Weekly Orange County Progressive


Monday March 29, 2021     Issue No. 698


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2022

JANUARY

NEW Jan 2 Sunday 7:30am, Huntington Beach: Veterans for Peace Ch 110: Arlington West Display

NEW Jan 6 Thursday 6-7pm, Long Beach : Long Beach Resister Sisters Candlelight Vigil

Update Jan 6 Thursday 6pm and 7pm, Fullerton and Online: Democrats in North OC: What's New In 2022?

NEW Jan 6 Thursday 6-7:30pm, Whittier: Never Again, Jan 6 Candlelight Vigil

NEW Jan 6 Thursday 7pm, Online: Anaheim Democrats Welcome Ashleigh Aitken

NEW Jan 8 Saturday 10am, Online: Orange County Peace Coalition Meeting

NEW Jan 8 Saturday noon, Anaheim: National Nurses United: Medicare Car Caravan

NEW Jan 9 Sunday 1:30pm, Online: Humanist Association of OC: "Black Nonbelievers with Mandisa Thomas and Past, Present and Future"

NEW Jan 10 Monday 7pm, Onine or Brea: New CA45 District Coalition: Organzing Forum

NEW Jan 11 Tuesday 6pm, Online: Latinx/Immigrant Health Care Panel

NEW Jan 12 Wednesday 7-8:30pm, Online: OC Alliance for Racial Equity (OCARE): Discussion with Geregory Scott

NEW Jan 15 Saturday 2pm, Online: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Film Screening - "Call Me Kuchu"

NEW Jan 16 Sunday 4:30pm, Irvine or Online: Democrats of Greater Irvine: 2022 Endorsement Support Vote

NEW Jan 17 Monday 1:50-3:30pm, Online: Women For OC: Civil Rights History in OC

NEW Jan 17 Monday 6:30pm, Online: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club

NEW Jan 18 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Online: OC Poor People's Campaign Monthly Get Together

NEW Jan 22 Saturday 10-11:30am, Online: United Nations Association-OC Annual Membership Meeting

NEW Jan 23 Sunday 1pm, Online: Ashleigh Aitken Meet & Greet

NEW Jan 23 Sunday 7pm, Online: Supporters of Public Education - OC

NEW Jan 26 Wednesday 5:30pm, Online: Democratic Party of OC: Harnessing the Power of Women

NEW Jan 26 Wednesday 6:30pm, Online: Costa Mesa Democrats: New Legislative Districts and More

NEW Jan 27 Thursday 6pm, Online: Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter Monthly Meeting

NEW Jan 27 Thursday 7pm, Online: OC Poor People's Campaign

NEW Jan 27 Thursday 7pm, Online: Indivisible CA39 Meeting

NEW Jan 29 Saturday 1-3pm, Anaheim: Democratic Party of Orange County HQ Grand Opening & Open House

NEW Jan 31 Monday 6pm, Online: Team Foley: Virtual Meeting and Phonebanking


FEBRUARY

NEW Feb 5 Saturday 1pm, Online: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club Special Meeting

NEW Feb 6 Sunday 10am, Online: Veterans for Peace Arlington West Memorial Meeting

NEW Feb 10 Thursday 6pm, Online: OC Poor Peoples Campaign - Outreach Working Group

NEW Feb 12 Saturday 10am, Online: Pete Hardin for OC District Attorney Volunteer Kickoff

NEW Feb 13 Sunday 1:30-3pm, Online: Poseidon Desalination Plant in Huntington Beach with Hans Johnson

NEW Feb 13 Sunday 7pm, Online: Supporters of Public Education OC

NEW Feb 17 Thursday 1-2pm, Online: Deplorable Food in OC Jails: Call to Action

NEW Feb 17 Thursday 6-8pm, Orange County: Meet & Greet Fundraiser with Senator Nina Turner!

NEW Feb 17 Thursday 7pm, Online: Long Beach Area Peace Network with David Swanson

NEW Feb 19 Saturday 2-3pm, Online: Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim: A Conversation with Dr. Phil Zuckerman

NEW Feb 19 Saturday 4pm, Online: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Sadaf Rahmani on The Future of Roe v. Wade

NEW Feb 20 Sunday 4:30pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine Hybrid Meeting

NEW Feb 22 Tuesday 1:50-3:30pm, Online: Women For: OC - All Things Covid with Dr. Andrew Noymer, UCI

NEW Feb 22 Tuesday 6:45pm, Online: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club with Congressmember Katie Porter

NEW Feb 23 Wednesday 5-8pm, Online: Orange County Human Relations Fil Screening

NEW Feb 23 Wednesday 6-7:30pm, Aliso Viejo: Tiffany Ackley + Payal Avellan's Campaign Kick-Off Fundraiser

NEW Feb 23 Wednesday 6pm, Online: Progressive Democrats of America - OC Chapter: Endorsement Meeting

NEW Feb 24 Thursday 5:30pm, Online: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club: Local Candidates and Much More

NEW Feb 24 Thursday 6-8pm, Irvine: Stop the Musick General Coalition and Power Mapping

NEW Feb 26 Saturday 3:30pm, Online: OC Poor People's Campaign Outreach Working Group Meeting

NEW Feb 27 Sunday 3-5pm, Irvine: UCI Reception with Supervisor Katrina Foley

NEW Feb 27 Sunday 7pm, Online: Supporters of Public Education-OC with Dr. Al Mijares, Supt of OC Dept of Education


MARCH

NEW Mar 3 Thursday 6:30pm, Online: Democratic Club of West OC: Three Special Guests

NEW Mar 3 Thursday 7pm, Fullerton and Online: Democrats of North OC with Dr. Asif Mahmood for CA-40

NEW Mar 5 Saturday 10am-noon, Online: United Nations Association OC Chapter: Coffee Talk Serices

NEW Mar 6 Sunday 7:30am, Huntington Beach: Veterans for Peace Chapter 110: Huntington Beach Arlington West

NEW Mar 6 Sunday 1-3pm, Costa Mesa: Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church Rally for Ukraine

NEW Mar 7 Monday 7pm, Online: Perspectives on How to Reach Peace in Ukraine

NEW Mar 8 Tuesday 2-4pm, Seal Beach: Demonstration for Solidarity and Peace in Ukraine

NEW Mar 13 Sunday 1-3pm, Irvine: Orange County Equality Coalition Art in the Park

NEW Mar 14 Monday 4:30pm, Online: League of Women Voters OC: The Facts About SB 9 & How Cities are Trying to Circumvent the Law

NEW Mar 15 Tuesday 7:30pm, Online: Amnesty International Planning Meetng

NEW Mar 19 Saturday 4pm, Online: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Evan Clark, Atheists United "How Atheist Communities are Reframing Separation of Church and State"

NEW Mar 20 Sunday 4:30-6:30pm, Irvine and Online: Democrats of Greater Irvine: City of Irvine Early Endorsement Support

NEW Mar 21 Monday 1:50pm, Online: Women For: OC and Stronger Women United Present "Hear My Story

NEW Mar 21 Monday 6:30pm, Online: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club

NEW Mar 22 Tuesday 5:30-7pm, Irvine: Orange County Peace Coalition: Peace in Ukraine Vigil

NEW Mar 24 Thursday 6pm, Newport Beach: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club

NEW Mar 24 Thursday 7pm, Online: OC Poor People Campaign: How to Get Involved

NEW Mar 30 Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm, Online: Democratic Party Fundraiser: The Road to Democracy Runs Right Through CA

NEW Mar 31 Thursday 4:30pm PST, Online: National Organization of Women: Feminist State of the Union

NEW Mar 31 Thursday 6-7:30pm, Online: Stop the Musick Monthly General Coalition Meeting


APRIL

NEW Apr 2 Saturday 3-6pm, Anaheim: Orange County Democratic Socialists of America In-person Social

NEW Apr 3 Sunday 3:30-5:30pm, Orange: Food Justice Rally at Theo Lacy

NEW Apr 7 Thursday 7pm, Fullerton and Online: Democrats of North OC: State of OC Unions

NEW Apr 7 Thursday 7pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC General Meeting

NEW Apr 9 Saturday 10am, Online: OC Peace Coalition

NEW Apr 9 Saturday 10:30am, Garden Grove: Jay Chen for CA-45 Office Opening

NEW Apr 9 Saturday 1-3pm, Fountain Valley: Candidate Meeting & Greet

NEW Apr 10 Sunday 4:30pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine: Earth Month

NEW Apr 16 Saturday 4pm, Online and Irvine: Americans United-OC Hybrid Meeting: Resisting the Religious Right's Efforts to Privatize Public Schools

NEW Apr 18 Monday 1:50pm, Online: Women For:OC - Memory, Aging, and Alzheimer's Disease with Dr. Jenna Adams

NEW Apr 19 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Irvine and Online: Teens Talk: Voter Education and Supression

NEW Apr 20 Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm, Irvine: Wine & WAVE Featuring Congresswoman Katie Porter and OC Supervisor Katrina Foley

NEW Apr 25 Monday 6-8pm, Santa Ana or Online: OC District Attorney Candidates Forum

NEW Apr 30 Saturday 7:30am-3pm, Huntington Beach: Chapter 110 Veterans for Peace: Arlington West

NEW Apr 30 Saturday 10am-4pm, Orange: Civic Genius Community Solutions Workshop: It's Your America


MAY

NEW May 1 Sunday 3-6pm, Santa Ana: Primero de mayo

NEW May 5 Thursday 6pm; 7pm, Fullerton or Online: Democrats of North Orange County Hybrid Meeting

NEW May 7 Saturday 1-4pm, Garden Grove: Democratic Socialists of America OC Social Get-Together

NEW May 11 Wednesday 7pm, Santa Ana: Let's Talk Roe v. Wade with Orange County Young Democrats

NEW May 14 Saturday 10am, Santa Ana: Bans Off Abortion Rally

NEW May 15 Sunday 4:30-6:30pm, Irvine and Online: Democrats of Greater Irvine: Compassionate Communication and Sensitivity

NEW May 16 Monday 2pm, Online: Women For:OC May Meeting - Ending Gun Violence in Orange County: Moms Demand Action

NEW May 16 Monday 7pm, Online: Orange County Coastkeeper: Victory Celebration

NEW May 21 Saturday 10am-noon, Online: United Nations Association0-OC Coffee Talk Series: Global Goals - Local Leaders

NEW May 21 Saturday 4pm, Irvine or Online: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: The Secular Paradox

NEW May 22 Sunday 5pm, Orange: Orange County Interfaith Committee to Aid Farm Workers: Fundraiser and Auction

NEW May 24 Tuesday 5:30-7pm, Orange: Orange County Peace Coalition Demonstration

NEW May 25 Wednesday 6:30-7:15pm, Online: Costa Mesa Ballot Party & Voting Information Night

NEW May 26 Thursday 6pm, Online: Progressive Democrats of America-OC General and Endorsement Meeting

NEW May 29 Sunday 7-8pm, Irvine: Candlelight Vigil


JUNE

NEW Jun 2 Thursday 6pm, Fullerton and Online: Democrats of North OC

NEW Jun 4 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Irvine: OC Equality Coalition: 4th Annual Inclusive Book Fair Our Stories OC

NEW Jun 4 Saturday, Newport Beach and Corona del Mar: Blue 2022! Get out the Vote with OC Groups!

NEW Jun 4 Saturday 5:30pm, Seal Beach: Vote for Our Lives Stop Gun Violence! Rally and Vigil

NEW Jun 5 Sunday 10am, Online: Veterans for Peace Chapter 110: Arlington West Plans

NEW Jun 7 Tuesday 7am-8pm, Statewide: Primary Election Day

NEW Jun 11 Saturday 2pm, Fullerton: March for Our Lives

NEW Jun 13 Monday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC: Election Dissection

NEW Jun 16 Thursday 5:30-7pm, Online: International Domestic Workers Day/ Dia Internacional de las trabajadoras del hogar

NEW Jun 18 Saturday 9-10am, Laguna Woods: Poor People's March

NEW Jun 18 Saturday noon-1:30pm, Online: OC Democratic Socialists of American - General Meeting

NEW Jun 18 Saturday 11am-6pm, Santa Ana: Juneteenth Festival

NEW Jun 18 Saturday 4pm, Online: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Banned Books: Censorship on the Rise

NEW Jun 19 Sunday 11am-18mpm, Irvine: Juneteenth Freedom Celebration

NEW Jun 20 Monday 7pm, In-person and Online: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club

NEW Jun 22 Wednesday 11am, Irvine and Online: Women For: Orange County - June Hybrid Meeting - American Democracy: How It is Being Attacked & What We Can Do to Save It

NEW Jun 24 Friday 6pm, Fullerton/Irvine/Laguna Beach/etc.: Rally For Abortion Rights


JULY

NEW Jul 6 Wednesday 10-11:30am, Irvine: Supreme Court Term in Review

NEW Jul 16 Saturday 4pm, Online and in person: Americans United for Separation of Church and State-OC

NEW Jul 21 Thursday 10am-2pm, Irvine: Activision Blizzard Workers Walk Out


AUGUST

NEW Aug 21 Sunday 11am-2pm, Santa Ana: Save the Date: 40th Annual Suffrage Day Celebration



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2022

JANUARY

NEW Jan 2 Sunday 7:30am, Huntington Beach: Veterans for Peace Ch 110: Arlington West Display @ 6th St and PCH, north of the Pier
Join VFP chapter 110 members to set-up a memorial to honor and bring awareness to the community of those who have died while serving the country in Iraq and Afghanistan and to bring awareness about continuing wars in the Middle East. The volunteers meet up at  the beach at (6th St. and PCH north of the pier) 7:30 and start the set-up of the field of crosses and other items. Depending upon number of helpers, this can take 45 minutes or up to two hours. "Many hands make for light and fast work". Take down goes much quicker than set-up and starts about 3:00PM and hopefully have everything back in the trailer before 4pm. It is vital to continue to remind the public of these ongoing conflicts and their costs to the nation and its families, and also to continue to talk to, support and help the many Marines, Soldiers, Sailors, Veterans, family members and concerned others that come by. If you have questions contact Jeff at jeff.mfso@earthlink.net or call/text  562-522-4241

