The OB Green Activist Calendar for May 2016

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

UNITE graphicUPDATED – More Events Have Been Added

Most of the following calendar of May events were put together by our friends at the Ocean Beach Green Center, located at  4843 B Voltaire Street, Ocean Beach 92107 619.225.1083

Events in Ocean Beach or in Point Loma

MAY 5th Thursday 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Climate Action Awards Brick, Liberty Station, 2863 historic Decatur Road, 92106. Celebrate the climate leadership of San Diego. $75 cost. More info:

May 6th Friday 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Surfrider Art Gala Paradise Point Resort & Spa 1404 Vacation Road. Live installations, awards, awareness, music, food and beverages. $60 cost. Info:

May 7th – 10:00 a.m. Saturday – Empty the TanksEntrance to SeaWorld, Sea World Drive
Our message is clear, Empty the Tanks, all of the tanks. We are not going away until the animals are free. Please wear black/black white in solidarity for the orcas. Please leave your companion animals at home. Bring plenty of water (no plastic bottles) Wear sunscreen. Empty thy bladder before arriving, bathroom is a hike. All homemade signs are welcome and printed ETT signs.

May 7th Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Walk for Animals San Diego Humane Society fundraising event at NTC Park in Liberty Station. Register at:

May 12th Thursday 7 p.m. Film Night “Bitter Seeds” at the OB Green Center, 4843 B Voltaire in OB. – Bitter Seeds explores the controversy surrounding genetically modified (GM) seeds, focusing on a region in India where an epidemic of farmer suicides has claimed over a quarter million lives. Biotechnology is changing the way farming is done all over the world. Advocates believe the “New Green Revolution” is the only way to provide sufficient food for the world’s growing population while opponents raise environmental concerns and fear that GMOs drive small-scale farmers off the land. Bitter Seeds explores the controversy — from a village in India that uses genetically modified seeds to U.S. government agencies that promote them. The subject of Bitter Seeds is timely for the U.S., where states including California, Colorado, Iowa, Maryland, and Washington are debating and voting on initiatives requiring the labeling of GMOs in our food. Free of Charge :-)

May 14th -Saturday – 11am – OB Tenants United Meeting – Te Mana Cafe, 4956 Voltaire Street ;The rent in OB is steadily increasing. Landlords keep forcing rent hikes year after year. One landlord in particular, Michael Mills, (previously jailed for being a slumlord) is going out of his way to raise rent and make life harder on tenants. Enough is enough! Let’s come together to discuss and organize against high rents and bad living conditions. OB should be accessible to everyone, not just rich people!! This issue affects all of San Diego, so please feel free to join us regardless of where you live. Please note that the 5/14 meeting is to build an OB Rent Control rally on Sat 6/4 at the flagpole, and that there will be more meetings and events around SD in the months to come. To get involved or find out more, please check out SD Tenants United:

May 14 Saturday at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. OB Kite Festival – Join the Kiwanis for the 68th Annual OB Kite Festival at Dusty Rhodes Park, 2483 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, San Diego, California 92107;  (Sunset Cliffs Blvd. between W. Point Loma and Nimitz). Free Parking at Robb Field – Free Shuttle to Event and Free Admission. Cosponsored by the Ocean Beach Recreation Center

May 20th Friday 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. OB EXPOSED Ocean Beach Historical society presents Photographic Impressions of Ocean Beach and Point Loma Masonic Center, 1711 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. OB

May 21st Saturday 1:00 p.m. Friends of Famosa Slough Nature and Bird Walks Meet at the kiosk by the corner of Famosa Blvd. and W. Pt. Loma Blvd. More info: (619) 224-4591

May 25th Wednesday 7:00 pm – Monthly meeting of the OB Town Council, Masonic Center.

Every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. – May 7th, May 14th, May 21st, May28th. Climate Mobilization Coalition Meeting Ocean Beach People’s Cooperative Community Room, 4765 Voltaire Street. Come help plan for the upcoming Climate Action events.

May Events NOT in Ocean Beach or Point Loma

May 6th Friday 6:30 p.m. Sierra Talks: Park Pushers – How San Diego’s Women Enhanced Our Outdoor World Joyce Beers Center, 3900 Vermont St, 92103. Presented by Tom Leech, author of “Outdoors San Diego: Hiking, Biking & Camping”. More info:

May 13th Friday 6:30 p.m. Sierra Club’s Movie Night “The World According to Monsanto” 8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd #101, 92111. More info: Jean F Costa – 619-463-0721, Ellen Shively – 619-479-3412

May 14th Saturday 1:00 p.m. Keep it in the Ground Mass Mobilization SanDiego350 Climate Change Action, Downtown Los Angeles (exact location TBD). One of several mass mobilizations across the globe to end dangerous drilling. Info: Several buses are being chartered to transport folks to LA and back. If interested, visit:

May 14th Saturday 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Al-Nakba : A Story of Ethnic Cleansing, Resilience and Resurgence Recital Hall, Balboa Park, A multi-media Presentation: Survivors Speak, Photos and Films, Music & Dinner. Sponsored by BDS San Diego, Karama, Jewish Voice for Peace and Palestinian American women’s Association-SD. Cost: $15, $5 for students. tickets at:, More info:

May 16th Monday 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. San Diego Green Building Council “Intro to Living Building Challenge” 797 J Street, 92101. This certification program covers all building at all scales and is a unified tool for transformative design, allowing us to envision a future that is Socially Just, Culturally Rich and Ecologically Restorative. Whether your project is a single building, a park, a college campus or even a complete neighborhood community, the Living Building Challenge provides a framework for design, construction and the symbiotic relationship between people and all aspects of the built environment. Free. Please register at:

May 16th Monday 6:30 p.m. San Diego Bike Coalition Film “Bikes vs. Cars” San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd, 92101 With environmental concerns at an all time high, this documentary focuses on the power of bicycles as a tool for change. More info:

May 18th Wednesday 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. V.I.P. (Very Important Planet) Reception & E.A.R.T.H. Awards San Diego Depart of Environmental Services “Green Building”, 9601 Ridgehaven Court. A benefit for San Diego EarthWorks & EarthFair in Balboa Park. Dinner, Silent Auction & Award Ceremony presented by Donna Frye, to honor and acknowledge individuals and organizations for their actions on behalf of a clean, healthy environment . Cost: $50 More info:

May 19th 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:

May 20th Friday 7:30 p.m. Stop Monsanto Overpass Light Brigade Visitor Center, 2688 East Mission Bay Drive, 92109. Join us for a brief photo op , then go up on the Clairemont Dr. Overpass with provided lighted STOP MONSANTO slogan signs. More info: and

May 21st Saturday 10:00 a.m. March Against Monsanto Rally, March, & Festival Rally & March: Balboa Park Fountain (near Natural History Museum). Followed by Festival on the lawn between La Cultural de la Raza & World Beat Center. More info:

New events are always happening….please check for updates to the event list and also visit the “get involved” tab to connect to other San Diego Activist groups’ websites for their event calendars :-)

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Frank Gormlie May 6, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Doug Porter over at our sister site, SD Free Press also has an extensive weekend calendar for progressives –


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