Weekly Orange County Progressive


Monday August 31, 2015     Issue No. 642


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AUGUST

Aug 1 Saturday 9am-noon Brea/9:30am-noon Corona del Mar, Long Beach: Monthly Meeting of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL)

Aug 1 Saturday 11:30am-4pm, Dana Point: Koch Bros' Freedom Partners SoCal Summit for GOP Pres Candidates Protest

Aug 1 Saturday noon-10pm, Santa Ana: OC Pride Festival

Aug 1 Saturday 5-9pm, Costa Mesa: Walk for Hope Quote Making Party

Aug 1 Saturday 5-10pm, Santa Ana: Inside | Out An intimate view of life on the street

Aug 1 Saturday 6pm, Tustin: DFOC Dinner with Secretary of State Alex Padilla

[canceled] Aug 2 (1st Sunday) 7:30am-4pm, Huntington Beach: NO Huntington Beach Arlington West this Sunday Aug 2

[canceled] Aug 2 Sunday noon-12:30pm, Huntington Beach: OC Peace Coalition Meeting

Aug 2 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC

Aug 3 Monday 6-8pm, Irvine: Worldly Women of Irvine -- The Feminine Voice

Aug 4 Tuesday 9:15-11:30am, Santa Ana: CLUE OC Clergy/Community Gathering

Aug 4 Tuesday 7:15-9:30pm, Irvine: #OC4Bernie Core Leadership Team Meeting

Aug 5 Wednesday 4pm, Santa Monica: Never Again - 70th Hiroshima Anniversary Vigil

Aug 5 Wednesday 5:30pm, Fullerton: Public Forum on County Plan for Homeless Shelter

[no meeting] Aug 5 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC is not meeting on Wed. August 5

Aug 6 Thursday 5:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Community Kinship Circle

Aug 6 Thursday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North Orange County

Aug 6 Thursday 7-9:30pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace & Justice Coalition screening of "CITIZENFOUR"

Aug 6 Thursday 7pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC

Aug 7 Friday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: OC May Day Coalition

Aug 8 (2nd Saturday) 10am-noon, Irvine: OC Peace Coalition General Meeting

Aug 8 Saturday 11:30am, Santa Ana: OC Time Bank Gathering

Aug 8 Saturday 2-4pm, Garden Grove: Laudato Si: Engaging Pope Francis' Encyclical On Ecology

[update] Aug 8 Saturday 5pm, Laguna Woods: John Dean - Watergate's Lasting Impact and Today's 'Scandal' Politics

Aug 9 Sunday 1:30pm, Irvine: Humanist Association of OC - Review of "Fighting Back the Right: Reclaiming America from the Attack on Reason"

Aug 9 Sunday 3-5pm, Tustin: Climate Change Committee

Aug 9 Sunday 4-7pm, Irvine: Support #IranDeal Irvine

Aug 10 Monday 5:30-7:30pm, Anaheim: Jordan Brandman Campaign Kick-of

Aug 10 Monday 7-8:30pm, Orange: Pax Christi OC Gathering - Pope Francis Encyclical (Part 2)

Aug 12 Wednesday 5pm, Irvine: UCI Dem Club Meeting

Aug 12 Wednesday 5:30-8pm, Santa Ana: Overcriminalized and Overpunished: Jesus Aguirre Jr. A Case Study of the Orange County School to Prison Pipeline

Aug 12 Wednesday 5:45pm, Irvine: Activist Meet-up + UNITY Screening

Aug 12 Wednesday 7-9pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd Assembly Democratic Alliance

Aug 12 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats

Aug 13 Thursday 2pm, Laguna Woods Village: Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods Village Presents the Film Lifting the Fog: The Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Aug 14 Friday 1pm, Seal Beach: Senior Patriots For Peace: "The March"

Aug 15 Saturday 9am, Santa Ana: Que Pride, Ni Que Pride! Revolutionizing Our Orgullo

[canceled] Aug 15 Saturday 11am-2pm, Laguna Niguel: Picnic with Democrats and South OC Democratic Club Canceled

Aug 15 Saturday 1-5pm, Laguna Niguel: Awakening the Dreamer - Changing the Dream

Aug 15 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State: Katherine Stewart An Update On The Good News Club: The Christian Right's Stealth Assault on America's Children

new Aug 18 Tuesday 6:30pm, Huntington Beach: Wine Tasting with 72nd Assembly District Alliance

Aug 18 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club of OC

new Aug 19 Wednesday 5:30pm, Irvine: OC Labor Federation's Biannual Leadership Retreat Reception

Aug 19 Wednesday 6pm, Corona del Mar: Welcome Gavin Newsom to OC

Aug 19 (3rd Wednesday) 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: OC for Climate Action

new Aug 19 Wednesday 6:30-9pm, Laguna Woods: Backyard Theology

new Aug 19 (3rd Wednesday) 7-8:30pm, Orange: OC Death Penalty Focus

Aug 20 Thursday 6-7pm, Anaheim: A Public Discussion of Climate Change Science and Policy with Dr. Patrick Michaels of the CATO Institute

New Aug 21 Friday noon, Irvine: LUNCH WITH LEAGUE. Topic: "The Crises of Climate change: Can We Prevent the Extinction of Life on Earth?"

Aug 21 Friday 8pm, Santa Ana: OC NORML General Meeting

Aug 22 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: UNA-OC Coffee Talk: Time for Global Action for People and Planet

Aug 22 Saturday 3:30-6:30pm, Garden Grove: Lou Correa for Congress: Community Reception

Aug 23 Sunday 11am, Santa Ana: Women For:OC Annual Suffrage Day Luncheon and Awards

new Aug 23 Sunday 6pm, Seal Beach: Leisure World Democratic Club annual Fundraising Dinner with UCI's Law School Dean Erwin Chermerinsky

new Aug 24 Monday 7pm, Orange: OC Democratic Central Committee Meeting

Aug 25 (4th Tuesday) 5:30-7pm, Orange: Peace Vigil by MFSO and CODEPINK

new Aug 25 Tuesday 7pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees visitor orientation

Aug 25 (4th Tuesday) 7-9pm, Orange: OC Peace Coalition general meeting

New Aug 26 Wednesday noon, Irvine: "No War With Iran" National Day of Action

New Aug 26 Wednesday 6pm, Irvine: PDA Greater OC Chapter

New Aug 26 Wednesday 6-8pm, Fullerton: DNOC FORUM

NEW Aug 26 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Anaheim: Advisory Committee meeting for District Elections

new Aug 28 Friday 8:30am, Irvine: Join Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez for Breakfast

NEW Aug 28-29 Friday 10am/7pm, Saturday 10am Long Beach: Sailing for a Nuclear Free World - Long Beach Welcomes Home the Golden Rule

new Aug 28 Friday 5:30pm, Santa Ana: Community Forum on Racial and Identity Profiling

new Aug 28 Friday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: OC May Day Coalition

NEW Aug 28 Friday 6-9pm, Irvine: OC4Peace's Peace Walk

Aug 29 Saturday 9am-12pm, Santa Ana: Citizenship Fair & Information Session on Wage Theft

New Aug 29 Saturday 12:30-2pm, Irvine: OC4Bernie Honk and Wave

Aug 30 Sunday 11:30am-2pm, Orange: National Women's Political Caucus OC and Women In Leadership Host Fundraiser for Sharon Quirk Silva

New Aug 30 Sunday 1:30pm, Santa Ana: Transition Santa Ana

NEW Aug 30 Sunday 5pm, Irvine: OC Millennials for Bernie


SEPTEMBER

Sep 2 Wednesday 0:00am, Anaheim -> Sacramento -> Anaheim: AB953 (Racial Profiling) Action

NEW Sep 2 Wednesday 9am, Irvine: CLUE-OC Clergy & Community Gathering

[Canceled] Sep 2 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC - Canceled

NEW Sep 3 Thursday 2pm, Laguna Woods Village: Concerned Citizens: UCI Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky returns: "The Supreme Court Amazes Again: Did It Just 'Shift Left'?" and book sale/signing

NEW Sep 3 Thursday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: The Status of the Water Drought

NEW Sep 3 Thursday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North Orange County

NEW Sep 3 Thursday 7pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC - Voter Suppression in the 21st Century USA

Sep 5 Saturday 1-5pm, Laguna Niguel: Awakening the Dreamer - Changing the Dream Symposium

New Sep 6 (1st Sunday) 7:30am-4pm, Huntington Beach: Arlington West Memorial

New Sep 6 Sunday 1pm, Huntington Beach: OC Peace Coalition Meeting

Sep 6 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC - Khang Tran on developments in Syrian Kurdistan

NEW Sep 8 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Anaheim: Advisory Committee meeting for District

NEW Sep 9 Wednesday 6pm, Dana Point: Progressives of South OC

NEW Sep 9 Wednesday 6:30pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club Presents Chancellor's Professor of Law, UCI and Director, Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy Talk "The Cultural Politics of Poverty"

NEW Sep 9 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Newport Beach: OC Green Drinks

NEW Sep 9 Wednesday 7-9pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club

Sep 11-12 Friday 5:30pm-Saturday 5:30pm, Irvine: Faith & Works Conference

Sep 12 Saturday 9am-noon Brea/9:30am-noon Corona del Mar, Long Beach: Monthly Meeting of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL)

[Update] Sep 12 Saturday 10am-1pm, Long Beach: Walk For Hope

NEW Sep 12 Saturday noon, Tustin: Police Brutality Awareness Gathering. In Memory of Paul Quintanar

NEW Sep 13 Sunday 6pm, Newport Beach: Look "Behind the Bars" of our Criminal Justice System

MEW Sep 15 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club of OC Iran Nuclear Deal Update and Back-Story

NEW Sep 17 Thursday 2pm, Santa Ana: Community Corrections Partnership Meeting

NEW Sep 18 Friday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: OC May Day Coalition

New Sep 19 Saturday 10am-noon, Orange: League of Women Voters Study: Money in Orange County Politics

NEW Sep 19 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for the Separation of Church and State OC - Steven Baines Protect Thy Neighbor Program

NEW Sep 19 Saturday 6-8pm, Garden Grove: Civil Rights Celebration Potluck/Fundraiser for OC LULAC Foundation & OC NAACP

New Sep 20 Sunday 5-10pm, Santa Ana: Chris Hedges: Calling All Rebels

Sep 26 Saturday 8am-5:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Progressive Summit

NEW Sep 26 Saturday 10am-6pm, Irvine: Irvine Global Village Festival

Sep 26 Saturday 6-10pm, Silverado: 4th Annual Silverado Film Festival

new Sep 27 Sunday 6:30pm, Irvine: Orange County Climate Action's Screening of the film "Merchants of Death"

Sep 29 Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Ecofeminism/Social Justice Community Reading Group

New Sep 30 Wednesday 6:30, Irvine: Women for:OC presents Celeste Cantu on Our Dysfunctional Relationship with Water


OCTOBER

NEW Oct 8 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Orange: Caring for God's Creation

Oct 8-11&15-18 Thursday-Sunday 11am-7pm, Irvine: Solar Decathlon

New Oct 10 Saturday 10am-noon, Orange: League of Women Voters Study: Money in Orange County Politics

Oct 10 Saturday 3-7pm, Santa Ana: Human Library

NEW Oct 14 Wednesday 4:30-8:30pm, Buena Park: OC Labor Federation Candidate Academy

Oct 14 Wednesday 7pm, Orange: A Special Evening With Gene Baur: Living The Farm Sanctuary Life

NEW Oct 21 Wednesday 11:45pm-1:30pm, Irvine: Interfaith 101: Immigration

NEW Oct 21 Wednesday 7pm, Irvine: Challenge Your Thinking on Climate Change

NEW Oct 24 Saturday 5pm, Costa Mesa: Beacon of Light Celebration

Oct 24 Saturday 8:30-1pm, Orange: Forum on Poverty

Oct 30 Friday 6-11pm, Anaheim: OC LULAC & NAACP annual Black & White Banquet "We Stand Together"


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MAY

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May 1 Friday 9am, Anaheim: May 1st Mass and March - Primero de Mayo Misa y Marcha @ 120 N. Janss St., Anaheim, 92805 (Lincoln & Harbor)
Join us for a prayer mass and solidarity march for immigration, worker rights, dignity and respect!

May 1 Friday 2pm, Santa Ana: Annual March - May Day is Our Day - Human Rights and Equity for All @ Sasscer Park, 500 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
 Migration   Solidarity   Education   Housing   Culture   Peace   Restorative Justice   Health and Ecology   Human Rights 
 Migración   Solidaridad   Educación   Vivienda   Cultura   Paz   Justicia Restaurativa   Ecología   Derechos Humanos 

ocmdc.org 2pm gather/get food ticket 2-3pm presentations 3-4pm March 4pm post march/free food for first 100 people

May 1-3 Friday 6:30pm-Sunday 9pm, Fullerton: Freethought Alliance Conference @ Howard Johnson Hotel and Conference Center, 222 W Houston Ave.
freethoughtalliance.org

May 2 Saturday 9am Brea/9:30am Corona del Mar, Long Beach: Monthly Meeting of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL)
@ BREA 9am 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
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 Dennis Arp at (714) 747-0206 or arp@chapman.edu for North OC or Mark Tabbert at (949) 310-5256 for Corona del Mar or Edric Guise at (562) 858-4640 for Long Beach. Learn about CCL and register for live weekly introductory call at CitizensClimateLobby.org.

May 2 Saturday 10:30am-5pm, Aliso Viejo: Soka University's 14th Annual International Festival @ Peace Lake area, Soka University of America, 1 University Drive
soka.edu/news_events/international-festival

May 3 (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 5:00.   Please let us know if you are coming this Sunday by replying to jeff.mfso@earthlink.net, but you, of course, are most welcome without replying first.

May 3 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC - Caitlin Murray CNA @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
The GPOC County Council meeting will immediately follow the General Meeting. All attendees are welcome to stay and view the business aspects of running the Green Party during the County Council meeting.

May 4-7 Monday-Thursday, Irvine: In the Face of Violence: A Culture of Resistance @ UC Irvine
In the effort of raising awareness and creating discourse around the ongoing Israeli occupation of Palestine, the Muslim Student Union along with Students for Justice in Palestine at UC Irvine are co-hosting their annual week long series of events titled "In the Face of Violence: A Culture of Resistance" ucimsu.com/2015/04/28/anti-zionism-week-2015
Monday May 4th   9am-5pm, Ring Road: To Resist is to Create   6:30pm, Crystal Cove Auditorium: Resistance is Existence - Rabab Abdulhadi & G.U.P.S. Panelists
Tuesday, May 5th   9am-5pm, Ring Road: Democracy in Shambles   6:30pm, HIB 100: Growing Roses from Rubble - Kamilah Moore & Terese Jordan
Wednesday, May 6th   9am-5pm, Ring Road: A Woman's Place is in the Resistance   6:30pm, HG 1800 - Lobna Qutami
Thursday, May 7th   9am-5pm, Ring Road: Doctors without Checkpoints   6:30pm, Pacific Ballroom C - Stories of Survival - The Parents of the Resistance

May 4 Monday noon, Irvine: DFOC Luncheon with James Redmond @ Irvine Hilton, 18800 MacArthur Blvd.
James M Redmond, Esq., served as a State Senator (Dem.) in the 66th and 67th Iowa General Assemblies (1975-1978), when the Democrats held a one-vote majority in the 50 member Senate (26-24). In his opinion his major accomplishment was being the primary force and initiator of the legislation behind the creation of the Iowa Court of Appeals.   To reserve a Non-Member ticket ($45.00) you may write a check payable to DFOC, PO Box 26708, Santa Ana, CA 92799 ...or pay securely online at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/jamesredmond DFOC members RSVP here: info@dfoc.com

May 5-7 Tuesday-Thursday, Los Angeles: 4th Annual USZWBC National Zero Waste Business Conference @ The Millennium Biltmore Hotel
The U.S. Zero Waste Business Council (www.uszwbc.org) will host its 4th annual national conference, "The Stars of Zero Waste," in partnership with the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation. The event will provide educational resources, professional training for businesses to start (or complete) their efforts to pursue Zero Waste, and presentations by industry leaders on Zero Waste business operations, economics, policies, and more. Professionals from all sectors (private, public, nonprofit, academia) are invited to gain practical knowledge, explore new business opportunities, and learn how to create healthier, more productive and more efficient businesses. Please visit the USZWBC website (www.uszwbc.org) for more information including registration, sponsorship opportunities, conference topics and much more.

May 5 Tuesday 6-7:30pm, Irvine: Know Your Rights/ Deportation Defense Workshop @ UCI Student Outreach And Retention (SOAR) Center, 106 Gateway Study Center
With our current immigration climate, it is crucial for people to be prepared for any situation and know they have rights regardless of their immigration status. The Know Your Rights/ Deportation Defense Workshop is designed mainly for undocumented individuals to learn about their rights when stopped by police or detained by immigration agents (ICE).Everyone interested in this topic is welcome to attend and encouraged to share the knowledge with community members. This workshop is in collaboration with the Korean Resource Center and UC Irvine School of Law.

May 5 Tuesday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Robert Scheer returns to Concerned Citizens @ Clubhouse Five
His 20th talk this year is "They Know Everything About Us: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies are Destroying Democracy".   From 6:30 until the program starts at 7:00, and after his talk and Q&A, Scheer will sign his newest book (title the same as talk) and prior books -- all for sale after doors open at 6:00. Scheer is Editor of Truthdig.com, the Webby Award-winning online magazine, and nationally syndicated in The Nation, Huffington Post, and many newspapers. He built a reputation for strong social and political writing over decades as a journalist - Vietnam correspondent, managing editor, and editor-in-chief of Ramparts magazine 1964-69; L.A. Times national correspondent 1976-93, and its syndicated columnist and contributing editor the next 12 years. He is now a clinical professor at USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Scheer interviewed every president from Richard Nixon to Bill Clinton. His experience as a reporter, editor, and candidate for office makes him uniquely able to guide a trip across the landscape of progressive issues. Members free. Guests: $3 donation asked. LW Village non-residents note: Community is gated. To enter: print, fill in, bring, show, hand in if asked this "gate entry slip": Click here for event flyer with "gate entry slip" at bottom. Or: Click here for host Concerned Citizens' home page, scroll down, click event to get that flyer. Click "Clubhouse Five" above or here for GoogleMap "pinned" to venue. Zoom that map in/out for directions. More info: Jonathan Adler, 949-581-2178, LawGuruLaguna @ yahoo.com.

May 6 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Orange: Candlelight Vigil Supporting St. Joseph Health System RNs Organizing for Safe Patient Care @ St. Joseph Hospital Campus.
Through a patient care survey conducted by California Nurses Association at each of the nine St. Joseph Health hospitals in CA, RNs identified consistent issues that negatively impact patient care. Join community members, CNA. National Nurses United and RNs throughout the state in support of RNs organizing for improved patient care. Meet at the corner of Steward Dr. and Bush St. across from 1310 W. Stewart Dr.

May 6 Wednesday 7:15pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC: Poseidon: Its Impact & The Alternatives to Protect Water Resources @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 South Coast Dr.
Speakers & Topics Debbie Cook, former mayor of Huntington Beach, will present the facts about Poseidon, its impacts county-wide and alternatives for securing Orange County's water resources. For background, read http://www.hbindependent.com/news/tn-hbi-me-0326-poseidon-20150325,0,4236799.story which Debbie will update at the meeting. Another background article is http://voiceofoc.org/2015/03/ocean-desalination-proposal-to-be-discussed-at-series-of-public-meetings.   We will also hear announcements on important events, updates on 2015-16 state budget planning, California Democratic Party Convention and TPP status.   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. dfa-oc.org

May 7 Thursday 5:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: The OC Welcoming Schools Task Force Meeting and Youth Presentation @ The LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E. 4th St., Ste. 202
Agenda includes the presentation, The LGBT Center OC's YETA (Youth Empowered to Act) "Your Rights as LGBTQ and Allied Students" and Preparations for Fall 2015 Actions: School District Advocacy and Planning a Teacher "Know Your Rights" Webinar. RSVP to the OC Welcoming Schools Task Force, Contact Sharon Chappell schappell@fullerton.edu. Questions about YETA, contact Laura Kanter laura.kanter@lgbtcenteroc.org. Please share event with allied teachers, school administration, parents, school board members, university faculty and students.

