Community Action Coalition Meeting
Tuesday, June 276-8:00 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, June 276-8:00 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, June 287 - 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/311453122633141/
Peace and Justice Center - 467 Sebastopol Avenue, Santa Rosa

Good Jobs and Zero Waste: Building a Movement in the North Bay 
Thursday, June 297-8:30 PM
 
Speakers: Mike Yates, President, Teamsters Local 665
Lauren Ahkiam, Senior Researcher, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, author of 
“Cleaning Up Waste Management and Recycling and Securing the Benefits: A Blueprint for Cities” (2015)
Small dishes and refreshments served. The event is FREE, open to the public • wheelchair accessible •  Spanish translation 
provided • for more information please contact: Mara Ventura• (707) 293-2863  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
northbayjobswithjustice.org • facebook.com/pages/North-Bay-Jobs-With-Justice • 
Sponsored by North Bay Jobs with Justice, North Bay Labor Council, and Teamsters 665
Christ Church United Methodist - 1717 Yulupa, Santa Rosa

Pride Celebration
Friday, June 307-11:30 PM

Fundraiser for the Russian River Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and a celebration for the LGBTQI community and their allies.
For more info and to see the line-up visit: www.facebook.com/events/240836826404018
Redwood Cafe - 8240 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati

PJC Closed for remodeling
Saturday-Sunday, July 1-9

We are still in need of someone to direct the installation of the laminate floor on or about Thursday, July 6, for which we can pay a moderate hourly wage. Contact Larry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Peace and Justice Center - 467 Sebastopol Avenue, Santa Rosa

Fossil Free California –  Divest CalSTRS/CalPERS from Fossil Fuels
Monday, July 3, 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.

Food not Bombs New Members Meeting
Wednesday, July 5,  5:00 - 6:30 PM

Please join Santa Rosa's Food Not Bombs community for a meeting on the logistics of sharing food with those in need, as well as an open discussion in which we can all share our ideas and concerns.The message of Food Not Bombs is simple and powerful: no one should be without food in a world so richly provided with land, sun, and human ingenuity –Zinn.
More info at facebook.com/SRFoodNotBombs
Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art and Politics - 99 6th StreetSanta Rosa

Sonoma Co. Americans for Safe Access Meeting
Thursday, July 6, 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 for Spirit, Art and Politics - 99 6th StreetSanta Rosa

Peace & Justice Center Board Business Meeting
CANCELLED - Thursday, July 6

Petaluma Progressives Meeting
Thursday, July 6, 7:00 PM

The Petaluma Progressives is a local grassroots political and educational action group, and producer of the Annual Progressive Festival in Petaluma. Come help us plan the next one to be held Sunday, August 6
For more info: (707)763-8134 or http://progressivefestival.org
Petaluma Copperfield’s Books - 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma

Benefit for Tiny Houses For Humanity
Saturday, July 85-8:30 PM

Gaia's Garden is hosting an exciting event with all the elements: a benefit for Tiny Houses For Humanity, an organization founded to provide affordable housing for the homeless. A formal, gourmet, vegan dinner and high-quality entertainment that is timely and funny. The Tiny Houses for Humanity Campaign is headed by homeless activist River King, and Jay Shafer, an internationally-acclaimed pioneer of the tiny house movement. Funds raised will go toward building economical, permanent housing for Sonoma County's local, displaced residents.
For more info, visit: www.facebook.com/events/1689327441362902/
Gaia’s Garden - 1899 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa

North Coast Coalition for Palestine 
Monday, July 10, 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, July 107-9:00 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

Community Action Coalition Public Meeting with Sheriff candidate, Jay Foxworthy
Tuesday, July 116-8:00 PM

Amidst our recall efforts, six individuals have announced their candidacy for the position of the next Sonoma County Sheriff. On July 11th we will host candidate Jay Foxworthy at the Peace and Justice Center for a community conversation. Our goal is to better understand how the candidates will hold themselves and their department accountable to the people of Sonoma County. Our questions will be pressing and focus on how the prospective sheriffs intend to protect and bring justice to our marginalized communities. For more information, please contact: https://www.facebook.com/actioncoalitionofsonomacounty
Peace and Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Avenue, Santa Rosa

Fukushima Response
Thursday, July 13, 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 823-9203 for more info. We welcome interested or curious newcomers.
Apple Box Cafe', 224 B Street, Petaluma

350 Sonoma Co. "Community Conversation" and monthly organizing meeting
Thursday, July 13, 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.

