Weekly Orange County Progressive


Thursday February 11, 2016     Issue No. 662


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Jan 26 (4th Tuesday) 5:30-7pm, Orange: Peace Vigil by MFSO and CODEPINK

New Jan 26 Tuesday 6-8pm, Irvine: PDA Greater OC Chapter

Jan 26 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democrats

New Jan 26 Tuesday 7pm, Irvine: Planning meeting for Syrian refugee fundraiser

Jan 26 (4th Tuesday) 7-9pm, Orange: OC Peace Coalition general meeting

New Jan 27-29 Wednesday 8am-Friday 11pm, Irvine: Peace & Justice Week

New Jan 27 Wednesday 6:30pm, Anaheim: We The People's Map

Jan 28 Thursday 6:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Ecofeminism/Social Justice Community Reading Group discussing Ellie Laks' "My Gentle Barn: Creating a Sanctuary Where Animals Heal and Children Learn to Hope"

Jan 28 Thursday 6:30pm, Santa Ana: DPOC's Speaker Circuit - State Senate President Pro-Tempore Kevin de Léon

new Jan 29 Friday 5-8pm, Orange: "The World According to Monsanto" Film Screening and #OC4Bernie Voter Phone Outreach

[Rescheduled] Jan 30 Mar Saturday, Anaheim: United4Bernie OC ★ Enough is Enough Rally

New Jan 30 Saturday noon-2pm, Santa Ana: Community Artist forum for the Arts and Culture Masterplan

New Jan 30 Saturday 1-2pm, Santa Ana: Santa Ana Arts Engagement Week

new Jan 31 Sunday 11am-1:30pm, Santa Ana: UNA-USA OC Chapter Annual Brunch for Members and Friends - "The plight of refugees in a changing world"

New Jan 31 Sunday noon, Garden Grove: Viet Rainbow of OC First General Meeting

Jan 31 Sunday 1:30pm, Laguna Woods Village: Viewing of Documentary "Merchants of Doubt"

[Date change] Jan 31 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine - Planned Parenthood, Success Between Trials and Triumph: What 2016 Is Bringing?

Jan 31 Sunday 6:30-9pm, Irvine: Screening of Forks Over Knives


FEBRUARY

Feb 1 Monday 7-9pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees Volunteer DeBrief Meeting

New Feb 2 Tuesday 9am, Santa Ana: Say No to Detaining More Trans & Other Immigrants at City Jail

New Feb 2 Tuesday 5:30pm, Santa Ana: Santa Ana City Council to Vote on Proposal to Expand its ICE Jail Contract

New Feb 2 Tuesday 7pm, Laguna Beach: Cannabis on Council Agenda

New Feb 3 Wednesday noon-2:30pm, Santa Ana: Wrongful Conviction Rally

New Feb 3 Wednesday 6pm, San Clemente: Democratic Women of South OC - "Emotion, Morality and Politics"

Feb 3 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC Regular Meeting

Feb 4, Thursday 6-9pm, Fullerton: 1st Annual Democrats of North OC Award Dinner

New Feb 4 Thursday 6:30-9pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC - "Merchants of Doubt"

New Feb 4 Thursday 7-9:30pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace & Justice Coalition screening of "Selma"

new Feb 6, Saturday 9am, Anaheim: 36th Annual Orange County Black History Parade & Cultural Faire

New Feb 6 Saturday noon-4pm, Anaheim: Really, Really Free Market

new Feb 6, Saturday 1-3pm, Dana Point: Pachamama Alliance: Social Justice-What's that?

new Feb 6 Saturday 2pm, Santa Ana: Faces of Santa Ana, "Facing The Elephant In The Room"

New Feb 6 Saturday 5-8pm, Santa Ana: Free Voice of OC Monthly Event - The Art of Investigative Reporting

[Canceled] Feb 7 (1st Sunday) 7:30am-4pm, Huntington Beach: February Arlington West Memorial Canceled

New Feb 8 Monday 6-7pm, Irvine: OC NOW Board Meeting

New Feb 8 Monday 7-8:30pm, Orange: Pax Christi OC Gathering

New Feb 9 Tuesday 4:30pm, Anaheim: Final Vote for The Peoples Map in Anaheim

Feb 9 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Irvine: Panel on "Climate Change and how it effects our community"

New Feb 9 Tuesday 7pm, Capo Beach: Progressives of South OC - "Then and Now: The Changing Political Electorate of Orange County."

New Feb 10 Wednesday 9am, Santa Ana: Santa Ana-Townsend Injunction Court Hearing

New Feb 10 Wednesday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club with UCI Professor John Dombrink to discuss his book "The Twilight of Social Conservatism"

New Feb 10 Wednesday 7pm, Anaheim: OCYD February Meeting & 2016 Primary Endorsements

New Feb 10 Wednesday 7pm, Huntington Beach: February Meeting

Feb 11 Thursday 6:30pm, Newport Beach: Living Vegan

New Feb 12 Friday 9, 10 & 11am, Garden Grove: Free DACA Workshop, Initial & Renewal Applications

New Feb 12 Friday 6-9pm, Irvine: BernEaters Winter Quarter General Meeting and Phone Banking Event

New Feb 13 Saturday 8am, Garden Grove: March with VROC in the 2016 Tết Parade

Feb 13 Saturday 9:30am-noon Corona del Mar, Long Beach/10am-noon Brea: Monthly Meeting of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL)

New Feb 13 (2nd Saturday) 10am-noon, Irvine: OC Peace Coalition General Meeting

NEW Feb 13 Saturday 2-4pm, Anaheim: Naomi Klein, "This Changes Everthing" film showing

NEW Feb 14 Sunday 9am&11am, Santa Ana: Jim Wallis Discusses Book, "America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America"

New Feb 14 Sunday 1:30pm, Irvine: Humanist Association of OC - Celebrating Darwin Day

Feb 14 Sunday 2:30-5:30pm, Laguna Woods: Save the Date for Valentine's Day Celebration Hosted by Southern California Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women

New Feb 16 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club of OC "Weight of the War: Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley"

New Feb 17 Wednesday 6pm, Irvine: Social Justice In Islam: Addressing the Misconceptions of Terrorism

New Feb 20 Saturday 3-5:30pm, Laguna Woods: Celebrate Black History Month with African American Heritage Club

New Feb 20, Saturday 8:30am-5:30pm, Irvine: 2016 SoCal LGBT Health Conference "Intersections in Queer Health: Never a Single Story"

Feb 20, Saturday 9am-5pm, Fullerton: CSUF Social Justice Summit

New Feb 20 Saturday 5pm, Garden Grove: Fundraiser for Walter Muneton, Candidate for Garden Grove School Board

New Feb 20 Saturday 6pm, Newport Beach: Save Syrian Children Now: Musical Fundraiser

New Feb 21 Sunday 12pm, Costa Mesa: Film Series "Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My Home"

New Feb 23 Tuesday 5pm, Irvine: Irvine City Council Discussion of Organic Pesticide Policy

New Feb 24 Wednesday 11am, Irvine: Women For: OC Present Carolyn Inmon on Domestic Violence

New Feb 25 Thursday 6pm, Santa Ana: CLUE (Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice) Architects of Justice event

Feb 25 Thursday 6:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Ecofeminism/Social Justice Community Reading Group discussing Ernest Callenbach's "Ecotopia"

New Feb 27 Saturday 8am, Irvine: Resistance Youth Conference 2016

New Feb 27 Saturday 10:30am, Orange: Protest of Daily Killings at OC Animal Care

New Feb 27 Saturday 11:45, Anaheim: Rally to Repeal the Death Penalty

New Feb 28 Sunday 6:30-9pm, Irvine: Solar Energy Toward a Sustainable OC (OCCA)


MARCH

New Mar 2 Wednesday 6:30pm, Mission Viejo: "Behind the Kitchen Door"

New Mar 3 Thursday 4:30-8pm, Santa Ana: OCLF Candidate Academy

New Mar 6 Sunday noon-5pm, Irvine: Syrian Revolution Anniversary

New Mar 6 Sunday 2pm, Mission Viejo: Friends of OC Detainees New Volunteer Orientation

Mar 6 Sunday 4-8pm, Laguna Woods: Save the Date for International Women's Day Hosted by Southern California Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women

Mar 12 Saturday 9:30am-noon Corona del Mar, Long Beach/10am-noon Brea: Monthly Meeting of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL)

Mar 12 Saturday 9:30am-1:30pm, Santa Ana: 31st Annual Great American Write-In

new Mar 13 Sunday 1-5pm, Laguna Niguel: Pachamama Alliance: Awakening the Dreamer Symposium

[Rescheduled] Mar 19 Saturday 4pm, Anaheim: United4Bernie OC ★ Enough is Enough Rally

New Mar 20 Sunday 9am-7pm, Orange County: Sadaqa (Charity) Day with Sisters All Across the County Planning a Day of Service


APRIL

Apr 22 Friday 8:30am-5pm, Huntington Beach: 10th Annual Golden West College Peace Conference

NEW Apr 23 Saturday 9:30-11:45am, Aliso Viejo: Earth Day at Soka University with Gene Baur: Eating in harmony with our values


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Aug 1 Saturday 9am-noon Brea/9:30am-noon Corona del Mar, Long Beach: Monthly Meeting of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL)
@ Brea 9am to noon: Brea Congregational Church at 300 E. Imperial Hwy, Brea 92821
@ Corona del Mar 9:30am to noon: St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 3233 Pacific View Dr, Corona del Mar, CA 92625
@ Long Beach 9:30am to noon: First Congregational Church of Long Beach, 241 Cedar Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
New members welcome! Part of the meeting is a one-hour international conference call. We hear from an expert in Climate Change. Then we plan actions to move our members of Congress toward a solution to the climate crisis. Join the fun as we build political will for a livable world. RSVPs appreciated by contacting Dennis Arp at (714) 747-0206 or arp@chapman.edu for North OC or Mark Tabbert at (949) 310-5256 for Corona del Mar or Edric Guise at (562) 858-4640 for Long Beach. Learn about CCL and register for live weekly introductory call at CitizensClimateLobby.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 2 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Guest speaker: San Diego-based Green Party member Mike Goldbeck, who authored "Adopt and Nurture Your Precinct to Massively Grow the Green Party Into A Powerful Political Force".
The GPOC County Council meeting will immediately follow the General Meeting. All attendees are welcome to stay and view the business aspects of running the Green Party during the County Council meeting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Sep 2 Wednesday 6:25pm, Irvine: UCI Dem Club Meeting @ UCI Courtyard
Email: collegedems.uci@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 5 Saturday 10am-noon, Laguna Beach: #OC4BERNIE Honk And Wave @ Main Beach
Honk and Waves are easy volunteer events that help create awareness about U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders campaign for President 2016.   (1) Create a fun sign (2) Show up with sign (3) Have fun with fellow OC "Berners"   EVENT LEAD for this Event is Thomas Giles. If you have questions please contact Thomas at:(949) 422 6812

Sep 5 Saturday 12:30pm, Costa Mesa: Walk for Hope volunteer orientation @ 2440 Newport Blvd.
The Walk for Hope is happening this year on Sept 12, after a four year hiatus. A small core group of volunteers is leading the efforts, but building momentum after this long absence has been somewhat of a struggle. Currently we have less than 12 volunteers committed on the day of the walk. We've done walks in the past with as many as 160 volunteers, but we could pull off this walk with just twenty pairs of hands. Twenty volunteers. It's totally possible. I myself have been MIA for the last 5 years so I'm not in a position to ask for favors, but if there was ever a time when your hands were needed, it would be now.

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

Sep 5 Saturday 7-9pm, Irvine: Transgender Spirituality - Reclaiming a Maligned Wisdom @ The Goddess Temple of OC, 17905 Sky Park Cir #A
The Theosophical Society and the Joseph Campbell Society, with Presenter Gillian Cameron Information: 949/651-0564 or www.GoddessTempleOC.org

Sep 6 (1st Sunday) 7:30am-4pm, Huntington Beach: We will again be setting up the Arlington West display on the sands of Huntington Beach. We hope we can have your help.
Volunteers meet at the beach (6th St. north of the pier) at 7:30AM to help unload the trailer and setup the crosses and other material. We usually need the most help in the morning, though both morning and evening are critical. We meet up at the beach around/after 7:30 and start the setup of the field of crosses and other items. Depending upon number of helpers this can take 45 minutes or over two hours. "Many hands make for light and fast work". Take down goes much quicker than setup. We will likely start breakdown at about 4:00PM and hopefully have everything back in the trailer before 5:00.   Please let us know if you are coming this Sunday by replying to jeff.mfso@earthlink.net, but you, of course, are most welcome without replying first.

Sep 6 Sunday noon-3pm, Huntington Beach: #OC4BERNIE Honk And Wave @ Huntington Beach Pier, Pacific Coast Hwy & Main St.
Honk and Waves are easy volunteer events that help create awareness about U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders campaign for President 2016.   (1) Create a fun sign (2) Show up with sign (3) Have fun with fellow OC "Berners"   Event Lead for this Event is Nicholas Leon. If you have questions please contact.

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

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

Sep 7 Monday 10am-noon, Costa Mesa: Labor Day Ceremony @ OC Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Dr.
Join the OC Labor Federation to celebrate Labor Day! We will be honoring our Labor Warriors with the unveiling of a Workers Memorial Monument at the OC Fair Grounds! Please bring your union banners with you and don't forget to wear your union t-shirts.

Sep 7 Monday 4-6pm, Irvine: Living Wage Initiative Labor Day Launch @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club
Join us on for our living wage launch. Together we can restore a just and dignified living wage to the City of Irvine

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 10 Thursday 6pm, Yorba Linda: Dick Cheney - war criminal & daughter's book signing @ Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Come and protest our pre-eminent war criminal. Give him the message that he and his ilk are WRONG. They lied to the American public to start a very profitable war where none should never have taken place. Meet us in front of the library with protest signs.

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

Sep 12 Saturday 9am-noon Brea/9:30am-noon Corona del Mar, Long Beach: Monthly Meeting of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL)
@ Brea 9am to noon: Brea Congregational Church at 300 E. Imperial Hwy, Brea 92821
@ Corona del Mar 9:30am to noon: St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 3233 Pacific View Dr, Corona del Mar, CA 92625
@ Long Beach 9:30am to noon: First Congregational Church of Long Beach, 241 Cedar Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
New members welcome! Part of the meeting is a one-hour international conference call. We hear from an expert in Climate Change. Then we plan actions to move our members of Congress toward a solution to the climate crisis. Join the fun as we build political will for a livable world. RSVPs appreciated by contacting Dennis Arp at (714) 747-0206 or arp@chapman.edu for North OC or Mark Tabbert at (949) 310-5256 for Corona del Mar or Edric Guise at (562) 858-4640 for Long Beach. Learn about CCL and register for live weekly introductory call at CitizensClimateLobby.org.

Sep 12 Saturday 9am-5pm, Irvine: 13th Annual Women's Journey Conference @ UC Irvine Student Center, A311
General Admission: $75 UCI Event Parking: $10 and is not included in the ticket price. womensjourneyconference.com

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

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

Sep 12 Saturday 3-6pm, Irvine: Petitions and Pizza @ Stonefire Grill, 3966 Barranca Pkwy.
Hosted by Irvine Living Wage Coalition irvinelivingwage.org Join Us this Saturday at Stonefire Grill for Petitions and Pizza. Bring your signed petitions, friends, and family for signature gathering and delicious pizza. Let's aim for our first 600 signatures!

Sep 13 Sunday 3pm, Anaheim: Author and Activist Susan Abulhawa Book Signing for The Blue Between Sky and Water @ the Arab American Cultural Center, 907 S. Beach Blvd.
Her first book was Mornings in Jenin, an international best seller.

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

Sep 15 Tuesday 8:30am, Orange: Breakfast with Billionaire Environmentalist Tom Steyer @ 1916 W. Chapman Ave., Suite B
He will provide breakfast and coffee while discussing our environmental policies and the upcoming election cycle. contact Erik Taylor 714-634-3367 erik@ocdemocrats.org

Sep 15 Tuesday 5:30pm, Newport Beach: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club host State Treasurer John Chiang @ Newport Beach Yacht Club, 1099 Bayside Dr.
John Chiang will be reviewing California's Economy and our state's outlook in the next fiscal year! There is a suggested donation of $10. Please RSVP by September 14 with Jean Ardell

Sep 15 Tuesday 6:30pm, Fullerton: First public hearing regarding the prospect of district elections in Fullerton @ 303 W. Commonwealth Ave
Fullerton City Council will review and approve a Community Participation Plan (CPP)

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

Sep 16 Wednesday 11:45am, Costa Mesa: Interfaith 101 Series Luncheon Panel Discussion on the Baha'I Fairth - What is Baha'i? Who is Baha'u'llah? @ Baha'I Center, 1950 Church St.
Individual admission is $12 with an RSVP by Sept. 15 to Farrah@firstdrops.org. Admission at the door is $15. Parking is on the street, so allow extra time to park and walk to the center.

Sep 16 Wednesday, 4:30-6pm, Irvine: Join First Amendment Coalition and UC Irvine Law School for Pulling Back the Blue Curtain: Police, Privacy & Public Access @ UC Irvine School of Law, Education Bldg. 1131, 401 E. Peltason
Police-involved fatal shootings of black men, long ignored by the media, are now viewed daily by millions via viral videos. The First Amendment Coalition and UC Irvine School of Law present a panel discussion to examine issues of police secrecy and the public's right to know about law enforcement tactics. Admission is free. Visit http://firstamendmentcoalition.org/join-fac-at-uc-irvine-law-school/ for more info and to register.

Sep 16 Wednesday 5:30pm, Mission Viejo: It's Circus Time! Join Us to Watch the Show - GOP Debate Watch Party @ Tapestry Universalist Congregation, 23436 Madero, #140 Mission Viejo.
$10 donation at the door for pizza & soda; wine and beer will be available. Please RSVP and for more info to politicaldeb@outlook.com. Proceeds go to 2016 South Orange County Democratic Office. Sponsored by Canyon Democrats Club www.canyondemocrats.org.

Sep 16 Wednesday, 6:45pm, Santa Ana: Community Policing for the 21st Century @ Immaculate Heart Of Mary Church, 1100 S. Center St. 92704
An insightful forum you won't want to miss. www.ConnectToCouncil.org * connect-to-council@earthlink.net * Connie Hamilton 714-745.1692 OC Human Relations * Neighbor Works Orange County
This forum will feature a panel of community members and experts discussing the most effective Community-Policing methods for today's challenges and for the future of Santa Ana. Connie Hamilton, Chairperson of Connect-to-Council, states, "We are presenting this forum to discuss ideas and concepts for the best community policing strategies. The key components of communityoriented policing rely on two main factors: community partnerships and problem solving." The forum will feature a diverse discussion panel to include • Carlos Rojas, Santa Ana Chief of Police, • James Armendaris, OC Human Relations, • Caroll Seron, Professor, UCI, Specialization in Sociology of Legal Profession, Methods & Police Misconduct, • Gabby Hernandez, Community Activist, • Brian Leal, Outreach & Engagement Specialist (also Youth & Government Alumni member) and • Lee DeLeon, Pastor at Templo Calvario. The panel will be moderated by Erika Aguilar, Orange County reporter from KPCC, 89.3 Southern California Public Radio. For more information, visit: http://connecttocouncil.org/ The public can submit questions, comments and/or suggested topics in advance for the panel participants via http://connecttocouncil.org/police-forum/ #SACommunityPolicing   About Connect-to-Council: Since its creation in 2009, Connect-to-Council has been an all-volunteer organization dedicated to connecting Santa Ana residents with the members of their city council and other government resources and staff to help them resolve concerns in their neighborhood. The Connect-to-Council organization has presented numerous local resource events and candidate debates and forums.

Sep 16 (3rd Wednesday) 7-8:30pm, Orange: OC Death Penalty Focus @ St. Joseph Center, Room 2, 480 S Batavia
OCChapterDPF@gmail.com facebook.com/OCCDPF https://twitter.com/oc_dpf

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

Sep 17 Thursday 6-8pm, Fullerton: Sharon Quirk-Silva's Birthday @ Magoski Arts Colony, 223 W Santa Fe Ave.
Please join local artists in celebrating the birthday of Hon. Sharon Quirk-Silva

Sep 17 Thursday 6:30pm, Newport Beach: Birthday Party for Suhkee Kang @ Juliette's Kitchen and Bar, 1000 Bristol St N, Suite 11
Come celebrate Suhkee Kang's birthday and help his campaign for State Senate. He needs our support in building a strong campaign that will beat the Republicans next year! Appetizers and wine will be served. Please RSVP with Phillip Ye

Sep 17 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Irvine: OC Women of Compassion Collaborative Connect @ Center for Living Peace, 4139 Campus Dr.
We leverage the power of women in compassionate action to address our state's most pressing social needs for women, families and our communities. We do this by aligning and supporting social good projects that preserve and foster the fundamental principles of universal justice,respect, and well being.

Sep 18 Friday 5-7pm, Irvine: Help The Irvine Living Wage Initiative @ home of Beth & Solly Krom - 7 Banyan Tree Lane
Come to a "SIGN" and Cheese Party And Join The Effort To Reinstate Irvine's Municipal Living Wage! You can sign a petition, turn in signed petitions and pick up blank petitions so you can help us collect signatures! Let us know if you plan to come. Let's break the 1000 signature mark! This is a grassroots effort to reinstate the Living Wage for the City of Irvine's lowest paid contract workers which was repealed by the City Council in June. This mean spirited and unnecessary action could cost workers who clean city buildings, trim our trees and provide other important city services up to $4000/ yr and lower the quality of those services. We must collect 10,000 signatures in less than 4 months to qualify for the November 2016 ballot. That's why your support is urgently needed! If you are already collecting signatures of registered Irvine voters, GREAT! If you would like to volunteer your time to help, click here: irvinelivingwage.org/volunteer-2/ Copyright © 2016 Irvine Living Wage, All rights reserved. Irvine Living Wage Coalition Contributions are not income tax deductible ID # 1379453 Our mailing address is: irvinelivingwage@gmail.com

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

Sep 18 Friday 8pm, Santa Ana: OC NORML General Meeting @ 117 W. Fourth St. 2nd Floor
This Friday is the last OC NORML meeting at our current office, after this month we will be moving to the Cabinet Grow Headquarters in Irvine, CA.   Please join us this month to discuss the 3 recent medical marijuana regulation bills that were passed by the Legislature and to hear from our special guest speakers. This month we will hear a "Know Your Rights" Presentation from Attorney Daniel Lee Cornelious Jr. and Stefan Borst-Censullo.   This meeting is free and open to the public.

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

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

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

Sep 20 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: OC for Bernie House Party meetup.com/OC-for-Bernie-Sanders/events/224649818

Sep 20 Sunday 4:30pm, Costa Mesa: "Merchants of Doubt" @ Costa Mesa Community Center, 1845 Park Ave
centerforinquiry.net/oc/events/feed_your_brain_lecture_series1

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

Sep 22 Tuesday 5:30pm, Orange: Say YES to Diplomacy Say No to Nuclear Weapons Peace Rally @ Traffic Circle at Glassell and Chapman More Info: mikewalsh@pacbell.net or (714) 348-7573

Sep 22 Tuesday 6pm, Tustin: NWPC reception supporting Hon. Sharon Quirk-Silva @ Home of Sherri & Gary Loveland 10920 Silverado Terrace
Co-hosted by National Women's Political Caucus, Sherri & Gary Loveland, Judge Lynne Riddle, Hon. Lorraine Prinsky, Dr. Louise Adler, Karen Clark Please RSVP to (562) 491-1318 or Melahat@PSCcampaigns.com d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/nwpcoc/pages/385/attachments/original/1441927651/09_22_SQS_Reception.pdf?1441927651

Sep 22 Tuesday 6:45pm, Orange: Say YES to Diplomacy Say No to Nuclear Weapons Guest Speakers @ St. Joseph Center, 480 S Batavia St.
Kikuko (Furuta) Otake On August 6, 1945, when the world's first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, the Furuta family was living one mile away from the hypocenter. Five year old Kikuko, her mother, Masako, and her two brothers barely escaped with their lives. However, their soldier father was not so fortunate.   Jessica Renshaw In 1958, Jessica Reynolds and her family sailed their 50 foot yacht, The Phoenix of Hiroshima, into a prohibited nuclear test zone in the Pacific and later in the testng zone near the USSR. Come hear her excitng first-hand account of her voyage aboard the Phoenix and her family's work to deliver humanitarian aid to the victms of nuclear testng.   Light Meal will be Served. More Info: mikewalsh@pacbell.net or (714)348-7573

Sep 24 Thursday 4:30-7:30pm, Orange: International Day of Peace @ Chapman University, 1 University Dr.
Come for a night of food and fun at the International Day of Peace celebration on Thursday, September 24 in the Attallah Piazza. There will be a Peace talk starting at 5 p.m., followed by a BBQ at 6 p.m. https://blogs.chapman.edu/wilkinson/announcement/international-day-of-peace-sept-24/

[update] Sep 26 Saturday 8am-5:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Progressive Summit @ Delhi Community Center, 505 E. Central Ave.
With the motto "Past, Present & Potential: The 3 P's of Community Organizing", the Progressive Summit returns to Orange County this year bigger and better than ever!   Summit Program Schedule: 7:00 Set-up 7:30 Registration 9:00 Welcome 9:10 Opening Speaker - Dr. Erica Ball 9:30 Introduction of Latino / Latina panel - Amin David 10:15 Introduction of NAACP panel - Dr. Donald Craig 11:00 Introduction of LGBT panel - Laura Kanter 11:45 Native American - Jim LaPointe 12:00 Lunch 1:30 Introduction of Labor panel 2:15 Personal Story Workshop 3:00 Break 3:15 Potential 4:00 Introduction of Keynote Speaker - Chris Crass 5:00 Closing   Thank you for your support. We look forward to seeing you and your members on Sept. 26 at the 2015 OC Progressive Summit! OcProgressiveSummit.org

Sep 26 Saturday 10am-noon: Take a Spot on Harbor Blvd. - Peace Vigil
Stand in witness, along with Pope Francis, with your group/family in solidarity with others across the nation to: End War, Poverty and Environmental Destruction   Pick an intersection and call Mike Walsh at 714-348-7573 to reserve your spot.
Cities Cross Street on Harbor Blvd. Weekend Attractions
La Habra Whittier Stater Bros,Between Lahabra Hts & Brea
La Habra/Fullerton Imperial Walmart,Best Buy, Near brea Mall
Fullerton Chapman Shops, food, Fullerton College, Pedestrians
Fullerton Orangethorpe Costco,Best Buy, etc, food, near freeway
Anaheim Ball Disneyland,freeway access, hote
Anaheim Katella Disneyland, Convention Center, Garden Walk
Garden Grove Garden Grove Shopping areas,Burlington,Ross,Etc., food
Santa Ana 1st(Balsa) Between Santa Ana,4th St and Little Saigon
Fountain Valley Edinger Near Centennial & Mile Square parks, Curacao
Santa Ana/ Costa Mesa MacArthur Kaiser,Near Costco & Home Depot
Costa Mesa Adams Shopping, near swap meets at OCC & fair
Costa Mesa Newport Beach, The Triangle, shopping center

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

Sep 26 Saturday 6pm, Stanton: 16th Annual Interfaith Unity Banquet--"Compassion: The Foundation of Our Faiths" @ Stanton Civic Center, 7800 Katella Ave.
The Interfaith Council of Garden Grove, Stanton, and Westminster proudly presents our 16th Annual Unity Banquet. This year's event will feature three women of faith speaking on the importance of religion in community building.   We will be honoring 3 Spirit in Action awardees who have demonstrated a true dedication to serving our communities and awarding 3 Community Builder scholarships to students who have embodied the qualities of leadership, kindness, fairness, inclusiveness, and service.   Please join us as we celebrate respect and understanding for the integrity of each other's beliefs, cultures, and traditions.   Tickets are $25 per person or $15 for students. For more information, contact us at gginterfaith@gmail.com or (714) 467- 5354.

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

Sep 27 Sunday 10am-noon, Laguna Beach: #OC4Bernie Honk And Wave @ Main Beach
Honk and Waves are easy volunteer events that help create awareness about U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders campaign for President 2016.   (1) Create a fun sign (2) Show up with sign (3) Have fun with fellow OC "Berners"   Event Lead for this Event is Thomas Giles. If you have questions please contact Thomas at:(949) 422 6812

Sep 27 Sunday 11am-6pm, Long Beach: Palestine Picnic Day @ El Dorado Park, 7550 E Spring St.
Join the Arab Community of Southern CA for this Year's Palestine Picnic Day! Great Arabic Food, Music, Dabke and More! Games for Adults and Children with Prizes!,   Don't Miss the Children's Annual Batata Sack Race!   Food: Just $10 per plate, served only from 12-3pm   DIRECTIONS: Exit from 605 at Spring St- Take Park entrance on right side off of Spring St; Follow main road toward Train Ride; Go under Wardlow Bridge, take left at fork in road (away from Train Ride); Enter Parking at 1st Picnic area on right.

