Weekly Orange County Progressive


Thursday October 23, 2014     Issue No. 598


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Oct 1 Wednesday noon-2pm, Newport Beach: DFOC Luncheon Honoring Azim Khamisa

Oct 1 Wednesday 6:30pm, Newport Beach: OC for Climate Action (OCCA) planning meeting

Oct 1 Wednesday 6:30pm, Irvine: Inspiration for Truth & Reconciliation with Linda and Molly Biehl

Oct 1 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC

Oct 1 Wednesday 7-9pm, Costa Mesa: Greenpeace OC Documentary Night Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Oct 1 Wednesday 7:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Pride 2015 Planning Committee Meeting

Oct 2 Thursday 6pm, Costa Mesa: AF3IRM OC/ Transnational Feminism Educational Discussion

Oct 2 Thursday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North Orange County

Oct 2 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa City Council Candidates' Forum

[Moved] Oct 3 Friday 8-10pm, Anahiem/Fullerton: Assistance to the Homeless for Fall [Moved to Oct 10]

Oct 3 Friday 8:30pm, Lake Forest: South County OC NORML meeting

Oct 4 Saturday 7:30am San Clemente/8:30am San Juan Capistrano/10am Newport Back Bay/1:30pm Huntington Beach/3:30pm Seal Beach/4:30pm Long Beach: 18th Annual Pilgrimage of the Gabrielino/Tongva and Juaneno/Acjachemen People

Oct 4 Saturday 8:30am, Costa Mesa: Walking Precincts for Joel Flores, Candidate Coast Community College Trustee

Oct 4 Saturday 9am-noon Brea/9:30am-noon Newport Beach: Monthly Meeting of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL)

Oct 4 Saturday 9am-2pm, Santa Ana: Solorio Super Saturday with Jose Solorio

Oct 4 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: UNA-USA OC Chapter UN Coffee Talk Series Understanding Current Developments in the Middle East - What Can the UN Do?

Oct 4 Saturday 4-7pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC Wine and Appetizer Party

Oct 5 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC

Oct 5 Sunday 5pm, Santa Ana: 49th Annual Farm Worker Autumn Celebration, sponsored by OC Interfaith Committee to Aid Farm Workers

Oct 5 Sunday 5-9pm, Anaheim: The Alex Odeh Memorial Banquet

NEW Oct 7 Thursday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Concerned Citizens Of Laguna Woods Village: "Reforming the California Initiative Process"

Oct 8 Wednesday 10-11am, Newport Beach: Stop Fracking SoCal Coasts

Oct 8 Wednesday 5-7:30pm, in Aliso Viejo: South OC Democratic Club meeting - phone banking for CUSD candidates

Oct 8 Wednesday 6-9pm, Orange: 2014 Clinton Awards

Oct 8 Wednesday 6:30pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd ADA Monthly Meeting Featuring Four Candidates as Guest Speakers

Oct 8 Wednesday 7pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club - Planned Parenthood External Affairs Manager Claudia Perez

Oct 9 Thursday 6-9pm, Laguna Beach: OC Green Drinks

Oct 9 Thursday 6-9pm, San Juan Capistrano: Community Engagement Panel

Oct 9 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Orange: DIG DEEPER About Climate Change

Oct 9 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Fullerton: "Queer in College Day"

Oct 10 Friday 1pm, Seal Beach: The Cost of Racism to White America

Oct 10 Friday 5-7pm, Irvine: Reception for Drew Leavens

Oct 10 Friday 6-8pm, Fullerton: World Workshop #34: "CLIMATE CHANGE" Special Screening: Disruption

Oct 10 Friday 7pm, Anaheim: Peter Mathews - Move to Amend and the importance of the We the People amendment

Oct 10 Friday 8-10pm, Anahiem/Fullerton: Assistance to the Homeless for Fall

Oct 11 Saturday 9:30am-5:30pm, Irvine: Healthy Earth Conference - Be the change

Oct 11 (2nd Saturday) 10am-noon, Irvine: OC Peace Coalition General Meeting

Oct 11 Saturday 2pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Oct 11 Saturday 3-5pm, Huntington Beach: Re-Elect Orange County's Only Openly Gay Elected Official

[Venue And Time Change] Oct 11 Saturday 5-8pm, Yorba Linda: World Day Against the Death Penalty Dinner

Oct 11 Saturday 6-10pm, Irvine: Reclaim Democracy - Pay to Play

Oct 12 Sunday 11:30-3:30pm, Mission Viejo: Prop 47 Phone Bank

Oct 12 Sunday 1pm, Santa Ana: Seeds Of Resistance: E4rth is my Flesh Live Art Show

Oct 12 Sunday 4-5:30pm, Irvine: Reception for Drew Leavens with Erwin Chemerinsky & Beth Krom

Oct 14 Tuesday 4-6pm, Anaheim: Taller de Informacion en Anaheim: Licencias de Conducir y Acta de Salud Para Todos

Oct 14 Tuesday 7pm, Brea: North OC Chapter-PDA

Oct 15 Wednesday 12:10-1:30pm, Newport Beach: Effectively helping the Homeless, and resource Fair

new Oct 15 (3rd Wednesday) 7-8:30pm, Orange: OC Death Penalty Focus

Oct 16 Thursday 4-7pm, Irvine: Cross-Cultural Center 40th Birthday Celebration

Oct 16 Thursday 5:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Fundraiser-Bao Nguyen for Mayor of Garden Grove

Oct 16 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Huntington Beach: League of Women Voters and American Association of University Women Candidates Forum

new Oct 17 Friday 8am-4pm, Santa Ana: 3rd Annual OC Women's Health Policy Summit & Community Launch: UC Irvine Interdisciplinary Center on Family Violence

Oct 18 Saturday 8am-12:30pm, Orange: The Journey North: A Symposium on Immigration

Oct 18-19 Saturday-Sunday 11am-3pm, Anaheim/Garden Grove/Irvine/Mission Viejo/Santa Ana/...: 12th Annual Open Mosque Day

new Oct 18 Saturday noon, Irvine: Occupy OC 3rd Anniversary

New Oct 19 Sunday 3:30-5:30pm, Laguna Hills: Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break between People and Government: A talk and Q&A with author and RESULTS founder Sam Daley-Harris.

Oct 20 Monday: Last day to register to vote in the General Election

Oct 21 Tuesday 6pm, Santa Ana: "Women's Words"

Oct 21 Tuesday 6:30-8, Irvine: "Good Without God" -- Dan Barker

New Oct 21 Tuesday 7pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Dems meeting

Oct 21 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club of OC - "A Call for Truth and Peace"

new Oct 22 Wednesday 9am/7pm, Santa Ana: Townsend Gang Injunction Day of Action: Permanent Hearing and March

Oct 22 Wednesday 11am, Irvine: Women For:OC - "GMO-OMG"

New Oct 22 Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm, Anaheim: National Day of Protest - Standing In The Side Of Love

Oct 22 Wednesday 6pm, Laguna Hills: Progressives of South OC

Oct 22 Wednesday 7pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC

New Oct 23 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Laguna Woods: Meet and greet for Ron Varasteh for Director Municipal Water District of OC Area 5

Oct 23 Thursday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: 2014 LGBT Equality in Education Awards & Progressive Party

Oct 24 Friday 6pm, Anaheim: OC LULAC Foundation Black & White Banquet Celebration

Oct 25 Saturday 9am, Fountain Valley: 1st Annual Gaza Solidarity 5K Walk/Run

Oct 25 Saturday 11:30am-2:30pm, Costa Mesa: AAUW "Poseidon's Seawater Desalination Project at Huntington Beach"

New Oct 25 Saturday 4:30-7pm, Fullerton: Return to Homs Film Screening

New Oct 26 Sunday 6pm, Long Beach: Conscious Cinema proudly presents "When Will The Punishment End?"

New Oct 27 Monday 11am-1pm, Anaheim: There Is No Place for Violence In Religion

Oct 28 Tuesday 11:30am-1:30pm, Newport Beach: Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties Annual Luncheon with Dr. Ruth Westheimer

NEW Oct 28 Tuesday 5pm, Irvine: Water Supply Series

new Oct 28 (4th Tuesday) 5:30-7pm, Orange: Peace Vigil by MFSO and CODEPINK

new Oct 28 (4th Tuesday) 7-9pm, Orange: OC Peace Coalition general meeting

NEW Oct 29 Wednesday 7pm, Irvine: PDA Greater OC Chapter

Oct 30 Thursday 6:30-7:30, Orange: Community Book Discussion

NEW Oct 30 Thursday 6:30-8pm, Santa Ana: Water Supply Series


NOVEMBER

[Update] Nov 1 Saturday 9am-noon Brea/9:30am-noon (New Location) Corona del Mar: Monthly Meeting of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL)

New Nov 1 Saturday 7pm, Garden Grove: Unity of Action

NEW Nov 2 Sunday 3-5pm, Santa Ana: BDS meeting

Nov 4 Tuesday 7am-8pm, statewide: ELECTION DAY

NEW Nov 5 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC

NEW Nov 6 Thursday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Concerned Citizens Of Laguna Woods Village: Election 2014: Winners and Losers Martin Wisckol OC Register Political Editor

New Nov 7 Friday 6-10pm, Fullerton: Calendar of Revolt + Venceremos Book Signing

Nov 8 Saturday 1:30pm, Laguna Woods Village: LUNAFEST Short Films by, for, about Women

Nov 8 Saturday 2pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State: Science, Politics, and Religion: Do They Care about Climate Risk?

Nov 8 Saturday 5:30pm, Anaheim: CAIR-LA 18th Annual Banquet

Nov 9 Sunday 11am, Long Beach: Palestine Picnic Day

Nov 11 Wednesday 10:30am-1pm, Irvine: Women For:OC - Working Together to End World Hunger

NEW Nov 14 Friday 6-8pm, World Workshop #38: "Art & Politics: Past, Present, Future" (+ Dinner)

new Nov 14-16 Friday-Sunday, San Diego: CDP Executive Board Meeting

Nov 16 Sunday 5-8pm, Irvine: Democratic Foundation of OC 2014 Annual Dinner

NEW Nov 20 Thursday 2pm, Laguna Woods: Concerned Citizens Of Laguna Woods Village book review A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren

Nov 23 Sunday 6:30-8:30pm, Irvine: OC For Climate Action presents a screening of The 11th Hour


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May 1 Thursday 2-6pm, Santa Ana: May Day March "Families w/o Borders: Human Rights, not Broken Ties" @ Sasscer Park, 500 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
Preprogram 2pm March 3pm Program 4:30pm ocmdc.org

May 1 Thursday 6-8pm, Irvine: 'Duma' @ UC Irvine, SSL 270 In the context of war, societal problems such as sexual violence are heightened. Come watch 'Duma,' a movie about acts of sexual violence committed against Palestinian women. There will be a broader discussion afterwards led by Loubna Qutami. There will be refreshments

May 1 Thursday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Join the Democrats of North OC @ Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 North Harbor Blvd.,
We have invited the Democratic candidates for the office of California Secretary of State. Candidate Derek Cressman will be represented by Bruce Meyer, OC Volunteer Campaign Spokesperson. Mr. Cressman has a previous obligation. CA Senator Alex Padilla's campaign hopes their schedule will allow them to be represented.   Dinner and Socializing at 6. There is NO COST for attending the meeting which begins at 7. For more information contact: DNOC President Pete Anderson, petedem04@gmail.com

May 1 Friday 7pm Brea: Free screening of Gasland II @ Brea Cinema 5, 453 S Associated Rd.
arrive early to secure a seat   COME TO A FREE SCREENING! "fracking" and "acidizing" of wells is going on in our backyards! This affects all Northern OC cities!   RSVP to jennifer@stopfrackingbrea.com More info at http://www.stopfrackingbrea.com http://www.facebook.com/stopfrackingbrea

May 2 Friday 6pm, Fullerton: World Workshop #31: "Living With Earth" @ California State University, Fullerton, Humanities Bldg. Room 123, 800 N. State College Blvd. meetup.com/The-Left-Bank-of-Orange-County/events/167335292

May 2 (1st Friday) 6:30pm, Orange: Friday Night Film Series "On the Bridge" Film & Discussion @ St. Joseph Center, Mother Louis Room, 480 S. Batavia Street,
http://www.onthebridgethemovie.com/   When these U.S. soldiers left home, their patriotism was firm, their convictions intense. As they return from Iraq, nothing is clear. They are in-between, they are on the bridge. Their bodies and souls have been wounded or broken. How can they re-learn what it means to be human and stay in the world of the living? The film's primary role is to break down stereotypes and stigmas related to PTSD and the representations, or rather misrepresentations, of Iraq War veterans through raising awareness about what being a veteran means today.   For more information, visit www.csjorange.org, contact (714) 633-8121 ext. 7716 or justice@csjorange.org.

May 2 (1st & 3rd Friday) 7pm, Irvine: Occupy OC United General Assembly @ the gazebo in the park behind city hall. Everyone is invited to participate; OWS GA rules.

May 2 Friday 8:30pm, Lake Forest: South County OC NORML meeting @ Fuddruckers on El Toro and Raymond
At this meeting we will discuss the current position of California legislation, news and upcoming events. If you purchase any food please let the cashier know you are with our group so we are credited with your purchases. All OC NORML meetings are free and open to the public.

May 2-5 Friday 7pm-Sunday 10am, Fullerton: Freethought Alliance Fifth Annual OC Conference: What Direction is Atheism Taking? @ Howard Johnsons Hotel freethoughtalliance.org/fta/annual-conference/schedule-2

May 3 Saturday 9am-2pm, Anaheim: Free Citizenship Fair @ North OC Community College District, 1830 W. Romneya Dr.
offering citizenship application assistance (N-400), legal advice on the naturalization process, citizenship courses, citizenship educational materials. Sponsored by OCCORD and other organizations. Please call to register and schedule your appointment time 714/621-0919 ext. 13. Visit www.occord.org.

May 3 Saturday 10:30am-5pm, Aliso Viejo: Soka University's 13th Annual International Festival @ Peace Lake area, Soka University of America, 1 University Drive
soka.edu/news_events/events/2014/05/soka-universitys-13th-annual-international-festival.aspx

May 3 Saturday 11am, Laguna Beach: Peace Vigil Honoring Tim Carpenter @ Main Beach, Pacific Coast Highway and Ocean Avenue
Join us in our gathering to honor Tim Carpenter social justice and peace movements.

May 3 Saturday noon, Santa Ana: OC Industrial Workers of the World GMB Meeting @ Black Panther Park (aka Sasser Park) 4th & Ross
The OC IWW GMB April meeting will take place this Saturday, April 5th. We will meet at Black Panther Park @ 12:30 PM (dues @ noon). Black Panther Park (Sasser Park) is located at 4th Street & Ross Street, across form the Federal Building & Latino Health Access. Parking is located along 4th Street, along Birch Street, in the structure on Birch Street & 3rd Street and the Latino Health Access parking lot on 3rd & Ross Street.

May 4 (1st Sunday) 7:30am-5pm, Huntington Beach: Military Families Speak Out and Veterans For Peace will again be setting up the Arlington West Display on the sands of Huntington Beach at 6th Street.   We are still deployed and fighting in Afghanistan in America's longest war, so there will be another Arlington West in Huntington Beach. Please help if you can but if your schedule doesn't permit that please consider coming by to visit if that's possible.   While polls show public opinion turning sharply against our continued deployment in Afghanistan and America's longest ever war, and our President having committed to "ending the war", we need to maintain our efforts to keep visible the costs and to support our veterans. Our continuing efforts to remind the public of the cost of our wars and to "bring Our Troops Home" must continue. Come help or just visit.   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, and/or come by 5:00PM to help take it down and put it away.

May 4 Sunday 9am and 11am, Irvine: Americans United Executive Director Rev. Barry Lynn Speaking @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Parkway
Rev. Lynn will speak at services starting at 9am and 11am. A coffee will be held after each service with the opportunity to meet Rev. Lynn. Services are open to all. Americans United recently brought a case to the US Supreme Court on prayer at city council meeting and the outcome would have impact throughout the country. For more info, www.au-oc.org or email orangecountyau@yahoo.com. Fax 714/515-4248 or call 949/733-9157.

May 4 Sunday 11am-1pm, Westminster: Reception Honoring Jim Moreno for Orange County Board of Supervisors, District 2 by Vietnamese Americans Democratic PAC and Vietnamese Americans Democratic Club
Students $25; individuals $50; couples $90. Host committee Gold $250; Silver $200; Bronze $150. Contribute online at www.jim4supervisor.com. To sponsor or RSVP, contact Trung Ta 714/642-9590; Do-Phu Nguyen 714/392-4731; Shelly Haggerty 714/290-8848. Location: BLEU Restaurant, 14160 Beach Blvd., Westminster CA 92683.

May 4 Sunday noon-1pm, Huntington Beach: Peace rally @ Huntington Beach Pier, Pacific Coast Highway & Main Street
Come occupy the Huntington Beach Pier. We'll have our usual peace rally with a moment to remember Tim Carpenter.

May 4 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC - "How to become more involved in elections-- as candidates, volunteers, and as voters" @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Rosa Vizcarra and Annasophia Servin are Community Liaisons for the Orange County Registrar of Voters. Their job is to increase participation in elections, from publishing materials to recruiting poll workers. They will be there to answer any questions you have about how elections are conducted and how you can help.   The GPOC County Council meeting will immediately follow the General Meeting. All attendees are welcome to stay and view the business aspects of running the Green Party during the County Council meeting.

May 4 Sunday 2-5pm, Huntington Beach: Democratic Club of West OC Phone Banks @ Assoc. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, IAMAW District Lodge 725, 5402 Bolsa Ave.
Come for an hour or two to help get the word out about our local Democratic candidates include Jose Solorio for State Senate, Sharon Quirk-Silva - 65th A.D., Joel Block - 72nd A.D., Anila Ali - 74th A.D., Alan Lowenthal - 47th C.D. and Susan Savary - 48th C.D. and Jim Moreno for Supervisor - 2nd District. signupgenius.com/go/4090F4BAAAF2CA75-phone

May 4 Sunday 4pm, Irvine: "Inequality for All" @ IRWD Duck Club 15 Riparian View, Irvine 92612 (IRWD Marsh Campus, Wildlife Preserve, turn right onto Riparian View from Campus Drive, just north of University Drive. Just before the barricade, turn left down onto the campus.
Doors open at 4 pm. Film will begin at 4:30 pm. The film is 1 1/2 hours, and those who wish can stay to discuss it.   Sponsored by "Ready for Hillary, OC." We are preparing for a possible campaign by bringing up important political issues that affect the country, and will surely be topics all the way to 2016. We will also be helping to register voters for 2014 and beyond, and discussing the role of women in high political office.

May 5 Monday 6:30pm, Tustin: National Women's Political Caucus OC @ Mimi's Café, 17231 17th St.
Please Note the change in location.   Guest Speaker: Kathleen Hallal, CA Regional Leader of Moms Across America Kathleen will talk about Moms Across America, the health effects of GMO's and why legislation to label foods is necessary. Please RSVP. National Women's Political Caucus Orange County nwpcoc.org

May 5-27 Vote-By-Mail Voting
Applications for vote-by-mail ballots available during this period from the Registrar of Voters' office.

May 6 Tuesday 10am, Santa Ana: Press Conference: Mothers Demand Family Reunification: OBAMA Release Our Loved Ones NOW @ 34 Civic Center Plaza
Please join OC Mothers, RAIZ and Keeping Our Families Together, We stand in solidarity with the families of Evan Smith, Samuel Sixtos and Jose Gonzales Garcia. ICE release them now! #AdelantoMoms #KeepOurFamiliesTogether #Not1More

May 6 Tuesday 5:30pm, Santa Ana: Santa Ana City Council meeting @ Santa Ana City Hall, 20 Civic Center Plaza
Join us this Tuesday to make our voices be heard. We want and end to the contract between ICE and the SAPD. Come early to sign up for public comments and let the council know that we are tired of them paying off their debt at the expense of our hard working immigrant communities. Not 1 more! No mas deportaciones!

May 6 Tuesday 6pm, Irvine: Film and Discussion: Unnatural Causes: In Sickness and In Wealth @ UCI Cross- Cultural Center, Dr. White Room
Unnatural Causes explores the root causes of our alarming socio-economic and racial inequities in health. The episode will address: How does the distribution of power, wealth and resources shape opportunities for health? A discussion will be led by two doctor in the medical field. Food Provided. RSVP: docs.google.com/forms/d/1AnSajy0TNyt7p6Smr7gRKSDD2YvxY-exiYeLiIJo0xA/viewform

[canceled] May 6 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Huntington Beach: Protest the Traveling Zoo - Uphold First Amendment Rights of Free Speech
Just confirmed that due to protestors the traveling zoo was not invited this week. In it's spot is a bounce house!!! http://change.org/petitions/city-of-huntington-beach-ban-traveling-zoos-in-huntington-beach?share_id=LCccgsMHyp&utm_campaign=twitter_link_action_box&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=share_petition

May 6 Tuesday 7pm, Laguna Woods Village: Concerned Citizens is privileged to have Dr. Stanford A. Lakoff in Clubhouse 7
The title of his talk will be "Leading from Behind: Obama and the Middle East". Besides his analysis of President Obama's foreign policy strategies, Dr. Lakoff will bring us up-to-date on the constantly changing picture of the Middle East.   Dr. Lakoff has long maintained expertise in the Middle East, analyzing U. S. diplomacy in Israel/Palestine, Syria, Iran, Egypt, and North African Countries. As he notes, previous presidents have proclaimed strategic "doctrines." Dr. Lakoff describes the development of President Obama's foreign policies from his first term into his second while dealing with unanticipated crises, domestic and foreign resulting in "...something that could pass for one (doctrine) emerging early in his second term."   Join us for Meet-and-Greet at 6:30. Members free; Guests $3.00. Please note that Concerned Citizens monthly speakers are broadcast on TV6 the 1st Thursday of the month at 6 pm, the 2nd Wednesday at 2 pm, and the last Tuesday at 6 pm. For further information contact Margaret Pearlman, 786-1649.

May 7 Wednesday noon, Irvine: Democratic Foundation of OC Luncheon Honoring Katrina Foley @ Hilton Irvine Orange County Airport, 18800 MacArthur Blvd
Tickets: secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/katrinafoley

May 7 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America OC @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 South Coast Drive (Metropointe Shopping Center)
Speakers: Pat Alviso, Military Families Speak Out, on MFSO campaign to bring all troops home from Afghanistan; Katrina Foley, on her Costa Mesa City Council campaign; Anne Cameron on her campaign for 68th Assembly District; Cathey Ryder on her campaign for Huntington Beach Union High School District. Special Collection: Women's purses and accessories for Working Wardrobes. And as usual, we'll have announcements, news and intelligent conversation! Social hour starts at 6:15, meeting at 7:15. Admission is free. We meet on the patio but it's protected by awnings now and it's warm and cozy. Enjoy an appetizer or full meal, progressive friends and ideas. Find new ways to get involved in Orange County's progressive community and organizations. Because we are hoping to reduce paper waste by including all announcements in the agenda packet, announcements must be made in writing to dfaoc.comm@gmail.com by noon Monday. If you have questions, please send them to dfaoc.com@gmail.com.

May 8 Thursday 6pm, Santa Ana: Manten Nuestras Familias Unidas @ Centro Cultural de México Two representatives of EL INSTITUTO MADRE ASUNTA from Tijuana will visit us and give us information on the situation of the deported women and how this is affecting and further dividing our communities and families.   Come learn about the current situation for many who have been deported or who live in danger of deportation, and the fight against unjust deportation policies. Hear from representatives of the Madre Asunta Institute - a shelter for deported women and children in Tijuana, Mexico - and from Keep Our Families together, who is fighting deportations hear in Santa Ana, California!   We appreciate your interest and support. El Insituto Madre Asunta needs your feedback and accepts donations such as clothes, toothbrush, shoes, socks, underwear and first aid kits.   Para mas informacion/For more information contact: Colaboraciones Transnacionales Centro Cultural de Mexico (714) 425-0487

May 8 Thursday 6pm, Irvine: Immigrant Rights Discussion with RAIZ (Resistencia Autonomia Igualdad Liderazgo) @ UCI Cross- Cultural Center, Dr. White Room
Co-sponsored with DREAMS at UCI Join us for a discussion with RAIZ, who is an organization leading a statewide migrant-led Immigrant Youth Coalition (IYC) campaigns in Santa Ana. They will discuss deportations and current cases of immigration and how you can get involved. Food Provided. RSVP Here: docs.google.com/a/uci.edu/forms/d/1Dc_-I8hU_LO5k9nnZ5VddA7N7Ims4EmXinFiaVQrBDQ/viewform

May 9 Friday 1pm, Seal Beach: Panel and discussion: "Military Recruitment in Our Schools" @ Leisure World Clubhouse 4 People need to call their name in one day in advance so they can enter the gate. Call Nancy at 562-896-8606.
Do you have grandchildren, great grandchildren, or know a teenager in high school? Do know that military recruiters walk on some of our high school campuses on a daily basis have access to student's private information? If not, you need to know what is happening! Our loved ones can be caught in the endless cycle of war simply because we aren't informed ! Come hear a panel of local experts who work tirelessly to help our youth understand what it means to join the military today and help them make informed in decisions that could protect their future.
Pat Alviso Military Families Speak Out- Her son enlisted in the Marine Corps right out of high school. Hear about the sacrifices he has had to make and how his decision to enlist has affected the family
Richard Madeira- Veterans for Peace chapter president in Long Beach and lead Teen Memorial organizer
Ed Garza- Vietnam Veteran- Vietnam Purple Heart recipient. Hear his compelling story on the true cost of war and the heartbreak of having see his family enlisting and having to watch history repeat itself.
Chris Venn- Long time organizer for San Pedro High School's Peace Club. He helps students help other students become informed about military recruitment on high school campuses and leads a summer peace camp to support our youth. He is also instrumental in creating the annual Peacemaker of the Year award and celebration.
Sam Coleman - Vietnam war Conscientious Objector who can explain how to obtain this status today, and will present an analysis of the role of the military recruiter on campus today.
This event is sponsored by Senior Patriots for Peace 1900 St. Andrews Drive, Seal Beach. On SB Blvd and Goldenrain.

May 10 Saturday 9am-5pm, Irvine: 12th Annual Women's Journey Conference Bringing to Life Your Power, Purpose & Path @ University of California, Irvine
A day of powerful speakers including Nia Vardalos as keynote speaker, Tina Lifford, Carnie Wilson, Meredith Baxter, Catherine Hickland and many more. Free self-esteem program for girls ages 8-18. Connect with like-minded women at this entertaining, experiential event! Find our more and purchase tickets at womensjourneyconference.com. Call 877/657-8464 or email info@somensjourneyconference.com.

[canceled] May 10 (2nd Saturday) 10am-noon, Irvine: OC Peace Coalition General Meeting CANCELED
Please see instead To End All War with David Swanson

May 10 Saturday 10am-3:30pm, Santa Ana: OC LGBTQ Youth and Allies Convening @ 1801 S Greenville St
This is a free, fun and empowering event, filled with a variety of workshops ranging from social justice and advocacy work to self-healing. This is also a great opportunity to network with other youth from Orange County and beyond. There will also be designated workshops for adult allies such as teachers, school administrators and parents.

May 10 Saturday noon-2:30pm, Los Angeles: To End All War with David Swanson @ United University Church, 817 W 34th Street, On The USC Campus, Free Admission - Open to All

May 10 Saturday 1:30pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Dr. John Suarez presents "Blasphemy - A Medieval Concept with Modern Consequences." The concept of blasphemy involves all the elements of the First Amendment. The word was coined in the XIII century, but blasphemy ceased to be a major socio-political issue after the Renaissance and the Age of Reason, at least in Western civilization. The situation is quite different in the Islamic world. As the two cultures have come into contact and confrontation in the last few decades, the issue has once again come into prominence in the West. Terrorism and other developments have created anti-Muslim sentiment, and the Muslim world has responded by trying to reduce such through the encouragement of suppressive legislation. This has posed serious conflicts among Western democracies, viz., how to counter religious prejudice without sacrificing basic civil rights and freedom of speech. Dr. John Suarez is a retired Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA. He is a lifelong social activist, concerned with Civil Rights, Social and Economic Justice, the Environment, Public Education and the First Amendment. He has published extensively in the areas of Legal Psychiatry and the Separation of Church and State, including a chapter (The Path to Theocracy - The Purgation of the First Amendment) in the book The Fundamentals of Extremism - The Christian Right in America.   For more info: (949) 733-9157 au-oc.org or email OrangeCountyAU@yahoo.com.

May 10 Saturday 2-4pm, Irvine: Author and Professor Jarret Lovell on Animal Protection and Criminology @ The Duck Club (IRWD) 15 Riparian View
meetup.com/aprl-oc/events/158216752

May 10 Saturday 6-8pm, Huntington Beach: Beach Bash and BBQ Bonfire in Support of Jim Moreno for OC Board of Supervisors 2nd District Come early and enjoy the day at the beach with Team Moreno. Did you know that the OC Board of Supervisors control the budgets of mot local agencies that receive governmental money? Their role in your life is greater than you might be aware. Meet Jim Moreno current Coast Community College Board Trustee and Candidate for OC Board of Supervisors. Suggested contribution $10; enjoy hot dog and s'mores. RSVP Jenn Siegert siegert77@yahoo.com or Shelly Haggerty shellyhaggerty@aol.com. Visit www.jim4supervisor.com or email Jim@jim4supervisor.com

May 10 Saturday 6-10pm, Irvine: Reclaim Democracy meeting @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Avenue
It is time to review our tactics. How can we impede the release of CO2 into our atmosphere, while the American political system under the spell of the fossil fuel industry? How can we arouse Washington from this deadly trance? The Citizens Climate Lobby has a method.   Craig Preston and Mark Tabbert will explain the "Results Methodology". Marshall Saunders, adopting the "Results Methodology" took the U.S. Budget for world hunger programs from 25 million to 500 million. Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL), following the same business model, is growing like crazy and making a difference

May 11 Sunday 10am-6pm, Orange: 99Rise Strategy Workshop @ SEIU-USWW 1836, 1936 W. Chapman Ave.
99Rise training is designed to build the organizing skills and strategic thinking that can lead our movements to victory. Newer organizers will be given the basics they need to participate in movement building. More experienced organizers will supply their own knowledge and experience to the discussion while engaging with exciting, innovative strategies and tactics designed by activists with over a decade of experience in the global justice, immigrants rights, and labor movements.

May 11 Sunday 2-5pm, Huntington Beach: Democratic Club of West OC Phone Banks @ Assoc. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, IAMAW District Lodge 725, 5402 Bolsa Ave.
Come for an hour or two to help get the word out about our local Democratic candidates include Jose Solorio for State Senate, Sharon Quirk-Silva - 65th A.D., Joel Block - 72nd A.D., Anila Ali - 74th A.D., Alan Lowenthal - 47th C.D. and Susan Savary - 48th C.D. and Jim Moreno for Supervisor - 2nd District. signupgenius.com/go/4090F4BAAAF2CA75-phone

May 11 Sunday 3-5pm, Tustin: Climate Change Committee Meeting @ REI, 2962 El Camino Real, We will be in the Community Meeting room of the REI store in Tustin Marketplace   Agenda   1. Climate News Update   2. Update on Upgrade California   3. Imatter/SLAP-OC (Sea Level Awareness Project)   4. Sierra Club Transportation Committee Visit   5. SC Energy Committee News   6. May 17th - Hands Across the Harbor Event in Wilmington   7. Other items meetup.com/ClimateChangeCommittee/events/181163852

May 12 Monday 6pm, Laguna Hills: Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of the Law School at UCI will speak on "The Rise of Fundamentalism and Threat to Church-State Separation" @ St. George's Episcopal Church
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May 12 Monday 7-9pm, Orange: Pax Christi meeting @ St. Joseph Center, 480 S. Batavia, in classroom 4.
This month we will be showing the movie "The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life." It won the 2014 Academy Award for Documentary, short subject.   We will begin the evening with Vespers for Peace, then show the film followed by discussion.

May 12 Monday 7pm, Irvine: Real Talk @ UCI Cross-Cultural Center, Dr. White Room
Come listen to REALTalkers tell their stories about overcoming their social barriers of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and religion. Members are storytellers with a message. Come and be inspired and moved by their touching stories. Food provided. RSVP here: docs.google.com/forms/d/1fBIbvkt33C-SR5FZarJXdnCcUMItOvZCKQmLSBUH4DE/viewform

May 13 Tuesday 7pm, Brea: North OC Chapter-PDA @ Lascari's Italian Deli (back patio), 1060 E. Imperial Hwy.
social time 6:30PM meeting starts 7:00PM   Topics Include: Letter drop for August IOT reports   Guest Speaker: Alexandra Nagy from Food & Water Watch- speaking on fracking in our local neighborhoods! And the dangerous process being done...acidation. Learn what we can do to stop fracking!

