By Doug Porter
I’m taking the day off. We published our San Diego 2016 Progressive Voter Guide this morning and I’m all tuckered out. It’s got links to our coverage on dozens of ballot measures, more than a hundred candidates, and, of course, endorsements.
I haven’t forgotten the weekly calendar…
Get your event listed: I try to list the next 10 days or so of mostly non-commercial events I think our readers might find of interest. I source my material from social media listings and press releases. In cases where there are competing but similar events or campaigns of the progressive persuasion, I do my best to list everything.
All-In for CPI Labor & Lawyers Tournament
Go “All-In for CPI” and join us for our 1st Annual Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament!
We are joining with our brothers and sisters in the Labor movement and the great legal minds of San Diego for a night of gaming and fun in support of CPI, our region’s progressive policy think tank.
$50 buy-in with the opportunity to win an array of prizes. $25 spectator ticket.
All tickets include food. Buy-in gets you into the tournament, but we’ll have roulette and black jack for additional fun!
Matt Haeck Concert
The Grassroots Oasis is very pleased to welcome Nashville Americana artist Matt Haeck back to San Diego, where he got his start in music! Matt’s debut album, Late Bloomer features The Avett Brothers’ Paul Defiglia, Old Crow Medicine Show’s Critter Fuqua, Caitlin Rose, Elizabeth Cook, and more.
Matt Haeck comes by his contradictions honestly. Scrappy with a genuine, lyrical voice, he sings truths hard-earned from struggles most men twice his age havent seen. Born in Barbados, West Indies to missionary parents, he was introduced to music through hymns. While working on a Master Of Divinity to become a pastor, he fell out of love with theology and religion and decided to pursue music instead.
He began falling into addiction for the next four years with phases of pills, cocaine and alcohol. Entering rehab, only to relapse two months later, he then fell into the most hellish year of his life, at the end of which, he moved to Indianapolis to enter a yoga recovery program. It was during this time that he began crafting the songs of Late Bloomer, shortly moving back to Nashville, having been cast in Studio Tenns critically-acclaimed stage production The Hank Legacy and subsequently, The Cash Legacy.
Protest Project at Ebers and Greene Streets
Saturday, October 15, Noon
Ebers & Green Streets, OB
Join the OB Rag and neighbors of this controversial project for a rally, a few speakers and an informational picket line at the site to demonstrate to the City of San Diego and the owner-developer, Nelco Properties that OB opposes the project for its many code and community plan violations.
100 Year Anniversary of the Original OB Library
Sunday, October 16, 2pm
Various Locations in Ocean Beach (See Below)
Join the OB Historical Society from 2 -5 PM- Celebration & Historical Recognition of the 100 Year Anniversary of the Original Ocean Beach Library at the Sutliffe Building- 1951 Abbott St., Falling Sky Pottery & 1959 Abbott St., Newbreak Coffee & Café – (Corner building at Abbott St. & Santa Monica Ave.)
Proceeds to Pay for a Historical Plaque on The Sutliffe Building- Other proceeds are split between the Ocean Beach Historical Society & Friends of the Library; Min. Sug. Donation: Members $10,Non-Members $15 or $20 (Membership + Admission) Includes: Music, Art & Historical Photos Exhibit, Coffee & Snacks, Historical Block Walk & 50/50 Opportunity Drawing, Historical Cars, and more!!! TIME PERIOD ATTIRE FROM 1916 – 1928 OPTIONAL.
Black Panthers of Southern California in Action: Panel
Monday, October 17, 3pm
Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union
San Diego State University
Info & Updates
Panelists explore the Black Panthers, their connections and impacts. Original Black Panthers, historians, members of related organizations including MEChA and Black Lives Matter reflect on history and outcomes. A Common Experience and One SDSU Community event co-sponsored by the Library. Free and open to the public.
