Weekly Orange County Progressive


Monday January 16, 2017     Issue No. 669


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DECEMBER

new Dec 1 Thursday 5-7pm, Orange: Interactive Training on Nonviolent Protest and De-Escalation

Dec 1 Thursday 7-9:30pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace & Justice Coalition screening of "All Things Must Pass"

Dec 3 Saturday 11am-1pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats and South OC Democratic Club Host 2016 Richard O'Neill Holiday Brunch

new Dec 3 Saturday 11:50am-2:50pm, Santa Ana: Stand with Standing Rock, No DAPL

new Dec 3 Saturday noon-4pm, Santa Ana: Really Free Market and Community Meeting

new Dec 3 Saturday 1-3pm, Garden Grove: From the Back of the Bus to the Front of the Prison

Dec 3 Saturday 2:30-5:30pm, Santa Ana: Naui's 10 Year anniversary of doing YouTube videos (nauiocelotl)

Dec 3 Saturday 3-5pm, Orange: Progressive and Justice Action of OC

Dec 3 Saturday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: Scott Keltic Knot Album Release Party and Community Forum

new Dec 4 (1st Sunday) 7:30am-4pm, Huntington Beach: Arlington West Memorial

Dec 4 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC Meeting & Birthday Potluck

new Dec 4 Sunday 3-5pm, Irvine: NLG Legal Observer Training

Dec 4 Sunday 4-6pm, Santa Ana: OC Town Hall for Solidarity

new Dec 4 Sunday 5-8:30pm, Fullerton: After Spring: Film Screening

Dec 4 Sunday 6pm, Fountain Valley: The Democratic Club of West OC Holiday Gala with California State Controller Betty T. Yee (Keynote Speaker)

new Dec 6 Tuesday 5-8pm, Santa Ana: Santa Ana City Council Meeting: Community Land in Community Hands/ICE Free Santa Ana

new Dec 6 Tuesday 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: OC for Climate Action meeting

Dec 7 Wednesday 6-9pm, Tustin: OC NOW Annual End of the Year Party & Fundraiser

[Postponed] Dec 7 Wednesday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America - OC Regular Meeting Postponed to Feb. 1, 2017

new Dec 8 Thursday 5-6:30pm, Huntington Beach: ExperTalk Series

Dec 8 Thursday 6-9pm, Tustin: National Women's Political Caucus Orange County Annual Holiday Party and Courage to Run Awards

Dec 8 Thursday 7-10pm, Brea/Mission Viejo/Newport Beach/San Clemente: Years of Living Dangerously watch parties

new Dec 9 Friday 12:30-4:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Court Watch: Call for Accountability & Transparency

new Dec 9 Friday 6-9pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd Assembly District Alliance (ADA) Democratic Club's Annual Holiday Party

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

new Dec 11 Sunday 10:30am-1:30pm, Irvine: Amnesty International Write for Rights

new Dec 11 Sunday 4-5:30pm, Costa Mesa: Never Forget Sandy Hook and Victims of Gun Violence

Dec 11 Sunday 6:30-9:30pm, Santa Ana: The 2016 Clinton Awards with Orange County Young Democrats

new Dec 12 Monday noon-3pm, Costa Mesa: Protect Free Speech Rally OC, Solidarity w Olga Cox

new Dec 13 Tuesday 5:30pm, Capistrano Beach: Progressives of South Orange County Holiday Party

new Dec 14 Wednesday 3pm, Huntington Beach: State Lands Commission (SLC) Meeting on Proposed Poseidon Resources Seawater Desalination Factory

new Dec 14 Wednesday 5-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Candelight Vigil for Aleppo

new Dec 14 Wednesday 7-8:30pm, Irvine: Distinctive Voices: A Climate for Change with Katharine Hayhoe

new Dec 15 Thursday 4-5pm, Newport Beach: Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises

new Dec 17 Saturday 11am-1pm, Santa Ana: Asamblea-#AltoTrump!

new Dec 17 Saturday 2:30-5:30pm, Anaheim: Stop Donald Trump's anti-Muslim racist agenda

new Dec 17 Saturday 5-8pm, Anaheim: OCCCO's End of the Year Holiday Celebration

new Dec 18 Sunday 1-4pm, Costa Mesa: Stand 4 Aleppo

new Dec 18 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine Holiday Potluck Party

new Dec 18 Sunday 4:30-7:30pm, Irvine: Candlelight Vigil to Defend Democracy

new Dec 19 Monday 5:30-9pm, Santa Ana: SABHC End of Year Celebration

new Dec 19 Monday 6-8:30pm, San Clemente: Holiday Feel the Love Mixer

new Dec 20 Tuesday 4-9pm, Santa Ana: ICE Free Santa Ana: City Council Meeting

new Dec 20 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousins Club Meeting Will Remember Co-Founder Ted Shapin's Life and Contributions

new Dec 21 Wednesday, 4:30-7pm, Anaheim: National Homeless Person's Memorial Day

new Dec 21 Wednesday, 7-10pm, Anaheim: Report Back From Standing Rock

new Dec 27 Tuesday 5-7pm, Santa Ana: The Black Lives Matter Movement: A Discussion Group Series

New Dec 28 Wednesday 6pm, Irvine: PDA OC Chapter General Meeting

New Dec 28 Wednesday 7pm, Irvine: Coordinating the Trump Resistance


2017

JANUARY

New Jan 5 Thursday 7pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace and Justice Coalition Free Movie Night Education Inc., How Money and Politics Are Changing Our Schools

New Jan 5 Thursday 7pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC meeting with Guest Speaker, Katherine Spillar, Executive Editor of Ms. Magazine

New Jan 7 Saturday 9:30-noon Buena Park, 10am-noon Orange, 10:30-12:30pm Irvine, 12:30-2:30pm Long Beach/San Clemente, 1-3pm Anaheim, 3-5pm Huntington Beach: California Democratic Party State Central Committee and Executive Board Assembly District Election Meetings

New Jan 8 Sunday 7:30am-4pm, Huntington Beach: Arlington West Memorial

New Jan 8 Sunday 2-3pm, Garden Grove: Green Party of OC: workshop on climate change

New Jan 10 Tuesday 7am-4pm, Orange: Teamsters Local 2010 Strike

New Jan 11 Wednesday 5-6:30pm, Irvine: MEChA de UCI

New Jan 12 Thursday 6-8pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America - OC Organizing Meeting

new Jan 14 Saturday 9:30-noon Corona del Mar/Long Beach/Mission Viejo, 10am-noon Brea: Monthly Meeting of Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL)

New Jan 14-16 Saturday noon-5pm, Sunday 4-6pm, Monday 9am-2pm, Santa Ana: 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend Celebration

New Jan 14 Saturday, 2-4pm, Anaheim: Emergency Action For Nuclear Waste

New Jan 14 Saturday, 3-4:30pm, Santa Ana: O.C. SPUSA January Meeting

New Jan 14 Saturday, 3-5pm, Santa Ana: Legal Observer Training

New Jan 15 Sunday noon-4pm, Anaheim: Really Really Free Market

New Jan 15 Sunday 1-3pm, Costa Mesa: Our First Stand: Save Health Care & Social Security

New Jan 15 Sunday 2pm, Newport Beach: Children of Palestine: A settler Colonial Perspective

New Jan 15 Sunday 2:30-4:15pm, Irvine: Rally to Save Healthcare

New Jan 15 Sunday 3-5pm, Tustin: Sierra Club Angeles Chapter Climate Change Committee meeting

New Jan 15 Sunday 4:30pm, Garden Grove: Community Meeting to Resist Trump

NEW Jan 15 Sunday 4:30pm, Laguna Beach: Sunset Candelight Vigil To Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

new Jan 15 Sunday 4:30-6:30pm, Irvine: Meetup to Coordinate our Resistance to the Trump Administration

New Jan 15 Sunday 4:30-6:30pm, Tustin: Together We Will, OC

New Jan 16 Monday 5-8pm, Fullerton: Know Your Rights Forum

New Jan 16 Monday 5:30-7:30pm, Anahim: Pre-inaguration VIGIL Honoring Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

New Jan 17 Tuesday 4-8pm, Santa Ana: Final Vote: Sanctuary City

New Jan 17 Tuesday 5pm, Santa Ana: documentary film examining the Black Power Movement

New Jan 17 Tuesday 6pm, Huntington Beach: Join OakView ComUNIDAD for the Huntington Beach City Council Meet

NEW Jan 17 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats monthly meeting

New Jan 17 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousins Club of OC - What does the future hold for Israel and Palestine?

New Jan 18 Wednesday 11:45am-1:30pm, Irvine: Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council Luncheon - current status of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)

New Jan 18 Wednesday 6pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club General Meeting - Special Guest Dan Jacobson

New Jan 19 Thursday 6:30-9pm, Santa Ana: Resilience Rising: A Community Celebration

NEW Jan 20 Friday 7:30-11am, Anahim: Inauguration Watch Breakfast: A Gathering to Learn & Organize

New Jan 20 Friday noon-3pm, Irvine: UC Irvine Walkout & March

NEW Jan 20 Friday noon-1pm, Anahim/Irvine: Inauguration Day - PCU Prays with Muslim Neighbors

New Jan 20 Friday 5-8pm, Santa Ana: Inauguration Vigil for Human Rights: OC Rise

NEW Jan 20 Friday 7pm, Huntington Beach: Review the Indivisible Guide and Discuss

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

new Jan 21 Saturday 9am-1pm, Santa Ana: Women's March on Washington - OC

NEW Jan 21 Saturday 10am-noon, Laguna Beach: Women's March

New Jan 21 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: AU-OC Presents Susan Johnston & Steph Campbell End of Life Option Act - Its Implementation & Why It Is an Issue for the Separation of Church & State

New Jan 21 Saturday 2-10:30pm, Santa Ana: SEEDS

New Jan 22 Sunday 12:30pm, Irvine: Before the Flood Movie

New Jan 22 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine January Meeting (New Board Election)

New Jan 22 Sunday 6-7:30pm, Orange: Roe vs Wade Rally with OC NOW

NEW Jan 23 Monday 4-6pm, Anaheim: The People's Homeless Task Force

New Jan 24-26, Tuesday-Thursday, 6pm, Irvine: Peace & Justice Week Re-Imagining Justice

NEW Jan 24 Tuesday 6pm, Irvine: PDA OC Chapter General Meeting

NEW Jan 24 Tuesday 7pm, Tustin: Resistance Meet Up

New Jan 28 Saturday 4:30-9am, countywide: Point-in-Time Count & Survey

New Jan 28 Saturday 3-4:30pm, Santa Ana: Standing Rock Testimony - Sacred Action

NEW Jan 31 Tuesday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE) Clergy & Community Gathering

FEBRUARY

NEW Feb 1 Wednesday 5-7pm, Fullerton: Community Courtwatch Presentation

NEW Feb 1 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC Regular Meeting

NEW Feb 18-19 Saturday-Sunday 8:30am-5pm, Santa Ana: UndocuYouth Rise Up Conference

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

MARCH

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


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AUGUST Hide

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 20 Saturday 10am-12noon, Westminster: OC Peace Coalition Meeting @ Spires Restaurant, 13030 Goldenwest St.
Anyone interested in educating, organizing and changing US foreign policies promoting illegal invasions and occupations, as well as stopping the militarization of the U.S. (High School Military Recruitment, the brutal treatment of undocumented workers, and the criminalization of youth, especially those of color). We do not support any specific party but do support anyone who is working for Peace and Justice. Breakfast and Coffee available! Bring your ideas and enthusiasm! ocpeace.org. From 22 fwy: Exit at Goldenwest St. Go south on Goldenwest just past the freeway. Spires is on the East side of Goldenwest right at the first corner south of the freeway. From 405: Exit Goldenwest Street. Go notrth to the last corner before the 22 fwy and turn into the parking lot.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 4 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party Meeting @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
The GPOC County Council meeting will immediately follow the General Meeting. All attendees are welcome to stay and view the business aspects of running the Green Party during the County Council meeting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 25 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine Club Meeting with Fiona Ma, Chair of the California State Board of Equalization @ 2575 McCabe Way
She will discuss "How To Create Thriving Opportunities for Small Businesses." Free too paid members; $10 for non-members.

Sep 27 Tuesday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: CLUE Clergy & Community Gathering @ Templo Calvario 2601 W 5th St.
Please join us for a time of conversation about the economic justice issues that our communities are facing and how together, we can bring transformation.   Please RSVP to sortega@cluejustice.org

Sep 27-29 Tuesday-Thursday 5-9pm, Garden Grove: WELead OC Political/Campaign Volunteer Training for Young Women @ Unite HERE Local 11 O.C. Office, 13252 Garden Grove Blvd #200. The program is exclusively for girls in 11th & 12th grades and young women enrolled in OC community colleges, colleges and universities and who want to volunteer with local OC Campaigns. Sign up @ https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScVH7PVsXZpdMYdq0T2EsCx6xszpB1_tUaOXLk9bVK0ACDENA/viewform . For info, contact hinkskaren@gmail.com; 714/615-2741.

Sep 27 Tuesday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club Meeting @ Downtown Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Ave.
Focus will be on local ballot measures, current slate of endorsed candidates and updates on Costa Mesa issues and events. See agenda at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DEUNHq4PaRBE03Y0xVSKNn6zM9-RRkwS1WYnDhLZLKI/pub Annual club dues are $20. Please join us to help turn Cosa Mesa Blue!

Sep 27 (last Tuesday) 7:15-9pm, Irvine: Amnesty International group 178 meeting @ Irvine United Congregational Church, Plumer Hall, 4915 Alton Parkway
aiusaoc.org/irvine/meetings.html Group Meeting - writing letters for current human rights cases and event planning.   We will take action on the latest AI cases and also meet the new Amnesty International Field Organizer for our region.

Sep 28 Wednesday 12:30-7pm, Irvine: Voicing opposition on AB 2844 @ UCI Cross Cultural Center, 103 Gateway
UPDATE: ***We have just received news that Gov Brown signed AB2488. In this case, we are changing the purpose of our phonebanking session from asking to veto the bill to voicing our disappointment at his decision to sign the bill.*** To learn more about the bill, check out this LA Times article: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-bds-bill-20160630-snap-story.html

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

Sep 29 Thursday 5:30-8pm, Irvine: Irvine Chamber Candidate Forum UCI Student Center Pacific Ballroom D.
Free admission. Meet Irvine City Council and Mayor Candidates. Please register @ dev.irvinechamber.com.

Sep 29 Thursday 6pm, Irvine: PDA Orange County Chapter General Meeting @ 9 Sunset River.
INTROS - Your Take: What is the state of the Progressive Movement?!!!   NATIONAL "Change Makes Change!" "PDA 101" Chapters, IOT's, SC's, PeopleDemandAction 501(c)(4)   EDUC CONGRESS LETTER DROP/PDA ROUNDTABLE: Debrief www.YouTube.com   IOTs {EWO, HCHR, SGW, ECR, CFTE, ESJ} Working Grps {ERA, EMI), Virtual Phonebank- MikeFox@pdamerica.org - reports   www.pdamerica.org, www.peopledemaningaction.org, Facebook, Twitter, Periscope...   Campaigns: #StopTPP, ColoradoCare, Candidates-post primaries   Reports: Winslow Group, coalition partners (eg. NNU, OurRevolution)   REGIONAL: Debrief - CDP, Prog Caucus, Candidates, Ballot Measures 18 including Drug Price Reg, Citizens United, Death Penalty, Marijuana, Ammunition, Plastic Bags, Condoms https://ballotpedia.org/California_2016_ballot_propositions   LOCAL: Endorsed Candidates - Bao Nguyen CA46, Ron Varasteh CA45, and NP races   Reports: DPOC, Bernie Groups, Coffee/Weekly Disc Groups-Los Amigos, LH Progs, DFA, CHC-OC, MoveOn, Issues Groups, Actions, Announcements...   WEEKLY ORANGE COUNTY PROGRESSIVE www.ocprogressiveevents.info   OPEN DISCUSSION   NEXT MEETING Tuesday October 25, 2016

Sep 30 Friday 7-11pm, Santa Ana: Chican@s Unidos 10 Year Anniversary Celebration ~ Fundraiser @ 415 N Sycamore St. #300
We are humbled to reach 10 years of being of service to our community - we look forward to celebrating with all of you. $20 entry free includes dinner/live music & program. No one will be turned away for lack of funds, donations accepted.


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Oct 1 Saturday noon-9pm, Santa Ana: "No Se Olvida!", Concierto de Aniversario del 1968 @ El Centro Cultural de México, 313 N. Birch
Música, Historia, Comida, Vendedores, y Organizaciones locales.