NEW Jan 6 Thursday 6-7pm, Long Beach: Long Beach Resister Sisters Candlelight Vigil @ Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse, 275 Magnolia Ave
A year after attack on US Capitol, Long Beach sends message: VOTERS DECIDE THE OUTCOME OF ELECTIONS. Join Long Beach Peace Network to mark one year since a faction of elected officials incited armed right-wing militants to attack the U.S. Capitol. One year later, the same faction is working to restrict the freedom to vote, attacking fair voting districts, and quietly preparing future attempts to sabotage free and fair elections. Register for event here: https://www.mobilize.us/democracyvigils/event/432989/ Americans across race, place, party, and background are holding candlelight vigils to say: In America, the voters decide the outcome of elections. To prevent this kind of attack from happening again, advocates are demanding that elected leaders pass urgent legislation including the Freedom to Vote Act, the Protecting Our Democracy Act, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, and DC Statehood. This event in Long Beach is one of more than 150 events that will take place across the country, including at the U.S. Capitol.  VISUALS: Solemn candlelight vigil CONTACT: Jacqui Viale, vialegirl@gmail.com, 562-212-1852 and Kelly Lopes, kmchughlopes@gmail.com, 562-243-3223

NEW Jan 6 Thursday 6-7:30pm, Whittier: Never Again, Jan 6 Candlelight Vigil @ Whittier City Hall, 13230 Penn St
The assault on the Capital on January 6th, 2021, is a day that should live in infamy in the minds of every American. The Insurrection was a direct assault on this country's democracy and an attempted coup. The global collapse of democracy has invaded America and it's time to defend democracy and the American way of life. Join # Resist: Fullerton to remember the officers killed and injured as a result of the insurrection. Come to make sure it never happens again. Let's gather together to call for an end to the politics of division and to protect democracy and voting rights. Join us as we remember the officers killed and injured as a result of the insurrection. Please wear a mask and socially distance. RSVP here

Update Jan 6 Thursday 6pm and 7pm, Fullerton and Online: Democrats in North OC: What's New In 2022? @ Sizzler, 1401 N Harbor Blvd and Online via Zoom
This meeting is no longer a hybrid meeting. Due to the rising cases of COVID, we are moving this meeting completely online. The DNOC is committed to putting the health and safety of our members first.
Congressman Lou Correa will share insight as he reflects back on the Capitol Riot one year later; Patricia Hanzo and Gaston Castellanos of Indivisible will dive into the consequences of the insurrection and how it has affected the community on the local level, and Claudio Gallegos of Arda Demographics explains how to move forward after redistricting. See you there! Social Hour At the Fullerton Sizzler begins at 6pm. Program, online viz Zoom and in person begins at 7pm.  Join fellow DNOC members and guests for a lively hour where you can meet like-minded Democrats from your community and make new friends. Enjoy a beverage or meal during this time! The leadership team is eager and excited to meet you and see how the club can effect change in local communities together. Please note that this meeting is a hybrid meeting. Zoom attendees will be able to see and hear our speakers and ask questions as usual. If you choose to attend in-person, you must be vaccinated and wear a face mask when you are not actively eating. Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81067779672?pwd=azlUamJ6T0ZUYkVvY3hQd1RqUkNoQT09 Meeting ID: 810 6777 9672   Passcode: 859411 One tap mobile +12532158782,,81067779672# US (Tacoma) +13462487799,,81067779672# US (Houston)

NEW Jan 6 Thursday 7pm, Online: Anaheim Democrats Welcome Ashleigh Aitken
The Anaheim Democrats invite new and returning members to this event with Ashleigh Aitken, who will present an update on her race for Mayor of Anaheim and hear about upcoming events and activities.
Due to the spike in covid cases, the group will continue to meet online for general meetings, so please register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkde6pqzMrGdSDAPvnFy7HfNnkQRiTQIpE If you are unable to attend the meeting, please consider donating to Ashleigh's campaign at  https://secure.numero.ai/contribute/AitkenforMayor2022 See less

NEW Jan 8 Saturday 10am, Online: Orange County Peace Coalition Meeting
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.  Monthly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZMrf-CprzsrGtYPiHmFzJxovi8jaCJN-xbo/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGvqDMjG9WVsRmFRpwEBIqgXevzmGJcjbdkrBbNDgZJSBv5IOsaOLNcOvad Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87689110102?pwd=dkQxQTBUTmxueEViSTRSYjZ0OWZuQT09  Meeting ID: 876 8911 0102b Passcode 145673  Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/khmqREHEs

NEW Jan 8 Saturday noon, Anaheim: National Nurses United: Medicare Car Caravan @ Center Greens Park, 300 Lincoln Ave
Join the Car Caravan as part of a statewide CalCare Day of Action in support of AB 1400, the California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act. The caravan will begin with a short program, then participants will all drive around an easy-to-follow route with signs on the cars to demonstrate visible support for guaranteed health care for all Californians. Further details will be emailed to you including start and end locations, a map of the driving route, and safety guidelines.Be sure to decorate your car in advance if you are able - although some window signs will also be provided if you need them. If you have any questions, contact the host of this event listed below.

NEW Jan 9 Sunday 1:30pm, Online: Humanist Association of OC: "Black Nonbelievers with Mandisa Thomas and Past, Present and Future"
Join HAOC and Mandisa Thomas with Black Nonbelievers. As anti-racism becomes more of a focus in the secular community, the voices and work of BIPOC need to be amplified and supported. Mandisa Thomas will discuss the decade-long work of Black Nonbelievers as an organization, how Black atheists face additional challenges, and explain what allies can do to improve their diversity efforts.   Mandisa Thomas, a native of New York City, is the founder and President of Black Nonbelievers, Inc. Although never formally indoctrinated into belief, Mandisa was heavily exposed to Christianity, Black Nationalism, and Islam. As a child she loved reading, and enjoyed various tales of Gods from different cultures, including Greek and Ghanaian. "Through reading these stories and being taught about other cultures at an early age, I quickly noticed that there were similarities and differences between those deities and the God of the Christian Bible. I couldn't help but wonder what made this God so special that he warrants such prevalence today." she recalls.   To register for the virtual meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88669845323

NEW Jan 10 Monday 7pm, Onine or Brea: New CA45 District Coalition: Organzing Forum @ Virtual via ZOOM (or) Manzanita Hall, 300 East Imperial Highway
The former CA39 has been mapped into four new districts effective Jan 2022. Portions of Brea, Placentia and Fullerton, Buena Park, Cerritos, Los Alamitos, Cypress, Garden Grove, Westminster and Fountain Valley now make up the new CA45. You can find your location and see the new maps HERE. The Action Council will be transforming to form new District Coalitions with grassroots groups, clubs and activists in new regions of Orange County. Be sure you're registered! At this Organizing Forum, you will: Learn about the new CA45 boundaries; Hear the latest about declared candidates; Begin networking and connect with the OC Good Neighbor Program; Find out about next steps. RSVP for the Forum HERE

NEW Jan 11 Tuesday 6pm, Online: Latinx/Immigrant Health Care Panel
NUHW and Healthy California Now are bringing together Latinx leaders from across the state to discuss the intersection of health within the Latinx and immigrant communities. Register here to get the Zoom link.

NEW Jan 12 Wednesday 7-8:30pm, Online: OC Alliance for Racial Equity (OCARE): Discussion with Geregory Scott
Join OCARE for a discussion with Gregory Scott from Community Action Partnership on Racial Equity in Orange County. Register here ActionAgenda Topics: Challenging the myth of OC white affluence; Addressing the racial wealth gap and poverty in OC; Community development and empowerment; How to create equitable change. This event will help launch OCARE's county-wide book study and discussion series of The Sum of Us, by Heather McGhee.- Join one of several online Discussion Groups through-out OC. - Each group will meet on a different night, but will follow the same reading schedule. - Jump in a different group if you cannot make your regularly scheduled night. Purchase your book now & get a head start on the reading! "As long as we're divided, we're conquered. Solidarity dividends [are] these things that we can gain through collective action across lines of race that we can't do on our own. Higher wages, cleaner air, better funded schools. That's the new economic model, but we need to pursue the idea only through solidarity.” — Heather McGhee

NEW Jan 15 Saturday 2pm, Online: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Film Screening - "Call Me Kuchu"
Join AU-OC to see the move "Call Me Kuchu," which addresses LGBT issues in Uganda. In Uganda, a bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato, Uganda's first openly gay man, and retired Anglican Bishop Christopher Senyonjo work against the clock to defeat state-sanctioned homophobia while combatting vicious persecution in their daily lives. But no one is prepared for the brutal murder that shakes their movement to its core and sends shock waves around the world. "Call Me Kuchu" is a 2012 American documentary film directed by Malika Zouhali-Worrall and Katherine Fairfax Wright. The film explores the struggles of the LGBT community in Uganda, focusing in part on the 2011 murder of LGBT activist David Kato. The film received the 2014 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary and was the recipient of the Teddy Award for best LGBTQ documentary.If you have questions about this event, please email AU-OC at mail@au-oc.org or visit our web site at www.au-oc.org. To join the virtual meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89589514872?pwd=Y2xXczJ4UnlXN0h4d3dWV2FTOCtiQT09 Meeting ID: 895 8951 4872;  Passcode: 796393

NEW Jan 16 Sunday 4:30pm, Irvine or Online: Democrats of Greater Irvine: 2022 Endorsement Support Vote @ Duck Club, 15 Riparian View or online via Zoom
Join Democrats of Greater Irvine to hear from incumbent candidates and new campaigns for the 2022 races. Register for online participation here Agenda will include voting to support those 2022 races that are seeking California Democratic Party endorsement. A majority vote in support for endorsement of a candidate will instruct our Club Representatives how to vote at the February 12 Region 18 Pre-Endorsement Virtual Conference. There will also be a vote on the OC Board of Supervisors, where Sup. Katrina Foley is the incumbent in the new district representing much of Irvine! Among the great news with redistricting is that State Senator Dave Min will remain our State Senator in SD 37 through 2024, and Congresswoman Katie Porter will be running in Irvine's new CD 47! If you have participated in a club meeting in the past 12 months, are an OC Dem, and have renewed your dues by 12/31/21, you can vote! Renew here or by mailing this form with your renewal.

NEW Jan 17 Monday 1:50-3:30pm, Online: Women For OC: Civil Rights History in OC
Presenter will be Alison Lehmann Edwards, Chief Executive Officer of OC Human Relations.  Join W4OC to celebrate Martin Luther King's Birthday and learn about OC's civil rights history.  For many, mention of the civil rights era conjures up images of the protests, sit-ins, and marches in the South.  However, the West also contributed to achievements of the era and Orange County is no exception. From the fight for desegregated schools to the fight for LGBT rights, Orange County has shared in the nation's civil rights tragedies and triumphs.  The look back will hopefully empower the group, as members of the Orange County family, to own this past and use it as a source of inspiration to continue the struggle to make this a county where ALL live free from violence and discrimination. Join Zoom Presentation   https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87109018337?pwd=NGRPWGc4UzllUXNkUVlhQTJTUzJnQT09 Meeting ID: 871 0901 8337  Passcode: 971377  Any issues getting into Zoom meeting? Contact help through womenforoc@aol.com

NEW Jan 17 Monday 6:30pm, Online: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club
Aliso Niguel Democratic Club's agenda includes: Social Time and Check In (6:30pm); *Video (6:55pm);  Call to Order and Chair's Introduction 7pm); Redistricting Update: Where does Club stand within the final district lines; Timeline for election cycle and activism; Candidate Presentations: AD74 State Assembly Candidate Laurie Girand and AD74 State Assembly Candidate Chris Duncan; Endorsement Instructions: Members Vote on Candidates to Endorse; Club Representatives to Pre-Endorsement Conference; Pre-Endorsement Conference February 2022; Club Officers Elections 2022; Announcements and New Business. Register for the meeting here

NEW Jan 18 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Online: OC Poor People's Campaign Monthly Get Together
Support the national, statewide, and local Pool People's Campaign movement on issues intersecting poverty, systemic racism, ecological devastation, and/or militarism. Bring a topic to discuss or an announcement about an upcoming event you want others to know. The special guest speaker this month is OC Environmental Justice. They will give a 15-minute presentation followed by Q&A. Can't join for the monthly meeting, stay up to date on the latest actions and announcements on the Facebook page where you may contribute too - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1498070076936501 Join Zoom Online https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82162890833?pwd=SER0QmVuVGFPeWlZR202OFpUUUtNdz09

NEW Jan 22 Saturday 10-11:30am, Online: United Nations Association-OC Annual Membership Meeting
Join UNA-OC for its (virtual) Annual Meeting open to all UNA members. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUufu2trjwrGNOnp5Pp7JH_Mtal5gXc8G33 to receive your Zoom link to the meeting. Agenda: review of the group's strategic plans for 2022, highlighting the Local 2030 program, and presenting new Board of Directors. Find out how you can plug into many of the meaningful activities the chapter will be involved with in 2022, and truly make a difference. Thank you for your interest and involvement in the United Nations and the UNA-OC chapter. Have a wonderful holiday season, and stay SAFE!

