Green Party of Sonoma County General Business Meeting
Monday, August 21, 6-7:30 PM

Please email us using our contact form if you plan to attend, and let us know how many people will be in your party so we can plan accordingly. Also include any request for additions to the agenda or for any questions. http://sonomagreenparty.org
Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art and Politics - 99 6th StreetSanta Rosa

Showing up for Racial Justice – SURJsoco

August 21, 2017  6:30-8:30 PM
Join us for a SURJ SONOMA COUNTY Leadership meeting in Sebastopol.
We are planning some of our Chapter Meetings and Action Items for the fall. If you've been to at least one Chapter Meeting and/or a committee meeting, please consider joining us to become part of shaping our next 6 months!
Get in touch via email - and we'll send you the agenda and location!
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NAACP Monthly Meeting (NEW LOCATION)*
Tuesday, August 226-8:00 PM

The Santa Rosa-Sonoma County NAACP is committed to equality and justice for all.
For more information visit: www.santarosanaacp.org
Peace and Justice Center - 467 Sebastopol Avenue, Santa Rosa

Public Conversation for Citizen Empowerment 
Wednesday, August 23, 7 - 9:00 PM

A series of public conversations about our current political situation. The series of public forums from the themes that come up in our conversation that we need to understand in order to resist the tyranny we see emerging in the Trump regime. We think it’s a time for wide political education. All are welcome. 
Peace and Justice Center - 467 Sebastopol Avenue, Santa Rosa

Climate Action Training
Thursday, August 24, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Basic training for Climate Action hosted by Center for Climate protection.
To register and for more info: climateprotection.org/climate-action-training/

Legal Observer Training
Thursday, August 24, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

We are working to create a way for people to respond to fear and anxiety in our community as a result of the increase in immigration enforcement, ICE raids and other attacks against our communities.Please join us to volunteer to be part of a rapid response team by participating in this legal observer training.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Mary Agatha Furth Center Rooms A & B;
8400 Old Redwood Highway, Windsor by the Peace and Social Justice Ministry

Allies Safety Network: Know Your Rights Training
Saturday, August 26, 10:00 AM - Noon

Know Your Rights Training: Family Preparedness and Civil Legal Issues faced by Immigrants. In partnership with Legal Aid of Sonoma County. Allies Safety Network is committed to supporting all community members facing direct harassment.
RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Legal Aid of Sonoma County - 144 South E St. Ste. 100, Santa Rosa

Sebastopol Living Peace Wall Third Annual Induction Ceremony
Sunday, August 27, 11:00 AM

The central purpose of the Living Peace Wall is to promote the cause of peace and justice by honoring those who have dedicated their lives to this cause.  It is hoped that others will be inspired by their work and that we may all find ways to become more peaceful, loving individuals so that we can then create a more peaceful and loving world.
For more info visit: www.sebastopollivingpeacewall.com
6868 Mckinley Avenue, Sebastopol (behind the Rialto Cinemas on the grass strip facing Sebastopol Plaza)

Across the Interfaith Table
Sunday, August 27, 3:30 – 7:00 PM

Connecting compassionate hearts in discussion & dinner.  Presented by the Interfaith Council of Sonoma County.  3:30-4:45pm — Workshops, 5:00-6:15pm — Group Program, 6:30-7:30pm — Vegetarian Potluck Dinner.  Please bring a dish to share with ingredients listed. Please no meat or fish of any kind. No alcohol. Free admission. We welcome donations and volunteersFor more information: (707) 521-0073 — This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Center for SpiritualLiving, 2075 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa

North Coast Coalition for Palestine
Monday, August 28, 4:30 – 5:45 PM

Meeting to organize around the struggle for Palestine. nccpal.org
Peace and Justice Center - 467 Sebastopol Avenue, Santa Rosa

Police Brutality Coalition 
Monday, August 286-8:00 PM

Discussion of police and law enforcement brutality issues within Sonoma County and nationally. Be part of planning new actions for positive change. For more info:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
KBBF - 1700 Corby Ave. Ste. B, Santa Rosa

