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June 2019

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06/01/2019 Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM  10:20 AM

Wheeler Auditorium, UC Berkeley Campus


Pulitzer prize winning journalist Glenn Greenwald is known for his breaking coverage of the Snowden documents and other revelations of government overreach and repression. In recent years, Greenwald has turned his attention to the deep links between Big Ag and government corruption. He has partnered with Grant Lingel of Sentient Media to produce a new video series discussing these matters in depth. They will be shooting the next episode of their show at the Animal Liberation Conference, taking questions from a live audience that could include you!

This event is part of a week-long grassroots animal activism conference

06/01/2019 Community Foods Market Grand Opening & Neighborhood Festival!
Saturday June 01, 2019 11:00 am  4:00 pm
3105 San Pablo Avenue 3105 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA
Celebrate the opening of the long-awaited food market, cafe and gathering place in West Oakland. Live music, delicious food, resource fair, art projects, oral history project and much more.
06/01/2019 Plastic Ocean! Award-Winning Documentary Screening
Saturday June 01, 2019 2:30 pm
Berkeley Zion Presbyterian Church 545 Ashbury Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530
The Environmental Justice Committee of El Cerrito Progressives is showing the movie A Plastic Ocean Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 2:30 pm at the Berkeley Zion Presbyterian Church, 545 Ashbury Ave in El Cerrito.
A Plastic Ocean is an award-winning feature length documentary by a group of dedicated scientists, film-makers, social entrepreneurs, scholars, environmentalists and journalists, that explores the fragile state of our oceans and uncovers alarming truths about the consequences of our disposable lifestyle.
06/01/2019 50th Anniversary  Ohlone Park
Saturday June 01, 2019 11:00 am  4:00 pm
Ohlone Park Sacramento and Delaware Streets, Berkeley, CA 94702
The 50th anniversary celebration of Ohlone Park will will salute citizen activists who founded the park in 1969 and honor the Native California Indians whose heritage, dating back thousands of years in the Bay Area, gave this treasured open space in Berkeley its name.
The twin themes of this daylong festival feature a rare combination of exquisite
community arts and gritty tales of protest and struggle. Nationally recognized California Indian artists and craftspeople, whose works are included in museums around the country, will demonstrate basket weaving, string-making arts, bead work and other traditional crafts, as well as teaching simple games using walnut dice and staves. Longtime city residents will gather to share firsthand accounts of building the park with plantings and sculpture and with a determination born of the eras turmoil.
At the eastern entrance to Ohlone Park, which stretches along Hearst Avenue from Milvia to Sacramento Streets above BARTs tunnel connecting its downtown and North Berkeley stations, festivities will kick off at 11 am.
Members of the local Muwekma Ohlone tribe and artist Jean LaMarr will take
part in a rededication ceremony of LaMarrs four-sided mural that depicts
Ohlone history and its communal life.
During the afternoon, from noon to 4, there will be activities for the entire
community: a Native California Indian arts and culture festival, including music
and dance as well as craft demonstrations and sales, organized by the California
Institute for Community, Art and Nature; historical displays of photographs and
news stories from 1969; an Old Time acoustic music jam, a plant and crop swap,
dance and martial arts classes, clowning and other childrens activities, food
vendors, and more.
06/01/2019 Saturday, June 1, 1-6 p.m.
UN Plaza, 355 McAllister St., San Francisco, CA 94102
Civic Center / UN Plaza Station
1150 Market St., San Francisco, California 94102
San Francisco and the world will see that now is the time for an animal bill of rights. This is an inclusive marchif you want to see every animal live happy, safe, and free, you are encouraged to participate.
06/02/2019 Sunday, June 2, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Monthly Vegan Lunch..
Hosted by kalpana m.
From Marin Vegan Events
Every 1st Sunday of the month
Taj of Marin
909 4th St · San Rafael
Location image of event venue
Dear friends, Our next scheduled lunch will be on June 2nd 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.

