Concert Across America Sponsored by Sacramento Brady Campaign
Sep
24
4:00pm 4:00pm

Concert Across America Sponsored by Sacramento Brady Campaign

Hosted by Concert Across America and California Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Westminster Presbyterian Church 1300 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Through the power and beauty of music, the community will come together to reflect, remember, and commit to preventing gun violence.

On Sunday, September 24, 2017, we will remember the victims of America's gun violence epidemic with The Concert Across America to End Gun Violence, a series of live events from coast to coast. 

The Sacramento Brady Chapter concert will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church. More details will be announced.

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Resist Trump/LaMalfa Tuesdays
Sep
26
7:30am 7:30am

Resist Trump/LaMalfa Tuesdays

EVERY TUESDAY - Resist Trump/LaMalfa Tuesdays

AUBURN, OROVILLE, REDDING, ROSEVILLE

  • Weekly rallies at Bell Road & Hwy 49 in Auburn (near LaMalfa’s office)
  • Weekly rallies at LaMalfa’s Oroville District office
  • Weekly rallies at LaMalfa’s Redding District office

to educate and inform the public and help our Representative to hear our concerns.

  1. Auburn: 7:30am - 8:30am every Tuesday,
    Corner of Bell Road & Hwy 49, Auburn
    contact: Scott Johnson 530-878-1566

  2. Redding: 10am - 11am every Tuesday,
    LaMalfa’s Redding Office, 2885 Churn Creek Rd, Redding

  3. Oroville: 3pm - 4pm every Tuesday,
    LaMalfa’s Oroville Office, 2862 Olive Hwy, Oroville


If you are in McClintock's District 4: noon to 1 pm protest on the CORNER OF DOUGLAS BLVD and EUREKA ROAD.  Lots of traffic at this busy intersection during the lunch hour.  We're still doing our Tuesday Resist events at McClintock's office, so see you there!

Meeting with Staff at Rep. Tom McClintock's office in Roseville: Please contact Luann Welborn 530-367-1231 or lwbldr@aol.com to reserve your place in a constituent meeting. Luann will schedule the meeting when she has enough people contact her who are willing to participate. When meeting with Congressional staff please bring a letter to the congress member with your concerns about pending legislation and asking for a reply. A Tuesday morning meeting prior to the Resist Tuesday weekly event in front of his office is a possible time for this to take place. Limit 6 total attendees per meeting. She is working on a face-to-face meeting with McClintock himself.

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Board of Supervisors meeting
Sep
26
9:00am 9:00am

Board of Supervisors meeting

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 9 am.  They start with the Pledge of Allegiance and then open right up for public comment on any topic not on the agenda for the day.  Come listen or comment on the issue of your choosing.  The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. 

Location:
Board of Supervisors' Chambers
Eric Rood Administrative Center
950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City

Additional info at: 
http://www.mynevadacounty.com/nc/bos/cob/Pages/Board-of-Supervisors-Meeting-Information.aspx

You can find your Supervisorial District at:
http://www.mynevadacounty.com/nc/bos/Pages/Find-Your-Supervisorial-District.aspx

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Friday Freeway Banner Protest
Sep
29
4:30pm 4:30pm

Friday Freeway Banner Protest

Hosted by Indivisible Auburn, Ca

Each Friday afternoon we will post banners on overpasses to inform eastbound drivers.  We will gather by the Bell road overpass at 4:30, west of the freeway and north of Bell Road (across Bell Road from the park-and-ride).  Rain or strong winds may cause us to cancel.

We want to wake people up with fresh messages.  So each week we'll need help creating new banners for that Friday's message.  Contact Al  (text:  530-305-8258) if you want to be one of the elves who make the banners.

Full information at: https://www.facebook.com/events/256442998152810/

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Daughter and Mother Camp Congress for Girls San Francisco II 2017
Sep
30
8:00am 8:00am

Daughter and Mother Camp Congress for Girls San Francisco II 2017

by Girls in Politics Initiative™

$110 – $260

888 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Daughter and Mother Camp Congress for Girls San Francisco II 2017 is a leadership program that introduces girls ages 8 to 15 and their moms (or dads) to politics. Camp begins with a lesson on the structure of our political system. Each girl will choose to run for a seat in the US House of Representatives, the US Senate or for the presidency. Each mom will serve as her daughter's campaign manager. Together, daughter and mother will create a political campaign with a platform, campaign slogan, campaign finance plan, campaign marketing materials and a political ad for television. All campers and moms will register to vote and then vote in an election. Once elected to Congress and sworn in, the newly installed members of Congress will learn how to introduce a bill, debate the merits of the bill, lobby fellow legislators, collaborate with the Executive branch and finally vote on the proposed bill. Moms will serve as House, Senate and White House aides assisting daughters in their work. Camp will culminate with a ceremonial signing of the bill by our Ms. President. During the camp session the campers and moms will meet an elected official or political consultant. Girl Scouts participating in Daughter and Mother Camp Congress for Girls San Francisco will earn a Citizen Legacy Badge upon complete of the program. All participants will earn a Certificate of Completion for participation.

