Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Sunday, September 10, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 11, 2017
Contact: Martha Sullivan, 858-945-6273, info@GrassrootsOasis.com
March of Voices Demand Action from City Hall on Safe Places for All!
WHAT: Press Conference, Petition Delivery to Mayor, Public Comment to City Council
WHEN: Tuesday, September 12, 2017/ PRESS CONF. = 8:30 am / Petition Delivery to Mayor = 9:15 am / City Council Mtg = 10 am
WHERE: PRESS Conf = City Concourse by City Hall (202 C St) / Mayor's Office, 11th Fl. City Hall / City Council Chambers, 12th Fl. City Hall
As the death toll from an epidemic of Hepatitis A hovers at 15, and hundreds have been hospitalized with more sickened, we return to San Diego City Hall to repeat our calls of over a year for EFFECTIVE ACTION to address the humanitarian crisis of homelessness in San Diego -- all of which Mayor Faulconer is wholly empowered to initiate immediately:
1) City-sanctioned and supported SafeCamp and SafePark locations, as modeled by the Cities of Seattle (since 2015) and Santa Barbara (since 2004), respectively;1
2) A Moratorium & Amnesty on Tickets and Arrests for actions related to simple survival without housing, similar to the statewide amnesty on traffic fines enacted in 2015, which also deepen poverty;2 and
3) More Attended and Maintained Public Toilets and handwash stations in locations frequented by Unsheltered San Diegans, as modeled by the Sacramento City Council since 2016.3
"For the well-housed rest of us, the ramifications of leadership failure go well beyond the simmering offense to the human decency of leaving our poorest people to fend for themselves. We have full-blown crises of public safety and public health, the twin imperatives of any functioning government."4
As City Council returns from its Summer Recess – we Demand Immediate ACTION from Mayor Kevin Faulconer, City Council President Myrtle Cole and the rest of the City Council to correct this Leadership Failure, and make San Diego a Safe Place for EVERY San Diegan to Live! Press Conference at 8:30am on the urgent need for these ACTIONS, as well as a class action lawsuit filed against the City of San Diego for cruel and unusual punishment inflicted on Unsheltered San Diegans, featuring:
- Performance by the Voices of Our City Choir, a community choir of homeless and housed San Diegans.
- Steph Johnson, President of Voices of Our City Choir
- Kath Rogers, Plaintiff Attorney
- Two Plaintiffs in Class Action Lawsuit against City for misuse of Encroachment Ordinance
- The Hon. Lori Saldaña, CA Assy for San Diego (Ret.) and SD Community College District Professor
At 9:15am, we will march on Mayor Faulconer's office to repeat our calls for City-sanctioned and supported SafeCamp/SafePark locations and a Moratorium & Amnesty on Tickets and Arrests, as well as More Public Toilets and handwash stations -- all of which he is wholly empowered to fulfill.Then to 10am City Council Mtg to speak during Non-Agenda Public Comment on the same.
- 1 https://www.change.org/p/san-diego-mayor-kevin-faulconer-safepark-camp-for-victims-of-san-diego-housing-disaster- in-qualcomm-stadium-parking-lot
- 2 https://www.change.org/p/san-diego-mayor-kevin-faulconer-emergency-humanitarian-action-to-stop-making-homeless- people-in-san-diego-criminals
- 3 http://www.capradio.org/articles/2017/01/11/sacramento-to-plan-for-permanent-bathroom-access-for-homeless/
Friday, September 1, 2017
From: Ocean Beach Green Center <email@example.com>
Date: September 1, 2017 at 6:05:42 PM PDT
Subject: September Events from the Ocean Beach Green Center
September Events at the Ocean Beach Green Center
Ocean Beach Green Center, 4843 B Voltaire Street, Ocean Beach 92107 firstname.lastname@example.org 619.225.1083
Sept 3rd Sunday 11 a.m. For OB Lovers: No Target in Ocean Beach. Join us for a Boycott Target Rally at the Target at 3245 Sports Arena Blvd. This issue has received extensive news coverage from the mainstream media. For a good overview see obrag.org. Latest news coverage from our successful local rally on August 30 see: http://www.cbs8.com/story/36257110/planned-target-not-hitting-the-spot-in-ocean-beach
September 13th Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Film night "1984" Director Michael Radford's adaption of George Orwell's dystopian classic 1984. This British film, made in 1984, stars John Hurt, Richard Burton and Suzanna Hamilton. "Orwell's portrait of a government that manufactures their own facts, demands total obedience and demonizes foreign enemies has never been timelier" quotes the United States of Cinema.
