Join us on Saturday April 28th at the Space Lounge at the Saturn Cafe for a party and fundraiser for the The United People of Color Caucus (TUPOCC) of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG). The event will feature musicians, performers, and artists on the theme of May Day, decolonization, racial justice, immigrants’ rights, and worker justice. Check out the flyer for more details, doors open at 7:00p
Archive for the ‘Activism’ Category
The Saturn Cafe Berkeley will be closed Wednesday, November 2nd in solidarity with the Oakland General Strike and Mass Day of Action and against the banking industry and last week’s police brutality against the Occupy Oakland encampment.
Join us on November 2nd, in solidarity with Occupy Movements across the globe!
WE ARE THE 99%!
Monsanto’s genetically engineered sweet corn may be set to hit the market this fall. Genetically engineered sweet corn, the first Monsanto crop designed to be consumed by people, is genetically engineered to produce pesticides and resist herbicides.
Bill Freese, a science policy analyst at Center for Food Safety told Fast Company “There’s a concern with these GE crops that we eat with minimal processing [like sweet corn]…we’re exposed to a lot more of whatever is in it versus a processed corn product,” A study earlier this year found that pregnant women and their fetuses were contaminated with pesticides associated with GE food. Last year, researchers in France found that GE crops had numerous adverse health effects.
Help make sure GE Sweet Corn is not sold by signing Food & Water Watch’s petition to grocery stores. they’ll be delivering this petition to the top ten grocery store chains in the country in an attempt to stop GE Sweet Corn from reaching consumers.
Click here to sign the petition and read more.
UPDATE: 10/11/2011 – EQ-CA reports that today anti-equality advocates have failed to collect the required number of signatures to place a referendum for the November 2012 ballot to overturn the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act. Click Here to read more about today’s victory.
Originally posted on July 26, 2011:
The Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act amends the Education Code to prohibit discriminatory education and ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are fairly and accurately included in instructional materials.
Studies have shown that inclusion of LGBT people in instructional materials is linked to greater student safety and lower rates of bullying. In schools where the contributions of the LGBT community are included in educational instruction, bullying declined by over half and LGBT students were more likely to feel they have an opportunity to make positive contributions at school.
The FAIR Education Act is under attack from anti-LGBT groups that are trying to repeal it through a referendum. They will be gathering signatures all across California over the next three months. They want to keep our struggle for equality buried and hidden. They are scared that if we raise a generation of young people that know about our struggle, they will forever lose the ability to demonize our community.
You can help stop them!
Touch base with your friends, family and co-workers to make sure Californians hear the truth about the FAIR Education Act, and what it does and what it does NOT do.
Wednesday October 26th 2011 the Saturn Cafe Santa Cruz is holding a Community Night fundraiser for the Santa Cruz AIDS Project. Bring in this flier and 10% of the profits from your meal will go to support SCAP. Click Here for a full size printer-friendly version of the flier.
The Santa Cruz AIDS Project was founded in 1985 by a group of dedicated volunteers with the mission to lead a community response to the ever-changing HIV/AIDS pandemic, to enhance the quality of life through powerful support programs, to advocate effectively for the health and dignity of those living with HIV, and to reduce the spreads of HIV through results-oriented and measured education and prevention programs that are tailored to specific at-risk community groups and focused on the health of Santa Cruz County.
For more information visit scap.org
This Thursday, September 29 at 6:00pm at the Space Lounge in Berkeley – Join the Saturn Cafe & TUPOCC (The United People of Color Caucus of the National Lawyers Guild) to raise funds for the defense of the Angola 3, political prisoners locked up in Louisiana’s horrific Angola Prison.
Last week, we witnessed a grave miscarriage of justice with the execution of Troy Davis in Georgia.
This week, the hunger strikes are set to resume at Pelican Bay where those in solitary confinement are demanding CDCR meet their 5 core demands.
Richard Brown of the SF8 will speak briefly after the film about political repression and recent legal victories in their case, followed by Jerry Elster of All of Us or None making connections to the struggles of those currently and formerly incarcerated nationwide.
Fundraiser! $5-10 donation at door (no one turned away for lack of funds)
For more information check out “In the Land of the Free” Screening and Fundraiser for Angola 3! on Facebook.
“In the Land of the Free” Screening and Fundraiser for Angola 3!
Wednesday September 28th 2011 the Saturn Cafe Berkeley is holding a Community Night fundraiser for the Health and Human Resource Education Center. Bring in this flier and 10% of the profits from your meal will go to support HHREC. Click Here for a full size printer-friendly version of the flier.
the Health and Human Resource Education Center (HHREC) is committed to improving the health and quality of life of Bay Area residents by reducing the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use and eliminating racism and violence of all kinds. HHREC utilizes multiple strategies including creativity, community-based process and environmental prevention.
For more information visit hhrec.org/Site/HHREC.htm
Come into the Saturn Cafe Berkeley with this flier anytime on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 and Saturn will donate 10% of the profits of your meal to help Planned Parenthood Mar Monte. Join us for dinner and a discussion at 6:00 p.m. to learn more about our local health services, education programs, and advocacy efforts. Click Here for a full size printer-friendly version of the flier.
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte improves the lives of more than 250,000 women, men and children every year in 29 counties throughout mid-California and 13 counties in Northern Nevada.
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte provides a range of reproductive and general health services including birth control, pregnancy testing and options counseling, STD testing and treatment, HIV testing, breast and cervical cancer screening, abortion, sterilization, prenatal care, pediatrics and adult primary health care.
Contact Planned Parenthood Mar Monte at email@example.com
Tell Secretary Sebelius and DEH Commissioner Edward Ehlinger: Stop funding Bachmann’s anti-gay clinic.Thursday, July 21st, 2011
Conversion therapy, otherwise known as “reparative therapy” or “the ex-gay movement” has been denounced by the scientific and medical communities as ineffective, and potentially dangerous. This fact hasn’t stopped Marcus and Michelle Bachmann from using this hateful practice at their clinic – a clinic which was recently discovered to have received over $137,000 in federal Medicaid funds, in addition to $24,000 in other state and federal funds.
It’s bad enough that Bachmann and Associates, after denying for years they practiced ex-gay therapy, clearly encourages patients to pray the gay away. Our taxpayer dollars shouldn’t be funding it.
Click Here to visit Credo Action and sign their petition that already has over 47,000 signatures, just 3,000 short of Credo’s 50,000 goal.
Please join us Sunday, July 31st in the Space Lounge at the Saturn Cafe for a presentation and discussion on activism with Nick Cooney. Nick will be discussing what scientific psychology research can teach activists for animals, the earth, and any social movement about how to effectively persuade the public to adopt compassionate behaviors. Vegan Appetizers and cupcakes will be served. Learn more about Change of Heart and Nick Cooney by clicking here.