November 18: Breaking the Binary

A Community Workshop on Transgender
and Gender Non Binary Inclusivity

Saturday, November 18 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Resource Center for Nonviolence | 612 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz
Free with light refreshments

Please join the GLBT Alliance and an array of other sponsors for an exciting and empowering community workshop to teach us more about people whose experience of gender differs from societal norms.

Attendees of BREAKING THE BINARY will gain a better understanding of transgender and gender non-binary identities and will learn new ways of being active allies. Hear from expert trainers including Dr. Jennifer Hastings from Planned Parenthood’s Transgender Health Program, as well as a panel of experienced transgender and non binary speakers with incredibly touching and informative stories to tell.

The event’s primary sponsors are the People’s Democratic Club of Santa Cruz County, the GLBT Alliance of Santa Cruz County and the UCSC Cantu Queer Center. Co-Sponsors include the Santa Cruz County Democratic Party, the Democratic Women’s Club, the North Santa Cruz County Democratic Club, the Diversity Center, the Resource Center for Nonviolence and the Women’s March of Santa Cruz County.

November 11: Standing Up to Trump’s Environmental Agenda

California Secretary of Natural Resources John Laird
& Assemblymember Mark Stone

Saturday, November 11
Doors open at 10 a.m. | Program starts at 10:30 a.m.
United Methodist Church | 250 California St., Santa Cruz

Free with light refreshments

Assemblymember Mark Stone

Secretary John Laird

It’s clear we are going to increasingly depend upon the State of California to provide its residents with whatever protection the State can against the predations of our President and the federal government. Along with several other social justice and economic issues, the environment is of particular concern when it comes to the effects of the Trump attempt to roll back critically important environmental protections.

On Saturday, November 1, the Democratic Women’s Club of Santa Cruz County will present a program about the State of California’s response to the environmental disaster being caused by the Trump Administration and its supporters in Congress.

California’s Secretary of the Natural Resources John Laird, a former mayor of Santa Cruz and State Assemblymember, will discuss Governor Jerry Brown’s response to the federal administration’s attack on environmental regulation related to climate change, clean air and water, endangered species, and marine sanctuary and national monument designations. Assemblymember Mark Stone will discuss legislative action being taken and contemplated by the Legislature to counter the destructive actions on the part of Trump and his allies.

These are both gifted public speakers who have the information necessary for a little optimism in the face of the national crisis from which we all suffer these days. Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity for questions from the audience.

The event is free and open to the public.

Oct. 21: The Rights of Farmworkers

Ann López, executive director for the Center for Farmworker Families, and Sen. Bill Monning will host a presentation called “The Rights of Farmworker Families.”

The free event will begin at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 at Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St., Santa Cruz. Doors will open at 9:45 a.m. Immediately following the program, Rep. Jimmy Panetta will speak in the same room at 11:30 a.m.

Learn more about the Center for Farmworker Families.

Sept. 23: Celebrating 25 Years of Our Sanctuary

As the Trump Administration reviews the status of recent national monument designations, Dan Haifley, executive director of O’Neill Sea Odyssey, will give a talk on the 25th anniversary of the creation of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Dan’s program will be 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Santa Cruz Police Department Community Room, 155 Center Street. Free and open to the public.