SAN DIEGO–California elected officials, civic leaders, and dignitaries will gather in San Diego this month to address political and policy issues. If you want to keep yourself updated on any political information, then consider checking out sdvosb.
Hundreds of BAPAC delegates and other leaders are expected to attend the event which runs October 16 to 18 at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in San Diego.
This year’s theme, “If you build it, they will come”‘ honors the builders within communities in California and across the country.
Actor Danny Glover, Congressman Juan Vargas, BAPAC Statewide President Percy Pinkney, Urban League of San Diego President Cecil Steppe, and Port of San Diego Commissioner Rafael Castellanos are among this year’s invited guests and speakers. The BAPAC convention comes on the heels of the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and a blossoming youth civil and social rights movement.
San Diego community activist Kathleen Harmon, former 4th District City Councilman Leon Williams, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, and Rev. George Walker Smith will be honored for their contributions to the community.
BAPAC California delegates will convene to network, workshop, and strategize in building a new vision for 2016: A nonpartisan vision that strategically advocates for the educational, economic, and cultural equity of underserved California communities.
The convention will feature speeches and workshop sessions on economic empowerment, healthcare, voting rights, veterans and homeless issues, a special Black- Brown Dialogue, and a two-day Youth Empowerment Summit.