10/20: Tuesdays with Simi Valley Indivisible! Christy Smith for Congress!
Indivisible means just that. We work together with each other and with other community organizations that share our values. Indivisible Ventura members have “died” on lawns in from the former Rep. Steve Knight’s office alongside resisters from Los Angeles and beyond and we celebrated together (pre-pandemic!) when he was gone. Now, Katie Hill’s seat, the one that we fought so hard for, has gone to a Devin Nunes clone – Mike Garcia, due to a low voter turnout. Back to work! We need Christy Smith to take this district back!
Join Simi Valley Indivisible their Tuesday night phonebank! Each phonebank will start with a Zoom training then phonebanking to elect local Democrats! Meet new friends and help change our community. Link here.
Tuesdays/Fridays – 10/20 – ONLINE – Phonebanking with Kam! (5:00-7:00 pm)
Facebook link here. https://american.zoom.us/j/94013221957
“Join us every Tuesday and Friday for a phonebanking session with Kameren!” Host is Kameren Chase Neal, who is a candidate for Calleguas Municipal Water District.
Thursdays 10/22,29 – ONLINE – Understanding White Supremacy as a System & Culture (6:00 – 7:30pm)
Sign up here. From AWARE-LA ( SURJ Affiliate): In this workshop, we will be talking about white supremacy as a system of oppression, and we’ll explore the ways in which that system informs our culture. We will investigate some of the specific characteristics of white supremacy culture, and discuss how we see this culture showing up in ourselves and in our jobs, organizations, or communities. We’ll also imagine possible antidotes to these harmful characteristics we can apply in order to create a new culture and new ways of being in relationship and in community.
Accessibility: We can provide ASL interpreters and closed captioning upon request. To ensure availability, please make your request at least 72 hours prior to the event you wish to attend. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions
Thursdays 10/29 – ONLINE – Looking at Male Privilege (7 – 8:30 pm)
Sign up here. From WP4BL ( SURJ Affiliate): Looking At Male Privilege is an affinity space offered by White People 4 Black Lives so that male-presenting people can explore both the complexities of our socialization into white male culture and the ways it is impacting our work and relationships. This 90-minute online meeting will specifically invite participants to explore how their male gender role socialization is impacting the ways they are showing up (or not showing up) in the fight for Black Lives. Join us as we work to build a supportive community committed to dialogue, reflection, education and action to dismantle patriarchy and white supremacy in the struggle for collective liberation. Accessibility: Contact email@example.com with any questions
Thursday 10/29: ONLINE – MICOP Night in Oaxaca 2020 (5:30-7:30pm)
Facebook link here. From MICOP: “Night in Oaxaca is MICOP’s biggest and best yearly fundraiser! We are proud to report that each year our event has grown and has become more successful and more popular than the year before! This year, due to COVID-19, we are taking our event directly to your home!
Last year your generous sponsorship funds went directly to support our indigenous families with programs such as literacy classes for adults, a youth group encouraging higher education for teens, humanitarian assistance for families in dire need, and radio programming that reaches thousands of people in Ventura County every day!
We welcomed over 480 guests last year and were supported by 45 volunteers and 30 sponsors! We have been told that Night in Oaxaca is the best fundraiser event in Ventura County and we are honored to have you be a part of this exciting virtual event!”
For sponsorship information, please contact Genevieve Flores-Haro at 805-302-1912 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event registration information to follow.
Tuesday 11/2: ONLINE – Last Chance! November national Call-in to Voters in Wisconsin (4:00 pm – 6pm)
Facebook link here. Join UUs in Wisconsin as we call voters across the state. We need all hands on deck in this crucial moment to reach voters in Wisconsin – answering questions about the changing election details and getting them all they need to vote safely!
Tuesday 11/2: ONLINE – Spiritual Grounding for Election Day (7:00 am – 7pm) Join in anytime.
Facebook link here. UU Ministers are gathering from around the country to offer a space for respite, positive energy, peace and spiritual practice on Election Day.We will gather on Tuesday, November 3 on Zoom between 10am EST until 10pm EST at this link:
https://uuma.zoom.us/j/99553231971…Meeting ID: 995 5323 1971
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Find your local number: https://uuma.zoom.us/u/aeHgtFP7RyYou may join us at any time during that day to find a peaceful space for reflection, prayer, meditation and spiritual practice.
Different UU ministers will be leading every 15 minutes.
We look forward to seeing you there.In faith and love,
Rev. Nica Eaton-Guinn, Minister, Chalice UU Fellowship of the Conejo Valley www.chaliceuu.org
Rev. Patrice Curtis, UUA, Ministries and Faith Development
Rev. Florence Caplow, Minister, Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign
Sun – 11/27 – OXNARD –
Swap Meet Justice – Free Citizenship Fair on the LAST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH – Cancelled due to COVID closure of Oxnard College Marketplace.
(The Oxnard Community Marketplace is still closed down due to the pandemic, earliest estimate in November 8th, which puts off our next appearance to November 29th.)
More information here on how to volunteer to help, or to get immigration paperwork, including citizenship application, renewals for DACA and green cards, done under the oversight of volunteer local immigration attorneys and accredited representatives. This fair is cosponsored by CLUE-VC, Ventura Co. Legal Aid, El Concilio Family Services, UFW, SEIU 721, and community volunteers
- Due to DHS rulings, NO NEW DACA applicationscan be taken at this time.
- DACA fees remain the same ($495), but now you need to renew EVERY YEAR.
- Green Card Renewals reduced by $10
- Citizenship UP by 80% to over $1000!!!!
Sundays – 10/- – ONLINE – Elect Biden-Harris & Flip the Senate (1-4pm)
Facebook link here. Public · Hosted by Greater Oxnard Organization of Democrats – GOOD Club, Stonewall Democrats of Ventura County and Ventura County Democratic Party. Join Ventura County Democrats & the California Democratic Party for our official phonebank to flip the Senate and elect Joe Biden & Kamala Harris! Register here: https://www.mobilize.us/cadems/event/303583/ Each Sunday, we’ll be calling into one or two states for Democratic candidates for the Senate — and the Biden-Harris ticket! These are states where, if Joe wins, it’s likely we’ll win the Senate seat, too. And vice versa!We’ll be using the ThruTalk dialer system, and we’ll start the event with a training for those who need it. We will also have the “manual” phonebank, for those who prefer it.