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Oct, 2017

Newsletter and Thank You

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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. EARTH CHARTER SUMMIT AND AWARDS PROGRAM 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 […]

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Sep, 2017

Good/Bad Immigrants

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Hello all, due to the Trump Administration’s recent decision to rescind DACA, the social justic topic of the week will be on DACA and a more comprehensive, lesser known policy DAPA.  I will then discuss what the Trump administration is intending to do with DACA and also implicate Democratic Party leadership in helping to establish the precedence for Trump’s current policies and discussion.  Within this discussion of Democratic Party leadership helping to pass regressive policy targeting immigrants, I also look through a bill that has popular support from CA Democrats, […]

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Sep, 2017

What to Do in Autumn in Ventura County

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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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Sep, 2017

Dreamers, Zoot Suiters, and More

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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

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Aug, 2017

Redlining

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Topic of the Week: Redlining Hello everyone.  I apologize for the hiatus on writing.  Now that I’m back on track, this week’s Social Justice topic is redlining.  The reason why this word was chosen is due to the negative impact redlining has had on people of color being able to secure critical life chances that can still be seen today.  This article will be primarily concerned with redlining in the mortgage industry. First off, redlining is defined as the practice of denying services, either directly or through selectively raising prices, […]

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