• San Diego Activist Disappears In Mexico After Begging For Help On Facebook Live

    San Diego migrant rights activist Hugo Castro is missing in Mexico after pleading for help in a Facebook Live video on Thursday. He’s one of the most high-profile U-S citizens to disappear in Mexico, where more than 10 thousand people are missing. KPBS Fronteras reporter Jean Guerrero has the story

    published: 17 Apr 2017
  • Activist faces 13 years in jail for chalking sidewalk

    San Diego activist Jeff Olson is facing up to 13 years in jail for chalking up anti-bank messages in front of three financial institutions in Southern California. Around the country, chalk is becoming the go to medium for expressing the First Amendment. So is this free speech or vandalism? Artist Alex Schaeffer helps us differentiate between the two. Find RT America in your area: http://rt.com/where-to-watch/ Or watch us online: http://rt.com/on-air/rt-america-air/ Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTAmerica Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_America

    published: 28 Jun 2013
  • San Diego teen commits suicide after bullying over embarrassing video

    14-year-old Matthew Burdette committed suicide after classmates tormented him over an embarrassing video of him in the bathroom. His family is considering legal action against the school. Vinita Nair reports.

    published: 16 Jul 2014
  • Man sentenced for killing activist

    The mother of the man who killed an activist begged the grieving family to forgive her son. ◂ San Diego's News Source - 10News, KGTV, delivers the latest breaking news, weather forecasts, video on demand and live video streaming straight to you, keeping you in touch anywhere, any time. It's the best way to keep informed and connected to your community wherever and whenever you want backed by the resources of 10News - San Diego, California. For more download the 10News mobile app: iPhone: http://bit.ly/iOS-kgtv Android: http://bit.ly/kgtv-android

    published: 31 Aug 2016
  • USA: SAN DIEGO: ACTIVIST HARRY WU LEADS HUMAN RIGHTS MARCH

    English/Nat Human rights activist Harry Wu participated in the International Human Rights Day in San Diego, California on Wednesday. The Chinese dissident was introduced by a former Ugandan political prisoner. SOUNDBITE: (English) "The prominent dissident Jingsheng got a release. This is the victory of the human rights advocates' tireless fighting. And I think many of you endorsed the paper, endorsed the letter for a free Jingsheng. Finally, the Chinese government has backed up, they have to back up, they are weakening, but that Jingsheng got free does not mean that Chinese human records have improved. This is an old trick. They are all the time using people as hostages." SUPER CAPTION: Harry Wu, Chinese dissident SOUNDBITE: (English) "Does not matter your race, it does not ...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • Teenage Activist Speaks Out to Inspire Change

    Victoria Pannell may only be 17 years old, but that hasn’t stopped her from leaving her mark on the world through activism and social justice. Pannell has been a vocal figure on a variety of issues ranging from stemming the K2 epidemic to calling for relief for victims of Hurricane Katrina. One issue, however, stands above the rest. At 13 years old, Victoria decided to dedicate her life to help end child sex trafficking. Since then, she’s appeared in public service announcements, raised awareness on social media, and was even invited to give a TedTalk in San Diego on the topic. MetroFocus’ Ilana Schwartz spoke to teen activist Victoria Pannell about what inspires her to use her voice to change the world around her, and how she’s encouraging her peers to do the same.

    published: 28 Dec 2016
  • Anne Hoiberg, San Diego Women's Hall of Fame Activist & Creator of Structural Change 2012

    After earning her Masters in Psychology from San Diego State University, she began working as a research psychologist at the Naval Health Research Center. Over the next 25 years, Anne wrote over 130 scientific articles and presented at more than 90 conferences around the world. She worked on women's health issues, women in the military, domestic violence, alcohol abuse, stress-related disease, and the role of the military in society. Anne has written two books, Women and the World of Work and Women as New "Manpower." She served as associate editor for Psychological Reports and Armed Forces and Society and was asked to conduct sexual harassment prevention seminars. She led the workshop "Women and Political Participation" at AWID in Washington, D.C., at the Fourth World Conference on Women i...

    published: 02 Apr 2012
  • Rita Sanchez, San Diego Women's Hall of Fame, 2011 Activist

