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 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.
Madelyne Wagner, Native Interpreting, firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Hagos, Nile Sisters Development Initiative, email@example.com
The Advocacy Task Force aims to create inclusive communities and strong local economies through collaborative advocacy and civic engagement.
Chair: Ramla Sahid, PANA, 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.
Chair: Elizabeth Lopez , Southern California Immigration Project, email@example.com
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.
Afrah Abdulkader, Center for Community Solutions, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dilkhwaz Ahmed, License to Freedom, email@example.com
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.
World Refugee Day
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.
Maggie Fenn, County of San Diego, Refugee Employment Services, firstname.lastname@example.org
Laurel Dalsted, International Recuse Committee, Laurel.Dalsted@rescue.org
Task Force Meetings
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
Nile Sisters Development Initiative
6035 University Ave # 19
San Diego, CA 92115
Location: Alliance for African Assistance
5952 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego, CA 92115
3860 Calle Fortunada, San Diego, CA 92123
Location: License to Freedom
131 Avocado Ave, El Cajon