May 14 Wednesday 7pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club @ San Juan Capistrano Community Center, 25925 Camino del Avion, 92675
Our featured speakers this month are Vicki Soderberg and Louise Adler, who will be discussing key races on the June 3 ballot.   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 Factory. Meeting only at 7pm Members $3, Non Members $5 Cash, Check and Credit Cards accepted.   RSVP'S are required for dinner OR meeting only Contact: kenton805 (at) cox (dot) net

May 14 Wednesday 7pm, Laguna Beach: Assembly Candidate Anila Ali To Speak At Laguna Beach Democratic Club @ Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 429 Cypress Drive
The Laguna Beach Democratic Club (LBDC) is dedicated to supporting the election of Democratic candidates on local, state and national levels. For more information visit www.lagunabeachdemocraticclub.com and http://www.facebook.com/lbdcpage

May 14 Wednesday 7pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats monthly meeting and mixer @ Bistro 400, 400 W. 4th St.
Tonight's guest speaker will be Huntington Beach Mayor Pro Tem Joe Shaw. Come early for happy hour and enjoy complimentary Hors d'Oeuvres. ocyd.org

May 15 Thursday 7pm, Newport Beach: 99 Rise OC Meeting @ 115 41st St.
We will discuss last Sunday's training and our participation in this Saturday's kick-off and march.

May 16 Friday 7-9am, Anaheim: Ban Fracking Rally at OC Water Summit @ Disney's Grand Californian Hotel, 1600 Disneyland Drive
Orange County is up against fracking and the threat it poses to drinking water for 2.4 million people. We can't afford to allow fracking to continue when we know the process has led to over 1,000 cases of water contamination nationwide. Next Friday, water officials and local electeds are meeting for the OC Water Summit, and we need to send them a clear message: ban fracking now! act.foodandwaterwatch.org/site/Calendar?id=113061&view=Detail

May 16 Friday 5:45pm, Irvine: OC League of Conservation Voters 15th Annual Awards Fundraising Dinner @ The UCI University Club, 801 East Peltason Drive, 92697
Honorees: Residents for Responsible Desalination:Environmental: Non-Profit of the Year; Jack Eidt:Jan Vandersloot Activist of the Year; Wayne Rayfield, South Coast Water District:Elected Official of the Year; Elisabeth Brown: Lifetime Achievement Award. To reserve seats, please mail your check by May 8. Cost is $75 per person. Registration after May 2 is $90. Funds raised support local candidates that support environmental protection and conservation of our natural resources. RSVP by mailing check or call Kathleen Shanfield at 714/270-1096 or email kshanfield@aol.com.

May 16 (1st & 3rd Friday) 7pm, Irvine: Occupy OC United General Assembly @ the gazebo in the park behind city hall. Everyone is invited to participate; OWS GA rules.

May 17 Saturday 8am-1:30pm, Irvine: AIDS Walk OC & Red Ribbon 5K Fun Run @ OC Great Park, 6990 Marine Way
Help raise money and awareness to improve the lives of thousands of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in OC. Walk or run as an individual, join a team or start a team. To learn more, register or donate, visit us at aidswalkorangecounty.org For more information or assistance with the registration process contact Carolyn Spivak, Director of Events and Community Outreach at AIDS Services Foundation at cspivak@ocasf.org or Ph: 949 809 5750.

May 17 Saturday 9:45-10:45am, Orange: League of Women Voters of Central OC Annual Meeting - Richard Hasen "New Skirmishes in the Voting Wars" @ St. Joseph Center, 480 S. Batavia
How is our right to vote being threatened by partisan actions? Richard Hasen Chancellor's Professor of Law & Political Science, UC Irvine will be our KEYNOTE speaker coca.ca.lwvnet.org

May 17 Saturday Noon-5pm, Trabuco Canyon: Meet Congressional candidate Drew Leavens (CD-45) as he plays music with the Drew for Congress band @ Cook's Corner, 19152 Santiago Canyon Rd., Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679. Under "events" at Dl45th.com
Drew will play the fiddle with the Drew for Congress band and meeting people during breaks. Bring your family and friends and come anytime from noon-5pm. Support Drew and enjoy a fun afternoon of music. Suggested donation $10.

May 17 Saturday 1:30pm, Irvine: Meet and Greet for Irvine School Board Candidate, Carolyn Inmon @ 58 Echo Run (In the back row of condos next to the Big Wheel Park)
Please come to discuss, with Carolyn, her views and ideas regarding the important issues now facing the Irvine School Board. This special election for a new school board representative is a very important election for Irvine residents.

May 17 Saturday 3pm, Anaheim: Strike Out Corruption, an Afternoon Bowling Party in Support of Greg Diamond for OC District Attorney @ Linbrook Bowl, 201 S. Brookhurst St. Anaheim, CA 92804.
$20 prepaid; $25 at the door. Includes 3 games, bowling shoes, desserts. RSVP to Greg Diamond on Facebook.

May 17 Saturday 2pm Laguna Woods/3:30pm Irvine/6-8pm, Brea: Receptions Supporting Betty Yee's Campaign for State Controller
2pm Laguna Woods (Exact address given upon RSVP)   Suggested $15 donation RSVP: Call Heide Kruger at (949)588-1559 or (917)678-6710
3:30pm Irvine home of Assembly Candidate Anila Ali   Donation levels begin at $25 RSVP: Email demsofirvine@gmail.com
6pm Brea Home of Robert and Lilly Cendejas   Betty Yee is currently a Board of Equalization Member. RSVP by Wednesday, May 14 to Patricia Cheng by emailing Patricia@BettyYee.com or call 415/813-1933. Platinum $1000; Gold $500;Silver $250; Friend $100. To contribute online, visit BettyYee.com

May 19 Monday 6:30pm, Yorba Linda: Protest Dick Cheney @ Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Convicted war criminal and war profiteer Cheney also profits from the "Halliburton Fracking Loophole". For authorizing torture at GITMO, Cheney, Bush and Rumsfeld are the subjects of a war crimes case being prepared against them in Spain. Please join us for a peaceful protest at the corner of corner of Yorba Linda Blvd. & Eureka. Street parking is available. Please bring your chants, songs, signs, and cameras, and share this far and wide! http://ocpoliticsblog.com/protest-set-for-the-dick-cheney-appearance-at-the-nixon-library-on-519/ http://calendar-codepink.nationbuilder.com/protest_dick_cheney_nixon_library_may_19_6_30_pm

May 19 Monday: Last day to register to vote in the Statewide Direct Primary Election
The Voter Registration Form shall be mailed (postmarked by this date) or delivered to the county elections official by this date and is effective upon receipt. The Voter Registration Form may also be submitted by this date to the Department of Motor Vehicles or any National Voter Registration Act designated agency.   Last day for military or overseas voters to register to vote, to request a vote-by-mail ballot, and to send it to the county elections official.

May 20 Tuesday 11am-2pm, Santa Ana: Bank Auction - OC Auctions Off the Banks! @ Plaza of the Flags, between the courthouse and law library, 700 Civic Center Drive West
Play/Teach-In, Interactive Demonstration where we Auction off the Banks to bidders and you get to join in on the fun!   4 million homes have been lost to foreclosure, approximately 972,500 of those homes were lost in California. We are only half way through the crises with 4 million to 6 million more homes expected to go through foreclosure.

[time change] May 20 Tuesday 4:30-6pm, Irvine: Undocumented Students panel @ UC Irvine Cross Cultural Center, Ring Room
APSA at UCI and Dreams at UCI invite you to a panel that will highlight various issues within the undocumented community, where the panelists will share their experiences and stories as well as have time for a Q & A session at the end. The Undocumented Students panel will consist of Martha, Simon, and Allen, who are DREAMer students from different backgrounds. They will speak about what it means to be undocumented, the challenges and difficulties they face on campus and in the community, and the current movement for undocumented immigrants.

May 20 Tuesday 5-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Synergies for Business Innovations Summit 2014 @ 311 North Main St.
The Business groups who fought with SACReD brought in through coalition building for Strategic Planning have been organized to present in a Business Innovations Summit The aim of the Summit is to create a series of recommendations to better influence the upcoming Economic Development plan that will be created by the city and the appointed advisors. Contact 714-815-2653

May 20 Tuesday 7pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats @ Norman Murray Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way
Meet Assembly Candidates: Wendy Gabriella, 73rd AD and Anila Ali, 74th AD.

May 20 Tuesday 7pm, Brea: Brea City Council Meeting @ Brea City Hall, Executive Conference Room, 1 Civic Center Drive
We will confront the Brea City Council about the fracking taking place in City Limits. The City Council and staff are aware of fracking, but we need to act quickly if we are to protect our community from this dangerous practice. We need to show that the community is very concerned about this issue to pressure them to take action! We will make general public comments and ask them to agendize fracking for their next Council Meeting. The purpose of agendizing the fracking issue is to force them to engage the public on it. A public hearing is the first step to getting a ban on fracking in Brea! General Public Comment is the first item on the City Council agenda so please arrive on time. We need all of you to come to show massive public support for a ban on fracking! Bring: Prepare your statement ahead of time, you will have approximately 3-4 minutes to give you public comment RSVP: Reply to Alexandra Nagy <anagy@fwwatch.org> if you can come.

May 20 (3rd Tuesday) 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousins Club of OC
Jeff Warner will project how to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after the death of the Kerry round of talks. He will evaluate the BDS movement and possible moves by the Palestine Authority. He will suggest that the only way to Palestinian liberation is through massive, continuous, non-violent Palestinian demonstrations in which Palestinians demand their rights. His title is "A (Symbolic) Gun to the Head." Come join us and share your ideas.
The address is 15500 Sand Canyon ave, in the same parking lot as the Irvine Ranch Water District Offices. You would turn left when entering the parking lot off of Sand Canyon Ave instead of turning right. The main entrance faces the parking lot and "Community Meeting Room" is stated on the door.   It is between the 5 freeway and the 405. Get off the 5 freeway at Sand Canyon and go south to Waterworks Drive and make a U-turn. Or exit the 405 freeway at Sand Canyon and go north to Waterworks Drive. Annual Cousin Club dues are $10. We would appreciate your support for 2014 if you have not already paid.

May 21 Wednesday 7pm, Santa Ana: National Religious Campaign Against Torture, featuring discussion with Andy Griggs @ Church of the Messiah, 614 N. Bush Street, Upper Room
We will watch a selection of short videos on the problem of torture in the world and at home. In between and following the videos, discussion will be led by Andy Griggs, anti-torture activist and Program Director of Interfaith Communities for Justice and Peace. nrcat.org

May 21 Wednesday 7-9pm, Costa Mesa: Screening of Food Inc @ 125 E Baker St #B115
Join Greenpeace OC for the screening of Food Inc a documentary that explores America's corporate controlled food industry. Vegan snacks will be provided. The film is 90 minutes and we will hold a Q&A session after the film.

May 21 Wednesday 7pm, Capo Beach: The Progressives of South Orange County will hold a Candidates' Night on Wed., May 21 in the Banquet Room of Agostinos in Capo Beach. Speakers will include candidates for Congress (District 49) and candidates for State Assembly (District 73). Order drinks and dinner from the restaurant menu during the social hour beginning at 5:30. The meeting begins at 7. RSVP to SCNJ66@yahoo.com

May 22 Thursday 6:30-7:30pm, Orange: Book Reading/Meet and Greet with Marvin Garbeh Davis Jr. Author of: From Refugee to Prodigy: A Story of Loss, Love and New Life @ St. Joseph Center, Auditorium Lounge, 480 S. Batavia Street
Signed copy of book included with a free will offering.   Marvin Garbeh Davis Jr graduated from Cuttington University in Liberia in 2012 with a bachelors degree in Peace and Development Studies. Marvin was only five years old when his family fled Liberia to escape the war and became refugees in Ghana, where Marvin grew up facing stages of abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence.   Through the disciple of his grandparent and the help of his adopted mom Lynn Bain, Marvin Davis was able to come to America and acquire a degree in International Studies at Chapman University. His goal is to go back to Liberia and contribute his own quota to the development process of his country.

May 22 Thursday 7-10pm, Laguna Beach: Intimate artist bio series and ADD @ Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art - the humanitarian gallery, 611 South Coast Hwy
Brilliant Humanitarian photographer, Adeeb Howrani is our star guest speaker for the evening. He will be sharing his most painful and intimate life story with you, from childhood to present day. From homelessness to helping the homeless… From starving artist to Starving to create art. We will be having other guest speakers to assist you in making your life with these abilities much more rewarding. Live sensual music by David Olivieri... food and Wine flowing throughout the evening. God Bless… Christiana

May 22 Thursday 8-9:30pm, Santa Ana: Harvey Milk Day Celebration and "The Times of Harvey Milk" Film Screening @ The Frida Cinema, 305 East 4th St. thefridacinema.org/event/the-times-of-harvey-milk

May 23 Friday noon, Orange: Global Day of Action to Close Guantanamo and End Indefinite Detention @ Orange Circle at the intersection of Glassell St and Chapman Ave.
The May 23rd Day of Action is being coordinated by Witness Against Torture in collaboration with Amnesty International, The National Religious Campaign Against Torture, Code Pink, The center for Constitutional Rights, Veterans for Peace, World Can't Wait, Blue Lantern, The Torture Abolition and Survivor Support Coalition, CloseGitmo.net, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, Orange County Peace Coalition, among others. For more on the Day of Action, go to: www.witnesstorture.org or www.worldcantwait.net

May 23 Friday 6:30pm, Anaheim: Immigration Town Hall @ Betsy Ross Elementary School, 535 S Walnut St.
Please join us as we continue to push for the passage of immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship. Learn ways that you can make a difference and hear from congressional representatives on what they are doing to move legislation forward. Come and learn about your rights and how to protect your family. Congressmember guest list includes Edward Royce (39 CD), John Campbell (45 CD), Loretta Sanchez (46 CD), Alan Lowenthal (47 CD), Dana Rohrabacher (48 CD). Special guest is Luis Gutierrez, Congress Member from Illinois.. For more info, contact Minerva 714/612-5028 or Marisol 714/448-5378. Event is sponsored by non-profit and grassroots organizations and labor union

May 24 Saturday 9am, Whittier: Intro to SALT and Meet and Greet @ Denny's, 11891 Whittier Blvd.
We are a group of progressive Christians seeking to change the world by working with other persons, groups, and organizations. SALT is a simple program than can be a lot of fun. We will get to meet people, make connections, and work for peace, justice, and the environment at the same time.

May 24 Saturday 9am-12pm, Anaheim: Memorial Day Precinct Walk & Volunteer Thank You BBQ @ 607 N. Anaheim Blvd, 92805.
Join Sharon Quirk-Silva and campaign volunteers for a precinct walk Volunteer Thank You Barbecue. Morning walk 9am-12pm; Volunteer BBQ, 12-1pm; afternoon walk, 1-4pm. Please RSVP at 714/485-3377 or info@sharonquirksilva.com.

May 24 Saturday 11am-1pm, Laguna Beach: March Against Monsanto @ Main Beach
Please gather at the center cobblestone area at Main Beach at 10:30 am.   March formation will begin at 10:15 am   MARCH WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 11:00 AM.   The route will take approximately one hour. We will then pass out informational flyers at Heisler Park and Main Beach.

May 24 Saturday 4-6pm, Tustin: National Women's Political Caucus Endorsed Candidate Fundraiser @ home of Sherri and Gary Loveland, 10920 Silverado Terrace
PLEASE RSVP at nwpcoc.org/may_fundraiser_for_endorsed_candidates

May 25 Sunday 2-5pm, Huntington Beach: Democratic Club of West OC Phone Banks @ Assoc. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, IAMAW District Lodge 725, 5402 Bolsa Ave.
Come for an hour or two to help get the word out about our local Democratic candidates include Jose Solorio for State Senate, Sharon Quirk-Silva - 65th A.D., Joel Block - 72nd A.D., Anila Ali - 74th A.D., Alan Lowenthal - 47th C.D. and Susan Savary - 48th C.D. and Jim Moreno for Supervisor - 2nd District. signupgenius.com/go/4090F4BAAAF2CA75-phone

May 25 Sunday 6pm, Long Beach: Conscious Cinema presents Running Dry a film by Jim Thebaut @ Hellada Art Center, 117 Linden Ave. (562) 435-5232 www.hellada.us
Running Dry is a compelling documentary about water quality and quantity around the world. Narrated by actress Jane Seymour, this film goes behind the headlines and superficial treatments to grapple with the complexities of the global water crisis. Filmmaker Jim Thebaut seeks out a huge diversity of experience, from former Prime Ministers to local activists, to expose his audience to the many facets of this universal problem. Moreover, Thebaut is not content to simply describe the problem, but spends significant time on outlining a clear agenda for helping to solve these seemingly insurmountable issues. One comes away both informed and energized to do what one can to help.
We are honored to host local Running Dry filmmaker Liza Mitchell, who will discuss the film after the screening. We will also open to the floor to group discussion after Ms. Mitchell's talk.   FREE Raffle Item: "Blessed Unrest" This inspiring book by acclaimed environmentalist and entrepreneur Paul Hawken offers an infusion of hope about the state of the global environmental crisis and the worldwide environmental movement. Sublime! Donation: $5.00   www.consciouscinema.webs.com   Conscious Cinema: Without Awareness, There Can Be No Peace

[update] May 27 Tuesday 8am, Santa Ana: Liberation, Not Deportation Rally @ Civic Center Dr W and N Flower St (corner where the Santa Ana Stadium is located at)
LGBTQ immigrants and allies from across the country will converge with FAMILIA: Trans Queer Liberation Movement (FAMILIA: TQLM), DeColores Queer Orange County, and other community groups to proclaim "liberation, not deportation," denounce the deportations separating families and communities, and call on Santa Ana to terminate its contract with ICE to imprison trans detainees at the Santa Ana City Jail.   We hope you join us as we launch this national LGBTQ participation in the #Not1More deportation campaign demanding the President expand relief and reverse criminalization programs with particular attention to the heightened abuse of LGBTQ immigrants in the detention system and the violent risks they face if deported to their countries of origin.

[update] May 27 (4th Tuesday) 5:30-7pm, Orange: Stand up! Speak Out! Zero Troops in Afghanistan! The Orange Circle at the intersection of Glassell St and Chapman Ave.
Special Rally to Bring out Troops Home Now!   If signed this summer, The Bilateral Security Agreement will allow for our troops in Afghanistan to remain another ten years! Please join Military Families Speak Out, Veterans for Peace, The Orange County Peace Coalition, Code Pink and Supporters at a rally to let it be known that "We're not having it!".   Free Bumper Stickers to everyone who interviews or brings their own sign with "Zero Troops in Afghanistan" or "No Bilateral Security Agreement" theme. Get on You Tube and Speak Your Peace! Go to our web site www.mfso.org for ideas on signage.
At 7pm we are all invited to join the OCPC meeting which will be held right after the vigil at Watson's Diner- just around the corner beginning at 7pm.

May 27 Tuesday 7pm, Orange: OC Death Penalty Focus @ St. Joseph Center, Room 4, 480 S Batavia
Join local activists to End the Death Penalty Join us: to plan strategies to end the death penalty by 2016.

May 27 Tuesday 7pm, Anaheim: American Indian Movement Open Meeting To Supporters @ Denny's Restaurant Anaheim, Euclid at Lincoln.
Wanna braid up with us? Want to learn who we are or what we are about? Here is the time and place for a meet and greet!

May 27 Tuesday 7pm, Irvine: Vigil for Santa Barbara @ Aldrich Park on the UCI campus
There will be a candlelight vigil to express sorrow for the victims of the tragedy in Santa Barbara this weekend and sympathy and support for the victims and their families.   This is not an official event, there are no sponsors, and there will be no speeches and so on - just an opportunity to gather, express our grief, and show support.   The group will gather in Aldrich Park near the UCI library. Please bring candles if you can.

May 27 (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.

[date change] May 27 Monday Tuesday 7pm, Orange: OC Democratic Central Committee Meeting @ Carpenters' Union Hall, 1916 W. Chapman Ave.
Our May Central Committee meeting falls on a federal holiday (Memorial Day-May 26th). It will be moved to Tuesday, May 27th, 2014.

May 28 Wednesday 11am, Irvine: Women For:OC - Hate Crimes in OC @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club
With Jim Armendaris of the Orange County Human Relations Department

May 28 Wednesday 11:30am-1:30pm, Buena Park: OC Interfaith Coalition for the Environment 5th Annual Faith Leaders' Luncheon @ Jain Center of Southern California, 8072 Commonwealth Ave.
ocice.org/register_2014_faith_leaders_luncheon Join OCICE and faith leaders from across Southern California for the 5th Annual Faith Leaders' Luncheon at the Jain Center of Southern California, 8072 Commonwealth Ave., Buena Park, CA. This year's Guest Speaker is Rev. Sarah Halverson, recipient of the 2013 Earth Day Sermon Award. Other speakers will include members of houses of worship that have taken steps to "Green" their house of worship and educate their congregation of the importance of earth stewardship.   OCICE will also present of the 2014 Steward of Creation Award, as well as the 2014 Earth Day Sermon Award.

May 28 Wednesday 2-5pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC Phone Banks @ Green Valley Adult Club House, 17250 Los Jardines West
Come for an hour or two to help get the word out about our local Democratic candidates include Jose Solorio for State Senate, Sharon Quirk-Silva - 65th A.D., Joel Block - 72nd A.D., Anila Ali - 74th A.D., Alan Lowenthal - 47th C.D. and Susan Savary - 48th C.D. and Jim Moreno for Supervisor - 2nd District. Pizza supper provided. signupgenius.com/go/4090F4BAAAF2CA75-phone

May 28 Wednesday 6-8:30pm, Newport Beach: OC Green Drinks @ Back Bay Tavern in the Whole Foods Market, 415 Newport Center Drive, in Fashion Island
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

May 28-Jun 3 Vote-By Mail Voting - Late Conditions During this period, vote-by-mail ballots are available when conditions prevent voting at the polling place. Written application signed under penalty of perjury is required unless the vote-by-mail voter's ballot is voted in the office of the elections official.

May 29 Thursday 3pm, Irvine: Dynamic Womyn of UC Irvine Awards @ UCI Student Center, Emerald Bay
Join in this one-of-a-kind celebration to focus on the womyn who inspire us to take action, to fight for causes we believe in, and who make a difference each and every day just by being authentic to who they are.   Nomination forms and more information about each award: docs.google.com/a/uci.edu/forms/d/1WK1tn2NyPrHWtgHpe4UHj2ZglSbk3mxfbehtsTfK87E/viewform Register Here: eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-the-dynamic-womyn-of-uc-irvine-tickets-11272563541

May 29 Thursday 6-8pm, Huntington Beach: Reception for Jim Moreno, Candidate for Board of Supervisors District 2 @ Don Ramon's Mexican Restaurant, 16961 Goldenwest St.
Sponsors include Jerry Patterson, former member US Congress, Linda Moulton-Patterson, former Huntington Beach Mayor, Jordan Brandman, Anaheim City Council, Jill Hardy, Huntington Beach City Council, Joe Shaw, Huntington Beach, Mayor Pro Tem, Connie Boardman, Huntington Beach City Council. Contribute online at www.jim4supervisor.com. Sponsorship levels include $150 Gold, $100 Silver, $50 Bronze and $20 students and Young Dems. To RSVP contact Shelly Haggerty at 714/290-8848 or shellyhaggerty@aol.com. Visit www.jim4supervisor.com or email jim@jim4supervisor.com.

May 29 Thursday 6:30-7:30pm, Orange: Ecofeminism & Social Justice Community Reading Group Discussion @ Mead's Green Door Café, 640 W. Chapman Ave.
We will discuss Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose & Poetry about Nature edited by Lorraine Anderson. This is an anthology of diverse writings. Everyone is encouraged to read what interests them the most in the book. Reading the entire book is great, but not required.

May 29 Thursday 7pm Irvine: PDA Joint Chapter Endorsement Meeting @ Home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River
Please join us as we discuss and vote for a possible PDA endorsement of Dr. Suzanne Savary, Candidate for Congress in CD 48. Please see Dr Savary's responses to the National PDA Candidate Questionnaire here.   The monthly general meeting of the PDA Greater Orange Co CA Chapter will follow subsequent to the above item of business. Please bring Pot Luck snack food item to share. RSVP here. http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1987/c/9942/p/salsa/event/common/public/index.sjs?event_KEY=7743

May 31 Monday 9am-1pm, Silverado: The American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee OC Chapter presents the Southern California Regional Conference "Protecting Civil Rights, Preserving Our Cultural Heritage, Promoting Mutual Understanding" @ 17521 Santiago Canyon, Silverado CA 92676.
Program includes community leaders, world-class educators and expert professionals with 1) Panel: Immigrants' Rights and Services 2) Presentation & Interactive Workshop: Preserving the Arabic Language 3) Keynote Speakers: The Role of the Legal Professional in Eliminating Bias and Promoting Diversity. RSVP by May 28 to adcocounty@gmail.com or call 714/641-5884.

May 31 Saturday 10am, Laguna Woods Village: Laguna Woods Democratic Club Annual Luncheon @ Clubhouse 7 (no gate clearance necessary) Special Guest: Fiona Ma CA State Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Emeritus President, California Women Lead Candidate for State Board of Equalization 2014 AND Silent Auction   Also featuring Honored Guests (Candidates Anila Ali and Drew Leavens, and DPOC Chair Henry Vandermeir) and a Silent Auction (bring your checkbook!) Special Champagne Cocktails (suggested $5 donation, proceeds go to South County Outreach) $25 Members; $30 Guests Reservations required: Info? Call Penny Cline, 714 381-6439, or e-mail pjlaguna13@yahoo.com Credit card reservations may be made at: https://secure.actblue.com/page/lagunawoods2014

May 31 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: UNA-USA OC Coffee Talk Series - Chris Roth "CLIMATE CRISIS: An Opportunity for Change" @ American Red Cross Building, 600 Parkcenter Dr.
This presentation will cover the important aspects of awareness and action: awareness of the impacts that climate change is having on the environment and the effects it's having on our lives and the actions we can take now that will have a positive impact on future generations.   Chris Roth Volunteer Climate Leader, Climate Reality Project Leadership Corps Member, Sierra Club OC Global Warming Cmtee Founding Member, OC Chapter Citizens Climate Lobby   No Charge for the Event; RSVP Requested RSVP: joy.adams0@gmail.com or 949-235-3603 Refreshments will be served $5.00 Voluntary Donation Suggested www.una-oc.org info@una-oc.org

May 31 Saturday 6-8pm, Brea: Petition Drive and Visibility Event Education and outreach are crucial to raising the profile of fracking in Brea. We will meet at Brea and Birch to gather petitions and hold signs for cars passing by. This will give us an opportunity to talk to new people about fracking in Brea and why it's such a big problem. We will also gather petitions to ban fracking in Brea and Orange County, growing our power and our voice.
Meet at Brea and Birch, we will have one group there to collect petitions from foot traffic and another group at Brea and Imperial with signs for car traffic   Bring: A clipboard if you have it, signs, water and a hat RSVP: Reply to Alexandra Nagy <anagy@fwwatch.org> if you can come.


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[change] Jun 1 (1st Sunday) 7:30am-5pm 9am, Huntington Beach: Arlington West
We once again will not have access to the beach this Sunday. Come to our VFP meeting Sunday at 9AM at the Harbor House Café 16341 Pacific Coast Hwy, Sunset Beach (Huntington Beach) Will send out notice next week about having Arlington West June 8. Sorry, I forgot to check. Any questions call me at 562-522-4241. Jeff Merrick

Jun 1 Sunday noon-2pm, Huntington Beach: #YesAllWomen @ Huntington Beach Pier, Pacific Coast Highway & Main St.
Join ENOUGH! and other groups to stand up for ALL WOMEN this Sunday. In response to the mass murder in Santa Barbara by a man who openly proclaimed his hatred for women, stand up to STOP MEN's violence against women in every form.   Protest, Rally, Speak Out. #YesAllWomen goes from tweets into the streets!   Here is the list of other cities participating http://thegirlgod.blogspot.com/2014/05/yesallwomen-scheduled-rallies.html   Come early to find parking, and stay afterwards to join the HB drum circle

Jun 1 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC Assembly @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
We'll be holding a formal County Assembly to elect our new County Council.   The County Registrar of Voters will NOT be conducting the County Council Election as in past primary elections, due to recent changes in California election laws.   If you're registered Green in Orange County and have attended a general meeting in the last year, our bylaws consider you and "active Green" with the right to vote in a County Assembly. Please attend.   Anyone who has been registered Green in the county for at least 90 days, and not registered with any other party for a year can run for County Council. Candidates can be nominated from the floor.

Jun 1 Sunday 5pm Tustin: 99 Rise OC meeting @ 1322 Walnut Ave.
Public Narrative. Training debriefing. Stories of the march from participants. Future plans for the march and occupation of the capitol. And lets get a local action together!

Jun 1 Sunday 6pm Huntington Beach: Candle Light Vigil @ Bolsa Chica State Beach, 17851 Pacific Coast Highway
This is a candle light vigil in remembrance of those whistle blowers or that have been defrauded by financial institutions only to find themselves later imprisoned or deported. Remember Mary McCulley, Javier Hernandez' father and many more.

Jun 2 (1st Monday) 6:30-8:30pm, Tustin: National Women's Political Caucus OC @ Sherri Loveland's Home
This month's meeting will feature the OC Women's Coalition member extraordinaire, the Honorable Lynne Riddle, retired Federal Judge and former Coast Community College Trustee! Lynne will bring us up to date on what she is doing to ensure that women's health is not jeopardized here in California.   The meeting begins at 6:30 pm with a pot luck dinner. Please bring a dish to share with up to 6 people. Drinks will be provided.   Please be sure to RSVP so that we know how many to expect and to receive directions. Many GPS systems give the wrong address to the Loveland home. Click here to RSVP
  CONTACT Sherri Loveland president@nwpcoc.org

Jun 2 Monday 5:30-6:30pm, Irvine: Marsha & Aiden: A Mother, Her Transgender Son, Their Journey To Love And Acceptance @ UCI Student Center - Emerald Bay C
A mother and her transgender son share their personal journeys, focusing on how they moved from guilt, shame, sadness and fear to a place of unconditional love and acceptance. Offering insights into the heart and mind of a mother and child, awareness is brought to areas not often recognized or spoken about. In sharing their story, you will be taken on a journey through challenges and heartfelt moments of joy. We believe that everyone will walk away with a deeper understanding on how to develop and nurture better communication and connection with those they love.

Jun 2 Monday 5:30-7:30pm, Irvine: Meet and Greet Introducing Melissa Fox, Candidate for Irvine City Council @ The Clubhouse, 500 Estancia, Irvine CA 92602.
Light refreshments will be served, families welcome. RSVP to Helaine Allison 203/710=0971 or Helaine@melissafoxlaw.com.

Jun 3 Tuesday 7am-8pm, Statewide: Primary Election
Voters who have moved from one address to another within the same county and who have not re-registered may vote a provisional ballot at the polling place for their current (new) address, at the office of the county elections official, or at a central location designated by the county elections official. ocvote.com/voting/current-election-info/2014-statewide-direct-primary-election-info

Jun 3 Tuesday 6pm, Fullerton: Free The Press: Fullerton 15 @ 303 W Commonwealth Ave.
Join us at the Fullerton City Council to discuss the arrests of members of the press on January 18, 2014 where five live streamers were arrested after filming the police as they were leaving the protest.

Jun 3 Tuesday 7pm, Laguna Woods: China Beyond the One-Child Policy Presented by Concerned Citizens Of Laguna Woods @ Clubhouse 7
Feng Wang, Sociology Department Chair, UCI, will discuss China's relaxation of its three decades long one-child policy. Dr. Wang says . . . "this shift is historical. It's fundamental. To change the mentality of the society of policy makers has taken people more than a decade." (NY Times, 11/16/13)   The question: "Why the change now and what it means for China's economy and society," will be addressed. The presentation will consider the background for policy change, assess the policy's legacy, and outline the challenges China faces in its quest to march beyond the middle-income society status.   Feng Wang is widely recognized in both China and the United States for his research on social inequality and the changing demographic face of a rapidly modernizing China. Professor Wang's study Boundaries and Categories: Rising Inequality in Post-Socialist China won the 2009 Outstanding Book Award from the Asian-American Section of the American Sociology Association.   Join us for Meet-and Greet at 6:30. Members free; Guests $3.00.   For further information: Contact Margaret Pearlman, 768-1649.   Please Note: Concerned Citizens monthly speakers are broadcast on TV6 the 1st Thursday of the month at 6 pm, the 2nd Wednesday at 2 pm, and the last Tuesday at 6 pm.

