Events

Jul
16
Thu
Franchise Agreements City Council Environment Committee Meeting
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The first draft of the energy franchise agreements will be presented at the City Council Environment Committee meeting on Thursday, July 16th.  We need a strong presence at this meeting to pressure environment committee members to get the best deal for our clean energy future. Register for this event to get the latest updates about event logistics, public comment instructions, and talking points. 

Jul
21
Tue
Just Recovery Panel (July Monthly Membership Meeting)
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for the July Membership Meeting on Zoom (more details below). New and long-time members are equally welcome! 

This meeting will feature a panel of climate activists discussing Just Recovery, a social breakout session, and information on past and upcoming SD350 events.

Just Recovery Panel

We're excited to welcome panelists who work hard for environmental justice in our communities to discuss what Just Recovery is and what we can do as activists to make a push towards racial, social, and environmental justice.

Our panelists will discuss the key elements of a Just Recovery including:

  • How we can tackle climate and social justice issues simultaneously 
  • Opportunities and challenges arising from the COVID pandemic
  • How we can leverage this situation to make a positive impact
  • Hope for the future

After the panel, we will take questions from meeting attendees and we encourage your thoughts and feedback.

Featured Speakers:

Carolina Martinez – Climate Justice Campaign Director, Environmental Health Coalition

Carolina works together with residents in low-income communities of color to advocate for climate and land use policies that respect their priorities, improve health, and are consistent with environmental justice principles. For 8 years she worked with National City residents implementing a comprehensive community plan that phased out polluting industries out of a residential neighborhood and created an affordable housing project. Currently, she is advancing the equitable implementation of San Diego’s Climate Action Plan.

Sonja Robinson – Chair, Environmental, and Climate Justice Committee, NAACP San Diego Branch & NAACP North San Diego County

As Chair of ECJ, Sonja has lobbied countless efforts throughout San Diego County to bring substantial climate justice. She believes in building support across communities to meet our sustainability goals, including environmentally sustainable buildings, energy democracy, transportation, and an inclusive green workforce. She has an internet talk radio show, S.U.N (Sustainable Urban Network) addressing environmental justice on G.O.D.Radio1.com airs on Saturdays. She has been recognized for her work by San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action Club, Indivisible Women of Color Roar, and an “Unsung Hero” award from Climate Action Campaign.

Dr. Amrah Salomón J -, Co-Founder of Rez Beats

Amrah Salomón J. is a writer, artist, activist, and educator of Mexican, Native American (Akimel O’odham and Tohono O'odham, descendant, not enrolled), and European ancestry. Amrah has a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, San Diego, and is a UC Presidents Postdoc in English at UC Riverside. She is a co-founder of Rez Beats youth performance space and her academic and literary work has been published in the United States, U.K., and Mexico. She has over 15 years of experience in radical social justice collectives, actions, and projects; including consulting on anti-oppression, conflict mediation, transformative justice, and community organizing.

Rebecca Rojas – Board Member of SanDiego350

Rebecca has been a volunteer with SanDiego350 since 2013 and a board member with SanDiego350 since 2019. She's involved with the Member Engagement Team and focuses on work to increase justice, equity, diversity, and inclusivity within SanDiego350, including coordinating training for members. During the day, she works as a personal injury, maritime attorney.

Moderated by Maddie McMurray, Member Engagement and Public Policy team member of SanDiego350.

Due to the Coronavirus, we will be holding this meeting on Zoom, a video conferencing platform. If you haven’t used Zoom before, please download the app onto your computer or phone now, and read more about how to use the Zoom. You may videoconference in (with your camera on or off) or call in on your phone.

Jul
22
Wed
Transportation solutions with SANDAG Executive Director
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

 

San Diego teeters on the edge of a decision that will impact our community for the next 30 years: Continue building highway infrastructure, which promotes air pollution that unequally impacts underserved communities OR redesign the public transportation network to promote healthier communities and lower greenhouse gas emissions. The SanDiego350 community must raise our voices and mobilize to create a better transportation future for our county. Join us on July 22 at 7pm for a momentous opportunity to discuss the most pressing issues in regional transportation and climate change with SANDAG's Executive Director, Hasan Ikhrata.

At this event co-hosted by Interfaith Coalition for Earth Justice and SanDiego350, SANDAG staff will provide an update on the regional transportation vision, the 5 Big Moves, and what they are learning from the COVID-19 crisis. This interactive, virtual event will help SD350 and ICEJ members and allies advocate effectively for a sustainable and equitable transportation system in San Diego County.