The Peace and Social Justice Calendar

January 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.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 1

Happy New Year!

TUESDAY, JANUARY 4

National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) 5:30 p.m. Via Zoom. Speaker: Fresno City Council Member Esmeralda Soria. For more info, contact 559-222-6212 or joanne@pbyoga.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, JANUARY 5

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.

Fresno County Democratic Party 6:30 p.m. Via Zoom. For more info, contact 559-495-0606 or dems@fresnocountydemocrats.org.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 6

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

SATURDAY, JANUARY 8

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

MONDAY, JANUARY 10

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

Equity Coalition for Redistricting in Fresno County 6 p.m. Via Zoom. Get involved as Fresno County’s legislative bodies draw new district lines. Join these weekly coalition meetings. For more info, call 559-994-9390.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 11

Fresno County Students MLK Speech Contest 1 p.m. Via Zoom. Coordinated by the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools. For more info, call 559-246-4432.

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. For more info, call 559-355-9717.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12

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

THURSDAY, JANUARY 13

West Fresno Ministerial Alliance Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Noon–1 p.m. Via Zoom. Sponsored by the Moving Unity Forward Committee. For more info, contact 559-237-1444.

Trivia Night Thursday! 6 p.m. 1033 U St. & via Zoom (in-person/virtual event). The Fresno County Democratic Party invites you to a fun night of trivia. Bring your competitive spirit. To sign up, visit mobilize.us/mobilize/event/426575/. For more info, contact 530-241-2043.

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

FRIDAY, JANUARY 14

MLK Day Opening Garlanding Ceremony 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Courthouse Park, 1100 Van Ness Ave. Also via Zoom. Welcome by Fresno City Council President Nelson Esparza and City Council Member Miguel Arias. Remarks by Fresno County Superintendent of Schools Jim Yovino. Special guest speaker: Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer. For more info, call 559-435-2212 or 559-681-3140.

MLK Awards Ceremony & Community Reception 6 p.m.–7 p.m. Council Chamber, Fresno City Hall, 2600 Fresno St. Via Zoom. Award recipients: Ellie Bluestein (posthumous)—Les Kimber Community Organization Award; Mona Tatum—MLK Community Service Award; Fresno Unified School Board Trustee Valerie Davis—MLK Education Award; and Mayor Jerry Dyer—MLK Public Service Award. For more info, call 559-301-5466 or 559-246-4432.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 15

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Program 9 a.m. Via Zoom. Keynote Speaker: Terri Kimber-Edwards, a lifelong educator. For more info, contact 559-342-2476 or erinf@cityofclovis.com.

MLK Candlelight Peace Vigil 6 p.m. Fresno City Hall Breezeway, 2600 Fresno St. Also via Zoom. Candles provided. For more info, call 559-974-2503 or 559-435-2212.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 16

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

MLK Thematic Exploratorium Program 3 p.m. Via Zoom. Program: Relive the Experience of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church! For more info, call 559-512-9836.

MONDAY, JANUARY 17

MLK Community March 9:15 a.m.–10:45 a.m. St. John Cathedral, 2814 Mariposa Ave. Also via Zoom. Marchers assemble at 9:30 a.m. March begins at 10 a.m., stops at City Hall and then proceeds to Veterans Memorial Auditorium (2425Fresno St.) where the program will conclude. For more info, call 559-284-6420 or 559-681-3140.

MLK Commemoration Program 11 a.m.–noon. Fresno Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 2425 Fresno St. Also via Zoom. Celebrating the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his contributions to community diversity and our enriched culture. Keynote speaker: Tyrone Williams, CEO of Fresno Housing Authority. Community Awards Ceremony awardees. For more info, contact 559-908-0639 or eric.paynecmc@gmail.com.

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

TUESDAY, JANUARY 18

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

Clean Shared Mobility Network Community Meeting/BWOPA 5:30 p.m. Via Zoom. For more info, contact sharedmobility@fmbcc.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, contact 530-241-2043.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19

Dr. King Commemoration for Spring 2022 Noon–12:50 p.m. Peace Garden, Fresno State, 5241 N. Maple Ave. For more info, call 559-278-4435.

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

San Joaquin Valley Democratic Club 6:30 p.m. Via Zoom. Guest Speaker: Maria Cohen, candidate for state controller, For more info, call 559-312-3925.

Sierra Club Tehipite Chapter 7 p.m. Via Zoom. Program: New Indigenous and Environmental Resource Center on the San Joaquin River! The project is in the planning stages and will be a hands-on green building demonstration site. Visit sierraclub.org/tehipite to pre-register and receive the Zoom link.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 20

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

Clovis Democratic Club 6 p.m. For more info, contact 559-322-9740 or jenikren@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, contact fresno@movetoamend.org.

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

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21

5th Annual Celebration Honoring Women of Action 6 p.m. Tuscan Room, Pardini’s, 2257 W. Shaw Ave. Hosted by Democratic Women in Action. Honoree: Myra Coble, community organizer. $50 plus sponsor levels. Must show your vaccination card to attend. For more info, contact 559-325-0540 or ggaston1234@aol.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 22

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

Fresno County Campaign Season Kickoff Noon–2 p.m. Democratic Party HQ, 1033 U St. Meet the candidates and our Fresno County Democratic team. Hang out with fellow Democrats as we kick off the campaign for 2022 success. For more info, contact 530-241-2043.

Peace Fresno Action: One-Year Anniversary of Nuclear Weapons Becoming Illegal 2 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Corner of Blackstone and Nees avenues. Bring your own sign or join a sign-making party on Jan. 11 at 5 p.m. at the Fresno Center for Nonviolence (1584 N Van Ness Ave.). For more info, visit https://worldbeyondwar.org/january22/.

MONDAY, JANUARY 24

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

TUESDAY, JANUARY 25

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

THURSDAY, JANUARY 27

Trivia Night Thursday! 6 p.m. 1033 U St. & via Zoom (in-person/virtual event). The Fresno County Democratic Party invites you to a fun night of trivia. Bring your competitive spirit. To sign up, visit mobilize.us/mobilize/event/426575/. For more info, contact 530-241-2043.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 28

CineCulture: Hive 5:15 p.m. Via Zoom. Discussant: pending. Based on the true story of Fahrije, who has lived with fading hope and burgeoning grief since her husband went missing during the war in Kosovo. The men in the village condemn Fahrije’s efforts to empower herself and the women around her, starting a feud that threatens their newfound sovereignty—and the financial future of Fahrije’s family. Secure a link to view the film at cineculture.csufresno.edu/. The film will be available online for 72 hours prior to the discussion.

  • 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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