May 7 Thursday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC @ Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 North Harbor Blvd.
Join the DNOC as our guest speaker will be Martin Wisckol, OC Register Political Reporter, journalist with 30 years of newspaper and magazine experience. DNOC times: Dinner and Socializing at 6. There is NO COST for attending the meeting which begins at 7. For more information contact: DNOC President Linda Gardner, linda@heareveryvoice.com

May 7 Thursday 7pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC - Mark Tabbert of the Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) @ Green Valley Clubhouse, 17250 Los Jardines West.
With a budget of $1.5 mln and just 14 paid staff members, CCL has accomplished a lot. In 2014, the organization raised funds for studying a new bipartisan carbon pricing legislation that has been a subject of three Congressional briefings so far. A fourth briefing is scheduled for this coming Friday, May 8th. CCL enlists some prominent figures in its advisory board, including George Schultz, the former Secretary of State (1981-1990), Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist and Time magazine's 2014 Most Influential Person, Dr. James Hansen, former head of NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and others. http://DCWOC.com OR https://www.facebook.com/events/402613539933725

May 7 Thursday 7-9:30pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace & Justice Coalition screening of "Citizen Koch" @ St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave.
whittierpeace.org/index.htm##CitizenKoch

May 8 Friday 1pm, Seal Beach: Capitol Punishment @ Clubhouse 4, Leisure World.
Nick Yarris - Author Seven Days To Live and Seven Days To Love , former death row prisoner Presented by Senior Patriots for Peace, this event is free & open to the public. To assure admission, those living outside Leisure World must call Nancy at 562/896-8604 to leave name for guest list at Main Gate.

May 8 Friday 5:45-8pm, Mission Viejo: South County LGBTQ Community Forum @ Capistrano Valley High School, 26301 Via Escolar
We invite community members, teachers, parents, and students to be educated on laws pertaining to LGBT students. Additionally, there will be a student and parent panel, where they will share their personal experiences.

May 9 (2nd Saturday) 10am-noon, Irvine: OC Peace Coalition General Meeting @ OC Friends meeting house, 2091 Business Center Dr, Suite 100
Anyone interested in educating, organizing and changing US foreign policies promoting illegal invasions and occupations, as well as stopping the militarization of the U.S. (High School Military Recruitment, the brutal treatment of undocumented workers, and the criminalization of youth, especially those of color).   We do not support any specific party but do support anyone who is working for Peace and Justice.   Breakfast and Coffee provided!   Bring your ideas and enthusiasm! ocpeace.org

May 9 Saturday 10am, Garden Grove: OC LULAC District 2 Convention @ OC LULAC Foundation, 11277 Garden Grove Blvd Suite 101A,
We will convene as a District to discuss various issues which impact not only the Latino Community but the greater community as a whole. This year's convention will be hosted by the OC LULAC Labor Council. The theme is "We Stand together".   For more information: Benny Diaz, bennydiaz@sbcglobal.net Edddie Portillo, eddieportillo@oclulacfoundation.org

May 9 Saturday 6-9:30pm, Irvine: Reclaim Democracy will not meet in May
Unfortunately, due to technical problems with our DVD/computer/projector combination, Reclaim Democracy Orange County will not meet in May. Hope to see you in June. Linda and Wayne https://madmimi.com/p/8fd236

May 10 Sunday 4pm, Newport Beach: Mother's Day Action @ Fashion Island, 401 Newport Center Dr.
This Mother's Day, join other activists in speaking up for all mothers, and against corporations which normalize violence and abuse against non-human mothers and their children.

May 11 Monday 7-9pm, Orange: Pax Christi OC Gathering @ St. Joseph Center, Classroom 4, 480 S. Batavia
Pray-Study-Act Pax Christi envisions a world without war and nuclear weapons. Following Vespers for Peace, we will be viewing the 2010 documentary "Countdown to Zero". We will have light refreshments and I am sure a lively discussion.   Mike Walsh PaxChristi OC mikewalsh@pacbell.net

May 11 Monday 7-9pm, Irvine: An Evening with Jibran Nasir @ Irvine City Hall 1, Civic Center Plaza
The Council of Muslim Women is proud to host an Evening with Mohammed Jibran Nasir. Jibran is a twenty-eight year old lawyer, civil rights activist, blogger, and an independent politician. In 2013, he was featured in the Foreign Policy Magazine as one of three Pakistanis doing notable work against sectarian violence. Event Registration is Required: eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-jibran-nasir-tickets-16807050340

May 12 Tuesday 7-9pm, Brea: North OC Chapter PDA - Peace Action West Talk @ Tempo Urban Kitchen, 1060 E Imperial Hwy.
Joe Cicero from Peace Action West (formerly Sane-Freeze) will join us to talk about what Peace Action West is doing to promote peace. We can all learn what we can be doing to promote peace. RSVP map and directions here

May 13 Wednesday 6pm, Capistrano Beach: Progressives of South OC
It's time to celebrate the past year, prepare for summer festivities, and to think about our plans for the fall. This will be a social event only: no speakers, no soap boxes, hooray! But lots of socializing and open discussion! It will be held at a private residence. Everyone who sends in an RSVP will get the address and location about May 10.   This will be a Pot Luck, so everyone is invited to bring a dish you wish to share along with whatever you wish to drink. In order to avoid having too much of one thing and not enough of another, please indicate what category you are thinking about (appetizer, salad, main dish, vegetables, desert, etc.). If you are open, please so indicate and we may be making suggestions for you depending on what the RSVPs show by next Sunday.   RSVP along with your choice of dish to: SCNJ66@yahoo.com

May 13 Wednesday 7-9pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club - Anila Ali "Countering Extreme Violence" @ Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 429 Cypress Dr.
Anila Ali is a Pakistani-American educator, author, activist and politician. She has lived in California since the mid-90s and in 2014 she ran California's 74th State Assembly district. As a member of the highly acclaimed Los Angeles Pilot Program, in February 2015, Anila Ali participated on the "White House Panel on Countering Extreme Violence".   For more information visit lagunabeachdemocraticclub.com and facebook.com/lbdcpage

May 13 Wednesday 7-9pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd Assembly Democratic Alliance @ IAM District 725, 5402 Bolsa Ave.
Guest Speaker, Henry Vandermeir 72ndada.com

May 13 Wednesday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club - State of the "Union" Tim Steed Internal Organizer for the Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) @ Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2
A long, long time ago, workers who belonged to unions worked for fair wages and benefits. Learn how the right-wingers have been chipping away at unions for the past many decades. Union workers represented 35% of the workforce in the peak year of 1954. Today they are only 11%, but California has 16% of them, 2.5 million workers.   Doors Open 6:30 p.m.; Program at 7:00 Legislative Action, Raffle, Refreshments, Membership, Voter Registration, and Volunteer Opportunities. Please bring nonperishable food items for South County Outreach. For info, call Sue Dearing at 949 855-6965; Members free; guests $3 at the door. Gate Clearance is necessary for those living outside Laguna Woods Village; please complete the forme before you get to the gate. Thank you.

May 14 Thursday 5:30-8pm, Fountain Valley: No-Poseidon Rally CALLED OFF - Enjoy the rain and make the meeting @ 18700 Ward St (between Ellis and Garfield, enter on Ward)
The "Showdown at OCWD Corral" where they will vote on the term sheet with Poseidon is at 5:30. The 5:30 pm meeting tonight is STILL ON! Only the rally is called off because of the rain.

May 15 Friday 10-11am, Anaheim: YES to California, NO to Fracking @ Dem Convention, Anaheim Convention Center 800 W Katella Ave.
At the press conference, we will unveil the Local Officials Against Fracking sign-on letter. These 101 city councilors, county supervisors, school board trustees, and other members of local government are standing up for their communities' water, health, and livelihood and bravely demanding a halt to fracking. This position can draw controversy and put them at odds with their fellow officials, the powerful oil industry, and the Governor himself. So this Friday, we're going to turn out in force to show that we, the people, stand behind them.   10:00 AM: Press Conference 10:40 AM: Rally in support of Local Officials   Speakers: Robert Rivas, San Benito County Supervisor Jose Gurrola, Arvin City Councilmember Eduardo Martinez, Richmond City Councilmember Elliot Gonzales, Long Beach Sustainability Commissioner

May 15-17 Friday 10am-Sunday noon, Anaheim: California Democrats State Convention @ Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W Katella Ave. cademconvention.com

May 15 Friday 6:30-9:45pm, Anaheim: Democracy for America Dinner during CA Democratic Party Convention @ Mama Cossa's Anaheim Restaurant, 2170 West Ball Road
With the California Democratic Party Convention in Anaheim, Orange County progressives have a great opportunity to meet progressives from across the state and hear from Andy Kelly, the West Coast Regional Represntative for Democracy for America. Andy will update us on DFA plans for 2016 and on DFA's Elizabeth Warren for President Campaign. Ralph Miller from Latinos for America will talk about the activation of the CDP's Progressive Caucus - a new group of people looking to make the Progressive Caucus the activist arm of the California Democratic Party. Delegate or not, please join DFA for the dinner, Friday May 15, 6:30 to 9:45. Within 4 miles of the Convention Center and lots of parking, Mama Cossa's menu will include meat and veggie entrees; no host bar. Reserve in advance for $28; at the door for $35.00. Questions and RSVP to Vincent Casalaina at ProBerk@aol.com; 510/504-2605.

May 15 Friday 8pm, Santa Ana: OC NORML General Meeting @ 117 W. Fourth St. Santa Ana (corner of 4th & Sycamore)
Please join us to hear the about current legislation, events and from a guest speaker. This month our special guest speaker is Craig Beresh from the California Cannabis Coalition who will discuss his organization and a statewide medical marijuana ballot measures he is organizing.

May 16 Saturday 8am, Anaheim: Demonstration against the TPP @ Anaheim Convention Center

May 16 Saturday 10am-6pm, Santa Ana: OC Anarchist Book Fair - keynote speaker Andrej Grubacic @ Centro Cultural de México
We are a horizontally organized collective that came together to organize Orange County's first ever anarchist bookfair. Ours is an intersectional anarchism opposing all structures of oppression. We are feminist, queer, gender non-conforming, indigenous, anti-capitalist people of color. The collective actively creates another world within the very navel of this otherwise rotting orange. We subvert popular assumptions of conservative Orange County by unabashedly and daringly imagining a radical alternative. We work to create safer spaces for critical engagement, reflection and accountability without the presence of the state and those who mouth its oppressive tongue. We celebrate the local history of resistance upon this stolen land. We take inspiration from Indigenous peoples fighting the terror of Junipero Serra, the jailhouse cry of Modesta Avila, the Citrus Strike of 1932 and the spirit of Santa Ana's Black and brown youth protesting police violence in 1969. The collective wants to end all "isms" and phobias that perpetuate oppression in creating a new reality where many realities exist together.
Vendor application form: docs.google.com/forms/d/1eoAigka66jTsv3_m-YTTjK-3ZbrwWjYwWTJ601r2FBA/viewform Workshop application form: docs.google.com/forms/d/1rn1w-YaMV1neNvIfmc7nf38gxNjoGUBYHdlTL9l-01Y/viewform due April 12th:

May 16 Saturday 1:45-4:30pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State: Unborn in the USA: Inside the War on Abortion @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Part of Our On-Going "Flicks for Thought" Series A revealing and provocative look into the deep secrets and deep pockets of the pro-life movement, UNBORN IN THE USA: Inside the War on Abortion weaves a riveting story from more than 70 exclusive interviews with pro-life activists and seldom-seen archival footage to document one of the most controversial social movements in American history. This documentary examines the strategies of American anti-abortion activists. Mild-mannered college students are trained by conservative Christian organization Focus on the Family on how to infiltrate campuses and make their points. Other activists are more agitated, including the Rev. Don Spitz, who advocates violence against abortion doctors and clinics. Many rely on graphic, blown-up photographs of aborted fetuses to get people's attention, often infuriating passers-by. Filmmakers Stephen Fell and Will Thompson gained unprecedented access to pro-life groups, movement icons, fundraising machines, and even university students being specially groomed to carry the pro-life message for college credit, traveling across 35 states to bring us this eye-opening, often startling story.   Our doors open at 1:15 for socializing and the film will screen at 1:45. A discussion will follow the film. au-oc.org

May 16 Saturday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: Noche para recaudar fondos por DAPA! DAPA fundraiser movie night! @ The Crossing Church, 2115 Newport Blvd.
This is a community effort to raise funds for our DAPA applications as we wait for the courts to make their decision! Here's how it works, attend the movie night, donate $5 for a raffle ticket and popcorn, at the end of the film we will pull one raffle ticket and the winner will take home all the donated funds for their DAPA application!   We are hopeful that justice will prevail and the DAPA application will be out later this year or next, so now is the time for us to work together and get prepared! We will be watching Stand and Deliver, the film will begin at 7pm. Also, there will be an opportunity to purchase food from the Bravo family during the event and proceeds will go towards assisting Luis Bravo with his legal case. Let's support each other in this fight for justice, hope to see you there!

May 17 Sunday 2:30-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club Doors open at 2 for a social half hour and the meeting usually begins at 2:30

May 17 Sunday 3-6pm, Costa Mesa: Direct Support Fund Kick-Off Silent Auction and Reception @ Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church, 2845 Mesa Verde Dr E
Come join us for the launch of the Direct Support Fund, a program that offers financial relief to immigrant detainees in need and their families. This is a family friendly event. There will be food, drinks and a silent auction with something for everyone! For more information on the fund, please visit us at endisolation.org/directsupport

May 19 Tuesday 7pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club of OC - "Surviving Peace" @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
(Please note the earlier time due to a special event.) "Surviving Peace" a new documentary film about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It challenges the conventional wisdom that two States is the only possible solution. It offers an alternative: confederation. The producers, attorney Joseph Avesar and Charles Fredricks, will be present. Discussion will follow. Please join us and share your ideas.

May 20 Wednesday 5:30pm, Santa Ana: Colors of Justice 2015 : 30 Years Of Sowing Justice @ Delhi Community Center, 505 E. Central Ave.
For 30 years now, OCCCO has been sowing the seeds of justice in OC. Together as people of faith, we have been a prophetic voice in the face of injustice, empowering others to build their communities and shape public policy. You have been a part of this, bringing your faith, power and presence to very challenging times. Join us to celebrate your work and that of others who have also supported along the way. You are cordially invited to join us.   Live Music, Cocktails, and Raffle, Courtyard 5:30 pm | Program and Dinner 5:30 pm | 8 pm Live Music, Desert and Coffee and Raffle To purchase a table, become a sponsor or find more details on ticketing go to: occcopico.org/colors-of-justice-2015-30-years-of-sowing-justice.html

May 20 Wednesday 6pm, Dana Point: South OC Democrats General Meeting @ Dana Point Community House, 24642 San Juan Ave.
Dinner will be served from 6pm-7pm and the program will begin at 7pm. Our topic is our ongoing water shortage, conservation efforts and the controversial topic of desalination including the project in Doheny Beach. The meeting will feature Harvey DeLaTorre, principal water resources planner for Municipal Water District of Orange County. He is also a specialty consultant for the Metropolitan Water District, agency for all of Southern California. Dick Dietmeier, board member of the South Coast Water District, will be introducing Andrew Burnhart, manager of South Coast Water District who will be speaking on desalination, particularly the program in process at Doheny Beach.   Please contact me if you have any questions, we welcome press attendance and invite you to join us at 6pm for a complimentary dinner with members but do request you contact us for reservations in advance. Sincerely, Valerie Rhodes, SOCDC Communications Director 714.328.5248

May 20 (3rd Wednesday) 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: OC for Climate Action @ 1151 Dove Street #210

May 20 Wednesday 6:30-9pm, Costa Mesa: Banning Ranch Conservancy Committee Meetings @ Mesa Verde United Methodist Church, 1701 West Baker
Focus will be preparations for the expected October Coastal Commission hearing on the proposed Banning Ranch Development project.

May 20 (3rd Wednesday) 7-8:30pm, Orange: OC Death Penalty Focus @ St. Joseph Center, Room 2, 480 S Batavia
OCChapterDPF@gmail.com facebook.com/OCCDPF https://twitter.com/oc_dpf

May 21 Thursday 1:30pm, Laguna Woods: "Capitalism: A Love Story" a film by Michael Moore @ Clubhouse 1, main lounge
The movie, hosted by Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods, examines the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good. Event is free; bring a friend. If not a resident, bring a note with the following info: event - documentary; sponsor - Concerned Citizens; date - 5/21/15 at 1:30; Clubhouse 1; your name, dr. License #; auto make/model; license plate #.

May 22 Friday 6-8pm, Orange: OC May Day Coalition @ SEIU office 1936 W Chapman Ave. 92868

May 23 Saturday 10:30am, Laguna Beach: March Against Monsanto by GMO FREE OC @ Main Beach
Gather at Laguna Beach, Main Beach Park by 10:30 AM at the latest. March will start at 11 AM, followed by the rally with well known speakers. mam-lb.com/location/how-to-prepare-for-the-march (See also noon Huntington Beach)

May 23 Saturday 11am-2pm, Santa Ana: Gardening & Ecofeminism - AF3IRM OC Mixer @ Santa Ana People's Garden, 2555 Santiago St.
AF3IRM OC invites you to meet the members of the orange county chapter & engage in a conversation on decolonizing enviromentalism & ecofeminism followed by light garden work at the Santa Ana People's Garden. Please bring a snack to share & your own plates + utensils This a zero-waste event Remember to bring a blanket to sit on. **The garden is located behind the church**

May 23 Saturday noon-2pm, Huntington Beach: March Against Monsanto @ Huntington Beach Pier, Pacific Coast Hwy. & Main St.
Millions of people around the world on May 23 are marching to make it clear to world leaders that it's time to hold Monsanto accountable. Monsanto makes us sick! Literally! (See also 10:30am Laguna Beach)

May 26 Tuesday 11am-5pm, Buena Park: American Muslim Women's Empowerment Council Aims to Empower US Muslim Women @ Knotts Berry Farm Hotel.
Topics include educating American Muslim women in community relations, role of American Muslim women in correcting current misconceptions about Islam and the role of women in its practices and how American Muslim women can promote the well-being of Muslim women and increase their participation in civic affairs. For registration info, visit www.amwec.org.

May 26 Tuesday 5pm, Irvine: City Council to Consider Repeal of Living Wage @ City Hall, City Council Chamber, One Civic Center Plaza
Besides considering proposal to repeal Irvine's living wage ordinance which applies to contractors doing business with the city, the council will also consider abolishing Irvine's business license and/or the $50 annual business license fee plus a request to support a constitutional amendment that would prohibit California colleges and universities from banning the display of the American flag. General public comments for items NOT on the agenda is at 6:30pm and speaker cards are available near the entrance to the City Council Chambers. Find agenda at http://cityofirvine.org/council/agenda/agenda_archive.asp.

May 26 (4th Tuesday) 5:30-7pm, Orange: Peace Vigil by MFSO and CODEPINK @ The Orange Circle at the intersection of Glassell St and Chapman Ave.
As many of you know, after our monthly vigil at the Traffic Circle in Orange, most of us meet for a little "down time and socialization" at Watson's Drug Store. The Orange County Peace Coalition has requested that we change our regularly held vigil, (the third Tuesday of the month), to a time when they have their regularly scheduled OCPC meetings. The idea would be to combine the two activities, (many of us go to OCPC meetings and the vigil).   This means that instead of socializing after the vigil, the OCPC meetings would be held at Watsons Drugs at 7pm. This might help us have more people at our vigil if OCPC members will just come a little earlier. We hope that you will join us at the Traffic Circle on the 4th Tuesday of this month starting at 5:30. At 7pm we are all invited to join the OCPC meeting which will be held right after the vigil at Watson's Diner- just around the corner beginning at 7pm.

May 26 Tuesday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club @ Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Ave.
Panel discussion Do We Need Affordable Housing in Costa Mesa? Panel members include Kathy Esfahani, Costa Mesa Affordable Housing Coalition, Cesar Covarrubius, The Kennedy Commission, Rochelle Mills, Innovative Housing Opportunities. For info, contact Andrea Marr @ cmdemclub@gmail.com.

May 26 (4th Tuesday) 7-9pm, Orange: OC Peace Coalition general meeting ocpeace.org @ Watson Drugs and Soda Fountain, 116 E Chapman Ave (After Circle Vigil)
WHO: All interested people are invited, especially anyone who might represent one of our member organizations. We're likely to be planning for tabling, future actions, or whatever business people want to bring up (excluding any specific support of candidates or political parties). Please bring your ideas, and be ready to step up and participate.

