Sunday, July 09, 2006

Happy Sunday, kids.

I want to share some info about activist resources here in the San Diego area. One great organization is Activist San Diego. They've been mentioned here often in relation to specific events, but I want to talk about them today because they do great work and I think they provide a wonderful model for something that could be useful in any community. As their website header says, they're networking for social justice. The mission statement is as follows:

Activist San Diego is a social justice organization that promotes and facilitates the development of an active, inter-related, progressive community in San Diego through networking, culture and electronic technology.

They provide the forum for people involved in grassroots work for peace and social justice to network, and support one another. They sponsor a film series, nationally known speakers, and a very wide variety of events and organizations.

They promote events through a very informative weekly email newsletter, and have an online calendar and forum where people can post their events and updates. It's a peachy idea, and they're very successful in promoting cross-organizational cooperation amoung groups of people with common interests, but divergent paths.

Here is a list of their partners, and it's just a small portion of grassroots organizations they support. Yay for Activist San Diego!

* American Friends Service Committee
* City Heights Community Development Corporation
* The Committee Opposed to Militarism and the Draft
* Environmental Health Coalition
* North County Forum
* Peace Resource Center
* Project on Youth and Non-Military Opportunities
* Ocean Beach Grassroots Organization
* San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council
* San Diego Foundation for Change
* The Utility Consumers' Action Network
* The World Beat Center


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