By Richard Ram
It was great seeing many of our members at Balboa Park this past Saturday for the San Diego Green New Deal Alliance "Celebration for Climate, Jobs and Justice" event. So many groups were present, including San Diego 350, Climate Mobilization San Diego, Extinction Rebellion San Diego and San Diego Coastkeeper, as well as local education and labor representatives, city services, and housing and community activist groups.
We'd like to thank our own past and present board members Maleeka Marsden and Galena Robertson of Climate Action Campaign for taking the lead on putting this event together, and to all those who volunteered their time and effort. Much appreciation as well for the United Women's East African Support Team (UWEAST) who provided the vegan and vegetarian Ethiopian food, and Mar and Mur for providing a bounty of incredible cookies.
In this bleak setting of the IPCC's Sixth Assessment Report delivering a "Code Red for Humanity" warning, mass extinction of species, and growing economic inequality our local alliance delivers a sense of hope – when we come together with those of common dreams and concerns, we find ourselves ready to meet the challenges ahead. A more sustainable and equitable San Diego for the next generation is possible, but only if when we work together to overcome the obstacles and demand what is right.
Photo by Richard Ram
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