Past Events: 2015

Calendar of Past Events – 2016


DATE:  Sunday Jan 17th, 2016  7:30pm

TOPIC: The 9/11 Truth Movement – 15 Years of Progress


The Mercy House
455 Manuel T. Freitas Pkwy
San Rafael
Questioning the endless war on terror?  How can we stop it if we don’t know how it started? This presentation will include a number of short video clips from various 9/11 truth films, and an update about where the 9/11 truth movement is now, in the run-up to the 15th anniversary of the “false flag” event that changed the course of history.  There will be emphasis on why the truth of 9/11 is essential to both ending the fraudulent “war on terror” and to restoring our lost civil liberties.  Particular mention will be made about the outstanding work of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. The opening presentation will allow plenty of time for questions and discussion.  Those new to the work of the 9/11 truth movement are particularly welcome!

Pioneering 9/11 truth activist and video producer Ken Jenkins began his study of 9/11 a week after the event, and started giving presentations in 2002.  Ken has produced dozens of 9/11 truth DVDs – including nine with leading 9/11 truth author David Ray Griffin, and four with Richard Gage, founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth.  Ken is a co-founder of The Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance, and recently has produced four of their annual 9/11 Truth Film Festivals in Oakland, CA.

Chai and Cookies provided

Please Park in St. Isabella Church’s Adjacent Lot
$5-$15 Sliding Scale
No one turned away


Calendar of Past Events – 2015

We believe that education is the first and most important step to effective activism. SJCM may not investigate nor endorse the agendas of all organizations sponsoring these events. We only hope they were well received in a spirit of open tolerance.


DATE: SUNDAY, SEPT. 20, 2015  

sjworldwordsThe Social Justice Center of Marin

The 20th Annual Awards

Dinner & Meeting


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LOCATION: Mercy House, 455 Manuel T. Freitas Pkwy, San Rafael


• Lawrence Bragman: Board of Directors of Marin Municipal Water District, Division lll
• Justine Daniel: Treasurer of Social Justice Center of Marin
• Jay Von Muhammad: Executive Director of Marin City Health and Wellness Cent

Keynote guest speaker: Frank Lindh, will be speaking about his son, John Walker Lindh, who was a victim of a controversial dragnet arrest in Afghanistan,
and still remains in prison.

6:00 Socializing
6:30 Dinner
7:15 Meeting: Task Force Highlights and Board Nominations
7:45 Awards

Please RSVP to Justine, at 415-883-8188 by Sept. 14, 2015.
Tickets $35-$50. Call for special adjusted donations.




Friday, July 24th, 2015, 7:00PM

Resistencia: The Fight for the Aguan Valley

The Task Force on the Americas is screening Jesse Freeston’s film Resistencia: The Fight for the Aguan Valley. It is the story of the 2009 Honduran Coup and follows 2000 farming families who take over plantations of the most powerful man in the country, with no plans of giving them back.

On the morning of June 28, 2009, democratically-elected President Manual Zelaya was forcefully expelled from the country during a US-supported military coup. Resistencia: The Fight for the Aguan Valley follows three key members of the farmers’ resistance as they build their new communities on occupied land and agitate for a more democratic state while trying to survive the regime’s violent response.

Redwoods Presbyterian Church
110 Magnolia Avenue (at Alexander)
Larkspur, CA 94939

This event is sponsored by the Task Force on the Americas. A $5-10 donation is requested; no one will be turned away for lack of funds. This event is wheelchair accessible, for more information call (415) 924-3227. Thank you!

Friday, July 24th, 2015, 7:00 – 9:00PM

Stopping Glyphosate Use on Marin Public Lands,
Presentations by Dr. Don Huber and Dr. Evaggelos Vallianatos

The spraying of Glyphosate on public lands became an issue of public interest when Marin County gave permission to a group of school children to visit Ring Mountain the day they planned to spray the area with Glyphosate, a pesticide recently reclassified by the World Health Organization as as a probable carcinogen.

Lori Grace will host a panel of distinguished scientists and researchers as they give presentations regarding the use of this pesticide on public lands in our community.



Saturday, February 14th, 11:00AM – 12:00 Noon

Dare To Divest!

Do you have the courage to break up with oil/gas/coal and meet some renewables?

“Stranded Assets – Stranded Ethics”
Jody Timms, Chair, Divest Invest Committee and
“Green Investing: More Than Being Socially Responsible”
J. Patrick Costello, CFP, CLU

Saturday, February 14th, 11:00AM – 12:00 Noon
Tamalpais Room, San Rafael Corporate Center
750 Lindaro St, San Rafael, CA 94901
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Please download and distribute copies of the Event Flyer. Join 350Marin in loving Mother Earth on Global Divestment Day!

Saturday, February 7th, 2015, 10:15AM – 4:00PM

March For Real Climate Leadership

The largest rally against fracking in California history is coming soon — and we need you there! The March For Real Climate Leadership is a game-changing moment for the climate movement in California. No social movement in our country’s history has succeeded without massive numbers of people flooding the streets to demand large-scale change.

This is the time to follow up on New York’s ban on fracking! This is the time to show that we are stronger than ever here in California and say that we know the health and safety of California’s communities are more important than oil company profits and we expect Governor Jerry Brown to act like it!!!

We are marching in Jerry Brown’s hometown to pressure him to ban fracking, stand up to Big Oil and move beyond fossil fuels to 100% renewable energy. The March will be a colorful, peaceful, family–friendly event. Everyone is encouraged to wear blue to symbolize our precious air and water.

Saturday, January 17th
Frank Ogawa Plaza
14th and Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
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Please join us! For more information, or to print and distribute leaflets, please see the event flyer.

350Marin is pleased to announce that they have arranged for a bus to take people from Greenbrae, CA directly to the rally site and back. Our bus will take you to and from the March to lower our carbon footprint, eliminate the stress and expense of parking in downtown Oakland and let us go in community.

Saturday, January 17th, 10:15AM
Greenbrae Park n Ride
Drakes Landing Rd at Del Monte
Greenbrae, CA 94904
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Tickets are $18, which includes driver tip and all fees. Folks are coming from all over the state and we’re prepared to line up more buses!!! Let’s have a great showing from Marin!!!

Please reserve a ticket online. For more information, contact Barbara Bogard at (415) 388 2018.

Thursday, February 5th, 2015, 7:30PM

New US Policy Toward Cuba; Sanctions for Venezuela,
A Discussion led by Gloria La Riva

For the first time in more than fifty years the USA and Cuba will be re-establishing diplomatic relations. However, with President Obama’s support, The US Congress is preparing to impose sanctions on Venezuela.

Gloria La Riva, coordinator of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, will discuss these issues with us. Gloria has traveled frequently to Cuba and has written extensively on the revolution. She was also in Venezuela recently.

Thursday, February 7th, 2015, 7:30PM
Redwoods Presbyterian Church
110 Magnolia Avenue (at Alexander)
Larkspur, CA 94939
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This event is sponsored by the Task Force on the Americas. A $5-10 donation is requested; no one will be turned away for lack of funds. This event is wheelchair accessible, for more information call (415) 924-3227. Please print and distribute copies of this event flyer, thank you!

Saturday, January 17th, 2015 – 5:00PM

The 15th Annual Novato March with a Purpose

Peace Novato humbly asks that you join us on the 15th Annual Novato March with a Purpose honoring and celebrating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. starting at the Novato City Hall Council Chambers.

Saturday, January 17th – 5:00PM
Novato City Hall Council Chambers
901 Sherman Avenue (at Delong)
Novato, California 94945
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Please join us Saturday as we march to show the world that Marin cares; that we believe the dream is still alive! Bring a sign or borrow one of ours. Be seen and be heard – your voice matters! Please see the event flyer for more details.

Tuesday, January 13th, 7:00PM – 8:00PM

Emergency Vigil Against the Keystone XL Pipeline!!!

On Jan 9, the Nebraska Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s decision and permitted the Keystone XL Pipeline to go through Nebraska. While the court ruled 4-3 against the pipeline, the vote fell short of the supermajority needed to invalidate the Nebraska route. This means it’s likely that the State Department review process of the Keystone XL Pipeline is alive again. Now is the time to send a message to President Obama to reject Keystone XL once and for all.

Tuesday, January 13th, 7:00PM – 8:00PM
4th Street Plaza
(Next to Arizmendi Bakery)
San Rafael, CA 94901
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Bring your own signs, or we will have some for you there. Let’s show Marin cares!

Friday, January 9th, 7:30PM – 9:30PM

Green Chautauqua Presents:
The Next Economy: Toward a Sustainable Global Future, a Talk by Garvin Jabush

Garvin Jabush is cofounder and chief investment officer of Green Alpha ® Advisors, LLC and co-manager of the Sierra Club Green Alpha Portfolio. He also authors the Sierra Club’s green economics blog, “Green Alpha’s Next Economy”. Garvin will share insights on green investing, and focus on the practicality and consequences of divestment from fossil fuels — both for individuals and organizations.

Friday, January 9th, 7:30PM – 9:30PM
First Presbyterian Church
72 Kensington Road
San Rafael, CA 94960
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A suggested donation of $10 is payable at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. This is an accessible venue. Refreshments provided by

For more information, please see the Event Flyer.

This event is made possible thanks to the support of First Presbyterian Church in collaboration with: 350 East Bay, 350 Marin, Citizens Climate Lobby, Green Sangha, Marin Water Coalition, The Sierra Club, Sustainable Fairfax, Sustainable San Rafael and Watershed Alliance of Marin

About Green Chautauqua

A speaker series dedicated to bringing the latest research on climate change to the Marin community. We believe that through awareness and understanding we will be better equipped to respond to one of the most urgent problems of the modern era. Please visit