The camp day runs from 8am to 5pm. The camp fee includes two GIP logo t-shirts, snacks and all supplies for camp activities. Lunch will be provided for campers and moms. No refunds will be given for camp registration fees unless the organizer cancels or reschedules the session. The camp general registration fee is $260, Girl Scout registration fee is $220 and the group registration fee is $220. The ticket covers one parent and one child. For additional information contact us at +1 (202) 660-1457 ext 2, via email at info@girlsinpolitics.org or visit www.girlsinpolitics.org.

Watch the Girls in Politics Initiative™ on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show. “Camp empowers young girls to run for office” http://www.nbcnews.com/video/mhp/52698319

Watch the Girls in Politics Initiative™ on RTL Nieuws New York. "Bestemming Witte Huis (afl. 25): Vrouwen aan de macht" | “Destination White House (ep. 25) Women in Power” https://youtu.be/YDxjMrAievo

 

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Uncommon Heroes: Champions of Hope & Healing
Nov
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

Uncommon Heroes: Champions of Hope & Healing

Impact Hub Oakland

Register now for UnCommon Law’s annual event, UnCommon Heroes.  This year’s theme is Champions of Hope and Healing.  We’re recognizing Elizabeth Calvin of Human Rights Watch, Daniel “Nane” Alejandrez of Barrios Unidos, and former client Nate Williams of Choices for Freedom and San Francisco’s Westside Community Services.  Together, they are bringing hope, healing, and inspiration to thousands of California prisoners who now see an opportunity to come home from their life sentences.
 
We also get to recognize the 21 men and women we helped to walk out of prison this year after decades inside – pushing our grand total above 170. One of those extraordinary individuals, James “J.C." Cavitt, is taking a break from being a full-time student, father and husband to be our master of ceremonies for the evening.
 
Presenters include Danny Glover, actor and activist, and Scott Budnick, founder of Anti-Recidivism Coalition.
 

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Dec
22
11:00am11:00am

Unity March Against White Supremacy

Location: Washington DC

Let us come together as a nation to state that we are united as a people against White Supremacy.

We will not stand for leaders in Congress that fail to challenge President Trump when he 'winks and nods' to a racist base of support. We will not stand for leaders that would cynically sacrifice the good of the country, the safety of its people, for the sake of a legislative agenda.

We will not stand idly while our fellow Americans are condemned to a new age of fear and trepidation that the nation they owe their allegiance to will not ensure their ability to walk freely without expectation of persecution or the threat of violence.

We will not stand for the lingering (and expanding) institutional injustice that has and continues to pervade every corner of the American life.

All of this nation's greatest accomplishments have been the (often only part-way) rectification of the sins of our history. It is time for us to go the whole way.

I ask you to stand with me, with the majority of this nation, against the tyranny and terror of institutional racism, antisemitism, and the hate that exists across this land...once and for all.

#UnityMarchAgainstWhiteSupremacy

#UnityAgainstHate

#WhyWeMarch


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Webinar: Gentrification & Displacement: Stories from St. Louis to Jerusalem
Sep
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

Webinar: Gentrification & Displacement: Stories from St. Louis to Jerusalem

The connections between the dehumanization Palestinians experience under Israeli apartheid and that experienced by Black and brown communities targeted by US institutional racism and discrimination have become clearer than ever.

Marginalization, institutionalized discrimination, and entrenched inequality are experienced every day by both Black Americans and Palestinian citizens of Israel.  The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights is committed to challenging oppressive structures that sustain injustice anywhere, because challenging militarization and injustice abroad is incomplete without confronting and dismantling those systems at home in the United States.  We stand against all forms of racism and bigotry.

“Together We Rise: Palestine as a Model of Resistance” is our 2017 political education campaign to provide critical voices, context, and resources to strengthen liberation struggles from the U.S to Palestine.

Sign up to receive webinar details and other new resources from the unfolding "Together We Rise: Palestine as a Model of Resistance" curriculum.