September 14th Thursday 7:00 p.m. Film Night " Seed The Untold Story"
Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. Seed features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.
September 25th Monday 6:30 pm. Save Peninsula Trees organizing meeting for Shade Tree Brigade Campaign
September 30th Saturday 10:00 Shade Tree Brigade kickoff. Join us and Save Peninsula Trees if you want to help green Ocean Beach and contribute to the cities goal of meeting our Climate Action Plan. We will gather at the Ocean Beach Green Center for coffee and bagels and a short briefing, and then go out in to our neighborhood to preselected areas for planting potential ( You may choose your own neighborhood in Ocean Beach if you prefer). You will be given information and materials to share with our neighbors of the good news that they can get free trees and free plantings just by agreeing to water them until they are established. . For more information please call the Ocean Beach Green Center at 619-225-1083 or email at email@example.com
If you live in Ocean Beach or Point Loma and you are interested in Permaculture Design for your home, business or school please call Amelia Roach at 619-517-8723 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. She is interested in holding a series of small group classes in exchange for her design support. She designs with patterns found in nature and existing elements to arrive at appropriate solutions for effective design and implementation of regenerative systems. She was the presenter at our July film night which showed " Inhabit: a Permaculture Perspective" which drew are largest crowd ever.
September Events NOT at the Ocean Beach Green Center
Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. Sept 2nd, Sept 9th, Sept 16th, Sept 23rd, Sept 30th. Climate Mobilization Coalition Meeting Ocean Beach People's Cooperative Community Room, 4765 Voltaire Street - Second Floor. Come help plan for the upcoming Climate Action events. Contact: email@example.com
September classes start at Wild Willow Farm Learn to grow better, healthier food where you live, and more of it, using cutting-edge practices that can be taught in the winter in coastal Southern California's unique climate. What we teach is applicable to all forms of agriculture, urban and rural, whether you're an entrepreneur, a home vegetable/fruit grower, or simply have agricultural curiosity. We want you to grow food where you live. For schedule, fees and more info: http://www.sandiegoroots.org
September 1st Friday 7:30 to 9 pm Light Brigade's "Censure Trump" Join us this Friday Sept 1 as we light up the interstate with the word Censure Trump . We will meet at 7:30 at the Mission Bay visitor center and will walk up the Clairemont overpass to let travelers know it is time to Censure Trump. After we have the lights up for 1 hour we will celebrate with beer and pizza. Bring your goodwill and outrage More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1832159190145564/
September 2nd Saturday 8 am Border Angels Day Laborer Outreach Volunteers will go out to meet with Day Laborers at sites around San Diego, to distribute information regarding their rights, access to services (such as immigration advice, language courses etc) as well as distributing food, water and hygiene items. More info: https://www.facebook.com/BorderAngels/
September 7th Thursday 6 pm to 8 pm San Diego 350 presents Tom Steyer Talks Climate, St Pauls's Cathedral, 2728 Sixth Ave. 92103 Tom Steyer will join us to talk about current issues in climate change politics and NextGen America's work to prevent climate disaster, promote prosperity, and protect the rights of every American. There will be an extensive Q&A during which Tom will discuss the climate movement, the politics of climate, and how Californians can take effective action. San Diego Council Member Barbara Bry (District 1) will also talk about implementing a Community Choice Energy program in San Diego in order to meet our goal of 100% clean energy, and how San Diegans can help make it happen. Info: https://www.facebook.com/SanDiego350/
