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REGISTER NOW! Annual Membership Meeting

  • June 16, 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • First Presbyterian Church

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Special Remarks by  Dr. Joel Day. Executive Director, San Diego International Affairs Board
Did you know that more than 100 languages are spoken in San Diego and that one in four city residents was born outside the United States? Or that San Diego County tallies more refugee arrivals each year than any other county in California?

With a long history of welcoming and supporting immigrants from all parts of the world, San Diego is one of America’s most culturally and ethnically diverse cities. Who are these immigrants and how do they contribute to San Diego’s vibrant economic and cultural life?

Join us for lunch followed by remarks from Dr. Joel Day, one of San Diego’s leading authorities on the immigrant contribution to America’s Finest City. You will then hear inspiring and enlightening first-person accounts of the immigrant experience in San Diego, as told by immigrants themselves.

About Dr. Day

Joel Day is an Executive Director at the City of San Diego, where he oversees the Human Relations Commission and International Affairs Board, and liaisons with the Department of Homeland Security on issues of violent extremism and targeted violence. In this capacity, Dr. Day works closely with immigrant and nonimmigrant communities on issues of human rights, inclusion and global engagement. 

Dr. Day is a Visiting Research Scholar at the University of San Diego's Kroc Institute of Peace Studies and a National Security Fellow of the Truman National Security Project. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies. He also serves as a member of the SDWAC Board of Directors.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

11:30 a.m.-noon Registration

Noon-1:00 p.m. Lunch & Board Nominations

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Presentation


First Presbyterian Church

1742 3rd Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101


Complimentary parking at 3rd Avenue and Elm Street.

Once you park your vehicle, please use the 3rd Avenue entrance to the Church.


From the north, take CA-163 South.

Take Exit 1B for I-5/4th Ave.

Keep right at the fork, follow signs for 4th Ave.

Continue straight on Date St.

In one block, turn right on 3rd Avenue.

Have questions about SDWAC Annual Luncheon "Welcoming San Diego: City of Immigrants"? Contact San Diego World Affairs Council


Mailing Address

San Diego World Affairs Council (SDWAC)

PO Box 34010

San Diego, CA 92163


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