Fukushima Response 
Thursday, April 13, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 

Fukushima Response is a regional network of con

“We the Future: Social Justice Conference”
Friday, April 28, 9 AM-6:30 PM

SRJC Petaluma, in partnership with North Bay Organizing Project (NBOP), host the first annual WE THE FUTURE Social Justice Conference. The theme for the conference’s inaugural year is “Get Woke Stay Woke: Raising Consciousness and Inspiring Action.” The conference IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL, and features a closing celebration featuring rapper and poet Daniel "Big Dan" Mora of Oakland hip-hop group BRWN BFLO. Despite a heightened sense of vulnerability within marginalized groups, interest in social justice organizing is on the rise. This day-long conference will offer those feeling the call toward political action an opportunity to build solidarity among activists of color, working-class folks, interfaith allies, feminists, members of the LGBTQI community, immigrants and the undocumented, labor organizers, and environmentalists whose diverse work is united by a desire to build a more just, humane world. 
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, and parking is free. Registration is required to receive meals. 
Currently seeking proposals for conference sessions (workshops, talks, presentations, performances, etc.) from individuals and organizations. You can upload proposals as well as register as an attendee at https://wethefuture.santarosa.edu/
For more info visit: www.facebook.com/events/1832006463754927/
SRJC Petaluma - 680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, Petaluma

Private Forum for the Rural Cottage Cannabis Farmers
Friday, April 28, 3:00-6:00 PM

Sonoma County Growers Alliance and Sonoma Americans for Safe Access are co-hosting a private discussion on the obstacles and opportunities for Agricultural Residential and Rural Residential cultivators. Be involved as we identify a plan of action for creating inclusion zones . Help us overcome hurdles and create solutions for small famers.  Event is free, thanks to generous donations from FESC and Beck Law.  Info @ SCGAlliance.com/events or call (707) 978-4848.
Sebastopol Grange 6000 Sebastopol Avenue, Sebastopol

People's Climate March - City of Sonoma
Saturday, April 29, 11:00 AM
Join people across the United States as we march for a clean energy economy that works for all of us. Lets stand together to protect our climate, our health, and our communities and build a vision of the world we want, and rise together to make it possible.
Meet at 10:30 at either Burlingame Hall or Sonoma Valley High School. The two groups will march to the Plaza for a rally beginning at 11:00. Bring signs, banners, instruments, American flags, Earth flags, your friends and family.
Kids- dress as your favorite animal! We want to see bees, butterflies, ladybugs, jellyfish, cheetahs, sharks, and more! We will have speakers, music, and tables with information, postcards and kids activities. 
Please ride bikes, walk or carpool. For more info visit: www.facebook.com/events/656383454557393/
Meet at the Sonoma Plaza
or at 10:30 at Burlingame Hall (252 W Spain St., Sonoma )to march from there to the Plaza

El Pueblo Unido: People's March
Saturday, April 2912:30-5 PM

Dozens of groups and non-profits in Sonoma County are working together organizing a sister march to the day’s People’s Climate March in Washington, D.C., and joins with the annual May Day March to create a united voice against destructive policies on immigration, Native American rights, public lands, environmental protections and alarming threats posed to marginalized populations in America, including the LGBTQ community, women, immigrants, and people of all intersectional identities, regardless of their color, ability or faith. We expect it to be a big event across the nation, like the Women's March on January, 21, 2017.
Schedule: 12:00 Noon - gather at Roseland Plaza, 1:00 PM - rally with speakers, 
2:00 PM - march led by traditional Aztec danza, through downtown for rally at Court House Square with speakers, Windsor Bloco, Hubbub Club. For more info visit: www.facebook.com/events/839104149562613/
UNITED FOR:
• Immigrants rights!
• Workers rights!
• Climate justice!
• Protection of our Muslim brothers and sisters!
• Rent control!
• Women's reproductive rights!
• Loving our LGBTQ brothers, sisters, and siblings!
• Disability rights!
• Indigenous rights from Standing Rock to Palestine!
• The defense of Black lives!
Roseland Plaza (by Dollar Tree parking lot at 675 Sebastopol Road) Santa Rosa

Saturday Morning Civic Engagement, tabling for El Pueblo Unido: People's March
Saturday, April 29, 11:30 AM

