OC annual planning meeting with appetizers and dessert potluck. Bring your favorite snack food.  For more info, visit www.au-oc.org

New Nov 18 Saturday 4-6pm, Orange: Democratic Socialists of America - OC, Reading Group: Introduction to Eco-Socialism @ Chapman Crafted, 123 N. Cypress Street
Hello comrades!   As you may have noticed, things for our planet are not getting any better. The degradation of our planet is truly one of the most pressing issues in our lifetime and we currently live in a country where outright climate change denial is prominent. It is not only enough we acknowledge the destruction of our planet but to provide a vision of a socialist society which is sustainable and democratic. The readings below will act as an introduction to the broad environmental issues we face today and how we can combat them.   http://climateandcapitalism.com/2012/04/02/four-laws/   https://www.counterpunch.org/2015/07/21/ecological-crisis-and-the-tragedy-of-the-commodity/   https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/05/third-way-environment-third-stage-environmental-defen se-fund-neoliberalism   https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/04/ecosocialism-fee-dividend-oil-hansen-tanuro-climate

New Nov 18 Saturday 5-6pm, Anaheim: Interfaith Witnesses: Welcoming CAIR Annual Banquet Attendees @ Anaheim Hilton, 777 W Convention Way
In the past, attendees at the annual CAIR banquet have been met by harassment and anger. In contrast, Interfaith Witnesses provide a loving, welcoming presence as attendees arrive. If you would like to join Interfaith Witnesses for this event this year and it is your first time, please register with Vicki Tamoush by phone (714) 362-7676 or email vtamoush@gmail.com to receive important detailed information about participating. Each time Interfaith Witnesses do this welcoming, banquet guests express great appreciation and love.

New Nov 19 Sunday 1:30-3pm, Mission Viejo, Friends of OC Detainees Volunteer Orientation @ Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23436 Madero, Ste 140
Did you know that up to 1000 immigrants are held in orange county detention facilties on any given day?   Would you like to support your local immigrant community?   Friends of Orange County Detainees mission is to offer regular visits to immigrations detainees. We offer listening ears and compassionate hearts in an act of friendship to end isolation, and affirm each person's human dignity and worth.   Please join us at our next volunteer orientation. Our 90-minute volunteer orientation covers an introduction to FOCD, a brief explanation of U.S. immigration detention, and step-by-step guidance on how to visit detainees. Volunteers are able to start visiting upon completion of orientation.

New Nov 19 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine - A Conversation on Ending Homelessness in OC @ IRWD Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
After a great October meeting with progressive candidate for California Governer Delaine Eastin, we're excited to host the founder and director of the Orange County Poverty Alleviation Coalition, Mohammed Aly, as our November guest speaker.   At our general meeting we'll have updates from our amazing club officers, a hilarious game of guessing Trump tweets, a talk with Q&A from our guest speaker, a legislative report, and community updates (including congressional and city council candidates).   We'll have great food and tons of local politics to discuss, so make sure to come hungry for both!

New Nov 19 Sunday 2:30-4:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Democratic Socialists of America - Wage Justice Clinic Monthly Meeting @ Isaiah House
Our OCDSA wage justice clinic will have its first monthly meeting. The clinic is intended to train our members on how to help people that are victims of wage theft to seek restitution and justice. Wage theft is shockingly common across the country, and with union membership continuing to decline, there are few organizations that exist to protect workers from their employers. If you are interested in participating, please reach out to Morgan at (714) 453-7898.

New Nov 19 Sunday 3-4pm, Santa Ana: Creating a JUST and CLEAN Environment for ALL @ Church of the Foothills 19211 Dodge Ave.
José Trinidad Castañeda, Fullerton Commissioner, Scholar and Fullerton Organizer. This dynamic young activist, who also serves on the City of Fullerton Parks and Recreation Commission, will present at the next local Sierra Club meeting about Environmental Justice in OC. In the wake of recent examples of extreme heat, wildfires and the rising tides of air pollution his presentation will focus on who is most affected and how we can create a healthier world while we protect our health and that of every child in OC.

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

new Nov 20 Monday 4-6pm, Anaheim: The People's Homeless Task Force: Hosted by UUCA Economic Justice Ministry @ UUCA - Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor Blvd.
Public comment prep for Anaheim City Council meeting.

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

New Nov 21 Tuesday 7:30-10pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club: OC Olive Tree Initiative discussiom @ 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
The Olive Tree Initiative at UCI is a student organization which works on conflict resolution. Students will report on their experiences during a recent trip to Israel/Palestine. They will discuss their concept of acting as "student diplomats" and how they approach conflicting narratives.   Discussion will follow. Please join us. More info: facebook.com/events/131044937659993

New Nov 25 Saturday 2pm, Santa Ana: The March for Economic Justice and Housing @ Sasscer Park
For far too long, the political establishment has failed to address the growing homeless population in orange county. Rather than coming to the table with bold progressive solutions to get these people into affordable permanent housing, the political establishment has attempted to sweep them under the rug, drive them out of our cities, and pretend that the problem will simply go away. In conjunction with the Orange County Poverty Alleviation Coalition and other concerned groups, our aim is to educate the public about the growing homeless population and the failure of the establishment of not only guaranteeing housing to everyone as a human right, but failing to address growing wealth inequality in our society, and how some of the largest corporations are paying their workers starvation wages.   The March will begin at 2 PM with a rally, where speakers will talk about the issue and bold progressive solutions to tackle homelessness and the lack of economic justice in orange county, our state, and our nation. Several poverty and homelessness advocates and candidates who are running for office have also been invited to speed on this issue as well. The list of speakers will be posted once the list has been finalized. After that, we will march around the surrounding area to raise awareness in of the public in the area.Hope to see you all there. For More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1947046645616812/?notif_t=event_invite_reminder&notif_id=1510698143411222

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

New Nov 28 Tuesday 10am-noon, Fullerton: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice Clergy & Community Gathering @ UUCF - Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Fullerton, 1600 N. Acacia Ave.
This month we will be gathering in room 105 at Temple Beth Tikvah, located on the same grounds as UUCF.   We look forward to a time of conversation about the economic justice issues that our communities are facing. With the power of faith, hope, and solidarity we can achieve transformation in our communities.   As a distinguished faith and community leader, please join us in our efforts to break down barriers, and to further expand economic opportunity for all.   If you plan on attending, please RSVP to:   iarellano@cluejustice.org   Light refreshments will be provided.   #CLUEJustice #SacredRESISTANCE

New Nov 28 Tuesday 7-8pm, Irvine: People for Housing Monthly Meeting of the Irvine Chapter of People for Housing. At our next meeting, we will continue talking about strategies for increasing the supply of housing in Irvine, with special emphasis on how to talk to our neighbors about housing, the relationship between housing, transportation, and schools, and how to respond to the "Irvine for Responsible Growth" slow-growth ballot initiative.   private residence; please RSVP for directions https://www.facebook.com/events/1502705733110182/

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

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

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

New Nov 30 Thursday 5:30-7:30pm, Seal Beach: Kick Off Event for Gerrie Schipske for State Senate 2018 @ Spaghettini, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy
Official kick-off for Gerrie Schipske campaign for 34th State Senate.   Contact: Kat@schipskeforsenate.com

New Nov 30 Thursday 6pm, Santa Ana: Poetic Activism @ Santora Bldg, 207 N Broadway St, Ste G
Poetic Activism is our 4th annual community poetry reading in Downtown Santa Ana. Sponsored by Santa Ana College's Fine and Performing Arts Division, the event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Join us for a night of inspiration as students, faculty, staff, and members of the larger community read poems on any aspect of activism that is important to them. Sponsored by Santa Ana College Fine & Performing Arts. More info at   https://www.meetup.com//TheLeftBank/events/244844578/

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

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

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


DECEMBER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Dec 5 Tuesday 7:15-9pm, Irvine: Amnesty Orange County Group Meeting @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkw.
We will cover upcoming events, discuss Amnesty International news and take action on the latest AI cases.   We meet in Plumer Hall, the building at the back of the church. Refreshments will be served.   This event is free and open to public

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

New Dec 6 Wednesday 6-8pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club @ Marie Callender's Restaurant & Bakery, 31791 Del Obispo St.
Join Us in Some Holiday Cheer. This is a very important meeting for YOU to attend, because YOU will be electing your new Board Members for the positions of chair, vice-chair, secretary and treasurer. Elections will be held at the December 6th meeting. If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact Andrea Alexander @ andreaalexander12@ymail.co m by December 1. If more than one candidate applies for a position, they will be given an opportunity to address the membership at the December 6th Membership Meeting before the vote.  Additional info: facebook.com/events/134812643890349

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Dec 13 Wednesday 6-9pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club Holiday Party - State Controller Betty Yee "What a Difference a Year Makes" @ Clubhouse 3 Dining Room 2
$5 for members and $10 for guests. Please bring an unwrapped toy for donation to South County Outreach. Some club business will be conducted, such as presenting the slate of 2018 Officers and Directors and taking nominations from the floor. For more information, contact Susan Dearing at 949-855-6965.

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

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

New Dec 14 Thursday 11am-noon, Brea: Indivisible CA 39 Weekly Office Visit @ Congressman Ed Royce's Office, 210 W Birch St, Ste 201
#Action It is our chance to keep holding Ed Royce accountable for his votes and actions or inaction. To let him know what is on your mind, join us for our weekly office visit.

New Dec 14 Thursday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC: Write Your Reps: Holiday Card Edition @ Sizzler,1401 N Harbor Blvd,
Tax scams, attacks on healthcare, Russian interference, instigating unrest all over the world, selling off our public lands...the list unfortunately goes on and on as to what issues we need to write our reps about. But we need to keep writing! Please bring toiletries and/or school supplies as we continue to help those in our own community.

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

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

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

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

New Dec 16 Saturday 10-11:30am, Laguna Niguel: OC Resistance Revival Chorus-Women's March songs @ Faith Episcopal Church, 27802 El Lazo
Let's learn a few songs to sing at the Women's March! This first meeting of the OC Resistance Revival Chorus we will choose a few very simple resistance call-and-response songs to sing with our Sisters and Brothers at the march. No prior choir experience needed; we will learn together!

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

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

New Dec 16 Saturday 2-5pm, Santa Ana: The March for Economic Justice and Housing @ Sasscer Park
For far too long, the political establishment has failed to address the growing homeless population in orange county. Rather than coming to the table with bold progressive solutions to get these people into affordable permanent housing, the political establishment has attempted to sweep them under the rug, drive them out of our cities, and pretend that the problem will simply go away. In conjunction with the OC Poverty Alleviation Coalition and other concerned groups, our aim is to educate the public about the growing homeless population and the failure of the establishment of not only guaranteeing housing to everyone as a human right, but failing to address growing wealth inequality in our society, and how some of the largest corporations are paying their workers starvation wages.   The March will begin at 2 PM with a rally, where speakers will talk about the issue and bold progressive solutions to tackle homelessness and the lack of economic justice in orange county, our state, and our nation. Several poverty and homelessness advocates and candidates who are running for office have also been invited to speed on this issue as well. The list of speakers will be posted once the list has been finalized. After that, we will march around the surrounding area to raise awareness in of the public in the area.Hope to see you all there. For More Info: facebook.com/events/1947046645616812/

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

New Dec 17 Sunday 1-4:30pm, Anaheim: Really Really Free Market @ 1151 N. La Palma Pkwy
The Really, Really Free Market (RRFM) movement is a horizontally-organized collective of individuals who form a temporary market based on an alternative gift economy. The RRFM movement aims to counteract capitalism in a proactive way. It holds as a major goal to build a community based on sharing resources, caring for one another and improving the collective lives of all. Invite friends and family! https://facebook.com/RRFMAnaheim/

New Dec 17 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine Holiday Potluck & Meeting: "The Mimi Who Stole Christmas" @ IRWD Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
We'll have free food, refreshments, and holiday cheer for everyone who comes. In addition to brief club updates, including an update on current statewide and federal legislation, we'll have a game, candidate announcements from Congressional candidates, and more.

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

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

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

New Dec 18 Monday 11am-noon, Huntington Beach: SoCal Health Care Coalition: Rohrabacher! Protect Our Health! Don't Kick It For The Wealth! @ 101 Main St
We are frustrated with all the attacks aimed to ripping away our health care just to benefit the wealthy. We need to fight back and urge all our Representatives, especially Rep. Dana Rohrbacher. He voted to repeal the ACA once and is capable of doing it again.

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

New Dec 18 Monday 4:30-7:55pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle Environment Team meeting @ Panera Bread, 19461 Main St.
Important monthly meeting, this time being held near City Hall so we can head there after the meeting to address an important issue on the agenda to keep toxic pesticides (i.e Roundup) out of our city. We have a lot to discuss in this E-team meeting, as we need to plan our big day in April, among other things.

New Dec 19 Tuesday 6-8pm, Brea: Stop the Protest Ban @ Brea City Council, 1 Civic Center Cir.
The Brea City Council plans to vote this Tuesday to effectively ban our ability to protest. This ordinance drastically oversteps their authority by requiring any group to apply for a permit 4-6 days in advance and pay for any costs associated for safety. Full details here: http://207.213.88.203:8085/agenda_publish.cfm?get_month=12&get_year=2017&dsp=ag&seq=421 Every American has the first amendment right to peacefully protest and hold Representatives like Ed Royce accountable. We need every CA-39 resident, especially those in Brea, to stand up and speak out. Please join us this Tuesday at 6 pm to stand with us and other local groups against this blatant violation of our rights.

New Dec 19 Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm, Aliso Viejo: We the People - Holiday Caroling @ Town Center
Indivisible OC-48 Street Action Season Finale   Congratulations to all and to all a good night! This past year we have seen a surge of citizens like you who are more engaged than ever. Rallies, protests, calling your congress representatives, you've done it all and made your voices heard!   This Tuesday, December 19th, at Aliso Viejo town center next to the Holiday Tree from 6:30-7:30pm, Indivisible OC-48 and Aliso Viejo Votes will be celebrating a year of activism and civic engagement with cheerful carols enhanced by our original lyrics. We will provide the songbooks! Just show up donning your most festive hat or holiday apparel (Santa or otherwise).   We're partnering with Aliso Niguel Democratic Club who will be registering voters at the event. Health Access will kindly provide holiday treats.   Come join us at our last hurrah for this year! Let's end it with a bang!

New Dec 19 Tuesday 7:30-10pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club: The Path to Peace in Israel/Palestine. What Issues Need to be Addressed in 2018? @ 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
If you would like to speak briefly on an issue, please let us know and we will schedule you. We have scheduled the following speakers:   Asim Altamimi - one state solution.   Nabil Dajani - human rights violations.   Bea Foster - Jerusalem.   Ruth Shapin - U.S. pending legislation on treatment of Palestinian children - H.R. 4391.   General discussion will follow these presentations. Please join us and share your ideas. Snacks are welcome.   To reply, email Ruth Shapin at rshapin@gmail.com, or phone 714 633-0922.

New Dec 20 Wednesday 11am-noon, Brea: Royce: Oppose the GOP Tax Bill @ 210 W. Birch St. #201
Congressman Ed Royce (R-Yorba Linda) voted for the House version of the Republican Tax Bill in November. This upcoming week, Congressman Royce will make his last vote on the tax bill before it heads to the Senate for a final vote. We are coming together to organize an office visit, and a press action to demand Royce OPPOSE the Republican tax bill. #RetireRoyce

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

New Dec 21 Thursday 5:30pm, Laguna Woods: Planned Parenthood Advocacy Night Holiday Edition Join us for our monthly Advocacy Night, Holiday Party Edition! This is part of a series of monthly meetings to mobilize advocates, educate our communities about the importance of reproductive justice, and connect with community partners.   For this event, we will come together to celebrate the upcoming holidays with food, games, and ugly holiday sweaters! Bring your favorite dessert, and we'll provide the main dish.   We will also discuss upcoming volunteer opportunities, the 2018 OC Women's March, and more!   RSVP by clicking here!   In solidarity,   Ana with Public Affairs

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

New Dec 23 Saturday 10am-3pm, Fullerton: Celebrate the Holidays with Senator Josh Newman! @ Friends of Josh Newman Opposed to the Recall, 153 N. Raymond Ave.
Come ring in the holidays with Senator Josh Newman!   Join us for a day of hot chocolate, festive music, and photos with Santa for the young ones. We'll be collecting supplies for those experiencing homelessness, so bring jackets and new socks if you can!

New Dec 28 Thursday 6pm, Irvine: Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter General Meeting @ 9 Sundset River
Please bring potluck snack food. Agenda includes: intros, your take on 2017 plus many other topics, reports and action items. For more info, contact Dr Bill Honigman 949-246-6283, @DrBillH, Progressive Democrats of America (PDAmerica); www.pdamerica.org, @pdamerica


2018

JANUARY

New Jan 3 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Tustin: OC for Climate Action Planning Meeting @ REI, 2962 El Camino Real
Our January planning meeting will again be a joint meeting with OC Clean Power and Climate Action OC. Due to the holidays, this meeting will be on the first Wednesday in January, rather than our normal first Tuesday.   Primarily we will continue planning for our major CCA event in late March/early April (exact date TBD). In addition we will gear up to support the 2nd Annual Women's March on Saturday, January 20, 2018.   Remember: we're always looking to expand our "core membership." So if you're interested in plunging into OCCA in 2018 and helping with the heavy lifting necessary to keep the group active, effective, and strong, these planning meetings are for you.

New Jan 3 Wednesday 9pm-2am, Long Beach: Protect the Wetlands Benefit @ Que Sera, 1923 E. 7th. St.
Benefit show for the group, Protect the Long Beach/Los Cerritos to help bring awareness to the new OIL drilling project in the Los Cerritos Wetlands (in the LBC off of 2nd and PCH) 😤. They have NOT had proper consultation with the local Tongva/Acjachemen people and will be violating the sacred site Motuucheyngna.   They want to put in 53 new oil wells and 67 new water wells, as well as a pipeline that will run right over the Newport-Inglewood fault line! They want to inject dirty oil water back into the 🌎 after they're done with it! This project does not meet air quality standards and will be the equivalent of adding 11,000 cars PER DAY to the road for the life of the project. We need to UNIFY and show them we will not accept the poisoning of all living things! More info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2007902586145365/ ** We need all people ON DECK at the Long Beach City Hall on January 16 (tentatively) to stand up for what gives us life. Tell City Council we don't want this!

New Jan 4 Thursday 6:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC: Meet the Candidates @ Greenbrook Club House, 18222 Santa Joanana
Meet three candidates hoping to unseat Dana Rohrabacher CD48 - Laura Oatman, Boyd Roberts and Harley Rouda, plus Pat Harris, progressive canididate for US Senate. Admission is free, membership not required. Democratic Clubs are the grassroots of the Democratic Party, engaged in local communities, causes and campaigns. We are the gateway to county, state and national Democratic processes. DCWOC includes Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Seal Beach, Stanton, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Sunset Beach and Midway City. DCWOC.com / DCWOC@DEMCLUBOFWESTOC.COM / facebook.com/DCWOC/ Doors open at 6:30. Program at 7. For info call Phil at 310-871-2083.

