“This is southeastern San Diego’s first-ever presidential candidate town hall that will be accessible to our residents. It’s time to give them an opportunity to speak truth to power,” said Michelle Price, town hall moderator and president of San Diego Califia NOW, the newest chapter of the National Organization for Women.
Williamson is an author, lecturer and activist. She has written 13 books and founded Project Angel Food, a volunteer food-delivery program that serves home-bound people with AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses. She has been described as Oprah Winfrey’s spiritual guru.
The national political website FiveThirtyEight considers her one of the Democratic Party’s 19 “major candidates,” though she has not yet qualified for the primary debates.
Joining Williamson at the town hall will be James Cannon, a San Diego author and speaker; Board of Supervisors candidate Nora Vargas; Tia Ross, director of Motivating the Teen Spirit; Helice “Sparky” Bridges, founder of Blue Ribbons Worldwide, and Melissa Hill of the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians,.
The event event begins at 4 p.m. with a candidate mixer, followed by the town hall at 6 p.m. The Jacobs Center is located 404 Euclid Avenue.