INDIVISIBLE VENTURA

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Hi, everyone!

Happy Saturday!

EVENTS

Saturday – 2/27/2021 – ONLINE – “BLACK JOY CELEBRATION” (9:00 am – 4:00 pm PT)

Facebook link here. (https://www.facebook.com/events/452994852806977/) LIVE VIRTUAL CELEBRATION….CELEBRATING BLACK JOY ALL DAY SATURDAY! 

Black Allies for our Advancement is looking for a way to celebrate you!If you fit the following criteria and are/or know someone who wants to be celebrated, we are looking for the following:Black artists/art, singers, poets, writers, comedians, photographers, musicians, dancers, healers, educators,
health & wellness practitioners, entrepreneur.
We want to showcase YOUR work or talent.

Please email any pre-recorded videos, samples, links, art pieces, photographs or demos that you would like showcased to blackjoy@alliesforblackamericans.comThis is your time and opportunity shine!!
ALL SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL 02/26 AT 8pm PST

Saturday – 2/27/2021 – ONLINE – “Chocolate Baby Story Time Series” (10:00 am PT)

Celebrate Black History Month with Healing Justice SB. Chocolate Baby Story Time is a virtual series that will take place for three consecutive Saturdays beginning February 13th at 10am PT. Please be sure to learn more about the rest of the episodes and other virtual events Healing Justice SB is putting on during Black History month at hjsb.org. Register here for each session: https://www.hjsb.org/chocolate-baby-story-time

  • February 27, 2021 – 10 A. M. Chocolate Baby Story Time 3:Self-Love, Acceptance, and Family
    • I Am Perfectly Designed by Karamo Brown
    • Mixed Me by Taye Diggs
    • Julián is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

Saturday – 2/27/2021 – ONLINE – “Building Communities of Solidarity – Center for Political Innovation Web Conference” (4:00 pm PT)

Join the Center for Political Innovation (CPI) for our next online conference: “Building Communities of Solidarity” – Saturday, February 27th @ 4:00PM PST / 7:00PM EST. Discussions on Black History Month, the Texas Weather Emergency, the Political Situation in the Ukraine, and much more. Featuring exciting cultural performances, and a keynote address by Dust James.We look forward to seeing you there!
https://youtu.be/tqF_ne9iTrE

WATCHA Conversation with Dr. Cornel Westhttps://youtu.be/mafY4bnLO-E

Preview YouTube video A Conversation with Dr. Cornel WestA Conversation with Dr. Cornel West

MORE ACTIONS

Sign this petition from 805 Resistance.

Thousand Oaks City Council Adopt a Resolution for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity of All

This petition has been created to show support for the passage of a Resolution for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity of all Citizens. In light of recent and historical events it is essential for the Thousand Oaks community to urge its city council to put this resolution into the record. This action will send a message that we do not condone oppression stemming from systemic racism and we actively work to dismantle white supremacy. Below is the aforementioned Resolution proposed by 805Resistance.Org. Please sign this petition to show you support the passing of the resolution by Thousand City Council…
https://www.change.org/p/thousand-oaks-city-council-thousand-oaks-city-council-adopt-a-resolution-for-diversity-inclusion-and-equity-of-all

Mon-Tues: Three quick environmental/ environmental justice actions!

Action #1: Call your senator to support Rep. Deb Haaland’s nomination to become the First Native American Secretary of Interior.

What’s possibly a problem is the nomination of the nation’s first Native American to the office of the Secretary of the Interior. Call your senators to make them know this is important. If you have friends in RED states, please have them call their senators. 

Action #2: Support the WATER Act – Clean water is a human right.

THIS BILL IS BEING INTRODUCED BY BERNIE TOMORROW. Maybe it was easy to ignore our crumbling water and sewage infrastructure before the pandemic, but now it’s clear that access to clean, affordable water and adequate sewage are literally life-saving.We need to push through the new version of 2019’s Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity and Reliability Act or WATER Act.

Action #3: Support H.R. 803 -“Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act.”

THEY ARE BEGINNING CONSIDERATION OF THIS BILL IN THE HOUSE TOMORROW.- VOTING FRIDAY! Scientists say that in order to truly respond to the climate and biodiversity crises and create a more sustainable future, we must protect 30 percent of U.S. lands and waters by 2030. This package of bills will conserve wildlife habitat and migration corridors in Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Washington, and California and expand recreational access for all and support Indigenous Tribes and local economies.

Extra credit: Read this update from Jim Hines, our Sierra Club representative.

Pushing these bills through takes our calls, and also live lobbying, which Jim Hines, from the Sierra Club, is finding much more pleasant with the new administration.

TEXAS

Donations: We’ve collated a bunch of donation and volunteer sites to help those affected here: https://indivisibleventura.org/2021/02/18/help-texans-affected-by-the-weather-crisis/
A word from Jaquita: We’ve been kept up-to-date on the situation on the ground in Texas by political activist Jaquita Wilson, whose electricity has finally been restored. Watch her here: https://www.facebook.com/Nydeyah/videos/4065320000158379

DONATIONS/VOLUNTEERS NEEDED/SERVICES

Black Live Matter Ventura County is running a Monthly Free Food Program and Houseless Outreach programs. Drop-offs of food, clothing or personal hygiene items can be made Monday-Friday, 9am-9pm,to 2471 Portola Road, Suite 100, in Ventura.  However, please call ahead at 818-641-2396 to make sure someone will be there to meet you. Monetary donation are accepted at Venmo: @blmvc GoFundMe: gf.me/u/yqb3q5

The United Way of Ventura County is looking for assistance with the following.Food distribution every Thursday, 8am-1pm, with Community Action VC
 in Oxnard (http://www.volunteerventuracounty.org/need/detail/?need_id=540614)Pantry volunteer every Monday 12-4pm, Wednesday 10am-2pm, and Thursday 10am-2pm with theSamaritan Center of Simi Valley (http://www.volunteerventuracounty.org/need/detail/?need_id=557367)Food Share has many opportunities. Check out their opportunities for pop up pantries, food delivery, boxing and sorting food, and helping in the Senior Nutrition Garden! (http://www.volunteerventuracounty.org/agency/detail/?agency_id=53850Thank you for all you do in our communities across Ventura County. If you have any questions about opportunities, please email Francesca at francesca.dematto@vcunitedway.org.

El Concilio Family Services has put out a notice that those who are ready to become citizens may be eligible for free processing, including USCIS fees for those qualified for as long as funding lasts.  Call them at 805-486-9777 to learn if you are qualified.

Adriene
Co-Director
Indivisible Ventura
indivisibleventura@gmail.com


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