Community Action Coalition Meeting & Legal Observer Training
Tuesday, August 29, 6-8:00 PM

As part of our name, Community Action Coalition’s main business is direct action. We are a group of students and concerned community members invested in working with our marginalized communities to support them and listen to their needs. We hold ourselves accountable to these communities, and through direct action we aim to raise consciousness about issues affecting all of our diverse population. For more information, please contact: https://www.facebook.com/actioncoalitionofsonomacounty
Legal Observer Training info at: www.facebook.com/events/327633181017622/
Peace and Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Avenue, Santa Rosa

Racial Justice Allies

August 30, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Join us for our next dialogue: Building Coalitions Across Race: What’s Hard? What’s Great?
Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Peace and Justice Center - 467 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa

Climate Action Training
Thursday, August 31, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Basic training for Climate Action hosted by Center for Climate protection.
To register and for more info: climateprotection.org/climate-action-training/

Metta Center's Hope Tank
Saturday, September 2 - 8:30 AM -11:30 AM

On the first Saturday of the month we gather at 8:30 a.m. for a 30-minute silent meditation. (Many of us follow passage meditation, while others use other methods.)
At 9 a.m., after introductions if new members have joined us, we enjoy a vegetarian potluck breakfast.
As breakfast winds down we begin the conversation, going until we reach a natural stopping place, which is usually between 10:30 and 11:30.
For location and more info contact: Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Phone: 707-774-6299

Fossil Free California –  Divest CalSTRS/CalPERS from Fossil Fuels
Monday, September 4, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

"Divestment has never been more important." Bill McKIbben.  Join us to divest the two largest public pension funds in the country CalSTRS and CalPERS from fossil fuels by 2020. Morally, it's the right thing to do: financially it's the smart thing to do. 
Contact Jane at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and location in Santa Rosa.

7th Annual National Heirloom Exposition
Tuesday - Thursday, September 5–7 

The National Heirloom Expo features three full days of nationally and internationally acclaimed speakers that include Vandana Shiva, Ronnie Cummins, Jeffrey Smith, Robert Kennedy, Jr., along with many more.  More than 4000 varieties of local produce will by displayed.  Purchase gardening supplies, seeds, sustainable living goods, and so much more from 300 vendors.  The exhibit hall will be home to more than 150 heirloom related exhibits. We are again seeking volunteers to help us spread the word. We need your help especially if you live on the West Coast and would like to distribute brochures to let people know about the expo, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please consider sharing the info with your garden groups, educational organizations, churches, pure food societies, etc.
Sonoma County Fairgrounds

SURJsoco Meeting
Wednesday, September 6, 6:30-8:30 PM

More info to follow...
Sebastopol Grange - 6000 Sebastopol Ave. (Hwy 12), Sebastopol

Peace & Justice Center Board Business Meeting
Thursday, September 7, 6-8:00 PM

Open to the public. (707) 575-8902
Peace & Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa

Sonoma Co. Americans for Safe Access Meeting
Thursday September 7, 6:00 PM

The mission of Americans for Safe Access (ASA) is to ensure safe and legal access to cannabis (marijuana) for therapeutic use and research. Refreshments served, everyone welcome. safeaccessnow.org/sonoma_county_asa_chapter
Arlene Francis Center, 99 West 6th Street, Santa Rosa

**Praxis Peace Institute Workshop
Saturday, September 9, 12:00 to 5:00 PM

This is an interactive workshop with practical techniques for improving communication abilities and transforming conflicts in everyday situations and relationships. The goal of this workshop is to develop skills that enhance one's quality of life, reduce stress, and provide more self-confidence in daily interactions.  These skills also help one navigate difficult situations at work, at home, and in one-on-one relationships.
There is a kitchen onsite, so you can bring a lunch. Snacks and tea will be available. Fee: $90 ($80 for Praxis Members)
For More Information and to Register for this workshop: www.praxispeace.org or call: 707-939-2973.
Vintage House, 264 First St. East, Sonoma

