Fundraiser for all Victims & Survivors of Sonoma County's Wildfires
Friday, December 15, 4:30-9:30 PM

Come Celebrate Our 226th United States Constitutional Bill-of-Rights Birthday Anniversary.
Donations accepted at the door from $20 to $200 and nobody will be excluded. Huge Selection of Silent Auction Items to be bid on and won! And a Special Raffle/Silent Auction of two "Spiritual Portraits" by Anna Podva will begin December 15 and end on February ?? at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation Santa Rosa Fundraiser. There will be Live Music and Three 45 minute panel discussions Moderated by Professor Montana James Podva on:
1)The Right of Privacy: What is it and Where did it come from? See Griswald v Connecticut
2) Should the Pledge of Allegiance be changed to reflect the values of Our Oath of Office taken by every governmental employee ? What is treason ?
3) How Do We Amend the Constitution to eliminate the Electoral College and Elect Our President directly by Majority Vote implementing Baker v. Carr, "One Person, One Vote", at the Federal Level?
Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa

Community Action Coalition hosts: Queer Dance Party and Fundraiser
Friday December 15th at 7-11 PM

We welcome all LGBTQ+ people and our allies to come dance the night away. We’ll have a dance floor with DJs, free snacks, a bar with beer, and some hella gay, handmade T-shirts for sale. All proceeds help keep the Peace and Justice Center running and help CAC do what we do: direct action, protests, community education, immigrant and homeless advocacy, etc. Please bring cash for donations or purchases. Every dollar helps! No one turned away! Sets by DJ Loisaida and DJ Broken Record
More details: Beer will be for sale but we welcome you to BYOB of any kind. $5 suggested donation.
For more info visit: www.facebook.com/events/520272344997366
Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County - 467 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa

Examining Cultural Appropriation and Its Impacts
Saturday, December 16 at 11:30 AM - 1 PM

Learn and discuss how cultural appropriation impacts our Native communities.
The Museum provides California Indians and the public with a first class museum facility in which to portray California Indian history and culture from an Indian perspective. In addition, the museum showcases and encourages the present-day renaissance of California Indian culture, affirming its survival and continued vitality in the face of extreme adversity. Finally, the museum provides opportunities for Native Americans to receive training and experience in a variety of fields such as museum direction, curation, design and interpretation. More info: www.facebook.com/events/1846779318974248/
CIMCC: California Indian Museum and Cultural Center - 5250 Aero Dr, Santa Rosa

Green Party of Sonoma County General Business Meeting
Monday, December 18, 6-7:30 PM

Note: The GPSC General Business Meetings are usually held on the 3rd Monday of every month. 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 Street, Santa Rosa

Together at the Table: Immigration
Monday, December 18, 6:30-8 PM

Join us for a community conversation with experts from local organizations working on IMMIGRATION in Sonoma County. Learn how you can get involved, and share your voice on this important topic.
We are proud to partner with the following organizations on this Together at the Table topic:
Catholic Charities - Immigration Services
My American Dreams Project
Sonoma County Immigration Initiative
Sonoma County Sheriff's Department
Sonoma State University's Department of Chicano and Latino Studies
The Together at the Table project was supported in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. For more info visit: https://sonomacounty.libcal.com/event/3644789
Central Santa Rosa Library

Community Action Coalition Meeting
Tuesday, December 19, 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
Peace and Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Avenue, Santa Rosa

Sonoma County N.O.W. (National Organization for Women) Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, December 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

Connections and Conversation, Evening Interfaith Chat
Tuesday, December 26, 7:00 to 8:30 pm

Hosted by the Interfaith Council of Sonoma County. Thoughtful and provocative discussion of faith, religion and ethics. Appreciative conversation regarding traditions and teachings. Sharing of personal spiritual and life challenges and blessings. All are welcome!
For more info visit: bnaiisrael.net/civicrm/event/info
B'Nai Israel Jewish Center, 740 Western Avenue, Petaluma

Community Action Coalition Meeting
Tuesday, January 2, 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
Peace and Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Avenue, Santa Rosa

Petaluma Progressives Meeting
Tuesday, January 2, 7:00 PM

The Petaluma Progressives is a local grassroots political and educational action group, and producer of the Annual Progressive Festival in Petaluma. For more info: (707)763-8134
Petaluma Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma

Raging Grannies of Sonoma County
Wednesday, January 3, 5-6:00 PM
Singing Activists join the Raging Grannies for a monthly practice.
For more info contact Elizabeth at (707)280-8190.
Peace & Justice Center - 467 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa

SURJ Sonoma County: Showing Up for Racial Justice
Wednesday, January 3, 6:30-8:30 PM

Join SURJ Sonoma County for our monthly "Showing Up for Racial Justice" meeting. More details coming soon. Visit: www.facebook.com/SURJSonomaCounty
Sebastopol Grange, 6000 Sebastopol Road (Hwy 12), Sebastopol

Peace & Justice Center Board Business Meeting
Thursday, January 4, 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 January 4, 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

Transitioning Countries, States, and Cities to 100% Clean, Renewable Energy for All Purposes As Soon As Possible!
Thursday, January 4, 7:00 PM

Praxis Peace Institute will begin 2018 with an outstanding program featuring the work of award-winning climate scientist, Mark Z. Jacobson.
Tickets for Event only: $20 - Available at Readers’ Books or Online: www.praxispeace.org/events
Tickets for Event and Reception: $50 are available Online Only: www.praxispeace.org/events
(Address of reception will be given upon registration.)
Vintage House, 264 First St., E. Sonoma

Metta Center's Hope Tank
Saturday, January 6, 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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (707)774-6299

North Coast Coalition for Palestine 
Monday, January 8, 4:30 – 6:00 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, January 8, 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

Community Action Coalition Meeting
Tuesday, January 9, 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
Peace and Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Avenue, Santa Rosa

North Coast Coalition for Palestine 
Monday, January 22, 4:30 – 6:00 PM

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

Police Brutality Coalition 
Monday, January 22, 6-8:00 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

Occupy Sonoma County Presents: Self & Other: Ways We Divide Ourselves From Other People, a teach-in with Bill Say
Monday, January 22, 7-9:00 PM

We will, at some point, find our self encountering the other—the person, group, style or perspective that we perceive as not us and to some degree oppose or marginalize. Understanding and appreciating who we are and who the other may be is vital for efficacy, deeper conflict resolution and overall health (and less burn-out!). Bill Say, M.A. will present aspects of Process Work, the approach developed as a basis for Self and Other work. This public presentation will combine brief lecture, discussion and experiential exercises. Donation Requested
Bill Say is a Process Work Diplomate and a faculty member of California Institute of Integral Studies.
For more info on Bill: www.billsay.com
Join our event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/139385560053049
Contact: http://OccupySonomaCounty.org/ or call 707-877-6650
Occupy Sonoma County embraces the egalitarian, deep democracy principles of the Occupy Movement with a regional strategy for effectively organizing county-wide social justice campaigns that are globally relevant.
Peace & Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa

Monday, January 22 
Rebuilding after the Fire
More details soon


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. 
  • Healdsburg - The Plaza (downtown), Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Sonoma - The Plaza (downtown), Fridays, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
  • 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!