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September 2018

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09/09/2018 Grab Your Privilege Like a Bat & Swing It at Racism, Injustice, Hatred 

Sunday, Sept. 9, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

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

You are invited to join us for an exciting and inspiring evening with our own Berkeley-based activist Xan Joi, a self-proclaimed radical anti-racist Jewish and white lesbian feminist and now author. She will share stories and wisdom found in her new book But What Can I Do? gained from her experiences driving around the country over 400,000 miles since 9/11 in her veggie-oil powered box truck.

Today, as we collectively face the threat of impending annihilation  this time of our entire planet and not just a race, land or a country  and as we reel from the results of the last presidential electoral college appointment, many people are feeling the intense pain of waking up and the critical need to engage in some kind of action.
But What Can I Do? offers some and inspires other answers to that very question. Come join us! Bring an organic snack to share, if you want!

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$5-$20 donation requested, but no one turned away for lack of funds
Wheelchair accessible

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09/30/2018 NUCLEAR WAR: How can it be prevented? That's the theme of a forum -- free of charge to the public -- featuring Ray McGovern, CIA analyst for 27 years, now a prominent peace activist.

WHEN & WHERE? Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, 1 p.m.,* in Koret Auditorium, Main San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. (at Grove Street), San Francisco -- near Civic Center BART & Muni Metro stations.

Other speakers & panelists will be the nuclear experts Jacqueline Cabasso & Marylia Kelley, executives respectively of Western States Legal Foundation & Tri-Valley Citizens Against a Radioactive Environment.

Besides tackling the critical question of nuclear war, the event will observe the 50th anniversary of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and first anniversary of the Nuclear Prohibition Treaty, which 122 nations OK'd at the UN last summer. There will be entertainment.

Cosponsors are the SF Public Library and Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament. They cosponsored the August 2016 lecture by Dr. Helen Caldicott, advocating nuclear abolition. For an account of it with a list of 15 Coalition groups, visit:

*At 1 p.m. the 20th anniversary of the War and Law League (WALL) will be observed. The forum starts at 1:30. Question? E-mail WALL (the organizer) at

Contributions to the event's costs are appreciated. Make any check payable to "WALL" with the note "For Coalition"; mail to Coalition, c/o WALL, P.O. Box 42-7237, San Francisco, CA 94142

October 2018

Event Start DateEvent
10/03/2018 Food is a basic human right and a major driver of Californias economy. And yet, the current food system produces low wages and hunger, and is a major contributor to climate change and other major environmental issues. Hear your future State Assemblymember, Jovanka Beckles or Buffy Wicks, address these important topics at a candidate forum on food in Californias 15th Assembly District. Learn about the candidates perspectives on the intersectional topics that impact our work and lives, like access to healthy food, food workers rights, and agricultures impact on the environment.

Food in the 15th will be moderated by Nina Ichikawa, Policy Director of the Berkeley Food Institue, with prepared questions from the events hosts, followed by moderated questions from the audience.

This event is free and open to public, but seating is limited, so reserve your ticket early. Food, Spanish translation, and childcare for kids out of diapers are available. (Select RSVP + Childcare ticket option to reserve limited childcare spaces)

Richmond Memorial Auditorium's Bermuda Room is a 10 minute walk from Richmond BART station.

Event Schedule:

Doors open @ 5:45 pm

Forum 6:30 - 8 pm

Arrive early to get dinner and save your seat.
10/11/2018 Transition Berkeley Presents: Nature Nurtures: The How & Why

Thursday, Oct. 11, 6:30 PM-9:00 PM

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

Feeling stressed? Hear from local experts about practices that can help connect you to nature and bring you into better balance. Recent scientific studies confirm the medical, health and well-being results of being in nature. Two practitioners will share their earth-based wellness practices. Hana Lee Goldin, is a certified forest therapy guide and founder of The Sacred Wilds. She conducts forest bathing experiences at the UC Botanical Garden, celebrating the restorative power of nature. Pete Guinossa (E-RYT), a well-loved bay area yoga instructor, offers a wide range of yoga adventures, including yoga wilderness retreats. Drawing from his years as a scientist, Pete approaches practice with curiosity and wonder, helping students connect with their hearts.
Well round out the evening with Bob Solotar, Hiking Section Chair of the Sierra Clubs SF Bay Chapter. He will offer his experiences and direct us to many local hiking experiences appropriate to all levels. Bring: An earth-friendly, plastic-free snack to share at 6:30 pm if you like! Program follows at 7.

Sponsored by Transition Berkeley, Sierra Club and BFUU Social Justice Committee.

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Suggested Donation: $5  20 to cover event costs. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Wheelchair accessible.

For occasional email notices of peace/eco/social justice alerts and related events at BFUU, send any email to:

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