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February 2019

Event Start DateEvent
02/02/2019
Saturday, February 2
Mindful Film and Food Festival
Pt. Reyes
Tickets available now
On Saturday, February 2 from 11 AM until the last film starts at 6 PM, enjoy The Point Reyes Mindful Eating Film and Food Festival. Four films will be shown, each followed by a panel discussion. Sponsored by Compassionate Living and Rancho Compasion, this will be a mini-expo with vendors offering food and beverages throughout the day. The event is free, but the films and panels are $10 each, or all four for $20. It takes place at The Dance Palace, 503 B Street, in Pt. Reyes Station. Pt. Reyes is a dairy town and the perfect setting for a consciousness raising festival like this one. Order your tickets asap, to indicate support for this wonderful festival. See the schedule and order tickets here:
https://www.ranchocompasion.org/mindful-eating-film-and-food-festival/
https://www.facebook.com/events/2241867532757812/

02/02/2019 Saturday, February 2, 2019 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Dinner at Potala Vegan Restaurant Hosted by Brad Potala Organic Café 1045 San Pablo Ave · Albany, CA From Bay Area Vegan Food Lovers Hate making decisions? Potala might be just the place for you! It's an organic, gluten-free, delicious vegan cafe with one daily special, presented in a mandala-shaped pattern. Medium or large is the most difficult choice. https://www.meetup.com/bay-area-vegan-food-lovers/events/257989072/?rv=ea1_v2&_xtd=gatlbWFpbF9jbGlja9oAJDc1M2ZjMGRhLTU3MTEtNDZmYi1hOTAxLWUzNDgzMGFjNzBjNw
02/03/2019 sanctuarybistro
all organic all vegan all gluten free
1019 Camelia Street, Berkeley, Ca 94806
Music dates at the Restaurant
Sunday: February 3, March 3, April 7  David El is a SF Bay Area Jazz Musician. As a solo guitarist, he plays a varied repertoire that includes jazz standards, reimagined pop tunes, classic rock tunes, current hits, Latin music, original compositions and alternative tunes from the 90s; approaching them in a recognizable, adventurous and tasteful aesthetic that is at once interesting to the ear yet not intrusive to the dinner setting.
https://www.sanctuarybistro.com/sanctuary-bistro-vegan-restaurant-berkeley-california/events/vegan-events-in-the-bay-area/
02/03/2019 next scheduled lunch will be on Feb. 3rd at 1pm at Taj of Marin in San Rafael. Vegan buffet also includes vegan Indian bread (naan) and vegan desert. Please sign up early so they know how many to set up for. see everyone then for good food and good conversation.
https://www.meetup.com/marin-vegan/events/257982405/?rv=ea2_v2
02/04/2019 High Five for Soda Taxes! Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of Berkeley's Mea...
by Berkeley Food Policy Council (BFPC) and Healthy Berkeley
Mon, February 4, 2019 6:30 PM  8:30 PM PST
YMCA-PG&E Teen Center
2111 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/high-five-for-soda-taxes-celebrating-the-5th-anniversary-of-berkeleys-measure-d-campaign-tickets-54787346428
02/04/2019 Monday, February 4, 2019 6:45 PM
Marin Vegan Book Club
Marin Vegan Events
Key Tea
921 C St. San Rafael, CA 94901
https://www.meetup.com/marin-vegan/events/258294615/?rv=me1&_xtd=gatlbWFpbF9jbGlja9oAJDE4MzBlNzhmLTE0NzMtNDU3ZC05Y2UzLTkwODUzZGY2MzAwNg">https://www.meetup.com/marin-vegan/events/258294615/?rv=me1&_xtd=gatlbWFpbF9jbGlja9oAJDE4MzBlNzhmLTE0NzMtNDU3ZC05Y2UzLTkwODUzZGY2MzAwNg
02/05/2019 Green Film Fest Presents: Encore Screening of WARRIOR WOMEN // FEB 5 at 6pm
Join Green Film Fest for a free Encore Screening of Warrior Women on Tuesday, February 5 at the San Francisco Public Library.
From directors Christina King and Elizabeth Castle, this inspiring film traces the untold story of countless Native American women struggling for their people's civil rights through the figure of Lakota activist and community organizer Madonna Thunder Hawk.
Warrior Women was one of the audience top favorites at the 2018 Festival!
Tuesday, Feb 5 :: 6 pm
Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library :: 100 Larkin St.
FREE event, no ticket required.
https://www.greenfilmfest.org/encore_screening_warrior_women
02/05/2019 Tuesday February 05, 2019 6:00 pm  8:00 pm
Lecture: Food Policy in the Trump Era
UC Berkeley  Logan Multimedia Center 121 North Gate Hall, Berkeley, CA 94708
Join UC Berkeley for a special lecture series with celebrated author and scholar Marion Nestle.
Food Politics 2019: Food Policy in the Trump Era
Learn whats happening under the Trump administration to policies aimed at solving problems of undernutrition, obesity, and the effects of food production on the environment.
Introduction by Michael Pollan, John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Journalism.
This is the first lecture in a series of three special events:
February 12, 2019: https://bit.ly/2ANX9nh
February 19, 2019: https://bit.ly/2slNtLK
https://journalism.berkeley.edu/event/food-politics-2019-food-policy-in-the-trump-era/
02/06/2019 Wednesday, February 6, 2019
IndieFest: HARVEST SEASON at The Roxie
Roxie Theater
3117 16th St · San Francisco, CA
Hosted by Lee
From Bay Area Film Society
Californias Napa Valley is one of the premier wine growing regions in the world. It has been celebrated for at least four decades as a kind of American Eden, an idyllic and luxurious global destination. Yet the vineyard workers and the small producers with roots in the fields are rarely credited for the valley's famed bounty. Filmed over the course of one agricultural year, Harvest Season takes an other side of the valley approach, delving into the lives of people who are intimately connected to the winemaking process.
https://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Film-Society/events/258196369/?rv=ea1_v2&_xtd=gatlbWFpbF9jbGlja9oAJGMzOWQ2MmYzLWRhM2MtNDZhMS04ZGJlLTJlMjVkMTc1YWEzNw

