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September 2016

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09/01/2016 Film & Discussion: A Place at the Table- Exploring Food Inequality & Waste

Thursday, Sept. 1, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley

Join us for a screening of the eye-opening film A Place at the Table. The film will be preceded by a community potluck, so please bring a dish to serve at least five people in order to contribute.
After the film we will hear from a panel of people working to address inequality in the food system and spread awareness of hunger and food waste in our communities. They will discuss how the issues affect us here and what we can be doing to help.
Confirmed speakers for the panel are Sara Webber, director of the Berkeley Food Pantry and Sarah Palmer DeFrank, policy advocate at California Association of Food Banks, with more to come. Stay tuned!
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This event is co-sponsored by : Transition Berkeley, the Ecology Center, Slow Food East Bay. and BFUU's Social Justice Ctee.
Suggested donation $5-$20. No one turned away.
Wheelchair accessible.

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09/11/2016 Berkeley Public Library Workers Whistleblower Fun(d)raiser & Reception

Sunday, Sept. 11, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley

Last year, our library director was forced to resign after 39,000 books
were tossed. He had insisted that only 2,000 books had been weeded, and also
put a policy in place that took 34 librarians off their jobs of selecting and weeding
the collection. Instead, two managers would essentially handle the book budget
and all the decisions about the collection. That library director is gone, but his policies are still in place. And now, library workers who spoke up about the destruction of the collection are being harassed and threatened with being fired. Join the Whistleblowers Defense Fun(d)raiser and Reception on September 11th to support the brave whistleblowers, library staff and the public who need access to information through the library. There will be jazz and classical music, a no-host pie bar, and a chance to learn about upcoming actions on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the City Council meeting (public comment, gathering at 6:30) and significantly on Wednesday, Sept. 14th for the Board of Library Trustees meeting (rally at Central Library steps at Noon; rally and public comment at the BOLT meeting at Tarea Hall Pittman / South Branch 6:00 pm).

Sign the petition and learn more at
Contact the ad hoc library advocacy support group at:

Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice
Donate whatever feels comfortable.
Wheelchair accessible.

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09/13/2016 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016  7:00 PM

Lanhee J. Chen, David and Diane Steffy Research Fellow, Hoover Institution;
Larry Gerston, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, San Jose State University; Political Analyst, NBC Bay Area;
Barbara Marshman, Editorial Page Editor, Mercury News
John Zipperer  VP of Media & Editorial, Commonwealth Club (moderator)

Recital Hall, Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara

General: $5 Members; $10 Non-Members;
Students: FREE (with valid ID)


It's a special edition of our political roundtable. We'll gather local experts for commentary on the candidates, referenda and issues of concern to the South Bay, and we'll take a look at statewide and national campaigns.

We'll explore the biggest, most controversial, and sometimes the surprising political issues with expert commentary and review other major news, have an audience discussion of the weeks events, and our live news quiz!

And come early before the program to meet other smart and engaged individuals and discuss the news over refreshments at our member social (open to all attendees).


At 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 15 , the Commonwealth Club of California in association with the NorCal Peace Corps Association will present Let It Begin Here: Peace Corps and Problem-Solving at the Last Mile with the U.S. Peace Corps Director, Carrie Hessler-Radelet, and Ambassador Karl W. Eikenberry. NorCal Peace Corps Association President, Lie Njie, will moderate the program.

With contrasting backgrounds of peace and war, PC Director Hessler-Radelet and Ambassador Eikenberry will engage the audience in a dynamic, informational conversation on the power of relationships in international development. Hessler-Radelet served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Samoa, Executive Director to Special Olympics in The Gambia, HIV/AIDS Advisor in Indonesia, and Vice President and Director of the DC office for John Snow, Inc. before President Obama appointed her as the U.S. Peace Corps Director.

Amb. Eikenberry is a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general who had commanded and held staff positions in airborne, ranger, and mechanized infantry units in the U.S., Korea, and Europe, before serving two tours of duty in Afghanistan, and his appointment as U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan.

Come to learn from these two leaders how to make swords into plowshares.

Location: Commonwealth Club of CA, 555 Post Street, San Francisco
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost: $20 non-members, $8 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
09/16/2016 Engaging in National Service: Peace Corps Opportunities
By: Congresswoman Jackie Speier


Please join Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet, and Peace Corps volunteers for a informational session exploring the many ways you can engage in national service through the Peace Corps.

Service in the Peace Corps is a life defining event that places volunteers in communities across the globe. Since 1961, over 220,000 Peace Corps volunteers have served in over 140 countries. While traditionally requiring a two year commitment of service, the Peace Corps now offers shorter programs and customized volunteer experiences, providing more opportunities for people from all walks of life.

Director Hessler-Radelet will explain some of the new forms of participation and former Peace Corps volunteers who recently returned from service will share their experience and answer questions.

The 2:30pm - 3:30pm session will be followed by a reception with light refreshments that will give you the opportunity to talk to volunteers one-on-one.

David Ickes much anticipated World Tour is finally here! Since the early nineties, David Icke has made it his lifes mission to inform his readers and fans of an impending global fascist state. Alerting the masses to plans for a Third World War that will result in a singular force which will rule over all of humanity on planet earth. A New World Order that we see unfolding before our very eyes today.