    Rita Sanchez has been a pioneer of Chicana empowerment since the 1960s. In 1974, Rita was the first woman to be hired as a full-time tenured faculty in the Mexican American Department at San Diego State University (SDSU) and in 1990 at San Diego Mesa College (Mesa). By 1976 she was working almost full time in two areas: as a professor at SDSU and as a Ph.D Candidate on a Ford Foundation Fellowship at the University of California, San Diego. At SDSU, Rita pioneered the first Chicana journal -- Visiones de la Mujer. She also hosted presentations and receptions for various important figures in Chicano Studies like Dolores Huerta and Gracia Molina de Pick. Following her nearly ten years at SDSU, she founded one of the first Chicano/Latino art galleries with Mario Acevedo. The Chicana studi...

    published: 23 Apr 2012
  • Global activist Naomi Tutu speaks in San Diego

    The daughter of South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu gave a presentation as part of San Diego Women's Week. ◂ San Diego's News Source - 10News, KGTV, delivers the latest breaking news, weather forecasts, video on demand and live video streaming straight to you, keeping you in touch anywhere, any time. It's the best way to keep informed and connected to your community wherever and whenever you want backed by the resources of 10News - San Diego, California. For more download the 10News mobile app: iPhone: http://bit.ly/iOS-kgtv Android: http://bit.ly/kgtv-android

    published: 07 Apr 2015
  • UC San Diego & You: Dayo Gore, Ph.D.

    Dayo Gore, Ph.D., Scholar of 20th Century Black Women’s Radicalism UC San Diego & You (San Diego) Dayo F. Gore is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies and the Critical Gender Studies program. She is also founder and co-convener of the Black Studies Project@UCSD and a member of the Consortium for Black Studies in California multi-campus research grant funded by the UC’s office of the President. Dr. Gore earned a Ph.D. in History from New York University and has previously taught at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She is one of a new generation of young scholars active in preserving and exploring the infrequently chronicled history of 20th-century black women’s radicalism, in the US and beyond. She is the author of Radicalism at the Crossroads: African Ame...

    published: 22 Jun 2016
  • Black And Chicano Students Fight Injustice Together At San Diego City College

    Joanie Lopez, president of the San Diego City College chapter of Mecha and Aaron Harvey, co-founder, Justice4SD3 talk with Evening Edition Host Peggy Pico about a new spirit of cooperation between their activist groups.

    published: 19 Oct 2015
  • Wilson Cruz Actor, Activist, & Awardee

    Filmed at the Nickys Award ceremony in San Diego California. Get to know Wilson Cruz's passion for the equal rights of all.

    published: 07 Sep 2013
  • Activist San Diego Skit?

    Tom Greco Evening on our Economy

    published: 20 Mar 2012
  • San Diego Chalk Activist faces up to 13 years in prison for vandalism

    Seriously, this dude used washable chalk to protest a bank on a sidewalk and now faces a long time in jail as a result. Gotta love America.

    published: 02 Jul 2013
  • Sea World Public DEBATE with Animal Activist Scientists recorded on 6/5/2014

    Since the release of the 2013 documentary "Blackfish," SeaWorld has tried everything in its power to divert attention away from its shady business operation, which most recently, has included the use of psychoactive drugs on its orcas and the impregnation of ANOTHER female orca before her appropriate breeding age. Open letters denouncing "Blackfish" were penned, videos from SeaWorld supporters were released, and the entertainment giant even created its own volunteer "Truth Team," to show the world that SeaWorld isn't guilty of anything and to protect our "privilege" of "experiencing marine mammals up close in ways that are educational, inspirational and that advance science." So, let's get this straight — we now have a right to take away another's chance at freedom because we are "pri...

    published: 06 Jun 2014
  • Tanja Winter, San Diego Women's Hall of Fame Activist 2007

    Tanja Winter has been a tireless activist and organizer for peace and justice in San Diego for 35 years. Since her childhood escape from Nazi Germany, she has been a community activist and coalition leader who pounded the pavement and government offices for equal rights, empowerment, prison reform, global disarmament, environmental protection and peace. Her commitment to world peace led her to some of the most effective anti-nuclear demonstrations and world conferences in the past half century. For example, "Women Strike for Peace" began in 1961 when thousands of women left their restricted boundaries of home and job for a one-day strike against nuclear arms. This led to a nation-wide movement that was so effective that the House Un-American Activities Committee summoned the WSP leaders fo...

