Thursday, January 31, 2019

Sunday, February 10, 2019 from 2-4 pm at San José City College (T-415)

Barriers To Education
The Speaker and Panelist:
Maha Ibrahim has served as a staff attorney at ERA since 2016. She came to ERA with seven years of professional community organizing and policy-framing experience as an East Bay political staffer. A 2006 graduate of UC Berkeley, Maha served as a staff member in the offices of Congresswoman Barbara Lee (2006-2009) and former State Assemblywoman (now Senator) Nancy Skinner (2009-2012) before entering UCLA Law. A graduate of UCLA’s Epstein Public Interest Law Program and a student in the law school’s Critical Race Studies program, Maha brings her experience in hands-on community relations and training as a public interest lawyer through the lens of Critical Race Theory to her work as a Staff Attorney at ERA. Maha is a proud product of the California Community College System.  
Anne Ehresman, MSW, has over 25 years of experience in non-profit leadership creating and sustaining programs to strengthen communities and low-income families. For the past 11 years she was Executive Director of YMCA Project Cornerstone, the nationally recognized youth development initiative of Silicon Valley impacting over 300 schools and 85,000 youth. She has served on national YMCA committees focused on character development and family strengthening and on local boards and initiatives including the Children’s Vision Council, United Way of Silicon Valley, and the recently launched Girl Scout Giving Circle.
Megan Farrell is a recognized expert in legal and educational compliance. She currently serves as the Title IX Coordinator and Civil Rights Officer for Palo Alto Unified School District and also provides consulting services focused on Title IX to schools, colleges, and universities across the country. Over the course of her career, Megan has served the education community in a variety of positions. She has been the Title IX Coordinator, University Counsel, a full-time faculty member, and graduate school program director.
Julinda Caldwell LeDee holds a Master’s in Public Administration and currently works as an Academic Services Analyst at San José City College. In addition to her duties with curricula, she led the way to create a Classified Senate at San José City College and served as its president. While working at the college, Julinda created a safe place for students in the Language Arts department; which included a homework table, a snack table supported by donations and a book shelf to offer students free books, supported by donations. She also is a motivational speaker, spoken word poet and author. She is passionate about addressing those who have been negatively impacted by social ills with words of encouragement. She too is a former foster youth from Santa Clara County who is a true definition of resilience.
Katie Causey is a Community Advocate and member of  AAUW from Palo Alto, CA.  She attended PAUSD before the district’s Title IX crisis had been addressed, and went on to graduate from George Washington University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Women’s Studies.  At GW she worked as Photo Editor of the student paper, assisting with coverage when GW fell under Title IX investigation, and studied how campuses address harassment and discrimination under Title IX expert Professor Bonnie Morris and Professor Anya Lanker of The American Bar Association Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence. 

Monday, January 7, 2019

You are.....

You are Worthy
You are Amazing
You are Prosperous
You are Insightful
You are Courageous
You are Wise
You are Patient
You are Kind    

Friday, December 7, 2018

Give the perfect gift of Poetry
Including gift bag, book marker, sented candle and a sweet treat $25.00.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Join me December 22, 2018

My youngest son Tyree is an up-and-coming rap artist!
He is a guest performing
December 22, 2018
Saturday @ 7:00 pm
Britannia Arms
Cupertino, CA

Monday, November 5, 2018

I Got This!

I got this
I have my Lord
He keeps me safe
and yes warm
He provides
all my needs
just like
He did
for Adam and Eve
I got this
I have my Lord
He teaches me
He guides me
through and through
that is why
I am able
to deal with you
he gives me the strength
and courage
to do the right thing
because He was the example
of how to behave
no matter how
a person may
mistreat you
I got this
I have my Lord
He helps me hold on
and move forward
with love
to press on
is what He displayed
with love in his heart
I can only hope
to obey
to have
that same love
in my heart
to share and display
no matter what
I got my Lord