Jun 4 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: DFA-OC 11th anniversary meeting @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 South Coast Dr. (Metropointe Center).
Speakers and topics for our 11th anniversary meeting: Nick Anas, Executive Director, Democratic Party of Orange County: election results and plans for winning in the November general election. Don't miss the inside story and how you can help create a more progressive Orange County. Shelly Haggerty, Board Member, Democratic Club of Orange County, DPOC Central Committee Member and Ambassador Program Coordinator: Shelly will share her personal experience with CAlOptima and the continuing problems at the county health agency. Jan Meslin, Friends of Detainees and immigration reform activist: Jan will report on the Immigrant Day event held Monday, May 19 in Sacramento and the Immigration Day Policy Platform. Plus, announcements, intelligent conversation, new friends and CAKE! Social hour starts at about 6:15, meeting at 7:15. Admission is free. Enjoy an appetizer or full meal, progressive friends and ideas. Find new ways to get involved in Orange County's progressive community and organizations. Contact dfaoc.comm@gmail.com for more info.

Jun 5 Thursday 5:30-7:30pm, Irvine: Fundraising Reception Supporting Melissa Fox Irvine City Council
Sponsors include $470 Supreme Sponsor, $250 Circuit Sponsor, $150 Appellate Sponsor and $75 Individual Ticket. RSVP to Jason at 714/576-4303 or Jason.s.mills80@gmail.com. Please make checks payable to Melissa Fox for Irvine City Council 2014, 14252 Culver Dr., #A248, Irvine CA 92604.

Jun 5 Thursday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: New Leaders Council OC Presents - The OC Legacy @ OC Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) 117 N Sycamore St.
oc.secure.newleaderscouncil.org/page/contribute/nlc-oc-2014-fellows The New Leader's Council (NLC) is a 501(c)(3) that works to recruit, train and promote the progressive political entrepreneurs of tomorrow - trendsetters, elected officials and civically-engaged leaders in business and industries who will shape the future landscape.   The members of the New Leaders Council - Orange County would like to invite you to join us for our annual fundraiser: OC's Legacy of Leadership, Innovation and Progress!   It will be an evening of networking with other community leaders, art, music, and food from GD Bro Food Truck, Watson's Diner, and Tabu Burgers. Drinks will also be available including beer from Bottle Logic Brewery.

Jun 5 Thursday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC @ Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 North Harbor Blvd.
Keynote Speaker - Dr. Bob Simpson, President of Cypress College.   Dr. Simpson will address issues such as Common Core and community colleges. 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 Pete Anderson, petedem04@gmail.com

Jun 5 Thursday 7-9:30pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace & Justice Coalition screening of "Inequality For All" @ St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave.
whittierpeace.org/index.htm#MovieNight

Jun 5 Thursday 8:30pm, Santa Ana: Drinking Liberally @ Bistro 400, 400 W, 4th St (Parking on Birch)
Greetings from your new hostess for the Santa Ana Drinking Liberally.   1st off I would like to thank Chris Prevatt, for being the host for these past years. I have many fond memories at Memphis, under your realm.   As you all know Memphis at the Santora has closed, the new location for Drinking Liberally will be the Bistro 400. To start we will be meeting on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month.   I am looking forward to being the hostess of the Santa Ana Drinking Liberally. orangecounty@drinkingliberally.org (See DrinkingLiberallySA)

Jun 6 (1st Friday) 6:30pm, Orange: Friday Night Film Series "Vanishing of the Bees" Film & Discussion @ St. Joseph Center, Mother Louis Room, 480 S. Batavia Street,
Filming across the US, in Europe, Australia and Asia, this documentary examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the greater meaning it holds about the relationship between mankind and mother earth. Come and learn about what can be done.   For more information, visit www.csjorange.org, contact (714) 633-8121 ext. 7716 or justice@csjorange.org.

Jun 6 (1st & 3rd Friday) 7pm, Irvine: Occupy OC United General Assembly @ the gazebo in the park behind city hall. Everyone is invited to participate; OWS GA rules.

Jun 7 Saturday 9:30am-3pm, Santa Ana: 3rd Annual Youth In Resistance Conference @ Centro Cultural de México
RSVP Here: bit.ly/YIRCON   As youth in Santa Ana many times our voice is not taken into account and often ignored, but when we come together, we generate and create PEOPLE POWER and together can change things in our community.   The purpose of the youth conference is to empower and connect youth to local social movements that organize through art, cultural and popular education.   Breakfast and Lunch will be provided* Breakfast starts at 9:30am**   Invite your brothers, sisters, friends or students!   The Youth Conference is organized by RAIZ and youth from El Centro Cultural de Mexico

Jun 7 Saturday 9am-noon Brea/9:30am-noon Newport Beach: Monthly Meeting of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL)
9am-noon: Brea Brea Congregational Church at 300 E. Imperial Hwy in Brea 92821
9:30am-noon: St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Road, Newport Beach CA 92660
New members welcome! Part of the meeting is a one-hour international conference call. This month features Anthony Leiserowitz,Yale Project on Climate Change Communication. He is an expert on public opinion on global warming. 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 Newport Beach. Learn about CCL and register for live weekly introductory call at CitizensClimateLobby.org.

Jun 7 Saturday 10:30am-12:30pm, Laguna Beach: Advocates for Cost Effective Justice in OC present Film screening and discussion of "The Released" @ 429 Cypress Dr.
What happens to mentally ill offenders when they leave prison? A powerful documentary that portrays a rare and intimate look at the lives of the mentally ill as they struggle to get free.   Commentators: Kim Pearson, RN, MHA, MBA, CCHP Deputy Agency Director Correctional Health Services, Orange County Health Care Agency Paul Shapiro, Collaborative Courts Officer of the Orange County Superior Court returninghomefoundation.org

Jun 7 Saturday noon, Santa Ana: OC Industrial Workers of the World GMB Meeting @ Black Panther Park (aka Sasser Park) 4th Street & Ross Street

Jun 7 Saturday noon-4pm, Santa Ana: Really Really Free Market @ Birch Park, 400 W 3rd St,
The Really, Really Free Market (RRFM) movement is a horizontally-organized collective of individuals who form a temporary market based on an alternative gift economy. The RRFM movement aims to counteract capitalism in a proactive way. It holds as a major goal to build a community based on sharing resources, caring for one another and improving the collective lives of all.

Jun 7 Saturday 6:30pm, Irvine: UNICEF "Not My Life" Movie Screening & Panel Discussion on Human Trafficking @ Pacifica Institute, OC 18872 Bardeen Ave
Panelists:   Annie Kim, US Fund for UNICEF Global Citizenship Fellow, UNICEF Linh Tran, Administrator, OC Human Trafficking Task Force Stefanie Benvenuto, Advocacy Director, Crittenton Services for Children & Families of SoCal & Keri Hughes, Moderator, Pacifica Institute   6:30 pm - Reception 7:00 pm - Introduction of film 7:10 pm - Screening 7:45 pm - Panel Discussion 8:05 pm - Q&A eventbrite.com/e/unicef-not-my-life-screening-panel-discussion-on-human-trafficking-tickets-11808249793

Jun 8 Sunday 10:30am, Newport Beach: Atheists United Second Sunday Brunch @ The Tee Room, 3100 Irvine Ave.
http://www.meetup.com/Atheists-United-Orange-County/events/186706262/

Jun 8 Sunday noon-2:30pm, Brea: Oil Tour of Orange County with Dr. Jere Lipps meet @ Olinda Oil Museum & Trail, 4025 Santa Fe Rd.
This tour is a fundraiser for the Orange County chapter of the Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) to send two of our youngest members, Dan and Camila, to Washington D.C. in June. They will join over 500 other CCLers from across North America to lobby members of Congress for responsible policy on climate change. They have big plans to organize other "Millennials" and bring back plans for bipartisan outreach for climate action to the OC -- please help them make it to D.C. in June. eventbrite.com/e/oil-tour-of-orange-county-tickets-11688375245

Jun 8 Sunday 1:30pm, Irvine: Beyond Atheism: Humanism as a New Model for Spirituality and Ethics @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Our speaker is Joe Moss, who will examine our common understanding of the conceptions of spirituality and ethics. He will attempt to demonstrate that Humanism, not Atheism nor religion, gives us the best models to understand such concepts. meetup.com/OCHumanists/events/180520852

Jun 8 Sunday 3-5pm, Tustin: Climate Change Committee Meeting @ REI, 2962 El Camino Real, We will be in the Community Meeting room of the REI store in Tustin Marketplace meetup.com/ClimateChangeCommittee/events/185151002

Jun 9 Monday 7-9pm, Orange: Pax Christi meeting @ St. Joseph Center, 480 S. Batavia, in classroom 4.
During this meeting we will complete the book study of John Dear's book, The Nonviolent Life.

Jun 9 Monday 7-10pm, Orange: Tim Carpenter Memorial @ Plumbers, Steamfitters, Welders & Apprentices Local 582 - Union Hall, 916 W. Chapman Ave.
Friends of Tim Carpenter (FOT's) will be gathering to remember their favorite son, who passed away on April 28th, with a Memorial & Mexican food (Tim's favorite) potluck dinner.   The evening will include a short spoken word program of remembrances by a few invited speakers such as: elected officials, union representatives, National Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) staff & a few close friends of Tim's.   In addition, the memorial will feature acoustic music performances by a couple of FOT artists.   Donations at the door. Suggested donation is $20 plus a main Mexican dish. All net proceeds will be donated to the "Carpenter Family Fund" in Florence , MA   RSVP Required: There is limited seating. RSVP HERE. Or email us here with how many in your group and what dish you will be bringing.

Jun 10 Tuesday 6pm, Santa Ana: Colors of Justice "Lighting the way for democracy in our cities" OCCCO Community Beacon Awards @ Delhi Community Center, 505 E. Central Ave.
Live Music, Cocktails, and Raffle, Courtyard 6:00 pm | Program and Dinner 6:30 pm | 8 pm Live Music, Desert and Coffee and Raffle   For information: Monica Curca, (714) 833-9739 | monica@occcopico.org occcopico.org/community-beacon-awards.html

Jun 10 Tuesday 6:30pm, Laguna Beach: Transition Tuesday Potluck @ Neighborhood Church Hall, 340 St. Ann's
Greywater for Gardens' with Brook Sarson   Learn how you can use water twice! California law now allows simple greywater systems Without City Permits http://transitionnetwork.org/initiatives/laguna-beach

Jun 11 Wednesday 11:30am, Huntington Beach: Tell the California Coastal Commission: Halt Offshore Fracking @ Huntington Beach City Hall, 2000 Main St.
Oil companies have fracked over 200 wells in California's oceans - including off the coast of Huntington Beach - putting swimmers, surfers, marine wildlife and the entire southern coast of the state at risk.   please join the Center for Biological Diversity for a rally to bring attention to offshore fracking, and ask the Coastal Commission to protect us and our marine ecosystem by halting the dangerous practice.   email haidun@biologicaldiversity.org if you have questions

Jun 11 Wednesday 6-8pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club Summer Picnic @ Heisler Park, Cliff Drive & Myrtle St. lagunabeachdemocraticclub.com/ai1ec_event/laguna-beach-democratic-club-summer-picnic

Jun 11 Wednesday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club @ Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2
Sherri Loveland, Pres., OC Nat'l Women's Political Caucus--women's issues, women in office, the role of women in politics, results of the primary; John Smith--Ballot Initiative Reform

Jun 11 Wednesday 7pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats monthly meeting and mixer @ Bistro 400, 400 W. 4th St.
We'll be joined by Henry Vandermeir, Chair of the Democratic Party of OC, who will share his perspective on the Primary election results and what they mean for democrats in November. ocyd.org

Jun 12 Thursday 9am, Huntington Beach: Coastal Commission hearing about the Ridge @ Huntington Beach City Hall, 2000 Main Street
9am If you have any questions email Kim at kim@bclandtrust.org   If you cannot attend please write to the Coastal Commission   The top of the letter should include the Application number: HNB-MAJ-1-12 and "Opposition to the project". The address to include on the letter and where to send it:     The California Coastal Commission,   South Coast Area Office,   200 Oceangate, Suite 1000,   Long Beach, CA 90802   Attn: Meg Vaughn/Teresa Henry     Main points to include are saving the entire lands both Ridge and Goodell, and keeping the zoning to open spaces- parks. The area is rich in archaeological significance including cog stones, burial grounds and village.

Jun 13 Friday 10:30am, Orange->Santa Ana: Justice For Janitors Celebration
Starting at 1936 W. Chapman Ave., Orange   Will arrive at Sasscer Park in Santa Ana, at Santa Ana and Ross at 11:30am.
Dia del Janitor 2014 (Day of the Janitor 2014). Fighting for a better quality of life. Fighting for the future of our children. This is our opportunity to demonstrate to the world that the Janitors continue to walk until immigration reform is achieved.

Jun 13 Friday 5:30pm, Santa Ana: Vigil for DeColores Friend meet @ 4th and Main, Procession to Sasscer Park, vigil from 6pm onwards.
Hi everyone a member from the group de colored past away. They Will meet in 4th and main in sasscer park in Santa Ana at 5:30pm. They will have a fast and they will also collect funds. If you can come out and help it will be greatly appreciated.
Como comunidad tenemos que apoyarnos y contestar unidos a las injusticias!!   Amigos, anoche encontraron a una compañera de nuestros companeros comunitarios del grupo DeColores, muerta. Fue un acto que tiene sacudida no sólo a la comunidad transgenero, pero a TODOS los que creemos en el derecho de una vida digna sin importar raza, religión, género, orientación sexual!   Esta noche 5:30pm- Nos reunimos en la 4th y Main St. Procesión al Sasscer Park, vigilia de 6pm en adelante. Habrá recaudación de fondos.

Jun 13 Friday 7:30pm, Costa Mesa: Movie Screening: "Unacceptable Levels" @ Mother's Market, 1890 Newport Blvd
Suggested Donation: Minimum $5.00 (No one turned away due to lack of funds)   MORE INFO: mam-lb.com/local-oc-actions

Jun 14 Saturday 10-11:30am, Garden Grove: LULAC Council Meeting @ OC LULAC Foundation Center - 11277 Garden Grove Blvd. Ste 101-A

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

Jun 14 Saturday noon-3pm, Orange: Flag Day 2014, 14th Annual Orange County Celebration of our Flag @ Teamsters 952 Hall, 140 S. Marks, Orange CA 92868.
Awards to be announced: Consuelo Nieto Patriotic Activism Award to Monika Broome, Educator; Chauncey Alexander Social Activism Award to Don Craig, President Orange County NACP; Gladys Mason Labor Award to Piedmont Brown, President Ironworkers, Local 433; Nagi Daifallah Social Justice Award to Souhail Toubia, MD. All American menu, suggested admission of $10, complimentary for veterans and first responders in uniform. For tickets and reservations contact 72nd Assembly Democratic Alliance, PO Box 3628, Huntington Beach CA 92605. For more info, visit www.72ndada.com.

Jun 14 Saturday 1:30pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Rev. Dr. Sarah Halverson The Importance of Church/State Separation to Religion   Too often, church/state separation is seen as an issue for the non-religious and its supporters are accused of being hostile to religion. Not only do many religious people support church/state separation, they often have specifically religious reasons for doing so. Government involvement in religion to them is not just unwelcome and inappropriate; it is an abuse of something they hold sacred. Rev Halverson will explore these issues and her own commitment to church/state separation.   For more info: (949) 733-9157 au-oc.org or email OrangeCountyAU@yahoo.com.

[canceled] Jun 14 Saturday 6pm, Irvine: NO Reclaim Democracy in June madmimi.com/p/4341f4

Jun 16 Monday 3:30/4-7pm, Costa Mesa: Press Conference/Public Meeting on San Onofre @ Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Ave.
3:30 pm (just prior to the public meeting at 4pm) Press Conference
4-7 pm CPUC Public Meeting
Citizens' Oversight Projects (COPs) 771 Jamacha Rd #148 El Cajon, CA 92019 CitizensOversight.org   Contacts: Ray Lutz 619-820-5321 raylutz@citizensoversight.org   Charles Langley 858-752-4600 LangleyCharles@gmail.com

Jun 16 Monday 4-7pm, Santa Ana: Libreria Martinez and DeColores OC are proud to present the premiere of Protect Our Children: (Re)creating Family Acceptance @ Libreria Martinez, 216 N. Broadway
Featuring eighteen art pieces of Trans and Queer children through the lens of racial, gender, ethnic, religious, spiritual, and most importantly parental empowerment.   This is a family-oriented event. Everyone is welcome to attend and spread the word with #ReclaimPride posts and tweets. For more information please contact: TheRonnieVeliz@gmail.com with the subject title "Protect Our Children."

Jun 17 Tuesday noon, Irvine: Dean Erwin Chemerinsky "Another Momentous Year for the Supreme Court - A 60 Minute Review of the Court's Major Decisions in 2014: Marriage Equality, Voting Rights, Freedom of Speech and Religious Freedom" @ University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson
RSVPs to attend at no charge are required before May 31, 2014 (though we would very much appreciate a $10 per person contribution to CSP). (This program is qualified for 1 hour of general CLE credits). events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e8ubeihu1179b830

Jun 17 Tuesday 5:30-7pm, Irvine: Meet & Greet for Melissa Fox @ 18 Elderwood
Join us for a neighborhood meet & greet introducing, Melissa Fox, candidate for Irvine City Council.

Jun 17 Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm, Costa Mesa: Region 18 Meeting of AD's 73 & 74 @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 S. Coast Dr.

Jun 17 Tuesday 7pm, Orange: Meet the Executive Director of Death Penalty Focus at next OC DPF Meeting @ Room 4, St. Joseph Center, 480 S. Batavia St
We are pleased to announce that Matt Cherry, new Executive Director of Death Penalty Focus, will speak at our next local DPF Chapter meeting: Learn how you can help pave the way for California to end the death penalty.   Join us to plan future activities to seek alternatives to the death penalty in California. Following the defeat of Prop 34, we know you have many questions about the chances for another ballot initiative for 2016. Come with your questions and lets work together on the local level.

Jun 17 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club: "A Plausible Plan For Peace in Israel Palestine"
Jack Sklansky will moderate a panel critique of Ari Shavit's recent article --"A New (And Plausible) Plan for Peace", published in the May 17, 2014 issue of THE NEW REPUBLIC. Shavit is the author of a well received recent autobiography --"MY PROMISED LAND: THE TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY OF ISRAEL.". The panel will consist of three Cousins Club members -- Nabil Dajani, Richard Herman, and Ruth Shapin. Each panelist will make an opening statement, and discussion will follow. Please join us and share your ideas.
The meeting will take place at 15500 Sand Canyon Ave, in the same parking lot North of the Irvine Ranch Water District Offices. The entrance is on the far left of the parking lot, and "Community Meeting Room" is on the door.   It is between the 5 freeway and the 405. Get off the 5 freeway at Sand Canyon and go south to Waterworks Drive and make a U-turn. Or exit the 405 freeway at Sand Canyon and go north to Waterworks Drive. Annual Cousin Club dues are $10. We would appreciate your support for 2014 if you have not already paid.

Jun 18 Wednesday 5pm, Costa Mesa: Rally for COLA! @ Coast Community College District, 1370 Adams Ave.
Join Coast's classified employees, faculty, managers, and students on Wednesday, June 18 as we call on the CCCD Board of Trustees and administration to follow the contract and provide employees with COLA!   Join us at the District Office parking lot at 5pm where we'll be serving hot dogs and COLA before the Board meeting.
For nearly a year CFCE has been calling on the District to provide classified employees with the 1.57% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) that is guaranteed in our contract, and for months the District has claimed that it needed to use the money for other things.   ed employees have gone more than SEVEN YEARS without any salary increase, and even shared in the pain when asked by the District, while some managers are now receiving their second raise in three years.   The District has seen thousands of dollars in benefits savings, received additional funding through Measure M and Prop 30, and continues to maintain overly generous reserves. Yet, in their most recent proposal at the negotiations table, the District asked to permanently eliminate COLA from your contract in exchange for a one-time 1.57% increase.

Jun 18 Wednesday 7pm, Irvine: What Should American Christians Think And Do About The Israel-Palestine Conflict? A special presentation by Ambassador Warren Clark, Executive Director, Churches for Middle East Peace @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy
Ambassador Clark is an Episcopal layman who has served in the State Department, in several consulates abroad, and as a resource person on Middle East issues at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. He will provide context and analysis of perhaps the most difficult political conflict in the world, which also has strong religious overtones. There will be a power point presentation and time for questions and discussion. Refreshments will be served. (See also Jun 25)

Jun 19 Thursday 2pm, Laguna Woods: Concerned Citizens Movie and Discussion "Inequality for All" by Robert Reich @ Clubhouse 1
Former US Secretary of Labor's humorous and enlightening expose' of America's widening income gap is featured. Currently Professor of Public Policy at Berkeley, Reich explains how the massive consolidation by a precious few threatens the vitality of the American working force and the foundation of democracy itself--how it affects each and every one of us.   This full length feature film, 90 minutes, was recently presented in commercial theatres.   The presentation is free to members and guests. Call Margaret Pearlman, 768.1649 for information.

Jun 20 Friday 6pm, Orange: OC May Day Coalition General Meeting ocmdc.org @ SEIU-USWW 1836, 1936 W. Chapman Ave.

[canceled] Jun 20 (3rd Friday) 7pm, Irvine: Occupy OC United General Assembly Canceled Please attend the May Day Coalition meeting instead

Jun 21 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: Oppose Townsend Gang Injunction Community Walk/BBQ Meet at 809 S. Townsend

Jun 21 Saturday 11am-6pm, Garden Grove: OC NAACP JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION @ Garden Grove Elks Lodge 1952, 11551 Trask Ave.
"REMEMBER, EMBRACE & SHAPE OUR FUTURE - FOREVER FREE" Juneteenth is a wonderful opportunity to experience African-American rich history through 'ENTERTAINMENT, LECTURES, VISUAL PRESENTATIONS & FOOD'. Help is needed! Email - drcraig1955@gmail.com

Jun 21 Saturday 5:50-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Interfaith Prayer Vigil for the Earth @ 2611 N. Linwood
Interfaith spiritual evening devoted to blessings and prayers for the Earth. Vegetarian potluck supper shortly after Blessings and Prayers of Thanksgiving for the bounty of the Earth. ocice.org/prayer_vigil_for_the_earth

Jun 23 Monday 6pm, Irvine: OC NOW annual election meeting @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room 15500 Sand Canyon Ave. For more information on this meeting, please contact Tish by clicking here

Jun 24 Tuesday noon-3pm, Costa Mesa: Adelanto expansion
The Adelanto Detention Center in California is expanding. The facility is operated by GEO Group and currently detains on any given day 1300 men for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The expansion will include an extra 640 beds for people in the custody of ICE, including for women. By the end of the project, there will be 1940 beds in Adelanto, making it the largest immigration detention facility in the country. ICE and GEO plan to have the expansion complete by next summer. There is a coalition forming to fight this expansion, and the initial planning meeting will be in Costa Mesa on June 24th from 12-3. Please email Christina at CFialho@endisolation.org if you would like to attend or be part of this coalition. Space at the initial meeting is limited.

Jun 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.   hope you will join us at our monthly MFSO/ Code Pink vigil. Please encourage everyone to come; there is a lot of traffic so it's well worth the time. Come help us get the word out that we demand an end to the war in Afghanistan NOW - 2014 is a full 2 years away and we will not stand by silently.. We have signs, but please bring your own if you have one.

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

Jun 25 Wednesday 11am, Irvine: Women For:OC - "Koch Brothers Exposed: 2014 Edition" Discussion to follow viewing @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club
NOTE: Program will begin at 11:30am   Come and see how far the brothers' money and influence reach into our schools, public policy, environmental standards and, of course, who is elected to represent us, from local elections all the way up to federal races.   Popcorn and lemonade provided or bring a sack lunch.   Women For is collecting 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 and Hand Arts, Sue Fenwick director.   IN THE INTERESTS OF CONSERVATION, PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR OWN CUP FOR REFRESHMENTS; BRING A FRIEND, TOO!   Free and open to the public. Men are cordially invited.   Women For: is a volunteer, non-partisan, feminist organization dedicated to advancing Human & Civil Rights, Peace, Social Justice, Education, Health Care and the Environment.

Jun 25 Wednesday 6-7:30pm, Irvine: Volunteer Meet Up for Melissa Fox Irvine City Council Campaign @ Cumin (formerly Gourmet Grill Masters), 14141 Jeffrey Rd.
Help plan for the upcoming campaign. Bring your ideas, perspectives and positive attitudes as we gear up for a busy summer. No training required; everyone welcome. Kindly RSVP to Farrah Khan 323/428-3611 or farrahnk@yahoo.com.

Jun 25 Wednesday 6pm, Fullerton: OC Green Drinks Green Bliss Cafe, 305 N. Harbor Blvd., Suite 103
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

Jun 25 Wednesday 7pm, Fullerton: What Should American Christians Think And Do About The Israel-Palestine Conflict? @ Congregational Church of Fullerton, 845 N. Euclid Street
Ambassador Clark is an Episcopal layman who has served in the State Department, in several consulates abroad, and as a resource person on Middle East issues at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. He will provide context and analysis of perhaps the most difficult political conflict in the world, which also has strong religious overtones. There will be a power point presentation and time for questions and discussion. Refreshments will be served. (See also Jun 18)

Jun 26 Thursday 5:30pm, Huntington Beach: Help Re-Elect Mayor Pro Tem Joe Shaw @ Fuzion, 7227 Edinger Ave. RSVP 714-576- 4303 ONLINE: joeshaw.nationbuilder.com

Jun 26 Thursday 5:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Valerie Amezcua Campaign Kick-off @ Crave Restaurant, 410 W. 4th St.
I'm excited to announce that I will be running for Santa Ana Unified School Board! I hope you can join me for my official campaign kick-off. Please invite your friends.

Jun 26 Thursday 7pm Irvine: PDA Greater OC Chapter @ Home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River
Please bring Pot Luck Snack Food Item INTRODUCTIONS   NATIONAL "Change Makes Change!"   EDUCATE CONG/PROG ROUNDTABLE: debrief IOTs {EWO, HCHR, SGW, ECR, CFTE, ESJ} Working Grps {ERA, EMI}-- reports www.pdamerica.org, www.pdacommunity.org, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Updates: Stop TPP/Fast Track, HC Sec Acts, Save SNAP, RH Tax, Carbon Tax. Report: June 8 and 9th PDA Fundraiser/Life of Tim Carpenter Celebration Events   REGIONAL   CDP/Prog Caucus, Issues, Candidates — Debrief Primary Elections   LOCAL   PDA North OC Chapter Report 2ND TUES DPOC, Candidates, Coffee/Weekly Disc Groups-Los Amigos, LH Progs, DFA, CHC-OC, MoveOn, Issues Groups, Occupy, Actions, Announcements… WEEKLY ORANGE COUNTY PROGRESSIVE Other Announcements / Events   OPEN DISCUSSION   NEXT MEETING SUN 7/25 5PM

Jun 27 Friday 12:15pm/2:30pm/4:45pm/7:30pm/9:45pm Santa Ana: Opening Weekend Screening of Film Citizen Koch, Directed by Academy Award-Nominated Directors Carl Deal and Tia Lessin @ Regency South Coast Village, 1561 W Sunflower Ave.
Citizen Koch puts the debate over big money and its influence on our politics and government squarely on the kitchen table of every American. The film asks where power really resides in America, with the wealthiest donors or the voting public? View the trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CDfQTrPtoM

Jun 28 Saturday 9am, Orange: OC Housing Conference & Big Water after party @ Plumbers Local 582, 1916 W. Chapman Ave.
Please join us for a conference on the current housing crisis in Orange County and successful tenant organizing strategies.   RSVP http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=7903280ca895b0d4f34a1ec57&id=62d85efd0d

[update] Jun 28 Saturday 9:30am-4pm, Santa Ana: OC Against Fracking Organizer Training Summit @ Episcopal Church of the Messiah, 614 N. Bush St.
The Organizer Training Summit will cover how to get lobby meetings with your elected officials, how to put together forums and community events to raise awareness, how to get the media to cover your campaigns, and more! Orange County is so big and there are many people who don't even know what fracking is, so we've got a lot of work to do to win a ban on fracking in the OC. This Organizer Training Summit will set us on a path to make it happen!   act.foodandwaterwatch.org/site/R?i=lnAUVZAnGI6mMn8eNkle6g

Jun 28 Saturday 10am-noon, Orange: Council of Clubs @ DPOC Headquarters 1918 W. Chapman Ave.

Jun 28 Saturday 10am Orange->noon Brea: Rally for Immigration Reform & Citizenship @ US Representative Ed Royce Brea Office, 210 W. Birch Street, Ste 201
Transportation will be provided from the USWW Orange County office at 1936 West Chapman Avenue in Orange at 10:00am   It's been one year since the U.S. Senate passed comprehensive immigration legislation with a pathway to citizenship. But the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives is doing nothing to fix our broken immigration system. Time is running out - we want a vote now!
Host: Sylvia Mata Contact Phone: 714.681.431

Jun 28 Saturday 3-5pm Irvine: Meet & Greet Drew Leavens Candidate for the 45th Congressional District @ at home of Dinah & Cliff Frieden 11 Moonray
Please RSVP on our Events Page or call 949-247-8307. For additional information, contact info@DL45th.com

Jun 28 Saturday 3pm Irvine/6:30pm San Juan Capistrano/7pm Orange: America Has a Koch Problem Movie Partys
Koch Brothers Exposed reveals the overwhelming power afforded campaign funding since the Supreme Court declared that money is speech and corporations are people. Among the richest people in America, the Koch Brothers serve as the poster boys for the ability to buy our elections. They are currently in Orange County (June 14,15) discussing how their financial network is planning on spending almost $300 million in the 2014 election, including a new anti-environment effort. (See also Jun 29)
3pm Irvine pol.moveon.org/event/KochProblem/141369
6:30pm San Juan Capistrano pol.moveon.org/event/KochProblem/141243
7pm Orange pol.moveon.org/event/KochProblem/141600

Jun 29 Sunday 3pm Anaheim/3pm San Clemente/6pm Laguna Beach: America Has a Koch Problem Movie Partys
Koch Brothers Exposed reveals the overwhelming power afforded campaign funding since the Supreme Court declared that money is speech and corporations are people. Among the richest people in America, the Koch Brothers serve as the poster boys for the ability to buy our elections. They are currently in Orange County (June 14,15) discussing how their financial network is planning on spending almost $300 million in the 2014 election, including a new anti-environment effort. (See also Jun 28)
3pm Anaheim pol.moveon.org/event/KochProblem/141692
3pm San Clemente pol.moveon.org/event/KochProblem/141541
6pm Laguna Beach pol.moveon.org/event/KochProblem/141553

Jun 30 Monday 5:30-7pm Mission Viejo: Meet & Greet event for Drew Leavens, Congressional Candidate in the 45th CD @ Debbie Teals home
Drew has the right ideas when it comes to the issues that concern most Americans: immigration reform, sensible gun policies, the environment, student loans, minimum wage, LGBT & women's rights. Come meet Drew and hear what he will do if elected to improve the lives of citizens in Orange County and the United States. If you'd like to attend, please RSVP here


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Jul 1 Tuesday 5-5:45pm Santa Ana: PROTECT OUR YOUTH - SUPPORT OUR FAMILIES @ Santa Ana City Council Chambers, 22 Civic Center Plaza
Chican@s Unid@s, in conjunction with community members and community organizations will attend the Santa Ana city council meeting to discuss the proposed gang injunction in the Latino community of Townsend

Jul 1 Tuesday 5-8pm Buena Park: OC on the Cusp of Change - Report Launch and Panel Discussion @ UFCW 324, 8530 Stanton Ave.
The event will bring together community and a panel of different stakeholders - community, labor, academic, policy - to discuss the opportunities and challenges of building an equitable Orange County for all residents   Food and drinks will be provided.   For more information, contact Hugo Romero at Hugor7427@gmail.com.

