Weekly Orange County Progressive


Monday February 20, 2017     Issue No. 672


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

new Jan 31 Tuesday 1pm, Huntington Beach: #ResistTrumpTuesday Rohrabacher2.0 with IndivisibleOC48

Jan 31 Tuesday 3-6pm, Irvine: Stop the Muslim Ban! Smash the Wall! Demand Action from Walters!

new Jan 31 Tuesday 5:30-10pm, Irvine: No Ban No Wall

new Jan 31 Tuesday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club

new Jan 31 Tuesday 7-9:30pm, Orange: Homeless Town Hall Forum

Jan 31 (last Tuesday) 7:15-9pm, Irvine: Amnesty International group 178 meeting

FEBRUARY

new Feb 1 Wednesday 11:40am-12:40pm, Orange: Chapman Students Against Xenophobia

new Feb 1 Wednesday 5-6pm, Irvine: College Democrats at UCI - Julio Perez OCLF

new Feb 1 Wednesday 5-6pm, Irvine: Students Advocating For Immigrants Rights and Equity

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

new Feb 1 Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Pride's Programming Committee Meeting

new Feb 1 Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm, Garden Grove: #IStandWithHijabis Gathering in Solidarity with Hijabi Sisterhood

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

new Feb 1 Wednesday 7-10pm, Santa Ana: Women's March Postcard-Writing Party

Feb 2 Thursday 6:45-9pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC - US Healthcare Today and Tomorrow

new Feb 2 Thursday 7-10pm, Rancho Santa Margarita: Drinking Liberally - RSM

new Feb 3 Friday 7-9pm, Anaheim: Indivisible 46th District Organizing Meeting

new Feb 4 Saturday 8-10am, Orange: Together We Will, OC

new Feb 4 Saturday 9am-noon, Anaheim: Anaheim Poverty Task Force 2017 Strategic Planning Session

new Feb 4 Saturday 2:30-5pm, Anaheim: Resilience in the Face of Repression: Commemorating Continued Community Advocacy for Palestine Amidst An Escalating Backlash

new Feb 4 Saturday 3:30-5pm, Costa Mesa: Indivisible OC48 Kick-off Meeting

new Feb 4 Saturday 7pm, Santa Ana: Our Revolution Santa Ana Monthly Meeting

[Canceled] Feb 5 Sunday 7:30am-4pm, Huntington Beach: No Arlington West this month

new Feb 5 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party Meeting

new Feb 5 Sunday 4:30pm Irvine: Meeting to organize Meetups into different neighborhood groups

new Feb 5 Sunday 7pm, Fullerton: Twitter Training

new Feb 6 Monday 8:30am-1pm, Orange: Riverbed Rescue

new Feb 6-7 Monday 10am-Tuesday noon, Anaheim: Homeless Safe Zone

Feb 6-10 Monday-Friday, Irvine: Islam in Perspective: A History of Muslim Resiliency in the States

new Feb 6 Monday 12:30pm, Tustin: Women's March Koffee Klatch Huddle

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

new Feb 6 Monday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC SPECIAL Meeting

new Feb 6 Monday 7-9pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees Volunteer Orientation

new Feb 7 Tuesday 3pm, Irvine: Rally at Mimi Walters office

new Feb 7 Tuesday 5:30-10pm, Santa Ana: End Police brutality: In memory of Steve

new Feb 7 Tuesday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: Our Revolution Santa Ana Presents the Future of Obamacare Debate Between Senators Bernie Sanders & Ted Cruz

Feb 7 Tuesday 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: OC for Climate Action

new Feb 7 Tuesday 6:30pm, Irvine: Courage Campaign Group/Organize.Love.Resist

New Feb 8 Wednesday 11:30am-1pm, Fullerton: No Ban/No Wall March

New Feb 8 Wednesday 1pm, Santa Ana: Lou Correa Office Visit

new Feb 8 Wednesday 6pm, Costa Mesa: Women's March Huddle

new Feb 8 (2nd Wednesday) 7pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd Assembly District Alliance

new Feb 8 (2nd Wednesday) 7pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club - The Women's Movement: What's Next?

Feb 8 Wednesday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club with Fran Sdao, Chair of the Democratic Party of OC

New Feb 8 Wednesday 7-9:30pm, Newport Beach: OC Young Democrats

new Feb 9 Thursday noon-1pm, Orange: Women's March Huddle

Feb 9 Thursday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: Advocacy Training

new Feb 9 Thursday 7-10pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America - General Meeting

[postponed] Feb 10 Friday 5:30-8:30pm, Anaheim: Unity & Solidarity with our Muslim Friends - Light in the Dark

new Feb 10 Friday 6:30pm, Tusin: Women's March Huddle

new Feb 11 Saturday 9am Huntington Beach&Santa Ana/10am Tustin/Noon Laguna Hills/2pm Brea: Women's March Huddles