06/02/2019 Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 4 PM  8 PM
California Pit Bull Rescue - Annual Fundraising Gala
Public · Hosted by Vegan Love Bites and Classic Cars West Beer Garden
Classic Cars West Beer Garden
411 26th st, suite b, Oakland, California 94612
"Please join us for California Pit bull Rescue (CPR)'s seven-year anniversary celebration. The evening will be filled with good eats, beer, wine, a silent auction, photo booth and more!
This year will mark passing the seven-year mark as an official non-profit for California Pit bull Rescue! We would love to celebrate with you on Sunday, June 2nd Our yearly fundraising event is an integral part of our fundraising efforts, which allows CPR to launch our services and programs, and as such, we are expecting guests to attend from across the Bay Area and beyond.
06/02/2019 Monthly Vegan Lunch..
Marin Vegan Events
Sunday, June 2, 2019 1:00 PM
Taj of Marin
909 4th St San Rafael, CA
06/02/2019 JUN2 Noon to 5 pm
Sea Our Problems Art Install - Lake Merritt
Public · Hosted by Meia Mats Rachel Haight invited you
Lake Merritt-Uptown Oakland
388 19th St, Oakland, California 94612
We are building a large plastic trash art installation >>Sea Our Problems<< & would LOVE your help!
Every nine minutes the weight of a blue whale - 150,000 lbs - of plastic enters the ocean globally. 91% of plastic isn't recycled, even if you put it in the blue bin. And China no longer wants our plastic waste (not surprised) so they've passed along to countries like Malaysia who is now returning plastic to Spain, etc. As you can see, plastic trash is a huge global issue, and it's polluting our oceans, killing wildlife, and needs attention now.
So this is where you come in.
Bay Area based Chromaforms Art Collective with Martin Taylor and Meia Matsuda are building a giant sculpture for KEENfest in Denver. "Sea Our Problems" is an immersive art installation made using plastic tarps cut into ribbons. As a large-scale art installation with a tight timeline, we need your help with the fabrication.
We've sourced plastic sheeting leftover from conventions and festivals to transform our waste into beauty. We fold the sheets, cut into thin ribbons, and attach to our mesh frame. Please join us in this process. All you need is some helping hands and scissors (we will provide some, but never hurts to bring your own).
The plastic can be attached to the frame using a simple knotting technique.
06/03/2019 Alameda County Supervisors Reconsider Pesticide Use
Monday, June 3, 2019 9:30am
Alameda County Offices, Board of Supervisors, 5th Floor
1221 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94612
The Alameda County Board of Supervisors Transportation & Planning Committee has been discussing potential changes to its policy on pesticide use. Tomorrow agenda item 6 will be a report from the newly re-formed Alameda County Integrated Pest Management Committee, which is made up of all the departments and agencies that take the use of pesticides for granted, Agriculture, Public Works, Flood Control, General Services, Environmental Health, Vector Control, Public Health, and the Fire Department. Two members of the public, from District 1 and 4, are to be nominated to participate. Please join us in calling on these agencies to stop stalling, and to institute a complete ban on all pesticide use by the county.
- You can read the agenda and related documents for the meeting here: https://www.acgov.org/board/com_calendar/documents/Trans_Plan_Ag_6_3_19I.pdf
06/04/2019 June 4th, 6:30 PM  8:30 PM
Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church
1300 N Street (N St. and 13th St.)
Sacramento, CA 95814
Join the Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Humane Society of the United States for California Humane Lobby Day on June 4th in Sacramento! This is your last chance to register for this event  registration closes on May 28th.
Dear Lindsay,
Join the Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Humane Society of the United States for California Humane Lobby Day on June 4th in Sacramento! This is your last chance to register for this event  registration closes on May 28th.
Youll learn how to make real change for animals in California as well as meet with your legislators offices to talk about landmark legislation including:
" The California Ecosystems Protection Act  a wildlife protection bill that bans super-toxic rat poisons
" A historic sales ban on fur products sold in California
" The Animal Cruelty and Violence Intervention Act  a bill addressing the link between animal cruelty and violence against humans that aims to stop the escalation of dangerous behavior
" A moratorium on the trophy hunting of bobcats
This is a must-attend event for animal advocates! No prior experience is required to get involved. We will provide the support you need to make the largest impact. In addition, were also co-hosting a workshop focused on how to pass positive ordinances for animals at the local level on June 3rd. Learn more.
Get directions.
Cost: $20
06/05/2019 Wednesday, June 5, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Skyler Thomas Live, and 'The Shame of Pt Reyes'
Hosted by Dave
From San Francisco Vegan Events
Opera Plaza Community Room
601 Van Ness Ave · San Francisco, CA
Vegan dinner plus
On Wed. June 5 at 6 pm, meet the producer of a compelling new documentary, "The Shame of Pt Reyes" Skyler Thomas will share with us his personal story, how he became a vegan and the urgent reasons he chose to produce the film.
06/06/2019 2019 Art/Act: Youth Opening Reception
Thursday June 06, 2019 5:30 pm  7:30 pm
David Brower Center 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
The David Brower Center is pleased to present Art/Act: Youth, our annual exhibition showcasing work by current Berkeley High School students that examines the intersection of environmentalism and art. The exhibition is on view in our Hazel Wolf Gallery from June 6 through September 12. Join for the free celebratory opening reception and meet participating artists in person. Gather Restaurant will be on site serving up snacks, and the event will feature a DJ and a performance by poets from Youth Speaks. The chosen body of work for Art/Act: Youth gives insight into what young dynamic minds perceive about the current and future state of our planet.