    published: 19 Apr 2012
San Diego Activist Disappears In Mexico After Begging For Help On Facebook Live

San Diego Activist Disappears In Mexico After Begging For Help On Facebook Live

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San Diego migrant rights activist Hugo Castro is missing in Mexico after pleading for help in a Facebook Live video on Thursday. He’s one of the most high-profile U-S citizens to disappear in Mexico, where more than 10 thousand people are missing. KPBS Fronteras reporter Jean Guerrero has the story
https://wn.com/San_Diego_Activist_Disappears_In_Mexico_After_Begging_For_Help_On_Facebook_Live
Activist faces 13 years in jail for chalking sidewalk

Activist faces 13 years in jail for chalking sidewalk

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  • Updated: 28 Jun 2013
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San Diego activist Jeff Olson is facing up to 13 years in jail for chalking up anti-bank messages in front of three financial institutions in Southern California. Around the country, chalk is becoming the go to medium for expressing the First Amendment. So is this free speech or vandalism? Artist Alex Schaeffer helps us differentiate between the two. Find RT America in your area: http://rt.com/where-to-watch/ Or watch us online: http://rt.com/on-air/rt-america-air/ Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTAmerica Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_America
https://wn.com/Activist_Faces_13_Years_In_Jail_For_Chalking_Sidewalk
San Diego teen commits suicide after bullying over embarrassing video

San Diego teen commits suicide after bullying over embarrassing video

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14-year-old Matthew Burdette committed suicide after classmates tormented him over an embarrassing video of him in the bathroom. His family is considering legal action against the school. Vinita Nair reports.
https://wn.com/San_Diego_Teen_Commits_Suicide_After_Bullying_Over_Embarrassing_Video
Man sentenced for killing activist

Man sentenced for killing activist

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  • Updated: 31 Aug 2016
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The mother of the man who killed an activist begged the grieving family to forgive her son. ◂ San Diego's News Source - 10News, KGTV, delivers the latest breaking news, weather forecasts, video on demand and live video streaming straight to you, keeping you in touch anywhere, any time. It's the best way to keep informed and connected to your community wherever and whenever you want backed by the resources of 10News - San Diego, California. For more download the 10News mobile app: iPhone: http://bit.ly/iOS-kgtv Android: http://bit.ly/kgtv-android
https://wn.com/Man_Sentenced_For_Killing_Activist
USA: SAN DIEGO: ACTIVIST HARRY WU LEADS HUMAN RIGHTS MARCH

USA: SAN DIEGO: ACTIVIST HARRY WU LEADS HUMAN RIGHTS MARCH

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  • Updated: 21 Jul 2015
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English/Nat Human rights activist Harry Wu participated in the International Human Rights Day in San Diego, California on Wednesday. The Chinese dissident was introduced by a former Ugandan political prisoner. SOUNDBITE: (English) "The prominent dissident Jingsheng got a release. This is the victory of the human rights advocates' tireless fighting. And I think many of you endorsed the paper, endorsed the letter for a free Jingsheng. Finally, the Chinese government has backed up, they have to back up, they are weakening, but that Jingsheng got free does not mean that Chinese human records have improved. This is an old trick. They are all the time using people as hostages." SUPER CAPTION: Harry Wu, Chinese dissident SOUNDBITE: (English) "Does not matter your race, it does not matter the color of your skin, does not matter if you are rich or poor, it does not matter if you are educated or uneducated, if you are a human being you deserve the rights." SUPER CAPTION: Harry Wu, Chinese dissident You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b0c59abaef1159ad06565a83eb35c848 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
https://wn.com/USA_San_Diego_Activist_Harry_Wu_Leads_Human_Rights_March
Teenage Activist Speaks Out to Inspire Change

