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December 2019

Event Start DateEvent
12/01/2019 Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 3 PM  5 PM
Sea of Shadows Documentary Film
Public · Hosted by Sea Shepherd NorCal
188 Steuart St, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States
SEA OF SHADOWS follows a team of dedicated scientists, high-tech conservationists, investigative journalists and courageous undercover agents as well as the Mexican Navy as they put their lives on the line to save the last remaining vaquitas and bring the vicious international crime syndicate to justice. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is featured with Operation Milagro, our campaign to save the Vaquita by pulling the poachers gill nets to prevent entanglement and death to the Vaquita, Toatoba and other sea life.
Sea Shepherd is dedicated to preventing the extinction of the Vaquita porpoise and the Totoaba fish. It is hard, dirty and dangerous work but we can win on this if we can seize every illegal gill net as quickly as they are set. We are doing that and we have stopped the decline in the numbers and I
https://www.facebook.com/events/2385074021756864/
12/01/2019 Sunday, December 1, 2019 3:00 to 5:30 pm
EONs Annual Bolinas Fund Raiser Party!
A Report Back and Grateful Celebration of this Years Work on the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend.
5G, Nuclear Weapons and Waste have been our focus this year. From San Onofre, in Southern California, to Livermore in the Bay Area to New Mexico, the EON Team has been on the job this year engaged in activism, media reporting and documentary film production. Wed like to update you on some of what weve learned from the local to the global. Weve made great progress on our documentary, Shutdown and will show excerpts.
Please join us for libations and munchies, Sunday, December 1, from 3-5:30pm at a lovely private residence (space limited.) Address will be given when you RSVP to 415-868-1900 or by email to: mbbrangan@gmail.com">mbbrangan@gmail.com

