The Santa Cruz Community Calendar

Santa Cruz County, California

Organizational Members of the Santa Cruz Community Calendar
Santa Cruz Community Calendar (SCCC)

Focus:
Community Building

Contact Person: Bruce Van Allen
831-429-1688
bva@cruzio.com
http://santacruzcommunitycalendar.org

Current Activities:
Adding features to the Calendar
Expanding membership
Adding a Public Directory of member groups

Ways to Participate:

ACLU of Santa Cruz County (ACLUSC)

Focus:
Housing & Homelessness
Economic Justice
Electoral Politics
Immigration
Political Reform
Social Justice
Community Building

Contact Person: Steve Pleich
831-466-6078
spleich@gmail.com
http://santacruzaclu.org

Current Activities:
Organizing workshops and community fora addressing the issues of immigration
houselessness and police practices.

Ways to Participate:
Canvassing
Help at Events
Contribute
Attend Events
Marches and Rallies
Research
Petitioning

Calendar Staff (SCCC)

Focus:
Community Building

Contact Person: Bruce Van Allen
831-429-1688
calendarstaff@santacruzcommunitycalendar.org
http://santacruzcommunitycalendar.org

Current Activities:
Adding features to the Calendar
Expanding membership
Adding a Public Directory of member groups

Ways to Participate:

Campaign for Sustainable Transportation (CFST)

Focus:
Environment
Transportation
Social Justice

Contact Person:


http://sustainabletransportationsc.org

Current Activities:
YES to Metro bus passes
Support of Vision Zero
Oppose highway widening
Yes to trail plus public transit on the rail corridor

Ways to Participate:
Canvassing
Help at Events
Contribute
Fundraising
Publicity & Outreach
Attend Events
Research
Petitioning

City of Santa Cruz - Watershed

Focus:

Contact Person: Zeke Bean
8314205478
ebean@cityofsantacruz.com


Current Activities:

Ways to Participate:

Downtown Commons Advocates (DCA)

Focus:
Public Space
Community

Contact Person: John Hall
530-574-8157
downtowncommonsadvocates@gmail.com
https://downtowncommonsadvocates.weebly.com
http://fb.me/SantaCruzDCA

Current Activities:
We are a group of business and community members advocating for a Downtown Commons and permanent home for the Farmers Market at its current location at parking lot 4 in Downtown Santa Cruz. To receive emails
make a request to: downtowncommonsadvocates@gmail.com .

Ways to Participate:
Help at Events
Contribute
Fundraising
Publicity & Outreach
Online Activism
Attend Events
Research
Petitioning

Eat for the Earth

Focus:
Environment

Contact Person: Beth Love
831-466-3405
admin@eatfortheearth.org
https://eatfortheearth.com
https://www.facebook.com/eatfortheearth/

Current Activities:
Online and in-person education and outreach regarding the environmental impacts of diet

Systems change work to support institutions such as restaurants
schools
and government entities to adopt environmentally-friendly food procurement and service practices

Coalition development and contributions

Ways to Participate:
Office
Help at Events
Contribute
Fundraising
Publicity & Outreach
Online Activism
Attend Events
Direct Action
Research
Petitioning

End Solitary Santa Cruz (ESSC)

Focus:
Social Justice

Contact Person: Willow Katz
831-325-3251
kohenet@sbcglobal.net

https://www.facebook.com/EndSolitarySantaCruz/

Current Activities:
End Solitary Santa Cruz
based in Santa Cruz
CA
works to end solitary confinement and sleep deprivation torture in CA prisons
and to end solitary
mass incarceration in the Prison Industrial Complex
mass criminalization
and crimmigration statewide and nationwide.

We hold an action at Pacific and Cooper on the 24th of every month from 12 to 2 pm.

Ways to Participate:

Jim Greiner's Hands-On Drumming Events

Focus:
Community Building

Contact Person: Jim Greiner
831-239-2007
jgreiner@handsondrum.com
http://www.handsondrum.com
https://www.facebook.com/JimGreinerRhythmPowerSantaCruz

Current Activities:
Third Friday Community Drumming Session at the Inner Light Center
Soquel
CA
Ongoing community drumming sessions for local non-profit groups
corporations and private groups
In-Person and Online percussion education for groups and individuals

Ways to Participate:

Natural Bridges Media/KSQD (K-Squid)

Focus:
Community Building
communication

Contact Person: Omar Guzman
831-900-5773
info@ksqd.org
http://www.ksqd.org
https://www.facebook.com/KSQDFM

Current Activities:
24/7 radio programs about local issues
interviews with local leaders
voices who do not get hear in mainstream media
music and podcasts.

Ways to Participate:
Help at Events
Contribute
Fundraising
Publicity & Outreach
Attend Events
Perform

Novasutras (NS)

Focus:
Environment
Social Justice
Community Building

Contact Person: Michelle Merrill

novasutras@gmail.com
https://novasutras.org/santacruz
https://www.facebook.com/NovasutrasOrg

Current Activities:
In Novasutras
we are building community and resilience to aid our work for climate sanity
ecosystem wellness
and social justice
through loving-kindness toward all beings and deep reverence for Nature. We believe that people working to protect
heal and restore our world can be most effective if we have a supportive community that encourages personal wellness practices. We provide online places where critical thinking
diversity
and democracy are honored
and where the core values of the community align with our callings as climate activists and Earth healers. We also provide a constructive social milieu for developing new ideas and initiatives.

