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Plant Based Food Friends of Monterey Bay

Monterey, CA

Plant Based Food Friends of Monterey Bay

Join Us! - Anyone who wants to enjoy - delicious - colorful plant based food! - Our Meetup postings will be about delicious meal ideas and recipes. Our food meetups will be: eating at favorite restaurants that offer delicious plant based food - salad lunches - food tastings - theme dinners - potlucks and picnics. Our fun events will be hiking, other activities, movies or community events - with eating delicious plant based food - before or after - the event.

The photo for our *Plant Based Food Friends* group - represents - our goal of meetup members being a group of fun *friends* who are happy, healthy, naturally younger looking (colorful plant based food benefits) and enjoy eating together - delicious - plant based food! 

Please Meetup message me if you have any questions

Kay Star - Meetup Organizer - Plant Based Food Friends of Monterey Bay


May 2021 - Meetup Group Update - Our Meetups will provide support for the plant based diet that is best for the body and our Earth, which is the grain-free and legume-free plant based diet. Why? - Grain and legume based food requires - deforested land - for crops. Warning - U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/08/08/748416223/to-slow-global-warming-u-n-warns-agriculture-must-change - "Deforestation - contributes to global warming, and reversing it will be necessary to avoid catastrophic climate change.(How?) ...significantly increase the amount of land that's covered in trees and other vegetation..."

What can people do? - Eat food from trees (fruit, nuts) and vegetables that can be grown together, for example - Alley Cropping:https://www.fs.usda.gov/nac/assets/documents/workingtrees/infosheets/WT_Info_alley_cropping.pdf


A Healthy Body - Grain-Free, Legume-Free Plant Based Diet - Dr. Herbert Shelton, N.D., Author - "Superior Nutrition": "In fresh fruit, greens, vegetables, nuts are - ALL - the vitamins, minerals, proteins and other substances the human body needs to - BRING - it to a state of - PHYSICAL PERFECTION - and to MAINTAIN it in that state – INDEFINITELY”


Restaurant Ideas:

__ Chinese food restaurants. You can order and enjoy delicious vegetable dishes without rice.

__ Salads - Choose a restaurant that offers a garden veggie salad or a Mediterranean salad with vegetables that are served with some kind of balsamic vinegar dressing. In Carmel there is Dametra restaurant and Toasties in Pacific Grove offers a Mediterranean salad with balsamic vinegar dressing.

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LOOK 30 Women - Age 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s+

Carmel, CA

LOOK 30 Women - Age 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s+

LOOK 30 Diet - Delicious Colorful Plant Based Food. LOOK 30 is not about vanity or wishful thinking. It's what the body can do after a change in diet, proven by Success Stories. Women - ALL ages - (18+) are welcome to join us who want to - make and maintain - the change in diet that can help the body: 

* WEIGHT - restore itself - to its ideal weight

* SKIN - grow - NEW clear smooth skin - (no more acne or wrinkles)

* HAIR - grow - NEW hair in its natural color - (no more gray hair)

* LOOK - naturally - LOOK 30 - whatever the age - 40s, 50s, 60s+...

Success Stories

LOOK 30

* Age 45 - Esther - "I LOOK younger than when I was in my 30s"

* Age 55 - Brenda - "People usually guess I'm in my 30s"

* Age 57 - Maggie - "she – looks 20 years younger (like age 30s)”

* Age 70 - Chef Babette - She is a Vegan Raw Food Chef. She made the change in diet in her 40s, that has helped her body - maintain itself - naturally looking young like age 30s through her 40s, 50s, 60s and now at age 70. Her website: https://chef-b.com/ - About - https://chef-b.com/about/

WEIGHT

* Age 35 - Lynne - Lost 30 Pounds - 3 Months

* Age 37 - Christine - Lost 100 Pounds

* Age 57 - Maggie - "lost 32 pounds in 2 1/2 months"

* Age 59 - Marianne - "within a few weeks - weight was melting off"

* Age 60 - Judeen - "lost 105 pounds"

SKIN

* Age 31 - Shazzie - "facial lines disappeared"

* Age 35 - Lynne - "acne is gone"

* Age 47 - Sheila - "skin is tighter - and firmer than before"

* Age 59 - Marianne - "her wrinkles disappeared"

* Age 71 - Loretta - "the lines in my face are smoothing out...this (diet) is the - fountain of youth".

