Apr 28 2019

Philanthropy, Race, Equity and Social Justice: May 10

League of Women Voters of Piedmont Annual Meeting & Luncheon

With Guest Speaker Lateefah Simon
on Philanthropy, Race, Equity and Social Justice

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The 11:00 a.m. speech is open to the public at no charge.

Friday, May 10, 2010 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

40 Highland Ave, Piedmont, CA

Join the League of Women Voters Annual Membership Meeting and lunch on May 10, 2019. The guest speaker, Lateefah Simon is President of the Akonadi Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting the development of social change movements to eliminate structural racism and create a racially just society. The organization’s vision is to transform the climate in Oakland to one of compassion, respect, and dignity for youth and young people of color.

As a nationally recognized advocate for civil rights and racial justice, Ms. Simon has over 20 years of executive experience in advancing opportunities for communities of color and low-income communities in the Bay Area.

Ms. Simon has received numerous awards for her work, including the MacArthur Genius Fellowship and the Jefferson Award for extraordinary public service. She has been recognized by the Ford Foundation, the National Organization for Women, Lifetime Television, O Magazine and was named Woman of the Year by the California State Assembly. In 2016, Ms. Simon was elected to serve District 7 on the BART Board of Directors and was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to the California State University’s Board of Trustees. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Tipping Point Community.

The Annual Meeting will start promptly at 10:00 am, followed by the speaker at 11:00 and lunch at noon. Lunch is $30. To reserve your spot, please visit the LWVPiedmont.org by May 3, 2019 and click the Annual Meeting link. This event is open to the public, there is no fee for the speaker portion of the program.

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