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 give thanks to Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions for granting us the Betty Eagle and Bill Hammaker Memorial Award.
We know that the Ventura Peace and Justice Network is just one of many organizations trying to do good work. Check out the video in this newsletter about a fellow award recipient, the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation.
Please check back to our website for new developments.
Featured Social Justice Topic of the Week
From our advisory board member, Narissa Petchumrus
In a brilliant and diabolical policy maneuver, Trump is effectively holding DACA hostage by wrangling Democratic leaders to approve of further militarized border spending that is set by his own budget. Democratic party leadership continues to display frogs in boiling water syndrome as the GOP controls both the dialogue and budget.
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On The Calendar
October 1 @ 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). In addition to gallery exhibitions, look for additional activities for the entire family. Activities may include arts and crafts or live performances that relate to our current exhibits. Free Sunday activities are recommended for children 6 years and older. Museum of Ventura County 100 East Main Street Ventura, CA 93001 805.653.0323 Agriculture Museum 926 Railroad Avenue Santa Paula, CA 93060 805.525.3100
October 3 @ 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!
October 6 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Friday’s goal is to promote the appreciation and sales of art in a relaxed, supportive and fun environment. Each month, visual fine art spaces in downtown and midtown Ventura offer a variety of special entertainment to compliment the collectible artworks on display. Demonstrations, lectures, music, and performance provide an opportunity for everyone to share in this unique Ventura cultural experience. Join Ventura’s vibrant arts community for a gallery crawl through town every first Friday of the month.
October 6 @ 8:00 am – October 7 @ 5:00 pm
Serving the tri-counties of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura, join us as we implement, promote, and support farm-to-school activities in our community.
October 7 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Community Roots Garden’s Volunteer Chef Program youth with older volunteer chefs to cook delicious, simple meals for an average of 20-25 Saturday volunteers using Garden vegetables and fruits. To volunteer one Saturday as a volunteer chef, call 805-616-2326 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 7 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Entering its 25th year, ArtWalk Ventura is a totally fun, virtually free, self-guided tour of dozens of galleries, studios, pop-up venues and transformed PODS Containers in Ventura’s historic Downtown and Westside Cultural District. We are also pleased to welcome back featured events from Ventura College, including visual arts and two days of live music.
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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