The Peace and Social Justice Calendar

August 2022

Sponsored by the Fresno Center for Nonviolence

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

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

MONDAY, AUGUST 1

Democratic Women in Action 6 p.m. Marie Callender’s Restaurant, 1781 E. Shaw Ave. Program: State Center Community College District (SCCCD) candidates Gilbert Felix, Destiny Rodriguez and Robert Fuentes. For more info, contact 559-681-3140 or ggaston1234@aol.com or visit www.dwiafresno.org.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 2

National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) 5:30 p.m. Los Amigo’s Restaurant, 5088 N. Blackstone Ave. Speaker: Pam Whalen. Topic: Community Activism. For more info, contact 559-222-6212 or joanne@pbyoga.com.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3

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.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4

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

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5

BWOPA 12th Annual Salute to Sisterhood 2022 5 p.m.–8 p.m. Pardini’s Catering, 2257 W. Shaw Ave. Honoring community change agents: Tiffany Binion-Mangum; Venise Curry, MD; Dr. Tanya Fisher; Stacey Gamble; Sara Pomare Martinez; Wendy McCulley; Vernice Nellon; Keisha Lewis Nesbitt, RN; Dr. Arrie Smith; and Mona Tatum. $90/person. For more info, contact 559-916-2590 or swgamble@aol.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6

Commemorating the 77th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 8 a.m.–11 a.m. Fresno State Peace Garden. Sponsored by the Human Rights Coalition of the Central Valley. Also, persons are invited to join a three-day fast starting at 8 a.m. on Aug. 6 to 11 a.m. on Aug. 9. Fasting affirms our commitment to nonviolence, peace, justice and advancing the elimination of nuclear weapons and war as a tool of foreign policy. For more info, contact 559-270-7041 or hrccentralvalley@gmail.com.

Kennedy Club of the San Joaquin Valley 9 a.m. Via Zoom. For more info, contact 559-435-4043.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 9

Human Rights Coalition Event 10:30 a.m.–noon. Shinzen Friendship Garden, Woodward Park. Sponsored by the Human Rights Coalition of the Central Valley. For more info, contact 559-270-7041 or hrccentralvalley@gmail.com.

Stonewall Democratic Club 6 p.m. Via Zoom. For more info, contact 559-709-8016 or conantm@aol.com.

Black American Political Association of California (BAPAC) 6 p.m. Via Zoom. For more info, contact 559-287-1308 or debbiejdarden@gmail.com.

Peace Fresno 7 p.m. Fresno Center for Nonviolence, 1584 Van Ness Ave. In person/via Zoom. For more info, call 559-355-9717.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10

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

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom 7 p.m. For more info, contact 559-360-8054 or taca_03@ymail.com.

AUGUST 11–12

March for the Governor’s Signature Calwa, Aug. 11; Biola, Aug. 12. The United Farm Workers will have a 24-day, 335-mile march, launching from Delano’s historic Forty Acres on Aug. 3 and arriving at the State Capitol in Sacramento on Aug. 26. Sign up to march or join the rallies at the start and end. Sign the petition to Governor Newsom asking him to sign AB 2183, the. Agricultural Labor Relations Voting Choice Act. The bill would give more choices to farmworkers so they can vote free from intimidation. Farmworkers would be able to vote in secret whenever and wherever they feel safe. For more info, contact 559-722-0038 or crivera@usw.org or visit www.ufw.org.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13

Central Valley Progressive PAC 3:30 p.m. Via Zoom. For more info, contact 559-978-4504 or simone.rhodes@seiu521.org.

MONDAY, AUGUST 15

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

TUESDAY, AUGUST 16

Central Valley Partnership 5:30 p.m. Via Zoom. For more info, contact 559-967-1940 or agrariandemocracy@gmail.com.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17

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. For more info, call 559-312-3925.

Sierra Club Tehipite Chapter 7 p.m. Via Zoom. For information, visit sierraclub.org/tehipite.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18

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

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, e-mail fresno@movetoamend.org.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20

West Fresno Democratic Club 9 a.m. Via Zoom. For more info, contact 559-930-4909 or westfresnodemclub@gmail.com.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21

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

MONDAY, AUGUST 22

Fresno County Democratic Women’s Club 11:30 a.m. Marie Callender’s Restaurant Garden Room, 1781 E. Shaw Ave. $25/person. For more info, contact 559-960-2292 or ms.keshiathomasvp@gmail.com.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 23

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

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25

Clovis Democratic Club 7 p.m. Denny’s Restaurant, 710 W. Shaw Ave., Clovis. For more info, contact 559-322-9740 or jenikren@gmail.com.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26

2022 Women’s Equality Day 5:30 p.m. Pardini’s Banquets, 2257 W. Shaw Ave. Sponsored by NWPC Fresno. Theme: Nevertheless We Persist. Keynote speaker: Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis. Honoring those who have persisted: Magdalena Gomez, SCCCD trustee; Dr. Luz Corona Gomez, Kaiser Permanente; Patsy Montgomery, lifetime achievement; Diane Milutinovich, lifetime achievement; and Rep. Jim Costa, good guy. $95/person ($110/person at door). For tickets and sponsorships, visit nwpcfresno.brownpapertickets.com. For more info, contact 559-222-6212 or joanne@pbyoga.com.