Assistant Dean of Students, Director Public Service Center, U.C. Berkeley
For over 20 years, Sandra Bass has been a champion for social justice. With professional and personal experiences cutting across issue areas and geographies, her passion is educating and activating our next generation of social change agents. Sandra holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from San Jose State University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from UC Berkeley. She is currently Assistant Dean of Students and Director... Read More →
Psychiatrist and writer, blogging for Psychology Today and the Center for Asian American Media. I've got two books-in-progress, one on the psychology of social networks, and another on insecurity, power and transcendence in the American psyche. Sign up for an occasional newsletter at www.RaviChandraMD.com
Lyndsey Ellis is a St. Louis native who lives and works as a mental health & social justice advocate in Oakland. She received her MFA in Writing from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California. Ellis is a VONA/Voices alumna and a recipient of the San Francisco Foundation's 2016 Joseph Henry Jackson literary award. She’s working on her first novel.
Poet and Information Architect
Third generation Japanese American immigrant (born in Japan). Raised in San Francisco, BFA graduate of SF State and SF Art Institute. Activist at SFSU, we all worked to create first Department of Ethnic Studies in the U.S. Lived and worked in Latin America, South Pacific and Japan. Part-time actor (recent film credit: East Side Sushi-2014). Novice writer (2015). In loving relationship.
Editor, Standing Strong: Fillmore & Japantown
Shizue Seigel’s San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Commission helped initiate Write Now! community writing groups where African Americans and Asian Americans explore their literary creativity. She’s written or edited three books on the Japanese American experience including “In Good Conscience” and “Distillations” and is working on a memoir.