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KPBS and the National Conflict Resolution Center present Community Heroes, honoring individuals who give selflessly to build civility and community in San Diego.

Questions about the Community Heroes project? Contact Clare Pister, KPBS Community Engagement Manager, at (619) 594-2487 or

Human Trafficking

Join The Community Conversation On Human Trafficking

Wednesday, October 2 2019 6 p.m.

SDSU Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center

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What can we do as a community to prevent human trafficking? Participate in a facilitated discussion led by the National Conflict Resolution Center. Tell us your thoughts and solutions. Buki Domingos, board chair of Activist San Diego, will be featured in an in-person interview ...

Singer And Activist Buki Domingos Named A KPBS Community Hero For Raising Awareness About Human Trafficking

Buki Domingos, a professional singer, uses her voice in song and speeches to educate about human trafficking.

What is Community Heroes?

In January 2017, KPBS and the National Conflict Resolution Center were pleased to launch a new local initiative: Community Heroes. The goal of Community Heroes is to honor ordinary individuals who give selflessly to benefit their community and have actively made it a better place.

KPBS and NCRC seek nominations for heroes from the public based on topics, ranging from health to poverty, from inequity to the environment. Four heroes are chosen annually, with the first honored in the spring of 2017. In selecting the honorees, a committee of volunteers look for individuals who embody service and selflessness, who have shown a commitment to effectively collaborating with those around them, and who reflect the diversity of our region.

See a full list of the Community Heroes.

Archive of Local Heroes

Community Heroes is a continuation of a program called Local Heroes, a partnership between KPBS and Union Bank. The program ran from 1998 - 2016 and was structured around heritage months, honoring individuals who were and are making a difference in sixteen diverse communities in San Diego.

Click here to see an archive of the remarkable San Diegans who were honored as Local Heroes in the past.