Oct 2 (1st Sunday) 7:30am-4pm, Huntington Beach: We will again be setting up the Arlington West display on the sands of Huntington Beach. We hope we can have your help.
Volunteers meet at the beach (6th St. north of the pier) at 7:30AM to help unload the trailer and setup the crosses and other material. We usually need the most help in the morning, though both morning and evening are critical. We meet up at the beach around/after 7:30 and start the setup of the field of crosses and other items. Depending upon number of helpers this can take 45 minutes or over two hours. "Many hands make for light and fast work". Take down goes much quicker than setup. We will likely start breakdown at about 4:00PM 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 Turn into the parkinglot at 6th Street and Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach, we set up on the sand so come down towards the beach.

Oct 2 Sunday 1-4pm, Westminster: Walk for Hope planning meeting @ 15200 Moran St.
On the agenda: -Committee Updates -Finalize Activity Stations - Budget/ Fundraising progress - Marketing -Volunteer update - Review master action plan/ to do list

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

Oct 2 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC General Meeting @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
This meeting: Discussion of ballot measures that we'll be voting on in November Both statewide and local. Bring your own ideas and join in.   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.

Oct 3 Monday 9:30-11am, Santa Ana: OC Play Hooky On Child Health Day with CA Moms Across America @ OC Health Care Agency, 405 W 5th st, 7th floor
Stop Poisoning Our Children   Come play hooky with us for Child Health Day in OC CA. Take action to stop the poisoning of food, water, vaccines, parks & aerial spraying. Tickets available at: www.momsacrossamerica.org

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

Oct 4 Tuesday 6pm-8pm, Anaheim: A Mother's Story: The Path of Pain and Resilience @ UUCA Unitarian Universalist Church, 511 S Harbor Blvd.
Join a discussion to hear from the mothers of Tamir Rice, Caesar Cruz, Joey Acevedo and Julian Alexander. Together we will be in solidarity and work alongside the mothers of the movement for police accountability. Organized by the Law Enforcement Accountability Network and the ACLU of SoCal. Light refreshments will be served.

Oct 4 Tuesday 5:30-8pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine Vice Presidential Debate Watch Party @ Irvine Democratic Headquarters at OC Plaza, 2575 McCabe Way.
Free to all, refreshments provided. Debate starts at 6pm. Please join us early; we will be making phone calls before the debate, from 4-5:30pm. Contact Ken Wyant and Jim Aynes campaign headquarters managers at greaterirvinedems2016@gmail.com or call 949/527-2754 for more information on how to volunteer at the headquarters.

Oct 4 Tuesday 6-9pm, Irvine: UCI MSU Welcome Banquet 2016 @ UCI Student Center-Pacific Ballroom D
Welcoming new and returning students. $10 tickets. Register at docs.google.com $15 tickets at the door.

Oct 5 Wednesday 5-7pm, Orange: Opening Reception for External Peace: Michelle V. Duman, Curator @ Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room, 2nd Floor, Leatherby Libraries at Chapman Univ., 1 University Dr.
Pieces from the private collections of Tar Alsayegh, Aktham Alsayegh and Carmen Garcia, refugee artists from Cuba and Iraq. Please join us for an evening of celebration honoring the work of Tar Alsayegh, Aktham Alsayegh and Carman Garcia. With music from violinist Ricardo Garcia, refugee from Cuba.Exhibit dates are Sept. 1 to Nov. 1. For library hours, visit: www.chapman.edu/library/info/hours.html Visitor parking is available with purchase of a temporary permit. For parking fees, maps and directions, visit: www.chapman.edu/map For more information contact Danielle Cooper at (714) 532-6027 or dcooper@chapman.edu.

Oct 5 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC Regular Meeting with Jennifer Muir Beuthin, General Manager of the Orange County Employees Association @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 S. Coast Dr., Metropointe Ctr.
Jennifer is General Manager of the Orange County Employees Association and Vice President for the California Labor Federation. She is a powerful advocate for workers and outstanding public speaker and writer. This is a great opportunity to hear her report on critical labor issues. Program will include a discussion of the initiatives on the Nov. ballot, special announcements and events. Social hour begins at 6:30pm, meeting at 7:15. Admission is free. Please join us and bring a friend for a night of progressive action. If you have any questions, please email dfaoc.comm@gmail.com. Visit http://orangecountydemocrats.com/ for information about Democratic Party activities.

Oct 6 Thursday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC @ Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 North Harbor Blvd.
Join the DNOC as we have Charles Blek, Esq., speaking on Proposition 63: Background Checks for Ammunition Purchases and Large-Capacity Ammunition Magazine Ban. We will also have Gerald Brown, lifelong Democratic advocate, speaking on two Propositions scheduled for the November 2016 ballot. Proposition 53: California Voter Approval Requirement for Revenue Bonds above $2 Billion Initiative and Proposition 54: Public Display of Legislative Bills Prior to Vote. DNOC times: Dinner and Socializing at 6. Meeting begins at 7. For more information, email linda@heareveryvoice.com

Oct 6 Thursday 6:30-8pm, Santa Ana: Santa Ana United School District Candidates Forum @ Latino Health Access, 450 W. 4th St.
Come meet the SAUSD candidates and learn how they will invest in youth, use local control and accountability (LCAP) funds, improve school climate, support restorative justice. This forum is sponsored by Voice of OC, Latino Health Access, Santa Ana Boys and Men of Color, RAIZ, Youth Employment Network and LGBT Center Orange County.

Oct 6 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Eastside Costa Mesa Neighbors Group Hosting Final Costa Mesa City Council Candidate Forum @ Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Ave.
Meet & Greet at 6:30-7:00pm. Visit http://www.eastsidecm.org; phone 949/478-1395; email eastsidecm@gmail.com.

Oct 7 Friday 11am-2pm, Irvine: Abolish UCI PD! Fire Chief Beck of LAPD @ UCI Student Center,(Pereira and west peltason)
THIS IS A CALL FOR ACTION This Friday October 7, 2016 the University of California, Irvine will be holding a daylong conference, Race and Policing: Defining the Problem and Developing Solutions. Chief Charlie Beck of the LAPD will be one of the main keynote speakers at this event.   THIS IS A CALL FOR ACTION LAPD has led the nation as the most murderous police department in 2011, 2012, 2015, and are now taking the lead in 2016 as well. Over this past summer three teenagers were killed by LAPD in one month. This past week they killed two more teens. Even when the police commission finds that the officers of LAPD act out of policy such as in the murder of Ezell Ford Charley Beck has failed to hold his officers accountable.   THIS IS A TIME FOR ACTION On January 25, 2016 the Black Student Union, demanded that UCIPD and any additional paramilitary force presence on campus be abolished. Initiating a national movement of radical critique that addresses the entire institution of policing and calls for the Abolition of the Police in totality!

Oct 7 Friday 6:30pm, Orange: Pros & Cons for Propositions on Nov. 8 Statewide Ballot Presentation by League of Women Voters @ St. Joseph Center, Mother Louis Room, 480 S. Batavia
There are 17 propositions on the ballot this year, dealing with death penalty, gun control, plastic bags, Citizens United, healthcare and other important issues. The information will be presented in a balanced, non-partisan manner. RSVP mperales@csjorange.org or call 714/633-8121 x7716.

Oct 8 Saturday 9:30am-noon Corona del Mar/Long Beach/Mission Viejo, 10-noon Brea: Monthly Meeting of Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL)
@ Brea 10am to noon: Brea Congregational Church at 300 E. Imperial Hwy, Brea 92821, and
@ Corona del Mar 9:30am to noon: St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 3233 Pacific View Dr, Corona del Mar, CA 92625
@ Long Beach 9:30am to noon: First Congregational Church of Long Beach, 241 Cedar Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
@ Mission Viejo 9:30am to noon: Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23436 Madero #140, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
New members welcome! Part of the meeting is a one-hour international conference call. We hear from an expert in Climate Change. Then we plan actions to move our members of Congress toward a solution to the climate crisis. Join the fun as we build political will for a livable world. RSVPs appreciated by contacting Brea Leader: Dennis Arp at (714) 747-0206, CORONA DEL MAR Leader: Mark Tabbert at (949) 310-5256,or LONG BEACH Leader: Edric Guise at (562) 858-4640, or MISSION VIEJO Leader Kathy Orlinsky at (714) 658-8573. Learn about CCL and register for live weekly introductory call at CitizensClimateLobby.org.

Oct 8 Saturday 10:30am, Irvine: Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods Village Sponsor Gun Violence Protest and Rally Asking Mimi Walters to Support for H.R. 3411 (Brady 2.0) @ 3333 Michelson Dr.
Club members will participate in a die-in, carry placards and dress to simulate victims of gun violence. Visit Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods page at www.lagunawoodsvillage.com or contact Ian Samson, 949/581-5488; idsamson@aol.com.

Oct 8 Saturday 6-9pm, Irvine: Screening of The Ghosts in our Machine @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Vegan Potluck: 6:00pm - 7:00pm   Film & Discussion: 7:00pm - 9:00pm   RSVP on the web site here (to be launched very soon): http://www.livingubuntu.org/events/

Oct 9 Sunday 12:15pm, Irvine: 2016 Ballot Measure Review @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton.
The 17 ballot measures on the Nov. ballot will be discussed after the 11am service. Sponsored by the Advocates for Peace and Justice, Dr. Keith Boyum, Political Science professor emeritus CSU Fullerton, will lead the review. There will be time for sharing views and questions. A guide showing the positions on each measure by major newspapers and organizations will be distributed.

Oct 9 Sunday 1:30pm, Irvine: Humanist Association of OC: Marijuana, the Death Penalty, Plastic Bag Ban, Gun Control, Tobacco Tax, Millionaires Tax, Bond Issues, and other Propositions on the Nov. 8 Ballot — presented by Monika Broome of the League of Women Voters @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Meeting Room, 15500 San Canyon Ave.
Monika, a retired teacher and member of the League of Woman Voters of North Orange County, will be presenting the arguments in support of and in opposition to the 17 ballot measures on the November ballot. There will be time for questions and discussion regarding the issues being discussed. A list of what needs to be considered when evaluating a ballot measure will be distributed. California will be mailing out the Voter Guides between September 29th and October 18th. If you have received yours prior to the meeting, please bring it along so you can make notations on it.

Oct 11 (2nd Tuesday) 7pm, Capistrano Beach: Progressives of South OC @ banquet room of Agostino's Ristorane Italiano, 34700 Coast Highway
Originally this was going to be a debate between Rep. Darrell Issa and his opponent Douglas Applegate. Unfortunately Rep. Issa declined but fortunately we will have more time to hear from Colonel Applegate and his plan for CA 49. This election is important and for the first time in many years it is a close contest. The doors will open at 5:30 for socializing and dinner (order off the menu) and the meeting will begin at 7. Please plan to finish your dinner before the meeting starts. RSVP is a must since the restaurant needs a head count well in advance. RSVP to socprogressives@gmail.com

Oct 12 Wednesday 7pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd ADA monthly meeting @ IAMAW District Lodge, 5402 Bolsa Ave.
The Speaker scheduled is Rickk Montoya, running for Garden Grove City Council District 6. Business will include Nomination and Elections for the 72nd ADA, to be held by the end of the year for the following two years 2017-18 and plans for the annual Holiday Party in December 2016. Whether you can attend or not, please reply if you can be available for consideration for office. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Oct 13-29 Thursday 5-10pm, Santa Ana: 7th OC Film Festival Opening Night Celebration @ Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St.
The OC Film Fiesta is back for its 7th year, and this year's cinematic celebration of OC's diversity and multicultural heritage is bigger and better than ever! Early Bird Passes Only $60 until Sept. 30! Buy Yours Today! Opening night festivities feature the Bowers' Thirsty Thursday happy hour, entry to the new Virgen de Guadalupe: Images in Colonial Mexico exhibit, a great film in the Norma Kershaw Auditorium, guest stars and an after party at the Green Parrot Villa! And you won't want to miss this year's stellar selection of feature films, award-winning documentaries, animated films, workshops, parties and new Pop Up Community Screenings! Order your 2016 OC Film Fiesta Festival Pass today and get admission to all the films, priority seating and passholder discounts at local restaurants and special events during the length of the festival! The OC Film Fiesta is produced by Media Arts Santa Ana (MASA), a project of Community Partners, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Proceeds benefit MASA's free youth media programs, the OC Cinema Camp and the Murals and Media Class. For more information or to buy your 2016 OC Flm Fiesta festival pass today, visit www.ocfilmfiesta.org or click: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=2TWRGTAGNASBY

Oct 13 Thursday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Plática on #EndTransDetention @ Santa Ana College, Dunlap Hall (D101)
Register @ docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc5Ml3_FfKhLmgGApR7U2RxC1Ksb0TI0CVjhsPVUMdRhVg-SQ/viewform The Purpose Of This Plática Is To Inform Attendees Of The Injustices Happening Within The City Of Santa Ana -- As It Pertains To The Practice Of Incarercating and Detaining Trans & Queer Immigrant Communities At The Santa Ana City Jail. The Intent Of This Event Is To Mobilize Community Members To Respond To, Support And Join The Local #EndTransDetention Campaign Happening In Santa Ana, CA. Special Thanks To Santa Ana Building Healthy Communities For Providing The Funds To Make This Event Possible.

[Canceled] Oct 13 Thursday 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: Living Vegan meeting @ Living Ubuntu, 1151 Dove St. #210.
Tonight seems to be a bad night for a lot of people so this evening's meeting is not going to take place. For anyone interested in helping us plan the Nov 20 fundraiser, we will be meeting on Sunday, October 16 at 4:30p at the Coffee Bean in Irvine, (5653 Alton Pkwy). This brief planning session will be immediately before heading to the IRWD -- Community Room where OCCA is screening Time To Choose.   So if you want to join us Sunday October 16 4:30p Coffee Bean planning session 6:30p Time to Choose

Oct 14 Friday 8:30am-noon, Santa Ana: Court Watch for Kenneth Clair @ Central Justice Center, 700 W. Civic Center.
Dr. Kenneth Clair has spent 3 decades in prison while DNA evidence that could prove his innocence has been withheld by the OCDA. Join us this Friday at 8:30am at the Central justice Center (front entrance) to advocate for the OCDA to turn over Brady evidence! The hearing will be in C45. See more info about Kenneth Clair's case: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/clair-699237-court-evidence.html or   http://reason.com/reasontv/2016/06/28/prosecutors-withheld-evidence-in-kenneth   Participating organizations include ACLU of Southern California, Angels for Justice, Arthur Carmona Center for the Wrongfully Convicted, Chican@s Unidos, Law Enforcement Accountability Network, OC National Lawyers Guild, RAIZ, and Youth Power OC.

Oct 15 Saturday 10-11:30am, Santa Ana: Voter Educational Forum on 17 Propositions @ Santa Ana Senior Center, 424 W. 3rd St.
Details: Welcome by Downtown Neighborhood President, Tish Leon; Orange County League of Women Voters will moderate. Background info at http://voterguide.sos.ca.gov/en/propositions/ Potluck & Bingo will follow meeting. For more information please contact Tish Leon tishleon@roadrunner.com or 714-401-8312. For potluck please contact Francine Harris: fjharris49@gmail.com or 714-975-3968

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

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

Oct 15 Saturday, 10-11:30am, Santa Ana: Voter Educational Forum on 17 Propositions @ Santa Ana Senior Center, 424 W 3rd St.
1. Welcome: Downtown Neighborhood President, Tish Leon 2. Orange County League of Women Voters to moderate: A Voter Educational Forum on California's 17 Proposed Ballot Initiatives http://voterguide.sos.ca.gov/en/propositions/ Potluck & Bingo will follow meeting   For more information please contact Tish Leon: tishleon@roadrunner.com or 714-401-8312 For potluck please contact Francine Harris: fjharris49@gmail.com or 714-975-3968

Oct 15 Saturday, 10am-noon, Santa Ana:: OC Homeless Townhall @ 333 W Santa Ana Blvd.
Join your friends and neighbors to learn more about the County of Orange's homeless response.

Oct 15 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: AU-OC Presents Keeping Sacred Spaces Sacred: A Discussion on Pulpit Politicking with Bill Mefford, AU National Faith Outreach @ Community Room, Irvine Ranch Water District, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
This discussion will lead to a deeper understanding of the role faith communities can take in public engagement. Social time starts at 1:15. For more information: Email us at mail@au-oc.org or visit the Orange County AU web site at www.au-oc.org.

Oct 15 Saturday 3-4:30pm, Santa Ana: Legal Observer Training Sponsored by National Lawyers Guild @ Centro Cultural de México 313 N. Birch St.
The Legal Observer program is part of a comprehensive system of legal support 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. In addition to Legal Observers, Guild attorneys often provide legal defense for protesters who are arrested and bring civil litigation if needed. The presence of Legal Observers may serve as a deterrent to unconstitutional behavior by law enforcement during a demonstration. Email oc@nlg.org for an invitation.

Oct 15 Saturday 4-6pm, Laguna Beach: 5th Annual People's March Against Bullying @ 107 S Coast Hwy.
Please join us for the 5th Annual People's March Against Bullying! Bring the family as students and adults come together to stand in solidarity for peace and kindness among school children.

Oct 16 Sunday 12:30pm, Irvine: Stop Gun Violence and Sensible Gun Safety Policy Forum @ Plumer Hall, Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy.
Join us for special services dedicated to learning about our role in changing the culture of violence in our country. The Rev. Anne Felton Hines, a Unitarian Universalist Minister, will speak in worship at our 9:30 and 11:00 services. Anne is recently retired from Emerson UU, where she served for 12 years. Since Sandy Hook, she has spoken and participated in various common sense gun legislation demonstrations. At 12:15-12:30, we will meet for refreshments in Plumer Hall, and a forum on Sensible Gun Policy will begin with panel including Rev. Anne Felton Hines, Unitarian Universalist Minister, Jay Wachtel, Ex-ATF Agent, Criminal Justice Lecturer at Cal State Fullerton, author of "Stalin's Witnesses," Ron Steiner, Professor of Law, Chapman University and IUCC member and Charles Blek, founding President of the California Chapter of the Brady Campaign, current President of the Orange County Chapter. Forum is free of charge and open to the public.

Oct 16 Sunday 3-5pm, Tustin: Sierra Club Angeles Chapter Climate Change Committee meeting @ REI, Community Room, 2962 El Camino Real,
Committee Mission: Collaboration, Education, Advocacy and the Modeling of practical solutions to climate change.   AGENDA FREE Film Screening Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic? meetup.com/ClimateChangeCommittee/events/234875688

Oct 16 Sunday 4:30-6pm, Costa Mesa: The Threat to Church/State Separation & Scotus in this Election @ Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Ave.
Explaining how this year's presidential election could destroy the Supreme Court and usher in an actual American theocracy will be Eddie Tabash, the Chair of the Board of the Center for Inquiry Transnational. For the past 20 years, he has been warning Center for Inquiry audiences about the danger to the Court and to secularism in each presidential election year. This time, he means it more than ever!   Tabash also is Chair of the Legal Committee of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. He is considered one of the nation's leading experts on the religion clauses of the First Amendment, as those clauses were designed to protect the full equal rights of believers and nonbelievers alike. He also is a well-known atheist debater, having represented the natural point of view against the supernatural in debates against such prominent Christian philosophers as Richard Swinburne, William Lane Craig, Peter van Inwagen and Douglas Geivett.   Admission Public: $8 Students: $4 Planet Level Members: FREE   Find out how to become a member here: http://www.centerforinquiry.net/oc/get_involved

Oct 16 Sunday 6-9pm, Irvine: OC For Climate Action Screening of Time to Choose @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
The change to 100% clean energy has never been more profitable...for everyone. Rethink how you get your electricity, heat and mobility. Make food choices as if a healthy life depended on it! MORE INFO: http://occlimateaction.org/2016/a-screening-of-time-to-choose-october-2016/

Oct 17 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Santa Ana Unified School District Candidate Forum @ 1532 E Chestnut Ave.
As up and coming leaders, it is time that the youth of Santa Ana start becoming aware and involved with issues that are important to our community. The SAUSD plays an important role in educating and shaping the generations to come. Join us in hearing what the candidates have to say and why they deserve our vote. This is the 3rd candidates' forum hosted by the Santa Ana Youth and Government Delegation. Doors open at 6pm.

Oct 18 Tuesday 11am, Irvine: UCI Housing First Sustainability Fair @ UCI Middle Earth Housing Basketball Court, 529 Peltason.
The fair will feature interactive booths, an open mic/entertainment state, vendors and prizes. It is open to all UCI students and community members. Theme is "Living Zero: Small Steps. Big Impact"

Oct 18 Tuesday 5:30pm, Mission Viejo: Region 18 Meeting for AD 73 and 73 Delegates @ Coco's, 27750 Crown Valley Parkway
Food can be ordered from the menu.

Oct 18 Tuesday 7-9pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats monthly meeting @ Norman Murray Community Ctr, 24932 Veterans Way
League of Women Voters Presentation and Discussion of California Propositions.

Oct 18 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club of OC @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
We will show the film "Life in Occupied Palestine". The film is narrated by Anna Baltzer, a well known Jewish advocate for Palestinian rights, as we hear eyewitness accounts and view photos of daily life under occupation.   Also, Jim Bettendorf will give us an update on AB2844, the anti-BDS Bill which has been signed by Governor Brown. Please join us and share your ideas.

Oct 19 Wednesday 11am-4pm, Irvine: Arc of Justice Interactive Display of Animal Rights Movement Events @ UC Irvine Student Center, A311 Student Center
Created for Irvine Students Against Animal Cruelty (ISAAC), the display will highlight the Animal Rights movement, its purpose and history.

Oct 19 Wednesday 5-8pm, Irvine: BernEaters & College Democrats + ASUCI Debate Watch @ UCI Student Center, Emerald Bay C
This meeting will be short. We will make announcements, have a little ice breaker, then walk together to the ASUCI debate watch party. Hope to see you all there!

Oct 19 Wednesday 5:30-8pm, Irvine: Join the Democrats of Greater Irvine for the 3rd and Final Presidential Debate Watch Party @ Irvine Democratic Headquarters at OC Plaza, 2575 McCabe Way.
Free admission, but please bring a snack or refreshment to share with others. Donations accepted on site and we have lots of Hillary Clinton Swag.

Oct 19 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: OC for Climate Action meeting @ Living Ubuntu, 1151 Dove St. #210.
Come get involved with Orange County for Climate Action! We are back to our regular schedule this month. Help us in the pursuit of local climate action - 100% renewable energy for OC and educating on the importance of transitioning to plant-based eating and more! Come join us. We love both the first-timers and the long-term committed.

Oct 20 Thursday 5pm, Santa Ana: Santa Ana Against Gentrification @ The Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St.
Recently Downtown Santa Ana received the "Great Neighborhoods" award by a gentrification association "The American Planning Association". The award claims its new development is a destination for locals & tourists, that downtown SA "not only preserves" but celebrates local heritage, that "community engagement" which included "diverse community, a lot of residents and businesses" helped with the planning. Locals know these are LIES! Businesses have been pushed out & continue to in downtown and surrounding areas. Development plans are not created to profit or include local residents. The community has been excluded from this process and left to deal with the consequences of displacement, being kicked out of their own neighborhoods. Few benefit, many hurt from these plans. We will not remain silent as working class families get kicked out. The city has no way of tracking how many businesses, home owners and renters have been pushed out because of mass development plans. Resist the false narrative!

Oct 21 Friday 6:30pm, Orange: Kirk Bloodsworth with His New Documentary, Condemned Yet Innocent @ St. Joseph Center Auditorium, 480 S. Batavia
Kirk Bloodworth was an honorably discharged Marine, sentenced to death fora crime he did not commit. Thanks to DNA, Kirk was proven innocent, but he almost lost his life due to the outdated, backward death penalty. The only absolute way to make sure that we never put an innocent person to death is by voting yes on 62 and no on 66. Contact occhapterdpf@gmail.com.

Oct 21 Friday 7pm, Santa Ana: March & Vigil in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter @ Sasscer Park, 500 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
In a time when our Black siblings are being targeted by institutional violence and police suppression, it is our duty to work collectively to protect and amplify the voices of those most vulnerable.   Let's congregate and express our support and solidarity with #BlackLives   #BlackLivesMatter #BrownPrideForBlackPower #BlackAndBrownUnity   IMPORTANT: This event is organized by womxn and queer people of color. Leave your queerphobia and misogyny at home.   ¡Santa Ana sé levanta!

Oct 22 Saturday noon, Anaheim: National Day of Action Against Police Terror @ Stoddard Park, 1901 S. 19th St.
Please join us as we share stories of our loved ones lost from police murder.

Oct 22 Saturday 7pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club 70th Anniversary Party @ 1401 S. Coast Hwy.
Come and celebrate our 70th birthday. Everyone is welcome.

Oct 23 Sunday 6pm, Anaheim: Alex Odeh Memorial Banquet Celebrating Diversity @ Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort, 1855 South Harbor Blvd.
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee OC Chapter   Keynote speaker Rusty Kennedy CEO OC Human Relations   $100 advance purchase by Oct 20 $125 at the door. To order tickets online go to: support.adc.org/2016-alex-odeh For more info email adcocounty@gmail.com or call 714-352-0506 #Justice4AlexOdeh

Oct 24 Monday: Last Day To Register To Vote In General Election Last day to register to vote in the General Election. The Voter Registration Form shall be mailed (postmarked by this date) or delivered to the county elections official by this date and is effective upon receipt. The Voter Registration Form may also be submitted by this date to the Department of Motor Vehicles or any National Voter Registration Act designated agency.

Oct 24 Monday 5:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: UN Day Celebration Banquet @ OC School of the Arts Event Center, 801 N. Main St.
Reserve your seat at the 3-course event with keynote speaker $75 includes dinner & donation. Register by Oct. 8: una-oc.org Space is limited

Oct 24 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Anaheim: Anaheim City Council Candidates Forum @ Arab American Community Center, 907 S Beach Blvd.
Hear from Anaheim City Council candidates from Districts 1, 3, 4 and 5. Agenda will include candidate introductions, questions facilitated by a moderator and public comments and questions. Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/anaheim-city-council-candidates-forum-tickets-28379166852

Oct 25 Tuesday 6pm, Irvine: PDA Orange County Chapter General Meeting @ home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River.
PLEASE BRING POT LUCK SNACK FOOD ITEM   INTROS - Your Take: Presidential election 2016, WTF is going on here?!!!   NATIONAL "Change Makes Change!" "PDA 101" Chapters, IOT's, SC's, PeopleDemandAction 501(c)(4) YPDA Young Progressives Demanding Action   EDUC CONGRESS LETTER DROP/PDA ROUNDTABLE: Debrief www.YouTube.com   IOTs {EWO, HCHR, SGW, ECR, CFTE, ESJ} Working Grps {ERA, EMI), Virtual Phonebank- MikeFox@pdamerica.org - reports   www.pdamerica.org, www.peopledemaningaction.org, Facebook, Twitter, Periscope...   Campaigns: #StopTPP, ColoradoCare, Candidates-post primaries   Reports: Winslow Group, coalition partners (eg. NNU, OurRevolution)   REGIONAL: Debrief - CA PDA/YPDA Election Preview Weekly Conf Calls, info here... http://pda.nationbuilder.com/events CDP, Prog Caucus, Candidates Ballot Measures 18 including Drug Price Reg, Citizens United, Death Penalty, Marijuana, Ammunition, Plastic Bags, Condoms https://ballotpedia.org/California_2016_ballot_propositions   LOCAL: Candidates - National Focus: Doug Applegate CA49, Nanette Baragan CA44, OC Chapter Endorsed: Bao Nguyen CA46, Ron Varasteh CA45, and NP races   Reports: DPOC, Bernie Groups, Coffee/Weekly Disc Groups-Los Amigos, LH Progs, DFA, CHC-OC, MoveOn, Issues Groups, Actions, Announcements...   WEEKLY ORANGE COUNTY PROGRESSIVE www.ocprogressiveevents.info   OPEN DISCUSSION   NEXT MEETING Tuesday October 25, 2016

Oct 26 Wednesday 10am-noon, Fullerton: CLUE Clergy & Community Gathering @ Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1600 North Acacia Ave.
We're hoping for a time of conversation about the economic justice issues that our communities are facing and how together, we can bring transformation.   Please RSVP to sortega@cluejustice.org   For parking: Please park your vehicle in the lower parking lot (as opposed to the upper one).

Oct 26 Wednesday 11am, Irvine: Women For OC: Discussion of White Privilege @ IRWD Duck Club, 5 Riparian View (enter from Campus Drive, Michelson)
with Tamara Austin, Director of Women & Gender Initiatives Student Life Leadership at UCI and Sandra Robbie, Emmy-winning writer/producer of the PBS documentary Mendez vs. Westminster. For information: 949/951-8140, womenforoc@aol.com and womenfororangecounty.org

Oct 27 Thursday 6-8:30pm, Anaheim: City Council District 5 Candidate Forum Hosted by Unidad: United Neighbors in Dignity of Anna Drive @ 716 N. Anna Drive.
Meet the candidates who are running for District 5. Hear what they have to say and make your choice of who could better represent the community.

Oct 27 Thursday 7:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Poetry of Resistance: A Tribute to Francisco X. Alarcon with Workshop & Reading with Local Poets Javier Pinzon & Odilia Galvan Rodriguez @ CSUF Grand Central Art Center, 125 N. Broadway.
The reading will feature six local poets paying tribute to the late Francisco X. Alarcón. Odilia Galván Rodríguez will read her writing along with a selection of the works in the "Poetry of Resistance: Voices for Social Justice" anthology published by The University of Arizona Press in 2016. Alarcón's life partner Javier Pinzón will close with his own work. The reading will address a wide variety of themes, including racial profiling, xenophobia, cultural misunderstanding, violence against refugees, shared identity, and much more. "Poetry of Resistance" is a political call for tolerance, reflection, reconciliation, and healing. Flor y Canto poets: Iuri M. Lara, Jesus Cortez, Marilynn Montaño, David Lopez. Before the reading (6:30-7:30pm), a special poetry workshop with maestra Odilia Galván Rodríguez! Email libromobile@gmail.com to reserve a spot. All ages over 16 years-old are welcomed. This literary reading is supported by Grand Central Art Center and in part by Poets & Writers through grants it has received from The James Irvine Foundation and the Hearst Foundations.

Oct 29 Saturday noon-3pm, Santa Ana: Support and stand with Standing Rock, No to DAPL @ McFadden & Bristol
BRING YOUR OWN SIGNS PLEASE.   No to the Dakota Pipeline. The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), owned by Houston, Texas-based corporation, called Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. which created the subsidiary Dakota Access LLC. The DAPL, also known as the Bakken Pipeline, is proposed to transport 450,000 barrels of crude oil per day (which is fracked and highly volatile) from the Bakken fields of North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois. In August 2016, the final finances were secured when Enbridge and the Marathon Petroleum Company bought a 2 billion dollar share.   Despite pressure from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, Dakota Access has failed to consult tribes and conduct a full environmental impact statement. The proposed route crosses the Missouri River at the confluence with the Cannon Ball river, and area that is of utmost cultural and spiritual, and environmental significance. The confluence an important location for the Mandan origin story as the place where they came into the world after the great flood. Where the two water's meet once created Iŋyaŋ Wakháŋagapi Othí, spherical Sacred Stones (thus the colonizers' term 'Cannon Ball'), but after the Army Corp of Engineers dredged and flooded the rivers in the 50s, the flow has changed and Sacred Stones are no longer produced. There are historic burial grounds, village grounds and Sundance sites that would be directly impacted. The water of the Missouri River is essential to life on the Standing Rock Reservation as well as all of the nations and states downstream.   The threats this pipeline poses to the environment, human health and human rights are the same as those that were posed by the Keystone XL. The current route of the DAPL will cross over the Ogallala Aquifer (one of the largest aquifers in the world) and under the Missouri River twice (the longest river in the United States). The possible contamination of these water sources makes the Dakota Access pipeline a national threat.


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Nov 2 Wednesday 6-10pm, Irvine: Dia de los Muertes Presented by MEChA de UCI @ UCI Student Center Terrace & Event Services, A, 311 W. Peltason Dr.
MEChA de UCI would like to invite you all to the annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) event. Dia de Los Muertos is a Latinx/Chicanx holiday that focuses on celebrating our loved ones that have passed. On this day, it is believed that the spirists of our loved ones return to earth to celebrate among the living. Everyone is welcome to attend the event and learn more about the tradition and history of Dia de Los Muertos. We will be having live enteraitnment by: Ballet Folklorico de UCI, Danza Azteca, DJ, Mariachi, Ska Band: Rudo Skunk, Arts and Crafts, Facepainting , Altares, Org Vendors (Bring Money), Dancing, Free Food While supplies last. Friends, Familly and Community Members are welcome!

Nov 3 Thursday 4-5:30pm, Long Beach: Torture and Ethics: US Policy and Practice in the Age of Terror Lecture @ Room 205, Student Union West Wing-2nd Floor, Calif State University Long Beach.
This CLA Scholarly Intersections Event features a Lecture by Rebecca Gordon, PhD, who will analyze our government's use of torture by applying her pioneering ethical approach to current debates among ethicists, journalists and academics. About the Speaker: Lecturer in the University of San Francisco Department of Philosophy, Fellow, USF Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, and author of Mainstreaming Torture: Ethical Approaches in the Post-9/11 United States (Oxford University Press, 2014). The event is organized by the Department of Asian & Asian American Studies with the indispensable support of the Departments of Anthropology, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Sociology, and the School of Social Work. Contact: Sam Coleman, PhD, MSW, sam.coleman@csulb.edu

Nov 3 Thursday 5-7pm, Santa Ana: Drug Policy Alliance with RAIZ @ Centro Cultural de México 313 N. Birch St.
Prop 64 and its Impact on Immigrant Families in Orange The Drug War disproportionately targets Blacks and Latinos.A presentation and a panel of lawyers, organizers, and formoraly incarcerated will follow with a Q & A. This is an educational forum that will cover three things: 1) What is Prop 64 2) The criminal and immigration consequences of marijuana related convictions.3) Tips for post-conviction relief

Nov 3 Thursday 6:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC @ Green Valley Adult Club House, 17250 Los Jardines
Sue Savary for congress in CA-48 to speak. Meeting begins at 7 pm with a bit of business and announcements followed by a special presentation by Dr. Sue Savary, Democratic candidate for the 48th Congressional District. Hear about her dedicated effort to defeat 22 year Republican incumbent Dana Rohrabacher some would say the original 21st century tea partier.   Take some time try to defeat Dana Rohrabacher and support Sue Savary to represent us in Washington D.C. Join the Savary Web Conference Meeting!   DCWOC@DEMCLUBOFWESTOC.COM We are lining up GOTV phoning activities for this weekend to make sure all Democrats vote on November 8. Please come by the office make a few phone calls and pick up some souvenirs of this historic election. We could use a few volunteers to staff the office on Mondays and the coming weekend.

Nov 3 Thursday 7-9:30pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace & Justice Coalition screening of Free For All: One Dude's Quest to Save Democracy @ Saint Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave.
Free screening. More info at http://www.whittierpeace.org/index.htm#MovieNight

Nov 4 Friday 7:30-10pm, Santa Ana: Michael Moore Skype Q & A + Trumpland Screening @ 305 E 4th St.
Advance tickets: http://ticketing.us.veezi.com/purchase /3053?siteToken=H3RVW4Hi7UCAqWQZqk%2BTpA%3D%3D Ticket includes the Skype interview following the screening. Join us as we (virtually!) welcome one of the most polarizing and provocative of independent film maker to the Frida!

Nov 5 Saturday noon-3pm, Santa Ana: Stand with Standing Rock @ 102 W. 4th St.
Bring your own signs! Say NO to the Dakota Pipeline. The threats this pipeline poses to the environment, human health and human rights are the same as those that were posed by the Keystone XL. The current route of the DAPL will cross over the Ogallala Aquifer (one of the largest aquifers in the world) and under the Missouri River twice (the longest river in the United States). The possible contamination of these water sources makes the Dakota Access pipeline a national threat. Join us in Standing with Standing Rock!

Nov 5 Saturday noon-4pm, Fullerton: Syrian Live Arts Show @ Pollak Library, CSUF, 800 N. State College Blvd.
A Country Called Syria presents its Live Arts Show, an event to showcase the talents of local Syrian artists. Join us to hear live musical performances from talented singers and musicians. Watch the painters create live masterpieces right before your eyes. Indulge in the art and creativity of our designers and photographers. Grab a keepsake of your name in Arabic calligraphy. And don't forget to swing by our photo booth where you can be captured sitting in an old fashioned Syrian seating. Remember to hashtag us with all your photos and posts at #ACountryCalledSyria. The best part? You get to indulge in some delicious Syrian refreshments! Free Parking & Free Admission. For more information please email us at ACountryCalledSyria@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @ACCSyria and Instagram @ACountryCalledSyria to stay in the know!

Nov 8 Tuesday 7am-8pm, statewide: ELECTION DAY: Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Ballots will be centrally counted at the Registrar of Voters' office ocvote.com/voting/current-election-info/2016-general-election-info

Nov 8 Tuesday 5-7pm, Santa Ana: The Black Lives Matter Movement @ Centro Cultural de México library room, 313 N. Birch St.
what is the history of the movement? what are their guiding principles and policy demands? how does the movement challenge contemporary notions of American democracy? 1st session will be conducted in English recommended for ages 16+**meetings will be held every other Tuesday** questions? biblioteca@elcentroculturaldemexico.org

Nov 8 Tuesday 6-9pm, San Juan Capistrano: Progressives of South OC Election Night Party @ San Juan Hills Golf Club, 32120 San Juan Creek Rd., Home of 19 Sports Bar & Grill.
Come out and celebrate women & the historic election of our first female United States President!!! Wear your best patriotic garb ~ come ready to eat, drink and be happy! Dinner & soft drinks provided. Cash bar. Hosted by the Democratic Women of South Orange County & The Progressives of South Orange County! Tickets: $40.00 prior purchase, $50.00 at the door. https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/dwsoc-election

new Nov 9-10 Wednesday 11am- Thursday 6pm, Mission Viejo: Community Gathering of Support @ Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23436 Madero, Ste 140
Many of us are surprised by the election and the apparent state of our county. I will be at Tapestry tomorrow 11am - 1pm & 4pm - 6pm to gather us in supportive conversation and meditation. All are welcome to join in this time of community solidarity.

Nov 9 Wednesday 5-7pm, Irvine: College Democrats at UCI and Berneaters @ UCI Student Center, Newport Beach Room B
Join the College Dems at UCI and the Berneaters in our post-election meeting! We'll be having a potluck accompanied by organizing and planning for what the next few years in American politics will bring.

Nov 9 Wednesday 5:30-8pm, Santa Ana: Stand with the people. No deportations, No racism @ 1104 S Bristol St.
Bring your signs and write some in Spanish. Let the community know that we stand with them and we will fight racism and deportations at any cost. Please spread the word. Peaceful protest. We will not let Trump destroy our communities.

Nov 9 Wednesday 8-10pm, Irvine: Group cry @ Langson Library, Building 520, Loading Dock, UCI
group cry meet and greet. Bring all your bernie shirts ;( Invite All Your Friends!

Nov 10 Thursday 1-4pm, Huntington Beach: Post-Election Community Healing Circle @ Huntington Beach Pier
Open "healing circle" for the community to have open dialogue and share grivances and stress created thoughout this election. This is a peaceful, open forum for the community regardless of politics and backgrounds.

Nov 10 Thursday 5:30-8:30pm, Dana Point: CEP & SCE Progress and Priorities Report @ DoubleTree Suites Hotel - Doheny Beach, 34402 Pacific Coast Highway
San Onofre Decommissioning education booths available from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. San Clemente Green has requested to have a table there as well as an opportunity to make a ten minute powerpoint presentation expressing our concerns at the beginning of the meeting. If you support that concept it might help to send an email to the moderator, David Victor (david.victor@ucsd.edu) thanking him for considering our request.SCE will validate parking when you leave meeting. Parking and other details at this SCE link: http://www.songscommunity.com/cep-events/111016_event.asp

Nov 10 Thursday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC Post-Election Meeting @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 S. Coast Dr., Metropointe Ctr.
We're Hoping to Celebrate! We are changing our regular schedule to meet right AFTER THE ELECTION on Nov. 10. And we are changing to THURSDAY night so we can meet on the patio. We're hoping the meeting is a CELEBRATION of progressive and Democratic wins from the top of the ticket all the way down our ballots! We haven't finalized the agenda yet but will keep you posted as soon as we know.

Nov 11 Friday 6-8pm, San Juan Capistrano: Vigilia de Solidaridad @ Camino Capistrano and La Zanja.
After the results of election day Tuesday night, fear and concern have invaded our communities. Many worry about their futures and the well-being of their families under this new administration. Friday night, we invite everyone to come together in solidarity for the possible hardships that lie ahead. It is a night of healing and love, a safe space to share our frustration, our anger, our worries, our pain, and our hope. It is during these times we need to remind each other that we are not alone. Together as a community, we can combat whatever comes our way. Porque nuestra lucha nace del amor. We will come together in the corner of Camino Capistrano and La Zanja by the bus stop Friday at 6 p.m. Invite all your folks! Your parents, siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, friends, and neighbors! Somos San Juan y de aqui no nos vamos! Ahi los esperamos.

Nov 11 Friday 6-10pm, Santa Ana: Trump Protest Day 3 @ McFadden & Bristol
Donald Trump ran a campaign based on hate, fear, and violence. To make matters worst, Trump will have a Republican majority in the Senate, House of Representatives, and a conservative Supreme Court. The horrible people that elected him expect him to follow through with his violent promises against our communities. His words and actions have encouraged Neo Nazis and the KKK to come out of the shawdows and parade their ideologies in Orange County. There is no sugar coating how F@CK3D we are. There is nothing stopping him now...   Except us.   On Friday and every day on after, whether its 10, 100 or 10,000, people of all walks of life from our communities will meet at our favorite neighborhood intersection to express our disapproval with Donald Trump and his government. This is not a one day political spectacle filled of false hopes and photo-ops. This is a blunt wake up call. This is a movement, a discussion, and a space in public land where people can connect on a physical level. Our "elected" leaders won't listen, for they are corrupted by the influence of money and power. Petitions and voting are pointless, given that Trump and the republicans will control all branches of government.   Its up to people like us, to connect, grow strong and perhaps reclaim a government that works for the interest and social health of the people, NOT the interest of the wealthy, white supremacy, and neo-liberalism. From Washington D.C to Santa Ana there is no better time than now, no better place than here.   This movement is yours, take ownership of it and together we shall overcome.   #notmypresident #notmygovernment #womensrights #LGBTpride #blacklivesmatter #decolonizeyourmind   North gate parking lot closes st 10. Police will strictly enforce city codes.

Nov 12 Saturday 9:30am-noon Corona del Mar/Long Beach/Mission Viejo, 10-noon Brea: Monthly Meeting of Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL)
@ Brea 10am to noon: Brea Congregational Church at 300 E. Imperial Hwy, Brea 92821, and
@ Corona del Mar 9:30am to noon: St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 3233 Pacific View Dr, Corona del Mar, CA 92625
@ Long Beach 9:30am to noon: First Congregational Church of Long Beach, 241 Cedar Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
@ Mission Viejo 9:30am to noon: Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23436 Madero #140, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
New members welcome! Part of the meeting is a one-hour international conference call. We hear from an expert in Climate Change. Then we plan actions to move our members of Congress toward a solution to the climate crisis. Join the fun as we build political will for a livable world. RSVPs appreciated by contacting Brea Leader: Dennis Arp at (714) 747-0206, CORONA DEL MAR Leader: Mark Tabbert at (949) 310-5256,or LONG BEACH Leader: Edric Guise at (562) 858-4640, or MISSION VIEJO Leader Kathy Orlinsky at (714) 658-8573. Learn about CCL and register for live weekly introductory call at CitizensClimateLobby.org.

Nov 12 Saturday 9am-6pm, Irvine: West Coast Ecofeminist Conference @ The Museum of Woman, 17905 Sky Park Circle, #A
The second West Coast Ecofeminist Conference will feature amazing speakers such as Dr. Miriam Robbins Dexter. The topic this year is Women, Climate Change and Animals.   The West Coast Ecofeminist Conference is intended to breathe new life into our advocacy, activism, and sense of purpose. Our focus is to unite our voices and actions to be inspired, reinvigorated, and armed with understanding our common mission to end the exploitation of our beautiful planet. Let's vision a better world together.   See our amazing lineup here: http://www.westcoastecofem.com/schedule-2016.html   TOGETHER WE CAN CREATE A BETTER WORLD!

Nov 12 Saturday 10:30am-noon, Irvine: How To Cook Vegan for The Holidays Plant Powered OC @ Tanaka Farms, 5380 3/4 University Dr.
Looking for some vegan options for the holidays that even your omnivore guests won't be able to resist? We will be sharing vegan recipes, quick meal tips, and vegan substitutes using fresh seasonal produces from Tanaka Farm that you can use to wow your guests at holiday parties this year! There will be delectable samples for attendees to try and you'll also get a front row seat as vegan chef and author, Joni Marie Newman works her magic and performs a super easy cooking demo right before your very eyes. Our plant-based chef and nutrition experts, Laura Robinson-Oatman and Gina Bonanno-Lemos, will be giving you secrets on how to prepare a delicious and healthy veganized holiday meals for your families and friends. Registration is required for this free and delicious event to ensure that we have enough unbelievable yumminess for everyone. To sign up for the How To Cook Vegan For The Holidays cooking demo and food sampling at Tanaka Farms, *FREE ADMISSION. RSVP REQUIRED* Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/815047598635162/

Nov 12 Saturday noon-3pm, Santa Ana: Stand Up For Standing Rock and No DAPL @ Bank of America, 102 W. 4th St.
Bring your own signs! Say NO to the Dakota Pipeline. The threats this pipeline poses to the environment, human health and human rights are the same as those that were posed by the Keystone XL. The current route of the DAPL will cross over the Ogallala Aquifer (one of the largest aquifers in the world) and under the Missouri River twice (the longest river in the United States). The possible contamination of these water sources makes the Dakota Access pipeline a national threat. Join us in Standing with Standing Rock!

Nov 12 Saturday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Monads of Memory-Teresita de la Torre @ 800 N State College Blvd.
Visual Arts CSUF Hosted by Teresita de la Torre - Public. The exhibition explores the remnants and memories of a durational performance art piece-365 Days in an Immigrants Shirt. Live Music-7:30 Artist Talk-8pm

Nov 13 Sunday 1:45-3:15pm, Irvine: We Have Your Back Solidarity March & Rally @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkway.
Join IUCC to take a stand in solidarity with our Muslim neighbors, our LGBTQ community, our African-American friends and our immigrant and refugee brothers and sisters! We will meet at Irvine United Congregational Church at 1:45 and at 2 we'll march to the corner of Alton and Culver, where we will hold a short rally. Please bring signs and banners in support of our minority communities; let them know we have their backs, today and always!

Nov 13 Sunday 2-4pm, Santa Ana: Post-Election Community Support Gathering @ Brad Brafford LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E. 4th St. Ste 200.
Please join us at the LGBT Center on 4th to come together with community, to share space. We will have a chance to talk together and explore what we can do as a community moving forward. This space is open to the LGBTQI community, allies and families.

Nov 13 Sunday 3-5pm, Laguna Beach: Jessica Buchleitner, Multimedia Journalist, Speaking on Global Human Rights Issues @ the Susi Q Center, 380 Third St.
Presented by the American Association of University Women-Laguna Beach, with support from Laguna Beach Seniors, Inc. at the Susi Q Center. Reception to meet the author will be followed by a book discussion and signing. For more event details, visit https://www.facebook.com/258505917517169/photos/1303308179703599/ For more info, AAUW-lagunabeach.org, thesusiq.org, jessicabuchleitner.net, 50womenproject.org.

Nov 13 Sunday 4-7pm, Santa Ana: United Against Hate: A Call For Unity @ Fourth St. & French St
We are coming together to peacefully protest the Donald Trump campaign, messsages, and policies that specifically target people of color, Muslims, women, veterans, people with disabilities, African Americans, the LGBTQIA community, and plans that would be disastrous to the environment and the economy. We are standing together as one in faith and solidarity while discussing long-term solutions to help us through a Trump presidency. Join us in this peaceful protest where we will have community speakers and a march. We will be meeting Sunday on 4th St. in front of the 4th St. market preferably at 3:30 if possible so we can get everyone organized. At 4:00, we will walk to the courthouse where speakers will present. After, we will march while protesting. Please respect the city, the people of Santa Ana, and each other. Any violence or aggression will absolutely not be tolerated.   If you are interested in joining a group dedicated to unifying oppressed populations that will suffer under a Trump regime in order to challenge it, here's a link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1591714744470701/

Nov 13 Sunday 5pm, Costa Mesa: The OC Interfaith Committee to Aid Farm Workers invites you to see the film, "Food Chains" @ Fairview Community Church, 2525 Fairview
Social hour/silent auction at 5pm, film at 6pm. Appetizers, sweets, and drinks will be served during the social hour, popcorn during the film. Donations: $20 prepaid, $25 at the door, $10 students and first-timers. Checks should be made out to the National Farm Worker Ministry, NFWM, and mailed to Suzanne Darweesh, 2104 Hilltop Ct, Fullerton, CA 92831. For more info, contact her at sdarweesh@aol.com.

Nov 15 Tuesday 6-7pm, San Juan Capistrano: Stand with Sanding Rock @ Los Rios Park, 31766 Los Rios St.
Now more than ever, people guided by conscience must unite.   Nobember 15 is the #NoDAPL international day of action to stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline. May we Stand with Standing Rock in their efforts to protect their water.   Gather at Los Rios Park near the historic images of the First People of Orange County. Help raise consciousness and prayerfully stand in solidarity with Standing Rock. Watch the video message from Standing Rock Tribal Chairman, David Archambsult II on Facebook page of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Following his example, we will demonstrate with words, resolved action and humble interior prayer. Make a sign and bring it. #NoDAPL. #WaterisLife. #StandwithStandingRock.

