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Sep, 2017

Dreamers, Zoot Suiters, and More

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This is Natalie Cherot writing for the Ventura Peace and Justice Network 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 Tuesday’s DACA event plus upcoming political and art events. 

Support our Dreamers!

On Tuesday September 12, 10:30AM the Ventura County Board of Supervisors will consider a letter encouraging legislative action to support DACA recipients, the Dreamers. It’s item 41 on the meeting agenda.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a suit because the state and its economy will be harmed by the president’s action because it is home to a quarter of the 800,000 people in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program.

Becerra’s lawsuit claims the DACA program approved by former President Obama is legal and that its repeal violates due process rights and will hurt the state’s economy.

 Political and Art Events

Hearing on Clean Energy Alternatives to Oxnard Power Plant

September 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Thanks to the powerful opposition of the people of Oxnard to another polluting power plant being built in our community, the California Energy Commission approved a study finding that clean renewable energy alternatives like solar power and battery storage could replace the Puente plant.

The Latino Museum of History, Art & Culture Revisited 1995-2000

September 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Latino Museum of History, Art & Culture Revisited • 1995-2000 Featuring: Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin, Oscar Castillo and Leo Limón

“Ayer Y Todavia” Chicano Art Show Opening Reception!

September 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come and experience some of the most iconic Chicano art ever produced! Both the original artists and collectors will be available to discuss their pieces and collections. There will be live music by Los Fabulocos and lowrider cars on display. Come one, come all, this will be the place to be at on Friday night!

El Otro Grito

September 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

En Mexico hay miles de desaparecidos. Cada dia estudiantes son amenazados y matados. El gobierno sabe y no dice nada, no hace nada. El Grito de Independencia fue empezado como un grito de resistencia y un llamado a revolucion para defender a los pueblos mexicanos.

3rd Street Bridge Art Celebration

September 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

En Mexico hay miles de desaparecidos. Cada dia estudiantes son amenazados y matados. El gobierno sabe y no dice nada, no hace nada. El Grito de Independencia fue empezado como un grito de resistencia y un llamado a revolucion para defender a los pueblos mexicanos.

En Mexico hay miles de desaparecidos. Cada dia estudiantes son amenazados y matados. El gobierno sabe y no dice nada, no hace nada. El Grito de Independencia fue empezado como un grito de resistencia y un llamado a revolucion para defender a los pueblos mexicanos.

A Conversation on Racism

September 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for an informal conversation on Racism facilitated by Chiany Dri, as we aim to create a safe space where we can discuss a controversial topic and grow to have more understanding about how we can help others do better and do better ourselves. During this workshop we will spend time talking about what privilege really means, the different kinds of experienced racism, role models in anti-racist movements, and how we can be awesome allies to people of color everywhere.

Zoot Suiters

September 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Presented by: Nicholas Centino, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Chicano Studies at CSU Channel Islands Nearing 75 years since the Zoot Suit Riots where US servicemen and civilians attacked Chicana/o and Latina/o youth in Los Angeles, a revived interest in the pachucas/os of the WWII homefront continues to enthrall and fascinate. This talk will look at the current revival of Zoot Suit era style, music, dance, and culture across the southwest & beyond and place it context with our current political atmosphere.

Diversity Gala 2017

September 23 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Diversity Gala 2017 is honored to be hosted once again at the lovely Heritage Square in Oxnard. http://www.heritagesquareoxnard.com/ The dream to reopen a community resource center here in Ventura County after not having one since 2008 is no longer a dream but a reality. The Community Resource Center will have a soft opening in June with a grand opening in August.

Mission of the Solidarity Ventura County Calendar

Solidarity Ventura County Calendar 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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