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Nov, 2017

Ventura County Peace & Justice Network Newsletter

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Welcome to Ventura County Peace and Justice Network Newsletter.

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 honor all the locals who fought to keep a novel by a Spokane-Coeur d’Alene-American writer, Sherman Alexie, on the Conejo Valley curriculum. We must remember our indigenous roots.

On the Calendar

Click on the title of the events to get more information.

Through The Roots | Surfrider Foundation Benefit – 8th Annual Pints Against Plastic at Discovery Ventura

November 25 @ 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Surfrider Foundation Benefit | 8th Annual Pints Against Plastic ft. Through The Roots with Rising Son at Discovery Ventura The Surfrider Foundation is proud to present the 8th annual Pints Against Plastics benefit. The benefit will be taking place at Discovery Ventura on Saturday, November 25th during the Through the Roots show ft. Rising Son. Buy your tickets in advance for just $12. Tickets will be $16 on the day of the show.

Bending the Arc in Ventura

November 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Movie presentation of Bending The Arc is 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.

LGBTQ Clinical based support group

November 29 @ 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

World AIDS Day Ventura County

December 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

World AIDS Day Ventura County The 2017 theme is “Increasing Impact through Transparency, Accountability, and Partnerships” Diversity Collective Ventura County will commemorate our second annual World AIDS Day this year again at Heritage Square in Oxnard in partnership with the HIV-AIDS Advisory Committee. Join us in the Heritage Chapel for a state of HIV-AIDS in Ventura County discussion with a candle lighting ceremony to take place in the square

“Free First Sundays” at the Museum(s)

December 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). 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

Veterans for Peace Ventura County, Monthly Meeting

December 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Veterans for Peace is an educational and humanitarian non-profit organization dedicated to the abolishment of war.  The Ventura County Chapter (VCVFP, chapter 112) was founded in August 2004. Chapter 112 has as a primary project the formidable educational task of introducing and disclosing military alternatives to local area high school youth. The chapter proudly funds annual high school scholarships to participating seniors.

VC Legal Clinic

December 5 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Ventura County Legal Aid, Inc. is here to help on the first and third Tuesdays of the month 4 to 7 p.m.at the Ventura County Law Library. Last walk-ins accepted at 6:15. Attorneys are available during these times on a first-come, first-served basis, to provide free legal advice to those who qualify based on income.

SAVE THE DATE! Conejo Valley Pride Fundraiser

December 7 @ 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm

Join us as Diversity Collective of Ventura County hosts the very first fundraiser for Conejo Valley PRIDE! We have fabulous raffle prizes in store. Come help us Create Community through Visibility!  Keep checking back, location TBD.

East Ventura County Concerned Collective

December 9 @ 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm

Hello everyone. Hope you all enjoy a wonderful labor day weekend as we greet fall and PSL season -_- . The 2nd Saturday of the month is coming up so we will be meeting. We have a lot of updates and progress to be made with EVC3’s Know Your Rights Street Team and LGBTQ+ Pride Planning.

VC Art Market

December 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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.

DRAG QUEEN Bingo

December 10 @ 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.

Girls Girl Book Club

December 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Book selections have included: “The Lovely Bones” by Alice Sebold and The Poisonwood Bible”, by Barbara Kinsolver Please contact the organizer for details. Mission Statement The Girls Girl Club is an inclusive community that empowers individuals by fostering strength and well-being through education, creativity, and community engagement. At the Girls Girl Club we believe that people are valuable because of their differences. Each of us has something to share as well as something to learn. The Girls Girl culture is one of respect and equality without judgement.

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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