Teenage Activist Speaks Out to Inspire Change

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  • Updated: 28 Dec 2016
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Victoria Pannell may only be 17 years old, but that hasn’t stopped her from leaving her mark on the world through activism and social justice. Pannell has been a vocal figure on a variety of issues ranging from stemming the K2 epidemic to calling for relief for victims of Hurricane Katrina. One issue, however, stands above the rest. At 13 years old, Victoria decided to dedicate her life to help end child sex trafficking. Since then, she’s appeared in public service announcements, raised awareness on social media, and was even invited to give a TedTalk in San Diego on the topic. MetroFocus’ Ilana Schwartz spoke to teen activist Victoria Pannell about what inspires her to use her voice to change the world around her, and how she’s encouraging her peers to do the same.
https://wn.com/Teenage_Activist_Speaks_Out_To_Inspire_Change
Anne Hoiberg, San Diego Women's Hall of Fame Activist & Creator of Structural Change 2012

Anne Hoiberg, San Diego Women's Hall of Fame Activist & Creator of Structural Change 2012

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  • Updated: 02 Apr 2012
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After earning her Masters in Psychology from San Diego State University, she began working as a research psychologist at the Naval Health Research Center. Over the next 25 years, Anne wrote over 130 scientific articles and presented at more than 90 conferences around the world. She worked on women's health issues, women in the military, domestic violence, alcohol abuse, stress-related disease, and the role of the military in society. Anne has written two books, Women and the World of Work and Women as New "Manpower." She served as associate editor for Psychological Reports and Armed Forces and Society and was asked to conduct sexual harassment prevention seminars. She led the workshop "Women and Political Participation" at AWID in Washington, D.C., at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, and at the World Conference against Racism in Durban, South Africa. She also led the workshop "Trafficking in Women and Children" at the International Women's Congress in Havana, Cuba. In recognition for her work, Anne was appointed an Election Supervisor for the U.S. Department of State and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe during elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Belarus, and Ukraine between 1997 and 2004. In addition to her international work, Anne headed local chapters of the League of Women Voters, the National Women's Political Caucus, Incredible Women Television, and the United Nations Association. She served on the Board of Directors of Voices for Women, Bilateral Safety Corridor, ACLU, Women's Museum of California, and World Affairs Council. Anne was the director of the United Nations Association Women's Equity Council from 1989-2009 and has been a member of the California Women's Agenda, San Diego Opera Association, Inter-agency Coalition for Human and Civil Rights, La Jolla Pen Women, Older Women's League, National Council of Negro Women, and the American Association of University Women.
https://wn.com/Anne_Hoiberg,_San_Diego_Women's_Hall_Of_Fame_Activist_Creator_Of_Structural_Change_2012
Rita Sanchez, San Diego Women's Hall of Fame, 2011 Activist

Rita Sanchez, San Diego Women's Hall of Fame, 2011 Activist

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  • Updated: 23 Apr 2012
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Rita Sanchez has been a pioneer of Chicana empowerment since the 1960s. In 1974, Rita was the first woman to be hired as a full-time tenured faculty in the Mexican American Department at San Diego State University (SDSU) and in 1990 at San Diego Mesa College (Mesa). By 1976 she was working almost full time in two areas: as a professor at SDSU and as a Ph.D Candidate on a Ford Foundation Fellowship at the University of California, San Diego. At SDSU, Rita pioneered the first Chicana journal -- Visiones de la Mujer. She also hosted presentations and receptions for various important figures in Chicano Studies like Dolores Huerta and Gracia Molina de Pick. Following her nearly ten years at SDSU, she founded one of the first Chicano/Latino art galleries with Mario Acevedo. The Chicana studies courses she created and her 1973 article "Chicana Writer: Breaking Out of Silence," placed writing center stage as a means of challenging male-centered knowledge as the accepted practice. Professor Sanchez has published several articles and one book since 1973 and is working on Love Stories of the Southwest, with her husband, noted historian, Richard Griswold del Castillo. She continues her work on ancestral history and is still involved in the advancement of women's rights. Rita believes that her greatest work of activism has been the privilege to reach and promote women through the written word.
https://wn.com/Rita_Sanchez,_San_Diego_Women's_Hall_Of_Fame,_2011_Activist
Global activist Naomi Tutu speaks in San Diego

Global activist Naomi Tutu speaks in San Diego

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  • Updated: 07 Apr 2015
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The daughter of South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu gave a presentation as part of San Diego Women's Week. ◂ San Diego's News Source - 10News, KGTV, delivers the latest breaking news, weather forecasts, video on demand and live video streaming straight to you, keeping you in touch anywhere, any time. It's the best way to keep informed and connected to your community wherever and whenever you want backed by the resources of 10News - San Diego, California. For more download the 10News mobile app: iPhone: http://bit.ly/iOS-kgtv Android: http://bit.ly/kgtv-android
https://wn.com/Global_Activist_Naomi_Tutu_Speaks_In_San_Diego
UC San Diego & You: Dayo Gore, Ph.D.

