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

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.


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