Green Activist Calendar for May

by on May 3, 2018 · 0 comments

in Ocean Beach, San Diego

The crowd at the Green Center for Jim Miller’s reading.

May Events at the Ocean Beach Green Center

Ocean Beach Green Center, 4843 B Voltaire Street, Ocean Beach 92107  619.225.1083

May 10th    Thursday     7:00 p.m.   Double Feature Film Night

“Trump, The Koch Brothers and Their War on Climate Science” Our planet is riddled with floods, rising sea levels, severe weather, drought, and the highest temperatures in recorded history.  Up to 99% of climate scientists agree that the current trajectory of the climate crisis will lead us to an apocalyptic scenario of unimaginable proportions.  So why do so many leaders in Washington stand in direct opposition to the science behind climate change?  This 2017 documentary exposes the reasoning behind their willful ignorance, and the real power players who pull their strings. (32 minutes)

“The Breakthrough in Renewable Energy” This 2016 documentary by VPRO discusses the silent revolution that is moving across the world. Renewable energy is becoming cheaper than fossil fuels. It means that progressively the choice for wind and solar energy is no longer an ethical one but an economic one. And this will speed up the transfer to renewable energy. (46 minutes)

May Events NOT at the Ocean Beach Green Center

May 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th     Saturday at 10:00 a.m.    Climate Mobilization Coalition Meeting   Ocean Beach People’s Cooperative Community Room, 4765 Voltaire Street.  Come help plan for the upcoming Climate Action events.     Contact:

May 3rd Thursday  6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Interfaith Prayer Service Hosted by Pioneer Ocean View United Church of Christ 2550 Fairfield St. San Diego 92110 Everyone, from every faith tradition (or none at all) is invited to Pioneer Ocean View United Church of Christ for a special interfaith prayer service on May 3, National Day of Prayer. The service is in the Sanctuary. Our focus will be “Prayers for Peace and Justice.”

May 3rd. Thursday 7:00 p.m.  Community Divided, Humanity United with Sally Kohn San Diego Center for Jewish Culture 4126 Executive Drive (La Jolla) At a moment when we are facing an epidemic of incivility and hate—with divisive political speech, online trolling, and hate crimes escalating—popular CNN commentator and former Fox News contributor Sally Kohn sets out to discover why we hate and how we can stop. Come together for an honest conversation about the “epidemic of incivility” as well as real-world solutions to curb the “hate.” She will be available for her book signing of “The Opposite of Hate:  A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity” after the event, This event is FREE to the public, but tickets will be required to enter.

May 8th Tuesday 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  San Diego 350 presents A Dangerous Proposal: Opposing SDG&E’s new gas pipeline 2728 6th Ave, San Diego 92103 SanDiego350 is leading an effort to oppose SDG&E’s proposed Pipeline 3602, which would run all the way from Rainbow down to Mira Mesa, mainly along Route 15, but possibly going through Mission Trails Park. This proposed pipeline, which is roughly five times the size of the existing pipeline, is expensive (costing ratepayers at least $600M), unnecessary, unsafe, and would commit us to building new fossil fuel infrastructure when we should be investing in clean energy and renewable energy jobs to avert the worst impacts of climate change.

May 11th Friday 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. San Diego County Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence hosts the 2016 documentary “Under the Gun” Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito, 1036 Solana Dr. Solana Beach A look at America’s slow-to-change gun laws, which despite frequent mass shootings, have remained largely unaltered. This documentary features interviews with families of the victims of recent shootings, as well as NRA members and politicians involved in the fierce debate.

May 11th Friday 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Climate Action Campaign presents  Budget Teach-In 4305 University Ave. Suite 640 San Diego 92105 Budget 101 covered the basics of our city budget. Budget 102 took a deeper dive and highlighted the importance of advocacy to ensure our diverse communities are prioritized in the budget. Join us for our upcoming Budget Teach-In where we’ll review what’s on the mayor’s proposed budget and will prepare for the evening budget hearing.

May 11th Friday  6:30 p.m.   Sierra Club film night “Crying Earth Rise Up!” 8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd #101 San Diego 92111  This film exposes the human costs of uranium mining and its impact on Great Plains drinking water and on the health of our Native American brothers and sisters who drink that water. A Lakota mother studying geology seeks the source of the water contamination that caused her daughter’s critical health problems.  A Lakota grandmother fights the regional expansion of uranium mining. Crying Earth Rise Up! Is an expose of the continuing tragedy of the oppression and mistreatment of the original inhabitants of this country and their courageous efforts to fight for the rights of both people and the earth.   “Water is our first home.  Water is our first medicine.  Without water, there is no life.” – Debra White Plume (Oglala Lakota), Activist.  More info:  Jean Costa 619-463-0721

May 12th Saturday  8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  SURJ (Showing up for Racial Justice) : White People for Racial Justice 101 Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans – PANA, 4089 Fairmont Ave. San Diego 92105.  Join us for an interactive workshop where we will discuss the basics of white supremacy, privilege, and fragility. We will also go over practical tools for unlearning your own biases, identifying everyday racism and taking action to fight for racial equality. Breakfast will be provided.

May 12th Sunday 4:30 p.m. Book Signing and Fundraiser for San Diego 350, Jim Miller’s “Last Days in Ocean Beach” Torque Moto Cafe 3604 30th Street, San Diego 92104 Jim Miller will  read from his new novel that deals with climate change that is based in the community of Ocean Beach. Famous environmentalist, Bill McKibben writes “Jim Miller manages to find real warmth in the cold light cast by our apocalyptic moment; this is a rare instance of actually dealing with, instead of attempting to “fix” the cascade of emotions and ideas that naturally come from the immensity of the challenges around us.

May 19th Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Buzz About Native Bees,  The Water Conservation Garden 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr. West El Cajon 92109 Help native bees by giving them a home in your garden; Air bee-n-bee! Candace Vanderhoff, Founder of SoloBee, shares the magic of these beautiful, non-stinging, and prolific pollinators. SoloBee  shelters available for purchase in The Garden Shoppe. Members $5, Non-Members $ 12

May 19th Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Hands across the Sand Join hands with your community to oppose offshore drilling! We will have community reps speaking to the public, live music, photo petitions, and spelling out no oil on the beach! Bring your friends and family to help us get our SD voice heard loud and proud!!

May 19th Saturday  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Shaun King Speaking in San Diego on How to Make Change! Location TBA – -Shaun King is a Columnist for The Intercept and Writer in Residence at the Fair Punishment Project at Harvard Law School. He is also the political commentator for the legendary Tom Joyner Morning Show.

May 23rd 6:00 PM  –  8:30 PM Solar for Homeowners  9325 Sky Park Court Suite 100 Discovery Room San Diego 92123 Tailored to homeowners interested in going solar, this free workshop will outline the fundamentals of solar electricity and solar water heating for residential customers. Learn how to reduce or eliminate your electric and gas bill with clean power and find credible solar contractors in your area. more info:

May 27th Sunday 2:00 p.m. Poetry Reading at the Poetry Bench Located at Quince and Sixth Ave. Look for the pink shed.  Come join us at the bench to read or listen to beautiful poetry while resting on the earthen bench in the shade of five magnolia trees.  More info:

New events are always happening….please check for updates to the event list

Many more events going on in the Resistance movement.  You can sign up to get the Progressive Weekly Calendar through San Diego Free Press.  More info:


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