Archive for the 'Humanitarianism' Category

Helping Create a Community Park

I’m fortunate enough to be prepping for a holiday vacation in Mexico so I won’t say much, though I wanted to share a lil’ something we have been working on in the low-income area of Logan Heights near downtown San Diego. The dynamic project involved design input from the community, after which me and other […]

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

African-Inspired and Woman-Powered Crafts

I wanted to repost this article on an interesting and worthwhile pursuit – a worker-owned social enterprise inspired by weaving, piece sewing and quilting traditions originating in the rich cultures of West Africa and rural African American communities in the US south. Enjoy reading about Southern Journeys Collective in this intervew with Lara Jealous, textile […]

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Helping and Hugging the Homeless

Last year, San Diego’s homeless population was estimated at nearly 9,000 people – no small matter. My friend Jacqueline Penhos of Art of Being You came up with a great solution to improve the lives of the local homeless:  a monthly event called “Hugs and Bags.”  Our team of volunteers, which has grown to include […]

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Support Refugee Causes, Especially at Holidays

I had the pleasure of seeing Emmanuel Jal (pictured) speak and perform last weekend. A refugee from Sudan, he tells powerful stories of growing up in a war zone and refugee camp, losing relatives, and suffering from starvation. He motivated the crowd to make a difference through local youth programs and activism. International Rescue Committee […]

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Power to the Young Ladies

So many people in San Diego are doing vital work to help the community. Among that crowd you’ll find 100 Strong San Diego members Jacqueline Penhos and Olivia Dixon mentoring young women. The two ladies hosted the Women Empowerment and Career Enhancement 1st Annual Fundraiser on Sept. 7 at World Beat Center.  Speakers included Dr. […]

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Organic Products by Conscious Marley Family

Ziggy Marley and siblings are carrying on the humanitarian traditions of their hugely famous father Bob Marley. Ziggy does everything from writing children’s books and performing conscious music to now running Ziggy Marley Organics. The company makes Coco’Mon, a line of organic, gluten-free, non-GMO coconut oils. The prices are high, but the flavors sound amazing […]

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Rise Up Against Violence Toward Women – 2/14 Events

      Just sharing info on a community event (I did not write this article): Events will take place throughout San Diego all day on 2.14.13 and you are invited to all of them. There will be a rally (STRIKE!) and march (RISE!) in Downtown San Diego and an uprising (DANCE!), at the Spreckels […]

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

One Billion Rising San Diego!

ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME. ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY ONE BILLION WOMEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 2.14.13, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to […]

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Global Weekend of Events

This weekend in San Diego was eventful with a global flavor. African Restaurant Week kicked off on Friday night at the World Beat Center — people of all ages eagerly lined up for delicious food from San Diego’s finest African restaurants and enjoyed entertainment by musicians from Senegal, Ethiopia and beyond. The event continues through […]

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Some Earthy Happenings

I wanted to share a few exciting goings-on in the lovely spring month of April in seaside San Diego: From San Diego CityBeat: On Thursday, April 5, Sea Rocket Bistro’s serving up a $30, three-course prix-fixe vegetarian menu to help raise money for San Diego City College’s Urban Agriculture Program. The meal will feature produce […]

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012