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Thursday, July 18, 2013

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A San Diego lawmaker has joined others in expressing outrage over George Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

State Assemblywoman Shirley Weber wants to call attention to what she says is a miscarriage of justice.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A San Diego assemblywoman said Thursday that California's Legislative Black Caucus is urging a boycott of Florida because of the acquittal of George Zimmerman, who was accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black teen.

Speaking in front of the San Diego Hall of Justice, backed by signs saying "Justice for Trayvon Martin," Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, said black caucus members want to send a message to the state of Florida.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

SAN DIEGO - A large crowd marched in downtown San Diego Thursday afternoon as part of a protest against the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.

The group of about 50 protesters held posters and marched in response to Zimmerman's acquittal. Some chanted, "I am Trayvon!"

Thursday, July 18, 2013

SAN DIEGO — A San Diego assemblywoman said Wednesday that California's Legislative Black Caucus is urging a boycott of Florida because of the acquittal of George Zimmerman, who was accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black teen.

Speaking in front of the San Diego Hall of Justice, backed by signs saying "Justice for Trayvon Martin," Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, said black caucus members want to send a message to the state of Florida.

Friday, March 22, 2013

SACRAMENTO — Assembly legislation has advanced that would require all newer public and private K-12 schools to install carbon monoxide detectors.

“We have to do everything in our power to be sure that we are creating the safest and healthiest environment in our schools,” said Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, a San Diego Democrat carrying the measure.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Bridging distances both cultural and geographical, Saint Mark’s School in San Rafael put a global spin on its artist-in-residence program, hosting nine educators from South Africa’s Kliptown Youth Program. Combining joint curriculum with music and dance workshops, the residency provided three weeks of cross-cultural learning, which culminated in performances on February 14 and 15.

As a collective effort of tutors and arts teachers that serves 400 children in the Kliptown area of Soweto, Johannesburg, KYP provides two meals a day, after-school tutoring, dance and music instruction to students who would otherwise have no structure or support outside of school hours.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Interviewed by Andrea York, Director, Government Relations

You became a faculty member at San Diego State University in 1972. How do you compare the issues of today with when you started teaching college?

In 1972, campuses were in turmoil. The different groups were fighting for inclusion among the faculty and staff. Additionally, there was a movement to establish ethnic studies as a discipline. Today, many campuses have ethnic and women studies departments. The battle today is for equal consideration in funding and staffing. The campus appears to be more inclusive. However, there remains much to do to get the campuses to mirror the general population. The support for campuses has dwindled.