The Ocean Beach Green Center’s Calendar for September 2018

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in Ocean Beach, San Diego

September Events from the Ocean Beach Green Center

The following event is at the Ocean Beach Green Center,
4843 B Voltaire Street, Ocean Beach 92107  619.225.1083

September 21st Friday  7:00 p.m.  In honor of International Peace Day the Peace Resource Center and Ocean Beach Green Center are proud to present an introduction to the film series of “Women, War & Peace”.  This 2011 KPBS series challenges the conventional wisdom that war and peace is men’s domain.  With depth and complexity, the series spotlights the stories of women in conflict zones from Bosnia to Afghanistan and Colombia to Liberia, placing women at the center of an urgent dialog about conflict  and security, and re-framing our understanding of modern warfare.  We will be showing “PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL”  which tells the powerful and uplifting story of the brave and visionary Liberian women who demanded peace for Liberia, a nation torn to shreds by a decades old civil war. Social gathering with refreshments and networking for peace with outdoor film, following.  To learn more about Peace Week and all the events from September 15th to September 23rd go to and

Other September Events in Ocean Beach or Point Loma

Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.  Climate Mobilization Coalition Meetings  Sept 1st, Sept 15th, Sept 22nd. Sept 29th Ocean Beach People’s Cooperative Community Room, 4765 Voltaire Street.  Come help plan for the upcoming Climate Action events.     Contact:

September 7th Friday 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. An Evening of Waging PEACE with Women Occupy San Diego Women’s Museum of California 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, San Diego, 92106.  The WAGING PEACE exhibit at the New Americans Museum in Liberty Station is a great “How To” step-by-step examination of successful movements. Peace is a process that starts within and builds. WOSD invites you to join us as we gather to enjoy First Friday at Liberty Station, and head over to view WAGING PEACE for an evening get-together.  More info:

September 12th Wednesday  11:45 am – Meeting of the San Diego Community Forestry Advisory Board on the Torrey Pine standing on the 4600 block of Long Branch Ave., in OB. Come help save this beautiful, majestic tree that is NOT moving or falling. The meeting is in the Conference Room on the 12th floor of City Hall, 202 C St, San Diego, CA 92101.

September 12th Wednesday  4:30 p.m.  – 8:00 p.m. Coastkeeper’s Seaside Soiree Bali Hai 2230 shelter Island Dr. San Diego 92106. San Diego Coastkeeper’s Seaside Soiree is your chance to make a measurable difference in protecting our most precious resource — clean water. Against the backdrop of the San Diego Bay, raise a glass to clean water in San Diego County with more than 250 environmental community leaders, policy makers, high-level supporters and San Diego Coastkeeper Board of Directors and staff. It’s the one time of the year you can dive into Coastkeeper’s interactive program learning, bid on fun prizes and trips through a silent auction, savor delicious food from a roaming buffet and paint the town blue while contributing to keeping our waters fishable, swimmable and drinkable  More info:

September 22nd Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Ocean Beach Town Council 20th Annual Pier Pancake Breakfast and Support for Food and Toy Drive The Ocean Beach Green Center is proud to be a sponsor for this worthy cause.  Proceeds of this community event benefit the Town Council’s  holiday events and the annual OB Toy and Food Drive, which helps over 90 local families and seniors in need during the upcoming holiday season. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children.  More info:

September 23rd Sunday Surfrider’s Paddle for Clean Water Ocean Beach Pier  5072 Niagara Ocean Beach 92107  The 27th Annual Paddle for Clean Water will bring together ocean lovers, environmentalists, media and the community at large to rally around the importance of clean water in San Diego. More info:

September 28th Friday  7:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Audubon presents Beginning Birders at Robb Field, Ocean Beach More info:

September 29th Saturday 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Grassroots Oasis Presents  David Rovics: Ballad of a Wobbly World Tour Grassroots Oasis 3130 Moore St. San Diego 92110.  “David Rovics is the musical version of Democracy Now!” — Amy Goodman. “Listen to David Rovics.” — Pete Seeger””. No one gets more deeply to the heart of important issues, with catchy and concise poetry, than David does. He has a talent for expressing things that are hard to say. All of his songs grab me emotionally and let me know how I really feel. His songs come alive like stories and movies, not just words” — Steve Wozniak  More info:

Events in San Diego

September 7th Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  3rd Annual Community Choice Forum Hosted by Climate Action Campaign and School of Global Policy and Strategy Robinson auditorium, School of Global Policy and Strategy UCSD. Our region is making history with unprecedented commitments to reaching 100% clean energy. Six cities in San Diego have committed to 100% clean energy by 2035, and all six have identified Community Choice in the Climate Action Plans as a tried-and-true pathway to succeed. Recently, Solana Beach became the first city in San Diego County to launch a Community Choice program. Join an elite mix of state and local government officials, government staff, community choice practitioners, industry experts, business leaders, and community advocates to discuss the local and state landscape, as well as the benefits, challenges, and opportunities of Community Choice.  More info:

September 8th Saturday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm  San Diego Fixit Clinic Goodwill Donation Storefront, 3232 Greyling Drive
San Diego, CA 92123. We have been all too accustomed to the throw away lifestyle. If something doesn’t work, throw it out and buy a new one. Because of this behavior our landfills are filling at a rapid rate and electronic waste has become the one of the largest pollution generators. So why not learn how to fix it?! Bring your broken, non-functioning things: electronics, appliances, computers, toys, bicycles, clothes, etc. for assessment, disassembly, and possible repair. We’ll provide workspace, specialty tools, and guidance…More info:

September 8th Saturday 10:00 a.m. Rise for Climate March – San Diego Join SanDiego350 and partners for the next big climate mobilization. Thousands of San Diegans will stand with climate advocates worldwide for this global day of action ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. The Rise For Climate March San Diego will gather at City Hall, 202 C Street, San Diego, CA 92101, on Civic Center Plaza at 10 AM for live music, inspiring speeches, and participatory actions followed by a short march to South Embarcadero Park where we’ll have voter registration, activities, and a Kid’s Zone with games and face-painting. We will call for a #FossilFree world and a just and rapid transition to 100% clean energy. More info:

September 10th Monday 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Interfaith Worker Justice of San Diego  County presents the short documentary “Lana Gets Her Talk”, Friendship Hall University Christian Church DoC 3900 Cleveland St San Diego 92103.Through the film, Lana, an artist and First Nation woman, tells her story of healing from the family trauma incurred through Indian Residential Schools in Canada, which were run by faith communities of particular Christian denominations. The United States has a similar history and more urgently, could be looking at a near future in which people of faith are called to respond to families being separated and children torn from their families and culture. Let us proactively look at how to help mitigate the situation while honoring all people and families. More info:

September 12th Wednesday  11:45 am – Meeting of the San Diego Community Forestry Advisory Board on the Torrey Pine standing on the 4600 block of Long Branch Ave., in OB. Come help save this beautiful, majestic tree that is NOT moving or falling. The meeting is in the Conference Room on the 12th floor of City Hall, 202 C St, San Diego, CA 92101.

September 14th Friday 6:30 p.m. Sierra Club’s Film Night “Hacking Democracy”  8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. #101 San Diego 92111. In 2006, HBO aired HACKING DEMOCRACY, a documentary that showed how easy it was to hack the voting machines that counted around 80% of America’s votes. The film was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Journalism and its findings were confirmed in several studies by top computer scientists, including one by the University of California, Berkeley. More info:    Jean Costa 619-463-0721

September 15th Saturday 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The Tariq Khamisa Foundation presents The Power of Forgiveness Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation 404 Euclid Ave. San Diego 92114. Join the Tariq Khamisa Foundation (TKF) for dinner, a silent auction, and entertainment in support of our Safe School Model. This year’s Gala is extra special as we celebrate 23 years of educating students in schools across San Diego County and connecting with thousands to promote safety, service, peace and forgiveness. During the event, we will share Tony Hicks’ new journey with TKF, celebrate his November parole hearing, and share the power of restorative justice.
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September 19 Wednesday   11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Green Business Education Series Workshops – Water Efficiency National City Chamber of Commerce, 901 National City Blvd, National City 91950,  Free Lunch and Learn workshop for business managers, owners, building operators, employees, and  any go-getters interested in saving money by identifying  opportunities to lower operating costs!  The National City Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the San Diego Green Building Council to host workshops identifying the importance of running an efficient business and explaining the many environmental and economic benefits of going green. More info:

September 21st. Friday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. San Diego Green Building Conference and Expo SDG&E Energy Innovation Center – 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117 2018 Conference sessions will discuss local projects, policies and programs that put our community on the path towards meeting California’s and San Diego’s environmental goals. More info:

September 22nd Saturday Fall Equinox Celebration  Local Earth 10622 Lilac Rd. Valley Center 92082- We invite you to join us on the land for a celebration of friendship, family, reinhabiting the village, commUnity and love! What a beautiful time of year to honor our transition of the seasons as sunshine becomes becomes equal to starlight… the light and the dark in perfect balance. We will be sharing yummy food, playing music, dancing with bare feet on the earth & celebrating life… please bring your instruments! Here is a link to more information about the village if interested (  More info:

September 25th Tuesday 12:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. Food Waste Solutions Summit IV  Kitchens for Good 404 Euclid Ave. San Diego 92114.  Action-packed convening for multi-sector leaders and advocates committed to food waste and hunger in San Diego County.
We believe in retiring the word “waste” when it comes to food because all resources are valuable. Join us in this year’s Summit to Discuss promising solutions and high-impact opportunities. Hear national trends and align San Diego’s actions Network and collaborate across sectors Strategize to advance policies and actions forward in San Diego Share resources and best practices to address food waste now More info:  Event Contact: Barbara Hamilton (

September 27th Thursday 6:00 p.m.-  9:00 p.m. THE XONR8 GALA to support the California Innocence Project The Headquarters at Seaport Village 789 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, 92101. Founded in 1999, the California Innocence Project has spent years freeing more than two dozen people from prison.  More info:

September 28th Friday 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Energy Center presents  Bites & Bigwigs with the City of San Diego’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Cody  Hooven . Downtown Central Library, Mary Holis Room 330 Park Blvd. San Diego 92101. Cody coordinates sustainability planning and policy, with emphasis on economic development. She is exploring how technology, renewable energy, transportation, green buildings, and climate resilience are included in San Diego’s approach to sustainable communities. Cody’s role also includes engaging businesses in win-win solutions for sustainability and leading the city’s move towards 100% renewable energy. Cody works on various collaborative efforts in San Diego and statewide, including as a founding member and current Chair of the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about what the City of San Diego is doing to advance sustainability in the 8th largest U.S. city!  More info:

September 29th Saturday Wild Willow’s Farming 101 Introduction to Small-scale Regenerative Farming 2550 Sunset Avenue, San Diego 92154. Seven-week Course, two days/week7 Field Labs, Saturdays 9am to 4pm at Wild Willow Farm, 6 Lectures, Wednesdays 6pm to 8pm in central San Diego.  This course offers students an introduction to techniques and strategies for small farming or agricultural advocacy, or to simply grow more of their own food.  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:


The above calendar from the Ocean Beach Green Center has been edited as we posted it after some events had passed and one event was added.

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Frank Gormlie September 13, 2018 at 2:43 pm

Don’t overlook this: Protest at Famosa Property on Sept 29

Peninsulans opposed to San Diego Housing Commission’s plan to turn a five-acre lot at Famosa and Nimitz boulevards into affordable housing are holding a community protest and a petition-signature collection drive Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the lot site. There will be refreshments, guest speakers, media and entertainment. Residents can pull up to a “drive-by lane” and sign the petition without leaving their vehicles. Owned by the SDHC, the open-space site, once a makeshift bicycle track, is proposed to be developed into a 78-unit affordable housing project. In the preliminary phase, tests are ongoing to ensure the site’s viability for development.


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