FREE screening of 13th, a documentary film 
Monday, May 8, 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Ava DuVernay's powerful documentary, 13th, sheds light on an inhumane clause in the 13th amendment of the United States constitution that essentially legalizes slavery through criminalization. Narrated by a diverse group of activists, lawmakers and social influencers, the film places a particular focus on the detrimental effects that the clause has had on the Black community, as well as how U.S. corporations and multiple government administrations have had a hand in keeping the irrevocably damaging criminalization cycle alive in Black communities for decades. For more info call: (707)829-3456 or visit the Facebook event page at:  https://www.facebook.com/events/215551038932052/
Rialto Cinemas ® - 6868 McKinley St., Sebastopol

Veterans for Peace monthly meeting
Monday, May 87-9:00 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, NW room, 1351 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa

Congressman Huffman's Holding the President Accountable Town Hall 
Tuesday, May 9,  4:30 – 6:00 PM

Join Congressman Jared Huffman and expert panelists for a discussion on the ways that Congress and the courts can hold the executive branch accountable for ethical and legal violations.
This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis up to capacity.
We will try to livestream the event on http://cmcm.tv/live.
If you have questions or need language or ASL interpretation, please call (415) 258-9657 no later than May 4th, 2017.
Per Dominican University campus rules, no backpacks or large bags are allowed in Angelico Hall.
Advance Registration Required:
www.eventbrite.com/e/congressman-huffmans-holding-the-president-accountable-town-hall-tickets-34016475193
Dominican University of California, Angelico Hall - San Rafael

North Coast Coalition for Palestine 
CANCELLED - Tuesday, May 9

NCCP meeting for Tuesday May 9th has been cancelled. Next meeting will be on Tuesday, May 23rd.
See below.

Community Action Coalition Meeting
Tuesday, May 96-8:00 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

Tickling Giants: A film about the Arab Spring in Egypt and its aftermath, Starring Bassem Youssef
Wednesday, May 10, 7:00 PM

One Showing Only!
 Following the Arab Spring and in need of a laugh, Dr. Bassem Youssef left his career as a heart surgeon in Cairo to try his hand at comedy. Youssef incorporated his observations from Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" into "Al Bernameg," the first political satire show in Egypt. Thirty million viewers watched each episode. Sponsored by Of One Soul - a project of the Interfaith County of Sonoma County
For more info visit: www.facebook.com/events/335744320174225/
Rialto Cinemas - 6868 McKinley Street, Sebastopol

Public Conversation for Citizen Empowerment 
Wednesday, May 10, 7:00 - 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.
For more info visit: www.facebook.com/events/796828087149830/
Peace and Justice Center - 467 Sebastopol Avenue, Santa Rosa

Racial Justice Allies - How I am Unlearning My Whiteness
Thursday, May 11, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Bayo Akomolafe, an African living mostly in India, suggests our most well-intentioned practices for racial justice can often serve to silence the voices, worlds and powers of occluded people - perpetuating white norms. White privilege (and white guilt) is sustained by a denial of multiple places of power, and perhaps what is useful today is to head to the edges of our life frameworks, where we are most vulnerable, to listen to the ghosts of those forgotten.
Bayo asks: In what ways can we partner with the world to perform new notions of racial identity and socio-politico-economic justice? Instead of trying to be "good white people", perhaps what racial justice asks of us, is that we account for our difficult histories, our deepest longings for something better and to consider curiosity as a replacement for confusion.
Bayo Akomolafe is globally recognized for his poetic, unconventional, counterintuitive take on global crisis, civic action and social change. He is the Coordinating Curator for The Emergence Network, and host of the online course, “We will dance with Mountains.” bayoakomolafe.net
Info: racialjusticeallies@gmail.com
Glaser Center - 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa

350 Sonoma Co. "Community Conversation" and monthly organizing meeting
Thursday, May 11, 6:45PM

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

Documentary Film Series
Thursday, May 11, 7:00 PM

Join us for the 2012 documentary “Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?” This film is narrated by Thom Hartmann and explores how both major political parties destroyed consumer protection and organized labor while moving wealth to a small group of elites. Prior to the 2008 economic collapse, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent a secret memo to future Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell in 1971. It called for plans to further deregulate industry, outsource jobs and lower taxes on the largest corporations. "Heist...paints a picture of a democracy slowly and methodically being nudged toward oligarchy with help from all sides." – The Los Angeles Times.
For more info: (707) 575-8902. Free to public, donations welcomed.
Peace & Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa

Fukushima Response
Thursday, May 11, 10:30 AM - 12:00 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.
Apple Box Cafe' - 224 B Street, Petaluma

Recall the Sheriff Petition Signing
Saturday, May 134-7:00 PM

Come sign the petition and join our festivities in the newly re-unified Courthouse Square.
For more info visit: www.facebook.com/events/411301205921388/
Old Courthouse Square - Santa Rosa

Sonoma County Taxes for Peace
Sunday, May 14, 4:30 PM

We meet to educate and support around resistance to War Taxes. Contact Ruth Paine for info:  (707) 576-6654.  
Also see nwtrcc.org
Friends House, Commons B living room, 684 Benicia Dr, Santa Rosa

Green Party of Sonoma County General Business Meeting
Monday, May 156-7:30 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 StreetSanta Rosa

Occupy Sonoma County Earth Action Campaign Meeting
Monday, May 157-9:00 PM

Formerly known as the GMO Campaign meeting with an expanded focus to include climate change, climate justice, toxic chemicals and other topics.
This monthly meeting has changed from the 4th to the 3rd Mondays.
For more info: (707) 877-6650 or OccupySonomaCounty.org
Peace and Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa

Community Action Coalition Meeting
Tuesday, May 166-8:00 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, May 17, 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

Sunú - film showing as part of the March Against Monsanto day of global events
Thursday, May 187:00-9:00 PM

Presented by Arlene Francis Center & Occupy Sonoma County.  Sunú is a documentary about the Mexican state working to support Monsanto’s efforts to bring genetically modified seeds into Mexico and the contamination of native corn. Sunú shows farmers working the land, cultivating their seeds and being true to their cultures.  Donation requested. Pay-What-You-Can plant sale and Free Seed Exchange. For more information go to OccupySonomaCounty.org or call (707)877-6650
Arlene Francis Center - 99 6th Street, Santa Rosa 

Friends Safety Network Meeting 
Friday, May 19, 7:30 -9:00 PM

The Friends Safety Network is building safety networks in 5 local neighborhoods for those at risk of harassment.  We are recruiting volunteers to join this effort. At this meeting we will be talking about further network development, including; recruiting  volunteers, needed trainings and the logistics of our helpline.  Call (707)583-9168 for info.
Peace and Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Avenue, Santa Rosa

Police Brutality Coalition 
Monday, May 226-8:00 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

North Coast Coalition for Palestine 
Tuesday, May 23, 4:30 – 5:45 PM

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

Community Action Coalition Meeting
Tuesday, May 236-8:00 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

NAACP Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, May 236-8:00 PM

The Santa Rosa-Sonoma County NAACP is committed to equality and justice for all.
For more information visit: www.santarosanaacp.org
Steele Lane Community Center, RM6 415 Steele Lane, Santa Rosa

Public Conversation for Citizen Empowerment 
Wednesday, May 24, 7:00 - 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.
For more info visit: www.facebook.com/events/217188215436692/
Peace and Justice Center - 467 Sebastopol Avenue, Santa Rosa

Documentary Film Series
Thursday, May 25, 7:00 PM

We take another look at health care with "The Healthcare Movie," a documentary that compares the 60-year evolution of Canada's health care system with the U.S. It exposes how the U.S. has used propaganda to prevent public support of any kind of national health care. The Peace & Justice Center co-sponsored a screening of this film at the Rialto Cinemas in Sebastopol in 2011. Stan will update us on the current grassroots effort to push for single payer healthcare in California.
For more info: (707) 575-8902. Free to public, donations welcomed.
Peace & Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa

Sonoma Solidarity with Standing Rock Fundraiser
Friday, May 26,  7:30 -10:00 PM

Fundraiser to benefit the Lakota People's Law Project, to support the legal defense of Water Protectors who were arrested during protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Dance, silent auction, and food. VOLUNTEERS needed.
Silent Auction: If you can donate goods or services please contact Evan Ernstson at (415)827-7899 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Evan could also use some help for set-up and organizing auction items, etc. 
Food: We would like to offer some food. Volunteers needed to bring a platter of something yummy to donate. If you can contribute, contact Annalise at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or (707) 836-6373
Wischemann Hall - 465 Morris St. Sebastopol