02/06/2019 Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Evening with the Stars! Vegan Monk, Live and in Person!
plus Vegan dinner
Dave
FSan Francisco Vegan Events
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Opera Plaza Community Room
601 Van Ness Ave · San Francisco, CA
On Wed. Feb. 6 at 6 pm, the original Vegan Monk will share with us about his success as a vegan bodybuilder, what he eats to build up and maintain, what his routine is. And more than that. About his journey to veganism!
Joe "Monk" Coleman is a plantbased health and wellness coach. He specializes in holistic health. Monk is certified personal trainer, meditation instructor, public speaker, and a 3x pro natural physique bodybuilder.
Monk is driven by his own personal transformation from living a life full of drugs, alcohol, and violence- with no direction or purpose- to being a straight edge vegan and holistic life coach.
https://www.meetup.com/vegetarians/events/258457509/?gj=ro2_e&rv=ro2_e&_xtd=gatlbWFpbF9jbGlja9oAJDFiZDFiYmU4LWM3NTUtNDA0MS05MDMxLWNhZjlkY2IwNGYwNQ&_af=event&_af_eid=258457509
02/07/2019 Great news: Registration is OPEN for the upcoming Electrification Expo on Thursday, Feb. 7th from 3pm-8pm at Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley!
Come learn about fighting climate change in your home or apartment! See and touch appliance demos, attend a workshop, meet contractors, and talk to folks in the community who have made the switch and moved off of natural gas. Whether you're a renter or homeowner - you really can make a difference by switching to electric appliances! Learn more about the expo here.
The BCAC Electrification Working Group has been working hard to help the Ecology Center, the City of Berkeley, and our other partners but on this great event.
Please get in touch if you have any questions - and don't forget to register and spread the word!
See you there!
Minna Toloui
Program Manager, Ecology Center
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/east-bay-electrification-expo-fight-climate-change-in-a-clean-energy-home-tickets-53981768924

