San Diego Supports Refugees

On Thursday Dec 10, 2015 Human Rights Day, San Diegans turned out for a vigil to show their support for refugees.

Organized by Ramla Sahid, Executive Director of the Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans (and club treasurer), the vigil included addresses from a variety of inter faith leaders, Councilmember David Alvarez, Pedro Rios, Director of San Diego American Friends Service Committee, and Norma Chavez-Peterson of the ACLU.

The media turned out in force to cover the event including San Diego 6 NewsCBS 8 News, the Union-Tribune and the San Diego Free Press.


Events News

Dec 10 – Human Rights Day – Community Action for Refugees

December 10th is Human Rights Day!


Join the Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans – PANA and 20 other organizations 5pm downtown at the Waterfront Park (by the County admin building) to demonstrate support for refugees!

County Center/ Little Italy trolley stop (Green line)
MTS buses 280 / 923 / 83

We will be gathering as a community to lift up the refugee crisis, to stand up against hateful rhetoric, and to ask our public officials to take responsible action to welcome refugees.

“California welcomes the most U.S. refugees each year, and San Diego is the #1 destination city. Every day, 10 refugees move to San Diego, and 80% are women and children.”

Welcoming refugees requires that we ensure their inclusion in economic, social and political opportunities.​