06/06/2019 Fundraiser Night at Veggie Grill - Berkeley
Public · Hosted by Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary
Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 4 PM  9 PM
Veggie Grill (Berkeley, CA)
48 Shattuck Square, Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94707
06/08/2019 Saturday, June 8, 2019
10:15 AM to 1:30 PM
Hike at Audubon Canyon Ranch's Martin Griffin Preserve in Marin
North Bay 50+ Nature and Outdoors
Martin Griffin Preserve
California, CA 94924
This coastal hike on the flank of Mt. Tamalpais avoids the mobs at other nearby locations. The focus is enjoying nature and each other's company, so we can check out flowers, birds, and whatever else interests us along the way. Directions: Audubon C...
Hosted by Beverly
06/08/2019 Saturday, June 8
Tour at Rancho Compasion
Revel with the rescued animals at Marin's local sanctuary, Rancho Compasion, in Nicasio! Meet the cows, goats, sheep, birds, pigs, ducks and chickens on a tour of Rancho Compasion from 4 until 5:30 on Saturday, June 8. Only a few spots are left, and the next tour will be on Saturday, July 13. The cost is $20 plus a fee of $2.85. At the end of these summer tours you can stay for a wine and (Miyoko's) cheese reception. Sign up is mandatory, and you can do that for the June or July event at www.ranchocompasion.org/event
06/08/2019 Saturday June 8
Vegan Outreach Fundraiser at Veggie Grill
Between 11 AM and 4 PM on Saturday, June 8, Veggie Grill will donate 33% of your bill to Vegan Outreach if you mention Vegan Outreach when you order. What a delicious way to support this influential and effective organization! Veggie Grill is in Corte Madera's Town Center shopping center (the one on the west side of 101). Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/events/427128244517196/
06/09/2019 Earth Islands Nature in the City is thrilled to be a beneficiary of the San Francisco Swedenborgian Churchs Second Sundays Concert Series. The next concert, on June 9, will feature The Black Bothers, members of the renowned Irish Black Family, who sing ballads from the Irish, Scottish, and English traditions, dance joyful jigs, and tell some fun tales to boot. Get your tickets today. You can also join Nature in the City for a nature walk around San Francisco on June 2. Enjoy spectacular views, butterfly sightings, good company, and more on this educational tour. Learn more and RSVP.
06/09/2019 SUN, JUN 9 AT 6 PM to 9:30 pm
Changemaker Global Pitch
David Brower Center · Berkeley
Tickets available · 27 people
Join us for The Changemaker Project's Global Pitch 2019, where youth from around the world will pitch their social justice projects for a chance to win seed funding. Guests will enjoy delicious vegan refreshments, all the House Kombucha you can drink, silent auction goodies, and a chance to meet the next generation of changemakers!
David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, California 94704
06/09/2019 !Don't miss the next Green Sunday June 9th at 5pm on 5G, the 5th generation Big Telecom planned roll out of close proximity so-called "small" cell antennas every 2 to 8 houses on every block emitting inescapable millimeter wave wireless radiation 24/7 which would harm mammals and pollinators, risk our privacy and security, cost more than cable or fiber optic with far less reliability and speed, interfere with weather predictions, etc. Motive for 5G? You guessed it....corporate greed (with no regard for human need.)
20+ Ca cities have passed related urgency ordinances, but not yet in Alameda County -- comin' up!
Panel discussion will feature scientists and organizers.
Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
06/09/2019 Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 10:30 AM  12:30 PM
We Will Rise Again: A Totem Pole Journey (San Francisco)
Public · Hosted by Our Shared Responsibility: A Totem Pole Journey and The Natural History Museum
Lisa Robles invited you
California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, California 94118
We acknowledge that this event takes place on traditional Ohlone lands and pay our respects to elders past, present and future.
The House of Tears Carvers of the Lummi Nation has been traveling with a 3,000 pound carved killer whale totem to raise awareness about the plight of killer whale, or orca, one of the Lummis most revered relations. Qwe lhol mechen, the Lummi word for killer whale, translates to our people that live under the sea.
The Lummi Nation invites your participation in a gathering at the California Academy of Sciences dedicated to the return of Tokitae, a killer whale in
06/09/2019 Sunday, June 9, 6 - 8:30 pm
Earth First! Journal Road Show!
the East Bay Media Center, 1939 Addison St., Berkeley (downtown Berkeley BART)
Join other rabble-rousers and earth defenders to welcome and support this grassroots media collective in its 40th year. The EF! Journal is a radical magazine made by the movement for the movement. Come hear more about the project and why print media is important.
event info contact: bach [at] headwaterspreserve.org; also earthfirstjournal.org
06/11/2019 Tuesday June 11 at 7:00pm 582 Market Street San Francisco
There's no better time than World Oceans Day to share with you our newest film release. GHOST FLEET is a new feature documentary from Vulcan Productions that follows a small group of activists who risk their lives on remote Indonesian islands to find justice and freedom for the enslaved fishermen who feed the worlds insatiable appetite for seafood. Bangkok-based Patima Tungpuchayakul, a Thai abolitionist, has committed her life to helping these lost men return home. Facing illness, death threats, corruption, and complacency, Patimas fearless determination for justice inspires her nation and the world.
06/12/2019 Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 6 PM  8 PM
Social Justice and Veganism, with Monica Chen of Ffac.org
plus vegan dinner
Opera Plaza Community Room, 601 Van Ness
Social Justice and Veganism, with Monica Chen of FFAC.org
Hosted by Dave
From San Francisco Vegan Events
