Weekend of Progressive Politics for San Diego

by on May 20, 2016 · 4 comments

in Election, Life Events, Media, Ocean Beach, Politics, San Diego, Women's Rights

Here’s a San Diego weekend full of progressive politics – from the March Against Monsanto to all the rallies for Bernie, Hillary, Planned Parenthood and more …(Huge thanks to Doug Porter for his Progressive Weekly Calendar – which much of this was snagged from.)

A Conversation on Race

conversation on raceSaturday, May 21st, 9:30am
Peace Resource Center
3850 Westgate Place
Info & Updates

We are creating a facilitated-yet-flexible community space around race, privilege, related systems, embedded assumptions, discovering questions, and exploring avenues for change.This gathering will have an “agenda” that includes: Welcome/Intro to Why & How of the work for the day, Self assessment, Breakout groups, Next Steps, and Social/Fellowship time with Potluck!

March Against Monsanto Rally, March, & Festival

Monsanto-protestSaturday, May 21, 10am
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: MAMSD.org

Hillary Clinton for President Rally,
Featuring Former President Bill Clinton

hillary logoSaturday, May 21, 10:30am
Bonita Vista High School, Chula Vista
RSVP & Info
Join President Bill Clinton in Chula Vista for an organizing event at Bonita Vista High School ahead of California’s June 7th primary. Doors open 10:30AM

Bernie Sanders for President Rally

feel the bernSaturday, May 21st, 4:30pm
Kimball Park
1243 National City Blvd, National City
RSVP & Info

This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are strongly encouraged. Admission is first come, first served.

For security reasons, please do not bring bags and limit what you bring to small, personal items like keys and cell phones. Weapons, sharp objects, chairs, and signs or banners will not be allowed through security. Limited parking available on site, carpooling is encouraged.

Fundraiser for Mel Roark’s Grandson on May 22nd – Ed Harris to Attend

Grandson Braden Victim of Rattlesnake Attack – Family Needs Help

Well-known OB community activist Mel Roark is holding a fundraiser for her grandson, Braden, who was bitten by a rattlesnake on April 12th. The family is facing enormous hospital bills as Braden had to take more than 35 vials of anti-venom and each one cost $2,000.Ed Harris, the mayoral candidate, will also be on hand to show support to Mel and Braden.  This all takes place on Sunday, May 22nd, from 3 to 6 pm at The Inn at Sunset Cliffs, 1370 Sunset Cliffs Boulevard. Food, beverages, drawings and entertainment by very local John Tafolla.

Black & Brown Families Unite:
On the 6th Anniversary of Anastasio’s Murder

Families uniteSaturday, May 21, 3pm
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
1770 Kearny Avenue
Info & Updates

Over the last decade, police brutality in communities of color has become an overlooked epidemic. Whether the law enforcement agency is the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency or the local police force, black and brown communities must unite to combat abuse.

Please join us in a panel discussion on police brutality in communities of color. Let’s work together to end law enforcement impunity.

Politics of Choice in San Diego, Why Planned Parenthood Matters

planned parenthood signsSunday, May 22, 4pm
Pt Loma/OB Democratic Club
Pt Loma Assembly
3035 Talbot Street
Info & Updates

Nora Vargas, the VP of Community and Government Relations department of Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwestwill be speaking about the politics of choice in San Diego County, why Planned Parenthood matters, and she will share some of our electoral plans for this election cycle.

Bernie Sanders for President Rally

feel the bernSunday, May 22, 11am
Rancho Buena Vista High School Stadium, Vista
RSVP & Info

Join Bernie Sanders for a rally in Vista, California.

This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are strongly encouraged. Admission is first come, first served.

For security reasons, please do not bring bags and limit what you bring to small, personal items like keys and cell phones. Weapons, sharp objects, chairs, and signs or banners will not be allowed through security. Limited parking available is on-site, carpooling is strongly encouraged. Public transit offered by North County Public Transit buses.

 

 

San Diego Anti-Trump Rally

trump pinatasFriday, May 27, 2pm
San Diego Convention Center
111 Harbor Drive
Info & Updates

San Diego Anti Trump Rally Call of Action

Protest inside and outside of event

Shut it Down!

 

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Avatar Syd Stevens May 20, 2016 at 2:44 pm
Avatar RB May 21, 2016 at 12:52 pm

The earth revolves around the sun, there are no witches to burn, and GMO food is safe.

“The US National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine has found no evidence of human health effects from genetically modified crops. Expresión Económica http://expresioneconomica.org/2016/05/gmos-considered-safe-according-to-report/

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Avatar Heidi Pa May 22, 2016 at 3:28 am

GMOs cause cancer and they’re in most food. Countries like France and Germany have been trying to ban GMOs for years but US money and political influence has proven to be tough to fight. The study submitted to the FDA “proving” GMOs safe only lasted 3 months in the test rats lives. The most recent study proving that BOTH GMOs and the pesticide used to grow GMOs Glyphosate cause cancer was performed by scientist Seralini and followed test rats for their entire lives. Of course, the journal which published his study was bought out by Monsanto and the study retracted. More and more young people will be getting cancer due to the prevalence of GMOs, pesticides, and chemicals in food. WHEN A PESTICIDE COMPANY LIKE MONSANTO IS IN CHARGE OF GROWING FOOD, WATCH OUT! http://www.gmoseralini.org/en/

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Avatar Colin Purdy May 22, 2016 at 11:14 am

Hillary is a Democrat, of the center right, and her economics, foreign and domestic, is strongly neoliberal, while her foreign policy is essentially neoconservative, all of which do not leave much room for whoever Hillary the progressive is, or imagined to be.

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