Calendar beginning Nov. 4

The Force, screening at noon on November 11, follows the Oakland police department as it struggles to confront federal demands for reform. The film gives a behind the scenes view of the world of police and community relations. See below.

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Saturday, November 4, 5:00-7:00 pm, the updated location is Studio 65 – 2965 N Maroa in Fresno (just south of Shields) Central Valley Political Action Committee (CVPPAC) Annual Fundraiser – Young Voices for Justice Featuring Betty Yee, California State Controller, Young Central Valley organizers to speak on mobilizing youth in Fresno. Special guest speakers are Sophia Bautista, organizer of the Defend DACA March, Alesia Rodriquez, organizer of the Rally Against Hate, Zoyer Zyndel, chair of local chapter of Trans E Motion, and Sarah Hayes, founder of Fresno Black Young Democrats. Drinks and refreshments provided, musical guest, harpist, Laura Porter. Free to CVPPAC members, $25 for others. All are invited.

Saturday, November 4, 7:30 pm, Fresno State, Woods Theatre, Final performance of the play Native Son, Suffocating in rat-infested poverty on the South Side of Chicago in the 1930s, 20-year-old Bigger Thomas struggles to find a place for himself in a world whose prejudice has shut him out. Adapted by Nambi Kelley. Ticket information

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Thursday, November 9, 6:00 pm, University of California Fresno Center, Inyo/Kern Room, 550 E Shaw, The public is invited to a Workshop on implementation of the Community Air Protection Program which is mandated by AB 617, passed by the California Legislature this summer. The bill calls for – Community-led monitoring networks – Pollution reduction plans for overburdened communities – Installation of pollution control equipment at large industrial facilities – Increased penalties for air pollution violations.


Saturday, November 11, 12:00 noon (80 minutes), Tower Theater, 815 E Olive Ave, Fresno Filmworks Film Festival presentation, The Force, follows the Oakland police department as it struggles to confront federal demands for reform. The film gives a behind the scenes view of the world of police and community relations in the aftermath of events like the Ferguson unrest. As the Oakland police department deals with public distrust and an internal scandal, the film pulls back the curtain on one of the most complicated and relevant issues facing our society. Peace Fresno is sponsoring along with the Community Alliance newspaper. Peace Fresno has 6 tickets at the discount price of $5, general admission is $10 and student/senior price is $8. Order your ticket now. Email camille.russell Subject: The Force tickets. Include your phone number.


Saturday, November 11, 5:30 pm, Tower Theater, 815 E Olive Ave, As part of the Fresno Filmworks Festival the Center for Nonviolence is sponsoring the film In Syria, winner of the Panorama Audience Award at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival. “In Syria” provides an acute and honest portrayal of the reality of war, the nature of humanity and the struggle for survival. English subtitles. Tickets and info about the Festival


Tuesday, November 14, 6:30 pm, Peace Fresno Meeting, Fresno Center for Nonviolence. 1584 N Van Ness Ave, Fresno. All are invited. With more active members Peace Fresno could be more effective!


Saturday, November 18, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Big Red Church, 2131 N Van Ness Blvd, Dr. Jim Kratzer’s Health Care House Party, Support Guaranteed Health Care, Learn About Single Payer. Special Guests: State Assembly Member Dr. Joaquin Arambula, California Physicians Alliance Executive Director, William Yturri Skeen, Congressional Candidates: Andrew Janz and T.J Cox (As of October 20) all local area state and federal candidates and incumbents have been invited to this non-partisan event. Music by Jemmy Bluestein. A no obligation fundraiser for California Physicians Alliance. RSVP info or 213-482-0256

Tuesday, November 21, 11:30 am Carpenter’s Union Hall, 1361 North Hulbert Avenue, Fresno, Central Valley Partnership Meeting, Central Valley Partnership is a coalition of organizations dedicated to restoring regional government to the purpose of operating in the public interest. We want our elected officials to be dedicated to pragmatic economic growth along with social, economic and environmental justice. We seek to raise the level of civic engagement in Central Valley, and mobilize the community toward improving the quality of life in our region.  All are invited. Dan O’Connell agrariandemocracy 559-967-1940

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Link to the October 14, 2017 Fresno speech by Ann Wright, retired US Army colonel, US Department of State diplomat, current peace activist, Ann speaks about this maddening, critical time and the need to work together to bring about positive change.

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