Jul 3 Thursday 7pm, Santa Ana: Emergency Meeting! Coordinating Capacity and Logistics for Housing Migrant Refugees at IHM, Santa Ana @ KidWorks, 1902 West Chestnut Av
I am sure most of you have heard about the issue by now. There is a humanitarian crisis happening right now regarding the number of children and womyn with children attempting to cross into the U.S. from Central American countries. The ICE Detention Centers in Arizona and Texas are packed and every day hundreds of children are being detained by Boarder Patrol. Some of these young children and womyn with children are being transferred to ICE Detention Centers in California at a rate of approximately 250 every 3 days, and that number is going to increase. Due to capacity, some of the ICE Detention Centers are dropping off womyn with children at bus stops. O.C. Catholic Charities has brought together a fast response team which is attempting to help search for possible shelters that can take people in. Father Ed. has offered to open space at IHM facilities to house migrant refugees. RAIZ and other organizations are calling an emergency meeting for tomorrow at 7 pm. If IHM in Santa Ana gets approved as a temporary shelter, we can expect people to start coming through as soon as this weekend. This is an emergency meeting to talk about capacity, services, contribution, commitment and overall, how everyone can help. Please try your best to attend this meeting. We want to try to prepare as much as we can for this situation.

[canceled] Jul 3 Thursday 7pm, Irvine: Amnesty International group 178 meeting Canceled @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92604
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Jul 3 Thursday 7-9:30pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace & Justice Coalition screening of "Genetic Roulette" @ St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave.
This seminal documentary provides compelling evidence to help explain the deteriorating health of Americans, especially children, and offers a recipe for protecting ourselves and our future. whittierpeace.org/index.htm#MovieNight

Jul 4 Friday 5-9:30pm, Fullerton: Join the Democrats of North OC at the DNOC Voter Registration booth as we celebrate our Country's 238th Independence Day, in lieu of our regular 1st Thursday of the month meeting. We will be part of the City of Fullerton's 4th of July Festival and Fireworks Show! Admission and entertainment are free. There are local free parking areas. Also, food booths or bring your picnic baskets. The address is: Fullerton High School Stadium, at the corner of Lemon and Berkeley. Contact: Pete Anderson, petedem04@gmail.com

Jul 6 Sunday 1-5pm, Anaheim: Really Really Free Market @ Pearson Park Duck Pond
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.

Jul 6 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Recap of the recent primary election and snack potluck. Bring a snack to share.   Discussion will be open to anything relevant to building the Party.   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.

Jul 6 Sunday 7pm, Santa Ana: Emergency Response to Humanitarian Crisis in OC @ Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 1100 S Center St.
There is a humanitarian crisis happening right now regarding the number of children and woman with children attempting to cross into the U.S. from Central American countries. The ICE Detention Centers in Arizona and Texas are packed and every day hundreds of children are being detained by Border Patrol. Some of these young children and women with children are being transferred to ICE Detention Centers in California at a rate of approximately 250 every 3 days, and that number is going to increase.   Due to capacity, some of the ICE Detention Centers are dropping off women with children at bus stops. O.C. Catholic Charities has brought together a fast response team which is attempting to help search for possible shelters that can take people in. Father Ed. has offered to open space at IHM facilities to house migrant refugees.

Jul 7 Monday 9am-5pm, Newport Beach: Economic Democracy for the 21st Century @ Radisson Newport Beach Hotel, 4545 MacArthur Blvd
9:00 Welcome   9:30 The End of Empire: Evidence of the Changing Game   10:30 The Public Bank Solution and Why We Need It   11:15 Economic Democracy and Claiming the Land and Tax Commons   1:30 What does Labor on Land Got to do with It?   2:15 A Successful Left/Right Fusion Movement for Commons Based Tax Reform in Pennsylvania   3:15 How and Why Proposition 13 Destroyed California's Economy and What We Can Now Do About It   4:00 Closing with Questions to Participants: What did you hear today that you can use in your advocacy work, community efforts, etc? How can we build and strengthen movements for economic democracy in California?   eventbrite.com/e/economic-democracy-in-the-21st-century-tickets-11991265197

Jul 7 Monday 6-pm, Irvine: Worldly Women of Irvine Presents Shakespeare's Women: Love and Fidelity, Advocacy and Leadership @ The Duck Club at the San Joaquin Marsh
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Jul 8 Tuesday 7pm, Brea: North OC Chapter-PDA Important Environmental Actions to stop fracking in our neighborhoods/Meet Our AD55 Assembly Candidate @ Lascari's Italian Deli (back patio), 1060 E. Imperial Hwy.
6:15 PM social (chatting/food ordering) 7:00 PM Meeting Starts   We have learned recently through Food & Water Watch that active fracking is taking place in Yorba Linda and Fullerton DIRECTLY over our aquifer that supplies drinking water to 2.4 million citizens of Orange County! We can do some actions that will help to stop this and work toward our goal of banning fracking in Orange County and nationwide! Join us to learn how you can help and participate! Our candidate for AD-55, Greg Fritchle will also attend for introductions and to answer questions. If you live in AD 55 it is important to learn how you can help get Greg elected. Please join us…let's get this done!

Jul 8-Aug 26 Tuesdays 7pm, Irvine: KUCI Training Class KUCI Training Class @ UC Irvine, HICF 100-K
Are you interested in hosting your own music or talk show on OC's only public radio station? Then come on down to KUCI's DJ Training Class for the spring quarter, where you'll learn how to use KUCI's equipment, the ins-and-outs of FCC policy, and how you can create your own professional radio show.   n the session you will intern on existing KUCI programs, create a demo CD to apply for a program and learn about FCC, KUCI, and UCI policies in relation to the station. You are allowed to miss only one class. Completion of training does not guarantee that you will get a program.   Open to ALL UCI students, staff, faculty, as well as community members! For more information, visit our webpage: kuci.org/about.shtml#training

Jul 9 Wednesday 7pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats monthly meeting and mixer @ Bistro 400, 400 W. 4th St.
We'll be joined by Tom Dominguez, President of the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs. Come and learn about the county's top cops, and how they are serving and protecting our community.   We'll also discuss the upcoming Statewide Invasion for Assemblywoman Sharon-Quirk Silva, taking place Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27.   The weekend will be jam packed with activism, music, beach bonfires, and fun! To RSVP to the invasion, please complete this survey. For questions, please contact Jesse Ben-Ron, OCYD Political Director. ocyd.org

Jul 11 Friday 2pm, Anaheim: Emergency Protest @ Brookhurst and Ball
http://samidoun.ca/2014/07/take-action-protests-around-the-world-respond-to-assault-on-palestine/

Jul 11 Friday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: National Gay Blood Drive @ The Center OC, 1605 N. Spurgeon St.
There is a constant need for blood and donors are essential in maintaining an adequate supply. The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) bans gay and bisexual men from donating blood. On July 11, a nationwide blood drive will take place to bring attention to the ban and help sale lives. Gay and bisexual men will show their willingness to contribute by bringing allies to donate in their place. This grassroots effort to create change cannot happen without you. More info at gayblooddrive.com and #gayblooddrive.

Jul 11 Friday 7pm, Fullerton: North County OC NORML meeting Larry's Pizza 926 Orangethorpe Ave.
At this meeting we will discuss current legislation, events and as always the meeting is free and open to the public. Our OC NORML Classroom subject will be "How to Provide Effective Talking Points" with our special guest speaker Jessica Lux.   *The Annual OC NORML elections will be held on July 11th, if you want to run for an office you must send me an email so I can prepare the agenda for the election.

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

Jul 12 Saturday 1:30pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
For the Bible Tells Me So Part of Our On-Going "Flicks for Thought" Series   Many Christians believe that homosexuality is condemned by the Bible and those in the Religious Right often argue that our secular laws should be based on this "fact." This documentary challenges this interpretation of the Bible, and explores the way several families with Christian parents and gay children (many of whom, like Bishop V. Gene Robinson, are Christians as well) have dealt with the supposed conflict between their faith and homosexuality.   For more info: (949) 733-9157 au-oc.org or email OrangeCountyAU@yahoo.com.

Jul 13 1st Sunday 7:30am-5pm, Huntington Beach: Arlington West Memorial
This Sunday, we will again be setting up the Arlington West display on the sands of Huntington Beach. We hope we can have your help.   We are still deployed and fighting in Afghanistan in America's longest war, so there will be another Arlington West in Huntington Beach. Please help if you can but if your schedule doesn't permit that please consider coming by to visit if that's possible.   Weather forecast is great: calling for clear skies and a high about 82.   While polls show public opinion turning sharply against our continued deployment in Afghanistan and America's longest ever war, and our President having committed to "another 10 years", we need to maintain our efforts to keep visible the costs and to support our veterans. Our continuing efforts to remind the public of the cost of our wars and to "bring Our Troops Home" must continue. Come help or just visit.   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, and/or come by 5:00PM to help take it down and put it away.

Jul 14-Aug 15 Monday 4-6pm/Tuesdays&Fridays 4-6pm, Santa Ana: "Color Me Equal" Campaign Leadership BootCamp 2104 @ The Center Orange County, 1605 N Spurgeon
The "Color Me Equal" Campaign BootCamp is a series of leadership and campaign development workshops organized by Youth Empowered to Act (YETA) at The Center OC for all Orange County LGBTQQIA and allied youth ages 14-24.   Kick off date is July 14th 4-6pm   Every Tuesday and Friday July 15th-August 15th 4-6pm
Participants will learn leadership skills and core elements of organizing and campaign development, including cycles of oppression, power analysis, base-building, and campaign strategy. REGISTER: tinyurl.com/CMEbootcamp   Info: Tony Ortuno tony.ortuno@thecenteroc.org 714-953-LGBT (5428) x335

Jul 14 Monday 6:30pm, Irvine: OC National Organization for Women (OC NOW) General Meeting @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Interested in how the recent Supreme Court decisions have set back women's rights   Let's meet for an open discussion   Keynote Speaker CA NOW President Patricia Bellasalma, Esquire   What Actions to Take In Orange County   Refreshments and Fellowship   For information or directions Kim Salter 949-230-1169 Tish Leon 714-401-8312

Jul 8-Aug 26 Tuesdays 7pm, Irvine: KUCI Training Class @ UC Irvine, HICF 100-K
Are you interested in hosting your own music or talk show on OC's only public radio station? Then come on down to KUCI's DJ Training Class for the spring quarter, where you'll learn how to use KUCI's equipment, the ins-and-outs of FCC policy, and how you can create your own professional radio show.   n the session you will intern on existing KUCI programs, create a demo CD to apply for a program and learn about FCC, KUCI, and UCI policies in relation to the station. You are allowed to miss only one class. Completion of training does not guarantee that you will get a program.   Open to ALL UCI students, staff, faculty, as well as community members! For more information, visit our webpage: kuci.org/about.shtml#training

Jul 15 Tuesday 4:30-8pm, Buena Park: OC Labor Federation Candidate Academy @ UFCW 324 Hall, 8530 Stanton Ave.
To be considered for endorsement by the Orange County Labor Federation, candidates must complete at least one academy session. We realize that not every candidate understands the issues facing organized labor and working families. Our Candidate Academy is designed to familiarize candidates with the political and policy priorities for working families throughout Orange County.   TOPICS COVERED: • Contracting Out: The Impact on the Economy • Organizing and Contract Campaigns • Apprenticeship Programs and Prevailing Wage • Big Box Retailers • Preserving Quality Public Education   Dinner & refreshments will be provided. Please register by clicking here. Or you can call Joline Cruz at (714) 385-1534. Click here to download flier.

Jul 15 Jul 15 Tuesday 6:30pm, Tuesday: Interfaith Prayer Gathering after Day of Prayer and Fasting for Children @ Church of the Messiah, 614 N. Bush St.
Join Church of the Messiah and hour interfaith partners in calling for a day of prayer and fasting for the children who are victims of the escalating violence in the Middle East, the migrant children who are detained at our borders and the children who are victims of gun violence in our streets. Following the gathering service, we will have a meal together to end the fast (no pork products will be served). There is no charge.   For more information contact Vicki Tamoush at 714/362-7676.

Jul 15 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats @ Norman Murray Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way
Our July meeting is focused on Organized Labor. We will be hearing from Chuck Adinolfi, Field Director for one of the leading unions in the area, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 324. He is also serves on the Advisory Board of the Los Angeles Trade Technical College's Labor Center and teaches labor studies classes for the college. Chuck is a member of the Democratic Party of Orange County's Central Committee serving as a committee member from the 55th Assembly District. Also invited to speak at the meeting is Joe Kerr, president emeritus of the OC Professional Firefighters Association, Local 3631.

Jul 15 Tuesday 6:30pm, Fountain Valley: Tacos and Good Times with Democratic Club of West OC to Prepare for Nov General Election @ Green Valley Adult Clubhouse, 17250 Los Jardines West
Join us under the stars to learn from Rainbow Environmental Services about recycling programs in the area. Money raised will help fund canvassing operations, printing walk and phone lists and tabling and visibility. Contribution will include taco bar dinner and soft drinks. Minimum suggested donation is $18 if paid by July 11; $23 if paid at the door. Please RSVP by July 11. Bring canned goods for Second Harvest Food Bank. Email shellyhaggerty@aol.com to RSVP or with any questions. Go to www.DemClubofWestOC.org to pay online with ActBlue or mail a check to DCWOC, Taco Night, PO Box 20036, Fountain Valley CA 29728. Contributions are not tax deductible. Please include your occupation and employer (for reporting purposes).

Jul 15 Tuesday 7pm, Orange: OC Death Penalty Focus @ St. Joseph Center, Room 4, 480 S Batavia
NOTE: If you plan on attending the July meeting, please bring a laptop or tablet, if you have one. We will be explaining and exploring our social media pages. Also, you are encouraged to view the film "Let Him Have It" on Amazon Prime prior to our July meeting. Planning for this educational event must take place at the July meeting for the August 13th event. Please come prepared to share creative ideas and volunteer to insure it will be a success! OCChapterDPF@gmail.com

Jul 15 Tuesday 7pm: 350 Birds of Hope Documentary with Filmmaker Sama Wareh @ Hart Ashram RSVP for directions sarah4hope@gmail.com myemail.constantcontact.com/THIS-TUES--Movies-Under-The-Stars-with-filmmaker-Sama-Wareh.html?soid=1102655467723&aid=5FvI5u3JSAg

Jul 15 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club
We will discuss the recent murder of three Israeli teenagers (one a dual U.S./Israeli citizen} and a Palestinian teenager, and the serious repercussions. How can we prevent more bloodshed of innocent children? What is the role of the United States? Jim and Nadia Bettendorf will lead an open discussion. Please join us and share your ideas.
The meeting will take place at 5500 Sand Canyon Ave, in the same parking lot North of the Irvine Ranch Water District Offices. The entrance is on the far left of the parking lot, and "Community Meeting Room" is on the door.   It is between the 5 freeway and the 405. Get off the 5 freeway at Sand Canyon and go south to Waterworks Drive and make a U-turn. Or exit the 405 freeway at Sand Canyon and go north to Waterworks Drive. Annual Cousin Club dues are $10. We would appreciate your support for 2014 if you have not already paid.

Jul 16 Wednesday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: OC Civil Rights History Exhibit Opening & Reception @ Heritage Museum, 3101 W. Harvard St,
The OC Civil Rights History Exhibit will explore the civil rights history in our county and honor extraordinary contributions towards bringing equality to Orange County and the nation. - See more at: http://www.ochumanrelations.org/event/oc-civil-rights-history-exhibit-opening-reception/#sthash.1gMK5shG.dpuf   Guest Speaker : Judge Frederick P. Aguirre   See more at: ochumanrelations.org/event/oc-civil-rights-history-exhibit-opening-reception

[update] Jul 16 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Greenpeace OC Documentary Night (The Corporation) @ 125 E Baker St Suite B115
We will be screening The Corporation, a film on multi - national corporations and their negative impacts on Mother Earth. Q&A session will follow.

Jul 17 Thursday 2pm, Laguna Woods Village: Concerned Citizens Summer Film Series, Koch Brothers Exposed:Money Buys Power @ Clubhouse 1, Main Lounge.
The Koch brothers have spent vast amounts of money to attack Social Security, support environmental pollution industries and policies and launch a right-wing network. Prominent commentators include Senator Bernie Sanders, Bill McKibben and Jim Hightower. Introduction and after-film discussion led by Paul Landman, club member and activist.   Free to members and guests. Call Margaret Pearlman--768.1649-for information.   Non-residents may access required gate entry form at http://www.lagunawoodsvillage.com/article.cfm?id=5186Full length feature, 52 minutes.

Jul 17 Thursday 7-9pm, Long Beach: Long Beach Area Peace Network meeting @ Grace United Methodist Church
The tentative agenda is as follows: - Minutes Treasury Report Timekeeper Fundraiser report Report on Israel/Palestine work Proposition 47 Announcements   If you wish to add anything relevant to the agenda, please send an email to me or Naida (naidatushnet62@verizon.net). We look forward to seeing you, and don't forget to bring a pal!

Jul 18 Friday 7-10am Fullerton/10am-1pm, Brea: Counter-Protest To Anti-Immigration, Anti-Amnesty Protests
Fullerton, Yorba Linda Blvd and the 57, Friday, July 18, 7:00am-10:00am. This protest will take place on the Overpass.
Brea, This protest will take place at Imperial Hwy on the Overpass over 57 Fwy. Friday, July 18, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
For more information, please email irvine@af3irm.org. AF3IRM a national organization of women engaged in transnational feminist, anti-imperialist activism. For more about the org, visit af3irm.org.   For more information on the anti-immigration protests including a COMPLETE list of nationwide protest locations, visit their official site: http://makethemlisten.wix.com/nationwideprotest#!find-a-protest-location/c1bhc

Jul 18 Friday 8am, Santa Ana: Resentencing hearing for OC minor wrongly sentenced to life imprisonment @ Santa Ana Superior Court 700 W. Civic Center Dr.
The Family and friends of Jesus Aguirre, Jr. will demonstrate in front of the Santa Ana Superior Court to denounce his unfair life sentence. This vigil will coincide with his resentencing hearing. Although this case is extreme, it is unfortunately part of a larger pattern of criminalizing youth for profit.   For more information: Jesus Aguirre, Sr. (323)646-1080 or facebook: "Justice for Jesus A Aguirre"

Jul 18-20 Friday 5:30pm-Sunday 5pm, Buena Park: CA Public Leadership Pipeline Project Campaign Operative Training @ 8530 Stanton Ave
The CA Public Leadership Pipeline Project will be hosting a Campaign Operative Training for individuals, organizations, and community members who want to develop their campaign skills. Those who want to improve their skills or are currently involved with grassroots, issue based, and or electoral campaigns are encouraged to attend. Trainers from Wellstone Action and The New American Leaders Project will be facilitating. If interested, please email asmamen@g.ucla.edu.   Register Here: bit.ly/COT2014 Deadline: July 13, 2014

Jul 18 Friday 4-7pm, Anaheim: Emergency Protest For Palestine! @ Orange Ave & S Brookhurst St Anaheim, Ca 92804

Jul 18 Friday 4-7:30pm, Irvine: Stand Up For Humanity - Save Palestine @ intersection of Jamboree/Barranca
Contact: Ali Akhtar (714)497-5808

Jul 18 Friday 6pm, Orange: OC May Day Coalition General Meeting ocmdc.org @ SEIU-USWW 1836, 1936 W. Chapman Ave.

Jul 18-20 Friday 9pm-Sunday 5pm, Santa Ana: Free The People Conference: Not1More Deportation! @ 450 W. 4th Street
RAIZ is organizing the first Anti-Deportation conference in Orange County. As an immigrant community we must defend ourselves. We can't be depending on lawyers that most of the time rob and deceive our community.   We invite the entire immigrant community of OC to come and learn how to defend themselves from deportation. Come and join a network of community fighters against deportations.

Jul 19 Saturday 10am-1pm Anaheim/3-6pm Irvine: Counter-Protest To Anti-Immigration, Anti-Amnesty Protests
Anaheim, Overpass at 57 freeway and Ball Rd. 10am-1pm.
Irvine, Yale Bridge Overpass; turn North onto Yale from Michelson, 3-6pm
For more information, please email irvine@af3irm.org. AF3IRM a national organization of women engaged in transnational feminist, anti-imperialist activism. For more about the org, visit af3irm.org.   For more information on the anti-immigration protests including a COMPLETE list of nationwide protest locations, visit their official site: http://makethemlisten.wix.com/nationwideprotest#!find-a-protest-location/c1bhc

Jul 19 Saturday noon, Anaheim: End Police Abuse Rally Stoddard Park/Disneyland 1901 S 9th St.
Contact: Carolyn Torres, Chican@s Unid@s Co-Chair (949)295-6423 Gaby Hernandez, Chican@s Unid@s Member (805)570-5929

Jul 19 Saturday 1-3pm, Fullerton: Sharon Quirk-Silva Campaign Office Grand Opening @ 1559 W. Commonwealth Ave. Near the corner of Commonwealth and Basque.
Parking and entrance in the rear of building. Please RSVP to info@SharonQuirkSilva.com Phone: (714) 485-3377

Jul 19 Saturday 4-8pm, Costa Mesa: Mesa Verde Campaign BBQ Fundraiser for Katrina Foley for Costa Mesa City Council Full BBQ Dinner; $50/couples and $30/singles. RSVP to 949/502-8800; pay by credit card or make checks payable to Foley for City Council. More info at www.katrinafoley.com. Hosted by Lisa and Louie Feinstein, 2816 Shantar Drive, Costa Mesa.

Jul 19 Saturday 5pm, Irvine: Bands & Bellies XII (Peace Concert Series) @ Temple Of Light OC, 11 Goddard
Admission (suggested donation): $12 General Admission $20 for show and 5pm Yoga class with Karen of Beyond The Lotus! $10 Children from 6 to 12 (free yoga for kids)   CONTACT: Alec Marken 949/370-0523 mobile bandsandbellies@gmail.com bandsandbellies.com/current-show

Jul 19 Saturday 7-9pm, Brea: Fracking Forum @ Brea Congregational Church, 300 E Imperial Hwy.
Sponsored by Food & Water Watch, Brea Congregational Church, Citizen's Climate Lobby, Citizens for "Stop Fracking Brea" Panelists: Dr. Tom Williams, PhD in Geology and Zoology, UC Berkeley Kassie Siegel, Director, Climate Law Institute, Center for Biological Diversity Alex Nagy, Southern California Organizer, Food & Water Watch RSVP HERE: act.foodandwaterwatch.org/site/Calendar?id=113681&view=Detail

Jul 20 Sunday 6pm, Tustin: 99Rise OC @ 1382 Walnut Ave., Tustin CA. PM me for the apt # & the gate entry code
We will share our experiences of the March for Democracy and Sac Sit In, and talk about next steps for 99Rise OC, including upcoming August 2nd and 3rd two day training in San Diego.

Jul 20 Sunday 6-9pm, Newport Beach: Dive into "Fresh Water Availability and Control"
Our topic for July is water scarcity, specifically, fresh water availability and control. To assist members in selecting a great book to read, one of our esteemed members has compiled a list of suggested books to read for this timely and relevant topic. meetup.com/bookclub-794/events/190682052/ We'll meet at a member's house that is near the intersection of the 55, 73 and 405 freeways. There's plenty of street parking. The meeting will overlap with the dinner hour, so please bring a main dish, side dish, dessert, or drink to share, potluck style.

Jul 22 (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.   hope you will join us at our monthly MFSO/ Code Pink vigil. Please encourage everyone to come; there is a lot of traffic so it's well worth the time. Come help us get the word out that we demand an end to the war in Afghanistan NOW - 2014 is a full 2 years away and we will not stand by silently.. We have signs, but please bring your own if you have one.

Jul 22 Tuesday 6:30pm, Irvine: Friends of OC Detainees' Immigration Law Workshop @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Parkway
Our guest speaker will be UCI Professor of Law Jennifer Chacon, a respected researcher and teacher in the fields of immigration law and criminal law and procedure. This free event especially for FOCD visitors is a great opportunity to learn more about the process of immigration detention and its legal complexities. Please contact Tricia Aynes at friendsofocdetainees@gmail.com for more information.

Jul 22 (4th Tuesday) 7-9pm, Orange: OC Peace Coalition general meeting ocpeace.org @ Watson Drugs and Soda Fountain, 116 E Chapman Ave (After Circle Vigil)
WHO: All interested people are invited, especially anyone who might represent one of our member organizations. We're likely to be planning for tabling, future actions, or whatever business people want to bring up (excluding any specific support of candidates or political parties). Please bring your ideas, and be ready to step up and participate.

Jul 23 Wednesday 7pm, Orange: DPOC Disabilities Committee meeting @ DPOC office, 1916 W. Chapman, Suite B
The Disabilities Committee of the DPOC returns to effective political action and outreach. Please call or email Ted Perle @ (949) 338-7854 or suttonperle@att.net if you have any questions.

Jul 24 Thursday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: Public Meeting on Climate Action @ City Corporate Yard -- Large Training Room, 220 South Daisy Ave. Parking is free
The City of Santa Ana is holding a public meeting to provide information on the current status of Santa Ana's Climate Action Plan and to discuss the greenhouse gas reduction measures. The meeting is interactive to receive community ideas and priorities on greenhouse gas reduction measures.   WHO: Santa Ana residents, businesses, and organizations Please forward this info to others that may want to attend. To learn more about the project and to sign up for the meeting, please visit www.santa-ana.org/climateactionplan.   If you have any questions, please contact Mariann Long at mlong@santa-ana.org or call 714-647-5042

Jul 25 Friday 6-7:30pm, Costa Mesa: Fundraising Reception for Katrina Foley, Candidate for Costa Mesa City Council @ The Stack Residence, 1776 Pitcairn Dr., Costa Mesa.
Hosted by Bahram and Kathy Esfahani, Dan and Jill Stack, the event is $30 per person, $50 per couple. Please make check payable to Foley for City Council 2014 and RSVP to Jill Stack 714/641-9619 or djmrstack@aol.com. Campaign info at www.katrinafoley.com.

Jul 26 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: UNA-USA OC Coffee Talk Series - "Rules for humanitarian behavior in situations of armed conflict attempt to mantain human dignity during armed conflict, as codified in the Geneva Conventions" @ American Red Cross Building, 600 Parkcenter Dr.
RSVP: joy.adams0@gmail.com or 949-235-3603 Refreshments will be served $5.00 Voluntary Donation Suggested una-oc.org info@una-oc.org

Jul 26 Saturday 10:30am-12:30pm Laguna Beach: Advocates for Cost Effective Justice in OC: "Responsibility and Recovery in Drug Courts & Prop 36" @ 429 Cypress Dr.
What are the alternative approaches used by our OC criminal justice system for nonviolent drug offenses and how effective are they?   Guest Speaker OC Superior Court Commissioner Edward Hall   Commissioner Hall will share with us what Drug Courts are, how they function here in OC, and how they benefit both offenders and the public.   Join us to learn about the facts on our Drug Courts in OC, which will be followed by a discussion, and a chance for YOUR voice to be heard. It is an election year, and we, as educated and passionate citizens should let our concerns be heard by our representatives and candidates for office.   Free and open to the public; for more information, call or e-mail Tiffany at (949)981-4887 or pistacia.vera@gmail.com

Jul 26 Saturday noon-2pm, Anaheim: David Barsamian "Media, Capitalism and the Environment" @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S Harbor Blvd
David Barsamian, the award-wining founder and director of Alternative Radio in Colorado will speak. His topic is "Media, Capitalism and the Environment." Barsamian is an author and winner of ACLU's Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism.   The threat to our environment is acute and growing. As global warming accelerates, carbon-fueled industrial capitalism is systematically incapable of making the necessary radical changes to protect the planet. Its insatiable profits preclude it from doing so. It's time to think about a different economic system.

Jul 26 Saturday 3-5pm, Irvine: Reception to support Congressmember Raul Ruiz @ home of Mikey Herring and Jim Phelps, 3000 Scholarship Parking instructions provided among RSVP
For more questions or to RSVP, please contact Recebba Cooke at RSVP 715.829.0165 or Rebecca@DrRaulRuiz.com

Jul 26 Saturday 4pm, Anaheim: OC NORML 11 Year Anniversary @ Mirror Image Studios, 1254 N La Loma Cir
Orange County NORML is celebrating our 11 year Anniversary in style. Join us to listen to live music, browse some vendors, join our contests, eat some great food and have a smoke with friends.   $10 at the door and only $5 for OC NORML members.   18+ Open to patients and non-patients.

Jul 27 Sunday 2pm Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine @ the Duck Club, 15 Riparian View, We will be joined by Dr. Bill Honigman, an ER physician and Democratic activist, who will discuss the Affordable Care Act and the continuing need for healthcare reform in the United States, how close we are to creating a single-payer healthcare system, and what that system would look like.   The Democrats of Greater Irvine would also like to encourage all of our members to bring one (or more!) nonperishable food item that we will be donating to Families Forward, a local non-profit charity here in Irvine.

Jul 27 Sunday 4:45pm Irvine: PDA Greater OC Chapter @ Home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River
Please bring Pot Luck Snack Food Item INTRODUCTIONS   NATIONAL "Change Makes Change!"   EDUCATE CONG/PROG ROUNDTABLE: Debrief-Pocan, Ellison, McDermott IOTs {EWO, HCHR, SGW, ECR, CFTE, ESJ} Working Grps {ERA, EMI}-- reports www.pdamerica.org, www.pdacommunity.org, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Updates: Stop TPP/Fast Track, HC Sec Acts, Save SNAP, RH Tax, Carbon Tax. New: "Solidarity Campaign"--Illinois   REGIONAL   CDP/Prog Caucus, Issues, Candidates - Betty Yee nomination, EBoard debriefs   LOCAL   PDA North OC Chapter Report 2ND TUES DPOC, Candidates, Coffee/Weekly Disc Groups-Los Amigos, LH Progs, DFA, CHC-OC, MoveOn, Issues Groups, Occupy, Actions, Announcements… Hobby Lobby Protests… WEEKLY ORANGE COUNTY PROGRESSIVE Other Announcements / Events   OPEN DISCUSSION   NEXT MEETING Wed 8/27 7PM

Jul 27 Sunday 6pm, Long Beach: Conscious Cinema: War Made Easy How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us To Death @ Hellada Art Center, 117 Linden Ave.
Normon Solomon's insightful analysis of how governments bent on war-making have relied on a vast arsenal of propaganda techniques to overcome resistance at home and disapproval abroad.   Special Guest Speaker: We are honored to host Conscientious Objector Fanny Garcia, who will share her journey to becoming a C.O. It all started when she decided to become a vegetarian...   FREE Raffle Item: DVD OutFoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War On Journalism This hard-hitting documentary exposes Rupert Murdoch's vast media empire and shows the true nature of Fox News as a propaganda organ of Mr. Murdoch's conservative ideological agenda.   Donation: $5.00

Jul 27 Sunday 6:30-9pm, Irvine: Living Ubuntu Presents: A Screening of God Grew Tired of Us @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
6:30p Refreshments 6:45p Program 8:30p Q & A Discussion
Free admission Suggested donation: $10 Donate: http://www.livingubuntu.org/donate   All contributions will benefit Phase 3: Trauma Recovery for East African Refugees in San Diego. More info about this project here: http://livingubuntu.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/phase-3-trauma-recovery-for-east-african-refugees-in-san-diego/   RSVP: info@livingubuntu.org Contact: info@livingubuntu.org, 949.891.2005   For complete details, visit: livingubuntu.org/events

Jul 29 Tuesday 9am, Santa Ana: Gang Injunction Court Hearing-Press Conference @ 700 Civic Center Dr. Dept C14
Contact: Carolyn Torres, Chican@s Unid@s Co-Chair (949)295-6423 Gaby Hernandez, Chican@s Unid@s Member (805)570-5929

Jul 29 Tuesday noon, Irvine: DFOC Luncheon with Michael Keegan, PFAW @ The Irvine Hilton, 18800 MacArthur Blvd.
You are cordially invited to a luncheon featuring: Michael Keegan President of People For the American Way as our featured speaker   To reserve a Non-Member ticket ($45.00) you may write a check payable to DFOC, PO Box 26708, Santa Ana, CA 92799 ...or pay securely online at secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/michaelkeegan To reserve a Non-Member ticket ($45.00) you may write a check payable to DFOC members RSVP here

Jul 29 Tuesday noon-2pm, Laguna Niguel: Rally To Stop The Madness At Hobby Lobby @ Public Sidewalk at Hobby Lobby, 27200 Alicia Parkway
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Jul 30-31 Wednesday/Thursday 2-7pm, Anaheim: Anaheim Civic Youth Summit and "The State of Civic Engagement in Anaheim's Youth Report" Release @ Anaheim High School, 811 W Lincoln Ave occcopico.org/blog/anaheim-youth-summit

Jul 30 Wednesday 6pm, Anaheim: Candle Light Peace Vigil in Response to the Human Rights Violations Against Children All Over The World @ the steps of Anaheim City Hall, 200 S. Anaheim Blvd.
Children in Gaza, unaccompanied children, Vietnamese children, Syrian Children, Cambodian children, Iraqi children, East African children, all children suffering. Come together for peace & unity. For more information contact Rida Hamida at Rida.hamida@gmail.com or 714/865-0276.

