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May 2019

Event Start DateEvent
05/01/2019 It's Premiere Nite! SF Screening of "The Invisible Vegan"
San Francisco Vegan Events
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Opera Plaza Community Room
601 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102
Vegan Meal plus
IT'S PREMIERE NITE! WATCH THE SAN FRANCISCO SCREENING OF "THE INVISIBLE VEGAN," WED. MAY 1 AT 6 PM On Wed., May 1 at 6 pm, watch the San Francisco screening of the brand new movie, "The Invisible Vegan." "The Invisible Vegan" is a 90-minute indepen...
Hosted by Dave
05/02/2019 MAY 2-5, 2019
Documentary Film Festival
in Marin Theaters
05/04/2019 Saturday, May 4th
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Eco Home & Garden Tour
(Luncheon at noon, tour at your own pace.)
About the Tour
Owners of five eco-friendly East Bay homes in Berkeley, Kensington and Albany will open their doors to about 100 attendees to showcase their sustainable, carbon footprint-reducing home improvements such as water recapture systems, solar panels, sustainable building design and materials, and waste reduction and recycling strategies. A luncheon for participants featuring guest speakers and sponsors will also take place in Berkeley.
Along with educating homeowners, 350 Bay Area hopes the event will inspire community-wide involvement in fighting the climate crisis and raise awareness about climate solutions.
Link here: https://ecotour.brownpapertickets.com - We have less than 50 tickets left and ticket sales end May 1st, so get yours today! Tickets are sliding scale starting at $50.
05/04/2019 Medicine Garden Tour
1376 Ashby Ave, Berkeley
Saturday, May 4, from 12-3pm
Lisa Sanderson-Fox will do the Walk and Melanie Molina will help us make herbal concoctions.. Discuss uses for as many as 25 garden herbs. We will have one of our legendary potlucks too. Requested donation $10-20 but NOTAFLOF
RSVP webeegardeners@gmail.com
05/04/2019 Saturday May 4 2019 at 2:15 pm
at Rafael theater 1118 Fourth Street San Rafael, CA. 94901
Ay Mariposa Film (plus 2 shorts) at Doclands festival
IN PERSON: INTRODUCTION BY JULIA BUTTERFLY HILL with Director Krista Schlyer, Film Subject Marianna Travino Wright
Three conservationists with a bent for cogent images and film join forces in the eleventh hour to capture the natural wonder of the monarch butterfly in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas as it faces impending environmental challenges brought on by Trump's border wall. In the film, we meet Zulema Hernandez, a 77-year-old former migrant worker who has joined in the wall protests with her borderlands neighbors, and Marianna Trevino Wright, director of the National Butterfly Center, who is mounting a legal challenge to preserve the butterflys habitat that lies directly in the path of the wall. With a strong focus on the wildlife and the people of the US-Mexico borderlands whose lives will be affected, Ay Mariposa is a film that will educate as well as motivate.
05/04/2019 Green New Deal Town Hall
Saturday, May 4, 7:00 PM-10:00 PM

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

Big Green Wave Headed West, Headed Your Way!
BFUU will share information on the Green New Deal, host a panel of local leaders, and provide time for discussion of local strategies for educating the public and getting politicians to endorse the Green New Deal.

Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Committee.

Free to the public
Wheelchair accessible.

For occasional email notices of peace/eco/social justice alerts and related events at BFUU, send any email to:

For weekly notices of BFUU services etc. go to:
05/04/2019 Cleaner energy, lower rates, community benefits.
Please join myself and Councilmember Bartlett on Saturday May 4th at 11am at the South Berkeley Senior Center for a meeting on East Bay Community Energy. We will discussing what EBCE is and why it's different, how to opt up to cleaner energy, how to apply for discount programs, and how all of these changes will benefit the climate.
Refreshments provided. This event is free, please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/east-bay-community-energy-community-meeting-tickets-60645049977
05/05/2019 Sunday, May 5, 2019 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Early Dinner at Vik's Chaat
Bay Area Vegan Food Lovers
Viks Chaat
2390 Fourth St Berkeley, CA 94710
This highly popular chaat cafe has revised its menus and now offers seven vegan (marked V+) vegan and gluten-free dinner options. http://vikschaat.com/menu/">http://vikschaat.com/menu/ In the snack bar format customers pay in advance and get their food from the kitchen counte...
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Hosted by Brad
05/09/2019 Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 7:30 PM
San Francisco Vegan Drinks (and Eats)
Public · Hosted by San Francisco Veg Society
Nick's Kitchen, 2449 Geneva Ave, Daly City, California 94014
Our next #SanFranciscoVeganDrinks (and Eats) event will be at Nick's Kitchen at 2449 Geneva Avenue in Daly City on Thursday, May 9, at 7:30. Check out Nick's awesome vegan menu: [http://www.nickskitchendalycity.com/daily-menu.html];! Please join us for a night of awesome vegan food and socializing with your fellow vegans, you dont have to drink if alcohol is not your cup of tea. Please feel free to invite folks who are veg-curious. These fun, laid-back events are a great way to introduce people to plant-based living! Please RSVP here or via email at events@sfvs.org by Wednesday, May 8.

05/11/2019 MAY11
Empty The Tanks 2019 ~ Vallejo, CA
Public · Hosted by Lisa Robles and Cristen Esquibel
Lisa Robles invited you
Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 11 AM  1 PM
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
1001 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo, California 94589
On Saturday, May 11th, 2019, protests and educational events will be held all over the world in front of marine parks and aquariums. If the park is exploiting marine mammals for entertainment and profit then we want people out front creating noise and awareness. The only way to see an end to this abuse of dolphins is to get the general public to stop buying tickets. We need your voice, your posters, and your dedication to seeing an end to the marine mammal captivity industry. Information and education is vital - our signs tell the stories and we will have flyers to hand out.
* Time: 11AM - 1PM
*This is a PEACEFUL protest!
05/12/2019 General Organizing Meeting - Coalition to Defend East Bay Forests
Sunday, May 12, 2019 (every second Sunday)
The Long Haul
3124 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
(Across the street from La Pena and the Starry Plough, and 2 blocks from Ashby BART station)
* Please refrain from wearing fragrance products to accommodate the chemically injured
05/12/2019 MAY12
Mother's Day Vegan GF Brunch
Hosted by Om Sabor
Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 11:30 AM  4 PM
MOYA 121 9th St, San Francisco, California 94103
05/12/2019 Sunday, May 12, 2019 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Nancy U scheduled a new Meetup in East Bay singles over 50 Just now
Let's help the Sierra Club plant trees in Oakland
East Bay singles over 50
new planting HQ
1045 Derby Ave Oakland, ca 94601
I will try to copy over details when I am on my computer. The Sierra Club plants and replants trees throughout Oakland. They provide the tools, we provide the man power! Let's go do good!
Hosted by Nancy U

05/18/2019 MAY18
Oakland VegFest 2019
Public · Hosted by Oakland Veg Week and Factory Farming Awareness Coalition (FFAC)
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11:00 AM  5:00 PM PDT
Lake Merritt Amphitheater
South side of Lake Merritt, Oakland, California 94612
05/18/2019 Oakland VegFest 2019 is on Saturday, May 18 at Lake Merritt Amphitheater from 11 am to 5 pm.

The Oakland VegFest is back for our fifth year, organized by the Factory Farming Awareness Coalition (FFAC).

As always, the VegFest is totally FREE and open to the public, and will feature awesome food, vendors, speakers, "cutest dog" contest, and a kids area.