Nov 15 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousins Club of OC "Conflicts and controversies about Syria" @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
The speaker is Brice Harris, a retired professor of Middle East history and international relations from Occidental College. He has visited Syria numerous times. Discussion will follow. Please join us and share your ideas.

[Update] Nov 16 Wednesday 5-7pm, Irvine: OC for Climate Action (OCCA) meeting @ UC Irvine Student Center, A311
We have cancelled our regularly scheduled OCCA meeting this month (11/16) in order to instead attend the event at UCI where Nicole Capretz is speaking Our "planning session" will take place at the Veggie Grill across the street from UCI immediately after the event.   Climate Action at UCI w/ BernEaters & College Democrats: https://www.facebook.com/events/1808397932774395/ -- Come get involved with Orange County for Climate Action!   Help us in the pursuit of local climate action - 100% renewable energy for OC and educating on the importance of transitioning to plant-based eating -- and more!   Come join us -- we love both the first-timers and the long-term committed. :)

Nov 16 Wednesday 6:30-9pm, Irvine: Peace & Justice Walk @ Irvine Spectrum
As you know, Trump's values are about as far away from ours as they could possibly be. We cannot be silent while this "normalization" of a venomous, misogynistic, racist, hate-filled person takes the position of President of the United States, leader of the free world, acting as our representative.   We must speak our truth and hold our ground powerfully, peacefully, and publicly-and with dignity. I know it is short notice, but the time is now. If you are able to join us, please do. Moira McGee is assisting in the organization of this, and we are very grateful to this longtime member and Votress for her help.   We will keep it very simple. No one will be allowed to carry their own personal sign. We will gather in front of Edwards Theatres at 6:30 pm at the Irvine Spectrum. Large words will be printed on paper-peace, justice, compassion, love, feminism, etc (all the things we stand for-and we know you stand for, as well) - and Moira will help people pin the paper word to their chests and backs on their shirts.   If you are able to join us, wear white (if you can--if not, dont worry about it) and show up at 6:30 pm, ready to help Moira and me keep everything peaceful and organized. This is now public on Facebook, so anybody can join us, as long as they follow the rules of our walk, which is "remain peaceful, do not engage with bystanders, stay in line."   If you have any questions, please let me know. Call or text me personally at 714/392-0558

Nov 17 Thursday 6-8pm, Costa Mesa: OC Equality Coaliaion Annual Members Meeting & Mixer @ Durty Nelly's, 2915 Red Hill Ave. G101,
We will treat Supporting Members to hors d'oeuvres and drinks while we highlight our 2016 achievements and our plans for the coming year. We will also and introduce and vote on new Board Members at this time.   Entry is complimentary for OCEC Supporting Members and $15 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: ocequality.org

[Postponed] Nov 18 Friday 6pm, Costa Mesa: Trump Protest
We are sorry to inform everyone that this event has been POSTPONED with date and location TBA. We understand that everyone has worked extremely hard to make this event possible. After meeting with the city today about obtaining a permit and discussing safety measures we have decided that continuing this event would be counter productive towards what we are trying to achieve. We have received a lot of threatening messages and comments by some within the community which is heartbreaking. Earlier this week we had been in communication with the police department. They had concerns that they brought to our attention. After hearing these concerns and seeing the reactions from the community, we decided that we can not guarantee the safety of the participants and all of us who organized this event decided the liability is too high and we are not willing to be held responsible for the attendees. We have created a Facebook group where we can all stay connected. Please make sure to join the group. The organizers will be meeting this weekend to discuss a new date and venue for this event. Thank you for your support and again we are so sorry. We love every single one of you.   We are with you, Cameron Kaitlyn Valentina

Nov 19 Saturday noon-3pm, Santa Ana: Stand Up For Standing Rock and No DAPL @ Bank of America, 102 W. 4th St.
Bring your own signs! Say NO to the Dakota Pipeline. The threats this pipeline poses to the environment, human health and human rights are the same as those that were posed by the Keystone XL. The current route of the DAPL will cross over the Ogallala Aquifer (one of the largest aquifers in the world) and under the Missouri River twice (the longest river in the United States). The possible contamination of these water sources makes the Dakota Access pipeline a national threat. Join us in Standing with Standing Rock!

Nov 19 Saturday 1pm, Santa Ana: OC Industrial Workers of the World reorganization meeting @ Gypsy Den, 125 N. Broadway Ave.

Nov 19 Saturday 1:30pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church & State OC Chapter Annual Planning Meeting with Appetizer & Dessert Potluck @ Community Room, Irvine Ranch Water District, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave (at Waterworks).
Discussion: Who's Steering This Thing? Where Are We Going? We need your driving skills in 2017! Join us for a fun meeting of socializing over snacks along with a review of our past year and some thoughts about programs for next year. We want to hear your thoughts about what we're doing right and what we could improve upon. We will also be electing a VP of Programs and a Secretary to serve 2 year terms on our AU OC board. Our doors open at 1:15 for socializing and the meeting starts at 1:30. For more information: Email us at mail@au-oc.org or visit the Orange County AU web site at www.au-oc.org. We are always looking for members who want to step up and help us throughout the year on our Steering Committee.

Nov 19 Saturday 5:30-9pm, Anaheim: CAIR-LA's 20th Anniversary Gala @ Hilton Anaheim, 777 W. Convention.
Speaker lineup for the gala includes Imam Omar Suleiman, Linda Sarsour, Dr. Altaf Husain, Maryum "May May" Ali, Jeremy McLellan. Get your tickets today at cairlabanquet.com. Support your organization and its efforts to counter Islamophobia, protect our civil rights and empower our community.

Nov 20 Sunday 1pm, Santa Ana: OC May Day Coalition meeting @ Centro Cultural de México library, 313 N. Birch St.@

Nov 20 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine @ Duck Club, 15 Riparian (enter off University Dr. and Michelson).
We will be discussing the aftermath of the election and the plans for progressive democrats in Irvine moving forward. Meetings are open to all! Light refreshments provided. Contact us at DemsofIrvine@gmail.com with any questions!

Nov 20 Sunday 4-6pm, Santa Ana: Trans Day of Remembrance @ Sasscer Park, N. Ross W. 4th to Plaza Calle Cuatro
Join us as we remember our fallen brothers and sisters who were taken from us too soon. We will have a solidarity march, guest speakers and a candlelight vigil. The march starts at 4 p.m. at Sasscer Park at N. Ross and W. 4th streets in Downtown Santa Ana and ends at CO4 with speakers and a vigil.   Please join us for a reception at CO4 immediately following the vigil. For more information: http://www.lgbtcenteroc.org/event/trans-day-remembrance-tdor

Nov 20 Sunday 4-7pm, Newport Beach: An Evening of Compassion and Being Together @ Mark Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Road St.
an event to benefit Living Ubuntu. Silent Auction, Raffle, Yummy (Vegan) Food, Interactive Entertainment. Special Guest, Andy Shrader, Dir of Environmental Affairs, Walter Policy and sustainability for Los Angeles City City Councilmember Paul Koretz, will speak on: Radically Alive Planet. Email: info@livingubuntu.org Call: 949-981-2005

Nov 20 Sunday 5-8pm, Irvine: Democratic Foundation of OC Annual Dinner @ The Hilton Irvine, 18800 Macarthur Blvd,
This years honorees are: The Honorable Betty Yee, California State Controller, The Wylie A. Aitken Award for Excellence in Leadership. The Honorable Jerry Patterson, U.S. Congressman (ret.); Mayor of Santa Ana The Richard J. O'Neill Award for Excellence in Service. Melahat Rafiei Political Consultant The Howard Adler Award for Excellence in Service.   For sponsorship/advertising opportunities, click here for details: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/2016sponsorshippackages Please contact Ariana Arestegui via email: info@dfoc.com or phone 714-979-4436 to purchase tickets or sponsiorships

Nov 22 Tuesday noon-1pm, Irvine: Say NO to Trump, Say YES to Standing Rock! @ UCI flagpoles
Come to the flagpoles outside of Aldrich Hall to join members of the UCI American Indian Resource Program, UC-AFT Librarians and Lecturers' union and UAW, which represents Academic Student Employees, for reports back from the Standing Rock resistance encampment, where thousands are protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) including UCI faculty and students. This peaceful, nonviolent solidarity rally invites the UCI community to respond to the election of Donald Trump in creative, positive solidarity with indigenous peoples and voice their loud support for the Constitution, ecological sustainability and for human and civil rights. Support Standing Rock! Black Lives Matter! The people, united, will never be defeated!   Speakers will include Native American student representatives, Black Lives Matter, academic union reps, Senate faculty.

Nov 22 Tuesday 5pm, Irvine: Honoring Councilmember Beth Krom for 16 Years of Dedicated Public Service @ Irvine Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza.
Presentation at 5pm, reception at 6pm. No RSVP required.

Nov 22 Tuesday 5-7pm, Santa Ana: The Black Lives Matter Movement: A Discussion Group Series @ Centro Cultural de México, 313 N. Birch St.
Who Are They?: The Movement for Black Lives and the Remaking of American Democracy In this session, we will cover essential questions: what is the history of the movement? What are the guiding principles? What are some public misconceptions about the movement? How do we distinguish between the organization and the movement? To prepare, please read the following short articles/website sections: BlackLivesMatter Guiding Principles http://blacklivesmatter.com/guiding-principles/ BlackLivesMatter About http://blacklivesmatter.com/about/ - Alicia Garza A herstory of the #BlackLivesMatter movement http://www.thefeministwire.com/2014/10/blacklivesmatter-2/ - BlackLivesMatter Statement 11 Major Misconceptions About the Movement http://blacklivesmatter.com/11-major-misconceptions-about-the-black-lives-matter-movement/ Session will be conducted in English. Meeting will be held every other Tuesday. Questions: biblioteca@elcentroculturaldemexico.org, This discussion is an adoption of the course, "Black Lives Matter" designed by Frank Leon Roberts (frankroberts@nyu.edu)) at BlackLivesMatterSyllabus.com.

Nov 22 Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm, Orange: Military Families Speak Out Peace Rally @ Orange Circle, Chapman and Glassell.
Anyone interested in educating, organizing and changing US foreign policies promoting illegal invasions and occupations, as well as stopping the militarization of the U.S. (High School Military Recruitment, the brutal treatment of undocumented workers, and the criminalization of youth, especially those of color). We do not support any specific party but do support anyone who is working for Peace and Justice. Bring your ideas and enthusiasm! ocpeace.org.

Nov 22 Tuesday, 7:30-9:30pm, Irvine: Annual Thanksgiving Service with University Synagogue and Irvine United Congregational Church @ IUCC, 4915 Alton Pkwy.
Every year we are able to join with, visit, and commune with our brothers and sisters in faith to celebrate and give Thanks in our community. Join us for a wonderful event. Dr. Eric Holder will speak on "Hunger Never Takes a Holiday". Refreshments after the service in Plummer Hall.

Nov 24 Thursday 3-4pm, Huntington Beach: #StandingWithStandingRock Banner Drop @ Huntington Beach Pier, Main Street and PCH.
This Thanksgiving take some time to speak up for the Water Protectors at Standing Rock who are being tear gassed, shot with rubber bullets (still lethal) and doused with water in freezing temperatures in their efforts to protect their water source. We will stand in solidarity with the people of #StandingRock.

Nov 26 Saturday noon-3pm, Santa Ana: NO DAPL, Stand with Standing Rock @ Bank of America, 102 W. 4th St.
Bring your own signs! Say NO to the Dakota Pipeline. The threats this pipeline poses to the environment, human health and human rights are the same as those that were posed by the Keystone XL. The current route of the DAPL will cross over the Ogallala Aquifer (one of the largest aquifers in the world) and under the Missouri River twice (the longest river in the United States). The possible contamination of these water sources makes the Dakota Access pipeline a national threat. Join us in Standing with Standing Rock!

Nov 26 Saturday 5-9pm, Santa Ana: Standing Up for Standing Rock Open Mic @ Centro Cultural de México, 313 N. Birch St.
Join us as we raise our voices to raise awareness for the plight of the indigenous communities in North Dakota fighting the black snake (pipeline). We also honor all communities all over the world who are standing up to corporate powers that are trampling over sacred lands and polluting vital water sources. Indigenous warriors and their allies have bravely been making a stand while being brutalized with pepper spray, water hoses, dogs, batons, and more. The mainstream media has stayed large silent on this issue but we will not let their voices and their struggle be ignored! CALLING ALL ARTIVISTS! Poets, writers, musicians, singers, visual designers, any and all people who want to share their art and their reflections about what is going on right now and what we have to do to support the cause. First come, first sign up, first that goes on! We will have a surprise performer to close the event. Stay tuned for details! We will be collecting donations of money AND supplies (sweaters, sleeping bags, food) to send to the camps with trusted community members that will be going to ND. For more info on how to donate and what supplies visit: http://sacredstonecamp.org/supply-list/

Nov 27 Sunday 12-4pm, Anaheim: Really Really Free Market @ La Palma Park, 1151 N. Anaheim Blvd.
Bring stuff you don't need/want anymore and find stuff you do need/want! If you don't have anything to share you are still welcome to take anything you like. If you are bringing items to share please only bring what you can carry (a bag or two). Try to show up early (not 30 min before we clean up). This will also help us have less to clean up! Bring books, clothes, music, electronics, games, children's toys, art supplies, non-perishable food items, etc. Workshops/ skill sharing are great, such as art w the children, upcycling, informative workshops and more. *POTLUCK so bring any foods stuffs to share! *If you can bring something post what you are bringing! *Any questions? Feel free to ask! *If you would like to share a skill/hold a workshop post it here to bring folx in that are interested! Homophobia, transphobia, sexism, racism, ableism, body shaming, etc. will not be tolerated. The Really, Really Free Market (RRFM) movement is a horizontally-organized collective of individuals who form a temporary market based on an alternative gift economy. The RRFM movement aims to counteract capitalism in a proactive way. It holds as a major goal to build a community based on sharing resources, caring for one another and improving the collective lives of all.

Nov 29 Tuesday 10am-noon, Fountain Valley: CLUE Clergy and Community Meeting @ Congregation B'nai Tzedek, 9669 Talbert Ave.
Please join us for our CLUE Clergy & Community Gathering on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016, 10am-12pm, at Congregation B'nai Tzedek, 9669 Talbert Ave., Fountain Valley, CA 92708. We're hoping for a time of conversation about the economic justice issues that our communities are facing in this critical time to see how together we can bring transformation. Please RSVP if you can join us. Parking: Please drive past the building and turn into the second entrance for parking (as opposed to the first entrance with a small sign saying "Exit only").

Nov 29 Tuesday 6pm, Irvine: PDA OC Chapter General Meeting @ home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River.
PLEASE BRING POT LUCK SNACK FOOD ITEM   INTROS - Your Take: Presidential election, WTF happened?!!!   NATIONAL "Change Makes Change!" "PDA 101" Chapters, IOT's, SC's, PeopleDemandAction 501(c)(4) YPDA Young Progressives Demanding Action   EDUC CONGRESS LETTER DROP/PDA ROUNDTABLE: Debrief www.YouTube.com   IOTs {EWO, HCHR, SGW, ECR, CFTE, ESJ} Working Grps {ERA, EMI), Virtual Phonebank- MikeFox@pdamerica.org - reports   www.pdamerica.org, www.peopledemaningaction.org, Facebook, Twitter, Periscope...   Debrief Campaigns: #StopTPP, ColoradoCare, CA Prop 61, Candidates   Reports: Winslow Group, coalition partners (eg. NNU, OurRevolution)   REGIONAL: Debrief - CA PDA/YPDA, CDP Prog Caucus EBoard San Diego, Candidates Debrief Ballot Measures 18 including Drug Price Reg, Citizens United, Death Penalty, Marijuana, Ammunition, Plastic Bags, Condoms   LOCAL: Candidates - National Focus: Doug Applegate CA49, Nanette Baragan CA44, OC Chapter Endorsed: Bao Nguyen CA46, Ron Varasteh CA45, and NP races Reports: DPOC, Bernie Groups, Coffee/Weekly Disc Groups-Los Amigos, LH Progs, DFA, CHC-OC, MoveOn, Issues Groups, Actions, Announcements...   WEEKLY ORANGE COUNTY PROGRESSIVE www.ocprogressiveevents.info   OPEN DISCUSSION   NEXT MEETING Wednesday December 28, 2016   Dr Bill Honigman c: 949-246-6283, @DrBillH Progressive Democrats of America (PDAmerica) www.pdamerica.org, @pdamerica California State Coordinator and Greater Orange Co CA Chapter Leader

Nov 29 Tuesday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club Meeting @ Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Ave.
We will hold our Big White Board Meeting about how to move forward after our successes in passing Local Measures AA and Y and gaining a majority on the City Council. Everyone is invited. You don't have to be a member to join us for this meeting, so come check us out. (Note: only members can vote on club business.)

new Nov 30 Wednesday 3:30-6:30pm, Orange: DACA Renewal Clinic @ Chapman University, 1 University Dr.
In partnership with Public Law Center, a DACA Renewal Clinic has been set up for at Chapman University. We will not make appointments for Initial DACA Applications, rather this clinic is only for renewals. Public Law Center will review up to 40 DACA Renewal Applications: 15 Appointments at 3:30pm; 15 Appointments at 4:30pm; 10 Appointments at 5:30pm. Please fill out this google form to schedule an appointment or call (714) 727-7627 for assistance. https://goo.gl/forms/YrREAU5m66fP0L5d2 NOTE: Applicant must bring the following to appointment: 1) Copies of initial DACA application, (if they have it) COPIES (FRONT & BACK). 2) Employment Authorization Card (EAD card aka work permit) 3) Social Security Card 4) California ID/ DL 5) DACA approval Notice 6) All criminal records (court outcomes, documents, etc.) 7) All Advance Parole Documents. See important info from Immigrant Legal Resource Center: https://www.ilrc.org/


DECEMBER

new Dec 1 Thursday 5-7pm, Orange: Interactive Training on Nonviolent Protest and De-Escalation @ Beckman 404, Chapman University, 1 University Dr.
RSVP on Orgsync is requested but not required. Refreshments will be provided orgsync.com/22989/forms/232667   Come learn about the advantages of nonviolent protest and how to de-escate police or activst violence if a situation gets out of hand. Chapman University lecturer, Stephanie Knox Cubbon, will be leading this training. Stephanie has been the Director of Education at the Metta Center for Nonviolence, a yoga instructor, and a Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger. She is currently enrolled in a doctoral program at Pacifica Graduate Institute and holds a Master of Arts in Peace Education from the United Nations-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. Topics covered include: -Why and how to keep a protest nonviolent -How to maintain commitment to social change overtime -The usefulness of creative and diverse tactics -The importance of inner peace -Basic information of how to de-escalate police or actvist violence Presented by the Department of Peace Studies with support from the Earl Babbie Research Center, the College of Educational Studies, the Fish Interfaith Center, Civic Engagement Initiatives, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the International Studies program.

