“When white folks catch a cold, black folks get pneumonia.” — African-American proverb.
While we endure this global pandemic, MoAD will highlight the work being done to keep our community resilient in the face of Covid-19.
Join us for an online conversation with three young people who organized two of the largest protests against police brutality in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. Xavier Brown and Akil Riley of Oakland, both 19 years old, planned a gathering that went viral and brought 15,000 people together through the streets of Oakland. In the same week, Simone Jacques of San Francisco, just 17 years old, organized an even larger protest in the Mission District.
These inspiring youth will be in conversation with Veronica Garcia, who works with youth initiatives at the San Francisco Human Rights Commission.
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Simone Jacques is a Black feminist from San Francisco. She is from Mexican and Caribbean background and she is rooted in youth and community activism.
Xavier Brown, 19 years old from Oakland, is going into his sophomore year at UCLA as an Acting major. One of the two organizers of the June 1st march, he has a clothing brand called Brightside and a film company called Magnum Opus Media.
Akil Riley, 19 years old, is a rising sophomore at Howard University and a political science major, from Oakland, California. He is a musician and recording artist.
Veronica Garcia works for the San Francisco Human Rights Commission supporting several youth and community-focused initiatives. She is also a proud SF native, mother to two beautiful young women, a graduate of the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University and the daughter of immigrants.
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