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July 2022

East Palo Alto March for Peace Parade - July 02, 2022

The City of East Palo Alto will be celebrating the 39th Anniversary of EPA Incorporation! The city invites everyone to join its MARCH FOR PEACE PARADE this Saturday 7/2 at 10 AM @ Cesar Chavez Middle School. The parade will end at Bell Street Park where there will be a celebration from 11:00-1 PM and swimming at the YMCA until 3 PM. Food trucks, will be on hand and a myriad of entertainment for the entire family. For more information, please visit the city’s website at the following link: https://www.cityofepa.org/communityprograms/page/july-2-2022-march-peace-parade-celebration?fbclid=IwAR1gf4QP96bbnoXojVGT9IcImZrGAOtvJdIDsYcmAx0H5LtDQP7z0xwSZVw Go here for more information.

June 2022

JobTrain All-Employer Job Fair - June 22, 2022

Open to the community hiring event with many employers from different industries. Pre-register or walk in. EPA Career Center will help you prepare your resume in advance and practice interviewing. Some employers are hiring on-site. University Circle, 1950 University, EPA. Wednesday June 22 from 10am-2pm. Go here for more information.

HDSA's San Jose Team Hope 10K Timed Run And 5K Walk - June 18, 2022

The Huntington’s Disease Society of America’s (HDSA) Bay Area affiliate will be hosting the San Jose Team Hope 10K timed run and 5K walk on Saturday, June 18, at 8 a.m.at Campbell Park. HDSA’s largest national grassroots fundraising event, Team Hope takes place in more than 100 cities across the U.S. and has raised more than $20 million to fight Huntington’s disease since its inception in 2007. Huntington’s disease is a fatal genetic disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain. To register or donate, visit our non-profit’s website at https://sanfrancisco.hdsa.org/events. Runners can pick up their bibs June 17, 5-7 p.m., at Campbell Sports Basement in the Pruneyard Shopping Center. Check-in for the 5k and the 10k is 7 a.m. at the park, East Campbell and Gilman avenues. Runners start at 7:30 a.m. and walkers at 8 a.m. Thank you, and see you there this Saturday! Go here for more information.

Children's Book Launch Event - June 04, 2022

Join local author Marissa McGee on Saturday, June 4, 2022 as she celebrates the launch of her children’s book, Free the Curls. The book features a young girl who decides to engage in a peaceful protest after visiting several stores and noticing all the products for her hair type are locked in a glass case. Marissa hopes Free the Curls will inspire kids to be change makers when they notice discrimination in their communities. Visit Bloomhouse EPA (2555 Pulgas Ave) at 2pm to enjoy activities, a raffle, and a read aloud. Go here for more information.

Seat@the Table - Free Virtual Event - June 02, 2022

Seat @ the Table is an event that seeks to enable conversations and action so more women earn more seats at more tables at every level of management-- from first time managers to board members. It's a free event happening on June 2, 2022 at 3 p.m. PT time.Seat @ the Table is in it's the sixth year and this year the focus is on women leaders in engineering. Learn how to make the leaps that scare earlier-career engineers and how to overcome the challenges in the workplace endemic to the work. Register for free! Go here for more information.

May 2022

Vigil to honor victims of Texas mass shooting - May 25, 2022

A vigil to honor the children and teachers killed in the mass shooting on May 24,2022 will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Leo J. Ryan Memorial Park at the gazebo in the Foster City Recreation Center located at 650 Shell Boulevard in Foster City, CA. You are invited to bring signs and participate in sharing your thoughts. This vigil is sponsored by the San Mateo County Chapter of Brady United Against Gun Violence. Go here for more information.

38th annual Breakfast of Champion’s “Building Back Our Community” - May 20, 2022

The event will feature community members to celebrate the successes of JobTrain, its graduates, and look ahead to what’s to come in the future. Stay tuned for more details about our special guests. To sign up virtually go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSclvLFCI5ak04arNDzcnOuLXFy4m4aj6sUw6mxrKMSTDQLaAw/viewform Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto Small Business Market - May 07, 2022

Bloomhouse, Fresh Approach, and the Primary School are teaming up to bring you a pop-up market on Saturday, May 7 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. This is a great opportunity to shop small and support local businesses. This event will feature a variety of food vendors, musical performances, kids activities and more. If you would like to sign-up to participate as a vendor at this market, please click below. Go here for more information.