Sep 27 Sunday noon, Huntington Beach: Flood Wall Street HB @ Huntington Beach Pier, Pacific Coast Hwy & Main St.
Even the Pope is on board with climate change, and right now it is crunch time! We need all hands on deck ASAP!   Join Climate Change 911 (cc911.net) for Flood Wall Street HB at the HB Pier on Sunday, Sept 27 at 12-1pm.   We will gather on the sidewalk of PCH, holding signs to engage commuters, and do climate education and outreach to the general public visiting the beach and pier.   bring climate change signs wear blue!

Sep 27 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club
Our guest speakers will be UCI Student Alex McDonald, Leader of the OC Team at the 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathalon.   He will be sharing with us all the details about the upcoming Solar Decathalon, held at the OC Great Park from October 8-18.

Sep 27 Sunday 2-5pm, Huntington Beach: Re-elect Trustee Lorraine Prinsky Campaign Kickoff @ 5402 Barwood Dr.
Please join us to support the re-election of Lorraine Prinsky as Coast District Trustee   To learn more about Lorraine's candidacy and contribute online, please visit: www.lorraineprinsky.com   We will give genuine Goldfein ceramics to all campaign donors as a thank you gift at the event (limited supply!). Come early for best selection

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

Sep 28 Monday 6pm, Santa Ana: Candlelight Vigil for Shayan Mazroei @ outside the OC District Attorney's Office, 401 W Civic Center Dr.
On September 7th, Shayan Mazroei, a 22-year old student, was tragically murdered by a known white supremacist. According to witnesses, Shayan was targeted because he was Iranian American.   There will be a vigil in memory of Shayan 6pm on Monday, September 28, after a 12pm press conference for the family. We are calling on authorities to investigate whether this was a hate crime and seek justice for Shayan and his family.

Sep 29 Tuesday 11:30am-noon, Laguna Beach: Wear Pink Day @ across from the theater at the lawn of main beach
I will have poster paper if you want to make a sign.

Sep 29 Tuesday 4:30pm, Irvine: Pink Out Day rally near Congresswoman Mimi Walters' (CD45) Office @ Corner of Michelson Dr. and Loop Rd.
Wear comfortable shoes and anything pink. If you have a Planned Parenthood t-shirt, please wear it!, Bring water and posters in support of Planned Parenthood., We will have a poster making party at the home of Sherri Loveland. Please email Sherri for the address and directions, president@nwpcoc.org, Please RSVP via email at president@nwpcoc.org or Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/150104169688933

Sep 29 Tuesday 5:30pm, Santa Ana: Forum on Community Policing @ Voice of OC Offices, 207 N. Broadway
Voice of OC will host a panel discussion between Police Chief Carlos Rojas, city officials and Santa Ana activists to talk about how to clarify that vision as well as translate it into city budgetary priorities and police department policies.   Who: Santa Ana Police Chief Carlos Rojas; Santa Ana City Councilman David Benavides, ACLU/SoCal Attorney Belinda Escobosa Helzer, Valerie Amezcua with the Santa Ana Unified School District, Gaby Hernandez with Chicanos Unidos and Gloria Alvarado with the OC Labor Federation.   Moderator: Voice of OC Publisher Norberto Santana

Sep 29 Tuesday 5:30pm, Fullerton: #Pink Out for Planned Parenthood @ Outside of the Fullerton College Administration Building (Admission & Records area, close to the gazebo and outdoor public art sculptures on the corner of Chapman and Lemon) 321 E. Chapman Ave.
A group photo will be taken at 5:30 P.M. If you can not make it to make it to Fullerton College tomorrow, wear your pink anyway and email or text a photo to Cynthia Aguirre: Email: caocgov@yahoo.com Phone: 714-469-4399

Sep 29 Tuesday 6pm, Irvine: PDA Greater OC Chapter @ Home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River
Please join us for our monthly PDA Chapter meeting, where we will discuss national, regional, and local issues of concern, and opportunities for action! And please bring a Pot Luck Snack Food item. Dr Bill Honigman drbillhonigman@gmail.com

Sep 29 Tuesday 7:15-9pm, Irvine: Amnesty International group 178 meeting @ Irvine United Congregational Church, Plumer Hall, 4915 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92604
aiusaoc.org/irvine/meetings.html

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

Sep 30 Wednesday 4:45pm, Anaheim: Community Forum on Kraemer Multi-Service Center for the Homeless @ Eastside Christian Church, 3330 E Miraloma Ave.
We need a strong, vocal, and symbolic Catholic presence at the upcoming September 30th Community Forum on the Kraemer site to give voice to the majority of folks in the county that want to see more permanent solutions to chronic homelessness. This effects the entire county because it is part of moving forward with a comprehensive solution to end homelessness county-wide. We need to attend and bring or send, if you're not able to come, a delegation of leaders, parishioners, youth from your parish to show support. Please let us know how many will be attending from your group, so that we can be prepared.   If you are interested in speaking as part of our Catholic diocesan presence at the event, please contact the Office of Life, Justice, and Peace, eramirez@rcbo.org, 714-282-3105. We will focus on particular organizations or groupings, such as St Vincent de Paul, deacons, women religious, as well as cities, regions, to have a representative speaking and folks who can stand up in support.

Sep 30 Wednesday 5pm, Santa Ana: Peace Walk to OC Jail and Prayer Vigil for Justice and Dignity @ 727 N Minter St.
We will walk from St. Josephs Catholic Church to The OC County Jail and Detention Center on Civic Center Dr. and hold a prayer vigil and foot washing ceremony for those incarcerated, undocumented immigrants, those killed by community violence/law enforcement and low wage worker. Join to show solidarity and pray for our community healing. Info: Monica Curca, (714)833-9739 | monica@occcopico.org

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


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Oct 1 Thursday 6-7:30pm, Irvine: #TenOne: Medicare-for-All National Day of Action UCI Rally + Candlelight vigil @ front of the Medical Education Building
Contact: Michelle Crespo, mcrespo1@uci.edu

Oct 1 Thursday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC @ Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 North Harbor Blvd.
Join the DNOC as our guest speaker will be a representative from the community award winning Bikers Against Child Abuse International. The program will focus on their efforts to break the chains of abuse. DNOC times: Dinner and socializing at 6pm. The meeting begins at 7pm. For more information contact: DNOC President Linda Gardner, linda@heareveryvoice.com

Oct 1 Thursday 6:30-9pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC @ 17250 Los Jardines West
Our speaker for the meeting is Laura Kanter, Director of Policy, Advocacy and Youth Programs at LGBT Center OC. Laura will be focusing on the ongoing fight for LGBT rights in the post marriage-equality era, and how this battle impacts all of our communities.

Oct 2 Friday 9:30am-10pm, Irvine: Know Tomorrow Day of Climate Action @ UC Irvine, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, 4000 Mesa Rd.
Join us for a Day of Climate Action at the Arts Department 9:30am-8:30pm: Visual Art Exhibition in ACT 2206   3:30pm-7:00pm: Main Festival in Art Courtyard - Including: All day art exhibition, speakers, musical guests, performing artists, film screening, vendor and organization fair, henna artist, and free food!!!   7:30pm-10pm: Film screening of Merchants of Doubt in CAC Colloquium Room   Visual Artists: Kathleen Deck, Gregory Gallardo, Yulissa Lema Reyes, Eunji Russ, Skye Schmidt, Moy Young, and special guest Alisa Singer from Environmental Graphiti   Speakers: Fernando Maldonado (GSRC), Katie Hoffman (Bioneers), Ruth Wallen (Ecological Artist), Alisa Singer (Environmental Graphiti), and Julie Ferguson (ESS Professor)   Performing Artists: Choreography by Autumn Mortenson and Poetry by Olivia Allen   Musical Guests: Bird and The War, and Andrew Deck   Organizations: Theta Psi, Climatepedia, H2Outreach, CLEAN Education, UCI Hospitality and Dining, TGIF, GSRC, SI, Know Tomorrow, Bioneers, Solar City https://www.knowtomorrow.org/

Oct 2 Friday noon, Irvine: DFOC Luncheon Honoring Justice Edward J. Wallin (Ret.) One of the Very First Justices to Sit on What Lawyers Call "The Supreme Court of Orange County" @ The Irvine Hilton, 18800 MacArthur Blvd
RSVP: secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/justicewallin

Oct 2 Friday 5-8pm, Irvine: Join California State Controller Betty Yee For a Reception supporting Hon. Sharon Quirk-Silva @ home of Soha Vazirnia, 24 Hedgerow
Hosted by Hon. Beth Krom -- Lita Robinow Soha Vazirnia -- Kim Salter   Suggested contribution levels: $4,200 -- $2,500 -- $1,000 $500 -- $100   To RSVP to Melahat@PSCcampaigns.com or 562-491-1318. If you would like to make your contribution ahead of the event, please click here.

[update] Oct 2 Fridays 6pm, Costa Mesa: Street corner protest against Colonial Occupation @ corner of Bristol and Anton across from the South Coast Plaza
(See Weekly events: Fridays) Contact: Chuck Anderson, quetzalcoatl38@aol.com, (714)956-5037

Oct 3 Saturday 8-11am, Irvine: Petitions and Donuts @ 11 Mann St.
Join the Irvine Living Wage Coalition to collect signatures for the Irvine Living Wage effort!

Oct 3 Saturday 9am-noon Brea/9:30am-noon Corona del Mar, Long Beach: Monthly Meeting of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL)
@ Brea 9am to noon: Brea Congregational Church at 300 E. Imperial Hwy, Brea 92821
@ Corona del Mar 9:30am to noon: St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 3233 Pacific View Dr, Corona del Mar, CA 92625
@ Long Beach 9:30am to noon: First Congregational Church of Long Beach, 241 Cedar Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
New members welcome! Part of the meeting is a one-hour international conference call. We hear from an expert in Climate Change. Then we plan actions to move our members of Congress toward a solution to the climate crisis. Join the fun as we build political will for a livable world. RSVPs appreciated by contacting Dennis Arp at (714) 747-0206 or arp@chapman.edu for North OC or Mark Tabbert at (949) 310-5256 for Corona del Mar or Edric Guise at (562) 858-4640 for Long Beach. Learn about CCL and register for live weekly introductory call at CitizensClimateLobby.org.

Oct 3 Saturday 5pm, Santa Ana: OC Femme Fest @ Top Acid, 305 E 4Th St.
OC Femme Fest is a collection of artists and musicians who promote the idea of Equality. We are a multicultural, multiethnic festival that aims to support the community through various forms of expression!xo

[canceled] Oct 4 (1st Sunday) 7:30am-4pm, Huntington Beach: Arlington West Memorial Because of rain the Huntington Beach Arlington West for today has been cancelled and moved to next month Nov 1, 2015   Pat Alviso & Jeff Merrick Military Families Speak Out www.mfso.org 562-833-8035 Support Our Troops Bring Them Home Now! Take Care of Them After They Get Home

Oct 4 Sunday 1pm, Huntington Beach: OC Peace Coalition Meeting @ area near the pier

Oct 4 Sunday 1:30-4:30pm, Laguna Beach: Fall Into Art 15th Annual Women's Artists Fundraiser @ Woman's Club of Laguna Beach, 286 St. Ann's
Enjoy live music, refreshments, silent auction. Proceeds benefit Women's Programs at Laguna Beach Community Clinic.

Oct 4 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC - County Assembly @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
This is a formal decision-making meeting in which all active Greens registered in Orange County can participate in the consensus-seeking process or vote. You are an "active Green" if you have attended a general meeting within the last year, and are registered Green in the county.   We expect to be electing one or more new members of the County Council and ratifying delegate appointments to the GPCA Standing General Assembly.   Anyone who wishes to be a candidate for County Council or present other formal business to the County Assembly is encouraged to contact us as early as possible so it can be agendized.   Our County Council meetings are always held after the general meeting, and the public is invited.

Oct 4 Sunday 3-6pm, Santa Ana: Autodefensa/Self Defense @ Centro Cultural de México 313 N Birch St.
A special presentation. There will be food. Come discuss the philosophy behind the Community Self Defense Program, see demonstrations of techniques from special guests, and you can also participate in a class.

Oct 6 Tuesday 5-9:30pm, Anaheim: 1st Public Hearing on Recommended Districts Map @ Anaheim City Hall, 200 S Anaheim Blvd.
Join Anaheim residents, workers, and local organizations as we raise our collective voice to pressure the city council to adopt the recommended "People's Map" as the one best able to ensure real representation for our diverse communities!

Oct 6 Tuesday 5:30pm, Santa Ana: Gay Straight Alliance Fall Leadership Mixer @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St.
The purpose of the Gay Straight Alliance leadership mixer is to create a safe and affirming space for Gay Straight Alliance students and advisors to meet and network with others. We want to continue expanding and providing a monthly space for Gay Straight Alliance members and their advisors to meet and be engaged on a community level.

Oct 6 Tuesday 6:30pm, Orange: Democratic Club of Orange @ Marie Callendar's Restaurant, 307 E Katella Ave.
Dinner at 6:30pm, Meeting begins at 7 Contact: (443) 254-8258 Email: cmdemclub@gmail.com

Oct 6 Tuesday 7-6:30pm, Irvine: The future of speech and 'microaggressions' on college campuses @ Winifred Smith Hall, UC Irvine, 4002 Mesa Rd.
What responsibility should the university have in balancing free speech with protecting against offending others?   Moderator: Larry Mantle, host of AirTalk   Guests:   Alonzo Bodden, comedian and winner of the third season of the reality television series, Last Comic Standing   Bradley Campbell, Associate Professor at the California State University, Los Angeles Department of Sociology; he co-authored the recent paper "Microaggressions and Moral Cultures"   Doug Haynes, Professor of History at University of California Irvine's School of Humanities   Greg Lukianoff, President and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE); he co-authored The Atlantic's September cover story, "The Coddling of the American Mind"   Tanya Sanabria, graduate student in the University of California Irvine's Department of Sociology and a former council member with the Diverse Educational Community and Doctoral Experience (DECADE)   http://www.scpr.org/events/2015/10/06/1799/the-future-of-speech-and-microaggressions/

Oct 7 Wednesday 9am, Long Beach: Banning Ranch Development Hearing at California Coastal Commission Meeting @ Long Beach Convention Center, Seaside Ballroom, 300 E Ocean Blvd.
For more information and to sign up for free bus transportation, go to banningranchconservancy.org The agenda and the staff report for the proposed Banning Ranch project is posted on the Coastal Commission website at http://www.coastal.ca.gov/mtgcurr.html. Look for October 7, agenda item #9b. Sign petition to CA Coastal Commission at http://banningpledge.com/brc/ to stop massive development of Banning Ranch.

Oct 7 Wednesday 5pm, Irvine: College Democrats at UCI @ Humanities Hall 112
Join us for our first general meeting. We will speak about the events that are in store

Oct 7 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC Regular Meeting @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 S. Coast Dr., Metropointe Ctr.
Topics: Migrant Education in Orange County, UCI Community Labor Project on Wage Theft and Immigration Reform Update; plus announcements on important events, opportunities for progressive action and opportunities to meet fellow activists. Social hour begins at 6:30pm, meeting at 7:15. Admission is free. Please join us and bring a friend for a night of progressive action. If you have any questions, please email dfaoc.comm@gmail.com.

Oct 7 Wednesday 7pm, Fullerton: OC Anarchist Bookfair Collective Film Screening: RADICALIZED (Documentary) @ 223 W Santa Fe Ave.
...a revolutionary documentary film about a new season of political resistance in Los Angeles, crafted from thousands of hours of footage shot from 2011 to 2015: http://www.radicalizedmovie.com/ Director Sam Slovick will be at the screening for post-film discussion!

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

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

Oct 8 Thursday 7pm, Irvine: First General Meeting Irvine Students Against Animal Cruelty @ UCI Humanities Hall 210

Oct 8 Thursday 7pm, Fullerton: #CaravanForJustice Teach-In @ Fullerton College, 21 E Chapman Av.
eventbrite.com/e/caravanforjustice-fullerton-tickets-18907157818 mobilejusticeca.org/caravan/

Oct 9 Friday noon, Irvine: Lunch with League: Mass Incarceration Parole, Snitch or Die--Understanding Supermax Incarceration in CA and the Nation @ Marie Callender's Restaurant, 15363 Culver Dr.
Speaker: Keramet Reiter, Assistant UCI Professor - Department of Criminology, Law and Society School of Law   Please RSVP with menu choice and call if you need to cancel. Call Becky Newman 949-786-1669 or email to beckynewman2222@gmail.com Menu: Choose from: Grilled Rosemary Chicken French Dip with Coleslaw Gorgonzola Cheese, Pecans, Greens and Chicken Salad Soup and Salad Bar All entrees include Marie's cornbread, fountain beverage, coffee or iced tea, and a piece of apple, chocolate cream pie, or lemon meringue pie. Take home boxes will be readily available. The cost of the meal will be $20. orangecoast.ca.lwvnet.org

Oct 9 Friday 6:15-8pm, Santa Ana: OC May Day Coalition @ Old City Hall - 217 N Main St. Santa Ana CA, Suite #122
http://ocmdc.org

Oct 9 Friday 9pm, Fullerton: #CaravanForJustice Teach-In @ Fullerton College, 21 E Chapman Av.
eventbrite.com/e/caravanforjustice-fullerton-tickets-18907157818 mobilejusticeca.org/caravan/

Oct 10 Saturday 8am-noon, Irvine: Community Gathering and Petition Circulation @ 11 Mann St.
Join the Irvine Living Wage Coalition to collect signatures for the Irvine Living Wage effort!

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

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

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

Oct 11 Sunday 1:30pm, Irvine: Humanist Association of OC "Other Peoples' Rights and Our Moral Obligations - The Earth, Global Climate and Future Generations" @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Juan Bernal's presentation will include some basic points on ethical philosophy, a focus on rights and obligations, application to environmental and climate issues, and probably reference to parts of Pope Francis' Encyclical on Climate Change. There will be plenty of time for discussion and even counter-points, such as those connected to the issue of overpopulation

Oct 12 Monday 5:30pm, Irvine: OC NOW General Membership Meeting @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room
Please come join us in the discussion on how to rejuvenate NOW's branding. Strategies how to use Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to attract younger members. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions   Tish Leon Co-President 714-401-8312 tishleon@roadrunner.com   Kim Salter Co-President 949-230-1169 kimsalter@cox.net   National Organization for Women (Orange County Chapter) P.O. Box 307 Laguna Beach, CA 92652

Oct 12 Monday 7-8:30pm, Orange: Pax Christi OC Gathering - Pope Francis Encyclical @ St. Joseph Center, Classroom 4, 480 S. Batavia
Join us as we continue STUDYING this important document. Please read Chapter 5 prior to Monday. That will give us a great starting point for our discussion. Copies of the document will be available to anyone that emails me at mikewalsh@pacbell.net or sends me a text at (714) 348-7573.

Oct 13 Tuesday 5pm Fullerton,Huntington Beach,Laguna Beach,Newport Beach,Santa Ana/5:30pm Costa Mesa,Irvine,Orange,Santa Ana/6pm Lake Forest,Capistrano Beach/6:30pm Costa Mesa/7pm Huntington Beach,Irvine OC4Bernie Democratic Debate Watching Parties
go.berniesanders.com/page/event/search_simple   5pm @ JP23 BBQ & Smokehouse, 101 S Harbor Blvd, Fullerton 92832   5pm @ Hennessy's Restaurant, 213 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach   5:30pm @ private home in Capo Beach socprogressives.com   5:30-8pm @ The Frida Cinema, 305 E. 4st Street, Santa Ana thefridacinema.org/event/cnn-democratic-presidential-debate-free-community-event   7pm @ The Park, 16100 Spectrum, Irvine 91618
http://map.berniesanders.com/

Oct 14 Wednesday noon, Orange: Climate Action @ Orange Circle, 122 North Glassell St.
In support of People's Climate Movement and their call for a national day of local action

Oct 14 Wednesday 2pm, Irvine: University of CA Irvine Stem Cell Awareness Day and Open House @ Gross Hall, 845 Health Sciences Road.
Learn about the scientific advances being made and see the future of medicine during tours from 2-3pm and 3:30-4:30pm. Meet the scientists and see lab demonstrations. Registration is not required. For more info, contact andreao@uci.edu. Parking permits at kiosk in lot 83. Directions @ stemcell.uci.edu/about/directions.

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

Oct 14 Wednesday 7pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd ADA Monthly Meeting @ IAMAW District Lodge, 5402 Bolsa Ave.
(Doors open at 6:30pm) Meeting begins at 7 72ndada.com

Oct 14 Wednesday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club - "The State of Education in California" Common Core, Charter Schools, the Budget, ESL, Legislation - Patrick O'Donnell Chair of the Assembly Education Committee @ Clubhouse 3 Dining Room 2
Doors Open 6:30pm; Program at 7   Legislative Action, Raffle, Refreshments, Membership, Voter Registration, and Volunteer Opportunities.   Please bring nonperishable food items for South County Outreach; we will also pass the hat to fund our Thanksgiving Adopt-a-Family   For info, call Sue Dearing at 949 855-6965 lw-dems.info

[correction] Oct 14 Wednesday 7pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club "A Century in the Bleachers" @ 7 Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road
A new documentary film by Jon Leonoudakis featuring Laguna Beach's very own treasure, Arnold Hano the extraordinary story of one of the most distinguished writers of our time. But this is not just a tale about a prolific writer. It's the journey of a man who lives what he believes, fighting social injustices and lending a hand to the less fortunate. After almost a century, Hano shows how one person can make the world a better place. Admission: Free Donations Appreciated * Features Q&A and DVD signing with Arnold Hano and filmmaker Jon Leonoudakis

[correction] Oct 14 Wednesday 7pm, Santa Ana Anaheim: OC Young Democrats @ El Torito, 2020 East Ball Rd.
Join Orange County Young Democrats at our NEW LOCATION, the El Torito in Anaheim, for our October Meeting and Mixer. Fresh from the CYD retreat in Tahoe we've got an agenda chock full of upcoming events, workshops, officer reports, and committee news. This week OCYD is excited to welcome special guest speaker Anaheim City Council member and Congressional Candidate Info@OCYD.org | OCYD.org

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

Oct 14 Wednesday 7pm, Fullerton: Public Information Session West Coyote Hills development/acquisition proposal meeting @ Fullerton Community Center, 340 West Commonwealth Ave.
The long awaited park proposal is coming up for a formal public review and then Fullerton City Planning Commission Hearing for a vote. Please do plan to attend these 2 very important events to weigh in on the proposal for West Coyote Hills. Keep in mind, there will be a formal vote by the City at the Hearing.

Oct 14 Wednesday 8pm, Fullerton: OC Anarchist Film Series presents: Land and Freedom @ Hibbleton Gallery, 223 W Santa Fe Ave.
The OC Anarchist Book Fair Collective presents the second of our FREE October film series Land and Freedom David Carr, a committed member of the Communist Party in his native Liverpool, England, travels to Spain in 1936 with the intention of joining the anti-fascist International Brigades in the country's civil war. Instead, he falls in with the POUM, a Marxist splinter group opposed to Stalin's oppressive totalitarianism. Despite falling in love with the politically passionate Blanca Carr finds the leftist infighting a distraction from the greater struggle.   Stay and hang with us for a casual discussion after the film!

Oct 15 Thursday 6-7pm, Fullerton: Candlelight Vigil For Umpqua Community College @ Fullerton College, 321 E Chapman Ave., in the quad
The event is organized by Student Trustee Francisco Aviles Pino with students from STOMP, Latina Leadership and the Fullerton College Dream Team.

Oct 15 Thursday 7pm, Anahim: Arab American Democats of OC For specific location email: CAArabAmericanDemocrats@gmail.com

Oct 16 Friday 7pm, Santa Ana: Calendar of Revolt 2016 Release Party @ Beatnik Bandito Music Emporium, 417 N Broadway
Hot off the press! Guess who's back! Gabriel San Roman and Carla Zarate have joined forces The Calendar of Revolt continues to focuses on the liberation struggles of workers, radicals, women, people of color, and the LGBT community throughout the history of the United States and elsewhere. And remember: It's no mystery why they conceal our people's history! Spread the word and the truth! Come and get your Calendar of Revolt 2016! DJ Moi and Special Musical Guest TBA.

Oct 16 Friday 7pm, Irvine: OC NORML @ Cabinet Grow Headquarters, 17932 Skypark Cir.
Please join us to hear the about the status of the last pieces of state legislation, learn about events and hear from our special guest speakers. This month our special guest speakers are Attorneys Daniel Cornelious and Stefan Borst-Censullo who will give us a "Know Your Rights Presentation"

Oct 17 Saturday 8am-1pm, Irvine: A better Irvine- Living Wage Petition Circulation @ 11 Mann St.
Join us this Saturday as we collect signatures to reinstate the living wage in Irvine. Join fellow Irvine residents and dedicated activist in a community effort that promotes a better Irvine. irvinelivingwage.org

Oct 17 Saturday 11am-1pm, Garden Grove: 46th Congressional Debate @ OC LULAC Foundation, 11277 Garden Grove Blvd Suite 101A
The OC LULAC Foundation and the OC NAACP are putting together this first 46th congressional debate. Everybody is welcome to attend. refreshments will be provided. Questions will be gathered from the audience attending. This a FREE EVENT. Democrats and Republicans parties have been invited. For any questions please contact Benny Diaz at bennydiaz@oclulacfoundation.org and Donald Craig: drcraig1955@gmail.com

Oct 17 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for the Separation of Church and State OC - David C. Codell Rehabilitating rehab: Ending government-coerced participation in religion-based addiction recovery programs @ Community Room, Irvine Ranch Water District, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
For more information, visit www.au-OC.org or email orangecountyau@yahoo.com.

Oct 17 Saturday 5-8pm, Orange: HRC OC: Fall Mixer @ The Potting Shed by Carlisle, 401 W. Chapman
http://action.hrc.org/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=127144

Oct 17 Saturday 6pm, Anaheim: Alex Odeh Memorial Banquet Promoting Peace, Defeating Terrorism: 30 Years After the Alex Odeh Assassination @ Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort, 1855 S. Harbor Blvd.
Keynote Speaker is former Congressman and Presidential Candidate Dennis Kucinich. General Admission $100; VIP Admission $250; Table Sponsorship $1000. For ticket reservations and info visit adc.org, email adcocounty@gmail.com or call 714/641-5884.VIP admission includes banquet and breakfast on 10/18 with Former Congressman Kucinich.

Oct 18 Sunday 7:30-10am, Fountain Valley: #Walk4Refugees Communities United for Syrian Refugee Aid @ Miles Square Park, 16400 Brookhurst Street, (corner of Brookhurst/Heil)
The Asian Pacific Cultural Foundation (APCF), Arab American Chamber of California (AACC) and Orange County's Youth (OC'sY) will join together with thousands of community members, business owners, activists, leaders and public officials for a fundraising effort, Walk4Refugees.   #Walk4Refugees is an OC campaign to fundraise toward relief abroad for Syrian refugees and migrants fleeing from their war torn country by boat to neighboring countries. The community is invited to join this meaningful effort by walking, donating or volunteering. Registration will begin at 7:30am and the walk will be from 8am-11am All proceeds from the October 18th, 2015 Walk4Refugees campaign will go to the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) and Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS).   Registration is $5 and all registration will be done the morning of.   Checks and Donations can be made out to "Walk4Refugees" and sent to: APCF 9555 Warner Ave. Suite A Fountain Valley, CA 92708. APCF is a 501(c)3 Tax ID: 46-5072309

[moved] Oct 18 25 Sunday 2:30pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine meeting moved to Sunday October 25

Oct 18 Sunday 3-8pm, Anaheim: OC Rally Protest the War Crimes Against Palestinians -Day of Rage @ corner of Orange and Brookhurst, 611 S Brookhurst St
#freepalestine #loglivepalestine #vivavivapalestina   Any organization interested in participating in this rally please contact one of the Admins to Add you to the list.   Arab American Community Culture Center Birzeit Society LA Chapter Sol Cal Syrian Coordination Committee Palestinian National Initiative Jews for Palestinian Right of Return

Oct 18 Sunday 5pm, Santa Ana: 50th Annual Farm Worker Autumn Celebration @ Church of the Foothills, 19211 Dodge Ave.
For dinner, admission is $25 per person ($10 for students) with a prepaid reservation by Oct. 13. For reservations, call Suzanne Darweesh at 714/738-1785 and for a pre-paid reservation, make your check payable to NFWM and mail to Suzanne, 2104 Hilltop Ct., Fullerton 92835. Donations may be mailed to same address. Auction items appreciated; contact Suzanne. All proceeds will go to the National Farm Worker Ministry.