Dec 1 Thursday 7-9:30pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace & Justice Coalition screening of "All Things Must Pass" @ Saint Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave.
Free screening. More info at http://www.whittierpeace.org/index.htm#AllThingsMustPass

Dec 3 Saturday 11am-1pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats and South OC Democratic Club Host 2016 Richard O'Neill Holiday Brunch @ Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, 26772 Avery Parkway
Special Guest is Tom Steyer, Environmentalist, Democratic Activist and Philanthropist. Individual tickets $40 per person before Nov. 8; $50 after. Be a club sponsor at levels of $100; $250 for two and reserved seating; $500 includes four and reserved seating. If you can't attend, consider donating. Mail check payable to SOCDC to SOCDC, PO Box 7292, Captistrano Beach 92624. Include your name, guests' names, mailing address, email/phone, occupation and employer. Or, pay online at ACT Blue https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/oneillbrunch. Questions, call Fran Sdao @ 949/462-9862.

new Dec 3 Saturday 11:50am-2:50pm, Santa Ana: Stand with Standing Rock, No DAPL @ 102 W. 4th St.
Bring your own signs! Say NO to the Dakota Pipeline. The threats this pipeline poses to the environment, human health and human rights are the same as those that were posed by the Keystone XL. The current route of the DAPL will cross over the Ogallala Aquifer (one of the largest aquifers in the world) and under the Missouri River twice (the longest river in the United States). The possible contamination of these water sources makes the Dakota Access pipeline a national threat. Join us in Standing with Standing Rock!

new Dec 3 Saturday noon-4pm, Santa Ana: Really Free Market and Community Meeting @ Santiago Park, 2535 N Main St. off Memory and Main (across the street from Mother's Market basically)
Really Really Free Market of Santa Ana is BACK!!!   Bring things you don't need, find things you do! This includes clothes, electronics, food, books, music, tools, and all that stuff you got laying in that corner of your garage!!!   *please only bring what you can carry because we will be stuck with all leftovers at end of the day*
SPECIAL Community assessment/ meeting/ networking with a focus on effects of the election and influence on our community at 2PM -   Got opinions or concerns about the future of this country and our lives in it? Meet your friends and neighbors to discuss what our community needs!   Some things on the agenda: -safety/protection -skills to learn/education -resource gathering   Feel free to bring snacks, stories, and good vibes to share!

new Dec 3 Saturday 1-3pm, Garden Grove: From the Back of the Bus to the Front of the Prison @ Anaheim Marriott Suites, 12015 Harbor Blvd.
Mass Incarceration affects hundreds of thousands of Californians and Millions nationally. Join us to hear from: Speakers: Professor Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow and Dr. Maha Hilal, Executive Director of the National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms Tickets: $15/person until Nov. 30th | $20/person at-the-door. Order online at ticket link. Limited copies of "The New Jim Crow" will be available for purchase for $25 donation. Hosted by Islamic Shura Council of Southern California

Dec 3 Saturday 2:30-5:30pm, Santa Ana: Naui's 10 Year anniversary of doing YouTube videos (nauiocelotl) @ Centro Cultural de México, 313 N Birch St.
POTLUCK OR DONATION: Join me on celebrating 10 years of exposing white supremacist groups. I will be talking about my experiences and will be showing some of my greatest hits. We will also have speakers and talk about the latest with Standing Rock/NoDAPL. Nobody will be turned away for lack funds. Please share this event and invite your friends. https://www.youtube.com/user/nauiocelotl/videos

Dec 3 Saturday 3-5pm, Orange: Progressive and Justice Action of OC @ Hart Park, 701 S. Glassell
Planning for progressive action. Don't just sit there! Organize!

Dec 3 Saturday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: Scott Keltic Knot Album Release Party and Community Forum @ Centro Cultural de México, 313 N Birch St.
23 tracks of revolutionary Hip Hop and speakers:. Radio Santa Ana, Chicanxs Unidxs, Naturalist-for-You (Naturalista), Theresa Smith (Law Enforcement Accountability Network), Programa de Autodefensa Comunitaria, Blue Day Circle, Naui Huitzilopochtli, Jesus Aguirre, Sr., Raiz,. Cafe Centro, Elemental Xpression, Flowerman Productions and Alliances for Base Cleanup, Stop Water Privatization in OC ... & more.

new Dec 4 (1st Sunday) 7:30am-4pm, Huntington Beach: We will again be setting up the Arlington West display on the sands of Huntington Beach. We hope we can have your help.
Volunteers meet at the beach (6th st. north of the pier) at 7:30AM to help unload the trailer and set-up the crosses and other material, and/or come by 4:00PM to help take it down and put it away. We usually need the most help in the morning, though both morning and evening are critical.   Please join us this month. If you have questions contact Jeff at jeff.mfso@earthlink.net

Dec 4 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC Meeting & Birthday Potluck @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
We will be decompressing from the election year and strategizing tactics to continue the revolution! We will also be celebrating GPOC council member José Trinidad Castañeda III's birthday.   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.   We invite you to bring your favorite dish to share for our potluck as well.

new Dec 4 Sunday 3-5pm, Irvine: NLG Legal Observer Training @ Western State College of Law, 1 Banting
sign up at surveymonkey.com/r/nlgtraining

Dec 4 Sunday 4-6pm, Santa Ana: OC Town Hall for Solidarity @ Velvet Lounge, 416 W 4th St.
In our continued efforts to coalition build and create unity across OC, we will be hosting a community townhall.   During this meeting we will be hosting a panel discussion to gather information about immediate needs of the OC community, and to find intersections for organizations to work together, as well as begin to develop working on a long term action plan for responses to civil rights violations, protection for under/non-represesented members of the community, non-violent civil disobedience and more.   Tentative Schedule Welcome and Introductions Panel Discussion Q/A Next Steps   Please join us!   Co-Sponsors DR Heywood Edward Clark Senator Joe Dunn Arab American Civic Council Community Action Fund of PPOSBC International Non Denominational Assemblies Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development Morethanahashtag Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation UUCA - Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim Velvet Lounge

new Dec 4 Sunday 5-8:30pm, Fullerton: After Spring: Film Screening @ Pollak Library, CSUF, 800 N State College Blvd.
A Country Called Syria, in partnership with the Arab Film Festival-Los Angeles, is pleased to invite you to the screening of the compelling film, "After Spring," a feature documentary that focuses on the Syrian refugee crisis.   Tickets are $7 and parking will be complimentary. eventbrite.com/e/after-spring-film-screening-tickets-29537664951 For convenient parking, please enter on Folino Drive (a cross street of Nutwood Avenue) and continue into Lots F or I. These two lots are the closest to the Pollak Library. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hestitate to reach us at acountrycalledsyria@gmail.com.

Dec 4 Sunday 6pm, Fountain Valley: The Democratic Club of West OC Holiday Gala with California State Controller Betty T. Yee (Keynote Speaker) @ Claim Jumper Restaurant, 18050 Brookhurst St.
Cost is $40 in advance by Nov. 28; $45 at the door and includes buffet, desserts and no-host bar. Doors open at 6pm; program at 6:45pm. RSVP & questions to dcwoceventRSVP@yahoo.com or 562/857-9831. Pay by check to DCWOC, PO Box 20036, Fountain Valley 92728. Include occupation and employer. Pay online at https://secure.actblue.com/entity/fundraisers/22336 and RSVP as above.

new Dec 6 Tuesday 5-8pm, Santa Ana: Santa Ana City Council Meeting: Community Land in Community Hands/ICE Free Santa Ana @ Santa Ana City Hall, 20 Civic Center Plz.
Join Santa Ana Building Health Communities at the next Santa Ana City Council meeting to advocate for community land in community hands! We have formed a new organization called THRIVE Santa Ana and we are working with city leaders and staff to get land for the land trust that would be managed by the community. We want affordable housing, microfarms, microbusinesses, skate parks, community gardens, open spaces, and much more! Future development in Santa Ana needs to address and be shaped by the needs of the community.   We are also supporting the agenda items that moves to end the ICE contract in Santa Ana and declare itself a "sanctuary city". Please join local immigrant rights supporters in supporting these policies and urging stronger safeguards and a timely end of the ICE contract to turn Santa Ana into a TRUE Sanctuary City. We will meet outside the Council Chamebers at 5PM. And will be in contact with those who RSVP and who are interested in speaking during public comments.

new Dec 6 Tuesday 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: OC for Climate Action meeting @ Living Ubuntu, 1151 Dove St. #210.
We have been working with Nicole Capretz, author of San Diego's groundbreaking Climate Action Plan. Come join us in planning 'next steps' as we seek for OC cities to emulate the SD plan. The current spotlight is on the city of Irvine, but you don't have to be a resident of that city to get involved. All are welcome. We will also spend a little bit of time at this meeting discussing events for April 2017 EARTH MONTH. -- OCCA emphasizes the need to transition to renewable energy and plant-based eating. --As our team grows, we can do more. Come join us -- we love both the first-timers and the long-term committed. :)

Dec 7 Wednesday 6-9pm, Tustin: OC NOW Annual End of the Year Party & Fundraiser @ Rutabegorz Restaurant, 158 W Main St.
Help us celebrate 2016 and raise money for Orange County National Organization for Women and the many causes and actions we support throughout the year.   We will have a fun and diverse silent auction and raffle - lots of goodies to spend your money on and perhaps find that special gift for that special someone.   The cost of the dinner is whatever you order off the menu - please bring check or cash as we pay one main bill. Checks, credit card, or cash will be accepted for the silent auction winners and the raffle tickets.   Everyone is welcome - feel free to invite family and friends - but please make a reservation so we can be sure to have seating for all.   RSVP Today, to Dr. Kimberly Salter at kimsalter@cox.net or (949) 230-1169   We look forward to seeing you all at this fabulous feminist event!

[Postponed] Dec 7 Wednesday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America - OC Regular Meeting Postponed to Feb. 1, 2017 @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 S. Coast Drive.
Details to be announced.

new Dec 8 Thursday 5-6:30pm, Huntington Beach: ExperTalk Series @ Bolsa Chica Conservancy, 3842 Warner Ave.
Barry Nerhus, a conservation biologist, will be discussing the life history of the Western Pond Turtle (Actinemys marmorata), the only native aquatic turtle in central and northern California. Come join Mr. Nerhus and turtle enthusiasts at Bolsa Chica Conservancy's ExperTalk Series Thursday, December 8th at 5:30pm to learn the cause and effects of their population decline. Drinks and beverages will be available. Space is limited. Please RSVP to ashley@bolsachica.org   Donation $5/person

Dec 8 Thursday 6-9pm, Tustin: National Women's Political Caucus Orange County Annual Holiday Party and Courage to Run Awards @ 10920 Silverado Terrace.
Cost: members $15; non-members $25; registration and membership $75. Register on-line at nwpcoc.org/calendar.

Dec 8 Thursday 7-10pm, Brea/Mission Viejo/Newport Beach/San Clemente: Years of Living Dangerously Watch Parties
@ Brea Congregational Church-United Church of Christ, 300 E. Imperial Hwy., Brea
@ Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23436 Madero, Ste. #140, Mission Viejo
@ Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St, Newport Beach
@ St. Andrew's by-the-Sea UMC, 2001 Calle Frontera, San Clemente
This December, an episode of the acclaimed National Geographic Series Years of Living Dangerously will feature the incredible work of Citizens' Climate Lobby volunteers. Please join our Orange County Central Chapter for a Watch Party as we enjoy the episode and celebrate CCL's successes! The episode will be preceded by a special introduction from Years cast members Bradley Whitford and Don Cheadle and climatologist Katharine Hayhoe. This event is for all ages. Bring your families and friends!

new Dec 9 Friday 12:30-4:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Court Watch: Call for Accountability & Transparency @ Central Justice Center 700 W Civic Center Dr.
Join The People of OC by participating in Court Watch. Go into your local court house and observe criminal court proceedings. There will be meetings before and after each Court Watch action.   Adult court proceedings are public, yet often only those facing charges or witnesses are present to observe what transpires. Let's change that!   Send a message with your contact information if you would like to participate. We offer community service hours and internships.

new Dec 9 Friday 6-9pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd Assembly District Alliance (ADA) Democratic Club's Annual Holiday Party @ IAM District 725, 5402 Bolsa Ave Confirmed Democratic Officials Attending: Lou Correa, US Congressman-elect 46th CD Jim Moreno, Coast Community College District Board of Trustees Kris Beard, Garden Grove City Council Member Rose Espinosa, La Habra City Council Member All Taj, Artesia City Council Member Miguel Canales, Artesia City Council Member Jose Moreno, Anaheim City Council Member-elect Roman Reyna, Santa Ana City Council Member Diana Carey, Westminster City Council Member Myra Villa, Hawaiian Gardens City Council Member Jamison Power, President of Westminster School Board Conner Trout, President of Centralia School Board Chris Apodaca, Vice President of ABC School Board Bonnie Castrey, Huntington School Board Member   The Holiday Party this year features a catered dinner of turkey and all the trimmings, time to mingle with friends, and a short program to include local politicians. This annual party with fellow Democrats can't be missed! Suggested donation is $20.00 per person. Best deal in town!   Doors open at 6:00 PM, Dinner at 6:30 PM, Program at 7:00 PM.   Location: I.A.M Hall at 5402 Bolsa Ave in Huntington Beach See map here: http://bit.ly/2fTNjrf   Contact info: Trung Ta (72nd ADA Chair) 714-642-9590 Ray Cordova (Holiday Party Co-Chair) 562-301-3758 Muhammad Amin (Holiday Party Co-Chair) 714-356-2383

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

new Dec 11 Sunday 10:30am-1:30pm, Irvine: Amnesty International Write for Rights @ IUCC patio, 4915 Alton Pkway.
Every year, during the week of Human Rights Day (10 December), Amnesty International invites its members and the general public to participate in the Write for Rights event. Irvine United Congregational Church will be joining our local AI chapter to offer you the opportunity to write letters to government officials throughout the world on a variety of human rights issues, supporting human rights defenders and protesting prison conditions and the abuses to which these people have been subjected. We will also be sending cards to the prisoners of conscience and activists directly, to encourage them in their struggle. Bring some non-denominational greeting cards with you if you can, and bring a friend, too! Visit www.iucc.org.

new Dec 11 Sunday 4-5:30pm, Costa Mesa: Never Forget Sandy Hook and Victims of Gun Violence @ Fairview Community Church, 2525 Fairview Rd.
Join members of OC's Moms Demand Action group as we create care cards for gun violence survivors. We will also discuss current Moms Demand Action initiatives and ways to get involved with our gun violence prevention organization. Please RSVP in the link below: https://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/4940