Housing Element Update - May 05, 2022

The City of East Palo Alto is holding an in-person community meeting to gather your input on the City of East Palo Alto's housing plan. WHEN: Thursday, May 5, 2022 from 6:00-8:00 PM WHERE: Cooley Landing (at the end of Bay Road) or Zoom REGISTER: www.tinyurl.com/EPAHousingElement3 If you can't join in-person you can watch the meeting as a webinar online. Spanish, Tongan, and Samoan interpretation will be available. We will also have free food and childcare. Note that COVID-19 safety precautions will be taken. Please register for the meeting details. Go here for more information.

April 2022

50th Anniversary Bayside Family Festival - April 30, 2022

Come celebrate Midpen’s 50th Anniversary of public open space preservation, protection, restoration, access and education. This free-admission family festival at Ravenswood Preserve and Cooley Landing of East Palo Alto (April 30, 11am - 4pm) is fun for nature lovers of all ages. Explore the 2.9-mile loop of the Bay Trail through a Discovery Journey walk, insect discovery lab, talks with naturalists at educational stations, face-painting, musical and dance performances, local food trucks and more. Go here for more information.

Memorial of Jesus’ Death - April 15, 2022

Each year, Jehovah’s Witnesses commemorate the death of Jesus just as he commanded when he said: “Keep doing this in remembrance of me.”​ (Luke 22:19). We warmly invite you to join us to join this free event and learn how Jesus’ life and death can benefit you. Date: April 15, 2022 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: 429 High St Palo Alto CA 94301-1621 All are welcome. Go here for more information.

February 2022

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour - February 17, 2022

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival is the premiere international film competition featuring the world’s best footage on mountain subjects, adventure, exploration, remote cultures, and the world’s last great wild places.The Festival is held each fall at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Banff, Alberta, Canada. Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour offers you the opportunity to see the best of the films shown at the festival. Support the work of Snowlands Network and enjoy these spectacular outdoor films. Dates: February 17 and 18, 2022 Location: Fox Theatre 2215 Broadway Redwood City. Tickets at: https://foxrwc.showare.com Go here for more information.

Selected Bay Area Black History Month events (listed by the Peninsula/Palo Alto Women's Intl. League for Peace & Freedom) - February 10, 2022

** Feb. 10: Quincy Troupe in online conversation with Danny Glover & Terry McMillan. Troupe is joined in conversation by actor Danny Glover and best-selling author Terry McMillan in an online discussion moderated by Kim McMillon, celebrating the release of Troupe’s new poetry collection, “Duende: Poems, 1966–Now” (Seven Stories Press). The program will also feature appearances from artist-educator Mildred Howard and musicians Will Calhoun and J.D. Parran. Free; live stream available on the S.F. Public Library YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/sanfranciscolibrary Go here for more information.

Silent vigil Friday Feb. 11th to honor Black History Month organized by WILPF and in support of the Poor People's Campaign (next vigils in the same location and same focus: 2-18, and 2-25) - February 10, 2022

LOCATION: Palo Alto corner of El Camino Real & Embarcadero in front of the large "lamp post" sign outside Town and Country Village shopping center SPECIAL FOCUS: issues of racial justice, police violence to seek inclusion, and reparations, and to have open discussions and resolution of those and other issues that affect people of color. WHO WE ARE: The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom was founded in 1915 in Europe to try to end WWI with diplomacy. Our Palo Alto, Peninsula branch was established in 1922. We organize around peaceful social change, human rights and other issues, including nuclear disarmament. In 2017 WILPF partnered with the Poor People's Campaign (a continuation of Rev. MLK's campaign in the 1960s) which addresses the needs of the poor and under-served, and inspires them to organize themselves for the rights and freedoms they are entitled to. WILPF works on many issues from human rights to nuclear disarmament and we work in coalition with the PPC to examine the human rights issues here at home. CONTACTS: Email our local WILPF branch that organizes these vigils at wilpf.peninsula.paloalto@gmail.com, and learn about WILPF at wilpfus.org. Review the Poor People's Campaign's positions at https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/about/our-demands/ COME TO OUR 3 VIGILS honoring Black History month and come by any Friday at noon to join us as we vigil for peace & justice issues. We welcome your ideas and participation and finding out the issues you'd like us to work on in your community. WE ASK PARTICIPANTS IN OUR VIGILS TO BE VACCINATED AND WEAR A MASK Go here for more information.