Sept 7th Thursday 6 pm to 8 pm Schools for Chiapas presents Zapatista Mayan Art Project Border x Brewing 2181 Logan Ave. San Dieo 92113 Dreamers needed to create visions for a new art collaboration between San Diego and Chiapas. Join us in forming an artistic cooperative of creative people interested in honestly collaborating with Mayan students and Zapatista education promoters next spring at an indigenous, rainforest-based school in Chiapas, Mexico. More info: https://www.facebook.com/SchoolsForChiapas/
September 7th Thursday 6:30 to 8:30 pm San Diego Progressive Alliance presents Dark Money's Grip on Progressive Politics Elijah's Restaurant 7061 Clairmont Mesa Blvd. San Diego 92111 The SDPA will host Mike Thaller at our next big membership meeting. Mike Thaller is the former Progressive Caucus Chair for the CA Democratic Party and he is also part of the Bernie Sanders inspired wave of grassroots revolt within the party. Mike nearly won an election for state party Controller in May. During his campaign he traveled the state talking about the insidious nature of "Dark Money" that is holding the reins of the party. Mike will share his perspective on how we can combat big money in progressive politics. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/521911308161036/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%224%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%22370%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D
September 7th Thursdays 3:30 pm No Miramar Air Show Join San Diego Veterans For Peace and supporters to protest the militarism and over the top recruiting of the military as exemplified by the Miramar Air Show. I-15 and Carroll Canyon Road. More info:
Sept 8th Friday 6:30 Sierra Club "Racing to Zero" 8304 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard #101, San Diego, CA 92111 Racing to Zero is a fast-moving, upbeat documentary presenting new solutions to the global problem of waste. By simply substituting the word "resource" for the word "garbage", a culture can be transformed, and a new wealth of industries can emerge. Three years ago, the mayor of San Francisco pledged to achieve zero waste by 2020. The goal of zero waste is also included in San Diego's strong Climate Action Plan. Racing to Zero tracks San Francisco's waste stream diversion tactics and presents innovative new solutions to waste. This film documents a surprising, engaging, and inspiring race to zero, which San Diego could emulate is it implements its Climate Action Plan. More info: Jean Costa 619-463-0721 or firstname.lastname@example.org
September 9, Saturday 11 am to 1 pm San Diego Solar Experience The Salvation Army Kroc Center
6845 University Ave San Diego, 92115 Attendees of the seminars will learn how solar works, battery storage and integration, policy changes, available incentives, financing options, how to choose a solar provider, new solar rules and more. electric vehicle Ride & Drive event will allow attendees to learn how to power their home and vehicle with the sun. More info: http://energycenter.org/events
September 9th Saturday 10 am to 3 pm Qualcomm Stadium 9449 Friars Rd San Diego, CA 92108
Free and open to the public More info: https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=992
Sept 10th Sunday 11 am to 2 pm Really Really Free Market. Teralta Park, 40th and Orange, City Heights. Come for a
chance to give and get cool stuff for absolutely free. Simply bring the things around the house you aren't using anymore, put them in the "free pile, " and look around to see if there is anything you'd like to take yourself.