12/03/2019 Tuesday, December 3rd; 6pm
Time to Get Coal Out of Richmond!
This is it! Join us Tuesday, November 5, at 6:30 pm at 240 Civic Center Plaza, when the Richmond City Council will finally vote on the Richmond Coal Ordinance. The ordinance would phase out the storage and handling of coal and petroleum coke.
This vote was supposed to be in November, and the fossil fuel proponents are delaying it. Show up in even greater force!
Richmond Civic Center
440 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond CA
12/03/2019 Tues Dec 3, 5:30
(doors open at 6)
Coal Out of Richmond! City Council Meeting, December 3
This is it! Help us tell the Richmond City Council to pass the ordinance without delay to start the transition from coal to cleaner commodities. We expect a crowd, so get there early!
Richmond Civic Center
440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond
12/03/2019 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3. 7:00
WATSON
IN PERSON: FILMMAKER LESLEY CHILCOTT
Like a crime-fighting superhero of the high seas, Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson has spent his life sailing the globe to keep our oceans and their inhabitants safe. A daring ships captain with no fear of danger, Watson and his crews have confronted illegal whaling vessels from Europe to the Southern Ocean, seal hunters in Canada, and shark finners in Central America. Impervious to threats, with more than one nation issuing warrants for his arrest, Watson continues to intervene on behalf of his clients: the ocean creatures endangered by overfishing and illegal activities on the high seas. Blending revealing contemporary interviews with Watson, archival clips of Sea Shepherds dramatic encounters, and spectacular underwater nature footage, award-winning documentarian Lesley Chilcott (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman) paints a fascinating portrait of a man willing to put his own life and liberty at risk in a relentless quest to protect the oceans and the marine life within. Producer/Director: Lesley Chilcott. (US 2019) 99 min. https://rafaelfilm.cafilm.org/watson/
12/03/2019 Dec. 3, 2019 at 10 a.m.
Tell EPA: Stop Air Pollution from the Dirty Plastic Industry
EPA 75 Hawthorne St. San Francisco, CA 94105
Directions:
The US EPA office is a 7 minute walk from Montgomery BART stop. For additional details and updates check out the FB event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2437283763177829/
https://mobilize.biologicaldiversity.org/event/action-attend/1332/signup/
12/03/2019 Tuesday, December 3, 6:30 PM
Tell Richmond City Council: No Coal!
440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA
https://ignite.biologicaldiversity.org/event/action-attend/1302/signup/
12/04/2019 Wednesday, December 4, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Why Loving Trees Will Save Our Souls--and Our Asses, with Jack Gescheidt
plus vegan dinner
San Francisco Vegan Events
Opera Plaza Community Room
601 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102
Details
WHY LOVING TREES WILL SAVE OUR SOULS--AND OUR ASSES, WITH JACK GESCHEIDT, WEDS. DEC. 4 AT 6 PM The devastating impact of animal agriculture on the environment, its massive contribution to global warming, and the alarming rate of deforestation in ord...
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https://www.meetup.com/vegetarians/events/266657581/
12/05/2019 December 5th 6-8pm
JOIN US FOR THE ANNUAL SF GREEN FILM FEST HOLIDAY MIXER
We'll be at Madrone Art Bar on Thursday, December 5th, from 6pm to 8pm.
Come for drinks & pizza. Stay to spend time with our green movie-loving community!
Madrone Art Bar :: 500 Divisadero St in SF
https://www.greenfilmfest.org/2019_holiday_mixer
12/05/2019 December 5, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Island Cat Resources and Adoption
ICRA Pawliday Boutique Champagne Preview
Location Alameda Elks Lodge
The ICRA Pawliday Boutique is four unique boutiques in one, where you can get all your holiday shopping done under one roof while supporting the life saving work of Island Cat Resources and Adoptions! Proceeds from this event help improve the lives of free-roaming and unowned cats through spay/neuter, adoption, and community education.
https://icraeastbay.org/events/pawliday-boutique-preview/
12/06/2019 Friday December 06 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
National Climate Strike & March for Green New Deal (San Francisco)
Organizer/Author Youth VS. Apocalypse, 350.org
BlackRock HQ, 400 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105
Climate Strike & March in San Francisco
In San Francisco, there will be a youth strike speak-out from 10am to Noon outside BlackRock HQ at 400 Howard Street. At noon, there will be a march from BlackRock HQ to a Congresspersons office (to be announced.)
BlackRock is an investment firm that has funded the destruction of our planet and the oppression of black and brown people. BlackRock has funded the burning of the Amazon, leading to environmental catastrophe and the murder of indigenous people, and have invested in private prisons and detention centers. BlackRock must be held accountable.
12/06/2019 Friday December 06 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
UC Berkeley Climate Strike: UC Green New Deal
Organizer/Author Students For Climate Action
Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley, Bancroft Way, Berkeley, California 94720
UC Berkeley Climate Strike: UC Green New Deal
Students for Climate Action is returning with our second call to action: create a UC Green New Deal. The University of California is the largest employer and largest landowner in the 5th largest economy in the world. The actions of the UC system have the power to change the fate of the world's climate and transform global systems of social inequality. Join the climate strikes happening around the world on December 6th, from 10 am - 12 pm, in demanding and CREATING an equitable and sustainable future. To learn more and stay in contact with this movement, please follow our page for future updates.
10-11am: Art Build and Environmental Community Tabling on Sproul Steps
11am-12pm: Rally on Sproul Steps
12pm: March to California Hall, and optional continue on to BART to join SF contingent
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/25/18828407.php
12/06/2019 Friday December 06 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
National Climate Strike in Oakland
Youth vs. Apocalypse and others
Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA, 94612
Oakland Climate Strike: Resilient Village
Join Oakland youth for a community Resilient Village to raise awareness on climate resilience and our upcoming climate chaos with hands-on workshops on herbal making, civic engagement, art, water catchment, and more. We will also provide tools for youth and allies to learn about divestment from fossil fuels and investment in the Green New Deal and provide ways to get involved.
This action is youth led and co-hosted by YVA, Mycelium Youth Network, Planting Justice and others.
We hope this will lead into a city wide disaster resilience planning meeting with city officials on Saturday 12/7.
Part of the National Climate Strikes on December 6th:
The September 20th Climate Strike was the largest day of action for climate justice ever. On December 6th, as world leaders gather at the UNs annual climate conference, young people across America will join a national #ClimateStrike to take the momentum from September to our elected officials doorsteps.
In September, many politicians shared nice words of encouragement. But, we didnt walk out of school and work to earn their praise. We joined the #ClimateStrike because our lives depend on elected leaders treating this crisis like the emergency it is.
On December 6th, well show up at the offices of our political leaders and ask them, are you ready to stand with our generation and fight for a Green New Deal?
12/07/2019 Saturday, December 7th 6:00-10:00 PM
David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA
6:00 VIP Dinner 7:30 Cocktail Reception
Please Join us for FFAC's 7th Annual Bay Area Celebration Gala!
David Brower Center
This year's Celebration Gala features an open bar, full dinner buffet, live music, silent auction, & program with special guest Miyoko Schinner.
All proceeds from the event benefit FFAC's humane education program, reaching 50,000 students and stakeholders annually with compelling, interactive materials highlighting the environmental, health, social justice, and animal welfare benefits of moving towards a plant-based diet.
6-10pm l VIP Dinner and Cocktail & Dessert Reception $100
VIP Ticket includes Seated Dinner, Cocktail & Dessert Reception, Program, & Silent Auction.
7:30-10pm lCocktail & Dessert Reception $40
Cocktail Reception includes Cocktails & Dessert, Program, & Silent Auction. (Cocktail reception follows dinner service)
6:00 Dinner
6:00 Silent Auction Opens
7:30 Cocktail Reception
8:00 Special presentation highlighting this year's accomplishments and outlook for 2020
9:00 Silent Auction Closes
Cocktail attire is suggested.
Entire menu is plant-based.
https://secure.everyaction.com/TUDEPr9DKkapIBk2UW-PXg2
12/07/2019 Oakland As pitcher Liam Hendriks and his wife Kristi join the East Bay Animal PAC to talk about their work to encourage adoption and efforts to end animal abuse. Also a chance to enjoy A's World Series trophies, vintage uniforms, batting cage and photo booth.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oakland-as-pitcher-liam-hendriks-on-animal-protection-tickets-83044699933
12/07/2019 Saturday, Dec 7th 10 - 12:30pm at Bear Valley Visitor Center
We are planning our next Tule Elk Vigil and we hope you can make it.
As the park gets closer to releasing the Record of Decision around the fate of the Tule elk, and the fate of the future of the seashore, it is up to us to make our voices heard.
Right now, the park plans to move forward with Alternative B, the alternative that expands ranching despite overwhelming evidence that it is one of the worst options for the soil, water, air, native plants and wildlife. It's the alternative where the park will shoot the Tule elk if they walk onto "ranch territory." We want to remind the park that this is all of our land-- not just 24 private, for-profit ranches.
https://www.facebook.com/events/466025854042544/
12/07/2019 Saturday, December 7, 2019 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
in Clayton
Vegan and gluten free potluck dinner
Hosted by Audrey F.
https://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Wellness-Group/events/266876496/">https://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Wellness-Group/events/266876496/
12/07/2019 Saturday, December 7, 2019; 10:00am  4:00pm. At Spirit Rock in West Marin - see link at end
Sliding Scale: $75  200. Code BS2D19.
Presenters: Bob Stahl, Richard Shankman, James Baraz, Thanissara, Bob Isaacson, Patti Breitman, Will Tuttle, and Jina Shah, and via video: Tara Brach, Konda Mason, and Dawn Mauricio.
Description:
This day retreat will be devoted to exploring the first precept of not killing or non-harming, which is the basis, or foundation for the remaining four precepts of not stealing, not causing sexual harm, not hurting with speech, and not getting intoxicated.