02/07/2019 Thursday February 7th, 4 pm and 5:30 pm
David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way Berkeley, CA 94704
The Serengeti Rules
one of the most important but untold science stories of our timea tale with profound implications for the fate of life on our planet. Beginning in the 1960s, a small band of young scientists headed out into the wilderness, driven by an insatiable curiosity about how nature works. Immersed in some of the most remote and spectacular places on Earthfrom the majestic Serengeti to the Amazon jungle; from the Arctic Ocean to Pacific tide poolsthey discovered a single set of rules that govern all life.
Now in the twilight of their eminent careers, these five unsung heroes of modern ecology share the stories of their adventures, reveal how their pioneering work flipped our view of nature on its head, and give us a chance to reimagine the world as it could and should be.
Both screenings this Thursday are free but registration is required. And please note that the 6:30 pm screening, which is followed by a panel discussion with featured scientists Dr. James Estes, Dr. Mary Power, Dr. Tony Sinclair and Dr. John Terborgh, has reached capacity. There is still limited seating available for the 4 pm show - learn more and RSVP here.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-serengeti-rules-afternoon-screening-tickets-54868917409
02/08/2019 Please join us February 8th and 9th for vegan dinner.
We will be preparing a seasonal Valentine's dinner
Friday 6:00 and 8:15
Saturday 5:30 and 7:45
@ 550 2nd Street, Oakland, Ca
Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite .
The ticket cost includes includes, dinner, tax, gratuity and a small ticketing fee. Seating times, preliminary menu and additional info can be viewed at Eventbrite.
Our dinner is always vegan with gluten free options. Please let us know if you are gluten free beforehand.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/february-dinner-at-encuentro-tickets-54953455264
02/08/2019 Friday February 08, 2019 5:00 pm  7:00 pm
Hungry for Change: Emerging Food Systems Leaders
UC Berkeley  Wurster Hall Berkeley, CA
Across California, an emerging generation of food system leaders is advancing food equity, justice, and health in new and transformative ways. The stories of these champions of change highlight our collective struggle and aspiration to reimagine how to feed communities fairly while healing the planet.
The evening will begin with a reception and tasty food before we sit down to listen to ten powerful stories of food system leadersstories that will connect and inspire.
The event is co-organized by Berkeley Food Institute (BFI) and Real Food Real Stories (RFRS), and builds upon BFIs Hungry for Change project.
https://ecologycenter.org/events/hungry-for-change-emerging-food-systems-leaders/
02/09/2019 6th Animal Film Festival, February 9 & 10
by Center for Animal Protection & Education (CAPE)
The 6th Animal Film Festival event info:
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Gold Miners Inn Ballroom, 121 Bank St., Grass Valley, CA
Doors open 6:00 pm, Visit tables hosted by local animal groups and AFF sponsors!
Show starts at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. There will be no intermission. The Vegan Van pop-up restaurant will be in the parking lot serving delicious, hot food.
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Nevada Theater, 401 Broad St., Nevada City, CA
Doors open 10:00 am - 4:30 pm, Intermission 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Short, student, documentary, animated and scripted films screened throughout the day. Filmmakers will take the stage to discuss their films. Enjoy delicious, hot, vegan lunch by Chef Ramona, served in the lobby during intermission. Lunch pre-order information will be listed on the AFF website in January 2019.
All proceeds from this event benefit CAPE animal rescue
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/6th-animal-film-festival-tickets-52371373187
02/09/2019 Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 5:30 PM  8:30 PM The Pollination Project's event Workshop With: Vivian Williams-Kurutz, who founded the Harlem Wellness Center and has been an advocate for health equity. Food Catered By: Cafe del Sol Location: The Nessel Home in Ross, CA (Attendees who have RSVP'ed will receive an email a week before the event with all the details) Ross, California https://www.facebook.com/events/2042369652728914/ RSVP Required: (space is limited)* Please fill out RSVP form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfx6rf7ydkQrPVWEKXAa2ZQkSGAp_1mWD73SYUJMoJev8BAWA/viewform
02/09/2019 S+M Vegan at Vegan Republic
Public · Hosted by S+M Vegan and Animal Place's Vegan Republic
InterestedGoing
Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 11 AM  3 PM
Animal Place's Vegan Republic
1624 University Ave, Berkeley, California 94703
https://www.facebook.com/events/626184174451583/
02/09/2019 Green Group of Mt. Diablo Unitarian
Universalist Church presents:
RACING EXTINCTION
Is a film by documentary filmmaker Louie Psihoyos, who along with activists, scientists and others, draws attention to mankind's role, and impact of climate change, in a potential loss of at least half of the world's species.
CLIMATE CHANGE - GREEN NEW DEAL
Following the screening: Young people from the Sunrise Movement, a grassroots organization that advocates for political action on climate change, will talk about the GREEN NEW DEAL! This is the group that has been in the news and endorsed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
PLEASE JOIN US!
Saturday, February 9, 2019 ~ 7 PM
Bortin Hall
Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church,
55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek
IS A FREE EVENT!
Interfaith Climate Action Network of Contra Costa County and Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center
02/09/2019 FEB 9 1:30 PM  3 PM
Divest to Invest - In a Healthy Future!
Public · Hosted by Fossil Free California and 350 Bay Area
Berkeley Public Library
1125 University Ave, Berkeley, California 94702
Join us to hear why personal divestment is a powerful tool in the struggle for climate justice. This 90-minute workshop will explain why fossil fuel divestment matters, the role divestment has played in civil rights movements throughout history and how you can do it! This workshop is for everyone even if you are thinking about opening your first bank account or have been investing for many years.
We will be highlighting clean investment tools, our divestment mentorship program and local climate and divestment activism. Come get connected and join the divestment movement for a more beautiful world.
We will meet in the community room at the West Berkeley Library 1125 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
https://www.facebook.com/events/981263452058671/
02/10/2019 UC Berkeley Destroys Trees at People's Park and Across Campus
Over the last few weeks UC Berkeley sent in its contractors to destroy dozens of trees at People's Park in Berkeley, claiming it was for "maintenance", though really, the university wants to build student housing on this historical landmark. News reports say UC planned to also remove trees in other locations, including at the old art museum, the Women's Faculty Club, the Boalt parking lot, and the Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library. After UC attacked the park, protesters defending the park were attacked Charlottesville-style by a driver who injured a blind homeless man resting on the sidewalk, and destroyed a bike as its rider barely escaped getting hit.
To find out more, and to get involved in the defense of the park, please check out these events and websites:
People's Park Campus Discussion
Thursdays 6pm (keep an eye on http://www.peoplespark.org/wp/ for updates)
UC Berkeley, Eshleman Hall Room 338
2465 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720
The Continuing Struggle at People's Park in Berkeley
Sunday, February 10, 2019, 10:30am-12:30pm
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
02/11/2019 Monday, February 11, 7:30 PM
Vandana Shiva + Vijaya Nagarajan: Women, Ritual, Ecology in India
First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley
Vandana Shiva is an Indian scholar, environmental activist, food sovereignty advocate, and alter-globalization author. Currently based in Delhi, she has authored more than twenty books, Including Who Really Feeds the World?, The Failures of Agribusiness and the Promise of Agroecology and Making Peace wth the Earth. She is one of the leaders and board members of the International Forum on Globalization (along with Jerry Mander, Edward Goldsmith, Ralph Nader, Jeremy Rifkin) and a figure of the global solidarity movement known as the alter-globalization movement. She has argued for the wisdom of many traditional practices, as evidenced by her interview in the book Vedic Ecology. She is a member of the scientific committee of the Fundacion IDEAS, Spain's Socialist Party's think tank. She is also a member of the International Organization for a Participatory Society. She received the Right Livelihood Award in 1993, an honor known as an "Alternative Nobel Prize". Before becoming an activist, Shiva was one of India's leading physicists.
Vijaya Nagarajan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theology/Religious Studies and in the Program of Environmental Studies at the University of San Francisco. She writes about Hinduism, gender, ritual, ecology and the commons. Recently her work has centered around spiritual autobiographies of place, especially around immigration and motherhood. She has been active in the American Academy of Religion and in environmental movements in the United States.
Advance tickets: $12: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3924768 :: T: 800-838-300
or Pegasus (3 sites), Books Inc (Berkeley), Moe's, Walden Pond Bookstore, East Bay Books Mrs. Dalloway's
$15 door KPFA benefit
02/12/2019 Tuesday February 12, 2019 6:00 pm  8:00 pm
Lecture: Nutrition Science Under Siege
UC Berkeley  Logan Multimedia Center 121 North Gate Hall, Berkeley, CA 94708
Join UC Berkeley for a special lecture series with celebrated author and scholar Marion Nestle.
Food Politics 2019: Nutrition Science Under Siege
Nutrition science is under attack from statisticians and the food industry. Who stands to gain and what might be lost?
Introduction by Nina F. Ichikawa, interim director of the Berkeley Food Institute.
This is the second lecture in a series of three special events:
February 5, 2019: https://bit.ly/2FsigiW
February 19, 2019: https://bit.ly/2slNtLK
https://ecologycenter.org/events/lecture-nutrition-science-under-siege/
02/12/2019 Zen and the Art of Mushroom Huntiing
Tuesday, February 12, 7  9 pm
St. Albans Parish Hall, 1501 Washington Ave., Albany
Debbie Viess, co-founder of the Bay Area Mycological Society (BAMS), shares here deep knowledge and celebrates the beauty and wonder of the Bay Areas fungi. Photos and stories will illuminate where fungi live, their diverse forms and functions, their human impacts, and myriad ways to access this often occult world.
Refreshments 7 PM, talks 7:30 PM. Talks are free, but seating is limited. Spring schedule here
https://ecologycenter.org/events/zen-and-the-art-of-mushroom-hunting/
02/12/2019 Nutrition Science Under Siege, Marion Nestle
Tuesday, February 12, 6:00 pm
Logan Multimedia Center, UCB Graduate School of Journalism, North Gate Hall
Nutrition science is under attack from statisticians and the food industry.
Who stands to gain and what might be lost? Recent government policy changes are eroding programs aimed at feeding the hungry, curbing obesity, and protecting the environment. What can consumers and citizens do?
RSVP First come, first served
https://journalism.berkeley.edu/event/food-politics-2019-food-politics-2019-nutrition-science/
https://mailchi.mp/f605c0c264db/special-invitation-3-part-series-with-food-author-marion-nestle-starting-feb-5-rsvp-391847?e=1084df681b
02/13/2019 Wednesday, February 13, 2019 6:15 PM to 7:50 PM
Weeknight dinner at Easy Creole
Bay Area Vegan Food Lovers
Easy Creole
1761 Alcatraz Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703
RSVPs will open in February
Hosted by Michelle
Moved to the suburbs recently, still trying to stay connected to other veg*ans.

https://www.meetup.com/bay-area-vegan-food-lovers/events/258138298/?rv=ea1_v2&_xtd=gatlbWFpbF9jbGlja9oAJDFmZmY4OGExLTNlMjEtNGRmZS04MGY3LTdkMjRlODQzNWI0MQ

02/13/2019 Celebrate Valentine's day dinner with 20 % off special!
Loving Hut Great Mall, Milpitas
608 Great Mall Dr. Entrance 4
Wednesday, February, 13th from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Come and enjoy variety of yummy dishes!
https://www.meetup.com/Social-Vegans/events/258283931/?_xtd=gatlbWFpbF9jbGlja9oAJDc5ZmMzOTZlLTkzM2EtNDA1YS05NmU5LTg5YjkxOTA5NTMzYQ
02/13/2019 Wednesday, February 13, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Movie Nite! "Running For Good," plus Valentine's Dinner!
Plus full vegan dinner.
Opera Plaza Community Room
601 Van Ness Ave · San Francisco, CA
From San Francisco Vegan Events
MOVIE NITE! "RUNNING FOR GOOD" THE FIONA OAKES STORY, WED. FEB. 13 AT 6 PM, PLUS VALENTINE'S DINNER!
On Wed. Feb. 13 at 6 pm, watch the inspiring story of Fiona Oakes. From Executive Producer James Cromwell and award-winning director Keegan Kuhn (Cowspiracy, What The Health) comes RUNNING FOR GOOD, the feature-length sports documentary narrated by Rich Roll (Finding Ultra), following world record marathon runner Fiona Oakes in her attempt not only to set a new global record in endurance racing, but to compete in the toughest footrace on earth, the Marathon Des Sables, a 250km race through the Sahara Desert.
Fiona Oakes has made a name for herself as a unique endurance runner. She is the fastest woman in the world to run a marathon on all seven continents, and the north pole, in both cumulative and elapsed time. Fionas achievements are made even more astounding due to the fact that she was told at age 14 that she would never walk properly, let alone ever run. She would undergo more than 17 radical knee surgeries which ultimately led to having her entire right kneecap removed. The process was agonizing, the rehab worse, the records shes gone on to set even more astounding.
https://www.meetup.com/vegetarians/events/258483827/?rv=ea1_v2&_xtd=gatlbWFpbF9jbGlja9oAJDA5MzA4MzNmLTU4OWQtNDA0NS1hMWQ5LTkzY2Y1NTY5Y2E0Zg
https://www.facebook.com/events/310206032962057/
02/14/2019 Heart Day Soiree with Gourmet Raw and Vegan Fusion Dinner
EAST BAY RAW: Raw & Vegan Food & Health
Thursday, February 14, 2019
6:30 PM to 10:30 pm
Classic Cars West
411 26th St
Oakland, CA 94612
https://www.meetup.com/The-East-Bay-Raw-And-Vegan-Meetup-Group/events/258708001/?rv=me1&_xtd=gatlbWFpbF9jbGlja9oAJGQ4NzVhNGJlLThhMDktNGQ3Zi1iM2VkLWY5NDI5NTQ1YjFmNQ
02/15/2019 Come learn about reducing the use of toxic chemicals for a healthier world at the Flame Retardant Dilemma and Beyond on February 15th at UC Berkeley.
Please join us for a day of engaging lectures and conversations about reducing exposure to harmful chemicals in everyday products and the environment. Since 2007, these annual symposia have educated decision-makers in government, business, academia, and civil society about chemicals of concern and led to better policy and purchasing to protect public health.
Date & Time: Friday, February 15, 2019, 8:30am  4:00pm
Location: 150 University Hall, UC Berkeley, 2199 Addison Street, Berkeley, California, USA.
http://greensciencepolicy.org/the-flame-retardant-dilemma-and-beyond-2019/
02/15/2019 Friday February 15 @ 7:30 pm
Film Secret Ingredients
GMO's theaten you and your family's health
Tickets & Snacks
Doors open at 7:00
Pt Richmond Community Center
We need at least 15 pre-paid ticket holders on the Thursday before the date
of the movie to know if we can afford to present the film.
http://www.magicklantern.org/admission-concessions
02/16/2019 Dawn scheduled a new Meetup in Rancho Compasión Farm Sanctuary Volunteers Just now

