Weekly Orange County Progressive


Monday April 9, 2018     Issue No. 683


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JANUARY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


FEBRUARY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

new Feb 24 Saturday 10:45am-1pm, Irvine: Imagine Action OC: Canvassing for Tacos in Turtle Rock

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

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

new Feb 26 Monday 8-10am, Anaheim: Justice for the Anaheim 3

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

new Feb 27 Tuesday 1-2pm, Huntington Beach: Tuesdays Without Dana - Stand Against School Shootings! PART 2

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

new Feb 27 Tuesday 6pm, Irvine: Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter General Meeting

new Feb 27 Tuesday 7:15-9pm, Irvine: Amnesty International

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

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

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

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

new Feb 28 Wednesday 5:30pm, Anaheim: Support Our Disneyland Workers: Town Hall Meeting

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

new Feb 28 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Dem Club


MARCH

new Mar 1 Thursday 2:30-4:30pm, Fullerton: Immigrants Stay #TrumpPenceMustGo! Speak Out & Moment of Silence

new Mar 1 Thursday 5-6:30pm, Irvine: Constitutional Coup: Privatization's Threat to the American Public

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

new Mar 1 Thursday 7-8pm, Orange: Chapman University Young Democrats: Delaine Eastin for Governor 2018

new Mar 1 Thursday 7-9pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace and Justice Coalition: "Now Is The Time"

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

new Mar 2 Friday 4-5pm, Laguna Hils: Laguna Woods Resist Rally

new Mar 3 Saturday 9am, Fullerton: Friends of Josh Newman Opposed to the Recall: #ResistTheRecall Campaign Kickoff

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

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

new Mar 3 Saturday 6-10pm, Santa Ana: Cog•nate Collective: Regionalia with John Spiak

new Mar 3 Saturday 6-10pm, Santa Ana: Cog•nate Collective: Regionalia - Reception + Public Programs Opening/Reception

new Mar 4 Sunday 1-2pm, Irvine: Strengthening our Muscles of Empowerment w/Karen Tate

new Mar 4 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC: Non-Toxic Irvine

new Mar 4 Sunday 2-4pm, Fullerton: California Women's Society for Democracy in Iran: Women, A Pivotal Force for Change

new Mar 5 Monday 5:30-7pm, Irvine: Action for the Dream Act

new Mar 5 Monday 6-7:30pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees Volunteer Orientation

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

new Mar 5 Monday 7pm, Anaheim: Housing Is a Human Right OC Meeting

new Mar 5 Monday 7-9pm, Irvine: The Intersection Between Faith and Politics

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

new Mar 6 Tuesday 6:30-8pm, Tustin: OC for Climate Action Planning Meeting

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

new Mar 7 Wednesday 4-7pm, Fullerton: NextGen America: Clean Dream Act Textbank!

new Mar 7 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Resilience OC: Getting Involved with the OC Rapid Response Network

new Mar 8 Thursday noon-1pm, Huntington Beach: Tell Dana Rohrabacher: No Drilling!

new Mar 8 Thursday 6-8pm, Anaheim: International Women's Day

new Mar 8 Thursday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: OC Jails Project 'Unlock the Vote'- Volunteer for Mailing!

new Mar 8 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: Meet HB City Council Candidates at Local Elections Meeting

New Mar 8 Thursday 6:45-8pm, Irvine: Peaceful Public March for Women's Global Leadership

new Mar 8 Thursday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Latinx Young Democrats of OC: Public education under attack

New Mar 10 Saturday 9am-1pm, Orange: Anaheim Democratic Club: Flip the House Pancake Breakfast/Canvass

new Mar 10 Saturday 9am-3pm, Santa Aa: OC National Organization for Women: Girls Know CS Conference

new Mar 10 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: OC Peace Coalition Meeting

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

new Mar 10 Saturday 7pm, Orange: Tom Neilson Concert

new Mar 11 Sunday 11am-3pm, San Clemente: Unite in Peace: Sacred Activism, Rise Up and Protect

New Mar 11 Sunday 2-5pm, Garden Grove: Democratic Socialists of America - OC: Police Brutality Against Women

New Mar 11 Sunday 11am-1pm, Carlsbad: Unite in Peace about San Onofre

[location change] Mar 12 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Newport Beach: Imagine Action OC: It's All About Political Engagement

New Mar 12 Monday 7pm, Anaheim: People for Housing OC Happy Hour Meet Up

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

New Mar 13 Tuesday 6am, Santa Ana -> San Diego: Refuse Fascism OC Caravan to San Diego - Resist Trump's Fascist Agenda

new Mar 13 Tuesday 1:30-7:30pm, Irvine: UCI Cybersecurity Policy and Research Institute: Can Adversaries Hack Our Elections? Can We Stop Them?

New Mar 13 Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Rally Demanding Justice for Shayan Mazroei

new Mar 13 Tuesday 5:30-8pm, Capistrano Beach: Progressives of South OC: The Opioid Crisis and Changing Laws on Marijuana

new Mar 13 Tuesday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: The District Attorney and Life Without Parole

New Mar 14 Wednesday 9:20-10:20am, Irvine: Walkout for Gun Control

new Mar 14 Wednesday 10-10:17am, Laguna Hills: Walkout Wednesday

New Mar 14 Wednesday 12:15-1:30pm, Irvine: Water Colloquium

New Mar 14 Wednesday 5:30-8pm, Capistrano Beach: Progressives of South OC: The Opioid Crisis and Changing Laws on Marijuana

New Mar 14 Wednesday 7-8:30pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club: The New Tax Plan: What It Means for You, Family, & Community

New Mar 14 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Resilience OC: Know Your Rights When Filming Law Enforcement

new Mar 14 Wednesday 7-10pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats General Membership Meeting: #MeToo Beyond the Hashtag

New Mar 15 Thursday 6pm, Huntington Beach: OC Sanitation District Meeting About Major Planned Projects

New Mar 15 Thursday 6-9pm, Costa Mesa: Democratic Socialists of America - OC: Socialist Feminist Meet Up

New Mar 15 Thursday 6-9pm, Newport Beach: Laura Oatman's Issues Series: Climate Change

new Mar 15 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Irvine: Poor People's Campaign

new Mar 15 Thursday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Women's Empowerment and Discussion Group

New Mar 15 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Conference Call: Indivisible OC 48 All Hands

new Mar 16 Friday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: Coming Out of The Shadows OC

new Mar 16 Friday 7-9pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America-OC: General Meeting

new Mar 17 Saturday 9:30am-noon, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: What's the Deal With State Assembly 72 & 74

new Mar 17 Saturday 11:45am, Anaheim: Vigil and March Against the Death Penalty

New Mar 17 Saturday 1-9pm, Santa Ana: 8th International Woman's Day Festival

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

New Mar 18 Sunday noon-4pm, Anaheim: The Really Really Free Market

new Mar 18 Sunday 1-2pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative: Mendez v. Westminster: A New Hispanic Heritage Tradition

New Mar 18 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine

New Mar 19 Monday 6:30pm, Laguna Niguel: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club

New Mar 20 Tuesday 5:30-8:30pm, Newport Beach: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club Meeting

New Mar 20 Tuesday 7:30-10pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club of OC - Americans for Israeli/Palestinian Peace: "The Occupation of the American Mind"

New Mar 21 Wednesday 5:30am-7:30pm, Santa Ana -> San Diego: RFOC Caravan to San Diego - Resist Trump's Fascist Agenda

new Mar 21 Wednesday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: OC District Attorney Candidates Forum

New Mar 22 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Indivisible CA39: Action Planning Meeting

New Mar 24 Saturday 8am-3pm, Anaheim: Womxn of Color Conference: "Claiming Our Power, Unapologetic Womxn Of Color"

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

new Mar 24 Saturday 9-11am, San Clemente: March for Our Lives - South OC

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

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

new Mar 24 Saturday 10am-1:30pm, Huntington Beach: March For Our Lives

new Mar 24 Saturday noon-10pm, Anaheim: The Decolonizing Mental Health Festival

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

New Mar 25 Sunday 10:30am-2:00pm, Fountain Valley: 'Flip the House' Blue Wave Canvass and Refreshments

New Mar 26 Monday 7-9pm, Costa Mesa: Our Revolution Costa Mesa: CA48 Candidate Town Hall

New Mar 27 Tuesday 8-11am, Santa Ana: Defend Sanctuary: Stand Up to the OC Supervisors

New Mar 27 Tuesday 5:30-9:30pm, Anaheim: Anaheim Keep Your Promise

New Mar 27 Tuesday 6pm, Irvine: Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter General Meeting

New Mar 27 Tuesday 6:30-9pm, Irvine: League of Women Voters of Orange Coast: Solutions for the Homeless

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

New Mar 27 Tuesday 7:30-9pm, Irvine: Amnesty International

[canceled] Mar 28 Wednesday 6-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Digital Organizing 101: Win Local with Petition Campaigns: by Chispa

New Mar 28 Wednesday 6-8pm, Irvine: National Women's Political Caucus - OC Meet OC Women Running for State Assembly

New Mar 28 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Rapid Response Network Leadership Trainings Keeping Workplaces & Community Health Centers Safe

New Mar 29 Thursday noon-1pm, Newport Beach: Dana Rohrabacher: Protect the ACA And Stop The Sabotage!

New Mar 29 Thursday 5-7pm, Newport Beach: Give a Blue Wave Mimi's Donors

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

New Mar 29 Thursday 6-8pm, Los Alamitos: Vigil for Diversity

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

New Mar 29 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Fullerton: 39th Congressional District Candidate Forum

New Mar 30 Friday 6-7:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Environmental Justice Community Meeting

New Mar 31 Saturday 9-10am, Irvine: Farrah's Irvine Listening Tour: Farrah N. Khan for Irvine City Council 2018

New Mar 31 Saturday 10am-noon, Orange: Santa Ana Riverbed Roundtable & OC Poverty Alleviation Coalition Volunteer Orientation

New Mar 31 Saturday 10am-4pm, Santa Ana: Building Power through Grassroots Organizing Part 2


APRIL

New Apr 1 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC

New Apr 2 Monday 6-8pm, Irvine: Surviving Peace

New Apr 2 Monday 6-9pm, Huntington Beach: Immigrants Are Welcome Here

New Apr 2 Monday 7-8:30pm, Anaheim: Housing is a Human Right: Collaboration & Execution with Peacebuilders of OC

new Apr 3 Tuesday 7-9pm, Irvine: 48th District Congressional Debate Series: Environment and Climate

New Apr 4 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Tustin: OC for Climate Action Planning Meeting

New Apr 4 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Rapid Response Network Leadership Trainings Real ID Act and Traveling Across States

New Apr 5 Thursday 8am-5:30pm, Orange: 4th Annual Local Government Conference: Will California Ever Learn How to House Itself?

New Apr 5 Thursday 12:30-1:30pm, Irvine: Mimi Walters, Stand up for OC Children! Stand up for OC Lives!

New Apr 5 Thursday 6-9pm, Garden Grove: Bird Dogging Training

New Apr 5 Thursday 6:30-9:30pm, Huntington Beach: Democratic Club of West OC Taco Thursday

New Apr 5 Thursday 7-9pm, Garden Grove: OC Queer & Trans People of Color Social & Potluck

New Apr 6 Friday 6:30-8:30pm, Tustin: Democratic Socialists of America-OC: Electoral Politics Committee Meeting

New Apr 7 (2nd) Saturday 10am, Santa Ana: OC Peace Coalition Meeting

New Apr 7 Saturday 5:30-7pm, Irvine: Dave Min Town Hall For Our Lives

NEW Apr 8 Sunday 11pm, Santa Ana: OC May Day Collective meeting

NEW Apr 8 Sunday 11-4pm, Santa Ana: Art Festival

New Apr 8 Sunday 1-4pm, Costa Mesa: HB Huddle: #FlipThe48th

New Apr 9 Monday 2-9pm, Orange: People on the Move: An Exploration of Global Displacement

New Apr 9 Monday 5pm, Los Alamitos: Residents Defend Sanctuary and Immigrant Rights

New Apr 9 Monday 6-7:15pm, Orange: Displacement in the West Bank: A Conversation with Eid Suleman

New Apr 9 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Newport Beach: Imagine Action OC: Think Nationally, Act Locally - Challenges for Social Justice

New Apr 9 Monday 7-9pm, Irvine: Students for Justice in Palestine Gaza Now

New Apr 10 Tuesday 11:30am-1:30pm, Irvine: National Women's Political Caucus - OC: Celebrate Equal Pay Day Luncheon

New Apr 10 Tuesday 2pm, Santa Ana: Defend Sanctuary

New Apr 10 Tuesday 4:30-8pm, Orange: March to Protect Immigrants

New Apr 10 Tuesday 5:30-8:30pm, Mission Viejo: Saddleback Young Democrats A Discussion on Gun Violence

New Apr 10 Tuesday 5:30-8pm, Capistrano Beach: Progressives of South OC

New Apr 10 Tuesday 6pm, Orange: Support SB54

New Apr 11 Wednesday 6-10pm, Orange: OC Young Democrats General Membership Meeting: OCYD Endorsements

New Apr 11 Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm, Westminster: Defend Sanctuary City

New Apr 12 Thursday 4-7pm, Santa Ana: LGBT Center OC: Dialogue on LGBTQ Justice for Candidates

New Apr 12 Thursday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC

New Apr 12 Thursday 6pm, Huntington Beach: Human Flow Documentary Screening

NEW Apr 12 Thursday 6-9pm, To be provided: OC Organizing Crew: High Level Social Media Training

NEW Apr 13 Friday 6pm, Santa Ana: OC May Day Collective meeting

New Apr 14 Saturday 9:30am-2:30pm, Santa Ana: Poor People's Campaign: National Nonviolent Moral Fusion Direct Action Training

New Apr 14 Saturday 10:30am, Fullerton: Rally for Science

NEW Apr 14 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Santa Ana: OC NAACP April General Meeting

New Apr 14 Saturday 3pm, Irvine: Progressive Democrats of America OC Endorsement Meeting for CD49

New Apr 15 Sunday 10am-1pm, Anaheim: Democratic Socialists of America - OC Canvas to help repeal Costa-Hawkins pt.2:

New Apr 15 Sunday noon-5pm, Santa Ana: Connecting the Dots: Finding Compassion Despite Our Differences

New Apr 15 Sunday 1-3:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative Gentrification Workshop

NEW Apr 15 Sunday 2pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine Monthly Meeting

New Apr 15 Sunday 5:30-7:30pm, Fullerton: People for Housing OC - Happy Hour Meet Up: Pizza & Beer

New Apr 15 Sunday 7-9pm, Fullerton: Free Discussion Society: "How do we get active in improving the state of mental health in our communities?"

New Apr 16 Monday 4-10pm, Los Alamitos: Defend Sanctuary

NEW Apr 16 Monday 6:30pm, Fullerton: Indivisible CA39: Mirvette Judeh "What You Do Matters"

NEW Apr 17 Tuesday 5:30-8:30pm, Newport Beach: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club

New Apr 17 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousins Club of OC: Josef Avesar "Surviving Peace"

NEW Apr 18 Wednesday 6:30-9pm, Irvine: "Still for Standing Rock" with Grandfather Jumping Buffalo in a Personal Appearance

New Apr 18 Wednesday 7pm, PBS: So Cal Sustaining CA: Debbie Cook Interview

NEW Apr 19 Thursday 3:30pm, Huntington Beach: Moms Demand Action Rally: Dana Rohrabacher-Enough Is Enough! Stand Up To the NRA!

NEW Apr 19 Thursday 7pm, Irvine: Homelessness in Orange County: The Demographics, Causes, Costs and Solutions

New Apr 19 Thursday 7-9pm, Irvine: United Nations Assoc. OC Chapter Women Affinity Group Meeting

new Apr 20 Friday 8am-5pm, Santa Ana: Santa Ana Building Healthy Communities Thrive Conference

New Apr 20 Friday 8:30am-5pm, Huntington Beach: 12th Annual Golden West College Peace Conference-Peace and the Global Economy: Emerging Issues and Practical Solutions

NEW Apr 20 Friday 8am-9pm, Anaheim: CAIR: Challenging Islamophobia With My Vote

NEW Apr 20 Friday 11am, Irvine: South Orange County 4 Change Rally/Student Walkout

New Apr 21 Saturday 9-11am, Costa Mesa: Coffee & Donuts in the Park~Meet & Greet the Candidates

New Apr 21 Saturday 9:30am-noon, Huntington Beach: Eating, Drinking, and Living for Our Planet

new Apr 21 Saturday 9:30am-2pm, Santa Ana: Radical Planning Escuelita

NEW Apr 21 Saturday 3-7pm, Santa Ana: Colectivo Tonantzin: Taller de nixtamal / Nixtamal Workshop

New Apr 21 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Freedom from Religion Foundation v. Chino Valley Unified School District - Protecting Schools from Establishment Clause Violations David Kaloyanides

NEW Apr 22 Sunday 5pm, Orange: OC Interfaith Committee to Air Farm Workers Dinner/Fundraiser

New Apr 22 Sunday 6pm, Brea: Earth Day Candidate Forum

NEW Apr 23 Monday 5-6:45pm, Orange: We Stand United: Workshop & Rally for City Council Action

New Apr 23 Monday 7-10pm, Irvine: 48th District Congressional Debate Series: American Social Justice & Health

NEW Apr 24 Tuesday 3-5pm, Irvine: Global Partners for Sustainability: Abundant Land: Soil, Seeds, and Sovereignty Film Screening and discussion

NEW Apr 24 Tuesday 7-9pm, Fullerton: CA 39: Keeping Up with the Candidates, a #YouthVote Event

NEW Apr 24 Tuesday 7:30-8:30pm, Irvine: Amnesty International

New Apr 25 Wednesday 9:30am-12:30pm, Costa Mesa: California Alliance for Retired Americans: Congressional Candidate Forum

NEW Apr 25 Wednesday 11am-1pm, Irvine: Women For:OC - Homelessness in the OC: Meet the Activists

New Apr 25 Wednesday 7:30-9:30pm, Fullerton: Carl Wilkens: Beyond Genocide, Respect-Empathy-Inclusion

NEW Apr 27 Friday 10am-1pm, Fullerton: Symposium on Homelessness in OC

NEW Apr 28 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: United Nations Association-OC Coffee Talk Series - Peace through Commerce

new Apr 28 Saturday 5-7pm, Buena Park: New Beginnings: A Performance by the Children of Childs-pace

New Apr 28 Saturday 6pm, Irvine: The LGBT Center OC's Indigo Ball

new Apr 28 Saturday 6-9pm, Irvine: Intro to TRE: Connection, Compassion & Community

New Apr 28 Saturday 6-10pm, Costa Mesa: WAVE Fundraiser with Chelsea Handler, Karen Bass & Ted Lieu

NEW Apr 29 Sunday 1:30-3pm, Aliso Viejo: Moms Demand Action - CA:New Member Meeting

NEW Apr 29 Sunday 11am-3pm, Santa Ana: Día del Niño/Day of the Child

NEW Apr 30 Monday noon, Orange: Democratic Foundation of OC: Panel Discussion with OC Board of Supervisor Candidates

NEW Apr 30 Monday 6:30-9pm, Costa Mesa: Our Revolution: CA48 Candidate Debate & Endorsement


MAY

NEW May 1 Tuesday 8am-noon, Anaheim: OC Labor Federation May Day March & Rally

new May 1 Tuesday 4pm, Santa Ana: OC May Day Collective Annual May Day march and rally

NEW May 3 Thursday 7am, Newport Beach: Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council National Day of Prayer Breakfast United to End Homelessness

NEW May 3 Thursday 8am-4:30pm, Irvine: UNA: Bridges OC 2018-Building Connections Fusture

new May 5 Saturday 6-7pm, Santa Ana: Cog•nate Collective: Regionalia Conversation "A conversation on Music and (Be)Longing"

NEW May 6 Sunday 11am-noon, Huntington Beach: Surf + March with Jeux De Vagues and Oceana Southern California

NEW May 7 Monday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC Meeting & Dinner

NEW May 15 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Newport Beach: Newport Bch Women's Democratic Club & Imagine Action Meeting

New May 19 Saturday 7am-noon, Huntington Beach: Earth Day and 5K Run for Banning Ranch Conservancy

NEW May 19 Saturday 10am-1pm, Yorba Linda: OC Equality Coalition: Our Stories OC - Altnernative Book Fair for Kids of all Ages

new May 19 Saturday 11am-1pm, Huntington Beach: Hands Across the Sand

New May 20 Sunday 1-3:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative - Anne Braden White Southern Allies

New May 29 Tuesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative - book club discussion New Jim Crow


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2018

JANUARY

Jan 3 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Tustin: OC for Climate Action Planning Meeting @ REI, 2962 El Camino Real
Our January planning meeting will again be a joint meeting with OC Clean Power and Climate Action OC. Due to the holidays, this meeting will be on the first Wednesday in January, rather than our normal first Tuesday.   Primarily we will continue planning for our major CCA event in late March/early April (exact date TBD). In addition we will gear up to support the 2nd Annual Women's March on Saturday, January 20, 2018.   Remember: we're always looking to expand our "core membership." So if you're interested in plunging into OCCA in 2018 and helping with the heavy lifting necessary to keep the group active, effective, and strong, these planning meetings are for you.

Jan 3 Wednesday 9pm-2am, Long Beach: Protect the Wetlands Benefit @ Que Sera, 1923 E. 7th. St.
Benefit show for the group, Protect the Long Beach/Los Cerritos to help bring awareness to the new OIL drilling project in the Los Cerritos Wetlands (in the LBC off of 2nd and PCH) 😤. They have NOT had proper consultation with the local Tongva/Acjachemen people and will be violating the sacred site Motuucheyngna.   They want to put in 53 new oil wells and 67 new water wells, as well as a pipeline that will run right over the Newport-Inglewood fault line! They want to inject dirty oil water back into the 🌎 after they're done with it! This project does not meet air quality standards and will be the equivalent of adding 11,000 cars PER DAY to the road for the life of the project. We need to UNIFY and show them we will not accept the poisoning of all living things! More info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2007902586145365/ ** We need all people ON DECK at the Long Beach City Hall on January 16 (tentatively) to stand up for what gives us life. Tell City Council we don't want this!

Jan 4 Thursday 6:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC: Meet the Candidates @ Greenbrook Club House, 18222 Santa Joanana
Meet three candidates hoping to unseat Dana Rohrabacher CD48 - Laura Oatman, Boyd Roberts and Harley Rouda, plus Pat Harris, progressive canididate for US Senate. Admission is free, membership not required. Democratic Clubs are the grassroots of the Democratic Party, engaged in local communities, causes and campaigns. We are the gateway to county, state and national Democratic processes. DCWOC includes Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Seal Beach, Stanton, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Sunset Beach and Midway City. DCWOC.com / DCWOC@DEMCLUBOFWESTOC.COM / facebook.com/DCWOC/ Doors open at 6:30. Program at 7. For info call Phil at 310-871-2083.

Jan 4 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC @ Sizzler, 1401 N Harbor Blvd
Focus: discuss plans to resist the ordinance being considered by the Brea City Council to severely restrict our peaceful demonstrations in front of Rep. Ed Royce's Brea Congressional office. Ed Royce is the representative for most of North Orange County and has refused to hold a town hall meeting since 2010. His office is the only place where we can voice our concerns in person about his votes. Many organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union, Unite Here, Planned Parenthood, Democrats of North Orange County, Indivisible39, Moms Demand Action and Progressive 39th sent people and letters to the council which resulted in them postponing their vote on the ordinance until January.T:

Jan 4 Thursday 7pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace and Justice Coalition: Free Film: "A Very Heavy Agenda, Part 1" @ Saint Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave
Who are the Neo-Cons? How have they influenced the agenda and actions of the American Empire?  In this astounding documentary they tell us exactly who and what they are in their own words. Filmmaker Robbie Martin's exceptional insight, video editing and music composition talent makes this series not just a documentary but a work of art.  The series will continue subsequent 3rd Thursday Teach-Ins.   The horrific consequences of what the Neo-Cons have perpetrated on our world continue to manifest.  Viewing this documentary series is being a witness to history.   Don't miss it! More info at: http://www.whittierpeace.org/index.htm#MovieNight

Jan 4 Thursday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: QTPOC Social Gathering @ 950 W 17th St, Ste F
Potluck Style! Come meet and socialize with other queer & trans people of color in Orange County. Bring a dish to share if you can or just come and enjoy some company! Light food, games, & convo topics provided!

Jan 5 Friday 7:30-8:30am, Cypress: Quirk-Silva Breakfast Club with State Treasurer John Chiang @ Cypress College, CCCPLX Bldg, 4th Floor, 9200 Valley View St
Please join Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva for a free continental breakfast and conversation about the issues affecting California from an insider's perspective. Featured Guest is John Chiang, California State Treasurer's Office.

Jan 6 Saturday 9am-noon, Orange: Flip the House: Kickoff Pancake Breakfast & Canvassing @ Democratic Party of OC, 1916 W. Chapman Ave. Ste. B
Orange County is ground zero to retake the House of Representatives in 2018 and resist Trump in Washington. We're gearing up now and need your help!   All month long this January, voters across OC are hosting their own "Flip the House" Pancake Breakfasts & Precinct Walks. Sign up to host your own "Flip the House" event and get a canvassing kit at www.grodpoc.com/flip.   At our Kickoff on January 6, enjoy pancakes and practice your canvassing skills so that you're ready to host your own "Flip the House" Pancake Breakfast & Precinct Walk in your area. We'll help answer questions and canvass with you!   To learn more or to sign up to host your own "Flip the House" event, visit www.grodpoc.com/flip

Jan 6 Saturday 10am-11:30pm, Laguna Niguel: OC Resistance Revival Chorus: Practice for OC Women's March @ Faith Episcopal Church, 27802 El Lazo
You are invited to any and all practices on Jan 6 and Jan 13 to prepare for signing at the OC Women's March on Jan. 20. No experience is needed. OCRRC is not affiliated with the church.

Jan 6 Saturday 10am, Santa Ana: OC Peace Coalition @ Offices of Frank Barbaro, 1111 N Broadway
Agenda items include: MLK Parade - Jan 13; Womens March, Santa Ana, Jan 20; Peacemaker of the Year Event, Jan 28, 2:30, Claim Jumper, Fountain Valley. We need donations for the auction. Other events: Visit to Deported Veteran, Feb 9. Vets need blankets, office equipment, shirts and jackets. Plan for Boots and Shoes display at Cypress College. Parking for meeting behind law office building. Morning snacks and coffee served.

Jan 6 Saturday 10am-noon, Cypress: Community Cofee with Asseblywoman Quirk-Silva @ Cypress Community Ctr, 5700 Orange Ave
Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva will discuss her priorities for as the next legislative year starts soon. Please RSVP to Christopher Aguilera at Christopher.Aguilera@asm.ca.gov or 714-521-6505.

Jan 6 Saturday 12:45-1:45pm, Anaheim: Anaheim Democrats @ Haskett Library Multipurpose Room, 2650 W Broadway
Regular monthly meeting.

Jan 6 Saturday 1-3pm, Fullerton: Community Coffee with Sharon Quirk-Silva @ Fullerton Public Library, 353 W Commonwealth Ave.
With the next legislative year starting, join me, as I discuss what what my priorities are for 2018.   Please RSVP to Amy Ramos at Amy.Ramos@asm.ca.gov or 714-521-6505.   I hope you can come!

Jan 6 Saturday 2-4pm, Long Beach: The U. S., Israel, and Palestine: The Peace Process Continues @ 6500 E Stearns St
Talk and PowerPoint presentation by Jerry Levin, a member of the global violence prevention organization CPT (Christian Peacemaker Teams). He and his wife served for many years in the Occupied Palestinian Territories to help Palestinians withstand the impoverishing and expropriating effects of the Israeli Army's colonial rule of the West Bank and it ghettoization of Gaza. Jerry Levin is a former CNN network journalist. He writes on nonviolence, with an emphasis on the Middle East and in particular Palestine and Israel.   In 1984 he was kidnapped and held hostage by Hezbollah. He escaped after eleven and a half months in captivity due to the nonviolent behind the scene efforts of friends and colleagues organized by his wife, Sis Levin. Of Jewish descent, Levin converted to Christianity during his captivity. In April 2009 he and his wife were recognized by the Dalai Lama as one of 2009's "Unsung Heroes of Compassion."

Jan 7 Sunday 1-3:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative: Jan Meeting, @ Youth-on-the-Move, Inc. Hqt., 1850 E. 17th Street #103
Whether you're already an active member of OC Racial Justice Collaborative or a new attendee, we'd love to see you at the meeting. Come and meet other like-minded racial justice activists who are working toward the common goal of eradicating racism through allyship and the calling out of racist policies, ideas, and actions within our own community. Please join us and become a part of this vital human rights, anti-racist movement.   We welcome you to bring your own snacks or snacks to share!   There is a large free parking lot directly behind the building off of 16th St.

Jan 7 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: OC Green Party meeting - Dangerous Plan for Nuclear Waste in OC @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Charles Langley of Public Watchdogs speaks about the dangerously inadequate plans for long term storage of nuclear waste at San Onofre beach. https://publicwatchdogs.org Meeting is free, non-Greens welcome.

Jan 7 Sunday 4-5:30pm, Costa Mesa: Our Revolution Costa Mesa: Weekly Organizing Mtg @ Panera Bread, 3030 Harbor Boulevard
We're taking a holiday and new year break. We'll be reconvening to continue our work in the new year.

Jan 8 Monday 7-9pm, Fullerton: Indivisible CA39: Member's Meeting @ Fullerton Community Center, 340 West Commonwealth Avenue
When we started in January of 2017, we began as a reaction against Trump. Since that time, it's become apparent that we also need to be FOR something. We now have the goal of replacing Royce with one of our Democratic candidates.   If we can get everyone who voted for Hilary to turn out and vote for a Democrat for House, we can defeat Royce. In the same fashion, we can also save Josh Newman.   So, we are launching neighborhood groups to help get out the vote. This will be your chance to have a say and to participate on any level with which you are comfortable!   Here is the AGENDA:   1. Former Mayor and City Council member of Brea, Brett Murdock, speaks about the Jan. 26 Brea City Council Meeting and how to protect our right to protest. He will share his unique insight into previous attempts to stop protests in Brea.   2. Help organize plans to replace Royce as we roll out our Precinct Leader Network   3. We have news regarding Royce's Pro-Putin/ Manafort- tied campaign donation.   Doors open at 6:30   ($5 donation to help cover facility rental is appreciated!)

Jan 9 Tuesday 5:30-8:30pm, Capistrano Beach: Progressives of South OC: Our Very Own Nuclear Waste Dump @ Agostino's By The Sea, 34700 Pacific Coast Hwy. Ste 100
What, Me Worry? (See photo.) As Edison starts to load the new nuclear waste dump at San Onofre, the Progressives have invited Charles Langley and Nina Babiarz from Public Watchdogs to discuss their Federal lawsuit attempting to block indefinite storage of millions of pounds of highly radioactive nuclear waste on the edge of the beach. Social hour and dinner 5:30, meeting at 7. RSVP necessary, preferably before Jan. 5: SOCProgressives@gmail.com (also visit www.socprogressives.com).