Description: Saturday Mornings Civic Engagement tables most Saturdays, in public places. Discussions include civic engagement, and ways to take action. Contact person: Joseph at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Roseland Plaza, 675 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa, El Pueblo Unido: People's March 

Eat at Papas and Pollo!
Monday, May 1, 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Papas and Pollo is donating 10% of the Proceeds all day to support Graton Day Labor Center. 
Learn more about the Graton Day Labor Center at www.gratondaylabor.org
Visit their menu at: www.papasandpollo.com/meals
Papas and Pollo - 915 Gravenstein Hwy, Sebastopol

Action to support Immigrant Workers and Families
Monday, May 1, 10:00 AM

May Day events will begin at the entrance to the County Jail where Comité VIDA will lead an action of dumping ice on the sidewalk outside, calling for an end to reporting unconvicted immigrants to ICE, and then sweeping the ice out as a call to action to get "ICE OUT OF OUR JAILS AND OUR COMMUNITY." We will call upon the Sheriff to adopt the Recommendations of the Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review & Outreach [IOLERO].
Meet at flagpole in plaza at entrance to Sonoma County Jail (Main Adult) - 2777 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa 

Rally to support Workers Rights
Monday, May 1, 12 Noon

Rally at SRJC with SEIU 1021 in support of workers trying to negotiate fair contracts.
For full schedule visit: www.facebook.com/events/138858639980659/
Santa Rosa Junior College - 1501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa

Worker Defense Training for Workplace Raids
Monday, May 1 (International Worker's Day), 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Presented by North Bay Jobs with Justice and the North Bay Labor Council. This training will have specific language that workers can use to add to their existing contracts that have already been fought for and won by other unionized workers (janitors for example), and will have information on how to create worker solidarity at your worksite against some deceptive tactics that ICE uses to get workers to give up their rights during raids (among other things). We also added a section on your rights when in public spaces for folks who have workers that don't work specifically in a workplace (ex: waste management drivers). We hope to see you all there! RSVP is not required but helpful. For full schedule visit: www.facebook.com/events/138858639980659/
En Español y Ingles,  RSVP This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (541) 653 - 3837 
Santa Rosa Junior College, Bertolini Student Activities Center

Fossil Free California –  Divest CalSTRS/CalPERS from Fossil Fuels
Monday, May 1, 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.

Friends Safety Network Meeting
Monday, May 2, 1:00 - 2:300 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.  For more info call (707) 583-9168.
Coffee Catz - 6761 Sebastopol Ave. in the Gravenstein Station, (across from Community Market in Sebastopol)

Community Action Coalition Meeting
Tuesday, May 26-8:00 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, May 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

Under One Roof—A Fundraiser for the YES on Measure C (Rent Control) Campaign
Wednesday, May 3,
 5:30 PM 
Join us under one roof to help renters and pass Measure C on the June 6thballot! Special Guest: Santa Rosa Mayor Chris Coursey. Enjoy friendship, local wine, and hors d'oeuvres. Sponsorships: $50, $100, $250, $500, $1000, or $2500. All donations welcome, no one turned away for lack of funds. email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call Alex at (707) 889-5456.  
Ticket information: www.fairandaffordablesantarosa.com
Glaser Center - 547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa

Solutions Beneath our Feet
Can Regenerative Agriculture & Healthy Soils Help Combat Climate Change?
Wednesday, May 3, 6:30 PM
Join Us for a Presentation and Panel Discussion: with Dr. David C. Johnson, New Mexico State University & Director of the Institute for Sustainable Agricultural Research. Some of the most hopeful news on the climate front is coming from scientists, farmers and ranchers who are developing new methods to regenerate the soil, revealing how agricultural productivity and environmental health can go hand-in-hand to confront our world’s greatest threat: climate change and humanity’s growing carbon footprint. Dr. Johnson is a molecular biologist whose innovative research focuses on soil microbes as the primary drivers of soil regeneration and carbon sequestration. A presentation by Dr. Johnson will be followed by a panel discussion. $10 suggested donation.
For more info visit: www.farmersguild.org/solutions-beneath-our-feet-may-3.html
Shed - 25 North St., Healdsburg

