DISCUSS | Human Trafficking in San Diego


ICWJ Interfaith Summit on Ending
Human Trafficking in San Diego
Faith Makes A Difference!
Thursday, May 8
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Expert Panel followed by Roundtable Discussion
We will have a panel of expert speakers including Clergy, Law Enforcement, Service Providers, Educators and Survivors, followed by Q&A
Questions & RSVP:
Michelle Shoemaker
Congregational Liaison
Call us at (619) 584-5740
San Diego First Church of the Nazarene
Point Loma Nazarene University campus
3901 Lomaland Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
Human Trafficking …
Human Trafficking is a hot topic today in our communities and congregations; especially among our youth. Hundreds of minors are trafficked every night in San Diego County, most likely within a short distance from your doorstep. It has been suggested that for each sex trafficking victim, there are eight labor trafficking victims. As people of faith, how do we educate ourselves and our congregations, to respond and work to abolish trafficking in our County? Join us for this important discussion.

Job Announcement: Interpreter

International Rescue Committee San Diego: Interpreter

Location: San Diego, CA

If anyone knows graduated students or community members that are FLUENT in English and other language (Amharic, Arabic, Karen, Nepalese, Swahili, Farsi, French, Spanish, or other refugee languages) IRC is looking to hire interpreters for regularly scheduled trainings and in the classroom.


Under the supervision of the Finance and Operations Coordinator, the Interpreter will provide interpretation to IRC San Diego clients who possess limited proficiency in English.


  • Provide interpretation in Amharic, Arabic, Karen, Nepalese, Swahili, Farsi, French, Spanish, or other refugee languages during regularly scheduled trainings and in the classroom,
  • Provide one-on-one technical assistance sessions to eligible participants with limited English proficiency
  • Provide clerical support and assist participants to complete basic forms
  • Support training staff with outreach efforts
  • Assist training staff with other tasks as assigned


Skills and Abilities: Fluency in English and at least one of the following languages required: Amharic, Arabic, Karen, Nepalese, Swahili, Farsi, French, Spanish or other refugee languages
Education:  Education in linguistics or related field and/or evidence of training in interpretation techniques strongly desired
Experience: Prior experience providing interpretive services strongly desired
Other: Must be a team player. Some local travel required (must have valid CA Driver License and automobile insurance).


National Day of Action: March for Dignity & Respect

National Day of Action: March for Dignity & Respect
Join thousands across the country to tell Congress: Just and fair immigration reform is necessary!

Communities demand immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship, protects workers’ rights, promotes family unity, and stops the militarization of border communities.

Take a stand and march with your community…

March Route:

Begin: 6th Avenue and Laurel Street, Balboa Park
South on 6th Avenue
West on Broadway
North on India Street
West on Ash Street
North on Pacific Hwy until you reach the County Administration Building

The march is approximately 2.37 miles. Please bring plenty of water and sun protectant, as the temperature is expected to be in the low 80s.

There will be hundreds, if not thousands, of San Diegans there rallying for comprehensive immigration reform, and it’s a nationwide effort to put pressure on the House to act before the year ends.

Maricar is the point person for this event, and he will be carrying our banner. Please contact him if you are interested in attending.

Thank you!

CALL TO ACTION: Tweet @Rep_Hunter TODAY in Support of Border Communities

Rep Duncan Hunter

To the friends and allies of border communities,

Congressional Rep. Duncan Hunter, is having a Town Hall on Thursday, August 22 in his district in San Diego.

Today, the San Diego Table on Immigration Policy would like to bring to his attention that we do not want the militarization of southern border communities as part of immigration reform.

Please take part in this online action today in support of San Diego border residents and families.

Here are some tweets and images you are welcome to post:

Upload this image, Image1.jpg, and tweet this message:
@Rep_Hunter San Diego communities do not want to be militarized! Will you stand with us? #WeAretheBorder

Upload this image, Image2.jpg, and tweet this message:
@Rep_Hunter Do you agree we should #revitalizenotmilitarize San Diego border communities? #WeAretheBorder

Upload this image, Image3.jpg, and tweet this message:
@Rep-Hunter Do you agree we should have ACCOUNTABILITY and OVERSIGHT over #BorderPatrol? #WeAretheBorder #RevitalizeNotMilitarize

If any of this is too difficult to do, simply search for #WeAretheBorder in the Twitter search engine and retweet someone else’s message. The more posts and the more retweets we can do, the more we can push this online conversation into public light.

Please share this with your friends and contacts and please be courteous with your online conversations. To download the images, please click here.

Immigration Reform San Diego Forum: Knowledge + Action = Power

Immigration Reform San Diego Forum: Knowledge + Action = Power!
Hosted by Justice Overcoming Boundaries (JOB San Diego)

Thursday, August 29, 2013, 6:30 PM
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
4011 Ohio St. San Diego, CA

The opportunity for immigration reform is happening now. But you need good information. Come find out from the experts:

  • The latest information about the proposals in Congress
  • What you can do to support the best plan
  • How you can prepare yourself if a reform passes
  • How to avoid immigration scams
  • Your rights if authorities even stop you

You will be able to meet new friends united in the struggle for a just immigration reform for our community. This session will be in Spanish (with translation to English) and refreshments will be served. Share this event with friends and family!

For more info, see the Facebook event.

Urge Governor Brown to support voting rights!

Urge Governor Brown to support voting rights!

AB 817

An innovative voting rights bill that would open up our democracy to more Californians has been passed by the legislature. It’s now headed to Governor Brown for his signature. If he signs the bill (AB 817), lawful permanent residents (green card holders) will be able to serve as poll workers on Election Day.

Tell Governor Brown to sign the bill into law by signing this petition. The governor has just a few more days to act on the bill, so he needs to hear from you now!

Sign the petition on 18 Million Rising here.

APALA 2013 Biennial Convention

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)

APALA 2013 Biennial Convention

The convention will be in Las Vegas, Nevada from August 14-18, 2013.

APALA is pleased to host our inter-generational conference of Asian Pacific American workers and allies. This powerful convening continues the groundwork laid by our training programs including the Organizing Institute, our political program Every Vote Counts, and our series of successful immigrant rights hearings and forums across the country. We are building a path toward the future, linking generations of activists in support of working and middle class families. Register today at www.apalanet.org!

Sign up for APALA Membership now at www.apalanet.org to take part in regular registration at $275. It includes continental breakfast (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) and banquet dinner Friday. Student/community registration for the conference is $50, and an additional $75 for the banquet dinner on Friday.

Confirmed Speakers: Senator Mazie Hirono (HI); Donald “D” Taylor, UNITE-HERE President; Laura Reyes, AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer