People tell us that they sometimes feel overwhelmed by the news they hear every day, but that doing something, even a small action, helps. Writing postcards. Registering new voters. Learning about an issue. Supporting speakers at meetings. Being a part of a community that’s trying to make change. So, come join in. There’s a lot to do.
Monday, Oct. 21: Trip to Adelanto Detention Center led by Rev. Betty
Does the work of the resistance have any effect? Yes, CA just passed a law to ban all private prisons when their contacts expire in 2020. However, in the meantime, immigrant detainees need to know they are not alone. Visits are meaningful to both detainees and visitors. To join the carpool, contact Rev. Betty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mondays – Volunteering with Al Otro Lado.
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We live in an amazingly active community, so it’s very possible we’ve missed an important event. If so, please email us at email@example.com. Come join in…in both the events that protect our families, our neighbors and our environment, and the celebrations that refresh the spirit and remind us how lucky we are to be living here.
Sat., Oct. 19: Va Por La Avenida – In preparation for Día de los Muertos – Ofrenda.
Starting at 12:00-2:00pm: Come celebrate the residents, artists and businesses of Ventura Avenue. Festivities begin at the Kellogg Park with free art classes and music and dance performances by Danza Mexícayotl de Ventura and Ballet Floklórico. Local artists Trio Yolipan will begin a performance in the park, then will continue to perform as they walk down the Avenue. Businesses in the area will have a number of creative events. The Bell Arts Factory will host lessons in making masks, flowers, paper dolls and silk screening and local artists will display their wares. The celebration will continue along Ventura Avenue until late evening. For more information, see this event page and their Facebook event here.
Saturday, Oct. 19: Ventura County Youth Leaders Without Borders Conference
By invitation. For information on how you can support young immigrants in your community, contact our Safe Zones for Dreamers work group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Oct. 19: RIP Platform Holly: A Wake to end Offshore Drilling.
Continue reading “Mark your calendars! We’re not waiting for justice and unity to roll down from on high. It’s do-it-ourselves democracy week in Ventura County!”
The NRA is busy in our county today. The Brady Campaign has sent out this notice…
This is an FYI notice for next Saturday for a NRA-sponsored GOP fundraiser for Ronda Baldwin-Kennedy, who’s running against Jacqui Irwin (D) in the November election for State Assembly District 44.
Continue reading “Saturday 9/22: County-wide news and notices in brief: Events happening today!”