The Peace and Social Justice Calendar

May 2024

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

TUESDAY, APRIL 30

Ethnic Studies Panel 2 p.m. Forum Hall 101, Fresno City College. A panel of Fresno City College instructors in Asian American Studies, Chicano-Latino American Studies, African American Studies, American Indian Studies and Ethnic Studies discuss the topics of antiracism and intersectionality. Gena Lew Gong, Victoria Navarro Benavides, Auguste Kouadio, Erik Escovedo and Rigoberto Garcia will share their thoughts and experiences as scholars and community practitioners in the college’s Cultural, Ethnic and Women’s Studies Department. For more info, contact 559-442-4600.

WEEKLY

Protest for Palestine Saturdays, 4 p.m.–6 p.m. N. Blackstone and E. Nees Avenues. Hosted by the Palestine Liberation Group.

Limited number of signs, bring yours, hold theirs or help hold one of the large banners. For more info, contact camille.russell@preacefresno.org.

Stand Up, Speak Up, Spread the Truth Sundays, 3 p.m.–5 p.m. Mooney and Walnut Avenues, Visalia. Free Palestine. Let Gaza Live! Cease Fire Now.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1

Fresno May 1st Coalition March and Citizenship Fair 3 p.m.: citizenship fair, 3 p.m.–6 p.m.: entertainment, 5 p.m.: march. Eaton Plaza, 2400 Fresno St. “We March, We Vote, We Win!” For more info, contact 559-776-6642 or coalition1erodemayofresno@gmail.com.

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

Getting Started with CMAC 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m. 1555 Van Ness Ave., Suite 201. Learn how the Community Media Access Collaborative (CMAC) can help you tell the stories that are important to you and your community. Free and open to all. For more info, visit cmac.tv/workshops.

THURSDAY, MAY 2

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.

Public Hearing: City of Fresno 5 p.m. Council Chambers, Fresno City Hall, 2600 Fresno St. Proposed changes to the schedule of rates for residential solid waste services. Provide your input on the proposed rate increase. For more info, visit fresno.gov/prop218/.

FRIDAY, MAY 3

CineCulture: Nowhere Special 5:30 p.m. Peters Educational Center Auditorium, Fresno State. Discussant: Dr. Ed EmanuEl. John, a 35-year-old window cleaner, has dedicated his life to bringing up his four-year-old son, Michael, after the child’s mother left them soon after giving birth. When John is given only a few months left to live, he attempts to find a new, perfect family for Michael, determined to shield him from the terrible reality of the situation. How can he judge a family from a brief encounter? And does he know his own child well enough to make this choice for him? Sponsor: French Program of the Department of Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures. For more info, contact mhusain@csufresno.edu or visit cineculture.csufresno.edu/.

SATURDAY, MAY 4

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

Earth Day Fresno 10 a.m.–4 p.m. West Lawn, Fresno City College. (Rescheduled from April 13) Electric vehicle test ride and drive, educational exhibits, bike clinic, kids’ activities, food trucks, handmade items for sale and more. Nonprofit organizations, government agencies and local businesses provide information, goods and services related to sustainable living and environmental stewardship. Sponsors: Environmental Collaborative of Central California, Central Valley Young Environmental Advocates and Fresno City College Math, Science and Engineering Division. For more info, visit ecocencal.org/earth-day-fresno-2/.

MONDAY, MAY 6

Democratic Women in Action 6 p.m. Democratic Party HQ, 1033 U St. Speaker: Jason Carns. Topic: Election Update. For more info, contact 559-325-0540.

Biometric Surveillance, Immigration and Labor Virtual Symposium 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Via Zoom. Featuring national and regional experts, this virtual symposium will provide public education on how biometric surveillance technologies—such as facial recognition, fingerprints, and more—are being used in spaces such as interior immigration enforcement and workplaces where low-wage, immigrant workers are employed. The goal of this symposium is to raise awareness and inform policy conversations about the ethics and equity issues behind biometric governance. Sponsor: UC Merced Community and Labor Center. For more info, contact mvannatta@ucmerced.edu.

TUESDAY, MAY 7

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

KFCF 88.1 FM: Nuestro Foro 7 p.m. Radio show in Spanish hosted by Eduardo Stanley. For more info, visit kfcf.org.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8

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

CMAC Workshop: Planning Your Media Project 6 p.m.–8 p.m. 1555 Van Ness Ave., Suite 201. This pre-production workshop will teach you how to get a project started at the Community Media Access Collaborative (CMAC) and how to develop a dynamite film treatment to guide you through the rest of your pre-production planning. Members free, non-members $10. For more info, visit cmac.tv/workshops.

THURSDAY, MAY 9

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) 7 p.m. Online/in person, 1584 N. Van Ness Ave. For more info, contact 559-360-8054 or taca_03@ymail.com.

FRIDAY, MAY 10

CineCulture: While We Watched 5:30 p.m. Peters Educational Center Auditorium, Fresno State. Discussant: Vinay Shukla (director). The Prime Time Indian TV journalist, Ravish Kumar, is in trouble. Famous for his unflinching takedowns of the ruling establishment during his long-running prime-time news hour, his nerves have begun to fray from carrying the torch of “good journalism” for too long. As press freedom further disintegrates and self-censorship becomes the new normal, Kumar struggles to stay afloat in the rising tide of his own network’s financial hardships, sinking TRP ratings and the strain of continuous downsizing. For more info, contact mhusain@csufresno.edu or visit cineculture.csufresno.edu/.

hais: a literary journal Launch 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m. Engineering East Building (EE 191), Fresno State. Fresno State’s Hmong American Ink and Stories Club presents a book launch for the fifth issue of hais: a literary journal. Includes readings by contributors, art displays and refreshments. For more info, contact 559-278-1569 or haisfresnostate@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 11

Solidarity Economics 9 a.m.–11 a.m. Room 101, Forum Hall, Fresno City College. Authors Chris Benner and Manuel Pastor discuss solidarity economics—an approach grounded in our instincts for connection and community toward building a more robust, sustainable and equitable economy. RSVP at bit.ly/solidarity24 or visit powerwithpeople.org.