Jan 10 Wednesday 6-9pm, Newport Beach: CA48 Candidate Forum @ Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Dr,
The Aliso Niguel Democratic Club, in partnership with other democratic clubs and grassroots groups, presents a Candidate Forum comprising all Democratic congressional candidates in California's 48th Congressional District.   Please join us in hearing from the candidates running against Congressman Dana Rohrabacher on how they plan to represent their district's progressive values in Congress.   The 8 congressional candidates who will be featured are:   Hans Keirstead   Michael Kotick   Laura Oatman   Rachel Payne   Boyd Roberts   Harley Rouda   Omar Siddiqui   Anthony Zarkades   https://ca48candidateforum.eventbrite.com/

Jan 10 Wednesday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Congressional Candidate Forum-CD 39 @ Fullerton College, 321 E. Chapman Ave.
Come meet the Democratic candidates running for Congressional District 39, at a panel discussion moderated by the Fullerton College Department of Political Science.   This will be the second of three planned congressional candidate forums for the 39th Congressional District. Emphasis will be placed on hearing each candidates platform looking at major social, political and economic issues in the district, nationwide, and globally from women's perspectives.   This event is FREE however, space is limited.   The event will be held in the Fullerton Collgee campus theatre located close to the corner of Lemon and Chapman.   Please help us to plan accordingly by sending your RSVP to Cynthia Aguirre at info@dnoc.org   more info: facebook.com/events/903361976485257

Jan 10 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Indivisible OC 46: Sign Making Party for OC Women's March @ LGBT Center on 4th., 305 E. 4th. St.
We will be making signs for the O.C. Women's March. We will have extra poster board and markers on hand if you can't bring your own.   Hope to see you there!   Kid Friendly

Jan 10 Wednesday 7-9pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd Assembly Democratic Alliance Monthly Meeting @ IAMAW District Lodge, 5402 Bolsa Ave
Our featured speaker for this meeting is Former Long Beach City Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske, who is running for the 35th State Senate District. Note concerning the 48th Congressional District Candidate forum being held at the same date/time: We are advised that the event is being recorded and will be available on YouTube as well as the Aliso Niguel Democratic Club website http:// alisonigueldemocraticclub.com/. You can attend the 72nd ADA meeting and still see the Forum! Doors open at 6:30pm. See map here: http://bit.ly/2fTNjrf  Please attend (and bring a friend!) and support our program of Democratic outreach and networking. Agenda items include hosting fgloat in the Huntington Beach 4th of July parade, assisting with the DPOC entry in the upcoming Tet parade, If you are interested in assisting in the preparations for either event buy cannot attend the meeting, please email 72ndADA@72ndADA.com

Jan 10 Wednesday 7-10pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats @ Chapter One: the modern local, 227 N. Broadway
We'll vote on new bylaws, elect our 2018 board, and hear from Dr. Mai Khanh Tran.

Jan 11 Thursday 1-2pm, Laguna Niguel: SoCal Health Care Coalition and Courage Campaign: New Year, Same Walters. Repeal the Trump Tax @ Chet Holifield Federal Building, 24000 Avila Rd.
Welcome to 2018! It's a new year, but we have the same Walters. It's time we start asking Rep. Mimi Walters to change. Mimi! we need you to change, we need you to start putting your constituents, and not big businesses, first. That's why we will be asking Mimi Walters to lead the charge to Repeal the TrumpTax   President Trump and Republicans in Congress remain determined to ignore voters who oppose the tax scam by a 2-to-1 margin, voters who have coordinated more than 800 events, and made over 1.2 million calls to Congress in order to stop this Scam!   See Google Map.   https://www.google.com/maps/@33.5591914,-117.7162284,13 2a,35y,45.01t/data=!3m1!1e3   As usual, we will have a short press conference followed by a 1 minute walk to the sidewalk where we will earn some honks from motorists on Alicia (which you all of course know is a pretty busy street). More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1562992333777212/

Jan 11 Thursday 5-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Candidate Fundraiser: Lauren Johnson Norris, Irvine City Council 2018 @ Chapter One: The Modern Local, 227 N. Broadway
Attorney fundraiser presented by Michele Bell and Staycie Sena. Visit http://www.laurenforirvine.com/events.html for ticket prices and sponsorship opportunities.

Jan 12 Friday 5:30pm, Santa Ana: 2nd Fridays: Comadre Chisme Hour @ Alta Baja Market, 201 E 4th St
Every 2nd Friday Libromobile's short story club is open to ALL womxn. We'll read & discuss short stories by womxn who focus on womxn narratives.December, January & February's Comadre Chisme? Difficult Women by Roxane Gay. December: "Difficult Women"; January: "The Sacrifice of Darkness." Summary: "The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. A pair of sisters, grown now, have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children, and must negotiate the elder sister's marriage. A woman married to a twin pretends not to realize when her husband and his brother impersonate each other. A stripper putting herself through college fends off the advances of an overzealous customer. A black engineer moves to Upper Michigan for a job and faces the malign curiosity of her colleagues and the difficulty of leaving her past behind. From a girls' fight club to a wealthy subdivision in Florida where neighbors conform, compete, and spy on each other, Gay delivers a wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America." Used copies are available for purchase at LibroMobile, there's no obligation to purchase a book. Email libromobile@gmail.com if you'd like to receive the short story or book info to discuss at our next Comadre Chisme Hour.

Jan 13 Saturday 8:30am-noon, Irvine: Martin Luther King Jr Teach-In & Training: Mobilizing for Justice in an Unjust World @ UC Irvine School of Law, 401 E Peltason Dr. Ste 1000
This event is an opportunity for UC Irvine School of Law faculty, staff, students, alumni, local attorneys and community organizers to come together to discuss the opportunities to advocate for justice in a variety of legal practices. The event involves not only discussion, but also a call to action for those concerned about the effects of those current government decisions at local, state, and national levels that impact civil rights; the criminal justice system; immigrants; housing; education; cybersecurity; and the rights of organizers to speak and assemble. Training will be provided for attorneys and community members interested in serving as Legal Observers at demonstrations and other events held around Southern California where protesters and/or event organizers are concerned about First Amendment rights.   The plenary session will be recorded and made available to the UCI Law community within 72 hours of the event. Breakout sessions, however, will only be recorded upon request and with the permission of the panelists. RSVP and find Schedule of Events here. Sessions approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit by the State Bar of California. UC Irvine School of Law is a State Bar-approved MCLE provider. For more event details or request reasonable accommodatins for a disability, please email Jillian Henry at jhenry@law.uci.edu

Jan 13 Saturday 9am-noon, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle CA's 48th Congressional District Candidate Debate @ Harbour View Elementary, 4343 Pickwick Cir.
The HB Huddle is hosting a gloves off candidates' debate co-moderated by US Congressman Alan Lowenthal and State Assembly Candidate Josh Lowenthal. After four successful candidate forums, a straw poll, and other consideration, the field has been narrowed to four candidates; (In alphabetical order by last name): Dr. Hans Keirstead is one of the world's leading innovators in stem cell research and medical treatments. Hans has been an advocate for stem cell research in Washington D.C. and here in CA with Prop 71. For more info https://hansforca.com. Laura Oatman is a licensed architect, small business owner and mother of five who has deep roots in Orange County, having graduated from UCI before receiving her Masters in Architecture from UCLA. She is a passionate advocate for the environment, women's rights, education and health care, and lives in Newport Beach with her husband of 33 years. For more info https://oatmanforcongress.com Harley Rouda is a successful businessman, philanthropist and attorney, who created the firm Real Living, and now serves in a leadership position in successful firms in a variety of industries. He received an MBA from The Ohio State University, and a J.D. from Capital University Law School. Harley lives in Laguna Beach with his wife; Kaira, and their four kids. For more info https://harleyforcongress.com Omar Siddiqui is a prominent trial attorney, engineer, and advisor to the FBI and CIA on issues of national security and counter-terrorism. A powerful courtroom advocate, he holds a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law and Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Engineering from USC. For moreinfo https://omarinthehouse.com/ Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hb-huddle-candidates-debate-tickets-40924205400Check-in at 9:00 am. Eventbrite seating 9:30. General Seating 9:45. Debate starts Promptly at 10:00 Am. Don't forget to stay after and sign up to join HB Huddle at the OC Woman's March on 01/20/2018 or register https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-womens-march-on-washington-orange-county-registration-38735262212 Donations welcome. Cash, credit card or checks made out to HB Huddle.

Jan 13 Saturday 10am, Long Beach: Long Beach Area Peace Network, Military Families Speak Out and Veterans for Peace: Long Beach Martin Luther King Jr Parade @ Park at Long Beach City College Campus, 1305 E Pacific Coast Hwy
The Long Beach Area Peace Network, Military Families Speak Out, Veterans for Peace and high school peace clubs will be marching together at the annual MLK parade in Long beach again this year. Join us so that the city of Long Beach will hear our important message and see that the time to end war is now. Dr. King was a very outspoken advocate for peace and ending the war in Vietnam, so we are making the connection with our signs at the parade. We need to be in place by 10:00AM, but the actual parade starts at 10:30 AM. Once parked, then use the free shuttle to Martin Luther King Ave and 7th Street. Since the parade ends near the college it's easy to get back to your car. We don't know our space #, but in past years we have line up around 8th or 9th St and MLK Ave. If you can't find us, go to the "Parade Participant Check-in" area and ask for Long Beach Area Peace Network's location or call one of us. Our 2018 Peacemaker of the Year honorees Elahe Amani, Lena Gonzalez, Tahesha Knapp, Maria Lopez & Wayne Marchyshyn will be riding in a car and MFSO will have their 8 ft. soldier, Oscar. No banners please, but DO bring your own signs. For more info, Long Beach Area Peace Network Pat Alviso 562-833-8035 or Naida Tushnet 562-494-5358.

Jan 13 Saturday noon, Huntington Beach: OC Women's March Sign Making Party with Josh Lowenthal @ Harbour View Elementary School, 4343 Pickwick Cr
The Josh Lowenthal campaign is thrilled to be walking in the Women's March OC with the women, men and children of Orange County. Ahead of the annual march, the campaign will host a sign making party after the HB Huddle Candidate Debate and we hope to see you there. Our campaign will provide all of the supplies — post boards, markers, etc. Bring your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, energy and excitement. Please RSVP here to this event in order to ensure we have enough supplies for everyone.

Jan 13 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Santa Ana: OC NAACP @ Second Baptist Church, 4300 Westminster Ave.
Everyone is invited to join us as we prepare to participate in the second OC Women's March on January 20, organize our Juneteenth celebration, talk about a future visit to the Theo Lacy maximum security jail complex and discuss other events and actions in the new year!

Jan 13 Saturday 2-3:30pm, Fullerton: Town Hall with Mark Takano @ Fullerton Public Library, 353 W Commonweath
We know that Rep. Ed Royce and Rep. Mimi Walters are too damn scared of holding their own town halls to answer questions about the Trump Tax bill. But if these "representatives" won't hold a town hall, we will just have to do so without them! Rep. Mark Takano will provide answers to our questions about how the Trump Tax bill will affect us. Mark Takano is the first openly gay person of color to be elected to Congress, he's Vice Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and as a member of the Education and Workforce Committee, and the Science, Space, and Technology Committee. He knows that the only way for us to get the answers we need, is for someone from DC to bring that knowledge direct to us. Please have your questions ready! Register at We know that Rep. Ed Royce and Rep. Mimi Walters are too damn scared of holding their own town halls to answer questions about the Trump Tax bill. But if these "representatives" won't hold a town hall, we will just have to do so without them! Rep. Mark Takano will provide answers to our questions about how the Trump Tax bill will affect us. Mark Takano is the first openly gay person of color to be elected to Congress, he's Vice Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and as a member of the Education and Workforce Committee, and the Science, Space, and Technology Committee. He knows that the only way for us to get the answers we need, is for someone from DC to bring that knowledge direct to us. Please have your questions ready! Register to attend at Eventbrite page https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oc-town-hall-with-rep-mark-takano-tickets-41888218790. Only those who register will be allowed in.

Jan 13 Saturday 4-6pm, Laguna Woods: Meet and Greet with Dave Min @ 3335 Punta Alta #3D
If you would like to attend this meet and greet and get to know Dave Min, candidate for the 45th Congressional District, please contact Heide:   (917) 678-6710 or heide_krueger@yahoo.com

Jan 13 Saturday 6-9pm, Tustin: National Women's Political Caucus: Casino Night - Betting on our Candidates @ 10920 Silverado Ter
Join NWPC Orange County for an evening of Food, Fun, and Politics, with a little gambling too! Special Guests: Gubernatorial Candidate Delaine Eastin and the NWPC National Board of Directors.

Jan 13 Saturday 6-9pm, Irvine: Living Ubuntu: Intro to TRE: Connection, Compassion & Community @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Intro to Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE). In addition to learning this method that helps calm the nervous system after stress or trauma, we want you to join us for a time to connect, re-connect and re-affirm living life compassionately. free admission; vegan refreshments. The room has limited space. Please make sure to register here   If you register and then need to cancel, please notify us so someone else can take your spot. Contact email: info @ livingubuntu.org

Jan 14 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: OC Democratic Socialists of America LSC Meeting @ 31 Briarwood
First meeting for the future OC local of the Libertarian Socialist Caucus.

Jan 14 Sunday 4-7pm, Santa Ana: Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement Undocumented Tales - OC Screening @ LGBT Center on 4th., 305 E. 4th. St.
We are thrilled to present a very special screening of the fabulous web series, Undocumented Tales, about the secret life of a Mexican server living in Los Angeles. The main character, Fernando, has two secrets: he is an undocumented immigrant and he is a closeted gay man. He is constantly lying about his legal status and real identity.   Following the screening (45 minutes), we'll have a Q & A with writer / director, Armando Ibañez.

Jan 15 Monday 10:30am-1:30pm, Orange: Onion Planting & Farm Vision Discussion Join us on MLK Day, a day of community service, to discuss the future of the Farm. What would rather see on the property? An organic Farm, or suburban sprawl? Open space that produces resources such as beauty, food, compost, fuel, culture, workshops and native habitat, or multiple houses priced beyond the affordability of the current resident(s) that extract resources from other ecosystems? There are currently plans to destroy the Farm in order to create luxury housing. We are in the process of creating an alternative vision. Please fill out the survey link on this event in order to contribute to this alternative vision. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWInBfA1zZGwc1wIRzd1E9WwMxxcU4aDvTwV07TcCUUiO_Ow/viewform

Jan 15 Monday 4:30-6pm, Tustin: Candlelight Vigil for Zainab @ The District at Tustin Legacy, 2437 Park Ave
This vigil aims to highlight the issue of the gravely saddening incident which happened recently in Kasur, Pakistan. We condemn this atrocity. Bring candles, posters. Background info:  A seven-year-old girl, Zainab, went to her Quran class but did not return. She was kidnapped, raped, killed and then later thrown in the trash while her parents had gone to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah. This is not just for one Zainab, it's for all those Zainabs who have faced the same fate and will continue to do so if you do not speak up! Make posters, Write Slogans, bring a candle or just be a part of it. Bring your emotions with you, so this never happens again.

Jan 15 Monday 6:45-8:30, Laguna Niguel: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club @ Faith Episcopal Church, 27802 El Lazo
Join us at the Aliso Niguel Democratic Club's monthly meetings to vote on club issues, learn about political activities in our neighborhoods and in Orange County, and discuss the goals and direction of the club.

Jan 16-19 Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm, Irvine: Refugee Awareness Week: Critically Engaging Refugee Narratives @ UCI
In today's polarized society, the word "refugee" has become increasingly politicized. Through Refugee Awareness Week at UCI, we hope to address misconceptions about refugees by understanding the processes of war, persecution, and other mechanisms of displacement that have forced an unprecedented 65.6 million people from their homes. We also hope to humanize the word "refugee" by sharing and understanding refugee stories, and by celebrating and enhancing their contributions to their host communities. Join Peaceful Passions, the Dalai Lama Fellows, the UCI Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation, Fresh START, Liberty in North Korea, and the International Studies Public Forum as we hold Refugee Awareness Week at UC Irvine from January 16 - 19. All activities are open to the public and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. We thank the UCI School of Social Ecology for sponsoring the week of events. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/560055557675180/ for details.

Jan 16 Tuesday 5:30-7:30, Corona del Mar: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club: Tax Reform Bill & You @ OASIS Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave.
NBWDC January meeting focuses on Tax Reform Bill and how it could impact you. Stephen Landsman, CPA & Tax Partner Squar Milner LLP, is guest speaker. More information at www.NBWDC.org RSVP required https://goo.gl/forms/3rvo4RHYnqNKiCpX2

Jan 16 Tuesday 7-9pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats Candidate Forum For California's 45th Congressional District @ Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way
Getting Mimi Walters out of office and taking back The House starts now! We're kicking off 2018 with a candidate forum for the 45th Congressional District.   We've invited the four most viable candidates thus far: Brian Forde for Congress, Kia for Congress, Dave Min for Congress, and Katie Porter.   Space is limited, so don't wait to buy your tickets! Or better yet, become a Canyon Democrat today (only $25 for 2018) and get into the Forum for free.   As an additional benefit of Membership, only Canyon Dems Members will be able to participate in a straw poll following the forum.

Jan 17 Wednesday 4-5pm, Mission Viejo: Conversation with Delaine Eastin @ Hacienda On The Lake, Plaza Del Lago, 27792 Vista Del Lago
Please come hear Delaine Eastin's vision for California. Bring your questions! RSVP to reserve your spot. facebook.com/events/356058514869608

Jan 18 Thursday 5:30-8pm, Santa Ana: Resilience OC: Rally for a #CleanDreamAct and TPS @ Sasscer Park, 4th St and Ross
Join us to show your support for TPS and a #CleanDreamAct. It is expected that voting on a funding bill will be happening either on Jan 18 or 19 in D.C. and advocates from across the country are demanding that a #CleanDreamAct and support for TPS are attached to the funding bill.

Jan 18 Thursday 7:30-10am, Orange: Understanding and Implementing SB 1000 Matters for OC @ Sisters of St. Joseph- Founders' Hall, 434 S. Batavia St.
SB 1000 Authored by Senator Connie Leyva requires cities and counties to adopt an Environmental Justice (EJ) element as part of their General Plans, or to integrate EJ-related policies, objectives, and goals throughout other elements of the General Plan. SB 1000 also requires civil "civic" engagement for local residents to become meaningfully involved in the decision-making around Environmental Justice issues. Beginning January 1, 2018, the requirements of SB 1000 will take effect when a local jurisdiction updates two or more elements of its General Plan. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-and-implementing-sb-1000-matters-for-orange-county-registration-40156386834?aff=efbeventtix

Jan 18 Thursday 3-6pm, Santa Ana: #ProtectDreamers Phone Bank Advocacy @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St
Please join Equality California and the LGBT Center Orange County, in partnership with Indivisible OC 48, Indivisible OC 46 (Lou Correa) and FWD.us for an advocacy and phone bank event in support of passing a clean Dream Act! We are looking for volunteers to help make calls! No experience is necessary. There are two shifts: 3-4:30pm & 4:30-6pm, but we would love to have you for any length of time. Pizza and beverages will be provided as well as materials to make posters and take pictures to show your support! RVSP Here: https://goo.gl/forms/ fjgYuYZoI8HD8qYk1 Participants should bring a cell phone and, if possible, an iPad or laptop. A headset or headphones to make calls would be useful but is not necessary. Contact Justin Massey with any questions at 949-973-0878 or Justin.Massey@eqca.org

Jan 18 Thursday 4-8pm, Irvine: The Science Policy Group at UCI: Letting Evidence Lead the Way @ UCI Student Center & Event Services, 311 West Peltason Drive, Doheny Rooms C, D
In affiliation with the Union of Concerned Scientists, The Science Policy Group will host this public forum to create a bridge between scientists, graduate students, policymakers, political candidates, and community members. During this event, we will discuss evidence-based policy making on various issues currently facing Orange County citizens and the general American society. Topics will include renewable energy, air pollution, climate change, toxic substance regulations, STEM education, as well as federal and state research funding Free food and drinks at 4:30; roundtable discussion and speakers begin at 5. To register, visit https://goo.gl/aLSGo8

Jan 18 Thursday 5:30-7:30pm: SAUSD Vice President Valerie Amezcua's Campaign Kick-Off
Trustee Valerie Amezcua's reception in support of her campaign kick-off for re-election to the Santa Ana Unified School District School Board. RSVP to Daisy@PSCcampaigns.com. Thank you to our event host committee members: Congressmember Lou Correa | Assemblymember Tom Daly, Santa Ana City Councilmembers David Benavides, Michele Martinez, Vicente Sarmiento, & Sal Tinajero, SAUSD Board Members Dr. Alfonso Alvarez, Dr. Rigo Rodriguez & John Palacio, plus Alfredo Amezcua, Esq., Bruce Bauer, Ernesto Medrano, Claudia Perez-Figueroa, Councilmember Roman Reyna (Ret.) and Ben Vasquez. Make checks payable to Valerie Amezcua for School Board 2018. Mail to Valerie Amezcua for School Board 2018, c/o PSC 235 E. Broadway #624, Long Beach, CA 90802.

Jan 18 Thursday 5:30-7:30pm, Irvine: Feminism, Resistance and Revolution in Trump's America @ UC Irvine Student Center, A311, Pacific Ballroom AB
The Feminist Illuminati is thrilled to announce we are hosting a small gathering with feminist writer Samhita Mukhopadhyay Samhita has served as Executive Editor of Feministing.com and Senior Editorial Director of Culture and Identities at Mic, and is the editor of the best-selling anthology "Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance and Revolution in Trump's America" Join us for a talk on feminism and resistance in Trump's America. What does it mean to be a feminist in Trump's America? How do we build an inclusive movement, while also recognizing the forces working against us? And ultimately, what is our path forward?

Jan 18 Thursday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women's Club of South OC: Keynote Speaker Senator Kevin de Leon @ San Juan Hills Golf Club, 32120 San Juan Creek Rd
Senator Kevin de León is President Pro Tem of the CA State Senate and recently announced as U.S. Senate Candidate. Other program items will include DWSOC 2018 Board Elections, Women's March T-Shirt Pick-Up & More! Discounted tickets for members. Everyone enjoys early bird pricing until December 22! Below are just some of the issues which will be discussed by Senator De León: how California is showing the way states can lead on climate change (recently he spoke to international leaders on this topic at the Vatican); the need for a meaningful discussion on Medicare for ALL; the impact of his signature bill, which has now become law, the California Values Act; new steps to protect victims of sexual harassment in the state legislature; maintaining California's strong gun protections; why he's running for U.S. Senate and what he plans to do if elected! Purchase Early Bird Tickets here.

Jan 18 Thursday 6-7pm, Irvine: College Democrats at UCI: Sign Making for the Women's March @ Emerald Bay B, UCI Student Center
We'll have free pizza and tons of sign-making materials for you to have the best meme-worthy march sign this Saturday.   Join us for progressive politics and free pizza!

Jan 18 Thursday 6-9pm, Tustin: Gayle (McLaughlin) Gathering @ 12621 Elizabeth Way
A gathering of progressives and like-minded voters to learn about Gayle McLaughlin, corporate-free candidate for Lt. Governor of our great state of California.

Jan 19 Friday 1pm, Seal Beach: Seal Beach Leisure World Democratic Club: 48th Congressional District Candidates' Forum @ Seal Beach Leisure World, Clubhouse 4
All Leisure World residents, regardless of party affiliation, are invited to attend the forum.  It is vitally important that everyone who will be voting in the upcoming June 2018 open primary election become as familiar as possible with all of the candidates. The Club's Forum, with all eight Democratic campaigns participating, will be moderated by 72nd Assembly District candidate Josh Lowenthal. There will be no charge for the event.

Jan 19 Friday 4-5pm, Laguna Hills: Laguna Woods Democratic Club: Weekly Resist! Action @ Chase Bank, Corner El Toro Rd and Raseo de Valencia
Join the weekly Resist! Signs provided.

Jan 19 Friday 7-9pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America-OC: General Meeting @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Come help ring in the New Year with fellow comrades with our first general meeting of the year. We will discuss what we are currently working on, how to get some events off the ground, and hear from all about what we should do in 2018 to fight against capitalism, bigotry, and inequality. All like minded individuals are welcomed

Jan 20 Saturday 8am-noon, Irvine: Feminist Illuminati carpool to OC Women's March @ UCI, Aldrich Hall
Join the feminist illuminati in protest of the Trump administration at the women's march in Santa Ana! We will assemble by the flagpole at 8am and take Lyfts there. If you can contribute to the travel fund that would help us, but we hope you will join us even if you can't spare the $. We gotchu. We'll be making posters after our event on thursday in preparation. https://www.facebook.com/events/502152690178289

Jan 20 Saturday 8am-1pm, Fullerton: Women's March-Get On the Bus! @ 115 W. Santa Fe Ave.
The Democrats of North OC has chartered a school bus from the Fullerton Train Station to the Women's March in Santa Ana.   Bus tickets are $20 for a round-trip ticket to the Women's March. So worth it! Parking prices are high in that area and the many one-way streets can be congested and difficult to navigate.   We need a minimum of 45 people to fill a bus. Please reserve your ticket as quickly as possible to ensure a seat on the bus. Deadline to purchase a ticket is November 24, 2017.   Please contact Cynthia Aguirre at info@dnoc.org or 714-469-4399, if you are interested in traveling to the Women's March with a group of Nasty Women from North OC. 😃   *IMPORTANT NOTES   1) There are absolutely no bus ticket refunds or exchanges   2) Please arrive early to the departure location to give yourself time to park. We will depart from Fullerton at 8:00 A.M. sharp. The bus will be stationed directly in front of the train station parking structure dedicated to public parking on Santa Fe Ave.   3) The Women's March ends at noon. We will depart Santa Ana at 12:30 and anticipate being back in Fullerton by 1:00 P.M.

Jan 20 Saturday 8:30am-1pm, Santa Ana: #MeToo Marchers @ OC Women's March @ 100 S Main St
Let's keep the #MeToo momentum strong. Join OC nonprofits, elected officials, activists and workers to stand loud against sexual assault and harassment! Meet at 8:30am for a pre-march rally. Wear red! Co-hosted by: The Eli Home for Abused Children, Orange County Young Democrats, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, Generation Change. For more info contact: metoomarchers@elihome.org or call 714-721-0385.

new Jan 20 Saturday 8:45am, Santa Ana: ACLU SoCal at OC Women's March @ 300 North Flower St.
We will be meeting at Angels Community Park on the corner of North Flower Street and West 3rd Street (it will be about a 7 min walk from the march starting point at the intersection of North Flower Street and West Civic Center Drive) Remember to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Bring plenty of water and some snacks. go.peoplepower.org/event/action/12042

Jan 20 Saturday 9am-1pm, Santa Ana: 2nd Annual Women's March @ corner of W. Civic Center Dr. & N. Flower St.
The time has come to march again, grow our movement and continue the change we started. Will you be a part of the change? Last year we marched and lifted up our voices letting the nation know, Womens' rights are human rights! Since then, we have built a movement, called, wrote letters all to protect women's rights on so many levels. Register here to receive updates for the march. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-womens-march-on-washington-orange-county-registration-38735262212 March web site is http://www.ocwomensmarch.org/.

Jan 20 Saturday 9am-noon, Fullerton: Homelessness 101 presented by Fullerton ACT @ 436 W Commonwealth Ave.
Homelessness 101 was designed to raise awareness on: *Understanding Homelessness - Pathways of Hope *Homelessness and Mental Health - St.Jude Medical Center *Best Practice - Fullerton PD Homeless Liasion Officers *Loving our Neighbors - Fullerton ACT https://www.eventbrite.com/e/homelessness-101-fullerton-tickets-41634669417

Jan 20 Saturday 11am-1:30pm, Diamond Bar: TRI Counties Democratic Club @ 600 N Diamond Bar Blvd
As the state convention approaches, endorsements of large membership democratic clubs become essential towards garnering the necessary delegate votes to win the party nomination. Many candidates running for these positions will be present and will discuss their campaign and answer questions. Per our bylaws, only members in "good standing" are eligible to vote. Membership will vote to endorse one person for the following positions: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Controller, Treasurer, Attorney General, Insurance Commissioner, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Congressional Seat CD 39. Refreshments will be provided. For more info, email us at tricomembership@gmail.com.

Jan 20 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State - OC: Flicks for Thought - "Roger Williams: Freedom's Forgotten Hero" @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Roger Williams was a Puritan, an English Reformed theologian, and later a Reformed Baptist who was expelled by the Puritan leaders from the Massachusetts Bay Colony because local officials thought that he was spreading "new and dangerous ideas" to his congregants. He fled the Massachusetts colony under the threat of impending arrest and shipment to an English prison; he began the settlement of Providence Plantations in 1636 as a refuge offering freedom of conscience. Williams was the 1638 founder of the First Baptist Church in America, also known as the First Baptist Church of Providence. He was also a student of Native American languages, an early advocate for fair dealings with Native Americans, and one of the first abolitionists in North America, having organized the first attempt to prohibit slavery in any of the British American colonies. He is best remembered as the originator of the principle of separation of church and state. We hope you will participate in the Women's March in the morning, and then view this film with us in the afternoon. For more information: Email us at mail@au-oc.org or visit the Orange County AU web site at www.au-oc.org.   Please visit AU-OC on Facebook, where you can "Like" our page, comment on AU-related articles and find out what's happening with your favorite church-state separation organization.

Jan 20 Saturday 4-5:30, Garden Grove: Garden Grove Democratic Club: community meeting on homelessness @ 102 Cafe, 12908 Main St.
A community meeting on the issue of homelessness in Garden Grove and the effects on our public resources and safety. The discussion will be facilitated by the Garden Grove Police Department-Special Resources Team, who focus on providing resources and mitigating crime involving the homeless community.

Jan 21 Sunday 10:30am-2:30pm, Fountain Valley: "Flip the House" pancake breakfast and precinct walk @ Green Valley Clubhouse, 17250 Los Jordines West
Let's Flip the House in 2018. Voter outreach is easy with a few key tools and simple training. It is helpful if you download MiniVAN  app on your phone before you come. 10:30 to Noon - Breakfast and training, Noon to 2:00 - canvassing, 2:00. Please sign up: https://www.volunteersignup.org/JFA3F   Sue 714-727-6388, Kathleen 714-916-6487

Jan 21 Sunday 2pm, Orange: Rally On The Riverbed @ Santa Ana River Trail, W Orangewood Ave
On January 22, The County of Orange is planning on evicting everyone living along the Santa Ana Riverbed. This mass displacement of human beings isn't only bad for the residents who are being displaced, but it raises a very important question, where are these residents expected to go? Unfortunately, there are not enough shelter beds, let alone housing for the 1500 people who will be displaced. The county has shown time and time again that they either do not care or have compassion for these people, or they are not remotely interested in assisting these people in there time of need. The county has demonstrated that they are beyond useless in our efforts to see to it that housing is a human right. Rather, they have chosen to sit on hundreds of millions of our tax dollars (which they have done nothing with) and have chosen to pass the buck and cause cities to bear the brunt of the problem, that the county ought to take responsibility for. With that, the Samson For State Senate campaign is planning to raise awareness about the eviction of these residents and the need for elected officials to take the issue of homelessness seriously, by holding a rally along the Santa Ana Riverbed. The rally will be held right next to the media center North of Katella Avenue east of the Honda Center. It is located near the Camp Hope section of the river trail. The rally will begin at 2 PM. Also, please bring supplies if possible. These homeless residents need bottled water, food, and other necessities. Donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you and onward together towards political revolution

Jan 21 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
We will be holding a straw poll vote of candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General and US Representative for California's 45th Congressional District. Candidates and campaigns will be speaking at our meeting so it will be a great time to learn about these important races.   New 2018 or renewed DGI members may vote in the straw poll, with exceptions of candidates themselves. You MUST join DGI or renew your membership for 2018 by Sunday January 14th at midnight to vote in the straw poll. We've extended the deadline to get the word out so make sure to sign up.