May 27 Wednesday 11:30am, Irvine: Women For:OC - Film: "Mighty be our Powers", with presentation by Paula Garb @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club
Refreshments at 11:00am, Program begins at 11:30am. Free and open to the public. Men are cordially invited. Women For: Orange County is a volunteer, non-partisan organization dedicated to advancing Human & Civil Rights, Peace, Social Justice, Education, Health Care and the Environment. womenforoc@aol.com womenfororangecounty.org

May 27 Wednesday 11:30am-1pm, Irvine: Join OCICE and faith leaders from across Southern California For 6th Annual OCICE Faith Leaders' Luncheon @ the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 23 Lake Rd.
This year's guest speaker is Dr. John Cobb, professor emeritus of The Claremont School of Theology.   The 6th Annual Steward of Creation Award will be presented to the House of Worship that has done the most to "green" their facility. Let us know what your house of worship has done to tread more lightly on the earth.   The 3rd Annual Earth Day Sermon Awards will be presented. We will give three $500 awards this year! If you have heard an inspiring talk or sermon about caring for the Earth, please encourage the speaker to submit it or allow you to submit it for them.   Cost for admission and vegetarian luncheon: $15 (HURRY! Price increases to $25 on May 17!) ocice.org/2015_luncheon

May 28 Thursday 8am, Santa Ana: #Not1More LGBTQ Deportation Rally @ 602 N Flower St, Santa Ana, CA 92703 (Southwest corner of Flower and Civic Center)
Join Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement and many other organizations to demand the administration to end LGBTQ deportations and to make changes to the immigration enforcement system.
We demand:   1. End detention of transgender immigrants, women, children and other vulnerable populations.   2.Expand deferred action to the most people possible under the law.   3.Terminate private prison and detention contracts, at minimum require strict accountability, oversight and clear consequences for violations with centers.   4.Streamline the legal immigration system and provide relief from the visa backlog.   5.Immigrant workers who denounce labor rights abuses could be protected by federal agencies and be given deferred action.   6.Separate the criminal law enforcement from immigration by ending all collaboration between local law enforcement agencies and ICE, and end programs that criminalize undocumented migration.

May 28 Thursday 6:30-7:30pm, Orange: Ecofeminism/Social Justice Community Reading Group @ Mead's Green Door Cafe, 642 West Chapman Ave.
For May we will discuss Sistah Vegan: Food, Identity, Health, and Society: Black Female Vegans Speak by A. Breeze Harper. Everyone is welcome if you've read some or all of the book.

May 28 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Orange: Solutions To Climate Change @ Saint Joseph Center, Mother Louis Room (behind the main front building), 480 S Batavia St.
We need individual and collective action. Many say, put a price on carbon. How would a carbon fee and dividend work? How can YOU join a movement for solutions? Join us for a conversation with Craig Preston, the Southern California Regional Coordinator for Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL). 7:00pm - Refreshments, meet & greet 7:20pm - Program 8:00pm - Discussion http://occlimateaction.org/2015/a-conversation-with-craig-preston-solutions-to-climate-change/

May 28 Thursday 6pm, Irvine: PDA Greater OC Chapter @ Home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River
Please join us for our monthly PDA Chapter meeting, where we will discuss national, regional, and local issues of concern, and opportunities for action! And please bring a Pot Luck Snack Food item.

May 30 Saturday 8am-3pm, Buena Park: OC Asian American & Pacific Islander Worker Congress @ UFCW 324, 8530 Stanton Ave.
This will be an exciting opportunity to mobilize AAPI workers of Orange County to strengthen their involvement in the labor movement, and to prepare for important campaigns that will advance worker, immigrant, and civil rights. Our keynote speaker will be Kent Wong of the UCLA Labor Center.

May 30 Saturday 9am-5pm, Los Angeles: Justice and Peace Conference "The Many Faces of Justice" Sponsored by Pax Christi Southern CA @ Ahmanson Auditorium, University Hall 1000, 1 Loyola Marymount University Dr.
Speakers include Kathy Kelly, Pax Christi Teacher of Peace (A Voice for Non-Violence), Terrence J Rynne (A New Theology of Peace) and Linda Marsa (Environmental Justice). Register online at PaxChristiSoCal.org/assembly; fee of $35 includes box lunch. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. To register by phone call 323/225-4461 x 111; by mail, make check to "St. Calillus Center" (memo Pax Christi) and mail to St. Camillus Ctr, 1911 Zonal Ave. LA 90033. For info, Alice Soto, Asoto54@msn.com; 714/465-9361.

May 30 Saturday 9:30am-2:30pm, Santa Ana: 4th Annual Youth In Resistance Conference @ Spurgeon Intermediate, 2701 W 5th St.
RSVP Here: raizoc.org/2015-youth-conference.html This year we are organizing the youth conference in collaboration with Spurgeon Social Justice Club and Santa Ana Boys and Men of Color!

May 30 Saturday 12:30-3:30pm, La Palma: Walk for Hope Volunteer Meeting @ Sujana Auntie and Krishna Uncle's home 4941 Elben Dr.
We will be discussing updates on pre-WFH events, prep for activity stations, marketing, brainstorming, and some time for working on our quotes and the Garden of Kindness. We're excited to see your spirit and guile.

May 30 - Jun 30 Santa Ana: Queer Art Exhibit Celebrating the Grand Opening of the Brad Brafford LGBT Center on 4th @ 305 E. 4th St., Ste 200
The LGBT Center OC is proud to announce the opening of the new Brad Brafford LGBT Center on 4th. The new cultural center located in the heart of downtown Santa Ana will be a celebration of the culture, art, and lives of the Orange County LGBTQ community. The Brad Brafford LGBT Center on 4th is looking for submissions for its first upcoming gallery exhibit "We're Here We're Queer". We invite local LGBTQ artists to submit work under the theme of "Queer Art". Submission Deadline: May 1, 2015; Artist Notification: May 15, 2015; Art Delivery Dates: May 16-25; Show Date: May 30-June 30, 2015. http://www.lgbtcenteroc.org/centeron4/queerart/


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Jun 2 Tuesday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Israel and the Palestinians: Is A Peaceful Resolution Still Possible? @ Clubhouse 7
Click lagunawoodsvillage.com/article.cfm?id=5736 for event flyer. Talk plus Q&A by Prof. Emeritus Sanford Lakoff, founding Chair of UC San Diego's Dept. of Political Science, prolific author, top expert on Middle East in general, and especially Israeli-Palestinian relations. Concerned Citizens is host; members free; guests $3 donation. Click "Clubhouse 7" above for map; zoom in/out for directions. 24111 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Woods, CA 92637; venue isn't within a gate (no entry pass needed). More info: Jonathan Adler, 949-581-2178, LawGuruLaguna @ yahoo.com.

Jun 3 Wednesday 7:15pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC: 12th Anniversary @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 South Coast Dr.
Speakers: Melahat Rafiei is principal at Progressive Solutions and former Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Orange county. In 2003 Melahat volunteered for the Dean for America campaign, where she was responsible for fundraising, events and overall organization of the local campaign. We are excited to welcome her back to discuss politics in OC over the last 12 years. Nathan Gonzalez is founding editor of Nortia Press, an Orange County-based publisher of literary fiction and global affairs, a Fellow with the Washington, DC-based Truman National Security Project, and a lecturer of Middle Eastern politics at Cal State Long Beach. He is author of two books on the Middle East and is a regular commentator on English- and Spanish-language media. Many DFA members remember Nathan as a founding member of Latinos for Dean. We will also hear announcements on important events, updates on 2015-16 state budget planning, California Democratic Party Convention and TPP status. 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. dfa-oc.org

Jun 4 Thursday noon, Irvine: DFOC Luncheon with Doctor Suzanne Savary @ Irvine Hilton, 18800 MacArthur Blvd.
Dr. Suzanne Joyce Savary is a retired Associate Professor of Management Communication at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California and has been CEO of her own Management Consulting Firm, specializing in turnarounds for companies paralyzed by resistance to change. Sue is the founding President of the Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club, was selected by the City Council to be one of seven members of the 2012 Newport Beach Charter Commission, and organized the OC Women's Coalition to protect women's reproductive rights from threat by the merger of Hoag and St. Josephs Hospitals. Sue has long served the community on numerous non-profit boards and organizations. Sue and her Team are analyzing the 2014 race and identifying its lessons for a 2016 run.   To reserve a Non-Member ticket ($45.00) you may write a check payable to DFOC, PO Box 26708, Santa Ana, CA 92799 ...or pay securely online at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/suesavary DFOC members RSVP here: info@dfoc.com

Jun 4 Thursday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC @ Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 North Harbor Blvd.
Join the DNOC as our guest speaker will be Lucian Toma, Public Program Coordinator from the non-profit organization The Ecology Center. Mr. Toma will be speaking on the current and future water and drought issues. DNOC times: Dinner and Socializing at 6. There is NO COST for attending the meeting which begins at 7. For more information contact: DNOC President Linda Gardner, linda@heareveryvoice.com

Jun 4 Thursday 6:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC Annual Taco Night @ 17240 Los Jardines
Special guest is Gustavo Arellano, publisher and editor of The OC Weekly and author of Ask a Mexican. Plus, Jamison Power, Trustee of the Westminster School District, will gives an update on initiatives at the district. Mail Reservations and checks to DCWOC, PO Box 20036, Fountain Valley 92728 or pay online at www.dcwoc. Prepaid is $20; $25 at the door. Net proceeds benefit the Democratic entry in the Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade.

Jun 4 Thursday 7-9:30pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace & Justice Coalition screening of "Into Eternity" @ St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave.
whittierpeace.org/index.htm#IntoEternity

Jun 6 Saturday 9am Brea/9:30am Corona del Mar, Long Beach: Monthly Meeting of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL)
@ BREA 9am 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
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 Dennis Arp at (714) 747-0206 or arp@chapman.edu for North OC or Mark Tabbert at (949) 310-5256 for Corona del Mar or Edric Guise at (562) 858-4640 for Long Beach. Learn about CCL and register for live weekly introductory call at CitizensClimateLobby.org.

Jun 6 Saturday noon-4pm, Anaheim: Really, Really Free Market @ La Palma Park, 1151 N Anaheim Blvd.
Bring stuff you don't need/want anymore! And get stuff you do need/want! *NO MONEY, NO BARTER, NO TRADE, EVERYTHING IS FREE.   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.

Jun 7 (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 5:00.   Please let us know if you are coming this Sunday by replying to jeff.mfso@earthlink.net, but you, of course, are most welcome without replying first.

Jun 7 Sunday 1pm, Huntington Beach: OC Peace Coalition Meeting @ area near the pier

Jun 7 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC County Assembly @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
This is a formal decision-making meeting to which all active Greens registered in Orange County can vote. You are an "active Green" if you have attended a general meeting within the last year, and are registered Green in the county.   We expect to be electing one or more new members of the County Council, and perhaps deciding on a resolution endorsing the recall of District Attorney Tony Rackauckus.   Anyone who wishes to be a candidate for County Council or present other formal business to the County Assembly is encouraged to contact us as early as possible so it can be agendized.   Our County Council meetings are always held after the general meeting, and the public is invited.

Jun 8 Monday 7-8:30pm, Orange: Pax Christi OC Gathering @ St. Joseph Center, Classroom 4, 480 S. Batavia
We will be making Peace Doves to send to New Mexico for the Campaign Nonviolence Conference in August to commemoration the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. mikewalsh@pacbell.net

Jun 9 Tuesday 5:30pm, Irvine: Alert - Irvine City Council Meeting Set to Cut Living Wage from $11/hr to 9/hr @ City Hall, 1 Civic Center Plaza.
Members of club and supporters will gather at the meeting at 5:30 to tell Council that this is not the direction the City should head in. If Council votes to cut Irvine's minimum wage, a referendum campaign maybe be started by gathering 15,000 signatures to put the issue on the ballot. Democrats of Greater Irvine intend to make our voices heard. If you can help gather signatures starting June 10, contact Joe Smith at joel_smith@yahoo.com.

Jun 9 Tuesday 6:30pm, Laguna Beach: Transition Laguna: The Water Crisis with Jay Famiglietti @ Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St Ann's Dr.
Transition Laguna will host a presentation on the water crisis by Jay Famiglietti, Senior Water Scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology Professor, Earth System Science and Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Irvine. Jay is regarded as the foremost water expert in California. Jay was predicting the drought long before anyone was talking about it.
6:30 Potluck 7:00 Talk Please bring your plate and utensils, along with your favorite food to share.

Jun 10 Wednesday 6pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club Annual Picnic 2015 @ Heisler Park Picnic Area, Cliff Dr. near Myrtle
Enjoy BBQ, refreshments, friends. Free but a donation would be nice.

Jun 10 Wednesday 7-8:30pm, Newport Beach: Sandy Tolan "Children of The Stone" @ St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd.
An account of the dispossessed children of Palestine, and the transformative power music has had in giving them meaning and reason for hope. Books will be available for purchase and signing. RSVP Your response is appreciated - <bobbi@dauderman.com>

Jun 10 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats @ 1002 E 17th Street Suite A
Meet OCYD Member Jeanette Vásquez, newly elected executive board member of the Chicano Latino Caucus. Guest speaker Melissa Fox, newly elected Chair to the Business & Professional Caucus of the California Democratic Party. ocyd.org

Jun 11 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Orange: Dig Deeper About Climate Change Adapting to the Ecological Effects of Climate Change Alejandro E. Camacho @ St. Joseph Center, Mother Louis Room, 480 S. Batavia St.
A Professor of Law, Alejandro E. Camacho serves as the inaugural Director of the UCI Law Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources. He currently works with The Nature Conservancy to develop and study a collaborative cyber-infrastructure for facilitating information sharing on and managing the ecological effects of climate change.   Please RSVP 714/633-8121 ext. 7716 or mperales@csjorange.org.

Jun 11 Thursday 3pm, Cerritos: Q & A About Neighborhood Legislature @ 10808 Alondra Blvd
meetup.com/OC-Neighborhood-Legislature/events/222942491 The Neighborhood Legislature is a community of concerned citizens who have decided to take an active role in transferring political power away from special interests groups and back into the hands of the people.

Jun 11 Thursday 6:30pm, Costa Mesa: DAPA fundraiser movie night @ The Crossing Church, 2115 Newport Blvd.
This is a community effort to raise funds for our DAPA applications as we wait for the courts to make their decision! Here's how it works, attend the movie night, donate $5 for a raffle ticket and popcorn, at the end of the film we will pull one raffle ticket and the winner will take home all the donated funds for their DAPA application!   We are hopeful that justice will prevail and the DAPA application will be out later this year or next, so now is the time for us to work together and get prepared! We will be watching Stand and Deliver, the film will begin at 7pm. Also, there will be an opportunity to purchase food from the Bravo family during the event and proceeds will go towards assisting Luis Bravo with his legal case. Let's support each other in this fight for justice, hope to see you there!

Jun 12-18 Friday 5pm-Thursday 9:30pm, Santa Ana: The Yes Men Are Revolting @ The Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St.
SHOWTIMES: Friday, June 12 — 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm Saturday, June 13 — 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm Sunday, June 14 — 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm Monday, June 15 — 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm Tuesday, June 16 — 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm Wednesday, June 17 — 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm Thursday, June 18 — 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm http://theyesmenarerevolting.com/

Jun 12 Friday 7pm, Irvine: Screening of Let Freedom Sing @ Center For Living Peace, 4139 Campus Dr.
For a brief moment in time, a few daring, innovative musicians stood at the crossroads of a revolution in music and culture. Across one of the most turbulent periods in American history-from the early Civil Rights Era to Watergate-they brought music, medium and message together as never before, composing a soundtrack perfectly tuned to the tempo and pulse of its time. eventbrite.com/e/peace-in-motion-cafe-movie-night-presents-let-freedom-sing-registration-16902104650

Jun 13 (2nd Saturday) 10am-noon, Irvine: OC Peace Coalition General Meeting @ OC Friends meeting house, 2091 Business Center Dr, Suite 100
Anyone interested in educating, organizing and changing US foreign policies promoting illegal invasions and occupations, as well as stopping the militarization of the U.S. (High School Military Recruitment, the brutal treatment of undocumented workers, and the criminalization of youth, especially those of color).   We do not support any specific party but do support anyone who is working for Peace and Justice.   Breakfast and Coffee provided!   Bring your ideas and enthusiasm! ocpeace.org

Jun 13 Saturday 11am, Huntington Beach: Backyard Skeptics @ Duke's Huntington Beach, 317 Pacific Coast Highway
This will be our first outreach program this year. For those who haven't been to this type of event, it is truly empowering. It's an exercise in free speech and part of the freedoms we enjoy in this country.   The purpose is not to convert others, but to let other skeptics.humanists/atheists know there is a huge community for them to join in Orange County. We also talk to believers to de-demonize those who do not believe in any deities. We are not these to confront or antagonize anyone and communicate in a civil and calm way.   I'll talk about how to converse with all those who approach us at lunch between 11 and 12:15 at Dukes. Then we'll assemble at the foot of the pier. Please RSVP so I can reserve the table at Dukes. I'll bring some signs but you are welcome to make your own. This has always been a great experience for all who have attended in the past. I hope you can enjoy it with us. http://meetup.com/Backyard-Skeptics/events/223129811

Jun 13 Saturday 11am-5pm, Garden Grove: OC NAACP celebrates Juneteenth 150th anniversary @ Garden Grove Elks Lodge, 11551 Trask Ave
Theme: Faith, Family & Freedom

Jun 13 Saturday 11:30, Santa Ana: OC Time Bank @ 305 East 4th St., Suite 202,
Join us as we develop our time bank community, build diverse types of offerings, and cultivate a good network of people who can get to know each other and have meaningful/valuable exchanges!

Jun 13 Saturday noon-3pm, Orange: Flag Day Celebration @ Teamsters Hall, Local 952, 140 S Marks Way
The event commences at 12:00 p.m. with lunch and the program commences at 1:00 p.m. sharp. * Consuelo Nieto Patriotic Activism Award: Nellie Diaz * Chauncey Alexander Social Activism Award: BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse) * Gladys Mason Labor Award: Debra Hurd Nagi Daifallah * Social Justice Award: Rima Nashashibi   All American Menu   Suggested Admission: $10 Complimentary for Veterans and First Responders in uniform   For tickets and reservations contact 72nd Assembly Democratic Alliance P.O. Box 3628, Huntington Beach, CA 92605   For additional information visit our website: www. 72ndada.com

Jun 13 Saturday 5-9pm, Anaheim: World Refugee Day @ Pearson Park Amphitheatre, 400 N Harbor Blvd.
For more information contact: refugeeforumoc@gmail.com

Jun 13 Saturday 6-9:30pm, Irvine: Reclaim Democracy will not meet in June or July
https://madmimi.com/p/8fd236

Jun 14 Sunday 10am-1pm, Irvine: Countering Violent Extremism @ Irvine City Hall Community & Training Room, 1 Civic Center Plz.
If you don't know what CVE is or have questions, join us and hear from our panel of experts, including Haroon Azar, US Dept. of Homeland Security, Salam Al-Marayati, MPAC, Haroon Manjlai, CAIR, Dr. Donald Craig, OC NAACP, Margeri Azizi-Hill, MuslimARC, and Yusra Kafaji, MSA West. Event is sponsored by Council of Muslim Women. Contact councilofmuslimwomen@gmail.com. Co-sponsorship opportunities are available.

Jun 14 Sunday 2pm, Irvine: Humanist Association of OC - Madeline Shapiro on "High Stakes Testing in Schools" including No Child Left Behind, Common Core and other programs @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Meet and Greet at 1:30 pm. Meeting begins at 2 pm.

Jun 14 Sunday noon-3pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club @CH 2 - MAIN LOUNGE
Celebrate The USA's FLAG DAY and the diverse cultures and communities of Laguna Woods Village! Come and meet some of our special guests - members of the Orange County Young Democrats! Fifth Annual Picnic ****Potluck - Bring a dish***$5 at the door**** Beverages provided -beer, wine, iced tea, lemonade Register to vote at the event and your admission will be refunded. Get Out the Vote, Democratic Ambassador, Membership, Voter Registration and other Volunteer Opportunities available. All Villagers are welcome! Reservations Requested: Call Penny Cline at 714 381-6439 and sign up for a dish to bring; choice of appetizer, salad, main dish, or dessert. Please bring your own serving utensils and warming devices for hot dishes, and identify them with your name. Paper plates, plastic cups & glasses, and silverware will be provided.

Jun 14 Sunday 3-5pm, Tustin: Climate Change Committee @ REI, 2962 El Camino Real
We will be in the Community Meeting room of the REI store in Tustin Marketplace meetup.com/ClimateChangeCommittee/events/222570770

Jun 16 Tuesday 1-5pm, Laguna Niguel: Awakening the Dreamer - Changing the Dream @ 24012 Estacia Ave
http://meetup.com/Change-agents-welcome/events/222965636/ http://pachamama.org/engage

Jun 16 Tuesday 7pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club of OC - "The Road to Peace in Israel/Palestine: Exploring the Alternatives" @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Panelists: Jim and Nadia Bettendorf, Lee Jacobi and Ruth Shapin Discussion will follow. Please join us and share your ideas.