Rancho Compasion Volunteer Work Day!
Rancho Compasión Farm Sanctuary Volunteers
Saturday, February 16, 2019
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Private residence
Nicasio Valley Road
Nicasio, ca 94946
Hello RC volunteer team! We desperately need some hands to help us lay gravel and bark in the paddock area. It is getting super boggy and depriving the animals of a dry place to rest. We plan to lay paving stones two deep in our open barn area and t...
https://www.meetup.com/Rancho-Compasion-a-non-profit-farm-animal-sanctuary/events/258677410/
02/16/2019 World Love for Dolphins Day
Saturday, February 16, 2019 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Please join Sea shepherd Norcal for World Love For Dolphins Day!
We will stand and speak out for captive Dolphins this year at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo. Six Flags offers a Dolphin Discovery Encounter where the public enters the water with the captive dolphins. These dolphins lead a miserable life in tanks, to be abused by humans as entertainment. Dolphins are fed only when they perform the unnatural tricks for the amusement of ticket purchasers.
Six Flags has a horrific history of animal welfare abuses that have been reported to the USDA. Since 1997, over 30 captive animals are known to have died there. Dolphins are kept in tiny tanks with poor water quality, given drugs, and have reward feeding based on doing tricks. In addition, they have an improper diet of frozen fish.
Do not believe the lies from the captive industry!
Location: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
1001 Fairgrounds Dr. SW
Vallejo, CA 94589
Fees: Free
Contact: norcal@seashepherd.org
https://my.seashepherd.org/?pid=203&srcid=183&cid=1&ceid=1953&cerid=0&cdt=2%;2f16%2f2019
02/16/2019 Black Hands in the Soil: A film celebration of Black Farming
Documentary Film: Forty Acres and a Mule plus 3 shorts
Saturday, February 16, 7  9 pm
2727 Fruitvale Ave., Oakland
https://www.verlocal.com/pages/payment_page?listing_id=13382&dt=2019-02-16&tab=about_page&hb=t
02/16/2019 Dinner At Golden Era SF
Bay Area Vegan Food Lovers
Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Golden Era
395 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
https://www.meetup.com/bay-area-vegan-food-lovers/events/258709670/?rv=co1&_xtd=gatlbWFpbF9jbGlja9oAJDBjNWQ1MDZjLTRiOWEtNDZjZC1iMzdhLWQ3YjQ0ZWJiZWFkZA
02/16/2019 You are invited to the exciting Darwin Day! Please come and enjoy it.
Saturday, February 16
Check in: 12:30 PM
Program: 1 to 5 PM
Reception with speakers: 5 to 6:30 PM
Donner Laboratory Building, Auditorium (Room 155), University of California campus, Berkeley
6 block walk from downtown Berkeley BART station
You can park in the inexpensive off-campus parking lot (only $2.00 per hour) called Upper Hearst Structure at Hearst Avenue and Gayley Road. From this lot, walk one block south on Gayley (toward Cals football stadium), and turn right at the first road into campus that you encounter. Walk 50 yards and turn right at the first corner, and then walk 50 yards and you will encounter the Donner Lab Building on your right. Pass the first door on it that you see. You will be in the on-campus parking lot (which you cannot park in) when you see the second door, which is the entrance to the event. It is easy to find, but also there will be signs to guide you.
Here is the amazing line up of speakers this year
Program for adults is only $25.00 in advance, $32.00 at the door
Program for children is only $12.00 in advance, $16.00 at the door.
Reception is $140.00 in advance, $170.00 at the door
The reception is with all the speakers, with the opportunity to speak with each of them and socialize with fellow attendees. Drinks and delicious snacks will be provided.
Please get your tickets at this link:
https://paypal.me/darwinday?locale.x=en_US
If you have questions or need a discount for the program or the reception, please call or text David Seaborg, the organizer, at 925-938-9206, or email him at davidseaborg88@gmail.com.
02/16/2019 Bay Area Extinction Rebellion OpenerNew Location!Feb 16
Join Extinction Rebellion SF Bay Area for an opening ceremony and solidarity demonstration at beautiful Lake Merritt, Oakland. Come to collectively share the burden of grief and declare willingness to act, both for each other and for all life. This event will include a climate ribbon ceremony, a silent march, art and music, amazing speakers, and probably some ice (no spoilers).
BRING:
Layers and comfortable shoes, water and your own snacks (enough to share never hurts but only what you can comfortably carry around).
Your own signs, banners, puppets, etc. Some great art has beeb created for this event, but everyone is encouraged to create their own  we love your style.
Saturday, February 16
3:30 PM
WHERE
Athol Plaza 1698 22nd Ave., Oakland
https://www.facebook.com/events/392543678222337/
02/17/2019 Vic Sadot Memorial Open Mic
Sunday February 17 from 3 PM to 7 PM in Fellowship Hall at Cedar and Bonita in Berkeley
Come share memories of Vic, the Broadside Balladeer and Truth Troubador, with a song, a poem, a story, or a dance.
Food provided. Additional dishes are most welcome.
Vic chaired the Social Justice Committee for several years and kept the Open Mic going, often hosting as well as performing. (Phoebe got Country Joe McDonald to move it to the BFUU Hall when Cafe de la Paz closed where Joe had started the popular open mic.)
02/17/2019 FEB17
Om Sabor Pop-Up at Animal Place's Vegan Republic
Sun 12 PM · Animal Place's Vegan Republic · Berkeley, California
Susan, Erica and 4 friends
Om Sabor will be popping up with an Indian Mexican Fusion at Animal Place's Vegan Republic on
Sunday, February 17th from 12-4pm. Come say hi and grab some of their amazing food!... See More
02/19/2019 Lecture: An Agenda for the Food Movement
Tuesday February 19, 2019 6:00 pm  8:00 pm
UC Berkeley  Logan Multimedia Center 121 North Gate Hall, Berkeley, CA 94708
Join UC Berkeley for a special lecture series with celebrated author and scholar Marion Nestle.
Food Politics 2019: An Agenda for the Food Movement
Recent government policy changes are eroding programs aimed at feeding the hungry, curbing obesity, and protecting the environment. What can consumers and citizens do?
Introduction by Malia Wollan, director of the UC Berkeley-11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship.
This is the third lecture in a series of three special events:
https://ecologycenter.org/events/lecture-an-agenda-for-the-food-movement/
02/19/2019
Dental Health
San Francisco Vegan Events
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA 94102
Details
A recent CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) report says 47.2% of adults aged 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease and that it increases with age. What are the warning signs of gum disease? How do you know if you have...
Learn more
Hosted by sunny
https://www.meetup.com/vegetarians/events/258957872/?rv=ea1_v2&_xtd=gatlbWFpbF9jbGlja9oAJDY0YTNjZTU3LTZiZjQtNDJkMC05MmZkLTM3NGEwNDk1NTQ4Yg
02/20/2019 FEBRUARY 20, 2019 EAST BAY GREEN DRINKS
Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (PST)
Lost & Found Beer Garden
2040 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612
02/20/2019 Wednesday, February 20, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Opera Plaza Community Room
601 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102
Details
MEET DEBORAH BLUM, FOUNDER OF GOATLANDIA, meet a pioneer of the farm animal sanctuary movement. Deborah Blum is a former restaurateur, swimwear designer and commercial pilot who flew corporate and cargo...
https://www.meetup.com/vegetarians/events/258977906/?rv=ea1_v2&_xtd=gatlbWFpbF9jbGlja9oAJDNiNzMzNDAwLWUyMTMtNGRiOS1hMjYxLTU5Y2I3MTg2MjlkNQ
02/22/2019 Tue Jan 22
5:00 PM Happy Hour before the American Cetacean Society Presentation
at Sausalito Seahorse
https://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Forty-Plus/events/257090373/?gj=ro2_e&rv=ro2_e&_xtd=gatlbWFpbF9jbGlja9oAJDk2ODY2YWEzLWFhMjctNDM4My04YjMwLWEyZjYyYjUxYzk3Zg
02/22/2019 Tuesday, January 22, 2019 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Bay Model Visitor Center
2100 Bridgeway · Sausalito, CA
Jodi Frediani, "Lions and Leopards and Whales, Oh My!"
Robyn Carmel
Hosted by Robyn Carmel
From Bay Area 40+ Social Group
https://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Forty-Plus/events/257090337/?gj=ro2_e&rv=ro2_e&_xtd=gatlbWFpbF9jbGlja9oAJDk2ODY2YWEzLWFhMjctNDM4My04YjMwLWEyZjYyYjUxYzk3Zg