NEW Jan 23 Sunday 1pm, Online: Ashleigh Aitken Meet & Greet
Click the link to RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/AitkenJan23 If you would like to connect with Ashleigh directly before the event - feel free to call her at 714-308-7129 or email her at ashleigh@ashleighaitken.com. You can also learn more about her campaign at www.ashleighaitken.com

NEW Jan 23 Sunday 7pm, Online: Supporters of Public Education - OC
Supporters of Public Education-OC protects and promotes truth and excellence in public education. Use the link here to join the meeting. Use this form to sign up for the email list and to receive the agenda.

NEW Jan 26 Wednesday 5:30pm, Online: Democratic Party of OC: Harnessing the Power of Women
Join the DPOC for our Harnessing the Power of Women for the month of January! Hear from special guests and a focus on women and women led issues! Register here

NEW Jan 26 Wednesday 6:30pm, Online: Costa Mesa Democrats: New Legislative Districts and More
Join fellow Democrats for an informative program planned to cover OC's new legislative districts and areas where redistricting is still underway. Club members will also hold an endorsement vote in state/federal races on the June primary ballot to meet the deadline to participate in the state party endorsement process! Agenda: • Analysis and discussion of newly adopted districts • Update on redistricting still underway for City Council and NMUSD • Hear from candidates and take endorsement vote in state/federal races for the June primary election. To vote on the club endorsements, you must renew your membership dues for 2022 (link here) • Election of our CMDC Board for the 2022-2023 term; nominations accepted by replying to this email or from the floor • Announcements and member updates. Link to RSVP:   https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpfuysqzkvHdKxNYed3ZENyhurdrGjPPm5?fbclid=IwAR3JeeErhk_5MkQIgGqSTT2jNXCCaY_dnXlWRRc7YogzNkvzKj776R5MeUs

NEW Jan 27 Thursday 6pm, Online: Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter Monthly Meeting
Agenda covers multiple topics, includes time for discussion and reports, legislative updates, local organizations' activities, petitiions, upcoming events.  NEXT MEETING: Tues Nov 30, 2021 *Zoom link and dial-in numbers…Please note the following: 1. Make sure you have Zoom installed on your computer or smart deviceand you have signed in to Zoom. You MUST be authenticated by Zoom before you can join the meeting.  2. Here are 3 ways to attend: First,  Get in by using this link: https://tinyurl.com/y924ujef Second method,  After logging in Zoom: Meeting ID: 879 6645 7857 Password: 503783 Third method, Get in by calling:+13126266799,,87966457857#,,#,503783#

NEW Jan 27 Thursday 7pm, Online: OC Poor People's Campaign
Join the Orange County Poor People's Campaign in supporting national, statewide, and local movement on issues intersecting poverty, systemic racism, ecological devastation, and militarism. Bring a topic to discuss or an announcement about an upcoming event you want others to know. The special guest this month is Orange County Environmental Justice (OCEJ). They will give a 15-minute presentation followed by Q&A. Zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82162890833?pwd=SER0QmVuVGFPeWlZR202OFpUUUtNdz09 or call by phone: 669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 821 6289 0833 Passcode: 537833 If you cannot 't join this monthly meeting, stay up to date on the latest actions and announcements on OCPPC Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1498070076936501 or on Twitter: https://twitter.com/oc_ppc

NEW Jan 27 Thursday 7pm, Online: Indivisible CA39 Meeting
Sign up here  to hear from special guest speaker, Ronald Baesler, who will encourage the group to sustain Hope and Resilience Through Activism. Ron has degrees in physics and theology. He has worked as a pastor and professor in the US, Brazil, Puerto Rico and Madagascar. He has led nine international Habitat for Humanity building teams, actively volunteered in support of the Homeless Intervention Shelter in Placentia, and done voter registration presentations at local schools. He is an author of four books. Also, an update on Redistricting, the impact on CA-39 and Orange County, and the plan for moving forward. Plus, recap of January 6th -- Day of Remembrance

NEW Jan 29 Saturday 1-3pm, Anaheim: Democratic Party of Orange County HQ Grand Opening & Open House @ 1475 S. State College Blvd, Suite 110
DPOC is growing and has moved into a larger headquarters space that will expand capacity 365 days a year. Join DPOC for a Grand Opening and Open House All phone numbers and email addresses for the DPOC team will remain the same. For COVID safety, proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test within 72 hours is required. Masks required indoors.

NEW Jan 31 Monday 6pm, Online: Team Foley: Virtual Meeting and Phonebanking
Join Team Foley to hear latest campaign updates, make calls and meet the Team's new Field Director! This race can be won and done in June with NO RUN OFF with all hands on deck! To register, email hello@katrinafoley or click here


FEBRUARY

NEW Feb 5 Saturday 1pm, Online: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club Special Meeting
Join ANDC for a special Meeting with Congressmember and next CD49 Representative Mike Levin. The meeting will be called to order promptly but please come early. The virtual room opens at 12:30 PM for early birds/social and the meeting is open to ANDC MEMBERS ONLY. Registration is required here

NEW Feb 6 Sunday 10am, Online: Veterans for Peace Arlington West Memorial Meeting
Due to the Huntington Beach Marathon this Sunday, the memorial is canceled but the Zoom is scheduled for Sunday.  Zoom info below.  Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88978806286?pwd=bVF4YTQzdmoxbW9PcjMwZklHV3Rwdz09 Meeting ID: 889 7880 6286Passcode: 880596 One tap mobile+14086380968,,88978806286#,,,,*880596# US (San Jose)+16699006833,,88978806286#,,,,*880596# US (San Jose) Any questions call/text Jeff at 562-522-4241

NEW Feb 10 Thursday 6pm, Online: OC Poor Peoples Campaign - Outreach Working Group
This working group focuses on building relationships with organizations who are already partners, new organizations, and individuals including young people to increase their participation in the OC PPC and advises on best practices for building a campaign that is youth-friendly. This will be the group's first meeting. It will focus on what it means to build bridges in OC and what that meaning looks like. This will lay down the foundation needed to begin growing and building on. Join Zoom Meeting here https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4353718362?pwd=Y2g0eDJvUkY4VXRsbHZUdjJiTnVwdz09&fbclid=IwAR0HEVPpowqBZO9-B-dCUjl3zesiVolb8J2gUOSmdqyyI2EOikP-y2J2xuE#success Meeting ID: 435 371 8362 Passcode: 097225 One tap mobile +16699006833,,4353718362#,,,,*097225# US (San Jose) +12532158782,,4353718362#,,,,*097225# US (Tacoma)  Dial by your location +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

NEW Feb 12 Saturday 10am, Online: Pete Hardin for OC District Attorney Volunteer Kickoff
Costa Mesa Democratic Club and Pete Hardin, candidate for OC District Attorney,  to kickoff this important campaign. It's time to finally restore integrity, accountability & transparency to the OC DA's office; and to replace a scandalous career politician with a highly qualified & experienced, forward-thinking, legal expert - who will build a modern, inclusive system of justice that enhances public safety and provide a voice to victims. @PeteHardin4DA Register here

NEW Feb 13 Sunday 1:30-3pm, Online: Poseidon Desalination Plant in Huntington Beach with Hans Johnson
Hans Johnson is a nationally renowned advocate and guide of winning coalitions. His practice in Progressive Victory builds diverse and stable organizations, shapes informed opinion, engages voters, and achieves sustainable breakthroughs in public policy. In 2020, Hans directed advocacy to win protection in California law for the livelihoods of professional interpreters and translators. From 2017 to 2020, he trained advocates in key states of Michigan and Wisconsin to spot and stop disinformation and worked successfully to end the Trump Administration's cruel and inhumane denial-of-care rule. From 2012 to 2016, he applied strategies from his work on LGBT and immigrant rights to lead the successful environmental-justice campaign to pass California's landmark statewide ban on throwaway plastic bags and preserve it in 2 ballot measure victories over the plastics industry. Hans is a former board vice chair of the National LGBTQ Task Force, where he served for 10 years. He appears regularly on Spectrum News. His commentary runs in USA Today and major news outlets throughout California and the country. Register here

NEW Feb 13 Sunday 7pm, Online: Supporters of Public Education OC
Join SOPE-OC's meeting to hear and share news about developments not only with SOPE-OC but with the education issues in Orange County. Three guest speakers will be sharing their insight: Liz Dorn Parker, Martha Fluor, and Sheila Benecke. And Fran Sdao will be updating the group with some legal news in the works. If this is your first SOPE-OC meeting, please register for the zoom link here:   https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctcu-sqjouHdRJ5MpJ7p0KL0gNK8ePZoFm  If you have attended other SOPE-OC meetings, you should be able to use the Meeting Link here

NEW Feb 17 Thursday 1-2pm, Online: Deplorable Food in OC Jails: Call to Action @ Online via Zoom
Join Irvine United Congregational Church and Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice to join activists from across OC to plan ways to apply pressure to the county to provide inmates decent food. Almost two months after a devastating report on cold, rotting, and nutritionally harmful food in the OC jails was published, the situation remains unchanged.  Report coauthor Sarah Kahn will present highlights and the group will organize a plan. Please invite your activist friends and share this invitation widely!  You can view the report here: https://www.stopthemusick.net/reports/ and here is a news article: https://voiceofoc.org/2022/01/kahn-new-report-shows-oc-sheriffs-department-is-giving-incarcerated-people-rotting-bologna-sandwiches-while-pocketing-savings/  Register for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0lcu-tqzIiEtdNsAAbMwJ37r5hZpltKe1n   After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the Zoom link to join the meeting. Thanks and blessings,

NEW Feb 17 Thursday 6-8pm, Orange County: Meet & Greet Fundraiser with Senator Nina Turner!
Vaccination is required by the hosts. Temperature will be taken at the door. Masks are required at ALL times. This is an outdoor event so make sure you bring enough layers as it may be chilly outside! Come prepared to show Senator Turner love and show other states how it's done in California. RSVP to danett@pdamerica.org Donation link: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/orangecounty2022

NEW Feb 17 Thursday 7pm, Online: Long Beach Area Peace Network with David Swanson
Guest speaker David Swanson will talk about the Eastern Europe confrontation between NATO and Russia. David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is executive director of World BEYOND War and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson's books include War Is A Lie and When the World Outlawed War. He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk World Radio. He is a Nobel Peace Prize Nominee. To receive a link to the meeting, email Marshallblesofsky@yahoo.com

NEW Feb 19 Saturday 2-3pm, Online: Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim: A Conversation with Dr. Phil Zuckerman
Phil Zuckerman is a sociology professor at Pitzer College, where he studied the lives of the nonreligious for years before founding a Department of Secular Studies, the first academic program in the nation dedicated to exclusively studying secular culture and the sociological consequences of America's fastest-growing “faith.” Zuckerman discovered that despite the entrenched negative beliefs about nonreli­gious people, American secular culture is grounded in deep morality and proactive citizenship—indeed, some of the very best that the country has to offer. SJC Forum hosted by the Social Justice Committee at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim 92805. Now on Zoom - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84997686166 - until further notice. For more information please visit uuanaheim.org, or contact UUCA at (657) 208-3606 or uuanaheim@gmail.com.

NEW Feb 19 Saturday 4pm, Online: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Sadaf Rahmani on The Future of Roe v. Wade
Sadaf is Public Affairs Director of  Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties. She has spent most of her career on policy and grassroots organizing and was a legislative assistant for former Congressman Keith Ellison. Most recently, Sadaf was the Director of Special Projects at the Office of Minnesota Attorney General, where she was in charge of creating spaces for community members and organizations, elected officials, and academics to come together to find solutions to issues that impact a person's ability to afford their lives and live with dignity and respect. Sadaf received her M.A. degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from SOAS, University of London, and her Bachelor's in International Business and Political Science from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. She recently moved to Orange County from Minneapolis, Minnesota.If you have questions about this event, please email AU-OC at mail@au-oc.org or visit web site at www.au-oc.org. To join the virtual meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81752634257?pwd=eUgwZ2lQcFlRdVM4ZzJhOUc5WFl1Zz09 Meeting ID: 817 5263 4257;  Passcode: 961615 Contact: Steph Campbell Americans United for Separation of Church and State Orange County (CA) Chapter President 714-299-4551 Visit Americans United OC at www.au-oc.org

NEW Feb 20 Sunday 4:30pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine Hybrid Meeting @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian Way and Zoom
Join DGI to hear from important races on the June Primary Election Ballot, with ballots dropping May 9! - Candidates for OC Superior Judge - The campaign for Katrina Foley for OC Supervisor - The campaign for Pete Hardin, OC District Attorney. The group will also hear from Sarah Jakle with DemocraShe! DemocraShe trains and empowers female-identifying students at the critical developmental stage of high school, by recruiting from trusted community partners who lift the voices of underserved students. The goal is to build the earliest pipeline of candidates whose lived experience and leadership will transform policy and create a government that truly reflects and serves all of its people. This will be a **hybrid** meeting: at the Duck Club and by Zoom. To join by Zoom, register here

NEW Feb 22 Tuesday 1:50-3:30pm, Online: Women For: OC - All Things Covid with Dr. Andrew Noymer, UCI @ Online via Zoom
Join Women For: OC to hear from guest speaker Dr. Andrew Noymer, an Associate Professor in Population Health and Disease Prevention, Dept. of Public Health at the University of CA, Irvine. Dr. Noymer is a much sought after COVID-19 expert being quoted and interviewed by news outlets across the nation, including The Atlantic, CNN.com, LA Times, Newsday, and the New York Times. Dr. Noymer will present his updates on his research, where we are now, predictions for the future, and how to prepare for a future with COVID-19. He will answer the question, “Is there any reason to be optimistic?” Dr. Noymer, an epidemiologist and population health scientist, holds a PhD in sociology from Berkeley, where he was also an NIA and NICHD trainee in demography; an MSc in medical demography from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; and a BA in biology from Harvard University. A specialist in infectious disease mortality, Dr. Noymer has closely studied prior modern influenza pandemics from a demographic, epidemiological, and social perspective. The coronavirus pandemic is the signature global health event of the early 21st century, and understanding it requires multiple viewpoints. He predicted the severe outcomes of the coronavirus pandemic last January. Join *Zoom Presentation here Meeting ID: 872 1501 2086 Passcode: 675976  Any issues getting into Zoom meeting? Contact womenforoc@aol.com

