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Newsletter: The Best (and Worst) Stories

If you rely on our Events Calendar to keep track of future happenings, this Newsletter will keep you abreast of what's happened in the recent past! Here, you'll get timely intelligence from the frontlines of Ventura County's progressive movement, along with commentary powered by our expertise and experience as advocates.



1 to 15 November 2023 🍂

Thank you to all who attended JFAVC's Pints for Justice event. We were thrilled with the turnout, and we've even posted pictures! If you missed the event and would still like to donate to JFAVC's Youth Scholarship Fund, you can do so via PayPal. In other news from our partners...

  • Chumash History Presentation: Chumash elder Julie Tumamait-Stenslie will share all about the history and stories of the Chumash people. Sponsored by the Friends of the Camarillo Library.

  • Yes I Am Movie Screening: Yes I Am: The Ric Weiland Story will be screening for a special night event at the Diversity Collective Community Resource Center in Ventura. Ric Weiland was an original founder of Microsoft and an unknown queer pioneer. His giving changed the world and has made an impact on our lives.



🍁 16 to 31 October 2023

Last Saturday, Oxnard hosted Diversity Collective VC's AIDS Walk Ventura for the first time, raising both awareness and funds for Ventura County's HIV-AIDS Education & Prevention Program! We have 40 event photos to share, as well as the latest from the frontlines of reproductive justice...

🍁 1 to 15 October 2023

Did you know Diversity Collective VC works with the county to fill service gaps and make a local impact on HIV-AIDS? AIDS Walk Ventura is just one way Diversity Collective raises funds for its HIV-AIDS Education & Prevention Program! The link and info are in our Events Calendar, but first...


16 to 30 September 2023 🌦

Diversity Collective VC is holding its annual AIDS Walk Ventura later this month, while the League of Women Voters of Ventura County is hosting its RUMBLE or Vote seminar later this week! You'll find links to both in our Events Calendar, but first...

1 to 15 September 2023 🌦

It's finally here: the Planned Parenthood Annual Book Sale. All proceeds go to PP Central Coast, so if you love books, puzzles, vinyl records and more, come and take a look before September 24! But first, let's see what's new in the news...


Ventura County Pride

🍎 16 to 31 August 2023

This month we helped PP Central Coast with tabling at VC Pride: Ventura Dreamin', in solidarity with our local LGBTQ community! That means we have 36 Pride photos to share with you, along with details about PP's upcoming Annual Book Sale. But first, the latest news...


Long Beach Pride

🍎 1 to 15 August 2023

Last week we attended Long Beach Pride in solidarity with Los Angeles... so we have 40 photos to share from Pride! Plus we have details on upcoming events like VC Pride: Ventura Dreamin' and Politics, Sex & Cocktails. First, here are August's weirdest news stories so far...

16 to 31 July 2023 📅

It's the last day to register for Sunday's In-Person Storytelling Workshop, at Santa Barbara's award-winning Hook & Press Donuts and sponsored by PP Central Coast! But first, get the scoop on the past week's stories about reproductive justice, plus next month's events...


Latinx Pride Picnic

1 to 15 July 2023 📅

Today is the last day to register for Sunday's Ice Cream Social, sponsored by our partner: the League of Women Voters Ventura County! But first, some news stories and a huge album of photos from PP Central Coast's recent Latinx Pride Picnic + Book Club Meeting...

🌈 16 to 30 June 2023

If you live near Santa Barbara, Planned Parenthood is having its next Book Club Meeting on Thursday night! We're finishing The Story of Jane, though reading the book isn't a requirement to come and mingle with pro-choice neighbors... and enjoy wine too. But first, recent news...

🌈 1 to 15 June 2023

This month is already full of absurd anti-choice news, including multiple clinic vandalisms in deep-blue Illinois, and GOP efforts to make sure Space Force is based in an anti-choice state. On the bright side, we're having a local Latinx Pride Picnic soon, so keep reading!

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