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March 2020

Event Start DateEvent
03/04/2020 Wed, March 4, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Opera Plaza Community Room
601 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA, 94102
vegan dinner plus
A BALANCED AND STRATEGIC APPROACH TO PLANT-BASED STRENGTH, WITH MARCOS HURTADO, WEDS. MARCH 4 AT 6 PM
Do you need guidance with your overall health and fitness? Have you tried to figure out a program on your own, but had no clue where to start? Do you need the initial bit of motivation to start on the path to the life that YOU want?
https://www.meetup.com/vegetarians/events/269052320/
03/06/2020 Friday, March 6, 2020 10:30 AM to Noon
Goodbye brunch (to Michelle) at Rooted
Bay Area Vegan Food Lovers
Rooted
1941 Oak Park Blvd #10
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

https://www.meetup.com/bay-area-vegan-food-lovers/events/269061428/">https://www.meetup.com/bay-area-vegan-food-lovers/events/269061428/

03/07/2020 Saturday, March 7, 2020 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Private residence
Nicasio Valley Road Nicasio, ca 94946
Rancho Compasion Volunteer Work Day!
Rancho Compasión Farm Sanctuary Volunteers
" What we'll do: Who likes getting down and dirty while doing good deeds surrounded by the wonderful critters of Rancho? Come join us to muck some stalls, care for our critters, and share a few hours with like minded people in gorgeous Nicasio. If y...
Learn more
Hosted by Jenny Loda
https://www.meetup.com/Rancho-Compasion-a-non-profit-farm-animal-sanctuary/events/268863942/">https://www.meetup.com/Rancho-Compasion-a-non-profit-farm-animal-sanctuary/events/268863942/
03/07/2020 Saturday, March 7th
10 - 12:30pm at Bear Valley Visitor Center
Next Tule Elk Vigil
FB Invite Here
https://www.facebook.com/events/1037723266595820/
Please share this video if you feel inspired.
https://youtu.be/K5mlJ9uiZno
03/10/2020 March 10 & 24. 6pm
oppose 5g roll-out in BerkeleyPls calendar Berkeley City Council March 10 & 24. 6pm on Addison St. just west of Bonar. Cede your public comment minute to a WiRED member if you don't wish to speak. We'll have signs for people to hold.
https://www.gofundme.com/f/ProtectBerkeleyfrom5G
03/10/2020 March 10 & 24. 6pm
oppose 5g roll-out in BerkeleyPls calendar Berkeley City Council March 10 & 24. 6pm on Addison St. just west of Bonar. Cede your public comment minute to a WiRED member if you don't wish to speak. We'll have signs for people to hold.
https://www.gofundme.com/f/ProtectBerkeleyfrom5G
03/10/2020 March 10th, 2020 5:30-7:30PM
Join Heart 2 Heart in learning about lung health and indoor air pollution as we collaborate with Respiratory Therapist Rochelle Allen as well as StopWaste.
Location: Over 60 Health Center, 3260 Sacramento Street, 2nd floor conference room Berkeley
FREE & OPEN to the PUBLIC*all participants who attend will be entered into a raffle!*
Air quality is typically 2-5 times worse than outdoor air quality. Find out where pollutants, mold and allergens come from and how you can keep them out of your home.
For more information or to RSVP please contact: Joy Kirkwood, bkirkwood@lifelongmedical.org, 510-549-5419
03/11/2020 Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Coronavirus, 5g Network and Veganism, with Lisa Wong
San Francisco Vegan Events
Opera Plaza Community Room
601 Van Ness Ave San Francisco, CA 94102
Vegan dinner plus
CORONAVIRUS, 5G NETWORK AND VEGANISM, WITH LISA WONG, WEDS. MARCH 11 AT 6 PM Coronavirus is here. And the 5G cellular network is here. The two may be linked. The San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley are world centers for travel and trade. The r...
https://www.meetup.com/vegetarians/events/269149784/
03/14/2020 Mills College Art Museum, Rothwell Theater
The Cut-Outs: Molissa Fenley, Bob Holman, Keith Patchel
