Activism in the New Political Climate:
A Town Hall on Taking Back Our Democracy 
Panel presentation & discussion
Thursday March 30th, 1:00pm

Richard Oakes Multicultural Center Conference Room 
Terrace Level, César Chávez Student Center, SF State Campus 
This year's César Chávez Day commemoration will include a panel event with four local speakers who will address youth activism in the current political climate - the urgency of civic resistance and effective options for political mobilization.

Due to the breadth of the assault on our nation's democratic institutions and on our vulnerable communities, we want to help inspire multi-ethnic, inter-community collaboration - to defend undocumented immigrants, workers, the elderly, Muslims, Jews, people of color, the uninsured, women, environmentalists, science, and all newly re-targeted communities.
Our invited panelists
Representing the Women's March
Shay Franco-Clausen
a Mother, activist, mentor, change-maker, nonprofit founder and Wife, who find ways to serve as a voice for those who have lost theirs.
Shay considers herself a protector of Women's, Human and LGBTQA Rights and takes her rightful place at decision-making tables to advocate for policies changes to benefit "the people." Shay serves on many boards and commissions, including the Commission on the Status of Women, Chairs the Crime and Violence Committee, Human Trafficking Commission, IPV - Domestic Violence Task Force, Northern California Representative ACCW, Vice President of the Silicon Valley African American Democratic Coalition, Directors of Public Relations for Building Peaceful Families, ADEM Delegate for Assembly District 24 and works for Assembly Member Ash Kalra of District 24. In her spare time, she is a DJ and loves using music to heal.   
Representing the resistance to deportations and police brutality
Hoku Jeffrey
i s a national organizer for the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration, and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) who travels between the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Detroit. He is also BAMN's Southern California Coordinator.

Mr. Jeffrey is an alum of UC Berkeley and heads up BAMN's student and community organizing for direct action to stop Donald Trump's raids and deportations, to oppose police brutality, and to defend public education.
Representing the San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Jane Kim
serves on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, representing District 6, one of the most dynamic and diverse districts the City, encompassing the Tenderloin, South of Market, Mid-Market/Civic Center, South Beach, Mission Bay, Rincon Hill, and Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island neighborhoods. She is the first Korean-American elected official in San Francisco, and has dedicated her career to serving our communities in San Francisco, starting as a Community Organizer at Chinatown Community Development Center, then as a Civil Rights Attorney at Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, and as President of the San Francisco Board of Education.
Representing the Indivisible Movement
Brent Turner
is representing Indivisible of San Francisco - a grassroots organization of San Franciscans resisting Donald Trump's disastrous agenda. Inspired by "Indivisible: A Practical Guide For Resisting the Trump Agenda,"  thousands of Indivisible groups across the country are demanding that our representatives do everything they can to fight the Trump agenda in Congress - supporting them when they stand firm and holding them accountable when they do not.
Mr. Turner is a graduate of Lincoln Law School in San Francisco and has a degree  in international legal studies from Oxford, England. Mr. Turner is a community activist whose efforts have included volunteer work for the homeless, children's health and education, civil rights and environmental issues. Brent has been recognized as a ground breaking activist for sustainability, and dedicates himself to local, state and federal election  issues.
and before the event at Noon, be sure to catch:

Live screen printing
by artivist
Oree Originol
Malcom X Plaza
César Chávez Student Center 

Live music
by Peruvian singer
Rosa Los Santos
Malcom X Plaza
César Chávez Student Center 
And throughout the day Thursday, stop and view:

Cesar's Last Fast
Film viewing all day - continuous loop
In "The Depot" and also in ROMC/Room T143
César Chávez Student Center