NEW Feb 22 Tuesday 6:45pm, Online: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club with Congressmember Katie Porter
Hear from Congressmember Katie Porter, meet AD72 candidate Judie Mancuso, hear City Council reports and Board Announcements. Sign up for the meeting here

NEW Feb 23 Wednesday 5-8pm, Online: Orange County Human Relations Fil Screening
Please join OC Human Relations on  for a virtual (via Zoom) screening of the documentary, Healing From Hate, a film that examines the root causes of hate group activity through the bold work of those battling intolerance on the front lines. The film follows former hate-group members in their work to de-radicalize white nationalists, and heal communities torn apart by racism. Healing From Hate is at once a stunning document of racism and white-male grievance in America, and a powerful portrait of a group of people working together to de-radicalize hate groups and heal communities torn apart by white male insecurity, resentment, and rage. Following the screening of the film, there will be a panel discussion featuring a former hate group member and experts in the field of anti-hate work. The panelists will discuss ways to combat hate and cultivate a culture of compassion as well providing information on local OC support services and ways community members can get involved in hate prevention work. Register here

NEW Feb 23 Wednesday 6-7:30pm, Aliso Viejo: Tiffany Ackley + Payal Avellan's Campaign Kick-Off Fundraiser @ Stadium Brew Company,
Progressive Solutions Consulting is host for this fundraiser for Payal Avellan for Aliso Viejo City Council and Tiffany Ackley, Aliso Viejo City Council. SUGGESTED CONTRIBUTIONS: $125 Friend | $400 Supporter | $750 Ally | $1,500 Champion | $2,500 #TeamAlisoViejo | $4,900 Host.  Contribute to Tiffany: https://secure.numero.ai/contribute/AckleyFeb23  Contribute to  Payal: https://secure.numero.ai/contribute/AvellanBDay223 Please submit your RSVP to RSVP@PSCCampaigns.com.   Tiffany's Website: https://www.votetiffanyackley.com/  Payal's Website: https://www.payalavellan.com/

NEW Feb 23 Wednesday 6pm, Online: Progressive Democrats of America - OC Chapter: Endorsement Meeting
The endorsement meeting will feature a presentation by the candidate under consideration, and a vote for the contested seat in CA46, with completed candidate questionnaire to be included in a subsequent email notice prior to the meeting. The Zoom link will be emailed prior to the meeting. If you have questions, contact Dr. Bill Honigman at drbill@pdamerica.org or call (949) 246-6283

NEW Feb 24 Thursday 5:30pm, Online: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club: Local Candidates and Much More
Register here  Networking beings at 5:30pm, meeting at 6pm. Join NBWDC for a great line-up for the evening, which includes local candidates Shayanne Wright (NMUSD), Kathleen Treseder (Irvine CC) and Ray Brown (OC Superior Court Judge.  Hear the Pre-Endorsement Conference results and an update on the club's June OC Primary Field Operations including a variety of volunteer and donation opportunities for everyone.

NEW Feb 24 Thursday 6-8pm, Irvine: Stop the Musick General Coalition and Power Mapping
Join STM for a monthly coalition meeting and power mapping session! Group members will be pooling their collective knowledge to map relationships between people, organizations, and institutions in Orange County that can be strengthened or developed to create a care-first community. Register at StopTheMusick.net/events

NEW Feb 26 Saturday 3:30pm, Online: OC Poor People's Campaign Outreach Working Group Meeting
Join the Outreach Working Group  to learn more and lay out a plan to organize from the top of the state to the bottom for the milestone events leading up to June 18 and the Mass Poor People's and Low Wage Workers Assembly and Moral March on Washington D.C. Of vital importance is that the event has a robust turnout for the March 13, 3pm Statewide Convening and the April 4 day of public readings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Beyond Vietnam A Time to Break Silence" speech. On Moral Monday May 16 Bishop William J. Barber II and Rev Dr. Liz Theoharis will be bringing the national spotlight to the western region during their M.O.R.E. Tour stop in Los Angeles. The outreach working group will be fanning out (virtually) across the state to invite California to attend events in service of amplifying the voices of impacted people and building power to change policy. RSVP here  for the meeting on Feb. 26.

NEW Feb 27 Sunday 3-5pm, Irvine: UCI Reception with Supervisor Katrina Foley
RSVP here to receive address of the event. The importance of keeping Sup. Foley in office can not be overstated for the future of Irvine and all of OC! With a majority (50%+1) vote, Supervisor Foley will be southern Irvine's OC Supervisor for the next 4 years. Please help make this happen by coming out to the UCI reception with Supervisor Foley herself! This outdoor reception near UCI is hosted by several UCI faculty and community members. DGI is a co-host of the event as well.  Supervisor Foley's new Board of Supervisors district 5 is a purple district, with Biden winning it last year, but Republican John Cox winning it over Governor Newsom in 2018! Why is this race so crucial? It oversees a $7.5 billion budget for our OC and Irvine communities: roads, transit, schools, housing, and more! It oversees the Orange County Health Care Agency, which is more crucial now than ever. It oversees Orange County-wide efforts to combat the climate crisis.

NEW Feb 27 Sunday 7pm, Online: Supporters of Public Education-OC with Dr. Al Mijares, Supt of OC Dept of Education
Dr. Mijares will explain the structure of the OCDE and its roles in support of local school districts; he will also describe the roles of the OC Board of Education. The leadership team meets at 6, the general membership at 7. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctceyrrjosEtWw_py9jmn9b7hDuFvNgoC9  SOPE OC seriously needs help with WordPress for its website. If you can help, please let them know. They also need a Membership committee to help keep track of dues and individual membership levels. If you're willing to help with these tasks, please join the Leadership Team meeting at 6!! Or email SOPEOC@gmail.com



MARCH

NEW Mar 3 Thursday 6:30pm, Online: Democratic Club of West OC: Three Special Guests
DCWOC invites you to engage with your local Democratic Club. Democratic Clubs are the grassroots level of the Democratic Party—engaged in local communities, causes, and campaigns. The DCWOC includes Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Sunset Beach, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Midway City, Cypress, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and Rossmoor. When: The first Thursday of most months. Programs begin at 7:00pm.  Diedre Thu-Ha Nguyen, Garden Grove Mayor Pro Tem, Candidate for State Assembly District 70. Campaign Website; District Map. Besides being Mayor Pro Tem of Garden Grove, Diedre is a laboratory cancer scientist. As a Council Member for GG, she has worked closely to build coalitions with the GG Unified School District, nonprofits, labor, and first-responders to collaboratively promote education, public safety, and enhance business growth and career opportunities in the community. Diedre was first elected to serve on the GG City Council in 2016 and re-elected in 2018. Katrina FoleyOC Board of Supervisors, 2nd District, Candidate for OC Board of Supervisors, 5th District. Campaign Website; District Map. Katrina is a community leader, successful businesswoman, working mom, and attorney who was elected as OC's newest Supervisor for District 2 in 2021. Foley became Costa Mesa's first directly elected Mayor in 2018 and has served as Mayor from 2016 to 2020. She was on the Costa Mesa City Council for 12 years and previously served on the Newport Mesa Unified School District Board of Trustees from Nov 2010 to Nov 2014. Lindsey Lefebvre, Organizing Director,  Democratic Party of OC. Lyndsey is working across OC to bring Democrats together to turn out voters.  Focusing on municipal and school board elections, Lyndsey is excited to speak about how Democrats win through 1:1 organizing through the DPOC's Good Neighbor Program. Working together as a club - you will be empowered with a new strategy for canvassing and encourage more participation in Democracy. Three ways to join the meeting:  Join via 1 of 3 methods: 1) Click Here (preferred method) 2)  Launch Zoom app on your device, then select Join, and then enter Meeting ID: 878 9346 7965 Passcode/Password: 022699  3) Dial this number from any cell phone or landline phone: +16699009128,,87893467965#,,1#,022699# You will be joining with audio only.

NEW Mar 3 Thursday 7pm, Fullerton and Online: Democrats of North OC with Dr. Asif Mahmood for CA-40 @ Sizzler, 1401 N Harbor Blvd and Online via Zoom
In-person social hour will start at 6pm. The meeting, in-person and online, will begin at 7pm. Register for online meeting here  A pulmonologist and doctor of internal medicine, Dr. Asif Mahmood grew up in a small, crowded home in a remote village in rural Pakistan. After receiving his medical degree, Asif moved to America, and later California, to practice medicine. Asif has based his life's work on a single principle taught to him by his parents: that helping others is the highest calling. Asif is running for Congress because CA-40 needs leaders who wake up every day to solve problems and actually help families in our district. Dr. Asif Mahmood will be attending the meeting in-person. Also joining DNOC Diane Offner - local community organizer! Diane will talk about her efforts to mobilize her community in OC through canvasses, voter registration drives, coalition building, and more. Come and learn more about how you can join Diane in her work.

NEW Mar 5 Saturday 10am-noon, Online: United Nations Association OC Chapter: Coffee Talk Serices
RSVP here   Join UNA-OC for Sustainability Goal #5 - Gender Equality, with Deborah Charles, founder of Dear 2030 Man. What is the role of men in achieving this goal. Learn how men can play an important part in achieving gender equality for girls and women everywhere. Also join to learn more about the great work UNA-OC and UNA in general are doing and how you might be able to get in involved. United Nations Association - Orange County Chapter  www.una-oc.org

NEW Mar 6 Sunday 7:30am, Huntington Beach: Veterans for Peace Chapter 110: Huntington Beach Arlington West @ 6th St and Pacific Coast Hwy
Veterans for Peace will need 10 or more people to complete the setup. Please call/email or text Jeff at jeff.mfso@earthlink.net or 562-522-4241  if you can participate in setting up the memorial to honor and bring awareness to the community of those who have died while serving the country in Iraq and Afghanistan and to bring awareness about continuing wars in the Middle East. The memorial includes the field of crosses and other items. Depending upon number of helpers, this can take 45 minutes or up to two hours. Take down goes much quicker than set-up and starts at about 3pm and hopefully is completed before 4pm. Our goal is to continue to remind the public of these ongoing conflicts and their costs to the nation and its families, and also to continue to talk to, support and help the many Marines, Soldiers, Sailors, Veterans, family members and concerned others that come by. If you have questions contact Jeff at  jeff.mfso@earthlink.net or call/text  562-522-4241

NEW Mar 6 Sunday 1-3pm, Costa Mesa: Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church Rally for Ukraine @ Corner of Adams and Mesa Verde, 2845 Mesa Verde Dr. East
The location is basically at the church, so there is plenty of parking. An OCUUC congregant, Tatiana Houser, who is 1/2 Ukrainian, and she is desperate to show support for Ukraine. Her family has fled and is safe in Slovenia, thankfully, but she is so in need of our support too! Signs will be provided; please wear yellow and/or blue if you have it - or a big sunflower! Please share this information.   Please get the word out! Thank you!

NEW Mar 7 Monday 7pm, Online: Perspectives on How to Reach Peace in Ukraine
Join The Southcoast Interfaith Council to hear David Swanson from World Beyond War and Braden Phillips of Long Beach, a 27 year Captain in the US Navy, as they share their perspectives on the crisis in Ukraine. Register here for the link both the special presentation featuring the 2 presenters including time for questions and discussion: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtcuqorT8oGt31GuyhTNwiROBBCDXqnz9F

NEW Mar 8 Tuesday 2-4pm, Seal Beach: Demonstration for Solidarity and Peace in Ukraine @ Leisure World, Seal Beach Blvd.
Join the Peace Club at Leisure World for this demonstration. Bring your own sign of use one that will be provided. For more info, contact 562/833-8032.

NEW Mar 13 Sunday 1-3pm, Irvine: Orange County Equality Coalition Art in the Park @ Barber Memorial Park, 4 Civic Center Plaza
Celebrate Women's History Month with the Orange County Equality Coalition as it hosts its first ever Art in the Park event! Participants will be making collage art inspired by LGBTQ+ women in history. Art supplies and refreshments will be provided. Open to all ages! Register here  Questions? Email OCEquality@gmail.com

NEW Mar 14 Monday 4:30pm, Online: League of Women Voters OC: The Facts About SB 9 & How Cities are Trying to Circumvent the Law
Senate Bill 9 - the California Housing Opportunity and More Efficiency (HOME) Act that passed in 2021, streamlines the process for a homeowner to create a duplex or subdivide an existing lot. It has the potential for creating more affordable homes. However, it has created controversary as some see it as a threat to single family home neighborhoods. But many are making incorrect assumptions about the law. During this educational session, Rafa Sonnenfeld, Director of Legal Advocacy, YIMBY Law, will describe the basics of SB9 - including the limitations on the law. He will describe the ways the law is being mis-represented. And he'll share how cities have been creating ordinances that try to circumvent the intent of SB9. He will let advocates know what to look out for - and what to do if they see cities trying to thwart the impact of SB9.Co-hosted by YIMBY Law, People for Housing OC (a chapter of YIMBY Action), Welcoming Neighbors Home, Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Housing is a Human Right OC, Costa Mesa Affordable Housing Coalition, San Clemente Affordable Housing Coalition, and League of Women Voters of Orange County.Session will be recorded for later viewing. Register here if you would like to receive the video link.