New Jan 4 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC @ Sizzler, 1401 N Harbor Blvd
Focus: discuss plans to resist the ordinance being considered by the Brea City Council to severely restrict our peaceful demonstrations in front of Rep. Ed Royce's Brea Congressional office. Ed Royce is the representative for most of North Orange County and has refused to hold a town hall meeting since 2010. His office is the only place where we can voice our concerns in person about his votes. Many organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union, Unite Here, Planned Parenthood, Democrats of North Orange County, Indivisible39, Moms Demand Action and Progressive 39th sent people and letters to the council which resulted in them postponing their vote on the ordinance until January.T:

New Jan 4 Thursday 7pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace and Justice Coalition: Free Film: "A Very Heavy Agenda, Part 1" @ Saint Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave
Who are the Neo-Cons? How have they influenced the agenda and actions of the American Empire?  In this astounding documentary they tell us exactly who and what they are in their own words. Filmmaker Robbie Martin's exceptional insight, video editing and music composition talent makes this series not just a documentary but a work of art.  The series will continue subsequent 3rd Thursday Teach-Ins.   The horrific consequences of what the Neo-Cons have perpetrated on our world continue to manifest.  Viewing this documentary series is being a witness to history.   Don't miss it! More info at: http://www.whittierpeace.org/index.htm#MovieNight

New Jan 4 Thursday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: QTPOC Social Gathering @ 950 W 17th St, Ste F
Potluck Style! Come meet and socialize with other queer & trans people of color in Orange County. Bring a dish to share if you can or just come and enjoy some company! Light food, games, & convo topics provided!

New Jan 5 Friday 7:30-8:30am, Cypress: Quirk-Silva Breakfast Club with State Treasurer John Chiang @ Cypress College, CCCPLX Bldg, 4th Floor, 9200 Valley View St
Please join Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva for a free continental breakfast and conversation about the issues affecting California from an insider's perspective. Featured Guest is John Chiang, California State Treasurer's Office.

New Jan 6 Saturday 9am-noon, Orange: Flip the House: Kickoff Pancake Breakfast & Canvassing @ Democratic Party of OC, 1916 W. Chapman Ave. Ste. B
Orange County is ground zero to retake the House of Representatives in 2018 and resist Trump in Washington. We're gearing up now and need your help!   All month long this January, voters across OC are hosting their own "Flip the House" Pancake Breakfasts & Precinct Walks. Sign up to host your own "Flip the House" event and get a canvassing kit at www.grodpoc.com/flip.   At our Kickoff on January 6, enjoy pancakes and practice your canvassing skills so that you're ready to host your own "Flip the House" Pancake Breakfast & Precinct Walk in your area. We'll help answer questions and canvass with you!   To learn more or to sign up to host your own "Flip the House" event, visit www.grodpoc.com/flip

New Jan 6 Saturday 10am-11:30pm, Laguna Niguel: OC Resistance Revival Chorus: Practice for OC Women's March @ Faith Episcopal Church, 27802 El Lazo
You are invited to any and all practices on Jan 6 and Jan 13 to prepare for signing at the OC Women's March on Jan. 20. No experience is needed. OCRRC is not affiliated with the church.

New Jan 6 Saturday 10am, Santa Ana: OC Peace Coalition @ Offices of Frank Barbaro, 1111 N Broadway
Agenda items include: MLK Parade - Jan 13; Womens March, Santa Ana, Jan 20; Peacemaker of the Year Event, Jan 28, 2:30, Claim Jumper, Fountain Valley. We need donations for the auction. Other events: Visit to Deported Veteran, Feb 9. Vets need blankets, office equipment, shirts and jackets. Plan for Boots and Shoes display at Cypress College. Parking for meeting behind law office building. Morning snacks and coffee served.

New Jan 6 Saturday 10am-noon, Cypress: Community Cofee with Asseblywoman Quirk-Silva @ Cypress Community Ctr, 5700 Orange Ave
Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva will discuss her priorities for as the next legislative year starts soon. Please RSVP to Christopher Aguilera at Christopher.Aguilera@asm.ca.gov or 714-521-6505.

New Jan 6 Saturday 12:45-1:45pm, Anaheim: Anaheim Democrats @ Haskett Library Multipurpose Room, 2650 W Broadway
Regular monthly meeting.

New Jan 6 Saturday 1-3pm, Fullerton: Community Coffee with Sharon Quirk-Silva @ Fullerton Public Library, 353 W Commonwealth Ave.
With the next legislative year starting, join me, as I discuss what what my priorities are for 2018.   Please RSVP to Amy Ramos at Amy.Ramos@asm.ca.gov or 714-521-6505.   I hope you can come!

New Jan 6 Saturday 2-4pm, Long Beach: The U. S., Israel, and Palestine: The Peace Process Continues @ 6500 E Stearns St
Talk and PowerPoint presentation by Jerry Levin, a member of the global violence prevention organization CPT (Christian Peacemaker Teams). He and his wife served for many years in the Occupied Palestinian Territories to help Palestinians withstand the impoverishing and expropriating effects of the Israeli Army's colonial rule of the West Bank and it ghettoization of Gaza. Jerry Levin is a former CNN network journalist. He writes on nonviolence, with an emphasis on the Middle East and in particular Palestine and Israel.   In 1984 he was kidnapped and held hostage by Hezbollah. He escaped after eleven and a half months in captivity due to the nonviolent behind the scene efforts of friends and colleagues organized by his wife, Sis Levin. Of Jewish descent, Levin converted to Christianity during his captivity. In April 2009 he and his wife were recognized by the Dalai Lama as one of 2009's "Unsung Heroes of Compassion."

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

New Jan 7 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: OC Green Party meeting - Dangerous Plan for Nuclear Waste in OC @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Charles Langley of Public Watchdogs speaks about the dangerously inadequate plans for long term storage of nuclear waste at San Onofre beach. https://publicwatchdogs.org Meeting is free, non-Greens welcome.

New Jan 7 Sunday 4-5:30pm, Costa Mesa: Our Revolution Costa Mesa: Weekly Organizing Mtg @ Panera Bread, 3030 Harbor Boulevard
We're taking a holiday and new year break. We'll be reconvening to continue our work in the new year.

New Jan 8 Monday 7-9pm, Fullerton: Indivisible CA39: Member's Meeting @ Fullerton Community Center, 340 West Commonwealth Avenue
When we started in January of 2017, we began as a reaction against Trump. Since that time, it's become apparent that we also need to be FOR something. We now have the goal of replacing Royce with one of our Democratic candidates.   If we can get everyone who voted for Hilary to turn out and vote for a Democrat for House, we can defeat Royce. In the same fashion, we can also save Josh Newman.   So, we are launching neighborhood groups to help get out the vote. This will be your chance to have a say and to participate on any level with which you are comfortable!   Here is the AGENDA:   1. Former Mayor and City Council member of Brea, Brett Murdock, speaks about the Jan. 26 Brea City Council Meeting and how to protect our right to protest. He will share his unique insight into previous attempts to stop protests in Brea.   2. Help organize plans to replace Royce as we roll out our Precinct Leader Network   3. We have news regarding Royce's Pro-Putin/ Manafort- tied campaign donation.   Doors open at 6:30   ($5 donation to help cover facility rental is appreciated!)

New Jan 9 Tuesday 5:30-8:30pm, Capistrano Beach: Progressives of South OC: Our Very Own Nuclear Waste Dump @ Agostino's By The Sea, 34700 Pacific Coast Hwy. Ste 100
What, Me Worry? (See photo.) As Edison starts to load the new nuclear waste dump at San Onofre, the Progressives have invited Charles Langley and Nina Babiarz from Public Watchdogs to discuss their Federal lawsuit attempting to block indefinite storage of millions of pounds of highly radioactive nuclear waste on the edge of the beach. Social hour and dinner 5:30, meeting at 7. RSVP necessary, preferably before Jan. 5: SOCProgressives@gmail.com (also visit www.socprogressives.com).

New Jan 10 Wednesday 6-9pm, Newport Beach: CA48 Candidate Forum @ Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Dr,
The Aliso Niguel Democratic Club, in partnership with other democratic clubs and grassroots groups, presents a Candidate Forum comprising all Democratic congressional candidates in California's 48th Congressional District.   Please join us in hearing from the candidates running against Congressman Dana Rohrabacher on how they plan to represent their district's progressive values in Congress.   The 8 congressional candidates who will be featured are:   Hans Keirstead   Michael Kotick   Laura Oatman   Rachel Payne   Boyd Roberts   Harley Rouda   Omar Siddiqui   Anthony Zarkades   https://ca48candidateforum.eventbrite.com/

New Jan 10 Wednesday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Congressional Candidate Forum-CD 39 @ Fullerton College, 321 E. Chapman Ave.
Come meet the Democratic candidates running for Congressional District 39, at a panel discussion moderated by the Fullerton College Department of Political Science.   This will be the second of three planned congressional candidate forums for the 39th Congressional District. Emphasis will be placed on hearing each candidates platform looking at major social, political and economic issues in the district, nationwide, and globally from women's perspectives.   This event is FREE however, space is limited.   The event will be held in the Fullerton Collgee campus theatre located close to the corner of Lemon and Chapman.   Please help us to plan accordingly by sending your RSVP to Cynthia Aguirre at info@dnoc.org   more info: facebook.com/events/903361976485257

New Jan 10 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Indivisible OC 46: Sign Making Party for OC Women's March @ LGBT Center on 4th., 305 E. 4th. St.
We will be making signs for the O.C. Women's March. We will have extra poster board and markers on hand if you can't bring your own.   Hope to see you there!   Kid Friendly

New Jan 10 Wednesday 7-9pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd Assembly Democratic Alliance Monthly Meeting @ IAMAW District Lodge, 5402 Bolsa Ave
Our featured speaker for this meeting is Former Long Beach City Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske, who is running for the 35th State Senate District. Note concerning the 48th Congressional District Candidate forum being held at the same date/time: We are advised that the event is being recorded and will be available on YouTube as well as the Aliso Niguel Democratic Club website http:// alisonigueldemocraticclub.com/. You can attend the 72nd ADA meeting and still see the Forum! Doors open at 6:30pm. See map here: http://bit.ly/2fTNjrf  Please attend (and bring a friend!) and support our program of Democratic outreach and networking. Agenda items include hosting fgloat in the Huntington Beach 4th of July parade, assisting with the DPOC entry in the upcoming Tet parade, If you are interested in assisting in the preparations for either event buy cannot attend the meeting, please email 72ndADA@72ndADA.com

New Jan 10 Wednesday 7-10pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats @ Chapter One: the modern local, 227 N. Broadway
We'll vote on new bylaws, elect our 2018 board, and hear from Dr. Mai Khanh Tran.

New Jan 11 Thursday 1-2pm, Laguna Niguel: SoCal Health Care Coalition and Courage Campaign: New Year, Same Walters. Repeal the Trump Tax @ Chet Holifield Federal Building, 24000 Avila Rd.
Welcome to 2018! It's a new year, but we have the same Walters. It's time we start asking Rep. Mimi Walters to change. Mimi! we need you to change, we need you to start putting your constituents, and not big businesses, first. That's why we will be asking Mimi Walters to lead the charge to Repeal the TrumpTax   President Trump and Republicans in Congress remain determined to ignore voters who oppose the tax scam by a 2-to-1 margin, voters who have coordinated more than 800 events, and made over 1.2 million calls to Congress in order to stop this Scam!   See Google Map.   https://www.google.com/maps/@33.5591914,-117.7162284,13 2a,35y,45.01t/data=!3m1!1e3   As usual, we will have a short press conference followed by a 1 minute walk to the sidewalk where we will earn some honks from motorists on Alicia (which you all of course know is a pretty busy street). More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1562992333777212/

New Jan 11 Thursday 5-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Candidate Fundraiser: Lauren Johnson Norris, Irvine City Council 2018 @ Chapter One: The Modern Local, 227 N. Broadway
Attorney fundraiser presented by Michele Bell and Staycie Sena. Visit http://www.laurenforirvine.com/events.html for ticket prices and sponsorship opportunities.

New Jan 12 Friday 5:30pm, Santa Ana: 2nd Fridays: Comadre Chisme Hour @ Alta Baja Market, 201 E 4th St
Every 2nd Friday Libromobile's short story club is open to ALL womxn. We'll read & discuss short stories by womxn who focus on womxn narratives.December, January & February's Comadre Chisme? Difficult Women by Roxane Gay. December: "Difficult Women"; January: "The Sacrifice of Darkness." Summary: "The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. A pair of sisters, grown now, have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children, and must negotiate the elder sister's marriage. A woman married to a twin pretends not to realize when her husband and his brother impersonate each other. A stripper putting herself through college fends off the advances of an overzealous customer. A black engineer moves to Upper Michigan for a job and faces the malign curiosity of her colleagues and the difficulty of leaving her past behind. From a girls' fight club to a wealthy subdivision in Florida where neighbors conform, compete, and spy on each other, Gay delivers a wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America." Used copies are available for purchase at LibroMobile, there's no obligation to purchase a book. Email libromobile@gmail.com if you'd like to receive the short story or book info to discuss at our next Comadre Chisme Hour.

New Jan 13 Saturday 8:30am-noon, Irvine: Martin Luther King Jr Teach-In & Training: Mobilizing for Justice in an Unjust World @ UC Irvine School of Law, 401 E Peltason Dr. Ste 1000
This event is an opportunity for UC Irvine School of Law faculty, staff, students, alumni, local attorneys and community organizers to come together to discuss the opportunities to advocate for justice in a variety of legal practices. The event involves not only discussion, but also a call to action for those concerned about the effects of those current government decisions at local, state, and national levels that impact civil rights; the criminal justice system; immigrants; housing; education; cybersecurity; and the rights of organizers to speak and assemble. Training will be provided for attorneys and community members interested in serving as Legal Observers at demonstrations and other events held around Southern California where protesters and/or event organizers are concerned about First Amendment rights.   The plenary session will be recorded and made available to the UCI Law community within 72 hours of the event. Breakout sessions, however, will only be recorded upon request and with the permission of the panelists. RSVP and find Schedule of Events here. Sessions approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit by the State Bar of California. UC Irvine School of Law is a State Bar-approved MCLE provider. For more event details or request reasonable accommodatins for a disability, please email Jillian Henry at jhenry@law.uci.edu

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

New Jan 13 Saturday 10am, Long Beach: Long Beach Area Peace Network, Military Families Speak Out and Veterans for Peace: Long Beach Martin Luther King Jr Parade @ Park at Long Beach City College Campus, 1305 E Pacific Coast Hwy
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. Join us so that the city of Long Beach will hear our important message and see that the time to end war is now. Dr. King was a very outspoken advocate for peace and ending the war in Vietnam, so we are making the connection with our signs at the parade. We need to be in place by 10:00AM, but the actual parade starts at 10:30 AM. Once parked, then use the free shuttle to Martin Luther King Ave and 7th Street. Since the parade ends near the college it's easy to get back to your car. We don't know our space #, but in past years we have line up around 8th or 9th St and MLK Ave. If you can't find us, go to the "Parade Participant Check-in" area and ask for Long Beach Area Peace Network's location or call one of us. Our 2018 Peacemaker of the Year honorees Elahe Amani, Lena Gonzalez, Tahesha Knapp, Maria Lopez & Wayne Marchyshyn will be riding in a car and MFSO will have their 8 ft. soldier, Oscar. No banners please, but DO bring your own signs. For more info, Long Beach Area Peace Network Pat Alviso 562-833-8035 or Naida Tushnet 562-494-5358.

New Jan 13 Saturday noon, Huntington Beach: OC Women's March Sign Making Party with Josh Lowenthal @ Harbour View Elementary School, 4343 Pickwick Cr
The Josh Lowenthal campaign is thrilled to be walking in the Women's March OC with the women, men and children of Orange County. Ahead of the annual march, the campaign will host a sign making party after the HB Huddle Candidate Debate and we hope to see you there. Our campaign will provide all of the supplies — post boards, markers, etc. Bring your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, energy and excitement. Please RSVP here to this event in order to ensure we have enough supplies for everyone.

New Jan 13 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Santa Ana: OC NAACP @ Second Baptist Church, 4300 Westminster Ave.
Everyone is invited to join us as we prepare to participate in the second OC Women's March on January 20, organize our Juneteenth celebration, talk about a future visit to the Theo Lacy maximum security jail complex and discuss other events and actions in the new year!

New Jan 13 Saturday 2-3:30pm, Fullerton: Town Hall with Mark Takano @ Fullerton Public Library, 353 W Commonweath
We know that Rep. Ed Royce and Rep. Mimi Walters are too damn scared of holding their own town halls to answer questions about the Trump Tax bill. But if these "representatives" won't hold a town hall, we will just have to do so without them! Rep. Mark Takano will provide answers to our questions about how the Trump Tax bill will affect us. Mark Takano is the first openly gay person of color to be elected to Congress, he's Vice Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and as a member of the Education and Workforce Committee, and the Science, Space, and Technology Committee. He knows that the only way for us to get the answers we need, is for someone from DC to bring that knowledge direct to us. Please have your questions ready! Register at We know that Rep. Ed Royce and Rep. Mimi Walters are too damn scared of holding their own town halls to answer questions about the Trump Tax bill. But if these "representatives" won't hold a town hall, we will just have to do so without them! Rep. Mark Takano will provide answers to our questions about how the Trump Tax bill will affect us. Mark Takano is the first openly gay person of color to be elected to Congress, he's Vice Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and as a member of the Education and Workforce Committee, and the Science, Space, and Technology Committee. He knows that the only way for us to get the answers we need, is for someone from DC to bring that knowledge direct to us. Please have your questions ready! Register to attend at Eventbrite page https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oc-town-hall-with-rep-mark-takano-tickets-41888218790. Only those who register will be allowed in.

New Jan 13 Saturday 4-6pm, Laguna Woods: Meet and Greet with Dave Min @ 3335 Punta Alta #3D
If you would like to attend this meet and greet and get to know Dave Min, candidate for the 45th Congressional District, please contact Heide:   (917) 678-6710 or heide_krueger@yahoo.com

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

New Jan 13 Saturday 6-9pm, Irvine: Living Ubuntu: Intro to TRE: Connection, Compassion & Community @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Intro to Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE). In addition to learning this method that helps calm the nervous system after stress or trauma, we want you to join us for a time to connect, re-connect and re-affirm living life compassionately. free admission; vegan refreshments. The room has limited space. Please make sure to register here   If you register and then need to cancel, please notify us so someone else can take your spot. Contact email: info @ livingubuntu.org

New Jan 14 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: OC Democratic Socialists of America LSC Meeting @ 31 Briarwood
First meeting for the future OC local of the Libertarian Socialist Caucus.

New Jan 14 Sunday 4-7pm, Santa Ana: Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement Undocumented Tales - OC Screening @ LGBT Center on 4th., 305 E. 4th. St.
We are thrilled to present a very special screening of the fabulous web series, Undocumented Tales, about the secret life of a Mexican server living in Los Angeles. The main character, Fernando, has two secrets: he is an undocumented immigrant and he is a closeted gay man. He is constantly lying about his legal status and real identity.   Following the screening (45 minutes), we'll have a Q & A with writer / director, Armando Ibañez.

New Jan 15 Monday 10:30am-1:30pm, Orange: Onion Planting & Farm Vision Discussion Join us on MLK Day, a day of community service, to discuss the future of the Farm. What would rather see on the property? An organic Farm, or suburban sprawl? Open space that produces resources such as beauty, food, compost, fuel, culture, workshops and native habitat, or multiple houses priced beyond the affordability of the current resident(s) that extract resources from other ecosystems? There are currently plans to destroy the Farm in order to create luxury housing. We are in the process of creating an alternative vision. Please fill out the survey link on this event in order to contribute to this alternative vision. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWInBfA1zZGwc1wIRzd1E9WwMxxcU4aDvTwV07TcCUUiO_Ow/viewform

New Jan 15 Monday 4:30-6pm, Tustin: Candlelight Vigil for Zainab @ The District at Tustin Legacy, 2437 Park Ave
This vigil aims to highlight the issue of the gravely saddening incident which happened recently in Kasur, Pakistan. We condemn this atrocity. Bring candles, posters. Background info:  A seven-year-old girl, Zainab, went to her Quran class but did not return. She was kidnapped, raped, killed and then later thrown in the trash while her parents had gone to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah. This is not just for one Zainab, it's for all those Zainabs who have faced the same fate and will continue to do so if you do not speak up! Make posters, Write Slogans, bring a candle or just be a part of it. Bring your emotions with you, so this never happens again.

New Jan 15 Monday 6:45-8:30, Laguna Niguel: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club @ Faith Episcopal Church, 27802 El Lazo
Join us at the Aliso Niguel Democratic Club's monthly meetings to vote on club issues, learn about political activities in our neighborhoods and in Orange County, and discuss the goals and direction of the club.

New Jan 16-19 Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm, Irvine: Refugee Awareness Week: Critically Engaging Refugee Narratives @ UCI
In today's polarized society, the word "refugee" has become increasingly politicized. Through Refugee Awareness Week at UCI, we hope to address misconceptions about refugees by understanding the processes of war, persecution, and other mechanisms of displacement that have forced an unprecedented 65.6 million people from their homes. We also hope to humanize the word "refugee" by sharing and understanding refugee stories, and by celebrating and enhancing their contributions to their host communities. Join Peaceful Passions, the Dalai Lama Fellows, the UCI Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation, Fresh START, Liberty in North Korea, and the International Studies Public Forum as we hold Refugee Awareness Week at UC Irvine from January 16 - 19. All activities are open to the public and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. We thank the UCI School of Social Ecology for sponsoring the week of events. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/560055557675180/ for details.

New Jan 16 Tuesday 5:30-7:30, Corona del Mar: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club: Tax Reform Bill & You @ OASIS Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave.
NBWDC January meeting focuses on Tax Reform Bill and how it could impact you. Stephen Landsman, CPA & Tax Partner Squar Milner LLP, is guest speaker. More information at www.NBWDC.org RSVP required https://goo.gl/forms/3rvo4RHYnqNKiCpX2

New Jan 16 Tuesday 7-9pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats Candidate Forum For California's 45th Congressional District @ Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way
Getting Mimi Walters out of office and taking back The House starts now! We're kicking off 2018 with a candidate forum for the 45th Congressional District.   We've invited the four most viable candidates thus far: Brian Forde for Congress, Kia for Congress, Dave Min for Congress, and Katie Porter.   Space is limited, so don't wait to buy your tickets! Or better yet, become a Canyon Democrat today (only $25 for 2018) and get into the Forum for free.   As an additional benefit of Membership, only Canyon Dems Members will be able to participate in a straw poll following the forum.

New Jan 17 Wednesday 4-5pm, Mission Viejo: Conversation with Delaine Eastin @ Hacienda On The Lake, Plaza Del Lago, 27792 Vista Del Lago
Please come hear Delaine Eastin's vision for California. Bring your questions! RSVP to reserve your spot. facebook.com/events/356058514869608

New Jan 18 Thursday 5:30-8pm, Santa Ana: Resilience OC: Rally for a #CleanDreamAct and TPS @ Sasscer Park, 4th St and Ross
Join us to show your support for TPS and a #CleanDreamAct. It is expected that voting on a funding bill will be happening either on Jan 18 or 19 in D.C. and advocates from across the country are demanding that a #CleanDreamAct and support for TPS are attached to the funding bill.

New Jan 18 Thursday 7:30-10am, Orange: Understanding and Implementing SB 1000 Matters for OC @ Sisters of St. Joseph- Founders' Hall, 434 S. Batavia St.
SB 1000 Authored by Senator Connie Leyva requires cities and counties to adopt an Environmental Justice (EJ) element as part of their General Plans, or to integrate EJ-related policies, objectives, and goals throughout other elements of the General Plan. SB 1000 also requires civil "civic" engagement for local residents to become meaningfully involved in the decision-making around Environmental Justice issues. Beginning January 1, 2018, the requirements of SB 1000 will take effect when a local jurisdiction updates two or more elements of its General Plan. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-and-implementing-sb-1000-matters-for-orange-county-registration-40156386834?aff=efbeventtix

New Jan 18 Thursday 3-6pm, Santa Ana: #ProtectDreamers Phone Bank Advocacy @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St
Please join Equality California and the LGBT Center Orange County, in partnership with Indivisible OC 48, Indivisible OC 46 (Lou Correa) and FWD.us for an advocacy and phone bank event in support of passing a clean Dream Act! We are looking for volunteers to help make calls! No experience is necessary. There are two shifts: 3-4:30pm & 4:30-6pm, but we would love to have you for any length of time. Pizza and beverages will be provided as well as materials to make posters and take pictures to show your support! RVSP Here: https://goo.gl/forms/ fjgYuYZoI8HD8qYk1 Participants should bring a cell phone and, if possible, an iPad or laptop. A headset or headphones to make calls would be useful but is not necessary. Contact Justin Massey with any questions at 949-973-0878 or Justin.Massey@eqca.org

New Jan 18 Thursday 4-8pm, Irvine: The Science Policy Group at UCI: Letting Evidence Lead the Way @ UCI Student Center & Event Services, 311 West Peltason Drive, Doheny Rooms C, D
In affiliation with the Union of Concerned Scientists, The Science Policy Group will host this public forum to create a bridge between scientists, graduate students, policymakers, political candidates, and community members. During this event, we will discuss evidence-based policy making on various issues currently facing Orange County citizens and the general American society. Topics will include renewable energy, air pollution, climate change, toxic substance regulations, STEM education, as well as federal and state research funding Free food and drinks at 4:30; roundtable discussion and speakers begin at 5. To register, visit https://goo.gl/aLSGo8

New Jan 18 Thursday 5:30-7:30pm: SAUSD Vice President Valerie Amezcua's Campaign Kick-Off
Trustee Valerie Amezcua's reception in support of her campaign kick-off for re-election to the Santa Ana Unified School District School Board. RSVP to Daisy@PSCcampaigns.com. Thank you to our event host committee members: Congressmember Lou Correa | Assemblymember Tom Daly, Santa Ana City Councilmembers David Benavides, Michele Martinez, Vicente Sarmiento, & Sal Tinajero, SAUSD Board Members Dr. Alfonso Alvarez, Dr. Rigo Rodriguez & John Palacio, plus Alfredo Amezcua, Esq., Bruce Bauer, Ernesto Medrano, Claudia Perez-Figueroa, Councilmember Roman Reyna (Ret.) and Ben Vasquez. Make checks payable to Valerie Amezcua for School Board 2018. Mail to Valerie Amezcua for School Board 2018, c/o PSC 235 E. Broadway #624, Long Beach, CA 90802.

New Jan 18 Thursday 5:30-7:30pm, Irvine: Feminism, Resistance and Revolution in Trump's America @ UC Irvine Student Center, A311, Pacific Ballroom AB
The Feminist Illuminati is thrilled to announce we are hosting a small gathering with feminist writer Samhita Mukhopadhyay Samhita has served as Executive Editor of Feministing.com and Senior Editorial Director of Culture and Identities at Mic, and is the editor of the best-selling anthology "Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance and Revolution in Trump's America" Join us for a talk on feminism and resistance in Trump's America. What does it mean to be a feminist in Trump's America? How do we build an inclusive movement, while also recognizing the forces working against us? And ultimately, what is our path forward?

New Jan 18 Thursday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women's Club of South OC: Keynote Speaker Senator Kevin de Leon @ San Juan Hills Golf Club, 32120 San Juan Creek Rd
Senator Kevin de León is President Pro Tem of the CA State Senate and recently announced as U.S. Senate Candidate. Other program items will include DWSOC 2018 Board Elections, Women's March T-Shirt Pick-Up & More! Discounted tickets for members. Everyone enjoys early bird pricing until December 22! Below are just some of the issues which will be discussed by Senator De León: how California is showing the way states can lead on climate change (recently he spoke to international leaders on this topic at the Vatican); the need for a meaningful discussion on Medicare for ALL; the impact of his signature bill, which has now become law, the California Values Act; new steps to protect victims of sexual harassment in the state legislature; maintaining California's strong gun protections; why he's running for U.S. Senate and what he plans to do if elected! Purchase Early Bird Tickets here.

New Jan 18 Thursday 6-7pm, Irvine: College Democrats at UCI: Sign Making for the Women's March @ Emerald Bay B, UCI Student Center
We'll have free pizza and tons of sign-making materials for you to have the best meme-worthy march sign this Saturday.   Join us for progressive politics and free pizza!

New Jan 18 Thursday 6-9pm, Tustin: Gayle (McLaughlin) Gathering @ 12621 Elizabeth Way
A gathering of progressives and like-minded voters to learn about Gayle McLaughlin, corporate-free candidate for Lt. Governor of our great state of California.

New Jan 19 Friday 1pm, Seal Beach: Seal Beach Leisure World Democratic Club: 48th Congressional District Candidates' Forum @ Seal Beach Leisure World, Clubhouse 4
All Leisure World residents, regardless of party affiliation, are invited to attend the forum.  It is vitally important that everyone who will be voting in the upcoming June 2018 open primary election become as familiar as possible with all of the candidates. The Club's Forum, with all eight Democratic campaigns participating, will be moderated by 72nd Assembly District candidate Josh Lowenthal. There will be no charge for the event.

New Jan 19 Friday 4-5pm, Laguna Hills: Laguna Woods Democratic Club: Weekly Resist! Action @ Chase Bank, Corner El Toro Rd and Raseo de Valencia
Join the weekly Resist! Signs provided.

New Jan 19 Friday 7-9pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America-OC: General Meeting @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Come help ring in the New Year with fellow comrades with our first general meeting of the year. We will discuss what we are currently working on, how to get some events off the ground, and hear from all about what we should do in 2018 to fight against capitalism, bigotry, and inequality. All like minded individuals are welcomed

New Jan 20 Saturday 8am-noon, Irvine: Feminist Illuminati carpool to OC Women's March @ UCI, Aldrich Hall
Join the feminist illuminati in protest of the Trump administration at the women's march in Santa Ana! We will assemble by the flagpole at 8am and take Lyfts there. If you can contribute to the travel fund that would help us, but we hope you will join us even if you can't spare the $. We gotchu. We'll be making posters after our event on thursday in preparation. https://www.facebook.com/events/502152690178289

New Jan 20 Saturday 8am-1pm, Fullerton: Women's March-Get On the Bus! @ 115 W. Santa Fe Ave.
The Democrats of North OC has chartered a school bus from the Fullerton Train Station to the Women's March in Santa Ana.   Bus tickets are $20 for a round-trip ticket to the Women's March. So worth it! 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 45 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 November 24, 2017.   Please contact Cynthia Aguirre at info@dnoc.org or 714-469-4399, if you are interested in traveling to the Women's March with a group of Nasty Women from North OC. 😃   *IMPORTANT NOTES   1) There are absolutely no bus ticket refunds or exchanges   2) Please arrive early to the departure location to give yourself time to park. We will depart from Fullerton at 8:00 A.M. sharp. The bus will be stationed directly in front of the train station parking structure dedicated to public parking on Santa Fe Ave.   3) The Women's March ends at noon. We will depart Santa Ana at 12:30 and anticipate being back in Fullerton by 1:00 P.M.

New Jan 20 Saturday 8:30am-1pm, Santa Ana: #MeToo Marchers @ OC Women's March @ 100 S Main St
Let's keep the #MeToo momentum strong. Join OC nonprofits, elected officials, activists and workers to stand loud against sexual assault and harassment! Meet at 8:30am for a pre-march rally. Wear red! Co-hosted by: The Eli Home for Abused Children, Orange County Young Democrats, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, Generation Change. For more info contact: metoomarchers@elihome.org or call 714-721-0385.

NEW Jan 20 Saturday 8:45am, Santa Ana: ACLU SoCal at OC Women's March @ 300 North Flower St.
We will be meeting at Angels Community Park on the corner of North Flower Street and West 3rd Street (it will be about a 7 min walk from the march starting point at the intersection of North Flower Street and West Civic Center Drive) Remember to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Bring plenty of water and some snacks. go.peoplepower.org/event/action/12042

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

New Jan 20 Saturday 9am-noon, Fullerton: Homelessness 101 presented by Fullerton ACT @ 436 W Commonwealth Ave.
Homelessness 101 was designed to raise awareness on: *Understanding Homelessness - Pathways of Hope *Homelessness and Mental Health - St.Jude Medical Center *Best Practice - Fullerton PD Homeless Liasion Officers *Loving our Neighbors - Fullerton ACT https://www.eventbrite.com/e/homelessness-101-fullerton-tickets-41634669417

New Jan 20 Saturday 11am-1:30pm, Diamond Bar: TRI Counties Democratic Club @ 600 N Diamond Bar Blvd
As the state convention approaches, endorsements of large membership democratic clubs become essential towards garnering the necessary delegate votes to win the party nomination. Many candidates running for these positions will be present and will discuss their campaign and answer questions. Per our bylaws, only members in "good standing" are eligible to vote. Membership will vote to endorse one person for the following positions: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Controller, Treasurer, Attorney General, Insurance Commissioner, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Congressional Seat CD 39. Refreshments will be provided. For more info, email us at tricomembership@gmail.com.

New Jan 20 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State - OC: Flicks for Thought - "Roger Williams: Freedom's Forgotten Hero" @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Roger Williams was a Puritan, an English Reformed theologian, and later a Reformed Baptist who was expelled by the Puritan leaders from the Massachusetts Bay Colony because local officials thought that he was spreading "new and dangerous ideas" to his congregants. He fled the Massachusetts colony under the threat of impending arrest and shipment to an English prison; he began the settlement of Providence Plantations in 1636 as a refuge offering freedom of conscience. Williams was the 1638 founder of the First Baptist Church in America, also known as the First Baptist Church of Providence. He was also a student of Native American languages, an early advocate for fair dealings with Native Americans, and one of the first abolitionists in North America, having organized the first attempt to prohibit slavery in any of the British American colonies. He is best remembered as the originator of the principle of separation of church and state. We hope you will participate in the Women's March in the morning, and then view this film with us in the afternoon. For more information: Email us at mail@au-oc.org or visit the Orange County AU web site at www.au-oc.org.   Please visit AU-OC on Facebook, where you can "Like" our page, comment on AU-related articles and find out what's happening with your favorite church-state separation organization.

New Jan 20 Saturday 4-5:30, Garden Grove: Garden Grove Democratic Club: community meeting on homelessness @ 102 Cafe, 12908 Main St.
A community meeting on the issue of homelessness in Garden Grove and the effects on our public resources and safety. The discussion will be facilitated by the Garden Grove Police Department-Special Resources Team, who focus on providing resources and mitigating crime involving the homeless community.

New Jan 21 Sunday 10:30am-2:30pm, Fountain Valley: "Flip the House" pancake breakfast and precinct walk @ Green Valley Clubhouse, 17250 Los Jordines West
Let's Flip the House in 2018. Voter outreach is easy with a few key tools and simple training. It is helpful if you download MiniVAN  app on your phone before you come. 10:30 to Noon - Breakfast and training, Noon to 2:00 - canvassing, 2:00. Please sign up: https://www.volunteersignup.org/JFA3F   Sue 714-727-6388, Kathleen 714-916-6487

New Jan 21 Sunday 2pm, Orange: Rally On The Riverbed @ Santa Ana River Trail, W Orangewood Ave
On January 22, The County of Orange is planning on evicting everyone living along the Santa Ana Riverbed. This mass displacement of human beings isn't only bad for the residents who are being displaced, but it raises a very important question, where are these residents expected to go? Unfortunately, there are not enough shelter beds, let alone housing for the 1500 people who will be displaced. The county has shown time and time again that they either do not care or have compassion for these people, or they are not remotely interested in assisting these people in there time of need. The county has demonstrated that they are beyond useless in our efforts to see to it that housing is a human right. Rather, they have chosen to sit on hundreds of millions of our tax dollars (which they have done nothing with) and have chosen to pass the buck and cause cities to bear the brunt of the problem, that the county ought to take responsibility for. With that, the Samson For State Senate campaign is planning to raise awareness about the eviction of these residents and the need for elected officials to take the issue of homelessness seriously, by holding a rally along the Santa Ana Riverbed. The rally will be held right next to the media center North of Katella Avenue east of the Honda Center. It is located near the Camp Hope section of the river trail. The rally will begin at 2 PM. Also, please bring supplies if possible. These homeless residents need bottled water, food, and other necessities. Donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you and onward together towards political revolution

New Jan 21 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View,
We will be holding a straw poll vote of candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General and US Representative for California's 45th Congressional District. Candidates and campaigns will be speaking at our meeting so it will be a great time to learn about these important races.   New 2018 or renewed DGI members may vote in the straw poll, with exceptions of candidates themselves. You MUST join DGI or renew your membership for 2018 by Sunday January 14th at midnight to vote in the straw poll. We've extended the deadline to get the word out so make sure to sign up.