Dec 11 Sunday 6:30-9:30pm, Santa Ana: The 2016 Clinton Awards with Orange County Young Democrats @ Home of Sen. Joe Dunn, 1911 N. Heliotrope.
Please join us for an event to support Orange County Young Democrats as we honor those who have been leading the charge to turn Orange County blue. Purchase tickets here: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/wjc2016. College Students $20 early / $25 late; Young Democrats * Due Paying Members $25 early / $35 late; Young Professionals $35 early/ $45 late; Young at Hearts $45 early / $50 late; Ally Sponsor $120; Advocate Sponsor $350; Champion Sponsor $1000; Victory Sponsor $2000.

new Dec 12 Monday noon-3pm, Costa Mesa: Protect Free Speech Rally OC, Solidarity w Olga Cox @ Orange Coast College Campus, 2701 Fairview Rd.
URGENT CALL TO ACTION: We need your help in protecting our rights on College Campus(es)! Join us on Monday for a rally in support of/solidarity with Professor Olga Cox! Orange Coast College Republican Club is attacking a professor for expressing her beliefs following Trump's election. They are promoting a video online (link below) that was taken without consent- which is illegal. Olga Cox has been an advocate on campus for students who fear that they will not be safe in the next four years. Allowing a group of students to have power in determining what political discourse is permitted in the classroom is an attack on the First Amendment, and an attack on safe learning environments. The Republican Club at OCC wants to make an example out of Olga Cox to intimidate students and faculty. It is *imperative* that we do everything in our power to protect the rights of educators and students in order to block fascism and white supremacy from taking hold of our learning environments. If Olga Cox is reprimanded for this, it will not only set a precedent for OCC, but for college campuses in general. Join us in showing solidarity with Olga at a rally on Monday at the Free Speech area 12-2pm Joshua Martinez- President of Young Republicans Club- will be there throwing a counter rally. Message from OCC Feminist Club Vice President, Daniel Adam Mercado: "This is the time where our voices will be heard and where allies can show their allyship. We have the strength to smash fascism and white supremacy on campus, we will not let it silence us" http://www.coastreportonline.com/campus_news/news/article_7b01d848-be7a-11e6-b451-d7421990ac4a.html http://www.ocregister.com/articles/college-737827-students-instructor.html

new Dec 13 Tuesday 5:30pm, Capistrano Beach: Progressives of South Orange County Holiday Party @ Agostino's Ristorante Italiano, 34700 Coast Hwy.
Please join us for a holiday party plus an airing of opinions about the election and predictions for what is in store for the country. Rather than having a single speaker, we are inviting everyone attending to join and share their wisdom and opinions. We will try to keep remarks short, about 5 minutes each. Please add a note to your RSVP if you wish to contribute a few remarks. Time permitting we will also invite anyone from the audience to join in the discussion. Please RSVP as soon as possible. We must notify the restaurant the week before so they can arrange tables, hire staff, and plan food. RSVP to: SOCProgressives@gmail.com

new Dec 14 Wednesday 3pm, Huntington Beach: State Lands Commission (SLC) Meeting on Proposed Poseidon Resources Seawater Desalination Factory @ Huntington Beach Central Library, Talbert Room, 111 Talbert Ave.
The Commission staff will present exhibits from 3 to 7pm and take public comment on the "scope" of a new EIR for the proposal from 4 to 7pm. The State Lands Commission has to approve a revised or supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) because Poseidon has significantly modified the proposal since the previous SEIR was approved in 2010. We think the new plan is still illegal. It's as simple as this: they can't keep killing marine life and degrading ocean water quality if there are better ways to design and build desal facilitiesand there are clearly better ways. It is important to have local turnout at this meeting. That's why we invite you to join us. If you agree with us, please support us at the meeting. If you are opposed to this project and wish to speak during "public comments", please contact us at info@R4RD.org for a well-reasoned list of our concerns and recommendations for SLC staff.

new Dec 14 Wednesday 5-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Candelight Vigil for Aleppo @ Fairview Community Church. 2525 Fairview Rd.
"Whoever saves one life, it is as if they have saved all humanity." - Qur'an 5:32   PIA calls on all people of faith to join in prayers for the protection of the people of Aleppo, and also to take specific actions to support them and all other Syrians. We are gathering to pray for and act on behalf of the people of Aleppo, Syria. Please join us for an evening of prayer, reflection and candlelight vigil.

new Dec 14 Wednesday 7-8:30pm, Irvine: Distinctive Voices: A Climate for Change with Katharine Hayhoe @ The Beckman Center, 100 E. Academy St.
Hayhoe, Associate Professor and Director of Climate Science Center, Texas Tech University, is a well known, esteemed climate scientist whose research has earned her numerous academic accolades. More info at http://www.nasonline.org/programs/distinctive-voices/

new Dec 15 Thursday 4-5pm, Newport Beach: Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises @ 4001 Suite A Birch St.
Flowering Seed Studio and Living Ubuntu are hosting an unfacilitated group TRE® session. This group is intended for those who have previously learned the exercises and have the ability to adequately self-regulate while doing them without needing assistance from a facilitator. This session is designed to provide a group experience for anyone that already practices TRE® individually and feels they would benefit from getting to do it with others.   - There is hard flooring in the studio -- please bring a mat. - Participation in somatic exercises, while safe and effective, could lead to physical or emotional upset. Each participant needs to stay within their own physical and emotional ability. - While this group is free to attend, donations to cover the venue cost would be greatly appreciated. - This group will be ongoing, (typically) on the first and third Thursdays of each month. - RSVP to info@livingubuntu.org   ***Please note: TRE® will be not explained or taught in this group and it is not open to participants seeking their first experience. To schedule an introductory session, please contact us.   For more info about TRE®, visit: traumaprevention.com

new Dec 17 Saturday 11am-1pm, Santa Ana: Asamblea-#AltoTrump! @ Centro Cultural de México, 313 N. Birch St.
Asamblea #AltoTrump en Santa Ana!   Trump has ascended to the White House fueled by hate and fear. We must expect the worst and prepare our communities for what may come. Join us for a community assembly to share info, get involved, and learn what tools and trainings are available. It's time to build the national resistance to Trump's agenda.   * translation and childcare provided   Ya que Trump está por ir hacer decisiones en la Casa Blanca, creando odio y temor en la comunidad indocumentada. Tenemos todxs que unir las fuerzas colectivas para sacar para delante nuestros derechos. Queremos invitarlxs a está asamblea para que la comunidad nos informe más sobre las preguntas de usual y más comunes que se hicieron con la elección. A que involucrarnos de todas formas necesarias. Va venir la organización de Resilience OC para respaldarnos!@

new Dec 17 Saturday 2:30-5:30pm, Anaheim: Stop Donald Trump's anti-Muslim racist agenda @ 570 S Brookhurst St.
We must unite to fight this monster that is attacking Muslims and innocent refugees. Join people of all ethnicities to fight back racism and bigotry, Bring signs, and a friend.

new Dec 17 Saturday 5-8pm, Anaheim: OCCCO's End of the Year Holiday Celebration @ 310 W Broadway
Join us this Saturday for our End of the Year Holiday Celebration! It will take place at our office's hall starting at 5pm through 8pm. We will have child care for families,amazing food, karaoke, games and much more!   Vengan a celebrar con nosotros este Sabado a nuestro celebro del fin del Año! Se llevará a cabo en el Salon Paroquial de nuestra oficina empezando de 5 and 8 de la tarde. Tendremos cuidado de niños, comida buena, karaoke, juegos y mucho mas!

new Dec 18 Sunday 1-4pm, Costa Mesa: Stand 4 Aleppo @ South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St.
Feel helpless? Want to help people in Aleppo, but don't know how? You have probably been seeing the brutal and inhumane atrocities that are going on in Syria and wondering what you can do about it. Come out and express your voice this Sunday, December 18th, 2016 with Syrian American council and other community memebrs in protest against the acts of violence that the Syrian Regime is inflicting on its own people. Enough is ENOUGH. Now is our time to get out there and have our voice be heard. There will also be some action items that will be discussed at the event.

new Dec 18 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine Holiday Potluck Party @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club
Join the Democrats of Greater Irvine for our Holiday Potluck Party. We will be meeting at our usual place, the Duck Club of Irvine at 15 Riparian off University and Michelson. Doors open at 2pm, with short program at 2:30pm to discuss Board Elections in 2017, our club going forward, and the status of our new City Council. We ask attendees to bring a dish, snack, or beverage for everyone to enjoy as part of our potluck.

new Dec 18 Sunday 4:30-7:30pm, Irvine: Candlelight Vigil to Defend Democracy @ City of Irvine City Hall, 1 Civic Center Plz.
We are planning a local candellight vigil here in Orange County, CA, for Sunday, December 18, in the spirit of the actions taking place at statehouses across the country on D18 and D19. We will use the vigil to call upon our elected officials and the Electoral College to defend the integrity of our democracy. It is symbolic. It is a public display in support of electors to vote their conscience the next morning We also aim for the action to be fun, and to embody ways that we #LeadWithLove as we challenge the normalizing of hate.   If you are not already headed to Sacramento, come be part of this local action!   At the vigil, we will circulate a set of letters we will have prepared to deliver to the local offices of the seven OC-based members of Congress the next morning. We'll invite you to sign the letters. That way, when we next mobilize with Congress-specific aims, they will know who we are and what values we are calling them up to uphold.   -- Abby Reyes and Joyce Perry

new Dec 19 Monday 5:30-9pm, Santa Ana: SABHC End of Year Celebration @ 2555 Santiago St.
Santa Ana Building Healthy Communities invites all members who have been part of SABHC, steering committee, workgroups, organisations and their base to CELEBRATE a year full of accomplishments and resilience.   With Live music, food, piñatas and more.

new Dec 19 Monday 6-8:30pm, San Clemente: Holiday Feel the Love Mixer @ Hapa Js 2016 S El Camino Real
Hosted by: Democratic Women of South OC Time to cheer up, mix it up with our like-minded liberal & lovely women, vent a little, drink a bit, eat a bunch ('cuz that's what we do this time of year) and celebrate the season together. Bring all the friends and men you want! No set price, just RSVP and order when you get there! RSVP with the total number in your party to contact@dwsoc.org by December 15

new Dec 20 Tuesday 4-9pm, Santa Ana: ICE Free Santa Ana: City Council Meeting @ 22 Civic Center Plz.
This Tuesday the Santa Ana City Council will be making a decision over the Sanctuary City ordinance to begin the process of strengthening safeguards against the deportations of the city's immigrant community.   Please join local immigrant rights supporters in supporting this historic policy and urging the city to turn Santa Ana into a TRUE Sanctuary City.   We will have a rally at 4pm and then meet outside the Council Chambers at 5PM. And will be in contact with those who RSVP and who are interested in speaking during public comments.   -Orange County Immigrant Rights Policy Working Group

new Dec 20 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousins Club Meeting Will Remember Co-Founder Ted Shapin's Life and Contributions @ Irvine Ranch Water District, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
We will also celebrate Chanukah and Christmas as these holidays relate to our mission of peace and justice. We invite you to bring a poem or song or reading. Snacks are also welcome. The entrance is on the far left of the parking lot, and "Community Meeting Room" is on the door. It is between the 5 freeway and the 405. Get off the 5 freeway at Sand Canyon and go south to Waterworks Drive, make a U-Turn and turn right into the parking lot. Or exit the 405 freeway at Sand Canyon, go north to Waterworks Drive, and turn right into the parking lot. Annual Cousin Club dues are $10.

new Dec 21 Wednesday, 4:30-7pm, Anaheim: National Homeless Person's Memorial Day @ Santa Ana River Trail near the Big A
This is an event held in other places in the U.S. always during the winter solstice on Dec. 21st. Traditionally, the event is named "The Longest Night" because Dec. 21st is the shortest day for most Americans who have a place to come home to at days end, but it is the Longest Night for those who do not have a home. It is a valuable opportunity for communities to show compassion to those experiencing homelessness especially so close to the holidays when many homeless people struggle with the frustrations of being disconnected from friends and families due to their homeless conditions. It is also an opportunity of homeless people to honor the memories of homeless friends and their extended homeless families who struggled only to lose their lives in homelessness. It is an event worhty of your contributions mostly of time and effort. Many volunteers in the past have reported that participating in these events inspired joyful emotions and satified their spirits. We will need donations of every kind that are available with your help. I am going to open a GoFundMe account within the next day to buy a heck of a lot of pizza, soft drinks and anything else that we need to purchase. I will be here all night because it's getting closer to the event and I'm way behind in geeting these donations arranged I would be happy to answer any questions regarding the event so feel free to message me at FB send an email or make a call to me.   (714) 472-8459 gbmetro@gmail.com

new Dec 21 Wednesday, 7-10pm, Anaheim: Report Back From Standing Rock @ Vault Hookah Lounge & Patio Dining, 2951 W Ball Rd.
We are proud to have taken part in this struggle as allies of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe by sending Palestinian American delegations in partnership with Activate Labs and the Palestinian Youth Movement to Standing Rock to learn, offer support, share stories, and help water protectors in the front lines.   The struggle is not over yet. Many native people are skeptical and will remain in Standing Rock until the project completely ends.

new Dec 27 Tuesday 5-7pm, Santa Ana: The Black Lives Matter Movement: A Discussion Group Series @ Centro Cultural de México, 313 N. Birch St.
Topic:   What Do "They" Want? Approaching The Policy Demands of BLM   Contrary to what mainstream media would have us believe, black lives matter has always been a movement organized around specific sets of demands. Though it is true that these demands have been varied and shifting, the fact remains that BLM has always had concrete demands (whether it be the early demand that Police Officer Darren Wilson be indicted for the killing of teenager Michael Brown or the more recent demand that police departments across the nation be defunded and demilitarized). We will focus on the history of the movement's shifting demands. In an attempt to respond to the often-asked question "What do they want?" - we will closely examine the 2016 platform statement of the Movement for Black Lives. Finally, we will also seek to put pressure on the assumption that policy/legislative reform is the most valuable way to measure the "success" of a social justice movement.   Read:   The Movement for Black Lives, Platform + click through Demands "A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom, and Justice" (available in English/ Spanish/ and French!) https://policy.m4bl.org/platform/   adapted from blacklivesmattersyllabus.com

New Dec 28 Wednesday 6pm, Irvine: PDA OC Chapter General Meeting @ home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River.
PLEASE BRING POT LUCK SNACK FOOD ITEM   INTROS - Your Take: The Trump Regime, how to resist and replace?!   NATIONAL "Change Makes Change!" "PDA 101" Chapters, IOT's, SC's, PeopleDemandAction 501(c)(4) YPDA Young Progressives Demanding Action   www.pdamerica.org, www.peopledemaningaction.org, Facebook, Twitter, Periscope...   IOTs {EWO, HCHR, SGW, ECR, CFTE, ESJ} Working Grps {ERA, EMI), Virtual Phonebank- MikeFox@pdamerica.org - reports   EDUC CONGRESS LETTER DROP/PDA ROUNDTABLE: Debrief www.YouTube.com   Reports: HNW Campaign, Keith Ellison for DNC Chair, Winslow Group, coalition partners (eg. NNU, OurRevolution)   REGIONAL: Debrief - HNW Campaign, Keith Ellison for DNC Chair, Winslow Group, coalition partners (eg. NNU, OurRevolution)   LOCAL: Reports: Final race results, Applegate CA49, Nguyen CA46, Varasteh CA45, Newman SD29, Quirk-Silva AD65, Moreno Anaheim, Fox Irvine   DPOC, Bernie Groups, Coffee/Weekly Disc Groups-Los Amigos, LH Progs, DFA, CHC-OC, MoveOn, Issues Groups, Actions, Announcements...   OPEN DISCUSSION   NEXT MEETING Wednesday December 28, 2016   Dr Bill Honigman c: 949-246-6283, @DrBillH Progressive Democrats of America (PDAmerica) www.pdamerica.org, @pdamerica California State Coordinator and Greater Orange Co CA Chapter Leader

New Dec 28 Wednesday 7pm, Irvine: Coordinating the Trump Resistance @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club
We are still meeting on January 15, 2017, for our first meeting of the new year. However, we want to pre-plan some coordinating activities. I have managed to get the Duck Club for Wednesday, Dec 28 in the evening.   Everyone is invited from every progressive group to join in brainstorming resistance to the probable Trump administration actions. We are meeting at the Duck Club in Irvine, 15 Riparian View, Wednesday, December 28 at 7:00 pm. The agenda will be to see how we could coordinate our actions for more power.   I will be bringing material provided by the Courage Campaign on bills just entering the California legislative system. They deal with protection of our California immigrant population in case there are deportation actions by the Trump administration.   At our first meeting in 2017, Jan 15 at 4:30, we will also have new materials from MoveOn.org, AND we'll be making signs for the big Women's Marches on January 21.   You are invited to join us and bring anyone interested. Snacks and beverages to share are welcome!   Sharon Toji   949 929-6512


2017

JANUARY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Jan 22 Sunday 12:30pm, Irvine: Before the Flood Movie @ Plumer Hall, Irvine United Congregational Church, 915 Alton Pkwy.
In this 90 minute film, follow Leonardo DiCaprio as he travels around the glove to witness first hand the devastating effects of climate change and what needs to be done to solve the climate crisis. Meet the experts, explore the science behind climate change and discover the solutions we can implement today. Sponsored by IUCC GREENfaith Committee, IUCC Adult Education Ministry, IUCC Advocates for Peace & Justice Ministry.

