Democracy for America-OC Regular Meeting

Next Meeting – April 5, 2017
For the April 5 meeting we have reserved the Karl Strauss meeting room and the patio. That means we have room for close to 100 attendees. Please join us and bring a friend – just let us know you are planning to attend by sending an RSVP to Susan Kopicki at sckopicki@gmail.com or dfaoc.comm@gmail.com or use our contact form here.

Presentations
Continuing our Focus on Vulnerable Communities with Speakers Committed to Their Protection
Jan Meslin, Director, Social Change Development at CIVIC.
Topic: Immigrant Detention and Actions to Prevent Abuse
Jan is a founder of Friends of Orange County Detainees, which has grown since 2012 to become one of the largest immigration detention visitation programs in the country. For CIVIC, Jan is focused on helping communities across the United States start similar immigration detention visitation programs. For info on CIVIC, visit http://www.endisolation.org/ For info on Friends of OC Detainees, visit http://friendsofocdetainees.org/

Madeleine Spencer, Project Homelessness Coalition
Topic: Homelessness in OC – History, Current Conditions and Solutions. Madeleine is a leader in advocating for protections for the homeless and for implementing solutions. An example is her op-ed in Voice of OC from July, 2016. Madeleine has asked us to bring items for Isaiah House/Catholic Worker in Santa Ana. See the list below for suggested items and learn more about Isaiah House at http://www.occatholicworker.org/

Plus:
Effective Resistance Strategies: Group Discussion
Direct Action Opportunities: Updates from Local Groups
Special Events Announcements
Special Collection for Catholic Worker/Isaiah House:
Gift cards (Target, Costco, Smart & Final), OCTA 1-day bus passes, ham, sugar, coffee, batteries, blankets, backpacks, flashlights, men’s socks, toilet paper, ground beef, pain reliever, sleeping bags, tarps, gallon freezer bags, women’s body wash, deodorant, razors, socks, men’s boxers, women’s bras.

Social hour starts at 6:30pm, meeting at 7pm.
Please rsvp to sckopicki@gmail.com or dfaoc.comm@gmail.com.

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