This is Natalie Cherot writing for the Solidarity Ventura County newsletter this week.
We publish a comprehensive calendar of progressive events. Check us out often at vcpjn.org/calendar/. We update multiple times a week.
This week we highlight our new Call for Volunteers Feature, Narissa Petchumrus’s article introducing redlining, and events.
Call For Volunteers
CFROG needs volunteer interns to do some “office” type work a few hours a week – and we are looking for folks across the county to form local “action groups.” Folks should contact Kimberly Rivers for details. email@example.com / 805-727-1393 http://www.cfrog.org/
Phone banking over the next 3 weeks at Food & Water Watch’s Ventura office on 940 E. Santa Clara St, Ventura CA 93001 in the afternoons (5-7PM). Noemi Tungui is the point person, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Karina Kaye at email@example.com
On The Calendar
Just some of the events on our calendar
August 29 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The non-profit organization, Veterans for Peace, has recovered and restored the original peace boat, the Golden Rule, that set sail in 1958 to stop nuclear testing in the atmosphere, and which inspired many peace makers and peace ships that followed.
September 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ron Whitehurst will introduce us to the Ventura Food Co-op. Cooperative businesses are an antidote for the woes of capitalism.
September 3 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
The first Sunday of every month offers free admission at both the Museum of Ventura County (in Ventura) and the Agriculture Museum (in Santa Paula).
September 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
People from diverse faith traditions will join together to harvest fresh vegetables for local food pantries at the Abundant Table Farm in Camarillo.
September 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
A vibrant chapter that comprises volunteers interested in all aspects of beach and ocean protection. Check out their campaigns Come join us for our monthly meeting. Catch up on events, chat with members and volunteers, and eat some pizza!
This Week’s Social Justice Topic
This week’s Social Justice topic is redlining. The reason why this word was chosen is due to the negative impact redlining has had on people of color being able to secure critical life chances that can still be seen today. This article will be primarily concerned with redlining in the mortgage industry. First off, redlining is defined as the practice of denying services, either directly or through selectively raising prices, to residents of certain areas based on the racial or ethnic composition of those areas. A cogent example of redlining occurring was in the formation of the Federal Housing administration (FHA).
Read the rest here
Pesticide Organizer Paid Internship
Young adult residential intern position with The Abundant Table/CAUSE/CPR
The Abundant Table
P.O. Box 6295, Ventura CA 93006
Web Site: www.theabundanttable.org
The Abundant Table is a non-profit organization based in Ventura County, CA. Our organic farm located in Camarillo, CA is the heart of our organization and serves as a base for our Farm to School educational projects, and Farm to Faith outreach projects, and young adult intern program.
Find more information here
Mission Of Solidarity Ventura County
Solidarity Ventura County publicizes critical information on actions, events, and group meetings. It is a progressive grassroots tool to complement local direct action. Our organization will facilitate communication and connection between activists, interested community members, and local organizations; and will become an informed and mobilized county-wide base, ready to stand by our community.
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