- Henry Wallace, former San Diego Black Panther
- Roberta Alexander, former Oakland Black Panther
- Mychal Odom, Black History professor, Mesa College
- Arturo Casares, MEChA veteran and associate of the Brown Berets
- Melina Abdullah, Ph.D., Pan-African Studies faculty at CSU Los Angeles and #BlackLivesMatter organizer
- Antwanisha Alameen-Shavers, Ph.D. SDSU Africana Studies (moderator)
Protest US Navy Dolphin Captivity
Saturday, October 22, 9:30am
Spanish Landing West (Off Harbor Dr.)
Info & Updates
For years the U.S. Navy has held dolphins in small enclosures and used them in many areas. of warfare and animal testing.
Most people in San Diego are not aware of what is happening with the government and our tax dollars.
We will protest on land and sea!
Need paddle boarders and people with kayaks in the water. We will meet in the parking lot that is closest to the bridge.
Roadmap to a NonViolent Future
Nonviolence is much more than simply the absence of violence – it is better described as “love in action” and is, as Martin Luther King said, a way of life for courageous people.
The Metta Center’s Roadmap is a framework that individuals and groups can use to gain a sense of united nonviolent action and begin to design a strategy for concerted action along nonviolent lines leading to major, systemic change (some call it “The Great Turning.”). The message of the Roadmap is that “we all belong here” – everyone can find themselves and their passion within the roadmap, and realize that they are part of a bigger picture. Working together, we can create a powerful, nonviolent strategy for weaving our work together toward a safer and saner future.
In this participatory workshop, we will discuss nonviolence and related core concepts, the Roadmap model, and seek to find our places within it and how our work and passions are connected. It will include building community and connecting with others who are interested in practicing nonviolence in their daily lives and work. Together, we can be unstoppable! Workshop will be facilitated by Stephanie Steiner, Director of Education at the Metta Center for Nonviolence, Peace Studies professor at San Diego City College and Chapman University, and board member of the Peace Resource Center. We will start promptly at 10 – please arrive on time!
No on Measure B Forum
Saturday, October 22, 5pm
SDPL Mission Valley Branch Library
2123 Fenton Pkwy
Info & Updates
The San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action No on Measure B Forum will feature several speakers in a presentation expected to run until 7:00 that evening.
Measure B would enable the proposed 600-acre Lilac Hills Ranch development, slated for an area north of Deer Springs just east of I-15, and just south of West Lilac Road in Valley Center. It is nowhere near any transit centers, and essentially calls for 1,700 homes and commercial development to be dropped into a rural landscape.
This is a countywide ballot measure – all voters in the county are eligible to vote on it. We need San Diego County to follow the example of San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action, the San Diego County Democratic Party, Sierra Club San Diego and other conservation groups around the county and VOTE NO ON B.
National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality,
Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation.
Saturday, October 22, 6pm
City Heights Weingart Library and Annex
3795 Fairmount Ave
Info & Updates
Those killed by every branch of Law Enforcement in SAN DIEGO is up to 600,
October 22nd is a day that people around the nation have mobilized every year since 1996 for a National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. It is crucial that we bring forward a powerful National Day of Protest in cities and towns across the U.S. to challenge the ongoing violence against the people. This October 22nd, stand with thousands across the country to express our collective outrage, creativity, and resistance in response to the crimes of this system.
*******WEAR BLACK, FIGHT BACK!*******
5pm Set up and poster making
5:30pm, KYR’s and information distribution
6pm Opening Blessing (Grupo Danza Azteca Quetzalhuitzilin) , Rally at City Heights Performance Annex, Speakers and Performance Artists
Candlelight March then have an OLB Action on the I-15 Overpass
On This Day: 1912 – Theodore Roosevelt was shot while campaigning in Milwaukee, WI. Roosevelt’s wound in the chest was not serious and he continued with his planned speech. William Schrenk was captured at the scene of the shooting. 1936 – The first SSB (Social Security Board) office opened in Austin, TX. From this point, the Board’s local office took over the assigning of Social Security Numbers. 1964 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent resistance to racial prejudice in America. He was the youngest person to receive the award.
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