[correction] Oct 19 20 Monday Tuesday 7pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats @ Norman P. Murray Center, 24932 Vererans Way
Our speaker will be the Luis Aleman and the leaders of the Restore the City of Irvine Living Wage Initiative. The conservative city council majority is bucking national trends by voting to deny a living wage to certain city employees. Please join us to learn about this important effort to protect workers' wage and benefits.

Oct 20 Tuesday 1pm, Seal Beach: Seal Beach Leisure World Democratic Club @ Clubhouse 4, Leisure World

Oct 20 Tuesday 5pm, Anaheim: 1st Public Hearing on Recommended Districts Map @ Anaheim City Hall, 200 S Anaheim Blvd.
Join Anaheim residents, workers, and local organizations as we raise our collective voice to pressure the city council to adopt the recommended "People's Map" as the one best able to ensure real representation for our diverse communities!

Oct 20 Tuesday 5:30pm, Newport Beach: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club @ Newport Beach Yacht Club, 1099 Bayside Dr
5:30 pm Social; 6:15 pm Business Meeting

Oct 20 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club of OC - the revolution in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) and the refugee crisis @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Khang Tran will focus on the revolution in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) and the refugee crisis. He has a Master's Degree in cultural anthropology and is a member of the newly formed Rojava Solidarity Committee of Los Angeles. Discussion will follow. Please join us and share your ideas.

Oct 21 Wednesday 11am, Tustin: Prop 47 - Why needed? What impacts has it had? @ China Palace Restaurant, 13444 Newport Ave.
Have Lunch with the League of Women Voters - Central Orange County and hear our speaker, Marisa Arrona, Prop 47 Project Manager from Californians for Safety and Justice! Cost $15. RSVP to gmstein@aol.com.

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

Oct 21 Wednesday noon-4pm, Irvine: UCI Libraries Zinefest @ Gateway Plaza (by Langson Library)
Program: Create! DIY Zine Workshops 12:00 - 1:30PM: Workshop with ZebraPizza   2:30 - 4:00 PM: Workshop with ZebraPizza   Share! Zinefest 12:00 - 4:00 PM Zinefest!   Learn! Featured speakers 1:30 PM: Emilee Mathews, Research Librarian for Visual Arts, UCI Libraries. 1:50 PM: Jeanne Scheper, Associate Professor of Gender & Sexuality Studies, School of Humanities.   Get inspired! Zines in the Libraries exhibit 2:10 PM: Exhibit introduction & tour. Steve MacLeod, Public Services Librarian, UCI Libraries.   Please email zinefest@lib.uci.edu for additional information.

Oct 21 Wednesday 5pm, Irvine: College Democrats at UCI @ Humanities Hall 112
Are you ready to make a change in our community, and get first hand experience in the world of poliitcs? Well then join us for our next general meeting

Oct 21 Wednesday 6pm, Irvine: UAW Local 2865 Monthly Membership Meeting @ UCI Murray Krieger Hall, Room 300E

Oct 21 Wednesday 6-8pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club @ San Juan Capistrano Community Center, 25925 Camino Del Avion
We will hear from Colonel Doug Applegate, candidate for Congress 49th District, the seat currently held by Darrell Issa.   Dinner will be available for those who RSVP by 10/17/15 to Lois at 714-267-4203 or snickie6@gmail.com Dinner is served 6- 7pm. Regular meeting starts at 7pm. Members $17 Dinner, Non Members $20. Buffet Dinner includes salads, entrees, side dishes, dessert and beverages tax and tip courtesy of the Catering Factor.

Oct 21 (3rd Wednesday) 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: OC for Climate Action @ 1151 Dove Street #210
This is critical planning time to make our next rally as successful as possible! Come join us for the next OCCA planning meeting

Oct 21 Wednesday 7pm, Irvine: OC NORML Industry Committee @ Cabinet Grow Headquarters, 17932 Sky Park Cir.
Our special guest speaker is Jared Yonkers from CMATES, who will discuss how to operate and setup a collective delivery service under the present legal environment. He will also give an overview of his day long class that you can take for more information.

Oct 21 (3rd Wednesday) 7pm, Orange: OC Death Penalty Focus @ St. Joseph Center, Room 2, 480 S Batavia
Your attendance is urgently requested at the next Chapter Meeting of the OC DPF: Planning is crucial for events to take place early Nov and Dec 2015 Hope to see you there! We need your creativity and support!   OCChapterDPF@gmail.com facebook.com/OCCDPF https://twitter.com/oc_dpf

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

Oct 21 Wednesday 7-9pm, Mission Viejo: Friends of OC Detainees Debrief Meeting @ Tapestry Universalist Congregation, 23436 Madero, #140
If you are a new visitor or have been visiting for a while, this is an opportunity to get to know members of the FOCD Leadership Team and other Visitors. Your questions will be answered and you can express your concerns in a supportive environment. Visiting is not easy work, but you are not alone. Join us for a lively discussion!

Oct 21 Wednesday 8-11pm, Fullerton: OC Anarchist Film Series presents: Sacco & Vanzetti @ Hibbleton Gallery, 223 W Santa Fe Ave.
A 2007 documentary about the life and infamous execution of the two Italian immigrant anarchists in the United States.

Oct 22 Thursday 4-5:30pm, Irvine: Water Conservation Strategies in University Hills @ UC Irvine, Donald Bren Hall, Room 3011
featuring ICHA's VP of Planning & Construction, Victor Van Zandt For info & RSVP: http://water.uci.edu/event-registration/?ee=13

Oct 22 Thursday 5-6:30pm, Costa Mesa: The Motel Refugees Protest! @ sidewalk in front of the Costa Mesa Motor Inn, 2277 Harbor Blvd.
On Nov. 3 the Costa Mesa City Council will consider a developer's plans to tear down the 236-room Costa Mesa motor inn and replace it with 224 luxury apartments. The plans include zero affordable homes for the hundreds of low income households who live in the motel. Families with children, disabled people and seniors all live at the motel. The loss of these 236 rooms will mean hundreds of households will become motel refugees, forced to live on the street or leave town. Visit costamesaforall.com to sign up for the protest. Details and location will be provided once you sign up.

Oct 22 Thursday 6:30-9pm, Irvine: OCEC Equality in Education Awards @ Eureka Building, 1621 Alton Pkwy.
Orange County Equality Coalition (OCEC Organization) is proud to present our third annual Equality in Education Awards. We will be honoring and recognizing both students and faculty who have stood up in the name of justice and have advocated for LGBT youth in our schools in Orange County. eventbrite.com/e/ocec-equality-in-education-awards-2015-tickets-185495662

Oct 22 Thursday 7pm, Fullerton: Planning Commission Hearing @ Fullerton City Hall, 303 West Commonwealth Ave.
The long awaited park proposal is coming up for a formal public review and then Fullerton City Planning Commission Hearing for a vote. Please do plan to attend these 2 very important events to weigh in on the proposal for West Coyote Hills. Keep in mind, there will be a formal vote by the City at the Hearing.

Oct 23 Friday 10am, Irvine: Connect & Dismantle Systems of Oppression @ The Veggie Grill, 4213 Campus Dr.
In the 70's, black feminists who worked both for women's rights and civil rights, started to look at gender and race as connected issues. The feminist movement back then wasn't talking about race, and the civil rights movement wasn't addressing gender. They then developed a theory and practice called intersectionality, a term coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989.   By rejecting the idea that oppressions are independent from one another and embracing the concept that that systems of oppression are connected we avoid ranking or establishing hierarchies of oppressions. For example, we reject the idea that sexism is worse than heterosexism or ableism, or that speciesism is worse than ageism and xenophobia. This practice of ranking overlooks the fact that all forms of oppression are harmful and unjust.   When Starbucks exploits coffee workers, that is wrong. When they hurt mother cows, steal their babies, that is wrong. When they kill baby cows, fishes, chickens, turkeys and pigs for profit, that is wrong. When workers are overworked and underpaid, that is wrong.   MODEL OF ACTION Activists tell stories of animals and coffee workers, about how their lives have been effected by the coffee industry/starbucks, tapping into what their lives could be, and the potential they have. All leading up to the point of overlap, and that both animals and workers just want to live, eat, live free from harm and enjoy their lives.

Oct 23 Friday 5-6:30pm, Irvine: BernEaters UCI First General Meeting @ UC Irvine, Engineering Tower 204
This will be our first general meeting. It's a chance to get to know the members and introduce eachother. We have a lot of fun activities planned so stop by! Please join us even if you are not sure who you want to vote for yet. This is a great place to meet awesome people and get informed. We're very excited to be a part of this movement for Bernie and I'm sure you are too.

Oct 24 Saturday 8:30-11am, Fountain Valley: 2015 Gaza 5K Walk/Run @ Miles Square Park
Join the NAAP LA team as we walk/run to raise funds to benefit UNRWA's Community Mental Health Program for Palestinian children in Gaza suffering from psychological trauma and PTSD due to the devastating crisis of July-August 2014 and the prolonged blockade.   Register for the NAAP LA Team Here: https://getinvolved.unrwausa.org/checkout/register?eid=51951&ftid=57977   Team Page: https://getinvolved.unrwausa.org/fundraise/team?ftid=57977   The 5K will start at the Forest Shelter of the park. Signs will guide you upon entering. Parking is $5 per vehicle, per entrance payable upon entering the park. Cash and credit (Visa and MasterCard) are accepted. Free parking is available outside the park along Euclid and Warner Streets.

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

Oct 24 Saturday 9am-1pm, Irvine: Gather Signatures for Irvine Living Wage Petition @ 11 Mann St.
Bring a friend! Lunch will be provided irvinelivingwage.org

Oct 24 Saturday 9am-1pm, Irvine: OCYD Collective Bargaining Institute @ UCI Student Center A311
This unique workshop will show you what labor negotiations are truly like. Learn through real life simulations the steps needed for labor unions and managers to reach a contract agreement. With real federal mediators and labor union representatives on hand, this institute will be a unique experience that will teach through first hand experience the effot that goes into contract negotiations . Sponsors of the insistute inclued OCYD, UCI, LA and OC Council of Building Trades, and United Teachers Los Angeles. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions contact us at ocyoungdemocrats@gmail.com

Oct 24 Saturday 9am-4pm, Orange: The United Nations at 70 - Human Rights Now, Sustainability for the Future @ Chapman University, 1 University Drive.
Morning program includes keynote by Prof. Catherine Sweetser, Intl. Human Rights Law and a panel on human rights. After buffet lunch, afternoon program features roundtable discussions on UN sustainable development goals. Event and lunch free; registration is required at www.una-oc.org no later than 10/19

Oct 24 Saturday 10am-3pm, Santa Ana: Transgender Student Advocacy Training @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St.
The LGBT Center OC, DeColores Queer Orange County, and the American Civil Liberties Union are excited to invite you to our Transgender Student Advocacy Training! This free training will allow you to collaborate with other community members, families, parents, students, youth, and advocates, and learn how to support your school district in adopting and implementing transgender nondiscrimination policies and practices, and making Orange County schools safer for all students. Please RSVP to Laura Kanter, Director of Policy, Advocacy and Youth Programs: laura.kanter@lgbtcenteroc.org

Oct 24 Saturday 1pm, Mission Viejo: Friends of OC Detainees Orientation @ Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23436 Madero, Ste 140.
FOCD visit immigrants in detention at the James Musick Facility in Irvine, Santa Ana Jail and Theo Lacy Facility in Orange. Our purpose is humanitarian, to listen and care. Optional first visit after orientation at Musick Facility. RSVP to friendsofocdetainees@gmail.com by Oct. 15 or call Hannah 424/256-9010.

Oct 24 Saturday 1:30-3:30pm, Irvine: Call to Action: Syrian Refugee Crisis @ Rancho Senior Center, 3 Ethel Coplen Way
Please join Council of Muslim Women, Syrian American Council, CAIR, Tiyya Foundation, Access CA, Syrian Christians for Peace, Amnesty International, local representatives of IRC, European Consulates and more to learn about what is happening, what is being done, and how we can help.   Due to limited seating, please register to attend event.   eventbrite.com/e/call-to-action-syrian-refugee-crisis-tickets-18879845125

Oct 24 Saturday 2pm, Irvine: PDA Greater OC Chapter @ Home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River
Please join us for our monthly PDA Chapter meeting, where we will discuss national, regional, and local issues of concern, and opportunities for action! And please bring a Pot Luck Snack Food item. Dr Bill Honigman drbillhonigman@gmail.com

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

Oct 24 Saturday 7pm, Santa Ana: Olvidados @ The Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St.
Meet Stars Carla Ortiz and Bernardo Peña in Person This special screening of OLVIDADOS (FORGOTTEN) is presented by OC Film Fiesta. Tickets are $10 general and $8 students. Proceeds benefit Media Arts Santa Ana (MASA) and The Frida Cinema. For more information, email victor@ocfilmfiesta.org or call 888-906-0340.

Oct 25 Sunday 9:30am-2pm, Irvine: Stranger in Our Midst: How Immigration Affects Us All @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Parkway
9:30 am: The Rev. Dr. Paul Tellström, preaching   11 am: The Rev. Alexia Salvatierra, guest preaching   12:30 pm: Forum on Immigration in Plumer hall

Oct 25 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club 15 Riparian View
irvinedemocrats.org In lieu of our normal format of one big guest speaker, we decidde to do a "Club Member Spotlight" Meeting where we will be hearing from a couple of our own club members on some of the amazing activities they are involved in.   We will hear from Chair of Irvine Living Wage Coalition Luis Aleman, about the progress the Irvine Living Wage Initiative is making and ways our members can get involved.   We will also hear from Past Club Secretary Carolyn Inmon Stop Domestic Abuse about her new book The Characters of Abuse: Domestic Violence, Where it starts and where it can end.   Then we will get an update from local news publication Irvine Community News & Views about a censorship issue they are facing as local Republican City Council member Christina Shea has been actively trying to censor their newspaper around town.   And finally we will hear from College Democrats at UCI Board Member Gio Chavez about the progress the local College Democratic Club at UCI is making.   We hope you can join us, all are welcome!

Oct 26 Monday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: QT Santa Ana Detention Visitation Training @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St.
DeColores is piloting a monthly visitation program to visit the queer and trans detainees at the Santa Ana Detention Facility. Join us for a training that will discuss expectations and ways the community can get involved in reaching out to queer and trans immigrants currently being detained within the Santa Ana City Jail.

Oct 27 Tuesday 4-5:30pm, Irvine: Climate Change, Bathtub Rings and Low-Flow Toilets: New Realities for Western Water @ UC Irvine, Donald Bren Hall, Room 6011
featuring author & advocate Dan Beard For info & RSVP: http://water.uci.edu/event-registration/?ee=12

Oct 27 (4th Tuesday) 5:30-7pm, Orange: Peace Vigil by MFSO and CODEPINK @ The Orange Circle at the intersection of Glassell St and Chapman Ave.
As many of you know, after our monthly vigil at the Traffic Circle in Orange, most of us meet for a little "down time and socialization" at Watson's Drug Store. The Orange County Peace Coalition has requested that we change our regularly held vigil, (the third Tuesday of the month), to a time when they have their regularly scheduled OCPC meetings. The idea would be to combine the two activities, (many of us go to OCPC meetings and the vigil).   This means that instead of socializing after the vigil, the OCPC meetings would be held at Watsons Drugs at 7pm. This might help us have more people at our vigil if OCPC members will just come a little earlier. We hope that you will join us at the Traffic Circle on the 4th Tuesday of this month starting at 5:30. At 7pm we are all invited to join the OCPC meeting which will be held right after the vigil at Zitos Pizza, They have a patio, but don't go in that back alley. We have the side room reserved for us. Spread the word

Oct 27 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club @ Neighborhood Community Center 1845 Park Ave

Oct 27 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Tustin: NWPC General Meeting @ Home of Sherri Loveland. 10920 Silverado Ter
Join us for Taco Tuesdays! The cost of the meeting is $10 and includes dinner and beverages.   October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and we have a wonderful guest speaker, Carolyn Inmon, who recently co-authored "The Seven Characters of Abuse", along with Tany Brown, Nicole Brown-Simpson's sister. Carolyn will speak on the Seven Characters of Abuse which are the beginning of the cycle. The speech also discusses how you can stop domestic violence.   CONTACT Sherri Loveland . president@nwpcoc.org . 714-552-0333

Oct 27 (4th Tuesday) 7-9pm, Orange: OC Peace Coalition general meeting ocpeace.org @ Zitos Pizza, 156 N. Glassell
WHO: All interested people are invited, especially anyone who might represent one of our member organizations. We're likely to be planning for tabling, future actions, or whatever business people want to bring up (excluding any specific support of candidates or political parties). Please bring your ideas, and be ready to step up and participate.

Oct 27 Tuesday 7pm, Santa Ana: To Change Everything: The Promise of Anarchism -- An International Panel Discussion @ Centro Cultural de México 313 N Birch St.
This panel brings together organizers from Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and North America to discuss the significance of anarchist ideas and tactics in the 21st centu http://www.crimethinc.com/tce/

Oct 28 Wednesday 4-7pm, Irvine: Attend UCI's Livestream Student Townhall with Bernie @ UC Irvine Humanities Hall Room 262
This is an open livestream townhall hosted by the official Bernie Sanders for President Campus Organization, BernEaters of UC Irvine. All are encouraged to attend, whether supportive of Bernie or not. It is a chance for the candidate to hear your voice and respond to your concerns, regardless of political affiliation. The townhall is primarily for college students, but all are still welcome, regardless of student status at UC Irvine. please RSVP here: secure.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/nationalstudenttownhall/4vzz2

Oct 28 Wednesday 4:30pm, Mission Viejo: GOP Debate Watching Party @ Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23436 Madero, #140
  The debate starts at 5:00PM   $10 Donation at the door for Pizza & Soda Wine & Beer will be available! (Bring your own Marshmallows to toss!) Join us for a frightening time watching the GOP Presidential Candidates! All proceeds will go to the 2016 South OC Democratic Campaign Office!

Oct 28 Wednesday 7pm (New Meeting Time), Santa Ana: DeColores Queer Orange County @ 1605 N. Spurgeon St. The Center OC
Join us for our weekly meeting, New members are welcome.

Oct 28 Wednesday 8-11pm, Fullerton: OC Anarchist Film Series presents: Juegos de Guerra @ Hibbleton Gallery, 223 W Santa Fe Ave.
Another film about the Spanish Revolution but with a fresh perspective. Some might know it by the name "Libertarias." Two women leave from a nunnery and a brothel respectively to join the anarchist Mujeres Libres. The film has anarcha-feminist historical themes.

Oct 29 Thursday 5:30pm, Costa Mesa: Rally to Support Costa Mesa Motel Residents @ Costa Mesa City Hall, 77 Fair Dr. (across from the OC Fairgrounds)
Following the 30-minute rally, all are invited to a free movie premiere of "Motel Stories" -- a series of documentary short films produced by the CM Affordable Housing Coalition. The screening will take place at Vanguard University (room: Smith 101), next door to City Hall. We will walk there together from the rally. Light refreshments will be served. "Motel Stories" was filmed and edited by film students from UCI, Cal. State Univ. Long Beach, and Loyola Marymount Univ. "Motel Stories" lets viewers see and hear from the people who call the CM Motor Inn home --- revealing why they live at the motel and what they fear will happen to them when the motel is demolished to make room for luxury apartments none of them can afford. Please join us! And spread the word. We want a huge crowd to help convince city council to require the developer to include 20% low income housing in the new apartments. Any questions, contact: Kathy Esfahani at kathy.esfahani@gmail.com

Oct 29 Thursday 5:30-7pm, Huntington Beach: Protest Against Environmental Racism @ Oak View Elementary, 17241 Oak Ln.
"Día de los Muertos" rally, march, and protest of Rainbow/Republic open air trash dump For more than three decades Rainbow Environmental Services has neglected the Oak View students, teachers and residents to issues like; constant bird dropings on school property (~50ft away), frequent stink from garbage, frequent dust from unenclosed waste handing including crushing & demolition (halted after OVSD filed a lawsuit) and political contributions to local, county and state officals (non-profits included).   It is time for Rainbow Environmetal Services to fully, 100% enclose thier facility. No more profit over lives. Be a good neighbor and PUTALIDONIT.

Oct 30 Friday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: OC May Day Coalition @ Old City Hall - 217 N Main St. Santa Ana CA, Suite #122 (Knock on window on north face of building on 3rd)
http://ocmdc.org

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

Oct 30 Friday 7pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club and the Democratic Party of OC present A Halloween Party @ The Woman's Club, 286 St. Anns Dr.
Dress up in your best costumes; no host bar, hors-d'oeuvres will be served. Bring snacks to share. Enjoy live music, prizes. $10 entrance and additional donations welcome.

Oct 31 Saturday 9am-1pm, Irvine: Signature Gathering for The Irvine Living Wage Initiative @ 11 Mann Street, off Culver and Michelson
Join signature gathering efforts: sign the petition and pick one up to collect friends signatures. Coffee and donuts provided. For more info, to donate to support the initiative, visit http://irvinelivingwage.org/.

Oct 31 Saturday 6:30pm, Fullerton: NOC4Bernie Halloween Party @ JP23 BBQ & Smokehouse, 101 South Harbor Blvd.
Scared of what's going on in politics! Come join us in a fun SCARE AWAY for BERNIE! We will be raffling off gifts and have a prize for Best Costume! So come enjoy music, food and fun! meetup.com/NOC4Bernie/events/226065655


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Nov 1 Sunday 7:30am-4pm, Huntington Beach: Special Huntington Beach Arlington West This Sunday we are having a special memorial In Loving Memory of Sgt 1st Class Tyler Westbrook Born May 12, 1984 Died August 28, 2015. Ed - Introduction of Special guests, Pat - We remember Tyler. Local Vocal Peace Choir - "Blowing In The Wind" and "Day Is Done", Dawn O'Brien - MFSO Oceanside, "Another Mother Speaks Out", Marcia Westbrook - mother of Tyler (via skype), Dedication: Keith and Lorna - Presentation fo the Cross, Taps, Moment of Silence, Local Vocal Peace Choir - Placing of Flowers, Sam - Message of Hope, See Sanchez to leave personal messages for Marcia, Donations may be made through the website www.22vets.com, axsMilitary Families Speak Out - www.mfso.org, Veterans for Peace - www.veteransforpeace.org
Every month members of VFP chapter 110 set-up a memorial to give thanks to and honor those who have served our country and particularly those that made the ultimate sacrifice. We must continue to remind the public of these ongoing conflicts and their costs to our nation and its families, and also to continue to talk to, support and help the many Marines, Soldiers, Sailors, Veterans, family members and concerned others that come by. Please consider helping or visiting, as we again set-up our memorial on the sands of Huntington Beach. If you have questions contact Jeff at jeff.mfso@earthlink.net or call/text 562-522-4241

[canceled] Nov 1 Sunday 11am, Irvine: Women for:OC The Roberts Court After 10 Years Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, Founding Dean UCI School of Law @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club 5 Riparian View
Unfortunately, Women For: OC is sorry to announce the CANCELLATION of our event with UCI Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky on Sunday, Nov. 1st, due to problems with the venue. The event has been rescheduled for Jan 20, 2016 We regret any inconvenience this may cause. womenforoc@aol.com womenfororangecounty.org

Nov 1 (every Sunday) Noon-1pm, Huntington Beach: ENOUGH!, Rally for peace @ the Pier
Please join us at high noon to: Rally for peace, Protest GMOs, Protest Injustice, Protest War, We have signs or bring your own, Pets welcome.

Nov 1 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC - Sonali Kolhatkar @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Sonali Kolhatkar is host of KPFK's morning show "Uprising! with Sonali", and is coming to the County to shed light on the financial crisis and internal politics that have plagued Pacifica Radio.   What was once a serious rival to NPR now has a listenership barely measurable on the Nielsen ratings.   Sonali, who is risking quite a bit by her public speaking, will break down for us why so much talent is leaving KPFK, the disastrous decisions being made by the new management team, and the possible bankruptcy of an institution that so many of Southern California's progressive rely on for fresh and quality information.
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.

Nov 1 Sunday 4-8pm, Orange: 'Little Gandhi' Exclusive O.C. Screening @ AMC Orange 30, 20 City Blvd W, Ste 1
Join SAC-LA and Rahma Relief Foundation for a special night to watch a film about the life of Syrian peace activist Ghiyath Matar. Followed by fundraising and panel discussion with Sami Kadi (the director/producer) Dr. Radwan Ziadeh will join the panel after the screening Wasfi Masarani will be in attendance Tickets for $25 - $30 at the door Ages 15+ are only permitted

Nov 2 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Los Angeles: CIVIC Presents 2nd Annual Benefit & an Evening with Erwin Chemerinsky on "Protecting the Most Vulnerable Among Us" @ Fritchman Auditorium, First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles, 2936 W. 8th St.
Join Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement for an evening of drinks, appetizers and a great discussion with one of the nation's leading civil rights attorneys. Tickets are only $30 now and go toward supporting immigrants! endisolation.org/tickets

Nov 3 Tuesday 6:30pm, Laguna Woods Village: Concerned Citizens: "Countering Violent Extremism" @ Clubhouse 7
gathering from 6:30 for refreshments and greetings - a talk, plus Q&A, by Anila Ali on "Countering Violent Extremism", by Anila Ali.   Ms. Ali is an educator, activist, author, CEO, and member of the LA Pilot Program, a group of leaders that shared findings on the effectiveness of collaboration in building resilient communities as a first line of defense against terrorism. Among other leadership roles, she is president of the American Muslin Women's Empowerment Council and member of the Board of Trustees for the Irvine Public Foundation.   Members free; $3 donation asked for guests. For more info, call Margaret Pearlman, 949-768-1649. Please bring a few peel-off stick-on return address labels to save time in writing a letter to our Rep. Mimi Walters on funding Planned Parenthood (our legislative action for the evening).

Nov 4 Wednesday 5pm, Irvine: College Democrats at UCI General Meeting @ UC Irvine, Humanities Hall 112
Join us and our special guest Mary Ann Gaido, planning commissioner of Irvine CIty Council and candidate for Irvine Mayor! Learn more about Irvine, and how to get involved. Join us, invite your friends.

Nov 4 Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm, Irvine: Campaign Kickoff -- Shiva Farivar for Irvine City Council @ Caspian Restaurant, 14100 Culver Dr.
To RSVP for the kickoff event, please call (562)491-1318 or Melahat@PSCcampaigns.com   Suggested contribution levels are as follows: Friend $75 Supporter $125 Host $150 Sponsor $250 Champion $470   I hope you will join us to start this campaign off right -- together, we can move Irvine forward!

Nov 4 Wednesday 6-10pm, Irvine: Dia de Los Muertos presented by MEChA de UCI @ UC Irvine Student Center & Event Services, A, 311 W Peltason Dr
We would like to invite you all to MEChA de UCI's annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) event. Dia de Los Muertos is a Latin-American holiday that focuses on celebrating within communites to celebrate our loved ones that have passed. On this day it is believed that loved ones spirits return to the earth and celebrate among the living. Everyone is welcome to come to event and learn more about the traditions and history about the importance of Dia de Los Muertos

Nov 4 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Fullerton: Community Meetings on Mapping Boundary Districts @ Orangethorpe United Methodist Church. 2351 West Orangethorpe Ave.
Fullerton citizens are invited to attend several community meetings around Fullerton with demographic mapping expert, David Ely of Compass Demographics, to discuss the process of maps for voting district boundaries.   These meetings will allow residents the opportunity to discuss and interact with others on the district mapping process. Mr. Ely typically uses sample maps as a starting point to give an idea of how equal population district boundaries might be distributed and solicit input and mapping ideas during these meetings. For more information or to R.S.V.P, please email districtelections@cityoffullerton.com, or call (714)738-6355

Nov 4 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC Regular Meeting @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 S. Coast Dr., Metropointe Ctr.
Anila, a member of the White House Panel on Countering Violent Extremism and active with the LA Pilot Program, will discuss CVE and its goals in local communities. Erik Taylor, Executive Director Democratic Party of Orange County Erik was recently appointed Executive Director of the DPOC. He will discuss his vision for the party as we enter election year and organize to make Orange County bluer in 2016. Social hour begins at 6:30pm, meeting at 7:15. Admission is free. Please join us and bring a friend for a night of progressive action. If you have any questions, please email dfaoc.comm@gmail.com. dfa-oc.org.

Nov 5 Thursday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North Orange County @ Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 North Harbor Blvd.
Join the DNOC as our guest speaker will be Claudia Perez, External Affairs Manager at Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties. DNOC times: Dinner and Socializing at 6. There is NO COST for attending the meeting which begins at 7. For more information contact: DNOC President Linda Gardner, linda@heareveryvoice.com

Nov 5 Thursday 6:30-9pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC @ 17250 Los Jardines West
our guest speaker is Gina Clayton-Tarvin, President of the Ocean View School District Board of Trustees. Ms. Clayton-Tarvin will update us on several issues facing OVSD including asbestos removal, Rainbow/ Republic air quality issues and homeless children in the district & what is being done to stabilize their housing. OVSD serves Huntington Beach, Westminster and Fountain Valley. Several of our members volunteer at Oak View Elementary School and Community Center.   We begin with a brief business meeting and an opportunity for announcements at 7:00 pm.

