All posts filed under: Social Justice

July 26 – Time to Stop Watching: From White Privilege to White Ally

Members of the Point Loma Democratic Club have asked what they can do to support the Black Lives Matter movement. One thing we can do is to have a good, solid foundation of what the movement is about. With that knowledge, we can help remake our communities into places where all can thrive.  Sunday July 26, 4:00PM – Zoom registration We are honored to host the group Continuing The Conversation (CTC). Founded in San Diego, California, at the Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church. Addressing the racial disparities, education opportunities, and need for locally transformed hearts and minds is a key priority for the organization and its members. CTC envisions and works towards a racism-free San Diego community. Although the focus is from a spiritual point of view, this group’s work is accessible to the non-religious. CTC’s blog is a good starting point with excellent links to YouTube videos, editorials, articles, links to films, documentaries and books, to guide your study. Rev. Karla Shaw, the Senior Pastor at Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church, has an excellent …

OB Bookstore ‘Run for Cover’ to Host Bestselling Author, Anti-Death Penalty Activist Sister Helen Prejean — OB Rag

The Ocean Beach bookstore on Voltaire Street, Run for Cover, is hosting the bestselling author and anti-death penalty activist Sister Helen Prejean. Sister Prejean will speak about her new book and about California’s death penalty. 119 more words OB Bookstore ‘Run for Cover’ to Host Bestselling Author, Anti-Death Penalty Activist Sister Helen Prejean — OB Rag

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November 24 – General Meeting – Why is the Role of a Judge Important?

Out of all local races, judge positions are often the hardest to research and understand. Judges aren’t identified on a ballot by party preference, and their professional history often makes it difficult to determine how they would side in precedent-creating cases. How can you tell if you’re electing a judge with Democratic values? Thanks to Jeanne Brown of the League of Women Voters we’ve been able to put together a fantastic panel to discuss why the role of judge is important. Professor Samantha Begovich, JD, Esq. Retired Superior Court Judge Janet I. Kintner Retired Superior Court Judge Laura P. Hammes Superior Court Judges For the March 3, 2020 ballot we’ll also consider endorsement of Democratic candidates running for uncontested open positions: Office 18: Roberta Winston Office 30: Tim Nader Office 36: Michelle Ialeggio and we’ll consider endorsing in the contested seat at our January meeting. Office 22: Steve Miller, Alana Robinson Additional Agenda Items/Speakers:  We’ll also judge competing proposals on Newland Sierra a development project that signatories forced the County Board Of Supervisors to place on the ballot next …

October 27 – Assembly District 78 Endorsement Meeting

At our meeting on Sunday, Octoberer 27, 2019, Point Loma & Ocean Beach Dems will consider endorsing a candidate for Assembly District 78. This district includes all of Point Loma and Ocean Beach and is currently held by Todd Gloria. Read more about the demographics of the 78th here. This is an opportunity for us to ask questions and hear from each of the Democratic candidates during a moderated forum. Please read up on the candidates and bring your questions. Candidates for Assembly District 78 are: Sarah Davis http://www.votesarahdavis.com Micah Perlin micahperlin.com Chris Ward http://www.voteforward.com Only members in good standing will be allowed to vote for the endorsement. If you renewed your membership prior to March 31, 2019, you will be eligible to vote. If you renewed your membership after March 31, 2019 or became a new member, you are only eligible to vote if you have attended a club meeting/event since you renewed/joined. If you renewed or joined at a meeting/event, that counts and you will be eligible to vote. If you are not …

Aug 7 – Book Club – “Where the Water Goes” by David Owen

The story Owen tells in Where the Water Goes is crucial to our future: how a patchwork of engineering marvels, byzantine legal agreements, aging infrastructure, and neighborly cooperation enables life to flourish in the desert —and the disastrous consequences we face when any part of this tenuous system fails.