Jan 21 Sunday 3:30-5:30pm, Fullerton: Meet Phil Janowicz @ 1200 N. Harbor Blvd.
Phil Janowicz is running to flip the CA 39th congressional district. Ed Royce recently announced his retirement so we are more fired up than ever!   Join us for a meet and greet with Phil in Hillcrest Park in Fullerton! Bring your ideas, questions, and concerns to discuss in a casual setting.   Please RSVP at: rsvp@philforhouse.com   Hillcrest Park Lower Picnic Tables shelter area next to the Red Cross Building

[correction] Jan 21 Sunday 7-9pm, Diamond Bar: 39th Congressional District Candidate Forum @ Diamond Bar Community Center, 1600 Grand Ave.
Is on Jan 24, not Jan 21

new Jan 22 Monday 5:30pm, Laguna Niguel: Women for American Values and Ethics: "Together We Rise" Book Signing Event @ Address provided with RSVP
Historic opportunity to meet three Women's March organizers: Sarah Sophie Flicker, Paola Mendoza, Jenna Arnold. Guests are welcome and encouraged. Tickets to the event are $50 and include a signed copy of the beautiful book, "Together We Rise." Tickets to the early access reception with an 8x10 photograph with the Organizers are $100. Funds raised will be used to flip our Orange County districts! Additional signed books are available for purchase for $35 -- they make a great gift. https://secure.actblue.com/donate/togetherwerise

Jan 22 Monday 6pm, Orange: Roe v. Wade Vigil @ The Circle, 75 Plaza Square, intersection E Chapman Ave and Glassell St
Join the OC Chapter of National Organization For Women (OC-NOW). Bring signs.  Rain or shine.   ocnow.org

Jan 22 Monday 6-7:30pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees Volunteer Orientation @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy
Did you know that up to 1000 immigrants are held in orange county detention facilties on any given day? Would you like to support your local immigrant community? Friends of Orange County Detainees' mission is to offer regular visits to immigrations detainees. We offer listening ears and compassionate hearts in an act of friendship to end isolation and affirm each person's human dignity and worth. Please join us at our next volunteer orientation. Our 90-minute volunteer orientation covers an introduction to FOCD, a brief explanation of U.S. immigration detention, and step-by-step guidance on how to visit detainees. Volunteers are able to start visiting upon completion of orientation. For more info, (949) 733-0220 or visit iucc@iucc.org

new Jan 22 Monday 6pm, Orange: Democratic Party of OC: Central Committee Meeting @ 1916 W Chapman Ave, Ste B
This is first meeting of 2018 and last meeting before the Pre-Endorsement conferences on Jan 27 and the CA DEM convention in San Diego on Feb 23-25. Several candidates for federal and state offices will introduce themselves, including Jay Chen, 39th CD, Sara Jacobs, 49th CD, Paul Kerr, 49th CD, Ted Crisell, CA Governor, Gerrie Schipske, 34th State Senate District, Josh Lowenthal, 72nd Assembly District, Cottie Petrie-Norris, 74th Assembly District. No candidate yet for 73rd AD! Candidate intros will begin at 6:30pm and meeting will begin after the last candidate has been introduced.

new Jan 23 Tuesday 5:30-7pm, Orange: MFSO/CODEPINK vigil at Traffic Circle @ Traffic Circle
Start out the new year by joining us for our monthly vigil, (which is always on the 4th Tuesday of the month). Rally to bring our troops out of Afghanistan and Iraq and no troop increases. It's time to step up, stand up and prevent this ever deepening war from becoming "Endless War". Please make a special effort to join us.You are encouraged to bring extra signs. We will have some on hand too.

new Jan 23 Tuesday 6-8pm, Costa Mesa: Foley for Mayor 2018 Campaign Kickoff @ Halecrest Park Swim & Tennis Club, 3107 Killybrooke Ln,
Music by Sophia Dion with DJ Teak Zachary to get us started!   We will have Foley for Mayor 2018 T-shirt's for a $10 donation.   Tacos for $2 each or 6 for $5;   Or 2 Tacos & Beer or Margie for $5;   Or 2 Tacos & Soda/water $3

new Jan 23 Tuesday 6:30-8pm, Brea: Justice for Dreamers: A Catholic Call to Prayer & Solidarity @ 210 W Birch St.
Join us for an evening of advocacy for DACA youth and all immigrant dreamers, Tuesday, 1/23/18, 7pm, outside the Brea district office of Rep. Ed Royce. At the event, we will:   - Hear stories from Dreamers and other immigrants   - Pray with clergy, lay faithful, and all people of faith and good will   - Call upon legislators, particularly Catholic Representatives Ed Royce, Lou Correa, and Mimi Walters, to protect DACA youth and pass the Dream Act now.   - Urge elected leaders to set aside hyper-partisanship and hear the voice of people of faith calling attention to the life and dignity of immigrants.  Additional Info: facebook.com/events/527234780997159

Jan 23 Tuesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative book club discussion The New Jim Crow @ Youth-on-the-Move, Inc. Hqt., 1850 E. 17th. Street #103
For 2018, we are going to go chapter-by-chapter through The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander for our monthly book club discussion. In January, we will start by reading the Introduction. We will be using The New Jim Crow Study Guide and Call to Action to frame our discussions, which can be downloaded for free here: http:// www.newjimcroworganizing.or g/studyguide-free.html We will discuss Chapter 1 during our February reading discussion. After we finish the book, we will read Building a Movement to End the New Jim Crow and then at the end of the year we will watch the film 13th by Ava DuVernay. You are welcome to bring food for yourself or to share! There is a large free parking lot directly behind the building off of 16th St.

Jan 2524-26 Thursday noon Wednesday 3pm-Friday 3pm, Irvine: Peace and Justice Week: The Power of Advocacy @ UCI
Transferable skills for movement-building (presented by Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium) Wednesday 3-4:30 PM, Ring Room, Cross Cultural Center
Arts for Peace and Justice Thursday noon-2pm @ Student Center Terrace
Connecting the Dots: Building a Movement of Movements Thursday 5-6:20 pm @ SSPA 1100 Featured keynote speaker: Dr. Cris Toffolo, Professor and Chair of the Justice Studies Department at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago.
Student panel: On the Power of Advocacy: Student Activist in Conversation Thursday 6:30-8pm; @ student center reservation; Dinner will be provided
Expert panel discussion: Building and Sustaining Movements Friday noon-1:20pm; Student Center; Lunch will be provided
Workshop by the Alternatives to Violence Project Friday 1:30 - 3pm; Student Center
Peace & Justice Week began as a goal of the UCI student club, Students for Global Peacebuilding (SGP), to bring peace awareness to the campus and to inspire individuals to work towards a better today.   Please join UCI's Students for Global Peacebuilding (SGP) and supporting organizations:facebook.com/events/155722545069997 Questions? Contact: sgpatuci@gmail.com More info on: https://peaceweek.weebly.com/ You can also follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @sgpeaceuci

Jan 24 Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm, Garden Grove: Campaign Kick-Off for Mark Anthony Paredes Garden Grove City Council (District 4) @ 102 Cafe, 12908 Main St.
Please join us in celebrating and supporting Mark Anthony Paredes' candidacy to represent us on the Garden Grove City Council District 4.   Thank you to our event host committee members:   Walter Muneton, Trustee - Garden Grove Unified School District ° Dr. Jeanette Burns, Vice Chair - Democratic Party of Orange County ° Claudia Figueroa, Library Trustee - City of Anaheim ° Luis Aleman, Latinx Young Democrats of Orange County   Suggested Contributions:   Champion $1,000 | Sponsor $500 | Host $200 | Supporter $100 | Friend $50   Make checks payable to: Mark Anthony Paredes for Garden Grove City Council 2018   Mail to: Mark Anthony Paredes For Garden Grove City Council   P.O. Box 6622 Santa Ana, CA 92706   Contribute online today: https://donorbox.org/mark-anthony-paredes-for-garden-grove-city-council-2018

new Jan 24 Wednesday 6-8pm, Irvine: >National Women's Political Caucus - OC: Meet the Women Running for Congress @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View,
JOIN NWPC OC and help us help the Women Running for Office! If we are to achieve parity in our lifetime, we need you to join the movement!   Confirmed Candidates:   CD 38: Congresswoman Linda Sanchez   CD 39: Dr. Mai Khanh Tran   CD 45: Katie Porter   CD 48: Laura Oatman   CD 48: Rachel Payne   CD 49: Supriya Christopher   CD 49: Sara Jacobs   CD 49: Christina Prejean   Ticket includes heavy hor d'oeuvres.   Tickets: $5.00 Members | $10 Non-Members   $75 Membership & Ticket

new Jan 24 Wednesday 6:30-9pm, Costa Mesa: Banning Ranch Conservancy Board Meeting @ Mesa Verde United Methodist Church, 1701 W Mesa Verde Dr
It's a new year! 2018 will be a very busy one for Banning Ranch and the Conservancy needs much help in its effort to preserve, acquire, conserve and manage the entire Banning Ranch as a permanent public open space, park, and coastal nature preserve.

Jan 24 Wednesday 7-9pm, Diamond Bar: The 39th Congressional District Candidate Forum! @ Diamond Bar Community Center, 1600 Grand Ave.
The Public is encouraged to attend an informative evening with candidates running for the House of Representatives 39th Congressional District. This event is sponsored by the non-partisan League of Women Voters. Doors will open at 630 PM sharp and questions will be received from the audience via note cards and asked of each candidate present. All candidates including the incumbent have been invited, regardless of political affiliation.   The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.   Contact Telephone: (909) 624-9457   Mail: League of Women Voters of the Claremont Area   P.O. Box 1532   Claremont CA 91711   or email   league@claremont.ca.lwvnet .org http://www.claremont.ca.lwvnet.org/

new Jan 25 Thursday 4-7pm, Anaheim: Protest officer who fired at teens @ 1600 block of West Palais Road
Prosecutors said Wednesday they would not charge the off-duty Los Angeles police officer who fired his gun during a confrontation with a group of teenagers last year in Anaheim, a videotaped clash that quickly went viral and prompted days of protests in the suburban neighborhood. We say charge the Officer. Bring signs and noisemakers to demand justice. http://facebook.com/events/532672893766324

Jan 25 Thursday 7-9pm, Irvine: People for Housing Monthly Meeting of the Irvine Chapter of People for Housing. Our focus in this meeting will be forging alliances with other groups who care about affordable housing in Irvine, formulating advocacy techniques, and discussing how to talk with our neighbors about housing.   private residence; please RSVP for directions https://www.facebook.com/events/149563382352181/

Jan 27 Saturday 8:30am-12:30pm, Irvine: 2018 League of Women Voters League of Women Voters US Program Planning @ Irvine Ranch Water District, 15600 Sand Canyon Ave
This is your opportunity to make your voice heard through the Program Planning process. You vote because you care about our political future; now you need to make your voice heard about what you want the national and the local League's future to be.   A strong program planning process leads directly to the Convention, June 28 - July 1, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. LWV US board members carefully consider the input from League members, like us, as they formulate the recommended program for the future LWV US.

Jan 27 Saturday 4pm, Costa Mesa: Meet and Greet with Hans Keirstead
Hans Keirstead is a candidate in the 48th Congressional District. He will talk about his campaign and platform and take questions. For the address, please RSVP to Anita: Anita@hansforca.com.

new Jan 27 Saturday 5-8pm, Santa Ana: Woman's Day Fundraiser @ Community Garden, 708 N Garfield
This Fundraiser Art & Dinner for the 8th International Women's Day Festival will include food, a tasty vegan soup, drinks, hot chocolate, and art pieces by local artists will be raffled off from 6 to 8 pm. Enjoy live music at 7pm by Calle4 Cumbia Electric. Donations will support the group's workshops.

Jan 28 Sunday 9:30am-2:30pm, Santa Ana: AORTA workshop: Fighting the Systems - Desafiando la opresión en nuestras organizaciones @ El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N. Ross St.
Aqui les va la info del proximo taller de AORTA. va estar bueno!!! y comenzar el ano creciendo y aprendiendo! In this workshop we will develop shared language and a deeper analysis of how systemic oppression operates so that we can better understand how to transform ourselves and our organizations, workplaces, and communities. Together we will map what it looks like when systems like white supremacy/racism, patriarchy, classism, homo- and transphobia, ableism, etc. influence and affect our day-to-day interactions, as well as organizational operations and practices. We will leave with a more comprehensive and complicated understanding of these systems, as well as action steps and resources to make concrete changes and impacts

new Jan 28 Sunday 10am-11:15pm, Costa Mesa: Evolution Sunday @ Fairview Community Church, 2525 Fairview Rd.
Join Progressive Christians who refuse to check our brains at the door for Evolution Sunday as we celebrate science and faith! This year we are thrilled to welcome Ice Core scientist Melinda Nicewonger, PhD candidate at UCI. Her research has taken place in the South Pole as she studies climate change. Come learn from her and discover what we can do to promote awareness and protection of our earth.

Jan 28 Sunday 11:30am-2:30pm, Irvine: Moms Demand Action 5 Year Anniversary Event @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Come join OC Moms Demand Action as we mark our 5-year anniversary as an organization and learn about our victories and exciting plans to take action in 2018. Note: You can only enter the Duck Club off of Campus Drive. Gates block the entrance off of Michelson Drive. Please see map in the comments section.   RSVP in this link:   https://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/7611/signup/

Jan 28 Sunday 3:30pm, Fountain Valley: OC Peace Coalition Presents Peacemaker of the Year Celebrating Community Peace Activists @ Claim Jumper Restaurants, 18050 Brookhurst Street
Honoring great peacemakers in OC:   Felicity Figueroa   Dean Inada   Lucille Martin   Lisa Pedersen   Mohammed Aly   Veterans for Peace   includes light dinner, soft drinks, auction   Everyone is welcome - spread the word. $30 Donation Best to RSVP Contact: Pat at 562-833-8035 mfsooc@earthlink.net Ed 714-317-3969 esewolfie@gmail.com Mail checks to 775 Havana Ave., Long Beach, CA. 90804

new Jan 28 Sunday 4:30-6:30pm, Irvine: Together We Will: Monthly Meeting @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Focus will be on members' thoughts and ideas on what they would like to see from TWW OC in 2018! Our January meeting will be an open discussion of our mission and goals going forward in 2018. If you would like to get involved in leadership, or would like to contribute your ideas on what goals we should set, please attend. If you can not, please feel free to post in the comments on Facebook page here.

new Jan 29 Monday 9am-9pm, Anaheim: Demonstration Against Inhumane Eviction of the Homeless Riverbed Community @ Camp Hope, 1726 W Katella
Please join in the demonstration against the OC Board of Supervisors' malicious and financially irresponsible decision to evict the riverbed homeless community with no place to go. Bring your signs and voices.

new Jan 29 Monday 4pm, Anaheim: The People's Homeless Task Force @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Ahaneim, 511 S Harbor Blvd
Event purpose is public comment preparation for upcoming Anaheim City Council meeting.

Jan 29 Monday 6-8:30pm, Irvine: Racial Bias in America: How Did We Get Here and Why are We Stuck @ UC Irvine Student Center, A, 311 W Peltason, Pacific Ballroom ABC
Do you know the true history of race in the United States? Join the community at UCI to explore strategies for addressing racial bias in America with foremost expert from the ACLU, Deputy Jeffery Robinson, deputy legal director and the director of the ACLU Trone Center for Justice and Equality. A native of Tennessee who marched as a youth with the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., Attorney Robinson has gained national prominence for over three decades of work in trial law. His legal opinions have spanned issues related to police-involved shootings and the legacy of Confederate symbols in the contemporary United States. He was a founding member of the John Adams Project, an effort enabling him to defend rights of a Guantanamo Bay detainee charged in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.The UCI presentation is free and open to the public. Attorney Robinson presents via multi-media and through concluding Question and Answer dialogue a history of race in America, its impact in the criminal justice system and in everyday practices, and strategies to address change through institutional and individual actions. Tickets here.

new Jan 30 Tuesday 10am-noon, Fountain Valley: OC Clergy & Laity United For Economic Justice: community gathering @ Congregation B'nai Tzedek, 9669 Talbert Ave,
Join us for our first Gathering of the year!  We look forward to a time of conversation about the economic justice issues that our communities are facing. With the power of faith, hope, and solidarity we can achieve transformation in our communities.   As a distinguished faith and community leader, please join us in our efforts to break down barriers, and to further expand economic opportunity for all.   If you plan on attending, please RSVP to:   iarellano@cluejustice.org   Light refreshments will be provided.   #CLUEJustice #SacredRESISTANCE

new Jan 30 Tuesday 1-2pm, Huntington Beach: Indivisible OC 48: Tuesdays Without Dana @ on the corner of Orange and Main
Join us as we hold Dana Rohrabacher accountable every week at his office about the issue of the day! Come join us and bring a friend.   Stay up to date on all of our events, demonstrations and actions by   Joining Amplify and getting text alerts!   a. get your mobile phone, and go to getamplify.org/install   b. Create an account   c.Enter code 431-831-000   d.Call Your representatives in the app and make your voice heard!   Join our text alerts to stay up to date about Events!   Text "Indivisible" to the number 84483 on your mobile phone to receive text alerts about upcoming events and pertinent updates.

new Jan 30 Tuesday 6-7:30pm, Anaheim: People's Coalition Presents: Truth About the Death Penalty @ UUCA - Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S Harbor Blvd,
How does prosecutorial misconduct impact the decisions on the death penalty in Orange County?   We will discuss this question and more.  We will hear legal professionals and experts engage in discussions on capital punishment and whats at stake in Orange County.   This presentation is part of the Meet Your DA Educational Campaign, an initiative to make clear the power of District Attorneys, their role in the issues we care about most, and what you can do in your community.   District Attorneys are among the most powerful elected officials in government.   The decisions they make every day, on criminal charges, jail, and prison sentences impact the lives of millions of people and their families. District Attorneys alone decide who is deserving of a jail or prison sentence and who will instead be routed to a diversion program to help rebuild their life, or have charges dismissed.

new Jan 30 Tuesday 6:30-9pm, Irvine: Local Climate Action Panel: How Southern California Can Act Now @ UCI A311, Student Center Pacific Ballroom C
Join us for an interactive panel to learn how active members in academia and business are taking action and finding solutions to climate change.   Reception to follow.   6:30-7:00 Art Gallery   7:00-8:30 Panel   8:30-9:00 Reception   We are looking for your artwork to display at our Climate Action Panel! See pinned post below. Submissions due January 25th

new Jan 30 Tuesday 7-9pm, Irvine: Lynn Einarsson Woods: Transformational Political Conversations @ School of Multidimensional Healing, 18271 McDurmott West Suite H
As activists it's important to be able to stay engaged and balanced during conversations about important issues facing our country. Yet discussing politics often leads to high emotions and a sense of talking "at" rather than "with" one another. Join the Courage Campaign this month as we host professional certified coach Nina Simonds, who has expertise in relationships, emotional intelligence and conflict management. Nina will share the three C's of being effective in challenging conversations (staying calm, curious and connected) and offer two tools for staying engaged when talking to others about issues that matter. We will also have time to practice and a conversation about applying the tools to help create more dialogue with others.   RSVP to Lynn Woods, lynnwoods321@gmail.comAdditional info: facebook.com/events/1225859664217664

new Jan 31 Wednesday 6-8pm, Corona Del Mar: Dr. Hans Keirstead for Congressal: Meet and Greet
Join us for a meet and greet in Corona Del Mar! We'll have refreshments and great conversation.   RSVP to Anita: anita@hansforca.com Email: anita@hansfo rca.com to RSVP for the location

new Jan 31 Wednesday 6-8pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Dem Club @ Costa Mesa Senior Conference Center, 695 W 19th St,
We will have guests Cottie Petrie-Norris, candidate for state senate, and Flo Martin from the city's bikeability committee. We'll report on the DPOC pre-endorsement conference, the club's Straw Poll we are working on with other Democratic clubs for the US congressional seat.

new Jan 31 Wednesday 6pm, Irvine: Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter General Meeting @ 9 Sundset River
Please bring potluck snack food. Agenda includes: intros, your take on 2017 plus many other topics, reports and action items. For more info, contact Dr Bill Honigman 949-246-6283, @DrBillH, Progressive Democrats of America (PDAmerica); www.pdamerica.org, @pdamerica


FEBRUARY

new Feb 1 Thursday 6-8:30pm, Newport Beach: Voice of OC: Op Ed Training @ Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 N Harbor Blvd
OP/ED training is one of several sessions provided to educate the public on areas of civic engagement. The OP/ED training includes: an overview of the importance of community members expressing their opinions in civil public arenas, how to select and structure an editorial, and how to get it published and shared on social media. 6:00pm - 7:00pm - Optional Dinner and Conversation; 7:00pm to 8:30pm - Meeting. Voice of OC is the county's nonprofit newsroom. For more about Voice of OC, visit voiceofoc.org

Feb 1 Thursday 6:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC - Meet the candidate 34th. SD @ Greenbrook Clubhouse, 18222 Santa Joanana
Gerrie Schipske is running to bring open and ethical leadership to Sacramento. She is a healthcare and ethics attorney and educator, served on the Long Beach city council for 8 years, and was named by the Obama Whitehouse as a "Champion of Change for Open Government."

new Feb 1 Thursday 7-9pm, Whittier: Whittier Peace Free Film Night: Bicycle Revolution @ St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave
"Bicycle Revolution" documents the experience of 15 students in a one-of-a-kind college course that takes place entirely on bicycles. Together the students explore a question on every young person's mind these days: Is meaningful social change possible? In their search for answers, they meet with mayors, city council members, community activists and city staff who are on the front lines of struggles to make sustainability a reality. Whittier Area Peace & Justice Coalition Info 562-587-6270 or 562-233-8579 http://whittierpeace.org. Park on Washington (additional parking behind church). N/E corner of Wardman St. & Washington Ave. Washington Ave (not Blvd) runs north and south two short blocks east of Greenleaf. Walk through the second gate n. of Wardman. Co-directed by Dr. Paul Steinberg of Harvey Mudd College and Kevin Foxe.

new Feb 1 Thursday 7-9pm, Costa Mesa: Andrea Marr, Costa Mesa City Council Candidate Fundraiser @ Anne's Boutique Wines, 270 E 17th St, Ste #14
An evening of wine and community to support Andrea Marr's candidacy, District 3. Recommended donation is $35, collected at the door.

Feb 1 Thursday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: QTPOC Social Gathering @ 950 W 17th St., Suite F
Come meet and socialize with other queer & trans people of color. Bring a dish to share if you can or just come and enjoy some company! Light food, games, & convo topics provided!

new Feb 2 Friday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: LGBTQ + Allies Respond to the Murder of Blaze Bernstein @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th
This meeting is an opportunity for the LGBTQ community and our allies to respond to the murder of Blaze Bernstein. In the afternoon of 2/2, the arraignment for Sam Woodward will be held at Orange County Superior Court. At that time we will all find out whether or not he will be tried for committing a hate crime. We believe that Blaze was murdered because he is Gay and Jewish. In this meeting we will take some time to grieve. We will also discuss how we think we should respond to prevent this kind of violence from happening again in Orange County. Don Han from Orange County Community Relations will be there to help us understand how something is identified and prosecuted as a hate crime. The timing of this event may not be convenient for everyone. You are welcome to come late if necessary.The LGBT Center OC’s Center on 4th (Co4) is located on 4th street between French and Spurgeon, above the Frida Cinema and adjacent to Native Son Alehouse. There are parking meters on 4th street and there is a pay lot just behind the building on 5th Street between Bush and French. If you park in that lot, go left after going through the toll booth and drive up to the 3rd floor. Park at the end of the 3rd floor - before you get to the roof - French St. will be right below you. There is a door from the parking lot right onto the balcony next to Co4. The entrance is on the front side.

new Feb 3 Saturday 9:30am-noon, Irvine: League of Women Voters: Civil Discourse Facilitator Training @ Back Bay Conference Center, 3415 Michelson Dr
There is a growing interest here in Orange County (and throughout the country) in people learning how to have civil discussions on issues that matter - with people of differing viewpoints. Therefore, the League of Women Voters will be hosting civil discourse events this year. For these events, we need people to act as facilitators for these discussions.  A training will be held for potential facilitators; this training is open to anyone. A continental breakfast will be provided.  Materials: A facilitator's guide will be provided. Cost: There is NO cost, although donations will be appreciated. RSVP: Space is limited so it is critical that you RSVP by Wednesday to sign up to Petti Van Rekom petti.vanrekom@petti.com; 949/370-8772.

new Feb 3,4,10,11 Saturday/Sunday 9:30am, Garden Grove: Welead OC Campaign Candidate Training @ Offices of UNITE HERE! Local 11, 13252 Garden Grove Blvd, Ste 200
Welead OC's 2018 Winter Candidate and Political Training for Orange County's Progressive Democratic Women spans two weekends for a total of 4 days.  Six camapign topics will be covered 1) Women and Politics/Becoming a Candidate; 2) Setting up a Camapign; 3) Developing a Message/Telling your Story; 4) Communication/Social Media; 5) Raising Money; 6) Developing a Field Campaign/Recruiting/Retaining Volunteers. Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of one of our donors, Welead OC has an unlimited number of Scholarships available to Orange County Progressive Democratic Women interested in running for local office. There will be no charge for the two weekend candidate/political training program until all of our scholarships are filled. To apply, email Karen Hinks - hinkskaren@gmail.com.   Welead OC's training spans two weekends for a total of 4 days--- 6 camapign topics will be covered --- 1) Women and Politics/Becoming a Candidate; 2) Setting up a Camapign; 3) Developing a Message/Telling your Story; 4) Communication/Social Media; 5) Raising Money; 6) Developing a Field Campaign/Recruiting/Retaining Volunteers

new Feb 3 Saturday 10am-noon, Laguna Beach: Join Hands to Oppose New Offshore Oil @ Main Beach and Pacific Coast Hwy
Indivisible OC 48, Oceana, Surfrider Foundation, Sierra Club, Orange County Coastkeeper, Project O, and NRDC - Los Angeles! are organizing to show strong, unified opposition to new offshore oil and gas drilling off the California Coastline!Background: On Jan 4, 2018 the Trump Administration released a draft plan that proposes opening up almost the entire U.S. coast to oil and gas drilling. The proposal would open up areas of the California coast that have been off-limits for over two decades. The Bureau Of Ocean & Energy Management (BOEM) has scheduled only one public hearing on Feb 8 in Sacramento, far away from the coastline. This event opposing The Trump Administration's Executive Order will send a clear message: Californians DO NOT want new offshore oil and gas drilling! Event will include special guest speakers, local celebrities, action opportunities, petitions, hands across the sand visual event, live music. Park in the Act 5 parking lot in Laguna Canyon or take any of the convenient trolleys that are set up to bring people into downtown Laguna. Find info here: www.visitlagunabeach.com/plan/transportation/trolley/   Volunteers needed. Additional Details on location and more to be posted, please check back!

new Feb 3 Saturday 10am, Santa Ana: OC Peace Coalition: Meeting to Plan Tijuana Trip @ Law Office of Frank Barbaro: 1111 N Broadway
Meeting will focus on plans for deported veterans trip scheduled for Feb 9 and 10. Regular meeting is the 2nd Sat and date change for this meeting is due to the trip. We had a very successful Peacemaker of the Year event Jan 28. Dust off your passport if you can join us. We will be discussing the trip, debriefing the Peacemaker event and making plans to rev up the Poor People’s Campaign in the OC. If you know someone who would like to join us, please invite them.

new Feb 3 Saturday 10am-4pm, Santa Ana: Building Power through Grassroots Political Organizing Part 1 @ Latino Health Access, 450 W 4th St
Mijente, Santa Ana Building Healthy Communities Leadership Institute and Chispa present this four part series which  will amplify the work of grassroots organizing by providing skills to engage in electoral organizing. This training will provide an introduction on the use of 501(c)(4) organizations to directly impact local elections as well as provide an understanding of the different roles 501(c)(3)s and 501(c)(4)s can play during elections.

new Feb 3 Saturday 1-3pm, San Clemente: San Onofre Nuclear Waste Community Involvement Meeting @ Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley, 1201 Puerta del Sol
Get the facts about toxic waste at San Onofre! If Southern California Edison gets its way, it will bury more than three million pounds of deadly radioactive waste 108 feet from the crashing surf at San Onofre in thin-walled nuclear trash cans. The radiation inside the steel cans is deadly to all life for at least 250,000 years, but the cans are only guaranteed to last 25-years. Join us, and get the facts about toxic nuclear waste from the non-partisan public advocates at Public Watchdogs. It is critical we are all made aware and informed on this very important topic. So we can help to create a better and more sustainable plan for the future. Please visit these links/pages for more information. Or call (949) 662-7419 for details. www.publicwatchdogs.org ; facebook.com/sanonofrenuclearemergency/; www.sanonofresafety.org

new Feb 3 Saturday 6-8pm, Newport Beach: The Future is Female @ G Galerie, 504 30th St. Cannery Village
Join Laura Oatman, Arlis Reynolds (Candidate, Costa Mesa City Council), and Andrea Marr (Candidate, Costa Mesa City Council), for a casual, fun meet/greet event in Cannery Village, Newport Beach. Enjoy a glass of wine, snacks, and great conversation, and get to know three of the amazing women running for office here in District 48. Donations for all 3 candidates are optional, but welcome!

new Feb 3 Saturday 7-10pm, Irvine : Bowling with Democratic Socialists of America OC @ Irvine Lanes, 3415 Michelson Dr
Join DSA-OC for a night of bowling and socialist socializing. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/dsaorangecounty/.

new Feb 4 Sunday 11am, Irvine: Know Your Rights Workshop @ El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N. Ross St.
Knowing what to do when we assert our rights as a worker in case of wage theft or reprisals from the migra at work. Info: (714)845-7501 http://facebook.com/events/145616902793982/

new Feb 4 Sunday noon-4pm, Anaheim: The Really Really Free Market @ 1151 N. La Palma Pkwy.
Please read if you are new to the RRFM   **Bring stuff you don't need/want anymore!   **And get stuff you do need/want!   If you don't have anything to share you are still welcome to take anything you like (: Additional Info: facebook.com/events/882849068554990

Feb 4 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: OC Green Party meeting - Mike Feinstein, Sec. of State Cadidate @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
A former mayor of Santa Monica, Mike Feinstein is running on a platform of electoral reform, advocating the adoption of ranked choice voting, proportional representation, contribution spending limits, and improved integrity of the elections process. Mr. Feinstein is a longtime Green Party activist on the local, state, national and international levels. Meeting is free, non-Greens welcome.

new Feb 4 Sunday 4-6pm, Irvine: Meet & Greet with Farrah Khan, Candidate for Irvine City Council @ 32 Urey Ct
Ask questions, discuss issues. Light refreshments will be served. For more info, email liucather@gmail.com. No RSVP needed.

new Feb 5 Monday 6:30-8pm, Irvine: Town Hall with Dave Min, Candidate CD45 @ School of Multidimensional Healing, 18271 McDurmott West Ste H
It is simply unbelievable that our Congressional representative Mimi Walters continues to refuse to hold even one in-person town hall. As Donald Trump, Paul Ryan and their allies continue their assault on our democratic institutions and the basic values that Americans have always upheld, Rep. Walters has chosen to vote in lockstep with the Trump/Ryan agenda, and to hide this record by refusing to engage with her constituents. She's forgotten the first rule of our democracy -- that as our elected representative, she works for us. To send a message to Rep. Walters, Paul Ryan, and the rest of Donald Trump's friends in Congress, CD45 voters are invited to hear from candidate Dave Min, candidate for 45th Congressional District, who will take questions and talk about the issues that matter to folks in our district.

Feb 6 Tuesday 2-3:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Active Transportation Network - AHOC @ OneOC, 1901 East 4th. Street # 100
Welcome and Introductions (10 min)   2:10pm-2:40pm Presentation and Discussion (30 min)   Alan Thompson, SCAG   Bike and Pedestrian Safety Targets   2:40pm-3:25pm OC ATN Updates (45 min)   Paul Martin, OCTA OC Active Update (15 min)   Recap/Debrief AHOC events: OC SB 1000 Convening (10 min)   Demi Espinoza, ATP Cycle 4 Update (20 min)   3:25pm Announcements (5 min)   Events and Partner Updates   3:30pm Adjourn   For more information please contact chairperson Demi at demi@saferoutespartnership .org or you can contact AHOC at michele@ochealthalliance.org.

new Feb 7 Wednesday 7-9:30pm, Costa Mesa: Indivisible OC 48's 8th District Congressional Debate Series: Women's Issue @ Orange Coast Community College, 2701 Fairview Road
2018 is going to be a big year! With the primary election in June and ample candidates to research into and ultimately choose from, Indivisible OC 48 our partners Will be hosting the 48th District Congressional Debate Series. Starting in February, we will host four topical debates with five candidates (to be determined based on their Voter Support Score) to hear where each candidate stands on the issues that are important to the District.   For Women's Issue, this debate will allow constituents to question the top five candidates on issues of platform, and policy on a variety of women's issues including women's health, the wage and achievement gap, sexual harassment the #MeToo Movement.   Women's Issue is being hosted by The Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood Orange & San Bernadino Counties, Women for American Values and Ethics (WAVE) and Indivisible OC 48!   Don't miss the first of this exciting debate series! All tickets to this event are free, but if you like the work we're doing and would like to support us, please feel free reserve one of our "Champion" Tickets, and donate the amount of your choosing.   #48Debate #TheGreat48Debate #SheIsTheSpark

new Feb 8 Thursday 8am-3pm, Anaheim: Association of California School Administrators: Making Schools Better for LGBT Students @ Anaheim ESD, Key Campus, 2000 W Ball Rd
Professional Learning Purpose: Equip School Leaders with the knowledge, skills, and tools, to ensure LGBT students are educated in a safe and inclusive environment, free from bias, harassment and discrimination and to better serve at-risk LGBT students. Outcomes: Become familiar with sexual orientation and gender definitions, terms and transitions.Understand research and data related to LGBT youth and their families.Learn about current laws and their application in schools; Share best practices for creating safe and welcoming school climates through LGBT policies and procedures; Learn tools for protecting LGBTQ students from bullying and violence; Support transitioning youth, employees or parents in the school community;vLead staff in LGBT youth initiatives and professional development. More info here.

new Feb 8 Thursday 5-8pm, Irvine: Reproductive Justice Initiative and LGBTQA Film Festival: Breaking Out of the Social Closet @ Irvine School of Law, EDU 1111, 401 E Peltason
The Reproductive Justice Initiative's film series engages growing up trans, violence against the LGBTQA community, race and homosexuality, and vulnerabilities to mass incarceration, homelessness, and poverty. Talkback sessions with artists, parents, experts, and the community. The film "Political Animals" tells the story of the civil rights struggle of this century - the gay rights movement - through the eyes of four elected women, a group often left out of gay histories until now. Emotionally charged like its subjects, the film follows four ground-breaking lesbians who took the fight for the causes most personal to them and their communities off the streets and into the halls of government. RSVP here. Sponsored by the UCI Law Reproductive Justice Initiative, LGBT Center OC, UCI W-HUB (Womxn's Center). Light refreshments will be provided.

new Feb 8 Thursday 6-9pm, Tustin: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice: Architects for Justice 2018 @ Temple Beth Sholom, 2625 N Tustin
Architects of Justice is CLUE's way of honoring and lifting the work of CLUE faith leaders in Orange County. At a time when our ability to accompany workers and their families, people of color, immigrants, and those of persecuted faiths is uniquely challenged, these leaders are at the forefront of our struggle toward a just and sacred society.   For our third annual Architects of Justice celebration, labor leader Maria Elena Durazo will serve as keynote speaker, and honorees include Rabbi Stephen J. Einstein of Congregation B'nai Tzedek; community leader Mirvette Judeh; and Juana Melara and Sandra Pezqueda of Unite HERE, who were honored as silence breakers of the #MeToo movement in Time Magazine's People of the Year issue. Reserve your ticket here.