Off to a Good Start - February 05, 2022

Join the Bay Area Community Health Advisory Council's physical activity and nutrition VIRTUAL kick-off event on Saturday, February 5, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Get your move on at Off to a Good Start, our popular annual physical activity and nutrition program! The event emphasizes the importance of at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day to improve general health, lower weight and cholesterol, reduce depression, and help in the prevention of some diseases. Don’t miss it! Moderated panel of experts: • Anita Black-Cowan—Program Coordinator & Fitness Expert • Curtis Chan, MD—Deputy Health Officer San Mateo County • Leslie DuBridge—Fitness Expert & Wellness Coach • Ikeena Hardman, Executive Chef—Keena’s Kitchen Go here for more information.

Selected Bay Area Black History Month events (listed by the Peninsula/Palo Alto Women's Intl. League for Peace & Freedom) - February 05, 2022

SPONSORED BY SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY ** FEB 5: Saturday, Webinar: “Blues Greats 3:00 - 4:30pm In honor of African-American History Month, author and music historian Richie Unterberger presents "Blues Greats." The program will feature filmed performances from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s like Howlin' Wolf, Big Mama Thornton, Koko Taylor, John Lee Hooker, Otis Rush, B.B. King, and others. Unterberger will also discuss the songs and artists during the event, and take questions from the audience about blues history. Register: https://sfpl-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_P2DXiyCdT5iOY00GUEGcBQ Go here for more information.

Peaceful Friday Sidewalk Silent Vigils in February (noon-1) for Black History Month - February 03, 2022

The weekly Friday vigils are organized by the local Peninsula/Palo Alto Women's International League for Peace & Freedom, a national partner with the Poor Peoples Campaign. We share the non-violent principles of the movement from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King in our silent vigils for community-to-global peace and justice issues. OUR SPECIAL FOCUS THIS FRIDAY, FEB. 4 (and all month) IS TO HONOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH, with a special focus on issues of racial justice, inclusion, and reparations, and to have open communication on those issues in our communities. We have a 6'banner honoring the goals of the PPC (and WILPF) to end poverty, racism, militarism, climate devastation, and the false moral narrative of "religious nationalism" that obstructs human rights and inclusion. Help us carry that banner, and work together with us to seek for all our vigils to come, a more diverse representation of participants and community concerns. Please contact Judy at wilpf.peninsula.paloalto@gmail.com for more information and to join us on the corner NOTE: Because of the conflict around Russia and the Ukraine, our vigil on the 4th will also feature signs for a peaceful resolution. Masks and social distancing are required for safety. Go here for more information.

City of East Palo Alto Measure HH Pre-Bidders Conference #2 - February 02, 2022

Attend the second Pre-Bidders Conference will be held Wednesday, February 2 at 10:00am via Zoom. To register for the conference, see the link below. To register for the February 2 conference go to the the link below. To view the grant requirements, go to https://www.cityofepa.org/rfps - for the full RFP and instructions. All Measure HH-related information, including the link to the RFP, can be found by visiting the City's website. If you have any questions, please submit them to the Community & Economic Development Department at ced@cityofepa.org. Go here for more information.

Selected Bay Area Black History Month events (listed by the Peninsula/Palo Alto Women's Intl. League for Peace & Freedom - February 02, 2022

SPONSORED BY SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY ** FEB 2: Webinar Black Health. 10-11:30 am Online panel of San Francisco health experts in a candid discussion around where our Black communities are health-wise and what we can do collectively to move forward. Hear learned lessons from 2021 around Covid, chronic disease, mental health and behavioral health. Participants will walk away with personal and community health goals for 2022. Register at https://sfpl.org/events/special-programs/more-month-2022 Go here for more information.

 

 

 

 

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