New Feb 11 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: OC Peace Coalition Meeting

[Date Change] Feb 11 Saturday 2pm, Irvine: I Our Revolution Kickoff/Organizing Meeting Moved to Feb 19

Feb 11 Saturday 2-4pm, Fullerton: Beyond 2016: Anti-Bullying Training

New Feb 11 Saturday 5pm, Long Beach: NahDAPL: a Fundraiser for Standing Rock

New Feb 13 Monday 10:30am-2pm, Anaheim: Resist Trump's Cabinet: Protest His Secretary of Labor Nominee

New Feb 14 Tuesday 9:30am-12:30pmm, Santa Ana: Board Of Supervisors Meeting #RiverbedRescue

New Feb 14 Tuesday 1-2pm, Huntington Beach: Valentines Voices Gather: Dana Rohrabacher, with ACT Laguna

New Feb 14 Tuesday 6:30-8pm, Santa Ana: Know Your Rights Forum / Conozca sus derechos

New Feb 15 Wednesday 11:45am-1:30pm, Irvine: Discussion on Refugees

New Feb 15 Wednesday 3-5pm, Irvine: Rally for Climate Justice at Mimi Walters' Office

New Feb 15 Wednesday 5-6:30pm, Irvine: MEChA de UCI

[New location] Feb 15 Wednesday 6-8pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club General Meeting - Special Guest Doug Applegata

[Canceled] Feb 15 Wednesday 7pm, Orange: NO OC Death Penalty Focus Meeting

NEW Feb 15-Apr 6 Santa Ana: Invisible: Minds of the Contemporary

[Loacation change] Feb 16 Thursday 5:30pm, Newport Beach: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club

new Feb 16 Thursday 6pm, Santa Ana: Politics 101: A Primer

new Feb 16 Thursday 7pm, Long Beach: Long Beach United Town Forum

Feb 17 Friday 11:30am-2pm, Costa Mesa: WELead OC Local Elections Matter 2017 Annual Kick-Off Luncheon

new Feb 17 Friday 7-9pm, Irvine: What we as citizens can do to protect the climate

New Feb 17-18 Friday 7pm-Saturday 10am, Irvine: Faith & Works, A Conference for the 21st Century

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

Feb 18 Saturday 9am-noon, Fullerton: Homelessness 101

new Feb 18 Saturday 10am, Irvine: Women's March Huddle

NEW Feb 18 Saturday 1-4pm, Santa Ana: Advocacy Training: Resist 101

Feb 18 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church & State OC Chapter Present Professor Michele Bratcher Goodwin Speaking on Conscience Clauses and the Separation of Church & State

NEW Feb 18 Saturday 2-3:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Poverty Alleviation Coalition community meeting

NEW Feb 18 Saturday 2pm, Anaheim: Greg Palast, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

NEW Feb 18 Saturday 5-7pm, Huntington Beach: #Resist Planning Meeting

NEW Feb 19 Sunday 10am-noon, Irvine: Medicare for All Info and Training

NEW Feb 19 Sunday 11:30am-1:30pm, Anaheim: IWW Delegate Meet Up

Feb 19 Sunday 11:30am-1:30pm, Newport Beach: Lean In OC 3rd Annual Leadership Luncheon "Overcoming Obstacles in the Face of Adversity"

NEW Feb 19 Sunday 2pm, Irvine: I Our Revolution Kickoff/Organizing Meeting

[Location change] Feb 19 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine

NEW Feb 19 Sunday 3-5pm, Tustin: Sierra Club Angeles Chapter Climate Change Committee meeting

NEW Feb 19 Sunday 3-7pm, Mission Viejo: Meet Your Muslim Neighbors: Being Muslim in OC in 2017

[Location change] Feb 19 Sunday 4:30pm, Irvine: Indivisible OC

NEW Feb 20 Monday 10-11am, Santa Ana: Immigration Relief Overview

NEW Feb 20 Monday noon, Anaheim: Unprecedent Day Rally for 2.9 Million Voter March

New Feb 20 Monday 1-4pm, Huntington Beach: Resistance 48: Peaceful Rally for Justice in OC with Oak View ComUNIDAD and The Beautiful Resistance

NEW Feb 21 Tuesday 9-10:30am, Santa Ana: OC Board of Supervisors Meeting #RiverbedRescue

NEW Feb 21 Tuesday 5:30pm, Santa Ana: Lawyering Up! Santa Ana Introduces Universal Representation

NEW Feb 21 Tuesday 6pm, Santa Ana: Lou Correa - Immigration Town Hall

new Feb 21 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats monthly meeting

new Feb 22 Wednesday 11am, Irvine: Women For: OC - Andrew Tonkovich on Orange County: A Literary Field Guide

NEW Feb 22 Wednesday 4-7pm, Santa Ana: Congressman J. Luis Correa '80 - Swearing-In

