Upcoming Events

Growing Resilience in Our Community

Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope
A Documentary Screening & Resource Fair

Resilience Screening

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 3:00pm – 5:30pm
Performing Arts Center, Chula Vista High School
820 4th Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91911

Join The San Diego Foundation, County of San Diego, South Bay Youth Coalition and our partners for a special screening of Jamie Redford’s Sundance-debuted film Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope. Find out from regional experts, educators, and service providers how to help build resilience in our community to create bright futures for generations to come.

Parking Lot located off K Street, between 4th and 5th Avenue. Film includes Spanish subtitles. Snacks and refreshments available.

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A Conversation with Malin Burnham

Sponsored by The San Diego Foundation
Presented by The CSUSM Center for Leadership Innovation and Mentorship Building (CLIMB)

A Conversation with Malin Burnham

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | 5:30pm – 7:30pm
McMahan House, California State University San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92096

The CSUSM Center for Leadership Innovation and Mentorship Building (CLIMB) is proud to feature Malin Burnham, the 2016 CLIMB Outstanding Business Leader, and author of the book Community Before Self. We invite you to join us for an in-depth conversation with Mr. Burnham about his vast experience in community leadership.

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Community Heroes: A Community Conversation

Sponsored by The San Diego Foundation & Jewish Community Foundation
Presented by KPBS & National Conflict Resolution Center

Growing Resilience in Our Community

Date To Be Announced

Join us for a community conversation to honor our first Community Hero of 2017, a leader focused on racial justice and equality in San Diego who gave selflessly to benefit their community and actively made it a better place.

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Past Events

Weaving Movements: Love For The Land

October 5, 2016 | Daley Ranch
San Diegans joined us at Weaving Movements: Love For The Land to learn about opening the outdoors for all San Diego communities. Environmental advocates from the Dolores Huerta Foundation, Outdoor Outreach and The Escondido Creek Conservancy led the discussion about environmental equity for all.

Open Democracy at Politifest

September 24, 2016 | San Diego State University
Advocates from Open San Diego, The New Voters Project and The City of San Diego discussed how the youth vote, the new vote and new technologies are creating a truly OPEN San Diego as the election nears. From open-source engagement to new civil forums and open data standards, attendees learned about an “Open Democracy” – ensuring data remains timely and transparent, and the voices of all San Diegans be heard.

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Weaving Movements: Linking Innovation with Inclusion, with Dolores Huerta

August 10, 2016 | Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
At this kick-off event for the Weaving Movements series, civil rights icon Dolores Huerta shared her lifelong commitment to civic engagement by igniting generations of community organizers and weaving agricultural worker, civil and women’s rights movements into social change. Dr. Manuel Pastor, Director of the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity, and other local leaders focused on innovative and impactful employment access and opportunity as well.

Dolores Huerta
Dolores Huerta’s visionary leadership and legacy is a reminder that social justice movements will endure as long as inequalities persist and there’s a need for change.

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“Race: Are We So Different?” with Dr. Charis Kubrin

May 11, 2016 | Mingei International Museum
UC Irvine professor of Criminology, Law & Society and author of Privileged Places: Race, Residence, and the Structure of Opportunity, Dr. Charis Kubrin discusses the strong linkage between race, place and privilege in San Diego, spotlighting the example of prosecutors using rap lyrics to convict young men and women of crimes they did not commit.

Imperial Dreams: Exclusive Film Screening & Conversation with Malik Vitthal

March 16, 2016 | Farmer & The Seahorse, Illumina Theater
Based on true events and starring Star Wars‘ John Boyega, Imperial Dreams reveals the realities the formerly incarcerated face, including the broken systems that keep them from true freedom. Watch the interview with writer-director Malik Vitthal, moderated by Scott Lewis, Editor in Chief at the Voice of San Diego, to learn about the real-life story that inspired the filmmaker.

The Future of Age-Friendly Communities: Preparing for the Elder Boom in San Diego, with Ai-jen Poo

March 3, 2016 | UC San Diego
Ai-Jen Poo discusses caregiving opportunities to alleviate social isolation, increase community support, and improve health services toward a truly Age-Friendly San Diego. Ai-jen Poo is Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Co-Director of the Caring Across Generations campaign, and author of The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in America.

