Voices

Community commentaries on Speak City Heights

Voces: Movimiento Para Cambiar las Opciones Alimenticias en las Escuelas

El Equipo Momentum para la Justicia Alimenticia de Mid-City CAN se reunió con el Director de Servicios Alimenticios del Distrito Escolar Unificado de San Diego, Gary Petill (en cuclillas, camisa azul y corbata) y el Fideicomisario Richard Barrera (camisa celeste, … Continue reading

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Voices: A Move to Change Food Options at Local Schools

The Mid-City CAN Food Justice Momentum Team met with San Diego Unified Food Service Director Gary Petill (crouching, blue shirt and tie) and Trustee Richard Barrera (light blue shirt, hands folded) on March 24 at the Revere Center. Team member … Continue reading

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Middle School Students Comment on School Safety

Prompted by a discussion about feeling safe on school grounds, PhotoCity students identified factors that directly impact their feeling of wellbeing at school. Among the topics they brainstormed, students decided school theft, vandalism and litter made them feel unsafe. As … Continue reading

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Voices: Ensuring ‘Protect and Serve’ Doesn’t Become ‘Protect and Intrude’

By Kellen Russoniello Kellen Russoniello is a staff attorney at the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties. San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman recently announced her department will outfit officers at three divisions with body cameras by the end … Continue reading

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Voices: Police Promotions Break Neighborhood Circles of Trust

By Tasha Williamson Tasha Williamson is co-founder of the San Diego Compassion Project, and a consultant for several community initiatives. Williamson’s commentary has been edited for style and clarity. Photo Courtesy of The California Wellness Foundation When Police Chief Shelley … Continue reading

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Voices: Racial Profiling Pushes the Undocumented Further Into the Shadows

By Victor Manuel Torres Victor Manuel Torres is an attorney and board member of the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association. For San Diego Latinos who aren’t citizens of this country, racial profiling by the police is a lurking menace … Continue reading

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Change-Makers at Monroe Clark Middle

Using photography to identify issues in their school and community, Monroe Clark Middle School students in The AjA Project’s PhotoCity program are reimagining a safe and healthy school and community. By focusing their lenses on their surroundings, youth are using … Continue reading

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Voices: Empower Citizens Review Board to Fight Racial Profiling

By Martha Sullivan Martha Sullivan is a resident of Del Mar Terrace in San Diego and a member of Women Occupy San Diego. Here’s a radical idea: Instead of spending $200,000 to test body cameras on San Diego Police Department … Continue reading

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Voices: Residents Shouldn’t Be the Last to Know What Replaces Albertsons

Photo Credit: Shutterstock By Felicia Shaw Felicia Shaw is a resident of Azalea Park in City Heights, and works for the San Diego Foundation. On Feb. 20, Albertsons will close its City Heights store forever, leaving nearly 75,000 residents without … Continue reading

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Leading the Charge in 2014: New Leadership at Mid-City CAN

By Adam Ward On Dec. 11 about 50 Mid-City CAN members came to the Scripps City Heights Wellness Center to cast their votes for the leadership board of Mid-City CAN, called the Coordinating Council. Five seats were open – two … Continue reading

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