Online gatherings include open Discussions in Difficult Times
Reconnection Rituals
Catharsis conversations
and Focusing Practice every month
Guided Moon Phase Meditations
Octal Meditations & Celebrations (Solstices
Equinoxes and Cross-Quarters)
and scheduled presentation events on varied topics (equatorial rainforests
political engagement and reasons for hope
systems and complexity
regenerative agriculture and land reform)
Please come learn more about us at https://Novasutras.org.

In addition to our many online offerings
we host local events in the Santa Cruz area
including shinrin-yoku (forest immersion)
guided meditations
and other rituals. We are happy to lead meditations or rituals in support of other organizations and their work for a better world.

Ways to Participate:
Help at Events
Contribute
Publicity & Outreach
Online Activism
Attend Events
Research

Open Farm Tours (OFT)

Focus:
Environment
Healthcare
Community Building
Other

Contact Person: Ellen Farmer
8317509799
ellen.farmer@yahoo.com
http://www.openfarmtours.com
http://Open Farm Tours

Current Activities:
Open Farm Tour Sunday
October 8 from 10 am to 4 pm in Corralitos -- Suppport Sustainable Family Farms in our Region

Ways to Participate:
Help at Events
Contribute
Attend Events
Research

Resource Center for Nonviolence (RCNV)

Focus:
Nonviolence

Contact Person: Resource Center for Nonviolence
8314231626
rcnvinfo@gmail.com
http://rcnv.org/
http://@rcnvsc

Current Activities:
The Resource Center for Nonviolence promotes the practice of nonviolence in personal and social change to create a more just
peaceful and sustainable world. Our primary mission is to support the growth of nonviolent activists.
Programs:
*Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation Training
*Project reGeneration/ Youth Empowerment
*Public Forums and events related to nonviolence as a force for change
*Racial Justice
*Opposing Militarism
*Nonviolence Networking Nights - monthly
*The Art of Nonviolence- exhibits
Associated programs: Palestine Justice Coalition
SCCCCOR

Ways to Participate:
Office
Help at Events
Contribute
Fundraising
Publicity & Outreach
Attend Events
Marches and Rallies

Santa Cruz Climate Action Network (SC CAN)

Focus:
Environment

Contact Person: Pauline Seales
8314282080
paulineseales120@gmail.com
https://scruzclimate.org
https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=santa%20cruz%20climate%20action%20network

Current Activities:
Climate Education in local schools
'Close the Door' campaign for downtown businesses
Active with City Climate Action Task Force
Strong supporter of CfST
Starting to work on composting and other food waste issues

Ways to Participate:
Help at Events
Contribute
Publicity & Outreach
Online Activism
Attend Events
Research

Santa Cruz Yes in My Back Yard (YIMBY)

Focus:
Affordable Housing

Contact Person: Evan Siroky
206 799 6545
santacruzyimby@gmail.com
https://medium.com/@SantaCruzYIMBY/santa-cruz-yimby-newsletter-9693082ba3d1
https://www.facebook.com/SantaCruzYIMBY/

Current Activities:
creating long-term funding sources to build housing for economically disadvantaged
reshape culture to be pro-housing
encourage housing construction
reducing artificial barriers to finding and staying in housing.

Ways to Participate:

Survivors Healing Center (SHC)

Focus:
Healthcare
Other

Contact Person: Ama Delevett
831-423-7601
shc.program@fsa-cc.org
http://survivorshealingcenter.org/
https://www.facebook.com/SurvivorsHealingCenter/

Current Activities:
Ongoing therapy groups for survivors of child sexual abuse and their allies. We offer groups for women
men
partners
parents and teens. In English or Spanish. We have a Caring 4 Kids: End Child Sexual Abuse project which includes a Rhythm Event held every year on Earth Day/Day of the Child in Watsonville.

Ways to Participate:
Canvassing
Office
Help at Events
Contribute
Fundraising
Publicity & Outreach
Online Activism
Attend Events
Marches and Rallies

Sustainable Systems Research Foundation

Focus:
Environment
Scientific

Contact Person: Ronnie Lipschutz
(831) 708-5836
sustainablesystemsresearch@gmail.com
https://sustainablesystemsfoundation.org/
https://www.facebook.com/SSRFSantaCruz

Current Activities:

Ways to Participate:
Contribute
Fundraising
Publicity & Outreach
Attend Events

Swingleft Santa Cruz

Focus:
Electoral Politics

Contact Person: Rene Bloch
408 206 2199
R_BlochWyahoo.com
http://none
http://none

Current Activities:
flipping the House - Congressional District 10

Ways to Participate:
Canvassing
Contribute
Online Activism

Veterans For Peace ( VFP)

Focus:
Political Reform
Social Justice
Community Building

Contact Person: Lynda Francis
831-465-1778
lyndafrancis198@gmail.com


Current Activities:
We are celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice Treaty signed in 1918 with activities year round.

Ways to Participate:
Help at Events
Contribute
Marches and Rallies