News about our events

Watch: CEO Muhammad on #GivingTuesday

YOU CAN HELP YOUR COMMUNITY BY DONATING OR VOLUNTEERING

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN

Each week I Am My Brother’s Keeper serves serve over 800 hundred families through their COVID-19 safe curbside grab and go distribution, walk-ups,  and home deliveries.  In addition, IAMBK offers certification courses in construction, basic math and reading, and resume review. IAMBK also aids with job searching skills, and basic computer skills. IAMBK also has a mentoring program, reaching out to families and youth that may have a need for positive role models. Lastly, once a week members of IAMBK walk neighborhoods and talk with the youth about the 3 p’s: personal health, personal wealth, and personal protection. This teaches youth the importance of healthy living while introducing them to the organizations, small businesses and activists in their communities already doing their part to create a safer wealthier and a more socially conscious California.

Nov 10: Townhall with the District Attorney

Please join us at 6pm, Tuesday November 10th for a presentation by and discussion with District Attorney Summer Stephan on the function, efforts and specialized units of the district attorney’s office.

Setting Up Zoom For NAACP San Diego Branch Meetings

The NAACP San Diego Branch, along with other units in the Southeastern Region of the California-Hawaii State/State Area Conference, has decided in order to protect the integrity of our meetings, to require that all participants and guests in our Executive Committee and General Membership online Zoom meetings meet the following criteria:

  • 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

Attendees who do not meet this criteria will not be permitted in the meeting.

To sign up for a zoom account, visit: zoom.us/freesignup

For help uploading a picture of your face and setting your name, visit: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201363203-Customizing-your-Profile

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our meetings safe.

TROUBLESHOOTING

If you see an alert like this:

You should click “Sign In to Join”. You will then see a screen like this:

If you don’t have a Zoom account, click “Sign Up Free”

Once you have an account and are signed in, you may have to start over at by clicking the meeting link again, but then you should get in.

SDCBOE District 1 Candidate Forum

On Thursday night, October 22nd at 6pm the NAACP San Diego Branch will host a forum with the candidates for the San Diego County Office of Education District 1 board seat, Mark Powell and Gregg Robinson.  This event is co-sponsored they the League of Women Voters and the California Charter Schools Association.

Watch: President Maxwell on #GivingTuesday

YOU CAN HELP YOUR COMMUNITY BY DONATING OR VOLUNTEERING

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN

Each week I Am My Brother’s Keeper serves serve over 800 hundred families through their COVID-19 safe curbside grab and go distribution, walk-ups,  and home deliveries.  In addition, IAMBK offers certification courses in construction, basic math and reading, and resume review. IAMBK also aids with job searching skills, and basic computer skills. IAMBK also has a mentoring program, reaching out to families and youth that may have a need for positive role models. Lastly, once a week members of IAMBK walk neighborhoods and talk with the youth about the 3 p’s: personal health, personal wealth, and personal protection. This teaches youth the importance of healthy living while introducing them to the organizations, small businesses and activists in their communities already doing their part to create a safer wealthier and a more socially conscious California.

#GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday, often stylized as #GivingTuesday, is the Tuesday after U.S. Thanksgiving in the United States. It is a movement to create an international day of charitable giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season.

This year, the NAACP San Diego branch has a working budget and, since many of their members need support during this unprecedented pandemic, the executive committee decided to pay it forward for a well deserving organization-I Am My Brother’s Keeper food program at the Jacob’s Center.  View the video, above, to see how IAMBK works to feed our community.

YOU CAN HELP YOUR COMMUNITY BY DONATING OR VOLUNTEERING

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN

Each week I Am My Brother’s Keeper serves serve over 800 hundred families through their COVID-19 safe curbside grab and go distribution, walk-ups,  and home deliveries.  In addition, IAMBK offers certification courses in construction, basic math and reading, and resume review. IAMBK also aids with job searching skills, and basic computer skills. IAMBK also has a mentoring program, reaching out to families and youth that may have a need for positive role models. Lastly, once a week members of IAMBK walk neighborhoods and talk with the youth about the 3 p’s: personal health, personal wealth, and personal protection. This teaches youth the importance of healthy living while introducing them to the organizations, small businesses and activists in their communities already doing their part to create a safer wealthier and a more socially conscious California.

Sep 9: Heavy

Members’ Book Club Book of the Month:

For our second book, we will be reading Heavy, by Kiese Laymon. Shelly Fromholtz will lead the discussion.

Please join us! We will meet, via Zoom for now, once per month to talk and share our feelings about books we’ve read selected by our members. Everyone will have the opportunity to nominate books for future meetings.

We are meeting at 7pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Criteria for book nominations includes anything related to the African-American experience and any books written by black authors regardless of topics.  To join, just send an email request to [email protected]

We look forward to reading with you!

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.