New Jan 21 Sunday 3:30-5:30pm, Fullerton: Meet Phil Janowicz @ 1200 N. Harbor Blvd.
Phil Janowicz is running to flip the CA 39th congressional district. Ed Royce recently announced his retirement so we are more fired up than ever!   Join us for a meet and greet with Phil in Hillcrest Park in Fullerton! Bring your ideas, questions, and concerns to discuss in a casual setting.   Please RSVP at: rsvp@philforhouse.com   Hillcrest Park Lower Picnic Tables shelter area next to the Red Cross Building

[Correction] Jan 21 Sunday 7-9pm, Diamond Bar: 39th Congressional District Candidate Forum @ Diamond Bar Community Center, 1600 Grand Ave.
Is on Jan 24, not Jan 21

NEW Jan 22 Monday 5:30pm, Laguna Niguel: Women for American Values and Ethics: "Together We Rise" Book Signing Event @ Address provided with RSVP
Historic opportunity to meet three Women's March organizers: Sarah Sophie Flicker, Paola Mendoza, Jenna Arnold. Guests are welcome and encouraged. Tickets to the event are $50 and include a signed copy of the beautiful book, "Together We Rise." Tickets to the early access reception with an 8x10 photograph with the Organizers are $100. Funds raised will be used to flip our Orange County districts! Additional signed books are available for purchase for $35 -- they make a great gift. https://secure.actblue.com/donate/togetherwerise

New Jan 22 Monday 6pm, Orange: Roe v. Wade Vigil @ The Circle, 75 Plaza Square, intersection E Chapman Ave and Glassell St
Join the OC Chapter of National Organization For Women (OC-NOW). Bring signs.  Rain or shine.   ocnow.org

New Jan 22 Monday 6-7:30pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees Volunteer Orientation @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy
Did you know that up to 1000 immigrants are held in orange county detention facilties on any given day? Would you like to support your local immigrant community? Friends of Orange County Detainees' mission is to offer regular visits to immigrations detainees. We offer listening ears and compassionate hearts in an act of friendship to end isolation and affirm each person's human dignity and worth. Please join us at our next volunteer orientation. Our 90-minute volunteer orientation covers an introduction to FOCD, a brief explanation of U.S. immigration detention, and step-by-step guidance on how to visit detainees. Volunteers are able to start visiting upon completion of orientation. For more info, (949) 733-0220 or visit iucc@iucc.org

NEW Jan 22 Monday 6pm, Orange: Democratic Party of OC: Central Committee Meeting @ 1916 W Chapman Ave, Ste B
This is first meeting of 2018 and last meeting before the Pre-Endorsement conferences on Jan 27 and the CA DEM convention in San Diego on Feb 23-25. Several candidates for federal and state offices will introduce themselves, including Jay Chen, 39th CD, Sara Jacobs, 49th CD, Paul Kerr, 49th CD, Ted Crisell, CA Governor, Gerrie Schipske, 34th State Senate District, Josh Lowenthal, 72nd Assembly District, Cottie Petrie-Norris, 74th Assembly District. No candidate yet for 73rd AD! Candidate intros will begin at 6:30pm and meeting will begin after the last candidate has been introduced.

NEW Jan 23 Tuesday 5:30-7pm, Orange: MFSO/CODEPINK vigil at Traffic Circle @ Traffic Circle
Start out the new year by joining us for our monthly vigil, (which is always on the 4th Tuesday of the month). Rally to bring our troops out of Afghanistan and Iraq and no troop increases. It's time to step up, stand up and prevent this ever deepening war from becoming "Endless War". Please make a special effort to join us.You are encouraged to bring extra signs. We will have some on hand too.

NEW Jan 23 Tuesday 6-8pm, Costa Mesa: Foley for Mayor 2018 Campaign Kickoff @ Halecrest Park Swim & Tennis Club, 3107 Killybrooke Ln,
Music by Sophia Dion with DJ Teak Zachary to get us started!   We will have Foley for Mayor 2018 T-shirt's for a $10 donation.   Tacos for $2 each or 6 for $5;   Or 2 Tacos & Beer or Margie for $5;   Or 2 Tacos & Soda/water $3

NEW Jan 23 Tuesday 6:30-8pm, Brea: Justice for Dreamers: A Catholic Call to Prayer & Solidarity @ 210 W Birch St.
Join us for an evening of advocacy for DACA youth and all immigrant dreamers, Tuesday, 1/23/18, 7pm, outside the Brea district office of Rep. Ed Royce. At the event, we will:   - Hear stories from Dreamers and other immigrants   - Pray with clergy, lay faithful, and all people of faith and good will   - Call upon legislators, particularly Catholic Representatives Ed Royce, Lou Correa, and Mimi Walters, to protect DACA youth and pass the Dream Act now.   - Urge elected leaders to set aside hyper-partisanship and hear the voice of people of faith calling attention to the life and dignity of immigrants.  Additional Info: facebook.com/events/527234780997159

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

New Jan 2524-26 Thursday noon Wednesday 3pm-Friday 3pm, Irvine: Peace and Justice Week: The Power of Advocacy @ UCI
Transferable skills for movement-building (presented by Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium) Wednesday 3-4:30 PM, Ring Room, Cross Cultural Center
Arts for Peace and Justice Thursday noon-2pm @ Student Center Terrace
Connecting the Dots: Building a Movement of Movements Thursday 5-6:20 pm @ SSPA 1100 Featured keynote speaker: Dr. Cris Toffolo, Professor and Chair of the Justice Studies Department at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago.
Student panel: On the Power of Advocacy: Student Activist in Conversation Thursday 6:30-8pm; @ student center reservation; Dinner will be provided
Expert panel discussion: Building and Sustaining Movements Friday noon-1:20pm; Student Center; Lunch will be provided
Workshop by the Alternatives to Violence Project Friday 1:30 - 3pm; 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.   Please join UCI's Students for Global Peacebuilding (SGP) and supporting organizations:facebook.com/events/155722545069997 Questions? Contact: sgpatuci@gmail.com More info on: https://peaceweek.weebly.com/ You can also follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @sgpeaceuci

New Jan 24 Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm, Garden Grove: Campaign Kick-Off for Mark Anthony Paredes Garden Grove City Council (District 4) @ 102 Cafe, 12908 Main St.
Please join us in celebrating and supporting Mark Anthony Paredes' candidacy to represent us on the Garden Grove City Council District 4.   Thank you to our event host committee members:   Walter Muneton, Trustee - Garden Grove Unified School District ° Dr. Jeanette Burns, Vice Chair - Democratic Party of Orange County ° Claudia Figueroa, Library Trustee - City of Anaheim ° Luis Aleman, Latinx Young Democrats of Orange County   Suggested Contributions:   Champion $1,000 | Sponsor $500 | Host $200 | Supporter $100 | Friend $50   Make checks payable to: Mark Anthony Paredes for Garden Grove City Council 2018   Mail to: Mark Anthony Paredes For Garden Grove City Council   P.O. Box 6622 Santa Ana, CA 92706   Contribute online today: https://donorbox.org/mark-anthony-paredes-for-garden-grove-city-council-2018

NEW Jan 24 Wednesday 6-8pm, Irvine: >National Women's Political Caucus - OC: Meet the Women Running for Congress @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View,
JOIN NWPC OC and help us help the Women Running for Office! If we are to achieve parity in our lifetime, we need you to join the movement!   Confirmed Candidates:   CD 38: Congresswoman Linda Sanchez   CD 39: Dr. Mai Khanh Tran   CD 45: Katie Porter   CD 48: Laura Oatman   CD 48: Rachel Payne   CD 49: Supriya Christopher   CD 49: Sara Jacobs   CD 49: Christina Prejean   Ticket includes heavy hor d'oeuvres.   Tickets: $5.00 Members | $10 Non-Members   $75 Membership & Ticket

NEW Jan 24 Wednesday 6:30-9pm, Costa Mesa: Banning Ranch Conservancy Board Meeting @ Mesa Verde United Methodist Church, 1701 W Mesa Verde Dr
It's a new year! 2018 will be a very busy one for Banning Ranch and the Conservancy needs much help in its effort to preserve, acquire, conserve and manage the entire Banning Ranch as a permanent public open space, park, and coastal nature preserve.

New Jan 24 Wednesday 7-9pm, Diamond Bar: The 39th Congressional District Candidate Forum! @ Diamond Bar Community Center, 1600 Grand Ave.
The Public is encouraged to attend an informative evening with candidates running for the House of Representatives 39th Congressional District. This event is sponsored by the non-partisan League of Women Voters. Doors will open at 630 PM sharp and questions will be received from the audience via note cards and asked of each candidate present. All candidates including the incumbent have been invited, regardless of political affiliation.   The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.   Contact Telephone: (909) 624-9457   Mail: League of Women Voters of the Claremont Area   P.O. Box 1532   Claremont CA 91711   or email   league@claremont.ca.lwvnet .org http://www.claremont.ca.lwvnet.org/

NEW Jan 25 Thursday 4-7pm, Anaheim: Protest officer who fired at teens @ 1600 block of West Palais Road
Prosecutors said Wednesday they would not charge the off-duty Los Angeles police officer who fired his gun during a confrontation with a group of teenagers last year in Anaheim, a videotaped clash that quickly went viral and prompted days of protests in the suburban neighborhood. We say charge the Officer. Bring signs and noisemakers to demand justice. http://facebook.com/events/532672893766324

New Jan 25 Thursday 7-9pm, Irvine: People for Housing Monthly Meeting of the Irvine Chapter of People for Housing. Our focus in this meeting will be forging alliances with other groups who care about affordable housing in Irvine, formulating advocacy techniques, and discussing how to talk with our neighbors about housing.   private residence; please RSVP for directions https://www.facebook.com/events/149563382352181/

New Jan 27 Saturday 8:30am-12:30pm, Irvine: 2018 League of Women Voters League of Women Voters US Program Planning @ Irvine Ranch Water District, 15600 Sand Canyon Ave
This is your opportunity to make your voice heard through the Program Planning process. You vote because you care about our political future; now you need to make your voice heard about what you want the national and the local League's future to be.   A strong program planning process leads directly to the Convention, June 28 - July 1, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. LWV US board members carefully consider the input from League members, like us, as they formulate the recommended program for the future LWV US.

New Jan 27 Saturday 4pm, Costa Mesa: Meet and Greet with Hans Keirstead
Hans Keirstead is a candidate in the 48th Congressional District. He will talk about his campaign and platform and take questions. For the address, please RSVP to Anita: Anita@hansforca.com.

NEW Jan 27 Saturday 5-8pm, Santa Ana: Woman's Day Fundraiser @ Community Garden, 708 N Garfield
This Fundraiser Art & Dinner for the 8th International Women's Day Festival will include food, a tasty vegan soup, drinks, hot chocolate, and art pieces by local artists will be raffled off from 6 to 8 pm. Enjoy live music at 7pm by Calle4 Cumbia Electric. Donations will support the group's workshops.

New Jan 28 Sunday 9:30am-2:30pm, Santa Ana: AORTA workshop: Fighting the Systems - Desafiando la opresión en nuestras organizaciones @ El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N. Ross St.
Aqui les va la info del proximo taller de AORTA. va estar bueno!!! y comenzar el ano creciendo y aprendiendo! In this workshop we will develop shared language and a deeper analysis of how systemic oppression operates so that we can better understand how to transform ourselves and our organizations, workplaces, and communities. Together we will map what it looks like when systems like white supremacy/racism, patriarchy, classism, homo- and transphobia, ableism, etc. influence and affect our day-to-day interactions, as well as organizational operations and practices. We will leave with a more comprehensive and complicated understanding of these systems, as well as action steps and resources to make concrete changes and impacts

NEW Jan 28 Sunday 10am-11:15pm, Costa Mesa: Evolution Sunday @ Fairview Community Church, 2525 Fairview Rd.
Join Progressive Christians who refuse to check our brains at the door for Evolution Sunday as we celebrate science and faith! This year we are thrilled to welcome Ice Core scientist Melinda Nicewonger, PhD candidate at UCI. Her research has taken place in the South Pole as she studies climate change. Come learn from her and discover what we can do to promote awareness and protection of our earth.

New Jan 28 Sunday 11:30am-2:30pm, Irvine: Moms Demand Action 5 Year Anniversary Event @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Come join OC Moms Demand Action as we mark our 5-year anniversary as an organization and learn about our victories and exciting plans to take action in 2018. Note: You can only enter the Duck Club off of Campus Drive. Gates block the entrance off of Michelson Drive. Please see map in the comments section.   RSVP in this link:   https://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/7611/signup/

New Jan 28 Sunday 3:30pm, Fountain Valley: OC Peace Coalition Presents Peacemaker of the Year Celebrating Community Peace Activists @ Claim Jumper Restaurants, 18050 Brookhurst Street
Honoring great peacemakers in OC:   Felicity Figueroa   Dean Inada   Lucille Martin   Lisa Pedersen   Mohammed Aly   Veterans for Peace   includes light dinner, soft drinks, auction   Everyone is welcome - spread the word. $30 Donation Best to RSVP Contact: Pat at 562-833-8035 mfsooc@earthlink.net Ed 714-317-3969 esewolfie@gmail.com Mail checks to 775 Havana Ave., Long Beach, CA. 90804

NEW Jan 28 Sunday 4:30-6:30pm, Irvine: Together We Will: Monthly Meeting @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Focus will be on members' thoughts and ideas on what they would like to see from TWW OC in 2018! Our January meeting will be an open discussion of our mission and goals going forward in 2018. If you would like to get involved in leadership, or would like to contribute your ideas on what goals we should set, please attend. If you can not, please feel free to post in the comments on Facebook page here.

NEW Jan 29 Monday 9am-9pm, Anaheim: Demonstration Against Inhumane Eviction of the Homeless Riverbed Community @ Camp Hope, 1726 W Katella
Please join in the demonstration against the OC Board of Supervisors' malicious and financially irresponsible decision to evict the riverbed homeless community with no place to go. Bring your signs and voices.

NEW Jan 29 Monday 4pm, Anaheim: The People's Homeless Task Force @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Ahaneim, 511 S Harbor Blvd
Event purpose is public comment preparation for upcoming Anaheim City Council meeting.

New Jan 29 Monday 6-8:30pm, Irvine: Racial Bias in America: How Did We Get Here and Why are We Stuck @ UC Irvine Student Center, A, 311 W Peltason, Pacific Ballroom ABC
Do you know the true history of race in the United States? Join the community at UCI to explore strategies for addressing racial bias in America with foremost expert from the ACLU, Deputy Jeffery Robinson, deputy legal director and the director of the ACLU Trone Center for Justice and Equality. A native of Tennessee who marched as a youth with the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., Attorney Robinson has gained national prominence for over three decades of work in trial law. His legal opinions have spanned issues related to police-involved shootings and the legacy of Confederate symbols in the contemporary United States. He was a founding member of the John Adams Project, an effort enabling him to defend rights of a Guantanamo Bay detainee charged in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.The UCI presentation is free and open to the public. Attorney Robinson presents via multi-media and through concluding Question and Answer dialogue a history of race in America, its impact in the criminal justice system and in everyday practices, and strategies to address change through institutional and individual actions. Tickets here.

NEW Jan 30 Tuesday 10am-noon, Fountain Valley: OC Clergy & Laity United For Economic Justice: community gathering @ Congregation B'nai Tzedek, 9669 Talbert Ave,
Join us for our first Gathering of the year!  We look forward to a time of conversation about the economic justice issues that our communities are facing. With the power of faith, hope, and solidarity we can achieve transformation in our communities.   As a distinguished faith and community leader, please join us in our efforts to break down barriers, and to further expand economic opportunity for all.   If you plan on attending, please RSVP to:   iarellano@cluejustice.org   Light refreshments will be provided.   #CLUEJustice #SacredRESISTANCE

NEW Jan 30 Tuesday 1-2pm, Huntington Beach: Indivisible OC 48: Tuesdays Without Dana @ on the corner of Orange and Main
Join us as we hold Dana Rohrabacher accountable every week at his office about the issue of the day! Come join us and bring a friend.   Stay up to date on all of our events, demonstrations and actions by   Joining Amplify and getting text alerts!   a. get your mobile phone, and go to getamplify.org/install   b. Create an account   c.Enter code 431-831-000   d.Call Your representatives in the app and make your voice heard!   Join our text alerts to stay up to date about Events!   Text "Indivisible" to the number 84483 on your mobile phone to receive text alerts about upcoming events and pertinent updates.

NEW Jan 30 Tuesday 6-7:30pm, Anaheim: People's Coalition Presents: Truth About the Death Penalty @ UUCA - Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S Harbor Blvd,
How does prosecutorial misconduct impact the decisions on the death penalty in Orange County?   We will discuss this question and more.  We will hear legal professionals and experts engage in discussions on capital punishment and whats at stake in Orange County.   This presentation is part of the Meet Your DA Educational Campaign, an initiative to make clear the power of District Attorneys, their role in the issues we care about most, and what you can do in your community.   District Attorneys are among the most powerful elected officials in government.   The decisions they make every day, on criminal charges, jail, and prison sentences impact the lives of millions of people and their families. District Attorneys alone decide who is deserving of a jail or prison sentence and who will instead be routed to a diversion program to help rebuild their life, or have charges dismissed.

NEW Jan 30 Tuesday 6:30-9pm, Irvine: Local Climate Action Panel: How Southern California Can Act Now @ UCI A311, Student Center Pacific Ballroom C
Join us for an interactive panel to learn how active members in academia and business are taking action and finding solutions to climate change.   Reception to follow.   6:30-7:00 Art Gallery   7:00-8:30 Panel   8:30-9:00 Reception   We are looking for your artwork to display at our Climate Action Panel! See pinned post below. Submissions due January 25th

NEW Jan 30 Tuesday 7-9pm, Irvine: Lynn Einarsson Woods: Transformational Political Conversations @ School of Multidimensional Healing, 18271 McDurmott West Suite H
As activists it's important to be able to stay engaged and balanced during conversations about important issues facing our country. Yet discussing politics often leads to high emotions and a sense of talking "at" rather than "with" one another. Join the Courage Campaign this month as we host professional certified coach Nina Simonds, who has expertise in relationships, emotional intelligence and conflict management. Nina will share the three C's of being effective in challenging conversations (staying calm, curious and connected) and offer two tools for staying engaged when talking to others about issues that matter. We will also have time to practice and a conversation about applying the tools to help create more dialogue with others.   RSVP to Lynn Woods, lynnwoods321@gmail.comAdditional info: facebook.com/events/1225859664217664

NEW Jan 31 Wednesday 6-8pm, Corona Del Mar: Dr. Hans Keirstead for Congressal: Meet and Greet
Join us for a meet and greet in Corona Del Mar! We'll have refreshments and great conversation.   RSVP to Anita: anita@hansforca.com Email: anita@hansfo rca.com to RSVP for the location

NEW Jan 31 Wednesday 6-8pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Dem Club @ Costa Mesa Senior Conference Center, 695 W 19th St,
We will have guests Cottie Petrie-Norris, candidate for state senate, and Flo Martin from the city's bikeability committee. We'll report on the DPOC pre-endorsement conference, the club's Straw Poll we are working on with other Democratic clubs for the US congressional seat.

NEW Jan 31 Wednesday 6pm, Irvine: Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter General Meeting @ 9 Sundset River
Please bring potluck snack food. Agenda includes: intros, your take on 2017 plus many other topics, reports and action items. For more info, contact Dr Bill Honigman 949-246-6283, @DrBillH, Progressive Democrats of America (PDAmerica); www.pdamerica.org, @pdamerica


FEBRUARY

NEW Feb 1 Thursday 6-8:30pm, Newport Beach: Voice of OC: Op Ed Training @ Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 N Harbor Blvd
OP/ED training is one of several sessions provided to educate the public on areas of civic engagement. The OP/ED training includes: an overview of the importance of community members expressing their opinions in civil public arenas, how to select and structure an editorial, and how to get it published and shared on social media. 6:00pm - 7:00pm - Optional Dinner and Conversation; 7:00pm to 8:30pm - Meeting. Voice of OC is the county's nonprofit newsroom. For more about Voice of OC, visit voiceofoc.org

New Feb 1 Thursday 6:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC - Meet the candidate 34th. SD @ Greenbrook Clubhouse, 18222 Santa Joanana
Gerrie Schipske is running to bring open and ethical leadership to Sacramento. She is a healthcare and ethics attorney and educator, served on the Long Beach city council for 8 years, and was named by the Obama Whitehouse as a "Champion of Change for Open Government."