02/23/2019 Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 11 AM  2 PM
Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, California 94609
Bay Area Vegan Mac Down
Hosted by Factory Farming Awareness Coalition (FFAC)
https://www.facebook.com/events/300353077350097/">https://www.facebook.com/events/300353077350097/
02/23/2019 Feb 23, Transition Berkeley's REPAIR SHARE at Berkeley Adult School, San Pablo Ave. at Curtis St. 11:00 to 3pm: https://mailchi.mp/d6eff9705396/transition-berkeley-digest-2519?e=9c393b277c
Walk-ins welcome, but pre-registering helps them plan: https://www.cultureofrepair.org/registration
Bring one or two things that need to be fixed. You may also offer your own services/talents/skills if you wish to cut down on landfill and help repair lamps, toys, furniture, electronics, appliances, bicycles, clothing, or jewelry, etc.
There's another FIXT IT CLINIC 3/2 1:00 - 4:00 at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library.
02/23/2019 an upcoming Nature event hosted by my ecotherapy mentor and good friend Ariana Candell and fellow poet and nature connection guide Kai Seidenburg. Heres the details:
Join us to experience a peaceful and healing nature immersion journey. Together we will open to a deep and respectful relationship with the land, plant our spring seeds of intention, receive guidance from nature allies, and express our gratitude. You will leave feeling profoundly restored and rejuvenated, and with practices you can use to access healing and inspiration from the natural world wherever you are. Saturday Feb 23rd, 1:00-4:00 pm, Redwood Park, Oakland Hills.
https://ournatureconnection.com/upcoming-events/deep-nourishment-a-nature-based-mini-retreat-oakland-hills/
02/23/2019 Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 6:15 PM
Dinner at Nature Vegetarian
Bay Area Vegan Food Lovers
Nature Vegetarian Restaurant
1116 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94607

