The OB Green Center Calendar for August 2018

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August Events at the Ocean Beach Green Center

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

August 9th  Thursday 7 p.m.  Film night ” The Homeless Chorus Speaks” 

This 2018 film is a  compelling documentary that creatively depicts a critical and timely social issue:  people living without support and shelter.  Using a unique community choir (Voices of Our City Choir,) as a vehicle to tell the stories of people suffering with homelessness, the film – like all of Susan Polis Schutz’s documentaries — effectively put s a human face on a crucial problem and makes it strikingly clear just how easily someone can end up living on the streets.” — Lauren Mills, Senior Manager, American Public Television  Trailer: Free of Charge  :-)

August 25th Saturday 1:00 p.m. Native Bee Presentation .

Ocean Beach Green Center 4843 B Voltaire St.  Ocean Beach 92107   Colorful and gentle, solitary native bees can be found all over the world. In San Diego alone we have 700 different species that live alone, do not sting or make honey, but pollinate 75% of our food. Native bees lay their eggs in a tunnel cavity, but with habitat loss and pesticide use, nest sites are scare. Join us for an in depth discussion with our friend Candace, the architect to the solo bees. She will share her solution to help the bees and together we can all make OB and San Diego a Pollinator Village. $10 donation requested and a percent of sales of native bee shelters goes to support the Ocean Beach Green Center. More info: RSVP at oceanbeachgreencenter@gmail or call 619-225-1083

If you live in Ocean Beach or care about Ocean Beach please support our local community groups. It makes a difference when people show up to local meetings.  This is where decisions are made that actually affect our community and quality of life.  For a list see our ‘Get Involved” page on our web site.

August Events NOT at the Ocean Beach Green Center

Plastic Free July update.  

For some of us that took the plastic free challenge we were amazed how hard it is to avoid plastic.  At least there is much more awareness about single use plastic.  San Diego city Councilmember Chris Ward is taking the lead on finally banning Styrofoam and working on the straw issue.  Please support him and all the organizations working on this.  Informative article by him in the San Diego Union Tribune

Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.  Climate Mobilization Coalition Meetings  Aug 4th, Aug 11th, Aug 18th, Aug 25th 

Ocean Beach People’s Cooperative Community Room, 4765 Voltaire Street.  Come help plan for the upcoming Climate Action events.     Contact:

August 5th  Sunday 5:30 p.m. Border Angel’s Movie Night, Harvest of Empire 

Sherman Heights Community Center Ballroom 2258 Island Ave. San Diego 92102 Recent debates over the legality and desirability of migrants and refugees flowing into the U.S. from Latin America have glossed over why precisely Latinos are driven to leave their homes and voyage to the U.S. in the first place. Harvest of Empire is a powerful, eye-opening documentary that elaborates upon the role U.S. interventions—military, political, and economic—have played in displacing millions of Latinos.  More info:

August 6th Monday 11 AM – 2 PM Grannies Respond – Sister Action San Diego hosted by Women Occupy 

Otay Mesa Detention Center 7488 Calzada De La Fuente, San Diego, CA 92154. San Diego action in solidarity with Grannies Respond  Their mission statement:  We are grannies on a mission. We are outraged by the cruel and inhumane way our government is treating immigrant children and their families who have risked all to find refuge from violence and oppression.  More info on local action:

August 6th Monday 7:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m. Surfrider’s Ocean Friendly Restaurant Volunteer Training.  

Surfrider office, 9883 Pacific Heights Blvd. San Diego 92121.  Help reduce Plastic Pollution.  Learn how to approach your favorite restaurants about becoming an Ocean Friendly Restaurant and how to do an OFR compliance check for newly registered OFR’s.  Join in a conversation about best sustainable products and practices.  All participants will be emailed an OFR Volunteer guide.  Snacks and beverages provided.  RSVP Vicki Conlon at

August 7th Tuesday 4:30-7:00 p.m. I Love A Clean San Diego’s Green Business Solutions Workshop 

San Diego Foundations Building, Hoffman Room2508 Historic Decatur Rd. San Diego, CA 92106 Join I Love A Clean San Diego and Wells Fargo on August 7th for the Green Business Solutions workshop, an informative evening focused on how to make your business a more eco- conscious establishment. Whether you work in an office, a restaurant, or in retail, we will have valuable information for all business models. At this free event, we will identify the importance of zero waste practices, how to implement sustainable practices in your business, and the environmental and economic benefits of going green. Hear from peers about their successes and struggles in implementing zero waste at their workplace. Register today! Registration encouraged; walk-ins welcome. Registration link:

August 8 Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Hummingbird and Butterfly Gardens 

Ocean Beach Branch Library 4801 Santa Monica Avenue San Diego, CA 92107 Join Lisa Chaddock, professor of Geography at S.D. City College, as she shares her knowledge of hummingbirds and Monarch butterflies. Chaddock, with the aid of the San Diego Audubon Society, replanted the SDCC campus with native and flowering plants to help the migration of hummingbirds and butterflies. The presentation will have an emphasis on what we can do to start pollinator gardens of our own.. Free of charge.