NEW Mar 15 Tuesday 7:30pm, Online: Amnesty International Planning Meetng
The purpose of this meeting is to discuss planning future meetings, which will be in-person. Participants can join by phone by calling the numbers and entering the passcode. Join online at   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83205911906?pwd=OS90bmY5VkE0amtkVnQxN3JzdkJndz09   Meeting ID: 832 0591 1906  Passcode: 960829  One tap mobile +16699009128,,83205911906#,,,,*960829# US (San Jose)   +12532158782,,83205911906#,,,,*960829# US (Tacoma)  Dial by your location  +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)  +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)  +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)  +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)  +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)  Meeting ID: 832 0591 1906  Passcode: 960829  Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/klOXFoUoU

NEW Mar 19 Saturday 4pm, Online: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Evan Clark, Atheists United "How Atheist Communities are Reframing Separation of Church and State" @ Online via Zoom Only
Topic: How Atheist Communities are Reframing Separation of Church and State. If you have questions about this event, please email AU-OC at mail@au-oc.org or visit our web site at www.au-oc.org. To register for the virtual meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqcu-gqzsoE9LcVQXK70DFzMiTAYj9Jr6k

NEW Mar 20 Sunday 4:30-6:30pm, Irvine and Online: Democrats of Greater Irvine: City of Irvine Early Endorsement Support @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View and Online via Zoom
The Democrats of Greater Irvine will meet for members to direct our Club Associate Member as to how to vote in early endorsements for Irvine City Council and Mayor. That vote for Democratic Party early endorsement could be as early as Mar 28, 2022 at the Democratic Party of Orange County's Central Committee meeting, as the DPOC opened November races for early endorsement at their Feb 28 Central Committee meeting. The meeting will be hybrid: to register for online via Zoom, use link here  See details of endorsement process here

NEW Mar 21 Monday 6:30pm, Online: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club
Special guests include Asif Mahmood, candidate for Congressional District 40; Pete Hardin, candidate for OC District Attorney; Katrina Foley, OC Board of Supervisors, District 5; Sherine Smith, OC Board of Education, District 5. The meeting will be called to order promptly at 7pm but please come early. The virtual room opens at 6:30pm for early birds/social and the meeting is open to registered Democrats only. Register here

NEW Mar 21 Monday 1:50pm, Online: Women For: OC and Stronger Women United Presents "Hear My Story" @ Online via Zoom
Join Women For: OC and Stronger Women United for Hear My Story: I Am Not Homeless, I Am a Human Being. Link to the  Zoom Presentation here Meeting ID: 891 1649 2728 Passcode: 175698  Join meeting at 1:50pm, presentation from 2pm to 3pm, followed by Q&A session from 3pm to 3:30pm. Any issues getting into the Zoom meeting? Contact us through womenforoc@aol.com

NEW Mar 22 Tuesday 5:30-7pm, Irvine: Orange County Peace Coalition: Peace in Ukraine Vigil @ Corner of Anton and Culver, Northest Corner
OCPC has started up its monthly peace vigil on the fourth Tuesday of the month again starting March 22. Each month the group will rotate different locations in OC.  The theme is Peace in Ukraine, but all peace issues are welcome. Some signs will be available but participants can bring their own. Parking is available at shopping center across the street by the Starbucks; Optional Taco Tuesdays afterwards at Café Rio Mexican Grill in the same shopping center.

NEW Mar 24 Thursday 6pm, Newport Beach: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club @ Oasis Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Dr.
Join NBWDC for general meeting with special guests Katrina Foley, candidate for OC Board of Supervisors, District 5; Judy Mancuso, candidate for 72nd Assembly District; Jessica Cha, candidate for OC Superior Court Judge. Networking begins 5:30. It's the club's Annual Meeting and will includes a recap of DPOC-required Bylaws changes. Since this is an in-door meeting, the State and City requires masks for unvaccinated individuals. Masks will be available at check-in for anyone who wishes to wear one at the meeting, vaccinated or not. Register here

NEW Mar 24 Thursday 7pm, Online: OC Poor People Campaign: How to Get Involved
Join OC Poor People's Campaign Peace Builders for this informative meeting because there are many ways for you and your loved ones to get involved. Focus will be on planning for the upcoming Beyond Vietnam Reading in person on April 4th, Rev. Dr. William Barber II and Rev. Dr Liz Theoharis are coming to LA on Mon, May 16th, and going to DC in June. AGENDA- Welcome- What is the Poor People's Campaign (PPC) and What Does It Mean To You- Look at the Fundamental Principles of PPC- Receive National & Statewide PPC Updates- Activities: Beyond Vietnam Speech by Martin Luther King Jr, plus the M.O.R.E Tour Stop in Los Angeles.- Announcements: Local Updates on What is Happening in Orange County- Close on a Positive Note. The link to join the meeting is  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82162890833?pwd=SER0QmVuVGFPeWlZR202OFpUUUtNdz09 or phone-in 669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 821 6289 0833 Passcode: 537833 One tap mobile +13126266799,,82162890833#,,,,*537833#

NEW Mar 30 Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm, Online: Democratic Party Fundraiser: The Road to Democracy Runs Right Through CA
The Democratic Party of Orange County, CADEM and the Westside Democratic HQ are partnering to host this fundraiser - The Road to Democracy Runs Right Through California. The event features Senator Alex Padilla, Rep. Katie Porter, Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis, and Assemblymember Ash Kalra! The event will also feature a panel discussion with endorsed Congressional candidates moderated by CADEM Chair Rusty Hicks. Register here

NEW Mar 31 Thursday 4:30pm PST, Online: National Organization of Women: Feminist State of the Union
In the past year, the U.S. has experienced seismic cultural and economic changes, many that have tested values and threatened to unravel the very fabric of the country. While all Americans continue to face significant challenges, it's critical to understand the state of the union through a feminist lens. Please join National NOW president, Christian F. Nunes and Feminist Majority president Ellie Smeal for a series of pre-recorded discussions with leading activists to better understand what democracy looks like for women in 2022. Focusing on issues including constitutional equality, economic justice and voting rights, the Feminist State of the Union will explore the events that impacted women's lives in the last 12 months, and will try to chart a course to push our movement forward in the years to come.Join NOW-OC for Feminist State of the Union. Invitees include Gloria Blackwell, CEO of American Association of University Women (AAUW), Jennifer Carroll Foy, Attorney, Virginia State Senate Candidate, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY), Christian F. Nunes, NOW, Eleanor Smeal, Feminist Majority, Virginia Kase Solomon, CEO of League of Women Voters, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA), NOW Young Feminist National Committee (Joi Dean & Shree Mehrotra) and more. Find more info about moderators and speakers here  Register here

NEW Mar 31 Thursday 6-7:30pm, Online: Stop the Musick Monthly General Coalition Meeting
Join Stop the Musick for a power mapping session, general coalition updates, and to learn how you can get involved in building a care-first community in Orange County.  Register here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfEHzIbSUOVcZn9824zCQqFahxZpML9chL_N2wYrbLL2dPuAg/viewform


APRIL

NEW Apr 2 Saturday 3-6pm, Anaheim: Orange County Democratic Socialists of America In-person Social @ Modern Times Leisuretown, 549 S Anaheim Blvd
Join OCDSA for drinks and food. Modern Times is a brewery so it is kid and pet friendly. DSA-OC is asking folks to only come if they are fully vaccinated. For more info, email contact@ocdsa.org  Sign up here

NEW Apr 3 Sunday 3:30-5:30pm, Orange: Food Justice Rally at Theo Lacy @ Outside Theo Lacy Jail, 501 City Cr. South
Join Stop the Musick, CLUE: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice and 4 other organization for a food justice rally organized by incarcerated Stop The Musick members! For almost two years, OC Jails have been providing often moldy or rotting bologna sandwiches for almost every meal. Read the report on food oppression in OC Jails: https://www.stopthemusick.net/reports/  No food can make a cage humane, but until all people are free, it's imperative to stand with incarcerated organizers demanding adequate food. Park in the mall by TGIF/Carl's Jr. The group will gather with signs across the street outside the jail. Speakers (4pm) will include: Laura Hernandez, Organizer, STM Member, & OCRRN Coordinator, Jose Armendariz, Inside Organizer, STM, Johanna Armendariz, Family Member. Please share and uplift with your networks!

NEW Apr 7 Thursday 7pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC General Meeting @ Congregation B'nai Tzedek, 9669 Talbert Avenue and Online
Jay Chen, Candidate for U.S. Congress, California's 45th District: Jay has dedicated his life to public service. He is committed to expanding access to education so that all children have the opportunity he was given, and to restore integrity and accountability in Washington, D.C. Background: President, Board of Trustees Mt. San Antonio College, Intelligence officer, Lieutenant Commander, US Navy Reserve. Earned a Navy ROTC scholarship to attend Harvard University and served honorably from the Korean peninsula to the Middle East. As part of Operation Inherent Resolve, he led an intelligence team and helped bring justice to ISIS terrorists. Following his service, he became an active reservist playing a key role with the military's response to the COVID pandemic. Campaign web site here  Rick Foster, Candidate for Orange County Assessor: Real estate broker with 40+ years experience in OC. Started his career as an apprentice land developer then moved into the residential sales division at Prudential California Realty before forming his own successful property company that includes assisting displaced people find permanent housing. Additionally: Founder of Universe Properties LLC that provides homes for seniors, disabled veterans and battered women transitioning from shelters to housing. Founder of “You Are Safe Here” which is an international city designation for LGBTQ+ visitors & refugees. Following his service, he became an active reservist playing a key role with the military's response to the COVID pandemic. Campaign web site here  Rick Foster, Candidate for Orange County Assessor: Real estate broker with 40+ years experience in OC. Started his career as an apprentice land developer then moved into the residential sales division at Prudential California Realty before forming his own successful property company that includes assisting displaced people find permanent housing. Additionally: Founder of Universe Properties LLC that provides homes for seniors, disabled veterans and battered women transitioning from shelters to housing. Founder of “You Are Safe Here” which is an international city designation for LGBTQ+ visitors & refugees. Social distancing is optional, but highly recommended. The synagogue has ample seating area so you are encouraged to spread out. If you are experiencing symptoms  or feeling ILL, Please do not attend. For virtual meeting, click here  If you have a problem connecting to the virtual meeting, contact the synagogue tech support person Mark Goldhamer at 714-968-4241.

NEW Apr 7 Thursday 7pm, Fullerton and Online: Democrats of North OC: State of OC Unions
Join the DNOC for a discussion of the State of OC Unions. Guest speakers are three power house union leaders including Gloria Alvarado with the Orange County Labor Federation, Tim Steed with Orange County Employees Association, and Ada Briceno with Unite Here Local 11! Join in person at the Fullerton Sizzlers or virtually on Zoom. REGISTER VIRTUALLY HERE: https://linktr.ee/demsofnoc

NEW Apr 9 Saturday 10am, Online: OC Peace Coalition
Join OCPC for the monthly meeting to discuss what is happening locally and worldwide.  Find out what actions are being taken to make positive changes and impacts. Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Monthly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZMrf-CprzsrGtYPiHmFzJxovi8jaCJN-xbo/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGvqDMjG9WVsRmFRpwEBIqgXevzmGJcjbdkrBbNDgZJSBv5IOsaOLNcOvad Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87689110102?wd=dkQxQTBUTmxueEViSTRSYjZ0OWZuQT09 Meeting ID: 876 8911 0102 Passcode: 145673

NEW Apr 9 Saturday 10:30am, Garden Grove: Jay Chen for CA-45 Office Opening @ Location address to be provided with RSVP
Join the DCCC and Jay Chen for Congress to open the frst ever office for Democrats in the Heart of Little Saigon. Doors open at 10:30AM and the programming will begin at 11AM. Participants will be canvassing after so be sure to wear your walking shoes! This event will also feature CADem Chair Rusty Hicks, community leader Phu Do Nguyen, and Thu-Ha (Diedre) Nguyen for AD70! Attendees must be fully vaccinated and proof of vaccination will be required to enter the event. RSVP here

NEW Apr 9 Saturday 1-3pm, Fountain Valley: Candidate Meeting & Greet @ Fountain Valley Recreation Center, 16400 Brookhurst St
Please join this FREE non-partisan event to meet and learn about local candidates for city, county and statewide office. All members of the community welcome. The candidate panel includes:   Rudy Huebner for Fountain Valley City Council, Rick Foster for Orange County Assessor, Diedre Nguyen for Assembly District 70, Kim Carr for Senate District 36.

NEW Apr 10 Sunday 4:30pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine: Earth Month @ Duck Club, 15 Riparian View, and on Zoom
Join DGI and hear from these speakers: RL Miller, founder of Climate Hawks Vote and DNC member, to learn about the future of rooftop solar and local to national priorities for climate action, as well as local leaders; Dr. Karen McLaughlin, Director of Irvine Ranch Water District, on the future of water security in Irvine and beyond, and Dr. Kathleen Treseder on Irvine action on climate and the environment. For Zoom, please register in advance at this link.

