Events

Nov
12
Thu
Transportation Justice Forum
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

At this special event, we explore transportation justice, systemic inequalities in San Diego’s transportation system, and the connection to climate justice. This forum will feature Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) who will provide an overview of historical zoning and red-lining policies that have contributed to lasting systemic inequities. After, Río Oxas from RAHOK will provide a case study of their experience of transportation advocacy in LA. Lastly, we’ll hear from a panel of esteemed community leaders and activists. This is particularly exciting for those who are interested in social justice and sustainable transportation options.

Featuring:

Río Oxas is of Náhuat-Pipil, Mayan, and spaniard lineage and was born & raised in Tongva lands (Los Angeles). They are the co-founder of RAHOK, a family-owned social enterprise that illuminates the interdependence of Race, Ancestors, Health, Outdoors and Knowledge to cultivate loving neighborhood-ecosystems. RAHOK provides services in education, land stewardship, and asset management. Río is a national speaker, educator, realtor and consultant for equity and racial justice. Over the past twenty years, they have worked alongside Queer, Trans, Intersex, Nonbinary, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities to advocate for mobility, food, racial, environmental, and health justice amongst many other movements.

Ricardo Flores, Executive Director of LISC, oversees an extensive network of investment-based collaborations that support San Diego’s underserved neighborhoods, including City Heights, Colina Park, and Greater Logan Heights. He joined the non-profit funding agency after serving for 12 years in leading roles with top San Diego elected officials. Flores has always taken an active role in his community. A long-time Meals on Wheels volunteer, he also served on numerous advisory boards and committees including the San Diego Chicano Democratic Association; San Diego Community College District; and United Way Plan to End Chronic Homelessness Resource.

Maria Esperanza Gonzalez was born in Nayarit, Mexico. She was a  resident of City Heights until she was displaced out of her community due to the development of City Heights Center. After her displacement, Esperanza continues to be an active member of the community and an advocate across many issues including environmental justice,  transportation, immigration, and drug-free living for youth. 

Maleeka Marsden is Co-Director of Policy at Climate Action Campaign. At CAC, Maleeka works with cities in the region to develop, pass, and implement strong Climate Action Plans. Maleeka is also leading CAC’s efforts to bring a local Green New Deal to the region–a San Diego Green New Deal–by coordinating grassroots efforts and a growing alliance of organizations.  

 Barry Pollard has served as the Founder and Executive Director of the Urban Collaborative Project, a Neighborhood Organization focused on improving the quality of life for residents in Southeastern San Diego and other Urban Communities in San Diego. Brian oversees this resident-driven organization through using the Self-Healing Community Model of focusing on addressing Community Trauma and Resilience centered on Art and Beautification, Health  Awareness, and Education. 

Randy Torres-Van Vleck (he/him or they/them) is the Director of Policy & Planning at City Heights Community Development Corporation. He collaborates with residents to envision the region they want to live in and then works to have that vision implemented. Randy facilitates participatory urban planning, conducts public policy analysis, and builds collective power with historically excluded communities to influence decision-making that achieves justice.

Nov
17
Tue
Moving Climate Action Forward
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Moving Climate Action Forward 

Join SanDiego350 for the November 17th Monthly Membership Meeting where we will discuss the climate movement in a post-election landscape. 

Together we will reflect on the recent election and discuss pertinent next steps to address climate action locally and beyond. We're excited for you to join us as we prepare to continue contributing to the climate justice movement.

Nov
21
Sat
Cultivating Resilience Virtual Workshop
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cultivating Resilience Virtual Workshop

ICEJ invites you to save the date for our upcoming online workshop in November, Cultivating Resilience. These times of uncertainty, chaos, and transformation require that we attend to our body, mind, and spirit. We need tools to keep us connected, resilient, and restored. In this workshop, the
Rev. Dr. Beth Johnson and Rev. Kurt Kuhwald will guide us through practices that provide a foundation for resilience and hope. The workshop draws from the evolving edge of the Work that Reconnects developed by root teacher, Joanna Macy, and the spiral of the Work that Reconnects.

 

Dec
3
Thu
Introduction to Building Electrification
Dec 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

Building electrification, which refers to using electrical power as the sole energy source of a building rather than a mix of electricity and gas, is key to moving towards the City's clean energy goals. Join us at this event to learn more about building electrification, hear about cities that have achieved building electrification, and explore how to take action in San Diego. More details to come!

 

Dec
12
Sat
Volunteer Appreciation Party
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SanDiego350 is so excited to celebrate the amazing volunteers that make up the SD350 community. Your participation and contributions to this organization are so appreciated. It's been a long year with so many ups and downs. Now it's time to celebrate one another and have some fun!