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Petitioning Mayor of San Diego Jerry Sanders and 14 others

End the discrimination against WBC. Approve a 25 year lease.


The WorldBeat Center's mission is to heal the world through music, art and culture. For 31 years, the WorldBeat has provided love, support, strength and health for all people of different cultures. When separation has created conflict, the WorldBeat Center works to create unity and peace.

The WorldBeat Center is experiencing discrimination by the City of San Diego, Balboa Park. If the civil rights of the World Beat Center are being violated, so are the civil rights of the people. Institutional racism is a crime that impacts all people, especially those of color and minority. The World Beat Center serves under represented people in San Diego, including the indigenous, African and African-American communities.

To try to hinder the support of these people impacts the stabilities of families, children and the disabled. While funding and time for music and arts programs in schools are greatly reduced, the WorldBeat Center provides that time and energy to children. Furthermore, the center gives children the opportunity to open their minds to a more global and cultured perspective through music, art and community. The actions of the City of San Diego Balboa Park Administration, Parks and Rec are hindering the ability for these children to prosper and grow. We need to stand up and say enough to this hate. The WorldBeat Center promotes justice, peace and solidarity. Let’s save the beat of the world!

This petition was delivered to:
  • Mayor of San Diego
    Jerry Sanders
  • City Council Member
    Marti Emerald
  • City Council Member
    Lorie Zapf
  • City Council Member
    Carl DeMaio
  • City Council Member
    Tony Young
  • City Council Member
    Todd Gloria
  • City Council Member
    Kevin Faulconer
  • City Council Member
    Sherri Lightner
  • Office of the Mayor of San Diego
    Gerry Braun
  • City of San Diego Parks and Rec Department
    Bruce Martinez
  • City of San Diego Parks and Rec Department
    Kathleen Hasenauer
  • City of San Diego Parks and Rec Department
    Susan Lowery-Mendoza
  • City of San Diego Real Estate Assets
    Patti D. Phillips
  • City Council Member
    David Alvarez

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