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Black Lives Matter

To our SDLA community:

We grieve the losses of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, David McAtee, and every Black person who has been killed by racially-motivated hate.

The SDLA community has protested, marched, prayed, and demanded action in the wake of George Floyd's murder last Monday. We want to express our solidarity with the Black community, we believe unequivocally and with one voice, that Black lives matter. We will not ignore the injustices that pervade our community or this country. 

Millions of Americans are rising up -- in anguish, in anger, and in search of justice. We stand united with peaceful protesters everywhere, and we condemn the passivity and ignorance of those who seek to divide us. We commit to living our progressive values: uplifting everyone to a position of equity and equality; that society should work for everyone, not just some; and that government can and should be a force for good. 

As a community, we have work to do. Systemic, entrenched, and institutionalized racism has meant that the very premise of our society and government to serve the people does not yet ring true for Black Americans. We demand meaningful change. And at the same time we acknowledge that as individuals and as an organization, we still have much to learn and are committed to doing this difficult work today and in the years to come. 

Thank you,

San Diego Leadership Alliance

Board of Directors

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If you are able, please consider supporting the March for Black Womxn San Diego, or refer to the list of Black-led San Diego organizations curated by our colleagues at San Diego Pride. 

 

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Introducing the 2020 SDLA Institute Fellows!

SDLA 2020 Fellows

We are pleased to introduce the 2020 SDLA Institute Fellows! These young emerging leaders will meet regularly to work through a cur­ricu­lum of per­sonal lead­er­ship devel­op­ment, com­mu­ni­ca­tions, fund rais­ing, polit­i­cal strat­egy, tra­di­tional and new media, and pub­lic speak­ing.

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2018 SDLA Institute Graduation Ceremony

35527376_1873907482660214_6463349425933647872_n.jpgWe celebrated with our 2018 Fellows as they completed the final portion of the intensive institute program, the SDLA Institute graduation ceremony.

Fellows shared their next steps, newly found aspirations, and their experience in the institute before officially joining the larger SDLA network as alumni!

Congratulations to the 2018 SDLA Institute Alumni! We look forward to watching you grow and fulfill our organizations' mission to build a sus­tain­able progressive infra­struc­ture in the San Diego region.

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