This event is wheelchair accessible, and dog- and kid-friendly.
05/22/2019 Wednesday, May 22, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Opera Plaza Community Room
601 Van Ness Ave · San Francisco, CA
Integrative Nutrition for YOU, with Rachelle Marquez plus vegan dinner
Hosted by Dave
From San Francisco Vegan Events
Rachelle Marquez, a leading practitioner of nutritional science, will share with us an exciting aspect of dietary choices known as 'integrative nutrition.' Its not just about eating the recommended number of fruits and vegetables each day or counting calories. Instead, integrative nutrition looks at ways to heal the whole person through food, vitamins, minerals, dietary and herbal supplements, movement and more.
Rachelle explains it this way:
"Most approaches to healthy eating dwell on calories, carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Instead of creating lists of restrictions and good and bad foods, I coach my clients to explore basic improvements and implement gradual changes during our work together.
05/22/2019 Wed, May 22, 2019 5:45 PM  8:00 PM
Join Earth Islands Real Foods Real Stories for a celebratory fundraiser on May 22 at Airbnbs offices in San Francisco. Back for its third year, StorySlam promises to be an evening of delicious food, connection, and inspiring heartfelt stories from the Bay Area food community. The evening will bring intriguing tales from all-stars Nite Yun of Nyum Bai, Josey Baker of Josey Baker Bread, Aruna Lee of Volcano Kimchi, Chef Tu David Phu, and more. All proceeds support free storytelling gatherings that bring together curious eaters and local food changemakers to cultivate connection in our local food community.

05/23/2019 Toward a Regional Climate Emergency Mobilization, May 23
There's lots of work to do. Help us plan to bring together the forces needed - public officials, frontline communities, unions and a host of other environmental, social and climate justice organizations - for a real climate emergency mobilization.
Thurs, May 23, 5 PM
Berkeley City Hall, 6th floor 2180 Milvia, Berkeley
05/24/2019 Judi Bari Day: May 24
Join us to commemorate the 29th anniversary of the bombing of Judi Bari & Darryl Cherney & attack on Earth First! and Redwood Summer, with a Speak-Out, Sing- Out, and
Show of Solidarity
When: Friday, May 24.
Gather @ 11:30 am. We'll mark the moment of the bombing: 12 noon
Where: E. 34th &
Park Blvd, Oakland (nr. MacArthur at Oakland High School) :: ::
Bring musical instruments, poems & your voice.
A bit of history:
Northern California Earth First! activists Judi Bari & Darryl Cherney were subjects of a bomb attack by an unknown assailant in Oakland on May 24, 1990 while organizing for Redwood Summer. They were charged with bombing themselves by the FBI & OPD. Earth First! was smeared, & a real investigation was never done.
Judi & Darryl sued the FBI & OPD for civil rights violations, winning the case in 2002. Judi Bari died in 1997. Activists continue to investigate the bombing. Judi famously said, The FBI should find the bomber...& fire him!
We will never forget.
We will never give up.
We will never compromise in defense of Mother Earth.
05/25/2019 Saturday, May 25, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Veggie Today
1909 Salvio St Concord, CA 94520
People are vegans for many different reason. This event is for animal rights vegans (or transitioning to vegan) to get together with like-minded people in the East Bay. Veggie Today has a family-style, mainly vegan menu. Please refrain from ordering...
Hosted by Mila Ethical Vegan.