Jun 16 Tuesday 7-9pm: Westminster: Compassion Games @ Temple Beth David, 6100 Hefley St.
Bring with you the organization(s) and cause(s) that you care most about and together we can strengthen our community's safety net and protect and restore all who and that we love. Don't have a particular cause and are just Compassion Games Curious or want to get involved but don't know how? This meeting is for you too!

Jun 17 (3rd Wednesday) 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: OC for Climate Action @ 1151 Dove Street #210

Jun 17 (3rd Wednesday) 7-8:30pm, Orange: OC Death Penalty Focus @ St. Joseph Center, Room 2, 480 S Batavia
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Jun 17 Wednesday 7pm, Dana Point: South OC Democratic Club @ The Dana Point Community House 24642 San Juan Ave, (between PCH and Del Prado just off of Golden Lantern.)
we will hear from Dr. Sue Savary, Candidate for Congress 48th District.   Dinner will be available for those who RSVP by 6/12/15 to willa@cox.net   Dinner served 6- 7pm Members $17 Dinner, Non Members $20. Buffet Dinner includes salads, entrees, side dishes, dessert and beverages tax and tip courtesy of the Catering Factor.   Regular meeting starts at 7pm. http://us10.campaign-archive2.com/?u=7551b0509dd6d3beadfbf2c9a&id=2ce80dc865

Jun 18 Thursday 6pm, Newport Beach: Meeting regarding factory fumes next to the Shalimar neighborhood @ Hoag Conference Center, 3900 West Coast Highway
Apparently the (Hixson Metal Finishing) factory by Shalimar Dr in Costa Mesa has to provide information about the risks.

Jun 18 Thursday 6:30pm, Irvine: Prayer Vigil for Victims of AME Shootings in Charleston @ COR AME Church, 45 Tesla
Let's unite against hate!

Jun 18 Thursday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Kikiricaja: Una Historia de Payaso @ South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center
Loosely translated as "Cock-a-doodle-doo Box: A History of Clowns", this is a three-person play, performed entirely in Spanish, that tells the story of friends who live in wooden boxes where they dream, eat, play and invent worlds. It shows how friendships can help us face the fears that make us feel small, as well as celebrate the hopes that make us feel like giants. Family friendly, for ages 7 and above, in Spanish but fluency is not required. Presented in association with La Jolla Playhouse. Tickets $10 for adults, $10 for students and $7 for ages 6-12 at http://www.scr.org/calendar/view?id=7883

Jun 19 Friday 2pm, Laguna Woods: Book Review - This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate by Naomi Klein @ Clubhouse 1, Main Lounge
Free to all, bring a friend. Reviewers are Joel and Marcia Goldstein, who share and longstanding interest in and concern for the environment. Non-residents contact Jonathan Adler, 949-581-2178, LawGuruLaguna @ yahoo.com for info on gate admission.

Jun 19 Friday 8pm, Santa Ana: OC NORML General Meeting @ 117 W. Fourth St. 2nd Floor, Santa Ana (corner of 4th & Sycamore)
Please join us to hear the about current legislation, events and from a guest speaker. This month our special guest speaker is Degee Coutee who is a Proponent of the statewide legalization measure titled "The Marijuana Control, Legalization and Revenue Act" (MCLR). http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=7d845a40-ff2d-4dbb-bafe-6e40e3227b9b

Jun 20 Saturday 1:45-4:30pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State: The Religious Right: Stronger Than Ever Presented by Eddie Tabash, AU Nat'l Legal Committee Chair @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Eddie Tabash will speak on the ongoing power of the religious right and the looming expansion of that power if there is a shift of a single vote on the United States Supreme Court.   Our doors open at 1:15 for socializing and the meeting starts at 1:45 au-oc.org/upcoming-events/2015-06-20

Jun 20 Saturday 4pm, Irvine: DxE OC Activist Meetup @ The Veggie Grill, 4213 Campus Dr.
This is a monthly event where local animal rights supporters gather to discuss recent events, and empower and train one another to be the best activists we can be.

Jun 22 Monday 7pm, Laguna Beach: Critical Meeting Addressing the Drought @ Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, 429 Cypress Drive
General Manager and Assistant General Manager of our Laguna Beach Water Board will be presenting a report on California Governor, Jerry Brown's Water Conservation Mandate in conjunction with Village Laguna   We have many questions - Get the Answers from Our Experts!   Rebates on replacing lawns Installing low-flush toilets Suitable drought tolerant plants How to check for leaks Water saving gadgets - smart water meters Pools or not (+ enforcing pool covers) Co-operative water saving plans and on and on...   It will be an evening of education and water-saving information. No matter what we know now there is a WHOLE LOT MORE water-wise information coming our way at this meeting from the issues of tiered rates to the water supply ordinance for Laguna.

Jun 22 Monday 7pm, Orange: OC Democratic Central Committee Meeting @ Carpenters' Union Hall, 1916 W. Chapman Ave.
General meeting for the Democratic Party of Orange County. All Democrats are welcome! Community Spotlight: Vicki Tamoush - Interfaith Witnesses is comprised of clergy and laity of various faiths who stand in silent witness wherever people are being harassed because of their faith. We are often seen outside events hosted by faith groups where we provide a visible but silent welcome and greeting to attendees who may be fearful of members of hate groups who are present.

Jun 23 (4th Tuesday) 5:30-7pm, Orange: Peace Vigil by MFSO and CODEPINK @ The Orange Circle at the intersection of Glassell St and Chapman Ave.
As many of you know, after our monthly vigil at the Traffic Circle in Orange, most of us meet for a little "down time and socialization" at Watson's Drug Store. The Orange County Peace Coalition has requested that we change our regularly held vigil, (the third Tuesday of the month), to a time when they have their regularly scheduled OCPC meetings. The idea would be to combine the two activities, (many of us go to OCPC meetings and the vigil).   This means that instead of socializing after the vigil, the OCPC meetings would be held at Watsons Drugs at 7pm. This might help us have more people at our vigil if OCPC members will just come a little earlier. We hope that you will join us at the Traffic Circle on the 4th Tuesday of this month starting at 5:30. At 7pm we are all invited to join the OCPC meeting which will be held right after the vigil at Watson's Diner- just around the corner beginning at 7pm.

Jun 23-30 26 5:30pm Friday Long Beach: Day of Decision Long Beach @ Long Beach Civic Center
As the Supreme Court plans to issue a highly anticipated ruling on marriage equality, join the Greater Long Beach community outside City Hall in the Civic Center Plaza for a rally marking this historic ruling.   The Supreme Court is expected to rule on marriage equality between June 23 and June 30. The rally will take place no matter what the outcome. This event is entirely free and open to the public. Leaders from the Long Beach LGBTQ community will open the rally along with local elected leaders who will be in attendance to share their thoughts on the impact of this unprecedented ruling and its nation-wide effect on LGBTQ couples. The offices of Long Beach Law will also present legal analysis describing the impact of this ruling on LGBTQ people locally and across the United States.   The rally will take place in the plaza at the Long Beach Civic Center just outside City Hall. Paid parking is available in the Civic Center lot accessible at Broadway and Cedar. Metered and unmetered street parking is available in the surrounding streets. Come out and let your voice be heard!

Jun 23 Tuesday 7pm, Orange: A Call to Action Prayer Service for the Victims of Charleston, South Carolina Shooting @ New Hope Presbyterian Church, 191 N. Orange St.
Please join the service to pay homage to the victims of hate and to rededicate ourselves to the struggle for racial harmony in our nation.

Jun 23 (4th Tuesday) 7-9pm, Orange: OC Peace Coalition general meeting ocpeace.org @ Watson Drugs and Soda Fountain, 116 E Chapman Ave (After Circle Vigil)
WHO: All interested people are invited, especially anyone who might represent one of our member organizations. We're likely to be planning for tabling, future actions, or whatever business people want to bring up (excluding any specific support of candidates or political parties). Please bring your ideas, and be ready to step up and participate.

Jun 24-28 Wednesday 8am-Sunday 8pm, San Jose: US Social Forum - Another World is Possible. Another System is Necessary Bay Area Anchor Organizations are CHAM, Human Agenda, Hip Hop Congress, Silicon Valley De-Bug, Multi-Media Center, Move to Amend, Legal Aid Society of SCC, Low Income Self-Help Center, SJ Peace and Justice Center, SEIU 521, Disability Caucus, and Rap Force Academy   We will collectively develop peoples' solutions to the economic, political, and ecological crises. The US Social Forum is committed in our struggle to build a powerful multi-racial, multi-sectoral, inter-generational, diverse, inclusive, internationalist movement that transforms this country and creates a new world. A world that ensures basic human rights and needs for all people. ussfsanjose.com

Jun 24 Wednesday 11:30am, Irvine: Women For:OC - "Death with Dignity in California", Joe Barnes, Compassion and Choices @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club
Refreshments at 11:00am, Program begins at 11:30am. Free and open to the public. Men are cordially invited. Women For: Orange County is a volunteer, non-partisan organization dedicated to advancing Human & Civil Rights, Peace, Social Justice, Education, Health Care and the Environment. womenforoc@aol.com womenfororangecounty.org

Jun 24 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Prayer & Candle Vigil for the victims and families of the AME shootings in Charleston, S.C. @ Christ Our Redeemer AME Church, 45 Tesla
We are calling our community together to shine a light on the darkness and to honor those who have lost their lives or those who have lost their loved ones. We are coming together for the healing of all and to remind us that we are a beloved community. Bring a candle or we will have one for you. For more info, contact us at 949/584-7841. www.sarah4hope.org.

Jun 25 Thursday 6pm, Irvine: PDA Greater OC Chapter @ Home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River
Please join us for our monthly PDA Chapter meeting, where we will discuss national, regional, and local issues of concern, and opportunities for action! And please bring a Pot Luck Snack Food item.

Jun 26 5:30pm Friday, Long Beach: Day of Decision Long Beach @ Long Beach Civic Center
As the Supreme Court plans to issue a highly anticipated ruling on marriage equality, join the Greater Long Beach community outside City Hall in the Civic Center Plaza for a rally marking this historic ruling.   The Supreme Court is expected to rule on marriage equality between June 23 and June 30. The rally will take place no matter what the outcome. This event is entirely free and open to the public. Leaders from the Long Beach LGBTQ community will open the rally along with local elected leaders who will be in attendance to share their thoughts on the impact of this unprecedented ruling and its nation-wide effect on LGBTQ couples. The offices of Long Beach Law will also present legal analysis describing the impact of this ruling on LGBTQ people locally and across the United States.   The rally will take place in the plaza at the Long Beach Civic Center just outside City Hall. Paid parking is available in the Civic Center lot accessible at Broadway and Cedar. Metered and unmetered street parking is available in the surrounding streets. Come out and let your voice be heard!

Jun 26 7pm Friday, Santa Ana: Day of Decision Rally @ Plaza Santa Ana, Corner of 4th and French Sts
Join the LGBTQ community to celebrate the Supreme Court's decision to grant marriage rights to all LGBTQ people

Jun 27 Saturday 10am-1pm, Carson: Discussion - Extreme Oil Production in SoCal Communities, Opposition Efforts and Clean Energy Solutions @ Carson Community Center, 801 E. Carson St.
Hosted by ILWU SCDC, San Pedro Democratic Club, The Harry Bridges Institute, South Bay 350 Climate Action Group and Food & Water Watch - California, event will features speakers Dianne Thomas, Carson Coalition, Jose Bravo, Just Transition Alliance, Alexandra Nagy, Food & Water Watch, Joe Galliani, South Bay 350 Climate Action Group. Tickets available at http://act.foodandwaterwatch.org/site/Calendar?id=117781&view=Detail

Jun 27 Tuesday 1-5pm, Laguna Niguel: Awakening the Dreamer - Changing the Dream @ 24012 Estacia Ave
http://meetup.com/Change-agents-welcome/events/222965636/ http://pachamama.org/engage

Jun 27 Saturday 5:30-10pm, Irvine: Bands And Bellies XIII @ Temple of Light OC, 11 Goddard
bandsandbellies.com/current-show We will be donating a portion of the evening's proceeds to D.R.E.A.M. Animal Rescue. Representatives of D.R.E.A.M. Animal Rescue will speak to the audience at intermission, and host a table at which you can learn more about their work and make additional donations.   5:30pm doors open for YOGA CLASS and SHOPPING and DINING!!! Fantastic vegan treats, henna, massage, and gorgeous jewelry! 5:30 to 6:30: OPEN MIC, HOSTED BY TOM MONROE!!! 6:40 to 7:00, PRE-SHOW: GUEST PERFORMANCE BY BAND/BELLY DANCE ACT, ROMARA!!! 7pm ENTERTAINMENT FREE PARKING   TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR: Admission (suggested donation): $12 General Admission $20 for show and 5:30pm Yoga class (16 yrs and up) with Karen of Beyond The Lotus! $10 Children from 6 to 12 CHILDREN 5 AND UNDER GET IN FREE bandsandbellies@gmail.com

Jun 28 Sunday 2-4pm, Laguna Hills: Fundraiser for Action Works Nepal (AWON) After 2 Major Earthquakes @ 25462 Cadillac Dr.
Our guest, Radha Paudel, is founder and president of AWON and is in the US on a speaking engagement. Also featured will be watercolor artist Edna Dobson, who was born in London and immigrated to the US in 1960. Part of the proceeds will be donated to AWON. You are cordially invited to attend a fundraiser at my house for Action Works Nepal (AWON) www.actionworksnepal.com following the devastating effects of the two major earthquakes and 45000 aftershocks. Tax deductible contributions can be made payable to the Society of American Nepalese Nurse So Cal Chapter (SANN So Cal) and mail to event address or to 8615 Santa Susana Place, West Hills CA 91304 if you are not able to attend. Donations will be accepted at the event also. Please RSVP by Friday June 26 to Rima Nashashiba at rimanashashibi@gmail.com.

Jun 28 Sunday 2:30-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club
featuring... Daraka Laramore Hall California Democratic Party Secretary   We will also hear a special presentation from Anila Ali on her involvement in the "White House Panel on Countering Violent Extremism" plus much more!   Doors open at 2 for a social half hour and the meeting usually begins at 2:30 Free for all paid 2015 club members of the Democrats of Greater Irvine Non-members and new guests: $20 at the door (cash or check) ---Goes towards membership dues & includes speaker, reception, and appetizers, and more--- (You can become a full member of the club for only $5 more---this will help us in our 2015-2016 election efforts!)

Jun 29-Jul 3 Monday 11am-Friday 2:3pm, Orange: Spring Into Action: Immigrant Youth Leadership Development Rundown @ El Modena Community Family Resource Center, 18672 E Center Ave.
Join OCIYU to their first youth leadership curriculum for Orange County's undocumented immigrant youth. Over the course of four days, you will get to learn about the history of the immigrant youth movement, the intersection between gender, race, and immigration status, and above all: the power of youth to change society for the better by standing up and fighting against injustice. Register at http://www.ociyu.org/spring-into-action.html

Jun 30 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Irvine: NWPC OC Monthly Meeting @ 11 Moonray
Note: This meeting will be held on June 30, rather than the regular 4th Tuesday. COST: $10 - to cover food and beverage Guest Speaker: Anila Ali, Coastline Representative Pakistan Educator - Author - Activist - CEO meetup.com/NWPCOC/events/223317231


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Jul 1 Wednesday 5:30pm, Costa Mesa: Shut Down Ann Coulter's Book Signing @ Barnes and Noble - Metro Pointe, 901 B South Coast Dr Suite 150
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Jul 1 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC Regular Meeting @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 S. Coast Dr., Metropointe Ctr.
Farrah Khan, Executive Director at Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council will discuss two topics: Incidents of harassment targeting Muslims in Orange County and the Department of Homeland Security initiative, Countering Violent Extremism. Peggy Thompson, of Friends of Detainees, will share a few of their personal stories so that we can better understand the dynamics of detention and its effects on detainees. Plus, a representative of Christ Our Redeemer Church in Irvine will join us to speak and lead discussion of the mass shooting at Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal in Charleston South Carolina. The shooting is being investigated as a hate crime and as an act of domestic terrorism by the United States Department of Justice. 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. dfa-oc.org.

Jul 2 Thursday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North Orange County @ Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 North Harbor Blvd.
Join the DNOC as our guest speaker will be Dr. Krista Driver, President/CEO of Mariposa Women & Families Center. Dr. Driver will speak about the Center's work in mental health and domestic violence. DNOC times: Dinner and Socializing at 6. There is NO COST for attending the meeting which begins at 7. For more information contact: DNOC President Linda Gardner, linda@heareveryvoice.com

Jul 4 Saturday 9-11am, Huntington Beach: Parade Viewing and Champagne Lunch to Benefit Bolsa Chica Conservancy @ Fred's Mexican Cafe, 300 Pacific Coast Hwy #201
Fred's Mexican Cafe will host the brunch featuring great food and view of the parade. Tables are available for sale before the event, along with individual tickets starting at $45 each. All proceeds benefit the Conservancy. For info, contact Reyes Baca @ reyes@bolsachica.org; 714/846-1114.

Jul 4 Saturday 9:45am-1pm, Huntington Beach: VFP, MFSO and Supporters marching @ corner of 17th & Main St. At W. Utica Ave., just South of Huntington Beach HS.
VFP, MFSO and supporters are marching in the largest July 4 parade in the West- The Huntington Beach parade. All members and supporters of Veterans for Peace and Military Families Speak Out are invited to march with us.   We will be lining up on Pacific Coast Hwy, which should be between 10th and 13th St. We do not know our Parade entry number at this time, so look for our VFP flag and banner. We will be running a shuttle between the Seacliff Village Shopping Center and the parade staging area. Shortly before the parade date, we will send out an email later with details on the shuttle, but for now we plan to be in front of the Starbucks in the shopping Center.   Wear your MFSO, VFP or supporter shirts. Please NO SIGNS, this is not a protest, (Parade committee rules).   The parade starts at 10:00 am, and could last as long as three hours because of the size of the parade. Recommended parking: Yorktown and Goldenwest St. SW Corner of Seacliff Village Shopping Center. Parking along side streets is also available. The last shuttle from the Seacliff Village Shopping Center to the starting point area will be 9:45am.   If the march is too difficult for you, we have a place at the end of the parade where you can help pass out literature about the true cost of war, (very important), or sit and watch, if you prefer. For the last number of years we have set up our signs at Worthy Park on the corner of 17th & Main St. At W. Utica Ave., just South of Huntington Beach HS. We need volunteers to help bring signs and water to Worthy Park. Please call or email if you can help.   The parade will be televised and, as they have had in the past, we expect a large military presence there, but we need you to make the most impact. Please join us to let the world know that peace is patriotic.   Questions on July 4 call Ed Garza at 714-317-3969

Jul 5 Sunday noon-3:30pm, Anaheim: His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Awakening Compassion @ Honda Center, 2695 E Katella Ave.
Friends of the Dalai Lama announced today that a Global Compassion Summit will be held in honor of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's landmark 80th birthday. The three-day summit will feature world leaders, Nobel Laureates, celebrity guests, speakers and performers from around the globe and will begin July 5 at Honda Center and continue July 6 & 7 at the UCI campus. For additional information please visit http://www.hhdl80.org/

Jul 5 Sunday 1pm, Huntington Beach: OC Peace Coalition Meeting @ area near the pier

Jul 5 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: No Green Party of OC meeting
Contrary to our usual "first Sunday of the month" pattern, there will be no Green Party of OC Meeting On July 5th. Instead, we're holding a gathering/potluck

Jul 6 Monday 9:30-11:30am/1:30-3:30pm, Irvine: His Holiness the Dalai Lama - Global Compassion Summit @ UCI, Bren Events Center
9:30-11:30am Compassionate Planet   Panel on the Effects of Climate Change and Taking Action to Resolve this Global Issue
1:30-3:30pm Wisdom, Vision and Experience   A Panel Dialogue with Nobel Laureates, World Leaders, Professional Experts and Artists
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Jul 7 Tuesday 9:30-11am, Irvine: His Holiness the Dalai Lama on: Youth Leadership Panel- The Significance of Education in Advancing Universal Human Values @ UCI, Bren Events Center
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Jul 7-Aug 14 Tuesday 4pm-Thursday 6pm, Santa Ana: Color Me Equal Leadership BootCamp @ Brad Bradford LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E. 4th St. (2nd Floor)
Do you know emerging young leaders who want to create positive change in the community? Please help spread the word about the Color Me Equal Leadership BootCamp, Youth Empowered to Act's 3rd annual leadership and organizing institute for LGBTQ+ Allied students/youth. During this summer-long intensive, youth learn the core elements of organizing, campaign development, and policy advocacy through a social justice lens. Participants will learn about school laws, local policies, Queer/Trans rights, Restorative Justice, and how to challenge and change systems of power and oppression through school and community advocacy.   Register: bitly.com/CMEqual2015 Contact: Tony Ortuño Tony.ortuno@lgbtcenteroc.org 714-953-5428 ext. 209 www.lgbtcenteroc.org