HAIR

* Age 57 - Maggie - "her gray hair is turning dark again"

* Age 60 - Judeen - "my hair is turning back to its natural color - as the gray disappears"

* Age 67 - Elizabeth - "my white hair of - twenty years - is - suddenly - growing dark - again."

Books - Success Stories

The above Success Stories are from the diet book - *Living on (Plant Based) Live Food* - by Alissa Cohen. See book - https://www.amazon.com/Living-Live-Food-Alissq-Cohen/dp/0974896306

Age 67 - Elizabeth's Hair Story - is from the book - "Green for Life" - by Victoria Boutenko - https://www.amazon.com/Green-Life-Victoria-...

LOOK 30 Diet

Plant Based Food - (Raw and Cooked) - Fruit, Vegetables, Greens, Sprouts, Seeds, Nuts

Delicious Recipes - Oil-Free, Plant Based, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Grain/Starch Free

(No Oils, Animal Based Food, Grain or Legume/Bean Based Food)

FREE Delicious Meal Ideas & Recipes

Examples:

* Lissa's Raw Food Recipes - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNaEK0fsm12KrybgfGj7H9DUYhOyGZ2vO

* Plant Based Raw Food - https://justglowingwithhealth.com/30-day-food-diary/

* Plant Based Raw Food Potlucks - http://www.glutenfreecat.com/2013/07/raw-foods-potluck-picnic-style/

* Plant Based Raw and Cooked Food - http://rawmazing.com/

Dr. Herbert Shelton, N.D., Author - "Superior Nutrition" - Plant Based Food

"In fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts are - ALL - the vitamins, minerals, proteins and other substances the human body needs to - BRING - it to a state of - PHYSICAL PERFECTION - and to - MAINTAIN - it that state - INDEFINITELY" - Naturally - LOOK 30 - Age 40s, 50s, 60s+... 

Women have proved it is the - foods - of the Standard American Diet (SAD) - animal foods, oils, grain/starch foods that have - caused - the body to look like what has been called - "old" - weight gain - wrinkles - gray hair. When they - changed to the - LOOK 30 Diet - plant based food - their body then - restored itself - to - naturally - LOOK 30 - whatever their age - 40s, 50s, 60s+...

Why 30? - See this - Information Meetup - with that answer - https://www.meetup.com/LOOK-30-Women-Age-40s-50s-60s/events/258093369/

Please message me if you have any questions.

Kay Star - Meetup Organizer

LOOK 30 Women - Age 40s, 50s, 60s,70s+.

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LOOK 30 Diet - Age 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s+

Carmel, CA

LOOK 30 Diet - Age 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s+

Success Stories! - What the body can do, after the change in diet. Men and women have proved what has been called looking "old": gray hair, wrinkles, weight gain, is - not caused - by time/age. They made the change to a colorful plant based diet that helps the body - restore itself - to its ideal weight, eliminate wrinkled old skin - grow NEW smooth skin, replace gray hair with NEW hair growing in its natural color - naturally - LOOK 30 - again - whatever the age: 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s+. The group photo - represents - LOOK 30 Diet - Success Stories (see below).


The - LOOK 30 Diet - is delicious colorful plant based food. See FREE Recipes below. Recipe ingredients are raw: fruit, vegetables, greens, sprouts, seeds, nuts. No animal based foods, oils or grain and legume based foods.


Dr. Herbert Shelton, N.D., Author - "Superior Nutrition" - Colorful Plant Based Food - "In fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts are - ALL - the vitamins, minerals, proteins and other substances the human body needs to - BRING - it to a state of - PHYSICAL PERFECTION - and to - MAINTAIN - it that state - INDEFINITELY" - Naturally - LOOK 30 - whatever the age - 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s+.