UC San Diego & You: Dayo Gore, Ph.D.

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  • Updated: 22 Jun 2016
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Dayo Gore, Ph.D., Scholar of 20th Century Black Women’s Radicalism UC San Diego & You (San Diego) Dayo F. Gore is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies and the Critical Gender Studies program. She is also founder and co-convener of the Black Studies Project@UCSD and a member of the Consortium for Black Studies in California multi-campus research grant funded by the UC’s office of the President. Dr. Gore earned a Ph.D. in History from New York University and has previously taught at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She is one of a new generation of young scholars active in preserving and exploring the infrequently chronicled history of 20th-century black women’s radicalism, in the US and beyond. She is the author of Radicalism at the Crossroads: African American Women Activists in the Cold War, co-editor of Want to Start of Revolution: Radical Women in the Black Freedom Struggle and her research has been supported by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University. Dr. Gore is currently at work on a book length study of African American women’s transnational travels and activism in the long twentieth century to be published by Princeton University Press.
https://wn.com/Uc_San_Diego_You_Dayo_Gore,_Ph.D.
Black And Chicano Students Fight Injustice Together At San Diego City College

Black And Chicano Students Fight Injustice Together At San Diego City College

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  • Updated: 19 Oct 2015
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Joanie Lopez, president of the San Diego City College chapter of Mecha and Aaron Harvey, co-founder, Justice4SD3 talk with Evening Edition Host Peggy Pico about a new spirit of cooperation between their activist groups.
https://wn.com/Black_And_Chicano_Students_Fight_Injustice_Together_At_San_Diego_City_College
Wilson Cruz Actor, Activist, & Awardee

Wilson Cruz Actor, Activist, & Awardee

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  • Updated: 07 Sep 2013
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Filmed at the Nickys Award ceremony in San Diego California. Get to know Wilson Cruz's passion for the equal rights of all.
https://wn.com/Wilson_Cruz_Actor,_Activist,_Awardee
Activist San Diego Skit?

Activist San Diego Skit?

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Tom Greco Evening on our Economy
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San Diego Chalk Activist faces up to 13 years in prison for vandalism

San Diego Chalk Activist faces up to 13 years in prison for vandalism

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  • Updated: 02 Jul 2013
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Seriously, this dude used washable chalk to protest a bank on a sidewalk and now faces a long time in jail as a result. Gotta love America.
https://wn.com/San_Diego_Chalk_Activist_Faces_Up_To_13_Years_In_Prison_For_Vandalism
Sea World Public DEBATE with Animal Activist Scientists recorded on 6/5/2014

