Refugees and Immigration
The current federal administration is seeking bans on refugees and immigration — causing hate, fear, and uncertainty. San Diego County accepts more refugees than any other county in California, approximately 1,000 per year, and is home to some of the largest Somali, Syrian and Iraqi populations in the U.S.
Our speakers will be Mustafa Dib and Dhaha Nur from PANA and Ginger Jacobs, noted San Diego Immigration Attorney.
Pana (Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans) is a research, public policy, and community organizing hub dedicated to advancing the full economic, social and civil inclusion of refugees. Mustafa is a native of Syria and resettled with his family in San Diego in 2015. He currently works as a community organizer for PANA. Dhaha is from Somalia.
Ginger Jacobs is the founder and managing partner of Jacobs & Schlesinger LLP. Ms. Jacobs practices all areas of immigration law but is best known for her work with vulnerable populations.
Come join us for an interesting and educational meeting.
Social 6:30 p.m.
Progran 7:00 p.m.
Meetings are open to the public.
Our new City Councilmember Chris Ward will share his experience on his “first 100 days in office” with Q and A to follow. This will be Councilmember Chris Ward’s first formal appearance as our representative for district 3 at our club and it should be a fun and interesting evening! Bring your questions for Chris.
Social 6:30-7:00 p.m. Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
Come join us Tuesday, February 28
6:30 PM Social, 7:00 Program
The rapid warming of the earth has been defined as the leading environmental issue facing us and the world today. We are fortunate to have two different campaigns leading the struggle on climate change in San Diego, and both will be available to speak to us at our February meeting. The San Diego Climate Mobilization Coalition is headed up by Derek and Nancy Casady. Derek is president of the La Jolla Democratic Club and Nancy recently retired after 20 years as the Ocean Beach’s Co-op general manager. Citizen’s Climate Lobby will also speak to us and will be represented by retired attorney Carl Yaeckel.
These two dedicated efforts have different approaches to dealing with Climate Change. You will not only learn about the dangers of Climate Change but you will learn what you can do to help!
Come join us Tuesday January 24
6:30 p.m. social- 7:00 p.m. program
Two programs: first, a joint program with Nisa Marks, Operations Manager for the San Diego County Democratic Party and Jose Caballero, former City Council candidate for District 7 and President of the Progressive Democratic Club. “How did Democrats do locally in the last election and what are the San Diego County Democratic Party plans for 2017.”
Second, a forum on Uptown goals for 2017. Make sure to attend so you can have a say on what our club works on for 2017.
New members are always welcome.
Joyce Beers Community Center,
1220 Cleveland Ave, San Diego 92103
The Joyce Beers Community Room is located in the Ralphs Shopping Center, across the street from Trader Joe’s and between Panera Bread and the Aladdin Mediterranean Grill restaurants.