The CVUUF Community Forum is an ongoing series of speakers, films and socially relevant entertainment events. Our aim is to organize and present public programs that inform, inspire and delight our community.
Our mission is to promote awareness of the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship as a beacon of liberal religion, tolerance, equity, compassion, respect for nature and human rights in the Conejo Valley and the surrounding areas.
For any questions about our events,contact: email@example.com
2018-01-13, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Saturday, January 13)
Join us January 13, 2018 at 7 pm at CVUUF for a presentation by immigration attorney Rafael Torres on:
- Current immigration news and developments
- Common solutions to various immigration issues
- Know-Your-Rights (basic rights that are available to all people, regardless of immigration status).
A panel discussion and Q&A will follow.
Rafael Torres, III is an immigration attorney at The Torres Law Firm, APLC, in Simi Valley, and a member of the steering committee for the local immigrants’ rights group Buen Vecino (“Good Neighbor”). A graduate of Loyola Law School and California Lutheran University, he has successfully represented clients in applications for family-based green cards, U.S. citizenship, humanitarian parole, U-Visa Petitions, and asylum, among others. Rafael has also been successful in defending his clients against deportation, securing dismissal of cases based on the exercise of Prosecutorial Discretion by the Department of Homeland Security, as well as reopening cases where clients had been previously ordered deported.
Álvaro J. de Regil is a member of the Immigration Work Group of Clergy for Laity United for Economic Justice of Ventura County, a member of the Buen Vecino steering committee, and Executive Director of The Living Wages North and South Initiative.
Julie Diaz Martinez serves as Immigrants’ Rights Team Leader for Indivisible Conejo and is also a member of Buen Vecino steering committee.
2017-12-08, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Friday, December 8)
Momentum for bail reform is gaining steam both here in California and throughout the country for one simple reason: the current system isn’t working. We know that communities are safer and healthier when they are whole, but money bail is tearing them apart. We know that even just a few days in jail can lead to someone losing their job, losing child custody, and being evicted, yet people are being held in jail for days, weeks, and even months while awaiting trial. We also know that the current system isn’t serving it’s intended purpose of protecting communities and ensuring that people come to court, and that there are more effective and equitable alternatives out there.
Please join us to learn more about current bail practices and our efforts to build a system that works for everyone, not just the wealthy.
Presenters are Jessica Farris, ACLU of Southern California and BEND THE ARC, a Jewish Partnership for Justice.
Free event but donations are gratefully accepted.
ARCHIVE2017-10-21: Love Resists - Progressive Empowerment & Action Workshop
2017-08-27: Reproductive Justice Event--Write For Your Rights
2017-08-26: Community Forum: Globally Trans--Strengthening Ourselves in Uncertain Times
2017-07-07: Cancelled (Wade Through Deep Waters)
2017-06-30: NOW IS THE TIME: Healthcare for Everybody
2017-06-16: Community Forum: Jessie's Place
2017-05-12: A Matter of Death and Life -- A Humanist's Perspective of Mortality
2017-04-28: Next Step to Healthcare Reform
2017-03-28: Faithful to the Future: Inspiring Science, Evolving Faith, Realistic Hope
2017-03-03: 13th: From Slave to Criminal with One Amendment
2017-02-03: Community Forum: How to Solve Climate Change and Build a Stronger Economy
2017-01-29: Bridging the Political Divide: Strategies for Constructive Engagement
2016-12-09: Community Forum: Witnesses from Standing Rock Speak
2016-10-07: Forum to Analyze 2016 Ballot Propositions
2016-08-28: "The Brainwashing of My Dad", Special Screening
2016-03-30: Islam and Muslims in America
2016-03-10: Paying the Price for Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson
2016-03-03: After Tiller
2015-12-05: Capitalism & Climate Change: The Science & Politics of Global Warming
2015-11-19: The TPP -- To Protect People and the Planet, or (Corporate) Profits?
