Events

Nov
12
Thu
Transportation Justice Forum
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

At this special event, we explore transportation justice, systemic inequalities in San Diego’s transportation system, and the connection to climate justice. This forum will feature Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) who will provide an overview of historical zoning and red-lining policies that have contributed to lasting systemic inequities. After, Río Oxas from RAHOK will provide a case study of their experience of transportation advocacy in LA. Lastly, we’ll hear from a panel of esteemed community leaders and activists. This is particularly exciting for those who are interested in social justice and sustainable transportation options.

Featuring:

Río Oxas is of Náhuat-Pipil, Mayan, and spaniard lineage and was born & raised in Tongva lands (Los Angeles). They are the co-founder of RAHOK, a family-owned social enterprise that illuminates the interdependence of Race, Ancestors, Health, Outdoors and Knowledge to cultivate loving neighborhood-ecosystems. RAHOK provides services in education, land stewardship, and asset management. Río is a national speaker, educator, realtor and consultant for equity and racial justice. Over the past twenty years, they have worked alongside Queer, Trans, Intersex, Nonbinary, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities to advocate for mobility, food, racial, environmental, and health justice amongst many other movements.

Ricardo Flores, Executive Director of LISC, oversees an extensive network of investment-based collaborations that support San Diego’s underserved neighborhoods, including City Heights, Colina Park, and Greater Logan Heights. He joined the non-profit funding agency after serving for 12 years in leading roles with top San Diego elected officials. Flores has always taken an active role in his community. A long-time Meals on Wheels volunteer, he also served on numerous advisory boards and committees including the San Diego Chicano Democratic Association; San Diego Community College District; and United Way Plan to End Chronic Homelessness Resource.

Maria Esperanza Gonzalez was born in Nayarit, Mexico. She was a  resident of City Heights until she was displaced out of her community due to the development of City Heights Center. After her displacement, Esperanza continues to be an active member of the community and an advocate across many issues including environmental justice,  transportation, immigration, and drug-free living for youth. 

Maleeka Marsden is Co-Director of Policy at Climate Action Campaign. At CAC, Maleeka works with cities in the region to develop, pass, and implement strong Climate Action Plans. Maleeka is also leading CAC’s efforts to bring a local Green New Deal to the region–a San Diego Green New Deal–by coordinating grassroots efforts and a growing alliance of organizations.  

 Barry Pollard has served as the Founder and Executive Director of the Urban Collaborative Project, a Neighborhood Organization focused on improving the quality of life for residents in Southeastern San Diego and other Urban Communities in San Diego. Brian oversees this resident-driven organization through using the Self-Healing Community Model of focusing on addressing Community Trauma and Resilience centered on Art and Beautification, Health  Awareness, and Education. 

Randy Torres-Van Vleck (he/him or they/them) is the Director of Policy & Planning at City Heights Community Development Corporation. He collaborates with residents to envision the region they want to live in and then works to have that vision implemented. Randy facilitates participatory urban planning, conducts public policy analysis, and builds collective power with historically excluded communities to influence decision-making that achieves justice.

Nov
17
Tue
Moving Climate Action Forward
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Moving Climate Action Forward 

Join SanDiego350 for the November 17th Monthly Membership Meeting where we will discuss the climate movement in a post-election landscape. 

Together we will reflect on the recent election and discuss pertinent next steps to address climate action locally and beyond. We're excited for you to join us as we prepare to continue contributing to the climate justice movement.

Nov
19
Thu
Youth4Climate Indigenous Education Event
Nov 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Join the Youth4Climate community in conversation with Jordan Daniel, a member of the Kul Wicasa Oyate tribe of North Dakota. Jordan is an activist and runner and will speak about her perspective as a Native American woman. Indigenous justice is climate justice; this event is aimed at bringing awarness to the true history of Thanksgiving. We will also include action items for raising awarness at the Thanksgiving table and have a reslience exercise to help attendees honor the land they are on. 

Orientation Chat
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join SD350 for a fun and informative Orientation Chat! This is an opportunity to attend a meet and greet style event where you can learn more about SD350 and our volunteer opportunities. We look forward to seeing you at the virtual event!