Feb 8 Thursday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: Resilience Rising: Defend the Sacred 2nd Annual Gala @ 1029 E. 4th St.
Our gala is inspired and informed by the current movements that are defending and uplifting what is sacred: land, water, community and voices. Please find more information about our gala a http://resilienceoc.org/resilience-rising-defend-sacred/

new Feb 9 Friday 7-9:30pm, Costa Mesa: 48th District Congressional Debate Series: Women's Issues @ Orange Coast Community College, 2701 Fairview Road
2018 is going to be a big year! With the primary election in June and ample candidates to research into and ultimately choose from, Indivisible OC 48 our partners Will be hosting the 48th District Congressional Debate Series. Starting in February, we will host four topical debates with five candidates (to be determined based on their Voter Support Score) to hear where each candidate stands on the issues that are important to the District.   For Women's Issue, this debate will allow constituents to question the top five candidates on issues of platform, and policy on a variety of women's issues including women's health, the wage and achievement gap, sexual harrassment and the #MeToo Movement.Additional info: https://facebook.com/events/1974770942760889

new Feb 10 Saturday 9:30am-1:30pm, Fullerton: Precinct Walk to #ResistTheRecall @ Friends of Josh Newman Opposed to the Recall, 153 N Raymond Ave
It's official: Election Day is June 5.  Our goal as Friends of Josh Newman is to turn out everyone we can to #VoteNoOnTheRecall on primary day. You can support this effort to help us get there. In 2016, the  community chose Josh. Now, it's on us to #ResistTheRecall and protect that vote. Food and drink will be provided.

new Feb 10 Saturday 11am-noon, Irvine: TrumpTax Teach-In with Rep. Mark Takano @ Multipurpose Room, Las Lomas Park, 10 Federation Way
Rep. Mark Takano has graciously offered to host a "teach-in" to bring information about the TrumpTax direct from the Capitol to OC residents! Background: Congress has passed the #TrumpTax plan, increasing taxes for 92 million middle-class families, raising health care premiums, and threatening life-saving programs — all to give massive tax breaks to millionaires, billionaires, and wealthy corporations. Learn more about how the TrumpTax will hurt working families and rig the system even more in favor of millionaires and corporations already making record profits. Note: only those with Eventbrite ticket will be let in. Register for ticket here. Disclaimer: This event is a private reservation and is not   endorsed or sponsored by the City of Irvine. Disclaimer: By choosing to attend this event, you are committing to participate non-violently and in accordance with the law, to work to de-escalate confrontations with others, and to obey the orders of authorized event marshals and of law enforcement. You also acknowledge that you are solely responsible for any injury or damage to your person or property resulting from or occurring during this event, and that you release all event sponsors and organizers (and their officers, directors, employees, and agents) from any liability for that injury or damage.

Feb 10 Saturday 1-3pm, Buena Park: Kickoff for Connor Traut City Council Campaign @ Traut Residence, 7661 Silver St
Kickoff incudes afternoon BBQ. For more information from the official invitation, clickhere. To RSVP, email me back at Connor@TrautGroup.com. Suggested donation is $99 per person, $150 per couple, $500 to be an event sponsor, $1,000 to be an event host, or $2500 to be a campaign sponsor! If you cannot make it but still wish to contribute, checks written to "Traut for City Council" can be sent to 7661 Silver St, Buena Park 90620, or to support online, visit ConnorTraut.com/donate.

new Feb 10 Saturday 4-6pm, Santa Ana: Meet & Greet with Tony Thurmond for State Supt. of Public Instruction
Address provided upon RSVP at tonythurmond.com/ocdems The Democratic Party of Orange County will host Tony Thurmond to discuss the state of public education in California and his campaign for State Superintendent of Public Instruction.   Address provided upon RSVP at tonythurmond.com/ocdems. Questions? Contact Farrah Khan, farrah@ocdemocrats.org. Tony Thurmond has been a lifelong advocate for youth and families. Learn more about Tony and his plan at www.tonythurmond.com.

new Feb 10 Saturday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: Democratic Socialists of America OC reading group: Mexican Anarchism @ The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, 2783 N. Main St.
Anarchism isn't only a political philosophy that was born and lived in Europe and North America, it also spread around the globe to East Asia, Africa, the Middle East, India, and, for the focus of this reading group, Mexico. The history of Anarchism in Mexico is one as long as Anarchism in the US, but its heyday was the lead up to, and duration of, the Mexican Revolution.   We'll first look at an article on what anarchism as an ideology is and is not. http://www.spunk.org/ texts/intro/sp001550.html   Then move onto the role Anarchism played before and during the Revolution. http://libcom.org/history/ mexican-revolution-0   Finally, we'll look at some of the mistakes made and how to prevent them from being made again. http://libcom.org/history/ grave-error-mexican-syndica lists

new Feb 11 Sunday 1-5pm, Fountain Valley: Stand Up OC - Blue Wave Canvass & Refreshments @ Green Valley Recreation Assn., 10739 Los Jardines W.
Ride the Blue Wave. Please join to knock on fellow Democrats' doors as we Flip the OC 2018. 1:00p Check in, Training & Assignments. 1:30p Canvass. 3:30p Food & Debrief. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing and bring sunscreen and a hat.   Please sign up using the following link:   www.volunteersignup.org/JAHM8

new Feb 12 Monday 6:30-8:15pm, Laguan Niguel: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club: Meet Senate Candidate Pat Harris @ 27802 E Lazo
Harris has entered the 2018 Senate race as a Progressive Democrat who supports a single-payer healthcare system, raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour, and reforming the criminal justice system. He strongly believes that dark money and corporate donations have ruined the democratic process. He has pledged to only take donations from individuals. For more about his campaign, visit https://patharrisforsenate.com/

new Feb 12 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Newport Beach: Imagine Action OC: If you are not at the table, you are on the menu! @ Coastal Community Park Clubhouse, 6700 Ridge Park Rd
Keynote speaker, Beth Krom, former Mayor and City Council member of Irvine and Congressional candidate, will open the session with: "If you are not at the table, you are on the menu!" She will be followed by Mohammed Aly, J.D., Director of OC Poverty Alleviation Coalition with an update on the homeless situation in OC and what we can do about it.   We'll then present these incredible candidates "down ballot:" Cottie Petrie-Norris running for CA State Assembly, AD74; City Council Candidates: Joy Brenner for Newport Beach, District 6; Arlis Reynolds for Costa Mesa, District 5; Andrea Marr for Costa Mesa, District 3. We'll close our session with an update on our canvassing and voter registration successes. This is a meeting you will want to attend!

Feb 12 Monday 6:30, Fullerton: Indivisible CA 39: Member's Meeting @ Fullerton Community Center, 340 W Commonwealth
This is a general meeting for all members. Details TBD. Doors open at 6:30pm. A $5 donation to help pay for the cost of the Community Center room is appreciated.

new Feb 15 Thursday 6-8pm, Huntington Beach: Laura Oatman Fundraiser with guest speaker Marianne Williamson @ UFCW 324, 8530 Stanton Ave.
Tired of politics as usual? Tired of the craziness on the news, and even the craziness going on now (already!) with some of our local races? Join me alongside Marianne Williamson in a private home, to listen instead to messages of hope, and love, and peace, and unity, for our community, for our country, for our planet. I'm not your typical wealthy candidate or politician, and this isn't politics as usual, but isn't it time for a refreshing change? Join us for this rare opportunity.   Space is limited - buy your tickets today!   Tickets:   $50 Friend   $100 Supporter   $1000 Sponsor   $2700 Co-Host   Purchase tickets here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/mw2.15.18

new Feb 15 Thursday 4:30-8pm, Buena Park: OC Labor Federation Candidate Academy @ UFCW 324, 8530 Stanton Ave.
The OCLF Candidate Academy is designed to familiarize candidates   with political and policy priorities for working families throughout Orange County.   Some of the topics will be covered will include:   Preserving Quality Public Education   Prevailing Wages & Project Labor Agreements   Contracting Out & Its Effect on the Local Economy   Healthcare in California   UCI Labor & Community Project Study: Cusp of Change   Organizing/Contract Campaigns   Space is limited, register online at https:// www.eventbrite.com/e/ candidate-academy-tickets-3 9707562388 Additional info:   facebook.com/events/145999069355740

new Feb 15 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Huntington Beach: Raising Trans & Gender Expansive Children @ Community United Methodist Church Huntington Beach, 6652 Heil Ave.
Raising Trans & Gender Expansive Children   WITH LOVE, UNDERSTANDING, AND SUPPORT   Come to learn Trans* 101, hear about the parenting journey, and get resources to support your family!   Presenters:   Sandra Cosio: Mother, Advocate   Kim Austin Ramsey: Mother, Advocate, Life Coach   Priya Shah: Mother, Advocate, Adjunct Professor of Gender Studies   This is a FREE event.   Everyone is welcome! Childcare will be provided.   Please RSVP to Sandy Cosio: transparentinglife@yahoo.com   Co-Sponsored by OC Equality Coalition (OCEC)

new Feb 15 Thursday 7-9pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC Action Night: How to Write a Ballot Initiative @ Sizzler, 1401 N. Harbor Blvd.
Ever wonder how all those ballot measures end up on your ballot? Ever wonder how you could change California law directly? Come to our How to Write a Ballot Initiative presentation as part of DNOC Actions Night! Presented by Andre Charles from College for All.

new Feb 16 Friday 4:30-6:30pm, Irvine: Gun Control Now Rally at Mimi Walters' Office @ 3333 Michelson Dr
Rally to show Mimi Walters that her constituents are disgusted by her continuing acceptance of gun lobbyist money at the expense of our children's safety. According to Washington Post, 150,000 students attending at least 170 primary or secondary schools have experienced a shooting on their campus since Columbine. Without legislative change, this problem will not go away! Instead of standing up for kids and families that are dealing with this, Mimi is actively co-sponsoring legislation that will make it easier to undermine the stricter gun laws we've passed as Californians. Show up and help us send a clear message - her position is wrong and it has terrible consequences. Facebook event page: facebook.com/events/373296173140092/ Bring signs with the names of shooting victims & against gun violence. We will have post-it notes so people can leave their notes on Mimi’s office door. We will also have Valentine's hearts that you can write a name on for Mimi. We will have a list of victims names from various mass shootings that will be read out loud at the rally.

new Feb 17 Saturday 8am-noon, Westminster: Little Saigon Tết Parade @ Bolsa Ave and Magnolia St
March with the Democratic Party of OC at the Little Saigon Tết Parade as we celebrate the Lunar New Year and Year of the Dog! How to find us: Floats will line up by order number, with more than 100 entries. We are in the middle, float #50, with a blue truck. Please wear blue and orange or red, white and blue. RSVP/Questions to: Diana Carey, DPOC Vice Chair, diana@ocdemocrats.org

new Feb 17 Saturday 10am-noon, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: What's the Deal with Single Payer? @ Carden Conservatory Elementary School, 5702 Clark Dr
You've heard of single-payer healthcare. You know it works in other countries. You may even know about the Healthy California Act (SB-562). But what are the political realities of getting this passed? What will it cost? And what are OC organizers doing to mobilize the public? We're bringing in Dr. Bill Honigman to help us answer these important questions. This is a free public event. Dr. Bill Honigman has been a practicing Emergency Room Physician in Orange County CA for over 30 years. He has been active in Democratic Party politics since his youth, and is currently an organizer for the grassroots group Progressive Democrats of America PDA, acting as California State Coordinator and Orange County Chapter Leader, and is a Coordinator for PDA's national Healthcare Human Rights Issue Organizing Team.The HB Huddle "What's the deal" series will highlight different progressive issues through a local lens, this is our first topic area...stay tuned for more! We meet the third Saturday of each month in Huntington Beach.

new Feb 17-18 Saturday 10am-7:30pm Sunday 9am-2pm, Los Angeles: Citizens' Climate Lobby SoCal Regional Conference @ 5154 State University Dr.
At Citizens' Climate Lobby, we build upon our shared values to empower each other to take meaningful action on climate. At our action packed conference, we'll celebrate the progress we’ve made over the past year and share strategies for gaining even more successes.   All tickets include vegan meals on Saturday and Sunday.  More info at: https://www.facebook.com/events/268651336975952/

new Feb 17 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church & State OC: Rabbi Peter Levi of the Anti-Defamation League @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Topic of Rabbi Levi's talk is The Need to Secure Justice and Fair Treatment for All. Anti-Semitic incidents are up 45% in the first three quarters of 2017 compared to 2016. He believes that the only solution to hate is education. In addition to covering incidents in CA, he will cover the Alt-Right and the fact that OC is a focus for hate groups. He has been involved in interfaith relations and fostering positive Jewish-Muslim relations. The event is open to the public, there is no charge to attend, no registration required and plenty of free parking. For more info, visit www.au-oc.org or email mail@au-oc.org or call 714/299-4551.

new Feb 17 Saturday 3-5pm, Anaheim: Justice for the Anaheim 3 / Hear their Stories / Show Support @ UUCA Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S Harbor
On Feb 27 2016 activists and community members decided that the Ku Klux Klan should not be allowed to spew their racist ideology in our neighborhoods. Dozens converged at Pearson Park, Anaheim and confronted the group to make it clear they were not welcome. The KKK responded by stabbing several anti-racist protestors with knives and other home-made weapons. The Anaheim police arrived hours after the rally was scheduled to start and decided that the victims of the stabbings should be handcuffed while raising the caution tape for one of the KKK perpetrators to go free. When three brave anti-racist fighters (Mark Liddell, Hugo Contreras and Nicole Schop) attempted to detain this violent criminal, they were arrested and held in jail for more than two days. Then, the “justice” system followed suit with the police and showed their allegiance to the Klan. The DA filed misdemeanor battery and resisting arrest charges against these three heroes while no charges were filed against any member of the KKK. An openly racist president, the Klan, and groups like them have been emboldened. Time and time again we have seen the police and the courts protect them. Just Jan. 24 an off-duty police officer who fired a gun during a dispute with teens in Anaheim was not charged. These 3 courageous fighters deserve to be celebrated, not prosecuted! Listen to their stories and learn how you can support Hugo Contreras (of the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica), Mark Liddell (of the First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles), and Nicole Schop, in their continuing struggle for justice. Contact Sarah Harper for more information: amapolaroja@gmail.com

new Feb 17 Saturday 4-6pm, Diamond Bar: Meet & Greet with Phil Janowicz, CD39
Ed Royce has announced his retirement so we are more fired up than ever! Join Phil and host Richard Stevens and bring ideas, questions, and concerns to discuss in a casual setting. Phil is a former chemistry professor at CSUF and is currently teaching at Fullerton Junior College. Visit facebook.com/events. Location: RSVP to RSVP@PhilForHouse.com for address.

Feb 18 Sunday 1:30-4pm, Santa Ana: Whose Streets? Film Screening @ The Frida Cinema, 305 E. 4th. St., Ste. 100
In partnership with The Frida Cinema, the OC Racial Justice Collaborative presents Whose Streets? This powerful film chronicles the events that took place in Ferguson, Missouri after an unarmed teenager named Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white policeman on August 9, 2014. Shown from the perspective of the residents of Ferguson, Whose Streets? reveals the untold story of what really happened in the days after Michael Brown's death. Tickets are $5.

new Feb 18 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine February Meeting: Michele Goodwin @ The Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
UCI Law Professor Michele Bratcher Goodwin will speak on Women's Rights in an Era of Pushback. A Q and A session will follow Professor Goodwin is a Chancellor's Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine with appointments at the School of Law, Program in Public Health, Department of Criminology, Law, & Society, Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Center for Psychology and Law. She is the founder and director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy at UC Irvine School of Law and its internationally acclaimed Reproductive Justice Initiative Professor Goodwin is one of the world's leading authorities on the regulation of medicine, science, and biotechnology. Her publications include five books and over 70 articles and book chapters on law's regulation of the human body, including civil and criminal regulation of pregnancy and reproduction.Professor Goodwin's scholarship defines new ways of thinking about supply, demand, and access to sophisticated medical technologies. Reviews of her work appear in the New England Journal of Medicine, Nature, Publisher's Weekly, Law and Politics Book Review, Book News, and the Library Journal, amongst other periodicals. Her editorials and commentaries appear in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Gene Watch, Christian Science Monitor, Politico, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Houston Chronicle, Chicago Sun Times, Washington Post, AlterNet and Forbes Magazine among others. She is a blogger for the Huffington Post and the Harvard Bill of Health.   Causes   Kid Friendly

Feb 18 Sunday 4:30-8pm, Buena Park: OC Labor Federation: Candidate Academy @ UFCW 324, 8530 Stanton Ave
The OCLF Candidate Academy is designed to familiarize candidates with political and policy priorities for working families throughout Orange County. Some of the topics will be covered will include: Preserving Quality Public Education; Prevailing Wages & Project Labor Agreements; Contracting Out & Its Effect on the Local Economy; Healthcare in California; UCI Labor & Community Project Study: Cusp of Change; Organizing/Contract Campaigns. Space is limited. Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/candidate-academy-tickets-39707562388 To be considered for endorsement by the Orange County Labor Federation, candidates must complete one academy session.

new Feb 19 Monday 3-5pm, Irvine: Rally for Gun Sense @ Worthy Park, 1831 17th St
Enough is enough! We need to show our elected officials, and the nation, that we will not accept one more gun death. Let's rally! Register here

new Feb 19 Monday 7pm, Newport Beach: Housing Is a Human Right: Collaboration and Execution @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim - UUCA, 511 S Harbor Blvd
Take part in our campaign to put a funding measure on the ballot for housing to end homelessness; strategize for rapid response to unfolding developments; increase our capacity for change through trainings. *To see the schedule for the meetings, refer to the calendar at our website: summerofthepeople.org At this meeting, Marisol Ramirez, from APD Chief's advisory board will discuss how we can work together on solving the issue of getting permanent housing for the homeless.

new Feb 20 Tuesday 1-2pm, Huntington Beach: Tuesdays Without Dana - Stand Against School Shootings! @ on the corner of Orange and Main
We are joining with our friends at Moms Demand Action Orange County to demand Dana stand up to keep our children safer with reasonable gun reform! This is the 18th shooting in the first 45 days of the year! We Deserve Better!   Join us as we hold Dana Rohrabacher accountable every week at his office about the issue of the day! Come join us and bring a friend.   Stay up to date on all of our events, demonstrations and actions by   Joining Amplify and getting text alerts! Additional info: facebook.com/events/169490130354225

new Feb 20 Tuesday 7pm, Aliso Viejo: Soka Univ Critical Conversations: Race, Justice and Mercy - Can They Coexist in America? @ Soka Univ, 1 University Dr
Event will feature Bryan Stevenson, acclaimed activist, public interest lawyer, and MacArthur "Genius Grant" Award recipient, and NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates will moderate. Referred to as "America's Nelson Mandela" by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Bryan Stevenson's relentless work fighting poverty and challenging racial discrimination in the criminal justice system has won him prestigious awards and transformative legal victories. He has also initiated major projects to educate communities about slavery, lynching, and racial segregation. He was named to the 2015 Time 100, which recognizes the world's most influential people, and in Fortune's 2016 and 2017 World's Greatest Leaders lists. He is the author of the award winning, New York Times bestseller, Just Mercy. In addition to founding and serving as executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, he is a professor at NYU School of Law. Karen Grigsy Bates is a correspondent for NPR's Code Switch team, based at NPR West, where she covers race and identity issues. She earned a BA from Wellesley College, and completed Yale School of Management's Executive Program. Tickets: $28 ($14 student/senior/active military families). Buy tickets here. Group tickets here.

new Feb 20 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Canyon Democrats: 49th Congressional Candidate Debate @ San Juan Hills High School, 29211 Vista Montana,
Please join the Democratic Women of South Orange County and the Canyon Democrats for a lively debate with the democratic candidates from the 49th Congressional District! We've partnered with the DWSOC to hold the debate in the heart of the 49th District here in South Orange County.   Tickets are $10 for Canyon Dems and DWSOC members and $15 for non-members. This venue is top-notch with comfy, theater-style seats and a great sound system. Please join us for what will surely be an exciting event!

new Feb 21 Wednesday 11:45am-1:30pm, Irvine: Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council: celebrate Black History Month @ Christ Our Redeemer AME Church, 45 Tesla
Join our Luncheon Meeting as we celebrate Black History Month. We will hear from Rev. Dr. Richard Rose of Christ Our Redeemer AME Church and Rev. Ivan S. Pitts from Second Baptist Church speak about the History of the Black Church and its connection to the people in Orange County   Please remember to RSVP for the $12 ticket, tickets at the door are $15. https://nmiinterfaithcouncil.org

new Feb 21 Wednesday 6-8pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club @ Marie Callender's, 31791 Del Obispo St.
Sign up on ActBlue https://secure.actblue.com/donate/socfeb2018   or by emailing murfcatt@gmail.com   The meeting is no cost to members, $5 cost for non-members,   if you would like dinner, dinner is $20 and there is a choice of 3 entrees. More info: facebook.com/events/919094611873306

new Feb 21 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Resilience OC: Expanding Sanctuary and Ensuring #DueProces4All @ Newsong Church, 1010 W 17th St,
Week 1: Resilience OC will review the movement that brought Sanctuary and Universal Representation to the City of Santa Ana - both items which help to ensure Due Process as a Right for all Santa Ana residents, regardless of immigration status.   The OC Rapid Response Network will host 9 Leadership Trainings that will give an overview of immigration issues including topics like health access, legal rights & advocacy, emergency family planning, protections for students on campus, workplace protections, and immigration enforcement. The 9 trainings will consist of readings, videos, lectures, discussions and panels. By attending one or all the sessions, participants will get a deeper understanding of the issues impacting immigrants in Orange County. Participants can build off this knowledge to work towards equity and justice in their communities, organizations, schools and workplaces. For more info: facebook.com/events/942643465911252

new Feb 22 Thursday 10am-2pm, Costa Mesa: Voter Registration Drive at Orange Coast College
Voter Registration Drives - Volunteer Signup: District CA-48 event, table voter registration. Recurring event. Sign-up for hotspot locations and shifts here. Shift one: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Shift two: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. After you sign-up, you will receive an email to confirm your shift. A day or two before your shift a field coordinator will text you with details. If you have any questions or voter registration location ideas, you can contact gofieldorgohome@gmail.com or call 323-546-4979. Web site https://www.volunteersignup.org/JMMPA/  Organizer: OC Organizing Crew.

new Feb 22 Thursday noon-2pm, Laguna Beach: Mimi Walters: No More Offshore Oil Rigs! @ Victoria Beach, Dumond Dr
Let's tell US Rep. Mimi Walters and US Rep. Dana Rohrabacher - don't destroy Victoria Beach, no more offshore oil rigs in California. Let's stop rubberstamp Reps. Mimi Walters and Dana Rohrabacher from supporting the Trump Administration's #infrastructurescam. "Mimi Walters of Orange County was among the 155 House members who signed onto a letter last year urging [Interior Secretary] Zinke to allow [offshore] drilling...Such a move is a reversal of decades of federal policy, and nothing short of a gift to oil and gas companies." Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/editorials/article194392284.html

new Feb 22 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Fullerton: Brainstorming for Primary Election Success in Congressional District 39 @ Fullerton Police Dept, 237 Commonwealth Ave, Mural Room
Brainstorming session: Members are invited to attend to help solve the issue of a split vote in the June Primary Election, and potential loss of a Democratic candidate on the ballot for November. Sophia Alexander will moderate the discussion. There may be a follow-up meeting one week later, same place.

Feb 23-25 Friday-Sunday 9am-5pm, San Diego: CA Democratic Party State Convention 2018 @ San Diego Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Drive
No matter what happens in Washington, D.C., California Democrats are committed to fighting for our core values of truth, civility, and perseverance. With nearly 39 million people living within our borders, California will lead the nation in the fight to protect the dignity and basic human rights of all who live here. And our voices will be heard.   California has led the way: creating millions more jobs, passing equal pay legislation, establishing a living wage, protecting our invaluable natural resources and expanding health care for all.   There's lots of work to do, so join us at the 2018 California Democrats State Convention where we'll ratify candidate endorsements, endorse candidates for statewide office and map out how we can continue to lead the national resistance, define the progressive agenda for America, and remain the Big Blue Beacon of Hope.   Stay tuned for updates - convention information will be posted as it becomes available.   https://cadem.org/ convention.

new Feb 24 Saturday 10:45am-1pm, Irvine: Imagine Action OC: Canvassing for Tacos in Turtle Rock
Join us for our first ever Turtle Rock Canvassing with the DGI. We'll start with a short instruction, then leave in pairs to canvass the neighborhood. Each pair gets to canvass 20 addresses. Afterwards we'll feed you tacos. RSVP here and we'll send you the address and further details! Know that we canvass only fellow Dems or progressives. People are mostly very happy we knock on their doors and they get to meet like-minded people.

Feb 25 Sunday 3-5pm, Newport Beach: Veterans for Peace Golden Rule Project: Sailing for a Nuclear-Free World - A Party with a Purpose @ Newport Boy Scout Sea Base, 1931 West Coast Hwy
Once-in-a-lifetime party with the crew of the Golden Rule peace boat, and the world premiere of the documentary, "Peace Sail: The Story of the Golden Rule". Party guests will be invited to see the Golden Rule and enjoy conversation with the crew. Wine and snacks will be served followed by the film premiere and a silent auction. It has been sixty years since the Golden Rule's attempted voyage to the Marshall Islands to interfere with U.S. atmospheric nuclear bomb testing. In celebration we will be raising funds for the Golden Rule's upcoming voyage to Hawaii, the Marshall Islands, Japan and maybe even the Korean Peninsula. With the world once again worried about the possibility of nuclear war, this is the time to raise public awareness about the need to abolish nuclear weapons once and for all. Sailing this historic little anti-nuclear sailboat across the Pacific is a dramatic way to spread the word in the U.S. and around the globe.

new Feb 25 Sunday 5-6pm, Irvine: Moms Demand Action - CA: Voter Registration Training @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View,
We marched. Now we need to get out the vote. Join Moms Demand Action to learn how easy it is to register voters. People move, come of age, and become citizens on a daily basis and we need to make sure everyone in our community is registered to vote. This is in Irvine but we welcome anyone from other Southern California groups!   Please RSVP here:   https://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/7984/signup/

new Feb 26 Monday 8-10am, Anaheim: Justice for the Anaheim 3 @ 1275 N. Berkeley Ave.
On the 2nd anniversary of anti-racists standing up to the Klan in Pearson Park in Anaheim we will rally outside the courthouse from 8 AM - 9 AM and then go inside the court room to provide support for the defendants.   Sign the petition for the OC DA to drop all charges against the Anaheim 3: https://tinyurl.com/y8a48xvq

new Feb 26 Monday 6-8pm, Irvine: Iranian Americans & Civil Rights @ Humanities Gateway 1010, UCI School of the Humanities, 4100 Humanities Gateway
This event is an Educational Talk by Mr. Ali Akbar Mousavi, a notable Civil Rights Activist and Digital Freedom Advocate. Mr. Mousavi was a member of the 6th Parliament in Iran during 2000 to 2004 and he is currently a senior advisor at George Mason University related to Technology for Peace and Conflict Resolution. This event is in Persian and it's free and open to the public! Mr. Mousavi will have an educational presentation about the civic process in the United States and the importance to raise awareness among Iranian Americans about the significance of registering to vote and exercising their civil rights. This event is non-partisan and its objective is to make Iranian Americans become more engaged in the society.

new Feb 27 Tuesday 1-2pm, Huntington Beach: Tuesdays Without Dana - Stand Against School Shootings! PART 2 @ on the corner of Orange and Main
We're coming back with our friends at Moms Demand Action Orange County to demand Dana stand up to keep our children safer with reasonable gun reform! Last week was a HUGE week for us, and we're going to come back louder and stronger and let him know we will not stand for the status quo!   Join us as we hold Dana Rohrabacher accountable every week at his office about the issue of the day! Come join us and bring a friend. facebook.com/events/895547410617626

new Feb 27 Tuesday 6pm, Irvine: Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter General Meeting @ 9 Sundset River
Please bring potluck snack food. Agenda includes: intros, your take on 2017 plus many other topics, reports and action items. For more info, contact Dr Bill Honigman 949-246-6283, @DrBillH, Progressive Democrats of America (PDAmerica); www.pdamerica.org, @pdamerica

new Feb 27 Tuesday 7:15-9pm, Irvine: Amnesty International @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy.
Following amnesty tradition of signing letters taking action against violation of human rights and mailing them to the officials.   *Monthly report on Amnesty OC activities   *Updates on human rights case adoption   *Planning for upcoming events   *Social media goals and campaigns   *Local Groups connections   **We meet in Plumer Hall, the building at the back of the church. Entry off of Alton Pkwy is closed because of construction and access to the church shall be off of Creek Road and Woodbridge community**   This event is free and open to Public   Refreshment will be served

new Feb 27 Tuesday 6-8pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club: Talking Across the Partisan Divide @ 380 3rd St.
Guest speaker Professor Peter Ditto, Ph.D - Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior at UCI. His research focuses on how motivation and emotion shape our social, political, moral, medical, and legal judgements. Hear about the factors that contribute to our political polarization.   Recent surveys have found that many Americans would rather their children marry someone of a different race or religion than of a different political party. It reveals the depth of division and distrust that now permeates our political culture. How did we get so polarized?   Come participate in small group conversations that bring together people of different views to discuss ways to promote civility and respect.   Susi Q Senior Center - FREE   6:00 pm Sign In * Refreshments   6:25 pm Welcome * Introductions   6:30 pm Speaker Presentation   7:00 pm Breakout Conversations   7:45 pm Reflections * Closing Remarks   *** Reservations required ***   You can RSVP by calling (949) 464-6645 - or register online at LagunaBeachCity.net - click on Recreation Classes

new Feb 27 Tuesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative book club discussion: New Jim Crow @ UC Irvine Crystal Cove Auditorium, UC Irvine Student Center A311 Student Center
For 2018, we are going to go chapter-by-chapter through The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander for our monthly book club discussion. facebook.com/events/1566097716802703

new Feb 28 Wednesday 11am-1pm, Irvine: Women For:OC - "Me Too" Beyond Harvey Weinstein Public @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Theresa Truman will be discussing the impact of the "Me Too" movement, what it means for the women at UCI and her assessment of the future of the movement.   Theresa is the Assistant Director, Deputy Title IX Officer at UCI. She is a Sexual Violence and Discrimination Investigator with experience working for state agencies, the federal government, higher education, and private industry in which she conducts   confidential and complex investigations of allegations of sexual violence, sexual harassment, and discrimination in employment, higher education, housing, and places of public accommodation Theresa Truman will be discussing the impact of the "Me Too" movement, what it means for the women at UCI and her assessment of the future of the movement.   Theresa is the Assistant Director, Deputy Title IX Officer at UCI. She is a Sexual Violence and Discrimination Investigator with experience working for state agencies, the federal government, higher education, and private industry in which she conducts   confidential and complex investigations of allegations of sexual violence, sexual harassment, and discrimination in employment, higher education, housing, and places of public accommodation.   womenforoc@aol.com http://www.womenfororangecounty.org facebook.com/events/352919421784068

new Feb 28 Wednesday 11am-2pm, Laguna Beach: 45th Congressional District Democratic Candidate Forum @ Hilton Irvine Orange County Airport, 18800 MacArthur Blvd
Please join   Brian Forde * Kia Hamadanchy * Dave Min * Katie Porter * Greg Ramsay * Ron Varasteh   ; Democratic candidates vying to unseat Mimi Walters   in the 45th Congressional District, for a discussion   moderated by Michael Penn.   *** All Democratic candidates have been invited to participate in the event   Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Audience questions will be compiled.   11:30 a.m. (meet & greet the candidates); Noon (panel discussion)   No cost to Foundation members and members of the press; but please RSVP to info@dfoc.com   There's a $30 charge for others. Please RSVP and pay via ActBlue! ; or if you'd rather pay by check or cash at the event, just RSVP to info@dfoc.com   Tickets: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/45thforum   Great Candidates *** Great food *** Great Opportunity   VOTE FOR DECENCY - VOTE DEMOCRATIC   Any recording requires prior approval by the Foundation   For additional information, contact Ariana Arestegui at info@dfoc.com or by calling (714)979-4436.