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Remembering Desmond Phillips
Sep
17
2:00pm 2:00pm

Remembering Desmond Phillips

A Gathering Hosted by Justice for Desmond Phillips

Chico Downtown Plaza

W 5TH St, Chico, California 95928

Desmond Phillips had a heart for the homeless. When he moved to Chico, he asked his father, David, to join him on Sunday's after chuch to go to the Downtown Plaza and feed the homeless. It was Desmond's calling, and his father honors that tradition still, 6 months after his death.

We are commemorating the 6 month anniversary of Desmond's death at the hands of Chico PD by having a community gathering of fellowship and support. Friends, family and community members are invited to come to the Plaza on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 to remember Desmond, to honor his calling for feeding the homeless of Chico, and to learn more about alternative methods for communities to deal with mental health crises.

There will be music, speeches, snacks, and memories as we gather together to ensure that not one more person is lost to our community.

Desmond Phillips, 25, was shot and killed by Chico PD on March 17, 2017 when the responded to a 911 Mental Health Crisis call. You can learn more on our Facebook page Justice for Desmond Phillips. If you would like to help with this event or with our campaign, please contact us at Justice4Desmond@gmail.com

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Deconstructing Privilege Workshop
Sep
17
1:00pm 1:00pm

Deconstructing Privilege Workshop

Hosted by Bonnie Stewart and others

Nevada County Library

980 Helling Way, Nevada City, California 95959

We'll be meeting in the Community Room in the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City.

The workshop is open to ALL members of the community who wish to learn about privilege and anti-racist techniques. Please use the form below to reserve your spot. We have 50 spots for the workshop. The workshop will feature a privilege walk, short film clips, discussion, and ally training. Please attend if intersectionality, institutionalized racism, or privilege are concepts new to you that you would like to explore in a group setting.

Please add your email here to get the resources from the workshop emailed to you.
https://goo.gl/forms/ZkKx1khgAA1UXoXG2

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Deconstructing Privilege Workshop
Sep
17
1:00pm 1:00pm

Deconstructing Privilege Workshop

We'll be meeting in the Community Room in the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City.

The workshop is open to ALL members of the community who wish to learn about privilege and anti-racist techniques. Please use the form below to reserve your spot. We have 50 spots for the workshop. The workshop will feature a privilege walk, short film clips, discussion, and ally training. Please attend if intersectionality, institutionalized racism, or privilege are concepts new to you that you would like to explore in a group setting.

Please add your email here to get the resources from the workshop emailed to you.
https://goo.gl/forms/ZkKx1khgAA1UXoXG2

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Sep
16
9:00am 9:00am

20th Annual Yuba River Cleanup

Please mark your calendars for the 20th Annual Yuba River Cleanup.  Hosted by SYRCL, this event's volunteers have collected over 200,000 pounds of garbage over the past 19 years!

Full info: https://www.facebook.com/events/122406334924633/

Our member Jess Swigonski is part of a team raising money to support the Cleanup and SYRCL's River Ambassador program.  You can donate here: https://www.crowdrise.com/fannypackitout/fundraiser/jessswigonski

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City Social
Sep
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

City Social

Attend Nevada City's City Council meeting at 6:30 pm (at 317 Broad Street).  After the public comment period (approximately 20 minutes), we'll meet up at a nearby establishment to socialize.

Would you like to host this event?  Please post on Facebook.

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NID Board Meeting
Sep
13
9:00am 9:00am

NID Board Meeting

Location: NID office, 1036 West Main Street, Grass Valley

The NID (Nevada Irrigation District) "is a diversified water resource agency that supplies water to nearly 25,000 homes, farms and businesses in Nevada and Placer counties in the foothills of Northern California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains."

The NID Board meets on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month at 9:00 am.  At the beginning of the meeting there is a time set aside for comments from the public for items not on the agenda.  Please come and make a comment or listen.

YubaNet will livestream the meeting, including the public comment period.  See: https://www.youtube.com/user/yubanet

More information available at: http://nidwater.com/about-nid/meetings-minutes/

 

This is a great way to celebrate United Nation’s World Water Day:
https://www.waterislifemovement.com/world-water-day/

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Supervisors and Smoothies
Sep
12
9:00am 9:00am

Supervisors and Smoothies

Board of Supervisors meeting: 
9:00 am
Eric Rood Administrative Cente
950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City

Smoothies: 
9:45 am
Valentina's Organic Bistro and Bakery
841 Sutton Way, Grass Valley

Attend the public comment portion of the Board of Supervisors meeting and regroup afterward around to discuss the meeting, chat, vent, ask questions, get computer help, strategize to replace LaMalfa, or work remotely.