https://www.meetup.com/bay-area-vegan-food-lovers/events/259064340/?rv=co1&_xtd=gatlbWFpbF9jbGlja9oAJGE2ZDdhMjFhLWM3Y2ItNGYyZC1hNzZkLTZkOWM0MWE4ZTUwMQ">https://www.meetup.com/bay-area-vegan-food-lovers/events/259064340/?rv=co1&_xtd=gatlbWFpbF9jbGlja9oAJGE2ZDdhMjFhLWM3Y2ItNGYyZC1hNzZkLTZkOWM0MWE4ZTUwMQ

02/24/2019 Greetings Gardeners and Supporters of the Ashby Garden:
We would like to invite you to a presentation by a Youth Group from the City of Berkeley about Vision 2050. It will be held at the Ashby Garden on February 24th at 2 pm.
02/24/2019 Coal Out of Richmond! Canvassing, Feb 24
Mile-long coal trains of 100 open railcars run through residential neighborhoods and are unloaded at the Richmond-Levin terminal for shipment to Asia and Mexico. Come canvassing to get the toxic, climate-killing coal out of Richmond.
Sun Feb 24, 1:30  4 PM
Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
2540 Macdonald Ave, Richmond
02/26/2019 Tues., Feb 26 6:00pm - 8:30pm Green Film Fest El Rio Patio 3158 Mission Street Best of the Fest Screening & Mixer at El Rio Join us for our Spring Fundraiser, a lively outdoor screening shorts showcase of five of our 2018 Festival short film favorites and top award winners. Your support helps us to maintain the momentum of the green movement and continue bringing stories that spark green ideas and actions! An evening of drinks, snacks, music, top short films, and discussions with local filmmakers with our eco-savvy, movie-loving community. RSVP today! Schedule 6:00pm - 7:00pm Drinks Mixer 7:00pm - 8:00pm Screening: Best of the Fest Short Films Symphony for Nature (Anne Flatté, 27 min) Ciclo (Esteban Kaufer, 17 min) Invisible Blanket (Pasha Reshikov, 8 min) Joaquin and Gemma (Gemma Anderson: Scientist, Jin Joo: Filmmaker., 2 min) Dignity at a Monumental Scale (Kelly Whalen, USA, 2018, 8 min) 8:00pm - 8:30pm Guest Speaker / Filmmaker Discussion https://www.greenfilmfest.org/best_of_the_fest_screening_mixer
02/27/2019 Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 4 PM to 8:30pm
French Mexican Vegan Pop Up
Om Sabor's event
Blush! wine bar
476 Castro St, San Francisco, California 94114
https://www.facebook.com/events/990028221206939/">https://www.facebook.com/events/990028221206939/
02/27/2019 Building to Cool the PlanetBeyond 'Green Building'
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
7:00 - 9:00pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Marin Health and Wellness Campus, RM 109-110
3240 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA
Join us for an eye-opening evening about building materials and design, carbon, and the future!
By 2060, the world is projected to add 2.5 trillion square feet of buildings.* This is the equivalent of adding an entire New York City to the planet every 34 days for the next 40 years.
https://marinefm.org/Sys/TermsOfUse?ReturnUrl=%;2fSys%2fInviteeReply%2fAttendReply%3feventId%3d3157047
02/28/2019 Communities for a Better Environment 40th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday February 28, 2019 6:30 pm  10:00 pm
Ed Roberts Campus 3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 94703
Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) is celebrating 40 years! They are hosting a Norcal party honoring local Environmental Justice Champions with members, CBE alumni, funders, donors and allies. Join them to reflect and look onward.
For further information about the event, please Click Here. For questions about sponsorships contact Dinah Dominguez at (323) 826-9771 ext 122 or dinah@cbecal.org.
To mail in your reservation, download the brochure here and send to:
Communities for a Better Environment
Attn: Rooted in Love  40th Anniversary
6325 Pacific Blvd. Suite 300
Huntington Park, CA 90255
http://www.cbecal.org/about/40years/

March 2019

Event Start DateEvent
03/02/2019 MAR2
UPC's Conscious Eating Conference 2019!
Sat 10 AM · David Brower Center · Berkeley, California
Milena, Steve and Amy are interested
The Conscious Eating Conference brings expert speakers from across the country to Berkeley, California to share their ideas about the best food choices we can make for the planet, ourselves, and other animals. This year we will explore the future of food, hear about the changing ethics in agriculture, and have a lively debate regarding the innovation of cell-based meat.
You don't want to miss this exciting day of information exchange and advocacy support!
Students are free with ID, for free student registration, contact hope@upc-online.org. All others- $25 pre-register, $35 at the door. Continental breakfast, snacks, and lunch are included.
For more information and to register: http://www.upc-online.org/forums/2019/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ConsciousEatingConference/
03/02/2019 Saturday, March 2, 2019
David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA
Join United Poultry Concerns for our 8th annual Conscious Eating Conference in Berkeley, California. Our conference features bold, informative speakers from across the country to share their expertise on issues affecting farmed animals.
This year we will have a stimulating debate on the issue of cell-based (also called in-vitro, clean, cultured) meat. Some animal advocacy organizations, as well as agribusiness heavy hitters like Tyson foods, are investing in the research, viability, and marketability of cell-based meats. But as the technology becomes reality, others in the animal rights community have raised red flags. The debate over cell-based meat and whether we, as animal activists, should be putting our time and resources into this innovation is gaining traction. We feel that animal advocates need to know more about this emerging issue and are hosting a debate with leading experts on the subject.
https://upc-online.org/forums/2019/
03/07/2019 Rodeo Town Hall on Refinery Expansion, March 7
Learn what we can do to stop Phillips 66's very dangerous plans to expand tar sands refining at their Rodeo facility.
Thurs, March 7, 6:00  8:30 PM
Rodeo Hills Elementary School
All Purpose Room
545 Garretson St, Rodeo
http://www.sunflower-alliance.org/rodeo-town-hall-on-refinery-expansion-march-7/
03/09/2019 Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7 PM  9 PM
<International Ocean Film Festival - Chasing The Thunder
Public · Hosted by Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center and International Ocean Film Festival
Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center
1118 4th St, San Rafael, California 94901