Sea World Public DEBATE with Animal Activist Scientists recorded on 6/5/2014

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Since the release of the 2013 documentary "Blackfish," SeaWorld has tried everything in its power to divert attention away from its shady business operation, which most recently, has included the use of psychoactive drugs on its orcas and the impregnation of ANOTHER female orca before her appropriate breeding age. Open letters denouncing "Blackfish" were penned, videos from SeaWorld supporters were released, and the entertainment giant even created its own volunteer "Truth Team," to show the world that SeaWorld isn't guilty of anything and to protect our "privilege" of "experiencing marine mammals up close in ways that are educational, inspirational and that advance science." So, let's get this straight — we now have a right to take away another's chance at freedom because we are "privileged" to see them? Debatable, SeaWorld, debatable, along with pretty much everything else the company has said. Yet, surprisingly, SeaWorld has finally decided to engage in a public discussion even though, at the start of 2014, the company quickly wimped out of a public debate challenge initiated by the team from "Blackfish" and the Oceanic Preservation Society (makers of "The Cove" and the upcoming eco-thriller "6"). Quietly announced on EventBrite, The Voice of San Diego posted ticketing information for a panel discussion to be held on June 5, 2014 that will be focused on the following question: What does SeaWorld offer San Diego and how do we balance animal rights concerns with the company's contributions in our region? Diego's "Blackfish bill," which was introduced by California Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) earlier this year. While it will be great to see SeaWorld finally speaking more directly to the public about its operations, the panel discussion already has the markings of the company's other shaky PR gimmicks. First off, the event is not called a debate, but rather a panel, and out of the four panelists, only one is considered "counter" to SeaWorld's mission. The event page lists the following speakers: •Naomi Rose, marine mammal scientist with the D.C.-based Animal Welfare Institute; she was a key consultant for "Blackfish" and likely helped craft the so-called Blackfish bill; •Susan Gray Davis, former UC San Diego professor who wrote a book about SeaWorld San Diego and can speak to local contributions; •SeaWorld Senior Trainer •SeaWorld Veterinarian/ Researcher Who the SeaWorld trainer and veterinarian/researcher are remains to be seen, but looks like it's a case of three against one. If there was any interest for a real public debate concerning marine mammal captivity, then the panel would have been more balanced instead of one-sided (although, it should be noted, that Naomi Rose is a strong voice of support for the anti-captivity movement, yet she is still just one voice from this side). What's more, the panel discussion seems like just another attempt to get SeaWorld out of the deep, consuming water that is the "Blackfish Effect" (which has resulted in protests along with a drop in attendance in early 2014), as can be concluded by the panel's very narrow, SeaWorld-tailored question on what the company offers San Diego. True, the remainder of the question mentions a potential jumping off point for animal rights topics ("how do we balance animal rights concerns with the company's contributions in our region?"), however it's main focus is on how SeaWorld benefits San Diego — not the welfare of its orcas and trainers, which is where the real debate needs to stem from. It seems we'll all just have to wait and see what happens with this panel discussion (hopefully there will be some progress — we've been waiting, SeaWorld, c'mon, now!), but in the mean time, tell us what you think with a comment below -- do you believe this debate is a good thing or will it be just another one of SeaWorld's attempts to twist the truth? SOURCE: http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/seaworld-signs-up-for-public-debate-yes-you-read-that-right/
https://wn.com/Sea_World_Public_Debate_With_Animal_Activist_Scientists_Recorded_On_6_5_2014
Tanja Winter, San Diego Women's Hall of Fame Activist 2007

Tanja Winter, San Diego Women's Hall of Fame Activist 2007

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Tanja Winter has been a tireless activist and organizer for peace and justice in San Diego for 35 years. Since her childhood escape from Nazi Germany, she has been a community activist and coalition leader who pounded the pavement and government offices for equal rights, empowerment, prison reform, global disarmament, environmental protection and peace. Her commitment to world peace led her to some of the most effective anti-nuclear demonstrations and world conferences in the past half century. For example, "Women Strike for Peace" began in 1961 when thousands of women left their restricted boundaries of home and job for a one-day strike against nuclear arms. This led to a nation-wide movement that was so effective that the House Un-American Activities Committee summoned the WSP leaders for a hearing, accusing them of communism. Tanja Winter's life work has been to bring the issues of peace and justice to the forefront of world consciousness. She founded: Children of Chernobyl to bring children from the contaminated areas to San Diego each summer; "Nica Solidarity" and "Friends of Nicaraguan Culture," solidarity activities for Nicaragua; the Community Energy Action Network, promoting renewable energy sources while opposing nuclear power and weapons. Today, she is also a facilitator for "Hands of Peace," a project of "Alternatives to Violence," leading workshops about creative conflict resolution, self-esteem building, personal empowerment, and community building. Now 80, she is most active in two organizations she help create: the Peace & Democracy Action Group and Activist San Diego, both grassroots organizations devoted mobilizing the public for peace, justice, and equality. She was inducted into the San Diego Women's Hall of Fame in 2007 with the title of Activist.
https://wn.com/Tanja_Winter,_San_Diego_Women's_Hall_Of_Fame_Activist_2007