It is interesting to note that within the Western Insight and Theravada tradition, there is a philosophical divide between vegans, vegetarians, and meat eaters. The first precept clearly states not killing any living being, which implies that all of life is sacred. Yet how is it that many of us still eat animals? And also what about climate change, can shifting to a plant based diet help? Is it possible to reconcile these conundrums?
https://calendar.spiritrock.org/events/honoring-all-life/
12/08/2019 December 8, 3:00 to 5:30
POINT REYES Cell Tower EVENT
Opportunity to hear three renowned expert speakers!
Cindy Russell, MD, (MDsafetech.org) Magda Havas, Ph.D., (MagdaHavas.com) and Ellie Marks,California Brain Tumor Association (http://www.calibta.org/)
Point Reyes Presbyterian Church
11445 HWY 1, Point Reyes Station, CA
Flyer for event Please bring friends and family!
https://eon3emfblog.net/wp-content/uploads/PRS_WM_ATT_Flyer_bp-1.pdf
12/08/2019 Sunday, December 8, 2019 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monthly Vegan Lunch..
Marin Vegan Events
Veggie Grill
147 Corte Madera Town Center
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Dear friends, Our next scheduled lunch will be on Dec 8th at Veggie Grill in Corte Madera
Hosted by kalpana mehta
https://www.meetup.com/marin-vegan/events/kwzjfryzqbcb/">https://www.meetup.com/marin-vegan/events/kwzjfryzqbcb/
12/08/2019 Dec 8 SUN
CORKY Banner Display
11 AM · Crissy Field, 610 Old Mason St. San Francisco, California
Sunday at 11 AM  3 PM
Crissy Field, 610 Old Mason St. San Francisco, California
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the capture of orca, Corky, in British Columbia. Come help us lay out the banner on the grass at Crissy Field. The Banner was made by children from around the world, calling for the retirement of Corky from SeaWorld San Diego. A Sea Sanctuary is being prepared for Corky at Double Bay, BC where she will be cared for and can reconnect with her family pod. Corky is the longest surviving captive whale in the world. Be there for photo shoot at 12 noon. For more about Corky see www.dolphinspirit.org. "BRING CORKY HOME"
https://www.facebook.com/events/480382942601803/
12/08/2019 DEC 8 Sunday at 7 PM  9 PM
Awesöme Orchestra's 2019 End-of-Year Concert
Public · Hosted by Awesöme Orchestra Collective and Freight & Salvage
Freight & Salvage
2020 Addison St, Berkeley, California 94704
www.flipcause.com
https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NjQ3ODg=
12/09/2019 Monday, December 9, 2019, from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Sacramento Film Screening: A Prayer for Compassion
Loving Hut
8355 Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove, California 95758