05/25/2019 MAY25 4 PM  9 PM
Veggie Grill Fundraiser - Berkeley
Veggie Grill (Berkeley, CA)
48 Shattuck Square, Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94707
Join us at the new Veggie Grill in Berkeley on Saturday, May 25! 33% of your purchase will be donated to Rancho Compasion, as long as you mention our fundraiser.
05/25/2019 MAY25 10 AM  7 PM
Animal Place's Vegan Republic's 4th Anniversary Party
Public · Hosted by S+M Vegan and 3 others
Animal Place's Vegan Republic
1624 University Ave, Berkeley, California 94703
Animal Place's Vegan Republics 4th Anniversary Party will be from 10am-7pm with Gay 4 U and Bread and Butter Oakland popping up from 11am-3pm and Flacos from 5pm-7pm. Come eat some amazing vegan food, do some vegan shopping and get a goody bag full of surprises!
Lunch brought to you by Gay 4 U, Vegan desserts by Bread and Butter Oakland and dinner by Flacos!
05/25/2019 MAY25 1 PM  4 PM
Cube of Truth: Marin County, CA: May 25th
Public · Hosted by Anonymous for the Voiceless
Plaza Viña Del Mar, Sausalito
SAUSALITO CA 94965 UNITED STATES, Sausalito, California 94965
05/26/2019 Sunday, May 26, 2019 2:00 PM
HIKING MEDITATION - Meditation on-the-Go
Hiking Meditation - Meditation on-the-Go
Palos Colorados Trailhead
Joaquin Miller Ct
Oakland, CA 94611


05/26/2019 Sun May 26, 3:00  5:30 PM
No Coal in Richmond: We Will Not Be Greenwashed! May 26
There has been a lot of news - read the latest here. The mayor tried to pull a fast one, but coal-ban advocates were too strong. Help us keep canvassing to keep up the pressure.
Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
2540 Macdonald Ave, Richmond
05/26/2019 MAY26 11:30 AM  1:30 PM
Fairfax Town Hall for a Green New Deal
Public · Hosted by Fairfax Town Hall for a Green New Deal
Fairfax Women's Club 46 Park Rd, Fairfax, California 94930
Hosted by Fairfax Town Hall for a Green New Deal
Who stands to benefit from the Green New Deal? What's at stake?
Join us at this Town Hall to hear leaders in our community share about how the Green New Deal is the biggest opportunity of our lifetime to invest in the American people, and what that looks like for us.
05/27/2019 Monday, May 27, 2019 2pm to 5pm
Memorial Day BBQ & Potluck
Hosted by Michelle
This may be the only BBQ/Potluck I'll be able to host in 2019 so try to make it if you can!
We encourage kids, I'll have my 6,9, 12 and 14 year olds on hand. The older kids love little ones.
Details to come. Post what vegan dish you'll be bringing. As usual bring your own cup, plate, silverware, etc.
Address will be messaged to attendees before the event.


05/27/2019 Monday, May 27, 2019
Free Concert on Memorial Day
Hosted by Clay Goetz
Bring a blanket, picnic and low chair but get ready to dance! Come early because this free event will be packed. Music starts at 12. Food, beer & wine are also available for purchase.
Featured veteran music project Operation Encore, Koolerator with special guest Barry Sless, and San Geronimo.
"The Community Celebration features food from a host of local vendors and, as in year's past, a Concert on the Green will keep attendees dancing throughout the afternoon on Friends Field via a collaboration from Kiddo!, Mill Valley Recreation, City of Mill Valley, Famous4 Productions, and ECO Compliance.
05/29/2019 Wednesday, May 29, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Opera Plaza Community Room
601 Van Ness Ave San Francisco, CA 94102
Vegan dinner plus
THE FUTURE IS FUNGI! WED. MAY 29 AT 6 PM On Wed. May 29 at 6 pm, experience a GROUND-BREAKING presentation on a revolutionary approach to challenges with the world's food supply AND global warming. Kim, from the San Leandro-based company Prime Root...
Kim, from the San Leandro-based company Prime Roots, will share with us the amazing possibilities for mushrooms and other fungi. Possibilities for diet and nutrition, for natural remedies and more. Prime Roots has won the coveted Innovation Award for 2019. It is a visionary company which specializes in mushrooms and other fungi for the health and nutrition of the world.
Kim will be bringing delicious mushroom and fungi dishes for you to enjoy as part of the dinner menu and samples. And, of course, know--how on ways you can make use of them at home.

June 2019

Event Start DateEvent
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.
06/02/2019 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.
06/06/2019 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.
06/09/2019 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.
06/29/2019 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 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!


August 2019

Event Start DateEvent
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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