Postings Related To: Social Justice

CLIMATE ACTION NOW – REPORT BACK FROM PARIS

January 7 @ 6:30 pm - Event Details

6:30 pm – refreshments, 7-9 pm – program

  • What really happened at the Paris Climate Talks and what does it mean now that they are over? Hear first hand from Kathy Dervin, 350 Bay Area, and other local activists.
  • Why does local action matter? Learn about the City of Berkeley’s progress in reaching its climate action goals and how YOU can take action now through the Transition Streets program and the Berkeley Climate Action Coalition.
  • Bring your questions and ideas on how we’re going to transition to a lower carbon, more equitable and connected future. Please feel free to bring a snack to share around 6:30 pm (ditching plastics if you can).

This event is co-sponsored by Transition Berkeley, the BFUU’s Social Justice Committee, the Berkeley Climate Action Coalition, and the Ecology Center.

Posted in , , , , on December 28, 2015

YEAH Fundraiser & Screening

December 12, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - Event Details

Screen Shot 2015-12-02 at 8.16.31 PMWe’re showing Homestretch, and collecting new pairs of socks and cereal for young adults currently experiencing homelessness and served by YEAH (Youth Engagement, Advocacy and Housing) in Berkeley.

Please come. Tickets are $20 and there will also be gift cards on sale to benefit YEAH. (No-one will be turned away for lack of funds.)

Co sponsors include East Bay Housing Organizations, Albany Community Foundation, Solano Avenue Association & Stroll, many local churches, and Transition Albany. The Diverse Housing Working Group initiated this event.

If you can come early to help set up and/or help during the event, please contact Allen Cain / Solano Avenue Association 510-527-5358 info@solanoavenue.org. Thank you!

Please take this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people who are housing-challenged.

Posted in , , , , , on December 2, 2015

This Changes Everything

(Event Sponsored by New Economy Week, ACRAT, St Alban's Church)
November 15, 2015 @ 6:45 pm - Event Details

What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world?

Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.

Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.
Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.
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Posted in , , , , , , on October 23, 2015

Soil Not Oil International Conference, Richmond CA September 2015

September 4, 2015 - Event Details

SoilnotOilThe 2015 Soil Not Oil International Conference is a cross-sector, inter-ethnic and multilevel gathering that will feature dozens of scientists, elected officials, policy makers, attorneys, farmers, environmentalists, journalists, researchers, community members and agtivists. – See more here.

This five-minute video describes the brilliant solution right under our feet.

The conference is very reasonably priced and it’s right on our doorstep. Read on for more details.

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Posted in , , , , , , , , , , on August 13, 2015

2015 Building Resilient Communities Convergence

October 8, 2015 - Event Details

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The 2015 Building Resilient Communities Convergence, at the beautiful Solar Living Institute in Hopland, CA, is a dynamic and engaging weekend designed to build a powerful movement for community resilience.

Whether you are a permaculture designer, community organizer, or simply excited to learn about new ways of living in thriving resilience with people and the planet, we hope you’ll take advantage of the early bird pricing and join hundreds of other like-minded people for this life-changing weekend.

Keep reading for a taste of why you should come, and to find out about the many ticket options and work-trade opportunities.

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Posted in , , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2015

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