Jul 7 Tuesday 7:15-9pm, Irvine: Amnesty International group 178 meeting @ Irvine United Congregational Church, Plumer Hall, 4915 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92604
This month our meeting has moved to the first Tuesday in July because our group coordinator was on vacation the last Tuesday in June.   Usually our meeting will start with letter-writing on the latest Amnesty International actions. (Remember that Amnesty International was founded as a letter-writing organization.) For this portion of the evening you will need to bring a pen, everything else will be provided. See our action of the month page for an example of an Amnesty International letter-writing action.   This will be followed by the business part of the meeting, in which we cover upcoming Amnesty International events and other Human Rights-related events in the area, and other group business. New members are welcome to participate in this part of the meeting also. aiusaoc.org/irvine/meetings.html

Jul 8 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats @ Antojitos Express #2 1002 E 17th St. Suite A
We are honored to feature Sukhee Kang as our guest speaker this month. Mr. Kang was the first Korean American to serve on Irvine City Council, a position he held for four years, and as Mayor of Irvine for another four. Currently he is a Chancellor Fellow at Chapman University in Global Studies. We're excited to hear from his extensive knowledge base on leadership and breaking ground! As always please invite your friends, all ages are welcome, hot appetizers will be provided. Arrive early for first come first serve "Open Bar Happy Hour" from 7:00 - 7:30 pm. Mingle with elected officials, meet like minded peers and enjoy an evening with your favorite Young Democrats! ocyd.org

Jul 8 Wednesday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club - Pay 2 Play @ Clubhouse 3, Auditorium
Filmmaker John Ennis went searching to find a way out of the system in which politicians reward their donors with money from public funds, through contracts, favorable legislation, deregulation and tax cuts. He runs into high drama on the Ohio campaign trail and explores the underworld of Los Angeles street art. It's a humorous (truly!) journey that reveals how one single person CAN make a difference. This film is a primer on taking back our democracy!   Special Guest John M. Goodman, O.C. coordinator for Move-to-Amend and Calif. Clean Money Campaign, will lead discussion/Q&A after the film.   Club members $2; non-members $5. But free if you bring a backpack or school supplies -- we gladly support the "Back-to-School" efforts of South County Outreach.   Announcements and legislative action before the film.   Gate Entry Alert: LWV non-residents: to get your name on gate list, you must call or email Sue Dearing (949-855-6965, SDearing@comline.com), NOW!   For more info: Call Sue, or visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LWDemocraticClub, then click "Pay2Play" flyer at top; then zoom in as needed to read fine print.

Jul 11 Saturday 9am Brea/9:30am Corona del Mar, Long Beach: Monthly Meeting of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL)
@ BREA 9am 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
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 Dennis Arp at (714) 747-0206 or arp@chapman.edu for North OC or Mark Tabbert at (949) 310-5256 for Corona del Mar or Edric Guise at (562) 858-4640 for Long Beach. Learn about CCL and register for live weekly introductory call at CitizensClimateLobby.org.

Jul 11 9am-2:30pm, Santa Ana: Right to Remain Conference @ Centro Cultural de México
Conozca sus derechos como inquilino! Know your rights as a tenant! Taller de Inquilino by Union de Vecinos. *Testimonies by community residents, presentations, and special roundtable with community members. #DerechoAPermanecer #RightToRemain

Jul 11 (2nd Saturday) 10am-noon, Irvine: OC Peace Coalition General Meeting @ OC Friends meeting house, 2091 Business Center Dr, Suite 100
Anyone interested in educating, organizing and changing US foreign policies promoting illegal invasions and occupations, as well as stopping the militarization of the U.S. (High School Military Recruitment, the brutal treatment of undocumented workers, and the criminalization of youth, especially those of color).   We do not support any specific party but do support anyone who is working for Peace and Justice.   Breakfast and Coffee provided!   Bring your ideas and enthusiasm! ocpeace.org

Jul 11 11am-noon, Orange: CDP Region 17 meeting @ DPOC, 1916 W. Chapman Ave , Suite B
Agenda: Convention Recap Resolutions Summer Pool Party http://cadem.org/resources/calendar?id=0083

Jul 11 Saturday 5-8pm, Garden Grove: National Women's Political Caucus of California "Breaking the Glass Ceiling" Awards @ Hyatt Regency Garden Grove, 11999 Harbor Blvd.
NWPC is dedicated to honoring the women who have proven time after time, that Glass Ceilings CAN be broken. Nominate your favorite She-ro today! Download the nomination form or complete the on-line form and submit. Nominee's will be notified no later than June 15. nwpcca.org/2015_glass_ceiling

Jul 11 Saturday 6-8pm, Anaheim: OC Pride's 2nd Annual Closet Ball Fundraiser @ Club Bravo, 1490 S. Anaheim Blvd.
prideoc.com/oc-prides-2nd-annual-closet-ball-fundraiser

Jul 12 Sunday 11am-3pm, Huntington Beach: Green Party of OC Gathering/Potluck @ home of our friend Jeff Lebow, 18271 Pammy Lane
Break bread with those who share the values of the Green Party in a lovely garden setting.   What to bring: 1) Food to share; main dish, side, salad, or dessert. 2) Something you drink (lemonade provided) 3) A beach chair or blanket (some seating available) 4) A musical instrument (optional but fun) 5) Sunscreen (backyard daytime, some shade available)   Please RSVP to jlebow@socal.rr.com by Wednesday July 8th so we have a headcount.

Jul 12 Sunday 1:30pm, Irvine: Humanist Association of OC - Panel Discussion "Paths to Humanism" @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Meet and Greet at 1:30 pm. Meeting begins at 2 pm. meetup.com/OCHumanists/events/222604285

Jul 12 Sunday 3-5pm, Tustin: Climate Change Committee @ REI, 2962 El Camino Real
We will be in the Community Meeting room of the REI store in Tustin Marketplace meetup.com/ClimateChangeCommittee/events/223799760

Jul 13 Monday 6-9pm, Irvine: "Art with a Twist" National Organization for Women - Fundraiser for the Teen Leadership Conference @ Irvine Ranch Water District
Price: $45.00; includes painting, h'orderves & 1 glass of wine For reservations call or text (949)230-1169 or email ksalter@ocnow.org

Jul 13 Monday 7-8:30pm, Orange: Pax Christi OC - Pope Francis Encyclical @ St. Joseph Center, Classroom 4, 480 S. Batavia
Join us as we begin to STUDY this important document. Copies of the document will be available to anyone that emails me at mikewalsh@pacbell.net or sends me a text at (714) 348-7573.

Jul 14 Tuesday 10am, Santa Ana: Press Conference: Reject PEP Deportation Program in Santa Ana @ In front of the ICE Building, 34 Civic Center Plaza
Join RAIZ and Orange County Immigrant Youth United and make your voice heard! Let's send a clear message that failed deportation policies are not welcome in Santa Ana!   In a letter submitted to the city council outlining the rationale behind the need to reject PEP-Comm, the groups wrote: "However, what is clear is that by continuing to put responsibility for immigration enforcement on local law enforcement agencies, PEP-Comm is plagued by the same failings of S-Comm."

Jul 14 Tuesday 5pm, Irvine: Irvine City Council: "In God We Trust" @ City Hall, 1 Civic Center Plaza.
meetup.com/Backyard-Skeptics/events/223869429

Jul 14 Tuesday 6pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach City Council: Drought Agenda
Contact: Alan Boinus 949-497-1556 anb92652@gmail.com

Jul 14 Tuesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Green Party OC County Council meeting @ Gypsy Den, The Lab, 2930 Bristol St B102
Specific discussion action item is Green Party of Orange County participation, partnership and/or support of Chris Hedges speaking event, to be held after OC Progressive Summit, Saturday September 19, at Delhi Center in Santa Ana.   Food and beverage is available at Gypsy Den, a long-standing restaurant. GPOC welcomes all active Greens to participate in this important meeting!

Jul 14 Tuesday 7-10pm, Newport Beach: Newport Beach City Council: protest Councilmember Peotter's hate speech @ 100 Civic Center Dr.
We are asking the community, LGBTQ and Allies, to join us at the Newport Beach City Council meeting this Tuesday. We will attend the City Council meeting to show the Councilmembers, Mayor and the City of Newport Beach that we will not be silent when an elected official uses his position to spew hateful, hurtful, anti-lgbt rhetoric. We want to have as many people there as possible. We can fill the seats and for those who would like, speak up during the public comments and make our voices heard. http://facebook.com/events/644098425721265

new Jul 15 (3rd Wednesday) 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: OC for Climate Action @ 1151 Dove Street #210 occlimateaction.org

Jul 16 Thursday 1:30pm, Laguna Woods Village: Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods Village Presents the Film Paul Robeson: Here I Stand @ Clubhouse 1, Main Lounge.
This American Masters Production presents the life and achievement of Robeson - athlete, actor, singer, scholar and champion of civil and economic rights. Free to all. For details visit website www.lagunawoodsvillage.com and click on clubs and club web pages.

Jul 16 Thursday 7pm, Huntington Beach: Debate # 18 - Should Abortion Remain Legal? @ Huntington Beach Community Church, 8101 Slater Ave.
Pro-choice advocates Cecili Chadwick and Revilee Lake will be debating three Christian Pro-Life advocates at this debate. Debate organizes Bruce Gleason and Dave Leman have been waiting for the right time to have a debate/discussion on this topic. Please bring a calm demeanor to this debate and make your reasonable arguments and questions for either side. We will be video recording this event to be added to the BackyardSkeptics.com streaming page.   Several of us will be going to Norms afterward for further discourse. meetup.com/Backyard-Skeptics/events/223780813

Jul 17 Friday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: OC May Day Coalition @ Old City Hall - 217 N Main St. Santa Ana CA, Suite #122
http://ocmdc.org

Jul 18 Saturday noon-1:30pm, Anaheim: Anaheim Democratic Club @ Workers United Local 50, 527 S Harbor Blvd.
The Anaheim Democratic Club will be meeting this weekend to discuss the upcoming district maps for the city. Contact Dr. Emma Jeanette Burns: 714-328-4464.

Jul 18 Saturday 1pm, Aliso Viejo/Fullerton: MoveOn: Teach-In to Save the Economy
Discussion following short videos featuring Robert Reich's "The Big Picture: Ideas to Save the Economy". Free ranging ideas about different types of economies and what would work best in modern America to make our economy more responsive to human needs and the preservation of our world and its ecosystems.   Aliso Viejo: moveon.org/event/events/event.html?event_id=143969   Fullerton moveon.org/event/events/event.html?event_id=143969

Jul 18 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State: Stem Cell Policy Update @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Presented by Dr. Sidney Golub, Director Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, UCI   His major interests are in science policy and research ethics. He will discuss stem cell policy as an example of American science policy and the politicization of controversial scientific issues. He will focus on the changes in stem cell policy through the administrations of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. He will also discuss California stem cell policy and the status of our state stem cell agency, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, established by the passage of Proposition 71 in 2004.   Our doors open at 1:15 for socializing and the meeting starts at 1:45 au-oc.org/upcoming-events/2015-06-20

Jul 19 Sunday 11am-5pm, Santa Ana: OC Zine Fest @ OC Center for Contemporary Art, 117 N Sycamore St.
Applications: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1d_XUllGqPj3VRS5CYjW1JPO6k7lyCEJw-nmOyS5hPCU/closedform email: oczinefest@gmail.com

Jul 19 Sunday 2pm, Orange: Bernie Sanders for President 2016 House Party facebook.com/events/491580091016708 Let's build a large cohesive group of volunteers to help Bernie win the Democratic nomination and ultimately the White House.

[update] Jul 19 Sunday 7pm, Huntington Beach: United For Animal Liberation (Orange County - DxE July day of action) @ Barnes & Noble, Bella Terra, 7881 Edinger Ave #110
Monthly Theme: In July, activists from across the world will come together to speak out for animals everywhere with a simple message -- We are all Animals, United for Animal Liberation.   Action Plan: All of us will gather at a place of violence or an open public space, wearing blue shirts and holding candles. There will be three people in front of the demonstration setup. Two of them will be holding 'Until Every Animal is Free' signs and in the middle will be a person with a candle. At exactly sunset, the person in the middle will light a candle to honor the billions of animals who have lost their lives to violence of all sorts. The person lighting the candle will say a few short words and everyone else holding Until Every Animal is Free placards will also say something individually.

Jul 21 Tuesday 7pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club of OC @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Jim Bettendorf and Ruth Shapin will lead a discussion on the United Nations reports on the Gaza Attack and other recent developments. Please join us and share your ideas.

Jul 21 Tuesday 7pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats - Celebrate Victory & Pride @ Norman P. Murray Community & Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way
Laura Kantor, from the Orange County LGTB Center will be our guest speaker.

Jul 22 Wednesday 10am-7pm, Santa Ana->San Diego->Santa Ana: Please join us as we rally and let ALEC know they are not welcome in California @ in front of OCEA 830 N. Ross St.
We have a bus and will provide transportation to and from, food and drinks. YOU MUST SIGN UP TO ATTEND WITH US ON THE BUS! docs.google.com/forms/d/1GMz68XiCAtaJNyPIWik-JFgYXomDjdLi0DuJjsveimk/viewform?usp=send_form or RSVP by calling Joline Cruz at 714-835-1534 or via email at joline@oclabor.org   Join thousands of progressives on July 22nd in San Diego to send a message to ALEC: We respect families, workers, immigrant and LGBTQ rights and our environment in California. We value dignity and justice for all.   We will get on the bus and go together to San Diego for the rally where we will join others from across the State!

Jul 22 Wednesday 11am, Irvine: Women For: OC - Vanishing of the Bees @ Irvine Ranch, Water District Duck Club, 5 Riparian View
The film explores the mysterious disappearance of honey bees across the plant due to Colony Collapse Disorder. Learn more about the vital contribution of honey bees and the relationship between mankind and mother earth. Lunch at 11am preceding the film will be pizza, salad with honey mustard dressing and honey almond bars. Door prizes of honey from the Guerrilla Bee Keeper will be awarded. Free and open to the public. Men are cordially invited. Collection: new underwear and socks for Native Americans of Northern Arizona as part of an ongoing project. womenforoc@aol.com; http://www.womenfororangecounty.org.

Jul 22-24 Wednesday 3pm-Friday 8pm, San Diego: Stop ALEC Fest 2015 @ Grand Hyatt San Diego, 1 Market Pl.
TENTATIVE: 7/21 (Day before the event) ~8:30pm Light up towers + Press Conference   7/22 3pm - Rally at Embarcadero Park North 4pm - March through SD to Hyatt 4:30-5pm - March arrives at Hyatt <-- MAIN EVENT 6pm - Balloon Launch (Tethered giant balloons with signs)   7/23 6pm - Common Cause is sponsoring a panel discussion Hilton Airport   Pantoja Park is about 1.5 blocks North and will be our base camp, (has porta-potties) and will have hot dogs available sponsored by Nurses Union.
Through the secretive meetings of the American Legislative Exchange Council, corporate lobbyists and state legislators vote as equals on 'model bills' to change our rights that often benefit the corporations' bottom line at public expense. ALEC is a pay-to-play operation where corporations buy a seat and a vote on 'task forces' to advance their legislative wish lists and can get a tax break for donations, effectively passing these lobbying costs on to taxpayers.

Jul 22 Wednesday 5:30pm, Anaheim: Public Forum on County Plan for Homeless Shelter @ Eastside Christian Church, 3330 E. Miraloma Ave.
The second in a series, the forum is for anyone with questions or opinions about OC's plan to open a homeless shelter in an Anaheim industrial area and is scheduled to address the always controversial issue of creating a place to stay for people in Orange County without permanent homes. The county is in the process of paying $4.2 million for a warehouse on 1.87 acres at 1000 N. Kraemer Place after the Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously authorized the purchase on June 2. The cities of Fullerton and Anaheim are contributing $500,000 each.

Jul 23 Thursday 2pm, Santa Ana: Community Corrections Partnership Meeting @ Probation Department, Training Room 5, 1001 S. Grand Ave.
Governing Body for Re-Entry Funding to inform yourself and ask questions about the progress of Prop 47 and realignment (AB 109). More information contact Monica Curca at (714)833-9739.

Jul 23 Thursday 6:30pm, Irvine: UCI Dem Club Meeting @ UCI Courtyard Room #3
Email: collegedems.uci@gmail.com

Jul 23 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Irvine: Water in California: the Good the Bad and the Ugly @ Irvine Ranch, Water District Duck Club, 5 Riparian View
An evening with Ray Hiemstra 6:30 pm - Refreshments, meet & greet 7:00 pm - Program 7:45 pm - Discussion Free admission   RSVP appreciated: occlimateaction.org/2015/water-in-california-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly

Jul 25-26 Saturday 8:45am-Sunday 5:50pm, Irvine: West Coast Ecofeminist Conference @ Museum of Goddess History & Culture (Goddess Temple of Orange County) 17905 Sky Park Circle, #A
Network with academics, activists and peers. Learn how to take a leadership role within an egalitarian structure. Get involved with social justice, environmental/earth, climate change, animal rights and women's issues. Discuss how to evolve out of a violent, patriarchal world. Tickets $20 - $45 westcoastecofem.com

Jul 25 Saturday noon-9pm, Santa Ana: Musica en Movimiento Art and Music festival 2015 @ Centro Cultural de México@
Vendor or organization tabling application email: info@elcentroculturaldemexico.org

Jul 25 Saturday 4pm, Irvine: PDA Greater OC Chapter @ Home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River
Please join us for our monthly PDA Chapter meeting, where we will discuss national, regional, and local issues of concern, and opportunities for action! And please bring a Pot Luck Snack Food item.

Jul 26 9:30am/11am/12:30pm, Irvine: Call to Action: Justice for the Incarcerated @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Parkway
9:30am & 11am * Worship Guest Preacher, Delonte Gholston, Pastoral Staff at New City Church of Los Angeles
12:30 pm * Discussion Forum Led by David Gist, "Bread for the World" Featuring Donald R. Craig, OC NAACP Branch President; Friends of OC Detainees; and Special Guests.

Jul 26 Sunday 2:30-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club
Our guest speaker will be Dr. Emma Jeanette Burns, Vice President of the Orange County NAACP. She will be speaking about "voter suppression and its effect on the outcome of elections" as well as her recent efforts in organizing a new Democratic Club in the city of Anaheim. Doors open at 2 for a social half hour and the meeting usually begins at 2:30

Jul 27-Aug 2 Monday-Sunday, Costa Mesa/Santa Ana/Anaheim/Santa Ana/Garden Grove/Costa Mesa/Santa Ana/Santa Ana/Laguna Beach: OC Pride Week prideoc.com/announcing-oc-pride-week-2015-july-27-august-2

Jul 28 (4th Tuesday) 5:30-7pm, Orange: Peace Vigil by MFSO and CODEPINK @ The Orange Circle at the intersection of Glassell St and Chapman Ave.
As many of you know, after our monthly vigil at the Traffic Circle in Orange, most of us meet for a little "down time and socialization" at Watson's Drug Store. The Orange County Peace Coalition has requested that we change our regularly held vigil, (the third Tuesday of the month), to a time when they have their regularly scheduled OCPC meetings. The idea would be to combine the two activities, (many of us go to OCPC meetings and the vigil).   This means that instead of socializing after the vigil, the OCPC meetings would be held at Watsons Drugs at 7pm. This might help us have more people at our vigil if OCPC members will just come a little earlier. We hope that you will join us at the Traffic Circle on the 4th Tuesday of this month starting at 5:30. At 7pm we are all invited to join the OCPC meeting which will be held right after the vigil at Watson's Diner- just around the corner beginning at 7pm.

