Events

  • Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 06:00 PM · 29 rsvps

    MTS Community Forum in City Heights

    Join us to shape the future of transit in San Diego!

    MTS is considering a measure for 2020 to fund transit-related projects. This forum in City Heights is part of MTS' Elevate SD 2020 plan to engage the many diverse communities of our region to create a shared vision for the future of transportation.

    We will hear from MTS staff about Elevate SD and a potential 2020 ballot measure, and we'll participate in interactive activities and discussion to inform MTS of our priorities for transportation

    This is our opportunity to tell MTS how to spend OUR tax dollars.

  • Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 05:30 PM · $10.00 USD · 1 rsvp
    City Heights Center, 4305 University Ave. Suite 640 San Diego, CA, 92105

    Speaker Series: Climate Scientist Dr. Ramanathan

    How do we fund the Green New Deal?

    Climate Action Campaign, in partnership with Mid-City CAN, is thrilled to present the inaugural San Diego Green New Deal Speaker Series, monthly events featuring experts from throughout the region who are leading the fight for a safe and livable future. 

    Join us as we explore what it will take to achieve a just transition across our region to reach net-zero emissions by 2045. 

    We welcome, as our first speaker, world-renowned climate scientist Dr. Ramanathan, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric and Climate Sciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego.

    How Do We Pay For The Green New Deal?

    The Green New Deal puts forth a sweeping vision of how to solve the climate crisis and fight poverty at the same time, while ensuring a just transition for workers currently employed in fossil fuel industries. Come learn from world-renowned climate scientist Dr. Ramanathan about the nuts and bolts of how we can make the needed investments to transform our society and build an economy that works for everyone, not just the 1%. Get your tickets and read more about Dr. Ramanathan below.

    Report: Phasing out fossil fuels could save 3.6 million lives per year

    About Dr. Ramanthan

    Dr. Veerabhadran Ramanathan is a Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric and Climate Sciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. He discovered the greenhouse effect of cholorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in 1975 and showed that a ton of CFC-11 and CFC-12 has greater global warming effect than 10000 tons of CO2. This discovery established non-CO2 gases as a major contributor to planet warming and also enabled the Montreal protocol to become the first successful climate mitigation policy. For this work, he was awarded the Tyler Prize in 2009. In 1980, he was one of the first to statistically predict that global warming would be detected above the background noise by 2000—later verified by the IPCC-UN in 2001. (full bio)

     

    Tickets: $20
    Mid-City CAN discounted ticket rate: $10

     

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  • Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 06:00 PM · $25.00 USD · 6 rsvps
    Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation

    30th Anniversary Event

    Rising to New Heights:
    Celebrating 30 Years of Neighborhood Action, Regional Impact

    Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation | November 14, 2019 | 6-10 pm | Sponsorship Opportunities

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    Join us for a historical evening when 200 of San Diego’s most respected civic visionaries, community leaders, and business partners will come together to celebrate 30 years of Mid-City CAN advocacy, collaboration, and organizing! 

    At this event, we not only want to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Mid-City CAN with its regional advocacy impulse, but also look to the future for the next 30 years of building power and advancing equity for City Heights and communities alike, throughout San Diego and Southern California!

    Awards Ceremony
    Throughout the evening, we will honor the work and efforts of legislative, advocacy, and community organizing champions! Cast your vote for the following People's Awards: Legacy, Youth, Heart of City Heights, Directors, Ally of the Year.

    Nominations for this year's People's Awards commence May 25, 2019!

    About Mid-City CAN
    Mid-City CAN is a local advocacy network rooted in neighborhood action that impacts our whole region. Since 1989, Mid-City CAN has worked to promote social equity and justice and has helped to support initiatives which affect public policy on a range of critical issues. Even though we are growing and looking to new horizons, our work is only possible through the power of community members and their love for City Heights.

    Sponsor Rising to New Heights! 

    Our sponsors are essential to our fundraising efforts, and every dollar raised during Mid-City CAN’s 30th Anniversary will positively impact your community.

    Each sponsorship opportunity offers the benefits of exclusive marketing, valued networking with other community-minded individuals and the satisfaction of knowing your involvement will help foster the next generation of campaign work.

    We invite you to read the full sponsorship package and review the sponsorship packages and recognition benefits available from $1,250 through to $15,000. We are happy to provide a customized experience for all sponsors!

    As an alternative to cash sponsorship, if your company has a product or service to offer that would benefit Mid-City CAN’s 30th Anniversary, we would appreciate your support.

    Please contact Griselda Ramirez, sponsorship committee chair, at sponsor@midcitycan.org.

     

    Special Thanks to Our 2019 Rising to New Heights Sponsors!