Celebrate International Compost Awareness Week - Bio-reactor workshop
Thursday, May 4, 3:00 PM
Learn how to support healthy microbial life in your cropland, rangeland or garden and help restore and protect our biosphere. Sponsored by Regenerative Agriculture Group of 350 Sonoma, Healdsburg Shed and Farmer’s Guild/CAFF.  A  $10 donation is suggested.
Coyote Family Farm - 3662 Lichau Road, Penngrove

Peace & Justice Center Board Business Meeting
Thursday, May 46-8:00 PM

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

Sonoma Co. Americans for Safe Access Meeting 
Thursday May 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. 
Arlene Francis Center, 99 West 6th Street, Santa Rosa

Training on the Fundamentals of Community Organizing
Saturday, May 6, 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Co-hosted by North Bay Organizing Project along with Petaluma Housing Action Team, this workshop will introduce you to the our regional community organizing model and will provide the tools necessary for effective, concrete change. In the midst of national despair and the laical hosting crisis, we need to build regional power to create a community that reflects our values.
Childcare provided. Coffee and snacks at 9:45 AM.
To RSVP or for more info contact Annie at (707) 480-2315.
United Church of Christ - 825 Middlefield Dr., Petaluma

Sonoma Solidarity with Standing Rock
Saturday, May 63-6:00 PM

3-4PM Divestment Committee of No-DAPL Sonoma County
4-6PM Regular meeting of No-DAPL Sonoma County (every second and fourth Saturday)
For more info visit: www.facebook.com/events/1468121426540955/
Peace & Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa

SRJC, LARRY BERTOLINI - DAY UNDER THE OAKS
SUNDAY, MAY 7, 10:00 AM — 4:00 PM

Santa Rosa Junior College presents, the Larry Bertolini Day Under the Oaks, where children will be introduced to the excitement of higher education, adults can learn about new and compelling career paths, and all are welcome to explore the college's many academic, cultural and student life offerings. The open house and community education fair extends throughout the Santa Rosa Campus. More than 150 booths will offer food, hands-on activities, displays, demonstrations, shows and fun for the whole family. Located on our beautiful Santa Rosa campus, under the heritage oak trees, you can find out about college classes, register to become a student, talk to wonderful faculty, caring counselors, meet our highly qualified staff and administrators, and so much more. Day Under the Oaks is also home to the Native American Spring Celebration and the Hui Pulama Mau May Day Aloha Festival; multiple events, activities, vendors, and presentations will be made by both groups.
Free admission, free parking, no pets. For more info visit: https://duo.santarosa.edu/
Santa Rosa Junior College - 1501 MENDOCINO AVE., SANTA ROSA

Sonoma County Matsuri, Japanese Arts Festival
Sunday, May 711:00 AM to 5:00 PM
The festival’s goal is to offer deep insights into Japanese culture, increasing the participation of Bay Area artisans, artists, and performers of authentic Japanese traditional arts. We will offer non-stop Japanese traditional entertainment in the forms of taiko drumming, traditional dancing and singing, Gagaku ensemble, and martial arts demonstrations. Also, there will be a variety of exhibitors and vendors who bring Japanese arts, crafts, clothing and food. This year, the festival will have a children’s activity booth. Free. For info: sonomamatsuri.com or infThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Julliard Park - 227 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa

Petaluma Community Engagement Fair: Where Do You Want To Make A Difference?
Sunday, May 7, Noon - 4:00 PM

The Petaluma Community Engagement Fair is a grassroots, non-partisan effort to encourage and support residents’ engagement in the life of our community based on the values of respect, appreciation, and understanding of diversity and toward the goals of a sustainable environment, inclusive economy and the provision of assistance to those in need. This event is co-sponsored by Petaluma Community Relations Council, Sonoma County Conservation Action and CAFE, and will bring together Petaluma and other organizations and community groups with volunteers and activists who wish to further these values. Free event! For more info: www.conservationaction.org/petaluma-community-engagement-fair-may-7th/ or www.facebook.com/events/1296466467111019/
Contact Marjorie Helm – (707)321-3192 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Lucchesi Community Center -  320 North McDowell Blvd, Petaluma

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

North Coast Coalition for Palestine 
Tuesday, May 9,  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 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

Citizens Empowerment Forum 
Wednesday, May 107-9:00 PM

A series of public conversations at the Peace and Justice Center about our current political situation. We’re beginning to plan a 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

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


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!