Sonoma Solidarity with Standing Rock
Saturday, May 274-6:00 PM

Open to the public meeting.
For more info visit: www.facebook.com/SonomaNoDAPL/
Peace & Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa

Praxis Peace Institute - Mondragón Cooperatives: An Inspiring Economic Alternative that Values People over Profit
Sunday, May 28 - 4:30 - 6:30 PM
 
This reception celebrates the publication of “The Mondragón Report,” a detailed account from 22 people who have attended Praxis Peace Institute’s seminar at the Mondragón Cooperatives. Their essays and interviews demonstrate the importance of the seminar and how this instruction has grown the cooperative movement in both the Bay Area and the U.S. The event is a fundraiser for the Praxis Mondragón Scholarship Fund. Reception with tapas and libations.
Tickets: $45  -  Available online: www.praxispeace.org Or, call (707) 939-2973.
At a private home in Sonoma  (address given upon registration)

Community Action Coalition Meeting
Tuesday, May 306-8:00 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

Collating the Peace Press
Wednesday, May 31, 10:00 AM -4:00 PM

Be part of the team who puts together the Peace Press...folding, stuffing plus laughter and good conversation!
Coffee, Tea and pastries provided. Drop in any time and stay as long as your schedule allows.
Peace & Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa

Peace & Justice Center Board Business Meeting
Thursday, June 16-8:00 PM

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

Sonoma Co. Americans for Safe Access Meeting 
Thursday June 1, 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. 
For more info visit: safeaccessnow.org/sonoma_county_asa_chapter
Arlene Francis Center - 99 West 6th Street, Santa Rosa

Peace Press Editorial Collective
Friday, June 2,  6:30 PM

How can you contribute to the Peace Press?  Meeting to plan the next issue. 
Call for information (707) 823–9203.
Peace and Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Avenue, Santa Rosa

Rise Up - Sonoma County Pride Celebration
Saturday, June 3, 1:00– 4:00 PM

Solidarity rally celebrating 30 Years of CommUNITY.  A call to action for the Community to stand up for: LGBTQI Rights, Women’s Rights, Immigration Rights, Voting Rights, Racial Equality, and Economic Equality.  Some of the folks scheduled to speak are: Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch, Sonoma County Supervisor Lynda Hopkins, Petaluma CityCouncil member Gabe Kearney, Positive Images Executive Director Javier River-Rosales, and Trans Activist Mandi Camille Hauwert. For Additional Information visit  sonomacountypride.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Guerneville Lodge - 15905 River Road, Guerneville 

Public Conversation for Citizen Empowerment 
Wednesday, June 7, 7:00 - 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. For more info visit: www.facebook.com/events/466516060357350/
Peace and Justice Center - 467 Sebastopol Avenue, Santa Rosa

Sonoma Conservation Action's Annual Grassroots Gala
Saturday, June 10, 5:00 – 9:00 PM

California Lieutenant Governor, Gavin Newsome will deliver the keynote address. The SCCA and SCCC environmental awards will be presented together for the first time. 
For more info visit: http://www.conservationaction.org/gala OR call (707) 571-8566.
Advance General Admission $70 (before June 1st) | General Admission $90 (after June 1st).
Friedman Center - 4676 Mayette Ave, Santa Rosa,

North Coast Coalition for Palestine 
Tuesday, June 13, 4:30 – 5:45 PM

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

SAVE THE DATES

Turning Fear Into Power Workshop with Linda Sartor
Sunday, July 161-4:00 PM
Linda Sartor, author of Turning Fear Into Power: One Woman's Journey Confronting the War on Terror, will work with participants to get in touch with your hearts' callings (big or small; personal, global, or anything in between), explore the fears that emerge, and get into a different relationship with those fears--embracing rather than denying them and learning from them to strengthen your power. Cost is a minimum $10 donation to the Peace and Justice Center as a registration fee.
Contact Linda Sartor