Building Change and Peace: Standing in the Gap & Just and Moral Governance
October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
San Diego Rotary’s Peace Prize will be awarded during the October 1 meeting and this year’s award focuses on social justice in matters relating to race and equity. The annual peace award is designed to honor achievements that promote awareness and actions aligned with Rotary’s Mission Statement: to help build goodwill and peace in the world.
The Peace Committee has selected two organizations to be awarded for their significant contributions toward building peace in 2020:
Standing in the Gap is a grassroots organization that brings together retired black law enforcement, the SD County Association of Police Chiefs and Sheriffs and black community and religious leaders to address systematic racism and report on activities that promote peaceful engagement and meaningful change that support racial justice. Representing Standing in the Gap is Chula Vista Chief of Police Roxana Kennedy and Reverend Bryon Barmer, Sr.
Attorney and community advocate Genevieve Jones-Wright serves as the founding Executive Director of Community Advocates for Just and Moral Governance (MoGo), an impact litigation organization in San Diego County whose mission is to hold the government accountable to all people, especially those who have been marginalized by society. MoGo’s sole purpose is to achieve racial and social justice.
Join us for this enlightening conversation with our awardees who will have an opportunity to share their work and how San Diego is finding ways to lead positive change during this pivotal year. It will be a program not to miss!