Peace & Justice Center's 2nd Annual Concert in the Hub
Saturday, September 9, 1-5:00 PM

Free Concert for the community featuring Midnight Sun Massive, Dream Farmers & Dylan Black Project plus DJ Loisaida.
Volunteers needed, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (707)575-8902.
La Plaza Park, Cotati

North Coast Coalition for Palestine 
Monday, September 11,  4:30 – 5:45 PM

Meeting to organize around the struggle for Palestine. nccpal.org
Peace and Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Avenue, Santa Rosa

Veterans for Peace monthly meeting
Monday, September 11, 7-8:30 PM

Veterans For Peace is an international organization made up of military veterans, military family members, and allies. We accept veteran members from all branches of service. We are dedicated to building a culture of peace, exposing the true costs of war, and healing the wounds of war. For more info, visit: www.veteransforpeacesonoma.net or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Santa Rosa Vets Memorial Building - 1351 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa

Fukushima Response
Thursday, September 14, 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM
 
Fukushima Response is a regional network of concerned individuals working together to spur demands for action in response to the devastated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan. We are doing ongoing radiation testing of local seaweed and fish and other samples. See fukushimaresponse.org or call (707)823-9203 for more info. We welcome interested or curious newcomers.
Redwood Cafe - 8240 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati

350 Sonoma Co. "Community Conversation" and monthly organizing meeting
Thursday, September 14, 6:45 PM
 We are working on divestment from fossil fuels, regenerative agriculture, climate change awareness & action.  Come to learn, bring ideas, socialize and support climate action through simple tasks. New folks are welcome to join us and learn about our organization and participate in upcoming events. Get on board to usher in a renewable/regenerative future!
For more information, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
First United Methodist Church of Santa Rosa, Carriage Room, 1551 Montgomery Dr., Santa Rosa 

Sonoma County N.O.W. (National Organization for Women) Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, September 20, 1:00 PM

Mission: to bring women into full participation in American society. Monthly meeting on feminist issues and goals. For more info visit: www.nowsonoma.org or call (707)545-5036 or email sonomacountynow@yahoo.com
Round Table Pizza - 1791 Marlow Rd., Santa Rosa

Peace & Justice Center's Awards Celebration
Saturday, October 21, time to be announced

Save the date for our major fundraiser of the year.  Honor our awardees.  Great food.  Music.  Call the Center at (707)575-8902 to help organize this event, or to nominate awardees.
Sebastopol Community Cultural Center - 390 Morris Street, Sebastopol

ONGOING EVENTS

Indivisible Sebastopol
Wednesdays 10:00 AM – noon

Amplify calling parties in Sebastopol – join and send email that you’re interested, and you will be notified of the location. indivisible.wsc@gmail.com

Saturday Mornings Civic Engagement tables most Saturdays, in public places.
Discussions include civic engagement, and ways to take action. 
Contact person: Joseph at mornings.saturday@gmail.com

Indivisible Sebastopol
Sundays, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM 

Postcard Booth at Sebastopol Farmer's Market: blank Postcards for Peace to decorate and send to the White House and Pentagon. For more info visit: www.facebook.com/indivisiblewest/
Sebastopol Plaza - Sebastopol


Ongoing VIGIL schedule

  • Santa Rosa - Andy Lopez Free Speech picket line, Tuesdays from 10am-noon at the Hall of Justice in Santa Rosa
  • Santa Rosa - Women in Black, Mendocino & College intersection, Fridays, Noon-1:00 p.m.
  • Cotati - A Peaceful show of community support & strength, La Plaza Park, Thursdays, 5:00 p.m. 
  • Healdsburg - The Plaza (downtown), Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Sonoma - The Plaza (downtown), Fridays, 5:00-6:00 pm
  • Sebastopol - Hwy. 116 and Bodega Hwy, Fridays, noon
  • Gaia's Garden Restaurant / 1899 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa will give a free chai and $1 off dinner to all vigilers!