Peace & Social Justice Calendar

April 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.

FRIDAY, APRIL 1

CineCulture: Kuessipan 5:15 p.m. Discussion via Zoom. A dramatic and poetic adaptation of First Nation Innu novelist Naomi Fontaine’s bestselling novel, the film narrates the coming of age story of two young Innu girls, inseparable since childhood, who promise to always stay together no matter what. Secure a link to view the film at cineculture.csufresno.edu/. The film will be available online for 3–5 days prior to the discussion. Sponsors: French Program and the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures.

Reedley Peace Center 6 p.m. Via Zoom. Presenter: Tobin Miller Shearer, professor of history and director of African-American studies at the University of Montana. Topic: Reflections on Three Decades of Dismantling Racism in White Institutions. Shearer will identify and explore the three most common opportunities and pitfalls he and his colleagues have encountered while supporting the efforts to dismantle racism in predominantly White institutions. For more info, contact nislykliewer@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, APRIL 2

Kennedy Club of the San Joaquin Valley 9 a.m. Via Zoom. Speaker: Roman C. Rain Tree. Topic: Renaming of SquawValley. For more info, contact 559-435-4043 or claval@comcast.net.

MONDAY, APRIL 4

Democratic Women in Action 6 p.m. Via Zoom. Speakers: Assembly District 27 candidates Esmeralda Soria and Mike Karbassi. Contact 559-681-3140 or ggaston1234@aol.com.

TUESDAY, APRIL 5

National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) 6 p.m. Sal’s Mexican Restaurant, 7476 N. Fresno St. We are back in person with an update on all things NWPC Fresno and to enjoy being social again. For more info, contact 559-222-6212 or joanne@pbyoga.com.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6

KFCF 88.1 FM: Stir It Up! 3 p.m. Community Alliance radio show hosted by I. smiley G. Calderon. 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, APRIL 7

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, APRIL 8

CineCulture:  Xueta Island 5:15 p.m. Discussion via Zoom. The film explores the fascinating legacy of the Xuetas (pronounced Chuetas), a unique group of families on the Balearic island of Majorca, Spain, who are believed to be descendants of the island’s Inquisition-era Jewish population. Secure a link to view the film at cineculture.csufresno.edu/. The film will be available online for 3–5 days prior to the discussion. Sponsors: Jewish Studies Program and the Jewish Studies Association.

SATURDAY, APRIL 9

Peace Fresno Panel 2 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Via Zoom. Title: Could the Ukraine Crisis Start a Nuclear Showdown? Panelists: Alice Slate, John V. Walsh and Macy Winograd. Members will receive a Zoom link via e-mail; non-members RSVP to dfitzpatrick29@comcast.net or 559-355-9717 to receive the Zoom link.

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

MONDAY, APRIL 11

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

TUESDAY, APRIL 12

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 6:30 p.m. Fresno Center for Nonviolence, 1584 Van Ness Ave. In person/via Zoom. For more info, call 559-355-9717.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13

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

THURSDAY, APRIL 14

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

Trivia Night Thursday! 6 p.m. Democratic Party HQ, 1033 U St. In person/via Zoom. Enjoy a fun night of trivia with fellow Democrats. Bring your competitive spirit. To sign up, visit mobilize.us/mobilize/event/426575/. For more info, contact 530-241-2043.

Fresno County Equity Coalition Candidate Forum 6 p.m. SEIU Union Hall, 5228 E. Pine Ave. Fresno County Board of Supervisors District 4 and Fresno County Superintendent of Schools candidates. Translation services provided. The event will be recorded and aired by Radio Bilingüe and CMAC. Sponsors: Radio Bilingüe and Community Media Access Collaborative (CMAC), Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE), California Environmental Voters, Cultiva La Salud, Communities for a New California (CNC), Planned Parenthood, SEIU 521 and Sierra Club. For more info, contact 559-387-5393 or pwhalen@doloreshuerta.org.

FRIDAY, APRIL 15

CineCulture: Spring Break

SATURDAY, APRIL 16

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

SUNDAY, APRIL 17

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

MONDAY, APRIL 18

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

TUESDAY, APRIL 19

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

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, call 530-241-2043.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20

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. Speaker: Shirley Spencer. Topic: Western Artists and Their Influences on the National Parks. Prior to photography, artists became the eyes of a young nation viewing and depicting the splendor of the western landscapes to an eager public. Many of these had an impact on the creation of the national parks and monuments we enjoy today. Visit sierraclub.org/tehipite to register in advance for the presentation.

THURSDAY, APRIL 21

ArtHop Downtown/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 7 p.m. Via Zoom. For more info, contact 559-322-9740 or jenikren@gmail.com.

FRIDAY, APRIL 22

CineCulture: The Desire to Live 5:15 p.m. Discussion via Zoom. The film tells the stories of the indigenous people of Artsakh after the recent 44-day war with Azerbaijan and suffering a devastating loss of lives and land. The desire to live is really a right to live on their lands and be protected from the threat of war, genocide and crimes against their humanity. Secure a link to view the film at cineculture.csufresno.edu/. The film will be available online for 3–5 days prior to the discussion. Sponsor: Armenian Studies Program.

MONDAY, APRIL 25

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

Fresno County Democratic Party Virtual Fundraiser 5 p.m. Special Guest Speaker: Senator Alex Padilla. Introduction by Rep. Jim Costa. Mistress of Ceremonies: State Controller Betty Yee. $50/person. For tickets, visit https://secure.actblue.com/donate/fresnodems2022.

TUESDAY, APRIL 26

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

  • The Community Alliance is a monthly newspaper that has been published in Fresno, California, since 1996. The purpose of the newspaper is to help build a progressive movement for social and economic justice.

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