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Mothers & Scientists Stand Up to Big Pharma: Opposing SB277 (Mandatory Vaccination Bill)

Sunday, May 10, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Location Details:
Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave., at 65th, in North Oakland

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

[Note: We will start at 5:00pm SHARP: Doors open at 4:45pm]

Green Sunday: Mothers and Scientists Stand Up to Big Pharma: The Case for Opposing SB277 (the Mandatory Vaccination Bill)
The Green Party of Alameda County invites you to a Green Sunday informational panel and discussion about California SB277, a recently-introduced bill that would eliminate the Personal Belief Exemption (which in California includes the religious exemption) from the 33 childhood vaccinations which are mandatory for attending a daycare or classroom-based school.

Wow, talk about a juicy controversy! My rights vs your rights! Risks vs benefits! Communicable disease vs. chronic disease! Nature vs. nurture! Fraud! Science! Police powers! Profit-driven healthcare! Who can we trust?

Come watch the sparks fly ;-)

The speakers will cover as much of this complex issue as they can in our short time. Each of these panelists brings a different perspective to the subject. The format will be a 45 minute presentation by the panel, followed by 45 minutes or more of Q&A from the floor.


Christina Hildebrand is a market researcher with a degree in Statistics and modeling. She also owns a Weston A Price based food delivery service in the Bay area. Over the past 10 years she has conducted over 7000 hours of research on vaccines, including consulting with many leading vaccine researchers, in a quest to understand the reality rather than the hype of vaccines. She now believes SB277 would violate parental rights, because if there is a risk, there must be a choice. Christina will be talking about the history of mass vaccination and diseases, the change in vaccine schedules over the years, as well as the ingredients in vaccines, and how they need to be greener and less toxic.

Terry Roark is an East Bay native and surviving parent of a vaccine injured child. She advocates for informed consent and vaccine choice. A long time volunteer with both The National Vaccine Information Center ( ) and She will share her son’s tragic story — of vaccine injury as an infant, his lifelong suffering with severe autoimmune disease and his death at the age of 39 — to honor him this Mothers Day.

Dave Rana, PhD, PsyD is a scientist and psychologist with an interest in social justice. His concerns are primarily with our biological environment — e.g. our food, our exposure to environmental pollutants, and our medicine — and their impact on behavior. These are all areas in which our regulatory systems are failing to protect us, via the corporate-government revolving door, and more critically, through the corruption of the science on which regulatory decisions depend.

Tina Kimmel, PhD, MSW, MPH is on the Green Party of Alameda County’s County Council. She was a Research Scientist for the CA Dept of Public Health’s Immunization Branch, and the head of the Personal Belief Exemption program.


Also, Darryl Cherney will speak at 7:00 pm:

After a short break, environmental activist and musician Darryl Cherney will make a short presentation on his exploratory run as a Green Party candidate for President as well as talking about the upcoming events around the 25th Anniversary of the car bombing of Judi Bari and himself, which happened near Oakland High School. (For more info, please see: ).


WHEN: Sunday, May 10th, 2015, 5:00pm SHARP to 6:45pm. Doors open at 4:45.

Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 7 pm. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested. Please visit our website

Speaker photos:
Tina Kimmel, Christina Hildebrand, Terry Roark
Added to the calendar on Tue, May 5, 2015 9:06PM
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