NEW Apr 16 Saturday 4pm, Online and Irvine: Americans United-OC Hybrid Meeting: Resisting the Religious Right's Efforts to Privatize Public Schools @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave
Teri Sorey of “Supporters of Public Education” will speak on Resisting the Religious Right's Efforts to Privatize Public Schools. A firm believer that public schools are the cornerstone of democracy, preparing all children to follow their dreams, Teri was a public high school teacher of English in Irvine for 40+ years. During that time, she was the advisor of the first ever high school chapter of Amnesty International and an active member of Irvine Teachers Association, serving in various roles and retiring as President of ITA in July 2021. Since then, she has helped to create Supporters of Public Education—OC, to support and protect school board members who follow the laws regarding Covid safety, CHYA and ethnic studies curricula, and civil public discourse. A coordinated national campaign is underway to undermine public schools and replace them with a network of religious and/or money-driven schools, funded by taxpayer dollars. This effort is very much in evidence in OC where charter schools are approved by the current OC Board of Education majority even when the local districts and OC Department of Education have recommended the charters be denied because their plans are not viable. Some of these charters are using curriculum devised by Hillsdale College, an evangelical college in Michigan, whose curriculum is being used in many states to omit some of what is required instruction in CA for reproductive health, social/emotional learning, and ethnic studies. This presentation will provide information about what is happening in OC and what can be done to preserve public schools in their efforts to serve all students. You can attend this meeting either In-Person or by Zoom: In-Person - You MUST email mail@au-oc.org and request a place as the event is limited to 25 people in person. You will receive a confirmation response. *Proof of Vaccination AND Masks Required. If by Zoom, You Will Need to Register here  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting.

NEW Apr 18 Monday 1:50pm, Online: Women For:OC - Memory, Aging, and Alzheimer's Disease with Dr. Jenna Adams
Please join Dr. Jenna Adams, postdoctoral researcher in the Dept of Neurobiology and Behavior at the Univ of CA, Irvine, who works within the Translational Neuroscience Laboratory, headed by Dr. Michael Yassa. Dr. Adams will highlight some of the recent research findings on brain aging and memory from the Biomarker Exploration in Aging, Neurodegeneration, and Cognition (BEACoN) Study at UC Irvine.  Her discussion will include how memory changes as you age, how Alzheimer's disease develops, and strategies to keep your brain healthy and prevent Alzheimer's disease. The BEACoN Study assesses how memory changes are related to brain structure, function, and Alzheimer's pathology in older adults who are still cognitively healthy. Using this data Dr. Adams is investigating how activation and connectivity of the brain's memory system is related to memory performance in older adults. She also investigates how two defining pathologies of Alzheimer's disease contribute to memory decline. Dr. Adams received her PhD in neuroscience from UC Berkeley. Her dissertation research investigated the development of Alzheimer's pathology in older adults using neuroimaging techniques including positron emission tomography (PET). Dr. Adams received her BA in Psychology from UC Santa Barbara, where she first became interested in memory research and neuroimaging. Among her many awards and honors, Dr. Adams recently received the Postdoctoral National Research Service Award (September 2021 - ongoing) and the Young Investigator Travel Scholarship for Human Amyloid Imaging Conference (January 2020). For more information on Dr. Adams and the UCI Translational Neuroscience Laboratory please see https://faculty.sites.uci.edu/myassa/jenna-adams/  Join *Zoom Presentation here   Meeting ID: 839 2229 6474  Passcode: 386893  Program begins at 2pm; question and answer will be from 3pm to 3:30pm. Any issues getting into the Zoom meeting? Contact us through womenforoc@aol.com

NEW Apr 19 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Irvine and Online: Teens Talk: Voter Education and Supression @ 4915 Alton Pkwy and Online
The Teen Interns of Multiracial Americans of Southern California and the OC Human Relations Ambassadors have collaborated and worked diligently to organize this community forum to highlight the importance of voting rights. Distinguished guests, Mayor Farrah Khan of Irvine, Dr. Fred Smoller, Associate Professor of Political Science at Chapman University, Cynthia Valencia of the ACLU and Roberto Herrera of Resilience OC, will engage with the students to discuss the history of voting rights, how these rights are being restricted by legislation and are suppressed at elections, and how voting rights have been made more accessible in California. The event is free and open to all. A reception with light refreshments will follow.   Everyone is welcome to join us in person or online! Register online:https://conta.cc/3wZ2TZe

NEW Apr 20 Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm, Irvine: Wine & WAVE Featuring Congresswoman Katie Porter and OC Supervisor Katrina Foley @ University Hills Community Center, 1083 California
Join  co-hosts Jeane K. Stoever, Jessica Dawn Pratt, and Kathleen Treseder for a Wine & WAVE event featuring Congresswoman Katie Porter and OC Supervisor Katrina Foley. WAVE is an OC-based group of  progressive women who work together to improve local communities. Vaccinated guests only.  Please RSVP at  here

NEW Apr 25 Monday 6-8pm, Santa Ana or Online: OC District Attorney Candidates Forum @ Online or Santa Ana (address to be provided with registration)
Join Resilience OC and OC Communities Organized for Responsible Development to meet the Candidates for Orange County District Attorney on Monday, April 25th online or in-person in Santa Ana (limited availability for in person attendance). The OC District Attorney has tremendous power to make decisions that impact the lives of millions of people, their families, and entire communities. In fact, the OCDA serves over 3 million residents with a budget of $166.6 million (FY 2020-2021). Translation will be provided in Spanish and ASL. The groups hosting this event are nonprofit organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and do not endorse or oppose any candidates for elected public office. The event will have limited in-person capacity and will be taking COVID safety measures. Please only choose the in-person option if you will be able to join the forum in person. It will be located in Santa Ana, address will be provided to those attending in-person. Please indicate if you would be interested in childcare. Based on the amount of RSVPs, childcare will be provided so please mark “yes” if you need childcare. -- Conozca a los Candidatos para Fiscal de Distrito del Condado de Orange el lunes 25 de abril en línea o en persona en Santa Ana (disponibilidad limitada para atender en persona). El Fiscal de Distrito del Condado de Orange tiene un tremendo poder para tomar decisiones que impactan las vidas de millones de personas, sus familias y comunidades. De hecho, el fiscal provee servicios a más de 3 millones de residentes con un presupuesto de $166,6 millones (año fiscal 2020-2021). Estamos limitando el número de entradas para ver el foro en persona. También estaremos tomando medidas de seguridad sanitaria por el COVID. Traducción será proveída en Español y ASL. Más información para los que están interesados ​​en ver el foro en persona: Tendremos capacidad limitada en persona y estaremos tomando medidas de seguridad de COVID. Elija la opción en persona solo si podrá unirse al foro en persona. El foro estará ubicado en Santa Ana. La dirección se dará a quienes se registren para ver el foro en persona. Indique si estaría interesado en el cuidado de niños. Se puede proporcionar cuidado de niños si se basa en a cantidad de personas que lo solicitan, así que marque "sí" si necesita cuidado de niños. Gracias. Submit your questions for the DA candidates here: here  Envíe sus preguntas para los candidatos a DA aquí:

NEW Apr 30 Saturday 10am-4pm, Orange: Civic Genius Community Solutions Workshop: It's Your America @ DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Anaheim, 100 The City Drive South
Are tech companies censoring people or letting misinformation run wild? If you turn on cable news or scroll social media, you're sure to find plenty of people yelling about the problem, but far fewer really working to solve it. This event will try something different - sitting down together to hash it out and find real solutions. Civic Genius, an organization dedicated to building strong civic culture, will be doing exactly that at this day-long event, you'll work with people in your community to craft recommendations for how the government, tech companies, and individuals can address online misinformation while respecting free speech. Anyone in Orange County and surrounding communities is welcome to attend. As part of this initiative, Civic Genius is partnering with the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution to bring the experiences, perspectives, and ideas generated by citizens in OC to a group of national decision-makers - meaning your voice will truly be heard. The group will also be joined by two-time Emmy-nominated Executive Producer/Director Riaz Patel for a transformative entertainment experience that will move attendees beyond their divisions and empower them to move forward together.   Register here to save your spot! If you have any questions, reach out to @CivicGenius on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, or email ibrahim@ourcivicgenius.org.

NEW Apr 30 Saturday 7:30am-3pm, Huntington Beach: Chapter 110 Veterans for Peace: Arlington West @ 6th St and Pacific Coast Hwy North of the Pier
Please consider joining Chapter 110 Veterans for Peace to set up Arlington West display on the sands of Huntington Contact Jeff if you can volunteer at jeff.mfso@earthlink.net or call/text  562-522-4241. The set-up starts at 7:30am and is taken down about 3pm. The memorial's purpose is to honor and bring awareness to the community of those who have died while serving the country in Iraq and Afghanistan and to bring awareness about continuing wars in the Middle East. It is important to continue to remind the public of these ongoing conflicts and their costs to the nation and its families, and also to continue to talk to, support and help the many Marines, Soldiers, Sailors, Veterans, family members and concerned others that come by. If you have questions contact Jeff at jeff.mfso@earthlink.net or call/text  562-522-4241


MAY

NEW May 1 Sunday 3-6pm, Santa Ana: Primero de mayo @ El Centro Cultural De Mexico, 837 North Ross Street
Evento de comunidad y música en movimiento. Talleres, mesas de información de organizaciones comunitarias y arte

NEW May 5 Thursday 6pm; 7pm, Fullerton or Online: Democrats of North Orange County Hybrid Meeting @ Sizzler, 1401 N Harbor Blvd or Online via Zoom
Join in-person fellow DNOC members and guests for the social hour in-person at 6pm for a lively hour where you can meet like-minded Democrats from your community and make new friends. Enjoy a beverage or meal during this time. Join in-person and online at 7pm for the meeting. Register for the meeting: linktr.ee/demsofnoc After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting. The leadership team is eager and excited to meet you!

NEW May 7 Saturday 1-4pm, Garden Grove: Democratic Socialists of America OC Social Get-Together @ SteelCraft Garden Grove, 12900 S Euclid St
Join DSA-OC for their second social of 2022 to meet up for drinks and food. This venue is a food court so it is kid and pet friendly. The group is asking folks to participate only  if they are fully vaccinated. Sign up here

NEW May 11 Wednesday 7pm, Santa Ana: Let's Talk Roe v. Wade with Orange County Young Democrats @ Mission Bar, 302 N Main St
Join OCYD for its General Meeting and time for talking and processing the draft Roe v. Wade decision.

NEW May 14 Saturday 10am, Santa Ana: Bans Off Abortion Rally @ Centennial Regional Park, 3000 W Edinger Ave
The threat is real. A Supreme Court draft decision has been leaked, revealing that it is set to overrule the constitutional right to abortion. This means abortion access across the nation is at stake. Planned Parenthood knows that personal medical decisions about your sexual and reproductive health should be made by you, and you alone. Politicians and judges should never be making personal medical decisions for you — including the decision to have an abortion. Your freedom to control your body and your life is your own. Planned Parenthood will never back down or stop fighting until everyone has access to safe, legal abortion. Join this event to make voices heard. RSVP today: https://bansoffabortion.org/

NEW May 15 Sunday 4:30-6:30pm, Irvine and Online: Democrats of Greater Irvine: Compassionate Communication and Sensitivity @ The Duck Club, 15 Riparian View; Online via Zoom
Join DGI to hear from Irvine's own Ayn Craciun of the Climate Action Campaign on Positive Communication Strategies! Plus, learn about racial, ethnic, religious, gender, and LGBTQ+ sensitivity. Last, but not least, learn about how to get Democrats to win on June 7, from Supervisor Katrina Foley, Pete Hardin's Campaign and OC Superior Court Candidate Izzy Claustro. Also plan to hear a special City of Irvine update from Branda Lin, as well as about Building Electrification in Irvine efforts in Irvine from Ayn Craciun. A vote will be taken onting on a new Treasurer for the club: longtime Irvine resident and Democrat, Don Geller! He is a retired accountant and business leader. He also serves as the Treasurer for his HOA. There are two more board openings to fill in June: Secretary and 2nd Vice Chair. If you are interested in serving, please see the requirements and expectations and fill out this form. Register for the meeting here

NEW May 16 Monday 2pm, Online: Women For:OC May Meeting - Ending Gun Violence in Orange County: Moms Demand Action
Join Patricia Boe, Moms Demand Action Orange County Local Group Lead, for this urgent & timely discussion: Myths vs facts about gun violence in America; How Moms Demand Action volunteers work to end gun violence (their successes and local & national programs); How you can take action. Patricia Boe became active with Moms Demand Action, https://momsdemandaction.org/, when she realized she, “could no longer sit on the sidelines after 17 people were shot and killed in Parkland, Florida in 2018.” Moms Demand Action provided her with the tools and education to take on leadership roles. Since joining, Patricia has served as the OC Elections & Legislative Lead, the California Chapter Federal Legislative Lead, and in 202I Patricia Boe became the OC Local Group Lead. She is a former marketing executive and now a stay-at-home mom, living in Santa Ana with her husband of 10 years and their two children ages 8 and 5 years old. Join *Zoom Presentation https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84205922728  Meeting ID: 842 0592 2728  Any issues getting into Zoom meeting? Contact us through womenforoc@aol.com

NEW May 16 Monday 7pm, Online: Orange County Coastkeeper: Victory Celebration
Join Coastkeeper and Residents for Responsible Desalination to  review and celebrate what happened at the Coastal Commission hearing and discuss what next steps might be.  Email Anna at keepHBdesalfree@gmail.com to rsvp and for a link to the meeting. It will be a celebratory meeting where those who could not attend yesterday can hear the details of what happened at the Coastal Commission hearing. The organizers also want those who were in attendance to share their thoughts and insight. All are welcome to attend.