St. Rest Food to Share Hub Grand Opening 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 1550 E. Reverend Chester Riggins Ave. Ribbon cutting, community resource booths, self-guided tours and free food. For more info, contact 559-485-1416.

Central Valley Progressive PAC 3:30 p.m. Via Zoom. Agenda: November General Election, getting more progressives elected and the annual fundraiser. For more info, contact 559-978-4504 or simone.rhodes@seiu521.org.

Fresno Center for Nonviolence 32nd Anniversary Celebration 4 p.m.–7 p.m. Wesley United Methodist Church, 1343 E. Barstow Ave. Keynote speaker: Zeiad Abbas Shamrouch, executive director of the Middle East Children’s Alliance. Topic: On the Plight of the Children of Palestine. Way of Peace Awards presentation. Catered meal by Chef Rudy Garza. $50 in advance, $60 at the door. For more info, contact info@centerforviolence.org.

Kickoff to Fresno Rainbow Pride: Sandra Bernhard 8 p.m. Tower Theatre, 815 E. Olive Ave. Bernhard has been a performer, actress, singer and author for nearly five decades. A pioneer of the one-woman show, Bernhard brings a completely unique and raucous mix of cabaret, stand-up, rock ’n’ roll and social commentary. Tickets for sale in person and online. For more info, contact 559-266-5465.

MONDAY, MAY 13

Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA) 5 p.m. Via Zoom. For more info, contact swgamble@aol.com.

TUESDAY, MAY 14

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

Stonewall Democratic Club 6:30 p.m. Los Amigos Restaurant, 5088 N. Blackstone Ave. Speaker: Michael D. Evans. Topic: The Taxpayer Deception Act. For more info, contact 559-285-1641 or info@fresnostonewalldemocrats.org.

KFCF 88.1 FM: Nuestro Foro 7 p.m. Radio show in Spanish hosted by Eduardo Stanley. For more info, visit kfcf.org.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15

BWOPA Legislative Learning Day 9 a.m.–4 p.m. State Capitol, Sacramento. Join BWOPA state, local and regional members, youth adult leaders and BWOPA partners for a day of advocacy and action at the State Capitol. For more info, visit www.bwopatileleads.org.

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

Ride with the Mayor 3 p.m.  Meet at Fresno City Hall. Discuss making streets safe for people who bike and walk with the mayor of Fresno. For more info, contact amy_zehring@att.net.

San Joaquin Valley Democratic Club 6:30 p.m. Denny’s Restaurant, 1110 E. Shaw Ave. For more info, contact 559-312-3925.

THURSDAY, MAY 16

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.

Clovis Democratic Club 6 p.m. Seven Bar & Grill, 25 Shaw Ave., Clovis. For details, contact 559-322-9740 or jenikren@gmail.com.

Sierra Club Tehipite Chapter 7 p.m. Via Zoom. Speaker: Nayamin Martinez, executive director of the Central California Environmental Justice Network (CCEJN). Topic: Environmental Justice in the San Joaquin: What has happened and what you can do. For more info, contact ecuagirl45@yahoo.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 18

Central Valley Leadership Round Table 10 a.m. Burrito King, 319 N. Gateway Dr., Madera. For more info, contact 559-250-1253 or gamayer20@gmail.com.

TUESDAY, MAY 21

Special Election: U.S. Congressional District 20 For more info, visit fresnovote.com.

Central Valley Partnership 5:30 p.m. Location TBD. For more info, contact 559-967-1940 or agrariandemocracy@gmail.com or visit centralvalleypartnership.org.

KFCF 88.1 FM: Nuestro Foro 7 p.m. Radio show in Spanish hosted by Eduardo Stanley. For more info, visit kfcf.org.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22

KFCF 88.1 FM: Stir It Up! 3 p.m. WILPF radio show hosted by Jean Hays. For more info, visit kfcf.org.

THURSDAY, MAY 23

Peace Fresno 6:30 p.m. Fresno Center for Nonviolence, 1584 N. Van Ness Ave. In person/via Zoom. For more info, contact 559-668-0591.

MONDAY, MAY 27

Fresno County Democratic Women’s Club 11 a.m. Marie Callender’s Restaurant Garden Room, 1781 E. Shaw Ave. For more info, contact 559-435-4043 or claval@comcast.net.

TUESDAY, MAY 28

KFCF 88.1 FM: Nuestro Foro 7 p.m. Radio show in Spanish hosted by Eduardo Stanley. For more info, visit kfcf.org.

California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA) 10 a.m. SEIU Local 521, 4228 E. Pine Ave. For more info, contact 559-360-5955 or 559-704-8384.

June 1

34th Annual Fresno Rainbow Pride Parade & Festival Parade begins at 10 a.m., starting at the northeast corner of Olive and Palm avenues. Festival 11 a.m.–6 p.m. at Fresno City College (FCC). Free bus transportation between the parade and FCC. The main entrance to the festival will be near the fountain at FCC. The bus stop at FCC will be right in front of the school near where the walkway to the fountain is. For more info, contact 559-266-5465.

Fresno Climate Action Plan Workshop 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Ruiz Room 105, Resnick Student Union, Fresno State. Identify climate and environmental justice issues in your community. Food and fun activities for all provided. To RSVP or for more info, contact 559-621-8515 or casey.lauderdale@fresno.gov.