The Peace and Social Justice Calendar

August 2021

Sponsored by the Fresno Center for Nonviolence // Note: Contact the organizer for up-to-date information on whether a meeting is in person or via Zoom.

Monday, August 2

Democratic Women in Action 6 p.m. Via Zoom. Speaker: Judy Haber with Citizens Climate Lobby. Topic: Climate change. For more info, contact 559-325-0540 or ggaston1234@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.

Tuesday, August 3

National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) 6:30 p.m. Via Zoom. Speaker: Nicole Parra, candidate for Congressional District 21. For more info, contact 559-222-6212 or joanne@pbyoga.com.

Board of Supervisors District 1 Redistricting Public Engagement Workshop 6 p.m., Gaston Middle School, 1100 E. Church Ave. Learn about the redistricting process for the Fresno County Board of Supervisors, and provide public comment. For more info, call 559-600-3529. To provide public comment, e-mail FresnoCounty2021Redistricting@fresnocountyca.gov.

Wednesday, August 4

California Citizens Redistricting Commission 2 p.m.–8 p.m. Attend via livestream at https://wedrawthelinesca.org/meetings. Communities of interest public input meeting for Zone F (Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tulare counties). For more info or to submit public comment, e-mail votersfirstact@crc.ca.gov.

KFCF 88.1 FM: Stir It Up! 3 p.m. Community Alliance radio show hosted by Amanda Tripp Messler. 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.

Board of Supervisors District 3 Redistricting Public Engagement Workshop 6 p.m., Fresno High School, 1839 N. Echo Ave. Learn about the redistricting process for the Fresno County Board of Supervisors, and provide public comment. For more info, call 559-600-3529. To provide public comment, e-mail FresnoCounty2021Redistricting@fresnocountyca.gov.

Thursday, August 5

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

Friday, August 6

Commemoration of Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 8 a.m., Peace Garden, Fresno State. Speakers: Marisol Baca, Fresno’s poet laureate; Judge Dale Ikeda (retired); Rev. Akiko Miyake-Stoner; Rinban Kakei Nakagawa from the Fresno Buddhist Temple; and Dr. Saul Jimenez-Sandoval, president of Fresno State. For more info, e-mail bvazz5@sbcglobal.net or visit Facebook at HRCCV.

Reedley Peace Center 6 p.m. Via Zoom. Presenters: Daniel O’Connell and Scott Peters, co-authors of In the Struggle: Scholars and the Fight against Industrial Agribusiness in California. A book talk and community discussion. For more info, e-mail nislykliewer@gmail.com.

Saturday, August 7

Kennedy Club of the San Joaquin Valley 9 a.m. Via Zoom. Speaker: Daniel O’Connell, co-author of In the Struggle: Scholars and the Fight against Industrial Agribusiness in California. For more info, contact 559-435-4043 or claval@comcast.net.

Screening: Hibakusha 7 p.m., Big Red Church, 2131 N. Van Ness Blvd. A film about survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Cosponsored by the Human Rights Coalition and WILPF. Donations accepted to cover the cost of the church. For more info, call or text 559-540-4129.

Clovis Democratic Club Ice Cream Social Scholarship Fundraiser 2 p.m., 3282 Bullard Ave., Clovis. Create-your-own ice cream sundae, enjoy time with Clovis Democrats and support the club’s scholarships. $10 adults, $5 children 12 and under. All proceeds will support the Clovis Democratic Club Scholarship. RSVP to ckbence@gmail.com.

Monday, August 9 

Commemoration of Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 11 a.m., Shinzen Friendship Garden, Woodward Park. Speakers: Rev. Akiko Miyake-Stoner, Dr. Daniel O’Connell and Dr. Veena Kapoor. For more info, e-mail bvazz5@sbcglobal.net or visit Facebook at HRCCV.

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) 5 p.m. 34th Triennial WILPF Congress begins on Zoom and continues through Aug. 22.

Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA) 5:15 p.m. Via Zoom. Speakers: Shantay Renee Davies-Balch, president & CEO of the BLACK Wellness & Prosperity Center, and Dr. Venise Curry. Topic: Infant Mortality in Fresno County. For more info, contact 559-273-5991 or carol.drake7@gmail.com.

Tuesday, August 10

Fresno Stonewall Democrats 5:30 p.m., Sequoia Brewery, 777 E. Olive Ave. Speaker: Dr. Carole Goldsmith, president of Fresno City College. For more info, contact 559-709-8016 or fresnostonewalldemocrats@gmail.com.

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

Wednesday, August 11

KFCF 88.1 FM: Stir It Up! 3 p.m. Fresno Center for Nonviolence radio show. For more info, call 559-237-3223 or visit www.kfcf.org.

Thursday, August 12

Board of Supervisors Redistricting Commission Hearing 6 p.m., Fresno County Health and Wellness Center, 1925 E. Dakota Ave. Pre-draft of mapping public hearing for the Fresno County Board of Supervisors redistricting. Solicitation of input from communities. For more info, call 559-600-3529. To provide public comment, e-mail FresnoCounty2021Redistricting@fresnocountyca.gov.

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

Saturday, August 14

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

Sunday, August 15

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) 2 p.m. For more info, e-mail fresnodsa@gmail.com or visit Facebook at Democratic Socialists of America, Fresno, CA Chapter.

Monday, August 16

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

Tuesday, August 17

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

Wednesday, August 18

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., Denny’s Restaurant, 1110 E. Shaw Ave. For more info, call 559-312-3925.

 Thursday, August 19

ArtHop in the Fresno Metro Area 5 p.m.–8 p.m. Meet and greet the artists, and enjoy a reception and music. Museums, studios, galleries and other venues open their exhibitions free to the public. For more info, visit FACarthop on Facebook.

Clovis Democratic Club 7 p.m. Via Zoom. For more info, contact 559-322-9740 or clovisdemocraticclub@gmail.com.

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 not the same as exercising freedom of speech. For more info, e-mail fresno@movetoamend.org.

Fresnans against Fracking 7:30 p.m., Chipotle, 4987 N. Cedar Ave. For more info, contact 559-222-5524 or martinrj93638@yahoo.com.

Saturday, August 21

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

Board of Supervisors District 2 Redistricting Public Engagement Workshop 9 a.m., Bullard High School, 5445 N. Palm Ave. Learn about the redistricting process for the Fresno County Board of Supervisors, and provide public comment. For more info, call 559-600-3529. To provide public comment, e-mail FresnoCounty2021Redistricting@fresnocountyca.gov.

Board of Supervisors District 5 Redistricting Public Engagement Workshop 2 p.m., Veterans Memorial Center, 808 4th St., Clovis. Learn about the redistricting process for the Fresno County Board of Supervisors, and provide public comment. For more info, call 559-600-3529. To provide public comment, e-mail FresnoCounty2021Redistricting@fresnocountyca.gov.

Monday, August 23

Fresno County Democratic Women’s Club 11 a.m. For more info, contact 559-960-2292 or ms.keshiathomasvp@gmail.com.

Tuesday, August 24

California Citizens Redistricting Commission Noon–6 p.m. Attend via livestream at https://wedrawthelinesca.org/meetings. Communities of interest public input meeting for Zone F (Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tulare counties). For more info or to submit public comment, e-mail votersfirstact@crc.ca.gov.

Save the Date!

Community Alliance 25th Anniversary Fundraiser Sept. 18, 5 p.m. For more info, visit www.fresnoalliance.com.