Aug 22: Bayside Gospel Benefit Concert

Proceeds to be divided evenly between:

  • NAACP San Diego Branch
  • Salvation Army San Diego
  • MANDATE Project Impact
  • MANDATE Records

Contributions and gifts are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes, however they are deductible as an ordinary business expenses.

6th Annual Interfaith Prayer Vigil

August 3, 2020

Re: 6th Annual Interfaith Prayer Vigil in Support of the NAACP’s National Day of Mourning For African Americans Killed in Police Involved Interactions

The NAACP San Diego Branch invites you to our Sixth Annual Interfaith Prayer Vigil on Friday, August 14, 2020 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm in support of the NAACP’s National Day of Mourning for African Americans Killed In Police Involved Interactions.  

In 2016, the NAACP at its national convention adopted a resolution, proposed by the San Diego Branch, designating August 11th each year as a National Day of Mourning for African Americans Killed In Police Involved Interactions (the full resolution is included below). 

During this virtual prayer vigil, clergy from various faith traditions will pray for an end to police brutality, recovery from the devastating impact of COVID -19, relief from systemic racism, and improved educational and employment opportunities.   We will pray for justice, equality, and healing in our city, state, and country, and other issues of concern to the African American community.

Some of the confirmed speakers include: California Assemblymember Shirley Weber, Dr. Suzanne Afflalo, Bishop William Benson, Rabbi Laurie Coskey, Imam Wali Fardan, Dr. Gwendolyn Matthews, Latanya West, Geneviéve Jones-Wright, Pastor Nate Stewart and Pastor Archie Robinson.  

This virtual prayer vigil can be viewed live on Facebook at facebook.com/NAACPSanDiego/ and on our website at sandiegonaacp.org

For more information and to register for this free event go to: sandiegonaacp.org/vigil

For questions contact: [email protected].

National Day of Mourning for African Americans Killed in Police Involved Interactions

WHEREAS, the NAACP affirms the constitutional right of all citizens to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; and

WHEREAS,  the NAACP recognizes that police officers are sworn to protect all of the citizens in the communities in which they serve; and

WHEREAS, police killed at least 336 Black people in the United States in 2015; and

WHEREAS, Black people in the United States are three times more likely to be killed by police than White people; and

WHEREAS, 30% of Black victims killed by police in 2015 were unarmed compared to 19% of White victims; and

WHEREAS, in 97% of the killings of Blacks in police involved interactions in 2015, none of the officers involved were charged with a crime.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) recognizes the 11th day of August each year as a National Day of Mourning for African Americans Killed in Police Involved Interactions.

August 13: Courage California Presents Dr Angela Davis

This looks interesting:

Join us on August 13 for “Courage for the People,” a conversation with long-time activist and educator Dr. Angela Davis led by Black Women for Wellness Action Project Executive Director Nourbese Flint and a fundraising event to benefit Courage California. The evening will spotlight the visionary leadership of Black, Indigenous, and other women of color; connect Black Lives Matter to our broader lineage of movements; and highlight how we can fight systemic racism on the ballot. The event will also feature special guests such as Oakland Youth Poet Laureate, Samuel Getachew, and a special appearance by the Emmy-, Tony-, and Grammy-winning Billy Porter!

Davis

Register HERE to reserve your spot NOW. Please note that this is an exclusive event, and to attend you must register before August 11 or while space is available. There are a limited number of tickets, and the event will NOT be recorded or made available to the public afterward.

Once you register, our team will follow up with more information in the first week of August. For questions or concerns, contact Molly Watson at [email protected].

The revolution is live, and Courage California is here for it. We look forward to having you join us on August 13!

In Solidarity,

Molly Watson and the Courage California team

Sixth Annual Interfaith Prayer Vigil, Aug 14th

National Day of Mourning for African Americans Killed in Police Involved Interactions

WHEREAS, the NAACP affirms the constitutional right of all citizens to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; and

WHEREAS, the NAACP recognizes that police officers are sworn to protect all of the citizens in the communities in which they serve; and

WHEREAS, police killed at least 336 Black people in the United States in 2015; and

WHEREAS, Black people in the United States are three times more likely to be killed by police than white people, and

WHEREAS, 30% of Black victims killed by police in 2015 were unarmed compared to 19% of White victims; and

WHEREAS, in 97% of the killings of Blacks in police involved interactions in 2015, none of the officers involved were charged with a crime.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) recognizes the 11th day of August each year as a National Day of Mourning for African Americans Killed in Police Involved Interactions.

Housing Update

The NAACP San Diego Branch understands what a critical issue housing is. We will be having a meeting at 6pm on Friday, June 26th, to give you an update on our efforts, especially our lawsuit against the San Diego Housing Commission. We will also share ways that you can get involved in both solving San Diego’s housing crisis and ensure that discriminatory housing practices end.

Please join us at sandiegonaacp.org/housing-zoom at 6pm on Friday, June 26th.

Zoom Requirements

For the safety of all attendees, we require the following from participants in our meetings:

  • Have a (paid or) free Zoom account and log in to it before attending
  • Use a current recognizable photo of their face as the profile picture
  • Use their legal first and last names on their profile

For help on setting up zoom, please see sandiegonaacp.org/zoom-setup