Nov 5 Thursday 7-10pm, Whittier: Free Film: "V for VENDETTA" Hosted by Whittier Area Peace and Justice Coalition @ Saint Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave. corner of Wardman Street and Washington Ave. in Uptown Whittier.
More info at: whittierpeace.org/index.htm#MovieNight

Nov 7 Saturday 8:30am, Long Beach: March with MFSO in the Long Beach Veterans Day Parade
Military Families Speak Out (MFSO), Veterans for Peace (VFP) and their supporters are invited to participate in this year's Veterans Day Parade Meet up with our groups between 8:30 and 9:45 AM on Atlantic Ave. between Harding and Artesia (look for our banners and flag). Also, please wear your MFSO or VFP t-shirt. If you do not have one, we will have some on hand. Join us in honoring our family members in the military and those who have served this country with honor. Sorry due to parade rules, no other signs are allowed. For more info call 562-833-8035 or e-mail mfsooc@earthlink.net

Nov 7 Saturday 9am-noon Brea/9:30am-noon Corona del Mar, Long Beach: Monthly Meeting of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL)
@ Brea 9am to noon: Brea Congregational Church at 300 E. Imperial Hwy, Brea 92821
@ Corona del Mar 9:30am to noon: St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 3233 Pacific View Dr, Corona del Mar, CA 92625
@ Long Beach 9:30am to noon: First Congregational Church of Long Beach, 241 Cedar Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
New members welcome! Part of the meeting is a one-hour international conference call. We hear from an expert in Climate Change. Then we plan actions to move our members of Congress toward a solution to the climate crisis. Join the fun as we build political will for a livable world. RSVPs appreciated by contacting Dennis Arp at (714) 747-0206 or arp@chapman.edu for North OC or Mark Tabbert at (949) 310-5256 for Corona del Mar or Edric Guise at (562) 858-4640 for Long Beach. Learn about CCL and register for live weekly introductory call at CitizensClimateLobby.org.

Nov 7 Saturday 9am-noon, Anaheim: OCCORD Citizenship Fair @ North OC Community College District, 1830 W Romneya Dr
Please call us to register and for more information 714-621-0919 ext. 13 Click here to download the flyer Click Here to Register Click Here to Volunteer

Nov 7 Saturday noon-2pm, Orange: Meet & Greet Irvine City Council Candidate Farrah N.Khan @ 3640 East Roundtree Court
Farrah currently serves as the Executive Director of the Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council. She has been a resident of Irvine for the past 10 years and has served as the Appointed Community Services Commissioner for the City of Irvine, CERT Volunteer (with Irvine Police), PTA Board Member and President and community organizer with various organizations. For more information, please visit ElectFarrah.org

Nov 7 Saturday 1-10pm, Santa Ana: Noche de Altares @ 4th and Birch
El Centro Cultural de México presents The largest Día de los Muertos celebration in OC   Participate this year in various ways:   Build An Altar Invite your family and friends to build an altar in memory of a deceased loved one or to bring awareness to a social issue. Participation is open to all members of the community and organizations. Deadline to reserve a space is Wednesday, September 30th. For more information please email: altars@elcentroculturaldemexico.org and see attached Altar Maker Form.   Be a Vendor Be vendor and sell your wares to over 30,000 attendees at Noche de Altares. Deadline to reserve a space is Friday, July 31st. For more information please email: vendors@elcentroculturaldemexico.org and see attached Vendor Form.   Be a Food Vendor Deadline to reserve a space is Monday, August 17th. For more information please email: foodvendors@elcentroculturaldemexico.org and see attached Food Vendor Form.   Volunteer Your Time It takes an entire community to put on this community event! Sign up for one or more shifts. It's a great way for students to get community service hours. For more information please email: volunteers@elcentroculturaldemexico.org and see attached Volunteer Form.   Make a Donation Support this free, family-friendly, community-funded event by making a donation! Your generous gift will go towards the construction of the community altar, the creation of traditional art exhibits, and supplies for children's arts and crafts workshops. You may also make your gift in honor of a deceased loved one and have his/her name listed alongside yours in the event program. For more information about Business Sponsorship please email: nochedealtares@elcentroculturaldemexico.org and for Community Donation see attached Community Form.   Spread The Word!!! Help us spread the word by telling your family, friends, and co-workers to join in the celebration and share the various ways they can participate in this year's 13th Annual Noche de Altares.

Nov 7 Saturday 4-7pm, Corona Del Mar: Mindfulness, Citizenship, and Climate Change: with Dr. Brinda Sarathy @ St Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 3233 Pacific View Dr.
Dr. Brinda Sarathy will share her insights into our current Californian landscape and how we can use Gandhi's understanding of citizenship to evolve beyond a consumer mindset and live a fuller, greener life.   Dr. Brinda Sarathy is the Director for the Robert Redford Conservancyfor Southern California Sustainability, and Associate Professor of Environ- mental Analysis at Pitzer College in Pomona, CA. She specializes in natural resource management, environmental justice, race, and immigration, social inequality, US environmental policy.   Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. The wines have been specially selected for this evening by Scott Kulek, Head Wine Merchant at Envoyer Fine Wines.   There will be an opportunity to contribute to Citizens' Climate Education.   Citizens' Climate Education (501c3) is working to educate our elected officials, the media and public at large about an effective climate solution, and Citizens' Climate Lobby (501c4) is working to build the political will necessary to implement such a solution. Our preferred solution, carbon fee and dividend, would reduce CO2 emissions by 33% in 10 years (52% in 20 years) and would add 2.1 million jobs to our economy and $70-85 billion to our GDP, both over baseline. citizensclimatelobby.org

Nov 8 Sunday 1:30pm, Irvine: Humanist Association of OC "Altruism and an Innate Moral Sense" @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Kristen Renwick Monroe is Chancellor's Professor at the University of California at Irvine and Director of the UCI Ethics Center. Past President of the International Society of Political Psychology and Vice President of the American Political Science Association, Monroe is a lifetime member - and current president - of the Women's Caucus for Political Science and the author/editor of over 16 books and 100 articles. She has received three best book awards for work on altruism and moral choice as well as lifetime achievement awards from both the American Political Science Association and the International Society of Political Psychology.

Nov 8 Sunday 2-5pm, Newport Beach: TiasArms Wine Tasting Party @ Bayside Restaurant, 900 Bayside Dr.
RSVP by Nov. 4 to 940/375-0616 or purchase ticket at tiasarms.org/events. Admission is $75. Contributions can be made online or mailed to TIAS Arms, 3 Wild Goose Court, Newport Beach CA 92663. TIAS Arms is a non-profit that provides support for orphaned or abandoned children affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa.

Nov 8 Sunday 6-8pm, Cerritos: Training in Calling Voters in early Primary states @ Mimi's Cafe, 12727 Towne Center Dr.
go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/volunteermeetingtogetorganizedorlearnmore/4vly9

[Postponed] Nov 8 Sunday 7:30pm, Santa Ana: Merchants of Doubt @ Church of the Foothills, 19211 Dodge Ave.
postponed until Nov 15

Nov 9 Monday 7pm, Irvine: New Narratives: Melissa Harris-Perry - How Black Lives Matter @ Pacific Ballroom at UCI
RSVP: http://apps.vcsa.uci.edu/events/app/index.php#/30 Presented in partnership with Women's Empowerment Initiative.

Nov 10 Tuesday 5-6:30pm, Irvine: BernEaters UCI Second General Meeting @ UC Irvine, Humanities Hall 254
This meeting will be divided into sections. First, we will have a small introduction of the members and the Bern Board. After that, we'll have a small activity to get to know one another. Then we will have an informative lecture on how to get involved with campaigning for Bernie. And finally we will have a discussion/debate to conclude.   Even if you don't support Bernie, we still invite you to come. We welcome everyone, regardless of political affiliation.

Nov 10 Tuesday 6pm, Capo Beach: Progressives of South OC @ the banquet room of Agostino's
The speaker will be David Eisenstein, attorney and founder of Monstah PAC who will speak about money in politics: "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly about Super PACs". Drinks and socializing start at 5:30, get your dinner ordered by 6 so that the meeting can start at 7.   RSVP necessary: socprogressives@gmail.com and visit our web site for more information about this and other events plus acerbic commentary about what is in the news: http://socprogressives.com

Nov 10 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Irvine: Panel: What You Need to Know About the Syrian Refugee Crisis @ Pacifica Institute, 18022 Cowan Suite 100
The purpose of the panel is to inform the public about the Syrian Refugee Crisis' origin and global impact. The panel will provide an opportunity for individuals and organizations to learn how they can be helpful to Syrians and others who have been displaced from their country by the ravages of war. Of special interest, will be a consideration of issues facing people who are seeking to find refuge in Orange County. The panel will emphasize the humanitarian dimensions of the crisis, rather than its geopolitical implications.   Speakers   Rabbi Arnold Rachlis (Moderator) University Synagogue   Kelsey Norman UCI School of Social Sciences   Kinda Hibrawi Karam Foundation   Dania Alkhouli A Country Called Syria   Haroon Azar U.S. Department of Homeland Security   Contact: Ilker Yildiz, OC Branch Director of Pacifica Institute iyildiz@pacificainstitute.org cell: 213-273-6410

Nov 10 Tuesday 6:30pm, Laguna Beach: Transition Laguna Beach Tuesday Potluck & Speaker @ Neighborhood Church Hall, 340 St. Ann's Drive
The Barefoot Naturalist, Joel Robinson will share wild food samples Joel is part of 'Naturalist For You', an environmental nonprofit which seeks to help indigenous people preserve traditional life ways within biologically diverse landscapes.

Nov 11 Wednesday 10am-3pm, Costa Mesa: Join Labor in Honoring our Nation's Veterans @ OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Dr.   Free Parking: Enter Gate #1 off of Fair Drive
VeteransandLabor.com Contact: Cathy Yatch at (714) 835-3355 or cyatch@oceamember.org

Nov 11 Wednesday noon, Irvine: PPOCSB 50th Anniversary Luncheon @ Irvine Marriott, 1800 Van Karman
This year's celebration will feature keynote speaker Gloria Steinem. Not only will this event celebrate her achievements as an American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist, it will also be celebrating Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino counties achievements over the past five decades.   Proceeds from this events will provide our patients access to care, regardless of their ability to pay, and help them get on the path to living a healthier life. Please reserve your tickets by calling (714) 922-4145. If you cannot attend, please consider making a donation here.

Nov 11 Wednesday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club - Getting More Critical Government Support for Veterans -- Francisco Barragan, Commander, United Mexican-American Veterans Association, and Ed Garza, Military Families Speak Out @ Clubhouse 3 Dining Room 2
Doors Open 6:30pm; Program at 7   Legislative Action, Raffle, Refreshments, Membership, Voter Registration, and Volunteer Opportunities.   Please bring nonperishable food items for South County Outreach; we will also pass the hat to fund our Thanksgiving Adopt-a-Family   For info, call Sue Dearing at 949 855-6965 lw-dems.info

Nov 11 Wednesday 7pm, Anaheim: OC Young Democrats @ El Torito, 2020 East Ball Rd.
Our guest speaker will be Congressional Candidate and Garden Grove Mayor, Bao Nguyen. Info@OCYD.org | OCYD.org

Nov 11 Wednesday 7pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd AD Democratic Alliance @ IAM District 725, 5402 Bolsa Ave.

Nov 11 Wednesday 7-9pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club @ Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 429 Cypress Dr.
will host Erik Taylor, Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Orange County. Erik will discuss the Democratic Party's plans to achieve successful outcomes for its issues and candidates. For more info, contact Mary Carter, 949/395-8664;marycarterlaguna@msn.com. lagunabeachdemocraticclub.com

Nov 12 Thursday noon-1pm, Irvine: Million Student March @ UC Irvine Flag Poles
We Demand: Tuition-Free Public College Cancellation of All Student Debt A $15 Minimum Wage for All Campus Workers http://studentmarch.org/ We are looking for people to speak: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1h-rrkZStZuADmpZyrzTOEQDiBhaKq7dL8pymrX12qw0/viewform

Nov 13 Friday 9am-4:45pm, Irvine: < The Challenge of Informed Consent in Times of Controversy @ UCI Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, 845 Health Sciences Road
Clinical trials, adult, fetal and embryonic stem cells, and new frontiers in biotechnology law.uci.edu/events/health-policy/stem-cell-symposium2015nov.html

Nov 13 Friday 10am-1:30pm, Irvine: League of Women Voters discussion/consensus meeting about their Constitutional Amendment Study @ Marie Callender's, 15363 Culver Dr.
Cost is $20 for lunch: roast chicken, French dip, chicken/gorgonzola salad, or salad/soup bar. RSVP required to Becky at (949) 786-1669 or beckynewman2222@gmail.com

Nov 13 Friday 1pm: Senior Patriots For Peace "Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA" @ Clubhouse 4 Leisure World
This program, which originally aired on PBS as an episode of "Frontline" in Janusry, investigates how the NRA used its unrivaled political power to stop gun regulation in America. With first-hand accounts of school killings in Newtown and Columbine, and the shooting of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, "Gunned Down" examines why, despite the national trauma over gun violence, Washington hasn't acted. A discussion period will follow the presentation. Presented by: Senior Patriots For Peace. All are invited to attend this free event.   Those living outside Leisure World must call Nancy at (562)896-8604 to leace your name so that a guest list can be left at the Main Gate to assure admission. For futher information call Nancy Goldstein at (562-896-8604 or Lucille Martin at (562)430-1047. PEACE NOT WAR.

Nov 13 Friday 6-8pm, Fullerton: World Workshop #39: "Migrations" (+ Dinner) @ California State University, Fullerton, Humanities Bldg. Room 123, 800 N. State College Blvd. meetup.com/The-Left-Bank-of-Orange-County/events/225370424

Nov 14 (2nd Saturday) 10am-noon, Irvine: OC Peace Coalition General Meeting @ OC Friends meeting house, 2091 Business Center Dr, Suite 100
Anyone interested in educating, organizing and changing US foreign policies promoting illegal invasions and occupations, as well as stopping the militarization of the U.S. (High School Military Recruitment, the brutal treatment of undocumented workers, and the criminalization of youth, especially those of color).   We do not support any specific party but do support anyone who is working for Peace and Justice.   Breakfast and Coffee provided!   Bring your ideas and enthusiasm! ocpeace.org

Nov 14 Saturday 4-8pm, Santa Ana: Bernie Sanders Barnstorm with National Organizing Staff (Debate Watch After) @ The Frida Cinema, 305 E. 4th Street
go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/training/4vsxt

Nov 14 Saturday 5pm, Orange: Democratic Presidential Primary Debate Watch Party @ IBEW Local 441, 309 North Rampart Street, Suite M
Doors open 5:00p.m. - debate starts at 6:00p.m. Suggested Donation: $5 Please RSVP with us by clicking here: erik@ocdemocrats.org. Our friends at IBEW Local 441 have graciously opened their doors for us. Pizza and refreshments will be available throughout the evening. We will also bring our very own Donald Trump piñata

Nov 14 Saturday 6pm, Fullerton: 2nd Democratic Debate Watch Party @ Revolucion 1910 Cantina, 205 N Harbor Blvd.

Nov 14 Saturday 6pm, Anaheim: CAIR 19th Annual Banquet - Strengthening our Voices, Advancing Together @ Hilton Anaheim 777 W Convention Way
ca.cair.com/losangeles/2015/09/cair-la-19th-anniversary-banquet

Nov 15 Sunday noon, Huntington Beach: TTP Rally in solidarity with DC National Action FlushTheTTP.org @ entrance to HB Pier, 103 PCH Hwy
Coalition Groups of Food, Water and Health will start the OC Grassroots Action to defeat the TTP. The text is released, the Clock is Ticking.. Bring signs, invite everyone!

Nov 15 Sunday noon, Costa Mesa: "Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County", a documentary by Alexandra Pelosi @ Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church, 2845 Mesa Verde Dr E
The League of Women Voters of Orange County Film Series continues at OCUUC. A light lunch will be provided - a $5 donation is suggested. Following the film there will be a discussion led by Paul Leon of the Illumination Foundation.

Nov 15 Sunday 5-8pm, Anaheim: DFOC 2015 Annual Dinner @ Disney's Paradise Pier, 1717 Disneyland Dr.
This Year's Honorees Are: The Honorable Karen Bass The Honorable Sharon Quirk-Silva Henry Vandermeir Click here to reserve your ticket online using our secure page! secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/dfocannualdinner2015

Nov 15 Sunday 5:30pm, Santa Ana: Merchants of Doubt @ Church of the Foothills, 19211 Dodge Ave.
with popcorn and rootbeer floats on us! I watched it last week for the first time. Well worth the time. It heightens one's Innate crap detector! Or awakens it as the case may be

Nov 16-17 Monday-Tuesday 10am-4pm, Buena park: Organizing And Leadership Academy hosted by California Alliance for Retired Americans @ UFCW Local 324, 8530 Stanton Avenue.
Open to all. Free for members, affiliates. $50 for everyone else - includes lunch and materials. Practice organizing, leadership, public speaking, media outreach and lobbying skills. You must rsvp by November 1st, 2015 to assure a space by sending this form to: CARA, 600 Grand Avenue, Suite 410, Oakland, CA 94610. Space is limited, so please respond soon. For more information, call CARA at 510-663-4086. www.californiaalliance.org.

Nov 17 Tuesday 9am, Santa Ana: Rally in Support of The Proposed Homeless Shelter at Kraemer Place @ OC Hall of Administration, Santa Ana Civic Center Bldg. 10.
Plan is to assemble a large group of homeless individuals and supporters of the proposed shelter with signs and banners to demonstrate the need for the shelter and urgency to move forward with the existing plan and an immediate and favorable vote by the BOS. Materials and donations needed to construct signs and banners. Special BOS meeting starts at 11am. Questions or suggestions - contact Tim Houchen 213/278-1467.

Nov 17 Tuesday 10am-5pm, Santa Ana: Phone Banking To Release Christina Lopez @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St.
Join DeColores and Orange County Immigrant Youth United to call on ICE to release Christina Lopez!   Christina is a transgender woman who has been in the Santa Ana Detention Center for over a year and a half. She has been asking for treatment for Hepatitis C, which immigration has failed to provide. Her story shows how ICE continues to fail to meet the needs of transgender women in detention. This phone banking is part of End Trans Detention Week of Action as well as the #Not1More National Week of Action. http://www.notonemoredeportation.com/portfolio/christina/

Nov 17 Tuesday 5:30-7pm, Santa Ana: Social Justice Council Project @ Centro Cultural de México
El Centro has been given an opportunity for training free of charge from The Center of Council, a non-profit that teaches the Council practice of group communication and facilitation. This training is specifically for social justice organizations. Council is a set of listening and response practice with roots is Indigenous and Buddhist techniques and can be used for everyday operation as well as managing conflict. The full on training will be a big commitment for about 30 core Centro members: 16 hours plus 6 months for follow-up meetings. For this reason, SJCP will be offering this short demonstration training, to introduce the community to Council practice and it's benefits and to access our interest level in taking advantage of the full training. Don't miss this - it's a unique opportunity to improve and deepen our communication - Citio web de Center For Council: http://www.centerforcouncil.org, Para Aprender Mas//To learn more: Short film that describe what Council is: http://www.centerforcouncil.org/#!watch-the-film/cc3q

Nov 17 Tuesday 6:30-8pm, Fullerton: Appeal on Coyote Hills Development Approval @ Fullerton City Hall, 303 W Commonwealth Ave.
please join us to appeal the Fullerton Planning Commission's decision against a fair acquisition plan for West Coyote Hills. They approved to ignore our 61% vote on Measure W that rejected development. They rather give Chevron all the development approvals which jacks up the price for acquisition ... and we have only 1 year to all the money or the land will be developed with nearly all of the 760 houses originally proposed. We need a fair plan for acquisition. Show up to tell the City Council to reject this plan. Do not ignore our vote on Measure W. Send the plan back for a fair negotiation on acquisition. Whether you can or can't make it to the 11/17/15 Hearing, be sure to send an email to the City Council ahead of time on what you want them to do as our elected representatives. Send to WCHComments@cityoffullerton.com and council@cityoffullerton.com. You can also go to our website at coyotehills.org   The Council Meeting starts at 6:30 PM but this item is last (#17) on the agenda which is estimated to start at around 7:30 PM. Detailed agenda is online at http://fullerton.granicus.com/AgendaViewer.php?view_id=2&event_id=421

Nov 17 Tuesday 7pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats @ Norman Murray Center, 24932 Veterans Way
The guest speaker will be Jeni Havill from the Sanders campaign to tell us about what is happening on the ground in the OC and in California. (Note: We plan to bring in a Hillary person early in 2016.) More info contact: PoliticalDeb@OUtlook.com

Nov 17 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club of OC "Student Movements for Justice in Palestine: The Assault on Academic Freedom" @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
During the past few years, there has been a marked increase in attacks on scholarship and teaching which is critical of Israel's policies toward the Palestinians.   We will see excerpts from a video on this topic taken at a UC Riverside conference which featured presentations by various speakers. Discussion will follow, moderated by Asim Altamimin. Please join us and share your ideas.

Nov 18 Wednesday 5pm, Irvine: College Democrats at UCI present Irvine City Councilmember Beth Krom @ Humanities Hall 112

Nov 18 Wednesday 5:30pm, Santa Ana: Free Christina: Vigil for Not1More LGBTQ Deportation @ 62 W Civic Center Dr
Join the immigrant and LGBTQ community in demanding that ICE release Christina Lopez from detention.   Christina left Peru following her parents, who had traveled to the U.S. to find better economic opportunities. In addition to wanting to be with her family, emigrating was a matter of life and death for Christina, as an attempt to escape harsh violence against transgender people in Peru.   But Chrsitina's adjustment to the U.S. was not easy. As a transgender woman she had little support from her family and few access to resources. She became involved in an abusive relationship, which lead to at least one documented case of physical violence from her partner. She also began to have a drinking problem, during which received 3 driving under the influence charges.   She is currently detained at the Santa Ana City Jail in need for medical attention for Hepatitis C, which so far the detention center has refused to provide despite several requests. She needs treatment not detention.

Nov 18 Wednesday 7pm, Aliso Viejo: Anna Deavere Smith "Doing Time in Education - The School to Prison Pipeline" @ Soka
Pulitzer Prize nominated playwright, actor and MacArthur "Genius" Fellow, Anna Deavere Smith is known for creating a new form of theatre that highlights issues of community, character and diversity in America. Presented in collaboration with the Soka University MA in Educational Leadership and Societal Change. Tickets: $18.00/$12.00 Students and Seniors (62+)/FREE to Soka students, faculty & staff. Free transportation & tickets for high school groups - More info: conversations@soka.edu.

[date Change] Nov 18 (3rd Wednesday) 7pm, Orange: OC Death Penalty Focus Tomorrow's DPF meeting, Wednesday, Nov 18th, has been changed to next week, Tuesday, Nov. 24th. We have not received all the necessary materials for the postcard response to the CDCR's single drug protocol, and as such we thought it best to change the meeting date until everything is in place. We will send a conformation out over the weekend.

Nov 18 Wednesday 7pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club - Claudia Perez from Planned Parenthood @ San Juan Capistrano Community Center, 25925 Camino Del Avion
Claudia Perez is the external affairs manager for Orange and San Bernardino counties, and will bring club members and guests up to date on the conflict between right-wing Republicans and people who care about women's health.   Planned Parenthood is being attacked and Republicans want to strip its programs, depriving women of comprehensive sex education and health information, which enable them to make responsible and informed choices.   Don't miss this opportunity to hear about the struggles Planned Parenthood, and its director, Cecile Richards, have faced recently in the face of an organized attack on women's health and sex education.   Dinner will be available for those who RSVP by 11/15/15 to Lois at snickie6@gmail.com   Dinner served 6- 7pm Members $17 Dinner, Non Members $20. Buffet Dinner includes salads, entrees, side dishes, dessert and beverages tax and tip courtesy of the Catering Factor. Regular meeting starts at 7pm.

Nov 18 Wednesday 7-9pm, Irvine: Merchants of Doubt @ Irvine United Congregational Church, Plumer Hall, 4915 Alton Parkway
Advocates for Peace and Justice is sponsoring the award winning movie describing the disinformation campaign, creating doubt about the causes, and even the existence, of global climate change. Based on the book of the same name this movie documents the role of the fossil fuel industry in creating the impression that evidence of climate change, or the cause of change, is still not conclusive. This documentary helps us understand how this has become the most important moral issue of our day.

Nov 18 Wednesday 7:30pm, Santa Ana: This Changes Everything documentary screening @ The Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St.
Avi Lewis' documentary This Changes Everything is a companion piece to Naomi Klein's 2014 book This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs. The Climate. TICKETS: ticketing.us.veezi.com/purchase/1311?siteToken=H3RVW4Hi7UCAqWQZqk%2BTpA%3D%3D

Nov 19 Thursday 6-9pm, Laguna Niguel: Truth or Drought Activist Training Concerned about the Drought? Want to save animals and preserve water?   According to NASA scientists, the world is running out of water. We hear about ways to reduce personal water use, but personal water use accounts for only 4% of freshwater use, while meat and dairy consume a staggering 47% of this precious natural resource! We are saddened that animal agriculture, the largest contributor to the drought here in California and worldwide, has been almost entirely left out of the conversation,   Join us for this house party and activist training for Truth or Drought. The Truth or Drought Citizens' Action Campaign is very simple. All you have to do is take 10 minutes to speak with restaurants about promoting vegan options on the menu.   If you want to join us, please email Charlotte at charlotte(dot)cressey@gmail.com with your name and then you will be emailed back the address   Gather at 6 pm to socialize and eat. Meeting starts at 6:30 pm sharp. vegan dish for potluck and $10 cash to buy materials needed for you to carry out the campaign in your community.   RSVP to Charlotte{dot}cressey@gmail.com to receive the address for the event.

Nov 19 Thursday 6:30-8pm, Newport Beach: OC for Climate Action @ 1151 Dove Street #210
This is critical planning time to make our next rally as successful as possible! Come join us for the next OCCA planning meeting.

Nov 19 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Irvine: Emergency Meeting- What We Can Do- The Crisis in Syria @ Center for Living Peace, 4139 Campus Dr (across from UCI in the University Plaza- near Chick Filet)
Please join us for an emergency meeting Understanding and Taking Action on the Syrian Crisis What can each of us do? What can Orange County do? Hosted by S.A.R.A.H.

Nov 19 Thursday 7pm, Irvine: "Why Direct Action?" Presentation @ Humanities Hall 210, UC Irvine
Direct Action Everywhere stands out from other animal advocacy groups for a variety of reasons, but perhaps one of these reasons is chiefly because our tactics and strategy is so different from what is the norm within the animal rights movement. Join DxE organizer Lola Kay at Irvine Students Against Animal Cruelty's meetup as she describes our model for achieving animal liberation!

Nov 20 Friday 8:30am-4:30pm, Fullerton: Social Justice Summit: Knowledge and Justice in Action @ Fullerton College, 321 E Chapman Ave.
For More Info: fcstomp.org/summitinformation AGonzalez@fullcoll.edu | (714) 992-7504

Nov 20 Friday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: OC May Day Coalition @ Old City Hall - 217 N Main St. Santa Ana CA, Suite #122 (Knock on window on north face of building on 3rd)
http://ocmdc.org

Nov 20 Friday 6-9pm, Long Beach: Indigenous Peace And Justice Vigil @ 5200 E. 2nd St., On the corner of Nieto and 2nd in front of Chase Bank.
The Long Beach Area Peace Network invites Native American organizations to join its peace and justice vigil on Friday, November 20th from 6pm to 9pm in Belmont Shore. Groups are invited to table (tables provided) or send us information to be distributed by LBAPN volunteers. Musicians also encouraged to attend. For more information contact Pat Alviso at mfsooc@earthlink.com / (562) 833 8035.

Nov 20 Friday 7pm, Santa Ana: OCIYU Open House and Discussion @ 1905 E 17th St #219
OC Immigrant Youth United will be having an open house today at our office along with a discussion. The discussion will include people who are directly impacted by the new Priority Enforcement Program, those that are not priority and would qualify for DAPA and those who do not qualify and are also not a priority.

Nov 20 Friday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Transgender Day of Remembrance @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St
This year's Transgender Day of Remembrance will focus on the event being a celebration of life of those we have lost. It will be filled with positivity, love and unity. We will also have a children's play area where children from the community can color and draw with black and white photos of those we have lost. Each photo will have a positive synopsis of who the person was. The main stage area will also have altars set up to honor the deceased along with a pair of shoes to show a visualization of how many persons are no longer with us.

