A Green Activist’s Calendar for August 2015

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in Civil Rights, Culture, Environment, Media, Ocean Beach, Organizing, Politics, San Diego

 activists hold handsEditor: Here is our monthly “Green Activist Calendar” put together by our friends at the OB Green Store & Center. (We apologize for posting it after a few events had already occurred. If you ever have anything to add, please contact either the Green Store or the OB Rag.)

August Events at the Ocean Beach Green Center

Ocean Beach Green Center, 4843 B Voltaire Street, Ocean Beach 92107 oceanbeachgreencenter@gmail.com  619.225.1083

August 13th Thursday 7 p.m. Film Night “Food For Change”

A 2013 documentary focusing on food co-ops as a force for dynamic social and economic change in American culture. The movie tells the story of the cooperative movement in the U.S. through interviews, rare archival footage, and commentary by the filmmaker and social historians. This is the first film to examine the important historical role played by food co-ops, their pioneering quest for organic foods, and their current efforts to create regional food systems.

Additionally, the film shows how the co-op movement strengthens communities where they are located, enhancing local economies and food security. The goal is to educate on the principles of cooperation with a focus on food. Free of Charge :-)

San Diego August Events

Every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. –  August 15th, August 22nd, August 29th

Climate Mobilization Coalition MeetingAt Ocean Beach People’s Cooperative Community Room, 4765 Voltaire Street, 92107. Come help plan for the upcoming Climate Action events in San Diego. The Coalition has sponsored two events this year and plans at least one more in September leading up to the critical UN Climate Conference in Paris this November. We encourage groups and community contingents. For inspiration check out Democracy Now –  Contact: oceanbeachgreencenter@gmail.com with inquiries.

August 5th – Wednesday

OB Planning Board meeting; 6pm OB Rec Center, 4726 Santa Monica Ave.; Update and discussion on the status of the OB Community Plan Update, which is heading to the California Coastal Commission on Aug. 13.

 August 5th – 9th Wednesday – Sunday

Veterans for Peace 30th Annual Convention Town and Country Resort and Convention 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego 92108. “Peace and Reconciliation in the Pacific”. Keynote Speaker: Seymour Hersh. Poetry Reading, workshops, music, friends. For more information and to register, visit: vfpnationalconvention.org

August 8th – Saturday

San Diego Free Press “GALASTRAVAGANZAVERSARY” – 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Border X Brewing, 2181 Logan Avenue, Barrio Logan. San Diego Free Press turned 3 years old and they’re throwing a tantrum & a party! Join us for an evening of progressive speakers, live music, political cartoons, lively poetry, good conversation & great beer! For more info, email:  contact@sandiegofreepress.org

August 13th – Thursday

Ocean Beach Community Plan Update at California Coastal Commission Chula Vista Council Chambers, 276 Fourth Avenue, Chula Vista, 91910. The Ocean Beach Community Plan Update is tentatively scheduled to be heard by the California Coastal Commission on Aug. 13th during their meeting in Chula Vista. Some policy issues required resolution between the Coastal Commission and the City of San Diego. City Staff summaries on the remaining issues and for up to date and additional information visit: oceanbeachplanning.org/resources/communityplan

August 14th – Friday

Sierra Club Movie Night “Years of Living Dangerously” – Episodes 5 & 6; 630 – 9:00 p.m.  8304 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard #101. These two episodes are from a 9-part Showtime 2014 documentary television series focusing on global warming. More info, contact: Jean Costa 619-463-0721 or ellenshively@sbcglobal.net. Registration Optional. Free of Charge :-)

Aug 15th Saturday

Friends of Famosa Slough Nature and Bird Walk 1:00 p.m.  Meet at the kiosk by the corner of Famosa Blvd. and W. Pt. Loma Blvd. more info http://www.famosaslough.org/

Open House/Potluck at Wild Willow Farm Volunteering, Classes, Yoga, T-shirt making, Qigong, Native Plant Tour, Farm Tour, Potluck, Live Music, Wood-fired Pizza, Bonfire and more. Info at: www.sandiegoroots.org

New events are always happening….please check  for updates and also check out the OB Rag “links” page with links to most other OB and many San Diego activist groups.

Save the Date! Upcoming Events…..

September 13th

Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The San Diego Really Really Free Market & Food Drive Teralta Park, at the corner of 40th & Orange Ave in City Heights. The Really Really Free Market is similar to a huge potluck, where you can bring whatever you have to share and take whatever you need. No selling, buying, or trading. Food Drive to Benefit Food Not Bombs: Food will be collected for the local chapters (downtown & City Heights) of Food Not Bombs. Read more online at sdrrfm.blogspot.com

September 26th Saturday 10:00 a.m. Tour de Fat San Diego

Tour de Fat is New Belgium Brewing’s traveling celebration of all things bicycle, honoring mankind’s greatest invention. Born in Ft. Collins, Colorado to increase awareness and participation in cycling as a sustainable form of transportation, Tour de Fat has grown into a national rite of passage for cycling advocates and bon vivants alike. Benefits San Diego Bicycle Coalition, more info http://sdbikecoalition.org/

 

 

 

 

 

Save the Date!  Upcoming Events…..
September 13th Sunday  11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.   The San Diego Really Really Free Market & Food Drive   Teralta Park, at the corner of 40th & Orange Ave in City Heights.  The Really Really Free Market is similar to a huge potluck, where you can bring whatever you have to share and take whatever you need.  No selling, buying, or trading.  Food Drive to Benefit Food Not Bombs:  Food will be collected for the local chapters (downtown & City Heights) of Food Not Bombs.  Read more online at

September 26th Saturday     10:00 a.m.  Tour de Fat San Diego
Tour de Fat is New Belgium Brewing’
s traveling celebration of all things bicycle, honoring mankind’s greatest invention. Born in Ft. Collins, Colorado to increase awareness and participation in cycling as a sustainable form of transportation, Tour de Fat has grown into a national rite of passage for cycling advocates and bon vivants alike.  Benefits San Diego Bicycle Coalition, more info http://sdbikecoalition.org/

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Avatar Debbie August 6, 2015 at 6:02 pm

Thank you for posting all that info!

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