~ 2021-03-26 ~
Membership Newsletter
Rise to the Challenge, Answer the Call
~ April 1 General Membership Meeting ~
April General Membership Meeting
For the time being, our meetings will be held as teleconferences.

Thursday, April 1st, 2020, 6pm

Zoom Requirements:

Meeting materials posted to: 

This month, we will hear from Andrew Strong, the County's newly appointed Director of Race and Equity, and Dr Kelly O Elmore, Viva Life.
Andrew Strong
Strong brings 15 years of experience in local government leadership and community engagement to the role, intended to identify systemic bias within the county government.

Strong spent nine years in the U.S. Navy as a hospital corpsman before settling in San Diego. He joined the county in the human resources department and was promoted into key leadership positions, including chief of staff of the Chief Administrative Office, which implements the policy directives of the board and manages the day-to-day operations of the county.
— KPBS

Kelly O. Elmore, MD
Kelly O. Elmore, MD, is a board-certified OB/GYN, health care executive and chief wellness officer for clients across the globe. While Dr. Elmore considers her practice, Viva Life Health Hub in San Diego, as her home, she travels the world and sees most of her private medical concierge patients virtually. 

After graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science from Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, Dr. Elmore completed her medical degree at The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in Chicago on a full scholarship and residency in San Diego, California. Dr. Elmore also holds a master’s in business administration, which she completed while managing her full-time medical practice, as well as her business, KOE Medical Consulting Inc.

Dr. Elmore is a high-energy and dynamic speaker who grasps the attention of her audience and leaves a positive and memorable impression. Her life motto, which she shares wholeheartedly with her patients is: “To educate, encourage, enspire men, women, and youth to #Vivalife, starting with their health.” 
When she’s not helping her patients, Dr. Elmore is giving back to the community, serving as an advisory member of the Logan Heights Community Development Corporation in San Diego. She also participates in humanitarian surgical missions and global education.

Media: IG @drkellyomd
~ April 14th Book Club ~
April 14th Book Club: Black Political Organizations in...

Members' Book Club Book of the Month: The April book club book is Black Political Organizations in the Post-Civil Rights Era by Ollie Johnson and Karin Stanford.We know a great deal about civil rights organizations during the 1960s, but...

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~ “High Risk” Stop Endangers Young Boy ~
March 9th "High Risk" Traffic Stop

The San Diego Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has yet to receive a formal complaint about the March 9th traffic stop on Park Avenue where allegations have been made that an officer pointed his gun at an...

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~ Promising Steps in La Mesa ~
Promising Steps in La Mesa

March 6, 2021 Last May, we wrote of the arrest of Amaurie Johnson by then La Mesa Police Officer Matt Dages. While Mr Johnson was released without charges, Matt Dages was fired and is facing a criminal prosecution for his actions. Now, Dages is...

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~ Basic Income - When in San Diego? ~
Time to Fulfill the Promise of Progress

March 26, 2021 Dear Mayor Gloria, We have previously written to you (https://www.sandiegonaacp.org/2021/03/15/stockton-economic-empowerment-demonstration/) about SEED, the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration, which gave a consistent...

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~ ACT-SO Competition Set for April 24th ~
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