When

Thursday, December 7, 2023 from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM PST
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US Grant Hotel 
326 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
 

 
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Kea Hagan 
Urban League of San Diego County 
619-994-6421 
kea@sdul.org 

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Kea Hagan 
Urban League of San Diego County 
619-994-6421 
kea@sdul.org 

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  • UC San Diego
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2023 Annual Meeting and Diversity Awards 

Dear Partners and Friends of the Urban League, 

As our organization celebrates 70 years of service, we must reflect on the need for an organization that provides both direct services and civil rights in a Country experiencing extremism from the far-right conservative political spectrum.  The Urban League of San Diego County is needed now more than ever. 

Earlier, the Florida Board of Education approved a controversial new K-12 curriculum for African American history, which erases Florida’s role in slavery and oppression, blames the victims, and declares that African Americans who endured slavery benefitted from the horrific and torturous institution. 

In June, the Supreme Court's decision to reverse affirmative action in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard University and Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina. The radical judgments of the Supreme Court to overturn affirmative action in the college admissions process were disheartening. The conservative-majority court erased decades of momentous progress. The effects of this decision will further perpetuate the deep and structural racism in this country.   

We must highlight the continued fight needed for social justice on behalf of African Americans and other marginalized communities.  Since 1953, the Urban League of San Diego County (ULSDC) has been committed to serving low-to-moderate-income people of color and their families. We have accomplished some fantastic results, recently, in the areas of education, housing, financial asset building, and re-entry for very low to moderate-income populations.  

Our organization will celebrate the success of our programmatic impacts and regional leaders who symbolize the importance of diversity, inclusion, and equity at the Annual Meeting & Holiday Celebration of Diversity & Equity Awards, Thursday, December 7, 2023, at 6 p.m., at the US Grant Hotel.  This event helps our organization raise the funds needed to support our programs so that we can continue to positively impact and empower our participants in helping themselves secure the American Dream of education, economic stability, sustainable housing, and equal rights.   

The annual program will provide an opportunity for you and your organization to connect with at least 200 corporate and community leaders, as well as young professionals, which is a very attractive market.  For 70 years, the Urban League of San Diego County has assisted African Americans and other under-represented populations in San Diego County to achieve social and economic equality through advocacy, bridge building, program services, and research.  Last year, the ULSDC served 7,000 plus individuals (women, men, youth, seniors, and small business owners) through various programs that stabilized and improved the lives of disadvantaged and underserved households and individuals.  Please attend and confirm your partnership with our program while discovering our successful impact on the community.  Find out how you can get involved.  Come on December 7th and celebrate the achievements of individuals and organizations influencing our region. 

It would be an honor to have you participate as a partner on this occasion.  Your presence and participation will greatly enhance the success of our event and programs.  Please email us your logo. Also, please let us know the contact information for the point of contact in your office.  In closing, should you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with our office at (619) 994-6421, visit www.sdul.org, or email kea@sdul.org.      We look forward to seeing you there as we continue “empowering communities and changing lives.” 

Sincerely, 

 Al Abdallah 

President & CEO 

 

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