Local Community Organizations
Friday, April 13, 2012
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry in the U.S. and abroad through information, education, legislation, and advocacy. ADL serves as a resource for government, media, law enforcement, educators and the public. The immediate object of the League is to stop, by appeals to reason and conscience and, if necessary, by appeals to law, the defamation of the Jewish people. Its ultimate purpose is to secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike and to put an end forever to unjust and unfair discrimination against and ridicule of any sect or body of citizens.
Founded by Enrique Morones in 1986, Border Angels is a non-profit organization supporting humanity. The organization consists of extraordinary volunteers who want to stop unnecessary deaths of individuals traveling through the Imperial Valley desert areas and the mountain areas surrounding San Diego County, as well as the areas located around the United States and Mexican border. The high percentage of unnecessary deaths have been results of extreme heat and cold weather conditions, in addition some have sadly been the results of racial-discrimination crimes.
Friends of Friendship Park
Friends of Friendship Park is a coalition of individuals and organizations who cares about Friendship Park and Border issues. Friendship Park is located within the Border Field State Park in San Diego California. Established in 1974, the park encompassed four hundred eighteen acres of land in the Tijuana Estuary to enhance public access to its natural and cultural features. In 1971 Pat Nixon, the wife of President Richard Nixon, commemorated this beautiful spot as friendship park or parque de amistad, a place where friends and family could meet, despite nationality.
San Diego Public Library System
The San Diego Public Library System serves the residents of the City of San Diego, which encompasses an area of 342 square miles. The Library System consists of the Central Library, 35 branch libraries, and the adult literacy program office (READ/San Diego). The Department serves the educational, cultural, business, and recreational needs of San Diego's diverse communities through its collection of more than 3.4 million books and audio-visual materials, 4,012 periodical subscriptions, 1.6 million government documents, and over 265,000 books in 25 languages other than English. Electronic access is provided to the library catalog and many index and full-text databases in all library facilities and via the Internet
San Diego-Tijuana Border Initiative
The San Diego-Tijuana Border Initiative is a nonprofit rganization whose mission is to encourage closer collaboration among social and community service providers with the specific intent of promoting public health policy development for issues of importance to the border region
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