ABOUT THE RISE NOW SERIES

RISE Now is a virtual program that facilitates important solution-focused conversations relevant to urban communities in the now. These dialogues are designed to highlight the issues, needs of impacted community members, and solutions from those actively engaged with the community. RISE Now focuses on the issues and centers around emerging leaders leaning into the work of real systemic change.

Upcoming Webinars

rise now sunrise series part two education

Sunrise Series | Part 2: Education

As school leaders, teachers, and families continue adjusting plans to the coronavirus, we remain committed to providing our communities with useful resources and information that keep educational equity at the forefront. And yet, these problems didn’t surface overnight. They’ve existed for decades, filtering into classrooms and hurting students along the way. This is an opportunity to move forward. So, what should it look like?

In part two of our four-part “RISE Now: SUNRISE Series,” we will bring top leaders in to discuss the rising educational inequalities and how resident-led policy can mitigate the burden African American students and other students of color face.

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Past Webinars

Emerging Voices of Gen Z

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The Awakening to “Wokeness”

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Black Women of the Movement

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RISE NOW IN THE MEDIA

“Say Our Names: Black Women of the Movement” Webinar

“Say Our Names: Black Women of the Movement” Webinar Educates the Community on Black Liberation


Black women have always been a part of Black liberation. From leading ladies like Ida B. Wells, Ella Baker, and Tarana Burke, to Alicia Garza, Feminista Jones, and Bree Newsome, Black women have led the way to liberation. Why are their voices often missing from today’s Black Lives Matter Movement?

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“Red, Black & Blues” Webinar

“Red, Black & Blues” Webinar Helps San Diego Bring Solidarity to Black Community


The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis ignited widespread Black Lives Matter protests across the country and outrage around the world. As demonstrations against police brutality and white supremacy continue, RISE San Diego is hosting the “Red, Black and Blues” webinar to help the public understand the civil unrest, as well as offer solidarity to the Black community.

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Why is the Black Lives Matter movement important?

Why is the Black Lives Matter movement important?


Like an erupting volcano, the tragic murder of George Floyd is igniting an outpouring of indignation within San Diego’s Black community, which is demanding reform, social justice, and an end to racial inequality through the Black Lives Matter movement.

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