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Think Dignity Takes on Human Trafficking Wed., Dec. 3rd at 5 pm

Think Dignity is proud to take on the heart-wrenching issue of trafficking.  Living in a border town, some of our members have been assessing regional needs and discovered AT LAST (Anti Trafficking Litigation Assistance Support Team), which is launching a free online resource for advocates representing trafficking victims through the legal system. To follow up and finish what we started on August 20th, we are meeting at the law firm of Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins at 655 W. Broadway, Suite 1900, 92101, in downtown San Diego at 5 pm.  We will provide pizza and beverages at 5... Read More

Think Dignity VIP Reception and Winter Survival Pack Launch

Thank you for making our Second Annual Community Picnic (Think Gather Feed) in Balboa Park a huge success!  Because of all the support of our amazing volunteers, supporters, performers, speakers, and co-sponsors, we fed 400 people at the picnic and got great input on the needs of folks with inadequate housing in San Diego.  To celebrate our fabulous volunteers and supporters, we invite you all to a VIP reception on Thursday, November 20th at 6 pm, at the law firm of Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins, 655 W. Broadway, Suite 1900, in downtown San Diego where we will provide drinks... Read More

Think Dignity encourages you to get out and vote!

Think Dignity encourages everyone to get out and voice their choice today by exercising their fundamental right to vote.  Regardless of who you are and what your life circumstances, today is your day to stand up and be heard!  “Election Day is the great equalizer. It is the one day where if all was right in our democracy, it would not matter if a person is rich, poor, black, white, educated or not, we all would have the same amount of power.” — Donita Judge, Ohio staff attorney, Advancement Project, August 13, 2008. Follow this link to find out where you can vote and happy election day... Read More

Think Dignity Ally Brigitte Hosts Monday Night Hour of Power

Title: Think Dignity Ally Brigitte Hosts Monday Night Hour of Power: Energy Healing and Creativity Coaching
Location: 3361 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
Description: Join Brigitte for a mini-treatment (15 minute session) of energetic healing with emphasis on the heart center and creating a new vision for yourself, allowing that which no longer serves you to be released. Enjoy combination of healing methods including Reiki and the Yuen Method. The Yuen Method deals with the core issues of any mental, physical, emotional, psychological block or stagnation.  Service by... Read More

What happens when grandma can't afford groceries or drive anymore?

Blog_ElderlyWoman.jpgOur monthly meeting is next Thurs., Sept. 18th at 7 pm at Audra’s home, 3450 2nd Ave, Unit 25, San Diego 92103 (in Hillcrest/Banker’s Hill at corner of 2nd and Upas).  We’ll be discussing issues facing low-income seniors in San Diego, and Melinda Bell (volunteer coordinator) from Jewish Family Service will speak about the challenges for elderly as they struggle to make ends meet.  With loved... Read More

Join us for Our 2nd Annual Community Picnic October 12th

Join us for a community picnic on Sunday, October 12, 2008, from Noon to 4 p.m. in Balboa Park (6th Ave north of Laurel Street).  This year’s theme is “Local Voices for Community Solutions” to poverty and homelessness.

At the picnic, we’re gathering our members, families and friends to break bread with our homeless neighbors; hear great speakers like long-time homeless advocate Congressman Bob Filner, street guru “Waterman” David Ross, and Shakti Rising’s Shannon Thompson; enjoy performances by local artists including our own Corina Rose, Terry Matsuoka, the Super Sonic Samba... Read More

Team up to plan second annual community picnic Wed., Sept 3rd

It’s almost that time of the year again!  We had a great success at our first annual community picnic and can’t wait for our second, which will take place on Sunday, October 12th in Balboa Park from noon to 4 p.m.  Please come help us plan our fall community picnic to benefit Think Dignity’s homelessness outreach project on Wed., September 3rd, at 6:30 p.m., at Farzeen’s place, 1465 C Street, Unit 3418, San Diego, 92101.  Bring food or drink to share, and we will brainstorm how to repeat and even improve upon the success of last year’s community picnic!  Also, if your organization would... Read More

Think Dignity General Meeting: Intl Rescue Committee

Title: Think Dignity General Meeting: Intl Rescue Committee
Location: Virginia’s place, 2061 Chatsworth Blvd. #5, San Diego, CA 92107
Description: What do Salvador Dali, Gloria Estefan, Albert Einstein, and the Dalai Lama all have in common? They were all refugees. When given an opportunity, refugees do amazing things. Despite the trauma they have endured and the tears they have shed, they are resourceful, resilient, and ready to make a better life for themselves and their children.  The International Rescue Committee works to help refugee like these start their new lives in... Read More

Think Dignity Night Out at the Museum

What: Think Dignity’s Night at the Art Museum
When: July 31, 2008 at 7 pm
Where: San Diego Art Museum (www.sdmart.org)

The Think Dignity will support women in the arts by checking out the San Diego Museum of Art’s exhibitions on Georgia O’Keeffe and Eleanor Antin before picnicking in Balboa Park.  The museum is featuring two exhibitions and a “Screen on the Green” event which will feature the “Shop Around The Corner.”  We’ll meet out on the lawn at 7 pm and eat while collecting donations for the International Rescue Committee/VISTA... Read More

What Do You Think: Needs for Downtown Homeless Community

David Ross, the waterman, is working to bring in port-o-johns on 16th and Island near God’s Extended Hand.  We want to help him also in his efforts to provide water fountains to downtown’s homeless community.  Let us know if you have any ideas or contacts to make this happen.  David also asks for shopping carts to provide community hauling vehicles downtown — these can be used by anyone and will be painted and marked as donated for this purpose.  Blog your comments and suggestions! 

Also click here to see David Ross Proposal for San Diego Homeless Solutions, which asks City... Read More

Think Dignity Participates in Rally for Education

On Saturday, April 19, 2008, Vice-President Virginia S. Loh represented the Think Dignity at a rally for education. Hundreds of community members, mainly educators, protested the Governor’s proposed cuts to education which would terminate much-needed positions and programs. This grassroots event was the brainchild of 2-3 teachers from Hoover High School. This demonstration started in Balboa Park where people gathered at the corner with signs and bullhorns. Then, we marched all the way to City Hall where some students, teachers and parents voiced their concerns to crowds of people.

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Spring into Action Fundraiser at Mellow

Think Dignity celebrated its reception of the Channel 10 Leadership Award (see below) at Mellow Wine Bar in Point Loma. The Think Dignity also announced its new Board and was honored with a speech by Dave Ross, the Waterman. The Think Dignity supported a local grassroots charity, Cinderella’s Attic, which collects prom dresses and accessories for high school girls who need formal attire. The Think Dignity raised over $1,000 at this event.

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