A cross-disciplinary performance featuring choreographer Molissa Fenley, poet Bob Holman and composer Keith Patchel, inspired by Henri Matisses pioneering paper cut-outs. Matisse described his approach to creating these colorful paper compositions as drawing with scissors. The performance will be accompanied by an exhibition of Cut Outs from Matisses Jazz Suite, from MCAMs Print Collection, in Slide Space 123, curated by Mills College Studio Art students.
03/14/2020 Saturday March 14, 2020 9:00 am  4:30 pm
8th Annual Zero Waste Youth Convergence
Laney College | Building A900 Fallon St, Oakland, CA 94607
The mission of Zero Waste Youth USA is to empower the next generation to create a zero waste future. Inspired by our peers in Brazil, Sweden, and the Philippines, the Annual Zero Waste Youth USA Convergence is dedicated to high school students, college students & young professionals to learn and collaborate for a zero waste future. Our focus this year is All Hand On Deck. Hear from inspiring students, young professionals, and community leaders on critical zero waste issues and solutions. The conference will be packed with keynote speakers, breakout sessions, workshops, raffles, and more! *Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided. Please Bring Your Own Essentials (BYOE)  reusable cup, plate/bowl, utensils, and handkerchief. Our goal is to have true Zero Waste event!
https://zwyc2020.bpt.me/
03/14/2020 Saturday March 14 from 10:00 -11:00 am is our next BYOC at 435 66 th Street.
Hope to see you there with mug in clean hands!
Anne Hebert
Fairview Park neighbors
03/15/2020 EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO VIRUS
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Doors 11AM; FILM 11:30-1:00PM (94 minutes); 1:00-2:00PM PANEL
Location: Freight & Salvage
2020 Addison Street Berkeley, CA 94704
The Ecology Center invites you to a private screening of The Story of Plastic. This private screening at the Freight and Salvage on March 15, 2020 comes ahead of its public release. The showing will be followed by a panel discussion featuring key hero's form the film and moderated by Shilpi Chhotray, Break Free From Plastic. There will also be opening remarks by City of Berkeley Vice Mayor, Sophie Hahn.
We hope to see you there!
NOTE: THIS IS A PRIVATE EVENT AND RSVP IS REQUIRED.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/private-screening-and-panel-the-story-of-plastic-tickets-95949931829
EVENT DETAILS:
SPEAKERS:
Sophie Hahn, City of Berkeley Vice Mayor
Shilpi Chhotray, Break Free From Plastic (Moderator)
PANEL DISCUSSION :
Stiv Wilson, Executive Producer, The Story of Plastic
Yvette Arellano, Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services
Jackie Nunez, Plastic Pollution Coalition
Martin Bourque, Ecology Center
About THE STORY OF PLASTIC:
THE STORY OF PLASTIC is a searing expose, uncovering the ugly truth behind plastic pollution and the false solution of plastic recycling. Different from every other plastic documentary you've seen,
03/16/2020 Food As Medicine-The World Peace Diet For a Healthier Body & Earth
Monday, March 16th, 2020, 6:30 PM  9:00 PM
$25.00 Advance tickets, $28.00 At the door
Vegetarian House
520 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA, 95112, United States

This World Peace Diet presentation is offered by Dr. Tuttle to provide effective responses to these questions and provides teachings as well as time for Q & A and discussion in a supportive and nurturing environment. This event also includes his uplifting original piano music and Madeleines visionary paintings.

You will gain the tools to understand the power of food to heal us not just physically, but also culturally and psychologically, and how ecological and climate health are connected with our food choices. Besides the lecture going more deeply into the teachings in The World Peace Diet, Dr. Tuttle, and his spouse Madeleine will share practical keys to reducing our environmental footprint, and to more healthy relationships and lifestyle choices.

Schedule as follows:

6:30 PM: Video presentation & appetizers

7:00 PM: Lecture by Will Tuttle, PH. D.