Would you like to host this event?  Please post on Facebook.

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Money in Politics: Nevada County Indivisible Dems
Sep
11
5:45pm 5:45pm

Money in Politics: Nevada County Indivisible Dems

Hosted by Nevada County Indivisible Dems for Progress

138 New Mohawk Rd, Nevada City, CA 95959-3262

Part 1 of a series Nevada County Indivisible Dems is sponsoring on Money in Politics - the realities, how money is influencing our governing, how the vote is affected. Please join us, free for members, small donation for non members. Meet local leaders and candidates and get their take on the issue.

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March with Indivisible Women in the Constitution Day Parade
Sep
10
1:00pm 1:00pm

March with Indivisible Women in the Constitution Day Parade

  • Broad Street Nevada City, CA, 95959 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Indivisible Women Nevada County is joing forces with other Indivisible and progressive groups to show up in a big way at the Constitution Day Parade this Sunday!

When: Join us today, Sun. Sept. 10th, 2017
1pm Meet-Up
2pm March
Where:  Meet at the Y top of Broad St. in  Nevada City.
Who: Indivisible Women of Nevada County is walking in tandom with Indivisible Gold Country and Indivisible Dems. Hilary Hodge for County Supervisor and Healthcare for All are also participating.  We have invited DACA and One2Blue to march with us as well. Everyone is invited- family and friends. 
What to Wear:  We are suggesting that everyone wear blue if possible. 

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March Against Mass Incarceration!
Sep
9
12:00pm12:00pm

March Against Mass Incarceration!

Hosted by Answer Coalition

Southside Park, Sac Ca.

Sacramento, California 95818

September 9th, 2017 marks one year since the largest prison strike in American history. Over 20,000 prisoners went on strike to declare an end to slavery behind bars. 

Prison labor is used to produce an endless list of common consumer goods that people use everyday. From American flags to license plates to military uniforms and even the food sold at Whole Foods, prisoners have been enslaved and exploited for corporate profit. 

ACT for America, the group behind the islamophobic Anti-Sharia rally in Roseville more than a month ago has cancelled their rally at the capitol. Instead of marching on the capitol against these individual racists, we will march downtown to call for an end to the legacy of terror and white supremacy that has been rebranded and institutionalized as the wars on drugs and gangs, producing the current system of mass incarceration. 

We call on all people opposed to modern day slavery, as enshrined in the 13th amendment, to show out to this anti-racist, anti-fascist mass march to stand against white supremacy, deportations, and mass incarceration. 

Join us as we show our solidarity with the modern day slaves locked away in the prison system. 

Initiated by - ANSWER Coalition (Act Now To Stop War and End Racism) and Brown Berets de Califas

Sac@ANSWERCoalition.org

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Portraits of Desmond - Open Entry Art Show
Sep
2
to Sep 3

Portraits of Desmond - Open Entry Art Show

Hosted by The Butcher Shop and 1078 Gallery

2500 Estes Rd, Chico, CA 95928-7104, United States

#portraitsofdesmond

1078 Gallery announces an open-entry, pop-up art show in remembrance of Desmond Phillips, the 25-year-old African American man killed in his home during a mental health episode on March 17, 2017, when his father called police for assistance.

The show, Portraits of Desmond, is open to all artists and is free to enter. Entries will be displayed at The Butcher Shop 2017 theatre festival in Chico, taking place on September 2 and 3, 2017.

The goal of this project is to raise awareness about this case and bring attention to efforts being made to address the high incidence of fatal police encounters in our community, especially where mental health issues are involved. 

For ease of display, 2D works (any media including collage, painting, photography) should be 16in wide x 20in tall. This is a standard canvas size, but artists are encouraged to use repurposed or recycled materials to make their work on. 2D entries should be ready to hang. Sculpture, music and performance entries are also welcome.

All works will be for sale for a minimum donation of $25, with all proceeds going the Justice for Desmond campaign. 

Entries may be dropped off at the studio of Ty Mendoza at 688-C Humboldt Ave. in Chico
at the following times:
Sunday August 27, 12-4pm
Monday August 28, 4-6pm

The Butcher Shop theatre festival takes place on September 2 and 3, the Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day Weekend. This popular free annual event is open to all and includes an original play with live music, food trucks, and a sculpture garden. Admission is free; parking is $5 per car (biking/walking encouraged). The event takes place at 2500 Estes Road, Chico. Grounds open at 5:30pm for viewing of the project. The play begins at 8pm. For more information on the event, see slowtheatre.com or the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1945604268989425/.