Jul 30 Wednesday 6:30pm, Newport Beach: LU & UNA-OC - OC for Climate Action Planning Meeting @ 2424 SE Bristol Street #300
If you arrive late, the door will be locked, call Patty's cell to be let in: 949.246.2969

Jul 30 Wednesday 6:30-9pm, Costa Mesa: Greenpeace OC Goals, Strategies and Tactics Part I Training @ 125 E Baker Street Suite B115
In this three part training we will be covering the following topics: - Defining and brainstorming the goals, strategies and tactics of a grassroots campaign - Building effective campaigns and utilizing strategic tactics - Mobilizing and organizing the masses to rally behind a cause - How to strategically choose your target and how to use their partners as leverage - How to message your campaign and maximize support (financially and physically) - Creating an organizing safe space and other anti-oppression workshops - Bridging the gap: Connecting with other social justice groups outside of environmentalism/conservation - and much more!   Trainings will commence Wednesday nights on the following dates July 30th, August 6th, and August 13th from 6:30pm-8:30pm Vegan snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided. Bring friends and family, all encouraged to attend and participate!   Note: In acting in accordance to our beliefs, the Greenpeace OC office as well as this and all subsequent trainings are a safe space for humans and non-humans. We do not tolerate racism, sexism, heterosexism, speciesism, ableism or any other manifestation of oppression. Please do not engage in such behaviors or you will be kindly asked to correct such behavior or leave.

Jul 31 Thursday 6:30-10pm, Santa Ana: OC Pride's Inaugural Closet Ball @ Diego's, 224 E 3rd St http://www.prideoc.com/events/


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Aug 1 Friday 6pm, Orange: OC May Day Coalition General Meeting ocmdc.org @ SEIU-USWW 1836, 1936 W. Chapman Ave.

Aug 1 Friday 8:30pm, Lake Forest: South County OC NORML meeting @ Fuddruckers on El Toro and Raymond
If you purchase any food please let them know you are part of our group so that we can have a portion of your purchase donated to OC NORML. At this meeting we will discuss current legislation, events and the upcoming election.

Aug 2 Saturday 9am-noon Brea/9:30am-noon Newport Beach: Monthly Meeting of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL)
@ BREA 9am to noon: Brea Congregational Church at 300 E. Imperial Hwy in Brea 92821, and
@ NEWPORT BEACH 9:30am to noon: St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Road, Newport Beach CA 92660
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 Newport Beach. Learn about CCL and register for live weekly introductory call at CitizensClimateLobby.org.

Aug 2 Saturday 9am-4pm, Santa Ana: OCCCO Leadership Summit/Asamblea de Liderazgo @ Immaculate Heart of Mary, 1100 S. Center St.
Building a Sustainable Movement: Democracy in Our Cities. Contruyendo un Movimento/ Democracia en Nuestras Ciudades   Workshops/ Talleres   Organizing for Democracy: a leader's toolbox Organizando por la Democracia: Herremientas para lideres   The Pyramid: A Collective Analysis of Race in O.C. Estructuras Sociales: un Analysis Racial Del Condado de Orange   The Colors Of Justice: a faith based approach to racial justice. Colores de Justicia: Enfoque en Justicia Racial Basada en principios de nuestra fe   Communicating our movement online and with the media Comunicar Nuestra Movimiento en redes sociales y los medios   Inaugural Clergy Caucus: We invite clergy from O.C. to join a facilitated discussion on the role of faith and justice in O.C.   Reunion de Clerigos: Los invitamos para acompanarnos a una discusion facilitada sobre la importancia de la fe en todo el trabrajo que OCCO hace.   Civic Engagement Teams Check-in and Update: if you are on a team or would like to create on in your city, make sure you don't miss this lunch time break-out session   Equipos de Enlance Comunitario y informes: si uusted esta o, todavia no forma parte de un equipo, por favor asegurese de asister a esta sesion

[moved] Aug 3 (1st Sunday) 7:30am-5pm, Huntington Beach: No Huntington Beach Arlington West this Sunday Due to the VANS US Open Surfing event we can not get to the beach with the crosses. Will move to the following Sunday Aug 10.

Aug 3 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC: Richard Halsey on California's chaparral @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Richard W. Halsey is a writer, photographer, and the director of the California Chaparral Institute, a research and educational organization focusing on the ecology of California's chaparral ecosystems, the dynamics of wildland fire, and the promotion of nature education in a way that encourages communities to better connect with their surrounding, natural environment. Twitter: @chaparralian YouTube: The Chaparralians   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 Sunday 3-6pm, San Juan Capistrano: Fundraiser for Dave Peiser, 49th CD Candidate
Hosted by Coleen & Keston Barker At their beautiful ocean view home in the hills of San Juan Capistrano Co-hosted by Orange County Democratic Party Chairperson, Henry Vandermeir, and the South Orange County Democratic Club President, Shelly Blair, and former President, Mike Getto. Refreshments will be served To contribute and/or RSVP visit: peiserforcongress.com/hillsofsanjuan (760) 514-4314

Aug 3 Sunday 4pm, Irvine: Ready for Hillary OC @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View, IRWD Campus
Our speaker will be Claudia Perez External Affairs Manager Planned Parenthood of Orange speaking about the impact of the upcoming election on the future of women in this country, and how we can help right now. They have been extremely pro-active in setting up practical ways to assist in getting new people registered, and getting out the vote in November. It is NOT to early to start! And, she hopes to find out, at my request, how we can set up some activity centers right in our own section of the county for people who might not be able to travel to their headquarters in Orange.     Registration and social time is from 4:00-4:30, and our speaker will be at 4:30. Please bring a snack to share with others, and we will have some cold drinks.   Enter Riparian View on the right from Campus Drive, just across the bridge from University Drive, driving toward Jamboree. You will see the IRWD sign just as you pass over the bridge. Turn right and drive along the creek. On the left, just before the barricade, you turn down into the IRWD campus. You can park behind he restroom building or there is usually an extra parking lot open right as you come down the drive

Aug 5 Tuesday 6pm, Costa Mesa: Medical Marijuana Ordinance Vote @ Costa Mesa City Hall, 77 Fair Dr

[update] Aug 6 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America OC @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 South Coast Drive (Metropointe Shopping Center)
Speakers include Dr. Kim Salter, past president of the California National Organization for Women and currently Co President of the Orange County Chapter as well as the Co President of the United States National Committee (USNC) for UN Women Southern California Chapter. She is a life long activist for human rights. Dr. Salter is a psychologist by trade but her heart and a lot of her time is spent empowering women and girls. She is a national speaker and workshop facilitator who encourages all individuals to speak up and speak out. Plus, Rida Hamida, co-founder and director of the Arab American Civic Council. She organized the Candlelight Vigil for Peace for children on Wednesday, July 31 in Anaheim and will speak on the military operations in the Gaza strip. Jason Jackson will provide update on 99Rise activities dedicated to getting big money out of politics. Plus, Jay Humphrey, candidate for Costa Mesa City Council and a representative from Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Siva's campaign. Social hour starts at 6:30, meeting starts at 7:15. Admission is free and no reservation is required. If you have questions, please contact dfaoc.comm@gmail.com.

Aug 6 Wednesday 7-9pm, Costa Mesa: Greenpeace OC Goals, Strategies and Tactics Part II Training @ 125 E Baker Street Suite B115
In this three part training we will be covering the following topics: - Defining and brainstorming the goals, strategies and tactics of a grassroots campaign - Building effective campaigns and utilizing strategic tactics - Mobilizing and organizing the masses to rally behind a cause - How to strategically choose your target and how to use their partners as leverage - How to message your campaign and maximize support (financially and physically) - Creating an organizing safe space and other anti-oppression workshops - Bridging the gap: Connecting with other social justice groups outside of environmentalism/conservation - and much more!   Trainings will commence Wednesday nights on the following dates July 30th, August 6th, and August 13th from 6:30pm-8:30pm Vegan snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided. Bring friends and family, all encouraged to attend and participate!   Note: In acting in accordance to our beliefs, the Greenpeace OC office as well as this and all subsequent trainings are a safe space for humans and non-humans. We do not tolerate racism, sexism, heterosexism, speciesism, ableism or any other manifestation of oppression. Please do not engage in such behaviors or you will be kindly asked to correct such behavior or leave.

Aug 7 Thursday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC @ Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 North Harbor Blvd.
Keynote Speaker - Felicity Figueroa, community advocate and organizer. She is currently Vice Chair/Membership Chair of Orange County Equality Coalition. 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 Pete Anderson, petedem04@gmail.com

Aug 7 Thursday 7-9:30pm, Whittier: Whittier Area Peace & Justice Coalition screening of "The Shock Doctrine" @ St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave.
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Aug 8 Friday 1pm, Seal Beach: Unmanned: America's Drone Wars by Robert Greenwald an award-winning television, filmmaker and activist. @ Leisure World, Clubhouse 4
The film investigates the impact that US drone strikes have across the glove. It reveals the realities of drone warfare and after the film, Jeff Merrick of Military Families Speak Out and Veterans for Peace will give a brief presentation on his firsthand experience working with drones and facilitate a Q&A session. This free event is presented by Senior Patriots for Peace. If you live outside Leisure World, call Nancy at 562/896-8604 to leave your name so that a guest list can be left at the Main Gate for admission or for more information.

Aug 8 Friday 6:15-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: "Detention Stories: Life Inside rCalifornia's New Angel Island" @ Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church, 2845 Mesa Verde Dr. East
Presented by: Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement in partnership with Aquifer Media. This documentary film series was made possible with support from Cal Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed here do not necessarily represent those of Cal Humanities or NEH. Experience more at calhum.org, endisolation.org, and aquifermedia.com. Co-Sponsors: Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church & Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church of Pasadena   Agenda: 6:15 to 6:30: Reception (light refreshments served) 6:30 to 7:00: Meet the producers, filmmakers, and storytellers Special presentation by Tina Shull, a leading expert on immigration detention, history, and the humanities. In 2007, her husband was detained and deported. Her current research focuses on the intersections of Reagan's Cold War nationalism, public xenophobia, and the rise of prison privatization in the 1980s - with the hopes of lending a historical narrative to current immigration policy debates. 7:00 to 8:30: Screening of the documentaries with discussion, including a special guest speaker! This event is free and open to the public. A tax-deductible donation to CIVIC is suggested. endisolation.org

Aug 8 Friday 7pm, Anaheim: Community Police Oversight Discussion @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S Harbor Blvd
Light refreshments will be provided Parking available in lot and street   Guest speakers: Brian Buchner, President of The National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement Kwaku Duren, Activist and Attorney, Black Panther, past President of People's College of Law Bardis Vakili, Attorney for ACLU of Southern California Jane Rands, Police Oversight Proposal Committee (Fullerton) Ricardo Muñiz, Community Organizer, YOGO   This event is organized by the Anaheim Community Coalition (ACC) and Youth Organizing for Greater Opportunities (YOGO).

Aug 9 Saturday 9:30am, Huntington Beach: Let's Walk for Team HB Meet and walk to re-elect Connie Boardman and Joe Shaw and elect Mark Bixby to Huntington Beach City Council. You will receive packets and training to walk Huntington Beach neighborhoods. Return by 2pm for lunch and fun. For more info, contact patgoodman@yahoo.com or call 714/847-6617. Location: Pat Goodman's home, 18531 Bentley Lane, HB.

Aug 9 (2nd Saturday) 10am-noon, Irvine: OC Peace Coalition General Meeting
WHERE: The new Friends meeting house at 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.
WHO: 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 9 Saturday noon Laguna Niguel: South OC Democrat Club and Canyon Democrats Second Annual Picnic @ Laguna Niguel Regional Park, Shelter 4, 28241 La Paz Rd.
It is an opportunity to mingle with old friends, make new ones and meet with local elected Democrats and candidates running in the 2014 elections. $30 per person ($10 for 12 and under) which includes a catered buffet picnic lunch and soft drinks. Lunch will be served at noon. Please mail your check, payable to SOCDC by Monday, August 4, to P.O. Box 7292, Capistrano Beach, CA 92624 For more information e-mail mikeyweinell@yahoo.com or call 949-395-5084

Aug 9 Saturday 12noon-2pm, La Habra: Fundraiser for Ida MacMurray, Candidate for La Habra City School District MacMurray is a former public school teacher. Donations by check and cash (up to $100) are accepted. Web site is under construction. Location: 1504 North Orange St., LaHabra CA 90631.

Aug 9 Saturday noon-3pm, Laguna Woods: Laguna Woods Democratic Club Annual Picnic @ CH 1 - MAIN LOUNGE
Potluck - Bring a dish $5 at the door Beverages provided — soft drinks, beer, wine, iced tea, lemonade   Bring a backpack with school supplies for donation to South County Outreach and your admission is waived! Register to vote at the event and your admission will be refunded. Get Out the Vote, Democratic Ambassador, Membership, Voter Registration and other Volunteer Opportunities available. All Villagers are welcome to join the fun!   Reservations Required: Call Penny Cline at 714 381-6439 and sign up for a dish to bring; choice of appetizer, salad, main dish, or dessert. Please bring your own serving utensils and warming devices for hot dishes, and identify them with your name. Paper plates, plastic cups & glasses, and silverware will be provided.

Aug 9 Saturday noon-10pm, Santa Ana: LGBT Pride @ W 4th St prideoc.com

Aug 9 Saturday 1:30pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Rob Boston, AU Director of Communications Taking Liberties: Why Religious Freedom Doesn't Give You the Right to Tell Other People What to Do   For more info: (949) 733-9157 au-oc.org or email OrangeCountyAU@yahoo.com.

Aug 9 Saturday 6pm, Anaheim: DFOC: An Intimate Dinner with Norman Lear @ Wisteria Room, Disney's California Grand Hotel, 1600 S. Disneyland Dr
Seating is extremely limited. Reservations will be honored on a first come-first serve basis. RSVP DEADLINE: August 1 secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/normanlear

Aug 10 (1st Sunday) 7:30am-5pm, Huntington Beach: Military Families Speak Out and Veterans For Peace will again be setting up the Arlington West Display on the sands of Huntington Beach at 6th Street.   We are still deployed and fighting in Afghanistan in America's longest war, so there will be another Arlington West in Huntington Beach. Please help if you can but if your schedule doesn't permit that please consider coming by to visit if that's possible.   While polls show public opinion turning sharply against our continued deployment in Afghanistan and America's longest ever war, and our President having committed to "ending the war", we need to maintain our efforts to keep visible the costs and to support our veterans. Our continuing efforts to remind the public of the cost of our wars and to "bring Our Troops Home" must continue. Come help or just visit.   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, and/or come by 5:00PM to help take it down and put it away.

Aug 11 Monday 7-9pm, Orange: Pax Christi meeting @ St. Joseph Center, 480 S. Batavia, in classroom 4.
Please join us to pray for peace and to learn about all of the exciting things that are happening with Campaign Nonviolence.

Aug 11 Monday 8pm, Costa Mesa: Pay 2 Play @ Great Mex Grill - 1525 Mesa Verde Drive East, Shop #117
Special Preview Screenings - Not Fully Finished Film Producer Holly Mosher will be in attendance. pay2play.nationbuilder.com/screenings

Aug 12 Tuesday 7pm, Brea: North OC Chapter-PDA Updates on Fracking in N. OC and other actions @ Lascari's Italian Deli (back patio), 1060 E. Imperial Hwy.
6:15 PM social (chatting/food ordering) 7:00 PM Meeting Starts   Other cities in CA and in NY State have banned fracking activities. We have current actions going to get County and City participation in banning fracking. Our drought situation and the knowledge that fracking is taking place over aquifers in Fullerton and Yorba Linda that supply 2.3 million people with drinking water are reasons enough to ban fracking. Join us to learn what you can do to help get a ban on fracking. We will go over IOT reports and the August letter drop. Join your neighbors and let's be the ones to preserve our local environment!   info: carolelevers@gmail.com 714-390-2315

Aug 12 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Friends of Orange County Detainees volunteer orientation @ Catholic Charities of OC 1800 E. 17th Street
Friends of Orange County Detainees is an all-volunteer group who visit immigrants confined at the James Musick Jail in Irvine, the Santa Ana City Jail, and the Theo Lacy Jail in Orange. Our purpose is humanitarian. Because these people are not part of the criminal justice system, their rights are few. Many people in detention have no visitors and are thrilled when we come to just talk and listen. We welcome you to come and learn more. We have a special need for Spanish speaking volunteers.   For more information please email Jan Meslin at friendsofocdetainees@gmail.com or call 949-682-5053   We are sponsored by Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Mission Viejo; Irvine United Congregational Church is an affiliate. We are part of the growing national network of detention visitation programs called CIVIC, Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement.   www.endisolation.org www.endisolation.org/friendsofocdetainees

Aug 13 Wednesday 7-9pm, Costa Mesa: Greenpeace OC Goals, Strategies and Tactics Part III Training @ 125 E Baker Street Suite B115
In this three part training we will be covering the following topics: - Defining and brainstorming the goals, strategies and tactics of a grassroots campaign - Building effective campaigns and utilizing strategic tactics - Mobilizing and organizing the masses to rally behind a cause - How to strategically choose your target and how to use their partners as leverage - How to message your campaign and maximize support (financially and physically) - Creating an organizing safe space and other anti-oppression workshops - Bridging the gap: Connecting with other social justice groups outside of environmentalism/conservation - and much more!   Trainings will commence Wednesday nights on the following dates July 30th, August 6th, and August 13th from 6:30pm-8:30pm Vegan snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided. Bring friends and family, all encouraged to attend and participate!   Note: In acting in accordance to our beliefs, the Greenpeace OC office as well as this and all subsequent trainings are a safe space for humans and non-humans. We do not tolerate racism, sexism, heterosexism, speciesism, ableism or any other manifestation of oppression. Please do not engage in such behaviors or you will be kindly asked to correct such behavior or leave.

Aug 13 Wednesday 7pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats monthly meeting and mixer @ Bistro 400, 400 W. 4th St.
Featuring: Candidate Speed Dating For questions, please contact Jesse Ben-Ron, OCYD Political Director. ocyd.org

Aug 13 Wednesday 7pm, Santa Ana: Community Rapid Response Follow-up Meeting @ Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 1100 S. Center St.
We would like to thank all of you for your support and efforts into creating a powerful and united network of responders for our migrant brothers and sisters. At this time, the work we began is on hold and we will continue to maintain connected and informed for any future developments.   Please join us for a follow-up meeting where we would like to provide updates regarding donations collected and discuss next steps for follow-up.

Aug 13 Wednesday 7pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd ADA Meeting with Democratic Candidates Kris Beard and Joe Dovinh. Both are candidates for Garden Grove City Council. Doors open at 6:30pm. Visit website at http://72ndada.com/. Location: IAMAW District Lodge, 5402 Bolsa Ave., Huntington Beach CA 92647.

Aug 13 Wednesday 7pm, Orange: OC Chapter of Death Penalty Focus presents Let Him Have It A film based on the true story of Derek Bentley ... a case that lead to public outcry ... which lead to the end of premeditated murder at the hands of the state in the UK.
@ St. Joseph Center, Mother Louis Room, 480 S Batavia   Celebrating 50 years of No Death Penalty in the UK   Refreshments provided Free will offering accepted   facebook.com/OCCDPF and twitter.com/oc_dpf

Aug 14 Thursday 4:30-8pm, Buena Park: OC Labor Federation Candidate Training @ UFCW Local 324, 8530 Stanton Ave.
To be considered for endorsement by the Orange County Labor Federation, candidates must complete at least one academy session. We realize that not every candidate understands the issues facing organized labor and working families. Our Candidate Academy is designed to familiarize candidates with the political and policy priorities for working families throughout Orange County. Topics: Contracting Out: The Impact on the Economy, Organizing and Contract Campaigns, Apprenticeship Programs and Prevailing Wage, Big Box Retailers, Preserving Quality Public Education. Contact Joline Cruz at (714) 385-1534. Dinner & refreshments will be provided.

Aug 15 Friday 7pm, Fullerton: North County OC NORML meeting Larry's Pizza 926 Orangethorpe Ave.
This is the main meeting and we will hold the next OC NORML Classroom session.

Aug 16 Saturday 10am/2pm, Fullerton: Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva's Annual Ice Cream Social
10 a.m. Precinct walking at Campaign Headquarters. 1559 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA 92833
2p.m. Ice Cream Social at Hillcrest Park 1155 N. Lemon St. Fullerton, CA 92835
To RSVP or for more information please call (714) 485-3377 or email info@SharonQuirkSilva.com Link to event: bit.ly/SQSIceCreamSocial

Aug 16 Saturday 1-5pm, Laguna Niguel: Awakening the Dreamer - Changing the Dream Symposium @ 24012 Estacia Avenue
Its purpose is to bring forth an environmentally sustainable, socially just, spiritually fulfilling human presence on this planet. meetup.com/Change-agents-welcome/events/196069252

Aug 16 Saturday 4-7pm, Irvine: Come support a Progressive Candidate for Irvine City Council and learn about Irvine-based Pedego Electric Bicycles @ Woodbridge Village Center, 4624 Barranca Parkway
Melissa Fox isn't just another progressive candidate, but plans to bring a whole new leadership experience to Irvine! Melissa invites all to come support her and Pedego Irvine   RSVP to bob@pedegoirvine.com. Please make checks payable to Melissa Fox for Irvine City Council 2014, 15252 Culver Drive #A248, Irvine, CA 92604.   Contributions are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for income tax purposes. An individual, political action committee, association, or other committee may contribute a maximum of $470 to Melissa Fox for Irvine City Council 2014. Spouses may contribute $940 from a joint account if both signatures are on the check.

[update] Aug 16 Saturday 6pm, Santa Ana: 5th Annual Chican@s Unidos Scholarship Ceremony and Fundraiser @ 415 N. Sycamore St.
The theme is Chican@s Through the Ages and folks are encouraged to dress in costume of their favorite area. Tickets are $20 and include dinner and chance. Purchase tickets at cuscholarships.bpt.me. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Aug 19 Tuesday 9:30am, Santa Ana: Fracking Action at OC Board of Supervisors Meeting @ 333 W Santa Ana Blvd.
We will attend the OC Board of Supervisors meeting to give public comment on fracking in OC. This comes as a response to a personal phone call placed to an OC Against Fracking member by Supervisor Shawn Nelson himself. Nelson insists that there's no fracking taking place in unincorporated areas of OC, and denies that fracking poses a problem in OC. We are attending the meeting to correct Nelson's perception, and educate the board on the threat fracking poses to groundwater, air pollution, and earthquakes in OC. If you can attend and participate by presenting two-minute comment, contact Alexandra Nagy at anagy@fwwatch.org.

Aug 19 Tuesday 5pm, Anaheim: Anaheim City Council Meeting @ City Hall, 7th Floor, 200 S. Anaheim Blvd.
with discussion of the controversial, long-running negotiations over a new Angel Stadium lease.

Aug 19 Tuesday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Gang Injunction Community Forum @ Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Parish Hall, 1100 S. Center St.
On June 19th, 2014, a gang injunction was served on the Townsend Street gang, creating a safety zone between Raitt-Sullivan and McFaden-1st St.   Come and learn how, if approved, this will affect our families, youth and children.   The forum is organized to communicate with police and to show how the injunction will affect families, children and young people overall. Santa Ana Police Chief Carlos Rojas is scheduled to attend to answer questions from community members, according to Rafael Solorzano of Santa Ana Boys and Men of Color.

Aug 19 Tuesday 6:30pm, Yorba Linda: Yorba Linda City Council Meeting @ City Council Chambers 4845 Casa Loma Avenue
to consider new funding for parks based on fees charged to developers.

Aug 19 Tuesday 6:30pm, Fountain Valley: Fountain Valley City Council Meeting @ 10200 Slater Ave.
to consider enhancing local preference policy giving local businesses an advantage in the bidding process.

Aug 19 Tuesday 6:30pm, Santa Ana: Community Forum on Homeless Shelter Plans @ Kennedy Elementary School, 1300 East McFadden Ave.
For more information, contact Dora Lopez at lopez4080@yahoo.com or Susana Sandoval at suzie.csandoval@gmail.com. Organizers feel city and county officials failed to allow for adequate public input into decision to purchase shelter building.

Aug 19 Tuesday 6:30pm, Fullerton: The Fullerton City Council Meeting plans to discuss support for efforts to raise awareness of Korean "comfort women" and support for United States HR 121 which demands a formal apology from the Japanese government. @ 303 W Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832.

Aug 19 Tuesday 7pm, Garden Grove: Garden Grove Unified School District Meeting @ 10331 Stanford Ave.
Agenda is available at http://www.ggusd.us/

Aug 19 Tuesday 7pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC @ Green Valley Adult Club House, 17250 Los Jardines West
This month's featured speaker will be John Smith, an organizer for Common Cause, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that battles for an open, honest, and accountable government at the state and national levels.   Doors will open at 6:30pm for socializing, and the meeting will begin promptly at 7:00pm. dcwoc.com

Aug 19 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club
The Israeli assault on Gaza has made it more urgent that the international community respond with opportunities to reach a long term peace agreement between Israel and Palestine. We will explore possible solutions. Jack Sklansky will share his ideas and lead us in a discussion. Please join us and share your ideas.
The address is 15500 Sand Canyon Ave, in the same parking lot North of the Irvine Ranch Water District Offices. The entrance is on the far left of the parking lot, and "Community Meeting Room" is on the door.   It is between the 5 freeway and the 405. Get off the 5 freeway at Sand Canyon and go south to Waterworks Drive and make a U-turn. Or exit the 405 freeway at Sand Canyon and go north to Waterworks Drive. Annual Cousin Club dues are $10. We would appreciate your support for 2014 if you have not already paid.

Aug 20 Wednesday 6:30-9pm, Anaheim: OC Green Drinks @ Anaheim Packing District, 440 S Anaheim Blvd.
1. Jenny Ross, owner and executive chef of 118 degrees living foods restaurant and Lemon Drop at the Anaheim Packing District will be presenting at this event 2. Various non-profits will be introducing their mission 3. A tour of the Anaheim Packing District will be available 4. Raffle giveaways   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

Aug 20 Wednesday 7pm, Orange: OC Death Penalty Focus @ St. Joseph Center, Room 4, 480 S Batavia

Aug 21 Thursday 10-11:30am, Santa Ana: OC Human Relations 2013 Hate Crime Report Release @ 1300 S Grand Ave, Building B, 2nd Floor Boardroom
Join OC Human Relations, law enforcement and community leaders as we examine the 2013 report and discuss an increase in violent hate crimes documented in this year's report. RSVP: eventbrite.com/e/oc-human-relations-hate-crime-report-tickets-12307842087

Aug 21 Thursday 2pm, Laguna Woods Village: Concerned Citizens Summer Film Series, Greenwich Village: The Music That Defined a Generation
@ Clubhouse 1, Main Lounge. This documentary explores the music scene in Greenwich Village, NYC, in the 1960s and early 1970s. Singers and commentators include Judy Collins, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie and Tom Chapin. 92 minutes. Non-residents may access required gate entry form at http://www.lagunawoodsvillage.com/article.cfm?id=5186 Full length feature, 90 minutes.

Aug 21 Thursday 5:30pm, Newport Beach: Olive Tree Initiative @ 630 Harbor Island Dr
Join us as we bid farewell to Assistant Director, Corey Feinstein. We will have the OTI students give an update on their (abridged) trip before they leave for Washington D.C. and New York, as well as get a briefing from Daniel re: the current situation in the region. We will use this opportunity to say a big, collective "THANK YOU!" to Corey for all he has contributed to OTI over the past several years.

Aug 21 Thursday 5:30-8pm, Anaheim: Dr. Moreno for Anaheim City Council - Campaign Kick-Off! @ 1409 W James Way
Join us as we launch the community and neighborhood centered campaign for Anaheim City Council of our very own Dr. Jose F. Moreno. All are welcome. Please RSVP to jerry@drmoreno4anaheim.com

Aug 21 Thursday 6pm, Anaheim: Anaheim Union High School District Meeting @ District Campus Board Room, 501 N. Campus Way
to consider approval of contract and annual salary of $178,777 for new Assistant Superintendent Manuel Colón, the Savanna High School principal whose appointment was approved by board members last month.

Aug 21 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Mission Viejo: Re-Elect Lynn Hatton to Capo Unified School Board @ Pub Thirty-Two, 23962 Alicia Parkway
Join other supporters for food, friends and fun to re-elect Lynn, who has brought stability back to the district, which is the highest scoring large school district in CA. Admission is $40 and guests receive a tasting menu of a tomato salad, risotto or hanger steak, dessert and a drink. Space is limited; please RSVP to lynnh@innovateed.com by Sunday, Aug 17.

Aug 21 Thursday 7pm, Long Beach: Long Beach Area Peace Network @ Grace Methodist Church, 2347 E. 3rd St

Aug 23 Saturday noon-4pm, Garden Grove: SoCal Day Of Action For Palestine Featuring Dr. Hatem Bazian and Tariq Abu Khdeir @ Islamic Society of OC, 1 Al-Rahman Plaza
American Muslims for Palestine Southern California, Islamic Society of OC, and Islamic Institute of OC present....SoCal Day of Action for Palestine   The southern California community will be congregating to engage academics, student activists, and leaders to discuss how to take meaningful action for the noble cause of Palestine.   The event will be hosted by the Islamic Society of OC (Garden Grove Mosque aka Masjid Al Rahman)   It will include speakers Dr Hatem Bazian, UC Berkeley Professor, Tarek Abu Khdeir, Palestinian American teen beaten by Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank, student activists and community leaders.   The event will be a half day long from 12 pm till 6pm and will include panel discussions, workshops and calls to action.   Parking is free and open to all members of the community.

Aug 23 Saturday 3-5pm, Orange: Please Join Florice Hoffman and Co-Hosts Melissa Fox Michael Fox Michael Kinslow Ernesto Medrano Denise Penn John Vassiliades For an Afternoon Reception In Support of Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (65th AD) @ Home of Florice Hoffman, 7258 E Crown Parkway
Suggested Contributions: $100 - Friend $250 - Supporter $1,000 - Super Supporter $4,100 PAC/Sponsor Checks should be made payable to Sharon Quirk-Silva for Assembly 2014 and mailed to PO Box 4026 Fullerton, CA 92834 Committee ID#:1353689 Kindly RSVP to Florice Hoffman - (626)524-5965 or fhoffman@socal.rr.com Karen Hinks - (714)615-2741 or khinks@verizon.net

[update] Aug 24 Sunday noon-2pm, Santa Ana: Women For:OC Annual Suffrage Day Luncheon and Awards @ The Hacienda Restaurant, 1725 College Avenue,
$40 Regular Price, $20 Student Price   This year's honorees include: Sister Suzanne Jabro The Bravo Family Sherri Loveland and Lynne Riddle   Special Guest Speaker: Enrique Morones womenfororangecounty.org

Aug 24 Sunday 4:30-7pm, Laguna Beach: A Great Party to Re-Elect Toni Iseman @ Rita & Howard Conn's, 1960 Glenneyre St.
Enjoy live music, food, drinks and the most interesting people. Suggested donation is $100; mail donations (up to $360 per person to Toni Iseman for Council) to 2338 Glenneyre, Laguna Beach 92651. Donations must include home address, email and occupation for election compliance. RSVP by Aug. 20 to 949/497=2523 or prosserga@gmail.com.

Aug 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.   hope you will join us at our monthly MFSO/ Code Pink vigil. Please encourage everyone to come; there is a lot of traffic so it's well worth the time. Come help us get the word out that we demand an end to the war in Afghanistan NOW - 2014 is a full 2 years away and we will not stand by silently.. We have signs, but please bring your own if you have one.

Aug 26 Tuesday 7:30pm, Santa Ana: Vigil in support of Samuel Sixtos in front of ICE offices (34 Civic Center Plaza)
Samuel Sixtos ha entrado en huelga de hambre hasta que sea liberado del Centro de Detencion en Adelanto. El fue puesto en detencion con inmigración por los alguaciles del Condado de Orange. Ellos violaron el Acta de Confianza (Trust Act) por que samuel no tenia ningun antecedente criminal, la ley proteje a personas como Samuel que no son prioridad para deportacion.   Samuel ha recibido un fuerte apoyo de la Congresista Loretta Sanchez quien se ha comprometido a introducir una legislacion privada en el Congreso para parar su deportacion.   Hoy, Martes 26 de Agosto vamos a tener una vigilia para apoyar a Samuel y seguir presionando a ICE para que lo dejen libre.

