Peace and Social Justice Calendar

Peace and Social Justice Calendar
December 2021
Sponsored by the Fresno Center for Nonviolence

Note: Contact the organizer for up-to-date information on whether meetings are in person or still via Zoom.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1

KFCF 88.1 FM: Stir It Up! 3 p.m. Community Alliance radio show hosted by Daren Miller. For more info, visit www.kfcf.org.

Fresno County Democratic Party 6:30 p.m. Via Zoom. For more info, contact 559-495-0606 or dems@fresnocountydemocrats.org.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2

ArtHop Downtown/Tower District 5 p.m.–8 p.m. Museums, studios, galleries and other venues open their exhibitions free to the public. For more info, visit FACarthop on Facebook.

Trivia Night Thursday! 6 p.m. 1033 U St. & via Zoom (in-person/virtual event). The Fresno County Democratic Party invites you to a fun night of trivia. Bring your competitive spirit. To sign up, visit mobilize.us/mobilize/event/426575/. For more info, contact 530-241-2043.

Fresno City Council Public Hearing on Redistricting 6 p.m., City Council Chamber, City Hall, 2600 Fresno St. The City Council has initiated the redetermination of its boundaries pursuant to Section 304.1 of the Fresno City Charter and Article 2 of the Fresno Municipal Code. To provide public comment, e-mail RedistrictFresno@fresno.gov.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4 

Kennedy Club of the San Joaquin Valley 9 a.m. Via Zoom. Speaker: Fresno Unified School District Trustee Keisha Thomas. Program: Shared Mobility Network. For more info, contact 559-435-4043 or claval@comcast.net.

March for Our Future 11 a.m. Starts at Arte Américas, 1630 Van Ness Ave., and ends at Courthouse Park, 1100 Van Ness Ave. The Dolores Huerta Foundation and partner organizations throughout the San Joaquin Valley march in solidarity to demand fairness in our redistricting processes. Our future depends on fair lines, fair funding and fair treatment for all. Remind elected officials that “We the People” means all of us. For more info, call 559-420-0648.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 6

Democratic Women in Action 6 p.m. Via Zoom. Speaker: Dr. Daniel O’Connell, executive director of the Central Valley Partnership. Topic: The Politics of Water. O’Connell is the co-author of In the Struggle: Scholars and the Fight Against Industrial Agribusiness in California. For more info, contact 559-325-0540 or ggaston1234@aol.com. Zoom access info available at www.dwiafresno.org.

Equity Coalition for Redistricting in Fresno County 6 p.m. Via Zoom. Get involved as Fresno County’s legislative bodies draw new district lines. Join these weekly coalition meetings. For more info, call 559-994-9390.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7

Fresno County Voter’s Choice Act Advisory Committee 4 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. Fresno County Elections Training Facility, 4525 E. Hamilton Ave. Discussion of Fresno County’s continuing implementation of the Voter’s Choice Act in 2021 and onward. Online/phone access for the 5:30 p.m. meeting: tinyurl.com/FresnoCountyVCAAC, ID: 115 748 305#. For more info, call 559-494-4426.

Covid-19 Booster Shot Phone Bank 6 p.m. Via Zoom. According to the CDC, among all fully vaccinated adults 18 and older in California, nearly 14% have received a booster shot. Phone bank in our community and help schedule our neighbors for a booster shot. Sponsored by the Fresno County Democratic Party. To sign up, visit mobilize.us/mobilize/event/427493/. For more info, contact 530-241-2043.

Fresno Community Housing Forum 6 p.m. Via Zoom. The Fresno County Department of Public Works and Planning, Community Development Division, is hosting a housing forum to meet with our communities to discuss housing needs within Fresno County. Community members are encouraged to attend. For more info, contact comdev@fresnocountyca.gov or 559-600-4292. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/98983742487.

National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) 6:30 p.m. Via Zoom. Speaker: State Center Community College District Trustee Annalisa Perea, who is also a candidate for Fresno City Council District 1. For more info, contact 559-222-6212 or joanne@pbyoga.com or visit www.nwpcfresno.org.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8 

KFCF 88.1 FM: Stir It Up! 3 p.m. Fresno Center for Nonviolence radio show. For more info, visit www.kfcf.org.

Build Back Better Round Table 6 p.m. & via Zoom (in person/virtual event). Democratic Party HQ, 1033 U St. The Build Back Better bill will affect everyone differently. Attend this round-table discussion of diverse panelists to hear different perspectives on how the Build Back Better bill will benefit the Central Valley. Covid-19 protocols will be in place, and everyone attending should bring proof of vaccination status. To sign up, visit mobilize.us/mobilize/event/427253/. For more info, contact 530-241-2043. 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9

Fresno City Council Public Hearing on Redistricting 6 p.m., City Council Chamber, City Hall, 2600 Fresno St. The City Council has initiated the redetermination of its boundaries pursuant to Section 304.1 of the Fresno City Charter and Article 2 of the Fresno Municipal Code. To provide public comment, e-mail RedistrictFresno@fresno.gov.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11

Human Rights Day 2021: Voting Rights Are Human Rights 9 a.m. Via Zoom. Sponsored by the Human Rights Coalition of the Central Valley. Keynote Speaker: Secretary of State Dr. Shirley N. Weber. Response Panel: Fresno County Clerk/Registrar of Voters James Kus, Amy Arambula with the Equity Coalition for Redistricting and Lisa Bryant with the League of Women Voters. For more info, contact 559-801-8189.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 13

Fresno County Democratic Women’s Club 11 a.m. Democratic Party HQ, 1033 U St. Holiday/Christmas Party and Collection for Mollie’s House. $25 for catered lunch. All attendees are required to present their personal vaccination cards as they enter the building. To specify your menu choice (by Dec. 8) or for more info, contact 559-960-2292 or ms.keshiathomasvp@gmail.com.

Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA) 6 p.m. Via Zoom. For more info, call 559-392-8718.

Equity Coalition for Redistricting in Fresno County 6 p.m. Via Zoom. Get involved as Fresno County’s legislative bodies draw new district lines. Join these weekly coalition meetings. For more info, call 559-994-9390.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14

Fresno County Board of Supervisors 10 a.m. Fresno County Hall of Records, 2281 Tulare St., Room 301. Adoption of final redistricting map.

Stonewall Democratic Club 5:30 p.m. Democratic Party HQ, 1033 U St. Appetizers and refreshments. You must be vaccinated from Covid-19 to enter the office. For the safety of attendees, masks are required. Zoom access is available for those unable to attend in person. For more info, contact 559-709-8016 or conantm@aol.com.

Black American Political Association of California (BAPAC) 6 p.m.–9 p.m. Nelson Conference Center, 3110 W. Nielsen Ave. Jingle and Mingle Holiday Membership Drive. Speaker: Fresno Police Chief Paco Balderama. $20/person. For the safety of all guests, masks are required and will be available. For more info, contact 559-287-1308 or debbiejdarden@gmail.com.

Peace Fresno 6:30 p.m. Fresno Center for Nonviolence, 1584 Van Ness Ave. For more info, call 559-355-9717.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15

KFCF 88.1 FM: Speaking Truth to Empire 3 p.m. Hosted by Dan Yaseen. For more info, visit www.kfcf.org.

San Joaquin Valley Democratic Club 6:30 p.m. Via Zoom. Guest Speaker: Maria Cohen, candidate for State Controller. For more info, call 559-312-3925.

Sierra Club Tehipite Chapter 7 p.m. Via Zoom, Speakers: Betsy and Mark Blum. Topic: Road Trip Along Iceland’s Golden Circle and Ring Road. The Blums snorkeled in 37-degree water between the North American and Eurasian continental plates, hiked to the site of last spring’s volcanic eruptions, visited puffins and came to appreciate weather-proof clothing. For more info, contact 559-298-5272 or ecuagirl45@yahoo.com. Register at www.sierraclub.org/tehipite.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16

ArtHop Metro Area 5 p.m.–8 p.m. Museums, studios, galleries and other venues open their exhibitions free to the public. For more info, visit FACarthop on Facebook.

Clovis Democratic Club 6 p.m. Holiday party. For more info, contact 559-322-9740 or jenikren@gmail.com.

Trivia Night Thursday! 6 p.m. 1033 U St. & via Zoom (in-person/virtual event). The Fresno County Democratic Party invites you to a fun night of trivia. Bring your competitive spirit. To sign up, visit mobilize.us/mobilize/event/426575/. For more info, contact 530-241-2043.

Fresno Move to Amend 6:30 p.m. Via Zoom. Support a constitutional amendment to establish that corporations are not entitled to constitutional rights and that spending money is different from exercising freedom of speech. For more info, contact fresno@movetoamend.org.

Fresnans against Fracking 7 p.m. Chipotle, 4987 N. Cedar Ave. Discussion on redistricting. For more info, call 559-222-5524 or martinrj93638@yahoo.com.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18

West Fresno Democratic Club 9 a.m. Via Zoom. Speaker: Fresno Deputy Mayor Matthew Grundy. For more info, contact 559-475-3690 or fortheinside@hotmail.com.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) 2 p.m. For more info, visit Facebook @ Democratic Socialists of America, Fresno, CA Chapter.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 20

California Latina Democrats–Fresno 6 p.m. Via Zoom. For more info, 559-859-6203 or chaircalatinadems@gmail.com.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21

Clean Shared Mobility Network Community Meeting 5:30 p.m.–7 p.m. Via Zoom. The Clean Shared Mobility Network is supported by the California Strategic Growth Council’s Transformative Climate Communities Program with funds from California Climate Investments: cap-and-trade dollars at work. For more info, contact sharedmobility@fmbcc.com.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22

KFCF 88.1 FM: Stir It Up–WILPF 3 p.m. Hosted by Jean Hays. For more info, visit www.kfcf.org.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28

California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA) 10 a.m. Via Zoom. For more info, contact 510-663-4086 or visit californiaalliance.org.

  • Beverly Fitzpatrick, Widow, mother of five, grandmother of fifteen, retired elementary school teacher. After retiring, I put my progressive ideals into action, by becoming a homeless advocate working with The EcoVillage Project, Wings Advocacy Fresno and various nonprofits in the Fresno area, including the Community Alliance. Contact me at dfitzpatrick29@comcast.net or 559-355-9717.

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Larry hinojoza
4 months ago

I hope my comment will post the I know some one here will read and I don’t get blocked by this group a people who been segregating me Liberty and privacy have been taken from me.
This is regard to a issue that was brought up in Fresno a few years back regarding a program called “Beware” that was just a cover up to what they can actually do they did it it’s still being done and I am a victim of it there are other victims like me but do not know they are victims I can explain more but I need help
My calls get redirected my emails get blocked or redid and sent out I need help this is something that I was trying to get a hold of ACLU again I get blocked it’s this group of people that pick up the phone the same two men two women 2016 have been picking up all my phone calls so someone please reach out to me and I can explain but I need some civil rights help. Give me a time place to meet, not to much on phone .i work at post office 755 e nees. Fresno ca. Home 1120 waterman fresno. 559-273-4614 I would not put all this information up if I wasn’t seeking help I need help please I want to help me get to the right people this is six years aware 7 years unaware

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