[UPDATED] The new year begins with many opportunities to get involved in the social justice community. Here is a list of events, which may be updated from time to time. Disclaimer: the COG Social Justice Committee does not endorse any events listed in this blog, but we provide this information as a service to the community.
1/7/2017 (Saturday) 2:00pm – American Civil Liberties Union, Marin Chapter. Annual meeting will feature a report from the Marin County Chapter Board on the work that is being done to advance civil liberties in Marin County. Unitarian Universalist Church, 240 Channing Way, San Rafael, CA. RSVP is required. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
1/8/2017 (Sunday) – Dealing with Hate Crimes: Ardantane’s Kerr Cuhulain will offer a class on dealing with hate crimes. For more information go to http://wildhunt.org/2016/11/ardantane-and-kerry-cuhulain-present-dealing-with-hate-crimes.html or register for the class at https://www.ardantane.org/courses/
1/8/2017 (Sunday) 4:00 – 6:00pm – Mill Valley Community Action Network Mobilization Meeting. Welcome orientation for new members, Action Team work sessions and planning for the BIG MARCH IN SF on Saturday, 1/21/2017 at 4:00pm in San Francisco. This will coordinate with events all over the country in response to the Trump inauguration. This will be an all-Marin event.
1/12/2017 (Thursday) – Marin County Human Rights Commission, 4:00 – 6:00pm -2017 MLK Jr Humanitarian Awards Ceremony & Reception With the Support of the Marin Board of Supervisors and Marin Community Foundation. Board of Supervisors’ Chambers, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Suite 329
San Rafael, CA 94903. Please RSVP to Chris Shaw at email@example.com or 415.473.6189
1/14/2017 (Saturday) – ¡VIVA FIDEL! The Struggle Continues/La Lucha Continúa-Celebrate the life of Fidel and the Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity. $10 general entrance (no one turned away for lack of funds), Door opens at 6:30pm, program starts at 7:00pm. For more information go to firstname.lastname@example.org La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705.
1/15/12017 (Sunday) 2:00 – 4:00pm – Health Care for All Marin – Time to Organize and Activate Protect and Improve Healthcare. Book Passage Gallery Space, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA.
1/16/17 (Monday) – “AIDS is a Civil Rights Issue” march commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 9:00am. HIV/AIDS awareness and testing events. Meet at 1700 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90062.
1/16/2017 (Monday) 9:00am – Marin City MLK Day Celebration begins with the Call to Action March at St. Andrew Presbyterian (101 Donahue Street, Sausalito, CA 94965). For more information go to:
1/18/2017 (Wednesday) 7:00-8:00pm – Marin Organizing Committee – Stable Families, Stable Neighborhoods: Taking Action for Immigrant Rights and Renter Protections. St. Raphael Catholic Church – Gymnasium, 1104 5th Street, San Rafael, CA 94901. For more information go to: Director@marinifc.org
[NEW] Interfaith Power & Light: In order to show that faith communities are committed to protecting Creation, Interfaith Power & Light is working with the People’s Climate Movement, Franciscan Action Network, GreenFaith, and others to organize 100 vigils in the first 100 hours of the new administration. For more information go to http://www.interfaithpowerandlight.org/
1/20/2017 (Friday) Time TBD – Bridge Together Golden Gate, San Francisco, Peaceful demonstration on Inauguration Day. For more information go to Bridge Together Golden Gate in facebook.com/groups
1/21/2017 (Saturday) 10:00am-5:00pm – Women’s March on Washington, D.C. 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. Lincoln Memorial. For more information go to Women’s March in facebook.com/events
1/21/2017 (Saturday) – Women’s March Los Angeles – meeting 9:00am, march begins at 10:00am sharp. Pershing Square. For more information go to: https://womensmarchla.org/
1/21/2017 (Saturday) – Women’s March Oakland, 10:00am – 3:00pm. Meet at Madison Park at 10:00am. For more information go to facebook.com/womensmarchbayarea
1/21/2017 (Saturday) – Women’s March Bay Area – The Women’s March is a national movement to unify and empower everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties and social justice. Rally 4-6pm, March 6-9pm. Starting at Civic Center, ending at Justin Herman Plaza. For more information go to: womensmarchbayarea.org
1/23/2017 (Monday) – Conference on Current Pagan Studies at Claremont, CA. Keynote address “Social Justice from a Pagan Perspective” presented by Gus diZerega. For more information go to http://dizerega.com/2016/02/04/social-justice-from-a-pagan-perspective/