1078 Gallery (currently closed temporarily while we search for a new gallery space,) is sponsoring this show.

Contact the project organizers:

Erin Wade
erin@erinwade.com

Ty Mendoza
tyofchico91@gmail.com

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Greater Sacramento NAACP 6th Annual R&B Festival Fundraiser
Sep
2
11:00am11:00am

Greater Sacramento NAACP 6th Annual R&B Festival Fundraiser

Hosted by THE GREATER SACRAMENTO
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE

 

 Miller Park, 2710 Marina View, Sacramento

6th Annual R&B Festival

Proceeds benefit the service and civil rights advocacy efforts of the NAACP. Tix $5 adults. Miller Park, 2710 Marina View, Sacramento. FMI: 916.856.0155; secnaacp1060@gmail.com
 

 

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Save DACA and TPS March/Rally
Sep
2
9:30am 9:30am

Save DACA and TPS March/Rally

Hosted by Tomas Evangelista

101 Maple St, Auburn, CA 95603-5026, United States

Join us for what could be our last stand before President Trump decides on keeping the DACA program before the proposed September 5th deadline given by the 10 State Attorny Generals threatening to sue the federal government to end the program. Recent reports show that President Trump is leaning towards ending DACA.

In addition to that concern. The Trump Administration has said that it will be ending the Temporary Protected Status for Haitians in January. This signals the possibility of the end to TPS programs for other countries like El Salvador and Honduras.

MEETING : at the AUBURN CLOCK TOWER on the corner of Lincoln Way and High Street at 9:30am

FREE coffee provided by California Dreamers

MARCH to the Auburn Courthouse on 101 Maple Street will began at 10:00am. Bring American flags and positive signs urging Trump and Congress to help Dreamers. We will be singing songs as we march to the Courthouse.

We will have a short rally at the Courthouse steps with speakers from different local groups! We will be working wih FWD.us for media coverage on our event

The purpose of this event will be to bring attention to this upcomig "deadline" and to urge the public to call the administration or representative and save DACA and TPS. We cannot let these deadlines go by without knowing that we did everything we could to save everyone.

This is a PEACEFUL event. We have been in contact with Placer County Sheriff and Auburn Police Department to ensure the safety of everyone particpating.

We hope to see you there!!!

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RESULTS Advocacy Workshop
Aug
31
7:00pm 7:00pm

RESULTS Advocacy Workshop

Hosted by RESULTS, an organization fighting global poverty.

It's time to make a difference in the world and end extreme global poverty and U.S. poverty!

We will look at the driving issues for the Global Campaign and the U.S. Campaign.  We will take actions or plan the actions to take in the next few weeks.  This includes writing letters to the editor, writing letters to our elected officials, and setting up meetings or phone calls with officials or their aides.   

Coffee, tea, snacks, camaraderie.

Location: Dog Bar Road, Grass Valley
Contact Lisa Schliff at onthebeamlisa@gmail.com for the address.

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Webinar: Freedom, Bound: A Gallery of Solidarity & Lessons Learned in Joint Struggle
Aug
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

Webinar: Freedom, Bound: A Gallery of Solidarity & Lessons Learned in Joint Struggle

The connections between the dehumanization Palestinians experience under Israeli apartheid and that experienced by Black and brown communities targeted by US institutional racism and discrimination have become clearer than ever.

Marginalization, institutionalized discrimination, and entrenched inequality are experienced every day by both Black Americans and Palestinian citizens of Israel.  The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights is committed to challenging oppressive structures that sustain injustice anywhere, because challenging militarization and injustice abroad is incomplete without confronting and dismantling those systems at home in the United States.  We stand against all forms of racism and bigotry.

Sign up to receive webinar details and other new resources from the unfolding "Together We Rise: Palestine as a Model of Resistance" curriculum.

Let the memory of Mike Brown inspire us all to learn about, and speak out against, state oppression from the US to Palestine.

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Occupy Beale Drone Protest
Aug
29
6:00am 6:00am

Occupy Beale Drone Protest

Occupy Beale Air Force Base invites Indivisible activists to join in protesting US wars, and drone warfare around the planet. This warfare is killing many innocents and contributing to the refugee crisis. (Beale AFB is the home of the Global Hawk surveillance/reconnaissance drone). 

