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Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County EVENTS to BE Involved

Get involved! Stay Involved!

See the list of ongoing events at the bottom of this page.

 

Wednesday, November 30, 7-9:00 PM
This Won't Happen Here! No Registries! No Stigmatizing!

Meeting #2 - Last week more than 50 of us gave our input on a statement to go to local governments and law enforcement telling them to say "No!" to some of the Trump/Pence agenda. We're meeting as a full group on Wednesday to finalize that statement and sign up to take it to groups around the county for buy-in. There are now more than 100 organizations on our list to approach. We need your help talking with these organizations. Please join us to help. This is a prelude to the work to create sanctuary cities and a sanctuary county.

www.facebook.com/events/1728097777509648/

Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County - 467 Sebastopol Ave, Santa Rosa

 

Peace & Justice Center Board Business Meeting

Thursday, December 1, 6-8:00 PM, Potluck at 5:30 PM

Open to the public. (707) 575-8902

Peace & Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa

 

Sonoma Co. Americans for Safe Access Meeting 
Thursday December 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. 

Arlene Francis Center, 99 West 6th Street, Santa Rosa

Healdsburg Peace Project Vigil
Thursday, December 1, 6 – 7:00 PM

This coming week, the Healdsburg Peace Project will dedicate it’s weekly Peace Vigil to the Water Protectors and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. For some more info about the campaign, check out this website:  http://standwithstandingrock.net.  Thanks to everyone who has maintained our unbroken vigil - every week now since Sept 25, 2002!

Please come join us along the west edge of the Healdsburg Plaza.

Planing meeting for Jan 21 People's March and Rally
Thursday, December 1, 7:00 PM

We are planing an all inclusive march to bring our community together in solidarity to support each other and all our issues in the face of the presumptive new administration. Watch for more information on this and other marches that weekend, both locally and areawide.

For more info: (707)829-1928 or (707)280-9259

Call for exact location in Sebastopol near Andy’s Market

World AIDS Day
Thursday, December 1

You are invited to join in the fun and dine out at one of your favorite restaurants. Eighty Sonoma County restaurants will donate 25 or 50 percent of their sales to Food For Thought that day, which happens to also be World AIDS Day.  The event's slogan is "Dine Out. Fight AIDS."  
For more info: 
http://fftfoodbank.org/sonoma-county-loves-dining-out-life

 

Cannabis Community Workshop

Friday, December 2, 5:30 –7:30 PM

This meeting will serve to answer questions on the Board of Supervisors Staff report, and proposed ordinances and policies.

http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/CAO/Cannabis/Calendar/ 
Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa

Peace Press Editorial Collective 
Friday, December 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 Ave., Santa Rosa

Metta Center's Hope Tank - Meditation & Group Discussion
Saturday, December 3

8:30-9 AM meditation

9-11:00 AM vegetarian potluck breakfast & discussion about non-violence

Call to RSVP and get directions at (707) 774-6299 or email info@mettacenter.org

 

Petaluma Vigil
Saturday, December 3, 1 - 3:00 PM

Hate is not a Petaluma value. Please join us on the corner with a sign in support of diversity, love and solidarity in our community.

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1203368563083708/ 

Petaluma Blvd N and Washington, Petaluma

 

350 Sonoma County, Divestment Meeting
Monday, December 5,  7:00 – 9:00 PM

We are working on divestment from fossil fuels, regenerative agriculture, climate change awareness & ending fracking. We hope you will become active in one of these campaigns. New folks are welcome to join us and learn about our organization and participate in upcoming events.

For location, email divest.calstrs@gmail.com

 

Public Meeting: Getting Active!
Monday, December 5, 7-9:00 PM

The Peace & Justice Center has been receiving calls, emails and visitors wanting to know how to get active. 

We will have a brief discussion with the intention of coming up with and action plan.

Call for information (707) 575-8902

Peace and Justice Center - 467 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa

 

Petaluma Progressives Meeting
Tuesday, December 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. For more info: (707)763-8134

Petaluma Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma

 

Santa Rosa Food not Bombs
Wednesday, December 7, 6:30PM

New Members Meeting

Arlene Francis Center, 99 West 6th Street, Santa Rosa

Fukushima Response 
Thursday, December 8, 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. Our public informational events and citizen monitoring program seek to "Make the Invisible Visible" We are currently celebrating the planed closure of Diablo Canyon, California's last commercial nuke. Come early and enjoy a treat to support our host. See fukushimaresponse.org  or call (707)823-9203 for more info.

Coffee Catz, 6761 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol

 

Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Conversation (Local & Standing Rock)
Thursday, December 8, 6:30- 8:30 PM 

350 Sonoma’s "Community Conversations" series will focus on fossil fuel infrastructure, both locally and at Standing Rock. We will also hold a space for people to share concerns about the climate future under the new presidential administration.

First United Methodist Church - 1551 Montgomery Dr, Santa Rosa 

 

350 Sonoma County
Thursday, December 8, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

We are working on divestment from fossil fuels, regenerative agriculture, climate change awareness & ending fracking. We hope you will become active in one of these campaigns. New folks are welcome to join us and learn about our organization and participate in upcoming events. It will take ALL our political will to END use of fossil fuels and accelerate the transition to clean, renewable energy!

