ABOUT THE RISE NOW SERIES
RISE Now is a virtual program that facilitates important solution-focused conversations relevant to urban communities in the now. These dialogues are designed to highlight the issues, needs of impacted community members, and solutions from those actively engaged with the community. RISE Now focuses on the issues and centers around emerging leaders leaning into the work of real systemic change.
RISE Now: Borderline Humane
The current immigration climate is highlighted at our southern border with an influx of people seeking asylum and a better life. The San Diego Convention Center is being used to house migrant children. What does this mean for the San Diego community? How are local organizations participating and what can the community do to better understand the increasingly critical immigration crisis?
RISE NOW IN THE MEDIA
“Say Our Names: Black Women of the Movement” Webinar Educates the Community on Black Liberation
Black women have always been a part of Black liberation. From leading ladies like Ida B. Wells, Ella Baker, and Tarana Burke, to Alicia Garza, Feminista Jones, and Bree Newsome, Black women have led the way to liberation. Why are their voices often missing from today’s Black Lives Matter Movement?
“Red, Black & Blues” Webinar Helps San Diego Bring Solidarity to Black Community
The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis ignited widespread Black Lives Matter protests across the country and outrage around the world. As demonstrations against police brutality and white supremacy continue, RISE San Diego is hosting the “Red, Black and Blues” webinar to help the public understand the civil unrest, as well as offer solidarity to the Black community.
Why is the Black Lives Matter movement important?
Like an erupting volcano, the tragic murder of George Floyd is igniting an outpouring of indignation within San Diego’s Black community, which is demanding reform, social justice, and an end to racial inequality through the Black Lives Matter movement.