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October 2019

Event Start DateEvent
10/02/2019 Film Nite! "The Science of Fasting"
plus vegan dinner
San Francisco Vegan Events
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Opera Plaza Community Room
601 Van Ness Ave San Francisco, CA 94102
FILM NITE! "THE SCIENCE OF FASTING," WEDS. OCT. 2 AT 6 PM Fasting has become quite 'the thing.' True North Institute in Santa Rosa recommends water fasting. Other practitioners also speak of its benefits. It is claimed that fasting has healing prope...
10/03/2019 Thu, October 3, 2019 6:00 PM  10:00 PM PDT
Revel in the Rainforest
by Rainforest Action Network
Minnesota Street Project
1275 Minnesota Street San Francisco, CA 94107
Over the course of the evening, you will hear from Lindsey Allen, Executive Director of Rainforest Action Network and featured guest Leila Salazar-López, Executive Director of Amazon Watch. The program will conclude with a special acoustic performance by life-long environmentalist Bonnie Raitt with Hutch Hutchinson.
10/05/2019 FREE Women's 1-Day Retreat
Regardless of where you are in your life's journey, learn how to face your daily challenges by finding your center of inner strength, peace, and love through meditation.
This series of workshops is designed especially for you, featuring engaging, national speakers.
Come for discussion, sisterhood, and meditation.
Join us for a complimentary vegetarian lunch.
Please arrive 15 min before to allow time to park, check-in and get a seat.
For more information, please reach us at:
ZChamberlain@sos.org or 630-955-1200.
Tickets - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-womens-retreat-tickets-72032347691
All are Welcome! There is no charge for the event.
10/05/2019 OCT 5th
Please join us for the kick off, our first in a series of Concert for the Climate on October 5th, 6-10P at Classic Cars West, 411 26th Street, Oakland. A fundraiser for the Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force. The flyer for the event is attached. Please spread the word.
Concerts for the Climate Series Kick Off!
Public · Hosted by Councilmember Cheryl Davila and 3 others
Kick off fundraiser concert with performances
Saturday, Oct. 5, 7 PM
The Forum/Laney College 900 Fallon St., Oakland
How will rising sea levels affect Lake Merritt and Oakland itself? Did you know that the existing heat in the oceans will cause the seas to rise for centuries, even if we were to stop all carbon emission today? Oceanographer John Englander, an expert on sea level rise and its societal impacts, will discuss the causes and impacts of sea level rise, and what we can do to prepare for it. Learn more and register.
10/06/2019 Sunday, October 6, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Every 1st Sunday of the month Vegan Lunch
Taj of Marin 909 4th St · San Rafael

