December 2019 Events for OB and San Diego From the Ocean Beach Green Center

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Events at the Ocean Beach Green Center

December 12th Thursday 7 pm.  Film Night. In keeping with the holiday spirit when people feel more inclined to help the poor, we will honor Dorothy Day who dedicated her life to helping the poor.  Depending on availability, we will be showing “Entertaining Angels” or “Dorothy Day Documentary:  Don’t Call Me a Saint” Dorothy Day was a journalist, social activist and a political radical. In the 1930s she co-founded with Peter Maurin the Catholic Worker Movement, a pacifist movement that combines direct aid for the poor and homeless with nonviolent direct action on their behalf. Day co-founded the Catholic Worker newspaper in 1933, and served as its editor from 1933 until her death in 1980. In this newspaper, Day advocated the Catholic economic theory of distributism, which she considered a third way between capitalism and socialism.

Here at the Green Center we have the poster of her at a United Farm Workers protest in 1973 surrounded by police with her famous quote ” Our problems stem from our acceptance of this filthy rotten system.” This was an extraordinary woman who the FBI once considered her a threat to national security and now the Catholic Church is considering her for sainthood.  A new documentary REVOLUTION OF THE HEART: The Dorothy Day Story will be premiering on Public Television this spring.

Every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Climate Mobilization Coalition Meeting. December 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th. ocean Beach Green Center 4862 Voltaire St.   Come help plan for the upcoming Climate Action events. More info Climate Mobilization Coalition’s own Nancy Casady is running for Congress against Scott Peter who refuses to support the Green New Deal.  Here is the Union Tribune link:

The Ocean Beach Green Center is looking for volunteers to work on Fundraising and Social Media Presence.  We are a nonprofit 501 c3 and welcome High School and College students that need to meet their Community Service needs.  Please email us at Ocean Beach Green Center, 4862 Voltaire Street, Ocean Beach 92107

Events not at the Ocean Beach Green Center

December 2nd. Monday 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Energy Efficiency – Health & Wellness Nexus hosted by San Diego Green Building Council  County Library – Imperial Beach Branch 810 Imperial Beach Blvd Imperial Beach  91932 The health and wellness movement in the built environment is becoming a more and popular topic of discussion. Numerous studies have corroborated the notion that green buildings have a positive effect on its occupants. Investments made to buildings that directly affect occupant health and wellness directly correlate to more productive, happier and healthier workers. A local expert will give participants a high-level overview of the WELL building standard with an emphasis on energy efficiency and its correlations with health and wellness.  More info:

December 2nd. Monday  6:30 pm  ES5- USA Health Care- Policy and Politics in 7 Biopsies  Balboa Park Club, 2150 Pan American Rd W, San Diego, CA 92101 Social Networking; 7pm Presentation Don’t miss this opportunity to understand healthcare from the eyes of a physician. Dr. Jeoffry Gordon, practiced 35 years in family medicine, was the first Medical Director of the Beach Area Community Clinic and was on the CA Medical Board; Consulted in Bioethics at Sharp Hospital and a long time member of Physicians for a National Health Program. Advocate for victims of child abuse and neglect.  More info:

December 3rd. Tuesday 6 pm – 8 pm Data Driven: Advancing Racial Justice & Police Accountability Hosted by ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties UDW/AFSCME 3930 4790 Seminole Dr, San Diego 92115, We have a right to know how law enforcement interacts with our communities. The public should be able to trust that when an officer stops a person, it is for a legitimate and justifiable reason. However, officers entrusted to enforce our laws disproportionately stop, question and search Black and brown people in our community. the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties will release a commissioned report that analyzes traffic and pedestrian stop data from the San Diego Police Department and San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. The report’s author, Samuel Sinyangwe, data scientist and co-founder of Campaign Zero, will present on the report’s findings and recommendations. More info:

December 4th Wednesday 6 pm- 8 pm Clean Elections Organizing Meeting Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego, 4190 Front St, San Diego 92103, More info:

December 5th Thursday 7:30 pm  – 9:30 pm  Community Forum and Screening of The Feeling of Being Watched Hosted by Tech Workers Coalition San Diego City College 1313 Park Blvd. Business Center MS 162 San Diego 92101 Over the last month a group of more than twenty San Diego community organizations have come together to form the San Diego TRUST Coalition (Transparent and Responsible Use of Surveillance Technology). This coalition has challenged the city of San Diego’s “smart streetlight” surveillance system as one example of artificial intelligence-enabled technologies adopted by the city with little community input or oversight.