Petaluma Progressives Garage Sale
Saturday, July 15, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Help fund the Petaluma Progressive Festival by donating or purchasing good quality items at this extensive sale. 
The Progressive Festival is such an important event for our community and needs our support.  Drop off donated items or help set up on Friday afternoon.
To help with the set-up on Friday or the break-down on Saturday at 2:00, please call Steve Dyer at (707) 318-7548.
915 "D" St., Petaluma

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 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to reserve your place or to get on the waiting list for another day if you can't do it on July 16. Maximum 12 participants.
Peace and Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Avenue, Santa Rosa

Living Room Fundraiser
Sunday, July 162-4:30 PM

You are cordially invited to Annual Summer Event "Loving the Living Room," this year's event is in honor of Marlene Ballaine. Come enjoy Great Wine, Food by Ceres Community Project, Live Music by Le Hot Club Swing, an exciting Silent Auction and more, all in our beautiful gardens.
$100/person Purchase tickets online at livingroom.nonprofiteasy.net or by phone at (707)579-0138.
The Living Room - 1207 Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa

Occupy Sonoma County Earth Action Campaign Meeting
Monday, July 177-9:00 PM

Focus include​s​ climate change, ​climate justice​,​ GMOs,​ toxic chemicals and other ​Earth-related ​topics.
This ​campaign meets monthly on the 3rd Mondays​ (no meeting in August)​.​  Meet in person or call in from home.​
For more info: (707) 877-6650 or OccupySonomaCounty.org​.​
Peace and Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa​

Community Action Coalition Meeting
Tuesday, July 186-8:00 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, July 19, 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 Board Business Meeting
Thursday, July 206-8:00 PM

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

North Coast Coalition for Palestine 
Monday, July 24, 4:30 – 6:00 PM

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

Community Action Coalition Public Meeting with Sheriff candidate, John Mutz
Tuesday, July 256-8:00 PM

Amidst our recall efforts, six individuals have announced their candidacy for the position of the next Sonoma County Sheriff. On July 25th we will host candidate John Mutz at the Peace and Justice Center for a community conversation. Our goal is to better understand how the candidates will hold themselves and their department accountable to the people of Sonoma County. Our questions will be pressing and focus on how the prospective sheriffs intend to protect and bring justice to our marginalized communities. For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/events/311084676005177
Peace and Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Avenue, Santa Rosa

Peaceroots Alliance Family Summer of Love Festival 
Saturday, July 29, Noon – 9:00 PM

Join us for another gathering of family and friends to come together, rejuvenate our spirits, dance, eat and be with each other for a good cause. Bands set to play- “The Ambuya Band”, "Jethro Jeremiah Band", "The Farm Band". Silent auction and Quilt raffle. Food and drinks available. Advance Tickets $25.00 available at  www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2885577
Visit: peaceroots.org
Ives Park - 7400 Willow St., Sebastopol

Sonoma County Climate Change Activists Summit
Monday, July 316-9:00 PM

Organized by Occupy Sonoma County & Co-sponsored by 350Sonoma.
Potluck at 6:00, Go-round at 7:00 for climate change activist groups and individuals to network and get support for your campaigns. RSVP Appreciated. Free with no donation request.
Pay-What-You-Can Plant Sale and Free Seed Exchange (bring your extra seeds to share).
For more information contact OccupySonomaCounty.org or (707)877-6650.
Join the event on Facebook at www.facebook.com/events/1941812422719397.
Peace & Justice Center - 467 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa 

SAVE THE DATES

Nuclear Remembrance Day
Sunday, August 6, 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Peace Crane Project, a Project of the Peace and Justice Center, commemorates the72nd anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. For more info visit: socopeacecrane.org
Putnam Plaza, Downtown Petaluma

Petaluma Progressive Festival
Sunday, August 6, Noon – 5:00 PM

Featuring the Mime Troop, multicultural dance and music, food, and lots of organizations tabling.  Come mingle with your community. http://progressivefestival.org
Walnut Park - Petaluma

Peace & Justice Center's 2nd Annual Concert in the Hub
Saturday, September 9, time TBA

Free Concert for the community!
La Plaza Park, Cotati

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

Community Action Coalition's Recall the Sheriff petition signing  
Wednesdays, 5:00-8:30 PM
The Community Action Coalition's campaign to remove Steve Freitas from office will be present at the Santa Rosa Wednesday Night Market every week throughout the summer for the purpose of accumulating signatures for the recall petition.
The Free Speech Zone, 4th and B Streets, Santa Rosa

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.

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

Santa Rosa Food not Bombs, Weekly Hot Veggie Food Sharing
Sundays, (ongoing) 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Food Not Bombs collects food that would otherwise be thrown away, prepares hot vegetarian (mostly vegan) meals, and shares these meals, and the surplus groceries, with anybody who is hungry or needs food. No questions asked, no requirements to meet. We need your help to prepare and share food every Sunday. Come down to a serving and find out how to get involved.
Prince Gateway Park, corner of Sonoma Ave. & Santa Rosa 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!

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