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This year’s Non-Event could not have come at a better time. We know most of you are already busy day and night fighting The Donald and his agenda... and trying to save our country and the planet. So we are not asking you to take a day off from phone calling, addressing postcards, marching and petition signing. But we are asking that you also not attend our annual Non-Event. We are counting on you not being there!
After a presidential election like no other, democracy faces challenges like never before. Government institutions, the free press, the judiciary, the integrity of the election itself — all face doubt and even attack, from both foreign and domestic sources. These are the very foundations of self-rule, and those foundations have been shaken. Increasingly, Americans, among others, are losing hope for democracy — with unprecedented numbers even questioning whether we need it.
What’s the way forward?
This discussion will be an opportunity to hear the unique perspectives of leaders with national and local experience in government, politics, the law, and media — and to ask your own questions. You're invited to join us, free of charge.
Founded in 1909, the NAACP has worked for an end to racial discrimination. Both nationally and locally, the organization has a long history of successful legal battles and advocacy. The Monterey chapter has been a leading force against racism in our county since 1932. The recent surge in hate speech in the wake of last year’s angry and divisive presidential campaign bring a renewed urgency to the work of the organization. Now, more than ever, the NAACP is a leading voice against racism in our community.
Join us in this panel discussion of homeless women in Monterey County. Panel participants include Jill Allen, Executive Director Dorothy's Place, Tina LaPerle, Director MCHOME Project, Interim, Inc., and Carol Greenwald, Co-founder and board Member, Gathering for Women.
Join our discussion led by Claudia Melendez Salinas (The Californian) as moderator, with panelists Bronwyn Moreno, Director of Student Affairs, Special Programs, Hartnell College, Blanca Zarazua, Immigration Attorney and Honorary Consul to Mexico, Adele Negro, Court and Community Interpreter, and Elizabet Zepeda, Outreach Coordinator, UFW Foundation.