Occupy Forum in the Park: The History of Buddhist Activism

Occupy Forum in the Park: The History of Buddhist Activism

Monday, Nov 19th, 6 – 9 pm at Café Que Tal (location changed)

Occupy Forum in the Park continues Monday November 19th at 1005 Guerrero St.. We seek the fullest possible citizen participation in the ongoing creation of a better world. Information, education, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!

 Buddhist Activism:  The first 2,500 Years, From Tibet to Thailand and Myanmar to Occupy Oakland

What does Buddhism have to do with the Occupy Wall Street Movement? Buddhism’s rich history of activism spans over 2,500 years and across the globe.  It helped spark the Occupy Wall Street Movement.  Learn how.  From Tibet to Thailand to India to Occupy Oakland, the Buddhist tradition has helped instill inner and outer change.  Who are the untouchables in India?  How are the monk’s fighting deforestation in Thailand and the oppression of Tibet.  Learn about Engaged Buddhism during the Vietnam War and at Occupy Oakland.  Hear about the struggle for women’s equality during the era of the Buddha to today.  Our panel:  Prasadachita, David Nelson, and Ethan Davidson.  Let’s apply the successes of Buddhist Activism towards re-igniting the Occupy Wall Street Movement. 

 Monday from 6 to 9 pm, Occupy Forum in the Park goes inside  The last half hour will be reserved for Occupy Working Groups and Affinity Group Announcements. Location: 1005 Guerrero near 22nd, conveniently located blocks from 24th/Mission BART .  Food and drink available for purchase to support the local Café, Café Que Tal.  There will be seating & amplified sound. Donations to cover our costs are welcome.

Occupy Forum in the Park with Cecile Pineda

Occupy Forum in the Park with Cecile Pineda

Monday, Nov 5th, 6 – 9 pm at 2969 Mission Street

Occupy Forum in the Park continues Monday November 5th at 2969 Mission Street. We seek the fullest possible citizen participation in the ongoing creation of a better world. Information, education, discussion, snacks & community! Monday Night Forum in the Park!!

Topic: How the Nuclear Industry Gets Away With Irradiating and Annihilating Us All

           Radiation from the planetary catastrophe at Fukushima: Is it in our shoes, our clothes, our hair? Is it in our food, our water, our air? Will it make us sick? Kill us? How long will it take? Can we get out? Is anywhere safe? Why did our governments not consider any of this when nuclear reactors were brought on line? Why did no one figure out how to store nuclear waste, or how to dismantle a defective, corroding reactor? What about reactors in California, and all over the United States and the world that leak, produce radioactive waste, and poison us? And what are the ties between the military and nuclear power? How is it possible that free people in democratically elected societies find ourselves trapped and aghast at this, our plight? What happened? Is it too late? Cecile Pineda, author of Devil’s Tango: How to do the Fukushima Step by Step, will take us on a journey through this nightmare that is now upon us, and explain how this time the System we fight in Occupy may have already committed suicide and taken us along with it. Can we save ourselves? Join us at Forum in the Park to hear the truth, and find out how to act with courage to stop our government and the nuclear industry from this march of folly.

We the People must force our governments to stop colluding with insatiable energy giants devastating our environment, and protect ourselves by dismantling nuclear power plants. We demand the shift to sustainable energy! Another world is possible!!! All are invited to join in the discussion!

The last half hour will be reserved for Occupy Working Groups and Affinity Group Announcements. Location: Answer Coalition’s SF HQ, 2969 Mission Street 94110, conveniently located near the 24th/Mission BART and the J Streetcar line. There will be seating, amplified sound, and peacekeepers to keep things alcohol, interruption, & smoke-free. Donations to cover our costs are welcome; no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Contact: Ruthie (415) 515-1259