Progressive Activist Calendar, Mid-October 2018

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Vintage photo taken by Henry Miller

Vintage photo was taken by Henry Miller

The following Progressive Calendar is based on Doug Porter’s weekly calendar at San Diego Free Press. It has been edited and shortened to include only City of San Diego events and exclude out-of-date events.

October 16

Let’s Taco ‘Bout it—ballot party

"VOTE" buttonTuesday, October 16, 6pm
4035 University Avenue
For More Information (RSVP)
Hosted by Mid-City CAN (Community Advocacy Network) and San Diego Organizing Project

If you are registered to vote in City Heights, join us for a fun, educational, and savory night to learn about the November 6 general election ballot accompanied by free tacos!

Homelessness Forum

Tuesday, October 16, 5:30pm
Joyce Beers Community Center
3900 Vermont Street (Hillcrest)
For More Information
Hosted by Councilmember Chris Ward

Our office has heard a number of concerns from your neighbors about homelessness and crime in the Hillcrest and Greater Uptown area. To address these concerns, Councilmember Ward is hosting a forum in your neighborhood this month. Councilmember Ward will be joined by Scott Wahl, Captain of the new Neighborhood Policing Unit at San Diego Police Department, and Keely Halsey, Mayor Faulconer’s Chief of Homelessness Strategies and Housing Liaison.

This is an opportunity to engage directly with your elected official and representatives from SDPD and the Mayor’s office to discuss related issues that are affecting the Hillcrest and Greater Uptown area as well as the City as a whole.

ACLU NextGen “Speed Voting” Event

"VOTE" buttonTuesday, October 16, 6pm
5th Avenue Kitchen and Tap
3515 Fifth Avenue (Hillcrest)
For More Information (RSVP)
Hosted by ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties

The election is upon us and fast approaching! ACLU Next Gen is thrilled to invite you to an event to learn more about some of the key local initiatives on the ballot. Please join us for our election focused evening with a format inspired by “speed dating”!

Enjoy happy hour at 5th Avenue Kitchen and Tap while learning from ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties board members, who will give quick, interactive presentations on key initiatives that have an impact on our county, our rights, and our local government. Also, hear from ACLU Organizing Precinct Captains and staff about important measures that the ACLU has taken a stance on.

*Please note our programming starts promptly at 6:30pm. Make sure to arrive early to order and take your seat to soak in all the important info!

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October 18

Texting for Sunday Gover

"VOTE" buttonThursday, October 18, 5pm
8340 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard
For More Information
Hosted by San Diego County Young Democrats

Join your favorite young progressives to help get Sunday Gover elected to the Assembly! We’ll be texting other young people in the district to make sure they vote in November. ?

Please bring your laptop and a charger! We’ll provide training and dinner.

Address is Sunday Gover Campaign HQ – 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Suite 110. It’s fine if you have to have to come a little after 5, we know we’re all getting off work/out of class at that hour.

Prop 10 Phone Bank & Food Party

"VOTE" buttonThursday, October 18, 5pm
UCSD Raza Resource Centro
9500 Gilman Drive
For More Information
Hosted by Associated Students of UCSD Office of External Affairs

We will be phone banking to inform voters about Prop 10, a proposition which would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act that denied local governments the right to institute rent control. Please arrive at 5PM as we will start with an informational presentation to prepare folks for the phone banking portion.

There will be FREE FOOD! Shoutout to the UCSD Food Co-op for catering!!

October 19

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YES on 10 Overpass Light Brigade

Friday, October 19, 6pm
Nobel Drive at I-5 Overpass
For More Information
Hosted by San Diego Housing Emergency Alliance

Help Light Up a busy Freeway Overpass with #YesOn10!

It’s easy and fun — we will be on a different overpass each week through November 5th, the night before Election Day.

October 20

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Ballot Measures 2018 Pro & Con

Saturday, October 20, 1pm
Point Loma Branch Library
3701 Voltaire Street
For More Information (RSVP)
Hosted by League of Women Voters of San Diego

Confused about the Midterm ballot measures? Come hear our Prop Talks, where we review the ballot propositions and take your questions. Always nonpartisan; only the facts. Bring your ballots and take notes!

SURJ SD: White People for Racial Justice 101

Saturday, October 20, 8am
Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans
4089 Fairmont Avenue (City Heights)
For More Information (RSVP)
Hosted by Showing Up for Racial Justice – SURJ San Diego

Join us for an interactive workshop where we will discuss the basics of white supremacy, privilege, and fragility. We will also go over practical tools for unlearning your own biases, identifying everyday racism and taking action to fight for racial equality. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

7:30 am – Check-in and light breakfast
8:00 am – 3:00 pm – Workshop

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos

Saturday, October 20, 1pm
Jacobs Center’s Arts Park @ Chollas Creek
5010 Market Street
For More Information

A Dia de los Muertos event with Artist-In-Residence Macedonio Arteaga and cultural group Izcalli sharing how this ancient Mexican philosophy of honoring the dead celebrates life.