August 10th Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. The Generation Justice 1st Annual Youth Justice Summit 

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice 5998 Alcala Park San Diego 92110 This Justice Summit is a newly conceived, yearly conference aimed at equipping young people with the knowledge, tools, and tactics to pursue justice while also engaging law enforcement and public officials in restorative dialogue and relationship building in order to promote accountability, transparency, and peace. More info:

August 10th   6:30 p.m. Sierra Club’s Film Night “The Garden”

8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd #101, San Diego, CA 92111
This film depicts the history and fate of a huge community garden in one of the country’s most blighted neighborhoods, South Central Los Angeles.  Created as a form of healing after the L.A. riots of 1992 by mostly immigrant farmers from Latin America, this urban farm was destroyed, and the land sold to a wealthy developer by the L.A. City Council in a closed-door session.  The farmers organized and fought back, but to no avail.  The Garden raises crucial and challenging questions for Americans about liberty, equality, and justice for the poorest and most vulnerable among us.  More info:  Jean Costa 619) 463-0721

August 11th Saturday 5:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.  San Diego Canyonlands 10th  Anniversary 

La Jolla Historical Society’s Wisteria Cottage 780 Prospect Street. La Jolla 92037  We’re celebrating you and all of our collective accomplishments dedicated to the well-being of San Diego’s wonderful canyons and creeks. Also enjoy the La Jolla Canyons: Place, Diversity, Connections exhibit on display at the cottage. More info:

August 12th Sunday 7:00  p.m. Food Not Bombs Community Fundraiser

Che Cafe Collective 1000 Scholars Dr. La Jolla 92093  Come support San Diego Food Not Bombs at an ALL AGES benefit show! $10 cover, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Food will be available! For more info and music line up :

August 15th Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Community Gun Violence Summit 

Valencia Park Malcolm X Library 5148 Market St. San Diego 9211 Please join us for a re-creation of our first summit titled, Daily Gun Violence Summit. We were thrilled to be asked by the Malcolm X Library to present our important discussion on the daily gun violence that grips communities across the country every single day. Come hear our keynote speaker and gun violence expert Dr. Cid Martinez share important data regarding San Diego County, as well as our Brady Campaign policy expert Ron Marcus. We will also have 2 panels again- one of community members and one of students who have been affected by gun violence. This Summit will be moderated by Wendy Wheatcroft. More info:

August 16th Thursday 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.   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:

August 24th Sunday 7:30 p.m. Coalition of Labor Union Women Summer Film Festival ” Salt of the Earth” 

Olivewood Clubhouse, 541 E 24th Street National City 91950 CLUW San Diego is proud to bring you a Summer Film Festival Screening to remember. From Norma Rae to Dolores Huerta it is only fitting that the Coalition of Labor Union Women honors the trailblazing women who came before us in the labor movement.  Film screenings hosted at National City’s historic Olivewood Clubhouse, with its own rich history of suffragettes and activism! More info:

August 25th Saturday 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Black August Commemoration 2018 – Black August is Black Love 

Valencia Park Malcolm X Library 5148 Market St. San Diego 92114 We will have poetry, song, dance, history, panel discussions, food and more. This event is for all ages. Black August was created by incarcerated Black people in order to commemorate the struggle for Black liberation. Directly linked to the memory of George Jackson and Jonathan Jackson, the month of August is a crucial month for Black liberation. While February has become a moment to highlight inspirational and representational moments of Black History, Black August is directly devoted to the history of struggle and in honor of Black political prisoners being held captive as well as the martyrs we have lost.  More info:

August 26th Sunday 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 13th Annual Suffrage Parade 

Hosted by Women’s Museum of California and UNA USA San Diego Chapter Balboa Park Meet next to the House of Pacific Relations
Celebrate Women’s Equality Day as we commemorate the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, August 26, 1920. Suffrage continues past the 19th Amendment as we move towards inspiring an intersectional future. More info:

Save the Date

September 8th Rise for Climate Action



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Joe DeFilippo August 4, 2018 at 2:36 pm

“Food Not Bombs” is a tribute to Keith McHenry and the organization he formed to feed the hungry


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