Location: 
Schneider Gate (also known as the Main Gate)
4675 N. Beale Rd., Marysville, CA

We will gather a 6 AM at the Schneider/Main gate on North Beale Road for the morning rushhour traffic with banners and signs. Bring your own, or use ours. It is about 45 minutes from Grass Valley.

We want to continue to give the world the message that we do not support drone warfare, and on-going war. 

Directions from Grass Valley: Go out Hwy 20 towards Marysville about 12 miles. Just after crossing the Yuba City. sign, turn left onto Hammonton/Smartsville Rd. Stay on that road, pass the Doolittle Gate, and turn left onto Brophy (there is a left turn lane). Go about a mile and Brophy will T at N. Beale Rd. Go left, and after a few minutes you will be at the gate. Park in the lot on the left hand side of the road.

If you have questions, please call 941-320-0291 or 916-284-0944.
Info on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1418484881566766

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WonderLove: Come Together to Discover What's Possible
Aug
27
4:00pm 4:00pm

WonderLove: Come Together to Discover What's Possible

We are excited to bring our community together with National leaders, to explore what's possible locally and globally including, Joan Blades of MoveOn, MomsRising & Living Room Conversations, Ken Nwadike of The Free Hugs Project & Restore Civility (Ken was recently in Charlottesville during recent protests) along with Whee the People and other special guests.

WonderLove, Come Together to Discover What’s Possible, You Are More Than You Can Imagine.
Community & Civic Engagement From the Heart
A live broadcast event that brings community together through storytelling, music, civic engagement & art- both locally & globally... a collective experience.

Event details:
Date: Sunday, August 27th, 2017
Where: The Center for the Arts, 314 West Main Street, Grass Valley
When: 2pm-3:30pm: Living Room Conversations with Joan Blades-all are welcome to participate in these small group sessions.
4pm-5pm: Live Broadcast Show
5pm-5:30pm: Workshop with Ken Nwadike of Free Hugs Project
5:30-6:30pm:Whee the People Dance Party
FREE

Hosts, Elisa Parker and Whee the People

Special Guests: 

Joan Blades of MoveOn, Moms Rising & Living Room Conversations

Ken Nwadike of The Free Hugs Project, 

Oscar Perez, Tending the Fire, 

Jean Slatter, Author & Creative Mystic, 

Lore Ross, Channel, Spritiual Counselor & Author

Eliza Tudor, Executive Director, Nevada County Arts Council

& Other Surprises

FREE

RSVP HERE FOR LIVING ROOM CONVERSATIONS & SHOW: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wonderlove-tickets-36877829581

More info: www.WonderLoveShow.com

Broadcast on KVMR

Nevada County is coming together to discover what’s possible through civic engagement from the heart at the premiere live KVMR broadcast event, WonderLove. With the support of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and KVMR, WonderLove is Nevada County’s version of Prairie Home Companion meets the Late Night Show bringing community together through storytelling, music, art, Living Room Conversation Sessions and dance at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, California.  

WonderLove host and producer, Elisa Parker says, “There is tremendous opportunity and potential for us to create the world we want to see in our local community. WonderLove is a great place to have the conversations, explore solutions, connect with global leaders and connect with each other through love and positive action.” Parker received a grant from KVMR and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to launch this transformational event. “With the recent tragic events in Charlottesville and the divisiveness within our country there is no better time to come together, engage our community to explore positive solutions and to show up in love rather than hate.” says Parker.  

WonderLove is connecting national leaders to Nevada County including, Ken Nwadike, Jr. of Free Hugs Project and Restore Civility. Nwadike has reached hundreds of millions of people online as he was included in major news headlines for his peace-keeping efforts and de-escalating violence during protests, riots, and political rallies. He was also featured in Google's 2016 Year in Search highlight video and has made many appearances on news programs worldwide, including CNN, USA Today, Good Morning Britain, and BBC News.  

Most recently, Nwadike was at the protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, nearly being hit by the tragic attack that took the life of Heather Heyer. "Peaceful demonstrators should not have to fear for their lives while taking a stand against hate and injustice,” says Nwadike, “After experiencing what I saw on Saturday, I am more motivated to keep trying to make a difference. We are the people to create the change that we all hope for.” Restore Civility is also organizing the March for Civility at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 23rd, 2017. Thousands are expected to unite together against hate, violence, racism and injustice for the March for Civility. Parker has been working with the Restore Civility team and is excited to bring the energy of the March to Nevada County. “Restore Civility is engaging citizens to learn how to better develop communities that navigate social justice issues with respect, empathy, and positive dialogue,” says Parker. Nwadike will lead a workshop at The Center following the show.