NEW Feb 1 Thursday 7-9pm, Whittier: Whittier Peace Free Film Night: Bicycle Revolution @ St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave
"Bicycle Revolution" documents the experience of 15 students in a one-of-a-kind college course that takes place entirely on bicycles. Together the students explore a question on every young person's mind these days: Is meaningful social change possible? In their search for answers, they meet with mayors, city council members, community activists and city staff who are on the front lines of struggles to make sustainability a reality. Whittier Area Peace & Justice Coalition Info 562-587-6270 or 562-233-8579 http://whittierpeace.org. Park on Washington (additional parking behind church). N/E corner of Wardman St. & Washington Ave. Washington Ave (not Blvd) runs north and south two short blocks east of Greenleaf. Walk through the second gate n. of Wardman. Co-directed by Dr. Paul Steinberg of Harvey Mudd College and Kevin Foxe.

NEW Feb 1 Thursday 7-9pm, Costa Mesa: Andrea Marr, Costa Mesa City Council Candidate Fundraiser @ Anne's Boutique Wines, 270 E 17th St, Ste #14
An evening of wine and community to support Andrea Marr's candidacy, District 3. Recommended donation is $35, collected at the door.

New Feb 1 Thursday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: QTPOC Social Gathering @ 950 W 17th St., Suite F
Come meet and socialize with other queer & trans people of color. Bring a dish to share if you can or just come and enjoy some company! Light food, games, & convo topics provided!

NEW Feb 2 Friday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: LGBTQ + Allies Respond to the Murder of Blaze Bernstein @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th
This meeting is an opportunity for the LGBTQ community and our allies to respond to the murder of Blaze Bernstein. In the afternoon of 2/2, the arraignment for Sam Woodward will be held at Orange County Superior Court. At that time we will all find out whether or not he will be tried for committing a hate crime. We believe that Blaze was murdered because he is Gay and Jewish. In this meeting we will take some time to grieve. We will also discuss how we think we should respond to prevent this kind of violence from happening again in Orange County. Don Han from Orange County Community Relations will be there to help us understand how something is identified and prosecuted as a hate crime. The timing of this event may not be convenient for everyone. You are welcome to come late if necessary.The LGBT Center OC’s Center on 4th (Co4) is located on 4th street between French and Spurgeon, above the Frida Cinema and adjacent to Native Son Alehouse. There are parking meters on 4th street and there is a pay lot just behind the building on 5th Street between Bush and French. If you park in that lot, go left after going through the toll booth and drive up to the 3rd floor. Park at the end of the 3rd floor - before you get to the roof - French St. will be right below you. There is a door from the parking lot right onto the balcony next to Co4. The entrance is on the front side.

NEW Feb 3 Saturday 9:30am-noon, Irvine: League of Women Voters: Civil Discourse Facilitator Training @ Back Bay Conference Center, 3415 Michelson Dr
There is a growing interest here in Orange County (and throughout the country) in people learning how to have civil discussions on issues that matter - with people of differing viewpoints. Therefore, the League of Women Voters will be hosting civil discourse events this year. For these events, we need people to act as facilitators for these discussions.  A training will be held for potential facilitators; this training is open to anyone. A continental breakfast will be provided.  Materials: A facilitator's guide will be provided. Cost: There is NO cost, although donations will be appreciated. RSVP: Space is limited so it is critical that you RSVP by Wednesday to sign up to Petti Van Rekom petti.vanrekom@petti.com; 949/370-8772.

NEW Feb 3,4,10,11 Saturday/Sunday 9:30am, Garden Grove: Welead OC Campaign Candidate Training @ Offices of UNITE HERE! Local 11, 13252 Garden Grove Blvd, Ste 200
Welead OC's 2018 Winter Candidate and Political Training for Orange County's Progressive Democratic Women spans two weekends for a total of 4 days.  Six camapign topics will be covered 1) Women and Politics/Becoming a Candidate; 2) Setting up a Camapign; 3) Developing a Message/Telling your Story; 4) Communication/Social Media; 5) Raising Money; 6) Developing a Field Campaign/Recruiting/Retaining Volunteers. Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of one of our donors, Welead OC has an unlimited number of Scholarships available to Orange County Progressive Democratic Women interested in running for local office. There will be no charge for the two weekend candidate/political training program until all of our scholarships are filled. To apply, email Karen Hinks - hinkskaren@gmail.com.   Welead OC's training spans two weekends for a total of 4 days--- 6 camapign topics will be covered --- 1) Women and Politics/Becoming a Candidate; 2) Setting up a Camapign; 3) Developing a Message/Telling your Story; 4) Communication/Social Media; 5) Raising Money; 6) Developing a Field Campaign/Recruiting/Retaining Volunteers

NEW Feb 3 Saturday 10am-noon, Laguna Beach: Join Hands to Oppose New Offshore Oil @ Main Beach and Pacific Coast Hwy
Indivisible OC 48, Oceana, Surfrider Foundation, Sierra Club, Orange County Coastkeeper, Project O, and NRDC - Los Angeles! are organizing to show strong, unified opposition to new offshore oil and gas drilling off the California Coastline!Background: On Jan 4, 2018 the Trump Administration released a draft plan that proposes opening up almost the entire U.S. coast to oil and gas drilling. The proposal would open up areas of the California coast that have been off-limits for over two decades. The Bureau Of Ocean & Energy Management (BOEM) has scheduled only one public hearing on Feb 8 in Sacramento, far away from the coastline. This event opposing The Trump Administration's Executive Order will send a clear message: Californians DO NOT want new offshore oil and gas drilling! Event will include special guest speakers, local celebrities, action opportunities, petitions, hands across the sand visual event, live music. Park in the Act 5 parking lot in Laguna Canyon or take any of the convenient trolleys that are set up to bring people into downtown Laguna. Find info here: www.visitlagunabeach.com/plan/transportation/trolley/   Volunteers needed. Additional Details on location and more to be posted, please check back!

NEW Feb 3 Saturday 10am, Santa Ana: OC Peace Coalition: Meeting to Plan Tijuana Trip @ Law Office of Frank Barbaro: 1111 N Broadway
Meeting will focus on plans for deported veterans trip scheduled for Feb 9 and 10. Regular meeting is the 2nd Sat and date change for this meeting is due to the trip. We had a very successful Peacemaker of the Year event Jan 28. Dust off your passport if you can join us. We will be discussing the trip, debriefing the Peacemaker event and making plans to rev up the Poor People’s Campaign in the OC. If you know someone who would like to join us, please invite them.

NEW Feb 3 Saturday 10am-4pm, Santa Ana: Building Power through Grassroots Political Organizing Part 1 @ Latino Health Access, 450 W 4th St
Mijente, Santa Ana Building Healthy Communities Leadership Institute and Chispa present this four part series which  will amplify the work of grassroots organizing by providing skills to engage in electoral organizing. This training will provide an introduction on the use of 501(c)(4) organizations to directly impact local elections as well as provide an understanding of the different roles 501(c)(3)s and 501(c)(4)s can play during elections.

NEW Feb 3 Saturday 1-3pm, San Clemente: San Onofre Nuclear Waste Community Involvement Meeting @ Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley, 1201 Puerta del Sol
Get the facts about toxic waste at San Onofre! If Southern California Edison gets its way, it will bury more than three million pounds of deadly radioactive waste 108 feet from the crashing surf at San Onofre in thin-walled nuclear trash cans. The radiation inside the steel cans is deadly to all life for at least 250,000 years, but the cans are only guaranteed to last 25-years. Join us, and get the facts about toxic nuclear waste from the non-partisan public advocates at Public Watchdogs. It is critical we are all made aware and informed on this very important topic. So we can help to create a better and more sustainable plan for the future. Please visit these links/pages for more information. Or call (949) 662-7419 for details. www.publicwatchdogs.org ; facebook.com/sanonofrenuclearemergency/; www.sanonofresafety.org

NEW Feb 3 Saturday 6-8pm, Newport Beach: The Future is Female @ G Galerie, 504 30th St. Cannery Village
Join Laura Oatman, Arlis Reynolds (Candidate, Costa Mesa City Council), and Andrea Marr (Candidate, Costa Mesa City Council), for a casual, fun meet/greet event in Cannery Village, Newport Beach. Enjoy a glass of wine, snacks, and great conversation, and get to know three of the amazing women running for office here in District 48. Donations for all 3 candidates are optional, but welcome!

NEW Feb 3 Saturday 7-10pm, Irvine : Bowling with Democratic Socialists of America OC @ Irvine Lanes, 3415 Michelson Dr
Join DSA-OC for a night of bowling and socialist socializing. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/dsaorangecounty/.

NEW Feb 4 Sunday 11am, Irvine: Know Your Rights Workshop @ El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N. Ross St.
Knowing what to do when we assert our rights as a worker in case of wage theft or reprisals from the migra at work. Info: (714)845-7501 http://facebook.com/events/145616902793982/

NEW Feb 4 Sunday noon-4pm, Anaheim: The Really Really Free Market @ 1151 N. La Palma Pkwy.
Please read if you are new to the RRFM   **Bring stuff you don't need/want anymore!   **And get stuff you do need/want!   If you don't have anything to share you are still welcome to take anything you like (: Additional Info: facebook.com/events/882849068554990

New Feb 4 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: OC Green Party meeting - Mike Feinstein, Sec. of State Cadidate @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
A former mayor of Santa Monica, Mike Feinstein is running on a platform of electoral reform, advocating the adoption of ranked choice voting, proportional representation, contribution spending limits, and improved integrity of the elections process. Mr. Feinstein is a longtime Green Party activist on the local, state, national and international levels. Meeting is free, non-Greens welcome.

NEW Feb 4 Sunday 4-6pm, Irvine: Meet & Greet with Farrah Khan, Candidate for Irvine City Council @ 32 Urey Ct
Ask questions, discuss issues. Light refreshments will be served. For more info, email liucather@gmail.com. No RSVP needed.

NEW Feb 5 Monday 6:30-8pm, Irvine: Town Hall with Dave Min, Candidate CD45 @ School of Multidimensional Healing, 18271 McDurmott West Ste H
It is simply unbelievable that our Congressional representative Mimi Walters continues to refuse to hold even one in-person town hall. As Donald Trump, Paul Ryan and their allies continue their assault on our democratic institutions and the basic values that Americans have always upheld, Rep. Walters has chosen to vote in lockstep with the Trump/Ryan agenda, and to hide this record by refusing to engage with her constituents. She's forgotten the first rule of our democracy -- that as our elected representative, she works for us. To send a message to Rep. Walters, Paul Ryan, and the rest of Donald Trump's friends in Congress, CD45 voters are invited to hear from candidate Dave Min, candidate for 45th Congressional District, who will take questions and talk about the issues that matter to folks in our district.

New Feb 6 Tuesday 2-3:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Active Transportation Network - AHOC @ OneOC, 1901 East 4th. Street # 100
Welcome and Introductions (10 min)   2:10pm-2:40pm Presentation and Discussion (30 min)   Alan Thompson, SCAG   Bike and Pedestrian Safety Targets   2:40pm-3:25pm OC ATN Updates (45 min)   Paul Martin, OCTA OC Active Update (15 min)   Recap/Debrief AHOC events: OC SB 1000 Convening (10 min)   Demi Espinoza, ATP Cycle 4 Update (20 min)   3:25pm Announcements (5 min)   Events and Partner Updates   3:30pm Adjourn   For more information please contact chairperson Demi at demi@saferoutespartnership .org or you can contact AHOC at michele@ochealthalliance.org.

NEW Feb 7 Wednesday 7-9:30pm, Costa Mesa: Indivisible OC 48's 8th District Congressional Debate Series: Women's Issue @ Orange Coast Community College, 2701 Fairview Road
2018 is going to be a big year! With the primary election in June and ample candidates to research into and ultimately choose from, Indivisible OC 48 our partners Will be hosting the 48th District Congressional Debate Series. Starting in February, we will host four topical debates with five candidates (to be determined based on their Voter Support Score) to hear where each candidate stands on the issues that are important to the District.   For Women's Issue, this debate will allow constituents to question the top five candidates on issues of platform, and policy on a variety of women's issues including women's health, the wage and achievement gap, sexual harassment the #MeToo Movement.   Women's Issue is being hosted by The Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood Orange & San Bernadino Counties, Women for American Values and Ethics (WAVE) and Indivisible OC 48!   Don't miss the first of this exciting debate series! All tickets to this event are free, but if you like the work we're doing and would like to support us, please feel free reserve one of our "Champion" Tickets, and donate the amount of your choosing.   #48Debate #TheGreat48Debate #SheIsTheSpark

NEW Feb 8 Thursday 8am-3pm, Anaheim: Association of California School Administrators: Making Schools Better for LGBT Students @ Anaheim ESD, Key Campus, 2000 W Ball Rd
Professional Learning Purpose: Equip School Leaders with the knowledge, skills, and tools, to ensure LGBT students are educated in a safe and inclusive environment, free from bias, harassment and discrimination and to better serve at-risk LGBT students. Outcomes: Become familiar with sexual orientation and gender definitions, terms and transitions.Understand research and data related to LGBT youth and their families.Learn about current laws and their application in schools; Share best practices for creating safe and welcoming school climates through LGBT policies and procedures; Learn tools for protecting LGBTQ students from bullying and violence; Support transitioning youth, employees or parents in the school community;vLead staff in LGBT youth initiatives and professional development. More info here.

NEW Feb 8 Thursday 5-8pm, Irvine: Reproductive Justice Initiative and LGBTQA Film Festival: Breaking Out of the Social Closet @ Irvine School of Law, EDU 1111, 401 E Peltason
The Reproductive Justice Initiative's film series engages growing up trans, violence against the LGBTQA community, race and homosexuality, and vulnerabilities to mass incarceration, homelessness, and poverty. Talkback sessions with artists, parents, experts, and the community. The film "Political Animals" tells the story of the civil rights struggle of this century - the gay rights movement - through the eyes of four elected women, a group often left out of gay histories until now. Emotionally charged like its subjects, the film follows four ground-breaking lesbians who took the fight for the causes most personal to them and their communities off the streets and into the halls of government. RSVP here. Sponsored by the UCI Law Reproductive Justice Initiative, LGBT Center OC, UCI W-HUB (Womxn's Center). Light refreshments will be provided.

NEW Feb 8 Thursday 6-9pm, Tustin: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice: Architects for Justice 2018 @ Temple Beth Sholom, 2625 N Tustin
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.   For our third annual Architects of Justice celebration, labor leader Maria Elena Durazo will serve as keynote speaker, and honorees include Rabbi Stephen J. Einstein of Congregation B'nai Tzedek; community leader Mirvette Judeh; and Juana Melara and Sandra Pezqueda of Unite HERE, who were honored as silence breakers of the #MeToo movement in Time Magazine's People of the Year issue. Reserve your ticket here.

New Feb 8 Thursday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: Resilience Rising: Defend the Sacred 2nd Annual Gala @ 1029 E. 4th St.
Our gala is inspired and informed by the current movements that are defending and uplifting what is sacred: land, water, community and voices. Please find more information about our gala a http://resilienceoc.org/resilience-rising-defend-sacred/

NEW Feb 9 Friday 7-9:30pm, Costa Mesa: 48th District Congressional Debate Series: Women's Issues @ Orange Coast Community College, 2701 Fairview Road
2018 is going to be a big year! With the primary election in June and ample candidates to research into and ultimately choose from, Indivisible OC 48 our partners Will be hosting the 48th District Congressional Debate Series. Starting in February, we will host four topical debates with five candidates (to be determined based on their Voter Support Score) to hear where each candidate stands on the issues that are important to the District.   For Women's Issue, this debate will allow constituents to question the top five candidates on issues of platform, and policy on a variety of women's issues including women's health, the wage and achievement gap, sexual harrassment and the #MeToo Movement.Additional info: https://facebook.com/events/1974770942760889

NEW Feb 10 Saturday 9:30am-1:30pm, Fullerton: Precinct Walk to #ResistTheRecall @ Friends of Josh Newman Opposed to the Recall, 153 N Raymond Ave
It's official: Election Day is June 5.  Our goal as Friends of Josh Newman is to turn out everyone we can to #VoteNoOnTheRecall on primary day. You can support this effort to help us get there. In 2016, the  community chose Josh. Now, it's on us to #ResistTheRecall and protect that vote. Food and drink will be provided.

NEW Feb 10 Saturday 11am-noon, Irvine: TrumpTax Teach-In with Rep. Mark Takano @ Multipurpose Room, Las Lomas Park, 10 Federation Way
Rep. Mark Takano has graciously offered to host a "teach-in" to bring information about the TrumpTax direct from the Capitol to OC residents! Background: Congress has passed the #TrumpTax plan, increasing taxes for 92 million middle-class families, raising health care premiums, and threatening life-saving programs — all to give massive tax breaks to millionaires, billionaires, and wealthy corporations. Learn more about how the TrumpTax will hurt working families and rig the system even more in favor of millionaires and corporations already making record profits. Note: only those with Eventbrite ticket will be let in. Register for ticket here. Disclaimer: This event is a private reservation and is not   endorsed or sponsored by the City of Irvine. Disclaimer: By choosing to attend this event, you are committing to participate non-violently and in accordance with the law, to work to de-escalate confrontations with others, and to obey the orders of authorized event marshals and of law enforcement. You also acknowledge that you are solely responsible for any injury or damage to your person or property resulting from or occurring during this event, and that you release all event sponsors and organizers (and their officers, directors, employees, and agents) from any liability for that injury or damage.

New Feb 10 Saturday 1-3pm, Buena Park: Kickoff for Connor Traut City Council Campaign @ Traut Residence, 7661 Silver St
Kickoff incudes afternoon BBQ. For more information from the official invitation, clickhere. To RSVP, email me back at Connor@TrautGroup.com. Suggested donation is $99 per person, $150 per couple, $500 to be an event sponsor, $1,000 to be an event host, or $2500 to be a campaign sponsor! If you cannot make it but still wish to contribute, checks written to "Traut for City Council" can be sent to 7661 Silver St, Buena Park 90620, or to support online, visit ConnorTraut.com/donate.

NEW Feb 10 Saturday 4-6pm, Santa Ana: Meet & Greet with Tony Thurmond for State Supt. of Public Instruction
Address provided upon RSVP at tonythurmond.com/ocdems The Democratic Party of Orange County will host Tony Thurmond to discuss the state of public education in California and his campaign for State Superintendent of Public Instruction.   Address provided upon RSVP at tonythurmond.com/ocdems. Questions? Contact Farrah Khan, farrah@ocdemocrats.org. Tony Thurmond has been a lifelong advocate for youth and families. Learn more about Tony and his plan at www.tonythurmond.com.

