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YPT SF Bay 2017 Kick Off
Please join us for an evening of engaging conversation
with BART Director Lateefah Simon
Register in advance to secure your free ticket, space is limited.
When: Monday January 30, 2017, 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Where: PlanGrid, 2111 Mission Street, Suite 404, San Francisco
3 minute walk from 16th Street BART
Lateefah Simon is President of the Akonadi Foundation, an organization based in Oakland, CA, that funds and nurtures racial justice movement building to eliminate structural racism and expand opportunity for youth of color. In 2016, Lateefah won election to the BART Board of Directors, representing District 7, where as a transit-dependent woman she is fighting for equitable mobility. She is also an California State University Trustee, appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to serve the largest public university system in the world. A nationally recognized advocate for civil rights and racial justice, Lateefah has over 20 years of executive experience advancing opportunities for communities of color and low-income communities in the Bay Area. She has been on the frontlines for the most vulnerable communities in the Bay Area since age 15, when she was recruited to be an organizer for the Center for Young Women’s Development (CYWD). At 19-years-old she was appointed Executive Director of CYWD, where she served 11 years and brought the organization to national acclaim.
At 26, her work earned her the distinction of the youngest woman ever to receive a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship. She went on to lead the creation of San Francisco’s first reentry services division under the leadership of then District Attorney Kamala D. Harris. Lateefah later served as Executive Director of the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights and Program Director at the Rosenberg Foundation. Lateefah has received awards for her work including Ford Foundation’s Leadership for a Changing World, the Remarkable Woman Award from Lifetime Television, the Levi Strauss Pioneer Activist Fellowship, the New Frontier Award from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, “Woman of the Year” by the California State Assembly, and inclusion in Oprah Magazine’s first ever “Power List”, Chronicle of Philanthropy’s 40 Under 40, and the Root 100. An avid speaker, Lateefah lectures across the country at top conferences and universities on community leadership and social change. Lateefah lives in West Oakland and is a mother of two daughters.
Thanks to our 2017 Sponsors!