10/06/2019 Sun, October 6, 2019 12:30 PM  2:30 PM PDT
Fundraiser for Film-In-Progress about Sally Gearhart
by Deborah Craig
The New Parkway Theater
474 24th Street Oakland, CA 94612
Sally Gearhart was one of several characters in "A Great Ride," our 33-minute documentary about lesbians aging with humor and a zest for life that premiered at Frameline in 2018 and has now screened at over 40 film festivals worldwide. Since then, we have been working on a feature-length documentary about Sally. We would love your support! For this event we'll have:
* Screening of "A Great Ride"
* Previews of Sally, a film-in-progress about Sally Gearhart, who was:
- Harvey Milks partner-in-crime in the fight against the 1978 anti-gay Briggs Initiative
- The first out lesbian to be granted tenure (at San Francisco State University)
- Co-founder of one of the first ever Women Studies programs
- A brilliant feminist theorist and a fantasy novelist too
* Q & A * Raffle for special prizes!!
Please come and bring your friends. Tickets to the event are FREE. Please register for tickets via eventbrite. We need at least 50 people to get the space for free.
10/07/2019 Monday, October 7, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Half-Earth: How to Save the Natural World (UC Berkeley)
Clark Kerr Campus: Building 10 and Conference Center, UC Berkeley, 2601 Warring St, Berkeley
Inspired by renowned biologist and naturalist Edward O. Wilson, Half-Earth is a call to conserve half the Earths land and sea in order to provide sufficient habitat to safeguard the bulk of biodiversity, including ourselves.
Cost: $10 - $45 (low student rates available)
tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/half-earth-day-tickets-63113919432
Half-Earth Day brings together people from around the world and across disciplines to share their unique perspectives and thought leadership on how we can work together to achieve the goal of Half-Earth [conservation] and ensure the health of our planet for future generations.
Join scientists, conservationists, business leaders, community representatives, and educators for an exciting day of programming at the University of California, Berkeley.
SPECIAL EVENING LECTURE: Half-Earth: How to Save the Natural World
Date and time: Oct. 7 @ 7 PM - 9 PM
Location: Zellerbach Auditorium, UC Berkeley, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720
Tickets (student rate available):
10/09/2019 Wed Oct 9, 6  8 PM
Support the West Oakland Community Action Plan for Clean Air, October 9
Come to this special community steering committee meeting to support the plan and help the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project (WOEIP) remind CARB that money is needed to implement it.
West Oakland Senior Center
1724 Adeline St, Oakland
10/09/2019 Wednesday, October 9, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
To *YOUR* Health! with Ben Pinol plus vegan dinner served
Hosted by Dave
From San Francisco Vegan Events
Opera Plaza Community Room
601 Van Ness Ave · San Francisco, CA
On Weds. Oct. 9 at 6 pm, Ben Pinol, award-winning speaker and founder of Bear Essentials Coaching, will share a COMPREHENSIVE game plan for total VEGAN wellness.
10/10/2019 Plant Bass SF
Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 6 PM  2 A
The Great Northern
119 Utah St, San Francisco, California 94103
Plant Bass is an event celebrating a compassionate lifestyle through vegan food, music, art and community on Thursday, October 10th from 6pm - 2am at Great Northern nightclub in San Francisco.
Experience a party where people can come together at a premier SF venue to eat sustainable, high quality local food prepared with love by vendors who care about animals and the planet, while listening to dance music curated by vegetarian DJs. There will also be visual art displays and dance performances.
Outside, Plant Bass will transform the Great Northern into a vegan street food court, with DJs playing aboard the Om Bus. Inside the nightclub, you will find art, music, dance, merchandise and vegan informational vendors.
10/10/2019 OCT10 Thursday at 6 PM  10 PM
Fantastic Fungi Screening at The Castro Theater in San Francisco
Public · Hosted by Fantastic Fungi and San Francisco Psychedelic Society
429 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2019, United States
For one night only, see the film Fantastic Fungi, The Magic Beneath Us, followed by a post screening discussion with award-winning director Louie Schwartzberg and renowned mycologist Paul Stamets.
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10/10/2019 OCT10
Campaign + Coffee Berkeley - Halloween Edition!
Public · Hosted by The Humane League Changemakers
Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 6 PM  7:30 PM
Berkeley Espresso
1900 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California 94704
Campaign and Coffee hour will back in Berkeley and spookier than ever!
For Halloween, The Humane League will educate the public about the tricks McDonalds is pulling, and put the pressure on executives to commit to a meaningful animal welfare policy for chickens raised for meat in their supply chain. To do this, we are going to meetup and take actions targeting Steve Easterbrook, McDonalds CEO, as well as other executives who have the decision-making power to make a commitment for the chickens raised for meat in their supply chain.
10/11/2019 Party with Pesticide Action Network (PAN) & Partners
Start: Friday, October 11, 2019 " 6:00 PM
End: Friday, October 11, 2019 " 8:00 PM
Neyborly Poets Corner " 2043 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA
Come join us for a celebration of PANs 35th anniversary!
Youll have a chance to meet and share stories with some of PAN founders, plus current and former staff and members of the board. Well also hear from partners Mai Nguyen and Nayamin Martinez about their changemaking work and relationship with PAN.
Were offering sliding scale tickets for this fundraising event, with your purchase directly supporting PANs work to build a healthier food and farming system for all. Thank you so much for your generous support!
Friday, Oct. 11, 7:30 PM, Doors open at 7
Sierra Club 2530 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley
Tom McCone will discuss how a carbon fee and dividend system can dramatically reduce carbon emissions and drive innovation, while protecting low- and middle-income families from rising prices. This is a good opportunity to learn more about the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). How would it stimulate job growth? How does it differ from other carbon pricing bills in Congress right now. A $3 donation is requested.
10/11/2019 Friday, October 11, 2019 at 6 PM  7:30 PM
An Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall
Public · Hosted by Wildlife Conservation Network and the Jane Goodall Institute
The Masonic
1111 California St, San Francisco, California 94108
Esteemed ethologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, will start off Wildlife Conservation Expo weekend with a special Friday evening talk. Jane will share fascinating stories about her studies on wild chimpanzees in Gombe National Park beginning in 1960, which continue through the work of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) (now the Guinness World Records longest running wild chimpanzee study). Dr. Goodall will also talk about JGI's innovative community-centered conservation work in Africa and Roots & Shoots global youth program. Goodall will reflect on why, despite the challenges of today, she continues to have reason for hope about the future of wildlife, people and the environment we all share.
Jane has been a champion for non-human animals, human rights,
10/11/2019 OCT11
RIGHT TO HARM Screening + Q&A with Filmmaker Matt Wechsler
Public · Hosted by Manny's
Friday, October 11, 2019 at 6 PM  9 Pm
3092 16th Street, San Francisco, California 94103
The Institute for the Future invites you to a screening of the newly released documentary from Exec. Producer Mark Bittman: RIGHT TO HARM.
Is the quality of our health diminished by certain farming techniques?
Are the effects of our diets more complex and extensive than we assume?
Through the riveting stories of five rural communities, RIGHT TO HARM exposes the devastating public health impact factory farming has on many disadvantaged citizens throughout the United States. Filmed across the country, the documentary chronicles the failures of state agencies to regulate industrial animal agriculture. Known formally as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations  or CAFOs  these facilities produce millions of gallons
Tickets by Eventbrite
10/11/2019 Friday, October 11, 2019 at 9:30 AM  6:30 PM
Rising in Resilience - Fall Convening
Public · Hosted by NorCal Resilience Network and 2 others
Please join our partners and allies for strategic dialogues and interactive sessions to strengthen our collaborations and impact.
We ask that you register beforehand for this event; please click on our Eventbrite invitation to RSVP and register.
As the urgency for climate justice rises, so does the commitment of the NorCal Resilience Network to uplift and support community resilience solutions around the region. Please join our partners and allies for strategic dialogues and interactive sessions to strengthen our cross-sector collaborations and collective impact.
Humanist Hall
390 27th St, Oakland, California 94609
10/11/2019 Friday, 10/11 4 - 5:30pm Jared Huffman will be hosting a town hall meeting in San Rafael. We would love to get a group of elk advocates, wildlife advocates, and national park enthusiasts to come to this meeting and stand together to ask Jared Huffman to save Point Reyes and to actually listen to more than the 24 lease holders in the park. We need you there!! If you can come, PLEASE do. RSVP to me, or on the facebook group. Details below.
4 - 5:30pm
San Rafael Community Center, 618 B Street, San Rafael
Free registration for the town hall meeting HERE.
Pre-meeting meetup forELK people:
Meet at Graffeo Coffee at 3:15pm
1314 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901
Facebook Invite:

