#PowerHour 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.


#MuslimVotes #PowerHour

Panelists Anggia Rini, Yusuf Risin, Rashida Hameed, Tareq Purmul and Chad Peace, moderated by Rick Ferrera

Q: Why is faith-based organization in Muslim communities important?

On May 12, 2016, five local and visiting leaders on Muslim community issues and civic participation came together for a panel and networking.

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#Paycheck #PowerHour

Panelists Fanik Jama, Nora E. Vargas, Norma Rodriguez, and Timothy Roscoe Carter, moderated by Scott Lewis
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Q: Who benefits from achieving income equity?

On Sep 10, 2016, local activists and visiting experts joined together to discuss community experiences with poverty and short-term and long-term solutions.

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More Past Events


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.

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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.

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