NEW May 21 Saturday 10am-noon, Online: United Nations Association0-OC Coffee Talk Series: Global Goals - Local Leaders
Join Rupsi Burman, Founder of Hope In Life Foundation, for a discussion of Gender Equality. Burman, MBA and a Masters in Geography, is an IT Professional in the International Trade arena. She is Founder of Hope in Life Foundation, (http://hopeinlifefoundation.org), a US non-profit established in 2013 to empower women, men and children via training and education. Her philanthropic work keeps her busy both in the US and in India-Nepal. Overseas, her organization supports the education of 210 children in Dharavi-Mumbai and close to a hundred children in Hetauda-Nepal. Locally, Rupsi works on United Nations CEDAW initiative. CEDAW is the UN Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. Cities for CEDAW Program requires implementing CEDAW at the local level. Rupsi's work started in 2014, when UNA-USA-OC Chapter selected Rupsi to lead the OC-CEDAW Task Force. Under her leadership, the Task Force reached out to all 34 Mayors of Orange County and began CEDAW education, locally. In April 2016, City of Laguna Woods was the first City to pass a Resolution. Rupsi and CEDAW activists in SoCal were on the advisory committee of City of Irvine, that passed a Resolution in March 2021. Rupsi travels to the United Nations, New York, annually to exchange views with women's delegations from across the world on the Status of Women. Register for the meeting here

NEW May 21 Saturday 4pm, Irvine or Online: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: The Secular Paradox @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon or online via Zoom
Join Americans United for Separation of Church & State-OC for The Secular Paradox, or Why Secular People Can Seem Weirdly Religious with Prof. Joseph Blankholm from UC Santa Barbara. For Zoom Registration: https://www.mobilize.us/au/event/453526/ For In-Person Attendance email your request for in-person attendance to mail@au-oc.org. If you have questions about this event, please email AU-OC at mail@au-oc.org or visit our web site at www.au-oc.org.

NEW May 22 Sunday 5pm, Orange: Orange County Interfaith Committee to Aid Farm Workers: Fundraiser and Auction @ Plumbers Hall, 1916 W. Chapman Ave
There are only a few more days to sign up for this, the first in-person dinner fundraiser since the beginning of COVID featuring guest speaker Teresa Romero.Teresa is the first immigrant and woman president of a national union fifty-two years after Delores Huerta negotiated her first successful collective bargaining agreement! President Teresa was born in Mexico City into a large family of Mexican and Zapotec ancestry and grew up in Guadalajara. She and all five of her siblings were educated. She previously served as Secretary-Treasurer of the United Farm Workers and is admired by her peers for her work ethic, calm competence, organizational skills, ability to build relationships, and Si Se Puede! spirit. You won't want to miss her up-to-date report on farm workers! Register or Donate Now Pre-paid reservations by May 18th: Check: $25 per person ($10 students) and $30 at the door. Online with Credit Card: $30 /$15 online (Covers credit card and Eventbrite fees) Register online through Eventbrite Register by mail: Make your check out to United Farm Workers and send to: Gayle Blume, 2150 Cheyenne Way, Unit 165, Fullerton, CA 92833.   Contributions to the silent auction are welcome and donations can be made by using the Eventbrite registration link. Please contact Gerri McNenny at gerri.mcnenny@gmail.com to donate. Contact Suzanne Darweesh at sdarweesh@aol.com for more information about the event. Register or Donate Now

NEW May 24 Tuesday 5:30-7pm, Orange: Orange County Peace Coalition Demonstration @ Orange Circle- Corner of Glassell and Chapman
Join the Orange County Peace Coalition demonstration to spread awareness about the true cost of war. Please bring your own sign, use one provided or make your own sign there. There will be supplies and a small table. For additional info call/text Pat at 562-833-8035   Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvd-GhrjIsEtT5TFsssBsI8caBwHNcZpCs?fbclid=IwAR2kUaZSREzCeQyw3DxRSVrRY918II5MeQrHboU7cjSA17Idq1Fte6sGRuY

NEW May 25 Wednesday 6:30-7:15pm, Online: Costa Mesa Ballot Party & Voting Information Night
Join CM Dems and friends for a virtual ballot party and voting information night! Participants will talk about all the offices on the ballot, what's happening with GOTV, and how you can stay involved. Bring your questions about the ballot or ask about any of the ongoing campaigns. Register here

NEW May 26 Thursday 6pm, Online: Progressive Democrats of America-OC General and Endorsement Meeting
Agenda will include: INTROS/Your Take: The midterms, so far, good? bad? ugly??; national, state and local issues, groups and announcements.   Register here, https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tceuhrzsvHdymeeZRwb-i7X50FJa-HMR4  Here are 3 ways to attend our online meeting:{First method} Get in by using this link: https://tinyurl.com/y924ujef {Second method} After logging in Zoom: Meeting ID: 879 6645 7857 Password: 503783{Third method} For more details about the meeting or if you have questions, contact Dr Bill Honigman: 949-246-6283 or DrBill@pdamerica.org.

NEW May 29 Sunday 7-8pm, Irvine: Candlelight Vigil @ Northeast corner of Culver & Alton (by the baseball fields) in Irvine
ENOUGH! Not just thoughts & prayers; the killing must stop!  Join Irvine United Congregational Church for a candlelight vigil and stand with shooting victims & their families and demand the enactment of robust & effective gun violence prevention policies. Please bring signs & candles.


JUNE

NEW Jun 2 Thursday 6pm, Fullerton and Online: Democrats of North OC @ Sizzler, 1401 N Harbor Blvd and Online via Zoom
Or in-person meeting, join fellow DNOC members and guests for a lively hour where you can meet like-minded Democrats from your community and make new friends. Enjoy a beverage or meal during this time. The leadership team is eager and excited to meet you! Social hour will be followed at 7pm by the regular meeting. Join virtually via Zoom by registering for the meeting at linktr.ee/demsofnoc After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting.

NEW Jun 4 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Irvine: OC Equality Coalition: 4th Annual Inclusive Book Fair Our Stories OC @ 1083 California Ave
The Book Fair will showcase amazing books that celebrate youth of all backgrounds and focus on topics central to the LGBTQ community. Meet guest authors and readers and enjoy a pop-up book story by Arvida Book Co.  RSVP: https://bit.ly/3yK3cYy

NEW Jun 4 Saturday, Newport Beach and Corona del Mar: Blue 2022! Get out the Vote with OC Groups!
Join  Newport Beach Womens Democratic Club, OC Organizing Crew, and Imagine Action to jelp get Katie Porter and other local Democrats elected. Sign up here to knock or Drop Democratic doors with VOTE BLUE voter guides and other campaign literature  in the newly drawn 47th CD! Once you complete this form, organizers will contact you one week before the date you are signed up for, and email you the location of the park the group will meet up at. Organizers will have everything you need to get rolling when you arrive. If you want to walk with a partner, you will be connected to an experienced volunteer.  Thank you so much for doing your part to help elect Katie and other amazing Democratic candidates! Sign up here

NEW Jun 4 Saturday 5:30pm, Seal Beach: Vote for Our Lives Stop Gun Violence! Rally and Vigil @ Eisenhower Park, Ocean Blvd, North Side of Pier
Speakers include survivors and family members affected by gun violence, students and gun sense elected officials and candidates. Speakers will be followed by a candlelight vigil walk down Seal Beach Pier. Organizers: HB Huddle, Moms Demand Action, WAVE (Women for American Values and Ethics. Guest speakers include elected officials and candidates: Katie Porter, Jay Chen, Pete Hardin, Cottie Petrie- Norris, Kim Carr, Judy Mancuso, Katrina Foley, Josh Lowenthal, Tom Umberg. Arrive time: 5:30pm; program start time: 6:30pm.

NEW Jun 5 Sunday 10am, Online: Veterans for Peace Chapter 110: Arlington West Plans
Due to an overabundance of caution, Veterans for Peace Chapter 110 has canceled the Arlington West memorial for this month because of the coronavirus.  The group will have its meeting by Zoom starting at 9:30.  Zoom info below.  Any questions, call/text Jeff at 562-522-4241.  TJoin Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83112578711?pwd=c2haandrdFc1UndteFgxcFFSODVsUT09

NEW Jun 7 Tuesday 7am-8pm, Statewide: Primary Election Day
Vote Centers will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Ballots will be centrally counted at the Registrar of Voters' office.   For complete information, visit ocvote.com. You can find the answer to virtually any question about voting in Orange County on the website, which includes a "help center" for online chat with a staff member or you can call 714/567-7600. For information on your polling place, voting by mail, the website should be able to answer all your questions.   (See also Ballot Recommendations)

NEW Jun 11 Saturday 2pm, Fullerton: March for Our Lives @ Hillcrest Park, 1200 North Harbor Blvd
Now is the time for the people of America and their allies to stand up to the gun lobby when no one else will. Join Democrats of North OC and bring a friend and join the movement to end gun violence in America, once and for all. Register here

NEW Jun 13 Monday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC: Election Dissection @ San Juan Hills Golf Club, 32120 San Juan Creek Rd
Hear from two political experts, Fred Smoller and Mike Moodian, about the June Primary key races across OC, CA and the nation, plus a look ahead to the November election! - Both are Chapman faculty members. Buy your ticket HERE! Early Bird pricing ends May 25. Please see health criteria below to be able to attend. Tickets are less expensive for DWSOC members! Not yet a DWSOC member? Join HERE Dues are still just $25 annually and are re-couped by attending less than three meetings! To attend this meeting we are asking that you meet the following criteria: 1. Be vaccinated AND have received your booster shot. 2. You are not required to wear a mask, although you are certainly welcome to do so if you prefer. 3. Not attend if you have been exposed to anyone who has Covid within FIVE days of the meeting 4. Not attend if you have any symptoms of any illness, including (but not limited to) a cold, cough, sore throat, fever or headache. If you haven't already, please email your vaccination card with proof of booster to: Colleenc@dwsoc.org  Questions? Email us at info@dwsoc.org

NEW Jun 16 Thursday 5:30-7pm, Online: International Domestic Workers Day/ Dia Internacional de las trabajadoras del hogar
Domestic worker members, allies, and friends, [español debajo] You and your organization are invited to celebrate International Domestic Workers Day. Domestic workers, employers and organizers from across the state will be sharing about our movement's ongoing fight for health and safety protections. The event will host an exciting conversation between workers and organizers from other sectors including CLEAN Car Wash workers, Mixteco Indigena Organizing Project farmworkers and Southern CA Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health.Please join us to celebrate domestic work and build solidarity in our collective work to envision and enforce occupational health and safety. Domestic worker organizations are welcome to invite all of the members who can join and please invite your allies as well! RSVP: https://bit.ly/cdwc June16
Miembres y aliades de las trabajadoras del hogar,Usted y su organización están invitados el jueves 16 de junio de 5:30- 7 p. m. por Zoom Zoom para celebrar el Día Internacional de las Trabajadoras del Hogar. Los trabajadoras, empleadores y organizadoras de todo el estado compartirán sobre la lucha continua de nuestro movimiento por la protección de la salud y la seguridad.Organizaremos una conversación emocionante entre trabajadores y organizadores de otros sectores, incluidos los trabajadores de CLEAN Car Wash, los trabajadores agrícolas del Proyecto de Organización Mixteco Indígena y la Coalición del Sur de CA para la Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional.Únase a nosotros para celebrar el trabajo del hogar y crecer la solidaridad en nuestro trabajo colectivo para visualizar y hacer cumplir la salud y la seguridad en el trabajo. Las organizaciones de trabajadoras del hogar estan bienvenidas a invitar a todas las trabajadoras que quieran y les pedimos que inviten a sus aliades: RSVP: https://bit.ly/cdwc   Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86368125809  Meeting ID: 863 6812 5809  One tap mobile  +13462487799,,86368125809# US (Houston)

NEW Jun 18 Saturday 9-10am, Laguna Woods: Poor People's March @ Laguna Woods Campus, Geneva Parking Lot, 24301 El Toro Rd
Join members of St. George's Episcopal Church to march in solidarity with those poverty, low wages and often unsafe working conditions. This event was organized to dovetail with Dr. Reverend William Barber's National Poor People's Walk to Washington DC. The group will gather in the Geneva Parking lot and walk to Lutheran Church of the Cross at 24231 El Toro Road. Participants will hear from faith leaders and impacted community members at each stop. The walk will end at Saint George's Episcopal Church at 23802 Avenida de la Carlota for reflections, music and light refreshments. Organizers will have water stations and transportation to the three churches for those with mobility challenges. Please ell your friends and it's a good idea to wear sunscreen and a hat.

NEW Jun 18 Saturday 11am-6pm, Santa Ana: Juneteenth Festival @ 3000 W Edinger Avehttp://oc-hc.org/
Orange County Heritage Council and City of Santa Ana presents free Juneteenth Festival for the community. Order tickets at http://oc-hc.org/

NEW Jun 18 Saturday noon-1:30pm, Online: OC Democratic Socialists of American - General Meeting
Join OC DSA for two important presentations. First will be a presentation on organizing fatigue from the chapter's Harassment and Grievance Officer, Sarah. Second will be a presentation from the Defund the Police committee in the recent wake of gross indifference to the lives of children by Uvalde police. Please register here to receive the Zoom link for the meeting

NEW Jun 18 Saturday 4pm, Online: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Banned Books: Censorship on the Rise
Join AU-OC for : Banned Books: Censorship on the Rise. For Zoom Registration: https://www.mobilize.us/au/event/456162/ If you have questions about this event, please email AU-OC at mail@au-oc.org or visit the group's web site at www.au-oc.org. Contact Steph Campbell, Americans United for Separation of Church and State OC (CA) Chapter President at 714-299-4551 or visit Americans United OC at www.au-oc.org

NEW Jun 19 Sunday 11am-18mpm, Irvine: Juneteenth Freedom Celebration @ Great Park Palm Park
The City of Irvine invites the community to its inaugural Juneteenth Freedom Celebration. The free event will feature DJ, Live Music, Performances, Food Trucks, Youth Village, Art Pop Up, BIPOC Marketplace. The celebration of freedom, hope, and joy honors the history and contributions of African Americans to the cultural fabric of community and nation. The community is invited to learn about Black culture as well as the history and significance of Juneteenth through interactive activities, local organizations, and live performances. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available on site. Food trucks will be available for visitors to purchase food. Will you be there? Let organizers know and sign up for the latest event news here Juneteenth dates back to June 19, 1865, and is the oldest known annual observance commemorating the abolishment of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth became a celebration of freedom and achievement, gathering family and communities with food, entertainment, spiritual and religious ceremonies, and cultural storytelling. Today, Juneteenth takes on a symbol of pride in African American experiences and ancestral roots that is recognized annually across the country. Juneteenth Freedom Celebration is presented by the City of Irvine in partnership with BIPOC Orange County.

