Other Localish Events

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Families of Color, Monterey County (FOCMC) will hold their monthly gathering on August 8 from 6-8 pm at the Marina Library.

This month’s topic is gender identity and kids. FOCMC is a grassroots collective of self-identified families of color (BIPOC, transracial adoptive families, caregivers, grandparents, etc.) for whom race, culture, and ethnicity are central to child-rearing and identity. “We get together with other families that look like ours to hang out and watch our kids play together.”

Families are encouraged, if they are able, to bring something to share potluck-style.

August 8,
6-8 pm
Marina Library
KQED Television will air the film, Two Towns of Jasper  on Aug 14 at 10 pm. In 1998 in Jasper, Texas, James Byrd, Jr., a black man, was chained to a pick-up truck and dragged to his death by three white men. The town was forever altered, and the nation re -awoke to the horror of a modern-day lynching. In Two Towns Of Jasper, two film crews, one black and one white, set out to document the aftermath of the murder by following the subsequent trials of the local men charged with the crime. The result is an explicit and troubling portrait of race in America, one that asks how and why a crime like this could have occurred August 14, 10:00 pm




The Democratic Women of Monterey County are sponsoring a forum entitled Advocating for Immigrant Women in Monterey County on Thursday, Aug. 24 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Hartnell College, Steinbeck Hall.

Claudia Melendez Salinas (The Monterey Herald) will moderate the panel. Joining her will be Bronwyn Moreno, director of Student Affairs and Special Programs at Hartnell College; Blanca Zarazua, Immigration Attorney and Honorary Consul to Mexico; Adele Negro, Court and Community Interpreter; and Elizabeth Zepeda, Outreach Coordinator for the UFW.

The event is free of charge but pre-registration is requested.https://www.eventbrite.com/e/advocating-for-immigrant-women-in-monterey-county-tickets-36257634561

Aug. 24, 6:30-8:30 pm


Hartnell College, Steinbeck Hall


Dolores Huerta to speak in Watsonville on Friday, Aug 25 at 7pm at the Springfield Grange.

The Watsonville Film Festival is proud to host a regional premiere of the documentary film DOLORES and host a Q&A with legendary organizer & activitst DOLORES HUERTA, who will be in attendance.

The film, directed by Peter Bratt, follows Dolores Huerta, one of the most important activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with César Chávez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chávez, and later become one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the fight to this day, at 87.


Aug 25, 7:00 pm Springfield Grange
Combined Destinies – part of The Big Read Sept. 20
The National Steinbeck Center
1 Main St, Salinas, California 93901
Ann Braden Anti-Racist Training Program – Details and Registration February-March 2018 San Francisco


831 Community Involvement Calendar

Monterey Peace and Justice Center Calendar