Our Meetups make the change in diet - delicious - and exercise, FUN! - The location for our Meetups is in the Carmel, California and nearby areas, the reason for our Meetup website name - https://www.meetup.com/LOOK-30-Diet-Carmel/


Food Meetups: Delicious Food Tastings including Desserts, Salad Buffet Lunches, Cuisine Themed Dinners, Potlucks, Picnics.

FUN Activities Meetups: Hiking, Biking, Kayaking, Line Dancing, Skiing (Winter Ski Trip), etc.

Conversation at Meetups could be about favorite diet meal ideas, recipes, Success Stories.


Success Stories - What the Body Did - After the Change in Diet

LOOK 30

* Age 40 - Lissa - She made the change in diet in her 30s because she had severe acne, and was overweight with cellulite on her legs. After the change in diet, her body grew new clear skin (no more acne, no more scars) and restored itself to her ideal weight, no more cellulite. See her before and after photos, also meal ideas and recipes, at her Youtube channel - Lissa's (Vegan) Raw Food Romance - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt-LzglDbDB8Uk9gJU7IisQ

* Age 45 - Esther - "I look younger than when I was in my 30s"

* Age 55 - Brenda - "People usually guess I'm in my 30s"

* Age 57 - Maggie - "She looks 20 years younger (like age 30s)”

* Age 60s to 70 - Vegan Chef Babette - Her website:https://chef-b.com/ also https://chef-b.com/about/ - See more photos of her in this article: http://laikamagazine.com/at-70-vegan-chef-babette-davis-is-living-her-best-life/ - She made the change in diet in her 40s that helped her body - restore itself - to naturally looking again like age 30s, then maintained itself looking like that throughout her 40s, 50s, 60s and now at age 70!


WEIGHT

* Age 35 - Lynne - Lost 30 Pounds - 3 Months

* Age 37 - Christine - Lost 100 Pounds

* Age 57 - Maggie - "lost 32 pounds in 2 1/2 months"

* Age 59 - Marianne - "within a few weeks - weight was melting off"

* Age 60 - Judeen - "lost 105 pounds"


SKIN

* Age 31 - Shazzie - "facial lines disappeared"

* Age 35 - Lynne - "acne is gone"

* Age 40 - Lissa - No more acne or scars.

* Age 47 - Sheila - "skin is tighter - and firmer than before"

* Age 59 - Marianne - "her wrinkles disappeared"

* Age 71 - Loretta - "the lines in my face are smoothing out"

* Age 80 - Ben - "my wrinkles are almost gone"


HAIR

* Age 57 - Maggie - "her gray hair is turning dark again"

* Age 60 - Judeen - "my hair is turning back to its natural color - as the gray disappears"

* Age 67 - Elizabeth - "my white hair of 20 years is - growing dark - again." - Her story is from the book - "Green for Life" - by Victoria Boutenko: https://www.amazon.com/Green-Life-Victoria-Boutenko/dp/0970481969


TEETH

* Age 75 - Men Grow NEW Teeth - Dr John Richter, N.D.: "In my practice, I have noted some splendid instances of broken teeth growing back to their full length without any other aid than natural food (raw colorful plant based food). I know of men as old as 75 years who have grown another set of teeth." - Quote from the book "Nature the Healter" by Dr John Richter: https://www.amazon.com/Nature-Healer-John-T-Richter/dp/1162945966


EYESIGHT

* Age 80 - Nathan Geller, British Colombia. Nathan was in his late 70s when he made a change in diet to eating only raw colorful plant based food. His friend Giselle gave this description of him at age 80: "...few lines in his face...with a full head of dark hair – he also claimed that the raw food (raw colorful plant based food) returned his – EYESIGHT to 20/20 – and he no longer needed glasses.” Nathan's story was posted, at that time, on the website: Raw Food Chef - https://rawfoodchef.com/