Nov 21 Saturdays 9am-1pm, Irvine: Irvine Living Wage Initiative Volunteer Get Together @ 11 Mann Street, off Culver & Michelson
Because we want to restore the Living Wage for Irvine's city contract service workers (the hundreds of lower wage landscape workers, janitors, maintenance workers, and child care workers who keep Irvine clean, safe, and beautiful! P.S. For those that can't make it in person, help us print more copies of the petitions by donating HERE

Nov 21 Saturday 1:30pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State: Appetizer & Dessert Potluck - Annual Planning Meeting @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Who's Steering This Thing? Where Are We Going? We need your driving skills in 2016! Please bring your favorite snack food.

Nov 21 Saturday 5-8pm, Anaheim: 21st Annual Truman Awards Dinner @ Anaheim Hilton, 777 Convention Way
Tickets: secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/trumanawards2015

Nov 22 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club 15 Riparian View
we will be hearing from UCI Professor Joe Dunn. Joe Dunn currently teaches in the UCI Law School and is a Candidate for the 46th Congressional District. Come by to hear from Mr. Dunn and get together with fellow Irvine Democrats! irvinedemocrats.org

Nov 24 (4th Tuesday) 5:30-7pm, Orange: Peace Vigil by MFSO and CODEPINK @ The Orange Circle at the intersection of Glassell St and Chapman Ave.
As many of you know, after our monthly vigil at the Traffic Circle in Orange, most of us meet for a little "down time and socialization" at Watson's Drug Store. The Orange County Peace Coalition has requested that we change our regularly held vigil, (the third Tuesday of the month), to a time when they have their regularly scheduled OCPC meetings. The idea would be to combine the two activities, (many of us go to OCPC meetings and the vigil).   This means that instead of socializing after the vigil, the OCPC meetings would be held at Watsons Drugs at 7pm. This might help us have more people at our vigil if OCPC members will just come a little earlier. We hope that you will join us at the Traffic Circle on the 4th Tuesday of this month starting at 5:30. At 7pm we are all invited to join the OCPC meeting which will be held right after the vigil at Watson's Diner- just around the corner beginning at 7pm.

Nov 24 Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Ecofeminism/Social Justice Community Reading Group discussing Naomi Klein's "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate"
We will discuss Naomi Klein's "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate". Everyone is welcome if you've read all or part of the book. The group meets at a private home in Santa Ana. Please e-mail, call, or text Stacy Russo for location information at stacylee1970@yahoo.com or 714-595-7589. This group, originally called the Ecofeminism and Social Justice Community Reading Group, was founded in March 2013 to create a gathering space for individuals who are concerned about intersecting issues of injustice in our world. Please join us to make our community stronger!

Nov 24 Tuesday 7pm, Orange: OC Death Penalty Focus @ St. Joseph Center, Room 2, 480 S Batavia
The focus of our meeting will be the new drug protocol and our response.   OCChapterDPF@gmail.com facebook.com/OCCDPF https://twitter.com/oc_dpf

Nov 24 (4th Tuesday) 7-9pm, Orange: OC Peace Coalition general meeting oocpeace.org @ Watson Drugs and Soda Fountain, 116 E Chapman Ave (After Circle Vigil)
WHO: All interested people are invited, especially anyone who might represent one of our member organizations. We're likely to be planning for tabling, future actions, or whatever business people want to bring up (excluding any specific support of candidates or political parties). Please bring your ideas, and be ready to step up and participate.

Nov 24 Tuesday 7:30pm, Santa Ana: This Changes Everything Encore OC screening @ The Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St.
Avi Lewis' documentary This Changes Everything is a companion piece to Naomi Klein's 2014 book This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs. The Climate. TICKETS: https://ticketing.us.veezi.com/purchase/1449?siteToken=H3RVW4Hi7UCAqWQZqk%2BTpA%3D%3D

Nov 24 Tuesday 7:30-9pm, Irvine: Bruno Serato "Feeding The Kids In America" @ University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Services with IUCC at University Synagogue If possible, everyone is being asked to bring packages of dry pasta and tomato sauce or paste for Mr. Serato's anti-hunger project. The preferable brand is Barilla because the Barilla Corporation is a major supporter of Mr. Serato's charitable work. universitysynagogue.org/event/annual-pre-thanksgiving-services-with-iucc-at-university-synagogue-led-by-rabbi-rachlis-and-rev-tellstrom

[Canceled] Nov 25 (last Wednesday), Seal Beach: Senior Patriots For Peace vigil cancelled for November and December #WedSPAW

Nov 28 Saturday 2-4pm, Irvine: Farrah for Irvine City Council Campaign Kick-Off @ IRWD Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon
Come out and show your support for Farrah N. Khan as she kicks off her campaign for Irvine City Council. This is the time to come together to discuss the issues that are affecting us.

[time change] Nov 29 Sunday 2-3:30pm 1-2:30pm, Irvine: Paris Climate Talks Rally @ The Irvine Spectrum, gather at corner og Gateway and Spectrum
We will gather for a rally in support of progress at the Paris Climate talks which are scheduled to begin Nov. 30. More details coming occlimateaction.org/2015/climate-summit-rally-nov-29 Map of gathering location: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Spectrum+Center+Dr+%26+Gateway,+Irvine,+CA+92618/@33.6533759,-117.7482048,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x80dce7f8ff22833d:0x411c2dade6d9974c

Nov 29 Sunday 6pm, Long Beach: Conscious Cinema presents 'Greedy Lying Bastards', a film by Craig Rosebaugh @ Hellada Art Center, 117 Linden Ave. - $5 donation - People's Climate March to Ocean and Pine happening after movie screening.

Nov 30 Monday 6pm, Irvine: PDA Greater OC Chapter @ Home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River
Please join us for our monthly PDA Chapter meeting, where we will discuss national, regional, and local issues of concern, and opportunities for action! And please bring a Pot Luck Snack Food item. Dr Bill Honigman drbillhonigman@gmail.com


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Dec 1 Tuesday 5-8pm, Anaheim: OCCORD's 10th Anniversary Dinner and Celebration @ Sheraton Park Hotel, 1855 South Harbor Boulevard
Join us in celebrating 10 years of organizing for good jobs, strong neighborhoods, and inclusive democracy in Orange County!   We're thrilled to honor: Nick Berardino, recently retired General Manager of the Orange County Employees Association, and   Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of the UC Irvine School of Law.   Tickets $80 before November 1, 2015; $100 thereafter.   Click on occord.org/article.php?id=267 to purchase tickets For full details about sponsorship opportunities, contact Joesé Hernandez at 714-621-0919, extension 18; or at jhernandez@occord.org

Dec 2 Wednesday 6pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club Holiday Party @ Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 429 Cypress Dr.
Join us for holiday cheer. For admission, bring monetary donation or non-perishable food item to support Laguna Beach Food Pantry and side dish or dessert. For info, call 949/235-8877 or visit lagunabeachdemocraticclub.com http://www.lagunabeachdemocraticclub.com/.

Dec 2 Wednesday 6-8pm, Newport Beach: We Want Bernie Party @ The Tee Room, Newport Beach Golf Course, 3100 Irvine Avenue
Enjoy a great discussion about the campaign, the possibility of a future visit from Senator Sanders, what we need to do to make that happen, and our fight to make our country a more progressive place for all. RSVP here: wewantbernie.nationbuilder.com/ca_newport_beach_we_want_bernie_12_2

Dec 2 Wednesday 6pm, Tustin: OC NOW End of the Year Party & Fundraiser @ Rutabegorz Restaurant, 158 West Main St.
Help us celebrate 2015 and raise money for Orange County National Organization for Women and the many causes and actions we support throughout the year. Socialize 6:00 pm Dinner 7:00 pm RSVP to Dr. Kimberly Salter at kimsalter@cox.net OR by calling her at (949) 230-1169

Dec 2 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC Regular Meeting @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 S. Coast Dr., Metropointe Ctr.
Speakers & Topics include Patty Santry "Money in Orange County Politics - Past and Present". As a member of the Orange County League of Women Voters' committee studying this issue, Patty will give a brief history of this topic followed by a more comprehensive review of current events. Oscar Rodriguez and Victor Valladares, Oak View Community Leaders will discuss the Rainbow hazardous waste facility that is causing serious pollution in their community, which includes Oak View elementary school. Social hour begins at 6:30pm, meeting at 7:15. Admission is free. Please join us and bring a friend for a night of progressive action. If you have any questions, please email dfaoc.comm@gmail.com. Visit http://dfa-oc.org/

Dec 3 Thursday 9am Anaheim -> 11am-12:30pm Los Angeles: Climate Action Convergence, Rally and March @ Pershing Square, 532 Olive St., Bus departs from Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center parking lot near E. Katella Ave. at 9am.
Lead organization, California Nurses Association, on December 3, brings nearly a thousand nurses who will join with members of ATU, Courage Campaign, A3PCONSierra club, 350.org, Communities for a Better Environment, Food & Water Watch, East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice and over 18 endorsing organizations to speak out for Climate Justice Now! This event calls for real action at the upcoming Paris Climate Summit (known as COP21), which is being called "the planet's last chance". If the 180 nations attending the summit fail to negotiate an enforceable agreement to limit carbon gas emissions, we risk an increase in global temperature that will usher in irreversible devastating effects that will threaten life itself.

Dec 3 Thursday 4-9pm, Laguna Beach: Snuggle socks for the homeless.....Party Opening Night @ Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art, 611 S Coast Hwy
From today UNTIL Dec. 11th LGOCA will be happily collecting new socks to help those in need. We will host a Snuggly sock HOLIDAY party on December 3rd as well. Live music, New Humantarian Art, Fashion and amazing Jewlery for Holiday gifts at Amazing prices.   God bless, Christiana www.lgoca.com 9494244077 www.colorfulsouls.com

Dec 3 Thursday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North Orange County @ Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 North Harbor Blvd.
Join the DNOC as our guest speaker will be Christina Fialho, Co-Executive Director, of Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC). The organization provides community presence and oversight of the immigration detention system. Ms. Fialho will speak on CIVIC's work with the undocumented incarcerated in Orange County. DNOC times: Dinner and Socializing at 6. There is NO COST for attending the meeting which begins at 7. For more information contact: DNOC President Linda Gardner, linda@heareveryvoice.com

Dec 4 Friday 5:30-8:30pm, Tustin: NWPC OC Annual Holiday Party @ Home of Sherri Loveland, 10920 Silverado Terrace
Support NWPC endorsed candidates! The proceeds from this holiday party will help NWPC OC financially support endorsed candidates who are running for Local and State office. NWPC OC is not licensed to contribute to Federal campaigns -- so, please bring your credit card or check book to support candidates who are running for Federal office. Endorsed Candidates as of November 19, 2015 (More to follow!)   Congress: Dr. Sue Savary   CA Assembly: Sharon Quirk-Silva   Local: Mara Elliott Lorraine Prinsky Karen Schatzle   Heavy hors' d'oeuvres | Silent Auction and Raffle | Special Guest Speakers!   Cost: $25 - NWPC Members $35 - Non-Members $75 - Membership with Registration $100 - Host   Click here for details and to register for this event.   If you cannot attend, please consider a contribution to the NWPC OC PAC. Click here to make a one-time contribution. Click here to make a recurring monthly contribution. If every member contributes just $5 per month, NWPC OC could contribute approximately $1,500 per endorsed candidate!   CONTACT Jocelyn Almeida jocelyn@psccampaigns.com (562)491-1318

Dec 5 Saturday 9:30am-noon Corona del Mar, Long Beach/10am-noon Brea: Monthly Meeting of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL)
@ BREA 10am to noon: Brea Congregational Church at 300 E. Imperial Hwy, Brea 92821
@ CORONA del MAR 9:30am to noon: St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 3233 Pacific View Dr, Corona del Mar, CA 92625
@ LONG BEACH 9:30am to noon: First Congregational Church of Long Beach, 241 Cedar Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
New members welcome! Part of the meeting is a one-hour international conference call. We hear from an expert in Climate Change. Then we plan actions to move our members of Congress toward a solution to the climate crisis. Join the fun as we build political will for a livable world. RSVPs appreciated by contacting Dennis Arp at (714) 747-0206 or arp@chapman.edu for North OC or Mark Tabbert at (949) 310-5256 for Corona del Mar or Edric Guise at (562) 858-4640 for Long Beach. Learn about CCL and register for live weekly introductory call at CitizensClimateLobby.org.

Dec 5, Saturday 11am-1pm, Mission Viejo: 2015 Richard O'Neill Holiday Brunch @ Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, 26772 Avery Parkway
The Canyon Democrats and the South Orange County Democratic Club invite you to the annual 2015 Richard O'Neill Holiday Brunch. Special Guest: Congressman Adam Schiff, The top Democrat of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and a member of the Benghazi Select Committee. Individual tickets: $50/per person until Nov 18th., $60/per person Nov 18 to Dec 4.Help us fund our 2016 Campaign office by being a brunch supporter.Sponsors will be recognized in the Brunch Program. $100 includes one ticket to the brunch, $200 includes two tickets to the brunch, $500 includes 4 tickets to the brunch, $750 includes six tickets to the brunch and reserved seating.,So sorry. I am unable to attend but I wish to donate $________. Sock it to'em! Please bring a pair of socks (adult or child) that we will donate to charity. Mail your check payable to SOCDC to: SOCDC, PO Box7292 , Capistrano Beach, Ca 92624, Include the following information: Your name, Your guests name, address, email, phone, Occupation, employer, Or Pay on Line at Act Blue, actblue.com/contribute/page/2015holidaybrunch Questions: Call Fran Sdao 949-230-2187

Dec 5 Saturday 3-5pm, Santa Ana: Red Bucket Equine Rescue Fundraiser @ Sacred Seasons Center, 2611 N. Linwood Ave.
Dear Friends of Sacred Seasons Center, we continue to support our friends who safe the lives of horses at Red Bucket Equine Rescue of Chino Hills. This year we are holding a Wine and cheese Event with quality wines, cheese and hors d'oeuvres for our guests. There will be a country folk band, a raffle for several quality offerings and a crew from RB will be here as well with clothing, gifts and calendars from RB to purchase. Please RSVP/ASAP as we are in the process of planning. susan@sbcglobal.net   Hats off to Susan Peirce, director of Red Bucket, and her wonderful volunteers. Please help us to help them with financial donations so that they may continue to care for and house these incredible animals, working with them with the ultimate foal of finding "Forever Homes" for as many of them as possible. There will be a place here to leave checks or credit card donations to RB.   There is a commitment all animals lovers can respect and support, particularly those who know the kindness generosity, and love the volunteers invest in their work with the horses at the RB Ranch while the horses recover from abuse, neglect & multiple injuries. Most of these wonderful animals would be dead by now or on their way to slaughter if Red Bucket had not rescued them.

Dec 5 Saturday 5-8pm, Santa Ana: Voice of OC Open House @ 207 N Broadway, Ste J
You can help us celebrate the Art of Investigative Reporting at our newsroom in the Santora Building in downtown Santa Ana Our publisher Norberto Santana Jr. will be on hand with Voice of OC reporters to talk about our most recent investigation, "Fast Times at Rancho Santiago," delving into questionable spending and contracting policies at the Santa Ana-based community college district. We'll also be happy to answer questions about our work and learn about issues that matter to you in your community.

Dec 5 Saturday 5:30-10pm, Santa Ana: OCCCO's Annual Interfaith gathering and celebration @ Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 1100 S. Center Street
Come join the faith community to celebrate one more year of justice. Enjoy food, music, and dancing. RSVP to Minerva 714-612-5028. http://www.occcopico.org/

Dec 6 Sunday 12:30-2pm, Santa Ana: AVP OC meeting @ Project Kinship, 1505 E 17th St, Ste 102
Council meeting to discuss (among other things) our planned workshops in January.   The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) offers fun, thoughtful, interactive workshops offered in communities and prisons.

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

Dec 6 Sunday 1-5pm, Fullerton: Really, Really Free Market @ La Palma Park, 1151 N Anaheim Blvd.
Bring stuff you don't need/want anymore! And get stuff you do need/want! *NO MONEY, NO BARTER, NO TRADE, EVERYTHING IS FREE.   The Really, Really Free Market (RRFM) movement is a horizontally-organized collective of individuals who form a temporary market based on an alternative gift economy. The RRFM movement aims to counteract capitalism in a proactive way. It holds as a major goal to build a community based on sharing resources, caring for one another and improving the collective lives of all. https://facebook.com/RRFMAnaheim/

Dec 6 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC - Damion Ramirez of the Young Survivors Legacy Support Network will speak about his group's efforts to hold police accountable for unjustified violence against civilians @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
http://youngsurvivorsnetwork.com . Damion became an activist in October, 2011, after his lifelong friend, Michael Nida, was shot in the back by officers from the Downey Police Department. Michael was innocent of any wrongdoing and the father of four children. As a result, Damion left his apprenticeship position with a trade union to devote his energies full time to building an organization that would help the survivors of police violence. He is dedicated to helping children overcome their grief and to become young survivors. He has become a leader in demonstrations against police violence throughout the state of California. He has taught others the power of activism and advocacy.
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.

Dec 6 Sunday 3pm, La Canada: The Friends Of Sabeel Los Angeles And Orange County Annual Christmas Gathering @ Lutheran Church in the Foothills, 1700 Foothill Blvd.
For RSVP's and inquiries call Darrel Meyers at 818-679-9147   If possible, bring some Christmas goodies to share (beverages provided)

Dec 6 Sunday 6-8pm, Lake Forest: OC4Bernie Volunteer Planning @ Mimi's Cafe, 22651 Lake Forest Dr.
Planning for December & January We will also be discussing phone outreach parties and the BIG OC4BERNIE BERNSTORM event on December 19th at the Frida Cinema. We have a lot to accomplish at this county wide event so we will need many volunteers to help with it.   We will also need help setting up for our OC4Bernie Holiday Mixer that will follow right after the Democratic Debate Watch.   This is a joint effort between OC4Bernie and OC4Bernie Millennial Action Team! We look forward to having key leaders with the millennials join in helping us plan our next two months of volunteer opportunities.   #UnitedForBernie #OC4Bernie

Dec 8 Tuesday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood Celebrates the Holidays hosted by Carina Franck-Pantone & Jim Pantone @ 1010 North Lowell
Mingle, toast and cheer with friends old and new. Tickets $35; students $10. Sponsorships available. To RSVP or sponsor, call 714/997-1170 or publicaffairs@pposbc.org.

Dec 9 Wednesday 6pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club @ Clubhouse 3 Dining Room 2
Join us for sandwiches, holiday snacks, punch, cookies, wine, special raffle & entertainment! Note earlier start time! Doors open at 5:30; Suggested Donation: $5 at the door. Executive Director of South County Outreach, Lara Fisher, is our special guest!   Bring unwrapped toys to the Holiday Party. They Will Be Donated To South County Outreach for children in need. Please be generous.

Dec 9 Wednesday 7pm, Laguna Beach: Dean Erwin Chemerinsky will speak on "How to Overcome Citizens United" @ Unitarian Hall, 429 Cypress Drive
Munchies at 6:30

Dec 11 Friday noon, Costa Mesa: NMIIC Stands In Solidarity with Our Muslim Neighbors @ Islamic Educational Center of OC, 3194 Airport Loop Dr.
Join the Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council as we show solidarity with our Muslim neighbors during the Friday prayers. We will gather outside to greet people and for those interested, move inside for the sermon and prayer.

Dec 11 Friday 4pm, Anaheim: 6th Year Remembrance Vigil For Caesar Cruz @ Walmart Anaheim, 440 N Euclid St.
This is the 6th yr. That My Son Caesar was killed by Anaheim PD. I will be marching from Walmart where he was shot and killed to Anaheim PD. I am asking all who can participate to please bring a candle. IF YOU CANNOT BE THERE.. please light a candle, say a prayer, dance a little dance, or just say his name. Everyone is invited! The Event starts at 4:00 but we won't start matching till about 5:00 to allow people to get there... If you can't March then you can meet up with us in front of Anaheim PD

Dec 11 Friday 6pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd Assembly District Alliance Democratic Club's Annual Holiday Party @ I.A.M. Hall, 5402 Bolsa Ave.
Doors open open at 6pm. Dinner at 6:30pm, Program at 7pm. Our Holiday party this year features a catered dinner of turkey and all the trimmings, time to mingle with friends, and a short program to include local elected officials, This annual party with fellow Democrats can't be missed. Suggested donation is $10:00 per person. Best deal in town! RSVP required RSVP to Shelly Haggerty at 714-290-8848. Contact Info: Trung Ta 714-642-9590, Ray Cordova 562-301-6758,Muhammad Amin 714-356-2383

Dec 12 (2nd Saturday) 10am-noon, Irvine: OC Peace Coalition General Meeting @ OC Friends meeting house, 2091 Business Center Dr, Suite 100
Anyone interested in educating, organizing and changing US foreign policies promoting illegal invasions and occupations, as well as stopping the militarization of the U.S. (High School Military Recruitment, the brutal treatment of undocumented workers, and the criminalization of youth, especially those of color).   We do not support any specific party but do support anyone who is working for Peace and Justice.   Breakfast and Coffee provided!   Bring your ideas and enthusiasm! ocpeace.org

Dec 12 Saturday 11am-1pm, Santa Ana: Association of Raza Educators Orange County-Kick Off meeting and BBQ @ Home of El Maestro Ben Vazquez-706 S Van Ness
After many years of organizing in San Diego, Sacramento, and LA, the Association of Raza Educators is now proudly expanding to build a chapter in Orange County! The Association of Raza Educators is the largest grassroots collective of educators, students, and education activists in California. We will be having members of our Statewide Concilio present on our history, current campaigns, recent victories, and how to start a chapter in OC. Some of our recent victories include being leaders in establishing Ethnic Studies in San Diego, Sacramento, and LA.   ARE believes that education goes beyond school grounds. We are community space that breaks isolation for social justice educators, develops critical curriculum, fundraises scholarships for undocumented students, and organizes campaigns in our communities beyond the classroom. ARE is an inclusive group that accepts and organizes with anyone who believes in our mission statement and goals. We invite you to build community and break bread with us on Dec.12th!

Dec 12 Saturday 11am-1pm, Anaheim: Healing Homelessness - Kit Making Event @ Access California Services, 631 S Brookhurst St.
In hopes of making this an ongoing tradition, we would like to host this kit making event to create approximately 500 bags that will be distributed across the homeless of Southern California.   We are requesting that each person sign up on this document to indicate how many of which item he/she intends to bring. www.volunteersignup.org/FDJRW Feel free to sign up for as many items as you wish to cover.   All items signed up for must arrive by the selected destination by 11 a.m. sharp so that we can immediately get started on sorting and packing the kits.   We will also be collecting monetary funds to help pay for the $10 food gift cards that each kit will include.

Dec 12 Saturday 1-3pm, Dana Point: Pachamama Alliance Workshop @ 25661 White Sands St.
pachamama.org/workshop/2954/are-you-with-us

Dec 12 Saturday 4-6pm, Orange: Voters Right To Know Ballot Initiative Training @ 144 S Sage Hills Rd.
There's a new initiative circulating called the Voters' Right to Know Act that will fight back against the unlimited secret money unleashed by Citizens United. Join us for the first briefing and training for how to gather signatures to help qualify it! Please register for training here: http://yesfairelections.ngpvanhost.com/ngpvanforms/1093 The Voters' Right to Know Act includes the California DISCLOSE Act's clear disclosure on political ads to stop them from deceiving voters about who's actually paying for them. The Voters' Right to Know Act also includes a first-in-the-nation state constitutional right to disclosure. Other watershed provisions will modernize campaign finance and state lobbying information systems to provide machine readable access to current data, and to include data on local government. The act also requires government contract lobbyists to register, bans gifts from lobbyists and their clients, and restricts revolving-door job offers to elected officials for two years.

Dec 12 Saturday 6pm, Tustin: Dreamers - Stars of the Future @ Encore Theatre, 690 El Camino Real.
Gala to support dreamers at UCI with reception @ 6pm, dinner/program @ 7pm and dancing @ 9pm. For more info soar.uci.edu/stars-of-the-future

Dec 12 Saturday 6:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats Holiday Party Hosted by Joe Dunn @ 1911 N Heliotrope
OCYD members $20; for membership and admission $40; Young at Heart admission $50. RSVP at tinyurl.com/ocyd-holiday.

Dec 12 Saturday 6:30-8:30pm, Irvine: Last Meeting of Reclaim Democracy OC @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Avenue@
Talks lead by Drs. John Goodman and Wayne Taylor I. Money in Politics; How to build a real Democracy, and create a prosperous future for everyone; Discussion by John Goodman II. "The Fourth Turning"; Generations in Crisis (book by Strauss and Howe); Discussion by Wayne Taylor Please come to this important meeting for progressive thinkers in Orange Co., to hear Dr. John Goodman lead a Talk, PowerPoint Presentation, and Discussion on how to get the toxic effects of money out of politics. You'll leave with some clear action items YOU can do. madmimi.com/p/c6d507?fe=1&pact=52-128762402-151420406-7e75abd655db13b8ba02586d960e509e4dbd3608

Dec 13 Sunday 10:30am-1:30pm, Irvine: Amnesty International Write For Rights @ IUCC Patio, 4915 Alton Pkwy.
During the week of Human Rights Day, Amnesty International and Irvine United Congregational Church invite everyone to participate in the Write for Rights event, where you can write letters on a variety of human rights issues, supporting human rights defenders or protesting prison conditions throughout the world. Letters are written to government officials protesting the abuses to which these people have been subjected. We will also be sending cards to prisoners of conscience and activists directly, to encourage them in their struggle! Bring some self-adhesive return address labels with you, and bring a friend, too!

Dec 13 Sunday noon, Silverado: Peaceful Protest for Lily the White Tiger @ 19191 Lawrence Canyon
We are gathering in front of Rancho Las Lomas where Lily the White Tiger is currently being exploited. We chose this day because this is RLL's biggest event called Christmas In The Cages. We want the public driving by and all of the guests at RLL that day to know about Lily's amazing opportunity at The Wildcat Sanctuary. Parking is available directly across the street in the residential entryway on Crystal Canyon Rd or a little down the road at Cook's Corner. Carpooling would be great if you can arrange that! www.facebook.com/lilydeservesabetterlife #FreeLily2016

Dec 13 Sunday 1:30pm, Irvine: Humanist Association of OC Dessert Potluck & Discussion on moral philosophy @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Peter Anderson will lead a discussion of: "How Should We Behave? - Selfishness or Altruism?" How can we cope with Climate Change and Gross Inequalities and Terrorism, among other challenges?   Does some sort of Golden Rule make sense? Can we expand our circle of "Others" to include more and more of our fellow human beings? We do have an Innate Altruism which seems to follow some sort of a Golden Rule. Will these behaviors help to solve our big problems?   There does seem to be too much selfishness - too much use of resources by some, too much income inequality, too much unfairness and injustice - all of which contribute to the conditions that produce unrest and terrorism. The circles of "Others" do not seem to extend far enough.   As usual our program allows for a Q&A period following the presentation. meetup.com/OCHumanists/events/226950245

Dec 13 Sunday 3pm, Irvine: "Orange Walk" @ Irvine Spectrum, 900 Spectrum Center Dr.
Join us we walk in memory of the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre and for all victims of gun violence. WEAR ORANGE to show your solidarity. Bring friends! Meet outside of Target at the Southeast Door RSVP at: http://act.everytown.org/event/2015-orange-walk/1926/signup/

Dec 13 Sunday 3-5pm Irvine: Farrah for Irvine City Council Campaign Kick-Off
Please Rsvp For Location Come out and show your support for Farrah N. Khan as she kicks off her campaign for Irvine City Council. This is the time to come together to discuss the issues that are affecting us. info@ElectFarrah.org

Dec 13 Sunday 6-8:30pm, Fountain Valley: DCWOC Holiday Party with Former Senator Tom Hayden @ Claim Jumper Restaurant, Banquet Room 18050 Brookhurst St.
$55 if paid prior to December 8 or $65 at the door. Please consider adding a donation for our 2016 Campaign Office! You can make your payment conveniently through the DCWOC website at http://www.dcwoc.com/donate or mail a check to DCWOC, P.O. Box 20036, Fountain Valley 92728 on or before December 8. Include your occupation and employer. Contributions to DCWOC are not tax deductible.   DCWOC is pleased to host Senator Tom Hayden as our keynote speaker on December 13 at 6:00 pm. Tom Hayden was a leader of the student civil rights, peace, and environmental movements of the 1960s, and went on to serve 18 years in the California legislature, where he chaired labor, higher education, and natural resources committees. He is the author or editor of 20 books, as well as a columnist, essayist, and public speaker. Hayden is the director of the Peace and Justice Resource Center and remains a leading voice for reforming politics through a more participatory democracy, erasing sweatshops, saving the environment, and ending the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan.   A pre - dinner reception with Senator Tom Hayden will take place in the bar area of Claim Jumper for the first 20 people to r.s.v.p., hors d'oeuvres, no host bar, $10 suggested additional donation.

