February Events Calendar for the OBcean of Conscience

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Hands AcossSandPicFeb. 5,      Fri.       4-5:30 pm DUMP Dumanis Justice for Fridoon Rally & Press Conference; Hall of Justice: 330 W. Broadway, Downtown San Diego; Special Guest: Jamala Rogers from Ferguson/St. Louis, MO where demonstrators ousted  the Police Chief, the City Judge & City Manager after unarmed Michael Brown was gunned down in Ferguson.

February 5th     Friday      6:30 p.m.      Jamala Rogers San Diego Book Tour! “Ferguson is America: Roots of Rebellion”  World Beat Center, 2100 Park Blvd, San Diego.  This book answer the question, “Why Ferguson?”. It explores the roots of the Ferguson Rebellion. Join in this growing movement to challenge racism in the streets, in police departments and in the courts.  $5 – 10 donation, no one turned away.  More info:  www.activistsandiego.org

February 5th    Friday,  5-9pm  Celebrate the launch of Black Arts Collective (BAC) at UC San Diego.UC San Diego, Visual Arts Facilities 452 on Russell Lane Info & Updates  Learn about the collective, vision, and hear about upcoming events such as the artist talk series, General Body Meetings and ways you can support and be a part of the collective. The launch party will be accompanied by a visual presentation demonstrating BAC’s goal of building community with a performance by The Man Who Loved Flowers, video work by BAC Visual Arts founding members Angela Webb-Pigg, Erick Msumanje and Patricia Zambrano along with the video work by Black Salt Collective, Katherine Marie and Wizard Apprentice, a DJ set by Visual Arts Assistant Professor Brian Cross aka B+

February 6th  Saturday  9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  (Doors at 9 a.m.)  “The Way Home”  Films & Conversations on Race   Peace Resource Center of San Diego, 38520 Westgate Pl, 92105.  Over the course of 8 months, 64 women, representing a cross-section of cultures in the U.S. (African-American, Arab, Asian, European-American, Indigenous, Jewish, Latina, and Multi-Racial), came together to share their experiences and explore their stories of identity, oppression, and resistance. Their candid conversations offer rare access into multi-dimensional cultural worlds invisible to outsiders. The stories are strands that weave together perspectives of how we are the same and how we are unique.  More info:  www.prcsd.org

February 6th   Saturday, , 7:30-10:30pm Gabriela & La Buena Onda at Grassroots Oasis, 3130 Moore Street (Old Town) Info & Updates  Tickets; The Grassroots Oasis (GO) is excited to have Gabriela & La Buena Onda join us to celebrate Carnival! Carnival is a rite of passage from darkness to light, from winter to summer: the first spring festival of the new year. The World/Latin Soul of Gabriela & La Buena Onda: “Connecting thru Love, Truth and Higher Consciousness”

February 9th    Tuesday,  6pm Join the Coalition for Labor and Community Solidarity for an initial planning meeting for a day of action on May 1st, 2016 in San Diego to commemorate International Workers’ Day. ICWJ Offices, 3758 30th Street Info & Updates

February 10th  Wednesday,  6pm  –Coastal Commission Public Participation Hearing;
Scottish Rite Center, 1895 Camino Del Rio South (Off I-8); attend and speak out against the current effort to sack  Coastal Commission executive director Charles Lester.

February 11    Thursday       7 p.m.       Film night “Years of Living Dangerously“; We will be continuing with the Emmy award winning 2014 documentary focusing on global warming.  February will feature the last Episodes from “Years of Living Dangerously”. Each episode features celebrity investigators, who each have a history of environmental activism, and well-known journalists, each  of whom have a background in environmental reportage. They travel to areas around the world and throughout the U.S. affected by global warming to interview experts and ordinary people affected by and seeking solutions to the effects of global warming.  Free of Charge  :-)

Every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. -Climate Mobilization Coalition Meeting – February 6th, February 13th, February 20th, February 27th  Ocean Beach People’s Cooperative Community Room, 4765 Voltaire Street, 92107.  Come help plan for the upcoming Climate Action events.   Contact: oceanbeachgreencenter@gmail.com

February 12th  Friday   6:30 p.m.      Film Showing:  “This Changes Everything”    Sierra Club, 8304  Clairmont Mesa Boulevard #101,  92111.  Inspired by Naomi Klein’s book, this film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Bejing and beyond.  Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea:  that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.    More info:  sandiego.sierraclub.org

Feb. 13      SATURDAY 2:00-3:00 PM Debate and Discussion on Marijuana Health Aspects – OB Library – A discussion of the health aspects of marijuana, featuring two opposing Scott Chipman- a local activist from Citizens Against Legalizing Marijuana, and Dr. Michelle Sexton- a naturopathic doctor and Executive Medical Research Director at the Center for the Study of Cannabis and Social Policy speakers.  4801 Santa Monica Ave * San Diego * CA * 92107 * 619.531.1532

February 15th   Monday  7:00 p.m.  Teach-in:  Turn your war taxes to peace  at the Activist San Diego General Meeting, Joyce Beers Community Center, 4065 Vermont St.  Hillcrest.  Communities around the world are resisting American militarism. Join us in a discussion of how each one of us can defund the Pentagon.  Anne Barron, a conscientious objector & war tax redirector, will facilitate the discussion.   More info: www.activistsandiego.org

February 16th  Tuesday  5:30  p.m.  Film Screening:  “ On the Side of the Road”  La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave, La Jolla.  Jewish Voice for Peace presents Israeli film maker Lia Tarachansky for a Q&A  and free screening of her award-winning documentary.  For questions, contact:  jvpsdfilm@gmail.com

Thursday, February 18, 7 pm, Ocean Beach Historical Society Presents: “Centennial of the Devastating 1916 Flood and the Rainmaker” at St. Peter’s by the Sea Lutheran Church 1371 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, Ocean Beach; In words and pictures this presentation will re-visit the famed Rainmaker Flood and look at the strange story of an itinerant sewing machine salesman-turned rainmaker, who claimed the historic rainfall as “an act of Hatfield.” Rick Crawford is the supervisor of Special Collections at the San Diego Public Library and former archives director at the San Diego Historical Society.

February 18th  Thursday  6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Tiny Footprint Challenge Social   Casa de Bloom, 3123 Quince Street, San Diego 92104. These are casual, fun and purposeful vegetarian potluck gatherings.  Our intention is to bring together like-minded people for discussion, inspiration and sharing of tangible steps of actions we can take as individuals and together as a community to create the most healthy planet possible! More info:  local-earth.org

February 20th  Saturday  9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  (Doors at 9 a.m.)  “Mirrors of Privilege:  Making Whiteness Visible”  Films & Conversations on Race   Peace Resouce Center of San Diego, 38520 Westgate Pl, 92105.  is a film for all people who are interested in justice, personal growth, and community. It features experiences of white women and men who have worked to gain insight into what it means to challenge notions of racism and white supremacy in the United States. More info:  www.prcsd.org

February 23rd  Tuesday  9:00 a.m.  – 5:00 p.m.   Zero Waste Symposium:  “Programs and Policies Moving Us Closer to Zero  County Operations Center. Campus Center Hearing Room, County Operations Center, 5520 Overland Avenue, 92123.  Registration Fee Required.  A series of presentations by industry experts will cover a wide and comprehensive array of Zero Waste topics. More info:  zerowastesandiego.org

February 24th Wednesday  7:00 p.m.  Women Occupy Film Night presenting “Why War Is Not Inevitable”  Women’s Museum, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Liberty Station.  This film captures Paul Chappell’s , a West Point graduate and Iraq War veteran, view of war and peace.  Join us as we discuss alternative to war and the militarism of our society…from our schools to our police to our civic centers.  How can we resist war and build peace in San Diego. Free  More Info:  619-233-7963

February 27th  Saturday  5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.    “Crisis in Palestine”  Food, Film and Forum  Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Diequito Church, Founders Hall, 1036 Solana Drive, Solana Beach,, 92024.  Suggested donation: Adults $15, Students/youth $10.  RSVP:  edsweed@gmail.com

Thanks to the Ocean Beach Green Center for most of the calendar items; the Green Center is located at 4843 B Voltaire Street, Ocean Beach 92107 oceanbeachgreencenter@gmail.com 619.225.1083


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