For location, email 350sonomacounty@gmail.com or see https://www.facebook.com/350Sonoma/events

 

Film Night

Thursday, December 8, 7:00 PM

New documentary, Before the Flood, a climate film by Leonardo diCaprio and Fisher Stevens and executive produced by Martin Scorsese. The film looks at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet. Donations accepted.

Peace and Justice Center - 467 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa

 

Trash the TPP
Saturday, December 10, 10 AM - Noon

Trash the TPP meets to push back against the Trans Pacific Partnership, a "trade" deal that threatens our welfare, the environment and our democracy. More info: meetup.com/Trash_the_TPP/

Peace and Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Avenue, Santa Rosa

 

Sonoma County Taxes for Peace
Sunday, December 11, 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

 

North Coast Coalition for Palestine 
Monday, December 12, 4:30 – 6:00 PM

Meeting to organize around the struggle for Palestine. nccpal.org

Peace and Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Avenue, Santa Rosa

 

Interfaith Prayer Vigil for the Healing of Our Nation
Monday, December 12, 6:30 PM

We have all been affected by this past year’s presidential campaign and elections of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church is hosting an interfaith Prayer vigil. All are welcome as we pray for reconciliation within our nation and healing in our lives.

For more info: www.stpatrickskenwood.org/events/

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church - 9000 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood

 

Veterans for Peace monthly meeting
Monday, December 12, 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  VFPChapter71@gmail.com

Santa Rosa Vets Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa

 

KBBF Board Meeting 
Saturday, December 17, 10:00 AM

The Board of Directors of the Bilingual Broadcasting Foundation is hosting its monthly board meeting. The General Public is welcome.

For more info: (707) 545-8833 or info@kbbf-fm.org

KBBF - 1700 Corby Ave. Ste. B, Santa Rosa

 

Jewish Voice for Peace
Sunday, December 18, 3:00 PM

Monthly Meeting of Jewish Voice for Peace North Bay Chapter.  Currently we are working on organizing discussions about Palestine/Israel with local synagogues and other jewish organizations. Please contact Lois Pearlman, lois5@sonic.net for more information.

Apple Box Café, 224 B Street, Petaluma

 

Green Party of Sonoma County
Monday, December 19, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

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, 99 West 6th Street, Santa Rosa

 

ACLU board meeting
Tuesday, December 20, 7:00 PM

The public is welcome to attend.  If you are willing to give some of your time to help preserve civil liberties and make your local chapter strong, volunteer!  For more info: (707)765-5005  

Peace & Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa

 

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

Wednesday, December 21, 1:00 PM

Mission: to bring women into full participation in American society. Monthly meeting on feminist issues and goals. For more info visit: soconow.webs.com or call (707)545-5036 or email sonomacountynow@yahoo.com

Round Table Pizza 1791 Marlow Rd, Santa Rosa

 

North Coast Coalition for Palestine 
Monday, December 26, 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, December 26, 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. Meetings take place on the fourth Monday of each month.

For more info: gofinniego@gmail.com

KBBF - 1700 Corby Ave. Ste. B, Santa Rosa

 

NAACP Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, December 27, 6:00 PM

The Santa Rosa-Sonoma County NAACP is committed to equality and justice for all. Meeting is open to the public.

All are welcome. For more info: www.santarosanaacp.org

Steele Lane Community Center, 415 Steele Lane, RM6, Santa Rosa

Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Birthday Celebration
Sunday, January 15, 7-8:30 PM

A Community event to celebrate the legacy of a man of peace and justice. Free event!

Santa rosa High School Auditorium - 1235 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa

A Day On Not A Day Off
Monday, January 16

Call for details: (707)546-0744

Community Baptist Church - 1620 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa

 

Occupy Sonoma County Earth Action Campaign Meeting
Monday, January 16, 7-9:00 PM 

Formerly known as the GMO Campaign meeting with an expanded focus to include climate change, Standing Rock, 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

 

Sonoma County Stands Together for Women
Saturday, January 21, Noon

We will unite in front of City Hall for a non-violent rally in support of the Women’s March on Washington. We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families -- recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country. All are welcome and wanted: women, men, girls and boys.

For those unable to attend in the march in DC, please join us to stand in unity. This is an INCLUSIVE rally giving us the opportunity to stand peacefully together for love, respect, and inclusion. HEAR OUR VOICES! For more info: www.facebook.com/events/1749972928661468/

Santa Rosa City Hall, 100 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa'

 

Occupy Sonoma County Presents: Understanding the Conflict in Palestine/Israel
Monday, January 30, 7-9:00 PM

Teach-in with North Coast Coalition For Palestine - A personal narrative of loss of human rights in Palestine/Israel and what the U.S. media won't tell you about the ongoing conflict and U.S. complicity.  Learn about the implications of Islamophobia in this struggle. Donation Requested.

For more info: (707) 877-6650 or http://OccupySonomaCounty.org/.

Peace and 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 Ave. & College Ave. 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 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!