“…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 in April (Workshop by Vincentia, Screening of Rebuilding Hope)

Hi everyone,

For starters, all I can say is “wow!” and not in a good way. I heard the news report today that due to the recent healthcare vote at least 10 members of Congress are requesting additional security after receiving threats of harm directed at them and members of their families. On the one hand, unfortunately, news like this is not really shocking any more. On the other hand, it begs the question: how did we get here?

The recent healthcare debate is an obvious example of people on both sides of the issue with very strong opinions. With the passage of this legislation, some are pleased by this historic occurrence, while others are adamant that this will destroy the country. Yet others feel it did not go far enough…

Why do so many move so quickly to outrage when faced with devastating disappointment? Are they feeling heartbroken and sobbing out their sorrow? Or are they avoiding their fear of feeling powerless by getting lost in an angry defense? How did we lose our way in knowing what to do with life’s disappointments?

This is why it feels very timely to present a workshop on Heartbreak and Disappointment. We are glad to have Vincentia Schroeter present on such difficult topics, especially in these challenging times. All information is on the website. There is limited space and early registration ($40) ends on Friday, April 16th.

I hope you will join us.

Barbara English
Living Ubuntu
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PS: On Saturday, April 10th, we are hosting a panel discussion with our friends from the Sudanese community in San Diego and screening “Rebuilding Hope”. All details are below and on the website.

Facing Disappointment

Heartbreak in your life, your community, your world

Vincentia Schroeter, PhD

Facing Disappointment, workshop by Vincentia Schroeter

presented by


Southern California Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis

Saturday, April 24 2010
9:00a – 12:00p

4010 Barranca Parkway, Ste. 253
Irvine, CA 92604

What does it mean when it keeps hurting? Why do some people move on more easily than others? How can we deal better with the endless chaos in the world?

Join us for a workshop on healing from loss, grief and heartbreak.

Advance registration is required for this event. Please visit http://livingubuntu.org/events for more information.

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Rebuilding Hope

Rebuilding Hope

presented by

Orange County for Darfur
IUCC Advocates for Peace & Justice
Amnesty International, Irvine chapter

Saturday, April 10 2010

Irvine United Congregational Church
4915 Alton Parkway
Irvine, California 92604


Three Lost Boys return home to Sudan after fleeing brutal civil war as small children. Theirs is a journey of discovery. What happened to their families? What does the future hold for Sudan? How can they help their people recover from decades of war?

Please visit http://livingubuntu.org/events for more information. RSVPs immensely appreciated.

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