Sat May 6, 2017: “The Milk Myth” & “SEVEN”

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Hi everyone,

Last week was amazing! Thank you so much to all who came out for any or all of the events, Socially Accepted Practices & Traumatic Impact on Adolescents’ Development, The 11th Annual Golden West College Peace Conference, and Crises in the Ocean: How Compassionate Action Benefits Us All (w/ People’s Climate March). Additional gratitude to the incredible speakers, volunteers and organizations that helped to make all three events possible, highly successful and well-attended.

So, what’s next?

This coming Saturday, May 6, 10:00am – 12:00pm, come join Plant Powered OC at the Whole Foods in Brea for The Milk Myth & Non-Dairy Food Sampling! In honor of May as the month of Mother’s, we will be re-thinking our relationship with milk. Plant-Based Nutrition Advisor, Gina Bonanno-Lemos, will help us understand the research that begs to differ with the dairy industry slogans, such as “Milk Does a Body Good” and the myth of ‘happy cows’. Along with some serous learning, this event is going to be super-fun! We will be sampling plant-based milks, cheeses and ice cream. For those who want to learn more about how to transition to eating more plants, here is your opportunity to taste before you buy, and learn about the differing health benefits all at the same time. Admission is free. Space is limited. Register here.

Also on Saturday, May 6, 7:00pm, SEVEN – A Documentary Play, is being hosted by Neighborhood Congregational Church Outreach in Laguna Beach. Seven is a groundbreaking work of documentary theater that captures the remarkable lives of a diverse and courageous group of global women leaders. We are grateful to the organizers at NCC; they have graciously offered to donate 50% of the proceeds to Living Ubuntu. Come out and support, if you can.

“Riveting, explosive, and inspiring drama…starkly emotive…reaffirm[s] the belief that one person could indeed make a difference.”
— Huffington Post

(Read more about SEVEN)

And, for those of you who recently heard Gene Baur speak and are now interested in visiting Farm Sanctuary, we will be headed out there on Sunday May 21st. Space is limited. If you are interested, email: info@livingubuntu.org.

See you Saturday?

In the spirit of Ubuntu,
Barbara English, LMFT, CBT, TRE® Certification Trainer
Co-founder and Executive Director, Living Ubuntu
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Three incredible events this week! April 27, 28 & 29 (2017)

Hi everyone,

We have an amazing week — three events right in a row — starting tomorrow, in Fullerton, then Huntington Beach, then Irvine. All details and links for even more details (and registration) are below. (For ease of reference, all events can be viewed in one place by visiting: livingubuntu.org/events.) I hope you will join us!
 
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“We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.”
– Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) English statesman and prime minister

Featuring Special Guest “Conscience of the food movement” Farm Sanctuary’s Gene Baur
CSUF Faculty, Dr. Nicole Jafari
Bruno Barba, Dulce Barba, and Audrey Waight, members of the local Fullerton community, part of the upcoming documentary, “So Give Me An F”

Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
FREE ADMISSION | Register here
California State University Fullerton — Pollack Library, Room: PLN 130
800 N. State College Blvd, Fullerton, California 92831

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“A Sustainable Peace: Equity, Equality, and Environmental Interdependence in the 21st Century”

…examining the relationship between equity and our deeper values…
toward a society that is sustainable, interdependent, and equitable for all…

Friday, April 28, 2017, 8:30am – 5:00pm

 $25* for General Public ($40* at the door)

Free* admission for Coast Community College District Students ($20* at the door)
breakfast and lunch included |
a vegan and zero waste event
Speakers, Event Details, and Registration


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* CLIMATE CHANGE * OVERCONSUMPTION * PLASTIC * OVERFISHING * FACTORY FARMING *

Crises in the Ocean: How Compassionate Action Benefits Us All
Featuring Gene Baur, Jonathan Balcombe and Kate Mackey

Cooking demo by Joni Marie Newman
Booking signing with Gene Baur and Jonathan Balcombe
Compost demo by John Craig
People’s Climate March – Orange County (details)

FREE ADMISSION INCLUDES LUNCH – (registration required)
Event Details and Registration

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In the spirit of Ubuntu,
Barbara English, LMFT, CBT, TRE® Certification Trainer
Co-founder and Executive Director, Living Ubuntu

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“…and they just have no idea” | Speciesism April 20, 2017, plus three more April events

maxresdefault“Intelligent people who are making a good living, who are politically aware…  and they just have no idea.”  – Speciesism

Hi everyone,

If you haven’t yet seen this must-see, deeply philosophical, thought-provoker, here’s your chance. A Screening of Speciesism with filmmaker Mark Devries will be hosted by the Golden West College Peace Studies Program, Thursday, April 20, 6:30pm – 9:30pm. RSVP.