NEW Feb 10 Saturday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: Democratic Socialists of America OC reading group: Mexican Anarchism @ The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, 2783 N. Main St.
Anarchism isn't only a political philosophy that was born and lived in Europe and North America, it also spread around the globe to East Asia, Africa, the Middle East, India, and, for the focus of this reading group, Mexico. The history of Anarchism in Mexico is one as long as Anarchism in the US, but its heyday was the lead up to, and duration of, the Mexican Revolution.   We'll first look at an article on what anarchism as an ideology is and is not. http://www.spunk.org/ texts/intro/sp001550.html   Then move onto the role Anarchism played before and during the Revolution. http://libcom.org/history/ mexican-revolution-0   Finally, we'll look at some of the mistakes made and how to prevent them from being made again. http://libcom.org/history/ grave-error-mexican-syndica lists

NEW Feb 11 Sunday 1-5pm, Fountain Valley: Stand Up OC - Blue Wave Canvass & Refreshments @ Green Valley Recreation Assn., 10739 Los Jardines W.
Ride the Blue Wave. Please join to knock on fellow Democrats' doors as we Flip the OC 2018. 1:00p Check in, Training & Assignments. 1:30p Canvass. 3:30p Food & Debrief. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing and bring sunscreen and a hat.   Please sign up using the following link:   www.volunteersignup.org/JAHM8

NEW Feb 12 Monday 6:30-8:15pm, Laguan Niguel: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club: Meet Senate Candidate Pat Harris @ 27802 E Lazo
Harris has entered the 2018 Senate race as a Progressive Democrat who supports a single-payer healthcare system, raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour, and reforming the criminal justice system. He strongly believes that dark money and corporate donations have ruined the democratic process. He has pledged to only take donations from individuals. For more about his campaign, visit https://patharrisforsenate.com/

NEW Feb 12 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Newport Beach: Imagine Action OC: If you are not at the table, you are on the menu! @ Coastal Community Park Clubhouse, 6700 Ridge Park Rd
Keynote speaker, Beth Krom, former Mayor and City Council member of Irvine and Congressional candidate, will open the session with: "If you are not at the table, you are on the menu!" She will be followed by Mohammed Aly, J.D., Director of OC Poverty Alleviation Coalition with an update on the homeless situation in OC and what we can do about it.   We'll then present these incredible candidates "down ballot:" Cottie Petrie-Norris running for CA State Assembly, AD74; City Council Candidates: Joy Brenner for Newport Beach, District 6; Arlis Reynolds for Costa Mesa, District 5; Andrea Marr for Costa Mesa, District 3. We'll close our session with an update on our canvassing and voter registration successes. This is a meeting you will want to attend!

New Feb 12 Monday 6:30, Fullerton: Indivisible CA 39: Member's Meeting @ Fullerton Community Center, 340 W Commonwealth
This is a general meeting for all members. Details TBD. Doors open at 6:30pm. A $5 donation to help pay for the cost of the Community Center room is appreciated.

NEW Feb 15 Thursday 6-8pm, Huntington Beach: Laura Oatman Fundraiser with guest speaker Marianne Williamson @ UFCW 324, 8530 Stanton Ave.
Tired of politics as usual? Tired of the craziness on the news, and even the craziness going on now (already!) with some of our local races? Join me alongside Marianne Williamson in a private home, to listen instead to messages of hope, and love, and peace, and unity, for our community, for our country, for our planet. I'm not your typical wealthy candidate or politician, and this isn't politics as usual, but isn't it time for a refreshing change? Join us for this rare opportunity.   Space is limited - buy your tickets today!   Tickets:   $50 Friend   $100 Supporter   $1000 Sponsor   $2700 Co-Host   Purchase tickets here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/mw2.15.18

NEW Feb 15 Thursday 4:30-8pm, Buena Park: OC Labor Federation Candidate Academy @ UFCW 324, 8530 Stanton Ave.
The OCLF Candidate Academy is designed to familiarize candidates   with political and policy priorities for working families throughout Orange County.   Some of the topics will be covered will include:   Preserving Quality Public Education   Prevailing Wages & Project Labor Agreements   Contracting Out & Its Effect on the Local Economy   Healthcare in California   UCI Labor & Community Project Study: Cusp of Change   Organizing/Contract Campaigns   Space is limited, register online at https:// www.eventbrite.com/e/ candidate-academy-tickets-3 9707562388 Additional info:   facebook.com/events/145999069355740

NEW Feb 15 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Huntington Beach: Raising Trans & Gender Expansive Children @ Community United Methodist Church Huntington Beach, 6652 Heil Ave.
Raising Trans & Gender Expansive Children   WITH LOVE, UNDERSTANDING, AND SUPPORT   Come to learn Trans* 101, hear about the parenting journey, and get resources to support your family!   Presenters:   Sandra Cosio: Mother, Advocate   Kim Austin Ramsey: Mother, Advocate, Life Coach   Priya Shah: Mother, Advocate, Adjunct Professor of Gender Studies   This is a FREE event.   Everyone is welcome! Childcare will be provided.   Please RSVP to Sandy Cosio: transparentinglife@yahoo.com   Co-Sponsored by OC Equality Coalition (OCEC)

NEW Feb 15 Thursday 7-9pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC Action Night: How to Write a Ballot Initiative @ Sizzler, 1401 N. Harbor Blvd.
Ever wonder how all those ballot measures end up on your ballot? Ever wonder how you could change California law directly? Come to our How to Write a Ballot Initiative presentation as part of DNOC Actions Night! Presented by Andre Charles from College for All.

NEW Feb 16 Friday 4:30-6:30pm, Irvine: Gun Control Now Rally at Mimi Walters' Office @ 3333 Michelson Dr
Rally to show Mimi Walters that her constituents are disgusted by her continuing acceptance of gun lobbyist money at the expense of our children's safety. According to Washington Post, 150,000 students attending at least 170 primary or secondary schools have experienced a shooting on their campus since Columbine. Without legislative change, this problem will not go away! Instead of standing up for kids and families that are dealing with this, Mimi is actively co-sponsoring legislation that will make it easier to undermine the stricter gun laws we've passed as Californians. Show up and help us send a clear message - her position is wrong and it has terrible consequences. Facebook event page: facebook.com/events/373296173140092/ Bring signs with the names of shooting victims & against gun violence. We will have post-it notes so people can leave their notes on Mimi’s office door. We will also have Valentine's hearts that you can write a name on for Mimi. We will have a list of victims names from various mass shootings that will be read out loud at the rally.

NEW Feb 17 Saturday 8am-noon, Westminster: Little Saigon Tết Parade @ Bolsa Ave and Magnolia St
March with the Democratic Party of OC at the Little Saigon Tết Parade as we celebrate the Lunar New Year and Year of the Dog! How to find us: Floats will line up by order number, with more than 100 entries. We are in the middle, float #50, with a blue truck. Please wear blue and orange or red, white and blue. RSVP/Questions to: Diana Carey, DPOC Vice Chair, diana@ocdemocrats.org

NEW Feb 17 Saturday 10am-noon, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: What's the Deal with Single Payer? @ Carden Conservatory Elementary School, 5702 Clark Dr
You've heard of single-payer healthcare. You know it works in other countries. You may even know about the Healthy California Act (SB-562). But what are the political realities of getting this passed? What will it cost? And what are OC organizers doing to mobilize the public? We're bringing in Dr. Bill Honigman to help us answer these important questions. This is a free public event. Dr. Bill Honigman has been a practicing Emergency Room Physician in Orange County CA for over 30 years. He has been active in Democratic Party politics since his youth, and is currently an organizer for the grassroots group Progressive Democrats of America PDA, acting as California State Coordinator and Orange County Chapter Leader, and is a Coordinator for PDA's national Healthcare Human Rights Issue Organizing Team.The HB Huddle "What's the deal" series will highlight different progressive issues through a local lens, this is our first topic area...stay tuned for more! We meet the third Saturday of each month in Huntington Beach.

NEW Feb 17-18 Saturday 10am-7:30pm Sunday 9am-2pm, Los Angeles: Citizens' Climate Lobby SoCal Regional Conference @ 5154 State University Dr.
At Citizens' Climate Lobby, we build upon our shared values to empower each other to take meaningful action on climate. At our action packed conference, we'll celebrate the progress we’ve made over the past year and share strategies for gaining even more successes.   All tickets include vegan meals on Saturday and Sunday.  More info at: https://www.facebook.com/events/268651336975952/

NEW Feb 17 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church & State OC: Rabbi Peter Levi of the Anti-Defamation League @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Topic of Rabbi Levi's talk is The Need to Secure Justice and Fair Treatment for All. Anti-Semitic incidents are up 45% in the first three quarters of 2017 compared to 2016. He believes that the only solution to hate is education. In addition to covering incidents in CA, he will cover the Alt-Right and the fact that OC is a focus for hate groups. He has been involved in interfaith relations and fostering positive Jewish-Muslim relations. The event is open to the public, there is no charge to attend, no registration required and plenty of free parking. For more info, visit www.au-oc.org or email mail@au-oc.org or call 714/299-4551.

NEW Feb 17 Saturday 3-5pm, Anaheim: Justice for the Anaheim 3 / Hear their Stories / Show Support @ UUCA Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S Harbor
On Feb 27 2016 activists and community members decided that the Ku Klux Klan should not be allowed to spew their racist ideology in our neighborhoods. Dozens converged at Pearson Park, Anaheim and confronted the group to make it clear they were not welcome. The KKK responded by stabbing several anti-racist protestors with knives and other home-made weapons. The Anaheim police arrived hours after the rally was scheduled to start and decided that the victims of the stabbings should be handcuffed while raising the caution tape for one of the KKK perpetrators to go free. When three brave anti-racist fighters (Mark Liddell, Hugo Contreras and Nicole Schop) attempted to detain this violent criminal, they were arrested and held in jail for more than two days. Then, the “justice” system followed suit with the police and showed their allegiance to the Klan. The DA filed misdemeanor battery and resisting arrest charges against these three heroes while no charges were filed against any member of the KKK. An openly racist president, the Klan, and groups like them have been emboldened. Time and time again we have seen the police and the courts protect them. Just Jan. 24 an off-duty police officer who fired a gun during a dispute with teens in Anaheim was not charged. These 3 courageous fighters deserve to be celebrated, not prosecuted! Listen to their stories and learn how you can support Hugo Contreras (of the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica), Mark Liddell (of the First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles), and Nicole Schop, in their continuing struggle for justice. Contact Sarah Harper for more information: amapolaroja@gmail.com

NEW Feb 17 Saturday 4-6pm, Diamond Bar: Meet & Greet with Phil Janowicz, CD39
Ed Royce has announced his retirement so we are more fired up than ever! Join Phil and host Richard Stevens and bring ideas, questions, and concerns to discuss in a casual setting. Phil is a former chemistry professor at CSUF and is currently teaching at Fullerton Junior College. Visit facebook.com/events. Location: RSVP to RSVP@PhilForHouse.com for address.

New Feb 18 Sunday 1:30-4pm, Santa Ana: Whose Streets? Film Screening @ The Frida Cinema, 305 E. 4th. St., Ste. 100
In partnership with The Frida Cinema, the OC Racial Justice Collaborative presents Whose Streets? This powerful film chronicles the events that took place in Ferguson, Missouri after an unarmed teenager named Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white policeman on August 9, 2014. Shown from the perspective of the residents of Ferguson, Whose Streets? reveals the untold story of what really happened in the days after Michael Brown's death. Tickets are $5.

NEW Feb 18 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine February Meeting: Michele Goodwin @ The Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
UCI Law Professor Michele Bratcher Goodwin will speak on Women's Rights in an Era of Pushback. A Q and A session will follow Professor Goodwin is a Chancellor's Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine with appointments at the School of Law, Program in Public Health, Department of Criminology, Law, & Society, Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Center for Psychology and Law. She is the founder and director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy at UC Irvine School of Law and its internationally acclaimed Reproductive Justice Initiative Professor Goodwin is one of the world's leading authorities on the regulation of medicine, science, and biotechnology. Her publications include five books and over 70 articles and book chapters on law's regulation of the human body, including civil and criminal regulation of pregnancy and reproduction.Professor Goodwin's scholarship defines new ways of thinking about supply, demand, and access to sophisticated medical technologies. Reviews of her work appear in the New England Journal of Medicine, Nature, Publisher's Weekly, Law and Politics Book Review, Book News, and the Library Journal, amongst other periodicals. Her editorials and commentaries appear in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Gene Watch, Christian Science Monitor, Politico, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Houston Chronicle, Chicago Sun Times, Washington Post, AlterNet and Forbes Magazine among others. She is a blogger for the Huffington Post and the Harvard Bill of Health.   Causes   Kid Friendly

New Feb 18 Sunday 4:30-8pm, Buena Park: OC Labor Federation: Candidate Academy @ UFCW 324, 8530 Stanton Ave
The OCLF Candidate Academy is designed to familiarize candidates with political and policy priorities for working families throughout Orange County. Some of the topics will be covered will include: Preserving Quality Public Education; Prevailing Wages & Project Labor Agreements; Contracting Out & Its Effect on the Local Economy; Healthcare in California; UCI Labor & Community Project Study: Cusp of Change; Organizing/Contract Campaigns. Space is limited. Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/candidate-academy-tickets-39707562388 To be considered for endorsement by the Orange County Labor Federation, candidates must complete one academy session.

NEW Feb 19 Monday 3-5pm, Irvine: Rally for Gun Sense @ Worthy Park, 1831 17th St
Enough is enough! We need to show our elected officials, and the nation, that we will not accept one more gun death. Let's rally! Register here

NEW Feb 19 Monday 7pm, Newport Beach: Housing Is a Human Right: Collaboration and Execution @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim - UUCA, 511 S Harbor Blvd
Take part in our campaign to put a funding measure on the ballot for housing to end homelessness; strategize for rapid response to unfolding developments; increase our capacity for change through trainings. *To see the schedule for the meetings, refer to the calendar at our website: summerofthepeople.org At this meeting, Marisol Ramirez, from APD Chief's advisory board will discuss how we can work together on solving the issue of getting permanent housing for the homeless.

NEW Feb 20 Tuesday 1-2pm, Huntington Beach: Tuesdays Without Dana - Stand Against School Shootings! @ on the corner of Orange and Main
We are joining with our friends at Moms Demand Action Orange County to demand Dana stand up to keep our children safer with reasonable gun reform! This is the 18th shooting in the first 45 days of the year! We Deserve Better!   Join us as we hold Dana Rohrabacher accountable every week at his office about the issue of the day! Come join us and bring a friend.   Stay up to date on all of our events, demonstrations and actions by   Joining Amplify and getting text alerts! Additional info: facebook.com/events/169490130354225

NEW Feb 20 Tuesday 7pm, Aliso Viejo: Soka Univ Critical Conversations: Race, Justice and Mercy - Can They Coexist in America? @ Soka Univ, 1 University Dr
Event will feature Bryan Stevenson, acclaimed activist, public interest lawyer, and MacArthur "Genius Grant" Award recipient, and NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates will moderate. Referred to as "America's Nelson Mandela" by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Bryan Stevenson's relentless work fighting poverty and challenging racial discrimination in the criminal justice system has won him prestigious awards and transformative legal victories. He has also initiated major projects to educate communities about slavery, lynching, and racial segregation. He was named to the 2015 Time 100, which recognizes the world's most influential people, and in Fortune's 2016 and 2017 World's Greatest Leaders lists. He is the author of the award winning, New York Times bestseller, Just Mercy. In addition to founding and serving as executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, he is a professor at NYU School of Law. Karen Grigsy Bates is a correspondent for NPR's Code Switch team, based at NPR West, where she covers race and identity issues. She earned a BA from Wellesley College, and completed Yale School of Management's Executive Program. Tickets: $28 ($14 student/senior/active military families). Buy tickets here. Group tickets here.

NEW Feb 20 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Canyon Democrats: 49th Congressional Candidate Debate @ San Juan Hills High School, 29211 Vista Montana,
Please join the Democratic Women of South Orange County and the Canyon Democrats for a lively debate with the democratic candidates from the 49th Congressional District! We've partnered with the DWSOC to hold the debate in the heart of the 49th District here in South Orange County.   Tickets are $10 for Canyon Dems and DWSOC members and $15 for non-members. This venue is top-notch with comfy, theater-style seats and a great sound system. Please join us for what will surely be an exciting event!

NEW Feb 21 Wednesday 11:45am-1:30pm, Irvine: Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council: celebrate Black History Month @ Christ Our Redeemer AME Church, 45 Tesla
Join our Luncheon Meeting as we celebrate Black History Month. We will hear from Rev. Dr. Richard Rose of Christ Our Redeemer AME Church and Rev. Ivan S. Pitts from Second Baptist Church speak about the History of the Black Church and its connection to the people in Orange County   Please remember to RSVP for the $12 ticket, tickets at the door are $15. https://nmiinterfaithcouncil.org

NEW Feb 21 Wednesday 6-8pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club @ Marie Callender's, 31791 Del Obispo St.
Sign up on ActBlue https://secure.actblue.com/donate/socfeb2018   or by emailing murfcatt@gmail.com   The meeting is no cost to members, $5 cost for non-members,   if you would like dinner, dinner is $20 and there is a choice of 3 entrees. More info: facebook.com/events/919094611873306

NEW Feb 21 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Resilience OC: Expanding Sanctuary and Ensuring #DueProces4All @ Newsong Church, 1010 W 17th St,
Week 1: Resilience OC will review the movement that brought Sanctuary and Universal Representation to the City of Santa Ana - both items which help to ensure Due Process as a Right for all Santa Ana residents, regardless of immigration status.   The OC Rapid Response Network will host 9 Leadership Trainings that will give an overview of immigration issues including topics like health access, legal rights & advocacy, emergency family planning, protections for students on campus, workplace protections, and immigration enforcement. The 9 trainings will consist of readings, videos, lectures, discussions and panels. By attending one or all the sessions, participants will get a deeper understanding of the issues impacting immigrants in Orange County. Participants can build off this knowledge to work towards equity and justice in their communities, organizations, schools and workplaces. For more info: facebook.com/events/942643465911252

NEW Feb 22 Thursday 10am-2pm, Costa Mesa: Voter Registration Drive at Orange Coast College
Voter Registration Drives - Volunteer Signup: District CA-48 event, table voter registration. Recurring event. Sign-up for hotspot locations and shifts here. Shift one: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Shift two: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. After you sign-up, you will receive an email to confirm your shift. A day or two before your shift a field coordinator will text you with details. If you have any questions or voter registration location ideas, you can contact gofieldorgohome@gmail.com or call 323-546-4979. Web site https://www.volunteersignup.org/JMMPA/  Organizer: OC Organizing Crew.