8:00 PM: Vegan buffet dinner

$25.00 Advance tickets, $28.00 At the door

Space is limited. Please RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/food-as-medicine-the-world-peace-diet-for-a-healthier-body-earth-tickets-96206547373
03/18/2020 Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 11:30 AM  1 PM
Save the Elk: NPS Headquarters Action
333 Bush Street · San Francisco
Dany, Jon and Christy
Save the Elk: NPS Headquarters Action
Public · Hosted by Save the Tule Elk and The Shame of Point Reyes
We will be continuing our pursuit to influence the National Park Service to do its job and protect wildlife.
National Park Service is approaching their decision on how to manage Point Reyes National Seashore. Will it be run like a National Park? Or, will it be run like a cattle operation?
The park's preferred plan hands over 20-year leases to industry-- despite decades of science and research showing how damaging the cattle operations are to wildlife. The preferred plan will allow 24 private ranches to expand and diversify their business on public land. The plan will also cap the Tule elk population so that the elk won't eat the grass leased for the cows. The elk are down to 1% of their original population. They are endemic to California and this is their natural habitat. They should be protected by our national parks-- NOT KILLED. Meanwhile, nearly 30% of the park is leased to cattle ranchers. There are almost 6,000 cows on the land, while there are only around 600 total elk on the land-- most fenced off in a peninsula unable to leave.
We will be hosting a peaceful demonstration outside the NPS Headquarters in San Francisco.
https://www.facebook.com/events/620563781840229/
03/18/2020 Wednesday, March 18, 2020 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Opera Plaza Community Room 601 Van Ness Ave San Francisco, CA 94102
vegan dinner plus
VEGAN OUTREACH 2020, WITH STEVE ERLSTEN AND MONICA CHEN, WEDS. MARCH 18 AT 6 PM 2020 is THE YEAR for Vegan Victory! On Weds. March 18 at 6 pm, Steve Erlsten, Outreach Director for Vegan Outreach, will share DARING plans for this year, 2020, to build...
Hosted by Dave
https://www.meetup.com/vegetarians/events/269390778/
03/19/2020 Thursday, March 19, 2020, 5 PM
Rally and March: No War against Iran!
BlackRock Inc., 400 Howard Street, San Francisco
RSVP to bayarea@jvp.org if you want to join a JVP contingent.
Join the San Francisco Bay Area Anti-War Coalition, in solidarity with the National Days of Action Against Sanctions, as we rally and march to demand an end to U.S. occupation in Iraq and all other countries. Join us to oppose an impending war with Iran on the Persian New Year, Nowruz, as well as the tragic commemoration of the 17th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. For decades, the United States has sought to dominate the Middle East through economic and military means. Now is the time for us to come together to start a new anti-war movement within the United States that is able to put an end to the U.S. war machine once and for all.
We Demand:
No War in Iran, No Sanctions on Iran
U.S. Out of Iraq, U.S. Troops Out of Iraq, Repeal the AUMF
03/21/2020 Saturday, March 21, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Udupi Palace
1903 University Ave · Berkeley, CA
Udupi Palace is a vegetarian restaurant offering South Indian cuisine.
Think dosas (wraps), Uthappam (pancake) and idly (rice cake) rather than the better-known North Indian dishes served at buffets. Tasty sauces to garnish the food with served on the side.
Most dishes can be made vegan. Make sure to ask the server that the sides are vegan as well.

https://www.meetup.com/bay-area-vegan-food-lovers/events/269369184/">https://www.meetup.com/bay-area-vegan-food-lovers/events/269369184/