Helping to create a space for civic engagement WonderLove is also featuring political activist, Joan Blades of MoveOn, MomsRising and Living Room Conversations (LRC). Joan is also the coauthor of The Motherhood Manifesto and The Custom-Fit Workplace: Choose When, Where and How to Work and Boost the Bottom Line. Trained as an attorney/mediator with ten years experience as a software entrepreneur, Joan is also an artist, mother and true believer in the power of citizens and the need to rebuild respectful civil discourse and embrace our core shared values. 

Prior to the show, Blades and part of the Indivisible Women Across the Aisle team will lead multiple Living Room Conversation Sessions at The Center for the Arts and around town. Blades and the LRC team have been leading LRC sessions across the country. The idea is to assemble a group of people with diverse outlooks to have a rich, meaningful conversation. “When we have authentic, respectful conversations we strengthen our relationships and advance our understanding of the challenges, opportunities and solutions before us,” says Blades. LRC helps to open our hearts and open your ears. There are over 50 LRC topics ranging from United or Divided, Religious Freedom and Non-Discrimination, to Status and Privilege. 

Also joining the main stage with host, Elisa Parker are other special guests including, Oscar Perez of Tending the Fires, Jean Slatter, author and creative mystic, Eliza Tudor of The Nevada County Arts Council and Lore Ross, Channel, Spiritual Counselor and author in addition to other special surprises.  

Parker will be joined by house band Whee the People who will wrap up the event with a dance party. “Tommy Daly of Whee the People, has been an instrumental part of developing the concept and program of WonderLove,” says Parker.  

The Indivisible Women Racial Justice team, Communities Beyond Violence (formerly DVSAC) and voter registration will also be on-site.


RSVP and Information:  www.WonderLoveShow.com or www.KVMR.org

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Women's Equality Day--The Unfinished Business of Women's Equality
Aug
26
11:00am11:00am

Women's Equality Day--The Unfinished Business of Women's Equality

Location: Vernon Street Town Square
311 Vernon St, Roseville, California 95678

Please help the Placer Women Democrats celebrate Women's Equality Day--The Unfinished Business of Women's Equality. Participants will march from the Roseville Town Square to the Randy Peters Event Center on Vernon Street. Luncheon will be served, then we will engage in round table discussions spearheaded by state and community leaders.

Tickets are $35 per person until August 1, then $40.  Registering with quemere@sbcglobal.com or calling 916-300-8676.

Remember to wear white in honor of the suffragists.

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Webinar: Debunking the Myth of Citizenship in the US and Israel
Aug
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

Webinar: Debunking the Myth of Citizenship in the US and Israel

The connections between the dehumanization Palestinians experience under Israeli apartheid and that experienced by Black and brown communities targeted by US institutional racism and discrimination have become clearer than ever.

The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights is committed to challenging oppressive structures that sustain injustice anywhere, because challenging militarization and injustice abroad is incomplete without confronting and dismantling those systems at home in the United States.  We stand against all forms of racism and bigotry.

“Together We Rise: Palestine as a Model of Resistance” is our 2017 political education campaign to provide critical voices, context, and resources to strengthen liberation struggles from the U.S to Palestine.

Sign up to receive webinar details and other new resources from the unfolding "Together We Rise: Palestine as a Model of Resistance" curriculum.

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Dave Jones Mixer
Aug
24
5:00pm 5:00pm

Dave Jones Mixer

Sponsored by Nevada County Democrats

Seaman’s Lodge at Pioneer Park, 421 Nimrod St., Nevada City 

Unwind, have fun, meet fellow Democrats, and hear from Dave Jones, candidate for Attorney General, and current Insurance commissioner. He will address issues he’s currently involved with in facilitating how the insurance industry will provide business insurance to the newly legalized marijuana industry, the many accomplishments of a pro-active insurance commissioner, and his run for Attorney General.

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Impact2017 Awards and Fundraiser
Aug
23
5:30pm 5:30pm

Impact2017 Awards and Fundraiser

Hosted by California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls

TableVine

1501 14th St, Sacramento, California 95814

Ticket Informationwww.eventbrite.com

Join the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls (CCSWG) on the eve of Women's Equality Day for the IMPACT Awards and Fundraiser.

The Commission is an independent state agency celebrating its 52nd year of action. Our Commissioners are an amazing group of dynamic, accomplished women, who are passionately committed to improving opportunities for the more than 19.7 million California Women and Girls. Our signature initiatives now have widespread state support. 

