Postings Related To: Social Justice

COMMUNITY DIALOG ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR SPECIAL NEEDS POPULATIONS

(Event Sponsored by Diverse Housing Working Group)
November 18 @ 7:00 pm - Event Details

Elaine de Coligny, Executive Director of Everyone Home, has a unique perspective on the most effective ways to help people who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of losing their homes. She will be present to take part in the conversation.
As the City and Planning and Zoning Commission work on final details of Albany’s next Housing Element (official housing plan) for 2015-2023, DHWG is bringing together concerned community members to support the policies and programs in the housing element will be able to meet the needs of such special needs populations. We will also be talking about meeting the needs of seniors and those living with disabilities.
You can watch a 15-minute video of Elaine presenting about the efficacy (or not) of emergency shelters to the league of Women Voters here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYl2gpmuG3

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The Wisdom to Survive

(Event Sponsored by Transition Albany)
September 23 @ 7:30 pm - Event Details

Climate change is taking place. Will we have the wisdom to survive? Here’s a link to the trailer of this inspiring film that focuses on how we can live creatively and even joyfully in the midst of this catastrophe.

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Posted in , , , , , on September 4, 2014

A Convenient Truth

July 1 @ 7:00 pm - Event Details

Screen shot 2014-06-13 at 1.48.39 PMA Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil (2006) is an informative, inspirational documentary aimed at sharing ideas to provoke environment-friendly and cost-effective changes in cities worldwide.

The documentary focuses on innovations in transportation, recycling, social benefits including affordable housing, parks, and the processes that transformed Curitiba into one of the most livable cities in the world.

Cities should be a solution not a problem for human beings. The city of Curitiba has demonstrated for the past 40 years how to transform problems into cost-effective solutions that can be applied in most cities around the world.

Here’s the trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swQTTG3NcYY

We offer it in the spirit of showing people what’s possible when we think outside the box.

St Albans Church is kindly sponsoring the film and the event is free of charge. Bring snacks to share if you would like!

Posted in , , , , , , , on June 13, 2014

DamNation

June 19 @ 9:00 pm - Event Details

Details here:

http://browercenter.org/programs/reel-to-real

 

 

Posted in , on June 13, 2014

Gill Tract Farm Open Day

June 15 @ 10:00 am - Event Details
COME ONE ! COME ALL !

The Gill Tract Community Farm is having a meeting for ALL volunteers and community members, this Sunday, June 15th, at 10am.  Enter through the gate at
Jackson St. & Ohlone Ave.

On the Agenda:
  • how do we ensure sufficient staffing on a regular basis to keep the farm operating smoothly throughout the summer(year)
  • people’s input on which crops to plant for the next season (around mid August)
  • how different groups can work co-operatively and collectively on the farm.

We hope to see you there!

feeling out of the loop? Check out some pictures and great reporting from Indybay.org and photographer Kelly Johnson:

Also, have you seen this petition yet?  You can add your name to urge the UC Berkeley administration, the UC Regents, and President Napolitano to halt the current development plan for the Gill Tract and negotiate with the community for an alternative development plan!  

Regular open hours are:
3:30pm-7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays,
10am-4pm on Sundays  (with a two hour meeting at the start)
Updates and more can be found on 
gilltractfarm.wordpress.com

There is a farm stand at the Jackson Street gate with produce for free or a voluntary donation, every Thursday…

Posted in , , , , , on June 11, 2014

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