The reality is that there are food deserts in low-income communities of color. HOW CAN THESE DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES BE REACHED AND HELPED?
06/12/2019 Natural gas ban - why is this necessary? Will Berkeley do it?
How can it be done?
FYI workshop this Wednesday, 5:30 pm.
From: Naso, Christopher
Dear All,
I writing to invite you to the final Berkeley Energy Commission Workshop on Councilmember Harrisons proposed ordinance prohibiting natural gas in new buildings.
The workshop will take place on June 12, 5:30pm @ 1947 Center Street - Multipurpose Basement Room.
The goals of the workshop are:
1. to educate the public, city staff, and developers / building professionals on all electric, commercial buildings, including residential buildings with ground floor commercial;
2. provide for public comment and discussion; and
3. facilitate the necessary public process function prior to bringing a natural gas ban ordinance to the City Council.
The workshop will feature a number of speakers on the following topics:
" Direct health and climate impacts of commercial natural gas, and discussion of impact on residents.
" Methane leaks behind the meter
" State of the art all-electric commercial buildings in the Bay Area and beyond.
" High-level engineering overview of the types of technology various all-electric commercial buildings require.
" Update on the efforts of practitioners working with the CEC to address electric heating baseline and central electric water heating issues.
It should be a very informative discussion and we hope you can attend. Please forward this invitation widely!
Best, Chris
06/12/2019 Pesticide on Agenda at East Bay Regional Park District Natural & Cultural Resources Committee
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
East Bay Regional Park District Headquarters
2950 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland, CA 94605
The Natural and Cultural Resources Committee of the East Bay Regional Park District will be discussing their recommendation that the district "phase out" the use of glyphosate. As always, and as was the case with the recent claim that the University of California had banned glyphosate, when really it is only temporary and there are several exemptions that make it not a "ban" at all, the devil is in the details: This committee's recommendation is for "maintenance of developed park areas" only. Please let the committee and park district board know that you expect an immediate end, not just of glyphosate use, but all pesticide use throughout the district.
- You can contact the committee and board members from the following page (board members on the committee are Coffey, Lane, Rosario, and Dotson): https://www.ebparks.org/about/board/
- The agenda for the meeting can be found here: https://www.ebparks.org/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=32228
06/12/2019 Pesticide on Agenda at East Bay Regional Park District Natural & Cultural Resources Committee
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
East Bay Regional Park District Headquarters
2950 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland, CA 94605
The Natural and Cultural Resources Committee of the East Bay Regional Park District will be discussing their recommendation that the district "phase out" the use of glyphosate. As always, and as was the case with the recent claim that the University of California had banned glyphosate, when really it is only temporary and there are several exemptions that make it not a "ban" at all, the devil is in the details: This committee's recommendation is for "maintenance of developed park areas" only. Please let the committee and park district board know that you expect an immediate end, not just of glyphosate use, but all pesticide use throughout the district.
- You can contact the committee and board members from the following page (board members on the committee are Coffey, Lane, Rosario, and Dotson): https://www.ebparks.org/about/board/
- The agenda for the meeting can be found here: https://www.ebparks.org/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=32228
06/14/2019 Dhaya & Karinda back in Oakland June 14th
7:30PM! Karinda and I are back again at the New Parkway Theater in Oakland. The Formula Presents THE RESISTANCE SPECIAL PRIDE EDITION. See stand-up comedy, play our game show, see our infamous slide show (if John Stewart did visuals from the WOC perspective).
Usually we have a unique lineup of comedians to celebrate Pride. Every single person on the lineup is queer minus me and I am allowed because I am an ally! In addition to being queer, our lineup is Black, South Asians, Immigrant, moms, married to Immigrants, husbands, and more. We have a special guest from LA. ALSO a very special interactive GAME SHOW with Corey and Doug! Click the image above to buy tickets or HERE!. Remember show starts at 7:30PM as the flier says! Come early because the venue has SNACKS and parking!
06/15/2019 Berkeley Animal Rights Center
2425 Channing Way, Berkeley, California 94704
Seema Sharma Vaid
June 15, 2018 ·
Bay area, you have the opportunity to watch the award winning documentary 'Gods In Shackles' and to hear about various grassroots efforts to help end the cruelty towards temple elephants. Together we can end this .... Come join this movement of compassion and courage and enjoy a vegan potluck ... See you there !!
06/15/2019 Please join us on the afternoon of June 15 for an inspiring afternoon with AnnaLise Hoopes, founder of The Changemaker Project and Margot Gibney, executive director of the Encampment for Citizenship. We'll learn more about both youth empowerment organizations, have a chance to meet some program participants, and find out what we can do to support these initiatives. Afternoon snacks and drinks will be provided. We hope to see you there. Potluck vegan dinner for anyone who wants to stay
June 15, 3-5pm
6608 Dana St Oakland, CA 94609
Home of Jina Shah and Christian Kohler RSVP to mindfulpeacebuilding@gmail.com