September 12th Tuesday, 6:30 PM - 8 PM Strategies to Address Homelessness Joyce Beers Community Center3900 Vermont St, San Diego, California 92103 Hosted by Hillcrest Town Council Homelessness continues to be one of the most pressing issues we face as a city. For our upcoming community meeting we'll be joined by special guest Councilmember Chris Ward, who will be speaking to us about his strategies to address homelessness in San Diego. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/338599686564240/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%223%22%2C%22ref_newsfeed_story_type%22%3A%22regular%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%22263%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D
September -Starting September 13th Ciirculate San Diego will host a series of interesting topics related to their policy work which focuses on promoting public transportation, active transportation (walking and bicycling), and promoting sustainable growth. For schedule and more info go to: http://www.circulatesd.org/calendar
September 13th Wednesday 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm San Diego Coastkeeper's Seaside Soiree Bali Hai 2230 Shelter Island Dr San Diego, CA 92106 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: http://www.sdcoastkeeper.org/act/fix/attend-an-event/seaside-soiree/#event|seaside-soiree-4|238
September 13th 9 am to Noon Wednesday San Diego City Council's select committee on homelessness City Hall 202 C Street San Diego Sharon Lee of Seattle's Low Income Housing Institute will be making a presentation. Highly recommended. More info and great resource for homeless advocacy: https://www.homelesstohoused.org/
September 17th Sunday 5:30 pm Tariq Khamisa Foundation fundraiser Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary) Unity Center San Diego 8999 Activity Road San Diego, CA 92126 The mission of the Tariq Khamisa Foundation is to create safer schools and communities through educating and inspiring children in the restorative principles of accountability, compassion, forgiveness, and peacemaking. More info: https://tkf.org/
September 22nd 3:30 pm to September 23rd 3 pm Local Earth Journey - Mount Laguna We warmly welcome you to join us on our monthly Local Earth Journey! This is an amazing opportunity to connect with nature, explore the natural beauty surrounding San Diego, refresh your mind, nourish your body and celebrate life with other eco-minded friends in the commUnity. More info: http://local-earth.org/journey-september/
September 22nd Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm San Diego Green Building Council presents SAN DIEGO GREEN BUILDING CONFERENCE AND EXPO Energy Innovation Center, California and San Diego are leading the way on setting up policy context for green buildings, healthy and walkable communities, clean transportation, and other important climate change focused initiatives. Learn what the San Diego green building community is doing to move the sustainability needle! Speakers will include almost 50 local change makers who are driving some of the most innovative initiatives locally and nation-wide, ranging from sustainable buildings to healthy communities and climate change oriented programs. More info: http://www.usgbc-sd.org/SDGBCE17
September 23rd Saturday 11 am to 3 pm South Bay Sustainability Fair 2000 Division Street National City, CA 91950
This free public event will host non-profits, government agencies, vendors, and related organizations promoting programs, products, and services that support sustainability. If you have any interest in energy efficiency, water conservation, alternative transportation, waste diversion, and healthy living then this is the fair for you! More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1038562882936978/
September 24th Sunday 9 am to Noon Surfrider's 26th Annual Paddle for Clean Water Ocean Beach Pier 5078 Niagara Ave. Grab your board and friends and come out to paddle around Ocean Beach Pier to show unity and bring awareness about the threats to clean water We'll have live music, yoga, breakfast & coffee, speakers and more! More info: https://sandiego.surfrider.org/
September 23rd Saturday 1 pm to 4 pm Community Input for the Next San Diego Police Chief Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation 404 Euclid Ave. San Diego 92114 With police chief Shelley Zimmerman retiring in March 2018 the city of San Diego is hosting a public workshop for input of what the community is looking for in her successor. This is your opportunity to fight for what you want in the police department!!! https://www.facebook.com/events/297696957364532/
September 30th Saturday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Movement School for Revolutionaries- San Diego Joyce Beers Community Center 3900 Vermont St. San Diego 92103 The Movement School for Revolutionaries is a day-long workshop for revolutionaries in radical & progressive movements who recognize the imperative to restructure society to meet human needs and address the dire social, economic, and ecological challenges facing our world. Understand the larger social & historical context of our current political moment Collaborate with fellow radicals & progressives across party lines Build a united front of the Left to fight back against neoliberalism & neofacism More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1894101550851249/
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: http://sandiegofreepress.org/
New events are always happening....please check www.oceanbeachgreencenter.org for updates to the event list
Please check our website page "get involved" for links to group's events too numerous to list. Participating in work parties, habitat restoration, beach clean-ups, committee meetings, workshops, field trips ect. . are the many ways you can get involved.
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