Jacob Center, Southeast San Diego
What is the Women Who Change The Game Awards Celebration?
The annual event is seated, plated luncheon and awards banquet to honor the women driving the progressive movement in San Diego. This banquet gathers the individuals and organizations who support the women of the progressive movement to celebrate their achievements and collective power.
ABOUT THE CAUSE
Flip the Script:The Future Is Female is a new podcast hosted by Nicole Capretz of Climate Action Campaign (CAC) and Ismahan Abdullahi of the Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans (PANA). Nicole and Ismahan engage in conversations with cutting-edge thought leaders and agents of change who share their ideas for how we can move forward as an inclusive, progressive, and equitable San Diego.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT SUPPORT FLIP THE SCRIPT:
Climate Action Campaign has a simple mission: to stop climate change. The only way to achieve this goal is to fight change from the ground up as part of one movement for social, economic, racial and environmental justice. We need experienced advocates and trained community members at the local, state, and national levels promoting relevant, achievable, and legally binding climate policies. Learn more at http://www.climateactioncampaign.org
Led by the communities it serves, The Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans (PANA) amplifies refugee voices in San Diego County to increase their visibility and impact. PANA is building a more powerful community of former refugee and newcomer families better equipped to take on rising authoritarianism and inequity, including heightened anti-refugee sentiments and renewed attacks against refugee communities, immigrants, Muslims, blacks, Latinos and women. Learn more at https://www.panasd.org
WHY THIS PODCAST?
Following the devastating and racially charged election results at the federal level, PANA’s Ramla Sahid knew she needed reinvigorate her community and bolster San Diego residents for the bigger fight to come, as well as broaden and strengthen the partnerships with non-traditional allies.
That’s when Nicole Capretz, Executive Director of Climate Action Campaign, approached Ramla and Ismahan Abdullahi at PANA with an idea to grow a new partnership focused on highlighting the women — particularly women of color — as fearless leaders taking on the traditional power brokers and transforming outdated institutions and systems in San Diego and beyond. The podcast is meant to tell the personal stories of the women breaking barriers and helping to inspire other women to step into their power to affect change.
MEET THIS YEAR’S FEATURED GUEST
We are thrilled to welcome global game-changer Ibtihaj Muhammad to feature at our 2nd annual awards celebration!
She is not only the first female Muslim-American athlete to earn an Olympic medal, but also an author and entrepreneur, and the inspiration for the first Barbie in hijab.
Thank you to our generous sponsors!
2018 Host Committee
Hon. Barbara Bry
Council President Pro Tem (San Diego District 1)
President, Biotechnology Management Consultants
Mora Dow Consulting
Haeggquist & Eck, LLP
Assistant Executive Director, UDW/AFSCME Local 3930
President & CEO, Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest
Executive Director, Angels Foster Family Network