https://www.facebook.com/events/1648141021997883/">https://www.facebook.com/events/1648141021997883/
03/14/2019 What Is Humane Meat?: Screening of "Eating Animals" 

Thursday, Mar. 14, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley www.bfuu.org

Join Slow Food East Bay and Transition Berkeley to delve into the prickly questions involved in raising livestock for food. The truth is - people eat meat. Instead of arguing that it shouldnt be so, lets talk about how to do it better. How we serve those needs and desires determines the welfare of many animals, the health of the planet and ourselves. Is there such a thing as humane meat? Can a small group of dedicated farmers change the agricultural industry? How can we encourage people to eat less, but better quality, meat? Start at 6pm with a potluck demonstrating Slow Food values of Good Clean and Fair, then watch Eating Animals, a documentary by Jonathan Safran Foer and Natalie Portman. After, hear from & ask questions of a panel made up of both omnivorous and plant-based guests, all involved in the good food movement from the production to the policy side.

Sponsored by Slow Food East Bay,Transition Berkeley and BFUU Social Justice Committee.

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email: slowfoodeastbay@gmail

Suggested Donation: $5  20 to cover event costs. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Wheelchair accessible.

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03/14/2019 Thursday, March 14, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
What Is Humane Meat?: Screening of "Eating Animals"
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists' Hall, 1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley
Join Slow Food East Bay and Transition Berkeley to delve into the prickly questions involved in raising livestock for food. The truth is - people eat meat. Instead of arguing that it shouldn't be so, let's talk about how to do it better. How we serve those needs and desires determines the welfare of many animals, the health of the planet and ourselves. Is there such a thing as 'humane meat'? Can a small group of dedicated farmers change the agricultural industry? How can we encourage people to eat less, but better quality, meat? Start at 6pm with a potluck demonstrating Slow Food values of Good Clean and Fair, then watch "Eating Animals", a documentary by Jonathan Safran Foer and Natalie Portman. After, hear from & ask questions of a panel made up of both omnivorous and plant-based guests, all involved in the good food movement from the production to the policy side.
Sponsored by Slow Food East Bay,Transition Berkeley and BFUU Social Justice Committee.
FB event: https://bit.ly/2SqGP6K
eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2RVk31u
email: slowfoodeastbay@gmail.com
http://www.bfuu.org
03/18/2019 CalPERS Watch: Join Us in Sacramento, March 18
In 2018, energy was the worst-performing sector on the SP500 stock index, losing almost 20 percent of its value. CalPERS has not revealed its losses, but the numbers dont lie. By failing to divest from fossil fuels, the fund clearly left money on the table. We're heading to the March 18 Investment Committee meeting (a review of ESG factors) to send a strong message. Join us! Read more.
Fossil Free California asks our huge state pension funds, CalPERS and CalSTRS, to reallocate investments to help loosen fossil fuels' death grip on our investments, our politicians, and our planet. We have big plans for 2019, and we need your help
https://fossilfreeca.org/2019/01/24/calpers-watch-campaign-updates/?link_id=6&can_id=37e90a4232e91ddd52763c045fca594c&source=email-news-from-fossil-free-california-february-2019&email_referrer=email_481497&email_subject=news-from-fossil-free-california-february-2019
03/23/2019 Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 from 1-4 PM
Free Film Screening: H.O.P.E: What You Eat Matters, documentary
San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St, Koret Auditorium, Lower Level.
H.O.P.E: What You Eat Matters is a life-changing documentary uncovering and revealing the effects of our typical Western diet on our health, the environment, and animals. The film has a clear message: By changing our eating habits, we can change the world. H.O.P.E: What You Eat Matters, written and directed by Nina Messenger. ( 2018. 93 min.)

View the trailer here
https://www.hope-theproject.com/the-film/trailer/

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-film-screening-hope-what-you-eat-matters-documentary-tickets-56083322728

https://www.facebook.com/events/248306426057827/

May 2019

Event Start DateEvent
05/11/2019 MAY11
Empty The Tanks 2019 ~ Vallejo, CA
Public · Hosted by Lisa Robles and Cristen Esquibel
Lisa Robles invited you
Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 11 AM  1 PM
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
1001 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo, California 94589
On Saturday, May 11th, 2019, protests and educational events will be held all over the world in front of marine parks and aquariums. If the park is exploiting marine mammals for entertainment and profit then we want people out front creating noise and awareness. The only way to see an end to this abuse of dolphins is to get the general public to stop buying tickets. We need your voice, your posters, and your dedication to seeing an end to the marine mammal captivity industry. Information and education is vital - our signs tell the stories and we will have flyers to hand out.
* Time: 11AM - 1PM
*This is a PEACEFUL protest!
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