RESISTANCE STARTS WITH COLLECTIVE ACTION
YOU ARE INVITED TO
OUR PUBLIC MEETING
ANNOUNCING THE NCJA'S 501(C)4 STATUS
November 18 | 6pm-8pm
Encinitas Public Library
540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas CA
Please join us as we host our first public meeting as a newly formed 501c4 group.
Hear remarks on women in politics, how activism affects the community and updates on homelessness and immigration, and from our keynote speaker, Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear.
President and founder, Lisa Nava, will give a call-to-action and our team leaders will update on local opportunities for activism.
Learn more about our actions moving into the 2020 election and local issues that affect families and students.
Public is welcome - especially middle school and high school aged students.
The Encinitas Library is an ADA accessible facility.
THE NORTH COUNTY JUSTICE ALLIES
ARE A POLITICAL ACTION AND COMMUNITY JUSTICE GROUP BASED IN
NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY.
Formerly The Wagon Circle.
WE BELIEVE POSITIVE CHANGE BEGINS WITH POSITIVE ACTION, PERSISTENCE AND SUPPORTING AND PROTECTING MARGINALIZED GROUPS WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY.
We firmly believe in peaceful protest and do not utilize or condone hate speech, racist language, or violence in any shape or form. When we are exercising our First Ammendment Rights we do not and will not engage with violent or anti-resistance supporters or protestors in any way.
Click to learn more!
"ALL OF OUR HUMANITY IS DEPENDENT UPON RECOGNIZING
THE HUMANITY in OTHERS." -BISHOP DESMOND TUTU
Why We changed our name
Message from our founder, Lisa Nava:
We began as mothers, daughters and wives over coffee. Since November 15, 2016 we have met, organized, marched, protested, gathered, welcomed and rested. Our grassroots beginning and focus has always been on positive action, which we believe will ultimately lead to real, progressive change. We have had hundreds of actions in the nearly two years we've existed -- to resist the administrations agenda, support those targeted by the policies and chaos and increase voter turnout and engagement. We influence political change by voter engagement, positive action and amplifying a message of the people.
We will steadfastly continue to work with all agencies and leaders in the North County area and beyond to bring advocacy around issues that affect people, especially immigrants, refugees, LGBTQI, women and youth.
Why the name change? Acknowledging the narrow viewpoint of our white existence is a large part of the Women's Movement of today. Upon reflecting and attending the Women's Convention last October and numerous discussions, we decided to ask for counsel from community members, historians and each other. It became evident that our name, although powerful in its inception and idea, was a harmful reminder of early Americans pioneer days and conflicts. Native Americans viewed the Wagon Circles as an invasion, a time when many husbands and sons would not return from battle.
In addition to our mission of inclusivity, our name change signifies a commitment to justice in our local community by networking and supporting local non-profits and resources. We will continue to follow the leadership from Indivisible, Women's March and listen to the needs of our marginalized groups.
North County Immigration Task Force, Border Angels, Safe Harbors, San Diego Rapid Response, North County Women's March, Fill-a-Belly, Los Angelitos, 49th District Action Council, Refugee Family Support, the Muslim community, Black Lives Matter and more.