LJDC Book Recommendations – Dec 2020

This Month’s Book and Film Recommendations Culture Warlords: My Journey Into the Dark Web of White Supremacyby Talia LavinHachette Books (October 13, 2020) 288 pagesCulture Warlords is the story of how Lavin, a frequent target of extremist trolls (including those at Fox News), dove into a byzantine online culture of hate and learned the intricacies […]

LJDC General Meeting – December

The LJDC Monthly MeetingSunday, December 13, 20202 – 4:30 pm Our Holiday Zoom Meeting will start off at 2pm with: O San Diego, Where Are Thou? Imagining and re-imagining the Future. The Key Challenges facing the next Mayor and City Council.Presented by Barbara Bry, former District 1 City Council member (La Jolla) Beginning at 3pm the next […]

LJDC November Book and Movie Recommendations

How Democracies Dieby Steven Levitsky and Daniel ZiblattCrown, January 16, 2018 ) 320 pagesDonald Trump’s presidency has raised a question that many of us never thought we’d be asking: Is our democracy in danger? Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt have spent more than twenty years studying the breakdown of democracies in Europe and Latin […]

LJDC General Meeting – November 2020

The LJDC Monthly MeetingSunday, November 8, 20202 – 4:30 pm The Program for the November 8th Zoom Meeting will be a Discussion of the Election results, followed by the nomination and election of the Executive Board Members for 2021. Follow the directions below to join the Zoom meeting.Questions or comments please call 858-457-0246 or email Derek […]

LJDC October Book Recommendation

This Month’s Book RecommendationsOn Corruption in America: And What Is at Stakeby Sarah ChayesKnopf (August 11, 2020) 432 pagesNow, bringing to bear all of her knowledge, grasp, sense of history and observation, Sarah Chayes writes in her new book, that the United States is showing signs similar to some of the most corrupt countries in […]

LJDC General Meeting – October

La Jolla Democratic Club Newsletter October 2020 The LJDC Monthly MeetingSunday, October 11, 20202 – 4:30 pm Program and Speaker: Jeanne Brown, former president of the San Diego League of Women Voters, will give a PowerPoint presentation on all of the 14 Ballot Measures facing voters in the General Election on Nov. 3rd. Jeanne, a […]

LJDC General Meeting – September

September 2020 The LJDC Monthly MeetingSunday, September 13, 20202 – 4:30 pm Our speaker for our next LJDC Zoom meeting is Will Rodriguez-Kennedy, chairman of the San Diego County Democratic Party and the California State Young Democrats.Mr. Rodriquez-Kennedy has held the SDCounty Chair position for a year and 8 months. He will be speaking to […]

LJDC September Book Recommendations

This Month’s Book Recommendations Caste: The Origins of Our Discontentsby Isabel WilkersonRandom House (August 4, 2020) 496 pagesIn this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history […]

LJDC August Book Recommendations

This Month’s Book Recommendations  Marchby John LewisTop Shelf Productions (September 6, 2016 ) 128 pages Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper’s farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated […]

LJDC General Meeting – August

La Jolla Democratic Club Newsletter August 2020 PROGRAM:Former S.D. City Attorney Mike Aguirre will speak on the move to create a Publicly-owned gas & electric utilities in San Diego to replace San Diego Gas & Electric investor-owned utilities, and his new lawsuit charging some of the members of the City Council Environmental Committee with a […]