The San Diego Refugee Forum has six task forces. Members who are interested in participating in a task force are encouraged to join. Please contact the task force chair for more information.
The Advocacy Task Force aims to create inclusive communities and strong local economies through collaborative advocacy and civic engagement.
Rebecca Miranda, PANA, Rebecca.firstname.lastname@example.org
Casey Myers, email@example.com
New resource: View the Advocacy Task Force's Candidate Scorecard for the November 2018 Elections
The Employment Task Force address employment issues facing refugees and asylees in San Diego. Our goal is to increase the refugee and asylee employment rates throughout the county.
Ilena Gudino, Jewish Family Services, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deona Dorsey, San Diego Metro Career Centers, DeonaDorsey@workforce.org
The Health Task Force's goal is to improve the health of refugees, asylees and San Diego at large. They do this by spreading information about wellness throughout the community and developing strategies to navigate our rapidly changing health care system.
Simin Khadivi, email@example.com
Spshelle Faith Rutledge, Spshelle.Rutledge@gmail.com
Join the Health Task Force Google Group
World Refugee Day Planning Committee
The World Refugee Day Planning Committee promotes awareness of the Forum and the refugee community in San Diego by organizing the annual World Refugee Day Celebration in June.
Laurel Dalsted, International Recuse Committee, Laurel.Dalsted@rescue.org
Join the World Refugee Day Planning Committee Google Group
The Domestic Violence Task Force addresses issues facing persons fleeing war and violent conflict in San Diego. Our goal is to educate the San Diego community about these issues and
direct the Forum's advocacy efforts to change public policy.
Carolyne Ouya [firstname.lastname@example.org]
The Asylum Task Force identifies issues faced by asylum seekers and asylees in San Diego, facilitate the education of the San Diego community about these issues, and spearhead the Forum’s advocacy efforts and involvement in public policy making around those issues.
The Asylum Task Force is currently on hiatus. If you are interested in Co-Chairing this task force, please contact the Refugee Forum officers.
Task Force Meetings
Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Location: Alliance for African Assistance
5952 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92115
World Refugee Day
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM
5348 University Avenue #205
San Diego, CA 92105
4089 Fairmount Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105
Time: 10:00-11:30 PM
Location: Little House- 131 Avocado Ave. El Cajon, CA 92020
Time: 3:30 PM
Location: South Metro Career Center
4389 Imperial Avenue
San Diego, CA 92113