new Feb 28 Wednesday noon-2pm, Irvine: Lunch with League: Tracing the DNA of the American Charter School Movement @ Back Bay Conference Center, 3415 Michelson Dr,
Dr. Shane Goodridge, Professor in the School of Education at UCI will present information based on his research about the historical context of the charter school movement in the United States.   facebook.com/events/163242280970166

new Feb 28 Wednesday 5:30pm, Anaheim: Support Our Disneyland Workers: Town Hall Meeting @ Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort, 1855 South Harbor Boulevard
Hosted by: Coalition of Resort Labor Unions (CRLU) 5PM - Reception 6PM - Program As we know, Disneyland does not take care of their workers. Come hear the results of our Resort Worker Survey and discuss the findings and what happens now. 1. Free validated parking 2. Light refreshments 3. Shuttles from 15 minute parking starting at 4:30

new Feb 28 Wednesday 6-8pm, Irvine: National Women's Political Caucus - OC: The Voice of Sojourner Truth @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
In honor of Black History Month, NWPC OC will celebrate Women in History with award winning actress, Winifred Elam, who will re-enact Sojourner Truth's speech "Ain't I a Woman?"

new Feb 28 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Dem Club @ Costa Mesa Senior Conference Center, 695 W. 19th. St.
Our main guest at this meeting is Brendon Perkins, who has just announced his candidacy for Orange County Supervisor in the 4th District (ours) to take Michelle Steele's post. You can find out more about Brendon Perkins at https://www.crowdpac.com/campaigns/381231/brendon-perkins


MARCH

new Mar 1 Thursday 2:30-4:30pm, Fullerton: Immigrants Stay #TrumpPenceMustGo! Speak Out & Moment of Silence @ Fullerton College, 321 E Chapman Ave,
Join Refuse Fascism Orange County, friends, and students at Fullerton College's Free Speech Area, as we stand up and speak out against the Trump/Pence Regime's attacks on all 11 million undocumented immigrants. Wear black and participate in 11 minutes of silence for our undocumented brothers and sisters, who are subject to greatly heightened terror due to the stepped up assaults against their communities by the fascist regime in Washington D.C. Only the people, united in our determination and common cause can end this and all the nightmares being visited on humanity by the Trump/Pence Regime. If you want to be a part of the movement to drive this regime from power, go to refusefascism.org

new Mar 1 Thursday 5-6:30pm, Irvine: Constitutional Coup: Privatization's Threat to the American Public @ UCI School of Law, Education Bldg, Rm 1131
A book talk by Professor John Michaels, UCI School of Law. Jon Michaels is a Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. His recent writings on constitutional and administrative law, national security law, bureaucracy, and privatization have appeared in Foreign Affairs, the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, University of Chicago Law Review, Columbia Law Review, and the Los Angeles Times. Michaels is a graduate of Williams College, Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and Yale Law School. He clerked for Judge Guido Calabresi on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Justice David Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court. Admission is $60; 50% off for public interest attorneys - use promo code: public18; free for UCI students and alumni - use promo code: student 18.  RSVP online here.   This event is approved for 1.5 hours of Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit by the State Bar of California. UC Irvine School of Law is a State Bar-approved MCLE provider.   For more information or to request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact events@law.uci.edu

Mar 1 Thursday 6:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC - Meet the candidate 72nd. AD @ Greenbrook Clubhouse, 18222 Santa Joanana
Joel Lowenthal is a candidate for State Assembly in the 72nd. District. He is a business man, entrepreneur and father of three. "We owe it to our children, our communities and our state," he says. "to reject the partisan political gridlock and look for real solutions that will improve our schools, our environment, and our economy."

new Mar 1 Thursday 7-8pm, Orange: Chapman University Young Democrats: Delaine Eastin @ Argyros Forum, Room 211, 386 N. Center S.
Join the Chapman University Young Democrats this Thursday at 7pm as they welcome Delaine Eastin to campus. Bring your friends and your questions and spread the word!

new Mar 1 Thursday 7-9pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace and Justice Coalition: "Now Is The Time" @ Saint Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave,
Free screening of Now Is The Time: Healthcare for Everybody With special guest Dr. Bill Honigman of PDA. More info at: http://www.whittierpeace.org/index.htm#MovieNight

new Mar 2 Friday 3-5pm, Huntington Beach: Rally for Gunsense Throw Them Out - Stop the Violence @ Worthy Park, 1801 17th St
Our leaders have willfully traded our lives for money from the gun lobby. We cannot sit idly by and watch as our children are slaughtered due to the lack of common sense gun laws in this country! It's time to take to the streets, raise our voices, demand more from our NRA-bought Congress than thoughts and prayers. RSVP here: goo.gl/QUaFDo

new Mar 2 Friday 4-5pm, Laguna Hils: Laguna Woods Resist Rally @ Corner of Carlota and El Toro
Meet in front of In N Out Burger. Bring signs!

new Mar 3 Saturday 9am, Fullerton: Friends of Josh Newman Opposed to the Recall: #ResistTheRecall Campaign Kickoff @ Friends of Josh Newman Headquarters, 153 N Raymond Ave
Friends of Senator Josh Newman appreciate support in fighting the recall effort against Senator Josh Newman. From blocking signature gatherers to helping voters revoke their names from the recall petition, dedicated volunteers have worked hard to stop this effort to undermine the democratic process. But despite the underhanded tactics they employed to get voters' signatures, the Republican party has gotten the recall onto the June 5th primary ballot. That means there is an election to win. Please join the campaign kickoff to renew efforts to #ResistTheRecall. After hearing from Senators Toni Atkins, Kevin de Leon, and Josh Newman, there will be a quick training before supporters knock on doors in the district.   Friends of Josh Newman Opposed to the Recall Volunteer #: 714/307-9749; Email: volunteer@Newmanforsenate.com

new Mar 3 Saturday 10am-noon, Anaheim: Free Training: Immigration Relief for Victims of Crime @ Orange County Family Justice Ctr, 150 W Vermont
Chapman University's Betty and Wylie Aitken Family Protection Clinic will provide a training seminar for case managers, victim adocates and other service providers that may be working with immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or human trafficking. Please RSVP by emailing our Senior Clinic Assistant, Deisy Hernandez at dehernan@chapman.edu. Email names of staff/volunteers who will be attending from your agency. If you RSVP after 2/16, call 714/765-1579. Space is limited.

new Mar 3 Saturday 10am-1pm, Huntington Beach: Women's Rally @ Huntington Beach City Hall, 2000 Main St
Let's celebrate Women's History Month! Guest speakers including: California State University Fullerton Prof. Karyl Ketchum, Ocean View School District Clerk Gina Clayton-Tarvin, and HB City Council Candidate Shayna Lathus.

new Mar 3 Saturday 6-10pm, Santa Ana: Cog•nate Collective: Regionalia with John Spiak @ CSUF Grand Central Art Center, 125 N Broadway
What does it mean to be a citizen? How can we enact citizenship in a region that is marked by transnational flows of bodies and cultures? How is political solidarity + social resilience established and/or expressed within transnational communities? What role can culture play in this process?Since 2010, Cog•nate Collective's work has sought to tease out some of these concerns in the context of the Alta/Baja California border region, a terrain where the political boundary between the United States and Mexico is contested and negotiated not just on a rhetorical level, but at the scale of the everyday. Since 2014, Santa Ana has served as a central node within this work, establishing a site from which to theorize the US/Mexico border not as a line or a wall, but as a region anchored by the comings and goings of citizens making Southern California and Northern Baja California their personal and collective home.  facebook.com/events/870166093163430

new Mar 3 Saturday 6-10pm, Santa Ana: Cog•nate Collective: Regionalia - Reception + Public Programs Opening/Reception @ CSUF Grand Central Art Center, 125 N Broadway
What does it mean to be a citizen? How can we enact citizenship in a region that is marked by transnational flows of bodies and cultures? How is political solidarity + social resilience established and/or expressed within transnational communities? What role can culture play in this process? Since 2010, Cog•nate Collective's work has sought to tease out some of these concerns in the context of the Alta/Baja California border region, a terrain where the political boundary between the United States and Mexico is contested and negotiated not just on a rhetorical level, but at the scale of the everyday. Since 2014, Santa Ana has served as a central node within this work, establishing a site from which to theorize the US/Mexico border not as a line or a wall, but as a region anchored by the comings and goings of citizens making Southern California and Northern Baja California their personal and collective home. The objects in the exhibition showcase work created over the span of nearly 4 years that the artists have served as artists-in-residence at Grand Central Art Center, establishing numerous collaborations with residents, students and community groups in the region.  Throughout the exhibition from Mar 3 to Jun 17, Cog•nate and Grand Central Art Center will be hosting a series of conversations around citizenship and belonging, central topics explored through the projects on view. For each conversation, the artists will propose a guiding question as a point of departure and invite local scholars, community members, musicians and activists to open the conversation with their responses and thoughts. Afterwards, they will open the conversation, inviting all those in attendance to share their own responses. The first conversation at 6pm on Mar 3, before the 7pm reception: How do marketplaces help us make home? A conversation on Markets and (Be)Longing; Sun April 1— 1-2pm, What does home sound like? A conversation on Music and (Be)Longing; Sat May 5 — 6-7pm , Whose streets? A conversation on Activism and (Be)Longing; Sat Jun 2 — 6-7pm, Who do you root for? A conversation on Sports and (Be)Longing

new Mar 4 Sunday 1-2pm, Irvine: Strengthening our Muscles of Empowerment w/Karen Tate @ Museum of Woman, Irvine, 17905 Sky Park Circle #A
Talk Open to All Rev. Dr. Karen Tate is in the unique position of speaking to many teachers and wisdom keepers on the cutting edge of humanity's evolution. Her radio show, Voices of the Sacred Feminine, is considered a treasure trove of wisdom for our time and her personal insatiable curiosity knows no bounds, earning her the nickname, "the intellectual priestess." Karen thrives on learning and sharing that knowledge, mulling-over new ideas, and considering complex issues. During this time of year of new resolutions and fresh beginnings, come join our congregation the first Sunday in March, open to all, and hear some of the best ideas Karen would like to share gleaned from her many interviews and her own research and marinations to help us strengthen our muscles of empowerment.  For additional info: facebook.com/events/188634431725246

new Mar 4 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC: Non-Toxic Irvine @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Kim Konte and and Bob Johnson, of NonToxic Irvine, who successfully engaged the City of Irvine to use only non-toxic organic products in all outdoor applications.   The GPOC County Council meeting will immediately follow the General Meeting. All attendees are welcome to stay and view the business aspects of running the Green Party during the County Council meeting. https://greenpartyoc.wordpress.com/coming-events/

new Mar 4 Sunday 2-4pm, Fullerton: California Women's Society for Democracy in Iran: Women, A Pivotal Force for Change @ Titan Student Union, CSUF, 800 N. State College Blvd.
Celebrate International Women's Day and promote change for women's rights in Iran. info@CWSDI.org

new Mar 5 Monday 5:30-7pm, Irvine: Action for the Dream Act @ Mimi Walters' Office, 3333 Michelson Drive
Candlelight vigil, short march and a few speakers. Call Activism Chair Janice Burstin for carpooling: (949) 636-0501. Carpoolers meet outside the Coffee Lounge at Clubhouse 1 at 5 pm.

new Mar 5 Monday 6-7:30pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees Volunteer Orientation @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy,
Our 90-minute volunteer orientation covers an introduction   to FOCD, a brief explanation of U.S. immigration detention, and step-by-step guidance on how to visit immigration detainees. Volunteers are able to start visiting immigrants in detention upon completion of our orientation.

new Mar 5 Monday 6-8pm, Fullerton: College Democrats of California State Univ Fullerton: California CA 39 Democratic Candidates Forum @ Titan Theater, Titan Student Union, 800 N State College Blvd
With the intention of drawing attention to the primaries in June and midterm elections in November, the College Democrats of CSUF have decided to host our own candidates forum for Congressional District 39! The plan is to address issues that are important to students, as well as those in the community. We have a wide variety of Democratic candidates to choose from, and we are very eager to have them at Cal State Fullerton to answer some questions. Confirmed candidates include: Gil Cisneros for Congress; Phil Janowicz for Congress; Jay Chen for Congress; Sam Jammal For Congress; Dr. Mai Khanh Tran for Congress. Logistics of the night: Right next to the Titan Student Union is the State College Parking Structure (SCPS) which is the parking structure designated for event parking. Parking is free all day Saturday. Questions asked during the forum will come from CSUF College Democrats members, students, and those in attendance. Please submit questions to csufdemocrats@gmail.com. The event is free, but we encourage donations to the College Democrats of CSUF to pay the Titan Student Union for letting us host the event. We will not be allowed to take cash that night, but we have a venmo (@CollegeDemocrats-CSUF) and take checks.If you have any questions, the point of contact is: Andrea Guzman, President of College Democrats of CSUF anguuzmann@gmail.com

new Mar 5 Monday 7pm, Anaheim: Housing Is a Human Right OC Meeting @ UUCA-Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S Harbor Blvd
Anyone concerned about homelessness in OC is invited to join this coalition of organizations and individuals working together to achieve supportive, affordable, and permanent housing for homeless individuals in Orange County. Meeting is repeated every Monday until Dec. at same place and time.

new Mar 5 Monday 7-9pm, Irvine: The Intersection Between Faith and Politics @ Mimi's Cafe, 4030 Barranca Pkwy.
In today's divided America, politics seems inescapable. Among American Christians, we find the religious right, the evangelical left, evangelical Trump supporters, Christian libertarians, and progressive Christianity, to list just a few labels that combine faith and politics.   At this meeting, we'll discuss the relationship between faith and politics. Do Christian or other religious values have political implications? What are the dangers of mixing faith with politics? If you do not belong to any religion, would you want others to use faith-based arguments to build support for political causes that you agree with, or would you prefer that they keep their faith out of politics?

new Mar 5 Monday 7-8:30pm, Brea: People for Housing OC: Housing the Future: A Conversation Among Advocates @ Brea Congregational Church-United Church of Christ, 300 E. Imperial Hwy
Housing the Future: Join us for our second conversation among advocates for homelessness, housing affordability, and environmental sustainability. We will share updates on our progress and identify ways we can advance our common goals: Building Affordable and Sustainable Communities.

new Mar 6 Tuesday 6:30-8pm, Tustin: OC for Climate Action Planning Meeting @ REI, 2962 El Camino Real
Please note that our March planning meeting will be on Tuesday. Once again, this is a joint meeting with OC Clean Power. (In April we will finally be able to meet on the first Wednesday.) We will provide an update on our upcoming conference, "Understanding Community Choice Energy and Its Opportunities," on April 11, 2018, at UCI - including cities that have registered to attend thus far. We will plan efforts needed to bring in cities that are not yet on board. We will also plan for several activist and tabling opportunities scheduled in March and April. Remember: we're always looking to expand our "core membership." So if you're interested in helping with efforts to keep the group active, effective, and strong, please join us.

new Mar 6 Tuesday 7-9pm, Irvine: CA-48 Congressional Debate Series: Immigration & Foreign Policy @ UC Irvine Crystal Cove Auditorium, UC Irvine Student Center A311 Student Center
Join us for the second debate event in the California 48th District Congressional Debate Series with a focus on Immigration and Foreign Policy. Indivisible OC 48 is be partnering with the American Civil Liberties Union of Orange County, UCI DREAM Center, UCI Community Resilience Projects, and UCI International Studies Program, in collaboration with the UCI Cross-Cultural Center and the event will be moderated by Andrea Bird-Steiner of the Bird Law Group. Invited candidates include (in order of Voter Support Score): Harley Rouda, Hans Keirstead, Omar Saddiqui, Laura Oatman. Congressman Rorhrabacher has been invited, but if he does not attend, Michael Kotick will be the 5th candidate to participate.   Help us continue to make these event free to all by donating at youcaring.com/48debates   Get your tickets at indivisibleoc48.eventbrite .com   All tickets to this event are free, but if you like the work we're doing and would like to support us, please feel free reserve one of our "Champion" Tickets, and donate the amount of your choosing. For more details:   facebook.com/events/253905375148750

new Mar 7 Wednesday 4-7pm, Fullerton: NextGen America: Clean Dream Act Textbank! @ Max Bloom's Cafe Noir, 220 N Malden Ave.
Join NextGen America as we text our members about calling their representatives and telling them to protect dreamers and support a clean dream act! There will be refreshments available to keep those texting thumbs energized!ool District Superintendent Michael Matsuda, Teacher and NEA Director District 9 Karen Ridley, Anaheim Elementary school board district Board member Ryan Ruelas and other special guests as we discuss the state of public education in the state of California.

new Mar 7 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Resilience OC: Getting Involved with the OC Rapid Response Network @ MIX Academy, 1010 W. 17th. St.
The Orange County Rapid Response Network is a coalition of volunteer lawyers, resource providers, community organizations, and community members who are committed and ready to respond to immigration raids, and increased enforcement affecting Orange County. The Network brings together members from civil rights, immigrants' rights, labor, faith-based, and community organizations across OC. This week the Network will highlight how criminalization impacts the immigrant community, the importance of people-power halting and stopping detentions and deportations, and how can community members be trained to become well-rounded first responders to address and stop these enforcement actions in OC. facebook.com/events/215940649147448

new Mar 8 Thursday noon-1pm, Huntington Beach: Tell Dana Rohrabacher: No Drilling! @ Huntington Beach Pier Plaza
The Trump administration plans to re-open California coastal waters to new offshore drilling for the first time in decades as part of the administration's flawed #InfrastructureScam.   Join us as we demonstrate to demand that #rubberstamp Rep. Dana Rohrabacher take action to oppose offshore drilling. We will address the importance of protecting our shoreline by highlighting the 1990 Huntington Beach oil spill, the dire environmental impacts, and Dana's past support for drilling. This is a non-partisan, issue-driven event. Together, we will hold him accountable!   Over 60% of Dana's constituents support protecting our coasts. Dana has a choice - will he stand with his district or with his corporate big oil donors?

new Mar 8 Thursday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: OC Jails Project 'Unlock the Vote'- Volunteer for Mailing! @ Resilience Orange County office, 950 W 17th St Ste F
The ACLU SoCal Jails Project is launching a 2018 voter education and registration efforts in Los Angeles County and Orange County. The campaign, titled Unlock the Vote, aims to impact the June 2018 Sheriff election in each respective county by increasing access to voting for people who have traditionally been denied their rights, particularly justice-involved and impacted folks. Volunteering as a “mailer” for our campaign in Orange County will consist of compiling and mailing out Know Your Rights and voting registration materials to voters who are currently in custody under the county jails system. Activity will include a one hour training (on the same day), followed by the actual mailing preparations for another hour. You will be emailed a week prior to the event day reminding you of all the logistics. We look forward to working with you! Register here.

new Mar 8 Thursday 6-8pm, Anaheim: International Women's Day @ Rumba Room Live, 400 West Disney Way
Join Dr. Ana Nogales as we celebrate International Women's Day #IWD2018 and honor our Orange County "Women Who Inspire"! Live Entertainment, light refreshments, raffles, and more. $25.00* Donation. Sponsor Inquiries: Gabriela Gonzalez - ggonzalez@casadelafamilia.org, 714.430.3751. Note: Are you a women-owned, small business in OC and want to support? Contact Gabriela for details. Proceeds benefit Casa de la Familia (CDLF) providing mental health services to OC children and families since 1996.

new Mar 8 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: Meet HB City Council Candidates at Local Elections Meeting @ 5245 Foxglove Dr
HB Huddle will be hearing from two local candidates who are running for Huntington Beach City Council this year: HB Huddle member Shayna Lathus and Brian Burley will introduce themselves and take questions. You don't have to be a member of the local elections team to attend but you are welcome to stick around after the candidates speak to find out what the local elections team works on.

New Mar 8 Thursday 6:45-8pm, Irvine: Peaceful Public March for Women's Global Leadership @ The Irvine Spectrum, in front of Edwards Theatres
Are you not inspired by the women of Spain who are, at this very moment, ON STRIKE all over the country, and, by the thousands in public squares in every city, banging their pots for justice for women!   Human beings recognizing the Power of Woman to restore the world (women, men, families able to physically walk at about one mile an hour for one hour, or participate in scooter or wheelchair; well-behaved children who can participate harmoniously are most welcome) Wear: Optional: Purple for the Queen Archetype, and/or white for women's suffrage; everyone: very comfortable walking shoes, no heavy totes or bags; do not bring a sign-signs on sticks will not be permitted; signs will be provided for you MORE INFO: 714/392-0558   This Museum of Woman-sponsored public event is in solidarity with International Women's Day, recognizing that it is only because of women that the whole world is still somehow holding together. Women everywhere are making great sacrifices to gain humanity's freedom from war, violence, domination and exploitation from the male-centric paradigm now crushing humanity. Honor yourself and your sisters who are making these sacrifices by coming together this evening in Irvine at the Spectrum. Tell your friends and spread the word.   --Ava Park, Founder and Director The museum of woman 714-392-0558

new Mar 8 Thursday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Latinx Young Democrats of OC: Public education under attack @ LGBT Center on 4th., 305 E. 4th. St.
Join Anaheim Union High school district board President Al Jabbar, Anaheim Union High school District Superintendent Michael Matsuda, Teacher and NEA Director District 9 Karen Ridley, Anaheim Elementary school board district Board member Ryan Ruelas and other special guests as we discuss the state of public education in the state of California.

New Mar 10 Saturday 9am-1pm, Orange: Anaheim Democratic Club: Flip the House Pancake Breakfast/Canvass @ 1916 W Chapman Ave, Ste B, 1916 W Chapman Ave,
Spring into March. Speak up, speak out, let's flip the House. Join friends and neighbors for great conversation and a brief training, then out to walk neighborhoods. Nothing short of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, balance of power and democracy itself are at stake. RSVP here.

new Mar 10 Saturday 9am-3pm, Santa Aa: OC National Organization for Women: Girls Know CS Conference @ Santa Ana Senior Center, 424 W Third St
This free conference is for girls between the ages of 12-18 and will feature a panel of female speakers in the Computer Science field. To support the conference, consider a financial contribution, provide a raffle prize. If you have questions or to RSVP, contact oc-now@outlook.com. Visit website at ocnow.org and for membership and/or donation, go to http://ocnow.org/join-us-2/EMail.

new Mar 10 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: OC Peace Coalition Meeting @ Law Offices of Frank P Barbaro & Associates, 1111 North Broadway
Forming alliances with other groups will help us to share ideas, resources, and lend a hand or two when their is a need.All wording below has been taken directly from the OC Peace Coalition website. ABOUT OC PEACE COALITION: “We advocate the peaceful resolution of international conflicts and that this ideal become a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy. PURPOSE OF THE MEETING: interested in educating, organizing and changing US. foreign policies promoting illegal invasions and occupations, as well as stopping the militarization of the U.S. (High School Military Recruitment, the brutal treatment of undocumented workers, and the criminalization of youth, especially those of color). We do not support any specific party but do support anyone who is working for Peace and Justice. Bring your ideas and enthusiasm! For more information, go to: www.ocpeace.org Join Peace Builders of Orange County of Facebook group and share your ideas, articles, and comments. OCPC meets the 2nd Saturday of every month.

new Mar 10 Saturday 5-8pm, Irvine: Women's Journey Foundation: 2nd Annual Making HERstory Event @ Women's Journey Foundation, 3400 Michelson Dr
In honor of Women's History Month, this event will recognize and honor the contributions of women in history and women of today. The Women's Journey Foundation will host a dinner, awards ceremony, musical entertainment, fashion show of the ages and a talk show featuring women in US History. This event is designed to educate, entertain and engage attendees of all ages. Buy tickets here. For more info, contact us at info@womensjourneyfoundation.org   or call 877-657-8464

new Mar 10 Saturday 7pm, Orange: Tom Neilson Concert @ St. Matthew's Ecumenical Church, 1111 W Town & Country Rd #14
Award-winning folk singer Tom Neilson's concert is part of the church's After Dark series. This singer-songwriter performs a wide repertoire with a social-justice message. Learn more at his website:www.tomneilsonmusic.com and follow him at https://www.facebook.com/events/907959535995283/ Tickets are $15 at the door; light refreshments available, including snacks, soda, beer and wine. Contact Béa Tiritilli for more info: tiritilligreen@sbcglobal.net.

New Mar 11 Sunday 11am-1pm, Carlsbad: Unite in Peace about San Onofre @ City of Carlsbad Harding Community Center, 3096 Harding St
March 11th will mark the 7th year anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi meltdown. #learnfromFukushimaLet's bring our tribe together for a day of Sacred Activism! It is time to rise up and come together in community. Our beloved Southern California coastline needs our prayers and positive vibes. Let's call in the most peaceful solution for the issue now facing us and our future generations. For more info:   https://www.facebook.com/events/484671345267996

new Mar 11 Sunday 11am-3pm, San Clemente: Unite in Peace: Sacred Activism, Rise Up and Protect @ San Onofre Bluffs Trail #1, 5200 S. Pacific Coast Hwy.
* Please check the event page for details on the location as we get closer to the event*Let's bring our tribe together on the beach for a day of Sacred Activism! It is time to rise up and come together in community. Our beloved coastline needs our prayers and positive vibes. Let's call in the most peaceful solution for the issue now facing us and our future generations. For more info:  facebook.com/events/484671345267996

New Mar 11 Sunday 2-5pm, Garden Grove: Democratic Socialists of America - OC: Police Brutality Against Women @ Almond Haus Café, 12549 Harbor Blvd
We will be discussing violence against women which includes domestic abuse, assault, and rape. Please practice self care as you see fit.   Police brutality is nothing new and has been an issue for a long time now. Thanks to technology and the accessibility to document these incidents and share them on social media, police brutality has become a regular headline in the news over the past few years. In these headlines, we have seen some variation of a cop's aggression--using excessive force on minors and the elderly, overreacting and using deadly force in situations such as pulling someone over for a broken tail light, etc. facebook.com/events/866166653554918

[location change] Mar 12 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Newport Beach: Imagine Action OC: It's All About Political Engagement @ Coastal Community Park Clubhouse, 6700 Ridge Park Rd Oasis Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave
Keynote speaker is Dr Suzanne Joyce Savary, Co-founder and President of the Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club. Other speakers include young activist José Trinidad Castañeda III, Attorney Brandon Love plus Candidates: Mary Navarro - Candidate for OC Board of Education Dist. 4, Pat Harris - Candidate for USA Senator from California, Brendon Perkins - Candidate for OC Board of Supervisors, Dist 2.

New Mar 12 Monday 7pm, Anaheim: People for Housing OC Happy Hour Meet Up @ Bootlegger's Brewery, 130 S. Highland Ave.
Come out for an evening of networking and conversation with others concerned about housing in Orange County!

new Mar 12 Monday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Indivisible CA39 Member's Meeting @ Fullerton Community Center, 340 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Doors open at 6:30 PM.   This is a general meeting for all members.   Details TBD   A $5 donation to help pay for the cost of the Community Center room is appreciated.

New Mar 13 Tuesday 6-9pm, Santa Ana -> San Diego: Refuse Fascism OC Caravan to San Diego - Resist Trump's Fascist Agenda @ Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center, 1000 E Santa Ana Blvd.
Donald Trump will be in San Diego on March 13 to cement and promote his regime's new order of: 'Make America White Again'. This will not go unchallenged. Refuse Fascism Orange County will be hosting a carpool caravan to San Diego at 6:00 AM sharp, departing from the south side of the SARTC by 6:15. We will be joining up with Women's March San Diego once there. https://www.facebook.com/events/1943666632628171/ This will be an all-day event. Let's build the movement to drive out the Trump/Pence Regime.

new Mar 13 Tuesday 1:30-7:30pm, Irvine: UCI Cybersecurity Policy and Research Institute: Can Adversaries Hack Our Elections? Can We Stop Them? @ UCI Student Ctr, Crystal Cove Auditorium
This academic conference includes panels (1:30-4:30pm) on the technology, law and policy of election hacking, a realistic assessment of the threat by US intelligence and national security officials and reception with and keynote (5-7pm) by James Carville. For questions or for more information, please contact Bryan Cunningham, UCI CPRI Executive Director at b.cunningtham@uci.edu. General registration is $50; VIP registration is $200. For complete schedule of topics and speakers and to register, visit https://ucisl.ejoinme.org/uci-cpri-mar2018.

