Solidarity on Tap is a simple interfaith intergenerational gathering for socializing and social justice. The Ignatian Solidarity Network, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, Jesuitical, Our lady of Guadalupe Church and other local partners welcome all to Solidarity on Tap | San Diego.
Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and food will be available for purchase. All are welcome.
Around 7:30 pm, “No One Stands Alone: Responding to and Standing With Immigrants in San Diego” by Kevin Malone, Exec Dir of the San Diego Organizing Project.
Kevin has been organizing with the PICO National Network (now known as Faith in Action) for more than 20 years, developing leaders who put faith into action and build a powerful organization to address shared community concerns and social justice issues. He has been SDOP’s executive director since January 2008, responsible for staff development, fundraising, strategic planning, issue development and the formation of local leaders to increase their civic engagement and voter participation.
The San Diego Rapid Response Network (SDRRN) is a coalition of human rights and service organizations, attorneys, and community leaders dedicated to aiding immigrants and their families in the San Diego border region. San Diego is the largest land border crossing in the world and has been a highly active location for deportations, rights violations, and abuse by Customs Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Founded by the San Diego Organizing Project, the ACLU, Jewish Family Services, and SEIU 221, the SDRRN was activated to respond to increased immigration enforcement activities within San Diego County and humanitarian issues arising at the border, including widespread family separation and unjust deportation of asylum seekers presenting at the Port-of-Entry.