Aug 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.

Aug 27 Wednesday 7-9pm, Costa Mesa: Greenpeace OC Documentary Night Cesar Chavez @ 125 E Baker St Suite B115
Chronicling the birth of a modern American movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. Passionate but soft-spoken, Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle to bring dignity to people. Chavez inspired millions of Americans from all walks of life who never worked on a farm to fight for social justice.   Greenpeace OC will be screening this 2014 biopic about one of our heros. Vegan snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.

Aug 28 Friday 10am-2pm: Volunteer for Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva @ 1559 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Starting now, volunteer opportunities include Mondays and Fridays, 10am-2pm to put together literature packets for canvassers, Monday and Tuesday evenings from 5:30-8:30 for phone banking and precinct walk every Saturday morning from 10am-2pm. Headquarters office will be open from 9am-9pm Monday through Friday and 10am-3pm on Saturdays. Drop in at headquarters and park in rear or on side streets. Call to let staff know you are coming 714/485-3377.

Aug 28 Thursday 6-9pm, San Juan Capistrano: An Evening With Wendy Gabriella @ El Adobe De Capistrano, 31891 Camino Capistrano   Celebrate The Woman Leading The Way In The 73d Assembly District wendygabriella.com

Aug 28 Thursday 6:45-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Know Your Rights Community Forum presented by Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church @ 1100 S. Center St.
Learn about crucial issues and policies that are affecting our families and communities, with info on the following: status of immigration reform, Trust Act, how to become a US citizen, fraud prevention, domestic workers rights, Drivers License in CA (AB60) requirements, community engagement. For more info contact 714/612-5028. Partners include OCCCO, OCCORD, OCLF, ACLU, Chirla, Catholic Charities and others.

Aug 28 Thursday 7pm, Irvine: Amnesty International group 178 meeting @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92604
At our meeting we will be writing letters for current actions and discussing further events. aiusaoc.org/irvine/meetings.html

Aug 28 Thursday 7pm Irvine: PDA Greater OC Chapter @ Home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River
Please bring Pot Luck Snack Food Item INTRODUCTIONS   NATIONAL "Change Makes Change!"   EDUCATE CONG/PROG ROUNDTABLE: Debrief-Pocan, Ellison, McDermott IOTs {EWO, HCHR, SGW, ECR, CFTE, ESJ} Working Grps {ERA, EMI}-- reports www.pdamerica.org, www.pdacommunity.org, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Updates: Stop TPP/Fast Track, HC Sec Acts, Save SNAP, RH Tax, Carbon Tax. New: CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENT VOTE: Dave Peiser CA 49   REGIONAL   CDP/Prog Caucus, Issues, State Candidates   LOCAL   PDA North OC Chapter Report 2ND TUES DPOC, Candidates, Coffee/Weekly Disc Groups-Los Amigos, LH Progs, DFA, CHC-OC, MoveOn, Issues Groups, Occupy, Actions, Announcements… WEEKLY ORANGE COUNTY PROGRESSIVE Other Announcements / Events   OPEN DISCUSSION   NEXT MEETING Thurs 9/25 7PM

Aug 29 Friday 10am-2pm, Fullerton: Volunteer for Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva @ 1559 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Starting now, volunteer opportunities include Mondays and Fridays, 10am-2pm to put together literature packets for canvassers, Monday and Tuesday evenings from 5:30-8:30 for phone banking and precinct walk every Saturday morning from 10am-2pm. Headquarters office will be open from 9am-9pm Monday through Friday and 10am-3pm on Saturdays. Drop in at headquarters and park in rear or on side streets. Call to let staff know you are coming 714/485-3377.

Aug 29 Friday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Presentation: Study Trip to the Middle East @ Daniels Hall, Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church, 2845 Mesa Verde Dr. E.
The trip was organized by the Olive Tree Initiative, a nonprofit organization begun at UCI in 2007, in response to tensions between pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian students. The trip brings groups of diverse participants into conversation with security forces, government officials, peace groups, and ordinary citizens in Jordan, the occupied territories of the West Bank, and Israel proper. Betty will share her experience through photos and an account of what she saw and heard during two intense weeks of travel and interviews.   Contact Katherine at 949-854-6126.

Aug 30 Saturday 10am-3pm, Santa Ana: OC Labor Federation 6th Annual Labor Day Celebration @ The Santa Ana Zoo, Amphitheatre Park Area, 1801 E. Chestnut Ave.
Flier: act.aflcio.org/salsa/track.jsp?v=2&c=Xj8dav%2F4w57YD99y1ja8q70IEGp2%2FMuf For more information and to RSVP, please call Joline Cruz at (714) 385-1534. OCLABOR.ORG

Aug 31 Sunday Fullerton: One Voice - United for Animal Liberation - DxE August Day of Action @ Dollar Tree Stores, 2465 E Chapman Ave.
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Aug 31 Sunday 6pm, Long Beach: Conscious Cinema: Dare Not Walk Alone @ Hellada Art Center, 117 Linden Ave.
An emotional march from past to present, Dare Not Walk Alone combines rarely seen news footage from 1964 with present day testimony to tell the true story of troubled times in the historic tourist town of St. Augustine, Florida. The film covers the historic efforts of civil rights activists in St. Augustine to desegregate the Monson Motor Lodge swimming pool. This helped lead to the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. This movie also documents the systemic poverty and racism still found in St. Augustine, a mirror image of the same problems that led to the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Please join us as we stand in solidarity with the family of Michael Brown and the people of Ferguson, Missouri.   Donation: $5.00 Conscious Cinema: Without Awareness, There Can Be No Peace


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Sep 3 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America OC @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 South Coast Drive (Metropointe Shopping Center)
Representatives from Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD) will discuss the report "Orange County on the Cusp of Change," released recently by the University of California, Irvine Community & Labor Project and the UCLA Labor Center. Vicki Tamoush of Interfaith Witnesses will continue our focus on the issues surrounding Israel and Gaza. Social hour - 6:30pm; meeting - 7:15 to 9pm. Admission is free. For more information, email dfaoc.comm@gmail.com.

Sep 4 Thursday 11:30am-1:30pm, Santa Ana: Luncheon with Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (65AD) and Special Guest Toni G. Atkins, Speaker, CA Assembly in Support of Sharon Quirk-Silva for Assembly 2014 Suggested Contributions: $250 individual-luncheon; $1000 individual-VIP reception and luncheon; $4100 PAC/Individual-VIP reception and luncheon. Checks should be made payable to Sharon Quirk-Silva for Assembly 2014 and mailed to PO Box 4026, Fullerton CA 92834. Committee ID#: 1353689. RSVP to Karen Hinks, 714/615-2741 or khinks@verizon.net.

Sep 4 Thursday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC @ Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 North Harbor Blvd.
Candidates Night! It's time to GOTV! The DNOC has invited and will be hosting our local candidates. We have invited candidates from local races up to Congressional races. Join us as we get to meet and question our candidates on the issues and what their campaigns need as we GOTV! 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 Pete Anderson, petedem04@gmail.com

Sep 4 Thursday 6:30pm, Huntington Beach: "Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret" @ Century Huntington Beach and XD 7777 Edinger Ave. Suite 170
Whether you're a conscious environmentalist who claims to know everything there is to know about sustainability or a curious information seeker, this movie is bound to shock you. Even if you've already seen the film, come out and see it again to support us! Bring a friend, a family member, a neighbor!   Tickets must be bought online (they will NOT be available at the door). You can purchase them here: tugg.com/events/10552

Sep 4 Thursday 7pm, Santa Ana: Healing Through Remembering: Stories of Immigrant Women @ Vaala Cultural Center, 1600 N. Broadway
Hosted by Af3irm OC af3irm.org and common ground commongroundoc.com

Sep 5 Friday 8am, Silverado Canyon: peaceful protest to Stop St. Michael's Abbey from destroying Silverado meet at the community center and along Silverado Canyon Rd and demonstrate in front of the project site
We will dress in attire that represents the rustic, rural, and historic nature of the canyon (rancher, farmer, cowboy/cowgirl, indigenous tribal regalia, homesteader, beekeeper, hunter, etc.) If you have a horse, you are encouraged to ride your horse as part of the protest. Old-fashioned vehicles, wagons, and other unique transports are also encouraged. Anything to draw attention is encouraged. Petition: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/todd-spitzer-save-holtz?source=c.em.mt&r_by=5663573

Sep 5 Friday 2:45pm, Laguna Woods: Concerned Citizens: Erwin Chemerinsky: "Another Momentous Year at the Supreme Court" (doors open 2:00) @ Clubhouse 5, 24262 Punta Alta, Laguna Woods 92637 (see links below for flyer, gate entry, directions, map).
Mandatory for activists! Why? Can you explain how control of the Senate after this Nov. election may alter Supreme Court blocs for decades? How some High Court cases impact more people than most acts of Congress? Or how justices' turnover reversed precedents?
 The Court's 2013-14 term was indeed "momentous": Justice Kennedy, again the swing vote -- in the majority in all 5-4 cases -- joined the 4 most conservative (Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, Alito) in 4 decisions overruling long-settled precedent: In Hobby Lobby, they created a "religious free-exercise right," above employees' rights, for family-owned for-profit corporations, excusing them from paying for the contraceptive care insurance the Affordable Care Act requires. In other 5-4 cases, those conservatives also held that the campaign finance reform law's total limits violate the First Amendment; Christian-only prayer at a town's council meetings was constitutional; and home caregivers could refuse not only to join the union that represented them, but also refuse to pay dues for common union services, in collective bargaining, grievances, etc. -- as they moved toward crippling unions and writing "Right-to-Work" laws into the First Amendment! UCI Law School Dean Chemerinsky will analyze those and other rulings that'll impact even more lives, and extended trends noted in his prior talks. Bring a question for Q&A.
 Leading scholar, constitutional law expert, teacher, litigator in the Supreme Court and other courts, Chemerinsky often analyzes its cases and trends in print and on air, and testifies to legislative hearings, such as those to confirm now-Justice Alito. Author of books and many articles for scholars and law students, often for lay readers too, such as "The Conservative Assault on the Constitution." All who've heard a talk of his know he's frank, brilliant, yet clear for non-lawyers, warmly witty, and they say "Don't miss him!" Members free. Guests: $3 asked.
 LW Village non-residents note: Gated community; to enter: print, fill in & bring 'gate entry slip': Click here for flyer with gate entry slip & directions on its p.2. Or: Click here for home page of host, Concerned Citizens of LW Village, scroll down to navigate to that flyer. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap 'pinned' to venue, & directions from anywhere. More info: Jonathan Adler, 949-581-2178.

Sep 5 Friday 8:30pm, Lake Forest: South County OC NORML meeting @ Fuddruckers, 23621 El Toro Rd.
If you purchase any food please let them know you are part of our group so that we can have a portion of your purchase donated to OC NORML. At this meeting we will discuss current legislation, events and the upcoming election.

Sep 6 Saturday 9am-noon Brea/9:30am-noon Newport Beach: Monthly Meeting of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL)
@ BREA 9am to noon: Brea Congregational Church at 300 E. Imperial Hwy in Brea 92821, and
@ NEWPORT BEACH 9:30am to noon: St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Road, Newport Beach CA 92660
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 Newport Beach. Learn about CCL and register for live weekly introductory call at CitizensClimateLobby.org.

Sep 6 Saturday 9am-2pm, Huntington Beach: The 26th Annual Senior Day in Huntington Beach @ Pier Plaza
includes more than 80 vendors, from Orange County health care providers to cruise planners. A Continental Breakfast and hot dog lunch will be offered again for $2 a meal. There will also be free entertainment all day. Save time looking for parking and park for free at Huntington Beach City Hall (Main and Yorktown). Then take the free Surf City Downtown Shuttle. The shuttle departs every 30 minutes starting at 10am. The Shuttles stops at Main and Orange and a second stop at 5th Ave and The Strand. Both are short walks to the Pier Plaza.

Sep 6 Saturday 2-4pm, Laguna Niguel: SoCal Chapter of USNC-UN Women 10 Year Anniversary @ Laguna Niguel Library, 30341 Crown Valley Pkwy
to welcome Dr. Kimberly Salter as the new president of our SoCal Chapter. http://http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=cc54dd65a36e1489b0e3fb7e0&id=9fc9917edd

Sep 6 Saturday 4-8pm, Santa Ana: La Raza To Gaza @ Centro Cultural de México
Colectivo Tonantzin will have a screening of the film "Roadmap to Apartheid" There will be messages from Palestinian Organizations A post movie discussion Food and Drinks Palestinian products for purchase Education material   Orgs, volunteers, questions- Contact times138@riseup.net

Sep 6 Saturday 6-10pm, Newport Beach: Waste-Less Rise Above Plastics Art Show presented by The Surfrider Foundation @ DAX Gallery, 2951 Randolph St.
Open to the public with a hosted bar and raffle tickets for prizes. Join Surfrider Foundation in protecting the coast and Rise Above Plastics. DAX Gallery is a community-based art collective that promotes the Urban Fine Art movement in Orange County. To learn more, visit http://www.surfrider.org/programs/entry/rise-above-plastics.

Sep 7 (1st Sunday) 7:30am-5pm, Huntington Beach: Military Families Speak Out and Veterans For Peace will again be setting up the Arlington West Display on the sands of Huntington Beach at 6th Street.   We are still deployed and fighting in Afghanistan in America's longest war, so there will be another Arlington West in Huntington Beach. Please help if you can but if your schedule doesn't permit that please consider coming by to visit if that's possible.   While polls show public opinion turning sharply against our continued deployment in Afghanistan and America's longest ever war, and our President having committed to "ending the war", we need to maintain our efforts to keep visible the costs and to support our veterans. Our continuing efforts to remind the public of the cost of our wars and to "bring Our Troops Home" must continue. Come help or just visit.   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, and/or come by 5:00PM to help take it down and put it away.

Sep 7 Sunday noon-2pm, La Habra: Rice Bowl Fundraiser for Ida MacMurray for La Habra City School District @ MacMurray Residence, 1504 North Orange St.
Contributor levels: $100 Honor Roll; $80 Student of the Week; $40 Advanced; $20 Grade Level. Enjoy making your own Asian Rice Bowl or Southwest Rice Bowl, or mix them all together! Questions, contact Ida at lh@macmurrayforschoolboard.com.

Sep 7 (1st Sunday) 2-3pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Speaker will be Dr. Lisabeth Ryder, head of the LA chapter of WORCS, a nonprofit organization that is designed to be a resource for people who are interested in starting their own worker cooperatives and for cooperatives in their early stages of development.

Sep 7 Sunday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: "Family Farmers? (¿Comida local?)" @ Centro Cultural de México
Worldwide Music Video Release: "Family Farmers?" by Scott Keltic Knot and panel discussion by local food advocates.   Estreno Mundial del Video Musical: "Family Farmers? (¿Comida local?)" por Scott Keltic Knot y un panel de promotores de comida local.

Sep 7 Sunday 6pm, Irvine: Disruption Movie Screening @ Ron & Masha's Home - near corner of Irvine Center & Yale
Ron Varasteh, a former U.S. Congress Democratic Party Nominee, is hosting a movie party on his majestic 52" LCD TV with surround sound! This movie party is a terrific opportunity to connect and get informed so we can end toxic political influence on our democracy and address our global climate change crisis. http://act.350.org/event/disruption/7866

[update] Sep 8 Monday 5:30pm, Tustin: NWPC OC Presents Candidate Forum & Fundraiser for NWPC OC Endorsed Candidates Featuring Betty Yee as Special Guest Speaker @ Loveland residence, 10920 Silverado Terrace
Yee is candidate for California State Controller. Candidate forum is from 5:30 to 6:30pm; guest speaker Betty Yee, at 6:45pm. NWPC members $20 ($30 at door); non-members $30 ($40 at door). Proceeds will be used to support NWPC endorsed candidates. For ticket and membership, price is $75. To RSVP go to nwpcoc.org/candidate_forum_and_fundraiser. Questions, email info@nwpcoc.org or call 714/676-8066.

Sep 8 Monday 7-9pm, Orange: Pax Christi meeting @ St. Joseph Center, 480 S. Batavia, in classroom 4.
Come join us as we pray the Vespers for Peace and make plans for the nonviolent actions during the week of Sept. 21 to Sept. 28.

Sep 9 Tuesday 2:30-5pm, Orange: Making Cap-and-Trade Work - A Feedback Session on the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program @ St. Joseph Center, Mother Lewis Room RSVP: Click here eventbrite.com/e/cap-and-trade-workshop-tickets-12744279483

Sep 9 Tuesday 7-9pm, Brea: PDA North OC: Progressive Author, Professor and Speaker, Peter Mathews will talk about Reclaiming the American Dream @ Lascari's Restaurant, 1060 E. Imperial Hwy. (across from the Brea mall)
Dr. Peter Mathews, author of Dollar Democracy: With Liberty and Justice for Some will discuss how the demise of the middle class, dismantling of our educational system, destruction of our environment, deregulation of Big Ag (GMO proliferation) and the other evils that were made possible through Citizens United decision and corrupt politicians that were willing to sell out to the 1%. Let's learn what we can do to reclaim our democracy. Dr. Mathews will also be doing book signings and answering questions.   We will discuss our Sept. letter drop and IOT reports. Please join us to hear from this outstanding speaker, author and professor. Join us ...Let's reclaim our American Dream!   6:15 PM social (chatting/food ordering) 7:00 PM   info: carolelevers@gmail.com

Sep 10 Wednesday 5-7pm, Newport Beach: No's Unite - Fundraiser & Awareness Event: Getting Out the No Vote on Measure Y @ Newport Beach Vineyards & Winery, 2128 Mesa Drive.
Co-hosted by Former Citizens of the Year Evelyn Hart, Jean Watt, Bob Shelton. RSVP by Sept. 8. Questions contact info-newportvotesno.org or 949/864-6616. If you are unable to attend, please let us know how you can help by visiting http://NewportVotesNO.org/support.

Sep 10 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Rainbow Speaker Series: Writing Through The Movement @ The Center OC, 1605 N Spurgeon St.
Marilynn Montaño will be leading an amazing and engaging writing workshop for group. Marilynn is a young writer, activist, and poet in Santa Ana, California. Montano is a proud daughter of hardworking migrant parents from Puebla, Mexico. Her creativity roots of her mothers womb.   She has been published in Seeds of Resistance, Santanero Zine, Mujeres de Maiz, Tortilla Power, Barrio Writers, and Los Angeles Water Works: Histories of Water and Place. Montano has interned and written for The Orange County Register, Voice of OC, and The OC Weekly. Montano won the 2013 OC Press Club Award for a series she co-authored for the Voice of OC on housing insecurities in OC.

Sep 10 Wednesday 7pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club meeting with Toni Iseman @ Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 429 Cypress Drive
For more information visit lagunabeachdemocraticclub.com and facebook.com/lbdcpage

Sep 10 Wednesday 7pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd ADA Monthly Meeting with Guest Speaker City Council Candidate Joe Shaw @ IAMAW District Lodge, 5402 Bolsa Ave.
Meeting begins at 7pm; doors open at 6:30pm.

Sep 10 Wednesday 7pm, Dana Point: Peter Mathews - Move to Amend and the importance of the We the People amendment @ Dana Point Community House, 24642 San Juan Ave
Author of Dollar Democracy: Liberty and Justice for Some; How to Reclaim the American Dream for All, Peter Mathews' life's work involves educating the public on accurate facts and progressive ideas in order to create and expand equal opportunity in America and the world. That has driven his quest for economic and social justice through the media and his work in the community. To learn more about Peter Mathews visit epetermathews.com

Sep 12 Friday 1pm, Seal Beach: Howard Raleigh, Executive Director, and Deanne Tate, President and CEO Of Veterans First will speak at Senior Patriots for Peace Meeting @ Clubhouse 4 in Leisure World.
Title of event is A Helping Hand to Veterans In Need and donations will be accepted; needed items include comforters, pillow, linens, socks and toiletries. All are invited to this free event. Those attending from outside Leisure World must call Nancy at 562/896-8604 to leave name for guest list at the Main Gate.

Sep 12 Friday 1:15pm, Santa Ana: Humanists and Politics @ Knowlwood, 2107 East 17th St
An informal lunch meeting to continue our discussion of the philosophy and values of humanism. meetup.com/OCHumanists/events/192254272

Sep 12 Friday 6-8pm, Fullerton: World Workshop #32: "We Are One" @ California State University, Fullerton, Humanities Bldg. Room 123, 800 N. State College Blvd.
At a time of utter division and violence, to what extent does the world remain, or become, "one world"? A continuation of our May 2014 workshop "LIVING WITH EARTH," this workshop will detail aspects of the organic interconnection between humans, animals and earth. Writers, artists and grassroots activists from various fields (ecology, politics, ethics, climate science, biology, agriculture, art, music, literature, urbanism, economics, sociology, psychology, medicine, philosophy, spirituality, etc.) are now together merging forces to affirm the singularity and connectedness of our ecosystem. We'll present a few of the facets that contribute to this affirmation: "We are one!"   This workshop is organized by the Left Bank and the CSUF Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. meetup.com/The-Left-Bank-of-Orange-County/events/195657892

Sep 13 Saturday 9am-5pm, Los Angeles: 2014 LACDP Democratic Club & Activist Summit @ California State University LA. 5151 State University Dr.
lacdp.org/summit2014

Sep 13 (2nd Saturday) 10am-noon, Irvine: OC Peace Coalition General Meeting
WHERE: The new Friends meeting house at 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.
WHO: 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

Sep 13 Saturday 11am-1pm, Laguna Beach: Town Hall on CA Proposition 47, Criminal Sentences. Misdemeanor Penalties @ UU Fellowship of Laguna Beach, 429 Cypress Dr.
Guest Speakers include Robert Rook from Californians for Safety and Justice, Jean Ruan from the League of Women Voters, and Jan Meslin from OCCCO, Orange County Congregation Community Organization   Part of an ongoing series sponsored by Advocates for Cost Effective Justice in Orange County Information: Jan, 858-395-4675 or meslinjan@gmail.com (check at door if you have problems parking)

Sep 13 Saturday 1:30pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Glenn Branch, National Center for Science Education, Deputy Director will provide an update on Evolution vs Intelligent Design in the Schools. For more info: (949) 733-9157 www.au-oc.org or email OrangeCountyAU@yahoo.com.

[update] Sep 13 Saturday 3-5pm, Santa Ana: Grito de Townsend: March Against SanTana Gang Injunction @ The Yost Theater, 307 N Spurgeon St
Every year the City of Santa Ana holds a Mexican Independence Day celebration. Thousands attend. THIS YEAR we will be marching to stop the proposed gang injunction in Townsend.

Sep 14 Sunday 11am-7pm, Santa Ana: A RiSING Community "Giving the Most in Need, a Chance to Succeed" @ Memorial Park, Flower and Anahurst
We're using this gathering as a means to boost awareness and rally support of the surrounding communities to uplift its struggling members from poverty.   A RiSING Community is a free service community benefit event with specific focus on providing support for the most in need. We interviewed members of the homeless community and listened to the needs of the people on the street level then designed this event in order to provide services to meet those needs.   888.800.0844 thriving@theheartofdelight.org

[update] Sep 14 Sunday 1-3pm 2-4pm, Dana Point: an afternoon with Wendy Gabriella, Candidate for California State Assembly District 73 @ StillWater Spirits & Sounds, 24701 Del Prado Jacks Restaurant, 24462 Del Prado
Yesterday at 5 PM Stillwater canceled our event. We have determined that Wendy's opponent in this race, Republican Bill Brough, contacted the owners yesterday and pressured them to cancel. They caved. This says a lot about Stillwater, which is also opening a location in the harbor under the name Watermans   We have now rescheduled this event for this Sunday from 2 pm to 4 pm at Jacks Restaurant 24462 Del Prado. The owner of Jacks, Jack Loconsolo, was gracious enough to help us make this event happen on short notice. We hope to see you there.   https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/wendy2014 RSVP: roseallaire@gmail.com 949.290.1376

Sep 14 Sunday 3-5pm, Tustin: Climate Change Committee Meeting @ REI, 2962 El Camino Real, We will be in the Community Meeting room of the REI store in Tustin Marketplace meetup.com/ClimateChangeCommittee/events/205904392 Roundtable discussion on climate issues including having meetings in Los Angeles area. Also all Sierra Club members are invited to participate in a large Climate rally on Sat. Sept.20th from 1-5 pm. Sierra Club members will rally on the corner of Wilshire and Normandie down the block from the Sierra Club office. We received lots of responses of our letter about the Huntington Beach Power Plant.

Sep 16 Tuesday 5-7:30pm, Aliso Viejo: Canyon Democrats @ Capistrano Unified Education Association, 27422 Aliso Creek Road, Suite 100
Please join us to make phone calls for Lynn and Gila Jones for CUSD Trustee Area 6. Please RSVP to me at fsdao1@me.com.

Sep 16 Tuesday 5:30pm, Corona Del Mar: Hosting Forum for Newport Beach City Council Candidates @ Five Crowns, 3801 East Coast Hwy
$20.00/per person Admission includes appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages. After a brief reception period the Candidates will be introduced. A series of questions will be asked of each candidate. There will also be an opportunity for audience participation. Club business will follow the forum meetup.com/newportbeachwomensdemocraticclub-com/events/206219462/

Sep 16 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Paula Garb will speak on "Waging Peace." She is associate director of UCI's International Studies Program and founding member of UCI's Peacebuilding Program, an international clearinghouse for research, education and action on public peace processes. Paula will pay special attention to Marc Gopin's book, "Bridges Across an Impossible Divide: the Inner Lives of Arab and Jewish Peacemakers". Please join us and share your ideas.

Sep 17 Wednesday 6pm, Dana Point: The Progressives of South OC will have their first fall social at Harpoon Henry's in Dana Point Harbor (34555 Golden Lantern, Dana Point Harbor) on Wed., Sept. 17, 6 PM. Please RSVP to SCNJ66@yahoo.com

Sep 17 (3rd Wednesday) 7-8:30pm, Orange: OC Death Penalty Focus @ St. Joseph Center, Room 4, 480 S Batavia
OCChapterDPF@gmail.com facebook.com/OCCDPF https://twitter.com/oc_dpf

Sep 17 Wednesday 7pm, Claremont: To Prison for Poverty, a film brought to the screen by the ACLU and Brave New Films exposes the financial and emotional devastation reeked on poor families by the private prison industry. @ The Forum Bookstore in the Old Packing House, 586 W. First St. Claremont
We've long known that issues of mass incarceration disproportionately affect poor people. In our video about the money bail system, we found that the wealthier a person is when arrested, the less he or she will pay in terms of money and freedom. A rich person can pay bail right away and go home, receiving his or her money back upon returning to court. A poor person accused of the same thing must pay fees to a bail bondsmen to secure freedom, but that fee is never refunded. That means that a teacher might pay $40,000 in bail fines, when a movie star charged with the same offense would pay nothing.   We need to know these people's stories. They are our neighbors.   For more information: jforney@pcu-la.org

Sep 18 Thursday 11:30am, Costa Mesa/Santa Ana: Bravo Family, The Orange County Congregation Community Organization, Community and members of the faith community call for the immediate release of community leader and rights activist Luis Bravo @ 1562 Caraway Dr. Apt. A Costa Mesa 92626 and ICE Detention CENTER in Santa Ana
Remember, although Luis Bravo was released from detention, he is still in deportation proceedings. Please sign if you haven't already: petitions.moveon.org/sign/lets-stop-luis-bravos.fb49 Here's one of several articles about Luis and his family, this one in Costa Mesa's Daily Pilot: dailypilot.com/news/tn-dpt-me-0919-bravo-deportation-20140918,0,6251238.story

Sep 18 Thursday noon, Irvine: DFOC luncheon honoring: Assemblymember Anthony Rendon Chair of the Assembly Water Committee @ The Irvine Hilton, 18800 MacArthur Blvd.
To reserve a Non-Member ticket ($45.00) you may write a check payable to DFOC, PO Box 26708, Santa Ana, CA 92799 ...or pay securely online at secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/anthonyrendon

Sep 18 Thursday 2pm, Laguna Woods: Concerned Citizens Book Review Matt Tabbi's DIVIDE: American Injustice In The Age Of The Wealth Gap @ CH-1
Pat Nelson, CC President, will consider Tabbi's contention: "The divide is what allows massively destructive fraud by the hyper-wealthy, while turning poverty itself into a crime"   Tabbi is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone, and authored The Great Derangement and Griftopia.   Pat is a USC MA Sociology graduate, a thirty-year Laguna Woods Village resident, and a thirty-year member of Concerned Citizens.   This presentation is free to members and guests. Call Margaret Pearlman, 768-1649, for information

Sep 18 Thursday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Feet to the Fire Forum for Costa Mesa City Council Candidates @ Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Rd.
Doors open at 6:30pm, forums start at 7pm and last about 1 ½ hours. Co-creators of the forums are Barbara Venezia, OC Register, and John Canalis, Daily Pilot and Voice of OC.

Sep 18-21 Thursday-Sunday 8pm, Santa Ana: The Long Road Today/El Largo Camino de Hoy, Based on True Stories of Santa Ana residents by Jose Cruz Gonzalez @ Santa Ana Civic Center Plaza.
The play is directed by Armando Molina with music and lyrics by Moises Vazquez and produced with South Coast Repertory. Ticket info to be announced. Play dates include Sep 26-28 at 8pm. For updates and to learn how to get involved, please email dialogos@scr.org or call 714/708-5843. The stories and talent of nearly 1,000 Santa Ana residents helped inspire the creation of this distinctive and heart-touching play that celebrates a diverse community that will stop at nothing to build a city of hope, safety and beauty.

Sep 19 Friday 7pm, Fullerton: North County OC NORML meeting Larry's Pizza 926 Orangethorpe Ave.
kandiceocnorml@aol.com (714) 928-9129

Sep 20 Saturday 5-7pm, Costa Mesa: Beacon of Light at Fairview Church - 65 Years of Shining our Light in OC @ Fairview Community Church, 2525, Fairview Rd.
To celebrate those who shine their light seeking justice in our community, we proudly present the Beacon of Light Celebration honoring Eric Altman for service as Director of OCCORD, Orange County Community Organized for Responsible Development; Jean and Frank Forbath, Founders of Share our Selves and activists in OC, and the Gay and Lesbian Center of Orange County, supporting members and allies of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender. Program includes awards, reception, hors d'oeuvres and silent auction. Ad space and sponsorships are available. Admission: advance $45, at the door $55. ocfairviewchurch.org/news-events/beacon-of-light-celebration

Sep 20 Saturday 6pm, Buena Park: El Centro Cultural de Mexico's 20th Anniversary Fundraiser Dinner @ UFCW 324, 8530 Stanton Ave.
Join us as we celebrate 20 years of existence, resistance, and community building in Santana! Kickoff of our fundraising drive to purchase our own building for Centro. Food, music, dancing and more! $10 donation, get your tickets on PayPal

Sep 21 Saturday 6pm, Irvine: 2nd Annual Building Our Community through Interfaith Harmony http://now-events.net/us/page/1438236

Sep 21 Sunday 10am-4pm, Rancho Santa Margarita: OC Peace Fest @ 23151 Camino Altozano
The OC Peace Fest is a community wide gathering to celebrate the UN International Day of Peace and the Closing Ceremonies of the Compassion Games by honoring all of our efforts throughout the year to foster peace and compassion throughout OC ocpeacefest.org

Sep 21 Sunday 11am, Costa Mesa: Feed Your Brain Lecture Series: Letter to a Christian Nation Free Country @ Costa Mesa Community Center, 1845 Park Ave.
The science deniers who seek to spread doubt about evolution, climate change and vaccines are not alone in the spreading of bogus information. A new breed of history deniers is rewriting the American story to fit their religion's agenda. Revisionists like former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee seek to reframe the Framers as good Christians seeking to create the newly United States of Jesus. So are we a Christian Nation since the U.S. is predominantly Christian? Are we then a female nation since we are 52.4% female? Does Christianity make the U.S. great?   Secular activists Ed Buckner and Jim Underdown will provide lively criticism on the revisionist arguments people - including the Supreme Court - use to evade the 1st Amendment to the Constitution.   Hosted by the CFI Community of OC   Admission Public: $8 Students (with ID): $4 Friends of the Center: FREE.

Sep 21 Sunday 11:30am, Mission Viejo: The Dream Is Now Documentary Film @ Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23436 Madero
Join OCCCO (Orange County Congregation Community Organization), Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation & Irvine United Congregational Church to explore the realities of undocumented students in the US today. Free admission; refreshments served. For more info, call 714/612-5028. See Sep 28 below for info on the showing scheduled for Irvine United Congregational Church.