The Encampment for Citizenship (EFC) provides young people (ages 15-18) of different backgrounds with a three-week experience in democratic living and working together designed to develop social justice leadership. The shared experience of living together and forming a democratic community is critical to providing essential communication and living skills for these current and future activists. Each Encamper will design an individual organizing/change project to be initiated upon their return home and EFC will provide guidance and ongoing support in achieving their individual goals. This July, the Encampment will be held on the Central Coast of California and will focus on labor, immigration, and environmental issues. Encampers will have the opportunity to work and talk with farmworkers, growers, organic farmers, environmental activists and labor organizers. On July 6, in collaboration with the local community, they will be working to create a pesticide-free school site, addressing a serious health issue for the children and neighbors.
06/16/2019 Extinction Rebellion SF Bay General Meeting, June 16
Plan future nonviolent civil disobedience actions to demand truth on climate, action for net zero carbon by 2025, and a Citizens' Assembly with the power to create climate justice for a just transition.
Sun June 16, 2  4 PM
South Berkeley Senior Center
2939 Ellis St, Berkeley
06/16/2019 HIKING MEDITATION - Meditation-on-the-Go
Roy Horan Hosted by
Sunday, June 16, 2019
9:45 AM to 12:45 PM
Lone Oak Rd · Berkeley, CA
On this beautiful forest stream-lake-canyon hike, you will learn a very new and effective approach to mindful meditation while hiking at normal speed. The meditation technique you will learn can also be used in the midst of daily activities. It enhances your joy (see group photos).
06/16/2019 JUN16
Meditation Flash Mob at Dolores Park
Public · Hosted by Kadampa Meditation Center San Francisco
Sunday at 5 PM  5:15 PM Mission Dolores Park
19th Street, San Francisco, California 94114
Get your peace on in Dolores Park for a 15 minute "flash mob" meditation. Hope you can join us in spreading more inner calm in SF and the world.
Look for the 8 foot feather flag that says Meditate.
Everyone welcome. No meditation experience needed. The meditation will be guided and "meditation tip" cards will be handed out.
Seating on the grass. You may want to bring something to sit on.
A perfect ending (or beginning) to your Fathers Day activities ;) FREE.
Gen Kelsang Khedrub will be guiding the meditation and is the Resident
06/17/2019 Former Coal Miner Speaks on Just Transition, June 17 & 18
What is Just Transition? Hear from this ex-miner and communications strategist about the divide between rural conservatism and urban liberalism, and the jobs vs. environment debate based upon it.
Mon June 17, 7 PM
Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
2540 Macdonald Avenue, Richmond
Tues June 18, 7:30 PM
California Nurses Association
First floor conference room
155 Grand Ave, Oakland
06/17/2019 Chapter Meeting on Monday, June 17
Youth climate activist Greta Thunberg said, "Yes, we do need hopeof course, we do. But the one thing we need more than hope is action. Once we start to act, hope is everywhere."
Here's action: As you read this, members of our chapter are in Washington, D.C., preparing for their visits with members of Congress on Tuesday. Their mission is to build support for the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. (Your part in this? See below.) At next Monday's meeting, those members will report back what they learned. As calls for effective climate action grow louder with each passing month, our teams will plan their own actions for harnessing the public will. Please join us.
Monday, June 17, 7:00 PM
South Berkeley Senior Center
2939 Ellis St, Berkeley
We invite new members to an orientation before each meeting, starting at 6:30 PM. Our regular monthly meeting starts at 7:00 and ends by 9:00.
Tell us and your Facebook friends that you'll be there. All are welcome.
Email: cclalameda@gmail.com for more info.
Learn more about the Alameda Chapter of CCL
06/18/2019 The Fate of Food
Tuesday June 18, 2019 6:30 pm  8:00 pm
Taube Family Auditorium 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105
How do we go about feeding a planet thats hotter, drier and more crowded than ever? From a remote-controlled organic farm in Shanghai, a Norwegian fish farm and famine-stricken parts of Ethiopia, innovators are seeking to reinvent the global food system to be more productive and nutritious. Does this mean the end of animal meat? Can a clean, climate-resilient food system be built to distribute calories in a way that is efficient and equitable?
Join Civil Eats editor Twilight Greenaway and Fate of Food author Amanda Little for a conversation on how innovation and agriculture, technology and traditional knowledge are coming together to sustain a planet of 8 billion.
Location: 110 The Embarcadero, Taube Family Auditorium, San Francisco
Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. networking reception and book signing
06/19/2019 Fund East Bay's Green New Deal! East Bay Community Energy Meeting, June 19
The East Bay Community Energy Board of Directors is voting on next year's budget. Make sure it includes enough to create clean energy jobs and affordable clean energy, improve health, and keep the energy wealth local.
Wed June 19, 6:00 PM
San Leandro City Hall
835 E 14th St, San Leandro
06/19/2019 Sentience in the Sea, with Hope Bohanec
plus vegan meal
San Francisco Vegan Events
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Opera Plaza Community Room
601 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102
SENTIENCE IN THE SEA, WITH HOPE BOHANEC, WED. JUNE 19 AT 6 PM On Wed. June 19 at 6 pm, Hope Bohanec, vegan activist, executive director of Compassionate Living, organizer of the Sonoma County Veg Fest and Berkeley Earth Day, and author of the cuttin...
06/19/2019 JUN19
Plastic Reduction Working Group June Meet Up
Public · Hosted by Plastic Reduction Working Group and fillgood.co
6:30 PM  8:30 PM
828 san pablo ave, suite 106, Albany, California 94706
Hosted by Plastic Reduction Working Group
For the May Plastic Reduction Working Group meeting, we met at the Ecology Center and decided the agenda for the June meeting, which will largely be organizational.
We'd like to:
- prepare our individual action plans for plastic free July during the first half of the meeting, and then
- for the latter half of the meeting help organize the Solano Stroll.
