Peace & Social Justice Calendar

September 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, SEPTEMBER 2

CineCulture: Skies of Lebanon (Sous le ciel d’Alice) 5:15 p.m. Discussion via Zoom. Discussant: Isabelle Zighondi (actress). Combining live action with animation, the film creates a vivid picture of Lebanon, inspired by the family history of the filmmaker (Chloé Mazlo). Using stories told to her by her grandmother of life during the Lebanese Civil War (1975–90), Mazlo crafts a touching and heartbreaking story of love during wartime. Link to view the film posted 3–5 days earlier at cineculture.csufresno.edu. For more info, contact mhusain@csufresno.edu.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

Kennedy Club of the San Joaquin Valley 9 a.m. Via Zoom. Speakers: Augie G. Blancas and Toni Tinoco, information officers for the California High-Speed Rail Authority. Topic: High-Speed Rail. For more info, contact 559-435-4043.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Central Valley Progressive PAC Fundraiser 5 p.m. Wolk Garden, 6661 N. Forkner Ave. Speakers: PAC-endorsed candidates. Music by Lance Canales. For more info, contact 559-978-4504 or simone.rhodes@seiu521.org or visit cvppac.org.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

Democratic Women in Action 6 p.m. Marie Callender’s Restaurant, 1781 E. Shaw Ave. For more info, contact 559-681-3140 or ggaston1234@aol.com or visit www.dwiafresno.org.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) 5:30 p.m. Los Amigo’s Restaurant, 5088 N. Blackstone Ave. Speaker: Kerri L. Davis, fire chief of the Fresno Fire Department. For more info, contact 559-222-6212 or joanne@pbyoga.com.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

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, SEPTEMBER 8

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.

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

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

CineCulture: As Far as I Can Walk 5:15 p.m. Discussion via Zoom. Discussant: Stefan Arsenijevic (director). The film follows a couple who left Ghana with a dream of a better life in Europe and now live as refugees in Belgrade, Serbia. It is a re-imagining of a traditional medieval epic in which contemporary African migrants take the place of Serbian national heroes. Urgent and timeless at the same time, the adaptation raises questions about identity, tradition, race and love. Link to view the film posted 3–5 days earlier at cineculture.csufresno.edu. For more info, contact mhusain@csufresno.edu.

Farewell Fundraiser 5:30 p.m. Location provided upon RSVP. The Fresno County Democratic Party says goodbye to longtime chair Michael D. Evans, who is relocating. $50. Register at https://bit.ly/fresnodems. For more info, contact 559-495-0606 or dems@fresnocountydemocrats.org.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Mapping Queer Fresno 2 p.m. Fresno EOC LGBTQ+ Resource Center, 1252 Fulton St. “From Stonewall to Fresno: Marching for Our Rights in Face of Opposition. The History of the Fresno Rainbow Pride Parade.” Local activists, researchers and community members share stories and histories of Fresno’s diverse LGBTQ+ community. For more info, contact qistoryfresno@gmail.com.

Labor Day Festival and Tailgate 3 p.m.–7 p.m. O’Neill Park, Fresno State. Sponsored by the Fresno-Madera-Tulare-Kings Central Labor Council. Lunch, ice cream, drinks, beer, field games and kids zone, followed by the Fresno State vs. Oregon State football game. For more info, contact dsavory@myunionworks.com.

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA) 5:15 p.m. Via Zoom. For more info, contact 559-916-2590 or swgamble@aol.com.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

Stonewall Democratic Club 5:30 p.m. Democratic Party HQ, 1033 U St. Endorsements for Fall Election. For more info, contact 559-709-8016 or conantm@aol.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, SEPTEMBER 14

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

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.

Mapping Queer Fresno 6:30 p.m. Fresno EOC LGBTQ+ Resource Center, 1252 Fulton St. “Finding Community: The Importance of LGBTQ2+ Social Spaces in Fresno.” Local activists, researchers and community members share stories and histories of Fresno’s diverse LGBTQ+ community. For more info, contact qistoryfresno@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 different from exercising freedom of speech. For more info, e-mail fresno@movetoamend.org.

Fresnans against Fracking 7 p.m. Chipotle Mexican Grill, 4978 N. Cedar Ave. For more info, contact 559-390-1338 or martinrj93638@yahoo.com.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

CineCulture: Eternal Spring 5:15 p.m. Discussion via Zoom. Discussant: Jason Loftus (director). Combining present-day footage with 3D animation inspired by exiled Falun Gong practitioner Daxiong’s art, the film retraces the hacking of a state TV signal in China by members of the banned spiritual group Falun Gong in March 2002 and brings to life an unprecedented story of defiance, harrowing eyewitness accounts of persecution and an exhilarating tale of determination to speak up for political and religious freedoms, no matter the cost. Link to view the film posted 3–5 days earlier at cineculture.csufresno.edu. For more info, contact mhusain@csufresno.edu.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

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

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

California Latina Democrats–Fresno 6:30 p.m. Via Zoom. For more info, contact 559-284-0408 or chaircalatinadems@gmail.com.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

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

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

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: Dr. Larry Riley of Fresno State. Topic: Taking Fresno State Students Backpacking for Their First Time: High Altitude Biology Course. In this immersive course, students monitor their physiological responses to high altitude, lead discussions on how plants and animals survive the high-altitude environment and discuss the negative impacts that climate change and pollution have on high altitude environments. Advance registration is required. To register or for more info, visit sierraclub.org/tehipite.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

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, SEPTEMBER 23

CineCulture: Mariupol: The Chronicles of Hell 5:15 p.m. Discussion via Zoom. Discussant: Liza Tatarinova (director).  Mariupol, a city in the east of Ukraine, with almost half a million people, has survived the occupation, total destruction and a humanitarian catastrophe. The occupiers were murdering civilians, preventing them from escaping. This film tells the story of the survivors, their life in hell and ultimately salvation. Link to view the film posted 3–5 days earlier at cineculture.csufresno.edu. For more info, contact mhusain@csufresno.edu.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Buddhist Meditation Retreat 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Kearney Boulevard private residence. Half day with Rev. Kinrei Bassis of Berkeley Buddhist Priory. Meditation training and Dharma talks followed by a potluck. Current vaccinations required. Sign up at www.shorturl.at/brzLP. For more info, contact levy.michael3@gmail.com.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

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 559-905-1836 or patrbarr73@gmail.com.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA) Via Zoom. 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Annual Regional Convention and Senior Vote Forum. Register at bit.ly/CARA2022FresnoKern. For more info, contact 510-663-4086 or cynthial.cara@gmail.com or visit californiaalliance.org.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

CineCulture: Father 5:15 p.m. Discussion via Zoom. Discussant: Srdan Goluibovic (director). Nikola, a day laborer and father of two in a small town in Serbia, is ordered to give up his children to social services after poverty and hunger drive his wife to commit a desperate act. When Nikola discovers the local administration might be corrupt, he decides to travel across Serbia on foot and take his case directly to the national ministry in Belgrade. Against all odds and driven by love and despair, this father refuses to give up on justice and his right to raise his children. Link to view the film posted 3–5 days earlier at cineculture.csufresno.edu. For more info, contact mhusain@csufresno.edu.

  • 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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