Books - Success Stories - Some of the Success Stories are from the raw plant based diet book - *Living on Live Food* - by Alissa Cohen. See book - https://www.amazon.com/Living-Live-Food-Alissq-Cohen/dp/0974896306


FREE Weekly Meal Planner - https://www.plantbasedcooking.com/weekly-meal-planner/ - Use the planner to make your favorites menu: 7 favorites each for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks. Then, from your favorites menu - you can make a Daily Meal Plan - for each day of the week. See the links for FREE recipes from which you can choose your favorites.


FREE Delicious Recipes - Ingredients: Fruit, Vegetables, Greens, Sprouts, Seeds, Nuts. No animal based foods, oils, grains or legume based foods.


Raw vs Cooked Vegetables: The Healthiest Way to Eat Your Veggies - https://foodrevolution.org/blog/raw-vs-cooked-vegetables/


FREE Recipes for Raw and Cooked Food:

* Juicing - The Joe Cross FREE 3 & 10 Day Juice Plan - https://www.rebootwithjoe.com/juicing/

* FullyRaw Kristina - FREE Juice Recipes - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLembMCaWHnAVFNlNMIy57tzvN4sRsS0Ix

* FullyRaw Kristina - FREE Meal Ideas & Recipes - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL681AD6294AEDEF2F

* Raw Food Recipes - http://rawfoodrecipes.com/recipes/

* Lissa's Raw Food Recipes - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNaE... (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNaEK0fsm12KrybgfGj7H9DUYhOyGZ2vO)

* 30 Day Diary - Meal Ideas - Recipes - https://justglowingwithhealth.com/30-day-food-diary/

* Oil Free Rainbow Roasted Vegetables - https://simpleveganblog.com/oil-free-rainbow-roasted-vegetables/


Questions & Answers:

1. Question: How can the - change in diet - help the body - restore itself - LOOK 30 - again? - Answer: See this Meetup information posting - *Ist Documented Before & After Pictures - Diet Success Story* - https://www.meetup.com/LOOK-30-Diet-Carmel/events/278852420/


2. Question: Why 30? - Why does the body - restore itself - to - LOOK 30 - again? - Answer: See the DNA biological answer at this Meetup information posting: *Why 30? - Your DNA LOOK 30 - Body Blueprint - DNA Snapshot*: https://www.meetup.com/LOOK-30-Diet-Carmel/events/278850494/


3. Question: How can the body - maintain itself - LOOK 30 - at age 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s+... Answer: See the answer at this Meetup information posting: *Body Regeneration Schedule - Growing NEW Body Parts* - https://www.meetup.com/LOOK-30-Diet-Carmel/events/278850328/


Our change in diet also helps:

__ Save Animals - Our diet is plant based, vegan, no animal based foods.

__ Save Our Planet - Warning - U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/08/08/748416223/to-slow-global-warming-u-n-warns-agriculture-must-change - "Deforestation - contributes to global warming, and reversing it will be necessary to avoid catastrophic climate change. (How?) ...significantly increase the amount of land that's covered in trees and other vegetation..."

What can men and women - ALL ages - do?

Eat food from trees (fruit, nuts) and vegetables that can be grown together, for example - Alley Cropping: https://www.fs.usda.gov/nac/assets/documents/workingtrees/infosheets/WT_Info_alley_cropping.pdf


Please Meetup message me if you have any other questions and I will be happy to answer them.


Kay Star - Meetup Organizer - Join Us! - "We make the change in diet - delicious - and exercise, FUN!"


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Over the Top Cycling

Monterey, CA

Over the Top Cycling

This Meetup group's mission is to provide a forum where cyclists can gather and connect with others of similar interests.

While based out of the Monterey Bay region, our cycling activities extend beyond the immediate area and are only limted by the imgination and motivation of our members.  Century rides and other organized events throughout California and even farther can be found on our calendar throughout the year.

