Ethnohistoric Legacy of Slavery in America, House of Türkiye, Election of Officers and Endorsements
Monthly Meeting Feb 26, 4PM, Zoom
3:30PM Social time & check-in, 4:00PM start, Zoom registration
Ethnohistoric Legacy of Slavery in America as a Root Cause of Health Inequities for African Americans and Post Traumatic Slavery Disorder (PTSD)
At this month’s meeting we are honored to have a presentation from Dr. Rodney G. Hood, MD, FACP followed by a Q&A.
Dr. Rodney Hood serves as CEO and Managing Partner at Care View Medical Group in Southeast San Diego, which he co-founded in 1980. A speaker who has lectured extensively for diverse national audiences of health care providers, health administrators, medical students, federal and state governmental agencies, as well as private and public audiences, Dr. Hood addresses the current health care concerns in the United States, especially health issues that persist in the most vulnerable populations.
House of Türkiye
On Monday, February 6th, two massive earthquakes struck the southeastern part of Türkiye and northern Syria. Thousands of buildings have been leveled, over 13 million people have been affected, and the confirmed death toll has soared past 41,000 people. Learn more about the earthquake impact.
On Tuesday, February 7th, House of Türkiye at Balboa Park kicked off an Earthquake Relief Fund to provide immediate humanitarian assistance to the survivors. Click here to donate now.
Erman Erdemli, from the House of Türkiye, will tell us of the relief efforts and how we can contribute.
Election of Officers
As Ruth Rollins, Chair of the Nominating Committee, reported at our last meeting we have a slate of officers running for election in 2023 — and any member in good standing can be nominated from the floor.
Three of the candidates for office are well known to you already and they are joined by Mandy Havlik who many of you met during the last election cycle.
President — James ‘Kip’ Eischen - link to bio
Vice President — Leslie Bruce - link to bio
Treasurer — Angela Hawkins - link to bio
Secretary — Mandy Havlik
Mandy Havlik is currently an elected member of the Peninsula Community Planning Board (PCPB). She is a proud spouse of a Navy Combat Veteran and mother of two children who attend Ocean Beach Elementary School and Dana Middle School. She is a proud indigenous woman and is a registered member of the Timiskaming First Nation in Canada. Most recently, she was a city council candidate for District 2.
San Diego County Democratic Party Endorsement Timeline
The proposed endorsement timeline for the San Diego County Democratic Party is outlined here: http://sddems.link/timeline The E-Board, along with other clubs, wrote the Central Committee members asking them to reconsider — the text of our letter is available here.
This timeline includes only the earliest suggested dates for FIE considerations. FIE’s could be considered later.
Let us know what you think about the proposed timeline, and then Kip, as our Associate Member, can give voice to your comments at the upcoming Metro West Area caucus meeting on February 27th on Zoom. You can also contact the Metro West Vice Chair at email@example.com with your feedback.
Membership Renewal 2023
To be eligible to vote for new officers — and other club business — please pay your dues and confirm your Democratic credentials before the meeting — you can pay online here.
Meeting Schedule 2023
We look forward to seeing you online this month in February, and then with our first in-person meeting back at the Point Loma Assembly, 3035 Talbot St, 92106 in March.
Our tentative schedule for meetings is:
February 26 — Zoom registration
March 26 — Point Loma Assembly
April 30 — Point Loma Assembly
May — Picnic
June 25 — Point Loma Assembly
July 23 — Point Loma Assembly
August — Summer Holiday Party
September 24 — Point Loma Assembly
October 22 — Point Loma Assembly
November/December — Winter Holiday Party
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Newsom wants to elevate Superior Court Judge José Castillo to the 4th District Court of Appeal - congratulations to José — former member of our endorsement committee!
Petition — Pass PrOTECT at San Diego City Council
Address Biased Policing: The ACLU and the Coalition for Police Accountability and Transparency is advocating for San Diego’s Mayor and City Councilmembers to pass the PrOTECT Ordinance.
PrOTECT (or Preventing Overpolicing Through Equitable Community Treatment) seeks to address invasive policing practices used disproportionately to stop, search and interrogate people from Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific Islander communities, the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, and people from other marginalized communities. PrOTECT will require San Diego police to have probable cause in order to stop, ask for identification, question, and/or search an individual. The ordinance will also limit stops for equipment violations. Consider the petition here…
Petition — STOP the Nightly Fireworks at SeaWorld
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