Dec 14 Monday 7pm, Orange: DPOC Annual Holiday Party and Potluck @ at DPOC headquarters, 1916 W. Chapman Ave. 92868, Inside Plumbers and Pipe-fitters Local Union Hall
The Democratic Party of Orange County cordially invites you to our annual holiday party. Please RSVP by December 12 to Erik Taylar at: erik@ocdemocrats.org or call (714)634-3367.

Dec 14 Monday 7-8:30pm, Orange: Pax Christi OC Gathering @ St. Joseph Center, Classroom 4, 480 S. Batavia
we begin studying "Jesus Christ Peacemaker - A New Theology of Peace" by Terrance Rynne. We will be reviewing and discussing the Introduction and Chapter 1 - The Nonviolent, Political Jesus.   Mike Walsh Pax Christi OC Coordinator (714) 970-2888 mikewalsh@pacbell.net

Dec 15 Tuesday 4pm, Anaheim: Anaheim City Council meeting @ Anaheim City Hall, 200 S Anaheim Blvd.
Stop the Anaheim Power Grab! On December 8, the Council Majority stood against the will of the people for their own political gain. They voted to throw "The People's Map" for Anaheim district elections away and start the districting process all over next year. Anaheim residents may not know until July what district they live in or which districts will be up for election in November 2016. Grassroots candidates will not have enough time to have a fair shot to challenge these professional politicians.   For five years we fought for district elections in Anaheim, finally prevailing in 2014's general election. Throughout 2015, we worked with hundreds of residents from every ethnic group and every part of the city to draw a fair map that keeps neighborhoods whole and gives the Latino community the chance to elect half the council seats. A respected panel of retired judges unanimously selected our map and named it "The People's Map".   We call on all neighbors, partners and allies to turn out in force to City Council next Tuesday, December 15 for a 4 p.m. press conference and 5 p.m. Council meeting.   PLEASE RSVP with Marisol Ramirez at mramirez@occord.org or by phone at (714) 621-0919 ext 17

Dec 15 Tuesday 6pm, Capo Beach: Progressives of South OC Holiday Party @ private home
This will be a POT LUCK and BYO event so please respond early with a dish you wish to share (or a category of food you plan to bring). Also bring wine, beer, soda, or whatever you wish to drink. An early RSVP will help the organizers coordinate the food offerings. The address and directions will be sent in a week or so to those who RSVP. Please visit the website: http://socprogressives.com/ and RSVP to: SOCProgressives@gmail.com

Dec 15 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club of OC @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
The Friends of Sabeel Orange County will join with the Cousins Club of Orange County in a program focusing on life in Bethlehem today. How will the Christians of Bethlehem spend their *holy night* imprisoned by the separation wall?   Jim Bettendorf, the coordinator for the Friends of Sabeel in Orange County will lead a discussion addressing this question.   Ruth Shapin will lead us in singing updated Christmas carols reflecting the conflict in Palestine. She will also read a Chanukah poem from her new poetry book, *One Human Family.*   We will see Christmas messages from Bishop Desmond M. Tutu and Reverend Naim Ateek, the Palestinian Christian founding director of Sabeel. Please join us in discussing Bethlehem today. {Refreshments are welcome.}   Cousins Club of Orange County P.O. BOX 5891, ORANGE CA 92863-5891, www.cousinscluboc.org

Dec 16 Wednesday 5-8pm, Orange: Lethal Injection Protocol - Drive And Sign Postcard Campaign @ St. Joseph Center, 480 S. Batavia, in the parking lot
needed are your comments and signature to expose the flaws of the newly proposed Lethal Injection Protocol open for public review until January 22nd 2016. www.cdcr.ca.gov   We invite you to drop by the St. Joseph Center in Orange after work to sign a pre-printed postcard and add your personal comments. The more submissions, the greater the chances to show the CDCR, CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, that their proposal has so many flaws it must be scraped. Again, we ask that you take a few minutes to drop by and let your voice be heard! Be a show of force to flood the CDCR with comments on their proposed Lethal Injection Protocol Please plan to join us to tell the CDCR not to bring back executions to CA! If their Protocol passes, executions could quickly resume! Your voice matters!   In Solidarity, Jan Urban and Dorinda Upham Co-Chairs OC DPF occhapterdpf@gmail.com www.facebook.com/OCCDPF Twitter: oc_dpf https://instagram.com/oc_dpf/

Dec 16 Wednesday 5:30pm, Anaheim: Vigil for Victims of San Bernardino @ City Hall of Anaheim, 200 South Anaheim Blvd.
Anaheim Religious Community and Friends will remember the victims and stand in solidarity with their beloved city. Please join the vigil - together we stand, divided we fall.

Dec 16 Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm, Costa Mesa: CCL-OC Social @ Sea Birds Kitchen, 2930 Bristol St., at the AntiMall, (across from the LAB)
If you have questions or need help, just call. My cell is 714-473-2798. Craig Preston So Cal Regional Coordinator Email:CraigP4444@gmail.com

Dec 16 Wednesday 6pm, Santa Ana: OCLF Holiday Party @ Super Antojitos Express #2 1002 E. 17th St.
Join us for this year's OCLF Holiday Party. A night filled with good food, friends and merriment.   You can make a difference with families in need . Help OCLF spread the holiday cheer by bringing toys or toiletries.   *Suggested Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, washcloth, deodorant, baby wipes, soap, toilet paper, femiine pads, shampoor

Dec 16 Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm/7:30-9pm, Costa Mesa: Banning Ranch meetings @ Mesa Verde United Methodist Church, room #201, 1701 West Baker.
Both the Sierra Club Banning Ranch Park and Preserve Task Force (6:30 pm- 7:30 pm) and the Banning Ranch Conservancy (7:30 pm - 9:00 pm) will meet. We will be preparing for the Coastal Commission hearing expected either January 13 or 14 in San Diego. There is much preparation work needed as we must have a large turnout at this hearing.

Dec 18 Friday 6-11pm, Santa Ana: Stopping the "School-to-Prison" Pipeline 360 Diversion of OC @ 450 W. 4th St.
From Garden to Table - Featuring Gregorio Luke "Prehispanic Cuisine" Some of the most important products that we eat today such as: Corn, tomatoes, chocolate, vanilla, and more are from Mexico   Funds raised will be able to help 360 turnaround high rates of youth incarceration through a diversion program that will engage parents and youth in facilitating changes in their families' lives and communities   Become a sponsor for 360 Diversion of Orange County, Fundraiser Contact: Tish Leon at tishleon@roadrunner.com www.360Diversion.org

Dec 18 Friday 7-10pm, Garden Grove: OC LULAC Foundation & OC LULAC D2 - 2015 Annual Xmas Party @ 11591 Candy Lane
The OC LULAC Foundation and the OC LULAC District 2 invite you to attend our Annual Christmas Party. We hope you join us in celebration of this holiday season. This festive celebration is an opportunity to strengthen our friendships and to renew our commitments in serving our community. Hope to see you see you there. Please RSVP by contacting Benny Diaz and Eddie Portillo

Dec 18 Friday 7:45pm, Santa Ana: NMIIC Stands In Solidarity with Our Sikh Neighbors @ Sikh Center of OC, 2514 W Warner Ave.
Please join the Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council as we stand in solidarity with our Sikh neighbors in their time of need. There was a recent hate crime reported at the Buena Park temple. We will gather outside the entrance of the temple and have been invited to stay for the Langar (vegetarian dinner) afterwards.

Dec 18 Friday 9pm-midnight OC NORML Holiday Party @ private residence, email KandiceOCNORML@aol.com to RSVP and for the address
event is free, but please bring a food or drink item to share for the potluck. We will also be organizing a Secret Santa Gift Exchange, if you would like to play please bring a wrapped $10 gift. OrangeCountyNORML.org

Dec 19 Saturday 10am-noon, Long Beach: Prop 47 Reclassification Clinics @ Masjid Al-Shareef, 2104 Orange Ave.
www.MyProp47.org Bring a copy of criminal record (Docket or Rap sheet) Register at social.action@uuclb.org or (562) 513-3570 or (562) 900-1009

Dec 19 Saturday 7pm, Santa Ana: Not 1 More - End Trans Detention Prisoner Solidarity Benefit @ 1025 W. Cubbon
Food Zines and live music, performances by Scott Keltic Knot, Rotta, The Candles, Mink Soup and many more. Suggested donation $2. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Dec 20 Sunday 10:10am-10:10pm, Santa Ana: Winter Soulstice | A.R.C. @ 600 N Ross St.
http://wintersoulstice.splashthat.com/ community_meal+clothing_exchange+creative_service+chill_vibes+ This will be SMV's one year anniversary for our seasonal pay.what.you.can pop-ups! We will be partnering with various tribes from the Los Angeles and Orange County regions to co:create a community gathering that is centered on building a bridge between our conscious organic collective and those that are most in need. We hope to bring a diverse demographic of human beings together and build meaningful relationships over shared food, good music, collaborative art, and positive vibes.

Dec 20 Sunday 1-5pm, Santa Ana: Chican@s Unidos Orange County Toy Drive @ 809 Townsend
Please bring an unwrapped toy and bring cheer to a child this Christmas. All toys will be accepted.

Dec 20 Sunday 1:30-3pm, Tustin->Irvine: Walk for Peace ~ Love ~ Unity @ Irvine High School, 4321 Walnut Ave.
1:30pm to 3pm in Irvine We will begin our one mile walk from 4321 Walnut Ave, Irvine, CA 92604 Irvine High School parking lot In case of rain the walk will be rescheduled   Please wear WHITE   Emerging Om Holistic Center 250 El Camino Real, Suite 200 Tustin, CA 92780 Kathy@emergingom.com 949-836-6688 Emergingom.com

Dec 20 Sunday 6-8pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine Holiday Party @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
We are asking folks to bring a food or beverage to share or make a suggested donation of $5.

Dec 21 Monday, Anaheim/Santa Ana: National Homeless Memorial Day "The Longest Night", Homeless Lives Gone But Not Forgotten @ La Palma Park and Santa Ana Civic Center
If you or your organization would like to participate or make donations please call Tim Houchen 213-278-1467 or email at gmetro@gmail.com, Please join us in helping the homeless communities to celebrate the lives of their loved ones, friends, brothers and sisters who have lost their lives to homelessness. This event is held each year on the winter solstice because it is the shortest day of the year for most people but it is the"Longest Night" for the homeless. Please help by participating to organizing this event or with donations of food, entertainment, fellowship etc.

Dec 25 Friday 6pm, Garden Grove: Going Beyond Condemnation : Muslim Response to Violence in the name of Islam @ Islamic Society of Orange County - ISOC, 1 Al-Rahman Plaza
In light of a new wave of islamophobia and scrutiny at the hand of an ignorant public, how should Muslims respond?   Shaykh Mustafa Umar, Todd Gallinger, and Daniel Haqiqatjou will examine the issues and deliver an educated and level-headed discussion - debate on why these events are transpiring and what Muslims should be doing to respond.

Dec 27 Sunday 11:30am-3pm, Anaheim: OC Peace and Dignity Pot Luck Introduction Meeting @ 10841 Garza
Orange County Peace and Dignity Journeys welcomes our community for an introduction and planning meeting for the Journeys of 2016. We will present history of Peace and Dignity Journeys , 2016 Journeys theme, history of Orange County PDJ staff, up coming fundraising events and much more.   If you're interested in running or being part of this indigenous continental run, we welcome you ! Peace and Dignity Journeys happens as part of a prophecy to re-connect indigenous communities through ceremony, teachings and history through out the continent.   All community is welcomed !! Please bring a dish for this pot luck style gathering.   For more info you may contact: Michelle Castillo Garcia - 562 533-0373 Lupe Lopez - 714 510-5114 Emilio Ramos - 714 805-5921


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Jan 3 Sunday 1pm, Huntington Beach: OC Peace Coalition Meeting @ area near the pier

Jan 3 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Christina Hall, Executive Director of OC Food Access, presents "Food Security in Orange County: How You Can Help Make Change" @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
There will also be a short County Assembly of the Green Party of Orange County. https://greenpartyoc.wordpress.com/

Jan 3 Sunday 4:30pm, Irvine: BernEaters Pre-Winter Quarter Party @ 25 Palatine #321
There will be a campaign organizing meeting discussing this upcoming 2016 year for the Bernie Sanders campaign, followed by a potluck/bbq, games, music and fun. We are making history with this political revolution that this campaign is spearheading with Bernie Sanders' message. This upcoming year will be huge and we need all of your support to ensure that Bernie Sanders wins the Democratic nomination in March over Hillary Clinton and O'Malley and is elected the next 2016 President of the United States in November.   In addition, OC (Orange County) Millennials 4 Bernie Sanders will be joining us to discuss a necessary transition in leadership, so for those of you who are intereste

Jan 5 Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Gay Straight Alliance Leadership Group @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St.
The purpose of the Orange County Gay Straight Alliance Leadership Hub is to create a safe and affirming space for Gay Straight Alliance students and advisors to meet and network with others. Our goal is to continue expanding and providing a monthly space for you all to meet and be engaged at the community level. Additionally, it is a perfect opportunity to learn more about the LGBT Center OC, its youth programs, and how we can support your clubs this year.   This month's meeting will be dedicated toward the LGBTQIA Youth Convening happening in March! Please invite any club members who are interested in organizing the event! No past organizing experience is needed!   Food and beverages will be provided at no cost. The LGBT Center on 4th is located on 4th street between French and Spurgeon, above the Frida Cinema and adjacent to Native Son Alehouse. There is metered street parking in front and a pay lot on 5th and French.

Jan 5 Tuesday 7pm, Orange: Democratic Club of Orange @ Marie Callendar's Restaurant, 307 E Katella Ave.
Dinner at 6:30pm, Meeting begins at 7 Contact: (443) 254-8258 Email: jadelake@sbcglobal.net

Jan 6 Wednesday 6:30pm, Newport Beach: Living Vegan @ 1151 Dove St #210
Living Ubuntu will soon launch a new project called Living Vegan. Watch for complete info soon. A first casual meeting for a few local folks interested in supporting veganism in Orange County will take place this coming Wednesday evening livingubuntu.org

[Cancelled Due to Weather] Jan 6 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC Regular Meeting @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 S. Coast Dr., Metropointe Ctr.
The program, with Jennifer Muir, General Manager of the Orange County Employees Association, is rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb 3. She will discuss Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court this term. The case is an attack on the Fair Share system, by which, in the United States today, no one is forced to join a union. But unions are forced to represent all workers, even those who do not join the union. If the court decides in favor of the challenge to Fair Share, unions will not be allowed to collect dues from non-members but will be required to continue representing them. It is an incredibly dangerous threat to the survival of public unions. Visit http://www.oceamember.org. Social hour begins at 6:30pm, meeting at 7:15. Admission is free. Please join us and bring a friend for a night of progressive action. If you have any questions, please email dfaoc.comm@gmail.com. Visit http://dfa-oc.org/

Jan 7 Thursday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC @ Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 North Harbor Blvd.
Briana Stickney and Jacob Mize will share their firsthand knowledge of the homeless plight in Orange County as well as discuss the efforts of groups like theirs to effectively deal with the issues that are encountered when attempting to improve the total well-being of the homeless. They will speak to the new shelter the Board of Supervisors authorized as well as present us with the challenge to be engaged.   We meet on the first Thursday of each month from 7:00 P.M.-8:30 P.M. (Social Hour begins at 6:00 P.M.)

Jan 7 Thursday 7-9pm, Fountain Valley: Who should succeed Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez to represent the CA 46th Congressional District? @ 17250 Los Jardines West
Confirmed keynote speaker is Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen, invited Senator Joe Dunn both are candidates in the 46th Congressional District. Senator Lou Correa, also a candidate came and spoke at our July 2015 meeting.

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

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

Jan 9 Saturday 10-11:30am, Garden Grove: Garden Grove LULAC Youth Council 2082 Monthly Meeting @ 11591 Candy Lane
To welcome the new members of LULAC youth 2082 into LULAC. We will discuss our annual activities and prepare our youth members to attend our LULAC District State and national Conventions.

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

Jan 9 Saturday 3-6pm, Costa Mesa: Meet & Greet With Dr. Sue Savary for Congress @ Home of Cheryl Campbell and Jeff Hutter, 282 Esther St.
https://savaryforcongress.nationbuilder.com/buy_tickets 3-4pm Social 4-5pm Program

Jan 9 Saturday 7pm, Anaheim: Networking and Fundraising Party: United4Bernie, Enough is Enough SoCal Rally @ 948 N Onondaga Ave.
eventbrite.com/e/united4bernie-enough-is-enough-fundraising-party-tickets-20245309265 The primary purpose of this event is to raise funds for the January 30th United4Bernie, Enough is Enough Rally that will be taking place at La Palma Park in Anaheim. As a secondary goal, we would like to reach out and network with local Bernie groups near Anaheim and encourage them to participate at the rally.

Jan 10 Sunday 11:30am, Mission Viejo: Solutions to Climate Change, A Conversation with Craig Preston @ Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23436 Madero, Ste 140
We need individual and collective action. Many say put a price on carbon. How would a carbon fee and dividend work? How can you join a movement for solutions? Free admission! Refreshments provided! Great event to bring friends and neighbors!   Sponsored by Tapestry's Green Sanctuary Committee. For more information contact Bev Huff at bevhuff@cox.net or Sue Dearing at sdearing@comline.com. Craig Preston is So Cal Regional Coordinator for Citizen's Climate Lobby, which is a non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

Jan 10 Sunday noon-1pm, Huntington Beach: Close Guantanamo Bay detention camp @ Huntington Beach Pier, 1 Main St

Jan 10 Sunday noon-2pm, Irvine: Lean In OC: Annual Women's Leadership Luncheon @ Brio Tuscany Grille Irvine, 618 Spectrum Center Dr.
eventbrite.com/e/lean-in-oc-annual-womens-leadership-luncheon-tickets-19970176335 Join us for an inspirational luncheon to "lean in and lead on" in your careers and communities. The topic is "The Makings of a Mentor". Learn about the importance of identifying and connecting to mentors as well as the importance of mentoring other women, regardless of the stage in your career. Space is limited. So purchase your tickets to reserve your seats today. We can't wait to connect with you!

Jan 10 Sunday 1:30pm, Irvine: Humanist Association of OC "Toward a Secular Spirituality" @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Election of Officers and Members at Large If you are interested in serving as an Officer or serving on the Board of Directors, please let Juan Bernal know. He is chair of the nominating committee. You can send email to him at jbernal41@hotmail.com or contact him at or before our January 10 meeting.   Also, Speaker: Robert A. Richert, Topic: "Toward a Secular Spirituality"   Meet and Greet at 1:30, Meeting begins at 2 http://meetup.com/OCHumanists/

Jan 11 Monday 5:30pm, Irvine: OC NOW General Membership Meeting @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room
Please come join us in the 1st meeting of 2016 Feel free to contact us if you have any questions Tish Leon Co-President 714-401-8312 tishleon@roadrunner.com Kim Salter Co-President 949-230-1169 kimsalter@cox.net National Organization for Women (Orange County Chapter) P.O. Box 307 Laguna Beach, CA 92652

Jan 11 Monday 7-8:30pm, Orange: Pax Christi OC Gathering @ St. Joseph Center, Classroom 4, 480 S. Batavia
we begin studying "Jesus Christ Peacemaker - A New Theology of Peace" by Terrance Rynne. We will be reviewing and discussing Chapter 2 - Jesus' Teachings on Nonviolent Action.   Mike Walsh Pax Christi OC Coordinator (714) 970-2888 mikewalsh@pacbell.net

Jan 12 Tuesday 5:30pm, Orange: Democratic Party of OC Presidential State of the Union Address to Congress Party @ IBEW Local 441, 309 N. Rampart St.
Join fellow Orange County Democrats to witness President Obama's final State of the Union. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. A $5 suggested donation will be much appreciated. Doors open at 5:30pm; address begins at 6pm. Please RSVP to DPOC's Executive Director, Erik Taylor, by clicking here. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call our office at (714) 634-3367.

[Cancelled] Jan 12 Tuesday 5:30-7pm, Capo Beach: Progressives of South OC
The Jan. 12 meeting at Agostinos has been cancelled because of a direct conflict with President Obama's last State of the Union address at the same time. For more information, visit socprogressives.com

Jan 12 Tuesday 6:30pm, Laguna Beach: Transition Laguna Tuesday Potluck and "You Can Easily Grow Great Tomatoes" with Mr. Tomato Man, David Freed @ Bridge Hall, Neighborhood Church, 340 St. Ann's Dr.
It's the New Year and what better way than to learn how to grow 50-100 pounds of tomatoes on a single plant! David will cover: Choosing Plants - Light, Soil, Water, Mulch, Pruning, Fertilizers, and More. Free talk and please bring a dish of food to share. Invite a friend or two. Doors Open at 6:30.

Jan 13 Wednesday 11:45am, Costa Mesa: Parliament of the World's Religions - A Recap of Salt Lake City 2015 @ OC Unitarian Universalist Church, 2845 Mesa Verde Dr. East.
The Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council welcomes you to our January Meeting/Luncheon. Come and learn about what took place at the Parliament of the World's Religions from those that attended. Speakers will represent Baha'I, Unitarian, Muslim, Sikh, Mormon, Zoroastrian, Jewish and Native Acjachem en Tribe. The Council meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month. All meetings are luncheons, except where noted. Meetings begin 11:45 am with fellowship time; luncheon at 12noon; program begins at 12:30pm and ends at 1:30pm. Lunche is $12 with reservation and $15 at the door. RSVP to Farrah@firstdrops.org by Tuesday Jan 12 at 7pm.

Jan 13 Wednesday 6-8pm, Irvine: ASUCI 2016 Campus Debate Series: Which Presidential Candidate is Best for the U.S.? @ UC Irvine, Crystal Cove Auditorium
Tickets: docs.google.com/forms/d/1RWRbAb_Kk0lsj20s08rUHcpiS5NRHamNglWvrCCqvs8/viewform ASUCI's 60 by 16 commission, in partnership with HQ: Student Commentary, is hosting its first ever Campus Debate Series among four political organizations on campus:   - BernEaters (Anteaters for Bernie Sanders) - College Democrats at UCI - College Republicans at UCI - & Young Americans for Liberty at UC   The debate will be moderated by: Dr. Davin Phoenix, Dr. Etel Solingen, and 60 by 16

Jan 13 Wednesday 6:30pm, Santa Ana: OC for Hillary Meeting @ 2031 Shelter wood
Meet other Hillary supporters and learn about phone banking and other volunteer happenings around Orange County. This will be a planning session for those interested in taking on leadership roles for local volunteer efforts, as well as preprarations for the Nevada Caucus on February 20, 2016. ***Please bring a laptop or tablet to Wednesday's meeting if you have one, and also a cell phone to make a few calls from.***

Jan 13 Wednesday 7pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd ADA Monthly Meeting @ IAMAW District Lodge, 5402 Bolsa Ave.
(Doors open at 6:30pm) Meeting begins at 7 72ndada.com

Jan 13 Wednesday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club @ Clubhouse 3 Dining Room 2
Doors Open 6:30pm; Program at 7   The New 2016 Board will be ratified by the Membership and Installed by our Guest Speaker Henry Vandermeir, Chair, Democratic Party of Orange County. Also speaking will be Erik Taylor, Executive Director, DPOC   They will have status reports on the Democratic Party of Orange County and the California Democratic Party.   As always, the meeting will also include Legislative Action, Raffle, Refreshments, Membership, Voter Registration, and Volunteer Opportunities. (If you live outside the area, contact us for a gate pass)   Please bring nonperishable food items for South County Outreach, and don't forget to bring your address labels to facilitate petition signing. Thank you!   For info, call Sue Dearing at 949 855-6965 lw-dems.info

Jan 13 Wednesday 7pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats @ Super Antojitos #2, 1002 E 17th St.
Contact: info@ocyd.org

[Called off] Jan 13 Wednesday 7:30pm, Laguna Niguel: Unfortunately, the Tugg event "This Changes Everything" "This Changes Everything" did not meet its ticket threshold and has been called off   "What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we'll ever get to build a better world?" That's the question asked in this important new documentary. I'm hosting a one- night only screening, but it will only happen if we sell a minimum of 84 tickets before the deadline on Jan.5th.   There will no tickets sold at the door, so be sure to buy yours early at http://www.tugg.com/events/79851.

Jan 14 Thursday. 6:30-8:30pm, Orange: Orange County: A Tale of Two Realities @ St. Joseph Ctr., Mother Lewis Rm. 480 S. Batavia St.
In Anaheim, that has one of the largest populations in the heart of Orange County, we have the thriving wealthy communities as well as 92% of children who live at or below the poverty line qualifying for free lunch. How do we address this gap between the rich and the poor in our own back yard?   Presented by: Prof. Victoria Carty, Associate Professor of Sociology at Chapman University. her research as an activist/scholar focuses on social movements across issues of class, race and immigration. She has published extensively on each of these issues. The main focus of her most current work is serving the community through public sociology by connecting Chapman University students, faculity, and administrators with a gang prevention program in Anaheim.   RSVP mperales@csjorange.org, (714)633-8121 x7716

Jan 14 Thursday 7pm, Anaheim: OCYD January Meeting @ El Torito, 2020 E Ball Rd.
Join Orange County Young Democrats for our January Meeting and Mixer. Our guest speaker will be Congresswman Loretta Sanchez!   Mingle with elected officials, meet like minded peers, and enjoy an evening with your favorite Young Democrats. We ask that you please bring an appetite because this dinner-format gives you the opportunity to buy drinks, appetizers, and a full dinner.

Jan 15 Friday 10am-noon, Costa Mesa: Free Grant Writing Workshop @ Neighbor Community Center 1845 Park Ave.
hosted by 74th assemblyman Matthew Harper. Learn about grant opportunities for Federal, State and Private Foundation Funding for your City, School District, Water District, or Non-Profit Agency. Featuring presentations from grant writing experts. RSVP District Office of Assemblyman Matthew Harper (714)668-2100.

Jan 15 Friday 7pm, Lake Forest: OC NORML @ Fuddruckers, 23621 El Toro Rd.
we will discuss current events, changes in our local laws and other chapter business. If you purchase food please let them know you are with our group so that we can receive a portion of the nights sales.

new Jan 15 Friday 8-9:30pm, Anaheim: Climate Change Nature Islam & me @ MPR, 1220 N State Blvd.
. How our actions affect the planet. Led by Sh Mohmmed and Sr. Sama Woreh. Sama Woreh & Bo Glover of take your hat & Go Green! www.iioc.com (714)533-627

Jan 16 Saturday 8am-4:25pm, Irvine: 31st Annual Asian Pacific American Awareness Conference "Hyphenated: Navigating Identities"
APAAC aims to bring awareness about the Asian and Pacific Islander culture to UC Irvine and the greater Orange County area. Through workshops and keynote speakers, we hope to inspire members of our own community and educate anyone who is interested to learn more about Asian and Pacific Islander communities.   Keynote Speakers: Deepa Iyer, Sumi Pendakur, and Eddy Zheng. Bios available at: http://apaac2016.weebly.com/keynote-speakers.html   Free Registration at apaac2016.weebly.com/register.html   We are looking for workshop facilitators. If interested, sign up here: http://apaac2016.weebly.com/workshop-facilitators.html   If you have any questions, please email apsa.programming@gmail.com

Jan 16 Saturday 10:30am, Long Beach: Martin Luther King Jr. Parade with Military Families Speak Out OC and South Bay Chapters, Veterans for Peace and the Long Beach Area Peace Network
We will be in place by 9:30 am but parade starts at 10:30am. Free parking available at Long Beach City College-Pacific Coast Campus at 1305 E. Pacific Coast Hwy; then use free shuttle to Martin Luther King Ave and 7th St. If you can't find our group, go to "Parade Participant Check-in" and ask for Long Beach Area Peace Network's location. Call Pat Alviso @ 562/833-8035 with questions or to help decorate the truck at 8:30a. www.mfsooc.org and mfsooc@earthlink.net.

Jan 16 Saturday noon-1:30pm, Anaheim: Anaheim Democrats @ Workers United Local 50, 527 S. Harbor Blvd.

