June 2017 events: Climate Advocacy Training and Plant-Based ‘Meat’ Sampling

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Hi everyone,

Many of you participated in the April 29 People’s Climate March – Orange County. Do you want to get more involved locally on these issues?

Sunday, June 11, 6:30p – 8:30p, Orange County for Climate Action is offering a free advocacy training on Climate Action Plans and Community Choice Energy. This event provides a rare and excellent opportunity to learn directly from Nicole Capretz of Climate Action Campaign, who led the way to groundbreaking climate progress in the city of San Diego. It is intended offer education on local climate issues, additionally, it is meant to help build confidence for those who might be struggling with feeling insecure or inadequate when faced with the thought of speaking up on these issues in public, e.g. at city council meetings. This training will be declared a “no embarrassment zone” for questions and concerns. Many need to feel part of a supportive social network with like-minded others to find their courage and their voice. There are many local opportunities. If this avenue of engagement interests you, please come find out more. To attend, please register here (free): Climate Action Plan & Community Choice Energy – Advocacy Training w Nicole Capretz.

Also, our next Plant Powered OC workshop will be Saturday, June 3, 9:30a – 11:30a at the Whole Foods in Brea. We had a great time in May tackling the “Milk Myth”. This time, the “Meat Myth”. The delightful, well-informed, plant-based advisor, Gina Bonanno-Lemos, will educate us on the health benefits of plant-based eating, and then the real fun happens: sampling of a variety plant-based meat alternatives. Come find your favorite yummy things! Admission is free. Register here for: The Meat Myth & Plant-Based Meat Sampling.

One more thing. This coming Sunday, May 21, we are headed out to Farm Sanctuary in Acton to participate in a vegan picnic on the grounds followed by a private tour that includes visiting with the animals. We are almost at capacity, but have room for one more person to join us. Seriously, only one more space is open. We have a carpool in both north and south Orange County and either has room for one more person. The tour is $10. If you want to come, email: info@livingubuntu.org.

In the spirit of Ubuntu,

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

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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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The greatest obstacle… | Peaceable Kingdom Aug 21

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance –
it is the illusion of knowledge.
– Daniel J. Boorstin

Hi everyone,

How often do we see the world based on how we have been conditioned to see it, yet, when something unexpected happens, or we encounter new information, suddenly we see it differently? Sometimes we think we know enough about a topic, resisting opportunities to learn more as if irrelevant or a waste of time. Yet, how often is this the very thing that keeps us stuck in the status quo that many of us complain about?

There are countless aspects of how we see animals, raise food, and decide what to eat, that have deeply entrenched belief systems in need of a significant amount of re-examination and change.

Please join us for a film about awakening and transformation. Sunday, August 21, 7:00pm, A Screening of Peaceable Kingdom (RSVP & trailer) will take place in Irvine.

Let’s change the status quo – toward increased consciousness, compassion, sustainability and health.

Watch for the next email on another exciting opportunity: Bringing Clean Energy to Orange County! Continue reading

Living Vegan & Forks Over Knives this Sunday, January 31 in Irvine

Living Vegan is a project of Living Ubuntu supporting, educating and advocating compassion and health for people, animals and the planet.

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Hi everyone,

Living Ubuntu has launched a new project, entitled, Living Vegan. We have our very first public event coming up this weekend. I hope you will join us for this free screening of the exceptionally well-done documentary, Forks Over Knives, Sunday, January 31 in Irvine. Plenty of yummy, tasty, healthy, vegan snacks will be on hand also, so make sure you get there at 6:30p to allow plenty of time to get your plate full before we show the film.

I want to share with you some of my own personal story as it relates to veganism, and why Living Ubuntu has launched this new project, Living Vegan. Continue reading

A Screening of Forks Over Knives – Sunday, January 31, Irvine (Living Vegan)

Come join us for Living Vegan’s very first public event!

A Screening of

Forks Over Knives

Sunday, January 31, 2016

6:30p Vegan refreshments
6:45p Screening
8:15p Discussion

FREE!

Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room*
15500 Sand Canyon Ave, Irvine, CA 92618

RSVP: info@livingubuntu.org

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ABOUT FORKS OVER KNIVES:

What has happened to us? Despite the most advanced medical technology in the world, we are sicker than ever by nearly every measure.

Could it be there’s a single solution to all of these problems? A solution so comprehensive but so utterly straightforward, that it’s mind-boggling that more of us haven’t taken it seriously?

The film examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the so-called “diseases of affluence” that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.

Watch the trailer here: http://www.forksoverknives.com/the-film/

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Living Vegan is a project of Living Ubuntu supporting, educating and advocating compassion and health for people, animals and the planet.

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*”The Irvine Ranch Water District neither supports nor endorses the cause or activities of organizations which use the District’s facilities. The facilities are made available as a public service.”