The coalition seeks a moratorium on the usage of smart streetlamps until San Diego has policies that ensure civil liberties and democratic oversight over these big data systems. At this event, coalition members and allies from Pillars from the Community and TechLead will update the community on the state of surveillance in San Diego and talk about what communities and tech workers can do. We will screen the award-winning PBS film, The Feeling of Being Watched.  More info:

December 6th Friday 8 pm – 6 pm   Strike With Us· Hosted by Sunrise Movement  Balboa Park Plaza de Panama Fountain 1549 El Prado San Diego 92101 We have a clear message: we are calling on San Diego City Council to declare a climate emergency and we ask the public to support us in our fight for a San Diego Green New Deal.  Back in September, 7 million people around the world walked out to demand real climate action from election officials. We know governments won’t deliver climate action and justice on their own, so we’re going on #ClimateStrike to show them the power of the people once again.  More info:

December 6th Friday 4 pm – 6 pm   UCSD First Friday Meeting  Crick Conference Room, Mandler 3245, 3rd floor, Psychology Dept Building off the momentum of the Climate March on Sept 27th, we’re launching First Fridays. Please join us!. On the first Friday of every month, join the UCSD Green New Deal movement to discuss ongoing campaigns to push UCSD to address the climate crisis.  More info:

December 7th Saturday 10 am to 11 am Green Living Tour – Solana Center for Environmental Innovation 137 N El Camino Real Encinitas, CA 92024 Visit us at our home base in Encinitas as we walk you through some easy steps to address issues around water, waste, soil health and more with practical solutions you can incorporate into your life and home starting now! More info:

December 7th  Saturday 10 am – 12 pm Green Routines Workshop  Otay Mesa- Nestor Branch Library 3003 Coronado Ave.  San Diego 92154 Join I Love A Clean San Diego as we team up with the City of San Diego for our FREE Green Routines Workshop . Whether you’re starting your zero waste journey or ready to take it to the next level, come learn how to set yourself up for zero waste success! Through educational booths and hands-on activities, you will learn ways to go zero waste in the kitchen and bathroom, and common areas throughout the home. We will discuss the importance of a zero waste lifestyle and how to confidently implement sustainable practices into various aspects of your life. Hands-on activities will be available for all ages, including an eco-kid’s craft and a make-and-take project! More info:

December 8th and 22nd. Sundays 5 pm  Amnesty International OB Chapter Meeting.  Coastal Sage Gardening 3685 Voltaire St. OB 92107 Visitors and New members are always welcome.

December 8th Sunday  4 pm – 6 pm  Not In Our Name! · Hosted by San Diegans Against the Death Penalty 330 W Broadway San Diego 92101  Rally and Prayer Vigil to Oppose Federal Death Row Executions. The federal government is planning a series of executions after a 16 year hiatus. Join us outside the federal courthouse in our witness against state sanctioned killing. Clergy and community leaders will lead a candlelight vigil in opposition to the death penalty on the eve of the first scheduled execution. Speakers include: Auxiliary Bishop John Dolan, Imam Taha Hassane, Geneviéve Jones-Wright, Justin Brooks, and Jeff Chinn. More info:

December 8th Sunday 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm  A Celebration! The Peace Resource Center Annual Meeting & A Dessert Extravaganza  First Church of the Brethren 3850 Westgate Pl.  San Diego 92105.  6:30 pm – Dessert Extravaganza Live Music Social Hour.   A celebration of our peace & justice community. Delicious planet-friendly desserts (brownies too!), local coffee & live music. 7:15 pm – 2019 PRC Annual Members Meeting.  Meet the 2020 nominees for the PRC Board. Co-create the PRC 2020 Vision & Work. Special Guest Speaker Kathryn LaPointe Director, OASIS Center “Love and mutual support break down border walls.”  $10  For info & RSVP: 619-263-9301   More info:

December 8th Sunday 11 am – 2 pm  The Really Really Free Market Teralta Park in City Heights (on Orange Ave between 40th and 41st st).   Join in and invite your friends to this ongoing community event! You do not need to bring anything to take anything. You do not need to take anything to bring anything! No trades, just FREE STUFF! You can also share any skills or services you might be experienced with (haircuts, bike repair, massages, clothing repair, etc.). Also, if you would like to play music in a public, acoustic setting, this a great opportunity to do so! Vegan food donations accepted for Food Not Bombs!  More info:

December 8th Sunday 1 pm – 3 pm Indivisible December Social Hosted by Indivisible San Diego Persist Events Blind Lady Ale House 3426 Adams Ave. San Diego 92116.  Come meet other resisters, chat about how you’ve been involved recently, and find out more about upcoming events & actions in an informal setting! All ages are welcome, so feel free to bring little ones! Please bring a donation of non-perishable food items for the San Diego Food Bank. See most needed items & guidelines here:  More info:

December 9th 10 am – 12 pm  San Diego Regional CCE Board Meeting  505 S Vulcan Ave Encinitas, California 92024 The San Diego Regional Community Choice Energy Authority is having their board meetings to discuss important policy that will shape the direction of CCE in the region. This an exciting time in the formation of CCE in the region and this is an opportunity to get involved in the decision making process. The ability to participate in local meetings is one of the great benefits of a local CCE program. We can help to direct policy and show public officials that local, clean, renewable energy that creates well paying local jobs and benefits communities of concern are priorities of the CCE .  More info:

December 10th Tuesday 5 pm to 6:30 pm Voices of our City Choir Holiday Concert and Community Potluck Sacred Heart Church Catholic Church  of Ocean Beach 4776 Saratoga . Choir will perform at Christmas Concert, followed by a community potluck dinner.  All are welcome and a dish to share is requested of those who can.  More info:

December 10th Tuesday 4:30 pm – 7 pm  Green Business Solutions Workshop Encinitas Library 540 Cornish Drive Encinits 92024 Join I Love A Clean San Diego and the City of Encinitas for an informational and interactive session focusing on zero waste business practices. . We will identify the importance of a zero waste lifestyle, how to implement these practices in your business, and the environmental and economic benefits of going green. Whether you work in an office, a restaurant, or in retail, we will have valuable information for all business models. This will be a great opportunity for you to network and share ideas for creating a more eco-conscious work space. More info:

December 12th Thursday 5:30 pm- 9:00 pm San Diego County Bike Coalition Holiday Joy Ride 2019 1450 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 Light up your bikes, wear your best/ugliest holiday attire (the crazier the better) and come and enjoy the holiday spirit with us! We will begin with a festive light-your-bike ride through Balboa Park and Uptown and end back at Panama 66 for a family friendly celebration of bikes, and the Holidays!  This event is family friendly. Your $25 ticket includes the ride, 1 raffle ticket, 1 beer token, and light appetizers. More info:

December 12th Thursday 6:30 pm Electric Vehicle Association of San Diego, monthly meeting  Center for Sustainable Energy 3980 Sherman St, San Diego. Featured Presentation: New San Diego County EV Initiatives Emily Wier, Environment and Energy Policy Advisor for San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, will present on San Diego County’s EV Roadmap, the newly approved Clean Cars 4 All program, and exciting developments at the California Air Resources Board. Supervisor Fletcher is raising the level of awareness about the effects of San Diego’s poor air quality and implementing policy to combat climate change as a member of the California Air Resources Board. More info:

December 13th Friday 6:30 pm – Sierra Club Film night “Rigged The Voter Suppression Playbook “ 8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd #101, San Diego 92111, this 2019 documentary  is a powerful, information packed film which reveals how, during a ten-year period since the election of a black president, Republicans and their allies have deliberately devised a playbook of strategies to suppress or intimidate minority voters.  The documentary describes in detail the ten strategies and gives examples of them in action: A Latino man in Texas arrested on false charges of voter fraud; efforts in a rural Carolina county to purge voters from the database, just two of the examples given.  One strategy, voter ID laws, has been temporarily stopped in some of the states shown by the courts.  But activists still have a long way to go in order to protect the right of citizens to vote and by studying these ten strategies they can better prepare themselves to fight for that basic civil right.  More info:

December 14th Saturday 7 pm – 8:30 pm  7th Annual Sandy Hook Vigil · Hosted by San Diegans for Gun Violence Prevention On December 14, 2012, 20 children and seven educators were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School. We pledged to never forget them. Seven years later, we come together to honor the victims of Sandy Hook, and all the many thousands of victims and their families. While we have made progress, the epidemic of gun violence still ravages the country. With hope and with action we will continue to fight to bring it to an end. Contact for details.

December 14th Saturday 4 pm – 6 pm  Screening of Push Out: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools Hosted by March For Black Women SD. Educational Cultural Complex 4343 Ocean View Blvd.  San Diego 92113  This feature length documentary takes a close look at the educational, judicial and societal disparities facing Black Girls. Inspired by the groundbreaking book of the same name by renowned scholar, Monique W. Morris, Ed.D.  The documentary confronts the ways in which the misunderstanding of Black girlhood has led to excessive punitive discipline which in turn disrupts one of the most important factors in their lives, their education Panel discussion to follow! More info:

December 14th Saturday   1 pm – 3 pm   San Diego Fixit Clinic Second Chance Beer Company, 15378 Ave of Science #222 San Diego 92128.  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:

December 17th Tuesday 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm On the Human-Animal Bond Hosted by California Native Plant Society
Balboa Park-Casa del Prado, Room 101 Speaker: Richard Louv, Journalist, Author, and Co-Founder and Chair Emeritus of Children and Nature Network. Our Wild Calling: how connecting to animals can transform our lives — and help save theirs. In his newest book Richard Louv explores the powerful and mysterious bond between humans and other animals, including both domestic and wild animals. He makes the case that deepening our connection with other animals, both wild and domestic, can improve our mental, physical and spiritual lives; serve as an antidote to the growing epidemic of human loneliness; and is essential to the preservation of life on Earth.  More info:

December 19th Thursday 6:30 pm Evolution 2020 (CoCreation Team Planning) · Hosted by Local Earth 10622 West  Lilac Road, Valley Center 92082 It is with great joy we invite YOU to join our Planning & CoCreation Team for Evolution 2020! Evolution is an annual gathering of global rEvolutionaries, visionaries and changemakers ready to create ReGenerative Solutions for the Planet! Evolution is the integration of a ReGenerative Solutions Summit, Transformational Festival and Epic Concert… all in ONE! Evolution is a Party for the Planet! This gathering will take place over the Fall Equinox of next year. Evolution 2020 is our launchpad for the Earth 2.0 Research Project and fundraising initiative to begin building the first official Local Earth Village! More info:

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