 

I've been riding for over two decades and find that the trails and roads are more fun when shared with others.  All skill levels and disciplines are welcome so we can develop a broad-based cycling community that can share knowledge and learn from each other.

 

I also pledge that, as long as I am the organizer, there will never, ever, be any monetary dues, voluntary or otherwise, to be a member of this group.  There will also be no charges payable to the group to join us for any of the rides on the calendar.  Of course, there may be fees and charges related to an organized event or optional pre/during/post ride activity.  Some examples are, but not limited to: event registration, park entry/use, hotels, parking, food, gas, etc.  These fees shall all be the responsibility of the individual participant and remain payable directly to the organizing group, park, store, restaurant or other charging entity by which the service or product is provided.

 

 

 

Release of Liability:

By joining this group or attending any of its functions, you hereby RELEASE and DISCHARGE it's owners, principals, affiliates, presenters, organizer, hosts and participants from any and all liability, claims, demands or causes of action that you now have, or may have in the future, for injuries, damages, death and/or economic loss of any kind or nature, arising in whole or in part out of the activities, advice or information contained herein. You further agree that if you or someone under your supervision uses the information on this website you assume all risks of injury, damage, and economic loss, without limitation, and release providers from all liability therefore.

376 members · Private

Meaningful Discussions in Monterey

Monterey, CA

Meaningful Discussions in Monterey

Meaningful Discussions is the largest face-to-face discussion group with events taking place in 11 countries: 
http://www.meaningfuldiscussions.org

   
Our ongoing mission is to explore the art and science of meaningful discussions and to initiate these discussions in cities around the world. Our team has collectively coordinated over 1,000 events since 2012 and we have combined this experience into this project. 

Discussion Topics: 
We believe that discussion topics need to be intriguing, practical and relevant in order to be able to compete with the ever-growing list of television shows and other less engaging activities which lead to social isolation. 

   
Intentions For Our Discussions: 
Meaningful discussions are not debates or lectures. Each discussion is an opportunity for participants to collectively explore a topic with the following intentions:

1. To have an enjoyable and engaging experience with open-minded individuals while also improving our conversations skills.

2. To learn something new from each other by sharing our insights and unique perspectives based on our life experiences.

3. To learn something new about ourselves by re-examining our values and beliefs based on hearing new perspectives which we may or may not agree with.

4. To build a community of returning members and to create a conducive environment for new friendships.

How are we different from other discussion groups?

1. Structure. Most other discussion groups have a free-form structure where everyone is seated at a long table or in one large group. Our events have multiple groups of 5-7 people with one facilitator at each table and discussion questions provided.

2. Preparation Time. Most other discussion groups will provide a very brief outline of the topic. In contrast, we spend a lot of time creating topic packages which include Food For Thought videos and discussion notes.

3. Intention. Most discussion groups put more emphasis on the topic being discussed but not on actually creating a meaningful experience. In contrast, creating meaningful experiences is our primary focus and our mission.

What qualifications do you need to join this group?

All you need to join our group is an open-mind, humility in knowing that we all have lots to learn from other perspectives and a desire to improve your conversation skills while having fun at the same time.

For more information please visit: 
http://meaningfuldiscussions.org


Thanks to our sponsor: 

Buddytree - upgrade your social life with a friendship coach. https://buddytree.org

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Sacramento SQL Server User Group

Sacramento, CA

Sacramento SQL Server User Group

The Sacramento SQL Server User Group is a local chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS). The mission of PASS is to empower data professionals who leverage Microsoft technologies to connect, share, and learn through networking, knowledge sharing, and peer-based learning. We meet the first Wednesday of each month (6PM to 8PM) to discuss anything SQL Server. Additionally, we host a SQLSaturday event every summer.

We are new to Meetup.com, but we are not a new group; we've been meeting since March, 2010! For more info on our history, check out sac.pass.org.

Monthly meetings usually feature a presentation, but a few times per year we just have an open forum that allows attendees to discuss real-world SQL Server related questions, issues and concerns which are addressed as a group.

