Piedmont League of Women Voters invites interested community members to attend their Annual Membership Meeting and to hear guest speaker Lateefah Simon, President of the Akonadi Foundation on May 10.
The Akonadi Foundation is dedicated to supporting the development of social change movements to eliminate structural racism and create a racially just society. Their vision is to transform the climate in Oakland to one of compassion, respect, and dignity for 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.
Annual Meeting – RSVP
The Annual Meeting will start promptly at 10:00 am, followed by the speaker at 11:00 and lunch at noon. Lunch is $30.
Location: 40 Highland Avenue