New Mar 13 Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Rally Demanding Justice for Shayan Mazroei @ Orange County Superior Court, 700 Civic Center Dr. W.
Despite overwhelming evidence that indicates the fatal stabbing of Shayan Mazroei was a hate crime, District Attorney Tony Rackauckas has failed to charge his killer, Craig Tanber, with a hate crime. Tanber's girlfriend who, according to witness accounts, started the incident has not been charged with any crime whatsoever. We cannot allow this injustice to stand! Join the Mazroei family on Shayan's birthday, March 13, 2018, as we demand #JusticeForShayan in front of the Orange County Superior Court.

new Mar 13 Tuesday 5:30-8pm, Capistrano Beach: Progressives of South OC @ Agostino's By The Sea, 34700 Pacific Coast Hwy. Ste. 100
The Opioid Crisis and Changing Laws on Marijuana will be discussed by Susan Parmelee, Executive Director of the Wellness and Prevention Center. Dinner and social hour 5:30-7 ordering off the menu followed by the meeting at 7. RSVP necessary: socprogressives@gmail.com and visit the website http:// socprogressives.com/

new Mar 13 Tuesday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: The District Attorney and Life Without Parole @ New Spirit Baptist Church, 701 S. Sullivan St.
PEOPLE'S coalition invites the Orange County community to our latest panel on the intersection between race, class, and unjust sentencing: The Role of the DA and Life Without Parole. We will be inviting community activists to discuss the way the criminal justice system continues to fail youth, especially of color, by incarcerating rather than supporting them through community programs. facebook.com/events/219359441950035

New Mar 14 Wednesday 9:20-10:20am, Irvine: Walkout for Gun Control @ University High School, 4771 Campus Dr.
Join students at University High School as we walk out of class to stand in solidarity with victims of gun violence and advocate for common-sense gun reform. Our walkout will start at 9.20am, during 1st period. Walk out with us and convene outside the 500s buildings. From there, we will take a route around and through school until 10am. At 10am, we will take part in a sit-in for 17min, in honor of the 17 victims of the Florida school shooting, near the racquetball/tennis courts.

new Mar 14 Wednesday 10-10:17am, Laguna Hills: Walkout Wednesday @ Laguna Hills High School, 25401 Paseo De Valencia
Laguna Hills High School Walkout Wednesday, one minute for each of the 17 people killed in Parkland, Florida. Allies of students are invited to. Parking not clarified. Check this link for updates and more info: actionnetwork.org/events/lhhs-walkout-2

New Mar 14 Wednesday 12:15-1:30pm, Irvine: Water Colloquium @ UCI Continuing Education 1 (CE1), Glacier Bay Colloquia Rooms 3070/3080, 510 E Peltason Dr.
Join us for the March Water UCI Colloquium featuring Jim Walsh   Policy Analyst for Food & Water Watch. A tidal wave of deregulation is sweeping across our nation's waterways. After over 40 years of effective Clean Water Act control of many of our biggest sources of pollution, industries have finally found a way to evade meaningful and enforceable limits on their discharges. Water pollution trading - or water quality trading, as proponents call it - is allowing polluters to opt out of installing pollution reduction technologies and, instead, to purchase pollution "credits" from other sources that may or may not be controlling their own discharges. This pay-to-pollute scheme is not only endangering our rivers, streams and lakes, but also threatening the very underpinnings of our successful water quality laws.  https://www.facebook.com/events/150226492458155/

New Mar 14 Wednesday 5:30-8pm, Capistrano Beach: Progressives of South OC: The Opioid Crisis and Changing Laws on Marijuana @ Agostino's By The Sea, 34700 Pacific Coast Hwy. Ste. 100
The Opioid Crisis and Changing Laws on Marijuana will be discussed by Susan Parmelee, Executive Director of the Wellness and Prevention Center. Dinner and social hour 5:30-7 ordering off the menu followed by the meeting at 7. RSVP necessary: socprogressives@gmail.com and visit the website http://socprogressives.com/

New Mar 14 Wednesday 7-8:30pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club: The New Tax Plan: What It Means for You, Family, & Community @ 429 Cypress Dr.
Social Hour starts at 6:30 pm. - Light hor d'oeuvres and drinks. Our meeting will begin promptly at 7:00 pm. Featured Speaker: Stephen J. Landsman, CPA, a tax partner with Squar Milner Miranda Peterson, LLP.Join us for this exciting presentation. Stephen's 20 years of experience features client-oriented tax planning, preparation, and compliance services for real estate, manufacturing, wholesale, distribution, retail, professional, entertainment, and service industry clients. He was selected as one of San Fernando Valley's 2012 most trusted advisors by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.  More info: facebook.com/events/1327591090720231

New Mar 14 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Resilience OC: Know Your Rights When Filming Law Enforcement @ MIX Academy, 1010 W. 17th. St.
Week 4: This week the National Lawyers Guild will review the constitutional right to film local police or federal ICE agents. Their presentation will cover the First Amendment (protected speech vs. civil disobedience), the Fourth Amendment (unlawful detention and search), and the rights you have to record law enforcement. Come learn this important skill as we build up capacity among first responders of the OC Rapid Response Network! The OC Rapid Response Network will host 9 Leadership Trainings that will give an overview of immigration issues including topics like health access, legal rights & advocacy, emergency family planning, protections for students on campus, workplace protections, and immigration enforcement. The 9 trainings will consist of readings, videos, lectures, discussions and panels. By attending one or all the sessions, participants will get a deeper understanding of the issues impacting immigrants in Orange County. Participants can build off this knowledge to work towards equity and justice in their communities, organizations, schools and workplaces. For additional info: facebook.com/events/419313528509587

new Mar 14 Wednesday 7-10pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats General Membership Meeting: #MeToo Beyond the Hashtag @ Chapter One: the modern local, 227 N. Broadway
Join OCYD as we move from exposing harassment & abuse to enacting tangible policy changes to eliminate power-based interpersonal violence locally.  For additional information:  facebook.com/events/327857781058570

New Mar 15 Thursday 6pm, Huntington Beach: OC Sanitation District Meeting About Major Planned Projects @ OC Sanitation District Plant #2, Operations Ctr Training & Conference Rm, 22212 Brookhurst St
Southeast Huntington is being deluged by development proposals. A disproportionate number of mega-projects are planned in the neighborhood - some destined to include demolition and construction for nearly a decade. The most recent announcement we see is a proposal by OCSD to demolish some buildings in Plant 2 (on Brookhurst) and construct a new Biosolids Handling Station. A Biosolids Handling Station is the place where they collect and store solid human toilet waste.   The CA Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires that an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) include a "cumulative impact analysis". The reason is that any given project, by itself, may not have significant impacts on our community and the local environment. But when put in the context of multiple projects happening simultaneously, the impacts might be severe. TO OUR KNOWLEDGE, NONE OF THESE PROJECTS HAVE AN ADEQUATE "CUMULATIVE IMPACTS ANALYSIS"! We assume the OCSD's proposal is doing the right thing to protect our community. They have a pretty good recent record for being trustworthy stewards of the environment. But that doesn't mean they don't have to analyze the cumulative impacts of their demolition and construction if it will be adding truck traffic, dust, noise, and other adverse conditions - compounding the impacts from Poseidon, AES, Ascon, and Shopoff. CEQA also recognizes that some projects are so important to our safety and well-being that they can be approved despite the significant impacts to the environment - decisionmakers can certify a "Statement of Overriding Circumstances". If that is necessary, we think Poseidon should be eliminated from the cumulative projects before any Statement of Overrriding Considerations is certified. If Poseidon can't prove we need their project - then they don't get any exceptions to the rule. Please attend the OCSD meeting to discuss the new project at Plant 2. Help us make it clear that we want a cumulative impacts analysis before the EIR is certified.

New Mar 15 Thursday 6-9pm, Costa Mesa: Democratic Socialists of America - Orange County Socialist Feminist Meet Up @ Portola Coffee Roasters, 3313 Hyland Avenue
Are you sick of the patriarchy? Does capitalism give you nightmares? Do you just wanna hang out with other fellow Socialist Feminists and fight against both? Then come and hang out with the Socialist Feminist committee as we socialize, plan and organize because there is no Socialism without Feminism!

New Mar 15 Thursday 6-9pm, Newport Beach: Laura Oatman's Issues Series: Climate Change @ Oatman Architects, Inc.,412 31st. St. Ste. A
Join Laura and team for this series on Important Issues. For the issue of Climate Change - we will watch a movie - Racing Extinction - then be joined by Andy Shrader, Director of Environmental Affairs and Water Policy & Sustainability for Councilmember Paul Koretz in Los Angeles to discuss Climate Change and what we can do at the federal, state and local level to make sure that we have a survivable planet for our children and grandchildren. No cost to attend, but donations are always welcome.   Here is a preview of Racing Extinction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwxyrLUdcssGo to the website to learn more and RSVP!   http://www.oatmanforcongress.com/issues_climate_change

new Mar 15 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Irvine: Poor People's Campaign @ IHOP, 18542 MacArthur Blvd
A reminder will be sent out a week prior to the meeting. The agenda will be emailed out the day before. If there are any announcements or agenda items to add, please send them to Lisa Pederson lisapedersen99@gmail.com no later than noon on Wed Mar 7. To continue momentum on what groups and people to invite to join PPC 40 Days of non-violent civil disobedient direct action, we have created a page on Survey Monkey. You can fill in up to 10 groups and may return anytime to add more contacts. To begin this very important work, go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J3M5Y38  Contact Lisa Pederson for an list showing who signed up for each working group.  There will be time at the monthly meeting to split into groups and start creating strategies.

New Mar 15 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Conference Call: Indivisible OC 48 All Hands
We'll be hosting an All Hands call to discuss where the resistance stands because of changes in the race, the 48 District Congressional Debate Series, and as always, how you can get involved in voter registration, get out the vote, and resistance actions all across the district! We also wanna hear from you! This is your opportunity to share feedback.Call in Information: - you must register by clicking this link in advance of the meeting. clicking on the Facebook event is not enough. https://zoom.us/meeting/register/f340c0694ca77d137c24e00bf0acd2b8 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

new Mar 15 Thursday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Women's Empowerment and Discussion Group @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th
In this group we will be talking about ourselves - in the context of our hopes, dreams and goals, as well as our challenges and difficulties. This will be a safe and friendly environment for conversations on various topics related to - work, relationships, health, family, friends, etc. Note: This group is not intended to be a therapy group, nor is it being led by “professional therapists”. Likewise, it is not based on the model of the 12 steps, nor does it adhere to their rules; though general rules of communication, listening, and privacy will be requested. Come join the conversation. Scheduled on 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month. Please visit our website and follow us on social media for the latest updates to our services, group schedules, meetups, events, behind-the-scene photos and much more! We hope to see you here!

new Mar 16 Friday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: Coming Out of The Shadows OC @ Sasscer Park, Ross & Santa Ana Blvd
"Coming Out of the Shadows" Month began in Chicago, Illinois on March 10th, 2010 when undocumented and queer youth declared to be "undocumented and unafraid" at Federal Plaza, facing the immigration and federal office building. Since then, the state of our systems and governments has not changed and we continue to be criminalized and used as a bargaining chip when convenient for politicians. While this is a national effort and undocumented folks across the country will continue to participate, Orange County Immigrant Youth United, Resilience Orange County, Korean Resource Center, and Chispa have partnered for a local effort in Coming out of the Shadows. Join us and other Orange County community members that stand with Immigrant rights and all its intersections! We are strong. We are Resilient. We are undocumented. We are unafraid. We are 11 Million.

new Mar 16 Friday 7-9pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America-OC: General Meeting @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
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new Mar 17 Saturday 9:30am-noon, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: What's the Deal With State Assembly 72 & 74 @ Carden Conservatory Elementary School, 5702 Clark Dr
The HB Huddle will welcome Josh Lowenthal (D) & Cottie Petrie-Norris (D ) "In Politics Everything is Local." The HB Huddle is fully committed to providing its members with information to make them more informed voters. In March the group plans to emphasize the importance of down ballot races! (Yes! There will be more than governor or congress at stake.) The event will include explanation of CA Assembly responsibilities and introduce you to two of the candidates running for the two Assembly districts that represent HB and her surrounding sister cities. Josh Lowenthal (D) is in the 72nd & Cottie Petrie-Norris (D) is in the 74th.

new Mar 17 Saturday 11:45am, Anaheim: Vigil and March Against the Death Penalty @ Anaheim Convention Ctr, large fountain at south entrance of Conv Ctr near Marriott
Join the vigil to publicly witness against the death penalty. In conjunction with the vigil, please print, send and share the letter to Gov. Brown, asking him to commute the sentences of prisoners on death row. Find letter to Gov. Brown here.

New Mar 17 Saturday 1-9pm, Santa Ana: 8th International Woman's Day Festival @ El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N Ross
Free family festival! Workshops Art & wellness, Kids activities, Art vendors, Food, Aguas frescas, Art raffles, and more. Live music by: 4 Noches de Luna, Mujeres Son del Centro, Azul Quetzal & The Jade Tones, Dexentonados Siempre. More info at website and here.

new Mar 17 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church & State-OC Chapter: Dannie Casena, LGBT OC Center-Trans Rights & the Law @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Dannie Casena is the Transitions Services Coordinator at LGBT Center OC. He has worked with non-profits for 10 years in program development and advocacy and a member of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health and his goal is to education the medical industry on the health care discrepancies faced by the transgender community. He has strengthened the Transitions Health Program by developing affirming programs for youth and adults in schools, medical centers and the workforce. He has orchestrated a proactive committee of volunteers who plan events, educate businesses and mentor Trans* youth. He is a frequent speaker on trans rights and the law and has won several awards for his work.

New Mar 18 Sunday noon-4pm, Anaheim: Really Really Free Market @ 1151 N. La Palma Pkwy.
Please read if you are new to the RRFM **Bring stuff you don't need/want anymore!   **And get stuff you do need/want!   If you don't have anything to share you are still welcome to take anything you like (: *If you are brining items to share please only bring what you can carry (a bag or two) *Try and show up early (not 30min before we clean up) So folx have time to look and take items. This will also help us have less to clean up!*WHAT CAN YOU BRING?   Bring books, clothes, music, electronics, games, children's toys, art supplies, non perishable food items, etc.   Workshops/ skill sharing are great! (Ex. Art w the children, upcycling, informative workshops, etc)For additional info: facebook.com/events/2015339308730790

new Mar 18 Sunday 1-2pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative: Mendez v. Westminster: A New Hispanic Heritage Tradition @ Youth-on-the-Move, 1850 E. 17th. Street #103
Did you know that an Orange County family led a class action lawsuit in the 1940's that made California the first state to end school segregation and helped pave the way for Brown v. Board of Education? A new campaign is striving to raise awareness of Mendez v. Westminster and get this landmark civil rights case taught in classrooms. Come join us for a viewing of the short documentary Mendez v. Westminster, followed by a discussion led by the film's director and Random Act of Mendez organizer Sandra Robbie. We welcome you to bring your own snacks or snacks to share! There is a large free parking lot directly behind the building off of 16th St. facebook.com/events/570850096610049

New Mar 18 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Sandy Wilder (Right), Co-Leader of Moms Demand Action Orange County, will be speaking to us about how to take action locally and nationally to improve our country's lax gun laws. Charlie and Mary Leigh Blek (Left), President of The Orange County Chapter of the Brady Campaign, will talk to us about how to educate and mobilize our community to advocate for sensible responsible gun laws, regulations, and public policies at the local, state and national levels.

New Mar 19 Monday 6:30pm, Laguna Niguel: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club @ Faith Episcopal Church, 27802 El Lazo
Speakers will be Scott Rhinehart, candidate for State Assembly, and Duke Nguyen, candidate for O.C. Sheriff. Join us at our monthly meetings to learn about political activities in our neighborhoods and in Orange County, and discuss the goals and direction of the club.

New Mar 20 Tuesday 5:30-8:30pm, Newport Beach: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club @ OASIS Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave
Featured guest is Cottie Petrie-Norris, candidate for Assembly District 74. Details: Free Parking Available; Cost: $15 (free for NBWDC Members)   Light refreshments provided. Agenda: Business Update, Cottie Petrie-Norris, Candidate 74th AD, Mary Navarro, OC Board of Education District 5 Candidate, NBWDC Indivisible Task Force Report. Meeting Agenda: http://bit.ly/2FwfDwX  RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2DmcHNr

New Mar 20 Tuesday 7:30-10pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club of OC - Americans for Israeli/Palestinian Peace: "The Occupation of the American Mind" @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
We will view the popular video "The Occupation of the American Mind". The film provides a sweeping analysis of Israel's battle for the hearts, minds and tax dollars of the American people in the face of widening international condemnation of its policies with regard to the Palestinian people. The film features many well known commentators including Noam Chomsky, Norman Finkelstein, Phyllis Bennis and Rashid Khalidi. Discussion will follow. Please join us.

New Mar 21 Wednesday 5:30am-7:30pm, Santa Ana -> San Diego: RFOC Caravan to San Diego - Resist Trump's Fascist Agenda @ Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center SARTC, 1000 E. Santa Ana Blvd.
Donald Trump will be in San Diego on March 13 to cement and promote his regime's new order of: 'Make America White Again'. This will not go unchallenged. Refuse Fascism Orange County will be hosting a carpool caravan to San Diego at 6:00 AM sharp, departing from the south side of the SARTC by 6:15. We will be joining up with Women's March San Diego once there. https://www.facebook.com/events/1943666632628171/ This will be an all-day event. Let's build the movement to drive out the Trump/Pence Regime.

new Mar 21 Wednesday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: OC District Attorney Candidates Forum @ Phillips Hall Theatre at Santa Ana College, 1530 W 17th St
The Orange County District Attorney has tremendous power to make decisions that impact the lives of millions of people, their families, and entire communities. In fact, the OCDA serves over 3 million residents with a budget of $138.8 million (FY 2016-2017). During this forum, the Candidates for OCDA will engage with a panel of local leaders to discuss topics including but not limited to:   - Youth   - Police   - Mass incarceration   - Immigration   - Prosecutorial misconduct   Join us to #MeetYourDA . Learn about the role of District Attorney's in the issues we care about most and what you can do in your community. This Candidates' Forum is part of a series of events hosted by the PEOPLE's Coalition (People for the Ethical Operation of Prosecutors and Law Enforcement). The PEOPLE's Coalition works in conjunction with the statewide "Hey! Meet Your DA" campaign. More information can be found here:   https://meetyourda.org/

New Mar 22 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Indivisible CA39: Action Planning Meeting @ Fullerton Police Department, 237 W Commonwealth Ave
We have new Action Committee Leaders and they need your help! Please join Diane Offner and Sophia Alexander in planning Indivisible CA39's next steps and activities.   Meet in the lovely Mural Room at Fullerton PD.All members are welcome to participate. Please R.S.V.P. to (909) 624-0995

New Mar 24 Saturday 8am-3pm, Anaheim: Womxn of Color Conference: "Claiming Our Power, Unapologetic Womxn Of Color" @ Lincoln (Abraham) Elementary, 1413 E Broadway
The first annual Womxn of Color Conference that will teach Womxn and Girls how to recognize systematic, political, culture and social implications of misogyny. Womxn of Color will come together to this event to change culture and claim their power by promoting: self-love, being heard, feeling safe, speaking out and unapologetically advocating for their rights.The event will host a variety of workshops including how to run for office, how to use emotional intelligence for youth and adults, how to report sexual harassment and how to address a toxic relationship along with other information to empower womxn of color. The panelists and keynote speakers will be revolutionary womxn, that speak truth to power about changing culture and being unapologetically real about rising against all odds.

new Mar 24 Saturday 8:30am-3pm, Santa Ana: LGBT Center OC: OC LGBTQ Youth Convening 2018 @ Spurgeon Intermediate, 2701 W 5th St
The OC LGBTQ Youth Convening is a day long conference organized by Youth Leaders from Youth Empowered to Act (YETA). We have a full day of workshops, presenters, resources and tools to help everyone create safe, affirming and inclusive spaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth in Orange County. This event is FREE and registration is now open More info on speakers and presenters coming soon! Tickets available here,

new Mar 24 Saturday 9-11am, San Clemente: March for Our Lives - South OC @ San Clemente Public Library, 242 Avenida del Mar
Thoughts and prayers are not enough to honor the victims of gun violence. What we need now is action. On March 24, 2018, students will rally in Washington D.C and in local communities across the country to demand action from our leaders. Join us as we support our students in the "March For Our Lives," as we fight for an America that is free from gun violence. March For Our Lives is created by, inspired by, and led by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings that has become all too familiar.School safety is not a political issue. There cannot be two sides to doing everything in our power to ensure the lives and futures of children who are at risk of dying when they should be learning, playing, and growing. The mission and focus of March For Our Lives is to demand that a comprehensive and effective bill be immediately brought before Congress to address these gun issues. No special interest group, no political agenda is more critical than timely passage of legislation to effectively address the gun violence issues that are rampant in our country. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us in solidarity as we support the students on this effort. Details to include location and time are TBD. Facebook listing here.

Mar 24 Saturday 9:30am-1:30pm, Santa Ana: Women For: 33rd Orange County Great American Write-In @ Delhi Center, 505 E Central Ave
The Great American Write-In is a free annual event offered to the public by Women For: Orange County to provide community members with the means to influence policy decisions by writing letters to their legislators. Every year, fifty plus organizations and advocacy groups present information regarding some of today's most vital issues, including education, health care, human and civil rights and the environment. Attendees visit participants' tables and then voice their opinions by generating letters and postcards to government and corporate decision-makers in the hopes of bringing about positive change. At our last Write-In in January 2017, we had almost700 attendees and sent out over 4400 individual mailings. Participating organizations are asked to reservice their tables by Jan 19. This year, we will have an early-bird booth registration fee of $50, which will increase to $60 after January 31. Please send a check for the appropriate amount, payable to Women For: Orange County, to Felicity Figueroa at 36 Blazing Star, Irvine, CA 92604. As you are aware, we fill up quickly. If your organization would like to participate, but cannot pay until a later date, please let us know before the deadline above. We can usually make some arrangement, but we do need to know if you are planning to attend. If you have questions, please contact Felicity Figueroa 949/733-0850 or felicitynf@aol.com if you have any questions. www.womenfororangecounty.org eventbrite.com/e/33rd-annual-great-american-write-in-registration-42648170827

new Mar 24 Saturday 10am-noon, Irvine: "Nevertheless, She Persisted" Women's History Month Breakfast 2018 @ Oak Creek Golf Club, 1 Golf Club Dr
Join Democratic women across Orange County to honor women in politics and government who stand strong for our values. Early bird tickets $35 through March 10. Hosted by Democratic Party of OC, Democratic Women of South OC, and Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club. Tickets & Info: https://secure.actblue. com/donate/womenshistory2018. To purchase a table of 12, please contact Caryn Puma at Caryn@OCDemocrats.org or call (714) 634-3367. To purchase by check, please make check payable to: Democratic Party of OC and mail to: DPOC, 1916 W Chapman Ave, Orange CA 92868

new Mar 24 Saturday 10am-1:30pm, Huntington Beach: March For Our Lives @ Lake Park to Huntington Beach City Hall, 2000 Main St.
The kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today. http://act.everytown.org/event/march-our-lives-events_attend/9118

new Mar 24 Saturday noon-10pm, Anaheim: The Decolonizing Mental Health Festival @ 10841 Garza
LA and OC counties coming together in unity for a day of mental health workshops and entertainment. Our native youth have the highest amount of suicide deaths than any other ethnic group. Our goal is to raise awareness about mental illnesses in our communities and link our people to the resources that best fit their mental and spiritual needs. MC for the event is Cihuatl Tecolotl. Program includes Live Bands, Mental Health Workshops, Guest Speakers, Spoken Word, Indigenous Vendors, Tacos Tacos Tacos, Resource booths. For more information or to find out how you can be a vendor connect with Michelle Castillo (562) 533-0373 micheg13@gmail.com or Roberto Chaparro at (818)522-6007 email: MaiiMusicandArtCenter@gmail.com. Additional info: facebook.com/events/340330649802628

new Mar 24 Saturday 2-5pm, Santa Ana: March For Our Lives @ Delhi Park, 730 E Warner Centennial Regional Park, 3000 W Edinger Ave
Save The Date! The kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today. marchforourlives.com/  In OC, we will be marching in solidarity with them immediately following the Great American Write-In
The kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today. Please join our community page: facebook.com/marchforourlivesoc and https:// www.marchforourlives.com/  Co-hosts for this event: California Federation of Teachers, Canyon Democrats, Code Blue Orange County, College Democrats at UCI, Courage Campaign OC, Democrats of Greater Irvine, HB Huddle, ICNA Council for Social Justice, Indivisible CA39, Indivisible OC 45, Indivisible OC 46, Indivisible OC 48, Moms Demand Action - CA, OC Pride, Orange County Brady Campaign Chapter, Orange County High School Democrats, Orange County Voter Information Project, Orange County Young Democrats, Organizing for Action- Orange County, CA, Our Revolution Costa Mesa, Our Revolution Santa Ana, Pantsuit Nation Orange County, Resist Here, Together We Will Orange County, Women for American Values and Ethics - WAVE, Women For: Orange County. We continue to Members of the community are invited to assist in the execution of this event. See updates here.

New Mar 25 Sunday 10:30am-2:00pm, Fountain Valley: 'Flip the House' Blue Wave Canvass and Refreshments @ Green Valley Recreation Assn., 10739 Los Jardines W.
Ride the Blue Wave. Please join to knock on fellow Democrats' doors as we Flip the OC 2018. 10:30-11:00a Food, Check in, Training & Assignments. 11:00a Canvass. 1:15p Food & Debrief/share thoughts. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing and bring sunscreen and a hat. Please sign up using the following link: www.volunteersignup.org/KWXCR

New Mar 26 Monday 7-9pm, Costa Mesa: Our Revolution Costa Mesa: CA48 Candidate Town Hall @ Fairview Community Church, 2525 Fairview Rd
California's 48th congressional district is currently represented by Republican Dana Rohrabacher. He needs to be replaced and Our Revolution Costa Mesa wants to do everything we can to help make that happen. From climate change denial to being anti immigration to a concerning relationship with Russia, Dana Rohrabacher no longer represents the values of his constituents. All candidates running to be elected are invited.

New Mar 27 Tuesday 8-11am, Santa Ana: Defend Sanctuary: Stand Up to the OC Supervisors @ 333 W Santa Ana Blvd.
After Los Alamitos chose to betray its community and follow the attacks brought forth by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the state of California over the Sanctuary Law (SB 54) that protects our immigrant communities from ICE and deportations the County of Orange has become emboldened to join the administration's anti-immigrant efforts and challenge the State of California by refusing to comply with SB 54. It comes as no surprise that one of the most conservative counties in the nation in which the Sheriff openly supports the administration's white supremacist agenda is considering this. This is a call to action to stand up for our immigrant communities and let the county supervisors know that these attacks are not welcome anymore! Let's show up this Tuesday to the OC Board of Supervisors Meeting!

New Mar 27 Tuesday 5:30-9:30pm, Anaheim: Anaheim Keep Your Promise @ 200 Anaheim City Hall
Once again we need to show up and make sure the City of Anaheim continues to fly the Pride flag every year as promised. Please come and support the LGBTQ community as Councilman Jose Moreno introduces a city code allowing a "Commemorative" flag to be flown on the city flag poll on Harvey Milk Day! Be early and please feel free to share your thoughts during open comments!

New Mar 27 Tuesday 6pm, Irvine: Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter General Meeting @ 9 Sundset River
Please bring potluck snack food. Agenda includes: intros, your take on 2017 plus many other topics, reports and action items. For more info, contact Dr Bill Honigman 949-246-6283, @DrBillH, Progressive Democrats of America (PDAmerica); www.pdamerica.org, @pdamerica

New Mar 27 Tuesday 6:30-9pm, Irvine: League of Women Voters of Orange Coast: Solutions for the Homeless @ University United Methodist Church Irvine, 18422 Culver Dr.
Visit the calendar on our website for complete information https://my.lwv.org/california/orange-coast/calendar

New Mar 27 Tuesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative book club discussion: New Jim Crow @ Youth-on-the-Move, Inc. Hqt., 1850 E. 17th Street #103
For 2018, we are going to go chapter-by-chapter through The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander for our monthly book club discussion. In March, we will read Chapter 2. We will be using The New Jim Crow Study Guide and Call to Action to frame our discussions, which can be downloaded for free here: http://www.newjimcroworganizing.org/studyguide-free.html We will discuss Chapter 3 during our April reading discussion. After we finish the book, we will read Building a Movement to End the New Jim Crow and then at the end of the year we will watch the film 13th by Ava DuVernay. You are welcome to bring food for yourself or to share! There is a large free parking lot directly behind the building off of 16th St.

New Mar 27 Tuesday 7:30-9pm, Irvine: Amnesty International @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy.
It's time for writing letters to those in a position of power and influence and asking for unconditional support of human rights. You are more than welcome joining Amnesty OC monthly meeting. Agenda: *Letter signing for 6 urgent amnesty cases *What's the next step after March for Our Lives? *Monthly Activity Report **We meet in Plumer Hall, the building at the back of the church. Entry off of Alton Pkwy is closed because of construction and access to the church shall be off of Creek Road and Woodbridge community** This event is free and open to Public and Refreshment will be served

[canceled] Mar 28 Wednesday 6-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Digital Organizing 101: Win Local with Petition Campaigns: by Chispa @ El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N Ross St.
[Will be rescheduling this workshop for a future date.]   Digital Organizing: Want to know what it is, what it's not, how you can use it, and the pieces of integrating on-line work into your efforts?Digital organizing is a key pillar (but not a silver bullet) of any work to protect, defend, and promote our communities today.At Chispa, we're building tools, platforms, and expertise to help local Latinx change makers add digital organizing as a core tool in their tool belt.In this workshop, we'll use real examples to share the principles and practices of combining on-the-ground work with online petitions and other digital tools to win the change our communities need.We will also practice writing petitions and developing organizing strategies that leverage your online support with on-the ground-action to maximize your impact.

New Mar 28 Wednesday 6-8pm, Irvine: National Women's Political Caucus - OC Meet OC Women Running for State Assembly @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Meet the only 3 pro-choice, progressive women running against the conservative men! Melissa Fazli: AD 55 Michelle Duman: AD 68 Cottie Petrie-Norris :AD 74 Fee: $5(Members), $10 (Non-Members) - includes light meal Don't forget to register for Wednesday's meeting. The fee goest up at the door nwpcoc.org/calendar

New Mar 28 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Rapid Response Network Leadership Trainings Keeping Workplaces & Community Health Centers Safe @ Mix Academy, 1010 W 17th St.
The OC Rapid Response Network will host 9 Leadership Trainings that will give an overview of immigration issues including topics like health access, legal rights & advocacy, emergency family planning, protections for students on campus, workplace protections, and immigration enforcement. The 9 trainings will consist of readings, videos, lectures, discussions and panels. By attending one or all the sessions, participants will get a deeper understanding of the issues impacting immigrants in Orange County. Participants can build off this knowledge to work towards equity and justice in their communities, organizations, schools and workplaces. Free Dinner (6pm-7pm) and Spanish Translation will be provided. Dates of Future Trainings: April 4th, 11th, 18th Future Topics Titles Include: The Real ID and Traveling Across States Trans Liberation, ICE Contracts, & the Santa Ana City Jail Local Entanglements with ICE and the OC Sheriff's Department Collaborative Partners: Coalition of OC Community Health Centers, UCI School of Law Immigrant Rights Clinic

New Mar 29 Thursday noon-1pm, Newport Beach: Dana Rohrabacher: Protect the ACA And Stop The Sabotage! @ Sunset Ridge Park
Join us as we overlook Newport Beach to remember the vital importance that healthcare plays in our lives - and the lives that are at stake every day until representatives like Dana Rohrabacher are out of office. Studies show that regardless of your political party, our stories and concerns make an impact. To share how affordable access to healthcare has impacted your life please fill out the form below: https://goo.gl/forms/WQqMzRvj3eOmRcwF2 Last year, we stood in unity against a Republican healthcare bill that would have taken healthcare away from millions. Dana Rohrabacher voted for the AHCA to take away healthcare coverage from over 40,000 of his own constituents alone. We cannot and will not go backward, and we WILL hold Rep. Rohrabacher accountable for his actions. Please use the parking lot on Superior Ave; the event location is up the hill. Thank you

New Mar 29 Thursday 5-7pm, Newport Beach: Give a Blue Wave Mimi's Donors @ 4 Needlegrass, Newport Coast
Please bring your best sign! Mimi Walters is holding an exclusive $2,700 dinner just for her wealthy donors; we are going to welcome visitors as the come to her fundraiser to make sure they see the blue wave! This is a gated community, so we recommend that some people will stand by the front gate (33.60611, -117.8091) and others will stand by the back gate (33.602771, -117.804417). Just copy and paste these coordinates in Google map

new Mar 29 Thursday 5:30-8:30pm, Anaheim: OC Labor Federation: 18th Annual Solidarity Leadership Awards Dinner @ Anaheim Conventin Ctr, 800 W Katella
For more information, call George Doctorian at 714.385.1534 and visit http://www.events.org/cpage.aspx?e=114497

New Mar 29 Thursday 6-8pm, Los Alamitos: Vigil for Diversity @ Laurel Park, Corner of Katella Ave and Bloomfield St
A community gathering to unite and celebrate our diverse community inspired by the courage of local residents who have spoken out against recent efforts to sow fear and division in the community. This corner is a safe and visible place for the community to display signs, chants, songs and electric candles in front of rush-hour Traffic. Please bring American flags and symbols from your countries of your origin if you so choose, as well as signs with positive messages like, "Immigrants Are Welcome Here!" and "Honk If You Support Diversity!" Our goal is to unite rather than divide the community. We are committed to being a peaceful and positive presence working for unity in Los Alamitos. At 7pm we invite you to gather in the Sanctuary at the Community Congregational United Church of Christ less than a block away at 4111 Katella Avenue, to create a safe and sacred place for us to speak our minds, support each other, and organize our next steps. The Los Alamitos City Council is clinging to the past and dividing our community...together with our youth, we are uniting our community and leading to the future! For more info, https://www.facebook.com/events/171710380141691/

new Mar 29 Thursday 6-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Know Hate in the LGBTQ Community @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St
Join the LGBT Center OC and the OC Human Relations Commission to learn about and discuss hate in the LGBTQ community. What does hate look like in our community? How can we understand hate and respond as a community to hateful speech and actions? Engage in a real discussion of how bias, prejudice and hate manifest in the LGBTQ community. Learn about hate crimes, hate incidents and reporting. Explore ways we can denounce ALL acts of hate in the LGBTQ community. Pizza and drinks provided! Let's work together to know, understand and change hate in the LGBTQ community.Questions: Contact Laura Kanter at the LGBT Center OC 714-953-5428 x206. Register here.

New Mar 29 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Fullerton: 39th Congressional District Candidate Forum @ Fullerton Community Center, 340 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Rick Reiff, Editor at Large for the OC Business Journal will moderate the forum by North OC Chamber. Join as we introduce the candidates:   Bob Huff   Sam Jammal   Young Kim   Shawn Nelson   Andy Thorburn   Mai-Khanh TranFree, but registration is requested.

New Mar 30 Friday 6-7:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Environmental Justice Community Meeting @ Makara Ctr for the Arts, 811 N Main
Join OC Environmental Justice (OCEJ) for its first monthly community meeting for a conversation on what environmental justice looks like in OC. Get involved and join the EJ in Orange County!Please arrived promptly. Street metered parking available around the venue. Bring a water jug.