We start each meeting with some time to network and get situated. Unless otherwise noted, the schedule for each meeting will be:

6:00 PM - 6:15 PM: Mingle/networking, get food & beverages, presentation setup <br>6:15 PM - 6:30 PM: Group announcements, agenda, introduce speaker <br>6:30 PM - 7:30 PM: Presentation <br>7:30 PM - 8:00 PM: Post-meeting discussions.

1059 members · Public

Bhakti Kitchen: Practicing Kitchen Yoga !

San Francisco, CA

Bhakti Kitchen: Practicing  Kitchen Yoga  !

Take your yoga off the mat and into the kitchen. Eating matters. Living matters. Love matters more.

Practicing kitchen yoga is about more than just the asana; it's about thriving, in the most wonderfully counter cultural kind of way! We've seen our own lives soften, bloom and grow through practicing kitchen yoga in its many forms, and we want to share that joy with you, too - so come, love and be nourished in this beloved melding of philosophy and practice.

We use Patanjali's Eight Limbs of Yoga as a model for taking our yoga off the mat and into the kitchen, whether it's through cooking, baking, mindful eating, or just breathing well, and in so doing, learning to nourish our whole selves, one another, and the world. We believe that what we eat matters, that eating can indeed be a sacred act, and that yoga's an ideal path to that union with the divine.

Inspired by progressives like Michael Pollan, Gabriel Cousens and John Robbins, we teach how to eat Real Food: whole, fresh, organic, local when possible, and plant-based, the kind of food that nourishes the whole being, the community, the body, the spirit and the mind, creating balance, or sattva, in the circle of life.

Our work is grounded in a bhakti spirit of love and devotion, an emphasis on ahimsa (less harming) and compassion, and great gratitude to our many teachers. By eating to awaken, food can truly become that which brings us from darkness into light.

Namaste.

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Healthy Nutrition For Healthy Kids Meetup Group Carlsbad

Carlsbad, CA

Healthy Nutrition For Healthy Kids Meetup Group Carlsbad

This is a group for parents interested in healthy eating and raising healthy children. This group is also for parents whose children have health challenges and behavioral challenges and for parents who want to learn more about nutrition and food and how it influences their children's health. I started this group because of my passion for Ancestral nutrition and health. I believe and know from my European upbringing that "a healthy nutrition is a way to a perfect health and a poor nutrition is a way to a poor health." I have learned first hand that proper nutrition is a key to creating and restoring good health, and I would love to share this knowledge with you, as well as to learn from you. If you want to learn and share what you know about food and eating healthy; if you feel "fed up" with all the health claims by the food and pharmaceutical industries and are concerned about health; if you'd like to learn the health "secrets" of our Ancestors and want your child to grow up healthy, happy and strong - come join likeminded parents and have fun sharing, learning and experiencing... This group is free for all and nothing will be sold or offered here - please respect that as well and do not try to solicit any business within this group. Thank you in advance for your kind cooperation. Your little ones and healthy snacks are very welcomed. I am looking forward to meeting you in person! :) Anya

301 members · Public

Orange County - Tustin Vegan Spirituality Meetup

Santa Ana, CA

Orange County - Tustin Vegan Spirituality Meetup

Join our Vegan Spirituality Meetup to explore veganism as a spiritual practice! Our monthly gatherings include discussions on veganism and spirituality, moral support, guided meditations, and delicious potluck vegan food. Our annual retreats offer speaker presentations, yoga classes, guided meditation, catered vegan food, group discussions, nature hikes, and animal blessings. Hope you can join us to build a Vegan Spirituality community behind the Orange County curtain! We have thriving sister communities in Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York, Olympia, Los Angeles, and Vancouver.

Vegan Spirituality is relevant to all faiths. It is the next evolution of compassion in our love of Life. 