Jan 16 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State: Phil Zuckerman "Living the Secular Life" @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Phil Zuckerman is a Professor of sociology and secular studies at Pitzer College in Claremont. He is also a regular affiliated professor at Claremont Graduate University, and has been a guest professor at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. Phil is the author of several books , his most recent is "Living the Secular Life" and he also writes for the Huffington Post. His work has also been published in various scholarly journals, such as Sociology Compass, Sociology of Religion, Deviant Behavior, and Religion, Brain, and Behavior. For more information: www.au-oc.org or email orangecountyau@yahoo.com, Fax: 714-515-4248 Call: 714-299-4551. Over the last twenty-five years, "no religion" has become the fastest-growing religion in the United States. Arround the world, hundreds of millions of people have turned away from the traditional faiths of the past, and embraced a moral yet nonreligious-or secular-life, generating societies vastly less religious than at any other time in human history. revealing the inspiring beliefs that empower secular culture-alongside real stories of nonreligious men and women based in extensive in-depth interviews from across the country-Living the Secular Life will be indispensable for millions of secular Americans. Please join us for this interesting discussion. Our doors open at 1:15 for socializing; seating will be on a first-come, first seated basis.

Jan 17 Sunday 3-5pm, Tustin: Sierra Club Angeles Chapter Climate Change Committee meeting @ REI, 2962 El Camino Real
We will be in the Community Meeting room of the REI store in Tustin Marketplace Please come join us and take action. meetup.com/ClimateChangeCommittee/events/224165598

Jan 17 Sunday 4pm, Irvine: March for Animals @ Irvine Spectrum Center, 31 Fortune Rd, Ste 100
Join us at our first demonstration of 2016 as we take the message of animal liberation into public spaces. Let us be the generation that will finally break this chain of oppression.

new Jan 18 Monday 11:30am-12:30 pm, Santa Ana: Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King @ Ronald Reagan Federal Building, 411 w. 4th. St., corner of Ross & 4th. St.
Please join the Orange County Immigration Coalition and other community members and advocates in honoring in honoring Dr. Martin Luther King. This event will bring together our diverse movements for social justice: peace, LGBTQ rights, the environment, fair representation, immigration, homelessness, youth, restorative justice and more... For information please contact: Miverva S. Gomez :minerva@occcopico.org/(714)612-5028 or Mirisol Rivera: marisol.rivera@setu-uswww.org. (714)448-5378

new Jan 19 Tuesday 1pm, Seal Beach: Leisure World Seal Beach Democratic Club Presents "The Politics of Xenophobia" with Rev. Frank Wulf @ Clubhouse 4, St. Andrews Dr. & Northgate Rd.
Persons living outside Leisure World Seal Beach must call or email mlarson.telfords@gmail.com at least one day in advance to leave your name for admission and to verify event time.

Jan 19 Tuesday 7pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats @ Norman Murray Center, 24932 Veterans Way
Special guest speaker Craig Preston, So Cal Regional Coordinator Citizens' Climate Lobby Website: www.citizensclimatelobby.org

Jan 19 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club of OC @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
We will see an inspiring DVD, entitled "East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem", about Israeli and Palestinian musicians, activists in Jerusalem who have joined together to promote peace. We will hear them performing some of their beautiful songs and working with children in a refugee camp. Discussion will follow. Please join us and share your ideas. May we have a Happy New Year with progress toward peace.

new Jan 20 Wednesday 5pm, Irvine: College Democrats at UCI @ UC Irvine, Physical Sciences 210
Senator Joe Dunn will be at UCI this incoming Wednesday @5pm in Physical Sciences 210! We look forward to seeing you there! Come and meet a difference maker!

[Change of venue] Jan 20 Wednesday 7pm, Dana Point San Juan Capistrano: The San Onofre Debacle Continues: Are There Any Solutions? @ Dana Point Community House, 24642 San Juan Ave. Marie Callenders 31791 Del Obispo Street
panel discussion will focus on the failed history of the nuclear plant in San Onofre and the inability of the country to deal with nuclear waste, and the current decommissioning plan and what it means for Southern California. Many thanks to Roger Johnson, of Progressives, for organizing this special panel.   What are the obstacles to removing the waste and storing it more safely? We are joined by Roger Johnson (retired neuroscience professor), Gary Headrick (head of San Clemente Green), and Marni Magda (Laguna Beach mom turned anti-nuclear activist).   Please join us for a buffet dinner Salads, an entree, side dishes, dessert and beverage (tax and tip included). Food supplied by The Catering Factory Dinner is served at 6 p.m., Members $17, Non-Members $20 RSVPs are required for dinner only Please respond by Wednesday, January 13 to Willa Cox, 949-370-0401 Or will@cox.net Meeting only at 7 p.m. Members $3, Non-Members $5.

Jan 20 Wednesday 7pm, Orange: OC Death Penalty Focus @ St. Joseph Center, Room 4, 480 S Batavia
The DPF sponsored ballot initiative to end the death penalty in CA has been launched! We need you to step up and help! Training will be provided. Legal requirements and talking points for signature gathering will be presente   The CDCR's new Lethal Injection Protocol has been out since Nov. 16, 2015. There will be a public window of opportunity until January 22, 2016 to send them our concerns in opposition to these regulations. Our Chapter has distributed 1265 postcards, 163 of which have been forwarded in December to San Francisco for postage and monitoring. All signed postcards must be delivered to the St. Joseph Center, 480 S. Batavia Orange, Attn: Sr. Louise, by Wed. January 13th. OC DPF will forward them for postage. After January 13, 2016 , please place postage on the postcards and mail directly to the CDCR. Also we are encouraged to use the petition site of Care2, if access to the postcards is not available: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/976/930/232/california-dont-use-flawed-laws-to-bring-back-the-death-penalty/   Representatives of DPF OC will be at The Religious Education Congress in Anaheim on February 26-28. We are asking a few exhibitors to let us use some space to gather signatures for the proposed proposition, Justice That Works Act of 2016. We will also gather at noon on Feb. 27 for a public witness/march through the walkway outside to the Marriot Hotel.   OCChapterDPF@gmail.com facebook.com/OCCDPF https://twitter.com/oc_dpf

Jan 21 Thursday 11:30am, Santa Ana: WELead OC 2016 Political Training Kick-Off Luncheon Event Honoring Empowered Women of OC @ Antonello's Ristorante, 1611 W. Sunflower St.
Special guest is Congresswoman Linda Sanchez D-CA-38; honorees are Rima Nashashibi, Jennifer Muir, Tammy Tran and Laura Kanter. Suggested Contributions: Individual - $110; plus supporter and host committee levels. RSVP and contact Karen Hinks 714/615-2741 or khinks@verizon.net. Contribute online at https://weleadoc.nationbuilder.com/donate_01_21_16_luncheon. Make checks to WELead OC, 7071 Warner Ave., F#102, Hunt. Bch. 92647.

Jan 21 Thursday 5-7pm, Aliso Viejo: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club Kick-off @ Stadium Brewery Co., 26731 Aliso Creek Rd.
The Aliso Niguel Democrats is open to Democrats and Progressives of any age to come converse and socialize with your peers and fellow Democrats! We are centering our club around Aliso Viejo and Laguna Niguel, yet we would like to invite fellow Democrats from around the county to join us for our kick-off event! Contact: AlisoNiguelDemocrats@gmail.comon  

Jan 21 Thursday 6:15pm, Newport Beach: Newport Beach Democratic Women's Club "Demystifying the 2015 Saudi Municipal Elections: A First for Saudi Arabian Women: registered, ran for office and voted" @ Newport Beach Yacht Club, 1099 Bayside Dr.
Speaker: Rima Nashashibi, Vice President-NBWDC 5:30 P.M. Networking | 6:15 P.M. Club Meeting Open to Members, Guests & Friends RSVP appreciated: Email NBWDC here Food/Beverage: No host; pay as you order Donation: $10 per person to cover location rental nbwdc.org

Jan 21 Thursday 7pm, Anaheim: Arab American Democrats of OC @ Anaheim's Little Arabia District For specific location email: CAArabAmericanDemocrats@gmail.com

Jan 21 Thursday 7pm, Newport Beach: 1st Annual Interfaith Fellowship Celebration @ St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd.
Please join us as we celebrate Jim DeBoom, our past Executive Director for his 25 years of service along with our past five Presidents: Rev. Julie Elkins, Dennis Short, Greg Kelly, Don Oliver and Lloyd Sellers.   Our Keynote Speaker will be Rusty Kennedy, Executive Director of the OC Human Relations Commission.

Jan 21 Thursday 7pm, Santa Ana: Transitions Committee Meeting @ LGBT Center on 4th, 305 E 4th St.
Come see how you can help bring Transgender awareness to Orange County! For more info contact: Dannie Cesena Dannie.Cesena@lgbtcenteroc.org ext 338 Help build programs, plan events and seminars, etc.

new Jan 21 (3rd Thursday) 7-9:30pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace & Justice Coalition @ St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave.
At our January 3rd Thursday Teach-In we will host Carol Urner and Ellen Thomas, co-chairs of WILPF's National DISARM/End Wars Committee (Women's International League for Peace and Freedom) They will be discussing the overall campaign for nuclear weapons abolition and hopes for achieving it before humans destroy life on earth. Carol and Ellen are seeking more co-sponsors for House bill HR 1976 which would "provide for nuclear weapons abolition and economic conversion... while ensuring environmental restoration and clean-energy conversion" whittierpeace.org

Jan 22 Friday 11:30am-2pm, Irvine: Encroachment Of Reproductive Rights: Re-Thinking Roe v. Wade @ UCI University Club, 801 East Peltason Dr.
Community Action Fund or Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties and the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy at UCI-Law, cordially invite you to attend a 43rd Roe v. Wade anniversary celebration program, ENCROACHMENT OF REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS: RE-THINKING ROE v. WADE PBS Frontline film "The Last Abortion Clinic" followed by a panel discussion lead by UCI Law Professor Michele Goodwin, with Dr. Jennefer Russo, PPOSBC Medical Director, and Judge Lynne Riddle (ret), PPOSBC-CAF Brd.   Parking Information: Parking is free in the U-Club lot, but there are only 80 spaces; NONE reserved exclusively for our program. We strongly recommend that everyone (1) car-pool with at least one other person, and (2) come early. If the lot is full when you arrive, a host will direct you to alternative parking for which you will be charged the fee.   Program cost: $20, which includes lunch. Event seating capacity: 125 - First come/First served   Reservation/payment deadline: Noon, January 15, 2016. No tickets will be sold at the door. Reservation Process: Reservations accepted only from individuals, not by group or table. RSVP only at the following link: law.uci.edu/events/health-policy/reproductive-justice-luncheon2016jan.html   Co-Sponsoring Community Organizations:   Democracy for America - OC   American Association of University Women - Newport Mesa Irvine   Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club   Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - OC   National Organization for Women - OC   Women For: OC   National Women's Political Caucus - OC   Women in Leadership

Jan 22-24 Friday-Sunday, Irvine: Conference - What Cannot Be Said: Freedom of Expression in a Changing World presented by the Forum for the Academy and the Public @ UC Irvine (School of Law and Student Center) and USC.
Timed to coincide with the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, this conference will look at the changing parameters of freedom of expression in a rapidly shifting world. This conference will take place over three days. The venue for Sessions 1-3 on Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23 is the UC Irvine Campus. The venue for Session 4 on Sunday, January 24 is the University of Southern California Campus. More than 25 speakers are scheduled to explore censorship, legal issues, the digital era, forms of expression, and journalism and repression. Guests are welcome to reserve tickets for all sessions or to select only those sessions that they plan to attend. For registration and a conference schedule, visit eventbrite.com/e/freedom-of-expression-in-a-changing-world-what-cannot-be-said-tickets-11049570563

new Jan 22 Friday 6pm, Santa Ana: OC May Day Coalition @ Old City Hall - 217 N Main St. Santa Ana CA, Suite #122 (Knock on window on north face of building on 3rd)
http://ocmdc.org

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

Jan 23 Saturday 9am, Laguna Beach: Transition Laguna "Neglected Abundance" Workshop & Outing with Green Gene to Discover Wild Edibles In Our Urban Landscape @ Bluebird Farms. Admission: $20. Contact Scott Tenney at 949/204-9693.

Jan 23 Saturday 1:30pm, Irvine: OC4BERNIE Bernie Sanders National Speech Viewing & Countywide Organizing Meeting @ OC Plaza (Azar Realty), 2575 McCabe Way
RSVP: go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/4rq7d

Jan 23 Saturday 3pm, Orange: Bernie Sanders National Address-Live streaming @ CWA Hall Local 9510, 140 S. Flower St.
Join us to hear Bernie, learn how we can work to ensure his nomination, and join the fraternity of Bernie supporters! CWA is generously providing beverage and light refreshments.

Jan 23 Saturday 6:30pm, Santa Ana: Sips & Giggles Fundraiser for the LGBT Center OC with Dana Goldberg @ Theatre at the Ebell Club of Santa Ana, 625 French St.
Doors open to general public at 6:30 for cocktail reception; show starts at 8pm. VIP tickets are $55 and include premium seating & reception with Dana after show. A limited number of $25 early-bird tickets for balcony seating have been released. Goldberg has performed in clubs and theaters worldwide and raised more than three million dollars to fight HIV/AIDS. Visit lgbtcenteroc.org/events for tickets.

Jan 24 Sunday 1pm, Irvine: Women for:OC The Roberts Court After 10 Years Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, Founding Dean UCI School of Law Women for:OC The Roberts Court After 10 Years Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, Founding Dean UCI School of Law @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club 5 Riparian View Refreshments at 12:30pm, Program begins at 1pm. Free and open to the public. Men are cordially invited.   Women For:OC is a volunteer, non-partisan organization dedicated to advancing Human & Civil Rights, Peace, Social Justice, Education, Health Care and the Environment.   womenforoc@aol.com womenfororangecounty.org

Jan 25 Monday, Newport Coast: Conversation with Chelsea Clinton in Support of Hillary for America @ home of Michael & Sholeh Chegini, address provided upon RSVP.
Contribution levels Friend $250; Champion $1,000. For more info or to join the host committee, contact Nate Shutman at nshutman@hillaryclinton.com or 626/755-5637.

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

New Jan 26 Tuesday 6-8pm, Irvine: PDA Greater OC Chapter @ Home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River
Please join us for our monthly PDA Chapter meeting, where we will discuss national, regional, and local issues of concern, and opportunities for action! And please bring a Pot Luck Snack Food item. Please attend, as Ron will also be making an important announcement then. Dr Bill Honigman drbillhonigman@gmail.com

Jan 26 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democrats @ Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Ave.
Contact: cm40178@gmail.com

New Jan 26 Tuesday 7pm, Irvine: Planning meeting for Syrian refugee fundraiser @ IHOP, 13126 Jamboree Road
Please bring your ideas and I will bring a list of everyone who has volunteered to do something or offered the use of a venue. We will have April Centrone (organizer of the New Jersey fundraiser) available by phone during our meeting in case we have questions.   In the meantime, I thought of another task that will be a big part of the publicity: a Face Book page and any other social media. I have a friend who is especially talented at this and I've asked if he might handle this for us and am waiting to hear from him. But if you have creative ideas, please bring them.   I also received a wonderful note from a friend who has an Arabic music ensemble and she has offered to help with the concert part of the program. She is familiar with the New Jersey event and is a highly accomplished and respected artist.   One of my Palestinian friends contacted me today to share some ideas: we can consider raffling any items that might be donated to us (the wonderful Ruth Shapin has just released a book of poetry about social justice and human rights issues and she offered to donate some copies). My friend also suggested we ask local bakeries if they would donate cookies/sweets. She also thought we might want to see if any of the Arab comedians would serve as an emcee for the evening.   I thought that all of those idea were great and I'm sure you'll add even more. See you SOON!   Vicki Tamoush (714) 362-7676

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

New Jan 27-29 Wednesday 8am-Friday 11pm, Irvine: Peace & Justice Week @ UC Irvine
http://peaceweek.weebly.com/ http://www.peacebuilding.uci.edu/ PLEASE RSVP: http://peaceweek.weebly.com/rsvp.html
Wednesday, January 27th - 7:00PM-8:30PM at Student Center, Crystal Cove Auditorium KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Environment, Poverty, & Peacebuilding: A United Nations Perspective David Jensen Head of Environmental Cooperation for Peacebuilding United Nations Environment Programme
Thursday, January 28th - 5:00PM-6:30PM at Student Center, Crystal Cove Auditorium PANEL: Peacebuilding: Lessons for Bosnia to Syria Holly Dunn PhD Candidate, Political Science Department University of Minnesota Paivi Lujala Associate Professor, Department of Geography Norwegian University of Science and Technology Erika Weinthal Lee Hill Snowdon Professor of Environmental Policy, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University Carl Bruch Senior Attorney; Co-Director, International Programs Environmental Law Insitute Marc Levy Deputy Director of the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) A Unit of the Earth Institute, Columbia University
Friday, January 29th - 9:30AM-6:30PM at Student Center PEACE & JUSTICE IN ACTION SUMMIT 9:30AM-12:00PM WORKSHOP: Alternatives to Violence Program at Student Center, Emerald Bay D & E 1:00PM-2:45PM Discussion on Mainstreaming Peace Education Globally with Leaders of Education for Global Peace at Student Center, Pacific Ballroom C Ernest Anemone, Executive Director of Project My Voice Stephanie Knox Cubbon, Peace Education Lecturer, Chapman University & San Diego City College Nadeem Ghazi, President of Peace Education Welfare Organization-Pakistan Darla Kay Hill, Global Education Consultant and Speaker Gal Kleinman, Co-Director of Education for Global Peace Mohamed Walid Lofty, Researcher at the London School of Economics Peggy Poon, Elementary School Teacher, Los Angeles Cris Toffolo, Professor & Chair, Justice Studies Department, Northeastern Illinois University. Co-Chair of the Board of Peace and Justice Studies Association Lauren Zumbrun, Education Manager at Leadership Development International, South Sudan 3:00PM-5:00PM First Annual Conference of The Southern California Network for Peacebuilding at Student Center, Pacific Ballroom C 5:00PM-6:00PM Conclusion & Reception at Student Center, Pacific Ballroom C 6:30PM-8:30PM Awakening to Oneness: Relationship Meditation for Intimacy, Well-Being and Wisdom at Student Center, Pacific Ballroom C Lama Surya Das

New Jan 27 Wednesday 6:30pm, Anaheim: We The People's Map @ Arab American Community Center, 907 S Beach Blvd.
Panel discussion about what the recent decision at Anaheim City Council to adopt the 'People's Map' means for the city and how it could shape the future of Anaheim. Our panel will be composed of:   The Honorable Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait Mirvette Judeh, Arab American Community Leader Dr. Jose F. Moreno, President of Los Amigos of Orange County and Former Anaheim School Board Member

Jan 28 Thursday 6:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Ecofeminism/Social Justice Community Reading Group discussing Ellie Laks' "My Gentle Barn: Creating a Sanctuary Where Animals Heal and Children Learn to Hope"
!This is a safe and supportive space. People of all backgrounds, genders, and ages are welcome. Feel free to come if you've read all or part of the books. The group meets at a private home in Santa Ana. Please send a message to me (Stacy Russo) stacylee1970@yahoo.com or 714-595-7589 if you need location information. This group, originally called the Ecofeminism and Social Justice Community Reading Group, was founded in March 2013 to create a gathering space for individuals who are concerned about intersecting issues of injustice in our world. Please join us to make our community stronger!

Jan 28 Thursday 6:30pm, Santa Ana: DPOC's Speaker Circuit - State Senate President Pro-Tempore Kevin de Léon @ Original Mike's 100 S. Main St.
Senator De Léon will discuss his accomplishments championing an eco-friendly California by detailing his landmark climate change legislation that passed last year. As well as his vision for "Charge Ahead California", a program that aims at putting one million electric powered vehicles on California roads within the decade. Finally, he will be sharing his plans to help successfully lead California Democrats through the 2016 election year. It will definitely be fun and informative   VIP Reception: 6:30 PM General Reception: 7:15 PM   Tickets can be purchased by clicking here secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/speakerscircuitdeleon

new Jan 29 Friday 5-8pm, Orange: "The World According to Monsanto" Film Screening and #OC4Bernie Voter Phone Outreach @ Private Home
meetup.com/OC-for-Bernie-Sanders/events/228181967

New Jan 30 Saturday noon-2pm, Santa Ana: Community Artist forum for the Arts and Culture Masterplan @ MC Gallery, 2202 N Main St.
The City of Santa Ana is currently working on an 'Arts and Culture Masterplan' that will guide the way that the City invests and plans for local artists, musicians, community members, residents and arts organizations over the next 10 years. This forum is intended to engage in conversation on how CommUnity artist play a role in this plan via community engagement processes, public art, community murals and the many roles teaching artist play in our community. Its an opportunity to voice your opinion, share your vision and affect the process! Participation is highly encouraged! The masteplan will be what we make of it!

New Jan 30 Saturday 1-2pm, Santa Ana: Santa Ana Arts Engagement Week @ Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center, 1000 East Santa Ana Blvd, 5th Floor
Calling all members of the Santa Ana LGBT community: artists, cultural workers, grassroots organizations, youth groups, elders, leaders, trailblazers, activists, DREAMers, teachers, activists, merchants. Use this opportunity to let the city know what your needs are for increasing participation in the cultural life of the City and what you want included in the 20 Year Arts Master Plan. Free parking. Hosted by United Artists of Santa Ana. Full schedule at http://www.santa-ana.org./cda/acmp.asp.

[Rescheduled] Jan 30 Mar Saturday 4pm, Anaheim: United4Bernie OC ★ Enough is Enough Rally
Due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts with Sen. Nina Turner she will not be available for January 30th. We will be moving the event date for the rally to sometime in March. We are working with the national surrogate scheduler and are also requesting a visit from Sen. Bernie Sanders. I apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause you. Please e-mail me with any questions: Julio@united4bernie.com   Donate: gofundme.com/EnoughIsEnough-OC

new Jan 31 Sunday 11am-1:30pm, Santa Ana: UNA-USA OC Chapter Annual Brunch for Members and Friends @ Hacienda Restaurant, 1725 College Ave.
Guest speaker is Sheikh Yassir Fazaga of the Orange County Islamic Foundation and international speaker, teacher and religious leader. Topic is "the plight of refugees in a changing world." Admission: $45 members; $55 non-member supporters, $30 students, UNA-OC Young Professionals and limited income members. Brunch at 11am; program at 11:30. Reservations are needed no later than Jan. 27. Email info@una-oc.org or leave message @ 714/538-5689. Pay in advance @ www.una-oc.org or at door.

New Jan 31 Sunday noon, Garden Grove: Viet Rainbow of OC First General Meeting @ 11332 Chapman Ave.
The meeting will address what VROC has in store for the upcoming year. In additon, VROC will provide information about this year's Tet Parade. Food will be provided!

Jan 31 Sunday 1:30pm, Laguna Woods Village: Viewing of Documentary "Merchants of Doubt" @ Clubhouse 3 Auditorium
The documentary by Robert Kenner exposes the spin doctors who spread misinformation and confusion among American citizens to delay progress on important issues like global climate change. Craig Preston, So Cal Organizer for Citizens Climate Lobby, will discuss CCL's proposed solutions and lead a Q & A. For more info, call Sue Dearing at 949/855-6965. Those living outside the Village must arrange for gate clearance.

New Jan 31 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine - Planned Parenthood, Success Between Trials and Triumph: What 2016 Is Bringing? @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club 15 Riparian View
Guest Speaker: Michelle Bartlett, Chair of the Planned Parenthood Community Action Fund Board

Jan 31 Sunday 6:30-9pm, Irvine: Screening of Forks Over Knives @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Come join us for Living Vegan's very first public event! 6:30p Vegan refreshments 6:45p Screening 8:15p Discussion RSVP: info@livingubuntu.org


FEBRUARY

Feb 1 Monday 7-9pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees Volunteer DeBrief Meeting @ Irvine United Congregational Church 4915 Alton Parkway
If you are a new visitor or have been visiting for a while, this is an opportunity to get to know members of the FOCD Leadership Team and other Visitors. Your questions will be answered and you can express your concerns in a supportive environment. Visiting is not easy work, but you are not alone. Join us for a lively discussion!

New Feb 2 Tuesday 9am, Santa Ana: Say No to Detaining More Trans & Other Immigrants at City Jail @ Outside Santa Ana City Council Chamber, 20 Civic Center Plaza
A proposal by some within Santa Ana government to expand the number of immigrants it would detain for federal authorities in its jail to up to 300 people is causing a sharp response from local residents. The question comes at a time when the jail is under increasing fire for recent abuses and pressure to release the transgender detainees it houses there.   On Tuesday morning, Orange County Immigrant Youth United (OCIYU), RAIZ, and Familia: TQLM will hold a press conference to call on the all Latino and Democrat city council to vote against the contract expansion plan and instead to cut the city's ties with ICE. carlos@raizoc.org www.raizoc.org

New Feb 2 Tuesday 5:30pm, Santa Ana: Santa Ana City Council to Vote on Proposal to Expand its ICE Jail Contract @ Council Chamber, 22 Civic Center Plaza
The proposal is to increase the jail facility capacity for immigrant detention from 200 to 300. This is a serious problem, over the last couple of years the community has petitioned the city to end its ICE contract. City council members promised to take steps to cancel it during the next couple of years. However, a vote in favor of expanding contradicts what their commitment was as it will only increase dependence on making money from immigrant detention.   Will the all Democratic Latino city council side with its immigrant community and take a stand against ICE detention expansion? Please join opponents of the contract expansion by attending the meeting.

New Feb 2 Tuesday 7pm, Laguna Beach: Cannabis on Council Agenda @ Laguna Beach City Hall, 505 Forest Ave.
No matter how you personally feel about Cannabis, our City's proposed prohibition could have dangerous unintended consequences us4.campaign-archive1.com/?u=0e0d3a4e0cdcc00ad5932ea99&id=fdc51ab4ba A typo in the new state medical marijuana law triggered L.B. to pass a prohibition on medical marijuana, to avoid a March 1st deadline. A 'clean up bill', AB21, passed by both the State Senate and Assembly, removes the March 1st deadline, ensuring local jurisdictions maintain the authority to develop their own regulations for medical cannabis indefinitely. AB 21 is now on the Governor's desk for signature. The Governor has publicly indicated he would sign the legislative fix to the March 1 deadline.

New Feb 3 Wednesday noon-2:30pm, Santa Ana: Wrongful Conviction Rally @ Santa Ana Civic Center in the Plaza of the Flags
Contact: cjfordpi_info@mac.com   Here is yours chance to come out and represent your loved one or just be there in unity for those awaiting Exoneration!!

New Feb 3 Wednesday 6pm, San Clemente: Democratic Women of South OC Meeting @ Holiday Inn San Clemente, 111 S. Avenida de la Estrella
Speaker: Peter Ditto, Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior at UCI on the topic of "Emotion, Morality and Politics". Bring your enthusiasm for all things Democratic and your ideas for how the Democratic Women of South Orange County can become a powerful voice at election time. Social hour at 6pm, speakers at 7. Introduction by Fran Sdao, Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County. Light food & drink served, along with a ho-host bar. To cover expenses, a small cash donation is requested.

Feb 3 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC Regular Meeting @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 S. Coast Dr., Metropointe Ctr.
The program, with Jennifer Muir, General Manager of the Orange County Employees Association, is rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb 3. She will discuss Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court this term. Oral arguments were presented on Jan. 11. The case is an attack on the Fair Share system, by which, in the United States today, no one is forced to join a union. But unions are forced to represent all workers, even those who do not join the union. If the court decides in favor of the challenge to Fair Share, unions will not be allowed to collect dues from non-members but will be required to continue representing them. It is an incredibly dangerous threat to the survival of public unions. Visit http://www.oceamember.org. Social hour begins at 6:30pm, meeting at 7:15. Admission is free. Please join us and bring a friend for a night of progressive action. If you have any questions, please email dfaoc.comm@gmail.com. Visit http://dfa-oc.org/

Feb 4, Thursday 6-9pm, Fullerton: 1st Annual Democrats of North OC Award Dinner @ The Clubhouse at Coyote Hills Golf Course 1440 E Bastanchury Rd.
https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/dnocawardsdinner In lieu of a regular monthly meeting for the month of February, we will celebrate our incredible volunteers! Please purchase your tickets to celebrate our honorees, enjoy delicious food, listen to our featured speaker, and network with North OC Democrats

New Feb 4 Thursday 6:30-9pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC @ 17250 Los Jardines West
dcwoc.com Why are there so many climate deniers? Democratic Club of West Orange County Invites you to a viewing of the highly regarded documentary, "Merchants of Doubt" Skullduggery exposed!   The film will be introduced by Craig Preston, SoCal Organizer for Citizens Climate Lobby. He will discuss CCL's proposed solutions and lead a Q-and-A after the showing.