03/22/2020 Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 pm
1376 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-2404
Rachel H invited you to Spring Equinox Celebration & Garden Birthday Party
A delicious potluck lunch/ snacks and good conversation await you in the garden!
https://www.facebook.com/events/933623000367592/
Also before:
Celebrate the Spring Equinox at the Ashby Community Garden along with my birthday (month, ha ha...).
A delicious potluck lunch/ snacks and good conversation await you in the garden!
This follows an herbal walk & medicine making workshop that you might also be interested in attending:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/medicine-garden-spring-equinox-2020-tickets-98673913331?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
03/27/2020 Friday, March 27, 2020 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
South San Francisco Film Screening: UNITY
San Francisco Vegan Events
NICK'S KITCHEN
223 Grand avenue South San Francisco, ca 94080
Details
Seven years in the making, UNITY is a new documentary that explores humanitys hopeful transformation from living-by-killing into living-by-loving. It is a unique film about compassion for all beings. Writer/Director Shaun Monson, collaborating with ...
Hosted by Van Luong
https://www.meetup.com/vegetarians/events/269081017/">https://www.meetup.com/vegetarians/events/269081017/
03/27/2020
South San Francisco Film Screening: UNITY
Fri, March 27, 2020, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Nicks Kitchen
223 Grand Ave, South San Francisco, CA, 94014, United States (map)

Seven years in the making, UNITY is a new documentary that explores humanitys hopeful transformation from living-by-killing into living-by-loving. It is a unique film about compassion for all beings. Writer/Director Shaun Monson, collaborating with an astounding cast of 100 celebrity narrators (never before gathered in the history of filmmaking), presents a message of love, tragedy, and hope.
https://youtu.be/csgQqiNSjaM
Dinner and movie for only $20.00!
Please RSVP at
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/south-san-francisco-film-screening-unity-tickets-97381198787

03/28/2020
CANCELED TO VIRUS
Humane Society Silicon Valley: The Fur Ball 2020 at Levi's® Stadium
Date: March 28th, 2020
Times: Grand Gala (5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) Dynamic Dining (6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.)
Levi's Stadium, 4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara, CA 95054

You and your pup are invited to The Fur Ball at Levi's® Stadium on March 28, 2020!
Choose your own experience and don't miss out on the evening of a lifetime. More information on our website.

hssv.org/thefurball
03/29/2020 Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 12 PM  3 PM
Funeral for the Slain and Forgotten Horses
Public · Hosted by Bay Area Animal Save
Golden Gate Fields
Join us at Bay Area Animal Saves first major vigil of 2020- where we will be holding a funeral for the 18+ horses who have died this year plus countless others who were retired and sold for slaughter at the hands of Golden Gate Fields from December 2019 until now. We will be honoring these 18+ horses with songs of liberation, speeches, a moment of silence, and leaving flowers at the entrance of Golden Gate Fields.
What to Wear: ALL BLACK and FUNERAL ATTIRE.
What to Bring: signs and leaflets will be provided but feel free to bring your own, as long as they remain non-violent and love based.
Bay Area Animal Save is a non-violent and love-based chapter of the worldwide Animal Save Movement, bringing awareness to the suffering of non-human animals in the food, entertainment, clothing, and vivisection industries. We bear witness to animals who are being exploited and who are on their way to slaughter.
If you have any questions or would like to take on a role, please message Emily Victoria on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/events/149595199363723/
03/29/2020 Wisdom Tree.0 Spring Detox: Forest Bathing in the Redwoods

Stressed? Depressed? Anxious? Forest bathing may be your path to a clearer, calmer mind. Drop out of your thoughts and into your senses with the ancient Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku. Besides the mental health benefits of forest bathing (stress relief and boosted mood), spending time slowing down in nature has also been shown to lower cholesterol and cortisol levels, boost killer K-cells that fight cancer, and offer an immune system boost that lasts up to three weeks. Emerging from a SoulLight forest bath will have you feeling refreshed, energized, and inspired to integrate your learnings into your daily life.

Join us for a guided forest bath on Sunday March 29th from 2-4:30pm on a beautiful trail leading to a redwood grove. Experienced forest bathing guide and ecotherapist Samantha Kanofsky (of Soul|Light Communications) will lead the group through a series of mindfulness and nature connection exercises designed to release stress, awaken the senses, access inner wisdom, and reignite a sense of childlike play.

