Nov, 2017

Justice and a Masquerade Ball

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On the Calendar

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LGBTQ Clinical based support group

November 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Coalition for Family Harmony The Coalition strives to provide nonjudgmental, affirming, survivor centered care. We recognize that LGBTQ+ people have been excluded from conversations about sexual assault and domestic or intimate partner violence. LGBTQ Clinical based support group Meets every Wednesday from 5:30PM-7PM for LGBTQ+ youth ages 12-18 Call (805) 983-6014 or email

Public Hearing: Speak Up for Climate Action & EnviroJustice

November 9 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Come to this public hearing to let the Ventura County Planning Commission NOW IS THE TIME to incorporate strong Climate Action & Environmental Justice into land use policy for Ventura County. Hearing Details: Ventura County is updating the General Plan. This document is the land use “constitution” for the county, governing all land use policy and decisions in the unincorporated areas of the county through 2040.

Black American Political Association of California (BAPAC) Monthly Meeting

November 9 @ 6:30 pm

Greetings Everyone! We have a challenging season and challenging year(s) ahead of us. Please, bring your enthusiasm, ideas, energy and support! Our BAPAC meetings are on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Meeting starts at 6:30pm,  to be held at the Oxnard Elementary School District Offices, 1051 South A Street, Oxnard, CA 93030 in the Boardroom. Bring a guest!!! New members welcomed. Black American Political Association of California (BAPAC) is a 501(c)(3). non-profit public benefit organized under the Nonprofit Benefit Corporation Law for charitable purposes.

Rainbow Umbrella-Friday meetings

November 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Rainbow Umbrella (RU) is a positive, safe and welcoming space, free of drugs and alcohol. RU is an activities based program that provides support and empowerment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and questioning (LGBTIQQ) youth ages 13 to 23 and their allies.

VC Art Market

November 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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It’s the Second Saturday of the month, that means it’s time for the VC Art Market to set up shop @ Figueroa Plaza and Main Street. Right next to Mission Park in beautiful downtown Ventura. Come on down Saturday from 10am-4pm. The VC Art Market is Ventura’s first and only outdoor art gallery. Each month we feature 15+ of Ventura’s local, urban artists of all mediums and genres. You will not want to miss the September VC Art Market. Follow us on Instagram @vcartmarket Questions?

In Memoriam: The Chicano Moratorium Panel Talk

November 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a special panel talk on the Chicano Moratorium, a massive mobilization in 1969 to raise awareness of the Vietnam War as a civil rights issue in the Chicano community. Set at the height of the disproportionate death rates of Mexican-American casualties in Vietnam, the march was the largest anti-war action of any oppressed nationality in the history of the U.S., drawing over 30,000 Chicanos in protest. Speakers, Gloria Arellanes, Rosalio Muñoz, and Gilbert Cano will lead us into an interesting time of history.

All Ages Mid Fall Masquerade Ball

November 11 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

DCVC Advisory Board Member Diane Paillette-Von Heyneman is celebrating her birthday with a Mid Fall Masquerade Ball. All proceeds going to the DCVC Community Resource center and The MS Society. The Ventura Beach Club has closed for this very special event so all ages are welcome. $10 for an adult ticket, $5 for 13 to 17 years of age and children 12 and under free must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets sold at the door. Please RSVP on this event. The Velveteen Band and No Biggie are scheduled to rock the venue


November 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come show your PRIDE at Drag Queen Bingo hosted by the ever so lovely Ruby Diamond at our very own Paddy’s! Fantastic prizes every round along with bingo fun and Ruby zingers to keep you entertained! Every month proceeds will benefit a local nonprofit.

Forum: Empowerment, Healing & Social Justice through Cultural Activism

November 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Meaningful and lasting social movement requires changes to the hearts and minds of people. These movements can take a deeper hold when presented through some often overlooked, but absolutely necessary, artistic avenues. Join artists and activists, Julia “Jules” Balen and Veronica Xochitl Valadez from CSUCI, for this forum.

“Speaking Of Ventura County” presents Tomás Sanchez – Why I Collect Chicano Art

November 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Ventura College professor and avid art collector, Tomás Sanchez, will be featured speaker at the Nov. 14 “Speaking Of Ventura County” lecture series, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., at the Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main Street, Ventura. Sanchez has been a serious Chicano Art collector since the mid-1980s. Featured artists in his collection and this exhibit include Carlos Almaraz, Roberto Tito Delgado, Elsa Flores, Salomón Huerta, Leo Limón, Roberto Gil de Montes, Frank Romero and Patssi Valdez.

Ventura Wildlife Ponds – Community Volunteer Day!

November 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Resource Conservation Partners (RCP),  a local non-profit organization in Ventura, CA. RCP’s purpose is to restore, conserve, protect, and monitor our natural resources. Help RCP  and our community to restore the Ventura Harbor Ecological Reserve, to its native habitat. Most of the natural wetland areas of southern California have been lost to urbanization. This site provides important habitat for many native plants and animal species.

Bending the Arc in Ventura

November 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Movie presentation of Bending The Arc A powerful documentary about the extraordinary team of doctors and activists – including Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Ophelia Dahl – whose work thirty years ago to save lives in a rural Haitian village grew into a global battle in the halls of power for the right to health for all.

Mission of the Ventura Peace and Justice Network Calendar

The 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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