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Attend the 5th Annual Ciclovia Salinas

Ciclovia Salinas is a FREE, one day, open street event that temporarily transforms 1.5 miles of Alisal Street into a space for recreational activity, music, art, health resources, and more. Ciclovía began in 1976 in Bogotá, Colombia and has since spread worldwide. What is unique about Ciclovía Salinas is that it is entirely youth-led, and aims to promote health and physical activity, but also change the narrative surrounding Salinas, unite Salinas, stimulate the local economy, and develop leadership skills in youth. This year, the event will again host a FREE 5K Fun Run! Ciclovia will be closed to cars, but will be open to pedestrians, bikes, families,dancers, and more. 

For more information, contact CicloviaSalinasActivities@gmail.com

October 15
Alisal Street,  Salinas
Bookshop Santa Cruz and Allterra Solar welcome Ali Noorani to discuss his new book, There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American ImmigrationThis is a free  event.   Please RSVP on Eventbrite to the free event. 

Ali Noorani is the Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, an advocacy organization promoting the value of immigrants and immigration.

Thursday, October 19th at 7 pm

Allterra Solar, at 207 McPherson St., Santa Cruz, CA.

On   the Louden Nelson Community Center,  the Democratic Women’s Club of Santa Cruz will host a discussion on the Rights of Farmworkers. Ann López, executive director of the Center for Farmworker Families, will join Senator Bill Monning for this free presentation.  Rep. Jimmy Panetta will speak immediately afterward. Saturday October 21
9:45 – 12:30 
 Louden Nelson Community Center
301 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
UCSC’s Practical Activism Conference will take place  at College 9 and 10 on the UCSC Campus.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Zahra Billou. She is a civil rights attorney, and the Executive Director of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of

the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), an organization that works to uphold civil rights of American Muslims, foster a better

understanding of the Islamic faith and its followers, serving the nearly 250,000 Muslims in nine Bay Area counties. Zahra also provides direct legal services

for victims of law enforcement targeting and Islamophobia, individuals facing anti-Muslim discrimination, works on community development and empowerment,

and works with the media to provide an American Muslim voice.

Oct. 21
College 9 and 10 on the UCSC Campus
 http://haasinstitute.berkeley.edu/kerner50 February-March 2018


Ann Braden Anti-Racist Training Program – Details and Registration February-March 2018 San Francisco


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Monterey Peace and Justice Center Calendar