This screening is the pre-conference kick-off event, in advance of the Friday, April 28, 8:30am – 5:00pm 11th Annual Golden West College Peace Conference: “A Sustainable Peace: Equity, Equality, and Environmental Interdependence in the 21st Century”. This year’s intersectional theme is well represented in the broad variety of speakers, a line-up that won’t disappoint. The $25 pre-registration includes vegan breakfast and lunch, plus the full day conference. As in past year, the event is zero waste. PRE-REGISTER.

The day before the GWC conference, we will be out at Cal State Fullerton for the Thursday, April 27, 6:30p – 8:30pm Socially Accepted Practices and Traumatic Impact on Adolescents’ Development.We will have a very interesting conversation that night with special guest Gene Baur, plus Dr. Nicole Jafari, and Fullerton residents, Bruno Barba, Dulce Barba and Audrey Waight, (all featured in our yet to be released documentary, ‘So Give Me An F’). Admission is free. RSVP.

The day after the GWC conference we will be in Irvine for the Saturday, April 29, 9:00am – 4:00pm Crises in the Ocean: How Compassionate Action Benefits Us All, Featuring Gene Baur, Jonathan Balcombe and Kate Mackey, plus a vegan cooking demo by Joni Marie Newman and compost demo by John Craig. This free event includes lunch, so after you see how Joni made the yummy tacos, you will get to eat them. And Gene and Jonathan will be signing books that day. After the morning and mid-day program, People’s Climate March – Orange County will commence at 2p. RSVP.

Four April events on critically important topics being presented in very interesting ways — hope to see you often between now and the end of the month.

In the spirit of Ubuntu,
Barbara English, LMFT, CBT, TRE® Certification Trainer
Co-founder and Executive Director, Living Ubuntu

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Today’s candy cigarette? | April 27, 2017, Socially Accepted Practices at CSUF

kon_smoking_001“No society can understand itself without looking at its shadow side.”
― Gabor Maté, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction

Hi everyone,

I am in my mid-fifties, yet I still recall vividly the pleasure I felt as a five-year-old with a pack of candy cigarettes. What was completely normal at the time would now be seen by many as an insidious attempt by a destructive industry to reach the most vulnerable, indoctrinating them to become future smokers.

Similar to “Big Tobacco” tactics, we know now not to trust the fossil fuel industry to tell us the truth about climate change research conducted decades ago – yet — why have we not exercised the same scrutiny toward the meat, dairy and egg industries? Furthermore, do we trust corporate entities like Monsanto, DuPont, Ford Motor and others to support the common good when they exercise their influence on school curricula? How have we managed to not notice the many schools where animals are raised for profit and slaughter? Is this the best way to support healthy child and adolescent development? Or, today’s candy cigarette?

Please join us on April 27, 6:30pm – 8:30pm for Socially Accepted Practices & Traumatic Impact on Adolescents’ Development (with special guest Gene Baur) at Cal State University Fullerton. Admission is free. Space is limited. Please use above link to register.

BTW: if you missed out on being with us this past Wednesday evening at Soka PAC, you are in luck!
Watch it here:
Critical Conversations with Moby: Vegan Meat-Up on Livestream.
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Tonight (April 12, 2017): Moby, Gene, Allison, Jaime, The Last Pig — tickets still available

piggy-e1442318897558_HADWqL4Hi everyone,

Just a very gentle, subtle, soft-spoken, friendly reminder that… It’s tonight! It’s finally here! And I am actually super excited about that.

Many of you already have tickets and I am eager to see you there. Some thought the event was sold out when they encountered a temporary web site glitch. For anyone that had difficulty getting tickets, the web site has now been fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience and tickets are still available. Additionally, the box office will be open at 6:00pm for in person purchase.


Soka Performing Arts Center Critical Conversations
Vegan Meat-up, A Safe Space for the Curious Carnivore

Wednesday, April 12, 7:00pm – 9:45pm
Music by Moby

Conversation with Moby, Gene Baur, and Allison Argo, moderated by Jaime Nack

Pre-premiere screening of “The Last Pig”

Buy tickets here.

See you tonight!

