Events

Sep
29
Tue
Youth Letter Writing Party
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join the Youth v. Oil campaign for an empowering youth letter-writing party. Learn ways to raise your voice this upcoming election if you are unable to vote! A group of youth speakers will be presenting on different actions youth activists can take, such as writing letters to family/community members on different propositions to support and the importance of voting. Our future is on the ballot, let's do whatever it takes to save it! Hope to see you there πŸ™‚

 

Oct
6
Tue
Youth pre-registration & registration party: Empowering youth to use their power
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join the Youth v. Oil campaign for a youth pre-registration/registration party. This event will help youth understand the importance of registering/voting and how to raise their voices if they are unable to vote for this upcoming election.

 

Key topics of the youth pre-registration/registration party:

  • Why pre-registering/registering is important 
  • Address any questions about the registering process 
  • Highlight ways youth can effectively utilize their voices during this election- even if they can not vote  
  • Empower youth activists to take action

 

Oct
13
Tue
Make Your Vote a Climate Vote
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join SanDiego350 on October 13th for an overview on state and local ballot measures. This meeting will prepare voters for the 2020 election by addressing initiatives that impact the San Diego community. 

Make Your Vote a Climate Vote 

We're excited to provide an in-depth overview of state and local ballot measures. Prepare to vote on ballot measures that will directly impact you and help get the word out. Every election is important! Invite your friends and family to join the SanDiego350 community as we collectively get ready to make our votes climate action votes in the upcoming election! 

Attendees will have an opportunity to ask the facilitators questions. 

*Please note that this event is not  in accordance with the usual monthly meeting schedule. 

 

Oct
15
Thu
1:1 Training for Youth
Oct 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

1:1 Training for Youth 

SanDiego350 will facilitate a one to one training for fellows and Y4C volunteers to expand its list of one to one givers. The training will provide a useful overview of how to conduct a one to one meeting with new volunteers and welcome them onto the team.

We look forward to working together to provide a welcoming and educational space for new volunteers. 

Join the fun and register now!

Oct
24
Sat
Youth Voting Party: What you need to know about voting
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for an informational and empowering youth voting party. Youth speakers will be discussing the different propositions on the ballot, addressing any questions about the voting process, and presenting on the importance of voting! Hope to see you there πŸ™‚

 

Oct
26
Mon
Purple Mountains Movie Screening with Q&A
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us on Monday, October 26th to watch the new climate documentary, Purple Mountains. After the screening, we will have a Q & A session with the director, Josh "Bones" Murphy, who also direct Artifishal.

This documentary touches on the intersection of climate change and outdoor enthusiasts and features professional snowboarder turned climate activist, Jeremy Jones. 

Jeremy has an intimate relationship with the outdoors. It’s his escape, his identity, and his legacy. But over the course of his 45 years in the mountains, he’s seen things change: more extreme weather, fewer snow days, and economic strain on mountain towns. 

Motivated by an urge to protect the places he loves, Jeremy sets out on a physical and philosophical journey to find common ground with fellow outdoor people across diverse political backgrounds. He learns their hopes and fears while walking a mile in their shoes on the mountain and in the snow. 

With intimacy and emotion set against breathtaking backdrops, Purple Mountains navigates America’s divide with a refreshing perspective: even though we may disagree about climate policy, our shared values can unite us.

 

Nov
1
Sun
Protect the Vote Workshop
Nov 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Join us for a virtual training / workshop on how to be safe during in-person demonstrations that are expected on November 4th and beyond should the election results be in peril. We're staying in touch with local partners and plan to point our members to impactful events. 
 
This training will help you prepare to protest, assess your risk tolerance, and offer safety tips to consider. We will also cover a safe communication app that will keep us connected while at demonstrations.
 
Any SD350 members who want to be part of these actions are welcome to attend, but each of us is responsible for our own health and safety and we encourage you to consider your risk tolerance for covid and protesting before signing up. 
 
You'll receive the zoom link for the virtual workshop in your confirmation email. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.

Dec
3
Thu
Introduction to Building Electrification
Dec 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 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. More details to come!