New Feb 4 Thursday 7-9:30pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace & Justice Coalition screening of "Selma" @ St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave.
Free screening of "SELMA" Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. whittierpeace.org/index.htm#MovieNight

New Feb 6 Saturday noon-4pm, Anaheim: Really, Really Free Market @ Pearson Park, 400 N Harbor Blvd.
We will be by the playground. Closest parking spots are by the tennis courts on Cypress st   Bring stuff you don't need/want anymore! And get stuff you do need/want! *NO MONEY, NO BARTER, NO TRADE, EVERYTHING IS FREE.   The Really, Really Free Market (RRFM) movement is a horizontally-organized collective of individuals who form a temporary market based on an alternative gift economy. The RRFM movement aims to counteract capitalism in a proactive way. It holds as a major goal to build a community based on sharing resources, caring for one another and improving the collective lives of all. https://facebook.com/RRFMAnaheim/

new Feb 6, Saturday 9am, Anaheim: 36th Annual Orange County Black History Parade & Cultural Faire @ Downtown Anaheim OC NAACP members Invites like-minded individuals and organizations to march with the OC NAACP to show solidarity for Positive Community Change...Parade starts at 10am...TBD time and location for Marchers to meet

new Feb 6, Saturday 1-3pm, Dana Point: Pachamama Alliance: Social Justice-What's that? @ 25661 White Sands St.
This month we are exploring social justice issues. We are sharing a community created vegitarian meal and watching a Ken Burns video on Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B Anthony. We'd love to have you join us. pachamama.org/workshop/2983/social-justice-whats-that

new Feb 6 Saturday 2pm, Santa Ana: Faces of Santa Ana, "Facing The Elephant In The Room" @ Frida Cinema, 305 E. 4th. St.
Please come out to this Documentary. there is also an art showing. We need to face the elephant in the room together. This will be a great event for all of those both working on the issues of homelessness as well as those wishing to educate others on these issues in our communities across the Orange County Region. Let this be a rally documentary.

New Feb 6 Saturday 5-8pm, Santa Ana: Free Voice of OC Monthly Event - The Art of Investigative Reporting @ Voice of OC, 207 N. Broadway
Join other civically-minded residents and meet our news team as we open up our newsroom for the evening. Our reporters and publisher will be on hand to hear your feedback about Voice of OC and what issues matter most to you - whether it's public health, political corruption, homelessness, the environment, labor, or business. For more info, contact Norberto: nsantana@voiceofoc.org.

[Canceled] Feb 7 (1st Sunday) 7:30am-4pm, Huntington Beach: February Arlington West Memorial Canceled

New Feb 8 Monday 6-7pm, Irvine: OC NOW Board Meeting @ Community Room at Irvine Water District 15500 Sand Canyon Ave
We will be discussing our letter for the Great American Write In, the purchase of NWHP gazettes for the OC High Schools, the CA NOW conference and the future of OC NOW

New Feb 8 Monday 7-8:30pm, Orange: Pax Christi OC Gathering @ St. Joseph Center, Classroom 4, 480 S. Batavia
we continue studying "Jesus Christ Peacemaker - A New Theology of Peace" by Terrance Rynne. We will be reviewing and discussing Chapter 3 - The Early Church's Stance on Peace and War   Mike Walsh Pax Christi OC Coordinator (714) 970-2888 mikewalsh@pacbell.net

New Feb 9 Tuesday 4:30pm, Anaheim: Final Vote for The Peoples Map in Anaheim @ Anaheim City Hall, 200 S. Anaheim Blvd.
Join OCCORD and our allies as we attend what should be the last vote for The Peoples vote in Anaheim and the sequencing of districts that will go up in 2016.   It's been a long road to get real representation in our communities and we hope to see you there. It will be a proud day for the residents of Anaheim!

New Feb 9 Tuesday 7pm, Capo Beach: Progressives of South Orange County @ banquet room of Agostino's Ristorante Italiano
Drinks, socializing, and dinner 5:30-7, meeting at 7. The guest speaker will be Martin Wisckol, political editor of the Orange County Register and the discussant will be Professor Peter Ditto of the Dept. of Psychology and Social Behavior at the Univ. of California, Irvine. The topic will be "Then and Now: The Changing Political Electorate of Orange County." RSVP necessary: socprogressives@gmail.com Please visit the website socprogressives.com for listing of area events and commentary about the news.

Feb 9 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Irvine: Panel on "Climate Change and how it effects our community" @ Pacifica Institute, 18022 Cowan Suite 100
Contact: Ilker Yildiz Orange County Branch Director | Pacifica Institute Mobile: 213.273.6410 I iyildiz@pacificainstitute.org www.pacificainstitute.org

New Feb 10 Wednesday 9am, Santa Ana: Santa Ana-Townsend Injunction Court Hearing @ Orange County Superior Court Civil Complex Center
Please attend and support community efforts against modern day Jim Crow Laws. The corrupt OC District Attorney has tried to deny due process rights to defendants.

New Feb 10 Wednesday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club with UCI Professor John Dombrink to discuss his book "The Twilight of Social Conservatism" @ Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2
Doors open at 6:30. Meeting includes club business, legislative action, refreshments and a raffle. Members free, guests $3 at the door. Bring nonperishable food item for South County Outreach. For more info and gate entry instructions, contact Sue Dearing 949/855-6965.

New Feb 10 Wednesday 7pm, Anaheim: OCYD February Meeting & 2016 Primary Endorsements @ El Torito, 2020 E Ball Rd.
All ballots will be pre-printed with the names of dues paying members who are under the age of 36 and paid by January 31, 2016. Proxies will not be allowed. Candidates will each have three minutes to address the OCYD membership Candidates are not required to be present at the meeting to be considered for endorsement.   Contested Races:   United States Senate: Kamala Harris, Loretta Sanchez Congressional District Representative 46: Lou Correa, Joe Dunn, Bao Nguyen State Senator for District 29: Sukhee Kang, Josh Newman   The following positions lack of primary challenger, but will be voted on individually on whether or not to receive endorsement:   Congressional District 38: Linda Sanchez Congressional District 39: Brett Murdock Congressional District 45: Ron Varasteh Congressional District 47: Alan Lowenthal Congressional District 48: Sue Savory Congressional District 49: Douglas Applegate Assembly District 65: Sharon Quirk-Silva Assembly District 69: Tom Daly   We ask that you please bring an appetite because this dinner-format gives you the opportunity to buy drinks, appetizers, and a full dinner.

New Feb 10 Wednesday 7pm, Huntington Beach: February Meeting @ IAMAW District Lodge, 5402 Bolsa Ave.
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Feb 11 Thursday 6:30pm, Newport Beach: Living Vegan @ 1151 Dove St #210
Living Ubuntu will soon launch a new project called Living Vegan. Watch for complete info soon. A first casual meeting for a few local folks interested in supporting veganism in Orange County will take place this coming Wednesday evening livingubuntu.org

New Feb 12 Friday 9, 10 & 11am, Garden Grove: Free DACA Workshop, Initial & Renewal Applications @ World Relief - Garden Grove, 13121 Brookhurst St. #G.
Receive assistance from immigration attorneys and BIA accredited representatives. Free eligibility screening, application assistance, review and mailing. Appointments available at 9, 10 & 11am. To register call 714/621-0919 ext. 13 or occord.org. Visit http://occord.org/article.php?id=279 for more info and list of documents to bring.

New Feb 12 Friday 6-9pm, Irvine: BernEaters Winter Quarter General Meeting and Phone Banking Event @ UC Irvine, Humanities Hall 105
These meetings will be dedicated to phone banking for an hour and 1/2, followed by general discussion events for the remaider of the time period.   Guest speaker: Muslim Student Union @ UCI representative.

New Feb 13 Saturday 8am, Garden Grove: March with VROC in the 2016 Tết Parade @ corner of Bushard and Bishop
As for this year's attire, we ask all attendees to wear a white Ao Dai (traditionally Vietnamese garment), Dress White Shirt/Black Pants, VROC Tshirt, or please inform us if you would prefer to wear something else. It is our hope that we present a cohesive contingent and represent ourselves while respecting the cultural nature of the event. Please contact us if you have any questions! Thank you.

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

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

NEW Feb 13 Saturday 2-4pm, Anaheim: Naomi Klein, "This Changes Everthing" film showing @ Unitarian Church in Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor
Sponsored by Social Justice Committee & the California Peace Academy

NEW Feb 14 Sunday 9am&11am, Santa Ana: Jim Wallis Discusses Book, "America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America" @ Newsong Church, 1010 W. 17th St.
In the book, Jim offers a prophetic and deeply personal call to action in overcoming the racism so ingrained in American society. He speaks candidly to Christians, urging them to cross a new bridge toward racial justice and healing. Additional information: https://sojo.net/join/events/church-service-newsong-church-santa-ana-ca

New Feb 14 Sunday 1:30pm, Irvine: Humanist Association of OC - Celebrating Darwin Day @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Speaker: Professor Donald Prothero, speaking on "Evolution: What the Fossils Say"   Professor Prothero is a graduate of U.C. Riverside with M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in geological sciences from Columbia University. He taught geology and paleontology for 37 years at Caltech, Columbia, Cal Poly Pomona and Occidental, among others. He is the author of many scientific papers and many books, including some leading geology textbooks, and "Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why It Matters" (2007), "Reality Check: How Science Deniers Threaten Our Future" (2013), and most recently "The Story of Life in 25 Fossils" (2015). He has been on the editorial boards of the journals Geology, Paleobiology, Paleontology and Skeptic Magazine. He has appeared on numerous TV shows including Paleoworld, Walking with Prehistoric Beasts and Conspiracy Road Trip: Creationism, as well as on Jeopardy! and Win Ben Stein's Money.   Meet and Greet at 1:30, Meeting begins at 2 http://meetup.com/OCHumanists/

Feb 14 Sunday 2:30-5:30pm, Laguna Woods: Save the Date for Valentine's Day Celebration Hosted by Southern California Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women @ Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 1
Theme is "Women's rights are human rights and human rights are women's rights". Watch for more details on program and admission.

New Feb 16 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club of OC @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
We will see a video, entitled "Weight of the War: Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley", about a refugee camp in Lebanon. We will also discuss an upcoming musical event in Newport Beach on Sat., Feb. 20, to benefit the refugees in the Bekaa Valley. Please join us and share your ideas.

New Feb 17 Wednesday 6pm, Irvine: Social Justice In Islam: Addressing the Misconceptions of Terrorism @ UC Irvine Student Center, Crystal Cove Auditorium
In the spirit of sustainable interfaith efforts on campus, the Muslim Student Union at UC Irvine is hosting our annual Islam Awareness Series, entitled "Towards Understanding Islam", to be held from Week 5 to Week 7 from Tuesday 2/2 to Thursday 2/18.   Come out and learn about social justice in Islam from our guest speaker who will be addressing this topic. There will be a short Q&A session after the talk and free refreshments!

New Feb 20, Saturday 8:30am-5:30pm, Irvine: 2016 SoCal LGBT Health Conference "Intersections in Queer Health: Never a Single Story" @ UC Irvine School of Medicine, 1001 Health Sciences Rd.
For more information: www.socallgbthealthconference.org Register at: http://socallgbthealthconference.ticketleap.com/2016-southern-california-lgbt-health-conference/

Feb 20, Saturday 9am-5pm, Fullerton: CSUF Social Justice Summit @ Titan Student Union, California State University, Fullerton, 800 N State College Blvd.
Student Life & Leadership - Volunteer Programs is honored to present the 12th Annual Social Justice Summit.   A resource fair featuring campus, regional and international organizations will also provide opportunities to get involved in social action. The free event is open to all and is organized by Students Advocating Civic Transformation (Students ACT). Funding support is brought to you by the Vice President for Student Affairs Office and the Dean of Students Office through the Student Success Initiative.   If you would like to be a part of the resource fair, please email us at vspjustice2016@gmail.com.

New Feb 20 Saturday 3-5:30pm, Laguna Woods: Celebrate Black History Month with African American Heritage Club @ Clubhouse 5 room 1
Learn Black History, enjoy games and grub, bring soul food to share, celebrate Valentine's Day.

New Feb 20 Saturday 5pm, Garden Grove: Fundraiser for Walter Muneton, Candidate for Garden Grove School Board @ 9851 Bixby Ave.
Join Karen Ridley, Cheryl Cohen, Mr. Sanchez, Mr. Hernandez and other educators who support Walter for school board. Come hear Walter's vision for Garden Grove schools and how he will stand with our educators. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/225293891139967/ to RSVP.

New Feb 20 Saturday 6pm, Newport Beach: Save Syrian Children Now: Musical Fundraiser @ St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd.
Concerned Community Members & Newport Mesa Interfaith Council is hosting event which includes video about the camp, light dinner, live music, and opportunity drawing for prizes. Funds raised will go to Solidarity Through Humanity for the immediate purchase of desperately needed heating fuel. For info, call 714/362-7676 or email VTamoush@gmail.com.

New Feb 21 Sunday 12pm, Costa Mesa: Film Series "Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My Home" @ Unitarian Universalist Church, 2845 Mesa Verde Drive E (at Adams)
Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Orange Coast and the Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church, the documentary is a realistic and very personal look at residents of skid row in Los Angeles. See how and why they descended to this address, still maintaining a life-affirming relationship with others. A light lunch will be served prior to the film and a discussion will follow the film. Please see the flier with more detailed information in the link below. $5 donation appreciated. If you could help signing people in or with serving the lunch, please let Barb Wood know at 208-284-9167 orbarbj@sbcglobal.net

New Feb 23 Tuesday 5pm, Irvine: Irvine City Council Discussion of Organic Pesticide Policy @ 1 Civic Center Plz.
http://nontoxicirvine.org/

New Feb 24 Wednesday 11am, Irvine: Women For: Orange County Present Carolyn Inmon on Domestic Violence @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 5 Riparian View.
Carolyn is co-author with Tanya Brown of "The Seven Characters of Abuse. Domestic Violence: Where It Starts and Where It Can End". The book is about the non-physical aspects of domestic abuse, which where abuse begins. The event is free and open to the public; men are invited. Refreshments at 11am, meeting at 11:30. Women For: Orange County is collecting new underwear and socks to be given to Native Americans of Northern Arizona as part of an ongoing project of the Third World Gifts and Hand Arts.

New Feb 25 Thursday 6pm, Santa Ana: CLUE (Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice) Architects of Justice event @ Temple Beth Sholom, 2625 N Tustin Ave.
The event will celebrate those in Orange County who change lives, fight for justice and bless the community with their commitment to Building a Just and Sacred Society. The honorees are Ada Briceño, Secretary Treasurer of UNITE-HERE Local 11 and Interim Executive Director/OCCORD; Rev. Dr. Sarah Halverson-Cano, Senior Pastor at Fairview Community Church; Mark Lowry, Director OC Food Bank of the Community Action Partnership of Orange County. Pastor Mark Whitlock of Christ Our Redeemer Church in Irvine will be our Keynote speaker and Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido will provide a welcoming introduction. For more information and to purchase tickets, sponsorships and program journal ads, see information below and/or visit http://cluejustice.org/. Contact Pamela Hope Phope@cluejustice.org (213) 481-3740.

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Feb 25 Thursday 6:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Ecofeminism/Social Justice Community Reading Group discussing Ernest Callenbach's "Ecotopia"
This is a safe and supportive space. People of all backgrounds, genders, and ages are welcome. Feel free to come if you've read all or part of the books. The group meets at a private home in Santa Ana. Please send a message to me (Stacy Russo) stacylee1970@yahoo.com or 714-595-7589 if you need location information. This group, originally called the Ecofeminism and Social Justice Community Reading Group, was founded in March 2013 to create a gathering space for individuals who are concerned about intersecting issues of injustice in our world. Please join us to make our community stronger!

New Feb 27 Saturday 8am, Irvine: Resistance Youth Conference 2016 @ UCI Social Science Plaza
MEChA de UCI will be holding their annual RYC conference intended to be for marginalized youth attempting to enter Higher Education. We will provide resources, support, and our own experiences. This event is at no cost to anyone attending. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. Workshops: A-G Requirements, FAFSA, CA DREAM ACT, Transfer Requirements into a UC School to Prison Pipeline, Fighting Gang Injunctions, Resistance through Media, Resistance through Art, La Resiliencia, Undocumented Support, Black Student Union Workshop, Parent Panel, Resistance in Hip-Hop, Self Care, Health Disparities, Colorism, and many more.   You can register here: http://goo.gl/forms/bQS0F7PkAd You can sign up to volunteer here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ii_BzYx4_WMWplMjrN1u2tsalJp2lj7rpKagugB4614/viewform Please arrive 15-30minutes before to make sure everyone checks in at 8am! If you would like to make a donation to the scholarship fund that will be given to youth after the event you can venmo: @Mecha-DeUCI

New Feb 27 Saturday 10:30am, Orange: Protest of Daily Killings at OC Animal Care @ 561 The City Dr South.
The intent of the protest is to stop the daily killing of animals at the shelter while there are rows of empty kennels. A group of concerned citizens is asking animal supporters to arrive at 10:30am on Feb. 27 and to bring their own signs. Contact   Summer Parker at 310-728-9710

New Feb 27 Saturday 11:45, Anaheim: Rally to Repeal the Death Penalty @ south entrance of Anaheim Convention Center (near Marriott) during the Religious Education Congress
Support The Justice that Works Act of 2016 Ballot Initiative to Repeal California's Death Penalty Sponsored by: Death Penalty Focus and Chapters of Orange County, Inland Valley, Los Angeles, San Diego, Catholic Mobilizing Network, Catholics Against Death Penalty, Office of Restorative Justice LA, California People of Faith Working Against the Death Penalty, California Clergy Against State Executions, Pax Christi. justicethatworks.org deathpenalty.org ca-case.org.

New Feb 28 Sunday 6:30-9pm, Irvine: Solar Energy Toward a Sustainable OC (OCCA) @ Irvine Ranch Water District - Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave
Featuring: • Kyle Lunt, SolarCity -- Channel Account Manager • Michelle Settergren, Grid Alternatives -- Outreach Coordinator • James Wang, City of Encinitas Environmental Commission • Steve Wicke, Sierra Club Climate Change Committee   -- RSVP here: occlimateaction. org --   Do you know enough about solar energy in Orange County? Where are the advances and the obstacles? What will it take to move us toward 100% renewables locally? Come find out more about what we are all needing to learn about this critically important and time-sensitive topic.   6:30 pm Refreshments 7:00 pm Program


MARCH

New Mar 2 Wednesday 6:30pm, Mission Viejo: Minister's Seminar - "Behind the Kitchen Door" @ Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23436 Madero, Ste 140
"Behind the Kitchen Door" reveals how restaurant workers live on some of the lowest wages in America and how poor working conditions-discriminatory labor practices, exploitation, and unsanitary kitchens-affect the meals that arrive at our restaurant tables. The author tells the stories of ten restaurant workers in cities across the United States as she explores the political, economic, and moral implications of eating out.

New Mar 3 Thursday 4:30-8pm, Santa Ana: OCLF Candidate Academy @ OCEA: 830 N. Ross St.

New Mar 6 Sunday noon-5pm, Irvine: Syrian Revolution Anniversary @ William R. Mason Regional Park, 18712 University Dr.
Come join SAC-LA for a Syrian community picnic. Let's stand together, stand united, and stay strong for the sake of our revolution. We will send a clear message that we are all here for Dignity and Freedom.... Together we are stronger. Join us for family and friends, Food and Drink, fun games and much more.

New Mar 6 Sunday 2pm, Mission Viejo: Friends of OC Detainees New Volunteer Orientation @ Tapestry, A Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23436 Madero Ste #140
Friends of OC Detainees visit immigrants at the James Music Facility in Irvine, the Santa Ana Jail and Theo Lacey Facility in Orange. Our purpose is humanitarian. We visit to listen and care. Many detainees have no other visitors and are thrilled to have a visit. Join us to learn more. RSVP to FOCDOutreach@gmail.com by Feb. 20.

Mar 6 Sunday 4-8pm, Laguna Woods: Save the Date for International Women's Day Hosted by Southern California Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women @ Clubhouse 1, Main Ballroom
Theme is "Honoring Women Around the World". Watch for more details on program and admission.

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

Mar 12 Saturday 9:30am-1:30pm, Santa Ana: 31st Annual Great American Write-In @ Delhi Center, 505 East Central Ave.
Great American Write-In is a free annual event offered to the public by Women For: Orange County to provide community members with the means to influence policy decisions by writing letters to their legislators. Every year, fifty or more different organizations and advocacy groups present information regarding some of today's most vital issues, including education, health care, human and civil rights and the environment. Attendees visit participants' tables and then voice their opinions by generating letters and postcards to government and corporate decision-makers in the hopes of bringing about constructive change. Last year, over 2700 individual mailings were sent.

new Mar 13 Sunday 1-5pm, Laguna Niguel: Pachamama Alliance: Awakening the Dreamer Symposium @ 24012 Estacia Ave.
A half-day transformative journey that educates people on the challenges and possibilities of this moment in time and the role they can play in creating a new future. pachamama.org/workshop/2982/awakening-the-dreamer

[Rescheduled] Mar 19 Saturday 4pm, Anaheim: United4Bernie OC ★ Enough is Enough Rally @ La Palma Park, 1161 N Anaheim Blvd
Due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts with Sen. Nina Turner she will not be available for January 30th. We will be moving the event date for the rally to sometime in March. We are working with the national surrogate scheduler and are also requesting a visit from Sen. Bernie Sanders. I apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause you. Please e-mail me with any questions: Julio@united4bernie.com   Donate: gofundme.com/EnoughIsEnough-OC

New Mar 20 Sunday 9am-7pm, Orange County: Sadaqa (Charity) Day with Sisters All Across the County Planning a Day of Service
Join in as we bond in Christian-Muslim-Jewish sisterhood serving others in an acty of Charity. Visit https://www.facebook.com/sadaqaday/videos/536818206478405/?fref=nf to share your interests.


APRIL

Apr 22 Friday 8:30am-5pm, Huntington Beach: 10th Annual Golden West College Peace Conference @ Golden West College Student Center, 15744 Goldenwest St.
The conference will be a gift (no cost) to Coast Community College District students. All others are $25.00 (includes an all vegan breakfast, vegan lunch, conference material and engaging gifts).   Regenerative Peace: Sustaining Our Work, Communities, Environment and Selves in Service   The 2016 Peace Conference is a shared inquiry into a way of life that embodies underlying human values of compassion, care, generosity, and trust. Amid global challenges of the 21st century, the conference advocates that everyday people can redefine the narrative and recognize their vital role in shaping our world-- simply by "being the change they wish to see" to create communities that are just, compassionate, and sustainable.   This is a zero waste event

NEW Apr 23 Saturday 9:30-11:45am, Aliso Viejo: Earth Day at Soka University with Gene Baur: Eating in harmony with our values @ Soka University of America, Black Box Theater (in Wangari Maathai Hall) 1 Hope St.
Come join us at Soka University for this very special Earth Day event featuring Farm Sanctuary's Gene Baur. More info, RSVP and to pre-order lunch: http://occlimateaction.org/2016/earth-day-at-soka-university-with-gene-baur-eating-in-harmony-with-our-values/ - Do you know enough about your food? - If you sought to live in harmony with your values, how would that change what you eat? - How many of us are making mindful choices vs. operating from our conditioning? - What would compassionate eating look like? - How can we shift the food system into increased sustainability and equity?


REPEATING EVENTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Addresses

Clubhouse 1, 24232 Calle Aragon, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 2, 24112 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 3, 23822 Avenida Sevilla, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 5, 24262 Punta Alta, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 6, 5365 Algarrobo, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 7, 24111 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Avenue, Irvine, CA 92618   in the same parking lot as the Irvine Ranch Water District Offices. Turn in the driveway off of Sand Canyon as usual, but just after the island in the middle of the driveway ends, turn LEFT and park as far to the left of the new building as possible. The new Community meeting room is on the far left side of the new building The entrance is on the far left of the parking lot and "Community Meeting Room" is on the door.
Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 5 Riparian Way, Irvine 92612 irwd.com/images/pdf/education/SJWS%20Map%20Aug%202012.pdf
Irvine Ranch Water District neither supports nor endorses the cause nor activities of organizations which use the District's meeting rooms that are made available as a public service.
Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23436 Madero Suite 140   Centrally located in Mission Viejo, Tapestry, a Unitarian Universalist Congregation, has rental space available for business or non-profit use. Available sanctuary space is perfect for large group meetings, classes, or fellowship activities. The classroom areas are suited for smaller meetings or gatherings. These areas are available for one-time, short-term or long-term rental.   The Great Hall (sanctuary) has seating for up to 140 in an auditorium style speaking venue. Rental of this space includes the use the kitchenette facilities and the grand piano. Chairs can be rearranged to accommodate your specific needs. Banquet style seating comfortably accommodates 80-96 people.   The classrooms range in size from large (appropriate for up to 15 participants) to more intimate spaces (for smaller or more informal gatherings). Our facility has ample parking and is fully handicap accessible.   We offer competitive, affordable rates, with discounts for non-profit organizations. Our facilities are rented in four-hour increments. Discounts are also available for long-term or multiple rentals.   Type of Group Sanctuary Classroom   Non-profit use $125 $30   For-profit use $250 $50
Friends meeting house, 2091 Business Center Dr, Suite 100, Irvine 92612
Exit at MacArthur off of 405 and go towards OC Airport Turn Left at MacArthur and go to Michelson Turn Left at Michelson and go to the very next street (?) Turn Left at that next street that starts with a "D" and go to Business Center Drive Turn Right on Business Center Drive and go about 1/4 mile 2091 is on Left Hand side Go around to the back side of the building to where the handicap parking is. Suite 100 is off of the inside courtyard, in the center of the office complex.
Centro Cultural de México   313 N. Birch Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701   el-centro.org
Other event calendars
southerncaliforniajp.wordpress.com/   So Cal Justice and Peace
la.indymedia.org/calendar   Los Angeles Independent Media Center
change-links.org   Change Links
icujp.org/calendar.shtml   Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace
coalitionforworldpeace.org/events.html   Coalition For World Peace
lbapn.org/lbapn-event-calendar   Long Beach Area Peace Network
sddemocrats.org/calendar.htm   San Diego County Democratic Party
http://orangecountydemocrats.com/calendar/   Democratic Party of OC
my.barackobama.com   OFA (Obama for America)
www.oc911truth.com/events/calendar/   OC 9/11 Truth
totalbuzz.freedomblogging.com/political-datebook   OC Register
calaction.org   CalAction
creec.edgateway.net/cs/creec9bp/cal/65   California Regional Environmental Education Community
bethecause.com/calendar   Be The Cause
prcsd.org/webcalendar/month.php   Peace Resource Center of San Diego
www.sarah4hope.org/SARAH4Hope/Community_Events.html   Spiritual And Religious Alliance For Hope
ocpeace.org/Antiwar%20Calendar%20for%20Orange%20County.html   OC Peace Coalition
ocpeace.org/calendar.html   OC Peace Coalition
au-oc.org/calendar.htm   Americans United for Separation of Church and State - OC
whittierpeace.org/calendar.htm   Whittier Peace and Justice Coalition
progressivechristiansuniting.org/events   Progressive Christians Uniting
ocice.org/events.html   OC Interfaith Coalition for the Environment
meetup.com/goinggreenorangecounty/calendar   Going GREEN in OC
cgpacs.uci.edu   The Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies
csjorange.org/justice-office/film-series   Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange
ocequality.ning.com/events   OC Equality Coalition
nowoc.org/e107_plugins/calendar_menu/calendar.php   OC NOW
orangecoast.ca.lwvnet.org/calendar.html   League of Women Voters of Orange Coast
lwvcba.org/calendar.html   League of Women Voters of the Capistrano Bay Area
ocvoice.wordpress.com/calendar-listings   Orange Coast Voice calendar
pdamerica.org/events/calendar   Progressive Democrats of America
peacebuttons.info/E-News/thisweek.htm   This Week in History
laprogressive.com/progressive-events-in-los-angeles   Dick & Sharon's LA Progressive
officeoftheamericas.org/peace_calendar.html   Office of the Americas | Campaigns | Peace Calendar
lagunawoodsvillage.com/article.cfm?id=3198   Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods Village
goodhappens.org/events   Center for Living Peace
activistsandiego.org/event   Activist San Diego
actionla.org   Action LA Network
http://72ndada.com/eventcalendar.asp   72nd ADA Meeting And Event Schedule
occupy-oc.org/calendar   Occupy OC (Irvine/Fullerton/Huntington Beach)
tinyurl.com/7x9waou   OCcupy Santa Ana
ocmdc.org/calendar   OC May Day Coalition
transitionlaguna.org/events   Transition Laguna Beach
www.eventslaguna.com/LBDC.aspx   Laguna Beach Democratic Club
calendar.www.thecenteroc.org   The Center OC
meetup.com/The-Left-Bank-of-Orange-County/events/calendar   The Left Bank of OC
rileybecky1.com   Greater Irvine Committee on Gun Violence Reduction
lgbtcenteroc.org/calendar   LGBT Center OC
af3irm.org/af3irm/events   af3irm OC
greenpartyoc.wordpress.com/coming-events   Green Party of OC
socprogressives.com/events-3   Progressives of South OC
www.una-oc.org/programs.html   United Nations Association of OC

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