News about our events

Military Appreciation Luncheon

Tickets now being sold for the NAACP San Diego Armed Services & Veterans Affairs Committee’s Military Appreciation Luncheon.  Come show our service members that you honor them for the sacrifices they make and the difficult and dangerous work they do to keep us all safe!

You may purchase individual tickets, or sponsor an entire table for your friends and loved ones; or sponsor a table and let us fill it with deserving members of our Nation’s Armed Forces!

10 November is the Marine Corp birthday.  As you know, our Military Appreciation Luncheon was scheduled for 10 November 2018.  Because many of the active duty military and veterans that we wanted to honor will be attending the various Marine Corp Balls, we are postponing our Military Appreciation Luncheon to 18 May 2019.  Those of you who have purchased tickets should rest assured that your reservation for the luncheon is secure.

Mobile STEM Camp

This week, the NAACP is sponsoring a STEM camp at Bell Middle School. More than a dozen kids are being introduced to entrepreneurship and engineering, both electrical and software.  

You can read more about the STEM camp here.

Donations Needed: School Supplies

At the Back-to-School Stay-in-School Fair, we will be distributing school supplies to the kids.  The following supplies are needed; you may bring them to the NAACP General Meetings on July 7 and August 2nd, at 6pm in the Community Room at the Jacobs Center, 404 Euclid Ave.

Thank you!

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Kate Yavenditti Speaks to the NAACP about CRB Reform

At the June 7th general meeting of the NAACP San Diego, Kate Yavenditti from Women Occupy San Diego spoke about replacing the Community Review Board with an independent Commission on Police Practices. She explained that the current board is being understaffed by Mayor Faulconer, lacks independent legal counsel and investigators, and is only presented with cases the SDPD itself deems worthy of investigation. WOSD’s amendment to the City Charter would remedy this.

There is a critical Rules Committee meeting at 2pm on July 11th at 202 C Street that might move the amendment forward. The NAACP backs strongly the idea of independent community review of alleged police misconduct. The police have a long record of bias, implicit and explicit, against African-Americans and other people of color. The police need to be held accountable when they misuse the vast power they have been granted by our legislatures and courts.

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2018 San Diego City Council District 4 Primary Candidate Forum

The San Diego NAACP would like to thank the three candidates who showed interest in and respect for the NAACP membership and the public for coming to our Candidate Forum on April 28th.

We appreciate their time and their attention to our community.  We had a chair empty for Ms Myrtle Cole, who did not respond to our repeated invitations, but she was a no-show.

April 28 City Council D4 Forum

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Video: County Board of Supervisors Candidates

Four of the five candidates for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors District 4 accepted our invitation to a candidate forum on April 24th, 2018.  Appearing were:

Bonnie Dumanis did not respond to our invitation.

Board of Supervisors District 4 Candidate Forum

The NAACP San Diego held a Candidate Forum for the candidates in the San Diego County Board of Supervisors primary election, scheduled to be held June 5th. Four of the five candidates (Nathan Fletcher, Kenneth Malbrough, Omar Passons and Lori Saldaña) were kind enough to participate.

April 17 District Attorney Forum

The District Attorney is a crucial position.  The District Attorney’s office decides what charges to file against people, young or old, black or white or latino, Christian or Muslim or Atheist, civilian or police officer.  A District Attorney can contribute to the School-to-Prison Pipeline or squeeze it out of existence.

If anything needs your attention this election season, it’s the race for district attorney.  We urge you to research the candidates:

Geneviéve Jones-Wright:
Summer Stephan:

See what each of them stands for, and decide which of them should be in charge of the machinery of justice.

We held a forum on April 17th for them to present their views to the NAACP and the public; only Geneviéve Jones-Wright made time for us.

2018-04-17 DA Forum

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