In the spirit of Ubuntu,
Barbara English, LMFT, CBT, TRE® Certification Trainer

Co-founder and Executive Director, Living Ubuntu

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:::UPCOMING EVENTS:::

Vegan Meat-Up: A Safe Space for the Curious Carnivore
With Moby, Gene Baur, Allison Argo, Jamie Nack & “The Last Pig”
(Soka PAC)
Wednesday, April 12, 7:00pm – 9:45pm

Aliso Viejo

A Screening of Speciesism
With Filmmaker, Mark Devries — a Pre-Conference Event
(GWC)
Thursday, April 20, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Huntington Beach

Socially Accepted Practices and Traumatic Impact on Adolescents’ Development
With Special Guest, Gene Baur, Co-founder, Farm Sanctuary
Thursday, April 27, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Fullerton


11th Annual Golden West College Peace Conference:
“A Sustainable Peace: Equity, Equality, and Environmental Interdependence in the 21st Century”
Friday, April 28, 8:30am – 5:00pm
Huntington Beach

Crises in the Ocean: How Compassionate Action Benefits Us All
  & People’s Climate March – Orange County

Saturday, April 29, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Irvine

 

These systems are failing | April 12, 2017 – Moby, Gene Baur, Allison Argo, The Last Pig

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Moby: Are You Lost in the World Like Me?

Hi everyone,

Devoted followers of Moby might have noticed that he stopped touring and has committed much of his time to Animal Rights. Additionally, he has been quite outspoken on the environment and our current political situation. One of his recent music videos was nominated for a Webby Award. Beyond the animation, his message names something many of us recognize: “These systems are failing.” How many of us are struggling to come to terms with a deep sense of alienation amidst countless profound uncertainties, challenges, atrocities, injustices and insecurities in this world? Through his music, Moby asks us, “Are You Lost in the World Like Me?

Next Wednesday, April 12, Moby will be making a very rare appearance in Orange County, joined by Gene Baur of Farm Sanctuary, and filmmaker, Allison Argo — plus a screening of her latest documentary, The Last Pig. This is going to be a truly amazing event!

Please join us for Critical Conversations at Soka – Vegan Meat-Up with Moby, A Safe Space for the Curious Carnivore — buy tickets here.

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…we all own flashlights | Upcoming Events

5757686065_7c1b9c666a_zWe cannot turn the light switch on for anyone. But we all own flashlights. With any luck, on any given day, we know where to aim them for each other. We do not rescue anyone at the margins. But go figure, if we stand at the margins, we are all rescued. No mistake about it.
Father Greg Boyle: I thought I could “save” gang members. I was wrong.

Hi everyone,

In addition to my great appreciation for Father Greg Boyle of Homeboy Industries and the sentiments he expressed in the above article, it reminded me of a poem by Mary Oliver called, The Journey. We save the only life we can, yet in so doing, sometimes we save one another.

We feel stronger, more secure and have more enjoyment when we feel well-connected with others. When we feel part of a group that we feel safe being in, then we allow our vulnerability to surface, and only then can we genuinely love one another. By contrast, when we feel threatened, our defenses go up. We begin to also fear our own vulnerability, sometimes projecting onto it that it is in and of itself the enemy. Vulnerability is not the enemy. It is where life lives. Our greatest strength is when the many come together as one in shared vulnerability.

“…we all own flashlights. With any luck, on any given day, we know where to aim them for each other.”

April brings together Earth Month, Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month, Animal Cruelty Prevention Month and much more. We offer a very full calendar of Upcoming Events with many opportunities to join us. This week includes the OC for Climate Action planning meeting, a super-fun Spring Garden Veggie Workshop, and a TRE Group Shake, followed by next week’s truly amazing April 12 Critical Conversations at Soka Performing Arts Center Vegan Meat-Up: A Safe Space for the Curious Carnivore (scroll down for more info).

Hope to see you soon.

In the spirit of Ubuntu,

Barbara English, LMFT, CBT, TRE® Certification Trainer
Co-founder and Executive Director, Living Ubuntu
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[Ubuntu] n. We belong to the greater whole.

:::UPCOMING EVENTS:::

Orange County for Climate Action (OCCA) Meeting
Tuesday, April 4, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Newport Beach

Spring Veggie Garden Workshop! (Plant Powered OC)
Wednesday, April 5, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Costa Mesa

Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) – Group Shake
Thursday, April 6, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Newport Beach

Vegan Meat-Up: A Safe Space for the Curious Carnivore
With Moby, Gene Baur, Allison Argo (Soka PAC)
Wednesday, April 12, 7:00pm – 9:45pm
Aliso Viejo

A Screening of Speciesism
With Filmmaker, Mark Devries — a Pre-Conference Event (GWC)
Thursday, April 20, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Huntington Beach

Socially Accepted Practices and Traumatic Impact on Adolescents’ Development
With Special Guest, Gene Baur, Co-founder, Farm Sanctuary
Thursday, April 27, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Fullerton

11th Annual Golden West College Peace Conference:
“A Sustainable Peace: Equity, Equality, and Environmental Interdependence in the 21st Century”
Friday, April 28, 8:30am – 5:00pm
Huntington Beach

Crises in the Ocean: How Compassionate Action Benefits Us All  & People’s Climate March – Orange County
Saturday, April 29, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Irvine