Vegan Spirituality is not a religion, and by all means will enhance one's faith in the magnificence of our existence. No matter what conviction is in our minds, Vegan Spirituality is an honoring for the miracle of life. It is a higher love. All are chosen, although few recognize their divinity. 

Vegan Spirituality is a practice of love, compassion, and grace for all life. It is this honoring that awakens our spirit and feeds our soul. 

Animals are a reflection of our nature, teaching us the sacredness of life. Animals give us an opportunity to practice how to love or unconsciously create pain and suffering. Our love of animals can mirror our love of self and God or our daily blindness to the Holocaust of millions of tortured animals. 

Animals are great teachers. Their lessons teach us how to live with vegan ethics to rise one's consciousness.  Heralding Vegan Spirituality ideals from Jesus,  Buddha,  Gandhi,  Benjamin Franklin, Carl Lewis,  Leonardo Da Vinci,  Einstein, Edison,  Newton, Tesla, Steve Jobs, Socrates, Dali Lama, Emerson, Tagore, Wellstonecraft, Kafka, Jane Goodall, Tolstoy, John Robbins, Rosa Parks, Paul and Linda McCarthy. 


272 members · Public

San Francisco Feminist Book Club

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Feminist Book Club

We are a San Francisco-based book club and social group for intersectional feminists who want to connect over and discuss readings about intersectional feminism. 

This group is open to people of all genders and with all levels of experience with feminism. 

Here are the core principles of our feminism. If you disagree with these principles, consider that this group might not be for you. Attendees will be asked to step down or step out of the discussion for pursuing a debate on these principles:

- Feminism must include and center: black women, women of color, native women, queer & trans women, working-class women, sex workers, lesbian women, fat women, and all other folx marginalized within white supremacist, capitalist patriarchy.

- Most (if not all) gender-associated differences are socialized, not biological. 

- Folx have the right to choose how they dress, who they have sex with, whether they have kids, etc.

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General Guidelines

- The discussion meetups will fill up. If you realize you won't be able to make it please update your RSVP right away so someone from the waitlist can take your spot.

- The space will be open for 30 minutes before event start time. You are welcome to come early to socialize. Please try to arrive before the discussion start time so we can begin promptly and discuss the reading with minimal interruptions.

- Outside our core principles (listed above), you are encouraged to express disagreement and debate the topics. Be respectful of others and recognize that they may not have as much experience with the academic side of feminism as you do.

- If you only get through part of the reading, please do still come and discuss the part you read! We typically have study guides or discussion prompts to help.

- You are welcome to bring your children with you. There are arts & crafts supplies and books in the space that kids may use freely, or they can join the discussion circle.

- You are welcome to bring food or drinks for yourself or to share with others. It is not expected that you bring anything. Meetings will typically include tea and light snacks.

Accessibility Note: The building we meet at is fully ADA compliant. There is a large elevator to get to the space and there is an accessible bathroom inside.


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Guidelines for Men (borrowed and adapted from Seattle Feminist Book Club)

Feminist Book Club is a space where men can learn and be challenged, but women are the center and the priority of this group. Men who aren’t into that are welcome to join any of the zillions of meetup groups where their privilege will go unquestioned. Here are our guidelines/expectations for men:

1.  This is an explicitly feminist group. We are not here to debate the validity of feminism or the existence of patriarchy. See "core principles" above.

2.  If you feel a burning itch to ask “what about the men??” in our discussions please DO NOT scratch that itch. Patriarchy is allll about the men, so you should be able to handle a two-hour conversation in which you are not the centerpoint.

3.  Do not come to book club to stretch your “intellectual debate” muscles. Patriarchy isn’t an abstract concept or philosophical quandary, it’s our daily experience.

4.  Come to listen. Men are not the experts on women’s experiences. You might learn something interesting if you listen more than you speak.

5.  Do not interrupt women.

6.  Do not come here to meet women (romantically). 

7.  Do not accuse us of hating men or being too critical of men.

If you don't like these rules, don't come. We won't tolerate any bullshit.

1821 members · Public