The third annual Activist Support Circle Unity Picnic is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, August 12th, at Clover Park in Santa Monica and will feature Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl as the highlighted special guest speaker.

“Progressive activists” — and those who are considering becoming activists — are invited to attend and bring a vegetarian potluck dish to share.

Activists are also invited to perform music, read poetry or provide other entertainment at the picnic.

The Activist Support Circle is an emotional support group for progressive activists that began in February 2005. The group’s purpose is to guard against activist-related burnout; share activist-related frustrations and fears, as well as hopes and aspirations, in a supportive, safe environment; to turn feelings of despair into feelings of empowerment; and to learn helpful coping skills and ideas from other like-minded supportive activists.

Clover Park is at 2600 Ocean Park Blvd. in Santa Monica.

Information and reservations, www.activistsupportcircle.org or (310) 399-1000.

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