Sep 21 Sunday noon-1pm, Huntington Beach: Peoples Climate March - OC @ Huntington Beach Pier, Main & PCH
Please join us in this global day of action! peoplesclimate.org

Sep 21 Sunday 6-8:30pm, Irvine: Animal Protection & Rescue League @ IRWD Duck Club 15 Riparian View 6:00 Vegan Potluck (no meat, dairy, eggs, or honey) 7:00 Presentation and Q&A   Matt Rossell will discuss ADI's current US campaigns to end the suffering of animals used for entertainment, including our efforts to pass the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act (HR 4525), our No Fun For Elephants Campaign, and he will discuss ADI's efforts abroad including our current dramatic rescue where we are on the ground in Peru rescuing all the wild animals in circuses and bringing them to sanctuary. He will lead a discussion about how local involvement will bring about an end to the use of animals in circuses worldwide, and field questions and conversation over good food and company.

Sep 21 Sunday 1pm, Anaheim: Angels Baseball game Signs/flashcards for thousands to see and an action after the game. We did this last year and it was lots of fun.Contact Ed at 714-317-3969

Sep 21 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Combined Rally for Justice @ Alton/Culver
We need everyone who stands for justice to join in. If you stand for Palestine, Ferguson, Immigration, etc. Then let's show our numbers in LA and OC, same date, same time. The OC rally will end with an Interfaith gathering where the topic of sacred texts is: Do we believe in Justice for All?

Sep 21 Sunday 2pm, Laguna Beach: Israel, Myths vs. Fact with Israeli-American Peace Activist Miko Peled @ Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann's Dr.
Are Americans factually informed about the occupation of Palestine and the dangers of our relationship with Israel on a national and international scale? Mr. Peled was raised in Israel and served in the Israeli Military. He is now a peace activist, author, lecturer and author of The General's Son, Journey of an Israeli in Palestine. $10.00 donation requested.

Sep 21 Sunday 5-7pm, Irvine: 2nd Annual Building Our Community through Interfaith Harmony @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Parkway
The only interfaith gathering in Irvine continuing with our last year's event, Justice, Peace & Faith. A faithful look at how we can attain justice and peace through our faiths. Co-sponsored by Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council and Orange County Interfaith Network.

Sep 21 Sunday 5-8pm, Anaheim: 20th Annual Harry S Truman Awards Dinner with keynote Debbie Wasserman Schultz @ Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort, 1855 South Harbor Blvd
Congresswoman & Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, will be the keynote speaker at our 20th Annual Harry S Truman Awards Dinner Click here for ticket/sponsorship information and to reserve your seat

Sep 23 (4th Tuesday) 5-6:30pm, Orange: Peace Vigil by MFSO and CODEPINK The Orange Circle at the intersection of Glassell St and Chapman Ave.
[Note time change in order to accommodate Paths to Just Peace, Commemorating International Day of Peace]   hope you will join us at our monthly MFSO/ Code Pink vigil. Please encourage everyone to come; there is a lot of traffic so it's well worth the time. Come help us get the word out that we demand an end to the war in Afghanistan NOW - 2014 is a full 2 years away and we will not stand by silently.. We have signs, but please bring your own if you have one.

Sep 23 Tuesday 6pm, Fullerton: Symposium on the Impact of Oil Extraction in North OC @ Titan Student Union at Cal State Fullerton
nsm.fullerton.edu/fracking

Sep 23 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Orange: Paths to Just Peace, Commemorating International Day of Peace with Kathy Kelly. @ Mother Louis Room, St. Joseph Center, 480 S. Batavia St.
Kelly, a lifelong peace activist, will explore the possibilities of nonviolence in a world of violence and share her experiences in her journey to promote peace. Event is co-sponsored by Pax Christi Southern California and Campaign Nonviolence. Free will offering appreciated. For more info Maria Elena Perales mpareles@csjorange.org.

Sep 24 Wednesday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Downtown Neighborhood Association & National Organization For Women Will host the annual: Voter Educational Forum On Propositions @ Santa Ana Senior Center, 424 W. 3rd. St
DTNA Mission Statement: We are an organization committed to developing a sense of community while preserving and enhancing the integrity of our neighborhood.   1.Welcome: Downtown Neighborhood President, Tish Leon 2. OC League of Women Voters to moderate: A Voteer Educational Forum on California's Proposed Ballot Initiatives   For more information please email or call Tish Leon: tishleon@roadrunner.com   http://voterguide.sos.ca.gov/

Sep 24 Wednesday 7pm, Garden Grove: Conversation with Dorothy Day @ Columbian Church, 10801 Stanford Ave.
Contact: Sharon 714- 420 6771

Sep 24 Wednesday 7pm, Huntington Beach: Debate / Discussion #11 Free Will @ Huntington Beach Community Church, 8101 Slater Ave.
If possible, this event will be streamed live and free from Backyardskeptics.com - streaming page - choose debates from the dropdown list. This event is free. meetup.com/backyard-skeptics-south/events/208892932

Sep 24 Wednesday 7pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats endorsement meeting and mixer @ Bistro 400, 400 W. 4th St.
Our guest speaker will be David Claudio Brena, the new Field Director for the Democratic Party of Orange County. David will head up the party's coordinated campaign efforts and lead the charge into the 2014 midterm elections. David was recognized by OCYD as a "Rising Star" at last year's Young Democrats in the Spotlight event for his work as an LGBT and immigration rights activist.   We will also be voting to endorse Democratic candidates running for office in the 2014 elections. At the meeting OCYD's Executive Board will present to the membership its recommendations for endorsements. All current OCYD members who have paid their annual membership dues ($35) are eligible to vote. For questions, please contact Jesse Ben-Ron, OCYD Political Director. ocyd.org

Sep 25 Thursday 6-9pm, Garden Grove: Legislation & Candidate Forum hosted by OC NAACP & the OC LULAC Foundation @ OCLF Center, 11277 Garden Grove Blvd Ste. 101-A
All local and state candidates in Nov. election have been invited. Democratic, Republican and Green Party representatives have been invited to share their party's plans for OC. Questions: Donald Craig, OC NAACP Pres., drcraig1955@gmail.com, 714/325-0103; Benny Diaz Jr, OCLF Pres., bennydias@sbcglobal.net, 714/357-4328.

Sep 25 Thursday 6:45pm, Irvine: Education: Where Are We? With Women For OC & Capistrano League of Women Voters @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 5 Riaprian View
This event will explore Common Core, Charter Schools and the Role of School Boards with representatives from Capistrano Unified School District and the CAPO District Board. Free and open to the public. Snacks at 6:30, meeting at 6:45. Men are invited. Women For is collecting 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 and Hand Arts. For more info, womenforoc@aol.com or womenfororangecounty.org.

Sep 25 Thursday 7pm Irvine: PDA Greater OC Chapter @ Home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River
Please bring Pot Luck Snack Food Item INTRODUCTIONS   NATIONAL "Change Makes Change!"   EDUCATE CONG/PROG ROUNDTABLE/People's Climate March: debrief IOTs {EWO, HCHR, SGW, ECR, CFTE, ESJ} Working Grps {ERA, EMI}-- reports www.pdamerica.org, www.pdacommunity.org, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Updates: Middle East Crisis, Stop TPP/Fast Track, Ratify ERA, SP/MFA, RH Tax, Carbon Tax, Overturn CUnited.   REGIONAL   CDP/Prog Caucus, Issues, State Candidates   LOCAL   PDA North OC Chapter Report 2ND TUES Reports: DPOC, Candidates, Coffee/Weekly Disc Groups-Los Amigos, LH Progs, DFA, CHC-OC, MoveOn, Issues Groups, Occupy, Actions, Announcements… WEEKLY ORANGE COUNTY PROGRESSIVE Other Announcements / Events   OPEN DISCUSSION   NEXT MEETING Weds 10/29 7PM

Sep 25 Thursday 8pm, Santa Ana: Documented - Presented by and Benefiting Chican@s Unidos @ The Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St.
In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in the New York Times Magazine. Documented chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an immigration reform activist; and his journey inward as he re-connects with his mother, whom he hasn't seen in person in over 20 years.   Chican@s Unidos (CU) is a GRASSROOTS multi-issue and multi-ethnic Chicano organization. CU is committed to building strong communities through cultural projects, educational achievement, civic engagement, neighborhood organizing, and coalition building around social justice, educational, and economic issues. Their purpose is to achieve community self-determinism in Orange County, by promoting Chican@ Mexican@ Indigenous pride while maintaining a gender-balanced and working-people perspective in interpreting and documenting our history, while developing proactive solutions.   This event has been generously sponsored by Pacific Coast Patrol and California Impact Patrol.

Sep 26-28 Friday-Sunday 6:30am-7pm, Tustin: Fourth Annual OC Stand Down @ Army Reserve Center, off Jamboree near The District at Tustin Legacy Center
ocstanddown.org Free Transportation to the Stand Down will be provided on Friday and Saturday at 0730. The return Trip will be Sunday at 1300. Pick up locations are:   Anaheim - La Palma Park at the "Burrito Giant"   Buena Park - VFW Post 8954 - 871 Whitaker St. (Parking lot)   Capistrano Beach - 26010 Domingo Ave "San Felipe de Jesus" Catholic Church   Costa Mesa - 1885 Anaheim Ave "Lighthouse Church"   Fullerton - Armory - 400 South Brookhurst Rd (Brookhurst / Valencia)   Garden Grove - VFW 11551 Trask Ave (Parking lot)   Lake Forest - South County Outreach - 26776 Vista Terrace   VA Long Beach - 5901 E 7th St - Back of "Old Canteen"   Orange - 517 W. Struck Ave. "Mary's Kitchen"   San Clemente - IHope Resource Center, 106 W. Canada   Santa Ana - Civic Center Veterans Walk of Honor   Santa Ana - Salvation Army - 818 E 3rd St   Stanton - 7855 Katella (& Beach) "Illuminations Foundation"

Sep 26-28 Friday-Sunday 8pm, Santa Ana: The Long Road Today/El Largo Camino de Hoy, Based on True Stories of Santa Ana residents by Jose Cruz Gonzalez @ Santa Ana Civic Center Plaza.
The play is directed by Armando Molina with music and lyrics by Moises Vazquez and produced with South Coast Repertory. Ticket info to be announced. Play dates include Sep 26-28 at 8pm. For updates and to learn how to get involved, please email dialogos@scr.org or call 714/708-5843. The stories and talent of nearly 1,000 Santa Ana residents helped inspire the creation of this distinctive and heart-touching play that celebrates a diverse community that will stop at nothing to build a city of hope, safety and beauty.

Sep 27 Saturday 10am-noon, La Habra/Fullerton/Anaheim/Garden Grove/Santa Ana/Fountain Valley/Costa Mesa: Take a Spot for Peace event
Stand in witness with your group/family in solidarity with others across the nation! please call Alice Soto, SoCal Pax Christi 714-465-9361  
Cities Cross St on Harbor Blvd
La Habra Whittier
La Habra/Fullerton Imperial
Fullerton Chapman
Fullerton Orangethorpe
Anaheim Ball
Anaheim Katella
Garden Grove Garden Grove
Santa Ana 1st (Bolsa)
Fountain Valley Edinger
Santa Ana/Costa Mesa MacArthur
Costa Mesa Adams
Costa Mesa Newport
paceebene.org/event/cnv-action-orange-county-ca

Sep 27 Saturday 10am-6pm, Irvine: Irvine Global Village Festival @ Bill Barber Park, 4 Civic Center Plaza
irvinefestival.org

Sep 28 Sunday 12:30-3pm, Irvine: "The Dream is Now": Documentary film & panel discussion on immigration reform @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Parkway
Join us in viewing this important documentary film on the Dreamers and the struggle for comprehensive and compassionate immigration reform. The film will be followed by a panel discussion among Dreamers, formerly detained immigrants and detainee visitors. (See also Sep 21 above for info on the showing scheduled for Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Mission Viejo.)

Sep 28 Sunday 6pm, Newport Beach: Put Some Focus on 'Consciousness' meetup.com/bookclub-794/events/204730162


OCTOBER

Oct 1 Wednesday noon-2pm, Newport Beach: DFOC Luncheon Honoring Azim Khamisa @ The Irvine Hilton, 18800 MacArthur Blvd. secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/azimkhamisa Author, activist, and inspirational speaker Azim Khamisa carries his inspirational message of forgiveness, peace and hope into a world in desperate need of each. Following the loss of his only son Tariq in 1995 to a senseless, gang-related murder, Azim chose the path of forgiveness and compassion rather than revenge and bitterness, and this amazing choice led to the establishment of the Tariq Khamisa Foundation (www.TKF.org) and the subsequent forgiveness movement which has reached millions.   To reserve a Non-Member ticket ($45.00) you may write a check payable to DFOC, PO Box 26708, Santa Ana, CA 92799 or through ActBlue. secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/azimkhamisa

Oct 1 Wednesday 6:30pm, Newport Beach: OC for Climate Action (OCCA) planning meeting (a project created in partnership with UNA-OC) @ 2424 SE Bristol Street, Suite 300
If you arrive late, the door will be locked. To be let in, call Patty's cell: 949.246.2969 Call in option: (951) 262-4343 | Participant access code: 377504

Oct 1 Wednesday 6:30pm, Irvine: The Young Ethics Advocates (YEA) of Irvine, Northwood, University, & Woodbridge High Schools proudly present Inspiration for Truth & Reconciliation with Linda and Molly Biehl @ Northwood High School, 4515 Portola Pkwy
speaking on the inspirational roles of Nelson Mandela and the Biehl family in the Truth and Reconciliation restorative process in South Africa.   With musical and artistic performances by students from all 4 high schools. This event is a community celebration of IUSD's 2014 school year!   Funds raised at the event will be YEA's contribution to the Amy Biehl Foundation. Additional generous contributions will be most appreciated.

Oct 1 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 South Coast Drive (Metropointe Shopping Center)
Speakers Debbie Cook, Board President, Post Carbon Institute. Debbie will discuss the work of the Post Carbon Institute and the organization's work in leading the transition to a more resilient, equitable and sustainable world. Visit http://www.postcarbon.org/   Nick Anas, Executive Director, Democratic Party of Orange County. Nick will lead a discussion of the propositions scheduled for the Nov. election. Bring your questions and concerns.

Oct 1 Wednesday 7-9pm, Costa Mesa: Greenpeace OC Documentary Night Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide @ 125 E Baker St Suite B115
Inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's book, the documentary series introduces women and girls who are living under some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable - and fighting bravely to change them. Traveling with intrepid reporter Nicholas Kristof and A-list celebrity advocates America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde, the film reflects viable and sustainable options for empowerment and offers an actionable blueprint for transformation.

Oct 1 Wednesday 7:30pm, Santa Ana: OC Pride 2015 Planning Committee Meeting @ Chapter One: the modern local, 227 N Broadway (in the Red Room)
OC Pride is looking for experienced people interested in joining our 2015 Pride Planning Committee!   We especially need people experienced in any of the following: -Sponsorship -Fundraising/Ad Sales -Entertainment Booking -Social Media -Secretary -Accounting/Finances -Government Operations -Volunteer Recruitment   This is your time to ask questions! Task-related training can be provided.   OC Pride is a 100% volunteer, non-profit organization and all positions are unpaid. Volunteers gain resume experience and the opportunity to help attain equality and respect for all people in a progressive OC.

Oct 2 Thursday 6-9pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North Orange County @ Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 North Harbor Blvd.
2014 CA Propositions Night at the DNOC! It's time to get the pros and cons on the statewide propositions which will be presented by DNOC's Monika Broome. Bring your Voter Guide to join in and take notes as Monika explains the issues addressed in the November election's propositions. 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 Pete Anderson, petedem04@gmail.com

Oct 2 Thursday 6pm, Costa Mesa: AF3IRM OC/ Transnational Feminism Educational Discussion @ Portola Coffee Lab, 3313 Hyland Ave Suite B2
AF3IRM OC will be leading a discussion on Transnational Feminism; what it is, what does it look like and how do we practice it.   Attendance is restricted to women-identified individuals. Mothers with their babies are welcome!

Oct 2 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa City Council Candidates' Forum. Sponsored by Eastside Costa Mesa Neighbors' Group, the forum meet and greet begins at 6:30pm and the forum at 7pm. For info, visit, http://www.eastsidecm.org, email esidecm@gmail.com or phone 949/478-1395.

[Moved] Oct 3 Friday 8-10pm, Anahiem/Fullerton: Assistance to the Homeless for Fall [Moved to Oct 10 @ La Palma Park, 1151 N Anaheim Blvd.
due to an unforeseeable circumstance, our homeless assistance night was bumped one week later, same time, to 10/10. Please meet us in La Palma Park then! Thank You!

Oct 3 Friday 8:30pm, Lake Forest: South County OC NORML meeting @ Fuddruckers, 23621 El Toro Rd.
the Director of CA NORML, Dale Geiringer will be a special guest at the South County OC NORML meeting

Oct 4 Saturday 7:30am San Clemente/8:30am San Juan Capistrano/10am Newport Back Bay/1:30pm Huntington Beach/3:30pm Seal Beach/4:30pm Long Beach: 18th Annual Pilgrimage of the Gabrielino/Tongva and Juaneno/Acjachemen People as We Carry Prayers to Honor the Spirits of our Ancestors.
Joining the pilgrimage will be the California Bear Dancers & Musicians Gary Lemos & Sara Thompson and Robert Leon. For info, contact Rebecca Robles at ancestorwalk@gmail.com. Carpooling is encouraged. Potluck-prepared dishes appreciated. Skirts required for Bear Ceremony. http://facebook.com/121990207811286/photos/a.165810320095941.44412.121990207811286/859374117406221

Oct 4 Saturday 8:30am, Costa Mesa: Walking Precincts for Joel Flores, Candidate Coast Community College Trustee with Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers @ 2900 Bristol Street, Suite C107
Precinct walking is scheduled for every Saturday from now until the election on Nov. 4. Phone banking is Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 5-8pm at same address. For more info, visit http://votejoelflores.com/. Questions, contact info@votejoelflores.com.

Oct 4 Saturday 9am-noon Brea/9:30am-noon Newport Beach: Monthly Meeting of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL)
9am-noon: Brea Brea Congregational Church at 300 E. Imperial Hwy in Brea 92821
9:30am-noon: St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Road, Newport Beach CA 92660
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 Newport Beach. Learn about CCL and register for live weekly introductory call at CitizensClimateLobby.org.

Oct 4 Saturday 9am-2pm, Santa Ana: Solorio Super Saturday with Jose Solorio @ Campaign Headquarters, 1325 W. Warner Ave.
Please join Solorio friends and supporters for some snacks, lunch, precinct walks, phone banking and lawn sign pick up and deliveries. Long Beach location Office also open for Solorio Super Saturday at 4714 Los Coyotes Diagonal, Long Beach. You may RSVP to Amalia Mejia at Amalia@SolorioForSenate.com, 714/557-2438. More info at www.solorioforsenate.com.

Oct 4 Saturday 10am-noon, Santa Ana: UNA-USA OC Chapter UN Coffee Talk Series Speaker Dr. Nubar Hovseplan, Chair and Associate Professor of Policital Science, Chapman University, Understanding Current Developments in the Middle East - What Can the UN Do? American Red Cross Building, 600 Parkcenter Drive, Santa Ana 92705 (Between 5 and 55 Freeways off 4th St. Park in the back and look for balloons and signage.

Oct 4 Saturday 4-7pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC Wine and Appetizer Party @ home of Josh Newman and Darcy Lewis, 2740 Domingo Rd.
Join friends and local candidates as we move into final stretch before the Nov. election. Cost: $15 per person, $25 per couple, $4 wine and beer available, $2 sodas. Please RSVP to Barbara Nicoll at 714/353-4912 or Linda Gardner at 714/525-8633. Pay at the door or mail your check made to DNOC, c/l Tammi McIntyre, 118 Chestnut Place, Fullerton 93832-2123.

Oct 5 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Local Candidates in November   We have confirmed two local candidates to talk about their campaigns, and are waiting to confirm more:   Jane Rands, running for Fullerton City Council http://janerands.com   Ron Varasteh, running for Municipal Water District, Area 5   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.

Oct 5 Sunday 5pm, Santa Ana: 49th Annual Farm Worker Autumn Celebration, sponsored by OC Interfaith Committee to Aid Farm Workers, will feature Rev. Lindsay Comstock as Keynote Speaker @ United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ, 19211 Dodge Ave.
Rev. Comstock is Executive Director of National Farm Worker Ministry. The event includes a catered dinner and silent auction. Admission with prepaid reservation is $25 ($10 for students); at the door, admission is $30. To make reservation, call Suzanne Darweesh at 714/738-1785 and for prepaid reservation, make check payable to NFWM and mail to Suzanne, 2104 Hilltop Ct., Fullerton 92835. Contact Suzanne if you have a donation for the auction.

Oct 5 Sunday 5-9pm, Anaheim: The Alex Odeh Memorial Banquet @ Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort, 1855 South Harbor Boulevard
Featuring Keynote Speaker Cindy Corrie Mother of Peace Activist & Martyr Rachel Corrie. www.rachelcorrie.com President, The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice   Award Recipients Sama Wareh, The Rachel Corrie Award Artist, Author, Humanitarian and Environmental Educator   Miko Peled, The Conscience and Courage Award Peace Activist and Author, "The General's Son". MikoPeled.com   Lila Garrett, The Truth in Media Award Television Screenwriter and Radio Host: Connect the Dots, KPFK   Norman Tanber and George Hanna, The Lifetime Achievement and Philanthropy Award Political Activists and Philanthropists   Reception: 5pm Dinner & Program: 6pm Social: 9pm   Semi-Formal or Business Attire Recommended Click here for tickets salsa3.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2 c=6GEIEEMuDcEZTXBN%2FXVDox8Mg%2BiuNiJU For information and tickets contact adcocounty@gmail.com & (714)641-5884.

NEW Oct 7 Thursday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Concerned Citizens Of Laguna Woods Village: "Reforming the California Initiative Process" John A. Smith @ Clubhouse 7 lagunawoodsvillage.com/article.cfm?id=5217

Oct 8 Wednesday 10-11am, Newport Beach: Stop Fracking SoCal Coasts @ 100 Civic Center Drive
Offshore fracking is unacceptable. Places where we fish, play, and visit are places where Big Oil fracks, threatening our health and our home state. To boot, fracking is going on near Newport Beach! This madness needs to stop. Join us to tell the California Coastal Commission: NO to offshore fracking! We want this rally to be big, because we're actually moving the Coastal Commission in the right direction.

Oct 8 Wednesday 5-7:30pm, Aliso Viejo: South OC Democratic Club meeting - phone banking for CUSD candidates @ Capistrano Unified Education Association offices, 27422 Aliso Creek Road, Suite 100
We support Gila Jones and other progressive candidates. Let's all help get them elected!   Call Mike Weinell, 949-395-5084 or email mikeyweinell@yahoo.com Please, if you can't help on the 8th, call Mike to volunteer for another time before Oct. 10.

Oct 8 Wednesday 6-9pm, Orange: OC Young Democrats 2014 Clinton Awards, featuring Toni G. Atkins, Speaker of the CA State Assembly. @ Grand Catered Events Center, 300 S. Flower Street.
secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/2014clintonawards

Oct 8 Wednesday 6:30pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd ADA Monthly Meeting Featuring Four Candidates as Guest Speakers @ IAMAW District Lodge, 5402 Bolsa Ave.
They are Joel Block our candidate for State Assembly (72nd District), Dr. Suzanne Savary running for Congress in California's 48th district against Dana Rohrabacher, Joel Flores running for the Coast Community College Board of Trustees and Mark Bixby running for city council in Huntington Beach. Doors open at 6:30pm, meeting is at 7pm. Bring a friend and hear from our speakers running for office.

Oct 8 Wednesday 7pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club - Planned Parenthood External Affairs Manager Claudia Perez @ Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 429 Cypress Drive
Claudia will speak about the importance of electing women to office, and the "war on women's rights" that must be stopped. For more information visit lagunabeachdemocraticclub.com and facebook.com/lbdcpage

Oct 9 Thursday 6-9pm, San Juan Capistrano: Community Engagement Panel @ San Juan Capistrano Community Center, 25925 Camino Del Avion
The general topic will be public safety and emergency preparedness. This is especially important now that Orange and San Diego counties have become a nuclear waste dump for the indefinite storage of about 2,000 tons of uranium and plutonium. In the coming century, there are many questions about the safety of the storage casks plus vulnerability to earthquakes and terrorist threats. Chances are that Edison will limit the meeting to evacuation procedures. Come and learn how you can outrun gamma radiation that will go right through your car. They should be talking about moving the waste elsewhere but no one will touch that subject. If you have never attended one of these meetings, this is the time to go.

Oct 9 Thursday 6-9pm, Laguna Beach: OC Green Drinks @ Nirvana Grille, 303 Broadway Str
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

Oct 9 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Orange: DIG DEEPER About Climate Change @ St. Joseph Center, 480 S. Batavia, Mother Lewis Room
How Climate Change Affects Our Health Presented by: Linda Marsa Linda Marsa writes and teaches about environmental and healthrelated issues in several capacities including as a contributing editor for Discover. In 2014, her book, Fevered: Why a Hotter Planet Will Hurt Our Health and How We Can Save Ourselves, received an honorable mention for the American Society of Journalists and Authors' Best Books of the Year list. Please RSVP: 714-633-8121 ext. 7716 * mperales@csjorange.org

Oct 9 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Fullerton: "Queer in College Day" @ Cal State Fullerton, 800 N State College Blvd.
The LGBT Center OC's Youth Program is excited to collaborate with:   CSUF LGBT Resource Center Queer People of Color at CSUF Queer Student Alliance at CSUF CSUF Women and Gender Studies Department   This is a wonderful opportunity for college-bound or college-curious students to learn about LGBTQ+ campus resources, how to get involved and have a healthy and affirming college experience.   All youth--especially those in the Fullerton area--are invited to participate

Oct 10 Friday 1pm, Seal Beach: The Cost of Racism to White America, Lecture by John H. Bracey, Jr. Dept. Chair and Professor of Afro-American Studies at the Univ. or Massachusetts @ Leisure World, Clubhouse 4
Lecture is presented by Senior Patriots for Peace. Those outside Leisure World, call Nancy at 562/896-8604 so name can be left at the Main Gate. For more info, call Nancy at no. above or Lucille Martin at 562/430-1047.

Oct 10 Friday 5-7pm, Irvine: Reception for Drew Leavens @ Caspian Restaurant, 14100 Culver Dr
RSVP http://facebook.com/events/1490600761222163/ or 949-390-3166

Oct 10 Friday 6-8pm, Fullerton: World Workshop #34: "CLIMATE CHANGE" Special Screening: Disruption (+ Dinner) @ California State University, Fullerton, Humanities Bldg. Room 123, 800 N. State College Blvd.
The screening of this brand new documentary, featuring Naomi Klein and many other scholars and activists, will be followed by a round-table discussion. Hosted by Dr. Hélène Domon.   After the workshop, we will have dinner at a restaurant in Fullerton. Details later.   This workshop is organized by the Left Bank and the CSUF Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. meetup.com/The-Left-Bank-of-Orange-County/events/205777522

Oct 10 Friday 8-10pm, Anahiem/Fullerton: Assistance to the Homeless for Fall @ La Palma Park, 1151 N Anaheim Blvd.
Join me as I offer the homeless of the City of Anaheim- Municipal Government and Fullerton crucial hygiene, food, and resources for the upcoming fall season! We will meet at La Palma Park in Anaheim and caravan to the downtown Fullerton area.   Check out my group's stories here: http://www.dailytitan.com/2014/04/csuf-student-leads-way-to-aid-the-homeless-in-time-for-easter-3/ http://www.dailytitan.com/2014/04/student-coordinates-donations-to-help-out-homeless-residents/   Contact me at 714-615-7637 with questions, comments, or ideas of more areas we can serve the needy!

Oct 10 Friday 7pm, Anaheim: Peter Mathews - Move to Amend and the importance of the We the People amendment @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 South Harbor Blvd.
Author of Dollar Democracy: Liberty and Justice for Some; How to Reclaim the American Dream for All, Peter Mathews' life's work involves educating the public on accurate facts and progressive ideas in order to create and expand equal opportunity in America and the world. That has driven his quest for economic and social justice through the media and his work in the community. To learn more about Peter Mathews visit epetermathews.com

Oct 11 Saturday 9:30am-5:30pm, Irvine: Healthy Earth Conference - Be the change @ Temple of Light, 11 Goddard
9:30am - Doors open for registration   10:00am - 3:00pm - Awakening the Dreamer Symposium (Lunch break & exhibits: Noon-1:00pm) A Pachamama Alliance experience designed to awaken your hopefulness for global transformation.   3:00pm-3:30pm - Exhibits by like-minded organizations & live music by Steve Blaser   3:30pm-5:30pm - Be inspired by people who are taking action! Hear presentations by: * Sande Hart, The Compassion Games: The Compassion Games for Earth * Allis Druffle, Interfaith Power & Light: Alternative Energy Solutions * Zen Honeycutt, Moms Across America: Creating a New Future Through Our Food System * Mark Tabbert & Mary Clumek, Citizens Climate Lobby: Global Warming - What We Can Do As Citizens * Trav Williams, Paradigm Financial Planning: Divestment & Socially Responsible Investing   Sponsored by the Orange County Interfaith Coalition for the Environment (www.OCICE.org), the Temple of Light, & Paradigm Financial Planning (www.ParadigmFP.net) Space is limited! Register online at: ocice.org/healthy_earth_conference Admission: $15 in advance/$25 at the door * Nobody turned away due to lack of funds! * Lunch available for purchase on site.

Oct 11 (2nd Saturday) 10am-noon, Irvine: OC Peace Coalition General Meeting
WHERE: The new Friends meeting house at 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.
WHO: 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 11 Saturday 2pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
A video of Barry Lynn and Ayesha Khan discussing two recent Supreme Court Decisions: Greece v. Galloway Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores For more info: (949) 733-9157 www.au-oc.org or email OrangeCountyAU@yahoo.com.

Oct 11 Saturday 3-5pm, Huntington Beach: Re-Elect Orange County's Only Openly Gay Elected Official @ Home of Audrey Prosser & Debra Quam - Huntington Beach (RSVP for address)
If you can't attend, please consider a donation: https://joeshaw.nationbuilder.com/donate

[Venue And Time Change] Oct 11 Saturday 5-8pm, Yorba Linda: World Day Against the Death Penalty Dinner @ The Main Street Restaurant, 4902 Main St. (Main St. and Imperial Hwy)
Come listen to Steve Rhode, Esq. and exonoree, Nick Yarris as they share their stories, insights and wisdom. The evening will begin with a social hour and silent auction followed by dinner and desert. The highlight of the evening will be our guest speakers. The cost of the evening is $25 per person. To help us plan dinner please RSVP before Oct 4, 2014. Mail checks to 1531 Concord Ave, Fullerton CA 92831, payable to DPF. Cash will be accepted at door with prior RSVP. evite.com/event/0022Q4O6JNHEIQNTOEPEH6SEYCZBNA

Oct 11 Saturday 6-10pm, Irvine: Reclaim Democracy - Pay to Play @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Avenue
madmimi.com/p/753955 6:30 PM: Gathering, chatting and munching. 7:00 PM: Welcome and Introduction to Reclaim Democracy 7:30 PM: Pay to Play 9:35 PM: Discussion: With the most critical election of your lifetime coming in just 36 days, how should you decide who to vote for?

Oct 12 Sunday 11:30-3:30pm, Mission Viejo: Prop 47 Phone Bank @ Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23436 Madero Suite 140
The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act of 2014   Reduce mass incarceration by ending felony sentencing for drug possession and petty theft crimes. Divert the millions of dollars saved to K-12 school programs and mental health and drug treatment programs. Retroactive so thousands would be released from CA jails and prisons.