The Commission staff coordinate active initiatives to support statewide implementation of the CA Fair Pay Act and continue innovative efforts to Engage Women and Girls in STE(A)M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math). The CCSWG receives ongoing funding for staff and operations in the State of California Budget, however, fundraising is key to continuing our policy and program priorities. We are embarking on a strategic effort to raise funds to support our initiatives while simultaneously working to meet the priority mandates of the State Commission. YOU WILL BE CRITICAL IN HELPING US MEET OUR GOALS. 

Join us and together we can change the world!

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Rally to Give AB 249 a Vote in Sacramento
Aug
23
10:00am10:00am

Rally to Give AB 249 a Vote in Sacramento

Event Sponsor:  California Clean Money Campaign

WHERE: California State Capitol Park
                12th and N St, Sacramento95814

Rally:  11:45am-1:00pm
Packing the Halls::  10:00am-11:45am & 1:00pm-2:00pm

Come to the rally to demand a vote for AB 249, the California DISCLOSE Act, to strike a blow against the secret money unleashed by Citizens United!

Nearly $1 billion was spent on California ballot measures alone in the last three elections, most hidden behind misleading names.  It’s corrupting our democracy.

That's why we must stop Dark Money in political ads — exactly what AB 249, the California DISCLOSE Act, will do.  It's the most powerful disclosure law in the nation, and will stop special interests from buying elections with ads that mislead voters about who's really paying for them.

The Senate Rules Committee meets on Wednesday at 1:30pm — one of its last chances to schedule AB 249 for a vote this year!  Come to our rally with AB 249's author Assemblymember Kevin Mullin, coauthors, Clean Money President Trent Lange, and other major supporters to demand a vote! The rally goes from 11:45am-1:00pm. If you can stay, then we'll pack the halls ahead of the 1:30pm Rules Committee hearing. If you can come early, we'll meet at 10am to visit key leaders in the Capitol and make our presence known.

 

REGISTER HERE

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Racial Literacy World Cafe
Aug
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

Racial Literacy World Cafe

Hosted by Racial Literacy, Nevada County

Nevada County Library

980 Helling Way, Nevada City, California 95959

On the heels of the violence in Charlottesville and another level of nationwide awakening to the sickness of white supremacy, we invite you to a facilitated community conversation about race. It will be in the “World Café” style: Groups of four people gather around a table to respond to specifically crafted questions designed to encourage creative thinking, listening, and speaking about these important issues.

We welcome everyone with an open mind and a willing heart to participate in this event.
This FREE event is co-sponsored by the Nevada County Library and Racial Literacy.

Space is limited to 40. Registration is a quick and easy form that is managed by Nevada County Library. Thanks Laura Pappani!
The link to register will be posted to our page asap Racial Literacy, Nevada County

Racial Literacy explores race, privilege, and oppression by hosting community conversations, resource-sharing events, and storytelling gatherings. We believe in the power of open dialogue and deep listening as tools to heal and release the shame and discomfort experienced around discussions of race. From this place of honesty, we can be better activated as a community to show up for racial justice in our daily lives, as well as on larger systemic levels.

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Imagine Justice Concert
Aug
21
5:00pm 5:00pm

Imagine Justice Concert

Hosted by Anti-Recidivism Coalition

California State Capitol Mall

Sacramento, California 95814

Join Grammy and Oscar-Winning Artist and Activist Common as well as a number of amazing special guests for a historic concert, Imagine Justice, at the Capitol Mall in Sacramento on Monday, August 21. Come together with Common and friends for a night of music, art, food and more. Imagine Justice is free and open to the public. Special guests for Imagine Justice will be announced in the coming weeks.

Centered at the intersection of art and activism, Imagine Justice will spark meaningful dialogue around mass incarceration, provide audiences with an enriching and unforgettable cultural experience, and amplify messages of hope, justice, change and love. The Imagine Justice concert taking place at the Capitol Mall in Sacramento, CA on August 21 is an opportunity to bring diverse audiences together for a historical event and a special platform for artists to advocate for justice reform. 

"As an artist, I believe it is my duty to fight injustice wherever it appears and take a stand for my fellow brothers and sisters. I believe it is my responsibility to use my platform to amplify the courageous voices of the movement and support the most marginalized members of our society" Common on organizing Imagine Justice.

Join the conversation on social using the hashtags #ImagineJustice and #SchoolsNotPrisons.

 

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