NEW Jun 20 Monday 7pm, In-person and Online: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club
Register here for the Aliso Niguel Democratic Club Membership Meeting  to hear the election wrap-up and celebrate PRIDE Month. The group will hear a report from CA Democratic Party Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee member Denise Penn, who also serves on the LA Bi+ Task Force. Thank you, club members and activists, for all the good you do in the world and for all the ways you help others. Registration is required for this meeting which will be hybrid, via Zoom and in-person. The meeting will be called to order promptly at 7pm but please come early. The room opens at 6:30pm for early birds/social and the meeting is open to registered Democrats only.

NEW Jun 22 Wednesday 11am, Irvine and Online: Women For: Orange County - June Hybrid Meeting - American Democracy: How It is Being Attacked & What We Can Do to Save It @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon and Online via Zoom
David Pepper (lawyer, writer, political activist, former elected official, adjunct professor) has written four novels that bridge real-world politics and fiction. His latest book, Laboratories for Autocracy: A Wake-up Call from Behind the Lines, raises an alarm and hopes to inspire action on a national, state, and individual level to fight autocracy and ensure American democracy endures. He will be discussing: What is currently happening in statehouses across the country, The levers of power being quietly abused, The deepest threats to democracy happening everyday, How the Laboratories of Autocracy are at work, As part of this discussion, David Pepper will present how we can: ensure positive public outcomes, go on the offense to protect American democracy, bring accountability to statehouses, reclaim our Democracy at a national, state, and individual level, TWO WAYS TO JOIN: In-Person: You must email Women For: Orange County at womenforoc@aol.com and request a place due to limit of people in person. You will receive a confirmation response. Proof of Vaccination or Masks are not Required By Zoom: here  Meeting ID: 833 7011 4790  Passcode: 965126  Join Zoom: 10:50am
Follow-up to June meeting American Democracy: How democracy is being attacked with David Pepper Please check our website www.womenfororangecounty.org for meeting recordings David Pepper contact information Twitter: @davidpepper Email: davidpepper4ohio@gmail.com Information on Laboratories of Autocracy: https://www.laboratoriesofautocracy.com/ The States Project - brings together communities to help build a "healthy, sustainable, and prosperous future for all" by connecting the importance of state legislatures to every aspect of our lives. Join a community of changemakers, start a giving circle: https://statesproject.org/ Organization dedicated to electing and protecting Democratic Secretaries of State: https://demsofstate.org/ Organization to turn Ohio blue: https://blueohio.org/

NEW Jun 24 Friday 6pm, Fullerton/Irvine/Laguna Beach/etc.: Rally For Abortion Rights
It happened, the supreme court has overturned the right to safe, legal abortion. It's time to Rally For Abortion Rights! Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties invites you to take to the streets. We encourage event participants to wear masks and practice social distancing.
Fullerton: Corner of Harbor Blyd. & Commonwealth Ave.
Irvine: Athletic Park corner of Alton Pkwy & Culver Dr.
Lacuna Beach: Main Park Beach, Corner of PCH & broadway st
RSVP at bansoffabortion.org


JULY

NEW Jul 6 Wednesday 10-11:30am, Irvine: Supreme Court Term in Review @ Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Dr
UCI School of Law proudly hosts the 2022 Supreme Court Term in Review, moderated by Chancellor's Professor Michele Goodwin. This year, Professor Goodwin is joined by leading experts in constitutional law, criminal justice, women's rights, administrative law, the Second Amendment, and Free Speech. This Supreme Court term is unlike any other in nearly fifty years. 9:00 a.m. - Registration 9:30 a.m. - Seating begins 10:00 a.m. - Panelist discussion 11:30 a.m. - Reception and Book SigningModeratorMichele Goodwin, Chancellor's Professor, UCI School of Law. Featuring: Aziza Ahmed, Professor of Law, UCI School of Law; Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, Berkeley Law; Mary Anne Franks, Professor of Law and Michael R. Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair, University of Miami School of Law; Regina Mahone, The Nation; Mark Joseph Stern, Slate Magazine; and Mary Ziegler, Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law. UCI School of Law proudly hosts the 2022 Supreme Court Term in Review, moderated by Chancellor's Professor Michele Goodwin. This year, Professor Goodwin is joined by leading experts in constitutional law, criminal justice, women's rights, administrative law, the Second Amendment, and Free Speech. This Supreme Court term is unlike any other in nearly fifty years. 9:00 a.m. - Registration 9:30 a.m. - Seating begins 10:00 a.m. - Panelist discussion 11:30 a.m. - Reception and Book Signing Register here For more information or to request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact events@law.uci.edu. American Sign Language interpretation will be provided.

NEW Jul 16 Saturday 4pm, Online and in person: Americans United for Separation of Church and State-OC @ Provided with registration to attend in person
Topic: The Intersection Between Religion and Healthcare: Catholic Healthcare Systems. In-Person: You must email mail@au-oc.org to request a place. To Join Zoom: Register at https://www.mobilize.us/au/event/469831/  For more information, www.au-oc.org

NEW Jul 21 Thursday 10am-2pm, Irvine: Activision Blizzard Workers Walk Out @ 16215 Alton Pkway
Women and LGBTQ+ communities are actively facing legislation that are putting them at risk. Join Activision Blizzard Workers to remind upper management that the community believes strongly about ensuring their safety. Host Contact Info: rgonzalez@cwa-union.org  You may RSVP here


AUGUST

NEW Aug 21 Sunday 11am-2pm, Santa Ana: Save the Date: 40th Annual Suffrage Day Celebration @ The Haicienda, 1725 College Ave,
Women For: Orange County will honor OC activists Gloria Seuss, Mary's Kitchen CEO, Laura Hernandez Coordinator, OC Rapid Response Network and Susan Gilford, President League of Women Voters, Central OC. They embody the spirit and characteristics of those who have struggled courageously for women's suffrage and other human rights.


REPEATING EVENTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesdays, 5-6 PM, Sanra Ana:  @ LGBTQ Center Orange County, 1605 N. Spurgeon St.
Join us for our newest group, Study with Pride, a tutoring group for LGBTQIA youth ages 13-18. Youth are invited to stop by for homework help and tutoring on topics, such as math, science, and writing, and grab a snack in a safe and supportive environment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fridays 8 am, Orange:  #Strike4Climate #FridaysForFuture, Orange City Hall, 300 E Chapman Ave Join us this and every Friday morning at 8A or whenever you can make it. This is part in the #GretaThunberg -led global #strike4climate effort. Bring signs, chalk, or whatever you need to express yourself. It's time to show up, stand up (or lie down), and speak up for #ClimateJustice.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturdays 10am-2pm, Irvine Neighborhood Organizing with DGI @ 58 Costero Aisle
We are reaching out to fellow Democratic voters in the Irvine community to organize and engage them in Democratic politics. To flip Irvine blue in 2018 and beyond, we need to activate as many Democratic voters as possible, and every Saturday is an opportunity for you to join DGI Neighborhood Organizers and canvass neighborhood in Irvine.   facebook.com/events/419679898481002 - Text/call: (949) 683-9852 for directions.   - Please park in the uncovered areas.   Remember to bring your bag/backpack, hat, bottled water, sunscreen, clipboard, pen, charged up cell phone/device, and comfortable walking clothing/shoes. Wear a name badge/label, and if you have some Democratic Party gear to wear - great!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Addresses

Clubhouse 1, 24232 Calle Aragon, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 2, 24112 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 3, 23822 Avenida Sevilla, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 5, 24262 Punta Alta, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 6, 5365 Algarrobo, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 7, 24111 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.

Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Avenue, Irvine, CA 92618   in the same parking lot as the Irvine Ranch Water District Offices. Turn in the driveway off of Sand Canyon as usual, but just after the island in the middle of the driveway ends, turn LEFT and park as far to the left of the new building as possible. The new Community meeting room is on the far left side of the new building The entrance is on the far left of the parking lot and "Community Meeting Room" is on the door.
Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 15 Riparian View, Irvine 92612 irwd.com/images/pdf/education/SJWS%20Map%20Aug%202012.pdf www.irwd.com/images/pdf/education/Marsh%20Campus%20Buildings%20Map.pdf
Irvine Ranch Water District neither supports nor endorses the cause nor activities of organizations which use the District's meeting rooms that are made available as a public service.

Tapestry, A Unitarian Universalist Congregation
www.tapestryuu.org
949-581-0245
23676 Birtcher Dr.
Lake Forest CA, 92630

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.

Irvine United Congregational Church which is located at 4915 Alton Parkway, Irvine 92604, has the front and main entrance to their parking lot blocked with construction.
If traveling East on Alton, take a left turn on Creek Road.
If traveling West on Alton, take a right on Creek Road.
Once on Creek Road look to the right side of the road for an entrance to Woodbridge Village Association Community Center (31 Creek Road) and follow that entry road to the end into the parking lot to Plumer Hall of the church.

Centro Cultural de México   837 N. Ross St., Santa Ana, CA 92701   elcentroculturaldemexico.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
orangecountydemocrats.com/calendar/   Democratic Party of OC
my.barackobama.com   OFA (Obama for America)
www.oc911truth.com/events/calendar/   OC 9/11 Truth
totalbuzz.freedomblogging.com/political-datebook   OC Register
calaction.org   CalAction
creec.edgateway.net/cs/creec9bp/cal/65   California Regional Environmental Education Community
bethecause.com/calendar   Be The Cause
prcsd.org/webcalendar/month.php   Peace Resource Center of San Diego
www.sarah4hope.org/SARAH4Hope/Community_Events.html   Spiritual And Religious Alliance For Hope
ocpeace.org/Antiwar%20Calendar%20for%20Orange%20County.html   OC Peace Coalition
ocpeace.org/calendar.html   OC Peace Coalition
au-oc.org/calendar.htm   Americans United for Separation of Church and State - OC
whittierpeace.org/calendar.htm   Whittier Peace and Justice Coalition
progressivechristiansuniting.org/events   Progressive Christians Uniting
ocice.org/events.html   OC Interfaith Coalition for the Environment
meetup.com/goinggreenorangecounty/calendar   Going GREEN in OC
cgpacs.uci.edu   The Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies
csjorange.org/justice-office/film-series   Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange
ocequality.ning.com/events   OC Equality Coalition
nowoc.org/e107_plugins/calendar_menu/calendar.php   OC NOW
orangecoast.ca.lwvnet.org/calendar.html   League of Women Voters of Orange Coast
lwvcba.org/calendar.html   League of Women Voters of the Capistrano Bay Area
ocvoice.wordpress.com/calendar-listings   Orange Coast Voice calendar
pdamerica.org/events/calendar   Progressive Democrats of America
peacebuttons.info/E-News/thisweek.htm   This Week in History
laprogressive.com/progressive-events-in-los-angeles   Dick & Sharon's LA Progressive
officeoftheamericas.org/peace_calendar.html   Office of the Americas | Campaigns | Peace Calendar
lagunawoodsvillage.com/article.cfm?id=3198   Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods Village
goodhappens.org/events   Center for Living Peace
activistsandiego.org/event   Activist San Diego
actionla.org   Action LA Network
72ndada.com/eventcalendar.asp   72nd ADA Meeting And Event Schedule
occupy-oc.org/calendar   Occupy OC (Irvine/Fullerton/Huntington Beach)
tinyurl.com/7x9waou   OCcupy Santa Ana
ocmdc.org/calendar   OC May Day Coalition
transitionlaguna.org/events   Transition Laguna Beach
www.eventslaguna.com/LBDC.aspx   Laguna Beach Democratic Club
calendar.www.thecenteroc.org   The Center OC
meetup.com/The-Left-Bank-of-Orange-County/events/calendar   The Left Bank of OC
rileybecky1.com   Greater Irvine Committee on Gun Violence Reduction
lgbtcenteroc.org/calendar   LGBT Center OC
af3irm.org/af3irm/events   af3irm OC
greenpartyoc.wordpress.com/coming-events   Green Party of OC
socprogressives.com/events-3   Progressives of South OC
www.una-oc.org/programs.html   United Nations Association of OC
calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=87ed6gn0uiru9olkgb6e9e4s7c%40group.calendar.google.com   Refuse Fascism LA Event Calendar summerofthepeople.org/events   Housing is a Human Right OC, a coalition of organizations and individuals working together to achieve supportive, affordable, and permanent housing for homeless individuals
indivisibleca39.org/eventscalendar   Indivisible CA39 - Our mission is to organize CA Congressional District 39 constituents, to defend ourselves from actions taken by Donald Trump and his administration.
swingsocalleft.org/events  
ocprotests  
Orange County Protests Against Police Violence  
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We are deeply sorry to have to have to share the news that our dear friend, Marselle Sloane, died suddenly yesterday. Marselle devoted great energy to progressive causes, including peace, justice and universal health care. She volunteered her time and skills to DFA-OC, Military Families Speak Out, OC Peace Coalition, The Childs-pace Foundation Inc. and OC Progressive Events Calendar. She shared her home for planning meetings, special events and painting freeway overpass signs. She actively supported local progressive candidates and participated in local Democratic clubs. Most of all she shared her spirit and determination to make the world a more just and peaceful home for people and all living things. We do and will continue to miss her.
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