Attendees will hear “Day of the Dead” stories, while creating take-home masks, sugar skulls and papel picado (traditional paper cut-out banners) – surrounded by the colorful backdrop of work from local and nationally known street artists at the Arts Park.

Arteaga is one of two new artists-in-residence for the Jacobs Center, advocating for community engagement through the arts. He is the co-founder, writer, teacher and artistic director of Teatro Izcalli, a San Diego-based Chicana/o comedy troupe. Izcalli transforms the lives of Chicana/o and indigenous communities by promoting cultural consciousness through the arts, education and community dialogue.

October 21

Rock the Vote San Diego

"VOTE" buttonSunday, October 21, 2pm
Worldbeat Community Center
2100 Park Boulevard (Balboa Park)
For More Information

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, is the most important Mid-Term Election of our lifetime. The future of our country is on the ballot.

Join us at 2pm for a community-wide healing circle. Let’s share and uplift each other. Speakers will follow and the schedule will be provided as we get closer to our event. Mark your calendars to bring your teenagers, friends and family.

Entertainment will follow. Free Concert – Voter Registration Drive – Party with a Purpose. Share with 16 to 29 year-olds

October 22

O22/October 22nd Nat’l Day of Protest Against Police Terror

Monday, October 22, 5:30pm
City Heights/Weingart Library and Performance Annex
3975 Fairmount Avenue
For More Information
Hosted by United Against Police Terror – San Diego and 2 others

Join us as we mobilize for the 22th Annual October 22; National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation.

October 22nd is a day that people around the nation have mobilized every year since 1996 for a National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. It is crucial that we bring forward a powerful National Day of Protest in cities and towns across the U.S. to challenge the ongoing violence against the people. This October 22nd, stand with thousands across the country to express our collective outrage, creativity, and resistance in response to the crimes of this system.

4pm Set up and poster making
4:30pm, KYR’s and information distribution
5:30pm Opening Blessing from Tlayolohtli
Rally at City Heights Performance Annex, Speakers and Performance Artists
Candlelight March then have an OLB Action on the I-15 Overpass

Endorsement meeting – Persist Resist Vote.

"VOTE" buttonMonday, October 22, 7pm
Elijah’s Restaurant
7061 Clairmont Mesa Boulevard
For More Information
Hosted by Democratic Woman’s Club of San Diego County

These are the races we will be considering (or reconsidering) for endorsement on October 22.

Congressional Representative- District 49: Mike Levin
Carlsbad – City Council District 1 – Linda Breen, Barbara Hamilton
State Assembly – District 78: Todd Gloria, District 80: Lorena Gonzalez
Vista – City Council District 1: Corinna Contreras, City Council District 4: Tazheen Nizam
San Diego – City Council District 2: Jennifer H. Campbell MD

Let’s all try to keep our chins up during this really difficult time. Plow through to November by volunteering for candidates to make sure that the Blue Wave is not just a wave but a fricking tsunami. Let’s use our hurt and anger to motivate us to work harder. We need all hands on deck now. We have absolutely no choice.

Call to Action if Trump Fires Mueller
March for Truth—an organization that is working with dozens of advocacy groups to organize rapid response protests has partnered with, Public Citizen, Indivisible and many others to prepare emergency ‘Nobody is Above the Law‘ rallies that will happen directly following the firing of the special counsel should it occur. There are already events in 800+ cities and communities scheduled across the country—more than 300,000 people are prepared to take to the streets.

By firing Mueller or Rosenstein, the president would trigger a full-fledged constitutional crisis by asserting that he is above the law. The hours following the firing will determine whether he is proved right.

Local Rallies Starting Today at 5pm & Continuing Daily Thereafter
Bring Pots and Pans – Make Noise

Call to Action if Trump Fires Mueller
US District Court Southern District of California
330 West Broadway (Downtown)

Nobody is Above the Law Rally
Westfield North County Mall (Escondido)

Nobody is Above the Law Rally
Collier Park (Ramona)

Nobody is Above the Law Rally
Carlsbad Premium Outlet Mall

Other Stuff to Do

Join the ACLU’s People Power: People Power is, at its core, a grassroots member-mobilization project. Through People Power, the ACLU will engage volunteers across the country to take action when Trump or his administration attempt to enact unconstitutional policies or trample on people’s constitutional rights. By mobilizing in defense of our civil liberties, volunteers will build local communities that affirm our American values of respect, equality, and solidarity.

Sign Up for Indivisible. All the cool kids are doing it. (Really!)

San Diego Democratic Party Calendar Includes business meetings, chartered club meetings, voter registration events, election information, holidays, and other events of interest to Democrats.


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