Oct 12 Sunday 1pm, Santa Ana: Seeds Of Resistance: E4rth is my Flesh Live Art Show @ Centro Cultural de México
In honor of Indigenous People's Day, Seeds of Resistance invites self-identified wemoon/womyn/wombyn artists to share their art in our 2014 art exhibition as we celebrate our fourth anniversary. We invite you to honor and connect to our theme of "e4rth is my flesh".   Art Exhibition Proposal Form for artists interested in displaying artwork in our exhibition. Artists will be notified of acceptance by the Seeds of Resistance art committee on October 3, 2014. (Form available for download at seedsofresistance.net) Submissions Due By September 22, 2014

Oct 12 Sunday 4-5:30pm, Irvine: Reception for Drew Leavens with Erwin Chemerinsky & Beth Krom @ Home of Barbara Taborek, 4 Harvey Court
Co-hosted by Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, UCI School of Law & Beth Krom, Irvine City Council RSVP facebook.com/events/337194989785894/ or call Paul: 949-390-3166

Oct 14 Tuesday 4-6pm, Anaheim: Taller de Informacion en Anaheim: Licencias de Conducir y Acta de Salud Para Todos @ Ponderosa Park Family Resource Center, 2100 Haster St.
En colaboración con Fullerton Dream Team   Come and learn about the requirements for receiving the new licenses for undocumented people under AB 60, and about the Health For All Act that would make health care more accessible for undocumented people in California.

Oct 14 Tuesday 7pm, Brea: North OC Chapter-PDA @ Lascari's Restaurant, 1060 E. Imperial Hwy. (across from the Brea mall)
Internationally Acclaimed Documentary "Propaganda" will be shown...updates on the CSUF "Fracking" Seminar and up dates on actions and local PDA issues *MESSAGE : Internationally acclaimed film...FILMS FOR ACTION awarded the film of the Year for 2013 honor to this documentary which includes exposures of propaganda from pre-WWII to now. The documentary provides many insights into the reasons for supporting "illegal" war...such as the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and other Middle Eastern conflicts (Afghanistan/Irag, etc.). Based on historical fact...and information now known...this interesting and enlightening film is assured to open your mind and thought processes. We are conditioned to accept what our government tells us is right...learn how they are doing this and what we can do to learn the truth !   We will discuss current PDA actions, the Oct. PDA letter drops and local reports back on the fracking "seminar" held at CSUF and populated by industry panelists. Please attend...these important issues need discussion and actions! Local candidates will be attending and everyone will have the opportunity to interact with them.   6:15 PM social (chatting/food ordering) 7:00 PM

Oct 15 Wednesday 12:10-1:30pm, Newport Beach: Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council Effectively helping the Homeless, and resource Fair for Congregation clergy, staff and leaders @ Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Dover & 16th
A short panel presentation by three people who work with homeless followed by a resource fair focused on homeless services.   Participating Agencies include City of Costa Mesa - Families Forward Friendship Shelter - Mercy House Veteran First with more coming!   Registration begins at 11:45, lunch at 12:10, self introductions at 12:40, program at 12:50 one minute announcements at 1:25. With adjournment by 1:30.   Attendance at the meeting, which includes lunch, is $12 with reservation and if made after October 13th or w/o reservation is $15. A reservation made is a reservation paid.   email your reservation to lanec@oclfl.org

new Oct 15 (3rd Wednesday) 7-8:30pm, Orange: OC Death Penalty Focus @ St. Joseph Center, Room 4, 480 S Batavia
Our agenda for the evening is as follows: 1. Debriefing and evaluation of 10/11/14, Saturday's event, 2. Discussing ways to get the 400 plus folks on our mailing list to be active, 3. Ways to engage the undecided folks.   OCChapterDPF@gmail.com facebook.com/OCCDPF https://twitter.com/oc_dpf

Oct 16 Thursday 4-7pm, Irvine: Cross-Cultural Center 40th Birthday Celebration @ UCI Cross-Cultural Center
Founded on October 16, 1974 by a core group of concerned UCI faculty, staff, and students, the CCC was the first multicultural center at a campus of the University of California! We host a series of programs, activities, and services to assist the university in supporting the personal, social, cultural, and academic needs of UCI's diverse students.   Come join us at the CCC as we celebrate our legacy and 40 years of Activism, Social Justice, Community, Education, Empowerment, and Diversity!   You don't want to miss it! SPREAD THE WORD! Please also RSVP here http://goo.gl/4XbViU with your name and email!

Oct 16 Thursday 5:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Fundraiser-Bao Nguyen for Mayor 2014 @ Alvarado Smith, 1 MacArthur Pl., Ste. 200
Join leaders throughout Garden Grove and Orange County to support Bao's campaign. It's time to move Garden Grove forward with new leadership. RSVP and direct questions to Melahat at melahat@PSCampaigns.com or 562/491-1318. Contribute online at http://www.baonguyen.us/donate/. Make check payable to Bao Nguyen for Mayor 2014 and mail to Bao Nguyen for Mayor 2014, c/o PSC, 235 E. Broadway. Ste. 624, Long Beach 90802.

Oct 16 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Huntington Beach: League of Women Voters and American Association of University Women Candidates Forum @ Huntington Beach Central Library, 7700 Talbert Ave.
Submit question to the attention of Julie Toledo, Julie.toledo@srfcity-hb.org or HB City Hall, 2000 Main St., HB 92648 by Oct 10

new Oct 17 Friday 8am-4pm, Santa Ana: 3rd Annual OC Women's Health Policy Summit & Community Launch: UC Irvine Interdisciplinary Center on Family Violence @ Delhi Center 505 E. Central Ave. ocwomenshealth.org/2014-policy-summit
8am-1pm: Policy Summit   Policy Recommendations Health & Domestic Violence Task Force Breast & Cervical Cancer Task Force Teen Reproductive Health Task Force   Advocacy Training Working Lunch & Facilitated Discussion   If you have questions about the Orange County Women's Health Project, please contact info@ocwomenshealth.org.
1:30-4pm: Community Launch   Introduce New Interdisciplinary Center Mission, Vision, Faculty & Activities   Family Violence Research at UC Irvine   Community Partnerships & Input on Data/Research Needs   Hosted Reception   If you have questions about the UC Irvine Interdisciplinary Center on Family Violence, please contact acampbell@law.uci.edu.

Oct 18 Saturday 8am-12:30pm, Orange: The Journey North: A Symposium on Immigration ...sharing our immigrant story through theatre, film, dance, art and music @ St. Joseph Center Auditorium, 480 S. Batavia St.
For more info and to RSVP visit: csjorange.org Or call the Justice Office at 714-633-8121 ext. 7716 Sponsored by Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, LMU/LA CSJ Center for Reconciliation and Justice and Chapman University.

Oct 18-19 Saturday-Sunday 11am-3pm, Anaheim/Garden Grove/Irvine/Mission Viejo/Santa Ana/...: 12th Annual Open Mosque Day shuracouncil.org/pgrp.aspx?grpid=4A1650EF-27FA-4EAE-B9F1-FB30473A2030

new Oct 18 Saturday noon Irvine/5pm Orange: Occupy OC 3rd Anniversary @ Irvine City Hall, 1 Civic Center Plz
What's your issue? Bring it, with a sign and/or a tent. Bring some hotdogs and charcoal. Let's show how self-organization is done. Go watch "Horton Hears A Who" and "Network". Be ready to Film The Police and have a good time. Alton & Harvard -- you know the spot. Please share. Peace.
Greetings Activists. I am inviting you all to come join us this Saturday at one of the OSA Safe Houses, Matt and Dylan's pad in Orange. 390 N. Maplewood Street 92866. (House front faces Sycamore St.) This is a communal style Potluck Dinner at 5:00 p.m. So please bring anything healthy and appetizing that you can to share. Friends from other cities or activist groups are welcome as well. Invite an activist friend.

New Oct 19 Sunday 3:30-5:30pm, Laguna Hills: Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break between People and Government: A talk and Q&A with author and RESULTS founder Sam Daley-Harris. @ 25292 Abilene Ct.
The Orange County RESULTS chapter will be hosting a gathering with author and RESULTS founder Sam Daley-Harris in Laguna Hills, CA   Mr. Daley-Harris' work is described in the NY Times column by David Bornstein titled "Lobbying for the Greater Good".; Sam founded RESULTS in 1980, founded the Microcredit Summit Campaign in 1995, and founded the Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation in 2012. Speaking of three organizations Daley-Harris founded, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus has said: "No other organization has been as critical a partner in seeing to it that microcredit is used as a tool to eradicate poverty and empower women than RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund's Microcredit Summit Campaign."   You are all invited so please watch for an invitation and details to the 3:30 PM event. SPACE IS LIMITED for this event so please remember to RSVP to Vanessa Garcia 714.631.0277

Oct 20 Monday: Last day to register to vote in the General Election The Voter Registration Form shall be mailed (postmarked by this date) or delivered to the county elections official by this date and is effective upon receipt. The Voter Registration Form may also be submitted by this date to the Department of Motor Vehicles or any National Voter Registration Act designated agency.

Oct 21 Tuesday 6pm, Santa Ana: "Women's Words" @ Santora Building
I'm looking for people who would like to read 1-2 poems at the event. Here are the details: 1. Readers of all genders are invited to participate and read poetry by women. Each reader will read 1-2 poems. Women poets may read their own poetry or poems by other women. One idea for women poets to consider is to read a favorite poem by a woman poet and then read one of their own poems. 2. If anyone wants to participate, but is not sure what to read, suggested poems will be available. 3. This event will include Santa Ana College students and others in the community. 4. This event is tied to October being National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. If you are interested in participating, please e-mail me at russo_stacy@sac.edu by Thursday, October 9.

Oct 21 Tuesday 6:30-8, Irvine: "Good Without God" -- Dan Barker @ UCI Student Center, Pacific Ballroom B
Dan will be in town for the FFRF (Freedom From Religion Foundation) Conference   free for UCI students with a suggested donation of $5 -- for all other community members Please RSVP here meetup.com/Backyard-Skeptics/events/209778562 and here eventbrite.com/e/good-without-god-dan-barker-registration-13319710613

New Oct 21 Tuesday 7pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Dems meeting @ Norman Murray Community Center, 22932 Veterans Way
Confused by all those measures on the ballot? Don't know anything about the candidates? Join us for a discussion lead by Nick Anas, Executive Director of the Democratic Party of OC

Oct 21 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club of OC - "A Call for Truth and Peace" @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
The destruction and bitterness from the Israel-Hamas war and regional instability are contributors to a new political landscape for Israelis and Palestinians. The usual posturing and propaganda will not fill the chasms that separate the Israelis and Palestinians from what they desperately need -- a bilaterally viable resolution to their conflict.   David Pine, Regional Director of Americans for Peace Now, partner organization with the Israeli Peace Now Movement, will speak to the truths about the Israeli and Palestinian political horizons and to their capabilities -- with U.S. and international help -- of moving towards resolution.

new Oct 22 Wednesday 9am/7pm, Santa Ana: Townsend Gang Injunction Day of Action: Permanent Hearing and March october22.org
There has been a lot going on with the Townsend Gang Injunction including Chief Rojas refusal to share information with the defendants' lawyer and an increase in harassment by the SAPD in Townsend.
Please plan to attend:
9am: Rally In Front of courthouse during hearing. There will be press and speakers.
7pm: March to stop the gang injunction and against police brutality in Townsend, in Santa Ana, in Orange County, in Ca and across the US. There will be a speak out and debrief.

Oct 22 Wednesday 11am, Irvine: Women For:OC - "GMO-OMG" @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club
womenfororangecounty.org/web_documents/wfoc_october_2014_flyer.pdf   Women For: is a volunteer, non-partisan, feminist organization dedicated to advancing Human & Civil Rights, Peace, Social Justice, Education, Health Care and the Environment.

New Oct 22 Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm, Anaheim: National Day of Protest - Standing In The Side Of Love @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S Harbor Blvd
October 22nd is National Day of Protest.   Our Social Justice Committee is hosting a gathering to stand in solidarity against police brutality. Our church is across the street from the Anaheim Police Department. We will gather on our property to sing, commune, and hold peaceful and respectful signs.   Ex. "Hands Up Don't Shoot" "Standing in the side of love"

Oct 22 Wednesday 6pm, Laguna Hills: Progressives of South OC at a private home in Laguna Hills. This will be a pot luck BTO party with an open discussion forum. RSVP to find out more. Please mention the dish you wish to bring. RSVP to SCNJ66@yahoo.com

Oct 22 Wednesday 7pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC @ Green Valley Adult Club House, 17250 Los Jardines West
Please, join us at 6pm for the phone banking in support of local candidates, followed by our monthly club meeting at 7pm. The monthly meeting will feature a film presentation of Inequality for All. dcwoc.com

New Oct 23 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Laguna Woods: Meet and greet for Ron Varasteh for Director Municipal Water District of OC Area 5 @ Clubhouse 6 5365 Algarrobo Join us for appetizers, wine and desserts. $10 suggested donation. Contact Susan at (949) 855-6965 or sdearing@comline.com

Oct 23 Thursday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: 2014 LGBT Equality in Education Awards & Progressive Party @ Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams at South Coast Plaza Village, 1661 W Sunflower Ave.
Please join us for this important event to recognize local educators with our LGBT Equality in Education Awards and to announce 3 scholarships for local students.   There will be a silent auction, live entertainment and more!   We will also be making a special announcement of statewide importance affecting millions of California school children at this event. We look forward to seeing you there!

Oct 24 Friday 6pm, Anaheim: OC LULAC Foundation Black & White Banquet Celebration @ Anaheim Convention Center 800 W Katella Ave.
This Annual OC LULAC Foundation banquet will bring together state and local officials.

Oct 25 Saturday 9am, Fountain Valley: 1st Annual Gaza Solidarity 5K Walk/Run @ Miles Square Regional Park, 16801 Euclid St. firstgiving.com/unrwausa/gaza5k-la (Dennis and Elizabeth Kuchinch will be attending)

Oct 25 Saturday 11:30am-2:30pm, Costa Mesa: AAUW General Meeting and Luncheon Program "Poseidon's Seawater Desalination Project at Huntington Beach" @ Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Avenue
We need help at AAUW lunch/Brian Lochrie strikes again   RSVP: Emily Hackler (949)646-6003 or ehackler6@gmail.com Please send $20.00 check payable to N-M-I AAUW by October 21 to: Emily Hackler 1721 Kings Rd. Newport Beach, CA 92663 Speaker: Brian Lochrie, President of Communications LAB

New Oct 25 Saturday 4:30-7pm, Fullerton: Return to Homs Film Screening @ Titan Student Union, 800 N State College Blvd. The Syrian American Council Los Angeles Chapter and Muslim Student Association at CSUF present a special screening of "Return to Homs" by director Talal Derki. The closest parking to the theater is the State College structure. It is free on the weekends so no need to buy a permit.

New Oct 26 Sunday 6pm, Long Beach: Conscious Cinema proudly presents "When Will The Punishment End?" @ Hellada Art Center 117 Linden Ave.
This documentary is about formerly incarcerated women and the issues they face upon returning to society. People who have served time in prison face fear and discrimination when they are released. They are also barred, through legal and authoritative means, from the opportunities and services they need. This film explores what happens to women in particular when they re-enter society. Group discussion follows the screening.   consciouscinema.webs.com Conscious Cinema: Without Awareness, There Can Be No Peace

New Oct 27 Monday 11am-1pm, Anaheim: There Is No Place for Violence In Religion @ Islamic Institute of OC, 1220 N. State College Blvd.
An open dialogue between the women from Islamic Institute of Orange County, Anaheim and Our Lady Queen of Angels, Newport Beach, the program will feature presentation y Maria Khani and Dr. Victoria Dendinger. A complimetary light lunch will be served and all women are welcome. For more information, iioc.com or 714/533-6271.

Oct 28 Tuesday 11:30am-1:30pm, Newport Beach: Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties Annual Luncheon with Dr. Ruth Westheimer @ Marriott Newport Beach at Fashion Island
ppaction.org/site/Calendar?id=112101&view=Detail

NEW Oct 28 Thursday 5pm, Irvine: Water Supply Series @ Irvine City Council http://flyers.ocwd.com/2014/10/H2OrangeCountyWaterSupplySeries

new Oct 28 (4th Tuesday) 5:30-7pm, Orange: Peace Vigil by MFSO and CODEPINK The Orange Circle at the intersection of Glassell St and Chapman Ave.
As many of you know, after our monthly vigil at the Traffic Circle in Orange, most of us meet for a little "down time and socialization" at Watson's Drug Store. The Orange County Peace Coalition has requested that we change our regularly held vigil, (the third Tuesday of the month), to a time when they have their regularly scheduled OCPC meetings. The idea would be to combine the two activities, (many of us go to OCPC meetings and the vigil).   This means that instead of socializing after the vigil, the OCPC meetings would be held at Watsons Drugs at 7pm. This might help us have more people at our vigil if OCPC members will just come a little earlier. We hope that you will join us at the Traffic Circle on the 4th Tuesday of this month starting at 5:30. At 7pm we are all invited to join the OCPC meeting which will be held right after the vigil at Watson's Diner- just around the corner beginning at 7pm.   hope you will join us at our monthly MFSO/ Code Pink vigil. Please encourage everyone to come; there is a lot of traffic so it's well worth the time. Come help us get the word out that we demand an end to the war in Afghanistan NOW - 2014 is a full 2 years away and we will not stand by silently.. We have signs, but please bring your own if you have one.

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

NEW Oct 29 Wednesday 7pm, Irvine: PDA Greater OC Chapter @ Home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River
Please bring Pot Luck Snack Food Item INTRODUCTIONS   NATIONAL "Change Makes Change!" EDUCATE CONG/PROG ROUNDTABLE: debrief   IOTs {EWO, HCHR, SGW, ECR, CFTE, ESJ} Working Grps {ERA, EMI}-- reports www.pdamerica.org, www.pdacommunity.org, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Updates: Middle East Crisis, Stop TPP/Fast Track, Ratify ERA, Medicare for All/Ebola, RH Tax, Carbon Tax, Overturn Cit United.   REGIONAL   CDP/Prog Caucus, State Candidates and Ballot Measures   LOCAL   PDA North OC Chapter Report 2ND TUES Reports: DPOC, Candidates, Coffee/Weekly Disc Groups-Los Amigos, LH Progs, DFA, CHC-OC, MoveOn, Issues Groups, Occupy, Actions, Announcements…   WEEKLY ORANGE COUNTY PROGRESSIVE www.ocprogressiveevents.info   OPEN DISCUSSION NEXT MEETING Sat 11/29 4PM

Oct 30 Thursday 6:30-7:30pm, Orange: Community Book Discussion @ Mead's Green Door Cafe, 642 West Chapman Ave.
At our October meeting, we will discuss the works of Angela Davis. Instead of discussing one book, participants are welcome to read or view any book or online contents by or about Angela Davis and bring discussion points and inspirations to share at our meeting. Hope to see a bunch of you live and in person later this month!

NEW Oct 30 Thursday 6:30-8pm, Santa Ana: Water Supply Series @ Santa Ana City Council Chambers, 22 Civic Center Plaza http://flyers.ocwd.com/2014/10/H2OrangeCountyWaterSupplySeries


NOVEMBER

[Update] Nov 1 Saturday 9am-noon Brea/9:30am-noon Newport Beach Corona del Mar: Monthly Meeting of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL)
9am-noon: Brea Brea Congregational Church at 300 E. Imperial Hwy in Brea 92821
9:30am-noon: St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Road, Newport Beach CA 92660 St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 3233 Pacific View Dr,Corona del Mar, CA 92625
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 Newport Beach. Learn about CCL and register for live weekly introductory call at CitizensClimateLobby.org.

New Nov 1 Saturday 7pm, Garden Grove: Unity of Action @ LULAC Center, 11277 Garden Grove Blvd Suite 101A
Rallies and protests are fun, but we all know it doesn't change in and of itself. It is getting your measure on the ballot and getting the people out there to vote the right way - that makes the change, we, as activists are looking for. We are all so busy with our own causes, it is hard to obtain the education and resources needed to make the right decision at the polls. Unity of Action is an event that will help leaders for nonviolent social change in Southern California to become educated about the issues affecting everything from the environment to the civil justice system that is awaiting all of us on election-day. It will also be entertaining with a mix of public speakers and musical entertainment for all.

NEW Nov 2 Sunday 3-5pm, Santa Ana: BDS meeting @ Centro Cultural de México

Nov 4 Tuesday 7am-8pm, statewide: ELECTION DAY: Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Ballots will be centrally counted at the Registrar of Voters' office ocvote.com/voting/current-election-info/2014-general-election-info

NEW Nov 5 Wednesday 7pm, Costa Mesa: Democracy for America-OC @ Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 South Coast Drive (Metropointe Shopping Center)
Join us for an informal post-election celebration -- or time to commiserate. We look forward to your assessments of what went right and what went wrong.

NEW Nov 6 Thursday 7pm, Laguna Woods: Concerned Citizens Of Laguna Woods Village: Election 2014: Winners and Losers Martin Wisckol OC Register Political Editor @ Clubhouse 1, Main Lounge lagunawoodsvillage.com/article.cfm?id=5509

New Nov 7 Friday 6-10pm, Fullerton: Calendar of Revolt + Venceremos Book Signing @ Bookmachine, 223 W Santa Fe Ave.
Award-winning journalist Gabriel San Román, in collaboration with artist Carla Zarate Suarez, will be releasing their "Calendar of Revolt"--a unique daily calendar focusing on emancipation struggles of workers, radicals, women, people of color, and the LGBT community throughout the history of the United States and elsewhere. Gabriel San Roman will also be signing his first book entitled "Venceremos: Víctor Jara and the New Chilean Song Movement."

Nov 8 Saturday 1:30pm, Laguna Woods Village: LUNAFEST Short Films by, for, about Women @ Clubhouse 3 Auditorium, 23822 Avenida Sevilla.
Doors open at 1:30, films begin at 2pm. Join USNC for UN Women for its 2nd annual film festival, benefiting US National Committee for UN Women. LUNAFEST 2015 consists of 8 films spotlighting a diverse group of talented women filmmakers with thought-provoking themes. Donation admission is $15 per person. Checks payable to USNC for UN Women; mail with attendee names included to CeCe Sloan, PO Box 2375, Laguna Hills CA 92654. Email CeCe when you mail your check. RSVP for gate clearance to CeCe at 949/683-1278 or email at cecesloo@gmail.com.

Nov 8 Saturday 2pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State: Science, Politics, and Religion: Do They Care about Climate Risk? @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Jere H. Lipps is a geologist, paleontologist and marine biologist who has studied the evolution and paleo-biology of marine organisms for decades. He is especially concerned with how projected future changes in climate and sea level will affect marine organisms and humans. His research has taken him to all continents and 150 countries in search of evidence bearing on these problems.   As the title of his talk indicates, he will address the politics of climate change, which is yet another place where some would like public policy to be based on religious beliefs rather than science. au-oc.org/upcoming-events/2014-11-08

Nov 8 Saturday 5:30pm, Anaheim: CAIR-LA 18th Annual Banquet @ Hilton Anaheim, 777 W Convention Way
Join us in celebrating 18 years of promoting justice and civil rights advocacy for Muslims in Southern California. Over 1,500 attendees are expected, including community members, faith leaders and elected officials.   Please purchase your tickets at cairlabanquet.com   If you have any questions, please contact us at info@losangeles.cair.com or by calling 714.776.1847.

Nov 9 Sunday 11am, 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!, Free Face Painting for the Kids.   Don't miss the kid's Annual Batata Sack Race!   Food: Just $12 per plate   - All Proceeds from this year's event will benefit our people in Gaza, specifically, the Gaza Community Mental Health Program

Nov 11 Wednesday 10:30am-1pm, Irvine: Women For:OC - Working Together to End World Hunger @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club
womenfororangecounty.org/index.php?news&nid=59

NEW Nov 14 Friday 6-8pm, World Workshop #38: "Art & Politics: Past, Present, Future" (+ Dinner) @ California State University, Fullerton, Humanities Bldg. Room 123, 800 N. State College Blvd. meetup.com/The-Left-Bank-of-Orange-County/events/214049052

new Nov 14-16 Friday 5pm-Sunday 1pm, San Diego: CDP Executive Board Meeting @ San Diego, Hyatt Regency Mission Bay 1441 Quivira Road cadem.org/about/executive_board?id=0011

Nov 16 Sunday 5-8pm, Irvine: Democratic Foundation of OC 2014 Annual Dinner @ The Irvine Hilton
This Year's Honorees Include: The Honorable Loretta Sanchez The Honorable Miguel Pulido VerLyn "Sonny" Jensen   $170 Individual Tickets Click here to reserve your ticket online using our secure page secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/dfocannualdinner2014 Please contact Lee Adams via email: info@dfoc.com, or phone (714) 979-4436 to purchase tickets or sponsorships!

NEW Nov 20 Thursday 2pm, Laguna Woods: Concerned Citizens Of Laguna Woods Village book review A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren @ Clubhouse 1, Main Lounge lagunawoodsvillage.com/article.cfm?id=4187

Nov 23 Sunday 6:30-8:30pm, Irvine: OC For Climate Action presents a screening of The 11th Hour @ Irvine Ranch Water District, Community Meeting Room 15600 Sand Canyon Avenue
6:30p - Refreshments 6:45p - Program 8:30p - Discussion occlimateaction.org/2014/a-screening-of-the-11th-hour


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.

Mondays, 6pm, Irvine: Worker-Student Alliance (WSA) UC Irvine, in SSL 105. wsauci.blogspot.com

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!

Mondays, 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 Wednesdays)

[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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Rescheduled] (2nd Wednesday), 5:30-7 pm, Orange:  Peace Vigil sponsored by OC Code Pink (codepinkoc.org) Moved to 4th Tuesday

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

(Last Wednesday), 5-6:30pm Seal BeachSENIOR PATRIOTS FOR PEACE INVITES YOU TO JOIN A DEMONSTRATION FOR PEACE THE LAST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 5 TO 6:30PM IN FRONT OF THE LARGE WORLD GLOBE LEISURE WORLD, SEAL BEACH Seal Beach Blvd. at Golden Rain Rd. Between 405 Freeway and Westminster Parking in local shopping center, corner Seal Beach Blvd. & Westminster SIGNS AND BANNERS PROVIDED Call 562-430-7509 or 562-430-1047 for information

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

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

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

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

(2nd Wednesday), 7 pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd Assembly Democratic Alliance meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm (door is open at 6:30pm), at International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) District Lodge 725, 5402 Bolsa Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92649. Next meeting is February 8, 2012. 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.

(3rd Friday) 7-8pm Fullerton: OC NORML normally meets on the third Friday of the month at Giovanni's Pizza, 922 W Williams in Fullerton ocnorml.org

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

Fridays 5pm Costa Mesa: Street corner protest against Colonial Occupation from Iraq to Palestine to Haiti at the corner of Bristol and Anton across from the South Coast Plaza Contact: Chuck Anderson, quetzalcoatl38@aol.com, (714) 956-5037

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Addresses

Clubhouse 1, 24232 Calle Aragon, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 2, 24112 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 3, 23822 Avenida Sevilla, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 5, 24262 Punta Alta, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 6, 5365 Algarrobo, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 7, 24111 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Avenue, Irvine, CA 92618   in the same parking lot as the Irvine Ranch Water District Offices. Turn in the driveway off of Sand Canyon as usual, but just after the island in the middle of the driveway ends, turn LEFT and park as far to the left of the new building as possible. The new Community meeting room is on the far left side of the new building The entrance is on the far left of the parking lot and "Community Meeting Room" is on the door.
Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 5 Riparian Way, Irvine 92612 irwd.com/images/pdf/education/SJWS%20Map%20Aug%202012.pdf
Irvine Ranch Water District neither supports nor endorses the cause nor activities of organizations which use the District's meeting rooms that are made available as a public service.
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
ocdemocrats.org/index.php/blogs/upcoming_archives   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

ADDITIONAL NOTICES

Felicity Figueroa's ballot recommendations
Hello, Friends -
 
Please disregard this email if you have already decided who you will be voting for in the November 4 election; if you are still undecided, I offer you my humble suggestions. In either case, please remember that LOCAL RACES ARE EXCEEDINGLY IMPORTANT, so do vote all the way down the ticket. Most Vote-By-Mail ballots have already gone out; they must be RECEIVED by the OC Registrar of Voters at 8pm on Nov. 4 in order to be counted, so get them in promptly. They can also be turned in at any polling place in the county or dropped off directly at the offices of the OC Registrar of Voters at 1300 South Grand Ave., Santa Ana, 92705; for more information, check their website at http://www.ocvote.com/.
 
I've compiled a list with input from several individuals and a variety of organizations (listed below). For local races, I've only included those in which I either know the candidates or have had them recommended to me by reliable sources.
 
Please advise me if you have additional information about any of these candidates and/or issues that might warrant a reevaluation. For local races that are not included here, let me know and I will try to get an informed answer. Otherwise: HAPPY VOTING!
 
Peace,
Felicity
 
Governor: Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown
Lt. Governor: Gavin Newsom
Sec'y of State: Alex Padilla
Controller: Betty T. Yee
Treasurer: John Chiang
Attorney General: Kamala Harris
Insurance Commissioner: Dave Jones
Member, State Board of Equalization: Nader Shahatit
Congress, 38thDistrict: Linda Sanchez
Congress, 39thDistrict: Pete Anderson
Congress, 45thDistrict: Drew E. Leavens
Congress, 46thDistrict: Loretta Sanchez
Congress, 47thDistrict: Alan Lowenthal
Congress, 48thDistrict: Suzanne Savary
Congress, 49thDistrict: David Peiser
State Senate, 32ndDistrict: Tony Mendoza
State Senate, 34thDistrict: Jose Solorio
State Senate, 36th District: Gary Kephart
Assembly, 55thDistrict: Gregg Fritchle
Assembly, 65thDistrict: Sharon Quirk Silva
Assembly, 68thDistrict: Anne Cameron
Assembly, 69thDistrict: Tom Daly
Assembly, 72ndDistrict: Joel Block
Assembly, 73rdDistrict: Wendy Gabriella
Assembly, 74thDistrict: my only suggestion is a write-in vote for Anila Ali
Supreme Court and Appellate Court Justices: all YES
Superior Court Judge #14: K.C. Jones
Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tom Torlakson
Assessor: no suggestion
South Orange County Community College District: no suggestion
Irvine Unified School District: Sharon Wallin & Ira Glasky
Irvine Mayor: Mary Ann Gaido
Irvine City Council: Melissa Fox & Larry Agran
Irvine Ranch Water District: Steven LaMar
OC Water District: Leslie Daigle, Robin Marcario, Wendy Leece
Municipal Water District of OC: Ron Varasteh, Greg Diamond
 
SELECTED CITY COUNCIL & MAYORAL RACES (outside Irvine)
Anaheim: Dr. José F. Moreno
Costa Mesa: Katrina Foley & Jay Humphrey, NO on Measure O
Garden Grove: Bao Nguyen
Huntington Beach: Joe Shaw, Connie Boardman, Mark Bixby
 
SELECTED SCHOOL BOARD & COMMUNIY COLLEGE RACES (outside Irvine)
Capo Valley: Gila Jones & Lynn Hatton
Coastline Communty College: Joel Flores
La Habra: Ida McMurray, Cynthia Aguirre
Newport-Mesa: Fidel Mora, Charlene Metoyer, Vicki Snell
Santa Ana: Valerie Amezcua, John Palacio
 
PROPOSITIONS (small letters are a sign of mixed feelings)
Prop 1: no
Prop 2: no
Prop 45: YES, Big Time!
Prop 46: NO
Prop 47: YES, MEGA BIG TIME!
Prop 48: no
County of Orange Measure E: NO
County of Orange Measure G: NO
Irvine Measure V: no suggestion
Irvine Measure W: NO
 
Here are the left-leaning sites I used to make my recommendations:
 
http://www.orangejuiceblog.com/2014/10/orange-juice-blogs-guide-to-your-whole-freaking-ballot-with-predictions-preferences-and-promotion/
http://www.ocdemocrats.org/endorsements?utm_campaign=vbm_blast&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ocdemocrats
https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.couragecampaign.org/images/CC_2014ProgressiveVGv3.pdf
http://churchimpact.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/IMPACTNov14BallotRecs.pdf
https://ca.cair.com/losangeles/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/voter-guide-online.pdf
http://lwvc.org/ballot-recommendations
http://canow.org/files/Final_CALIFORNIA_NOW_VOTER_GUIDE_NOV_4th_2014.pdf
 
And here are the right-wing ones I checked to make sure my suggestions were the polar opposite of theirs:
 
http://octeapartyblog.com/endorsements/
http://octeapartyblog.com/mission-viejo-conservative-voter-guide/
http://www.ocgop.org/ballot-measures/
http://www.ocgop.org/county-and-city-offices/
 
NOTE: Both the Orange Juice Blog and the OC Tea Party Blog are very entertaining reads in their own right (for entirely different reasons, of course).

Please participate in a public opinion survey on the naming of the new nuclear waste dump in our area. Right now the most popular choice is The Darrell Issa Nuclear Waste Dump. More people are needed to participate in this vote. Please go to Survey Monkey and cast your vote, it only takes a minute. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/S3WJDK2


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