NEW Feb 22 Wednesday 5:45pm, Costa Mesa: World Affairs Council/OC Presents Congressman Adam Schiff and "The Russian Threat to the US and the Democracies Around the World"

New Feb 22 Wednesday 6-8pm, Tustin: Kimberly Ellis OC Regional Campaign Kickoff

New Feb 22 Wednesday 6-8pm, Fullerton: City Manager & ACA: The Great Write-In

Feb 22 Wednesday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: Architects of Justice 2017

NEW Feb 22 Wednesday 6-10pm, Santa Ana: Fight4OurHealth - Santa Ana Townhall

NEW Feb 22 Wednesday 6:30-9pm, Costa Mesa: Banning Ranch Conservancy Monthly Board Meeting

NEW Feb 23 Thursday 6pm, Irvine: PDA OC Chapter General Meeting

NEW Feb 23 Thursday 7pm, Fullerton: Accounting for Activists

New Feb 24 Friday 3-5pm, Irvine: Mimi Walters: Respect the Constituents of CA-45 with Coast Federation of Educators, AFT Local 1911 Rally

NEW Feb 24 Friday 5-6:15pm, Santa Ana: Immigration Town Hall @ Immigration Town Hall

New Feb 24 Friday 6:30-9:30pm, Anaheim: Unity & Solidarity with our Muslim Friends -Light in the Dark

NEW Feb 24 Friday 7pm, Anaheim: Rally Against ICE Raids

NEW Feb 25 Saturday 9:30am-4pm, Fullerton: North OC League of Women Voters Leadership Academy

NEW Feb 25 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: Writing the California Constitution with Dad

New Feb 25 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: UNA-USA OC Chapter UN Coffee Talk Series on Mexican Consular Services in OC

NEW Feb 25 Saturday 11:45am, Anaheim: Vigil and March against the Death Penalty

NEW Feb 25 Saturday noon-1:30pm, Santa Ana: Our Revolution Healthcare Actions

New Feb 25 Saturday 1-3pm, Huntington Beach: Our Next Stand: Save Health Care

NEW Feb 25 Saturday 1-4pm, Fullerton: Indivisible CA D39 #KnockEveryDoor in Fullerton

NEW Feb 25 Saturday 4-6pm, Irvine: Common Cause - Popcorn and Politics - Disclose Act

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

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

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

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

MARCH

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

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

New Mar 4 Saturday TBA: Grassroots Organizing Training

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

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

NEW Mar 8 Wednesday 1-2:30pm, Irvine: Know Your Rights Workshop

Mar 18 Saturday 9am-12pm, Anaheim: Citizenship Fair

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

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

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

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


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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.

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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. br> 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 West
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.)

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/


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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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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/

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

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!@

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.

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!

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


FEBRUARY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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


MARCH

NEW Mar 1 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC Regular Meeting @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 S. Coast Dr., Metropointe Ctr.
Presentations   The Strength and Advocacy of the Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties. presented by: Robert Armenta, Vice President of Public Affairs, PPOSBC,   The Future of the Affordable Care Act and Prospects for Single Payer in CA presented by: Dr. Bill Honigman, Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter Leader and Calif State Coordinator, National Healthcare Human Rights Issue Team Coordinator; Member OC Democratic Central Committee and Advocate for Single Payer enhanced and improved Medicare For All.   Updates -Allied organizations report on current actions and issues   Discussion -Strategies for moving forward to counter both the Trump Administration and the Radical Right-wing Republican Agenda   Social Hour: 6:30pm, Meeting: 7pm. Admission is free. Please join us and bring a friend for a night of progressive action. RSVP to sckopicki@gmail.com required due to capacity limits.

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

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

New Mar 4 Saturday TBA: Grassroots Organizing Training
Save the Date   We are co-hosting a training session to kick off our campaign to Flip the OC in 2018. The training will cover issues advocacy and electoral strategy. Details are being finalized and will be announced shortly!

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

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

NEW Mar 8 Wednesday 1-2:30pm, Irvine: Know Your Rights Workshop @ Dr. White Room, UCI Cross Cultural Center, 103 Gateway
The purpose of this workshop is to inform the undocumented community and individuals from mixed-status families of their rights while interacting with law enforcement. With an ever-changing political climate, it is increasingly important to understand yours and your family's rights to keep each other safe.   Featuring: Immigration Attorneys from the UCI School of Law   There will be pizza and refreshments!

Mar 18 Saturday 9am-12pm, Anaheim: Citizenship Fair @ North OC Community College District, 1830 W. Romenya Dr.
Our biggest fair of 2017 will include helping legal permanent residents to fill out the N-400 citizenship application, get legal advice, sign up for citizenship classes and receive educational material to practice for a civics test. Register at https://goo.gl/forms/KALiXj7erGbS2New1

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

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

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

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


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

ADDITIONAL NOTICES

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hope to see some of you there!

Respect,

Christian

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