New Mar 31 Saturday 9-10am, Irvine: Farrah's Irvine Listening Tour: Farrah N. Khan for Irvine City Council 2018 @ Sootha Coffee, 4840 Irvine Blvd Ste 111
I'm touring all of Irvine to hear your concerns. We need a representative on Irvine City Council that represents the people. Come and have coffee with me as we discuss issues most important to you. #FarrahPutsResidentsFirst

New Mar 31 Saturday 10am-noon, Orange: Santa Ana Riverbed Roundtable & OC Poverty Alleviation Coalition Volunteer Orientation @ 635 N Eckhoff St, Ste. L
Volunteers needed from across the county. For more info, contact Mohammed Aly at (714)414-3736.

New Mar 31 Saturday 10am-4pm, Santa Ana: Building Power through Grassroots Organizing Part 2 @ Latino Health Access, 450 W 4th St, Ste 130
Join Chispa and Santa Ana Building Healthy Communities for part 2 of the our series in organizing community-centered electoral campaigns. This training will focus on nuts and bolts of building a voter universe, organizing a field operation, and putting together a success canvassing plan.


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New Apr 1 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
GPOC will be discussing and providing direction to the Orange County Delegates to the GPCA Standing General Assembly (SGA). If you cannot attend this meeting please review and send your recommendations to the GPOC Secretary approximateman@earthlink.net . Please see http://sga.cagreens.org/vote/index for a list of all items to be discussed or go to the alternative website https://www.sjcgreens.org/sga_vote_general_info.   The GPOC County Council meeting will immediately follow the General Meeting. All attendees are welcome to stay and view the business aspects of running the Green Party during the County Council meeting. https://greenpartyoc.wordpress.com/coming-events/

New Apr 2 Monday 6-8pm, Irvine: Surviving Peace @ University Of California, Irvine at Social Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room #1517
Surviving Peace asks why the Israelis and the Palestinians—both extremely resourceful and innovative people in every other field of endeavor—suffer from stagnation of thinking and lack of imagination and innovation when it comes to making peace.
Surviving Peace, a documentary film, exposes the two-state solution as a non-viable option for ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Join The Olive Tree Initiative for a screening and a Q&A with the creator, Josef Avesar.

New Apr 2 Monday 6-9pm, Huntington Beach: Immigrants Are Welcome Here @ City of Huntington Beach City Council Meeting,
Please join Oak View ComUNIDAD in solidarity and stand up for the Huntington Beach immigrant community living here and throughout the nation. Oak View is home to the largest LatinX community in Huntington Beach and for many years has been the victim of environmental injustice, social inequalities and treated as a separate and unwelcome part of Huntington Beach. Mayor Mike Posey said in a statement that he and Councilman Erik Peterson want Surf City to discuss Sacramento's so-called 'Sanctuary State' bills, such as Senate Bill 54, Assembly Bill 450 and AB103, at Monday's council meeting. In a news release, Posey said immigrants "all represent a threat to public safety." When Mayor Posey says all immigrants represent a threat to public safety, that is hate against immigrants and serves no purpose but to stir up bigotry and hate. It is designed to secure votes for his own re-election in Nov. In November 2014, Chief of Police Robert Handy introduced a new policing program to reduce juvenile- and gang-related crime in Oak View. Eight officers were assigned to the community to act as liaisons between the department and the residents. The close ties HBPD has forged with the community seem to have worked, according to Handy, since crime there had dropped 20% by 2016. This anti-immigrant rhetoric Mayor Posey and Peterson are pushing is that of the racist Donald J Trump and  they are pandering to the GOP from their non-partisan city council seats. This is not the way to represent all of HB, and in fact will alienate many voters. This is not a "local control" issue as they have falsely espoused, it is a political move engineered to fuel fear.  Huntington Beach has a history of Ku Klux Klan and Neo Nazis. The anti-immigrant movement in 1990s began here  with resident Barbara Coe (CCIR) and her push for Prop 187. Today Huntington Beach is home to White Nationalist, Rise Above Movement (RAM) https://www.splcenter.org/hate-map. To counter this hate and promote acceptance and recognition of immigrants, residents are encouraged to attend the City Council meeting and speak out in support of the immigrant community.

New Apr 2 Monday 7-8:30pm, Anaheim: Housing is a Human Right: Collaboration & Execution with Peacebuilders of OC @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, UUCA, 511 S Harbor Blvd
Take part in Peacebuilders' campaign to put a funding measure on the ballot for housing to end homelessness. Strategize for rapid response to unfolding developments. Increase capacity for change through trainings. To see the schedule for the weekly meetings (on Mondays), refer to the calendar at our website: summerofthepeople.org

new Apr 3 Tuesday 7-9pm, Irvine: 48th District Congressional Debate Series: Environment and Climate @ UCI Student Center, 311 W Peltason
With the primary election in June and ample candidates to research into and ultimately choose from, Indivisible OC 48 our partners Will be hosting the 48th District Congressional Debate Series. This debate is the third in a four part series with five candidates (to be determined based on their Voter Support Score) to hear where each candidate stands on the issues that are important to the District. For Enviroment & Climate, we provide a platform for constituents to question the top five candidates on issues of platform, and policy on the very important issues surrounding our Enviroment and Climate, including Offshore Drilling, Clean Water Access, Alternative Energy Solutions, and Environmental Protections and Regulations Enviroment and Climate is being hosted by Indivisible OC 48 and other Community Partners.

New Apr 4 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Tustin: OC for Climate Action Planning Meeting @ REI, 2962 El Camino Real
This is our final joint planning meeting with OC Clean Power before our major CCE event on April 11. We will provide a final update on our upcoming conference, "Understanding Community Choice Energy and Its Opportunities," on April 11, 2018, at UCI. We are also looking for volunteers to help with some important tasks on the day of the event. Please try to attend this planning meeting if you are able to help on April 11. It takes a village.

New Apr 4 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Rapid Response Network Leadership Trainings Real ID Act and Traveling Across States @ Mix Academy, 1010 W 17th St.
The OC Rapid Response Network will host 9 Leadership Trainings that will give an overview of immigration issues including topics like health access, legal rights & advocacy, emergency family planning, protections for students on campus, workplace protections, and immigration enforcement. The 9 trainings will consist of readings, videos, lectures, discussions and panels. By attending one or all the sessions, participants will get a deeper understanding of the issues impacting immigrants in Orange County. Participants can build off this knowledge to work towards equity and justice in their communities, organizations, schools and workplaces. Free Dinner (6pm-7pm) and Spanish Translation will be provided. Dates of Future Trainings: April 11th, 18th Future Topics Titles Include: Trans Liberation, ICE Contracts, & the Santa Ana City Jail Local Entanglements with ICE and the OC Sheriff's Department

New Apr 5 Thursday 8am-5:30pm, Orange: 4th Annual Local Government Conference: Will California Ever Learn How to House Itself? @ Chapman University, Beckman Hall 404, George Bush Conference Center,
It's hard to overstate the challenges posed by today's California housing crisis. The average price of buying a house is now two-and-a-half times the national average, rents are at historic highs, and the state's homeownership rate is the lowest it's been since the Second World War. But this crisis is even worse, as it impacts virtually every institution in the state. Housing shortages and the resulting high prices have become a huge drag on the state's businesses and economy. As people commute further to find affordable housing, their health worsens, traffic thickens and children have less time with their families. Evictions are up, and, in almost every major city of the state, the homeless are more visible than ever before. And, more broadly, the failure of markets, governments and communities to address the crisis exposes structural problems with planning, taxation, environmental regulation and all levels of government, especially the local. What do we know about the nature and causes of the California housing calamity? What have the market and governmental responses so far accomplished? How can Californians and their local governments, after failing to meet their own housing for decades, dig out of their housing hole and create housing that serves our communities in the future? This event is free and open to the public, but a reservation is required. Click here to RSVP. Parking for this event is in West Campus Structure at 200 N Cypress Street. Campus shuttles will be available at the West Campus Structure every 20 minutes.

New Apr 5 Thursday 12:30-1:30pm, Irvine: Mimi Walters, Stand up for OC Children! Stand up for OC Lives! @ Mimi Walters' District Office, 3333 Michelson Dr
Mimi Walters refuses to stop accepting NRA money! Despite her constituents asking her to support common-sense gun laws, she instead has co-sponsored conceal carry reciprocity legislation that would enable the weakest conceal carry permits to become recognized here in our state. Enough is enough! College Dems @ UCSD, SoCal Health Care, Indivisible La Jolla are holding a press conference and a demonstration to continue to keep the pressure on Rep. Walters and demand that she stand up for OC students and OC lives!
Just like students are kept accountable with a report card, these groups will be delivering a report card to Rep. Mimi Walters's office to let her know that she is being grading too!

New Apr 5 Thursday 6-9pm, Garden Grove: Bird Dogging Training @ UniteHere Local 111, 3252 Garden Grove Blvd Ste 200
Birddog training with Paul Davis from Housing Works Inc. (the nation's largest community-based AIDS service and activist organization) to learn proven techniques to speak truth to power, amplify voices and change the direction of this country. Only 40 tickets available; register here.  “Birddogging” is an activist tactic of putting a policy maker on the spot, in public, and hopefully on camera, with inescapable, bullet proof questions. This form of simple, direct advocacy, when applied consistently, is amazingly effective. Training will include developing key questions and organizing into district action teams to leverage power. For further information, questions and location details please email Monica Curca or Victor Valladeres; Monica@activatelabs.org, packerfan714@gmail.com. This event is co-sponsored by Activate Labs, Arab American Civic Council, L.E.A.N. (Law Enforcement Accountability Network, UniteHere Local 11, and OakView Comunidad. Learn more about Paul and BirdDog Nation at http://inthesetimes.com/article/20140/interviews-for-resistance-bird-dogging-to-stop-trumpcare-in-the-senate

New Apr 5 Thursday 6:30-9:30pm, Huntington Beach: Democratic Club of West OC Taco Thursday @ Don Ramon's Mexican Restaurant, 16961 Goldenwest St
It's time again for DCWOC's annual taco social night! We're scheduled a little earlier than usual this year, in advance of the June primary. Campaigns are ramping up and candidates are reaching out.
PRE-PRIMARY TACO THURSDAY will be your opportunity to meet, greet, and engage with local candidates, office holders, and fellow voters. Hear for yourself what they have to say! 
RESERVE ONLINE AT:
https:// secure.actblue.com/ contribute/page/tacos2018Have questions? Need more info?
Are you a candidate and want to be added to the program???
Email DCWOCeventRSVP@yahoo.com or call Julie at 562-857-9831. More info: facebook.com/events/210333423043500

New Apr 5 Thursday 7-9pm, Garden Grove: OC Queer & Trans People of Color Social & Potluck @ APAIT OC, 12900 Garden Grove Blvd, Ste 220A
Feel free to bring a dish or snacks if you can or just come kick it and meet with other Queer/Trans people of color from Orange County. Some food, games, activities, and discussion topics will be provided and planned for. Here are some of the intentions we have set out for this space:   Community Building, Networking/Career development, Sharing of resources (immediate needs, food, shelter, etc.), Make friends/Share space, - Eating/Healing, Organizing and Solidarity, Sharing skills and knowledge, Games and fun, ADA Accessible. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding accessibility contact Tobias at 510-302-5088 or tbsvsqz@gmail.com This is a sober and fragrance-free event and this space is intended and reserved for self-identifying Trans and/or Queer People of Color in OC.

New Apr 6 Friday 6:30-8:30pm, Tustin: Democratic Socialists of America-OC: Electoral Politics Committee Meeting @ Bardot Bars & Coffee, 662 El Camino Real
Join us as we work on candidate questionnaires, endorsements for the June primary, and a candidate guide for the primary.

New Apr 7 (2nd) Saturday 10am, Santa Ana: OC Peace Coalition Meeting @ Law Offices of Frank Barbaro, 111 N Broadway
Date represents move to first Saturday of month for April only. Focus will be on upcoming peace actions in OC and especially the Poor People's Campaign. For information, contact Pat Alviso at 562-833-8035 or MFSO-OC@earthlink.net.

New Apr 7 Saturday 5:30-7pm, Irvine: Dave Min Town Hall For Our Lives @ 18271 W. McDurmott Suite H.
Please join us for a town hall and conversation on gun violence. To send a message to Rep. Walters, Paul Ryan, and the rest of Donald Trump's friends in Congress, I've been holding town halls since I became a candidate. It's this kind of accessible and transparent representation that elected leaders should practice, and I'm showing you the kind of representative I intend to be.For our 5th town hall, we invite you to volunteer with our beforehand to reach out to the voters in the 45th Congressional District.

NEW Apr 8 Sunday 11pm, Santa Ana: OC May Day Collective meeting @ OC Environmental Justice, 1905 East 17th St. room 325
http://ocmdc.org

NEW Apr 8 Sunday 11-4pm, Santa Ana: Art Festival @ 1901 Walnut St, Corner of Walnut & Daisy
Showcasing the theater play on #tierrascomunitarias brought to you by local Santanerxs. Plus music, activities for kids, art, cumbias, neighbors, family. Come learn about the hella empty lots in Santa Ana! So much work and labor of love has been put in by your community. Show up, talk with your neighbors and dance! sa-bhc.org Community Land Trust tierrascomunitarias@gmail.com

New Apr 8 Sunday 1-4pm, Costa Mesa: HB Huddle: #FlipThe48th @ 570 W. 18th. St.
We continue our voter registration efforts. If each pair registers 4 - 8 people per shift, we will be one step closer to flipping the 48th and taking back the House.We'll provide all of the clipboards and materials you'll need for a successful canvass. Please bring a fully charged smartphone and download the application called PDI Mobile Connect, available for Android and iPhone through the app store. This application allows us to record all data automatically. If you don't have a smartphone, don't worry, we'll partner you with someone who does.We start every event with a comprehensive Canvassing 101 training before sending everyone out in pairs. Bring comfortable shoes, some water, and we'll see you there!Please be advised: this canvass is candidate neutral, candidate specific gear/literature will not be handed out

New Apr 9 Monday 2-9pm, Orange: People on the Move: An Exploration of Global Displacement @ Chapman University - Beckman Hall
Themes of this conference include: root causes of human displacement and migrant and refugee flows the ideologies and policies that shape responses to human displacement ways in which migrant and refugee movements are re-shaping the nation-state how collective identities shape the displacement experience the political economy of human displacement the perspectives, goals, and voices of migrants and refugees. Additional information: facebook.com/events/1749818568410424
For ticket info: https://events.chapman.edu/40461

New Apr 9 Monday 5pm, Los Alamitos: Residents Defend Sanctuary and Immigrant Rights @ Los Alamitos City Hall Lawn (3191 Katella Ave.)
Los Alamitos Community United, a grassroots coalition that formed in response to Los Alamitos City Council's March 19th anti-sanctuary ordinance, will hold a press conference to express our strong opposition to Ordinance 2018-03. The attempt by Los Alamitos City Council members to "opt-out" of the California Values Act does not reflect the values of community members in Los Alamitos who value immigrants and celebrate diversity. Prior to our press conference on April 9th, 2018, immigrant rights organizations Resilience OC and Orange County Immigrant Youth United (OCIYU) will file a public records act request to uncover the truth behind a coordinated effort by hate groups targeting local governments in Orange County.   Media Contacts:   Rev. Sam Pullen, Community Congregational United Church of Christ, Los Alamitos (760) 275-7874, pastorsam@ccucclosal.org   Salvador Sarmiento, National Day Laborer Organizing Network, (202) 746-2099, sgsarmiento@ndlon.org

New Apr 9 Monday 6-7:15pm, Orange: Displacement in the West Bank: A Conversation with Eid Suleman @ Beckman Hall 404, Chapman University
Please join us for a free dinner and presentation by Palestinian activist and artist, Eid Suleman. This event is part of the International Studies Department's conference called People on the Move: An Exploration of Global Displacement and the Refugee Crisis.   During dinner, you'll be able to hear about Eid's activism, his experience living under occupation and the threat of demolition, and his hopes for the future.   Eid Suleman is a resident of J Street U Chapman's partner community, the Bedouin community of Um al Khair in the occupied West Bank. Um Al Khair is under threat of demolition, and Eid works to create international awareness of his village's situation. In addition to hosting visitors and lobbying tech companies in Silicon Valley to put his village on the map, Eid is a self-taught artist whose art has been displayed in numerous galleries and exhibitions around the world, from Berlin to Ramallah.

New Apr 9 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Newport Beach: Imagine Action OC: Think Nationally, Act Locally - Challenges for Social Justice @ Think Nationally, Act Locally - Challenges for Social Justice
General meeting and monthly speaker series with these informative, relevant and dynamic speakers. Note, there are only two more meetings before the Primaries. Find out how to participate and get involved in our efforts to create change!!! Get the latest updates from Imagine Action OC and hear from our speakers and candidate: Sylvia Kim, Regional Director of Asian American Advancing Justice, speaking about the impact of local politics on their community-based work. Sylvia is passionate about multi-ethnic human rights issues and the local impact here in OC. Kenneth Stahl, Professor and Director of the Environmental Land Use & Real Estate Law Program at Chapman University speaking about zoning, housing and people experiencing homelessness. Duke Nguyen about his candidacy for OC Sheriff: "My candidacy for OC Sheriff is making the Sheriff's department work for all the diverse residents of our great county. I want to revitalize an old, and archaic system and evolve it into something that works for our community, not against it." John Stephens, Costa Mesa City Council member, shares insights into how local politics impact social issues in OC.

New Apr 9 Monday 7-9pm, Irvine: Students for Justice in Palestine Gaza Now @ UC Irvine, UC Social Sciences Trailer 103
Gaza Now:   What is happening in Gaza?   What is the Great Return March? Presented by Taher Herzallah, from American Muslims for Palestine Snacks will be provided

New Apr 10 Tuesday 11:30am-1:30pm, Irvine: National Women's Political Caucus - OC: Celebrate Equal Pay Day Luncheon @ Caspian Restaurant, 14100 Culver Dr
Special Guest Speaker: Susan Bisom-Rapp, Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Scholarship, and Professor of Law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. A scholar of international and comparative workplace law, she published her most recent book with co-author Malcolm Sargeant, Lifetime Disadvantage, Discrimination & the Gendered Workforce (Cambridge University Press 2016). Susan is a founder of the law school's Annual Women & the Law Conference Series, co-director of the law school's Employee Rights Self-Help Clinic, former director of the Center for Law & Social Justice, & teaches Torts, International & Comparative Employment Law, & Labor Law. In 2007, she was elected a member of the American Law Institute.

New Apr 10 Tuesday 2pm, Santa Ana: Defend Sanctuary @ El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N. Ross St.
Coalition of groups meeting to plan defence of California Value's Act from cities passing resoutions opposing SB54

New Apr 10 Tuesday 4:30-8pm, Orange: March to Protect Immigrants @ The Piazza at Chapman University
The CA Values Act (SB-54) was passed in October of 2017 to ensure that no state or local resources are diverted to fuel any attempt by the federal government to carry out mass deportations. But in the past few weeks, several cities in Orange County have been trying to sue the state for SB-54. This is on the city of Orange's agenda for the NEXT CITY COUNCIL MEETING on Tuesday, April 10th. More than one in four Californians are immigrants and half of the children in California have one immigrant parent. Suing SB-54 puts Californians in danger. Please join us in protecting immigrants' rights in CA by marching to Orange City Council on Tuesday and demanding that they vote NO on the resolution that opposes SB-54. We also encourage people to speak up in support of SB-54 during the public comments section of the meeting.

New Apr 10 Tuesday 5:30-8:30pm, Mission Viejo: Saddleback Young Democrats A Discussion on Gun Violence @ Saddleback College
Join Saddleback Young Democrats in hearing local candidates and experts discuss the issue of gun violence in America and possible reforms. Part of the evening will be a discussion of the options adults/parents can use from programs by MOMs, Brady and Sandy Hook Promise! Speakers include Saddleback Young Democrats endorsed candidates like congressional candidate and former Marine Colonel Doug Applegate of the 49th, FBi consultant and candidate of the 48th Omar Saddiqui. Including candidates running for state office such as Marggie Castellano for State Senate, District 36 and others!

New Apr 10 Tuesday 5:30-8pm, Capistrano Beach: Progressives of South OC @ Agostino's By The Sea, 34700 Pacific Coast Hwy. Ste. 100
Local high school students will speak out about gun violence, voter registration with young people, money in politics, and environmental activism. Social hour and dinner from the restaurant menu starting at 5:30. Meeting at 7. RSVP required for admittance. Contact SOCProgressives@gmail.com

New Apr 10 Tuesday 6pm, Orange: Support SB54 @ Orange City Hall, 300 E. Chapman Ave.
At next Tuesday's City Council meeting, 2 members of the Orange City Council are introducing a resolution in support of Orange County's opposition to the California Value's Act (SB54). You can find the resolution in the link under Item Number 5.1 (p 10):   https://www.cityoforange.org/DocumentCenter/View/6469   We need folks, and especially those who live in Orange, to flood the city council meeting in support of our immigrant and undocumented communities!

New Apr 11 Wednesday 6-10pm, Orange: OC Young Democrats General Membership Meeting: OCYD Endorsements @ Democratic Party of OC, 1916 W. Chapman Ave. Ste. B.
Concerned about the state of our county's elected officials?  Want a say in who the largest contingent of young Democrats in Orange County endorses for the June primary? All current OCYD members are permitted to vote for every endorsement. “Current” membership means the member has paid dues, or been granted a waiver of dues, sometime between March 21, 2017 and March 21, 2018.Additional information found on our website:
http://ocyd.org/ ocyds-endorsements-outline/Santa   more info: facebook.com/events/1380864825393422
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New Apr 11 Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm, Westminster: Defend Sanctuary City @ Westminster City Hall, 8200 Westminster Blvd.
In light of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Session lawsuit to challenge California's Sanctuary State Law SB 54, the City of Alamitos, the Orange County Board of Supervisors, and the City of Westminster have followed suit by proposing to opt out of Sanctuary State and to end protections for our immigrant communities. This is a call to action to stand up for our immigrant communities and let the city council know we will rise together, as one, against their acts of discrimination and scapegoating. Let's show up at City Council Meeting!#ICEOutofOC #OCRisesAsOne #DefendSanctuary #NotMyOC

New Apr 12 Thursday 4-7pm, Santa Ana: LGBT Center OC: Dialogue on LGBTQ Justice for Candidates @ LGBT Center on 4th St, 305 E 4th St, Ste 200
Discussion with OC LGBTQ leaders and activists about social justice issues facing the LGBTQ community in 2018. This forum is for candidates and campaign staffers who wish to authentically support the LGBTQ community. Our goal is to enlighten your campaign on who the LGBTQ community is and how to best represent us. There will be an opportunity to meet and greet and enjoy some light snacks. The program will begin promptly at 5 pm. Please bring any questions you have including your LGBTQ issue statements and your campaign literature.

New Apr 12 Thursday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC @ San Juan Hills Golf Club, 32120 San Juan Creek Rd
This will be a fast-paced, action-oriented meeting with time for socializing and dining too! Cast your endorsement vote for Congressional District 49. Hear presentation and Q&A with county OC candidates: Duke Nguyen - Sheriff, Brett Murdock - District Attorney, Nathaniel Epstein - Assessor, David Dodson - Board of Equalization, 4th District, Mary Navarro - Board of Education, District 5. "Recruiting and Supporting Local Candidates" with Debra Lewis, Dana Point Councilwoman and "How We Win" in June and beyond! with Linda May, Chair of Grassroots Organizing for the Democratic Party of Orange County. Purchase tickets here.

New Apr 12 Thursday 6pm, Huntington Beach: Human Flow Documentary Screening @ Golden West Collge, 941 Gothard
Golden West College's Center for Peace, Justice, and Sustainability, in conjunction with GWC's Intercultural Program and Living Ubuntu, a local nonprofit, present a free screening of the powerful documentary film Human Flow as the kickoff to the 2018 Golden West College Peace Conference. Admission is free. Free Parking in Lot I. Refreshments will be served. Screening begins at 6:30pm, with a moderated discussion to follow. For more info, contact: Ffarazdaghi@gwc.cccd.edu. To register visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/human-flow-documentary-screening-tickets-44137579689?invite=&err=29&referrer=&discount=&affiliate=&eventpassword=   About the Film: Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact.

NEW Apr 12 Thursday 6-9pm, To be provided: OC Organizing Crew: High Level Social Media Training @ Location provided with sign-up
This is a high-level social media training designed to win campaigns provided for people who would like to be part of the OC Organizing Crew Social Media Team. To sign up, go to https://www.volunteersignup.org/JMMPA and scroll down to the event "4/12 Social Media Training."

NEW Apr 13 Friday 6pm, Santa Ana: OC May Day Collective meeting @ Sanctuary Sound, 115 W 4th St.
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New Apr 14 Saturday 9:30am-2:30pm, Santa Ana: Poor People's Campaign: National Nonviolent Moral Fusion Direct Action Training @ First Congregational Church, 2555 Santiago St.
Poor People's Campaign was created on December 4, 1967, by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), and its leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to address the impact of poverty on the lives of millions of Americans. The campaign fell by the wayside when Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated on April 4, 1968 and has been revived by Reverend Dr. William Barber, who has said,  “A National Call for Moral Revival is uniting tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation's distorted morality. We need you to step up and join our efforts.” The OC Chapter is looking for leaders and volunteers to help with any of the 5 working committees: Arts & Culture, Legal, Communication, Organizing and Political Education, and Nonviolent Civil Disobedience. To get involved, check out our website at:
ocpoorpeoplescampaign.com or email lisapedersen99@gmail.com.

New Apr 14 Saturday 10:30am, Fullerton: Rally for Science @ City Hall, 303 W Commonwealth
Satellite event for National Science. Update: the Rally is now insured and permitted! This is a family-friendly event to support evidence-based science. This is a follow-up to our successful Fullerton March for Science last year, which drew nearly 2,000 participants. We envision the event to be primarily a rally (to reduce permit costs). But those able to will be invited to march on the sidewalk with your banners and signs west on Commonwealth from City Hall to Library Lane, north on Library Lane to Amerige, east on Amerige to Highland, then south on Amerige back to Commonwealth. (Note that the Faces of Fullerton event will be running from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Plaza on Wilshire on the same day as our event, so we are keeping our activities at or near City Hall so as not to interfere. Also Rally participants are encouraged to check out Faces of Fullerton after our event ends.) For more info FullertonRallyforScience2018.com.

NEW Apr 14 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Santa Ana: OC NAACP April General Meeting @ OC NAACP, Second Baptist Church, 4300 Westminster Ave.
This meeting is the group's Juneteenth Celebration, review of participation at the Great American Write-In, upcoming events and other topics. All are welcome!

New Apr 14 Saturday 3pm, Irvine: Progressive Democrats of America OC Endorsement Meeting for CD49 @ home of Ron Varasteh, 9 Sunset River
Reminder: eligible PDA members have received a notice of this endorsement meeting. Eligible voters have been in the PDA national database for no less than 90 days and added to the database priro to Jan 15, 2018. This will be a very special Endorsement Meeting because two chapters host it in two locations simultaneously connected by video call. San Diego location: The Sizzler, 3755 Murphy Canyon Rd.
Candidate Questionnaire went out to the Democrats running in CA-49. Two Candidates responded by the deadline and will participate in the meeting.  They are Doug Applegate and Mike Levin. With Second Notice, eligible voters will receive (by email) links to the Questionnaire Responses by these candidates. Please review these responses carefully before the meeting. The Candidates will be invited to speak (time limited) and to briefly answer questions before the vote.

New Apr 15 Sunday 10am-1pm, Anaheim: Democratic Socialists of America - OC Canvas to help repeal Costa-Hawkins pt.2: @ 440 N Euclid Street
We are continuing our canvassing efforts in Anaheim! As some of you may know, rent control is very difficult to pass in California cities and regions due to the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act. Tenant groups, socialist organizations, and housing justice groups have been attempting to repeal this act and allow cities the option to pass rent control and prevent the displacement of many existing residents.We'll be canvassing as part of a statewide effort to get the repeal on the ballot. Join us in front of the Walmart to help gather signatures.

New Apr 15 Sunday noon-5pm, Santa Ana: Connecting the Dots: Finding Compassion Despite Our Differences @ Delhi Center, 505 East Central Ave.
LIVING UBUNTU PRESENTS: - Gene Baur, Co-Founder and President, Farm Sanctuary - Claire Jean Kim, Professor, Political Science and Asian American Studies, UC Irvine - Katie-Jay Scott, Chief Operating Officer, i-ACT Vegan Cooking Demo (& Lunch): - Joni Marie Newman, Vegan Chef and Author, Just the Food https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connecting-the-dots-finding-compassion-despite-our-differences-tickets-43460731217 Human Animals * Non-Human Animals * Planet Earth

New Apr 15 Sunday 1-3:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative Gentrification Workshop @ Youth-on-the-Move, Inc. Hqt., 1850 E. 17th Street #103
Join us for a workshop on gentrification presented by Chican@s Unidos and Protege Santa Ana - Against Gentrification. Gentrification is a process in which local, working class people and businesses get pushed out by developers, realtors, and investors to make room for wealthier people and larger businesses. This process is particularly harmful to working class communities of color, who are met with increased policing, unaffordable housing and evictions, and the overall cleansing of our cultures. We welcome you to bring your own snacks or snacks to share! There is a large free parking lot directly behind the building off of 16th St.

NEW Apr 15 Sunday 2pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine Monthly Meeting @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Special guests include Rev. Mark Whitlock, who has served as pastor of the COR A.M.E. Church in Irvine sing 1998. He is renown speaker and community  leader. Agenda includes a special presentation on Community Choice Energy aggregation from OC Clean Power and the OC Democratic Party endorsed candidates for Sheriff, Duke Nguyen, and County Assessor, Nathaniel Epstein will be introduced. Duke Nguyen is running for OC Sheriff with over 26 years of law enforcement experience working at the Santa Ana Police department and now at the LA District Attorney's office in the JSID division. Nate Epstein is running for OC Assessor, and has lived and worked in Orange County as a planning and trust litigation attorney for nearly a decade. RSVP for the meeting at facebook.com/events/629932247349190/

New Apr 15 Sunday 5:30-7:30pm, Fullerton: People for Housing OC - Happy Hour Meet Up: Pizza & Beer @ Bootlegger's Brewery, 130 S Highland Ave.
Come out for an evening of networking and conversation with others concerned about housing in Orange County! We moved the time up because it's a school/work night. There's an awesome pizza place next door, Two Saucy Broads. You buy your beer, and we'll buy the pizza!

New Apr 15 Sunday 7-9pm, Fullerton: Free Discussion Society: "How do we get active in improving the state of mental health in our communities?" @ Max Bloom's Cafe Noir, 220 N Malden Ave
Welcome to the end of apathy. We are here to take an active role in cultivating ideas and developing solutions, to harness the power of discussion and critical thinking. We are here to spread the most valuable commodities that we have, knowledge and information. The only way to end apathy is for our voices to be heard, welcome to the Free Discussion Society.

New Apr 16 Monday 4-10pm, Los Alamitos: Defend Sanctuary @ 3191 Katella Ave.
Los Alamitos City Council has decided to take on the side on of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and continue the attacks on the immigrant community. By passing a resolution 4-1, the city is now on its way to passing an ordinance that goes against the Values Act (SB 54) and consequently, make it easier for ICE to continue deporting the members of our community This is a call to action to stand up for immigrant communities a\ nd let the city council know residents will rise together, as one, against their acts of discrimination and scapegoating. Supporters of immigrants are encouraged to attend this Los Alamitos' City Council Meeting! #ICEOutofOC #OCRisesAsOne #DefendSanctuary

NEW Apr 16 Monday 6:30pm, Fullerton: Indivisible CA39 "What You Do Matters" @ Fullerton Community Center, 340 W Commonwealth
"What You Do Matters" with guest speaker Mirvette Judeh. An American Muslim of Palestinian descent born in Puerto Rico, Mirvette speaks Spanish, French, and two dialects of Arabic fluently. She will be share how and why she became involved in activism and how others can make a difference. Anyone who has met Mirvette will attest to her vivacious personality and powerful speaking presence, which she uses to great effect as a dedicated advocate for fair voting rights and social justice. In addition: Learn the news on how members may or may not support congressional candidates. Agenda includes info on an opportunity to phone bank for Joe Kerr, running for supervisor, a film trailer from Phyllis Copp and news from Indivisible StateWide. Plus, an explanation of an app that provides alerts to phone calls and actions. A $5 donation is welcome, but not required.

