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Thousands of women, men, and families peacefully took to the streets in Orange County for the past two years to make their voices heard on a variety of issues and to demand change. Our diverse groups marched together under the idea that women’s rights are human rights and to make Orange County and our nation, more safe, fair and supportive of all women. At the OC Women’s March this year, we want to emphasize and celebrate our pride in all we have accomplished together. Our county’s newfound strength was confirmed this past November when the activism in Orange County fueled the biggest transformation our community has ever seen. This year, thousands of people will take to the streets again to claim our victory and more importantly demonstrate unity and solidarity in the work ahead. http://www.ocwomensmarch.org
As part of our Building A Queer Youth Movement series, we hope you will join us for this exciting workshop: Our Queer Histories of Struggle with Rafa Solorzano Together we will connect the struggles in our communities today to past legacies of struggle and resistance. How can we draw from the history of social justice movements to inform our current challenges and build our collective power. Youth Empowered to Act (YETA) invites Orange County Youth, age 14 - 24, to create a better tomorrow as we build a powerful youth movement in Orange County. You are invited to join YETA for a series of workshops where we will discuss the need to build power within our communities, specifically youth power. These trainings will be conducted by community organizer Rafael Solorzano together with youth leaders from YETA. The trainings will help identify and engage YETA youth leaders and build a Queer Youth Movement in Orange County. Meetings are at 5:30 every Monday. Join us!
This is for my OC friends who are grieving and might find find comfort in being with others whose lives are in the WTF state of mind that death creates. A bereavement group open to the public meets every Wednesday from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the Hoag Hospital Newport Beach Conference Center Building, Conference Room 6 (rooms may vary-please check schedule near doors). The facilitator is Marilyn Kaplan, LCSW. This is a general bereavement group offering support to those who have lost a loved one. No registration is required. You must be over 18 to attend. For more information, please call 949/[masked]. This is offered through the pastoral care department, but the group is not religious. It is simply about healing from the pain of loss, being in grief with others whose lives are suddenly broken by death. When my husband died 4 years ago, I went through the three levels of groups Hoag offers to first survive and then rebuild life after a loss. In my group, we had a woman who had lost her partner in a car accident and a woman who had lost her fiance to suicide. It will be a safe place for members of the LGBT community and others to grieve the loss of Katherine. To get to the Hoag Hospital Newport Beach Conference Center driving north along PCH, pass the Newport Blvd intersection. Turn right at the light. The building on your right is the conference center. There is a parking structure for the conference center. If you can’t make it by 5:30, Marilyn would rather people who find comfort in the group come late than not at all.