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Is a quarterly networking and panel conversation series. We convene nonprofit leaders, activists, philanthropists, and business community to network, chat, inspire one another around important issues, and make connections that give rise to positive actions and collaboration around important social issues across movements.


October Power Hour


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#PowerHour: Building Cross-Community Solidarity

April, 2017
We are thrilled to be joined by Deepa Iyer, Senior Fellow at the Center for Social Inclusion. She is the author of We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future. We will discuss the work happening at a national level impacting immigrants, refugees, and the Muslim community and how we can win at a local level.


Thu, Sep 22, 2016

Join us on Twitter at #WelcomingWeek #PowerHour.

Other optional hashtags: #ShowUp4Refugees #RefugeesWelcome #SanDiego

12:00 PM - Question 1
Introduce yourself and/or your organization by sharing how or why you are celebrating #WelcomingWeek. Example: "I celebrate #WelcomingWeek because..."

12:10 PM - Question 2
What is your vision for a more welcoming San Diego? What responsibility do our elected leaders have to better support our newcomer community?

Tip: Take a moment to search the #WelcomingWeek hashtag and reply to or retweet at least one post.

12:20 PM - Question 3
How is our community better off in a more welcoming world? I.e. Innovation, vibrancy, shared values, friendliness, humanity, dignity, etc


#MuslimVotes #PowerHour


 Why is faith-based organization in Muslim communities important?

Thursday, May 12, 2016

#MuslimVotes #PowerHour was another night of networking and fun. This time, the panel portion featured local voices from Muslim faith-based organizing and voting rights advocacy, as well as distinguished guests from Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim-majority democracy. Dinner was a gourmet taco bar.

Moderator: Rick Ferrera, Master’s Student at UCSD's School of Global Policy and Strategy


  • Anggia Rini, Secretary of the Health Department at Nahdlatul Ulama (NU)
  • Yusuf Risin, Commentator at Apa Kabar Indonesia (radio program)
  • Rashida Hameed, Board Director at Pillars of the Community
  • Tareq Purmul, Vice President of the Muslim American Society (MAS) San Diego Chapter
  • Chad Peace, President at IVC Media LLC

#Paycheck #PowerHour


Q: Who benefits from achieving income equity?Thursday, Sep 10, 2015

Thanks to all 60 attendees who put the power in the hour!

PANA was thrilled to host the 3rd San Diego Power Hour panel series focussing on income inequality and promising policies to address it: #PaycheckPowerHour. The panel portion featured local community voices on issues of income inequality from various perspectives, and campaigns and policy solutions both underway now and possible in the future.

Moderator: Scott Lewis, Voice of San Diego


  • Fanik Jama, Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans

  • Norma Rodriguez of Center on Policy Initiatives

  • Nora E. Vargas of Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest

  • Timothy Roscoe Carter of Basic Income Earth Network

Syrian Community Day At The Zoo

Sat, Aug 27, 2016

       With the help of 20 amazing volunteers, PANA hosted a full-day trip to the San Diego Zoo with over 300 Syrian refugee newcomers.


Syrian Community Know Your Rights

Aug 9, 2016

With the help of CAIR San Diego, PANA hosted an informational evening for the Syrian newcomer refugee community to share experiences, ask questions and learn about civil liberties in the U.S.


Refugee Symposium

Tue, Apr 5, 2016

Partnering with Karen Organization of San Diego (KOSD), PANA helped to host Refugee Symposium: US-Japan-Korea Exchange of Good Practices for Refugee Social Integration.


Human Rights Day of Action 2015


      Thu, Dec 10, 2015

With the support of ACLU of San Diego County, United Domestic Workers, and 30+ partners, PANA helped convene 350 San Diegans to stand with refugees and against islamophobia alongside a coalition of 30 organizations and over a dozen local leaders including faith-based groups and elected officials.