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Dear friends,

Today is World Milk Day and social media is abuzz with pro-milk propaganda. Last year, there were 588 events promoting milk in 80 countries, and this year they’ve probably topped that. But as we know, milk is nothing to celebrate. It is unhealthy for humans, damaging to our environment and extremely cruel to cows and calves.
 
This World Milk Day, let's flood social media with the truth about milk. Disrupt the myth that milk is healthy, sustainable, ethical or in any way necessary for humans. Today, use the hashtag #WorldMilkDay to post anti-dairy messages, articles, graphics or videos to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. 
 
Please also support Seed the Commons’ work to educate the public about milk and get milk out of public school meals.
 
While it’s urgent that we wrest our food system from corporate control and fight against harmful industries, it is also vital that we build ecological alternatives. As we work towards animal liberation, we need a proposal for what will come after, because otherwise that void will continue to be filled by the pro-grazing crowd on one side and vegan capitalists on the other.
 
We now have an incredible opportunity to bring an ecological and compassionate vision for the future to an international audience. San Francisco is hosting the Global Climate Action Summit this September, and Seed the Commons is part of a coalition planning a Climate March with hopefully tens of thousands of people.
 
Let’s make a veganic food system reality. Join our Veganic For Climate contingent at the Climate March on September 8. If you live in the Bay and are vegan, we invite you to a planning meeting on June 10 to organize this and other pro-vegan actions this September.  
 
Find out more about our Veganic For Climate campaign.
 
And now for some great news! Chema Hernández Gil, co-founder and board director of Seed the Commons, will receive a Livability Award from Livable City to honor all the work he does to make San Francisco a better place. We are incredibly proud that our leadership includes someone who cares deeply about humans, animals and the planet, and who has the vision and talent to effectuate real change.  


Upcoming Events
  
Seed the Commons at Sunday Streets
Seed the Commons will be at the Sunset/GG Park Sunday Streets on June 3 in San Francisco to gather signatures for our #GetMilkOut petition and to mobilize people to rally for a veganic food system at the Global Climate Action Summit. Come table with us!     

Climate March Plant-Based Meeting
This meeting is open to all Bay Area vegan activists to discuss and plan the plant-based contingents at the Climate March, as well as other actions during the Global Climate Action Summit. RSVP appreciated
San Francisco, June 10 at 4pm. 

SF Vegetarian Society Potluck
I will speak about our current campaigns at the monthly potluck of the San Francisco Vegetarian Society Potluck on June 16 in San Francisco

2018 Livability Awards
Attend the Livable City annual fundraiser and awards ceremony to "honor San Francisco's most dedicated livability advocates who work at the intersection of land-use, environment, public health, and social equity in the Bay Area"–where our very own Chema will receive a Livability Award! 
San Francisco, June 20 at 5:30pm.

Animal Rights 2018 National Conference
I will speak about the globalization of dairy consumption through school milk programs at this year's Animal Rights Conference in Los Angeles on June 29.

Veganic For Climate Panel and Reception
This panel will address the importance of building the veganic movement and mobilizing for veganics at the Global Climate Action Summit. It will be followed by a reception with vegan refreshments. 
San Francisco, August 3 at 7pm.  

Let's tear down the old and build up the new!

Nassim
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