25 and Under! The Future of Service in San Diego

February 18, 2016 | California State University, San Marcos
Vibrant communities need many voices, and San Diego’s young innovators are making themselves heard. Watch this panel discussion, as next-generation changemakers Sean Griser, Nitya Timalsina and Francisco “Panchito” Martinez share how they are supporting San Diego’s most underserved communities.

Reducing Recidivism through Connection and Community with Scott Budnick

January 20, 2016 | San Diego City College
In 2012, nearly 3 out of 4 state prisoners released to San Diego County were re-incarcerated. Our county’s recidivism rates are among the worst in the state, which has real consequences for our economy, our future, and our youth. Watch Scott Budnick, Founder and President of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition and noted producer of The Hangover series, discuss how San Diego can reduce recidivism through connection and community.

The Future of Age Friendly Communities with Laurence Weinstein

September 16, 2015 | UC San Diego Stein Institute for Research on Aging
In 2050, the United States will be home to more than 80 million adults over 65, and San Diego County alone will see a 130 percent increase in this age group between 2000 and 2030. Combined with enormous technological advancements that have the potential to transform the way we understand aging, the future of growing older may not be what we anticipate today. Watch Laurence Weinstein, retired AARP National Events Housing Consultant, discuss this urgent topic and share ways to create an “Age Friendly San Diego County”.

25 and Under! The Future of Philanthropy in San Diego

September 9, 2015 | Scripps Cottage, San Diego State University
Vibrant communities need many voices, and San Diego’s young innovators are making themselves heard. Watch David Lopez, Executive Director of Teach for America San Diego, moderate a panel discussion about how next-generation changemakers are transforming philanthropy and impacting our community with our “Future of Philanthropy” keynote speakers Winnie Xu, Co-Founder of Giventure, Macy Olivas, Executive Director of the Patricia and Christopher Weil Foundation, and Nate Howard, Founder of Movement BE.


Lean In to the Future: San Diego Women Changemakers with Leila Janah

August 31, 2015 | The Thursday Club
Women are on the leading edge of transformative change. It’s proven that organizations with a greater balance of women in executive positions perform better. In the future, women in leadership will nurture a flourishing economy, gender diversity and equity for all. Watch Sama Group CEO Leila Janah’s discuss how we can mobilize this cultural and economic shift in our communities through policy, systems innovation, collective impact and investment.


Learning Landscapes: The Future of Education in San Diego with Milton Chen

July 23, 2015 | New Children’s Museum
If we want San Diego’s young people to become the next generation of great leaders, we need more than an excellent school system; we need a true learning landscape. Watch Dr. Milton Chen, Executive Director Emeritus of The George Lucas Educational Foundation, present on his vision for a future where learning is everywhere – at school, at a museum, at a park – and learn about innovative models that offer students personal, flexible, and equitable ways to explore their passions and build a better tomorrow.


Gather! Building the Community of the Future

June 19, 2015 | A.R.T.S. Center
The future will require us to be creative, flexible, and open to create a community where neighborhoods are vitalized, inventive thinking and collaboration is nurtured, and opportunities to solve challenges are discussed and realized. Can this be reflected in our gathering spaces? Watch Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman, Co-Directors of the UCSD-Blum Cross-Border Initiative, Philip Auchettl, CEO of RAD Lab, and Matt D’Arrigo, CEO & Founder of A.R.T.S., share how we and the places we work, learn, and live can adapt to create a more equitable and vibrant San Diego. This panel discussion is moderated by Dr. Emily Young, Ph.D., Vice President, Community Impact of The San Diego Foundation.


Everything is Science Fiction: The Future of San Diego with David Brin

May 27, 2015 | Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice , University of San Diego
San Diego, 2055: What will remain? What will be lost? What will we have done to face our region’s most pressing challenges and seize its most exciting opportunities? Watch science fiction author, scientist and leading futurist David Brin’s keynote on an exploration of trends in our region and possibilities for San Diego’s future.


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