2015 has been a pivotal year in geopolitical spheres as the rise of terrorist organizations threaten world peace. David Ickes WorldWide Wake Up Tour could not have come at a better time! Featuring information assimilated through 25 years of in-depth research, with over twenty bestselling books and millions of fans worldwide, events that are guaranteed to inspire genuine thought and questioning!
09/30/2016 A Night for the Buffalo: Buffalo Field Campaign Roadshow

Friday, Sept. 30, 7:00 PM

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley

Come welcome the Buffalo Field Campaign Road Show to the Bay Area!
The Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC) is the only group working in the field, every day, to stop the slaughter and harassment of the last wild buffalo. Founded in 1997, the group uses video documentation, non-violent direct action, education and lobbying to change archaic laws targeting buffalo. Volunteers from around the world spend every day, from sunrise to sunset, monitoring and documenting threats to the buffalo, running patrols on skis, snowshoes and cars to defend buffalo on their traditional winter habitat and advocate for their protection. This very special event features storytelling and video straight from the field, from the land of the buffalo with BFC co-founder Mike Mease, along with Native Music from Mignon Geli.

Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Ctee, Earth First!, and the Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters
Suggested donation $5-$20. No one turned away.
Wheelchair accessible.

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October 2016

Event Start DateEvent
10/09/2016 Film screening #OO (Occupy Oakland)
Sunday, October 9
7:00 pm
Omni Commons Ballroom
4799 Shattuck Ave. Oakland 94609
Benefit screening of new documentary by Kevin Pina about the Occupy Movement on the 5th anniversary of Occupy.
We will also have an update about the elections in Haiti that take place that day with Pierre Labossiere and an update on the Love Not Blood Campaign with Oscar Grant's uncle, Cephus (Uncle Bobby) Johnson.
Proceeds go to Haiti Action Committee and Love Not Blood Campaign.
$10-20 sliding scale
(No one turned away for lack of funds)
10/13/2016 A Day in Solidarity with African People, on Thursday, October 13th at 6:30 pm at Akwaaba Hall, Uhuru House, 7911 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland will address the role of white people in ending the rampant police violence targeting black people in the United States.

Part of a nationwide campaign sponsored by the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, the event will build national support for the black-led Uhuru Movements quest for justice for the murder of three African teenaged women by Florida sheriffs deputies this year.

Kunde Mwamvita, mother of Dominique Battle, one of the three murdered teenagers and a courageous fighter for the black community, will travel from Florida to speak at the event.

Chairman Omali Yeshitela of the African Peoples Socialist Party, leader and founder of the Uhuru Movement, will deliver the keynote address.

Penny Hess, Chair of the African Peoples Solidarity Committee, the organization of white people working under the Uhuru Movements leadership to build white solidarity with Black Power will speak to the audiences on the role and responsibility of white people in the black freedom struggle.

The event will feature culture, light refreshments, and a question-and-answer session.

To RSVP or for questions call 510-871-3342 or email
10/13/2016 Book Party for Nuclear Heartland Revised Edition

Thursday, Oct. 13, 7:00 PM

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley

This book is a guide to the 450 land-based missiles of the United States. It is edited by Arianne Peterson, and by our speaker, John M. LaForge of Nukewatch, an educational project based in Wisconsin which raises public awareness of nuclear weapons, reactors and waste.
Dr. Helen Caldicott states that every American should read this book, learn that under our farms and prairies are the ICBMs with nuclear warheads and take on the entities that imperil our survival. Much of the original content was by the late Sam Day who was most helpful to our SJC on past anti-nuclear actions.

More info:

Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Ctee
Suggested donation $5-$20. No one turned away.
Wheelchair accessible.


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10/14/2016 SINS INVALID
Birthing, Dying, Becoming Crip Wisdom

Featuring World Premiere Performance by:

Visual Art By


Please Note: Show contains explicit content

ODC Theater 351 Shotwell Street / 17th Street
in the Mission District of San Francisco
Wheelchair accessible
Please refrain from using scented products so that all community members may attend

Friday 10/14 and Saturday 10/15* at 8pm
Sunday 10/16 at 7pm
*October 15 Performance is ASL interpreted and Audio Described

Tickets: $25 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Box Office: and cash at the door

Sins Invalid is a disability justice based performance project celebrating the power of embodiment & sexuality, stripping taboos off disability to offer a vision of beauty that includes all bodies and communities.
10/20/2016 Screening of: Paying the Price for Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson

Thursday, Oct. 20, 7:00 PM

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley

"Paying the Price for Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson" is an exciting film packed with ideas on how we can overcome the fears that fuel endless war. It is also the heroic story of the courageous dedication of Brian, a longtime friend of the Fellowship, who lost his legs at the Concord Naval Weapons Station in 1986.

Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Ctee as part of our Conscientious Projector series.

Suggested donation $5-$20. No one turned away.
Wheelchair accessible.


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10/21/2016 2016 Bioneers Conference
October 21st-23rd

Marin Center
10 Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael, CA 94903

Join us for 3 days of inspiration and solutions! The Bioneers Conference highlights breakthrough ideas for solving our most pressing ecological and social challenges. Themes this year are Biomimicry, Climate Stewardship, and Gender Equity.

Speakers include Bill McKibben of, Eve Ensler of V-Day, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez of Earth Guardians, Vien Truong of Green For All, and Climbing PoeTree. Also Jane Benyus of the Biomimicry Institute will present a $100,000 prize to the winner of the inaugural Ray of Hope Prize for the best biomimetic design to address food systems, from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation.

Plus! Free events on-site including the Family Fair, Change Makers fair, hands-on demonstrations, and much more!

Free parking on site.

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