Events

Aug
25
Sat
Art Build for Rise for Climate!
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us at an Art Build for Rise for Climate to make spectacular visuals, have fun, and meet fellow activists!  Beginners and all ages welcome. We'll make sunflowers, banners, posters and more. Come for any part of the art build. 

SIGN UP NOW! and join and share our Facebook event

At a private residence. Down a long driveway – house on the left. Call 619-335-1265 if lost.

Consider coming early if you're interested in learning how to plan and run an art build. Email us for info. 

 

Sep
1
Sat
Art Build for Rise for Climate!
Sep 1 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us at an Art Build for Rise for Climate to make spectacular visuals, have fun, and meet fellow activists!  Beginners and all ages welcome. We'll make sunflowers, banners, posters and more. Come for any part of the art build. 

SIGN UP NOW and share our Facebook event! 

Down a long driveway – house on the left. Call 619-335-1265 if lost.

Consider coming early if you're interested in learning how to plan and run an art build. Email us for info. 

 

Sep
2
Sun
Public Policy Team Meeting – September 2018
Sep 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for our monthly Public Policy Team meeting! Come out and learn more about the policy work of SanDiego350 and how you can get more involved in the exciting work that we are doing. At the meeting we will discuss our current policy initiatives and plan for priority policy actions in the future. 

Click here to RSVP

This months meeting will be at a members home- you will recieve the address when you RSVP. Hope to see you there!

Sep
8
Sat
Rise: Prayer and Meditation for the Earth
Sep 8 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

As part of the Rise for Climate! events on Saturday, Sept. 8, the new Interfaith Coalition for Earth Justice is holding A Prayer and Meditation for the Earth, Our Common Home at Civic Center Plaza just ahead of the main rally. 
 
Our event will begin with spoken prayers from several of our local faith leaders.  Then whoever is able will lie down upon the ground in a square formation for 20 minutes of silent prayer/meditation, facing east, then west, north and south.  When the silent prayer is finished, we will create a joyous noise as a sign of action and hope. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and will be done by 9:30.

  • Why do we gather in prayer and meditation for the earth?  To acknowledge the damage that we have done to it and move to restore our relationship with it.
  • Why do we lie upon the earth?  To get back in touch with it–the earth is where we come from.
  • Why are we silent?  To open ourselves to what truly is.
  • Why are we hopeful?  To create together a culture that honors earth, our common home!

Join us is this loving witness, whether you are a person of faith or not. We can't do this without you!

Make sure to RSVP for this event if you plan to attend (separately from the march). 

Join and share our Facebook event too! 

Call Phil Petrie (619) 298-0464 with any questions (no text).

Rise for Climate!
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

RSVP now for the next big climate mobilization on Saturday, September 8, 2018.

Thousands of San Diegans will stand with climate advocates worldwide on this global day of action ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. We will call for a #FossilFreeFuture and a just and rapid transition to 100% clean energy.  

Check out our main Rise for Climate San Diego website to RSVP. 

Join and share our Facebook event with your friends. 

Some San Diegans will be traveling to San Francisco to represent. Contact us for info about the SF actions and to coordinate. 

We will hold an interfaith prayer service earlier in the morning. One hundred persons from a variety of faiths will lay upon the ground in a square formation, facing first east, then west, then north and then south. The prayer will be silent, but the event will begin with spoken prayers from local faith leaders and end with the making of a joyous noise as a sign of both hope and action. This event will take place from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in Civic Center. More info/RSVP

Make this action a success!

Sep
20
Thu
SanDiego350 Orientation Chat (Central SD)
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a SanDiego350 “Orientation Chat”
Are you considering becoming a member (or do you know someone who is interested)?  Want to know more about SanDiego350 and what a member does?
Learn more about our organization and activities in a low-key, welcoming setting.   Meet members, ask questions, see how we are organized and what we’re doing, and explore opportunities for getting involved.

6:30 pm Refreshments and mixer (optional)
7:00pm to 8:00 pm Program
The venue is a member's home in Bay Park.  After you RSVP, we'll send you the address. Questions? Email us.

Sep
22
Sat
SanDiego350 picnic!
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us! We'll hang out and get to know other people working for climate action and climate justice, and enjoy stimulating conversation, games, and tasty foods.

Where: Morley Field area of Balboa Park – we'll be near the intersection of Arnold and Jacaranda. 
What to bring: a small veggie dish to share or drinks, reusable plates/utensils, blanket or chair 🙂

We are so thankful for all of the effort that everyone put into making Rise for Climate a success. Way to go team! Let's celebrate together and plan our next steps to a fossil free future! Please RSVP.  

Sep
28
Fri
Rally for Clean, Affordable Energy & Choice
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
RSVP now for the Rally for Clean, Affordable Energy & Choice!
 
As San Diegans, we face some of the highest energy rates in the nation! The San Diego Community Choice Alliance, in partnership with other local grassroots organizations, will be rallying on Friday, September 28, 12:00pm at San Diego City Hall. The city can help families SAVE MONEY & offer CHOICE! Join us to show your support and demand choice now!

When: September 28th at 12:00-1:00pm 
Where: San Diego City Hall- 202 C Street, San Diego, CA 92101
 

Click here to RSVP

The Mayor and City of San Diego are close to making a decision on Community Choice and we need to keep the pressure up!

Sep
29
Sat
SanDiego350 Orientation Chat – North County
Sep 29 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for a SanDiego350 “Orientation Chat”
Are you considering becoming a member (or do you know someone who is interested)?  Want to know more about SanDiego350 and what a member does?
Learn more about our organization and activities in a low-key, welcoming setting.   Meet members, ask questions, see how we are organized and what we’re doing, and explore opportunities for getting involved.

12:30 pm Refreshments and mixer (optional)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Program
The venue is in North County Area
in a member's home.  (Address wll be provided after registration is completed)

Oct
11
Thu
The Reluctant Radical Screening
Oct 11 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

If a crime is committed in order to prevent a greater crime, is it forgivable? Is it, in fact, necessary? 

Join SanDiego350 for a screening of The Reluctant Radical, which follows activist Ken Ward as he confronts his fears and puts himself in the direct path of the fossil fuel industry to combat climate change. Ken breaks the law as a last resort, to fulfill what he sees as his personal obligation to future generations. After twenty years leading environmental organizations, Ken became increasingly alarmed by both the scientific evidence of climate change and the repercussions for civilization as we know it. Ken pushed for a crisis level response from inside environmental organizations. Those efforts failed, and he now embraces direct action civil disobedience as the most effective political tool to deal with catastrophic circumstances. 

Special guest: On the occasion of this  Anniversary Screening, we are very pleased that Ken Ward himself will join us through video conference after the show.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door – no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Free parking in the UU parking lot (passes at the screening). 
6:15- refreshments and mingle / 6:45- movie screening / 8:15- discussion with Ken Ward / 9:00- wrap up

RSVP and purchase ticket here
 
Join and share our Facebook event


The Reluctant Radical Trailer from Lindsey Grayzel on Vimeo.

THE RELUCTANT RADICAL follows Ken for a year and a half through a series of direct actions, culminating with his participation in the coordinated action that shut down all the U.S. tar sands oil pipelines on October 11, 2016. The film reveals both the personal costs and also the fulfillment that comes from following one’s moral calling- even if that means breaking the law. Ken Ward has no regrets, and his certainty leaves the audience to consider if he is out of touch with reality, or if it is the rest of society that is delusional for not acting when faced with the unsettling evidence that we are collectively destroying our world.

Director Lindsey Grayzel, co-producer Deia Schlosberg and cinematographer Carl Davis were three of four independent filmmakers to be arrested and charged with crimes for filming the activists on October 11, 2016. Their charges have been dropped, and they have joined forces to tell Ken’s story through this film.

Cosponsored by the First UU Climate Justice Group.