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UPCOMING EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 13, 2017:
CLIMATE REALITY PROJECT
6:45 PM – 8:30 PM

Join locally-based climate reality leader Gary White for a timely and riveting discussion on Climate Change.

Gary White, who was trained by former Vice President Al Gore, incorporates material from the award winning film, “The Inconvenient Truth,” to discuss three questions about climate change.

Do we have to change? Can we change? Do we have the will to change?

This presentation will include current data on climate change, visuals of extreme climate events, and materials on renewable energy.

Recent Events

Nov. 18, 2017:  Transformative Storytelling Community Workshop

Nov. 1, 2017: AN INSIDE LOOK AT POVERTY & INCARCERATION

From money for bail, to basic needs while in jail, to lack of training or therapy for reintegration, the broken criminal system perpetuates a cycle of poverty and imprisonment. And we all pay for it. What is happening in our counties and how can you be an effective advocate for change?

Brian Matthews, one of California’s leading, veteran public defenders, has been fighting for his clients, for reform, and for social justice for decades. (Twitter: @BrianJMatthews)

Sajid Khan and Avi Singh are colleagues and friends who launched Aider and Abettor. These public defenders and podcast addicts discuss criminal law, society, and justice. (Twitter: @aiderandabettor)

Past Events

June 26:  Gun Reform Town Hall. Discuss and learn about gun reform and commercial gun theft with the Brady Campaign. 

June 6:  CAIR and IRC discuss hate crimes, immigration, the refugee status and process in the US and CA, and Muslims in America

May 15: Working America on how to get involved in canvassing in red and purple districts, specifically CA-10 and CA-21. A legislative advocate from Committee for Green Foothills lead an environmental advocacy training

April 17: NRDC and The Sierra Club on greenhouse emissions, California’s water problems and solutions, and why California may be the beacon of hope in an administration hostile to environmental protection

March 27: ELECTION INTEGRITY with Brent Turner of CAVO, Pedro Hernandez of FairVote, and Erik Johnson of We the People

March 7: Shahid Buttar of the Electronic Frontier Foundation: Electronic Surveillance, Law Enforcement and Your Digital Privacy

See Calendar for full list of events.