NEW Apr 17 Tuesday 5:30-8:30pm, Newport Beach: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club @ OASIS Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave.
Guest speakers will include Jennifer Koh, Immigration Attorney and Professor of Law at Western College of Law, Hans Keirstead, Candidate for United States Congress California District 48, Brendon Perkins, OC Board of Supervisors District 2 Candidate. Free parking available, cost: $15 (free for NBWDC Members), light refreshments provided. Networking at 5:30. RSVP here https://tinyurl.com/y7vwteyh

New Apr 17 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousins Club of OC: Josef Avesar "Surviving Peace" @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Josef Avesar, attorney and director of the film "Surviving Peace", will speak on a critical peace issue. When Israel was established in 1948, Thousands of Palestinians lost their homes and property and became refugees. The recent Gaza protest in which some Palestinians were killed by Israeli soldiers, called for their right of return. Mr. Avesar will suggest solutions for a peaceful outcome.  Discussion will follow. The entrance is on the far left of the parking lot, and "Community Meeting Room" is on the door. Annual Cousin Club dues are $10. Support for 2018 is appreciated.

NEW Apr 18 Wednesday 6:30-9pm, Irvine: "Still for Standing Rock" with Grandfather Jumping Buffalo in a Personal Appearance @ The Museum of Woman, 17905 Sky Park Circle #A
6:30 pm doors open; 7-9 pm ceremony and prayers for Standing Rock and Mother Earth's water   Grandfather Jumping Buffalo has asked to return to "his sisters and brothers" at The Museum of Woman to dance in sacred ceremony and pray with us for the continuing stand for Standing Rock. Join us for this wonderful surprise visit from the sixth-generation son of Sitting Bull, and a leader of the Standing Rock movement for Mother Earth's water.

New Apr 18 Wednesday 7pm, PBS: So Cal Sustaining CA: Debbie Cook Interview @ PBS So Cal, KOCE Channel
The debate continues on whether North Orange County will receive approvals to build a massive desalination project in Huntington Beach. Attracting media attention has always been challenging, especially from local television stations. Fortunately, one local investigative reporter, David Nazar at PBS So Cal continues to follow this story. As part of a new program called "Sustaining California," the first half hour show will consist of a segment on Poseidon including interviews with former Huntington Beach Mayor Debbie Cook and Poseidon lobbyist, former Senator Barbara Boxer. Debbie Cook has served as Mayor and Council Member in Huntington Beach. She was also an original member of the California Desalination Commission. With degrees in Earth Science and Law, she is well equipped to tackle the issues of energy and water use.

NEW Apr 19 Thursday 3:30pm, Huntington Beach: Moms Demand Action Rally: Dana Rohrabacher-Enough Is Enough! Stand Up To the NRA! @ Outside Rohrabacher Office, 1 Huntington Beach Pier
In a coalition event with other groups (Indivisible 48, March for Our Lives OC, OCVIP, Together We Will OC, and SoCal Health Care Coalition) Moms Demand Action will be hosting a rally outside Rep. Dana Rohrbacher's office and a press conference and demonstration to remind California that Rohrabacher doesn't represent these groups or the 48th District. Just as students are given a report card to hold them accountable, the rally will include a report card that shows just how strong Dana's loyalty to the gun lobby is. RSVP here.

NEW Apr 19 Thursday 7pm, Irvine: Homelessness in Orange County: The Demographics, Causes, Costs and Solutions @ Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences & Engineering, 100 Academy Way
Agenda: Welcoming Remarks by Nancy Gardner, Orange County River Park; Introduction to Cost Study by Carla Vargas, O.C. United Way; The Characteristics, Causes and Costs of Homelessness in Orange County by David A. Snow and Rachel Goldberg, Department of Sociology, UC Irvine; Housing Alternatives and Solutions by  Helen Cameron, Jamboree Housing and Margie Wakeham, Families Forward; The Politics and Impacts of Homelessness byRichard Matthew, Associate Dean, Social Ecology & Director-Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation, UC Irvine, and Noberto Santana, Jr., Voice of O.C.; The View from Newport Beach and Beyond by Councilman Jeff Herdman, City of Newport Beach; Officer Tony Yim, City of Newport Beach Police Department; Mayor Don Wagner, City of Irvine;United to End Homelessness Initiative by Carla Vargas, O.C. United Way; Questions and Answers; Reception. Program is at http://newkirkcenter.uci.edu/homelessnessinocprogram/ The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP to the Newkirk Center for Science and Society here.

New Apr 19 Thursday 7-9pm, Irvine: United Nations Assoc. OC Chapter Women Affinity Group Meeting @ Pacifica Institute, 18022 Cowan, Ste 100
Turkish women are faced with one of the biggest human rights crises in modern day Turkish history. This event will present the current women's issues in Turkey and women's stories. No charge for the event. RSVP requested to joy.adams0@gmail.com or 949/235-3603. Light refreshments will be served.

new Apr 20 Friday 8am-5pm, Santa Ana: Santa Ana Building Healthy Communities Thrive Conference @ Delhi Center, 505 E Central Ave.
THRIVE Conference:   "Santa Ana Community Development in Action"Learn local and national community-based models & obtain tools for community-driven development.Keynote speakers: Ananya Roy and America BrachoSessions include: Community Land Trusts   Alternative Economies   Transportation Oriented Development   Urban Agriculture   Tools for Organizing   Role of Government   Free event, community members, residents and practitioners welcome.

NEW Apr 20 Friday 8am-9pm, Anaheim: CAIR: Challenging Islamophobia With My Vote @ Islamic Institute of Orange County, 1220 N State College Blvd.
Join us for a discussion about how we can use our voices to confront and overcome Islamophobia. Together, we will examine the ways in which we can empower ourselves and our communities through our vote. Speakers will include: Khaled Beydoun, author of "American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear," Hussam Ayloush, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Los Angeles, and volunteers and activists from IIOC. There will be a book signing with Professor Beydoun prior to the event, so we encourage attendees to arrive early to purchase a signed copy of the book.We hope to see you there!

New Apr 20 Friday 8:30am-5pm, Huntington Beach: 12th Annual Golden West College Peace Conference-Peace and the Global Economy: Emerging Issues and Practical Solutions @ Golden West College Student Center, 15744 Goldenwest St.
The 2018 Peace Conference will focus on the vital role of economics in helping to shape societies defined by social justice, environmental sustainability, and cultural equity. Topics include Ethical Business Models, Sustainable Communities, Artificial Intelligence and Our Future, Economic Growth vs. Societal Well-Being, Social and Environmental Justice, Real vs Hidden Costs of Healthcare. Free admission for GWC students with advance registration. $25 for General Public - $40 at the door. Registration fee includes vegan breakfast and lunch plus conference materials and gifts. Free parking in Lots B and C. Registration and tickets available here.

NEW Apr 20 Friday 11am, Irvine: South Orange County 4 Change Rally/Student Walkout @ Bill Barber Park, 4 Civic Ctr Plaza
Students from South Orange County schools will be walking out of class to protest gun violence. They will rally at a nearby park with speakers in support of common sense gun laws. Please join Moms Demand Action to support the young people on their quest for a safer world!

New Apr 21 Saturday 9-11am, Costa Mesa: Coffee & Donuts in the Park~Meet & Greet the Candidates @ Estancia Park, 1900 Adams Ave
Complimentary Coffee and Donuts for Meet & Greet at Estancia Park in Costa Mesa. Attendees will hear from three candidates: Katrina Foley for Mayor of Costa Mesa, Mary Navarro for OC Board of Education and Brendon Perkins for OC Supervisor. The event is hosted by Patty Weir Turrell.

New Apr 21 Saturday 9:30am-noon, Huntington Beach: Eating, Drinking, and Living for Our Planet @ Carden Conservatory Elementary School, 5702 Clark Dr.
Celebrate Earth Day/Weekend with us! Andy Shrader will speak on how your diet impacts the planet, and Ray Hiemstra will speak on how Poseidon desal impacts the planet and your pocket. We'll also be giving away our grand prize, an EcoBee smart thermostat ($240 value), to the winner of our OhmConnect energy contest. Please join us for all of that, our wonderful HB Huddle team, and more!

new Apr 21 Saturday 9:30am-2pm, Santa Ana: Radical Planning Escuelita @ El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N. Ross St.
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New Apr 21 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Freedom from Religion Foundation v. Chino Valley Unified School District - Protecting Schools from Establishment Clause Violations David Kaloyanides @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Four members of the Chino Unified School District are connected to a church and organization involved in a nationwide push for Christian teaching and prayer in public schools. They have engaged in proselytizing and reading from the Bible during board meetings. In Nov, the FFRF and individual plaintiffs sued the Board for violating the Establishment Clause. Kaloyanides represented the FFRF in this case. He has practiced law in federal courts for 25 years and has worked as counsel for the American Humanist Assoc and the FFRF. For more info, www.au-oc.og ,   mail@au-oc.org or 714/299-4551.

NEW Apr 21 Saturday 3-7pm, Santa Ana: Colectivo Tonantzin: Taller de nixtamal / Nixtamal Workshop @ 506 S. Halladay St.
Learn to cook corn with ash (instead of lime) and make tortillas. We will be using kernels we grew on the El Modena Citrus Lands.   Potluck   Bilingual workshop   There is no charge, but we want participants to help with the tasks involved in the workshop. More info: facebook.com/events/432796860484821
Aprenda a cocinar granos de maíz con ceniza (en lugar de cal) y hacer tortillas. Vamos a usar granos que produjimos en las Tierras Cítricas de El Modena.   Comida de traje   Taller bilingüe   No se cobra la entrada, pero queremos que lxs participantes ayuden con los trabajos del taller.

NEW Apr 22 Sunday 5pm, Orange: OC Interfaith Committee to Air Farm Workers Dinner/Fundraiser @ Temasters Hall, 140 S Marks Way
Guest speaker is Sonia Rodriguez, an educator who has worked in stateside offices in both California and Texas! Pre-paid reservations: $25, $10 students, $30 at  the door. Make your check out to the UFW (United Farm Workers), and send to Pam Presnall, 8502 E. Chapman Ave, #153, Orange, CA 92869. For more information, contact pampresnall@aol.com. Pre-paid reservations: $25, $10 students, $30 at  the door. Make your check out to the UFW (United Farm Workers), and send to Pam Presnall, 8502 E. Chapman Ave, #153, Orange, CA 92869. For more information, contact pampresnall@aol.com.

New Apr 22 Sunday 6pm, Brea: Earth Day Candidate Forum @ Brea Congregational United Church of Christ, 300 E Imperial Hwy.
Nonpartisan Forum Presented by Citizens' Climate Lobby

NEW Apr 23 Monday 5-6:45pm, Orange: We Stand United: Workshop & Rally for City Council Action @ UA Local 58, 21916 W Chapman Ave
Rally will recognize City Council officials who stood up for immigrants and safety with SB 54, the California Values Act, and empowering residents with tools and resources to hold elected officials accountable. RSVP for event (free) or donate to Democratic Party of OC here.

New Apr 23 Monday 7-10pm, Irvine: 48th District Congressional Debate Series: American Social Justice & Health @ UCI Student Center, 311 W Peltason Dr
This is the final debate of four-part series with five candidates (to be determined based on their Voter Support Score) to hear where each candidate stands on the issues that are important to the District. For American Social Justice & Healthcare, the event provides a platform for constituents to question the top five candidates on issues of platform, and policy on the very important issues surrounding our Social Justice and Healthcare, including LGBT+ Rights issues, Criminal Justice Reform, Healthcare legislation, and Mental Healthcare protections! American Social Justice & Healthcare is hosted by Indivisible OC 48, The ACLU OC Chapter, Health Access CA and Equality California! All tickets to this event are free, but if you would like to provide support, reserve one of our "Champion" Tickets, and donate the amount of your choosing. Register and donate here.

NEW Apr 24 Tuesday 3-5pm, Irvine: Global Partners for Sustainability: Abundant Land: Soil, Seeds, and Sovereignty Film Screening and discussion @ UC Irvine Cross-Cultural Center, 103 Gateway
Abundant Land is a 60-minute documentary which follows a group of Hawaiian residents on the island of Moloka'i as they oppose the biotech industry's use of their land to test pesticide resistant seeds and work to restore an integrated food system based on ancient Hawaiian farming practices and permaculture.

NEW Apr 24 Tuesday 7-9pm, Fullerton: CA 39: Keeping Up with the Candidates, a #YouthVote Event @ The Muckenthaler Cultural Center, 1201 W. Malvern Ave.
All across America, young people are FIRED UP about progressive issues, and are ready to vote and take back Congress in 2018. Candidates know that the #youthvote is going to be critical to winning races across the country, but we shouldn't be giving them our vote until we know how they would represent us once elected to office. So often these issues that young people care about-- like the cost of college, climate change, gun safety, and racial justice are left out of the mainstream conversation, but NextGen America is here to help you decide which candidate will best represent YOU once elected to office. Additional info: facebook.com/events/190428908410990

NEW Apr 24 Tuesday 7:30-8:30pm, Newport Beach: Amnesty International @ Plumer Hall, Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy.
Please see below at our Meeting page for an update on the parking situation. You will have to use the back parking lot of the church. At our meeting, we will cover upcoming events, discuss Amnesty International news and take action on the latest AI cases. We will also start work on our new Action File (prisoner case).Refreshments will be served.Cost: Free. Additional info: facebook.com/events/1070769256410423

New Apr 25 Wednesday 9:30am-12:30pm, Costa Mesa: California Alliance for Retired Americans: Congressional Candidate Forum @ Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church, 2845 Mesa Verde E
Hear what candidates say about protecting and improving Social Security, Medicare  and Medicare and their positions on other issues. Hear from Sha Na Na's Jon "Bowzer" Bauman, Pres. of Social Security Works PAC. Event is open to public; RSVP is required due to limited space. RSVP to 714/460-3542. Light refreshments provided.

NEW Apr 25 Wednesday 11am-1pm, Irvine: Women For:OC - Homelessness in the OC: Meet the Activists @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Trying to get nearly 5,000 homeless people in Orange County off the streets and into permanent housing has led to divisiveness and opposition among its citizens, city and county leaders, and the courts. Why are so many people living on the streets and what is being done to help them? Come and meet some local activists who are in the forefront of finding solutions.   Mohammed Aly is the founder of the Orange County Poverty Alleviation Coalition. As a lawyer drawn to civil rights, he is a tireless advocate for homeless people. Some people praise his passion, while others, especially County officials, dislike his confrontational approach.   Helen Cameron, is a Business Development Analyst at Jamboree Housing, which helps get and keep people off the streets. Jamboree builds housing that offers onsite counseling and other services and also works with communities to help counter NIMBYism.   Brooke Weitzman is an attorney with the ELDR Center, where she helps seniors, people with disabilities and their families to access affordable legal services, benefits and education. Brooke has also advocated for veterans, prisoners and homeless people.   Free and open to the public. Men are cordially invited. womenforoc@aol.com http://www.womenfororangecounty.org/

New Apr 25 Wednesday 7:30-9:30pm, Fullerton: Carl Wilkens: Beyond Genocide, Respect-Empathy-Inclusion @ Fullerton College, 321 East Chapman Avenue College Center, Conference Room 228
April is Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month   Come join Living Ubuntu for an inspiring evening of stories about finding allies among the enemy, restorative justice and more. More info: facebook.com/events/431659213939568

NEW Apr 27 Friday 10am-1pm, Fullerton: Symposium on Homelessness in OC @ CSUF - Titan Student Union, 800 North State College Boulevard
As the immediate needs of the riverbed and Civic Center populations are navigated with interim measures, the need for more permanent solutions is more pressing than ever. The Orange County United Way and Association of California Cities-Orange County have developed a 2,700 bed solution that can play a central role in longer-term, more comprehensive strategies. A central goal of the symposium is to provide a forum to present accurate information and research data on the homeless community and policy alternatives. More info here: http://commweb.fullerton.edu/jbruschke/CSUFHomesSymp/ Index.aspx   
More info here: http:// commweb.fullerton.edu/ jbruschke/CSUFHomesSymp/ Index.aspx   http://www.facebook.com/events/194656597994505/

NEW Apr 28 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: United Nations Association-OC Coffee Talk Series - Peace through Commerce @ 600 Parkcenter Dr
John L. Graham, PhD Professor Emeritus Director, Center for Global Leadership, is the guest speaker.  He is an expert in global marketing, international business negotiation, and businesses in Greater China and Japan. Learn more about UN Sustainable Development Goal 16 and how through trade, peace, justice and strong institutions can be established.

new Apr 28 Saturday 5-7pm, Buena Park: New Beginnings: A Performance by the Children of Childs-pace @ UFCW Local 324, 8530 Stanton Ave
Please save the date April 28 to join Childs-pace families, children, staff, and friends to see the children perform their interpretation of a new beginning. $5 entry Donation. Donations will go towards Childs-pace Summer field trips. To make an additional donation, click on the donate button on this page or visit our website at childs-pace.org.

New Apr 28 Saturday 6pm, Irvine: The LGBT Center OC's Indigo Ball @ Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree
The Center OC's biggest event of the year! The red carpet is almost ready at the gorgeous Hotel Irvine.  Enjoy an evening of glitz and glamour with present local musicians, live entertainment, delightful dinner and drinks, fabulous silent and live auctions and so much more.  Morgan McMichaels from RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars as this year's Emcee for the evening. This year's honorees include Human Rights Advocate & Olympic Gold Medalist Greg Louganis and LGBTQ Advocates the Duron Family. Join to help raise funds for the LGBT Center OC and purchase your tickets today here. For additional information on how to participate in this year's event, please contact Chandelle Loop at chandelle.loop@lgbtcenteroc.org or by phone at (714)953-5428 x204,

new Apr 28 Saturday 6-9pm, Irvine: Intro to TRE: Connection, Compassion & Community @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
What is challenging for one affects the whole and we recognize that the times we live in are extremely challenging for many people. In the spirit of Ubuntu we want to 'share what we have' and invite you to join us for an Intro to Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE). In addition to learning this method that helps calm the nervous system after stress or trauma, we want you to join us for a time to connect, re-connect and re-affirm living life compassionately. Free admission; vegan refreshments. The room has limited space. Please make sure to register here. If you register and then need to cancel, please notify us so someone else can take your spot. Contact email: info@livingubuntu.org

New Apr 28 Saturday 6-10pm, Costa Mesa: WAVE Fundraiser with Chelsea Handler, Karen Bass & Ted Lieu @ Westside Museum by Boathouse Collective, 729 Farad Street
WAVE is honored to welcome comedian, TV host, writer, and activist Chelsea Handler and Congressmembers Karen Bass and Ted Lieu to Orange County, CA.
"Like so many across the country, the presidential election and the countless events that have unfolded since have galvanized me. From the national level down to the grassroots, it's clear our decisions at the ballot box will mark a defining moment for our nation," Handler wrote on Twitter. "My goal is to be better informed, raise my voice, and participate in a more meaningful way. I want to travel the country and visit areas and people I don't know enough about and gain a better understanding."
Support of MAKE WAVES WITH CHELSEA HANDLER, SPECIAL GUESTS CONGRESSMEMBERS KAREN BASS AND TED LIEU is an opportunity to participate in a more meaningful way. With the funds raised, WAVE will register new voters, conduct outreach to immigrant and student communities, develop voter education materials, and mobilize voters in our four targeted congressional districts within Orange County. Funds raised through this event support Women for American Values and Ethics.
Visit https://wave4all.org/ for ticket info.

NEW Apr 29 Sunday 1:30-3pm, Aliso Viejo: Moms Demand Action - CA:New Member Meeting @ Temple Beth El of South Orange County, 2 Liberty
We will have a new member meeting to introduce everyone to Moms Demand Action. Find out what actions you can take to create change. Please RSVP in this link: http://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/10979/

NEW Apr 29 Sunday 11am-3pm, Santa Ana: Día del Niño/Day of the Child @ Birch Park, Birch St.
El Día Del Niño/Children's Day, a traditional Mexican holiday recognizes children, celebrates a child's importance in society, and promotes their well-being.   by El Día del Niño/Day of the Child-Santa Ana and El Centro Cultural de Mexico   This year's theme is Our Dreams have no limit.

NEW Apr 30 Monday noon, Orange: Democratic Foundation of OC: Panel Discussion with OC Board of Supervisor Candidates @ UA Local 582 Plumbers & Steamfitters Hall, 1916 W Chapman Ave
The Foundation is holding a panel discussion for the Democratic candidates vying to become the Orange County Supervisor for the 4th District. All Democratic candidates have been invited to participate in this event. Lunch will be served.  Audience questions will be compiled. No cost to Foundation members and members of the press; but please RSVP Here. There's a $15 charge for others.  Please RSVP and pay at here ; or if you'd rather pay by check or cash at the event, just RSVP here. Tickets: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/4thdistrictsup
For additional information, contact Ariana Arestegui at info@dfoc.com or by calling (714)979-4436.

NEW Apr 30 Monday 6:30-9pm, Costa Mesa: Our Revolution: CA48 Candidate Debate & Endorsement @ Fairview Community Church, 2525 Fairview Road
Our Revolution.  Costa Mesa would like to invite you to a Town Hall event with our select candidates for endorsement consideration. Battleground districts like CA48 will no longer sit idly by as establishment parties and big money donors preselect and pre-fund candidates that do not speak to the people, for the people.To flip this district from an incumbent re elected since 1988, we must endorse the candidate that can inspire and motivate progressives from every corner of the district to turn out and vote!The candidates debating will be Rachel Payne, Kevin Kensinger, & Harley Rouda.We plan on having food and music so get ready for a great time! Our candidates. Our votes. Our Revolution.


MAY

NEW May 1 Tuesday 8am-noon, Anaheim: OC Labor Federation May Day March & Rally @ Saint Boniface Catholic Church - Anaheim, 120 N Janss St.
Orange County Labor Federation together with a broad coalition of community groups, unions and concerned citizens will gather for a march on Tuesday, May 1st in celebration of International Workers' Day.   Join us and together show our support for the rights and contributions of all workers! Let's stand together as we continue to fight for equality, fairness, respect and dignity for ALL workers. Event Details:   8 AM - MASS (Optional)   o 9 AM - MARCH   o 11 AM - RALLY ( Pearson Park - 400 N. Harbor Blvd. Anaheim) Let's show Orange County that we will not be divided. See you in Anaheim!

new May 1 Tuesday 4pm, Santa Ana: OC May Day Collective annual May Day march and rally @ Sasscer Park, 500 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
Join the OC May Day Collective for our yearly march in Santa Ana as we make a stand for immigrant rights, workers rights, and human rights for all! Unete a nuestra marcha anual en Santa Ana. Estamos uniendos para apoyar derechos de inmigrantes, trabajadores, y derechos humanos para todos! ocmdc.org

NEW May 3 Thursday 7am, Newport Beach: Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council National Day of Prayer Breakfast United to End Homelessness @ Our Lady Queen of Angels, 2046 Mar Vista Dr
NMInterfaith Council National Day of Prayer Breakfast United to End Homelessness.Tickets are $20/person or $160/table of 8 with reserwww.nmiinterfaithcouncil.orgvation by May 1 via check or online at www.NMIinterfaithcouncil.org. $25/person at the door. Mail check to NMI Interfaith Council, PO Box 1175, Newport Beach 92659. For more info, www.nmiinterfaithcouncil.org and https://www.facebook.com/NMIIC

NEW May 3 Thursday 8am-4:30pm, Irvine: UNA:- Bridges OC 2018-Building Connections Fusture @ UCI Division of Continuing Education, 510 E Peltason Dr
United Nations Association-OC is sponsoring this full day of connection and collaboration, insights and innovation. Be inspired, join the conversation, network across disciplines and learn about important trends! UNA-OC members have discounted tickets! Continental breakfast and lunch. Please RSVP at unausaoc@gmail.com to get your discounted ticket code today!

new May 5 Saturday 6-7pm, Santa Ana: Cog•nate Collective: Regionalia Conversation "A conversation on Music and (Be)Longing" @ CSUF Grand Central Art Center, 125 N Broadway
Since 2010, Cog•nate Collective's work has sought to address various in the context of the Alta/Baja California border region, a terrain where the political boundary between the United States and Mexico is contested and negotiated not just on a rhetorical level, but at the scale of the everyday. This years exhibit includes work created over the span of nearly 4 years that the artists have served as artists-in-residence at Grand Central Art Center, establishing numerous collaborations with residents, students and community groups in the region.  Throughout the exhibition from Mar 3 to Jun 17, Cog•nate and Grand Central Art Center will be hosting a series of conversations around citizenship and belonging, central topics explored through the projects on view.  This conversation will ask "Whose streets? A conversation on Activism and (Be)Longing;" on Sat Jun 2 — 6-7pm, "Who do you root for? A conversation on Sports and (Be)Longing."

NEW May 6 Sunday 11am-noon, Huntington Beach: Surf + March with Jeux De Vagues and Oceana Southern California @ 14th Street to HB Pier
Surf: 8-10am Huntington Beach (14th Street) March: 11-noon to HB Pier Please join us in making a statement to our elected representatives that we stand in solidarity against new offshore drilling on our coast. Come one, come all, with picnics, surfboards, signs, and voices. Let's make waves and be heard!
RSVP: surfandmarch.eventbrite.com   ppppSpeakers: • Nancy Hastings, Oceana   • Kim Hamrock, former surfing world champion and author   • Jericho Poppler, former surfing world champion and environmentalist• Katherine Terrell, surfer and business owner   Additional information: facebook.com/events/128580854659563

NEW May 7 Monday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC Meeting & Dinner @ San Juan Hills Golf Club, 32120 San Juan Creek Road
Young Democrats: Standing Up and Speaking Out...The Power of the Youth Movement! Following the tragic Parkland shootings, student activists nationwide are demanding change. Some local high schoolers are at the forefront of this movement and they are coming to speak at this meeting! Jackson Hinkle, a Senior at San Clemente High School, who helped organize the recent anti-gun violence rally, and who is also featured in this week's San Clemente Times (p19), will be emceeing the program which showcases this impressive, inspiring and passionate group of leaders. The program includes: Sutton Loughran: Youth Activism & Gun Reform; Landon Russell: Youth Voter Registration & the Power of Social Media to Create Change; Jake Rybczyk: Getting Money out of Politics; Olivia Fu: Immigration & Sanctuary: Its effect on Schools;   Jackson Hinkle: Environmental Activism by Young People. And more! Purchase ticket here.

NEW May 15 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Newport Beach: Newport Bch Women's Democratic Club & Imagine Action Meeting @ Newport Beach Public Library, 1000 Avocado Ave
The Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club and Imagine Action OC May Meeting will feature guest speaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Filmmaker, Founder/CEO and Second Lady of California, and Julia Peacock, Candidate for United States Congress CA District 42. Free parking available; admission is free; RSVP required https://bit.ly/2K2yn5GSpecial Jennifer Siebel Newsom is the wife of California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, is a filmmaker, CEO, advocate, and thought leader. After graduating from Stanford's Graduate School of Business, she wrote, directed, and produced the 2011 award-winning documentary Miss Representation and launched The Representation Project, a nonprofit that uses film and media as a catalyst for cultural transformation. Her second film as a director, The Mask You Live In, premiered in 2015 and explores how America's narrow definition of masculinity is harming boys, men, and society at large. Jennifer is also an executive producer on two Emmy Award-Winning documentaries, The Invisible War and The Hunting Ground, and she serves on the Advisory Council for the Imagine Kids Bus Project, as well as the Common Sense Media Gender Initiative. Jennifer resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and their four young children.

New May 19 Saturday 7am-noon, Huntington Beach: Earth Day and 5K Run for Banning Ranch Conservancy @ Parking lot @ Beach Blvd & PCH
Banning Ranch Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to preserve, acquire, conserve and manage the entire Banning Ranch as permanent public open space, park and coastal nature preserve. It is the last large parcel of unprotected coastal open space remaining in Southern California and home to countless species of native plants and animals.  Over 19 special status/rare species have been identified on Banning Ranch. For more details and to sign up, go here.

NEW May 19 Saturday 10am-1pm, Yorba Linda: OC Equality Coalition: Our Stories OC - Altnernative Book Fair for Kids of all Ages @ Community Ctr, Activity Room B, 4501 Casa Lorna Ave
Orange County is home to children of all backgrounds, abilities, identities and dreams. Often, their stories are not heard. This “alternative book fair” will feature books about children and young people of all kinds and topics that are central to community identity. The book fair will feature book readings and signings by local authors, a varied collection of books for sale, a youth art gallery and a resource fair. Meet local authors and browse books by Sharon Chappell, Bruce Edlen, Sarah Rafael Garcia, Shruthi Rao, Amila Roy Shah, Scott Sussman. Hear readings by award-winning authors Shereen Rahming, Jessica Herthel aand Lis Leyson. Learn more and RSVP at ocequality@gmail.com and follow OCEC on Facebook.

new May 19 Saturday 11am-1pm, Huntington Beach: Hands Across the Sand @ Northside HB Pier
At noon participants will join hands for 15 minutes drawing a line in thee sand for a simple and clear message: No to dirty fuels, Yes to Clean Energy. There will be an opportunity for a beach cleanup from 12:30 pm-1:00 pm. Participants are encouraged to take public transportation, ride your bike, carpool. Other organizations joining us: TBA. The philosophy of HANDS: This is an opportunity of global importance. This is an opportunity for any person from all over the world to gather together and become active in helping to change our world energy policies to ensure a sustainable planet. What are we trying to accomplish? On a local, national and global level joining hands sendes a powerful visual message of human solidarity. Unified in the defense of the air we breath, the water we drink and the food we consume from dangerous, dirty energy sources. Every time people join hands that message is reinforced. A line in the sand is a powerful thing.

New May 20 Sunday 1-3:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative - Anne Braden White Southern Allies @ Youth-on-the-Move, Inc. Hqt., 1850 E. 17th. Street #103
Lynn Burnett will be offering a lecture, followed by a facilitated discussion, about the radical white southerner Anne Braden and her involvement in the civil rights movement. We'll hone in on the moments in Anne's life that allowed her to shift her consciousness away from supporting segregation, and towards ultimately becoming a trusted ally and friend of movement leaders including Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., and Ella Baker. We'll also bring our attention to organizing and movement strategies, and reflect on what we personally find most meaningful from Anne's story. We welcome you to bring your own snacks or snacks to share! There is a large free parking lot directly behind the building off of 16th St.  More info: facebook.com/events/1903770963006805

New May 29 Tuesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative book club discussion New Jim Crow @ Youth-on-the-Move, Inc. Hqt., 1850 E. 17th. Street #103
For 2018, we are going to go chapter-by-chapter through The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander for our monthly book club discussion. In May, we will read Chapter 4. We will be using The New Jim Crow Study Guide and Call to Action to frame our discussions, which can be downloaded for free here: http:// www.newjimcroworganizing.or g/studyguide-free.htmlWe will discuss Chapter 5 during our June reading discussion. After we finish the book, we will read Building a Movement to End the New Jim Crow and then at the end of the year we will watch the film 13th by Ava DuVernay. You are welcome to bring food for yourself or to share! There is a large free parking lot directly behind the building off of 16th St.


REPEATING EVENTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesdays, 7pm, Santa Ana Junta de Voluntarios/Volunteer Meeting El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N Ross St, Santa Ana, CA 92701 elcentroculturaldemexico.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(2nd Wednesday), 7-10pm, Santa Ana: CopWatch Santa Ana General Meeting/Community Forum El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N. Ross St.
You are invited to come participate in direct-action based barrio organizing against the police state. Every 2nd wed. of the month at 7pm.   Professional childcare will be provided.   Agents of the state including the Santa Ana Police Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement are NOT welcomed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Addresses

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

Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Avenue, Irvine, CA 92618   in the same parking lot as the Irvine Ranch Water District Offices. Turn in the driveway off of Sand Canyon as usual, but just after the island in the middle of the driveway ends, turn LEFT and park as far to the left of the new building as possible. The new Community meeting room is on the far left side of the new building The entrance is on the far left of the parking lot and "Community Meeting Room" is on the door.
Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 15 Riparian View, Irvine 92612 irwd.com/images/pdf/education/SJWS%20Map%20Aug%202012.pdf http://www.irwd.com/images/pdf/education/Marsh%20Campus%20Buildings%20Map.pdf
Irvine Ranch Water District neither supports nor endorses the cause nor activities of organizations which use the District's meeting rooms that are made available as a public service.

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

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

Centro Cultural de México   837 N. Ross St., Santa Ana, CA 92701   elcentroculturaldemexico.org
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ADDITIONAL NOTICES

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hope to see some of you there!

Respect,

Christian

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