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Jul, 2017

Dam If You Do, Learn About Undoing the Dam

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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 have a special contribution from our advisory board member, Narissa Petchumrus, a discussion of the undoing of Matilija Dam, events on the calendar, and fun stuff. DAM IF YOU DO Join Paul Jenkin, founder of the Matilija Coalition and campaign coordinator for Ventura Surfrider Foundation, as he provides a fascinating overview of the ongoing […]

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Jun, 2017

Newsletter, Free Film, and Events

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This week’s word is microaggression.  The reason why this word was chosen is because we have perhaps heard of the word before, witnessed one being said, or even perpetuated them without knowing it.

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Jun, 2017

Blue Lives Matter: Featured social justice topic of the week

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This week’s word (or phrase) is Blue Lives Matter.  The reason why this topic was picked is due to seeing no shortage of this flag hung outside of homes within Ventura County. I wanted to take the time to couple Blue Lives Matter with this insignia and unpack its implications.   First off, let’s define Blue Lives Matter.  Blue Lives Matter is a pro-police position that started after the killings of NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu in Brooklyn, New York, on December 20, 2014, after they were ambushed […]

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Jun, 2017

Microaggression

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Featured social justice word of the week: Microaggression This week’s word is microaggression.  The reason why this word was chosen is because we have perhaps heard of the word before, witnessed one being said, or even perpetuated them without knowing it.   Simply put, a microaggression is the casual degradation of any marginalized group.  Microaggressions tend to happen below the level of awareness of members of the dominant culture (the dominant culture being defined as English-speaking, European ancestry, Protestant/Christian faith, and generally dictated/benefiting cis-gendered, heterosexual males).   Microaggressions aren’t the […]

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Jun, 2017

Stop the Book Ban

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Thank you for reading the Solidarity Ventura County Newsletter and Happy Juneteenth A nice history of Juneteenth here   NEW UPCOMING EVENTS June 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm The Future of Healthcare: The ACA and Single Payer California Lutheran University ( http://vcpjn.org/calend…/future-healthcare-aca-single-payer/ ) July 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Impeachment March, VC Government Center ( http://vcpjn.org/calendar/impeachment-march/) July 15 @ 12:00 pm – July 16 @ 6:00 pm Redbird Intertribal Powwow, Moorpark Community College ( http://vcpjn.org/calendar/redbird-intertribal-powwow/ ) SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT A beautiful book that deserves to be read. Tell our local school board we […]

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Jun, 2017

Support Safe Cities/Newsletter July 12, 2017

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT AND  NEWSLETTER Monday June 12 at 6pm at 300 West 3rd Street, at Oxnard City Hall. Urge Oxnard to declare Safe City Status and stand with immigrants. CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS Next weekend is Juneteeth at Plaza Park Downtown Oxnard. The Juneteenth Celebration commemorates the freeing of the final 250,000 slaves in Texas. The 3rd Annual Mess-O-Greens Culture and Wellness Celebration will be at Juneteenth. It will feature the “Mess O’ Greens Cook-off Contest”, food demonstrations, guest speakers, health and fitness experts. Event Facebook page here ​Check out the Black […]

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Jun, 2017

Show up Tuesday to support farmworkers

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Our friends from CAUSE have a special announcement Dear CAUSE friends, Over the past year, local farmworker advocates have been in constructive dialogue with agriculture industry leaders to find common ground around how to improve working conditions for farmworkers. CAUSE and MICOP and key industry leaders reached an agreement to support a $200k Ventura County Farmworker Resource Program, which would help farmworkers learn about their legal protections, resolve issues with their employers, and navigate public agencies. Ventura County Supervisors Steve Bennett and John Zaragoza are now proposing this program to be […]

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Jun, 2017

Solidarity VC Newsletter June 2, 2017

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This is Natalie Cherot writing the Ventura Peace & Justice Network newsletter this week. We haven’t sent a newsletter in a while so here is an update of who we are, and what we do. VENTURA COUNTY PEACE & JUSTICE NETWORK BACKGROUND The Ventura County Peace and Justice Network was born in September of 2014, when members of several organizations agreed on how great it would be if the progressive community in Ventura County could network better. One way  we thought we could facilitate such a process was to create […]

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Apr, 2016

Important Update!

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Hi friends! Just an update that, due to other commitments in the community, I’ll be backing off somewhat on calendar… but TAKE HEART: I’ll still be adding some stuff and will try to send out announcements for important events! IMPORTANTLY: If you want to make sure your event is on the calendar, it’s easy to add it! I’ve added a link to the front page so you can easily enter the information. Just a few updates for the coming weeks: – This Saturday 4/30 (9:30am to 1pm) there will be […]

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Apr, 2016

Cesar Chavez March – Sunday 4/10/16

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THIS SUNDAY: Annual César Chavez March in Oxnard! The focus this year will include advocating for passage of the Ventura Farmworker’s Bill of Rights. Details are here. The march starts at 10am.

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