NEW Feb 22 Thursday noon-2pm, Laguna Beach: Mimi Walters: No More Offshore Oil Rigs! @ Victoria Beach, Dumond Dr
Let's tell US Rep. Mimi Walters and US Rep. Dana Rohrabacher - don't destroy Victoria Beach, no more offshore oil rigs in California. Let's stop rubberstamp Reps. Mimi Walters and Dana Rohrabacher from supporting the Trump Administration's #infrastructurescam. "Mimi Walters of Orange County was among the 155 House members who signed onto a letter last year urging [Interior Secretary] Zinke to allow [offshore] drilling...Such a move is a reversal of decades of federal policy, and nothing short of a gift to oil and gas companies." Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/editorials/article194392284.html

NEW Feb 22 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Fullerton: Brainstorming for Primary Election Success in Congressional District 39 @ Fullerton Police Dept, 237 Commonwealth Ave, Mural Room
Brainstorming session: Members are invited to attend to help solve the issue of a split vote in the June Primary Election, and potential loss of a Democratic candidate on the ballot for November. Sophia Alexander will moderate the discussion. There may be a follow-up meeting one week later, same place.

New Feb 23-25 Friday-Sunday 9am-5pm, San Diego: CA Democratic Party State Convention 2018 @ San Diego Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Drive
No matter what happens in Washington, D.C., California Democrats are committed to fighting for our core values of truth, civility, and perseverance. With nearly 39 million people living within our borders, California will lead the nation in the fight to protect the dignity and basic human rights of all who live here. And our voices will be heard.   California has led the way: creating millions more jobs, passing equal pay legislation, establishing a living wage, protecting our invaluable natural resources and expanding health care for all.   There's lots of work to do, so join us at the 2018 California Democrats State Convention where we'll ratify candidate endorsements, endorse candidates for statewide office and map out how we can continue to lead the national resistance, define the progressive agenda for America, and remain the Big Blue Beacon of Hope.   Stay tuned for updates - convention information will be posted as it becomes available.   https://cadem.org/ convention.

New Feb 25 Sunday 3-5pm, Newport Beach: Veterans for Peace Golden Rule Project: Sailing for a Nuclear-Free World - A Party with a Purpose @ Newport Boy Scout Sea Base, 1931 West Coast Hwy
Once-in-a-lifetime party with the crew of the Golden Rule peace boat, and the world premiere of the documentary, "Peace Sail: The Story of the Golden Rule". Party guests will be invited to see the Golden Rule and enjoy conversation with the crew. Wine and snacks will be served followed by the film premiere and a silent auction. It has been sixty years since the Golden Rule's attempted voyage to the Marshall Islands to interfere with U.S. atmospheric nuclear bomb testing. In celebration we will be raising funds for the Golden Rule's upcoming voyage to Hawaii, the Marshall Islands, Japan and maybe even the Korean Peninsula. With the world once again worried about the possibility of nuclear war, this is the time to raise public awareness about the need to abolish nuclear weapons once and for all. Sailing this historic little anti-nuclear sailboat across the Pacific is a dramatic way to spread the word in the U.S. and around the globe.

NEW Feb 25 Sunday 5-6pm, Irvine: Moms Demand Action - CA: Voter Registration Training @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View,
We marched. Now we need to get out the vote. Join Moms Demand Action to learn how easy it is to register voters. People move, come of age, and become citizens on a daily basis and we need to make sure everyone in our community is registered to vote. This is in Irvine but we welcome anyone from other Southern California groups!   Please RSVP here:   https://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/7984/signup/

NEW Feb 26 Monday 6-8pm, Irvine: Iranian Americans & Civil Rights @ Humanities Gateway 1010, UCI School of the Humanities, 4100 Humanities Gateway
This event is an Educational Talk by Mr. Ali Akbar Mousavi, a notable Civil Rights Activist and Digital Freedom Advocate. Mr. Mousavi was a member of the 6th Parliament in Iran during 2000 to 2004 and he is currently a senior advisor at George Mason University related to Technology for Peace and Conflict Resolution. This event is in Persian and it's free and open to the public! Mr. Mousavi will have an educational presentation about the civic process in the United States and the importance to raise awareness among Iranian Americans about the significance of registering to vote and exercising their civil rights. This event is non-partisan and its objective is to make Iranian Americans become more engaged in the society.

NEW Feb 27 Tuesday 6-8pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club: Talking Across the Partisan Divide @ 380 3rd St.
Guest speaker Professor Peter Ditto, Ph.D - Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior at UCI. His research focuses on how motivation and emotion shape our social, political, moral, medical, and legal judgements. Hear about the factors that contribute to our political polarization.   Recent surveys have found that many Americans would rather their children marry someone of a different race or religion than of a different political party. It reveals the depth of division and distrust that now permeates our political culture. How did we get so polarized?   Come participate in small group conversations that bring together people of different views to discuss ways to promote civility and respect.   Susi Q Senior Center - FREE   6:00 pm Sign In * Refreshments   6:25 pm Welcome * Introductions   6:30 pm Speaker Presentation   7:00 pm Breakout Conversations   7:45 pm Reflections * Closing Remarks   *** Reservations required ***   You can RSVP by calling (949) 464-6645 - or register online at LagunaBeachCity.net - click on Recreation Classes

NEW Feb 27 Tuesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative book club discussion: New Jim Crow @ UC Irvine Crystal Cove Auditorium, UC Irvine Student Center A311 Student Center
For 2018, we are going to go chapter-by-chapter through The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander for our monthly book club discussion. facebook.com/events/1566097716802703

NEW Feb 28 Wednesday 11am-1pm, Irvine: Women For:OC - "Me Too" Beyond Harvey Weinstein Public @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Theresa Truman will be discussing the impact of the "Me Too" movement, what it means for the women at UCI and her assessment of the future of the movement.   Theresa is the Assistant Director, Deputy Title IX Officer at UCI. She is a Sexual Violence and Discrimination Investigator with experience working for state agencies, the federal government, higher education, and private industry in which she conducts   confidential and complex investigations of allegations of sexual violence, sexual harassment, and discrimination in employment, higher education, housing, and places of public accommodation Theresa Truman will be discussing the impact of the "Me Too" movement, what it means for the women at UCI and her assessment of the future of the movement.   Theresa is the Assistant Director, Deputy Title IX Officer at UCI. She is a Sexual Violence and Discrimination Investigator with experience working for state agencies, the federal government, higher education, and private industry in which she conducts   confidential and complex investigations of allegations of sexual violence, sexual harassment, and discrimination in employment, higher education, housing, and places of public accommodation.   womenforoc@aol.com http://www.womenfororangecounty.org facebook.com/events/352919421784068

NEW Feb 28 Wednesday 11am-2pm, Laguna Beach: 45th Congressional District Democratic Candidate Forum @ Hilton Irvine Orange County Airport, 18800 MacArthur Blvd
Please join   Brian Forde * Kia Hamadanchy * Dave Min * Katie Porter * Greg Ramsay * Ron Varasteh   ; Democratic candidates vying to unseat Mimi Walters   in the 45th Congressional District, for a discussion   moderated by Michael Penn.   *** All Democratic candidates have been invited to participate in the event   Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Audience questions will be compiled.   11:30 a.m. (meet & greet the candidates); Noon (panel discussion)   No cost to Foundation members and members of the press; but please RSVP to info@dfoc.com   There's a $30 charge for others. Please RSVP and pay via ActBlue! ; or if you'd rather pay by check or cash at the event, just RSVP to info@dfoc.com   Tickets: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/45thforum   Great Candidates *** Great food *** Great Opportunity   VOTE FOR DECENCY - VOTE DEMOCRATIC   Any recording requires prior approval by the Foundation   For additional information, contact Ariana Arestegui at info@dfoc.com or by calling (714)979-4436.

NEW Feb 28 Wednesday noon-2pm, Irvine: Lunch with League: Tracing the DNA of the American Charter School Movement @ Back Bay Conference Center, 3415 Michelson Dr,
Dr. Shane Goodridge, Professor in the School of Education at UCI will present information based on his research about the historical context of the charter school movement in the United States.   facebook.com/events/163242280970166

NEW Feb 28 Wednesday 6-8pm, Irvine: National Women's Political Caucus - OC: The Voice of Sojourner Truth @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
In honor of Black History Month, NWPC OC will celebrate Women in History with award winning actress, Winifred Elam, who will re-enact Sojourner Truth's speech "Ain't I a Woman?"


MARCH

New Mar 1 Thursday 6:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC - Meet the candidate 72nd. AD @ Greenbrook Clubhouse, 18222 Santa Joanana
Joel Lowenthal is a candidate for State Assembly in the 72nd. District. He is a business man, entrepreneur and father of three. "We owe it to our children, our communities and our state," he says. "to reject the partisan political gridlock and look for real solutions that will improve our schools, our environment, and our economy."

NEW Mar 2 Friday 3-5pm, Huntington Beach: Rally for Gunsense Throw Them Out - Stop the Violence @ Worthy Park, 1801 17th St
Our leaders have willfully traded our lives for money from the gun lobby. We cannot sit idly by and watch as our children are slaughtered due to the lack of common sense gun laws in this country! It's time to take to the streets, raise our voices, demand more from our NRA-bought Congress than thoughts and prayers. RSVP here: goo.gl/QUaFDo

NEW Mar 3 Saturday 10am-noon, Anaheim: Free Training: Immigration Relief for Victims of Crime @ Orange County Family Justice Ctr, 150 W Vermont
Chapman University's Betty and Wylie Aitken Family Protection Clinic will provide a training seminar for case managers, victim adocates and other service providers that may be working with immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or human trafficking. Please RSVP by emailing our Senior Clinic Assistant, Deisy Hernandez at dehernan@chapman.edu. Email names of staff/volunteers who will be attending from your agency. If you RSVP after 2/16, call 714/765-1579. Space is limited.

NEW Mar 3 Saturday 10am-1pm, Huntington Beach: Women's Rally @ Huntington Beach City Hall, 2000 Main St
Let's celebrate Women's History Month! Guest speakers including: California State University Fullerton Prof. Karyl Ketchum, Ocean View School District Clerk Gina Clayton-Tarvin, and HB City Council Candidate Shayna Lathus.

NEW Mar 5 Monday 6-8pm, Fullerton: College Democrats of California State Univ Fullerton: California CA 39 Democratic Candidates Forum @ Titan Theater, Titan Student Union, 800 N State College Blvd
With the intention of drawing attention to the primaries in June and midterm elections in November, the College Democrats of CSUF have decided to host our own candidates forum for Congressional District 39! The plan is to address issues that are important to students, as well as those in the community. We have a wide variety of Democratic candidates to choose from, and we are very eager to have them at Cal State Fullerton to answer some questions. Confirmed candidates include: Gil Cisneros for Congress; Phil Janowicz for Congress; Jay Chen for Congress; Sam Jammal For Congress; Dr. Mai Khanh Tran for Congress. Logistics of the night: Right next to the Titan Student Union is the State College Parking Structure (SCPS) which is the parking structure designated for event parking. Parking is free all day Saturday. Questions asked during the forum will come from CSUF College Democrats members, students, and those in attendance. Please submit questions to csufdemocrats@gmail.com. The event is free, but we encourage donations to the College Democrats of CSUF to pay the Titan Student Union for letting us host the event. We will not be allowed to take cash that night, but we have a venmo (@CollegeDemocrats-CSUF) and take checks.If you have any questions, the point of contact is: Andrea Guzman, President of College Democrats of CSUF anguuzmann@gmail.com

NEW Mar 5 Monday 7-8:30pm, Brea: People for Housing OC: Housing the Future: A Conversation Among Advocates @ Brea Congregational Church-United Church of Christ, 300 E. Imperial Hwy
Housing the Future: Join us for our second conversation among advocates for homelessness, housing affordability, and environmental sustainability. We will share updates on our progress and identify ways we can advance our common goals: Building Affordable and Sustainable Communities.

NEW Mar 6 Tuesday 7-9pm, Irvine: CA-48 Congressional Debate Series: Immigration & Foreign Policy @ UC Irvine Crystal Cove Auditorium, UC Irvine Student Center A311 Student Center
Join us for the second debate event in the California 48th District Congressional Debate Series with a focus on Immigration and Foreign Policy. Indivisible OC 48 is be partnering with the American Civil Liberties Union of Orange County, UCI DREAM Center, UCI Community Resilience Projects, and UCI International Studies Program, in collaboration with the UCI Cross-Cultural Center and the event will be moderated by Andrea Bird-Steiner of the Bird Law Group. Invited candidates include (in order of Voter Support Score): Harley Rouda, Hans Keirstead, Omar Saddiqui, Laura Oatman. Congressman Rorhrabacher has been invited, but if he does not attend, Michael Kotick will be the 5th candidate to participate.   Help us continue to make these event free to all by donating at youcaring.com/48debates   Get your tickets at indivisibleoc48.eventbrite .com   All tickets to this event are free, but if you like the work we're doing and would like to support us, please feel free reserve one of our "Champion" Tickets, and donate the amount of your choosing. For more details:   facebook.com/events/253905375148750

NEW Mar 10 Saturday 5-8pm, Irvine: Women's Journey Foundation: 2nd Annual Making HERstory Event @ Women's Journey Foundation, 3400 Michelson Dr
In honor of Women's History Month, this event will recognize and honor the contributions of women in history and women of today. The Women's Journey Foundation will host a dinner, awards ceremony, musical entertainment, fashion show of the ages and a talk show featuring women in US History. This event is designed to educate, entertain and engage attendees of all ages. Buy tickets here. For more info, contact us at info@womensjourneyfoundation.org   or call 877-657-8464

NEW Mar 12 Monday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Indivisible CA39 Member's Meeting @ Fullerton Community Center, 340 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Doors open at 6:30 PM.   This is a general meeting for all members.   Details TBD   A $5 donation to help pay for the cost of the Community Center room is appreciated.

NEW Mar 17 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church & State-OC Chapter: Dannie Casena, LGBT OC Center-Trans Rights & the Law @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Dannie Casena is the Transitions Services Coordinator at LGBT Center OC. He has worked with non-profits for 10 years in program development and advocacy and a member of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health and his goal is to education the medical industry on the health care discrepancies faced by the transgender community. He has strengthened the Transitions Health Program by developing affirming programs for youth and adults in schools, medical centers and the workforce. He has orchestrated a proactive committee of volunteers who plan events, educate businesses and mentor Trans* youth. He is a frequent speaker on trans rights and the law and has won several awards for his work.

NEW Mar 24 Saturday 8:30am-3pm, Santa Ana: LGBT Center OC: OC LGBTQ Youth Convening 2018 @ Spurgeon Intermediate, 2701 W 5th St
The OC LGBTQ Youth Convening is a day long conference organized by Youth Leaders from Youth Empowered to Act (YETA). We have a full day of workshops, presenters, resources and tools to help everyone create safe, affirming and inclusive spaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth in Orange County. This event is FREE and registration is now open More info on speakers and presenters coming soon! Tickets available here,

New Mar 24 Saturday 9:30am-1:30pm, Santa Ana: Women For: 33rd Orange County 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, fifty plus organizations and advocacy groups present information regarding some of today's most vital issues, including education, health care, human and civil rights and the environment. Attendees visit participants' tables and then voice their opinions by generating letters and postcards to government and corporate decision-makers in the hopes of bringing about positive change. At our last Write-In in January 2017, we had almost700 attendees and sent out over 4400 individual mailings. Participating organizations are asked to reservice their tables by Jan 19. This year, we will have an early-bird booth registration fee of $50, which will increase to $60 after January 31. Please send a check for the appropriate amount, payable to Women For: Orange County, to Felicity Figueroa at 36 Blazing Star, Irvine, CA 92604. As you are aware, we fill up quickly. If your organization would like to participate, but cannot pay until a later date, please let us know before the deadline above. We can usually make some arrangement, but we do need to know if you are planning to attend. If you have questions, please contact Felicity Figueroa 949/733-0850 or felicitynf@aol.com if you have any questions. www.womenfororangecounty.org eventbrite.com/e/33rd-annual-great-american-write-in-registration-42648170827

NEW Mar 24 Saturday 10am-noon, Irvine: "Nevertheless, She Persisted" Women's History Month Breakfast 2018 @ Oak Creek Golf Club, 1 Golf Club Dr
Join Democratic women across Orange County to honor women in politics and government who stand strong for our values. Early bird tickets $35 through March 10. Hosted by Democratic Party of OC, Democratic Women of South OC, and Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club. Tickets & Info: https://secure.actblue. com/donate/womenshistory2018. To purchase a table of 12, please contact Caryn Puma at Caryn@OCDemocrats.org or call (714) 634-3367. To purchase by check, please make check payable to: Democratic Party of OC and mail to: DPOC, 1916 W Chapman Ave, Orange CA 92868

NEW Mar 24 Saturday 2-5pm, Santa Ana: March For Our Lives @ Delhi Park, 730 E Warner
Save The Date! The kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today. https://www.marchforourlives.com/  In OC, we will be marching in solidarity with them immediately following the Great American Write-In

NEW Mar 24 Saturday 3-10pm, Anaheim: The Decolonizing Mental Health Festival @ 10841 Garza
LA and OC counties coming together in unity for a day of mental health workshops and entertainment. Our native youth have the highest amount of suicide deaths than any other ethnic group. Our goal is to raise awareness about mental illnesses in our communities and link our people to the resources that best fit their mental and spiritual needs. MC for the event is Cihuatl Tecolotl. Program includes Live Bands, Mental Health Workshops, Guest Speakers, Spoken Word, Indigenous Vendors, Tacos Tacos Tacos, Resource booths. For more information or to find out how you can be a vendor connect with Michelle Castillo (562) 533-0373 micheg13@gmail.com or Roberto Chaparro at (818)522-6007 email: MaiiMusicandArtCenter@gmail.com.

NEW Mar 29 Thursday 5:30-8:30pm, Anaheim: OC Labor Federation: 18th Annual Solidarity Leadership Awards Dinner @ Anaheim Conventin Ctr, 800 W Katella
For more information, call George Doctorian at 714.385.1534 and visit http://www.events.org/cpage.aspx?e=114497

NEW Mar 29 Thursday 6-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Know Hate in the LGBTQ Community @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St
Join the LGBT Center OC and the OC Human Relations Commission to learn about and discuss hate in the LGBTQ community. What does hate look like in our community? How can we understand hate and respond as a community to hateful speech and actions? Engage in a real discussion of how bias, prejudice and hate manifest in the LGBTQ community. Learn about hate crimes, hate incidents and reporting. Explore ways we can denounce ALL acts of hate in the LGBTQ community. Pizza and drinks provided! Let's work together to know, understand and change hate in the LGBTQ community.Questions: Contact Laura Kanter at the LGBT Center OC 714-953-5428 x206. Register here.


REPEATING EVENTS

O. C. Catholic Worker - Volunteer Schedule occatholicworker.org

Mondays, 7:30am, Laguna Hills: Neighborhood Democratic Discussion Group at Starbucks Coffee, 25630 Alicia Parkway, across from Laguna Hills High School.

Tuesdays, 4-5pm, Tustin Stand in Peace Tustin Common Ground (embracehumanity.com) is a spiritual community in the City of Tustin. Each Tuesday afternoon from 4 to 5 PM, several members come together at the intersection of Prospect Ave and Irvine Blvd (northwest corner) to hold signs that read "Imagine Peace". Carol Marshall 714-961-5439 camarshall7@sbcglobal.net meetup.com/common-ground-spiritual-center/calendar/vvbknypcbhc

(3rd Tuesday), 5:30-7 pm, Orange:  Bring our troops home protest, sponsored by MFSO at the Traffic Circle in Old Towne Orange. Bring an anti-war sign and wear pink or black!