06/19/2019 JUN19
Summer Issue Launch: PG&E Bankruptcy, Housing and More
Public · Hosted by San Francisco Public Press and Green Apple Books and Music
6 PM  8 Pm
Green Apple Books and Music
506 Clement St, San Francisco, California 94118
ou are invited to the launch of our Summer 2019 issue featuring special reports on the bankruptcy of PG&E, California's new data privacy law and San Francisco's biggest landlord  a part of our continuing series on housing. Join us for an enlightening conversation with Barbara Hale, assistant general manager of San Franciscos Municipal Power Utility, and other topic experts.
Light refreshments will be served so please rsvp. Free copies will be provided to all attendees!
A special thanks to Green Apple Books for hosting this event.
06/19/2019 Dear Concerned Oakland Citizens,
Wednesday, June 19th at 6:00 pm at the Planning Commission meeting will be one of our last chances to voice our input about the design standard guidelines for Small Wireless Facilities (SWF) in the Public Right of Way (PROW).
There will be NO public notification, discretionary approval (Planning Commission) or appeal rights on many of the telecom applications we have seen come before the Planning Commission over the last year once these guidelines are in place. "Finally, the order essentially requires the City to grant SWF within the PROW unless the facilities fail to meet pre-existing, objective, design standards."
We need you at the Planning Commission to have our voices be heard. We will have prepared speeches for you to say at the Director's Report agenda item time to cover all the points we wish to make into the making of these final guidelines. We are still working on finalizing all of the points, and will then break them up into 2 minute segments.
We now have a strong understanding of the goal at hand especially with the Director's Report that was put out just recently about these guidelines. It also contained a purpose and background statement which was very helpful to us in focusing our direction.
This document explains many pieces of the pie that we were missing in our understanding of the permitting process and the Planning Commission's role. We, the public, won't be involved in the process at all after the guidelines are implemented.
Thanks so much and looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday. Come around 5:45pm in order to fill out a speaker card.
Location: City Hall, 1 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612. Enter from main Plaza and go to the top of the main stairs.
for questions plus alert if you will attend Johanna johanna Finney <johannafinney@gmail.com
06/20/2019 Temescal WorksJune meditation series
490 43rd Street Oakland
June 20 and 27th 7 to 8 pm
oin us for some informal, beginner-friendly guided meditations, along with discussions of some basic Buddhist teachings, covering a different theme each week. These sessions will be hosted jointly with the Kadampa Meditation Center San Francisco, which emphasizes modern, relatable, and practical teachings.
Session topics:
Meditation for Controlling our Frustration (6/13)
Meditation for Letting Go of Worry and Anxiety (6/20)
Meditation on Gratitude and Compassion (6/27)
06/21/2019 June 21-27: San Francisco, and Berkeley CA
There's no better time than World Oceans Day to share with you our newest film release. GHOST FLEET is a new feature documentary from Vulcan Productions that follows a small group of activists who risk their lives on remote Indonesian islands to find justice and freedom for the enslaved fishermen who feed the worlds insatiable appetite for seafood. Bangkok-based Patima Tungpuchayakul, a Thai abolitionist, has committed her life to helping these lost men return home. Facing illness, death threats, corruption, and complacency, Patimas fearless determination for justice inspires her nation and the world.
06/21/2019 The Amazon Is Not for SaleRespect Indigenous Rights, June 21
Oppose Brazilian President Bolsonaro's actions to commit genocide against Indigenous people while opening up the Amazon to corporate interests. This action will include speakers, music and the creation of a mural.
Fri June 21, 9 AM  2 PM
Brazilian Consulate
300 Montgomery St, San Francisco
Summer Solstice Char-B-Que with the Local Carbon Network
Public · Hosted by UC Gill Tract Community Farm and The Local Carbon Network
Friday, June 21, 2019 at 5:30 PM  8 PM
UC Gill Tract Community Farm
1050 San Pablo Ave, Albany, California 94706
Join us for a summer solstice celebration with folks from the Local Carbon Network! Learn how you can sequester carbon in your backyard and be a part of the climate solution. We will be touring the farm and compost system, sharing the effects weve observed on soil and plant health after one year of applying co-composted biochar, giving tips on best composting practices, and firing up the char-b-que for dinner.
**We will be providing food and would also appreciate if folks can bring something to throw on the grill. **
The Local Carbon Network is a community-powered carbon sequestration network. They create products and connect people and institutions to make and use renewable energy in our critical and collective fight against climate change.
06/23/2019 Back by popular demand, 350 Bay Area, the Ecology Center and the City of Berkeley have teamed up to offer two workshops this month. The last one sold out. Register ASAP at ecoctr.org/evjune
Sunday, June 23, 11am @ Ecology Center Classroom, 2530 San Pablo
Tuesday, June 25, 6pm@ Ecology Center Classroom, 2530 San Pablo
Thinking about buying an electric vehicle? Our EV 101 workshop will discuss the wide variety of vehicles on the market today, and their respective ranges. Other topics include home and public charging, rebates and incentives, special programs for lower income drivers, buying and leasing, and tips for finding the right plug-in car for your lifestyle. There will be plenty of time for questions.
Space is limited. Reserve your seat today.
Rebecca Milliken
Sustainability Outreach Specialist
Office of Energy & Sustainable Development |City of Berkeley
rsvp: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/electric-vehicles-101-everything-you-need-to-get-started-tickets-63302403192

