Meetings and Events

2021 Huddle Meetings

 
December 11, 2021
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Holiday Tea Party

 

We gathered in person outside on the last sunny day in December, before Omicron sent us all back to remote meetings.

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April, our holiday hostess.

More party photos 

November 11, 2021
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Arzo Mehdavi shared her experiences helping resettle Afghan refugees through the 5ive Pillars Organization that she founded with friends.

We discussed 2022 elections.

Arzo's presentation at 01:03

October 14, 2021
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Discussion included:

  • Surveyed members' current activism activities

  • Reviewed priorities we set in April and strategized on moving them forward in 2022

Meeting Slides

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September 9, 2021

We discussed the Huddle Forums, Vote Tripling, and Assisting Afghan Refugee Resettlement.

Huddle Forums

Refugee Organizations

August 14, 2021
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We celebrated the summer by taking July off with no meeting and enjoying a picnic lunch on April's big deck in August.

Picnic Photos

June 10, 2021
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Barbara led a discussion of S-1, the For the People Act. Danny DeBare of Activate America discussed activism strategy for 2022 midterms.

Summary of S-1 Bill

Presentation Slides

May 20, 2021
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Members reported on activism organizations they have worked with, that we might want to partner with in the upcoming election season.

Organization Summaries

Meeting Slides

April 8, 2021
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We discussed:

  • Our accomplishments in 2020 election activism

  • Shared approach to meetings

  • Breakout session to identify ideas for 2021 focus

  • Top focus: Fight and counteract voter suppression 

February 11, 2021
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Al Padro, member of the CV Municipal Advisory Council, presented an overview of the purpose and functioning of the MAC and a typical meeting.

Presentation summary

January 14, 2021
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Susan explained why Trump is still a danger. Jane explained impeachment and 25th Amendment.

Meeting slides

Presentation slides

March 11, 2021

Sara Lamnin, member of the Alameda County Coalition for Fair Redistricting, discussed promoting a fair process for redrawing the five County Supervisor District boundaries.

Presentation slides

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Recent Special Events

 
Assembling Face Shields
January 18, 2021
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In conjunction with the Biden-Harris inauguration and MLK Day of Service, Vicky organized a project to assemble 200 face shields for health care workers.

Casey and Phid joined the effort (each working from home). Vicky delivered the assembled shields to Alameda Health Systems.

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Annual Special Events

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2021 Holiday Party

December 11th high tea on April's deck.

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2021 Summer Picnic

About twenty of us gathered on April's big deck on August 14th to enjoy a beautiful summer day, delicious food, and long-missed company.

The fare was "appetizers, salads, and desserts."

The joy was being together in person for the first time in eighteen months.

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We invite you to join us and make change a reality

Act as if what you do makes a difference.  IT DOES!  

William James