10/12/2019 SAT, OCT 12 AT 10 AM
2019 Fall Wildlife Conservation Expo
Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF · San Francisco
Yolanda and Wendy
Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 10 AM  6 PM
Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF
1675 Owens Street, San Francisco, California 94158
Every year, WCNs Wildlife Conservation Expos provide a unique opportunity to bring together wildlifes most ardent supporters with some of the worlds leading conservationists to connect, share stories, and make life-long friendships. At Expo you can hear what its like to live and work in some of the most remote parts of the world and you can speak to conservationists directly to learn what you can do to help. Expos give you a chance to dive deeper into your love for wildlife, to learn what conservationists are doing to protect endangered animals, and become inspired to make a difference. Its an event you wont want to miss.
This year we are kicking off Expo weekend with a special talk from Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, the evening of Friday, October 11 with Expo to follow on Saturday, October 12.
10/12/2019 Friday, October 11, 6-8 p.m.
Saturday, October 12, 6-8 p.m.
Friday, October 18, 6-8 p.m.
Saturday, October 19, 6-8 p.m.
Cow Palace Arena and Event Center, 2600 Geneva Ave., Daly City, CA
Please join local activists in demonstrating against the rodeo.
Electric prods, spurs, and bucking straps are used to irritate and enrage normally docile and gentle animals used in rodeos. Before entering the ring, cows and horses are often prodded with an electrical "hotshot" so that the pain will rile them.
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10/13/2019 Saturday, Oct. 13th 2019 11:30 am to 2 pm
Hillsborough, CA
Join PETA President Ingrid Newkirk, and senior staff and scientists
minimum donation $100
RSVP by October 5th to Melanie Wise milanieW@petaf.org or 323-210-2245
10/15/2019 See you at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco,
on October 15, 2019 for Earth Island's 20th Anniversary Brower Youth Awards!
Join us as we celebrate six inspiring young adults who are working hard to help save our planet! Here are two of our six honorees.Join us as we celebrate six inspiring young adults who are working hard to help save our planet! Here are two of our six honorees.
RSVP for free ticket at
10/16/2019 Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Opera Plaza Community Room
601 Van Ness Ave · San Francisco, CA
A Plant-Based Diet that HEALS, with Kevin Ahern, RN
plus vegan dinner
Hosted by Dave
From San Francisco Vegan Events
On Weds. Oct. 16 at 6 pm, Kevin Ahern, RN, international lecturer on the healing powers of a balanced plant-based diet, will share about the amazing recoveries he has personally observed, and HOW they happened.
Here is what Kevin says:
"People who had heart disease and were sent home to die could routinely get our of their wheelchairs within weeks, and outlive their cardiologists. Diabetic patients who had been taking insulin for decades were off insulin and oral meds in a few days to months. High blood pressure was changed so fast that medications were reduced or eliminated within days to weeks. Overweight people routinely lost about 25 or more pounds in 6 months while eating until they were full of foods they loved at every meal.
10/17/2019 National Bioneers Conference 2019
Oct 17, 2019 8:00 AM - Oct 21, 2019 6:00 PM PDT
Marin Center San Rafael
10/17/2019 Come Raise the Woof with Oakland Animal Services!
October 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm $150
Its time to Raise the Woof! with Friends of Oakland Animal Services, Mayor Libby Schaaf, and Event Emcee Diane Dwyer, Emmy award winning KTVU & NBC journalist.
Impact Hub 2323 Broadway Oakland
Auction  All-Vegan Heavy Appetizers  Signature Drinks
Friday, October 25, 2019, from 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Film Screening: A Prayer for Compassion
Nick's Kitchen
223 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco, Ca 94080

