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Aug 17 – Monthly Meeting – Nora Vargas

This month we are delighted to welcome Nora Vargas as our guest speaker.

Nora Vargas

Monday August 17, 7pm – Social Time from 6:30pm

Social Time
Members are encouraged to get together from 6:30pm before the meeting starts.
Please bring whatever light drinks/snacks that you’d like to share.

AjA Project Building, 4089 Fairmount Ave, San Diego, CA 92105 (map)

The meeting is at 4089 Fairmount Ave, San Diego, CA 92105 co-located with the AjA Project, and parking is also available at the adjoining Southern Sudanese and East African Community Centers on Fairmount Ave.

Call or email (619) 900-4751

As we aim to increase the number of women in elected and board positions, one of the first places to start is in increasing the pipeline of women seeking office and appointments. Women need access to successful female elected officials and role models to further increase women’s political involvement.

“The challenge with changing the structure and system is that you have politics that plays into all of this,” Vargas says. “It’s very difficult to go against party lines and make these bold changes.”

Please join this conversation with Nora on Monday 17 August, 7pm at 4089 Fairmount Ave, San Diego, CA 92105.

  • Chair of the Board, Hispanics Organized for Political Equality (HOPE)
  • Governing Board Member at Southwestern Community College District
  • Vice President of Community Engagement at Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest

Nora E. Vargas is an accomplished public affairs and political management professional, with over fourteen years of experience working with government entities, NGO’s, foundations, corporations, grass tops and grassroots organizing.

Nora is a graduate of the University of San Francisco. She has completed graduate work in both Public Administration and Latin American Studies at San Diego State University and has a Master’s Degree from Claremont Graduate University.

Growing up in the Tijuana-San Diego region, Nora Vargas’ mother and father (an economist and professor) stressed to their four children the importance of education. Vargas took it to heart, graduated from the University of San Francisco with a bachelor’s degree in politics, got an advanced degree, and today has forged a life of public service.

By the age of 39, Vargas has been a community representative for a U.S. Congressman and an appointee in the U.S. Selected Service in the Clinton Administration. She was also executive director of the Latino Issues Forum and founding director of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs for the city of Los Angeles. Her board service includes Hispanas Organized for Political Equality and the Parent Institute for Quality Education.

What drives her? “My passion for social justice.”

We’ll also hear from I Love a Clean San Diego about the Coastal Cleanup Day, Sep 19.

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