Jul 28 6pm, Mission Viejo: CDP Region 18 Meeting @ COCO's Restaurant, 27750 Crown Valley Parkway
Region 18 meeting of AD's 73 & 74   We are trying a new venue for our meeting. Thanks to some of our Delegates searching for a new place other than Karl Strauss, which is at the very northern end of the Region, we are going to try this venue.   Phil Hanneman, Region 18 Director, CDP (h) 760-724-4678 (c) 760-716-6126 (f) 760-630-3800

Jul 28 Tuesday 6:30pm, Carson: Carson Planning Commission Fracking Ban Vote @ Carson City Hall, 701 E. Carson St.
The Carson Planning Commission is gearing up to vote on the long-awaited fracking ban next Tuesday, July 28 at 6:30pm. We are calling on the Planning Commission to pass the ban and improve it by removing a loophole that would allow oil companies to apply for an exemption to this ban with the City Manager and removing unclear language to make sure the ban is strong and will protect the community from extreme extraction.Sign up for the event at http://act.foodandwaterwatch.org/site/Calendar?id=118361&view=Detail

Jul 28 (4th Tuesday) 7-9pm, Orange: OC Peace Coalition general meeting ocpeace.org @ Watson Drugs and Soda Fountain, 116 E Chapman Ave (After Circle Vigil)
WHO: All interested people are invited, especially anyone who might represent one of our member organizations. We're likely to be planning for tabling, future actions, or whatever business people want to bring up (excluding any specific support of candidates or political parties). Please bring your ideas, and be ready to step up and participate.

Jul 28 Tuesday 7:15-9pm, Irvine: Amnesty International group 178 meeting @ Irvine United Congregational Church, Plumer Hall, 4915 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92604
aiusaoc.org/irvine/meetings.html

[update] Jul 29 Wednesday 5:45pm Santa Ana, 6pm Huntington Beach, 6:30pm Brea, 7pm Anaheim/Fullerton/Garden Grove/Irvine/Orange/Mission Viejo/Placentia/San Clemente/Trabuco Canyon: Bernie Sanders 2016 Organizing Meeting @ Pink Ribbon Donuts, 28601 Marguerite Parkway ste A2, Mission Viejo
Anaheim: go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/july29organizingmeeting/4jvwg   Brea: go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/july29organizingmeeting/4jvf5   Fullerton: meetup.com/OC-for-Bernie-Sanders/events/224137721   Garden Grove: go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/july29organizingmeeting/4jvhg   Irvine: go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/july29organizingmeeting/4jvr9   Huntington Beach: go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/july29organizingmeeting/wrqs   Mission Viejo: meetup.com/OC-for-Bernie-Sanders/events/224085858   Orange: meetup.com/OC-for-Bernie-Sanders/events/223689594   Placentia: go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/july29organizingmeeting/w2b   Santa Ana: go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/july29organizingmeeting/4v7v8   Trabuco Canyon: go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/july29organizingmeeting/wrqs

Jul 30 Thursday 4-6:30pm, Los Angeles Medicare turns 50 @ LA Trade Tech, 400 W. Washington Blvd.
Patients, caregivers, providers, policy makers, and neighbors will join together to celebrate Medicare's first 50 years and commit to strengthening, protecting and expanding Medicare for decades to come. medicareturns50.org/events.html

Jul 30 Thursday 6-9pm, Costa Mesa: The Democratic Clubs of Coastal Orange County Present a Community Forum on Public Education in OC @ The Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Ave.
Topics: Common Core, Student Loan Debt, Funding, STEM, Multiculturalism and More. Expert panel, moderated by Dr. Ari Grayson, will address the issues facing the educational system in Orange County. Panelists: Dr. Thomas Parham, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UCI; Lori Gentles, Vice President of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion, CSUF; Dr. Bonny A Gray, Psychologist and Creator of the Diversity Infusion Program & Perspectives Forums; Clair Cesaro, Faculty Assoc. Pres. South Orange County CC District and Mike Matsuda, Supt. Anaheim Union HS District. For info, contact Jean Ardell, Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club jeanardell@yahoo.com; Mike Getto, South OC Democratic Club mike.getto@gmail.com; Dr. Ari Grayson, Laguna Beach Democratic Club dr.aegrayson@me.com; Iyad Afalqa Democrats of Greater Irvine iafalqa@gmail.com; Mary Ann O'Connell, Costa Mesa Democratic Club, cmdemclub@gmail.com; Fran Sdao, Canyon Democrats Club fsdao1@me.com. Meet Dr. Suzanne Savary, candidate US Congress, CA 48th; Sharon Quirk Silva, candidate CA State Assembly 65th; Joseph Dunn, former State Senator 33rd; Katrina Foley, Costa Mesa City Council; Beth Krom, Irvine City Council.

Jul 31 Friday 6-7pm, Costa Mesa: Protest against Texas police lynching, wars @ corner of Bristol and Anton across from the South Coast Plaza
Contact: Chuck Anderson, quetzalcoatl38@aol.com , Mike Mang 949 280 4388

Jul 31 Friday 6-9pm, Fountain Valley: Cowspiracy : The Sustainability Secret - Film screening @ 9893 Peralta River Circle
The film follows an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today — and investigates why the world's leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. This shocking yet humorous documentary reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet.   The screening will be followed by a discussion led by Dr. Moses Seenarine, author of the forthcoming book "Meat Climate Change: The 2nd Leading Cause of Global Warming." Light vegan snacks will be available. A $5 donation is suggested.


AUGUST

Aug 1 Saturday 9am-noon Brea/9:30am-noon Corona del Mar, Long Beach: Monthly Meeting of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL)
@ Brea 9am to noon: Brea Congregational Church at 300 E. Imperial Hwy, Brea 92821
@ 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
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 Dennis Arp at (714) 747-0206 or arp@chapman.edu for North OC or Mark Tabbert at (949) 310-5256 for Corona del Mar or Edric Guise at (562) 858-4640 for Long Beach. Learn about CCL and register for live weekly introductory call at CitizensClimateLobby.org.

Aug 1 Saturday 11:30am-4pm, Dana Point: Koch Bros' Freedom Partners SoCal Summit for GOP Pres Candidates Protest @ Intersection of Pacific Coast Hwy and Niguel Road, Dana Point you will find paid parking. The St. Regis Resort is .6 of a mile on Niguel Road. Resort address is 1 Monarch Beach, Monarch Beach
The Koch brothers have promised to spend almost 1 BILLION dollars on the 2016 Presidential Election. They are hosting their annual SoCal confab in Orange County this coming weekend, August 1-3. Let's "welcome" the attendees with a good ole' OC demonstration letting them know that we do NOT approve of our Presidents being bought.   CONTACT: Katie Butkins Phone: 949-201-5568

Aug 1 Saturday noon-10pm, Santa Ana: OC Pride Festival @ 4th Street

Aug 1 Saturday 5-9pm, Costa Mesa: Walk for Hope Quote Making Party
Let's get together to finish up as many quotes as possible for the upcoming Walk for Hope. We'll also have food and music to close the event off. https://www.facebook.com/events/445094392339445/

Aug 1 Saturday 5-10pm, Santa Ana: Inside | Out An intimate view of life on the street @ Avantgarden The Art Gallery, Santora Arts Building, 207 N Broadway, Suite B-7B
A photographic perspective of life on the street, through the eyes of Santa Ana Civic Center's homeless residents.   Photography: Lorenzo Benitez, Jimi Fellows and James Carroll   Curated by Susan Menning in partnership with The Heart of Delight   Grand Opening Reception: 7-10 pm | Saturday, August 1   Exhibit runs through the end of August, gallery hours: Fri:6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Sat:2:00 pm - 10:00 pm Sun:2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Aug 1 Saturday 6pm, Tustin: DFOC Dinner with Secretary of State Alex Padilla @ Zov's, 17440 E 17th St.
Seating is extremely limited. Reservations will be honored on a first come-first serve basis. https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/alexpadillamid-yearevent2015

[canceled] Aug 2 (1st Sunday) 7:30am-4pm, Huntington Beach: NO Huntington Beach Arlington West this Sunday Aug 2
Because of a super event on the beach we had to cancel AW for this month. A reminder that the VFP 2015 Annual Convention is in San Diego Aug 5-9. Go to www.veteransforpeace.org for all of the details.   If you have questions contact Jeff at jeff.mfso@earthlink.net or call/text 562-522-4241

[canceled] Aug 2 Sunday noon-12:30pm, Huntington Beach: OC Peace Coalition Meeting @ area near the pier
There will be NO meeting this Sunday, August 2.   The beach will effectively be closed due to the surfing championships going on.   Our meetings will continue next month unless otherwise notified.   Sorry for the late notice.

Aug 2 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Guest speaker: San Diego-based Green Party member Mike Goldbeck, who authored "Adopt and Nurture Your Precinct to Massively Grow the Green Party Into A Powerful Political Force".
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.

Aug 3 Monday 6-8pm, Irvine: Worldly Women of Irvine -- The Feminine Voice: What It IS and What It ISN'T Or...How to be heard in a world that interrupts women @ The Duck Club at the San Joaquin Marsh
http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=7143bae0cc206855a5f24a637&id=bc357b55b7 Please RSVP to worldlywomenirvine@gmail.com

Aug 4 Tuesday 9:15-11:30am, Santa Ana: CLUE OC Clergy/Community Gathering @ Templo Calvario Church, 2501 W 5th St.
Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice- Orange County invites you to a conversation about the economic justice issues that our communities are facing. With the power of faith, hope, and solidarity we can bring transformation as distinguished faith and community leaders. Please join us in our efforts to break down barriers and expand economic opportunity for all.   Contact info: Karina Paredes karina.clue@gmail.com or (562) 565 4826.   Please RSVP, space is limited.

Aug 4 Tuesday 7:15-9:30pm, Irvine: #OC4Bernie Core Leadership Team Meeting @ Meeting Room Near Irvine Spectrum
meetup.com/OC-for-Bernie-Sanders/events/224326672

Aug 5 Wednesday 4pm, Santa Monica: Never Again - 70th Hiroshima Anniversary Vigil @ Chain Reaction peace sculpture, 1800 block of Main Street, at the Santa Monica Civic Center
A Vigl to Remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Renew Our Commitment to a Nuclear Weapons Free Future   Please plan to arrive early between 3:30 - 4 pm. A moment of silence will be observed at 4:15 pm, the exact time the first bomb was dropped over Hiroshima (8:15 am August 6 in Japan local time).   PROGRAM to include: Presentation of the Hiroshima Peace Flame by Ministers of the Koyasan Buddhist Temple of Los Angeles * Remarks by: Jimmy Hara MD, Physicians for Social Responsibility-LA * Robert Scheer, Editor-in-Chief of Truthdig * Blase Bonpane, Office of the Americas * Alice Soto, Pax Christi * More to be announced   Sponsored by: Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles, Campaign Nonviolence, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace, the International Health and Epidemiology Research Center, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Office of the Americas, Palisadians for Peace, Pax Christi, PeaceAction West, Soka Gakkai International - USA   For more information contact Denise Duffield at dduffield@psr-la.org or 213-689-9170 ext. 104.

Aug 5 Wednesday 5:30pm, Fullerton: Public Forum on County Plan for Homeless Shelter @ Grace Korean Church, 1701 W. Valencia Dr.
The third in a series, the forum is for anyone with questions or opinions about OC's plan to open a homeless shelter in an Anaheim industrial area and is scheduled to address the always controversial issue of creating a place to stay for people in Orange County without permanent homes. The county is in the process of paying $4.2 million for a warehouse on 1.87 acres at 1000 N. Kraemer Place after the Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously authorized the purchase on June 2. The cities of Fullerton and Anaheim are contributing $500,000 each.

[no meeting] Aug 5 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC is not meeting on Wed. August 5 Our next meeting is Wednesday, September 2 Watch for the announcement early next week visit http://dfa-oc.org

Aug 6 Thursday 5:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Community Kinship Circle @ Trinity Cristo Rey Church, 902 S. Broadway.
Witness the power of community building circles, a restorative practice that creates a safe space to build relationships and kinship. Light refreshments/snacks, child care and interpretation available. Please RSVP to melody.gonzalez@sa-bac.org, 714/585-9205 orsteven@protectkinship.org, 714/315-6435 by July 31 at 5pm.

Aug 6 Thursday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North Orange County @ Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 North Harbor Blvd.
Join the DNOC as our guest speaker will be Claudia Perez, External Affairs Manager at Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties. DNOC times: Dinner and Socializing at 6. There is NO COST for attending the meeting which begins at 7. For more information contact: DNOC President Linda Gardner, linda@heareveryvoice.com

Aug 6 Thursday 7pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC @ Green Valley Clubhouse, 17250 Los Jardines West.
The meeting will feature open discussion with Former California State Senator, Lou Correa, who represented the 34th Senate District. RSVP club@dcwoc.com | (714) 563-4378

Aug 6 Thursday 7-9:30pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace & Justice Coalition screening of "CITIZENFOUR" @ St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave.
whittierpeace.org/index.htm#IntoEternity

Aug 7 Friday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: OC May Day Coalition @ Old City Hall - 217 N Main St. Santa Ana CA, Suite #122
http://ocmdc.org

Aug 8 (2nd Saturday) 10am-noon, Irvine: OC Peace Coalition General Meeting @ OC Friends meeting house, 2091 Business Center Dr, Suite 100
Anyone interested in educating, organizing and changing US foreign policies promoting illegal invasions and occupations, as well as stopping the militarization of the U.S. (High School Military Recruitment, the brutal treatment of undocumented workers, and the criminalization of youth, especially those of color).   We do not support any specific party but do support anyone who is working for Peace and Justice.   Breakfast and Coffee provided!   Bring your ideas and enthusiasm! ocpeace.org

Aug 8 Saturday 11:30am, Santa Ana: OC Time Bank Gathering @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 East 4th Street, Suite 202
PLEASE RSVP HERE: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-time-exchange-tickets-16255813576?aff=erelexporg

Aug 8 Saturday 2-4pm, Garden Grove: Laudato Si: Engaging Pope Francis' Encyclical On Ecology @ Cultural Center (Christ Cathedral Campus) 13280 Chapman Ave.
This presentation and community forum will focus on the theology of the encyclical, the global impact of climate change on the poor, and help build a scientific understanding of climate change and offer a context for how we can begin to address this seminal issue in our own lives and society. Attendees will have the chance to connect with various agencies working on this issue and leave with practical steps for community and parish engagement. This important presentation is co-sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. Please RSVP: http://praisebetoyou.eventbrite.com

[update] Aug 8 Saturday 5pm, Laguna Woods: John Dean - "Watergate's Lasting Impact and Today's 'Scandal' Politics" @ Clubhouse 5
Dinner, talk, Q&A, book sale/signing by the Watergate whistleblower, now bestselling author, historian, respected analyst on TV and in print. A John Dean talk, Q&A, book sale/signing is big, fascinating, and rare in O.C.! Attend also to keep Dean returning.   41 years ago, exactly Aug. 8, Pres. Nixon announced his resignation. Dean will inscribe to you his latest book "The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It" - 784 pages based on 600 secret tapes newly-found and transcribed by Dean, and other new sources. The NY Times said it "resolves ... major unsettled questions," besides "creating a definitive historical record of how the Watergate scandal unfolded."   Buy it in paperback now until Aug. 7 at $18 (17% off), at the event $20 (8% off) - both prices include 8% sales tax paid by bookseller, as do all below - or hardcover $30 (21% off) until Aug. 7, $33 (13% off) at the event. He'll also sign 3 prior bestsellers, all paperbacks on sale at big discounts (26% off until Aug. 7, 20% at event) - "Broken Government" ($13-14), "Conservatives Without Conscience" and "Worse Than Watergate" ($12-13). Buy now thru Aug. 7 from The Book Corral (family-owned bookstore host engaged), 949-855-8054; 23016 Lake Forest Dr. #D, Laguna Hills 92653 (at Carlota, SW corner, behind Coco's); open Mon.-Sat. 10-6. TheBookCorral@yahoo.com. Delivery of books at event. VISA, Mastercard, Discover accepted.   Enjoy a fine caterer's served dinner: Hors d'oeuvres: meatballs, stuffed mushrooms, krab on Belgian Endive. Entree choice: Florida chicken, salmon filet, vegetarian. Tossed green salad, mango sorbet dessert, wine served at table, coffee, tea, etc. Laguna Woods Democratic Club hosts. Members $30; Guests $35. Amazing silent auction! "Blue Donkey" drinks (don't ask!) for small donation to benefit South County Outreach, serving the poor and elderly.   Sign up at secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/lagunawoods2015 by July 29; to pay by check or for more info call Penny, 714-381-6439.

Aug 9 Sunday 1:30pm, Irvine: Humanist Association of OC - Review of "Fighting Back the Right: Reclaiming America from the Attack on Reason" @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Meet and Greet at 1:30 pm. Meeting begins at 2 pm. meetup.com/OCHumanists/events/223919534

Aug 9 Sunday 3-5pm, Tustin: Climate Change Committee @ REI, 2962 El Camino Real
We will be in the Community Meeting room of the REI store in Tustin Marketplace * We will have 3 short videos on fracking and a video on fossil fuels in addition to many of the other things that need to be talked about. * Lynn Smith will report on the Newport Beach Sustainability plan. * We will distribute Climate Change Committee handouts for tabling. * Climate Forum in Long Beach * Various updates meetup.com/ClimateChangeCommittee/events/224165598

Aug 9 Sunday 4-7pm, Irvine: Support #IranDeal Irvine @ OC Great Park, 6950 Marine Way
If you support #IranDeal join us Sunday for a fun photo-shoot in Irvine Spectrum. We will gather, hold signs, take group photos, and send them to be included in a global video with Iranians across the world.   We are going to meet in the Orange County Great Park by the Balloon. (the orange balloon that can be seen from 5 and 405 freeway) Address: Orange County Great Park Balloon & Visitors Center, C Street, Irvine, CA 92618   Please share this message with your friends.   his is a Organic & Worldwide event which in most of the cities will happen on August 15th; However, we are going to have our Irvine event on August 9th, because then we can all attend the Los Angles Event next week!   Join us to Support Peace!   Wear bright colors and bring your smile!

Aug 10 Monday 5:30-7:30pm, Anaheim: Jordan Brandman Campaign Kick-of @ Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort, 1855 S Harbor Blvd
Please join us as we launch our campaign for California's 46th Congressional District.   To RSVP, contact Melahat Rafiei at Melahat@PSCcampaigns.com or (562) 491-1318.   Suggested contributions:   $2700 Election Sponsor $1000 Election Host $500 Friend $150 Supporter

Aug 10 Monday 7-8:30pm, Orange: Pax Christi OC Gathering - Pope Francis Encyclical (Part 2) @ St. Joseph Center, Classroom 4, 480 S. Batavia
Join us as we continue our STUDY of this important document. Refreshments will be served! All are welcome! Copies of the document will be available to anyone that emails me at mikewalsh@pacbell.net or sends me a text at (714) 348-7573.

Aug 12 Wednesday 5pm, Irvine: UCI Dem Club Meeting @ Flagpoles
For those coming late, after meeting at the flagpoles we are heading to room 3, at the courtyard lounge. Across ASUCI. Email: collegedems.uci@gmail.com

Aug 12 Wednesday 5:30-8pm, Santa Ana: Overcriminalized and Overpunished: Jesus Aguirre Jr. A Case Study of the Orange County School to Prison Pipeline @ Latino Health Access, 450 W 4th St, Suite 130
In 2010, at the age of 16, Jesus Aguirre Jr. was sentenced to Life in Prison plus 25 years plus 10 years to be served consecutively (his sentence is now 17 years). Jesus was sentenced in an unjust and unconstitutional manner for an aggression he did not commit. The event will showcase a silent play in which a report with the same title of the event will be read by a local youth. The silent play will answer the question: how did a Latino boy with a learning disability end up being sentenced to Life in Prison in Orange County.   Following the silent play we will have a panel with guests from ACLU, the OC JDAI Alternatives to Detention Committee and Elizabeth Cauffman of the UCI School of Social Ecology. The panel will speak on the subject of the School to Prison Pipeline in Orange County and present on two reports released early this year: "The Capstone Project" by Georgetown University and "The Crossroads Study" by the UCI School of Social Ecology. Both studies shed light on the conditions of youth in the juvenile justice system in Orange County.   The event will begin with dinner at 5:30pm. The silent theater presentation will begin at 6:30pm and will be followed by the panel which will conclude at 8pm.   Through this event we seek to launch a campaign aiming for a Governor's pardon for Jesus Aguirre Jr. with the hope of him being freed and home with his family by Christmas. We are requesting your presence and support as an endorser of the petition that will be submitted to Governor Brown.   To RSVP, please email Melody Gonzalez at melody.gonzalez@sa-bhc.org

Aug 12 Wednesday 5:45pm, Irvine: Activist Meet-up + UNITY Screening @ Veggie Grill, Irvine Spectrum Center, 81 Spectrum Center Dr. http://facebook.com/events/105634109783182/

Aug 12 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats @ Antojitos Express #2 1002 E 17th St. Suite A
Our guest speaker will be Congressional Candidate Lou Correa. ocyd.org

Aug 12 Wednesday 7-9pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd Assembly Democratic Alliance @ IAM District 725, 5402 Bolsa Ave.
72ndada.com

Aug 13 Thursday 2pm, Laguna Woods Village: Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods Village Presents the Film Lifting the Fog: The Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki @ Clubhouse 1, Main Lounge
This film poses the question, "Was the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki necessary?" Free to all. For details visit website www.lagunawoodsvillage.com and click on clubs and club web pages.

Aug 14 Friday 1pm, Seal Beach: Senior Patriots For Peace: "The March" @ Leisure World Clubhouse #4
A 2013 documentary commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's historic 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It tells the unknown stories which led to the March; the fierce opposition from the U.S.government to it happening; the heroic endeavors to fund-raise and organize the March by hundreds of committed civil rights activists. This is the titanic story of the unfolding personal and public dramas; threats of violence, subterfuge fears of violent racial disturbances that were overcome to make the March on Washington the biggest peaceful demonstration to take place in the United States to date.   There will be a question and answer period after the presentation. All are invited to attend this free event.
Those living outside Leisure World must call Nancy at (562)896-8604 to leave your name so that a guest list can be left at the Main Gate to assure admission For further information call Nancy Goldstein at (562)896-8604 or Lucille Martin at (562)430-1047

Aug 15 Saturday 9am, Santa Ana: Que Pride, Ni Que Pride! Revolutionizing Our Orgullo @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St.
DeColores Queer Orange County (DCQOC) is a grassroots community organization that emerged from our community's need to create an empowering, social, supportive, and political space for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer (LGBTQ) Latina/Latino community.   Que Pride! Ni Que Pride, Revolutionizing my Orgullo was inspired by the the current times Queer and Trans folks of color are living in present day America. In the wake of Marriage Equality, a Vanity Fair cover and a show that covers the issues of growing up trans, we are still seeing an absent US in this queer "Gay" movement. A movement that does not dare to speak about race, immigration, and queer leaders who will sell out their communities for a selfie opportunity with the President. In celebrating this accomplishment across the nation for our freedom to marry we have silenced other voices that are still living along the margins of discrimination, poverty, incarceration, lack of employment and violence. As we become participants in the many Pride festivals across the nation we are no longer celebrating a riot event that began the manifestation of our plea for our civil rights as queer and trans, but as a mainstream right to party. Que Pride, Ni Que Pride is our efforts to begin to reshape our own Orgullo as Queer and Trans Latinos in Orange County post Marriage Equality, to begin to have those real conversations that will not just bring equality to the table, but equity across our community. Through our 6th Annual DeColores Conference we invite you to help us construct and engage in work that will frame the next steps in our movement, con Orgullo! docs.google.com/forms/d/1IOC7pLb6t8nphVRxMhB0NZR_CFfMl7wHR1tSnun5f3k/viewform

[canceled] Aug 15 Saturday 11am-2pm, Laguna Niguel: Picnic with Democrats and South OC Democratic Club Canceled
We regret to inform that the Picnic with Democrats scheduled for Saturday, August 15th is CANCELLED due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologized for this inconvenience.. Thanks. Fran

Aug 15 Saturday 1-5pm, Laguna Niguel: Awakening the Dreamer - Changing the Dream @ 24012 Estacia Ave
pachamama.org/workshop/2783/awakening-the-dreamer-symposium

Aug 15 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State: Katherine Stewart An Update On The Good News Club: The Christian Right's Stealth Assault on America's Children @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
In The Good News Club: The Christian Right's Stealth Assault on America's Children, Stewart sets out on an investigative journey to uncover the effect the Good News Clubs and similar initiatives have on our schools, children, and communities. Everywhere, she discovers religion-driven programs inserting themselves into public school systems with unprecedented force and unexpected consequences.   Katherine Stewart has written for The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Nation, The Guardian, and Religion Dispatches. She lives with her family in New York City.   Please join us for this interesting discussion. Our doors open at 1:15 for socializing; seating will be on a first-come, first-seated basis. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing at the event.

new Aug 18 Tuesday 6:30pm, Huntington Beach: Wine Tasting with 72nd Assembly District Alliance @ Total Wine Tasting, 16272 Beach Blvd. (In the Sports Chalet Shopping Center)
After enjoying a light supper and a little wine (non-alcoholic beverages will also be available) with your fellow Democrats, join DPOC's new Executive Director, Erik Taylor, for an informative discussion & brainstorming session around the club's activities in preparation for the upcoming 2016 election.

Aug 18 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club of OC @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Dr. Yigal Arens will speak on "BDS: Current Events" and will present a slide show on the topic. He has been active in support of a just resolution to the conflict in the Middle East and has been working on BDS campaigns. He is deputy director of the Information Science Institute at U.S.C.   Discussion will follow. Please join us and share your ideas.

new Aug 19 Wednesday 5:30pm, Irvine: OC Labor Federation's Biannual Leadership Retreat Reception @ UC Irvine, Newkirk Alumni Center, 40 Alumni Court
Join Your Friends in Labor for a Fun Evening! Come meet local and statewide elected officials, union leaders, and community allies! Parking: Park in lots 14 and 14a, which are located at the intersection of University Dr. and Mesa Road. Please RSVP with Joline Vela at joline@oclabor.org or (714) 385-1534.

Aug 19 Wednesday 6pm, Corona del Mar: Welcome Gavin Newsom to OC @ 888 Sandcastle Dr evite.com/event/007ESPSXBILGS4UFWEPFG6U4CEQO3E

Aug 19 (3rd Wednesday) 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: OC for Climate Action @ 1151 Dove Street #210
occlimateaction.org We will discuss how to plan for participating in OC on November 29. We will be looking for additional organizations to join in this effort. This is deemed "last chance" before Paris talks can critically important for the climate change activists to be as visible as possible. If you are local, available and want to be part of the planning with OCCA, please join us. Additionally, whether you come to the meeting or not, make sure November 29 is on your calendar so that regardless of where you live, you can join this effort.

new Aug 19 Wednesday 6:30-9pm, Laguna Woods: Backyard Theology @ St. Nicholas Church, 24252 El Toro Rd.
Father John Monsdtero on "ISIS and the Fate of the Christian Churches of the Middle East"

new Aug 19 (3rd Wednesday) 7-8:30pm, Orange: OC Death Penalty Focus @ St. Joseph Center, Room 2, 480 S Batavia
OCChapterDPF@gmail.com facebook.com/OCCDPF https://twitter.com/oc_dpf

Aug 20 Thursday 6-7pm, Anaheim: A Public Discussion of Climate Change Science and Policy with Dr. Patrick Michaels of the CATO Institute @ Servite High School Auditorium, 1952 W. La Palma
Event will benefit Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility, a 501(c)(4) public benefit non-profit organization focused on transparency and accountability in government. For tickets visit https://www.universe.com/drmichaelsinanaheim or contact Victoria Michaels at 714/931-8253.

Aug 21 Friday 8pm, Santa Ana: OC NORML General Meeting @ 117 W. Fourth St. 2nd Floor
Please join us to hear the about current legislation, events and from a special guest speaker. This month our special guest speaker is Aja Fonseca from the Can I Liv Foundation, which raises funds to help medical cannabis patients transition to medical states.

New Aug 21 Friday noon, Irvine: LUNCH WITH LEAGUE. Topic: "The Crises of Climate change: Can We Prevent the Extinction of Life on Earth?"
@ Marie Callender's, 15363 Culver Dr.
Speaker: Craig Preston, SoCal Regional Coordinator, Citizens climate Lobby   Menu: Roast Chicken, French Dip, Chicken/Gorgonzola Salad, Salad/Soup Bar   Cost: $20 RSVP: Required, Becky 949-786-1669, beckynewman2222@gmail.com

Aug 22 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: UNA-OC Coffee Talk: Time for Global Action for People and Planet @ American Red Cross Building 600 Parkcenter Dr.
No Charge for the Event; RSVP Requested: joy.adams0@gmail.com or 949-235-3603 Refreshments will be served -- $5 Voluntary Donation Suggested una-oc.org

Aug 22 Saturday 3:30-6:30pm, Garden Grove: Lou Correa for Congress: Community Reception @ 11591 Candy Lane
Any questions please call Benny Diaz at 714-357-4328 or email him to bennydiaz@sbcglobal.net

Aug 23 Sunday 11am, Santa Ana: Women For:OC Annual Suffrage Day Luncheon and Awards @ The Hacienda Restaurant, 1725 College Ave.
Featuring Michelle Bratcher Goodwin, Chancellor's Professor of Law, UC Irvine. Professor Goodwin's research concerns the role of law in the promotion and regulation of medicine, science, and biotechnology. She researches and teaches in the areas of constitutional law, property, biotechnology, bioethics, and cultural politics. Her scholarship defines new ways of thinking about supply, demand, and access to sophisticated medical technologies, spanning genetics (human and modified organisms) to organ transplantation, assisted reproductive technology, and creating families.   Honorees: Karyl Ketchum, Becky and Riley Newman, Farrah Khan   Gather and buffet brunch at 11am, program at noon

new Aug 23 Sunday 6pm, Seal Beach: Leisure World Democratic Club annual Fundraising Dinner Their special guest speaker is UCI's Law School Dean Erwin Chermerinsky. Please RSVP with Charlene Hawes at charlhws@aol.com.

new Aug 24 Monday 7pm, Orange: OC Democratic Central Committee Meeting @ Carpenters' Union Hall, 1916 W. Chapman Ave.
General meeting for the Democratic Party of Orange County. All Democrats are welcome! Special guest CA Democratic Vice-Chair Eric Bauman serves as our Vice Chair of the CA Democratic Party and as Chair of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party. Come hear him speak about some great things to look forward to this upcoming election year!

Aug 25 (4th Tuesday) 5:30-7pm, Orange: Peace Vigil by MFSO and CODEPINK @ The Orange Circle at the intersection of Glassell St and Chapman Ave.
As many of you know, after our monthly vigil at the Traffic Circle in Orange, most of us meet for a little "down time and socialization" at Watson's Drug Store. The Orange County Peace Coalition has requested that we change our regularly held vigil, (the third Tuesday of the month), to a time when they have their regularly scheduled OCPC meetings. The idea would be to combine the two activities, (many of us go to OCPC meetings and the vigil).   This means that instead of socializing after the vigil, the OCPC meetings would be held at Watsons Drugs at 7pm. This might help us have more people at our vigil if OCPC members will just come a little earlier. We hope that you will join us at the Traffic Circle on the 4th Tuesday of this month starting at 5:30. At 7pm we are all invited to join the OCPC meeting which will be held right after the vigil at Watson's Diner- just around the corner beginning at 7pm.

new Aug 25 Tuesday 7pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees visitor orientation @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy.
To sign up for the orientation or for further information, please contact FOCD at friendsofocdetainees@gmail.com or by phone at 949-682-5053 and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Aug 25 (4th Tuesday) 7-9pm, Orange: OC Peace Coalition general meeting ocpeace.org @ Watson Drugs and Soda Fountain, 116 E Chapman Ave (After Circle Vigil)
WHO: All interested people are invited, especially anyone who might represent one of our member organizations. We're likely to be planning for tabling, future actions, or whatever business people want to bring up (excluding any specific support of candidates or political parties). Please bring your ideas, and be ready to step up and participate.

New Aug 26 Wednesday noon, Irvine: "No War With Iran" National Day of Action @ Rep. Mimi Walters' office, 3333 Michelson Dr. suite 230
Please get together 10 minutes before 12:00 p.m. at 3333 Michelson Drive and we will walk together to her office at suite 230 at 12:00 p.m. sharp. moveon.org/event/events/event.html?event_id=144590

New Aug 26 Wednesday 6pm, Irvine: PDA Greater OC Chapter @ Home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River
Please join us for our monthly PDA Chapter meeting, where we will discuss national, regional, and local issues of concern, and opportunities for action! And please bring a Pot Luck Snack Food item. Dr Bill Honigman drbillhonigman@gmail.com

New Aug 26 Wednesday 6-8pm, Fullerton: DNOC FORUM @ Fullerton Public Library, Osborne Room, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave.
DNOC Presidential Straw Poll: Who do you want as your next president? Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders?   Join other area residents in harnessing ideas and energies of Democrats and your other neighbors on behalf of efforts in the coming months to lay the groundwork for successful outcomes at all levels of government in the crucial upcoming 2016 elections. Join the Democrats of North Orange County and the Orange County Young Democrats on discussing key issues such as the question of whether to reform Fullerton, California system for electing our City Council. We believe that district elections would be a positive step for the entire city. Come learn about this and other issues facing Fullerton, and how you can play a part in their solutions. Please join neighbors, fellow Democrats, and concerned citizens at a forum to discuss and plan action on key issues that affect us all. To keep updated about Democratic events and activities in North Orange County, please visit and "like" the facebook pages listed below: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fair-Elections-For-Fullerton/491007324412798

NEW Aug 26 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Anaheim: Advisory Committee meeting for District Elections @ Western High School, 501 S Western Ave.
Join Anaheim residents, workers, and local organizations as we raise our collective voice to have a map that is representative of our diverse communities!

new Aug 28 Friday 8:30am, Irvine: Loretta Sanchez is coming to town @ Hilton, 18800 MacArthur Blvd.
Come have some breakfast with our Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez to hear how her campaign for US Senate is going! Ticket: $150 Table: $1,000 Sponsor: $2,700 Please RSVP with Maria Unzueta at maria@loretta.org

NEW Aug 28-29 Friday 10am/7pm, Saturday 10am Long Beach: Sailing for a Nuclear Free World - Long Beach Welcomes Home the Golden Rule @ Pine Ave Pier, behind Gladstone's at 330 S Pine Ave
Golden Rule, a 34-foot ketch out of San Pedro, California, played a key role in the Cold War. Her crew's attempt to sail into the American nuclear test zone in the Pacific in 1958 stirred up enough publicity to eventually help bring about the Limited Test Ban Treaty of 1963.   Lost, found and restored her new crew--Captain Ron Kohl, Helen Jaccard, Mike Gonzales, and Machai St. Rain--is sailing her up the California coast to educate the public on the dangers of radiation.
Aug 28 10am - official arrival of the Golden Rule at the Pine Ave Pier   Aug 28 7pm - First Congregational Church of Long Beach 241 Cedar Ave Long Beach, CA 90802. Learn more about the boat from the crew and an atomic war veteran and experience a beautiful setting of peace cranes displayed in the church sanctuary   Aug 29 10am meet the crew and take a short sail around Long Beach Harbor at Pine Ave Pier. Sorry we are limited to 6 people per cruise. The Golden Rule will be open for tours and hear about nuclear testing in the U.S. in the afternoon.   Media and the public are welcome anytime. Tours of the boat and short harbor cruises are free, although donations are essential to the full outfitting of the boat.   Contact for additional info: Jessica Renshaw at 562-595-4162 or email hiddeninjesus@gmail.com more about the Golden Rule: www.vfpgoldenruleproject.org

new Aug 28 Friday 5:30pm, Santa Ana: Community Forum on Racial and Identity Profiling @ Greater Light Missionary Baptist Church, 1600 W. 3rd St.
Event includes documentary film, panel discussion, community building & healing and is in conjunction with the statewide action on Sep 2 in support of AB953 which expands definition of profiling. For more info, contact Monica Curca, 714/833-9739 or Monica@occcopico.org.

new Aug 28 Friday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: OC May Day Coalition @ Old City Hall - 217 N Main St. Santa Ana CA, Suite #122
http://ocmdc.org

NEW Aug 28 Friday 6-9pm, Irvine: OC4Peace's Peace Walk @ outside the Super Irvine Shopping Center, 14120 Culver Dr.
Please support the Nuclear Deal. Vote For Peace! Sign up NOW!! OC4peace.org.

Aug 29 Saturday 9am-12pm, Santa Ana: Citizenship Fair & Information Session on Wage Theft @ Santa Ana High School, 520 W. Walnut St. Additional workshops include wage theft and working conditions, DACA, DAPAand drivers license info. To volunteer go to http://Occord.org/article.php?id=203 or call 714/621-0919 x313.

New Aug 29 Saturday 12:30-2pm, Irvine: OC4Bernie Honk and Wave @ Corner of Campus and Bridge, University Center Shopping Center across from UCI
Honk and Waves are an easy way to support Bernie Sanders' campaign for the Presidential nomination in 2016. 1) Get together with friends, or not, and have fun making pro Bernie signs 2) Show up with Sign and wave to car and foot traffic. 3) Hand out flyers and register people to volunteer. Steps 1 and 2 are a must. Step 3 is optional Kate Butkins and the Events Team are coordinating these events.

Aug 30 Sunday 11:30am-2pm, Orange: National Women's Political Caucus OC and Women In Leadership Host Fundraiser for Sharon Quirk Silva @ Tulsa Rib Company, 220 E. Katella Ave.
Sponsors: Hon. Lorraine Prinsky, Ph.D., Louise Adler, Ph.D., NWPCOC OC and WIL. Tickets for adults $50; children $15. For Sponsorship details and to register online, visit NWPCOC.org.

New Aug 30 Sunday 1:30pm, Santa Ana: Transition Santa Ana @ 305 East 4th St.
Food Sharing, Film Screening of Transition 2.0 and a Panel Discussion with Local Policy Makers, OC Food Access and Local Residents and Youth Involved in Food Systems, Cooperatives and Local Makers Markets Etc. It is Free, Open to the public and should be a great Film and Dialog.

NEW Aug 30 Sunday 5pm, Irvine: OC Millennials for Bernie @ The Park, 16100 Spectrum
we aim to go to various college campuses and other "youthful" areas and talk to people about Bernie. We'd like to share our plan with y'all, show you how we'll be spreading the word, and finally, determining who can go where, and when.   Agenda Opening: Brief History - Our Story - Thanks   Why are we doing this? - Video - Our take   How: Canvassing 101 - Stops, Pitch, The law of attraction, Practicing PMA, etc. - Our goals, simplified.   Where and when: Organizing our efforts Clubs, College campuses,   End goals - CSFB - OC4Bernie - Autonomy   Questions/Open Forum.


SEPTEMBER

Sep 2 Wednesday 0:00am, Anaheim -> Sacramento -> Anaheim: AB953 (Racial Profiling) Action @ 310 W. Broadway
Join us for an Action at the California state capital to demand an end to #RacialProfiling! California does not collect or make public basic information about who police stop, search, or even shoot. #AB953 would change that.   The bill expands the definition of profiling and will make it illegal for law enforcement to target someone due to their race, gender orientation, religion, immigration status, mental condition, housing status, and age.   OC NON-PROFITS and Social action groups: TO SPONSOR or ENDORSE THE EVENT PLEASE CONTACT: Monica Monica Brasov-Curca (714) 833-9739   You must sign up here if you will be joining us tinyurl.com/statewideaction   Please sign up even if you are taking your own transportation.

NEW Sep 2 Wednesday 9am, Irvine: CLUE-OC Clergy & Community Gathering @ Christ Our Redeemer AME Church, 45 Tesla
We welcome you to a time of conversation about the economic justice issues that our communities are facing. Irvine living wage, Garden Grove Hyatt workers, Anaheim and other district elections, and Santa Ana are among the issues to be discussed. With the power of faith, hope, and solidarity we can transform our society into a just and sacred space. Please join us in our efforts to break down barriers and expand economic opportunity for all.   Please RSVP to Karina Paredes at karina.clue@gmail.com or (562) 565 4826

[Canceled] Sep 2 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC Canceled @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 South Coast Dr.
The Steering Committee of DFA-OC has canceled the Wednesday Sept. 2 meeting and will reschedule speakers for an upcoming meeting. We apologize for any inconvenience.

