Events

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
 
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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. 

Oct
16
Tue
SanDiego350 Monthly Membership Meeting
Oct 16 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

At our monthly meetings we hear reports from the Steering Committee, Team & Committee leaders and Treasurer and typically have breakout sessions or a guest speaker. It's a good way to learn about the workings of the organization and meet like-minded volunteers. New and long-time members are equally welcome!

Signup to drive or ride in carpool using this carpool app.

If you have any difficulties or questions, please email Kim@sandiego350.org

Oct
21
Sun
Public Policy Team Meeting – October
Oct 21 @ 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!

Oct
22
Mon
Environmental Justice Assessment Press Conference
Oct 22 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Join us for a press conference with the Environmental Health Coalition for the release of the Environmental Justice Assessment of the San Diego Climate Action Plan. 

When: October 22nd at 8:30am 
Where: Jeremy Henwood Memorial Park
4455 Wightman Street
San Diego, CA 92105

Click here to RSVP.

Speakers include:
1. Community resident Esperanza Gonzalez
2. Assemblymember Todd Gloria
2. Councilmember Georgette Gomez
3. EHC's Policy Director, Carolina Martinez

Oct
28
Sun
Trial of the Century
Oct 28 @ 3:45 pm – 5:30 pm
Join us to rally around the plaintiffs and youth climate leadership as part of a national action in support of the “Our Children’s Trust” Trial, also known as Juliana v. US!  (The next day these 21 youth will confront the federal government in open court).

The goal of the action is to support the 21 plaintiffs who were aged 11-22 at the time of the original filing. These brave young people sued the government, saying the U.S. government violated their constitutional rights and is jeopardizing their future by allowing fossil fuel production to continue, despite knowing its effects on the planet. After years in court, and efforts by the federal government to block it from coming to trial, their case will finally be heard in federal district court in Oregon on Monday, October 29th. More info here.

We have some amazing local speakers (mostly youth in their teens and early 20’s). Here’s what’s in the program so far:
– Bird Song from Kumeyaay leaders
– Melissa Hill, with the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians
– Sarah Mola, co-founder of Heirs to Our Oceans
– Maya Little-Sana, Youth Minister, St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral
– Andrea Alberico, law student, California Western School of Law
– Derick Boerner, President, San Diego Unified Council of PTAs
– Carolina Rodriguez, SanDiego350
– drumming and chanting beginning at 3:45 pm.
– signing a large thank you card to the plaintiffs

Join us at the Federal Courthouse in San Diego to cheer on these Climate-Action pioneers and hear from local youth in support of this case. RSVP now, and then join and share our Facebook event. 

Please email us if you want to be involved in the planning!

Nov
4
Sun
Public Policy Team Monthly Meeting
Nov 4 @ 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 make an impact on state and local climate change policy. At the meeting we will discuss our current policy initiatives and plan for priority policy actions in the future. 

Click here to RSVP

The Public Policy Team meetings are held in the La Jolla Village Square Community Room that is next to the AMC box office, look for SanDiego350 signs. 

If you have any questions on the email Ryan O'Connor at Ryan@SanDiego350.org. 

Nov
20
Tue
Orientation Chat – Learn about SanDiego350
Nov 20 @ 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm

Are you new to SanDiego350 and want to know more about us?  Come join us for a special Orientation to learn what we’re all about: how we got started, what our activities are, and where there are opportunities for you to get involved. Bring your friends! Our SanDiego350 Monthly Meeting will follow at 6:45, so you can stay for that to get the latest updates and meet active members and team leaders.

Coffee Chat. Tuesday, Nov 20 @ 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm​, 1613 Lake Drive, Encinitas 92024

Hope to see you there!

 

SanDiego350 Monthly Membership Meeting
Nov 20 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

At our monthly meetings we hear reports from the Steering Committee, Team & Committee leaders and Treasurer and typically have breakout sessions or a guest speaker. It's a good way to learn about the workings of the organization and meet like-minded volunteers. New and long-time members are equally welcome!

Signup to drive or ride in carpool using this carpool app.

If you have any difficulties or questions, please email Kim@sandiego350.org

Nov
29
Thu
South Bay Eco Justice on Tap!
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The South Bay community will meet the last Thursday of November to talk about how climate change has impacted the community, hear concerns, and to discuss ways to take action.

What: South Bay Eco Justice on Tap!
When: Thursday, Nov 29 @ 7pm
Where: Groundswell, 258 Third Avenue, Chula Vista, 91910

Sign up now!

We look foreward to seeing you there!

Dec
2
Sun
Public Policy Team Meeting – December 2018
Dec 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