Note: Please inquire if you have limited mobility and/or other questions about whether this event is right for you.


Sliding Scale Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wisdom-tree0-forest-bathing-spring-detox-tickets-96513467379


Event Details:

When: Sunday March 29th, 2:00-4:30pm

Where: Strawberry Canyon Lower Fire Trail (see google map here).

Transportation/Parking: Please arrive 15-20 minutes early to find parking (there's a small lot below the trailhead) or consider riding bikes/walking/public transit/rideshare.

What to Bring: Water, hat, comfortable clothes and walking shoes.

Sliding Scale Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wisdom-tree0-forest-bathing-spring-detox-tickets-96513467379

Questions? Email soullightcommunications@gmail.com. See you in the trees!

03/30/2020 Elk Grove Film Screening: Earthlings
Monday, March 30, 2020, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Loving Hut
8355 Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove, California 95758

EARTHLINGS is a feature-length documentary about humanity's absolute dependence on animals (for pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and scientific research) but also illustrates our complete disrespect for these so-called "non-human providers." The film is narrated by Academy Award nominee Joaquin Phoenix (GLADIATOR) and features music by the critically acclaimed platinum artist Moby .
https://youtu.be/LHNC78zy1SI
With the guest speakers Linda Middlesworth and Hope Bohanec

Linda Middlesworth is a Food for Life Nutrition Instructor for Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Neal Barnard, M.D. and an Aerobics Instructor for Calif. Family Fitness. She is the Organizer for Sacramento Vegan Society Meetup a Health Coach under the business, www.veganmentor.com.

Hope Bohanec is a published author, grassroots activist, works with the national non-profit United Poultry Concerns, and is Executive Director of Compassionate Living, a California based vegan advocacy organization. www.upc-online.org, www.compassionate-living.org.

Dinner and movie for only $15.00!
Please RSVP at,
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/elk-grove-film-screening-earthlings-tickets-97372801671

April 2020

Event Start DateEvent
04/05/2020 Borgen Project Information Event: Year-Round Internship Opportunities

The Borgen Project is a bipartisan non-profit organization focused on ending world hunger through political advocacy. Come learn about the different internship opportunities that the Borgen Project offers. Not only would hands-on experience look great on a college students resume, but you learn valuable skills while fighting for a good cause.

660 W Main Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037:
Morgan Hill Library, Community Room (Small Side)

For more information, contact (408) 843-6239
04/11/2020 6:30-10pm, Saturday, April 11, 2020
HELP THE ELK Community Night Film Screening:
Featuring, The Shame of Point Reyes documentary film,
by Skyler Thomas.
https://treespiritproject.com/elkhelp/
04/26/2020 Sun, April 26, 2020 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Mindful Eating (vegan) Film Festival & Expo 2020
Marin Center Showcase Theater
10 Ave of the Flags, San Rafael, CA, 94903
https://www.ranchocompasion.org/mindful-eating-film-and-food-festival/">https://www.ranchocompasion.org/mindful-eating-film-and-food-festival/
04/26/2020 Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 10 AM  9 PM
Mindful Eating Film Festival & Expo
Public · Hosted by Mindful Eating Film Festival & Expo and Rancho Compasión, a farmed animal sanctuary
Marin Center Dr, San Rafael, CA 94903
Last year our first Mindful Eating Film & Food Festival was held in Point Reyes and drew over 600 people. Because of the tremendous turnout and interest last year, we are moving to a larger and more visible venue  The Marin Civic Center's Showcase Theater and Fairgrounds! This will allow for larger film audiences and lots of vendors!
We will be showing three incredible films with focus on the Health, Environmental and Ethical aspects of our food choices and options. To make each film more impactful we will have a panel discussion after every film with people associated with each film.
Potential sponsors and vendors can find ot more and sign up here
https://www.ranchocompasion.org/meff-vendor-sponsor-2020
tickets: www.ranchocompasion.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/479937915883343/

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