NEW Sep 3 Thursday 2:15pm, Laguna Woods Village: Concerned Citizens: UCI Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky returns: "The Supreme Court Amazes Again: Did It Just 'Shift Left'?" and book sale/signing @ Clubhouse 3
LW Village non-residents must RSVP now to get on gate entry list (details below). Doors open 1:30, to pick up pre-ordered books (still available, see below), to buy latest, "The Case Against the Supreme Court," or prior "The Conservative Assault on the Constitution," that Chemerinsky will sign to you after his talk, and for seating. See event's 3-page event flyer (links to it next) for these: Its p.1 covers his talk and bio; p.2 has all details needed on his books, prices, discounts, pre-orders, reviews, etc.; p.3 -- non-residents note -- has gate entry and driving directions, address and GoogleMap link (also "Clubhouse 3" above links to the latter). Click here for flyer p.1 or p.3 (scroll down 3 clicks, enlarge if need be); click here for its p.2.   If you never heard a Chemerinsky talk on the Supreme Ct., anyone who did will tell you he's frank, brilliant, yet clear to non-lawyers, warm and witty; turnout for his talks rises yearly, as word spreads: "Don't miss him!" Activists, especially, lack an arrow in their quivver if they miss his talk and can't explain how the Court impacts most substantive issues that concern them. Its direction turns on new justices whom presidents nominate and the Senate confirms - a big reason (usually forgotten) why presidential and Senate elections matter. Presidents do make a few appointment 'mistakes' (Eisenhower on Warren and Brennan, Nixon on Blackmun, Ford on Stevens), but appointees usually refect their ideology.   As you'll see on the flyer pages linked above: Chemerinsky will explain the Court's major cases and trends last term, what to expect in 2015-16, how those cases did and will impact lives of you and most others, and other issues raised in the Q&A after his talk (so bring your questions). We engaged a local family-owned book store, The Book Corral, 949-855-8054 to handle sales at the event and by pre-order (see flyer p.2, linked above, for its big discounts, 26-33% off on pre-order, credit cards accepted, and book delivery details). LW non-residents can ask a resident they know to "call in their name to the gate," or else, to RSVP: email subject line "RSVP for 9/3" with guest's name(s) and phone # in text (to tell late RSVP-ers a resident's name to give at the gate), to ConcernedCitizensLWV@yahoo.com. Members free, guests $3 asked. For more info call Jonathan, 949-581-2178.

NEW Sep 3 Thursday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: The Status of the Water Drought @ 2323 N. Broadway, Room #107
Loretta Sanchez invites the public to attend a discussion on: The Status of the Water Drought Briefing and Recognition Event.   Topics: * Current Status of the California Drought * Ways to further Conserve Water * Recognition of Residents and Businesses   To reserve your seat or for more information, please contact: 714-621-0102 or ca46rsvp@mailhousegov

NEW Sep 3 Thursday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North Orange County @ Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 North Harbor Blvd.
Join the DNOC as our guest speaker will be Dr. Kyle D. Brown, Director of the Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies at Cal Poly Pomona University. Dr. Brown will be speaking about the relationship between pollution, health, economy and quality of life in disadvantaged communities. DNOC times: Dinner and socializing at 6pm. The meeting begins at 7pm. For more information contact: DNOC President Linda Gardner, linda@heareveryvoice.com

NEW Sep 3 Thursday 7pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC - Voter Suppression in the 21st Century USA @ Green Valley Clubhouse, 17250 Los Jardines West
Dr. Emma Jeanette Burns, Vice President of the Orange County NAACP will be speaking about voter suppression and its effect on the outcome of elections as well as her recent efforts in organizing a new Democratic Club in the city of Anaheim. We are very excited to have her at our meeting! dcwoc.com

Sep 5 Saturday 1-5pm, Laguna Niguel: Awakening the Dreamer - Changing the Dream Symposium
pachamama.org/workshop/2814/awakening-the-dreamer-symposium

New Sep 6 (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 5:00.   Please let us know if you are coming this Sunday by replying to jeff.mfso@earthlink.net, but you, of course, are most welcome without replying first.

New Sep 6 Sunday 1pm, Huntington Beach: OC Peace Coalition Meeting @ area near the pier

Sep 6 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC - Khang Tran on developments in Syrian Kurdistan @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
The revolution going on in the Rojava region of Syrian Kurdistan is a social, political and economic experiment that can serve as a positive example for the Middle East region and the rest of the world. The Democratic Confederalism practiced in Rojava was formulated specifically to address ethnoreligious diversity and sectarian violence. Considering the tense geopolitical situation and the remarkable achievements made so far in spite of it, this movement should be closely followed by progressives and radicals everywhere.
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.

NEW Sep 8 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Anaheim: Advisory Committee meeting for District @ Loara High School, 1765 W Cerritos Ave.
Join Anaheim residents, workers, and local organizations as we raise our collective voice to have a map that is representative of our diverse communities!

NEW Sep 9 Wednesday 6pm, Dana Point: Progressives of South OC @ Wind and Sea restaurant
RSVP to: socprogressives@gmail.com and check out the new web site with news and event postings: socprogressives.com

NEW Sep 9 Wednesday 6:30pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club Presents Chancellor's Professor of Law, UCI and Director, Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy Talk "The Cultural Politics of Poverty" @ Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2.
Doors open 6:30pm, program at 7pm. Please bring non-perishable food items for South County Outreach. For info, call Sue Dearing at 949/955-6965.

NEW Sep 9 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: OC Green Drinks @ Back Bay Tavern, 415 Newport Center Dr,
OC Green Drinks events are casual and agenda-free; they're just a great forum in which Orange County's growing demographic of eco-conscious professionals can have a drink, spark up a 'green' conversation and not be met with a blank look. ocgreendrinks.org

NEW Sep 9 Wednesday 7-9pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club @ Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 429 Cypress Dr.
The Laguna Beach Democratic Club is pleased to host the city's 16th Chief of Police, Laura Farinella, Laguna's first female police chief and OC's first openly gay police chief.   For more information visit lagunabeachdemocraticclub.com and facebook.com/lbdcpage

Sep 11-12 Friday 5:30pm-Saturday 5:30pm, Irvine: Faith & Works Conference @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Parkway.
The age-long struggle of faith and works divides our culture. American millennials struggle to find a church where a deep faith is found alongside a deep life. Christians of all ages struggle to find the relevance of Christianity in the twenty-first century. The Faith & Works Conference will be focused on the intersection found therein.   Keynote speaker Rachel Held Evans will be joined by other local voices to have conversations on the future of Christianity and the Church in an ever-changing context.   Full conference registration is $70 ($35 for students) and a fundraiser dinner will be Friday night for a additional $30.   Register now at www.iucc.org/conference.

Sep 12 Saturday 9am-noon Brea/9:30am-noon Corona del Mar, Long Beach: Monthly Meeting of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL)
@ Brea 9am to noon: Brea Congregational Church at 300 E. Imperial Hwy, Brea 92821
@ 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
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 Dennis Arp at (714) 747-0206 or arp@chapman.edu for North OC or Mark Tabbert at (949) 310-5256 for Corona del Mar or Edric Guise at (562) 858-4640 for Long Beach. Learn about CCL and register for live weekly introductory call at CitizensClimateLobby.org.

[Update] Sep 12 Saturday 10am-1pm, Long Beach: Walk For Hope @ El Dorado Park, 7701 East Spring St.
A Compassion themed 3-kilometer walk. Come visit the Tree of Forgiveness, a Garden of Kindness, Paintings of Inspiring Quotes, and much more. It's transformative. It's introspective. It's Free! It's our gift to you. bethecause.org/?p=1730

NEW Sep 12 Saturday noon, Tustin: Police Brutality Awareness Gathering. In Memory of Paul Quintanar @ Frontier Park, 1401 Mitchell Ave.
In memory of my son Paul Joseph Quintanar who was killed by Tustin PD on 9-8-2011

NEW Sep 13 Sunday 6pm, Newport Beach: Look "Behind the Bars" of our Criminal Justice System
For our next meeting, we return to our occasional examination of social issues, and take a look at our criminal justice system.   The meeting will overlap with the dinner hour, so please bring a main dish, side dish, dessert, or drink to share, potluck style. I'll send out directions and a contact phone number twice in the week before the event to people who RSVP 'yes'. The discussions are always lively and engaging, and we tend to finish by 9 pm. If you'd like, bring suggestions for next month's topic to the meeting. meetup.com/bookclub-794/events/224710330

MEW Sep 15 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club of OC Iran Nuclear Deal Update and Back-Story @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Jeff Warner and Dick Platkin will place the Iran nuclear deal in the history of US-Iran relations, nuclear control agreements, and explain why it benefits the Americans, Israeli, Saudi, and Iranian publics. They will examine alternatives to the deal and show they are unacceptable. They will analyze the back-story of American Empire needed to understand the deep objections to the deal by some elites in Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United States, and why both the opponents and Obama Administration rely on the same claim that Iran is a dangerous military threat that must be contained.

NEW Sep 17 Thursday 2pm, Santa Ana: Community Corrections Partnership Meeting @ Probation Department, Training Room 5, 1001 S. Grand Ave.
The conversation with system leaders to end mass incarceration in Orange county begins here.   Governing Body for Realignment, Re-Entry and County Jails Prop 47 and AB 109.   For more information: Monica Curca (714)833-8739

NEW Sep 18 Friday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: OC May Day Coalition @ Old City Hall - 217 N Main St. Santa Ana CA, Suite #122
http://ocmdc.org

New Sep 19 Saturday 10am-noon, Orange: League of Women Voters Study: Money in Orange County Politics @ St. Joseph Conference Center, 480 Batavia St.
Sep 19 Information and Discussion, Oct 10 Information and Discussion, Nov 7 Concurrence Session.   The public is invited. Voting on the League position will be by League members only.   Making Democracy Work   You are invited to join the Orange County League of Women Voters Study: Money in Orange County Politics   * What is the influence of money in Orange County Politics? * Is an oversight mechanism needed to assure transparency and compliance with regulations: * Does Orange County need an Ethics Commission to enforce county campaign ordinances?   A committee of the Orange County League of Women Voters Inter league Organization (ILO) has been researching these questions since December. The committee's work will culminate with three study sessions to develop a concurrence and an official League position.   All these meetings are open to the public. Everyone is invited to participate. Study materials are available on ILO website: ocilo.ca.lwvnet.org

NEW Sep 19 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for the Separation of Church and State OC - Steven Baines Protect Thy Neighbor Program @ Community Room, Irvine Ranch Water District, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
For more information, visit www.au-OC.org or email orangecountyau@yahoo.com.

NEW Sep 19 Saturday 6-8pm, Garden Grove: Civil Rights Celebration Potluck/Fundraiser for OC LULAC Foundation & OC NAACP @ OCLF Center, 11277 Garden Grove Blvd., Ste. 101A
Admission $15/person, $8 High School Students. Food, wine and soft drinks provided by OC LULAC Foundation & OC NAACP. Additional donations appreciated. For info, 714/357-4328.

New Sep 20 Sunday 5-10pm, Santa Ana: Chris Hedges: Calling All Rebels @ Delhi Community Center, 505 E. Central Ave.
$20 Early Bird Special until September 6th $25 after September 6th $100 Author Reception Event   If your organization wants a booth= $50   We strongly recommend that you purchase your tickets in advance as there are only 640 seats available and this is an event will more than likely draw the interest of more than that.   After the event there will be a 1 hour Reception for Chris Hedges in a smaller room at the Delhi Center. Tickets will be $100.. It will include Cheese and Wine. Only 70 tickets will be available.   Chris will be at the event signing books. at 6pm   Chris Hedges 8:00pm Jill Stein 7:10pm Gayle McLaughlin 6:20pm Originalites: 5:40pm Melted: 5:00pm   Tickets: universe.com/events/calling-all-rebels-the-moral-imperative-of-revolt-tickets-santa-ana-C12Z3W

Sep 26 Saturday 8am-5:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Progressive Summit @ Delhi Community Center, 505 E. Central Ave.
With the motto "Past, Present & Potential: The 3 P's of Community Organizing", the Progressive Summit returns to Orange County this year bigger and better than ever!   As in years past, we will have exhibitor booths with ample opportunities throughout the day for attendees to browse and learn more about Orange County's progressive organizations. The early-bird booth registration fee is $50, which will increase to $75 after Sept. 10. This fee includes a table, two chairs, one free admission to the Summit (or two admissions for an additional $10) and a listing in our OCPS program. Information regarding further sponsorship options will be available in the next few weeks.   If your group would like to participate with a table, please respond to this email with your information and send in your payment. Checks should designate "PROGRESSIVE SUMMIT BOOTH" in the notes section and be made payable to Orange County Equality Coalition.   MAIL CHECK TO: PROGRESSIVE SUMMIT c/o OCEC 5405 Alton Parkway, Suite A250 Irvine, CA 92604   Please do not wait long. Space is limited and booth registration will close on September 20, 2015. If you would like further information, please don't hesitate to contact me at felicitynf@aol.com or by phone at 949-733-0850.   Thank you for your support. We look forward to seeing you and your members on Sept. 26 at the 2015 OC Progressive Summit!

NEW Sep 26 Saturday 10am-6pm, Irvine: Irvine Global Village Festival @ Bill Barber Park, 4 Civic Center Plaza
irvinefestival.org

Sep 26 Saturday 6-10pm, Silverado: 4th Annual Silverado Film Festival @ Silverado Community Center, 27641 Silverado Canyon Road
Mission: A film festival dedicated to independent filmmakers inspired by the human & natural communities of the Santa Ana Mountains in Southern California and beyond.   Please contact Joel Robinson at 714-649-9084 or at joel@santaanamountains.org to submit a film or ask questions.   Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SilveradoFilmFestival Website: http://www.santaanamountains.org/silveradofilmfest.html SFF YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/silveradofilmfest   Application form to submit films is also on the SAMWP website here: http://www.santaanamountains.org/2015_sff_submission_form.pdf

new Sep 27 Sunday 6:30pm, Irvine: Orange County Climate Action's Screening of the film "Merchants of Death" @ Irvine Ranch Water District, 15600 Sand Canyon
Refreshments at 6:30; film at 6:45; discussion 8:30 -9pm. Admission free; RSVP occlimateaction.org.

Sep 29 Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Ecofeminism/Social Justice Community Reading Group
Are you interested in feminism, social justice, animal rights/veganism, and environmentalism? We get together once a month to discuss a book that explores these topics. This is a safe and supportive space. People of all backgrounds, genders, and ages are welcome. Feel free to come if you've read all or part of the books.   The September and October discussions will be held at a home in Santa Ana. Please e-mail, call, or text Stacy Russo for location information (stacylee1970@yahoo.com or 714-595-7589). You may bring a vegan snack to share with the group (not required).

New Sep 30 Wednesday 6:30, Irvine: Women for:OC presents Celeste Cantu on Our Dysfunctional Relationship with Water @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club 5 Riparian View
6:30-snacks, 7:00-Meeting begins Free and open to the public. Men are cordially invited.   Celeste Cantu served as Executive Director for the California State Water Resources Control Board, which is responsible for water rights and water quality for out and USDA Rural Development State Director for California during the Clinton Administration.   Since 2006, she has served as Executive Director for the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority which has responsibility for an Integrated Regional Watershed Management Plan called, One Water One Watershed (OWOW) that has brought municipal, county and regional stakeholders together to create a new vision of sustainable resource management throughout the Santa Ana River Watershed.   Women For:OC is a volunteer, non-partisan organization dedicated to advancing Human & Civil Rights, Peace, Social Justice, Education, Health Care and the Environment.   womenforoc@aol.com womenfororangecounty.org   Women For: Orange County is collection new underwear and socks to be given to the Native Americans of Northern Arizona as part of an ongoing project of the Third World Gifts, Sue Fenwick director.


OCTOBER

NEW Oct 8 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Orange: Caring for God's Creation @ St. Joseph Center, Mother Louis Room, 480 S. Batavia St.
Presented by Sr. Nadine Mc Guinness, CSJ Sr. Nadine will provide an overview of the encyclical, presenting not only the theological and ecological foundations of the document, but also Francis' "line of argumentation / particular forms of invitation" to concrete and practical dialog and response to the ecological crisis and the faith-crisis which confronts all of humanity in this 21st century.   mperales@csjorange.org 714 633 8121 x7716 csjorange.org/download/3276

Oct 8-11&15-18 Thursday-Sunday 11am-7pm, Irvine: Solar Decathlon @ OC Great Park
solardecathlon.gov

New Oct 10 Saturday 10am-noon, Orange: League of Women Voters Study: Money in Orange County Politics @ St. Joseph Conference Center, 480 Batavia St.
Sep 19 Information and Discussion, Oct 10 Information and Discussion, Nov 7 Concurrence Session.   The public is invited. Voting on the League position will be by League members only.   Making Democracy Work   You are invited to join the Orange County League of Women Voters Study: Money in Orange County Politics   * What is the influence of money in Orange County Politics? * Is an oversight mechanism needed to assure transparency and compliance with regulations: * Does Orange County need an Ethics Commission to enforce county campaign ordinances?   A committee of the Orange County League of Women Voters Inter league Organization (ILO) has been researching these questions since December. The committee's work will culminate with three study sessions to develop a concurrence and an official League position.   All these meetings are open to the public. Everyone is invited to participate. Study materials are available on ILO website: ocilo.ca.lwvnet.org

Oct 10 Saturday 3-7pm, Santa Ana: Human Library @ The LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E. 4th St.
An inclusive way to challenge prejudice through social contact using the key principles of inclusion and choice. Just like in a real library, a visitor to the Human Library can choose a Book from a range of titles. The difference is that Books are people, and reading is conversation. gocatalyst.org/human-library

NEW Oct 14 Wednesday 4:30-8:30pm, Buena Park: OC Labor Federation Candidate Academy @ UFCW 324 Hall, 8530 Stanton Ave.
Topics include AFL-CIO, Preserving Quality Public Education, Parent Trigger Law in Public Schools, Healthcare in CA, Prevailing Wages and Project Labor Agreements. To be considered for endorsement by the OC Labor Federation, candidates must complete at least one academy session. Please RSVP to Joline Cruz at 714/385-1534 or Joline@oclabor.org. Dinner/refreshments served.

Oct 14 Wednesday 7pm, Orange: A Special Evening With Gene Baur: Living The Farm Sanctuary Life @ Chapman University, Argyros Forum 201, One University Dr.
Why is Animal Agriculture relevant to these issues? Do you know enough about your food? If you sought to live in harmony with your values, how would that change what you eat? Book signing after program

NEW Oct 21 Wednesday 11:45pm-1:30pm, Irvine: Interfaith 101: Immigration @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Parkway.
begin at 11:45 with fellowship time, 12 noon luncheon, 12:50 program & adjournment by 1:30.   Lunch is $12 with reservation, $15 without a reservation. RSVP via email to farrah@firstdrops.org and Pay at the event

NEW Oct 21 Wednesday 7pm, Irvine: Challenge Your Thinking on Climate Change @ Panera Bread, 3988 Barranca Pkwy.
Our nonfiction book for Oct is "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate" by Naomi Klein. The author is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist, and author of bestseller "The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism". Klein is a contributing editor for Harper's and reporter for Rolling Stone, and writes a syndicated column for The Nation and the Guardian. meetup.com/bookclub-794/events/224941578

NEW Oct 24 Saturday 5pm, Costa Mesa: Beacon of Light Celebration @ Fairview Community Church, 2525 Fairview Rd.
Join us s we honor those who shine their light in our community. Our Beacon of Light Celebration is celebrating the work of Tefere Gebre, Larry Haynes and Second Harvest Food Bank! Appetizers and drinks begin at 5:00pm with entertainment and a silent auction. Program begins at 6:00pm. ocfairviewchurch.org/news-events/beacon-of-light-celebration

Oct 24 Saturday 8:30-1pm, Orange: Forum on Poverty @ St. Joseph Center, 480 S. Batavia St.
This opportunity to hear and share about three key aspects of poverty in Orange County, from the harsh reality of hunger to the effects of unaffordable housing on the working poor is hosted by Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. Keynote speaker is Teresa "Tita" Smith, Mayor of City of Orange and Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Orange County. RSVP and information: mperales@csjoeange.org or 714/633-8121 x 7716. csjorange.org/download/3391

Oct 30 Friday 6-11pm, Anaheim: OC LULAC & NAACP annual Black & White Banquet "We Stand Together" @ Hilton Anaheim, 777 W Convention Way
http://www.oclulacfoundation.org/event/the-oclulac-foundation-the-oc-naacp-black-white-gala/


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 el-centro.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. 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 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 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 5pm 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 AGAINST THE WAR 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 &/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, 5 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   el-centro.org
Other event calendars
southerncaliforniajp.wordpress.com/   So Cal Justice and Peace
la.indymedia.org/calendar   Los Angeles Independent Media Center
change-links.org   Change Links
icujp.org/calendar.shtml   Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace
coalitionforworldpeace.org/events.html   Coalition For World Peace
lbapn.org/lbapn-event-calendar   Long Beach Area Peace Network
sddemocrats.org/calendar.htm   San Diego County Democratic Party
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

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