New Jan 22 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine January Meeting (New Board Election) @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club
Join the Democrats of Greater Irvine for our January Club Meeting! We will be holding elections for our new Board which includes: Chair, 1st Vice Chair, 2nd Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer.   Our meetings are free and open to all, but in order to vote on our new board you must pay your 2017 club dues of $30 per individual or $50 per couple. You can pay at the meeting or online at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/dgi_membership_2017

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

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

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

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

NEW Jan 24 Tuesday 7pm, Tustin: Resistance Meet Up @ Starbucks, 2959 El Camino Real
Come meet other Resistance members. We will share stories, review strategies, and plan for action. https://www.facebook.com/events/140497906451943

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

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

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


FEBRUARY

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

NEW Feb 1 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC Regular Meeting @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 S. Coast Dr., Metropointe Ctr.
Special guest will be Fran Sdao, recently elected Chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County. She will discuss the opportunities and challenges Democrats face locally. We will also hear from local activists on strategies for resisting the Trump and Republican agenda. Social hour begins at 6:30pm, meeting at 7:15. Admission is free. Please join us and bring a friend for a night of progressive action. If you have any questions, please email dfaoc.comm@gmail.com. Visit http://orangecountydemocrats.com/ for information about Democratic Party activities.

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

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


MARCH

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


REPEATING EVENTS

O. C. Catholic Worker - Volunteer Schedule occatholicworker.org

Mondays, 7:30am, Laguna Hills: Neighborhood Democratic Discussion Group at Starbucks Coffee, 25630 Alicia Parkway, across from Laguna Hills High School.

Tuesdays, 4-5pm, Tustin Stand in Peace Tustin Common Ground (embracehumanity.com) is a spiritual community in the City of Tustin. Each Tuesday afternoon from 4 to 5 PM, several members come together at the intersection of Prospect Ave and Irvine Blvd (northwest corner) to hold signs that read "Imagine Peace". Carol Marshall 714-961-5439 camarshall7@sbcglobal.net meetup.com/common-ground-spiritual-center/calendar/vvbknypcbhc

(3rd Tuesday), 5:30-7 pm, Orange:  Bring our troops home protest, sponsored by MFSO at the Traffic Circle in Old Towne Orange. Bring an anti-war sign and wear pink or black!

[Canceled] (2nd & 4th Tuesdays) 6:30 PM, Fullerton:  Drinking Liberally (drinkingliberally.org) Drinking Liberally meets at Table Ten in Fullerton, 124 W. Commonwealth Ave. in the SoCo District (Harbor/Commonwealth). We begin around 6:30pm. Our location is just one block from the Fullerton Transportation Center so you can take the bus or the train. We are on the patio in warm weather or front bar in cold weather. $6.00 burgers every Tuesday and a few specials just for us. It is time to rouse the North! Contact: orangecounty@drinkingliberally.org or (714) 955-7765

(4th Tuesdays) 6:30-8:30pm, Locations Vary (usually Tustin):  National Women's Political Caucus of OC monthly meeting This is a pot luck; please bring a dish to share with 4-6 people. Guest speakers each month. Please visit nwpcoc.org/calendar for location, meeting details, and to RSVP.

Tuesdays, 7pm, Santa Ana Junta de Voluntarios/Volunteer Meeting El Centro Cultural de México, 313 N. Birch Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701 elcentroculturaldemexico.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(2nd Wednesday), 7-10pm, Santa Ana: CopWatch Santa Ana General Meeting/Community Forum El Centro Cultural de México, 313 N Birch St
You are invited to come participate in direct-action based barrio organizing against the police state. Every 2nd wed. of the month at 7pm.   Professional childcare will be provided.   Agents of the state including the Santa Ana Police Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement are NOT welcomed.

(Usually 4th Wednesday), 7 pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC Green Valley Adult Clubhouse (in the Green Valley neighborhood, south of Mile Square Park, off Warner Ave.),17250 Los Jardines West, Fountain Valley
Doors open at 6:30PM, program begins at 7:00 PM (speaker would start about 7:20 PM and speak until 8:30 PM, according to speaker's wishes with time for Q & A). check website for holiday and summer schedule and special events. DemClubofWestOC.org

Thursdays, 7:30-10:30 am, Santa Ana:  Los Amigos de Santa Ana, a progressive networking group, meets at Mariscos Zamora Restaurant 3701 W. McFadden Ave, #H, Santa Ana, 92704, (714)650-9287

(1st & 3rd Thursdays), 6:30-8:30 PM, Irvine:  pints and politics are suspended momentarily while we look for a new location. destiny@club48democrats.com

(1st Thursday), 6-9PM, Fullerton:  Democrats of North Orange County (DNOC), Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, Dinner at 6, Meeting begins at 7. Contact: Pete Anderson, President petedem04@gmail.com

(1st Thursday) 7-9 PM, Whittier Whittier Area Peace & Justice Coalition Movie Night
St. Matthias Episcopal Church - Chase Room, 7056 Washington Avenue, Whittier, CA 90602
1st Thurs-Movie night; 2nd Thurs-Steering Committee; 3rd Thurs "Teach in" meeting - Peace and Justice Work whittierpeace.org

Suspended (3rd Thursday), 7pm, Progressive Network Conference Call Third Thursday, every month 7 PM. To listen in to announcements , plans, and requests for help from other progressive in OC, call 949-954-3015 and enter 57169 when prompted for a pin number. These calls are open to the public, so you can also participate by registering with Calliflower.com and searching for the Progressive Network OC Monthly Call. To present information about your event, organization, or issue, you must be a registered user at Calliflower.com. For more information email lindamay@ocequality.com

4th Thursdays 6:30pm - if you wish to speak, please arrive by 6:15 to fill out a speaker's form, Irvine Green Ribbon Committee meeting 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine

Thursdays 8-11 PM, Costa Mesa:  Drag Show Fun Raiser Potatoe Skins & Platform Shoes - Party with a Purpose
Durty Nelly's Irish Pub 2915 Red Hill Ave Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Every Thursday, starting August 27th, "Durty Nelly's" is hosting a fundraiser for various charities in OC. Admittance is $10 which includes the show. Come enjoy yourself and support our Community! Durty Nelly's Irish Pub 2915 Redhill Ave. Costa Mesa

1st & 3rd Thursdays 8:30 PM, Santa Ana Drinking Liberally (drinkingliberally.org) a no-agenda social club for local progressives, meets at Bistro 400, 400 W, 4th St (Parking on Birch) Contact: orangecounty@drinkingliberally.org or (714) 955-7765

(2 Thursdays) 6:30 PM, Huntington Beach Drinking Liberally (drinkingliberally.org) King's Fish House, 7691 Edinger Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Contact: Louise Stewardson 714-356-6559 HuntingtonBeachg@drinkingliberally.org Jut a reminder that we are back to our "normal" 2nd Thursday of each month. Next get-together is March 14th. See you then, Tim and Susan

(2nd Thursday) 7-9PM, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats Meeting
Bistro 400 400 W. 4th Street Santa Ana, CA 92701 OCYD.net

Thursdays 7 PM, Rancho Santa Margarita Drinking Liberally (drinkingliberally.org), a no-agenda social club for local progressives, meets at Canyon Fireside Grille 22312 El Paseo Rancho Santa Margarita California 92688 Contact: rsm@drinkingliberally.org.

Fridays 7:30am, Huntington Beach: Informal "Blue HB" Coffeeklatch at Natale's Cafe, 7251 Warner, between Gothard & Goldenwest. Contact: Vern Nelson 724-235-VERN

Fridays 8 am, San Juan Capistrano:  Informal discussion of local issues at Playhouse San Juan

(2nd Friday) 6:30pm, Anaheim: Potluck for Progressives. Sponsored by the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim CA 92805. uuanaheim.org

(1st Friday) 7:30pm, Huntington Beach: OC Nation Group meets at the home of a member in Newport Beach for a two-hour discussion on current political and social topics. There is often a guest speaker limited to 20 minutes and an extended Q&A session. Contact: Allan Beek +1 (949) 645-1419 abeek@flash.net

Fridays 7:30-9pm, Santa Ana: Did you know that a new Transgender Support Group is forming at Church of the Foothills? The group will be meeting on the third Friday of the Month, from 7:30-9:00 PM in the Sr. High Room. Called "TG Rainbow", this all inclusive transgender support group will be holding their first meeting will be Friday, July 16. For more information about the group go to www.mach25media.com/tgr.html or contact Michelle Evans at mach25@sbcglobal.net or 949-770-0702.

(1st & 3rd Fridays) 5-6pm Costa Mesa: Women In Black Harbor and Newport, Costa Mesa, CA Women in Black is a world wide peace group. We protest silently, wearing all black and holding signs.

Fridays 56pm Costa Mesa: Street corner protest against Colonial Occupation from Iraq to Palestine to Haiti at the corner of Bristol and Anton across from the South Coast Plaza Contact: Chuck Anderson, quetzalcoatl38@aol.com, (714) 956-5037

Fridays 5:30pm, Santa Ana: OC DREAM Team Coalition Meeting (istillhaveadream.org) Centro Cultural de México 313 N. Birch Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701 Santa Ana, CA 92701 Contact: Minerva S. Gómez (714) 376-8065

(1st Friday) 7:30pm, Newport Beach: OC Nation Group meets on the First Friday of every month at 7:30pm at the home of a member for two hours of discussion of current political or social topics. Often there is a guest speaker. We limit speakers to 20 minutes because we want to have an extended question and answer session and expound our own opinions.   Contact:   Allan Beek 949.645.1419 abeek@flash.net

(2nd Friday of the month) 6:45pm, Anaheim: Program for Progressives. Networking from 6:45pm to 7:15pm. Program begins at 7:15pm. Sponsored by the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim CA 92805. Networking begins at 6:45pm, featured presentation at 7:15pm. For more information, please visit our website at uuanaheim.org

(Last Friday of the month) 7pm, Anaheim - UUCA Interweave, a gay/straight alliance which supports and addresses the needs and concerns of LGBT people, welcomes you to a potluck dinner and meeting held on the last Friday of the month at 7pm. UUCA Interweave is affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim CA 92805. For more information please visit the church website at uuanaheim.org, email uucainterweave@gmail.com, or follow us on Facebook.

[Canceled] Saturdays, 9-11am, IrvineWeekly Democratic Kaffee-Klatch I am suspending, until further notice, our Kaffee-Klatch. We have been meeting continuously since January 3, 2009, but there is little interest in political discussion for discussion's sake, so I'm not going to be there in the future. If there are at least four people who would like to continue, let me know, and we can see about resuming. Sharon Toji 9499296512 htoji@cox.net

Saturdays, 9am-2pm, IrvineOC Green Market OC's First Eco-friendly Open Air Market! is located on the beautiful Irvine Valley College Campus, 5500 Irvine Center Dr. and is open every Saturday from 9am - 2pm - rain or shine. Admission is free.   IVC policy requires that every parked car has a valid single use parking permit. A single use parking permit costs $2 per day. Cars not displaying a valid permit will receive a citation beginning at $20. Permit dispensers are located near parking lots #3 & #5. Signs will be posted.   For questions, comments or more information please email info@ocgreenmarket.com or call 714 717 4424.   ocgreenmarket.com

Saturdays, 9:30-11:30am, OrangeConnecting Communication Event the LGBT Center in OC will host a Connecting Communication/Nonviolent Communication Practice Group
1605 N. Spurgeon St. Santa Ana, CA 92701 Please email David Esch to sign up davidbrianesch@gmail.com thecenteroc.org Peace and Equality will not happen without connection--learn why and how.

(2st Saturday), 10am-noon, Irvine: OC Peace Coalition General Meeting @ the new Friends meeting house, 2091 Business Center Dr, Suite 100, Irvine 92612 ocpeace.org

[Canceled] 1st Saturday, 11am-12:30am, Laguna Woods: JOIN US FOR PEACE! Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods Village's Steering Committee voted to restart the People for Peace ad hoc committee. Monthly demonstrations for peace will take place on the First Saturday of every month, at the corner of El Toro & Valencia. Please call or email Margaret Pearlman margaretpearlma@yahoo.com for more information

Saturdays, 11am-1pm, Laguna BeachLaguna Beach Peace Vigil We meet every Saturday at Main Beach (PCH and Ocean Ave). Join the longest running peace vigil in the US. More info at https://www.facebook.com/LagunaBeachPeaceVigil

[Moved] (Last Saturday), 11am-12:30pm, Seal BeachSENIOR PATRIOTS FOR PEACE Demonstration moved to Last Wednesday

First Sundays, 9am-noon, Costa Mesa:  Habitat Restoration Program at Talbert Regional Park. Join the Banning Ranch Conservancy to meet new people, learn more about natural history, and contribute to the health of environment and community. There is no special knowledge or skill required. Tools, gloves and water are provided by OC Parks. For more information, or to sign up as a volunteer call 949/923-2275 or email cblack949@hotmail.com or unbic@ocpark.com.

Sundays, 9:45-10:45am, Anaheim:  Adult Forum. All adults are welcome to join a group discussion on topics of social and/or political interest, co-facilitated by Ruth Shapin and Edward Dunvan. Held at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805. Phone: (714)758-1050. uuanaheim.org For further information call the phone number above, or Ruth at 714-567-0188, or see the above website.

Sundays, 12-1pm, Huntington Beach:  Enough! Every Sunday from noon to 1pm,
Huntington Beach: At Main St. and PCH S/W corner For more info. Contact, Albert afitguy@excite.com Dorrine quitetherebel@hotmail.com theyoungturks.com/section/Enough dfalink.com/event.php?id=25376

Sundays, noon-2pm: AnaheimProtest Against Police Brutality Anaheim Police Department, 425 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, California 92805 We will be protesting on Sunday....Please come out and support us in our effort to bring awareness to the community in our effort to get justice!!! youtube.com/watch?v=MST4RhWdlMQ

Sundays, 3pm, Cerritos:  The newly formed Southeast L.A. chapter of Progressive Democrats of America will be meeting every Sunday at 3pm, starting April 17. Location: Starbucks at the Cerritos Towne Center, 12751 Towne Center Drive Suite N-3, Cerritos, CA 90703-8588.

Sundays, 3 pm, Santa Ana:  Santa Ana Food Not Bombs (foodnotbombs.net/california.html) meets every Sunday @ 3pm to share fresh and healthful vegan food with the community because food is a right, not a privilege. Our local picnic location is at Sasscer Park at Civic Center and Ross Street across from the Santa Ana Library. For information on volunteering, please come meet us in person and we will point you in the right direction for the following week. Thanks for your interest. Much love and solidarity. It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Food Not Bombs Santa Ana will be taking a hiatus due to lack of interest by volunteers. We have had 4 volunteers holding this group together for about a year now, and we just don't have the energy to do it alone. Many call outs, parties and requests for meetings have not been able to hold us up. Please feel free to message us and if interest returns we may be able to pass the torch to a new group of volunteers.   So, we will not be serving until further notice. The core volunteers that are left in this over 10 year old chapter are very sad to have this happen, but we don't have the time we used to. We have served faithfully together for lots of Sundays and thank everyone who came out to help.

Sundays, 7-8 pm, Huntington Beach:  "Visualize world peace, surf city style" at Main St. & Pacific Coast Highway,  Bring a covered candle just help hold up the banner (no signs please; the banner says it all!).  Contact: mtheriault@socal.rr.com.


Addresses

Clubhouse 1, 24232 Calle Aragon, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 2, 24112 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 3, 23822 Avenida Sevilla, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 5, 24262 Punta Alta, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 6, 5365 Algarrobo, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 7, 24111 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.

Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Avenue, Irvine, CA 92618   in the same parking lot as the Irvine Ranch Water District Offices. Turn in the driveway off of Sand Canyon as usual, but just after the island in the middle of the driveway ends, turn LEFT and park as far to the left of the new building as possible. The new Community meeting room is on the far left side of the new building The entrance is on the far left of the parking lot and "Community Meeting Room" is on the door.
Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 1a5 Riparian Way, Irvine 92612 irwd.com/images/pdf/education/SJWS%20Map%20Aug%202012.pdf
Irvine Ranch Water District neither supports nor endorses the cause nor activities of organizations which use the District's meeting rooms that are made available as a public service.

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

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

Centro Cultural de México   313 N. Birch Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701   elcentroculturaldemexico.org
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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

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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