The polls are open and voting is in full swing, so time is running out for you to cast your vote for your favorite ‘best vegetarian/vegan restaurant’, best breakfast/brunch’, ‘best cupcakes’, and ‘best dessert’. Hurry, voting ends June 30th!
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Stop by Saturn Cafe to pick up your tickets for Berkeley Vegan Earth Day - an all-day extravaganza that will include films, workshops, panel discussions and an exciting array of speakers. Area businesses will be on-site with products to sample and buy, while non-profit groups will be there with a wealth of information about their eco/vegan organizations. More information at http://www.berkeleyveganearthday.com/.
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%!
We are thrilled to announce that Saturn will be dishing out our house-made vegan chilli at this year’s Beach Boardwalk Chili Cook-off in Santa Cruz.
Bring your appetite and join the fun as both professional and amateur chefs work their culinary magic and compete for the title of Best Chili!
The Cook-Off takes place at 1pm on Saturday, October 22, 2011.
Admission is free! Visitors may purchase tasting kits to sample the chili. Tasting Kit: $8 (Kit includes 5 taste tickets, spoon, cup, and People’s Choice voting ballot.) A portion of the proceeds benefit the Santa Cruz Teen Center.
Click here for more details.
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.
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!
August 21st and 22nd the Saturn Cafe will be at “the largest experiential college lifestyle festival in the nation”. Stop by the Saturn Cafe booth to learn more about our menu, meet members of our team & try some of the delicious vegan and vegetarian comfort food we’re famous for. Check out Caltopia’s site for details and more information about the festival. See you there!
The Saturn Cafe is proud to announce three Community Night fundraisers this Wednesday, June 22nd. Come in anytime with a flier and Saturn will donate 10% of the profits from your meal to further missions of these important non-profits:
In Berkeley we are holding a benefit for Animal Place, an animal sanctuary providing permanent sanctuary, education, legislation and appropriate placement of needy animals.
In Santa Cruz we are holding benefits for the Homeless Garden Project and Gemma. The homeless Garden Project is a community garden providing job training and transitional employment to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Gemma is a non-profit program that supports women of Santa Cruz County to build a strong, stable, safe, and structured reentry back into the community after incarceration. They assist women to become empowered, productive, and independent members of the community.
Click on the links below to download a flier and to learn more.
This Wednesday in Santa Cruz we are holding our Community Night fundraiser for Gemma. Bring in this flier and 10% of the profits will benefit the Gemma.
Gemma is a non-profit program that supports women of Santa Cruz County to build a strong, stable, safe, and structured reentry back into the community after incarceration. We assist women to become empowered, productive, and
independent members of the community.