[Canceled] (2nd & 4th Tuesdays) 6:30 PM, Fullerton:  Drinking Liberally (drinkingliberally.org) Drinking Liberally meets at Table Ten in Fullerton, 124 W. Commonwealth Ave. in the SoCo District (Harbor/Commonwealth). We begin around 6:30pm. Our location is just one block from the Fullerton Transportation Center so you can take the bus or the train. We are on the patio in warm weather or front bar in cold weather. $6.00 burgers every Tuesday and a few specials just for us. It is time to rouse the North! Contact: orangecounty@drinkingliberally.org or (714) 955-7765

(4th Tuesdays) 6:30-8:30pm, Locations Vary (usually Tustin):  National Women's Political Caucus of OC monthly meeting This is a pot luck; please bring a dish to share with 4-6 people. Guest speakers each month. Please visit nwpcoc.org/calendar for location, meeting details, and to RSVP.

Tuesdays, 7pm, Santa Ana Junta de Voluntarios/Volunteer Meeting El Centro Cultural de México, 313 N. Birch Street 837 N Ross St, Santa Ana, CA 92701 elcentroculturaldemexico.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(2nd Wednesday), 7-10pm, Santa Ana: CopWatch Santa Ana General Meeting/Community Forum El Centro Cultural de México, 313 N. Birch St. 837 N. Ross St.
You are invited to come participate in direct-action based barrio organizing against the police state. Every 2nd wed. of the month at 7pm.   Professional childcare will be provided.   Agents of the state including the Santa Ana Police Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement are NOT welcomed.

(Usually 4th Wednesday), 7 pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC Green Valley Adult Clubhouse (in the Green Valley neighborhood, south of Mile Square Park, off Warner Ave.),17250 Los Jardines West, Fountain Valley
Doors open at 6:30PM, program begins at 7:00 PM (speaker would start about 7:20 PM and speak until 8:30 PM, according to speaker's wishes with time for Q & A). check website for holiday and summer schedule and special events. DemClubofWestOC.org

Thursdays, 7:30-10:30 am, Santa Ana:  Los Amigos de Santa Ana, a progressive networking group, meets at Mariscos Zamora Restaurant 3701 W. McFadden Ave, #H, Santa Ana, 92704, (714)650-9287

(1st & 3rd Thursdays), 6:30-8:30 PM, Irvine:  pints and politics are suspended momentarily while we look for a new location. destiny@club48democrats.com

(1st Thursday), 6-9PM, Fullerton:  Democrats of North Orange County (DNOC), Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, Dinner at 6, Meeting begins at 7. Contact: Pete Anderson, President petedem04@gmail.com

(1st Thursday) 7-9 PM, Whittier Whittier Area Peace & Justice Coalition Movie Night
St. Matthias Episcopal Church - Chase Room, 7056 Washington Avenue, Whittier, CA 90602
1st Thurs-Movie night; 2nd Thurs-Steering Committee; 3rd Thurs "Teach in" meeting - Peace and Justice Work whittierpeace.org

Suspended (3rd Thursday), 7pm, Progressive Network Conference Call Third Thursday, every month 7 PM. To listen in to announcements , plans, and requests for help from other progressive in OC, call 949-954-3015 and enter 57169 when prompted for a pin number. These calls are open to the public, so you can also participate by registering with Calliflower.com and searching for the Progressive Network OC Monthly Call. To present information about your event, organization, or issue, you must be a registered user at Calliflower.com. For more information email lindamay@ocequality.com

4th Thursdays 6:30pm - if you wish to speak, please arrive by 6:15 to fill out a speaker's form, Irvine Green Ribbon Committee meeting 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine

Thursdays 8-11 PM, Costa Mesa:  Drag Show Fun Raiser Potatoe Skins & Platform Shoes - Party with a Purpose
Durty Nelly's Irish Pub 2915 Red Hill Ave Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Every Thursday, starting August 27th, "Durty Nelly's" is hosting a fundraiser for various charities in OC. Admittance is $10 which includes the show. Come enjoy yourself and support our Community! Durty Nelly's Irish Pub 2915 Redhill Ave. Costa Mesa

1st & 3rd Thursdays 8:30 PM, Santa Ana Drinking Liberally (drinkingliberally.org) a no-agenda social club for local progressives, meets at Bistro 400, 400 W, 4th St (Parking on Birch) Contact: orangecounty@drinkingliberally.org or (714) 955-7765

(2 Thursdays) 6:30 PM, Huntington Beach Drinking Liberally (drinkingliberally.org) King's Fish House, 7691 Edinger Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Contact: Louise Stewardson 714-356-6559 HuntingtonBeachg@drinkingliberally.org Jut a reminder that we are back to our "normal" 2nd Thursday of each month. Next get-together is March 14th. See you then, Tim and Susan

(2nd Thursday) 7-9PM, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats Meeting
Bistro 400 400 W. 4th Street Santa Ana, CA 92701 OCYD.net

Thursdays 7 PM, Rancho Santa Margarita Drinking Liberally (drinkingliberally.org), a no-agenda social club for local progressives, meets at Canyon Fireside Grille 22312 El Paseo Rancho Santa Margarita California 92688 Contact: rsm@drinkingliberally.org.

Fridays 7:30am, Huntington Beach: Informal "Blue HB" Coffeeklatch at Natale's Cafe, 7251 Warner, between Gothard & Goldenwest. Contact: Vern Nelson 724-235-VERN

Fridays 8 am, San Juan Capistrano:  Informal discussion of local issues at Playhouse San Juan

(2nd Friday) 6:30pm, Anaheim: Potluck for Progressives. Sponsored by the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim CA 92805. uuanaheim.org

(1st Friday) 7:30pm, Huntington Beach: OC Nation Group meets at the home of a member in Newport Beach for a two-hour discussion on current political and social topics. There is often a guest speaker limited to 20 minutes and an extended Q&A session. Contact: Allan Beek +1 (949) 645-1419 abeek@flash.net

Fridays 7:30-9pm, Santa Ana: Did you know that a new Transgender Support Group is forming at Church of the Foothills? The group will be meeting on the third Friday of the Month, from 7:30-9:00 PM in the Sr. High Room. Called "TG Rainbow", this all inclusive transgender support group will be holding their first meeting will be Friday, July 16. For more information about the group go to www.mach25media.com/tgr.html or contact Michelle Evans at mach25@sbcglobal.net or 949-770-0702.

(1st & 3rd Fridays) 5-6pm Costa Mesa: Women In Black Harbor and Newport, Costa Mesa, CA Women in Black is a world wide peace group. We protest silently, wearing all black and holding signs.

Fridays 56pm Costa Mesa: Street corner protest against Colonial Occupation from Iraq to Palestine to Haiti at the corner of Bristol and Anton across from the South Coast Plaza Contact: Chuck Anderson, quetzalcoatl38@aol.com, (714) 956-5037

Fridays 5:30pm, Santa Ana: OC DREAM Team Coalition Meeting (istillhaveadream.org) Centro Cultural de México 313 N. Birch Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701 Santa Ana, CA 92701 Contact: Minerva S. Gómez (714) 376-8065

(1st Friday) 7:30pm, Newport Beach: OC Nation Group meets on the First Friday of every month at 7:30pm at the home of a member for two hours of discussion of current political or social topics. Often there is a guest speaker. We limit speakers to 20 minutes because we want to have an extended question and answer session and expound our own opinions.   Contact:   Allan Beek 949.645.1419 abeek@flash.net

(2nd Friday of the month) 6:45pm, Anaheim: Program for Progressives. Networking from 6:45pm to 7:15pm. Program begins at 7:15pm. Sponsored by the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim CA 92805. Networking begins at 6:45pm, featured presentation at 7:15pm. For more information, please visit our website at uuanaheim.org

(Last Friday of the month) 7pm, Anaheim - UUCA Interweave, a gay/straight alliance which supports and addresses the needs and concerns of LGBT people, welcomes you to a potluck dinner and meeting held on the last Friday of the month at 7pm. UUCA Interweave is affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim CA 92805. For more information please visit the church website at uuanaheim.org, email uucainterweave@gmail.com, or follow us on Facebook.

[Canceled] Saturdays, 9-11am, IrvineWeekly Democratic Kaffee-Klatch I am suspending, until further notice, our Kaffee-Klatch. We have been meeting continuously since January 3, 2009, but there is little interest in political discussion for discussion's sake, so I'm not going to be there in the future. If there are at least four people who would like to continue, let me know, and we can see about resuming. Sharon Toji 9499296512 htoji@cox.net

Saturdays, 9am-2pm, IrvineOC Green Market OC's First Eco-friendly Open Air Market! is located on the beautiful Irvine Valley College Campus, 5500 Irvine Center Dr. and is open every Saturday from 9am - 2pm - rain or shine. Admission is free.   IVC policy requires that every parked car has a valid single use parking permit. A single use parking permit costs $2 per day. Cars not displaying a valid permit will receive a citation beginning at $20. Permit dispensers are located near parking lots #3 & #5. Signs will be posted.   For questions, comments or more information please email info@ocgreenmarket.com or call 714 717 4424.   ocgreenmarket.com

Saturdays, 9:30-11:30am, OrangeConnecting Communication Event the LGBT Center in OC will host a Connecting Communication/Nonviolent Communication Practice Group
1605 N. Spurgeon St. Santa Ana, CA 92701 Please email David Esch to sign up davidbrianesch@gmail.com thecenteroc.org Peace and Equality will not happen without connection--learn why and how.

(2st Saturday), 10am-noon, Irvine: OC Peace Coalition General Meeting @ the new Friends meeting house, 2091 Business Center Dr, Suite 100, Irvine 92612 ocpeace.org

Saturdays 10am-2pm, Irvine Neighborhood Organizing with DGI @ 58 Costero Aisle
We are reaching out to fellow Democratic voters in the Irvine community to organize and engage them in Democratic politics. To flip Irvine blue in 2018 and beyond, we need to activate as many Democratic voters as possible, and every Saturday is an opportunity for you to join DGI Neighborhood Organizers and canvass neighborhood in Irvine.   - Text/call: (949) 683-9852 for directions.   - Please park in the uncovered areas.   Remember to bring your bag/backpack, hat, bottled water, sunscreen, clipboard, pen, charged up cell phone/device, and comfortable walking clothing/shoes. Wear a name badge/label, and if you have some Democratic Party gear to wear - great!

[Canceled] 1st Saturday, 11am-12:30am, Laguna Woods: JOIN US FOR PEACE! Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods Village's Steering Committee voted to restart the People for Peace ad hoc committee. Monthly demonstrations for peace will take place on the First Saturday of every month, at the corner of El Toro & Valencia. Please call or email Margaret Pearlman margaretpearlma@yahoo.com for more information

Saturdays, 11am-1pm, Laguna BeachLaguna Beach Peace Vigil We meet every Saturday at Main Beach (PCH and Ocean Ave). Join the longest running peace vigil in the US. More info at https://www.facebook.com/LagunaBeachPeaceVigil

[Moved] (Last Saturday), 11am-12:30pm, Seal BeachSENIOR PATRIOTS FOR PEACE Demonstration moved to Last Wednesday

First Sundays, 9am-noon, Costa Mesa:  Habitat Restoration Program at Talbert Regional Park. Join the Banning Ranch Conservancy to meet new people, learn more about natural history, and contribute to the health of environment and community. There is no special knowledge or skill required. Tools, gloves and water are provided by OC Parks. For more information, or to sign up as a volunteer call 949/923-2275 or email cblack949@hotmail.com or unbic@ocpark.com.

Sundays, 9:45-10:45am, Anaheim:  Adult Forum. All adults are welcome to join a group discussion on topics of social and/or political interest, co-facilitated by Ruth Shapin and Edward Dunvan. Held at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805. Phone: (714)758-1050. uuanaheim.org For further information call the phone number above, or Ruth at 714-567-0188, or see the above website.

Sundays, 12-1pm, Huntington Beach:  Enough! Every Sunday from noon to 1pm,
Huntington Beach: At Main St. and PCH S/W corner For more info. Contact, Albert afitguy@excite.com Dorrine quitetherebel@hotmail.com theyoungturks.com/section/Enough dfalink.com/event.php?id=25376

Sundays, noon-2pm: AnaheimProtest Against Police Brutality Anaheim Police Department, 425 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, California 92805 We will be protesting on Sunday....Please come out and support us in our effort to bring awareness to the community in our effort to get justice!!! youtube.com/watch?v=MST4RhWdlMQ

Sundays, 3pm, Cerritos:  The newly formed Southeast L.A. chapter of Progressive Democrats of America will be meeting every Sunday at 3pm, starting April 17. Location: Starbucks at the Cerritos Towne Center, 12751 Towne Center Drive Suite N-3, Cerritos, CA 90703-8588.

Sundays, 3 pm, Santa Ana:  Santa Ana Food Not Bombs (foodnotbombs.net/california.html) meets every Sunday @ 3pm to share fresh and healthful vegan food with the community because food is a right, not a privilege. Our local picnic location is at Sasscer Park at Civic Center and Ross Street across from the Santa Ana Library. For information on volunteering, please come meet us in person and we will point you in the right direction for the following week. Thanks for your interest. Much love and solidarity. It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Food Not Bombs Santa Ana will be taking a hiatus due to lack of interest by volunteers. We have had 4 volunteers holding this group together for about a year now, and we just don't have the energy to do it alone. Many call outs, parties and requests for meetings have not been able to hold us up. Please feel free to message us and if interest returns we may be able to pass the torch to a new group of volunteers.   So, we will not be serving until further notice. The core volunteers that are left in this over 10 year old chapter are very sad to have this happen, but we don't have the time we used to. We have served faithfully together for lots of Sundays and thank everyone who came out to help.

Sundays, 7-8 pm, Huntington Beach:  "Visualize world peace, surf city style" at Main St. & Pacific Coast Highway,  Bring a covered candle just help hold up the banner (no signs please; the banner says it all!).  Contact: mtheriault@socal.rr.com.


Addresses

Clubhouse 1, 24232 Calle Aragon, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 2, 24112 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 3, 23822 Avenida Sevilla, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 5, 24262 Punta Alta, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 6, 5365 Algarrobo, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 7, 24111 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.

Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Avenue, Irvine, CA 92618   in the same parking lot as the Irvine Ranch Water District Offices. Turn in the driveway off of Sand Canyon as usual, but just after the island in the middle of the driveway ends, turn LEFT and park as far to the left of the new building as possible. The new Community meeting room is on the far left side of the new building The entrance is on the far left of the parking lot and "Community Meeting Room" is on the door.
Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 15 Riparian View, Irvine 92612 irwd.com/images/pdf/education/SJWS%20Map%20Aug%202012.pdf http://www.irwd.com/images/pdf/education/Marsh%20Campus%20Buildings%20Map.pdf
Irvine Ranch Water District neither supports nor endorses the cause nor activities of organizations which use the District's meeting rooms that are made available as a public service.

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

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

Centro Cultural de México   837 N. Ross St., Santa Ana, CA 92701   elcentroculturaldemexico.org
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southerncaliforniajp.wordpress.com/   So Cal Justice and Peace
la.indymedia.org/calendar   Los Angeles Independent Media Center
change-links.org   Change Links
icujp.org/calendar.shtml   Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace
coalitionforworldpeace.org/events.html   Coalition For World Peace
lbapn.org/lbapn-event-calendar   Long Beach Area Peace Network
sddemocrats.org/calendar.htm   San Diego County Democratic Party
http://orangecountydemocrats.com/calendar/   Democratic Party of OC
my.barackobama.com   OFA (Obama for America)
www.oc911truth.com/events/calendar/   OC 9/11 Truth
totalbuzz.freedomblogging.com/political-datebook   OC Register
calaction.org   CalAction
creec.edgateway.net/cs/creec9bp/cal/65   California Regional Environmental Education Community
bethecause.com/calendar   Be The Cause
prcsd.org/webcalendar/month.php   Peace Resource Center of San Diego
www.sarah4hope.org/SARAH4Hope/Community_Events.html   Spiritual And Religious Alliance For Hope
ocpeace.org/Antiwar%20Calendar%20for%20Orange%20County.html   OC Peace Coalition
ocpeace.org/calendar.html   OC Peace Coalition
au-oc.org/calendar.htm   Americans United for Separation of Church and State - OC
whittierpeace.org/calendar.htm   Whittier Peace and Justice Coalition
progressivechristiansuniting.org/events   Progressive Christians Uniting
ocice.org/events.html   OC Interfaith Coalition for the Environment
meetup.com/goinggreenorangecounty/calendar   Going GREEN in OC
cgpacs.uci.edu   The Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies
csjorange.org/justice-office/film-series   Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange
ocequality.ning.com/events   OC Equality Coalition
nowoc.org/e107_plugins/calendar_menu/calendar.php   OC NOW
orangecoast.ca.lwvnet.org/calendar.html   League of Women Voters of Orange Coast
lwvcba.org/calendar.html   League of Women Voters of the Capistrano Bay Area
ocvoice.wordpress.com/calendar-listings   Orange Coast Voice calendar
pdamerica.org/events/calendar   Progressive Democrats of America
peacebuttons.info/E-News/thisweek.htm   This Week in History
laprogressive.com/progressive-events-in-los-angeles   Dick & Sharon's LA Progressive
officeoftheamericas.org/peace_calendar.html   Office of the Americas | Campaigns | Peace Calendar
lagunawoodsvillage.com/article.cfm?id=3198   Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods Village
goodhappens.org/events   Center for Living Peace
activistsandiego.org/event   Activist San Diego
actionla.org   Action LA Network
http://72ndada.com/eventcalendar.asp   72nd ADA Meeting And Event Schedule
occupy-oc.org/calendar   Occupy OC (Irvine/Fullerton/Huntington Beach)
tinyurl.com/7x9waou   OCcupy Santa Ana
ocmdc.org/calendar   OC May Day Coalition
transitionlaguna.org/events   Transition Laguna Beach
www.eventslaguna.com/LBDC.aspx   Laguna Beach Democratic Club
calendar.www.thecenteroc.org   The Center OC
meetup.com/The-Left-Bank-of-Orange-County/events/calendar   The Left Bank of OC
rileybecky1.com   Greater Irvine Committee on Gun Violence Reduction
lgbtcenteroc.org/calendar   LGBT Center OC
af3irm.org/af3irm/events   af3irm OC
greenpartyoc.wordpress.com/coming-events   Green Party of OC
socprogressives.com/events-3   Progressives of South OC
www.una-oc.org/programs.html   United Nations Association of OC
calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=87ed6gn0uiru9olkgb6e9e4s7c%40group.calendar.google.com   Refuse Fascism LA Event Calendar summerofthepeople.org/events   Housing is a Human Right OC, a coalition of organizations and individuals working together to achieve supportive, affordable, and permanent housing for homeless individuals
indivisibleca39.org/eventscalendar   Indivisible CA39 - Our mission is to organize CA Congressional District 39 constituents, to defend ourselves from actions taken by Donald Trump and his administration.

ADDITIONAL NOTICES

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hope to see some of you there!

Respect,

Christian

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