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MARCH 2021 - CALL TO ACTION
What is Mutual Aid?
A way for us to collectively provide direct aid to those in our community who are in need, redistributing resources, and creating a network of neighbors and friends who benefit from the care of one another.
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Donations (cash and checks) can also be mailed to:
1470 Encinitas Blvd #317
Encinitas, CA 92024.
Please make checks payable to The North County Justice Allies.
ADDICTION AWARENESS INITIATIVE
Addiction Awareness Initiative
in the news.
(San Diego Union Tribune, Nov. 28, 2020)
NCJA's newest social justice work will focus on the crisis of addiction in our community.
In our commitment to support and provide positive action to our most vulnerable communities, we have established
The Addiction Awareness Initiative (AAI).
To learn more click below.
YOUR IMPACT AT WORK
Thanks to the Addiction Awareness Initiative we reached our goal and have been awarded the $1,000 in matching donations from our fundraiser!
A huge thank you to Pandora's Pizza, a Leucadia staple, for the generous $400 in proceeds from "The Nava" pizza of the month. Individual donors generously got us to where we needed to be to earn the matching donation!
Now it's time to get to work!
We are currently seeking community members who would be interested in serving on the AAI committee to research ways the NCJA can make an impact on the Opioid Epidemic in the local communities of North County and San Diego. Committee members will work closely with the NCJA Board of Directors to develop achievable goals including Harm Reduction Services, Education, and Addiction Support.
The NCJA Antiracism Platform
When NCJA began, Black Lives Matter was one of our activism groups that we followed and supported with our voices. Our BLM work has included marching, donating, and volunteering as individuals. We've also promoted and followed March for Black Women San Diego and Black Lives Matter San Diego. We have antiracist leaders among us, whose activism has created and supported the NCJA Antiracism Reading Group and guided us through some stages of un-learning.
Still, is it enough?
The purpose for holding space to discuss antiracism work and the current state of protesting and pushing for reform is to define our work in ways that can lead others to take action and support those groups and individuals who are working toward Black liberation and antiracist learning.
We met together and developed a set of guides and ideas to create the NCJA Antiracism Platform. We hope to
clearly define our antiracist values as it relates to action, both individual and collective. This will then help us define what the next step is for the NCJA as a whole when comes to the current civil rights unrest.
ANTI RACIST PLATFORM + FOCUS
The NCJA supports and uplifts Black led organizations that focus on Black Liberation, Black Moms, Black Trans Folks, Black Students and dismantling of the school to prison pipeline. Our approach to any of our social justice work will always be through an antiracist lens.
(Click below to continue reading about our efforts).
NCJA BOARD MEMBERS
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.
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UPCOMING EVENTS + ACTIONS
"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.