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October, 2020

ABC KGTV (10News.com) October 5, 2020

Encinitas collective supports Black-owned businesses

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A new collective in the the north county is dedicated to Black-owned business. The recently opened store was started by the organization “Encinitas4Equality” and features more than a dozen local retailers.

September, 2020

NBC 7, San Diego (nbcsandiego.com) September 24, 2020

Racial Equality Movement in Encinitas

Encinitas4Equality, a new North County-based nonprofit has officially opened its doors as a community gathering space and retail showcase for Black artists and businesses. NBC 7’s Jackie Crea has more.

Patch (patch.com), September 23, 2020

Encinitas4Equality opens community gathering space and Black Collective in Encinitas

Encinitas4Equality has officially opened its doors as a community gathering space and retail showcase for Black artists and businesses.

Encinitas Advocate (encinitasadvocate.com) September 22, 2020

Encinitas4Equality opens community gathering space and Black Collective in Encinitas

Encinitas4Equality (E4E), a new North County-based grassroots nonprofit, officially opened its doors last week to bring “a much-needed, safe gathering space and retail showcase for Black individuals and businesses,” according to a news release.

NBC 7, San Diego (nbcsandiego.com) September 21, 2020

Encinitas4Equality opens community gathering space and Black Collective in Encinitas

Encinitas4Equality, a new North County-based nonprofit, announced Monday it has officially opened its doors as a community gathering space and retail showcase for Black artists and businesses.

SDA Mustang Website (sdamustang.com), September 14, 2020;
Reprinted in the LA Times, HS Insider (highschool.latimes.co) September 15, 2020

Encinitas4Equality youth leaders insist on implementing race and equity education in SDUHSD

What began as nightly vigils and peaceful protests at the Cardiff Kook, Encinitas4Equality evolved into a nonprofit organization to support Black residents and address systemic racism.

KPBS (kpbs.org) September 15, 2020

Encinitas4Equality Strive To Empower Black Community In North County

A new organization supporting the Black community in North County officially opened its doors Tuesday. Encinitas4Equality gives Black vendors space for their businesses and offers programs for underprivileged youth.

August, 2020

Coast News (thecoastnews.com) August 26, 2020

Encinitas concedes likely need for additional affordable housing sites

Based on initial development proposals, sites that Encinitas told the state could support affordable housing will produce many fewer affordable units than projected, despite likely yielding more units overall.

Del Mar Times (delmartimes.net) August 25, 2020

Students protest for San Dieguito to address racial inequities, inclusion

On Aug. 14, students and parents protested in front of San Dieguito Academy High School in Encinitas, demanding that the San Dieguito Union High School District listen to the voices of its community members and that racism, diversity and inclusion are made a priority by the school board.

FOX KSWB (fox5sandiego.com) August 15, 2020

North County students protest to demand racial equality

Students, parents and teachers gathered Friday at San Dieguito Academy to protest what organizers call the school board’s lack of action on concerns raised over social justice reforms. “We want them to make changes to the schools and their curriculum to be more inclusive and inviting to all cultures,” student Aya Jaffer said. Students shared stories of racist encounters with fellow students, including the use of incendiary language.

CBS KMFB (cbs8.com) August 14, 2020

Encinitas students protest alleged discrimination at high school district

Students are demanding that San Dieguito Union High School District create a more inclusive curriculum and more support for students. Organizers with the group, Equality4Encinitas, said they contacted the district numerous times since July, hoping to get this issue on the district board’s meeting agenda. They said they were told that due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there is no time to address their concerns.

San Diego Union tribune, August 9, 2020

Coronado schools face racial reckoning

School districts nationwide are being pressured to fix racial inequities. In Coronado, where nine out of 10 residents are White, 4,500 signed a petition.

“Colonial Day” is a long-running tradition in the Coronado Unified School District. Every January, fifth-graders dress in colonial garb and participate in activities like candle-making, cross-stitching and military drills, to learn what life was like prior to America’s founding. But it wasn’t fun for Mercedes Hayes. Hayes, now a 21-year-old bi-racial graduate from Coronado Unified, remembers wanting to stay home from school on Colonial Day. “I remember kids asking me if I was gonna be a slave,” said Hayes, whose mother is White and father is Black. Students, parents and recent alumni like Hayes are calling for a racial reckoning in the school district of Coronado.

ABC KGTV (10News.com) August 5, 2020

Neighbors quickly rip down white supremacist stickers

SAN MARCOS, Calif. (KGTV) — Kelley Keatly and her husband were walking in their San Marcos neighborhood Wednesday morning when something caught their attention. They noticed a red sticker stuck to an electrical box. When they looked closer, they saw a message of hate, one that read: “The symbol of white resistance.” The sticker included a link to a website filled with hatred – towards Jews, African Americans, and the LGBTQ community.

Keatly took the sticker and posted an image of it on a neighborhood Facebook page. Melissa Burgess saw the post and then found four – on electric boxes and traffic lights, including ones near San Elijo Elementary and Middle schools, where her children attend.

runners-world-run-for-breonnaRunner’s World (runnersworld.com, August 7, 2020)

This Movement Will Run Until There’s Justice for Breonna Taylor

Running as a form of protest is a moving advertisement. You can create more awareness that way. Say her name. Now, say it again. That’s been the message at each Run for Breonna run in San Diego, led by Gina Wickstead and Nicol Hodges, in the wake of the widespread protests against systemic racism and police brutality in America.

 

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