THE FOOD CURE is a feature-length documentary that explores the most extreme claims made about nutrition. Can a particular diet really alleviate or even reverse serious diseases like cancer?

The film follows the experiences of six cancer patients who choose a plant-based nutritional treatment in lieu of chemotherapy and radiation. It accompanies them over a period of more than five years, no matter what the outcome.

Intimate and unflinchingly honest, this deeply moving documentary shows the astonishing feats that can be achieved with nutrition, while also portraying the obstacles and daily struggles patients experience as they attempt to eat and juice their way back to health.

https://www.facebook.com/stage4ninjawarrior/videos/590079531481895/

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.

Please RSVP at,

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sacramento-film-screening-the-food-cure-tickets-80399885221

Dinner and movie for only $15.00
12/11/2019 Wednesday, December 11, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
"The Game Changers" plus Dinner!
Hosted by Dave
Opera Plaza Community Room
601 Van Ness Ave · San Francisco, CA
On Wed. Dec. 11 at 6 pm, enjoy the blockbuster movie, "The Game Changers," James Cameron's revolutionary new film about plant-based nutrition, protein and strength.
https://www.meetup.com/vegetarians/events/266038989/
12/13/2019 Friday, December 13, 2019 at 7 PM  9:30 PM
Nick's on Grand
223 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco, California 94080

DOMINION is a new Australian documentary. Exposing the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture through drones, hidden & handheld cameras, the feature-length film explores the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom.

Dominion is presenting an uncompromising, damning exploration of the various ways animals are used and abused by humans, particularly in the meat, dairy, egg, clothing and entertainment industries.

This is a film that every human being should see, in order to have a better understanding of our relationship with other animals.

View the Trailer here

http://www.dominionmovement.com/trailer

Dinner and movie for only $20.00! Bring a non-vegetarian friend and your friend will have $5.00 off.

Please RSVP at,

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/south-san-francisco-film-screening-dominion-tickets-83514521181

12/14/2019 Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 4 PM  10 PM
Om Sabor Holiday Vegan Pop up @Phonobar
Hosted by Om Sabor
Phonobar 370 Grove Street, San Francisco, California 94102
https://www.facebook.com/events/2495334530748885/
12/16/2019 Monday, December 16, 2019 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Holiday Cooking Class featuring Vegan Polish Cuisine
Marin Vegan Events
Homestead Valley Community Association
315 Monford Ave Mill Valley, CA 94941
***Email christine.e.dickson@gmail.com to register for the class and to receive a link to pre-pay online. Participants are not RSVP-ed for the class unless they pre-pay in advance. No refunds. Join us for an incredible holiday cooking class featurin...
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Hosted by Christine
Since 2012, I have opened my home on Thanksgiving Day to vegans to share a cruelty free Thanksgiving Dinner. I've also taught popular vegan baking classes at Whole Foods and Sur La Table (2007 & 2010) as a hobby.
https://www.meetup.com/marin-vegan/events/266477352/

January 2020

Event Start DateEvent
01/27/2020 Monday, January 27th, 2020 at 7 PM  9:30 PM
Vegetarian House
520 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA, 95112, United States
San Jose Film Screening: DOMINION

DOMINION is a new Australian documentary. Exposing the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture through drones, hidden & handheld cameras, the feature-length film explores the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom.

Dominion is presenting an uncompromising, damning exploration of the various ways animals are used and abused by humans, particularly in the meat, dairy, egg, clothing and entertainment industries.

This is a film that every human being should see, in order to have a better understanding of our relationship with other animals.

View the Trailer here

http://www.dominionmovement.com/trailer

Dinner and movie for only $20.00! Bring a non-vegetarian friend and your friend will have $5.00 off.

Please RSVP at,

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/san-jose-film-screening-dominion-tickets-83688716203

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