06/23/2019 Detodosmoles Thoi scheduled a new event in Bay Area Vegan Food Lovers Just now
Nature Vegetarian @ Oaktown
Bay Area Vegan Food Lovers
Sunday, June 23, 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Nature Vegetarian Restaurant
1116 Franklin St (between 11th St & 12th St)
Oakland, CA
Lets eat vegan Chinese food around a big table family style! http://www.naturevegetarianoakland.com/ Note to gluten intolerant diners: There may be imitation meat even in "tofu" dishes so make sure to specify gluten-free when ordering. Please bri...
Hosted by Detodosmoles Thoi
Monday, June 24, 2019 at 7 PM  9 PM
Vegetarian House
520 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, California 95112

San Jose Premiere of the documentary "A Prayer for Compassion"

The film follows Thomas Jackson on a quest across America, that ultimately takes him to Morocco for the UN Climate Conference and throughout the Indian subcontinent to ask the question, Can compassion grow to include all beings? and Can people who identify as religious or spiritual come to embrace the call to include all human and nonhuman beings in our circle of respect and caring and love?

Dinner and movie for only $15.00!
Please RSVP.
06/26/2019 Wednesday, June 26
Film showing: A Prayer for Compassion
And Vegan Dinner
Opera Plaza in San Francisco
Will Tuttle speaking during Q&A
Come see A Prayer for Compassion, a new documentary film aimed at religious and spiritual people who are not yet vegetarian or vegan. The movie features leaders from many different religious and spiritual paths talking about how going VEG is in alignment with and called for by each of the religions and paths. The film will be shown on Wednesday, June 26 at the community room at Opera Plaza in San Francisco. Will Tuttle, author of The World Peace Diet, who is in the film, will be there for the Q&A following the screening. Reservations are required. The evening begins with a delicious, vegan meal prepared by Patricia Koot. The cost for the meal and film is $15, payable at the event. https://www.meetup.com/vegetarians/events/261606279/
06/28/2019 Friday, June 28, 2019 at 6 PM  8 PM Oakland, CA: Changemaker Meetup Public · Hosted by The Humane League Changemakers Classic Cars West 411 26th Street, Suite B Oakland, CA 94612 Join the Humane League for a social meetup at Classic Cars West in Oakland! We'll talk about the impact of "I'm Not Lovin' It," our campaign calling on McDonalds to abide by higher standards for animal welfare. There will also be plenty of time to socialize and enjoy delicious vegan food with your fellow activists. See you soon! *** For more information visit www.TheHumaneLeague.com and www.ImNotLovinIt.com
06/29/2019 SAT, JUN 29 AT 6 PM
Animal Place's 30th Birthday
70 Lynch Rd, Petaluma, CA 94954-9278
Celebrate 30 Years of Putting Compassion in Action
Join us for Animal Place's 30th birthday party and the grand opening of our Rescue & Adoption Center.
See our new Petaluma property, enjoy delicious vegan food, live music, and a silent auction.
Registration required. Early bird tickets are $75!

