ASC's Disability Justice: Heart and Center of the Movement
As part of ASC's Monthly Virtual SocialSolidarity, Melissa Kelley Colibrí, joins ASC on aa conversation on Disability Justice: Heart and Center of the Movement. Melissa Kelley Colibri, a Deaf queer mixed latinx femme and a full time activist advocating for accessibility within the LGBTQ community in San Diego. Melissa is currently involved with San Diego Pride, San Diego Trans Pride and SheFest as their accessibility manager, making sure their events and meetings are accessible for all people with disabilities including Deaf folx. In addition, they provide free accessibility training workshops for community members, event organizers, organizations and agencies that serve LGBTQ folks in San Diego county.
Shaking the Foundation: Virtual Press Conference Panel and the Fight for Affirmative Action
“Shaking the Foundation” is a virtual press conference panel that intends to educate the Asian American community of San Diego on Proposition 16 and affirmative action. The panel discussion will provide historical context and framing on affirmative action, while addressing the model minority myth and how Asians have been used as a racial wedge to maintain inequitable access to higher education and employment. Join Asian Solidarity Collective at this live press conference panel as we draw upon the knowledge and experience from scholars and organizers who will discuss the fight for affirmative action and how we as Asians must build solidarity with BIPOC communities. Panelist Speakers: Dr. OiYan Poon; The Spencer Foundation & Department of Educational Policy Studies, University of Illinois jean-huy Tran; Asian Solidarity Collective Victoria "Nikki" Dominguez; Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles Reshma Shamasunder; Board, California Immigrant Policy Center Simeon Man; UC San Diego Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies Closing Remarks by Councilmember Monica Montgomery Steppe Moderated by Grace Shinhae Jun; CoFounder and Core member of Asian Solidarity Collective
What is Transformative Justice? Q&A with We All We Got San Diego
for this month's virtual social solidarity gathering, Asian Solidarity Collective features Kelsey and Ana Laura, 2 of the core Harmonizer Members from one of San Diego's Mutual Aid groups, We All We Got San Diego (WAWG) who will share the wisdom they have been learning together on Transformative Justice (TJ). Join us in a Q & A discussion with WAWG as we unpack Transformative Justice together. We will discuss the ways we've already trusted our own communities to look out for one another and the ways we can continue to do more Transformative Justice work in San Diego and beyond. About We All We Got SD: We All We Got SD is a non-judgmental group which is here to provide community support. We operate under the value that what we provide is solidarity, not charity. This means that it is not our role to determine which items someone may need to survive. We respect people’s ability to determine what they need and what is right for them. We trust all people to make their own decisions. Just as we do not police each other, this group does not collaborate with cops or ICE. www.WeAllWeGotSD.com Kelsey Daniels she/her - An organizer, artist, and baddie/scholar, Kelsey Daniels believes in the power of sharing stories.She has a FIERCE love for her community and has been blessed to build with several amazing orgs (March For Black Womxn San Diego, Black Lives Matter San Diego, We All We Got SD etc..) committed to collective liberation of those intentionally marginalized by systems of power. In addition to organizing, Kelsey uses her online platform to lead with vulnerability in facilitating discussions around fat liberation, mental health, anti Black racism and more. Ana Laura she/her/ella, was raised in Tijuana and San Diego & grew up in a working-class and immigrant household. As a fat queer, she is committed to "practicing futures together, practicing justice together, [and] living into new stories" (adrienne maree brown).
Asian and Pacific Islanders in Solidarity for Black Lives
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders demand justice for George Floyd, Breyonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade and all victims of state-sanctioned violence. This video aims to mobilize Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to condemn anti-Blackness and anti-Black racism in their own communities and beyond. We encourage a community commitment to cross racial-solidarity and acknowledgement of the system that pins marginalized groups against each other.