Generations of Progress, the 2015 SDLA Fellows' Fundraiser, is celebrating years of progressive inspirations. Read about icons from previous generations that have influenced our Fellows, then mark your calendar to join us on May 19th!
The theme of the 2015 SDLA Fellows Fundraiser is Generations of Progress, and the event is just around the corner! As our class looks forward to celebrating and honoring progressive work in San Diego, we also wanted to take time to reflect on personal inspirations that invigorate us and influence the work we do. Please read below for our first of four posts to learn more about the class of 2015.
We hope you’ll join us the evening of May 19th for Generations of Progress and share with us what inspires you!Read more
Current SDLA Fellow Monique Lopez is featured today in an article in the Voice of San Diego. The story covers her work using tactical urbanism to help community members build a community park in the Logan Heights neighborhood of San Diego.
Sarah Saez, One of Sixteen Women of the Year from the 80th Assembly District
The good news keeps coming for SDLA alumnae in recognition of their work in the community and continuing efforts to make San Diego a better place. Sarah Saez, 2014 Fellow, was selected by Assemblywoman Gonzalez as one of sixteen "Women of the Year" from her 80th Assembly District.
These honorees were selected from diverse sectors such as health, education, arts and culture, veteran support, and community service. Sarah was recognized for her work in Labor, specifically her tireless efforts to protect and promote the rights of the United Taxi Workers of San Diego. Saez was honored at a ceremony on March 20, 2015 at Southwestern College's Field House Theatre.Read more
|Woman of the Year, Rebekah Hook|
Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins of the 78th Assembly District recently announced the 2015 Women of the Year honorees and two SDLA members made the list. In the past, the speaker selected one woman in her district as the Woman of the Year in honor of March's Women's History Month.
In 2015, the speaker decided to recognize ten extraordinary women from different San Diego communities with input from local groups. Current board members, Rebekah Hook (2013 Fellow) and Midori Wong (2010 Fellow), were recognized for their contributions to San Diego and representing North Park and Downtown, respectively.
"The biggest thing I have noticed that is changing, is that young leaders--who are qualified and strong candidates--are being elected to serve the community. I think the norm was that people had to be a certain age, but all of that seems to be changing--and for the better," states Rebekah Hook in the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News profile.
Rebekah and Midori will be honored at a private luncheon for the awards ceremony on March 13, 2015 at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa in Mission Beach.