2015-10-26: If the SHU fits -- Voices from Solitary Confinement
2015-10-09: Muses V
2015-05-25: Eyes on the Sky
2015-05-24: MUSES IV
2014-10-13: Marx in Soho
2014-10-13: Kathy Terry: When Living Alone is Not an Option
2014-08-26: MOVE TO AMEND Barnstorming Tour
2014-08-18: DOLLAR DEMOCRACY
2014-08-12: Ode to My Mother
2014-08-06: At The Flash
2014-08-06: Inequality For All
2014-08-06: RISING FROM THE ASHES
2014-08-06: MUSES II * 10.11.14
2014-06-11: LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX
2014-04-24: NAMI: In Our Own Voice
2014-04-03: Sharon Markenson - Climate Change
2014-01-28: OCCUPY LOVE
2014-01-28: Hollye Dexter Gun Violence and the Culture of Fear
2013-12-12: Timber Hawkeye: "Buddhist Boot Camp"
2013-11-11: Queen of the Sun
2013-11-10: Rape in the Fields
2013-07-26: Simmens on Fracking
2013-06-13: Pastors for Peace
2013-05-30: Lost in Detention
2013-05-08: Roy Zimmerman Aug. 17, 2013
2013-05-08: David Cobb 6/9/13
2013-05-03: BIDDER 70
2013-03-19: Brian Rasnow
2013-01-26: Spike Dolomite Ward
2012-10-09: Caring Economics
2012-10-01: The Minister's War
2012-09-26: Prop 34 & Prop 36
2012-08-31: Holly Near
2012-08-31: Mark Edward - Psychic Blues
2012-08-24: Anahí Quiroz
2012-08-24: September 2012 GMO Events
2012-08-24: TARANEH SALKE Family Health Alliance
2012-05-16: "Which Way Home*
2012-04-17: Medea Benjamin
2012-03-24: John Suarez
2012-02-28: Chuck Collins
2012-02-23: Hell and Back Again
2012-02-13: Reclaiming Our Democracy
2012-01-14: "Planned Parenthood"
2012-01-14: Reclaiming Our Democracy
2012-01-13: REV. MARK KIYIMBA
2012-01-13: Community Cinema: More Than A Month
2012-01-13: Revenge of the Electric Car
2011-12-19: Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai
2011-12-05: Roy Zimmerman: PeaceNick
2011-12-05: Daisy Bates
2011-11-15: David Korten Photo Album
2011-11-15: David Korten Photo album-2
2011-10-08: BARRY A. FISHER - Kurdistan-Crossroads in the Crosshairs
2011-10-03: Community Cinema - Deaf Jam
2011-09-02: *David Korten
2011-08-17: Rally for the Vote
2011-08-05: Kristine Olsen
2011-07-18: Melanie Joy
2011-06-22: John Agnew - The Arab Spring
2011-06-22: Roy Zimmerman Concert
2011-05-26: Michael Dowd (author of Thank God For Evolution)
2011-05-20: Soraya Deen - Being Muslim in America
2011-03-27: Lois Lee - Children of the Night
2011-03-27: Dr. Lois Lee - Children of the Night
2011-03-26: Roy Zimmerman
2011-03-02: Leave No Brother Behind
2011-03-02: Ordinary People Do Extraordinary Things
2011-01-27: This Land Is Our Land
2011-01-17: Our 50th Community Forum
2010-11-26: CVUUF Holiday CD
2010-11-20: Father Greg Boyle: SRO
2010-11-20: Father Greg: Book-signing
2010-11-05: Film: Reconciliation: Mandela's Miracle - December 11, 2010
2010-11-05: Scott Carter - January 8, 2011
2010-11-05: Christopher Smith, MD - January 21, 2011
2010-10-30: The Vagina Monologues
2010-10-07: Coming Soon: November 12, 2010 - 7:30 pm Father Greg Boyle
2010-10-07: Coming Soon: November 19, 2010 - 7:30 pm Documentary Film, "A Revolving Door."