A Prayer for Compassion calls on people of faith and spiritual seekers of every stripe to come together to bring about a world in which The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them... They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. (Isaiah 11:6 and 11:9)

Dinner and movie for only $20.00!

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10/26/2019 Sat, Oct 26, 10 AM  6 PM
SF World Veg Fest
San Francisco County Fair Building
1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA
From Vegevents.com: Join us for the 20th SF World Veg Fest on Sat 10/26/19 hosted by the SF Veg Society. There will be fun, food, presentations, and more. www.sfvs.org/world-veg-festival/
10/27/2019 Kathleen's Birthday Concert Potluck
Kathleen Russell
Sunday, October 27 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Kathleen's Sun Valley Backyard 209 Solano St San Rafael, California 94901
Howdy Friends! Come join me for some LIVE MUSIC!
I am LOONG overdue for a Gathering of my Peeps, so let's gather. So much to celebrate!
Sunday, Oct. 27th is the day before my Birthday!
Come hang with me as I turn the page on another year, and enjoy a Backyard Concert to kick off Halloween Week and enjoy the warm sunny Fall weather. . .
Singer-songwriter Korby Lenker lives in Nashville, but he just played in a Marinwood backyard, and I thought, "he's got talent, depth and soul." Take a Listen, or watch this sweet Duet, or take my word for it. He's good! Help me celebrate My Little Life!
Please bring $20 to support Korby! No gifts for me, just seeing you will be perfect!
Bring a beverage & dish if it's easy (and don't stress if it's not). . . You might also bring a blanket to sit on, or a lawn chair, and some friends, if you'd like! Let's eat some vegan cake and rock a late October Sun Valley afternoon.
Hope to see ya ~ Kathleen 415-717-2221
10/28/2019 Monday, October 28, 2019 from 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Film Screening: The Answer
Vegetarian House
520 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, California 95112

The Answer tells the powerful true story of an American, James Donald Walters. The film portrays his youthful quest for truth which took him from his birthplace (1926) in Romania to Hollywood, California (1948) where he meets and is accepted as a disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, the great Indian Master, author of Autobiography of a Yogi. This is the story of an amazing spiritual journey. It is a metaphor for the spiritual journey of each and every one of us.

Dinner and movie for only $20.00!

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