 

Nov
21
Sat
Cultivating Resilience Workshop
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Interfaith Coalition for Earth Justice and SanDiego350 for an online workshop, Cultivating Resilience. These times of uncertainty, chaos, and transformation require that we attend to our body, mind, and spirit. We need tools to keep us connected, resilient, and restored. In this workshop, the Rev. Dr. Beth Johnson and Rev. Kurt Kuhwald will guide us through practices that provide a foundation for resilience and hope. The workshop draws from the evolving edge of the Work that Reconnects developed by root teacher, Joanna Macy, and the spiral of the Work that Reconnects.

We are asking participants to make a contribution according to their means so that we can compensate our amazing presenters (all proceeds will be used to pay presenters). No one will be turned away for inability to pay. 

 

Dec
3
Thu
Intro to Building Electrification Webinar
Dec 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Building electrification, which refers to using electrical power as the sole energy source of a building rather than a mix of electricity and gas, is key to moving towards the City’s clean energy goals. Join us at this event to learn more about building electrification, hear about cities that have achieved building electrification, and explore how to take action in San Diego.

Register to receive the Zoom link!

 

 

 

Dec
5
Sat
Orientation Chat
Dec 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm





Join SD350 for a fun and informative Orientation Chat! This is an opportunity to attend a meet and greet style event where you can learn more about SD350 and our volunteer opportunities. We look forward to seeing you at the virtual event!


Dec
10
Thu
Y4C Youth Appreciation Party
Dec 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

On December 10th, at 4 PM PDT, Youth4Climate will be holding a Youth Appreciation Party to commerate youth who have helped out during this term. In this Youth Appreciation Party, Y4C has fun games and events planned to show how grateful we are for all the youth in San Diego who have come together to make their voices heard for climate justice. 

Zoom Link This link will also be sent to you before the meeting.

Dec
12
Sat
Party 4 the Planet!
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join SD350 for Party for the Planet on Saturday, December 12 at 4:00pm! Journey with us "Under the Sea" for a fun party that includes prizes and games as we celebrate our volunteers and supporters and look back on our 2020 accomplishments. There will be a prize for best dressed so make sure to look up sustainable costumes on Pinterest. Get ready for bingo, trivia, dancing and more. It'll be a whale of a time! Register TODAY!

  • Happy Hour
  • Activities 
  • Prizes 
  • Community  

Jan
19
Tue
January Monthly Meeting – Benefits of Plant-Based Eating
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

How Plant-Based Eating Combats Climate Change 

Join SanDiego350 for our January 2021 monthly meeting which will be held virtually on January 19th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. 

This meeting will feature a panel of various professionals discussing the health and climate benefits of plant-based eating and regenerative agriculture. 

Panelists include:

Riley Healey, RD

Riley is a registered dietitian who works at Eisenhower Medical Center as the clinical ICU dietitian. She holds a degree in Food and Nutrition Science with an emphasis in Dietetics from the California State Polytechnic University of Pomona where she also completed her dietetic internship specializing in medical nutrition therapy. As a dietitian, she uses evidence-based research to guide her practice in preventing, managing and treating a wide variety of chronic diseases. Riley is passionate about helping others lead healthier, more sustainable lifestyles through the power of nutrition.

 

Rachal Hamilton, C.E.A.A.L. 

As a Sociology major at Southwestern College and the campus’ student Vice President, Rachal is constantly advocating for her community and creating change wherever she goes. In tandem with her work in SanDiego350 as the Justice and Equity Intern and on her school's campus, Rachal is also working as the founder of an all Femme, BIPOC-led social justice organization named, C.E.A.A.L. (Community, Environmental Justice, Academia, Abolition, and Liberation). Her organization primarily focuses on providing plant-based meals and other resources (like clothing, blankets, wellness items) to both the housing insecure community and the queer, Black Femme community in San Diego.

 

Johnny Wilson, Ecology Center

Johnny leads farming efforts at the Ecology Center. He got turned on to agriculture in college through the Environmental Studies program at UCSC. That's where he discovered that a lot of our environmental and social problems (if not all) come down to how we as humans produce food; nitrification of rivers and oceans due to run off of chemical fertilizers, deforestation for annual crop production, and excessive tillage and fossil fuel use that emits more carbon into the atmosphere. He wanted to be a part of the solution and felt that getting into organic agriculture was a good way to live a life that provided an alternative to the current trajectory of destruction and loss of biodiversity on the planet. 

 

Maddie McMurray, San Diego 350

Maddie McMurray (she/her) is the co-chair of SanDiego350's Food & Soil Committee and a member of the Member Engagement Team. She has a vested interest in plant-based eating, reducing food waste, and environmental justice.