06/29/2019 Saturday, June 29, 2019
Dinner at Sanctuary Bistro
Brad Hosted by
This will be one of our last chances to enjoy the artful culinary creations of Sanctuary Bistro before they close.
06/30/2019 San Francisco Veg Society
Calling all #SFVSVolunteers: Do you want to march in this years #SanFranciscoPrideParade with us? Our contingent is going to be led by none other than Honey LaBronx, Everyones Favorite #Vegan Drag Queen! If you would like to join us on Sunday, June 30, please send and email with your contact information to volunteer@sfvs.org. #VegansForSocialJustice

July 2019

Event Start DateEvent
07/07/2019 JUL7
The Shame of Point Reyes: Oakland Screening
Public · Hosted by The Shame of Point Reyes
Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 12:30 PM  2:30 PM
The New Parkway Theater
474 24th Street, Oakland, California 94612
Premiering the latest cut of 'The Shame of Point Reyes', with previously unreleased footage.
07/13/2019 JUL13
Pigeon First Aid: July
Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 2 PM  5 Pm
The Strand Theater, Market st., SF
San Francisco, California
WHAT: Every day there are hundreds of birds throughout the city of San Francisco that have strings and hair wrapped around their toes so tightly that it causes immense pain. Eventually their toes lose circulation, become amputated or develop severe infections. We can help our urban bird friends by removing the string before it gets too serious, providing medical care and releasing them back to their flocks!
WHERE: We will be meeting in front of The Strand Theater in SF, at 1127 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103. It is the bright red building across the street from Civic Center BART.
07/25/2019 THU, JUL 25 AT 5:30 PM
Urban Jungles: How to Keep Wildlife Wild and Pets Safe
Temescal Works
490 43rd Street, Oakland, California 94609
Raccoons, coyotes, and rats, oh my! Whether you're in the hills or the city, chances are you've encountered some of the East Bay's abundant wildlife. How do we peacefully coexist, keep our pets safe, and keep wild animals wild?
Please join East Bay Animal PAC to learn from Keli Hendricks, Project Coyotes Ranching with Wildlife Coordinator, about the secret lives of our wild neighbors, their intelligence, resourcefulness, complex social lives, and how they manage to survive in the face of incredible odds. Whether you love them, hate them, or just want to learn more about them, this entertaining and informative talk will shed light on why we should not just coexist, but actually embrace, the wild animals who live amongst us.

August 2019

Event Start DateEvent
08/03/2019 SAT, AUG 3 AT 10 AM
Sonoma County VegFest 2019
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts · Santa Rosa
Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 10 AM  5 PM
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa, California 95403
08/10/2019 BREAKING NEWS!
The Veggie Fest 2019 location has been announced!
New location:
Danada South Park
Navistar Cir, Lisle, IL 60532

Date: August 10-11, 2019
Time: 11am - 8pm
More info here: www.veggiefestchicago.com/festival

Veggie Fest Chicago is a family fun festival celebrating the joy, science, food, and compassion behind the vegetarian lifestyle.

Not just for vegetarians, Veggie Fest is for everyone! Whether youre a long-time vegetarian, or you want to learn how to add more plant-based foods to your diet, or youre just looking to have a great time, this is the summer festival for you. Free admission!

Visit our acclaimed international food court and food demos from leading chefs. Enjoy talks from recognized speakers and doctors sharing the latest research on health and wellness. The Childrens Tent, Yoga Tent, and Meditation Tent are unsurpassed. If you just want to kick back and enjoy a summers day, we have live music from some of the best bands in Chicago.

Bring your friends, raise your cool factor, and set your sundials for Veggie Fest 2019. See you there!

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